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INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                HEREN van AALST. 3

Chapter 2.                CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES. 7

A.         CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES.. 7

B.         CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES (NESLE) 14

Chapter 3.                CHÂTELAINS de COURTRAI (KORTRIJK) 17

Chapter 4.                HEREN van DENDERMONDE. 21

Chapter 5.                CHÂTELAINS de DIXMUDE [DIKSMUIDE] (HEREN van BEVEREN) 24

Chapter 6.                HEREN van GAVRE [GAVERE] 37

A.         HEREN van GAVRE [GAVERE] 38

B.         HEREN van SCHORISSE [SEIGNEURS d’ESCORNAIX] 47

C.        HEREN van LIEDEKERKE.. 50

D.        SEIGNEURS d’HERIMEZ, HEREN van STEENKERKE.. 58

Chapter 7.                GENT. 73

A.         AVOCATS de SAINT-PIERRE de GAND.. 73

B.         CHÂTELAINS de GAND.. 76

C.        CHÂTELAINS de GAND (VIGGEZELE) 88

D.        HEREN van BOELARE [BOULERS] 99

E.         HEREN van NEVELE.. 103

Chapter 8.                HEREN van GISTEL (GHISTELLES) 109

Chapter 9.                HEREN van NINOVE. 130

Chapter 10.              HEREN van OUDENAARDE. 132

Chapter 11.              CHÂTELAINS d’OUDENBURG. 142

Chapter 12.              HEREN van PETEGHEM.. 146

Chapter 13.              CHÂTELAINS d’YPRES. 150

Chapter 14.              HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM.. 161

A.         HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM.. 161

B.         HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM (ENGHIEN) 167

 

 

 

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.    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[40]

 

2.         BAULDRAN (-murdered 1067 or before)Galbert of Bruges records that "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis" was murdered by "miles…Erembaldus"[41]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[42].  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"[43].  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"[44]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[45]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[46]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[47]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[48].  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[49].  “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[50]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[51]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...[52].  "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[53]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[54]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[55]Galbert of Bruges records that "filius eius Walterus" succeeded "Robertus" as Châtelain de Bruges[56]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...[57].  "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"[58]

ii)         ALBERTThe Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Walterus et Albertus" as sons of "Robertus" and his first wife[59]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[60].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[61]

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[62]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[63]

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[64]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[65]"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[66].  "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"[67]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"[68]

ii)         FROMOLD Borchard (-1128).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Lambinus Morwater et Fromoldus cognomento Borchardus" as sons of "Lamberto Nappim"[69]Galbert of Bruges names "Lambertum Nappin" as father of "Borsiardi"[70].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[71]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records the enmity between "Burchardus, nepos prepositi…filius…Lamberti fratris eius" and "Tagmarum…et nepotem eius Galterum"[72]

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[73].  "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"[74]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[75]"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"[76].  "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[77]

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[78]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[79]"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"[80]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[81]

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"[82]Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[83].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[84]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ names "prepositus quidam Brugensis, Bertulfus…archicapellanus et cancellarius totius Flandensis curie" prior to his accession as count[85]

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[86]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "quidam miles nobilis…in curia comitis" married "consanguineam…prepositi, que comitis ancilla esse diceretur"[87]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"[88].  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"[89]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[90]Galbert of Bruges names "Isaac et Borsiardus et Willelmus ex Wervi, Ingrannus" as the principle conspirators[91].  In a later passage, Galbert of Bruges names "miser Borsiardus et Isaac, servus et camerarius simul et homo comitis Karoli" as the murderers[92]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac" fled after Charles Count of Flanders was killed[93]

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"[94]The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac…frater eius Desiderius" fled after Charles Count of Flanders was killed[95]Galbert of Bruges records the death "XVI Kal Jan" of "Desiderius frater Isaac"[96]

c)         daughter .  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac…sororis sue" married "Guido de Stenfordo"[97]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"[98]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[99].  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[100].  “...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[101].  "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[102]

 

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[103]

 

 

 

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"[104], 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]"[105]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[106].  "Radulphus Brugensis castellanus" donated property to Eeckhout abbey by charter dated 1146[107].  "…Radulfi Brugensis castellani…" signed the charter dated 1151 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to the town of Saint-Omer[108]

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]"[109]Châtelain de Bruges 1161.  “...Enonis Brugensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1169 under which Philippe Count of Flanders founded canons at Artois Saint-Pierre[110]"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…"[111]"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[112].  "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[113]The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Cono nepos eius Brugensis castellanus" succeeded on the death in 1178 of "Ivo…Suessonensis comes et Nigelle dominus"[114].  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)[115]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[116].  "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…"[117]"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[118]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[119].  "Agatha domina Petrefontis" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Valsery made by "Johannes Turcus" by charter dated 1189[120]

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]"[121]"…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[122]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[123]...Joannis castellani Brugensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1188 under which Philippe Count of Flanders emancipated the abbey of Bruges Saint-André[124]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[125].  "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[126].  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"[127]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[128].  The Scripta de Feodis of King Philippe II record “Johans sires de Neele” holding “Neele et les apartenances...[129].  He sold the castellanie of Bruges to Jeanne Ctss of Flanders in 1234[130]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[131].  "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[132]

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[133]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...[134].  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[135].  “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[136].  “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[137]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[138].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Du Chesne provides no indication of her parentage[139].  "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[140]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]"[141]"…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[142]Comte de Soissons 1180. 

-        COMTES de SOISSONS

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    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[143]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"[144]...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...[145]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…"[146]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[147]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"[148].  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"[149].  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…"[150].  "Margareta quondam castellana Curtracensis" donated revenue to Gant Saint-Pierre by undated charter[151].  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"[152].  "Margareta castellana Curtracensis" donated "decimam…apud Artevelde" to the abbey of Gent St Bavo by charter dated 1215[153].  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...[154]

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...[155]

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…"[156].  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…"[157].  "…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[158]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"[159].  Roger & his wife had one child: 

i)          ELISABETH [Isabelle] (-before Mar 1246).  Heiress of Nevele.  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"[160].  A charter dated Mar 1246 records an arbitration, naming “dame Ysabiaus ki mere fu mon segneur Mikiel de Niviele mon segneur Evrart Radour et mon segneur Rogier devant dit drois oirs[161]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…"[162]

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…"[163]

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[164].  “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"[165]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[166]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[167]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    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[168].  "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[169]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[170].  “...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[171]"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[172]

 

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[173]

 

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[174].  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[175].  "Walterus advocatus de Tenremonde, Balduinus et Daniel fratres eius" are named in a charter of Afflighem abbey dated 1151[176].  "…Walterus de Teneremundo, Balduinus frater eius…" subscribed the charter for Affleghem abbey of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1153[177]

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[178].  "…Walterus de Teneremundo, Balduinus frater eius…" subscribed the charter for Affleghem abbey of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1153[179]

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[180]

 

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[181]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"[182]The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death V Kal Mar” of “Aelidis Teneremundæ domina[183].  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[184]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…"[185].  “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"[186]The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XIV Kal Mai” of “Matildis advocatissa domina Teneramundæ[187]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"[188].  “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[189]"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[190]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    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[191].  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[192]

 

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[193].  Galbert of Bruges records that "Theodericus castellanus" was among the supporters of Guillaume Count of Flanders on 11 Mar 1128[194]“...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[195].  ["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[196].  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[197]

 

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[198].  “…Watier de Beverne…” subscribed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders granted laws to the inhabitants of Nieuport[199]

 

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[200]

 

 

1.         --- van Beverenm as her [first/second] husband, ---, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Gilles de Trith {Trith St Léger, Nord}.  Her two marriages are indicated by the late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis which records that “Eustachius” [Eustache [IV] Seigneur de Rœulx, see the document HAINAUT], son of “Eustachius dictus Kanivet” and his wife “filiam Balduini de Mortania castellani Tornacensis”, married “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[201].  One child: 

a)         DIRK van Beveren .  The chronology of the Beveren family is not precise enough to be able to identify with certainty the relevant “Dirk van Beveren” who was the uterine brother of Marie de Trith, wife of Eustache [IV] Seigneur de Rœulx. 

 

 

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[202]…Thierri de Beveren, Bauduin son frère…” subscribed the charter dated 1183 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Notre-Dame de Coffard[203]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[204]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[205].  "…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[206].  "…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[207]Châtelain de Dixmude: “Theodoricus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et...uxor mea Ada” donated property to “ecclesia Viconiensi” by charter dated 1199[208].  "…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[209].  "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[210]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…"[211].  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"[212].  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[213]Theodoricus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et...uxor mea Ada” donated property to “ecclesia Viconiensi” by charter dated 1199[214]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[215]Châtelain de Dixmude: Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda” granted exemption from “exactione thelonii” to Cambron abbey by charter dated 17 Feb 1215[216]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[217]Theodorico domino de Beveren et castellano de Dixmude et Isabella de Dixmude uxore sua” made a donation by charter dated 1225[218]“...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[219].  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[220].  “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.)[221].  “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.)[222].  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.)[223]

-         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.)[224]

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[225].  “Guillaume de Beveren” and his wife “Eve dame de Summaing” sold “la terre d’Adendyk” to Gent St. Bavo by charter dated 1238[226].  “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.)[227].  “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[228]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[229]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[230]

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[231].  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[232].  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"[233].  "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[234]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[235]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[236]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[237]

 

 

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[238]

 

2.         JORDAN van Beveren (-after 1257).  Châtelain de Dixmude: Jordanus châtelain de Dixmude” donated money to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated 1257[239]

 

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[240]

 

 

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.)[241].  “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.)[242].  “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[243]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[244]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[245]

m (before Feb 1245) MARGUERITE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt & 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"[246].  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"[247]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.)[248]She became a nun at Flines after her husband died[249].  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[250]

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[251]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[252].  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[253]Thieris sires de Beverne chevaliers et...Agnies femme...” sold property to Cambron by charter dated Aug 1291[254].  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[255]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[256]Thieris sires de Beverne chevaliers et...Agnies femme...” sold property to Cambron by charter dated Aug 1291[257]

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[258]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.)[259].  “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[260]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[261]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.)[262].  “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[263].  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[264]

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[265].  “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[266].  “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.)[267]

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[268].  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[269].  “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[270].  “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[271].  “Jean de Beveren” signed as first witness a charter dated 14 Apr 1313 issued by Louis de Flandre Comte de Nevers[272]

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"[273]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[274].    

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[275].  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Philippa domina de Martigniaco et Rumigniaco” acknowledged that “decimas...dicti Martigniaci” belonged to Bucilly in 1272[276]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a series of documents relating to the succession of her brother Erard van Beveren[277].  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[278].  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[279].  Thierry Stasser has also discussed the question[280]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[281].  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[282]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.         [JOHANNA .  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[283].  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.  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[284]m ([27 Jun] 1284) GAUTHIER 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[285].  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[286]

 

 

The documents relating to the succession of Erard van Beveren, quoted above, name his brother Jan van Beveren and his sister Philippine as his heirs.  The documents make no mention of any children of Erard’s brothers.  Van de Putte indicates that both Hendrik van Beveren and Gerard van Beveren left sons, and lists their descendants which include the individuals named below[287].  Unfortunately Van de Putte cites no sources which confirm his information.  Until further primary source material comes to light, no reconstruction of the relationships between the later members of the Beveren/Dixmude family has been attempted. 

 

1.         DIRK van Beveren (-after 1340).  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[288]Thierry de Bièvre chastelain de Dixmude” was named among knights of Flanders fighting the French in 1340[289]

 

2.         JAN van Beveren (-[1365/81]).  He is named as deceased in the 1381 record of his wife quoted below.  m WILHELMINA van Straten Vrauw van den Torre, daughter of --- (-after 1381).  A list of property holders at Bruges in 1365 includes vrauwe Willemine [van Straten], vrouwe van den Torre, uxor here Jan van Bevere[290]A list of property holders at Bruges in 1381 includes vrauwe Wilgemine van Straten, vrauwe vanden Torre, wedewe met Jans van Bevre[291]

 

3.         HENDRIK van Beveren (-after 27 Jun 1367).  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[292]Hendry de Bevre sire de Dicqmude et de Aine” was named in a charter dated 18 Dec 1385[293]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)

 

4.         DIRK van Beveren (-after [1398-99]).  A list of knights in Flanders dated 1384/86 includes “mer Diederic van Dixmude...mer Jan van Dixmude[294]Seigneur de Dixmude: Messire Thierri chastelain de Dicque mue, bourgois de Bruges” was named in charters dated 1397, and 1398-99[295]

 

5.         JAN (-after [1384/86]).  A list of knights in Flanders dated 1384/86 includes “mer Diederic van Dixmude...mer Jan van Dixmude[296]

 

6.         MARIE van Dixmude (-after 13 Jul 1440).  Vrouw van Denterghem.  A charter dated 29 Oct 1409 names “Marie van Dixmude, vrouwe van Denterghem, wedue van Pieter van den Zijpe” and her children[297].  A charter dated 4 Sep 1426 names “Marie van Dixmude, vrouwe van Denterghem ende van Wasiers, wedue mer Pieter van den Zijpe[298].  A charter dated 13 Jul 1440 names “Marie van Dixemude, wedue van mer Pieter van der Sijpe ridder[299]m PIETER van den Zijpe, son of --- (-before 29 Oct 1409). 

 

 

7.         FILIP van BeverenSeigneur de Dixmudem (10 Sep 1438) JOHANNA van Halewijn, daughter of JAN van Halewijn & his wife ---.  A charter dated 10 Sep 1438 records the marriage between “Philips heere van Diksmude” and “Jehanne van Halewijn, dochter van ridder Jan van Halewijn[300]

 

8.         JOOS van Dixmude (-Oct 1508).  Knight of St John of Jerusalem: a list of ships at Ypres dated 1466 includes “her Joos van Dixmude rudder van Hierusalem[301].  An epitaph at Gent St Niklaas records “Joos van Dixmuyde, filius Pieters, rudder des Helichs Grafs” who died Oct 1508[302]

 

 

Two possible siblings:

1.         --- van Beveren .  One of the parents of Johanna van Beveren was presumably the senior heir of the Beveren/Dixmude family.  The primary source which confirms this person’s identity has not been identified.  m ---.  One child: 

a)         JOHANNA van Beveren (-after 13 Jan 1434).  Dame de Dixmude.  A charter dated 13 Jan 1434 (N.S.) records a lawsuit between “Daneel Alaerts, raadsheer, en diens echtgenote edelre...vrauwen Johanne van Bevere, vrauwe van Dixmude” and “Jacop van Bevere[303]m DANIEL Alaerts, son of ---.  One child: 

i)          ROLAND Alaerts (-before Jun 1464).  Châtelain de Dixmude.  A charter dated 14 Jun 1464 records the death of “feu messire Rolland en son vivant vicomte et chastellain de Dixmude” and steps taken by “Jaques de Bevre escuier seigneur de Jumelles, soy disant heritier apparant de la baronnie et seignourie de Dixmude” to assert his rights[304]

2.         [--- van Beveren .  The succession of Jacob van Beveren, after the death of Roland Alaerts, indicates that he was the next senior member of the Beveren/Dixmude family.  Maybe he was descended from an uncle of Johanna van Beveren.  If this is correct, insufficient information is known about the chronology of these members of the Beveren family to be able to assess whether Jacob was the son or grandson of this unnamed person.] 

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[Two siblings]: 

a)         [JACOB van Beveren (-1470).  A charter dated 13 Jan 1434 (N.S.) records a lawsuit between “Daneel Alaerts, raadsheer, en diens echtgenote edelre...vrauwen Johanne van Bevere, vrauwe van Dixmude” and “Jacop van Bevere[305].  Heer van Nevele: “messire Jacques de Bevere seigneur de Nivelle” is named in a charter dated 1437[306].  Seigneur de Jumelles, Heer van Watou: a charter dated 12 Nov 1449 names “Jacob van Bevre heer van Jumieles en van Watuwe[307].  A list of nobles in Flanders dated 12 Mar 1454 includes “Jacques de Dixmude[308].  A charter dated 14 Jun 1464 records the death of “feu messire Rolland en son vivant vicomte et chastellain de Dixmude” and steps taken by “Jaques de Bevre escuier seigneur de Jumelles, soy disant heritier apparant de la baronnie et seignourie de Dixmude” to assert his rights[309]Seigneur de Dixmude:  Jacques seigneur de Dixmude” is named among Flemish nobles in a convocation dated 1464[310].  A charter dated 1469 names “Jaques de Bevre seigneur de Diquemude[311]

b)         [MARIE van Beveren .  Van de Putte records “Marie dame de Dixmude, épouse de Renaud de Haveskerke seigneur...d’Estaires, Bailleul, Clery-sur-Somme, Ruminghem, Steenbeck, Zuutberquin”, specifying that she was his second wife, as the sister of Jacob van Beveren, as well as the ultimate succession of the couple’s second son “Archembaud de Haverskerke” as “seigneur de Dixmude[312].  Van de Putte cites no sources which confirm this information.  Charters dated Feb 1481 (N.S.), 1501 and 1502 name “mer Archebout van Aveskerke, heere van Dixmude” as “seigneur de Dixmude”, “Archembault van Haveskerke ruddere”, and “Archembault ruddere heere van Dixmuide, van Watewe” respectively[313]m as his second wife, REINOLD van Haverskerke, son of ---.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    HEREN van GAVRE [GAVERE]

 

 

Gavre (Gavere in Flemish) is located south of the city of Kortrijk [Courtrai] in the present-day Belgian province of West Flanders.  Goethals (who studied the family in great detail in the mid-19th century, with mixed results for the earlier generations) says that, in medieval times, Gavre was situated in the county of Aalst and notes confusion with another place of the same name near Halluin on the present-day Belgian/French border[314]

 

 

 

A.      HEREN van GAVRE [GAVERE]

 

 

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[315].  "…Razonis…" signed the charter dated 1040 under which "Imma de Laren cum filia sua Diduuara" submitted themselves to Saint-Pierre de Gand[316].  “…Rasonis de Gavera…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[317].  "…Razonis…" signed the charter dated 1060 under which "femina Godelif" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[318]

 

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[319]

 

 

[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[320].  "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…"[321]"…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[322].  "…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[323].  "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"[324].  "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[325]

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[326]

 

 

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[327].  "…Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[328].  "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[329]"…Simonis de Oisy…Razonis de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1139 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut granted rights to the Knights Templars[330]"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[331].  [“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[332].   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[333].  "…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[334].  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[335]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[336].  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[337]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"[338]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...[339].  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[340].  "…Razonis de Gavere…" signed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[341]

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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...[342]

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]"[343]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[344]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[345]"…Arnulfus de Gavera…" signed the charter dated to [1150] under which the abbot of Vicogne records donations made to the abbey[346].  “...Arnulphus de Gavra...” subscribed the charter dated 1154 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed various properties to the church of Cambron[347].  "…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"[348]

 

 

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[349]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...[350].  "…Razonis de Gavere…" signed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[351].  "Razo de Gavera…Flandrensis comitis pincerna…cum uxore sua Magtilde" donated "terram…apud Holebecam" to Ninove by charter dated 1166[352].  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[353]"…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[354]"Razo de Gavera…comitis Flandriæ pincerna" donated property "apud Hollebeccam…Huppesrot" to Ninove by charter dated 1179[355]Razo de Gavera” donated property to Ninove abbey by charter dated 27 Mar 1186[356]"…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[357]

m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "Razo de Gavera…Flandrensis comitis pincerna…cum uxore sua Magtilde" donated "terram…apud Holebecam" to Ninove by charter dated 1166[358]

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[359]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…"[360]"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[361]Razo de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ” donated property to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Clariciæ", by charter dated Aug 1201[362]"Razo dominus de Gavera et de Lidekerka" donated rights "in decima de Lumbecca et de Strithem" to Ninove by charter dated 1209[363]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[364].  “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[365]"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…"[366]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[367].  "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[368]Razo de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ” donated property to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Clariciæ", by charter dated Aug 1201[369].  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[370]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[371]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[372]

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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[373]"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…"[374]

-        HEREN van SCHORISSE [ESCORNAIX][375]

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[376]

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 ---

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[377].  "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[378]

 

 

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[379]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[380]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[381]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[382]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[383]

m ([1207]) as her third husband, ALIX van Boelare Vrouw van Boelare, widow firstly of PHILIPPE Châtelain de Cassel and secondly of GILLES [II] Seigneur de Trazegnies, daughter of NIKOLAAS van Boelare [Boulers] & his wife Ada de Rœulx (-after Mar [1239]).  "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"[384]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 (O.S.?)[385]

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"[386]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[387]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[388]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[389].  Raso [XI] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RASO [XIII] van Gavre (-[26 Apr 1300/27 May 1301]).  Heer van Gavre, Seigneur de Chièvres.  Le chevalier Rasse de Gavre et Béatrix son épouse” sold rights in “la paroisse d’Eckerghem” to the town of Gent by charter dated Aug 1274[390].  “Rasse Sire de Gavre” received payment from “Jean de la Pire” for a horse by charter dated 26 Apr 1300[391]m (before Feb 1273) BEATRIX van Strijen, daughter of --- (-after 1282).  “Le chevalier Rasse de Gavre et Béatrix son épouse” sold rights in “la paroisse d’Eckerghem” to the town of Gent by charter dated Aug 1274[392]Raso [XIII] & his wife had children: 

(a)       RASSO [XV] van Gavre (-before 1300)m ELEONORE de Saint-Omer Ctss de Faucquemberghe, daughter of GUILLAUME Châtelain de Saint-Omer & his wife Eléonore de Varennes (-after 1318).  An order of parlement dated 1365, relating to a dispute concerning the county of Faucquemberghe and châtellenie of Saint-Omer, records that Guillaume [de Saint-Omer] had married "filiam domini de Varenis" and had "filia…Alienor" who married "domino de Gaure" by whom she had "Beatrix uxor quondam dicti defensoris [=Roberto domino de Fienlis consanguineo nostro constabulario Franciæ]"[393].  Rasso [XV] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       BEATRIX de Gavre ([1300]-before 12 Dec 1363).  An order of parlement dated 1365, relating to a dispute concerning the county of Faucquemberghe and châtellenie of Saint-Omer, records that Guillaume [de Saint-Omer] had married "filiam domini de Varenis" and had "filia…Alienor" who married "domino de Gaure" by whom she had "Beatrix uxor quondam dicti defensoris [=Roberto domino de Fienlis consanguineo nostro constabulario Franciæ]"[394].  m as his first wife, ROBERT de Fiennes Seigneur de Tingry, son of JEAN de Fiennes Seigneur de Tingry & his wife Isabelle de Flandre ([1308/09]-[1384])

(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[395]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[396]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). 

