FRANCONIA - lower rhine, nobility

v4.13 Updated 26 July 2022

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                GRAFEN von ALTENA. 4

A.         GRAFEN von ALTENA.. 4

B.         GRAFEN von LIMBURG an der LENNE (HOHENLIMBURG), HERREN von STIRUM.. 13

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN von BERG. 16

A.         GRAFEN von BERG.. 16

B.         GRAFEN von BERG (LIMBURG) 25

C.        HERREN von BROICH.. 31

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN und HERREN in der EIFEL. 39

A.         GRAFEN von AHR, GRAFEN von NEUENAHR.. 39

B.         HERREN von BLANKENHEIM, GRAFEN von BLANKENHEIM.. 49

C.        HERREN von DOLLENDORF, HERREN von KRONENBURG.. 60

D.        HERREN von GYMNICH.. 79

E.         GRAFEN von HOCHSTADEN (1) 81

F.         GRAFEN von HOCHSTADEN (2) (Family of GRAFEN von AHR) 85

G.        HERREN von KERPEN.. 89

H.        HERREN von MANDERSCHEID.. 91

I.      GRAFEN von NÖRVENICH, GRAFEN von MOLBACH.. 94

J.         HERREN von REIFFERSCHEID.. 97

K.         GRAFEN von SAFFENBERG.. 114

L.         HERREN von SCHLEIDEN.. 123

M.        HERREN von WILDENBERG.. 130

N.        FAMILY of ARNOLD [I] ARCHBISHOP of KÖLN.. 135

Chapter 4.                GRAFEN von HÜCKESWAGEN. 136

Chapter 5.                GRAFEN von JÜLICH. 139

A.         ORIGINS, GRAFEN von JÜLICH.. 140

B.         GRAFEN von HENGEBACH, GRAFEN von JÜLICH (HENGEBACH/HEIMBACH) 149

C.        HERREN von MÜLLENARK.. 179

Chapter 6.                GRAFEN von KLEVE. 183

A.         ORIGINS, GRAFEN von KLEVE.. 184

B.         GRAFEN von KLEVE, DUKES of KLEVE (GRAFEN von der MARK) 208

C.        DUKES of JÜLICH-BERG-KLEVE.. 216

D.        HERREN von ALPEN, BURGGRAFEN von ALPEN.. 218

E.         GRAFEN und HERREN von MÖRS.. 223

Chapter 7.                GRAFEN, BURGGRAFEN, HERREN in KÖLN. 231

A.         BURGGRAFEN von KÖLN, HERREN von ARBERG.. 231

B.         VÖGTE von KÖLN, HERREN von HEPPENDORF. 239

C.        HERREN von VOLMESTEIN.. 251

Chapter 8.                GRAFEN von der MARK. 260

Chapter 9.                GRAFEN von ODENKIRCHEN. 284

A.         GRAFEN von ODENKIRCHEN.. 284

B.         HERREN von DYCK.. 286

C.        HERREN von GLADBACH.. 298

D.        HERREN von HELPENSTEIN.. 299

E.         HERREN von MILLENDONK.. 307

F.         HERREN von WEVELINGHOVEN.. 314

G.        HERREN von WICKRATH [WICKERODE] 320

Chapter 10.              GRAFEN von VIRNEBURG. 327

Chapter 11.              OTHER NOBILITY in the LOWER RHINE region. 343

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

This document shows the nobility in the Lower Rhine area which in the present day straddles the eastern part of the Netherlands and the west-central part of Germany.  In medieval times, the area lay east of the county of Holland and was approximately co-extensive with the archiepiscopal province of Köln.  In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was divided between the kingdom of Lotha ringia (later the duchy of Lower Lotharingia) and the duchy of Franconia.  The north-eastern part of the territory spread into the duchy of Westphalia, most of whose nobility is shown in the document SAXONY NOBLITY.  From about the early 12th century, the Lower Rhine area developed separately from the adjacent parts of Germany and Holland, dominated by the powerful archbishops of Köln.  In particular, the families of the Grafen von Berg, Jülich, Kleve and Mark intermarried frequently, and eventually in the early 15th century consolidated their states into the duchy of Jülich-Berg-Kleve, which later passed by marriage to the Hohenzollern family and subsequently formed a significant part of the area of the kingdom of Prussia which was located in western Germany. 

 

Most of the local noble families emerge from the documentation only in the late 11th or early 12th centuries.  Before that, only the families of the Grafen von Jülich and Grafen von Kleve can be traced back to the Lotharingian period.  The reasons for the lack of continuity with the previous counties in the duchy of Lower Lotharingia (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY) and the emergence of new counties in the Lower Rhine area in the 12th century deserve further study. 

 

The collected charters of the Lower Rhine area, dating from the 13th century, reveal a continuous story of family patronage on the part of successive archbishops of Köln.  The archbishops were appointed from the dominant families in the region, and were closely involved in the constant petty feuding and changing alliances between the local nobles.  This is particularly apparent in the case of the documentation relating to Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden, who was closely related to the ruling families of the counties of Gelre, Jülich, Limburg and Mark.  The documents show that the archbishop held a tight grip on the purse-strings, offering financial loans to the nobility in return for allegiance. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN von ALTENA

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von ALTENA

 

 

The town of Altena is situated south of Dortmund, on the river Lenne, in the present-day German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen.  The ancient county of Altena included the towns of Altena, Neuenrade, Lüdenscheid, Plettenberg and Meinerzhagen.  “Otto quondam comes in Capenberg et postea prepositus eiusdem loci...Euerhardus comes Engelbertus frater eius, Arnoldus comes, nobilis Euerwinus de Holte, Gerhardus nobilis in Colonia” witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed an agreement between Kloster Cappenberg and the canons of Xanten[1]

 

 

EBERHARD von Berg, son of ADOLF [II] Graf von Berg & his second wife [Irmgard von Sponheim/--- von Schwarzenberg] (-23 Jan 1180, bur Altenberg).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Fredericum et Brunonem qui in Colonia promoti archiepiscopi...extiterunt...et Everhardum et Engelbertum” as the sons of “Adulphus comes[2].  Wolbero Abbot of Köln St. Pantaleon restored "subadvocat[um] in villa nostra Huttorp", removed from “subadvocatus...Gumpertus cum matre sua Gerdrude”, to “comite Adolpho” by charter dated to [1151/53], witnessed by “ipse comes Adolphus, filius eius Euerhardus...[3]Graf von Altena 1161.  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 1166 witnessed by "…Albertus comes de Molbach, Willelmus comes Iuliacensis, Comes Euerardus de Altina et frater eius comes Engilbertus…"[4].  “...Comes Euerhardus de Altena et filius eius Arnoldus...” witnessed the charter dated 1166 under which Reinald Archbishop of Köln sold property to “Helmwico militi de Holthusen” for Gladbach monastery[5].  “Otto quondam comes in Capenberg et postea prepositus eiusdem loci...Euerhardus comes Engelbertus frater eius, Arnoldus comes, nobilis Euerwinus de Holte, Gerhardus nobilis in Colonia” witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed an agreement between Kloster Cappenberg and the canons of Xanten[6].  A memorial in Altenburg records the death “X Kal Feb” 1180 of “Everhardus de Alzena comes et hujus loci benefactor[7]

Secondary sources are contradictory regarding the identity of Eberhard’s wife: 

[m --- von Kleve, daughter of ARNOLD [I] von Kleve & his wife Ida de Louvain.  One table in Europäische Stammtafeln records “N v Kleve T v Gf Arnold I” as the wife of Eberhard Graf von Altena[8].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified, although Eberhard naming his son Arnold is suggestive that the Kleve origin of his wife may be correct.] 

[m ADELHEID von Arnsberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Arnsberg [Kuyc] & his wife Ida [Jutta] von Arnsberg (-after 1200).  One table in Europäische Stammtafeln records “Adelheid von Arnsberg T v Gf Heinrich v A-Rietberg” as the wife of Eberhard Graf von Altena, while another table names her father as Graf Gottfried (which is more likely from a chronological point of view)[9].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Meschede and Ödingen 1200.] 

Eberhard & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         ARNOLD (-1209).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Fredericus et Everhardus [error for Arnoldus]” as brothers of Adolf Archbishop of Köln, specifying that “Everhardus” held “castrum...super fluvium Lippiam in parochia de Heringe...Nienbrugghe...et castrum de Hisenberch super Ruram[10].  “...Comes Euerhardus de Altena et filius eius Arnoldus...” witnessed the charter dated 1166 under which Reinald Archbishop of Köln sold property to “Helmwico militi de Holthusen” for Gladbach monastery[11]Graf von Altena und Hövel.  “...Euerhardus comes Engelbertus frater eius, Arnoldus comes...” witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed an agreement between Kloster Cappenberg and the canons of Xanten[12].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Vilich by charter dated 10 Sep 1182 witnessed by "…Arnoldus et Fredericus comites de Alcena…"[13].  Bruno [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the entry of three sisters into Köln St Maria by charter dated 1192 witnessed by "…comes Arnoldus de Altena et comes Fredericus frater eius…"[14].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Füssenich by charter dated 1197 witnessed by "…fratres nostri comites Arnoldus et Fridericus de Althena"[15].  Adolf Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “fratris mei comitis Arnoldi”, noted that "frater meus beate memorie comes Fridericus" sold "curtim suam Lohusen" to the monks of Cappenberg, by charter dated 1199, witnessed by “Adolphus comes de Altena, Fridericus frater eius...[16].  Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the rights of “frater noster germanus Arnoldus comes in Althena…uxoris sue…matrone Methildis et liberorum suorum”, with the consent of "Everhardo filio utriusque iam comite", by charter dated 1200[17].  “...Arnoldus et Everhardus filius eius comites de Althena, Adolfus puer comes de Marke...” witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Scheda[18]m MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-after 1226).  Adolf Archbishop of Köln  confirmed the rights of “frater noster germanus Arnoldus comes in Althena…uxoris sue…matrone Methildis et liberorum suorum”, with the consent of "Everhardo filio utriusque iam comite", by charter dated 1200[19].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Arnold & his wife had ten children: 

a)         EBERHARD (-1209).  Adolf Archbishop of Köln  confirmed the rights of “frater noster germanus Arnoldus comes in Althena…uxoris sue…matrone Methildis et liberorum suorum”, with the consent of "Everhardo filio utriusque iam comite", by charter dated 1200[20].  “...Arnoldus et Everhardus filius eius comites de Althena, Adolfus puer comes de Marke...” witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Scheda[21]Graf von Altena und Isenberg. 

b)         FRIEDRICH [II] (-executed Köln 14 Nov 1226).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “filius eius Fredericus comes de Hysenberch” succeeded “Everhardo comiti” [error for “Arnoldo”][22]Graf von Altena und Isenberg. 

-        see below

c)         DIETRICH (-Rome 18 Jul 1226).  He is shown as the son of Graf Arnold in Europäische Stammtafeln[23].  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  Bishop of Münster 1218. 

d)         ENGELBERT (-1250).  Bishop of Osnabrück.  "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief, by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Philippus majoris ecclesiæ in Susato prepositus, Bruno prepositus Osnabrugensis, Godefridus prepositus Sancti Martini Monasteriensis, Wilhelmus dictus de Isenberg, Adolphus de Holte, fratres…et Theodericum cognatum nostrum…"[24].  A charter dated 1243 records an agreement between "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Henricus dux de Limburg comes de Monte" and "comitem Adolphum de Marka" to settle their dispute about the inheritance of "Theodericus de Isenburg consanguineus noster" received from "patris sui…comitis Friderici", which names "Theodericum et Fridericum fratres de Isenberg…tres etiam sorores Theoderici de Isenberg"[25].  “Engelbertus...Osnaburgensis ecclesie episcopus, G. prepositus Monasteriensis, B. maior prepositus Osanburgensis, Ph. prepositus Susaciensis et thesaurarius maioris ecclesie Coloniensis, A. de Holthe, W. de Ysinberg” granted “manso uno...up dir Wipperin” to “nostro cognato Engelberto dicto de Budellinberg”, with the consent of “nepoti nostro Theoderico comiti de Ysinberg”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1243[26]

e)         PHILIPP (-[1264/66]).  "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief, by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Philippus majoris ecclesiæ in Susato prepositus, Bruno prepositus Osnabrugensis, Godefridus prepositus Sancti Martini Monasteriensis, Wilhelmus dictus de Isenberg, Adolphus de Holte, fratres…et Theodericum cognatum nostrum…"[27].  “Engelbertus...Osnaburgensis ecclesie episcopus, G. prepositus Monasteriensis, B. maior prepositus Osanburgensis, Ph. prepositus Susaciensis et thesaurarius maioris ecclesie Coloniensis, A. de Holthe, W. de Ysinberg” granted “manso uno...up dir Wipperin” to “nostro cognato Engelberto dicto de Budellinberg”, with the consent of “nepoti nostro Theoderico comiti de Ysinberg”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1243[28]

f)          BRUNO (-1258).  "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief, by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Philippus majoris ecclesiæ in Susato prepositus, Bruno prepositus Osnabrugensis, Godefridus prepositus Sancti Martini Monasteriensis, Wilhelmus dictus de Isenberg, Adolphus de Holte, fratres…et Theodericum cognatum nostrum…"[29].  “Engelbertus...Osnaburgensis ecclesie episcopus, G. prepositus Monasteriensis, B. maior prepositus Osanburgensis, Ph. prepositus Susaciensis et thesaurarius maioris ecclesie Coloniensis, A. de Holthe, W. de Ysinberg” granted “manso uno...up dir Wipperin” to “nostro cognato Engelberto dicto de Budellinberg”, with the consent of “nepoti nostro Theoderico comiti de Ysinberg”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1243[30].  Bishop of Osnabrück. 

g)         GOTTFRIED (-[1246]).  "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief, by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Philippus majoris ecclesiæ in Susato prepositus, Bruno prepositus Osnabrugensis, Godefridus prepositus Sancti Martini Monasteriensis, Wilhelmus dictus de Isenberg, Adolphus de Holte, fratres…et Theodericum cognatum nostrum…"[31].  Provost at Münster.  “Engelbertus...Osnaburgensis ecclesie episcopus, G. prepositus Monasteriensis, B. maior prepositus Osanburgensis, Ph. prepositus Susaciensis et thesaurarius maioris ecclesie Coloniensis, A. de Holthe, W. de Ysinberg” granted “manso uno...up dir Wipperin” to “nostro cognato Engelberto dicto de Budellinberg”, with the consent of “nepoti nostro Theoderico comiti de Ysinberg”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1243[32]

h)         WILHELM gt von Isenberg .  "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief, by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Philippus majoris ecclesiæ in Susato prepositus, Bruno prepositus Osnabrugensis, Godefridus prepositus Sancti Martini Monasteriensis, Wilhelmus dictus de Isenberg, Adolphus de Holte, fratres…et Theodericum cognatum nostrum…"[33].  “Engelbertus...Osnaburgensis ecclesie episcopus, G. prepositus Monasteriensis, B. maior prepositus Osanburgensis, Ph. prepositus Susaciensis et thesaurarius maioris ecclesie Coloniensis, A. de Holthe, W. de Ysinberg” granted “manso uno...up dir Wipperin” to “nostro cognato Engelberto dicto de Budellinberg”, with the consent of “nepoti nostro Theoderico comiti de Ysinberg”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1243[34]m ---.  The name of Wilhelm’s wife is not known.  Wilhelm & his wife had one child: 

i)          WILHELM (-after 1275).  “Theodericus comes dictus de Ysinberg” confirmed that “Hermannus et Godefridi fratres dicti de Almele et Bertrammus sororius ipsorum” had renounced rights “in curtim Dudinchof” in favour of Kloster Oelinghausen, at the request of “Alheydis uxoris nostre...Wilhelmi nostri nepotis...”, by charter dated 20 Dec 1264[35]m CHRISTINA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified. 

i)          ADOLF von Holte (-[5 Nov 1261/16 Jun 1266]).  "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief, by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Philippus majoris ecclesiæ in Susato prepositus, Bruno prepositus Osnabrugensis, Godefridus prepositus Sancti Martini Monasteriensis, Wilhelmus dictus de Isenberg, Adolphus de Holte, fratres…et Theodericum cognatum nostrum…"[36]

-        HERREN von HOLTE

j)          daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[37].  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  m HERMANN von Altena, son of ---. 

2.         ADOLF (-15 Apr 1220).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Adulphus fratris eius Everhardi comitis...filius” succeeded Bruno as Archbishop of Köln in 1193[38]Archbishop of Köln.  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Catalogus of archbishops of Köln records the election of "adhuc Brunone vivente…filius fratris eius Adolphus" as archbishop of Köln[39].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Füssenich by charter dated 1197 witnessed by "…fratres nostri comites Arnoldus et Fridericus de Althena"[40].  Adolf Archbishop of Köln  confirmed the rights of “frater noster germanus Arnoldus comes in Althena…uxoris sue…matrone Methildis et liberorum suorum”, with the consent of "Everhardo filio utriusque iam comite", by charter dated 1200[41].  He was excommunicated in 1205 for crowning Philipp as king of Germany, but submitted to Pope Innocent III in 1208.  Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed that “consanguineus noster Adolfus comes de Altena” had freed “predium in Kalveswinkele” from obligations by charter dated 1213, witnessed by “...comes Fridericus...dominus Hermannus de Altena...Heinricus frater comitis...[42]

3.         FRIEDRICH [I] (-1199, bur Kloster Kappenberg).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Fredericus et Everhardus” as brothers of Adolf Archbishop of Köln, specifying that Friedrich held “castrum de Altena[43]Graf von Altena.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Vilich by charter dated 10 Sep 1182 witnessed by "…Arnoldus et Fredericus comites de Alcena…"[44].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Kaiserswerth by charter dated 5 Aug 1190 witnessed by "Thidericus comes de Hostaden, Otto de Wiggerodthe frater eius, Gerhardus comes de Are, Fridericus comes de Altina, Conradus de Dicke, Reterus frater eius, Hermannus de Else…"[45].  Bruno [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the entry of three sisters into Köln St Maria by charter dated 1192 witnessed by "…comes Arnoldus de Altena et comes Fredericus frater eius…"[46].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Füssenich by charter dated 1197 witnessed by "…fratres nostri comites Arnoldus et Fridericus de Althena"[47].  Adolf Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “fratris mei comitis Arnoldi”, noted that "frater meus beate memorie comes Fridericus" sold "curtim suam Lohusen" to the monks of Cappenberg, by charter dated 1199, witnessed by “Adolphus comes de Altena, Fridericus frater eius...[48].  His place of burial is confirmed by the charter dated 7 Apr 1210 under which [his son] “Adolphus...comes de Altena” confirmed a donation to Kloster Cappenberg for the soul of “patris nostri Friderici comitis de Altena, qui ibidem sepultus...[49]m ALVERADIS, daughter of --- (-after 7 Apr 1210).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 7 Apr 1210 under which [her son] “Adolphus...comes de Altena” confirmed a donation to Kloster Cappenberg made by “Adelheidis ixor Wirici defuncti ministerialis noster”, for the soul of “patris nostri Friderici comitis de Altena, qui ibidem sepultus...”, noting that “ego et mater mea Alveradis et uxor mea Luthgardis” placed “domum in Langeren” on the altar[50]Europäische Stammtafeln shows “Alveradis (v Krieckenbeck-Millendonk) 1193/1220 T v (Reiner)” as the wife of Graf Friedrich [I][51].  The primary source which suggests her possible parentage has not been identified.  Another possibility is that Alveradis was the heiress of Rabodo von der Mark (see Chapter 12) and passed the castle to her son Adolf.  Friedrich [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         ADOLF (-28 Jun 1249).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Adulphus comes de Altena filius Frederici comitis” succeeded his father[52]Graf von der Mark

-        GRAFEN von der MARK

b)         FRIEDRICH (-after [1194/99]).  Europäische Stammtafeln shows “Friedrich 1194/99” as the older son of Graf Friedrich [I][53].  The following charter indicates that Friedrich was younger than his brother Adolf.  Adolf Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “fratris mei comitis Arnoldi”, noted that "frater meus beate memorie comes Fridericus" sold "curtim suam Lohusen" to the monks of Cappenberg, by charter dated 1199, witnessed by “Adolphus comes de Altena, Fridericus frater eius...[54]

c)         [HEINRICH (-after 1213).  Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed that “consanguineus noster Adolfus comes de Altena” had freed “predium in Kalveswinkele” from obligations by charter dated 1213, witnessed by “...comes Fridericus...dominus Hermannus de Altena...Heinricus frater comitis...[55].  In the witness list “comes Fridericus” can presumably be identified as Friedrich [II] Graf von Altena.  “Heinricus frater comitis” could be the brother of either Friedrich or Adolf.] 

4.         [ODA (-1224 or before).  “Comes Otto de Tekeneburg” exchanged property with Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “matris mee Ode”, by charter dated 1209[56].  Her family origin is suggested by the charter dated 13 Jul 1246 under which [her son] “Otto...comes de Tekeneburg et Heinricus filius suus” donated property in “Wiboldinkhusen” to “priorisse Peternelle” to build a Kloster in memory of “nostri, uxoris nostre Metheldis, Jutte uxoris Heinrici, comitis Ottonis, comitis Simonis, cometisse Ode, comitis Adolfi, cometisse Alhedis[57], the last two names suggesting the family of the Grafen von Altena.  m SIMON Graf von Tecklenburg, son of HEINRICH Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Eilika von Oldenburg (-killed in battle 8 Aug 1202).] 

 

 

The precise relationship between the following person and the Altena family has not been ascertained. 

1.         ENGELBERT von Bottlenberg (-after 18 Apr 1243).  “Engelbertus...Osnaburgensis ecclesie episcopus, G. prepositus Monasteriensis, B. maior prepositus Osanburgensis, Ph. prepositus Susaciensis et thesaurarius maioris ecclesie Coloniensis, A. de Holthe, W. de Ysinberg” granted “manso uno...up dir Wipperin” to “nostro cognato Engelberto dicto de Budellinberg”, with the consent of “nepoti nostro Theoderico comiti de Ysinberg”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1243[58]

 

 

FRIEDRICH [II] von Altena, son of ARNOLD Graf von Altena und Hövel & his wife Mechtild --- (-executed Köln 14 Nov 1226).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “filius eius Fredericus comes de Hysenberch” succeeded “Everhardo comiti” [error for “Arnoldo”][59]Graf von Altena und Isenberg.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "archiepiscopus Coloniensis Engelbertus" was killed "1225 VII Id Nov" by "cognato suo Frederico comite de Ysenberg"[60].  The Chronica Minor Auctore Minorita Erphordiensi records that "Engilbertus Coloniensis archiepiscopus" was killed in 1225 by "comite Friderico de Ysinburg"[61].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Fredericus" fled to Rome, returned disguised as a merchant but was recognised and captured at Liège, and brought to Köln where he was executed by being attached to a wheel[62]

m ([1210]) SOPHIE van Limburg, daughter of WALRAM III Duke of Limburg & his first wife Cunégonde de Lorraine (-[1226/27]).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Fredericus comes de Hysenberch” married “sororem Henrici ducis Limburgensis[63].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1242 under which her son "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief[64].  A charter dated 24 Aug 1244 also confirms her parentage, recording that "Theoderici filii sororis ducis de Lymborch" renewed his allegiance to "domini Henrici ducis de Lymborch et comitis de Monte" for the recently constructed "castro Lynborch"[65].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.   The Continuatio of the Chronicon Lamberti Parvi records the death in 1225 of "Galerannus dux Ardennæ et filia eius uxor Frederici proditoris ludificatione dæmonum cum parvulo filio"[66]

Friedrich [II] & his wife had six children: 

1.         DIETRICH [I] (-1301).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1243 which records an agreement between "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Henricus dux de Limburg comes de Monte" and "comitem Adolphum de Marka" to settle their dispute about the inheritance of "Theodericus de Isenburg consanguineus noster" received from "patris sui…comitis Friderici", which names "Theodericum et Fridericum fratres de Isenberg…tres etiam sorores Theoderici de Isenberg"[67]Graf von Altena, Isenberg und Limburg. 

-        GRAFEN von LIMBURG, HERREN von STIRUM, HERREN von LIMBURG gt von STIRUM

2.         FRIEDRICH (-after 1243).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1243 which records an agreement between "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Henricus dux de Limburg comes de Monte" and "comitem Adolphum de Marka" to settle their dispute about the inheritance of "Theodericus de Isenburg consanguineus noster" received from "patris sui…comitis Friderici", which names "Theodericum et Fridericum fratres de Isenberg…tres etiam sorores Theoderici de Isenberg"[68]

3.         SOPHIE ([1211/26]-after 1291).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 24 Oct 1244 under which "Theodoricus de Isenberg" committed not to dispose of "castro de Limburg supra Lenam" without the consent of "avunculi mei ducis de Lymborch et comitis de Monte", at the request of "sororius meus dominus Henricus de Volmuntstene"[69].  “Theodoricus nobilis de Volmotstene” donated “decimam de...Werminge” to Kloster Scheda, with the consent of “matris meæ domine Sophyæ et fratrum meorum Everhardi, Walraveni, Hermanni, Adolphi, Engelberti, Frederici, Henrici”, by charter dated 25 Mar [1257/58][70].  “Theodericus de Volmodstene miles” confirmed that “Arturus de Sveve” had sold property to Kloster Oelinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris mee Lise et filii mei Bertoldi primogeniti et ceterorum liberorum meorum”, by charter dated 15 Aug 1269, sealed by “domini et avunculi mei Theoderici comitis de Ysenberg et matris mee Sophie[71].  “Sophia senior domina de Volmestene relicta quondam domini de Volmestene bone memorie...Henrici” donated property to Kloster Herdicke, with the consent of “nostrorum filiorum Theoderici domini de Volmestene ac Hinrici fratris sui”, by charter dated 1291[72]m as his second wife, HEINRICH [III] von Volmestein, son of --- (-before 7 May 1250). 

4.         ELISABETH (-after 1275)"Dominus Theodericus vir nobilis de Murse" sold property in “Vorst” to Meer abbey, with the consent of “Elysabeth uxoris sue et liberorum suorem quos nunc habet...Theoderico, Friderico, Henrico, Ricolfo et Gerardo”, by charter dated 13 Jul 1259[73]m ([1234]) DIETRICH [I] Graf von Mörs, son of --- (-after 13 Jul 1259). 

5.         son (-[1226]).  The Continuatio of the Chronicon Lamberti Parvi records the death in 1225 of "Galerannus dux Ardennæ et filia eius uxor Frederici proditoris ludificatione dæmonum cum parvulo filio"[74]

6.         AGNES (before 1226-after 12 Dec 1282).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated May 1251 under which "Theodericus comes de Lymburg” donated property “in Vuspich” to Saarn abbey, sealed by “mariti sororis nostre viri nobilis domini B. de Bruke[75].  Her relationship with the Altena/Limburg family is also indicated by the charter dated 1291 under which "Theodericus comes de Lymburg” donated property “apud Styrhem dicta uppen Brinke” to Saarn abbey, after the mediation of [her son] “domino Theoderico nobili de Bruke nostro consanguineo...[76]"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[77].  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[78]m (before May 1251) BURKHARD [III] Herr von Broich, son of --- (-before 19 Nov 1274). 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von LIMBURG an der LENNE (HOHENLIMBURG), HERREN von STIRUM

 

 

The older branch of the Altena family inherited Limburg an der Lenne, otherwise Hohelimburg about 10 kilometres north-west of Altena, and Isenberg on the left bank of the river Ruhr in the western outskirts of Hattingen.  Dietrich [I] also held Mülheim an der Ruhr about 20 kilometres west of Isenberg and five kilometres east of Duisburg.  The castle of Stirum (now called Styrum) was located in the northern outskirts of Mühlheim, on the right bank of the Ruhr, and became the main centre of the family’s operations. 

 

 

DIETRICH [I] von Altena, son of FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Altena und Isenberg & his wife Sophie van Limburg (-1301).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1243 which records an agreement between "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Henricus dux de Limburg comes de Monte" and "comitem Adolphum de Marka" to settle their dispute about the inheritance of "Theodericus de Isenburg consanguineus noster" received from "patris sui…comitis Friderici", which names "Theodericum et Fridericum fratres de Isenberg…tres etiam sorores Theoderici de Isenberg"[79]Graf von Altena, Isenberg und Limburg.  "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief, by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Engelbertus…Osnabrugensis episcopus, Philippus majoris ecclesiæ in Susato prepositus, Bruno prepositus Osnabrugensis, Godefridus prepositus Sancti Martini Monasteriensis, Wilhelmus dictus de Isenberg, Adolphus de Holte, fratres…et Theodericum cognatum nostrum…"[80].  “Engelbertus...Osnaburgensis ecclesie episcopus, G. prepositus Monasteriensis, B. maior prepositus Osanburgensis, Ph. prepositus Susaciensis et thesaurarius maioris ecclesie Coloniensis, A. de Holthe, W. de Ysinberg” granted “manso uno...up dir Wipperin” to “nostro cognato Engelberto dicto de Budellinberg”, with the consent of “nepoti nostro Theoderico comiti de Ysinberg”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1243[81].  "Theodoricus de Isenberg" committed not to dispose of "castro de Limburg supra Lenam" without the consent of "avunculi mei ducis de Lymborch et comitis de Monte", at the request of "sororius meus dominus Henricus de Volmuntstene", by charter dated 24 Oct 1244[82]"Theodericus comes de Lymburg” donated property “in Vuspich” to Saarn abbey by charter dated May 1251, sealed by “mariti sororis nostre viri nobilis domini B. de Bruke[83].  "Th. comes de Ysenberg, Aleydis nobilis mulier sua uxor, necnon Johannes filius eorundem" granted "nostrum curtim dictam antiquam sitam in Mulenheim" to Margareta Gräfin von Berg, by charter dated 5 Apr 1263[84].  "…Otto de Tekellenburgh et Theodericus de Limporch…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[85].  "Th. comes de Lymburg nec non Euerhardus filius noster" exchanged property with "consanguineis nostris Godefrido comite de Arnsberg et Lodovico filio suo" by charter dated 10 Feb 1278[86].  "Th. comes de Limburg, Aleidis comitissa eius uxor legitima, Everhardus filius noster, Theodericus et Fredericus filii quondam Johannis de Limburg, nostri filii, et eius soror" renounced the Vogtei of Eichholz abbey, on the advice of "Everhardi comitis de Marka et Theoderici domini de Volmesteyne, nostrorum consanguineorum", by charter dated 17 Mar 1280 (O.S.)[87]

m ADELHEID, daughter of --- (-1297).  "Theodericus comes de Lymburg…cum uxore nostra domina Alheide comitissa de Lymburch" donated property to Saarn abbey by charter dated May 1251[88].  "Th. comes de Limburg, Aleidis comitissa eius uxor legitima, Everhardus filius noster, Theodericus et Fredericus filii quondam Johannis de Limburg, nostri filii, et eius soror" renounced the Vogtei of Eichholz abbey by charter dated 17 Mar 1280 (O.S.)[89]

Dietrich [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         JOHANN [I] von Limburg (-before 1277).  "Th. comes de Ysenberg, Aleydis nobilis mulier sua uxor, necnon Johannes filius eorundem" granted "nostrum curtim dictam antiquam sitam in Mulenheim" to Margareta Gräfin von Berg, by charter dated 5 Apr 1263[90]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Johann’s wife is not known.  Johann [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         DIETRICH [II] von Limburg (-22 Mar 1328).  "Th. comes de Limburg, Aleidis comitissa eius uxor legitima, Everhardus filius noster, Theodericus et Fredericus filii quondam Johannis de Limburg, nostri filii, et eius soror" renounced the Vogtei of Eichholz abbey by charter dated 17 Mar 1280 (O.S.)[91].  Herr von Stirum.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Dietrich’s wife is not known.  Dietrich [II] & his wife had children:

i)          JOHANN [II] von Limburg (-[1361/64]).  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Johann’s wife is not known.  Johann [II] & his wife had children:

(a)       DIETRICH [III] von Limburg (-[1397/2 May 1398]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Jan 1354 under which “Diederich van Lymburch Knappe, sun heren Johans van Lymburch, und Johanna van Ryferscheit doychter wilne heren Heynrichs van Ryferscheit und van Beydbure [...Johanna van Kessenich unse...moyder], syne...hussfrauwe” renounced rights to “der hirschaf van Ryferscheit van Beydbure und van Hackinbruche[92]m JOHANNA von Reifferscheid, daughter of HEINRICH von Reifferscheid & his wife Johanna von Kessenich (-after 1387).  "Reynolt...Hertzoeghe zu Gelre inde greve zu Suytphen" settled a dispute between “Johanne heirren zu Ryferscheit” and “heren Walrauen van Salmen, vrouwen Johannen die heren Henrichs van Ryferscheyt wyf was, inde Johannen irre dochtere” concerning the inheritance of Heinrich von Reifferscheid by charter dated 26 Jan 1341[93].  “Godart van Nuwenare...mumpar Johannen van Hackenbruche, dy wilne huysfrawe was...heren Heinrichs van Rifferscheit” removed “Johannen, mynre...inde wilne heren Henrich van Riferscheit dochter” from the guardianship of the archbishop of Köln by undated charter[94].  “Diederich van Lymburch Knappe, sun heren Johans van Lymburch, und Johanna van Ryferscheit doychter wilne heren Heynrichs van Ryferscheit und van Beydbure [...Johanna van Kessenich unse...moyder], syne...hussfrauwe” renounced rights to “der hirschaf van Ryferscheit van Beydbure und van Hackinbruche” by charter dated 27 Jan 1354[95]

-         HERREN von LIMBURG gt von STIRUM[96]

b)         FRIEDRICH (-1321).  "Th. comes de Limburg, Aleidis comitissa eius uxor legitima, Everhardus filius noster, Theodericus et Fredericus filii quondam Johannis de Limburg, nostri filii, et eius soror" renounced the Vogtei of Eichholz abbey by charter dated 17 Mar 1280 (O.S.)[97]

2.         EBERHARD (-after 1304).  "Th. comes de Lymburg nec non Euerhardus filius noster" exchanged property with "consanguineis nostris Godefrido comite de Arnsberg et Lodovico filio suo" by charter dated 10 Feb 1278[98].  "Th. comes de Limburg, Aleidis comitissa eius uxor legitima, Everhardus filius noster, Theodericus et Fredericus filii quondam Johannis de Limburg, nostri filii, et eius soror" renounced the Vogtei of Eichholz abbey by charter dated 17 Mar 1280 (O.S.)[99]

-        GRAFEN von LIMBURG, HERREN von STIRUM, HERREN von LIMBURG gt von STIRUM[100]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN von BERG

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von BERG

 

 

The county of Berg was located east of the river Rhine, with Duisburg and the river Ruhr in the north, the county of Sayn to the south, and the county of Mark to the east.  The first known ancestor of the family, Adolf [I] Graf von Berg, is named “Adulfus de Huvili” by the Annalista Saxo when recording his marriage (see below).  It is unclear whether Adolf held this property himself or through his wife.  Secondary sources name Bernhard von Werl (Adolf’s wife’s maternal grandfather) as Graf von Hövel, although the primary source which provides the basis for this information has not been identified.  According to other secondary sources, the castle of Hövel (now destroyed) was located near the present-day town of Hamm on the north-eastern outskirts of Dortmund. 

 

 

ADOLF [I] von Hövel [Huvili], son of --- (-[31 Jul] 1106).  He is named “Adulfus de Huvili” by the Annalista Saxo when recording his marriage with “Bernardus comes...[filiam] Idam” and "Heinricus de castro...Loufe...filiam...Adelheidam"[101].  "Adolfus advocatus de Monte, Gerlach de Wikerothe..." witnessed the charter dated 1068 under which Anno Archbishop of Köln which confirmed the exclusive right of Werden abbey to "decimas...in Westphalica seu Ostphalica quod alio nomine...Aengarica..."[102].  "Arnoldi comitis, Gerhardi comitis, Adolfi comitis…" signed the charter dated 23 May 1072 under which Anno Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster St Martin, Köln[103].  Anno Archbishop of Köln divided the church of Neutz St. Qurin, founded by "Euerhardus comes Clivensis et matrona nobilis Berta comitissa uxor sua" between the church and the archbishopric by charter dated 27 Sep 1074, witnessed by "...Adolphus de Monte"[104].  "Arnoldi comitis, Gerhardi comitis, Adolfi comitis…" signed the charter dated 18 Aug 1075 under which Anno Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster St Martin, Köln[105].  Sigewin Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Rees, where her parents were buried, made by "Irmengarda…comitissa" by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adelbrat comes, Adolph de Monte, Gerhart de Gulecho, De Saphenberch Adelbrecht, Hesse comes…"[106].  [Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated property to Köln St Georg by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adolf et filius suus Euerhard…"[107].  It appears likely that these names refer to Adolf [I] [von Berg] and his son.]  "Laici: Gerhart de Hostade, Adolph de Berge...” witnessed the charter dated 18 Feb/4 Mar 1080 under which Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated property to St. Cunibert[108].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between Kloster Brauweiler and Köln St Maria by charter dated 1090, witnessed by "…Stephanus comes, Gerhardus de Hostade, Arnoldi prefectus urbis, Adelbertus de Safinberg, Adolfus de Monte, Adelbero de Duno…"[109].  "Adolfus de Monte" granted privileges to Köln Cathedral by charter dated to [1100], witnessed by "…Comes Arnoldus Tuicensis…"[110]Graf von Berg 1101/05.  "Adulfus de Huvili" is named as first husband of Adelheid in the Annalista Saxo, which names his sons "Adulfum iuniorem et fratres eius"[111]

m as her first husband, ADELHEID von Laufen, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Laufen & his wife Ida von Werl.  The Annalista Saxo records that “Bernardus comes...[filiam] Idam” and "Heinricus de castro...Loufe...filiam...Adelheidam" married “Adulfus de Huvili”, and after he died, “comes palatinus Fridericus de Sumersenburch”, and names her children by each marriage[112].  She married secondly Friedrich von Sommerschenburg Pfalzgraf in Sachsen

Adolf [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         ADOLF [II] (-12 Oct after 1160, bur Altenberg).  "Adulfus iunioremi" is named, and his parentage given, in the Annalista Saxo[113].  Vogt von Werden: Otto Abbot of Werden confirmed the donation made by "vir nobilis...Thuringus postquam filium suum...unicum...in bello contra Fresones perdidit...et uxori sue...Beynguir...et filie...Bertrade" by charter dated 1093 at “Mulenheim in placito Bernheri comitis” by “comite de Cleue Thiderico vice advocati ecclesie nostra Adolphi qui tunc temporis puer erat”, witnessed by "Comes Thidericus...Conradus de Mulenheym et fratres eius Wedgerus et Lambertus..."[114]Graf von Berg.  "Liberi: Tiedrich comes de Ara, Gerart de Guileche, Gerart de Blanchinheim, Gerard de Hohstade, Adolf comes de Saphinberk, Adolf de Berge, Engelbreit de Kente..." witnessed the charter dated 1115 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed revenue and tolls to Münstereisel[115].  Lüdbert Abbot of Werden and "domnum Thuringum" confirmed “precarii nostri in Dale” to Werden by charter dated 1115, witnessed by “Adolfus advocatus noster...Euerhardus frater eius, Bernherus comes...[116].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1116 witnessed by "Franco burgicomes, comes Fridericus de Arnesberg, comes Adolfus de Monte, Theodericus de Gladbach, Arnulfus de Odenkirche…"[117].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 29 Mar 1117 witnessed by "Comes Fridericus de Arnesburg, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphfenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Theodericus de Gladebach et Edelgerus frater eius…"[118].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the dismissal of "comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus" from the Vogteischaft of Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 5 Apr 1118 witnessed by "Comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Gerhardus iunior filius Gerhardi, Gerhardus de Caesle, Arnulfus de Odenkirche"[119].  Vogt von Dunwald: Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Dunwald and shared the Vogteischaft with "comitis Adolphi" by charter dated 1118 witnessed by "Adolfus comes de Monte et frater eius Euerhardus, Gerardus comes de Wassenberg […et filius eius Gerardus], Theodericus comes de Thonburch, Theodericus comes de Ara, domnus Goswinus de Hennesberg et frater eius Gerardus…Gerardus de Wyckerode…"[120].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated Kloster Rolandswerth on an island in the river Rhine to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1 Aug 1126 witnessed by "Tiedericus comes de Are, Adolfus comes de Berge, Adolfus comes de Safenberg, Arnoldus comes de Cleue, Cunradus comes de Bunna, Gerardus comes de Iuleche et filius eius Gerardus, Gerardus comes de Hostade…"[121].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "…Liberi. Paganus dux, Franco burgicomes, Gerhardus comes de Gelre, Adolfus comes de Monte, Adolfus comes de Saffenberg…"[122].  He founded the Cistercian Kloster Altenberg in 1133.  Wolbero Abbot of Köln St. Pantaleon restored "subadvocat[um] in villa nostra Huttorp", removed from “subadvocatus...Gumpertus cum matre sua Gerdrude”, to “comite Adolpho” by charter dated to [1151/53], witnessed by “ipse comes Adolphus, filius eius Euerhardus...[123].  "Adolfus comes de Monte" confirmed a donation to Köln St Pancraz by charter dated 1160 witnessed by "meus filius…Engilbertus…"[124].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Adulphus...comes de Altena” founded “cenobium Montis Veteris” and was buried there[125].  A memorial in Altenburg records the death “IV Id Oct” 1152 of “Adolphus ex comite monachus et fundator hujus cœnobii[126], although if the 1160 charter is correctly dated the year is incorrect.  m firstly ([before 1115]) ADELHEID, daughter of [GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Cappenberg] & his wife Beatrix von Hildrizhausen].  Adelheid is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[127] as the daughter of Gottfried [I] Graf von Cappenberg and his wife Beatrix von Hildrizhausen.  However, another table[128] shows Adelheid as the daughter of Beatrix by her second husband Heinrich Graf von Rietberg.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  It is not therefore possible at this moment to judge which version is more likely to be correct.  The answer may lie in the transmisison of the advocatiam of Werden abbey, previously held by Gottfried Graf von Cappenberg and which the following charter was transmitted to Adolf [II] Graf von Berg: Lüdbert Abbot of Werden and "domnum Thuringum" confirmed “precarii nostri in Dale” to Werden by charter dated 1115, witnessed by “Adolfus advocatus noster...Euerhardus frater eius, Bernherus comes...[129].  It appears probable therefore that Adelheid was the daughter of Graf Gottfried [I] and that the advocatiam of Werden was her dowry.  If that is correct, Adelheid presumably married before the date of this charter.  It should be noted that Adolf was recorded as Vogt of Werden in 1093 when he was still a boy (see above), which suggests that arrnagements for the marriage were made when the parties were children.  m secondly ([1130]) [--- von Sponheim, daughter of ENGELBERT [II] von Sponheim Marchese of Istria, Duke of Carinthia & his wife Uta von Passau [Ratpotonen]].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissa Mathildis Campaniensis et uxor Renaldi comitis Nivernensis et comitissa Montis Veteris iuxta Coloniam et mater illorum Romanorum qui Froiepain dicuntur" as sisters of "archiepiscopi Coloniensis Frederici"[130].  In the case of the two sisters named first, other sources confirm that they were daughters of Engelbert Marchese of Istria, Duke of Carinthia.  It is possible therefore that the other two named sisters (of which the countess of Berg was one) were also Engelbert’s daughters.  Ascertaining the precise family relationship between all four presumed sisters and Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln depends on interpreting apparently contradictory sources which link the archbishop with the Sponheim and Schwarzenberg/Regensberg families, a problem which is discussed in detail in the document BAVARIA NOBILITY.  Europäische Stammtafeln indicates that Adolf [II]’s second wife was the daughter of Engelbert, son of Berthold [I] [von Schwarzenberg][131].  No primary source has been identified which confirms that this is correct: it is presumably consistent with another theory about the origin of Archbishop Friedrich.  Adolf [II] & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

a)         ADOLF ([after 1128/30]-killed in battle Damascus [24/28] Jul 1148).  The Chronica regia Pantaleonis records that, during the course of Louis VII King of France’s crusade in 1148, “Adolfus fortissimus adolescens, filius Adolfi comitis de Berge” was killed in battle at Damascus as the army was travelling southwards through Syria[132].  The term “adolescens” suggests that Adolf could have been 15/20 years old.  If that is correct, he might have been born from either marriage of his father.  His name suggests that he was his father’s oldest son.  The date of his death can be estimated more precisely from the early 14th century Kurdish historian Abu al-Feda who dates the start of the siege of Damascus to “le 6 de rebia premier” [25 Jul 1148][133]

Adolf [II] & his second wife had five children: 

b)         EBERHARD von Berg (-23 Jan 1180, bur Altenberg).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Fredericum et Brunonem qui in Colonia promoti archiepiscopi...extiterunt...et Everhardum et Engelbertum” as the sons of “Adulphus comes[134].  Wolbero Abbot of Köln St. Pantaleon restored "subadvocat[um] in villa nostra Huttorp", removed from “subadvocatus...Gumpertus cum matre sua Gerdrude”, to “comite Adolpho” by charter dated to [1151/53], witnessed by “ipse comes Adolphus, filius eius Euerhardus...[135]Graf von Altena 1161.  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 1166 witnessed by "…Albertus comes de Molbach, Willelmus comes Iuliacensis, Comes Euerardus de Altina et frater eius comes Engilbertus…"[136]

-        GRAFEN von ALTENA

c)         FRIEDRICH (-Pavia 15 Dec 1158, bur Kloster Altenberg).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Fredericum et Brunonem qui in Colonia promoti archiepiscopi...extiterunt...et Everhardum et Engelbertum” as the sons of “Adulphus comes[137].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Fredericus…secundus de sorore superioris Frederici" when recording his election as Archbishop of Köln[138].  Provost of St Georg, Köln 1135/36.  Elected Bishop of Utrecht 1150.  Archbishop of Köln 1156.  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Catalogus of archbishops of Köln records the election of "Fridericus prepositus sancti Georgii, filius fratris Brunonis" as archbishop of Köln[139].  He died after falling from his horse[140].  

d)         ENGELBERT von Berg (-Brančevo, Serbia Jul 1189).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Fredericum et Brunonem qui in Colonia promoti archiepiscopi...extiterunt...et Everhardum et Engelbertum” as the sons of “Adulphus comes[141].  "Adolfus comes de Monte" confirmed a donation to Köln St Pancraz by charter dated 1160 witnessed by "meus filius…Engilbertus…"[142]Graf von Berg

-        see below

e)         BRUNO (-23 Apr 1196, bur Altenberg).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Fredericum et Brunonem qui in Colonia promoti archiepiscopi...extiterunt...et Everhardum et Engelbertum” as the sons of “Adulphus comes[143].  Provost of St Georg, Köln 1156/91.  Provost of St Apostelen 1160/66.  Kustos of Köln Cathedral before 1179.  Provost of Köln Cathedral 1168/92.  Archbishop of Köln 1192, resigned 1193.  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Catalogus of archbishops of Köln records the election of "Bruno maior prepositus" as archbishop of Köln, adding that he was the brother of archbishop Friedrich, next to whom he was later buried[144].  Monk at Altenberg.  

f)          ADOLF von Berg (-1197 or after).  Graf von Berg.  Vogt von Dünwald 1193. 

2.         EBERHARD von Berg (-20 Mar or 22 May before 1152).  [Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated property to Köln St Georg by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adolf et filius suus Euerhard…"[145].  It appears likely that these names refer to Adolf [I] [von Berg] and his son.]  Lüdbert Abbot of Werden and "domnum Thuringum" confirmed “precarii nostri in Dale” to Werden by charter dated 1115, witnessed by “Adolfus advocatus noster...Euerhardus frater eius, Bernherus comes...[146].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Dunwald and shared the Vogteischaft with "comitis Adolphi" by charter dated 1118 witnessed by "Adolfus comes de Monte et frater eius Euerhardus…"[147].  Monk at Morimond 1121/24.  Abbot of St Georgenberg im Thur 1145.  A memorial in Altenburg records the death “XI Kal Jun” of “Everardus comes de Alzena[148]

3.         BRUNO (-Trani [29] May 1137, bur Bari San Niccolò).  Provost of St Kastor at Koblenz 1119.  Canon at Trier Cathedral.  Provost of St Gereon at Köln 1127.  Elected Bishop of Trier 1130.  Archbishop of Köln 1131.  Anselm of Gembloux’s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1131 of "Frittericus Coloniæ archiepiscopus” and the succession of “domnus Bruno ex clero sancti Petri” as archbishop in 1132[149].  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Catalogus of archbishops of Köln records the election of "Bruno…e Francia" as archbishop of Köln, recording in a later passage that a later archbishop was "Fridericus prepositus sancti Georgii, filius fratris Brunonis", adding that Bruno died a few days after Emperor Lothar at Bari and was buried there[150]

4.         [GISELA (-after 20 Mar 1143).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Georgenthal by "Sizzo comes de Keverenberc…cum coniuge sua Gisila", with the consent of "filiorum suorum Heinrici et Guntheri", by charter dated 20 Mar 1143[151].  She was related to the family of the Grafen von Berg: Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Adulphus comes” visited “ad Thuringie...consanguineos suos nobilem virum Zizonem comitem et Gisellam comitissam coniugem suam” donated “montem sancti Georgii” to Graf Adolf’s Cistercian abbey[152].  The editor of the Monumenta Germaniæ Historica edition of the Chronica indicates that Gisela was the sister of Graf Adolf but cites no source on which this statement is based[153].  The word “consanguineos” could refer to a more remote family relationship, although the inclusion of Gisela’s name does suggest that the family connection was through her not her husband.  m SIZZO [III] Graf von Schwarzburg, son of GÜNTHER [I] Graf von Schwarzburg & his wife --- Iaropolkovna (-19 Jun 1160).] 

 

 

ENGELBERT von Berg, son of ADOLF [II] Graf von Berg & his second wife [Irmgard von Sponheim/--- von Schwarzenberg] (-Braničevo, Serbia Jul 1189).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Fredericum et Brunonem qui in Colonia promoti archiepiscopi...extiterunt...et Everhardum et Engelbertum” as the sons of “Adulphus comes[154].  "Adolfus comes de Monte" confirmed a donation to Köln St Pancraz by charter dated 1160 witnessed by "meus filius…Engilbertus…"[155]Graf von Berg.  "Teodericus Marensium prediorum ac beneficiorum...possessor...cum matre mea...Hildegunde" recovered “cappellule b. Laurentii...in castro meo...Mere” from “Herimannum...et duas sorores eius de...vico Westualie...Lipren” by charter dated 1164, witnessed by “...Engelbertus comes de Monte...[156].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 1166 witnessed by "…Albertus comes de Molbach, Willelmus comes Iuliacensis, Comes Euerardus de Altina et frater eius comes Engilbertus…"[157].  “Otto quondam comes in Capenberg et postea prepositus eiusdem loci...Euerhardus comes Engelbertus frater eius, Arnoldus comes, nobilis Euerwinus de Holte, Gerhardus nobilis in Colonia” witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed an agreement between Kloster Cappenberg and the canons of Xanten[158]

m MARGARETA van Gelre, daughter of HENDRIK Graaf van Gelre & his wife Agnes von Arnstein.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the mother of "domnus Engelbertus filius comitis Engelberti de Monte Veteri frater comitis Adolfi" as "soror comitis de Geldern" but does not name her[159]

Engelbert & his wife had two children: 

1.         ADOLF von Berg (-killed in battle Damietta 7 Aug 1218).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "domnus Engelbertus filius comitis Engelberti de Monte Veteri frater comitis Adolfi" when recording Engelbert's election as Archbishop of Köln in 1216[160].  He succeeded in 1194 as Graf von Berg.  "Adolphus comes de Berge" donated revenue to Siegburg abbey, with the consent of "fratris nostri Engilberti maioris domus in Colonia prepositi", by charter dated 1211[161].  "Adolfus…comes de Monte" donated property to Altenberg abbey, in memory of "patris nostri Engilberti comitis", by charter dated 1217[162]m BERTHA von Sayn, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Sayn & his wife Agnes von Saffenberg.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1237 under which her son-in-law "Heinricus…dux in Limburg et comes in Nienbr, et Ermengardis ducissa et comitissa ibidem" donated property to Vrundenberg abbey, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Walrami…et Adolfi", for the souls of "beate memorie…domini Engelberti Coloniensis archiepiscopi…et patrum et matrum nostrarum…Walrami et Cunegundis, Adolfi et Berthe"[163].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Adolf & his wife had one child: 

a)         IRMGARD (-[11/13] Aug [1248/49]).  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis records that "ducis Walrami…filius Henricus" married "filiam Adolphi comitis"[164].  A charter dated 30 Mar 1217 records a confirmation of a transaction of "dominus Walramus comes de Luxelenborch", at the request of "Irmingardi cognate nostre [referring to "E…Coloniensis ecclesie archiepiscopus"], uxori filii sui Henrici"[165].  Heiress of Berg.  The Memorienbuch of Kaiserswerth St Guidbert records the death "III Id Aug" of "Irmegardis ducissa de Limburch et comitissa de Monte…"[166]m (before 1216) HENDRIK IV Duke of Limburg, son of WALRAM III Duke of Limburg & his first wife Cunégonde de Lorraine (-25 Feb 1247).  He succeeded in 1226 as Graf von Berg

2.         ENGELBERT von Berg ([1185/86]-murdered near Gevelsberg 7 Nov 1225, bur Köln Cathedral).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election of "domnus Engelbertus filius comitis Engelberti de Monte Veteri frater comitis Adolfi" as Archbishop of Köln in 1216[167].  Provost of St Georg, Köln 1198/1218.  Provost of Köln Cathedral 1203/06 and 1208/16.  Provost of St Severin, Köln 1210/16.  "Adolphus comes de Berge" donated revenue to Siegburg abbey, with the consent of "fratris nostri Engilberti maioris domus in Colonia prepositi", by charter dated 1211[168].  Provost of St Marien, Aachen, of St Marien at Deventer and of St Walburgis at Zütphen 1213/18.  Archbishop of Köln 1216.  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Catalogus of archbishops of Köln records the election of "Engelbertus ecclesie sancti Petri prepositus et filius Engelberti comitis de Monte, qui frater fuerat secundum carnem…archiepiscoporum Friderici et Brunonis secundi" as archbishop of Köln[169].  Regent of the Grafschaft Berg 1218.  Imperial Administrator and Guardian of Heinrich King of Germany 1220.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "archiepiscopus Coloniensis Engelbertus" was killed "1225 VII Id Nov" by "cognato suo Frederico comite de Ysenberg"[170].  The Chronica Minor Auctore Minorita Erphordiensi records that "Engilbertus Coloniensis archiepiscopus" was killed in 1225 by "comite Friderico de Ysinburg"[171].  The Annales Spirenses record that "Engilbertus Coloniensis archiepiscopus" was killed "1225 VII Id Nov"[172].  The Kalendarium of Köln Cathedral records the death “VII Id Nov” of “Engelbertus archiepiscopus” and his donation of revenue “in Werda prope Knechtsteden...[173].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that Archbishop Engelbert was killed in 1225 “in die beati Willebrordi episcopi[174]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von BERG (LIMBURG)

 

 

ADOLF [IV] van Limburg, son of HENDRIK IV Duke of Limburg & his wife Irmgard von Berg (-22 Apr 1259).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "filius Henrici ducis de Lemborch…Adolfus" when recording his marriage to "sororem archiepiscopi [Coloniensis]"[175].  "H…dux de Lemburg comes de Monte, Irmingardis uxor eius et Adolfus primogenitus eorundem" reached agreement with the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 1242[176].  "Henricus dux de Lymburg comes de Monte, necnon Irmengardis uxor nostra ducissa de Lymburg comitissa de Monte, primogenitus noster Adolfus et exor sua, secundus filius Walramus et uxor sua" confirmed the rights of Remagen by charter dated Mar 1244[177].  He succeeded his father in 1247 as Graf von Berg.  The Memorienbuch of Kaiserswerth St Guidbert records the death "X Kal Mai 1259" of "Adolphus comes de Monte filius Henrici ducis de Lymburch…"[178]

m (1240) MARGARETA von Hochstaden, daughter of LOTHAR [I] Graf von Hochstaden & his wife Mechtild von Vianden (-30 Jan 1314).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 20 Jul 1246 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln requested help from "sororius…noster Adolfus…primogenitus…ducis de Limburg comitis de Monte" against Emperor Friedrich II[179].  She is named in the charter dated Mar 1249 under which "Adolfus comes de Monte et uxor nostra Margareta" confirmed a donation of property to the archbishopric of Köln[180].  "Margarita comitissa de Monte, cum primogenito nostro Adolfo" donated revenue to Siegburg abbey, in memory of "mariti nostri domini Adolfi comitis de Monte", by charter dated 26 Dec 1262[181].  "Margareta comitissa de Monte, relicta domini Adolphi…quondam comitis eiusdem loci, Adolphus comes filius eorundem et Lysa uxor sua" renounced rights to property of Altenburg abbey by charter dated Nov 1265[182].  "Wilhelmus comes de Monte et Irmengardis uxor eius comitissa de Monte" granted waivers to Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 20 Oct 1303, in the presence of "Margarete comitisse de Monte matris nostri comitis predicti ac domini Conradi fratris nostr"[183]

Graf Adolf IV & his wife had eight children: 

1.         ADOLF [V] von Berg (-28 Sep 1296, bur Gräfrath).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Adulphum comitem de Monte, Wilhelmum postea comitem, Conradum qui electus fuerat in episcopum Monasteriensem necnon Henricum dominum de Windecke” as the brothers of “Ermegardis filia Adulphi comitis de Monte”, wife of Eberhard Graf von der Mark[184].  "Margarita comitissa de Monte, cum primogenito nostro Adolfo" donated revenue to Siegburg abbey, in memory of "mariti nostri domini Adolfi comitis de Monte", by charter dated 26 Dec 1262[185].  He succeeded his father in 1259 as Graf von Berg.  "Margareta comitissa de Monte, relicta domini Adolphi…quondam comitis eiusdem loci, Adolphus comes filius eorundem et Lysa uxor sua" renounced rights to property of Altenburg abbey by charter dated Nov 1265[186].  "…Adolphus de Monte, Henricus frater eius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[187].  He claimed the duchy of Limburg in 1279, disputing the succession of his cousin Ermengard, but sold his rights to Jean Duke of Brabant as he was too weak to prosecute his claim[188].  "Adolphus comes de Monte" made an arrangement with Liège cathedral concerning the avouerie of Jupille by charter dated 22 Aug 1283, ratified 4 Sep 1283 by "Conradus…major in Colonia prepositus et archidiaconus, Henricus de Monte dominus de Windecgin, Engelbertis sancti Cuniberti, Waleramus sancte Marie ad Gradus, ecclesiarum Coloniensium prepositi, ac Wilemus fratres nobilis viri domini Adolphi comes de Monte"[189].  "Adolphus comes de Monte" transferred "ducatum Lemburgensem" to Brabant with the marriage of "filium domini nostri ducis Brabantiæ Godefridum" and "Margaretam filiam Henrici nostri fratris" by charter dated 13 Sep 1283[190].  "Adolphus comes de Monte…et Henricus frater noster, dominus de Windecke" made commitments to the city of Köln by charter dated 23 Nov 1286[191].  "Adolphus comes et Elisabeth comitissa de Monte" confirmed the city status of Düsseldorf by charter dated 14 Aug 1288[192].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the death “in vigilia sancti Michaelis” 1296 of “Adolphus comes de Monte” and the succession of “frater eius Wilhelmus[193]m (contract 17 Mar 1249) ELISABETH van Gelre, daughter of OTTO III Graaf van Gelre & his first wife Margareta von Kleve (-31 Mar 1313, bur Gräfrath).  "Margareta comitissa de Monte, relicta domini Adolphi…quondam comitis eiusdem loci, Adolphus comes filius eorundem et Lysa uxor sua" renounced rights to property of Altenburg abbey by charter dated Nov 1265[194].  "Adolphus comes et Elisabeth comitissa de Monte" confirmed the city status of Düsseldorf by charter dated 14 Aug 1288[195]

2.         WILHELM von Berg (-16 Apr 1308, bur Altenburg).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Adulphum comitem de Monte, Wilhelmum postea comitem, Conradum qui electus fuerat in episcopum Monasteriensem necnon Henricum dominum de Windecke” as the brothers of “Ermegardis filia Adulphi comitis de Monte”, wife of Eberhard Graf von der Mark[196].  "Adolphus comes de Monte" made an arrangement with Liège cathedral concerning the avouerie of Jupille by charter dated 22 Aug 1283, ratified 4 Sep 1283 by "Conradus…major in Colonia prepositus et archidiaconus, Henricus de Monte dominus de Windecgin, Engelbertis sancti Cuniberti, Waleramus sancte Marie ad Gradus, ecclesiarum Coloniensium prepositi, ac Wilemus fratres nobilis viri domini Adolphi comes de Monte"[197].  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 20 May 1298 under which "Everhardus comes de Marka, Engelbertus miles eius primogenitus, Adolfus, Cunradus, Margareta, Yrmengardis, Katerina, Kunegundis, liberi et heredes eiusdem comitis" renounced their rights to part of the county of Berg, in favour of "Wilhelmo comite de Monte", which names "domina Margareta mater dicti comitis" (referring to Graf Wilhelm)[198].  Monk, resigned.  He succeeded his brother in 1296 as Graf von Berg: Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the death “in vigilia sancti Michaelis” 1296 of “Adolphus comes de Monte” and the succession of “frater eius Wilhelmus[199].  "Wilhelmus comes de Monte et Irmengardis uxor eius comitissa de Monte" granted waivers to Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 20 Oct 1303, in the presence of "Margarete comitisse de Monte matris nostri comitis predicti ac domini Conradi fratris nostr"[200].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the death in Apr 1308 of “Wilhelmus comes de Monte”, his burial “in Monte Veteri”, and the succession of “Adolphus filius fratris[201]m as her second husband, IRMGARD von Kleve, widow of KONRAD [I] von Saffenburg, daughter of DIETRICH V "von Meissen" Graf von Kleve & his wife Aleidis von Heinsberg (-11 May 1319).  "Wilhelmus comes de Monte et Irmengardis uxor eius comitissa de Monte" granted waivers to Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 20 Oct 1303, in the presence of "Margarete comitisse de Monte matris nostri comitis predicti ac domini Conradi fratris nostr"[202]

3.         HEINRICH von Berg "von Windeck" (-8 Mar [1290/96]).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Adulphum comitem de Monte, Wilhelmum postea comitem, Conradum qui electus fuerat in episcopum Monasteriensem necnon Henricum dominum de Windecke” as the brothers of “Ermegardis filia Adulphi comitis de Monte”, wife of Eberhard Graf von der Mark[203].  "…Adolphus de Monte, Henricus frater eius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[204].  "Adolphus comes de Monte" made an arrangement with Liège cathedral concerning the avouerie of Jupille by charter dated 22 Aug 1283, ratified 4 Sep 1283 by "Conradus…major in Colonia prepositus et archidiaconus, Henricus de Monte dominus de Windecgin, Engelbertis sancti Cuniberti, Waleramus sancte Marie ad Gradus, ecclesiarum Coloniensium prepositi, ac Wilemus fratres nobilis viri domini Adolphi comes de Monte"[205].  "Adolphus comes de Monte…et Henricus frater noster, dominus de Windecke" made commitments to the city of Köln by charter dated 23 Nov 1286[206]m AGNES von der Mark, daughter of ENGELBERT [I] Graf von der Marck & his first wife Kunigunde [von Bliescastel] (-9 Jun ----).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Agnetem matrem comitis de Monte, secundam comitissam de Tekenborch, terciam comitissam de Chegenhagen” as the three daughters of “Engelbertus comes” by his first wife[207].  Heinrich & his wife had six children: 

a)         ADOLF [VI] von Berg (-3 Apr 1348).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Adulphum comitem de Monte” as the son of “Henricum dominum de Windecke” and his wife “Agnete...sorore...Everhardi comitis de Marka[208].  He succeeded his uncle in 1308 as Graf von Berg: Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the death in Apr 1308 of “Wilhelmus comes de Monte”, his burial “in Monte Veteri”, and the succession of “Adolphus filius fratris[209].  "Adolphus comes et Agnes comitissa de Monte coniuges" granted rights to revenue to the town of Ratingen by charter dated 26 Nov 1341[210].  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "III Non Apr 1348" of "Adolphus comes de Monte natus de Wyndecgen" and his donation[211]m (contract 31 Mar 1312) AGNES von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH VI Graf von Kleve & his second wife Margareta von Habsburg (-after 1361).  "Th. comes Cliuensis" granted "oppido Duseborgensi…domine Margarete matri nostre" as dowry to "Nese sorori nostre…et…Adolpho comiti de Monte cum eadem sorore nostra" by charter dated 31 Mar 1312, in the presence of "matri nostre…et Johannis ac Euerardi fratrum nostrorum"[212].  "Adolphus comes et Agnes comitissa de Monte coniuges" granted rights to revenue to the town of Ratingen by charter dated 26 Nov 1341[213]

b)         HENDRIK von Berg (-[2 Feb] 1311, bur Altenberg).  Canon at Köln.  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the death “circa purificacionem” 1311 of “Henricus frater comitis de Monte” and his burial “in Veteri Monte[214]

c)         MARGARETA von Berg (-after 1360).  "Adolphus comes de Monte" transferred "ducatum Lemburgensem" to Brabant with the betrothal of "filium domini nostri ducis Brabantiæ Godefridum" and "Margaretam filiam Henrici nostri fratris" by charter dated 13 Sep 1283[215].  1283/1360.  "Otto comes in Ravensberge et Margardta comitissa" granted "domum…in Hallelo in parochia Holte" to "Thiderico…Vincken", with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Hadewigis et Margarete", by charter dated 14 May 1322[216].  "Margareta relicta quondam…Ottonis comitis in Rauensberge" donated a mill by charter dated 25 Aug 1328[217].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 7 Apr 1332 under which "Margareta wanne greuinne de Rauensberge" acknowledged the terms of her widowhood from "Bernharde dem greuen to Rauensberge", naming "greuen van dem Berge heren Adolue erem broder"[218].  Heiress of Berg in 1348, when her son-in-law Gerhard von Jülich succeeded as Grafen von Berg.  Betrothed (13 Sep 1283) to GODEFROI de Brabant, son of JEAN I Duke of Brabant & his second wife Marguerite de Flandre ([1273/74]-after 13 Sep 1283).  m OTTO IV Graf von Ravensberg, son of OTTO III Graf von Ravenberg & his wife Hedwig zur Lippe (-25 Feb 1328). 

d)         KUNIGUNDE von Berg ([1285/86]-21 or 26 Nov after 1355).  Provost at Rellinghausen 1327/37.  Abbess of Gerresheiim 1311/25.  Abbess of Essen 1327-1337, resigned.  "Cunegundis de Monte, olim preposita secularis ecclesie in Rellinchusen" confirmed that she had in that capacity purchased property from "Wigmode, relicta quondam Euerhardi de Wintrode" by charter dated 23 Dec 1342[219]

e)         ELISABETH von Berg .  She became a nun of St Klara at Köln.  m WALRAM von Heinsberg Herr zu Blankenburg, son of DIETRICH Herr von Heinsberg [Sponheim] & his wife Jeanne de Louvain (-1307, bur Altenberg). 

f)          AGNES von Berg (-7 Jan ----).  Nun at Gräfrath. 

