FRANCONIA, nobility

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                DUKES in FRANCONIA. 5

Chapter 2.                Die AHALOLFINGER. 6

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN im GRABFELD. 9

A.         Die "alten" BABENBERGER.. 9

B.         FAMILY of GRAF CHRISTIAN.. 18

Chapter 4.                GRAFEN im LAHNGAU (KONRADINER) 20

Chapter 5.                GRAFEN im NAHEGAU. 39

A.         SALIAN DYNASTY.. 39

B.         FAMILY of GRAF EMICH.. 45

C.        GRAFEN von LEININGEN.. 51

D.        GRAFEN von LEININGEN (SAARBRÜCKEN) 58

E.         GRAFEN von VELDENZ. 66

F.         WILDGRAFEN.. 72

Chapter 6.                GRAFEN im RHEINGAU, RHEINGRAFEN. 79

Chapter 7.                GRAFEN im WORMSGAU. 88

A.         Die ROTBERTINER.. 88

B.         FAMILY of GRAF MEGINGOZ. 95

C.        FAMILY of GRAF WALACHO.. 99

Chapter 8.                GRAFEN von ARNSTEIN. 101

Chapter 9.                GRAFEN von BILSTEIN. 105

Chapter 10.                     HERREN von BOLANDEN, FALKENSTEIN, MÜNZENBERG, HOHENFELS, HANAU. 106

A.         HERREN von BOLANDEN.. 106

B.         HERREN von FALKENSTEIN.. 113

C.        HERREN von MÜNZENBERG.. 119

D.        HERREN von HOHENFELS.. 122

E.         HERREN von HANAU.. 125

Chapter 11.              GRAFEN von CASTELL. 129

Chapter 12.              GRAFEN von DIEZ. 131

Chapter 13.              GRAFEN von ENZBERG. 133

Chapter 14.              HERREN von EPPSTEIN. 136

Chapter 15.              GRAFEN von GIECH. 142

Chapter 16.              GRAFEN von GLEIBERG. 143

Chapter 17.              HERREN von HOHENLOHE. 152

A.         HERREN von WEIKERSHEIM, HERREN von HOHENLOHE.. 152

B.         HERREN von HOHENLOHE zu UFFENHEIM.. 162

C.        HERREN von HOHENLOHE in WEIKERSHEIM.. 168

D.        HERREN von HOHENLOHE in BRAUNECK.. 174

Chapter 18.              GRAFEN und HERREN von ISENBURG. 182

A.         GRAFEN und HERREN von ISENBURG.. 182

B.         HERREN von BÜDINGEN.. 186

C.        HERREN von ISENBURG in CLEEBERG und in ARENFELS.. 187

D.        HERREN von ISENBURG und BÜDINGEN.. 194

E.         HERREN von LIMBURG an der LAHN.. 196

F.         HERREN von ISENBURG und KEMPENICH.. 202

G.        HERREN von ISENBURG in BRAUNSBERG.. 204

Chapter 19.              GRAFEN von KATZENELNBOGEN. 208

Chapter 20.              GRAFEN von LAUFEN. 227

Chapter 21.                   GRAFEN von LAURENBURG, GRAFEN von NASSAU. 230

Chapter 22.              GRAFEN von MAINZ. 232

Chapter 23.              HERREN von MANDERSCHEID. 233

Chapter 24.              HERREN von MERENBERG. 234

Chapter 25.              GRAFEN von RHEINECK. 236

Chapter 26.              GRAFEN von SAYN. 239

A.         GRAFEN von SAYN.. 239

B.         GRAFEN von SAYN (SPONHEIM) 245

Chapter 27.              GRAFEN von SOLMS. 248

Chapter 28.              GRAFEN von SPONHEIM.. 251

Chapter 29.              GRAFEN von WEINSBERG. 264

Chapter 30.              GRAFEN von WERTHEIM.. 266

Chapter 31.              GRAFEN von WIED. 276

Chapter 32.                  GRAFEN von WITTGENSTEIN, GRAFEN von BATTENBURG. 282

Chapter 33.                    GRAFEN von ZIEGENHAIN, GRAFEN von REICHENBACH. 285

A.         GRAFEN von ZIEGENHAIN.. 285

B.         GRAFEN von REICHENBACH.. 288

Chapter 34.              OTHER FRANCONIAN NOBILITY. 291

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

In contrast to the other three original provinces of Germany, Franconia had no obvious leader for much of its history.  A family of dukes in Franconia is referred to in primary sources during the 7th and 8th centuries, but thereafter references to an overall Franconian ruler are sparse.  During the early 10th century, the Konradiner established themselves as arguably the most powerful family in the area, with Eberhard brother of Konrad I King of Germany appointed dux, effectively becoming leader in Franconia.  After Eberhard's rebellion in 938, Emperor Otto I appointed no successor duke in Franconia.  By the early 11th century, power was concentrated in the family of the future Salian emperors, centred on their power-base in Worms. 

 

The original pagi in Franconia were as follows.  The pagus Nafinsis (Nahegau) and, to its east, the pagus Wormaciensis (Wormsgau) were the two Franconian pagi which lay west of the river Rhine during early Carolingian times, within the ecclesiastical diocese of Mainz[1].  The counties of Veldenz and Leiningen, and the territories of the Wildgrafen and Raugrafen, developed in the area of Nahegau.  Speyergau lay south of Wormsgau, to the west of the Rhine, south and west of the town of Speyer, and north of Nordgau in Alsace.  Ufgau was on the east bank of the Rhine, to the east of Speyergau.  Rheingau lay along the eastern bank of the Rhine, east of the towns of Mainz and Worms, and north of the small area of Lobdengau.  Maingau lay directly east of Rheingau, and south of Weteneiba.  In the northern part of Franconia, south of Saxony, from west to east lay the three areas of Engersgau (which developed into the county of Wied), Lahngau (later divided into Niederlahngau, in which the counties of Diez evolved in the northern area and Weilburg in the south, and Oberlahngau, which became the county of Gleiberg), and Hessengau (around the towns of Fritzlar and Kassel).  Grabfeldgau formed the northern part of eastern Franconia, south of Thuringia, with Saalgau to its south.  In the southern part of eastern Franconia, lay the smaller areas of Waltsazi, Weringau, Gozfelt, Iphigau, from east to west.  To the south, lay Wingarteiba, Tubergau, Gollachgau and Rangau, also from west to east.  The southern part of eastern Franconia consisted of Elisanzgau, Breitachgau, Scuciengau, Murrachgau, Jägestgau, Cochingau and Mulachgau. 

 

Primary sources from the 9th to 12th centuries reveal comital families in Grabfeld, Lahngau, Nahegau, Rheingau and Wormsgau.  However, in most cases, several families established themselves in each pagus at the same time, demonstrating the fluidity of political boundaries within Franconia compared, for example, with Swabia to the south and Lotharingia to the west.  In addition, individuals within the same family are recorded in more than one pagus at the same time.  This is especially apparent in the cases of the Konradiner family and the family which later emerged as the Salian dynasty of German emperors. 

 

This document sets out some prominent Franconian families in the early and middle medieval period.  Other nobility in Franconia, for which little family reconstruction has yet been possible on the basis of the primary source information available in preparing the present document, is shown in Chapter 2 of the document GERMAN NOBILITY. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    DUKES in FRANCONIA

 

 

1.         HRUODISm ---.  The name of Hruodis's wife is not known.  Hruodis & his wife had one child: 

a)         HETAN [I] .  The Passio Kiliani names "duce…Gozberto filio Hetanis senioris qui fuit filius Hruodis" at "castellum…Wirziburc"[2]m ---.  The name of Hetan's wife is not known.  Hetan [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GOZBERT .  The Passio Kiliani names "duce…Gozberto filio Hetanis senioris qui fuit filius Hruodis" at "castellum…Wirziburc"[3].  The Passio Kiliani records that "Gozbertum" was killed by his followers[4]m GEILANA, daughter of ---.  The Passio Kiliani names "Geilanæ" as wife of "[ducis] Gozberti", specifying in a later passage that she died after "spiritus invasit malignus"[5].  Gozbert & his wife had one child: 

(a)       HETAN [II] (-after 18 Apr 716).  The Passio Kiliani names "Hetanum" as son of "Gozbertum" when recording that he was expelled by "populus orientalium Francorum"[6].  The Monumenta Epternacensia quotes the donation of property "in loco…Arnestati super fluvio Huitteo… et in castello Mulenberge…" to "sancto Willibrordo" by "Hedenus [dux] vir illuster…cum coniuge mea…Theodrada" dated 1 May 704[7].  The Monumenta Epternacensia quotes the donation of property "super fluvio Sala in pago Saluense" to "sancto Willibrordo" by "Hedenus dux" dated 18 Apr 716, subscribed by "Cato comes, Sigericus comes…Theodrada coniuge mea, Ado nutricius Hedeni et Turingus filius Hedeni, Adogoto, Hererico"[8]m THEODRADA, daughter of ---.  The Monumenta Epternacensia quotes the donation of property "in loco…Arnestati super fluvio Huitteo… et in castello Mulenberge…" to "sancto Willibrordo" by "Hedenus [dux] vir illuster…cum coniuge mea…Theodrada" dated 1 May 704[9].  Hetan [II] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       THURINGUS (-after 18 Apr 716).  The Monumenta Epternacensia quotes the donation of property by "Hedenus [dux] vir illuster…cum coniuge mea…Theodrada" dated 1 May 704, subscribed by "Thuringus filius Hedeni"[10].  The Monumenta Epternacensia quotes the donation of property "super fluvio Sala in pago Saluense" to "sancto Willibrordo" by "Hedenus dux" dated 18 Apr 716, subscribed by "…Turingus filius Hedeni…"[11]

 

 

1.         ADO (-after [Jan/Feb] 802).  A list of Saxons in Westphalia dated Jan/Feb 802 records that "Aicharh filium Fredred habuit Ado de Alamania", presumably indicating that the last named had responsibility for the allegiance sworn to the emperor by the first-named[12]

 

 

2.         NANTHER (-[after 9 Dec 879]).  "Ludowicus…rex" confirmed a donation by "Nantharii ducis in orientali francia" and his wife Kunigund to Kloster St Saturnin at Münsterdreisen by charter dated [863/64][13].  "Karolus…rex" made a donation to St Gallen of property "in comitatu Turgeuue" previously owned by "Nandheri et uxor sua Adala cum filiis vel filiabus eorum" by charter dated 9 Dec 879[14].  It is not known whether these two charters refer to the same individual.  This is not inevitable as the former document relates to property in Franconia, the latter in Swabia.  m firstly KUNIGUND, daughter of ---.  "Ludowicus…rex" confirmed a donation by "Nantharii ducis in orientali francia" and his wife Kunigund to Kloster St Saturnin at Münsterdreisen by charter dated [863/64][15]m secondly ADELA, daughter of ---.  "Karolus…rex" made a donation to St Gallen of property "in comitatu Turgeuue" previously owned by "Nandheri et uxor sua Adala cum filiis vel filiabus eorum" by charter dated 9 Dec 879[16]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    Die AHALOLFINGER

 

 

It is not certain that Erchanger, father of Empress Richilde, was related to the Ahalolfinger family, but his name suggests that this may have been the case. 

1.         ERCHANGER (-864).  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[17].  The Annales Alamannicorum record "Erkingarius comes in Alamannia, pater primæ uxoris anonymæ Caroli Crassi" among those who swore allegiance in 864[18].  The Annales Weingartenses record the death in 864 of “Eberht, Liutolf, Erchanger, Liutfrid, Ruadolf, Purghart et alii quam plurimi istius regni Principes[19]m IMMA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Erchanger & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         RICHARDIS (-Abbey of Andlau, Alsace 18 Sep before [906/11]).  The Annales Alamannicorum record "Erkingarius comes in Alamannia, pater primæ uxoris anonymæ Caroli Crassi"[20].  Abbess of Andlau in Alsace 887.  At the time of their divorce, the couple both declared that the marriage had never been consummated.  Regino names "Gozzelino eiusdem urbis [=Paris?] episcopo" in 887, recording that he left the church and married "Richardem sic enim Augusta vocabatur"[21]m firstly (862, divorced 887) CHARLES, son of LUDWIG II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks & his wife Emma [Welf] (839-Neudingen an der Donau 13 Jan 888, bur Kloster Reichenau).  He succeeded his father in 876 as KARL III King of the East Franks.  He was crowned Emperor KARL III "le Gros" in 881.  m secondly GAUZLIN ex-Bishop. 

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

i)          ROTRUD .  "Hludouuicus…rex" confirmed donations of Empress Richgard by charter dated [900/09] which names "Ruuddrudis neptis sepe dicte imperatricis"[22].  The precise relationship is not known. 

2.         WORAD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Conte di Verona. 

3.         WALDO .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Schwarzach. 

 

 

Three siblings: 

1.         ERCHANGER (-executed 917).  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property "in loco Munichinga in pago Chlethgeuue" to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 11 Mar 912 at the request of "comitum quoque Erchangarii et Chuonradi, Odalrici, Hugonis"[23].  "Chuonradus…rex" made donations by charter dated 5 Mar 912 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Sigihardi, Arnolfi, Erchangarii, Odalrici, Perchtoldi, Chuonradi, Herimanni, Luitfredi atque Iringi"[24], which shows that Erchanger was considered third in importance among the nobility in the realm at that time, assuming that the order of the names is of significance.  Konrad I King of Germany granted property "in pago Ibfigeuue et in comitatu Ernusti comitis sitas…in locis Leimbah, Steinaha et Thiefbach" to the bishop of Freising at the request of "Erchangarii et Heinrici comitum" by charter dated 8 Aug 912[25].  Konrad I King of Germany granted property "in pago Lobotungouue in comitatu Liutfridi comitis" to the monk Sigulf of Heiligenberg, and after his death to Kloster Lorsch, at the request of "Erkangeri comitis ac…Erlolfi et Folnandi" by charter dated 23 Aug 912[26].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property to Diotolf Bishop of Chur on the advice of "Erchangarii comitis palatii, Perahtoldi, Chuonradi, Henrici" by charter dated 25 Sep 912[27].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster Murbach by charter dated 12 Mar 913 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum…Erchangarii, Chuonradi, Hugonis, Ottonis, Heinrici, Bopponis, Udalrici, Eberhardi"[28].  The Annales Alamannicorum record "discordiam inter regem et Erchangerum" in 913, but that he was among those who defeated the Hungarians and thereafter made peace with the king (confirmed by the latter's marriage to Erchanger's sister)[29].  He revolted against Konrad I King of Germany in 913/14, was acclaimed dux after the defeat of his rivals at Hohenaltheim in 916, but executed in 917[30]Regino records in 917 "Erchanger et Berahtold decollantur"[31]

2.         BERTHOLD (-executed 917).  "Chuonradus…rex" made donations by charter dated 5 Mar 912 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Sigihardi, Arnolfi, Erichangarii, Odalrici, Perchtoldi, Chuonradi, Herimanni, Luitfredi atque Iringi"[32].  The Annales Sangallenses record that "Erchanger et Perehtolt frater eius et Uadalricus comes" were among those who defeated the Hungarians in 913[33].  The Annales Alamannicorum record that "Erchanger, Perahtolt et Liutfrid" were killed in 916[34], without specifying the relationship between Erchanger and Berthold. 

3.         KUNIGUNDE (-after 7 Jun 914, bur Kloster Lorsch).  Her two marriages are confirmed by the Annales Alamannicorum which record the marriage in 913 of "sororem [Erchangeri] Liupoldi relictam" with the king[35].  Her second husband arranged their marriage in an unsuccessful attempt to ally himself with her brother and with Arnulf Duke of Bavaria[36].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted rights to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 7 Jun 914 which names "coniugis nostre Chunigunde regine"[37].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed grants of property "sue locum Ginga" to Kloster Lorsch by "coniux nostra Chunigund" by charter dated 8 Feb 915[38]m firstly [as his second wife,] LIUTPOLD Markgraf [Luitpoldinger], son of --- (-killed in battle near Pressburg 4 Jul 907).  m secondly (913) KONRAD I King of Germany, son of KONRAD Graf in der Wetterau und im Wormsgau, Markgraf in Thuringia [Konradiner] & his wife Glismut (-19 Oct 918, bur Fulda). 

 

 

1.         ERCHANGER (-after 7 Nov 921).  A document dated 7 Nov 921 recording a meeting between Charles III "le Simple" King of France and Heinrich I King of Germany names "Matfredus, Erkengerus, Hagano, Boso, Waltherus, Isaac, Ragenberus, Theodricus, Adalardus, Adelelmus" as representatives of the former[39].  It is not known how Erchanger may have been related to the earlier counts of this name. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN im GRABFELD

 

 

A.      Die "alten" BABENBERGER

 

 

Several different counts are recorded in pagus Grabfeld at the same time.  There is no proof that they were all related.  Their number indicates that Grabfeld was a geographically extensive pagus with several different comital centres.  The documentation records a close connection between these counts and the monastery of Fulda, as can be seen in the details set out below.  A charter of Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks dated 5 Feb 834 records that Fulda was located in "pago Grapfelt" although it does not name any of the counts[40]

 

 

 

HEINRICH, son of [41]HEIMRICH [Heimo] Graf im Oberrheingau und im Lahngau & his wife --- (-after 812).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf. 

m HADABURG, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   

Graf Heinrich & his wife had two children: 

1.         POPPO [I] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf [im Grabfeld]: "Popo comes" is named in the charter dated 4 Nov 819 under which "Reginolt" donated property "in pago Grapfeld in villa Nordheim et in pago Folcfeld…in pago Gozfeld…in pago…Weringeuue" to Fulda[42].  "Popponi comitis" subscribed the charter dated 23 Nov 819 under which "Albhart" donated property "in pago Grapfelde" to Fulda[43].  "Poppo comes" subscribed the charter dated 24 May 821 under which "Helmrih" donated property to Fulda[44].  "Poppo comes" donated property "in situa Bochonis…iuxta fluvium Lutraha…in pago Grapfeld" to Fulda by charter dated 1 Feb 826[45].  "Ludewicus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the donation of property "duas…villas ex beneficio Bopponis comites infra Boboniam quarum…Geismara et Borsaa" to Fulda by charter dated 27 Feb 839[46]

2.         HEIMERICH (-836).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf.  m ---.  The name of Heimerich's wife is not known.  Heimerich & his wife had one possible child: 

a)         [RATOLF (-after 15 Mar 838).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "Ratolfi comitis, Hrabani filii eius" subscribed the charter dated 15 Mar 838 under which "Uualtpraht" donated property "in pago Grapfeld in villa Stetihaha" to Fulda[47].]  m ---.  The name of Ratolf's wife is not known.  Ratolf & his wife had one child: 

i)          HRABAN (-after 15 Mar 838).  "Ratolfi comitis, Hrabani filii eius" subscribed the charter dated 15 Mar 838 under which "Uualtpraht" donated property "in pago Grapfeld in villa Stetihaha" to Fulda[48]

 

 

There is too large a chronological gap between Poppo [I] and the three brothers Heinrich, Poppo and Egino for the latter to have been sons of the former, assuming that they are descended directly from Poppo [I].  No indication has been found about the identity of their father.  Jackman suggests that he was Christian [I] Graf im Grabfeld, his son Christian [II] therefore being another brother[49].  However, if this is correct, it is surprising that the name Christian is not found among the descendants of the three brothers.  Presumably Jackman bases this speculation on the common reference to Grabfeld.  However, as noted above, there appear to have been several different families of counts who held countships in Grabfeld at the same time and it is not certain that they were all related to each other. 