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van SCHORISSE [SEIGNEURS d’ESCORNAIX]

 

 

1.         JEAN de Gavre (-1310)Goethals confuses him with Jan van Gavre “van den Eyghen”, son of Raso [X] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke (see below)[397].  Heer van Schorisse [Seigneur d’Escornaix].  m WILHELMINE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [III] Seigneur de Wavrin & his wife Isabelle de Croisilles.  Guy Count of Flanders granted revenue from la terre de Wavrin, appartenante à ladite Wilhelmine” to “Jean de Gavre Sire d’Escornay et à madame Willelmine sa femme” by charter dated 17 Oct 1298[398].  Jean & his wife had children: 

a)         ARNAUD de Gavre (-after 31 Mar 1336)Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information [399].  Heer van Schorisse [Seigneur d’Escornaix]. 

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ARNAUD de Gavre, son of JEAN de Gavre Seigneur d’Escornaix & his wife Wilhelmine de Wavrin (-after 31 Mar 1336).  Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information [400].  Heer van Schorisse [Seigneur d’Escornaix]. 

m CATHERINE de Rodes, daughter of ---.  Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information [401]

Arnaud & his wife had children:

1.         ARNAUD de Gavre (-1 May 1418).  Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information [402].  Baron d’Escornaix 1378.  m ISABELLE van Gistel, daughter of ROGER van Gistel Heer van Straete [-1359] & his wife Anne van Dudzeele (-after 1398).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[403]A charter dated 1398 names “vrauwe Ysabel van Ghistele, twijf mins heere van Schorsche” as holder of “Ter Quinten” in Sint-Walburga parish, held from Veurne[404]Arnaud & his wife had children: 

a)         ARNAUD de Gavre (-after 1436).  Baron d’Escornaix.  m CLAIRE de Lumain dite de la Marck, daughter of [JEAN de la Marck & his second wife Claire van Holle].  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[405].  Arnaud & his wife had children: 

i)          ARNAUD de Gavre (-1469).  Baron d’Escornaix.  m MARIE d’Aumont Dame de Bracle et de Salardinghe, daughter of PIERRE dit Hutin Seigneur d’Aumont & his third wife Jeanne de Mello Dame de Cléry, de Saint-Amand, de Chapes, de Polisy et de Germigny (-1463).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[406]Arnaud & his wife had children:

(1)       ARNAUD de Gavre (-11 Sep 1476, bur Escornaix)Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information[407].  Baron d’Escornaix.  An epitaph at Escornaix records “Arnould de Gavre chevalier seigneur d’Escornaix, de Dieudonné, de Faye” who died 11 Sep 1476 and “Sibille de Ligne, dame d’Escornaix, de Romagies et de Fayel” who died 26 Jul “1418” [error][408]m SIBYLLE de Ligne, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Ligne & his wife --- Dame de Barbançon (-26 Jul 1468, bur Escornaix).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[409]An epitaph at Escornaix records “Arnould de Gavre chevalier seigneur d’Escornaix, de Dieudonné, de Faye” who died 11 Sep 1476 and “Sibille de Ligne, dame d’Escornaix, de Romagies et de Fayel” who died 26 Jul “1418” [error][410]Arnaud & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JACQUELINE de Gavre (-Portugal 16 Mar 1503, bur Escornaix)Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[411]An epitaph at Escornaix records “Jacqueline de Gavre douairière de Sotteghem, dame d’Escornaix, Romagies...veuve du...seigneur Jean de Luxembourg seigneur dudit lieu” who died 16 Mar 1503 in Portugal[412]m JEAN de Luxembourg Heer van Zotteghem, son of THIBAUT de Luxembourg Seigneur de Fiennes & his wife Philippotte de Melun (-Portugal 17 Apr 1485). 

(2)       JEANNE de Gavre (-29 May 1478, bur Deize).  Dame d’Escornaix, de Bracle et de Salardinghe.  Brassart records her parentage and marriage without citing the sources on which the information is based[413].  An epitaph at Deinze, near Gent records the burial of “Simon de Lalaing chevalier seigneur de Montigny et de Santes fondateur de cette église et Jeanne d’Escornaix dame de Bracle et Salardinghe sa femme”, providing brief biographical details, who died 15 Mar 1476 and 29 May 1478 respectively[414]m ([1436]) SIMON de Lalaing Seigneur de Montigny, son of OSTE de Lalaing & his wife Yolande de Barbançon Dame de Hantes (-15 Mar 1477, bur Deinze). 

b)         ROGER de Gavre .  A charter dated 26 May 1425 records the marriage of “mer Roegier van Schoresse, zoen van wijlen mer Aernout van Gavere, heer in sinen levene van Scoerisse” and “joncvrauwe Johane vanden Bysdome, weduwe Gheraert van de Zijpe[415]m ([26 May 1425]) as her second husband, JOHANNA vanden Bysdome, widow of GERARD van de Zijpe, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 26 May 1425 records the marriage of “mer Roegier van Schoresse, zoen van wijlen mer Aernout van Gavere, heer in sinen levene van Scoerisse” and “joncvrauwe Johane vanden Bysdome, weduwe Gheraert van de Zijpe[416]

c)         GERARD de Gavre (-after 1453).  Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information[417].  Seigneur de Bevere et de Nockere.  Seigneur de Berchem. 

-        HEREN van BEVEREN, VICOMTES d’EREBODEGHEM[418]

d)         JEANNE de Gavre )Goethals records her parentage, two marriages, the parents of her husbands, without citing any source which confirms the information[419]m firstly PIERRE d’Aumont Seigneur de Cramoisy, son of PIERRE dit Hutin Seigneur d’Aumont & his second wife Jacqueline de Châtillon Dame de Cramoisy.  m secondly (15 Sep 1420) VICTOR de Flandre Seigneur d’Ursele et de Wesseghem, illegitimate son of LOUIS II “de Mâle” Count of Flanders & his mistress --- (-1442). 

 

 

 

C.      HEREN van LIEDEKERKE

 

 

According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Raso [VIII] van Gavre was a younger son of Raso [VI] van Gavre and his wife Clarice (see above)[420].  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[421].  "Razo de Gavera cum filio meo Razone" donated revenue from "Bouchout" to Ninove by charter dated to 1232[422].  “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[423]m SOPHIE van Breda, daughter of GODEFRID [II] Heer van Breda & his wife Lutgarde van Cuyk ([1200/05]-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[424].  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[425]"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[426].  “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[427].  Raso [VIII] & his wife had children: 

a)         RASO [X] ([1215/23]-27 Feb 1291).  "Razo de Gavera cum filio meo Razone" donated revenue from "Bouchout" to Ninove by charter dated to 1232[428].  Heer van Liedekerke.  Rasso de Gavera dominus de Liedekercka” named “Arnulphus miles frater meus” in a charter dated mid-May 1244[429]"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[430]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[431]"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[432].  “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[433]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"[434].  "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[435].  "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[436].  “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[437].  Raso [X] & his wife had children: 

i)          RASO [XII] van Gavre ([1235/45]-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"[438].  Heer van Liedekerke. 

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ii)         SIGER de Gavre (-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[439]

iii)        JAN van Gavre “van den Eyghen” [de l’Alleud] ([1240/50?]-after 23 Jun 1300)"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[440]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[441]Heer van den Eyghen [Seigneur de l’Alleud], de iure uxoris.  “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[442]The testament of Rase van Gavre heer van Liedekerke ende van Breda”, dated 23 Jun 1300, with the consent of “mynen outsten sone Raesen die heer is van Boulair”, bequeathed dower to “mynen...wyve ver Adewynen die dochter was eens edel mans heer Willems die wylen heer was van Stryene”, sealed by “Jan van Liedekercke heer van Eyghem broeder des heeren van Liedekercke voorseyd...[443]m (before [1270]) ALIX de Contrecœur Dame de l’Alleud [van den Eyghen], daughter of [OSTE [de Trazegnies] Seigneur de Contrecœur & his wife Jeanne ---] (-after 1304).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified, but her inheritance of l’Alleud indicates a close relationship with Oste [III] de Trazegnies whose mother Mathilde brought the property to the Trazegnies family.  Maybe Alix was his granddaughter, which appears chronologically consistent with the estimated birth dates of her husband and her children.  The Marquis de Trazegnies suggests that Alix was the daughter of Oste (died after 1269), but from a chronological point of view it seems more likely that she was his sister[444].  Dame de l’Alleud: charters dated 1289, 1294 and 1304 name “Alix de Contrecuer Dame de l’Alleut[445].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  However, her supposed husband is named “van den Eyghen” [=de l’Alleud] in the following charters: the Oct 1274 charter quoted above; and “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[446].  Jan & his wife had [two or more] children: 

(a)       RASO van Gavre ([before 1270?]-).  "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[447]

(b)       [two or more] son(s) (before 1274-).  Their existence is assumed from their brother Raso being named “filii mei primogeniti” in the Oct 1274 charter quoted above. 

b)         ARNOUT van Gavre ([1220/25]-after Mar 1267, maybe [1270])Rasso de Gavera dominus de Liedekercka” named “Arnulphus miles frater meus” in a charter dated mid-May 1244[448]"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[449].  Ursel suggests that Arnout died “vers 1270[450]m firstly SOPHIE Vilain, daughter of ---.  Goethals names Sophie Vilain” as Arnout’s first wife without citing any source on which this information is based[451]m secondly MARGUERITE Dame d’Hérimez, daughter of ---.  Goethals names Marguerite dame de Hérmiez” as Arnout’s second wife without citing any source on which this information is based[452]"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[453].  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 van Gavre .  "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[454].  m --- Scalkin, son of ---. 

Arnout & his second wife had one child: 

ii)         JAN van Gavre ([1245/50]-killed in battle Furnes 20 Aug 1297).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, but his inheritance of Hérimez suggests that Jan was the son of Arnout van Gavre by his second marriage.  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[455]

-         SEIGNEURS d’HERIMEZ

c)         JAN van GavreGoethals records that his parentage is confirmed by the blazons which decorate his daughters tomb (in order “Bette, Comines, Ghistelles, Lichtervelde, Gavre, Breda, Exarde, van der Moere”)[456]m ELISABETH van Gavre dite d’Axele Dame d’Exarde, daughter of JAN van Gavre dit Mulaert & his wife Isabelle Vilain dite van der Moere.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the corresponding primary source[457].  Jan & his wife had two children: 

i)          AGNES van Gavre .  Goethals records her parentage and marriage[458]m SIMON Bette, son of GEROLF Bette Heer van Westacker & his wife Agnes van Gistel (-21 Dec 1307).  An epitaph at Gent Dominican church records the burial of “Simon Bette miles primus hujus urbis scabinus” who died 21 Dec 1307[459]

ii)         RASO van Gavre (-after 1330).  Goethals records his parentage without citing the corresponding primary source[460]m WALBURGE de Herzelles, daughter of ---.  Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing the corresponding primary source[461]

-         SEIGNEURS de HERLEGHEM, GRAVEN van LIEDEKERKE[462]

d)         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"[463].  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[464].  “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[465]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[466]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 Heer van Liederkerke & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien ([1235/45]-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"[467].  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[468].  Heer van Boelare, de iure uxoris: “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[469]Razo de Gavere dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Alicia uxor mea” donated property to "monasterii Ninivensis" by charter dated 1292[470].  "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[471]"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[472].  “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[473]The testament of Rase van Gavre heer van Liedekerke ende van Breda”, dated 23 Jun 1300, with the consent of “mynen outsten sone Raesen die heer is van Boulair”, bequeathed dower to “mynen...wyve ver Adewynen die dochter was eens edel mans heer Willems die wylen heer was van Stryene”, sealed by “Jan van Liedekercke heer van Eyghem broeder des heeren van Liedekercke voorseyd...[474]

m firstly (before Mar 1267) ALIX van Boelare, daughter of HENDRIK Heer van Boelare & his wife --- (-25 Nov 1294, bur Beaupré).  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"[475]Razo de Gavere dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Alicia uxor mea” donated property to "monasterii Ninivensis" by charter dated 1292[476].  An epitaph at Beaupré records the burial of medame Aelys de Boulers ky fut feme au S. de Liedekercke et de Breda” who died 25 Nov 1294[477]

m secondly ([11 Feb 1296/23 Jun 1300]) 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[478].  "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[479]The testament of Rase van Gavre heer van Liedekerke ende van Breda”, dated 23 Jun 1300, with the consent of “mynen outsten sone Raesen die heer is van Boulair”, bequeathed dower to “mynen...wyve ver Adewynen die dochter was eens edel mans heer Willems die wylen heer was van Stryene”, sealed by “Jan van Liedekercke heer van Eyghem broeder des heeren van Liedekercke voorseyd...[480]

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[481]Heer van Boulaers.  The testament of Rase van Gavre heer van Liedekerke ende van Breda”, dated 23 Jun 1300, with the consent of “mynen outsten sone Raesen die heer is van Boulair”, bequeathed dower to “mynen...wyve ver Adewynen die dochter was eens edel mans heer Willems die wylen heer was van Stryene”, sealed by “Jan van Liedekercke heer van Eyghem broeder des heeren van Liedekercke voorseyd...[482]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[483]

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[484].  Heer van Liedekerke.  m firstly SOPHIE d’Enghien, daughter of GERARD d’Enghien Heer van Zotteghem & his wife Marie van Gent.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly as her second husband, MARIA van Coudenberghe, widow of HECTOR Vilain, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her family origin and two marriages has not been identified.  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[485]m as his first wife, GERARD van Rasseghem Seigneur de Lens, son of --- (-after 1345). 

3.         SIGER van Gavre (-after 11 Nov 1312).  Heer van Boelare.  “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[486]m JOHANNA van Nevele, daughter of GAUTHIER van Nevele Châtelain de Courtrai & his wife Johanna [van Beveren] (-after 2 Aug 1344).  Goethals names her parents without citing the source which confirms this information[487].  “Joanna de Nevele domina de Boular et de Schendelbeke” donated “pratum in Rasebeke” to Beaupré, for the souls of “dominæ meæ Mathildis quæ fuit filia Roberti boni comitis Flandriæ, et domina de Florines et de Beverne...Sigeri de Liedekercke qui fuit dominus de Boular...Roberti domini de Nevele...meæ...Nicolai de Bailleul domini de Rossoit...Mathildis dominæ de Rossoit ipsius uxoris”, by charter dated 3 Mar 1341[488]A charter dated 2 Aug 1344 names “Jane van Nevele vrouwe van Boelaer[489]Siger & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         MATHILDE van Gavre ).  Goethals records her parentage and two marriages without citing the sources which confirm this information[490].  Vrouw van Boelare.  “Joanna de Nevele domina de Boular et de Schendelbeke” donated “pratum in Rasebeke” to Beaupré, for the souls of “...Nicolai de Bailleul domini de Rossoit...Mathildis dominæ de Rossoit ipsius uxoris”, by charter dated 3 Mar 1341[491]Van Trimpont records that the daughter and heiress of Mathilde van Gavre and her husband “Nicolaas of Colard van Belle (Bailleul) heer van Ronsoit” in 1350 married “Jan de Fosseux heer van Fosseux” who in a charter dated 25 Oct 1370 is named “Jean seigneur de Fosseux, Ronsoit, Boulaere et Nevele[492]m firstly NICOLAS de Bailleul Seigneur de Ronsoit, son of --- (-after 3 Mar 1341).  m secondly GAUTHIER Seigneur de Honnecourt Châtelain de Thourotte, son of ---. 

b)         [BEATRIX van Gavre ).  Vrouw van Boelare.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source which confirms this information[493].  This information is incorrect if the reference to the daughter of Mathilde van Gavre is factually correct as shown above.  m JEAN Seigneur de Fosseux, son of ---.] 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS d’HERIMEZ, HEREN van STEENKERKE

 

 

Hérimez, now called Hérimetz, is a small commune situated about eight kilometres east of Ath and the same distance north of Lens in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut.  The Gavre family inherited the seigneurie d’Hérimez on the marriage of the parents of Jan [I] who is shown below.  The reconstruction of Jan [I]’s immediate family presents numerous problems as explained below.  What follows is only a suggestion and should not be taken as the definitive answer. 