4.         IRMGARD von Berg (-22 Mar 1294, bur Fröndenberg).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that Eberhard married “Ermegardis filia Adulphi comitis de Monte[220].  The marriage contract of "Engelbertus comes de Marka…Everardo filio et heredi" and "Irmengardis soror…Adolphi comitis de Monte" is dated 28 Jan 1273[221].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the birth “circa festum purificacionis” 1293 (presumably O.S.) of “comiti Everhardo duo gemelli Conradus et Cunegundis” and the death of “mater Ermegardis comitissa debilitata et infirmata feria tercia ante festum pasche” and her burial “in vigilia pasche in Vrendeberch[222]m (contract 28 Jan 1273) as his first wife, EBERHARD von der Mark, daughter of ENGELBERT Graf von der Mark & his first wife Kunigunde [von Bliescastel] (-4 Jul 1308, bur Fröndensberg).  He succeeded in 1277 as Graf von der Mark

5.         ENGELBERT von Berg .  "Adolphus comes de Monte" made an arrangement with Liège cathedral concerning the avouerie of Jupille by charter dated 22 Aug 1283, ratified 4 Sep 1283 by "Conradus…major in Colonia prepositus et archidiaconus, Henricus de Monte dominus de Windecgin, Engelbertis sancti Cuniberti, Waleramus sancte Marie ad Gradus, ecclesiarum Coloniensium prepositi, ac Wilemus fratres nobilis viri domini Adolphi comes de Monte"[223].  Provost of St Kunibert at Köln 1280/83. 

6.         WALRAM von Berg .  "Adolphus comes de Monte" made an arrangement with Liège cathedral concerning the avouerie of Jupille by charter dated 22 Aug 1283, ratified 4 Sep 1283 by "Conradus…major in Colonia prepositus et archidiaconus, Henricus de Monte dominus de Windecgin, Engelbertis sancti Cuniberti, Waleramus sancte Marie ad Gradus, ecclesiarum Coloniensium prepositi, ac Wilemus fratres nobilis viri domini Adolphi comes de Monte"[224].  Provost of St Maria ad gradus at Köln 1280/83. 

7.         CONRAD von Berg (-Köln 26 Oct 1313, bur Altenburg).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Adulphum comitem de Monte, Wilhelmum postea comitem, Conradum qui electus fuerat in episcopum Monasteriensem necnon Henricum dominum de Windecke” as the brothers of “Ermegardis filia Adulphi comitis de Monte”, wife of Eberhard Graf von der Mark[225].  "Adolphus comes de Monte" made an arrangement with Liège cathedral concerning the avouerie of Jupille by charter dated 22 Aug 1283, ratified 4 Sep 1283 by "Conradus…major in Colonia prepositus et archidiaconus, Henricus de Monte dominus de Windecgin, Engelbertis sancti Cuniberti, Waleramus sancte Marie ad Gradus, ecclesiarum Coloniensium prepositi, ac Wilemus fratres nobilis viri domini Adolphi comes de Monte"[226].  Canon at Köln 1275.  Provost of Köln Cathedral, resigned 1297.  Elected Archbishop of Köln.  Canon at Münster Cathedral 1275.  "Adolfus comes de Monte" names "Conrado preposito Coloniensi germano nostro" in a charter dated 16 Apr 1278[227].  "Wilhelmus comes de Monte et Irmengardis uxor eius comitissa de Monte" granted waivers to Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 20 Oct 1303, in the presence of "Margarete comitisse de Monte matris nostri comitis predicti ac domini Conradi fratris nostr"[228].  Elected Bishop of Münster 1306, resigned 1310.  

8.         MARGARETA von Berg (-1 Mar ----). 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von BROICH

 

 

1.         BURKHARD [I] von Broich (-after 1093).  “...Conradus de Mulenheim et fratres eius Weldgerus et Lambertus, Cristianus de Dalenheim, Burghardus de Broche...” witnessed the charter dated 1093 under which Otto Abbot of Werden confirmed donations made by "vir nobilis...Thuringus"[229]

 

2.         BERTOLF von Broich (-after 18 Jul 1134).  “...Bertolfus de Bruche...” witnessed the charter dated 18 Jul 1134 under which Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations made by "Herimannus comes de Saphenberch"[230]

 

3.         UDO von Broich (-after 1147).  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the church of Weiler and its donation to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 1135 witnessed by "Retherus de Dicke, Udo de Bruche…"[231].  “Euerhardus comes de Seine, Odo de Bruche...” witnessed the charter dated 1139 under which Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of Siegburg abbey[232].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of “montem...iuxta Regimagum” to Siegburg by charter dated 1139, witnessed by "Adolfus advocatus, Heinricus comes de Seine, Udo de Bruch, Iohannes de Zulpiaco..."[233].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Brauweiler by charter dated 1140, witnessed by "...Gerardus comes de Bothna, Gozuinus de Falkenburch, Udo de Bruecha...Gerardus de Mulenarcha..."[234].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the sale of property "in villa Dorewilere" to the archbishopric made by "Gozewini de Randenrode" to finance his crusade by charter dated 1147 witnessed by "…Udelrico de Are et fratre eius Ottone, Udone de Bruge…"[235]

 

4.         BURKHARD [II] von Broich (-after 1148).  “...Burchardus de Brucke...” witnessed the charter dated 1148 under which Lambert Abbot of Werden confirmed a purchase made by "dominum Heinricum de Kastere"[236]

 

5.         WERNER von Broich (-after 1152).  “...Wernherus de Bruche...” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which Arnold [II] Archbishop of Köln a donation to Köln cathedral[237]

 

 

1.         DIETRICH [I] von Broich (-before [1169]).  Irmentrud Abbess of Essen confirmed rights of her church by charter dated 13 Jun 1142, witnessed by "Adolpho comite, Gozguino comite, Theoderico de Bruke..."[238].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln restored property to Essen by charter dated 1142, witnessed by "...Theodericus de Bruke…"[239].  He is named as husband of Ida in the following charter: "Iohannes...ecclesie s. Petri Treuiris decanus et archidiaconus" confirmed that “bone memorie Theodericus cognatus meus de Broch” had donated “censum...pro manso Bovonis” to Kloster Klaustrum, with the consent of “uxoris sue Ide et filiorum suorum Theoderici et Godefridi” who confirmed the donation the day of his burial, by charter dated to [1169] witnessed by “...Alardus de Malberch...[240].  The precise family relationship between the confirmant and the donor has not been traced.  m as her first husband, IDA, daughter of ---.  "Iohannes...ecclesie s. Petri Treuiris decanus et archidiaconus" confirmed that “bone memorie Theodericus cognatus meus de Broch” had donated “censum...pro manso Bovonis” to Kloster Klaustrum, with the consent of “uxoris sue Ide et filiorum suorum Theoderici et Godefridi” who confirmed the donation the day of his burial, by charter dated to [1169][241].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property at Auenheim made to Kloster Rolandswerth by "domina Uda de Brucha et filii eius Theodericus, Euerwinus, Herimannus et domina Aleidis" by charter dated 1187[242].  She married secondly Rudolf Herr von Malberg.  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster St Thomas an der Kyll of property "in Yrsowe…[et] ius patronatus in ecclesia de Nidenbuch" made by "Rodulfus dominus castri de Malberch…et uxor eius Ida", in the presence of "genero suo Theoderico de Are et filia sua Agnete uxore prefati Th", by charter dated 1204[243].  The co-identity of the wife of Rudolf von Malberg and the mother of Dietrich [II] von Broich is confirmed by the charter dated Jun 1230 under which [her daughter] "Agnes domina de Malberch" pledged "decimam in Ruzporth et Wolkene" to the archbishop of Trier, witnessed by "Theoderico marito meo, Theoderico fratre meo de Bruche…"[244].  Dietrich [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         DIETRICH [II] von Broich (-after Jun 1230).  "Iohannes...ecclesie s. Petri Treuiris decanus et archidiaconus" confirmed that “bone memorie Theodericus cognatus meus de Broch” had donated “censum...pro manso Bovonis” to Kloster Klaustrum, with the consent of “uxoris sue Ide et filiorum suorum Theoderici et Godefridi” who confirmed the donation the day of his burial, by charter dated to [1169][245].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property at Auenheim made to Kloster Rolandswerth by "domina Uda de Brucha et filii eius Theodericus, Euerwinus, Herimannus et domina Aleidis" by charter dated 1187[246].  "Rudolfus de Malberc, Didericus de Bruch, Henricus de Dune, Fridericus de Merle, Jacobus de Dune..." witnessed the charter dated to [1191/96] under which Johann Archbishop of Trier mortgaged property to “Wernhero de Bonlanden[247].  “Nobiles: Johannes de Moncleir, Rodulfus de Malberch, Tirricus de Bruche...” witnessed the charter dated 1200 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier donated “ecclesie de Peirla...cum jus patronatus ecclesie de Oftendinc” to his church[248].  "Agnes domina de Malberch" pledged "decimam in Ruzporth et Wolkene" to the archbishop of Trier by charter dated Jun 1230, witnessed by "Theoderico marito meo, Theoderico fratre meo de Bruche…"[249]

b)         GOTTFRIED von Broich (-after [1169]).  "Iohannes...ecclesie s. Petri Treuiris decanus et archidiaconus" confirmed that “bone memorie Theodericus cognatus meus de Broch” had donated “censum...pro manso Bovonis” to Kloster Klaustrum, with the consent of “uxoris sue Ide et filiorum suorum Theoderici et Godefridi” who confirmed the donation the day of his burial, by charter dated to [1169][250]

c)         EVERWIN von Broich .  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property at Auenheim made to Kloster Rolandswerth by "domina Uda de Brucha et filii eius Theodericus, Euerwinus, Herimannus et domina Aleidis" by charter dated 1187[251]

d)         HERMANN von Broich .  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property at Auenheim made to Kloster Rolandswerth by "domina Uda de Brucha et filii eius Theodericus, Euerwinus, Herimannus et domina Aleidis" by charter dated 1187[252]

 

 

1.         GEREKIN [Gerhard?] von Broich (-1227).  "...Gerekinus de Broke...” witnessed the charter dated 1227 under which Lothar Graf von Hochstaden donated property to Camp abbey[253]

 

 

[Three siblings].  Parents not identified.  Burkhard [IV], son of Dietrich [III], was named after his paternal grandfather.  If the same naming pattern was applied in earlier generations of the Broich family, Burkhard [III] could have been the son of Dietrich [II] who is named above.    

1.         BURKHARD [III] von Broich (-before 19 Nov 1274)"Dominum Theodericum primogenitum comitis Clivensis, Purchardum de Broke...” are named as fiduciaries in the charter dated 13 Feb 1241 under which Heinrich Graf von Berg reached agreement with Ludolf Bishop of Münster concerning properties[254]Herr von Broich"Theodericus comes de Lymburg” donated property “in Vuspich” to Saarn abbey by charter dated May 1251, sealed by “mariti sororis nostre viri nobilis domini B. de Bruke[255]"Burchardus dominus de Bruke ---uxor nostra et heredes nostri” sold property “in parrochia Rumerskyrken apud Synzsteden” to the Teutonic Knights at Gürath by charter dated 29 Mar 1261[256]"Walramo duce de Limburch, Burchardo de Bruche, Gerlaco de Ysenburgh...” witnessed the charter dated 26 Jun 1264 under which “Margareta comitissa et Adolphus natus eius comes de Monte” settled a dispute with “Conradus de Elueruelde...[257].  Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a foundation by "Gernando quondam Burgrauio Werdensi et Methilde uxori sue” by charter dated 21 Nov 1271, which provides for payments by “Gernando, uxore sua, Burgardo domino de Bruka[258].  The inclusion of Burkhard [III] Herr von Broich suggests a family connection with the donors.  “Theodericus dominus de Lymburg super Leynam et Johannes eius primogenitus” settled a dispute with Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln concerning “castro Ysenbergensi et advocacia Assindensi...necnon pro comitatu et iudicio de Bucheim”, appointing as guarantors “Burgardus dominus de Brucke et Theodericus eius filius, Gerardus dominus de Wildenberg et Henricus eius filius...”, by charter dated 15 May 1272[259]m (before May 1251) AGNES von Altena, daughter of FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Altena und Isenberg & his wife Sophie van Limburg (before 1226-after 12 Dec 1282).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated May 1251 under which "Theodericus comes de Lymburg” donated property “in Vuspich” to Saarn abbey, sealed by “mariti sororis nostre viri nobilis domini B. de Bruke[260].  Her relationship with the Altena/Limburg family is also indicated by the charter dated 1291 under which "Theodericus comes de Lymburg” donated property “apud Styrhem dicta uppen Brinke” to Saarn abbey, after the mediation of [her son] “domino Theoderico nobili de Bruke nostro consanguineo...[261]"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[262].  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[263].  Burkhard [III] & his wife had nine children: 

a)         DIETRICH [III] von Broich (-after 21 Sep 1297).  “Theodericus dominus de Lymburg super Leynam et Johannes eius primogenitus” settled a dispute with Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln concerning “castro Ysenbergensi et advocacia Assindensi...necnon pro comitatu et iudicio de Bucheim”, appointing as guarantors “Burgardus dominus de Brucke et Theodericus eius filius, Gerardus dominus de Wildenberg et Henricus eius filius...”, by charter dated 15 May 1272[264]Herr von Broich"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274, sealed by “domini nostri Adolfi comitis de Monte necnon viri nobilis Frederici domini de Ripersceyt[265].  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[266].  "Theodericus dominus de Brughe miles" donated "decimas...in parrochia de Rumerskirge" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln, with the consent of “virorum nobilium Adolphi et Walrami clericorum fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated 9 Apr 1285[267]"Theodericus comes de Lymburg” donated property “apud Styrhem dicta uppen Brinke” to Saarn abbey, after the mediation of “domino Theoderico nobili de Bruke nostro consanguineo...”, by charter dated 1291[268].  “Theodericus dominus de Volmutsteyne miles...et...Cunegundis uxoris mee...necnon liberorum meorum”, except for “Henrico primogenito meo...in remotis agentis”, exchanged property with Köln St. Gereon, appointing as fiduciaries “Theodericum dominum de Bruke, Adolphum canonicum Coloniensem et Walramum rectorem ecclesie de Molinheyn fratres ipsius domine de Bruke...”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1297[269]

b)         BURKHARD von Broich"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[270]

c)         FRIEDRICH von Broich"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[271]

d)         WALRAM von Broich (-after 21 Sep 1297).  "Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[272].  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[273].  "Theodericus dominus de Brughe miles" donated "decimas...in parrochia de Rumerskirge" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln, with the consent of “virorum nobilium Adolphi et Walrami clericorum fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated 9 Apr 1285[274].  “Theodericus dominus de Volmutsteyne miles...et...Cunegundis uxoris mee...necnon liberorum meorum”, except for “Henrico primogenito meo...in remotis agentis”, exchanged property with Köln St. Gereon, appointing as fiduciaries “Theodericum dominum de Bruke, Adolphum canonicum Coloniensem et Walramum rectorem ecclesie de Molinheyn fratres ipsius domine de Bruke...”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1297[275]

e)         ADOLF von Broich (-after 21 Sep 1297).  "Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[276].  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[277].  "Theodericus dominus de Brughe miles" donated "decimas...in parrochia de Rumerskirge" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln, with the consent of “virorum nobilium Adolphi et Walrami clericorum fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated 9 Apr 1285[278].  “Theodericus dominus de Volmutsteyne miles...et...Cunegundis uxoris mee...necnon liberorum meorum”, except for “Henrico primogenito meo...in remotis agentis”, exchanged property with Köln St. Gereon, appointing as fiduciaries “Theodericum dominum de Bruke, Adolphum canonicum Coloniensem et Walramum rectorem ecclesie de Molinheyn fratres ipsius domine de Bruke...”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1297[279]

f)          ALEIDIS von Broich .  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[280]

g)         AGNES von Broich"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[281].  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[282]

h)         SOPHIE von Broich"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[283].  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[284]

i)          ADELA von Broich"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274[285].  "Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bruyche miles, Agnes mater eius, Walramus, Adolfus fratres eiusdem, Aleidis, Adela, Agnes et Sophia sorores, liberi et heredes dicte Agnetis et eius mariti quondam domini de Bruychge" sold land "Rode...in parrochia Owenheim" to the Teutonic Knights at Köln by charter dated 12 Dec 1282[286]

2.         [FRIEDRICH von Broich (-after 31 Aug 1271).  "...Friderico de Bruke...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Aug 1271 under which “Gernandus burchgravius Werdensis et Mechtildis uxor nostra” donated property to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln[287].  No document has been identified which confirms Friedrich’s relationship to the Broich family.  The chronology is consistent with his having been the brother of Burkhard [III] Herr von Broich.] 

3.         [MECHTILD (-after 21 Nov 1271).  “Gernandus burchgravius Werdensis et Mechtildis uxor nostra” donated property to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 31 Aug 1271[288].  Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a foundation by "Gernando quondam Burgrauio Werdensi et Methilde uxori sue” by charter dated 21 Nov 1271, which provides for payments by “Gernando, uxore sua, Burgardo domino de Bruka[289].  The inclusion of Burkhard [III] Herr von Broich suggests a family connection with the donors.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Mechtild was the sister of Burkhard [III][290].  No primary source has been identified which confirms that this is correct.  m GERNAND Burggraf von Werden [Kaiserswerth], son of --- (-after 21 Nov 1271).] 

 

 

1.         REINHARD von Broich (-after 16 Dec 1263).  Herr von Broich"...Her Renart van Bruche...” is named among the fiduciaries in the charter dated 16 Dec 1263 under which the bishops of Liège and Munster and the counts of Gelre and Jülich settled disputes[291]

 

 

1.         --- von Broich .  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Dietrich [III] Herr von Broich was the father of Burkhard [IV][292].  No primary source has been identified which confirms that this is correct.  m [--- von Mörs, daughter of DIETRICH [II] Herr von Mörs & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 20 Nov 1321 under which [her son, Burkhard [IV] Herr von Broich] "Burghardus vir nobilis dominus de Bruke" donated “censum...apud Lurike” to Meer abbey, witnessed by “Theoderico comite de Morse avunculo nostro...[293].  Another possibility is that the relationship between Dietrich [II] von Mörs and the Broich family was through the mother of Dietrich [III] Herr von Broich, as her sister married Dietrich [I] Graf von Mörs.  Burkhard [IV] von Broich would therefore have been first cousin once removed of Dietrich [II] von Mörs, a relationship which could have been indicated by the term “avunculus” in the 20 Nov 1321 charter.  That possibility appears more likely to be correct considering the difficulty in obtaining Papal dispensation for marriages between first cousins.]  --- & his wife had one child: 

a)         BURKHARD [IV] von BroichHerr von Broich.  "Burghardus vir nobilis dominus de Bruke" donated “censum...apud Lurike” to Meer abbey by charter dated 20 Nov 1321, witnessed by “Theoderico comite de Morse avunculo nostro...[294]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN und HERREN in der EIFEL

 

 

This chapter sets out the nobility in the area south-west of the city of Köln which was previously divided into the Bonngau, Eifelgau and Zülpichgau, three of the five so-called “Ripuarian” (“provincia Ripuariorum”) counties situated in the southern part of the region loosely termed Lower Rhine whose counts between the mid-10th and early 12th centuries are shown in LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY.  As the duchy of Lower Lotharingia started to disintegrate, the archbishops of Köln extended their area of influence into these three gau.  In the early 12th century, the counties of Ahr and Hochstaden developed as the most important centres of political power in the area. 

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von AHR, GRAFEN von NEUENAHR

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known.  The charter dated 19 May 992 quoted below indicates that they held rights in the future county of Ahr. 

1.         SIGEBODO (-after 19 May 992).  Otto III King of Germany granted hunting rights in a forest on the right bank of the river Ahr in the county of Bonn (with the exception of "Cuonradi ducis prædio") to "Sigebodoni et fratri eius Richuuino", on the intervention of "Herimanni palatini comiti", by charter dated 19 May 992[295]m ---.  The name of Sigebodo's wife is not known.  Sigebodo & his wife had [one possible child]: 

a)         [daughter .  The name and origin of Louis [I]'s wife is not known.  However, it is possible that she was the daughter of Sigebodo, which would account for the transmission of both the names Sigebodo and Richwin into Louis's family.  m LOUIS [I], son of [THIERRY & his wife Sconhilde [Hildegarde] ---] ([950/70]-after 1019).] 

2.         RICHWIN (-after 19 May 992).  Otto III King of Germany granted hunting rights in a forest on the right bank of the river Ahr (with the exception of "Cuonradi ducis prædio") to "Sigebodoni et fratri eius Richuuino", on the intervention of "Herimanni palatini comiti", by charter dated 19 May 992[296]

 

 

A charter dated 1121 records that Kloster Steinfeld was built by the ancestors of Dietrich [I] but his parentage has not been ascertained. 

1.         DIETRICH [I] (-[1 Aug 1126/1132]).  Graf von Ahr.  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated "decimationem" in ten named places to “novo monasterio...in Eifla” by charter dated 1105, witnessed by “Theodericus comes de Ara ipsius loci advocatus, Adalbertus de Saphanberch, Herimannus de Mereheim, Gerehardus de Hostatha...[297].  Poppo Abbot of Prüm confirmed the rights of "monasterium in Eifla" by charter dated 1112, witnessed by “comes Tedericus de Arhe...Gerardus de Blankenhem...[298].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Bonn St Cassius by charter dated 1112 witnessed by "Sigefrido palatino comite, Reginboldo de Isenborch, Teoderico de Are…"[299].  "Liberi: Tiedrich comes de Ara, Gerart de Guileche, Gerart de Blanchinheim, Gerard de Hohstade, Adolf comes de Saphinberk, Adolf de Berge, Engelbreit de Kente..." witnessed the charter dated 1115 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed revenue and tolls to Münstereisel[300].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Dunwald and shared the Vogteischaft with "comitis Adolphi" by charter dated 1118 witnessed by "Adolfus comes de Monte et frater eius Euerhardus, Gerardus comes de Wassenberg […et filius eius Gerardus], Theodericus comes de Thonburch, Theodericus comes de Ara, domnus Goswinus de Hennesberg et frater eius Gerardus…Gerardus de Wyckerode…"[301].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed Kloster Steinfeld "in pago Eifla" founded by "comite Theoderico de Ara…in comitatu ipsius a progenitoribus eius constructum" by charter dated 1121, witnessed by "Henricus comes, Otto comes, Hermannus comes, Walrauen comes, Gerardus comes…Arnoldus comes…"[302].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln founded a church "in castro meo episcopali…Zulpiacum" by charter dated 1124 witnessed by "Paganus comes, Theodericus comes de Ara, Herimannus de Hengebach, Theodericus et frater eius Adelgerus de Gladebach…"[303].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated Kloster Rolandswerth on an island in the river Rhine to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1 Aug 1126 witnessed by "Tiedericus comes de Are, Adolfus comes de Berge, Adolfus comes de Safenberg, Arnoldus comes de Cleue, Cunradus comes de Bunna, Gerardus comes de Iuleche et filius eius Gerardus, Gerardus comes de Hostade…"[304]

 

 

1.         LOTHAR [I] (-after 1140).  Graf von Ahr.  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between Bonn St Cassius and Kloster Siegburg concerning the churches of Hennes and Ober-Pleis by charter dated 1132 witnessed by "Alverada de Cuck cum suis liberis" by charter dated 2 May 1131 witnessed by "…Adolfus comes de Monte, Adolfus comes de Saffenberg, Lutherus comes de Are, Gerhardus comes de Iuliaco, Gerhardus de Hostade, Gozwinus comes de Ualkenburg, Cunradus comes de Bunne, Gerhardus de Mulenarke, Gerlach et fratres eius Adelgerus et Theodericus de Gladebach, Herimannus de Rudenberg…"[305].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Kloster Brauweiler by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "…Adolfus comes de Sauenberch, Lutherus comes de Ara, Cunradus comes Ueronensis, Gozwinus de Falkenburch. De liberis hominibus: Godefridus de Iuliaco, Theodericus de Hengebach…"[306]m HILDEGUNDE, daughter of --- Graf von Meer & his wife Hedwig --- (-after 1183).  "Teodericus Marensium prediorum ac beneficiorum...possessor...cum matre mea...Hildegunde" recovered “cappellule b. Laurentii...in castro meo...Mere” from “Herimannum...et duas sorores eius de...vico Westualie...Lipren” by charter dated 1164[307].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 22 Feb 1166 relating to the division of their inheritance between "domna Elisabeth de Randenrothe…[et] sororem eius comitissam de Mere domnam…Hildegundem", with the consent of "filiorum ac filiarum domne Elisabeth", witnessed by "Willelmus comes Iuliacensis et frater eius Gerardus, Albertus comes de Noruenich, Euerardus comes de Seina, Gozwinus senior de Heimesberg et filius eius Godefridus, Theodericus de Milendunc et Herimannus de Dicke, Gerardus de Sneide, et filius Walteri de Hengebag iunior, Reinardus de Stalburg…Reinerus de Cronberg, Gerardus de Randenrode et frater eius Willelmus…Ludolfus de Dassela…Cristianus de Wivelenchouen…Arnoldus de Mere, Giselbertus de Berge, Teodericus de Battenburg"[308].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a monastery at "castrum suum Mere" by "matrona Hildegundis cometissa de Are…filii sui Herimanni quem tunc unicum habebat", for the soul of "filii sui Theoderici quondam comitis Arensis", by charter dated 22 Feb 1166, witnessed by "Herimannus comes de Saffenberg maioris ecclesie advocatus, Adolfus frater eius, Heinricus de Arberg vicecomes, Henricus comes de Gelren, Willehelmus comes Iuliacensis, Ulricus comes Arensis, Teodericus comes de Honstaden, Eurardus comes de Seina, Engilbertus comes de Berge, Heinricus comes de Cuich, Gozwinus comes de Heimesberg, Gerardus de Mulisfurt, Cunradus de Linepo, Heremannus de Hengebach, Teodericus et Florentinus de Kempenich, Herimannus de Dichem…"[309].  "Domna Hadewigis cometissa de Mere…et filia eius Hildegundis cometissa" donated serfs "de Walescheith" to the church at Meer by charter dated to [1166][310].  "Hildegundis comitissa" confirmed a relinquishment of property rights in favour of the church of Meer by charter dated to [1176], witnessed by "ecclesie nostre fratres…Heremannus filius meus…"[311].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed purchase of property by "domna Hildegundis…fundatrix cenobii…in Mere" by charter dated 1183 witnessed by "Theodericus comes de Hostade et frater eius Otto de Wikkerode…"[312].  Lothar & his wife had two children: 

a)         DIETRICH [II] (-[16 Apr/22 May] 1158).  “Theodericus filius Liutheri comitis de Are” established rights by charter dated 1154[313]Graf von Ahr.  "Teodericus Marensium prediorum ac beneficiorum...possessor...cum matre mea...Hildegunde" recovered “cappellule b. Laurentii...in castro meo...Mere” from “Herimannum...et duas sorores eius de...vico Westualie...Lipren” by charter dated 1164[314].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a monastery at "castrum suum Mere" by "matrona Hildegundis cometissa de Are…filii sui Herimanni quem tunc unicum habebat", for the soul of "filii sui Theoderici quondam comitis Arensis", by charter dated 22 Feb 1166[315]

b)         HERMANN (-after 1196).  “Theodericus filius Liutheri comitis de Are” established rights by charter dated 1154[316]Graf von Ahr.  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a monastery at "castrum suum Mere" by "matrona Hildegundis cometissa de Are…filii sui Herimanni quem tunc unicum habebat", for the soul of "filii sui Theoderici quondam comitis Arensis", by charter dated 22 Feb 1166[317].  Canon at Meer.  "Hildegundis comitissa" confirmed a relinquishment of property rights in favour of the church of Meer by charter dated to [1176], witnessed by "ecclesie nostre fratres…Heremannus filius meus…"[318].  Abbot of Cappenberg: "Herimannus...abbas in Cappinberg" granted rights at the church at Meer “a matre mea constructe” to named individuals “homines...de Kaldenhusin” by charter dated 1196[319]

 

 

Three brothers, whose family relationship (if any) with the earlier Grafen von Ahr has not been ascertained. 

1.         ULRICH (-[6 Apr/30 May] 1197).  Graf von Ahr.  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the sale of property "in villa Dorewilere" to the archbishopric made by "Gozewini de Randenrode" to finance his crusade by charter dated 1147 witnessed by "…Udelrico de Are et fratre eius Ottone…"[320].  Reinhold Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the Ahr family, naming “Gerardum...Bunnensem prepositum et comitem Ulricum fratrem suum et filium fratris sui Theodericum de Honstade”, by charter dated 1167[321].  Graf von Nürberg.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property "in Helethen, alteram in Elueruelde comiti Ingelberto de Monte" by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Mulbach, Willelmus senior comes de Iuliaco, Willelmus filius eius, Ulricus comes de Nurberg et Gerardus filius eius, Henricus comes de Saphuenberg, Theodericus de Hostahen, Henricus comes de Arnesberg…"[322].  "…Brunone preposito s. Marie in Colonia eiusque fratre Euerhardo comite de Seyne, Theoderico comite de Widhe et filio eius Theoderico clerico, Reginhere comite de Froisbrecht, Ulrico comite de Nurberg et eius filio Gerhardo comite de Are, Gerhardo comite de Dietsa, Bertholdo comite de Kazinelelnboge, Ludeuico comite de Spanheim, Simone comite de Sarebrucke, Henrico comite de Kessele…" witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "castrum Stakelecke et advocatiam in Bacherache" to "palatini comitis Cuonradi…et eius iugali domine Irmentrudi eiusque filie Agneti"[323]m ---.  The name of Ulrich’s wife is not known.  Ulrich & his wife had three children: 

a)         GERHARD (-after 25 May 1216).  Robert Abbot of Gladbach freed Kloster Buchholz from its Vogt by charter dated 1163 witnessed by "Gerardus filius comitis de Are, Theod. de Kempenich, Cristianus de Wiuellenchoven…"[324].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property "in Helethen, alteram in Elueruelde comiti Ingelberto de Monte" by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Mulbach, Willelmus senior comes de Iuliaco, Willelmus filius eius, Ulricus comes de Nurberg et Gerardus filius eius, Henricus comes de Saphuenberg, Theodericus de Hostahen, Henricus comes de Arnesberg…"[325]Graf von Ahr.  "…Brunone preposito s. Marie in Colonia eiusque fratre Euerhardo comite de Seyne, Theoderico comite de Widhe et filio eius Theoderico clerico, Reginhere comite de Froisbrecht, Ulrico comite de Nurberg et eius filio Gerhardo comite de Are, Gerhardo comite de Dietsa, Bertholdo comite de Kazinelelnboge, Ludeuico comite de Spanheim, Simone comite de Sarebrucke, Henrico comite de Kessele…" witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "castrum Stakelecke et advocatiam in Bacherache" to "palatini comitis Cuonradi…et eius iugali domine Irmentrudi eiusque filie Agneti"[326].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Kaiserswerth by charter dated 5 Aug 1190 witnessed by "Thidericus comes de Hostaden, Otto de Wiggerodthe frater eius, Gerhardus comes de Are, Fridericus comes de Altina, Conradus de Dicke, Reterus frater eius, Hermannus de Else…"[327].  Graf von Nürburg: Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of revenue from Eggenrath and property at Venrath to Kloster Knechtsteden made by "Otto de Wickerode", for the anniversary of "filie sue…Ude" and with the consent of "uxoris sue et filiorum", noting that "Otto filius Ottonis" held "advocatiam", by charter dated 30 May 1197 witnessed by "…Gerardus comes de Nurberg, Lutharius comes de Are…"[328].  “Comes Gerardus de Are et de Nurberg et Lotharius comes de Hostade” renewed the privileges of Ahr, after the death "sine prole Theoderico comite de Are iuniore, filio Lotharii" and the inheritance of the castle of Ahr by "comitem Ulricum de Nurberg et…comitem Theodericum de Hostade", by charter dated 1202[329].  "Gerardus comes de Are…cum coniuge mea Antigona, filiis meis Theodorico et Ottone" freed Himmerode convent from servitudes by charter dated 1213[330].  "Gerardus comes de Are" confirmed the donations to the church of Adenau made by "pater meus pie recordationis Ulricus" by charter dated 25 May 1216[331]m ANTIGONE, daughter of --- (-after 1213).  "Gerardus comes de Are…cum coniuge mea Antigona, filiis meis Theodorico et Ottone" freed Himmerode convent from servitudes by charter dated 1213[332].  Gerhard & his wife had three children: 

i)          DIETRICH (-after 1239).  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster St Thomas an der Kyll of property "in Yrsowe…[et] ius patronatus in ecclesia de Nidenbuch" made by "Rodulfus dominus castri de Malberch…et uxor eius Ida", in the presence of "genero suo Theoderico de Are et filia sua Agnete uxore prefati Th", by charter dated 1204[333].  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed that "Simon de Ettering vir nobilis" renounced “ecclesiam de Lonniche”, held from “domina Agnes de Malberch” and with her consent, by charter dated 1209, witnessed by “...Henricus et Euerhardus fratres de Malberch, Theodericus predicte Agnetis maritus[334].  "Gerardus comes de Are…cum coniuge mea Antigona, filiis meis Theodorico et Ottone" freed Himmerode convent from servitudes by charter dated 1213[335]Herr von Malberg.  "Theodericus de Malbergh" renounced "advocatiam" of Kloster Laach, held by "pater meus comes Gerhardus de Are", by charter dated 1213[336].  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier recorded the details of the dispute with "comitem Gerhardum de Are" relating to the advocatius of Kloster Laach, renounced by "Theodericus de Malbergh […et Joannes frater suus] filius predicti comitis Gerardi", by charter dated 1213[337].  “...Tiric de Malberch” witnessed the contract of marriage dated 1214 between "Waleranus filius Henrici ducis de Lemborch et marchio Arlnensis" and "dominæ Ermesindæ, comitissæ Luceleburq et Rupis"[338].  Theodericus Archbishop of Trier granted "advocatia in Barwilre" to "tres filios…Gerardi quondam comitis de Nurberch: Theodericum, Ottonem et Johannem" by charter dated Dec 1222[339].  "Theodericus et Agnes domini de Mailberch" donated property "ad me Agnetem…ex paterna hereditate…Nydenburch et Wych" to Kloster St Thomas by charter dated 1224[340].  "Theodericus miles dominus de Maleberch…Agnete uxoris mee" donated "ius patronatus ecclesie de Grimolderoth" to Kloster St Martinsberg, Trier by charter dated 1 Nov 1235[341].  "Theodericus et Agnes de Malberch" renounced claims to property of Himmerode abbey by charter dated 1239[342]m (before 1204) AGNES von Malberg, daughter of RUDOLF Herr von Malberg & his wife Ida --- (-after 1239).  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster St Thomas an der Kyll of property "in Yrsowe…[et] ius patronatus in ecclesia de Nidenbuch" made by "Rodulfus dominus castri de Malberch…et uxor eius Ida", in the presence of "genero suo Theoderico de Are et filia sua Agnete uxore prefati Th", by charter dated 1204[343].  "Theodericus et Agnes domini de Mailberch" donated property "ad me Agnetem…ex paterna hereditate…Nydenburch et Wych" to Kloster St Thomas by charter dated 1224[344].  "Agnes domina de Malberch" pledged "decimam in Ruzporth et Wolkene" to the archbishop of Trier by charter dated Jun 1230, witnessed by "Theoderico marito meo, Theoderico fratre meo de Bruche…"[345].  "Agnes domina de Malberch" pledged property in Ehlenz, Stedem and Hinkel, with the consent of "Theoderici mariti mei", by charter dated Nov 1233[346].  "Theodericus et Agnes de Malberch" renounced claims to property of Himmerode abbey by charter dated 1239[347]

ii)         OTTO (-after 1231).  "Gerardus comes de Are…cum coniuge mea Antigona, filiis meis Theodorico et Ottone" freed Himmerode convent from servitudes by charter dated 1213[348].  Theodericus Archbishop of Trier granted "advocatia in Barwilre" to "tres filios…Gerardi quondam comitis de Nurberch: Theodericum, Ottonem et Johannem" by charter dated Dec 1222[349].  Heinrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed freedoms granted to Abtei Himmelrode by "Gerardus comes de Are uxore sua Antigona et filiis Theoderico et Ottone" and the later confirmation of the grant made by "prenominatus filius suus Otto de Nuenare", with the consent of "filii sui Gerardi" by charter dated 1231[350].  "Otto de Neuenahre" donated property to Himmerode convent, recalling the previous charter, by charter dated 1231[351]m ---.  The name of Otto’s wife is not known.  Otto & his wife had two children: 

(a)       GERHARD (-before 22 Nov 1276).  Heinrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed freedoms granted to Abtei Himmelrode by "Gerardus comes de Are uxore sua Antigona et filiis Theoderico et Ottone" and the later confirmation of the grant made by "prenominatus filius suus Otto de Nuenare", with the consent of "filii sui Gerardi" by charter dated 1231[352]Graf von Neuenahr

-         GRAFEN von NEUENAHR

(b)       LUDWIG .  Herr von Nurberg.  “Ludewicus germanus quondam…Gerardi comitis de Nuenare” requested Sifrid Archbishop of Köln to release him from captivity at Schloss Wolkenburg and return Schloss Nurberg to him, by charter dated 22 Nov 1276[353]

iii)        JOHANN (-after 11 Nov 1252).  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier recorded the details of the dispute with "comitem Gerhardum de Are" relating to the advocatius of Kloster Laach, renounced by "Theodericus de Malbergh […et Joannes frater suus] filius predicti comitis Gerardi", by charter dated 1213[354].  Theodericus Archbishop of Trier granted "advocatia in Barwilre" to "tres filios…Gerardi quondam comitis de Nurberch: Theodericum, Ottonem et Johannem" by charter dated Dec 1222[355].  "Gerardus comes in Nuinare" confirmed "Gerardus Burgravius in Lanzcrone sororius noster" in "villas nostras Dune…et Gymnich" by charter dated 11 Nov 1252, witnessed by "avunculus noster dominus Joannes vir nobilis de Nurberg…Tilemannus filius noster…"[356]

b)         DIETRICH (-5 Dec 1212)Bishop of Utrecht 1198. 

c)         HEILWIG von Ahr (-[1196]).  The Gesta Episcopum Traiectensium refers to the mother of "Otto secundus maior Traiectensis prepositus, frater Hermanni de Lippia" as "sororis episcopi Theoderici"[357].  "Bernardus de Lippia" donated property to Köln St Peter by undated charter, which names "Herimanni filii mei…uxore mea Helewige"[358]m BERNHARD [II] zur Lippe, son of HERMANN [I] zur Lippe & his wife --- (-Mesothen 30 Apr 1224, bur Dünamünde). 

2.         OTTO (-before 1162).  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the sale of property "in villa Dorewilere" to the archbishopric made by "Gozewini de Randenrode" to finance his crusade by charter dated 1147 witnessed by "…Udelrico de Are et fratre eius Ottone…"[359]Graf von Ahrm ADELHEID von Hochstaden, daughter of GERHARD [II] Graf von Hochstaden & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.   Otto & his wife had three children: 

a)         DIETRICH (-[1194/22 Jan 1197]).  Reinhold Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the Ahr family, naming “Gerardum...Bunnensem prepositum et comitem Ulricum fratrem suum et filium fratris sui Theodericum de Honstade”, by charter dated 1167[360].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed purchase of property by "domna Hildegundis…fundatrix cenobii…in Mere" by charter dated 1183 witnessed by "Theodericus comes de Hostade et frater eius Otto de Wikkerode…"[361]Graf von Hochstaden.  "Theodoricus comes Hostaden, Otto frater eius" witnessed a charter of Philipp Archbishop of Köln dated 1173[362].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property "in Helethen, alteram in Elueruelde comiti Ingelberto de Monte" by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Mulbach, Willelmus senior comes de Iuliaco, Willelmus filius eius, Ulricus comes de Nurberg et Gerardus filius eius, Henricus comes de Saphuenberg, Theodericus de Hostahen, Henricus comes de Arnesberg…"[363].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Kaiserswerth by charter dated 5 Aug 1190 witnessed by "Thidericus comes de Hostaden, Otto de Wiggerodthe frater eius, Gerhardus comes de Are, Fridericus comes de Altina, Conradus de Dicke, Reterus frater eius, Hermannus de Else…"[364].  “Theodericus comes de Hostadin” donated property to Steinfeld abbey by charter dated 1194[365].  “Comes Gerardus de Are et de Nurberg et Lotharius comes de Hostade” renewed the privileges of Ahr, after the death "sine prole Theoderico comite de Are iuniore, filio Lotharii" and the inheritance of the castle of Ahr by "comitem Ulricum de Nurberg et…comitem Theodericum de Hostade", by charter dated 1202[366]m LUITGARD von Dagsburg, daughter of HUGO [XII] Graf von Dagsburg & his wife Lutgardis von Sulzbach (-after [1194/97]).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “[li] conte de Hoghstroite en a haute Almaingne” married “sereur alle conte Albier de Mohaut, quy assy estoit contes Daborghes en la haute Allemaingne”, who was heiress of “la terre de Haneffe en Hainsbainge”, adding that she retired to Haneffe after her husband died where she arranged the marriage of her daughter[367].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.   Dietrich & his wife had two children: 

i)          LOTHAR [I] von Ahr (-1215).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

-         GRAFEN von HOCHSTADEN

ii)         --- von Hochstaden .  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Eustache” married “la filhe de conte de Hoghstroite en a haute Almaingne...sires de Dolhehen” and his wife, heiress of “Noef-Casteal enla terre de Dolhehen [Dale] et de Haneffe”, the marriage having been arranged by the bride’s widow during her widowhood which she passed at Haneffe[368]m (after [1194/97]) EUSTACHE de Warfusée, son of [OTTON & his wife ---].  Seigneur de Neufchâteau et de Haneffe, de iure uxoris

b)         OTTO (-after 1208).  "Theodoricus comes Hostaden, Otto frater eius" witnessed a charter of Philipp Archbishop of Köln dated 1173[369].  Herr von Wickrath.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Camp by charter dated 1181 witnessed by "Comes Ingelbertus, Otto de Wicrode, Comes Ulricus de Norberch, filius eius Gerardus…"[370]

-         HERREN von WICKRATH

c)         LOTHAR .  A continuator of Sigebert records in 1193 that "Henricus dux Lovaniensis et Henricus patruus eius, dux Ardennensis" rebelled against "comitem de Ostada et Lotharium fratrem eius" who Emperor Heinrich VI had installed as bishop of Liège, after "Autberti episcopi" was killed, but that Pope Celestine III deprived "Lotharius Leodicensis intrusus" of the bishopric[371]

3.         GERHARD (-after 1167).  Provost of Bonn.  Reinhold Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the Ahr family, naming “Gerardum...Bunnensem prepositum et comitem Ulricum fratrem suum et filium fratris sui Theodericum de Honstade”, by charter dated 1167[372]

 

 

GERHARD von Neuenahr, son of OTTO Graf von Neuenahr & his wife --- (-before 22 Nov 1276).  Heinrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed freedoms granted to Abtei Himmelrode by "Gerardus comes de Are uxore sua Antigona et filiis Theoderico et Ottone" and the later confirmation of the grant made by "prenominatus filius suus Otto de Nuenare", with the consent of "filii sui Gerardi" by charter dated 1231[373]Graf von Neuenahr.  Theoderich Archbishop of Trier confirmed that "Gerhardus filius comitis Ottonis de Neuenare" confirmed rights granted to Himmelrode, in opposition to "Theoderici de Maillburgh patrui sui", by charter dated 1231[374].  "Gerardus comes in Nuinare" confirmed "Gerardus Burgravius in Lanzcrone sororius noster" in "villas nostras Dune…et Gymnich" by charter dated 11 Nov 1252, witnessed by "avunculus noster dominus Joannes vir nobilis de Nurberg…Tilemannus filius noster…"[375].  He is named deceased in his brother’s 22 Nov 1276 charter. 

m ELISABETH von Sayn, daughter of JOHANN [I] von Sponheim Herr zu Sayn und Starkenburg & his wife --- (-after 1265).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1264 under which [her father] "Johannes comes de Spaynheym" sold property at Unkel and Breitbach to the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Godefridi comitis Senensis et Heinrici filiorum nostrorum…G[erardum]. comes de Nuwenare et Elyzabet uxor eius filia nostra, Marcwardus comes de Solmze et Agnes uxor eius filia nostra"[376]

Gerhard & his wife had children: 

1.         DIETRICH von Neuenahr (-before 15 Jun 1276).  Fahne shows his parentage[377]Graf von Neuenahr.  He is named as deceased in his widow’s 15 Jun 1276 charter cited below.  m HEDWIG, daughter of --- (-after 15 Jun 1276).  “Hadwig die Witwe und Wilhelm, Johann, Ludwig und Sophia die Kinder des verstorbenen Grafen Dietrich von Nuenare” mortgaged “die Grafschaft Nuenare”, waiting for the archbishop of Köln’s decision on splitting the territory, by charter dated 15 Jun 1276[378].  Dietrich & his wife had children: 

a)         WILHELM [I] von Neuenahr (-[before 1328], maybe 23 Jul ----).  “Hadwig die Witwe und Wilhelm, Johann, Ludwig und Sophia die Kinder des verstorbenen Grafen Dietrich von Nuenare” mortgaged “die Grafschaft Nuenare”, waiting for the archbishop of Köln’s decision on splitting the territory, by charter dated 15 Jun 1276[379]Graf von Neuenahr.  “Graf Wilhelm I von Nuenare” swore allegiance to the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 22 Aug 1280[380].  “Wilhelm I Graf von Nuenayre und Johann Herr von Saffenberg” exchanged property with Marienstatt by charter dated 5 Apr 1311[381].  Fahne records him as “Graf von Neuenar, 1321-1327”[382].  “Graf Wilhelm I von Nuwenare und seine Söhne und Erben Ritter Wilhelm und Kraft Domherr zu Köln” confirmed a donation to Köln St Gereon by charter dated 11 Jun 1322[383].  It is assumed that Wilhelm [I] died before the 1328 (after 7 May) charter cited below which likely names his son.  [The Burtscheid Totenbuch records the death “X Kal Aug” of “Wilhelm Graf von Nuwenar”, which Frick says could refer to either Wilhelm [I] or Wilhelm [II][384].]  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Wilhelm’s wife has not been identified.  Wilhelm [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          WILHELM [II] von Neuenahr (-[7 Mar 1329/26 Mar 1336], maybe 23 Jul ----).  Graf Wilhelm I von Nuwenare und seine Söhne und Erben Ritter Wilhelm und Kraft Domherr zu Köln” confirmed a donation to Köln St Gereon by charter dated 11 Jun 1322[385]Graf von Neuenahr.  “Graf Wilhelm von Neuenahr und die Herren Johann von Neuenahr und Johann sein Sohn...” acted as guarantors in a dispute between the archbishop of Köln and the city of Köln by charter dated 1328, after 7 May[386].  The absence of Wilhelm’s son from this document, in contrast to the 11 Jun 1322 charter, suggests that it refers to Wilhelm [II].  “Graf Wilhelm von Nuwenare und seine Gattin Bonizetta” sold property to “dem Ritter Rollmann von Sinzig” by charter dated 7 Mar 1329[387].  It is likely that he died before 26 Mar 1336, the date of the charter cited below under his wife.  [The Burtscheid Totenbuch records the death “X Kal Aug” of “Wilhelm Graf von Nuwenar”, which Frick says could refer to either Wilhelm [I] or Wilhelm [II][388].]  m BONIZETTA, daughter of --- (-after 13 Sep 1337).  “Graf Wilhelm von Nuwenare und seine Gattin Bonizetta” sold property to “dem Ritter Rollmann von Sinzig” by charter dated 7 Mar 1329[389].  A charter dated 26 Mar 1336 records a sale of property “im Kirchspiel Fritzdorf unter der Hoheit ihrer Herrin Gräfin von Nuenare”, sealed by “Frau Gräfin Bonizetta von Neunar[390].  “Die Gräfin Bonizetta von Nuwenare” issued a charter dated 13 Sep 1337[391].  Wilhelm [II] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       WILHELM [III] von Neuenahr (-[Nov 1352/11 Feb 1353]).  Fahne shows his parentage, recording him as “Graf von Neuenar 1343-48”[392].  Wilhelm [V] Markgraf von Jülich confirmed that “Wilheme Greve van Nuwenar” had granted property to “syne...Hussfrauwe fr Johanne van Elzeloe, Grevinne zu Nuwenar” by charter dated 25 Jul 1348[393].  He died before 11 Feb 1353, the date of the charter cited below under his wife.  Frick says that Wilhelm [III] died “zwischen November und Januar[394]m (before 25 Jul 1348) JOHANNA van Elsloo, daughter of OYST [III] van Borne Heer van Elsloo & his wife Katharina von Wildenberg (-after 1362).  Fahne records her family origin and marriage, noting that she was still living in 1362 (no sources cited)[395].  The chronology suggests that Johanna would have been the daughter of Oyst [III].  Wilhelm [V] Markgraf von Jülich confirmed that “Wilheme Greve van Nuwenar” had granted property to “syne...Hussfrauwe fr Johanne van Elzeloe, Grevinne zu Nuwenar” by charter dated 25 Jul 1348[396].  Kraft Herr von Neuenahr appointed “Gerlach Herr ziu Isenburg, Johann Herr zu Saffenberg, Heinrich von Sinzing Herr zu Arental und Gerhard Herr zu Landskrone” to grant dower to “Johanna von Elsloo Gräfin von Nuenare Gattin seines verstorbenen Neffe Grafen Wilhelm III von Nuenare” by charter dated 11 Feb 1353[397].  The document which names her in 1362 has not been identified.  Wilhelm [III] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       KATHARINA von Neuenahr (-after 8 Dec 1393).  “Graf Krafto von Nuwenare [her uncle] und Johann Herr zu Saffenberg” agreed, with the consent of the archbishop of Köln, a marriage between “Johanns ältestem Sohn und der Tochter des verstorbenen Graf Wilhelm III zu Nuwenar, Krafts Neffen”, confirming that Katharina was heiress to the county of Neuenahr, by charter dated 1 Mar 1353[398].  The marriage contract between “Reinhard Herr zu Schönforst, seine Gattin Katherine von Wildenberg und Oest Herr zu Elsloo...ihre Enkelin und Nichte Katharina von Neuenahr Tochter des verstorbenen Grafen Wilhelm von Neuenahr” and “Johann Herr zu Saffenberg, seine Gattin Gertrud von Braunshorn und Konrad Herr zu Saffenberg...ihren ältesten Sohn und Neffen Johann” is dated 21 Dec 1359, as agreed by “der verstorbene Kraft von Neuenahr als der geborene Vormund seiner Nichte”, naming “Schloß Montjoie” as her dowry[399].  Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed the "huyss zu Mertzenich...ind van Gerbertzroyde...” to “Johanne heren zu Saffenbergh ind Johanne syme soene grauen zu Nuenare”, accepted by “Johan herre zu Saffenbergh [...ouch mit Gertruden myn Johans hern zu Saffenberg...elicher wyue...Gertrude van Brunsshorne] ind Johan van Saffenbergh syn sun, graue zu Nuenar...mit Katherinen myme wyue, die eyne eynich kindt ind doichter was wilne grauen Wilhelms van Nuenare” from whom he inherited his rights “oeuermitz greuen Crafft van Nuenare, yren oemen”, by charter dated 22 Jan 1382[400]"Johan Here zu Saffenberg ind Frauue Kathrine van Nuwenare" and "Luissarde van Landzkrone ind Hermanne sinem Bruder" settled disputes by charter dated 8 Dec 1393[401]m (Betrothed 1 Mar 1353, contract 21 Dec 1359) JOHANN [III] von Saffenberg, son of JOHANN [II] Herr von Saffenburg & his wife Gertrud von Braunshorn (-after 21 May 1397).  Graf von Neuenahr.  Herr von Saffenburg. 

ii)         KRAFT von Neuenahr (-before 21 Dec 1359).  Canon at Köln: “Graf Wilhelm I von Nuwenare und seine Söhne und Erben Ritter Wilhelm und Kraft Domherr zu Köln” confirmed a donation to Köln St Gereon by charter dated 11 Jun 1322[402].  Fahne shows his parentage, recording him as “Graf von Neuenar 1320-1359”[403]Graf von Neuenahr.  He is named in the 11 Feb 1353 cited above, and as deceased in the 21 Dec 1359 marriage contract of his great-niece Katharina, the document also confirming that he was her guardian.  . 

b)         JOHANN [I] von Neuenahr (-[after 1301, maybe after 5 Apr 1311]).  “Hadwig die Witwe und Wilhelm, Johann, Ludwig und Sophia die Kinder des verstorbenen Grafen Dietrich von Nuenare” mortgaged “die Grafschaft Nuenare”, waiting for the archbishop of Köln’s decision on splitting the territory, by charter dated 15 Jun 1276[404].  Herr von Saffenberg: “...den Grafen Wilhelm I von Nuwenare, Johann von Nuwenare Herrn auf Saffenberg...” were named in the 23 Aug 1298 marriage contract between “Otto von Landskron Vormund seines Neffen Burggraf Gerhard von Landscron” and “der Tochter Beatrix des Burggrafen Johann von Hammerstein[405].  The explanation for Johann’s holding of (part of?) Saffenberg has not been found.  Fahne records him as “von Neuenar 1276-1301, 1288 bei Worringen gefangen, h. N”[406].  [“Wilhelm I Graf von Nuenayre und Johann Herr von Saffenberg” exchanged property with Marienstatt by charter dated 5 Apr 1311[407].  It has not been confirmed whether the second person named was the brother of the first.]  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Johann’s wife has not been identified.  Johann [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          JOHANN [II] von Neuenahr (-[after 1333]).  Fahne shows his parentage, noting “1333, zog 1316 und 1328 nach Preußen, h. N”[408].  “Graf Wilhelm von Neuenahr und die Herren Johann von Neuenahr und Johann sein Sohn...” acted as guarantors in a dispute between the archbishop of Köln and the city of Köln by charter dated 1328, after 7 May[409]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Johann’s wife has not been identified.  Johann [II] & his wife had four children: 

(1)       JOHANN [III] von Neuenahr (-[7 Nov 1360/18 Oct 1362]).  Fahne shows his parentage “1362 Herr von Rodensberg[410]

-         see below.   

