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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                GRAFEN von ALTENA. 4

Chapter 2.                GRAVEN van BENTHEIM.. 14

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN von BERG. 23

A.         GRAFEN von BERG.. 23

B.         GRAFEN von BERG (LIMBURG) 30

C.        HERREN von BROICH.. 36

Chapter 4.                GRAVEN van DALE. 43

Chapter 5.                GRAFEN und HERREN im EIFEL. 46

A.         GRAFEN von AHR.. 46

B.         HERREN von BLANKENHEIM, GRAFEN von BLANKENHEIM.. 56

C.        GRAFEN von HOCHSTADEN (1) 63

D.        GRAFEN von HOCHSTADEN (2) (Family of GRAFEN von AHR) 66

E.         GRAFEN von NÖRVENICH, GRAFEN von MOLBACH.. 70

F.         HERREN von REIFFERSCHEIDT. 74

G.        GRAFEN von SAFFENBERG.. 85

H.        FAMILY of ARNOLD [I] ARCHBISHOP of KÖLN.. 91

Chapter 6.                GRAVEN van GELRE. 92

A.         GRAVEN van GELRE.. 92

B.         DUKES of GELRE.. 110

C.        DUKES of GELRE (JÜLICH) 115

D.        HERREN von RANDERODE.. 116

Chapter 7.                GRAFEN von HÜCKESWAGEN. 120

Chapter 8.                GRAFEN von JÜLICH. 123

A.         ORIGINS, GRAFEN von JÜLICH.. 123

B.         GRAFEN von HENGEBACH, GRAFEN von JÜLICH (HENGEBACH/HEIMBACH) 132

C.        HERREN von HEINSBERG, HEREN van VALKENBERG.. 160

D.        HERREN von HEINSBERG (SPONHEIM) 166

E.         HERREN von MÜLLENARK.. 176

Chapter 9.                GRAFEN von KESSEL. 180

Chapter 10.              GRAFEN von KLEVE. 184

A.         ORIGINS, GRAFEN von KLEVE.. 185

B.         GRAFEN von KLEVE, DUKES of KLEVE (GRAFEN von der MARK) 204

C.        DUKES of JÜLICH-BERG-KLEVE.. 208

D.        HERREN von ALPEN, BURGGRAFEN von ALPEN.. 209

E.         GRAFEN und HERREN von MÖRS.. 211

Chapter 11.              GRAFEN, BURGGRAFEN, HERREN in KÖLN. 213

A.         BURGGRAFEN von KÖLN, HERREN von ARBERG.. 214

B.         VÖGTE von KÖLN, HERREN von HEPPENDORF, HERREN von ALPEN.. 222

C.        HERREN von VOLMESTEIN.. 228

Chapter 12.              GRAFEN von der MARK. 233

Chapter 13.              GRAFEN von ODENKIRCHEN. 251

A.         GRAFEN von ODENKIRCHEN.. 251

B.         HERREN von DYCK.. 253

C.        HERREN von GLADBACH.. 259

D.        HERREN von WEVELINGHOVEN.. 261

E.         HERREN von WICKRATH.. 263

Chapter 14.              GRAFEN von VIRNEBURG. 269

Chapter 15.              OTHER NOBILITY in LOWER RHINE. 281

 

 

 

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 the 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

 

 

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].  “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[5]

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[6].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified, although Eberhard’s 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)[7].  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[8]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[9].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Vilich by charter dated 10 Sep 1182 witnessed by "…Arnoldus et Fredericus comites de Alcena…"[10].  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…"[11].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Füssenich by charter dated 1197 witnessed by "…fratres nostri comites Arnoldus et Fridericus de Althena"[12].  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[13].  “...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[14]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[15].  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[16].  “...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[17]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”][18]Graf von Altena und Isenberg. 

-        see below

c)         DIETRICH (-Rome 1226).  Bishop of Münster. 

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…"[19].  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"[20].  “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[21]

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…"[22].  “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[23]

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…"[24].  “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[25].  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…"[26].  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[27]

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…"[28].  “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[29]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[30]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…"[31]

-        HERREN von HOLTE

j)          daughter .  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[32]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[33].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Füssenich by charter dated 1197 witnessed by "…fratres nostri comites Arnoldus et Fridericus de Althena"[34].  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[35].  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...[36]

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[37]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…"[38].  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…"[39].  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…"[40].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Füssenich by charter dated 1197 witnessed by "…fratres nostri comites Arnoldus et Fridericus de Althena"[41].  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...[42]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[43]Europäische Stammtafeln shows “Alveradis (v Krieckenbeck-Millendonk) 1193/1220 T v (Reiner)” as the wife of Graf Friedrich [I][44].  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)         [FRIEDRICH (-after [1194/99]).  Europäische Stammtafeln shows “Friedrich 1194/99” as the older son of Graf Friedrich [I][45].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.] 

b)         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[46]Graf von der Mark

-        GRAFEN von der MARK

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...[47].  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[48].  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[49], 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[50]

 

 

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”][51]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"[52].  The Chronica Minor Auctore Minorita Erphordiensi records that "Engilbertus Coloniensis archiepiscopus" was killed in 1225 by "comite Friderico de Ysinburg"[53].  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[54]

m ([1210]) SOPHIE van Limburg, daughter of WALERAN 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[55].  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[56].  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"[57].  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"[58]

Friederich [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"[59]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…"[60].  “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[61].  "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[62]"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[63].  "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[64].  "…Otto de Tekellenburgh et Theodericus de Limporch…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[65].  "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[66].  "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.)[67]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[68].  "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.)[69].  Dietrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JOHANN (-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[70]m ---.  The name of Johann’s wife is not known.  Johann had two children: 

i)          DIETRICH (-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.)[71]

-         HEREN van LIMBURG gt van STIRUM

ii)         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.)[72]

b)         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[73].  "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.)[74]

-        GRAVEN van LIMBURG, HEREN van 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"[75]

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"[76].  “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][77].  “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[78].  “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[79]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[80]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"[81]

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[82].  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...[83]"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[84].  "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[85]m (before May 1251) BURKHARD [III] Herr von Broich, son of --- (-before 19 Nov 1274). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAVEN van BENTHEIM

 

 

The county of Bentheim was located west of the county of Teckle nburg and the river Ems, north of the territories of the bishopric of Münster and east of those of the bishopric of Utrecht. 

 

 

OTTO of Holland, son of DIRK VI Count of Holland & his wife Sophie von Rheineck ([1140/45]-[1208/13 Feb 1209]).  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Florencium succedentem Hollandie principem, Ottonem de Benthem comitem, Balduinem pontificum, Theodricum antistitem, Peregrinum presidem, Sophiam abbatissam, Hadewigim sanctimonialem et Petronellam…domicellam" as the children of Count Dirk VI & his wife[86]Graaf van Bentheim.  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Otto de Hollandia filius sororis sue" inherited "comitatum de Benthem" after "Otto palatinus comes de Rinegh castellanus in Benthem sororius Theodrici comitis Hollandie" was murdered by "Hermanno comite de Stalik"[87].  The Annales Egmundani record the visit to Jerusalem in 1173 of "Sophia comitissa Hollandensis et filio suo Ottone"[88].  The Gesta Episcopum Traiectensium records the conflict between "duos fratres de Frisia oriundus de Berum, Ludolfum et Leffardum" and "Ottone comite palatino Reni qui Bentheim possedat"[89].  "Frater episcopi Balduini Otto comes de Benthem" made war at Drenthen against "Covordiæ præfectos", dated to 1196[90].  "Theodericus…comes et A. uxor mea Hollandiæ comitissa…et avunculus noster Otto comes de Benethem et soror eius Sophia abbatissa" confirmed donations to Rijnsburg by "beatæ memoriæ Sophia quondam Hollandiæ comitissa", for the souls of "præmemoratæ Sophiæ comitissæ et mariti eius Theoderici comitis", by charter dated 1202[91].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Wilhelmus comes Orientalis Frisie" conspired after the death of his brother Count Dirk VII in 1203, with the support of "Florencius frater suus Traiectensis prepositus, Otto comes de Benthem ipsius patruus" and others, against "Ludovicum comitem de Loon…ac Adelheidim Hollandie viduam"[92].  "Othonis comitis de Benthehem, Balduyni filii eius…" witnessed the charter dated Mar 1204 under which records a treaty between Dirk VII Count of Holland donated property to the church of Alne[93]

m ALVERADE von Arnsberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Arnsberg [Kuyc] & his wife Ida [Jutta] von Arnsberg (-after 1205).  The Annales Egmundani refer to "Ottonem fratrem Florentii Hollandensis comitis" as "Heinricus comes de Arnesburg generum suum"[94].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage and her name has not yet been identified.  Heiress of Malsen. 

Otto [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         EGBERT (-murdered before 1211).  "…Hugo de Vorren, Egbertus de Benthem, Boidekinus frater suus…" witnessed the charter dated 13 Feb 1209 under which Willem I Count of Holland donated property in Noordbeveland to Middelburg abbey[95]

2.         BOUDEWIJN [I] van Bentheim (-before 9 May 1248).  "Othonis comitis de Benthehem, Balduyni filii eius…" witnessed the charter dated Mar 1204 under which records a treaty between Dirk VII Count of Holland donated property to the church of Alne[96].  "…Hugo de Vorren, Egbertus de Benthem, Boidekinus frater suus…" witnessed the charter dated 13 Feb 1209 under which Willem I Count of Holland donated property in Noordbeveland to Middelburg abbey[97]Graaf van Bentheim.  Regent of Holland.  "Balduinus…comes de Benthem et procurator Hollandie" donated property to Middelburg abbey by charter dated 1218 "coram me et domino Theodrico de Vorne" in the presence of "domini Th. de Vorne castellani…"[98].  "Balduinus comes de Benthem, Wilhelmus de Egmonde, Jacobus castellanus de Leydeu…" witnessed the charter dated May 1223 under which Floris IV Count of Holland "et Theodoricus dominus de Voirne, castellanus Zelandie" held court at Westkappel[99].  Burggraaf van Utrecht.  "Baltwinus comes in Benthem, Otto eius primogenitus" donated property to St Marie at Wittmarssen, for the souls of "Jutte uxoris nostre, necnon et nostri Ottonis et coniugis ipsius Helewigis", by charter dated 1246[100]m JUTTA, daughter of --- (-after 1246).  "Baltwinus comes in Benthem, Otto eius primogenitus" donated property to St Marie at Wittmarssen, for the souls of "Jutte uxoris nostre, necnon et nostri Ottonis et coniugis ipsius Helewigis", by charter dated 1246[101].  Boudewijn [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         OTTO [II] van Bentheim (-1279 or after).  "Baltwinus comes in Benthem, Otto eius primogenitus" donated property to St Marie at Wittmarssen, for the souls of "Jutte uxoris nostre, necnon et nostri Ottonis et coniugis ipsius Helewigis", by charter dated 1246[102]Graaf van Bentheim 1248.  Graf von Tecklenburg 1264.  "Otto comes in Benthem et H. comes in Aldenburg, ambo comites in Tekeneborg" donated property to Bersenbrugge convent by charter dated 1264[103].  "Otto comes de Benthem" transferred "totum dominium nostrum in Malsen" to "fratri nostro Egberto", on the advice of "Ludolfi de Stenvordia nepotis nostri, Ottonis filii nostri", by charter dated 1267[104].  Teutonic Knight 1277.  m firstly (before 23 Apr 1246) HEILWIG von Tecklenburg, daughter of OTTO [I] Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Mechtild von Holstein (-1264 or after).  "Baltwinus comes in Benthem, Otto eius primogenitus" donated property to St Marie at Wittmarssen, for the souls of "Jutte uxoris nostre, necnon et nostri Ottonis et coniugis ipsius Helewigis", by charter dated 1246[105].  Heiress of Tecklenburg.  m secondly JUTTA, daughter of ---.  [1272].  Otto [II] & his first wife had three children:  .

i)          OTTO [III] van Bentheim (-1285).  "Otto comes de Benthem" transferred "totum dominium nostrum in Malsen" to "fratri nostro Egberto", on the advice of "Ludolfi de Stenvordia nepotis nostri, Ottonis filii nostri", by charter dated 1267[106]Graf von Tecklenburg 1277. 

-         GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG

ii)         EGBERT [I] van Bentheim (-before 25 Jun 1307).  "Egbertus comes in Benthem" confirmed the donation to the church of Renen by "Otto noster genitor comes in Benthem" by charter dated 1277[107]Graaf van Bentheim

-         see below

iii)        GERTRUD .  Abbess of Metelen 1287. 

b)         EGBERT .  "Otto comes de Benthem" transferred "totum dominium nostrum in Malsen" to "fratri nostro Egberto", on the advice of "Ludolfi de Stenvordia nepotis nostri, Ottonis filii nostri", by charter dated 1267[108].  1267/1284. 

c)         ELISABETH (-after 1 Jun 1270).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1267 under which "Otto comes de Benthem" transferred "totum dominium nostrum in Malsen" to "fratri nostro Egberto", on the advice of [her son] "Ludolfi de Stenvordia nepotis nostri, Ottonis filii nostri"[109].  “Ludolphus de Steinvorde noblis homo...et uxor nostra Lisa liberi nostri Ludolphus, Balduwinus et Aleidis” donated “domum in Aa...” to the Knights of St. John at Steinfurt by charter dated 1244[110].  “Ludolphus vir nobilis de Stenvorde” sold “domum meam Amenhorst...in parochia Ulethe” to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “Lise uxoris mee, Ludolphi et Boldewini filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1245[111].  “Ludolfus Baldewinus et Otto fratres domini de Stenvorde...cum Johannes frater noster” donated “patronatus ecclesie in Stenvorde” to the Knights of St. John at Steinfurt by charter dated 1 Jun 1270, witnessed by “Elizabeth matre nostra, sorore nostra de Wickerode, et Jutta et Elizabeth uxoribus nostris...L. et B.[112]m LUDOLF [IV] von Steinfurt, son of LUDOLF [III] von Steinfurt & his wife --- (-after 1245). 

d)         BERTHA m as his first wife, HENDRIK [II] Graaf van Dale, son of OTTO [I] Graaf van Dale [Hainaut] & his wife Richarda von Altena [Berg].  1241/1272. 

3.         OTTO (-Caesarea 1217).  Bishop of Münster 1203. 

4.         GERTRUD .  Canoness at Freckenhorst.  Abbess of Metelen 1219/1240.  

5.         MARINAm RICOLT [I] von Ochten, son of ---. 

 

 

EGBERT [I] van Bentheim, son of OTTO [II] Graaf van Bentheim & his first wife Heilwig von Tecklenburg (-before 25 Jun 1307).  "Egbertus comes in Benthem" confirmed the donation to the church of Renen by "Otto noster genitor comes in Benthem" by charter dated 1277, which refers to "sororio nostro juniori comiti de Oudenborch"[113]Graaf van Bentheim.  "Ecbertus comes in Benthem" donated property to the abbey of Wittmarssen, with the consent of "dominæ Hadewigis uxoris nostræ cometissæ in Benthem, liberorum nostrorum Ottonis, Joannis et Ecberti iam natorum", by charter dated 29 Aug 1283[114].  "Ecbertus…comes in Benthem et Hadewigis comitissa uxor ipsius cum filiis et filiabus eorundem…Ottone, Johanne, Ecberto, Helewige et Oda" resigned the advocacy of Marienrode (Wittmarssen) by charter dated 13 Apr 1285[115].  "Ecbertus comes de Benthem" granted privileges to the town of Scuttorpe, with the consent of "Hadewigis uxoris nostre, Ottonis et aliorum filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated Nov 1295[116].  "Egbertus comes in Benthem" granted privileges to the the abbey of Marienrode (Wittmarssen), with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Joannis, Egberti", by charter dated 19 Jan 1299, which is also signed by his unnamed wife[117]

m (before 5 Jun 1277, Papal dispensation 4o Rome 28 Jan 1289) HEDWIG von Oldenburg, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Richza von Hoya (-after 19 Jan 1299).  "Ecbertus comes in Benthem" donated property to the abbey of Wittmarssen, with the consent of "dominæ Hadewigis uxoris nostræ cometissæ in Benthem, liberorum nostrorum Ottonis, Joannis et Ecberti iam natorum", by charter dated 29 Aug 1283[118].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1277 under which her husband "Egbertus comes in Benthem" confirmed the donation to the church of Renen by "Otto noster genitor comes in Benthem" and which refers to "sororio nostro juniori comiti de Oudenborch"[119].  "Ecbertus…comes in Benthem et Hadewigis comitissa uxor ipsius cum filiis et filiabus eorundem…Ottone, Johanne, Ecberto, Helewige et Oda" resigned the advocacy of Marienrode (Wittmarssen) by charter dated 13 Apr 1285[120].  "Ecbertus comes de Benthem" granted privileges to the town of Scuttorpe, with the consent of "Hadewigis uxoris nostre, Ottonis et aliorum filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated Nov 1295[121]

Egbert [I] & his wife had thirteen children: 

1.         OTTO (-[Nov 1295/1296]).  "Ecbertus comes in Benthem" donated property to the abbey of Wittmarssen, with the consent of "dominæ Hadewigis uxoris nostræ cometissæ in Benthem, liberorum nostrorum Ottonis, Joannis et Ecberti iam natorum", by charter dated 29 Aug 1283[122].  "Ecbertus…comes in Benthem et Hadewigis comitissa uxor ipsius cum filiis et filiabus eorundem…Ottone, Johanne, Ecberto, Helewige et Oda" resigned the advocacy of Marienrode (Wittmarssen) by charter dated 13 Apr 1285[123].  "Ecbertus comes de Benthem" granted privileges to the town of Scuttorpe, with the consent of "Hadewigis uxoris nostre, Ottonis et aliorum filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated Nov 1295[124].  Otto must have died soon after the date of this charter as his parents had another son, who was given the same name, and who is unlikely to have been born much later than [1296] considering the date of his parents’ marriage.  The fact that Otto’s younger brother Jan succeeded their father as Graaf van Bentheim indicates that there were probably two sons named Otto, the older one having predeceased their father. 

2.         JAN [II] van Bentheim (-before 21 Jul 1333).  "Ecbertus comes in Benthem" donated property to the abbey of Wittmarssen, with the consent of "dominæ Hadewigis uxoris nostræ cometissæ in Benthem, liberorum nostrorum Ottonis, Joannis et Ecberti iam natorum", by charter dated 29 Aug 1283[125].  "Ecbertus…comes in Benthem et Hadewigis comitissa uxor ipsius cum filiis et filiabus eorundem…Ottone, Johanne, Ecberto, Helewige et Oda" resigned the advocacy of Marienrode (Wittmarssen) by charter dated 13 Apr 1285[126].  "Egbertus comes in Benthem" granted privileges to the the abbey of Marienrode (Wittmarssen), with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Joannis, Egberti", by charter dated 19 Jan 1299, which is also signed by his unnamed wife[127]Graaf van Bentheim.  "Jhan graven van Benthem" swore allegiance to the bishop of Utrecht by charter dated 1307[128].  Guy Bishop of Utrecht granted "de Borchgravescap van Utrecht" to "Jonchere Jan Grave van Benthem" by charter dated 25 Jun 1307[129].  "Joannes comes in Benthem, Egbertus vicedominus Monasteriensis, Christianus et Baldwinus Bremensis et Osnaburgensis ecclesiarum canonici et Otto fratres" appointed a judge at Utrecht by charter dated 21 Apr 1312[130].  "Johannes…comes in Benthem necnon domina Mechtildis cometissa uxor nostra" donated property to the church of Velthusen by charter dated 23 Jun 1317, which names "filio Symone nostro primogenito"[131].  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[132].  “Johannes comes de Benthem, Mechtildis uxor eius...Simon et Otto eorum conjugem liberi” sold certain properties to the bishop of Utrecht by charter dated 10 Apr 1328[133].  The date of death is set by the charter dated 21 Jul 1333 in which "Ecbertus nobilis de Benthem, vicedominus ecclesie Monasteriensis" names "quondam Johanne comite in Bentheim fratre nostro…Symon  primogenitus eius"[134]m MECHTILD zur Lippe, daughter of SIMON [I] Herr zur Lippe & his wife ---.  1306/1366.  "Johannes…comes in Benthem necnon domina Mechtildis cometissa uxor nostra" donated property to the church of Velthusen by charter dated 23 Jun 1317, which names "filio Symone nostro primogenito"[135].  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[136].  “Johannes comes de Benthem, Mechtildis uxor eius...Simon et Otto eorum conjugem liberi” sold certain properties to the bishop of Utrecht by charter dated 10 Apr 1328[137].  Jan [II] & his wife had eight children: 

a)         SIMON [I] van Bentheim (-1344).  "Johannes…comes in Benthem necnon domina Mechtildis cometissa uxor nostra" donated property to the church of Velthusen by charter dated 23 Jun 1317, which names "filio Symone nostro primogenito"[138].  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[139].  “Johannes comes de Benthem, Mechtildis uxor eius...Simon et Otto eorum conjugem liberi” sold certain properties to the bishop of Utrecht by charter dated 10 Apr 1328[140]Graaf van Bentheim.  Ludwig Bishop of Münster confirmed the donation by "nobiles viri Balduinus, Otto, Egbertus, Simon et Joannes comites in Benthem" of "ecclesiæ in Schuttorp" to the abbey of Marienrode (Wietmarssen) by charter dated "in crastino Palmarum" [31 Mar] 1341[141].  "Simon comes in Benthem" donated property to the new church near Bentheim, with the consent of "dominorum Othonis prepositi Paderburnensis, Cristiani et Bernardi, fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 25 Jul 1341[142]m as her first husband, KATHARINA von Steinfurt, daughter of LUDOLF [VI] Herr von Steinfurt & his wife ---.  1334/1372.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not been identified.  She married secondly ([1355/59]) Dirk van Broich

b)         OTTO [III] van Bentheim (-after 5 Nov 1379).  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[143].  “Johannes comes de Benthem, Mechtildis uxor eius...Simon et Otto eorum conjugem liberi” sold certain properties to the bishop of Utrecht by charter dated 10 Apr 1328[144].  Provost at Paderborn 1341 until 1379.  "Simon comes in Benthem" donated property to the new church near Bentheim, with the consent of "dominorum Othonis prepositi Paderburnensis, Cristiani et Bernardi, fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 25 Jul 1341[145]Graaf van Bentheim.  He resigned his titles in 1364.  Provost at Münster 1380.  

c)         JAN (-after 1324).  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[146]

d)         HEDWIG .  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[147].  1347/1371.  Bentheim was inherited by her descendants.  "Bernd Greve to Benthem…[und] den Edelen manne Ludolve heren to Stenforde" agreed the marriage of "unse neue Everwyn van Guterswyck" and "Juncfrou Metten…dochter Ludolves", and that Mechtild would inherit Steinfurt after her father’s death and Everwin Bentheim after his uncle’s, by charter dated 24 Jun 1404[148]m (before 7 Mar 1347) EVERWIN von Götterswick, son of --- (-1378). 

e)         TALE (-after 1324).  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[149]

f)          ELISABETH (-3 Oct 1372).  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[150].  Abbess of Heerse. 

g)         CHRISTIAN (-after 20 Jan 1401).  "Simon comes in Benthem" donated property to the new church near Bentheim, with the consent of "dominorum Othonis prepositi Paderburnensis, Cristiani et Bernardi, fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 25 Jul 1341[151].  Canon at Köln cathedral.  “Methildis comitissa cometie Benthem Colon.” requested Pope Clement VI to grant “canonicatu eccl. Colon. sub expectatione prebende” to "filio suo Cristiano de Benthem", dated 10 Jan 1347[152].  Provost at Münster 1361. 

h)         BERNHARD [I] van Bentheim (-30 Oct 1421).  "Simon comes in Benthem" donated property to the new church near Bentheim, with the consent of "dominorum Othonis prepositi Paderburnensis, Cristiani et Bernardi, fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 25 Jul 1341[153].  Canon at Münster.  Canon of Köln St. Gereon.  “Methildis comitissa cometie Benthem Colon.” requested Pope Clement VI to grant “canonicatu eccl. Colon. sub expectatione prebende” to "filio suo Cristiano de Benthem", and also “canonicatu eccl. S. Gereonis Colon. sub expectatione prebende” to “filio suo Bernardo de Benthem clerico Monaster dioc.”, dated 10 Jan 1347[154]Graaf van Bentheimm (contract [Oct/Dec] 1370) PERONNETTE von Steinfurt, daughter of BALDUIN [II] Graf von Steinfurt & his wife --- ([1358/59]-after 29 Sep 1404).  The marriage contract between "Beernt Greve van Benthem" and "Heren van Stenvorde…dochter…Bernette twelf Jar old" is dated 1370, after early Oct[155]

3.         EGBERT (-after 21 Jul 1333).  "Ecbertus comes in Benthem" donated property to the abbey of Wittmarssen, with the consent of "dominæ Hadewigis uxoris nostræ cometissæ in Benthem, liberorum nostrorum Ottonis, Joannis et Ecberti iam natorum", by charter dated 29 Aug 1283[156].  "Ecbertus…comes in Benthem et Hadewigis comitissa uxor ipsius cum filiis et filiabus eorundem…Ottone, Johanne, Ecberto, Helewige et Oda" resigned the advocacy of Marienrode (Wittmarssen) by charter dated 13 Apr 1285[157].  "Egbertus comes in Benthem" granted privileges to the the abbey of Marienrode (Wittmarssen), with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Joannis, Egberti", by charter dated 19 Jan 1299, which is also signed by his unnamed wife[158].  "Joannes comes in Benthem, Egbertus vicedominus Monasteriensis, Christianus et Baldwinus Bremensis et Osnaburgensis ecclesiarum canonici et Otto fratres" appointed a judge at Utrecht by charter dated 21 Apr 1312[159].  Archdeacon at Stromberg.  "Ecbertus nobilis de Benthem, vicedominus ecclesie Monasteriensis" names "quondam Johanne comite in Bentheim fratre nostro…Symon  primogenitus eius" in a charter dated 21 Jul 1333[160]

4.         HEILWIG (-after 23 Feb 1358).  "Ecbertus…comes in Benthem et Hadewigis comitissa uxor ipsius cum filiis et filiabus eorundem…Ottone, Johanne, Ecberto, Helewige et Oda" resigned the advocacy of Marienrode (Wittmarssen) by charter dated 13 Apr 1285[161].  Prioress at Vreden.  "Heylwigis de Benthem…præposita…eccles. Vredens" granted property by charters dated 1357 and 23 Feb 1358[162]

5.         ODA .  "Ecbertus…comes in Benthem et Hadewigis comitissa uxor ipsius cum filiis et filiabus eorundem…Ottone, Johanne, Ecberto, Helewige et Oda" resigned the advocacy of Marienrode (Wittmarssen) by charter dated 13 Apr 1285[163].  Abbess of Metelen.  1345

6.         HEINRICH .  Canon at St Cassius, Bonn 1311.  Priest at Bochum 1314.  Priest at Bakel 1345.    

7.         CHRISTIAN (-after 21 Apr 1312).  "Joannes comes in Benthem, Egbertus vicedominus Monasteriensis, Christianus et Baldwinus Bremensis et Osnaburgensis ecclesiarum canonici et Otto fratres" appointed a judge at Utrecht by charter dated 21 Apr 1312[164]

8.         BOUDEWIJN (-after 1324).  "Joannes comes in Benthem, Egbertus vicedominus Monasteriensis, Christianus et Baldwinus Bremensis et Osnaburgensis ecclesiarum canonici et Otto fratres" appointed a judge at Utrecht by charter dated 21 Apr 1312[165].  "Johann…Edelman greve van Benthem, Mechtold grevinne unse echte wijf, her Boldewijn unse broder, Symon, Otto, Johann, Hazeke, Tale, Lise unse Kinder" granted property to "Godeurede van Borckelo" by charter dated 1324[166]

9.         ODILIA .  1285.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1323 under which her son "Johannes de Almelo" distributed his inheritance, on the advice of "Johannis comitis in Benthem nostri avunculi"[167], and another charter dated 1323 which names her sons "Johannes de Almelo…Ecberto fratre nostro" and "Johannis comitis in Benthem nostri avunculi"[168]m ARNOLD van Almelo, son of --- (-[1307/08]). 

10.      WIGBOLD (-before 1351).  "Johan Sloet" declared that he held had property from "Junchheren Wybbolde van Benthem" and now from "mynen heren Greve Otten van Benthem", by charter dated 1351[169]

11.      MACHORIUS .  1324.  

12.      JUTTA .  Canoness at Vreden. 

13.      LISA (-before 1329).  Abbess of Freckenhorst 1324. 

14.      OTTO ([1296/97]-after 21 Apr 1312).  "Joannes comes in Benthem, Egbertus vicedominus Monasteriensis, Christianus et Baldwinus Bremensis et Osnaburgensis ecclesiarum canonici et Otto fratres" appointed a judge at Utrecht by charter dated 21 Apr 1312[170].  The order of the names of the appointees suggests that Otto was the youngest brother and that he could not therefore have been the same son as Otto who is named in charters until 1295 (see above). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    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. 

 

 

ADOLF [I] von Hövel [Huvili], son of --- (-[31 Jul] 1106).  "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..."[171].  "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[172].  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"[173].  "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[174].  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…"[175].  [Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated property to Köln St Georg by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adolf et filius suus Euerhard…"[176].  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[177].  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…"[178].  "Adolfus de Monte" granted privileges to Köln Cathedral by charter dated to [1100], witnessed by "…Comes Arnoldus Tuicensis…"[179]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"[180]

m as her first husband, ADELHEID von Laufen, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Laufen & his wife Ida von Werl.  The Annalista Saxo names "Adelheidam", gives her parentage, her two husbands, her sons by her first husband and her son "palatinum comitem Fridericum iuniorem" by her second husband[181].  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[182].  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..."[183]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[184].  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...[185].  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…"[186].  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…"[187].  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"[188].  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…"[189].  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…"[190].  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…"[191].  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...[192].  "Adolfus comes de Monte" confirmed a donation to Köln St Pancraz by charter dated 1160 witnessed by "meus filius…Engilbertus…"[193].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Adulphus...comes de Altena” founded “cenobium Montis Veteris” and was buried there[194]m firstly ([before 1115]) ADELHEID, daughter of [GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Cappenberg] & his wife Beatrix von Hildrizhausen].  Adelheid is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[195] as the daughter of Gottfried [I] Graf von Cappenberg and his wife Beatrix von Hildrizhausen.  However, another table[196] 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...[197].  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 IRMGARD von Sponheim, daughter of ENGELBERT Marchese of Istria [later Duke of Carinthia] [Sponheim] & 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"[198], although the latter is shown by other sources to be the paternal uncle of the two sisters.  [Europäische Stammtafeln[199] shows the second wife of Adolf II Graf von Berg as "--- von Schwarzenberg, daughter of Engelbert [von Schwarzenberg] & his wife --- von Müllenark [Saffenberg]".  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.]   Adolf [II] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ADOLF (-killed in battle Damascus [24/28] Jul 1148). 

