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INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                HEREN van AALST. 3

Chapter 2.                 SEIGNEURS de BEAUMETZ, CHÂTELAINS de BAPAUME. 7

Chapter 3.                CHÂTELAINS de BERGUES. 11

Chapter 4.                CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES. 13

A.         CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES.. 13

B.         CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES (NESLE) 20

Chapter 5.                CHÂTELAINS de CASSEL, SEIGNEURS de HARNES. 24

Chapter 6.                CHÂTELAINS de COURTRAI (KORTRIJK) 30

Chapter 7.                 HEREN van DENDERMONDE, SEIGNEURS de BETHUNE. 32

A.         HEREN van DENDERMONDE.. 32

B.         SEIGNEURS de BETHUNE, HEREN van DENDERMONDE (BETHUNE) 35

Chapter 8.                CHÂTELAINS de DIXMUDE [DIKSMUIDE] (HEREN van BEVEREN) 63

Chapter 9.                HEREN van GAVRE. 73

Chapter 10.              GENT. 87

A.         AVOCATS of SAINT-PIERRE de GAND.. 87

B.         CHÂTELAINS de GAND.. 91

C.        CHÂTELAINS de GAND (VIGGEZELE) 102

Chapter 11.              HEREN van GISTEL (GHISTELLES) 110

Chapter 12.              CHÂTELAINS de LILLE. 123

A.         CHÂTELAINS de LILLE.. 124

B.         SEIGNEURS de COMINES.. 129

Chapter 13.              HEREN van NINOVE. 133

Chapter 14.              HEREN van OUDENAARDE. 135

Chapter 15.              CHÂTELAINS d’OUDENBURG. 143

Chapter 16.              HEREN van PETEGHEM.. 144

Chapter 17.              WAVRIN. 148

Chapter 18.              CHÂTELAINS d’YPRES. 159

A.         CHÂTELAINS d’YPRES.. 159

B.         BAILLEUL. 161

C.        HEREN van STEENVOORDE (STEINFORT) 162

Chapter 19.              HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM.. 163

A.         HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM.. 163

B.         HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM (ENGHIEN) 168

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Warnkoening suggests that the large number of fortified castles in the county of Flanders is explained by the area previously being governed as a “march”, the form of military government adopted in the Empire for governing frontier territories which required special defence arrangements to prevent incursions from outside imperial territory[1].  The “march” of Flanders (otherwise imperial Flanders) was limited to the eastern part of the area which formed part of imperial territory.  Nevertheless, western Flanders (originally the county proper) was also subject to incursion from marauding neighbours, including Viking raids from Frisia to the north and attack by the rival comtes de Vermandois to the south, whch justified the construction of fortifications as a continuous line of defence.  The building of the more important fortified castles in Flanders can probably be dated to the early to mid-11th century.  The Chronicon Comitum Flandrensium records that Baudouin IV Count of Flanders was the first to organise “militias et nobiles” in Flanders and distributed “villas et oppida” to them[2]

 

Each castle (“burg”) was granted by the coùnt of Flanders to a châtelain (burggraaf in Flemish).  The role of the châtelain was similar to that of the vicomtes in France.  This hypothesis is supported, in the case of the châtellenies of Bruges at least, by a passage in Galbert of Bruges, which recounts that Erembald murdered "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis", married his widow, and took "vicecomitatum"[3].  Giry suggests that the case of Flanders was particular, in that the castellani were originally the military commanders of the series of castles constructed to protect against Vikings raids, that over time administrative and judicial duties were added to their role, and that their area of administration was extended to the whole town in which the castle had been built and eventually included the surrounding areas[4].  Starting as military officials appointed by the count, they became the count’s direct vassals, while their fiefdoms gradually developed as hereditary within the same families.  As the influence of the châtelains grew and their areas of activity widened, they appointed baillis who assumed many of their administrative duties.  In addition, the towns took over many of the responsibilities themselves.  The result was that, by the 14th century, the position of châtelain was little more than a title which carried with it the right to receive fixed revenues[5]

 

The main Flemish castellanies were as follows: 

  • Quarter of Bruges (Castellanies of Berghes, Bourbourg, Bruges, Veurne). 
  • Quarter of Ypres (Castellanies of Bailleul, Cassel, Courtrai, Dixmude, Ypres). 
  • Quarter of Gent (Castellanies of the land of Aalst, the Four Offices, Gent [Oudburg], Oudenaarde, the land of Waas, seigneuries of Bornem, Dendermonde). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    HEREN van AALST

 

 

Aalst (Alost in French) is located about 20 kilometres west of Brussels and about 15 kilometres south of Dendermonde in the present-day Belgian province of East Flanders. 

 

 

BOUDEWIJN van Gent, son of BOUDEWIJN van Gent Heer zu Waas, Dronghen en Ruiselede & his wife --- (-killed in battle Nikea 13 Jun 1097).  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "Balduinus filius Balduini de Gandavo…"[6]Ritter van Gent, Aalst, Dronghen, Waas en Ruiselede.  Albert of Aix names "…Baldewinus de castello Lant…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[7].  Albert of Aix records that "…Baldewinus de Ganz…" was killed at the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[8]

m MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-9 Jun ----).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Mathildem" as wife of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[9]

Boudewijn & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         BOUDEWIJN (-24/25 Oct, 1129 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum Luscum…dictum Gernobodatum, Alostensis terre…dominum, et Ivenum de Gandavo" as children of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[10].  The Chronicon Affligemense names "domus Remundis de Alost eiusque duo filiis Balduinus et Ivanus"[11]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinus Gandensis, frater Yvonis Nigellensis qui nunc est comes Suessionensis"[12]"Galterus custos Teruanensis, Haket castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldwinus de Alost, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1115 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey, with the consent of "Adam, Formosellenis castelli tunc domino"[13].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[14].  "Balduinus de Alost ac frater meus Iwanus" donated "ecclesiam de Herenbaldeghem" to Affleghem abbey by charter dated 1125[15]"…Balduinus Gandavensis, Hiuvannus frater eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[16]“...Balduini Gandensis, Walteri Tornacensis, Danielis Thermundensis, Theoderici castellani de Dicasmuta, Thancmari de Straten, Christiani de Gistela” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Oudenburg abbey made by “Conon...filius Adelardi atque frater Walteri quondam Buticularii[17]...Balduinus de Alost...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[18]Galbert of Bruges records the death "Non Kal Nov" of "Baldewinus ex Alst"[19]m LUTGARDE, daughter of WALTER [van Grimberghe] & his wife ---.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that "Balduinus…Gernobodatus" married "de Grembergio oriunda Luthgarda"[20]Boudewijn & his wife had one child: 

a)         BEATRIX (-before 1160)The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Beatricem" as daughter of "Balduinus…Gernobodatus" and his wife, adding that she married "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio"[21].  A charter dated to [1150] records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg, signed by "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…Henrico de Insula…Lamberto de Insula…"[22]m as his second wife, HENRI Châtelain de Bourbourg, son of THEMARD Châtelain de Bourbourg & his wife Livildis --- (-after 1162, bur Saint-Bertin). 

2.         IWAN (-8 Aug 1145)The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum Luscum…dictum Gernobodatum, Alostensis terre…dominum, et Ivenum de Gandavo" as children of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[23].  The Chronicon Affligemense names "domus Remundis de Alost eiusque duo filiis Balduinus et Ivanus"[24]Graaf van Aalst, Gent, Waas, Donghen en Liedekerke.  Galbert of Bruges names "frater Baldevini ex Alst…Iwan"[25]"Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[26].  "Balduinus de Alost ac frater meus Iwanus" donated "ecclesiam de Herenbaldeghem" to Affleghem abbey by charter dated 1125[27]"…Balduinus Gandavensis, Hiuvannus frater eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[28]The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ records that "Iwanus et Daniel nepos eius" captured Gent and Bruges in 1128 in support of the succession of Thierry d'Alsace as Count of Flanders but were expelled from Flanders[29]"Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand by charter dated 22 Sep 1139[30].  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1144 of "Iwainus de Alst"[31]A manuscript from Gembloux abbey records the death in 1145 of "Iwanus de Alost"[32]m (before 22 Sep 1139) as her first husband, LAURETTE de Flandre, daughter of THIERRY I Count of Flanders & his first wife Swanhilde --- (-[1175]).  The Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin records that Count Thierry "ex priori uxore unicam tantum filiam habuit quam Ivanus de Alosto postea sortitus est in conjugium" but does not give her name[33].  The Flandria Generosa names "Laurentiam" as the only daughter of "comitissa etiam Suanildis", specifying that her marriage with "dux de Lemburg" was terminated on grounds of consanguinity, that she subsequently married "Iwanus de Alst", and after the latter's death "Rodulfo comiti Peronensi" and "comiti de Namur", although this switches her first and second husbands[34]"Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand by charter dated 22 Sep 1139[35]Nun at Voorst after she was widowed.  She married secondly (1150, divorced 1152) Hendrik II Duke of Limburg, thirdly (1152) as his third wife, Raoul [I] “le Vaillant” Comte de Vermandois, and fourthly (before 1159, divorced 1163) as his first wife, Henri "l’Aveugle" Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg.  Iwan & his wife had one child: 

a)         DIRK van Aalst (1144-20 Apr 1166)"Theodericus…dominus et princeps Alostensis" donated "silvam meam…Hokerda…" to Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1164[36].  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1166 of "Theodericus filius Iwaini de Alost"[37]m as her first husband, LAURETTE de Hainaut, daughter of BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut et de Namur & his wife Alice de Namur (-9 Jun 1181).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Yolandem, Agnetem, Lauretam" as the daughters of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite", specifying that Laurette married "Theodericus de Alost, Iwani de Gandavo et Laurete filius" and secondly "in Francia Bucardo de Monte Morenciaco…filium Matheum"[38]She married secondly (early Jan 1173) Bouchard [IV] Seigneur de Montmorency

3.         [--- Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ which records that "Iwanus et Daniel nepos eius" captured Gent and Bruges in 1128 in support of the succession of Thierry d'Alsace as Count of Flanders but were expelled from Flanders[39].  "Daniel" in this passage is identified as Daniel van Dendermonde.  The precise relationship between Daniel de Dendermonde and Ivan van Aalst is not known, but if nepos in this passage can be interpreted precisely the mother of the former would have been the sister of the latter.  m --- [van Dendermonde], son of ---.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    SEIGNEURS de BEAUMETZ, CHÂTELAINS de BAPAUME

 

 

Beaumetz-lès-Cambrai is located about 15 kilometres east of Cambrai, in the present-day French département of Pas de Calais.  The seigneurs de Beaumetz were châtelains de Bapaume which lies about 15 kilometres west of Beaumetz, arrondissement of Arras. 

 

 

1.         --- m MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after Jan 1209).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Jan 1209 under which her son "Sigerus dominus de Bellomanso" sold property to Arras naming "mater mea Mathildis…et Balduinus filius meus major natu…et Rogerus frater meus"[40]Two children: 

a)         SIGER (-after Jan 1209).  "Sigerus dominus de Bellomanso" sold property to Arras by charter dated Jan 1209 which names "mater mea Mathildis…et Balduinus filius meus major natu…et Rogerus frater meus"[41]m ---.  The name of Siger’s wife is not known.  Siger & his wife had one child: 

i)          BAUDOUINHis parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Jan 1209 under which his father "Sigerus dominus de Bellomanso" sold property to Arras naming "mater mea Mathildis…et Balduinus filius meus major natu…et Rogerus frater meus"[42]

b)         ROGER (-after Jan 1209).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Jan 1209 under which his brother "Sigerus dominus de Bellomanso" sold property to Arras naming "mater mea Mathildis…et Balduinus filius meus major natu…et Rogerus frater meus"[43]

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Beaumetz, son of --- m (before 1175) MATHILDE de Wavrin, daughter of HELIE [III] de Wavrin Seneschal of Flanders & his wife Torsella d'Arras.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1175 under which “Hellinus Flandrie dapifer” returned property to Saint-Vaast, with the consent of “Hugone de Bellomanso et Mathilde filia mea uxore illius”, for the soul of “domini Rogeri filii mei[44]

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Beaumetz (-after 1173)Châtelain de Bapaumem as her second husband, BEATRIX de Guines, widow of WILLIAM Faramus de Tingry, daughter of ARNAUD Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Margaretam…Beatricem…Adelidem …Eufemiam et Luthgaudam…Mathildem…Ghislam…Agnetem" as the eight daughters of "Willelmus Andomarensis castellanus" & his wife, specifying that Beatrix married firstly "Willelmo Faramus de Tingreio" and secondly "castellano de Bellomanso Hugoni"[45].  Hugues & his wife had children: 

a)         GILLES [I] de Beaumetz (-after 1214)Châtelain de Bapaume"Egidius Castellanus Bapalmensis et dominus Bellimansi" confirmed a grant to "Segardus miles de Pamiers" by "Balduini de Bailleul" by charter dated Sep 1212[46]m (after 1190) AGNES de Coucy, of RAOUL [I] de Coucy Seigneur de Coucy et de Marle & his second wife Alix de Dreux [Capet] (-1214 or after).  The testament of "Radulphus dominus Couciaci" on the point of leaving on a journey, dated 1190, bequeathed money to "…Agneti…filiæ meæ…Aelidis uxor mea"[47]The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "filia…domini Radulphi de Couchi Agnes" married "domino de Beaumés Egidio castellano de Bapalmes", by whom she had "quatuor…filios et filias…quorum primogenitus ex sorore domini Iacobi de Bailluel in Haynonia filios genuit et filias, secundus…Radulphus uxorem duxit dominam de Baudour relictam domini de Walaincourt et sine liberis mortuus est, tertius…Thomas clericus…et postea Remensis archiepiscopus, quartus Robertus cognomen habuit de Britannia, eo quod nutritus fuerat cum comite Britanniæ Petro"[48].  Gilles [I] & his wife had children: 

i)          GILLES [II] de Beaumetz (-[1261])The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Agnes" married “monsigneur Gillion de Biaumes chastelain de Bapaumes, qui ot de li 4 fius et pluisours filles...li aisnes des fius...Gilles[49]Châtelain de BapaumeEgidius castellanus Bapalmarum et domnus Bellimansi et Yda domna d’Iron uxor mea” donated their share of “capellanie de Tenalliis” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Apr 1230[50]

-         see below

ii)         THOMAS de Beaumetz (-17 Feb 1263)The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "filia…domini Radulphi de Couchi Agnes" married "domino de Beaumés Egidio castellano de Bapalmes", by whom she had "quatuor…filios et filias…quorum primogenitus ex sorore domini Iacobi de Bailluel in Haynonia filios genuit et filias, secundus…Radulphus uxorem duxit dominam de Baudour relictam domini de Walaincourt et sine liberis mortuus est, tertius…Thomas clericus…et postea Remensis archiepiscopus, quartus Robertus cognomen habuit de Britannia, eo quod nutritus fuerat cum comite Britanniæ Petro"[51]Archbishop of Reims 1250.  The necrology of Reims records the death “XV Kal Mar” of “dominus Thomas de Bellomeso Remensis archiepiscopus” and his donation[52]

iii)        RAOUL de Beaumetz (-after Dec 1242).  Raoul de Beaumez chevalier” recognised having sold part of the harvest of “Gilles son frère chevalier châtelain de Bapaume et seigneur de Beaumez…à Arras” to Robert Comte d’Artois, by charter dated Dec 1242[53]

iv)       [AGNES de Beaumetz (-after 23 Jun 1225)Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated to [1200/09] under which "Pieres de Douay" recorded the dower granted by "Wautiers mes nies castelains de Douay" to "Agnes fille le castelain de Bapaumes", witnessed by "Bauduin de Marquete men frère…et ses ii fius Gillon et Peron…mes neveus Henri de Mausni, Wautier de Aubrechicourt et Jehan men fil…"[54].  Agnes’s father is not named in this document, but from a chronological point of view it is possible that she was the daughter of Gilles [I] de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume.  "Agnes castellana Duacensis" donated property, which had belonged to "bone memorie Hugonis quondam Cameracensis electi" and inherited by "dno Waltero quondam castellano Duacensem marito meo" from "fratribus ipsius electi", to the abbey of Près where "Elysabeth filie mee…abbatissa loci illius", by charter dated 23 Jun 1225[55]m ([1200/09]) GAUTHIER Châtelain de Douai, son of MICHEL Châtelain de Douai & his wife --- (-[21 Feb] [1208]).] 

 

             

GILLES [II] de Beaumetz, son of GILLES [I] de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume & his wife Agnes de Coucy (-[1261])The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Agnes" married “monsigneur Gillion de Biaumes chastelain de Bapaumes, qui ot de li 4 fius et pluisours filles...li aisnes des fius...Gilles”, giving details of his descendants[56]Châtelain de BapaumeEgidius castellanus Bapalmarum et domnus Bellimansi et Yda domna d’Iron uxor mea” donated their share of “capellanie de Tenalliis” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Apr 1230[57]Gilles de Beaumez fils aîné de Gilles châtelain de Bapaume et seigneur de Beaumez” acknowledged having sold “sa terre de Coulemont” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and promised to procure the consent of “son héritier quand il sera en âge et par Joye sa femme”, by charter dated Jun 1239[58]

m firstly as her second husband, IDA de Irone, widow of JOSBERT Seigneur de Ribemont, daughter of --- (-after Apr 1230).  The abbey of Ribemont Saint-Nicolas leased “mansionem...apud Tenellam” to “domino Elberto de Ribodimonte et domine Yde de Irone uxoris eius” by charter dated to the early 13th century[59].  “Ida de Irone quondam uxor domini Joberti de Ribodimonte” donated half “mansione...apud Tenellas” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Dec 1221[60].  “Egidius castellanus Bapalmarum et domnus Bellimansi et Yda domna d’Iron uxor mea” donated their share of “capellanie de Tenalliis” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Apr 1230[61]

m secondly (before Jun 1239) JOIE de Condé, daughter of NICOLAS Seigneur de Condé et de Bailleul & his wife Elisabeth de Morialmes.  Gilles de Beaumez fils aîné de Gilles châtelain de Bapaume et seigneur de Beaumez” acknowledged having sold “sa terre de Coulemont” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and promised to procure the consent of “son héritier quand il sera en âge et par Joye sa femme”, by charter dated Jun 1239[62]

Gilles [II] & his [first] wife had children: 

1.         GILLES [III] de Beaumetz (-[1272])Gilles de Beaumez fils aîné de Gilles châtelain de Bapaume et seigneur de Beaumez” acknowledged having sold “sa terre de Coulemont” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and promised to procure the consent of “son héritier quand il sera en âge et par Joye sa femme”, by charter dated Jun 1239[63]Châtelain de Bapaumem ([May 1262]) as her first husband, JEANNE de Beauvoir Dame de Beauvoir, daughter of [MATHIEU [II] Seigneur de Beauvoir-en-Arronaise & his wife ---] (-1300).  Robert de Beaumets second fils de Gillion châtelain de Bapaume seigneur de Beaumetz” agreed to indemnify Guy Count of Flanders for a payment agreed on the marriage of “Gillion de Beaumets son frère avec Dlle Jeannain fille du seigneur de Beauvoir” by charter dated May 1262[64]She married secondly Waléran de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny-en-Barrois.  "Henrys de Luxembourg sire de Liney" founded anniversaries for the souls of “son...pere monseigneur Walerans de Luxembourg et...madame Ieanne de Beauvoir sa mere” by charter dated 1300[65]Gilles [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGUERITE de Beaumetz (-before 1303)m (before 1278) JEAN de Picquigny Vidame d’Amiens, son of GERARD de Picquigny Vidame d’Amiens & his third wife Mathilde de Crecques (-Perusa, Italy 29 Sep 1304). 

Gilles [II] & his [second] wife had children: 

2.         ROBERT de Beaumetz (-[1295]).  Robert de Beaumets second fils de Gillion châtelain de Bapaume seigneur de Beaumetz” agreed to indemnify Guy Count of Flanders for a payment agreed on the marriage of “Gillion de Beaumets son frère avec Dlle Jeannain fille du seigneur de Beauvoir” by charter dated May 1262[66]Châtelain de Bapaumem ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had children: 

a)         GILLES [IV] de BeaumetzChâtelain de Bapaumem IDA d’Escaincourt, daughter of ---.  The name of Gilles’s wife is not known.  Gilles & his wife had one child: 

i)          ROBERTE de Beaumetz (-1352)Châtelaine de Bapaumem firstly LOUIS de Marigny, son of ENGUERRAND de Marigny & his wife ---.  m secondly (1328) as his second wife, GUY [IX] Mauvoisin Seigneur de Rosny, son of GUY [VIII] Mauvoisin Seigneur de Rosny & his wife Laure de Ponthieu (-after 1360). 

b)         ROBERT de Beaumetzm ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  Robert & his wife had two children: 

i)          MARGUERITE de Beaumetz (-after 4 Sep 1335)Thierri de Bevere châtelain de Dixmude...hommes de fief du comte de Flandre” and others notified that “Hugues de Lorraine seigneur de Martigny chevalier et Marguerite de Beaumez sa femme” had declared their intention to sell “le château et la terre de Bevere” to the count of Flanders by charter dated 4 Sep 1335[67]m (contract 1 Jul 1317) HUGUES de Lorraine, son of THIBAUT II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Isabelle de Rumigny (-after 20 Mar 1337).  His brother granted him the château de Saurupt 13 Nov 1312 in return for renouncing his rights to Lorraine.  His mother ceded him the château de Rumigny on his marriage[68]

ii)         LOUISE de Beaumetz (-before 1323, bur Bourges Jacobins)m as his first wife, JEAN [II] Comte de Sancerre, son of JEAN [I] Comte de Sancerre & his wife Marie de Vierzon (-1327, bur Bourges Jacobins). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    CHÂTELAINS de BERGHES

 

 

The town of Berghes is located about 10 kilometres south of Dunkerque, about 15 kilometres east of Bourbourg, in the present-day French département of Nord. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         WENEMARChâtelain de Berghes"…Wynomarus castellanus Bergensis et frater eius Everolphus…" signed the charter dated 1095 under which "Gertrudis…Flandrensis comitissa" donated property to the church of St Walburgis at Furnes[69]

2.         FRODULF .  "…Wynomarus castellanus Bergensis et frater eius Everolphus…" signed the charter dated 1095 under which "Gertrudis…Flandrensis comitissa" donated property to the church of St Walburgis at Furnes[70].  Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Froaldus de Berges...[71].  "…Froulfus castellanus de Bergis, Theorardus castellanus Broburgensis…Bernoldus de Insula…" signed a charter dated 14 Oct 1104 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated revenue to the monastery of Bourbourg[72].  "…Levrardi castellani de Broburg, Froolfi castellani de Bergis…Bernoldi de Insula, Malgeri et Johannis fratris eius" signed a charter dated 21 Mar 1107 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg[73].  "…Theinardus castellanus, Frooldus castellanus, Willelmus castellanus…Bernoldus ex Insula, Malgerus nepos eius, Johannes frater eius, Jordan, Folco filius Malgeri…" signed a charter dated 1112 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders donated revenue to the monastery of Bourbourg[74]

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER de Berghes (-killed in battle mid-1102).  The Chronica Monasterii Watinensis cites a donation by "Walterus Bergensis", witnessed by (among others) "Gislebertus frater Balduini Gandensis qui ab Anglia tunc venerat"[75].  Albert of Aix names "…Walterus de Berga…" among those who fled to Ramla after Baudouin I King of Jerusalem was defeated in a military campaign, dated to mid-1102 from the context[76]

 

2.         FIBOLF (-after 1118).  Châtelain de Berghes.  “Fibolfi castellani Bergensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1118 under which “Willelmus...Philippi comitis filius” donated property to “Loensi ecclesiæ S. Petri Apostoli[77]same person as...?  FRODULFChâtelain de Berghes.  “...Froulfus castellanus Bergensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1121 under which Charles Count of Flanders confirmed properties of “abbatiæ S. Winnoci Bergensis[78]

 

3.         GILBERT de Berghes (-after 1151).  “...Gislebertus de Bergis...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[79].  "Gislberti de Bergis…" witnessed the charter dated to [1131] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated the church of Aubigny to the abbey of "Montesancti Eligii" near Artois[80]Châtelain de Berghes.  “...Gisleberti Bergensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Thierry Count of Flanders transferred property from the chapter of Thérouanne to Ypres[81].  "…Gilleberto castellano Bergensi…" signed the charter dated 1150 which records an agreement between Thierry Count of Flanders and "Milo…Morinensis episcopus" regarding the jurisdiction of the church[82].  "…Gislebertus de Bergis…" signed the charter dated 1151 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted the church of Saint-Martin, Hesdin to "Milonem…Morinorum episcopum"[83]

 

4.         GUY de Berghes (-after 1183).  Châtelain de Berghes.  “...Guidonis Bergensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1169 under which Philippe Count of Flanders founded canons at Artois Saint-Pierre[84]...Widone castellano Bergensi et filio eius Giselberto...” witnessed the charter dated to [1183] under which Philippe Count of Flanders divided property attributable to Berghes[85]m ---.  The name of Guy’s wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

 

a)         GILBERT de Berghes (-after Dec 1220).  “...Widone castellano Bergensi et filio eius Giselberto...” witnessed the charter dated to [1183] under which Philippe Count of Flanders divided property attributable to Berghes[86]Châtelain de Berghes.  “G[iselbertus] Bergensis castellanus” settled a dispute between Berghes abbey and “heredes...Basilii de Gardino” by charter dated 1201[87].  “Gillebertus castellanus Bergensis” committed to respect an agreement between Berghes abbey and “Boidini de Billeke” by charter dated Dec 1220[88]

 

5.         GHISLAIN de BerghesChâtelain de Berghes.  “Ghiselinus castellanus Bergensis” notified that “Margareta de Biekenes avia mea” received income from Lisseweghe and Coudekerke by charter dated 27 Aug 1242[89]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES

 

 

 

A.      CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] (-after 1046).  Châtelain de Bruges.  "…Roberti castellani Brugensis…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 1046 under which Baudouin Bishop of Tournai donated "Altare de Oostburgh" to Gand Saint-Pierre[90]

 

2.         BAULDRAN (-murdered 1067 or before)Galbert of Bruges records that "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis" was murdered by "miles…Erembaldus"[91]Châtelain de Brugesm as her first husband, DEDDA [Duva], daughter of ---.  Galbert of Bruges names "Dedda vel Duva" as wife of "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis", adding that she married secondly "miles…Erembaldus" who had murdered her first husband[92].  She married secondly Erembald

 

3.         ROBERT [II] (-after 1077).  Châtelain de Bruges.  "…Roberti castellani Brugensis…" signed the charter dated 1077 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to "ecclesiam…Truncinii"[93].  The date of this charter suggests that the witness was a different person from Robert [I] Châtelain de Bruges who was named in 1046 (see above).  It also appears likely that he was different from Robert [III] whose father was recorded as living in 1089 (see below). 

 

 

[Two possible] siblings, parents not known: 

1.         EREMBALD (-after 1089)Galbert of Bruges names "Boldranni homo et miles…Erembaldus, de Furnis natus" when recording that he murdered "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis", married his widow, and took "vicecomitatum"[94]The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo records that "Eremboldum" as "dapiferum" of "Bruggis quidam pretor…Holdrannus" during the time of Robert I Count of Flanders, adding that he murdered Holdran and married his widow[95]Châtelain de Bruges.  “Cononis de Emis, Radulfi camerarii, Rodberti pincernæ, Gerardi præstabularii, Galteri dapiferi, Athelardi filii Cononis, Erembaldi castellani Brugensis, Rodberti filii eius...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Oct 1089 under which "Rodbertus...Flandrensis marchio, comitis Rodberti agnomine Fresonis filius" conferred the functions of "cancellarium" on the provost of Bruges St. Donat[96]m as her second husband, DEDDA [Duva], widow of BAULDRAN, daughter of ---.  Galbert of Bruges names "Dedda vel Duva" as wife of "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis", adding that she married secondly "miles…Erembaldus" who had murdered her first husband[97]The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo records that "Eremboldum" as "dapiferum" of "Bruggis quidam pretor…Holdrannus" during the time of Robert I Count of Flanders, adding that he murdered Holdran and married his widow[98].  Erembald & his wife had five children: 

a)         ROBERT [III] (-after 19 Jan 1109).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife[99].  “Cononis de Emis, Radulfi camerarii, Rodberti pincernæ, Gerardi præstabularii, Galteri dapiferi, Athelardi filii Cononis, Erembaldi castellani Brugensis, Rodberti filii eius...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Oct 1089 under which "Rodbertus...Flandrensis marchio, comitis Rodberti agnomine Fresonis filius" conferred the functions of "cancellarium" on the provost of Bruges St. Donat[100]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife, adding that Robert succeeded his father as Châtelain de Bruges[101]Robert Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Cambrai Saint-Aubert “in villa de Keans” by charter dated 1102, in the presence of “...Roberti castellani de Brugis...[102].  "Roberto Castellano, Lamberto Nappino, Adam de Formosela, Galtero Curtracensi Castellano, Wenemaro Gandensi Castellano, Frumoldo Yprensi Castellano…" signed the charter dated 19 Jan 1109 under which "Robertus Roberti filius…comes Flandrensium" granted privileges to Voormezeele abbey[103]m firstly ---.  The name of Robert’s first wife is not known.  m secondly ---.  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertus infans dictus" as son of "Robertus" and his second wife[104]Robert & his first wife had two children: 

i)          WALTER (-1115).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Walterus et Albertus" as sons of "Robertus" and his first wife[105]Galbert of Bruges records that "filius eius Walterus" succeeded "Robertus" as Châtelain de Bruges[106]Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Walterus castellanus de Brugges...[107].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[108]

ii)         ALBERTThe Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Walterus et Albertus" as sons of "Robertus" and his first wife[109]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[110].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[111]

Robert & his second wife had one child: 

iii)        ROBERTThe Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertus infans dictus" as son of "Robertus" and his second wife[112]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[113]

b)         LAMBERT Nappim (-after 1111).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife[114]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[115]"Roberto Castellano, Lamberto Nappino, Adam de Formosela, Galtero Curtracensi Castellano, Wenemaro Gandensi Castellano, Frumoldo Yprensi Castellano…" signed the charter dated 19 Jan 1109 under which "Robertus Roberti filius…comes Flandrensium" granted privileges to Voormezeele abbey[116].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[117]m ---.  The name of Lambert’s wife is not known.  Lambert & his wife had two child: 

i)          LAMBIN Morwater .  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Lambinus Morwater et Fromoldus cognomento Borchardus" as sons of "Lamberto Nappim"[118]

ii)         FROMOLD Borchard (-1128).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Lambinus Morwater et Fromoldus cognomento Borchardus" as sons of "Lamberto Nappim"[119]Galbert of Bruges names "Lambertum Nappin" as father of "Borsiardi"[120].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[121]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records the enmity between "Burchardus, nepos prepositi…filius…Lamberti fratris eius" and "Tagmarum…et nepotem eius Galterum"[122]

c)         DESIDIRIUS Hacket (-after 1 Feb 1117).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife[123].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[124]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife, adding that "Haket" succeeded his nephew Walter as Châtelain de Bruges[125]"Galterus custos Teruanensis, Haket castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldwinus de Alost, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1115 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey, with the consent of "Adam, Formosellenis castelli tunc domino"[126].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[127]

d)         ULFRIC Cnop .  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife[128]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[129]"Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[130]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Vulfricus frater prepositi…Burchardus et alterius fratris eius Roberti filius Robertus, Guillemus quoque Viroviacensis, et Ingramno Esnensis, et Ysaac prepositi consanguineus" conspired to kill Charles Count of Flanders[131]

e)         BERTULFThe Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife, adding that Bertulf was "postea Sancti Donatiani prepositum"[132]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[133].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[134]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ names "prepositus quidam Brugensis, Bertulfus…archicapellanus et cancellarius totius Flandensis curie" prior to his accession as count[135]

f)          [--- .  The identity of the parents of the wife of Robert de Kerseka is not known.  Her father may have been one of the brothers of Bertulf named above.  m ---.  One child: 

i)          daughter .  Galbert of Bruges records that "neptem prepositi" married "miles…comitis", naming him "apud Kerseca Roberto" in a later passage[136]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "quidam miles nobilis…in curia comitis" married "consanguineam…prepositi, que comitis ancilla esse diceretur"[137]m ROBERT de Kerseka, son of ---. 

g)         [--- .  The identity of the parents of Aganitrude is not known.  Her father may have been one of the brothers of Bertulf named above.  m ---.  One child: 

i)          AGANITRUDE Her family background and two marriages are confirmed by the Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ which records that, after Charles Count of Flanders was killed, Bertulf took refuge with "Alardi Warnesunensis" who had married "neptem illius Aganitrudem", adding that she was "castri…sancti Audomari quondam castellanam"[138].  This source does not specify the name of her first husband, but as the châtelain de Saint-Omer is named Guillaume in the sources dated between 1113 and 1126, it is likely that this was the Aganitrude’s husband.  m firstly [as his second wife,] GUILLAUME [I] Châtelain de Saint-Omer, son of --- (-before 1128).  m secondly (1128) ALARD de Warneton, son of ---. 

2.         [--- .  The precise parentage of Isaac is not known, although the source quoted below shows that he was related to Bertulf.  It is assumed that the relationship was more remote than uncle/nephew as the sources quoted in this document specify this relationship when it existed.  An exception is one passage in Galbert of Bruges which refers to the wife of Guy van Steenvoorde as "neptem prepositi" (see below), although "neptem" could interpreted as referring to a more remote family relationship than niece.  m ---.]  Three children: 

a)         ISAAC (-after 1128)Chambellan de Flandre: "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[139]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Vulfricus frater prepositi…Burchardus et alterius fratris eius Roberti filius Robertus, Guillemus quoque Viroviacensis, et Ingramno Esnensis, et Ysaac prepositi consanguineus" conspired to kill Charles Count of Flanders[140]Galbert of Bruges names "Isaac et Borsiardus et Willelmus ex Wervi, Ingrannus" as the principle conspirators[141].  In a later passage, Galbert of Bruges names "miser Borsiardus et Isaac, servus et camerarius simul et homo comitis Karoli" as the murderers[142]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac" fled after Charles Count of Flanders was killed[143]

b)         DESIDERIUS (-17 Dec 1127).  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[144]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac…frater eius Desiderius" fled after Charles Count of Flanders was killed[145]Galbert of Bruges records the death "XVI Kal Jan" of "Desiderius frater Isaac"[146]

c)         daughter .  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac…sororis sue" married "Guido de Stenfordo"[147]Galbert of Bruges names "Steenvordam, villam Widonis generi sui" (referring to "Isaac)", but in a later passage records that "Wido" had married "neptem prepositi…sororem Isaac"[148]m GUY van Steenvoorde, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         GERVAIS de Praet (-after 1146)Chambellan de Flandre: Galbert of Bruges records that, after the murder of Charles Count of Flanders in Mar 1127, "Gervasius camerarius comitis" fled to "versus Flandrenses cognatos suos", in a later passage specifying that “Gervasius” was “familiaris...et fidelis domino suo...Karolo” who had installed him as “camerarius[149].  These extracts suggest that Count Charles appointed Gervais as Chambellan to replace Isaac, after the latter’s implication in the conspiracy became apparent.  Gervais supported Thierry Count of Flanders as shown by the following charter, but he is no longer recorded as Chambellan, a post from which he was presumably removed after he was installed as Châtelain de Bruges.  Châtelain de Bruges.  "Gervasio Brugensi castellano…" signed the charter dated 11 Aug 1128 under which "Theodericus…Flandrensium comes" donated property to Voormezeele abbey[150].  “...Geruasii de Praet...” witnessed the charter dated 1145 under which Thierry Count of Flanders entrusted "Eustachius de Peteghem...et fratris sui Gosuini de Nova-Ecclesia" to Tronchiennes abbey[151].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Furnes abbey[152]

 

2.         BAUDOUIN de Praet (-after 1202).  "...Balduini de Prat…" witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders settled a dispute concerning “decimam in Renenges[153]

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES (NESLE)

 

 

RAOUL [II] de Nesle, son of RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Nesle & his wife Rainurde --- (-[1153/60]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1161] issued by [his brother] "Ivonem comitem Suessionis" relating to Epagny, with the consent of "domini Cononis nepotis et coheredis Ivonis comitis"[154], read together with the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "comes Cono, Iohannes…et iste qui adhuc vivit comes Radulfus Suessionensis" as sons of "Radulfo castellano [de Bruges]"[155]Châtelain de Bruges.  "…Radulfi de Brugis…" witnessed the charter dated to [1131] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated the church of Aubigny to the abbey of "Montesancti Eligii" near Artois[156].  "Radulphus Brugensis castellanus" donated property to Eeckhout abbey by charter dated 1146[157].  "…Radulfi Brugensis castellani…" signed the charter dated 1151 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to the town of Saint-Omer[158]

1.         CONON de Nesle (-1180 before 20 Apr)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Cono, Iohannes…et iste qui adhuc vivit comes Radulfus Suessionensis" as sons of "Radulfo castellano [de Bruges]"[159]Châtelain de Bruges 1161.  “...Enonis Brugensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1169 under which Philippe Count of Flanders founded canons at Artois Saint-Pierre[160]"Cono dominus Petrefontis et Agata uxor mea" confirmed the donation of "vicariam…Corborosa" made to Notre-Dame de Paris by "Sevinus de Rupeforti" by charter dated 1171, witnessed by "Theobaldi de Crespi…"[161]"Nepos meus Cono heres meus et dominus Petrifontis" is named in the charter dated to [1173] under which "Ivo comes Suessionensis et dominus Nigellensis…uxor mea Hyolens" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[162].  "Cono comes Suessionensis et domini Nigellensis" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp for the soul of "patrui mei comitis Yvonis" by charter dated 1176[163]The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Cono nepos eius Brugensis castellanus" succeeded on the death in 1178 of "Ivo…Suessonensis comes et Nigelle dominus"[164].  Comte de Soissons 1178.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the death in 1179 of "Cono comes Suessionensis" and the succession of his brothers Jean and Raoul (the latter in Soissons)[165]m (before 1164) AGATHE de Pierrefonds, daughter of DREUX Seigneur de Pierrefonds & his wife Beatrix --- (-after 1189).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Agathe" as wife of "Cono nepos eius [=Ivonis…Suessonensis comitis] Brugensis castellanus", specifying that her husband obtained "castrum Petrepontis" through her[166].  "Cono dominus Petrefontis et Agata uxor mea" confirmed the donation of "vicariam…Corborosa" made to Notre-Dame de Paris by "Sevinus de Rupeforti" by charter dated 1171, witnessed by "Theobaldi de Crespi…"[167]"Agathe comitisse…" subscribed the charter dated 1178 under which "Cono…comes Suessionensis dominus Petrofontis et Nigelle" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[168]Philippe II King of France confirmed the donation made to Notre-Dame de Longpont by "Beatrix de Petrafontis", confirmed after her death by "Agatha de Petrafontis ipsius filia", by charter dated 1183[169].  "Agatha domina Petrefontis" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Valsery made by "Johannes Turcus" by charter dated 1189[170]

2.         JEAN de Nesle (-14 Jul [1197/1200])The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Cono, Iohannes…et iste qui adhuc vivit comes Radulfus Suessionensis" as sons of "Radulfo castellano [de Bruges]"[171]"…Johannes et Radulfi fratrum meorum" subscribed the charter dated 1178 under which "Cono…comes Suessionensis dominus Petrofontis et Nigelle" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[172]Châtelain de Bruges 1180.  Gertrudis Brugensis castellan et filius eius Joannes castellanus” donated property to Bruges, at the request of “mariti sui piæ recordationis Radulfi”, with the consent of [her daughter-in-law] “Elisabeth...Brugensis castellana”, by charter dated 10 Sep 1185[173]...Joannis castellani Brugensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1188 under which Philippe Count of Flanders emancipated the abbey of Bruges Saint-André[174]Seigneur de Nesle, de Falvy et de Hérelle.  m ELISABETH van Peteghem, daughter of JAN [I] van Peteghem & his wife ---.  Gertrudis Brugensis castellan et filius eius Joannes castellanus” donated property to Bruges, at the request of “mariti sui piæ recordationis Radulfi”, with the consent of [her daughter-in-law] “Elisabeth...Brugensis castellana”, by charter dated 10 Sep 1185[175].  "Elizabet mater domini de Nigella" renounced rights over revenue from Lambersart in favour of Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filius…meus Radulphus", by charter dated 1204[176].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Jean & his wife had [five] children:

a)         JEAN de Nesle (-22 Dec 1239)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iohannes [filius Radulfo castellano] pater Iohannes de Nigella"[177]Châtelain de Bruges.  “...Joannis de Neelle castell. Brugensis...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[178].  The Scripta de Feodis of King Philippe II record “Johans sires de Neele” holding “Neele et les apartenances...[179].  He sold the castellanie of Bruges to Jeanne Ctss of Flanders in 1234[180]m (before 1200) EUSTACHE de Saint-Pol, daughter of HUGUES [IV] "Candavène" Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Yolande de Hainaut (-before 1241).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ysabellam uxorem comitis Galtheri de Castellione, qui per uxorem factus est comes de Sancto Paulo, et Eustaciam uxorem Iohannis de Nigella" as children of "comiti Hugoni de Sancto Paulo" & his wife[181].  "Hugo comes S. Pauli et Jole uxor mea" donated property to the church of Thérouanne with the consent of "generorum meorum Galteri de Castellione et Johannis domini de Nigella et filiarum mearum Elilzabeth et Eustathiæ" by charter dated Jan 1201[182]

b)         IVES de Nesle (-before 4 May 1189).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

c)         RAOUL de Nesle (-before Feb 1226)"Elizabet mater domini de Nigella" renounced rights over revenue from Lambersart in favour of Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filius…meus Radulphus", by charter dated 1204[183]The Scripta de Feodis of King Philippe II record “Johans sires de Neele” holding “Neele et les apartenances...” and name among his “home...Raous mis frères...[184].  Seigneur de Falvy. 