(2)       DIETRICH von Neuenahr .  Canon at Köln St Gereon: “Johann von Nuenare Herr zu Roesberg, Dietrich von Nuenare Stiftsherr von St. Gereon zu Köln, Gotthard von Nuenar Herr zu Hackenbroich, Gebrüder...die Brüder Johann und Dietrich von Nuenare Söhne des genannten Johann von Neuenahr” guaranteed a treaty between the archbishop of Köln and Jülich and Looz, by charter dated 7 Nov 1360[411]

(3)       GOTTHARD von Neuenahr (-after 18 Oct 1362, bur Knechtsteden).  Fahne shows his parentage “1362 Herr von Hackenbroich” and that “hilft seinem Bruder gegen Saffenberg[412].  “Johann von Nuenare Herr zu Roesberg, Dietrich von Nuenare Stiftsherr von St. Gereon zu Köln, Gotthard von Nuenar Herr zu Hackenbroich, Gebrüder...die Brüder Johann und Dietrich von Nuenare Söhne des genannten Johann von Neuenahr” guaranteed a treaty between the archbishop of Köln and Jülich and Looz, by charter dated 7 Nov 1360[413].  “Godart van Nuwenare...mumpar Johannen van Hackenbruche, dy wilne huysfrawe was...heren Heinrichs van Rifferscheit” removed “Johannen, mynre...inde wilne heren Henrich van Riferscheit dochter” from the guardianship of the archbishop of Köln by undated charter[414].  “Johan Hirre zo Ryferscheit ind zo Bedbure ind Mettil sine...Houisfrauwe...ind...Godart van Nuwenar ind Johanne van Kessenich syne...Houisfrauwe” agreed the marriage of “Johanne Doichter unser Johannen” and “Hern Johanne van Ryferscheit...syne Erven” within the next three years, by charter dated 1348[415].  “Johan here zu Rifferscheit” granted “Hackenbruch” to “Godart van Nuwenare ind Johanna van Kessnich” by charter dated 25 Oct 1348[416].  “Gotthard von Neuenahr Herr zu Hackenbroich” chose burial “in der Kirche zu Knechtsteden”, where his wife Johanna van Kessenich was buried, by charter dated 21 Feb 1361 (O.S.?)[417].  “Gotthard von Neuenahr Herr zu Hackenbroich und seine Neffe Johann von Neuenar Herr zu Roesberg” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Abtei Altenburg by charter dated 18 Oct 1362[418]m as her third husband, JOHANNA van Kessenich, widow firstly of JAN van Montenaken and secondly of HEINRICH von Reifferscheid, daughter of ARNOLD Heer van Kessenich & his wife --- (-[25 Oct 1348/21 Feb 1362], bur Knechsteden).  Follow her hyperlink for documents relating to her parentage, first marriage, rights to Kessenich, and her second husband.  She is named in the charters cited above under her husband.  Her place of burial is confirmed by the 21 Feb 1361 (O.S.?) charter of her husband. 

(4)       KATHARINA von Neuenahr (-after 13 Jul 1365).  “Katharina von Nuenare Dechantin zu den 11000 Jungfrauen (St. Ursula) zu Köln” granted certain property, with the consent of “ihres Neffen Johann Herr zu Nuenare”, by charter dated 13 Jul 1365, sealed by “ihr Onkel Gerlach Herr zu Isenburg und ihr Neffe Johann Herr zu Nuenare[419]

ii)         DEMUDIS von Neuenahr (-after 1360).  Fahne records her parentage and marriage “1360, erhält 1/3 der Grafschaft Neuenar[420].  “Demodis Gemahlin Gerlachs Herrn von Isenburg” is named in a charter dated 24 Jun 1350[421].  "Gerlacus dominus de Isenburg" confirmed fiefs held from the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Demodis uxoris mee", by charter dated 6 Sep 1353[422].  Her husband was named “Onkel” of Katharina in the 13 Jul 1365 charter cited above.  m as his second wife, GERLACH [II] Herr von Isenburg [Arenfels], son of DIETRICH Herr zu Isenburg-Arenfels & his wife Hedwig --- (-1371). 

c)         LUDWIG von Neuenahr .  “Hadwig die Witwe und Wilhelm, Johann, Ludwig und Sophia die Kinder des verstorbenen Grafen Dietrich von Nuenare” mortgaged “die Grafschaft Nuenare”, waiting for the archbishop of Köln’s decision on splitting the territory, by charter dated 15 Jun 1276[423]same person as...?  LUDWIG von Neuenahr (-14 Jul ----).  Canon at Köln: the Burtscheid Totenbuch records the death “XVIII Kal Jul” of “Herr Ludwig von Nuwenar Domherr zu Köln[424]

d)         SOPHIA von Neuenahr .  “Hadwig die Witwe und Wilhelm, Johann, Ludwig und Sophia die Kinder des verstorbenen Grafen Dietrich von Nuenare” mortgaged “die Grafschaft Nuenare”, waiting for the archbishop of Köln’s decision on splitting the territory, by charter dated 15 Jun 1276[425]

 

 

JOHANN [III] von Neuenahr, son of JOHANN [II] von Neuenahr & his wife --- (-[7 Nov 1360/18 Oct 1362]).  Fahne shows his parentage “1362 Herr von Rodensberg” and that “mit Johann von Saffenberg wegen der Grafschaft Neuenahr in Fehde[426].  “Graf Wilhelm von Neuenahr und die Herren Johann von Neuenahr und Johann sein Sohn...” acted as guarantors in a dispute between the archbishop of Köln and the city of Köln by charter dated 1328, after 7 May[427].  “Johann von Nuenare Herr zu Roesberg, Dietrich von Nuenare Stiftsherr von St. Gereon zu Köln, Gotthard von Nuenar Herr zu Hackenbroich, Gebrüder...die Brüder Johann und Dietrich von Nuenare Söhne des genannten Johann von Neuenahr” guaranteed a treaty between the archbishop of Köln and Jülich and Looz, by charter dated 7 Nov 1360[428].  His absence from his son’s 18 Oct 1362 charter suggests that he was deceased at the time. 

m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Johann’s wife has not been identified. 

Johann [III] & his wife had children: 

1.         JOHANN [IV] von Neuenahr (-after 1 May 1380).  Fahne shows his parentage “1362-1365 Herr zu Rodensberg und Merzenich[429].  “Johann von Nuenare Herr zu Roesberg, Dietrich von Nuenare Stiftsherr von St. Gereon zu Köln, Gotthard von Nuenar Herr zu Hackenbroich, Gebrüder...die Brüder Johann und Dietrich von Nuenare Söhne des genannten Johann von Neuenahr” guaranteed a treaty between the archbishop of Köln and Jülich and Looz, by charter dated 7 Nov 1360[430].  “Gotthard von Neuenahr Herr zu Hackenbroich und seine Neffe Johann von Neuenar Herr zu Roesberg” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Abtei Altenburg by charter dated 18 Oct 1362[431].  A charter dated 24 Jan 1366 records “Katharina von Nuenare Dechantin zu den 11000 Jungfrauen (St. Ursula) zu Köln” granted certain property, with the consent of “ihres Neffen Johann Herr zu Nuenare”, by charter dated 13 Jul 1365, sealed by “ihr Onkel Gerlach Herr zu Isenburg und ihr Neffe Johann Herr zu Nuenare[432].  “Johann Herr zu Nuwenar und seine Gattin Alverad Frau zu Nuwenar” issued a charter dated 2 Jan 1372[433].  “Graf Johann von Neuenahr und seine Frau Alverad” recorded a dispute with “Bele von Kuesin”, requesting “ihre Schwäger die Gebrüder Gumprecht von Alpen Vogt zu Köln, Gerhard von Alpen und Rutger von Garsdorf” to seal, by charter dated 1 May 1380[434]m ALVERAD von Heppendorf, daughter of GUMPRECHT von Heppendorf Erbvogt von Köln & his wife Elisabeth von der Mark (-after 7 Dec 1380).  Fahne records her parentage and marriage, noting that she was her father’s heiress[435].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 2 Feb 1418 under which [her son] “Gomprecht von Nuwenar Herr zu Rodesberg” confirmed that his uncle [her brother] “Gomprecht Erbvogt zu Köln, Herr zu Alpen und Garsdorf” had granted him “die Vogtei von Köln nebst den Herrschaften Alpen und Garsdorf” after his death[436].  “Johann Herr zu Nuwenar und seine Gattin Alverad Frau zu Nuwenar” issued a charter dated 2 Jan 1372[437].  “Graf Johann von Neuenahr und seine Frau Alverad” recorded a dispute with “Bele von Kuesin”, requesting “ihre Schwäger die Gebrüder Gumprecht von Alpen Vogt zu Köln, Gerhard von Alpen und Rutger von Garsdorf” to seal, by charter dated 1 May 1380[438].  “Gumprecht, Gerhard, Rutger, Alverad und Elschen eheliche Kinder weiland Gumprechts zu Alpen Vogt zu Köln” confirmed the division of land agreed between Alverad and “Frau Bele von Cusene” by charter dated 7 Dec 1380[439].  Johann [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUMPRECHT [I] von Neuenahr (-after 1405).  Fahne shows his parentage “Herr zu Rodenburg, Drimborn, Dollendorf, Alpen”, noting that he was named “Herr zu Drimborn, Dollendorf, Merzenich 1396”, called himself “Graf 1400”, and renounced the Grafschaft Neuenahr 1405[440].  A charter dated 13 Oct 1393 records the dispute between Friedrich Archbishop of Köln and “Gumprecht von Nuwenare” concerning the county of Neuenahr, the latter confirmed in “die Herrschaft und das Dorf Roesberg, wie sie vorher sein Vater und verstorbener Ahnherr Johann von Nuwenare Herr zu Roesberg zu Lehn hatten[441].  A charter dated 6 Apr 1405 records more details about the longstanding dispute about the county of Neuenahr[442]m as her second husband, PHILIPPA von Heinsberg [Looz], widow of GERHARD von Tomberg-Landskron, daughter of GOTTFRIED von Heinsberg Herr von Heinsberg und Dalenbroich & his wife Philippa von Jülich.  Fahne records her family origin and two marriages[443].  Gumprecht & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUMPRECHT [II] von Neuenahr (-after 1465)Graf zu Neuenahr.  Herr zu Alpen und Rodensberg.  Erbvogt von Köln. 

-         see below[444]

2.         DIETRICH von Neuenahr (-after 1362).  “Johann von Nuenare Herr zu Roesberg, Dietrich von Nuenare Stiftsherr von St. Gereon zu Köln, Gotthard von Nuenar Herr zu Hackenbroich, Gebrüder...die Brüder Johann und Dietrich von Nuenare Söhne des genannten Johann von Neuenahr” guaranteed a treaty between the archbishop of Köln and Jülich and Looz, by charter dated 7 Nov 1360[445].  Fahne shows his parentage “1362[446]

 

 

The betrothal contract dated 1 Mar 1353, between Johann von Saffenberg and Katharina daughter of Wilhelm [III] Graf von Neuenahr, confirmed (with the approval of the archbishop of Köln) that Katharina was heiress of the county of Neuenahr which would pass to her husband on their marriage[447].  Any rights to the county which might have accrued to the descendants of Johann [I], younger brother of Wilhelm [I] Graf von Neuenahr (Katharina’s paternal great-grandfather), were ignored.  These arrangements were challenged by Johann [I]’s successors, but confirmed by the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 22 Jan 1382 (O.S.?)[448].  The county of Neuenahr remained with the Saffenberg family until the death in [1424] of Wilhelm, second son of Johann and Katharina, whose daughter and heiress had married into the Virneburg family which thereby inherited the rights to Neuenahr.  Nevertheless, in 1442 Friedrich III King of Germany granted rights in the county of Neuenahr to Gumprecht [II] von Neuenahr and his son[449], whose descendants shown below continued to bear the comital title. 

 

The following reconstruction is an incomplete outline, mainly to show connections with other families who are shown in Medieval Lands.  It is based on information shown by Fahne[450], who is unfortunately not consistently reliable.  The primary sources which confirm the information have not been found unless otherwise stated, but the outline provides the structure into which changes and additions can be inserted as more source material emerges. 

 

GUMPRECHT [II] von Neuenahr, son of GUMPRECHT [I] von Neuenahr & his wife Philippa von Heinsberg (-after 1465)Graf zu Neuenahr.  Herr zu Alpen und Rodensberg.  Erbvogt von Köln. 

m MARGARETA von Limburg zu Broich, daughter of ---. 

Gumprecht [II] & his wife had children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH von Neuenahr (-1505)Graf von Neuenahr.  Herr zu Alpen und Rodensberg.  Erbvogt von Köln.  m EVA von Linnep, daughter of ---.  Friedrich & his wife had children: 

a)         GUMPRECHT [III] von Neuenahr )Graf von Neuenahr.  Herr zu Alpen und Rodensberg.  Erbvogt von Köln.  m AMALIE Gräfin von Wertheim, daughter of ---.  Gumprecht [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          GUMPRECHT [IV] von Neuenahr (-[17 Jun 1552/21 May 1556])Graf von Neuenahr.  Herr zu Alpen und Rodensberg.  Erbvogt von Köln.  m firstly (contract 19 Mar 1536) as her second husband, CORDULA Gräfin von Holstein-Schauenburg, widow of EVERWIN [II] Graf zu Bentheim, daughter JOBST I Graf von Holstein-Schauenburg & his wife Maria von Nassau-Dillenburg ([1516]-before 1542, bur Alpen Kr Moers)m secondly AMÖNA von Daun Gräfin von Falkenstein und Oberstein, Heiress of Limburg, daughter of --- (-after 1544).  Gumprecht [IV] & his first wife had one child: 

(1)       AMALIE von Neuenahr (-Alpen 1612, bur Alpen)Gräfin von Neuenahrm firstly HENDRIK [II] Heer van Brederode, son of ---.  m secondly (Heidelberg 25 Apr 1569) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH III Elector Palatine, son of JOHANN Pfalzgraf von Simmern und Sponheim & his first wife Beatrix von Baden (Simmern 14 Feb 1515-Heidelberg 26 Oct 1576, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist). 

Gumprecht [IV] & his second wife had two children: 

(2)       MAGDALENA von Neuenahr (-1575).  Heiress of the Erbvogtei Köln.  m ARNOLD Graf von Bentheim-Tecklenburg, son of ---. 

(3)       ADOLF von Neuenahr (-Arnhem Oct 1589)Graf von Neuenahrm (after Jun 1568) as her second husband, ANNA WALPURGA von Neuenahr, widow of PHILIPPE de Montmorency Heer van Nevele, Graaf van Horne, daughter of WILHELM [II] Graf von Neuenahr & his wife Anna von Wied Heiress of Mörs (-Utrecht 23 May 1600). 

b)         ELISABETH von Neuenahr m JOHANN Graf von Limburg, son of ---. 

2.         WILHELM [I] von Neuenahr (-1497)Graf von Neuenahr.  Herr zu Bedburg und Gastorp.  m WALPURGA Gräfin von Manderscheid, daughter of ---.  Wilhelm [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         WILHELM [II] von Neuenahr (-[1553])Graf von Neuenahrm ([28 Jun 1518]) ANNA von Wied Heiress of Mörs, daughter of WILHELM Graf zu Wied und Mörs & his wife Margareta von Mörs (-after 1528).  Wilhelm [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          HERMANN von Neuenahr (-4 Dec 1578)Graf von Neuenahr.  Graf von Mörs.  m (16 Jul 1538) MAGDALENA Gräfin von Nassau, daughter of WILHELM I "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Vianden und [halb] Diez & his first wife Walpurgis van Edmond (6 Oct 1522-18 Aug 1567). 

ii)         ANNA WALPURGA von Neuenahr (-Utrecht 23 May 1600).  Heiress of Mörs.  m firstly PHILIPPE de Montmorency Heer van Nevele, Graaf van Horne, son of JOSEPH de Montmorency Heer van Nevele & his wife Anna van Egmond (1526-beheaded Brussels 5 Jun 1568, bur Kempen).  m secondly (after 1566) ADOLF Graf von Neuenahr, son of GUMPRECHT [IV] Graf von Neuenahr & his second wife Amöna von Daun Gräfin von Falkenstein und Oberstein, Heiress of Limburg (-Arnhem Oct 1589). 

b)         ANNA von Neuenahr m WALRAVEN von Brederode, son of ---. 

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von BLANKENHEIM, GRAFEN von BLANKENHEIM

 

 

Blankenheim is located about 10 kilometres south-east of Schleiden, in the southern part of the present-day German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen on the border with Rheinland-Pfalz, about 20 kilometres east of the Belgian border.  In medieval times, the Herrschaft of Blankenheim lay south of the county of Jülich and west of the county of Hochstaden, probably under the vassalship of the archbishopric of Köln.  It first emerges from the primary sources in 1115 when Gerhard von Blankenheim witnessed a charter of the Köln archbishop together with other nobles in the area closely associated with the archbishopric.  The position of Gerhard’s name in the witness list suggests his elevated status among his fellow noblemen: he is named third in the list following Dietrich Graf von Ahr and Gerhard [III] Graf von Jülich, and before Gerhard Graf von Hochstaden, Adolf Graf von Saffenberg, and Adolf Graf von Berg.  The insertion of a nobleman without a comital title in this way between the names of other counts was unusual in contemporary charter witness lists and is difficult to explain satisfactorily in light of the relative obscurity of succeeding Blankenheim family members.  No indication has been found about Gerhard’s ancestry, but one explanation for his position in this witness list is a close family relationship with one of the more important Lower Rhineland noble families.  By the mid-13th century, marriages into local comital families signal that the family’s fortunes were reviving.  In 1404, Gerhard [IX] is recorded as Graf von Blankenheim.  After Gerhard [IX] died, the county passed to his son-in-law who was a member of the family of the Herren von Heinsberg. 

 

 

1.         GERHARD [I] von Blankenheim .  “Gerardus de Blankinheym” donated property to Steinfeld “in remedium uxoris mee Jutte defuncte et in ecclesia Steynveldensi sepult”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Gerardi et Arnoldi”, by charter dated to the early 12th century[451].  [same person as...?  GERHARD von Blankenheim (-after 1115).  Poppo Abbot of Prüm confirmed the rights of "monasterium in Eifla" by charter dated 1112, witnessed by “comes Tedericus de Arhe...Gerardus de Blankenhem...[452].  "Liberi: Tiedrich comes de Ara, Gerart de Guileche, Gerart de Blanchinheim, Gerard de Hohstade, Adolf comes de Saphinberk, Adolf de Berge, Engelbreit de Kente..." witnessed the charter dated 1115 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed revenue and tolls to Münstereisel[453].]  m JUTTA, daughter of --- (-bur Steinfeld).  “Gerardus de Blankinheym” donated property to Steinfeld “in remedium uxoris mee Jutte defuncte et in ecclesia Steynveldensi sepult”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Gerardi et Arnoldi”, by charter dated to the early 12th century[454].  Gerhard [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERHARD [II] von Blankenheim .  “Gerardus de Blankinheym” donated property to Steinfeld “in remedium uxoris mee Jutte defuncte et in ecclesia Steynveldensi sepult”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Gerardi et Arnoldi”, by charter dated to the early 12th century[455]

b)         ARNOLD [I] von Blankenheim .  “Gerardus de Blankinheym” donated property to Steinfeld “in remedium uxoris mee Jutte defuncte et in ecclesia Steynveldensi sepult”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Gerardi et Arnoldi”, by charter dated to the early 12th century[456]same person as...?  ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-after 1136).  “...Arnold de Blankenheim” witnessed the charter dated 1136 under which Bruno Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Kloster Kölnigsdorf[457]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known.  The order of their names in the charters quoted below is reversed compared with the charter quoted above in which Gerhard [II] and Arnold [I] are named, suggesting that Arnold [II] and Gerhard [III] were different persons. 

1.         ARNOLD [II] von Blankenheim (-after 25 Mar 1154).  "...Arnoldo et Gerardo de Blankenheim…" witnessed the charter dated 1149 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln granted "turrim...in castro Drachenfels" to "Adalberto cognato meo Bunnensis ecclesie tunc advocato" who donated it to Bonn St Cassius[458].  "...Arnoldus de Blanchenheim et frater eius Gerardus..." witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1154 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed that Hendrik Duke of Limburg had donated property to Köln St. Cunibert[459].  "...Arnoldo de Blankenheim et fratre ipsius Gerardo..." witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed an exchange of property between Mussendorf and Mehlem churches[460]

2.         GERHARD [III] von Blankenheim (-after 25 Mar 1154).  "...Arnoldo et Gerardo de Blankenheim…" witnessed the charter dated 1149 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln granted "turrim...in castro Drachenfels" to "Adalberto cognato meo Bunnensis ecclesie tunc advocato" who donated it to Bonn St Cassius[461].  "...Arnoldus de Blanchenheim et frater eius Gerardus..." witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1154 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed that Hendrik Duke of Limburg had donated property to Köln St. Cunibert[462].  "...Arnoldo de Blankenheim et fratre ipsius Gerardo..." witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed an exchange of property between Mussendorf and Mehlem churches[463]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known.  The chronology suggests the possibility that Gerhard [IV] was the same person as Gerhard [III] who is named above.    

1.         GERHARD [IV] von Blankenheim (-after 1198).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation made by "Wilhelmi de Hamersbach" to Köln St. Peter by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "...Gerhardus de Blachenheim"[464].  "...Gerhardus de Blancenheim et frater suus Conradus" witnessed the charter dated 22 Jan 1197 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the purchase of the castles of Beilstein, Wied and Windeck[465].  "...Gerhardus et Cunradus de Blanckenheim" witnessed the charter dated 1197 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation made by “Wilhelmis miles cognomine solidus” to the chapel of Schilling[466].  A charter dated 1198 records that “fratres de Blanckenheim Gerardus et Cunradus” had requested “decimam de novalibus in sylva...juxta castrum Schleyda” which was possessed by the church of Steinfeld, and that “Cunradum de Schleyde” had usurped the revenue and was excommunicated[467]

2.         KONRAD von Blankenheim [von Schleiden] (-after 1198).  "Godefridus et Fredericus fratres comites de Vernenburgh" donated their castle and county to Johann Archbishop of Trier by charter dated 9 Aug 1187 witnessed by "Henrici comitis Palatini Reni advocatie ecclesie predicte…Walrami comitis in Spanheim, Conradi de Blankenheim et Wilhelmi domni in Duna…"[468].  "...Gerhardus de Blancenheim et frater suus Conradus" witnessed the charter dated 22 Jan 1197 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the purchase of the castles of Beilstein, Wied and Windeck[469].  "...Gerhardus et Cunradus de Blanckenheim" witnessed the charter dated 1197 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation made by “Wilhelmis miles cognomine solidus” to the chapel of Schilling[470].  A charter dated 1198 records that “fratres de Blanckenheim Gerardus et Cunradus” had requested “decimam de novalibus in sylva...juxta castrum Schleyda” which was possessed by the church of Steinfeld, and that “Cunradum de Schleyde” had usurped the revenue and was excommunicated[471]

-        HERREN von SCHLEIDEN

 

 

[Two possible brothers]. 

1.         GERHARD [V] von Blankenheim (-before 1 May 1248).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  "...Gerhardus de Blankenheim, Conradus de Sleidhe..." witnessed the charter dated 1220 under which Engelbert Archbishop of Köln confirmed that “Henricus comes Vianensis” had transferred property to the archbishopric[472]Herr von Blankenheim.  A charter dated 20 Jul 1225 records that "dominum Girardum de Blankinheim" and Himmelrode abbey settled a dispute relating to property donated by “Vivianus quondam de Engindorp bone memorie”, recording that "domini Richardi senioris de Mandirescheit et fratris Walteri de Malburch monachi simul et Jacobus eiusdem filius Walteri" renounced various rights[473]m JUTTA von Hengebach, daughter of EBERHARD [II] von Hengebach & his wife Jutta von Jülich (-1252 or before).  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis"[474].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified, but her relationship with the family of the Grafen von Jülich is indicated by her son Friedrich being named “consanguineus” of Wilhelm [IV] Graf von Jülich in the charter dated 10 Sep 1250 quoted below.  Gerhard [V] & his wife had children (besides Friedrich [I], Europäische Stammtafeln names three others, and one possible fourth child[475].  The corresponding sources have not been identified): 

a)         FRIEDRICH [I] von Blankenheim (-after 1275)Herr von Blankenheim.  "Megthildis quondam comitissa Seynensis" exchanged "medietate castri Hunoltstein" promised to “nobili viro Frederico domino de Blankenheim cum sua uxore” which he had not been able to possess, for “allodium meum...apud Saffenberg extra castrum et allodium...apud Arwilre”, following an investigation by “nobiles viri Philippus dominus de Wildenberg et Wilhelmus miles de Manderscheit” into revenues due to “A. quondam comitisse de Castris ad usufructum suum” when “dictus dominus F.” married, by charter dated 1 May 1248[476]"W. comitem de Kessele, Arnoldum dominum de Diste, G. fratrem eius, F. dominum de Blankenhem, Johannem de Riperset...consanguineos nostros, viros nobiles..." acted as fiduciaries under the charter dated 10 Sep 1250 under which “Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis” appointed arbitrators to settle a dispute with Konrad Archbishop of Köln[477].  "Wilhelmus dominus de Saffenberch et Gerlacus filius suus" settled a dispute with "dominum Fridericum virum nobilem consanguineum nostrum dominum de Blankenheim" about “vineis prope Saffenberch” which had been assigned to “comitissa Seinensi” as part of her dower, with “dominum Fridericum de Sleida” as fiduciary, by charter dated Jul 1252[478].  Use of the word “consanguineum” suggests a direct family relationship between Friedrich and the Herren von Saffenberg, but no such relationship has been traced.  It is possible that the word was used loosely and that the relationship was through Friedrich’s wife who was descended from the Saffenberg family through her mother.  "Fr. dominus de Blankenheym et Meitildis uxor eius heredes domine Agnetis comitisse de Castris" confirmed the donation of "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights made by "dictam dominam Agnetem comitissam de Castris" by charter dated Jun 1258[479].  Co-heir of Bliescastel: “Gerlach Herr von Limpurch (an der Lahn), seine Gemahlin Imagina, ihre Söhne Johann, Gerlach und Heinrich, sowie ihr Schwiegersohn Heinrich Herr v. Runkel und v. Westerburch” agreed with “Friderich Herrn von Blanckenheim und dessen Söhnen Gerard und Arnold” concerning property previously held by “Gräfin Agnes v. (Blies-)Castel” at “Mensvelden und Metterich”, by charter dated 1267, sealed by “...seinem [=Gerlach v. Limburg] Bruder Heinrich v. Mulenarke und seiner Schwester Mehtilde Frau v. Dollendorp[480].  Henri V Comte de Luxembourg notified that “Henri sires de Belle Coste” had become “mes hom liges...apres l’abbei de Preumes...et en ai repris Belle Coste son chastel”, in the presence of “le conte de Juley, le signnor de Blamkenain, Gerart son fil...”, by charter dated 4 Apr 1270[481].  “H. comes de Salmis, G. dominus de Limpurg, C. de Blankenheim et L. de Arnesperc coheredes comitatus de Castris [Bliescastel] castrorum et urbium...Putelinga et Geb---berc” reached agreement concerning their inheritance, with the advice of “H. comitis Geminipontis, H. et Jo. comitum de Spanheim et E. comitis Siluestris”, by charter dated [May/Jun] 1275[482]m MECHTILD von Bliescastel, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Agnes von Sayn (-after Jun 1258).  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier granted "castri…Hunoldisteyn" to "Metthildis et Loretta filie…consanguinei nostri Henrici bone memorie quondam comitis de Castris" by charter dated 2 Jan 1238[483].  "Megthildis quondam comitissa Seynensis" exchanged "medietate castri Hunoltstein" promised to “nobili viro Frederico domino de Blankenheim cum sua uxore” which he had not been able to possess, for “allodium meum...apud Saffenberg extra castrum et allodium...apud Arwilre”, following an investigation by “nobiles viri Philippus dominus de Wildenberg et Wilhelmus miles de Manderscheit” into revenues due to “A. quondam comitisse de Castris ad usufructum suum” when “dictus dominus F.” married, by charter dated 1 May 1248[484].  "Fr. dominus de Blankenheym et Meitildis uxor eius heredes domine Agnetis comitisse de Castris" confirmed the donation of "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights made by "dictam dominam Agnetem comitissam de Castris" by charter dated Jun 1258[485].  Friedrich [I] & his wife had children (in addition to those named below, Europäische Stammtafeln lists two other sons, and one possible additional son[486].  The corresponding sources have not been identified): 

i)          GERHARD [VI] von Blankenheim (-after 1 Jul 1309).  “Gerlach Herr von Limpurch (an der Lahn), seine Gemahlin Imagina, ihre Söhne Johann, Gerlach und Heinrich, sowie ihr Schwiegersohn Heinrich Herr v. Runkel und v. Westerburch” agreed with “Friderich Herrn von Blanckenheim und dessen Söhnen Gerard und Arnold” concerning property previously held by “Gräfin Agnes v. (Blies-)Castel” at “Mensvelden und Metterich”, by charter dated 1267[487]Herr von Blankenheim

-         see below

ii)         ARNOLD von Blankenheim .  “Gerlach Herr von Limpurch (an der Lahn), seine Gemahlin Imagina, ihre Söhne Johann, Gerlach und Heinrich, sowie ihr Schwiegersohn Heinrich Herr v. Runkel und v. Westerburch” agreed with “Friderich Herrn von Blanckenheim und dessen Söhnen Gerard und Arnold” concerning property previously held by “Gräfin Agnes v. (Blies-)Castel” at “Mensvelden und Metterich”, by charter dated 1267[488]

iii)        JUTTA von Blankenheim (-after Sep 1284).  “Henricus dominus de Schonecken” donated “terciam partem...decime...in territorio de Mere et Euten” to Niederprüm, with the consent of “Gerardi primogeniti nostri”, for the souls of “nostre, Jutte uxoris nostre, liberorum...”, by charter dated Sep 1284, sealed by “Gerardi domini de Blanckenheim et Egidii domini de ---[489].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified but it is suggested by the involvement of the Blankenheim family in this and other charters.  Her family origin is indicated more precisely by the 1 Dec 1343 charter cited below under her great-nephew Johann.  m as his first wife, HEINRICH von Vianden Herr von Schönecken, son of FRIEDRICH von Vianden & his wife --- (early 1248-1291). 

2.         [DIETRICH von Blankenheim (-after 1229).  "Otto nobilis vir de Wikerode...et filios nostros...Ottonem et Theodoricum Colonienses canonicos Lutherum et Henricum" donated property to the church of Asch by charter dated 1229, witnessed by “Ludewicus de Randinrode...Lutherus comes de Hostaden, Theodericus comes de Morse, Herimannus de Molenarkin...Theodericus de Blanckenheim...Herimannus nobilis advocatus Colon...[490].  The document provides no indication of the parentage of the witness Dietrich von Blankenheim.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been the brother of Gerhard [V] Herr von Blankenheim.] 

 

 

GERHARD [VI] von Blankenheim, son of FRIEDRICH von Blankenheim & his wife Mechtild von Bliescastel (-after 1 Jul 1309).  “Gerlach Herr von Limpurch (an der Lahn), seine Gemahlin Imagina, ihre Söhne Johann, Gerlach und Heinrich, sowie ihr Schwiegersohn Heinrich Herr v. Runkel und v. Westerburch” agreed with “Friderich Herrn von Blanckenheim und dessen Söhnen Gerard und Arnold” concerning property previously held by “Gräfin Agnes v. (Blies-)Castel” at “Mensvelden und Metterich”, by charter dated 1267[491].  Henri V Comte de Luxembourg notified that “Henri sires de Belle Coste” had become “mes hom liges...apres l’abbei de Preumes...et en ai repris Belle Coste son chastel”, in the presence of “le conte de Juley, le signnor de Blamkenain, Gerart son fil...”, by charter dated 4 Apr 1270[492]Herr von Blankenheim.  “Gerhardus dominus de Blanckenheim” invested “seine Gemahlin Ermensentim” with “seiner Burg Blanckenheim” for life by charter dated 26 Jan 1272 (O.S.)[493].  "Gerardus dominus de Blankenheim" acknowledged allegiance to Sifrid Archbishop of Köln for “villis suis Sinzheim et Wigere” by charter dated 28 Mar 1278[494].  “Conradus dominus de Schleida, Lysa uxor nostra et Fridericus filius noster” sold “das castrum in Stefflen, villam ibidem Underbechem, Awele et Brembden” to “Gerhardo domino de Blanckenheim ihrem Verwamdten” by charter dated 15 Dec 1282[495].  “Gerardus dominus de Blankenem” confirmed holding “castrum nostrum de Blankenem” from Jean I Duke of Brabant by charter dated late-Aug 1292, sealed by “Irmengardis domina de Blankenem nostræ consortis...ac...Gerardi de Iuliaco domini de Castre nostri...consanguinei[496].  The last-named was presumably Gerhard [V] von Jülich, whose relationship with Gerhard [VI] von Blankenheim was through the latter’s paternal grandmother.  "Gerardus dominus de Blankenheym et Fredericus eius primogenitus" acknowledged that Wicbold Archbishop of Köln had freed him from capture by “Henricum borgravium de Drakenvels” by charter dated 14 Mar 1300, witnessed by “nobilium virorum Johannis de Ryferscheyt et Gerlaci de Dollendorp dominorum[497].  “Gerardus dominus de Blankenheim et Yrmengardis eius collateralis” renounced rights in the succession of “quondam domini Gerardi de Luccelburch bone memorie domini de Dourbuy patris mee Yrmengardis predicte”, with the consent of “Friderici et Arnoldi filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1306 (O.S.)[498].  “Gerardus dominus de Blankeneym et eius collateralis Yrmezindisis” borrowed money from Henri VII Comte de Luxembourg, pledging certain properties as security, by charter dated 18 Oct 1307[499].  “Gerlacus [error for Gerardus] dominus de Blankeneym et Yrmesindisis eius collateralis” confirmed receiving certain revenue from Henri VII Comte de Luxembourg by charter dated 8 Jul 1308[500].  "...Gerartz des herren van Blankenheym..." acted as adviser in a dispute between Heinrich Archbishop of Köln and Gerhard Graf von Jülich and others by charter dated 1 Jul 1309[501]

m (20 Jan 1272) IRMESINDE [Irmgard] de Durbuy, daughter of GERARD van Limburg Seigneur de Durbuy & his wife Mechtild von Kleve (-after 8 Jul 1308).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the 19 Feb 1306 (O.S.) charter cited below.  “Gerhardus dominus de Blanckenheim” invested “seine Gemahlin Ermensentim” with “seiner Burg Blanckenheim” for life by charter dated 26 Jan 1272 (O.S.)[502].  “Gerardus dominus de Blankenem” confirmed holding “castrum nostrum de Blankenem” from Jean I Duke of Brabant by charter dated late-Aug 1292, sealed by “Irmengardis domina de Blankenem nostræ consortis...ac...Gerardi de Iuliaco domini de Castgre nostri...consanguinei[503].  “Gerardus dominus de Blankenheim et Yrmengardis eius collateralis” renounced rights in the succession of “quondam domini Gerardi de Luccelburch bone memorie domini de Dourbuy patris mee Yrmengardis predicte”, with the consent of “Friderici et Arnoldi filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1306 (O.S.)[504].  “Gerardus dominus de Blankeneym et eius collateralis Yrmezindisis” borrowed money from Henri VII Comte de Luxembourg, pledging certain properties as security, by charter dated 18 Oct 1307[505].  “Gerlacus [error for Gerardus] dominus de Blankeneym et Yrmesindisis eius collateralis” confirmed receiving certain revenue from Henri VII Comte de Luxembourg by charter dated 8 Jul 1308[506]

Gerhard [VI] & his wife had children (in addition to those named below, Europäische Stammtafeln lists four other children[507].  The corresponding sources have not been identified): 

1.         FRIEDRICH [II] von Blankenheim (-[1321/22]).  "Gerardus dominus de Blankenheym et Fredericus eius primogenitus" acknowledged that Wicbold Archbishop of Köln had freed him from capture by “Henricum borgravium de Drakenvels” by charter dated 14 Mar 1300[508].  “Gerardus dominus de Blankenheim et Yrmengardis eius collateralis” renounced rights in the succession of “quondam domini Gerardi de Luccelburch bone memorie domini de Dourbuy patris mee Yrmengardis predicte”, with the consent of “Friderici et Arnoldi filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1306 (O.S.)[509]Herr von Blankenheimm as her second husband, ELISABETH von Leiningen, widow of EMICH [I] von Daun, daughter of FRIEDRICH [V] von Leiningen in Dagsburg & his wife --- (-[after 1351]).  The primary sources which confirm her parentage and marriages have not been identified.  Friedrich [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         IRMESINDE von Blankenheim .  Jan King of Bohemia, Comte de Luxembourg, noting that he had granted revenue from Luxembourg to "consanguineus noster Fridericus domunus de Blankenheym pie memorie", now granted it to "Irmesinde domina de Tonynburch filia predicti dni Friderici p. m. nec non Werenerus eius maritus", by charter dated 15 Oct 1344[510]m WERNER von Tomberg, son of ---. 

2.         ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-[1352/15 Jul 1354]).  “Gerardus dominus de Blankenheim et Yrmengardis eius collateralis” renounced rights in the succession of “quondam domini Gerardi de Luccelburch bone memorie domini de Dourbuy patris mee Yrmengardis predicte”, with the consent of “Friderici et Arnoldi filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1306 (O.S.)[511]Herr von Blankenheim.  A charter dated 26 Mar 1335 records the settlement of a dispute between “den Gebrüdern Arnoldt und Gerhardt von Blanckenheim[512].  Jan King of Bohemia acknowledged a debt to "onsem...neven herrn Diederich graven van Loen und von Zynei herrn von Heinssberg und von Blankenberg", naming "herr Arnolde und herr Gerard herrn von Blankenheim gebroder", by charter dated 1340[513].  “...Johanne greuen zu Seyne unsen suager, hern Wilhem greuen zu Wede onsen sun, heren Arnolde herren zu Blanckenheym, heren Johanne herren zy Ryferscheit, heren Walrauen van Salmen, heren Reynarde herren zu Schonenuorst, heren Oisten van Eltzlo...” were named among the guarantors of the marriage contract dated 7 Feb 1357 between "Philippen doychter uns hertzogen ind suster unss greuen van den Berge" and "Goedarde van Heynsberg herren zu Dalenbroych, broyder sun unss greue van Loen"[514].  He presumably died before the 15 Jul 1354 charter of his two sons named Arnold, cited below.  m (before 30 Jul 1312, Papal dispensation 11 Aug 1324) as her second husband, IRMGARD, widow of JOHANN Herr von Wildenberg, daughter of --- (-after 20 Apr 1335).  “Johann Herre zu Wildenberg und Irmegard seine...Hausfrau” donated “Zehnten zu Rode” to Kloster Engelspforten by charter dated 14 Feb 1307[515].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified (Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Irmgard v Ouren, T v Kuno Hr z Ou”[516]).  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 30 Jul 1312 under which [her son] “Philippus dominus de Wyldenbergh” acknowledged the agreement with “Arnoldum de Blankenhem ac dominam Yrmengardam matrem mean eius uxorem[517].  Pope John XXII issued a retrospective dispensation for the marriage of “Arnoldo domino de Blankenhem” and “Irmegardi domini de Wiltenberg”, who were ignorant of their 3o consanguinity, dated 11 Aug 1324[518].  She is named “Irmegarde der vrouwen van Blankenheim, de anghe is min Katherinen” in the 20 Apr 1335 charter of her granddaughter Katharina von Wildenberg.  Arnold & his wife had children (in addition to those named below, Europäische Stammtafeln lists one other child[519].  The corresponding sources have not been identified): 

a)         JOHANN von Blankenheim (-before 1343).  [m as her first husband, RICHARDIS von der Mark, daughter of ENGELBERT [II] Graf von der Mark & his [second] wife Mechtild von Arberg (-after 28 Feb 1384).  Europäische Stammtafeln names “[Johann] von Schleiden 1334” as the first husband of Richardis, the square brackets around his name presumably indicating doubt about his identity[520].  No indication has been found about this supposed first marriage in any of the sources consulted during the preparation of the current document.  She married secondly (before 16 Oct 1344) Bernhard [V] Herr zur Lippe.]  Johann & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-22 Apr 1404, bur Köln Franciscans).  Europäische Stammtafeln records Arnold as Johann’s son, noting that he was “1361 Neffe v Arnold Hr v Blankenheim”[521].  The corresponding primary source has not been identified, so the family relationship has not been verified, although his elevation as count suggests that Arnold was at that time the senior representative of the Blankenheim family.  Graf von Blankenheim 1380.  A charter dated 4 Jan 1395 records the settlement of a dispute between “Gumpricht, Herr zu Alpen, Erbvogt zu Colne” and “seinem Oheim Arnoildem, Graf zu Blanckenheim”, mediated by “...seinen Bruder Rutger van Alpen, Ritter...[522]: the precise relationship between Gumprecht von Alpen and Arnold Graf von Blankenheim has not been ascertained.] 

b)         ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-before 8 Mar 1364).  Herr zu Blankenheim:  “Arnoldt und Arnoldt, Gebrüder und Herren zu Blanckenheim” invested “ihren Neffen Girhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh” with “Bürgen dem Herren Johann Schmeihe und seine Erben” by charter dated 15 Jul 1354[523]

c)         ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-[1358])Herr zu Blankenheim:  “Arnoldt und Arnoldt, Gebrüder und Herren zu Blanckenheim” invested “ihren Neffen Girhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh” with “Bürgen dem Herren Johann Schmeihe und seine Erben” by charter dated 15 Jul 1354[524]m ([1 Mar 1353]) as her first husband, BLANCHEFLEUR von Falkenstein, daughter of JOHANN von Brandenburg Herr von Falkenstein & his wife Helwide --- ([1330/35?]-after 15 Aug 1378).  Vannérus records Blanchefleur as the daughter of Johann von Brandenburg/Falkenstein and his wife, as well as her two marriages[525].  Her parentage is confirmed by the 6 Jun 1359 charter cited below.  Vannérus notes a charter dated 1 Mar 1353 which records that Arnold von Blankenheim granted half of Blankenheim castle as dower to his wife ”Blankeflors de Falkensteyn”, and a charter dated 14 May 1354 which records the settlement of a dispute relating to this dower[526].  Wenzel of Bohemia and Jean de Luxembourg confirmed that “Arnoldt Herrn zu Blanckenheim” had invested “seine Frau Blancheflour von Falckenstein” with “der Hälfte der Burg Blanckenheim”, held in fief from them and from “dem Lande von Brabant”, at the request of “Dietherich Herrn von Pereweiß und Wilhelm von Manderscheid, Richter”, by charter dated 31 May 1356[527].  “Blantziflors Frau zu Valckenstein und zu Bettingen” obtained the allegiance of “Sander den lampairder van Asti, Rentmeister in dem Hirtztom von Luccenburch”, granting him “ihren Teil an dem Zolle zu Biedeburch, wofür er ihr Mann zu Bettingen sein soll” and renounced revenue “aus dem Hofe zu Nattenheim, die ihr † Vater Johan, Herr zu Valkenstein und zu Bettingen” [see her father’s charter, follow her hyperlink] in his favour, by charter dated 6 Jun 1359[528].  In addition, Vannérus records charters dated 31 May 1359, 12 Mar 1360 and 31 Oct 1360 in which Blanchefleur is named “dame de Bettingen et de Falkenstein” as a widow, and a charter dated 15 Aug 1361 in which her second husband is named “seigneur à Schönecken et à Falkenstein[529].  She married secondly ([31 Oct 1360/15 Aug 1361]) as his second wife, Burchard Herr von Vinstingen.  Vannérus records a charter dated 1373 in which “dame Blanche de Falkenstein” reimbursed a debt of Hartard von Schönecken, a charter dated 5 Jul 1374 in which Blanchefleur “dame de Fénétrange veuve de Bongarts sire de Fénétrange et de Schönecken” renounced rights to dower in favour of “Ulrich sire de Fénétrange[530].  “Johan Herr zu der Feyltz” confirmed holding property in fief from “Edelfrau Blanczflors von Falkinstein, Frau zu Bettingen” by charter dated 24 May 1377[531].  “Heinrich von der Velz Ritter” granted property held in fief from “Frau Blanczflors Frau von Falckenstein u. zu Bettingen” to “seine Ehefrau Kattrinen Frau zu Achzspalt” by charter dated 15 Aug 1378[532]

3.         MECHTILD von Blankenheim (-after 15 Nov 1318).  Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 23 Aug 1332 under which [her son] “Werris sires de Wallecourt chevaliers” confirmed the relinquishment by “no...mère demiselle Mehaus de Blankenhem que Dieus absoille dame jadis de Wallecourt” over “le chambage de vostre chambe de Wallecourt” in favour of Walcourt Notre-Dame[533]m THIERRY [IV] de Walcourt Seigneur de Walcourt et de Rochefort, son of THIERRY [III] de Walcourt Seigneur de Walcourt et de Rochefort & his wife Joie de Condé (-after 15 Nov 1318). 

4.         GERHARD [VII] von Blankenheim (-[8 Sep 1348/30 Jan 1350])Herr von Blankenheim.  “Gerardus dominus de Blankenheim miles, tutor curator seu mamburnus Johannis filii quondam Johannis dicti Speis de Hunoltsten militis, et Fridericus de Numagio armiger” donated property “in villa de Munzel” to Trier by charter dated 20 Jun 1323[534].  "Gerardus dominus de Blankinheym" settled a dispute with the city of Köln by charter dated 9 Jun 1326[535].  A charter dated 26 Mar 1335 records the settlement of a dispute between “den Gebrüdern Arnoldt und Gerhardt von Blanckenheim[536].  Jan King of Bohemia acknowledged a debt to "onsem...neven herrn Diederich graven van Loen und von Zynei herrn von Heinssberg und von Blankenberg", naming "herr Arnolde und herr Gerard herrn von Blankenheim gebroder", by charter dated 1340[537].  “Gerhardt Herr von Blanckenheim” confirmed holding “seine Stadt zu Girholstein, seine Burg und Thal zu Blanckenheim” as fiefs from “Wilhelmen, dem Markgraven von Gulich” by charter dated 28 Jun 1341, sealed by “seine Frau Anna und sein ältester Sohn Gerhardt[538]m ([25 Mar/22 May] 1322) as her second husband, ANNA Wildgräfin, widow of JOHANN Vogt und Herr von Hunoltstein, daughter of GOTTFRIED [II] Wildgraf in Kyrburg & his wife --- (-after 1357).  Europäische Stammtafeln records her parentage, two marriages, and date of death[539].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  “Gerhardt Herr von Blanckenheim” confirmed holding “seine Stadt zu Girholstein, seine Burg und Thal zu Blanckenheim” as fiefs from “Wilhelmen, dem Markgraven von Gulich” by charter dated 28 Jun 1341, sealed by “seine Frau Anna und sein ältester Sohn Gerhardt[540].  Gerhard [VII] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GERHARD [VIII] von Blankenheim (-[1375/21 Dec 1376]).  “Gerhardt Herr von Blanckenheim” confirmed holding “seine Stadt zu Girholstein, seine Burg und Thal zu Blanckenheim” as fiefs from “Wilhelmen, dem Markgraven von Gulich” by charter dated 28 Jun 1341, sealed by “seine Frau Anna und sein ältester Sohn Gerhardt[541].  Herr zu Kasselburg: “Arnoldt und Arnoldt, Gebrüder und Herren zu Blanckenheim” invested “ihren Neffen Girhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh” with “Bürgen dem Herren Johann Schmeihe und seine Erben” by charter dated 15 Jul 1354[542].  A charter dated 30 Jul 1371 records an alliance agreed between the abbot of Prüm and “Gerhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Calburgh, und seinen Söhnen Johanne, Gerharde u. Arnolde” against “den Herrn von Boulch und seine Helfer, ausgenommen den Vogt von Hunelstein, as umb ir erve zu Gerhardstein[543].  A charter dated 1 Oct 1371 records an agreement between “Johann, Herr zu Bolche u. zu Unsildingen, und seine Frau Irmesant von Blanckenheim, Tilman, Herr zu dem Steine, Joannette von Rodenmachern und Gerhardt, Herr und Vogt zu Hunoltzstein” and “Herrn Gerharde von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh, und dessen Söhnen Johan, Gerharde und Arnolde, Dieterichen, Abt zu Breume [Prüm] und ihren Helfern” regarding their dispute “von Gerartsteins [Geroltstein]”[544].  “Gerard de Blankenheim seigneur de Castelberg, Gerard et Arnold ses fils, et Baldewin van Oueree” settled disputes with “Henri Beyer de Boppard chevalier et Conrad Beyer son fils” by charter dated 17 Feb 1371 (O.S.)[545].  “Baldewin van Ouree” has not been identified, nor the basis for his joint interest with the Blankenheim family which is suggested by his participation in this settlement.  Gerhard presumably died before the 21 Dec 1376 charter of his sons cited below.  m (before 1344) JOHANNA von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON von Saarbrücken & his wife Marguerite de Savoie (-[1374/76]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Gerhard [IX] & his wife had children: 

i)          GERHARD [IX] von Blankenheim (-[28 Jan/14 Jul] 1406).  A charter dated 30 Jul 1371 records an alliance agreed between the abbot of Prüm and “Gerhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Calburgh, und seinen Söhnen Johanne, Gerharde u. Arnolde” against “den Herrn von Boulch und seine Helfer, ausgenommen den Vogt von Hunelstein, as umb ir erve zu Gerhardstein[546].  A charter dated 1 Oct 1371 records an agreement between “Johann, Herr zu Bolche u. zu Unsildingen, und seine Frau Irmesant von Blanckenheim, Tilman, Herr zu dem Steine, Joannette von Rodenmachern und Gerhardt, Herr und Vogt zu Hunoltzstein” [the inclusion of the last-named has not been explained] and “Herrn Gerharde von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh, und dessen Söhnen Johan, Gerharde und Arnolde, Dieterichen, Abt zu Breume [Prüm] und ihren Helfern” regarding their dispute “von Gerartsteins [Geroltstein]”[547].  “Gerard de Blankenheim seigneur de Castelberg, Gerard et Arnold ses fils, et Baldewin van Oueree” settled disputes with “Henri Beyer de Boppard chevalier et Conrad Beyer son fils” by charter dated 17 Feb 1371 (O.S.)[548].  Herr zu Kasselburg: Johan und Gerhard von Blankenheim, Gebrüder, Herren zu Castelberg” sold “ihren Hof zu Briedere und zu Poltersdorff” to “den Eheleuten Richarde Hurten von Schonecke, Ritter, und seiner Frau Elsen” by charter dated 21 Dec 1376[549].  “Gerhard von Blankenheim, Herr zu Casselburg, und Liese von Wied, seine Gemahlin” gave guarantees to the archbishop of Trier regarding their fiefs “in und um Uxem (Uexheim)...” by charter dated 30 Sep 1389[550].  "Gerart van Blanckenheim herre zu Castelberch ind zu Gerartsteyne as momber Robrechtz greuen zu Vyrnenborch myns eydoms ind Johannetten van Blanckenheim mynre doechter syns wyffs" exchanged property with “Heynrich greuen ind Kathrynen van Randenroide, greuynnen van Nassauwe...heren Willem van Huerne ind vrouwe Marien van Randenroide herren ind vrouwen van Duffel ind van Herlaer” by charter dated 21 Feb 1391[551].  “Diederich von Dhun, Herr zu Broich, der alte, und Diedrich von Dhune der junge, sein Sohn, und Lucia, des letzten Ehefrau” acknowledged a debt to “dem Herrn Girhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Casselburgh und zu Girhardtstein, und seiner Frau Lytzen von Wiede” by charter dated 18 Aug 1396[552]Graf von Blankenheim 1404.  m (contract 30 Nov 1378) ELISABETH von Wied, daughter of WILHELM [I] von Isenburg Graf von Wied & his second wife Johanna von Jülich (-before 22 May 1426).  Europäische Stammtafeln records her parentage, marriage contract date, and date of death[553].  “Gerhard von Blankenheim, Herr zu Casselburg, und Liese von Wied, seine Gemahlin” gave guarantees to the archbishop of Trier regarding their fiefs “in und um Uxem (Uexheim)...” by charter dated 30 Sep 1389[554].  “Diederich von Dhun, Herr zu Broich, der alte, und Diedrich von Dhune der junge, sein Sohn, und Lucia, des letzten Ehefrau” acknowledged a debt to “dem Herrn Girhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Casselburgh und zu Girhardtstein, und seiner Frau Lytzen von Wiede” by charter dated 18 Aug 1396[555].  Gerhard [IX] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       JOHANNETTE von Blankenheim (-24 Jun 1392).  "Gerart van Blanckenheim herre zu Castelberch ind zu Gerartsteyne as momber Robrechtz greuen zu Vyrnenborch myns eydoms ind Johannetten van Blanckenheim mynre doechter syns wyffs" exchanged property with “Heynrich greuen ind Kathrynen van Randenroide, greuynnen van Nassauwe...heren Willem van Huerne ind vrouwe Marien van Randenroide herren ind vrouwen van Duffel ind van Herlaer” by charter dated 21 Feb 1391[556]m (before 21 Feb 1391) as his first wife, ROBERT [IV] Graf von Virneburg, son of ADOLF Graf von Virneburg his wife Jutta --- (-1445). 

(b)       ELISABETH von Blankenheim (-after 22 Jul 1459).  The marriage contract between "Gerhart van Blankenheim, Here zo Castelberg, ind zo Gereltzstein...elste...Tochter" and "heren Johanne van Loyn heren zo Heynsberg ind zo Lewenberg...” is dated 18 Oct 1399[557]Europäische Stammtafeln records her name[558]m (before 21 Dec 1407) WILHELM von Heinsberg, son of JOHANN [II] Herr zu Jülich und von Heinsberg [Sponheim] & his first wife Margareta von Gennep (-24 Apr 1439).  Graf von Blankenheim 1407. 

(c)       ANNA von Blankenheim (-after 1447)Europäische Stammtafeln records her parentage and two marriages[559].  The corresponding primary sources have not been identified.  m firstly (after 1399) FRIEDRICH von Tomberg, son of --- (-before 5 May 1419).  m secondly (1421) JOHANN [II] Herr von Schleiden, son of KONRAD [V] Herr von Schleiden & his wife Irmgard van Horn (-before 25 May 1434). 

ii)         ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-after 17 Feb 1372).  "Arnold herre zo Blanckenheim" sold his share in "Helpesteyn, zo Hoesteiden, zo Grymmelickusen und zo Danne" to “heren Gumprechte vayde zo Colne und herre zo Alpheim ind Elyzabet syme...wyue” by charter dated 24 Oct 1369, sealed by “heren Engelbrecht den greuen van der Marke[560].  A charter dated 30 Jul 1371 records an alliance agreed between the abbot of Prüm and “Gerhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Calburgh, und seinen Söhnen Johanne, Gerharde u. Arnolde” against “den Herrn von Boulch und seine Helfer, ausgenommen den Vogt von Hunelstein, as umb ir erve zu Gerhardstein[561].  A charter dated 1 Oct 1371 records an agreement between “Johann, Herr zu Bolche u. zu Unsildingen, und seine Frau Irmesant von Blanckenheim, Tilman, Herr zu dem Steine, Joannette von Rodenmachern und Gerhardt, Herr und Vogt zu Hunoltzstein” and “Herrn Gerharde von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh, und dessen Söhnen Johan, Gerharde und Arnolde, Dieterichen, Abt zu Breume [Prüm] und ihren Helfern” regarding their dispute “von Gerartsteins [Geroltstein]”[562].  “Gerard de Blankenheim seigneur de Castelberg, Gerard et Arnold ses fils, et Baldewin van Oueree” settled disputes with “Henri Beyer de Boppard chevalier et Conrad Beyer son fils” by charter dated 17 Feb 1371 (O.S.)[563].  

iii)        JOHANN von Blankenheim (-after 21 Dec 1376).  A charter dated 30 Jul 1371 records an alliance agreed between the abbot of Prüm and “Gerhardt von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Calburgh, und seinen Söhnen Johanne, Gerharde u. Arnolde” against “den Herrn von Boulch und seine Helfer, ausgenommen den Vogt von Hunelstein, as umb ir erve zu Gerhardstein[564].  Johann was presumably named before his two brothers because of his ecclesiastical appointment: Europäische Stammtafeln records him as “(Can v St Marien zu Utrecht 1371)”[565].  A charter dated 1 Oct 1371 records an agreement between “Johann, Herr zu Bolche u. zu Unsildingen, und seine Frau Irmesant von Blanckenheim, Tilman, Herr zu dem Steine, Joannette von Rodenmachern und Gerhardt, Herr und Vogt zu Hunoltzstein” and “Herrn Gerharde von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh, und dessen Söhnen Johan, Gerharde und Arnolde, Dieterichen, Abt zu Breume [Prüm] und ihren Helfern” regarding their dispute “von Gerartsteins [Geroltstein]”[566].  “Johan und Gerhard von Blankenheim, Gebrüder, Herren zu Castelberg” sold “ihren Hof zu Briedere und zu Poltersdorff” to “den Eheleuten Richarde Hurten von Schonecke, Ritter, und seiner Frau Elsen” by charter dated 21 Dec 1376[567]

b)         ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-killed in battle Schleiden 18 May 1360).  Herr zu Geroltstein.  “Arnold von Blankenheim (Blanckenheym) Herr zu Gerolstein (Geroltsteyn) und seine Frau Johannetta von Rodemachern” settled a dispute with “Johann Herrn zu Schönecken (Schonecken)” concerning her dower settled by “Gerhard Herr zu Schönecken”, with the agreement of “seines [=Johanns] Bruders Bonifatius (Fetzies)”, by charter dated 10 Oct 1356, sealed by “(1) Arnold (2) Johannetta sowie auf beider Bitten (3) Wilhelm Herr zu Manderscheid (-scheyt) und (4) dessen Bruder Wilhelm[568]m ([late 1355/10 Oct 1356]) as her second husband, JEANNETTE de Rodemack, widow of GERHARD Herr von Schönecken, daughter of JEAN [I] de Rodemack & his wife --- (-after 1398).  She married thirdly (1360) Tilmann von Stein (-Kallenfels).  Europäische Stammtafeln shows her parentage, third marriage, and date of death[569].  The primary source which confirms the infomation has not been identified.  Her family origin is confirmed and her third marriage indicated by the following document: a charter dated 1 Oct 1371 records an agreement between “Johann, Herr zu Bolche u. zu Unsildingen, und seine Frau Irmesant von Blanckenheim, Tilman, Herr zu dem Steine, Joannette von Rodenmachern und Gerhardt, Herr und Vogt zu Hunoltzstein” and “Herrn Gerharde von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh, und dessen Söhnen Johan, Gerharde und Arnolde, Dieterichen, Abt zu Breume [Prüm] und ihren Helfern” regarding their dispute “von Gerartsteins [Geroltstein]”[570]

c)         JOHANN von Blankenheim .  “Harcraidt Herr von Schonecken” invested “seinen Neffen Johanne von Blanckenheim, Sohn seines Oheims Girhardts Herrn von Blanckenheim” with “allem Gut zu und um Schonawe, ehemals im Besitz des Wirichs von Zevele” by charter dated 1 Dec 1343[571]

d)         ERMESINDE von Blankenheim (-before 29 Feb 1396)Europäische Stammtafeln records her first marriage and marriage date[572].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified, although the marriage is indicated by the following document.  “Johannes dominus de Bettingen et Valkinstein und seine Frau Yrmesw(anz)” confirmed privileges to “in monte ipsius castri de Bettingen...oppidum” by charter dated 29 Jul 1346[573].  Her parentage and second marriage are indicated by the following document; a charter dated 1 Oct 1371 records an agreement between “Johann, Herr zu Bolche u. zu Unsildingen, und seine Frau Irmesant von Blanckenheim, Tilman, Herr zu dem Steine, Joannette von Rodenmachern und Gerhardt, Herr und Vogt zu Hunolttsein” and “Herrn Gerharde von Blanckenheim, Herrn zu Castelburgh, und dessen Söhnen Johan, Gerharde und Arnolde, Dieterichen, Abt zu Breume [Prüm] und ihren Helfern” regarding their dispute “von Gerartsteins [Geroltstein]”[574]m firstly (before 29 Jul 1346) as his second wife, JOHANN von Brandenburg Herr von Falkenstein, son of DIETRICH von Neuerburg Herr von Brandenburg & his wife --- (-[14 Apr/21 Dec] 1351).  m secondly (before 15 Jun 1355) as his second wife, JEAN de Boulay Herr von Useldingen, son of CONAN Seigneur de Boulay & his wife Johanna [von Useldingen (-1377 or after).  . 