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[200].  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...[201]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…"[202]

-        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[203].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Fredericus…secundus de sorore superioris Frederici" when recording his election as Archbishop of Köln[204].  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[205].  He died after falling from his horse[206].  

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[207].  "Adolfus comes de Monte" confirmed a donation to Köln St Pancraz by charter dated 1160 witnessed by "meus filius…Engilbertus…"[208]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[209].  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[210].  Monk at Altenberg.  

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

2.         EBERHARD von Berg (-20 Mar 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…"[211].  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...[212].  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…"[213].  Monk at Morimond 1121/24.  Abbot of St Georgenberg im Thur 1145. 

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[214].  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[215]

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[216].  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[217].  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[218].  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[219].  "Adolfus comes de Monte" confirmed a donation to Köln St Pancraz by charter dated 1160 witnessed by "meus filius…Engilbertus…"[220]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...[221].  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…"[222].  “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[223]

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[224]

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[225].  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[226].  "Adolfus…comes de Monte" donated property to Altenberg abbey, in memory of "patris nostri Engilberti comitis", by charter dated 1217[227]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"[228].  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"[229].  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"[230].  Heiress of Berg.  The Memorienbuch of Kaiserswerth St Guidbert records the death "III Id Aug" of "Irmegardis ducissa de Limburch et comitissa de Monte…"[231]m (before 1216) HENDRIK IV Duke of Limburg, son of WALERAN 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[232].  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[233].  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[234].  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"[235].  The Chronica Minor Auctore Minorita Erphordiensi records that "Engilbertus Coloniensis archiepiscopus" was killed in 1225 by "comite Friderico de Ysinburg"[236].  The Annales Spirenses record that "Engilbertus Coloniensis archiepiscopus" was killed "1225 VII Id Nov"[237].  The Kalendarium of Köln Cathedral records the death “VII Id Nov” of “Engelbertus archiepiscopus” and his donation of revenue “in Werda prope Knechtsteden...[238].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that Archbishop Engelbert was killed in 1225 “in die beati Willebrordi episcopi[239]

 

 

 

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]"[240].  "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[241].  "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[242].  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…"[243]

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[244].  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[245].  "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[246].  "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[247].  "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"[248]

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[249].  "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[250].  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[251].  "…Adolphus de Monte, Henricus frater eius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[252].  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[253].  "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"[254].  "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[255].  "Adolphus comes de Monte…et Henricus frater noster, dominus de Windecke" made commitments to the city of Köln by charter dated 23 Nov 1286[256].  "Adolphus comes et Elisabeth comitissa de Monte" confirmed the city status of Düsseldorf by charter dated 14 Aug 1288[257].  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[258]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[259].  "Adolphus comes et Elisabeth comitissa de Monte" confirmed the city status of Düsseldorf by charter dated 14 Aug 1288[260]

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[261].  "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"[262].  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)[263].  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[264].  "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"[265].  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[266]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"[267]

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[268].  "…Adolphus de Monte, Henricus frater eius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[269].  "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"[270].  "Adolphus comes de Monte…et Henricus frater noster, dominus de Windecke" made commitments to the city of Köln by charter dated 23 Nov 1286[271]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[272].  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[273].  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[274].  "Adolphus comes et Agnes comitissa de Monte coniuges" granted rights to revenue to the town of Ratingen by charter dated 26 Nov 1341[275].  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "III Non Apr 1348" of "Adolphus comes de Monte natus de Wyndecgen" and his donation[276]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"[277].  "Adolphus comes et Agnes comitissa de Monte coniuges" granted rights to revenue to the town of Ratingen by charter dated 26 Nov 1341[278]

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[279]

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[280].  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[281].  "Margareta relicta quondam…Ottonis comitis in Rauensberge" donated a mill by charter dated 25 Aug 1328[282].  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"[283].  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[284]

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[285].  The marriage contract of "Engelbertus comes de Marka…Everardo filio et heredi" and "Irmengardis soror…Adolphi comitis de Monte" is dated 28 Jan 1273[286].  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[287]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"[288].  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"[289].  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[290].  "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"[291].  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[292].  "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"[293].  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"[294]

 

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"[295]

 

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…"[296].  “Euerhardus comes de Seine, Odo de Bruche...” witnessed the charter dated 1139 under which Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of Siegburg abbey[297].  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..."[298].  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..."[299].  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…"[300]

 

4.         DIETRICH [I] von Broich (-after 13 Jun 1142).  Irmentrud Abbess of Essen confirmed rights of her church by charter dated 13 Jun 1142, witnessed by "Adolpho comite, Gozguino comite, Theoderico de Bruke..."[301].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln restored property to Essen by charter dated 1142, witnessed by "...Theodericus de Bruke…"[302]

 

5.         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"[303]

 

6.         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[304]

 

 

 

1.         --- von Broich (-before 1187).  The identity of Oda’s husband has not been ascertained.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been any of the last five unconnected family members who are named above.  Considering the possible naming pattern in the family which is discussed below, Burkhard [II] may represent the most likely possibility.  m ODA, daughter of ---.  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[305].  Three children: 

a)         DIETRICH [II] 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[306]

b)         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[307]

c)         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[308]

 

 

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[309]

 

 

[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[310]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[311]"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[312]"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...[313].  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[314].  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[315]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[316].  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...[317]"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[318].  "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[319].  Burkhard [III] & his wife had nine children: 

a)         DIETRICH [III] von Broich (-after 1291).  “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[320]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[321].  "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[322].  "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[323]"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[324]

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[325]

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[326]

d)         WALRAM von Broich (-after 9 Apr 1285).  "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[327].  "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[328].  "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[329]

e)         ADOLF von Broich (-after 9 Apr 1285).  "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[330].  "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[331].  "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[332]

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[333]

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[334].  "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[335]

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[336].  "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[337]

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[338].  "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[339]

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[340].  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[341].  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[342].  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][343].  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[344]

 

 

1.         --- von Broich .  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Dietrich [III] Herr von Broich was the father of Burkhard [IV][345].  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...[346].  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...[347]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    GRAVEN van DALE

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the members of the following family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

GERARD de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut & his wife Yolande van Gelre (-1166).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum et Gerardum secundum" as sons of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" & his wife, in a later passage specifying that he received "ex parte matris suo Yolandis…comitatum de Dodewerde et comitatum de Dala"[348]

m HEDWIG von Dale heiress of Dale, daughter of HERMANN Graaf van Calvelage & his [second] wife --- (-1166 or after).  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made by "Otto comes de Ravensberg et Uda comitissa cum filio suo Hermanno et comes Henricus frater Ottonis", with the consent of "sorore ipsorum Hadwige comitissa de Dale cum filio suo Henrico", by charter dated 1166[349]

Gerard & his wife had two children: 

1.         HENDRIK [I] van Dale (-before 1212).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "comitem Henricum" as son of "Gerardum…[comes] de Dodewerde et …de Dala"[350].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made by "Otto comes de Ravensberg et Uda comitissa cum filio suo Hermanno et comes Henricus frater Ottonis", with the consent of "sorore ipsorum Hadwige comitissa de Dale cum filio suo Henrico", by charter dated 1166[351]Graaf van Dale.  “Everardus presbiter capellanus nobilis viri domini Henrici comitis de Dalen fundatoris castri in Depenhem...et...matrona comitisse Regenwice sue collateralis” confirmed the properties of “comitis de Dalen” by charter dated 1188[352].  “Henrico comite de Daelen et filio suo Ottone...” witnessed the charter dated 1207 under which “Gerhardus comes Gelrie et Zutphanie” donated property to the church of Zutphen St Walburgis, for the soul of “patris mei Ottonis[353]m REGENWIZA von Diepenheim, daughter and heiress of WOLBERT von Diepenheim & his wife Gisela van Ghoor.  “Everardus presbiter capellanus nobilis viri domini Henrici comitis de Dalen fundatoris castri in Depenhem...et...matrona comitisse Regenwice sue collateralis” confirmed the properties of “comitis de Dalen” by charter dated 1188[354].  After her husband's death, she became church custodian of Vreden 1212/27.  “Otto comes de Dale...mater eius comitissa Regenwiz et uxor eius Richardis comitissa” exchanged property with Kloster Cappenberg by charter dated 1217, witnessed by “Adolphus comes de Altena...[355].  Hendrik [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         OTTO [I] van Dale (-bur 15 Sep 1232).  “Henrico comite de Daelen et filio suo Ottone...” witnessed the charter dated 1207 under which “Gerhardus comes Gelrie et Zutphanie” donated property to the church of Zutphen St Walburgis, for the soul of “patris mei Ottonis[356]Graaf van Dale.  “Otto comes de Dale...mater eius comitissa Regenwiz et uxor eius Richardis comitissa” exchanged property with Kloster Cappenberg by charter dated 1217, witnessed by “Adolphus comes de Altena...[357].  “Otto...comes in Dale” donated “domum in Eklo” to Kloster Flasheim, with the consent of “Richarde uxore nostra et eius matre comitissa de Altena domina Ermigarde”, by charter dated 1225[358].  “Otto...comes de Dale” donated “predium in Renenlo” to Kloster Egidius, Münster, with the consent of “uxore mea Richarde cometissa et filio meo Heinrico”, by charter dated 1228[359]m ([before 1224]) RICHARDA von Altena, daughter of ADOLF Graf von der Mark [Altena] & his [second] wife Irmgard van Gelre (-after 1270).  “Otto comes de Dale...mater eius comitissa Regenwiz et uxor eius Richardis comitissa” exchanged property with Kloster Cappenberg by charter dated 1217, witnessed by “Adolphus comes de Altena...[360].  “Otto...comes in Dale” donated “domum in Eklo” to Kloster Flasheim, with the consent of “Richarde uxore nostra et eius matre comitissa de Altena domina Ermigarde”, by charter dated 1225[361].  “Otto...comes de Dale” donated “predium in Renenlo” to Kloster Egidius, Münster, with the consent of “uxore mea Richarde cometissa et filio meo Heinrico”, by charter dated 1228[362].  After her husband's death, she became Abbess of Fröndenberg.  “Otto in Althena et Engelbertus in Marcha comites et fratres” confirmed “proprietatem curtis...Horst...iuxta Kamine” to Kloster Fröndenberg, at the request of “sororis nostre R abbatisse”, by charter dated 13 Sep 1257[363].  Otto [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HENDRIK [II] van Dale (-1272 or after).  “Otto...comes de Dale” donated “predium in Renenlo” to Kloster Egidius, Münster, with the consent of “uxore mea Richarde cometissa et filio meo Heinrico”, by charter dated 1228[364]Graaf van Dale

-         see below

b)         EBERHARD van Dale .  Canon at Deventer 1217.

2.         EBERHARD van Dale .  1174.

 

 

HENDRIK [II] van Dale, son of OTTO [I] Graaf van Dale & his wife Richarda von Altena (-1272 or after).  “Otto...comes de Dale” donated “predium in Renenlo” to Kloster Egidius, Münster, with the consent of “uxore mea Richarde cometissa et filio meo Heinrico”, by charter dated 1228[365]Graaf van Dale

m firstly BERTHA van Bentheim, daughter of BOUDEWIJN Graaf van Bentheim & his wife Jutta ---. 

m secondly ADELEIJD van Boxtel, daughter of ---. 

Hendrik [II] & his [first/second] wife had two children: 

1.         OTTO [II] van Dale (-after 1282)Graaf van Dale.  Herr zu Diepenheim.  m KUNIGUNDE van Bronkhorst, daughter of WILLEM [II] Heer van Bronckhorst & his wife --- (-before 29 Mar 1299).  Otto [II] & his wife had six children: 

a)         WILLEM van Dale (-1328 or after)1295/1328.  Graaf van Dale.  Herr zu Diepenheim.  m (contract 29 Sep 1302) as her second husband, RICHARDA von Arnsberg, widow of JOHANN [II] zu Mecklenburg Herr zu Gadebusch, daughter of LUDWIG Graf von Arnsberg & his wife Petronella von Jülich.  The marriage contract between “Wilhelmus comes de Dale” and “dominam Richardam relictam quondam domini Johannis domini Magnopoldi, filiam domini Ludewici comitis de Arnesberg” is dated 29 Sep 1302[366].  Willem & his wife had one child: 

i)          KUNIGUNDE van Dale .  Heiress of Dale and Diepenheim.  Kunigunde and her second husband sold the county of Dale and the lordship of Diepenheim in 1330/31 to Jan van Diest Bishop of Utrecht.  m firstly (1316) OTTO [V] Graf von Tecklenburg, son of OTTO [IV] Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Beatrix von Rietberg (1301-4 May 1328).  He succeeded as Graaf van Dale, by right of his wife.  m secondly (before 18 Mar 1329) WILLEM [III] Heer van Boxtel, son of WILLEM [II] van Kuyc Heer van Boxtel & his wife --- (-1350). 

b)         HEINRICH van Dale (-[1 Jul 1316[367] or after 24 Oct 1318]).  Provost at Deventer.  Thesaurarius at Bremen.  

c)         BERTRADE van Dale .  1308/10.  m GODEFRID van Borculo, son of ---.  1287/1322. 

d)         KATHARINA van Dale (-after 1306)m HERMANN von Gemen, son of GOSWIN von Gemen & his wife Christina --- (-after 1322). 

e)         BERTHA van Dalem STEFAN van Zuylen Heer zu Anholt, son of ---.  1313/1347. 

f)          IRMGARD van Dale .  1317.  m firstly HERMANN von Lüdinghausen, son of --- (-before 1312).  m secondly HERMANN von Münster, son of ---.  1317.

2.         KATHARINA van Dalem SIMON van Haerlem, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRAFEN und HERREN im 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 the document 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

 

 

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[368]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[369]

 

 

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...[370].  Poppo Abbot of Prüm confirmed the rights of "monasterium in Eifla" by charter dated 1112, witnessed by “comes Tedericus de Arhe...Gerardus de Blankenhem...[371].  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…"[372].  "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[373].  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…"[374].  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…"[375].  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…"[376].  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…"[377]

 

 

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…"[378].  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…"[379]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[380].  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"[381].  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…"[382].  "Domna Hadewigis cometissa de Mere…et filia eius Hildegundis cometissa" donated serfs "de Walescheith" to the church at Meer by charter dated to [1166][383].  "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…"[384].  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…"[385].  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[386]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[387].  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[388]

b)         HERMANN (-after 1196).  “Theodericus filius Liutheri comitis de Are” established rights by charter dated 1154[389]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[390].  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…"[391].  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[392]

 

 

Two 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…"[393].  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…"[394].  "…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"[395]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…"[396].  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…"[397]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"[398].  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…"[399].  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…"[400].  “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[401].  "Gerardus comes de Are…cum coniuge mea Antigona, filiis meis Theodorico et Ottone" freed Himmerode convent from servitudes by charter dated 1213[402].  "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[403]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[404].  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[405].  "Gerardus comes de Are…cum coniuge mea Antigona, filiis meis Theodorico et Ottone" freed Himmerode convent from servitudes by charter dated 1213[406].  Herr von Malberg.  "Theodericus de Malbergh" renounced "advocatiam" of Kloster Laach, held by "pater meus comes Gerhardus de Are", by charter dated 1213[407].  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[408].  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[409].  "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[410].  "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[411].  "Theodericus et Agnes de Malberch" renounced claims to property of Himmerode abbey by charter dated 1239[412]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[413].  "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[414].  "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…"[415].  "Agnes domina de Malberch" pledged property in Ehlenz, Stedem and Hinkel, with the consent of "Theoderici mariti mei", by charter dated Nov 1233[416].  "Theodericus et Agnes de Malberch" renounced claims to property of Himmerode abbey by charter dated 1239[417]

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[418].  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[419].  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[420].  "Otto de Neuenahre" donated property to Himmerode convent, recalling the previous charter, by charter dated 1231[421]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[422].  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[423].  "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…"[424]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"[425]

-         GRAFEN von NEUENAHR[426]

(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[427]

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[428].  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[429].  "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…"[430]

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"[431].  "Bernardus de Lippia" donated property to Köln St Peter by undated charter, which names "Herimanni filii mei…uxore mea Helewige"[432]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…"[433]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]).  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…"[434]Graf von Hochstaden.  "Theodoricus comes Hostaden, Otto frater eius" witnessed a charter of Philipp Archbishop of Köln dated 1173[435].  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…"[436].  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…"[437].  “Theodericus comes de Hostadin” donated property to Steinfeld abbey by charter dated 1194[438].  “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[439]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[440].  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[441]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[442].  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…"[443]

-         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[444]

 

 

 

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 archbishop of Köln together with other nobles in the area who were 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[445].  [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...[446].  "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[447].]  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[448].  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[449]

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[450]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[451]

 

 

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, showing 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[452].  "...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[453].  "...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[454]

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[455].  "...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[456].  "...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[457]

 

 

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"[458].  "...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[459].  "...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[460].  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[461]

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…"[462].  "...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[463].  "...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[464].  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[465]

 

 

[Two 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[466]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[467]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"[468].  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: 

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[469]"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[470].  "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[471].  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[472]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[473].  "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[474].  "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[475].  Friedrich [I] & his wife had children: 

i)          GERHARD [VI] von Blankenheim (-after 1 Jul 1309)Herr von Blankenheim.  "Gerardus dominus de Blankenheim" acknowledged allegiance to Sifrid Archbishop of Köln for “villis suis Sinzheim et Wigere” by charter dated 28 Mar 1278[476]

-         see below

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...[477].  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)Herr von Blankenheim.  "Gerardus dominus de Blankenheim" acknowledged allegiance to Sifrid Archbishop of Köln for “villis suis Sinzheim et Wigere” by charter dated 28 Mar 1278[478].  "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[479].  "...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[480]

m (20 Jan 1272) IRMESINDE [Irmgard] de Durbuy, daughter of GERARD van Limburg Seigneur de Durbuy & his wife Mechtild von Kleve (-after 1308).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

Gerhard [VI] & his wife had children: 

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[481]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 ---.  She married thirdly (before 30 Jan 1320) Konrad Raugraf

2.         ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-[1352/15 Jul 1354]).  Herr von Blankenheim.  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[482]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Arnold’s wife has not been identified.  Arnold & his wife had children: 

a)         JOHANN von Blankenheim (-before 1343).  [m as her first husband, RICHARDIS von der Mark, daughter of of ENGELBERT [II] Graf von der Mark & his second wife Mechtild von Arberg (-after 28 Feb 1384).  She married secondly (before 16 Oct 1344) Bernhard [V] zur Lippe.] 

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[483]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[484].  "Gerardus dominus de Blankinheym" settled a dispute with the city of Köln by charter dated 9 Jun 1326[485].  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[486]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Gerhard’s wife has not been identified.  Gerhard [VII] & his wife had children: 

a)         GERHARD [VIII] von Blankenheim (-[1375/14 Feb 1377])Herr von Blankenheimm (before 1344) JOHANNA von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON von Saarbrücken & his wife Marguerite de Savoie (-[1374/76]).  Gerhard [IX] & his wife had children: 

i)          GERHARD [IX] von Blankenheim (-[28 Jan/14 Jul] 1406)Herr von Blankenheim.  "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[487]Graf von Blankenheim 1404.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Gerhard’s wife has not been identified[488].  Gerhard [IX] & his wife had 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[489]m (before 21 Feb 1391) as his first wife, ROBERT [IV] Graf von Virneburg, & son of ADOLF Graf von Virneburg his wife Jutta von Randerode (-1444). 

(b)       ELISABETH von Blankenheim (-after 22 Jul 1459)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. 

b)         [ARNOLD von Blankenheim (-after 24 Oct 1369).  "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[490]Herr von Blankenheim.  The most likely possibility is that Arnold was the younger brother of Gerhard [VIII] and shared the title “Herr” with him.] 

 

 

 

C.      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..."[491].  "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[492].  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…"[493].  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…"[494].  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…"[495].  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…"[496].  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…"[497]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…"[498]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…"[499].  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…"[500].  "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[501].  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…"[502].  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…"[503].  "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"[504].  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…"[505].  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…"[506].  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…"[507].  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…"[508].  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…"[509].  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…"[510].  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"[511]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[512].  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…"[513]m ([1100]) HENDRIK Heer van Kuyc, son of HERMANN [van Malsen] & his wife Ida --- (-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"[514].  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…"[515].  The Annales Brunwilarenses record the death in 1098 of "Herimannus archiepiscopus" and the succession of "Fridericus"[516].  The Annales Necrologici Prumienses record the death in 1099 of “Herimannus Coloniensis archiepiscopus[517].  The Kalendarium of Köln Cathedral records the death “XI Kal Dec” of “Herimannus archiepiscopus” and his donation[518]

 

 

 

D.      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…"[519].  “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[520]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[521].  "Lutharius…comes in Hostadin" donated the church at Rommerskirchen to Knechtsteden abbey, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Mechtildis", by charter dated 1212[522].  "Lutharius comes, Methildis comitissa de Hostaden" donated property "in villa…Wieuelinchouin" to Knechtsteden abbey by charter dated Feb 1214[523]

m as her first husband, MECHTILD von Vianden, daughter of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Vianden [Sponheim] & his wife Mechtild von der 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"[524].  "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[525].  "Lutharius…comes in Hostadin" donated the church at Rommerskirchen to Knechtsteden abbey, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Mechtildis", by charter dated 1212[526].  "Lutharius comes, Methildis comitissa de Hostaden" donated property "in villa…Wieuelinchouin" to Knechtsteden abbey by charter dated Feb 1214[527].  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[528]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[529].  “Lotharius comes de Hostade” settled a dispute with Kloster Schillingscapellen by charter dated Jul 1237, witnessed by "Margareta comitissa, Theodericus et Gerardus filii mei…"[530]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[531].  “Lotharius comes de Hostade” settled a dispute with Kloster Schillingscapellen by charter dated Jul 1237, witnessed by "Margareta comitissa, Theodericus et Gerardus filii mei…"[532].  "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[533].  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…"[534]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[535].  The Annales Sancti Pantaleonis Coloniensis record the death in Jan 1246 of "Theodericus comes de Hosteden iuvenis"[536]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"[537].  "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[538].  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…"[539].  "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[540]

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[541]Archbishop of Köln 1238.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election of Konrad Archbishop of Köln in 1238[542].  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[543].  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.)[544]

3.         FRIEDRICH (-1265).  "Fredericus frater noster, prepositus s Marie ad gradus Coloniensis…" witnessed a charter of Konrad Archbishop-elect of Köln dated 1238[545].  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"[546].  "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"[547].  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"[548]

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[549].  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[550].  "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[551]m HEINRICH [II] von Isenburg, son of HEINRICH [I] Herr von Isenburg & his wife Irmengard --- (-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[552].  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"[553]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[554].  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"[555].  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"[556]m as his first wife, KONRAD von Müllenark, son of HERMANN von Müllenark & his 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[557].  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[558].  "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[559].  "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"[560]m (1240) ADOLF [IV] Graf von Berg, son of HENDRIK IV Duke of Limburg & his wife Irmgard von Berg (-22 Apr 1259). 

 

 

 

E.      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"[561].   

 

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..."[562]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"[563]

 

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…"[564].  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…"[565].  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"[566].  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...[567].  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…"[568].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln founded a church of Siegburg by charter dated 1117, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Noruenich...[569]

 

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…"[570].  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…"[571]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"[572].  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[573].  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…"[574]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…"[575].  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…"[576].  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…"[577].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "advocatiam" of Schwarzrheindorf to “Lodewicus de Genderstorp” by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "...Albertus comes de Molbach..."[578].  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[579]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[580].  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[581].  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[582].  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[583].  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[584].  "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…"[585].  "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[586].  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[587].  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[588]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).   

 

 

 

F.      HERREN von REIFFERSCHEIDT

 

 

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”[589], indicating that the Herren von Reifferscheidt were direct vassals of the kings of Germany.  Its territory was divided into four major areas divided by the Herrschaft Wildenburg, 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[590]

 

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[591].  “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 Reifferscheidt is based on four arguments: 

·       Firstly, a charter dated 1130 suggests that the Herrschaft Reifferscheid was then held by the dukes of Limburg[592]:  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[593].  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...[594].  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[595].  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[596].  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 Reifferscheidt 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[597].  However, this charter is dated many years after the establishment of the Reifferscheidt line, so the family relationship referred to in this document may have been through a later female line connection. 

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 Reifferscheidt.  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[598]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[599]m HERMANN, son of ---. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified. 

1.         GERHARD [I] von Reifferscheid (-after 1198).  “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[600]

2.         PHILIPP [I] von Reifferscheid (-after 1198).  “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[601].  Fahne indicates that Philipp inherited Wildenberg but does not cite the primary source which confirms that this information is correct[602]

 

 

1.         FRIEDRICH [I] von Reifferscheid (-after 29 Nov 1250).  According to Fahne, Friedrich [I] was the son of Gerhard [I] von Reifferscheidt but he does not cite the primary source which confirms that this information is correct[603].  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[604].  "...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[605].  "...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[606].  "...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[607].  “Friderico de Riferscheit, Waltero de Brunshorn viris nobilibus...” witnessed the charter dated 1242 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln established privileges of Deutz abbey[608].  "...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"[609]m ---.  The name of Friedrich’s wife is not known.  Friedrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         JUTTA von Reifferscheid .  "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[610]

 

 

1.         --- von Reifferscheid (-before 10 Sep 1250)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[611].  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...[612].  “...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[613]"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[614].  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[615]m JUTTA von Isenburg, daughter of DIETRICH von Isenburg Herr von Kempenich & his wife Adela --- (-after 1258).  "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 1254, witnessed by “...F. dominus de Blankinheym, F. dominus de Sleyde, H. dominus de Rifirscheit, G. dominus de Dollendorp[616].  "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[617].  Johann [I] & his wife had four 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[618].  “Friderich der herre van Beddebure” confirmed that he and his heirs had been granted citizenship of Köln by charter dated 31 Aug 1264, witnessed by “her Wilhelm der greue van Gulege, her Wilhelm der herre van Vrenze, her Harpern der Herre van Louenberg, her Ruthgeir der vait van Kolne, her Wernere van me Rode...[619]"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[620].  "…Fridericus et Henricus frater eius de Ryferscheyt…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[621]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Friedrich’s wife has not been identified.  Friedrich [II] & his wife had children: 

(a)       JOHANN von Reifferscheid (-after 18 Sep 1302).  "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[622].  Herr von Malberg.  "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[623]

-         HERREN von MALBERG[624]

(b)       RUDOLF von Reifferscheid (-16 Apr 1329).  Herr von Milendonk.  "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[625].  "...Roylfs van Ryferscheit..." acted as adviser in a dispute between Heinrich Archbishop of Köln and Gerhard Graf von Jülich and others by charter dated 1 Jul 1309[626].  Pope John XXII issued an indulgence to "nobilis viro Rodolpho de Rifercheit domino de Milendounch" and "Aleidi de Clavis uxori eius" dated 25 Apr 1326[627]m (1311) as her first husband, ALEIDIS von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH LUF von Kleve & his second wife Lisa von Virneburg (-1349 or after).  Pope John XXII issued an indulgence to "nobilis viro Rodolpho de Rifercheit domino de Milendounch" and "Aleidi de Clavis uxori eius" dated 25 Apr 1326[628].  She married secondly Dietrich von Kervenheim

(c)       HEINRICH von Malberg .  "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[629]

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[630].  "…Fridericus et Henricus frater eius de Ryferscheyt…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[631]

iii)        JOHANN [II] von Reifferscheid (-after 1316).  "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[632]

-         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[633].  Herr von Malberg.  "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[634]

b)         [HEINRICH von Reifferscheid (-after Jan 1248).  "...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...[635].  Although this document does not specify the family relationship between them, it is likely that Heinrich was the brother of Johann von Reifferscheid.] 

 

 

JOHANN [II] von Reifferscheid, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Reifferscheid & his wife Jutta von Isenburg (-after 1316).  "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[636]Herr von Reifferscheid.  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[637].  "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[638]"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[639].  “Joanne domino de Ryferscheit” founded Bedbur monastery by charter dated 27 Jan 1299[640]"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[641].  "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[642].  "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[643]

m KUNIGUNDE, daughter of --- (-after 27 Jun 1290).  "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[644]

Johann [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         JOHANN [III] von Reifferscheid (-before 13 Jan 1317).  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[645]Herr von Reifferscheidm RICHARDIS von der Mark, daughter of EBERHARD [I] Graf von der Mark & his second wife Marie de Looz (-after 6 Mar 1330).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Willam greve van Gulge inde Ropprech greve van Virnenburch" confirmed a division of their inheritance between “Heinrichs van Ryffersscheyt” and “heren Johans van Ryfferscheyt”, providing for “vrouwe Rycharde, heren Johans moder”, by charter dated 6 Mar 1330[646].  Johann [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         JOHANN [IV] von Reifferscheid (-1366)Herr von Reifferscheid"Willam greve van Gulge inde Ropprech greve van Virnenburch" confirmed a division of their inheritance between “Heinrichs van Ryffersscheyt” and “heren Johans van Ryfferscheyt”, providing for “vrouwe Rycharde, heren Johans moder”, and naming “mins alden heren was van Rifferscheit, Henrichs vader” and “her Johan sinre...vrouwe Mettolde van Randenroyde”, by charter dated 6 Mar 1330[647].  “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[648]"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[649]m MECHTILD von Randerode, daughter of ARNOLD von Randerode & his wife ---.  "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 “her Johan sinre...vrouwe Mettolde van Randenroyde”, by charter dated 6 Mar 1330[650].  “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[651].  The precise family relationship between the grantors and the family of the Grafen von Virneburg has not been ascertained.  Johann [IV] & his wife had children: 

i)          HEINRICH von Reifferscheid (-1376)Herr von Reifferscheidm RICHARDIS von Dyck, daughter of KONRAD Herr von Dyck & his wife Richardis ---. 