-        SEIGNEURS de FALVY

d)         GERTRUDE de Nesle (-after Jun 1239)The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Gertrudis uxor domini Renaldi de Melloto” donated revenue to Froidmont to maintain a lamp at night before the tomb of her husband by charter dated 1201[185].  “Gertrudis domina Alliaci...Joannes filius meus” confirmed donations “apud Beeleuses” made to Beaupré by “Radulfus de Claromonte quondam maritus meus...in decima quam emit Matildis de Aliaco mater predicti Radulfi” by charter dated 1225[186].  “Simon de Claromonte miles dominus de Alliaco...Gertrudis domina de Alliaco et Bullis mater eiusdem” sold land “de la Houssière” to Froidmont by charter dated Mar 1237[187]m firstly RAINAUD de Mello, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Mello & his wife Ermentrude --- (-1201, bur Froidmont).  m secondly (1203) RAOUL de Clermont Seigneur d'Ailly, son of SIMON de Clermont Seigneur d’Ailly-sur-Noye & his wife Mathilde de Breteuil (-30 Mar 1225). 

e)         [ADA (-[Dec 1252/Dec 1254])The second wife of Enguerrand [II] Seigneur de Boves is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the daughter of Jean de Nesle Châtelain de Bruges[188].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Du Chesne provides no indication of her parentage[189].  "Ingelrannus dominus Bovæ" accepted the arbitrage of a dispute involving the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent concerning revenue from Ailly, with the consent of "uxor mea Ada et Robertus et Thomas et Hugo fratres mei", by charter dated May 1202[190]m as his second wife, ENGUERRAND [II] de Coucy Seigneur de Boves, son of ROBERT de Coucy Seigneur de Boves & his wife Beatrix de Saint-Pol --- (-[1222/24]).] 

3.         RAOUL de Nesle (-4 Jan 1235)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Cono, Iohannes…et iste qui adhuc vivit comes Radulfus Suessionensis" as sons of "Radulfo castellano [de Bruges]"[191]"…Johannes et Radulfi fratrum meorum" subscribed the charter dated 1178 under which "Cono…comes Suessionensis dominus Petrofontis et Nigelle" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[192]Comte de Soissons 1180. 

-        COMTES de SOISSONS

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    CHÂTELAINS de CASSEL, SEIGNEURS de HARNES

 

 

Cassel is located about 5 kilometres west of Steenvoorde in the present-day French département of Nord, on the border with Belgium.  The later châtelains de Cassel were also seigneur de Harnes, which lies on the eastern outskirts of Lens in the Pas-de-Calais département.  They were also hereditary connétables of Flanders.  There is considerable uncertainty about the origin and early generations of the family of the châtelains de Cassel.  Research has been hindered, rather than helped, by a study published by Smyttère in the mid-19th century[193]Reiffenberg records (in 1838) that "dans un fragment de généalogie de la maison de Bette on lit que Mechtilde de Bette, fille de Gerolf VI de Bette et de Hasaca de St-Omer, épousa (vers 1120) Michiel, sire de Harnes, seigneur de la forteresse de la Montaigne de Cassel"[194]Smyttère states that the original of this "fragment de généalogie" could no longer be located by the time he wrote (in 1866)[195].  No evidence has been found that the fragment has emerged since then, so it is impossible to verify its provenance or assess whether it was based on primary source information which has since disappeared.  In the same passage, Reiffenberg continues by adding that "son père Michel de Harnes avait épousé Cunégonde, fille et héritière de Robert de Cassel connétable de Flandre, tué dans la bataille de Cassel en 1072", and comments that as a result of this marriage the seigneurie of Cassel and the connétablie of Flanders passed to the Harnes family[196].  This second comment does not appear, from the context, to be based on the "fragment", nor does it appear to be corroborated by the limited amounf of primary source data which has been found during the preparation of the present chapter. 

 

The comment relates to two titles, the seigneurie of Cassel and the connétablie of Flanders.  Dealing first with the connétablie, the first reference to the position so far found is dated 1093, a charter which names "Gerardo stabulario" (see below).  His successor appears to have been "Amalrici stabularii" who is named from 1110 to 1116 and has been identified as Heer van Ninove (see below in this document the chapter dealing with the Heren van Ninove).  Amaury was succeeded as connétable by his son Gérard, which suggests that the Gérard of 1093 may have been a member of the same family.  Gérard [II] is last recorded as connétable in a charter dated 1139.  Michel de Harnes is named as connétable in a source dated 1133, which demonstrates that more than one individual held the position at the same time.  In 1154, Henri Châtelain de Brobourg is recorded as connétable (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE NOBILITY), and the earliest reference so far found to a second Michel de Harnes as connétable is dated 1163.  No relationship has been found between the Ninove/Bourbourg/Harnes families which would suggest that the position passed by hereditary succession. 

 

Turning to the seigneurie of Cassel, discussion of primary sources inevitably focuses on the châtellenie. "Gerardo castellano de Cassel" is named between 1110 and 1123.  He is not named connétable in these sources, so it is unlikely that he was the same person as connétable Gérard (who in any case seems to have been succeeded in the position by Amaury by 1110, as noted above).  The earliest references to Michel de Harnes holding both positions date to the latter part of the 12th century.  Smyttère explains the apparent inconsistency between the sources and Reiffenberg by drawing a distinction between the seigneurs of Cassel and the châtelains of Cassel[197].  He cites no sources (apart from Reiffenberg) which record seigneurs at Cassel, and none has been found while preparing this chapter.  Smyttère’s discussion of the early members of the Harnes family relies exclusively on Reiffenberg, although he does admit, in relation to Michel [I] de Harnes husband of Cunégonde according to Reiffenberg, "disons que certains auteurs paraissent avoir des doutes sur l’identité de ce personnage dont il sera peu parlé; du reste nous ne trouvons pas de détails positifs sur ce Michel"[198]

 

The inevitable conclusion is that there is no corroborating evidence that the individuals who are referred to by Reiffenberg as Michel [I] and [II] ever existed.  Reiffenberg continues by stating that "Michel de Harnes troisième de ce nom mourut en 1151, Michel IV l’an 1198; celui-ci fut père de Philippe de Harnes qui épousa Adélaïde, fille de Nicolas de Boulers et d’Ida de Rœulx; de ce mariage naquit Michel V, celui-là même qui vendit sa châtellenie de Cassel"[199].  Some of these statements can be corroborated by other sources.  

 

 

1.         GERARD (-after 2 Jun 1123).  Châtelain de Cassel.  "…Gerardo castellano de Cassel…" signed the charter dated 1110 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to Faumont[200].  "…Gerardi de Cassello…" signed the charter dated 5 Aug 1111 under which Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed exemptions to Saint-Amand[201].  "…Gerardus castellanus Casletensis…" signed the charter dated 26 Oct 1122/2 Jun 1123 under which Burchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed possessions of Saint-André de Cambrésis[202]

 

2.         MICHEL [I] (-after 1142)Connétable de Flandre: "…Razonis butellarii, Michaelis conestabuli…" signed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[203].  "…Gisleberti Bergensis castellani, Willelmi Audomarensis castellani, Henrici Broburgensis, Michaelis Casletensis, Anselmi Iprensis, Roberti Insulensis, Radulphi Brugensi…" signed the charter dated 1142 under which Thierry Count of Flanders ordered the destruction of the castle built by "Arnulpho Teruanensi advocato"[204]m (before 12 Jun 1138) ---.  Pope Innocent III wrote to the bishops of Thérouanne and Arras requesting them to investigate "parentelæ" between "M. comestabulum Flandrensis comitis et uxorem suam"[205]

 

3.         MICHEL [II] (-[1196/98]).  Châtelain de Cassel.  Connétable de Flandre: Thierry Count of Flanders agreed the respective rights of Saint-Pierre de Gand and "Michael constabularius" in "ville de Harnes tandem apud castellum Lens" by charter dated 1163 under which "Heimericus de Lophen" donated "hereditatem meam in pago Bracbantense in villa Berda vel Cuckenbeca" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[206].  "…Michaelis conestabuli…" signed the charter dated 16 Feb 1167 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed provisions relating to the avouerie of Marchiennes[207].  "Michael constabularius Flandrie et Casletensis castellanus" confirmed donations to Saint-Bertin by undated charter, witnessed by "Ada uxor mea, Philippus et Micael filii mei"[208].  "…Michaelis constabularii…" signed the charter dated 1181 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Avesnes Notre-Dame[209]Michael constabularius comitis Flandrie et filius eius Philippus dominus et advocati de Bouleir” confirmed possessions of Ninove by charter dated 1181[210]"Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[211]m ADA, daughter of ---.  "Michael constabularius Flandrie et Casletensis castellanus" confirmed donations to Saint-Bertin by undated charter, witnessed by "Ada uxor mea, Philippus et Micael filii mei"[212].  "Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[213].  Michel & his wife had two children: 

a)         PHILIPPE (-[1199])Michael constabularius comitis Flandrie et filius eius Philippus dominus et advocati de Bouleir” confirmed possessions of Ninove by charter dated 1181[214]"Michael constabularius Flandrie et Casletensis castellanus" confirmed donations to Saint-Bertin by undated charter, witnessed by "Ada uxor mea, Philippus et Micael filii mei"[215].  "Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[216]m (before 1181) as her first husband. ALIX van Boulaere, daughter of NIKOLAAS van Boulaere & his wife Ada de Rœulx (-after 24 Jun 1236).  "Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[217].  She married secondly Gilles [III] Seigneur de TrazegniesShe married thirdly ([1207]) Raso [VII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke"Alicia domina de Boular" donated property "prope villam de Idenghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "domini Michaelis filii mei Flandrensis constabularii", by charter dated Feb 1216[218].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed her donation of "tria bonaria prati de allodio meo in parochia de Ydenghem, jacentia juxta Teneram versus Loetsh" to Ninove, with the consent of "liberorum meorum", by charter dated Dec 1217, signed by "Adæ filiæ meæ…"[219].  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[220].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed the donation made by "dominus Gossuinus de Scendelbecca et…filia mea Ada uxor eius" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1232[221].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed the donation of property "in parochia de Asplar et de Neder-Hasselt" to Ninove by "filius meus Philippus miles" by charter dated 24 Jun 1236[222]She is named Aelidis quondam dominæ de Boulers matris suæ et meæ” in the charter dated Oct 1256 under which “Ægidius dictus le Brun de Trazegnies constabularius Franciæ” confirmed that “Osto quondam dominus de Trazegnies frater meus” had donated property to Beaupré abbey[223]Philippe & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          MICHEL [IV] (-1230).  "Alicia domina de Boular" donated property "prope villam de Idenghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "domini Michaelis filii mei Flandrensis constabularii", by charter dated Feb 1216[224].  "Michael de Harnes Flandrie constabularius" sold "castellaturam Casletensem" to Jeanne Ctss of Flanders in exchange for property "in Broxella, in Polinchove, in Rubruec et in Liedersella" by charter dated 24 Oct 1218[225]m BEATRIX van Nevele, daughter of ---.  Michel [IV] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       PHILIPPA de Harnes (-after 21 Mar [1234/35]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" married “Philippam unicam filiam...domini Michaelis de Harnes eiusque hæredem[226].  "Robertus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethunie ac Teneremondæ dominus" confirmed the donation of property "in territorio de Woestina" made to Braella abbey by "Hugo dominus d´Antoing et d´Espinoy miles homo meus et domina Philippa uxor eius filia quondam bonæ memoriæ viri nobilis domini Michaelis de Harnis militis" by charter dated Dec 1231[227].  “Hugo de Antoing miles” acknowledged the homage given to the king of France for “terra bonæ memoriæ Michaelis de Harnis soceri sui…ratione Philippæ uxoris suæ devoluta" by charter dated 21 Mar [1234/35][228]m (before 11 Nov 1230) as his first wife, HUGUES Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy, son of ALARD [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his wife Ida de Douai (1204-[1270]). 

ii)         PHILIPPE (-after Mar 1247).  "Philippus de Boular constabularius Flandriæ et dominus de Asplar" donated rights to a family of serfs to Ninove by charter dated Dec 1231[229].  "Philippus de Boular constabularius Flandriæ…cum Helewidis de Neder-Hasselt" donated rights to land "in parochia de Neder-Hasselt" to Ninove by charter dated 1231[230].  "Philippus filius nobilis matronæ Aliciæ dominæ de Boular" confirmed the donation made by "dominus Gossuinus de Scendelbecca et…soror mea Ada uxor eius" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1232[231].  Heer van Boulaer.  "Philippus de Boular dominus de Asplar" donated rights over land "de Asplar" to Ninove by charter dated 1235[232]Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238[233]"Philippus dominus de Boular" waived payments from Ninove, with the consent of "Humanæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated Mar 1247[234]m HUMANA, daughter of ---.  "Philippus dominus de Boular" waived payments from Ninove, with the consent of "Humanæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated Mar 1247[235]

iii)        [ADA (-after Mar 1238).  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed her donation of "tria bonaria prati de allodio meo in parochia de Ydenghem, jacentia juxta Teneram versus Loetsh" to Ninove, with the consent of "liberorum meorum", by charter dated Dec 1217, signed by "Adæ filiæ meæ…"[236].  It is not known whether Ada was her mother’s daughter by her first or second marriage.  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[237].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed the donation made by "dominus Gossuinus de Scendelbecca et…filia mea Ada uxor eius" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1232[238]Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238[239]m GOSSUIN de Schendlebeke, son of ---.] 

b)         MICHEL [III] (-after 22 Oct 1226).  "Michael constabularius Flandrie et Casletensis castellanus" confirmed donations to Saint-Bertin by undated charter, witnessed by "Ada uxor mea, Philippus et Micael filii mei"[240].  "Michel oncle de connétable" was appointed one of the arbitrators to settle differences arising from the sale of the connétablie to Jeanne Ctss of Flanders, dated 22 Oct 1226[241]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    CHÂTELAINS de COURTRAI (KORTRIJK)

 

 

Courtrai, now more commonly known by its Flemish name Kortrijk, is located about 20 kilometres north-east of Lille, across the French border in the present-day Belgian province of West Flanders. 

 

 

1.         ROGER [I] (-after 6 May 1187).  "…Rogerio Cortacensi…" signed the charter dated 1150 which records an agreement between Thierry Count of Flanders and "Milo…Morinensis episcopus" regarding the jurisdiction of the church[242]Châtelain de Courtrai.  Châtelain de Gand.  "…Rogerus castellanus Gandensis" signed the charter dated 1151 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted the church of Saint-Martin, Hesdin to "Milonem…Morinorum episcopum"[243]...Rogeri castellani de Corturiaco, filiorum eius Gautherii, Sycheri...” witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders approved the exchange between Tournai Saint-Martin and “Johannes de Velven et Walterius Tirans...[244]Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[245]m firstly SARA, daughter of [ROGER [II] Châtelain de Lille & his wife ---].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Duchesne says that she was “Sarre de Lille fille de Roger le Jeune chastellain de Lille”, but he cites no primary source on which he bases this information[246]m secondly as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Guines, widow of EUSTACHE [III] de Fiennes, daughter of ARNAUD Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer (-1222).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that "Eustacium", son of "Eustacius…senex de Fielnis", married "Ghisnensis comitis Arnoldi filiam Margaretam"[247].  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Margaretam…Beatricem…Adelidem …Eufemiam et Luthgaudam…Mathildem…Ghislam…Agnetem" as the eight daughters of "Willelmus Andomarensis castellanus" & his wife, specifying that Marguerite married firstly "Eustacio de Fielnis" and secondly "Rogero Curtracensi castellano"[248].  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[249].  "Margareta quondam castellana Curtracensis" donated revenue to Gant Saint-Pierre by undated charter[250].  A charter dated to [1201/09] records the donation by "nobilis matrona Margareta…castellana Curtracensis" to Gant Saint-Pierre for the anniversary of "domini Eustachii primi mariti eiusdem matrone"[251].  "Margareta castellana Curtracensis" donated "decimam…apud Artevelde" to the abbey of Gent St Bavo by charter dated 1215[252].  Roger [I] & his first wife had six children: 

a)         GAUTHIER (-after 1163).  ...Rogeri castellani de Corturiaco, filiorum eius Gautherii, Sycheri...” witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders approved the exchange between Tournai Saint-Martin and “Johannes de Velven et Walterius Tirans...[253]

b)         SIGER (-after 1163).  “...Rogeri castellani de Corturiaco, filiorum eius Gautherii, Sycheri...” witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders approved the exchange between Tournai Saint-Martin and “Johannes de Velven et Walterius Tirans...[254]

c)         ROGER [II] (-after Apr 1201).  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[255].  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, which also records the donation made by "Beatrix domina de Nivella" for the soul of "mariti sui Rogeri Curtracensis junioris", signed by "…Sigeri Gandensis castellani, Theoderici de Beverna, Rogeri castellani Curtracensis, Balduini de Commines, Bernardi de Rosbais…"[256].  "…Rotgeri de Cortriaco…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[257]m BEATRIX van Nevele, daughter of --- (-after 1198).  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, which also records the donation made by "Beatrix domina de Nivella" for the soul of "mariti sui Rogeri Curtracensis junioris"[258].  Roger & his wife had one child: 

i)          ELISABETH .  Heiress of Nivelle.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, married secondly "hæredem...terræ de Nevella juxta Gandavum"[259]m (after 1218) as his second wife, EVERARD Radoul Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne, son of BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Hildrade de Wavrin (-[8 Jan/Jul] 1226). 

d)         ARNAUD .  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[260]

e)         GILBERT .  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[261]

f)          PETRONILLE de Courtrai (-after 1214)Sigerus castellanus Gandensis et uxor mea Petronilla” donated property to Afflighem abbey, with the consent of "Sigero filio nostro et reliquis filiis nostris", by charter dated 1198[262].  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[263]m SIGER [II] Châtelain de Gand, son of STEPPO van Viggezele & his wife Alice van Gent (-1202 or after). 

 

 

1.         SIGER de Courtrai (-after Jan 1243).  "Sigerus de Cortraco miles et Adelisa uxor mea filia quondam domini Bernardi de Weneberchies militis" sold dîmes from property at Assenede held from "domino Hugone castellano Gandensi" to the nuns at Biloka by charter dated Jan 1243[264]m ADELISE, daughter of BERNARD Seigneur de Weneberchies & his wife --- (-after Jan 1243).  "Sigerus de Cortraco miles et Adelisa uxor mea filia quondam domini Bernardi de Weneberchies militis" sold dîmes from property at Assenede held from "domino Hugone castellano Gandensi" to the nuns at Biloka by charter dated Jan 1243[265]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    HEREN van DENDERMONDE, SEIGNEURS de BETHUNE

 

 

 

A.      HEREN van DENDERMONDE

 

 

1.         --- [van Dendermonde] m [--- van Aalst, daughter of BOUDEWIJN van Gent & his wife Mathilde ---].  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ which records that "Iwanus et Daniel nepos eius" captured Gent and Bruges in 1128 in support of the succession of Thierry d'Alsace as Count of Flanders but were expelled from Flanders[266].  "Daniel" in this passage is identified as Daniel van Dendermonde.  The precise relationship between Daniel de Dendermonde and Ivan van Aalst is not known, but if nepos in this passage can be interpreted precisely the mother of the former would have been the sister of the latter.  One child: 

a)         DANIEL van Dendermonde (-after 1133).  "…Hosto castellanus et Guillelmus frater eius, Robertus de Bethuna et Guilelmus filius eius, Anselmus de Hesdinio…Rogerus castellanus Insulensis et Robertus filius eius, Razo de Gavera, Daniel de Tenremont…Henricus de Brocborc, Eustachius advocatus et Arnulphus filius Rius castellanus Gandavensis…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[267]The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ records that "Iwanus et Daniel nepos eius" captured Gent and Bruges in 1128 in support of the succession of Thierry d'Alsace as Count of Flanders but were expelled from Flanders[268].  “...Balduini Gandensis, Walteri Tornacensis, Danielis Thermundensis, Theoderici castellani de Dicasmuta, Thancmari de Straten, Christiani de Gistela” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Oudenburg abbey made by “Conon...filius Adelardi atque frater Walteri quondam Buticularii[269]"Daniele de Tenremunda, Theoderico camerario de Beverna, Lamberto de Rinegels, Christiano de Gistela..." witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated "censum...de Gistela" to Saint-Bertin[270]

 

2.         [EVERDEUS] [van Dendermonde (-after 1145).  Avoué of Gand Saint-Pierre: Thierry Count of Flanders settled a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bavon (Gand Saint-Pierre) and “advocato...Everdeio et Galtero de Thenremund” by charter dated 1145[271]

 

3.         WALTER [I] van Dendermonde (-after 1153).  "…Waltherus de Teneremundis…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[272].  Avoué of Gand Saint-Pierre: Thierry Count of Flanders settled a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bavon (Gand Saint-Pierre) and “advocato...Everdeio et Galtero de Thenremund” by charter dated 1145[273].  "Walterus advocatus de Tenremonde, Balduinus et Daniel fratres eius" are named in a charter of Afflighem abbey dated 1151[274].  "…Walterus de Teneremundo, Balduinus frater eius…" subscribed the charter for Affleghem abbey of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1153[275]

4.         BOUDEWIJN van Dendermonde (-after 1153).  "Walterus advocatus de Tenremonde, Balduinus et Daniel fratres eius" are named in a charter of Afflighem abbey dated 1151[276].  "…Walterus de Teneremundo, Balduinus frater eius…" subscribed the charter for Affleghem abbey of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1153[277]

5.         DANIEL van Dendermonde (-after 1151).  "Walterus advocatus de Tenremonde, Balduinus et Daniel fratres eius" are named in a charter of Afflighem abbey dated 1151[278]

 

6.         WALTER [II] van Dendermonde (-18 Feb ----).  Heer van DendermondeThe necrology of Braine Saint-Yved records the death XII Kal Mar” of “domini Valteri de Teneramunda” and his burial, and adds that “Willermus advocatus de Bethune” converted his donation into revenue “apud Warneston[279]m ADELISA, daughter of --- (-25 Feb after [1180]).  “Adelisa uxor domini Walteri de Tenremonda” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre "in terra de Tenremonde" by charter dated to [1180], witnessed by "Bertoldi filii mei…Danielis filii Walteri de Tenremonde, Theoderici de Tenremonde, Machtildis Advocatæ"[280]The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death V Kal Mar” of “Aelidis Teneremundæ domina[281].  Walter [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         MATHILDE van Dendermonde (-18 Apr, 1225 or before)The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "l’avoueresse Mehaut…feme fu à l’avoué Guillaume et mere Robiert de Biethune" when recording her husband’s death[282]Willelmus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathilde uxor mea” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Walteri de Sottinghem, Rasonis de Gavera…"[283].  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[284]The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XIV Kal Mai” of “Matildis advocatissa domina Teneramundæ[285]m GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune, son of ROBERT [V] "le Roux" Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adelaide --- (-[13/14] Apr 1214). 

b)         MARGARETA van Dendermonde (-after 1232).  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[286].  “Robertus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde” donated the part of the dimes from Molenbeke belonging to "domina et amita mea Margareta de Tenremonde" to the church of Dendermonde by charter dated Feb 1226[287]"Robertus Atrebatensis advocatus, Bethunie et Teneramundæ dominus" confirmed the donation of property "in parochia de Aspels…et in parochia de Opwick" made to Swybeecke abbey by "Margareta domicella de Teneramunda matertera mea" by charter dated 1232[288]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de BETHUNE, HEREN van DENDERMONDE (BETHUNE)

 

 

The history of the family of Béthune was studied in the 17th century by Du Chesne[289]

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] de Béthune (-[after 1038]).  An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that “Roberto filio suo” went to Rome where he obtained confirmation of the foundation from Pope Leo IX, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[290].  Avoué of Saint-Vaast, Arras: “Leduinus abbas monasterii beati Vedasti...cum domno Gerardo ecclesiæ Cameracensis et Attrebatensis episcopo, cum Letberto archidiacono nepote eius, cum advocatis etiam Roberto Fasciculo et Helgoto, Albrico...castellano” confirmed property of Saint-Vaast by charter dated 1036[291].  [“...Roberti advocati, Iohannis advocati Attrebatensis, Hugonis Aldenardensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1038 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[292].  It is not certain whether this document refers to Robert [I] or Robert [II].  However, in this charter dated 1038 the name of Robert precedes that of Jean, whereas in the document dated 1046 quoted below their names are reversed, which suggests different levels of seniority which may indicate that the earlier document relates to Robert [I] and the later one to his son Robert [II].]  m ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ROBERT [II] de Béthune (-[1067])An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that “Roberto filio suo” went to Rome where he obtained confirmation of the foundation from Pope Leo IX, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[293].  “...Iohannis advocati, Roberti advocati, Rodulfi Tornacensis, Rodulfi Gandensis, Hugonis Hauet” subscribed the charter dated 1046 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[294]

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b)         [JEAN [II] (-after 1067).  Avoué of Arras: ...Roberti advocati de Attrebato, Ioannis advocati...” subscribed the charter dated 1065 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the confirmation made by Baudouin V Count of Flanders of the donation made by “Ioahnnes vir illustris et Eulalia soror sua” to Hasnon Saint-Pierre[295].  The parentage of Jean [II] is not known.  However, as shown below, other documents are subscribed by Robert de Béthune and Jean, both of whom are identified as avoués of Arras.  The two other documents refer to Jean [I].  The order in which the subscribers are listed in the 1065 charter shows that Robert was more senior than Jean, who is therefore unlikely to have been Jean [I] (who in any case had been disgraced because of his attempt to secure the châtellenie of Cambrai).  It is possible therefore that the second subscriber was also closely related to Robert [II] de Béthune, maybe his younger brother whose appointment was made after the disgrace of his supposed uncle Jean [I].  "...Roberti advocati, Joannis advocati..." subscribed the charter dated 1066 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders donated property to Lille[296].  “......Ioannis Atrebatensis...Gerbodonis advocati de Sancto Bertino” subscribed the charter dated 1067 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders settled a dispute involving the abbey of Berghes Saint-Winec[297].] 

2.         [JEAN [I] (-after 1056).  The ancestry of Jean avoué of Arras is not known.  However, he is named in two charters with Robert de Béthune who is described in other sources as avoué of Saint-Vaast at Arras.  It is possible that they held the same avouerie jointly which suggests that they may have been closely related, maybe even brothers.  Avoué of Arras before 1038: ...Roberti advocati, Iohannis advocati Attrebatensis, Hugonis Aldenardensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1038 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[298].  “...Iohannis advocati, Roberti advocati, Rodulfi Tornacensis, Rodulfi Gandensis, Hugonis Hauet” subscribed the charter dated 1046 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[299]The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "tirannum quondam…Iohannem, advocatum Atrebatensem" married the widow of "Gualterus Cameracensis castellanus…uxor Ermentrudis" and was appointed Châtelain de Cambrai, dated to [1046/48][300].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that he was deposed as châtelain by bishop Liébert, after 1056[301].] 

 

 

Four possible brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         MORENS de BéthuneWalcherus” donated property “in Gumiuourt” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter witnessed by “...Morengus de Bethunia et Oda uxor eius[302].  “Robertus de Perona” donated “terram de Gomincourt...quartam partem” to Saint-Eloi, with the consent of “filio suo Odone ac filia sua Alecia”, and “Morens de Bethunia” donated his part in the same, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Wago de Bethunia, Alulfus præpositus, Elbertus de Bethunia...[303]m ODA, daughter of ---.  “Walcherus” donated property “in Gumiuourt” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter witnessed by “...Morengus de Bethunia et Oda uxor eius[304]

2.         [WAZO de Béthune .  “Robertus de Perona” donated “terram de Gomincourt...quartam partem” to Saint-Eloi, with the consent of “filio suo Odone ac filia sua Alecia”, and “Morens de Bethunia” donated his part in the same, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Wago de Bethunia, Alulfus præpositus, Elbertus de Bethunia...[305].]  m ---.  The name of Wazo’s wife is not known.  Wazo & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES .  An undated charter records that “Odo...frater ipsius...Fulbertus” donated “de villa...Camblinium...apud Ableuium”, held from “Elberto de Bethunia milite”, to Mont Saint-Eloi, that after the death of Elbert “Sicherus filius eius” wished to annul the acts of his father but that a settlement was agreed with the consent of “domino Roberto advocato filioque eius Balduino”, by undated charter witnessed by “...Hugo filius Wagonis de Bethunia, Manasses, clerici...[306]

3.         [ALULF .  “Robertus de Perona” donated “terram de Gomincourt...quartam partem” to Saint-Eloi, with the consent of “filio suo Odone ac filia sua Alecia”, and “Morens de Bethunia” donated his part in the same, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Wago de Bethunia, Alulfus præpositus, Elbertus de Bethunia...[307]

4.         [ELBERT de Béthune .  “Robertus de Perona” donated “terram de Gomincourt...quartam partem” to Saint-Eloi, with the consent of “filio suo Odone ac filia sua Alecia”, and “Morens de Bethunia” donated his part in the same, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Wago de Bethunia, Alulfus præpositus, Elbertus de Bethunia...[308]

 

 

1.         ROGER “Puer” de Béthune .  “Rogerus puer de Bethunia et Walterus de Goi et Helewidis et Supplicia de Iwenci” donated property to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter[309].  “Rogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[310]m WIBURGE, daughter of ---.  “Rogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[311].  Roger & his wife had three children: 

a)         JUDITHRogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[312]

b)         HELWIDERogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[313]

c)         GODELDERogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[314]

 

 

1.         MANASSES de Béthune (-after 1087).  “Gossuini de Montibus, Theoderici de Avesnis, Theoderici de Aldenarda, [Segardi] de Ceocs, Manasse de Betunia, Fastredi, Walteri de Lens, Walcheri de Chirvia, Anselli de Ribodimonte...” subscribed a charter dated 1084 for the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[315]...Manassæ de Bethune...” witnessed the charter dated 1087 of “Balduinus Valentainarum comes filius Balduini iunioris[316].  “Manasses de Bethunia” donated property to Anchin by undated charter[317]

 

 

1.         ROBERT “Crassus” de Béthune .  Seigneur d’Arimin.  m HADWIDE, daughter of ---.  Hadewidis de Bethunia” donated property “apud Arenim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi, for the soul of “mariti sui Roberti Crassi”, by undated charter[318]Robert & his wife had two children: 

a)         FREDESENDEAn undated charter records that “Robertus dictus Crassus dominus de Arimino ex Hadvide coniuge procreavit Fredescendem, quam duxit Petrus de Suces, et Odam uxorem Ricardi cognomento Brunonis” and that after his death his wife confirmed donations to Mont-Saint-Eloi, witnessed by “Sicherus filius Elberti[319]m PIERRE de Suces, son of ---. 

b)         ODA .  An undated charter records that “Robertus dictus Crassus dominus de Arimino ex Hadvide coniuge procreavit Fredescendem, quam duxit Petrus de Suces, et Odam uxorem Ricardi cognomento Brunonis” and that after his death his wife confirmed donations to Mont-Saint-Eloi, witnessed by “Sicherus filius Elberti[320]m RICHARD “le Brun”, son of ---. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ELBERT de Béthune (-after [1131]).  "…Elberti de Bethunia…" witnessed the charter dated 1109 under which "Warinus de Dourges" donated "alodium meum de Dourges et de Nigella" to the church of St Eligius near Artois[321].  "…Elberti de Bethunia et Roberti fratris eius" witnessed the charter dated to [1131] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated the church of Aubigny to the abbey of "Montesancti Eligii" near Artois[322]

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2.         ROBERT de Béthune (-after [1131]).  "…Elberti de Bethunia et Roberti fratris eius" witnessed the charter dated to [1131] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated the church of Aubigny to the abbey of "Montesancti Eligii" near Artois[323]

 

 

ROBERT [II] de Béthune, son of ROBERT [I] de Béthune & his wife --- (-[1067])An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that “Roberto filio suo” went to Rome where he obtained confirmation of the foundation from Pope Leo IX, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[324].  “...Iohannis advocati, Roberti advocati, Rodulfi Tornacensis, Rodulfi Gandensis, Hugonis Hauet” subscribed the charter dated 1046 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[325].  "...Ingelramni comitis, Roberti de Bethunia, Rodulfi Gandensis, Elgoti Attrebatensis..." subscribed the charter dated 6 Jan 1056 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of Saint-Bertin, settling a dispute between the abbot and “Gerbodonis advocati[326].  Robert’s position in the list of subscribers, immediately after the those bearing the comital title, indicates his importance at the court of the count of Flanders.  “...Roberti advocati de Attrebato, Ioannis advocati...” subscribed the charter dated 1065 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the confirmation made by Baudouin V Count of Flanders of the donation made by “Ioahnnes vir illustris et Eulalia soror sua” to Hasnon Saint-Pierre[327].  "...Roberti advocati, Joannis advocati..." subscribed the charter dated 1066 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders donated property to Lille[328].  His death in [1067] is suggested by the charter dated 1067, under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders settled a dispute involving the abbey of Berghes Saint-Winec, which is subscribed by “...Ioannis Atrebatensis...” alone[329]

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

Robert [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         [ROBERT [III] [“le Chauve”] de Béthune (-after 1097).  The identity of Robert “le Chauve” de Béthune has not been ascertained precisely.  The undated charter which records the foundation of Saint-Barthélemy de Béthune, and the donations made by Robert [I] and Robert [II], does not refer specifically to donations made by Robert “le Chauve”.  The document does record that “Balduinus frater Roberti Calvi” donated "tertiam partem de Robot"[330].  This donation is listed in the document immediately after the donations of Robert [I] and Robert [II], which suggests that Robert “le Chauve” was their successor and therefore that he was Robert [III].  Even if this reasoning is correct, it is not certain that Robert [III] “le Chauve” was the son of Robert [II]: he could alternatively have been the son of Jean [II] who is shown above.  All the following extractrs are assumed to refer to Robert [III].  “...Rodberto Betunio” subscribed the charter dated 1075 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the confirmation made by Robert Count of Flanders of the foundation of the church of Saint-Pierre d’Aire[331]"Wido comes Pontivensis, frater eius Hugo comes de Sancto Paulo, Eustachius comes Boloniensis, Robertus Bituniensis…" signed the charter dated 1091 under which the abbot of Saint-Bertin and "Manasses comes Gisnensis" made an agreement relating to serfs[332]"Ingelranus…castri Lilleriensis dominus et nobilis uxor eius Emma" founded Ham abbey by charter dated 1093, witnessed by "Manasses comes Gisnensis, Robertus advocatus Bethuniæ, Bernardus de Ballol, Hugo Albiniensis…"[333].  "...Robertus advocatus..." subscribed the charter dated 1097 under which Lambert Bishop of Arras confirmed possessions of Saint-Eloi[334]

2.         [BAUDOUIN .  An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that “Balduinus frater Roberti Calvi” donated "tertiam partem de Robot"[335].  It is not clear from this document that the donor Baudouin was the brother of Robert [III] de Béthune.  However, the donation is referred to immediately after the references to the donations made by Robert [I] and Robert [II], which suggests that Robert “le Chauve” was their successor and therefore that he was Robert [III].]