 

 

JAN [I] van Gavre, son of ARNOUT van Gavre & his second wife Marguerite Dame d’Hérimez ([1245/50]-killed in battle Furnes 20 Aug 1297).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, but his inheritance of Hérimez suggests that Jan was the son of Arnout van Gavre by his second marriage.  Seigneur d’Hérimez, Heer van Impeghem.  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[494].  Heer van Nokere [Nocre] [located about 10 kilometres west of Gavere and about the same distance north-west of Oudenaarde]: Guy Count of Flanders declared that “Rasse de Gavre Sire de Liedekerke” had granted “l’hommage d’Arnould le Walle, de Nocre, qui vient du Comte et est échu audit Rasse, de la dame de Breda sa cousine” to “Jean de Gavre Seigneur de Hiermées son neveu” by charter dated Mar 1284 (O.S.?)[495].  Nokere was later held by Jan [I]’s supposed son Raso (see below).  A list of “hommes de Monseigneur de Sotenghiem à cause de son alleu” dated 1286 is headed by “Messire Jean de Gavre...[496], who could be Jan [I].  “...Jean de Gavere, Seigneur de Hormeis...” subscribed the charter dated Mar 1290 under which Guy Count of Flanders declared having boughts rights “à Warinage et Peteghem” from “Alix de Diestre dame de la Roiere et de Jean son fils aîné et héritier[497]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[498].  “...Jehans de Gavre sires de Herimés...honme de le contei de Haynau” certified having seen an agreement terminating a dispute between Guy Count of Flanders and Jean Comte de Hainaut, by charter dated 21 May 1295[499].  Guy Count of Flanders granted revenue from la Renenghe” to “Jean de Gavre chevalier Seigneur de Herimes” by charter dated Mar 1296 (O.S.?)[500]Jehans de Gavre chevaliers sires de Herimes” confirmed that Guy Count of Flanders had granted land “en le ville de Wondeke” by charter dated 16 Apr 1297[501].  The Chronique Artésienne records “...mesire Jehans de Gavre...” among those killed at the battle of Furnes 20 Aug 1297[502].  Although Jan is not named “seigneur d’Hérimez” in this passage, no other suitable Jan van Gavre has been identified to whom this entry can refer. 

m SIBYLLE de Lille, daughter of JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille & his wife Mathilde de Béthune (before 1244-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[503]

Jan [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         JAN [II] van Gavre “Raso” ([1265/70]-[10 Oct 1333, bur Cambron]).  Goethals confuses Jan [II] with his father, which causes additional confusion relating to the relationships in this branch of the Gavre family as explained below.  Seigneur d’Hérimez, Heer van Impeghem.  “...Jean de Gavre, Seigneur de Herimes chevaliers...” subscribed the charter dated 18 Feb 1297 (O.S.?) which records various actions relating to relations between the count of Flanders and the French king[504].  If this date is “O.S.”, and if Jan [I] was killed at Furnes as indicated above, the subscriber was presumably Jan [II].  Goethals records that, on succeeding his cousin as head of the family in 1300, Jan adopted the name Rasse” (without citing the source which confirms his statement)[505]Rasse 8e du nom baron de Gavre” was named among participants at a tournament in Mons in 1310, bearing arms “d’or au lion de Gueules couronné, armé et lampassé d’azur, à la bordure engrelée de sable. Cimier: 2 gantelets. Camail d’hermine.  Bannerole de Gueules[506].  The reference to “baron de Gavre” does suggest that this person was head of the family at the time, and therefore was Jan [II] then called Raso, although the title had by then left the Gavre family through the female line (see Part A of this chapter).  [Goethals records Jan’s death “au mois de décembre le lendemain de la St. Denis et de la St. Ghislain de l’an 1333” [10 Oct] and his burial at Cambron in a tomb bearing the arms of Gavre and Wavrin[507].  If this epitaph relates to Jan [II], the two sets of arms suggest that he was buried with his wife.  An alternative would be that the epitaph refers to an otherwise unrecorded son of Jan [II] whose tomb bore the arms of his two parents.]  m SOPHIE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [III] Seigneur de Wavrin & his wife Isabelle de Croisilles ([1275-90?]- ----, bur Cambron).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage, noting that she was the sister of Wilhelmine de Wavrin, wife of Jan van Gavre Seigneur d’Escornaix, without citing the source on which the information is based[508].  Her birth date is estimated approximately based on the probable birth dates of her father and paternal grandfather.  Her burial at Cambron is confirmed in either interpretation of the epitaph quoted above under her husband. 

a)         [--- van GavreSeigneur d’HérimezNo record has been found of any seigneur d’Hérimez between the 1333 death (probably Jan [II]) and the last mention in Mar 1250 of Jan van Gavre (husband of Marguerite de Longueval, see below).  The latter is not recorded as holding Hérimez in either of the documents in which he is named, suggesting that the territory was held by a more senior member of this branch of the Gavre family before it fell to Jan’s sister Johanna.  There appear to be two possibilities: (1) Hérimez was inherited by an otherwise unrecorded son of Jan [II], or (2) it passed to a younger brother of Jan [II] (see below) and thereafter to that brother’s older son.  It must be emphasised that the existence of this person is speculative, although it does provide a reasonable explanation of what happened to Hérimez during the period 1333/1350.] 

2.         [--- van Gavre (-after 10 Oct 1333).  Seigneur d’HérimezJacques de Hemricourt records “saingnor d’Ayshove et de Herymeis...de Gaveres” as the father of Johanna van Gavre, wife of Jean de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont (see below)[509].  While Hemricourt does not name him, there appear to be two possibilities to identify Johanna’s father: (1) he was the same person as Jan [II] van Gavre named above, or (2) he was Jan’s younger brother who inherited Hérimez either after Jan [II] died or after the death of any surviving son of Jan [II].  In case (1), the “vrouw van Aischove” would have been his second wife, which is not ideal as Jan [II]’s supposed epitaph quoted above bears the arms of Gavre and Wavrin suggesting that he was buried with his known wife Sophie de Wavrin.  In case (2), this person would not have been the father of Gerard van Gavre (see below) whose descendants did not inherit Hérimez, which passed to Johanna van Gavre and her husband.  This person could have been Jan [I]’s supposed son named Raso, shown below, provided that Raso was not Gerard’s father.  m --- Vrouw van Aischove, daughter of ---.  Jacques de Hemricourt records “saingnor d’Ayshove et de Herymeis...de Gaveres” as the father of Johanna van Gavre, wife of Jean de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont (see below)[510].  As this represents the earliest mention of Aischove in the Gavre family, it is reasonable to suppose that the territory came from the family of Johanna’s mother.  Her mother is called “Catharina Berthout” in numerous secondary sources but the primary source which confirms her name and family origin has not been identified.  The same secondary sources name her husband “Raso van Gavre”, presumably indicating Raso the presumed younger son of Jan [I] van Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez shown below.  Earlier indications of an Aischove family are provided by the following: “Oliviers d’Escoves” is named, with his arms (gules, lion rampant or, completely different from the arms of Berthout/Mechelen), among participants at a tournament in Compiègne in 1279[511].  “Olivier Lord of Aishove” is named among the defenders of Lille, maybe dted to 1297[512].  The primary source which confirms his family origin has not been traced.  The chronology suggests that a daughter of Oliver Heer van Aischove could have been the mother of the children shown below, although the name “Oliver” does not feature among their known descendants.  [Three] children: 

a)         [--- van Gavre (-after 15 Mar 1350).  Seigneur d’Hérimez.  No record has been found of any seigneur d’Hérimez between the 1333 death (probably Jan [II]) and the last mention in Mar 1250 of Jan van Gavre (husband of Marguerite de Longueval, see below).  The latter is not recorded as holding Hérimez in either of the documents in which he is named, suggesting that the territory was held by a more senior member of this branch of the Gavre family before it fell to Jan’s sister Johanna.  There appear to be two possibilities: (1) Hérimez was inherited by an otherwise unrecorded son of Jan [II], or (2) it passed to a younger brother of Jan [II] and thereafter to that brother’s older son.  It must be emphasised that the existence of this person is speculative, although it does provide a reasonable explanation of what happened to Hérimez during the period 1333/1350.] 

b)         [JAN van Gavre ([before 1320?]-[15 Mar 1350/Jun 1354]).  Heer van Aischove, presumably inherited from his mother the “Vrouw van Aischove” named above.  Heer van Nevele, de iure uxorisA charter dated 2 Aug 1344 names “Jan van Gavere heer van Aieshove en Nevele[513].  A charter dated 15 Mar 1349 (O.S.?) names “Jan van Gavere rudder here van Aishove, heer van Nevele...burggraaf van Kortijk” and “Margriete van Longevael vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike gheselnede[514].  Jan died without surviving childen as Nevele passed to a cousin of his widow.  m (before 2 Aug 1344) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Longueval Vrouw van Nevele, daughter of JEAN de Longueval & his first wife Marguerite de Mortagne Vrouw van Nevele (-before 17 Apr 1369).  Her first marriage is confirmed by the following documents: firstly, a charter dated 2 Aug 1344 names “Jan van Gavere heer van Aieshove en Nevele[515].  Secondly, a charter dated 15 Mar 1349 (O.S.?) names “Jan van Gavere rudder here van Aishove, heer van Nevele...burggraaf van Kortijk” and “Margriete van Longevael vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike gheselnede[516].  She married secondly (Papal dispensation [Jun] 1354, 12 Jul 1354) Jan van Gistel Heer van der Woestijne, and thirdly (contract 27 May 1366) as his first wife, Engelbert [I] d’Enghien Seigneur de Ramerupt.  See the document NORTHERN FRANCE-VALOIS, VERMANDOIS for the sources which confirm Marguerite’s second, third and fourth marriages. 

c)         [JOHANNA van Gavre ([1320/25?]-after 1350)Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mons. Iohan de Louz” married “filhe don nobles barons de Flandres...saingnor d’Ayshove et de Herymeis, quy n’avoit plus d’enfans et estoit de nobles sanc de Gaveres[517].  If Johanna was an only child as indicated by this text, it is difficult to explain how Jan (shown above as her supposed brother) inherited Aischove before her.  It is of course uncertain whether Hemricourt was accurate in all details.  Dame d’Hérimez, Vrouw van Aischove.  Johanna must have outlived her supposed brother Jan as Flemish and Hainaut custom excluded “représentation en matière de succession féodale[518]m JEAN de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont, son of JEAN de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont & his wife Mathilde de Walhain Dame de Walhain, d’Eghezée et de Hemricourt ([1315 or before?]-after 30 Apr 1374).] 

3.         RASO van Gavre ([1266/72]-after Jul 1329)Goethals records Raso as son of Jan van Gavre (amalgamating Jan [I] with Jan [II])[519].  Chronologically it appears reasonable that Raso was a younger son of Jan [I].  This suggestion is corroborated by Nokere (later held by Raso) being granted to Jan [I] under the Mar 1284 (O.S.?) charter quoted above.  Heer van Nokere [Nocre]: a charter dated Jul 1329 names “edelre ridders...Raes van Gavre here van Nocre end...Osts heren van Steenhuse ende van Avelgem[520].  It is unlikely that this document refers to Jan [II] (also apparently called “Raso”, see above) who at the time would more likely have been called “seigneur d’Hérimez” (which appears to have been the more important family fiefdom).  [m MARGARETA van Pamele, daughter of ---.  Goethals records that Raso married “une damoiselle riche et belle, mais à qui la nature avait refusé le don de la parole...Marguerite de Pamele, nièce du baron d’Audenarde”, and names their only daughter “Jeanne, wife of Jean de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont”, without citing the source on which the information is based[521].  As noted above, the mother of Jean de Looz-Agimont’s wife was probably “vrouw van Aischove”.  It is not known whether Goethals was partially correct and that Margareta van Pamele was Raso’s wife.  This person has not been traced in the Oudenaarde/Pamele family (follow the hyperlink).] 

 

 

The parentage of the following persons has not been confirmed. 

 

1.         MARGARETA van Gavre (-after 1337).  Secondary sources name “Marguerite de Gavre fille de Rasse de Gavre seigneur d’Hérimez” as second wife of Fastré Seigneur de Ligne[522].  Opinions differ on the name of her mother.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Bearing in mind the difficulties regarding the descendants of Jan [I] van Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez, noted above, it is more prudent to mark Margareta’s parentage as unknown until more primary source material emerges.  m (1329) as his second wife, FASTRE Seigneur de Ligne, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Ligne & his wife --- (-28 Dec 1337). 

 

2.         MARIA van Gavre dite d’Hérimez .  Goethals records her as daughter of “Jean de Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez” and her marriage, without citing the source on which the information is based[523].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  As Goethals conflates Jan [I] and Jan [II] in his presentation, more data is needed about the chronology of Maria and her husband before assessing her possible parentage.  m ROBERT de Masmines Seigneur de Leeuwerghem et d’Elene, son of GISELBERT Seigneur de Masmines, de Calckene, de Laerne, de Wetteren, de Leeuwerghen et d’Elene & his wife Margareta van Aa dite de Nevele. 

 

3.         --- van Gavre dite d’Hérimez .  Goethals records her as daughter of “Jean de Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez” and her marriage, without citing the source on which the information is based[524].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  As Goethals conflates Jan [I] and Jan [II] in his presentation, more data is needed about the chronology of this person before assessing her possible parentage.  m --- de Jauche Seigneur de Beuvrage, son of ---. 

 

 

The primary source which confirms the name of Gerard van Gavre’s father has not been identified, although Gerard’s close relationship with the Hérimez branch of the Gavre family is indicated by several of his descendants being named “dit d’Hérimez”.  Goethals records Gerard as son of “Jan van Gavre”, amalgamating Jan [I] with Jan [II], but he cites no source which confirms his statement[525].  If Gerard’s birth date is correctly estimated at [1290] as suggested below, it is unlikely that he was the son of Jan [I].  The failure of Gerard’s descendants to inherit Hérimez (which passed to the Looz-Agimont family, as explained above) would at first sight suggest that he was not Jan [II]’s son either.  However, after the Gavre/Hérimez family expanded their property portfolio, it is possible that Hérimez was no longer their most important holding and was granted to a younger branch of the family (although today it is difficult to assess the relative importance of the different property holdings at the time).  One factor pointing to Jan [II] as Gerard’s father is the otherwise unexplained epitaph of Gerard’s son Willem which, as shown below, displays the Wavre arms.  The order of family names on the epitaph would normally indicate that “Wavre” was the family of Willem’s mother (as discussed below under Gerard’s possible Wavre wife).  However, if the monument was not contemporary and Wavre was included in error, it is not impossible that the error was due to the inaccurate perception of a Wavre connection through Sophie de Wavrin who, if Jan [II] was Gerard’s father, would have been Willem’s paternal grandmother.  On the other hand, his name “Gerard” was not typically used in the Gavre-Hérimez family.  Alternative possibilities are that Gerard’s father was Jan [I]’s son Raso (but only if Raso was not the father of Johanna van Gavre, husband of Jean de Looz-Agrimont, see above) or that he was another otherwise unrecorded son of Jan [I].  The family presumably acquired Steenkerque, Gerard’s primary property, by marriage.  No earlier references to the place have been found, which hampers speculation about the identity of the heiress of Steenkerque.  . 

 

GERARD van Gavre ([1290?]-[1330/38]).  Seigneur de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Heer van Roosendael.  Châtelain d’Ath 1330[526].  Gerard presumably died before 1338 when his son Arnout is recorded in charters[527]

[m --- de Wavre, daughter of ---.  The possibility of this Wavre marriage is suggested by the epitaph at Cambrai which records the burial of [Gerard’s son] “Willames de Gavre chevalier qui fu sire de Steenkercke et de Tongrenelle” and his wife which displays the arms (in order) of “Gavre, Wavrin, Berlo, Arkle[528].  Wavrin, second in the list, suggests that Willem’s mother was a member of the Wavrin family.  It should be noted that a similar problem arises with the fourth name in the list “Arkle” as the mother of Willem’s wife is recorded in another source as a member of the Thynes family (see below).  It is possible that this epitaph was a later installation and was simply incorrect.  Alternatively, could “Wavrin” refer to Sophie de Wavrin, wife of Jan [II] van Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez, bearing in mind the possibility that Gerard was her son (see above)?  An indication reinforcing Gerard’s Elsloo marriage (see below) is provided by the record of the same Willem van Gavre wearing the arms of “Gavre brisé en cœur d’Elsloo” at a tournament in 1395[529].  Nevertheless, two factors suggest that Yolande van Elsloo may not have been the mother of all of Gerard’s children: firstly, her father’s name “Oyst” is not found among her husband’s known descendants, and secondly her childless nephew Oyst [III] van Born Heer van Elsloo bequeathed Elsloo away from the Born/Elsloo family to his uterine half-siblings instead of to any children of Yolande who would have been his first cousins.] 

m as her first husband, YOLANDE van Elsloo Dame de Flotte et d’Harchies, daughter of OYST [I] van Born Heer van Elsloo & his wife Margareta van Elsloo (-after 1345).  Goethals names “Florence ou Yolande d’Elsloo dame de Herchies” as wife of Gerard van Gavre, noting that she married secondly “Gérard sire de Rassenghem et de Lens, veuf d’Alix de Gavre, dame héritière de Liedekercke, de Breda et d’Oesterhout”, without citing the source on which the information is based[530].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  The Elsloo.info website calls her “Yolande de Elsloo dame de Flotte, Harchies...htmhter van...Oyst I van Born[531].  She married secondly (Papal dispensation 1345) as his second wife, Gerard van Rasseghem Seigneur de Lens.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

Gerard & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         ARNOUT van Gavre ([1315]-1393, bur Brugelettes)Goethals records his parentage without citing the source on which the information is based[532].  [Arnout attached his seal to several charters of the comtes de Hainaut dated 1338/1339[533].]  Seigneur d’Harchies, Heer van Roosendael.  Heer van Liedekerke, de iure uxorisA charter dated 16 Dec 1349 names “minen here Arnoude van Heremees heer van Liederkerke[534].  [Heer van Staden: a document dated [Oct/Dec] 1365 names “mijn here Arnoud van Gavere here van Staden” as “leenhouder van de Burg van Veurne[535].]  m (before 16 Dec 1349) JOHANNA van Rasseghem Vrouw van Rasseghem en Liedekerke, Dame de Lens, daughter of GERARD Heer van Rasseghem, Seigneur de Lens et de Liedekerke & his first wife Adelise van Gavre Vrouw van Liedekerke en Breda (-bur Liedekerke).  Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[536].  Arnout & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [SIBYLLE van Gavre (-29 May 1394, bur Chartreux de Hérinnes)Goethals records her parentage and two marriagesl without specifying the sources on which the information is based[537].  No further information has been found about her first marriage.  An epitaph at Hérinnes records the burials of “Jean chastelain de Berghes chevalier, sire de Rompelle et de Stainfort” who died Sep 1380 and of “Sibylle de Gavre chastelaine de Berghes et dame de Gange femme audit chastelain” who died 23 May 1394[538]m firstly ROBERT [III] Seigneur de Montigny, son of ---.  m secondly JEAN Châtelain de Bergues-Saint-Winoc, son of --- (-30 Sep 1380).] 