-         HERREN von REIFFERSCHEID[652]

2.         HEINRICH von Reifferscheid (-[6 Mar 1330/26 Jan 1341]).  "Willam greve van Gulge inde Ropprech greve van Virnenburch" confirmed a division of their inheritance between “Heinrichs van Ryffersscheyt” and “heren Johans van Ryfferscheyt”, providing for “vrouwe Rycharde, heren Johans moder”, and naming “mins alden heren was van Rifferscheit, Henrichs vader” and “her Johan sinre...vrouwe Mettolde van Randenroyde”, by charter dated 6 Mar 1330[653]m JOHANNA, daughter of --- (-after 26 Jan 1341).  "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[654].  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         JOHANNA"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[655]

 

 

1.         GERHARD von Wildenberg (-after May 1272).  Herr von Wildenberg.  "Gerhardus dominus de Wildinburg" acknowledged a loan from "Adolphus comes de Monte" by charter dated 10 Aug 1247[656]"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[657].  “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[658]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[659].  Gerhard & 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[660].  “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[661]

 

2.         PHILIPP von Wildenberg (-after 1270).  "Arnoldus de Bruneshorn" confirmed donations to Himmerode abbey, with the consent of "Irmengardi filia mea et Philippo de Wildenberg marito eius genero meo", by charter dated Mar 1234[662]Herr von Wildenberg.  "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[663].  "...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...[664].  "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[665].  "W. comes Juliancensis 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...[666]m (before Mar 1234) IRMENGARD von Braunshorn, daughter of ARNOLD von Braunshorn & his wife ---.  "Arnoldus de Bruneshorn" confirmed donations to Himmerode abbey, with the consent of "Irmengardi filia mea et Philippo de Wildenberg marito eius genero meo", by charter dated Mar 1234[667]

 

 

 

G.      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..."[668]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[669].  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"[670].  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"[671]

-        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..."[672].  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"[673].  Sigewin Archbishop of Köln donated property to Köln St Georg by charter dated to [1079/89], witnessed by "…Adelbreth de Safenberc…"[674].  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…"[675].  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…"[676]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…"[677].  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...[678].  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…"[679].  The Annales Rodenses record that “Adelbertus...comes et filius cum eo Adolphus” donated property to Rode in 1108[680].  "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"[681].  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…"[682].  The Annales Rodenses record the death “XVII Kal Jan” of “Adelbertus comes de Saphenberch”, in the section dealing with events in 1110[683]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[684]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[685].  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[686]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…"[687].  "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[688].  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…"[689].  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"[690].  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…"[691].  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…"[692].  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…"[693].  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"[694].  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…"[695].  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"[696].  Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Hersel monastery by charter dated 1149, including donations by "comes Adolphus de Saffenberg"[697].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Adolphus de Saphenbergh et filius eius Hermannus…"[698].  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…"[699]m (1122) MARGARETA von Schwarzenberg, daughter of ENGELBERT von Schwarzenberg & his wife --- von Müllenark.  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"[700].  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[701].  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[702].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Adolphus de Saphenbergh et filius eius Hermannus…"[703].  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…"[704]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…"[705].  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…"[706].  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][707]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..."[708].  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[709].  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..."[710].  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…"[711].] 

(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…"[712].  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…"[713]

(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[714].  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[715].  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"[716].  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[717]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...[718].  "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[719]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[720]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[721]

 

 

1.         JOHANN von Saffenberg (-after 8 Apr 1314).  Herr von Saffenberg"Johannes dominus de Saffemberg" swore allegiance to “dominum Gerardum comitem Juliancensem” for “castro de Saffemberg” by charter dated 8 Apr 1314[722]

 

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[723]m HERMANN Herr von Vernich, son of ---. 

 

 

 

H.      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"[724].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated the church at Mühlgau, where "Alberti fratris nostri" was buried, to Köln St Severin by charter dated 1139[725].  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[726].  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[727].  The Memorienbuch of Köln St Severin records the death "III Non Apr" of "Arnoldus archiepiscopus"[728]

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[729]

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[730]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    GRAVEN van GELRE

 

 

A.      GRAVEN van GELRE

 

 

The county of Gelre was located west of the county of Holland, south of the Zuider Zee, south-west of the territories of the bishopric of Utrecht, and north of the river Maas.  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records "Theodricus Hollandie, Henricus Gelrie, et Theodricus Clivie" as the principal vassals of the archbishop of Trier in 1156[731]

 

 

GERHARD von Wassenberg, son of DIETRICH "Flamens" Graf [von Wassenberg] & his wife --- (-[before 1129 or 24 Oct [1131]]).  The Chronicon Huberti names "Gerardus et Gozwinus filius eius [=Theodericum]" in 1082[732].  Graf von Wassenberg.  The Gesta Abbatum Trudonensium records that "Gerardum…de castello…Guassenberge et Gozwinum avunculum eius de castello…Heinesberge" introduced abbot Luipo into the abbey of Saint-Trond in 1085[733].  "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[734].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed a donation of property "in Traiecto quam comes Gerardus de Wassenbergen invaserat" to St Servatius, Maastricht by charter dated 1087[735]Graaf van Gelre 1096: "…Gerardi comitis de Gelre et fratris eius Henrici…" witnessed the charter dated 1096 under which "Ida Boloniensis comitissa" donated property in "Genapia" to Afflighem abbey[736].  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…"[737].  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…"[738].  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…"[739].  "…Gerhardus comes de Gelleren et filius eius Gerhardus…" witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln donated property to Meregelpe[740].  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"[741].  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…"[742].  "Comes Gerhardus" founded a church "in meo allodio Wassenberg" by charter dated 30 Sep 1118[743].  [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…"[744].  It is unclear whether this document refers to Gerhard [I] or Gerhard [II].]  [The necrology of Wassenberg records the death 24 Oct [1131] of “dominus Gerardus Longus comes Gelrie, qui fuit fundator et dotator huius ecclesie in Wassenberg[745].  It is unclear from this document whether it refers to Gerhard [I] or Gerhard [II].] 

m [firstly] ---.  The name and origin of the wife of Gerhard is not known. 

[m [secondly] as her [second/third] husband, CLEMENTIA, widow [firstly] of CONRAD Comte [de Luxembourg] [and secondly of --- Graf von Gleiberg], daughter of --- (-after 1141).  This marriage is confirmed by the second version of a charter confirming the foundation of Kloster Schiffenberg, dated 1129, which records the donation made by "Clementia comitissa de Glizberc…per manum Gerhardi mariti sui comitis de Gelre"[746].  The donor is identified in other sources as the widow of Conrad [I] Comte [de Luxembourg] (see the document LUXEMBOURG).  Szabolcs de Vajay dismisses Clementia’s supposed [second/third] marriage, assuming that the document in question is spurious[747].  However, the language of the document is not obviously anachronistic, the only surprising element being the large number of witnesses.  See the document FRANCONIA NOBILITY for discussion about Clementia’s possible [second] marriage.] 

Gerhard & his [first] wife had three children: 

1.         JUTTA ([1087]-Rolduc 24 Jun 1151, bur Rolduc [Rode] abbey).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" married "Yolendem…comitis de Ghelra filiam", and that "aliam…eiusdem comitis de Ghelra filiam" married "Henricus dux de Lemborch" who inherited "castrum Wassemberghe" from her, a later passage adding that the father of the daughters was "comitis de Ghelra Gerardi"[748].  The chronology dictates that her husband was Walram [II] Graaf van Limburg not Hendrik.  Heiress of Wassenberg.  The Annales Rodenses record that in 1151 “Jutta ducissa, Walrami ducis de Leimburch uxor et Heinrici ejusdem ducis filii mater” donated “ecclesie...apud Lomunsheim” to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, died “VIII Kal Jul” and was buried in the abbey[749].  Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations made by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis suis Domino Henrico et Gerardo" by charter dated 1151, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc [Rode] of "filii eiusdem Henricus et Gerardus et filiolus Domini Heinrici, eiusdem nominis, Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ, et Theodericus filius Ekberti comitis de Titkelenburg natus ex alia filia"[750].  The necrology of Stavelot records the deaths "XVII Kal Aug" of "Walrani duci…dna Judith juge sua"[751]m ([1107/10]) WALRAM [II] "Paganus" van Limburg, son of HENDRIK I Graaf van Limburg, Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his second wife Adelheid von Botenstein ([1085]-6 Aug 1139).  Comte d'Arlon 1115-1119.  Graaf van Limburg 1119.  He was installed as WALERAN Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1128. 

2.         YOLANDE van Gelre (-after 1122, bur Mons).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" married "Yolendem…comitis de Ghelra filiam", in a later passage naming them "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis, Balduini comitis et Yde comitisse filius" and "Yolendem comitis de Ghelra Gerardi filiam"[752].  Heiress of Dodenweerd.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Hiolendem, filiam Gerardi Babinbergensis comitis" as wife Comte Baudouin, in breach of his vow to "Clementia Flandrensis comitissa" to marry "neptem suam" (who later married "Ludovico regi Francorum")[753].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Yolendis de Gelra" as mother of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco"[754].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[755].  Regent of Hainaut.  m firstly ([1107]) BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut & his wife Ida de Louvain (1088-1120).  m secondly GODEFROI [II] de Ribemont Châtelain de Valenciennes, son of GODEFROI [I] de Ribemont Châtelain de Valenciennes & his wife Agnes de Roucy. 

3.         GERHARD [II] (-24 Oct [1131], bur Wassenberg).  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…"[756].  "…Gerhardus comes de Gelleren et filius eius Gerhardus…" witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln donated property to Meregelpe[757].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Dunwald and shared the Vogteischaft with "comitis Adolphi" by charter dated 1118 witnessed by "…Gerardus comes de Wassenberg […et filius eius Gerardus]…"[758]Graaf van Gelre.  [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…"[759].  It is unclear whether this document refers to Gerhard [I] or Gerhard [II].]  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Gherit" was installed as "grave van Gelre" in 1107 and died in 1131, adding that he married "greve Floris van Hollants dochter"[760].  The last statement does not appear consistent with other sources.  [The necrology of Wassenberg records the death 24 Oct [1131] of “dominus Gerardus Longus comes Gelrie, qui fuit fundator et dotator huius ecclesie in Wassenberg[761].  It is unclear from this document whether it refers to Gerhard [I] or Gerhard [II].]  m ([1115/17]) as her first husband, ERMGARD van Zutphen, daughter of OTTO [II] "der Reiche" Graaf van Zutphen & his wife Judith --- (-after 1134).  A charter dated 1134 records the donation by "Domina Ermengardis comitissa…hæres legitima oppidi Sutphaniensis…cum marito suo Cunrado comite de Lucelenburg et filio suo Henrico" of "ecclesiam Lochemensem", confirmed by the bishop of Utrecht, for the souls of "mariti sui Gerardi…domini Ottonis comitis patris sui et matris suæ Judithæ et fratrum suorum piæ memoriæ…episcopi Theodrici et comitum Henrici et Gerardi"[762].  She married secondly (before 1134) Conrad II Comte de Luxembourg.  Gerhard [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HENDRIK ([1117]-[27 May/10 Sep] 1182, bur Kloster Kamp).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Henderick" as son of "Gheritgrave van Gelre", adding that he succeeded his father in 1131[763].  He succeeded as HENDRIK Graaf van Gelre, Graaf van Zutphen. 

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b)         SALOME (-before 1194).  The Annales Stadenses refer to the wife of "Heinricum frater Christiani [de Aldenburg]" as "sororem comitis Heinrici de Gelre" but does not name her[764].  A charter dated 1167 records the marriage of an unnamed daughter of Graf Heinrich and Wedekind von Stumpenhausen, and specifies that “Heinricus frater Cristiani”, who had married “sororem Heinrici comitis de Gelre” by whom he had “Heinricum et Gerardum postea clericam et filiam quam duxit Wedekindus de Stumpenhusen filius Geronis[765].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.   m HEINRICH [I] Graf von [Wildeshausen], son of EGILMAR [II] Graf & his wife Eilika von Rietberg (-1167). 

 

 

HENDRIK van Gelre, son of GERHARD [II] Graaf van Gelre & his wife Ermgard van Zutphen ([1117]-[27 May/10 Sep] 1182, bur Kloster Kamp).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Henderick" as son of "Gheritgrave van Gelre", adding that he succeeded his father in 1131 and also that he married "hertig Goewert van Brabans dochter"[766], but this last named person has not been identified.  A charter dated 1134 records the donation by "Domina Ermengardis comitissa…hæres legitima oppidi Sutphaniensis…cum marito suo Cunrado comite de Lucelenburg et filio suo Henrico" of "ecclesiam Lochemensem", confirmed by the bishop of Utrecht, for the souls of "mariti sui Gerardi…domini Ottonis comitis patris sui et matris suæ Judithæ et fratrum suorum piæ memoriæ…episcopi Theodrici et comitum Henrici et Gerardi"[767].  He succeeded as HENDRIK Graaf van Gelre, Graaf van Zutphen.  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…"[768].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted protection to Kloster Bedburg, founded by "Arnoldus comes de Cliue", by charter dated to [1167/77] witnessed by "Henricus comes de Gelre et filius eius Gerardus…"[769]

m ([1135]) AGNES von Arnstein, daughter of [LUDWIG [II] Graf von Arnstein & his wife Udelhildis ---] (-before 1179).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom the seventh married "in Sutpheniensem…comitiam"[770].  It is more likely from a chronological point of view that Agnes was the daughter of Ludwig [II] than Ludwig [I] but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified. 

Graaf Hendrik & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         GERHARD ([1140]-[1181/82], bur Zutphen).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted protection to Kloster Bedburg, founded by "Arnoldus comes de Cliue", by charter dated to [1167/77] witnessed by "Henricus comes de Gelre et filius eius Gerardus…"[771].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Gherrit und…Otte" as the two sons of "Henderickgrave van Gelre", adding that Gerhard died childless in 1180 and was buried at Zutphen[772]m (1181) as her second husband, IDA Ctss de Boulogne, divorced wife of MATHIEU ---, daughter of MATHIEU de Flandre Comte de Boulogne & his first wife Marie de Blois Ctss de Boulogne ([1160/61]-21 Apr 1216, bur Boulogne).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Idam…et Mathildem" as the two daughters of "Matheus [comiti Boloniensi]" & his wife, specifying that Ida married "primus…Gerardo comiti de Ghelra, deinde Bertoldo Cheringiorum duci, postea Rainaldo comiti Dommi-Martini in Francia"[773].  The Annales Egmundani record the marriage in 1181 of "filiam comitis Boloniæ Mathei" and "comes Gelrensis…Gerardus" and his death later the same year, specifying that his widow took away by force everything which had been granted to her at the time of the marriage[774].  She married thirdly (1183) as his second wife, Berthold IV Herzog von Zähringen, and fourthly ([1185 or Apr 1190]) as his second wife, Renaud de Dammartin.  The Chronica Andrensis records the death in1216 of "Ida Bolonie comitissa in Flandria" and her burial at Boulogne[775]

2.         OTTO (-22 Oct 1207, bur Kloster Kamp).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Gherrit und…Otte" as the two sons of "Henderickgrave van Gelre"[776].  He succeeded in 1182 as OTTO I Graaf van Gelre en Zütphen.  "Otto…comes Gelrensis…cum uxore nostra Richarda" granted customs privileges to Kloster Altenburg by charter dated to [1188][777].  “Otto...Gelre comes” donated property to Bedbur, with the consent of “Richardis uxoris mee et heredum meorum...Gerardi, Ottonis sive Lodevici”, by charter dated 1203, witnessed by “...Theodericus frater comitis...[778]m ([1185]) RICHARDIS of Bavaria, daughter of OTTO I Graf von Wittelsbach Duke of Bavaria & his wife Agnes van Looz (-Roermond 21 Sep 1231, bur Roermond).  The Genealogia Ottonis II Ducis Bavariæ refers to, but does not name, the fourth of the five daughters of "Otto dictus de Schiren…dux Bawarie" as wife of "Otto comes de Gelre", specifying that they had three sons[779].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Otto…grave van Gelre" married "des graven docter van Gullick…Richgerda"[780], which misstates her origin.  Her name is further confirmed by the charter dated 1250 under which her grandson "Otto…comes Gelrensis" names "avia mea domina Richardis…avi mei Ottonis comitis"[781].  "Otto…comes Gelrensis…cum uxore nostra Richarda" granted customs privileges to Kloster Altenburg by charter dated to [1188][782].  “Otto...Gelre comes” donated property to Bedbur, with the consent of “Richardis uxoris mee et heredum meorum...Gerardi, Ottonis sive Lodevici”, by charter dated 1203[783].  “Gerhardus comes Gelrie et Zutphanie” donated property to the church of Zutphen St Walburgis, for the soul of “patris mei Ottonis”, with the consent of “matris mee Richardis et fratrum meorum Ottonis, Xanctensis prepositi, et Lodewici”, by charter dated 1207[784].  Abbess of the Munster Abbey at Roermond.  Otto I & his wife had eight children: 

a)         HENDRIK (-[1198], bur Rijnsburg).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Henderick" as the son of "Otto…grave van Gelre" and his wife[785]Betrothed (1198) to ALEIDIS [Adelheid] of Holland, daughter of DIRK VII Count of Holland & his wife Adelheid von Kleve ([1186]-before 1203, bur Rijnsburg).  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names "Adelheidim et Adam" as the two daughters of Count Dirk VII & his wife, specifying that Adelheid was betrothed to "Henrico domicello Gelrie"[786].  The Annales Egmundani record the betrothal in 1197 of "Theodericus comes filiam Aleydem" and "filio comitis Ottonis…Heinricus" but specifying that "idem puer" died and was buried at Rijnsburg[787].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Otto comes Gelrensis" and "Theodericus Hollandensis" were reconciled and agreed the betrothal of "filiam suam Aleidem" and "filio comitis Ottonis…Henricus", but specifying in a later passage that both died soon after and were buried "in Rinesburgensi monasterio"[788]

b)         GERHARD ([1185]-killed in battle 22 Oct 1229, bur Roermond Cistercian Abbey).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Gherrit" as the third son of "Otto…grave van Gelre" and his wife[789].  He succeeded as GERHARD III Graaf van Gelre

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c)         ADELHEID (-4 Feb 1218, bur Rijnsburg).  The Annales Egmundani record the marriage in 1197 of "Wilhelmum fratrem Theoderici comitis" and "filiam comitis Ottonis [Pictavis Aquisgrani]"[790].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the marriage of "Wilhelmum comitem" and "Otto comes…Adelheidem suam filiam", specifying that it was celebrated "in Stavria"[791].  The Gesta Epsicoporum Traiectensium records the marriage of "Wilhelmum" and "Otto comes Gelrensis…filiam"[792].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the death "1219 II Id Feb" of "comitissa" and her burial at Rijnsburg[793]m (Stavoren, Friesland 1197) as his first wife, WILLEM of Holland, son of FLORIS III Count of Holland & his wife Ada of Scotland (-4 Feb 1222).  He succeeded in 1203 as WILLEM I Count of Holland

d)         OTTO (-Vorthusen Mar 1213, bur Utrecht cathedral).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Otto…byscop van Uttert" as the second son of "Otto…grave van Gelre" and his wife[794].  “Otto...Gelre comes” donated property to Bedbur, with the consent of “Richardis uxoris mee et heredum meorum...Gerardi, Ottonis sive Lodevici”, by charter dated 1203[795].  Provost of Xanten.  “Gerhardus comes Gelrie et Zutphanie” donated property to the church of Zutphen St Walburgis, for the soul of “patris mei Ottonis”, with the consent of “matris mee Richardis et fratrum meorum Ottonis, Xanctensis prepositi, et Lodewici”, by charter dated 1207[796]Bishop of Utrecht 1213.  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "dominus Adulfus Coloniensis, Otto Monasteriensis et Gerardus Osnaburgensis fratres et pontifices, Wilhelmus Hollandie ac Otto Gelrie comites" met in Utrecht and elected "Otto Xanctensis prepositus…frater [error for filius] eiusdem comitis Gelrie et sororius prefati comitis Hollandie…iuvenis" as bishop of Utrecht, but that he died "1205 apud Vorthusen febre pulsatus VII Kal Apr" and was buried at Utrecht[797].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Otto van Ghelre" was installed as thirty-third bishop of Utrecht in 1210, although he was no older than eighteen years old, died in 1213 and was buried in Utrecht cathedral[798]

e)         LUDWIG (-after 1207).  “Otto...Gelre comes” donated property to Bedbur, with the consent of “Richardis uxoris mee et heredum meorum...Gerardi, Ottonis sive Lodevici”, by charter dated 1203[799].  “Gerhardus comes Gelrie et Zutphanie” donated property to the church of Zutphen St Walburgis, for the soul of “patris mei Ottonis”, with the consent of “matris mee Richardis et fratrum meorum Ottonis, Xanctensis prepositi, et Lodewici”, by charter dated 1207[800]

f)          IRMGARD (-after 1230).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “comes Adulphus” married “sorore comitis Gelrie[801].  “Otto...comes in Dale” donated “domum in Eklo” to Kloster Flasheim, with the consent of “Richarde uxore nostra et eius matre comitissa de Altena domina Ermigarde”, by charter dated 1225[802]m (after 1210) as his second wife, ADOLF [I] Graf von der Mark, son of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Altena & his wife Alveradis --- (-28 Jun 1249). 

g)         MARGARETA (-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[803].  “Lotharius comes de Hostade” settled a dispute with Kloster Schillingscapellen by charter dated Jul 1237, witnessed by "Margareta comitissa, Theodericus et Gerardus filii mei…"[804].  "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[805]m (before 1216) LOTHAR [III] Graf von Hochstaden, son of LOTHAR [I] Graf von Hostaden & his wife Mechtild von Vianden (-[1237/44]). 

h)         MECHTILD (-28 Oct after 1247).  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[806].  "Heinricus…comes de Nassowe…collateralis nostra…Methildis" confirmed the dependence of "ecclesie in Nepphe" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 9 Jun 1239[807].  "Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[808].  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[809].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 28 Oct of "Mecktildis comitisse de Nassauw sororis nostre"[810]m (before 1221) HEINRICH [II] Graf von Nassau, son of WALRAM [I] von Laurenburg Graf von Nassau &  his wife Kunigunde --- (1180-before 25 Jan 1251). 

3.         AGNES (-24 Jan ----, bur Echternach).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1193 records the marriage of "Henrici comitis ceci" and "Agnate sorore comitis de Gelre"[811].  In a later passage, the same source names "Agneta…comitissa de Luscelenborch" as sister of "soror comitis de Geldern", who was the mother of "domnus Engelbertus filius comitis Engelberti de Monte Veteri frater comitis Adolfi", specifying that she was mother of "Ermensindis relicta comitis Barri uxor Waleranni"[812].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Agnetam filiam Henrici…comitis de Ghelre" as wife of "Henricus comes Namurci et Luscelenborch"[813].  She left her husband, entered a convent and refused to return to him despite his appeal to Pope Alexander III[814].  A reconciliation was negotiated in 1185 by the Archbishop of Köln, Philippe Count of Flanders and Godefroi Duke of Brabant, anxious to ensure that Namur and Luxembourg was not inherited by Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut (the nominated successor of Comte Henri)[815].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "IX Kal Feb" of "Agnetis comitisse de Gelra"[816]m (1168) as his second wife, HENRI "l’Aveugle" Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg, son of GODEFROI Comte de Namur & his wife Ermesinde de Luxembourg (1111-14 Aug 1196, bur Abbaye de Floreffe). 

4.         ADELHEID (-1213 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  “Comite Gerhardo de Rineche et uxore eiusdem Adelheide comitissa” consented to the church of Würzburg buying “prædium Ronvelt et Roth” by charter dated Apr 1189[817].  "Gerardus…comes de Los" donated property to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, with the consent of "uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum", by charter dated 1194 witnessed by "Aleidis uxor nostra comitissa de Los, Ludovicus filius noster, Guda soror nostra de Grymberghe, Ysmena soror nostra quandoque Lotharingiæ ducissa…"[818]m (before 1179) GERARD [II] Comte de Looz, son of LOUIS [I] Comte de Looz, Graf von Rieneck Stadtgraf von Mainz & his wife Agnes von Metz (-Acre 1191). 

5.         MARGARETA .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Agneta…comitissa de Luscelenborch" as sister of "soror comitis de Geldern", who was the mother of "domnus Engelbertus filius comitis Engelberti de Monte Veteri frater comitis Adolfi"[819]m ENGELBERT Graf von Berg, son of ADOLF II Graf von Berg & his second wife [Irmgard von Sponheim/--- von Schwarzenberg] (-Braničevo, Serbia Jul 1189). 

6.         [DIETRICH (-after 1203).  “Otto...Gelre comes” donated property to Bedbur, with the consent of “Richardis uxoris mee et heredum meorum...Gerardi, Ottonis sive Lodevici”, by charter dated 1203, witnessed by “...Theodericus frater comitis...[820].  It is not known whether the witness was the brother of the donor or of another count.] 

 

 

GERHARD van Gelre, son of OTTO I Graaf van Gelre & his wife Richardis of Bavaria ([1185]-killed in battle 22 Oct 1229, bur Roermond Cistercian Abbey).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Gherrit" as the third son of "Otto…grave van Gelre" and his wife, adding that he succeeded his father[821].  “Otto...Gelre comes” donated property to Bedbur, with the consent of “Richardis uxoris mee et heredum meorum...Gerardi, Ottonis sive Lodevici”, by charter dated 1203[822].  He succeeded as GERHARD III Graaf van Gelre.  “Gerhardus comes Gelrie et Zutphanie” donated property to the church of Zutphen St Walburgis, for the soul of “patris mei Ottonis”, with the consent of “matris mee Richardis et fratrum meorum Ottonis, Xanctensis prepositi, et Lodewici”, by charter dated 1207[823].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Gerardus comes Gelrie" was killed in battle[824].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records the death "toe Sutphen" 22 Oct 1229 of "Gherrit…grave van Gelre" and his burial "te Romonde"[825]

m (contract Louvain 1206) MARGUERITE de Brabant, daughter of HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre (-5 Apr or 21 Sep 1231, Roermond Cistercian Abbey).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ refers to the second of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" as the wife of "comes Gelrie" and mother of "Ottonem comitem de Gelre et Henricum episcopum Leodiensem et comitissam Iuliacensem"[826].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[827].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Gherrit…grave van Gelre" married "Agerdis van Nassowen dochter"[828], but this reference cannot be explained.  The marriage contract between “Henricus dux Lotharingie...Margaretam filiam ducis” and “Otto comes Gelrie...Gerhardum filium comitis” is dated 1206[829]

Gerhard III & his wife had four children: 

1.         OTTO (-10 Jan 1271, bur Grafenthal).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Otto…Henderick" as the two sons of "Gherrit…grave van Gelre" and his wife, adding that Otto succeeded his father[830].  He succeeded as OTTO II Graaf van Gelre.  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt" as the son of "Otto…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "Philippa, de grave van Syntpols dochter"[831].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records the death of "Otto…grave van Gelre" 9 Jan 1271 and his burial "in dat closter Gronnendael"[832]m firstly (contract 24 Nov 1240) MARGARETA von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH [IV] "Nust" Graf von Kleve & his first wife Mathilde von Dinslaken (-10 Sep 1251, bur Grafenthal).  The marriage contract between "Theodericus…comes Clivensis…filiam nostrum Margaretam" and "Ottonem comitem Gelrensem" is dated 24 Nov 1240[833].  A charter dated 13 Jan 1250 records a donation to Merienwerde made by "domini Ottonis comitis Gelrensis", witnessed by "domina Margreta comitissa Gelrensi, domina Richarda comitissa Juliacensi…"[834].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Otto…grave van Gelre" married "dye dochter van greve Dirrick van Cleue…Mergreta", who died childless in 1250 and was buried in the "closter by Goch"[835]m secondly ([1252/54]) as her third husband, PHILIPPA de Dammartin, widow firstly of RAOUL de Lusignan Comte d’Eu and secondly of RAOUL Sire de Coucy, daughter of SIMON de Dammartin Comte d’Aumâle & his wife Marie Ctss de Ponthieu (-[14 Apr 1277/1281]).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Otto…grave van Gelre" married secondly "Philippa, de grave van Syntpols dochter"[836].  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) records that the wife of "Raoul", oldest son of "Enguerran de Coucy", married secondly "le conte Otte de Guelles"[837].  "Phelippe contesse de Guelle" founded the chapel of Transleel, with the consent of "mon…seigneur Jehan de Neele conte de Pontieu et…ma…sereur…royne", by charter dated Aug 1277[838].  "Reynaldus comes Gelrensis" donated property to "cloester tsGrevendaell", for the souls of "pater suo domino Ottone quondam comite Gelrensi…matris sue domine Philippe et uxorum suarum domine Yrmegardis et domine Margarete comitissarum Gelrensium", by charter dated 20 May 1301[839].  Otto & his first wife had two children: 

a)         ELISABETH (-31 Mar 1313).  "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[840].  "Adolphus comes et Elisabeth comitissa de Monte" confirmed the city status of Düsseldorf by charter dated 14 Aug 1288[841]m (contract 17 Mar 1249) ADOLF V Graf von Berg, son of ADOLF IV Graf von Berg [Limburg] & his wife Margareta von Hochstaden (-28 Sep 1296). 

b)         MARGARETA (-before 1286).  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Ingelramus" married "filiam Ottonis comitis Gelriæ Margaretam"[842].  "Ingelranni domini Couciaci, nec non Montis-mirabilis et Oesiaci et Margaretæ eius uxoris" sold property to "Ioanni Sarracensi cambellano domini regis et Agneti eius uxori" by charter dated Oct 1266[843]m (before 1262) as his second wife, ENGUERRAND [IV] Seigneur de Coucy Vicomte de Meaux, son of ENGUERRAND [III] Seigneur de Coucy & his third wife Marie de Montmirail (-1310). 