 

 

1.         ROBERT [IV] [“le Gros”] de Béthune ([1050/65]-after 14 Apr 1127).  The attribution of different nicknames to Robert [III] and Robert [IV] suggests that they were different people, although the chronology could support co-identity.  If that is correct, no primary source has been identified which confirms that Robert [IV] was the son of Robert [III], but that affiliation is probably correct.  His nickname is indicated by the undated charter which records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[336].  “Robertus Atrebatensis advocatus...ac filius meus Balduinus” donated “terram...Fauerils et Istels cum sylva” to Mont Saint-Eloi by undated charter, dated to [1093/1108], witnessed by “Simone castellano, Manasse filio Elberti, Balduino fratre eius[337].  An undated charter records that “Odo...frater ipsius...Fulbertus” donated “de villa...Camblinium...apud Ableuium”, held from “Elberto de Bethunia milite”, to Mont Saint-Eloi, that after the death of Elbert “Sicherus filius eius” wished to annul the acts of his father but that a settlement was agreed with the consent of “domino Roberto advocato filioque eius Balduino”, by undated charter witnessed by “...Hugo filius Wagonis de Bethunia, Manasses, clerici...[338]Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Robertus de Bettuna...Baldewinus filius Roberti de Bettuna...[339].  "…Robertus, Bituniensis, Baldus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 15 Feb 1113 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders attested that "Walterio Hisdinensi" had committed to defend the abbey of Saint-Silvin d’Auchy[340].  "…Robertus de Betunia…" signed a charter dated 29 Nov 1121 under which Charles Count of Flanders donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg[341].  "…Robertus advocatus de Betune…" witnessed the charter dated 7 Jul 1123 under which "Hugo de Sancto Paulo cognomen habens Campdaveine" donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg, in the presence of Charles Count of Flanders[342].  An undated charter records that Dominus Robertus Bituniensis et idem advocatus Attrebatensis”, after donating “terræ...Fauerils” to Saint-Eloi, wished to retain part of the land himself, witnessed by “Guillelmus filius ipsius Roberti, Sicherus de Carenci, Hugo de Carenci, Robertus frater eius, Elbodo de Carenci[343]"…Hosto castellanus et Guillelmus frater eius, Robertus de Bethuna et Guilelmus filius eius, Anselmus de Hesdinio…Rogerus castellanus Insulensis et Robertus filius eius, Razo de Gavera, Daniel de Tenremont…Henricus de Brocborc, Eustachius advocatus et Arnulphus filius Rius castellanus Gandavensis…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[344]m ADELISE, daughter of ---.  Robertus...Betuniæ advocatus” settled a dispute with Corbie Saint-Pierre, for the souls of “...meæ...et uxoris meæ Adelisæ et filiorum”, by undated charter witnessed by “...De militibus: Ilbertus de Carenci et Robertus frater eius, Ioannes de Beuri, Hugo de Ballolio, Balduinus de Atrebato eiusdem advocati cognatus[345].  Du Chesne indicates that she was Adelise de Péronne, daughter of Robert Seigneur de Péronne & his wife Emma ---[346].  Several sources confirm that Robert Seigneur de Péronne had a daughter named Adélise (see NORTHERN FRANCE NOBILITY).  In addition, her husband was named Robert as shown by the charter dated 1095 under which “Robert Sire de Péronne et Aelis sa compagne” donated property to Mont Saint-Quentin abbey[347].  However, Du Chesne cites no source which confirms that Adelise’s husband was the same person as Robert [IV].  In particular, no source has been found in which Robert de Béthune is named as seigneur de Péronne, although Du Chesne does quote other sources in which the Béthune family refers to Warneston (one of the Péronne properties as noted above) and one source dated Jan 1199 at Péronne[348].  Until more information comes to light, it is suggested that this possible co-identity should be viewed with caution.  Robert [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-1113 or after).  Robertus Atrebatensis advocatus...ac filius meus Balduinus” donated “terram...Fauerils et Istels cum sylva” to Mont Saint-Eloi by undated charter, dated to [1093/1108], witnessed by “Simone castellano, Manasse filio Elberti, Balduino fratre eius[349].  “Robertus Atrebatensis advocatus...ac filius meus Balduinus” donated “terram...Fauerils et Istels cum sylva” to Mont Saint-Eloi by undated charter, dated to [1093/1108], witnessed by “Simone castellano, Manasse filio Elberti, Balduino fratre eius[350].  An undated charter records that “Odo...frater ipsius...Fulbertus” donated “de villa...Camblinium...apud Ableuium”, held from “Elberto de Bethunia milite”, to Mont Saint-Eloi, that after the death of Elbert “Sicherus filius eius” wished to annul the acts of his father but that a settlement was agreed with the consent of “domino Roberto advocato filioque eius Balduino”, by undated charter witnessed by “...Hugo filius Wagonis de Bethunia, Manasses, clerici...[351]Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Robertus de Bettuna...Baldewinus filius Roberti de Bettuna...[352].  "…Robertus, Bituniensis, Baldus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 15 Feb 1113 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders attested that "Walterio Hisdinensi" had committed to defend the abbey of Saint-Silvin d’Auchy[353].  [The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “XV Kal Jan” of “Balduinus puer filius Roberti advocati[354].  It is unlikely that this entry refers to Baudouin, son of Robert [IV], who would have been adult by 1113.] 

b)         GUILLAUME [I] de Béthune ([1080/1095]-20 Mar 1138)An undated charter records that Dominus Robertus Bituniensis et idem advocatus Attrebatensis”, after donating “terræ...Fauerils” to Saint-Eloi, wished to retain part of the land himself, witnessed by “Guillelmus filius ipsius Roberti, Sicherus de Carenci, Hugo de Carenci, Robertus frater eius, Elbodo de Carenci[355]"…Robertus de Bethuna et Guilelmus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[356]...Willermi advocati de Bethun...” witnessed the charter dated 1135 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Marciennes abbey[357]"Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][358].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XIII Kal Apr” of “Willermus advocatus[359]The necrology of Choques records the death XIII Kal Apr” of “Willermus Bethuniæ advocatus et Clementia uxor eius[360]m CLEMENCE de Cambrai, daughter of HUGUES [II] Châtelain de Cambrai, Seigneur d'Oisy et de Crèvecœur & his wife Hildiarde de Mons (-23 Jun after [1165]).  Hugo castellanus de Cambray et dominus de Oisy” donated property to Saint-Eloi on the day “Willermus Biturniensis advocatus” married “Clementiam filiam meam”, in the presence of and confirmed by “filio meo Simone et filiabus Clementia, Matilde, Maria”, undated witnessed by “Willermus Bituniensis advocatus...[361]"Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][362].  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][363].  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[364].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death IX Kal Jul” of “Clementia mater Roberti Rufi[365]Guillaume [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          ROBERT [V] “le Roux” de Béthune ([1115/20]-killed in battle Acre 10 Jan 1191).  "Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][366]

-         see below

ii)         MATHILDE de Béthune (-1 Mar after [1165]).  The fact that Mathilde was her parents’ only daughter is suggested by the charter dated 1182 under which her brother "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum"[367].  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][368].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Roberti de Betune Atrebatensi sorore" as the first wife of "Evrardum cognomina Radonem"[369].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death Kal Mar” of “Matildis soror Roberti advocati[370]m (repudiated) as his first wife, EVERARD [III] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai, son of EVERARD [II] Radoul Châtelain de Hainaut & his wife Richilde de Hainaut (-1189 or after). 

iii)        [daughter .  If nepos can be translated literally in the source quoted below, Robert de Mancicourt was the son of a sister of Robert [VI] de Béthune.]  m --- de Mancicourt, son of ---.  One child: 

(1)       ROBERT de Mancicourt (-after Jul 1198).  “Robertus de Bethunia Attrebatensis advocatus et filius meus Robertus” confirmed a donation to “ecclesia de Richesburs” made by “nepos noster Robertus de Mancicurt...cum uxore sua Susanna” by charter dated 1 Feb 1171[371].  “Willelmus Betuniæ et Teneremundæ dominus et Attrebatensis advocatus” guaranteed the good conduct of “Robertus de Manchicort” in respect of “ecclesiam de Richeborc” by charter dated Jul 1198[372]m SUSANNA, daughter of ---.  “Robertus de Bethunia Attrebatensis advocatus et filius meus Robertus” confirmed a donation to “ecclesia de Richesburs” made by “nepos noster Robertus de Mancicurt...cum uxore sua Susanna” by charter dated 1 Feb 1171[373]

c)         ROBERT de Béthune (-bur Saint-Barthélemy).  An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[374]

 

 

ROBERT [V] “le Roux” de Béthune, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Clémence de Cambrai ([1115/20]-Palestine 18 Jan [1191/92])"Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][375]Seigneur de Béthune"Robertus…Betuniæ advocatus" donated "villam…Monciacum" {Monchy} to "abbate Nicolao et monachis Corbeiensibus", for the souls of "…uxoris Adelisæ et filiorum", by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by "Balduinus de Atrebato, eiusdem advocati cognatus"[376].  "…Heinricus castellanus de Broborc, Robertus advocatus Bethunie, Rogerus castellanus de Curt, Eustachius de Greneri camerarius, Frumoldus de Ipre castellanus, Jordanus castellanus de Dichesmer…" signed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus de Ipres…cum Leliosa consanguinea mea et cum filia sua Petronilla" donated revenue from land to the abbey of Bourbourg[377].  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][378].  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[379].  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[380].  "Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[381]"Robberti advocati, Robberti filius eius…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that his older sister renounced the inheritance of her brother[382].  "…Roberti advocate Bethunie…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated revenue to the church of Notre-Dame de Capelle[383]"Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[384].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[385].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Robertus advocatus Betunensis" among those who died in Palestine in [1191][386].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XV Kal Feb” of “Robertus Rufus advocatus[387]

m (before [1140]) ADELAIDE, daughter of --- (-9 Sep [1177/82]).  "Robertus…Betuniæ advocatus" donated "villam…Monciacum" {Monchy} to "abbate Nicolao et monachis Corbeiensibus", for the souls of "…uxoris Adelisæ et filiorum", by charter dated to [1140], signed by "Balduinus de Atrebato, eiusdem advocati cognatus"[388].  The last-named person in that document may provide a clue to Adelaide’s family origin, the term "cognatus" indicating frequently, although not exclusively, brother-in-law.  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[389].  "Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[390].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre suggests that Adelaide may have been related to the family of the seigneurs de Saint-Valéry in Normandy when it names "fille fu Bernart de Saint-Waleri…Mehaus" as the wife of "Guillaumes de Brayouse" and comments that she once boasted about her cows to "Bauduin le conte d’Aubemalle son neveu"[391].  The precise relationship between Mathilde de Saint-Valéry and Adelaide’s son Baudouin has not been ascertained.  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death V Id Sep” of “Aelidis advocatissa uxor Roberti Rufi[392]

Robert [V] & his wife had [ten] children: 

1.         ROBERT [VI] de Béthune ([before 1140]-29 Apr [1193/94]).  "Robertus…Betuniæ advocatus" donated "villam…Monciacum" {Monchy} to "abbate Nicolao et monachis Corbeiensibus", for the souls of "…uxoris Adelisæ et filiorum", by charter dated to [1140][393].  It is uncertain which, if any, of Robert [V]’s named children the word "filiorum" in this document relates.  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][394].  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[395]Rikildis Aldenardensis domina” donated revenue from “villam...Leseines” to Eename abbey, for the soul of “Gilliberti domini et mariti mei”, by charter dated 1176, witnessed by “...Libbo d’Aldenardo, Alardus de Mercka, et tres cognati mei de Betuna, Roberto, Willelmo, Conrado[396]"Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[397]"Robberti advocati, Robberti filius eius…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that his older sister renounced the inheritance of her brother[398]"Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[399].  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[400].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[401].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death III Kal Mai” of “Roberti advocati filii Roberti Rufi advocati[402]

2.         [BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-young).  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[403].  The order of the witnesses suggests that Baudouin was a different person from the other son of Robert named Baudouin, who is named in documentation after his brother Guillaume (see below).] 

3.         GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune (-[13/14] Apr 1214)Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[404]Rikildis Aldenardensis domina” donated revenue from “villam...Leseines” to Eename abbey, for the soul of “Gilliberti domini et mariti mei”, by charter dated 1176, witnessed by “...Libbo d’Aldenardo, Alardus de Mercka, et tres cognati mei de Betuna, Roberto, Willelmo, Conrado[405]"Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[406].  "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[407].  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[408].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[409]Seigneur de Béthune, de Lokere, de Meulebeeke et de Richebourg.  Willelmus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathilde uxor mea” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Walteri de Sottinghem, Rasonis de Gavera…"[410].  “Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[411]"…Willelmi Bethunæ advocati, Cononis eius fratris…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[412].  The Chronicle of Jacques de Guise records that Guillaume le Roux de Bethune, Quenon et Barthelemy ses freres” accompanied “Monseigneur Baudouin de Haynnau et de Flandres” to Constantinople[413]"Willermus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ ac Teneremundæ dominus et Matildis uxor mea…et filii nostri Daniel primogenitus et Robertus" donated property to Beaupré abbey by charter dated 1212[414].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre records the death of "Guillaumes li avoués de Biethune et li viscuens de Meleun", dated to [1214/16] from the context[415].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death Id Apr” of “Willielmi advocati filii Roberti Rufi advocati[416]m MATHILDE van Dendermonde, daughter of WALTER [II] Heer van Dendermonde & his wife Adelisa --- (-18 Apr, 1225 or before).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "l’avoueresse Mehaut…feme fu à l’avoué Guillaume et mere Robiert de Biethune" when recording her husband’s death[417]Willelmus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathilde uxor mea” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Walteri de Sottinghem, Rasonis de Gavera…"[418].  “Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[419]"Willermus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ ac Teneremundæ dominus et Matildis uxor mea…et filii nostri Daniel primogenitus et Robertus" donated property to Beaupré abbey by charter dated 1212[420].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XIV Kal Mai” of “Matildis advocatissa domina Teneramundæ[421].  Guillaume [III] & his wife had nine children: 

a)         DANIEL de Béthune (-2 Oct, 1227 or after)Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[422]"Willermus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ ac Teneremundæ dominus et Matildis uxor mea…et filii nostri Daniel primogenitus et Robertus" donated property to Beaupré abbey by charter dated 1212[423].  "Daniel Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ dominus" donated property to the church of Saint-Barthélemy de Béthune by charter dated Dec 1219 and donated property to the same church by charter dated Dec 1222[424].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death VI Non Oct” of “Daniel advocatus[425]m as her first husband, EUSTACHIE de Châtillon, daughter of GAUCHER [III] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Elisabeth de Saint-Pol.  "Eustacia domini Galcheri de Castillione comitis Sti Pauli filia, uxor…Danielis advocati Attrebatensis ac domini Bettuniensis" confirmed her husband’s donation to the canons of Arras by charter dated Feb 1218[426].  She married secondly as his first wife, Robert [II] de Wavrin Seneschal of Flanders.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married “la sereur le conte Huon de Saint Pol qui avoit esté femme lauoé de Betune” and had “i fil et pluseurs filles[427]

b)         ROBERT [VII] de Béthune (-Sardinia 11/12 Nov 1248).  “Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[428]"Willermus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ ac Teneremundæ dominus et Matildis uxor mea…et filii nostri Daniel primogenitus et Robertus" donated property to Beaupré abbey by charter dated 1212[429].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Robert don fill" when recording the death of "Guillaumes li avoués de Biethune et li viscuens de Meleun"[430].  "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[431]Robertus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde” donated the part of the dimes from Molenbeke belonging to "domina et amita mea Margareta de Tenremonde" to the church of Dendermonde by charter dated Feb 1226[432]m as her second husband, ELISABETH de Morialmes, widow of NICOLAS de Condé, daughter of ARNOUL [IV] de Morialmes & his wife Jeanne --- (-after 1258).  A charter dated 1258 records that the bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of a chapel at Alne by Elisabeth avouée de Béthune de bonne mémoire” for the souls of “Arnould de Morialmeis son père et de Jeanne sa mère, inhumée en ce lieu”, that she “avec son mari R. avoué de Béthune” had acquired the property from Cambron abbey, and that “Jacques de Balhuel son héritier” had transferred land to “Colard son fils” for donation to Alne, by charter dated 1258[433]Robert [VII] & his wife had three children: 

i)          --- de Béthune (-[before 7 Feb 1246]).  Klaversma indicates that the marriage contract of Mathilde de Béthune and Guy de Dampierre dated 7 Feb 1246 specified that Mathilde would receive “trois cents livrees de terre que li [=her father Robert de Béthune] avois...en la terre de Termonde...Godefroi de Breda por sa fille que il a pris fame[434].  The wording suggests that Godefrid’s wife was deceased at the time, which would explain why the property reverted to her sister.  Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Clementia” (a name regularly used in the Béthune family), but the primary source on which this information is based has not been identified[435].  As Godefrid [IV] had two children before he died (one referred to in Jun 1243), it is likely that his wife was Robert [VII]’s oldest daughter, probably married before [1242].  m ([1242]) GODEFRID [IV] Heer van Breda, son of GODEFRID [III] Heer van Breda & his wife Oda --- (-25 Apr 1246).  

ii)         MATHILDE de Béthune (after 1230-8 Nov 1264).  Dame de Béthune, Dendermonde, Richebourg et Warneton.  The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ names "Mathilde filia Roberti Tenremontensis" as wife of "Guido frater eius [=Willelmus]"[436].  The testament of "Mahaut feme au…Guion comte de Flandre et dame de Béthune", dated Mar 1250, is witnessed by "…monseigneur Robert sénéchal de Flandre, monseigneur Hellyn son frère, monseigr Guillaume de Grimberghes"[437].  The Annales Blandinienses record the wife of Comte Guy as "filiam Roberti advocati Bethunensis", and the death of "Mathildis uxor Widonis comitis" in 1262[438]m (contract 2 Feb 1246) as his first wife, GUY de Flandre, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders and Hainaut ([1225/26]-imprisoned Compiègne 7 Mar 1305, bur Flines).  He succeeded his brother in 1251 as joint Count of Flanders.  He succeeded his mother in 1278 as sole Count of Flanders. 

iii)        ELISABETH de Béthune (-before 1300).  The existence of younger daughter(s) of Robert de Béthune is indicated by the charter dated Oct 1245 under which [her father] “Robers advoez d’Arras et sires de Bethune” refers to “mon aisné hoir Mehault me fille[439]The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...frere [dou seneschal Robert]” married “la fille lauoé Robert de Betune” and had “ii filles[440].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus filius domini Hugonis de Antoing, Hugo” married secondly "filiam advocati Bethuniæ Roberti, relictam domini Hellini de Waurin"[441].  Brassart states that "Isabeau de Béthune fille de Robert sire de Béthune et de Termonde et d’Isabeau de Moreaumez" was “veuve, avec enfants, de Jean de Steelant avoué d’Usse” when she married Hélie de Wavrin, but he does not cite the primary source on which this statement is based[442]m firstly JEAN de Steelant avoué d’Usse, son of ---.  m secondly HELIE [V] de Wavrin Seigneur de Harponlieu, son of HELIE [IV] de Wavrin & his wife Isabelle de Montmirail (-after Jan 1246).  m thirdly (before 1284) as his second wife, HUGUES [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his first wife Philippa de Harnes (-[1310]). 

c)         BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-after May 1237).  Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[443]The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "les dues freres Ansiel et Bauduin de Biethune" at the siege of Farnham in 1216[444].  "Robert advocate of Arras and lord of Bethune" granted "the manor of Gayton" to "Baldwin de Bethune", confirmed 27 May 1237[445]

d)         ALIX de Béthune (-after May 1253)Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[446]Adelix dame de Nanteuil veuve de Gaucher seigneur de Nanteuil” waived the guarantee offered by “Robert avoué d’Arras seigneur de Béthune et Tenremonde son frère” by charter dated Feb 1227[447]m GAUCHER [II] de Châtillon Seigneur de Nanteuil, son of GAUCHER [I] de Châtillon Seigneur de Nanteuil & his wife Helvide de Nanteuil-la-Fosse (-after May 1224). 

e)         MATHILDE de Béthune Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[448].  “Robertus advocatus Atrebatensis, Betuniæ et Teneræmondæ dominus” granted property "in parochia de Calkene…de Laerne…[et] de Masseme" to "domino Gilberto de Sottenghem" for his marriage to "Machtildis sororis meæ" by charter dated Mar 1228, witnessed by "Michael Flandrie constabularius, Walterus de Ghistelle"[449]m (Mar 1228) GILBERT van Zotteghem, son of ---. 

f)          ANSELME de Béthune (-after 1216).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "les dues freres Ansiel et Bauduin de Biethune" at the siege of Farnham in 1216[450]

g)         GUILLAUME de Béthune (-12 Jan 1243).  "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[451].  "Willelmus de Bethunia et uxor eius Elisabeth de Ponte Roardi" donated property to the abbey of Ravensberghe by charter dated early Dec 1228[452].  Heer van Molembeek. 

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h)         JEAN de Béthune (-before 1240).  "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[453]m (1231) as her second husband, ELISABETH de Saint-Pol, widow of GAUCHER [III] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol, daughter of HUGUES [IV] "Candavène" Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Yolande de Hainaut (-before 1240).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ysabellam uxorem comitis Galtheri de Castellione, qui per uxorem factus est comes de Sancto Paulo, et Eustaciam uxorem Iohannis de Nigella" as children of "comiti Hugoni de Sancto Paulo" & his wife[454].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated [2/30] Apr 1233 under which her son “Hugo comes Sancti Pauli” did homage to Louis IX King of France for the lands of “mater mea I. comitissa Sancti Pauli et Johannes de Bethunia, qui dicebatur eius maritus[455], although the last phrase suggests doubt about whether the couple was actually married. 

i)          MARIE de Béthune (-15 May ----).  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death Id Mai” of “Mariæ puellæ Matildis advocatissæ[456]

4.         CLEMENCE de Béthune (-19 Sep, after 1178)Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[457].  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that Baudouin, son of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, married "Elizabeth filiam advocati Roberti de Bethunia" but died childless[458].  The correct name of Baudouin’s wife is recorded in another document: Balduini castellani de Broburc...cum uxore sua Clementia” donated “terram trans portum...Graueninga...” to Clermarest abbey by undated charter[459]Bauduin châtelain de Bourbourg” confirmed the donation to the hospital of Saint-Nicholas near Bourbourg made by “feu Henri son père” by charter dated 22 Apr 1178, witnessed by “Clémence sa femme, Wautier son frère…[460]The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XIII Kal Oct” of “Clementiæ filiæ Roberti advocati[461]m BAUDOUIN de Bourbourg, son of HENRI Châtelain de Bourbourg & his second wife Beatrix van Aalst (-after 22 Apr 1178, bur Bourbourg Sainte-Marie). 

5.         BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-Burstwick, Holderness 13 or 14 Oct 1212, bur Abbey of Meaux[462]).  "Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[463].  "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[464].  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[465].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[466]Seigneur de Choques [en-Artois].  The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], names "Baldewinus de Betun" among those granted delay in payment "per brevis" in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire[467]He succeeded as Comte d'Aumâle in [1195/96], de iure uxoris.  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death III Id Oct” of “Baldevinus comes Albamalliæ filius Roberti Rufi advocati[468]The necrology of Choques records the death Prid Id Oct” of “Balduinus de Bethunia comes Albamarlæ[469]

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6.         JEAN de Béthune (-24 Jul 1219).  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[470].  "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[471].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[472].  Provost of Douai.  Bishop of Cambrai 1200.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1200 that "Iohannes de Bethunia" succeeded “magistrum Petrum de Corbuilh” as bishop of Cambrai[473].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre records that "Jehans…fils Robert d’avoé de Biethune et freres l’avoé Guillaume" was bishop of Cambrai at the end of the 12th century[474].  The necrology of Cambrai records the death IX Kal Aug” of “Iohannes de Bethunia...Cameracensis episcopus[475]Jean had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

a)         [SIMONE] (-after Mar 1250).  The testament of "Mahaut feme au…Guion comte de Flandre et dame de Béthune", dated Mar 1250, bequeathed property to "…Simmain le Béghine qui fut fille monseingneur Jehan de Béthune…"[476]

7.         CONAN de Béthune (-17 Dec [Dec 1212/1223]).  Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[477].  [Rikildis Aldenardensis domina” donated revenue from “villam...Leseines” to Eename abbey, for the soul of “Gilliberti domini et mariti mei”, by charter dated 1176, witnessed by “...Libbo d’Aldenardo, Alardus de Mercka, et tres cognati mei de Betuna, Roberto, Willelmo, Conrado[478].  It is assumed that “Conrado” was a variation of Conan, to whom this reference probably refers.  No other reference has been found to another son called Conrad.]  "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[479].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[480].  "…Willelmi Bethunæ advocati, Cononis eius fratris…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[481]Cono de Bethunia” sold “frumenti...apud Bruacum” to Béthune Saint-Barthélemy, with the consent of “Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1202[482].  “Balduinus...imperator...Romanie...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito ac Flandrie cancellario et...Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensis, baillivis suis de Flandrie” that he had granted land to “Waltero clerico...de Curtraco” at the request of “Robertus de Sperleka” by charter dated Feb 1204 “in palacio nostro Blakerne”, witnessed by “homines mei de Flandria:...Gislebertus de Ipra, Robelote de Waverin...homines nostri de Romania...Cono de Betunia fidelis et consanguineus noster, Gulfridus marescallus Campanie, Milo de Brebant, Manesulus de Insula[483]The Chronicle of Jacques de Guise records that Guillaume le Roux de Bethune, Quenon et Barthelemy ses freres” accompanied “Monseigneur Baudouin de Haynnau et de Flandres” to Constantinople[484].  “Balduinus...imperator...Romanie...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito ac Flandrie cancellario et...Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensis, baillivis suis de Flandrie” that he had granted land to “Waltero clerico...de Curtraco” at the request of “Robertus de Sperleka” by charter dated Feb 1204 [O.S.] in palacio nostro Blakerne”, witnessed by “homines mei de Flandria:...Gislebertus de Ipra, Robelote de Waverin...homines nostri de Romania...Cono de Betunia fidelis et consanguineus noster, Gulfridus marescallus Campanie, Milo de Brebant, Manesulus de Insula[485]Conon de Béthune proto camerier de Rome” granted harvest from “la terre de Hauchort” to “Siger” by charter dated Dec 1212[486]The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XVI Kal Jan” of “Cono de Bethunia” and his donation[487].  “Robertus de Betune baillivus et heres patrui mei Cononis” settled a dispute between Dunes abbey and “Iordanum de Werbe et Ioannem...” by charter dated 1223[488]m ---.  The name of Conan’s wife is not known.  Conan & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         [CONAN de Béthune (-after 1238).  Du Chesne states that Conan and Baudouin were the sons of Conon de Béthune[489]In the case of Conan, he quotes the Histoire de Philippe Mousque which records in 1238 Car li vious Quenes estoit mors, Et li iouenes Quenes li Fors[490].  However, in a charter dated 1223 Conan’s nephew Robert de Béthune describes himself as “Robertus de Betune baillivus et heres patrui mei Cononis[491].  Du Chesne suggests that this document indicates that Robert was guardian of Conan’s children.  However, this assessment appears incompatible with Robert being described as “heres” of his uncle.  There must remain some doubt about the existence of these two supposed sons of Conan de Béthune.] 

b)         [BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-30 Jul ----).  Du Chesne states that Conan and Baudouin were the sons of Conon de Béthune[492]In the case of Baudouin, he quotes the necrology of Choques which records the death III Kal Aug” of “Balduinus Bethuniensis rex Andronopoli[493]. However, in a charter dated 1223 Conan’s nephew Robert de Béthune describes himself as “Robertus de Betune baillivus et heres patrui mei Cononis[494].  Du Chesne suggests that this document indicates that Robert was guardian of Conan’s children.  However, this assessment appears incompatible with Robert being described as “heres” of his uncle.  There must remain some doubt about the existence of these two supposed sons of Conan de Béthune.] 

c)         RICHILDE de Béthune (-after 1201).  Conon de Béthune” granted “son pré d’Anezin” to “Ricalde sa fille” and a sum of money to “Ælide sa fille mineur” by charter dated 1201[495]

d)         ALIDE de Béthune (-after 1201).  Conon de Béthune” granted “son pré d’Anezin” to “Ricalde sa fille” and a sum of money to “Ælide sa fille mineur” by charter dated 1201[496]

8.         ANSELME de Béthune .  “Willelmus Attrebatensis advocatus Bethuniæ et Thenremundiæ dominus et Mathildis uxor mea” donated property to Clermarest abbey, for the souls of “Roberti advocati et Adelidis matris meæ, Roberti fratris mei et Walteri de Thenremunda”, by undated charter witnessed by “Anselmus frater meus...Sigerus castellanus de Gant, Sigerus et Daniel filii eius...[497]

9.         BARTHELEMY de Béthune (-after 1204).  The Chronicle of Jacques de Guise records that Guillaume le Roux de Bethune, Quenon et Barthelemy ses freres” accompanied “Monseigneur Baudouin de Haynnau et de Flandres” to Constantinople[498]

10.      MATHILDE de Béthune (-7 Dec 1220).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that Gauthier, son of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix married "advocati Roberti de Bethunia filiam Mathildem sororem Elizabeth"[499].  Her parentage and first marriage are also indicated by the 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre which records that "Robiers de Biethune" captured "Gisnes el castiel" and "la contesse…sa cousine germaine" (who was Mathilde’s daughter), dated to [1214] from the context[500].  “Matildis de Hosdagnio et Balduinus de Cominis maritus meus” and “Danielem advocatum Attrebatensem et dominum Bethuniensem” divided “terra de Chockes” between them, inherited from “Aelide filia Balduini quondam comitis de Aubeni”, by charter dated Jan 1216 (O.S.), with the seal of “Mathildis domine de Hosden et castellanee de Broburg” attached[501]Baudouin "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[502].  "Beatrix comitissa de Gisnes et castellana de Bourbourch" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, for the souls of "patris mei Walteri castellani de Bourbourch et matris meæ Mathildis de Bethunia dominæ de Chokes et Arnoldi comitis Gisnensis mariti mei et fratris mei Henrici castellani de Bourbourch", by charter dated 12 May 1221[503].  The necrology of Choques records the death VII Id Dec” of “Mathildis de Bethunia domina de Choques, mater Beatricis comitissæ de Gisnes” and her donation of “vivarium de Pugnoia[504].  “Daniel advocatus Attrebatensis et dominus Betuniæ” confirmed that “Ioannes de Calceia et Aelidis uxor eius et Hugo eorum primogenitus” confirmed the donation to Choques abbey made by “Matildis de Husdaing domina de Chockes in plena vita sua” by charter dated Nov 1224[505]m firstly GAUTHIER de Bourbourg, son of HENRI Châtelain de Bourbourg & his second wife Beatrix van Aalst.  m secondly HUGUES de Houdain, son of EUSTACHE de Houdain Seigneur de Choques & his wife ---.  m thirdly as his second wife, BAUDOUIN [II] de Comines, son of --- (-1219). 

 

 

GUILLAUME de Béthune, son of GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune & his wife Mathilde van Dendermonde (-12 Jan 1243).  "Willelmus de Bethunia et uxor eius Elisabeth de Ponte Roardi" donated property to the abbey of Ravensberghe by charter dated early Dec 1228[506].  Heer van Molembeek.  "Williermus de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka et Elisabeth domina de Ponte-Rohardi uxor mea" founded the abbey of Pont-Rohard, with the consent of "Ægidii filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated Apr 1240[507].  The necrology of Pont-Rohard records the death "II Id Jan" in 1243 of "Wilelmi de Bethunia quondam domini de Ponte-Rohardi nec non…uxoris suæ, fundatorum ecclesiæ"[508]

m ELISABETH Dame de Pont-Rohard, daughter of --- (-19 Jan ----).  "Willelmus de Bethunia et uxor eius Elisabeth de Ponte Roardi" donated property to the abbey of Ravensberghe by charter dated early Dec 1228[509].  "Williermus de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka et Elisabeth domina de Ponte-Rohardi uxor mea" founded the abbey of Pont-Rohard, with the consent of "Ægidii filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated Apr 1240[510].  The necrology of Pont-Rohard records the death "XIV Kal Feb" of "Elisabeth dominæ de Ponte-Rohardi"[511]

Guillaume & his wife had four children: 

1.         GILLES de Béthune (-after Jan 1247).  "Williermus de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka et Elisabeth domina de Ponte-Rohardi uxor mea" founded the abbey of Pont-Rohard, with the consent of "Ægidii filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated Apr 1240[512].  "Ægidius de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka, Elisabeth uxor mea" donated property to the abbey of Pont-Rohard, for the soul of "Williermi de Bethunia patris mei", by charter dated Mar 1243[513]Egidius de Bethunia miles dominus de Moulenbecha...et Ysabella uxor mea” approved the sale of property to Tournai Saint-Martin by “Eustatio de le Mandre” by charter dated May 1245[514]Robertus advocatus Bethuniensis” confirmed a donation to Einham made by “Alissa de Rosabeka relicta quondam Balduini” of land held from “Egidii de Bitunia domini de Mulenbecka...consanguineus meus” by charter dated Jan 1247[515]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after May 1245).  "Ægidius de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka, Elisabeth uxor mea" donated property to the abbey of Pont-Rohard, for the soul of "Williermi de Bethunia patris mei", by charter dated Mar 1243[516]Egidius de Bethunia miles dominus de Moulenbecha...et Ysabella uxor mea” approved the sale of property to Tournai Saint-Martin by “Eustatio de le Mandre” by charter dated May 1245[517]

2.         GUILLAUME [II] de Béthune (-1255).  Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne.  Sires Willaumes de Bethune li Sires de Pont-Rohart...Willaumes de Betune li filz monsignor Willaume devant dit et Beatris li Dimiselle de Herbusterne se feme” acknowledged a debt by charter dated Jun 1240[518]m (before Jun 1240) BEATRIX de Herbuterne, daughter of ---.  “Sires Willaumes de Bethune li Sires de Pont-Rohart...Willaumes de Betune li filz monsignor Willaume devant dit et Beatris li Dimiselle de Herbusterne se feme” acknowledged a debt by charter dated Jun 1240[519].  Guillaume [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune .  Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne.  m JEANNE de Nesle, daughter of JEAN [I] de Nesle Seigneur de Falvy et de La Hérelle Comte de Ponthieu & his first wife Beatrix --- (-29 Oct 1280, bur Dunes).  An epitaph at Dunes records the death “IV Kal Nov” 1280 of “Iohanna filia comitis de Pontiu uxor Willelmi de Betunia militis domini de Lokerna et de ---[520].  Guillaume [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUILLAUME [IV] de Béthune (-3 Apr, after 1310).  Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne.  The necrology of Soissons Notre-Dame records the death “III Non Apr” of “Guillelmus de Bethune miles senior de Locres[521]m MARIE de Roye Dame de Vendeuil, daughter of MATHIEU [II] de Roye Seigneur de la Ferté en Ponthieu & his wife Jeanne de Vendeuil.  A document dated 1310 records a settlement between “domicellam Margaretam de Pinquigniaco” and “Ioannam de Vendolio relictam defuncti Mathei de Roya militis”, which names “defuncti Mathei de Roya iunioris filii procreati ex eis...domicellæ Mariæ filiæ dictæ Ioannæ et dicti defuncti Mathei quondam mariti eiusdem[522].  Dame de Vendeuil.  A charter dated May 1324 named “Jeanne jadis Dame de Vendeuil mere Jehan de Fallevi chevalier hoir à present de ladite Dame” and required “[le]dit Iehan de Fallevi” to make payments to “Marie de la Freté sa suer et au Seigneur de Loques son mary[523]Guillaume [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       MATHIEU de Béthune (-1348).  Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne.  m ---.  The name of Mathieu’s wife is not known.  Mathieu & his wife had three children: 

(1)       MARIE de Béthune (-before 1380).  Dame de Locres et de Herbuterne.  m firstly GAUTHIER [IV] Seigneur de Hondescote et de Houtquerque, son of GAUTHIER [IV] Seigneur de Hondescote & his wife Jeanne de Havesquerque (-after 1352).  m secondly as his second wife, PHILIPPE [V] Seigneur de Maldeghem, son of PHILIPPE [IV] Seigneur de Maldeghem & his second wife Yolande de Mortagne (-14 Aug 1374). 

(2)       ISABELLE de Béthune (-after 1386).  m JEAN Blondel Seigneur de Méry, son of --- (-after 1386). 

(3)       JEANNE de Béthune (-2 Nov 1385).  Nun at Soissons Notre-Dame. 

(b)       JEAN de Béthune (-Jan 1373).  Seigneur de Vendeuil. 

-         see below

3.         MATHILDE de Béthune (-29 Dec after 1267).  Heiress of Molembeek, Pont-Rohart.  A charter dated Feb 1242 records that Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et Pierre de Boueli chevalier son frère” had sold “leur ville de Combles” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and that “Mahaut femme du châtelain de Lille” had renounced her claim to dower over the town[524].  “Robert de Wavring sénéchal de Flandre” declared having paid “la dette du châtelain”, with the consent of “Mahaut sa femme veuve de Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et des enfans de ladite Mahaut”, by charter dated 1245[525]Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus me feme” donated property “fief...[de] me...mere Mehaus feme monseigneur Robiert de Varwin le senescal de Flandres” to Marciennes by charter dated Mar 1267[526]The necrology of Pontrohart abbey records the death IV Kal Jan” of “Mathildis castellanæ Insulensis dominæ Ponterohardi et de Molembeka...filiæ...Willermi de Bethunia domini de Ponterohardi, necnon eiusdem uxoris...Elizabeth dominæ de Ponterohardi fundatorum ecclesiæ nostræ” and the donation made by “Rogerii filii sui militis domini de Ponterohardi[527]m firstly JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille et de Péronne, son of --- Châtelain de Péronne & his wife [Elisabeth] de Lille (-17 Nov 1244).  m secondly ([Dec 1244/1245]) as his second wife, ROBERT de Wavrin Sénéchal de Flandre, son of HELIE [IV] de Wavrin & his wife Isabelle de Montmirail (-[1273])

4.         JEANNE de Béthune The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardi domini de Mortania filii de secundis nuptiis, Rodulphus primogenitus” married “filiam domini Guilelmi de Betunia domini de Pontroart Joannam” by whom he had "filios...et filias"[528]m EVERARD Radoul de Mortagne Seigneur de Nivelle, son of EVERARD [IV] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai & his second wife Elisabeth de Nivelle (-1276 or after). 

 

 

JEAN de Béthune, son of GUILLAUME [IV] de Béthune Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne (-Jan 1373).  Seigneur de Vendeuil. 

m (1351) JEANNE de Coucy, daughter of ENGUERRAND de Coucy Vicomte de Meaux, Seigneur de Condé & his first wife Maria von Vianden (-Jan 1363).  A manuscript which records properties of [her husband] lists her properties “le quart de la terre de Condé en Brie...la terre d’Autresche...les bois de Hauraincourt...la terre des Cornés...la terre de Bussu et du Vergie[529]A parliamentary register dated 30 Jan 1403 records a claim by "messire Iean de Bethune” against “le Vicomte de Meauls son frere" who stated that they were “freres germains de Messire I. de Bethune et Dame I. de Coucy conoints” who had nine children “in brevi tempore”, that in 1373 his father died leaving two sons and two daughters one of whom married “messire I. de Roye[530].  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that of their nine sons Robert was the oldest and Jean the seventh[531]

Jean & his wife had nine children: 

1.         ROBERT de Béthune (-Feb 1408).  The testament of [her husband] required “Robers et Jehanins mes deux fils” to provide for “mes filles leurs suers”, granted “la terre de Lifontaine et la terre de Rumigny” to “ce Jehannin mon filz[532]Vicomte de Meaux.  Seigneur de Vendeuil.  A parliamentary register dated 30 Jan 1403 records a claim by "messire Iean de Bethune” against “le Vicomte de Meauls son frere" who stated that they were “freres germains de Messire I. de Bethune et Dame I. de Coucy conoints”, that he inherited his mother’s possessions after she died and that in 1368 his father gave him “Vendueil à son mariage avec la fille du Comte de Porcien[533].  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that of their nine children Robert was the oldest and Jean the seventh[534]m firstly (1368) JEANNE de Châtillon Dame de Chaumont en Porcien, daughter of GAUCHER [VII] de Châtillon Comte de Porcien & his wife Jeanne de Conflans Dame de Blancafort (-1371, bur Orcamp).  A parliamentary register dated 30 Jan 1403 records a claim by "messire Iean de Bethune” against “le Vicomte de Meauls son frere" who stated that they were “freres germains de Messire I. de Bethune et Dame I. de Coucy conoints”, that he inherited his mother’s possessions after she died and that in 1368 his father gave him “Vendueil à son mariage avec la fille du Comte de Porcien[535]m secondly JEANNE de Barbançon, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Yolande de Lens (-bur Orcamp).  m thirdly ISABELLE van Gistel, daughter of JAN Heer van Gistel & his wife Isabelle Dame d’Englemonstier (-after 18 Jan 1438).  Robert & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de Béthune (-before 1382). 

Robert & his third wife had two children: 

b)         JEANNE de Béthune (-end 1450)"Monsieur Iean de Luxembourg seigneur de Beaurevoir" agreed "en faveur du mariage qui se consommera de luy et de madame Ieanne de Bethune comtesse de Marle veuve de monsieur Robert de Bar comte de Bar" the dower should he predecease his wife by charter dated 23 Nov 1418[536]Vicomtesse de MeauxDame de Vendeuil, de Condé-en-Brie, de Ghistelles, de Falvy et de Rumpstm firstly (contract 16 Feb 1409) ROBERT de Bar, son of HENRI de Bar & his wife Marie de Coucy ([1390]-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  He was created Comte de Marle, Comte de Soissons et Seigneur d'Oisy in France Aug 1413.  m secondly (contract 23 Nov 1418) JEAN [III] de Luxembourg Comte de Ligny et de Guise, son of JEAN de Luxembourg Seigneur de Beauvoir et de Richebourg & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien Ctss di Conversano et de Brienne, dame d'Enghien (1392-Guise 5 Jan 1441, bur Notre-Dame de Cambrai). 

c)         JACQUELINE de Béthune m (contract 13 Nov 1413) RAOUL d’Ailly Seigneur de Raineval et de Varennes, son of BAUDOUIN d’Ailly Vidame d’Amiens & his wife Jeanne de Raineval (-1463). 

2.         five children .  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that of their nine children Robert was the oldest and Jean the seventh[537]

3.         JEAN de Béthune (-killed in battle Azincourt 1415).  The testament of [her husband] required “Robers et Jehanins mes deux fils” to provide for “mes filles leurs suers”, granted “la terre de Lifontaine et la terre de Rumigny” to “ce Jehannin mon filz[538]A parliamentary register dated 30 Jan 1403 records a claim by "messire Iean de Bethune” against “le Vicomte de Meauls son frere" who stated that they were “freres germains de Messire I. de Bethune et Dame I. de Coucy conoints[539].  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that of their nine children Robert was the oldest and Jean the seventh[540]Seigneur d’Autrèche, de Baye.  m (contract 8 Nov 1401) ISABELLE d’Estouteville, daughter of ROBERT [VII] Seigneur d’Estouteville & his wife Marguerite de Montmorency (-after 28 Oct 1438). 

-        SEIGNEURS de MAREUIL et de BAYE, DUCS de SULLY

4.         MARIE de Béthune (-after 31 Jul 1400).  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that they left two daughters of whom “una Maria et altera Ioanna”, Marie marrying “defuncto Eustachio domino de Voudenayo[541]m EUSTACHE Seigneur de Voudenay, son of THOMAS Seigneur de Voudenay & his wife Jeanne de Conflans.  

5.         JEANNE de Béthune (-1380).  A parliamentary register dated 30 Jan 1403 records a claim by "messire Iean de Bethune” against “le Vicomte de Meauls son frere" who stated that they were “freres germains de Messire I. de Bethune et Dame I. de Coucy conoints”, adding that in 1373 his father died leaving two sons and two daughters one of whom married “messire I. de Roye[542].  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that they left two daughters of whom “una Maria et altera Ioanna”, Jeanne marrying “defuncto Ioanni de Roya domino de Alneto et de Mureto[543]m JEAN de Roye Seigneur d’Aunoy, son of MATHIEU de Roye Seigneur d’Aunoy & his wife Jeanne de Chërisy Dame de Muret. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    CHÂTELAINS de DIXMUDE [DIKSMUIDE] (HEREN van BEVEREN)

 

 

The present day city of Diksmuide is located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, near the French border.  In medieval times, the châtellenie de Dixmude was a fief of the counts of Flanders with jurisdiction limited to the town itself[544].  The châtelains de Dixmude also held Beveren in the land of Waes. 