1.         HEINRICH (-killed in battle Paris [before Sep] 886, bur St Médard at Soissons).  The Annales Fuldenses names "Poppone fratre Henirico et Eginone comitibus"[50].  He was invested as Marquis en Neustrie in 886. 

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2.         POPPO [II] (-906 or after).  The Annales Fuldenses record that "Sclavi…Dalmatii et Behemi atque Sorabi" invaded Thuringia in 880 and devastated the land around "Salam fluvium", in which battle "Poppo comes et dux Sorabici limitis" fought[51]Duke in Thuringia.  The Annales Fuldenses record "in Thuringia…quibus Poppo comes et dux Sorabici" campaigning in 880[52], and more specifically names "Poppone fratre Heinrico et Eginone comitibus", recording that he conquered "Thuringis inferior"[53].  The Annales Fuldenses records the civil war between Saxons and Thuringians in 882, through the machinations of "Poppone fratre Heinrici et Egninone comitibus" and Poppo's subsequent conquest of "Thuringis inferior"[54].  The Annales Fuldenses records a conflict in 883 between "Boppo et Egino comites et duces Thuringorum", in which Poppo was victorious[55].  "Gotesdeu" donated property "in pago Badnegewe in comitatu Eginonis…in pago Graphelt in comitatu Heinrici…loco Munrichestat" to Fulda by charter dated 16 Apr 887, signed by "Boppo comes"[56].  "Bobbo comes, Adalbraht, Bobbo filii eius…" witnessed an undated charter, placed with charters dated [887/89] in the cartulary, under which "Martinus" donated property "in pago Graphelde in Norchemero marca in comitatu Adalberti" to Fulda, with the consent of "sui domini Bobbonis"[57].  "Arnolfus…rex" donated property "in pago Uuormazfelda in comitatu Megingaudi…in villa Dechidestein" to Kloster Fulda on the proposal of "Pobbonis et Deotpoldi [comitum]" by charter dated 21 Jul 889[58].  "Arnolfus…rex" gave property "nuncupante Hruodeshof in pago Folchfelda in comitatu Ebonis" to "nostræ Fridarun" on the intervention of "Popbonis marchionis nostri" by charter dated 12 Jan 891[59].  The Annales Fuldenses records that "Poppo dux Thuringorum" was deprived of his honours in 891[60].  Regino specifies that his dukedom was given to "Chuonrado" and soon after to "Burchardo comitis"[61].  Ludwig "das Kind" King of Germany issued a charter relating to Kloster Fulda "in pago Folcfelda in comitatu Popponis" dated 29 Jun 906[62]m [--- of Thuringia, daughter of THAKULF Duke in Thuringia & his wife ---.  Jackman speculates that Poppo owed his dukedom in Thuringia to having married the daughter of Duke Thakulf, sister of Duke Radulf[63].  This is an interesting theory but it assumes that the principle of heredity played a part in the transfer of such titles, an issue which merits further study.]  Duke Poppo [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         ADALBERT (-after 915).  "Bobbo comes, Adalbraht, Bobbo filii eius…" witnessed an undated charter, placed with charters dated [887/89] in the cartulary, under which "Martinus" donated property "in pago Graphelde in Norchemero marca in comitatu Adalberti" to Fulda, with the consent of "sui domini Bobbonis"[64].  Graf im Grabfeld and Tullfeld. 

b)         POPPO [III] (-945).  "Bobbo comes, Adalbraht, Bobbo filii eius…" witnessed an undated charter, placed with charters dated [887/89] in the cartulary, under which "Martinus" donated property "in pago Graphelde in Norchemero marca in comitatu Adalberti" to Fulda, with the consent of "sui domini Bobbonis"[65].  Graf im Grabfeld und Tullfeld.  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster Murbach by charter dated 12 Mar 913 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum…Erchangarii, Chuonradi, Hugonis, Ottonis, Heinrici, Bopponis, Udalrici, Eberhardi"[66].  Heinrich I King of Germany granted property "in Buochunna sitas…in pago Grapfeld in comitatu Bobbonis infra terminum Soresdorf…in loco Berahtoltestafta" to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 22 Jun 922[67].  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed rights of the bishopric of Würzburg to income from various properties at the suggestion of "presul Thioto…cum Bobbone comite" by charter dated 8 Apr 923[68].  "Otto…rex" granted privileges to Würzburg church relating to property "in Nordheimono marco…in pago Craffelda in comitatu Popponis" and of "Poppo comes noster" by charter dated 13 Dec 941[69].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[70], Graf Poppo [III] was the possible father of Graf Poppo [IV] and of Graf Otto [I] (-died after 982).  The latter appears identical with "Otto Graf von Grabfeld", who has been identified by Jackman[71] as the son of Udo Graf in der Wetterau, im Rheingau und Lahngau [Konradiner]. 

c)         [daughter .  Patze suggests that the wife of Graf Wilhelm [I] was the daughter of Poppo [II] Duke of Thuringia, Graf im Volkfeld[72].  Jackman comments that "this is chronologically very unlikely"[73].  The source which provides the basis for this suggestion has not been identified, although her naming her supposed son Poppo suggests a connection.  It should be noted that the sons of Poppo [II] were Grafen im Grabfeld (according to Europäische Stammtafeln[74]).  The wife of Graf Wilhelm [I]'s possible son, Graf Wilhelm [II], was the daughter of Otto "Graf von Grabfeld".  This suggests some possible confusion between the wives of the two Grafen Wilhelm.  m WILHELM I Graf in Südthüringau, im Gau Usiti [Husitin] und im Helms- und Altgau [Weimar-Orlamünde], son of --- (-16 Apr 963).] 

3.         EGINO (-[886/87]).  The Annales Fuldenses records the civil war between Saxons and Thuringians in 882, through the machinations of "Poppone fratre Heinrici et Egninone comitibus" and Poppo's subsequent conquest of "Thuringis inferior"[75].  The Annales Fuldenses records a conflict in 883 between "Boppo et Egino comites et duces Thuringorum", in which Poppo was victorious[76].  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 886 of "Egino com"[77].  "Gotesdeu" donated property "in pago Badnegewe in comitatu Eginonis…in pago Graphelt in comitatu Heinrici…loco Munrichestat" to Fulda by charter dated 16 Apr 887, signed by "Boppo comes"[78], which places some doubt on the date of death in the previous source.  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "ad Chrutheim in pagis Folcfeld et in Iffigeuue in comitatibus filiorum Heimrici et Eginonis" to "ministerialis…Epo" by charter dated 13 Mar 888[79]

 

 

HEINRICH, son of --- (-killed in battle Paris [before Sep] 886, bur St Médard at Soissons).  The Annales Fuldenses names "Poppone fratre Henirico et Eginone comitibus"[80].  The Annales Fuldenses record that "Heinricum principum" led the army of Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks into Moravia in 866[81].  The Annales Fuldenses names "Henricum" as "principum militiæ suæ [=Hludowicus Hludowici regis filius]" and as "comitis vassalus" in 871[82].  The Annales Fuldenses records the victory of "Heinricus et Adalhartus" against "Thiotbaldo principe militiæ Hugonis" in 880[83].  The Annales Fuldenses records the civil war between Saxons and Thuringians in 882, through the machinations of "Poppone fratre Heinrici et Egninone comitibus" and Poppo's subsequent conquest of "Thuringis inferior"[84].  The Annales Fuldenses record that "Heinricus frater Popponis" fought the Vikings at "Prumiam" in 883[85].  He was invested as Marquis en Neustrie in 886 by Emperor Karl III "der Dicke", who was at that time briefly King of the West Franks, after the death of Hugues l'Abbé.  Abbo's Bella Parisiciæ Urbis records the part played by "Saxonia vir Ainricus" at the siege of Paris in 886[86].  The Annales Fuldenses record that "Heinrico marchensi Francorum" who held Neustria was killed at the siege of Paris in 886[87].  The necrology of Fulda records the death "886 Kal Sep" of "Heinrih com"[88]

m INGELTRUDIS [Baba], daughter of --- (-after 864).  The Annalista Saxo names Adalbert and his "pater Heinricus dux, mater Baba dicebatur"[89].  The primary source which confirms her name as Ingeltrudis has not yet been identified.  Eckhardt[90] suggests that Ingeltrudis was the daughter of Eberhard Marquis of Friulia & his wife Gisela [Carolingian], and therefore sister of Berengario I King of Italy.  However, this appears difficult chronologically given that her daughter Hedwig gave birth to her third child in 876. 

Heinrich & his wife had four children: 

1.         HEDWIG [Hathui] ([850/55]-24 Dec 903).  "Hathwiga" is named as wife of Otto in the Annalista Saxo, which in an earlier passage records that Heinrich I King of Germany was the son of the sister of Adalbert [Babenberg][91].  Her birth date is estimated from the birth of her third son in 876.  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 903 of "Hadwih com"[92].  The necrology of Merseburg records the death "24 Dec" of "Hathuui mater Heinrici regis"[93]m OTTO "der Erlauchte" Graf im Sudthüringau und Eichsfeld, son of LIUDOLF [von Sachsen] & his wife Oda [Billung] (-30 Nov 912[94], bur Gandersheim Stiftskirche).  He was chosen to succeed Ludwig "das Kind" [Carolingian] as king of Germany in 911 but, according to Widukind, he declined on the grounds of his advanced age and recommended the election of Konrad ex-Duke of the Franconians[95]

2.         ADALBERT (-executed 9 Jun 906).  The Annalista Saxo names Adalbert and his "pater Heinricus dux, mater Baba dicebatur", when recording his struggle with the Konradiner family[96]Regino records "magna discordianum" between "Rodulfum episcopum Wirziburgensem" and "filios Heinrici ducis, Adalbertum, Adalhardum et Heinricum" in 897[97]Regino records the war in 902 between "Adalbertus cum fratribus Adalhardo et Heinrico" against "Eberhardum et Gebehardum et Rodulfum fratres"[98]Regino records that in 903 "Adalbertus Rodulfum episcopum Wiziburgensis ecclesia fugat"[99].  "Adalberti comitis" exchanged property with the abbot of Fulda by charter dated 26 Apr 903[100].  The Annales Alammanicorum record that in 903 "Adalbertus Chonradum bello occidit"[101].  The Annales Laubacenses record that in 906 "Adalbertus filius Heinrichi, ficta fide episcoporum deceptus, capite decollatus est"[102].  Graf.  He was executed during the bitter quarrel between the Babenberger and Konradiner families, which marked the breaking of Babenberg power in central Germany[103]m ---.  The name of Adalbert's wife is not known.  Adalbert & his wife had one possible child: 

a)         [HEINRICH (-[935]).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[104], Heinrich was the probable son of Adalbert or of one of Adalbert's brothers.  This is supported by his being described as "propinquus noster" by Heinrich I King of Germany (see below), who was the son of Adalbert's sister Hedwig and would therefore have been Heinrich's first cousin if the relationship is correctly shown here.  Konrad I King of Germany granted property "in pago Ibfigeuue et in comitatu Ernusti comitis sitas…in locis Leimbah, Steinaha et Thiefbach" to the bishop of Freising at the request of "Erchangarii et Heinrici comitum" by charter dated 8 Aug 912[105].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property to Diotolf Bishop of Chur on the advice of "Erchangarii comitis palatii, Perahtoldi, Chuonradi, Henrici" by charter dated 25 Sep 912[106].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster Murbach by charter dated 12 Mar 913 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum…Erchangarii, Chuonradi, Hugonis, Ottonis, Heinrici, Bopponis, Udalrici, Eberhardi"[107].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property to Udalfrid Bishop of Eichstätt by charter dated 9 Sep 918 at the request of "Eberhardo et Heinricho comitibus"[108].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property to "in pago Hegouue in eodem comitatu…in loco Siginga" to "Baboni…comitis Burchardi vassallo" after consultation with "Burchardi, Ebarhardi, Chuonradi, Heinrici atque Utonis…comitum" by charter dated 30 Nov 920[109].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property to "ducis nostri Arnulfi vassallo Kerung" at the request of "comitis ac propinqui nostri Henrici" by charter dated 18 Oct 927[110].  This suggests that Heinrich was a Bavarian count, Arnulf being duke of Bavaria.  "Henricus…rex" granted property "in pago Sueuia in comitatu…Sigifridi curtem…Groninga…et Croppensteti et Emmundorp" to "Sigifredo…comiti" at the request of "Henrici comitis" by charter dated 25 Jun 934[111].]  m ---.  The name of Heinrich's wife is not known.  Heinrich & his wife had three possible children: 

i)          [HEINRICH (-Rome 3 Jul 964).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Archbishop of Trier 956.] 

ii)         [POPPO (-15 Feb 961).  Brother of Heinrich Archbishop of Trier.  Chancellor of Germany 931/940.  Bishop of Würzburg 941.  The necrology of St Gall records the death "XV Kal Mar" of "Popponis Wirciburgensis ecclesie ep"[112].] 

iii)        [[113]BERTHOLD (-15 Jan 980).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf 941.  Graf im Radenzgau 960.  Graf an der unteren Naab 961.  Graf im Volkfeld 973.  Markgraf 976.  Graf des Ostlichen Franken 980.] 

-         MARKGRAFEN von SCHWEINFURT

3.         ADALHARD (-executed 903).  Regino records "magna discordianum" between "Rodulfum episcopum Wirziburgensem" and "filios Heinrici ducis, Adalbertum, Adalhardum et Heinricum" in 897[114]Regino records the war between "Adalbertus cum fratribus Adalhardo et Heinrico" against "Eberhardum et Gebehardum et Rodulfum fratres", specifying that "Adalhardus captor…est"[115].  The Annales Alammanicorum record that in 900 "Adalhart et Heimrich frater eius et Eberhardius bello occisi sunt"[116]

4.         HEINRICH (-killed in battle [902/03]).  Regino records "magna discordianum" between "Rodulfum episcopum Wirziburgensem" and "filios Heinrici ducis, Adalbertum, Adalhardum et Heinricum" in 897[117]Regino records the war between "Adalbertus cum fratribus Adalhardo et Heinrico" against "Eberhardum et Gebehardum et Rodulfum fratres", specifying that "Heinrich interfectus…est"[118].  The Annales Alammanicorum record that in 900 "Adalhart et Heimrich frater eius et Eberhardius bello occisi sunt"[119]

 

 

1.         OTTO (-[983/85]).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[120], Otto was the possible son of Poppo [III] Graf im Grabfeld und Tullfeld, but the source on which this is based has not been identified.  Jackman suggests that he was the same person as Otto, son of Graf Udo [Konradiner][121], but this theory is intertwined with his other theory concerning the affiliation of Graf Heribert, father of Otto von Hammerstein.  "Otto…rex" granted property "villam Northeim in pago Salzgowe in comitatu Ottonis comitis" to Kloster Fulda by undated charter placed in the compilation with other charters dated in early 951[122].  Graf im Grabfeld.  m ---.  The name of Otto's wife is not known.  Otto & his wife had [four] children:

a)         [daughter .  The name of Graf Wilhelm [II]'s wife is not known.  Jackman suggests[123], for onomastic reasons only it appears, that she was the daughter of Otto Graf von Grabfeld, his assumption being that the latter was a Konradiner.  m WILHELM II "der Grosse" Graf von Weimar, son of [WILHELM I Graf in Südthüringau, im Helms- und Altgau & his wife ---] (-24 Dec 1003, bur Naumburg).]   

b)         GEBHARD (-982).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 982 of "Gebehart com"[124]

c)         OTTO (-27 May 1010).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf im Grabfeld.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[125], Graf Otto was the father of Poppo Graf von Henneberg and his brother Godebold Burggraf von Würzburg (ancestor of the later Grafen von Henneberg).  It appears that this is based on onomastic reasons, as the same source states that Graf Otto's male line great grandfather was possibly Poppo [II] Markgraf der Sorbenmark, Graf im Volkfeld ("alte" Babenberger).  If this descent is incorrect, it is assumed that there is no further basis for the suggestion.  The necrology of Fulda records the death "1010 VI Kal Iun" of "Otto com"[126]

d)         HERMANN (-killed in battle Marabolt 13 Jul 995).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Leinegau.  The necrology of Fulda records the death "995 III Id Iul" of "Heriman com occisus est Marabolt"[127]

 

 

 

B.      FAMILY of GRAF CHRISTIAN

 

 

The individuals in the following proposed family sub-group are linked by common references in charters which record donations to Fulda.  Christian [I] and Burkhard are shown as counts in Grabfeld, although Burkhard is also recorded as count in "pagis Dreini et Boroctra" assuming that the reference is to the same person.  Burkhard and Hesso [II] subscribed one of the charters of Christian [I].  Christian [I] and Hesso [II] are referred to in a royal diploma relating to Fulda, which also introduces Liutolf into the group.  Hesso [II] could be linked with Hesso [I], who is listed among the group of Saxon nobility.  The latter is recorded as one of the Saxon counts who fought Charles I King of the Franks during the latter part of the 8th century and is also linked in the documentation with Fulda. 