5.         PHILIPPA von Blankenheim .  Renn records her parentage and marriage contract (date not readable, dated to [1306/13]), noting that Johann von Dollendorf and Friedrich von Neuerburg promised to obtain a Papal dispensation because of the couple’s 3o/4o consanguinity.  Renn notes the absence of further references which suggests either that the dispensation was refused and the marriage abandoned or that the bride died[575]m (contract [1306/13]) as his first wife, GERLACH von Dollendorf Herr von Dollendorf, son of JOHANN Herr von Dollendorf & his wife Lucia von Neuerburg (-[21 Jan 1333/1335]). 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von DOLLENDORF, HERREN von KRONENBURG

 

 

Dollendorf is located about 10 kilometres south-east of Blankenheim, and a similar distance east of Dahlem, in the present-day German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen.  Kronenburg lies about 5 kilometres south-west of Dahlem.  Reinick indicates that Kronenburg was inherited by the Dollendorf family “durch Heirath” in the 12th century (no other details given)[576].  The following reconstruction of the Dollendorf/Kronenburg is incomplete and awaits the emergence of other primary source material to confirm additional family members.  Fahne, in his genealogical table, names other members of the family (no source citations) whose names and relationships have not been copied below[577].  The Kronenburg family was studied in the early 1950s by Heinz Renn[578].  Renn lists the fiefs included in the Herrschaft Kronenburg, precisely describes the geographical context in which the Herrschaft developed (and on a later page reproduces a map), and lists early sources which refer to Kronenburg area before the first mention of Kronenburg itself in a 1277 charter of Stablo-Malmedy[579]

 

 

1.         ARNOLD von Dollendorf (-after 1077).   Herr von Dollendorf.  “Arnoldus dominus castri de Dollendorp super Aram” was named as “judex et advocatus” witnessing a miracle reported by Anno Archbishop of Köln, dated to 1077 in the collection[580]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified:

1.         KONRAD von Dollendorf (-after Feb 1145).  “...Cunradus de Dolendorph et Godebertus frater eius...” witnessed the 1145, after 18 Feb, charter under which “Graf Gerhard v. Bonn” donated property to Abtei Siegburg[581].  Their order of names suggests that Konrad was older than his brother. 

2.         GODEBALD von Dollendorf (-after Feb 1145).  “...Godebaldo de Dolendorf” witnessed the 1138 charter under which “Thederich v. Ulfeta” donated property to Abtei Camp[582].  “...Cunradus de Dolendorph et Godebertus frater eius...” witnessed the 1145, after 18 Feb, charter under which “Graf Gerhard v. Bonn” donated property to Abtei Siegburg[583]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         GUMPERT von Dollendorf (-after 1190).  ...Gumpertus de Dolendorp et Gerardus frater suus...” witnessed the 1190 charter under which “Graf Theodorich v. Widhe” donated property to Köln[584]

2.         GERLACH von Dollendorf (-after 1190).  ...Gumpertus de Dolendorp et Gerardus frater suus...” witnessed the 1190 charter under which “Graf Theodorich v. Widhe” donated property to Köln[585]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         PHILIPP von Dollendorf (-after 1195).  “...Ludewicus maioris eccl. canon. et frater eius Philippus de Dollendorp...” witnessed the 1195 charter which records the 1192 purchase of part “eines Allods zu Alsteiden” by the monks “des Klosters ss. Martyrum vor der Stadt Köln[586]

2.         LUDWIG von Dollendorf (-after 1195).  Canon at Köln.  “...Ludewicus maioris eccl. canon. et frater eius Philippus de Dollendorp...” witnessed the 1195 charter which records the 1192 purchase of part “eines Allods zu Alsteiden” by the monks “des Klosters ss. Martyrum vor der Stadt Köln[587]

 

 

1.         GERHARD von Dollendorf (-after 1191).  ...mag...Gerardus de Dollendorp...” witnessed the 1191 charter under which Bruno Archbishop of Köln donated property to Köln[588]

 

2.         LAMBERT von Dollendorf (-after 1219).  Fahne records a charter dated 1219 sealed by “Lambert von Dollendorf, canonicus zu Cöln[589]

 

3.         ADOLF von Dollendorf (-after 1222).  Adolf von Dollendorf” confirmed holding property “bei der Burg Dollendorf” in fief from Prüm by charter dated 1222[590].  "Henricus comes Seynensis" bequeathed various properties, including "in Valendre" which he had bought from "dominum Adolphum de Dolendorp", by charter dated 1246, donated by his widow in 1247 to the Teutonic Knights[591].  It is probable that Adolf was no longer living at those dates, bearing in mind Gerlach [I]’s mention in 1238 (see below).  . 

 

4.         HEINRICH von Dollendorf (-after 25 Apr 1234).  "…Heinricus miles de Dollendorp” witnessed the charter dated 25 Apr 1234 under which “Elisa nobilis matrona de Hengebach” pledged “redditus molandini...Mazmole” to pay her debts after her death[592]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the name of Gerlach’s father has not been identified, although the name Adolf given to his son suggests a close family relationship with Adolf von Dollendorf who is named above.  Maybe Adolf was his father or paternal uncle. 

1.         GERLACH [I] von Dollendorf (-[1254/67])Nobiles vero laici, Henricus de Isenburgh, Gerlacus de Dollendorp, Walterus de Brunneshorn…” witnessed the charter dated 1238 under which Konrad Archbishop-elect of Köln confirmed the foundation of a convent at Schweinheim by “Godefridus miles dictus de Toneburgh[593].  Fahne cites charters dated 1246, 1253 and 1254 in which he was named[594].  Fahne names his wife “Wittwe 1271” (no source citation)[595].  Gerlach [I] presumably died before 1267 when his wife was named as guarantor in the charters cited below.  m (before 1238) MECHTILD von Isenburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] Burggraf von Isenburg & his first wife --- [von Büdingen] (-after 5 Jan 1279).  Her husband’s involvement with her brother in the 1238 charter cited above suggests that the couple was already married at the time.  Fahne names her “Mathilde von Limburg 1267, Wittwe 1271” (no source citation)[596].  Her family origin is confirmed by the following documents.  “Gerlach Herr von Limpurch (an der Lahn), seine Gemahlin Imagina, ihre Söhne Johann, Gerlach und Heinrich, sowie ihr Schwiegersohn Heinrich Herr v. Runkel und v. Westerburch” agreed with “Friderich Herrn von Blanckenheim und dessen Söhnen Gerard und Arnold” concerning property previously held by “Gräfin Agnes v. (Blies-)Castel” at “Mensvelden und Metterich”, by charter dated 1267, sealed by “...seinem [=Gerlachs v. Limburg] Bruder Heinrich v. Mulenarke und seiner Schwester Mehtilde Frau v. Dollendorp[597].  “Mechtilde Frau v. Dollendorf und ihr Sohn Adolf” guaranteed to “Friderich Herrn v. Blankenheim” performance by “ihr Bruder G. Herr von Limburch” of the previous agreement about the Bliescastel inheritance, by charter dated 1 Jul 1267[598].  Mechtild and her oldest brother, neither of whom had any apparent direct interest in the Bliescastel inheritance, presumably acted as guarantors as the most senior living members of Gerlach von Isenburg-Limburg’s family.  "--- relicta Gerlaci quondam domni de Dollendorp, Adolphus et Gerlacus filii nostri, Aleydis eiusdem filii nostri Gerlaci uxor" renounced rights in property of "nobilem matronam domnam Methildem quondam comitissam Seinensem...de Vallendar" by charter dated 5 Jan 1278 (O.S.)[599].  Gerlach [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         GERLACH [II] von Dollendorf (-[28 Sep/Nov] 1307).  His parentage is confirmed by his mother’s 1279 charter.  Herr von Dollendorf: Gerlacus dominus de Dollindorp” granted “quartam partem bonorum nostrorum in Gladebach...necnon bona...apud Wuldorp et apud Heymberch” to Walram Graf von Jülich by charter dated 17 Mar 1278 (O.S.?)[600]Herr von Kronenburg (the circumstances in which Gerlach acquired Kronenburg have not been ascertained): “Gerlach von Dollendorf” acknowledged holding “seine Schlösser Dollendorf und Cronenberg” in fief from Siegfried Archbishop of Köln, to obtain his release from prison, with the agreement of “Gerlachs Frau, Aleid und dessen Bruder Adolf”, by charter dated 7 Dec 1278[601].  "--- relicta Gerlaci quondam domni de Dollendorp, Adolphus et Gerlacus filii nostri, Aleydis eiusdem filii nostri Gerlaci uxor" renounced rights in property of "nobilem matronam domnam Methildem quondam comitissam Seinensem...de Vallendar" by charter dated 5 Jan 1278 (O.S.)[602]"Gerardus comes Juliacensis” and Wicbold Archbishop of Köln appointed “...Gerlacum de Dollendorp...” as arbitrators in a dispute involving “oppidum Nussiense” by charter dated 2 Feb 1297[603].  “Henricum borgravium de Drakenvels” by charter dated 14 Mar 1300, witnessed by “nobilium virorum Johannis de Ryferscheyt et Gerlaci de Dollendorp dominorum[604].  Jean II Duke of Brabant  and Wicbold Archbishop of Köln made an alliance, naming (as the archbishop’s representatives) "Ludolfum de Dicka canonicum Coloniensem, nobiles viros Gherlacum de Dollendorp, Johannem de Riperscheit, dominos…” to resolve any disputes, by charter dated 14 Aug 1300[605].  “Cerlacus de Dollendorf dominus de Cronenberch” swore allegiance to the comte de Luxembourg for “castrum sive domum nostrum de Cronenberch”, in the presence of “Adulphus prior Marrensis...frater germanus domini Gerlaci...Theodericus de Cronemberch filius dicti domini Gerlaci...milites”, by charter dated 15 Aug 1306[606].  A charter dated 29 Nov 1306 records “Gerlacus dominus de Cronenberch et Richardis eius uxor” agreeing to hold “castrum de Croneburch cum...sitis in Eyflia et in Ardenna” in fief from Henri VII Comte de Luxembourg, at a rent arbitrated by “nobilium virorum Roberti domini de Useldingin, Johannis Walerami domini de Celobrio et Thilemanni de Croneberch militum[607].  “Gerlacus dominus de Cronemberch miles” exchanged property with Henri VII de Luxembourg, and clarified the rights of “nostris liberis ex primo matrimonio genitis...et Rykardis uxor nostra et eius liberi...”, by charter dated 13 Jan 1306 (O.S.)[608].  Fahne records that Gerlach was last named in 1307[609].  Renn cites charters dated 3 Nov 1302, 22 Apr 1304, Apr 1306, 6 Feb 1307, and 28 Sep 1307 in which Gerlach was named, noting that his son was named without his father in Nov 1307[610]m firstly ([after 1267]) ADELHEID von Arnsberg, daughter GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Arnsberg & his second wife Adelheid von Blieskastel (-after Jan 1281).  “Gerlach von Dollendorf” acknowledged holding “seine Schlösser Dollendorf und Cronenberg” in fief from Siegfried Archbishop of Köln, to obtain his release from prison, with the agreement of “Gerlachs Frau, Aleid und dessen Bruder Adolf”, by charter dated 7 Dec 1278[611].  "--- relicta Gerlaci quondam domni de Dollendorp, Adolphus et Gerlacus filii nostri, Aleydis eiusdem filii nostri Gerlaci uxor" renounced rights in property of "nobilem matronam domnam Methildem quondam comitissam Seinensem...de Vallendar" by charter dated 5 Jan 1278 (O.S.)[612].  The Eiflia Illustrata indicates that she was “die Erbin der Herrschaft Croneberg” (no source citation)[613].  Fahne names her “Erbin zu Cronenburg, 1298” (no source citation)[614].  Renn indicates that this suggestion is incorrect as “Graf Ludwig von Arlisberg” granted rights inherited from their parents “an die Grafschaft Castel” to “seiner Schwester Aleyde, Gemahlin Gerhards Herrn von Dollendorf” by charter dated Jan 1281[615].  Her husband’s absence from the 1267 charters cited above relating to the Bliescastel inheritance suggests that he married after that date.  m secondly ([1285/90?]) RICHARDIS von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH “Luf” von Kleve Heer van Dinslaken en Wesel, Graf von Saarbrücken & [his second wife ---] ([1271/75?]-after 23 Apr 1325).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 22 Jul 1300 under which "Theodericus comes Clevensis et Otto eius primogenitus" reached agreement with "Gerlacum dominum de Dollendorp, maritum Rycharde consanguine nostre, filie quondam domini Theoderici dicti Loyf bone memorie patrui nostri"[616].  Follow her hyperlink for discussion about the possible identity of her mother.  Renn cites a charter dated 22 Apr 1304 in which she is named with her husband[617].  A charter dated 29 Nov 1306 records “Gerlacus dominus de Cronenberch et Richardis eius uxor” agreeing to hold “castrum de Croneburch cum...sitis in Eyflia et in Ardenna” in fief from Henri VII Comte de Luxembourg, at a rent arbitrated by “nobilium virorum Roberti domini de Useldingin, Johannis Walerami domini de Celobrio et Thilemanni de Croneberch militum[618].  “Richardis, Witwe des Edelherrn Gerlach von Dollendorf, und ihre drei Söhne Dietrich Loyf, Junker zu Gladbach, Gerlach Kanoniker zu St. Gereon in Köln, und Johannes” sold property to Siegburg abbey by charter dated 23 Apr 1325[619].  Gerlach [II] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          JOHANN von Dollendorf (-after 26 Oct 1327).  Johann “miles filius Gerlaci militis de Dollendorp” was named in a charter dated 1302[620]Herr von Dollendorf.  A charter dated 29 Nov 1307 settled a succession dispute between “Dietrich von Cronenburg mit seinem Bruder Johann von Dollendorf und dessen ältestem Sohne Friedrich[621]

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ii)         LISA von Dollendorf ).  Renn records that the 29 Nov 1307 cited above, settling the succession dispute between “Dietrich von Cronenburg mit seinem Bruder Johann von Dollendorf und dessen ältestem Sohne Friedrich”, names “Johann von Brunshorn, der Schwager der beiden sich befehdenden Brüder” who married “deren Schwester Lise” (Renn also names the couple’s five children)[622].  If the birth date of her son Gerlach is correctly estimated to [1285/90], Lisa was born from her father’s first marriage.  m ([1284/89?]) JOHANN von Braunshorn, son of --- (-[18 Apr/19 Jun] 1346). 

Gerlach [II] & his [first/second] wife had [four] children (no sources have been found which confirm their mother’s identity, and the chronological indications are insufficient to approximate their birth dates with any certainty.  Their absence from the 23 Apr 1325 charter of their father’s second wife, cited above, (when Heinrich at least was still alive) suggests that they were children of his first marriage): 

iii)        GERLACH von Dollendorf (-before 1306).  Renn records his parentage, noting that his father unsuccessfully proposed Gerlach to succeed his paternal uncle Albert as “Pfarrer von Erp” and that he was deceased in 1306[623]

iv)       [--- von Dollendorf .  Renn records that, after the death of his brother Gerlach, their father another unnamed son as “Pfarrer von Erp”, suggesting he may have been the same son as Heinrich who is named below[624].] 

v)        HEINRICH von Dollendorf .  Canon at Köln St Gereon 1329. 

vi)       TILMANN von Dollendorf (-after 29 Nov 1306).  “Gerlacus dominus de Croninberg, eius fidelis” wrote to “comiti Luccelb[urgensi] domino suo”, delivered by “Tilmann filium nostrum”, by charter dated 3 Apr 1306[625].  A charter dated 29 Nov 1306 records “Gerlacus dominus de Cronenberch et Richardis eius uxor” agreeing to hold “castrum de Croneburch cum...sitis in Eyflia et in Ardenna” in fief from Henri VII Comte de Luxembourg, at a rent arbitrated by “nobilium virorum Roberti domini de Useldingin, Johannis Walerami domini de Celobrio et Thilemanni de Croneberch militum[626]

Gerlach [II] & his second wife had four children: 

vii)      DIETRICH “Luf” von Dollendorf (-after 1 Feb 1331).  “Cerlacus de Dollendorf dominus de Cronenberch” swore allegiance to the comte de Luxembourg for “castrum sive domum nostrum de Cronenberch”, in the presence of “Adulphus prior Marrensis...frater germanus domini Gerlaci...Theodericus de Cronemberch filius dicti domini Gerlaci...milites”, by charter dated 15 Aug 1306[627].  A charter dated 29 Nov 1307 settled a succession dispute between “Dietrich von Cronenburg mit seinem Bruder Johann von Dollendorf und dessen ältestem Sohne Friedrich[628].  Although the source does not specify Dietrich’s mother, it is reasonable to suppose that the dispute arose because the two sons were born from different marriages.  This suggestion is confirmed by the reference to “Luf” in the following document, presumably a name adopted by Dietrich after his maternal grandfather: a charter dated 29 Oct 1317 records “Luf von Dollendorf” complaining of the actions of the archbishop of Köln “zu Wichterich[629].  Fahne records “Theoderich, genannt Luf, Ritter von Cronenburg” as “Herr zu Gladbach” selling “die Vogtei Euwenheim der Abtei Siegburg” in 1317[630].  “Richardis, Witwe des Edelherrn Gerlach von Dollendorf, und ihre drei Söhne Dietrich Loyf, Junker zu Gladbach, Gerlach Kanoniker zu St. Gereon in Köln, und Johannes” sold property to Siegburg abbey by charter dated 23 Apr 1325[631].  “Deydericus dictus Loef, vir nobilis de Dollendorp, commorans in Gladenbach [Gladbach]” declared his homage to Willem III Count of Holland and Hainaut, for payments secured against various pieces of land “prochie in Gladebach sitas...”, by charter dated 1 Feb 1330 (O.S.)[632].  No record has been found of Dietrich leaving descendants. 

viii)     GERLACH von Dollendorf (-after 23 Apr 1325).  Canon at Köln St Gereon: “Richardis, Witwe des Edelherrn Gerlach von Dollendorf, und ihre drei Söhne Dietrich Loyf, Junker zu Gladbach, Gerlach Kanoniker zu St. Gereon in Köln, und Johannes” sold property to Siegburg abbey by charter dated 23 Apr 1325[633]

ix)       JOHANN von Dollendorf (-23 Apr 1325).  “Richardis, Witwe des Edelherrn Gerlach von Dollendorf, und ihre drei Söhne Dietrich Loyf, Junker zu Gladbach, Gerlach Kanoniker zu St. Gereon in Köln, und Johannes” sold property to Siegburg abbey by charter dated 23 Apr 1325[634]

x)        RICHARDIS von Dollendorf .  Bert M. Kamp confirmed her parentage[635]

b)         ADOLF von Dollendorf (-after 1321).  “Mechtilde Frau v. Dollendorf und ihr Sohn Adolf” guaranteed to “Friderich Herrn v. Blankenheim” performance by “ihr Bruder G. Herr von Limburch” of the previous agreement [see above] about the Bliescastel inheritance, by charter dated 1 Jul 1267[636].  “Gerlach von Dollendorf” acknowledged holding “seine Schlösser Dollendorf und Cronenberg” in fief from Siegfried Archbishop of Köln, to obtain his release from prison, with the agreement of “Gerlachs Frau, Aleid und dessen Bruder Adolf”, by charter dated 7 Dec 1278[637].  "--- relicta Gerlaci quondam domni de Dollendorp, Adolphus et Gerlacus filii nostri, Aleydis eiusdem filii nostri Gerlaci uxor" renounced rights in property of "nobilem matronam domnam Methildem quondam comitissam Seinensem...de Vallendar" by charter dated 5 Jan 1278 (O.S.)[638].  Renn cites charters which record Adolf’s ecclesiastical appòintments, dated 1287 (canon at Köln St Gereon), 1289 (“Pfarrer in Alendorf”), 19 Mar 1290 (monk at Steinfeld), 1298-1304 (abbot of Steinfeld), until 1321 (prior in Reichenstein, abbot in Knechtsteden)[639].  “Cerlacus de Dollendorf dominus de Cronenberch” swore allegiance to the comte de Luxembourg for “castrum sive domum nostrum de Cronenberch”, in the presence of “Adulphus prior Marrensis...frater germanus domini Gerlaci...Theodericus de Cronemberch filius dicti domini Gerlaci...milites”, by charter dated 15 Aug 1306[640]

c)         HEINRICH von Dollendorf (-[1305/28 Sep 1307).  Renn records Heinrich as “Kämmerer von St Gereon”, and his death before  28 Sep 1307[641]

d)         ALBERT von Dollendorf (-[1299]).  Renn records Albert as canon at Bonn and a priest at Erp, suggesting that he probably died in 1299, citing a charter dated Jan 1300 which records a donation for his soul[642].  

e)         [AGNES von Dollendorf (-after 1289).  Renn suggests that Agnes, nun at Frauenkron in 1289, may have been the daughter of Gerlach [I][643].] 

 

 

JOHANN von Dollendorf, son of GERLACH [II] Herr von Dollendorf und Kronenburg & his first wife Adelheid von Arnsberg (-after 26 Oct 1327).  Johann “miles filius Gerlaci militis de Dollendorp” was named in a charter dated 1302[644].  Herr von Dollendorf.  “Johannes dominus de Dollendorf miles” swore allegiance to the comte de Luxembourg for “castrum nostrum sive domum de Dollendorf” by charter dated 20 Aug 1306[645].  A charter dated 29 Nov 1307 settled a succession dispute between “Dietrich von Cronenburg mit seinem Bruder Johann von Dollendorf und dessen ältestem Sohne Friedrich[646].  Johann and his wife Lucia committed revenue from Dahlen and Linzfeld to Gerhard von Blankenheim, as part of settlement for their disputes (undated by Renn)[647].  Renn records charters dated 25 Nov 1317 and 26 Oct 1327 in which Johann was named[648].  He is named in his sons’ 1322 charter cited below, but presumably died before 1327 the date of the charter of two of his sons cited below. 

m LUCIA von Neuerburg, daughter of [FRIEDRICH [III] Herr von Neuerburg [Vianden] & his wife ---] ([1265/75?]-).  Johann and his wife Lucia committed revenue from Dahlen and Linzfeld to Gerhard von Blankenheim, as part of settlement for their disputes (undated by Renn)[649].  Leo records that “Lucia”, daughter of Friedrich [III], married “Herrn Johann von Dollendorf” (no source citations)[650].  The chronology suggests that Lucia could have been either the sister or the daughter of Friedrich [III] von Neuerburg.  The 1327 charter cited below, between “den Gebrüdern Friedrich von Cronenburg und Gerlach von Dollendorf”, was sealed by “Friedrich von Neuerburg avunculum nostrum[651], which suggests that their mother was Friedrich [III]’s sister.  Another possibility is that the later sources linked to Friedrich [III] (shown in the document LUXEMBOURG, SALM) in fact relate to his son, an otherwise unrecorded Friedrich [IV], and that Lucia was sister of the latter.  This suggestion appears compatible with the chronology of the Neuerburg family, although the matter is complicated by a 14 Feb 1325 charter, under which her sons Friedrich [I] von Dollendorf, Gerlach and Konrad paid sums to their brother Gottfried, which (as reported by Renn: he does not quote the full text) names their “avus” Friedrich von Neuerburg[652].  One source therefore names Friedrich their “avunculus” and another their “avus”, although as suggested in the document LUXEMBOURG, the earlier charter refers to Friedrich [III] and the later to Friedrich [IV].  The primary source which directly confirm Lucia’s precise parentage has not been identified, although her descendants’ inheritance of Neuerburg establishes her connection with Friedrich [III] von Neuerburg.  Lucia’s estimated birth date is based on the estimated birth date of her son Friedrich [I].  No indication has been found of the date of Lucia’s death. 

Johann & his wife had four children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH [I] von Dollendorf ([1280/90?]-1342, after 1 May).  A charter dated 29 Nov 1307 records an agreement between “Dietrich von Cronenburg mit seinem Bruder Johann von Dollendorf und dessen ältestem Sohne Friedrich” (no source citation)[653].  His suggested birth date is based on the suggested birth date of his eldest son.  A charter dated 29 Oct 1317 records “Friedrich von Dollendorf” and his service for the archbishop of Köln “in Westfalen[654]Herr von Kronenburg.  “Friedrich von Neuerburg” reached agreement with “seinen Enkeln, Friedrich von Cronenburg, Gerlach von Dollendorf, Konrad, Pfarrer zu Dollendorf, und Gottfried...Söhne Johanns von Dollendorf” who agreed payments to each and to their father, by charter dated 1322[655].  An agreement dated 1327 between “den Gebrüdern Friedrich von Cronenburg und Gerlach von Dollendorf” was sealed by “Friedrich von Neuerburg avunculum nostrum[656].  “Gerlach von Dollendorf” confirmed an agreement between “seinem Bruder Friedrich von Cronenburg” and “den Herren von Blankenheim, Arnold und Gerhard” concerning “des Dorfes Ormont”, in which “Friedrich, seine Gattin Mathilde und Friedrich, sein Erstgeborner” renounced rights, by charter dated [26/27] Jul 1327 (“crastino beati Pantaleonis Martyris”)[657].  “Friedrich von Cronenburg, Mathilde, seine Gemahlin, und Friedrich, ihr ältester Sohn” renounced rights over “Linzfeld” in favour of “Herrn Arnolds von Blankenheim” by charter dated 1328 “des Gudissdays vuir Palmyn” [24/26 Mar?][658].  Herr von der Neuerburg, Herr von Esch [an der Sauer]: Leo records that “Friedrich von Dollendorf und Cronenburg”, son of Johann von Dollendorf and his wife Lucia, sold “die Burgen Esch und Neuerburg” to Jan King of Bohemia, Comte de Luxembourg and Heinrich [II] Graf von Vianden in 1332[659].  This sale of Neuerburg appears confirmed by the following document: “Henri Comte de Vianden”, having bought “la seigneurie de Neurbourg”, confirmed privileges to “nos...bourgeois et à toute la communauté de Neuerbourg” by charter dated late-Oct 1339[660].  “Friedrich und sein ältester Sohn gleiches Namens” settled disputes with “Edmund von Ulmen, custos der Prümchen Kirche”, confirmed by “Nikolaus genannt Brabantz Herr von Ulmen, Edmunds Bruder”, by charter dated 1332[661].  “Friedrich von Cronenburg der ältere” and “Ludwig von Vianden, Propst von Münstereifel” indemnified “Gerlach von Dollendorf des ältern Friedrichs Bruder”, who had guaranteed money lent by the Lombards at Zülpich to Friedrich his brother “um seinen Sohn Friedrich aus der Gefangenschaft zu erlösen”, by charter dated 21 Jan 1332 (O.S.?)[662].  A charter dated [late Feb] 1335 (O.S.?) records a dispute between “Friedrich [von Cronenburg der ältere] und sein jüngerer Sohn Godewart oder Gottfied” and “der Frau von Dollendorf und deren Söhnen Heinrich und Friedrich”, arbitrated by “Ludwig von Vianden Probst zu Münstereifel...[663].  Schannat describes other charters dated in the 1330s in which Friedrich is named[664].  Louis Count of Flanders granted revenue to “Ferry de Neufchatel seigneur de Croneberghe” by charter dated 1338[665].  "Fridericus dominus de Cronenberg et de Nuwerbergh miles" confirmed holding "castro meo Cronenbergh" in fief from Walram Archbishop of Köln and Jan King of Bohemia Comte de Luxembourg, with property "in villis Gladbach, Lutzheim et Morsen" as collateral, by charter dated 1 May 1342[666].  “Friedrich I und sein Sohn Friedrich” supported Philippe VI King of France against Edward III King of England by charter dated 1342[667].  Friedrich [I] presumably died in 1342, in light of the charter of that date which names two of his sons cited below.  m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  “Gerlach von Dollendorf” confirmed an agreement between “seinem Bruder Friedrich von Cronenburg” and “den Herren von Blankenheim, Arnold und Gerhard” concerning “des Dorfes Ormont”, in which “Friedrich, seine Gattin Mathilde und Friedrich, sein Erstgeborner” renounced rights, by charter dated [26/27] Jul 1327 (“crastino beati Pantaleonis Martyris”)[668].  “Friedrich von Cronenburg, Mathilde, seine Gemahlin, und Friedrich, ihr ältester Sohn” renounced rights over “Linzfeld” in favour of “Herrn Arnolds von Blankenheim” by charter dated 1328 “des Gudissdays vuir Palmyn” [24/26 Mar?][669].  The primary source which confirms Mathilde’s family origin has not been identified.  Milmeister indicates that she was the daughter of Philipp [II] Graf von Vianden and his wife Adelheid von Arnsberg[670].  Mathilde’s son Friedrich [II] von Dollendorf was named in 1327 (other sources dated from 1333 cited below suggesting that he was probably a young adult at the time) which suggests that Milmeister’s suggestion is chronologically impossible considering the likely birth dates of Philipp [II]’s children (see the document LUXEMBOURG).  Milmeister bases his case on the charter dated 23 May 1356 under which "Wilhelm…marcgreue zu Guilge" reached agreement with "unser niechten vrauwe Aleyde greuinnen van Nassauwe, yren kynden ind yren eruen, heren Frederiche heirren zu Cronenberch ind heren Goedarde heirren zu Wyltz" to divide the half share of "Wilhelme greuen zu Namen" in the inheritance of the late "unsme neiuen greue Lodewiche van Vyanden" by charter dated 23 May 1356[671].  The family relationship (“unser niechten”) between Wilhelm Markgraf von Jülich and “Aleyde greuinnen van Nassauwe” [Adelheid, daughter of Philipp [II] Graf von Vianden and Adelheid von Arnsberg] is explained because her maternal grandmother was a member of the Jülich family.  Any family relationships between the Vianden family and "...heren Frederiche heirren zu Cronenberch ind heren Goedarde heirren zu Wyltz" are harder to ascertain (see LUXEMBOURG for a fuller discussion of the question).  Another indication of Mathilde’s family origin is suggested by Renn, who highlights a 1353 charter in which her son Friedrich [II] names “die Frau von Bolland seine Muhme”, identifying her as “Richardis von Bolland” (the charter also names her son “Arnold Herr zu Bolland und Raele”, who is also named in a 1362 charter: see Fahne for this family[672]) and suggesting that she may have been Mathilde’s sister[673].  Renn then suggests that “ich halte es für wahrscheinlich” that Mathilde (and presumably therefore Richardis) “aus dem Hause Vianden stammt[674], but he does not analyse the chronology of the successive Vianden generations to suggest which specific descent could be plausible.  He notes a charter dated 7 May 1357 in which “Jean comte de Nassau [et]...son frère” confirmed compensation agreed by “Guillaume Comte de Namur coupable du meurtre de Louis comte de Vianden leur oncle”, with the consent of “Adelaïde de Vianden comtesse de Nassau, de Guillaume duc de Julliers et comte de Fauquemont, de Ferry sire de Croneberg et de Neufchâtel, et de Godefroid sire de Weis, parents et amis de la victime[675], as well as the 23 May 1356 charter quoted above.  A potential difficulty with Renn’s hypothesis is the descent of Friedrich [I]’s mother from the Vianden family, which may in itself have been sufficient to describe Friedrich [II] as “parent” of the deceased Louis Comte de Vianden.  Friedrich [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH [II] von Dollendorf ([1310/15?]-[7 May 1357/13 Jan 1358]).  “Gerlach von Dollendorf” confirmed an agreement between “seinem Bruder Friedrich von Cronenburg” and “den Herren von Blankenheim, Arnold und Gerhard” concerning “des Dorfes Ormont”, in which “Friedrich, seine Gattin Mathilde und Friedrich, sein Erstgeborner” renounced rights, by charter dated [26/27] Jul 1327 (“crastino beati Pantaleonis Martyris”)[676]Herr von Kronenburg.  Herr zu Neuerburg. 

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b)         GOTTHARD [Godwart/Gottfried] von Dollendorf (-[26 Dec 1349/7 Jun 1351]).  A charter dated [late Feb] 1335 (O.S.?) records a dispute between “Friedrich [von Cronenburg der ältere] und sein jüngerer Sohn Godewart oder Gottfied” and “der Frau von Dollendorf und deren Söhnen Heinrich und Friedrich”, arbitrated by “Ludwig von Vianden Probst zu Münstereifel...[677].  “Friedrich Herr von Cronenburg” and “seinem Bruder Goeduart” agreed the succession of “ihres Bruders Johann” by charter dated 17 Apr 1349 (“neestin Frydagis na Osterdage”), sealed by “...Herrmann von Brandenburg[678].  He died before his wife’s 7 Jun 1351 charter.  “Megtholt dame d’Arberg” [wife of Engelbert [II] Graf von der Mark] settled disputes with “sire Richart seigneur de Dune” by charter dated 26 Dec 1349, sealed by “Godart seigneur de Cronenbourg son beau-frère[679].  m IRMESINDE, daughter of --- (-before Mar 1353).  Renn records her marriage, noting a charter dated 7 Jun 1351 after her husband’s death in which his brother Friedrich agreed her succession, and a charter dated Mar 1353 in which she was recorded as deceased[680].  A clue about Irmesinde’s family origin may be provided by the 26 Dec 1340 charter cited above under her husband.  It is chronologically impossible that Gotthard was “beau-frère” of Mechtild von Arberg, but maybe the term used in the summary of the document was a translation of the German “Schwager” (or equivalent), which could be used to indicate a more remote relationship by marriage.  If that is correct, Gotthard’s wife may have been descended from Mechtild von Arberg. 

c)         JOHANN von Dollendorf “von Goistorp” (-[1342/17 Apr 1349]).  “Friedrich [von Cronenburg]” promised annual payments from “Elsig” to “seinem Bruder Johann von Cronenberg genannt von Goystorp”, and granted him “aller Güter und Rechte zu Goystorp” for life, by charter dated 1342, “des feysten Dagis na des heyligen Kirstz Dage”, sealed by “Walram Erzbischof von Köln...der Jungherr Godenart van Vyanden, ein Momper der Graffschaf van Vyanden...[681].  He is named as deceased in the 17 Apr 1349 charter of his brothers, cited above. 

d)         ADELHEID von Dollendorf .  The marriage contract between “Frédéric seigneur de Cronenberch chevalier...sa fille Aleyde” and “Roprecht de Mengen, fils de feu Jean de Mengen chealier”, naming the guarantors, is dated 10 Nov 1331[682].  Renn records her second marriage with “Perrin von Dorsweiler” who was named with his brother-in-law Godwart in a charter dated Jan 1344[683]m firstly (contract 10 Nov 1331) RUPRECHT von Mengen, son of JOHANN von Mengen & his wife --- (-after 30 Jun 1336).  The testament of “Robert de Mengues chevalier” is dated 30 Jun 1336, witnessed by “Thierri abbé de St-Martin ai lai Gland frère du testateur[684]m secondly (before Jan 1344) PERRIN von Dorsweiler, son of --- (-after Jan 1344). 

2.         GERLACH von Dollendorf (-[21 Jan 1333/1335]).  “Friedrich von Neuerburg” reached agreement with “seinen Enkeln, Friedrich von Cronenburg, Gerlach von Dollendorf, Konrad, Pfarrer zu Dollendorf, und Gottfried...Söhne Johanns von Dollendorf”, who agreed payments to each other and to their father, by charter dated 1322[685]Herr von Dollendorf.  An agreement dated 1327 between “den Gebrüdern Friedrich von Cronenburg und Gerlach von Dollendorf” was sealed by “Friedrich von Neuerburg avunculum nostrum[686].  Under a charter dated [26/27] Jul 1327 (“crastino beati Pantaleonis Martyris”) “Gerlach von Dollendorf” confirmed an agreement between “seinem Bruder Friedrich von Cronenburg” and “den Herren von Blankenheim, Arnold und Gerhard” concerning “des Dorfes Ormont[687].  Under a charter dated 21 Jan 1332 (O.S.?) between “Friedrich von Cronenburg der ältere” and “Ludwig von Vianden, Propst von Münstereifel” indemnified “Gerlach von Dollendorf des ältern Friedrichs Bruder” who had guaranteed money lent by the Lombards at Zülpich to Friedrich his brother “um seinen Sohn Friedrich aus der Gefangenschaft zu erlösen[688].  Renn notes that Gerlach was last named in a charter dated 21 Jan 1332 (O.S.?)[689]m firstly (contract [1306/13]) PHILIPPA von Blankenheim, daughter of GERHARD [V] von Blankenheim & his wife Irmesinde [Irmgard] de Durbuy.  Renn records Gerlach’s earlier marriage contract (date not readable, dated to [1306/13]), noting that Johann von Dollendorf and Friedrich von Neuerburg promised to obtain a Papal dispensation because of the couple’s 3o/4o consanguinity.  Renn notes the absence of further references which suggests either that the dispensation was refused and the marriage abandoned or that the bride died[690]m secondly ([1315] or before) HEDWIG von Kerpen, daughter of DIETRICH [III] von Kerpen & his wife Margareta von Mörstorf (-after 1338).  Fahne records her family origin and marriage, noting that she was named as a widow in 1335[691].  Renn dates the marriage to “spätestens um 1315” and records her parentage[692].  Renn records charters dated between 1334 and 1338 in which she was named[693].  "Hedwigis domina de Dollendorp et Fridericus eius primogenitus" confirmed holding "castrum nostrum Dollindorp" from the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 15 Jul 1335, sealed by "Conradi domini de Kerpena avunculi mei"[694].  Gerlach & his wife had children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH von Dollendorf (-1364)Herr von Dollendorf.  "Hedwigis domina de Dollendorp et Fridericus eius primogenitus" confirmed holding "castrum nostrum Dollindorp" from the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 15 Jul 1335, sealed by "Conradi domini de Kerpena avunculi mei"[695].  Renn records a 1335 charter under which his mother and “ihr Sohn Friedrich” mortgaged Linzfeld to Tilkin von Hillesheim[696].  Fahne records his parentage, noting a 1344 charter which names him with his wife[697]m KUNIGUNDE von Sayn, daughter of GOTTFRIED Graf zu Sayn in Homburg & his first wife Sophie von Volmestein (-after 1384).  Bärsch/Schannat records a charter dated 1339 in which this couple bought property and other charters dated 1340-41 in which they are named (no source citations)[698].  Fahne records a 1344 charter which names this couple[699]

-        HERREN von DOLLENDORF[700]

3.         KONRAD von Dollendorf (-after 1322).  “Friedrich von Neuerburg” reached agreement with “seinen Enkeln, Friedrich von Cronenburg, Gerlach von Dollendorf, Konrad, Pfarrer zu Dollendorf, und Gottfried...Söhne Johanns von Dollendorf”, who agreed payments to each other and to their father, by charter dated 1322[701]

4.         GOTTFRIED von Dollendorf (-after 18 Dec 1357).  “Friedrich von Neuerburg” reached agreement with “seinen Enkeln, Friedrich von Cronenburg, Gerlach von Dollendorf, Konrad, Pfarrer zu Dollendorf, und Gottfried...Söhne Johanns von Dollendorf”, who agreed payments to each other and to their father, by charter dated 1322[702].  A charter dated 1339 records a dispute between “Friedrich [von Cronenburg der ältere]...und dessen Gattin Matthilde” and “seinem jüngern Bruder Gottfried...und seine Gattin Katharina”, sealed by “Gottfried von Keurich...Katharinas Neffen, Ludwig von Vianden Probst von Münstereifel und Johann von Falkenstein[703].  “Scheiffart von Kronenburg, Ritter und Herr zu Berg, sowie Katharina seine Hausfrau” renounced their rights over Kronenburg and Neuenburg in favour of “ihrer Großneffen Friedrich und Peter von Kronenburg und deren Hausfrauen Johanna und Agnes” by charter dated 18 Dec 1357[704].  m KATHARINA von Meisenberg, daughter of --- Herr von Meisenberg & his wife Margareta von Berg [bei Ettelbrück] (-after 18 Dec 1357).  A charter dated 1339 records a dispute between “Friedrich [von Cronenburg der ältere]...und dessen Gattin Matthilde” and “seinem jüngern Bruder Gottfried...und seine Gattin Katharina”, sealed by “Gottfried von Keurich...Katharinas Neffen...[705].  Bertholet records that “Marguerite de Bergh veuve de N. de Meyssembourg et Catherine sa fille, femme de Joffroi de Cronenbourg” sold property by charter dated 1342 (no source cited)[706].  Renn identifies her mother’s property as Berg bei Ettelbrück[707].  “Scheiffart von Kronenburg, Ritter und Herr zu Berg, sowie Katharina seine Hausfrau” renounced their rights over Kronenburg and Neuenburg in favour of “ihrer Großneffen Friedrich und Peter von Kronenburg und deren Hausfrauen Johanna und Agnes” by charter dated 18 Dec 1357[708]

 

 

Follow this hyperlink to the document LUXEMBOURG (Friedrich [II] von Dollendorf Herr von Kronenburg) for discussion about the relationship between Friedrich [II] and the Vianden family. 

 

FRIEDRICH [II] von Dollendorf, son of FRIEDRICH [I] von Dollendorf Herr von Kronenburg & his wife Mathilde --- ([1310/15?]-[7 May 1357/13 Jan 1358]).  “Gerlach von Dollendorf” confirmed an agreement between “seinem Bruder Friedrich von Cronenburg” and “den Herren von Blankenheim, Arnold und Gerhard” concerning “des Dorfes Ormont”, in which “Friedrich, seine Gattin Mathilde und Friedrich, sein Erstgeborner” renounced rights, by charter dated [26/27] Jul 1327 (“crastino beati Pantaleonis Martyris”)[709].  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was a young adult at the time, which is suggested by the later documents in which he is named.  “Friedrich von Cronenburg, Mathilde, seine Gemahlin, und Friedrich, ihr ältester Sohn” renounced rights over “Linzfeld” in favour of “Herrn Arnolds von Blankenheim” by charter dated 1328 “des Gudissdays vuir Palmyn” [24/26 Mar?][710].  “Friedrich und sein ältester Sohn gleiches Namens” settled disputes with “Edmund von Ulmen, custos der Prümchen Kirche”, confirmed by “Nikolaus genannt Brabantz Herr von Ulmen, Edmunds Bruder”, by charter dated 1332 (no source citation)[711].  “Friedrich von Cronenburg der ältere” and “Ludwig von Vianden, Propst von Münstereifel” indemnified “Gerlach von Dollendorf des ältern Friedrichs Bruder”, who had guaranteed money lent by the Lombards at Zülpich to Friedrich his brother “um seinen Sohn Friedrich aus der Gefangenschaft zu erlösen”, by charter dated 21 Jan 1332 (O.S.?)[712].  “Friedrich I und sein Sohn Friedrich” supported Philippe VI King of France against Edward III King of England by charter dated 1342[713]Herr von Kronenburg.  Herr zu Neuerburg.  “Friedrich [von Cronenburg]” promised annual payments from “Elsig” to “seinem Bruder Johann von Cronenberg genannt von Goystorp”, and granted him “aller Güter und Rechte zu Goystorp” for life, by charter dated 1342, “des feysten Dagis na des heyligen Kirstz Dage”, sealed by “Walram Erzbischof von Köln...der Jungherr Godenart van Vyanden, ein Momper der Graffschaf van Vyanden...[714].  “Frédéric seigneur de Neuerbourg” declared that “Hermann seigneur de Brandenbourg son neveu” guaranteed his sale of “un village...Eylsich” to the Markgraf von Jülich by charter dated 1344[715].  Fahne records that “Friedrich, Herr von D. mit seiner genannten Frau Cunigunde” mortgaged property “in der Vorburg zu Wildenburg” by charter dated 1344[716].  Dietrich Abbot of Prüm named “Friedrich Herr von Cronenburg und zu der Nuwerburch, zu seinen und des Klosters Mann” and promised him annual payments by charter dated [18 Apr] 1346 (“des naisten Dinstages nach Osterdage”)[717].  “Friedrich Herr von Cronenburg” and “seinem Bruder Goeduart” agreed the succession of “ihres Bruders Johann” by charter dated 17 Apr 1349 (“neestin Frydagis na Osterdage”), sealed by “...Herrmann von Brandenburg[718].  “Godfried von Vianden Kanoniker in Köln” bequeathed all his property to [his niece and her husband] “Simon und Maria” by charter dated [18 Oct 1352?], sealed by “...Friedrich Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg...[719].  "Wilhelm…marcgreue zu Guilge" reached agreement with "unser niechten vrauwe Aleyde greuinnen van Nassauwe, yren kynden ind yren eruen, heren Frederiche heirren zu Cronenberch ind heren Goedarde heirren zu Wyltz" to divide the half share of "Wilhelme greuen zu Namen" in the inheritance of the late "unsme neiuen greue Lodewiche van Vyanden" by charter dated 23 May 1356[720].  Renn records a charter dated 8 Apr 1357 as the last document in which Friedrich [II] was named was named[721], although he seems also to have been named in the 7 May 1357 charter cited above under his mother.  He died before the 13 Jan 1358 charter of his wife cited below. 

m (before 27 Oct 1332) AMIETTE de Heu, daughter of THIBAUT de Heu & his second wife Alice de la Cour (-after 8 Apr 1360).  Vannérus records that Friedrich [I] assigned “la moitié de Neuerbourg” as dower to “sa femme Amiette de Heu” by charter dated 27 Oct 1332[722].  Renn, naming her “die reiche Patriziertochter”, records her parentage with background about her family[723].  Fahne names her “Amiette von Hamm[724].  Fahne records that “Friedrich, Herr zu Cronenberg mit seiner Frau Amietta” bought “2/3 des Dorfes Eylsich” from the Markgraf von Jülich by charter dated 23 Sep 1344[725].  Vannérus cites charters in which she was named dated 13 Jan 1358 (N.S.) (“Anne veuve de Ferry de Cronenbourg chevalier”), 9 Jul 1358 (“Friederich here zu der Nuwerburg ritter et Amyette sa femme” ceded revenue from Dalhem to the archbishop of Trier), and 8 Apr 1360 (“feu Ferry de Cronenbourg et Amie sa femme”)[726]

Friedrich [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH [III] von Dollendorf (-[18 Dec 1357/27 Jul 1360]).  Vannérus records his parentage, suggesting that he may have been joint Herr von Esch, and death childless[727]Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg.  “Scheiffart von Kronenburg, Ritter und Herr zu Berg, sowie Katharina seine Hausfrau” renounced their rights over Kronenburg and Neuenburg in favour of “ihrer Großneffen Friedrich und Peter von Kronenburg und deren Hausfrauen Johanna und Agnes” by charter dated 18 Dec 1357[728].  Vannérus suggests that Friedrich died before 27 Jul 1360 when his brother Peter was named as Herr von Kronenburg[729]m JOHANNA von Schleiden, daughter of --- (-after 1357).  Vannérus records her family origin and marriage, noting that the couple were named in 1357[730].  While the precise chronology of the Schleiden family is difficult to assess precisely, there seems to be some doubt about Farne’s suggestion from a chronological point of view.  Until more information emerges, it is preferable to show her parentage as unproven. “Scheiffart von Kronenburg, Ritter und Herr zu Berg, sowie Katharina seine Hausfrau” renounced their rights over Kronenburg and Neuenburg in favour of “ihrer Großneffen Friedrich und Peter von Kronenburg und deren Hausfrauen Johanna und Agnes” by charter dated 18 Dec 1357[731]

2.         PETER von Dollendorf (-[26 Nov 1413/27 Mar 1414])Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg.  Vannérus records his parentage, noting a charter dated 27 Jul 1360 in which he was named as Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg, and charters dated 6 Nov 1395, 4 Dec 1402, 9 Jul 1405, and 4 Apr 1407 in which he was named as Herr von Esch[732].  Vannérus records a charter dated 26 Nov 1413 in which he was named, and notes a charter dated 24 Feb 1418 (N.S.) which names his successor Jean [III] de Rodemack [husband of his granddaughter] as Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg[733].  Renn records a document dated 27 Mar 1414 which records his death[734]m firstly (before 18 Dec 1357) AGNES von Schleiden, daughter of --- (-before Apr 1364).  Her family origin is confirmed by the 13 Apr 1364 Papal dispensation for Peter’s marriage with Mechtild van Schoonvorst which was needed because of the latter’s 3o consanguinity with Peter’s “erste Frau Agnes von Schleiden, mit der er die Ehe durch das Ehegelöbnis geschlossen, aber nicht körperlich vollzogen hatte[735].  Her precise parentage in the Schleiden family has not been ascertained, but it seems likely that Agnes was the sister of Johanna von Schleiden who marred Friedrich [III] von Dollendorf, Peter’s older brother.  Renn suggests her relationship with the Neuenahr family, noting a 1364 charter in which Katharina von Neuenahr named “den Herrn Peter von Kronenburg ihren Schwager[736].  Fahne names her “Agnes” without specifying her family origin[737].  “Scheiffart von Kronenburg, Ritter und Herr zu Berg, sowie Katharina seine Hausfrau” renounced their rights over Kronenburg and Neuenburg in favour of “ihrer Großneffen Friedrich und Peter von Kronenburg und deren Hausfrauen Johanna und Agnes” by charter dated 18 Dec 1357[738]m secondly (Papal dispensation 13 Apr 1364, before 1373) MECHTILD Mascherell van Schoonvorst, daughter of REINOUD Mascherell Heer van Schoonvorst & his first wife Katharina von Wildenberg (-[1385/89]).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “trois nobles Dames...ly Contesse de Salmes en Ardenne femme al Conte Henry, ly Dame de Croynebergh femme a Monss. Pire de Croynebergh et ly Dame de Contrecour femme al Saingnor de Contrevour en Braibant” as the daughters of “mess. Renars Maxhere...Sires de Schoenvorst et de Monjoye” and his wife “[la] filhe de saingnor de Wilhedenbergh[739].  Chestret de Haneffe, naming her “Mechtilde (et non Marie)”, records her parentage and marriage, notes that her husband was cited as brother-in-law of Heinrich [VI] Graf von Salm [married to Mechtild’s sister Philippa] in 1373, that the couple were named together in 1385, but that Mechtild was deceased  in 1389[740]m thirdly (1389) HEDWIG von Mörs, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Mörs & his wife Walpurga von Saarwerden (-after 1410).  Fahne names her “Hedwig Gräfin von Mörs”, dating the marriage 1389, and with the date 1410[741].  Renn records her parentage[742].  Peter & his second wife had one child:

a)         MECHTILD von Dollendorf (-before 1410).  Schannat records her parentage and marriage, adding that she brought “Cronenburg und Neuerburg [Neufchastel]” to the marriage[743].  Renn records her possible marriage date and notes the couple’s daughter Irmgard who married Jean Seigneur de Rodemack who inherited Kronenburg and Neuerburg[744]m ([1391]) GERARD Seigneur de Boulay [Bolchen, Lorraine] Herr von Useldingen, son of --- (-after 1413).  Gérard was presumably descended from Conon Seigneur de Boulay, probable husband of Johanna von Useldingen (see the document LUXEMBOURG), but the primary sources which confirm the precise descent have not been identified.  One child: 

i)          IRMGARD de Boulay .  Schannat records her parentage and marriage, adding that she brought “Cronenburg und Neuerburg [Neufchastel]” to the marriage[745].  Vannérus also records her parentage and marriage[746].  Heiress of Kronenburg, Neuerburg, Boulay and Useldingen.  m (before 24 Feb 1419) JEAN [III] Seigneur de Rodemack, son of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Rodemack & his wife Mathilde de Grancey Dame d’Ancerville (-1 Oct 1439).  Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg: Vannérus records a charter dated 24 Feb 1418 (N.S.) which names Jean [III] de Rodemack as Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg and a charter dated 2 May 1433 as Herr von Esch[747]

3.         GOTTHARD von Dollendorf (-after 20 Sep 1410).  Vannérus records his parentage, noting that he was named as joint Herr von Esch in 6 Nov 1395, and was living 20 Sep 1410[748]

4.         MECHTILD von Dollendorf (-after 1357).  Renn records her parentage, noting that she was named in a 1357 charter with her brothers[749]

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von GYMNICH

 

 

Gymnich is located about 10 kilometres east of Nörvenich, and a similar distance south-east of Kerpen, about 20 kilometres south-west of Köln. 

 

 

1.         WENEMAR von Gymnich (-Rode 1284)Wenemarus de Gimnich et Ioanna uxor sua” granted “bona nostra in Buschvelt, Lubellast, Spurke et Erlophe…in feodo apud Vinsenich” to “sorori nostræ dominæ Beatrici de Kerpen et liberis ipsius”, receiving Kerpen in exchange, by charter dated 31 Jul 1276[750].  “Alexander et Arnoldus […fratre meo] de Buschvelt” confirmed the previous agreement, sealed by “domini Wennemari de Gimnic avunculi nostri”, by charter dated Feb 1282 (O.S.)[751].  Butkens records that Wenemar von Gymnich died 1284 “devant le chasteau de Rode[752]m ([1260/65?]) JOHANNA van Elsloo Vrouw van Hoogstraeten, daughter of ARNOLD [III] Heer van Elsloo & his wife --- ([1246/50?]-after 1286).  Butkens names “Jenne dame de Hoochstrate” as wife of “Wennemaer de Gimnich[753].  Her parentage is confirmed by the Apr 1282 charter cited below.  Her birth date is estimated from the likely birth date of her older sister Margareta, which in turn suggests Johanna’s likely marriage date.  As noted in the document LIMBURG, Johanna could have inherited Hoogstraeten from her mother or, having married firstly a “heer van Hoogstraeten”, she could have retained the fief after his death.  “Wenemarus de Gimnich et Ioanna uxor sua” granted “bona nostra in Buschvelt, Lubellast, Spurke et Erlophe…in feodo apud Vinsenich” to “sorori nostræ dominæ Beatrici de Kerpen et liberis ipsius”, receiving Kerpen in exchange, by charter dated 31 Jul 1276[754].  Arnold van Elsloo donated property to the hospital of St. Johan by charter dated Apr 1282, witnessed by his three daughters “Elisabeth vrouwe van Batenburg, Margarethe vrouwe van Borne, Johanna vrouwe van Hoogstraten[755].  Butkens records that the widow of Wenemar von Gymnich “la dame de Hooghstraeten” sold the patronage over Hoogstraeten church to Antwerp Notre-Dame by charter dated 1286[756].  Wenemar & his wife had two children: 

a)         JOHANNA [Sophia] von Gymnich .  Butkens records that Wenemar von Gymnich and his wife had two daughters, the first “Jenne de Gemnich…Dame de Hoogstraeten, Voorsele, Meer…[mariée] à Jean Sire de Cuyck”, ancestors of the later Heren van Hoogstraeten[757].  Paringet names “Johanna van Ginnig dogter van Heer Wemmer van Ginnig Heer van Hoochstraten” as the first wife of Jan [I] Heer van Kuyc and as mother of three sons[758].  Johanna, as mother of Jan [I] van Kuyc’s children, is disproved by the 25 Jan 1312 testament of Jan’s known wife Jutta von Nassau which names her sons and grandson (see the document DUTCH NOBILITY).  Nevertheless, the name of Willem’s second son indicates his likely descent from Wenemar von Gymnich.  A simple solution is that Johanna van Gymnich in fact married Willem, son of Jan [I], and passed Hoogstraeten to her son Jan.  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Sophia von Gymnich” as Willem’s wife, presumably referring to the same person[759].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  The absence of her children from their paternal grandmother’s testament is presumably explained because they had already inherited Hoogstraeten and other properties from their mother.  Her marriage date is estimated from her husband’s date of death and her having two recorded children by the marriage.  If correct, this estimate places her birth to [1260/68?].  m WILLEM van Kuyc, son of JAN [I] Heer van Kuyc & his wife Jutta von Nassau ([1260/65]-after 1295, [maybe killed Maastricht Jul 1303 or 1304]). 

b)         IDA von Gymnich (-4 Apr 1330, bur Antwerp St. Michael).  Butkens records that Wenemar von Gymnich and his wife had two daughters, the second “Ide de Gimnich mariée à Costin Sire de Ranst et de Berchem” who died 4 Apr 1330 (epitaph at Antwerp St Michael)[760]m as his first wife, COSTIJN Heer van Berchem en Ranst, son of [WALTER Heer van Berchem en Ranst & his wife Adelise Dame d’Oistmal] (-1358, bur Antwerp St. Michael).  Butkens gives his parentage, suggesting that Costijn’s family was descended from a younger branch of the Berthout family[761].  This information has not been verified. 