 

 

1.         ROGER van Beveren (-after May 1047).  …Rogerii de Bevera…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[545]

 

2.         DIRK [van Beveren] (-after 1142).  Châtelain de Dixmude: Galbert of Bruges records that "Theodericus castellanus Dikasmutis oppidi" was among those who hastened to the siege at Bruges on 11 Mar 1127 after the murder of Charles Count of Flanders and played an active part on seeking revenge on his assassins[546].  Galbert of Bruges records that "Theodericus castellanus" was among the supporters of Guillaume Count of Flanders on 11 Mar 1128[547]“...Balduini Gandensis, Walteri Tornacensis, Danielis Thermundensis, Theoderici castellani de Dicasmuta, Thancmari de Straten, Christiani de Gistela” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Oudenburg abbey made by “Conon...filius Adelardi atque frater Walteri quondam Buticularii[548].  ["Daniele de Tenremunda, Theoderico camerario de Beverna, Lamberto de Rinegels, Christiano de Gistela..." witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated "censum...de Gistela" to Saint-Bertin[549].  It is possible that “Theoderico camerario de Beverna” was the same person as Thierry Châtelain de Dixmude.  Another possibility is that “camerario” in this document is a transcription error for “castellano”, as no other reference has been found to Thierry Chambellan de Flandre being “van Beveren”.]  “...Theoderici de Beverne...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed confirmed the foundation of Ninove abbey at the request of “domini Gerardi de Ninive cognomento constabularii[550]

 

3.         WALTER van Beveren (-after 1163).  “…Gautier de Beverne…” subscribed the charter dated 1160 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted privileges to certain individuals[551].  “…Watier de Beverne…” subscribed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders granted laws to the inhabitants of Nieuport[552]

 

4.         JORDAN van Beveren (-after 1165).  “…Jordan de Beveren…” subscribed the charter dated 1165 under which Philippe Count of Flanders granted protection to the abbey of Saint-Nicholas des Prez near Tournai[553]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         DIRK van Beveren (-after Apr 1203)Didiricus de Beverne...” witnessed the charter dated 1180 under which “Walterus Bertholdus cum Gerardo avunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donated property to Grimbergen[554]…Thierri de Beveren, Bauduin son frère…” subscribed the charter dated 1183 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Notre-Dame de Coffard[555]Châtelain de Dixmude: ...Theoderici castellani de Dickxmude...” witnessed the charter dated 1188 under which Philippe Count of Flanders emancipated the abbey of Bruges Saint-André[556]Lambert Bishop of Morinie acknowledged the agreement between "Th. dominum de Bevere castellanum de Dixmuda" and the abbess of Bourbourg concerning “decima...terre adjacentis utraque parte Ysare, juxta Dixmudam” by charter dated 1194[557].  "…Theoderici de Bevren…" signed a charter dated 1197 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders acknowledged the decision that “Sybilia cognata mea, Petri quondam Nivernensis filia comitis” had no rights in “decimam de Lecca[558].  "…Terricus de Beverne…" signed a charter dated 18 Aug 1199 which records the alliance between John King of England and Baudouin IX Count of Flanders[559]Châtelain de Dixmude: “Theodoricus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et...uxor mea Ada” donated property to “ecclesia Viconiensi” by charter dated 1199[560].  "…Theoderici de Bevren…" signed a charter dated [26] Mar 1202 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders renounced his privilege of not paying for wine on entering Courtrai[561].  "Theoderici castellani de Dixmuda…" signed a charter dated [6/30] Apr 1203 under which Marie Ctss of Flanders attested that “Arnulfus decanus...in Brugis” had acknowledged a donation to Bruges Saint-André[562]m ADA de Coucy, daughter of RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Coucy & his first wife Agnes de Hainaut (-after 1199).  "Radulphus de Marla" confirmed the donation to Thenailles abbey made by "patris mei Ingelranni" by charter dated 1166, witnessed by "Agnes uxor mea, Ada filia mea…"[563].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Iolandem…Agnetis…tercia…Ada" as the three daughters of "Radulphus de Cocy" & his wife, specifying that Ada married "in Flandria Theoderico de Beverna…castellano de Dicamuda"[564].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la tierce fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Ada" married “monsigneur Thierri de Bevre chastelain de Dikemue, qui ot de lui 2 fius et 3 filles.  Li ainsnes des fius...Thierris...sires de Bevres et chastelains de Dykemue apries son pere.  Li autres...Guillaumes.  L’une des filles Thierri signour de Bevre fu mariee a signour de Grinberghes, ki ot de li une fille qui fu hoirs de sa terre.  Si l’ot a feme Godefrois li sires de Pierewes.  La seconde fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fu mariee a...monsigneur Willaume de Hondescote, qui ot de li un fil...Pieres qui apries son pere tint l’yretage de son pere.  Encore ot mesires Willaumes de Hondescote pluisours fius et filles.  La tierche fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fut mariee a monsigneur Gobert de Monchablon qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li fius...Gobers...[qui] tint la terre apries la mort Gobert son pere[565]Theodoricus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et...uxor mea Ada” donated property to “ecclesia Viconiensi” by charter dated 1199[566]Dirk & his wife had children: 

a)         DIRK van Beveren (-[1235/Jan 1239]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la tierce fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Ada" married “monsigneur Thierri de Bevre chastelain de Dikemue, qui ot de lui 2 fius et 3 filles.  Li ainsnes des fius...Thierris...sires de Bevres et chastelains de Dykemue apries son pere.  Li autres...Guillaumes.  L’une des filles Thierri signour de Bevre fu mariee a signour de Grinberghes, ki ot de li une fille qui fu hoirs de sa terre.  Si l’ot a feme Godefrois li sires de Pierewes.  La seconde fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fu mariee a...monsigneur Willaume de Hondescote, qui ot de li un fil...Pieres qui apries son pere tint l’yretage de son pere.  Encore ot mesires Willaumes de Hondescote pluisours fius et filles.  La tierche fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fut mariee a monsigneur Gobert de Monchablon qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li fius...Gobers...[qui] tint la terre apries la mort Gobert son pere[567]Châtelain de Dixmude: Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda” granted exemption from “exactione thelonii” to Cambron abbey by charter dated 17 Feb 1215[568]Thierri Sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” named arbitrators to settle a dispute with “la comtesse de Flandre et de Hainaut” concerning “la pêcherie en la ville de Dixmude” by charter dated 1224[569]Theodorico domino de Beveren et castellano de Dixmude et Isabella de Dixmude uxore sua” made a donation by charter dated 1225[570]“...Thierri de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude et bailli de toute la Flandre...” subscribed the charter dated 1235 under which Jeanne Ctss of Flanders renewed the mandate of representatives at Lille[571]m ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  “Theodorico domino de Beveren et castellano de Dixmude et Isabella de Dixmude uxore sua” made a donation by charter dated 1225[572].  “Isabelle châtelaine de Dixmude” committed to procure the ratification by her son (then aged 14) on reaching his majority of a sale of “la dîme d’Adendyk” made by “Guillaume de Beveren, qui s’étant croisé allait partir pour la terre sainte” to Gent St. Bavo by charter dated Jan 1238 (presumably O.S.)[573].  “Thierri de Dixmude” confirmed the exemption granted by “son frère Thierri et sa mère Elisabeth” to ‘s Hemelsdael convent by charter dated Jan 1241 (presumably O.S.)[574].  Dirk & his wife had children: 

i)          DIRK van Beveren ([1223/24]-after 1 Apr 1274).  “Thierri de Dixmude” confirmed the exemption granted by “son frère Thierri et sa mère Elisabeth” to ‘s Hemelsdael convent by charter dated Jan 1241 (presumably O.S.)[575]

-         see below

ii)         DIRK van Beveren (-after 1241).  “Thierri de Dixmude” confirmed the exemption granted by “son frère Thierri et sa mère Elisabeth” to ‘s Hemelsdael convent by charter dated Jan 1241 (presumably O.S.)[576]

b)         WILLEM van Beveren (-after 6 Dec 1267).  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la tierce fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Ada" married “monsigneur Thierri de Bevre chastelain de Dikemue, qui ot de lui 2 fius et 3 filles.  Li ainsnes des fius...Thierris...sires de Bevres et chastelains de Dykemue apries son pere.  Li autres...Guillaumes[577].  “Guillaume de Beveren” and his wife “Eve dame de Summaing” sold “la terre d’Adendyk” to Gent St. Bavo by charter dated 1238[578].  “Isabelle châtelaine de Dixmude” committed to procure the ratification by her son (then aged 14) on reaching his majority of a sale of “la dîme d’Adendyk” made by “Guillaume de Beveren, qui s’étant croisé allait partir pour la terre sainte” to Gent St. Bavo by charter dated Jan 1238 (presumably O.S.)[579].  “Thierri seigneur de Beveren” issued a receipt to Gent St. Bavo for his part of “la dîme d’Adendyk”, naming “Guillaume de Beveren patruus meus”, by charter dated Apr 1253[580]Willermus dictus de Beverne miles dominus de Soumaing” confirmed the donation made by “bone memorie...Theodericus de Beverne quondam castellanus de Dixmuda” to Cambron by charter dated 6 Dec 1267[581]m EVE dame de Summaing, daughter of ---.  “Guillaume de Beveren” and his wife “Eve dame de Summaing” sold “la terre d’Adendyk” to Gent St. Bavo by charter dated 1238[582]

c)         AGNES van Beveren (-after Feb 1229, bur Ninove).  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the marriage of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis et de Ninive" and "Agnetem filiam Thome de Beverne" in 1214[583].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la tierce fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Ada" married “monsigneur Thierri de Bevre chastelain de Dikemue, qui ot de lui 2 fius et 3 filles...L’une des filles Thierri signour de Bevre fu mariee a signour de Grinberghes, ki ot de li une fille qui fu hoirs de sa terre[584].  This parentage of Geraard’s wife appears problematic from a chronological point of view.  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records that "Agnes uxor" was later buried with her husband "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis et de Ninive" "in ecclesia Ninivensi"[585].  "Agnes domina de Grimbergis…et Alicia major natu filia mea" returned property "de Robrouc" to Ninove, in accordance with the last wishes of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis quondam maritus meus", by charter dated Feb 1229[586]m (1214) GERAARD [IV] van Grimbergen, son of GERAARD [III] van Grimbergen & his wife Adelais --- (-Rumpst 12 Nov 1225, bur Ninove). 

d)         daughter .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la tierce fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Ada" married “monsigneur Thierri de Bevre chastelain de Dikemue, qui ot de lui 2 fius et 3 filles...La seconde fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fu mariee a...monsigneur Willaume de Hondescote, qui ot de li un fil...Pieres qui apries son pere tint l’yretage de son pere.  Encore ot mesires Willaumes de Hondescote pluisours fius et filles[587]m WILLEM van Hondescote, son of ---.  

e)         daughter .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la tierce fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Ada" married “monsigneur Thierri de Bevre chastelain de Dikemue, qui ot de lui 2 fius et 3 filles... La tierche fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fut mariee a monsigneur Gobert de Monchablon qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li fius...Gobers...[qui] tint la terre apries la mort Gobert son pere[588]m GOBERT de Montchablon, son of ---. 

2.         BOUDEWIJN van Beveren (-after 1183).  …Thierri de Beveren, Bauduin son frère…” subscribed the charter dated 1183 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Notre-Dame de Coffard[589]

 

 

1.         THOMAS van Beveren (-after 1253).  Châtelain de Dixmude: Marguerite Ctss of Flanders confirmed the donation of revenue from land at Dixmude made by “Thomas de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” to found a chapel in the town by charter dated [Apr] 1253[590]

 

2.         JORDAN van Beveren (-after 1257).  Châtelain de Dixmude: Jordanus châtelain de Dixmude” donated money to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated 1257[591]

 

3.         ROGER van Beveren (-after Nov 1256).  A charter dated Nov 1250 names Arnould comte de Los, Jean son fils, Henri sire de Hufalize, Thierri son fils aîné, Roger de Beveren et Gérard d’Esclairbes chevaliers” as guarantors for the observance by Jean and Baudouin d’Avesnes of their treaty with their mother Marguerite Ctss of Flanders[592]

 

 

DIRK van Beveren, son of DIRK van Beveren & his wife Isabelle --- ([1223/24]-after 1 Apr 1274)Thierri de Dixmude” confirmed the exemption granted by “son frère Thierri et sa mère Elisabeth” to ‘s Hemelsdael convent by charter dated Jan 1241 (presumably O.S.)[593].  “Thierri seigneur de Beveren et de Dixmude et Marguerite sa femme” exempted ‘s Hemelsdael abbey “du droit de tonlieu à Dixmude” by charter dated Feb 1244 (presumably O.S.)[594].  “Thierri seigneur de Beveren” issued a receipt to Gent St. Bavo for his part of “la dîme d’Adendyk”, naming “Guillaume de Beveren patruus meus”, by charter dated Apr 1253[595]Châtelain de Dixmude: Thierri de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” accepted the arbitral decision to end his dispute with Marguerite Ctss of Flanders relating to “des wastines et moeres de Calloo, Werrebrouck et Kildrec” by charter dated [May] 1260[596]Thierry seigneur de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” agreed to compensate the citizens of Tournai for damage caused by “Gautier de La Plagne” by charter dated Sep 1274[597]

m (before Feb 1245) MARGUERITE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD de Brienne Seigneur de Rameru & his second wife Philippa of Jerusalem [Champagne] (-Flines 1275, bur Flines).  The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "Henrico, Gerardo, Maria, Margarita, Chielvis, Isabella e Joanna" as the seven children of "Girardo de Bregne" and his wife "Philippa, l'altra figlia di Henrico de Campagna"[598].  A manuscript history of the abbey of la Piété de Rameru records that Erard de Brienne married three of his daughters, of whom "la tierce...Madame Marguerite fu Dame de Beures en Flandres"[599]Thierri seigneur de Beveren et de Dixmude et Marguerite sa femme” exempted ‘s Hemelsdael abbey “du droit de tonlieu à Dixmude” by charter dated Feb 1244 (presumably O.S.)[600]She became a nun at Flines after her husband died[601].  A tomb at Saint-Genois records “Margriete femme Mosr Thiery de Bevre fille Mosr De Briène...extraicte des rois de Chypres” and her death in 1275[602]

Dirk & his wife had [ten] children: 

1.         DIRK van Beveren (-[Aug 1291/Oct 1293])Châtelain de Dixmude: ...Thierricus dominus de Bevre...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[603]Thierry chevalier sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” declared that the consent given by “Henri de Beveren son frère pour Agnes de Condé, fille de Nicolas, femme dudit Thierri” applied “après sa mort sans enfant” by charter dated 1282[604].  Dirk van Beveren declared having had this document sealed by “la dame de Rumigny sa sœur, par ses cousins Monseignour Rigaut dou Rues et Monseignour Jean de Gavre qui sont chargés de garder son scel” by charter dated Aug 1282[605]Thieris sires de Beverne chevaliers et...Agnies femme...” sold property to Cambron by charter dated Aug 1291[606].  Dirk is named as deceased in the charter of his brother Erard dated Oct 1293 (see below).  m (before 27 Jun 1284) AGNES de Condé, daughter of NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Catherine de Cayeux Dame de Carency en Artois (-after Aug 1291)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that one daughter of “Nicolaus” and his wife “filiam domini Guillelmi de Keu” married “Theoderico de Bevre[607]Thierry chevalier sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” declared that the consent given by “Henri de Beveren son frère pour Agnes de Condé, fille de Nicolas, femme dudit Thierri” applied “après sa mort sans enfant” by charter dated 1282[608]Thieris sires de Beverne chevaliers et...Agnies femme...” sold property to Cambron by charter dated Aug 1291[609]

2.         ERARD van Beveren (-before 1 Feb 1304).  Heer van Wallers.  Châtelain de Dixmude: Erars chevaliers sire de Bevre et de Wallers castelains de Dikemue” confirmed that “sires Thieris mes freres, que Diex asseule, jadis sires de Bevre” had sold property to Cambron by charter dated Oct 1293[610]Erar sire de Beveren et de Wallers châtelain de Dixmude et Isabelle de Wavraing sa femme” issued letters dated 1293, confirmed by “Henri de Beveren frère dudit Erar et son héritier apparent” by charter dated Jan 1293 (presumably O.S.)[611].  “Erar chevalier sire de Beveren et de Wallers castelain de Dyckemue et dame Isabeau de Wavrin” granted transport rights to “Arnoul Brantin” by charter dated 1294[612]m ISABELLE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his second wife Mathilde de Béthune (-after 1304).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom the third daughter married “Erart de Beure sires de Waslers[613]Erar sire de Beveren et de Wallers châtelain de Dixmude et Isabelle de Wavraing sa femme” issued letters dated 1293, confirmed by “Henri de Beveren frère dudit Erar et son héritier apparent” by charter dated Jan 1293 (presumably O.S.)[614].  “Erar chevalier sire de Beveren et de Wallers castelain de Dyckemue et dame Isabeau de Wavrin” granted transport rights to “Arnoul Brantin” by charter dated 1294[615].  Guy Count of Flanders notified the disputes between “Ysabeau dame de Bevre et de Wallers femme de monseigneur Erart sire de Bevre” and “Philippe dame de Bevre et de Martigny et monseigneur Jakemon de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut son baron et avoué” concerning the inheritance of “feu Erart sire de Bevre” by charter dated 1 Feb 1303 (O.S.), which records the appointment as arbitrators of “pour Ysabeau: ledit Guy, Jean sire de Gavre et d’Escornaix, et monseigneur Guillaume de Nevele; pour Philippe et Jakemon: monseigneur Guillaume de Stenhuse et monseigneur Sohier de Leverghem” and the final decision[616]

3.         HENDRIK van Beveren (-after Jan 1294).  “Jean de Bevre écolier à Paris” informed “son frère Gérard de Bevre seigneur de Wallers et à sa sœur la demoiselle de Wallers” that he had granted revenue from Wallers to “Henri son frère” by charter dated 20 Sep 1279[617].  “Thierry chevalier sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” declared that the consent given by “Henri de Beveren son frère pour Agnes de Condé, fille de Nicolas, femme dudit Thierri” applied “après sa mort sans enfant” by charter dated 1282[618].  “Erar sire de Beveren et de Wallers châtelain de Dixmude et Isabelle de Wavraing sa femme” issued letters dated 1293, confirmed by “Henri de Beveren frère dudit Erar et son héritier apparent” by charter dated Jan 1293 (presumably O.S.)[619]

4.         JAN van Beveren (-after 14 Apr 1313).  “Jean de Bevre écolier à Paris” informed “son frère Gérard de Bevre seigneur de Wallers et à sa sœur la demoiselle de Wallers” that he had granted revenue from Wallers to “Henri son frère” by charter dated 20 Sep 1279[620].  Bishop of Potenza [Calabria].  “Jean jadis Potentinus episcopus et seigneur de Bevre” acknowledged having granted a fief to “Siger de Gand le jeune chevalier” by charter dated 7 Oct 1310[621].  “Jean seigneur de Bevre et de Wallers jadis évêque de Potenza” had anticipated a marriage contract between “Guy de Flandre” and “dame Marguerite fille aînée du duc de Lorraine et nièce dudit Jean” and promised certain obligations in that event, by charter dated 28 Apr 1311[622].  “Jean de Bevre ancien évêque de Potenza” declared having receipt 100,000 livres from “[le] comte de Nevers” and sold “son château de Bevre” to him by charter dated 2 Oct 1312[623].  “Jean de Beveren” signed as first witness a charter dated 14 Apr 1313 issued by Louis de Flandre Comte de Nevers[624]

5.         ISABEL van Beveren (-1308)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Henricusde Lovanio" married "Isabellam, filiam domini Theoderici de Bevre"[625]m HENRI de Louvain Heer van Gaesbeek, son of GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Gaesbeek en Herstal & his wife Marie van Oudenaarde (-1285 after Mar, bur Afflighem)

6.         JAN GILLES van Beveren (-after 14 Nov 1320).  A charter dated 14 Nov 1320 records that the city of Bruges had banished “Jean Gilles de Dixmude sergent dudit comte” [Robert Count of Flanders] and now appealed the punishment for having done so[626].    

7.         PHILIPPA van Beveren (-[1 Feb 1304/17 Jul 1306], bur Valenciennes Dominican Church)The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Hugone de Rumigny domino de Martigny et Bova et...Philippa eius uxore” reached agreement with Bucilly regarding “duabus capellaniis de Gland et Martigny” in 1266[627].  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Philippa domina de Martigniaco et Rumigniaco” acknowledged that “decimas...dicti Martigniaci” belonged to Bucilly in 1272[628]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a series of documents relating to the succession of her brother Erard van Beveren[629].  Among these is a contemporary manuscript which describes the evolution of the dispute, noting that “frère Jehan de Bevere...et madame de Martigni sa sœur” as the nearest heirs of Erard issued legal proceedings against each other and that “me dame de Martigni moru et ma dame li duchoise de Loreine se fille reprist le querele en lieu de se mere[630].  With the help of other documents, Van de Putte identified “madame de Martigni” as “Philippine de Beveren femme de Jacques de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut[631].  Thierry Stasser has also discussed the question[632]Dirk van Beveren declared having had a document sealed by “la dame de Rumigny sa sœur, par ses cousins Monseignour Rigaut dou Rues et Monseignour Jean de Gavre qui sont chargés de garder son scel” by charter dated Aug 1282[633].  Guy Count of Flanders notified the disputes between “Ysabeau dame de Bevre et de Wallers femme de monseigneur Erart sire de Bevre” and “Philippe dame de Bevre et de Martigny et monseigneur Jakemon de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut son baron et avoué” concerning the inheritance of “feu Erart sire de Bevre” by charter dated 1 Feb 1303 (O.S.), which records the appointment as arbitrators of “pour Ysabeau: ledit Guy, Jean sire de Gavre et d’Escornaix, et monseigneur Guillaume de Nevele; pour Philippe et Jakemon: monseigneur Guillaume de Stenhuse et monseigneur Sohier de Leverghem” and the final decision[634]m firstly as his second wife, HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Rumigny et de Boves, son of NICOLAS [V] Seigneur de Rumigny et de Florennes & his wife Isabelle de Coucy (-2 Aug 1270).  m secondly (before 1280) as his first wife, JACQUES [II] Seigneur de Werchin, son of JACQUES [I] de Hainaut Seigneur de Werchin & his wife Mathilde de Ligne dame de Fontenoy (-1323, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church)

8.         [JOANNA .  Her marriage is confirmed, and her family origin indicated, by a charter dated 27 Jun 1284 under which Dame Agnes femme de...Thierry seigneur de Bevere chevalier châtelain de Dixmude” approved the act whereby her husband granted dowry (property “à Dixmude…la terre de Poesele”) to “sa sœur Jeanne” on her marriage to “Wautier seigneur de Nevele châtelain de Courtrai[635].  The properties in question were part of the Beveren family fiefs, which indicates that “sa sœur Jeanne” was Dirk van Beveren’s sister.  The word “sa” in the summary of this charter (the original charter has not been checked) is unspecific and could alternatively apply to “Agnes”, in which case Joanna would have been her own not her husband’s sister.  Agnes confirmed having received compensation for relinquishing her own rights in the property in question, indicating that she had a direct interest in both properties.  They must therefore have formed part of her own dower granted by her husband.  Why then were they removed from her and granted as dowry to the wife of Wouter van Nevele?  One possibility is that Wouter insisted on the arrangement because Poesele is adjacent to Nevele.  Another possibility, which seems less likely, is that Agnes agreed to relinquish the property to facilitate her own sister’s marriage, maybe because their father had insufficient means to provide an adequate dowry.  Because of this uncertainty relating to the correct interpretation of the wording of the 1284 document, Joanna is placed in square brackets in the Beveren family in recognition of the possibility that she was a Condé.  The uncertainty would be removed if later Nevele documents provide further indication of Joanna’s family origin: no work has yet been done to reconstruct the Nevele family.  Letters dated 17 Apr 1287 confirmed that “Wautier seigneur de Nevele châtelain de Courtrai chevalier et Jeanne sa femme” had sold “ses manse, villa et terre de Warcoing” to “Béatrice de Courtrai veuve de Guillaume comte de Flandre” for her lifetime on 15 Oct 1283[636]m ([27 Jun] 1284) WOUTER Heer van Nevele Châtelain de Courtrai, son of ---.]   

9.         [daughter (-after 20 Sep 1279).  “Jean de Bevre écolier à Paris” informed “son frère Gérard de Bevre seigneur de Wallers et à sa sœur la demoiselle de Wallers” that he had granted revenue from Wallers to “Henri son frère” by charter dated 20 Sep 1279[637].  It is not known whether this daughter was the same person as one of the other daughters who are named above.] 

10.      GERARD van Beveren (-after 20 Sep 1279).  “Jean de Bevre écolier à Paris” informed “son frère Gérard de Bevre seigneur de Wallers et à sa sœur la demoiselle de Wallers” that he had granted revenue from Wallers to “Henri son frère” by charter dated 20 Sep 1279[638]

 

 

1.         DIRK van Beveren (-after 4 Sep 1335).  Châtelain de Dixmude: “Thierri de Bevere châtelain de Dixmude...hommes de fief du comte de Flandre” and others notified that “Hugues de Lorraine seigneur de Martigny chevalier et Marguerite de Beaumez sa femme” had declared their intention to sell “le château et la terre de Bevere” to the count of Flanders by charter dated 4 Sep 1335[639].  

 

2.         HENDRIK van Beveren (-after 27 Jun 1267).  Seigneur de Dixmude: “Henricus de Beverna miles dominus de Dixmuda et de Havra” confirmed letters of “bonæ memoriæ domini Theodorici domini de Beverna castellani de Dixmuda proavi mei et dominæ Margaritæ uxoris eius” by charter dated Sep 1350[640]m (1354) as her second husband, JEANNE de Picquigny Dame de Canaples et d’Outrebois, widow of JEAN de Mailly Seigneur de Talmas et de Buyre-au-Bois, daughter of JEAN de Picquigny Seigneur de Saint-Ouen et d’Ailly & his wife Martha d’Amiens (-after 1373)

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    HEREN van GAVRE

 

 

Gavre is located south of the city of Kortrijk in the present-day Belgian province of West Flanders. 

 

 

1.         RASO [I] [van Gavre] (-[after 1060]).  "…Rasonis…" signed the charter dated 1034 under which "Heimericus de Lophen" donated "hereditatem meam in pago Bracbantense in villa Berda vel Cuckenbeca" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[641].  "…Razonis…" signed the charter dated 1040 under which "Imma de Laren cum filia sua Diduuara" submitted themselves to Saint-Pierre de Gand[642].  “…Rasonis de Gavera…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[643].  "…Razonis…" signed the charter dated 1060 under which "femina Godelif" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[644]

 

2.         JAN van Gavre (-after 13 Sep 1083).  "…Joannes de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 13 Sep 1083 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai donated "Altare de Huneghem" to Gand Saint-Pierre[645]

 

 

[Two siblings], parents not known: 

1.         RASO [II] van Gavre (-after 1 Feb 1117).  "…Razonis de Gavara, Ansboldi nepotis eius…" signed the charter dated to [1073] under which "Walterus de Afsna" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[646].  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "…Raso de Gavra…"[647]"…Razonis de Gauera, Rothardi de Sotengem, Razonis de Melne…" signed the charter dated 1090 under which "Duum cum filiabus Folquif et Oda et Ingelrad" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[648].  "…Walteri de Sottengem, Rasonis de Gavra…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Willelmus de Bethunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathildis uxor mea" granted rights to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[649].  "Galterus custos Teruanensis, Haket castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldwinus de Alost, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1115 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey, with the consent of "Adam, Formosellenis castelli tunc domino"[650].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[651]

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

a)         ANSBOLD .  "…Razonis de Gavara, Ansboldi nepotis eius…" signed the charter dated to [1073] under which "Walterus de Afsna" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[652]

 

 

1.         RASO [III] van Gavre (-killed in battle 27 Jun 1149).  "…Razo de Gaveren…" witnessed the charter dated 7 Jul 1123 under which "Hugo de Sancto Paulo cognomen habens Campdaveine" donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg, in the presence of Charles Count of Flanders[653].  "…Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[654].  "Razonis de Gavere, Razonis filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1130 under which "Heleuuif cum Berta sorore mea" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[655]"…Simonis de Oisy…Razonis de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1139 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut granted rights to the Knights Templars[656]"Rasonis de Gavera …" witnessed the charter dated 22 Sep 1139 under which "Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand[657].  [“Gertrudis castellana Montensis” donated “allodium...apud Inferiorem Eham et apud Maternam et apud Wolverkerke” to Eename abbey, with the consent of “...Razone de Gavera...”, by undated charter[658].   It is uncertain whether this document refers to Raso [III] or Raso [IV].]  m ---.  The name of Raso’s wife is not known.  Raso [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         RASO [IV] van Gavre (-killed in battle Raucourt [1150])"Razonis de Gavere, Razonis filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1130 under which "Heleuuif cum Berta sorore mea" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[659].  "…Razonis de Gavera, Arnoldi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[660].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "miles...Rasso de Gaura" was killed "in obsidione [Roncort]" during the war between Thierry Count of Flanders and “comite Hanoniensi[661]m (after 1137) as her second husband, EVA de Chièvres, widow of GILLES de Chin Seigneur de Berlaimont, daughter and heiress of GUY de Chièvres & his wife Ida [de Ath] (-after her third husband).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "miles...Rasso de Gaura" married "Damison de Cirvia" after the death of “Egidii de Cin[662].  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Saint-Ghislain, including the donation of “unum mansum in Bovingis” made by "Domina Æva quæ cognominatur Domoisuns" for the soul of "viri sui Ægidii", by charter dated 1143[663]She married thirdly ([1150]) Nicholas [III] Seigneur de Florenne et de Rumigny.  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the wife of "Nicholaus [qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" as "Damison de Cirvia"[664]Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Saint-Ghislain (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated 1161, signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[665].  Raso [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          RASO [V] van Gavre (-[1186/90]).  "…Razonis de Gauera…" signed the charter dated 1156 under which Thierry Count of Flanders approved the privileges of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[666].  "…Razonis de Gavere…" signed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[667]

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ii)         GUIDO van GavreDomina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Ghislenghien (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated 1161, signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[668]

iii)        BERTHA van Gavre ([1140/50]-after 1202)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Berta, Rassonis de Gauris et Damisoni de Cirvia filia" as wife of "Eustacium [filium Eustachii de Ruez…senior]"[669]Nobilis mulier domina Berta de Morlenwes” donated part “allodii sui...ei hereditario jure pervenerat in territorio de Montegni” to Cambron, with the consent of “filii sui Eustachii domini de Rodio”, by charter dated 1202[670]m EUSTACHE [II] du Rœulx, son of EUSTACHE [I] Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Morlanwelz (-1186, bur Rœulx Saint-Feuillien)

b)         ARNOUT van Gavre (-after 1155).  "…Razonis de Gavera, Arnoldi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[671]"…Arnulfus de Gavera…" signed the charter dated to [1150] under which the abbot of Vicogne records donations made to the abbey[672].  “...Arnulphus de Gavra...” subscribed the charter dated 1154 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed various properties to the church of Cambron[673].  "…Arnulfi de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1155 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between the abbey of Saint-Ghislain and "dominum Gossewinum de Montibus"[674]

 

 

RASO [V] van Gavre, son of RASO [IV] van Gavre & his wife Eva de Chièvres (-[1186/90])"…Razonis de Gauera…" signed the charter dated 1156 under which Thierry Count of Flanders approved the privileges of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[675]Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Ghislenghien (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated 1161, signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[676].  "…Razonis de Gavere…" signed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[677].  "Razo de Gavera…Flandrensis comitis pincerna…cum uxore sua Magtilde" donated "terram…apud Holebecam" to Ninove by charter dated 1166[678].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "Iacobus de Avethnis, Egidius de Sancto Oberto, Rasso de Gaura" among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut at the siege of "castrum Bretenghes" [Brettingen] in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172 in a later passage[679]"…Roberti advocate Bethunie, Rassonis de Gavera, Rogeri Curtracensis castellani…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated revenue to the church of Notre-Dame de Capelle[680]"Razo de Gavera…comitis Flandriæ pincerna" donated property "apud Hollebeccam…Huppesrot" to Ninove by charter dated 1179[681]Razo de Gavera” donated property to Ninove abbey by charter dated 27 Mar 1186[682]"…Razonis de Gavera…" signed the charter dated Nov 1187 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that "Euerardus castellanus Tornacensi" had donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[683]

m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "Razo de Gavera…Flandrensis comitis pincerna…cum uxore sua Magtilde" donated "terram…apud Holebecam" to Ninove by charter dated 1166[684]

Raso [V] & his wife had two children: 

1.         RASO [VI] van Gavre (-after 1212).  "Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[685]Willelmus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathilde uxor mea” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Walteri de Sottinghem, Rasonis de Gavera…"[686]"Razo de Gavera" donated "totam decimam de Lidekerca…" to Ninove, with the consent of "uxore mea Claricia et liberis meis et Razone fratre meo", by charter dated 1195[687]Razo de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ” donated property to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Clariciæ", by charter dated Aug 1201[688]"Razo dominus de Gavera et de Lidekerka" donated rights "in decima de Lumbecca et de Strithem" to Ninove by charter dated 1209[689]Eustachius dominus de Ruez” donated “Heriermes...de Lens...de Chirvia” to Cambron, in the presence of “plurium nobilium virorum parentum meorum...domini Rassonis senioris de Gavera et Rassonis junioris filii sui, domini de Chirvia, Hogonis de Florines, Gerardi de Gauche, Godefridi de Winchi et Egidii de Hallut”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1210[690].  “Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[691]"Galterus de Sottengem et uxor mea Ricaldis" donated property "in parochia de Felseca" to Ninove by charter dated 1212, another charter dated 1212 recording that "Arnoldus de Aldenardo" confirmed the donations made by "dominus Galterus de Sotengem de consensu matris meæ Ricaldis" signed by "Razonis de Gavera et Arnoldi filii sui, Walteri de Sotengem et Oliveri fratris eius…"[692]m CLARICE, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1201).  "Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[693].  "Razo de Gavera" donated "totam decimam de Lidekerca…" to Ninove, with the consent of "uxore mea Claricia et liberis meis et Razone fratre meo", by charter dated 1195[694]Razo de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ” donated property to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Clariciæ", by charter dated Aug 1201[695].  Raso [VI] & his wife had four children: 

a)         RASO [VII] van Gavre (-before 1214)"Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[696]Seigneur de Chièvres: Eustachius dominus de Ruez” donated “Heriermes...de Lens...de Chirvia” to Cambron, in the presence of “plurium nobilium virorum parentum meorum...domini Rassonis senioris de Gavera et Rassonis junioris filii sui, domini de Chirvia, Hogonis de Florines, Gerardi de Gauche, Godefridi de Winchi et Egidii de Hallut”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1210[697]Heer van Boulaere: Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[698]

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b)         ARNOUT (-before Oct 1249).  “Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[699]"Galterus de Sottengem et uxor mea Ricaldis" donated property "in parochia de Felseca" to Ninove by charter dated 1212, another charter dated 1212 recording that "Arnoldus de Aldenardo" confirmed the donations made by "dominus Galterus de Sotengem de consensu matris meæ Ricaldis" signed by "Razonis de Gavera et Arnoldi filii sui, Walteri de Sotengem et Oliveri fratris eius…"[700]

-        HEREN van SCHORISSE [ESCORNAIX][701]

c)         FILIP (-[1219/Oct 1221]).  “Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[702]

d)         BRIGITTE van Gavre .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m FASTRE de Ligne Seigneur de Montreuil, son of WAUTHIER [I] Seigneur de Ligne & his wife Mathilde de Mons

2.         RASO (-after 1195).  "Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[703].  "Razo de Gavera" donated "totam decimam de Lidekerca…" to Ninove, with the consent of "uxore mea Claricia et liberis meis et Razone fratre meo", by charter dated 1195[704]

 

 

RASO [VII] van Gavre, son of RASO [VI] van Gavre & his wife Clarice --- (-before 1214)"Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[705]Seigneur de Chièvres: R[azo] [dominus] de Gavera et de Cirvia” ratified the donation of land made to Alne by “Nicolas de Montigny du consentement de Sara sa femme et de Henri son fils”, and by “Hugues de Florennes du consentement de Nicolas précité et de Béatrix sa mère”, by charter dated 1208, witnessed by “...Walterus de Gavera, Albricus de Cirvia, Gozuinus de Lidekerke[706]Eustachius dominus de Ruez” donated “Heriermes...de Lens...de Chirvia” to Cambron, in the presence of “plurium nobilium virorum parentum meorum...domini Rassonis senioris de Gavera et Rassonis junioris filii sui, domini de Chirvia, Hogonis de Florines, Gerardi de Gauche, Godefridi de Winchi et Egidii de Hallut”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1210[707]Heer van Boulaere.  Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[708]Razo dominus de Cirvia” confirmed the donation to Alne made by “Nicolas de Montegni et Henri son fils du consentement de Sara épouse du premier et mère du second” by charter dated 1212[709]

m ([1207]) as her third husband, ALIX van Boulaere, widow firstly of PHILIPPE Châtelain de Cassel and secondly of GILLES [III] Seigneur de Trazegnies, daughter of NIKOLAAS van Boulaere & his wife Ada de Rœulx (-after 1240).  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[710]Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238[711]

Raso [VII] & his wife had children: 

1.         RASO [IX] van Gavre ([1207/14]-).  The existence of this person is confirmed by the chronology of Jeanne de Wavrin, wife of Raso [XI] his presumed son, who could not have been the wife of this Raso [IX].  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[712]Rasse de Gavre et Hugues de Rumigni seigneurs de Chièvres” approved the donation to Chièvres made by “maître Gérard...curé de Chièvres” by charter dated 1230[713]Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238[714]m ---.  The name of Raso’s wife is not known.  Raso [IX] & his wife had children: 

a)         RASO [XI] van Gavre )Heer van Gavre, Seigneur de Chièvres.  m JEANNE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his second wife Mathilde de Béthune (after 1244-).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom one daughter married “monsr Rason de Gaure[715].  Raso [XI] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RASO [XIII] van Gavre (-[1 Apr 1300/27 May 1301]).  Heer van Gavre, Seigneur de Chièvres.  m (before Feb 1273) BEATRIX van Strijen, daughter of --- (-after 1282).  Raso [XIII] & his wife had children: 

(a)       RASSO [XV] van Gavre (-before 1300)m ELEONORE de Saint-Omer Ctss de Faucquemberghe, daughter of GUILLAUME [VIII] Châtelain de Saint-Omer & his wife Eléonore de Varennes (-after 1318). 

(b)       BEATRIX van Gavre (-4 Jul [1315])Vrouwe van Gavre, Dame de Chièvres.  m (1286) GUY [IX] Seigneur de Laval et de Vitré, son of GUY [VIII] de Laval Seigneur de Laval et de Vitré & his first wife Isabelle de Beaumont [en-Gâtinas] (-Landravan 22 Jan 1333, bur Abbaye de Clermont). 

ii)         ISABELLE van Gavre (-after 1289)m GILBERT [III] van Zotteghem, son of --- (-after 1276).  

b)         JAN van Gavre .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom the fourth daughter married “messires Jehans de Gaure, freres monsr Rasson[716]m --- de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his second wife Mathilde de Béthune. 

c)         --- de Gavre .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Michaël” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his wife married “sorore domini Rassonis de Liedekerke[717]m as his first wife MICHEL Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his first wife Philippa de Harnes (-1269 or before). 

 

 

According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Raso [VIII] van Gavre was a younger son of Raso [VI] van Gavre and his wife Clarice (see above)[718].  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  The charter dated Jan 1232 quoted below confirms that the father of Raso [VIII] was called Raso but there is no confirmation of his mother’s identity.  Giving the same name to two brothers was unusual in medieval times, but not unknown and in the case of certain families (for example Reuß and Schwarzburg in Thuringia) developed as a tradition.  No other cases have been identified in the Gavre family. 