 

 

Three probable brothers: 

1.         BURKHARD (-after 23 Feb 866).  "Burgrat comes" donated property "in pago Grapfeld in…Buchonia villam…Motten" to Fulda by charter dated 13 Aug 837[128].  This is presumably the same person as one of the subscribers "Hesses comitis, Burgharti comitis" to the charter dated 27 Jun 837 under which "Cristan [comes]" donated property "in provincia Grapfeldorum…in villa Iuchisa" to Fulda by charter dated 27 Jun 837, signed by "Christani comitis"[129].  He may be the same Burkhard whose county is referred to in the charter dated 13 Jun 858 under which "Ludowicus…rex" granted property to Kloster Herford "in pagis Dreini et Boroctra…in comitatibus Burchardi et Warini…in Seliheim et in Stocheim"[130].  He may also be the same Burkhard whose county is referred to in the charter dated 25 Apr 859 under which "Ludowicus…rex" granted property to Fulda "in pagis Grainga et Threcwiti…et in comitatibus Burchardi, Waltberti et Albrici atque Letti"[131].  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of Germany dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[132].  The appearance of the names "…Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus…" in sequence in this document supports the theory that the three were brothers.  "Nordman" donated property "in provincia Crapfeldoue" to Fulda by charter dated 23 Feb 866 which names "quondam dominus meus Hessi comes" and is subscribed by "Burgharti comitis"[133]

2.         CHRISTIAN [I] (-18 Feb 871).  "Cristan [comes]" donated property "in provincia Grapfeldorum…in villa Iuchisa" to Fulda by charter dated 27 Jun 837, signed by "Christani comitis…Hesses comitis, Burgharti comitis"[134].  Ludwig "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks confirmed rights of "Lutolfo, Cristano et Hessoni comitibus" relating to Kloster Fulda by an undated charter, with charters dated 849 in the compilation[135].  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of Germany dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[136].  The appearance of the names "…Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus…" in sequence in this document supports the theory that the three were brothers.  Ludwig "der Deutsche" King of Germany granted property to "comes…Cristianus" by charter dated 8 Jul 861[137].  He is probably "Christianus comes" who agreed an exchange of land in Wachenheim and Schifferstadt "in pago Spirense" with Gebhard Bishop of Speyer, confirmed by charter of Ludwig "der Deutsche" King of Germany dated 25 May 868[138].  The necrology of Fulda records the death "871 12 Kal Mar" of "Cristan comes"[139]m HEILWIG, daughter of ---.  "Ludowicus…rex" confirmed possession by "Cristiano comiti et uxori eius…Heilwih" of their foundation Kloster Rohr and made donations of property "quod suus genitor ei hereditavit…in pago Grabfeld…in loco Cristaneshusen" by an undated charter, placed in the compilation among charters dated [868/70][140].  Christian [I] & his wife had [one probable child]: 

a)         [CHRISTIAN [II] (-[876/86]).  "Cunihilt" donated property "in pago Grapfelde in comitatu Kristani comitis" to Fulda by charter dated 874, signed by "Kristani comitis"[141].  "Elli, Ermenolt et Bald" donated property "in pago Grapfeldo in comitatu Kristani comitis" to Fulda by charter dated 14 Feb 876[142].  "Kristan comes…" is named with Liutbert Archbishop of Mainz in a charter dated 18 May 876 which records the settlement of a dispute between the archbishop and Sigihard Abbot of Fulda[143].  "Adalgardi comitis, Erinfridi comitis, Cristiani comitis" signed the charter dated 1 Oct 877 under which "Liutharius" donated property "in pago Lobodense in villare Husa…Sahssenheim…" to Lorsch[144].  None of these documents prove that Christian [II] was the son of Christian [I], but this looks probable.  m ---.  The name of Christian's wife is not known.  Christian [II] & his wife had [two possible children]:

i)          [HEINRICH (-after 16 Apr 887).  "Gotesdeu" donated property "in pago Badnegewe in comitatu Eginonis…in pago Graphelt in comitatu Heinrici…loco Munrichestat" to Fulda by charter dated 16 Apr 887, signed by "Boppo comes"[145].  It is possible that Heinrich was related to the Alten Babenberger family, as both "Egino" and "Boppo", also named in the document, appear to have belonged to that family.]

ii)         [HERMANN (-11 Apr 925).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Archbishop of Köln 890.] 

3.         LIUDOLF [Liutolf] (-[864]).  "Ludowicus…rex" confirmed rights of "Lutolfo, Cristano et Hessoni comitibus" relating to Kloster Fulda by an undated charter, with charters dated 849 in the compilation[146].  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of Germany dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[147].  The appearance of the names "…Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus…" in sequence in this document supports the theory that the three were brothers.  The Annales Weingartenses record the death in 864 of “Eberht, Liutolf, Erchanger, Liutfrid, Ruadolf, Purghart et alii quam plurimi istius regni Principes[148]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    GRAFEN im LAHNGAU (KONRADINER)

 

 

This family, of Frankish origin, established a strong position in Franconia during the reign of Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of the East Franks.  They eliminated their closest rivals the Babenberger family in 906.  The succession of a member of this family to the German throne was seen as the obvious choice after the death without heirs of King Ludwig IV[149].  As will be seen in the analysis set out below, many of the family relationships in this family are speculative, based on the onomastic theories of Jackman.  

 

 

UDO, son of GEBHARD Graf im Niederlahngau & his wife ---.  Graf im Lahngau.  860/879. 

m ---.  The identity of Udo's wife is not known with certainty.  According to Jackman[150], she may have been [Judith], daughter of Konrad Graf im Linz- und Argengau.  King Arnulf in a charter dated 19 May 891 names "Chonradi…comitis et nepotis nostri"[151].  The speculation is that the relationship may have been through Konrad's mother who, if identified as the daughter of Konrad Graf im Linz- under Argengau, was the niece of King Arnulf's paternal grandmother Queen Hemma.  However, an interesting puzzle is highlighted by the charter dated 10 Feb 910 under which "Hludouuicus…rex" confirmed the foundation of St Georg at Limburg-an-der-Lahn at the request of "Chuonrati ducis et fidelis neptis nostri, cuidam Chuonrato…comiti nostro filio Eberhardi in pago Loganahe in suo comitatu"[152].  "Chuonrati ducis et fidelis neptis nostri…" in this document is identified as the future Konrad I King of Germany, and therefore the son of Konrad who is named in the 891 charter.   The two documents are therefore consistent in this respect when both are described as "nepotis" of King Arnulf and King Ludwig IV.  However, "…cuidam Chuonrato…comiti nostro filio Eberhardi" is identified as Konrad "Kurzbold", son of Eberhard (killed in [902/03]) who is identified in other sources (as explained below) as the brother of the senior Konrad who is named in the 891 charter.   The problem is that Konrad "Kurzbold" is not identified, either in the 910 charter or in other documentation in which he is named, as "nepos" of either of the Carolingian monarchs.  One explanation could be that Konrad and Eberhard were born from different marriages of their father.   

Udo & his wife had [four possible] children[153], who as shown below are confirmed as brothers in primary sources none of which mentions their parentage: 

1.         KONRAD ([845/60]-killed in battle near Fritzlar 27 Feb 906, bur Weilburg Martinskirche)Regino names "Chuonradus senior [et] frater eius Gebehardus", specifying that Konrad resided in Hessen at Friedeslar[154].  His birth date range is estimated from other estimated birth date ranges of members of the family and the known dates of Konrad's own career.  Graf im Oberlahngau 886.  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in comitatu Nordgauensis…in villa Yebinesheim" to the church of Speyer at the request of "Chuonradi comitis ministerialisque" by charter dated 3 Feb 891[155]Regino specifies that the dukedom of "Boppo dux Thuringorum" was given to "Chuonrado" in 892 and soon after to "Burchardo comitis"[156].  "Conradum, patrem Conradi postea regis" is named in the Annalista Saxo, when recording his quarrel with Adalbert [Babenberg] and Heinrich of Saxony[157].  The Annales Alammanicorum record that in 903 "Adalbertus Chonradum bello occidit"[158].  Graf im Hessengau 897.  "Adelbero…Augustensis ecclesiæ…præsul" donated property to Lorsch "in pago Rinigouue in comitatum Gebehardi" by charter dated 20 May [896/99], signed by "Cunrado, Walahone, Gebehardo, Ruperto, Liutfrido, Burkardo, Dragebodo comitibus"[159].  Graf im Gotzfeldgau 903:  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed privileges to the bishopric of Würzburg by charter dated 9 Jul 903 at the request (among others) of "comitum…Chonrati…" and which related to property "in pago Cozfelda in comitatu Chonrati"[160].  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed property of Stift Kaiserswerth naming "Cuonrat…propinquus noster et abba cœnobii sancti Suithberti" at the request of "comitum…Cuonrati…et Gebeharti" by charter dated 3 Aug 904[161].  A charter dated 14 Jun 904 records an agreement between Hatto Archbishop of Mainz and the abbot of Riamnis "in manum…suique advocate Burkardi…comitis" relating to property "in locis Wilheim, Pisinga et Vosinga", signed by "Adelbertus comes, Arnolfus comes, Cunradus comes, Erinfridus comes, Liutfridus comes"[162].  Graf in der Wetterau 905.  Graf im Wormsgau 906: "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed property of the church of Worms including "res in pago Wormazfelde in comitatu Kuonrati" which "comes Gebehartus" held, by charter dated 2 Sep 906[163]Regino records that "Chuonradus comes" sent "filium suum Chuonradum" against "Gerardum et fratrem eius Matfridum" in 906[164].  Markgraf in Thuringia[165]Regino records the death in battle "906 III Kal Mar" of "Chuonradus senior" and his burial "in castello Wileneburch" by "filii cum matre" (without naming them)[166]m GLISMOD, daughter of --- (-26 Apr 924).  "Chuonradus…rex" made a donation of property "in pago Husitin et in comitatu Bardonis…curtem Dribura…et in pago Loganacgouue…in comitatu Ottonis fratris nostri" to Kloster Fulda on the intervention of "genitricis nostræ Glismodæ" by charter dated 1 Jul 912[167].  Jackman speculates[168] that Glismod must have been related to the earlier dukes in Thuringia, which would have given her husband a hereditary claim to the dukedom which he held briefly, postulating that she was the daughter of a sister of Duke Thakulf[169].  This assumes the grant depended on some hereditary right and was not merely a reward for personal service.  The Annales Necrologici Fuldenses record the death "VI Kal Mai 924" of "Glismuot com"[170].  Graf Konrad & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         KONRAD ([875/85]-19 Oct or 23 Dec 918, bur Fulda)Regino records that "Chuonradus comes" sent "filium suum Chuonradum" against "Gerardum et fratrem eius Matfridum" in 906[171].  Graf im Hessengau 908: "Hludowicus…rex" granted property to Kloster Hersfeld built "in pago Hassionum in comitatu Chuonrati" by charter dated 17 Dec 908[172].  "Hludowicus…rex" granted property to the church of Salzburg by charter dated 17 Dec 908 which names "Chonradi comitis nostri atque propinqui"[173].  "Hludouuicus…rex" confirmed the foundation of St Georg at Limburg-an-der-Lahn at the request of "Chuonrati ducis et fidelis neptis nostri, cuidam Chuonrato…comiti nostro filio Eberhardi in pago Loganahe in suo comitatu" by charter dated 10 Feb 910[174].  Graf im Keldachgau 910: "Hludowicus…rex" granted property to "presbitero Foldger" at the request of "Chuonradus comes ac propinquus noster…in pago Keldocense in comitatu ipsius Chuonradi" by charter dated 26 Jul 910[175].  "Hludowicus…rex" granted property to "presbitero Gozbold" at the request of "Chuonradi et Eberhardi comitum" by charter dated 16 Jun 911[176].  He was elected KONRAD I King of Germany at Forchheim [7/10] Nov 911, with support from "Franks, Saxons, Alemans and Bavarians"[177].  He was opposed by his brother-in-law Erchanger who rebelled in 915, and by Arnulf Duke of Bavaria[178].  He was wounded on an expedition against Duke Arnulf, which led to his death[179].  On his deathbed he nominated Heinrich of Saxony as his successor as king of Germany[180].  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 918 of "Cuonradus rex"[181]Regino records the death of "Chuonradus rex" in 919 and his burial in Fulda monastery[182].  The necrology of St Gall records the death "X Kal Jan" of "Chuonradi regis"[183].  Thietmar records his death on 19 Oct, and his "funeral obsequies…at Weilburg"[184].  The Annalista Saxo records that "sepultus est in civitate sua Wilinaburh"[185]m (before 7 Jun 914) as her second husband, KUNIGUNDE, widow of LIUTPOLD Markgraf [Liutpoldinger], sister of Graf ERCHANGER [Ahalolfinger] (bur Kloster Lorsch).  Her two marriages are confirmed by the Annales Alamannicorum which record the marriage in 913 of "sororem [Erchangeri] Liupoldi relictam" with the king[186].  Her second husband arranged their marriage in an unsuccessful attempt to ally himself with her brother and with Arnulf Duke of Bavaria[187].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted rights to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 7 Jun 914 which names "coniugis nostre Chunigunde regine"[188].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed grants of property "sue locum Ginga" to Kloster Lorsch by "coniux nostra Chunigund" by charter dated 8 Feb 915[189]

b)         EBERHARD (-killed in battle near Andernach 23 Oct 939).  The Chronicon Laureshamense records a declaration of "Chuonradus rex" dated "914 VII Id Iun apud Franchonfort" relating to the freedom of election of abbots in which he names "Eberhardi marchionis fratris nostri"[190].  Widukind names "Evurhardus frater regis"[191].  Thietmar also names Eberhard as brother of King Konrad, when recording that the latter recommended that he support the election of the future King Heinrich I on his deathbed[192].  Lay Abbot of St Maximin at Trier 909.  "Hludowicus…rex" granted property to "presbitero Gozbold" at the request of "Chuonradi et Eberhardi comitum" by charter dated 16 Jun 911[193].  "Chuonradus…rex" donated property "in Turgeuue cirtem…Vuihare et in Alpegeuue locum…Sueininga…et in pago Para curtem…Oberendorf" to Kloster St Gallen on the intervention of "Eburhardique germani fratris nostri" by charter dated 14 Mar 912[194].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster Murbach by charter dated 12 Mar 913 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum…Erchangarii, Chuonradi, Hugonis, Ottonis, Heinrici, Bopponis, Udalrici, Eberhardi"[195].  Graf im Hessen und Perfgau 913.  Graf im Oberlahngau 913 and 928.  Markgraf 914: "Chuonradus…rex" granted property "villa Bercheim in comitatu Eberhardi in pago Tuonahgouue" to "capellano Reginolf" by charter dated 4 May 916[196].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted rights to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 7 Jun 914 which names "coniugis nostre Chunigunde regine"[197].  Duke of Franconia.  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property to Udalfrid Bishop of Eichstätt by charter dated 9 Sep 918 at the request of "Eberhardo et Heinricho comitibus"[198].  He submitted to Heinrich I King of Germany, elected in 919 to succeed his deceased brother[199].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property to "in pago Hegouue in eodem comitatu…in loco Siginga" to "Baboni…comitis Burchardi vassallo" after consultation with "Burchardi, Ebarhardi, Chuonradi, Heinrici atque Utonis…comitum" by charter dated 30 Nov 920[200].  A document dated 7 Nov 921 recording a meeting between Charles III "le Simple" King of France and Heinrich I King of Germany names "Evrardus, Chonradus, Herimannus, Hato, Godefredus, Otto, Herimannus, Cobbo, Magenhardus, Fridericus, Foldac" as representatives of the latter[201].  Truchsess 936.  Pfalzgraf 938.  He rebelled against Otto I "der Große" King of Germany in 938, seized Hellmern, and captured Heinrich, the king's brother, for which he was imprisoned at Hildesheim[202].  He was killed by his cousins, the brothers Hermann I Duke of Swabia and Udo[203].  Regino records that "Eberhardus" was sent into exile in 939 and killed[204].  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 939 of "Eburhart dux"[205].  [m ---.  Jackman speculates[206] that Eberhard married (after Jun 910), as her third husband, Oda von Sachsen, widow firstly of Zwentibold King of Lotharingia [Carolingian] and secondly of Graf Gerhard [Matfriede], daughter of Otto “des Erlauchten” Duke [of Saxony] & his wife Hedwig (-2 Jul after 952), for onomastic reasons as the name of Eberhard's supposed daughter (her affiliation also being based only on his own separate onomastic hypothesis) was that of Oda's maternal grandmother.  This is an interesting theory but it accumulates one onomastic hypothesis on another and must be considered highly speculative.]  Eberhard [& his wife had one possible daughter]: 

i)          [INGELTRUD.  Jackman[207] suggests, for onomastic reasons only, that the wife of Vicomte Robert may have been the daughter of Graf Eberhard.  However, this appears unlikely from a geographical perspective.  In addition, no strikingly typical Konradiner names feature among this couple's descendants.  Settipani suggests that Ingeltrud may have been the daughter of Eberhard's younger brother Otto[208]m ROBERT Vicomte de Dijon, son of ---.] 

c)         OTTO (-after 918).  "Chuonradus…rex" made a donation of property "in pago Husitin et in comitatu Bardonis…curtem Dribura…et in pago Loganacgouue…in comitatu Ottonis fratris nostri" to Kloster Fulda on the intervention of "genitricis nostræ Glismodæ" by charter dated 1 Jul 912[209].  Graf im Ruhrgau.  Graf an der mittleren Lahn 912: "Chuonradus…rex" granted property "in pago Logenahe in comitatu Ottonis germani nostri…curtem Reltenbach" to the convent at Weilburg by charter dated 28 Nov 912[210]

d)         [daughter .  Widukind names "Burghardum quoque Bardonem", specifying "quorum alter gener regis erat", when recording that Duke Heinrich drove them from Thuringia in 913[211].  “Burchardus comes” donated property to Bonn St Cassius, for the souls of “meæ...parentumque meorum atque...fratris mei Kunradi Francorum...regis”, at the request of “Waldolfi prepositi”, by charter dated to [911/18][212]m BURKHARD, son of BURKHARD dux in Thuringia & his wife ---.] 