b)         ARNOUT van Gavre ([1350/55]-)Goethals records his parentage without specifying the source on which the information is based[539].  Heer van Liedekerke en Rasseghem, Seigneur de Lens.  m (17 May 1380) as her second husband, MARGARETA van Boutershem Vrouw van Brecht, widow of GERARD van Vorsselaer Vicomte de Jodogne, daughter of HENDRIK van Boutershem Heer van Bergen-op-Zoom & his wife Maria van Wesemaal Vrouw van Merxem, Schoiten ende Brecht (-12 Aug 1417, bur Brussels Cordeliers).  Goethals records her parentage and two marriages without citing the source on which the information is based[540]Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai, Arnould de Gauere, Guillaume et Cornille de Gauere nommez Liedekercke, tous trois freres de mondit seigneur evesque, Dame Gertrude de Gauere leur sœur, messire Nicolas Kervinc seigneur de Lodick son mary et mainbour, mademoiselle Ianne de Gauere aussi leur sœur, Adrian et Ian dicts Vylains pour eulx et leurs freres et sœur, enfans de messire Ian Villain seigneur de Huysse et de Sainct Ian à la Piere, advoué de Tamise, qu’il a eu de dame Marguerite de Gauvere aussi sœur desdits freres de Gauere” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes, with the consent of “madame Marguerite de Berghes Dame de Rassenghien, de Lens et de Liedekercke mere des freres et sœurs de Gauere susdits...”, by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[541].  Arnout & his wife had nine children: 

i)          PHILIPPE de Gavre (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415, bur Cambrai).   m --- van de Aa, daughter of JAN van de Aa Heer van Gruuthuse & his wife Isabelle de Looz dit Agimont.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source which confirms this information[542]

ii)         HENRI de Gavre (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  Heer van Rasseghem.  A charter dated 28 May 1414 names “mer Henrik van Gavere heere van Reesseghem en vrouwe Kateline Sersanders sin wettelike geselnede[543]m as her first husband, KATELINE Sersanders Dame de Cocquelberghe, daughter of SIMON Sersanders & his wife --- (-after 5 Dec 1472).  A charter dated 28 May 1414 names “mer Henrik van Gavere heere van Reesseghem en vrouwe Kateline Sersanders sin wettelike geselnede[544].  “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[545].  A charter dated 20 Mar 1422 (O.S.?) names “heer joncheer Arend van Gavere heere van Raesseghem en Liekerke sculdech Kateline Sersanders wilen wettelik wijf van mer Heinric van Gavere, here van Rassenghem sin broeder was[546].  She married secondly Hendrik van Rotselaar Heer van Roest.  A charter dated 8 Mar 1437 names “Hendrik van Rotselaar heer van Roost” and his wife “Kateline Sersanders dochter van mer Symoen Sersanders[547].  Kateline is named as the widow of Hendreik van Rotselaar in charters dated 15 Dec 1449, 7 Dec 1457, and 5 Dec 1472[548]

iii)        JEAN de Gavre (-Liedekerke 1438, bur Cambrai).  Bishop of Cambrai.  “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[549].  A charter dated 21 Nov 1417 names “Arnoud van Gavere heer van Liedekerke en Ressegem en diesn broer Jan van Gavere bisschop van Kamerijk”, stating that “hun ouders waren wijlen Arnoud van Gavere heer van Ressegem, Lens en Liedekerke en Margaretha van Berghen[550]

iv)       ARNAUD de Gavre (-after 15 Aug 1425).  Heer van Liedekerke, Heer van Rasseghem.  “...Arnould de Gauere, Guillaume et Cornille de Gauere nommez Liedekercke, tous trois freres...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[551].  A charter dated 21 Nov 1417 names “Arnoud van Gavere heer van Liedekerke en Ressegem en diesn broer Jan van Gavere bisschop van Kamerijk”, stating that “hun ouders waren wijlen Arnoud van Gavere heer van Ressegem, Lens en Liedekerke en Margaretha van Berghen[552].  A charter dated 23 Mar 1419 (O.S.?) names “joncheer Arend van Gavere heere van Liedekerke en Reesseghem[553].  A charter dated 20 Mar 1422 (O.S.?) names “heer joncheer Arend van Gavere heere van Raesseghem en Liekerke sculdech Kateline Sersanders wilen wettelik wijf van mer Heinric van Gavere, here van Rassenghem sin broeder was[554].  A charter dated 15 Aug 1425 names “joncheer Arend van Ghavere heer van Liekerke en van Reesseghem[555]

v)        GUILLAUME de Gavre .  “...Arnould de Gauere, Guillaume et Cornille de Gauere nommez Liedekercke, tous trois freres...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[556].  Archdeacon of Campine, Liège. 

vi)       CORNEILLE de Gavre .  “...Arnould de Gauere, Guillaume et Cornille de Gauere nommez Liedekercke, tous trois freres...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[557]

vii)      MARGUERITE de Gavre (-before 6 Feb 1416).  Her children are named in the following document: “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...Adrian et Ian dicts Vylains pour eulx et leurs freres et sœur, enfans de messire Ian Villain seigneur de Huysse et de Sainct Ian à la Piere, advoué de Tamise, qu’il a eu de dame Marguerite de Gauvere aussi sœur desdits freres de Gauere” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[558]m JEAN de Gand dit Vilain Heer Sint-Jan-Steene, son of JEAN de Gand dit Vilain & his wife Marguerite Briseteste. 

viii)     GERTRUDE de Gavre .  “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...Dame Gertrude de Gauere leur sœur, messire Nicolas Kervinc seigneur de Lodick son mary et mainbour...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien...” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[559]m NICOLAS de Reymerswael Seigneur de Lodick, son of ---. 

ix)       JEANNE de Gavre .  “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...mademoiselle Ianne de Gauere aussi leur sœur...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[560]

2.         [ANTOINETTE van Gavre )Goethals records her parentage and marriage (naming her mother “Yolande van Schoonvorst Vrouw van Diepenbeck”), stating that the marriage “est prouvé par les papiers de la famille de Gavre” (no source citation)[561].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  m as his second wife, DIRK van Horne Seigneur de Perwez, son of GERARD [II] Heer van Horne & his second wife Irmgard von Kleve (-after 1372).] 

3.         WILLEM van Gavre ([1330]-23 May 1400).  Goethals records Guillaume “seigneur de Steenkercke, de Mussain” as son of “Gérard de Gavre dit de Hérimez seigneur de Steenkercke...et de Florence ou Yolande d’Elsloo dame de Herchies” without citing the source on which the information is based[562].  The date of his first marriage suggests that Willem was much younger than his brother Arnout.  Seigneur de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Seigneur de Tongrenelle.  [Seigneur de Mussain: Delporte quotes a 1466 cartulaire of the fiefs of the seigneurie d’Enghien which records that “messire Willame de Herimelz en tamps passet” acquired “le fief de Mussain” from “Fastrer de Caucherame[563].  No indication has been found that this refers to Willem or his son Willem.]  Goethals records Willem’s presence “au tournoi de Frise en 1395” where he wore the arms of “Gavre brisé en cœur d’Elsloo[564]Goethals records Guillaume’s epitaph at Cambrai recording the burial of “Willames de Gavre chevalier qui fu sire de Steenkercke et de Tongrenelle” who died 23 May 1400 and “Jehanne de Bierlo quy fu femme audit monsieur Willames”, decorated with the arms (in order) of “Gavre, Wavrin, Berlo, Arkle[565]m firstly (1355, divorced 1362) ISABELLE d’Enghien Dame de Bassily et de Robecq, daughter of LOUIS d'Enghien Comte de Brienne Conte di Conversano & his wife Giovanna di SanseverinoJacques de Hemricourt records that “mons. Wilhelme de Gauvre dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” married firstly “Dame Isabeal d’Engien ante au saingnor d’Engien[566].  m secondly as her second husband, JEANNE de Berlo Dame de Fresin et de Tongrenelle, widow of GAUTHIER de Seraing, daughter of --- “Pinchard” [de Berlo] Seigneur de Fresin [Verssen] et de Tongrenelle & his wife [--- de Thynes/van Arkel] (-after 23 May 1400, bur Cambrai).  Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[567]. Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly tirce filhe de...saingnor de Thynes” married “monss Pinkar de Frexhien Saingnor de Tongrenalles”, by whom she had “une filhe...[...Dame Iohanne de Bierlo] mariée a Monss. Waltirs de Seraing fil de...Monss Istaße de Seraing...” by whom she was childless and who married secondly “Monss. Wilhelme de Gaure dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” by whom she had “je croy...19 enfans [...13][568].  Jacques de Hemricourt names the wife of Willem van Gavre “ly tirce filhe de...saingnor de Thynes” when recording the marriage of their daughter Maria[569]An epitaph at Cambrai records the burial of “Willames de Gavre chevalier qui fu sire de Steenkercke et de Tongrenelle” who died 23 May 1400 and “Jehanne de Bierlo quy fu femme audit monsieur Willames”, decorated with the arms (in order) of “Gavre, Wavrin, Berlo, Arkle[570].  The last entry suggests that Jeanne’s mother was from the Arkel family.  Guillaume & his second wife had children:

a)         MARIA van Gavre Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Marie de Gavre”, daughter of “mons. Wilhelme de Gauvre dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” and his wife “ly tirce filhe de...saingnor de Thynes”, married “ly saingnor de Bierlo”, a second passage naming her husband “Iohan...chevalier et sires de Bierloz[571]m JEAN Seigneur de Berlo, son of --- (-[1395]). 

b)         WILLEM van Gavre (-1447, bur Cambron).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “Mess. Guilhelme de Gaure ainsneis des deseurdis 13 enfans” of “Monss. Wilhelme de Gaure dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” and his [second] wife named above[572]Seigneur de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Seigneur de Tongrenelle.  m BEATRIX du Bois, daughter of JEAN du Bois Seigneur d’Annequin et de Vermeilles & his wife Catherine de Poix (-1481).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[573]Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Mess. Guilhelme de Gaure ainsneis des deseurdis 13 enfans” married “le filhe de saingnor de Vremelle et Danequin en Artois...Bietris[574]Willem & his wife had one child: 

i)          BEATRIX van Gavre (-9 Jul 1456, bur Montfoort).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[575]Jacques de Hemricourt names “une jovene filhe...Bietris” as the child of “Mess. Guilhelme de Gaure ainsneis des deseurdis 13 enfans” and his wife “le filhe de saingnor de Vremelle et Danequin en Artois...Bietris[576]Dame de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Dame de Tongrenelle.  m LODEWIJK van Montfoort Seigneur d’Accoy, son of --- (-18 May 1451, bur Montfoort). 

c)         GOTFRIED “Pinchard” van Gavre (-13 Apr 1438).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” as second son of “Monss. Wilhelme de Gaure dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” and his [second] wife named above[577]Seigneur de Fresin et de Mussain.  m FLORENCE de Grez, daughter of JEAN de Grez Seigneurs de Wattignies & his wife --- (-1447).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[578]Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy”, second son of “Monss. Wilhelme de Gaure dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” and his [second] wife named above, married “le file Mess Johan de Gres...Florens“ by whom he had “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen[579]Gotfried & his wife had four children: 

i)          GOTFRIED “Pinchard” van Gavre (-after 1480, bur Mons).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen” as the children of “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” and his wife[580]Seigneur de Fresin et d’Ollignies.  Stuip records that Gotfried’s testament was dated 1480[581].  An epitaph at Mons église des Ecoliers records the burial of “messire Geoffroy dict Pincart de Gavre en son temps seigneur de Fresin, d’Ollignies et de Mussain chevalier” and “dame Marie de Ghistelles dite de Dutgelles”, decorated with (in order) the arms of “Gavre, Berlo, Grez, Reumont, Ghistelles, Craon, Barbançon, Werchin[582]m (Betrothed 1456, [1460]) MARIA van Gistel, daughter of JACOB van Gistel Heer van Dutzele & his wife Marie de Craon (-[1504], bur Mons).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[583].  Stuip suggests that the Histoire des Seigneurs de Gavre was written “en 1456 à l’occasion des fiançailles ou du mariage de Godefroid de Gavre avec Marie de Ghistelles”[584].  Stuip records her death “vers 1504[585]

-         SEIGNEURS de FRESIN, COMTES de BEAURIEU, MARQUIS d’AYSEAU, PRINCES de GAVRE[586]

ii)         FLORENCE van GavreJacques de Hemricourt names “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen” as the children of “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” and his wife[587]

iii)        ANTOINETTE van Gavre .  Jacques de Hemricourt names “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen” as the children of “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” and his wife[588]

iv)       YOLANDE van Gavre .  Jacques de Hemricourt names “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen” as the children of “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” and his wife[589]

d)         JAN van Gavre (-before 1456).  Goethals records his parentage without citing the source on which the information is based[590]Heer van Diepenbeek.  m firstly ISABELLE van Heetvelde, daughter of WILLEM van Heetvelde & his wife ---.  m secondly ELISABETH du Chasteler, daughter of MICHEL du Chasteler Seigneur de Moulbaix & his first wife Marguerite d’Oisy.  Her paentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: a charter dated 4 Jun 1456 records [her son] “Arnoldus de Gavre dictus van Herimez, filius quondam Joannis quem habuit a domicella Elisabetha du Chasteler sua uxore, filia quondam Michaelis du Chasteler militis[591].  Jan & his first wife had children: 

i)          JAN van Gavre dit d’Hérimez (-1473)Heer van Heetvelde en Liefferingen.  m MARIA van Schoonvorst, daughter of CONRAD [II] van Schoonvorst Heer van Elsloo & his wife --- (-1473). 

-         HEREN van DIEPENBEEK, HEREN van ELSLOO[592]

Jan & his second wife had children: 

ii)         ARNOUT van Gavre (-after 4 Jun 1456).  A charter dated 4 Jun 1456 records [her son] “Arnoldus de Gavre dictus van Herimez, filius quondam Joannis quem habuit a domicella Elisabetha du Chasteler sua uxore, filia quondam Michaelis du Chasteler militis[593]

e)         SIBYLLA van Gavre (-after 6 Oct 1418)m ROBERT de Beaufort Seigneur de Spontin, son of GUILLAUME de Beaufort Seigneur de Spontin & his wife Juliana Vrouw van Waver. 

f)          GERTRUDE van Gavre .  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her parentage and two marriages, as well as her husband’s parentage and first marriage to Jeanne/Marie de Jauche, without citing the corresponding sources[594]m firstly MICHEL du Chasteler, son of ---.  m secondly as his second wife, GUILLAUME Seigneur de Sars, son of ALARD “le Lion” gouverneur de Beaumont, Prévôt de Quesnoy & his wife Marie Hack [bourgeois from Valenciennes] (-after 1427).  Grand bailli de Hainaut 1418-1422.  Gouverneur de Cambrai.  Chambellan 10 Jul 1427. 

g)         other children[595]

4.         [CORNELIUS van GavreGoethals records his parentage without citing the source on which the information is based[596].  Seigneur d’Harchies.  No additional information has been found concerning this person.  m MATHILDE de Rœulx Dame d’Ecaussines, daughter of ---.  Goethals records her family origin and marriage, noting that she “portait les armes de Liedekercke...un écu de gueules à trois lions d’or”, without citing the source on which the information is based[597].] 

5.         YOLANDE van Gavre (-1388)Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[598].  No additional information has been found concerning this person.  m JEAN Seigneur de Barbançon, son of --- (-1378). 

6.         [JOHANNA van Gavre dite d’Hérimez .  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[599].  No additional information has been found concerning this person.  m --- van Egmond, daughter of ---.  Goethals records Johanna’s husband as “[le] seigneur d’Egmont” without further details[600].] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    GENT

 

 

 

A.      AVOCATS de 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"[601].  "…Wenemari advocati…" signed the charter dated 8 Jul 941 under which "Arnulfus…regis…marchysus" restored property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[602].  "…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[603]

 

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[604].  "…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"[605].  "…Odgaudi advocati…" signed the document dated 1 Oct 959 under which "femina…Engeluuara" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[606]"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"[607].  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…"[608]

 

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[609].  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[610]

 

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[611].  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[612].  "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[613].  "…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[614].  "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[615].  "…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[616].  "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[617]

 

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[618]

 

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[619]

 

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"[620].  "…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"[621].  "…Walberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 19 Oct 994 under which "femina…Folcrada" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[622]

 

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…"[623].  "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[624].  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[625]

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[626]

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[627]

 

 

1.         LAMBERT [I] (-after 1 Nov 1026).  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon names "Lambertus" as first hereditary castellan of Gent installed by "comite Arnulpho"[628]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[629].  "…Lambert advocati et filii eius Folcardi…" signed the charter dated 1 Nov 1026 under which "Eremboldus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[630]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[631].  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[632].  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[633].  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[634].  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[635].  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[636]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[637].  "…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[638]"…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[639]"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[640]

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[641].  "…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[642]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…"[643]"…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[644]"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[645]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…"[646].  Possible children[647]

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"[648]Châtelain de Gand

-        see below

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[649]

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[650]

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[651]

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[652].  "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…"[653]"…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[654]"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[655]

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[656]

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[657]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…"[658].   

 

 

WENEMAR [I] van Gent, son of [659][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…"[660]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[661].  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[662]"Wenemarus Gandensis castellanus" founded the abbey of Bornhem by charter dated 1101 which names "avo meo Fulcardo"[663]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...[664].  "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[665]"Wenemari castellani, Sigeri filii eius…" signed an undated donation to Gand Saint-Pierre[666].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[667].  "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[668].  "Wenemari castellani, Arnoldi fratris sui, Danielis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1118 under which "Rodulphus de Melne…" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[669]

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[670]  

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[671]

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[672].  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[673]"Wenemari castellani, Sigeri filii eius…" signed an undated donation to Gand Saint-Pierre[674].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[675]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[676].  A charter dated 1154 records that "dominus Steppo" married "uxorem eius…Aliciam" after the death of "Hugone de Inkers" and donated property to Afflighem[677]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[678].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[679].  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"[680].  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[681].  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[682].  "…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[683].  "…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[684]

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[685]

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[686]

 

 

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[687].  "…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[688]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…"[689].  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…"[690].  The Memorial of "femina Gisla" records her death "Iunii XII ante Kal"[691]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[692].  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[693].  "…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[694].  "…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[695].  "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…"[696].  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[697].  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"[698]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"[699]"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[700]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"[701]

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"[702].  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[703].  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[704]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[705]Nun at Voorst. 

vii)      [daughter .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Inglebertum…de Petinghem" as brother of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[706].  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[707].  "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…"[708]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[709]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[710]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[711].  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...[712].  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[713].  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[714]

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[715].  "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…"[716]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[717].  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[718]

-        see below

 

 

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[719].  "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…"[720].  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[721].  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[722].  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"[723].  Domesday Book records land held by “Gilbert de Ghent” in Rowbury Hundred in Berkshire; Church Hanborough and Ewelme in Oxfordshire; numerous properties in Lincolnshire[724].  A charter of King Henry II records donations to York St Mary, including the donation of land “in Fereby” by “Gilbertus de Gaunt[725].  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[726].  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Alicia de Monteforti” as wife of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt[727].  She succeeded her brother as Dame de Montfort-sur-Risle, presumably when his properties were confiscated after he was accused of treason in 1107[728]

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[729].  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[730].  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[731]

4.         WALTER (-1139).  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Giselbrictum et Walterum” as children of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” & his wife[732].  ”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…[733]

-        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[734].  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[735]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[736]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"[737]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[738]

 

2.         BALDWIN de Gant .  “Gaufrido de Gant, Baldewino de Gant…” witnessed the undated charter under which “Gillebertus comes Lincolniæ” donated property to Pontefract Priory[739]

 

 

 

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[740].  "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…"[741].  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"[742].  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[743].  A charter dated 1154 records that "dominus Steppo" married "uxorem eius…Aliciam" after the death of "Hugone de Inkers" and donated property to Afflighem[744].  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[745].  "…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[746]"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…"[747].  "Stepponis filius Sigerus" subscribed a charter of Philippe Count of Flanders dated 1171[748].  "…Sigerus castellanus de Alost…" witnessed a charter dated 1175 under which "G dux et marchio Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Afflighem[749]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...[750]"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...[751]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…"[752]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[753]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...[754]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[755].  “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"[756].  “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"[757]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...[758]Châtelain de Gand

-         see below[759]

ii)         DANIEL (-before 1233).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Danieli fratri Sigeri castellani de Gandavo" as second husband of "Adelidem [filiam Hugonem de Balinghehen]"[760]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...[761]"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...[762]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"[763]

-         Descendants[764]

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...[765]

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...[766]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"[767]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"[768]1261.  m ---.  The name of Walter’s wife is not known.  Walter & his wife had one child: 

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

-         Descendants[769]

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[770]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[771].  "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…"[772].  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"[773]. 

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[774]

 

 

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[775]

 

 

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...[776]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...[777].  “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[778]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[779]"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[780]  

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[781]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[782]

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[783]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[784]"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[785]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[786]"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[787]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"[788]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[789]Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[790]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[791]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[792]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[793]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[794]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[795]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[796].  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[797]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[798].  “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][799]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[800]

-         SEIGNEURS VILAIN de GAND, COMTES d’ISENGHIEN[801]

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][802]

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][803]

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][804]

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][805]

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][806]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][807]

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[808]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[809]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[810].  “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[811]Sigerus de Gandavo et Oda uxor sua” donated “site in parochia de Mense in loco...Voerst” to Grimbergen by charter dated Aug 1237[812]

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.)[813].  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[814].  "Gerardus dictus Diabolus de Gandavo miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" confirmed the previous donations by charter dated Feb 1264[815]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.)[816].  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[817].  "Gerardus dictus Diabolus de Gandavo miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" confirmed the previous donations by charter dated Feb 1264[818]

 

 

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[819].  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[820]

 

 

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[821]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[822].  "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.)[823]"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[824]

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"[825].  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[826].  “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[827]"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[828]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[829]

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[830]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[831]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[832].  "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[833]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[834]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"[835]"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[836]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). 