 

1.         RASO [VIII] van Gavre (-1241).  "Razzo dominus de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ et…Sophia uxor eius" founded "capellaniam in castro nostro apud Lidekerke" for Ninove, and confirmed donations made by "bonæ memoriæ Razzo dominus de Gavera pater mei Razzonis", by charter dated Jan 1232[719].  "Razo de Gavera cum filio meo Razone" donated revenue from "Bouchout" to Ninove by charter dated to 1232[720].  “Rasse seigneur de Gavre” donated harvest to Epinlieu abbey, for the souls of himself “[son]...épouse Sophie, de leurs enfants...”, by charter dated Aug 1232[721]m SOPHIE van Breda, daughter of GODEFRID [II] Heer van Breda & his wife Lutgarde van Cuyk (-after Aug 1232)Lutgardis domina de Scotis” donated “duodecim libras Flandrensis monete...apud Serber et...apud Perke loco...Bukt” to Antwerp St. Michiel, with the consent of “liberis meis...Godefrido, Egidio, Henrico, Sophia et Beatrice”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1219[722].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 30 Mar 1257 under which “Raso miles dominus de Liedkerke tutor Henrici legitimi heredis de Breda” granted “terram...Agger” to “Henrico militi dicto Buffel” recording the conditions imposed by “Henricus bone memorie avunculus noster dominus de Breda[723]"Razzo dominus de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ et…Sophia uxor eius" founded "capellaniam in castro nostro apud Lidekerke" for Ninove, and confirmed donations made by "bonæ memoriæ Razzo dominus de Gavera pater mei Razzonis", by charter dated Jan 1232[724].  “Rasse seigneur de Gavre” donated harvest to Epinlieu abbey, for the souls of himself “[son]...épouse Sophie, de leurs enfants...”, by charter dated Aug 1232[725].  Raso [VIII] & his wife had children: 

a)         RASO [X] (-27 Feb 1291).  "Razo de Gavera cum filio meo Razone" donated revenue from "Bouchout" to Ninove by charter dated to 1232[726].  Heer van Liedekerke.  "Razo dominus de Lidekerka" certified that he had sold land "jacentis contra villam de Iderghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "Margaretæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated 1248[727]Raso dominus de Lydekerke tutor Henrici directi heredis Heinrici bone memorie domini de Breda” granted “terram...Nuescakersloc” to “Balduino militi filio Popponis de Stauenisse” by charter dated 25 Jun 1255, sealed by “nobilis Ysabele matris Heinrici predicti domini de Breda[728]"Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[729].  “Rasses de Gavre chevaliers sires de Liedekerke” sold property “en le parroche de Lombeke” to Guy Count of Flanders, with the consent of “Margherite femme audit Rasse seigneur de Liedekerke, dame de Liedekerke...Jehans lor fius de Liedekerke chevaliers”, by charter dated May 1286[730]m MARGUERITE d’Enghien, daughter of SOHIER Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife Alix van Zotteghem (-[1291]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[731].  "Razo dominus de Lidekerka" certified that he had sold land "jacentis contra villam de Iderghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "Margaretæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated 1248[732].  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[733].  “Rasses de Gavre chevaliers sires de Liedekerke” sold property “en le parroche de Lombeke” to Guy Count of Flanders, with the consent of “Margherite femme audit Rasse seigneur de Liedekerke, dame de Liedekerke...Jehans lor fius de Liedekerke chevaliers”, by charter dated May 1286[734].  Raso [X] & his wife had children: 

i)          RASO [XII] van Gavre (-23 Nov [1307])The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[735].  Heer van Liedekerke. 

-         see below

ii)         SIGER de Gavre .  “Johannes dictus Van den Eyghen filius quondam...domini Rasonis pie memorie domini de Lidekerke et de Breda miles et Aleydis eius uxor” donated “terra...parochiarum de Ekerni de sancti Jacobi de Hoghescoten” to the abbey of Saint-Bernard sur l’Escaut, in the presence of “domini Rasonis de Gavere, domini de Lydekerke et de Breda et domini Sygeri de Lyderkerka domini de Beaufort et de Crutbeke...germanorum mei”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1296[736]

iii)        JAN van Gavre “van den Eyghen” (-after 8 Sep 1296, [maybe killed in battle Furnes 20 Aug 1297]).  "Ioannes Mulaert dictus miles dominus de Exaerde" confirmed donations to Bodelo abbey at Gand, with the consent of "Rasonis filii mei primogeniti ætatis iam legitima, per manum...nepotis mei domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis", by charter dated Oct 1274[737]Rasses de Gavre chevaliers sires de Liedekerke” sold property “en le parroche de Lombeke” to Guy Count of Flanders, with the consent of “Margherite femme audit Rasse seigneur de Liedekerke, dame de Liedekerke...Jehans lor fius de Liedekerke chevaliers”, by charter dated May 1286[738].  “Johannes dictus Van den Eyghen filius quondam...domini Rasonis pie memorie domini de Lidekerke et de Breda miles et Aleydis eius uxor” donated “terra...parochiarum de Ekerni de sancti Jacobi de Hoghescoten” to the abbey of Saint-Bernard sur l’Escaut, in the presence of “domini Rasonis de Gavere, domini de Lydekerke et de Breda et domini Sygeri de Lyderkerka domini de Beaufort et de Crutbeke...germanorum mei”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1296[739].  [The Chronique Artésienne records “mesire Jehans de Gavre” among those killed at the battle of Furnes 20 Aug 1297[740].  It is not known to which “Jan van Gavre” this entry relates.]  m ALEIDIS, daughter of --- (-after 8 Sep 1296).  “Johannes dictus Van den Eyghen filius quondam...domini Rasonis pie memorie domini de Lidekerke et de Breda miles et Aleydis eius uxor” donated “terra...parochiarum de Ekerni de sancti Jacobi de Hoghescoten” to the abbey of Saint-Bernard sur l’Escaut, in the presence of “domini Rasonis de Gavere, domini de Lydekerke et de Breda et domini Sygeri de Lyderkerka domini de Beaufort et de Crutbeke...germanorum mei”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1296[741].  Jan & his wife had one child: 

(a)       RASO"Ioannes Mulaert dictus miles dominus de Exaerde" confirmed donations to Bodelo abbey at Gand, with the consent of "Rasonis filii mei primogeniti ætatis iam legitima, per manum...nepotis mei domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis", by charter dated Oct 1274[742]

b)         ARNOUT"Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[743]m firstly ---.  m secondly MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[744].  She was presumably related in some way to the Beveren family of châtelains de Dixmude, as shown by the charter dated Aug 1282 which is quoted below.  Arnout & his first wife had one child: 

i)          SOPHIA .  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[745]m --- Scalkin, son of ---. 

Arnout & his second wife had one child: 

ii)         JAN van Gavre (-killed in battle 13 Aug 1297)Seigneur d’Hérimez, Heer van Impeghem en Noekere.  Dirk van Beveren declared having had a document sealed by “la dame de Rumigny sa sœur, par ses cousins Monseignour Rigaut dou Rues et Monseignour Jean de Gavre qui sont chargés de garder son scel” by charter dated Aug 1282[746]m SIBYLLE de Lille, daughter of JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille & his wife Mathilde de Béthune (-after 1304).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 Dec 1294 under which [her husband] “Jehans de Gavre sires de Hérimes” acknowledged that “medamoisièle Mehaus de Lille” donated dowry to “Sébile se suer me...compaigne...en aidwe de son mariage”, that he had received the money from “noble dame Béatris de Neele castellaine de Lille”, by charter dated 10 Dec 1294[747].  Jan & his wife had children: 

(a)       JAN [II] van Gavre (-[1333/37]).  Seigneur d’Hérimez, Heer van Impeghem.  m SOPHIE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [III] Seigneur de Wavrin & his wife ---. 

(b)       RASO van Gavre (-after 1339).  Seigneur d’Hérimez, Heer van Noekere. 

-         SEIGNEURS d’HERIMEZ[748]

(c)       MARGUERITE van Gavre (-after 1337).  m (1329) FASTRE de Ligne, son of --- (-28 Dec 1337). 

c)         MARIA van Gavre (-after Maqy 1263).  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated Oct 1274 under which "Ioannes Mulaert dictus miles dominus de Exaerde" confirmed donations to Bodelo abbey at Gand, with the consent of "Rasonis filii mei primogeniti ætatis iam legitima, per manum...nepotis mei domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis"[749].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not been identified.  "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et Maria uxor mea" donated serfs to the church of Antwerp by charter dated 29 May 1243[750].  “Hugo castellanus Gandensis…Maria uxor dicti castellani” sold "villam de Bornhem cum castro" to "dominæ Margaretæ Flandriæ et Hannoniæ comitissæ" for his marriage to "Machtildis sororis meæ" by charter dated [Mar] 1250[751]Hugo unigenitus domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis ac domini de Hosdain et Marie eius uxoris” confirmed the donations of property “in loco...Westehuse” made to Cambron by “patris et matris mee” by charter dated May 1263[752]m HUGO [III] Burggraaf van Gent, son of HUGO [II] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife Eudette de Champlitte (-[Dec 1264/Apr 1265]). 

 

 

RASO [XII] van Gavre, son of RASO [X] van Gavre & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien (-23 Nov [1307])The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[753].  Heer van Liedekerke.  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[754].  Heer van Boulaers: “Gérars cevaliers sires de Sothenghien” declared holding “me maison de Sotenghien” in fief from Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut, appointing “mes chiers cousins Rasson de Liedekerke signeur de Boulers, Sohier de Brayne signeur de Lisseruoeles, chevaliers” as guarantors, by charter dated 1286[755]Razo de Gavere dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Alicia uxor mea” donated property to "monasterii Ninivensis" by charter dated 1292[756].  "Raso de Gavera dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Rasso de Liedekercke miles dominus de Boulaer eius primogenitus" donated property to Tongerloo abbey by charter dated 1294[757]"Raso de Gavre dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda" transferred the hospital of Breda to convent of St Katharina at Woude by charter dated 1 Nov 1295[758].  “Johannes dictus Van den Eyghen filius quondam...domini Rasonis pie memorie domini de Lidekerke et de Breda miles et Aleydis eius uxor” donated “terra...parochiarum de Ekerni de sancti Jacobi de Hoghescoten” to the abbey of Saint-Bernard sur l’Escaut, in the presence of “domini Rasonis de Gavere, domini de Lydekerke et de Breda et domini Sygeri de Lyderkerka domini de Beaufort et de Crutbeke...germanorum mei”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1296[759]

m firstly (before Mar 1267) ALEIDE van Boulaers, daughter of HENDRIK van Boulaers & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[760]Razo de Gavere dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Alicia uxor mea” donated property to "monasterii Ninivensis" by charter dated 1292[761]

m secondly HADEWIJN van Strijen, daughter of WILLEM [IV] Heer van Strijen & his wife --- (-before 1313).  "Nyclaes van Putte" confirmed the inheritance of “Hadewyen miins wiifs zuster Aleyden” from “hoir vader miin here Willem van Stryene ende hoir moeder” by charter dated 25 Nov 1290[762].  "Aleit van Putte...htmhter heren Willems van Striene...wiif Niclaus van Putte" granted “tiende...in Vorensaterwart...” to “Hadewien van Striene mire zuster” by charter dated 11 Feb 1296[763]

Raso [XII] & his first wife had children: 

1.         RASO [XIV] van Gavre (-[5 Mar/29 Apr] 1313).  Heer van Liedekerke, Heer van Breda.  "Raso de Gavera dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Rasso de Liedekercke miles dominus de Boulaer eius primogenitus" donated property to Tongerloo abbey by charter dated 1294[764]Rase Heere van Liedekercke ende van Breda, Ridder” acknowledged holding property “tusschen Houte ende Hinkelen” from Willem II Count of Holland, guaranteed by “onse...broeders Haer Philipe Here van Wulvenhouts ende Zegher Here van Boeulaers, Ridders”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1312[765]

2.         FILIP van Gavre (-[26 Jun 1318/7 Jul 1320])Heer van Wulvenhouts: “Rase Heere van Liedekercke ende van Breda, Ridder” acknowledged holding property “tusschen Houte ende Hinkelen” from Willem II Count of Holland, guaranteed by “onse...broeders Haer Philipe Here van Wulvenhouts ende Zegher Here van Boeulaers, Ridders”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1312[766].  Heer van Liedekerke.  m firstly SOPHIE d’Enghien, daughter of GERARD d’Enghien Heer van Zotteghem & his wife Marie van Gent.  m secondly as her second husband, MARIA van Coudenberghe, widow of HECTOR Vilain, daughter of ---.  Filip & his first wife had children: 

a)         ADELISE van Gavre (-after 23 Mar 1336).  Vrouw van Liedekerke en Breda.  Adelise Vrouwe van Liedekercke en van Breda ende Geraerd Heer van Rassegem, van Lens, van Liedekercke en van Breda, als wettighe Momboir Adelisen voorgenoemt...myns Heeren” confirmed granting rights to revenue from “Oosterhoudt” to “Willem van Duvenvoorde, ons...Heeren ‘s Graven Camerlinck van Henegauwen en van Holland” by charter dated 26 Jun 1325[767]m GERARD de Rassenghien Seigneur de Lens, son of --- (-after 23 Mar 1336). 

3.         SIGER van Gavre .  Heer van Boulaers.  “Rase Heere van Liedekercke ende van Breda, Ridder” acknowledged holding property “tusschen Houte ende Hinkelen” from Willem II Count of Holland, guaranteed by “onse...broeders Haer Philipe Here van Wulvenhouts ende Zegher Here van Boeulaers, Ridders”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1312[768]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  GENT

 

 

 

A.      AVOCATS of SAINT-PIERRE de GAND

 

 

The family relationship, if any, between the following individuals has not yet been ascertained.  However, the advocacy of the major abbeys was usually hereditary and it is possible that some or all of them belonged to the same family.  The name Wenemar also suggests a family connection with the earliest known châtelains de Gand (see Part B.). 

 

 

1.         WENEMAR (-after 8 Jul 941).  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Wenemari advocati…" signed the charter dated 11 Sep 918 under which "Elstrudis comitissa…cum filiis suis Arnulfo et Adelolfo" donated "hereditatem suam Liefsham…in terra Anglorum in Cantia" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "senioris sui Baldwini"[769].  "…Wenemari advocati…" signed the charter dated 8 Jul 941 under which "Arnulfus…regis…marchysus" restored property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[770].  "…Wenemaro advocato…" signed the charter dated 22 Nov 945 under which "Manno et uxor sua Hildegardis" donated "alodem sum in villa Buxut super fluvium Haina" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[771]

 

2.         ODACRE [Odgaud] (-after 27 Apr 969).  "…Odoacri advocati…" signed the charter dated mid-Aug 948 under which a serf was donated to Saint-Pierre de Gand[772].  "…Odacri advocati" signed the charter dated 8 Sep 954 under which "Adhela comitissa" freed two serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "fidelis nostri Amalrici"[773].  "…Odgaudi advocati…" signed the document dated 1 Oct 959 under which "femina…Engeluuara" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[774]"Odgaudo advocato…" signed the charter dated 29 Oct 965 which records that "Baldwinus bone memorie cognomento Baldzo" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "senioris Arnulfi"[775].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "Odgaudus in vice Wivin matrone" donated "terram Puotlara, Meingehem, Hilosbeka" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 27 Apr 969, signed by "Arnulfi junioris marchysi…"[776]

 

3.         BAUDOUIN (-after 17 Jun 962).  "…Baldwini advocati, Theoderici comitis…" signed the charter dated 5 May 962 under which "Arnulfus marchysus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[777].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Balduini advocati…" signed the charter dated 17 Jun 962 under which "Arnulfus…comes" donated "villam Canlin" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[778]

 

4.         ENGELBERT (-after 4 Mar 981).  "…Ingelberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 2 Jul 964 which records the donation by "bone memorie Arnulfus marchysus" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[779].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "Godefridi comitis, Ingelberti advocati, Arnulfi junioris marchysi…" signed the charter dated 11 Apr 969 under which "Theodericus comes" donated "sui iuris possessionem…Frilingim in pago Flandrensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[780].  "Theoderico comite et Arnulfo filio eius, Folberto advocato…Ingelberto advocato…" signed the charter dated 26 Oct 970 under which "Mathelgodus et uxor sua Ingelswindis" donated "hereditatem sue possessionis in loco…Wessingim…Siringim…in pago Bracbantensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[781].  "…Arnulfi Bononiensis comitis, Engelberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 31 Jan 972 under which "Arnulfus…marchysus" confirmed the possession of "Harnas…in pago Seirbiu" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[782].  "Arnulfi…junioris marchysi, Herimanni comitis filiis Godefridi comitis, Wiggeri, Ingelberti advocati…" signed the charter dated [21 Jan] 974 under which "Godefridus comes et uxor sua Mathildis" donated "regium fiscum Holinium…in pago Tornacensi…et…Ramelgeis ecclesia…" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[783].  "…Ingelberto advocato…" signed the charter dated 2 Oct 974 under which "Theodericus comes et uxor sua Hildegardis" donated "in villa Haleftra in pago Mempesco sita" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[784].  "Arnulfi junioris…marchysi, Theoderici comitis…Ingelberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 4 Mar 981 under which "Arnulfus filius Theoderici comitis et Arnulfus filius Hildwini" donated "in pago Taruennensis…in Rumingehim et in Keremberg, in pago Flandrensi…in Uckesham et super Gersta" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[785]

 

5.         FOLBERT (-after 26 Oct 970).  "Theoderico comite et Arnulfo filio eius, Folberto advocato…Ingelberto advocato…" signed the charter dated 26 Oct 970 under which "Mathelgodus et uxor sua Ingelswindis" donated "hereditatem sue possessionis in loco…Wessingim…Siringim…in pago Bracbantensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[786]

 

6.         GEROLF (-after 9 Jan 984).  "…Gerulfi advocati…" signed the charter dated 9 Jan 984 under which "Bernardus" granted a serf to Saint-Pierre de Gand[787]

 

7.         WALTBERT (-after 19 Oct 994).  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Waldberto advocato, Theoderico comite, Arnulfo comite, Artoldo comite, Baldwino comite, item Arnulfo comite…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 988 under which "Baldwinus marchysus cum matre sua Susanna" donated "villam Aflingehem…jacentem in pago Tornacinse" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, after the death of "Arnulfi marchysi"[788].  "…Walberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 26 Jun 989 under which "Oydela" donated a serf to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "conjugis mei Reingardus"[789].  "…Walberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 19 Oct 994 under which "femina…Folcrada" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[790]

 

8.         REINGARD (-before 26 Jun 989).  m ODILE, daughter of --- (-after 28 Jun 991).  "Oydela" donated a serf to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "conjugis mei Reingardus", by charter dated 26 Jun 989, signed by "…Walberti advocati…"[791].  "Oydala…cum filiis suis Onulfo et Wenemaro" donated "hereditatem suam…Dickla" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "filii sui Reingaudi", by charter dated 28 Jun 991, the wording of which suggests that this was a deathbed donation[792].  Three children: 

a)         ONULF (-after 28 Jun 991).  "Oydala…cum filiis suis Onulfo et Wenemaro" donated "hereditatem suam…Dickla" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "filii sui Reingaudi", by charter dated 28 Jun 991[793]

b)         WENEMAR (-after 28 Jun 991).  "Oydala…cum filiis suis Onulfo et Wenemaro" donated "hereditatem suam…Dickla" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "filii sui Reingaudi", by charter dated 28 Jun 991[794]

c)         REINGAUD (-before 28 Jun 991).  "Oydala…cum filiis suis Onulfo et Wenemaro" donated "hereditatem suam…Dickla" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "filii sui Reingaudi", by charter dated 28 Jun 991[795]

 

 

1.         LAMBERT [I] (-after 1 Nov 1026).  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon names "Lambertus" as first hereditary castellan of Gent installed by "comite Arnulpho"[796]Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Lantberti advocati…" signed the charter dated to [996/1031] under which "Landen filia Landrade" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[797].  "…Lambert advocati et filii eius Folcardi…" signed the charter dated 1 Nov 1026 under which "Eremboldus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[798]m [GUNDRADA, daughter of ---.  "Gundrada cum filio suo Folkardo" donated "alodem suum…in pago Curtracinse [in] Wackinna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1010[799].  It is not known whether Folkard, son of Gundrada, was the same person as Folkard [I], son of Lambert [I].]  Lambert [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         FOLKARD [I] (-[15 Jul 1073/28 Jun 1074]).  ["Gundrada cum filio suo Folkardo" donated "alodem suum…in pago Curtracinse [in] Wackinna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1010[800].  It is not known whether Folkard, son of Gundrada, was the same person as Folkard [I], son of Lambert [I].]  "…Lambert advocati et filii eius Folcardi…" signed the charter dated 1 Nov 1026 under which "Eremboldus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[801].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand. 

-        CHÂTELAINS de GAND

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de GAND

 

 

FOLKARD [I], son of LAMBERT [I] [de Gand] & his wife [Gundrada ---] (-[15 Jul 1073/28 Jun 1074]).  ["Gundrada cum filio suo Folkardo" donated "alodem suum…in pago Curtracinse [in] Wackinna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1010[802].  It is not known whether Folkard, son of Gundrada, was the same person as Folkard [I], son of Lambert [I].]  "…Lambert advocati et filii eius Folcardi…" signed the charter dated 1 Nov 1026 under which "Eremboldus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[803].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[804]Châtelain de Gand.  "…Folcardi castellani de Gand…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 1046 under which Baudouin Bishop of Tournai donated "Altare de Oostburgh" to Gand Saint-Pierre[805].  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[806]"…Folcardi castellani Gandensis, Lamberti filii eius, Alardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1072 under which "Rotbertus…comes Flandriæ" confirmed the possessions of Saint-Pierre de Gand[807]"Folkardus Gandensis castri castellanus" donated property to Saint-Pierre Blandin by charter dated 15 Jul 1073 witnessed by "Lantberti filii eius…", confirmed by "filii eiusdem castellani Adalardus cum sorore sua Cunegunde et eiusdem viro Theoderico" by charter dated 28 Jun 1074[808]

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

Folkard [I] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         LAMBERT [II] (-1073 or after).  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[809].  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[810]Châtelain de Gand.  "Lambertus castellanus Gandensis et Geyla uxor eius" freed serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1071, signed by "ipsius Lamberti, Alardi fratris eius…"[811]"…Folcardi castellani Gandensis, Lamberti filii eius, Alardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1072 under which "Rotbertus…comes Flandriæ" confirmed the possessions of Saint-Pierre de Gand[812]"Folkardus Gandensis castri castellanus" donated property to Saint-Pierre Blandin by charter dated 15 Jul 1073 witnessed by "Lantberti filii eius…", confirmed by "filii eiusdem castellani Adalardus cum sorore sua Cunegunde et eiusdem viro Theoderico" by charter dated 28 Jun 1074[813]m GEYLA, daughter of ---.  "Lambertus castellanus Gandensis et Geyla uxor eius et Odela soror eius" freed serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1071, signed by "ipsius Lamberti, Alardi fratris eius…"[814].  Possible children[815]

a)         WENEMAR [I] (-1118 or after).  The primary source which confirms that Wenemar [I] was the son of Lambert [II] has not yet been identified.  However, he was certainly the grandson of Folkard, as shown by the charter dated 1101 under which "Wenemarus Gandensis castellanus" founded the abbey of Bornhem and named "avo meo Fulcardo"[816]Châtelain de Gand

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b)         ARNOUL .  "Wenemari castellani, Arnoldi fratris sui, Danielis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1118 under which "Rodulphus de Melne…" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[817]

c)         DANIEL .  "Wenemari castellani, Arnoldi fratris sui, Danielis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1118 under which "Rodulphus de Melne…" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[818]

2.         WENEMAR (-after [1031/34]).  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[819]

3.         ALARD (-after 28 Jun 1074).  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[820].  "Lambertus castellanus Gandensis et Geyla uxor eius" freed serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1071, signed by "ipsius Lamberti, Alardi fratris eius…"[821]"…Folcardi castellani Gandensis, Lamberti filii eius, Alardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1072 under which "Rotbertus…comes Flandriæ" confirmed the possessions of Saint-Pierre de Gand[822]"Folkardus Gandensis castri castellanus" donated property to Saint-Pierre Blandin by charter dated 15 Jul 1073 witnessed by "Lantberti filii eius…", confirmed by "filii eiusdem castellani Adalardus cum sorore sua Cunegunde et eiusdem viro Theoderico" by charter dated 28 Jun 1074[823]

4.         FOLKARD [II] (-after [1031/34]).  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[824]

5.         STEFAN .  1074. 

6.         KUNIGUNDE (-after 28 Jun 1074).  "Folkardus Gandensis castri castellanus" donated property to Saint-Pierre Blandin by charter dated 15 Jul 1073 witnessed by "Lantberti filii eius…", confirmed by "filii eiusdem castellani Adalardus cum sorore sua Cunegunde et eiusdem viro Theoderico" by charter dated 28 Jun 1074[825]m THIERRY, son of ---. 

7.         ODELA (-after 1071).  "Lambertus castellanus Gandensis et Geyla uxor eius et Odela soror eius" freed serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1071, signed by "ipsius Lamberti, Alardi fratris eius…"[826].   

 

 

WENEMAR [I] van Gent, son of [827][LAMBERT [II] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife Geyla ---] (-1118 or after)Châtelain de Gand.  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "…Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis…"[828]Albert of Aix records that "Winimerus" left Mamistra and sailed for Laodicea which he captured, but was himself captured by the Turks, dated to early 1098 from the context[829].  Albert of Aix records that "Winemarus de terra Buloniæ" was freed from captivity at Laodicea at the request of "ducis Godefridi", dated to late 1098 from the context[830]"Wenemarus Gandensis castellanus" founded the abbey of Bornhem by charter dated 1101 which names "avo meo Fulcardo"[831]Robert Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Cambrai Saint-Aubert “in villa de Keans” by charter dated 1102, in the presence of “...Winemari castellani Gandensis...[832].  "Roberto Castellano, Lamberto Nappino, Adam de Formosela, Galtero Curtracensi Castellano, Wenemaro Gandensi Castellano, Frumoldo Yprensi Castellano…" signed the charter dated 19 Jan 1109 under which "Robertus Roberti filius…comes Flandrensium" granted privileges to Voormezeele abbey[833]"Wenemari castellani, Sigeri filii eius…" signed an undated donation to Gand Saint-Pierre[834].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[835].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[836].  "Wenemari castellani, Arnoldi fratris sui, Danielis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1118 under which "Rodulphus de Melne…" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[837]

m firstly LUTGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 2 Oct 1101).  Manassès Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the foundation of Bornhem abbey by "Wenemari Gandensis castellani" for the soul of "uxoris suæ…Ludgardis" by charter dated 2 Oct 1101[838]  

m secondly GISELA de Guines, daughter of BAUDOUIN I Comte de Guines & his wife Adela [Christina] [of Holland].  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Ghislam Gandavensem" as daughter of "Balduinus [comes Ghisnensi]" & his wife and "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" as her husband[839]

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

1.         ARNOUL [I] (-1169).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela[840].  Comte de Guines. 

-        COMTE de GUINES

2.         SIGER [I] (-1122 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela[841]"Wenemari castellani, Sigeri filii eius…" signed an undated donation to Gand Saint-Pierre[842].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[843]Châtelain de Gand.  Seigneur de Bornhem.  m ---.  The name of Siger’s wife is not known.  Siger [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         son . 

b)         SIGER

c)         ALIX (-before 1154).  Heiress of the Burgraviate of Gent.  A charter dated 1139 records that "miles nobilis…Hugo de Inkers" married "filiam Sigeri castellani Gandensis…Aliciam" and donated property to Afflighem[844].  A charter dated 1154 records that "dominus Steppo" married "uxorem eius…Aliciam" after the death of "Hugone de Inkers" and donated property to Afflighem[845]m firstly (1139) HUGUES d’Encre, son of --- (-1139).  Burggraaf van Gent.  m secondly (before 8 Aug 1145) STEPPO van Viggezele, son of ---. 

3.         WENEMAR [II] (-1135 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela[846].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[847].  1135. 

4.         BOUDEWIJN .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela, specifying that Boudewijn was "Sancti Petri Gandavensis primo monachum" and later a knight killed "a Liskensibus"[848].  1179/86.  Knight of the Teutonic Order. 

5.         [MARGARETA .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela, naming "Gandavensi militia Stepponi" as husband of Margareta[849].  It is possible that the Historia is confusing Margareta with her niece Alice, whose second husband was Steppo van Viggezele and whose descendants inherited the Burgraviate of Gent, in light of the unusual name "Steppo".  m STEPPO, son of ---.] 

 

 

Three brothers, parents not yet identified: 

1.         VIVIAN (-after 1150).  Châtelain de Gand.  "Ywanni de Gant, Viviani castellani de Gant, Willelmi fratris sui…" subscribed the charter dated Mar 1145 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Tronchiennes[850].  "…Vivianus castellanus Gandensis" signed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to the abbey of Saint-Nicolas du Pré in Tournai[851].  "…Viviani castellani Gandensis, Asserici fratris eius…" subscribed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of "terræ…Oedeuelt" to Gand Saint-Pierre[852]

2.         GUILLAUME (-after 1145).  "Ywanni de Gant, Viviani castellani de Gant, Willelmi fratris sui…" subscribed the charter dated Mar 1145 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Tronchiennes[853]

3.         ASSERIC (-after 1150).  "…Viviani castellani Gandensis, Asserici fratris eius…" subscribed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of "terræ…Oedeuelt" to Gand Saint-Pierre[854]

 

 

The use of the names Siger and Wenemar suggests that the following family group was closely related to the family of the Burggraven van Gent but the precise relationship has not been established. 

1.         RUDOLF van Gent (-1052 or after).  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[855].  "…Rodulfus Gandensis et filius eius Balduuinus…" signed the charter dated 1052 under which "Reineuuif…cum filio meo Arnulfo" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[856]m GISELA [de Luxembourg, daughter of FREDERIC Graf im Moselgau & his wife [--- von Hammerstein]] (-21 May, 1058 or after).  Her marriage is indicated by the charter dated 1056 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation made by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand, signed by "Balduini de Warnastum, Hugonis de Oldenaerde, Roberti et Wenemari de Lens, Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…"[857].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[858].  The Memorial of "femina Gisla" records her death "Iunii XII ante Kal"[859]Du Chesne states that Gisela was buried in the same chapel as Ogive Ctss of Flanders and concludes that she was "seur de ladite Odgive" but cites no primary source which confirms the family relationship[860].  Du Chesne does not mention her marriage.  Rudolf & his wife had three children: 

a)         BOUDEWIJN van Gent (-23/24 Apr 1082).  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[861].  "…Rodulfus Gandensis et filius eius Balduuinus…" signed the charter dated 1052 under which "Reineuuif…cum filio meo Arnulfo" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[862].  "…Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[863].  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[864].  Heer zu Waas, Dronghen en Ruiselede.  m ODA, daughter of --- (-after 1096).  "Giselbertus…filius Balduini de Alost, filii Adolphi" founded the abbey of Voorst near Brussels, where "mater sua…Oda cum filia Lutgarde" entered as nuns, by charter dated 1096[865].  Nun at Voorst.  Boudewijn & his wife had [seven] children: 

i)          BOUDEWIJN (-killed in battle Nikea 13 Jun 1097).  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "Balduinus filius Balduini de Gandavo…Walterus filius Balduini de Gandavo"[866]Ritter van Gent, Aalst, Dronghen, Waas en Ruiselede. 

-         HEREN van AALST.   

ii)         SIGER .  1086/96. 

iii)        GILBERT .  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "Balduinus filius Balduini de Gandavo…Walterus filius Balduini de Gandavo"[867]"Giselbertus…filius Balduini de Alost, filii Adolphi" founded the abbey of Voorst near Brussels, where "mater sua…Oda cum filia Lutgarde" entered as nuns, by charter dated 1096[868]before 1106/21. 

iv)       WALTER (-after 1088).  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "Balduinus filius Balduini de Gandavo…Walterus filius Balduini de Gandavo"[869]

v)        GERTRUDE (-Jerusalem 1138, bur Ardres Saint-Audomer).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Gertrudem" as sister of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus", adding that she married "Ardensium domino Arnoldo Seni sive Vetulo"[870].  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that “Gertrudis”, after the death of "filii Manassis", journeyed to Jerusalem where she died and that she was buried “in cimiteriali ecclesia sancti Audomari Ardensis[871].  This passage does not otherwise identify Gertrude, but the following paragraph records that “Arnoldus...senex” was buried “Ardee in templo cimitieriali iuxta sepulcrum uxoris sue Gertrudis[872]m ARNAUD [I] Seigneur d'Ardres, son of ELBERT [III] Vicomte [de Marchiennes] & his second wife Adelais de Licques (-after 1136, bur Ardres Saint-Audomer). 

vi)       LUTGARDE .  "Giselbertus…filius Balduini de Alost, filii Adolphi" founded the abbey of Voorst near Brussels, where "mater sua…Oda cum filia Lutgarde" entered as nuns, by charter dated 1096[873]Nun at Voorst. 

vii)      [daughter .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Inglebertum…de Petinghem" as brother of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[874].  It is possible that the relationship was through Engelbert’s wife.  m ENGELBERT [IV] van Peteghem, son of --- (-after 1135).] 

b)         RUDOLF [Raoul] (-killed in battle 1102).  "…Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[875].  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[876]Chambellan de Flandre: “Cononis de Emis, Radulfi camerarii, Rodberti pincernæ, Gerardi præstabularii, Galteri dapiferi, Athelardi filii Cononis, Erembaldi castellani Brugensis, Rodberti filii eius...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Oct 1089 under which "Rodbertus...Flandrensis marchio, comitis Rodberti agnomine Fresonis filius" conferred the functions of "cancellarium" on the provost of Bruges St. Donat[877]Conon et Gérard son frère, Alard pincerna, Gérard stabulario…Raoul cubiculario…” witnessed the charter dated 1093 under which Robert Count of Flanders granted protection to Bernol provost of Watenes[878]Radulphus camerarius filius Radulphi de Alost” granted protection to Berghes St. Winoc, for the souls of "parentum meorum Radulphi et Gislæ", by charter dated 1095[879].  Robert II Count of Flanders, about to leave for Jerusalem, donated "Bodium de Lescin" to Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “Engelbertus...Cizoniensis et Rodgerus castellanus Islensis” who were accompanying him, by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “...Onulfus senescalcus, Radulfus camerarius...[880].  Albert of Aix records "…Rodulfus de castello Alos, quod est in Flandria…" among those who spent Easter in Jerusalem with Baudouin I King of Jerusalem, dated to 1102 from the context[881].  The parentage of Rudolf is not known.  However, it is reasonable to suppose that he was another son of Boudewijn, the name Rudolf appearing several times in the family of the latter.  Albert of Aix names "Rudolfus de Alos…" among those killed in battle in a campaign led by Baudouin I King of Jerusalem, dated to mid-1102 from the context[882]

c)         GISELBERT van Gent (-after 1058).  "…Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[883].  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[884]same person as…?  GILBERT (-[1095]).  A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family names “Giselbertus de Gaunt, filius Baldwini comitis de Flandria” when recording that he accompanied “Willielmo conquestore avunculo suo” to England[885].  Flemish primary sources do not confirm that Gilbert was the son of Baudouin Count of Flanders.  However, it would be chronological consistent if he was the same person as Giselbert, son of Rudolf van Gent, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey records that ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” came [to England] with “Willielmo Bastardo avunculo suo[886]

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GILBERT, son of --- (-[1095]).  "…Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[887].  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[888].  A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family names “Giselbertus de Gaunt, filius Baldwini comitis de Flandria” when recording that he accompanied “Willielmo conquestore avunculo suo” to England[889].  Flemish primary sources do not confirm that Gilbert was the son of Baudouin Count of Flanders.  However, it would be chronological consistent if he was the same person as Giselbert, son of Rudolf van Gent, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey records that ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” came [to England] with “Willielmo Bastardo avunculo suo[890].  No family relationship between Gilbert and William I King of England has been established, although they would of course be related if Gilbert was a member of the comital family of Flanders as indicated by the manuscript quoted above.  The Chronica Monasterii Watinensis cites a donation by "Walterus Bergensis", witnessed by (among others) "Gislebertus frater Balduini Gandensis qui ab Anglia tunc venerat"[891].  Domesday Book records land held by “Gilbert de Ghent” in Rowbury Hundred in Berkshire; Church Hanborough and Ewelme in Oxfordshire; numerous properties in Lincolnshire[892].  A charter of King Henry II records donations to York St Mary, including the donation of land “in Fereby” by “Gilbertus de Gaunt[893].  Lord of Folkingham. 

m ALIX de Montfort-sur-Risle, daughter of HUGUES [II] de Montfort-sur-Risle & his first wife --- de Beaufour.  Guillaume of Jumièges records that “secundus Hugo”, son of “Turstinus...de Bastenburc...[filium] Hugonem cum barba de Monteforti”, had “de filia Richardi de Bellofago...unam filiam” who married “Giselbertus de Ganz[894].  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Alicia de Monteforti” as wife of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt[895].  She succeeded her brother as Dame de Montfort-sur-Risle, presumably when his properties were confiscated after he was accused of treason in 1107[896]

Gilbert & his wife had [nine] children: 

1.         HUGUES van Gent (-after [1147]).  Guillaume of Jumièges names “quartum Hugonem” as the son of “Giselbertus de Ganz” by his wife “secundum Hugonem...filiam[897].  He adopted his mother's name and succeeded her as Seigneur de Montfort-sur-Risle. 

-        SEIGNEURS de MONTFORT-sur-RISLE

2.         ROBERT .  A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family names “Walterum et Robertum” as sons of “Giselbertus de Gaunt…[et] uxorem Aliciam de Montfort[898].  Chancellor of Stephen King of England.  Dean of York. 

3.         GILBERT (-before [1095]).  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Giselbrictum et Walterum” as children of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” & his wife, adding that Gilbert predeceased his father[899]

4.         WALTER (-1139).  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Giselbrictum et Walterum” as children of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” & his wife[900].  ”Walterus de Gant, filius et hæres Gisilberti de Gant” restored Bardney Abbey in 1115, witnessed by “Roberto de ---, Willielmo nepote meo constabulario Cestriæ, Willielmo de Mandevill…[901]

-        ENGLISH NOBILITY, EARLS of LINCOLN

5.         HENRI .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

6.         RALPH .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

7.         [EMMA de Gant .  A charter dated to [1190/95] confirmed a donation of property to the canons of Bridlington by “Emma de Gant…et Willelmus de Percy filius eius[902].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is chronologically consistent for her to have been the daughter of Gilbert van Gent.  It should be noted that "Alan de Percy…" was the first witness in a charter under which his supposed brother-in-law "Walter de Gaunt" founded Bridlington priory, with the assent of Henry I King of England[903]m ALAN de Percy, son of WILLIAM de Percy & his wife Emma de Port (-[1130/Jul 1138]).] 

8.         daughter .  Orderic Vitalis records that Ives de Grantmesnil, son of “Hugo de Grentemaisnilio” and his wife, married “in Anglia Gislberti de Ganda filiam[904]m IVES de Grantmesnil, son of HUGUES de Grantmesnil & his wife Adelise de Beaumont-sur-Oise (-after 1102). 

9.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter under which "Walter de Gaunt" donated the phylactery which "Baldwin sororius suus sent him from Jerusalem" to Bridlington Priory, witnessed by "Matilda his wife"[905]m BALDWIN, son of ---. 

 

 

The precise relationship between the following persons and the main Gent family has not yet been confirmed. 