Otto II & his second wife had four children: 

c)         REINALD ([1255]-Montfort 9 Oct 1326).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt" as the son of "Otto…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "Philippa, de grave van Syntpols dochter"[844].  He succeeded as REINALD I Graaf van Gelre

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d)         PHILIPPA (-before 24 Jun 1300).  A charter dated 9 Jul 1275 confirmed the donation by "Waleramus dominus de Valkenburg et de Moniogen et Philippa uxor sua" to Kloster Reichstein[845].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1286 under which "Raynaus comte de Gelre et duc de Lembourg" notifies his agreement with "Waleran seigneur de Montjoie et de Falkemont, son beaufrère"[846].  The date of her death is set by the charter dated 24 Jun 1300 under which "Walleramus dominus de Monyoye et de Valkenburg" donated property to the abbey of Porta-Cœli, for the soul of "bone memorie uxoris nostre Philippe", with the consent of "Theodorici et Renardi…filiorum nostrorum"[847]m (before 30 May 1275) WALRAM [II] Heer van Valkenburg, Seigneur de Montjoie, son of DIRK [II] Heer van Valkenburg & his first wife Bertha van Limburg ([1253]-5 Sep 1302). 

e)         MARGARETA (-[1282/87]).  A charter dated 13 May 1260 records the betrothal of "Otto comes Gelrensis…filiam suam secundam, ex uxore sua quam nunc habet genitam" and "Theoderico primogenitor domini Theoderici senioris filii comitis Clivensis"[848].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Agnet" as the daughter of "Otto…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "Philippa, de grave van Syntpols dochter", adding that she married "Dirrich…grave van Cleve"[849].  "Theodericus comes Cleuensis" confirmed a debt to "Reynaldum comitem Gelrie sororium nostrum", with the consent of "Margarete uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1279[850]m (Betrothed 13 May 1260, before 1279) as his first wife, DIETRICH [VI] Graf von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [V] Graf von Kleve & his wife Aleidis von Heinsberg ([1256/57]-4 Oct 1305). 

f)          MARIA (-before 8 Sep 1306).  Vrouwe van Trankeel 1281.  A charter dated 27 Jul 1291 records an agreement between "scabini et consules in Arnhem" and "domicella Maria, soror domini nostri Reynaldi comitis Gelrensis"[851].  Vrouwe van Belle en Kestrecke 1294.  "Maria domicella de Gelren." founded a guest-house at Arnhem, with the consent of "Reynaldi comitis Gelrensis nostri fratris", by charter dated 10 Oct 1299[852].  "Reynaldus comes Gelrensis" united two guest-houses at Arnhem, founded by "domicella Maria nostra soror quondam bonæ memoriæ", by charter dated 8 Sep 1306[853]

2.         HENDRIK (-Franchimont 23 Apr 1285).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Otto…Henderick" as the two sons of "Gherrit…grave van Gelre" and his wife, adding that Hendrik became bishop of Liège[854]Bishop of Liège 1247.  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the succession of “Henricus...etate adolescens...frater...Ottonis comitis Guelrensis” in 1247[855].  "Henricus…Leodensis electus" issued a judgment by charter dated 7 May 1253 which names "Ottonem comitem Ghelrie nostrum fratrem"[856]

3.         MARGARETA (-after 12 Mar 1237).  A charter dated 12 Mar 1236 (O.S.) records that "Margaretam neptem…ducis Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ…sororem…Otthonis comitis Gelrie" had been betrothed to "Theodorico de Valckenborch", but was now to be married to "Willelmus comes Iuliacensis"[857].  Bert M. Kamp has pointed out the absence of primary sources which indicate that Margareta’s marriage to Wilhelm IV Graf von Jülich was ever finalised[858].  He also highlights the extreme unlikelihood of a Papal dispensation being issued for what would have been the 1o affinity marriage of Graf Wilhelm to Margareta’s sister Richardis, if he had previously been married to Margareta.  Betrothed (before 1236) to DIRK Heer van Valkenburg, son of DIRK [I] Heer van Valkenburg & his first wife Isolda van Limburg (-killed in battle Köln 14 Oct 1268).  Betrothed (contract 12 Mar 1237) WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Jülich & his wife Mathilde van Limburg (-killed in battle Aachen 16 Mar 1278). 

4.         RICHARDIS (-[1293/98]).  A charter dated 13 Jan 1250 records a donation to Merienwerde made by "domini Ottonis comitis Gelrensis", witnessed by "domina Margreta comitissa Gelrensi, domina Richarda comitissa Juliacensi…"[859].  "Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis et…Rickarda uxor eius" renounced rights in favour of Brauweiler abbey by charter dated 26 Jan 1260[860].  "Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis et Ricardis uxor nostra" acknowledged his patronage over the church at Bettenhosen by charter dated 1272[861].  "Richarda comitissa Juliacensis, Walleranus Aquensis, Otto Traiectensis ecclesiarum prepositi et Gerardus fratres, filii eiusdem comitisse" submitted to Sifrid Archsbishop of Köln, with the intercession of "Godefrido comite Seynensi", by charter dated 14 Oct 1279[862].  "Gerardus natus quondam…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" bought property at Woring, with the consent of "domine Richarde matris nostre, domini Walrami comitis Juliacensis prepositi Aquensis fratris nostri et Methildis puelle sororis nostre", by charter dated 30 Apr 1287[863].  "Methildis nobilis matrona domina de Holte, relicta quondam nobilis viri Gerardi Burgravii Coloniensis" sold property to "viro Alberto dicto Schalle civi Coloniensi, sororio nostro" to solve financial difficulties of "Mathildis nepotula, heres nostra, filia quondam…filii nostri nobilis viri Johannis Burgravii Coloniensis", with the consent of "domine Richarde comitisse Juliacensis avie dicte nepotule necnon…Katherine domine de Arberg, matris…eiusdem nepotule", by charter dated 28 Jun 1287[864].  "Ricarda comitissa Juliacensis" confirmed a donation by "dominus Willelmus comes Juliacensis maritus noster et…dominus Willelmus senior noster filius, ac domina --- uxor sua legitima" to the Teutonic Order at Köln by charter dated 2 Feb 1287 (O.S.)[865]m ([Mar 1237/26 Jan 1260]) WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Jülich & his wife Mathilde van Limburg (-killed in battle Aachen 16 Mar 1278). 

 

 

REINALD van Gelre, son of OTTO II Graaf van Gelre & his second wife Philippa de Dammartin ([1255]-Montfort 9 Oct 1326, bur Grafenthal).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt" as the son of "Otto…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "Philippa, de grave van Syntpols dochter"[866].  He succeeded as REINALD I Graaf van Gelre.  "Theodericus comes Cliuensis" confirmed an alliance with "Reynaldus comes Gelrensis sororius noster" by charter dated 29 Dec 1277[867].  "Reynaldus…comes Gelrensis dux Limburgensis et Irmengardis…comitissa et ducissa" granted privileges to Duisburg by charter dated 22 Mar 1279 (O.S.)[868].  Rudolf I King of Germany granted "totam Friseam…Oestvrieslant" to "Reynaldo comite Gelrie", with the exception of the parts held by "comitem de Hollandia", by charter dated 29 Jul 1290[869].  "Reynaldus comes Gelrensis" donated property to "cloester tsGrevendaell", for the souls of "pater suo domino Ottone quondam comite Gelrensi…matris sue domine Philippe et uxorum suarum domine Yrmegardis et domine Margarete comitissarum Gelrensium", by charter dated 20 May 1301[870].  Heinrich VII King of Germany granted territory "inter Arnhem et Novamagium per Bethuam aggerem" {Betuwe} to "Reynaldi comitis Gelrie" by charter dated 19 Sep 1310[871].  The fact that Reinald’s son issued charters in his own name, which do not specify the consent of his father, suggests that Graaf Reinald I may have been incapacitated in some way towards the end of his life and relinquished his powers in favour of his son.  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records the death "op sonte Dionisius" in 1326 of "Rennolt…grave van Gelre"[872]

m firstly ([1276]) ERMENGARD Dss of Limburg, daughter of WALERAN IV Duke of Limburg & his first wife Jutta von Kleve (-Jun 1283, bur Grafenthal).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Ermgardis…filia…Henrici ducis Lymburgensis" as wife of "Reynaldus comes Ghelrie"[873].  After her father's death, her succession to Limburg was disputed by her first cousin Adolf V Graf von Berg, who sold his rights to Jean Duke of Brabant[874].  "Reynaldus…comes Gelrensis dux Limburgensis et Irmengardis…comitissa et ducissa" granted privileges to Duisburg by charter dated 22 Mar 1279 (O.S.)[875].  "Rudolphus…Romanorum rex" invested "ducissæ Limburgensis, uxoris…Reinoldi comitis Gelriæ,…patris sui…heres unica" with "ducatum Limburgensem" by charted dated 19 May 1282[876].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Rennolt…grave van Gelre" married "hertig Walerams Limborrich’s dochter" who was childless, died 9 Jun 1290 and was buried "toe Groennendaell"[877]

m secondly (Namur 3 Jul 1286) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Flandre, widow of ALEXANDER Prince of Scotland, daughter of GUY de Dampierre Count of Flanders & his second wife Isabelle de Luxembourg (-after 17 Oct 1327, [1331?]).  The Liber Pluscardensis records the marriage at Roxburgh in 1279 of "Alexander filius Alexandri tercii et…Margaretæ sororis Edwardi Langschankiæ regis Angliæ" and "filiam comitis Flandreæ"[878].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Rennolt…grave van Gelre" married secondly "dye dochter van dye grave van Flanderen", naming her "Mergreta" in a later passage[879].  The contract of marriage between "Renauls cuens de Ghelre et dus de Lemburgh" and "Guyon conte de Flandre et marchis de Namur et…dame Ysabel se feme…et noble damoisel Margherite fille dou conte et delle contesse devant ditte" is dated 21 Apr 1286[880].  Pope John XXII permitted "nobili mulieri Margarete relicte quondam Raynaldi comitis Gelrensis" to choose her own confessor, dated 17 Oct 1327[881].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "dye gravinne van Gelre, Mergreta dochter van Flanderen" died in 1321 [incorrect date, should be 1331?] and was buried "toe Groenendaell"[882]

Reinald I & his second wife had [six] children: 

1.         MARGARETA ([1290]-26 Jun 1331).  "Henric van Vlanderen greue van Loeden" medietated in the dispute between "Reynolt des greuen zoene van Gelre onse…neue" and "Dideric greue van Cleue" concerning the dowry of "Margareten greuinnen van Cleue, onser…nichten, suster her Reynoldes", by charter dated 4 Oct 1325[883]m (7 May 1305) DIETRICH [VII] Graf von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [VI] Graf von Kleve & his second wife Margareta von Habsburg (1291-7 Jul 1347). 

2.         REINALD ([1295]-Arnhem 12 Oct 1343, bur Arnhem).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt…Guydo…Philippus" as the three sons of "Rennolt…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "dye dochter van dye grave van Flanderen"[884].  He succeeded as REINALD II Graaf van Gelre

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3.         GUIDO (-Arnhem after 1315).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt…Guydo…Philippus" as the three sons of "Rennolt…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "dye dochter van dye grave van Flanderen"[885]

4.         [PHILIPP .  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt…Guydo…Philippus" as the three sons of "Rennolt…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "dye dochter van dye grave van Flanderen"[886].  As the reliability of this source is somewhat questionable, it is possible that "Philippus" was an error for Reinald’s daughter Philippa.] 

5.         PHILIPPA (-Köln 23 Aug 1352).  "Reynaldus domini comitis Gelrensis filius" sold "bona dicta Mersche…in parochia Sutphaniensi, trans Yslam" to the town of Zutphen, with the consent of "Sophyæ nostræ uxoris, dominæ Margaretæ nostræ matris, domini Henrici de Flandria comitis Lodensis nostri avunculi, Philippæ et Elysabæ nostrarum sororum", by charter dated 30 Sep 1319[887].  "Reynaut greve van Ghelren, Philippe ende Yzabel sijne susteren, joncvrouwen van Gelren" settled a dispute concerning their inheritance, before "onse…muder…Margr. grevinne van Gelren, heren Gerart greve van Ghulich…heren Henric van Vlanderen greve van Loeden" by charter dated 25 Mar 1327[888].  Pope John XXII permitted "nobili mulieri Phylippe nate quondam Raynaldi comitis Gelrensis" to choose her own confessor, dated 17 Oct 1327[889].  Nun at Köln St Klara. 

6.         ISABELLA (before Aug 1299-Köln 1354).  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Godefrido de Brabantia, de Arscot et de Urson castrorum domino" and "Ysabelle nata Ranaldi comitis Gelrie" despite 4o consanguinity dated 9 Aug 1299[890].  Pope John XXII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Villermo nato…comitis Lassensis" and "Ysabela nata…Raynaldi comitis Gelrie" despite 4o consanguinity dated 22 Oct 1317[891].  "Reynaldus domini comitis Gelrensis filius" sold "bona dicta Mersche…in parochia Sutphaniensi, trans Yslam" to the town of Zutphen, with the consent of "Sophyæ nostræ uxoris, dominæ Margaretæ nostræ matris, domini Henrici de Flandria comitis Lodensis nostri avunculi, Philippæ et Elysabæ nostrarum sororum", by charter dated 30 Sep 1319[892].  "Reynaut greve van Ghelren, Philippe ende Yzabel sijne susteren, joncvrouwen van Gelren" settled a dispute concerning their inheritance, before "onse…muder…Margr. grevinne van Gelren, heren Gerart greve van Ghulich…heren Henric van Vlanderen greve van Loeden" by charter dated 25 Mar 1327[893].  Pope John XXII permitted "nobili mulieri Ysabelle nate quondam Raynaldi comitis Gelrensis" to choose her own confessor, dated 17 Oct 1327[894].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Issabella" as the daughter of "Rennolt…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "dye dochter van dye grave van Flanderen", adding that she was "toe Clarren by Collen een nonne"[895].  Abbess of Köln St Klara.  Betrothed (Papal dispensation 9 Aug 1299) to GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Aerschot, son of HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant & his wife Alix de Bourgogne [Capet] (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  Betrothed (Papal dispensation 22 Oct 1317) to GUILLAUME de Looz, son of [ARNOUL [V] Comte de Looz & his wife Margareta von Vianden] (-after Oct 1317). 

 

 

 

B.      DUKES of GELRE

 

 

REINALD van Gelre, son of REINALD I Graaf van Gelre & his second wife Marguerite de Flandre ([1295]-Arnhem 12 Oct 1343, bur Arnhem).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt…Guydo…Philippus" as the three sons of "Rennolt…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "dye dochter van dye grave van Flanderen"[896].  "Reinaldus senior filius comitis Gelriensis" confirmed the freedoms of the town of Zutphen by charter dated 4 Nov 1316[897].  "Reynaldus domini comitis Gelrensis filius" sold "bona dicta Mersche…in parochia Sutphaniensi, trans Yslam" to the town of Zutphen, with the consent of "Sophyæ nostræ uxoris, dominæ Margaretæ nostræ matris, domini Henrici de Flandria comitis Lodensis nostri avunculi, Philippæ et Elysabæ nostrarum sororum", by charter dated 30 Sep 1319[898].  He succeeded as REINALD II Graaf van Gelre.  "Reynaut greve van Ghelren, Philippe ende Yzabel sijne susteren, joncvrouwen van Gelren" settled a dispute concerning their inheritance, before "onse…muder…Margr. grevinne van Gelren, heren Gerart greve van Ghulich…heren Henric van Vlanderen greve van Loeden" by charter dated 25 Mar 1327[899].  "Reynald greue van Ghelren ende van Sutphen" acknowledged that "Dyderic greue van Cleue onze…bole" had agreed to share "graescapen van Cleue" between "Margriete greuinne van der Marke, Elyzabeth vrouwe van Voerne, borchgreuinne van Zelant, ende Marie, sine dochteren" by charter dated 20 Aug 1333[900].  The testament of "Reynalt greue van Ghelren ende van Zutphen", dated 27 Mar 1335, names "Alianorem van Engelant, greuinnen van Gelren ende van Zutphen…onser eerster ghesellinnen Sophyen van Mechlen greuinnen wileneer van Gelren ende Zutphen…Ysabelen onser…dochter…onse…nichte vrouwe Johanna vrouwe van Batenborch…"[901].  "Reynaldus comes Gelrensis et Zutfenensis" promised support to "dominus Godefridus miles, natus domini comitis Lossensis, dominus in Millen, noster gener" in a future war between England and France by charter dated 9 Aug 1338[902].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Hertich Rennolt van Gelre" died 11 Oct 1343 and was buried "in dat closter Groenendaell"[903]

m firstly (Papal dispensation 13 May 1311) SOPHIA Berthout Vrouwe van Mechelen, daughter of FLORIS Berthout Heer van Mechelen & his wife Mechteld von der Marck (-6 May 1329).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" married "Soffie dye docter van den heerre van Mechghelen"[904].  Pope Clement V issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Reynoldo nato Reynaldi comitis de Gelria" and "Sophia nata…Florentii dicti Berchaut domini de Maclinia" despite 4o consanguinity dated 13 May 1311[905].  "Reynaldus domini comitis Gelrensis filius" sold "bona dicta Mersche…in parochia Sutphaniensi, trans Yslam" to the town of Zutphen, with the consent of "Sophyæ nostræ uxoris, dominæ Margaretæ nostræ matris, domini Henrici de Flandria comitis Lodensis nostri avunculi, Philippæ et Elysabæ nostrarum sororum", by charter dated 30 Sep 1319[906].  The testament of "Sophie van Gelren ende van Mechlen" is dated 29 Sep [132-] and names "Reynauts des greven soen van Gelren"[907].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Sophia van Mechghelen, gravinne van Gelre" died in 1336 and was buried "toe Groenendall int closter"[908]

m secondly (Nijmegen May 1332) ELEANOR of England, daughter of EDWARD II King of England & his wife Isabelle de France (Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire 18 Jun 1318-Deventer Abbey, Gelre 22 Apr 1355, bur Deventer Abbey).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" married secondly "Helionora, conick Eduerts van Enghelants dochter"[909].  Froissart records that the second daughter (unnamed) of King Edward II and his wife married "au duch de Guerle"[910].  A series of documents relates to the marriage of "Reignaldo comiti Ghelrensi" and "sorore regis Angliæ" including arrangements for the eventual succession of any future children born from the marriage[911].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Alyenora, hertich Rennolts wedue" died in 1355 and was buried "toe Groenendaell" with her husband[912]

Reinald II & his first wife had four children: 

1.         MARGARETA ([1320]-4 Oct 1344).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Mergreta" as the oldest of the four daughters of "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" and his wife "Soffie dye docter van den heerre van Mechghelen", adding that she married the only son "des graven van Cleve" but died childless[913].  Vrouwe van Mechelen.  "Luduicus comes Flandrensis, Nivernensis, Registensis et dominus Mechliniensis" agreed with "Reynaldus Gelrensis ac Wilhelmus Iuliacenses comites" that "Margaretam natam dicti comitis Gelrensis, dominam Elizabetham comitissam Iuliacensem dicti comitis Iuliacensis genitricem" should inherit Mechelen in settlement of a local war, by charter dated 1333[914].  A charter dated 1 Mar 1333 between "Reynaut greue van Gelren ende van Zutphen" and "Willem greue van Ghulich […onser muder, vrouwe Lijzabeth…die vrouwe Janne onsen eeliken wuijue]" records the betrothal of "Reynaut greue van Gelren…dochter…Margreten…die wi hebben van onsen eirsten wiiue" and "Gerarde…ende eirsten soen des greuen van Ghulich", Margareta to receive "die heerscap van Mechlen", the marriage to take place "te midden zomer coemt ouer acht jaer" (in 1341)[915].  A charter dated 15 Dec 1333 records the betrothal betweeen "Renaud comte de Gueldres et de Zutphen…Margarete sa fille…eagée de treise ans" and "Guillaume comte de Iuliers [son fils] Gerard de Iuliers", and agreeing that Margareta should receive "l’Advouerie de Malines" and that Gerhard "les villes de Hevere, Mussines, Hombeke, Leest, Hessene, Nuwelande, Neekerpoel", with the agreement of "Luis comte de Flandres, de Nevers et de Rethel"[916].  The marriage contract between "den hertoge van Gelren…Margareten des hertogen audste dochter" and "den mercgreve van Gulic…Gerart, des mercgreuen audste soen" was renewed dated 4 Jul 1342[917].  The betrothal was terminated, presumably after the death of the proposed bride’s father in Oct 1343.  Betrothed (1 Mar 1333, renewed 4 Jul 1342) to GERHARD von Jülich, son of WILHELM I Duke of Jülich & his wife Jeanne de Hainaut (-18 May 1360). 

2.         MECHTILD ([1325]-Huissen 21 Sep 1384, bur Mariendael near Arnhem).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 9 Aug 1338 under which "Reynaldus comes Gelrensis et Zutfen" gave a financial guarantee to "dominus Godefridus miles natus domini comitis Lossensis dominus in Millen noster gener" relating to his participation in the war between France and England[918].  Pope Clement VI granted dispensation for the marriage between “Iohanne comite Clevensi” and “Mechtildi relicta quondam Godefridi nati comitis Lossensis domina in Mechlinia et Eylia consanguinea archiepiscopi”, despite their ignorance of the 4° consanguinity between them, dated 28 May 1350[919].  "Johan greue van Cleue" granted annual revenue to "one…vrouwe Mechtilt van Gelren, greuinne van Cleu" from "den lande van Mechlen" by charter dated 6 Mar 1359[920].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 28 Nov 1368 under which "Edevart…hertoge van Gelre ende greve van Zutphen" confirmed "heerlichheit van Huessen" to "Mechtelt van Gelre, grevynne van Cleve, onse…suster"[921].  She succeeded her half-brother as Dss of Geldern in 1371.  The Continuation of Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Mergildis comitissa quondam Clevensis soror predictorum fratrum” succeeded on the death of “Reinaldus primogenitus ducis Gelrie filius[922].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Mergreta…" as the second of the four daughters of "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" and his wife "Soffie dye docter van den heerre van Mechghelen" married "dye grave van Valois" and died in 1384[923].  The Continuation of Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Mergildis comitissa quondam Clevensis soror predictorum fratrum” married “domino de Beloys” in 1372[924]m firstly (Nov 1336) GOTTFRIED von Heinsberg Comte de Looz et de Chiny, son of DIETRICH Herr von Heinsberg Comte de Looz et de Chiny & his wife Kunigunde von der Mark (-[1342/47]).  m secondly (before 22 Feb 1348, Papal dispensation 28 May 1350) JOHANN II Graf von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [VI] Graf von Kleve & his second wife Margareta von Habsburg (-9 Nov 1368).  m thirdly (14 Feb 1372) JEAN de Châtillon Comte de Blois et de Dunois, son of LOUIS [I] de Châtillon Comte de Blois & his wife Jeanne de Beaumont [Hainaut] (-Jun 1381). 

3.         ELISABETH (-’s-Gravendael 10 Dec 1376).  The testament of "Reynalt greue van Ghelren ende van Zutphen", dated 27 Mar 1335, names "Alianorem van Engelant, greuinnen van Gelren ende van Zutphen…onser eerster ghesellinnen Sophyen van Mechlen greuinnen wileneer van Gelren ende Zutphen…Ysabelen onser…dochter…onse…nichte vrouwe Johanna vrouwe van Batenborch…"[925].  Abbess of ‘s-Gravendael. 

4.         MARIA ([Mar 1328/6 May 1329]-Nov 1397).  The date of her birth is indicated by the date of her mother’s death and the bull issued by Pope John XXII on 6 Feb 1328 which granted dispensations for the potential marriages of "Raynaldo comiti Gelrensi...tres filias...Margaritam, Methildim et Isabellam"[926].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Maria", daughter of "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" and his wife "Soffie dye docter van den heerre van Mechghelen", married "greve Willem van Gullick" who inherited Gelre from her, and died in 1397 leaving two sons "Wyllim…hertig van Gulick" and "Henderick" and one daughter "Johanna" who married "dye heer Jan van Arkell" (naming their descendants)[927].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Eduardus dux Ghelrie…sororem Mariam" married "Juliacensem…dux Wilhelmus"[928]m (Papal dispensation 24 Nov 1362, before 25 Dec 1362) WILHELM II Duke of Jülich, son of WILHELM I Duke of Jülich & his wife Johanna of Holland (1333-13 Dec 1393). 

Reinald II & his second wife had two children: 

5.         REINALD (13 May 1333-4 Dec 1371, ‘s-Gravendael).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt…Eduert" as the two sons of "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "Helionora, conick Eduerts van Enghelants dochter"[929].  Froissart names "Renault et Edowart" as the two sons "au duch de Guerle" and his wife the daughter of Edward II King of England[930].  He succeeded as REINALD II Duke of Gelre.  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "hertich Rennolt" died in 1371 and was buried "toe Groennendaell"[931]m (Tervueren 1 Jul 1347) MARIE de Brabant, daughter of JEAN III Duke of Brabant & his wife Marie d'Evreux [Capet] ([1325]-1 Mar 1399, bur Brussels).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannam, Margaretam comitissam Flandrie, et Mariam coniugem Reynaldi Grossi ducis Ghelrie secundi" as the three daughters of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[932].  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the marriage in 1347 of “dux Gelriæ” and “tertiam filiam Ioannis ducis Brabantiæ[933].  "Maria de Brabantia…ducissa Gelriæ comitissa Zutphaniæ" founded the church of Turnhout St Pieter by charter dated Jul 1398[934].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Hertich Rennolt" married "hertich Jans van Brabants dochter" who was childless, adding in a later passage that "Maria, dye dochter van Brabant, weduwe van hertich Rennolt" died in 1399 and was buried "toe Tornouwt"[935]

6.         EDUARD (12 Mar 1336-killed in battle Baesweiler 24 Aug 1371, bur ‘s-Gravendael).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Rennolt…Eduert" as the two sons of "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" and his second wife "Helionora, conick Eduerts van Enghelants dochter", adding in a later passage that Eduard was born in 1336[936].  Froissart names "Renault et Edowart" as the two sons "au duch de Guerle" and his wife the daughter of Edward II King of England[937]Duke of Gelre.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Eduardus dux Ghelrie" helped his brother-in-law "Juliacensem…dux Wilhelmus" when Wenzel Duke of Bohemia invaded his lands[938].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "hertich Eduert" died in 1371 and was buried "toe Groennendaell"[939]

 

 

 

C.      DUKES of GELRE (JÜLICH)

 

 

WILHELM von Jülich, son of WILHELM I Duke of Jülich & his wife Johanna of Holland (1333-13 Dec 1393).  Emperor Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria agreed with "Wilhelmo comiti Juliacensi affini suo" that "Wilhelmo secundo genito tuo, necnon Margarete conthorali sue" should succeed "Adolfus comes Montensis" if he died childless, by charter dated 16 Aug 1336[940].  Duke of Jülich.  Duke of Gelre 1372. 

Betrothed (before 16 Aug 1336) to MARGARETA, daughter of ---.  Emperor Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria agreed with "Wilhelmo comiti Juliacensi affini suo" that "Wilhelmo secundo genito tuo, necnon Margarete conthorali sue" should succeed "Adolfus comes Montensis" if he died childless, by charter dated 16 Aug 1336[941].  The age of Wilhelm at the time suggests that "conthorali sue" in this document should be interpreted as indicating a betrothal not marriage.  No indication has yet been found of the family origin of Wilhelm’s betrothed, but presumably she must have been closely related to Adolf Duke of Berg, otherwise there would have been no apparent need to name her in her own capacity as one of the duke’s heirs.  It is highly probable that she was Margareta von Ravensberg, daughter of Otto [IV] Graf von Ravensberg & his wife Margareta von Berg (-13 Feb 1389), who later married Wilhelm’s older brother Gerhard, and who, after the death of her older sister in 1336, was the next heir by primogeniture to the county of Berg after her maternal uncle Adolf [VI] Graf von Berg.  This hypothesis was first proposed by Bert M. Kamp who, in an article in 2003, traced the development of the succession plans for the counties of Berg and Ravensberg between 1328 and 1346[942]

m (Papal dispensation 24 Nov 1362, before 25 Dec 1362) MARIA van Gelre, daughter of REINALD II Graaf van Gelre & his first wife Sophie Berthout Vrouwe van Mechelen ([Mar 1328/6 May 1329]-Nov 1397).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Maria", daughter of "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" and his wife "Soffie dye docter van den heerre van Mechghelen", married "greve Willem van Gullick" who inherited Gelre from her, and died in 1397 leaving two sons "Wyllim…hertig van Gulick" and "Henderick" and one daughter "Johanna" who married "dye heer Jan van Arkell" (naming their descendants)[943].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Eduardus dux Ghelrie…sororem Mariam" married "Juliacensem…dux Wilhelmus"[944]

Wilhelm & his wife had three children: 

1.         WILLEM (1364-Arnhem 16 Feb 1402, bur Kloster Monkhuizen)Duke of Gelrem (dispensation 28 Dec 1377, Geertruidenberg 1379) KATHARINA von Bayern, daughter of ALBRECHT Duke of Bavaria-Straubing [later ALBERT Count of Holland and Zeeland, Comte de Hainaut] & his first wife Margareta von Brieg [Piast] ([1361]-Hattem 10 Nov 1400, bur Kloster Monkhuizen).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "prima Katherina…nupta Eduardo demm Wilhelmo eius nepoti Ghelrie ducibus…" as the daughter of "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia"[945].  The testament of "Catharina de Bavaria, Gelriæ et Juliacensium ducissa, Zutphaniæque comitissa", dated 3 Nov 1400, chooses burial "in claustro…conventus ordinis prædictorum Noviomagensis, Coloniensis diœceseos" (the document adding that she was in fact buried "in claustro Monichusen…apud Arnhem") and appoints "Wilhelmo Gelriæ ac Juliacensi Duci, Zutphaniæque comiti…suo…contorali" as her heir, and adds that she died "in castro oppidi de Hattem"[946]

2.         REINALD ([1365]-Terlet near Arnhem 25 Jun 1423, bur Monnikhizen)Duke of Gelre, Duke of Jülich and Zütphen.  m (1405) MARIE d’Harcourt, daughter of JEAN [VI] Comte d’Harcourt & his wife Catherine de Bourbon (-after 1427, bur Nideggen).  She married secondly (Köln 24 Feb 1426, Papal dispensation 8 Nov 1426) Ruprecht von Jülich-Berg

3.         JOHANNA m (contract 18 Oct 1376) JAN [VI] Heer van Arkel, son of OTTO Heer van Arkel & his wife Isabelle de Bar Dame de Pierrepont (-Leerdam [10/31] Aug 1426).  Ancestors of the later Dukes of Gelre. 