2.         EBERHARD (-killed in battle near Bamberg [902/903])Regino records the war in 902 between "Adalbertus cum fratribus Adalhardo et Heinrico" against "Eberhardum et Gebehardum et Rodulfum fratres", specifying that "Eberhardis multis vulneribus in prœlio occidit"[213].  The Annales Alammanicorum record that in 900 "Adalhart et Heimrich frater eius et Eberhardius bello occisi sunt"[214].  Graf im Niederlahngau.  Graf in der Ortenau 888.  m [WILTRUD], daughter of ---.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[215], the wife of Eberhard may have been Wiltrud, daughter of [Walacho & his wife ---].  Presumably her name is deduced from the charter dated 933 under which "Wiltrud mater Cunradi cum manu eiusdem filii sui" donated "omnem decimationem in Dissermark et in Brubechermark et in Lonstein" to "monasterium…Marcellini et Petri…situm in superiori Mulnheim…Selgenstat nuncupatur"[216].  This charter does not described Konrad as "comes".  However, a summary of donations to Kloster Bleidenstatt includes the donation by "Cunradus comes" on the death of "matris sue" of property "domo in qua Huwart vinitor habitat", undated[217].  This latter document does not name Konrad´s mother, but the suggestion is that Konrad may have been the same person as Konrad son of Wiltrud, on the assumption that the properties donated were in the same geographical area.  The basis for suggesting that Walacho was Wiltrud´s father is not known.  It may be related to the charter dated 5 Feb 902 under which Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany donated property "in pago Spiricovue in comitatu Walahonis in villa…Hasalach" to Kloster Weissenburg at the request of "Chuonrati et Purcharti comitum"[218].  "Purcharti" was presumably Walacho´s son named Burkhard.  It is possible that "Chuonrati" was Walacho´s grandson, son of his daughter Wiltrud, although if this is correct it is unclear why Konrad´s name should have preceded Burkhard´s in the document.  Eberhard & his wife had three children: 

a)         KONRAD "Kurzbold" ([885/90]-30 Jun 948, bur Limburg St Georg).  "Hludouuicus…rex" gave property "in pago Loganahe…Brichene" to "Chuonrato…comiti nostro filio Eberhardi" in connection with the foundation of St Georg at Limburg-an-der-Lahn by charter dated 10 Feb 910 which also names "Chuonrati…ducis et…nepotem nostri"[219].  Widukind names "Conradi Evurhardi filii"[220].  His birth date range is estimated on the assumption that he was a young adult when he was granted property in 910.  Graf im Wormsgau 907: "Hludouuicus…rex" gave property "in pago Wormatiense in comitatu Cunradi in villa…Dienenheim" to the monk Sigolf at Lorsch by charter dated 22 Oct 907[221].  Graf im Unterlahngau, when he founded St Georg at Limburg in 910 (see charter quoted above).  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property "in loco Munichinga in pago Chlethgeuue" to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 11 Mar 912 at the request of "comitum quoque Erchangarii et Chuonradi, Odalrici, Hugonis"[222].  "Chuonradus…rex" made donations by charter dated 5 Mar 912 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Sigihardi, Arnolfi, Erichangarii, Odalrici, Perchtoldi, Chuonradi, Herimanni, Luitfredi atque Iringi"[223].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property to Diotolf Bishop of Chur on the advice of "Erchangarii comitis palatii, Perahtoldi, Chuonradi, Henrici" by charter dated 25 Sep 912[224].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster Murbach by charter dated 12 Mar 913 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum…Erchangarii, Chuonradi, Hugonis, Ottonis, Heinrici, Bopponis, Udalrici, Eberhardi"[225].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property to "in pago Hegouue in eodem comitatu…in loco Siginga" to "Baboni…comitis Burchardi vassallo" after consultation with "Burchardi, Ebarhardi, Chuonradi, Heinrici atque Utonis…comitum" by charter dated 30 Nov 920[226].  Graf im Ahregau 927.  "Alfuuinus ac…coniux mea Ada" donated property "…in pago Achgouue…in comitatu Kuonradi comitis in villa Blitgeresuuilere…" to the Ursulastift in Köln by charter dated 12 Mar 927, signed by "…Euerhardi comitis, Adalhardi comitis…"[227].  Graf im Wormsgau 932: "Henricus…rex" granted property "in Triburi in pago Engilia in comitatu Megenwardi [et] in Istat in pago Nabelgowe in comitatu Meginwardi eiusdem et in Merseburc in pago Hosgowe in comitatu Sigifridi" to Kloster Fulda in exchange for property "in Abunheim in pago Warmazgowe in comitatu Chunradi" by charter dated 3 Jun 932[228].  ["Wiltrud mater Cunradi cum manu eiusdem filii sui" donated "omnem decimationem in Dissermark et in Brubechermark et in Lonstein" to "monasterium…Marcellini et Petri…situm in superiori Mulnheim…Selgenstat nuncupatur" by charter dated 933[229].  This donation was confirmed by Heinrich II King of Germany by a charter dated 30 Jan [1012/13] which relates to the donation to Kloster Seligenstatt by "matrone Wildrudis et Conradi filii sui" of "omnem decimationem suam…in Dissermark et in Brubechermark et in Lonsteyn"[230].]  "Otto…rex" donated "Meriske [Mörsch] in pago Vfgowe in comitatu Gebehardi" to the church of Speier "Baboni eiusdem comitis Burchardi vassallo in pago Hegouue" by charter dated 12 Feb 940 at the request of "Chuonradi…comitis nostri"[231].  "Otto…rex" granted property "prædium quale Eburhardus comes in loco Ubitisheim in pago Logenahe" to the church of Limburg St Georg at the request of "Chuonradi comitis" by charter dated 20 Apr 940[232].  "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Blesensi…et in pago Salnense et…infra civitatem Mettis…et in pago Bettense" to Kloster St Maximin Trier at the request of "germani nostri Heinrici…et Chuonradi comitis" by charter dated 3 Jun 940[233].  Wichfrid Archbishop of Köln donated property "in villa vel marka…Engilestat…in pago Wormacensi in comitatu Kuonradi" to the Ursulastift in Köln by charter dated 23 Nov 941[234].  "Otto…rex" granted protection to Kloster Limburg founded by "comes…Cuonradus…in castello sue proprietatis Lintburc" by charter dated 2 Jun 942[235].  Graf im Nahegau 942: "Otto…rex" granted property "Niuunchirika…in pago Nahgouue in forastre Wasogo in comitatu…Cunradi" to Bishop Richgowe at the request of "Cunradi comitis" by charter dated 22 Oct 942[236].  "Otto…rex" donated property "in forasto…Lutara…in pago Nahgouue…in comitatu Cuonradi" to "fideli nostro Franco" at the request of "ducis…Cuonradi" by charter dated 17 Dec 945[237].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the immunities of Kloster Essen including over land "excepta in loco Ruoldinghus quam Eggihart et eius coniunx Rikilt" possessed by hereditary right and in land "in comitatu Ecberti et Cobbonis" by charter dated 15 Jan 947, signed by "Heinrici fratris regis, Herimanni ducis, Cuonradi comitis, Erenfridi comitis, Gebehardi comitis, Ekkihardi comitis, Hugonis comitis"[238].  Graf im Lobdengau 948: "Otto…rex" granted property "in villa Hemmingersbach…in pago Rinecgouue in comitatu Vdonis comitis…in pago Lobotengouue in comitatu Cunradi comitis" to "clerico Liuthere" by charter dated 28 Feb 948[239]Regino records the death in 948 of "Chuonradus comes filius Eberhardi"[240]

b)         GEBHARD (-after 15 Jan 947).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf im Ufgau 940: "Otto…rex" donated "Meriske [Mörsch] in pago Vfgowe in comitatu Gebehardi" to the church of Speier "Baboni eiusdem comitis Burchardi vassallo in pago Hegouue" by charter dated 12 Feb 940 at the request of "Chuonradi…comitis nostri"[241].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the immunities of Kloster Essen including over land "excepta in loco Ruoldinghus quam Eggihart et eius coniunx Rikilt" possessed by hereditary right and in land "in comitatu Ecberti et Cobbonis" by charter dated 15 Jan 947, signed by "Heinrici fratris regis, Herimanni ducis, Cuonradi comitis, Erenfridi comitis, Gebehardi comitis, Ekkihardi comitis, Hugonis comitis"[242]m [ADELA], daughter of ---.  Graf Gebhard's wife is not named explicitly in the sources so far consulted.  However, an "Adela" is named in a name-list in the Reichenau memorial book dated [926/32] which appears to include members of the Konradiner family, Jackman suggesting that she is well placed in the list to be Graf Gebhard's wife[243], although this is not the only possible interpretation.  Jackman suggests[244] that she was [Adela] de Vermandois, daughter of Héribert I Comte de Vermandois, although based solely only on onomastic grounds.  Graf Gebhard & his wife had one child: 

i)          KONRAD [Kuno] ([915/20]-26 Apr 982).  Regino records that in 950 "Chuonradis filius Gebehardis comitis quoniam cum quadem nepte regis se concubuisse sibi imposuit, a quodam Burchardo Saxone monomachia victus, fefellise patuit"[245].  His birth date range is estimated for consistency with the careers of the other known members of his family.  Thietmar records that "a certain Cono defamed the emperor's daughter Conrad's wife and claimed that she had secretly become his wife", but that he lost his right hand in the duel with "Count Burchard " which resulted[246].  It has been assumed that "Cono" should be identified with Konrad son of Gebhard.  Vogt von Schwarzach.  Graf im Lobdengau: "Otto…rex" granted property to Worms St Peter, among which "tertiam parte…in castello Lobodunburg…in pago Lobodungouue in comitatu Counradi", by charter dated 13 Jan 953[247].  The necrology of Fulda records the death "982 VI Kal Mai" of "Cuonrat com"[248]m ---.  The name of Konrad's wife is not known.  Graf Konrad & his wife had one child: 

(a)       KONRAD [Kuno] ([940/45][249]-).  The notice concerning the Hammerstein marriage dispute names (in its first part) "Gebehard et Udo nepotes, filii duorum fratrum.  Gebehard genuit Cunonem.  Udo genuit Ottonem.  Cuno genuit Cunonem.  Heribertus genuit Ottonem"[250]

c)         [EBERHARD (-[944]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf im Nahegau: "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Nahgowe in comitatu Eburhardi comitis in villa…Winteresheim" to Kloster St Alban near Mainz at the request of "Hattoni…comitis" by charter dated 29 May 937[251].  "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Nahgouue in foresto Wasago…in comitatu…Eburharti" to the church at Worms at the request of "comitis…Eburharti" by charter dated 30 May 937[252].  "Otto…rex" granted property "in occidentali Francia…quondam Eburharti comitis" to Kloster Hersfeld by charter dated 27 Mar 948[253]m ---.  The name of Eberhard's wife is not known.  Graf Eberhard & his wife had [four] children:

i)          [EBERHARD (-10 May 966).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Jackman discusses[254] the evidence for the affiliation of Eberhard Graf von Ladengau, his brothers and the descendants of the latter.  "Otto…rex" granted property "prædium quale Eburhardus comes in loco Ubitisheim in pago Logenahe" to the church of Limburg St Georg at the request of "Chuonradi comitis" by charter dated 20 Apr 940[255].  "Otto…rex" donated property "in villa…Nesine in pago Loginahe in comitatu Eburhardi" to Mainz St Alban by charter dated 4 Apr 958[256].  "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Hessi in comitatu comitis…Bern in loco Uuestnetri" held by "Bruninc comes filiusque eius Amalunc" to "fideli nostro Retolt" at the request of "comitis Ebarhardi" by charter dated 16 Nov 958[257].  "Eberharti comitis, Guntharii comitis, Burgharti comitis, Vtonis comitis, Cuonrates comitis, Ernustes" signed the charter dated 13 Feb 962 under which Emperor Otto I confirmed the appointment of Pope John XII[258].  The Continuator of Regino records the death in 966 of "comes Eberhardus" but does not give his parentage[259].  The Chronicon of Mariano Scotti records the death in 966 of "Eberhardus comes"[260].  The necrology of Fulda records the death "966 VI Id Mai" of "Eburhart com"[261].  Graf im Nahegau und Lahngau: "Otto…imperator augustus" donated "monasterium puellarium Kescelenheim in pago et comitatu Meinefelt" and property "in pago Nahgeuue…Hagenenmunistar…in comitatu Emichonis comitis…et in pago Spirihgeuui in comitatu Gerungi comitis", all previously owned by "Cuonradus et Eberhardus…exheredes et inlegales sunt adiuciati…idem fratres", to churches in Magdeburg by two charters dated 24 Aug 966 and by charter dated 27 Aug 966[262].  It is possible that Konrad and Eberhard were members of the Konradiner family, and brothers (unless the term "fratres" is used in a broader sense), but there is no indication of the date of the original confiscation of the properties in question nor whether the two individuals were still alive at the time of the charters.  Conclusive identification of the two individuals is therefore not possible.] 

ii)         [KONRAD [Kuno] (-[986]).  Widukind names "Conradi…Evurhardi filii" as amicus of Duke Konrad in connection with a battle wound in 953[263], although it is not certain that the text refers to this Konrad.  "Eberharti comitis, Guntharii comitis, Burgharti comitis, Vtonis comitis, Cuonrates comitis, Ernustes" signed the charter dated 13 Feb 962 under which Emperor Otto I confirmed the appointment of Pope John XII[264].  "Otto…imperator augustus" donated property "abbatiam Mosebach…in pago Wingarituueibon Cononis comitatu" to the church of Worms by charter dated 15 Nov 976[265].]  m ---.  The name of Konrad's wife is not known.  The name of her supposed son Megingoz suggests a close family relationship with the family of Megingoz, Grafen im Wormsgau (see below in this document), assuming that his affiliation is correctly postulated below.  Graf Konrad & his wife had [two children]: 

(a)       [EBERHARD (-[29 Aug 975/18 Apr 980]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed rights in property "in pago Moiinegouwe in comitatu Eberhardi comitis" to the church of St Petrus at Aschaffenburg by charter dated 29 Aug 975[266].  Graf von Maingau.] 

(b)       [MEGINGOZ [Meingaud] (-[1010]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  His name of course suggests a close family relationship with the family of Megingoz, Grafen im Wormsgau.  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed rights in property "Ozenheim, Dettinga villis…in pago Moiinegouwes in comitatu Megengozi comitis" to the church of St Petrus at Aschaffenburg by charter dated 18 Apr 980[267].  "Otto…rex" confirmed rights to Salamann Abbot of Lorsch in "villa Wezinloch in comitatu Megingaudi filii Cunonis comitis" by charter dated 14 Jan 987[268].] 

iii)        [UDO .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  This affiliation is assumed to be correct by Jackman, although no source is cited in support[269].  Graf von Maienfeld.  He was outlawed in 966.] 

iv)       [BURKHARD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   This affiliation is assumed to be correct by Jackman, although no source is cited in support[270].] 

3.         GEBHARD (-killed in battle near Augsburg [22] Jun 910)Regino records the war in 902 between "Adalbertus cum fratribus Adalhardo et Heinrico" against "Eberhardum et Gebehardum et Rodulfum fratres", specifying that "postmodum iussu Gebehardi decollatus est"[271]Regino names "Chuonradus senior [et] frater eius Gebehardus", specifying that Gebhard "in Weidereiba poterat"[272]Duke of Lotharingia.  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jun 903 in which among "fidelium nostrum" was listed "…Kebehart dux regni quod a multis Hlotharii dicitur…"[273].  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed property of Stift Kaiserswerth naming "Cuonrat…propinquus noster et abba cœnobii sancti Suithberti" at the request of "comitum…Cuonrati…et Gebeharti" by charter dated 3 Aug 904[274].  Graf im Wormsgau: "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed property of the church of Worms including "res in pago Wormazfelde in comitatu Kuonrati" which "comes Gebehartus" held, by charter dated 2 Sep 906[275].  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed an exchange of properties between Kloster Fulda and Kloster Echternach after consulting "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Kebeharti, Liutpoldi, Burcharti, Eginonis, Liutfredi, Iringi et Cunpoldi" by charter dated 19 Mar 907[276].  Graf in der Wetterau 909: "Hludowicus…rex" granted property "locum Salchinmunstere…in comitatu Gebehardi et in pago Wetereibia" by charter dated 13 Dec 909[277]Regino records the death of "Gebeardus comes" fighting the Hungarians[278]m ---.  The identity of Gebhard's wife is not known with certainty.  Jackman highlights the Liber Memorialis of Remiremont which lists (in order) "Gebardi duci, Hidda, Riquinus, Christianus, Raginfridus".  He associates the first two with Duke Gebhard [Konradiner] & his wife, whom he therefore speculates was named HIDDA [Ida], and the last three with the family of Gebhard's wife[279].  Jackman speculates[280] that the wife of Duke Gebhard may have been a sister of Hermann Archbishop of Köln, and descended from Christian [I] Graf von Grabfeld, possibly the daughter of Christian [II] Graf im Grabfeld.  This series of suppositions provides support for his theory that Gebhard's grandson Otto was the same person as Otto Graf von Grabfeld.  Duke Gebhard & his wife had two children: 

a)         UDO ([895/900]-949)Regino names "duobus filiis suis [=Gebeardus comes] …pueris Udone et Herimanno" when recording their father's death fighting the Hungarians in 910[281].  His birth date range is estimated from Regino thus describing him as "puer" on the death of his father, but bearing in mind the likely birth date range of his own son Gebhard.  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed privileges to the bishopric of Utrecht by charter dated 9 Jul 914 at the request of "Udonem consanguineum nostrum Vualdergerumque comitem"[282].  Liudprand names "Huto sane" as brother of "Herimanni Suevorum ducis"[283].  Graf in der Wetterau 914:  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property "in comitatu Otonis in pago Wetereiba" to Weilburg church by charter dated 24 Apr 914[284].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed property to the bishopric of Utrecht at the request of "Udonem consanguineum nostrum Vualdgerumque comitum" by charter dated 9 Jul 914[285].  Graf im Rheingau 917: "Chuonradus…rex" granted property "in pago Rinicgouue in comitatu Utonis" to "capellano Werinolf" by charter dated 3 Nov 917[286].  Graf im Lahngau 918.  He founded St Maria at Wetzlar 914-915.  "Heinricus…rex" granted property to "in pago Hegouue in eodem comitatu…in loco Siginga" to "Baboni…comitis Burchardi vassallo" after consultation with "Burchardi, Ebarhardi, Chuonradi, Heinrici atque Utonis…comitum" by charter dated 30 Nov 920[287].  Graf im Rheingau 948: "Otto…rex" granted property "in villa Hemmingersbach…in pago Rinecgouue in comitatu Vdonis comitis…in pago Lobotengouue in comitatu Cunradi comitis" to "clerico Liuthere" by charter dated 28 Feb 948[288].  Thietmar records that "Udo" killed Eberhard[289], which is assumed to refer to Udo son of Gebhard, Eberhard being his first cousin.  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 949 of "Uto comes"[290]Regino records the death in 950 of "Uto comes"[291]m ([915]) [CUNIGUNDIS] de Vermandois, daughter of HERIBERT I Comte de Vermandois & his wife [Liedgardis] ([890/900][292]-after 943).  The Vermandois origin of Graf Udo's wife is suggested by the fact that Flodoard refers to the wife of "Uddone [frater Hermanno]" as amita of "Hugo [de Vermandois Archbishop of Reims]"[293].  The name of Graf Udo's wife is not given explicitly in the sources.  However, a "Cunegundis" is named in a name-list in the Reichenau memorial book dated [926/32] which appears to include members of the Konradiner family, Jackman suggesting that she is well placed in the list to be Graf Gebhard's wife[294], although this is not the only possible interpretation.  Udo & his wife had three children: 

i)          GEBHARD ([918/20]-killed in battle 938).  Widukind names "Gevehardus, Udonis filius, fratris Herimanni ducis" when recording his death while suppressing the rebellion of Thankmar[295].  His birth date range is estimated from the likely birth date range of his father and assuming that Gebhard was an adolescent or young adult when he died.