1.         GEOFFREY de Gant .  “Gaufrido de Gant, Baldewino de Gant…” witnessed the undated charter under which “Gillebertus comes Lincolniæ” donated property to Pontefract Priory[906]

 

2.         BALDWIN de Gant .  “Gaufrido de Gant, Baldewino de Gant…” witnessed the undated charter under which “Gillebertus comes Lincolniæ” donated property to Pontefract Priory[907]

 

 

 

C.      CHÂTELAINS de GAND (VIGGEZELE)

 

 

1.         STEPPO van Viggezele, son of --- .  Heer van Bornem.  Philippe Count of Flanders and "Steppo de Viggensele" donated property "in Herzele in castellaria Curtracensi et terram Transblide in castellaria de Axla" to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filiis suis Sigero et Balduino", by charter dated 1164[908].  "Steppo de Viggensele" set out the rights and obligations of the mayors of Tamise by charter dated 1166, signed by "Sigerus filius meus, Balduinus filius meus…"[909].  A charter dated 1172 records the confirmation by "Philippo comite Flandrie, Stepho de Viggensele" of donations "de hereditate sua in Hersele et de terra sua Transblide" to Gand Saint-Pierre with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Sigero et Balduino"[910].  m as her second husband, ALIX van Gent, widow of HUGUES d'Encre, daughter of SIGER [I] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife --- (-before 1154).  A charter dated 1139 records that "miles nobilis…Hugo de Inkers" married "filiam Sigeri castellani Gandensis…Aliciam" and donated property to Afflighem[911].  A charter dated 1154 records that "dominus Steppo" married "uxorem eius…Aliciam" after the death of "Hugone de Inkers" and donated property to Afflighem[912].  Steppo & his wife had three children: 

a)         SIGER [II] (-1202 or after).  Philippe Count of Flanders and "Steppo de Viggensele" donated property "in Herzele in castellaria Curtracensi et terram Transblide in castellaria de Axla" to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filiis suis Sigero et Balduino", by charter dated 1164[913].  "…Sigerus castellanus et Willelmus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1164 under which "Theodericus…dominus et princeps Alostensis" donated "silvam meam…Hokerda…" to Afflighem abbey[914]"Steppo de Viggensele" set out the rights and obligations of the mayors of Tamise by charter dated 1166, signed by "Sigerus filius meus, Balduinus filius meus…"[915].  "Stepponis filius Sigerus" subscribed a charter of Philippe Count of Flanders dated 1171[916].  "…Sigerus castellanus de Alost…" witnessed a charter dated 1175 under which "G dux et marchio Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Afflighem[917]Châtelain de GandWillelmus Attrebatensis advocatus Bethuniæ et Thenremundiæ dominus et Mathildis uxor mea” donated property to Clermarest abbey, for the souls of “Roberti advocati et Adelidis matris meæ, Roberti fratris mei et Walteri de Thenremunda”, by undated charter witnessed by “Anselmus frater meus...Sigerus castellanus de Gant, Sigerus et Daniel filii eius...[918]"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[919]Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, signed by "…Sigeri Gandensis castellani, Theoderici de Beverna, Rogeri castellani Curtracensis, Balduini de Commines, Bernardi de Rosbais…"[920]Sigerus castellanus Gandensis et uxor mea Petronilla” donated property to Afflighem abbey, with the consent of "Sigero filio nostro et reliquis filiis nostris", by charter dated 1198[921]Châtelain de Courtrai 1200.  Knight Templar in 1200.  m PETRONILLE de Courtrai, daughter of ROGER [I] Châtelain de Courtrai & his first wife Sara ---.  "Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[922]Sigerus castellanus Gandensis et uxor mea Petronilla” donated property to Afflighem abbey, with the consent of "Sigero filio nostro et reliquis filiis nostris", by charter dated 1198[923].  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[924].  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[925]Siger [II] & his wife had nine children: 

i)          SIGER [III] (-1227 or after)"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[926]Châtelain de Gand

-         see below[927]

ii)         DANIEL (-before 1233).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Danieli fratri Sigeri castellani de Gandavo" as second husband of "Adelidem [filiam Hugonem de Balinghehen]"[928]Willelmus Attrebatensis advocatus Bethuniæ et Thenremundiæ dominus et Mathildis uxor mea” donated property to Clermarest abbey, for the souls of “Roberti advocati et Adelidis matris meæ, Roberti fratris mei et Walteri de Thenremunda”, by undated charter witnessed by “Anselmus frater meus...Sigerus castellanus de Gant, Sigerus et Daniel filii eius...[929]"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[930]m as her second husband, ADELAIDE de Balinghehen, widow of ARNOUL [I] de Cayeux, daughter of HUGUES de Balinghehen & his wife Mathilde [Matha] ---.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Adelidem" as the only daughter of "Hugonem" (son of "Eustacio…de Balinghehen" and his wife Adelaide illegitimate daughter of Robert [Manassès] Comte de Guines) and his wife "Mathildem puerili nomine Matham…filiam Laurette de Hammis", adding that she married firstly "Ernulpho de Caiou" and secondly "Danieli fratri Sigeri castellani de Gandavo"[931]

-         Descendants[932]

iii)        ARNOLD (-before 1190).  "Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[933]

iv)       GILLES"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[934]1223.  m ---.  The name of Gilles’s wife is not known.  Gilles & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ARNOUL .  1233/1250. 

v)        DIRKPetronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[935]1234.  Heer van Daem en Willemskerke.  m ---.  The name of Dirk’s wife is not known.  Dirk & his wife had two children: 

(a)       JAN .  1243/1271.  m ERKENRADE, daughter of ---.  1256.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

(1)       SIGER .  1278. 

(b)       ADELIDE .  1253.  m ALARD, son of ---. 

vi)       BERNHARD .  Provost at Harelbeke 1221/1260.  Canon at Thérouanne 1228. 

vii)      WALTER Man [I] .  Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[936]1261.  m ---.  The name of Walter’s wife is not known.  Walter & his wife had one child: 

(a)       WALTER Man [II] .  1266/1274. 

-         Descendants[937]

viii)     BEATRIX .  1190. 

ix)       PETRONILLA (-after 1255).  Petronilla prima abbatissa in…Forestum” confirmed the donation made by "miles Gilbertus…filius Balduini de Alost filii Rodulphi", dated 1096 [the date presumably referring to the original donation not the confirmation], further text recording that "Petronilla filia domini Segeri Templarii quondam castellani de Gandavo" was elected abbess 13 Aug 1239[938]Abbess of Voorst. 

b)         BOUDEWIJN (-after 1172).  Philippe Count of Flanders and "Steppo de Viggensele" donated property "in Herzele in castellaria Curtracensi et terram Transblide in castellaria de Axla" to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filiis suis Sigero et Balduino", by charter dated 1164[939].  "Steppo de Viggensele" set out the rights and obligations of the mayors of Tamise by charter dated 1166, signed by "Sigerus filius meus, Balduinus filius meus…"[940].  A charter dated 1172 records the confirmation by "Philippo comite Flandrie, Stepho de Viggensele" of donations "de hereditate sua in Hersele et de terra sua Transblide" to Gand Saint-Pierre with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Sigero et Balduino"[941]. 

c)         WILLEM (-after 1164).  "…Sigerus castellanus et Willelmus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1164 under which "Theodericus…dominus et princeps Alostensis" donated "silvam meam…Hokerda…" to Afflighem abbey[942]

 

 

The parentage of Alexander van Gent has not been ascertained.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been another brother of Siger [II] Châtelain de Gand (see above). 

 

1.         ALEXANDER van Gent .  He is named in the charter dated Jun 1231 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Alexander´s wife is not known.  Alexander & his wife had one child: 

a)         BOUDEWIJN van Gent .  He is named in the charter dated Jun 1231 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Boudewijn´s wife is not known.  Boudewijn & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALEXANDER van Gent (-after Jun 1231).    Hugues châtelain de Gand et Ode sa femme” declared having sold “leur maison dite Wal et Vorhof et la terre…Boengartland” at Gent to “Alexandre fils de Bauduin fils d’Alexandre de Gand” by charter dated Jun 1231[943]

 

 

SIGER [III] van Gent, son of SIGER [II] Châtelain de Gand & his wife Petronille de Courtrai (-1227 or after)"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[944]Willelmus Attrebatensis advocatus Bethuniæ et Thenremundiæ dominus et Mathildis uxor mea” donated property to Clermarest abbey, for the souls of “Roberti advocati et Adelidis matris meæ, Roberti fratris mei et Walteri de Thenremunda”, by undated charter witnessed by “Anselmus frater meus...Sigerus castellanus de Gant, Sigerus et Daniel filii eius...[945].  “Sigerus castellanus Gandensis et uxor mea Petronilla” donated property to Afflighem abbey, with the consent of "Sigero filio nostro et reliquis filiis nostris", by charter dated 1198[946]Châtelain de Gand.  “...Sigeri Gandensis...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[947]"Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[948]  

m BEATRIX de Houdain, daughter of HUGUES de Houdain & his wife ---.  "Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[949]The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Du Chesne names Beatrix Dame de Houdain mariée avec Siger II Chastellain de Gand” as the child of “Hugues Seigneur de Houdain” but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[950]

Siger [III] & his wife had children: 

1.         HUGO [II] (-[Sep/26 Nov] 1232)"Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[951]Châtelain de GandHugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[952]"Hugo castellanus Gandensis" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Byloka made by "Giselbertus de Sottenghem miles" with the consent of "Mathildis uxoris suæ" by charter dated May 1230[953]Hugues châtelain de Gand et Ode sa femme” declared having sold “leur maison dite Wal et Vorhof et la terre…Boengartland” at Gent to “Alexandre fils de Bauduin fils d’Alexandre de Gand” by charter dated Jun 1231[954]"Hugo castellanus Gandensis dominus de Hosdain" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Gent St Marie made by "Bernardus de Vennebrechies" by charter dated 1232[955]m EUDETTE [Oda] de Champlitte, daughter of EUDES de Champlitte Vicomte de Dijon & his first wife [--- de Mont-Saint-Jean] (-after Jun 1231).  The contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", is dated Sep 1224, names "Oda dicta Emeline primogenita" and provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[956]Dame de Champlitte until 1228.  “Guillaume de Vergy frere d’Alix de Vergy duchesse de Bourgongne” bought “la ville de Champlite” from “Hugues Chastellain de Gand et de Oede sa femme” by charter dated 1228[957]Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[958]Hugues châtelain de Gand et Ode sa femme” declared having sold “leur maison dite Wal et Vorhof et la terre…Boengartland” at Gent to “Alexandre fils de Bauduin fils d’Alexandre de Gand” by charter dated Jun 1231[959]Hugo & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUGO [III] (-[Dec 1264/Apr 1265]).  “Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[960]Châtelain de Gand

-        see below

b)         GAUTHIER [Vilain] (-before 1262).  Walterus miles frater domini H. castellani Gandensis” confirmed the donations of property “ex parte...uxoris mee Ave filie domini Alexandri quondam burgensis Gandensis...in loco...Roggehof” to Cambron, with the consent of “domine Imme matris ipsius relicte dicti Alexandri”, by charter dated Aug 1251[961]Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus Hosdino” confirmed the donation of property held from "domino Villano milite fratre nostro" to Baudeloo abbey, granting powers to "dominæ Avezoetæ relictæ prædicti domini Villani et Alexandro primogenito eius", by charter dated 1262[962]m AVA, daughter of ALEXANDRE & his wife Imma --- (-[1262/Aug 1279]).  Walterus miles frater domini H. castellani Gandensis” confirmed the donations of property “ex parte...uxoris mee Ave filie domini Alexandri quondam burgensis Gandensis...in loco...Roggehof” to Cambron, with the consent of “domine Imme matris ipsius relicte dicti Alexandri”, by charter dated Aug 1251[963]Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus Hosdino” confirmed the donation of property held from "domino Villano milite fratre nostro" to Baudeloo abbey, granting powers to "dominæ Avezoetæ relictæ prædicti domini Villani et Alexandro primogenito eius", by charter dated 1262[964].  Gauthier & his wife had seven children: 

i)          ALEXANDRE [Vilain] (-after Aug 1279).  “Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus Hosdino” confirmed the donation of property held from "domino Villano milite fratre nostro" to Baudeloo abbey, granting powers to "dominæ Avezoetæ relictæ prædicti domini Villani et Alexandro primogenito eius", by charter dated 1262[965]Hugo castellanus Gandensis” confirmed that “dominus Sygerus de Gant dictus de Burgundia avunculus meus miles” had donated property “infra terras de Stoppeldich” to Cambron, in the presence of “hominum meorum...domini Alexandri cognomento Vilain militum...”, by charter dated Dec 1267[966].  “Alexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders, naming “messire Watiers ki Vilains fu appeleis nos peres et me dame Avezoete no mere”, in the presence of “Henri de Westhuse le marit a celi Odine”, by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][967]Alexander dictus Villain miles et dominus de Steene et uxor mea” confirmed the donation of property to Baudeloo abbey made by "bonæ memoriæ dominam Avezoetam matrem meam" by charter dated Aug 1279[968]

-         SEIGNEURS VILAIN de GAND, COMTES d’ISENGHIEN[969]

ii)         GAUTHIERAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][970]

iii)        SOHIER [Siger] .  Alexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][971]

iv)       PHILIPPEAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][972]

v)        GUILLAUMEAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][973]

vi)       ODINEAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders, in the presence of “Henri de Westhuse le marit a celi Odine”, by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][974]m HENRI de Westhuse, son of ---. 

vii)      CATHERINEAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][975]

2.         SIGER (-after 1218).  "Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[976]same person as...?  SIGER (-after Dec 1267).  Hugo castellanus Gandensis” confirmed that “dominus Sygerus de Gant dictus de Burgundia avunculus meus miles” had donated property “infra terras de Stoppeldich” to Cambron, in the presence of “hominum meorum...domini Alexandri cognomento Vilain militum...”, by charter dated Dec 1267[977]same person as...?  SIGER van Gent m ([1236/May 1237]) as her second husband, ODA van Grimbergen, widow of WOUTER Heer van de Aa en van Pollaer, daughter of ARNOUT van Grimbergen & his wife Sophie van Altena (-after Aug 1237).  Oda” donated property to Dendermonde, with the consent of "matris meæ Sophiæ et domini Leonii mariti eius et…Walteri domini de A mariti mei", and also confirmed the donation made by "germanus meus Arnoldus de Grimbergis", by charter dated May 1235[978].  “Sigerus miles…de Gandavo et uxor ipsius Oda de Grimbergis” consented to the sale of property by "homini suo Gosuino Refo agnomine de Buggenhout" by charter dated May 1237[979]Sigerus de Gandavo et Oda uxor sua” donated “site in parochia de Mense in loco...Voerst” to Grimbergen by charter dated Aug 1237[980]

3.         GERARD (-after Feb 1264).  "Gerardus de Gandavo miles, avunculus castellani Gandensis, et Elizabeth uxor mea" donated property to Biloka abbey by charter dated Sep 1254, and "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hosdain" confirmed the donation made by "avunculus noster dominus Gerardus de Gandavo miles, uxor sua domina Elizabet" by charter dated Jan 1254 (O.S.)[981].  Marguerite Ctss of Flanders confirmed the donation to the churches of Tournai, Gent and Flines made by "Gerardus de Gand miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" by charter dated Aug 1261[982].  "Gerardus dictus Diabolus de Gandavo miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" confirmed the previous donations by charter dated Feb 1264[983]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after Feb 1264).  "Gerardus de Gandavo miles, avunculus castellani Gandensis, et Elizabeth uxor mea" donated property to Biloka abbey by charter dated Sep 1254, and "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hosdain" confirmed the donation made by "avunculus noster dominus Gerardus de Gandavo miles, uxor sua domina Elizabet" by charter dated Jan 1254 (O.S.)[984].  Marguerite Ctss of Flanders confirmed the donation to the churches of Tournai, Gent and Flines made by "Gerardus de Gand miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" by charter dated Aug 1261[985].  "Gerardus dictus Diabolus de Gandavo miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" confirmed the previous donations by charter dated Feb 1264[986]

 

 

1.         SIGER van Gent, son of --- m (before Jun 1257) as her third husband, ELISABETH de Charny, widow firstly of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Thil and secondly of GAUCHER de Saint-Florentin Seigneur de Pacy, daughter of PONCE de Mont-Saint-Jean Seigneur de Charny & his second wife Sibylle de Noyers (-after Jun 1257).  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[987].  The testament of “Helisabeth domina Tilii relicta bone memorie Guillelmi quondam domini Tilii”, dated Jun 1257, made with the consent of “Sigero de Gandavo militis mariti mei”, refers to the rights of “heredes...Galcheri quondam domini Paceii...marito mee”, bequeathes property to “Agneti filie domine Adeline de Tylio...pro illa maritanda...”, and appoints “Hugonem dominum Charneii fratrem meum” among her executors[988]

 

 

HUGO [III] van Gent, son of HUGO [II] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife Eudette de Champlitte (-[Dec 1264/Apr 1265]).  “Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[989]Châtelain de GandHugo castellanus Gandensis…Maria uxor dicti castellani” sold "villam de Bornhem cum castro" to "dominæ Margaretæ Flandriæ et Hannoniæ comitissæ" for his marriage to "Machtildis sororis meæ" by charter dated [Mar] 1250[990].  "Gerardus de Gandavo miles, avunculus castellani Gandensis, et Elizabeth uxor mea" donated property to Biloka abbey by charter dated Sep 1254, and "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hosdain" confirmed the donation made by "avunculus noster dominus Gerardus de Gandavo miles, uxor sua domina Elizabet" by charter dated Jan 1254 (O.S.)[991]"Hugo miles castellanus Gandensis et dominus Husdinio" donated property to Los abbey, with the consent of "Hugo filius meus et hæres...Maria uxor mea", by charter dated Dec 1259[992]

m MARIA van Gavre, daughter of RASO [VIII] van Gavre & his wife Sophie van Breda (-after May 1263).  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated Oct 1274 under which "Ioannes Mulaert dictus miles dominus de Exaerde" confirmed donations to Bodelo abbey at Gand, with the consent of "Rasonis filii mei primogeniti ætatis iam legitima, per manum...nepotis mei domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis"[993].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not been identified.  "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et Maria uxor mea" donated serfs to the church of Antwerp by charter dated 29 May 1243[994].  “Hugo castellanus Gandensis…Maria uxor dicti castellani” sold "villam de Bornhem cum castro" to "dominæ Margaretæ Flandriæ et Hannoniæ comitissæ" for his marriage to "Machtildis sororis meæ" by charter dated [Mar] 1250[995]"Hugo miles castellanus Gandensis et dominus Husdinio" donated property to Los abbey, with the consent of "Hugo filius meus et hæres...Maria uxor mea", by charter dated Dec 1259[996]Hugo unigenitus domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis ac domini de Hosdain et Marie eius uxoris” confirmed the donations of property “in loco...Westehuse” made to Cambron by “patris et matris mee” by charter dated May 1263[997]

Hugo [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HUGO [IV] van Gent (-after 1288)"Hugo miles castellanus Gandensis et dominus Husdinio" donated property to Los abbey, with the consent of "Hugo filius meus et hæres...Maria uxor mea", by charter dated Dec 1259[998]Hugo unigenitus domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis ac domini de Hosdain et Marie eius uxoris” confirmed the donations of property “in loco...Westehuse” made to Cambron by “patris et matris mee” by charter dated May 1263[999]Châtelain de Gand"Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hoesdein" confirmed donations to Gand Saint-Bavon made by "bonæ memoriæ H. castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hoesdein...pater meus et...mater mea Maria castellana Gandensis eius uxor" by charter dated 31 Jul 1265[1000].  "Hues castelains de Gand sires de Hoesdeng" confirmed a sale of property to Harlebeek church, with the consent of "Marie femme à...Huon castelain devant dit et Marie femme à...Gerart signour de Sotenghem fille et oirs à devant dit castelain", by charter dated Jun 1284[1001]m MARIE du Rœulx, daughter of [EUSTACHE [IV] Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Trith] (-after Jun 1284).  "Hues castelains de Gand sires de Hoesdeng" confirmed a sale of property to Harlebeek church, with the consent of "Marie femme à...Huon castelain devant dit et Marie femme à...Gerart signour de Sotenghem fille et oirs à devant dit castelain", by charter dated Jun 1284[1002]Hugo [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARIE van Gent (-before 1295)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Gerardus", son of "Gerardus…de Enghien", married "filiam…castellani Gandavensis"[1003]"Hues castelains de Gand sires de Hoesdeng" confirmed a sale of property to Harlebeek church, with the consent of "Marie femme à...Huon castelain devant dit et Marie femme à...Gerart signour de Sotenghem fille et oirs à devant dit castelain", by charter dated Jun 1284[1004]m (before 8 Mar 1281) GERARD d’Enghien Heer van Zotteghem, son of GERARD d’Enghien Heer van Zotteghem & his wife --- de Viane (-1319 or before). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  HEREN van GISTEL (GHISTELLES)

 

 

Gistel is a village 5 kilometres inland due south of Oostende in the present-day Belgian province of West-Vlaanderen.  Confirmed references to Gistel emerge in the primary sources from the late 1120s. 

 

 

1.         CHRISTIAN van Gistel (-after 6 Mar 1151).  Galbert de Bruges records that on 11 Jul 1128 “Christianus de Gistela et fratres Walteri Pennati-mendacii” went to Bruges (in support of Guillaume de Normandie Count of Flanders) and placed “filium suum” as a hostage[1005].  “...Balduini Gandensis, Walteri Tornacensis, Danielis Thermundensis, Theoderici castellani de Dicasmuta, Thancmari de Straten, Christiani de Gistela” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Oudenburg abbey made by “Conon...filius Adelardi atque frater Walteri quondam Buticularii[1006]"Daniele de Tenremunda, Theoderico camerario de Beverna, Lamberto de Rinegels, Christiano de Gistela..." witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated "censum...de Gistela" to Saint-Bertin[1007].  "...Radulphus Brugensis castellanus, Anselmus Yprensis, Xpristianus de Gistela, Willelmus de Aldenburg, Gervasius de Prato…" witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Furnes abbey[1008]“...Eustachii camerarii, Henrici castellani de Aldenborg...Christiani de Gistella” witnessed the charter dated 6 Mar 1151 under which “Walterus de Heines advocatus ecclesie sancti Petri Aldenborg” confirmed donations to Oudenburg made by “patre meo Conone atque patruo meo Waltero[1009]m ---.  The name of Christian’s wife is not known.  Christian & his wife had one child: 

a)         son .  Galbert de Bruges records that on 11 Jul 1128 “Christianus de Gistela et fratres Walteri Pennati-mendacii” went to Bruges (in support of Guillaume de Normandie Count of Flanders) and placed “filium suum” as a hostage[1010]

 

 

[Two possible brothers:]

1.         ROBERT van Gistel (-after 1153).  “...Robertus et Simon de Ghistelle, Henricus de Aldenburch...” witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed a sale of property to Afflighem abbey[1011]

2.         [SIMON van Gistel (-after 1153).  “...Robertus et Simon de Ghistelle, Henricus de Aldenburch...” witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed a sale of property to Afflighem abbey[1012].] 

 

 

1.         ARNOLD van Gistel (-[1188/1201]).  Châtelain de Ghistelles: Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed that “Arnoldus vicecomes de Gistella cum uxore sua Agnete” donated property “in parochia de Erneghem et Westkerca et Roxem et Bekeghem, inter Pita et Watervalla...decimam...ab ecclesia S. Nicolai de Ribelmund” to Oudenburg abbey by charter dated 1180, witnessed by “...Gerardus vicecomes de Aldenburg...Christianus de Gistella...[1013]...Eustatii camerarii, Gerardi de Gremberghe, Walteri de Nivenvella...Arnulphi de Ghistella, Sigeri de Borenhem, Lamberti de Domo” witnessed the charter dated 1188 under which Philippe Count of Flanders emancipated the abbey of Bruges Saint-André[1014]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after Jun 1221).  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed that “Arnoldus vicecomes de Gistella cum uxore sua Agnete” donated property “in parochia de Erneghem et Westkerca et Roxem et Bekeghem, inter Pita et Watervalla...decimam...ab ecclesia S. Nicolai de Ribelmund” to Aldenburg abbey by charter dated 1180[1015].  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1016].  “Walterus de Ghistela dominus de Domo” donated “decimam de Ernenghem Broch” to Oudenburg abbey, with the consent of “Helswint uxore mea Agnete matre mea”, by charter dated Jul 1219[1017].  “Johannes dominus de Nigella et castellanus de Brugis” noted that “nobilis mulier Agnes preconnissa de Ghistella” had founded a chapel at Gistel, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri et Walteri” and in the presence of “Philippi comitis Namurcensis...tum temporis...Flandrie balivus”, by charter dated Jun 1221[1018].  Arnold & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         ROGER van Gistel (-after Jun 1221).  “Arnoldus de Aldenardo” donated revenue “apud Volandre” to Harlebeek church, at the request of “nobilis viri Rogeri de Ghistella”, by charter dated 1200[1019].  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1020].  “Rogerus miles de Ghistela” confirmed that “Balduinus fs Algoti” had donated property to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated 31 Jan 1219[1021].  “Johannes dominus de Nigella et castellanus de Brugis” noted that “nobilis mulier Agnes preconnissa de Ghistella” had founded a chapel at Gistel, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri et Walteri” and in the presence of “Philippi comitis Namurcensis...tum temporis...Flandrie balivus”, by charter dated Jun 1221[1022]m ---.  The name of Roger’s wife is not known.  Roger & his wife had one child: 

i)          ARNOLD van Gistel (-1226).  The necrology of Gistel records the death in 1226 of “Arnoldus juvenis de Ghistellea[1023].  “Ig. capellanus de Ghistella et J. miles de Nova Ecclesia et J. clericus domini de Ghistella” noted an agreement between “dominum R. presbyterum...in Ghistella” and “B. militem de Isenghem” relating to the testament of “bone memorie Arnulphus quondam filius Rogeri militis de Ghistella”, with the consent of “dominus etiam W. de Ghistella et B. sepedictus miles dominus de Isenghem”, by charter dated Nov 1240[1024]

b)         WALTER [I] van Gistel (-4 Feb [1241/45]).  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1025]Heer van Huis.  Heer van Gistel

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c)         GILBERT van Gistel (-after 1211).  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1026]

d)         ROBERT van Gistel (-23 Oct ----, after 1211).  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1027].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “in octobri die Severini episcopi” of “Roberti filii Ahngnes de Ghistella[1028]

e)         [ADELISE van Gistel (-10 Sep ----).  The necrology of Gistel records the death “Sep 10” of “Adelis fae castellanie[1029].  The parentage of Adelise is not specified, but Arnold (who is described as “vicecomes” [=châtelain] may be her father.] 

 

 

The parentage of the following two persons has not been ascertained: 

 

1.         AGNES van Gistel .  “Willelmus dominus de Maldenghem” founded a chapel “in ecclesia de Maldenghem”, for the souls of “Agnetis de Ghistella, Margarete de Wattina, quondam uxorum mearum”, with the consent of “Philippum dnum de Maldeghem filium Willelmi”, by charter dated Feb 1250[1030].  The order of names in this charter suggests that Agnes was her husband’s first wife.  m [as his first wife,] WILLEM Heer van Maldeghem, son of --- (-after Feb 1250). 

 

2.         WILLEM van Gistel (-after Dec 1255).  “Wilhelmus de Ghistella et Christina eius uxor” sold property “inter Nordhaghe et Emortere” to “Henrico canonico Beate Marie Brugensis” by charter dated Dec 1255[1031]m CHRISTINA, daughter of --- (-after Dec 1255).  “Wilhelmus de Ghistella et Christina eius uxor” sold property “inter Nordhaghe et Emortere” to “Henrico canonico Beate Marie Brugensis” by charter dated Dec 1255[1032]

 

 

WALTER [I] van Gistel, son of ARNOLD van Gistel & his wife Agnes --- (-4 Feb [1241/45]).  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1033]Boidinus de Metra” guaranteed the fidelity of “Galterus de Gistella” to Philippe II King of France by charter dated Dec 1215[1034].  Heer van Huis: Walterus de Ghistela dominus de Domo” donated “decimam de Ernenghem Broch” to Oudenburg abbey, with the consent of “Helswint uxore mea Agnete matre mea” and assuring ratification by “filios ac filias nostras saltem duos majores natu” when they reached the age of majority, by charter dated Jul 1219[1035].  “Johannes dominus de Nigella et castellanus de Brugis” noted that “nobilis mulier Agnes preconnissa de Ghistella” had founded a chapel at Gistel, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri et Walteri” and in the presence of “Philippi comitis Namurcensis...tum temporis...Flandrie balivus”, by charter dated Jun 1221[1036].  “W--- de Gistella miles et H--- uxor eius” donated revenue from Gistel to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated Aug 1230[1037]Heer van Gistel: “W. dominus de Ghistella et Helsuindis uxor eius” assigned a debt in favour of “Johanne filio nostro primogenito” by charter dated Mar 1239[1038].  “Ig. capellanus de Ghistella et J. miles de Nova Ecclesia et J. clericus domini de Ghistella” noted an agreement between “dominum R. presbyterum...in Ghistella” and “B. militem de Isenghem” relating to the testament of “bone memorie Arnulphus quondam filius Rogeri militis de Ghistella”, with the consent of “dominus etiam W. de Ghistella et B. sepedictus miles dominus de Isenghem”, by charter dated Nov 1240[1039].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “4 Feb” of “Dnus Walterus de Ghistella” and his donation to Gistel[1040]

m HELSWINDE, daughter of --- (-24 Jan 1249).  “Walterus de Ghistela dominus de Domo” donated “decimam de Ernenghem Broch” to Oudenburg abbey, with the consent of “Helswint uxore mea Agnete matre mea”, by charter dated Jul 1219[1041].  “W--- de Gistella miles et H--- uxor eius” donated revenue from Gistel to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated Aug 1230[1042].  “W. dominus de Ghistella et Helsuindis uxor eius” assigned a debt in favour of “Johanne filio nostro primogenito” by charter dated Mar 1239[1043].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “24 Jan 1249” of “Heiltrudis Dna de Domo uxor Dni Walteri militis de Ghistella[1044]

Walter [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         JAN [I] van Gistel (-before Jan 1272).  W. dominus de Ghistella et Helsuindis uxor eius” assigned a debt in favour of “Johanne filio nostro primogenito” by charter dated Mar 1239[1045]Heer van GistelJohannes miles dictus dominus de Ghistella” donated his “jus...in scholis de Ghistella” to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated May 1245[1046].  “Johannes de Ghistella miles” donated property “in Ghistella...quam teneo ratione baluvie ex parte Margarete sororis mee etatem legitimam non habentis...nunc habens sex annos” to Bruges St. Andreas, with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris mee”, with “dominum Ghiselinum militem fratrem meum...” acting as fiduciaries, by charter dated May 1247[1047].  Heer van Vormezeele, Heer van Huis: “Johannes de Ghistella miles de Formesella et de Domo dominus et Isabella...uxor mea” confirmed that “fratris nostri Walteri de Ghistella militis” had donated “decime...in Artrika” to Bruges St. Donatien, and “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius quondam domini Walteri de Ghistella militis” donated revenue from “parochiam de Artrika”, with the consent of “fratris mei junioris Sygeri”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1048].  “Bauduins castelains de Lens” confirmed that “mesire [...dominus] Jehans de Ghistele chevaliers [...dominus de Formiselles] et me dame se femme...Isabella necnon et Walterus primogenitus eorum et heres” had donated “le dime le quele il tenoient de mi...de Reininghelst” to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated late-Oct 1255[1049].  “Johans de Ghistele cevaliers sires de Formenseles” confirmed that Guy Count of Flanders has “fait sa propre dete por Wautier men fil envers Nicholon de Courceles borgois d’Arras” by charter dated Dec 1259[1050].  “Sygerus de Ghistella miles et Yda uxor mea” confirmed that “Akettus de Artrika et Katerina eius uxor” had sold property “in parochia de Artreka” to Bruges Saint-Donatien, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Johannis de Ghistella militis”, by charter dated Nov 1261[1051]m (after 6 Jan 1236) ISABELLE van Vormezeele, daughter of WALTER Heer van Vormezeele & his wife Aelidis --- (-after Oct 1255).  “Walterus dominus de Formosellis” donated property “inter viam que ducit de Formosellis apud Witscate et Stratum Furnensem” to the church of Vormezeele, with the consent of “Aelidis uxoris mee et Isabelle primogenitie filie mee”, by charter dated 6 Jan 1236[1052].  “Johannes de Ghistella miles de Formesella et de Domo dominus et Isabella...uxor mea” confirmed that “fratris nostri Walteri de Ghistella militis” had donated “decime...in Artrika” to Bruges St. Donatien, and “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius quondam domini Walteri de Ghistella militis” donated revenue from “parochiam de Artrika”, with the consent of “fratris mei junioris Sygeri”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1053].  “Bauduins castelains de Lens” confirmed that “mesire [...dominus] Jehans de Ghistele chevaliers [...dominus de Formiselles] et me dame se femme...Isabella necnon et Walterus primogenitus eorum et heres” had donated “le dime le quele il tenoient de mi...de Reininghelst” to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated late-Oct 1255[1054].  Jan & his wife had four children: 

a)         WALTER [II] van Gistel (-before 1272).  “Bauduins castelains de Lens” confirmed that “mesire [...dominus] Jehans de Ghistele chevaliers [...dominus de Formiselles] et me dame se femme...Isabella necnon et Walterus primogenitus eorum et heres” had donated “le dime le quele il tenoient de mi...de Reininghelst” to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated late-Oct 1255[1055].  “Johans de Ghistele cevaliers sires de Formenseles” confirmed that Guy Count of Flanders has “fait sa propre dete por Wautier men fil envers Nicholon de Courceles borgois d’Arras” by charter dated Dec 1259[1056].  Heer van Vormezeele.  m as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Créquy, daughter of PHILIPPE Seigneur de Créquy & his wife --- de Picquigny.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Philippus...de Creki” married “sorore Vicedomini de Penkengni Gerardi” by whom he had “liberos...filiarum...una...Margareta” who married firstly “primogenito domini de Gistele” and had “unum...filium, qui post mortem domini Walteri successit in terra de Furmeselles”, secondly “Jacobo de Archicourt...defuncto sine liberis”, thirdly “domino Walloni de Beure”, and fourthly “domino de Trasengnies[1057].  Marguerite married secondly Jacques d’Archicourt, thirdly Walo de Beure, and fourthly --- Seigneur de Trazegnies (who has not been identified in Trazegnies family).  Walter & his wife had one child: 

i)          --- van Gistel .  Heer van Vormezeele.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenito domini de Gistele” and had “unum...filium, qui post mortem domini Walteri successit in terra de Furmeselles[1058]

b)         JAN [II] van Gistel (-Dec 1289)Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272

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c)         ROGER van Gistel (-before 1300).  “Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272[1059].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[1060].  “Mabilia domina de Weda” appointed “consanguineum meum dominum Rogerum de Ghistella militem” to negotiate with Oudenburg abbey on her behalf by charter dated Sep 1275[1061].  “Rogier van Ghistele ende Boudene” issued a charter dated end-Aug 1280[1062].  Heer van Couckelaere.  m MARIE van Lichtervelde, daughter of --- (-1300).  A monumental inscription at Wervick records the death in 1300 of “madame Marie de Lichtervelde...épouse de feu Monsr Rogier de Ghistelles chevalier, dame de Wervicq et Rumbeke[1063].  Roger & his wife had two children: 

i)          ISABELLE van Gistel (-after 19 Jun 1363).  “Ysabiaus de Ghistele dame de Cysoiing fille jadis monsignour Rogier de Ghistiele chevalier, feme jadis a noble homme monsignour Ernoul seignour de Cysoing, et ber de Flandres” returned revenue to Oudenburg, with the consent of “me...seur Margriete dame de Briffeuls...et dou signour de Briffeuls sen marit...Jehans” by charter dated 18 May 1320[1064].  Vrouw van Wervick.  Louis Count of Flanders issued judgment 19 Jun 1363 ordering “les hommes que la Delle de Wervicq, fille de Roger de Ghistelle, avait à Rumbeke” to pay certain costs[1065]m ARNOUL de Cysoing, son of HELLIN de Cysoing & his second wife Aelis van Diest (-[1314/18 May 1320]). 

ii)         MARGRIET van Gistel .  “Ysabiaus de Ghistele dame de Cysoiing fille jadis monsignour Rogier de Ghistiele chevalier, feme jadis a noble homme monsignour Ernoul seignour de Cysoing, et ber de Flandres” returned revenue to Oudenburg, with the consent of “me...seur Margriete dame de Briffeuls...et dou signour de Briffeuls sen marit...Jehans” by charter dated 18 May 1320[1066]m (before 18 May 1320) JEAN d’Antoing Seigneur de Briffeuil, son of ---.  

d)         WILLEM van Gistel .  “Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272[1067].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[1068].  Heer van Wytschaete.  “Mesires Guillaume de Ghisteles sires de Scades chevalier et me dame Marie sa femme fille monsigneur de Steenhuuse” exchanged property with Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated early-Jul 1308[1069]m MARIE van Steenhuyse, daughter of --- Heer van Steenhuyse & his wife ---.  “Mesires Guillaume de Ghisteles sires de Scades chevalier et me dame Marie sa femme fille monsigneur de Steenhuuse” exchanged property with Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated early-Jul 1308[1070]

2.         GISELINK van Gistel (-killed in battle Zeeland [1254]).  “Johannes de Ghistella miles” donated property “in Ghistella...quam teneo ratione baluvie ex parte Margarete sororis mee etatem legitimam non habentis...nunc habens sex annos” to Bruges St. Andreas, with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris mee”, with “dominum Ghiselinum militem fratrem meum...” acting as fiduciaries, by charter dated May 1247[1071].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “die translationis Sancti Thome in mense July...in projectu itineris...interfectoris in Zelandia 1253” of “Giselinus de Ghistelle miles[1072]

3.         WALTER van Gistel (-[Feb or 6 Aug] 1257).  “Johannes de Ghistella miles de Formesella et de Domo dominus et Isabella...uxor mea” confirmed that “fratris nostri Walteri de Ghistella militis” had donated “decime...in Artrika” to Bruges St. Donatien, and “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius quondam domini Walteri de Ghistella militis” donated revenue from “parochiam de Artrika”, with the consent of “fratris mei junioris Sygeri”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1073].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “Feb die Transfigurationis 1257” of “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius Walteri de Ghistella militis[1074]

4.         SIGER van Gistel (-after Nov 1261).  Johannes de Ghistella miles de Formesella et de Domo dominus et Isabella...uxor mea” confirmed that “fratris nostri Walteri de Ghistella militis” had donated “decime...in Artrika” to Bruges St. Donatien, and “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius quondam domini Walteri de Ghistella militis” donated revenue from “parochiam de Artrika”, with the consent of “fratris mei junioris Sygeri”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1075].  “Sygerus de Ghistella miles et Yda uxor mea” confirmed that “Akettus de Artrika et Katerina eius uxor” had sold property “in parochia de Artreka” to Bruges Saint-Donatien, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Johannis de Ghistella militis”, by charter dated Nov 1261[1076]m IDA, daughter of ---.  “Sygerus de Ghistella miles et Yda uxor mea” confirmed that “Akettus de Artrika et Katerina eius uxor” had sold property “in parochia de Artreka” to Bruges Saint-Donatien, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Johannis de Ghistella militis”, by charter dated Nov 1261[1077]

5.         MARGRIET van Gistel ([1240/41]-after May 1247).  “Johannes de Ghistella miles” donated property “in Ghistella...quam teneo ratione baluvie ex parte Margarete sororis mee etatem legitimam non habentis...nunc habens sex annos” to Bruges St. Andreas, with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris mee”, with “dominum Ghiselinum militem fratrem meum...” acting as fiduciaries, by charter dated May 1247[1078]

 

 

JAN [II] van Gistel, son of JAN [I] Heer van Gistel & his wife Isabelle van Vormezeele (-Dec 1289).  “Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272[1079]Joannes de Gistella miles dominus de Formesellis et Wastina” established Augustinians at Bruges Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Jan 1275[1080].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[1081].  A monumental inscription at Gistel church records the death “XIII Kal Aug” in 1290 of “heere Jan ruddere, heere van Ghistelle, Vormezeele en van Woestine[1082].  This date is proved incorrect by the agreement on the division of his territories between his widow and his children dated Apr 1290 (see below).  The necrology of Gistel records the death “in decembri die Nicasi martyris” in 1289 of “domini Johannis de Ghistelles militis[1083]

m ISABELLE de la Woestine, daughter of ---.  Limburg-Stirum records that tarifs show that “le tonlieu de Bruges” belonged to “Jean de Ghistelles seigneur de Vormezeele et à Wulfard seigneur de la Woestine” in 1252 and 1262, and that in 1272 Wulfard was represented by “Isabelle dame de la Woestine épouse de Jean de Ghistelles[1084]Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1085]Limburg-Stirum records that an act dated Jun 1293 shows that proceeds from “le tonlieu de Bruges” were divided between “Isabelle de la Woestine...et son fils Jean de Ghistelles[1086]

Jan [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         JAN [III] van Gistel (-28 Aug 1315, bur Bruges, église des Augustins)Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1087]Heer van GistelLimburg-Stirum records that an act dated Jun 1293 shows that proceeds from “le tonlieu de Bruges” were divided between “Isabelle de la Woestine...et son fils Jean de Ghistelles[1088]m firstly (contract Jun 1289) MARGUERITE de Durbuy, daughter of GERARD van Limburg Seigneur de Durbuy & his wife Mechtild von Kleve (-before 1305).  The marriage contract between Gérars de Luxenbourgh sires de Durbuy et Mehaus sa feme...no...fille Margherite” and “mon seigneur Jehan de Ghistele chevalier fille à...mon seigneur Jehan seingneur de Ghistele, de Formeseles et de Le Wastine”, providing for part of the dowry paid “envers no fille Katherine dame de Vorne”, is dated Jun 1289[1089]m secondly (before 1305) as her first husband, ISABELLE Dame d’Oudenburg et de Merckem, Chambellane de Flandre, daughter of --- (-after Sep 1330).  Heiress of la chambellanie of Flanders, and of the seigneuries d’Oudenburg et de Merckem.  Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1090]She married secondly Robert d’Ailly Seigneur de Fontaines.  A charter dated Sep 1330 records an agreement between monseigneur Guillaume de Auxonne ou non et pour monseigneur de Flandres” and “madame Ysabiel dame de Ally” for the sale of “le tiere de Odenbourc, de Markehem, le cambrelage de Flandres”, with the consent of “segneur et mary monseigneur de Ally[1091]Jan [III] & his first wife had five children: 

a)         JAN [IV] van Gistel (-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346).  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1092].  A monumental inscription in Gistel church records the death “te Kersy den xxiii ougst” of “myn heere Jan die was van Ghistelles[1093]m firstly YOLANDE de Dorlens, daughter of --- (-12 Mar 1326, bur ).  A monumental inscription in Gistel church records the death “op St. Gregorius dach 1326” of “vr. Yola myns heerens dochtere van Dorlens[1094].  [m secondly (after 1326) MARIE de Luxembourg, daughter of [WALERAN [II] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny-en-Barrois, de Roussy et de La Roche & his wife Guyotte Châtelaine de Lille] (-Jun 1337, bur Gistel).  A monumental inscription in Gistel church records the death “te Kersy den xxiii ougst” of “myn heere Jan die was van Ghistelles” and “1337 in juing” of “zy vr. Marie van Lutsenborch myns heerens Walrands dochtere”, with the arms of Luxembourg[1095].  Limburg-Stirum suggests that Grootjans-Hulpiau reproduced the epitaph “me paraît-il d’une manière très imparfaite” but he does not indicate the precise parts which he considers inaccurate[1096].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Marie was the daughter of Waléran [I] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny[1097].  The chronology suggests that this parentage is unlikely to be correct.  The children of Waléran [I] were born between 1272 and 1288, which makes Jan [IV] de Gistel’s marriage to his daughter after 1326 unlikely as Marie would have been approaching the end of her child-bearing years.  If the Gistel church epitaph is correct, it is more likely that Marie was the daughter of Waléran [II].  Recently, Hervé Douxchamps has suggested that Jan [IV]’s suggested Luxembourg marriage never took place, casting doubt on the reliability of the epitaph extracts which have been published[1098].  It is true that the arms of Luxembourg could have been introduced into the Gistel family only following the marriage of Jan [III] and Marguerite de Durbuy.]  m [secondly/thirdly] ([after 1337]) MARIE, daughter of --- (-after 24 Oct 1350).  A charter dated 24 Oct 1350 records a donation made in the name of “Marie de weduwe mins heeren van Ghistele[1099].  Limburg-Stirum names her “Marie de Haveskerke” but cites no source which confirms her family origin, although he comments that “il est positif qu’il y eut, à cette époque, une alliance entre les maisons de Ghistelles et d’Haveskerke, tous les écrivains, qui se sont occupé de la famille de Ghistelles, sont unanimes sur ce point” (which without further details hardly represents reliable corroboration of the fact)[1100].  Her marriage date is indicated on the basis that Jan [IV]’s second marriage is correct.  Jan [IV] & his [first] wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE van Gistel (-after 4 Sep 1381)Limburg-Stirum provides no indication of the correct identity of the mother of the children of Jan [IV][1101], although the date of Marie’s first marriage indicates that she must presumably have been born from her father’s first marriage.  A register of fiefs compiled in 1408 by André de Maubeuge records that “Thomas”, son of “heer Aert van Diest borchgraef van Antwerpen” and his wife “Lysbeth van Bretaingnen uyt Vranckryck”, married firstly “vrouw van Woudenberghe” and secondly in 1337 “des heeren dochter van Ghistelle in Vlanderen...Maria[1102].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  “Marie de Ghistelles dame de Diest et Henri son fils seigneur de Diest et de Zeelhem et châtelain d’Anvers” acknowledged receipt of money paid “au seigneur de Hamale, pour leurs fille et sœur respective Jeanne de Diest”, by charter dated 6 Nov 1360[1103].  “Marie de Ghistelles dame de Diest et Henri son fils seigneur de Diest et de Zeelhem et châtelain d’Anvers” acknowledged receipt of money from “son frère Jean de Ghistelles” by charter dated 1361[1104]m firstly (1337) as his second wife, THOMAS Heer van Diest, son of ARNOUT [V] Heer van Diest & his wife Isabelle de Mortagne (-8 Nov 1349).  m secondly (before 18 Nov 1358) as his second wife, ROBERT de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul, son of GUILLAUME de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Beatrix de Thourotte (-13 Apr 1359). 