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von RANDERODE  

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         MEGENHERE van Randerode (-[13 Apr 1104/1109]).  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…"[947].  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…"[948]

2.         HARTBERN (-after 1109).  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made to Deutz by “Richardus...uxori sue Adelheidi” by charter dated 1094, witnessed by "…Harper de Randerode…"[949].  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…"[950].  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…"[951]

 

 

1.         GERARD van Randerode .  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…"[952]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- Graf von Meer & his wife Hedwig --- (-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, 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"[953].  Gerhard & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERARD van Randerode .  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 "…Gerardus de Randenrode et frater eius Willelmus…"[954]

b)         WILLEM .  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 "…Gerardus de Randenrode et frater eius Willelmus…"[955]

 

2.         GOSWIN van Randerode .  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…"[956]

 

 

1.         GERARD van Randerode (-after 27 May 1257).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “milites Bernardus de Hostmal et Gerardus de Randenrode” were captured at the battle of Bouvines in Jul 1214[957]Heer van Randerode.  Engelbert Archbishop-elect of Köln confirmed that "dominus Gerardus de Randerode detentus in captivitate regis Francie" had "per fratres, uxorem..." pledged “advocatiam curtium nostrarum in Rurekoue” by charter dated 1216[958].  "Ludewicus miles de Liedeberg primogenitus nobilis viri domini de Randenrode" pledged "advocatiam quam a patre meo G. domino de Randinrode...teneo" to Köln cathedral, with the consent of “uxoris mee”, by charter dated 1241, witnessed by “G. domini de Randinrode...[959].  “Gerhardus de Randenrode”, as “ecclesiarum Lisbernensis et sancte Marie in monasterio...Worma...advocat[us]”, granted rights to “Theodericus miles de Sestorpe”, with the consent of “filii nostri Lothewici”, by charter dated 1244[960]"...Domino Gerardo de Randenerode..." witnessed the charter dated Jun 1251 under which “Otto comes Gelrensis” donated property to Konrad Archbishop of Köln[961]"...Gerardus dominus de Randenrode” witnessed the charter dated 27 May 1257 under which Richard King of Germany confirmed the privileges of the city of Köln[962]m ---.  The name of Gerard’s wife has not been ascertained.  Gerard & his wife had one child: 

a)         LODEWIJK van Randerode (-after 7 Jan 1262).  "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...[963].  "Ludewicus miles de Liedeberg primogenitus nobilis viri domini de Randenrode" pledged "advocatiam quam a patre meo G. domino de Randinrode...teneo" to Köln cathedral, with the consent of “uxoris mee”, by charter dated 1241, witnessed by “G. domini de Randinrode...[964].  “Gerhardus de Randenrode”, as “ecclesiarum Lisbernensis et sancte Marie in monasterio...Worma...advocat[us]”, granted rights to “Theodericus miles de Sestorpe”, with the consent of “filii nostri Lothewici”, by charter dated 1244[965]Heer van Randerode"Ludewicus dominus de Randerode et Ludewicus filius noster primogenitus” donated rights in property at “Herde” to Eppinghofen abbey by charter dated 7 Jan 1262, sealed by “nobilis viri Th. domini de Erperode[966]m ---.  Lodewijk & his wife had children: 

i)          LODEWIJK van Randerode"Ludewicus dominus de Randerode et Ludewicus filius noster primogenitus” donated rights in property at “Herde” to Eppinghofen abbey by charter dated 7 Jan 1262, sealed by “nobilis viri Th. domini de Erperode[967]

 

 

1.         ARNOLD van Randerode (-after 13 Jul 1329).  Heer van Randerode"Arnoldus dominus de Randenroyde et Katerina collateralis eius” sold “curiam nostram in Lurike cum curia Calfhowen” to Meer abbey, naming as fiduciaries “dominum Ludolfum de Dikka et Gerardum fratrem eius, dominum Fredericum de Helpenstein et Gerardum fratrem eius”, by charter dated 28 May 1300[968].  "Arnoldus dominus de Randenroyde" relinquished “ville de Prumeren” to “domini nostri...Godefridi domini de Heynsberg et de Blankinberg” by charter dated 28 Jun 1310[969]m KATHARINA, daughter of ---.  "Arnoldus dominus de Randenroyde et Katerina collateralis eius” sold “curiam nostram in Lurike cum curia Calfhowen” to Meer abbey, naming as fiduciaries “dominum Ludolfum de Dikka et Gerardum fratrem eius, dominum Fredericum de Helpenstein et Gerardum fratrem eius”, by charter dated 28 May 1300[970]"Arnoldi domini de Randenrode, Conradi domini de Sleyda, Rutgeri advocati Coloniensi..." witnessed the charter dated 13 Jul 1329 under which “Wilhelmus dominus de Helpenstein, Fridericus et Theodericus eiusdem fratres” renounced rights following the destruction of their castle[971]

 

2.         LODEWIJK van RanderodeHeer van Randerode"Theodericus Heynsberg et Blankenbergh terrarum dominus" donated property, inherited from “domino Godefrido domino quondam de Heynsbergh et de Blankenberg progenitore nostro bone memorie”, to “Margarete de Heynsbergh sorori nostre” by charter dated 31 Oct 1334, witnessed by “...Ludovicum dominum de Randerode et de Erprode...[972]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    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 the document 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…"[973]

 

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[974].  “...Heinricus et Theodericus filius eius de Hokenswagen...” witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Scheda[975]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[976]

 

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[977].  "Arnoldus dictus comes in Hukenswage et uxor mea Adela" received "patronatum et ecclesiam de Hanrode" from Kloster Gräfrath by charter dated 1209[978].  "Arnoldus comes de Hukenswagen..." witnessed the charter dated to [1218/25] under which Engelbert [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Altenberg abbey[979].  "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[980]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[981].  "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[982].  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[983].  "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[984].  "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[985]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[986]

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[987].  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[988]

 

 

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[989].  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[990]

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[991]

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[992]

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[993]

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[994]

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[995]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    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[996].  Vanderkindere identifies these five counties as Jülich, Zulpich, Eifel, Bonn and Köln[997].  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[998]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…[999].  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[1000]

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…[1001]

 

 

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[1002].  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"[1003].  Emperor Heinrich II confirmed the customs privileges of Kloster Gerresheim "in comitatu…Herimanni comitis" by charter dated 11 Jul 1019[1004]

 

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"[1005].  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"[1006].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster St Martin by charter dated 1021, witnessed by "…Herimannus domus advocatus, Adolfus frater eius, Gerhardus comes…"[1007].  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[1008]

 

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[1009].  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…"[1010].  "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[1011].  "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[1012].  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…"[1013]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..."[1014].  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..."[1015].  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[1016].  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…"[1017].  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…"[1018].  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…"[1019].  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…"[1020].  "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[1021].  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…"[1022].  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…"[1023].  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"[1024].  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"[1025].  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…"[1026].  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…"[1027].  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…"[1028]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"[1029]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[1030].  Anselm of Gembloux’s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records a battle "apud Duratium” [Duras] between “Alexandrum Leodicensem episcopum et Godefridum Lovaniensem comitem[1031].  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[1032].  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[1033].  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Id Mar" of "domnus Alexander episcopus"[1034].  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[1035].  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][1036]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…"[1037].  

 

 

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"[1038].  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…"[1039].  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…"[1040].  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…"[1041].  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…"[1042].  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…"[1043]

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…"[1044].  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…"[1045].  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[1046].] 

 

 

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..."[1047].  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…"[1048].  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…"[1049].  "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[1050].  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…"[1051]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[1052].  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…"[1053]Graf von Jülich.  "Wilhelmus….comes Juliacensis" freed property at Schleiden from "cenobium sancti Salvatoris in monte prope Aquis" by charter dated 1200[1054]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[1055].  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[1056].  "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[1057].  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[1058].  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[1059].  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[1060].  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"[1061].  Adolf [I] Archbishop of Köln issued instructions relating to "Dunwald" by charter dated 1197, witnessed by "...Wilhelmus comes Iuliacensis, Gerardus frater eius"[1062].  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..."[1063]

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[1064].  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"[1065].  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…"[1066]

 

 

 

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..."[1067]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..."[1068]

 

 

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[1069].  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…"[1070]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…"[1071].  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…"[1072]

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…"[1073]

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…"[1074]

d)         LIUTGARD .  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…"[1075].  Her second marriage is confirmed 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…"[1076]m firstly HEINRICH [I] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of --- (-before 1108, bur Kloster Siegburg).  m secondly (before 15 May 1108) GOSWIN [III] Graf von Stahleck, son of --- (-after 1140). 

 

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…"[1077].  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…"[1078]

 

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…"[1079].  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…"[1080]

 

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…"[1081].  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...[1082].  "Walterus de Hengebach et Euerhardus frater eius" signed a charter dated 1154 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln granted privileges to St Pantaleon[1083]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…"[1084]

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...[1085].  "Walterus de Hengebach et Euerhardus frater eius" signed a charter dated 1154 under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln granted privileges to St Pantaleon[1086]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...[1087]

 

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[1088]

 

 

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[1089]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[1090].  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[1091].  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[1092]

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[1093].  "Nobiles viri Euerardus de Hengebach, Wilhelmus filius eius comes Juliacensis…" witnessed a charter dated 1208 confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Camp[1094].  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"[1095]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[1096].  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"[1097].  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[1098].  "Nobiles viri Euerardus de Hengebach, Wilhelmus filius eius comes Juliacensis…" witnessed a charter dated 1208 confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Camp[1099].  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[1100].  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"[1101].  A charter dated 1218 records that "bone memorie Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis" died "in peregrinatione sancte crucis"[1102]m MATHILDE van Limburg, daughter of WALERAN 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"[1103].  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"[1104].  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[1105]

-         see below

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…"[1106].  "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…"[1107].  "Walramus germanus domini Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" reached agreement on the dower of "Mechtildis filia domni Conradi de Molnerken nostra sponsa" by charter dated 1250[1108].  “Walraue des Greven brudir van Guleghe” granted protection to the citizens of Köln by charter dated 7 May 1263[1109].  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[1110].  "Walramus germanus domini Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" reached agreement on the dower of "Mechtildis filia domni Conradi de Molnerken nostra sponsa" by charter dated 1250[1111].  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[1112].  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[1113].  "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[1114]m (before 19 Mar 1288) IMAGINA, daughter of ---.  "Walranus dictus de Juliaco, dominus de Bergheim et Ymagina uxor eius" sold property to the Cäcilienstift at Köln by charter dated 13 Jul 1291[1115].  "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[1116]

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…"[1117].  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"[1118].  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"[1119].  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"[1120]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"[1121]

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"[1122].  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"[1123].  "E…nobilis vir de Hengebach" renounced rights in "allodium…in Ernich" in favour of Kloster Hoven, by charter dated 1229[1124].  "Everhardus Tulpetensis advocatus" donated property "in Ernich" in favour of Kloster Hoven, by charter dated to [1229][1125]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[1126].  "Domina Elyzabeth de Hengebach" agreed the marriage of "filiam nostram Margaretham" and "domino Symoni de Spanheym" by charter dated Nov 1240[1127].  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"[1128].  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[1129].  "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[1130].  "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[1131]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…"[1132].  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"[1133].  “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)[1134].  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[1135]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"[1136].  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[1137].  “Arnoldus dominus de Dyest...et mater mea Aleydis” donated “in allodio de Dyest, decimam” to Tongerloo by charter dated 1233[1138]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"[1139].  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[1140].  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, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Jülich & his wife Mathilde van Limburg (-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[1141].  "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…"[1142].  "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…"[1143].  A charter dated 13 Jan 1250 records a donation to Merienwerde made by "domini Ottonis comitis Gelrensis", witnessed by "domina Margreta comitissa Gelrensi, domina Richarda comitissa Juliacensi…"[1144].  "Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis et Ricardis uxor nostra" acknowledged his patronage over the church at Bettenhosen by charter dated 1272[1145].  "…Wilhelmus Juliacensis, Wilhelmus primogenitus eius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[1146].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Wilhelmus comes Iuliacensis cum duobus filiis” were killed “urbem Aquensem” in 1277 “in vigilia beate Gertrudis[1147]

Betrothed (contract 12 Mar 1237) MARGARETA van Gelre, daughter of GERHARD III Graaf van Gelre & his wife Marguerite de Brabant (-after 12 Mar 1237).  A charter dated 12 Mar 1236 (O.S.) records that "Margaretam neptem…ducis Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ…sororem…Otthonis comitis Gelrie" had been betrothed to "Theodorico de Valckenborch", but was now to be married to "Willelmus comes Iuliacensis"[1148].  Bert M. Kamp has pointed out the absence of primary sources which indicate that Margareta’s marriage to Wilhelm IV Graf von Jülich was ever finalised[1149].  He also highlights the extreme unlikelihood of a papal dispensation being issued for what would have been the 1o affinity marriage of Graf Wilhelm to Margareta’s sister Richardis, if he had previously been married to Margareta. 

m ([Mar 1237/12 Jan 1250]) RICHARDIS van Gelre, daughter of GERHARD III Graaf van Gelre & his wife Marguerite de Brabant (-[1293/98]).  A charter dated 13 Jan 1250 records a donation to Merienwerde made by "domini Ottonis comitis Gelrensis", witnessed by "domina Margreta comitissa Gelrensi, domina Richarda comitissa Juliacensi…"[1150].  "Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis et…Rickarda uxor eius" renounced rights in favour of Brauweiler abbey by charter dated 26 Jan 1260[1151].  "Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis et Ricardis uxor nostra" acknowledged his patronage over the church at Bettenhosen by charter dated 1272[1152].  "Richarda comitissa Juliacensis, Walleranus Aquensis, Otto Traiectensis ecclesiarum prepositi et Gerardus fratres, filii eiusdem comitisse" submitted to Sifrid Archbishop of Köln, with the intercession of "Godefrido comite Seynensi", by charter dated 14 Oct 1279[1153].  "Gerardus natus quondam…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" bought property at Woring, with the consent of "domine Richarde matris nostre, domini Walrami comitis Juliacensis prepositi Aquensis fratris nostri et Methildis puelle sororis nostre", by charter dated 30 Apr 1287[1154].  "Methildis nobilis matrona domina de Holte, relicta quondam nobilis viri Gerardi Burgravii Coloniensis" sold property to "viro Alberto dicto Schalle civi Coloniensi, sororio nostro" to solve financial difficulties of "Mathildis nepotula, heres nostra, filia quondam…filii nostri nobilis viri Johannis Burgravii Coloniensis", with the consent of "domine Richarde comitisse Juliacensis avie dicte nepotule necnon…Katherine domine de Arberg, matris…eiusdem nepotule", by charter dated 28 Jun 1287[1155].  "Ricarda comitissa Juliacensis" confirmed a donation by "dominus Willelmus comes Juliacensis maritus noster et…dominus Willelmus senior noster filius, ac domina --- uxor sua legitima" to the Teutonic Order at Köln by charter dated 2 Feb 1287 (O.S.)[1156]

Wilhelm [IV] & his wife had twelve children: 

1.         WILHELM (-killed in battle Aachen 16 Mar 1278).  "…Wilhelmus Juliacensis, Wilhelmus primogenitus eius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[1157].  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 2 Feb 1287 (O.S.) in which his mother "Ricarda comitissa Juliacensis" confirmed a donation by "dominus Willelmus comes Juliacensis maritus noster et…dominus Willelmus senior noster filius, ac domina --- uxor sua legitima" to the Teutonic Order at Köln[1158].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Wilhelmus comes Iuliacensis cum duobus filiis” were killed “urbem Aquensem” in 1277 “in vigilia beate Gertrudis[1159]m MARIE de Flandre, daughter of GUY Count of Flanders & his first wife Mathilde de Béthune (1253-[1297], bur Châteauvillain).  The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ refers to the three (unnamed) daughters of "Guido…ex Mathilde filia Roberti Tenremontensis", specifying that the third married "Willelmo comiti de Ghuleke"[1160].  She married secondly (contract Jan 1281, before 18 Mar 1285) Simon [II] Seigneur de Châteauvillain.  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon refers to the third of the three daughters of "Guido…[et] Mathilde filia Roberti Tenremontensis" as the wife of "Willelmo comiti de Gouleke" and, after her first husband was killed, of "domino de Castello Villico"[1161].  Wilhelm & his wife had two children: 

a)         WILHELM (1267-[Bulscamp, Flanders] 1297).  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the birth in 1267 of “Wilhelmum” son of “Wilhelmus Iuliacensis comes de filia Guidonis comitis Flandriæ” who was killed “in expeditione guerrarum Flandriæ[1162].  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record in 1297 that “comes Juliacensis, comes de Beaumont, comes de Monte et alii” attacked “Robertus comes Artesiæ...ante Bulskamp” where “comes Juliacensis” was captured[1163]

b)         WILHELM (-killed in battle Mons-en-Pevèle 19 Aug 1304).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 6 Sep 1299 under which "Gerardus comes Juliacensis" and "Wilhelmo preposito Traiectensi, filie quondam Wilhelmi fratris nostri" donated property "ex successione paterna [sui]…castri Ledberg", the latter naming "dominum nostrum et avum Guidonem comitem Flandrie, Ropertum et Johannem de Namurco eius filios, nostros avunculos"[1164].  Provost at Utrecht.  He was elected Archbishop of Köln in 1304.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record in 1304 that “Wilhelmus...Juliacensis” was captured in Flanders and killed by “comite de Domna-Martin[1165].  His election as Archbishop of Köln is confirmed by Iohannes Hocsemius who records the death in 1305 of “Wilhelmus de Iuliaco archidiaconus Leodiensium, Aquensium præpositus et in archiepiscopum Cloniensium electus[1166]

2.         MATHILDE (-before 1279).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Genealogia comitum de Marka records that “Engelbertus filius...Everhardi comitis” married “filiam borchgravii de Arberch, filiam sororis Gerardi comitis Iuliacensis, qui aliam habuit sororem matrem comitis Losensis Arnoldi[1167].  According to Butkens, an unnamed daughter of Wilhelm [IV] Graf von Jülich married "Jean Comte de Los qui mourut 1280"[1168].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  m ([1258]) as his first wife, JEAN [I] Comte de Looz, son of ARNAUD [IV] Comte de Looz & his wife Jeanne de Chiny (-19 Jan 1279). 

3.         MARGARETA (-12 Oct [1293]).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 28 Jun 1264 under which Iring Bishop of Würzburg granted property to "Dithero comiti de Katzenelnbogen…uxori tuæ nate comitis Juliacensis"[1169].  "Hermannus…comes de Henninberg" granted Schloß Dornberg to "Ditero…comiti de Katzenelnbogen, Margarete comitisse uxori sue" by charter dated 22 Sep 1270[1170].  "Ditherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Catzenelenbogen et Margareta legitima collateralis eiusdem Ditheri" granted granted customs privileges at St Soar and Rheinfels to the town of Wesel by charter dated 28 Apr 1273[1171].  Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios" by charter dated 5 Nov 1292[1172]m (1261) as his second wife, DIETHER [III] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegunde --- (-13 Jan 1276, bur Mainz Klarissenkloster). 

4.         RICHARDIS (-1291 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "tertia filia domini Rogeri de Rosoic...Clementia" married "comiti de Salmis in Ardenna" and had one son (“Guilelmus” who married “filiam comitis Juliacensis Wilelmi”) and one daughter (who married “domino de Ayste” who predeceased his father, but had “filium...Robertum” although the land was inherited by “eius patruum dominum Joffredum”)[1173]m (before 1265) WILHELM Graf von Salm, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Salm & his wife Clémence de Rozoy (-[1289/90]). 

5.         KATHARINA (-after 28 Jun 1287).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 13 Jan 1273 under which "Johannes de Areberg, burgravius Coloniensis" agreed with "socer meus Wilhelmus comes Juliacensis" for the release of "Gerhardum filium Gerhardi militis"[1174].  Sifrid Archbishop of Köln expropriated "comitatum Coloniensem qui dicitur burggaschaf" from "nobilis vir Johannes de Arberch quondam burgravius Coloniensis", with the consent of "idem Johannes, Katherina uxor sua et Methilde matre sua", by charter dated 16 Aug 1279[1175].  "Johannes dominus de Harberg" granted revenue to Camp abbey, with the consent of "domine Methildis matris nostre et Katerine uxoris nostre", by charter dated 11 Dec 1279[1176].  "Johannes vir nobilis miles, quondam Burggravius Coloniensis et Catherina uxor nostra" demanded money from "nobili matrone Aleydi filie quondam nobilis viri domini Henrici Burggravii Coloniensis, nunc uxori Wedekindi filii domini comitis de Wedegensteyne" and her husband by charter dated 21 Feb 1280 (O.S.)[1177].  "Methildis nobilis matrona domina de Holte, relicta quondam nobilis viri Gerardi Burgravii Coloniensis" sold property to "viro Alberto dicto Schalle civi Coloniensi, sororio nostro" to solve financial difficulties of "Mathildis nepotula, heres nostra, filia quondam…filii nostri nobilis viri Johannis Burgravii Coloniensis", with the consent of "domine Richarde comitisse Juliacensis avie dicte nepotule necnon…Katherine domine de Arberg, matris…eiusdem nepotule", by charter dated 28 Jun 1287[1178]m (before 13 Jan 1273) JOHANN von Arberg, son of GERHARD von Arberg & his wife Mathilde von Holte (-1281 after 21 Feb). 

6.         WALRAM (-[13 Jun/24 Dec] 1297).  "Richarda comitissa Juliacensis, Walleranus Aquensis, Otto Traiectensis ecclesiarum prepositi et Gerardus fratres, filii eiusdem comitisse" submitted to Sifrid Archsbishop of Köln, with the intercession of "Godefrido comite Seynensi", by charter dated 14 Oct 1279[1179].  He succeeded his father as Graf von Jülich.  "Gerardus natus quondam…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" bought property at Woring, with the consent of "domine Richarde matris nostre, domini Walrami comitis Juliacensis prepositi Aquensis fratris nostri et Methildis puelle sororis nostre", by charter dated 30 Apr 1287[1180].  "Adolphus…Romanorum rex" granted rights to "Walramo comite Juliacensi, consanguineo…suo" by charter dated 13 Jun 1297[1181]Betrothed (9 Mar 1290) to --- von Westerburg, daughter of HEINRICH Herr von Westerburg & his wife ---.  A charter dated 9 Mar 1290 confirms the betrothal of "Walramus comes Juliacensis" and "filia…quondam Henrici domini de Westerburg", stating that she was "consanguinea" of Sifrid Archbishop of Köln[1182].  No other document has been found which indicates whether the couple were ever married.  m (Papal dispensation 8 Jan 1296, before 16 Oct 1296) as her first husband, MARIE de Brabant, daughter of GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Aarschot, Seigneur de Vierzon & his wife Marie de Vierzon (-25 Feb 1332).  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Walerami comitis Juliacensi" and "Marie nate --- Godefridi de Brabantia domini castri de Arscot" despite 4o consanguinity dated 8 Jan 1296[1183].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", confirming that Marie would receive "la terre de Saint Trut…la terre d’Arscot, de Billar…la terre de Birbois…la terre de Berri, de Orlenois et de Torrraine, le chastel…de Virson"[1184]The date of her first marriage is indicated by the charter dated 16 Oct 1296 which records an alliance agreed between Sifrid Archbishop of Köln and "Godefridus de Brabantia dominus de Arscot et de Virson", through the intervention of "W. comite Juliacensi, genero nostro"[1185].  Vrouw van Aarschot, Dame de Vierzon.  A note in the Latijnsboek, the oldest register of the Leenhof van Brabant, reads “Maria comitissa Juliacen’ tenet Arscot, Vaelbeke, Rode, cu’ apend’ et illud quod D’us Godefridus de Brabant solebat tene a duce in feodum[1186].  "Gerardus comes et Elisabeth comitissa nec non Wilhelmus eorum primogenitus filius dominus de Broughe" confirmed concessions granted to Averboden by "domina Maria domina de Arschot et de Virsione comitissa Juliancensis nostræ prædicta Elisabeth soror", by charter dated 1320[1187].  She married secondly (23 Sep 1323) Robert de Beaumont Seigneur de Povance.  Marie’s second marriage is confirmed by an entry in an old zielmisboek from the Abbey van Averbode which records the death “IV Kal Oct” of “nobilis Dominus Robertus de Ballamonte, dominus de Poenci, maritus nobilis Dominæ de Arschot”, adding that his widow donated for his soul[1188].  Maria van Brabant, countess of Gulik, vrouw van Aarschot, announced  on 22 Mar 1331 that she as true and lawful landowner, in the presence of her leenmannen, Aert heer van Wesemaal and marshal of Brabant, her nephew Hendrik heer van Bierbeek, Karlus van Aarschot heer van Rivieren, Jan van Aaarschot heer van Schoonhoven, knights, Goort van Stade, Gossen van Meynaertshove, Aert’s son, that she by way of “halsmschytinghe”, surrendered the estate of Riller in the name of and for the benefit of Pauwel van Meynaertshoven, Willem’s oldest son, but that the authority to administer high justice that belonged to it continued to belong to her and her descendants[1189].  Walram & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH (-[6 May/14 Jul] 1343).  Provost of St Marien at Aachen 1318.  Provost at Maastricht 1329.  Provost of Köln St Kunibert 1342. 

b)         WILHELM (-Italy 31 Oct 1311).  Canon of St Marien at Aachen. 

7.         OTTO (-1283 or after).  “Elizabet priorissa in Paradiso” appointed “domine due comitisse de Arnesberg” a participant in Kloster Paradies recognising the good works of herself and “domino vestro Lodewico comiti patrique vestro defuncto domino Wilhelmo comiti Juliancensi fratribusque vestris defunctis domino Wilhelmo et Rolando fratrique vestro domino Ottoni” by charter dated 9 Mar 1278 (O.S.)[1190].  "Richarda comitissa Juliacensis, Walleranus Aquensis, Otto Traiectensis ecclesiarum prepositi et Gerardus fratres, filii eiusdem comitisse" submitted to Sifrid Archsbishop of Köln, with the intercession of "Godefrido comite Seynensi", by charter dated 14 Oct 1279[1191].  Priest at Liège. 

8.         ROLAND (-killed in battle Aachen 16 Mar 1278).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that “Wilhelmus comes Iuliacensis cum duobus filiis” were killed “urbem Aquensem” in 1277 “in vigilia beate Gertrudis[1192].  “Elizabet priorissa in Paradiso” appointed “domine due comitisse de Arnesberg” a participant in Kloster Paradies recognising the good works of herself and “domino vestro Lodewico comiti patrique vestro defuncto domino Wilhelmo comiti Juliancensi fratribusque vestris defunctis domino Wilhelmo et Rolando fratrique vestro domino Ottoni” by charter dated 9 Mar 1278 (O.S.)[1193]

9.         GERHARD [V] (-[29 Jul] 1328).  "Richarda comitissa Juliacensis, Walleranus Aquensis, Otto Traiectensis ecclesiarum prepositi et Gerardus fratres, filii eiusdem comitisse" submitted to Sifrid Archbishop of Köln, with the intercession of "Godefrido comite Seynensi", by charter dated 14 Oct 1279[1194].  He succeeded his brother as Graf von Jülich

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10.      PETRONILLA (-after 1299).  “Elizabet priorissa in Paradiso” appointed “domine due comitisse de Arnesberg” a participant in Kloster Paradies recognising the good works of herself and “domino vestro Lodewico comiti patrique vestro defuncto domino Wilhelmo comiti Juliancensi fratribusque vestris defunctis domino Wilhelmo et Rolando fratrique vestro domino Ottoni” by charter dated 9 Mar 1278 (O.S.)[1195].  “Godefridus comes senior in Arnesberg” donated property to Kloster Wedinghausen, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum Lodewici...et Johannis...et cometisse Petronille conjugis filii nostri Lodewici”, by charter dated 1279[1196].  “Ludewicus comes Arnesbergensis” confirmed donations to Kloster Oelinghausen made by “Hermannus miles Advocatus dictus de Holthusen...”, with the consent of “Godefridi domini comitis Arnesbergensis patris nostri, Johannis...fratris nostri Traiectensis ecclesie canonici et Peronette domine comitisse Arnesbergensis uxoris nostre, Frederici filii nostri”, by charter dated 1 Dec 1279[1197].  “Ludewicus comes de Arnesbergh et Perronetta cometissa” granted “patronatum ecclesie Hemerde” to “consanguineo nostro Everhardo domino comiti de Marca, Ermegardi cometisse”, with the consent of “Wilhelmi, Godefridi, Walrami filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1290[1198].  “Ludewicus comes de Arnesbergh” donated property to Kloster Scheda, with the consent of “dominæ Perenettæ uxoris nostræ, Frederici, Wilhelmi, Godefridi, Walrami et Johannis heredum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1293[1199].  “Lodewicus comes, Perenetta comitissa in Arnesberg” donated property to Kloster Bredelar by charter dated 1299[1200]m (before 1276) LUDWIG Graf von Arnsberg, son of GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Arnsberg & his second wife Adelheid von Blieskastel (-[29 Oct 1312/9 Jun 1313]). 

11.      BLANCHEFLOR (-after 23 Apr 1330)m (before 1277) HEINRICH Graf von Sponheim, son of JOHANN [I] von Sponheim Herr zu Sayn und Starkenburg & his wife --- (-1 Aug 1289). 