 

 

 

D.      HEREN van BOELARE [BOULERS]

 

 

The castle of Boelare was located near the village now called Nederboelare, on the western outskirts of Geraardsbergen about 5 kilometres south-east of Brakel in the present-day Belgian province of Oost-Vlaanderen. 

 

 

1.         NIKOLAAS van Boelare [Boulers] (-[before 1176]).  Nikolaas was not named in the 1176 charter of his father-in-law, quoted below, presumably indicating that he was deceased at the time.  m as her first husband, ADA du Rœulx, daughter of EUSTACHE [I] du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Morlanwelz ([before 1150]-).  "Eustachius de Ruez" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance by "domina Ada soror mea, Nivellensis abbatissa" after her death, with the consent of "filii…mei Nicholaus, Eustachius, Ada filia mea", by charter dated 1176[837]The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Beatricem, Alidem et Adam" as daughters of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife, naming the first husband of Ada as "Nicholao de Bouleirs", her second husband "Drogoni de Boosiis" (specifying that they had children) and her third husband "militia Flandrensi Gosuino"[838].  Bearing in mind that Ada’s daughter by her first marriage was already married in 1181 (see below), it is unlikely that Ada was born after [1150].  She married secondly Drogon de Bousies.  She married thirdly Goswin de Wavrinchildren: 

a)         ALIX van Boelare (-after Mar [1239])"Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[839]Vrouw van Boelare.  "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[840].  "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…"[841].  "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"[842].  "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[843].  "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[844]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 (O.S.?)[845].  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[846]m firstly (before 1181) PHILIPPE Châtelain de Cassel Connétable de Flandre, son of MICHEL [II] Châtelain de Cassel, Connétable de Flandre & his wife Ada --- (-[1199]).  m secondly ([1199]) GILLES [II] Seigneur de Trazegnies, son of OSTE [II] Seigneur de Trazegnies & his wife Mathilde --- ([1170/75]-killed in battle Asia Minor [1202/04]).  m thirdly ([1207]) RASO [VII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke, son of RASO [VI] van Gavre & his wife Clarice --- (-before 1214). 

 

 

PHILIPPE de Cassel, son of PHILIPPE Châtelain de Cassel Connétable de Flandre & his wife Alix Vrouw van Boelare (-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[847].  "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[848].  "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[849]Heer van Boelare.  "Philippus de Boular dominus de Asplar" donated rights over land "de Asplar" to Ninove by charter dated 1235[850]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[851]"Philippus dominus de Boular" waived payments from Ninove, with the consent of "Humanæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated Mar 1247[852]

m HUMANA, daughter of --- (-after Mar 1247).  "Philippus dominus de Boular" waived payments from Ninove, with the consent of "Humanæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated Mar 1247[853]

Philippe & his wife had children: 

1.         HENDRIK van BoelareGoethals records his parentage without citing the primary source which confirms the information[854]Heer van Boelare.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont" when recording his daughters marriage[855]m ---.  The name of Hendrik’s wife is not known.  Hendrik & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALIX van Boelare (-22 Nov 1294, bur Beaupré)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"[856]Razo de Gavere dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Alicia uxor mea” donated property to "monasterii Ninivensis" by charter dated 1292[857].  An epitaph at Beaupré records the burial of medame Aelys de Boulers ky fut feme au S. de Liedekercke et de Breda” who died 25 Nov 1294[858]Vrouw van Boelarem (before Mar 1267) as his first wife, RASO [XII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke, son of RASO [X] van Gavre & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien (-23 Nov [1307]).  Heer van Boelare, de iure uxoris

 

 

1.         FILIPS van Reigaarsvlietm ---.  The name of Filips’s wife is not known.  Filips & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGARETA van Reigaarsvliet ).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the 1381 charter which names [her daughter] Isabella, dochter mijns here mer Jans van Ghistele die hi hadde bij vrauwe Mergrieten zinen wive dochter mijns here Philips van Reingheersvliete” having fiefs from the town of Bruges[859]m [as his second wife,] JAN [V] Heer van Gistel, son of JAN [IV] Heer van Gistel & his [first wife Yolande de Dorlens/second wife [Marie de Luxembourg]] (-[1380]). 

 

2.         LODEWIJK van Reigaarsvliet, son of WILLEM van Reigaarsvliet & his wife --- (-[1405])A charter dated to [Oct/Dec] 1365 names “Lodewijc mins here Willemszone van Reingheersvliet” as a fiefholder from Veurne[860]Heer van Boelare, de iure uxoris.  A charter dated 1 Jul 1383 names “Lodewijck van Reinghersvliete ridder here van Boulaer” and one dated 1384 records “mer Lodewijc van Reyghersvliete heere van Boelare” as a fiefholder from Bruges[861].  A charter dated Feb 1406 (N.S.) names “mer Lodewijc van Reinghersvliet here van Boulaer” as the fiefholder of Schendelbeke from Aalst, followed by “joncheer Pieter van Reinghersvliete[862]. m (1378) ISABELLE de Fosseux, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Fosseux, Heer van Boelare, Heer van Nevele & his wife --- van Boelare.  Van Trimpont records that Lodewijk van Reigaarsvliet married “en dochter van Jan de Fosseux” in 1378[863]The primary source which records her name has not been identified. 

 

3.         PIETER van Reigaarsvliet (-after Feb 1406).  Heer van BoelareA charter dated 1405 names “joncheer Pieter van Reygersvliete heere van Boulaer” as a fiefholder from Aalst[864].  A charter dated Feb 1406 (N.S.) names “mer Lodewijc van Reinghersvliet here van Boulaer” as the fiefholder of Schendelbeke from Aalst, followed by “joncheer Pieter van Reinghersvliete[865].

 

4.         LODEWIJK van Reigaarsvliet (-[Mar 1435/10 Dec 1436]).  Heer van BoelareA charter dated 17 Jun 1406 names “mer Lodewijck van Reyghersvliete heere van den lande van Boulaer, ber van Vlaanderen”, a charter dated 1409 names “mer Lodewijc van Reinghersvliet” as a fiefholder from Aalst[866].  A convocation of Flemish knights for military service dated 29 Oct 1429 names “monseigneur de Boulers, Pierre son filz[867].  A charter dated 1435 names “Lodewijc van Reinghersvliete heere vanden lande van Boulaer[868].  Lodewijk was presumably deceased 10 Dec 1436, the date of the charter quoted below in which his son is named Heer van Boelare.  m ---.  The name of Lodewijk’s wife is not known.  Lodewijk & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIETER van Reigaarsvliet (-1466).  A convocation of Flemish knights for military service dated 29 Oct 1429 names “monseigneur de Boulers, Pierre son filz[869]Heer van Boelare.  A convocation of Flemish knights for military service dated 10 Dec 1436 names “Pierre seigneur de Boullers[870]m (before 25 Apr 1435) MARGARETHA van Halewijn, daughter of JAN van Halewijn & his wife Isabelle van Gistel.  A charter dated 25 Apr 1435 names “Pierre de Boulers escuier”, married to “Margaretha van Halewijn, de oudste dochter van Jan van Halewijn en Isabella van Gistel[871]

b)         ALIANA van Reigaarsvliet A charter dated 9 Mar 1435/12 Jan 1436 names “vrauwe Aliane van Reynghersvliete weduwe van ridder Wouter van Wingene...htmhter van ridder Lodewijk van Reinghersvliet heer van Boelare[872]Buylaert records her family origin and first marriage, noting that her son succeeded her brother Pieter as Heer van Boelare[873]m firstly GILLIS van Boekhoute, son of ---.  m secondly WOUTER van Wingene, son of --- (-before 9 Mar 1435). 

 

 

1.         GILLIS van Boekhoute [de Bouchout] m as her first husband, ALIANA van Reigaarsvliet, daughter of LODEWIJK van Reigaarsvliet Heer van Boelare & his wife ---.  A charter dated 9 Mar 1435/12 Jan 1436 names “vrauwe Aliane van Reynghersvliete weduwe van ridder Wouter van Wingene...htmhter van ridder Lodewijk van Reinghersvliet heer van Boelare[874]Buylaert records her family origin and first marriage, noting that her son succeeded her brother Pieter as Heer van Boelare[875]Gillis & his wife had children: 

a)         DANIEL [X] van Boekhoute (-after 1489).  He succeeded his maternal uncle as Heer van Boelare.  Burggraaf of Brussels.  m MARIE de Luxembourg, daughter of JACQUES de Luxembourg Seigneur de Fiennes et de Gavre & his wife Marie de Berlaimont Dame de Ville, de la Hamaide et de Vasières.  Daniel & his wife had children: 

i)          MARIA van Boekhoute (-23 Jul 1563, bur Grammont)Vrouw van Boelarem firstly HUGUES de Lannoy Seigneur de Wahaignies et de Tronchiennes, son of ---.  m secondly HENDRIK van Horne Vicomte de Bergues-Saint-Winoc, son of MAXIMILIAAN van Horne Vicomte de Furnes, Seigneur de Gaesbeek & his wife Barbara van Montfoort (-1540, bur Braine-le-Château). 

 

 

 

E.      HEREN van NEVELE

 

 

Nevele is located about 5 kilometres west of Gent in the present-day Belgian province of Oost-Vlaanderen. 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm Beatrix’s parentage and other ancestors have not been identified.  

 

1.         BEATRIX van Nevele (-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"[876]m ROGER [II] Châtelain de Courtrai, son of ROGER [I] Châtelain de Courtrai & his first wife Sara --- (-after Apr 1201). 

 

 

Nevele was inherited by the previous couple’s daughter Elisabeth who married Everard Radoul Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne.  The territory remained in the Mortagne/Tournai family (see the document HAINAUT) until the marriage of Marguerite de Mortagne and Jean de Longueval, whose daughter Marguerite inherited Nevele in her turn.  Nevertheless, the following family group shows other rulers over Nevele during the late 13th century which indicates shared ownership, either competing candidacies, or a short-term sale of interests by the Mortagne family. 

 

1.         EVERARD [IV] Radoul de Tournai, son of BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Hildrade de Wavrin (-[8 Jan/Jul] 1226).  Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne.  m secondly (after 1218) ELISABETH [Isabelle] de Courtrai Vrouw van Nevele, daughter of ROGER [II] Châtelain de Courtrai & his wife Beatrix van Nevele (-before Mar 1246).  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"[877].  A charter dated Mar 1246 records an arbitration, naming “dame Ysabiaus ki mere fu mon segneur Mikiel de Niviele mon segneur Evrart Radour et mon segneur Rogier devant dit drois oirs[878].  Everard [IV] & his second wife had children: 

a)         other children - see HAINAUT

b)         MICHEL de Mortagne (-after Mar 1246)Heer van Nevele

c)         EVERARD Radoul de Mortagne (-1276 or after)Heer van Nevele

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Gauthier has not been identified.  The chronology suggests that he was the grandson of Everard [IV] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai, Seigneur de Mortagne (see above).  After the death of Marguerite de Longueval Vrouw van Nevele, Gauthier’s descendant inherited Nevele as shown below.  Gauthier’s daughter was therefore presumably the next senior heir of the Mortagne family after Robert, Marguerite’s grandfather who is shown above.  If that is correct, Gauthier was presumably the father of Robert de Mortagne.  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified. 

 

1.         GAUTHIER ).  Châtelain de Courtrai.  m ([27 Jun] 1284) JOHANNA [van Beveren], daughter of [DIRK van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude & his wife Marguerite de Brienne].  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[879].  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.  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[880]Gauthier & his wife had [two] children:  

a)         [ROBERT de MortagneThe primary source which confirms the parentage of Robert de Mortagne has not been identified.  The succession to Nevele after his granddaughter’s death suggests that he may have been the son of Gauthier Châtelain de Courtrai.  Heer van Nevele.]  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Robert’s wife has not been identified.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARGUERITE de Mortagne (-before 23 Aug 1335)Vrouw van Nevele.  Goethals records a charter dated 23 Aug 1335 which names “Joannes de Longavalle miles, ratione ballii terræ de Nivelle, ad Margaretam filiam suam, minorem annis, ex successione Margaretæ matris suæ, uxoris quondam dicti militis[881]m as his first wife, JEAN [I] Seigneur de Longueval, son of AUBERT [III] Seigneur de Longueval & his wife [Marie de Nesle] (-after 26 May 1377).  One child: 

(a)       MARGUERITE de Longueval (-before 17 Apr 1369)Vrouw van Nevele.  Follow the hyperlink for her marriages and primary sources in which she is named. 

b)         JOHANNA van Nevele (-after 2 Aug 1344)Goethals names her parents without citing the source which confirms this information[882].  “Joanna de Nevele domina de Boular et de Schendelbeke” donated “pratum in Rasebeke” to Beaupré, for the souls of “dominæ meæ Mathildis quæ fuit filia Roberti boni comitis Flandriæ, et domina de Florines et de Beverne...Sigeri de Liedekercke qui fuit dominus de Boular...Roberti domini de Nevele...meæ...Nicolai de Bailleul domini de Rossoit...Mathildis dominæ de Rossoit ipsius uxoris”, by charter dated 3 Mar 1341[883]A charter dated 2 Aug 1344 names “Jane van Nevele vrouwe van Boelaer[884]m SIGER van Gavre Heer van Boelare, son of RASO [XII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke & his first wife Alix van Boelare (-after 11 Nov 1312).  One child: 

i)          MATHILDE van Gavre ).  Vrouw van Boelare.  Goethals records her parentage and two marriages without citing the sources which confirm this information[885].  “Joanna de Nevele domina de Boular et de Schendelbeke” donated “pratum in Rasebeke” to Beaupré, for the souls of “...Nicolai de Bailleul domini de Rossoit...Mathildis dominæ de Rossoit ipsius uxoris”, by charter dated 3 Mar 1341[886]m firstly NICOLAS de Bailleul Seigneur de Ronsoit, son of --- (-after 3 Mar 1341)m secondly Gauthier Seigneur de Honnecourt Châtelain de Thourotte.  Mathilde & her first husband had one child: 

(a)       --- de Bailleul (-[after 25 Oct 1370]).  Vrouw van Boelare.  Van Trimpont records that the daughter and heiress of Mathilde van Gavre and her husband “Nicolaas of Colard van Belle (Bailleul) heer van Ronsoit” in 1350 married “Jan de Fosseux heer van Fosseux” who in a charter dated 25 Oct 1370 is named “Jean seigneur de Fosseux, Ronsoit, Boulaere et Nevele[887]m JEAN Seigneur de Fosseux, son of --- (-after Sep 1376). 

 

 

1.         JEAN de Fosseux (-after Sep 1376)Heer van Boelare, de iure uxorisHeer van Nevele, de iure uxoris: a charter dated 17 Apr 1369 of “heer Inghelbrecht van Edinghen” records “de versterfte van Margriete van Longueval de vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike wive was” and his agreement with “Jan van Fosseux (gehuwd met de nieuwe dame van Nevele)” concerning rights at Nevele[888].  Van Trimpont records that “Jean seigneur de Fosseux, Ronsoit, Boulaere et Nevele” is named in a charter dated 25 Oct 1370[889].  Charters dated 1374 and Sep 1376 name “den here van Fosseux” and “den heere van Fosseus ende van Nevele” respectively[890]m (1350) --- de Bailleul Vrouw van Boelare, daughter of NICOLAS de Bailleul Seigneur de Ronsoit & his wife Mathilde van Gavre (-after 25 Oct 1370).  Van Trimpont records that the daughter and heiress of Mathilde van Gavre and her husband “Nicolaas of Colard van Belle (Bailleul) heer van Ronsoit” in 1350 married “Jan de Fosseux heer van Fosseux[891]Goethals, on the other hand, names “Beatrix”, younger daughter of Siger van Gavre Heer van Boelare & his wife Jeanne de Nevele, as the wife of Jean de Fosseux[892].  Goethals cites no source which confirms this information, which is presumably incorrect if Van Trimpont’s statement is factually accurate.  Vrouw van Nevele.  The following document indicates that the wife of Jean de Fosseux succeeded Marguerite de Longueval as Vrouw van Nevele: a charter dated 17 Apr 1369 of “heer Inghelbrecht van Edinghen” records “de versterfte van Margriete van Longueval de vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike wive was” and his agreement with “Jan van Fosseux (gehuwd met de nieuwe dame van Nevele)” concerning rights at Nevele[893]Jean & his wife had children:

a)         --- de Fosseux ([1351/60]-).  Seigneur de Fosseux.  Heer van Nevele?: no document has been found which names this person.  However, the marriage of Jeanne de Fosseux, heiress of Nevele, shown below suggests that she was his descendant.  The chronology suggests that she would have been his granddaughter. 

b)         ISABELLE de Fosseux )Van Trimpont records that Lodewijk van Reigaarsvliet married “en dochter van Jan de Fosseux” in 1378[894]The primary source which records her name has not been identified.  Vrouw van Boelare.  m (1378) LODEWIJK van Reigaarsvliet, son of WILLEM van Reigaarsvliet & his wife --- (-[1405]). 

 

2.         JEAN de Fosseux .  The primary source which confirms Jean’s parentage has not been identified.  The chronology suggests that he was the grandson of Jean de Fosseux who is named above.  Seigneur de Fosseux.  m JEANNE Dame de Preure, daughter of ---.  Jean & his wife had one child:   

a)         JEANNE de Fosseux (-2 Sep 1431, bur Senlis église des Cordeliers).  Dame de Fosseux.  A charter dated to [1420/23] names “demisielle Jehane dame de Fosseux, de Niviele en Flandres et de Hubermont[895].  Goethals notes that Nevele passed to the Montmorency family with the marriage of “Jeanne de Fosseux” and “Jean seigneur de Montmorency[896].  Charters dated 5 Aug 1424 and 3 Apr 1425 name “Jehane van Fosseulx mer Jannes dochter van Fosseulx” and “Jan van Montmorenchijn en Hohanne van Fosseux, ervachtighe joncvfrau van de lande van Nevele” respectively[897]m (contract 29 Jan 1422) as his first wife, JEAN [II] Seigneur de Montmorency, son of JACQUES Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Philippotte de Melun Dame de Croisilles et de Courrières ([1400/01]-6 Jul 1477). 

 

 

The following reconstruction of this family is an outline which shows selected family members only, mainly for hyperlinking to other families studied in Medieval Lands.  The information has not been verified against primary source documentation, unless otherwise stated. 

 

JEAN de Montmorency, son of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Montmorency & his first wife Jeanne de Fosseux Dame de Fosseux ([1422/23]-26 Jun 1477, bur Nivelle)Heer van Nevele

m GUDULA Vilain Vrouw van Liederkerke, daughter of JEAN Vilain Heer van Huysse & his wife Gudula van Raës Vrouw Pamele (-[1482/83]).  Jean & his wife had children: 

1.         JEAN de Montmorency (-12 Apr 1510)Heer van Nevelem (after Feb 1489) as her second husband, MARGARETA van Horne, widow of FILIP van Horne Seigneur de Baucigny, daughter of JACOB Graaf van Horne & his wife Johanna von Mörs (-15 Dec 1518). 