Jan [IV] & his [first/second/third] wife had one child: 

ii)         JAN [V] van Gistel (-[1380]).  A chronicle entitled “Van de heeren van Ghistel” records in 1336 that Jan heere van Ghistele ende vrau Marie zyn wyfe ende mer Jan van Ghistele ruddere huer oudste zuene” founded “St. Jans capelle te Ghistele[1105]. Assuming that the date of death of Jan [IV]’s first wife is correctly recorded in 1326 in the epitaph quoted above, it is unlikely that a son born from Jan [IV]’s later marriage(s) would have been a knight (“ruddere”) in 1336.  Limburg-Stirum provides no indication of the authorship of this chronicle although, as the latest entry dates to 1503, it can hardly be considered conclusive in relation to events occurring more than 150 years earlier, in the absence of other corroboration.  The difficulty is complicated by the alleged unreliability of the relevant published epitaph extracts, as discussed above in the context of Jan [IV]’s supposed second marriage to Marie de Luxembourg.  In conclusion, the chronology does point to Jan [V] being born from his father’s first marriage, but the relevant sources are not reliable enough to provide certainty on the identity of his mother.  As an aside, it should be noted that the name “Yolande” (Jan [IV]’s first wife) is not found among any of the known descendants of Jan [V] which are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1106], although the absence of use of a name is not conclusive evidence.  Marie de Ghistelles dame de Diest et Henri son fils seigneur de Diest et de Zeelhem et châtelain d’Anvers” acknowledged receipt of money from “son frère Jean de Ghistelles” by charter dated 1361[1107].  

-         HEREN van GISTEL[1108]

b)         GERARD van GistelJan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1109]

c)         WULFARD van Gistel .  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1110]

d)         KAREL van Gistel .  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1111]

e)         MARGRIET van Gistel .  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1112]

2.         PHILIP van GistelIsabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1113]

3.         WALTER van Gistel .  “Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1114]

4.         ALIX van Gistel .  “Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1115]

5.         ISABELLE van Gistel .  “Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1116]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  CHÂTELAINS de LILLE

 

 

 

A.      CHÂTELAINS de LILLE

 

 

A castle at Lille is first recorded in a charter dated to [1034-47] issued 20 Jan “apud castrum Isla”, under which the abbot of Gand Saint-Pierre complained of the injustices committed by “advocatus” at Douchy[1117], although the precise date of the fortification’s construction is not known.  A châtelain at Lille is named for the first time in a chronicle reporting events in 1071, and from 1087 in charters, although it is likely that the position existed previously but that the office-holders were not referred to as such in earlier documentation.  Reconstruction of this family is complicated by the early 17th century study by Floris Vander Haer[1118].  His work cannot be ignored as he cites charters from the abbey of Phalempin which have apparently since disappeared.  However, he does not consistently quote passages from the original text of these documents and, when he does, his extracts are incomplete and selective.  In any case, his reconstructions are in many cases inconsistent with other charters to which he evidently did not have access and must be treated with caution. 

 

 

1.         SASWALON (-after 1039).  “...Saswalon militis...” witnessed the charter dated 1038 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders appointed Hugues Havet d’Aubigny as avoué de Marchiennes[1119].  Hugues Bishop of Noyon approved the foundation of Phalempin abbey by "Saswalo" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand by charter dated 1039[1120]

 

2.         BAUDOUIN de Lille (-after [1070]).  “...Balduuini de Insula...” witnessed the charter dated to [1070] which settled disputes between the abbot of Saint-Bavon and “advocatus[1121]

 

3.         GERARD de Buc (-after 1071).  [Châtelain de Lille.]  The Chronicon Comitum Flandrensium records that “dominus Gerardus de Buc castellanus Insulensis” helped supporters of Robert I Count of Flanders escape attack by Richilde, widow of Baudouin VI Count of Flanders, in 1071[1122].  It is not clear that Gérard used the title châtelain at the time: it may have been attributed to him by the chronicler writing at a later period. 

 

 

1.         ROGER [I] (-Acre Jun 1098).  Châtelain de Lille.  “...Rotgeri Hislensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated Jan 1087 under which Rainard Abbé de Ribémont notified a donation made by Anselme de Ribémont[1123].  Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed a donation by "Anselmus de Monte Ribodonis" to the abbey of Ribemont, for the soul of "patris sui Anselmi", by charter dated 8 Jan 1088 signed by "…Rotgeri Hislensis castellani…Evrardi Tornacensis castellani…Odonis de Duaco castellani…"[1124].  Robert I Count of Flanders confirmed the foundation of Phalempin abbey by Saswalone”, at the request of “Rodgerus Islensis castellanus”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1090[1125]...Rogeri castellani de Insula...Frumoldi de eadem Insula...” witnessed the charter dated 5 Feb 1096 under which Robert II Count of Flanders restored revenue to Tours Saint-Martin[1126].  Robert II Count of Flanders, about to leave for Jerusalem, donated "Bodium de Lescin" to Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “Engelbertus...Cizoniensis et Rodgerus castellanus Islensis” who were accompanying him, by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “Engelbertus castellanus, Rodgerus castell., Winemarus castell., Rodbertus castell., Walterus castell., Rodgerius junior castell., Balduinus de Gand...[1127].  "Gautherii, prius castellani Duacensis, modo autem clerici, Hugonis, fratris eiusdem, Cameraco, Rogeri castellani de Insula, Frimoldi de eadem Insula…" signed the charter dated 3 Feb 1097 which records the settlement of a dispute between the count of Flanders and the abbey of Saint-Martin de Tours[1128].  A letter from Anselm de Ribémont to Manasse Archbishop of Reims dated 1099 records that “Rogerium...castellanum Insulæ” died from his wounds received during the siege of Antioch[1129]m OGIVE, daughter of --- (-after 1108).  The Chronicon Phanopino states that Balderic Bishop of Tournai recorded that “femina...Ogiva vidua...Rogerii...advocati” restored Phalempin abbey (founded by “antecessoribus prœfatæ mulieris”) in 1108[1130].  The reference to Ogive’s ancestors having founded the abbey suggests that she was descended from Saswalon who is named above. 

 

2.         FRUMOLD (-after 1102).  “...Rogeri castellani de Insula...Frumoldi de eadem Insula...” witnessed the charter dated 5 Feb 1096 under which Robert II Count of Flanders restored revenue to Tours Saint-Martin[1131].  Robert Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Cambrai Saint-Aubert “in villa de Keans” by charter dated 1102, in the presence of “...Frumoldi de Insula...[1132]"...Roberti advocati, Roberti castellani, Rogeri castellani, Everardi, Frumoldi Insulani, Frumoldi de Ypres..." witnessed the charter dated 1102 under which Robert II Count of Flanders granted privileges to Saint-Bertin relating to “villa Arkas[1133]

 

 

1.         ROGER [II] (-after 1130).  [Robert II Count of Flanders, about to leave for Jerusalem, donated "Bodium de Lescin" to Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “Engelbertus...Cizoniensis et Rodgerus castellanus Islensis” who were accompanying him, by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “...Rodgerus castell...Rodgerius junior castell...[1134].  It is not certain that the second witness was the same person as Roger [II], but if so it is likely that he was the son of Roger [I] who is named earlier in the list.]  Châtelain de Lille.  Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Rogerus castellanus de Insula...[1135]"...Roberti advocati, Roberti castellani, Rogeri castellani, Everardi, Frumoldi Insulani, Frumoldi de Ypres..." witnessed the charter dated 1102 under which Robert II Count of Flanders granted privileges to Saint-Bertin relating to “villa Arkas[1136].  “...Rogerus castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 1106 under which Balderic Bishop of Noyon donated property near Cohem, Blarenghem and Blendecques to Bourbourg[1137]"…Fastradi de Tornaco, Liettardi de Henim…Engilberti de Peitengen…Rogeri de Insula…" signed the charter dated 5 Aug 1111 under which Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand[1138].  Meyer’s Annalium Flandriæ record that “...Rogero Insulensi...” witnessed the renewal of peace between the lords of Flanders by Robert II Count of Flanders 27 May 1111[1139].  "…Rogerus castellanus Insulensis et Robertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[1140]...Rogero Islensi castellano...” witnessed the charter dated 1128 relating to the privileges of the church of Lille Saint-Pierre[1141].  “...Rogerus de Insula, Robertus filius suus...” witnessed the charter dated 1130 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property “Casletule et Alnoit” to Bourbourg[1142]m ---.  The name of Roger’s wife is not known.  The chronology of the marriages of his two younger sons Renaud and Hugues indicates that they were much younger than their brother Robert, suggesting that they were born from a later second marriage of their father.  Roger [II] & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         ROBERT (-after 1142).  "…Rogerus castellanus Insulensis et Robertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[1143]...Rogerus de Insula, Robertus filius suus...” witnessed the charter dated 1130 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property “Casletule et Alnoit” to Bourbourg[1144]Châtelain de Lille.  "…Roberti castellani Insulanensis…" signed the charter dated to [1138] under which "Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto"[1145].  “...Robertus Insulensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Thierry Count of Flanders transferred property from the chapter of Thérouanne to Ypres[1146].  “Robertus castellanus, Ulardus advocatus, Theodericus filius eius” witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of “villam Provin” made to Saint-Trond “per castellanum meum Robertum et Ulardum advocatum et filium eius Theodericum[1147]

b)         RENAUD (-after 1163)Châtelain de Lille...Reinaldus Insulensis castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which Thierry Count of Flanders exempted Los abbey from duties on its land[1148].  Renaud Châtelain de Lille exchanged property donated by “Robertus castellanus frater eius Ierosolymam proficiscens” with Phalempin abbey by charter dated 1155[1149].  Renaud Châtelain de Lille confirmed the donation of wood made by “Rogerii castellani et Roberti filii sui” to Phalempin abbey by charter dated 1156[1150]"Reinaldi Insulensis castellani…" witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed "apud Scalclede in parochia de Ruslede" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1151].  "...Reinaldi Insulensis castellani, Rogeri filii eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders attested a donation made by "Jordano" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1152]Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that “Renaldus...castellanus moriens” had donated wood to Phalempin abbey, with the consent of “fratribus suis Hugone et Rogero et sorore” by charter dated [1162][1153]m (contract [1157]) MATHILDE de Wavrin, daughter of ROGER [III] de Wavrin & his first wife Mathilde ---.  A charter of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1157 records the contract for the marriage of "Raginaldus Insule castellanus" and "Matildim Rogeri de Waverin dapiferi nostri filiam", constituting as her dowry revenue from "Senghin in Weppes…consulatum de Everlengeham"[1154].  Renaud & his wife had one child: 

i)          ROGER (-after 1163).  "...Reinaldi Insulensis castellani, Rogeri filii eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders attested a donation made by "Jordano" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1155].  If Roger was the son of Mathilde de Wavrin, he was a child at the time.  Another possibility is that he was born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage of his father.  Roger presumably predeceased his father, or was considered too young to succeed as châtelain, as his paternal uncle Hugues is recorded as his father’s successor. 

c)         [SARA .  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Duchesne says that she was “Sarre de Lille fille de Roger le Jeune chastellain de Lille”, but he cites no primary source on which he bases this information[1156]m as his first wife, ROGER [I] Châtelain de Courtrai, son of --- (-after 6 May 1187).] 

d)         HUGUES (-1169 or after).  Provost of Saint-Piat de Seclin, according to the Historia Comitum Ghisnensium when recording his marriage (see below).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that “Renaldus...castellanus moriens” had donated wood to Phalempin abbey, with the consent of “fratribus suis Hugone et Rogero et sorore” by charter dated [1162][1157]Châtelain de Lille.  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed rights of Marciennes by charter dated 16 Feb 1166, signed by “...Hugonis cast. Insulæ...[1158]m as her first husband, ADELAIDE de Guines, daughter of ARNOLD van Gent Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Margaretam…Beatricem…Adelidem …Eufemiam et Luthgaudam…Mathildem…Ghislam…Agnetem" as the eight daughters of "Willelmus Andomarensis castellanus" & his wife, specifying that Marguerite married firstly "Insulensi castellano Hugoni" (specifying that he was "prius Sancti Piati Seclinensis preoposito") and secondly "Roberto de Waveriaco, fratri Hellini Flandrie dapiferi sive senescali", specifying that her dowry was "apud Senghiniacum"[1159].  She married secondly Robert de Wavrin

e)         ROGER .  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that “Renaldus...castellanus moriens” had donated wood to Phalempin abbey, with the consent of “fratribus suis Hugone et Rogero et sorore” by charter dated [1162][1160]

f)          daughter .  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that “Renaldus...castellanus moriens” had donated wood to Phalempin abbey, with the consent of “fratribus suis Hugone et Rogero et sorore” by charter dated [1162][1161]

 

 

1.         BERNOLD de Lille (-after 22 Jun 1121).  "…Froulfus castellanus de Bergis, Theorardus castellanus Broburgensis…Bernoldus de Insula…" signed a charter dated 14 Oct 1104 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated revenue to the monastery of Bourbourg[1162].  "…Levrardi castellani de Broburg, Froolfi castellani de Bergis…Bernoldi de Insula, Malgeri et Johannis fratris eius" signed a charter dated 21 Mar 1107 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg[1163].  "…Theinardus castellanus, Frooldus castellanus, Willelmus castellanus…Bernoldus ex Insula, Malgerus nepos eius, Johannes frater eius, Jordan, Folco filius Malgeri…" signed a charter dated 1112 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders donated revenue to the monastery of Bourbourg[1164].  "Themardi Broburgensis castellani…Bernoldi de Insula…" signed a charter dated 22 Jun 1121 under which Charles Count of Flanders donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg[1165]

 

2.         REINBOLD [Renaud] (-after 1133).  Châtelain de Lille.  “...Reinboldus castellanus Insulensis...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[1166].  “...Reinaldi Insulensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[1167]

 

3.         [ROGER [III] (-after 1145).  Châtelain de Lille: “...Rodgerus castellanus de Insulis...” witnessed the charter dated 1145 under which Thierry Count of Flanders transferred confirmed property of Gand Saint-Bavo[1168].  Given that Robert is named in subsequent documents as châtelain de Lille (see above), it is possible that “Rodgerus” in this document represents an error for “Robertus” and that Roger [III] never existed.] 

 

4.         HENRI de Lille .  "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…Henrico de Insula…Lamberto de Insula…" signed the charter dated to [1150] which records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg[1169]

 

5.         LAMBERT de Lille .  "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…Henrico de Insula…Lamberto de Insula…" signed the charter dated to [1150] which records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg[1170]

 

 

The parentage of Jean [I] Châtelain de Lille has not been ascertained with certainty.  Vander Haer indicates that he was the son of Châtelain Hugues (see above) but he cites no primary source on which he bases his statement[1171].  The name “Hugues” does not feature among Jean’s known descendants, which is surprising if he was Jean’s father.  Vander Haer complicates the question by indicating that Hugues married “Ermentrude” whom he says is named “avec Jean son fils” in 1177 in a charter for Phalempin[1172]This is inconsistent with the Historia Comitum Ghisnensium, according to which Hugues’s widow, Adelaide de Guines, survived her husband and married again after he died.  Vander Haer also says (unsupported by a primary source reference) that Hugues had two sons, both named Jean, of whom the younger was abbé de Phalempin. One possibility is that Jean was the son of a female relative of Châtelain Hugues (Ermentrude?) who was heiress after Hugues died without male heirs.  The absence of the name “Jean” among the members of Hugues’s family also suggests that it was introduced from another family following a marriage.  Vander Haer introduces further complications by stating that Châtelain Roger [IV] donated property to Phalempin by charter dated Feb 1217 which names “dominus Hugo tunc castellanus prædecessor meus” and (inconsistently) records that the donation was made for the soul of “patris mei dictique Hugonis[1173].  One possibility is that Vander Haer truncated his extracts, and that the second quoted section represents a vidimus recording an earlier donation made by Roger’s father. 

 

1.         JEAN [I] (-[15 Jul 1199/1201]).  Châtelain de Lille...Jean châtelain de Lille...” witnessed the charter dated 12 Mar 1176 (O.S.) under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Los abbey[1174].  "…Johannis Insulensis castellani…" witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1183 under which confirmed privileges of the church of St Donat, Bruges[1175].  “...Ioanno castellano Insulensi...Balduino camerario de Grammin...” witnessed the charter dated Aug 1198 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange involving Nonnenbossche convent[1176]...Johanne castellano Insulensi...” witnessed the charter dated 15 Jul 1199 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders established new transport tarifs for Gent[1177]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  It is suggested that she was “E---“ who with her second husband G. de Bourghiele et...uxor mea E, quondam Insule castellana” founded the chapel of Quiquemoix at Flers by charter dated Apr 1220[1178].  Leuridan suggests a more complicated case, in which “E---“ was the widow of an older son of Jean [I] who predeceased his father leaving an (unnamed) son who succeeded his grandfather and for whom her second husband acting as châtelain until he died and was in turn succeeded by Roger [IV][1179].  This seems an unnecessarily complicated theory and probably stretches the chronology of the family.  Jean [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ROGER [IV] (-[2 Oct 1229/Jun 1230]).  Vander Haer records a donation to Phalempin by “Rogerus castellanus de Insula” dated 1212 in which he names “monsieur Jean de bonne memoire chastelain de Lille son pere[1180]Châtelain de Lille: “...Rogerum castellanum Insulæ...” witnessed the charter dated Feb 1211 under which Ferrand Count of Flanders ceded part of Artois to Philippe II King of France[1181]Rogerus castellanus de Insula” notified that “Alardus de Los” had sold property to Los abbey by charter dated Apr 1218[1182].  “Rogerus castellanus Insulensis” established the laws of the towns of Saint-Vaast by charter dated May 1220[1183].  “Rogerus castellanus de Insula” ratified the donation made to Lille Saint-Pierre by “frater meus W. prepositus Insulensis” by charter dated 1224[1184].  “Rogerus Insulensis castellanus” declared that “Sara Viane de Segedin et sorores eius” had donated property to Los abbey by charter dated 2 Oct 1229[1185]A charter dated Jun 1230 records that “Rogerius bonæ memoriæ quondam Insulensis castellanus” had donated property to Lille Saint-Pierre[1186].  [m MARIE, daughter of --- (-before Feb 1217).  Vander Haer indicates that Châtelain Roger [IV] donated property to Phalempin by charter dated Feb 1217 “ut mihi dominus et Mariæ uxori meæ æterne beatudinis præmiæ largiatur”, suggesting that this passage indicates that she was deceased at the time[1187].  Vander Haer adds that “Clement de Sainghin” (mid-15th century) indicated that Roger married “Clemence fille de Hellin S. d’Armentieres”, without citing any primary source.] 

b)         GUILLAUME (-[Nov 1235/1237]).  Provost of Lille Saint-Pierre.  “Rogerus castellanus de Insula” ratified the donation made to Lille Saint-Pierre by “frater meus W. prepositus Insulensis” by charter dated 1224[1188]Châtelain de Lille: "Willelmus...prepositus beati Petri et castellanus de Insula" issued a charter dated 1233 relating to the prebend of Lille Saint-Pierre[1189].  “Willelmus Insulensis castellanus” donated money to Phalempin abbey by charter dated 1234, sealed by “Ioannis Peronensis castellani nepotis mei et heredis[1190]Willelmus Insulensis castellanus” granted property, previously held by “viri nobilis bone memorie domini Hugonis de Oisiaco...quondam uxor domina Margareta Blesensis comitissa nuper defuncta”, to “domino Matheo de Meterne militi...consanguine mea domina Elizabet uxore sua” by charter dated Nov 1235[1191]

c)         [ELISABETH] de Lille (-before 1237).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1234 under which [her brother] Willelmus Insulensis castellanus” donated money to Phalempin abbey, sealed by “Ioannis Peronensis castellani nepotis mei et heredis[1192].  Vander Haer names her “Elisabeth” dated but cites no primary source on which he bases this information[1193].  No primary source has been identified which names her.  She and her husband presumably predeceased her brother Guillaume, whch accounts for the succession of her son.  m --- Châtelain de Péronne, son of --- (-before 1234). 

 

 

1.         GILBERT de Burgelle (-after Apr 1220).  It is suggested that he was appointed châtelain during the minority of Roger [IV], after marrying Roger’s mother.  Châtelain de Lille.  Gérard Chancellor of Flanders et Willelmus Sancti Audomari castellanus et Gerardus [error for Gillebertus?] Insulensis castellanus” confirmed that “Balduinus de Rouslo” had donated “decimam...apud Wevelghem” to Harlebeek by charter dated 1201[1194].  “Balduinus...imperator...Romanie...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito ac Flandrie cancellario et...Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensis, baillivis suis de Flandrie” that he had granted land to “Waltero clerico...de Curtraco” at the request of “Robertus de Sperleka” by charter dated Feb 1204 [O.S.] in palacio nostro Blakerne”, witnessed by “homines mei de Flandria:...Gislebertus de Ipra, Robelote de Waverin...homines nostri de Romania...Cono de Betunia fidelis et consanguineus noster, Gulfridus marescallus Campanie, Milo de Brebant, Manesulus de Insula[1195]Balduinus...imperator...Romaniorum...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito et totius Flandrie cancellario et Wilhelmo advocato Betunie et Wilhelmo Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensi, castellanis, Balduino de Lobis et Lot--- de Ipris...baillivis suis” of his promise to build a chapel in his castle at Courtrai by charter dated Mar 1204 [O.S.] in palatio nostro Blakerne[1196]Philippus marchio Namurcensis, Flandrie et Hainonie procurator” appointed a canon at Courtrai in accordance with instructions sent by “domini et fratris mei pie recordationis Balduini Flandrie et Hainonie comitis et postmodum Constantinopolitani imperatoris” to Gerardo avunculo suo Brugensi preposito, Willelmo advocato de Betunia, Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari, et Guilleberto de Burgella tunc Insulensi castellano, quos in Flandria balivos suos statuerat” by charter dated May 1209[1197].  “Willelmus Brugensis prepositus ac Flandrie cancellarius” notified “Gerardo Brugensi preposito et Flandrie cancellario, castellano sancti Audomari, advocato de Betunia, Guilleberto de Burgella tunc castellano Insulensi” that “Philippus marchio Namurcensis...” had appointed the last prebend to Courtrai in accordance with the wishes of Emperor Baudouin by charter dated 4 Oct 1209[1198]G. de Bourghiele et...uxor mea E, quondam Insule castellana” founded the chapel of Quiquemoix at Flers by charter dated Apr 1220[1199]m as her second husband, E---, widow of --- Châtelain de Lille, daughter of ---.  G. de Bourghiele et...uxor mea E, quondam Insule castellana” founded the chapel of Quiquemoix at Flers by charter dated Apr 1220[1200].  As noted above, it is suggested that she was the widow of Jean Châtelain de Lille. 

 

 

JEAN de Péronne, son of --- Châtelain de Péronne & his wife [Elisabeth] de Lille (-17 Nov 1244)Châtelain de Péronne: Willelmus Insulensis castellanus” donated money to Phalempin abbey by charter dated 1234, sealed by “Ioannis Peronensis castellani nepotis mei et heredis[1201].  He succeeded his maternal uncle as Châtelain de Lille...Jean chastelain de Lille...” witnessed the charter dated 1237 which records that “Thomas de Savoye mary de ladite Jeanne” committed to observe the treaty between Jeanne Ctss of Flanders and the king of France[1202].  A charter dated Feb 1242 records that Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et Pierre de Boueli chevalier son frère” had sold “leur ville de Combles” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and that “Mahaut femme du châtelain de Lille” had renounced her claim to dower over the town[1203]

m as her first husband, MATHILDE de Béthune, daughter of GUILLAUME de Béthune Seigneur de Pont-Rohard & his wife Elisabeth Dame de Pont-Rohard (-29 Dec after 1267).  A charter dated Feb 1242 records that Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et Pierre de Boueli chevalier son frère” had sold “leur ville de Combles” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and that “Mahaut femme du châtelain de Lille” had renounced her claim to dower over the town[1204].  She married secondly ([Dec 1244/1245]) as his second wife, Robert de Wavrin Sénéchal de Flandre.  “Robert de Wavring sénéchal de Flandre” declared having paid “la dette du châtelain”, with the consent of “Mahaut sa femme veuve de Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et des enfans de ladite Mahaut”, by charter dated 1245[1205].  Heiress of Molembeek, Pont-Rohart.  Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus me feme” donated property “fief...[de] me...mere Mehaus feme monseigneur Robiert de Varwin le senescal de Flandres” to Marciennes by charter dated Mar 1267[1206]The necrology of Pontrohart abbey records the death IV Kal Jan” of “Mathildis castellanæ Insulensis dominæ Ponterohardi et de Molembeka...filiæ...Willermi de Bethunia domini de Ponterohardi, necnon eiusdem uxoris...Elizabeth dominæ de Ponterohardi fundatorum ecclesiæ nostræ” and the donation made by “Rogerii filii sui militis domini de Ponterohardi[1207]

Jean [II] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         [son Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne” promised to marry “son fils aîné quand il sera en âge” to “la fille aînée de Robert sénéchal de Flandre quand elle sera en âge”, and to give “le manoir de Sainghin ou d’Erkinghem ou celui du Plouich” to his son before the marriage, by charter dated Feb 1241[1208].  It is not known whether this son was the same person as Jean [III] de Lille who is named below.  Betrothed (Feb 1241) to --- de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his first wife Eustachie de Châtillon.] 

2.         JEAN [III] de Lille (-[1276/Jun 1277])Châtelain de Lille.  Châtelain de Péronne, which he sold to Guillaume de Longueval, who resold it to Louis IX King of France: Johannes castellanus Insulensis” acknowledged having sold “castellaniam Peronensem” to “domino Guillelmo de Longavalle militi”, who resold it to the king of France, and having received the sale price, by charter dated 29 Aug 1267[1209]Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus de Mortaigne se femme” acknowledged that “Rogiers nos...freres” had donated property to Phalempin by charter dated 28 Oct 1267[1210].  “...Johannes castellanus Insulensis...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[1211]m MATHILDE de Mortagne, daughter of ARNAUD de Mortagne Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Yolande de Coucy (-1311).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenita...filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania, Mathildis” married “castellano Insulensi” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias, quorum primogenitus Joannes” succeeded his father and married “[filiam] domini Joannis de Nigella[1212]Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus de Mortaigne se femme” acknowledged that “Rogiers nos...freres” had donated property to Phalempin by charter dated 28 Oct 1267[1213]Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et Jean châtelain de Lille son fils” acknowledged a debt to Guy Count of Flanders under their guarantee given for “Jakemon de Landas bourgeois de Douai” by charter dated Jun 1277[1214]Jean [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN [IV] de Lille (-before Jun 1292)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenita...filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania, Mathildis” married “castellano Insulensi” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias, quorum primogenitus Joannes” succeeded his father and married “[filiam] domini Joannis de Nigella[1215]Châtelain de Lille: Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et Jean châtelain de Lille son fils” acknowledged a debt to Guy Count of Flanders under their guarantee given for “Jakemon de Landas bourgeois de Douai” by charter dated Jun 1277[1216]Jean châtelain de Lille” sold property to Lille Saint-Pierre, which could use any property to pay dower to “Béatrix sa femme” if he predeceased her, by charter dated Mar 1284[1217]m (before Nov 1279) BEATRIX de Clermont, daughter of SIMON [II] de Clermont Seigneur de Nesle & his wife Adela de Montfort (-after 12 Mar 1293).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenita...filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania, Mathildis” married “castellano Insulensi” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias, quorum primogenitus Joannes” succeeded his father and married “[filiam] domini Joannis [error for Simonis] de Nigella[1218].  “Jean Châtelain de Lille” declared that, if “Béatrix sa femme” claimed dower from revenue at Wattignies which he had sold to Lille Saint-Pierre, the chapter could pay from other revenue by charter dated Nov 1279[1219].  “Beatris de Neele chastellaine de Lille” acknowledged receiving“le tière de le conté à Hierlies” on behalf of her son from his great-aunt by charter dated 12 Mar 1292 (O.S.)[1220].  Jean [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          JEAN [V] de Lille (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  Châtelain de Lille, presumably under the guardianship of his maternal uncles: “Raoul de Clermont connétable de France et seigneur de Nesle et Willaume de Mortagne seigneur de Rumes et de Dossemez” consented to “Jean châtelain de Lille leur neveu” paying money to Bois de Beaulieu abbey where “Maire sœur dudit Jean” was a nun, by charter dated Jun 1292[1221].  “Jean châtelain de Lille écuyer” ratified a sale of property to Lille Saint-Pierre made by “Simon de Marchenelles écuyer” by charter dated Jul 1299[1222].  Goethals-Vercruysse and Voisin record that “le châtelain de Lille” fought at Courtrai in the battalion led by [his matrernal uncle] “[le] connétable Rodolphe de Nesle” and in a later passage name “Jean IV châtelain de Lille” among those who were killed in the battle[1223].  The Chronica of Gilles li Muisis names “castellanus Insulensis” among those who were killed at Courtrai[1224].  A Chronique Anonyme of the war between the king of France and the count of Flanders  names “li castelains de Lille” among those who were killed at Courtrai[1225].  The Chronique Artésienne records “li castelains de Lille” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai 11 Jul 1302[1226]

ii)         [SIMON de Lille (-young).  Vander Haer names “Simon de Lille mort jeune et Guyotte chastelaine apres luy et son heritiere universelle” as the children of Jean Châtelain de Lille who was killed at Courtrai[1227].  He cites no primary source on which he bases the information, which is clearly garbled as Guyotte was the daughter of Jean [IV] whereas Jean [V] was killed at Courtrai.  It should be noted that the name “Simon” was used in the family of the wife of Jean [IV].] 

iii)        GUYOTTE de Lille ([1275]-7 Aug 1337, bur Abbaye de Phalempin)Wallerans de Luxelbourch sires de Ligny et castelains de Lille” notified the payment of a debt by charter dated 5 Nov 1305[1228].  “Wallerans de Lussenbourc sires de Ligny et castelaine de Lille et Guiote damoisiele et castelaine” donated property to Cambrai by charter dated 1 May 1310[1229]The necrology of Lille Saint-Pierre records the names “VII Kal Feb” of “domini Walerani de Luxembourg, domini de Ligny et Guyote uxoris eius castulanæ Insulensis et Jeannis filiis eorum[1230]Guyotte dame de Ligny et châtelaine de Lille” founded at chapel at Neuville, Phalempin, for the souls of “feus Jean son père, de Beatrix de Nesle sa mère, de Mahaut son aïeule” and also for the souls of “Wallerand de Luxembourg son mari et de Jean son fils”, by charter dated Mar 1336[1231]An inscription in the chapel of Saint-Jean-l’Evangéliste at Phalempin records the death 7 Aug 1337 of dame Guyote dame de Ligny chastelaine de Lille[1232].  "Iehans de Luxembourg chastelains de Lille et sire de Roussy", by charter dated 15 Jan 1347, notified letters issued by “nostre...pere monseigneur Walerand de Luxembourg seigneur de Liney et de feu nostre...mere Guyote...chastelaine de Lille[1233]m (before 5 Nov 1305) WALERAN [II] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny, de Beauvoir et de Roussy, son of WALERAN [I] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny & his wife Jeanne de Beauvoir Dame de Beauvoir (-after 1 Nov 1352, bur Notre-Dame de Cambrai). 

iv)       MAIRE de Lille (-after Mar 1320).  Nun at Bois de Beaulieu abbey: Raoul de Clermont connétable de France et seigneur de Nesle et Willaume de Mortagne seigneur de Rumes et de Dossemez” consented to “Jean châtelain de Lille leur neveu” paying money to Bois de Beaulieu abbey where “Maire sœur dudit Jean” was a nun, by charter dated Jun 1292[1234].  “Wallerand de Luxembourg sire de Ligny et Guyotte châtelaine de Lille” noted revenue payable to “leur sœur Maire de Lille religieuse en [l’abbaye de Beaulieu]” by charter dated Mar 1319 (V.S.)[1235]

b)         ROGER de Lille (-[23 Sep 1303/5 Nov 1305]).  Châtelain de Lille: a list of expenses for boarding at Bruges dated 6 Aug 1302 names “Rogier le castelain de Lille[1236].  The signatories of the peace signed 23 Sep 1303 between Philippe IV King of France and the Flemish includes “Roger châtelain de Lille chevalier[1237]

c)         THOMAS de Lille (-after Feb 1282).  He is named “Jean châtelain de Lille et Mahaut châtelaine de Lille pour...Thomassin leur fils ou de leur quatrième fils qui ne seroit pas clerc si Thomas venoit à mourir” in his marriage contract dated Jul 1275[1238].  A charter dated Feb 1282 records that Thomas later refused to marry his betrothed and the settlement of the dispute which followed[1239]Betrothed (Jul 1275, contract broken before Feb 1282) to CATHERINE de Maldeghem, daughter of --- Seigneur de Maldeghem & his wife --- (-after Feb 1282).  The marriage contract between “Jean châtelain de Lille et Mahaut châtelaine de Lille pour...Thomassin leur fils ou de leur quatrième fils qui ne seroit pas clerc si Thomas venoit à mourir” and “Jean de Ghistielle Sgr. de Fourmesielle et de le Wastine et les communs amis de Cath. fille cadette de Mgr. Philippon de Maldenghien” is dated Jul 1275, and provides for inheritance by “demoiselle Agnès sœur cadette de ladite Cath...Phil. de Maldenghiem son frère[1240]

3.         ROGER de Lille (-after 28 Oct 1267).  Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus de Mortaigne se femme” acknowledged that “Rogiers nos...freres” had donated property to Phalempin by charter dated 28 Oct 1267[1241]

4.         ISABELLE de Lille (-after 15 Feb 1267).  Arnoul sire de Mortagne et châtelain de Tournai” promised to indemnify “Bauduin seigneur de Comines son cousin” for the sum for which he had guaranteed “Isabelle et Mahaut enfants de Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et de Péronne” by charter dated Mar 1254[1242].  “Isabeau de Lille sœur du châtelain de Lille” acknowledged that “Jean Cordieles” had received money owed him by the countess of Flanders by charter dated 15 Feb 1267[1243].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1270 confirmed that the sums donated under the charter dated Mar 1254 had been bequeathed to Isabelle and Mathilde by “li castelains Jehans pères le castelain et les demizieles devant dites[1244]

5.         MATHILDE de Lille (-after 12 Mar 1293)Arnoul sire de Mortagne et châtelain de Tournai” promised to indemnify “Bauduin seigneur de Comines son cousin” for the sum for which he had guaranteed “Isabelle et Mahaut enfants de Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et de Péronne” by charter dated Mar 1254[1245].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1270 confirmed that the sums donated under the charter dated Mar 1254 had been bequeathed to Isabelle and Mathilde by “li castelains Jehans pères le castelain et les demizieles devant dites[1246].  Guy Count of Flanders confirmed that “damoiselle Mehaut jadis fille au chastellain de Lille et de Piéronne” acknowledged a debt due to her (“le tière de le conté à Hierlies”) from “mes...frères Jehans de boine memoire jadis chastellains de Lille...pour le raison de men mariage”, that “mes...niés Jehans de boine mémore jadis chastellains de Lille et fius aisnés à men...frère” had requested not to alienate the sum, and that now she granted it to “Jehan chastellain de Lille”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1292 (O.S.)[1247].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  m as his second wife, ROBERT de Wavrin, son of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his first wife Eustachie de Châtillon (-[1308]). 