2.         BEATRIX von Gymnich (-after 2 May 1282).  “Wenemarus de Gimnich et Ioanna uxor sua” granted “bona nostra in Buschvelt, Lubellast, Spurke et Erlophe…in feodo apud Vinsenich” to “sorori nostræ dominæ Beatrici de Kerpen et liberis ipsius”, receiving Kerpen in exchange, by charter dated 31 Jul 1276[762].  “Beatrix quondam domina de Kerpena, Alexander maior natu, Arnoldus, Ioannes, Emmundus et Godefridus filii dominæ supradictæ nunc dicti de Busvelt, pro nobis et sororibus nostris” confirmed their agreement with “dominum Winnemarum de Geymenich militem mei Beatricis fratrem” to settle disputes relating to the sale of “castri Kerpene, Passendorp, Glisse, Binchoven”, agreeing that the three under-age youngest sons would become ecclesiasts, by charter dated 2 May 1282[763]m JOHANN von Kerpen, son of --- (-before 31 Jul 1276). 

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von HOCHSTADEN (1)

 

 

1.         GERHARD [I] von Hochstaden (-after 1096).  Graf von Hochstaden.  Anno Archbishop of Köln divided the church of Neutz St. Qurin, founded by "Euerhardus comes Clivensis et matrona nobilis Berta comitissa uxor sua" between the church and the archbishopric by charter dated 27 Sep 1074, witnessed by "...Geirhardus comes de Hoesteden..."[764].  "Laici: Gerhart de Hostade, Adolph de Berge...” witnessed the charter dated 18 Feb/4 Mar 1080 under which Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated property to St. Cunibert[765].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between Kloster Brauweiler and Köln St Maria by charter dated 1090, witnessed by "…Stephanus comes, Gerhardus de Hostade, Arnoldi prefectus urbis, Adelbertus de Safinberg, Adolfus de Monte, Adelbero de Duno…"[766].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Köln St Cecilia by charter dated 1094, witnessed by "…Adelbreht comes de Safenberg, Gerhart comes de Guliche, Adelbreht comes de Noruenig, Gerhart de Hostathen, Ethelger de Heingebach, Megenhere de Randenrothe…"[767].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made to Deutz by “Richardus...uxori sue Adelheidi” by charter dated 1094, witnessed by "Gerhardo de Hostath fratre meo…"[768].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln incorporated the church of Bacharach in the Andreastift by charter dated to [1094], witnessed by "domini archipresulis fratre Gerardo eiusque filio Gerardo…"[769].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated to [1096], witnessed by "Gerlach comes de Isinburg, Gerhardus comes de Hostaden, Anshelmus de Mollesburg…"[770]m ---.  The name of Gerhard’s wife is not known.  Gerhard & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         GERHARD [II] (-after 1145).  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln incorporated the church of Bacharach in the Andreastift by charter dated to [1094], witnessed by "domini archipresulis fratre Gerardo eiusque filio Gerardo…"[771]Graf von Hochstaden.  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property "in Horenchusen…[et] in Dorwilere" made to Köln St Maria by "Meginherus de Randenrode cum neque uxorem neque filium haberet", in the presence of "fratre suo Hartberno", by charter dated 13 Apr 1104 witnessed by "Gerhart de Gelleron comes, Gerhart comes de Iulicho et frater eius Gerlach, Gerhart de Hochstaden, Dieterich de Mere, Heriman de Zulpico…"[772].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated serfs to Köln St Severin, with the consent of "Francone urbis nostre prefecto", by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Gerhardo comite de Gelre, Adelberto de Safenberg, Adelberto de Nervennich, Herimanno de Udenkircha, Gerhardo de Julicho, Gerhardo de Hoinstathe, Gerlacho de Isenburch et fratre sui Regenbaldo, Harperno de Randenrothe…"[773].  "Liberi: Tiedrich comes de Ara, Gerart de Guileche, Gerart de Blanchinheim, Gerard de Hohstade, Adolf comes de Saphinberk, Adolf de Berge, Engelbreit de Kente..." witnessed the charter dated 1115 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed revenue and tolls to Münstereisel[774].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 11 Feb 1124 witnessed by "Gerhart de Gulecho, Gerhart de Hostathe, Godefrit de Mere, Hereman de Heingebach, Thederihc de Gladebach, Heriman advocatus urbis…"[775].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated Kloster Rolandswerth on an island in the river Rhine to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1 Aug 1126 witnessed by "Tiedericus comes de Are, Adolfus comes de Berge, Adolfus comes de Safenberg, Arnoldus comes de Cleue, Cunradus comes de Bunna, Gerardus comes de Iuleche et filius eius Gerardus, Gerardus comes de Hostade…"[776].  "Willelmus comes de Luzzelenburch, Hermanus comes de Caluerlage, Reinoldus comes, Conradus comes, Arnoldus comes, Gerlagus comes, Imeko comes, Gerhardus comes de Heinnersberch, Hermannus comes de Salmena et filius eius, Friderikus comes de Sarebrugge…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Dec 1127 under which Lothar King of Germany granted property in Dreiech to "ministeriali Cuonrado de Hagen…[et] uxori suæ Liuckardi"[777].  Lothar King of Germany donated property to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 10 Feb 1129 witnessed by "…Comites: Gerhardus de Gellere, Arnoldus de Thonoburg, Gerhardus de Iulicho, Herimannus de Caluala, Henricus de Kessile, Adolphus de Berge, Adolphus de Saphinberg, Liberi: Gerhardus de Hostadin, Gerhardus de Heimesberg, Ludowicus de Quinheim, Gerhardus de Mulinarco, Gerhardus de Randirode…"[778].  Lothar King of Germany confirmed property of Duisburg by charter dated 8 May 1129 witnessed by "…Comites: Gerhardus Longus de Gelere, Arnoldus de Cliue, Hermannus de Caluerlage, Hermannus de Salmene, Otto de Rinecke, Florentius de Hollande, Gerhardus de Hostad, Bernhardus de Hildenesheim, Godefridus et Hermannus de Cuch, Adolfus de Berge…"[779].  Lothar King of Germany confirmed the donation to Kloster Siegburg made by "Alverada de Cuck cum suis liberis" by charter dated 2 May 1131 witnessed by "…Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Comes Adolfus de Saffenberch, Gerhardus Hostath, Godefridus et frater eius Herimannus de Chuh, Gerhardus de Mulenarca…"[780].  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between Bonn St Cassius and Kloster Siegburg concerning the churches of Hennes and Ober-Pleis by charter dated 1132 witnessed by "Alverada de Cuck cum suis liberis" by charter dated 2 May 1131 witnessed by "…Adolfus comes de Monte, Adolfus comes de Saffenberg, Lutherus comes de Are, Gerhardus comes de Iuliaco, Gerhardus de Hostade, Gozwinus comes de Ualkenburg, Cunradus comes de Bunne, Gerhardus de Mulenarke, Gerlach et fratres eius Adelgerus et Theodericus de Gladebach, Herimannus de Rudenberg…"[781].  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of Kloster Knechtsteden, and the installation of "Gerardum de Hostade" as Vogt, by charter dated 5 Aug 1134 witnessed by "Hermannus comes de Vincellenburch, Gerardus de Hostade, Gerardus de Mulesfurt…"[782].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of Kloster Hamborn by "Gerardus de Hoinstath" by charter dated 1139 witnessed by "…Adelbertus comes de Noruenick…"[783].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property at Eitorf made by "Gerhardus…Bunnensis comes" to Kloster Siegburg, where he had passed his adolescence, by charter dated 1145 witnessed by "…Tiedericus burgicomes de Hostade, Tiedericus de Heiden, Ludolfus et Gerunc fratres eius, Herimannus comes de Colonia"[784]m ---.  The name of Gerhard’s wife is not known.  Gerhard [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ADELHEID von Hochstaden .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m OTTO Graf von Ahr, son of --- (-before 1162). 

b)         [ALVERADIS (-after 2 May 1131).  Heiress of the Waldgrafschaft Osning.  The primary source which confirms her suggested parentage has not yet been identified.  “Alveradis mulier nobilis” donated property to Marienweerd, with the consent of “filiis suis Godefrido et Herimanno”, by charter dated 1129[785].  Lothar King of Germany confirmed the donation to Kloster Siegburg made by "Alverada de Cuck cum suis liberis" by charter dated 2 May 1131 witnessed by "…Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Comes Adolfus de Saffenberch, Gerhardus Hostath, Godefridus et frater eius Herimannus de Chuh, Gerhardus de Mulenarca…"[786]m ([1100]) HENDRIK Heer van Kuyc, son of HERMANN [van Malsen] & his wife Ida --- (-after 13 Aug 1108).] 

2.         HERMANN (-21 Nov 1099)Archbishop of Köln 1089: the Annales Brunwilarenses record the death in 1078 of "Sigwinus archiepiscopus" and the succession of "Hermannus III"[787].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation to Kloster Deutz by charter dated to [1094], witnessed by "Gerhardo de Hostath fratre meo, Harper de Randerode, Hermanno de Dicco…Hermanno advocato Colonie simulque Othone et Amelrico fratribus eius…"[788].  The Annales Brunwilarenses record the death in 1098 of "Herimannus archiepiscopus" and the succession of "Fridericus"[789].  The Annales Necrologici Prumienses record the death in 1099 of “Herimannus Coloniensis archiepiscopus[790].  The Kalendarium of Köln Cathedral records the death “XI Kal Dec” of “Herimannus archiepiscopus” and his donation[791]

 

 

 

F.      GRAFEN von HOCHSTADEN (2) (Family of GRAFEN von AHR)

 

 

LOTHAR [I] von Ahr, son of DIETRICH Graf von Ahr & his wife Luitgard von Dagsburg (-1215).  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of revenue from Eggenrath and property at Venrath to Kloster Knechtsteden made by "Otto de Wickerode", for the anniversary of "filie sue…Ude" and with the consent of "uxoris sue et filiorum", noting that "Otto filius Ottonis" held "advocatiam", by charter dated 30 May 1197 witnessed by "…Gerardus comes de Nurberg, Lutharius comes de Are…"[792].  “Comes Gerardus de Are et de Nurberg et Lotharius comes de Hostade” renewed the privileges of Ahr, after the death "sine prole Theoderico comite de Are iuniore, filio Lotharii" and the inheritance of the castle of Ahr by "comitem Ulricum de Nurberg et…comitem Theodericum de Hostade", by charter dated 1202[793]Graf von Hochstaden.  "Lutharius comes de Hostaden cum uxore mea Mechtilde et filiis meis Luthario et Conrado" donated the church at Frimmersdorf to the abbey of Knechtsteden by charter dated 1210[794].  "Lutharius…comes in Hostadin" donated the church at Rommerskirchen to Knechtsteden abbey, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Mechtildis", by charter dated 1212[795].  "Lutharius comes, Methildis comitissa de Hostaden" donated property "in villa…Wieuelinchouin" to Knechtsteden abbey by charter dated Feb 1214[796]

m as her first husband, MECHTILD von Vianden, daughter of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Vianden & his wife Mechtild von Neuerburg (-[1241]).  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records that the mother of Konrad Archbishop of Köln was "sorore comitis Henrici Viennensis" and that she married secondly "Henricus frater comitis Losensis, quondam prepositus Traiectensis"[797].  "Lutharius comes de Hostaden cum uxore mea Mechtilde et filiis meis Luthario et Conrado" donated the church at Frimmersdorf to the abbey of Knechtsteden by charter dated 1210[798].  "Lutharius…comes in Hostadin" donated the church at Rommerskirchen to Knechtsteden abbey, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Mechtildis", by charter dated 1212[799].  "Lutharius comes, Methildis comitissa de Hostaden" donated property "in villa…Wieuelinchouin" to Knechtsteden abbey by charter dated Feb 1214[800].  She married secondly (1216) Henri de Looz

Lothar & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         LOTHAR [II] (-[1237/2 Nov 1242]).  "Lutharius comes de Hostaden cum uxore mea Mechtilde et filiis meis Luthario et Conrado" donated the church at Frimmersdorf to the abbey of Knechtsteden by charter dated 1210[801]Graf von Hochstaden.  "Lutharius…comes de Hostadin filius Lutharii comitis, et Margaretha uxor eius" recognised that the churches of "Vremesdorp et de Rummerskirchen" belonged to Knechtsteden abbey, by charter dated Feb 1227[802].  “Lotharius comes de Hostade” settled a dispute with Kloster Schillingscapellen by charter dated Jul 1237, witnessed by "Margareta comitissa, Theodericus et Gerardus filii mei…"[803]m (before 1216) MARGARETA van Gelre, daughter of OTTO I Graaf van Gelre & his wife Richardis of Bavaria (-after 1264). "Lutharius…comes de Hostadin filius Lutharii comitis, et Margaretha uxor eius" recognised that the churches of "Vremesdorp et de Rummerskirchen" belonged to Knechtsteden abbey, by charter dated Feb 1227[804].  “Lotharius comes de Hostade” settled a dispute with Kloster Schillingscapellen by charter dated Jul 1237, witnessed by "Margareta comitissa, Theodericus et Gerardus filii mei…"[805].  "Margareta comitissa Hostadensis, Th. comes Hostadensis et Gerardus filii mei" granted rights in Hengebach castle to Wilhelm Graf von Jülich by charter dated 2 Nov 1242[806].  Lothar & his wife had two children:  

a)         DIETRICH (-[1/11] Jan 1246).  “Lotharius comes de Hostade” settled a dispute with Kloster Schillingscapellen by charter dated Jul 1237, witnessed by "Margareta comitissa, Theodericus et Gerardus filii mei…"[807]Graf von Hochstaden.  "Margareta comitissa Hostadensis, Th. comes Hostadensis et Gerardus filii mei" granted rights in Hengebach castle to Wilhelm Graf von Jülich by charter dated 2 Nov 1242[808].  The Annales Sancti Pantaleonis Coloniensis record the death in Jan 1246 of "Theodericus comes de Hosteden iuvenis"[809]m ([1240]) as her first husband, BERTHA van Limburg, daughter of WALERAN van Limburg Seigneur de Montjoie & his wife Elisabeth de Bar (-1254).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage of "filiam Waleranni fratris ducis Henrici" and "nepos…archiepiscopi [Coloniensis] comes de Dolehen et de Hostade"[810].  "E. domina de Montjoye Waleramus filius eius Berta filia eius relicta bone memorie Theoderici quondam comitis Hostadensis" reached agreement with Konrad Archbishop of Köln, with the mediation of "domno Henrico duce de Lymburch", regarding the marriage portion of Bertha  by charter dated 1246[811].  She married secondly Dirk [II] Heer van Valkenburg

b)         GERHARD (-[2 Nov 1242/1245]).  “Lotharius comes de Hostade” settled a dispute with Kloster Schillingscapellen by charter dated Jul 1237, witnessed by "Margareta comitissa, Theodericus et Gerardus filii mei…"[812].  "Margareta comitissa Hostadensis, Th. comes Hostadensis et Gerardus filii mei" granted rights in Hengebach castle to Wilhelm Graf von Jülich by charter dated 2 Nov 1242[813]

2.         KONRAD (-18 Sep 1261).  "Lutharius comes de Hostaden cum uxore mea Mechtilde et filiis meis Luthario et Conrado" donated the church at Frimmersdorf to the abbey of Knechtsteden by charter dated 1210[814]Archbishop of Köln 1238.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election of Konrad Archbishop of Köln in 1238[815].  Konrad Archbishop of Köln donated property to Brauweiler abbey, for the souls of "bone memorie domini Lotharii patris nostri, olim comitis Hostadensis, ac domine Methildis matris nostre", by charter dated 1241[816].  Konrad Archbishop of Köln names "consanguineus noster vir nobilis Theodericus de Limburg super Lenam…consanguineus noster Gozwinus decanus Coloniensis…consanguineus noster Philippus thesaurarius Coloniensis" in a charter dated 21 Feb 1247 (presumably O.S.)[817]

3.         FRIEDRICH (-1265).  "Fredericus frater noster, prepositus s Marie ad gradus Coloniensis…" witnessed a charter of Konrad Archbishop-elect of Köln dated 1238[818].  He succeeded his nephew as Graf von Hochstaden.  The Annales Sancti Pantaleonis Coloniensis record that "Fridericus eiusdem patruus, prepositus Sanct Marie de Gradibus" succeeded on the death in Jan 1246 of "Theodericus comes de Hosteden iuvenis", and donated "comitatum de Hosteden et…castrum de Are" to the archbishop of Köln "pridie Kal Maii"[819].  "Fredericus…heres et comes de Hostaden" donated the county of Hochstaden and the castles of Ahr, Hardt and Hochstaden to the archbishopric of Köln, for the souls of "…Lotharii fratris mei, Theoderici filii sui, comitum de Hostaden", by charter dated 16 Apr 1246, which names "nepti mee, filie viri nobilis domini Conradi de Mulinarken"[820].  A charter dated 16 Apr 1246 suggests that Friedrich and Konrad Archbishop of Köln were only half-brothers: "Fridericus comes de Hostaden" donated property at Wallporzheim to the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "domini Conradi Coloniensis archiepiscopi, fratris mei uterini", for the souls of "Lotharii fratris nostri, necnon et Theoderici filii sui, comitum de Hostaden"[821]

4.         MECHTILD (-after 1264).  "Henricus dominus de Isinburg et Mechtildis uxor nostra…Gerlacus noster filius" renounced their claim "super hereditate comitatus de Hostaden et de Are" in favour of "dominum nostrum Coloniensem archiepiscopum" by charter dated 9 Nov 1246[822].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1248 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln confirmed the agreement between "Henricus dominus de Ysenburg sororius noster, pro se uxore sua liberis suis utriusque sexus fratribus suis et sororibus" and "Megthildis quondam Seynensis comitisse" concerning "castro…de Hardenuiels et Herispag" and other properties[823].  "Henricus nobilis dominus de Isenburg…cum…coniuge nostra domina Metilde" founded an altar in Abtei Romersdorf, in memory of "nobilis quondam domini Henrici nostri genitori dicti de Isenburg", with the consent of "nobilium virorum domini G. comiti Seynensis et domini Ditteri de Mollisberg nec non et filiorum nostrorum Gerlaci et Ludewici", by charter dated 1264[824]m HEINRICH [II] von Isenburg, son of HEINRICH [I] Herr von Isenburg & his first wife --- [von Büdingen] (-after 29 Sep 1278).] 

5.         ELISABETH .  "Elisa nobilis matrona de Hengebach" donated revenue, with the support of "viri sui Everardi nobilis de Hengebach" by charter dated 25 Apr 1234[825].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 29 Nov 1250 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln confirmed, at the request of "domine Elyse sororis nostre de Hengebach", the property of "Margarete filie ipsius uxori domini Symonis…de Spanheim"[826]m EBERHARD von Hengebach, son of EBERHARD [II] von Hengebach & his wife Jutta von Jülich (-[1234/36]). 

6.         MATHILDE (-after 1243).  Konrad Archbishop of Köln and Heinrich Graf von Sayn confirmed the donation to Heisterbach by "Henricus…comes Seynensis" donated property to Heisterbach abbey, in replacement of revenue donated by "nobilis vir Conradus de Molenarken et Methildis de Are uxor eius" by charter dated 1243[827].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 16 Apr 1246 under which "Fredericus…heres et comes de Hostaden" donated the county of Hochstaden and the castles of Ahr, Hardt and Hochstaden to the archbishopric of Köln, and names "nepti mee, filie viri nobilis domini Conradi de Mulinarken"[828].  A charter dated 5 Nov 1279 records that "Conradus dominus de Mulemarken" married "quondam domine Methilde filia quondam comitis de Hoistaden…in primo matrimonio" and that he married secondly "filia quondam nobilis viri de Saffenberg" by whom he had one son "Hermannum…de Toneburg"[829]m as his first wife, KONRAD von Müllenark, son of HERMANN von Müllenark & his [first] wife --- (-after 7 May 1263). 

7.         MARGARETA (-30 Jan 1314).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 20 Jul 1246 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln requested help from "sororius…noster Adolfus…primogenitus…ducis de Limburg comitis de Monte" against Emperor Friedrich II[830].  She is named in the charter dated Mar 1249 under which "Adolfus comes de Monte et uxor nostra Margareta" confirmed a donation of property to the archbishopric of Köln[831].  "Margarita comitissa de Monte, cum primogenito nostro Adolfo" donated revenue to Siegburg abbey, in memory of "mariti nostri domini Adolfi comitis de Monte", by charter dated 26 Dec 1262[832].  "Wilhelmus comes de Monte et Irmengardis uxor eius comitissa de Monte" granted waivers to Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 20 Oct 1303, in the presence of "Margarete comitisse de Monte matris nostri comitis predicti ac domini Conradi fratris nostr"[833]m (1240) ADOLF [IV] Graf von Berg, son of HENDRIK IV Duke of Limburg & his wife Irmgard von Berg (-22 Apr 1259). 

 

 

 

G.      HERREN von KERPEN

 

 

Kerpen is located about 5 kilometres south of Bergheim, 10 kilometres north-east of Nörvenich, and about 20 kilometres west of Köln. 

 

 

1.         JOHANN von Kerpen (-before 31 Jul 1276).  He is referred to as deceased in his wife’s 2 May 1282 charter.  m BEATRIX von Gymnich, daughter of ---.  Wenemarus de Gimnich et Ioanna uxor sua” granted “bona nostra in Buschvelt, Lubellast, Spurke et Erlophe…in feodo apud Vinsenich” to “sorori nostræ dominæ Beatrici de Kerpen et liberis ipsius”, receiving Kerpen in exchange, by charter dated 31 Jul 1276[834].  “Beatrix quondam domina de Kerpena, Alexander maior natu, Arnoldus, Ioannes, Emmundus et Godefridus filii dominæ supradictæ nunc dicti de Busvelt, pro nobis et sororibus nostris” confirmed their agreement with “dominum Winnemarum de Geymenich militem mei Beatricis fratrem” to settle disputes relating to the sale of “castri Kerpene, Passendorp, Glisse, Binchoven”, agreeing that the three under-age youngest sons would become ecclesiasts, by charter dated 2 May 1282[835].  Johann & his wife had eight children: 

a)         ALEXANDER von Kerpen [later von Buschfeld] .  He is named in the 2 May 1282 charter quoted above.  “Alexander et Arnoldus […fratre meo] de Buschvelt” confirmed the previous agreement, sealed by “domini Wennemari de Gimnic avunculi nostri”, by charter dated Feb 1282 (O.S.)[836]

b)         ARNOLD von Kerpen [later von Buschfeld] .  He is named in the 2 May 1282 charter quoted above.  “Alexander et Arnoldus […fratre meo] de Buschvelt” confirmed the previous agreement, sealed by “domini Wennemari de Gimnic avunculi nostri”, by charter dated Feb 1282 (O.S.)[837]

c)         JOHANN von Kerpen .  He is named in the 2 May 1282 charter quoted above, which notes that he was then under age and destined for the church. 

d)         EMUND von Kerpen .  He is named in the 2 May 1282 charter quoted above, which notes that he was then under age and destined for the church. 

e)         GOTTFRIED von Kerpen .  He is named in the 2 May 1282 charter quoted above, which notes that he was then under age and destined for the church. 

f)          SOPHIA von Kerpen .  In his commentary on the series of agreements quoted above, Butkens names “Sophie, Margarete et Blanche” as the daughters of “Beatrice de Gimnich, veufve de Jean Sire de Kerpen[838]

g)         MARGARETA von Kerpen .  In his commentary on the series of agreements quoted above, Butkens names “Sophie, Margarete et Blanche” as the daughters of “Beatrice de Gimnich, veufve de Jean Sire de Kerpen[839]

h)         BLANCHE von Kerpen .  In his commentary on the series of agreements quoted above, Butkens names “Sophie, Margarete et Blanche” as the daughters of “Beatrice de Gimnich, veufve de Jean Sire de Kerpen[840]

 

 

1.         DIETRICH [III] von Kerpenm MARGARETA von Mörstorf, daughter of ---.  Dietrich [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEDWIG von Kerpen (-after 1338).  Fahne records her family origin and marriage, noting that she was named as a widow in 1335[841].  Renn dates the marriage to “spätestens um 1315” and records her parentage[842].  Renn records charters dated between 1334 and 1338 in which she was named[843].  "Hedwigis domina de Dollendorp et Fridericus eius primogenitus" confirmed holding "castrum nostrum Dollindorp" from the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 15 Jul 1335, sealed by "Conradi domini de Kerpena avunculi mei"[844]m ([1315] or before) as his second wife, GERLACH von Dollendorf Herr von Dollendorf, son of JOHANN Herr von Dollendorf & his wife Lucia von Neuerburg (-[21 Jan 1333/1335]). 

 

 

 

 

H.      HERREN von MANDERSCHEID

 

 

The Eiflia Illustrata records that “das Schloß Manderscheid” already existed in the 10th century, being named in a charter of Otto II King of Germany dated 974[845].  Presumably, this refers to the following document: Emperor Otto II granted "in comitatu Bethensi istorum terminorum...flumen decessum a Mandrescheit in Lyseram usque Mosellam...totum...in forestum nostra imperiali" to Theoderich Archbishop of Trier by charter dated 26 Jun 973[846], although the document does not mention a castle.  The reconstruction of the earlt generations of the Manderscheid family presents considerable difficulties.  The few primary sources cited below contradict many of the details in the outline presented by Europäische Stammtafeln[847].  The reconstructions suggested by the Eiflia Illustrata also show numerous inconsistencies which have proved impossible to reconcile[848], nor does Gauser’s treatment of the family inspire confidence[849].  The following reconstruction has been left incomplete instead of speculating on possible additional family connections, pending the emergence of more primary source material. 

 

 

Two presumed brothers.  The Eiflia Illustrata records Walter and Richard, named below, as brothers who had agreed their father’s succession, Walter taking “einen Sitz auf dem Schlosse...den obern Theil”, but who later quarelled about the division, Walter seeking support from the archbishop of Trier, Richard from Henri Comte de Luxembourg et de Namur, the dispute being settled by Konrad III King of Germany in 1146[850].  The primary sources which confirm the family relationship between Walter and Richard, and the name of their father, have not been identified. 

 

1.         WALTER [I] von Manderscheid (-after [1169]).  "Walramus comes de Arlon, Fridericus comes de Vienna, Everhardus de Seyne, Sigifridus de Isenburch, Heinricus de Kerpena, Walterus de Manderscheit…" witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Albero Archbishop of Trier donated "ecclesie de Keymetam" to Kloster Springirsbach[851].  "Iohannes...ecclesie s. Petri Treuiris decanus et archidiaconus" confirmed that “bone memorie Theodericus cognatus meus de Broch” had donated “censum...pro manso Bovonis” to Kloster Klaustrum by charter dated to [1169] witnessed by “...Walterus et Rikardus de Manderscheid...[852]

2.         RICHARD [I] von Manderscheid (-[1169/71]).  Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed the property of Kloster Claustrum, including the donation of property "in territorio minoris Lidiche" made by "Ricahrdo de Mandrecheit", by charter dated 1157[853].  "Iohannes...ecclesie s. Petri Treuiris decanus et archidiaconus" confirmed that “bone memorie Theodericus cognatus meus de Broch” had donated “censum...pro manso Bovonis” to Kloster Klaustrum by charter dated to [1169] witnessed by “...Walterus et Rikardus de Manderscheid...[854]m HELWIDE, daughter of --- (-after 1171).  "Helewid Ricardi de Malderscheid quondam uxor et filii ipsius Ricardus, Walterus" donated property “in territorio...Lideche” to Kloster Claustrum by charter dated 1171, witnessed by “...Heremanno comite de Verneburch, Alberone et Theoderico de Kerpene...Fulmare de Manderscheid...[855].  Richard [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         RICHARD [II] von Manderscheid .  "Helewid Ricardi de Malderscheid quondam uxor et filii ipsius Ricardus, Walterus" donated property “in territorio...Lideche” to Kloster Claustrum by charter dated 1171, witnessed by “...Heremanno comite de Verneburch, Alberone et Theoderico de Kerpene...Fulmare de Manderscheid...[856]same person as...?  RICHARD von Manderscheid (-after 1204).  "Walterus de Manderscheit et frater suus Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated 1204 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster St Thomas an der Kyll of property "in Yrsowe…[et] ius patronatus in ecclesia de Nidenbuch" made by "Rodulfus dominus castri de Malberch…et uxor eius Ida", in the presence of "genero suo Theoderico de Are et filia sua Agnete uxore prefati Th"[857]same person as...?  RICHARD von Manderscheid (-after 20 Jul 1225).  "...Henricus de Kerpene, Henricus de Dune, Richardus de Manderscheid…" witnessed the 7 Apr 1218 charter under which Theoderich Archbishop of Trier granted “ecclesiam Romerstorf...advocatiam” to “Bruno et Theodericus germani de Isemburc, filii sororis nostre[858].  "...Conradus de Sleyda, Richardus de Manderscheit…" witnessed the 12 Jul 1219 charter under which Theoderich Archbishop of Trier donated rights to Kloster Sayn[859]Herr von Manderscheid.  A charter dated 20 Jul 1225 records an agreement between "Girardum de Blankinheim” and Himmenrode, with “domini Richardis senioris de Mandirscheit et fratris Walteri de Malburch monachi...et Jacobus eiusdem filius Walteri" renouncing certain rights[860]

b)         WALTER [II] von Manderscheid .  "Helewid Ricardi de Malderscheid quondam uxor et filii ipsius Ricardus, Walterus" donated property “in territorio...Lideche” to Kloster Claustrum by charter dated 1171, witnessed by “...Heremanno comite de Verneburch, Alberone et Theoderico de Kerpene...Fulmare de Manderscheid...[861].  "Fridericus comes de Viane, Willelmus frater predicti Gerardi, Walterus de Manderscheid..." witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Gottfried Abbot of Springiersbach confirmed the donation made by “Gerardus dominus de Helfinsten et uxor sua Agnes” to Kloster Stuben for receiving “filie sue Gertrudis[862]same person as...?  WALTER von Manderscheid (-after 1204).  "Walterus de Manderscheit et frater suus Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated 1204 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster St Thomas an der Kyll of property "in Yrsowe…[et] ius patronatus in ecclesia de Nidenbuch" made by "Rodulfus dominus castri de Malberch…et uxor eius Ida", in the presence of "genero suo Theoderico de Are et filia sua Agnete uxore prefati Th"[863]

 

 

The Eiflia Illustrata names Dietrich as son of Richard [II] who is named above[864].  On the other hand, the undated charter cited below under Heinrich von Manderscheid names “avi mei Henrici de Kerpene [...et uxoris sue Methildis]...Alberonis patrui mei...".  The document does not, however, specify whether the older Heinrich and his wife Mechtild were paternal or maternal grandparents of the younger Dietrich.  The reference to “Alberonis patrui mei” (patruus normally indicating paternal uncle) suggests that they were his paternal grandparents, although the different family name “de Kerpene” could indicate that were the parents of the wife of Dietrich von Manderscheid.  The primary source which resolves the difficulty has not been identified. 

 

1.         DIETRICH von Manderscheid (-after 1201).  "Theodericus de Manderscheid, Ricardus de Dunis, Hugo de Hagena…" witnessed the charter dated 1173 under which Arnold Archbishop of Trier confirmed that “Phylippus de Dudendorp et frater eius Anselmus” had confirmed the donation to Kloster Claustrum made by “pater eorum Radulfus[865].  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the exchange of property "in villa sua de Keille" between "Theodericus dominus minoris castri de Manderscheit" and Kloster Himmerode, with the consent of "uxor Gertrudis…cum filiis suis Henrico et Willelmo", by charter dated 1201[866]m GERTRUD, daughter of --- (-after 1201).  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the exchange of property "in villa sua de Keille" between "Theodericus dominus minoris castri de Manderscheit" and Kloster Himmerode, with the consent of "uxor Gertrudis…cum filiis suis Henrico et Willelmo", by charter dated 1201[867].  As noted above, the “avi mei” of her son Heinrich (see his undated charter cited below) could have been either his paternal or maternal grandparents.  If the latter, Gertrud may have been heiress of Kerpen.  Dietrich & his wife had two children:  

a)         HEINRICH von Manderscheid (-after Jan 1238).  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the exchange of property "in villa sua de Keille" between "Theodericus dominus minoris castri de Manderscheit" and Kloster Himmerode, with the consent of "uxor Gertrudis…cum filiis suis Henrico et Willelmo", by charter dated 1201[868].  "…Henricus de Manderscheit et Willekinus frater suus…" witnessed the charter dated 1212 which Johann Archbishop of Trier issued relating to the church of Ittel[869].   Herr von Manderscheid.  Ermesindis Ctss de Luxembourg confirmed donations to Hemmerode, including "usuarium in silva de Hoescheit" donated by “Henricus dominus de Mandrescheit et uxor eius Ermengardis”, by charter dated Jan 1232 (O.S.), witnessed by "Dominus Therricus de Hufalise et Henricus filius eius…"[870].  Herr von Kerpen: "Heinricus dominus de Kerpene et de Mandirscheit” confirmed the donation of “in silva nostra Hoenscheit iure” made to Himmerode by “avi mei Henrici de Kerpene [...et uxoris sue Methildis] de consensu comitis Cunradi de Lucelenburg...et post eos diebus Alberonis patrui mei, deinde diebus bone memorie patris et matris mei Theoderici et Gerdrudis", for his soul and that of “uxoris mee Jrmengardis”, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Johannes de Manderscheit...milites...[871].  Ermesende Ctss de Luxembourg confirmed the donation made by her father of the use of wood and pasture “in silva de Hoescheit”, used by “Robinus dom. de Aisch et uxor eius Ermengardis, Theodericus dom. de Malberg et uxor eius Agnes, Henricus dom. de Mandrescheit et uxor eius Ermengardis", to Himmerode by charter dated Jan 1237 (O.S.)[872]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after Jan 1238).  Ermesindis Ctss de Luxembourg confirmed donations to Hemmerode, including "usuarium in silva de Hoescheit" donated by “Henricus dominus de Mandrescheit et uxor eius Ermengardis”, by charter dated Jan 1232 (O.S.)[873].  "Heinricus dominus de Kerpene et de Mandirscheit” confirmed the donation made to Himmerode by his predecessors [see above], for his soul and that of “uxoris mee Jrmengardis”, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Johannes de Manderscheit...milites...[874].  Ermesende Ctss de Luxembourg confirmed the donation made by her father of the use of wood and pasture “in silva de Hoescheit”, used by “Robinus dom. de Aisch et uxor eius Ermengardis, Theodericus dom. de Malberg et uxor eius Agnes, Henricus dom. de Mandrescheit et uxor eius Ermengardis", to Himmerode by charter dated Jan 1237 (O.S.)[875].  The naming of the three wives suggests a family connection between them (sisters?) and their husbands had acquired their respective rights through their marriages. 

b)         WILHELM [Willekin] [I] von Manderscheid (-after 1216).  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the exchange of property "in villa sua de Keille" between "Theodericus dominus minoris castri de Manderscheit" and Kloster Himmerode, with the consent of "uxor Gertrudis…cum filiis suis Henrico et Willelmo", by charter dated 1201[876].  "…Henricus de Manderscheit et Willekinus frater suus…" witnessed the charter dated 1212 which Johann Archbishop of Trier issued relating to the church of Ittel[877].  Engelbert Archbishop-elect of Köln recorded an arbitrated dispute between "comes...de Hoystaden Conrado fratri suo, nobilis de Manderscheyd Alexandro suo fratris, et domini de Weyuelkouen Christiano de Milne" concerning "Weyuelhouen...ecclesiam...[patronatum]" by charter dated 1216, witnessed by “...Wilhelmus de Manderscheyt...Florentius de Weyuelkouen[878]

 

 

1.         ALBERO von Manderscheid .  "Theodericus et Claricia domini de Broyche” donated “ius patronatus et duas partes decime, quod Walterus cognomento Prosteit et Albero cognatus suus de Manderscheit a nobis in feodo tenuerunt" to Kloster St Thomas by charter dated 1229[879].  The precise family relationship between Albero and “Walterus cognomento Prosteit” has not been ascertained, although the wording suggests that the former may have been the latter’s heir (by virtue of a relationship by marriage, maybe son-in-law).  same person as...?  ALBERO [von Manderscheid/von Kerpen?] .  "Heinricus dominus de Kerpene et de Mandirscheit” confirmed the donation of “in silva nostra Hoenscheit iure” made to Himmerode by “avi mei Henrici de Kerpene [...et uxoris sue Methildis] de consensu comitis Cunradi de Lucelenburg...et post eos diebus Alberonis patrui mei, deinde diebus bone memorie patris et matris mei Theoderici et Gerdrudis" by undated charter[880].  Although “patruus” would normally indicate paternal uncle, as noted above the inclusion of “de Kerpene” suggests some doubt about whether the confirmant’s predecessors were his paternal or maternal relations. 

 

2.         JOHANN von Manderscheid .  "Heinricus dominus de Kerpene et de Mandirscheit” confirmed the donation made to Himmerode by his predecessors [see above], for his soul and that of “uxoris mee Jrmengardis”, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Johannes de Manderscheit...milites...[881]

 

3.         WILHELM [Willekin] [II] von Manderscheid (-after 1256).  "Megthildis quondam comitissa Seyens” and “Frederico domino de Blankenheim cum sua uxore” reached agreement about “medietate castri Hunoltstein", whose revenues were investigated by “nobiles viri Philippus dominus de Wildenberg et Wilhelmus miles de Manderscheit”, by charter dated 1 May 1248[882]Herr von Manderscheid: "Th. de Hagene, Th. miles de Bideburch et uxor eius Afflina” donated property to Himmerode by charter dated 1256 [before 22 Nov], sealed by “domini Willekini de Manderscheit”[883].  "Rudolfus dominus de Malberch” confirmed property to Himmerode, in the presence of “domino Willikino et domino Richardo de Manderscheit...”, by charter dated 10 Aug 1257[884].  Presumably the two Manderscheid witnesses were close relatives, brothers or cousins. 

 

4.         RICHARD von Manderscheid (-after Dec 1237).  A charter dated Dec 1237 records a settlement between Himmerode and “Hermannum et Henricum de Leye fratres”, mediated partly by “...Richardi de Manderscheid..."[885].  The 20 Jul 1225 charter cited above names “domini Richardis senioris de Mandirscheit"[886]: could Richard named Dec 1237 have been “Richardus junior” whose existence is suggested by the earlier Richard being “senior”?  Herr von Manderscheid: "Rudolfus dominus de Malberch” confirmed property to Himmerode, in the presence of “domino Willikino et domino Richardo de Manderscheit...”, by charter dated 10 Aug 1257[887].  Presumably the two Manderscheid witnesses were close relatives, brothers or cousins. 

 

 

Five siblings (the primary source which identifies their parents has not been identified: Europäische Stammtafeln shows them as children of Wilhelm [I] who is shown above[888]): 

1.         WILHELM [III] von Manderscheid (-before 23 Oct 1320).  Herr von Manderscheid.  “Wilelmus miles dominus de Manderscheit” sold “seinen Wald Kamerforst” to Himmerode, with the consent of “seiner Brüder Conradi canonici ecclesie Treverensis, Frederici canonici ecclesie Coloniensis, Marie sororis mee et Gerardi de Ham eius mariti necnon Theoderici, filii sororis mee quondam dicte de Indagine”, by charter dated 12 Jun 1296[889].  “Wilhelm Herr v. Mandirscheit, Jutta seine Gemahlin und der Letztern Bruder Arnold Junker (domicellus) v. Rulant” reached agreement “mit dem Schöffen und Schultheisen Bonifacius in Trier” concerning “des Zehnten von Urin”, of which Jutta had inherited the right to part “von ihrem verstorbenen Vater Theodorich Herrn. v. Rulant”, by charter dated 18 Apr 1299[890].  He is named as deceased in the 23 Oct 1320 charter quoted below.  m [firstly/secondly] ---.  The primary source which confirms the order of Wilhelm’s wives has not been identified.  m [firstly/secondly] (before 18 Apr 1299) JUTTA von Reuland, daughter of DIETRICH Herr von Reuland & his wife ---.  “Wilhelm Herr v. Mandirscheit, Jutta seine Gemahlin und der Letztern Bruder Arnold Junker (domicellus) v. Rulant” reached agreement “mit dem Schöffen und Schultheisen Bonifacius in Trier” concerning “des Zehnten von Urin”, of which Jutta had inherited the right to part “von ihrem verstorbenen Vater Theodorich Herrn. v. Rulant”, by charter dated 18 Apr 1299[891].  The date of this document suggests that Jutta may not have been the mother of Wilhelm’s son by his second marriage, shown below, who may have reached his majority in 1330 and died [1372/74].  Wilhelm [III] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         WILHELM [IV] von Manderscheid (-after 1358).  “Wilhelmus miles, dominus de Manderscheit, Conradus eius frater canonicus sancti Florini in Confluencia, Irmegardis et Jutta relicta quondam domini Johannis de Helfynsteyn militis, sorores Wilhelmi et Conradi predictorum, liberi et heredes quondam domini Wilhelmi domini de Manderscheit militis, necnon Johanneta dicti domini Wilhelmi militis uxor, Johannes miles dominus de Holvels dicte Irmegardis maritus” confirmed the sale of “silve...Kamervorst...” by their father to Himmerode by charter dated 23 Oct 1320, sealed by “Johannes miles dominus de Brunshorn, Arnoldus et Gerardus fratres armigeri de Blanckenhem[892].  “Henricus armiger dominus de Mailberch et Yrmengardis de Manderscheit coniuges necnon Johannes frater dicti Henrici” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Kloster Himmelrode by charter dated 22 Jul 1322, subscribed by “...domini Wilhelmi de Manderscheit soceri mei[893].  A charter dated 1325 records a loan from “Wilhelm, Herr zu M.” to “Philippsen von Virnenburg” [not identified in the Virneburg family][894].  A charter dated 1330 records an agreement between “Herren Wilhelm u. Wilhelm von Manderscheidt, Gebruederen” regarding their inheritance, confirmed by the archbishop of Trier[895].  “Godfried von Vianden Kanoniker in Köln” bequeathed all his property to [his niece and her husband] “Simon und Maria” by charter dated [18 Oct 1352?], sealed by “Godfried von Vianden, Hermann Herr von Brandenburg, Thielman von Rullingen (Ruledingen) Amtsmann von Vianden, Wilhelm Herr von Manderscheid, Friedrich Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg, Dietrich von Werchensausen[896].  Wenzel of Bohemia and Jean de Luxembourg confirmed that “Arnoldt Herrn zu Blanckenheim” had invested “seine Frau Blancheflour von Falckenstein” with “der Hälfte der Burg Blanckenheim”, held in fief from them and from “dem Lande von Brabant”, at the request of “Dietherich Herrn von Pereweiß und Wilhelm von Manderscheid, Richter”, by charter dated 31 May 1356[897].  “Arnold von Blankenheim (Blanckenheym) Herr zu Gerolstein (Geroltsteyn) und seine Frau Johannetta von Rodemachern” settled a dispute with “Johann Herrn zu Schönecken (Schonecken)” concerning her dower settled by “Gerhard Herr zu Schönecken”, with the agreement of “seines [=Johanns] Bruders Bonifatius (Fetzies)”, by charter dated 10 Oct 1356, sealed by “(1) Arnold (2) Johannetta sowie auf beider Bitten (3) Wilhelm Herr zu Manderscheid (-scheyt) und (4) dessen Bruder Wilhelm[898].  “Wilhelm Herr zu Manderscheid und Jennette seine Gemahlin” renounced rights in favour of the archbishop of Trier and “Wilhelm und sein ältester Sohn Wilhelm” donated property to Trier by charter dated 1358, sealed by “Arnold von Blanckenheim, Herr zu Geroltstein...[899]m JEANNETTE, daughter of --- (-after 1358).  “Wilhelmus miles, dominus de Manderscheit...necnon Johanneta dicti domini Wilhelmi militis uxor, Johannes miles dominus de Holvels dicte Irmegardis maritus” confirmed the sale of “silve...Kamervorst...” by their father to Himmerode by charter dated 23 Oct 1320[900].  Assuming that Wilhelm [IV] was the father of Irmgard who is shown below as his daughter (which looks likely), this couple were married at least 12 years before Irmgard’s mention 22 Jul 1322.  Jeannette is named in her husband’s 1358 charter cited above.  Wilhelm [IV] & his wife had children (in addition to those shown below, Europäische Stammtafeln shows seven other children, and two possible further children[901]): 

i)          WILHELM [VI] von Manderscheid .  He is named as his father’s oldest son in the 1358 charter cited above. 

ii)         IRMGARD von Manderscheid (-after 22 Jul 1322).  “Henricus armiger dominus de Mailberch et Yrmengardis de Manderscheit coniuges necnon Johannes frater dicti Henrici” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Kloster Himmelrode by charter dated 22 Jul 1322, subscribed by “...domini Wilhelmi de Manderscheit soceri mei[902]m (before 22 Jul 1322) as his first wife, HEINRICH Herr von Malberg, son of JOHANN von Reifferscheid Herr von Malberg & his wife --- (-after 1363). 

b)         KONRAD von Manderscheid .  Canon at Coblenz St Florian.  “Wilhelmus miles, dominus de Manderscheit, Conradus eius frater canonicus sancti Florini in Confluencia, Irmegardis et Jutta relicta quondam domini Johannis de Helfynsteyn militis, sorores Wilhelmi et Conradi predictorum, liberi et heredes quondam domini Wilhelmi domini de Manderscheit militis, necnon Johanneta dicti domini Wilhelmi militis uxor, Johannes miles dominus de Holvels dicte Irmegardis maritus” confirmed the sale of “silve...Kamervorst...” by their father to Himmerode by charter dated 23 Oct 1320[903]

c)         IRMGARD von Manderscheid (-after 23 Oct 1320).  “Wilhelmus miles, dominus de Manderscheit...Irmegardis et Jutta relicta quondam domini Johannis de Helfynsteyn militis, sorores...liberi et heredes quondam domini Wilhelmi domini de Manderscheit militis, necnon...Johannes miles dominus de Holvels dicte Irmegardis maritus” confirmed the sale of “silve...Kamervorst...” by their father to Himmerode by charter dated 23 Oct 1320[904]m JOHANN Herr von Hollenfels, son of ---. 

d)         JUTTA von Manderscheid (-after 23 Oct 1320).  “Wilhelmus miles, dominus de Manderscheit...Irmegardis et Jutta relicta quondam domini Johannis de Helfynsteyn militis, sorores...liberi et heredes quondam domini Wilhelmi domini de Manderscheit militis...” confirmed the sale of “silve...Kamervorst...” by their father to Himmerode by charter dated 23 Oct 1320[905]m JOHANN Herr von Helfenstein, son of --- (-before 23 Oct 1320). 

Wilhelm [III] & his second wife had children: 

e)         WILHELM [V] von Manderscheid ([1308/12?]-[29 Aug 1372/1374]).  A charter dated 1330 records an agreement between “Herren Wilhelm u. Wilhelm von Manderscheidt, Gebruederen” regarding their inheritance, confirmed by the archbishop of Trier[906].  This agreement may have been triggered because the younger Wilhelm had reached the age of majority.  The two brothers having the same name suggests that they were born from different marriages of their father.  He is named as brother of Wilhelm [IV] von Manderscheid in the 10 Oct 1356 source cited above.  A charter dated 29 Aug 1372 records an agreement between “Gerart van Melenencke, Burggraf zu Malburch und Peter van Ham, Burggraf zu Manderscheyt”, on behalf of “ihre Herren Wilhelm, Herren zu Malburch, und Junker Wilhelm, Herrn zu Manderscheyt”, concerning rights “...den Wald...Hoynscheit[907].  Europäischen Stammtafeln records Wilhelm “z Nohfelden u Detzem”[908]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Wilhelm’s wife has not been found.  Wilhelm [VI] & his wife had children (Europäischen Stammtafeln records their parentage, as well as other children[909]):

i)          WILHELM [VIII] von Manderscheid .  A charter dated 1374 records an agreement between “Herrn Wilhelm von M.” and “Johan, Friedrich und Arnoldt seinen Brudern” dividing their inheritance “Navelden” [Nohfelden][910]

ii)         JOHANN von Manderscheid .  A charter dated 1374 records an agreement between “Herrn Wilhelm von M.” and “Johan, Friedrich und Arnoldt seinen Brudern” dividing their inheritance “Navelden” [Nohfelden][911]

iii)        FRIEDRICH von Manderscheid .  A charter dated 1374 records an agreement between “Herrn Wilhelm von M.” and “Johan, Friedrich und Arnoldt seinen Brudern” dividing their inheritance “Navelden” [Nohfelden][912]

iv)       ARNOLD von Manderscheid .  A charter dated 1374 records an agreement between “Herrn Wilhelm von M.” and “Johan, Friedrich und Arnoldt seinen Brudern” dividing their inheritance “Navelden” [Nohfelden][913]

2.         KONRAD von Manderscheid .  Canon at Trier.  “Wilelmus miles dominus de Manderscheit” sold “seinen Wald Kamerforst” to Himmerode, with the consent of “seiner Brüder Conradi canonici ecclesie Treverensis, Frederici canonici ecclesie Coloniensis, Marie sororis mee et Gerardi de Ham eius mariti necnon Theoderici, filii sororis mee quondam dicte de Indagine”, by charter dated 12 Jun 1296[914]

3.         FRIEDRICH von Manderscheid .  Canon at Köln.  “Wilelmus miles dominus de Manderscheit” sold “seinen Wald Kamerforst” to Himmerode, with the consent of “seiner Brüder Conradi canonici ecclesie Treverensis, Frederici canonici ecclesie Coloniensis, Marie sororis mee et Gerardi de Ham eius mariti necnon Theoderici, filii sororis mee quondam dicte de Indagine”, by charter dated 12 Jun 1296[915]

4.         MARIA von Manderscheid .  “Wilelmus miles dominus de Manderscheit” sold “seinen Wald Kamerforst” to Himmerode, with the consent of “seiner Brüder Conradi canonici ecclesie Treverensis, Frederici canonici ecclesie Coloniensis, Marie sororis mee et Gerardi de Ham eius mariti necnon Theoderici, filii sororis mee quondam dicte de Indagine”, by charter dated 12 Jun 1296[916]m GERARD de Ham, son of ---. 

5.         --- von Manderscheid (-before 12 Jun 1296).  Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by the following document: “Wilelmus miles dominus de Manderscheit” sold “seinen Wald Kamerforst” to Himmerode, with the consent of “seiner Brüder Conradi canonici ecclesie Treverensis, Frederici canonici ecclesie Coloniensis, Marie sororis mee et Gerardi de Ham eius mariti necnon Theoderici, filii sororis mee quondam dicte de Indagine”, by charter dated 12 Jun 1296[917].  m --- von Indagine, son of ---. 

 

 

The primary source which confirms Dietrich’s parentage has not been identified.  Europäische Stammtafeln shows him as the possible son of Wilhelm [VI] who is shown above[918].  From a chronological point of view, that suggestion seems unlikely to be correct.  The 1358 charter cited above records Wilhelm [VI] as his father’s oldest son, suggesting his birth [1305/15] which seems early if his supposed son Dietrich married in 1381.  It seems more likely that Dietrich was the son of one of Wilhelm [IV]’s younger sons. 

 

1.         DIETRICH von Manderscheid (-1426, bur Himmerode).  Herr von Manderscheid.  A notice dated 9 Jun 1381 records “Willem u. Dederych, Herren zu Uss[lingen?]” holding “den Hof zu Dreisse...zu Luxingen, zu Muswilre und Geiperrat” in fief from “Dederych, Herrn zu Manderscheit[919].  “Diderich, Herr zu Manderscheiddt, und Else von Stein, seine Hausfrau” sold “ihren Wald und Hof, genannt die Hege, gelegen bei Weiler” to the archbishop of Trier by charter dated 16 Dec 1392, sealed by “Diederich, Herr zu Esch, und Gottfried von Wittlich[920]m (contract 2 Oct 1381) ELISABETH von Stein [-Kallenfels], daughter of TILMANN von Stein [-Kallenfels] & his wife Jeannette de Rodemack (-19 Jun 1403, bur Himmerode).  Heiress of Kallenfels.  “Diderich, Herr zu Manderscheiddt, und Else von Stein, seine Hausfrau” sold “ihren Wald und Hof, genannt die Hege, gelegen bei Weiler” to the archbishop of Trier by charter dated 16 Dec 1392[921]

-        HERREN von MANDERSCHEID, GRAFEN von MANDERSCHEID[922]

 

 

 

I.        GRAFEN von NÖRVENICH, GRAFEN von MOLBACH

 

 

The county of Nörvenich was located east of the town of Düren, south-west of Köln, adjacent to the county of Jülich.  Adalbert Graf von Nörvenich was also known as Graf von Molbach (now located in the town of Untermaubach) from the mid-12th century.  The counties were inherited by the Graf von Jülich in the late 12th century.  The primary sources which have been consulted are insufficiently explicit to assert with certainty that the Grafen von Nörvenich shared a common ancestry with the Grafen von Saffenberg. 

 

 

1.         HERMANN (-after 1028).  Graf von Nörvenich.  Pfalzgraf Ezzo donated property “ad Lovenich” to Braunweiler by charter dated 1028, witnessed by "...nec non coram comitibus Christiano de Hudenkirchen, Hermanno de Norvenich"[923].   

 

2.         HERMANN von Nörvenich (-after 27 Sep 1074).  Anno Archbishop of Köln divided the church of Neutz St. Qurin, founded by "Euerhardus comes Clivensis et matrona nobilis Berta comitissa uxor sua" between the church and the archbishopric by charter dated 27 Sep 1074, witnessed by "...Hermannus de Noruenich..."[924]same person as...?  HERMANN von Saffenberg (-[27 Sep 1074/1081])

 

3.         ADOLF, son of HERMANN von Saffenberg & his wife Gepa --- (after 1081)Graf von Nörvenich.  Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated "parochiam...Emba...decimis" to Köln St. Pantaleon by charter dated 1081, witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Guliche, Adolfus comes de Noruenich et frater eius Adelbertus de Saphenberg"[925]

 

4.         ADALBERT [I] (-after 1117).  Graf von Nörvenich.  [Sigewin Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Rees, where her parents were buried, made by "Irmengarda…comitissa" by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adelbrat comes, Adolph de Monte, Gerhart de Gulecho, De Saphenberch Adelbrecht, Hesse comes…"[926].  It is not certain that “Adelbrat comes” was the Graf von Nörvenich, but this appears probable.]  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Köln St Cecilia by charter dated 1094, witnessed by "…Adelbreht comes de Safenberg, Gerhart comes de Guliche, Adelbreht comes de Noruenig, Gerhart de Hostathen, Ethelger de Heingebach, Megenhere de Randenrothe…"[927].  This charter demonstrates that Adalbert [I] Graf von Nörvenich was not the same person as Adalbert Graf von Saffenberg, both of whom are named as witnesses in the document.  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Siegburg abbey by charter dated 1096, which names "Adalberti comitis de Noruenich loci ipsius advocati"[928].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Siegburg, including property donated "per manum Adalberti advocati", by charter dated 1102, witnessed by “Adalbertus comes et advocatus...[929].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated serfs to Köln St Severin, with the consent of "Francone urbis nostre prefecto", by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Gerhardo comite de Gelre, Adelberto de Safenberg, Adelberto de Nervennich, Herimanno de Udenkircha, Gerhardo de Julicho, Gerhardo de Hoinstathe, Gerlacho de Isenburch et fratre sui Regenbaldo, Harperno de Randenrothe…"[930].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln founded a church of Siegburg by charter dated 1117, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Noruenich...[931]

 

5.         ADALBERT [II] (-1152 or after)Graf von Nörvenich.  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of Kloster Hamborn by "Gerardus de Hoinstath" by charter dated 1139 witnessed by "…Adelbertus comes de Noruenick…"[932].  Konrad III King of Germany dismissed claims by "comes Adelbertus de Noruenich" to property "in silva…Osninch" claimed from Kloster Brauweiler by charter dated 14 Sep 1141, witnessed by "…comes Arnoldus de Cleuia, comes Adolfus de Monte, comes Heinricus de Gelra, comes Adolfus de Saphenberch, Gerardus puer comes de Iuliaco, Godefridus de Arnesberch, Herimannus de Cuich…"[933]m ([1133]) as her second husband, ALEIDIS van Kuyc, widow of ARNOLD von Rode, daughter of HENDRIK Heer van Kuyc & his wife Alveradis [von Hochstaden].  The Annales Egmundani name "Aleida" as sister of "Godefridus [de Arnesburch] et Hermannus [de Kuk]" and wife of "Arnoldi de Rothen"[934].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Godefridus…de Arnsberch ac Hermannus de Kuyc famosi comites et…fratres" had "neptim…Heylwigim, ex Adelheydi sorore sua ac Arnoldo de Rothem" specifying that "Hermannus…avunculus" became her guardian after her parents died[935].  Heiress of the Waldgrafschaft Osning.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. 

 

6.         ADALBERT [III] (-21 May 1177)Graf von Nörvenich.  Reinald Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 22 Feb 1166 relating to the division of their inheritance between "domna Elisabeth de Randenrothe…[et] sororem eius comitissam de Mere domnam…Hildegundem", with the consent of "filiorum ac filiarum domne Elisabeth", witnessed by "…Albertus comes de Noruenich…"[936]Graf von Molbach.  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Altenburg by charter dated 1166 witnessed by "…Albertus comes de Molbach, Willelmus comes Iuliacensis, Comes Euerardus de Altina et frater eius comes Engilbertus…"[937].  Kloster Gladbach bought property in Razlinden by charter dated 1172 witnessed by "Henrico duce de Lenburch, Alberto comite de Molbach, Henrico comite de Kesle, Engilberto comite de Monte, Herimanno comite de Mulennarchen…"[938].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation made by "Wilhelmi de Hamersbach" to Köln St. Peter by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "...Albertus comes de Molbach…"[939].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "advocatiam" of Schwarzrheindorf to “Lodewicus de Genderstorp” by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "...Albertus comes de Molbach..."[940].  A charter dated 24 May 1177 records the death "XII Kal Jun" of "Alberti comitis de Molbach" and the donation to the church of Grefrath made by "Aleidis uxor ipsius et Alueradis filia mea et Wilhelmus comes gener mea" for his soul[941]m ADELHEID von Vianden, daughter of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Vianden & his wife --- (-after 1190, bur Niederprüm).  A charter dated 24 May 1177 records the death "XII Kal Jun" of "Alberti comitis de Molbach" and the donation to the church of Grefrath made by "Aleidis uxor ipsius et Alueradis filia mea et Wilhelmus comes gener mea" for his soul[942].  Gerhard Abbot of Prüm founded Kloster Niederprüm for nuns, appointed "nobilem mulierem linea consanguinitatis nobis proximam…Sophyam" as abbess, and confirmed the donation made by "soror mea Adheleidis commitissa de Mölbach…vidua" of property "Houerode" held by "proavo, avo et patre", by charter dated 1190[943].  Her place of burial is confirmed by the charter dated 22 Jul 1207 under which [her daughter] "Alueradis…comitissa de Molbach" donated property "in Nuinkerchen quod ad me ab avo et matre mea" to Kloster Niederprüm, in which her mother was buried[944].  Adalbert [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALVERADIS (-[7 Mar 1216/26 Apr 1245]).  "Comitissa Aleidis de Molbach et filia eius Alveradis comitissa Juliacensis et maritus eiusdem Alveradis Wilhelmus comes" donated property "in Heistrebach" to Heisterbach abbey, for the soul of "comitis Alberti de Molbach", by undated charter, dated to [1175] in the compilation[945].  A charter dated 24 May 1177 records the death "XII Kal Jun" of "Alberti comitis de Molbach" and the donation to the church of Grefrath made by "Aleidis uxor ipsius et Alueradis filia mea et Wilhelmus comes gener mea" for his soul[946].  "Alueradis…comitissa de Molbach" donated property "in Nuinkerchen quod ad me ab avo et matre mea" to Kloster Niederprüm, in which her mother was buried, by charter dated 22 Jul 1207, witnessed by "Gerardus clericus filius comitis de Viannen, Fridericus et Gerardus clerici filii comitis de Salemene…"[947].  "Alveradis comitissa de Mulbach" noted that "Wilhelmus Juliacensis comes, primus maritus meus" had donated "hereditatem meam…Supernouale" to the church of St Marie and St Nikolas in Vossenich without her knowledge and that she confirmed the donation after his death, by charter dated 1208[948].  A charter dated 7 Mar 1216 confirmed the donation by "nobilis matrona Alveradis…comitissa de Molbach" to Altenberg abbey, with the consent of "marito ipsius domino Ottone de Wikerode", by charter dated 7 Mar 1216[949].  It should be noted that the county of Molbach was granted to her first husband’s successor, Wilhelm [III] Graf von Jülich, in 1208 (see below), and not to Alveradis’s second husband.  "Otto de Wickerode" confirmed that "domina Alveradis de Molbag bone memorie uxor nostra" had donated the church of Lobberich to Knechtsteden abbey by charter dated 26 Apr 1245[950]m firstly WILHELM [II] "der Grosse" Graf von Jülich, son of WILHELM [I] Graf von Jülich & his wife --- (-1207).  m secondly ([1207/08]) OTTO [II] Herr von Wickrath, son of OTTO von Ahr Herr von Wickrath & his wife --- (-after 26 Apr 1245). 