12.      MECHTILD (-after 30 Apr 1287).  "Gerardus natus quondam…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" bought property at Woring, with the consent of "domine Richarde matris nostre, domini Walrami comitis Juliacensis prepositi Aquensis fratris nostri et Methildis puelle sororis nostre", by charter dated 30 Apr 1287[1201]

 

 

GERHARD [V] von Jülich, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-[29 Jul] 1328).  "Richarda comitissa Juliacensis, Walleranus Aquensis, Otto Traiectensis ecclesiarum prepositi et Gerardus fratres, filii eiusdem comitisse" submitted to Sifrid Archsbishop of Köln, with the intercession of "Godefrido comite Seynensi", by charter dated 14 Oct 1279[1202].  "Gerardus natus quondam…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" bought property at Woring, with the consent of "domine Richarde matris nostre, domini Walrami comitis Juliacensis prepositi Aquensis fratris nostri et Methildis puelle sororis nostre", by charter dated 30 Apr 1287[1203].  He succeeded as Graf von Jülich.  "Gerardus comes Iuliacensis" entered an alliance with "Reynaldum comitem Gelriæ…Francorum rege et…duce Brabantiæ", and named "Godefridum de Brabantia dominum de Verzun et Arschot socerum nostrum", by charter dated 13 Dec 1299[1204].  "Gerardus comes Juliacensis" issued a charter dated 2 Feb 1297[1205].  "Gerardus comes Juliacensis…et coniux…nostra Elysabeth" confirmed the donation of "aream nostram jacentem in Colonia in parrochia s. Columbe…Berlinc", made by "felicis recordationis domina Rikardis mater nostra, dominus Walramus frater noster quondam comes Juliacensis", to the order of St Clara by charter dated 26 Aug 1304[1206].  "Gerardus comes Juliacensis, Guillelmus eius primogenitus filius et Henricus de Machem prepositus Aquensis" confirmed arrangements between "nostrum consanguineum et dominum comitem Ghelrie" and "nostri consanguinei domini Guillielmi Hanonye et Hollandie comitis" by charter dated 3 Jul 1307[1207].  "Gerardus comes et Elisabeth comitissa nec non Wilhelmus eorum primogenitus filius dominus de Broughe" confirmed concessions granted to Averboden by "domina Maria domina de Arschot et de Virsione comitissa Juliancensis nostræ prædicta Elisabeth soror", by charter dated 1320[1208]

[m firstly --- von Kessel, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Kessel & his wife ---.  This supposed first marriage of Graf Gerhard was proposed by Walther Möller, on the assumption that Gerhard’s son Wilhelm must have inherited Grevenbroich, a former Kessel possession, from the Kessel family[1209].  The theory was later adequately disproved by Manfred Groten who demonstrated that Gerhard V Graf von Jülich occupied Grevenbroich after the death in 1304 of Walram Graf von Kessel, claiming that it was a fief of Jülich, and that the archbishopric of Köln (under whom Kessel held the fief) failed to challenge the occupation due to a vacancy in the archiepiscopal see in 1305[1210].] 

m (before 13 Dec 1299) ELISABETH de Brabant, daughter of GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Aarschot, Seigneur de Vierzon & his wife Marie de Vierzon (-[1349/55]).  The date of her marriage is indicated by the charter dated 13 Dec 1299 under which "Gerardus comes Iuliacensis" entered an alliance with "Reynaldum comitem Gelriæ…Francorum rege et…duce Brabantiæ", and named "Godefridum de Brabantia dominum de Verzun et Arschot socerum nostrum"[1211].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson"[1212].  Heiress of Sichem 1203.  "Gerardus comes et Elisabeth comitissa nec non Wilhelmus eorum primogenitus filius dominus de Broughe" confirmed concessions granted to Averboden by "domina Maria domina de Arschot et de Virsione comitissa Juliancensis nostræ prædicta Elisabeth soror", by charter dated 1320[1213].  She inherited Vierzon and Livry on the death of her sister Marie.  Philippe VI King of France confirmed the inheritance by "Isabel contesse de Juliers, suer aisnee et hoir seule…de Marie iadis sa suer dame de Virzon, de Luri" of "la baronie et chastelerie de Virzon, de Luri", instead of "Aelis dame de Harecourt et Loys de Touart" by charter dated 31 Jan 1331[1214]

Gerhard [V] & his wife had [nine] children: 

1.         WILHELM [V] (-26 Feb 1362).  "…Wilhelmo primogenito comitis Juliacensis…" witnessed the charter dated 13 May 1275 under which "Theodericus dictus Luf, frater comitis Clivensis" granted Hesshausenwardt island to "nostro filio Theoderico et eius legitimis heredibus"[1215].  That Wilhelm was the son of Elisabeth de Brabant is confirmed by the charter dated 6 Dec 1361 under which Jean II King of France stated that "les chasteaux de Vierzon et Lury…appartiennent a nostre…cousin […Wilhelm II Duke of Jülich] comme son propre héritage", the castles in question having been inherited from Elisabeth de Brabant[1216].  "Gerardus comes Juliacensis, Guillelmus eius primogenitus filius et Henricus de Machem prepositus Aquensis" confirmed arrangements between "nostrum consanguineum et dominum comitem Ghelrie" and "nostri consanguinei domini Guillielmi Hanonye et Hollandie comitis" by charter dated 3 Jul 1307[1217]Markgraf von Jülich 1336.  Duke of Jülich 1356.  m (Köln 26 Feb 1324) [as her first husband,] JEANNE de Hainaut, daughter of GUILLAUME Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM III Count of Holland & his wife Jeanne de Valois-Capet ([1311/13]-1374).  "Guillaumes cuens de Haynau, de Hollande, de Zeelande, et sires de Frize" and "Gherars cuens de Julers" agreed the marriage of "Jehane fille a…conte Guillaume" and "Guillaume fil a…conte Gherart" by charter dated 24 Jun 1317, witnessed by "…nos…cousins Renaut conte de Ghelre et Renaut son filz…"[1218].  The Willelmi Capellani in Brederode Chronicon ("Procurator") records the betrothal of "Willelmus comes Hollandie binas filias", adding that "secunda" (unnamed) was betrothed to "juveni…Juliacensis…comitis filio", dated to 1323 from the context[1219].  The same source records the marriages of the same two daughters taking place at Köln 26 Feb 1324[1220].  The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that "dominus Ludewicus et rex Anglie et marchio Iuliacensis" had married "tres…sorores…fillies comitis Hannonie sive Hollandie"[1221].  Froissart names "Jehane et…Issabiel" as the sisters of "Phelippe…roine d’Engleterre", adding in a later passage that "Jehanne…estoit contesse de Jullers"[1222].  [She married secondly Baudouin [III] de Thiennes.  The primary source which confirms her supposed second marriage has not yet been identified.   The marriage is recorded by Gailliard who notes that "Baudouin de Luxembourg dit de Thiennes, seigneur de ce lieu, de Heuchin, la Planque, sénéchal héréditaire de Flandre" married "Jeanne de Hainaut veuve sans enfants de Gérard de Juliers et fille de Guillaume-le-Bon comte de Hainaut et de Jeanne de Valois", implying that she was the mother of the son who is named in the same source (which would be incredible considering the date her first husband died)[1223].  No primary source is cited, but given the number of errors in this short extract, it is suggested that Jeanne’s supposed second marriage should be viewed with caution until a more reliable source emerges.]  Wilhelm [V] & his wife had six children: 

a)         GERHARD [VI] ([1323/27]-18 May 1360).  Emperor Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria granted "comitatu in Rauensbergh" to "Gerardus de Juliaco…Wilhelmi marchionis Juliacensis…affinis nostri…primogenitus" by charter dated 10 Aug 1346[1224].  Graf von Berg und Ravensberg. 

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b)         WILHELM (1333-13 Dec 1393).  Emperor Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria agreed with "Wilhelmo comiti Juliacensi affini suo" that "Wilhelmo secundo genito tuo, necnon Margarete conthorali sue" should succeed "Adolfus comes Montensis" if he died childless, by charter dated 16 Aug 1336[1225]Duke of Jülich.  Duke of Gelre 1372. 

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c)         REINOLD

d)         RICHARDIS (-[23 Feb 1374/5 Apr 1381])m (Papal dispensation 9 Dec 1348, before 11 Oct 1354) as his first wife, ENGELBERT [III] Graf von der Mark, son of ADOLF [II] Graf von der Mark & his wife Margareta von Kleve ([28 Feb] 1333-Wetter 22 Dec 1391).  

e)         JOHANNA (-before 21 Feb 1367).  Pope Clement VI granted dispensation for the marriage between “Wilhelmum comitem Wedensem” and “Iohannam natam Willelmi marchionis Iuliacensis Trever. et Colon. dioc.”, who were married despite knowing the 4° consanguinity between them, dated 21 Nov 1351[1226]m (before 21 Nov 1351, Papal dispensation 21 Nov 1351, contract 27 Jun 1354) WILHELM Graf von Isenburg-Wied, son of --- (-17 Jul 1383). 

f)          ELISABETH (-6 Jun 1411, bur Church of the Grey Friars, Winchester, Hampshire).  Pope Clement VI granted dispensation for the marriage between “Iohanne comite Cantie” and “Elizabet nata Wilhelmi comitis Iuliacensis”, as part of the peace settlement between "Willelmum comitem Iuliacensem" and “Raynaldum ducem Gelrie consanguineum Iohannis comitis Cantie”, dated 3 Apr 1348[1227].  She took a vow of chastity at Waverley Abbey after the death of her first husband, but broke it to marry her second husband.  The will of "Elizabeth Juliers Countess of Kent", dated 20 Apr 1411, proved 29 Jun 1411, chose burial “in the church of the Friars Minors in the city of Winchester in the tomb of John late Earl of Kent late my husband”, bequeathed property to “my...sister Alice Countess of Kent...Joan Countess of Kent[1228]m firstly (Papal dispensation 3 Apr 1348) JOHN Earl of Kent, son of EDMUND "of Woodstock" Earl of Kent & his wife Margaret Wake, later Baroness Wake (posthumously Arundel Castle, Sussex 7 Apr 1330-26/27 Dec 1352, bur Church of the Grey Friars, Winchester, Hampshire).  m secondly (Wingham, Kent 29 Sep 1360) EUSTACHE d’Aubréchicourt, son of NICOLAS Seigneur de Bugnicourt et d’Aubréchicourt[1229] & his wife --- (-Evreux soon after 1 Dec 1372). 

g)         PHILIPPA (-24 Aug 1390).  "Wilhelm…hertzoge van Guilge, greue zu Valkenburch ind here zu Monyoie, Gierhart elste sun zu Gulge, greue van den Berghe ind van Rauesberge, ind Diederich greue van Loen ind van Chiney, herre zu Heynsberg ind zu Blankenberch" agreed the marriage of "Philippen doychter uns hertzogen ind suster unss greuen van den Berge" and "Goedarde van Heynsberg herren zu Dalenbroych, broyder sun unss greue van Loen" by charter dated 7 Feb 1357[1230].  "Godevaert van Loen here zu Heynsberch" acknowledged "Eduwaert hertog van Gelre" as his suzerain for "onse borch van Heynsberch…die borch tot Geylenkerken…Dalenbroich", naming "[onse] vrouw Philippe van Guylche vrouw van Heynsberg", by charter dated 14 Feb 1367[1231].  Heiress of ½ Jülich.  m (contract 7 Feb 1357, 1 Nov 1357) GOTTFRIED [II] von Heinsberg, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Heinsberg, Heer van Dalenbroich & his wife Catharina van Voorne (-1395). 

2.         LUDWIG (-after 1311). 

3.         MARIA (-after 11 Nov 1363).  A charter dated 1 Sep 1306 records an alliance between Heinrich Archbishop of Köln and "Gerharde…greue van Guleghe" concerning Schloß Ringsheim, confirmed by the betrothal of "eyne des vursprochgene greuen dochter van Guleghe" and "herin Ruprechtes des jungen van Virnenburg sun, die is encklin…Roprechts des greuen van Virnenburg"[1232].  The marriage contract between "Ruprecht greue van Virnembourgh unde Heinrich sin elste sun" and "Wilhelm und heren Godeuarde sinen soenen…vrouwen Marien van Guilge" is dated 7 Feb 1327[1233].  "Theodericus comes Cleuensis" relinquished further claim from "Walramus archiepiscopus Coloniensis" relating to the dowry on his marriage to "dominam Mariam sororem suam" by charter dated 6 Dec 1340[1234].  Pope Benedict XII granted dispensation for the marriage between "nobili viro Theoderico de greve van Cleve milite" and “Maria nata quondam Gerardi dez greven van Culk” despite knowing that “prima Theoderici uxor...Marie” was related to her in 3° consanguinity, dated 13 Apr 1341[1235].  Pope Clement VI granted another dispensation for the marriage between "nobilis viri Theoderici comitis Clevensis" and “nobilis mulieris Marie nate quondam Gerardi comitis Iuliacensis” notwithstanding their ignorance of their 3° consanguinity, dated 31 May 1342[1236].  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[1237].  "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[1238]m firstly (contract 7 Feb 1327) HEINRICH [II] von Virneburg, son of RUPRECHT [III] Graf von Virneburg & his wife Agnes von Westerburg (-1335, after 17 Feb).  m secondly (before 6 Dec 1340, Papal dispensations 13 Apr 1341 and 31 May 1342) as his second wife, DIETRICH [VII] Graf von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [VI] Graf von Kleve & his second wife Margareta von Habsburg (1291-7 Jul 1347).  m thirdly (Papal dispensation 28 Mar 1350) KONRAD von Saffenberg, son of ---. 

4.         GOTTFRIED (-3 May 1335, bur Münstercifel Stiftskirche).  Herr von Bergheim.  "Goidart van Guylge herre zu Bergheym" granted property to "Costantine van Lisenkirgen burgere zu Coillen" by charter dated 18 Dec 1328, which names "unse…broidere heren Wilhelme den greuen van Guylge"[1239]m (before Sep 1330, Papal dispensation 28 Sep 1330) as her first husband, ELISABETH von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH LUF von Kleve Graf von Hülchrath & his first wife Yolande de Looz (-1347).  Pope John XXII granted dispensation for the marriage between "nobilis viri Godefridi de Juliaco domini de Berchem" and “nobilis mulieris Elizabet nate...nobilis viri Theoderici dicti Luyf de Cleve Colon. dioc.” despite not knowing of their 4° consanguinity, dated 28 Sep 1330[1240].  She married secondly (1336) as his second wife, Willem [VI] van Horn.  The testament of "Willem heer van Hoern, van Altena ende Gaesbeek" is dated Oct 1342 and names "onsen…oudsten soene Geeraert van Hoern riddere…vrou Else van Cleve onser…vrouwen…onse…nichte Beatrix van Lovene"[1241].  Gottfried & his wife had two children: 

a)         son (before 2 Aug 1332-young). 

b)         YOLANDE von Bergheim (-31 Oct 1387).  "Emiche greue zu Lyningen und…Jolenta von Bergheim greuinne zu Lyningen, desseluen greuen Emichen…wyfe" sold "die burg…Oede…die vaidie van Kempen…" to "Wilhelme deme marchgreuen van Guilge…oheimen unser Jolenten vorgenant" by charter dated 3 Nov 1348[1242].  "Wilhelmus…marchio Juliacensis" sold "castrum de Oyde, advocatiam Kempensem…", bought from "Emichone comite et Yolenta de Bercheim consanguinea nostra comitissa de Lyningen, coniugibus", to Walram Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 5 Jan 1349[1243]m (before 3 Nov 1348) FRIEDRICH Graf von Leiningen, son of --- (-1397). 

5.         WALRAM ([1303/04]-Paris 14 Jul 1349, bur Köln Cathedral)Archbishop of Köln 1332.  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the death in 1349 of “archiepiscopus Coloniensis dominus Walramus de Iuliaco” in Paris and his burial “in maiori ecclesia[1244]

6.         JOHANN (-after 1327).  Canon at Liège St Jean. 

7.         ELISABETH .  Pope John XXII granted dispensation for the marriage between "Iohanni comiti Seynensi" and “nobilis mulieri Elisabeth nate quondam Gherardi comitis Iuliacensis Colon. dioc.” who was betrothed aged 10, and married after reaching marriageable age, despite not knowing of “impedimentum”, dated 29 Sep 1330[1245].  Pope John XXII granted another dispensation for the marriage between the same parties which specified their 4° consanguinity, dated 30 Oct 1330[1246].  "Willem…marchgreue zu Gulge und Johanna marchgreuynne unse…vrauwe" purchased rights to "der burg zu Brunsberg…und…dat dorp Brule uf dem Ryne" from "unsen zwager den greue Johanne van Seyne und Elyzabet greuynne sin…vrauwe, unse…suster" by charter dated 21 Aug 1337[1247]m firstly (before Sep 1330, Papal dispensation 29 Sep and 30 Oct 1330) JOHANN [II] Graf zu Sayn, son of --- (-after 25 Dec 1360).  m secondly (before 15 May 1364) GOTTFRIED von Hatzfeld, son of --- (-1371). 

8.         RICHARDIS (7 Mar 1314-7 Mar 1360, bur Seligenthal)The primary source which confirms her date of birth has not yet been identified.   The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "Non Mar 1360" of "nobilis domina Richardis ducissa Bawarie comitissa palatina Reni"[1248]m (1330) OTTO IV Duke of Lower Bavaria, son of STEFAN I "der Ältere" joint Duke of Lower Bavaria & his wife Jutta von Schweidnitz [Piast] (3 Jan 1307-Munich 14 Dec 1334, bur Seligenthal).  

9.         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage appear confirmed by the charter dated 25 Mar 1357 under which "Wilhelm…hertzoge van Gulge, greue van Valkenborch und heirre van Monyoye" confirmed that "unse…swager…Reynart here van Schonuorst" had transferred to him "sloss Valkenborch" in return for "Valkenborch ind Monyoe"[1249].  However, under a charter dated 16 Aug 1358 "Geirhart elste sun zoe Julghe, greue und Margareta greuinne van deym Berghe ind van Rauensberghe" wrote to "Reynart heirre van Schonenuorst, unse…swagher"[1250].  It is therefore uncertain of whom Reinhard was "swager" (assumed to be brother-in-law in this context; the word is also applied in other documents to mean father-in-law which appears impossible in the present case).  m REINHARD Herr von Schönforst, son of --- (-after 25 Mar 1357).] 

Gerhard [V] had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

10.      HEINRICH von Jülich .  Pope John XXII granted dispensation to "Henrico de Juliaco nato quondam Gerardi comitis Iuliacensis clerico Coloniensis diocesis" to hold office despite “defectu natalium”, dated 24 Jan 1329[1251]

 

 

GERHARD [VI] von Jülich, son of WILHELM I Duke of Jülich & his wife Jeanne de Hainaut ([1323/27]-18 May 1360).  Emperor Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria granted "comitatu in Rauensbergh" to "Gerardus de Juliaco…Wilhelmi marchionis Juliacensis…affinis nostri…primogenitus" by charter dated 10 Aug 1346[1252]Graf von Jülich.  Graf von Berg und Ravensberg. 

Betrothed (1 Mar 1333, renewed 4 Jul 1342) to MARGARETA van Gelre, daughter of REINALD II Graaf van Gelre & his first wife Sophia Berthout vrouwe van Mechelen ([1320]-4 Oct 1344).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Mergreta" as the oldest of the four daughters of "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" and his wife "Soffie dye docter van den heerre van Mechghelen", adding that she married the only son "des graven van Cleve" but died childless[1253].  "Luduicus comes Flandrensis, Nivernensis, Registensis et dominus Mechliniensis" agreed with "Reynaldus Gelrensis ac Wilhelmus Iuliacenses comites" that "Margaretam natam dicti comitis Gelrensis, dominam Elizabetham comitissam Iuliacensem dicti comitis Iuliacensis genitricem" should inherit Mechelen in settlement of a local war, by charter dated 1333[1254].  A charter dated 1 Mar 1333 between "Reynaut greue van Gelren ende van Zutphen" and "Willem greue van Ghulich […onser muder, vrouwe Lijzabeth…die vrouwe Janne onsen eeliken wuijue]" records the betrothal of "Reynaut greue van Gelren…dochter…Margreten…die wi hebben van onsen eirsten wiiue" and "Gerarde…ende eirsten soen des greuen van Ghulich", Margareta to receive "die heerscap van Mechlen", the marriage to take place "te midden zomer coemt ouer acht jaer" (in 1341)[1255].  A charter dated 15 Dec 1333 records the betrothal betweeen "Renaud comte de Gueldres et de Zutphen…Margarete sa fille…eagée de treise ans" and "Guillaume comte de Iuliers [son fils] Gerard de Iuliers", and agreeing that Margareta should receive "l’Advouerie de Malines" and that Gerhard "les villes de Hevere, Mussines, Hombeke, Leest, Hessene, Nuwelande, Neekerpoel", with the agreement of "Luis comte de Flandres, de Nevers et de Rethel"[1256].  The marriage contract between "den hertoge van Gelren…Margareten des hertogen audste dochter" and "den mercgreve van Gulic…Gerart, des mercgreuen audste soen" was renewed dated 4 Jul 1342[1257].  This betrothal was terminated, presumably after the death of the proposed bride’s father in Oct 1343. 

m ([1344]) MARGARETA von Ravensberg, daughter of OTTO [IV] Graf von Ravensberg & his wife Margareta von Berg (-13 Feb 1389).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1 Oct 1346 under which "Gerhard ältester Sohn des Markgrafen Wilhelm von Jülich, uund seine Frau Margareta, Tochter und Erbin des Grafen Otto von Ravensberg" made certain promises[1258].  After the death in 1336 of her older sister, Margareta was the next heir by primogeniture to the county of Berg after her maternal uncle Adolf [VI] Graf von Berg.  She was also heir to the county of Ravensberg after her paternal uncle Bernhard Graf von Ravensberg.  "Margareta greuinne ind Wilhelm van Guylghe yr sun, greue van deme Berge ind van Rauensberch" granted concessions to Düsseldorf Stiftskirche by charter dated 6 Jul 1368[1259].  "Wilhelm van Guilge greue van dem Berge ind van Rauensberg, ind…Anna van Beyeren, greuinne derseluer lande ind des vurgenanten greuen Wilhelms…huys frauwen, ind…Margareta des vurgenanten greuen Wilhelms moder, ind…Margareta des vurg. greuen Wilhelms suster, ouch greuinne der vurgenanten lande" obtained a loan from the town of Kaiserswerth, in return for granting customs and other rights from "Roprechte dem jongen, Palantzgreue by Ryne ind hertzogen in Beyeren, onsem…sweher", by charter dated 15 Dec 1368[1260]

Gerhard [VI] & his wife had three children: 

1.         WILHELM (-25 Jun 1408, bur Kloster Altenberg).  Graf von Berg und Ravensberg.  "Margareta greuinne ind Wilhelm van Guylghe yr sun, greue van deme Berge ind van Rauensberch" granted concessions to Düsseldorf Stiftskirche by charter dated 6 Jul 1368[1261].  "Wilhelm van Guilge greue van dem Berge ind van Rauensberg, ind…Anna van Beyeren, greuinne derseluer lande ind des vurgenanten greuen Wilhelms…huys frauwen, ind…Margareta des vurgenanten greuen Wilhelms moder, ind…Margareta des vurg. greuen Wilhelms suster, ouch greuinne der vurgenanten lande" obtained a loan from the town of Kaiserswerth, in return for granting customs and other rights from "Roprechte dem jongen, Palantzgreue by Ryne ind hertzogen in Beyeren, onsem…sweher", by charter dated 15 Dec 1368[1262].  Duke of Berg.  "Wilhelm van Guilge…hertzouge van dem Berge ind greue zo Rauensberg ind…Geirhart, Adolff ind Wilhelm gebroedere van dem Berge ind grauen zu Rauensberg" agreed to divide their territories, whereby the sons were granted "sloss Hoekeshoeuen…onsse stat Wipperfurde mit der vesten van Steynbech ind onsse stat Lenepe mit der vesten van Birnfelt", by charter dated 24 Oct 1397[1263].  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "VII Kal Jul 1408" of "Wilhelmi de Juliaco ducis de Monte"[1264]m (contract St Goar 24 May 1363) ANNA Pfalzgräfin bei Rhein, daughter of RUPRECHT II Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Elector Palatine & his wife Beatrice of Sicily [Aragon] (1346-30 Nov 1415).  "Ruprecht…pallentzgreff bi Rine, des heiligen Romschen richs obrister truchsezze und hertzog in Beihern, und…Ruprecht der jungere von derselben…pallentzgreff bi Rine und hertzog in Beihern" agreed with "Wilhelm von Gulch grefe von dem Berge und von Rauensberg" the marriage of the latter and "Annen unsers hertzogen Ruprechts des jungern…tochter" by charter dated 24 May 1363[1265].  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "III Kal Dec 1415" of "domine Anne de Bavaria ducisse Montensis” and in memory of “Wilhelmi ducis eius conthoralis[1266].  Wilhelm & his wife had six children: 

a)         MARGARETA ([1364]-Hardegsen 18 Jun 1442, bur Hardegsen St Mauritius).  "Otto…hertoge to Brunswik" granted Morgengabe to "Margareten von deme Berge unse…husvrouwen" by charter dated 24 Jun 1379[1267]m (before 24 Jun 1379) as his second wife, OTTO Herzog von Braunschweig-Göttingen, son of ERNST I Herzog von Braunschweig in Braunschweig und Göttingen & his wife Elisabeth von Hessen ([1340]-Hardegsen 13 Dec 1394, bur Wiebrechtshausen). 

b)         RUPRECHT (-Burg Padberg 29 Jun 1394, bur Paderborn Cathedral).  Bishop of Passau and Paderborn. 

c)         GERHARD (-22 Oct 1435).  "Wilhelm van Guilge…hertzouge van dem Berge ind greue zo Rauensberg ind…Geirhart, Adolff ind Wilhelm gebroedere van dem Berge ind grauen zu Rauensberg" agreed to divide their territories, whereby the sons were granted "sloss Hoekeshoeuen…onsse stat Wipperfurde mit der vesten van Steynbech ind onsse stat Lenepe mit der vesten van Birnfelt", by charter dated 24 Oct 1397[1268].  Priest at Köln. 

d)         ADOLF (-Köln 14 Jul 1437, bur Köln St Martin).  "Wilhelm van Guilge…hertzouge van dem Berge ind greue zo Rauensberg ind…Geirhart, Adolff ind Wilhelm gebroedere van dem Berge ind grauen zu Rauensberg" agreed to divide their territories, whereby the sons were granted "sloss Hoekeshoeuen…onsse stat Wipperfurde mit der vesten van Steynbech ind onsse stat Lenepe mit der vesten van Birnfelt", by charter dated 24 Oct 1397[1269].  Duke of Berg 1408.  Duke of Jülich 1423.  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "II Id Jul 1437" of "Adolphi Juliacensis et Montensis ducis"[1270]Betrothed (contract 28 Oct 1397) to KATHARINA von Braunschweig, daughter of HEINRICH II Herzog von Braunschweig in Lüneburg & his first wife Sophie von Pommern (-Grimma 28 Dec 1442, bur Meissen Cathedral).  "Hinric hertoge to Brunswic und to Luneborgh" intended to betrothe "Katherinen unse…dochter…wen se erst zwelff jar olt is" to "Adoulff van dem Berge greuen to Ravensberge" by charter dated 28 Oct 1397[1271]m firstly (Château de Dun 1400) YOLANDE de Bar, daughter of ROBERT I Duke of Bar & his wife Marie de France [Valois-Capet] (-10 Jan 1421).  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "III Id Jan 1420" of "domine Jolandis de Bare ducisse Montensis conthoralis domini Adolphi ducis de Monte…"[1272]m secondly (Mainz 14 Feb 1430) as her first husband, ELISABETH von Bayern, daughter of ERNST Duke of Bavaria in Munich & his wife Elisabetta Visconti of Milan (-Heidelberg 5 Mar 1468, bur Kloster Höningen).  Ulrich Füetrer’s Bayerische Chronik names “Margreta...die ander...Elysabeth” as the two daughters of “Hertzog Ernst des ietz jüngst gemelten hertzog Johannsen sun” and his wife “Elysabeth von Mayland”, adding that Elisabeth married “dem hertzogen vom Perg[1273].  She married secondly (Worms 4 Oct 1440) Hesso Landgraf von Leiningen.  Adolf & his first wife had one child: 

i)          RUPRECHT (-12 Aug 1431).  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "III Non Aug 1431" of "Roperti ducis iunioris Juliacensis et Montensis"[1274]m (Köln 24 Feb 1426, Papal dispensation 8 Nov 1426) as her second husband, MARIE d’Harcourt, widow of REINOLD IV Duke of Gelre, Jülich and Zütphen, daughter of JEAN [VI] Comte d’Harcourt & his wife Catherine de Bourbon (-after 1427, bur Nideggen). 

e)         WILHELM (1382-Bielefeld 22 Aug 1428, bur Bielefeld Marienkirche).  "Wilhelm van Guilge…hertzouge van dem Berge ind greue zo Rauensberg ind…Geirhart, Adolff ind Wilhelm gebroedere van dem Berge ind grauen zu Rauensberg" agreed to divide their territories, whereby the sons were granted "sloss Hoekeshoeuen…onsse stat Wipperfurde mit der vesten van Steynbech ind onsse stat Lenepe mit der vesten van Birnfelt", by charter dated 24 Oct 1397[1275].  Abbot of Corvey 1400.  Bishop of Paderborn 1400, resigned.  Graf von Ravensberg 1416. 

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f)          BEATRIX (-Heidelberg 16 May 1395, bur Neustadt St Aegidius).  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record the marriage of "filiam comitis de Guliche" and Duke Ruprecht[1276].  "Ruprecht der Elter…pfaltzgreve by Rine, des heiligen Romschen richs obirster trochsess und hertzog in Beyren" agreed to marry "Wilhelm von Gulche hertzogen zum Berge und greuen zu Rauensperg unsrem…swager…Beatrix sine…dochter" by charter dated 23 May 1385[1277].  The necrology of Neustadt records the death 16 May 1395 of "Beatrix filia ducis de Monte, uxor Ruperti senioris, fundatoris huius ecclesiæ"[1278]m (contract 23 May 1385, before 14 Nov 1385) as his second wife, RUPRECHT I Elector Palatine, son of RUDOLF I joint Duke of Upper Bavaria and joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his wife Mechtild von Nassau (Wolfratshausen 9 Jun 1309-Neustadt 16 Feb 1390, bur Neustadt St Aegidius). 

2.         ELISABETH (-after 4 Oct 1388).  The betrothal of "Otto greue zu Waldecke…Heinrich onse Sun" and "der eldesten dochter des…Gerharden eldeste Sune des marckgreuen van Juleche, greuen von dem Berghe und von Rauensberg…und Margareten siner elichen vrowen", the marriage to take place when the bride was twelve years old, is dated 25 Jul 1353[1279].  "Heinrich greue zu Waldecgen und Elizabet von dem Berge…" acknowledged payment of part of a debt by "onsse…swager und broeder…Wilhelm van Guilge hertzoge van dem Berge greue van Rauensberg und here zu Blanckenberg" by charter dated 16 Sep 1381[1280].  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "V Kal Nov" of "domine Elizabet de Monte comitisse de Waldeggen sororis domini Wilhelmi ducis Montensis[1281]m (Betrothed 25 Jul 1353, before 16 Dec 1363) HEINRICH III Graf von Waldeck, son of OTTO [II] Graf von Waldeck & his first wife Mathilde von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (-Schloß Waldeck 16 Feb 1397). 