ii)         OTTO ([920/25]-).  The notice concerning the Hammerstein marriage dispute names (in its first part) "Gebehard et Udo nepotes, filii duorum fratrum.  Gebehard genuit Cunonem.  Udo genuit Ottonem.  Cuno genuit Cunonem.  Heribertus genuit Ottonem"[296].  It is not impossible that Otto was the same person as Udo's son Udo, although this text suggests that the two names were from different roots. 

iii)        UDO (-26 Aug 965)Regino records the election as Bishop of Strasbourg in 950 of "Udo filius Udonis comitis"[297].  He was elected Bishop of Strasbourg 13 Aug 950. 

b)         HERMANN (-10 Dec 949, bur Reichenau Island)Regino names "duobus filiis suis [=Gebeardus comes] …pueris Udone et Herimanno" when recording their father's death fighting the Hungarians in 910[298].  Graf 914-915.  He was installed in 926 as HERMANN I Duke of Swabia by Heinrich I King of Germany after the murder of Duke Burkhard II[299]

-        DUKES of SWABIA

4.         RUDOLF (-killed in battle in Thuringia 3 Aug 908).  Regino names "Ruodolfus…frater Chuonradi et Gebehardi comitem" when recording his appointment as Bishop of Würzburg in 892[300]Regino records "magna discordianum" between "Rodulfum episcopum Wirziburgensem" and "filios Heinrici ducis, Adalbertum, Adalhardum et Heinricum" in 897[301]Regino records the war in 902 between "Adalbertus cum fratribus Adalhardo et Heinrico" against "Eberhardum et Gebehardum et Rodulfum fratres"[302]Regino records that in 903 "Adalbertus Rodulfum episcopum Wiziburgensis ecclesia fugat"[303].  Bishop of Würzburg 892/908.  The Annales Alamannicorum record that "Burchardus dux Toringorum et Ruodolfus episcopu Eginoque" were killed in battle by the Hungarians in 908[304]

 

 

Four children, brothers and sister:

Considerable controversy surrounds the paternity of these children.  Graf Konrad son of Gebhard (died 982) and Graf Udo son of Gebhard (died 949) have both been proposed as their father, Jackman being the principal proponent of the former theory while Hlavitschka has written extensively in support of the latter.  It is unnecessary to repeat the detailed arguments in support of each case, as they are fully set out elsewhere, and particularly because each has appeal and neither is obviously preferable.  From a purely chronological point of view, the estimated birth date range of the daughter Judith does suggest more difficulty in sustaining the argument in favour of Graf Konrad being their father.  The introduction of the name Heribert into the family suggests a strong family connection between these four siblings and the Vermandois family.  As shown above, it is suspected that the wives of Gebhard (died 949) and Udo son of Gebhard (also died 949) were daughters of Héribert I Comte de Vermandois.  However, in neither case is it obvious that the four siblings shown below were descended from these sisters.  In the case of Gebhard, it appears difficult to identify his known son Konrad with Konrad who succeeded as duke of Swabia in 983, and (as noted above) it is chronologically hard to sustain that the siblings were the children of Gebhard's known son Konrad.  In the case of Udo son of Gebhard, his known son Udo was recorded as bishop of Strasbourg so could not be the same person as Udo, one of the four siblings shown below, who was killed in 982.  All these reservations suggest that there may be a completely different explanation for the parentage of these four siblings from the two theories of Jackman and Hlavitschka. 

1.         JUDITH ([925/30]-16 Oct [973], bur Heslinge).  "Iuditham sororem Udonis ducis qui postmodum in Calabria sub Ottone Rufo cum multis occubuit" is named by the Annalista Saxo, which specifies that Judith had three sons "Heinricum, Udonem et Sigefridum" and three daughters (unnamed), constructed the castle "qui Herseveld dicitur" and was buried with her husband (unnamed) at Heslinge[305].  Her birth date range is estimated from her giving birth to her eldest son in [946].  m ([946]) as his first wife, HEINRICH von Stade Graf im Heilangau, son of LOTHAR II Graf von Stade & his wife Swanehild --- (-11 May 976, bur Kloster Heeringen).

2.         UDO (-killed in battle Cotrone, in Calabria 14 Jul 982).  "Iuditham sororem Udonis ducis qui postmodum in Calabria sub Ottone Rufo cum multis occubuit" is named by the Annalista Saxo[306].  "Eberharti comitis, Guntharii comitis, Burgharti comitis, Vtonis comitis, Cuonrates comitis, Ernustes" signed the charter dated 13 Feb 962 under which Emperor Otto I confirmed the appointment of Pope John XII[307].  He was killed fighting in Emperor Otto II's army against the Saracens[308].  Thietmar records the death of "Udo comes…matris meæ avunculus" in battle in Calabria 13 Jul[309], Thietmar's mother being the daughter of Udo's sister Judith.  The Annales Einsidlenses record that "Uto et Guntharius duces…Berehtaldus comes" were killed fighting the Sarracens in Sicily in 982[310].  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 982 of "Uto dux"[311]

3.         KONRAD von Öhningen (-20 Aug 997).  Thietmar names "Conradus Suevorum ductor…eiusdem frater Heribertus comes" when recording their deaths[312].  As explained under Heribert (see below), the same source indicates in other passages that Heribert was probably the brother of Judith.  He succeeded in 983 as KONRAD Duke of Swabia.  Graf im Rheingau 985 and 995.  Graf im Ufgau 987.  Graf in der Ortenau 994. 

-        DUKES of SWABIA

4.         HERIBERT (-992).  Thietmar names "Conradus Suevorum ductor…eiusdem frater Heribertus comes" when recording their deaths[313].  The fact that the two brothers must have also been brothers of Udo and Judith is demonstrated by Thietmar referring to "nepos meus Oddo et uxor eius Irmirgerd…" in 1018[314], and recording the death of "Gevehardus, Heriberti comitis filius, nepos meus" in 1016[315], both Otto and Gebhard being recorded elsewhere as the sons of Heribert.  Pfalzgraf in 959.  Heinrich Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of the church at Humbach at the request of "ducis Herimanni…Cuonradi comitis" by charter dated 959, witnessed by "…Hernbertes comes palatinus…"[316].  Graf im Kinziggau 976.  "Otto…rex" donated property "in pago et in comitatu Nachgouue…Vuormacensis et …Spirensi" held "until now [hactenus]" by "Heribertus comes" to Kloster St Maximin at Trier by charter dated 29 May 992[317].  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 992 of "Heribraht com"[318]m IMIZA [Irmintrudis], daughter of MEGINGOZ Graf & his wife Gerberge [Matfriede] ([950/60]-).  The Vita Adelheidis names "Irminthrudis, Alverad [et] Berthrada" as the three sisters of Adeleid, daughters of "Megengoz" & his wife, specifying that Irminthrudis was grandmother of "Heinrici magnifici ducis et Adhelberonis Metensis episcopi, Friderici ducis"[319].  Her birth date range is estimated from the birth date of her mother.  Heribert & his wife had four children: 

a)         OTTO von Hammerstein (-[5 Jun] 1036).  Thietmar names "Heriberti comitis filio Ottone" when recording that he was among those sent by Heinrich II King of Germany to Lombardy after his election to quell unrest[320].  The notice concerning the Hammerstein marriage dispute names (in its first part) "Gebehard et Udo nepotes, filii duorum fratrum.  Gebehard genuit Cunonem.  Udo genuit Ottonem.  Cuno genuit Cunonem.  Heribertus genuit Ottonem"[321].  Graf in der Wetterau 1016.  Graf im Engersgau 1019.  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 1036 of "Otto com"[322]m IRMGARD, daughter of GODEFROI Comte de Verdun & his wife Mathilde of Saxony [Billung] ([970/85]-[5 Feb 1041/5 Jan 1043]).  Thietmar records the excommunication of "nepos meus Oddo et uxor eius Irmirgerd, consanguinitate proxima iniuste diu coniuncti" in 1018, providing no details of the relationship between the two, and in a later passage their separation[323].  It is unlikely that Irmgard could have been born later than [985] in light of the known birth date of her mother in [942].  The validity of her marriage was challenged by the church on grounds of consanguinity, the dispute continuing for ten years before the marriage was finally accepted[324].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "in villis Harive, Vals, Apine, Falchenberch…in pago Livgowe et in comitatu Dietbaldi comitis" to "Irmingardæ nepti nostræ" by charter dated 5 Feb 1041, on the petition of "ducum Gozelonis filiique sui Gotefridi"[325].  "Heinricus…rex" restituted property to Kloster Hersfeld "post obitum Hirmingarde comitissæ" which Emperor Konrad II had granted to Graf Otto, by charter dated 5 Jan 1043[326].  Otto & his wife had one child: 

i)          UDO (-1034).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 1034 of "Hutho com"[327]

b)         GEBHARD (-8 Nov 1016).  Thietmar records the death of "Gevehardus, Heriberti comitis filius, nepos meus" in 1016[328]

c)         daughter ([970/85]-).  The parentage of the wife of Graf Friedrich is suggested by the Vita Adelheidis which names "Irminthrudis, Alverad [et] Berthrada" as the three sisters of Adelheid, and daughters of "Megengoz" and his wife, specifying that Irminthrudis was grandmother of [three of the sons of Graf Friedrich, shown below] "Heinrici magnifici ducis et Adhelberonis Metensis episcopi, Friderici ducis"[329].  The possibility of this person´s earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage is suggested by the Genealogia Welforum which names [this person´s daughter] "Salice---de Glizperch Imizam nomine, Heinrici Noricorum ducis sororem et Friderici ducis Lotharingorum et Alberonis Metensis episcopi" as wife of Welf [II] Graf von Altdorf (see below)[330].  The reference to “Glizperch” represents the earliest indication of a relationship between the Luxembourg family and the Grafen von Gleiberg (see the document FRANCONIA NOBILITY).  One possibility is that the wife of Graf Friedrich was heiress of Gleiberg.  However, Irmtrud/Imiza is the only one of the siblings shown below in relation to whom a reference to Gleiberg has been found.  This raises the interesting possibility that Irmtrud/Imiza, while sharing the same mother as the three brothers named in the Genealogia Welforum, may have been born from a different father who presumably held Gleiberg.  It should be emphasised that this suggestion is highly speculative.  Another indication of a Gleiberg/Luxembourg family connection is provided by Bernold´s Chronicon which records in 1059 that “Fridericus et fratres eius de Glichberga” rebelled against “Heinrico regi[331].  It is not known which of Friedrich´s brothers may have been “von Gleiberg”.  Another possible indication of the family origin of the wife of Graf Friedrich is provided by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records that "comes Letardus de Longui pater Manegaudi et Gislebertus comes de Luscelenburch" were "nepotes" of Emperor Konrad II[332].  The precise family relationships between these three persons have not been traced, but it is possible that Giselbert was related to the emperor through his mother´s family, which had many Franconian connections.  [m firstly --- von Gleiberg, son of ---.]  m [secondly] FRIEDRICH Graf im Moselgau, son of SIEGFRIED Comte [de Luxembourg] & his wife Hedwig --- (-6 Oct 1019).  

d)         GERBERGA ([975/80]-after 1036).  Thietmar names "Ottone germano sui", referring to Gerberga wife of Heinrich von Schweinfurt, whose captivity is recorded in the preceding paragraph, an earlier paragraph referring to "Heriberti comitis filio Ottone" which appears to refer to the same Otto[333].  An alternative possibility is that Gerberga was the daughter of Otto Graf von Grabfeld (see below), the solution chosen by Europäische Stammtafeln[334], but this assumes that the two references to "Otto" in Thietmar were to different individuals.  It is also less likely chronologically as it would appear that Otto Graf von Grabfeld was several decades older than Otto Graf von Hammerstein.  Her birth date range is estimated on the basis of her daughter Eilika having given birth to her first child in [1020].  Thietmar states that Gerberga and her children were guarded by her husband's brother Bukko during their rebellion against Heinrich II King of Germany in 1003[335]m (before 1003) HEINRICH von Schweinfurt Graf im Nordgau, son of Graf BERNHARD & his wife Eilika von Walbeck ([970/75][336]-18 Sep 1017, bur Schweinfurt).

 

 

The relationship, if any, between the following small family sub-group and the Konradiner family has not been established, although the names Kuno and Uda suggest that there may be a connection. 

1.         KUNO “von Beckelneim” .  Dux.  "Dux Cuno de Beckilnheim" and his wife "Jutta" donated property to Disibodenberg in memory of their daughter Uda[337].  This person has not otherwise been identified.  He may have been the same person as one of the other duces named Konrad/Kuno above.  m JUTTA, daughter of ---.  "Dux Cuno de Beckilnheim" and his wife "Jutta" donated property to Disibodenberg in memory of their daughter Uda[338].  Kuno & his wife had one child: 

a)         UDA .  "Dux Cuno de Beckilnheim" and his wife "Jutta" donated property to Disibodenberg in memory of their daughter Uda[339]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRAFEN im NAHEGAU

 

 

 

A.      SALIAN DYNASTY

 

 

WERNER, son of --- (-[920]).  Graf im Speyergau 906:  "Hludouuicus…rex" gave property "in pago Spirahgovuue in comitatu Uuerenherii in loco Titinesheim…quicquid Mahtfrid in villa…tenuit" to the bishopric of Worms by charter dated 4 Nov 906[340]

m ---.  The name of Werner's wife is not known. 

Graf Werner & his wife had [three or more] children: 

1.         KONRAD "der Rote/Rufus" (-killed in battle Lechfeld 10 Aug 955, bur Worms Cathedral[341])Regino records the succession in 943 of "Chuonradus filius Werinheri" as duke after the death of "Otto dux"[342].  It is assumed that "Werinheri" was the same person as Werner who is named in the 906 charter cited above, but this is not beyond doubt.  He was installed as KONRAD Duke of Lotharingia in [945].  Widukind records that "Conrado" was installed as Duke of Lotharingia after the deaths of "Oddone, Lothariorum præside, ac regis nepote Heinrico"[343].  "Otto…rex" donated property to Kloster St Petrus Gorze at the request of "Cuonradi Lodariensis ducis" by charter dated 13 Jul 945[344]Graf im Nahegau: "Otto…rex" donated property "in forasto…Lutara…in pago Nahgouue…in comitatu Cuonradi" to "fideli nostro Franco" at the request of "ducis…Cuonradi" by charter dated 17 Dec 945[345].  "Chuonradus dux Wernharii comitis filius" donated property to the church of Speyer by charter dated 13 Mar 946[346].  Graf im Niddagau: "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Nitehgouue in comitatu Cuonradi ducis" to "nostro villico Vuetti" at the request of "Cuonardi nostri…comitis" by charter dated 14 Feb 947[347].  "Otto…rex" granted property to the church of Cambrai at the request of "germani nostri Brunonis et Cuonradi ducis atque Herimanni ducis" by charter dated 30 Apr 948[348].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the possession of Abtei Süsteren by Kloster Prüm by charter dated 1 Jun 949, signed by "Cuonradus dux, Herimannus dux, Hezzo comes, Godefridus comes, Rudolfus comes, Reginherus comes"[349].  "Otto…rex" granted property confiscated from "Hatto Aladramque fratres…in villis Bechi et Auici situm in pago Ganipi in comitatu Arnulfi" to the church of St Florin, Koblenz at the request of "ducis nostri Cuonradi eius coniugis filiæ nostræ Liutgartæ" by charter dated 22 Nov 949[350].  He rebelled against his father-in-law, together with his brother-in-law Liudolf Duke of Swabia, but was ultimately forgiven, although deposed in 953 as Duke of Lotharingia.  He was killed fighting the Magyars near Augsburg[351].  The necrology of Fulda records the death "955 Id Aug" of "Cuonrat dux"[352].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "10 Aug" of "Conradus dux"[353].  The necrology of St Gall records the death "IV Id Aug" of "Perchtoldi comitis et Chuonradi ducis et Uodalrici ac Thietpoldi comitum aliorumque multorem ab Ungaris occisorum"[354].  "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property to the church of Worms naming "filii nostri Heinrici Regis, filie quoque nostre Beatricis" for the souls of "parentum nostrorum defunctorum atavi nostri ducis Chuonradi, avie nostre Iudithe, patris nostri Heinrici, patrui nostri ducis Chuonradi eiusque coniugis Mathildis, sororis etiam nostre Iudithe", all buried at Worms Cathedral, by charter dated 30 Jan 1034[355]m ([947]) LIUTGARD of Saxony, daughter of OTTO I "dem Großen" King of Germany & his first wife Eadgyth of Wessex ([931]-18 Nov 953, bur St Alban near Mainz).  Regino records that in 947 "Chuonradus dux…Liutgardam filiam regis in matrimonium sumpsit"[356].  "Liudolfo et Liutgarde" are named as the two children of King Otto I and his wife Eadgyth[357].  Widukind records that "Conrado" Duke of Lotharingia married "unicam filiam [regis]"[358].  Duke Konrad & his wife had one child: 

a)         OTTO (-4 Nov 1004, bur [Bruchsal]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ottonem" as son of "duci Wormatie Conrado", specifying that he was father of "Cono dux et Henricus pater imperatoris Conradi"[359]Graf im Nahegau

-        see below

2.         sons .  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not yet been identified. 