6.         SIBYLLE de Lille (-after 1304)Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 Dec 1294 under which [her husband] “Jehans de Gavre sires de Hérimes” acknowledged that “medamoisièle Mehaus de Lille” donated dowry to “Sébile se suer me...compaigne...en aidwe de son mariage”, that he had received the money from “noble dame Béatris de Neele castellaine de Lille”, by charter dated 10 Dec 1294[1248]m JAN van Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez, son of ARNOUT van Gavre & his second wife Marguerite --- (-killed in battle 13 Aug 1297). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de COMINES

 

 

1.         ALARD de Comines (-after May 1047).  “…Alardi de Cominiis…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[1249]

 

2.         BOUCHARD de Comines (-after 13 Sep 1083).  "…Bochardi de Commines…" signed the charter dated 13 Sep 1083 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai donated "Altare de Huneghem" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1250]

 

3.         WALKER [Gauthier?] de Comines (-after 1096).  "…Walkerus de Cumines…" subscribed the charter dated 1096 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to Lille Saint-Pierre[1251]

 

 

Two brothers: 

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

a)         GUILLAUME de Comines (-after 1163).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Bas-Warneton and "Balduinum de Comminis" by charter dated 1138, witnessed by "Willelmus frater Balduini, Sygerus patruus eius..."[1252].  “Whillelmus et Balduinus de Comines” subscribed the charter dated 1163 which records a donation to Marchiennes[1253]

b)         BAUDOUIN [I] de Comines (-after 1163).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Bas-Warneton and "Balduinum de Comminis" by charter dated 1138, witnessed by "Willelmus frater Balduini, Sygerus patruus eius..."[1254].  “Whillelmus et Balduinus de Comines” subscribed the charter dated 1163 which records a donation to Marchiennes[1255]

2.         SIGER (-after 1138).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Bas-Warneton and "Balduinum de Comminis" by charter dated 1138, witnessed by "Willelmus frater Balduini, Sygerus patruus eius..."[1256]

 

 

 

1.         BAUDOUIN [II] de Comines (-1218)Seigneur de CominesBalduinus de Comminis cum Beatrice uxore mea” granted privileges at Comines to Nonnenbossche abbey by charter dated 1196[1257].  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, signed by "…Sigeri Gandensis castellani, Theoderici de Beverna, Rogeri castellani Curtracensis, Balduini de Commines, Bernardi de Rosbais…"[1258]"Balduinus dominus de Comines…et Balduinus junior filius meus Ariensis castellanus" renounced rights over revenue from Dranoutre by charter dated 25 Jul 1200[1259]...Balduini de Commines...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[1260]"Balduinus dominus de Commines et filius meus Balduinus junior Ariensis castellanus" freed serfs and offered them to Lille Saint-Pierre by charter dated May 1209[1261]m firstly BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  Balduinus de Comminis cum Beatrice uxore mea” granted privileges at Comines to Nonnenbossche abbey by charter dated 1196[1262]m secondly as her third husband, MATHILDE de Béthune, widow firstly of GAUTHIER de Bourbourg, and secondly of HUGUES de Houdain, daughter of ROBERT [V] "le Roux" Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adelaide --- (-7 Dec 1220).  “Matildis de Hosdagnio et Balduinus de Cominis maritus meus” and “Danielem advocatum Attrebatensem et dominum Bethuniensem” divided “terra de Chockes” between them, inherited from “Aelide filia Balduini quondam comitis de Aubeni”, by charter dated Jan 1216 (O.S.), with the seal of “Mathildis domine de Hosden et castellanee de Broburg” attached[1263]Baudouin [II] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         BAUDOUIN [III] de Comines (-after Jan 1258).  "Balduinus dominus de Comines…et Balduinus junior filius meus Ariensis castellanus" renounced rights over revenue from Dranoutre by charter dated 25 Jul 1200[1264].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et filius meus Balduinus junior Ariensis castellanus" freed serfs and offered them to Lille Saint-Pierre by charter dated May 1209[1265]Seigneur de Comines.  "Balduinus dominus de Comines" acknowledged a sale of property to Saint-Bertin by "Balduinus de Meternes et Elizabeth uxor eius, filia cognate mei Gilleberti de Wartenbeke", confirming an earlier transaction involving property which "domina Agnes mater predicte Elisabeth, ex dono predicti Gilleberti olim mariti suiet tunc temporis vir suus Hugo de Bakelrod" had bequeathed to "dicto Balduino de Meternes et uxori suo", by charter dated 31 Mar 1213[1266].  Châtelain d’Aire.  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et castellanus Ariensis" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "uxore mea Gertrude et filio meo primogenito Balduino", by charter dated Jun 1218, witnessed by "Willelmo fratre meo, prepositi Casletensi…"[1267].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "Gertrude uxore mea", by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Johannes de Commines frater meus…"[1268].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jun 1224, which names "Willelmi prepositi Casletensis et Johannis militis, fratrum meorum, et Balduini junioris filii mei"[1269]"Balduinus dominus de Comines et Balduinus filius meus primogenitus" recognised the right of Lille Saint-Pierre to build a mill at Wevicq by charter dated 22 Feb 1225[1270]Bauduin sire de Comines chevalier, sa fille femme dudit Gérard, Bauduin chevalier damoiseau de Comines et fils de Bauduin…” sealed the charter dated Nov 1240 under which “Gérard sire de Waudripont chevalier” granted rights to the inhabitants of Renaix[1271]"Balduinus miles dominus de Comines" confirmed a sale of property with a donation of revenue to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jan 1249[1272].  "Balduinus miles dominus de Commines" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "filii mei primogeniti Balduini de Commines", by charter dated Jan 1258[1273]m GERTRUDE, daughter of --- (-after 1219).  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et castellanus Ariensis" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "uxore mea Gertrude et filio meo primogenito Balduino", by charter dated Jun 1218, witnessed by "Willelmo fratre meo, prepositi Casletensi…"[1274].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "Gertrude uxore mea", by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Johannes de Commines frater meus…"[1275].  Baudouin [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          BAUDOUIN (-after Jan 1258).  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et castellanus Ariensis" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "uxore mea Gertrude et filio meo primogenito Balduino", by charter dated Jun 1218, witnessed by "Willelmo fratre meo, prepositi Casletensi…"[1276].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jun 1224, which names "Willelmi prepositi Casletensis et Johannis militis, fratrum meorum, et Balduini junioris filii mei"[1277]"Balduinus dominus de Comines et Balduinus filius meus primogenitus" recognised the right of Lille Saint-Pierre to build a mill at Wevicq by charter dated 22 Feb 1225[1278]Bauduin sire de Comines chevalier, sa fille femme dudit Gérard, Bauduin chevalier damoiseau de Comines et fils de Bauduin…” sealed the charter dated Nov 1240 under which “Gérard sire de Waudripont chevalier” granted rights to the inhabitants of Renaix[1279]

ii)         --- (-after Nov 1240).  “Bauduin sire de Comines chevalier, sa fille femme dudit Gérard, Bauduin chevalier damoiseau de Comines et fils de Bauduin…” sealed the charter dated Nov 1240 under which “Gérard sire de Waudripont chevalier” granted rights to the inhabitants of Renaix[1280]m GERARD Seigneur de Waudripont, son of --- (-after Nov 1240). 

b)         GUILLAUME (-after Jun 1224).  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et castellanus Ariensis" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "uxore mea Gertrude et filio meo primogenito Balduino", by charter dated Jun 1218, witnessed by "Willelmo fratre meo, prepositi Casletensi…"[1281].  Provost of Cassel.  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jun 1224, which names "Willelmi prepositi Casletensis et Johannis militis, fratrum meorum, et Balduini junioris filii mei"[1282]

c)         JEAN (-after Jun 1224).  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "Gertrude uxore mea", by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Johannes de Commines frater meus…"[1283].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jun 1224, which names "Willelmi prepositi Casletensis et Johannis militis, fratrum meorum, et Balduini junioris filii mei"[1284]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13.  HEREN van NINOVE

 

 

1.         AMAURY [I] .  The De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "principes Ninivenses Amalricus et filius eius Amelricus"[1285]Heer van Ninovem ---.  The name of Amaury’s wife is not known.  Amaury [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         AMAURY [II] (-after 1116).  The De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "principes Ninivenses Amalricus et filius eius Amelricus"[1286]Heer van NinoveConnétable de Flandre: "…Amalrici stabularii…" signed the charter dated 13 Jul 1110 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to Bourbourg[1287].  "…Amulrici de Ninive…" signed the charter dated 1116 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders amended service obligations for Saint-Amand[1288].  "…Amulrici conestabuli…" witnessed the charter dated 1116 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders granted privileges to "ecclesiæ Elnonense cœnobium"[1289]m ---.  The name of Amaury’s wife is not known.  Amaury [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GERARD (-after 22 Sep 1139).  The Historia Fundationis Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Gerardus cognomento Constabularius, filius Amelrici Flandrensis constabularii"[1290].  The De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Gerardus filius Amelrici Flandrum constabularii"[1291]Heer van Ninove.  Nicholas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the foundation of the church at Ninove by Gerardus…Amulrici filius” by charter dated 1138[1292]Connétable de Flandre: "…Gerardi constabularii de Ninive…" witnessed the charter dated 22 Sep 1139 under which "Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand[1293]m GISELA van Peteghem, daughter of ENGELBERT [V] Heer van Peteghem & his wife ---.  The Historia Fundationis Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Gisla…filia…domini Ingelberti de Petenghem" as the wife of "Gerardus cognomento Constabularius, filius Amelrici Flandrensis constabularii" and adds that they had two daughters "Machtildem de Ninive et Ermengardem de Wome"[1294].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the same information without stating Gisela’s parentage[1295].  Gerard & his wife had two children: 

(a)       MATHILDE (-after 1167, bur Ninove).  The Historia Fundationis Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Machtildem de Ninive et Ermengardem de Wome" as the two daughters of "Gerardus cognomento Constabularius, filius Amelrici Flandrensis constabularii" and his wife[1296].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon names "Machtildem de Ninive et Ermengardem de Woma abbatissa de Ghileghem" as the two daughters of "oppidi Ninivensis advocatus Gerardus…cognomento Constabularius, Amelrici Flandrensis constabularius filius" and his wife[1297].  The De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Gerardum…de Grimberges et uxorem eius Mathildem"[1298].  The Vetus chronicon Ninivense records that "Gérard, Mathilde sa femme, et leurs fils Gérard et Arnoul" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Ninove by charter dated 1167[1299]m GERARD [II] van Grimbergen, son of GERARD [I] van Grimbergen & his wife --- (-after 1167, bur Ninove). 

(b)       ERMENGARDE .  The Historia Fundationis Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Machtildem de Ninive et Ermengardem de Wome" as the two daughters of "Gerardus cognomento Constabularius, filius Amelrici Flandrensis constabularii" and his wife[1300].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon names "Machtildem de Ninive et Ermengardem de Woma abbatissa de Ghileghem" as the two daughters of "oppidi Ninivensis advocatus Gerardus…cognomento Constabularius, Amelrici Flandrensis constabularius filius" and his wife[1301]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14.  HEREN van OUDENAARDE

 

 

Oudenaarde is located about 20 kilometres north-east of Kortrijk, and just east of Peteghem, in the present-day Belgian province of East Flanders. 

 

 

1.         GERARD van Oudenaarde (-after 1042).  "Gerardus de Oldenarde" donated "duos mansos…in villa Ostresele" to Saint-Pierre Blandin, for the soul of "uxoris suæ Gundradæ", by charter dated to 1042 from the context[1302]m GUNDRADA, daughter of --- (-after 1042).  "Gerardus de Oldenarde" donated "duos mansos…in villa Ostresele" to Saint-Pierre Blandin, for the soul of "uxoris suæ Gundradæ", by charter dated to 1042 from the context[1303]

 

2.         GUIDO van Oudenaarde (-after May 1047).  …Guidonis de Aldenarda…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[1304]

 

3.         HUGO van Oudenaarde (-after 1056).  ...Roberti advocati, Iohannis advocati Attrebatensis, Hugonis Aldenardensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1038 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[1305]"…Hugonis de Aldenarde…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 1046 under which Baudouin Bishop of Tournai donated "Altare de Oostburgh" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1306].  "Balduini de Warnastum, Hugonis de Oldenaerde, Roberti et Wenemari de Lens, Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1307]

 

4.         ARNOUD [I] van Oudenaarde (-after 13 Sep 1083).  Heer van Oudenaarde.  His parentage is unknown.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1308], he was the possible son of Hugo, son of Engelbert [II] Heer van Peteghem.  The basis for this hypothesis has not been traced.  If onomastics only are considered, there must be some doubt whether this can be correct as the name Arnoud is not found in the known members of the Peteghem family.  "…Arnulfi de Aldenarda…" signed the charter dated 1034 under which "Heimericus de Lophen" donated "hereditatem suam in pago Bracbantense in villa Berda vel Cuckenbeka" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[1309].  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1310].  "…Arnulphi de Aldinarda, Walterii de Chimai, Walteri comitis de Hesdin, Balduini comitis de Gisnes, Walteri castellani Duacensis…" signed the charter dated 1065 under Philippe I King of France confirmed the rights of Hasnon abbey[1311].  "…Arnulphi de Aldenarda…" signed the charter dated 13 Sep 1083 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai donated "Altare de Huneghem" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1312]

 

5.         DIRK van Oudenaarde (-after 1093).  “Gossuini de Montibus, Theoderici de Avesnis, Theoderici de Aldenarda, [Segardi] de Ceocs, Manasse de Betunia, Fastredi, Walteri de Lens, Walcheri de Chirvia, Anselli de Ribodimonte...” subscribed a charter dated 1084 for the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[1313].  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "…Theodericus de Aldenarda…"[1314]m ADELENDE de Chièvres, daughter of --- (-after 1093).  “Adelendem de Cirvia uxorem Theoderici Aldenardensis” donated “villam...Helsbeca” to Eename abbey by charter dated to [1093/1110][1315]

 

6.         ARNOUD [II] van Oudenaarde (-[1105/06]).  Albert of Aix records that "uxor comitis Baldewini Hainaucorum" wept bitterly for the death of "Arnulfi…principis de castello Aldenardis" who had been "socius et conviator eius de terra…Galliæ", dated to [1105/06] from the context[1316]m ---.  The name of Arnoud’s wife is not known.  Arnoud [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [MATHILDE van Oudenaarde (-after 1110).  Odon Bishop of Cambrai donated nove cappelle construende in Novoburgo apud Aldenardum” to Eename abbey, with the consent of “comes Flandrie Robertus...filio suo Balduino ac Mathilde filia Arnolfi junioris Aldenardensis” by charter dated 1110[1317].  It is not certain that “Arnulfi junioris” was Arnoud [II].] 

 

 

1.         ARNOUD [III] van Oudenaarde (-after 1156).  Heer van Oudenaarde...Arnoldus de Aldenarde...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[1318].  "…Arnulphus de Aldenaerden…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[1319].  "…Arnoldi de Aldenarde…" signed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1320].  "…Arnoldi de Oldenarde…" signed the charter dated 1156 under which Thierry Count of Flanders approved the privileges of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1321]

 

 

GISELBERT van Oudenaarde (-before 1176)Heer van Oudenaarde

m as her first husband, RICHILDE, daughter of EVERARD [III] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai & his first wife Mathilde de Béthune (-after 1215).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richeldem" as daughter of "Evrardum cognomina Radonem" and his first wife, adding that she married "Gislberto de Aldenarde" and secondly "Waltero de Sothenghien"[1322]Rikildis Aldenardensis domina” donated revenue from “villam...Leseines” to Eename abbey, for the soul of “Gilliberti domini et mariti mei”, by charter dated 1176, witnessed by “...Libbo d’Aldenardo, Alardus de Mercka, et tres cognati mei de Betuna, Roberto, Willelmo, Conrado[1323]"Riquildis domina de Aldenarda et…filius meus Arnulphus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre, for the soul of "mariti mei Ghilberti de Aldenarda", by charter dated 1181, witnessed by "…Gerardi de Sottinghien…"[1324].  She married secondly (after 1181) Wouter [II] van Zotteghem.  Her two marriages are confirmed by the 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre which names "Gautiers de Sothenghien…freres fu Arnoul d’Audenarde de par sa mere ma dame Rikaut"[1325].  Baudouin VIII Count of Flanders guaranteed payments by "Walteri de Sotenghiem et Richeldis de Aldenarda uxoris eius" relating to the purchase of the forest of Lessines, by charter dated Oct 1193[1326]"Galterus de Sottengem et uxor mea Ricaldis" donated property "in parochia de Felseca" to Ninove by charter dated 1212, another charter dated 1212 recording that "Arnoldus de Aldenardo" confirmed the donations made by "dominus Galterus de Sotengem de consensu matris meæ Ricaldis" signed by "Razonis de Gavera et Arnoldi filii sui, Walteri de Sotengem et Oliveri fratris eius…"[1327].  “Ricaldis de Aldenarda” donated woods at “Parvach” to Mons Saint-Martin, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Arnulfi domini de Aldenarde, Everardi, et Walteri domini de Sotengiem”, by charter dated 1215[1328]

Giselbert & his wife had two children: 

1.         ARNOUD [IV] van Oudenaarde (-after Aug 1242).  "Riquildis domina de Aldenarda et…filius meus Arnulphus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre, for the soul of "mariti mei Ghilberti de Aldenarda", by charter dated 1181, witnessed by "…Gerardi de Sottinghien…"[1329]Heer van OudenaardeArnulfus de Audenarde” confirmed the donation to Cambron made by “Matheus de Linea...et Fulco filius eius” by charter dated 30 Jun 1210, witnessed by “Everardus Radulfus frater meus...[1330]"Galterus de Sottengem et uxor mea Ricaldis" donated property "in parochia de Felseca" to Ninove by charter dated 1212, another charter dated 1212 recording that "Arnoldus de Aldenardo" confirmed the donations made by "dominus Galterus de Sotengem de consensu matris meæ Ricaldis" signed by "Razonis de Gavera et Arnoldi filii sui, Walteri de Sotengem et Oliveri fratris eius…"[1331].  “Ricaldis de Aldenarda” donated woods at “Parvach” to Mons Saint-Martin, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Arnulfi domini de Aldenarde, Everardi, et Walteri domini de Sotengiem”, by charter dated 1215[1332]Arnoul d’Oudenarde” guaranteed the loyalty of “Daniel de Masquelines”, with the consent of “Roger de Rozoi son seigneur”, by charter dated [Jul 1215][1333]A charter dated May 1223 records an agreement between "Gerardus dominus de Grimberg" and "dominum nostrum ducem Lotharingiæ" which names "Arnoldum de Audenaerde…"[1334].  "Arnouls dis sires d’Oudenarde et Aelis" his wife granted revenue to "Jean de Rethel" on his marriage to "leur fille Marie", by charter dated Nov 1235[1335].  Under a codicil dated Aug 1242, Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed as his executors “Eustache de Rœux chevalier son cousin, Bauduin de Mervenghien, Alix sa femme, Robert de Saint-Jacques et Eustache de Gand, frère cordeliers”, guaranteed by “Jean son fils”, sealed by “Arnould de Mortagne son neveu et Wautier de Ligne”, in the presence of “Louis son neveu, Jean de Wanes, Wautier de Ligne le jeune et Thierri son frère…[1336].  Arnoud’s relationship with Eustache de Rœulx was through the Tournai family of their mothers.  m as her first husband, ALIX de Rozoy, daughter of ROGER de Rozoy & his wife Alix d’Avesnes (-after Feb 1265).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Rogeri [de Rosoy] soror primogenita…Aelidis" married "domino Arnulpho de Audenarde"[1337].  "Arnouls dis sires d’Oudenarde et Aelis" his wife granted revenue to "Jean de Rethel" on his marriage to "leur fille Marie", by charter dated Nov 1235[1338].  Under a codicil dated Aug 1242, Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed as his executors “Eustache de Rœux chevalier son cousin, Bauduin de Mervenghien, Alix sa femme, Robert de Saint-Jacques et Eustache de Gand, frère cordeliers[1339]Clementia comitissa Salmensis” noted the donations made by “Aelidis dicta domina de Audenarde, Juliana dicta domina de Asperomonte...sorores meæ...[et] Rogero domino Rosetensi...fratri meo” and the monks at Signy by charter dated 1246[1340].  She married secondly --- de LesinesAelis appelée de Audenarde dame de Lessines...Jehans mes fils appeleis sires de Audenarde” donated property “à Tongre” to Cambron abbey by charter dated Mar 1257[1341]Aelidis domina quondam de Audenarde et nunc domina de Lessines” donated property to "ecclesiæ de Cantiprato", for the soul of "bonæ memoriæ Arnoldi quondam mariti", by charter dated 1259[1342].  “Aelidis dicta domina de Audenarde et domina de Lesines” donated property “in tenemento de Baffia” to Cambron, with the consent of “Johannis filii mei”, by charter dated Feb 1264 (O.S.)[1343]Arnoud [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         JAN van Oudenaarde (-[12 Dec 1293/Apr 1294])The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Joannes" as the son of "domino Arnulpho de Audenarde" and his wife[1344].  Under a codicil dated Aug 1242, Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed his executors, guaranteed by “Jean son fils[1345]Heer van OudenaardeJohannes miles dominus de Audenarde” donated property “in Bafia tenebam in feodum de...domino Johanne de Avesnis” to Cambron by charter dated Aug 1251[1346]Johannes de Audenarde miles et...Mathildis relicta...Gerardi quondam vicedomini Pinchonii uxor nostra” confirmed a donation to Amiens made by “Eustachius dictus Dyabolus” by charter dated Apr 1252[1347]Aelis appelée de Audenarde dame de Lessines...Jehans mes fils appeleis sires de Audenarde” donated property “à Tongre” to Cambron abbey by charter dated Mar 1257[1348]Jehans...sires d’Audenarde” granted revenue from vines, as he had granted to “mon signor Loeis d’Audenarde signor de Marke, avoe de Hasbaing men cousin”, to “Ernous ainsnes fix et oirs de celui Loeis”, reserving “ara Mahaus dame de Marke avoeresse de Hasbaing mere celui Ernoul”, by charter dated Nov 1261[1349].  Seigneur de Rozoy: Johannes miles dictus dominus de Audenarde et dominus de Roseto” confirmed the donation of property “in tenemento de Baffia” to Cambron made by “domina mater mea” by charter dated Feb 1264 (O.S.)[1350]"Jehans dis Sires d’Audenarde et Sires de Rosoit et Mehaus sa femme Vidamesse d’Amiens Dame de Piquigny" donated property to "le Maison des Vaus des Virgenes de Pamele" by charter dated Jan 1277[1351].  "Jehans dis sires d’Audennarde sires de Rosoit" confirmed the testament of "me…fille Marie jadis dame de Nineve" (confirmed by "mon segnor Jehan de Neela qu’on dit de Falleni [son mari]") by charter dated 1277[1352].  Jan Heer van Oudenaarde en Rosoy promised to deliver Lodewijk van Marke his cousin to the count of Flanders if he captured him, by charter dated 128[0/9][1353]m firstly ADELA de Soissons, daughter of JEAN [II] de Nesle Comte de Soissons & his first wife Marie du Thour et de Chimay (-before 1252).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Joannes", son of "domino Arnulpho de Audenarde", married "filia Joannis comitis Suessionensis"[1354].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille monseignour Alart de Chimay ki siet en Haynau...hoirs de la terre de Chimai" by whom he had “2 fils et 3 filles...li ainsnes...Aelis fut mariee a monseignour Jehan d’Adenarde, qui ot de li une fille...Marie[1355]m secondly as her second husband, MATHILDE de Crecques, widow of GERARD [III] de Picquigny Vidame d’Amiens, daughter of ANSEAU [II] de Crecques & his wife Beatrix de Guines (-after 1296).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Joannes", son of "domino Arnulpho de Audenarde", married secondly "sororem domini Roberti de Cresekes, relictam vicedomini de Pinkengni"[1356]Johannes de Audenarde miles et...Mathildis relicta...Gerardi quondam vicedomini Pinchonii uxor nostra” confirmed a donation to Amiens made by “Eustachius dictus Dyabolus” by charter dated Apr 1252[1357].  "Jehans dis Sires d’Audenarde et Sires de Rosoit et Mehaus sa femme Vidamesse d’Amiens Dame de Piquigny" donated property to "le Maison des Vaus des Virgenes de Pamele" by charter dated Jan 1277[1358].  Jan & his first wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE van Oudenaarde (-[1276/77]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "unam ...filiam" of "Joannis Suessionensis comitis primogenita...Aelidis...[et] Johanni de Audenarde" married “domino Godefrido de Peruwes” by whom she was childless and secondly "domino Johanni de Falem" by whom she had two daughters[1359].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille monseignour Alart de Chimay ki siet en Haynau...hoirs de la terre de Chimai" by whom he had “2 fils et 3 filles...li ainsnes...Aelis fut mariee a monseignour Jehan d’Adenarde, qui ot de li une fille...Marie” who married “monseigneur Godefroi de Peruwes” who died “sans avoir hoir de li” and secondly “monseigneur Jehan de Falleui qui ot de li 2 filles[1360].  Dame de Baucigny et de Montcornet.  Butkens identifies Marie’s first husband as the son of Godefroi de Perwez (who died in 1257) and adds that during her life he married his second wife Félicité de Trainel, which resulted in disputes over his succession between his children by his second wife and his sisters[1361].  Jean Duke of Brabant granted revenue (“redditus nostros”) from “Buscho-Ducis...Laet et Ghieleyde”, after the death (“post decessum”) of “dominæ Mariæ quondam uxoris domini de Peruwez bonæ memoriæ dominæ de Ninive”, to "Domino Willelmo domino de Hoern" by charter dated 2 Feb 1271, witnessed by "Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallio, Walterus Berthout dominus Magliniæ et Henricus dominus de Bautershem"[1362].  The wording of the document suggests that Marie was still alive at the time and that the grant would take place after her death.  "Jehans dis sires d’Audennarde sires de Rosoit" confirmed the testament of "me…fille Marie jadis dame de Nineve" (confirmed by "mon segnor Jehan de Neela qu’on dit de Falleni [son mari]") by charter dated 1277[1363]m firstly (repudiated [1254]) as his first wife, GODEFROI de Perwez, son of GODEFROI de Louvain Heer van Perwez & his wife Alix van Grimberghe (-[Apr 1265/31 Oct 1270]).  Seigneur de Perwez, Heer van Grimberghe 1260.  m secondly JEAN [II] de Nesle Seigneur de Falvy et de la Hermalle, son of JEAN [I] de Nesle Seigneur de Falvy & his first wife Beatrix --- (-Dec 1300). 

Jan & his second wife had children: 

ii)         ARNOUD [V] van Oudenaarde (-1310 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Arnulphus" as first son of "domino Johannis de Audenarde" and his second wife[1364].  “Ernous chevaliers, ainsneis fius à...monsengneur Jehan dit sengneur d’Audenarde et sengneur de Rosoit” acknowledged “Mère, Pamele, les bos Nocre, Wackines, Floberc, Lessines...” as fiefs from the count of Flanders by charter dated Mar 1280[1365]m firstly as her second husband, ISABELLE de Sebourg, widow of BAUDOUIN de Hénin-Liétard, daughter of PHILIPPE de Hainaut Seigneur de Sebourg & his wife --- d’Estrépy (-after 1281).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Arnulphus", son of "domino Johannis de Audenarde", married "dominam de Seburgo, relictam domini Balduini de Hennin" as his first wife[1366].  A charter 1281 records the ratification by “domina Elysabeth domina de Sebourch uxor somini Arnulphi de Audenarde militis” of the sale of “villae...Courtemerk in Flandria, Tornacensis dioecesis” by her husband by Guy Count of Flanders[1367]m secondly JEANNE de Chauny, daughter of ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Arnulphus", son of "domino Johannis de Audenarde", married "sororem Radulphi Flamenc de Kanni" as his second wife[1368].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Arnoud [V] & his first wife had one child: 

(a)       ISABELLE (-1321 or after).  “Willaumes de Mortaigne chevaliers sires de Rumeis et me dame Ysabiaus dame de Rumeis se femme et fille à mon seigneur Ernoul d’Audenarde” granted property “en le parroce de Templueve et de Blandaing” to Guy Count of Flanders by charter dated May 1291[1369].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly (before Mar 1291) as his fourth wife, GUILLAUME de Mortagne Seigneur de Rumes, son of ARNAUD de Mortagne Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne & his wife Yolande de Coucy (-1302 or after).  m secondly (before 23 Nov 1321) GERARD de Grandpré Seigneur de Houffalize, son of HENRI de Grandpré Seigneur de Livry & his second wife Isabelle de Luxembourg (-[1352/21 Nov 1356]). 

iii)        JAN van Oudenaarde .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Joannes" as second son of "domino Johannis de Audenarde" and his second wife[1370]

iv)       ROBERT van Oudenaarde (-murdered 25 Jun 1297).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Robertus" as third son of "domino Johannis de Audenarde" and his second wife[1371]

v)        ALEIDIS van Oudenaarde (-1305).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that the eldest daughter of "domino Johannis de Audenarde" and his second wife married "Godefrido comiti de Vienna in Ardenna"[1372]"Maria comitissa de Viana domina de Grimberg et Perweis" confirmed a sale of property to Grimbergen by "Godefridus filius noster maior natu" with the consent of "uxoris suæ Aleydis", by charter dated 1278[1373]Godefrois cuens de Vyanne et...Aelis comtesse de Vyanne feme...file...monsigneur Jehan apielet de Audenarde signeur de Rosoit” sold property to Cambron by charter dated Feb 1284[1374]Godefridus comes de Viane” confirmed the possessions of Ninove abbey, with the consent of “dominæ Aalis meæ uxoris”, by charter dated 1285[1375]m (1278 or before) GOTTFRIED Graf von Vianden, son of PHILIPP [I] Graf von Vianden & his wife Marie van Perwez [Brabant] (-[10 Dec 1307/15 Oct 1310]). 

vi)       --- van Oudenaarde .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that the second daughter of "domino Johannis de Audenarde" and his second wife married "Waltero de Tuppengni"[1376]m GAUTHIER de Toupigny, son of ---. 

b)         MARIE van Oudenaarde (-1279 or after).  The marriage contract of "Jean fils ainé de Hugues comte de Rethel" and "Arnoul d’Oudenarde chevalier…sa fille Marotte" is dated 12 Jun 1225, and provides for the marriage when Jean reached 12 years old[1377].  "Arnouls dis sires d’Oudenarde et Aelis" his wife granted revenue to "Jean de Rethel" on his marriage to "leur fille Marie", by charter dated Nov 1235[1378].  Dame de Baucigny et de Montcornet.  Vrouw van Pamele.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Godefrido de Lovanio, fratri ducis Brabantiæ Henrici" married "soror…domini Joannis de Audenarde" by whom she had four sons and one daughter[1379]"Godefridus dominus de Baucignies frater ducis Brabantie et Maria uxor eius" settled a dispute with the abbey of Thenailles concerning "haya de Harcenies" by charter dated 1245[1380].  A charter dated Jun 1246 records an agreement between "Jehan conte de Rethest" and "Godefroy de Louvain et Marie de Audenarde sa femme" concerning "Pertes et Tannion" which were her dower when she married "Jehan le fil le conte Huon de Rethest"[1381]m firstly (betrothed 12 Jun 1225, before Nov 1235) JEAN de Rethel, son of HUGUES [III] Comte de Rethel & his first wife Mabile Châtelain d’Ypres, Dame de Bailleul ([1222/23]-before Nov 1238).  m secondly (before 7 Aug 1243) GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Gaesbeek, son of HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre (1209-22 Jan 1254, bur Afflighem).  Seigneur de Baucigny 1246.  Heer van Herstal 1247. 

2.         EVERARD RADULF  (-27 Sep 1215).  Arnulfus de Audenarde” confirmed the donation to Cambron made by “Matheus de Linea...et Fulco filius eius” by charter dated 30 Jun 1210, witnessed by “Everardus Radulfus frater meus...[1382]Ricaldis de Aldenarda” donated woods at “Parvach” to Mons Saint-Martin, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Arnulfi domini de Aldenarde, Everardi, et Walteri domini de Sotengiem”, by charter dated 1215[1383].  Heer van Maarke.  m ---.  Everard Radulf & his wife had one child: 

a)         LODEWIJK van Oudenaarde (-before Nov 1261).  His parentage is indicated by the codicil dated Aug 1242 under which Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed his executors, in the presence of “Louis son neveu, Jean de Wanes, Wautier de Ligne le jeune et Thierri son frère…[1384]Heer van Maarke. 

-        SEIGNEURS de LUMAIN

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15.  CHÂTELAINS d’OUDENBURG

 

 

Oudenburg is situated on the south-eastern outskirts of Oostende, about 12 kilometres west of Bruges. 

 

 

1.         GARNIER d’Oudenburg...Warneri d’Audenburch...” witnessed the charter dated 13 Sep 1083 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai donated "altare de Huneghem" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1385]

 

2.         GUILLAUME d’Oudenbourg (-after 1146).  "...Christiano de Gistela, Willelmo de Oldenburc..." witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated "censum...de Gistela" to Saint-Bertin[1386].  "...Radulphus Brugensis castellanus, Anselmus Yprensis, Xpristianus de Gistela, Willelmus de Aldenburg, Gervasius de Prato…" witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Furnes abbey[1387]

 

3.         HENRI d’Oudenburg (-after 1161).  Châtelain d’Oudenburg: “Eustachii camerarii, Henrici castellani de Aldenborg...” witnessed the charter dated 1151 under which “Walterus de Heines advocatus ecclesie sancti Petri Aldenborg” confirmed donations to Oudenburg made by “patre meo Conone atque patruo meo Waltero[1388]...Robertus et Simon de Ghistelle, Henricus de Aldenburch...” witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed a sale of property to Afflighem abbey[1389].  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that Henricus de Aldenburg cum sua uxore Beatrice” donated property to Oudenburg abbey by charter dated 1161[1390]m BEATRICE, daughter of --- (-after 1161).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that Henricus de Aldenburg cum sua uxore Beatrice” donated property to Oudenburg abbey by charter dated 1161[1391]

 

 

GERARD [II] de Bailleul, son of --- (-before 1216)Châtelain d’Oudenburg: Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed that “Arnoldus vicecomes de Gistella cum uxore sua Agnete” donated property “in parochia de Erneghem et Westkerca et Roxem et Bekeghem, inter Pita et Watervalla...decimam...ab ecclesia S. Nicolai de Ribelmund” to Oudenburg abbey by charter dated 1180, witnessed by “...Gerardus vicecomes de Aldenburg...Christianus de Gistella...[1392].  “...Balduino castellano Yprensi, Gerardo castellano Oudenburgensi...” witnessed the charter dated 1187 under which Philippe Count of Flanders granted land to build a hospital at Ypres[1393]Gerardus castellanus de Aldeburg” recalled the donation of property “apud villam Erdenka” made to Saint-Godard hospital by “frater meus Balduinus de Balliolo”, for the soul of “fratris sui Hostonis”, adding a donation “postmodum ad eandem fratris mei successissem hereditatem quam habebat in Erdenka” made “per manum domini et nepotis mei Balduini”, with the consent of “Vergina uxore mea”, by charter dated 1201[1394].  “Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenborg et uxor mea Virginia” donated an eel pond to Dunes, with the consent of “duabus filiabus nostris Katerina...Flandrie cameraria et Maria”, by charter dated 1204[1395].  “Egidius Bartouth et Katerina uxor mea” confirmed the donation of eel ponds to Dunes made by “bone memorie nobilis vir Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenburga et Virginia uxor eius, pater...et mater uxoris mee” by charter dated 27 Jun 1217[1396]Eustacius Flandrie camerarius et dominus de Aldenborg” confirmed donations made by “domina Katerina mater mea et dominus Egidius maritus eius...dominus Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenborg avus meus et dominia Vergina eius uxor avia mea” to Dunes by charter dated Mar 1235[1397]

m VIRGINIE, daughter of --- (-after [27 Jun 1217]).  The origin of Virginie is not known.  It is possible that she was heiress of Oudenburg, which she passed to her husband.  Gerardus castellanus de Aldeburg” recalled the donation of property “apud villam Erdenka” made to Saint-Godard hospital by “frater meus Balduinus de Balliolo”, for the soul of “fratris sui Hostonis”, adding a donation “postmodum ad eandem fratris mei successissem hereditatem quam habebat in Erdenka” made “per manum domini et nepotis mei Balduini”, with the consent of “Vergina uxore mea”, by charter dated 1201[1398].  “Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenborg et uxor mea Virginia” donated an eel pond to Dunes, with the consent of “duabus filiabus nostris Katerina...Flandrie cameraria et Maria”, by charter dated 1204[1399].  “Egidius Bartouth et Katerina uxor mea” confirmed the donation of eel ponds to Dunes made by “bone memorie nobilis vir Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenburga et Virginia uxor eius, pater...et mater uxoris mee” by charter dated 27 Jun 1217[1400]Eustacius Flandrie camerarius et dominus de Aldenborg” confirmed donations made by “domina Katerina mater mea et dominus Egidius maritus eius...dominus Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenborg avus meus et dominia Vergina eius uxor avia mea” to Dunes by charter dated Mar 1235[1401]

Gérard & his wife had two children: 

1.         CATHERINE de Bailleul (-after Apr 1223).  “Baldevinus Flandrie camerarius” donated property “in parochia de Westenda de comite Flandrie tenebam in feodo” to Oudenburg abbey, with the consent of “Katerinam uxorem meam et Huweinum necnon et Gerardum fratres meos”, by charter dated 1201[1402]Dame d’Oudenburg.  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Mar 1235 under which [her son] “Eustacius Flandrie camerarius et dominus de Aldenborg” confirmed donations made by “domina Katerina mater mea et dominus Egidius maritus eius...dominus Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenborg avus meus et dominia Vergina eius uxor avia mea” to Dunes, with the consent of “Geraldi fratris mei[1403]Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenborg et uxor mea Virginia” donated an eel pond to Dunes, with the consent of “duabus filiabus nostris Katerina...Flandrie cameraria et Maria”, by charter dated 1204[1404]Her second marriage is dated from the charter dated 1206 under which Louis Comte de Looz, Count of Holland confirmed the alliance between the counts of Flanders and Holland, witnessed by “...Wautier Bertaut, Gilles camérier de Flandre...”, included in the vidimus of Guy Bishop of Cambrai dated Dec 1246[1405]Egidius Bartouth et Katerina uxor mea” confirmed the donation of eel ponds to Dunes made by “bone memorie nobilis vir Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenburga et Virginia uxor eius, pater...et mater uxoris mee”, with the consent of “duorum filiorum uxoris mee Eustacii et Gerardi”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1217, witnessed by “Balduinus canonicus de Commines frater uxoris mee...[1406]Eustatius camerarius Flandrie” noted that “dominus meus Egidius Bertoud et uxor eius Katerina...mater mea domina de Oudenborg” had donated revenue to Oudenburg abbey from “terre in Oudenhofstede” by charter dated Nov 1217[1407].  “Egidius Bertout dominus de Oudenborg et Katerina uxor mea” sold property “in Varekin Stic” to “Willelmo Walcherling”, with the consent of “Eustachius camerarius”, by charter dated Jun 1218[1408].  “Eustachius de Grammines camerarius Flandrie, Adelice uxor mea et Gerardus frater meus” sold property “apud Audenbergh”, sold by “dominus Egidius Bertout vitricus meus et domina Katerina mater mea uxor eius”, to Oudenburg abbey by charter dated Apr 1222[1409].  “Egidius Bertoud dominus de Oudenborg et Katerina uxor mea” sold property to Oudenburg, with the consent of “Eustachii camerarii Flandrie et Gerardi fratris sui”, by charter dated Apr 1223[1410]m firstly BAUDOUIN de Grammines Chambellan de Flandre, son of EUSTACHE [I] de Grammines Chambellan de Flandre & his wife --- (-[1201/04]).  m secondly ([1204/06]) GILLES Berthout, son of WALTER [III] Berthout & his wife Bonne de Looz (-after Apr 1223).  Seigneur d’Oudenburg, de iure uxoris

2.         MARIE de Bailleul (-after 1204).  Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenborg et uxor mea Virginia” donated an eel pond to Dunes, with the consent of “duabus filiabus nostris Katerina...Flandrie cameraria et Maria”, by charter dated 1204[1411]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16.  HEREN van PETEGHEM

 

 

Peteghem is located about 15 kilometres north-east of Kortrijk, and just west of Oudenaarde, in the present-day Belgian province of East Flanders. 

 

 

1.         ENGELBERT van Peteghem (-[1032/46]).  "…Engelberti de Petengien…" subscribed the charter dated to [1018/31] (document incorrectly dated 1002) under which "Hernoldus cum mea coniuge Richelde" donated "villam…Bovines" to the abbey of Saint-Amand[1412].  "Avacyn" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre and received "Engelbert de Peteghem" as protector by charter dated to [1032], a later text adding that "Athelard fils d’Engelbert" became her protector[1413]m ---.  The name of Engelbert’s wife is not known.  Engelbert & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALARD van Peteghem (-after 1060).  "Avacyn" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre and received "Engelbert de Peteghem" as protector by charter dated to [1032], a later text adding that "Athelard fils d’Engelbert" became her protector[1414].  "…Alardi de Peteghem…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 1046 under which Baudouin Bishop of Tournai donated "Altare de Oostburgh" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1415].  "…Alardus de Petengem…" signed the charter dated 1052 under which "Reineuuif cum filio meo Arnulfo" donated property "in villa Bosenghem" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[1416].  "…Alardi de Petengem…" signed the charter dated 1060 under which "femina Godelif" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1417]

 

2.         ALARD van Peteghem (-after 13 Sep 1083).  "…Olardi de Petengheim…" signed the charter dated 13 Sep 1083 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai donated "Altare de Huneghem" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1418]

 

3.         ENGELBERT [III] van Peteghem (-after 5 Aug 1111).  "…Fastradi de Tornaco, Liettardi de Henim…Engilberti de Peitengen…Rogeri de Insula…" signed the charter dated 5 Aug 1111 under which Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand[1419]

 

4.         ROGER van Peteghem (-after 1156).  "…Rogeri de Petenghem…" signed the charter dated 1156 under which Thierry Count of Flanders approved the privileges of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1420]