2.         PHILIPPE de Montmorency ([1455/56]-1526)Heer van Nevelem (contract 5 Sep 1496) MARIA van Horne Dame de Montigny, daughter of FREDERIK van Horne Seigneur de Montigny & his wife Philippotte de Melun ([1475]-Douai 7 Jun 1558, bur Montigny).  Philippe & his wife had children: 

a)         JOSEPH de Montmorency (-1530, bur Weert)Heer van Nevelem (contract 26 Aug 1523) as her first husband, ANNA van Egmond, daughter of FLORIS van Egmond Heer van Buren & his wife Margareta van Berg.  She married secondly Jan Graaf van Horne.  Joseph & his wife had children: 

i)          PHILIPPE de Montmorency (1526-beheaded Brussels 5 Jun 1568, bur Kempen)Heer van NeveleJan Graaf van Horne (his stepfather) appointed Philippe de Montmorency Heer van Nevele as his heir, the heirship eventually passing to Eberhard Graf von Solms and his wife Sabine van Egmond under the 31 Oct 1598 testament of his widow[898].  Graaf van Horne.  m as her first husband, WALPURGA von Neuenahr, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Neuenahr & his wife Anna von Werde Gräfin von Mörs und Saarwerden (-Utrecht 23 May 1600).  She married secondly Adolf von Neuenahr Herr von Alpen

ii)         FLORIS de Montmorency (1528-beheaded Oct 1570)Heer van Nevelem (1565) HELENE de Melun, daughter of HUGUES de Melun Prince d’Epinoy & his wife Yolande de Werchin. 

iii)        MARIE de Montmorency )An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Charles comte de Lalaing...” who married secondly “Marie de Montmorency” from whom he had sons and one daughter[899]m firstly ([1550]) as his second wife, CHARLES Comte de Lalaing, son of CHARLES Comte de Lalaing & his wife Jacqueline de Luxembourg ([1506]-Brussels 21 Nov 1558, bur Lalaing).  m secondly (1562) as his second wife, PETER ERNST Graf von Mansfeld, son of ---. 

iv)       ELEONORE de Montmorency ).  Dame de Montigny.  m firstly PONCE de Lalaing Seigneur de Bugnicourt, son of ---.  m secondly (contract 9 Nov 1560) ANTOINE de Lalaing Graaf van Hoogstraten, son of PHILIPPE de Lalaing Graaf van Hoogstraten, Baron d’Escornaix & his wife Anne de Rennebourg (Brussels [1535]-Reims 11 Dec 1568). 

b)         PHILIPPE de Montmorency (-13 Dec 1566, bur Saint-Albin).  Seigneur de Hachicourt. 

c)         ISABELLE de Montmorencym (contract 20 Jul 1529) JOACHIM de Hangest Seigneur de Moyencourt, son of LOUIS de Hangest dit de Genlis Seigneur de Montmort & his wife ---. 

3.         MARGUERITE de Montmorency )m ARNOUD van Horne Heer van Gaesbeek, son of FILIP van Horne Seigneur de Baucigny, Heer van Gaesbeek & his first wife Jeanne de Lannoy Dame de Brimeux (-1505). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    HEREN van GISTEL (GHISTELLES)

 

 

Gistel is a village 5 kilometres inland due south of Oostende in the present-day Belgian province of West-Vlaanderen.  The history of Gistel was summarised by Le Grand in the mid-19th century[900].  Confirmed references to the seigneurial family of Gistel emerge in the primary sources from the late 1120s.  Grootjans-Hulpiau reproduces some useful epitaphs of members of the seigneurial family in his mid-19th century Mémoire concerning Gistel[901].  Details have been included below, although the monuments were presumably erected a few centuries after the deaths of the persons they commemorate and some details are probably inaccurate. 

 

 

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[902].  “...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[903]"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[904].  "...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[905]“...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[906]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[907]

 

 

[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[908]

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[909].] 

 

 

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...[910]...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[911]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[912].  “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[913].  “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[914].  “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[915].  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[916].  “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[917].  “Rogerus miles de Ghistela” confirmed that “Balduinus fs Algoti” had donated property to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated 31 Jan 1219[918].  “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[919]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[920].  “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[921]

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[922]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[923]

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[924].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “in octobri die Severini episcopi” of “Roberti filii Ahngnes de Ghistella[925]

e)         [ADELISE van Gistel (-10 Sep ----).  The necrology of Gistel records the death “Sep 10” of “Adelis fae castellanie[926].  The parentage of Adelise is not specified, but Arnold (who is described as “vicecomes” [=châtelain] may be her father.] 

 

 

The parentage of the following persons has not been ascertained: 

 

1.         JAN van Gistel (-1218, bur Gistel).  Heer van GistelAn epitaph at Gistel records “Mynheere Janne Ruddere heere van Ghistele” who died 1218 and of “vr Drielle myns heerens dochtere van Lichtervelde heer Jans wyfe” who died 1204[927]m DRIELLE van Lichtervelde, daughter of --- Heer van Lichtervelde & his wife --- (-1204, bur Gistel).  An epitaph at Gistel records “Mynheere Janne Ruddere heere van Ghistele” who died 1218 and of “vr Drielle myns heerens dochtere van Lichtervelde heer Jans wyfe” who died 1204[928]

 

2.         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[929].  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). 

 

3.         GISELINK van Gistel (-1253, bur Gistel).  An epitaph at Gistel records “myn heere Ghiselinck van Ghistele, Ruddere die bleef in wich in Zeelandt” who died 1253 and of “heer Wulfaert van Ghistele Ruddere die bleef in wych in Zeelandt...” who died 1253[930]

 

4.         WULFARD van Gistel (-1253, bur Gistel).  An epitaph at Gistel records “myn heere Ghiselinck van Ghistele, Ruddere die bleef in wich in Zeelandt” who died 1253 and of “heer Wulfaert van Ghistele Ruddere die bleef in wych in Zeelandt...” who died 1253[931]

 

5.         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[932]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[933]

 

 

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[934]Boidinus de Metra” guaranteed the fidelity of “Galterus de Gistella” to Philippe II King of France by charter dated Dec 1215[935].  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[936].  “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[937].  Charters dated 5 Mar 1226 (O.S.) and 16 Apr 1229 relate to the appointment of “Wauthier de Ghistelles dominus de Domo” as arbitrator in disputes[938].  “W--- de Gistella miles et H--- uxor eius” donated revenue from Gistel to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated Aug 1230[939]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[940].  “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[941].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “4 Feb” of “Dnus Walterus de Ghistella” and his donation to Gistel[942]

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[943].  “W--- de Gistella miles et H--- uxor eius” donated revenue from Gistel to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated Aug 1230[944].  “W. dominus de Ghistella et Helsuindis uxor eius” assigned a debt in favour of “Johanne filio nostro primogenito” by charter dated Mar 1239[945].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “24 Jan 1249” of “Heiltrudis Dna de Domo uxor Dni Walteri militis de Ghistella[946]

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[947]Heer van GistelJohannes miles dictus dominus de Ghistella” donated his “jus...in scholis de Ghistella” to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated May 1245[948].  “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[949].  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[950].  “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[951].  “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[952].  “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[953]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[954].  “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[955].  “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[956].  Jan & his wife had four children: 

a)         WALTER [II] van Gistel (-before Oct 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[957].  “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[958].  Heer van Vormezeele.  He was deceased in Oct 1272, the date of the charter in which his brother Jan [II] is named as 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[959].  Marguerite married secondly Jacques d’Archicourt, thirdly Walo de Beure, and fourthly as his second wife, Oste [VI] Seigneur de Trazegnies.  Walter & his wife had one child: 

i)          --- van Gistel (-before Oct 1272).  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[960]He was deceased in Oct 1272, the date of the charter in which his paternal uncle Jan [II] is named as Heer van Vormezeele. 

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 (-after [1299/1300]).  “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[961].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[962].  “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[963].  “Rogier van Ghistele ende Boudene” issued a charter dated end-Aug 1280[964]A charter dated 26 Dec 1285 names “Jan van Gistel heer van Woestine et Rogier van Gistel, broers[965].  Charters dated 28 Jan 1291 (N.S.) and 7 Jan 1297 (N.S.) name “me sire Rogier de Ghistele ridder[966].  A list of knights in Flanders dated to [1299/1300] names “Monseigneur Rogier de Ghistele ridder...li sire de Ghistiele ridder[967]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[968].  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[969].  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[970]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[971]m (before 18 May 1320) JEAN d’Antoing Seigneur de Briffeuil, son of ---.  

d)         WILLEM van Gistel (-after Jul 1308).  “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[972].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[973].  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[974]m MARIE van Steenhuyse, daughter of GERARD [de Trazegnies] Heer van Steenhuyse & his wife --- (-after Jul 1308).  “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[975]

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[976].  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[977]

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[978].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “Feb die Transfigurationis 1257” of “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius Walteri de Ghistella militis[979].  [An epitaph at Gistel records “dominus Walterus de Ghistella miles” who died “XXII Kal Feb” 1287[980].] 

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[981].  “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[982]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[983]

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[984]

 

 

JAN [II] van Gistel, son of JAN [I] Heer van Gistel & his wife Isabelle van Vormezeele (-Dec 1289)A charter dated Oct 1272 names “Jan van Gistel ridder heer van Voormezele en van Woestine[985]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[986]Joannes de Gistella miles dominus de Formesellis et Wastina” established Augustinians at Bruges Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Jan 1275[987].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[988].  “Rogier van Ghistele ende Boudene” issued a charter dated end-Aug 1280[989]A charter dated 26 Dec 1285 names “Jan van Gistel heer van Woestine et Rogier van Gistel, broers[990]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[991].  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[992].  [An epitaph at Gistel records “Myn heere Jan Ruddere heere van Ghistelles Vormiseele en van Woestine” who died “XIII Kal Aug” 1280[993].] 

m ISABELLE van der Woestijne, daughter of [WULFARD van der Woestijne & his wife ---].  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[994]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[995]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[996]

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[997]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[998]A list of knights in Flanders dated to [1299/1300] names “Monseigneur Rogier de Ghistele ridder...li sire de Ghistiele ridder[999]The [Mar/Apr] 1316 charter addressed to his wife, quoted below, indicates that Jan [III] was deceased at the time.  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[1000]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[1001].  “Monsieur de Flandres” notified “Madame de Ghistielle, Chamberlench de Flandre” of the rights of “li Chamberlench” by charter dated [Mar/Apr] 1316[1002]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[1003]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[1004].  Louis Count of Flanders restored certain rights to “Jehan de Ghistelle chevaliers” in relation to “la ville...de Ghistelle” by charter dated 7 Apr 1333 (O.S.)[1005].  A monumental inscription in Gistel church records the death “te Kersy den xxiii ougst” of “myn heere Jan die was van Ghistelles[1006]m firstly YOLANDE de Dorlens, daughter of --- (-12 Mar 1326, bur Gistel).  A monumental inscription in Gistel church records the death “op St. Gregorius dach 1326” of “vr. Yola myns heerens dochtere van Dorlens[1007].  [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[1008].  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[1009].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Marie was the daughter of Waléran [I] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny[1010].  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[1011].  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[1012].  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)[1013].  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][1014], 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[1015].  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[1016].  “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[1017]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] 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[1018].  Heer van Gistel

-         see below

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[1019]

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[1020]

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[1021]

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[1022]

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[1023]

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[1024]

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[1025]

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[1026]

 

 

The parentage of the following person has not been ascertained.  Maybe Jan [II] Heer van Gistel, whose wife was heiress of de Woestyne, granted this property to one of his younger sons.  If that is correct, the chronology suggests that Jan was Jan [II]’s grandson. 

 

1.         JAN van Gistel (-[9 Jul 1365/Apr 1366]).  Heer van der Woestijne.  Louis Count of Flanders instructed “le bailli de Bruges” to receive an “acte de déshéritance...du schouteldomme de Courtrai...[et de] Neveldriesch dans la dite ville” from “Marguerite de Longueval dame de Nevele, assistée de son époux et bail Jean de Ghistelles seigneur de la Woestine” by charter dated 6 Jul 1358[1027]A charter dated 9 Jul 1365 records that “minheer Jan van de Woestine heer van Nevele” sold a house in Gent[1028]Jan had no children by his Longueval wife as Nevele was inherited by her cousin after she died.  m (Papal dispensation [Jun] 1354, 12 Jul 1354) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Longueval Vrouw van Nevele, widow of JAN van Gavre Seigneur d’Aischove, daughter of JEAN de Longueval & his first wife Marguerite de Mortagne (-before 17 Apr 1369).  A charter dated Jun 1254 records the dispensation for the marriage obtained by “Jean de Ghistelle seigneur de Woestine et Marguerite de Longueval[1029].  A charter dated 12 Jul 1354 records the marriage of “nobilis vir Johannes de Ghistella miles dominus de Wastina” and “nobilis mulier Margaretha de Longueval domina de Nivella[1030].  A charter dated 12 Jul 1354 records the marriage of “nobilis vir Johannes de Ghistella miles dominus de Wastina” and “nobilis mulier Margaretha de Longueval domina de Nivella[1031]Louis Count of Flanders instructed “le bailli de Bruges” to receive an “acte de déshéritance...du schouteldomme de Courtrai...[et de] Neveldriesch dans la dite ville” from “Marguerite de Longueval dame de Nevele, assistée de son époux et bail Jean de Ghistelles seigneur de la Woestine” by charter dated 6 Jul 1358[1032].  She married thirdly (contract 27 May 1366) as his first wife, Engelbert [I] d’Enghien Seigneur de Ramerupt

 

 

JAN [V] van Gistel, son of JAN [IV] Heer van Gistel & his [first wife Yolande de Dorlens/second wife [Marie de Luxembourg]] (-[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[1033]. 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[1034], 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[1035]

m [firstly] ISABELLA JOHANNA van Rodes, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

[m secondly MARGARETA van Reigaarsvliet, daughter of FILIPS van Reigaarsvliet & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the 1381 charter which names [her daughter] Isabella, dochter mijns here mer Jans van Ghistele die hi hadde bij vrauwe Mergrieten zinen wive dochter mijns here Philips van Reingheersvliete” having fiefs from the town of Bruges[1036].  It appears more likely that Margareta’s husband was Jan [V] Heer van Gistel than his son Jan [VI], as it seems unlikely that the latter’s daughter would be a fiefholder several years before her marriage.]   

Jan [V] & his [first] wife had children: 

1.         JAN [VI] van Gistel (-early 1417)Heer van Gistel.  A proxy was given 1394 to “Pierre de Merlie saige en droit” to take possession of “la terre d’Havrincourt et de la vicomté de Bligny”, given as dowry to “Jeanne de Ghistelle” by “Gaucher de Châtillon son aïeul et Jean de Ghistelle son père[1037].  “Jean de Ghistelle et sa femme Jeanne de Châtillon” consented to the repurchase of “Havrincourt” by “Gaucher de Châtillon” from “Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1395[1038].  A charter dated 5 May 1418 records the death in the early months of 1417 of “Janne heren van Ghistelle ende van Inghelmunster” who had married “Jeanne de Chatillon[1039]m firstly ISABELLE Dame d’Englemonstier, daughter of ---The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly JEANNE de Châtillon, daughter of GAUCHER de Châtillon Vicomte de Blaigny, Seigneur de La Fère-en-Tardenois & his wife Jeanne de Coucy (-after 1395).  A charter dated 29 Apr 1389 records “Jan heer van Gistel, gehuwd met Jehane van Sasteljoen[1040].  “Jean de Ghistelle et sa femme Jeanne de Châtillon” consented to the repurchase of “Havrincourt” by “Gaucher de Châtillon” from “Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1395[1041].  Jan [VI] & his first wife had one child:

a)         ISABELLE van Gistel (-after 18 Jan 1438).  “Isabella dame van Gistel, Vendeuil en Ingelmunster, dame de Meaux” divided territories, inherited from “notre...pere monseigneur Jehan seigneur de Guistelle et d’Anglemoustier, messire Loys de Guistelle notre frere et messire Guy de Guistelle notre oncle”, between “haar kinderen Jeanne de Bethune (gehuwd met Jan van Luxembourg) en Jacqueline de Bethune (gehuwd met Arnoul d’Ailly)” by charter dated 26 Feb 1423 (N.S.)[1042]A document dated 1435 records “Ysabeele vrauwe van Ghistele, van Inghelmuestre, van Vendeuil ende vicontesse van Meaulx” holding fiefs from Bruges[1043].  An epitaph at Gistel records “Mevr. Isabelle vr. van Ghistelle ux. mer. Robrecht van Bethune Burchgrave van Meaux[1044].  Grootjans-Hulpiau records that Isabelle “des grooten heeren van Ghistelles dochtere”, widow of Robert de Béthune, died “dans le voyage d’Italie qu’elle avait entrepris pour se rendre à Rome[1045]m (after 1387) as his third wife, ROBERT de Béthune Vicomte de Meaux, son of JEAN de Béthune Seigneur de Vendeuil & his first wife Jeanne de Coucy (-Feb 1408)

Jan [VI] & his second wife had children: 

b)         JAN van Gistel (-1400).  An epitaph at Lille Franciscans records “Jean de Ghistelles chevalier seigneur de Wulfyncke, grand veneur de Flandre, fils de...Jean chevalier seigneur de Ghistelles dernier du nom et armes de Ghistelles, gouverneur et capitale général de Flandre” who died during his father’s lifetime in 1400[1046]

c)         JOHANNA van Gistel (-[Feb 1423/1431]).  The marriage contract between “Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” and “Jeanne de Ghistelle” is dated 1393[1047]Gaucher de Châtillon vicomte de Bligny” granted “la vicomté de Bligny et les terres d’Orcueil et Chaumesnil” to “Jeanne de Ghistelle sa nièce [=petite fille] fille de Jean de Ghistellle seigneur d’Esglemontier et de Jeanne de Châtillon fille du seigneur de Père, femme de Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” by charter dated 1393[1048]A proxy was given 1394 to “Pierre de Merlie saige en droit” to take possession of “la terre d’Havrincourt et de la vicomté de Bligny”, given as dowry to “Jeanne de Ghistelle” by “Gaucher de Châtillon son aïeul et Jean de Ghistelle son père[1049].  The testament of Jean de Chalon Seigneur de Châtelbelin, dated 3 May 1396, granted dower to his “compagne Jeanne de Guistelle[1050].  Clerc records her second marriage in early Dec 1398[1051]m firstly (contract 1393) as his second wife, JEAN de Chalon Seigneur de Châtelbelin, son of TRISTAN de Chalon Seigneur de Châtelbelin & his first wife Jeanne de Vienne killed in battle Nikopolis 11 Sep 1396).  m secondly (early Dec 1398) JEAN de Neuchâtel Seigneur de Montagu, son of THIEBAUT [VII] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Marguerite de Bourgogne (-Apr 1433). 

d)         LODEWIJK van Gistel (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  He is named in the 26 Feb 1423 charter of his sister Isabelle, quoted above.  m (8 Sep 1415) as her first husband, JEANNE de Luxembourg, daughter of JEAN de Luxembourg Seigneur de Beauvoir et de Richebourg & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien Ctss di Conversano et de Brienne, dame d'Enghien (-1420).  She married secondly (28 Oct 1419) as his first wife, Jean Vicomte de Melun Burchgraaf van Gent Seigneur d'Antoing et d'Epinoy. 

2.         GUY van Gistel (-before 26 Feb 1423).  A charter dated 1381 records “mijn her Guy van Ghistele f. mijns heren” holding “een leen de stede ten Gruuthuse bi Zente Kathelinen bi Brugghe[1052].  A charter dated 1381 records “mijn her Guy van Ghistele” having fiefs from the town of Bruges[1053].  A charter dated 1384 records “mijn heer Guy filius mijns heere van Ghistele” having fiefs from Bruges[1054]He is named in the following document of his niece: Isabella dame van Gistel, Vendeuil en Ingelmunster, dame de Meaux” divided territories, inherited from “notre...pere monseigneur Jehan seigneur de Guistelle et d’Anglemoustier, messire Loys de Guistelle notre frere et messire Guy de Guistelle notre oncle”, between “haar kinderen Jeanne de Bethune (gehuwd met Jan van Luxembourg) en Jacqueline de Bethune (gehuwd met Arnoul d’Ailly)” by charter dated 26 Feb 1423 (N.S.)[1055]

3.         MARIE van GistelA charter dated 1381 records “vrauwe Marie, dochtere mijns heere Jans van Ghistele twijf mijns her Vrans van Ale”, “mijn vrauwe van Brimeu, dochtere mijns heeren van Ghistele”, “mijn her Guy van Ghistele f. mijns heren” holding “een leen de stede ten Gruuthuse bi Zente Kathelinen bi Brugghe[1056].  A charter dated 1384 records “vrauwe Marie filia mijns heeren van Ghistele, uxor mer Vranx van Ale” having fiefs from Bruges[1057]m FRANS van Ale, son of ---. 