 

 

OTTO, son of KONRAD Duke [of Lotharingia] & his wife Liutgard of Saxony (-4 Nov 1004, bur [Bruchsal]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ottonem" as son of "duci Wormatie Conrado", specifying that he was father of "Cono dux et Henricus pater imperatoris Conradi"[360]Graf im Nahegau 956: "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Nahgouue in forasto…Vuasago…in comitatu Ottonis filii Cuonradi ducis" to Worms St Peter by charter dated 8 Mar 956[361].  He was installed as OTTO Duke of Carinthia by Otto II King of Germany in 978 after the trial of Heinrich Duke of Carinthia who had been implicated in the rebellion of Heinrich II "der Zänker" Duke of Bavaria[362].  Duke Otto was deprived of Carinthia in 985 when it was returned to Duke Heinrich I [Liutpoldinger], but allowed to retain the ducal title and granted lands around Worms and Frankfurt[363].  He was restored as Duke of Carinthia from 995 to 1002.  Presumably he is the "Duke Otto" who is listed first among those presiding over a court hearing in the presence of Emperor Otto III at Pavia 14 Oct 1001[364].  According to Thietmar, he was proposed as candidate for the imperial throne in 1002 but declined the offer[365].  Thietmar names "Duke Otto of Carinthia and Verona" among those sent by Heinrich II King of Germany to Lombardy after his election to quell unrest[366].  Wipo names "Ottone duce Francorum" when recording the names of his sons[367].  The necrology of Fulda records the death "1003 II Non Nov" of "Otto dux"[368]

m JUDITH, daughter of --- (-991, bur Worms Cathedral).  "Chuonradus… Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property to the church of Worms naming "filii nostri Heinrici Regis, filie quoque nostre Beatricis" for the souls of "parentum nostrorum defunctorum atavi nostri ducis Chuonradi, avie nostre Iudithe, patris nostri Heinrici, patrui nostri ducis Chuonradi eiusque coniugis Mathildis, sororis etiam nostre Iudithe", all buried at Worms Cathedral, by charter dated 30 Jan 1034[369].  According to Wegener[370], Judith was the daughter of Heinrich, son of Arnulf Duke of Bavaria [Liutpoldinger], but he cites no primary source to support the suggestion. 

Duke Otto & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         HEINRICH (-28 Sep [989/1000], bur Worms cathedral).  Wipo names "Hezil et Chuono…Brunone et Willihelmo" as sons of "Ottone duce Francorum"[371]m as her first husband, ADELHEID, daughter of [RICHARD Graf von Metz or GERHARD Graf von Metz] [Matfride] & his wife --- (-19 May [1039/46], bur Öhningen Stiftskirche).  Wipo names "Adalheida ex nobilissima gente Litharingorum oriunda…soror…comitem Gerhardi et Adalberti" as mother of "maioris Chuononis"[372].  She married secondly ---, as suggested by the Vita Meinwerci which names "Gebehardus iuvenis, frater imperatoris" when recording his tonsure at the synod in 1028[373], Gerhard not being named elsewhere as full brother of Emperor Konrad I.  "Heinricus…rex" donated property "Lohwilare in pago Bietgowe in comitatu Bezelini comitis…ex avia nostra domina Adelheit iure hereditario suscepimus" to the cathedral of Speyer by charter dated 7 Sep 1046[374].  Graf Heinrich & his wife had two children: 

a)         KONRAD ([990]-Utrecht 4 Jun 1039, bur Speyer cathedral)Herimannus names "Counradus senior, filius Heinrici et Adalheidæ" when recording his candidacy to succeed as king of Germany in 1024[375].  He was elected KONRAD II King of Germany at Chamba, Rheingau 4 Sep 1024, crowned at Mainz 8 Sep 1024.  Crowned King of Italy at Milan Mar 1026.  Crowned Emperor KONRAD I at Rome 26 Mar 1027. 

-        KINGS of GERMANY

b)         JUDITH (-[998], before 30 Jan 1034, bur Worms Cathedral).  "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property to the church of Worms naming "filii nostri Heinrici Regis, filie quoque nostre Beatricis" for the souls of "parentum nostrorum defunctorum atavi nostri ducis Chuonradi, avie nostre Iudithe, patris nostri Heinrici, patrui nostri ducis Chuonradi eiusque coniugis Mathildis, sororis etiam nostre Iudithe", all buried at Worms Cathedral, by charter dated 30 Jan 1034[376].  As all the relatives mentioned were members of Emperor Konrad's direct agnatic family, it is unlikely that Judith was her mother's daughter by her second marriage. 

2.         BRUNO (-Rome 18 Feb or 12 Mar 999, bur Rome, St Peter's).  Herimannus names "Counradus dux Carentani, filius Ottonis ducis fraterque Brunonis dudum papæ" when recording his death in 1012[377].  Wipo names "Hezil et Chuono…Brunone et Willihelmo" as sons of "Ottone duce Francorum", specifying that Bruno was elected Pope as Gregory[378].  Elected Pope GREGORY V 3 May 996.  Thietmar records the death in Rome of Pope Gregory on 4 Feb[379]

3.         KONRAD (-12 or 15 Dec 1011, bur Worms Cathedral)Herimannus names "Counradus dux Carentani, filius Ottonis ducis fraterque Brunonis dudum papæ" when recording his death in 1012[380].  Wipo names "Hezil et Chuono…Brunone et Willihelmo" as sons of "Ottone duce Francorum"[381].  Candidate for the Imperial throne 1002.  He was installed as KONRAD I Duke of Carinthia in 1004.  The necrology of Fulda records the death "1011 II Id Dec" of "Cuonradus dux"[382]m ([1002]) as her first husband, MATHILDE of Swabia, daughter of HERMANN II Duke of Swabia & his wife Gerberga of Upper Burgundy ([988]-29 Jul [1031/32], bur Worms cathedral).  Wipo names "Mahthilda de filia Chuonradi regis Burgundiæ" as mother of "iunioris Chuononis"[383].  Thietmar refers to "Konrad" as son-in-law of Hermann Duke of Swabia, recording that they attacked Strasbourg together after the election of Heinrich II King of Germany[384].  "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property to the church of Worms naming "filii nostri Heinrici Regis, filie quoque nostre Beatricis" for the souls of "parentum nostrorum defunctorum atavi nostri ducis Chuonradi, avie nostre Iudithe, patris nostri Heinrici, patrui nostri ducis Chuonradi eiusque coniugis Mathildis, sororis etiam nostre Iudithe", all buried at Worms Cathedral, by charter dated 30 Jan 1034[385].  She married secondly Frédéric II Duke of Upper Lotharingia [Wigeriche].  The primary source which records her second marriage has not so far been identified.  However, the Chronicon Sancti Michælis, monasterii in pago Virdunensi names "duabus puellulis Sophia et Beatrice" as daughters of the son of "duce Theodorico", specifying that the empress was their amita and that she adopted them after their father died[386].  The Alberti Milioli Notarii Regini Liber de Temporibus names "comitissam Beatricam…de Gallia…filia comitis Frederic, mater…domina Matilda", but does not give the origin of Mathilde[387].  She married thirdly Esiko Graf im Schwabengau [Askanier-Ballenstedt].  The Annalista Saxo names "Machtildis" sister of Gisela, wife of Emperor Konrad II, and her third husband[388].  She attended the Easter celebrations at Ingelheim in 1030[389].  The Liber Anniversariorum of Einsiedeln records the death in Jul of "Mechthild soror imperatricis Gislæ"[390].  Duke Konrad & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         KONRAD "der Jüngere" ([1003]-20 Jul 1039, bur Worms cathedral).  Herimannus names "filio eius [=Counradus dux Carentani] puero Counrado" when recording that he was deprived of the duchy of Carinthia on his father's death in 1012[391].  He was an unsuccessful candidate for the imperial throne in 1024, but he agreed to accept the outcome of the election meeting at Chamba 4 Sep 1024 and immediately supported his cousin's election[392]Herimannus names "patruelis eius [=Counradus senior, filius Heinrici et Adalheidæ] Counradis filius Counradi ducis ex Mathilde" when recording his candidacy to succeed as king of Germany in 1024[393].  The Annales Colonienses specify that "Kuono" was sent into exile in 1027[394].  He was installed as KONRAD II Duke of Carinthia in 1036.  The Annalista Saxo records the death "XIII Kal Aug inmatura" of "Conradus Carentinorum dux, patruelis Conradi imperatoris"[395].  [m ---.  The name of Konrad's wife is not known.  Graf Konrad & his wife had [one possible child]:]

i)          [CUNO (-after 1056).  He is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the possible son of Graf Konrad[396].  The primary source which suggests this parentage has not yet been identified.  He sold Bruchsal to Heinrich IV King of Germany in 1056.]

b)         BRUNO ([1004]-Persenbeug 27 May 1045, bur Würzburg cathedral).  Herimannus names "Brun, patruelis imperatoris, filius ex Mahthilde Counradi ducis" when recording his installation as Bishop of Würzburg in 1034[397].  Bishop of Würzburg 1034.  The Chronicon of Bernold records the installation of "Brun filius Mathildis" as Bishop of Würzburg in 1034[398].  The Chronicon of Bernold records the death "1045 VII Kal Jun" of "Brun Wurziburgensis episcopus"[399]

c)         [--- .  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[400], the wife of Hezzelin was the possible daughter of Konrad Duke of Carinthia.  The primary source which suggests this parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m HEZZELIN Graf im Zülpichgau, son of HERMANN Pfalzgraf von Lothringen & his wife Heilwig --- (-20 Nov 1033, bur Brauweiler).] 

4.         WILHELM (-7 Nov 1047).  Wipo names "Hezil et Chuono…Brunone et Willihelmo" as sons of "Ottone duce Francorum", specifying that Wilhelm was made "Argentinensis ecclesiæ episcopus"[401].  Chaplain of Empress Gisela.  He was elected Bishop of Strasbourg in 1029[402].  Jackman speculates that Wilhelm may have been illegitimate[403]

 

 

 

B.      FAMILY of GRAF EMICH

 

 

1.         EMICH [I] (-after 992).  "Otto…rex" granted property "quicquid Hunald hereditatis…in pago Hessium in villas Uktodaha et Sutzaha in comitatu Meginfredi comitis…et in pago Nahgouue…Spiascesheim, Treise in comitatu Emichonis comitis…in pago Cuninghessundra in villa Uualdhoffa in comitatu Hathoddi comitis" to "fideli nostro Thiatgaz" by charter dated 25 Feb 960[404].  "Otto…rex" granted property "predium quale Lantberto atque Megingozzo per Emichonem comitem" to the church of Mainz by charter dated 29 May 961[405].  "Otto…imperator augustus" donated property "in pago Nahgeuue in comitatu Emichonis comitis in loco…Gogunhein…[et] in pago Spirihgeuui in comitatu Gerungi comitis" to Magdeburg St Moritz by charter dated 27 Aug 966[406].  "Otto…imperator augustus" gave property "Herebertus dum vixit habere in villis Sowilnheim et in Olmeno in paho Nahgowe in comitatu Emechonis comitis" to "fideli nostro Megingozo" Kloster Gandersheim by charter dated 27 Aug 973[407].  "Otto…rex" donated property "inter Keberesheim et Wisclenbahe…in pago Nahgowe in comitiatu Emichonis comitis" to Kloster St Alban, Mainz by charter dated 992[408]

 

2.         EMICH [II] (-after 6 Dec 1017).  "Otto tercius…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "Tiele in comitatu Unrochi comitis et in pago Testerbant…et Nerestein in comitatu Amichonis in pago Nahgowi" to the monks of the Marienkapelle at Aachen by charter dated 6 Feb 1000[409].  Heinrich II King of Germany donated property "cortem Heroldeshusen…in pago Westerun in comitatu Hemezonis comitis" to Kloster Kaufungen by charter dated 6 Dec 1017[410]

 

3.         EMICH [III] (-before 5 May 1072).  The family relationship, if any, between Graf Emich [II] and Graf Emich [I] has not been traced, although the common use of this first name and the fact that both were Grafen im Nahegau suggest that there was a close connection.  Graf im Nahegau[411]m KUNIGUNDE von Stromberg, daughter of BERTHOLD Graf in der Wetterau, im Trechirgau, Maienfeld und im Hinring & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1072/1097.  Graf Emich [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         EMICH [IV] (-killed in battle Mainz 1117).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "…Emmicho comes et frater suus Bertholdus…" subscribed the charter dated 5 May 1072 under which Siegfried Archbishop of Metz attested the destruction of the chapel of Ravensgirburg[412].  Graf von Flonheim und Leiningen.  Heinrich IV King of Germany donated property "in villa Ingelenheim in pago Nachgowe in comitatu Emichonis" to Kloster St Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg by charter dated 12 Jun 1074[413].  Wildgraf 1080.  "Emicho comes et frater eius Bertolf, Ludewicus comes, Gozwinus comes, Wernherus comes, Bertolfus comes, Dudo…" witnessed the charter dated 1091 under which Ruthard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Bleidenstatt by "vir…militaris Hunfridus" when he entered the monastery[414].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "in pago Nahcowe in comitatu comitis Emichonis" to the church of Speyer by charter dated 21 Sep 1091[415].  Albert of Aix names "comes Emicho" as one of the leaders of the German contingent in the First Crusade[416].  "Werinherus…comes et advocatus cenobii sancte crucis in Cofunga" donated "in Oggozeshusum mansum 1, in Crumbelbach mansos 2, Vennee 3 mansos…Ritte mansos 3…" to the abbess of Kaufungen by charter dated 1102, witnessed by "Bertholfus comes, Sigefrid palatinus comes, Emicho comes, Emicho comes, Gerlach comes, Udo comes"[417].  Graf von Schmidburg: Ruthard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Disibodenberg by charter dated 11 May 1108 witnessed by "…Comes Emmicho de Smideburch et filius eius Emmicho, Bertolfus Comes de Nuringen…"[418].  The Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising records that "comes Emicho" was killed at the siege of Mainz in 1117[419].  The Annalista Saxo records "comes Emico" among the supporters of Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz killed by Friedrich Duke of Swabia in 1117[420]m [HIZECHA, daughter of --- (-before 1138).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.]  Graf Emich [IV] & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          EMICH (-after 1135).  Ruthard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Disibodenberg by charter dated 11 May 1108 witnessed by "…Comes Emmicho de Smideburch et filius eius Emmicho, Bertolfus Comes de Nuringen…"[421].  Graf im Nahegau und Wormsgau.  Emperor Heinrich V confirmed possessions of the church of Mainz, including property "in pago Nachgowe in comitatu Emichonis", by charter dated 1112 witnessed by "…Emicho comes et Gerlacus frater eius…"[422].  "Comes Arnoldus, comes Emicho, comes Berhtolfus, Embricho camerarius et filii eius Salman et Embricho…" witnessed the charter dated 1112 under which Ceizolf Provost of St Johann at Mainz donated property[423].  He founded Kloster Höningen[424].  "Emicho comes et frater suus Gerlach, Meinhardus comes de Spanheim, Arnoldus de Lurinbergk, Sifridus comes de Nuringen, Albero de Hachinfels, Eberhardus de Hostetten…Embricho comes de Rinegowe…" witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Altmünster by "Meingotus filius Embrichonis quondam camerarii nostri", leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "fratris sui Dudonis"[425].  Graf von Schmidburg: "Emicho comes de Smideburch et frater eius Gerlaus…" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[426].  Graf von Kirburg: "Comites…Emicho de Kirberch et frater eius Gerlach…" witnessed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Disibodenberg[427].  "…Emmecho Comes et frater eius Gerlaus…" witnessed the charter dated 1135 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed privileges of Mainz[428]

ii)         GERLACH (-after 1135).  Emperor Heinrich V confirmed possessions of the church of Mainz, including property "in pago Nachgowe in comitatu Emichonis", by charter dated 1112 witnessed by "…Emicho comes et Gerlacus frater eius…"[429].  "Emicho comes et frater suus Gerlach, Meinhardus comes de Spanheim, Arnoldus de Lurinbergk, Sifridus comes de Nuringen, Albero de Hachinfels, Eberhardus de Hostetten…Embricho comes de Rinegowe…" witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Altmünster by "Meingotus filius Embrichonis quondam camerarii nostri", leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "fratris sui Dudonis"[430].  "Emicho comes de Smideburch et frater eius Gerlaus…" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[431].  "Comites…Emicho de Kirberch et frater eius Gerlach…" witnessed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Disibodenberg[432].  "…Emmecho Comes et frater eius Gerlaus…" witnessed the charter dated 1135 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed privileges of Mainz[433]

iii)        [GISELA (-before 2 Feb 1156).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m WERNER Graf von Neckerau-Gröningen, son of ---.  1090/1120. 

iv)       [HERMANN .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [1110].  m ADELA [von Prozelten].  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not yet been identified. 

v)        [HEDWIG .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1110.  m KONRAD [II] von Wirttemberg, son of --- & his wife Luitgard ---.  1110. 