3.         MARGARETA (-Monreberg 10 Aug 1425, bur Kleve).  "Wilhelm van Guilge greue van dem Berge ind van Rauensberg, ind…Anna van Beyeren, greuinne derseluer lande ind des vurgenanten greuen Wilhelms…huys frauwen, ind…Margareta des vurgenanten greuen Wilhelms moder, ind…Margareta des vurg. greuen Wilhelms suster, ouch greuinne der vurgenanten lande" obtained a loan from the town of Kaiserswerth, in return for granting customs and other rights from "Roprechte dem jongen, Palantzgreue by Ryne ind hertzogen in Beyeren, onsem…sweher", by charter dated 15 Dec 1368[1282].  The basis for Margareta being described in this document as "greuinne" of Berg and Ravensberg is not known.  The marriage contract of "Adolph greue van Cleue" and "onse…swager…Willem van Gulich greue van den Berghe end van Rauensbergh, Margareten syn zuster" is dated 23 Sep 1369[1283]m (contract 23 Sep 1369) ADOLF [I] Graf von Kleve, son of ADOLF [III] Graf von der Mark & his wife Margareta von Kleve (1334-Kleve 7 Sep 1394, bur Kleve). 

 

 

WILHELM von Jülich, son of WILHELM VII Duke of Jülich and Berg & his wife Anna Pfalzgräfin bei Rhein (1382-Bielefeld 22 Aug 1428, bur Bielefeld Marienkirche).  "Wilhelm van Guilge…hertzouge van dem Berge ind greue zo Rauensberg ind…Geirhart, Adolff ind Wilhelm gebroedere van dem Berge ind grauen zu Rauensberg" agreed to divide their territories, whereby the sons were granted "sloss Hoekeshoeuen…onsse stat Wipperfurde mit der vesten van Steynbech ind onsse stat Lenepe mit der vesten van Birnfelt", by charter dated 24 Oct 1397[1284].  Abbot of Corvey 1400.  Bishop of Paderborn 1400, resigned.  Graf von Ravensberg 1416. 

m ([1416]) ADELHEID von Tecklenburg, daughter of NIKOLAUS [II] Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife --- (-12 Mar 1419). 

Wilhelm & his wife had one child: 

1.         GERHARD (-18 Aug 1475).  Canon at Köln 1430, resigned.  He succeeded his father as GERHARD VII Duke of Jülich and Berg.  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "XV Kal Sep 1475" of "domini Gerardi Juliacensis et Montensis ducis"[1285]m (1444) SOPHIE von Sachsen-Lauenburg, daughter of BERNHARD Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his wife --- (-9 Sep 1473).  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "VI Id Sep 1473" of "domine Sophie de Sassen ducisse Juliacensis et Montensis" and in memorial of “domini Gerardi ducis eius conthoralis[1286].  Gerhard & his wife had four children: 

a)         WILHELM (9 Jan 1455-6 Sep 1511).  He succeeded his father as WILHELM VIII Duke of Jülich and Bergm firstly (Saarbrücken 19 Oct 1472) ELISABETH von Nassau-Saarbrücken, daughter of JOHANN [II] Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken & his wife --- (19 Oct 1459-9 Mar 1479).  The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "V Id Mar 1479" of "domina Elizabeth de Nassauwe ducissa et conthoralis...domini nostri Wilhelmi ducis Juliancensis et Montensis"[1287]m secondly (8 Jul 1481) SIBYLLE von Brandenburg, daughter of ALBRECHT ACHILLES Elector of Brandenburg & his second wife Anna von Sachsen (Ansbach 31 May 1467-Kaster 9 Jul 1524, bur Altenberger Cathedral).  Wilhelm VIII & his second wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE (3 Aug 1491-Büderich 29 Aug 1543)m (1 Oct 1510) JOHANN von Kleve, son of JOHANN II Duke of Kleve & his wife Mathilde von Hessen (Kleve 10 Nov 1490-6 Feb 1539, bur Kleve).  Duke of Jülich and Berg 1511.  Duke of Kleve 1521.  Herzog von Jülich-Kleve-Berg 1524. 

b)         ADOLF (1458-1470). 

c)         GERHARD (-young). 

d)         ANNA m JOHANN Graf von Mörs und Saarwerden, son of --- (-1507). 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von HEINSBERG, HEREN van VALKENBERG

 

 

Heinsberg lies on the left bank of the river Roer, south of Wassenberg and west of Erkelenz[1288]

 

 

GOSWIN [I], son of DIETRICH Flamens & his wife --- (-after 1104).  The Chronicon S. Huberti Andaginensis records that, after the death of their father, "Gerardus et Gozwinus filii eius [=Theodericum]" donated “sex mansos allodii apud Bridam, quæ sub Traiecto sita est in Taxandria”, dated to 1082[1289].  The Gesta Abbatum Trudonensium records that "Gerardum…de castello…Guassenberge et Gozwinum avunculum eius de castello…Heinesberge" introduced abbot Luipo into the abbey of Saint-Trond in 1085[1290].  1104. 

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

Goswin [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GOSWIN [II] (-after 1118).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Herr von Heinsberg.  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…"[1291]

2.         GERHARD (-1 Apr 1128).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Herr von Heinsberg.  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Dunwald and shared the Vogteischaft with "comitis Adolphi" by charter dated 1118 witnessed by "…domnus Goswinus de Hennesberg et frater eius Gerardus…"[1292]Heer van Valkenburg 1119.  "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"[1293]m ODA von Walbeck, daughter of  [SIEGFRIED von Walbeck Graf von Derlingau und im Nordthüringgau & his wife ---] (-1152).  The Annalista Saxo names Oda daughter of "prenominati Sigefridi de Waldbiki" (who, from the context of the passage, appears to be Siegfried "der Ältere", which is chronologically impossible as Siegfried died in 992) and names Oda's husband Goswin[1294].  A further indication that Oda's father must be a different Siegfried is that the chronicler Thietmar, son of Siegfried "der Ältere", does not name Oda as his sister, although he names all his other siblings.  She founded Kloster Heinsberg in [1145].  It does not appear chronologically possible for Oda to have been the wife of Goswin [I] Herr von Heinsberg.  It is more likely that she was the wife of his son Gerhard.  This appears to be confirmed by the charter dated 1170 under which (her grandson) Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a church "in castro suo Henesbergis" by "Oda matrona venerabilis memorie consensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Goswini", and the donation by "predictus…Gozwinus post obitum matris" with the advice of "uxore sua Aleide…matrona consensu filiorum suorum Gozwini, Herimanni, Godefridi, Philippi"[1295].  Gerhard & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         GOSWIN [III] (-8 Apr [1167/68])Heer van Valkenburg 1128/66.  Herr von Heinsberg 1130.  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Gerhardum et Gozwinum comites" as sons of "Gozwinus de Valkenberh" & his wife[1296].   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…"[1297].  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…"[1298].  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation made by "domnus Gozwinus secundus Henesbergensis et uxor eius Aleidis" to the church at their castle, with the consent of "filiis eius Philippo…archiepiscopo, Gozwino, Godefrido", by charter dated 13 Mar 1165 (but redated to [1167/68])[1299].  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 "…Gozwinus senior de Heimesberg et filius eius Godefridus…"[1300]m ADELHEID von Sommerschenburg, daughter of FRIEDRICH I Pfalzgraf von Sachsen & his wife Adelheid von Laufen (-before 1180).  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation made by "domnus Gozwinus secundus Henesbergensis et uxor eius Aleidis" to the church at their castle, with the consent of "filiis eius Philippo…archiepiscopo, Gozwino, Godefrido", by charter dated 13 Mar 1165 (but redated to [1167/68])[1301].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a church "in castro suo Henesbergis" by "Oda matrona venerabilis memorie consensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Goswini", and the donation by "predictus…Gozwinus post obitum matris" with the advice of "uxore sua Aleide…matrona consensu filiorum suorum Gozwini, Herimanni, Godefridi, Philippi", by charter dated 1170[1302].  A charter dated 1 Apr 1201 names "dominus Gozwinus secundus et uxor eius Aleydis" as founders of "cenobium S. Marie prope castrum Heinsberg"[1303].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Goswin [III] & his wife had eight children: 

i)          GOSWIN [IV] von Heinsberg (-after 11 Apr 1179).  Friedrich [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Köln St Moritz by charter dated 1157 witnessed by "…Gotzwinus iunior de Heimersberch…"[1304].  In upper Italy 1158/68.  Heer van Valkenburg before 1175.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] and "fratrem meum Gozwinum…et…filium eius Gozwinus" by charter dated 1175[1305]

-         HEREN van VALKENBURG

ii)         PHILIPP (-Naples 13 Aug 1191, bur Köln Cathedral).   The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election in 1167 as Archbishop of Köln of "Philippus…filius Gossuin de Heynesberch"[1306].  Archdeacon at Liège 1155/67.  Deacon at Köln Cathedral 1156.  Provost of St Lambert at Liège 1165/67.  Archbishop of Köln 1168.  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation made by "domnus Gozwinus secundus Henesbergensis et uxor eius Aleidis" to the church at their castle, with the consent of "filiis eius Philippo…archiepiscopo, Gozwino, Godefrido", by charter dated 13 Mar 1165 (but redated to [1167/68])[1307].  Imperial Chancellor for Italy 1168/1187.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a church "in castro suo Henesbergis" by "Oda matrona venerabilis memorie consensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Goswini", and the donation by "predictus…Gozwinus post obitum matris" with the advice of "uxore sua Aleide…matrona consensu filiorum suorum Gozwini, Herimanni, Godefridi, Philippi", by charter dated 1170[1308].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] and "fratrem meum Gozwinum…et…filium eius Gozwinus" by charter dated 1175[1309].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the church at Heinsberg by "pater carnalis Gozwinus…secundus de Heinsberg et…mater mea Adeleidis", with the consent of "fratribus meis Gozwino, Herimanno, Godofrido, sororibusque Uda, Methide, Salome", and various donations including the donation made by "Hezelo…et Gertrudis soror mea ex patre", by charter dated 1180[1310].  The Kalendarium of Köln Cathedral records the death “Id Aug” of “Philippus archiepiscopus Coloniensis[1311]

iii)        HERMANN .  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a church "in castro suo Henesbergis" by "Oda matrona venerabilis memorie consensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Goswini", and the donation by "predictus…Gozwinus post obitum matris" with the advice of "uxore sua Aleide…matrona consensu filiorum suorum Gozwini, Herimanni, Godefridi, Philippi", by charter dated 1170[1312].  Monk 1170/80.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the church at Heinsberg by "pater carnalis Gozwinus…secundus de Heinsberg et…mater mea Adeleidis", with the consent of "fratribus meis Gozwino, Herimanno, Godofrido, sororibusque Uda, Methide, Salome", and various donations including the donation made by "Hezelo…et Gertrudis soror mea ex patre", by charter dated 1180[1313]

iv)       OTTO (-1196 or after).  Archdeacon at Liège 1193/1196. 

v)        GOTTFRIED (-before 1185).  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation made by "domnus Gozwinus secundus Henesbergensis et uxor eius Aleidis" to the church at their castle, with the consent of "filiis eius Philippo…archiepiscopo, Gozwino, Godefrido", by charter dated 13 Mar 1165 (but redated to [1167/68])[1314].  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 "…Gozwinus senior de Heimesberg et filius eius Godefridus…"[1315]Herr von Heinsberg 1169.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a church "in castro suo Henesbergis" by "Oda matrona venerabilis memorie consensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Goswini", and the donation by "predictus…Gozwinus post obitum matris" with the advice of "uxore sua Aleide…matrona consensu filiorum suorum Gozwini, Herimanni, Godefridi, Philippi", by charter dated 1170[1316].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the church at Heinsberg by "pater carnalis Gozwinus…secundus de Heinsberg et…mater mea Adeleidis", with the consent of "fratribus meis Gozwino, Herimanno, Godofrido, sororibusque Uda, Methide, Salome", and various donations including the donation made by "Hezelo…et Gertrudis soror mea ex patre", by charter dated 1180[1317]m (2 Feb [1171/72]) SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-[1185]).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of "villam Holtheim" made by "domna Sophya de Heymisberg et neptis nostra filia eius…nepoti nostro Gozwino de Falkenburg" by charter dated to [1183/91][1318].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1202 under which her daughter "Aleydis domina de Heinsberg" donated property "Brunsrode et Huntheym" to the church of St Marie, Heinsberg, naming "pie memorie mater mea domina Sophia"[1319].  Gottfried & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ADELHEID (-12 Feb before 1217, bur Heinsberg).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of "villam Holtheim" made by "domna Sophya de Heymisberg et neptis nostra filia eius…nepoti nostro Gozwino de Falkenburg" by charter dated to [1183/91][1320].  A charter dated 1 Apr 1201 names "dominus Gozwinus secundus et uxor eius Aleydis" as founders of "cenobium S. Marie prope castrum Heinsberg" and records a donation by "dominus Gozwinus de Valkenberg nepos iam dicti G. et domina Aleydis neptis eius"[1321]Frau van Heinsberg.  "Aleydis domina de Heinsberg" donated property "Brunsrode et Huntheym" to the church of St Marie, Heinsberg, by charter dated 1202 which names "pie memorie mater mea domina Sophia"[1322]m (before 1191) ARNOLD [III] von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [II] Graf von Kleve & his wife Adelheid von Sulzbach (-before 1200). 

vi)       ODA .  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the church at Heinsberg by "pater carnalis Gozwinus…secundus de Heinsberg et…mater mea Adeleidis", with the consent of "fratribus meis Gozwino, Herimanno, Godofrido, sororibusque Uda, Methide, Salome", and various donations including the donation made by "Hezelo…et Gertrudis soror mea ex patre", by charter dated 1180[1323]

vii)      MATHILDE (-20 Jan 1189, bur Kloster Zschillen).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the church at Heinsberg by "pater carnalis Gozwinus…secundus de Heinsberg et…mater mea Adeleidis", with the consent of "fratribus meis Gozwino, Herimanno, Godofrido, sororibusque Uda, Methide, Salome", and various donations including the donation made by "Hezelo…et Gertrudis soror mea ex patre", by charter dated 1180[1324].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Machtildem filiam Gozwini comitis de Himisberc, sororem Philippi Coloniensis archiepiscopi" as wife of "Dedo comes de Rochelitz"[1325].  The Chronicon Montis Serreni records the death "XIII Kal Feb" of "uxor eius [=Dedonem Orientalem marchionem] Machtilde marchionissa"[1326].  Heiress of Sommerschenburg.  m (before 1159) DEDO [V] "der Feiste" von Wettin Graf von Groitzsch, son of KONRAD [I] "der Grosse" Graf von Wettin, Brehna, Camburg und Eilenburg, Markgraf der Ober- und Niederlausitz & his wife Luitgard von Elchingen (-16 Aug 1190, bur Kloster Zschillen). 

viii)     SALOME .  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the church at Heinsberg by "pater carnalis Gozwinus…secundus de Heinsberg et…mater mea Adeleidis", with the consent of "fratribus meis Gozwino, Herimanno, Godofrido, sororibusque Uda, Methide, Salome", and various donations including the donation made by "Hezelo…et Gertrudis soror mea ex patre", by charter dated 1180[1327].  Her parentage and marriage are deduced from the charter dated 5 Mar 1185, under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Loccum by “neptis mea Adheleydis comitissa de Scowenburg” (with the consent of “matris sue Salome sororis mee”)[1328], read together with Arnold's Chronica Slavorum which records the marriage of "comes Adolfus" and "filiam comitis Ottonis de Dasle"[1329].  1180/86.  Her brother, Philipp Archbishop of Köln, claimed her husband's inheritance on her behalf[1330]m OTTO von Windberg Graf von Assel, son of HEINRICH [III] Graf von Assel [Asleburg] und Plesse & his first wife Euphemia von Vohburg (-31 Aug [1171/75]). 

Gozwin had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

ix)        GERTRUD .  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of the church at Heinsberg by "pater carnalis Gozwinus…secundus de Heinsberg et…mater mea Adeleidis", with the consent of "fratribus meis Gozwino, Herimanno, Godofrido, sororibusque Uda, Methide, Salome", and various donations including the donation made by "Hezelo…et Gertrudis soror mea ex patre", by charter dated 1180[1331].  m HEZELO, son of ---. 

b)         GERHARD (-[1128/29]).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Gerhardum et Gozwinum comites" as sons of "Gozwinus de Valkenberh" & his wife, specifying that Gerhard married "Irmingardem marchionissam, viduam Udonis marchionis"[1332].  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…"[1333]m ([1108/14]) IRMGARD von Plötzkau, widow of LOTHAR UDO IV Graf von Stade [LOTHAR UDO III Markgraf der Nordmark, daughter of DIETRICH Graf von Plötzkau & his wife Mathilde von Walbeck ([1085/87]-26 Nov 1153 or 1 Sep before 1161 or 26 Nov 1163, bur Kakelingen).  The Annales Stadenses record the marriage of "marchio Udo" with "Ermengardam [sororem Helprici comitis de Plocike]" and her second marriage with "Gherardo de Heinsberche fratri Gozwini"[1334].  Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange between Hillersleben and Walbeck by charter dated 11 Apr 1145, which names "Irmingat marchionissa" among the representatives of Walbeck[1335].  Gerhard & his wife had three children: 

i)          SIEGFRIED von Heinsberg (-killed in battle Bari 30/31 May 1137).  The Annales Stadenses name "Sifridum" as the son of "Gherardo de Heinsberche fratri Gozwini" & his wife, specifying that he was killed during Emperor Lothar's expedition to Bari[1336]

ii)         ODA (-after 1147).  The Annales Stadenses name "Ude" as the daughter of "Gherardo de Heinsberche fratri Gozwini" & his wife, specifying that she married "Sifridus de Erteneburg" by whom she had three daughters "Alheidam quam duxit burggravius de Groche Luder, qui sine herede obit, Odam quam duxit Albertus de Osterburg et genuit multam prolem"[1337]m SIEGFRIED von Artlenberg "mit dem Schwein", son of --- (-before 1147). 

iii)        HEDWIG (-before 18 Oct 1148)m LUTHARD [I] von Meinersen, son of --- (-[1147/49]). 

c)         [1338][GUDA .  Abbess of Münsterbilsen 1157/1173.] 

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von HEINSBERG (SPONHEIM)

 

 

HEINRICH von Sponheim, son of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Adelheid von Sayn (-[1258])Graf von Sponheim.  Herr zu Blankenburg und Löwenberg.  Konrad Archbishop of Köln granted the property of "Henrico bone memorie comite Seynensi" to "Henricus dominus de Heinsberg et Simon dominus de Spainhem et Godefridus filius comitis Johannis de Spainhem, fratris eorundem", reserving a life interest to "nobilis matrona Methildis cometissa Seynensis…consanguinea nostra", by charter dated 27 Aug 1247[1339].  "Mehtylde comitissa Seynensi relicta Heinrici comitis Seynensis avunculi nostri" granted certain castles and fiefs to "nos fratres de Spanheim Johannes comes, Heinricus dominus de Heymsberg, Symon, et Euerardus" by charter dated 29 Aug 1247[1340].  "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[1341].  Heinrich Bishop of Utrecht granted the Vogtei of Bodelenburg to "Henrici Domini de Heinsberg…Agneti uxori sue et Theoderico eorum filio" by charter dated 17 Oct 1254 witnessed by "Conrado Domino de Mulenarke, Godefrido Comite Seinensi"[1342]

m (1230) AGNES van Valkenburg, daughter of DIRK [I] Heer van Valkenburg, Herr von Heinsberg [Kleve] & his first wife Isolda van Limburg (-1267).  Heiress of Heinsberg.  Heinrich Bishop of Utrecht granted the Vogtei of Bodelenburg to "Henrici Domini de Heinsberg…Agneti uxori sue et Theoderico eorum filio" by charter dated 17 Oct 1254 witnessed by "Conrado Domino de Mulenarke, Godefrido Comite Seinensi"[1343]

Heinrich & his wife six children: 

1.         DIETRICH (-before 26 Jul 1303).  Heinrich Bishop of Utrecht granted the Vogtei of Bodelenburg to "Henrici Domini de Heinsberg…Agneti uxori sue et Theoderico eorum filio" by charter dated 17 Oct 1254 witnessed by "Conrado Domino de Mulenarke, Godefrido Comite Seinensi"[1344].  "Theodericus de Heymesberg et de Blankemberg et uxor nostra Johanna" donated property to the Teutonic Order at Köln, for the souls of "avunculi nostri Henrici quondam comitis Henrici et Henrici patris nostri", by charter dated 29 Sep 1267[1345].  Herr von Heinsberg und Blankenburg.  "Henricus dictus de Lovanio dominus in Harstale et Arnoldus frater noster" confirmed an agreement with "Adolphum comitem de Monte…et Theodericum dominum de Hynsbergh sororium nostrum" by charter dated 5 Jan 1265[1346].  "…Theodericus de Heymesberg…" was among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[1347].  "Th…dominus de Heynsberg et domina Johanna collateralis nostra" renounced rights in favour of the Norbertinerstifte at Heinsberg by charter dated 1282, witnessed by "domnus Henricus filius noster…"[1348].  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg et…Johannes dominus de Lewenberg fratres" appointed arbiters to settle a dispute between them by charter dated 29 Dec 1285[1349].  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg et domina Johanna uxor eiusdem" confirmed the privileges of the church at Heinsberg by charter dated 2 Feb 1290[1350].  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg…cum…Godefridi militis filii nostri et Mechtildis uxoris sue" appointed the deacon of the church at Heinsberg by charter dated 22 Dec 1301[1351]m (after 14 Apr 1253) JEANNE de Louvain, daughter of GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Gaesbeek en Herstal & his wife Marie van Oudenaarde (-[1 Apr] 1291).  "Maria quondam uxor viri nobilis domini G. de Lovanio" granted property "Faisbertain" to "Ioannæ filiæ meæ" for her marriage by charter dated 14 Apr 1253 (which does not name the daughter’s future husband)[1352].  "Th…dominus de Heynsberg et domina Johanna collateralis nostra" renounced rights in favour of the Norbertinerstifte at Heinsberg by charter dated 1282[1353].  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg et domina Johanna uxor eiusdem" confirmed the privileges of the church at Heinsberg by charter dated 2 Feb 1290[1354].  Dietrich & his wife had four children: 

a)         HEINRICH (-1287).  "Th…dominus de Heynsberg et domina Johanna collateralis nostra" renounced rights in favour of the Norbertinerstifte at Heinsberg by charter dated 1282, witnessed by "domnus Henricus filius noster…"[1355]

b)         GOTTFRIED (-1331).  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg…cum…Godefridi militis filii nostri et Mechtildis uxoris sue" appointed the deacon of the church at Heinsberg by charter dated 22 Dec 1301[1356].  Herr von Heinsberg und Blankenburg.  "Dominus Walramus de Heynsberg Dominus de Blankenberg" and "Godefridum Dominum de Heynsberg fratrem suum" divided the inheritance of "Domini Theodorici Domini de Heynsberg bone memorie" by charter dated 26 Jul 1303[1357].  "Godefridus dominus de Heynsbergh et de Blankenbergh necnon Mechtildis de Los eius legitima" confirmed the right of "Arnoldus d. de Randenroyde et…Katherina eiusdem legitima" to repurchase "duo molendina sua…in…villa de Linghe" by charter dated 15 Mar 1307[1358].  "Joannes de Valkenborg miles, dominus de Herck" named "viris nobilibus domino Godefrido Domino de Heynsbergh, Domino Th. eius filio et Domino Arnoldo Domino de Steyne nostris cognatis" as guarantors under a charter dated 1322[1359].  "Goydefridus dominus de Hensberg et de Blankenberg" granted property for the future marriage of "Margarete nostre…filie", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum…Theoderici nostri primogeniti militis, Johannis et Godefridi", by charter dated 30 Apr 1326[1360]m (before 1299) MATHILDE de Looz, daughter of ARNOUL [V] Comte de Looz & his wife Margarete von Vianden (-1313).  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg…cum…Godefridi militis filii nostri et Mechtildis uxoris sue" appointed the deacon of the church at Heinsberg by charter dated 22 Dec 1301[1361].  "Godefridus dominus de Heynsbergh et de Blankenbergh necnon Mechtildis de Los eius legitima" confirmed the right of "Arnoldus d. de Randenroyde et…Katherina eiusdem legitima" to repurchase "duo molendina sua…in…villa de Linghe" by charter dated 15 Mar 1307[1362].  Gottfried & his wife had five children: 

i)          DIETRICH (-1361).  "Joannes de Valkenborg miles, dominus de Herck" named "viris nobilibus domino Godefrido Domino de Heynsbergh, Domino Th. eius filio et Domino Arnoldo Domino de Steyne nostris cognatis" as guarantors under a charter dated 1322[1363].  "Goydefridus dominus de Hensberg et de Blankenberg" granted property for the future marriage of "Margarete nostre…filie", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum…Theoderici nostri primogeniti militis, Johannis et Godefridi", by charter dated 30 Apr 1326[1364].  "Theodoricum dominum de Ensberg et de Blackbergh" and "Johannem de Ensbergh eius fratrem" settled disputes about their inheritance by charter dated 13 Mar 1331, in the presence of "Adolphus…Leodiensis episcopus, Ludovicus comes de Los et de Cyngny, Henricus de Lewenbergh, Wilhelmus de Horne et de Altena ac Arnoldus de Steyne domini"[1365]"Theodericus Heynsberg et Blankenbergh terrarum dominus" donated property, inherited from “domino Godefrido domino quondam de Heynsbergh et de Blankenberg progenitore nostro bone memorie”, to “Margarete de Heynsbergh sorori nostre” by charter dated 31 Oct 1334, witnessed by “Ludovicum comitem de Los et de Chiney, Wilhelmum comitem Juliacensem, ...consanguineam nostram domicellam Beatricem de Herstal et de Gasebeke, Godefridum de Heynsbergh canonicum Leodiensem et prepositum b. Marie Traiectensis supra Mosam fratrem nostrum, dominos Johannem de Valkenbergh dominum de Borne et de Erpen, Ludovicum dominum de Randerode et de Erprode...[1366].  Comte de Looz et de Chiny.  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the death in 1336 of “comes Ludovicus” and the dispute between “dominum episcopum et capitulum” and “dominum Theodericum dominum de Hensberch comitis defuncti ex sorore nepotem” regarding the succession[1367].  "Didderic Greue van Loen ende van Ciney here van Heinsberch ende van Blanckenberch" exchanged property with "Reynoude Hertoghe van Gelren" by charter dated 25 Jul 1339[1368]"Dideric greve van Loyn ende van Chynny, here van Heynsbergh ende van Blankenbergh" requested “Reynoude hertoghe van Ghelren greve van Zuytfenne” for “Meghtelden synre dochter” married to “Goderts ons soens” by charter dated 13 Feb 1342[1369]"Diederich greve van Loen ind van Chinei, hirre van Heinsberg ind van Blankinberg ind...Henrich van Lewenberg" transferred rights in “Hunfe” to Walram Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “Willem...marcgreve van Guylghe ind...Godart van Loen poist zu sente Marien zu Trygt, broder des vurgenanten greven van Loen”, by charter dated 6 Jan 1345[1370].  "Diderich greue van Loen und van Chiny, heire van Heynsberg und van Blankenberg" granted "unsen hof zu Rotheim by Stochem" to "Diederige unsem soene, riddere", with the consent of "unser…suster der ebdissen van Thoren, unss…broeders des greuen van Chyni, und unser…neeuen van Dalenbroich", by charter dated 15 Apr 1353[1371]m (before 1320) KUNIGUNDE von der Mark, daughter of EBERHARD [I] Graf von der Mark & his first wife Irmgard von Berg ([2 Feb] 1294-after 25 Feb 1343).  Dietrich & his wife had [two] children: 

(a)       GOTTFRIED (-[1342/47])"Dideric greve van Loyn ende van Chynny, here van Heynsbergh ende van Blankenbergh" requested “Reynoude hertoghe van Ghelren greve van Zuytfenne” for “Meghtelden synre dochter” married to “Goderts ons soens” by charter dated 13 Feb 1342[1372]m (Nov 1336) as her first husband, MECHTILD van Gelre, daughter of REINALD [II] Graaf van Gelre & his first wife Sophie Berthout Vrouwe van Mechelen ([1325]-Huissen 21 Sep 1384, bur Arnhem).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 9 Aug 1338 under which "Reynaldus comes Gelrensis et Zutfen" gave a financial guarantee to "dominus Godefridus miles natus domini comitis Lossensis dominus in Millen noster gener" relating to his participation in the war between France and England[1373]"Dideric greve van Loyn ende van Chynny, here van Heynsbergh ende van Blankenbergh" requested “Reynoude hertoghe van Ghelren greve van Zuytfenne” for “Meghtelden synre dochter” married to “Goderts ons soens” by charter dated 13 Feb 1342[1374].  She married secondly (before 22 Feb 1348) Johann II Graf von Kleve.  Pope Clement VI granted dispensation for the marriage between “Iohanne comite Clevensi” and “Mechtildi relicta quondam Godefridi nati comitis Lossensis domina in Mechlinia et Eylia consanguinea archiepiscopi”, despite their ignorance of the 4° consanguinity between them, dated 28 May 1350[1375].  She married thirdly (14 Feb 1372) Jean de Châtillon Comte de Blois et de Dunois

(b)       [DIETRICH (-after 15 Apr 1353).  "Diderich greue van Loen und van Chiny, heire van Heynsberg und van Blankenberg" granted "unsen hof zu Rotheim by Stochem" to "Diederige unsem soene, riddere", with the consent of "unser…suster der ebdissen van Thoren, unss…broeders des greuen van Chyni, und unser…neeuen van Dalenbroich", by charter dated 15 Apr 1353[1376].  It is not certain that Dietrich was his father’s legitimate son.] 

ii)         JOHANN [I] (-1334).  "Goydefridus dominus de Hensberg et de Blankenberg" granted property for the future marriage of "Margarete nostre…filie", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum…Theoderici nostri primogeniti militis, Johannis et Godefridi", by charter dated 30 Apr 1326[1377].  "Theodoricum dominum de Ensberg et de Blackbergh" and "Johannem de Ensbergh eius fratrem" settled disputes about their inheritance by charter dated 13 Mar 1331, in the presence of "Adolphus…Leodiensis episcopus, Ludovicus comes de Los et de Cyngny, Henricus de Lewenbergh, Wilhelmus de Horne et de Altena ac Arnoldus de Steyne domini"[1378].  Heer van Dalenbroich.  Herr von Heinsbergm ([1324]) as her first husband, CATHARINA van Voorne, daughter of HENDRIK van Voorne Heer van Voorneburg & his wife --- (-1 Sep 1366).  She married secondly (before 1339, Papal dispensation 12 Jan 1339) as his second wife, Jan van Valkenburg Heer van Born en Sittert.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “monss. Iohan de Falcomont sires de Borne et de Zitter” married secondly “le noble dame de Voerne...vefve assy de saingnor de Dalembrouk frere al conte Thiry de Louz[1379].  Pope Benedict XII granted dispensation for the marriage between "nobili viro Iohanne de Valkenborch domino de Born et de Zietert" and “Katerina de Vornemborch Leod. et Traiect. dioc.” who did not know that “Iohannes predictus” and “quondam Iohannes de Dalenbroech prior Caterine maritus” were related in 3 and 4 consanguinity, dated 12 Jan 1339[1380].  Johann [I] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       HEINRICH (-after 28 Aug 1354).  The testament of "Henricus de Heynsbergh filius domini Johannis de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich", dated 28 Aug 1354, names "domini Godefridi de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich fratris mei…meorum…avunculorum…comitis de Los et domini Godefridi comitis de Chiney fratrum et sororis earum domine Margarete de Heynsbergh abbatisse Thorensis domine matertere mee…et domini Lamberti de Heynsbergh militis dapiferi de Blankenberg"[1381]

(b)       GOTTFRIED (-1395).  The testament of "Henricus de Heynsbergh filius domini Johannis de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich", dated 28 Aug 1354, names "domini Godefridi de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich fratris mei…meorum…avunculorum…comitis de Los et domini Godefridi comitis de Chiney fratrum et sororis earum domine Margarete de Heynsbergh abbatisse Thorensis domine matertere mee…et domini Lamberti de Heynsbergh militis dapiferi de Blankenberg"[1382].  Herr von Heinsberg und Dalenbroich. 