4.         --- van Gistel .  A charter dated 1381 records “vrauwe Marie, dochtere mijns heere Jans van Ghistele twijf mijns her Vrans van Ale”, “mijn vrauwe van Brimeu, dochtere mijns heeren van Ghistele”, “mijn her Guy van Ghistele f. mijns heren” holding “een leen de stede ten Gruuthuse bi Zente Kathelinen bi Brugghe[1058]m --- van Brimeu, son of ---. 

Jan [V] & his [second] wife had [one child]: 

5.         [ISABELLA van Gistel (-after 1384).  A charter dated 1381 records “vrauwe Lisebette van Dornike mijns her Roegiers wijf van Ghistele”, “mijn her Guy van Ghistele” and “Isabella, dochter mijns here mer Jans van Ghistele die hi hadde bij vrauwe Mergrieten zinen wive dochter mijns here Philips van Reingheersvliete” having fiefs from the town of Bruges[1059].  As noted above, there is some doubt about the identity of Isabella’s father.  A charter dated 1384 records “joncvrauwe Ysabeele filia mijns here van Ghistele“, “vrauwe Mergriete filia mijns heeren van Ghistele, vrauwe van Dannoy” and “vrauwe Cateline filia mijns heeren van Ghistele twijf mer Wouters van Kerssebeke” as having fiefs from Bruges[1060].] 

[Jan [V] & his [first/second] wife had possible children]: 

6.         [MARGARETA van Gistel .  A charter dated 1384 records “joncvrauwe Ysabeele filia mijns here van Ghistele“, “vrauwe Mergriete filia mijns heeren van Ghistele, vrauwe van Dannoy” and “vrauwe Cateline filia mijns heeren van Ghistele twijf mer Wouters van Kerssebeke” having fiefs from Bruges[1061].  The date of this document suggests that Jan [V] van Gistel was Margareta’s father, but this can only be verified with more information about her chronology and that of her husband.  m --- Heer van Dannoy, son of ---.] 

7.         [CATALINA van Gistel .  A charter dated 1384 records “joncvrauwe Ysabeele filia mijns here van Ghistele“, “vrauwe Mergriete filia mijns heeren van Ghistele, vrauwe van Dannoy” and “vrauwe Cateline filia mijns heeren van Ghistele twijf mer Wouters van Kerssebeke” having fiefs from Bruges[1062].  The date of this document suggests that Jan [V] van Gistel was Catalina’s father, but this can only be verified with more information about her chronology and that of her husband.  m WOUTER van Kerssebeke, son of ---.] 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the relationships between the following persons and the main Gistel family have not been identified. 

 

1.         GERARD van Gistelm ---.  The primary source which identifies the name of Gerard’s wife has not been identified.  Gerard & his wife had children: 

a)         BOUDEWIJN van Gistel (-31 Oct 1307, bur Gistel)Heer van Ansbeke, de iure uxorisAn epitaph at Gistel records “myn heere Baudewyn van Ghistelle Ruddere Heere van Ansbeke myn heerens Geerardt zone rudders” who died “als men screef mcccvii op alle heylgen avondt” and “vr. Mabelie myns heerens dochtere Baudewins van Praet vr van Ansbeke” who died “mccci den neghensten kalende van maerte[1063]m MABEL van Praet, daughter of BOUDEWIJN van Praet Heer van Ansbeke & his wife --- (-Feb 1301).  An epitaph at Gistel records “myn heere Baudewyn van Ghistelle Ruddere Heere van Ansbeke myn heerens Geerardt zone rudders” who died “als men screef mcccvii op alle heylgen avondt” and “vr. Mabelie myns heerens dochtere Baudewins van Praet vr van Ansbeke” who died “mccci den neghensten kalende van maerte[1064]

 

2.         ROGER van Gistel (-[1384/91]).  m ELISABETH [Margareta] van Dudzele, daughter of JACOB van Dudzele & his wife --- (-after [9 Jan/8 May] 1391).  [A charter dated 1381 records “Mergriete vrauwe van Dudzele, wedewe mijns heeren van Dudzele[1065].  The following document suggests either that the 1381 charter was misdated or that Margareta’s husband was another member of the Gistel family.]  A charter dated 1381 records “vrauwe Lisebette van Dornike mijns her Roegiers wijf van Ghistele”, “mijn her Guy van Ghistele” and “Isabella, dochter mijns here mer Jans van Ghistele die hi hadde bij vrauwe Mergrieten zinen wive dochter mijns here Philips van Reingheersvliete” as having fiefs from the town of Bruges[1066].  A charter dated 1384 records “vrauwe Lisebette filia mer Jacob van Dudzeele uxor mer Rogier van Ghistele” and “mer Jacq. Van Ghistele mer filius Rogeriers[1067].  A charter dated [9 Jan/8 May] 1391 records “damoiselle Elisabeth vefue de feu messire Rogier de Ghistelle” holding fiefs from Bruges”[1068].  Roger & his wife had children: 

a)         JACOB van Gistel .  A charter dated 1384 records “vrauwe Lisebette filia mer Jacob van Dudzeele uxor mer Rogier van Ghistele” and “mer Jacq. Van Ghistele mer filius Rogeriers[1069]

b)         JAN van Gistel .  A charter dated 6 Apr 1407 records “mer Janne van Ghistelle mer Roegiaers zuene[1070].  Heer van Dudzele.  m ---.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

i)          JACOB van Gistel .  A document dated 1435 records “Jacob van Ghistele mer Jans zone, heer van Dudzeele...Jacop van Ghistelle f. mer Jans heer van Dudzeele ende van Straten” holding fiefs from Bruges[1071]

 

3.         --- van Gistel .  Heer van den Broek.  m --- Vrouw van der Moere, daughter of --- (-before 23 Mar 1433).  She is mentioned (but not named) as deceased in her son’s 23 Mar 1433 charter quoted below.  One child: 

a)         JAN van GistelHeer van den Broek, van den Moere.  Jan van Ghistele, heere van den Brouke, van den Moure, van der Couderborch, van Borst ende van Okeghem” donated property to Zuiddorpe church, for the souls of “vrouwe van den Moere zijn moeder, wijlen Mergriete Vilain zijn vrouw”, by charter dated 23 Mar 1433[1072].  A document dated 1435 records “Margaretha Vilain fille de feu messire Jehan Vilein, compaigne messire Jehan de Ghistelle chevalier” holding Couderborch as a fief in Tielrode and after her “Guy de Ghistelle filius mer Jans ruddere ex matre”, and “mesire Jehan de Ghistelle” a fief in Couderborch in Tielrode and after him “Guy fs mer Jan van Gistel ex patre[1073]m MARGUERITE Vilain, daughter of JEAN Vilain & his wife --- (-before 23 Mar 1433).  A document dated 1435 records “Margaretha Vilain fille de feu messire Jehan Vilein, compaigne messire Jehan de Ghistelle chevalier” holding Couderborch as a fief in Tielrode and after her “Guy de Ghistelle filius mer Jans ruddere ex matre”, and “mesire Jehan de Ghistelle” a fief in Couderborch in Tielrode and after him “Guy fs mer Jan van Gistel ex patre[1074].  She is named as deceased in her husband’s 23 Mar 1433 charter quoted above.  Jan & his wife had children: 

i)          GUY van Gistel .  A document dated 1435 records “Margaretha Vilain fille de feu messire Jehan Vilein, compaigne messire Jehan de Ghistelle chevalier” holding Couderborch as a fief in Tielrode and after her “Guy de Ghistelle filius mer Jans ruddere ex matre” and “mesire Jehan de Ghistelle” a fief in Couderborch in Tielrode and after him “Guy fs mer Jan van Gistel ex patre[1075]

ii)         MARGARETA van Gistel .  The marriage contract between “Pieter de zoon van de heer van Roubaix” and “Mergriete dochter van ridder Jan van Gistel heer van den Brouke” is dated 1435[1076]m (contract 1435) PIERRE de Roubaix, son of --- Seigneur de Roubaix & his wife ---. 

 

4.         MARGARETA van Gistel )A charter dated 20 May 1409 records “Margaretha van Ghistelle dame de Briffœil en Wervik, moeder van Jan van Antoing heer van Briffœil en Bury[1077].  The mention of her son suggests that Margareta’s husband was deceased at the time.  m --- d’Antoing Seigneur de Briffœil, son of --- (-before 20 May 1409). 

 

5.         JAN van Gistel (-[before [1421]]).  Heer van Eskelbeek.  A charter dated 8 May 1413 records “Jehan de Ghistielle seigneur de Eclebecque chevalier” married to “Maria van Halewijn[1078].  He was presumably deceased in [1421], the date of the charter quoted below which names his son as Heer van Eskelbeek.  m MARIA van Halewijn, daughter of --- (-after 8 May 1413).  A charter dated 8 May 1413 records “Jehan de Ghistielle seigneur de Eclebecque chevalier” married to “Maria van Halewijn[1079].  Jan & his wife had children: 

a)         WOUTER van GistelCharters dated [1421] name “Wouter van Eykelsbeque filius mijns heere Jans” and “Wouter van Ghistele heere van Ekelsbecke...mijn vrauwe Ysabeele van Ghistele vrauwe van Drinegam” holding fiefs from Bruges[1080].  Heer van Eskelbeek.  A document dated 21 Aug 1422 convoking nobles to Gent names “le seigneur de Equelsbeque” and “messire Jehan et Guy de Ghistelle chevaliers freres[1081]m (before [1421]) ISABELLA van Gistel Vrauw van Drinegam, daughter of ---.  Charters dated [1421] name “Wouter van Eykelsbeque filius mijns heere Jans” and “Wouter van Ghistele heere van Ekelsbecke...mijn vrauwe Ysabeele van Ghistele vrauwe van Drinegam” holding fiefs from Bruges[1082]

 

6.         LODEWIJK van Gistel (-[after 16 Feb 1425?]).  Heer van Eskelbeek.  He is named in the 16 Feb 1425 charter which names his son, which suggests that he was living at the time.  m ---.  The name of Lodewijk’s wife is not known.  Lodewijk & his wife had one child: 

a)         GERARD van GistelA document dated 16 Feb 1425 (N.S.) convoking nobles in Flanders to military service names “Ghuerard de Ghuistele, fils messire Loys...le seigneur d’Ekelsbeke...messire Jehan et messire Guy chevaliers et Charles de Guistelle escuiers, freres[1083]

 

7.         LODEWIJK van Gistelm ELISABETH van Steenhuse, daughter of --- (-after 10 Apr 1426).  A charter dated 10 Apr 1426 records “Lodewijk van Gistel ridder”, married to “vrouwe Lisbette van Steenhuse”, holding fiefs[1084]

 

 

Four brothers: 

1.         JAN van Gistel .  A document dated 21 Aug 1422 convoking nobles to Gent names “le seigneur de Equelsbeque” and “messire Jehan et Guy de Ghistelle chevaliers freres[1085].  A document dated 22 Sep 1422 convoking nobles in Flanders to the siege at Guise names “messire Jehan de Ghistelle, messire Guy de Guistelle, Ghuerard de Ghistelle, freres[1086].  Documents dated Jun 1426 and 22 Feb 1427 (N.S.), convoking Flemish nobles to military service, name “messire Jehan de Ghistelle, messire Guy de Ghistelle, seigneur d’Axelle, Gherard de Ghistelle, escuier, freres[1087].  A document dated 16 Feb 1425 (N.S.) convoking nobles in Flanders to military service names “Ghuerard de Ghuistele, fils messire Loys...le seigneur d’Ekelsbeke...messire Jehan et messire Guy chevaliers et Charles de Guistelle escuiers, freres[1088]

2.         GUY van Gistel .  A document dated 21 Aug 1422 convoking nobles to Gent names “le seigneur de Equelsbeque” and “messire Jehan et Guy de Ghistelle chevaliers freres[1089].  A document dated 22 Sep 1422 convoking nobles in Flanders to the siege at Guise names “messire Jehan de Ghistelle, messire Guy de Guistelle, Ghuerard de Ghistelle, freres[1090].  Heer van Axel.  Documents dated Jun 1426 and 22 Feb 1427 (N.S.), convoking Flemish nobles to military service, name “messire Jehan de Ghistelle, messire Guy de Ghistelle, seigneur d’Axelle, Gherard de Ghistelle, escuier, freres[1091].  A document dated 16 Feb 1425 (N.S.) convoking nobles in Flanders to military service names “Ghuerard de Ghuistele, fils messire Loys...le seigneur d’Ekelsbeke...messire Jehan et messire Guy chevaliers et Charles de Guistelle escuiers, freres[1092]m (before 1435) ELISE Boudin de Vos, daughter of .  A document dated 1435 records “Damoiselle Elise fille messire Boudin de Vos [...espouse de messire Guy de Gistelle seigneur de Axele” holding fiefs from the parishes of Vrasene and Sint-Gillis[1093].

3.         GERARD van Gistel .  A document dated 22 Sep 1422 convoking nobles in Flanders to the siege at Guise names “messire Jehan de Ghistelle, messire Guy de Guistelle, Ghuerard de Ghistelle, freres[1094].  Documents dated Jun 1426 and 22 Feb 1427 (N.S.), convoking Flemish nobles to military service, name “messire Jehan de Ghistelle, messire Guy de Ghistelle, seigneur d’Axelle, Gherard de Ghistelle, escuier, freres[1095]

4.         KAREL van Gistel .  A document dated 16 Feb 1425 (N.S.) convoking nobles in Flanders to military service names “Ghuerard de Ghuistele, fils messire Loys...le seigneur d’Ekelsbeke...messire Jehan et messire Guy chevaliers et Charles de Guistelle escuiers, freres[1096]

 

 

1.         --- van Gistel .  The chronology appears tight for this to have been Jan [V] Heer van Gistel (see above).  m --- van Rode, daughter of ---.  Her family origin is indicated by the epitaph of her grandson Guy van Gistel, quoted below.  One child: 

a)         --- van Gistelm --- van Haverskerke-Watou, daughter of --- van Haverskerke-Watou & his wife --- van Haverskerke.  Her family origin is indicated by the epitaph of her son Guy van Gistel, quoted below.  One child: 

i)          GUY van Gistel (-16 Feb 1417).  Heer van Lake.  A charter dated 1415 records “mesire Guy de Ghistelles seigneur de Laques[1097].  An epitaph at Bruges St Katherina records “Gui de Ghistelles chevalier seigneur de Lake” who died 16 Feb 1417 and “sa femme Agnès de Floyon” who died 10 Sep 1419, his arms “Ghistelles, Rode, Haverskerke-Watou, Haveskerke” and hers “Floyon, Liedekerke, Estrepy, Bauge[1098]m AGNES de Floyon, daughter of --- de Floyon & his wife --- d’Estrépy (-10 Sep 1419).  An epitaph at Bruges St Katherina records “Gui de Ghistelles chevalier seigneur de Lake” who died 16 Feb 1417 and “sa femme Agnès de Floyon” who died 10 Sep 1419, his arms “Ghistelles, Rode, Haverskerke-Watou, Haveskerke” and hers “Floyon, Liedekerke, Estrepy, Bauge[1099]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    HEREN van NINOVE

 

 

1.         AMAURY [I] .  The De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "principes Ninivenses Amalricus et filius eius Amelricus"[1100]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"[1101]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[1102].  "…Amulrici de Ninive…" signed the charter dated 1116 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders amended service obligations for Saint-Amand[1103].  "…Amulrici conestabuli…" witnessed the charter dated 1116 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders granted privileges to "ecclesiæ Elnonense cœnobium"[1104]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"[1105].  The De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Gerardus filius Amelrici Flandrum constabularii"[1106]Heer van Ninove.  Nicholas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the foundation of the church at Ninove by Gerardus…Amulrici filius” by charter dated 1138[1107]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[1108]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"[1109].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the same information without stating Gisela’s parentage[1110].  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[1111].  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[1112].  The De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Gerardum…de Grimberges et uxorem eius Mathildem"[1113].  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[1114]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[1115].  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[1116].  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  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[1117]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[1118]

 

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[1119]

 

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[1120]"…Hugonis de Aldenarde…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 1046 under which Baudouin Bishop of Tournai donated "Altare de Oostburgh" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1121].  "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[1122]

 

4.         ARNOUD [I] van Oudenaarde (-after 13 Sep 1083).  Heer van Oudenaarde.  His parentage is unknown.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1123], 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[1124].  "…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[1125].  "…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[1126].  "…Arnulphi de Aldenarda…" signed the charter dated 13 Sep 1083 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai donated "Altare de Huneghem" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1127]

 

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[1128].  "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…"[1129]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][1130]

 

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[1131]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[1132].  It is not certain that “Arnulfi junioris” was Arnoud [II].] 

 

 

1.         GERARD van Oudenaarde m --- d’Ath, daughter of WALTER d’Ath & his wife Ada de RameruptThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the daughters of "Galterum de Aat" & his wife, specifying that one married "Gerardo de Audenarde, que peperit Arnulfum et Godefridum atque Heinricum et ceteros"[1133].  Gerard & his wife had three children: 

a)         ARNOUD van OudenaardeThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the daughters of "Galterum de Aat" & his wife, specifying that one married "Gerardo de Audenarde, que peperit Arnulfum et Godefridum atque Heinricum et ceteros"[1134]same person as...?  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[1135].  "…Arnulphus de Aldenaerden…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[1136].  "…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[1137].  "…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[1138]

b)         GODFRID van Oudenaarde .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the daughters of "Galterum de Aat" & his wife, specifying that one married "Gerardo de Audenarde, que peperit Arnulfum et Godefridum atque Heinricum et ceteros"[1139]

c)         HENDRIK van Oudenaarde .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the daughters of "Galterum de Aat" & his wife, specifying that one married "Gerardo de Audenarde, que peperit Arnulfum et Godefridum atque Heinricum et ceteros"[1140]

 

 

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"[1141]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[1142]"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…"[1143].  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"[1144].  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[1145]"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…"[1146].  “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[1147]

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…"[1148]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...[1149]"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…"[1150].  “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[1151]Arnoul d’Oudenarde” guaranteed the loyalty of “Daniel de Masquelines”, with the consent of “Roger de Rozoi son seigneur”, by charter dated [Jul 1215][1152]A charter dated May 1223 records an agreement between "Gerardus dominus de Grimberg" and "dominum nostrum ducem Lotharingiæ" which names "Arnoldum de Audenaerde…"[1153].  "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[1154].  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…[1155].  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"[1156].  "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[1157].  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[1158]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[1159].  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[1160]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[1161].  “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.)[1162]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[1163].  Under a codicil dated Aug 1242, Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed his executors, guaranteed by “Jean son fils[1164]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[1165]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[1166]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[1167]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[1168].  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.)[1169]"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[1170].  "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[1171].  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][1172]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"[1173].  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[1174]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"[1175]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[1176].  "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[1177].  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[1178].  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[1179].  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[1180].  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"[1181].  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[1182]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[1183].  “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[1184]m firstly (contract mid-Jun 1274) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Sebourg, widow of BAUDOUIN [V] Seigneur de Hénin, 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[1185]The marriage contract of Arnoud fils aîné de Jean seigneur d’Audenarde et du Rosoit” and “Isabelle dame de Fontaine et de Sebourg” is dated mid-Jun 1274, and names “Baudouin fils et deux filles que cette dame avait eus de Baudouin de Hennin son premier mari[1186]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[1187]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[1188].  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[1189].  “Willaumes de Mortaigne chevaliers sires de Rumeis et...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[1190].  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[1191]

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[1192]

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"[1193]"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[1194]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[1195]Godefridus comes de Viane” confirmed the possessions of Ninove abbey, with the consent of “dominæ Aalis meæ uxoris”, by charter dated 1285[1196]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"[1197]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[1198].  "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[1199].  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[1200]"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[1201].  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"[1202]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...[1203]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[1204].  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…[1205]Heer van Maarke. 

-        SEIGNEURS de LUMAIN

 

 

The primary source which confirms the existence of the following person has not been identified.  If she did exist, and if Goethals’s description is historically correct, the chronology suggests that the “baron d’Audenarde” to whom he refers was Arnoud [V] (see above).  If that is correct, Margareta would have been the daughter of one of his siblings (assuming that Goethals used the word “nièce” in its strict sense). 