 

 

 

J.      HERREN von REIFFERSCHEID

 

 

Reifferscheid is about 10 kilometres due east of Blankenheim, in the southern part of the present-day German state of Rheinland-Pfalz.  In early medieval times, the territory lay in the Eifelgau.  The Herrschaft Reifferscheid was located south of the county of Jülich, west of the county of Hochstaden, and north-west of the county of Blankenheim.  It is referred to in secondary sources as “Reichsherrschaft Reifferscheid”[951], indicating that the Herren von Reifferscheid were direct vassals of the kings of Germany.  Its territory was divided into four major areas divided by the Herrschaft Wildenberg, apparently held by a younger branch of the same family.  By 1300, the Herren von Reifferscheid were vassals of the Grafen von Berg, as shown by the charter dated 18 May 1300 under which "Johannes dominus de Riferscheit” sold “duos mansos...infra Bedeburc et Blankinberg” to “domino nostro domino Wilhelmo comiti de Monte[952]

 

The possible family origin of the Herren von Reifferscheid is the subject of some controversy.  Ernst’s Histoire de Limbourg states that “c’est de Gérard de Limbourg que descendent les seigneurs de Reifferscheid[953].  “Gérard de Limbourg” is identified as Gerard, younger son of Walram [II] Graaf van Limburg, Duke of Lower Lotharingia and younger brother of Hendrik II Duke of Limburg, who is recorded in sources until 4 Aug 1166 (see the document LIMBURG).  Ernst cites no specific primary sources which confirm his suggestion and his discussion of the background is far from clear.  A possible family connection between the dukes of Limburg and the Herren von Reifferscheid is based on four arguments: 

·       Firstly, a charter dated 1130 suggests that the Herrschaft Reifferscheid was then held by the dukes of Limburg[954]:  Walram [II] granted the right to cut wood “in suo singulari nemore, quod castello Reiferscheit est vicinum” (among other properties) to Steinfeld abbey by charter dated 1130, the same document recording that Friedrich Archbishop of Köln granted the right of patronage “in capellam memorato castro continguam” to “praefato duce vel quovis legitimo eiusdem hærede[955].  This suggestion is inconsistent with Reifferscheid being a “Reichsherrschaft” as noted above, although it is possible that the holder of Reifferscheid castle later sold it to the kings of Germany who then granted it as an imperial fief. 

·       Secondly, a charter dated 1198 concerning the excommunication of Konrad von Schleiden (in connection with property of the church of Steinfeld) was witnessed by “Liberi: Henricus [Hendrik II Duke of Limburg], Walramus, Fridericus filii eius, Gerhardus de Reifferscheid et Philippus fratres eius...[956].  The wording of the witness list in this charter, as reproduced by Hugo, would indicate that Gerhard and Philipp were brothers of “Henricus”, who is named first in the list.  However, Ernst casts doubt on the wording of the document.  He suggests that "il paraît que c’est une faute d’impression, comme il y en a tant dans les chartes publiées par M. Hugo" and that the text should read “Gerhardus de Reifferscheid et Philippus frater eius[957].  Ernst implies that Schannat’s Eiflia Illustrata also discusses the point, although apart from stating that Gerhard [I] and Philipp [I] were brothers Schannat provides no discussion about the wording of the 1198 charter at all[958].  The implication of Ernst’s discussion is that he had not seen the original charter and was just speculating.  If the actual wording of the charter as reproduced by Hugo is accepted, Gerhard [I] von Reifferscheid was the same person as Gerard van Limburg, and Philipp [I] was another otherwise unrecorded son of Walram [II].  If the wording of the charter should be corrected, the proximity of the Limburg and Reifferscheid names in this witness list still suggests a close connection between the two groups, which maybe reflected a family relationship. 

·       Thirdly, secondary sources usually show the descent of later Herren von Reifferscheid from Gerhard [I], although as noted below no primary sources have been identified which confirms that this descent is correct.  It is assumed that the descent is speculative and cannot be corroborated by documentary proof. 

·       Fourthly, a family relationship with the dukes of Limburg is indicated by the charter dated 1253 under which “viros nobiles consanguineis nostros...Gerardum dominum de Wassinberg et Johannem dictum de Rifirscheidt” were named as fiduciaries when Walram Duke of Limburg granted protection to the citizens of Köln along the road from Köln to Maastricht and Liège[959].  However, this charter is dated many years after the establishment of the Reifferscheid line, so the family relationship referred to in this document may have been through a later female line connection.  The same can be said about the charter dated 23 Apr 1282 under which “Johannes” declared that “dominus Henricus de Riferscheit patruus meus” had appointed him his successor following in the footsteps of “predecessorum suorum illustrium ducum in Limburg et marchionum in Arlo, de quibus originem ducerit tam sangwinis quam generose nobilitatis[960]

Turning to onomastics, if the two families were closely related it would be expected that the names Walram and Heinrich/Hendrik, closely associated with the Limburg family, would feature frequently among the Herren von Reifferscheid.  This is not the case.  In addition, the fact that the great-nephew of “Gerard de Limbourg”, the son of Hendrik III Duke of Limburg, was named as Herr von Wassenburg from 1212 (see the document LIMBURG) suggests that Gerard, son of Waleran [II], left no surviving issue. 

 

 

1.         HERMANN von Reifferscheid (-after 1176).  "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed the donation of revenue from Lomersheim made to the church of Rolduc [Rode] by "Kuniza filia Hermanni de Riverscheit cum eodem patre suo…cum marito suo Herimanno" by charter dated 1173, confirmed 1176 by Philipp Archbishop of Köln[961]m ---.  The name of Hermann’s wife is not known.  Hermann & his wife had one child: 

a)         KUNIZA von Reifferscheid (-after 1176).  "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed the donation of revenue from Lomersheim made to the church of Rolduc [Rode] by "Kuniza filia Hermanni de Riverscheit cum eodem patre suo…cum marito suo Herimanno" by charter dated 1173, confirmed 1176 by Philipp Archbishop of Köln[962]m HERMANN, son of ---. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified.  Their possible origin in the Limburg family is discussed in the introduction to this section. 

1.         GERHARD [I] von Reifferscheid (-after 1198).  “...Gerhardus de Riferscheit et Philippus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 18 Jul 1195 under which Gerhard Abbot of Prüm exchanged property with Hemerode[963].  “Liberi: Henricus, Walramus, Fridericus filii eius, Gerhardus de Reifferscheid et Philippus fratres eius, Henricus de Sundeheim et frater eius Godefridus...” witnessed the charter dated 1198 which records that “fratres de Blanckenheim Gerardus et Cunradus” had requested “decimam de novalibus in sylva...juxta castrum Schleyda” which was possessed by the church of Steinfeld, and that “Cunradum de Schleyde” had usurped the revenue and was excommunicated[964]

2.         PHILIPP [I] von Reifferscheid (-after 1198).  “...Gerhardus de Riferscheit et Philippus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 18 Jul 1195 under which Gerhard Abbot of Prüm exchanged property with Hemerode[965].  “Liberi: Henricus, Walramus, Fridericus filii eius, Gerhardus de Reifferscheid et Philippus fratres eius, Henricus de Sundeheim et frater eius Godefridus...” witnessed the charter dated 1198 which records that “fratres de Blanckenheim Gerardus et Cunradus” had requested “decimam de novalibus in sylva...juxta castrum Schleyda” which was possessed by the church of Steinfeld, and that “Cunradum de Schleyde” had usurped the revenue and was excommunicated[966].  Fahne indicates that Philipp inherited Wildenberg but does not cite the primary source which confirms that this information is correct[967]

 

 

1.         FRIEDRICH [I] von Reifferscheid (-after 29 Nov 1250).  According to Fahne, Friedrich [I] was the son of Gerhard [I] von Reifferscheid but he does not cite the primary source which confirms that this information is correct[968].  If, as suggested above, the Limburg family sold Reifferscheid to the kings of Germany who later awarded it as an imperial fief, it is possible that Friedrich [I] was entirely unrelated to earlier holders of the castle.  "Fridericus dominus castri Ripersceit" confirmed that "filia nostra Jutta puellula de Bedebure" had sold property “iuxta curtem Gumbrachtesheim” to Camp abbey by charter dated Feb 1226[969].  "...Fridericus de Riferscheit" witnessed the charter dated 1227 under which "Johannes...comes de Spanheim..." granted property to “domino Theoderico de Nigro monte [Schwarzenberg] et fratri suo Willelmo[970].  "...Fridericus de Rifirseit..." witnessed the charter dated 2 Jan 1238 (presumably O.S.) under which Theoderich Archbishop of Trier confirmed "castri...Hunoldisteyn" to “Metthildis et Loretta filia...consanguinei nostri Henrici bone memorie quondam comitis de Castris[971].  "...Fridericus de Ryferscheit..." witnessed the charter dated Nov 1240 under which "domina Elysabeth de Hengebach" established the dowry of “filiam nostram Margaretham” for the marriage to “domino Symoni de Spanheym[972].  “Friderico de Riferscheit, Waltero de Brunshorn viris nobilibus...” witnessed the charter dated 1242 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln established privileges of Deutz abbey[973].  "...Fredericus de Rifirscheid..." witnessed the charter dated 29 Nov 1250 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln, at the request of “domine Elyse sororis nostre”, granted property to "Margarete filius ipsius uxori domini Symonis viri nobilis de Spanheim"[974]m ---.  The name of Friedrich’s wife is not known.  The reference to Bedbur in connection with this couple’s daughter suggests that her mother may have been heiress of Bedbur.  Friedrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         JUTTA von Bedbur .  "Fridericus dominus castri Ripersceit" confirmed that "filia nostra Jutta puellula de Bedebure" had sold property “iuxta curtem Gumbrachtesheim” to Camp abbey by charter dated Feb 1226[975]

 

 

1.         --- von Reifferscheid (-before 10 Sep 1250).  No primary source has been identified which names the father of Johann [I] von Reifferscheid.  From a chronological point of view only, he could have been Friedrich [I] von Reifferscheid who is named above.  m [--- von Hengebach, daughter of EBERHARD [II] von Hengebach & his wife Jutta von Jülich].  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the following charter.  "W. comitem de Kessele, Arnoldum dominum de Diste, G. fratrem eius, F. dominum de Blankenhem, Johannem de Riperset...consanguineos nostros, viros nobiles..." acted as fiduciaries under the charter dated 10 Sep 1250 under which “Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis” appointed arbitrators to settle a dispute with Konrad Archbishop of Köln[976].  In this document, the first four fiduciaries acting for Wilhelm [IV] Graf von Jülich were his cousins, children of his paternal aunts probably named in order of their seniority within the family.  It is reasonable to suppose that the fifth fiduciary, Johann von Reifferscheid, also described as “consanguineus” of Graf Wilhelm, was descended from another of his aunts.  [Two] children: 

a)         JOHANN [I] von Reifferscheid (-[1253/1254])Herr von Reifferscheid.  "...Ph. de Wildenberg, Johannem et Heinricum de Rifircheit, Ar. dominum de Dist, Ludolphum de Dicka, C. dominum de Mulenarke..." acted as fiduciaries under the charter dated Jan 1248 which records the settlement of a dispute between Konrad Archbishop of Köln and “virum nobilem Waleramum de Juliaco...[977].  “...Dominus Johannes de Rifferscheit...” witnessed the charter dated 1 May 1248 under which "Megthildis quondam comitissa Seynensis" exchanged "medietate castri Hunoltstein" with “nobili viro Frederico domino de Blankenheim cum sua uxore[978]"W. comitem de Kessele, Arnoldum dominum de Diste, G. fratrem eius, F. dominum de Blankenhem, Johannem de Riperset...consanguineos nostros, viros nobiles..." acted as fiduciaries under the charter dated 10 Sep 1250 under which “Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis” appointed arbitrators to settle a dispute with Konrad Archbishop of Köln[979].  Herr von Bedbur.  “Viros nobiles consanguineis nostros...Gerardum dominum de Wassinberg et Johannem dictum de Rifirscheidt” were named as fiduciaries in the charter dated 1253 under which Walram Duke of Limburg granted protection to the citizens of Köln along the road from Köln to Maastricht and Liège[980]m JUTTA von Isenburg, daughter of DIETRICH von Isenburg Herr von Kempenich & his wife Adela --- (-after 1278).  "Jutta relicta bone memorie domini Johanni de Beydebure" confirmed the agreement between "dominum et maritum meum et fratrem meum Gerhardum dominum de Kempinich" regarding property “in Budindorp” by charter dated 25 Apr 1254, witnessed by “...F. dominus de Blankinheym, F. dominus de Sleyde, H. dominus de Rifirscheit, G. dominus de Dollendorp[981].  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" with “fratres cum sororibus deinceps fratri nostro...Gerhardo viro nobili domino de Kempenich” by charter dated 1258, witnessed by “...Fr. domini de Blanckenheim, F. domini de Sleyde, Ph. domini de Wildenberg[982].  “Jutte vrowe van Bethbure” renounced rights over vines inherited from “die grevinne Mechtilt...zu Seyne” in favour of “Frideriche van Rypherscheit mime sone” by charter dated 1276[983].  “Fredericus dominus de Bedebure...Henricus et Johannes de Riferscheyt fratres predicti Frederici...cum matre nostra...Johannes iunior frater...cum matre nostra” donated property to Kloster Campen, with the consent of “matris necnon...et fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated Dec 1276[984].  “Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium” sold their rights in the succession of “parentum nostrorum...domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich” to “fratri nostro...Gerhardo...domino de Kempenich” by charter dated 1278[985].  Johann [I] & his wife had five children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH [II] von Reifferscheid (-[8 Apr 1277/17 Jan 1281]).  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" by charter dated 1258[986].  Herr von Bedbur.  Herr von Malberg, maybe de iure uxoris

-         HERREN von MALBERG (REIFFERSCHEID)

ii)         HEINRICH von Reifferscheid (-after 8 Apr 1277).  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" by charter dated 1258[987].  “Fredericus dominus de Bedebure...Henricus et Johannes de Riferscheyt fratres predicti Frederici...cum matre nostra...Johannes iunior frater...cum matre nostra” donated property to Kloster Campen, with the consent of “matris necnon...et fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated Dec 1276[988].  "…Fridericus et Henricus frater eius de Ryferscheyt…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[989]

iii)        JOHANN [II] von Reifferscheid (-[3 Sep 1316/8 Jan 1317]).  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" by charter dated 1258[990]

-         see below

iv)        JOHANN von Reifferscheid (-after 19 Feb 1281).  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" by charter dated 1258[991].  Herr von Malberg.  “Fredericus dominus de Bedebure...Henricus et Johannes de Riferscheyt fratres predicti Frederici...cum matre nostra...Johannes iunior frater...cum matre nostra” donated property to Kloster Campen, with the consent of “matris necnon...et fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated Dec 1276[992].  "Johannes de Beddeburc, et Johannes de Moylberg, filius quondam domini Fryderici de Ryferscheit militis" confirmed that, if "ex parte filiorum fratris mei Johannis de Beddeburc, videlicet fratrum meorum Johnnis de Moylberg predicti, qui adhuc ad annos nondum pervenerunt", the Teutonic Knights at Gürath would hold “foresta...Greuenvorst”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1281[993]

v)         MECHTILD von Reifferscheid (-after 22 Jul 1287).  “Johannes...dominus de Ripersceit”, for himself and on behalf of “sorore nostra domina Methilde uxore viri nobilis domini Wilhelmi de Stailburg”, renounced rights over property “in Paffendorp”, held by their mother, in favour of Essen abbey, for the soul of “matris nostre”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1287[994]m WILHELM von Stolberg, son of --- (-after 22 Jul 1287). 

b)         HEINRICH von Reifferscheid (-after 1254).  "...Ph. de Wildenberg, Johannem et Heinricum de Rifircheit, Ar. dominum de Dist, Ludolphum de Dicka, C. dominum de Mulenarke..." acted as fiduciaries under the charter dated Jan 1248 which records the settlement of a dispute between Konrad Archbishop of Köln and “virum nobilem Waleramum de Juliaco...[995].  Although this document does not specify the family relationship between them, this is confirmed by the charter of his nephew Johann [II] von Reifferscheid dated 23 Apr 1282 quoted below.  Herr von Reifferscheidt.  “Philippus dominus de Wildenberg” donated property in Oberbachem to Steinfeld abbey at the request of “consanguinei mei Henrici domini de Reifferscheit” by charter dated 1254[996]m AGNES van Kuyc, daughter of --- (-after 23 Apr 1282).  “Johannes...dominus de Rifirscheit” declared that “dominus Henricus de Riferscheit patruus meus”, childless, had appointed him his successor and made donations following in the footsteps of “predecessorum suorum illustrium ducum in Limburg et marchionum in Arlo, de quibus originem ducerit tam sangwinis quam generose nobilitatis”, with the consent of “domine Agnetis de Kuc coniugis sue”, by charter dated 23 Apr 1282[997]

 

 

JOHANN [II] von Reifferscheid, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Reifferscheid & his wife Jutta von Isenburg (-[3 Sep 1316/8 Jan 1317]).  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" by charter dated 1258[998]Herr von Reifferscheid.  “Fredericus dominus de Bedebure...Henricus et Johannes de Riferscheyt fratres predicti Frederici...cum matre nostra...Johannes iunior frater...cum matre nostra” donated property to Kloster Campen, with the consent of “matris necnon...et fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated Dec 1276[999].  Sifrid Archbishop of Köln and "Gerardus dictus Scherfchin miles" confirmed that "matronam dominam Methildem quondam comitissam Senensem" and “Johannem dominum de Rifercheit” had reached agreement on “feodo quod et que quondam Fridericus dominus de Rifercheit, frater ipsius Johannis...tenebat ab ipsa domina comitissa” by charter dated 17 Jan 1281[1000].  "Johannes de Beddeburc, et Johannes de Moylberg, filius quondam domini Fryderici de Ryferscheit militis" confirmed that, if "ex parte filiorum fratris mei Johannis de Beddeburc, videlicet fratrum meorum Johnnis de Moylberg predicti, qui adhuc ad annos nondum pervenerunt", the Teutonic Knights at Gürath would hold “foresta...Greuenvorst”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1281[1001].  “Johannes...dominus de Rifirscheit” declared that “dominus Henricus de Riferscheit patruus meus”, childless, had appointed him his successor and donated property following in the footsteps of “predecessorum suorum illustrium ducum in Limburg et marchionum in Arlo, de quibus originem ducerit tam sangwinis quam generose nobilitatis”, with the consent of “domine Agnetis de Kuc coniugis sue”, by charter dated 23 Apr 1282[1002].  “Johannes...dominus de Ripersceit”, for himself and on behalf of “sorore nostra domina Methilde uxore viri nobilis domini Wilhelmi de Stailburg”, renounced rights over property “in Paffendorp”, held by their mother, in favour of Essen abbey, for the soul of “matris nostre”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1287[1003]"Johannes nobilis vir dominus de Riferscheit miles” granted jurisdiction previously exercised by Camp abbey to “villam parochialem de Ouwenheim”, with the consent of “Cunegundis uxoris nostre”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1290, sealed by “nepotis nostri nobilis viri Johannis domini de Mailberg[1004].  “Johannes dominus de Riferscheit et Kunegundis...coniux nostra cum Johanne filio nostro primogenito” donated property “in villa de Dreisse apud Reinbach” to Steinfeld abbey, and agreed to obtain the consent of “consanguinei nostri de Kempenich dominus Theodericus et frater suus Symon necnon et Johannes de Mailberg et frater suus Rudolfus”, by charter dated 20 Mar 1293[1005].  “Joanne domino de Ryferscheit” founded Bedbur monastery by charter dated 27 Jan 1299[1006]"Johannes dominus de Riferscheit” sold “duos mansos...infra Bedeburc et Blankinberg” to “domino nostro domino Wilhelmo comiti de Monte” by charter dated 18 May 1300[1007].  "Gerardus dominus de Blankenheym et Fredericus eius primogenitus" acknowledged that Wicbold Archbishop of Köln had freed him from capture by “Henricum borgravium de Drakenvels” by charter dated 14 Mar 1300, witnessed by “nobilium virorum Johannis de Ryferscheyt et Gerlaci de Dollendorp dominorum[1008].  "Rudolphus miles de Ryferscheit ac dominus de Mylendunc" sold “bona mea de Wurme” to “nobili viro domino de Hensberg”, naming as fiduciaries “dominum Gerardum comitem Juliacensem, Johannem dominum de Ryferscheit patruum meum, Henricum fratrem meum de Moylsberg...”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1302[1009].  “Johannes de Rifferscheidt et de Bedtbuhr et Cunegundis eius uxor” sold property to Kloster Camp by charter dated 28 Dec 1302[1010].  “Johannes vir nobilis dominus de Riferscheyt” donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 3 Sep 1316[1011]

m KUNIGUNDE, daughter of --- (-after 22 Jul 1318).  "Johannes nobilis vir dominus de Riferscheit miles” granted jurisdiction previously exercised by Camp abbey to “villam parochialem de Ouwenheim”, with the consent of “Cunegundis uxoris nostre”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1290, sealed by “nepotis nostri nobilis viri Johannis domini de Mailberg[1012].  “Johannes dominus de Riferscheit et Kunegundis...coniux nostra cum Johanne filio nostro primogenito” donated property “in villa de Dreisse apud Reinbach” to Steinfeld abbey, and agreed to obtain the consent of “consanguinei nostri de Kempenich dominus Theodericus et frater suus Symon necnon et Johannes de Mailberg et frater suus Rudolfus”, by charter dated 20 Mar 1293[1013].  “Johannes de Rifferscheidt et de Bedtbuhr et Cunegundis eius uxor” sold property to Kloster Camp by charter dated 28 Dec 1302[1014].  “Nobilis matrona Cunegundis relicta quondam nobilis viri domini Johannis domini de Ryfferscheyth et Henricus eius filius canonicus Coloniensis ac Ponezettha eius soror necnon Ryckarda relicta nobilis viri quondam domini Johannis iunioris domini de Ryfferscheyt et Johannes filius eiusdem relicte nunc dominus de Ryfferscheyth, nobiles” sold property to Köln St. Severin by charter dated 8 Jan 1317[1015].  “Konegundis relicta quondam felicis recordationis --- domini de Ryferscheyt et domina de Bethbure et Henricus eius filius dominus de Bethbure” confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Camp and Hüchelhoven by charter dated 22 Jul 1318[1016].  “Johann Herr von Reifferscheid und Mechtold seine Frau” granted Reifferscheid to the kings of Bohemia as Counts of Luxembourg as a fief by charter dated 1331, witnessed by “Graf Ruprecht von Virneburg und Heinrich von Malberg, beide Oheime, und Ludwig von Randerode, Schwager Johanns[1017].  The precise family relationship between the grantors and the family of the Grafen von Virneburg has not been ascertained.  One possibility is that the relationship was through Kunigunde whose family origin has not otherwise been confirmed in any other primary source identified. 

Johann [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         JOHANN [III] von Reifferscheid (-[3 Sep 1316/8 Jan 1317]).  “Johannes dominus de Riferscheit et Kunegundis...coniux nostra cum Johanne filio nostro primogenito” donated property “in villa de Dreisse apud Reinbach” to Steinfeld abbey, and agreed to obtain the consent of “consanguinei nostri de Kempenich dominus Theodericus et frater suus Symon necnon et Johannes de Mailberg et frater suus Rudolfus”, by charter dated 20 Mar 1293[1018].  Heinrich [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the betrothal of "Ottone comite Clevensi" and “Mechtildem filiam quondam Roperti comitis de Virnenborg fratris nostri”, naming as fiduciaries “...Johannem de Ryferscheyt primogenitum Johannis domini de Ryferscheyt...”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1308[1019]Herr von Reifferscheid: Johann [III] is called “dominus” in the charter dated 8 Jan 1317 quoted below. The implication is that he succeeded his father but died soon afterwards.  m RICHARDIS von Salm, daughter of WILHELM [III] Graf von Salm & his wife [Catherine] de Prouvy (-after 6 Mar [1330/31]).  “Nobilis matrona Cunegundis relicta quondam nobilis viri domini Johannis domini de Ryfferscheyth et Henricus eius filius canonicus Coloniensis ac Ponezettha eius soror necnon Ryckarda relicta nobilis viri quondam domini Johannis iunioris domini de Ryfferscheyt et Johannes filius eiusdem relicte nunc dominus de Ryfferscheyth, nobiles” sold property to Köln St. Severin by charter dated 8 Jan 1317[1020].  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 1 Jun 1318 under which “Richarda domina de Riferscheit...cum Johanne filio nostro unigenito...herede dicti dominii” mortgaged property to “Johanni et Tilkino fratribus de Wesene...”, and “Gerhardus comes Juliacensis et Wilhelmus filius eiusdem” acted as guarantors for “Richarda iam dicta nostra nepte et Johanne filio eiusdem[1021], taken together with the later inheritance by her descendant of the county of Salm as nearest heir to Heinrich [VI] Graf von Salm (who died in 1415, see the document LUXEMBOURG).  Two factors suggest that “neptis” in the 1 Jun 1318 document should be interpreted as great-niece not niece (in relation to Graf Gerhard [V]), in which case Richardis was the granddaughter of Wilhelm [II] Graf von Salm and his wife Richardis von Jülich.  Firstly, the chronology is more favourable to Richardis being Gerhard [V]’s great-niece, given the marriage date of Richardis von Jülich and Johann [III] von Reifferscheid’s son and successor being a minor when Johann died.  Secondly, this family relationship provides the best explanation for the Papal dispensation dated 17 Jan 1348 for the marriage of Johann [III]’s probable daughter Ermesinde to Johann [II] von Bilstein (see below)[1022].  That dispensation refers to 4° consanguinity between the parties to the marriage.  However, Johann [II] von Bilstein was separated by only 3° consanguinity from their common ancestor, Wilhelm [III] Graf von Jülich.  Johann [III] von Reifferscheid’s wife being the great-niece of Graf Gerhard [V] would provide the necessary 4° consanguinity connection.  The identity of Richardis’s father as Wilhelm [III] Graf von Salm also requires some explanation.  A completely different source (relating to Ostrevant) shows that the mother of Renier de Choiseul’s wife (see LUXEMBOURG) was “--- de Prouvy” and that Renier’s wife was therefore the daughter of Wilhelm [III] Graf von Salm.  Renier’s descendant unsuccessfully claimed the county of Salm, following the death in 1415 without direct heirs of Heinrich [VI] Graf von Salm, but the Council of Luxembourg judged in favour of Johann von Reifferscheid who was one of Richardis’s descendants (see judgment dated 5 Feb 1455, quoted in LUXEMBOURG).  The acceptance of the Reifferscheid claim over the Choiseul claim was presumably based on the family seniority of the Reifferscheid candidate (although the 5 Feb 1455 does not compare the merits of the two claims).  If that is correct, the only reasonable explanation is that Richardis was the older sister of the wife of Renier de Choiseul and was therefore also the daughter of Wilhelm [III].  This conclusion is consistent with Vannérus stating that the only “proof” submitted by the successful Reifferscheid claimant to the Council of Luxembourg was that his relationship with Heinrich [VI] Graf von Salm “ne dépassait pas le huitième degré[1023]: if their common ancestor was Wilhelm [III] Graf von Salm, three generations separated Heinrich [VI] from him, while five generations separated Johann [VI] von Reifferscheid[1024], totalling 8° consanguinity.  It should be noted that the judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names Heinrich [IV] Graf von Salm and his sister Isabelle as the only children of Graf Wilhelm [III][1025].  However, it would not be surprising that the Choiseul-Aigremont claimants adduced no evidence of the competing Reifferscheid claim to the court at the time.  [A completely different family origin is indicated by Europäische Stammtafeln, which shows the wife of Johann [III] von Reifferscheid as Richardis von der Mark, daughter of Eberhard [I] Graf von der Mark & his second wife ---[1026].  Given that Graf Eberhard [I]’s second marriage can be dated to after Mar 1294, this suggestion appears impossible from a chronological point of view given that Richardis’s son is named in the charter dated 8 Jan 1317 in which he is described as “dominus”.  He was therefore probably an adolescent at the time, although not having reached the age of majority.]  “Arnoldus dominus de Randenroide et Hadwigis conthorales” transferred “castrum nostrum dictum Staylburg” for life to “Richarde domine de Riuerscheit” by charter dated 18 Mar 1324[1027].  Richardis is named as living in the 6 Mar 1330 (O.S.?) charter quoted below.  Johann [III] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         JOHANN [IV] von Reifferscheid (-1366)Herr von Reifferscheid.  “Nobilis matrona Cunegundis relicta quondam nobilis viri domini Johannis domini de Ryfferscheyth et Henricus eius filius canonicus Coloniensis ac Ponezettha eius soror necnon Ryckarda relicta nobilis viri quondam domini Johannis iunioris domini de Ryfferscheyt et Johannes filius eiusdem relicte nunc dominus de Ryfferscheyth, nobiles” sold property to Köln St. Severin by charter dated 8 Jan 1317[1028].  “Richarda domina de Riferscheit...cum Johanne filio nostro unigenito...herede dicti dominii” mortgaged property to “Johanni et Tilkino fratribus de Wesene...”, and “Gerhardus comes Juliacensis et Wilhelmus filius eiusdem” acted as guarantors for “Richarda iam dicta nostra nepte et Johanne filio eiusdem”, by charter dated 1 Jun 1318[1029]"Willam greve van Gulge inde Ropprech greve van Virnenburch" confirmed a division of their inheritance between “Heinrichs van Ryffersscheyt” and “heren Johans van Ryfferscheyt”, recording that “vrouwe Rycharde heren Johans moder” held property “eyren weydeim...zo Hoinkirgen” and that “heren was van Rifferscheit, Henrichs vader, inde heren Johans ange was” had held properrty “zo Hillisheym”, that “Henrich...inde Johan sin neyve” would share “de burch zo Beydebure” subject to payments to “her Johan sinre husvrouwen...Mettolde van Randenroyde” and “Hackenbroyche...Hoinkirgen” while protecting rights of “vrouwe Rycharde heren Johans moder”, and that Heinrich should have “den dorperen Blyderich, Kirchtorp inde dey zwey Troistorp allit dat recht dat Gerart van der Dicke, heren Conraiz vader, nu is, ain den vurgesprochenen dorperen hadde”, by charter dated 6 Mar 1330 (O.S.?)[1030].  “Johann Herr von Reifferscheid und Mechtold seine Frau” granted Reifferscheid to the kings of Bohemia as Counts of Luxembourg as a fief by charter dated 1331, witnessed by “Graf Ruprecht von Virneburg und Heinrich von Malberg, beide Oheime, und Ludwig von Randerode, Schwager Johanns[1031]"Reynolt...Hertzoeghe zu Gelre inde greve zu Suytphen" settled a dispute between “Johanne heirren zu Ryferscheit” and “heren Walrauen van Salmen, vrouwen Johannen die heren Henrichs van Ryferscheyt wyf was, inde Johannen irre dochtere” concerning the inheritance of Heinrich von Reifferscheid by charter dated 26 Jan 1341[1032].  “...Johanne greuen zu Seyne unsen suager, hern Wilhem greuen zu Wede onsen sun, heren Arnolde herren zu Blanckenheym, heren Johanne herren zy Ryferscheit, heren Walrauen van Salmen, heren Reynarde herren zu Schonenuorst, heren Oisten van Eltzlo...” were named among the guarantors of the marriage contract dated 7 Feb 1357 between "Philippen doychter uns hertzogen ind suster unss greuen van den Berge" and "Goedarde van Heynsberg herren zu Dalenbroych, broyder sun unss greue van Loen"[1033].  “Johann Herr von Reifferscheid und seine Frau Metz” granted dowry to “ihrer Tochter Richarda, Frau des Johann, Herr von Reide” by charter dated 29 Jun 1365, sealed by “der Aussteller, ihrer Söhne Ludwig, Grelle und Reinhard und des Herzogs Wilhelm von Jülich[1034]m (before 6 Mar 1330) MECHTILD von Randerode, daughter of ARNOLD von Randerode & his wife Katharina --- (-after 1365).  "Willam greve van Gulge inde Ropprech greve van Virnenburch" confirmed a division of their inheritance between “Heinrichs van Ryffersscheyt” and “heren Johans van Ryfferscheyt”, naming “vrouwe Rycharde heren Johans moder...heren was van Rifferscheit, Heinrichs vader...her Johan sinre husvrouwen vrouwe Mettolde van Randenroyde”, and specifying that “allit dat recht dat Gerart van der Dicke, heren Conraiz vader, nu is, ain den vurgesprochenen dorperen hadde, dat is Heinrichs alleyne”, by charter dated 6 Mar 1330 (O.S.?)[1035].  “Johann Herr von Reifferscheid und Mechtold seine Frau” granted Reifferscheid to the kings of Bohemia as Counts of Luxembourg as a fief by charter dated 1331, witnessed by “Graf Ruprecht von Virneburg und Heinrich von Malberg, beide Oheime, und Ludwig von Randerode, Schwager Johanns[1036].  The precise family relationship between the grantors and the family of the Grafen von Virneburg has not been ascertained.  “Johann Herr von Reifferscheid und seine Frau Metz” granted dowry to “ihrer Tochter Richarda, Frau des Johann, Herr von Reide” by charter dated 29 Jun 1365, sealed by “der Aussteller, ihrer Söhne Ludwig, Grelle und Reinhard und des Herzogs Wilhelm von Jülich[1037].  Johann [IV] & his wife had children: 

i)          REINHARD von Reifferscheid (-after 22 Feb 1388).  “Johann Herr von Reifferscheid und seine Frau Metz” granted dowry to “ihrer Tochter Richarda, Frau des Johann, Herr von Reide” by charter dated 29 Jun 1365, sealed by “der Aussteller, ihrer Söhne Ludwig, Grelle und Reinhard und des Herzogs Wilhelm von Jülich[1038]Herr zu Reifferscheid, Bedbur und Stolzenberg.  “Reinhard Herr zu Reifferscheid” transferred “seine Mühle zu Becklor” for 15 years to “Julian von Kinzweiler” by charter dated 1 Oct 1366[1039].  “Reynart Herr zu Ryfferscheit” and his brother “Lodowich Kanonikus” at Köln Cathedral acknowledged a debt by charter dated 20 May 1374, witnessed by “...Heynrich van Reifferscheid...[1040]m as her second husband, MARIE de Looz, widow of --- von Bulant, daughter of --- (-after 3 Dec 1391).  “Johann Herr zu Reifferscheidt und Bedbur, Richarde von Bollandt seine...Hausfrau” confirmed that “wilne Reinhardt Herr zu Reifferscheidt undt zu Bedtbur unse ohme dem Gott gnade, Fraw Maria von Loin seine eheliche gesellinnen, Ludtwich herr zu Reifferscheidt und zu Hackenbroch unse Ohme” had purchased property from Kloster Camp by charter dated 3 Dec 1391[1041].  By charter dated 23 Nov 1419, Johann Pfalzgraf bei Rhein confirmed the settlement of a dispute between “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg wegen seiner Gattin Metza von Reifferscheid” and “Dietrich von Brandenburg Herr zu Stolzenburg”, noting (1) that Dietrich had granted “ein Viertel von Schloß und Herrschaft Stolzenburg” to “Wilhelm und Metza oder einen von ihnen”, that (2) Dietrich confirmed that ”der verstorbene Arnold von Bulant und seine Schwester Kunigund Mutter Dietrichs” had made payments relating to property taken from “dem verstorbenen Reiner von Reifferscheid und seiner Frau Maria von Loos”, Marie de Looz having acknowledged a debt to “ihrem Sohn Arnold von Bulant”, sealed by “...Agnes von Glymes Frau Dietrichs[1042]

ii)         HEINRICH von Reifferscheid (-26 Oct 1376).  He is named, and his parentage confirmed, in the 17 Mar 1357 charter quoted below under his wife.  “Reynart Herr zu Ryfferscheit” and his brother “Lodowich Kanonikus” at Köln Cathedral acknowledged a debt by charter dated 20 May 1374, witnessed by “...Heynrich van Reifferscheid...[1043]Herr zu Reifferscheidm ([7 Jan 1351/17 Mar 1357]) RICHARDIS von Dyck, daughter of KONRAD Herr von Dyck & his first wife Richardis ---.  "Conradus dominus de Dycka et Rycharda eius uxor" sold property “in Aldenhouen prope castrum nostrum dictum ter Dicken” to Köln St. Georg, with the approval of “Aleydis et Richarde filiarum nostrarum”, by charter dated 29 Oct 1334[1044].  "Conradus dominus de Dycka miles...necnon Ryckarde filie nostre" donated "jus patronatus ecclesia in Benebur prope Dickam" to Köln Cathedral by charter dated 7 Jan 1351 (placed in the compilation after 1350 charters: O.S./N.S.?)[1045].  “Conrad Herr zu Dyck” promised dowry payments to “Johann Herrn zu Reifferscheid und dessen Frau Metza sowie deren ältestem Sohne, Ritter Heinrich von Reifferscheid”, the last-named married to “Richarda, Tochter des genannten Conrad”, naming as guarantors “seine Verwandten und Freunde Wilhelm von Schleiden, Dompropst, Conrad von Schleiden, Propst von St. Gereon zu Cöln, Johann, Herr von Schleiden, Gerhard, Burggraf zu Odenkirchen, beide Ritter...”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1357[1046].  No indication has been found of the date of the marriage, but the mention of Richardis in the 29 Oct 1334 charter (indicating her birth a few years earlier) suggests that she may have married earlier, the 17 Mar 1357 charter representing a late confirmation of her father’s commitment to pay dowry to her husband.  Another possibility is that the wife of Heinrich von Reifferscheid was a different daughter named Richardis, born after the earlier Richardis had died.  Heinrich & his wife had children: 

(a)       JOHANN von Reifferscheid (-26 Oct 1418).  Herr von Reifferscheid.  “Gerhard Herr zu Dyck” settled disputes “mit seinem Schwestersohn Johann Herr zu Reifferscheid, Bedbur und Dyck” and appointed him as his heir “in der Herrlichkeit Dyck” by charter dated 6 Oct 1394[1047].  Herr von Dyck.  “Jakob Graf von Horn, Herr zu Altena, Montague und Kranendonk” promised payments to “seinem Neffen, Johann, Grafen zu Salm, Herrn zu Reifferscheid, Dyck und Alfter” by charter dated 23 Oct 1400[1048]

-         HERREN von REIFFERSCHEID[1049]

iii)        LUDWIG von Reifferscheid (-after 9 Feb 1392).  “Johann Herr von Reifferscheid und seine Frau Metz” granted dowry to “ihrer Tochter Richarda, Frau des Johann, Herr von Reide” by charter dated 29 Jun 1365, sealed by “der Aussteller, ihrer Söhne Ludwig, Grelle und Reinhard und des Herzogs Wilhelm von Jülich[1050].  “Reynart Herr zu Ryfferscheit” and his brother “Lodowich Kanonikus” at Köln Cathedral acknowledged a debt by charter dated 20 May 1374, witnessed by “...Heynrich van Reifferscheid...[1051]Heer van Kessenich (part), de iure uxoris.  “Johann Herr zu Reifferscheidt und Bedbur, Richarde von Bollandt seine...Hausfrau” confirmed that “wilne Reinhardt Herr zu Reifferscheidt undt zu Bedtbur unse ohme dem Gott gnade, Fraw Maria von Loin seine eheliche gesellinnen, Ludtwich herr zu Reifferscheidt und zu Hackenbroch unse Ohme” had purchased property from Kloster Camp by charter dated 3 Dec 1391[1052].  “Ludovicus Dnus de Ryfferscheyt” made relief (“relevavit”) for “dominium de Boechout...tamquam mamburnus et maritus...domine Johanne de Bredenbamde que usufructum habet in dominio supradicto” by charter dated 9 Feb 1391 (O.S.?)[1053]Henkens records a dispute about Kessenich between Jülich and the bishopric of Liège in 1400, in which “de heer van Kessenich (Louis van Reiferscheid)” supported his suzerain the duke of Jülich (“waarvan hij trouwens leenman was”), noting that the bishop prevailed and awarded the castle to “zijn bloedverwant Jan II van Bronshorn” who had married “de dochter van Louis van Reiferscheid[1054].  Henkens’s summary appears confused as in 1400 the bishop of Liège was Johann von Bayern, son of Albert Count of Holland, Comte de Hainaut, between whom and “Jan II van Bronshorn” [Jan van Horne Heer van Kessenich, Herr von Braunshorn] no connection has been found.  On the other hand, Jan van Horne’s paternal uncle was bishop of Liège until 1389 in which case his awarding Kessenich to his nephew is plausible, which suggests that Henkens’s report is incorrect at least regarding the date 1400.  m (1374) as her second husband, JOHANNA van Breydenbempt, widow of OYST [IV] van Borne Heer van Elsloo, daughter of WERNER van Palant & his wife Rorika de Merode (-after 9 Feb 1392).   The Elsloo.info website records her parentage and marriage[1055].  The primary sources which confirm the information have not been identified.  Vrouw van Kessenich (part) for life, after her first husband died:  “Oyst here van Elslo ridder” made provision for “lyftochten ende dowarie zu Broegel ende zu Kessenich” for his wife “vrouwen Johannen”, by charter dated 7 Oct 1361[1056].  Chestret de Haneffe records that “Jeanne de Palllant-Breidenbend” married secondly in 1374 “Louis sire de Reifferscheid” who “releva l’usufruit de Bocholt, comme mambour de sa femme” in 1391[1057].  The possibility that Ludwig and his wife had two daughters is discussed in the document LIMBURG

b)         ERMESINDE von Reifferscheid (-after 1348).  Pope Clement VI granted dispensation for the marriage of "Iohanne de Bilstein milite" and “Irmeswinde nata...Iohannis Rifercheit militis Colon. dioc.” despite 4° consanguinity of which the parties were ignorant when they married, dated 17 Jan 1348[1058]Europäische Stammtafeln indicates that Ermesinde was the daughter of Johann [III] Herr von Reifferscheid[1059].  Another table in the same series states that Johann [II] von Bilstein’s first wife was last named in 1335[1060].  The chronology appears to be compatible with this parentage if Johann’s second marriage took place soon after that date.  On the other hand if the couple married shortly before the date of the Papal dispensation, Ermesinde’s wife could have been Johann [IV] Herr von Reifferscheid.  m ([1336/47], Papal dispensation 17 Jan 1348) as his second wife, JOHANN [II] von Bilstein, son of DIETRICH [III] Herr von Bilstein & his wife Katharina von Arnsberg (-after 1368). 

2.         HEINRICH von Reifferscheid (-[6 Mar [1330/31]/26 Jan 1341]).  Canon at Köln: “Nobilis matrona Cunegundis relicta quondam nobilis viri domini Johannis domini de Ryfferscheyth et Henricus eius filius canonicus Coloniensis ac Ponezettha eius soror necnon Ryckarda relicta nobilis viri quondam domini Johannis iunioris domini de Ryfferscheyt et Johannes filius eiusdem relicte nunc dominus de Ryfferscheyth, nobiles” sold property to Köln St. Severin by charter dated 8 Jan 1317[1061].  Herr von Bedbur.  “Konegundis relicta quondam felicis recordationis --- domini de Ryferscheyt et domina de Bethbure et Henricus eius filius dominus de Bethbure” confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Camp and Hüchelhoven by charter dated 22 Jul 1318[1062].  “Henricus de Ryfirsheyt dominus de Bedebure canonicus Coloniensis” donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 22 Jan 1321[1063]"Willam greve van Gulge inde Ropprech greve van Virnenburch" confirmed a division of their inheritance between “Heinrichs van Ryffersscheyt” and “heren Johans van Ryfferscheyt”, recording that “vrouwe Rycharde heren Johans moder” held property “eyren weydeim...zo Hoinkirgen” and that “heren was van Rifferscheit, Henrichs vader, inde heren Johans ange was” had held properrty “zo Hillisheym”, that “Henrich...inde Johan sin neyve” would share “de burch zo Beydebure” subject to payments to “her Johan sinre husvrouwen...Mettolde van Randenroyde” and “Hackenbroyche...Hoinkirgen” while protecting rights of “vrouwe Rycharde heren Johans moder”, and that Heinrich should have “den dorperen Blyderich, Kirchtorp inde dey zwey Troistorp allit dat recht dat Gerart van der Dicke, heren Conraiz vader, nu is, ain den vurgesprochenen dorperen hadde”, by charter dated 6 Mar 1330 (O.S.?)[1064].  Heinrich resigned his ecclesiastical appointments.  The 6 Mar 1330 (O.S.?) charter refers to rights of his future wife.  Heinrich is named as deceased in his wife’s 26 Jan 1341 charter quoted below.  m ([after 6 Mar 1330]) as her second husband, JOHANNA van Kessenich, widow of JAN van Montenaken, daughter of ARNOLD Heer van Kessenich & his wife --- (-[25 Oct 1348/21 Feb 1362], bur Knechtsteden).  Follow her hyperlink for documents relating to her parentage, first marriage, and rights to Kessenich.  "Reynolt...Hertzoeghe zu Gelre inde greve zu Suytphen" settled a dispute between “Johanne heirren zu Ryferscheit” and “heren Walrauen van Salmen, vrouwen Johannen die heren Henrichs van Ryferscheyt wyf was, inde Johannen irre dochtere” concerning the inheritance of Heinrich von Reifferscheid by charter dated 26 Jan 1341[1065].  She received Hackenbroich as dower.  She married thirdly Gotthard von Neuenahr.  “Godart van Nuwenare...mumpar Johannen van Hackenbruche, dy wilne huysfrawe was...heren Heinrichs van Rifferscheit” removed “Johannen, mynre...inde wilne heren Henrich van Riferscheit dochter” from the guardianship of the archbishop of Köln by undated charter[1066][1067].  “Johan Hirre zo Ryferscheit ind zo Bedbure ind Mettil sine...Houisfrauwe...ind...Godart van Nuwenar ind Johanne van Kessenich syne...Houisfrauwe” agreed the marriage of “Johanne Doichter unser Johannen” and “Hern Johanne van Ryferscheit...syne Erven” within the next three years, by charter dated 1348[1068]: it appears that this marriage never took place.  “Johan here zu Rifferscheit” granted “Hackenbruch” to “Godart van Nuwenare ind Johanna van Kessnich” by charter dated 25 Oct 1348[1069].  Her place of burial is confirmed by the 21 Feb 1361 (O.S.?) charter of [her third husband] “Gotthard von Neuenahr Herr zu Hackenbroich” which chose burial “in der Kirche zu Knechtsteden”, where his wife Johanna van Kessenich was buried[1070].  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         JOHANNA (-after 1387)"Reynolt...Hertzoeghe zu Gelre inde greve zu Suytphen" settled a dispute between “Johanne heirren zu Ryferscheit” and “heren Walrauen van Salmen, vrouwen Johannen die heren Henrichs van Ryferscheyt wyf was, inde Johannen irre dochtere” concerning the inheritance of Heinrich von Reifferscheid by charter dated 26 Jan 1341[1071][1072].  “Johan Hirre zo Ryferscheit ind zo Bedbure ind Mettil sine...Houisfrauwe...ind...Godart van Nuwenar ind Johanne van Kessenich syne...Houisfrauwe” agreed the marriage of “Johanne Doichter unser Johannen” and “Hern Johanne van Ryferscheit...syne Erven” within the next three years, by charter dated 1348[1073]: it appears that this marriage never took place.  “Godart van Nuwenare...mumpar Johannen van Hackenbruche, dy wilne huysfrawe was...heren Heinrichs van Rifferscheit” removed “Johannen, mynre...inde wilne heren Henrich van Riferscheit dochter” from the guardianship of the archbishop of Köln by undated charter[1074].  “Diederich van Lymburch Knappe, sun heren Johans van Lymburch, und Johanna van Ryferscheit doychter wilne heren Heynrichs van Ryferscheit und van Beydbure [...Johanna van Kessenich unse...moyder], syne...hussfrauwe” renounced rights to “der hirschaf van Ryferscheit van Beydbure und van Hackinbruche” by charter dated 27 Jan 1354[1075].  “Der Knappe Dietrich von Limburg und seine Frau Johanna von Reifferscheid” requested “ihrem Schwager und Oheim Johann von Reifferscheid und Bedbur” to renounce rights in “die Herrschaften und Burgen...von Reifferscheid, Bedbur und Hackenbroich” by charter dated 28 Feb 1354[1076]m (before 27 Jan 1354) DIETRICH [III] von Limburg, son of JOHANN [II] von Limburg & his wife --- (-[1397/2 May 1398]). 

3.         PONIZETTA (-after 8 Jan 1317).  “Nobilis matrona Cunegundis relicta quondam nobilis viri domini Johannis domini de Ryfferscheyth et Henricus eius filius canonicus Coloniensis ac Ponezettha eius soror necnon Ryckarda relicta nobilis viri quondam domini Johannis iunioris domini de Ryfferscheyt et Johannes filius eiusdem relicte nunc dominus de Ryfferscheyth, nobiles” sold property to Köln St. Severin by charter dated 8 Jan 1317[1077]

 

 

 

K.      GRAFEN von SAFFENBERG

 

 

The county of Saffenberg was located west of the river Rhine, south-west of the town of Bonn and north of the county of Ahr. 

 

 

1.         HERMANN von Nörvenich (-after 27 Sep 1074).  Anno Archbishop of Köln divided the church of Neutz St. Qurin, founded by "Euerhardus comes Clivensis et matrona nobilis Berta comitissa uxor sua" between the church and the archbishopric by charter dated 27 Sep 1074, witnessed by "...Hermannus de Noruenich, Adelbertus de Saffenberch..."[1078]same person as...?  HERMANN von Saffenberg (-[27 Sep 1074/1081]).  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the Machabeer Kloster near Sigelspforte by "Herimannus comes de Saphenberch", confirmed by Anno [II] Archbishop of Köln, and confirmed by "comes Adolfus nepos et heres prememorati comitis Herimanni et uxor sua Margareta" by charter dated 18 Jul 1134[1079].  It is likely that this confirmation was made many years after Hermann’s death, whose date cannot therefore be estimated.  m GEPA, daughter of ---.  Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] by charter dated 20 Oct 1140, which includes donations by "Adelbertus de Saphenberg" for the soul of "matris suæ Gepe cum filio suo Adolfo", and by "in obitu…eiusdem comitis Adelberti, prædictus filius eius comes Adolfus"[1080].  Hermann & his wife had two children: 

a)         ADOLF (-after 1081)Graf von Nörvenich.  Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated "parochiam...Emba...decimis" to Köln St. Pantaleon by charter dated 1081, witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Guliche, Adolfus comes de Noruenich et frater eius Adelbertus de Saphenberg"[1081]

-        GRAFEN von NÖRVENICH

b)         ADALBERT von Saffenberg (-16 Dec [1109/12]).  Anno Archbishop of Köln divided the church of Neutz St. Qurin, founded by "Euerhardus comes Clivensis et matrona nobilis Berta comitissa uxor sua" between the church and the archbishopric by charter dated 27 Sep 1074, witnessed by "...Hermannus de Noruenich, Adelbertus de Saffenberch..."[1082].  Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated "parochiam...Emba...decimis" to Köln St. Pantaleon by charter dated 1081, witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Guliche, Adolfus comes de Noruenich et frater eius Adelbertus de Saphenberg"[1083].  Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated property to Köln St Georg by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adelbreth de Safenberc…"[1084].  Sigewin Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Rees, where her parents were buried, made by "Irmengarda…comitissa" by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adelbrat comes, Adolph de Monte, Gerhart de Gulecho, De Saphenberch Adelbrecht, Hesse comes…"[1085].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between Kloster Brauweiler and Köln St Maria by charter dated 1090, witnessed by "…Stephanus comes, Gerhardus de Hostade, Arnoldi prefectus urbis, Adelbertus de Safinberg, Adolfus de Monte, Adelbero de Duno…"[1086]Graf von Saffenberg.  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Köln St Cecilia by charter dated 1094, witnessed by "…Adelbreht comes de Safenberg, Gerhart comes de Guliche, Adelbreht comes de Noruenig, Gerhart de Hostathen, Ethelger de Heingebach, Megenhere de Randenrothe…"[1087].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated "decimationem" in ten named places to “novo monasterio...in Eifla” by charter dated 1105, witnessed by “Theodericus comes de Ara ipsius loci advocatus, Adalbertus de Saphanberch, Herimannus de Mereheim, Gerehardus de Hostatha...[1088].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln incorporated the church of Rheinberg into Cunibertstifte by charter dated 15 Feb 1106, witnessed by "Herimannus comes et frater eius Arnoldus, Adelbertus comes, Gerhardus comes, Almerus advocatus…"[1089].  The Annales Rodenses record that “Adelbertus...comes et filius cum eo Adolphus” donated property to Rode in 1108[1090].  "Adelbertus comes de Saphenberge" donated "hereditate mea Herche", for the souls of "uxorem mearum", to the abbey of Munsterbilsen by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Adolfo, Otberto, Ludolfo"[1091].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated serfs to Köln St Severin, with the consent of "Francone urbis nostre prefecto", by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Gerhardo comite de Gelre, Adelberto de Safenberg, Adelberto de Nervennich, Herimanno de Udenkircha, Gerhardo de Julicho, Gerhardo de Hoinstathe, Gerlacho de Isenburch et fratre sui Regenbaldo, Harperno de Randenrothe…"[1092].  The Annales Rodenses record the death “XVII Kal Jan” of “Adelbertus comes de Saphenberch”, in the section dealing with events in 1110[1093]m firstly ---.  The name of Adalbert’s first wife is not known.  This first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1109 under which "Adelbertus comes de Saphenberge" donated "hereditate mea Herche", for the souls of "uxorem mearum", to the abbey of Munsterbilsen[1094]m secondly as her second husband, MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-4 Dec ----, bur near Wettrech).  The Annales Rodenses record the death “XVII Kal Jan” of “Adelbertus comes de Saphenberch” and “II Non Dec...apud Hollendin ultra Renum, ubi propria eius sedes erat ex priore...marito” (which confirms her first marriage) of “Mathildis...conjunx illius”, as well as her burial “juxta apud Wettrech in monasterio sanctimonialium[1095].  Adalbert & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

i)          ADOLF von Saffenberg (-1158 or after).  The Annales Rodenses record that “Adelbertus...comes et filius cum eo Adolphus” donated property to Rode in 1108[1096]Graf von Saffenberg.  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Rees by charter dated 1112 witnessed by "Henricus dux de Lintburg, Almer advocatus, Hugo, Adolf comes de Safenberk, Advocatus Teodericus, Comes Gerhardus et filius eius Gerhardus…"[1097].  "Liberi: Tiedrich comes de Ara, Gerart de Guileche, Gerart de Blanchinheim, Gerard de Hohstade, Adolf comes de Saphinberk, Adolf de Berge, Engelbreit de Kente..." witnessed the charter dated 1115 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed revenue and tolls to Münstereisel[1098].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 29 Mar 1117 witnessed by "Comes Fridericus de Arnesburg, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphfenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Theodericus de Gladebach et Edelgerus frater eius…"[1099].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the dismissal of "comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus" from the Vogteischaft of Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 5 Apr 1118 witnessed by "Comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Gerhardus iunior filius Gerhardi, Gerhardus de Caesle, Arnulfus de Odenkirche"[1100].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated Kloster Rolandswerth on an island in the river Rhine to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1 Aug 1126 witnessed by "Tiedericus comes de Are, Adolfus comes de Berge, Adolfus comes de Safenberg, Arnoldus comes de Cleue, Cunradus comes de Bunna, Gerardus comes de Iuleche et filius eius Gerardus, Gerardus comes de Hostade…"[1101].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "…Liberi. Paganus dux, Franco burgicomes, Gerhardus comes de Gelre, Adolfus comes de Monte, Adolfus comes de Saffenberg…"[1102].  Lothar King of Germany confirmed the donation to Kloster Siegburg made by "Alverada de Cuck cum suis liberis" by charter dated 2 May 1131 witnessed by "…Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Comes Adolfus de Saffenberch, Gerhardus Hostath, Godefridus et frater eius Herimannus de Chuh, Gerhardus de Mulenarca…"[1103].  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the Machabeer Kloster near Sigelspforte by "Herimannus comes de Saphenberch", confirmed by Anno [II] Archbishop of Köln, and confirmed by "comes Adolfus nepos et heres prememorati comitis Herimanni et uxor sua Margareta" by charter dated 18 Jul 1134 witnessed by "Arnoldus comes, Bertolfus de Bruche, Almerus advocatus, Philippus de Verchene, Henricus de Volmudisteine"[1104].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Kloster Brauweiler by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "…Adolfus comes de Sauenberch, Lutherus comes de Ara, Cunradus comes Ueronensis, Gozwinus de Falkenburch. De liberis hominibus: Godefridus de Iuliaco, Theodericus de Hengebach…"[1105].  Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] by charter dated 20 Oct 1140, which includes donations by "Adelbertus de Saphenberg" for the soul of "matris suæ Gepe cum filio suo Adolfo", and by "in obitu…eiusdem comitis Adelberti, prædictus filius eius comes Adolfus"[1106].  Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Hersel monastery by charter dated 1149, including donations by "comes Adolphus de Saffenberg"[1107].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Adolphus de Saphenbergh et filius eius Hermannus…"[1108].  Friedrich [II] Archbishop of Köln donated property relinquished by "Ludolphus de Thieca in Cassele" to Kloster Knechtsteden by charter dated 1158 witnessed by "…Adolphus comes de Saffenberg, Herimannus filius eius…"[1109]m (1122) MARGARETA von Schwarzenberg, daughter of --- ([1105/10]-after 18 Jul 1134).  The Annales Rodenses record the marriage in 1122 of "Adolphus comes [et] Margaretam…neptis Friderici Coloniensis archiepiscopi, nata de Suarcenburch castro Bawariæ quod situm est iuxta terminus Boemiæ"[1110].  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the Machabeer Kloster near Sigelspforte by "Herimannus comes de Saphenberch", confirmed by Anno [II] Archbishop of Köln, and confirmed by "comes Adolfus nepos et heres prememorati comitis Herimanni et uxor sua Margareta" by charter dated 18 Jul 1134[1111].  Adolf & his wife had three children: 

(a)       HERMANN von Saffenberg (-1172).  "Adolphus comes de Saphenbergh et filius eius Hermannus" are named in a charter dated 1140[1112].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Adolphus de Saphenbergh et filius eius Hermannus…"[1113].  Friedrich [II] Archbishop of Köln donated property relinquished by "Ludolphus de Thieca in Cassele" to Kloster Knechtsteden by charter dated 1158 witnessed by "…Adolphus comes de Saffenberg, Herimannus filius eius…"[1114]Graf von Saffenberg.  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a monastery at "castrum suum Mere" by "matrona Hildegundis cometissa de Are…filii sui Herimanni quem tunc unicum habebat", for the soul of "filii sui Theoderici quondam comitis Arensis", by charter dated 22 Feb 1166, witnessed by "Herimannus comes de Saffenberg maioris ecclesie advocatus, Adolfus frater eius…"[1115].  Kloster Gladbach bought property in Razlinden by charter dated 1172 witnessed by "Henrico duce de Lenburch, Alberto comite de Molbach, Henrico comite de Kesle, Engilberto comite de Monte, Herimanno comite de Mulennarchen…"[1116].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property in Lechenich made to his predecessor by "comes Herimannus de Mulenarken", enfeoffed to "Herimannus de Dicke" who had retained it during the war between "dictum comitem H. et Theodericum comitem de Are", by charter dated to [1167/91][1117]m --- von Müllenark, daughter of GERHARD von Müllenark & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  It is suggested by the charter dated 1172 quoted above in which her supposed husband is called “Herimanno comite de Mulennarchen”.  Hermann & his wife had [two children]: 

(1)       [AGNES von Saffenberg (-27 May 1201).  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 1176 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "advocatiam" of Schwarzrheindorf to “Lodewicus de Genderstorp”, witnessed by [her husband] "Henricus de Safenberch advocatus maior S. Petri, pater eius Everardus comes de Seina, Everardus filius eius..."[1118].  Heiress of ½ Saffenberg.  Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Heisterbach by "nobilium comitum de Seyne…Henrici et fratris eius Everhardi" donated property "in Heistrebach" to Heisterbach abbey, in the presence of "nobilis comitisse Agnetis de Seyne", by charter dated 1200[1119].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   m HEINRICH Graf von Sayn, son of EBERHARD [I] Graf zu Sayn & his wife --- von Isenburg (-1204 or after).  Graf von Saffenberg.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "advocatiam" of Schwarzrheindorf to “Lodewicus de Genderstorp” by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Henricus de Safenberch advocatus maior S. Petri, pater eius Everardus comes de Seina, Everardus filius eius, Albertus comes de Molbach, Heinricus prefectus Colonie, Reinerus comes de Uroizebrechte [not identified], Lodevvicus de Gendestorp..."[1120].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property "in Helethen, alteram in Elueruelde comiti Ingelberto de Monte" by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Mulbach, Willelmus senior comes de Iuliaco, Willelmus filius eius, Ulricus comes de Nurberg et Gerardus filius eius, Henricus comes de Saphuenberg, Theodericus de Hostahen, Henricus comes de Arnesberg…"[1121].] 