b)         BERTHOLD [Bertholf] (-before 16 Aug 1110, or 3 Mar 1110).  "…Emmicho comes et frater suus Bertholdus…" subscribed the charter dated 5 May 1072 under which Siegfried Archbishop of Metz attested the destruction of the chapel of Ravensgirburg[434].  Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Ravensgirberg "in comitatu Emichonis comitis" by "Bertoldus comes et uxor eius consanguinea nostra Hadewic" by charter dated 1074[435].  "Emicho comes et frater eius Bertolf, Ludewicus comes, Gozwinus comes, Wernherus comes, Bertolfus comes, Dudo…" witnessed the charter dated 1091 under which Ruthard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Bleidenstatt by "vir…militaris Hunfridus" when he entered the monastery[436].  Graf von Nürings-Stromberg.  Vogt von Lorsch und Ravengiersburg.  According to one table in Europäische Stammtafeln (which omits his parentage as shown in this document), he was the same person as Berthold Graf von Hohenberg (bei Durlach) and founded Kloster Gottesau in 1094[437].  There therefore appears to be confusion about the identity of the families of the various counts named Berthold who lived in Franconia/northern Swabia in the late 11th/early 12th century.  Unfortunately, this confusion cannot at present be cleared up because the primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following family have not yet all been identified.  Ruthard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Disibodenberg by charter dated 11 May 1108 witnessed by "…Comes Emmicho de Smideburch et filius eius Emmicho, Bertolfus Comes de Nuringen…"[438].  According to one table in Europäische Stammtafeln, he died 3 Mar 1110 as a monk at Kloster Gottesau[439]m firstly HEDWIG, daughter of --- (-after 1074).  Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Ravensgirberg "in comitatu Emichonis comitis" by "Bertoldus comes et uxor eius consanguinea nostra Hadewic" by charter dated 1074[440]m secondly LIUTGARD, daughter of --- (-3 Jun ----).  1094/1095.  Graf Berthold & his [first] wife had two children:   

i)          BERTHOLD (-17 Apr [1123]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "Comes Arnoldus, comes Emicho, comes Berhtolfus, Embricho camerarius et filii eius Salman et Embricho…" witnessed the charter dated 1112 under which Ceizolf Provost of St Johann at Mainz donated property[441].  "Ludowicus de Turingia comes, Arnoldus urbis comes, Sigehardus comes, Bertolfus comes, Ludewicus comes, Gozwinus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 20 Jun 1118 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property "in placito Ludwici comitis" to Kloster St Johannes auf dem Bischofsberge, after the death of "Hildrudis vidue Wulferici ministerialis nostri"[442].  Graf von Nürings, Stromberg.  m ---.  The name of Berthold's wife is not known.  Graf Berthold & his wife had two children: 

(a)       BERTHOLD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Nürings.  1124/36.  "…Bertoldus comes et frater eius Sigefridus de Noringen" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[443].  "…Bertolfus et frater eius Sigfridus comes de Nuringes…" witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of "villa Woverebach…in pago Wetereiba in comitatu Bertoldi comitis de Nuringe" to Mainz[444].  [1146].  m ---.  The name of Berthold's wife is not known.  Graf Berthold & his wife had two children:

(1)       SIEGFRIED (-after 1159).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "…Comes Sigefridus et frater eius Gerhardus…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Dec 1141 under which Markolf Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations by "matrona…Juditha…de villa Steinheim…in pago Rinegowe" to Kloster St Alban, for the soul of "mariti sui Eberhardi"[445].  "Comite Sigefrido […cum filia sua Judithe…] et…fratre suo Gerhardo comite de Nuringes nec non…consorte thori sui Udelhilde" sold property at Riedhausen to Kloster Ilmenstadt by charter dated 1159[446]m UDELHILDE, daughter of ---.  "Comite Sigefrido […cum filia sua Judithe…] et…fratre suo Gerhardo comite de Nuringes nec non…consorte thori sui Udelhilde" sold property at Riedhausen to Kloster Ilmenstadt by charter dated 1159[447].  Siegfried & his wife had one child: 

a.         JUDITH .  "Comite Sigefrido […cum filia sua Judithe…] et…fratre suo Gerhardo comite de Nuringes nec non…consorte thori sui Udelhilde" sold property at Riedhausen to Kloster Ilmenstadt by charter dated 1159[448]

(2)       GERHARD (-after 1159).  "…Comes Sigefridus et frater eius Gerhardus…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Dec 1141 under which Markolf Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations by "matrona…Juditha…de villa Steinheim…in pago Rinegowe" to Kloster St Alban, for the soul of "mariti sui Eberhardi"[449].  Graf von Nürings.  "…Comites…Gerhardus de Nueringen…" subscribed the charter dated 30 May 1145 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed possessions of the canons of Gottesthal[450].  "Comite Sigefrido […cum filia sua Judithe…] et…fratre suo Gerhardo comite de Nuringes nec non…consorte thori sui Udelhilde" sold property at Riedhausen to Kloster Ilmenstadt by charter dated 1159[451]

(b)       SIEGFRIED (-after 13 Sep 1132).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Nürings.  "Emicho comes et frater suus Gerlach, Meinhardus comes de Spanheim, Arnoldus de Lurinbergk, Sifridus comes de Nuringen, Albero de Hachinfels, Eberhardus de Hostetten…Embricho comes de Rinegowe…" witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Altmünster by "Meingotus filius Embrichonis quondam camerarii nostri", leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "fratris sui Dudonis"[452].  "Emicho comes de Kireberc, Bertolfus comes de Nuringin, Embricho comes de Rinegowe, Wulframus de Lapide, Wulframus et Embricho filii sui…" witnessed the charter dated 1126 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue"[453].  "…Bertoldus comes et frater eius Sigefridus de Noringen" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[454].  "…Bertolfus et frater eius Sigfridus comes de Nuringes…" witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of "villa Woverebach…in pago Wetereiba in comitatu Bertoldi comitis de Nuringe" to Mainz[455].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property "in pago…Weitereibia…in comitatu Sigefridi comitis de Nuringes" to Mainz cathedral by charter dated 1132, after 13 Sep, signed by "Willehelmus comes Palatinus, Heinricus marchionis Luibaldi filius, Arnoldus Moguntinus comes, Ludewicus comes Thuringie, Ernest comes et Siczzo comes, Sigefridus et frater eius Bertolfus comites de Nuringes, Emicho comes et frater eius Gerlahus, Megenhardus de Spanheim, Wolframus de Wertheim…"[456]

ii)         LIUTGARD .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1094/1130.  m VOLKOLD von Malsburg Graf von Nidda .  1092/1124. 

 

 

1.         GERHARD (-after 1168).  Graf von Nürings.  "Gerhardus comes de Nuringes et filius suus Eggeberhtus, Ludewicus et frater eius Sigebodo de Frankensteine…" witnessed the charter dated 1168 under which Burkhard Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed property of Kloster Breitungen[457]m ---.  The name of Gerhard´s wife is not known.  Gerhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         EGBERT .  "Gerhardus comes de Nuringes et filius suus Eggeberhtus, Ludewicus et frater eius Sigebodo de Frankensteine…" witnessed the charter dated 1168 under which Burkhard Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed property of Kloster Breitungen[458]

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von LEININGEN

 

 

The first dynasty of the Grafen von Leiningen was studied in the late 19th century by Brinckmeier who cites numerous primary sources[459].  The difficulty with the Brinckmeier study is that his sources cited simply do not justify his reconstruction of the early generations of the family, which has been largely adopted by Europäische Stammtafeln and other secondary sources.  Combined with information from other sources to which he does not refer, a complete reassessment has therefore been necessary as shown below. 

 

 

1.         EMICH (-after 30 Jun [782/83]).  "Amicho" donated property "in pago Wormat. in Linunga marca" to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 30 Jun [782/83][460].  His name, and the location of the property donated, suggests that Emich may have been the ancestor of the later Grafen von Leiningen. 

 

 

1.         EMICH [I] .  The family relationship, if any, between Graf Emich [I] and the three earlier counts of this name shown in Part B above has not been traced, although the common name and references to Wormsgau suggest that there was a close connection.  "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"[461]Graf von Leiningen:  "…Emercho comes de Liningen…" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[462].  "…Emicho comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of "villa Woverebach…in pago Wetereiba in comitatu Bertoldi comitis de Nuringe" to Mainz[463].  There is no indication of the date when Graf Emich [I] died, nor whether some of the later resources listed here, or the earlier sources listed below under Graf Emich [II], applied to him or to Emich [II]. 

 

2.         EMICH [II] (-after 1179).  Graf von Leiningen.  "…Emicho comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 1143 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Disibodenberg "per manum comitis Simsonis advocati ecclesie sancti Disibodi"[464].  "Comites:…Emmisso de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 23 Jul 1144 under which "Henricus dux Saxonie" confirmed the privileges of Kloster Bursfeld[465].  "…Comes Emicho de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 1148 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation of property to Kloster Ichtershausen by "Frideruna linea nobis consanguinitatis propinqua et filius eius Marquardus de Grumbach"[466].  "Emichos comes de Liningen, Regenbodo de Lobendenborg" witnessed the charter datd to [1149] under which "dominus Eckardus abbas de Sunnesheim" donated property "in…Hagenauwe" to Otterberg[467].  The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Emicho comes de Lynengen…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[468].  "Emicho…comes de Liningen" confirmed his advocatiam over Kloster Hegen by charter dated 1158, witnessed by "Hermannus, Eberhardus, Fridericus filii mei"[469].  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[470].  “Emico comes de Liningen et filius eius Everardus, Gerlacus comes de Nuenburc, Emico comes hirsutus, Folmarus comes de Castello et filii eius Folmarus et Hugo, Theodoricus comes de Homberc, Warnerus de Bolandia et filius eius Philippus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[471].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln exchanged property "in Rode" with Kloster Otterberg for property "in villa Boshovesheim", held by "Wernherus de Bolandia", by charter dated 1173, witnessed by "Wernherus de Bolanden eiusdem predii advocatus, comes Emicho de Liningen, Irsutus comes, comes Heinricus de Dietse…"[472].  "Emicho comes de Liningun et filius eius Eberhardus…" witnessed a charter of the bishop of Worms dated to [1173][473].  "Emicho…comes de Lyningen et consors mea Elisa et pueri mei Eberhardus et Fridericus" confirmed donations to Zell church by charter dated 1179[474].  According to Brinckmeier, Graf Emich witnessed a charter dated 1189 under which Heinrich VI King of Germany granted the advocatiam of Sittum to the bishop of Worms[475].  It is more likely that this entry refers to Graf Emich [III] than Graf Emich [II].  m ELISA, daughter of --- (-after 1179).  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[476].  "Emicho…comes de Lyningen et consors mea Elisa et pueri mei Eberhardus et Fridericus" confirmed donations to Zell church by charter dated 1179[477].  Graf Emich [II] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         HERMANN (-[1159/73]).  "Emicho…comes de Liningen" confirmed his advocatiam over Kloster Hegen by charter dated 1158, witnessed by "Hermannus, Eberhardus, Fridericus filii mei"[478].  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[479]

b)         EBERHARD (-after 1179).  "Emicho…comes de Liningen" confirmed his advocatiam over Kloster Hegen by charter dated 1158, witnessed by "Hermannus, Eberhardus, Fridericus filii mei"[480].  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[481].  “Emico comes de Liningen et filius eius Everardus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[482].  "Emicho comes de Liningun et filius eius Eberhardus…" witnessed a charter of the bishop of Worms dated to [1173][483].  "Emicho…comes de Lyningen et consors mea Elisa et pueri mei Eberhardus et Fridericus" confirmed donations to Zell church by charter dated 1179[484]

c)         FRIEDRICH [I] (-[1190/28 Apr 1193]).  "Emicho…comes de Liningen" confirmed his advocatiam over Kloster Hegen by charter dated 1158, witnessed by "Hermannus, Eberhardus, Fridericus filii mei"[485].  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[486].  "Emicho…comes de Lyningen et consors mea Elisa et pueri mei Eberhardus et Fridericus" confirmed donations to Zell church by charter dated 1179[487]Graf von Leiningen.  "Fridericus comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Apr 1189 under which Emperor Friedrich I an exchange of property "in Grevenhusen et in Mettenbach et in Rodenbach" for the bishop of Strasbourg[488].  "…Der edele von Liningen grave Friderich…" is named among those who accompanied Ludwig III Landgraf of Thuringia on crusade in 1190[489]

 

 

Two brothers.  The source dated 31 Mar 1205 quoted below clarifies that Graf Emich [III] and Graf Friedrich [I] von Leiningen were cousins ("fratruelis"), and that Friedrich was the junior count.  This means that Friedrich could not have been the same person as Friedrich, son of Graf Emich [II] who is named above.  It is likely that the fathers of Graf Emich [III] and Graf Friedrich [I] were two of the brothers named above.  It should be noted that no source has been found which names Emich [III] as the son of Graf Emich [II].    

1.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         EMICH [III] (-after 2 Jun 1208).  Graf von Leiningen.  According to Brinckmeier, Graf Emich witnessed a charter dated 1189 under which Heinrich VI King of Germany granted the advocatiam of Sittum to the bishop of Worms[490].  It is more likely that this entry refers to Graf Emich [III] than Graf Emich [II].  "…Emmecho com. de Liningen…" witnessed a charter of Emperor Heinrich VI dated 28 Apr 1193[491].  Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed the sale of "villam…Hillensheim…de manu nostra iure feodali comes habuit de Liningen" by "Hellingero de Frankenstein" to Kloster Hemmenrode by charter dated 19 Jul 1195[492].  "…Embrecho comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 20 Jan 1197 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the property of Kloster Arnstein[493].  "Emicho comes de Liningen et Fridericus fratruelis meus comes iunior" confirmed the charter dated 31 Mar 1205 under which "Conradum filum Merbodonis militis de Wartenberg" granted dower to his wife[494].  "…Emicho comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 2 Jun 1208 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the privileges and properties of Neuburg abbey[495]

2.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         FRIEDRICH [II] (-[10 Mar 1217/1220])Graf von Leiningen.  "Emicho comes de Liningen et Fridericus fratruelis meus comes iunior" confirmed the charter dated 31 Mar 1205 under which "Conradum filum Merbodonis militis de Wartenberg" granted dower to his wife[496].  "Comes Fridericus de Leiningen…comes Fridericus de Saraponte" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1210 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus comes de Zolre qui et Burggravius de Nurenberg" to the church of Speyer[497].  "…Fridericus comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 5 Sep 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany donated property to the Teutonic Knights[498].  "…Comes Fridericus de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 29 May 1215 under which Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed donations to Kloster Otterberg[499].  "…Comes Fridericus de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Jul 1215 under which Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed property of Kloster Hirsau[500].  "…Comes Fridericus de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 6 Sep 1215 under which Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed property of the hospital St Maria in "Lutram"[501].  "Fridericus Comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 1216 under which "domina Ida de Mencingen" donated property "in mencingen et in Owensheim" to Kloster Maulbronn[502].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" confirmed a donation to Kloster Otterberg made by "Bertholfus de Gerswilre" by undated charter, witnessed by "Gerhardus comes Irsutus, Fridericus de Frankenstein…", confirmed by Emperor Friedrich II by charter dated 10 Mar 1217[503].  He was a Minnesang[504]m GERTRUD von Habsburg, daughter of [ALBRECHT [III] Graf von Habsburg & his wife Ita von Pfullendorf].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Ruodolfum et comitissam de Linigen" as the children of "Alberctus per Itam cometissam de Pfullendorf, filiam sororis ducis Welph"[505].  Brinckmeier cites a charter dated 1220 under which Gertrud "widow", after the death of "ihres Gemahls des Grafen Friedrich von Leiningen", donated property "in partibus Logane" which belonged to her husband and now belonged to "Herrn Friedrich ehedem genannt von Hartenburg nun Grafen von Leiningen" to Limburg church[506]

 

 

1.         [SIEGFRIED (-after 1 Apr 1214).  Graf von Leiningen.  "Sifridus comes de Liningen, Simon comes de Saraponte…" witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany granted protection to the churches of Rodenkirchen and Hagene[507].  No other reference has been found to this person.  It is not known whether "Sifridus" in this document is an error for "Fridericus".] 

 

 

Three sisters.  It is clear that the children of Liutgarde were his senior heirs after the death of Friedrich [II] Graf von Leiningen.  However, no primary source has been found which names the father of these three sisters.  It is possible either that they were sisters of Graf Friedrich or daughters of Graf Emich [II], and therefore Graf Friedrich´s probable paternal aunts.  The estimated dates of their marriages suggests that the latter is more likely.  Heinrich von Saarbrücken Bishop of Worms, in a charter dated 1221, names "Fridericus frater noster, successor Friderici comitis pie memorie avunculi nostre"[508].  However, in this case "avunculi" could be used either to indicate "uncle" (maternal or paternal) or a more distant relative. 

1.         LIUTGARDE (-1239 or after).  "Comes Simon de Sarbrucken et uxor eius Lutgardis" granted the church of Boekenheim to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated 1196[509].  "Hanricus comes de Duobus Pontibus et Albertus S. Paulini in Treviri prepositus et Symon comes de Sarbricken et mater eius Lucardis comitissa" confirmed the donation of land at Putzerburg to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated to before 1212[510].  "Lucardis comitissa de Sarbrucken assensu filii mei Simonis comitis" donated property to Kloster Wadegozingen, for the soul of "viri mei bonæ memoriæ Simonis comitis patris supra dicti Simonis et cæterorum liberorum meorum", by charter dated 1218[511].  "Cunradis qui dicor Siluester comes" donated part of the churches at Blidendorf and Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken et…matris suæ Lukardis comitissæ de Wide", for the soul of "collateralis meæ Giselæ sororis iam dicti comitis Simonis", by charter dated 1220[512].  "Lucardis comitissa de Wide…mater Simonis comitis de Sarbrucken" donated the church of Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated 1220[513].  "Luterus comes de Wide et…collateralis mea Lucardis" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis Walrami ducis de Lemburg et filiorum eius et domini Henrici comitis Gemini Pontis per manum Simonis comitis de Sarbrucken" by charter dated 1223[514].  "Lukardis comitissa" donated property at Hünerscherre to Kloster Otterburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum", by undated charter, "Symon comes Sarapontis" confirmed the same donation by "domina et mater mea" by undated charter, and Heinrich Bishop of Worms confirmed the same donation by "mater nostra comitissa de Weyden" by charter dated 22 Nov 1233[515].  "Lucardis comitissa de Sarebrugen…cum sororibus nostris Alverade quondam comitissa de Cleberc et Elysa quondam etiam comitissa de Nassowe" donated property to Limburg church by charter dated 1235[516]m firstly (before 1180) SIMON [II] Graf von Saarbrücken, son of SIMON [I] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Mechtild ---.  1183/1207.  m secondly LOTHAR Graf von Wied, son of DIETRICH Graf von Wied & his wife --- (-1 Mar, after 5 Mar 1243). 