 

1.         [MARGARETA van Pamele Goethals records that Raso married “une damoiselle riche et belle, mais à qui la nature avait refusé le don de la parole...Marguerite de Pamele, nièce du baron d’Audenarde”, and names their only daughter “Jeanne, wife of Jean de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont”, without citing the source on which the information is based[1206].  As noted elsewhere in the present document, the mother of Jean de Looz-Agimont’s wife was probably “vrouw van Aischove”.  It is not known whether Goethals was partially correct and that Margareta van Pamele was Raso’s wife.  m RASO van Gavre Heer van Nokere, son of JAN [I] van Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez & his wife Sibylle de Lille ([1266/72]-after Jul 1329).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  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[1207]

 

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[1208].  "...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[1209]

 

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[1210]...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[1211].  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that Henricus de Aldenburg cum sua uxore Beatrice” donated property to Oudenburg abbey by charter dated 1161[1212]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[1213]

 

 

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...[1214].  “...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[1215]G. et Voregina châtelains d’Oudenbourg” donated land at “St. Pierrebroucq” to Watten by charter dated 1201[1216]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[1217].  “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[1218].  “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[1219]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[1220]

m VIRGINIE, daughter of --- (-after [27 Jun 1217]).  The origin of Virginie is not known.  The following charter, in which she and her husband are described as “châtelains”, suggests that she was heiress of Oudenburg, which she passed to her husband: “G. et Voregina châtelains d’Oudenbourg” donated land at “St. Pierrebroucq” to Watten by charter dated 1201[1221]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[1222].  “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[1223].  “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[1224]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[1225]

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[1226]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[1227]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[1228]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[1229]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...[1230]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[1231].  “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[1232].  “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[1233].  “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[1234]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[1235]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  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[1236].  "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[1237]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[1238].  "…Alardi de Peteghem…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 1046 under which Baudouin Bishop of Tournai donated "Altare de Oostburgh" to Gand Saint-Pierre[1239].  "…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[1240].  "…Alardi de Petengem…" signed the charter dated 1060 under which "femina Godelif" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1241]

 

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[1242]

 

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[1243]

 

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[1244].  "…Rogeri de Petenghem…" signed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1245]

 

 

1.         ENGELBERT [IV] van Peteghem (-after 1135)m [--- van Gent, daughter of BOUDEWIJN van Gent & his wife Oda ---].  The name of Engelbert’s wife is not known.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Inglebertum…de Petinghem" as brother of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[1246].  It is possible that the relationship was through Engelbert’s wife.  Engelbert [V] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JAN [I] van Peteghem (-1154 or before)His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1177 which records the approval by "Everardus…Tornacensis episcopus" of an agreement between Cysoing abbey and [his daughter] "Petronilla eiusdem ecclesie tunc temporis advocatrix", relating to their rights to use the forest of Cysoing, which refers to events in 1135, during the lifetime of "domino Ingelberto advocato", and after the death of "domno Ingelberto et Johanne filio eius" when "Petronilla eiusdem Johannis filia" inherited her father’s property[1247].  "Evrardus…Tornacensis episcopus" confirmed the donation by "Johannes advocatus Cisonii" to Cysoing, in the presence of "fratrum meorum Nicolai…de Avesnis et Gossuini advocati Tornacensis", by charter dated to [1174/86], confirmed after the donor’s death by "domna Petronilla uxor eius soror mea et Petrus supradicti Johannis frater"[1248]m as her first husband, PETRONILLE d’Oisy, daughter of GAUTHIER [I] d’Oisy Seigneur d’Avesnes & his wife Ida de Mortagne (-after 1174).  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis records "quatuor filias [advocationem Tornacensem =Gualterus]" who were married, but does not name them[1249].  "Evrardus…Tornacensis episcopus" confirmed the donation by "Johannes advocatus Cisonii" to Cysoing, in the presence of "fratrum meorum Nicolai…de Avesnis et Gossuini advocati Tornacensis", by charter dated to [1174/86], confirmed after the donor’s death by "domna Petronilla uxor eius soror mea et Petrus supradicti Johannis frater"[1250].  She married secondly Roger de LandasJan [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          PETRONILLE (-[1177/88]).  A charter dated 1177 records the approval by "Everardus…Tornacensis episcopus" of an agreement between Cysoing abbey and "Petronilla eiusdem ecclesie tunc temporis advocatrix", relating to their rights to use the forest of Cysoing, which refers to events in 1135, during the lifetime of "domino Ingelberto advocato", and after the death of "domno Ingelberto et Johanne filio eius" when "Petronilla eiusdem Johannis filia" inherited her father’s property, and adds that "Petronilla et Joannes filius eius" renounced certain rights[1251]m ---.  One child: 

(a)       JAN [II] van Peteghem (-1220 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Iohanni filio Petronille de Chisonio" as husband of Mabile, daughter of Baudouin Comte de Guines[1252]

-         see below

ii)         JOANNA van Peteghem The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m as his first wife, HENRI de Hainaut Seigneur de Sebourg, son of BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alice de Namur (-after 1207). 

b)         PETER van Peteghem"Evrardus…Tornacensis episcopus" confirmed the donation by "Johannes advocatus Cisonii" to Cysoing, in the presence of "fratrum meorum Nicolai…de Avesnis et Gossuini advocati Tornacensis", by charter dated to [1174/86], confirmed after the donor’s death by "domna Petronilla uxor eius soror mea et Petrus supradicti Johannis frater"[1253]

c)         GISELA van Peteghem 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"[1254].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the same information without stating Gisela’s parentage[1255]m GERARD Heer van Ninove, son of AMAURY Constable of Flanders & his wife ---. 

 

 

JAN [II] van Peteghem, son of --- & his wife Petronille van Peteghem (-1220 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Iohanni filio Petronille de Chisonio" as husband of Mabile, daughter of Baudouin Comte de Guines[1256]His parentage is confirmed more precisely by the charter dated 1177 which records the approval by "Everardus…Tornacensis episcopus" of an agreement between Cysoing abbey and [his mother] "Petronilla eiusdem ecclesie tunc temporis advocatrix", relating to their rights to use the forest of Cysoing, which refers to events in 1135, during the lifetime of "domino Ingelberto advocato", and after the death of "domno Ingelberto et Johanne filio eius" when "Petronilla eiusdem Johannis filia" inherited her father’s property, and adds that "Petronilla et Joannes filius eius" renounced certain rights[1257].  "Johannes advocatus" donated property to Cysoing abbey by charter dated 1188[1258].  A charter dated 2 Jan 1204 records the settlement of a dispute between Cysoing abbey and "Johannem dominum Cisonii" concerning rights to water[1259].  "Johannes dominus Cisonii et…Johannes filius eius et Maria uxor mea" regulated the rights of Cysoing by charter dated 16 Mar 1219[1260]

m MABILE de Guines, daughter of BAUDOUIN Comte de Guines & his wife Christine d'Ardres (-1197 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Mabiliam…Arnoldum…Willelmum… Manassem…Balduinum" as children of "Balduinus Ghisnensis comitis Arnoldi filius" & his wife, naming "Iohanni filio Petronille de Chisonio" as husband of Mabile[1261]

Jan [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         JAN [III] (-after 16 Dec 1234).  "Johannes dominus Cisonii et…Johannes filius eius et Maria uxor mea" regulated the rights of Cysoing by charter dated 16 Mar 1219[1262].  "Jehans sire de Cisoing…et…Gilles mes fiuls" promised to pay revenue to Cysoing by charter dated 16 Dec 1234[1263]m MARIE, daughter of ---.  "Johannes dominus Cisonii et…Johannes filius eius et Maria uxor mea" regulated the rights of Cysoing by charter dated 16 Mar 1219[1264].  Jan [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         EGIDIUS"Jehans sire de Cisoing…et…Gilles mes fiuls" promised to pay revenue to Cysoing by charter dated 16 Dec 1234[1265]

-        HEREN van PETEGHEM, HEREN van CYSOING[1266]Ernous de Cysoing chevaliers, bers de Flandres” sold “le maison de Petenghiem” to Guy Count of Flanders, providing for “Marie dame de Cysoing, femme audit seigneur de Cysoing”, by charter dated 1286[1267].  The Chronique Artésienne records “Guillaumes Pedresem” among those killed at the battle of Furnes 20 Aug 1297[1268]

b)         MARIE van Peteghem .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" married secondly “filia domini Joannis de Cisoing Maria[1269]m (before 1257) as his second wife, HUGUES [II] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy, son of ALARD [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his wife Ida de Douai (1204-[1270]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13.  CHÂTELAINS d’YPRES

 

 

The first record of a châtelain at Ypres dates from the early 12th century.  The members of his family are recorded as “d’Ypres” in primary sources from the late 11th century, but the records do not show whether they held any administrative position in the town or castle, or the precise date when the fortification was first constructed.  Reconstructing the family of the châtelains d’Ypres from the mid-12th century presents considerable challenges.  As will be seen below, the title probably passed through a series of heiresses, the precise relationship of each of which with her immediate predecessor is uncertain.  The reconstructions shown in many secondary sources (published in the mid-19th century) are unsatisfactory and do not adequately explain the surviving primary source documentation.  What is shown below is an attempted new reconstruction which appears best to reflect the factual statements made in this documentation.  However, it should be considered tentative and subject to change if new primary source data emerges. 

 

 

1.         FULPOLD (-after 1072).  “Drogo Morinorum episcopus” confirmed that "Fulpolde" founded "ecclesiam S. Mariæ in villa...Sinnebeka", for the souls of “tuæ et uxoris Ramburgæ et filiorum”, by charter dated 1072[1270]Pope Paschal II addressed “Lamberto Sinnebeccensis ecclesiæ præposito” confirming the foundation of the church "in villa Sonnebeccensi" by "bonæ memoriæ Fulpoldus...cum uxore sua Rampurga avia tua et poste eos pater tuus Teobaldus" by charter dated 1110[1271]m RAMBURGE, daughter of --- (-after 1072).  Drogo Morinorum episcopus” confirmed that "Fulpolde" founded "ecclesiam S. Mariæ in villa...Sinnebeka", for the souls of “tuæ et uxoris Ramburgæ et filiorum”, by charter dated 1072[1272]Pope Paschal II addressed “Lamberto Sinnebeccensis ecclesiæ præposito” confirming the foundation of the church "in villa Sonnebeccensi" by "bonæ memoriæ Fulpoldus...cum uxore sua Rampurga avia tua et poste eos pater tuus Teobaldus" by charter dated 1110[1273].  Fulpold & his wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         THIBAUT [I] d’Ypres (-after 1093).  “...Thietboldi de Ipera...” witnessed the charter dated to [1070] which settled disputes between the abbot of Saint-Bavon and “advocatus[1274].  “...Tetboldi de Ypra, Ulrici filii eius, Fromoldi fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Jul 1087 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to Tronchiennes[1275].  "…Theobaldi Iprensi…" witnessed the charter dated 1093 under which "Philippus filius Roberti marchionis cognomento Frisonis...possideo Lo" founded the church of Loo Saint-Pierre in the diocesis of Ypres[1276]m ---.  The name of Thibaut’s wife is not known.  Thibaut [I] & his wife had six children: 

i)          ULRIC [Wulfric] (-after 1102).  “...Tetboldi de Ypra, Ulrici filii eius, Fromoldi fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Jul 1087 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to Tronchiennes[1277].  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 “...Frumoldus de Iupre, Wilfricus frater eius...[1278]Châtelain d’Ypres.  Robert Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Cambrai Saint-Aubert “in villa de Keans” by charter dated 1102, in the presence of “...Wilfrici Tanchin castellani de Ipris...[1279]

ii)         FROMOLD [I] (-after 6 May 1124).  “...Tetboldi de Ypra, Ulrici filii eius, Fromoldi fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Jul 1087 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to Tronchiennes[1280].  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 “...Frumoldus de Iupre, Wilfricus frater eius...[1281]"...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[1282]Châtelain d’Ypres.  "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[1283]Fromoldo laico Yprensi preposito ac fratre eius Teobaldo, Sygero eorum nepote...” witnessed the charter dated 27 Feb 1110 (O.S.) under which Robert II Count of Flanders transferred jurisdiction rights to Ypres Saint-Martin[1284]Fromaldo castellano filioque eius Tebbaldo” consented to the freeing of the citizens of Ypres from ordeals by fire and water, by charter dated 1116[1285]Frumaldo castellano et filio eius Frumaldo..." witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Charles Count of Flanders donated property to Ypres St-Marie[1286].  “Frumaldo laico Yprensi preposito ac fratre eius Adam...” witnessed the charter dated 6 May 1124 under which Charles Count of Flanders renounced rights in favour of Ypres Saint-Martin[1287]m ---.  The name of Fromold’s wife is not known.  Fromold & his wife had [three] children: 

(a)       [VIROLF (-after 15 Sep 1116).  “...Virolfi filii castelani...” witnessed the charter dated 15 Sep 1116 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders granted exemptions to the inhabitants of Ypres[1288].  The witness list does not specify the name of Virolf’s father, but Fromold was recorded as châtelain d’Ypres before and after the date of the charter, as shown above.] 

(b)       THIBAUT [III] (-after 1116).  “Fromaldo castellano filioque eius Tebbaldo” consented to the freeing of the citizens of Ypres from ordeals by fire and water, by charter dated 1116[1289]

(c)       FROMOLD [II] (-after 1123).  Frumaldo castellano et filio eius Frumaldo..." witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Charles Count of Flanders donated property to Ypres St-Marie[1290]

iii)        LAMBERT (-1123).  Provost of Zonnebeke: Pope Paschal II addressed “Lamberto Sinnebeccensis ecclesiæ præposito” confirming the foundation of the church "in villa Sonnebeccensi" by "bonæ memoriæ Fulpoldus...cum uxore sua Rampurga avia tua et poste eos pater tuus Teobaldus" by charter dated 1110[1291].  Archdeacon of Tournai.  Bishop of Noyon 1113.  The Historiæ Tornacenses record that "Lambertus" succeeded "Baldrico" as bishop[1292]"Lambertus...Tornacensium sive Noviomensium episcopus" donated “altare de Rumbecke cum capellis suis...Calkingehem atque Hocanam” to Saint-Bertin by charter dated 1116[1293].  The Continuatio Praemonstratensis of Sigebert's Chronica records the succession in 1121 of “Symon Ludovici regis Francorum patruelis” after the death of “Lamberto Noviomensi episcopo[1294]

iv)       THIBAUT [II] (-after 27 Feb 1111).  “Fromoldo laico Yprensi preposito ac fratre eius Teobaldo, Sygero eorum nepote...” witnessed the charter dated 27 Feb 1110 (O.S.) under which Robert II Count of Flanders transferred jurisdiction rights to Ypres Saint-Martin[1295]

v)        --- .  m ---.  Two children: 

(a)       SIGER .  “Fromoldo laico Yprensi preposito ac fratre eius Teobaldo, Sygero eorum nepote...” witnessed the charter dated 27 Feb 1110 (O.S.) under which Robert II Count of Flanders transferred jurisdiction rights to Ypres Saint-Martin[1296].  [“...Segeri filii Walteri...” witnessed the charter dated 15 Sep 1116 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders granted exemptions to the inhabitants of Ypres[1297].]  "…Tietbaldo Iprensi castellano, Soero et Fromoldo fratre eius de Ipra…" witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Charles Count of Flanders confirmed the privileges of Loo monastery in the diocesis of Ypres[1298]

(b)       FROMOLD [III] .  "…Tietbaldo Iprensi castellano, Soero et Fromoldo fratre eius de Ipra…" witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Charles Count of Flanders confirmed the privileges of Loo monastery in the diocesis of Ypres[1299]

vi)       ADAM (-after 6 May 1124).  Frumaldo laico Yprensi preposito ac fratre eius Adam...” witnessed the charter dated 6 May 1124 under which Charles Count of Flanders renounced rights in favour of Ypres Saint-Martin[1300]

b)         ADAM (-after 1093).  "…Theobaldi Iprensi...Adam fratre Theobaldi" witnessed the charter dated 1093 under which "Philippus filius Roberti marchionis cognomento Frisonis...possideo Lo" founded the church of Loo Saint-Pierre in the diocesis of Ypres[1301]

c)         [other child(ren) .  The existence of at least one other child is confirmed by the charter dated 1072 under which Drogo Morinorum episcopus” confirmed that "Fulpolde" founded "ecclesiam S. Mariæ in villa...Sinnebeka", for the souls of “tuæ et uxoris Ramburgæ et filiorum[1302].] 

 

 

No indication has been found of the relationship between the following châtelain d’Ypres and the preceding family, although the name Fromold suggests a family connection. 

 

1.         THIBAUT [IV] (-after 1123).  It is possible that Thibaut [IV] was the same person as either Thibaut [II] or Thibaut [III] who are named above.  Châtelain d’Ypres: "…Tietbaldo Iprensi castellano, Soero et Fromoldo fratre eius de Ipra…" witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Charles Count of Flanders confirmed the privileges of Loo monastery in the diocesis of Ypres[1303]

 

2.         ANSELME (-after 1147).  Châtelain d’Ypres.  “...Anselmus castellanus de Ypra...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[1304]...Anselmo Yprensi castellano...” witnessed the charter dated 1132 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted privileges to Ypres Saint-Martin[1305]...Anselmo sculteto Yprensi...” witnessed the charter dated 1139 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to "Iwanus"[1306].  “...Anselmi Yprensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Thierry Count of Flanders transferred property from the chapter of Thérouanne to Ypres[1307].  "...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[1308]"...Anselmus dapifer de Ipres..." witnessed the charter dated 1147 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted rights to Poperinghe[1309]

 

3.         FROMOLD [IV] (-after 1162).  The chronology suggests that Fromold [IV] could have been the same person as either Fromold [II] or Fromold [III] who are named above.  Châtelain d’Ypres.  "…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[1310]

 

 

The basis for the transmission of the châtellenie of Ypres to Baudouin de Bailleul has not been ascertained.  The most likely explanation is that he married the heiress of Ypres, presumably the daughter of one of the earlier châtelains who are named above.  No primary source has been identified which confirms that this speculation is correct, but if it is right she was presumably his first wife given his recorded marriage to Mabile de Bourbourg shown below. 

 

BAUDOUIN [II] de Bailleul, son of --- (-Acre [1190])Châtelain d’Ypres: ...Bauduin châtelain d’Ypres…” witnessed the charter dated 1158 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted an extension to the fair of Messines[1311].  If this document and the other documents quoted in this paragraph are correctly dated, Fromold [IV] was appointed châtelain while Baudouin was also châtelain, unless there were two individuals named Baudouin, the second of whom succeeded Fromold [IV].  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed rights of Marciennes by charter dated 16 Feb 1166, signed by “...Balduini cast. Yprensis...[1312]...Balduino castellano de Ypra...” witnessed the charter dated 21 Apr 1168 under which Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of land made by “Oilardus de Elverdingha” to Ypres Saint-Martin[1313].  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed that “prepositus Balduinus Yprensis ecclesie beati Martini” had donated “duas partes decimationis de Sudscota...per manum Balduini de Balliolo Yprensis...castellani” to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated 1171[1314]Baudouin de Bailleul et Baudouin son fils” donated property to Clermarests abbey by charter dated 1172[1315].  “Gerardus de Bella” donated land “apud Rentecham” to Saint-Godard hospital, for the souls of “patris mei et Hostonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “Baldeuini castellani fratris mei”, by charter dated to [1174][1316]...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[1317]Dominus Baldewinus castellanus Yprensis” donated produce from his mill in Ypres to the leprosorium at Ypres, before leaving for Jerusalem, by charter dated 1187[1318]Roger of Hoveden names “...Castellanus de Ypre...” among those who died at the siege of Acre[1319]

m (before 1158) [--- d’Ypres, daughter of ---.  As noted above, the most likely explanation is that Baudouin [II] de Bailleul inherited the châtellenie of Ypres by marrying its heiress, presumably the daughter of one of the earlier châtelains.]  Baudouin [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.