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iii)        GOTTFRIED (-after 1354).  "Goydefridus dominus de Hensberg et de Blankenberg" granted property for the future marriage of "Margarete nostre…filie", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum…Theoderici nostri primogeniti militis, Johannis et Godefridi", by charter dated 30 Apr 1326[1383]"Theodericus Heynsberg et Blankenbergh terrarum dominus" donated property, inherited from “domino Godefrido domino quondam de Heynsbergh et de Blankenberg progenitore nostro bone memorie”, to “Margarete de Heynsbergh sorori nostre” by charter dated 31 Oct 1334, witnessed by “...Godefridum de Heynsbergh canonicum Leodiensem et prepositum b. Marie Traiectensis supra Mosam fratrem nostrum...[1384].  Provost of Trier St. Maria: "Diederich greve van Loen ind van Chinei, hirre van Heinsberg ind van Blankinberg ind...Henrich van Lewenberg" transferred rights in “Hunfe” to Walram Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “Willem...marcgreve van Guylghe ind...Godart van Loen poist zu sente Marien zu Trygt, broder des vurgenanten greven van Loen”, by charter dated 6 Jan 1345[1385].  Comte de Chiny.  "Diderich greue van Loen und van Chiny, heire van Heynsberg und van Blankenberg" granted "unsen hof zu Rotheim by Stochem" to "Diederige unsem soene, riddere", with the consent of "unser…suster der ebdissen van Thoren, unss…broeders des greuen van Chyni, und unser…neeuen van Dalenbroich", by charter dated 15 Apr 1353[1386].  The testament of "Henricus de Heynsbergh filius domini Johannis de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich", dated 28 Aug 1354, names "domini Godefridi de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich fratris mei…meorum…avunculorum…comitis de Los et domini Godefridi comitis de Chiney fratrum et sororis earum domine Margarete de Heynsbergh abbatisse Thorensis domine matertere mee…et domini Lamberti de Heynsbergh militis dapiferi de Blankenberg"[1387]m as her first husband, PHILIPPA von Valkenburg, daughter of JAN van Valkenburg & his first wife Maria van Herpen [Kuyc].  She married secondly Johann [II] Graf von Salm

iv)       MARGARETA (-after 1371).  "Goydefridus dominus de Hensberg et de Blankenberg" granted property for the future marriage of "Margarete nostre…filie", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum…Theoderici nostri primogeniti militis, Johannis et Godefridi", by charter dated 30 Apr 1326[1388]"Theodericus Heynsberg et Blankenbergh terrarum dominus" donated property, inherited from “domino Godefrido domino quondam de Heynsbergh et de Blankenberg progenitore nostro bone memorie”, to “Margarete de Heynsbergh sorori nostre” by charter dated 31 Oct 1334[1389].  Abbess of Thorn.  "Diderich greue van Loen und van Chiny, heire van Heynsberg und van Blankenberg" granted "unsen hof zu Rotheim by Stochem" to "Diederige unsem soene, riddere", with the consent of "unser…suster der ebdissen van Thoren, unss…broeders des greuen van Chyni, und unser…neeuen van Dalenbroich", by charter dated 15 Apr 1353[1390].  The testament of "Henricus de Heynsbergh filius domini Johannis de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich", dated 28 Aug 1354, names "domini Godefridi de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich fratris mei…meorum…avunculorum…comitis de Los et domini Godefridi comitis de Chiney fratrum et sororis earum domine Margarete de Heynsbergh abbatisse Thorensis domine matertere mee…et domini Lamberti de Heynsbergh militis dapiferi de Blankenberg"[1391]

v)        ALEIDISm WILLEM van Millen, son of ---. 

c)         WALRAM (-1307, bur Altenburg).  "Dominus Walramus de Heynsberg Dominus de Blankenberg" and "Godefridum Dominum de Heynsberg fratrem suum" divided the inheritance of "Domini Theodorici Domini de Heynsberg bone memorie" by charter dated 26 Jul 1303[1392]m ELISABETH von Berg, daughter of HEINRICH von Berg "von Windeck" & his wife Agnes von der Mark. 

d)         DIETRICH (-after 1302).  Canon at Köln and Liêge. 

e)         ADELHEID von Heinsberg (-after 21 May 1343).  "Aleydis uxor…Henrici comitis de Nassouwia" renounced the inheritance from "felicis recordationis…Walrami domini quondam de Blanckenberch fratris nostri" in favour of "nostrum consanguineum…Theodericum dominum de Heymsbergh et de Blamckenberch militem filium quondam domini Godefridi fratris nostri", with the consent of "domini Henrici nostri mariti comitis prelibati nec non Ottonis militis primogeniti ac Henrici prepositi Spirensis nostrorum filiorum", by charter dated 8 Feb 1333[1393]m (before 1302) HEINRICH Graf von Nassau, son of OTTO Graf von Nassau & his wife Agnes von Leiningen (-1343). 

2.         JOHANN (-[1306/19 May 1311]).  Herr von Löwenberg.  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln confirmed a peace settlement between "Johannem de Lewenberg consanguineum nostrum" and "Johannem Burggravium de Wolckenburg, Lodowicum fratrem suum, Johannem de Dollendorp et Lambertum de Hunefe ministeriales nostros", concerning "silvæ de Hunese" which belonged to "bone memorie Henricus quondam comes Senensis, Henricus quondam dominus de Hensberg et Theodericus frater dicti Johannis…nunc domini de Hennsberg", by charter dated 15 Sep 1273[1394].  "Johannes miles dominus de Lewenbergh et Gissela uxor nostra” donated property in “Hunefe” to Heisterbach abbey by charter dated 16 Apr 1278, witnessed by “domini nostri de Valkenstein...[1395].  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg et…Johannes dominus de Lewenberg fratres" appointed arbiters to settle a dispute between them by charter dated 29 Dec 1285[1396]"Johannes dominus de Lewenberg” transferred “castrum nostrum in Reyterstorp” to “nobilis viri domini nostri et consanguinei comitis de Juliancensis” by charter dated 25 Oct 1288[1397]m GISELA, daughter of ---.  "Johannes miles dominus de Lewenbergh et Gissela uxor nostra" donated property to Heisterbach abbey by charter dated 16 Apr 1278[1398]

-        HERREN von LÖWENBERG"Henricus dominus de Lewenberg et...Agnes collateralis et uxor eiusdem" sold “dominium nostrum et judicium...apud Aldenrode upper Heide” to “domino nostro domino Adolfo comite de Monte” by charter dated 19 May 1311[1399]"Henricus dominus de Lewenberg" confirmed allegiance to “domino Godefrido domino de Heymsberg et de Blankenberg nostro consanguineo”, naming as fiduciaries “Henricum de Dollendorp militem, Johannem de Merheym, Theodericum de Echerscheyt, nostros fratres et amicos”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1330[1400]"Heinrich here van Lewinberg ind Agnes unse...wif" confirmed allegiance to “grave Wilhelm van Gulge” by charter dated 21 Jan 1333[1401]"Diederich greve van Loen ind van Chinei, hirre van Heinsberg ind van Blankinberg ind...Henrich van Lewenberg" transferred rights in “Hunfe” to Walram Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 6 Jan 1345[1402]

3.         HEINRICH (-[1315/16]).  Canon at Köln. 

4.         AGNES  (-after 1297).  Nun at Heinsberg. 

5.         ALEIDIS (-after 1303).  The marriage contract of "Th. filius comitis Clivensis senior" and "Henricus dominus de Heimesberg…Aleide filia sua" is dated 22 Sep 1255 and records "castrum…Saffenberg" as her dowry and names "Henricus comes Seynensis suus avunculus"[1403].  Heiress of Hulchrath and Saffenberg.  "Aleydis comitissa Clevensis" confirmed the donation by "H. comes Senensis…noster avunculus" to Kloster St Maximin, Köln, in memory of "nostri mariti felicis recordationis domini Th. comitis Clevenis", by charter dated 13 Nov 1275[1404]m (contract 22 Sep 1255) DIETRICH [V] von Kleve gt von Meissen, son of DIETRICH [IV] "Nust" Graf von Kleve & his second wife Hedwig von Meissen ([1226]-18 Mar 1275).  He succeeded his father in 1260 as Graf von Kleve. 

6.         ISOLDA (-after 1287).  "Godefridus dominus de Eppenstein" sold "medie partis castri Widen" to "dominum Brunonem de Brunsberg et eius collateralem dominam Isaldim", retaining the usufruct for the life of "domino Gerhardo archidiacono Trevirensi fratre nostro", by charter dated 9 Nov 1278[1405]m firstly as his second wife, BRUNO [III] von Isenburg-Braunsberg, son of BRUNO [II] von Isenburg-Braunsberg & his wife --- (-[27 Sep 1276/29 Sep 1278]).  m secondly EBERHARD von Isenburg-Grenzau, son of ---. 

 

 

GOTTFRIED von Heinsberg, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Heinsberg und Dalenbroich & his wife Katharina van Voorne (-1395).  The testament of "Henricus de Heynsbergh filius domini Johannis de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich", dated 28 Aug 1354, names "domini Godefridi de Heynsbergh domini de Dalenbroich fratris mei…meorum…avunculorum…comitis de Los et domini Godefridi comitis de Chiney fratrum et sororis earum domine Margarete de Heynsbergh abbatisse Thorensis domine matertere mee…et domini Lamberti de Heynsbergh militis dapiferi de Blankenberg"[1406].  Herr von Heinsberg und Dalenbroich.  "Godevaert van Loen here zu Heynsberch" acknowledged "Eduwaert hertog van Gelre" as his suzerain for "onse borch van Heynsberch…die borch tot Geylenkerken…Dalenbroich", naming "[onse] vrouw Philippe van Guylche vrouw van Heynsberg", by charter dated 14 Feb 1367[1407]

m (contract 7 Feb 1357, 1 Nov 1357) PHILIPPA von Jülich, daughter of WILHELM V Duke of Jülich & his wife Jeanne de Hainaut (-24 Aug 1390).  "Wilhelm…hertzoge van Guilge, greue zu Valkenburch ind here zu Monyoie, Gierhart elste sun zu Gulge, greue van den Berghe ind van Rauesberge, ind Diederich greue van Loen ind van Chiney, herre zu Heynsberg ind zu Blankenberch" agreed the marriage of "Philippen doychter uns hertzogen ind suster unss greuen van den Berge" and "Goedarde van Heynsberg herren zu Dalenbroych, broyder sun unss greue van Loen" by charter dated 7 Feb 1357[1408].  "Godevaert van Loen here zu Heynsberch" acknowledged "Eduwaert hertog van Gelre" as his suzerain for "onse borch van Heynsberch…die borch tot Geylenkerken…Dalenbroich", naming "[onse] vrouw Philippe van Guylche vrouw van Heynsberg", by charter dated 14 Feb 1367[1409]

Gottfried & his wife had five children: 

1.         JOHANN [II] (-1438).  Herr zu Jülich und Heinsberg.  m firstly (before May 1395) MARGARETA van Gennep, daughter of --- (1419).  m secondly (1423) ANNA von Solms, daughter of --- (-1433).  Johann [II] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         JOHANN [III] (-before 1441)m WALPURG von Mörs, daughter of ---.  Johann [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          JOHANN [IV] (-1448).  m JOHANNA van Diest, daughter of ---. 

(a)       JOHANNA (1443-Mainz 1469)m (1456) JOHANN [II] Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, son of --- (1423-1472). 

(b)       ELISABETH (-1479). 

ii)         MARGARETA (1426-Weilburg 1446)m (1440) PHILIPP [II] Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of --- (-1492). 

b)         WILHELM [I] (-24 Apr 1439)m (before 21 Dec 1407) ELISABETH von Blankenheim, daughter of GERHARD [IX] Graf von Blankenheim & his wife --- (-after 22 Jul 1459). 

-        GRAFEN von BLANKENHEIM

c)         JOHANN (-1459).  Bishop of Liège. 

d)         PHILIPPA (-1464)m (1402) WILHELM von Wied-Isenburg, son of --- (-1489). 

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

e)         MARIA (1424-1502)m (1440) JOHANN Graf von Nassau-Dietz, son of --- (-1475). 

f)          JAKOBA (-1466).  Abbess of Thorn. 

2.         GOTTFRIED .  Canon at Utrecht. 

3.         JOHANNA .  "Willem here van Hoern ende van Altena" granted dower to "Johannen van Heynsberg onse…wyf" by charter dated 20 May 1374[1410]m (before 20 May 1374) WILLEM [VIII] van Horn, son of WILLEM [VII] Heer van Horn & his wife Isabelle van Arkel (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415). 

4.         PHILIPPA m firstly GERHARD von Tomberg-Landskron, son of ---.  m secondly GUMPRECHT von Neuenahr, son of ---. 

5.         KATHARINA m (1389) GISBERT von Buron, son of ---. 

 

 

 

E.      HERREN von MÜLLENARK

 

 

1.         GERHARD von Müllenark (-after 1140).  Herr von Müllenark.  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…"[1411].  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…"[1412].  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…"[1413].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Köln Pantaleon by charter dated 1139 witnessed by "Heinricus comes de Kesle…Gerhardus de Mulenarke"[1414].  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..."[1415]m ---.  The name of Gerhard’s wife is not known.  Gerhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- von Müllenark .  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”.  m HERMANN Graf von Saffenberg, son of ADOLF Graf von Saffenberg & his wife Margareta von Schwarzenberg (-1172). 

 

2.         HERMANN von Müllenark (-after 1166).  “Heremannus de Muolenarhc maioris ecclesie advocatus...” witnessed the charter dated 1166 under which Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed privileges of Kloster Althoff[1416]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HERMANN von Müllenark (-after 1235).  "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...[1417].  “C...Coloniensis ecclesie major prepositus” confirmed a donation to Kloster Fröndenberg, at the request of “domini Henrici Coloniensis archiepiscopi et fratris eius domini H. de Mulenarken”, by charter dated 1235[1418].  "Theodericus comes Clivensis" granted "burggravium castri Toneburgh", possessed by "pater suus dominus Hermannus a nobis ante suum obitum", to "dominum Cunradum de Mulenarchen et fratres suos et eorum consanguineos" by charter dated 11 Nov 1253[1419]m ---.  The name of Hermann’s wife is not known.  Hermann & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         KONRAD von Müllenark (-after 7 May 1263)"Conradus nobilis de Mulenark" donated property “in Ouerschweinheim” to Kloster Himmelsporte by charter dated 1244[1420]"…Conradus vir nobilis de Mulenarken, Hermannus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1248 under which "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"[1421].  "...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...[1422].  "Theodericus comes Clivensis" granted "burggravium castri Toneburgh", possessed by "pater suus dominus Hermannus a nobis ante suum obitum", to "dominum Cunradum de Mulenarchen et fratres suos et eorum consanguineos" by charter dated 11 Nov 1253[1423].  Heinrich Bishop of Utrecht granted the Vogtei of Bodelenburg to "Henrici Domini de Heinsberg…Agneti uxori sue et Theoderico eorum filio" by charter dated 17 Oct 1254 witnessed by "Conrado Domino de Mulenarke, Godefrido Comite Seinensi"[1424].  “...Her Kune van Mulenarken...” witnessed the charter dated 7 May 1263 under which “Walraue des Greven brudir van Guleghe” granted protection to the citizens of Köln[1425]m firstly MATHILDE von Hochstaden, daughter of LOTHAR [I] Graf von Hochstaden & his wife Mechtild von Vianden (-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[1426].  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"[1427].  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"[1428]m secondly --- von Saffenberg, daughter of ---.  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"[1429].  Konrad & his first wife had one child: 

i)          MECHTILD von Müllenark ([1240]-).  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[1430].  "Walramus germanus domini Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis" reached agreement on the dower of "Mechtildis filia domni Conradi de Molnerken nostra sponsa" by charter dated 1250[1431].  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[1432]m (betrothed Jan 1249, [1252/53]) WALRAM von Jülich, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Jülich & his wife Mathilde van Limburg (-1271). 

Konrad & his second wife had one child: 

ii)         HERMANN von Müllenark und Tomburg (-before 24 Aug 1296).  "Hermannus dominus de Mulinarke et de Thoneburg” swore allegiance to “domina nostra domina Ryhardis comitissa Juliacensis” for “nostris castris Mulinarke et Thoneburg” by charter dated 18 Mar 1277[1433].  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"[1434].  "…Hermanus de Molnarken…" witnessed the charter dated 18 Dec 1265 which records an agreement between "Walramus frater comitis Juliacensis et Megthildis uxor sua" and Konrad Archbishop of Köln[1435].  "Hermannus dominus de Mulinarke et de Thoneburg" swore fidelity to "domina Rykardis comitissa Juliacensis" for "nostris castris Mulinarke et Thoneburg" by charter dated 18 Apr 1277[1436]m MECHTILD von Virneburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Virneburg & his wife Ponzetta ---.  "Henricus comes de Virnenburg et Ponzetta uxor eius cometissa" sold property at Kell to Abtei Laach, with the consent of "Roperti primogeniti nostri et aliorum liberorum nostrorum simul et Hermanni de Muelenarke nostri generi mariti Mechtildis filie nostre", by charter dated 25 Nov 1275[1437]

-         HERREN von MÜLLENARK[1438]

b)         HERMANN (-after 1248).  "…Conradus vir nobilis de Mulenarken, Hermannus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1248 under which "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"[1439].  "…Hermannus de Molnarken…" witnessed the charter dated 5 Jan 1265 under which "Henricus dictus de Lovanio dominus in Harstale et Arnoldus frater noster" confirmed an agreement with "Adolphum comitem de Monte…et Theodericum dominum de Hynsbergh sororium nostrum"[1440]

c)         [one or more] brother[s] (-after 11 Nov 1253).  "Theodericus comes Clivensis" granted "burggravium castri Toneburgh", possessed by "pater suus dominus Hermannus a nobis ante suum obitum", to "dominum Cunradum de Mulenarchen et fratres suos et eorum consanguineos" by charter dated 11 Nov 1253[1441]

2.         HEINRICH von Müllenark (-26 Mar 1238)Archbishop of Köln 1225.  “C...Coloniensis ecclesie major prepositus” confirmed a donation to Kloster Fröndenberg, at the request of “domini Henrici Coloniensis archiepiscopi et fratris eius domini H. de Mulenarken”, by charter dated 1235[1442]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    GRAFEN von KESSEL

 

 

The county of Kessel lay west of the river Maas, south-west of Venlo in the present-day Dutch province of Limburg. 

 

 

1.         GERHARD von Kessel (-after 5 Apr 1118).  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"[1443]

 

2.         HEINRICH [I] von KesselGraf von Kessel.  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…"[1444].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Köln Pantaleon by charter dated 1139 witnessed by "Heinricus comes de Kesle…Gerhardus de Mulenarke"[1445]

 

3.         WALTER von Kessel (-after 1144).  Graf von Kessel.  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Kölnigsdorf by charter dated 1139 witnessed by "Adolphus comes de Saffenberg, Gozwinus de Falkenburg, Waltherus comes de Kesle"[1446].  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…"[1447].  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln settled a dispute involving Köln St Pantaleon by charter dated 1144 witnessed by "Otto comes de Rinegge, Herimannus advocatus, Amelricus de Wurmerstorph, Walterus de Kesle, Richwinus et frater eius Herimannus…"[1448]

 

4.         HEINRICH [II] von KesselGraf von Kessel.  Gerhard Abbot of Köln St Pantaleon confirmed property in Niederembt and Esch by charter dated 1141 witnessed by "Henricus comes de Kesle advocatus ecclesie nostre, Christianus advocatus et filius eius Christianus…"[1449]

 

5.         HEINRICH [III] von Kessel (-1189 or after)Graf von Kessel.  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…"[1450].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property at Senheim made to the archbishopric by "comite Henrico de Kessele et a Warnero de Brunishor et ab Emmelrico de Reinbag" by charter dated 1188[1451].  "…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"[1452]m as her first husband, ALVERADIS van Kuyc, daughter of HENDRIK [II] van Kuyc & his wife Sophie van Renen.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.   She married secondly Dirk van Voorne.  "Theodericus de Vorren et Alveradis uxor mea" confirmed the donation "in terra nostra in Somerlant" to Ter Does abbey by charter dated to [1220/26][1453].  Heinrich [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH [IV] von Kessel (-5 Sep, 1219 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Kessel.  “Henricus comes de Kessele...” witnessed the charter dated 1203 which records a treaty between Otto Graaf van Gelre and Henri Duke of Brabant[1454].  “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)[1455]m as her first husband, UDELHILD [Othelende] von Hengebach, daughter of EBERHARD [II] von Hengebach & his wife Jutta von Jülich (-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…"[1456].  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"[1457].  “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)[1458].  She married secondly (contract before 8 May 1222) as his second wife, Berthold [I] von Büren.  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[1459].  Heinrich [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          WILHELM (-14 Sep after 1263).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Kessel.  "Herimannus...abbas Gladebacensis...et Wilhelmus eadem permissione comes Kesselensis" divided property by charter dated 1243[1460]"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[1461].  The family relationship between Wilhelm Graf von Kessel and Wilhelm [IV] Graf von Jülich is through the mother of the former.  m ---.  The name of Wilhelm’s wife is not known.  Wilhelm & his wife had [four] children: 

(a)       HEINRICH [V] (-15 Sep 1285).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Kessel.  "H. comes de Kessele" renounced rights over "Holzgrafschaft…in silva sita juxta Honstaden que Gemeinde dicitur" in favour of the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Walrami prepositi Monasteriensis et Willelmi canonici sanctorum Apostolorum Colon.", by charter dated 24 Aug 1271[1462].  "Henricus comes de Kessele" set the level of revenue donated to Gladbach church by charter dated 8 Mar 1274[1463].  "Henricus comes de Kessel" confirmed the sale of the Vogtei of Laach abbey, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Gertrudis", by charter dated 15 Oct 1275, witnessed by "…Hildegero socero nostro et filiis suis…"[1464].  "…Henricus de Kessele…" was among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[1465].  "Henricus comes de Kessele ac Lisa nostra uxor" donated property to Gladbach abbey by charter dated 28 Jun 1285[1466].  The date of his death is estimated from the charter dated 27 Apr 1288 which names "bone memorie domini Henrici olim comitis de Kessele et domini de Bruke" and "domino Walramo preposito Monasteriensi, nunc domino de Bruke succedente dicto fratri suo"[1467]m firstly GERTRUD, daughter of HILDIGER von der Stessen & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 15 Oct 1275 under which "Henricus comes de Kessel" confirmed the sale of the Vogtei of Laach abbey, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Gertrudis", witnessed by "…Hildegero socero nostro et filiis suis…"[1468]m secondly as her first husband, LISA von Virneburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Virneburg & his wife Ponzetta --- (-after 7 Dec 1299).  "Henricus comes de Kessele ac Lisa nostra uxor" donated property to Gladbach abbey by charter dated 28 Jun 1285[1469].  She married secondly (after 15 Sep 1285) as his second wife, Dietrich Luf von Kleve Graf von Hülchrath. 

(b)       WALRAM (-after 18 Oct 1304, bur Grevenbroich).  "H. comes de Kessele" renounced rights over "Holzgrafschaft…in silva sita juxta Honstaden que Gemeinde dicitur" in favour of the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Walrami prepositi Monasteriensis et Willelmi canonici sanctorum Apostolorum Colon.", by charter dated 24 Aug 1271[1470].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Apr 1288 which names "bone memorie domini Henrici olim comitis de Kessele et domini de Bruke" and "domino Walramo preposito Monasteriensi, nunc domino de Bruke succedente dicto fratri suo"[1471].  Herr von Broich.  Wicbold Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the chapel of Broich by "nobile viro Walramo de Kessele domino de Brugge et Catharina eius uxore" by charter dated 20 Dec 1299[1472].  "Walramus de Kessele et dominus in Bruche" donated revenue from "territorio nostro de Buysheym in terra de Mula" to Köln St Pantaleon by charter dated 18 Oct 1304[1473]m (1299) as her first husband, KATHARINA von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH LUF von Kleve Graf von Hülchrath & his first wife --- (-after 2 Jul 1357).  Wicbold Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the chapel of Broich by "nobile viro Walramo de Kessele domino de Brugge et Catharina eius uxore" by charter dated 20 Dec 1299[1474].  She married secondly (before 16 Aug 1308) Dietrich [IV] von Katzenelnbogen, and thirdly (before 1317) Heinrich Raugraf von Altenbaumberg

(c)       WILHELM (-after 24 Aug 1271).  "H. comes de Kessele" renounced rights over "Holzgrafschaft…in silva sita juxta Honstaden que Gemeinde dicitur" in favour of the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Walrami prepositi Monasteriensis et Willelmi canonici sanctorum Apostolorum Colon.", by charter dated 24 Aug 1271[1475]

(d)       [daughter .  This supposed first marriage of Graf Gerhard was proposed by Walther Möller, on the assumption that Gerhard’s son Wilhelm must have inherited Grevenbroich, a former Kessel possession, from the Kessel family[1476].  The theory was later adequately disproved by Manfred Groten who demonstrated that Gerhard V Graf von Jülich occupied Grevenbroich after the death in 1304 of Walram Graf von Kessel, claiming that it was a fief of Jülich, and that the archbishopric of Köln (under whom Kessel held the fief) failed to challenge the occupation due to a vacancy in the archiepiscopal see in 1305[1477]m as his first wife, GERHARD [V] Graf von Jülich, son of WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-[29 Jul] 1328).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  GRAFEN von KLEVE

 

 

A.      ORIGINS, GRAFEN von KLEVE

 

 

The county of Duffel (Dubla or Tubalgo, see LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY) lay south of the river Waal, east of Rijkswald, in the area in which the town of Kleve later developed[1478].  It lay north of the county of Hattuaria and subsequently belonged to the county of Kleve[1479].  The county of Kleve developed along both banks of the river Rhine, south of the county of Gelre and west of the territories of the bishopric of Münster.  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records "Theodricus Hollandie, Henricus Gelrie, et Theodricus Clivie" as the principal vassals of the archbishop of Trier in 1156[1480]

 

 

1.         RUTGER [I] (-before 1051).  The Annales Rodenses record that "in Flandriensi provintia duo nobiles germani fratres…alter Gerardus et alter…Rutgerus" were exiled from "Anthonium [Antoing]…iuxta flumen Xelda" and were granted "Wasenberch…[et] Clive" respectively by the emperor[1481]Graf von Kleve 1020/50.  m WAZELA [Azela], illegitimate daughter of EZZO [Ehrenfried] Pfalzgraf von Lothringen & his mistress ---. 

 

2.         RUTGER [II] (-2 May after [1075]).  Graf von Tomburg.  Vogt of St Maria ad gradus at Köln.  Vogt of Stift Rees [1075]. 

 

3.         EBERHARD (-after 27 Sep 1074).  Graf von Kleve.  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 "Otto comes de Zutphen et de Gelrie..."[1482]m BERTA, daughter of --- (-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[1483]

 

4.         DIETRICH [I] (-before 7 Mar 1120)Graf von Kleve.  Otto Abbot of Werden confirmed that the abbey had acquired “curtim Hintisle contra domnum Liupponem nobilem virum” by charter dated 1092, witnessed by "De nobilibus comes Thiedericus de Cleue, comes Godefridus de Cappenberge et Wigboldus et Bernhardus homines eius..."[1484].  Otto Abbot of Werden confirmed the donation of "ecclesie…Dale…[et] ecclesie…Lopenhild" made by "nobilis…Thuringus…et uxori sue…Reinguiz…et filie…Bertrade", after his only son was killed in battle "contra Fresones", by charter dated 1093, signed at "Mulenheim in placito Bernheri comitis, suscipiente traditionem comite de Cleve Thiderico, vice advocati ecclesie nostre Adolfi qui tunc temporis puer erat" and witnessed by "comes Thiedericus…"[1485]