(2)       [--- von Saffenberg .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Heiress of Müllenark.  m KONRAD van Diest, son of --- (-after 1216).] 

(b)       ADOLF von Saffenberg (-after 1176).  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a monastery at "castrum suum Mere" by "matrona Hildegundis cometissa de Are…filii sui Herimanni quem tunc unicum habebat", for the soul of "filii sui Theoderici quondam comitis Arensis", by charter dated 22 Feb 1166, witnessed by "Herimannus comes de Saffenberg maioris ecclesie advocatus, Adolfus frater eius…"[1122].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation made by "Wilhelmi de Hamersbach" to Köln St. Peter by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "...Adolfus de Saffenberg…"[1123]

(c)       MATHILDE von Saffenberg (-2 Jan [1145/46]).  The Annales Rodenses record the marriage in 1136 of “Heinricus Walrami ducis filius” and “Mathilda...comitis Adolphi filia[1124].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1147 under which her husband confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Rolduc, among which his donation "in obitu…coniugis suæ dominæ Mathildis" which refers to donations by "socer eius", which are in turn recited earlier in the same document as donations of Adolf Graf von Saffenberg[1125].  This is supported by the charter dated 1171 under which her son "Henricus filius domini Henrici filii ducis Walerami de Lymburg" donated property, inherited by him and "sorore nostra domina Margareta ducissa de Lovanio…atque domino Godefrido marito eius duce de Lovanio", to Rolduc [Rode] abbey and names "domino Herimanno, avunculo nostro, comite de Saphinberg"[1126].  Heiress of Rolduc [Rode].  The Annales Rodenses record that “Mathildis...uxor Heinrici...Jutte filii et junioris Heinrici mater” died six years before her mother-in-law, noting in a later passage that “Mathildis” died “IV Non Jan” which appears from the context to refer to the same person[1127]m (1136) as his first wife, HENDRIK Graaf van Limburg, son of WALRAM [II] Graaf van Limburg, Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his wife Jutta van Wassenburg (-Rome Aug 1167).  Duke of Limburg 1140. 

 

 

1.         WILHELM von Dyck (-[Jul 1252/9 Feb 1253]).  Herr von Saffenberg.  "Henricus comes Vianensis" converted “allodium suum in Hamme” to a fief of the church of Köln by charter dated 1220, witnessed by “Gerardus de Blankenheim, Conradus de Sleidhe, Wilhelmus de Safenberg, Hermannus Coloniensis advocatus...[1128].  "Wilhelmus dominus de Saffenberch et Gerlacus filius suus" settled a dispute with "dominum Fridericum virum nobilem consanguineum nostrum dominum de Blankenheim" about “vineis prope Saffenberch” which had been assigned to “comitissa Seinensi” as part of her dower, with “dominum Fridericum de Sleida” as fiduciary, by charter dated Jul 1252[1129]m ---.  The identity of Wilhelm’s wife has not been ascertained.  Wilhelm & his wife had children: 

a)         GERLACH von Saffenberg .  "Wilhelmus dominus de Saffenberch et Gerlacus filius suus" settled a dispute with "dominum Fridericum virum nobilem consanguineum nostrum dominum de Blankenheim" about “vineis prope Saffenberch” which had been assigned to “comitissa Seinensi” as part of her dower, with “dominum Fridericum de Sleida” as fiduciary, by charter dated Jul 1252[1130]Herr von Saffenberg"Nobilis vir Gerlacus dictus dominus de Saffenberg" confirmed a donation of property to Füssenich abbey by charter dated 9 Feb 1253, sealed with the seal of “patris mei bone memorie domini Wilhelmi de Saffenberg[1131]

 

 

1.         KONRAD von Saffenberg (-before 1300).  Herr von Saffenberg.  He is named as deceased in the 1300 charter of his son Johann, quoted below.  m ---.  The primary source wich confirms the name of Konrad’s wife has not been identified.  Konrad & his wife had children: 

a)         JOHANN [I] von Saffenberg (-[13 Jun 1325/21 Dec 1333])Herr von Saffenberg"Iohanni filio quondam...Conradi Dni de Saffenberg" established jurisdiction over "municionis mee in Bodendorp" by charter dated 1300[1132].  "Johannes dominus de Saffemberg" swore allegiance to “dominum Gerardum comitem Juliancensem” for “castro de Saffemberg” by charter dated 8 Apr 1314[1133].  “Johann Herr von Saffenberg” witnessed a charter dated 22 Aug 1316[1134].  Pope John XXII issued a bull dated Mar 1321 in favour of “Johann Herr der Burg Saffenberg...und seiner Gattin Sophie[1135].  “Johann Herr von Saffenberg und seine Gattin Sophia” sold land, with the consent of “ihrer Kinder”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1325[1136].  Johann [I] presumably died before 21 Dec 1333, the date of his wife’s charter cited below.  m SOPHIE van Heusden, daughter of JAN [III] Heer van Heusden & his wife Adelisa van Kattendijk (-after 21 Dec 1333).  Pope John XXII issued a bull dated Mar 1321 in favour of “Johann Herr der Burg Saffenberg...und seiner Gattin Sophie[1137].  “Johann Herr von Saffenberg und seine Gattin Sophia” sold land, with the consent of “ihrer Kinder”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1325[1138].  “Sophie Frau zu Saffenberg, Johann ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” confirmed a debt by charter dated 21 Dec 1333[1139].  “Sophie von Heusden Frau von Saffenberg, Johann von Saffenberg ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” renounced rights “in den Dörfen und Kirchspielen ödinghausen, Heddinghausen, Ulyemen und Engelen, die ihnen von ihrem Bruder und Onkel Johann von Heusden vererbt sind” by charter dated to [1326/35][1140].  Johann [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          JOHANN [II] von Saffenberg (-[22 Jan/6 Nov] 1382)Herr von SaffenbergSophie Frau zu Saffenberg, Johann ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” confirmed a debt by charter dated 21 Dec 1333[1141].  “Sophie von Heusden Frau von Saffenberg, Johann von Saffenberg ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” renounced rights “in den Dörfen und Kirchspielen ödinghausen, Heddinghausen, Ulyemen und Engelen, die ihnen von ihrem Bruder und Onkel Johann von Heusden vererbt sind” by charter dated to [1326/35][1142].  “Johann Herr von Saffenberg” confirmed his debt to Reinald Graaf van Gelre en Zütphen by charter dated 1335[1143].  "...Johan herre von Saffenberg...” was named in charters dated 18 Feb 1339, 12 Apr 1344, 23 Sep 1350, 28 Sep 1350[1144].  “Johann Herr von Saffenberg und Gertrud von Saffenberg” swore allegiance to the archbishop of Trier for “Gericht und Dorf Bodendorf” charter dated 13 Jan 1341 (O.S.)[1145].  Heer van Bronshorn, Heer van Kessenich (part): Johann von Saffenberg received the usufruct of Bronshorn and 2/7 of Kessenich from his brother-in-law Gerlach von Braunshorn 14 Apr 1348, for which he swore allegiance to Brabant in 1348[1146]: Hadwig Frau von Braunshorn” notified Jean III Duke of Brabant that “ihr Mann Gerlach Herr von Braunshorn” had granted “die Hälfte des vom Herzog [=Jean Duke of Brabant] lehnrühigen Kessenich” as dower to “(seiner Schwester Gertrud) der Gattin Johanns Herr von Saffenberg” by charter dated 14 Apr 1348[1147].  "...Johan heirre zu Saffenbergh...” was named in a charter dated 13 May 1351[1148].  "...Johan herre van Saffinberg, ind Conrait van Saffiberg syn broder...” made commitments to the archbishop of Köln relating to the Jews by charter dated 24 Feb 1352[1149].  "...fidelium ecclesie Coloniensis nobilis viri Johannis domini de Saffenberg...” witnessed the charter dated 10 Aug 1353 under which “Wernerus de Vlattene miles” donated his judicial rights “duarum villarum in Schuren et Eyk...in parrochia de Sarne” to the archbishop of Köln[1150].  Johann presumably transferred his part of Kessenich to Reinoud Heer van Schoonvorst [see the document BRABANT, LOUVAIN] in 1355/56], as Henkens records that Reinoud swore allegiance in 1356 to the duke of Brabant for Bronshorn and the associated part of Kessenich[1151]This question is complicated by the following document: Wenzel Duke of Brabant and his wife Dss Jeanne confirmed that Gerlach van Brunshorn, ridder” had granted “zijn (leen-)goed te Kessenich” to [his grandson] “Conrart van Wijnnenberch”, subject to the dower rights of “Gerlachs vrouw” by charter dated 14 Feb 1362 (O.S.?)[1152].  This charter confirms that Johann [II] Heer van Saffenberg must have relinquished his rights in Kessenich, but does not explain how the rights granted by Gerlach von Braunshorn to his widow and to his grandson Kuno von Winneburg affected the rights of Reinoud van Schoonvorst.  "Johan heren zu Saffenberg...heren Goyswyn van Alftere, myns marschalcs vurschreuen broider...” witnessed the charter dated 30 Jun 1360 under which “Johan marschalke zu Alftere ritter ind Conrait sin sun knape” swore allegiance to the archbishop of Köln for the “huyss zu Heymmersheim...”, with the consent of “vrauen Rykarden van Kerpen, myns Johans marschalcs eligen wyues, ind myns Conraits muder[1153].  "Cono et Gerlacus de Wunnenberg fratres et coheredes” swore allegiance to the archbishop of Köln for their fief “castro in Bilsteyn supra Mosellam”, granted to them by “Gerlaci domini de Brunshorn avi nostri” subject to his life interest together with “castro nostro Wunnenberg”, by charter dated 23 Apr 1361, sealed by “dicti domini de Brunshorn avi nostri necnon nobilis viri domini Johannis domini de Saffenberg consanguinei nostri[1154].  "Engelbrecht greue van der Marke, Euerart van der Marke heirre zu Arberg, ind Johan heirre zu der Sleyden” committed support for Engelbert Archbishop of Köln against “Gerlach herre zu Isenbergh” relating to “Hoyncgen op dem Ryne”, with “heirren Johanne heirren zu Saffenberg, ind Johanne van Saffenberg dem jungen syme sone, ind heirren Roilmanne heirren zu Arendale”, by charter dated 26 Aug 1365[1155].  "Johann herre zu Saffenburg...” witnessed a charter of the archbishop of Köln dated 25 Aug 1372[1156].  "...Johan herre zu Saffenberch...gehulde ind gesworen manne des gestichtz van Colne” confirmed certain obligations to the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 29 Oct 1373[1157].  "...her Johan ind her Coinrat herren zu Saffenberg, gebruedere...” subscribed the charter dated 17 Sep 1377 under which “Engelbrecht ind Heinrich van Oefte, gebruedere” swore allegiance to the archbishop of Köln for “unse slos ind huys zu Oefte[1158].  Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed the "huyss zu Mertzenich...ind van Gerbertzroyde...” to “Johanne heren zu Saffenbergh ind Johanne syme soene grauen zu Nuenare”, accepted by “Johan herre zu Saffenbergh [...ouch mit Gertruden myn Johans hern zu Saffenberg...elicher wyue...Gertrude van Brunsshorne] ind Johan van Saffenbergh syn sun, graue zu Nuenar...mit Katherinen myme wyue, die eyne eynich kindt ind doichter was wilne grauen Wilhelms van Nuenare” from whom he inherited his rights “oeuermitz greuen Crafft van Nuenare, yren oemen”, by charter dated 22 Jan 1382[1159].  "Johan herre zu Saffenbergh...ind Johanne myme Soene, greuen zu Nuenare” made payments to the archbishop of Köln relating to “graisschaff zu Nuenare”, with the consent of “Gertruden [...van Brunshorne] mynss ind Katherinen [...van Nuenare]...mynss Soens elicher wyue” from whom he inherited his rights “oeuermitz greuen Crafft van Nuenare, yren oemen” by charter dated 22 Jan 1382[1160].  A charter dated 6 Nov 1382 records an agreement between the archbishop of Köln and “der verstorbene - damals noch lebende - Johann Herr zu Saffenberg, dessen Gattin Gertrud, der jetzige Herr von Saffenberg Graf Johann von Nuwenare und seine Gattin Katharina[1161]m (before 13 Jan 1342) as her second husband, GERTRUD von Braunshorn, widow of DIETRICH von Bruch, daughter of JOHANN von Braunshorn & his wife Lisa von Dollendorf (-after 11 Jan 1384).  Renn records her parentage and two marriages[1162].  “Johann Herr von Saffenberg und Gertrud von Saffenberg” swore allegiance to the archbishop of Trier for “Gericht und Dorf Bodendorf” charter dated 13 Jan 1341 (O.S.)[1163]Gerlach von Braunshorn transferred his rights 14 Apr 1348 to his sister, whose husband Johann von Saffenberg received the usufruct of Bronshorn and 2/7 of Kessenich, for which he swore allegiance to Brabant in 1348[1164]Gertrud is named in the two charters of her husband dated 22 Jan 1382, quoted above.  A charter dated 6 Nov 1382 records an agreement between the archbishop of Köln and “der verstorbene - damals noch lebende - Johann Herr zu Saffenberg, dessen Gattin Gertrud, der jetzige Herr von Saffenberg Graf Johann von Nuwenare und seine Gattin Katharina[1165].  She was named as living in the 11 Jan 1384 charter of her son Wilhelm cited below.  Johann [II] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       JOHANN [III] von Saffenberg (-after 1397).  "Engelbrecht greue van der Marke, Euerart van der Marke heirre zu Arberg, ind Johan heirre zu der Sleyden” committed support for Engelbert Archbishop of Köln against “Gerlach herre zu Isenbergh” relating to “Hoyncgen op dem Ryne”, with “heirren Johanne heirren zu Saffenberg, ind Johanne van Saffenberg dem jungen syme sone, ind heirren Roilmanne heirren zu Arendale”, by charter dated 26 Aug 1365[1166].  Graf von Neuenahr. 

-         see below

(b)       WILHELM von Saffenberg (-[1 Sep 1388/4 Nov 1400]).  “Die Brüder Johann Herr zu Saffenberg und Wilhelm von Saffenburg” settled a dispute about their paternal succession, including the continued possession by their mother of her property, by charter dated 11 Jan 1384[1167].  “Junker Wilhelm von Saffenberg” sealed a charter dated 1 Sep 1388[1168].  Canon at Köln St Gereon: he is named as such, deceased, in the 4 Nov 1400 charter of his nephew Wilhelm cited below[1169]

(c)       GERTRUD von Saffenberg .  The marriage contract between “Johann Herr zu Saffenberg...Gertrud Tochter” and “Rollmann Sohn Heinrichs von Sinzig Herr zu Arental” is dated 13 Nov 1355, witnessed by “Der Großvater des Bräutigams Heinrich von Sinzig Herr zu Arental sowie dessen Bruder Wilhelm Großonkel des Bräutigams...Heinrich von Sinzig der Bruder Rollmanns[1170]m (contract 13 Nov 1355) ROLLMANN von Sinzig, son of HEINRICH von Sinzig Herr zu Arental & his wife ---. 

ii)         KONRAD von Saffenberg (-after 17 Sep 1377).  “Sophie Frau zu Saffenberg, Johann ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” confirmed a debt by charter dated 21 Dec 1333[1171].  “Sophie von Heusden Frau von Saffenberg, Johann von Saffenberg ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” renounced rights “in den Dörfen und Kirchspielen ödinghausen, Heddinghausen, Ulyemen und Engelen, die ihnen von ihrem Bruder und Onkel Johann von Heusden vererbt sind” by charter dated to [1326/35][1172]Herr zu Saffenberg.  "...Conrad Herr zu Saffenberg...” witnessed a charter dated 1 Jan 1348[1173].  "...Johan herre van Saffinberg, ind Conrait van Saffiberg syn broder...” made commitments to the archbishop of Köln relating to the Jews by charter dated 24 Feb 1352[1174].  "...ind van raede unss greuen van Cleue her Conrait heirre zu Saffenberg...rittere” witnessed the charter dated 12 Jan 1377 which records a peace treaty between Wilhelm Duke of Jülich and Gelre, Wilhelm Graf von Berg and Adolph Graf von Kleve[1175].  "...her Johan ind her Coinrat herren zu Saffenberg, gebruedere...” subscribed the charter dated 17 Sep 1377 under which “Engelbrecht ind Heinrich van Oefte, gebruedere” swore allegiance to the archbishop of Köln for “unse slos ind huys zu Oefte[1176]m (before 2 Mar 1348, Papal dispensation 28 Mar 1350) as her third husband, MARIA von Jülich, widow firstly of HEINRICH [II] von Virneburg and secondly of DIETRICH [VII] Graf von Kleve, daughter of GERHARD [V] Graf von Jülich & his wife Elisabeth de Brabant (-after 11 Nov 1363).  “Konrad von Saffenberg und Maria von Jülich Frau zu Monreal” and “Graf Ruprecht von Virneburg, Johann [von Virneburg] Propst zu Xanten, Adolf, Gerhard und Johann Söhne Graf Ruprechts” reached agreement about Monreal by charter dated 2 Mar 1347 (O.S.)[1177].  Pope Clement VI granted dispensation for the marriage between “Conrado de Saffinberg consanguineo archiepiscopi” and “Maria relicta quondam Theoderici comitis Clevensis”, despite the 3° consanguinity between Konrad and Graf Dietrich, dated 28 May 1350[1178].  "Johan…bischoff…zu Munster zu Westfalen, Gerardt grave zu Virnembergh, und Adolff, alle gebruder von Virnembergh" confirmed "Pellentzen…die herre Heinrich selige unser…bruder und sie…versatzt hant" to "Marie von Gulich frauwe zu Monreau" by charter dated 11 Nov 1363[1179]

iii)        JUTTA von Saffenberg .  “Sophie Frau zu Saffenberg, Johann ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” confirmed a debt by charter dated 21 Dec 1333[1180].  “Sophie von Heusden Frau von Saffenberg, Johann von Saffenberg ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” renounced rights “in den Dörfen und Kirchspielen ödinghausen, Heddinghausen, Ulyemen und Engelen, die ihnen von ihrem Bruder und Onkel Johann von Heusden vererbt sind” by charter dated to [1326/35][1181]

iv)       ADELHEID von Saffenberg .  “Sophie Frau zu Saffenberg, Johann ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” confirmed a debt by charter dated 21 Dec 1333[1182].  “Sophie von Heusden Frau von Saffenberg, Johann von Saffenberg ihr ältester Sohn und ihre Kinder Konrad, Jutta und Adelheid” renounced rights “in den Dörfen und Kirchspielen ödinghausen, Heddinghausen, Ulyemen und Engelen, die ihnen von ihrem Bruder und Onkel Johann von Heusden vererbt sind” by charter dated to [1326/35][1183]

 

2.         ALEID von Saffenberg"Herman here ze Veirnich inde...Aleit van Saffenbergh desselven Hermans...wyf" transferred rights in “Veirnich” to “Wilhelm marcgreven van Guilge” by charter dated 11 Apr 1342[1184]m HERMANN Herr von Vernich, son of ---. 

 

 

JOHANN [III] von Saffenberg, son of JOHANN [II] Herr von Saffenburg & his wife Gertrud von Braunshorn (-after 1397).  "Engelbrecht greue van der Marke, Euerart van der Marke heirre zu Arberg, ind Johan heirre zu der Sleyden” committed support for Engelbert Archbishop of Köln against “Gerlach herre zu Isenbergh” relating to “Hoyncgen op dem Ryne”, with “heirren Johanne heirren zu Saffenberg, ind Johanne van Saffenberg dem jungen syme sone, ind heirren Roilmanne heirren zu Arendale”, by charter dated 26 Aug 1365[1185].  Graf von Neuenahr.  Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed the "huyss zu Mertzenich...ind van Gerbertzroyde...” to “Johanne heren zu Saffenbergh ind Johanne syme soene grauen zu Nuenare”, accepted by “Johan herre zu Saffenbergh [...ouch mit Gertruden myn Johans hern zu Saffenberg...elicher wyue...Gertrude van Brunsshorne] ind Johan van Saffenbergh syn sun, graue zu Nuenar...mit Katherinen myme wyue, die eyne eynich kindt ind doichter was wilne grauen Wilhelms van Nuenare” from whom he inherited his rights “oeuermitz greuen Crafft van Nuenare, yren oemen”, by charter dated 22 Jan 1382[1186].  "Johan herre zu Saffenbergh...ind Johanne myme Soene, greuen zu Nuenare” made payments to the archbishop of Köln relating to “graisschaff zu Nuenare”, with the consent of “Gertruden [...van Brunshorne] mynss ind Katherinen [...van Nuenare]...mynss Soens elicher wyue” from whom he inherited his rights “oeuermitz greuen Crafft van Nuenare, yren oemen” by charter dated 22 Jan 1382[1187].  A charter dated 6 Nov 1382 records an agreement between the archbishop of Köln and “der verstorbene - damals noch lebende - Johann Herr zu Saffenberg, dessen Gattin Gertrud, der jetzige Herr von Saffenberg Graf Johann von Nuwenare und seine Gattin Katharina[1188].  “Die Brüder Johann Herr zu Saffenberg und Wilhelm von Saffenburg” settled a dispute about their paternal succession, including the continued possession by their mother of her property, by charter dated 11 Jan 1384[1189]"Johan Here zu Saffenberg ind Frauue Kathrine van Nuwenare" and "Luissarde van Landzkrone ind Hermanne sinem Bruder" settled disputes by charter dated 8 Dec 1393[1190].  Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bei Rhein confirmed “die Grafschaft Neuenahr zu Lehn” to “Johann Graf zu Neuenahr und Herr zu Saffenberg” by charter dated 21 May 1397[1191]

m (Betrothed 1 Mar 1353, contract 21 Dec 1359) KATHARINA von Neuenahr, daughter of WILHELM [III] Graf von Neuenahr & his wife Johanna van Elsloo (-after 8 Dec 1393).  “Graf Krafto von Nuwenare [her uncle] und Johann Herr zu Saffenberg” agreed, with the consent of the archbishop of Köln, a marriage between “Johanns ältestem Sohn und der Tochter des verstorbenen Graf Wilhelm III zu Nuwenar, Krafts Neffen”, confirming that Katharina was heiress to the county of Neuenahr, by charter dated 1 Mar 1353[1192].  The marriage contract between “Reinhard Herr zu Schönforst, seine Gattin Katherine von Wildenberg und Oest Herr zu Elsloo...ihre Enkelin und Nichte Katharina von Neuenahr Tochter des verstorbenen Grafen Wilhelm von Neuenahr” and “Johann Herr zu Saffenberg, seine Gattin Gertrud von Braunshorn und Konrad Herr zu Saffenberg...ihren ältesten Sohn und Neffen Johann” is dated 21 Dec 1359, as agreed by “der verstorbene Kraft von Neuenahr als der geborene Vormund seiner Nichte”, naming “Schloß Montjoie” as her dowry[1193].  She is named, and her parentage specified, in the two charters of her husband dated 22 Jan 1382, quoted above.  "Johan Here zu Saffenberg ind Frauue Kathrine van Nuwenare" and "Luissarde van Landzkrone ind Hermanne sinem Bruder" settled disputes by charter dated 8 Dec 1393[1194]

Johann [III] & his wife had eight children (named by Stramberg[1195]): 

1.         JOHANN [IV] von Saffenberg (-before 4 Nov 1400).  Herr von Saffenberg.  Graf von Neuenahr.  Herr in Lomersum.  He is named as deceased in the 4 Nov 1400 charter of his brother Wilhelm cited below.  m KATHARINA von Schleiden, daughter of ---.  She is named in the 4 Nov 1400 charter of her brother-in-law Wilhelm cited below. 

2.         WILHELM von Saffenberg (-after 22 Nov 1424).  Herr von Saffenberg.  Graf von Neuenahr.  “Wilhelm Herr von Saffenberg Graf zu Neuenahr” confirmed that “seinem Bruder Johann Herr zu Saffenberg und dessen Hausfrau Katharina von der Schleiden” had granted “die Erbteilung der Herrschaft Saffenberg und der halben Grafschaft Neuenahr” to “sein Schwager Ritter Dietrich von Gymnich und dessen Frau Katherina von Saffenberg seine Schwester” by charter dated 4 Nov 1400[1196].  “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg Graf zu Neuenahr” recorded the settlement of a dispute by charter dated 13 Jan 1401 (O.S.?), sealed by “der Bruder Wilhelms Kraft von Saffenberg...[1197].  He is named in charters dated 15 Aug 1408 (confirmation of the county of Neuenahr), 23/25 Jun 1412 and 25 Jun 1412 (dispute with Bonn), 12 Aug 1412, 24 Jun 1413, 1415, 1418, 5 May 1419, 9 May 1419, 7 Jan 1420, 17 Apr 1420, 10 Jul 1420, 12 Sep 1421, 20 Jul 1424[1198].  “Kraft von Saffenberg, zugleich für seine Frau Elisabeth” and “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg, zugleich für seine Frau Metza von Reifferscheid” divided their territories by charter dated 30 Sep 1417[1199].  “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg und seine Frau Metza von Reifferscheid” renounced their properties because of serious illness in favour of “ihres Eidams Philipp Junggraf zu Virneburg und dessen Frau, ihrer Tochter Katharina” by charters dated 3 Nov 1424, 22 Nov 1424[1200]m as her second husband, METZA von Reifferscheid, widow of WILHELM [I] Graf von Limburg zu Bruch, daughter of --- (-after 22 Nov 1424).  Her family origin is confirmed by her husband’s 30 Sep 1417 charter.  The sources which confirms her first marriage and her parentage have not been identified.  By charter dated 23 Nov 1419, Johann Pfalzgraf bei Rhein confirmed the settlement of a dispute between “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg wegen seiner Gattin Metza von Reifferscheid” and “Dietrich von Brandenburg Herr zu Stolzenburg”, noting (1) that Dietrich had granted “ein Viertel von Schloß und Herrschaft Stolzenburg” to “Wilhelm und Metza oder einen von ihnen”, that (2) Dietrich confirmed that ”der verstorbene Arnold von Bulant und seine Schwester Kunigund Mutter Dietrichs” had made payments relating to property taken from “dem verstorbenen Reiner von Reifferscheid und seiner Frau Maria von Loos”, Marie de Looz having acknowledged a debt to “ihrem Sohn Arnold von Bulant”, sealed by “...Agnes von Glymes Frau Dietrichs[1201].  Wilhelm & his wife had two children: 

a)         KATHARINA von Saffenberg ).  The marriage contract between “Ruprecht Graf von Virneburg...seines ältesten Sohnes Philipp” and “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg und seiner Frau Metza von Reifferscheid...deren ätesten Tochter Katharina” is dated 4 Jul 1419[1202]m (contract 4 Jul 1419) PHILIPP Graf von Virneburg, son of ROBERT [IV] Graf von Virneburg & his second wife Agnes von Solms (-1443). 

b)         KUNIGUNDE von Saffenberg (-after 1454).  The 4 Jul 1419 marriage contract of her sister Katharina specified that “Kunigunde von Saffenberg jüngste Tochter der Eheleute von Saffenberg” would become a nun.  “Johann von Wied Herr zu Isenberg” granted dower to “seine Frau Kunigunde von Saffenberg...seine ehelichen Kinder Anastasia und Agnes” by charters dated 2 Feb 1428, sealed by “Johanns Bruder Graf Wilhelm zu Wied und sein Vetter Salentin Herr zu Isenburg[1203]m as his third wife, JOHANN [II] von Wied Herr zu Isenburg, son of GERLACH [II] von Isenburg Graf von Wied & his wife Agnes von Isenburg-Büdingen (-before 1454).  

3.         KRAFT von Saffenberg (-1446).  “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg Graf zu Neuenahr” recorded the settlement of a dispute by charter dated 13 Jan 1401 (O.S.?), sealed by “der Bruder Wilhelms Kraft von Saffenberg...[1204].  “Kraft von Saffenberg, zugleich für seine Frau Elisabeth” and “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg, zugleich für seine Frau Metza von Reifferscheid” divided their territories by charter dated 30 Sep 1417[1205]m firstly (contract 13 Aug 1404) ELISABETH von Tomberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH von Tomberg und Landscron & his wife --- (-before 21 Dec 1436).  The marriage contract between “Kraft von Saffenberg” and “Elisabeth Tochter Friedrichs Herr zu Tomberg und zu Landskron” is dated 13 Aug 1404[1206]m secondly MARGARETA von Eich zu Olbrück, daughter of ---. 

-        HERREN zu TOMBERG und LANDSCRON[1207]

4.         KATHARINA von Saffenberg .  “Wilhelm Herr von Saffenberg Graf zu Neuenahr” confirmed that “seinem Bruder Johann Herr zu Saffenberg und dessen Hausfrau Katharina von der Schleiden” had granted “die Erbteilung der Herrschaft Saffenberg und der halben Grafschaft Neuenahr” to “sein Schwager Ritter Dietrich von Gymnich und dessen Frau Katherina von Saffenberg seine Schwester” by charter dated 4 Nov 1400[1208].  “Ritter Dietrich von Gymnich und seine Gattin Katharine von Saffenberg” confirmed decisions made by Friedrich Archbishop of Köln relating to their property by charter dated 21 Aug 1401, sealed by “ihres Neffen und Schwagers Wilhelm Beyssel von Gymnich[1209]m DIETRICH von Gymnich gen. von Opperod, son of ---. 

5.         GERTRUD von Saffenberg .  The marriage contract between “Johann Kessel von Nürburg der Junge” and “die Jungfrau Gertrud von Saffenberg” is dated 23 Jan 1404 (O.S.?), Wilhelm Herr von Saffenberg granting dowry to his sister and the couple renouncing claims to the parental inheritance of Saffenberg and Neuenahr[1210]m (contract 23 Jan [1404/05?]) JOHANN Kessel von Nürburg, son of ---. 

6.         BONIZETTA von Saffenberg (-after 7 Dec 1428).  Nun at Thorn.  Bonizetta renounced her succession rights from her parents and her brothers Johann and Wilhelm, in favour of “Gracht, meinem Bruder”, by charter dated late Jun 1414 before marrying Eberhard von Limburg-Stirum[1211].  “Eberhard von Limburg wohnhaft zy Styrum” confirmed that “Wilhelm Herr zu Saffenberg” had given him “seine Schwester Bonizetta”, specifying the dowry, by charter dated 16 Nov 1419, witnessed by ”die Verwandten und Freunde Eberhards: Wilhelm Graf zu Limburg Herr zu Broich und zu Bedburg, Dietrich von Limburg Herr zu Broich, Eberhard Herr zu Limburg und zum Hardenberg und seiner Frau Metza von Reifferscheid...deren ätesten Tochter Katharina” is dated 4 Jul 1419[1212].  Her brother-in-law “Godert von Limburg canonicus zu St. Gereon binnen Cöln” made payments to “Bonzyt van Saffenberch ind van Lymborch wedewen mynre...Swegerynnen” by charter dated 7 Dec 1428[1213]m (before 16 Nov 1419) EBERHARD von Limburg-Stirum, son of --- (-6 Jan 1426). 

7.         JOHANNETTA von Saffenberg

8.         ELISABETH von Saffenberg (-21 Aug 1459).  Provost of Essen 1433.  Abbess of Essen. 

 

 

 

L.      HERREN von SCHLEIDEN

 

 

Schleiden is located about 10 kilometres north-west of Blankenheim in the Eifel region, in the present-day German Land of Nordrhein-Westfalen close to the border with France.  The Herrschaft Schleiden was held by a younger branch of the Herren von Manderscheid. 

 

 

1.         KONRAD [I] von Blankenheim [von Schleiden], son of --- (-after 1198).  "Godefridus et Fredericus fratres comites de Vernenburgh" donated their castle and county to Johann Archbishop of Trier by charter dated 9 Aug 1187 witnessed by "Henrici comitis Palatini Reni advocatie ecclesie predicte…Walrami comitis in Spanheim, Conradi de Blankenheim et Wilhelmi domni in Duna…"[1214].  "...Gerhardus de Blancenheim et frater suus Conradus" witnessed the charter dated 22 Jan 1197 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the purchase of the castles of Beilstein, Wied and Windeck[1215].  "...Gerhardus et Cunradus de Blanckenheim" witnessed the charter dated 1197 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation made by “Wilhelmis miles cognomine solidus” to the chapel of Schilling[1216].  A charter dated 1198 records that “fratres de Blanckenheim Gerardus et Cunradus” had requested “decimam de novalibus in sylva...juxta castrum Schleyda” which was possessed by the church of Steinfeld, and that “Cunradum de Schleyde” had usurped the revenue and was excommunicated[1217]

 

2.         KONRAD [II] von Schleiden (-after 1220).  "...Gerardus de Blankenheim, Conradus de Sleidhe…" witnessed the charter dated 1220 under which Engelbert Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation made by “Henricus comes Vianensis” to Köln Cathedral[1218]

 

 

1.         FRIEDRICH von Schleiden (-after 17 Apr 1259).  Herr von Schleiden.  Konrad Archbishop of Köln settled disputes with the Graf von Jülich by charter dated 26 Apr 1245, naming “...Rutgerum de Bremth, Fridericum de Sleida, Walterum de Brunshorn, Theodericum de Milendunch, viros nobiles...” as fiduciaries[1219].  Konrad Archbishop of Köln granted protection to Mechtild Gfn von Sayn by charter dated 21 Jan 1246, naming “...Volquoldum de Buren, Fredericum dominum de Sleida, Theodericum de Milendunc, Lotharium de Wickerode, viros nobiles...” as fiduciaries[1220].  Otto Graaf van Gelre granted property to the archbishop of Köln by charter dated Jun 1251, witnessed by “...Gerardo de Wassenberg, Frederico de Sleida, Wilelmo de Authena, Theoderico de Milendunch[1221].  "Wilhelmus dominus de Saffenberch et Gerlacus filius suus" settled a dispute with "dominum Fridericum virum nobilem consanguineum nostrum dominum de Blankenheim" about “vineis prope Saffenberch” which had been assigned to “comitissa Seinensi” as part of her dower, with “dominum Fridericum de Sleida” as fiduciary, by charter dated Jul 1252[1222].  A charter dated 15 Oct 1254 records peace terms between Konrad Archbishop of Köln and Wilhelm Graf von Jülich and names “...Fredericus dominus de Sleida, Th. dominus de Milendunc et Otto de Wikerode” as fiduciaries[1223].  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit..." sold property by charter dated 1258, witnessed by “...Fr. domini de Blanckenheim, F. domini de Sleyde, Ph. domini de Wildenberg[1224]"Gerardus de Salmis, Fredericus dominus de Sleyda, Theodericus dom. de Milendung…” witnessed the charter dated 17 Apr 1259 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln removed certain office-holders in Köln[1225]m ALEIDIS, daughter of --- (-after 24 Mar 1269).  She is named in the 24 Mar 1269 charter of her son Konrad quoted below.  Friedrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         KONRAD [III] von Schleiden (-after 15 Dec 1282).  Herr von Schleiden.  "W. comes Juliacensis et Philippus senior dominus de Wildenberch" settled a dispute between “virum nobilem Conradum dominum de Sleyda” and Steinfeld abbey, relating to property donated by Konrad von Schleiden “pro se et uxore sua Elisa et domina Alheide matre sua”, by charter dated 24 Mar 1269, witnessed by “Philippi advocati de Kentenich, Gerardi domini de Lanscrona...Frederici domini de Wildenberch...[1226].  “Conradus dominus de Schleida, Lysa uxor nostra et Fridericus filius noster” sold “das castrum in Stefflen, villam ibidem Underbechem, Awele et Brembden” to “Gerhardo domino de Blanckenheim ihrem Verwamdten” by charter dated 15 Dec 1282[1227]m (before 24 Mar 1269) ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 15 Dec 1282).  She is named in the 24 Mar 1269 charter of her husband, quoted above.  “Conradus dominus de Schleida, Lysa uxor nostra et Fridericus filius noster” sold “das castrum in Stefflen, villam ibidem Underbechem, Awele et Brembden” to “Gerhardo domino de Blanckenheim ihrem Verwamdten” by charter dated 15 Dec 1282[1228].  Konrad [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH von Schleiden (-after 1315).  “Conradus dominus de Schleida, Lysa uxor nostra et Fridericus filius noster” sold “das castrum in Stefflen, villam ibidem Underbechem, Awele et Brembden” to “Gerhardo domino de Blanckenheim ihrem Verwamdten” by charter dated 15 Dec 1282[1229]Herr von Schleiden

-         see below

 

 

FRIEDRICH von Schleiden, son of KONRAD [III] Herr von Schleiden & his wife Elisabeth --- (-after 1315).  “Conradus dominus de Schleida, Lysa uxor nostra et Fridericus filius noster” sold “das castrum in Stefflen, villam ibidem Underbechem, Awele et Brembden” to “Gerhardo domino de Blanckenheim ihrem Verwamdten” by charter dated 15 Dec 1282[1230].  Fahne records Friedrich [III] as the son of Konrad [III] (no source cited)[1231].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Herr von Schleiden

m JOHANNA van Valkenburg, daughter of ---.  Fahne names “Johanna von Falkenburg” as wife of Friedrich [III] Herr von Schleiden (no source cited)[1232].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view only, it seems that Johanna could have been the daughter of Walram [II] Heer von Valkenberg or of Walram’s father Dirk (by his second wife Aleidis de Looz). 

Friedrich [III] & his wife had children: 

1.         KONRAD [IV] von Schleiden (-[1345/26 Nov 1346]).  Herr von Schleiden.  “Guillaume seigneur de Cranendonc et Arnt seigneur de Steyne chevalier” declared the marriage contract between “Ermengarde de Cranendonc leur sœur et respectivement nièce” and “noble homme Thomas de Septfontaines”, and agreed the dowry to be paid in the year of the consommation of the marriage, guaranteed by “Conrad et Diederich von der Sleyden”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1323 (N.S.?)[1233]"Arnoldi domini de Randenrode, Conradi domni de Sleyda, Rutgeri advocati Coloniensis, Lodowici de Randenroyde et Philiippi de Kentencih, militum, Friderici domini de Weuelinchouen et Henrici domini de Wickerode, nostrorum consanguineorum" witnessed the charter dated 13 Jul 1329 under which “Wilhelmus dominus de Helpenstein, Fridericus et Theodericus eiusdem fratres” renounced rights following the archbishop’s destruction of “castri Helpenstein[1234]"Conradus dominus de Dycka et Rycharda eius uxor" sold property “in Aldenhouen...” to Köln St. Georg by charter dated 29 Oct 1334, sealed by “nobilium virorum dominorum Godefridi de Juliaco, domini de Bergheym, Conradi domini de Sleyda, Wilhelmi domini de Helpenstein[1235].  “Wilhelmus de Sleyda canonicus Coloniensis” sold property “Becher...in parochia de Bedebur prope Dickam” to Köln cathedral, with the consent of “Conradi domini de Sleyda et Theodorici de Sleyda fratrum meorum nec non Conradi domini de Dicka consanguinei mei militum”, by charter dated 1338[1236].  Konrad presumably died before the 26 Nov 1346 charter cited below under his son Johann [I].  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Konrad’s wife has not been identified.  Konrad [IV] & his wife had children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH von Schleiden (-after 22 Sep 1333).  "Wilhelmus dominus de Helpensteyn miles et Fredericus eius frater" sold “curtem...in villa...Slike...” to the archbishopric of Köln, naming “...Wilhelmum de Sleyda, Coloniensis ecclesie maioris...Fredericum primogenitum de Sleyda...” as fiduciaries, by charter dated 22 Sep 1333[1237]

b)         JOHANN [I] von Schleiden (-after 31 Oct 1363)Herr von Schleiden.  Karl IV King of Germany and Bohemia confirmed that “Joannes dominus de Schleida seinem Verwandten” held “castrum de Schleida” in fief from him as Comte de Luxembourg by charter dated 26 Nov 1346[1238]

-        see below

c)         KONRAD von Schleiden .  Provost of Köln St Gereon.  "Conradus dominus de Dycka miles...necnon Ryckarde filie nostre" donated "jus patronatus ecclesia in Benebur prope Dickam" to Köln Cathedral, after consulting “dominis Johanne domino de Sleyde, Conrado preposito ecclesie s. Gereonis Coloniensis, eius fratre, Johanne de Hoenstrazen domino de Kucke, et Wilhelmo de Helpensteyn, nostris ex utroque parente consanguineis proximioribus et amicis”, by charter dated 7 Jan 1351 (N.S.?)[1239].  “Conrad Herr zu Dyck” promised dowry payments to “Johann Herrn zu Reifferscheid und dessen Frau Metza sowie deren ältestem Sohne, Ritter Heinrich von Reifferscheid”, naming as guarantors “seine Verwandten und Freunde Wilhelm von Schleiden, Dompropst, Conrad von Schleiden, Propst von St. Gereon zu Cöln, Johann, Herr von Schleiden, Gerhard, Burggraf zu Odenkirchen, beide Ritter...”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1357[1240]

2.         WILHELM von Schleiden (-after 31 Oct 1363).  Canon at Köln Cathedral.  "Wilhelmus dominus de Helpensteyn miles et Fredericus eius frater" sold “curtem...in villa...Slike...” to the archbishopric of Köln, naming “...Wilhelmum de Sleyda, Coloniensis ecclesie maioris...Fredericum primogenitum de Sleyda...” as fiduciaries, by charter dated 22 Sep 1333[1241].  “Conradus Herr de Dicka und Ehefrau Rykarda” name “...Wilhelmus de Sleyda, Kanoniker am Dom, ferner die Edlen Theodericus de Sleyda, Herrn zu Junkeroyde...” as guarantors for their sale of property “zu Aldenhoven und des Patronatsrecht zu Roseiden“ to Köln St Georg by charter dated 5 Nov 1334[1242].  “Wilhelmus de Sleyda canonicus Coloniensis” sold property “Becher...in parochia de Bedebur prope Dickam” to Köln cathedral, with the consent of “Conradi domini de Sleyda et Theodorici de Sleyda fratrum meorum nec non Conradi domini de Dicka consanguinei mei militum”, by charter dated 1338[1243].  “Conrad Herr zu Dyck” promised dowry payments to “Johann Herrn zu Reifferscheid und dessen Frau Metza sowie deren ältestem Sohne, Ritter Heinrich von Reifferscheid”, naming as guarantors “seine Verwandten und Freunde Wilhelm von Schleiden, Dompropst, Conrad von Schleiden, Propst von St. Gereon zu Cöln, Johann, Herr von Schleiden, Gerhard, Burggraf zu Odenkirchen, beide Ritter...”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1357[1244].  “Conrad Herr zu Dyck” appointed “seinen Oheim Wilhelm von Schleiden, Dompropst zu Cöln, seinen Neffen Johann von Schleiden und Reinhard von Schönforst” as guardians of “seiner Kinder, die er etwa mit Adelheid gewinnen wird” by charter dated 31 Oct 1363[1245]

3.         DIETRICH von Schleiden (-after 1338).  “Guillaume seigneur de Cranendonc et Arnt seigneur de Steyne chevalier” declared the marriage contract between “Ermengarde de Cranendonc leur sœur et respectivement nièce” and “noble homme Thomas de Septfontaines”, and agreed the dowry to be paid in the year of the consommation of the marriage, guaranteed by “Conrad et Diederich von der Sleyden”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1323 (N.S.?)[1246].  Herr von Junkerath: “Conradus Herr de Dicka und Ehefrau Rykarda” name “...Wilhelmus de Sleyda, Kanoniker am Dom, ferner die Edlen Theodericus de Sleyda, Herrn zu Junkeroyde...” as guarantors for their sale of property “zu Aldenhoven und des Patronatsrecht zu Roseiden“ to Köln St Georg by charter dated 5 Nov 1334[1247].  “Wilhelmus de Sleyda canonicus Coloniensis” sold property “Becher...in parochia de Bedebur prope Dickam” to Köln cathedral, with the consent of “Conradi domini de Sleyda et Theodorici de Sleyda fratrum meorum nec non Conradi domini de Dicka consanguinei mei militum”, by charter dated 1338[1248]

-        HERREN von JUNKERATH[1249]

4.         [ALEIDIS] von Schleiden .  Fahne, in his genealogical table of the Schleiden family, names “Aleid (Sophia)” as daughter of “Friedrich III [von Schleiden]”, sister of “Conrad IV † 1345, Wilhelm, Propst zu Cöln” and wife of “Gerard von der Dyck” (no source cited)[1250].  Fahne, in his genealogical table of the Dyck family, confuses matters by naming her “Sophia v. Schleiden[1251], although in his corrections he says for “Sophia v. Schleiden” read “Aleid v. Schleiden 1285” (no source citation, but the date suggests the 20 Dec 1285 charter which, if correct, names “Sophia” as noted above)[1252].  The date of death of Aleidis’s supposed brothers suggests that the daughter of Friedrich [III] von Schleiden could not have been Sophia who was recorded in 1282/1285.  However, it is reasonable to suppose that Aleidis was a different person, who married Gerhard von Dyck late in his life and was mother of his son Konrad.  This suggestion is corroborated by the 31 Oct 1363 charter cited above in which Konrad von Dyck names “seinen Oheim Wilhelm von Schleiden, Dompropst zu Cöln, seinen Neffen Johann von Schleiden...” as guardians of his minor children.  No primary source has been found which confirms her name, but it should be noted that Konrad von Dyck named his oldest daughter Aleidis.  m (after 1285) as his second wife, GERHARD Herr von Dyck, son of LUDOLF Herr von Dyck & his wife Agatha --- (-after 24 Feb 1305). 

 

 

Two probable sisters.  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified.  Fahne says that Johanna was the daughter of Konrad [IV] Herr von Schleiden[1253].  While the precise chronology of the Schleiden family is difficult to assess precisely, there seems to be some doubt about Fahne’s suggestion from a chronological point of view.  Until more information emerges, it is preferable to show her parentage as unproven.  Assuming that Agnes was Johanna’s sister (which looks likely as suggested below), a possible relationship with the Neuenahr family is indicated by Renn who records a 1364 charter in which Katharina von Neuenahr named “den Herrn Peter von Kronenburg ihren Schwager[1254]

 

1.         JOHANNA von Schleiden (-after 1357).  Vannérus records her family origin and marriage, noting that the couple were named in 1357[1255].  “Scheiffart von Kronenburg, Ritter und Herr zu Berg, sowie Katharina seine Hausfrau” renounced their rights over Kronenburg and Neuenburg in favour of “ihrer Großneffen Friedrich und Peter von Kronenburg und deren Hausfrauen Johanna und Agnes” by charter dated 18 Dec 1357[1256]m FRIEDRICH [III] von Dollendorf Herr von Kroneburg und Neuerburg, son of FRIEDRICH [II] von Dollendorf Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg & his wife Amiette de Heu (-[18 Dec 1357/27 Jul 1360]). 

2.         [AGNES von Schleiden (-before Apr 1364).  Her family origin is confirmed by the 13 Apr 1364 Papal dispensation for Peter’s marriage with Mechtild van Schoonvorst which was needed because of the latter’s 3o consanguinity with Peter’s “erste Frau Agnes von Schleiden, mit der er die Ehe durch das Ehegelöbnis geschlossen, aber nicht körperlich vollzogen hatte[1257].  Her precise parentage in the Schleiden family has not been ascertained, but it seems likely that Agnes was the sister of Johanna von Schleiden who marred Friedrich [III] von Dollendorf, Peter’s older brother.  Renn suggests her relationship with the Neuenahr family, noting a 1364 charter in which Katharina von Neuenahr named “den Herrn Peter von Kronenburg ihren Schwager[1258].  Fahne names her “Agnes” without specifying her family origin[1259].  “Scheiffart von Kronenburg, Ritter und Herr zu Berg, sowie Katharina seine Hausfrau” renounced their rights over Kronenburg and Neuenburg in favour of “ihrer Großneffen Friedrich und Peter von Kronenburg und deren Hausfrauen Johanna und Agnes” by charter dated 18 Dec 1357[1260]m (before 18 Dec 1357) as his first wife, PETER von Dollendorf, son of FRIEDRICH [II] von Dollendorf Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg & his wife Amiette de Heu (-[26 Nov 1413/27 Mar 1414]).  He later succeeded his brother as Herr von Kronenburg und Neuerburg.] 

 

 

JOHANN [I] von Schleiden, son of KONRAD [IV] Herr von Schleiden & his wife --- (-after 31 Oct 1363)Herr von Schleiden.  Karl IV King of Germany and Bohemia confirmed that “Joannes dominus de Schleida seinem Verwandten” held “castrum de Schleida” in fief from him as Comte de Luxembourg by charter dated 26 Nov 1346[1261].  His precise family relationship with King Karl IV has not been ascertained.  "Conradus dominus de Dycka miles..." donated "jus patronatus ecclesia in Benebur prope Dickam" to Köln Cathedral, after consulting “dominis Johanne domino de Sleyde, Conrado preposito ecclesie s. Gereonis Coloniensis, eius fratre, Johanne de Hoenstrazen domino de Kucke, et Wilhelmo de Helpensteyn, nostris ex utroque parente consanguineis proximioribus et amicis”, by charter dated 7 Jan 1351 (N.S.?)[1262].  “Conrad Herr zu Dyck” promised dowry payments to “Johann Herrn zu Reifferscheid und dessen Frau Metza sowie deren ältestem Sohne, Ritter Heinrich von Reifferscheid”, naming as guarantors “seine Verwandten und Freunde Wilhelm von Schleiden, Dompropst, Conrad von Schleiden, Propst von St. Gereon zu Cöln, Johann, Herr von Schleiden, Gerhard, Burggraf zu Odenkirchen, beide Ritter...”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1357[1263].  “Conrad Herr zu Dyck” appointed “seinen Oheim Wilhelm von Schleiden, Dompropst zu Cöln, seinen Neffen Johann von Schleiden und Reinhard von Schönforst” as guardians of “seiner Kinder, die er etwa mit Adelheid gewinnen wird” by charter dated 31 Oct 1363[1264]

m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Johann’s wife has not been identified. 

Johann [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         KONRAD [V] von Schleiden (-[1419/9 Jul 1421])Herr von Schleidenm (before 13 May 1381) IRMGARD van Horne, daughter of DIRK van Horne Seigneur de Perwez & his [first] wife Catharina Berthout (-1394).  Europäische Stammtafeln records her parentage and marriage[1265].  The corresponding primary sources have not been identified.  Konrad [V] & his wife had children: 

a)         JOHANN [II] von Schleiden (-before 25 May 1434)Herr von Schleidenm (1421) as her second husband, ANNA von Blankenheim, widow of FRIEDRICH von Tomberg, daughter of GERHARD [IX] Graf von Blankenheim & his wife Elisabeth von Wied (-after 1447).  Europäische Stammtafeln records her parentage and two marriages[1266].  The corresponding primary sources have not been identified.  Johann [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          IRMGARD von Schleiden (-before 25 Apr 1451)Frau von Schleidenm (contract 12 Sep 1442) as his second wife, HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of ENGELBERT I Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Johanna van Polanen Heiress of Breda (7 Jan 1414-Italy 18 Jan 1451, bur San Quiica, Orcia).  

ii)         ELISABETH von Schleiden (-1469, before 7 Feb, bur Schleiden)Frau von Schleidenm DIETRICH Graf von Manderscheid und Blankenheim, son of --- (-20 Feb 1498). 

 

 

 

M.     HERREN von WILDENBERG

 

 

The castle of Wildenberg was located east of Reifferscheid in the Eifelgau.  Fahne indicates that the Wildenberg family descended from Philipp [I] von Reifferscheid, brother of Gerhard [I] von Reifferscheid, but does not cite the primary source which confirms that this information is correct[1267].  If the information is right, the chronology suggests that Philipp [I] von Wildenberg would have been the son of Philipp [I] von Reifferscheid.  The proximity of the properties of the two families suggests a close family connection.  In addition, Philipp [I] von Wildenberg refers to Heinrich [I] von Reifferscheidt as “consanguineus” in the charter dated 1254 quoted below, and the charter dated 1306 records that the two families held Hillesheim jointly. 

 

 

1.         PHILIPP [I] von Wildenberg (-[1272/21 Dec 1277])Herr von Wildenberg"Dominus Philippus de Wildenberch, Henricus de Duna…" subscribed the charter dated 19 Feb 1237 under which “Waleramus de Lymburch” granted “advocatiam...de Comze” to “nepos meus Willelmus comes Juliacensis[1268].  “Arnoldus de Bruneshorn” donated certain vines to Kloster Himmelrode, with the consent of “Irmengardi filia mea et Philippo de Wildenberg marito eius genero meo”, by charter dated Mar 1244, in the presence of “domino Alexandro de Dikka...[1269].  "Lutharius dominus de Wickerode, Gerardus comes de Neuenare, Henricus de Arberg burgravius Coloniensis, Philippus dominus de Wildenberg..." witnessed the charter dated 27 Aug 1247 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations made by Heinrich Graf von Sayn[1270].  "...Ph. de Wildenberg, Johannem et Heinricum de Rifircheit..." acted as fiduciaries under the charter dated Jan 1248 which records the settlement of a dispute between Konrad Archbishop of Köln and “virum nobilem Waleramum de Juliaco...[1271].  “Philippus dominus de Wildenberg” donated property in Oberbachem to Steinfeld abbey at the request of “consanguinei mei Henrici domini de Reifferscheit” by charter dated 1254[1272].  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property by charter dated 1258, witnessed by “...Ph. domini de Wildenberg[1273].  "W. comes Juliacensis et Philippus senior dominus de Wildenberch" settled a dispute between “virum nobilem Conradum dominum de Sleyda” and Steinfeld abbey, relating to property donated by Konrad von Schleiden “pro se et uxore sua Elisa et domina Alheide matre sua”, by charter dated 24 Mar 1269, witnessed by “Philippi advocati de Kentenich, Gerardi domini de Lanscrona...Frederici domini de Wildenberch...[1274].  A charter dated 1272 records that "vir...nobilis Philippus dominus de Wietenbergh" constructed "in Ardania...ecclesiam" [Kloster Engelspforten] in which he entered "tres filias suas"[1275]m IRMGARD von Braunshorn, daughter of ARNOLD von Braunshorn & his wife --- (-after 21 Dec 1277).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated Mar 1244 under which [her father] “Arnoldus de Bruneshorn” donated certain vines to Kloster Himmelrode, with the consent of “Irmengardi filia mea et Philippo de Wildenberg marito eius genero meo[1276].  “Irmingardis domina de Wildinberg, Gerhardus filius noster et Johannes nepos noster...cum Ernesto nepote nostro” donated serfs to Kloster Ravengirsberg by charter dated 21 Dec 1277, sealed by “Johannes predictus in...sigillo G. patrui mei[1277].  Philipp [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH von Wildenberg (-after 24 Mar 1269).  Fahne cites a charter dated 1269 which names “Philipp der Aeltere Herr zu W. und sein Sohn Friedrich in Wildenberger Scheffenweisthum” but does not provide the citation reference[1278].  "W. comes Juliacensis et Philippus senior dominus de Wildenberch" settled a dispute between “virum nobilem Conradum dominum de Sleyda” and Steinfeld abbey, relating to property donated by Konrad von Schleiden “pro se et uxore sua Elisa et domina Alheide matre sua”, by charter dated 24 Mar 1269, witnessed by “Philippi advocati de Kentenich, Gerardi domini de Lanscrona...Frederici domini de Wildenberch...[1279]m ---.  The name of Friedrich’s wife is not known.  Friedrich & his wife had two children: 

i)          JOHANN von Wildenberg (-[14 Feb 1307/1311]).  “Irmingardis domina de Wildinberg, Gerhardus filius noster et Johannes nepos noster...cum Ernesto nepote nostro” donated serfs to Kloster Ravengirsberg by charter dated 21 Dec 1277, sealed by “Johannes predictus in...sigillo G. patrui mei[1280]Herr von Wildenberg.  “Johannes dominus de Riferscheit et Johannes dominus de Wildenberch milites” placed “villam nostram et castrum de Hildeschem” as fief of Henri Comte de Luxembourg by charter dated 1306[1281].  “Johann Herre zu Wildenberg und Irmegard seine...Hausfrau” donated “Zehnten zu Rode” to Kloster Engelspforten by charter dated 14 Feb 1307[1282]m as her first husband, IRMGARD, daughter of --- (-after 20 Apr 1335).  “Johann Herre zu Wildenberg und Irmegard seine...Hausfrau” donated “Zehnten zu Rode” to Kloster Engelspforten by charter dated 14 Feb 1307[1283].  She married secondly (before 30 Jul 1312) Arnold von Blankenheim.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 30 Jul 1312 under which [her son] “Philippus dominus de Wyldenbergh” acknowledged the agreement with “Arnoldum de Blankenhem ac dominam Yrmengardam matrem mean eius uxorem[1284].  She is named “Irmegarde der vrouwen van Blankenheim, de anghe is min Katherinen” in the 20 Apr 1335 charter of her granddaughter Katharina quoted below.  Johann & his wife had children: 

(a)       PHILIPP [II] von Wildenberg (-[1328/29], bur Nideggen)Herr von Wildenberg.  “Philippus dominus de Wyldenbergh” acknowledged the agreement with “Arnoldum de Blankenhem ac dominam Yrmengardam matrem mean eius uxorem” by charter dated 30 Jul 1312, sealed by “domini de Falkinberg[1285]m JOHANNA [von der Mark, daughter of EBERHARD [I] Graf von der Mark & his second wife ---] (-after 15 Apr 1358).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by Jacques de Hemricourt who records the marriage of [her daughter] “[la] filhe de saingnor de Wilhedenbergh quy astoit cuzine germaine al dit Evesque [Engelbert von der Mark Bishop of Liège] et al Conte delle Marche[1286].  The chronology of her husband’s life suggests that Johanna, if she was the daughter of Eberhard [I] Graf von der Mark, must have been born from her father’s second marriage.  She is named “vrouwen Johannen van Wildenberch, de moder is min Katharinen” in the 20 Apr 1335 charter of her daughter Katharina quoted below.  “Jenette Frauwe zu Wildebnerg, wydewe wilne Philipps Herren zu Wildenberg” acknowledged Stift Trier’s rights over property “by Trys” by charter dated 15 Apr 1358[1287].  Philipp [II] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       ALIX von Wildenberg .  “Philippe seigneur de Wildenberg et Jeanne sa femme” and “Richardus seigneur de Duna maréchal de Luxembourg et Lucarda sa femme” agreed provisions relating to the proposed marriage between “Aleide de Wildenberg et Henri fils du sire Richardus”, dated 11 Nov 1315[1288]Betrothed (contract 11 Nov 1315) to HEINRICH von Daun, son of RICHARD Herr von Daun Sénéchal de Luxembourg & his wife Lucie de Rodemack.  

(2)       KATHARINA von Wildenberg (-25 Apr 1368).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “[la] filhe de saingnor de Wilhedenbergh quy astoit cuzine germaine al dit Evesque” [indicating Engelbert von der Mark Bishop of Liège) married firstly “ly Sires d’Esloo” and secondly “mess. Renars Maxhere ly plus jovenes des enfans Monss. Rasses Doulpixhe...Sires de Schoenvorst et de Monjoye[1289].  Her name and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 7 Oct 1361 under which [her son] “Oyst here van Elslo ridder” appointed “onsen...bruderen die onse...muder vrouwe Kathrine van Wildenbergh hebt van heren Reynere here van Scoenvorst” as his heirs in the towns and “heirlichkeit van Elslo, van Biecht, ende van Katsop” if he died without heirs[1290].  "Oyst here van Elslo ind Katherine unse elich wif" exchanged “unse lant van Wildenberch, Hillisheim ind Ambele, ind unse goid van Oessenning” with Wilhelm [V] Graf von Jülich, naming “Irmegarde der vrouwen van Blankenheim, de anghe is min Katherinen...vrouwen Johannen van Wildenberch, de moder is min Katharinen”, in exchange for “dat goid van Kessenich ind van Bycht”, in the same way as had been agreed by Wilhelm [so after 1328, when Wilhelm succeeded his father] with Heinrich Herr von Reifferscheid and his wife (“also as id unse here der greue van Gulche vurgenand gald widder heren Heinrige van Riferscheid heren van Beidbure ind sin elich wif””), by charter dated 20 Apr 1335[1291]m firstly OYST [III] van Borne Heer van Elsloo, son of GOOSWIJN [III] van Borne Heer van Elsloo & his wife --- ([before 1306]-[1337])m secondly as his first wife, REINOUD Mascherell Heer van Schoonvorst, son of RASO van Oulpixhe & his wife --- de Jardin (-Rhodes 27 Dec 1375). 

ii)         ERNST von Wildenberg (-after 21 Dec 1277).  “Irmingardis domina de Wildinberg, Gerhardus filius noster et Johannes nepos noster...cum Ernesto nepote nostro” donated serfs to Kloster Ravengirsberg by charter dated 21 Dec 1277, sealed by “Johannes predictus in...sigillo G. patrui mei[1292]

b)         GERHARD [II] von Wildenberg (-after 23 Oct 1284).  “Irmingardis domina de Wildinberg, Gerhardus filius noster et Johannes nepos noster...cum Ernesto nepote nostro” donated serfs to Kloster Ravengirsberg by charter dated 21 Dec 1277, sealed by “Johannes predictus in...sigillo G. patrui mei[1293].  “Gerardus dominus de Wildenberg et Katarina uxor eius” donated property “in villa...Merle apud Mosellam” to Kloster Himmelrode by charter dated 23 Oct 1284[1294]m KATHARINA, daughter of ---.  “Gerardus dominus de Wildenberg et Katarina uxor eius” donated property “in villa...Merle apud Mosellam” to Kloster Himmelrode by charter dated 23 Oct 1284[1295]

c)         three daughters .  A charter dated 1272 records that "vir...nobilis Philippus dominus de Wietenbergh" constructed "in Ardania...ecclesiam" [Kloster Engelspforten] in which he entered "tres filias suas"[1296]

2.         [GERHARD [I] von Wildenberg (-after 9 Jun 1272).  The chronology of this family suggests that Gerhard [I] von Wildenberg was a different person from Gerhard [II] who is named above.  If that is correct, Gerhard [I] was probably the brother of Philipp [I].  Herr von Wildenberg.  "Gerhardus dominus de Wildinburg" acknowledged a loan from "Adolphus comes de Monte" by charter dated 10 Aug 1247[1297]"Gerart herre van Wuldenberg, Aleid min wif unde Heinrich unse son” transferred “unseme hove ze Musbach unde ze Mertene” to “Mechtilden die wilen grevinne was ze Seyne” by charter dated Sep 1267[1298].  “Theodericus dominus de Lymburg super Leynam et Johannes eius primogenitus” settled a dispute with Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln concerning “castro Ysenbergensi et advocacia Assindensi...necnon pro comitatu et iudicio de Bucheim”, appointing as guarantors “Burgardus dominus de Brucke et Theodericus eius filius, Gerardus dominus de Wildenberg et Henricus eius filius...”, by charter dated 15 May 1272[1299].  “Gerhardus dominus de Wildenberg...” acted as guarantor for “domino Friderico de Riferscheyt et domina Anna uxore sua” relating to a sale to Kloster Marienstadt by charter dated 9 Jun 1272[1300].]  m ALEID, daughter of ---.  "Gerart herre van Wuldenberg, Aleid min wif unde Heinrich unse son” transferred “unseme hove ze Musbach unde ze Mertene” to “Mechtilden die wilen grevinne was ze Seyne” by charter dated Sep 1267[1301].  Gerhard [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH von Wildenberg"Gerart herre van Wuldenberg, Aleid min wif unde Heinrich unse son” transferred “unseme hove ze Musbach unde ze Mertene” to “Mechtilden die wilen grevinne was ze Seyne” by charter dated Sep 1267[1302].  “Theodericus dominus de Lymburg super Leynam et Johannes eius primogenitus” settled a dispute with Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln concerning “castro Ysenbergensi et advocacia Assindensi...necnon pro comitatu et iudicio de Bucheim”, appointing as guarantors “Burgardus dominus de Brucke et Theodericus eius filius, Gerardus dominus de Wildenberg et Henricus eius filius...”, by charter dated 15 May 1272[1303]

 

 

9.         GERHARD von Wildenberg (-after Apr 1317).  "Gerhardus de Wildenberch et Heytentrudis coniuges...item Katherina et Cunegundis sorores filie...dicte Heydentrudis" sold “vineam...inter...monasterium[de Aldenburch] et villam Dalheim” to Aldenburg by charter dated early Apr 1317[1304]m as her second husband, HEIDENTRUD, widow of , daughter of ---.  Her two marriages are indicated by the following document: "Gerhardus de Wildenberch et Heytentrudis coniuges...item Katherina et Cunegundis sorores filie...dicte Heydentrudis" sold “vineam...inter...monasterium[de Aldenburch] et villam Dalheim” to Aldenburg by charter dated early Apr 1317[1305]

 

 

 

N.      FAMILY of ARNOLD [I] ARCHBISHOP of KÖLN

 

 

The family of Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln has not been identified with certainty.  The connections with the families of the Herren von Hengebach and the advocates of the church of Bonn (who have not been definitely identified) suggest its possible origin in the Bonn region. 

 

 

Three brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         ARNOLD [I] (-3 Apr 1151)Archbishop of Köln 1137.  The Annales Brunwilarenes record the death in 1137 of "Bruno archiepiscopus in Apulia in expeditione regia constitutus" and the succession of "Hugo", followed "eodem tempore" by the death of Hugo and the succession of "Arnoldus"[1306].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated the church at Mühlgau, where "Alberti fratris nostri" was buried, to Köln St Severin by charter dated 1139[1307].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln records that "Walterus de Hengebach consanguinitatis propinquitate nobis iunctus...nepotum nostrum" returned property donated to Köln St. Martin by charter dated 1147[1308].  Archbishop Arnold records that “Adalberto cognato meo Bunnensis ecclesie advocato” granted “turrim...in castro Drachenfels” to the archbishopric as a fief by charter dated 1149[1309].  The Memorienbuch of Köln St Severin records the death "III Non Apr" of "Arnoldus archiepiscopus"[1310]

2.         ALBERT (-before 1139, bur Mühlgau).  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated the church at Mühlgau, where "Alberti fratris nostri" was buried, to Köln St Severin by charter dated 1139[1311]

3.         WEZELIN (-after 1142).  “Arnoldus archiepiscopus, Wezelinus frater eiusdem episcopi...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Wilhelm abbot of Köln St. Martin confirmed that “Wendichen civis Coloniensis” had donated property[1312]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    GRAFEN von HÜCKESWAGEN

 

 

The county of Hückeswagen was located north-east of the city of Köln in the earlier previously covered by Deutzgau/Tuzihgowe, whose counts are shown in LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY.  It is likely that its territory was absorbed in the county of Berg. 

 

 

1.         FRIEDRICH (-after 1138).  Graf von Hückeswagen.  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of Götterswick to Kloster Camp made by "Thedericus de Ulfeta…et Diedela uxore eius" if they died childless by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "…Friderico comite de Hukensewagene…"[1313]

 

2.         HEINRICH (-after 1202).  Graf von Hückeswagen.  "Engelbertus…comes de Monte" confirmed the pledge of property made by "domnus Henricus comes de Hukingiswage" by charter dated 1189[1314].  “...Heinricus et Theodericus filius eius de Hokenswagen...” witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Scheda[1315]m ---.  The name of Heinrich’s wife is not known.  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         DIETRICH .  “...Heinricus et Theodericus filius eius de Hokenswagen...” witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Scheda[1316]

 

3.         ARNOLD (-after 14 Jul 1240).  Graf von Hückeswagen.  “...Arnoldus comes de Hokeneswage...” witnessed the charter dated 1208 (before 2 Nov) under which Bruno Archbishop of Köln freed Kloster Oelinghausen from its “advocatorum[1317].  "Arnoldus dictus comes in Hukenswage et uxor mea Adela" received "patronatum et ecclesiam de Hanrode" from Kloster Gräfrath by charter dated 1209[1318].  "Arnoldus comes de Hukenswagen..." witnessed the charter dated to [1218/25] under which Engelbert [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Altenberg abbey[1319].  "Arnoldus...comes de Hukeswage et Adela comitissa uxor eius" donated “possessionem nostram in villa...Ruendorp iuxta montem...Drachenvels” bought from “Gerlaco milite cognomento Ogir” to Steinfeld abbey, in the presence of and with the knowledge of “Francone filio nostro, Tiderico cognato nostro”, by charter dated 14 Jul 1240[1320]m (before 1209) ADELA, daughter of --- (-afetr 14 Jul 1240).  "Arnoldus dictus comes in Hukenswage et uxor mea Adela" received "patronatum et ecclesiam de Hanrode" from Kloster Gräfrath by charter dated 1209[1321].  "Arnoldus...comes de Hukeswage et Adela comitissa uxor eius" donated “possessionem nostram in villa...Ruendorp iuxta montem...Drachenvels” bought from “Gerlaco milite cognomento Ogir” to Steinfeld abbey, in the presence of and with the knowledge of “Francone filio nostro, Tiderico cognato nostro”, by charter dated 14 Jul 1240[1322].  Arnold & his wife had two children: 

a)         FRANCO (-after Aug 1260).  "Arnoldus...comes de Hukeswage et Adela comitissa uxor eius" donated “possessionem nostram in villa...Ruendorp iuxta montem...Drachenvels” bought from “Gerlaco milite cognomento Ogir” to Steinfeld abbey, in the presence of and with the knowledge of “Francone filio nostro, Tiderico cognato nostro”, by charter dated 14 Jul 1240[1323].  "Henricus et Franko fratres de Hukenswage…nos…Franko pro nobis uxore et liberis nostre" renounced rights in "predio de Hukinswage" in favour of "dominam Margaretam comitissam de Monte" by charter dated 6 Jul 1260[1324].  "Henricus canonicus ecclesie sancti Gereonis Coloniensis et Franko fratres filii bone memorie Arnoldi comitis de Hukenswage" confirmed receipt of money from "domine comitisse de Monte" by charter dated Aug 1260[1325]m --- (-after 6 Jul 1260).  The name of Franco’s wife is not known.  Franco & his wife had children: 

i)          children .  "Henricus et Franko fratres de Hukenswage…nos…Franko pro nobis uxore et liberis nostre" renounced rights in "predio de Hukinswage" in favour of "dominam Margaretam comitissam de Monte" by charter dated 6 Jul 1260[1326]

b)         HEINRICH von Hückeswagen (-after Aug 1260).  "Henricus et Franko fratres de Hukenswage…nos…Franko pro nobis uxore et liberis nostre" renounced rights in "predio de Hukinswage" in favour of "dominam Margaretam comitissam de Monte" by charter dated 6 Jul 1260[1327].  Canon at Köln St Gereon.  "Henricus canonicus ecclesie sancti Gereonis Coloniensis et Franko fratres filii bone memorie Arnoldi comitis de Hukenswage" confirmed receipt of money from "domine comitisse de Monte" by charter dated Aug 1260[1328]

 

 

1.         --- von Hückeswagen (-before Aug 1259).  m JUTTA, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1259).  "Jutta nobilis matrona de Hukinswage et...Beatrix, Sophia, Adela, Methildis, Elizabeth et Caterina filie eiusdem matrone" relinquished claims to “patronatus ecclesie in Hanrode” in favour of Kloster Gräfrath, by charter dated Aug 1259[1329].  Six children: 

a)         BEATRIX von Hückeswagen"Jutta nobilis matrona de Hukinswage et...Beatrix, Sophia, Adela, Methildis, Elizabeth et Caterina filie eiusdem matrone" relinquished claims to “patronatus ecclesie in Hanrode” in favour of Kloster Gräfrath, by charter dated Aug 1259[1330]

b)         SOPHIA von Hückeswagen"Jutta nobilis matrona de Hukinswage et...Beatrix, Sophia, Adela, Methildis, Elizabeth et Caterina filie eiusdem matrone" relinquished claims to “patronatus ecclesie in Hanrode” in favour of Kloster Gräfrath, by charter dated Aug 1259[1331]

c)         ADELA von Hückeswagen"Jutta nobilis matrona de Hukinswage et...Beatrix, Sophia, Adela, Methildis, Elizabeth et Caterina filie eiusdem matrone" relinquished claims to “patronatus ecclesie in Hanrode” in favour of Kloster Gräfrath, by charter dated Aug 1259[1332]

d)         MECHTILD von Hückeswagen"Jutta nobilis matrona de Hukinswage et...Beatrix, Sophia, Adela, Methildis, Elizabeth et Caterina filie eiusdem matrone" relinquished claims to “patronatus ecclesie in Hanrode” in favour of Kloster Gräfrath, by charter dated Aug 1259[1333]

e)         ELISABETH von Hückeswagen"Jutta nobilis matrona de Hukinswage et...Beatrix, Sophia, Adela, Methildis, Elizabeth et Caterina filie eiusdem matrone" relinquished claims to “patronatus ecclesie in Hanrode” in favour of Kloster Gräfrath, by charter dated Aug 1259[1334]

f)          CATHARINA von Hückeswagen"Jutta nobilis matrona de Hukinswage et...Beatrix, Sophia, Adela, Methildis, Elizabeth et Caterina filie eiusdem matrone" relinquished claims to “patronatus ecclesie in Hanrode” in favour of Kloster Gräfrath, by charter dated Aug 1259[1335]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRAFEN von JÜLICH

 

 

The Jülichgau was one of the five so-called “Ripuarian” (“provincia Ripuariorum”) counties situated south and west of the city of Köln and north of Trier, in the southern part of the region loosely termed Lower Rhine.  It was north of the Zülpichgau and Eifelgau.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…in Ribuarias comitatus quinque…" to King Ludwig[1336].  Vanderkindere identifies these five counties as Jülich, Zulpich, Eifel, Bonn and Köln[1337].  The county of Jülich developed in this area west of the river Rhine and the territories of the archbishopric of Köln, with the duchy of Limburg to the west. 

 

 

 

A.      ORIGINS, GRAFEN von JÜLICH

 

 

A charter dated 846, which concerns property in Jülich, names Matfried [II], identified elsewhere as Graf von Eifel.  It is not certain from the wording of the document that that Matfried was also Graf von Jülich. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GOTTFRIED (-after 25 Dec 962).  Otto I King of Germany granted the church at Düren "in comitatu Sunderscas ubi Godefridus comes preesse" to Aachen by charter dated 25 Nov 941[1338]Graf von Jülich.  Wicfried Archbishop of Köln donated property “in pago Juliacense in comitatu Godefridi comitis in castello…Julicha…in pago…Bunnensi in comitatu Eremfridi comitis…in villa Brunheim…in comitatu…Udonis comitis in villa Reinsa” to the Ursulastift by charter dated 2 Aug 945, signed by “fratris eius Godefridi comitis…[1339].  Bruno Archbishop of Köln donated property "in pago Gilegoui in comitatu Gotfridi comitis in villa vel marka Stumbele" to Kloster Altenmünster by charter dated 25 Dec 962[1340]

2.         WICFRIED (-953).  Archbishop of Köln.  Wicfried Archbishop of Köln donated property “in pago Juliacense in comitatu Godefridi comitis in castello…Julicha…in pago…Bunnensi in comitatu Eremfridi comitis…in villa Brunheim…in comitatu…Udonis comitis in villa Reinsa” to the Ursulastift by charter dated 2 Aug 945, signed by “fratris eius Godefridi comitis…[1341]

 

 

1.         HERMANN (-after 11 Jul 1019).  Emperor Otto II confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Gerresheim "in comitatu…Herimanni comitis" by charter dated 12 Apr 976[1342].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Deutz by charter dated 16 Feb 1003 witnessed by "Franconis, Rutberti, Gerhardi, Hermanni, Christiani, Adolfi, Tymonis, Wezelini"[1343].  Emperor Heinrich II confirmed the customs privileges of Kloster Gerresheim "in comitatu…Herimanni comitis" by charter dated 11 Jul 1019[1344]

 

2.         GERHARD [I] (-after Jun 1029).  Graf von Jülich.  Heribert Archbishop of Köln donated property in Udendorp to Kloster Deutz by charter dated 24 Feb 1008 witnessed by "Christiani comitis, Gerhardi defensoris Tuiciensis ecclesiæ, fratris eius Adolfi, Gerhardi Juliensis, Bilisonis comitis"[1345].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln confirmed previous donations to Kloster Deutz by charter dated 3 May 1019, witnessed by "…Cristiani comitis, Herimanni defensoris eiusdem Tuitensis ecclesie, Adolfi fratris eius, Gerhardi defensoris domus, Gerhardi Iuliensis, Bilisonis comitis"[1346].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster St Martin by charter dated 1021, witnessed by "…Herimannus domus advocatus, Adolfus frater eius, Gerhardus comes…"[1347].  Emperor Konrad II donated property "Cornizich Wil et Altenhof in pago Iulichgouui in comitatibus Gerhardi et Gisilberti" to Kloster Burtscheid by charter dated Jun 1029[1348]

 

3.         GISELBERT (-after Jun 1029).  Graf von Jülich.  Emperor Konrad II donated property "Cornizich Wil et Altenhof in pago Iulichgouui in comitatibus Gerhardi et Gisilberti" to Kloster Burtscheid by charter dated Jun 1029[1349].  The contiguity of their names suggests that Gerhard and Giselbert were closely related, maybe brothers, and shared the county between themselves but no family relationship is specified in the Jun 1029 charter. 

 

4.         GERHARD [II] (-after 1070).  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed an exchange of property between Udo Bishop of Toul and the abbot of Kornelimünster by charter dated 15 Apr 1064 witnessed by "…comes Gerardus, item comes Gerardus…"[1350].  "Arnoldi comitis, Gerhardi comitis, Adolfi comitis…" signed the charter dated 23 May 1072 under which Anno Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster St Martin, Köln[1351].  "Arnoldi comitis, Gerhardi comitis, Adolfi comitis…" signed the charter dated 18 Aug 1075 under which Anno Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster St Martin, Köln[1352].  Sigewin Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Rees, where her parents were buried, made by "Irmengarda…comitissa" by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adelbrat comes, Adolph de Monte, Gerhart de Gulecho, De Saphenberch Adelbrecht, Hesse comes…"[1353]Graf von Jülich.  [Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated "parochiam...Emba...decimis" to Köln St. Pantaleon by charter dated 1081, witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Guliche..."[1354].  It is not known whether the witness to this charter was Gerhard [II] or Gerhard [III].] 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GERHARD [III] (-after 1127).  Graf von Jülich.  [Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated "parochiam...Emba...decimis" to Köln St. Pantaleon by charter dated 1081, witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Guliche..."[1355].  It is not known whether the witness to this charter was Gerhard [II] or Gerhard [III].]  "Gerardus de Gelre, Arnoldus comes de Berge, Waleramus comes de Lemburg, Gerardus comes de Iuliaco…" signed the charter dated 1085 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster St Martin, Köln[1356].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Köln St Cecilia by charter dated 1094, witnessed by "…Adelbreht comes de Safenberg, Gerhart comes de Guliche, Adelbreht comes de Noruenig, Gerhart de Hostathen, Ethelger de Heingebach, Megenhere de Randenrothe…"[1357].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property "in Horenchusen…[et] in Dorwilere" made to Köln St Maria by "Meginherus de Randenrode cum neque uxorem neque filium haberet", in the presence of "fratre suo Hartberno", by charter dated 13 Apr 1104 witnessed by "Gerhart de Gelleron comes, Gerhart comes de Iulicho et frater eius Gerlach, Gerhart de Hochstaden, Dieterich de Mere, Heriman de Zulpico…"[1358].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln arranged the Vogtei of Kloster Gerresheim by charter dated 9 Jan 1106, witnessed by "Herimannus comes de Udenkirchen, frater eius Arnoldus, Gerhardus comes de Iulico…"[1359].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated serfs to Köln St Severin, with the consent of "Francone urbis nostre prefecto", by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Gerhardo comite de Gelre, Adelberto de Safenberg, Adelberto de Nervennich, Herimanno de Udenkircha, Gerhardo de Julicho, Gerhardo de Hoinstathe, Gerlacho de Isenburch et fratre sui Regenbaldo, Harperno de Randenrothe…"[1360].  "Liberi: Tiedrich comes de Ara, Gerart de Guileche, Gerart de Blanchinheim, Gerard de Hohstade, Adolf comes de Saphinberk, Adolf de Berge, Engelbreit de Kente..." witnessed the charter dated 1115 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed revenue and tolls to Münstereisel[1361].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 17 Mar 1116 witnessed by "Gerard comes de Guleche, Herimannus comes et frater eius Arnoldus, Almerus advocatus…"[1362].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 29 Mar 1117 witnessed by "Comes Fridericus de Arnesburg, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphfenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Theodericus de Gladebach et Edelgerus frater eius…"[1363].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 1117 relating to Kloster St Pantaleon witnessed by "Rembold de Isenburch et Gerlach frater eius, Gerardus comes de Iulicho, Almerus advocatus"[1364].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the dismissal of "comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus" from the Vogteischaft of Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 5 Apr 1118 witnessed by "Comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Gerhardus iunior filius Gerhardi, Gerhardus de Caesle, Arnulfus de Odenkirche"[1365].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 11 Feb 1124 witnessed by "Gerhart de Gulecho, Gerhart de Hostathe, Godefrit de Mere, Hereman de Heingebach, Thederihc de Gladebach, Heriman advocatus urbis…"[1366].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated Kloster Rolandswerth on an island in the river Rhine to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1 Aug 1126 witnessed by "Tiedericus comes de Are, Adolfus comes de Berge, Adolfus comes de Safenberg, Arnoldus comes de Cleue, Cunradus comes de Bunna, Gerardus comes de Iuleche et filius eius Gerardus, Gerardus comes de Hostade…"[1367].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation of property at Bornheim to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 1127 witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Guleche et filius eius Gerardus, Adolfus comes de Berge, Adolfus comes de Safenberge, Heinricus et Retherus de Dieke, Adelbreht et Nizo frater eius, Theodericus de Gladbach…"[1368]m ---.  The name of Gerhard’s wife is not known.  Gerhard [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         GERHARD [IV] (-after 2 May 1131).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the dismissal of "comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus" from the Vogteischaft of Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 5 Apr 1118 witnessed by "Comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Gerhardus iunior filius Gerhardi, Gerhardus de Caesle, Arnulfus de Odenkirche"[1369]Graf von Jülich

-        see below

b)         ALEXANDER (-6 Jul 1136, bur Saint-Gille near Liège).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Liège 1128.  Anselm of Gembloux’s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1128 of "domnus Adelbero episcopus Leodicensium” and the succession of “domnus Alexander archidiaconus ex clero sancti Lamberti” as bishop of Liège[1370].  Anselm of Gembloux’s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records a battle "apud Duratium” [Duras] between “Alexandrum Leodicensem episcopum et Godefridum Lovaniensem comitem[1371].  The Continuatio Gemblacensis of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1136 of "domnus Alexander Leodicensium episcopus” and the succession of “domnus Adelbero ex clero Mettensi” as bishop[1372].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the death “pridie Non Jul” 1135 of Bishop Alexander and his burial “in ecclesia sancti Egidii in Publico Monte[1373].  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Id Mar" of "domnus Alexander episcopus"[1374].  This date is inconsistent with the dates of death recorded in Aegidius’s Gesta for both Bishops Alexander [I] and Alexander [II].  It is not certain to whom the entry relates.] 

c)         [SOPHIE (-after [1140/1145]).  “Theodericus comes Hollandie” confirmed the donation of “quendam locum qui Nova Bethlehem vel Ostbruch est nuncupatus” made by “quidam nobiles Fastradus cognomento Scerebart [...propinquus noster] et uxor eius Sophia filia...comitis de Guleke” to St. Laurens Abbey, Oostbroek by charter dated [6 Jan-23 May] 1125[1375].  The chronology suggests that Sophie was the daughter of Graf Gerhard [III], although this is not specified in the document.  “Fastradus cognomento Scerebart et uxor (eius) Sophia---in melius vitam commutantes” donated property “a Markemunde usque Ouerste Ouermere, ab Ouerste Ouermere usque Halreberge, de Halreberge usque Thurlichteruene” to St. Laurens Abbey, Oostbroek by charter dated to [1 Aug 1140/23 Mar 1145][1376]m (before [23 May] 1125) FASTRAD [Vastraad] “Scherebaard” [van Uitwijk], son of --- (-after [1140/1145]).] 

2.         GERLACH (-after 13 Apr 1104).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property "in Horenchusen…[et] in Dorwilere" made to Köln St Maria by "Meginherus de Randenrode cum neque uxorem neque filium haberet", in the presence of "fratre suo Hartberno", by charter dated 13 Apr 1104 witnessed by "Gerhart de Gelleron comes, Gerhart comes de Iulicho et frater eius Gerlach, Gerhart de Hochstaden, Dieterich de Mere, Heriman de Zulpico…"[1377]

 

 

GERHARD [IV] von Jülich, son of GERHARD [III] Graf von Jülich & his wife --- (-after 2 May 1131)Graf von Jülich.  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the dismissal of "comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus" from the Vogteischaft of Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 5 Apr 1118 witnessed by "Comes Gerhardus et frater eius Heinricus, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Gerhardus iunior filius Gerhardi, Gerhardus de Caesle, Arnulfus de Odenkirche"[1378].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated Kloster Rolandswerth on an island in the river Rhine to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1 Aug 1126 witnessed by "Tiedericus comes de Are, Adolfus comes de Berge, Adolfus comes de Safenberg, Arnoldus comes de Cleue, Cunradus comes de Bunna, Gerardus comes de Iuleche et filius eius Gerardus, Gerardus comes de Hostade…"[1379].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation of property at Bornheim to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 1127 witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Guleche et filius eius Gerardus…"[1380].  Lothar King of Germany donated property to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 10 Feb 1129 witnessed by "…Comites: Gerhardus de Gellere, Arnoldus de Thonoburg, Gerhardus de Iulicho, Herimannus de Caluala, Henricus de Kessile, Adolphus de Berge, Adolphus de Saphinberg, Liberi: Gerhardus de Hostadin, Gerhardus de Heimesberg, Ludowicus de Quinheim, Gerhardus de Mulinarco, Gerhardus de Randirode…"[1381].  Lothar King of Germany confirmed the donation to Kloster Siegburg made by "Alverada de Cuck cum suis liberis" by charter dated 2 May 1131 witnessed by "…Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Comes Adolfus de Saffenberch, Gerhardus Hostath, Godefridus et frater eius Herimannus de Chuh, Gerhardus de Mulenarca…"[1382].  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between Bonn St Cassius and Kloster Siegburg concerning the churches of Hennes and Ober-Pleis by charter dated 1132 witnessed by "Alverada de Cuck cum suis liberis" by charter dated 2 May 1131 witnessed by "…Adolfus comes de Monte, Adolfus comes de Saffenberg, Lutherus comes de Are, Gerhardus comes de Iuliaco, Gerhardus de Hostade, Gozwinus comes de Ualkenburg, Cunradus comes de Bunne, Gerhardus de Mulenarke, Gerlach et fratres eius Adelgerus et Theodericus de Gladebach, Herimannus de Rudenberg…"[1383]

m ---.  The name of Gerhard’s wife is not known.  As noted below, if Graf Gerhard [IV] had two sons named Gerhard, it is possible that they were born from different marriages. 

Gerhard [IV] & his wife had [one child]: 

1.         [GERHARD [V] (-[5 Mar 1143/4 Feb 1144]).  The references in the charters quoted in this paragraph to “Gerardus puer” and “Gerardi iunioris” are best explained if Gerhard [IV] was succeeded by his son, a minor, who died soon afterwards and was succeeded by his brother Wilhelm (who is named as count in a charter dated 4 Feb 1144).  One difficulty is that Graf Wilhelm is recorded in 1166 with a younger brother called Gerhard.  If Graf Gerhard [IV] had two sons named Gerhard, it is possible that they were born from different marriages.  Graf von Jülich.  Konrad III King of Germany dismissed claims by "comes Adelbertus de Noruenich" to property "in silva…Osninch" claimed from Kloster Brauweiler by charter dated 14 Sep 1141, witnessed by "…comes Arnoldus de Cleuia, comes Adolfus de Monte, comes Heinricus de Gelra, comes Adolfus de Saphenberch, Gerardus puer comes de Iuliaco, Godefridus de Arnesberch, Herimannus de Cuich…"[1384].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 5 Mar 1143 witnessed by "Rupertus de Luriburg, Heinricus comes urbanus, Gerhardus comes de Iuliaco, Walterus comes de Kesle, Walterus de Rodenburg, Walterus de Hengebach…"[1385].  Friedrich I King of Germany granted "advocatiam de villa Worunch", held “ab omni herede libera post decessum comitis Iuliacensis Gerhardi iunioris” by the late Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln, to Archbishop Arnold [II] by charter dated 14 Jun 1153[1386].] 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         WILHELM [I] (-after 1176).  The primary source which confirms Wilhelm’s parentage has not been identified.  There are two possibilities.  Firstly, he could have been the younger brother of Gerhard [V].  Secondly, he could have been a younger brother of Graf Gerhard [IV] and paternal uncle of Gerhard [V] (or even a more remote relative).  The first alternative is the more obvious answer.  However, Graf Wilhelm is named first in the witness list of the charter dated 4 Feb 1144 quoted below, which implies a certain degree of seniority.  As Gerhard [V] was named “puer” only three years earlier, it is possible that his younger brother would still have been a minor in 1144 or at least junior in age.  If that is correct, Wilhelm [I] being Gerhard [V]’s uncle (or more distant relative) is more consistent with his position in the 1144 witness list.  Graf von Jülich.  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln issued a decision relating to Kloster Laach by charter dated 4 Feb 1144, witnessed by "comes Wilhelmus de Guliche..."[1387].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the return of property by "Walterus de Hengebach consanguinitatis propinquitate nobis" to Kloster St Martin, Köln by charter dated 1147, witnessed by "…Vuillihelmus comes de Guleche…"[1388].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 22 Feb 1166 relating to the division of their inheritance between "domna Elisabeth de Randenrothe…[et] sororem eius comitissam de Mere domnam…Hildegundem", with the consent of "filiorum ac filiarum domne Elisabeth", witnessed by "Willelmus comes Iuliacensis et frater eius Gerardus…"[1389].  "Comes Wilhelmus de Juliaco et Wilhelmus filius eius…" signed a charter dated 1172 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted property rights to Kloster St Ursula, Köln[1390].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property "in Helethen, alteram in Elueruelde comiti Ingelberto de Monte" by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Mulbach, Willelmus senior comes de Iuliaco, Willelmus filius eius, Ulricus comes de Nurberg et Gerardus filius eius, Henricus comes de Saphuenberg, Theodericus de Hostahen, Henricus comes de Arnesberg…"[1391]m ---.  The name of Wilhelm’s wife is not known.  Wilhelm [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         WILHELM [II] "der Grosse" (-1207).  "Comes Wilhelmus de Juliaco et Wilhelmus filius eius…" signed a charter dated 1172 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted property rights to Kloster St Ursula, Köln[1392].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property "in Helethen, alteram in Elueruelde comiti Ingelberto de Monte" by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Mulbach, Willelmus senior comes de Iuliaco, Willelmus filius eius, Ulricus comes de Nurberg et Gerardus filius eius, Henricus comes de Saphuenberg, Theodericus de Hostahen, Henricus comes de Arnesberg…"[1393]Graf von Jülich.  "Wilhelmus….comes Juliacensis" freed property at Schleiden from "cenobium sancti Salvatoris in monte prope Aquis" by charter dated 1200[1394]m as her first husband, ALVERADIS, daughter and heiress of ADALBERT Graf von Molbach & his wife Aleidis --- (-[7 Mar 1216/26 Apr 1245]).  "Comitissa Aleidis de Molbach et filia eius Alveradis comitissa Juliacensis et maritus eiusdem Alveradis Wilhelmus comes" donated property "in Heistrebach" to Heisterbach abbey, for the soul of "comitis Alberti de Molbach", by undated charter, dated to [1175] in the compilation[1395].  A charter dated 24 May 1177 records the death "XII Kal Jun" of "Alberti comitis de Molbach" and the donation to the church of Grefrath made by "Aleidis uxor ipsius et Alueradis filia mea et Wilhelmus comes gener mea" for his soul[1396].  "Alveradis comitissa de Mulbach" noted that "Wilhelmus Juliacensis comes, primus maritus meus" had donated "hereditatem meam…Supernouale" to the church of St Marie and St Nikolas in Vossenich without her knowledge and that she confirmed the donation after his death, by charter dated 1208[1397].  She married secondly ([1207/08]) Otto [II] Herr von Wickrath.  A charter dated 7 Mar 1216 confirmed the donation by "nobilis matrona Alveradis…comitissa de Molbach" to Altenberg abbey, with the consent of "marito ipsius domino Ottone de Wikerode", by charter dated 7 Mar 1216[1398].  It should be noted that the county of Molbach was granted to her first husband’s successor, Wilhelm [III] Graf von Jülich, in 1208 (see below), and not to Alveradis’s second husband.  "Otto de Wickerode" confirmed that "domina Alveradis de Molbag bone memorie uxor nostra" had donated the church of Lobberich to Knechtsteden abbey by charter dated 26 Apr 1245[1399].  Wilhelm [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [WILHELM (-25 May ----).  The necrology of the Münsterstiftes at Aachen records the death “VII Kal Jul” of “Wilhelmus filius Alveradis” and the donation for him[1400].  The article in the Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, in which this necrology entry is quoted, suggests that it could refer to a young son of Graf Wilhelm [II].  However, the absence of a reference to the father in the entry suggests that he predeceased the child.  If that is correct, and if the entry did refer to Graf Wilhelm [II]’s son, the child would have succeeded his father as Graf von Jülich even if a minor.  The absence of a reference to the child’s comital title in the entry therefore suggests that it is unlikely that he was Wilhelm’s son.  The possibility remains that he was the son of Wilhelm’s widow by her second marriage.  However, it is also possible that the child’s mother was a different Alveradis.  The other entries in the necrology could provide clues to her identity, but it has not been checked.] 

b)         GERHARD (-after 1198).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Meer abbey by charter dated 15 Dec 1185, witnessed by "...Willehelmus de Iuliaco comes et frater eius Gerardus, advocatus Coloniensis"[1401].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln issued instructions relating to "Dunwald" by charter dated 1197, witnessed by "...Wilhelmus comes Iuliacensis, Gerardus frater eius"[1402].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed an exchange between Kloster St. Mauritz and Köln St. Pantaleon by charter dated 1198, witnessed by "...Wilhelmus et Gerardus comites Iuliacenses..."[1403]

c)         JUTTA (-after 1190).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the church at Hoven to Zülpich made by "matrone Ide de Hengebag et filio suo Theoderico cum adhuc puer esset", in the presence of "Theodericus prenominatus nobilis puer, tutore suo Theoderico preposito SS. apostolorum", and that "post mortem pueri, patruus eius Everhardus" who succeeded "in hereditate" with "uxore sua Iutta…filio suo Wilhelmo consentiente maiore natu" confirmed the donation, by charter dated 1190[1404].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1209 under which "Henricus…dux Saxonie comes palatinus rheni" granted "comitatum de Molbach" to "Willehelmo comiti Juliacensi" as well as property "in Tulpeto" previously held by "Willehelmus comes Juliancensis avunculus supradicti comitis"[1405].  The county of Jülich was inherited by Jutta’s son.  m EBERHARD [II] von Hengebach, son of --- (-[1217/18]). 

2.         GERHARD (-after 22 Feb 1166).  Reinald Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 22 Feb 1166 relating to the division of their inheritance between "domna Elisabeth de Randenrothe…[et] sororem eius comitissam de Mere domnam…Hildegundem", with the consent of "filiorum ac filiarum domne Elisabeth", witnessed by "Willelmus comes Iuliacensis et frater eius Gerardus…"[1406]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von HENGEBACH, GRAFEN von JÜLICH (HENGEBACH/HEIMBACH)

 

 

1.         RICHIZO (-after 27 Sep 1074).  Graf von Hengebach.  Anno Archbishop of Köln divided the church of Neutz St. Qurin, founded by "Euerhardus comes Clivensis et matrona nobilis Berta comitissa uxor sua" between the church and the archbishopric by charter dated 27 Sep 1074, witnessed by "...Richzo comes de Hengebach, Gotfridus filius eius..."[1407]m ---.  The name of Richizo’s wife is not known.  Richizo & his wife had one child: 

a)         GOTTFRIED .  Anno Archbishop of Köln divided the church of Neutz St. Qurin, founded by "Euerhardus comes Clivensis et matrona nobilis Berta comitissa uxor sua" between the church and the archbishopric by charter dated 27 Sep 1074, witnessed by "...Richzo comes de Hengebach, Gotfridus filius eius..."[1408]

 

 

1.         ADELGER von Hengebach (-[1094/1102]).  "Arnoldi comitis, Athelgeri comitis…" signed the charter dated 1085 under which Siegwin Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster St Martin, Köln[1409].  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Köln St Cecilia by charter dated 1094, witnessed by "…Adelbreht comes de Safenberg, Gerhart comes de Guliche, Adelbreht comes de Noruenig, Gerhart de Hostathen, Ethelger de Heingebach, Megenhere de Randenrothe…"[1410]m JUDITH, daughter of --- (-after 1102).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[1411].  Adelger & his wife had four children: 

a)         GERLACH (-after 1102).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[1412]

b)         DIETRICH (-after 1102).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[1413]

c)         ADELGER (-after 1102).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[1414]

d)         LIUTGARD .  Her parentage and first marriage are indicated by the following document: Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[1415].  Her second marriage is indicated by the undated charter under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an exchange of property between the archbishop of Köln and the abbot of Sprengirsbach, witnessed by "Herimannus Palatinus comes de Reno et frater suus Heinricus de Cacenelenboge…"[1416].  The name of Hermann von Stahleck’s father, and therefore of Liutgard’s second husband, is confirmed by the following document: Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to Kloster Münchaurach, founded by “Goswino quondam...comite et filio eius Hermanno palatino comite...in loco...Awrach”, at the request of “Gotfridus burggravius de Nuremberg”, by charter dated 28 Feb 1158[1417].  The document does not confirm that he was Goswin [III], but this co-identity looks likely as no other Graf Goswin has been identified at that time.  m firstly HEINRICH [I] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of --- (-before 1108, bur Kloster Siegburg).  m secondly GOSWIN [III] Graf von Stahleck, son of --- (-after 1135). 

 

2.         HERMANN von Hengebach (-after 11 Feb 1124).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 11 Feb 1124 witnessed by "Gerhart de Gulecho, Gerhart de Hostathe, Godefrit de Mere, Hereman de Heingebach, Thederihc de Gladebach, Heriman advocatus urbis…"[1418].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln founded a church "in castro meo episcopali…Zulpiacum" by charter dated 1124 witnessed by "Paganus comes, Theodericus comes de Ara, Herimannus de Hengebach, Theodericus et frater eius Adelgerus de Gladebach…"[1419]

 

3.         DIETRICH von Hengebach (-after 1138).  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1136 witnessed by "Heinricus comes de Kessele, Tidericus de Gladbach et Gerlacus frater eius, Tidericus de Hengebach…"[1420].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated revenue to Kloster Brauweiler by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "…Adolfus comes de Sauenberch, Lutherus comes de Ara, Cunradus comes Ueronensis, Gozwinus de Falkenburch. De liberis hominibus: Godefridus de Iuliaco, Theodericus de Hengebach…"[1421]

 

4.         WALTER von Hengebach (-after 1154).  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 5 Mar 1143 witnessed by "Rupertus de Luriburg, Heinricus comes urbanus, Gerhardus comes de Iuliaco, Walterus comes de Kesle, Walterus de Rodenburg, Walterus de Hengebach…"[1422].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln records that "Walterus de Hengebach consanguinitatis propinquitate nobis iunctus...nepotum nostrum" returned property donated to Köln St. Martin by charter dated 1147, witnessed by “Everhardus frater eiusdem Walteri advocati iam dicte ecclesie, Herimannus filius eius...[1423].  "Walterus de Hengebach et Euerhardus frater eius" signed a charter dated 1154 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln granted privileges to St Pantaleon[1424]m ---.  The name of Walter’s wife is not known.  Walter & his wife had one child: 

a)         son .  Reinald Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 22 Feb 1166 relating to the division of their inheritance between "domna Elisabeth de Randenrothe…[et] sororem eius comitissam de Mere domnam…Hildegundem", with the consent of "filiorum ac filiarum domne Elisabeth", witnessed by "…filius Walteri de Hengebag iunior…"[1425]

5.         EBERHARD von Hengebach (-after 1154).  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln records that "Walterus de Hengebach consanguinitatis propinquitate nobis iunctus...nepotum nostrum" returned property donated to Köln St. Martin by charter dated 1147, witnessed by “Everhardus frater eiusdem Walteri advocati iam dicte ecclesie, Herimannus filius eius...[1426].  "Walterus de Hengebach et Euerhardus frater eius" signed a charter dated 1154 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln granted privileges to St Pantaleon[1427]m ---.  The name of Eberhard’s wife is not known.  Eberhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         HERMANN von Hengebach (-after 1147).  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln records that "Walterus de Hengebach consanguinitatis propinquitate nobis iunctus...nepotum nostrum" returned property donated to Köln St. Martin by charter dated 1147, witnessed by “Everhardus frater eiusdem Walteri advocati iam dicte ecclesie, Herimannus filius eius...[1428]

 

6.         HERMANN von Hengebach (-14 Jan 1168).  Provost at Köln.  Reinald Archbishop of Köln acknowledged the competence of "Herimannus de Hengebach…ecclesiasticus maioris ecclesiæ in Colonia prepositus" by charter dated 11 Dec 1165[1429]

 

 

Three brothers: 

1.         HERMANN von Hengebach (-before 1185).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln acquired the Vogteischaft over Lechenich, held by "Herimannus de Hengebach…eo defuncto Theoderico filio eius adhuc puero" until the death of the latter, for the archbishopric by charter dated 1185[1430]m IDA, daughter of ---.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the church at Hoven to Zülpich made by "matrone Ide de Hengebag et filio suo Theoderico cum adhuc puer esset", in the presence of "Theodericus prenominatus nobilis puer, tutore suo Theoderico preposito SS. apostolorum", and that "post mortem pueri, patruus eius Everhardus" who succeeded "in hereditate" with "uxore sua Iutta…filio suo Wilhelmo consentiente maiore natu" confirmed the donation, by charter dated 1190[1431].  Hermann & his wife had one child: 

a)         DIETRICH von Hengebach (-before 1185).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln acquired the Vogteischaft over Lechenich, held by "Herimannus de Hengebach…eo defuncto Theoderico filio eius adhuc puero" until the death of the latter, for the archbishopric by charter dated 1185[1432].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the church at Hoven to Zülpich made by "matrone Ide de Hengebag et filio suo Theoderico cum adhuc puer esset", in the presence of "Theodericus prenominatus nobilis puer, tutore suo Theoderico preposito SS. apostolorum", and that "post mortem pueri, patruus eius Everhardus" who succeeded "in hereditate" with "uxore sua Iutta…filio suo Wilhelmo consentiente maiore natu" confirmed the donation, by charter dated 1190[1433]

2.         DIETRICH von Hengebach (-12 May 1224).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Archbishop of Köln 1208. 

3.         EBERHARD [II] von Hengebach (-[1217/18]).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the church at Hoven to Zülpich made by "matrone Ide de Hengebag et filio suo Theoderico cum adhuc puer esset", in the presence of "Theodericus prenominatus nobilis puer, tutore suo Theoderico preposito SS. apostolorum", and that "post mortem pueri, patruus eius Everhardus" who succeeded "in hereditate" with "uxore sua Iutta…filio suo Wilhelmo consentiente maiore natu" confirmed the donation, by charter dated 1190[1434].  "Nobiles viri Euerardus de Hengebach, Wilhelmus filius eius comes Juliacensis…" witnessed a charter dated 1208 confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Camp[1435].  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis"[1436]m JUTTA von Jülich, daughter of WILHELM [I] Graf von Jülich & his wife --- (-after 1190).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the church at Hoven to Zülpich made by "matrone Ide de Hengebag et filio suo Theoderico cum adhuc puer esset", in the presence of "Theodericus prenominatus nobilis puer, tutore suo Theoderico preposito SS. apostolorum", and that "post mortem pueri, patruus eius Everhardus" who succeeded "in hereditate" with "uxore sua Iutta…filio suo Wilhelmo consentiente maiore natu" confirmed the donation, by charter dated 1190[1437].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1209 under which "Henricus…dux Saxonie comes palatinus rheni" granted "comitatum de Molbach" to "Willehelmo comiti Juliacensi" as well as property "in Tulpeto" previously held by "Willehelmus comes Juliancensis avunculus supradicti comitis"[1438].  Eberhard & his wife had [nine] children: 

a)         WILHELM [III] (-killed in battle Damietta 1218).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the church at Hoven to Zülpich made by "matrone Ide de Hengebag et filio suo Theoderico cum adhuc puer esset", in the presence of "Theodericus prenominatus nobilis puer, tutore suo Theoderico preposito SS. apostolorum", and that "post mortem pueri, patruus eius Everhardus" who succeeded "in hereditate" with "uxore sua Iutta…filio suo Wilhelmo consentiente maiore natu" confirmed the donation, by charter dated 1190[1439].  "Nobiles viri Euerardus de Hengebach, Wilhelmus filius eius comes Juliacensis…" witnessed a charter dated 1208 confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Camp[1440].  He succeeded his maternal uncle as Graf von Jülich.  "Henricus…dux Saxonie comes palatinus rheni" granted "comitatum de Molbach" to "Willehelmo comiti Juliacensi" as well as property "in Tulpeto" previously held by "Willehelmus comes Juliancensis avunculus supradicti comitis", by charter dated 1209[1441].  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis"[1442].  A charter dated 1218 records that "bone memorie Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis" died "in peregrinatione sancte crucis"[1443]m MATHILDE van Limburg, daughter of WALRAM III Duke of Limburg & his first wife Cunégonde de Lorraine (-after 1 Apr 1234).  An undated charter notes that "comes Wilhelmus de Gulge et uxor sua Mathildis, et Th. frater suus et uxor sua Methildis, et comes H. de Kesle et uxor sua Odelhildis, et Everhardus frater comitis de Gulge et Gerardus de Blanckenheim" relinquished "Turris", with the consent of "Hermanno fratri suo"[1444].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1226 in which her son "Wilhelmus…comes Juliacensis" renounced rights in property, on the advice of "avunculi mei domini Heinrici ducis de Limburg"[1445].  Wilhelm [III] & his wife had three children: 

i)          WILHELM [IV] (-killed in battle Aachen 16 Mar 1278).  He succeeded his father as Graf von Jülich.  "Willelmus comes Juliancensis" confirmed the donation by "bone memorie pater meus Willelmus comes Juliacensis" to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 1225[1446]

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ii)         WALRAM (-1271).  "Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis et frater meus Walramus" donated land "apud Garstorp" to Kloster Dünwald by charter dated 1 Oct 1231, witnessed by "avunculi nostri Henricus dux de Limburg, Walranus frater eius…"[1447].  "Wilelmus…comes Juliacensis" donated property at Asp to Kloster Braunweiler, for the souls of "patris nostri Wilhelmi de Hengebach necnon et patris eiusdem avunculi Wilhelmi magni comitis Juliacensis", by charter dated Nov 1236, witnessed by "Walramus frater noster, Arnoldus de Diest, Amilius de Owe, Theodericus frater noster…"[1448].  "Walramus germanus domini Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" reached agreement on the dower of "Mechtildis filia domni Conradi de Molnerken nostra sponsa" by charter dated 1250[1449].  “Walraue des Greven brudir van Guleghe” granted protection to the citizens of Köln by charter dated 7 May 1263[1450].  Herr von Bergheim.  m (betrothed Jan 1249, [1252/53]) MECHTILD von Müllenark, daughter of KONRAD Herr von Müllenark & his wife --- von Hochstaden ([1240]-before 1279).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated Jan 1248 (presumably O.S.) under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln assigned property "apud Herle" to "virum nobilem Waleramum de Juliaco ac eius sponsam Methildim filiam viri nobilis Conradi de Mulenharkin", which states that Mechtild was "nepte sue" and records that her marriage would take place when she was twelve years old when she would receive "castrum Bergheim" as dowry[1451].  "Walramus germanus domini Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" reached agreement on the dower of "Mechtildis filia domni Conradi de Molnerken nostra sponsa" by charter dated 1250[1452].  A charter dated 5 Nov 1279 records that "Conradus dominus de Mulemarken…filiam suam Methildim…ex…domina Methildi" married "quondam Walramo de Juliaco…de Berghem" and that she was her father’s heir in the castle of Müllenark[1453].  Walram & his wife had one child: 

(a)       WALRAM (-[Dec 1311/24 Jun 1312]).  Herr von Bergheim.  "Walranus dictus de Juliaco, dominus de Bergheim et Ymagina uxor eius" sold property to the Cäcilienstift at Köln by charter dated 13 Jul 1291[1454].  "Walramus vir nobilis miles de Juliaco dominus de Bergheim ac Ymagina nostra collateralis" donated property to the church of Neus, for the souls of "parentum nostrorum...domini Walrami et Mechtildis", by charter dated 17 Aug 1308[1455]m (before 19 Mar 1288) IMAGINA von Westerburg, daughter of HEINRICH von Westerburg & his wife Agnes von Isenburg-Limburg (-after 17 Aug 1308).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Walranus dictus de Juliaco, dominus de Bergheim et Ymagina uxor eius" sold property to the Cäcilienstift at Köln by charter dated 13 Jul 1291[1456].  "Walramus vir nobilis miles de Juliaco dominus de Bergheim ac Ymagina nostra collateralis" donated property to the church of Neus, for the souls of "parentum nostrorum...domini Walrami et Mechtildis", by charter dated 17 Aug 1308[1457]

iii)        DIETRICH (-after Nov 1236).  "Wilelmus…comes Juliacensis" donated property at Asp to Kloster Braunweiler, for the souls of "patris nostri Wilhelmi de Hengebach necnon et patris eiusdem avunculi Wilhelmi magni comitis Juliacensis", by charter dated Nov 1236, witnessed by "Walramus frater noster, Arnoldus de Diest, Amilius de Owe, Theodericus frater noster…"[1458].  Monk at Kornelimünster. 

b)         HERMANN .  An undated charter notes that "comes Wilhelmus de Gulge et uxor sua Mathildis, et Th. frater suus et uxor sua Methildis, et comes H. de Kesle et uxor sua Odelhildis, et Everhardus frater comitis de Gulge et Gerardus de Blanckenheim" relinquished "Turris", with the consent of "Hermanno fratri suo"[1459].  Canon of Köln St Gereon 1203/09. 

c)         DIETRICH (-[1218/1 Feb 1219]).  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis"[1460].  An undated charter notes that "comes Wilhelmus de Gulge et uxor sua Mathildis, et Th. frater suus et uxor sua Methildis, et comes H. de Kesle et uxor sua Odelhildis, et Everhardus frater comitis de Gulge et Gerardus de Blanckenheim" relinquished "Turris", with the consent of "Hermanno fratri suo"[1461]m MECHTILD, daughter of ---.  An undated charter notes that "comes Wilhelmus de Gulge et uxor sua Mathildis, et Th. frater suus et uxor sua Methildis, et comes II. de Kesle et uxor sua Odelhildis, et Everhardus frater comitis de Gulge et Gerardus de Blanckenheim" relinquished "Turris", with the consent of "Hermanno fratri suo"[1462]

d)         EBERHARD (-[1234/36]).  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis"[1463].  An undated charter notes that "comes Wilhelmus de Gulge et uxor sua Mathildis, et Th. frater suus et uxor sua Methildis, et comes H. de Kesle et uxor sua Odelhildis, et Everhardus frater comitis de Gulge et Gerardus de Blanckenheim" relinquished "Turris", with the consent of "Hermanno fratri suo"[1464].  "E…nobilis vir de Hengebach" renounced rights in "allodium…in Ernich" in favour of Kloster Hoven, by charter dated 1229[1465].  "Everhardus Tulpetensis advocatus" donated property "in Ernich" in favour of Kloster Hoven, by charter dated to [1229][1466]m ELISABETH von Hochstaden, daughter of LOTHAR [I] Graf von Hochstaden & his wife Mechtild von Vianden.  "Elisa nobilis matrona de Hengebach" donated revenue, with the support of "viri sui Everardi nobilis de Hengebach" by charter dated 25 Apr 1234[1467].  "Domina Elyzabeth de Hengebach" agreed the marriage of "filiam nostram Margaretham" and "domino Symoni de Spanheym" by charter dated Nov 1240[1468].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 29 Nov 1250 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln confirmed, at the request of "domine Elyse sororis nostre de Hengebach", the property of "Margarete filie ipsius uxori domini Symonis…de Spanheim"[1469].  Eberhard & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARGARETA (-before Feb 1299).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and second marriage has not yet been identified.   "Domina Elyzabeth de Hengebach" agreed the marriage of "filiam nostram Margaretham" and "domino Symoni de Spanheym" by charter dated Nov 1240[1470].  "Henricus Dominus de Heinesberg" donated "castra…ex parte mei patris…Kestelun, Neve et Kirberg" to "fratri meo Domino Symoni ac Margarete sue uxori", in return for "Blankenberg, Saffenberg, Hilkerode" received from "meus avunculus bone memorie Henricus comes Seynensis", by charter dated 13 Oct 1248[1471].  "Symon comes de Spanheim et Margaretha uxor sua" donated "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights, for the soul of "quondam comitis Henrici Seynensis", by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[1472]m firstly (contract 6 Dec 1240) SIMON Graf von Sponheim, son of GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Adelheid von Sayn (-8 Apr 1264, bur Pfaffen-Schwabenheim).  m secondly (contract 15 May 1265) as his second wife, EMICH Graf von Leiningen, son of FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Leiningen & his wife Agnes von Eberstein (-[1276/78]). 

e)         ARNOLD .  Priest at Trier. 

f)          UDELHILD [Othelende] (-after 1222).  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis", witnessed by "Henrico quoque comitis de Kesle…"[1473].  An undated charter notes that "comes Wilhelmus de Gulge et uxor sua Mathildis, et Th. frater suus et uxor sua Methildis, et comes H. de Kesle et uxor sua Odelhildis, et Everhardus frater comitis de Gulge et Gerardus de Blanckenheim" relinquished "Turris", with the consent of "Hermanno fratri suo"[1474].  “Henricus comes de Kessele” donated “curtem in Barle et in Kovesdunc” to Marienweerd, with the agreement of “uxore mea Othelende”, by charter dated 1219 (before 18 Oct)[1475].  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln granted “bona in Belskenbike, in Seyenhof, in Ulede et in Hevenhusen” to “consanguinee mee W. quondam comitisse de Kessele” who had contracted to marry “nobili viro B. de Buren”, by charter dated 8 May 1222[1476]m firstly HEINRICH [IV] Graf von Kessel, son of HEINRICH [III] Graf von Kessel & his wife Alverade van Cuyck (-5 Sep, 1219 or after).  m secondly (contract before 8 May 1222) as his second wife, BERTHOLD [I] von Büren, son of --- (-after 1243). 

g)         ALEIDIS (-after 1233).  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis"[1477].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  The Chronicon Diestense records that “Arnoldum successorem suum”, son of “Arnoldus et Clemencia”, married “Aleidi[1478].  “Arnoldus dominus de Dyest...et mater mea Aleydis” donated “in allodio de Dyest, decimam” to Tongerloo by charter dated 1233[1479]m ARNOUT [III] van Diest, son of ARNOUT [II] van Diest & his wife --- (-1230). 

h)         JUTTA (-1252 or before).  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis"[1480].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified, but her relationship with the family of the Grafen von Jülich is indicated by her son Friedrich being named “consanguineus” of Wilhelm [IV] Graf von Jülich in the charter dated 10 Sep 1250 quoted above.  m GERHARD [V] Herr von Blankenheim, son of --- (-before 1 May 1248). 

i)          [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the following charter.  "W. comitem de Kessele, Arnoldum dominum de Diste, G. fratrem eius, F. dominum de Blankenhem, Johannem de Riperset...consanguineos nostros, viros nobiles..." acted as fiduciaries under the charter dated 10 Sep 1250 under which “Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis” appointed arbitrators to settle a dispute with Konrad Archbishop of Köln[1481].  In this document, the first four fiduciaries acting for Wilhelm [IV] Graf von Jülich were his cousins, children of his paternal aunts probably named in order of their seniority within the family.  It is reasonable to suppose that the fifth fiduciary, Johann von Reifferscheid, also described as “consanguineus” of Graf Wilhelm, was descended from another of his aunts.  m --- von Reifferscheid, son of --- (-before 10 Sep 1250).] 

 

 

WILHELM [IV] von Jülich