2.         ALVERADIS .  Ulrich Provost at Worms confirmed the donation of Bockenheim church to Kloster Wadgassen made by "comes Simon de Saarbrucken et uxor eius Lutgardis…[et] comitissa Alberadis de Cleberc soror prenominate comitisse, marito et liberis orbata zelo pietatis agitata" by charter dated 1196[517].  Wegener speculates that the husband of Alveradis was an older brother of Friedrich [VI] Graf von Kleeberg and assumes that his name must have been Siegfried[518].  This appears to be a reasonable speculation but there appears to be no proof that it is correct.  One difficulty is the absence of a reference to a second son from the donation of his supposed mother Euphemia.  "Lucardis comitissa de Sarebrugen…cum sororibus nostris Alverade quondam comitissa de Cleberc et Elysa quondam etiam comitissa de Nassowe" donated property to Limburg church by charter dated 1235[519].  [m [SIEGFRIED] Graf von Peilstein-Kleeberg, son of SIEGFRIED [II] Graf von Mörle und Kleeberg & his wife Euphemia --- (-before 1196).] 

3.         ELISABETH (-20 Jun [1235/38]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "Rupertus comes de Nassowe et uxor eius Elysa et filius eorum Hermannus…"[520].  Gräfin von Schaumburg.  "Elysa comitissa dicta de Schowenburg, relicta…Ruperti comitis de Nassowe" sold property to Kloster Johannisberg, with the consent of "Hermanni comitis de Virneburg et Luccardis conthoralis ipsius filie nostre advocatiam et iudicium ville Steinheim", by charter dated 27 Feb 1204[521].  "Lucardis comitissa de Sarebrugen…cum sororibus nostris Alverade quondam comitissa de Cleberc et Elysa quondam etiam comitissa de Nassowe" donated property to Limburg church by charter dated 1235[522].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 20 Jun of "Elizabetis comitisse de Nassauwe, que legavit nobis elemosinam bonam"[523]m (before 1169) RUPRECHT [III] "der Streitbare" Graf von Nassau, son of ARNOLD [II] Graf von Nassau & his wife --- (-in Palestine 1191 or after). 

 

 

 

D.      GRAFEN von LEININGEN (SAARBRÜCKEN)

 

 

FRIEDRICH [III] von Saarbrücken, son of SIMON [II] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Luitgard von Leiningen (-1237).  Graf von Saarbrücken.  "Comes Fridericus de Leiningen…comes Fridericus de Saraponte" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1210 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus comes de Zolre qui et Burggravius de Nurenberg" to the church of Speyer[524]Graf von Leiningen.  Brinckmeier cites a charter dated 1220 under which Gertrud "widow", after the death of "ihres Gemahls des Grafen Friedrich von Leiningen", donated property "in partibus Logane" which belonged to her husband and now belonged to "Herrn Friedrich ehedem genannt von Hartenburg nun Grafen von Leiningen" to Limburg church[525].  Heinrich von Saarbrücken Bishop of Worms names "Fridericus frater noster, successor Friderici comitis pie memorie avunculi nostre" in a charter dated 1221[526].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" donated his part of the church at Blidersdorf to Kloster Wadegozingen (Wadgass), with the advice of "cognati mei domini Walrami ducis de Limburgh et…fratris mei Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken…mater mea Lucardis", and with the consent of "collateralis meæ et liberorum meorum", by charter dated 1223[527].  "Wernherus de Bolandia…cum fratre meo Philippo" renounced rights over property of Kloster Ottenberg "in Bertolviswilre" by charter dated Jun 1227, witnessed by "…comite Friderico de Liningen, Godelberto de Liningen…"[528]

m [firstly] (before [1202/05]) [AGNES] von Eberstein, daughter of EBERHARD [III] Graf von Eberstein & his wife Kunigunde [von Andechs-Merano] ([1185/87]-).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 29 Aug 1227 under which her son "Symon comes de Dauborc" recorded his peace agreement with "domino Johanne Metensi episcopo" and named "dominum Evrardum de Vrestein avunculum meum"[529].  Given the marriage date of her parents, she must have been one of their older children as her son´s marriage is estimated to 1224.  “Fridericus comes de Liningin...et uxoris nostre Agnetis...et liberorum nostrorum” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 30 Nov 1221[530].  Brinckmeier quotes a charter of "Emichs IV und Friedrichs III" dated 10 Mar 1263 which refers to "post obitum nobilis domine Agnetis comitisse"[531].  If the speculation about Friedrich’s second marriage is correct, these documents could refer to his second wife. 

[m secondly [AGNES] von Zollern, daughter of KONRAD III Burggraf von Nürnberg & his [first wife ---] (-[18 Feb 1251/10 Mar 1263]).  Her supposed parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1262 under which [her son] "Bertholdus…Babenbergensis ecclesie episcopus" conferred property of "avunculus noster Ch. Burgravius de Nurenberch" on "avunculus noster Fridericus Burgravius de Nurenberch"[532].  This conclusion assumes that "avunculus" should be interpreted in this document in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  The likelihood of this second marriage is also indicated by the probable date of birth of Graf Friedrich´s [first] wife, and bearing in mind the chronology of the careers of his younger children.  A charter dated 18 Feb 1251 records a dispute between Otterberg and "Heinricus…Spirensis electus, E--- comes de Liningen et --- relicta quondam Friderici comitis de Liningen" concerning property "apud Bockenheim"[533].  Brinckmeier quotes a charter of "Emichs IV und Friedrichs III" dated 10 Mar 1263 which refers to "post obitum nobilis domine Agnetis comitisse"[534].] 

Graf Friedrich & his [first] wife had one child: 

1.         SIMON ([1202/05]-[16 Mar 1234/1236]).  "Symon comes de Dauborc" recorded his peace agreement with "domino Johanne Metensi episcopo", including his marriage with "filiam fratris sui G. domini de Asperomonte", with the consent of "patris mei F. comitis de Lynengen", by charter dated 29 Aug 1227, which refers to "uxore mea comitissa de Dauborc defuncta" and named "dominum Evrardum de Vrestein avunculum meum"[535].  His date of birth is estimated from the likely date of birth of his mother and his own marriage date.  "Simon comes de Dauborc" agreed peace with the bishop of Metz by charter dated 16 Mar 1233 (O.S.) which names "uxoris mee quam habueram, comitisse de Dauborc filie Alberti comitis"[536]m (1224 before Sep) as her third husband, GERTRUD von Dagsburg, widow firstly of THIBAUT I Duke of Lorraine, repudiated wife secondly of THIBAUT IV Comte de Champagne [later TEOBALDO I King of Navarre], daughter of ALBERT [II] Graf von Dagsburg & his wife Gertrud von Baden ([May 1205/mid-1206]-before 19 Mar 1225).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Albertus comes Dasburgensis et domnus de Musal…parvulam filiam Gertrudem"[537].  Poull suggests the birth date shown above[538], although it seems likely that Gertrud was born earlier as her mother would have been at least 52 years old in 1205.  The Vitæ Odiliæ names "Gertrudem filiam defuncti comitis [de Moha Albertus]" as wife of "Theobaldus ducis Lotharingie filius"[539].  Richer records that "ducem Lotoringie Theobaldum" was married to "filiam comitis de Daxporc", that he inherited the county through her, that after her first husband died she married "comes…Campanie adhuc adolescens" who in his turn inherited the county, that she was repudiated for sterility by her second husband and married thirdly "comiti de Lignigne", and that after the couple's death soon afterwards there were no heirs to her county which (including "castra…Hernestem et Turquestem, et…opida…Albam et Saleborc") was annexed by "Metensis episcopus Iohannes" but that "frater…dicti comitis defuncti" captured "castrum Daxporc"[540].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gertrudam filiam comitis Alberti Dasburgensis" as wife of "dux Theobaldus natus de filia comitis Barri"[541].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the second marriage in 1220 of "Gertrudem comitissam de Daburc [relictam Theobaldi iuvenis dux Lotharingie]" and "iuvenis comes Theobaldus Campaniensis" and their separation two years later on grounds of consanguinity[542].  The Chronicon Ebersheimense names "filie comitis de Dagesburc" as the wife of "comite de Lyningen"[543].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1225 of "Gertrudis…heres unica de Daborch et de…Musacum" recording that she was "novissime…de Linengis comitissa", without naming her third husband[544]Betrothed (29 Aug 1227) to --- d´Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [VI] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Julienne de Rosoy.  "Symon comes de Dauborc" recorded his peace agreement with "domino Johanne Metensi episcopo", including his marriage with "filiam fratris sui G. domini de Asperomonte", with the consent of "patris mei F. comitis de Lynengen", by charter dated 29 Aug 1227[545]

Graf Friedrich & his [first/second] wife had six children: 

2.         FRIEDRICH [IV] (-[1249/14 Dec 1254]).  Berthold Bishop of Strasbourg granted “feodo castri de Dagesberg”, held by "bone memorie Symundus frater suus", to "consanguineum nostrum et vasallum Fridericum comitem de Liningen" by charter dated Jun 1239[546].  The family relationship between the bishop (who was the son of Adalbert [II] Herzog von Teck) and Friedrich [IV] Graf von Leiningen has not yet been ascertained.  The Annales Wormatienses name "domni Friderici comitis de Liningen et domni Emichonis fratris sui" in 1249[547]Graf von Leiningen in (part) Dagsburg, Leiningen und Hardenburg.  m (before 29 Sep 1242) ADELHEID von Kyburg, daughter of WERNER Graf von Kyburg & his wife Alix [Bertha] de Lorraine.  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[548].  1258.  Graf Friedrich [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         FRIEDRICH [V] (-1316).  "Emecho comes de Liningen et Fridericus fratruelis ipsius iunior comes de Liningen" confirmed sale of revenue from property "in Walesheim" made to Speyer by charter dated 14 Dec 1254[549]Graf von Leiningen.  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[550].  "Emicho, Walramus prepositus Wormaciensis, Bertholdus canonicus Spirensis fratres et Fridericus de Lyningen comites" granted property to "Ioannem filium Cunonis de Durenkeim militis" by charter dated Jun 1256[551].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" made a treaty with "Aleyde filia quondam Emichonis comitis de Liningen patrui nostri…comitissa de Spanheim et ipsius liberis…pueris suis Rudolfum de Alsenbruch et Wildericum de Spanheim milites" by charter dated 1 Jul 1291[552]m firstly (before 1268) MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-[1268/70]).  "Emicho et Fridericus comites de Lyningen…Fridericus comes predictus uxorem meam…Mehtildim" donated property at Walsheim to Speyer by charter dated 1268[553]m secondly (before May 1270) JOHANNA von Sponheim, daughter of SIMON [I] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Margareta von Hengebach (-after 1270).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated May 1270 under which "Iohannes nobilis de Spanheim et Adelheidis uxor nostra" exchanged property with "Ingebrandi dicti de Munzichen civis in Crucenachen et Gude uxoris sue", witnessed by "Dni Emechonis soceri nostri ac Frederici sororii nostri comitum de Liningen…"[554]m thirdly (1282) JEANNE d'Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [VII] Seigneur d'Aspremont et de Dun & his wife ---.  "Fridericus comes et Iohanna nostra collateralis comitissa de Liningen" granted freedom to "Sendelborne" for Otterberg by charter dated 22 Mar 1304[555]

-        GRAFEN von LEININGEN[556]

3.         KUNIGUNDE .  "Wirnherus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer et Kunegundis sua collateralis" sold "predium nostrum de Jmzwilre" to "domini nostri Heinrici comitis de Seyn" by charter dated 27 Dec 1236[557].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 18 Aug 1278 under which her son Friedrich Bishop of Speyer settled disputes with "Fridericum de Liningen comitem avunculum nostrum", in the presence of "Wernheri de Bolandia fratris nostri…"[558]m (before 27 Dec 1236) as his first wife, WERNER [IV] von Bolanden, son of WERNER [III] von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg (-[25 Jul 1258/Mar 1262]). 

4.         EMICH [IV] (-[1276/79]).  The Annales Wormatienses name "domni Friderici comitis de Liningen et domni Emichonis fratris sui" in 1249[559]Graf von Leiningen in Landeck. 

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5.         HEINRICH (-28 Feb 1271)Bishop of Speyer 1245.  A charter dated 18 Feb 1251 records a dispute between Otterberg and "Heinricus…Spirensis electus, E--- comes de Liningen et --- relicta quondam Friderici comitis de Liningen" concerning property "apud Bockenheim"[560].  Heinrich Bishop of Speyer confirmed the sale of property in Walsheim by "frater noster Emicho et fratruelis noster de Liningen comites" by charter dated 23 Sep 1266[561]

6.         WALRAM (-after 16 Aug 1284).  "Walramus Wormatiensis ecclesie et S. Guidonis in Spira prepositus" donated property to "Embichoni comiti de Lyningen fratri nostro" by charter dated 1249[562].  Provost at Worms cathedral.  "Emicho, Walramus prepositus Wormaciensis, Bertholdus canonicus Spirensis fratres et Fridericus de Lyningen comites" granted property to "Ioannem filium Cunonis de Durenkeim militis" by charter dated Jun 1256[563].  "Walramus…prepositus maioris ecclesie Wormat." donated property "in Abenheim" to Otterberg by charter dated 16 Aug 1284, witnessed by "patrui nostri…Fridericus senior et Emicho comites de Liningen"[564].  The reference to "patrui" in the last document is unexplained, unless the donor was a different person, belonging to a later generation, than Walram who is recorded in the sources dated 1249 and Jun 1256. 

7.         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m KUNO von Malberg zu Finstingen (-before 1262). 

Graf Friedrich & his [second] wife had [two] children: 

8.         BERTHOLD (-17 May 1285).  Canon at Speyer cathedral 1247.  "Emicho, Walramus prepositus Wormaciensis, Bertholdus canonicus Spirensis fratres et Fridericus de Lyningen comites" granted property to "Ioannem filium Cunonis de Durenkeim militis" by charter dated Jun 1256[565].  Bishop of Bamberg 1257.  "Bertholdus…Babenbergensis ecclesie episcopus" conferred property of "avunculus noster Ch. Burgravius de Nurenberch" on "avunculus noster Fridericus Burgravius de Nurenberch" by charter dated 1262[566].  "Ber[tholdus]…Babenbergensis Episcopus" appointed "consanguineus noster…Fridericus Burcravius de Nurenberc…filia sua Maria" as his heir in various properties, and if she died "aliam Adelheidam", in particular if "Cunradus frater dicti Burcravii" died childless, by charter dated 24 Apr 1262[567].  "Bertholdus…Episcopus Babenbergensis" appointed "cognate nostre Elyzabeth uxori eiusdem et Marie filie ipsius" as his heir in property in fiefs held from "consanguineus noster Fridericus Burgravius in Nurenberch", by charter dated 15 Jun 1267[568].  These appointments suggest that Berthold may not have had brothers and sisters of the full blood with children, and therefore that the other children of Graf Friedrich who are shown above were probably born from their father´s first marriage.  Berthold Bishop of Bamberg confirmed that "avunculus noster comes Henricus de Kastel et uxor sua Adelhedis matertera nostra" renounced their rights in the property of "avunculi nostri Friderici Burgravii de Nurenberch" and promised not to sell "castra Kastel…et Halleberch" without the permission of "Fr[iderici] de Nurenberch Burgravii soceri sui" by charter dated 1 Sep 1283[569]

9.         EBERHARD .  The Annales Wormatienses record that "Heinricus episcopus" [Heinrich von Saarbrücken Bishop of Worms] introduced "filium fratris sui comitis de Liningen…Eberhardum" into the Dominican order in 1226, adding that he died "in eadem domo" and was buried "in area fratrem ibidem"[570].  1265/1280.  Monk. 

 

 

EMICH [IV] von Leiningen, son of FRIEDRICH [III] von Saarbrücken Graf von Leiningen & his [first] wife [Agnes von Eberstein] (-[1276/79]).  The Annales Wormatienses name "domni Friderici comitis de Liningen et domni Emichonis fratris sui" in 1249[571]Graf von Leiningen in Landeck.  A charter dated 18 Feb 1251 records a dispute between Otterberg and "Heinricus…Spirensis electus, E--- comes de Liningen et --- relicta quondam Friderici comitis de Liningen" concerning property "apud Bockenheim"[572].  "Emicho comes de Liningen, Bertholdus et Godfridus fratres dicti de Metis in Liningen" confirmed the donation to Kloster Otterberg made by "Marquardus de Rodenbach et uxor sua" by charter dated 1252[573].  "Emecho comes de Liningen et Fridericus fratuelis ipsius iunior comes de Liningen" confirmed sale of revenue from property "in Walesheim" made to Speyer by charter dated 14 Dec 1254[574].  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[575].  "Emicho, Walramus prepositus Wormaciensis, Bertholdus canonicus Spirensis fratres et Fridericus de Lyningen comites" granted property to "Ioannem filium Cunonis de Durenkeim militis" by charter dated Jun 1256[576]

m firstly ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-[8 Apr] before 1264).  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[577].  [The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 8 Apr of "Lyse comitisse de Lyningen"[578].] 

m secondly (15 Mar 1265) as her second husband, MARGARETA von Hengebach, widow of SIMON Graf von Sponheim, daughter of EBERHARD [III] von Hengebach & his wife Elisabeth von Hochstaden.  1248/91. 

Graf Emich [IV] & his first wife had four children: 

1.         EMICH [V] von Leiningen (-1289)Graf von Leiningen.  "Emecho comes de Liningen, Catharina uxor sua, Otto comes de Nassauwe, Agnes uxor sua, Johannes comes de Spanheim, Alheidis uxor sua, Henricus dominus de Blanckenberg et Cunigundis uxor sua, sororii et sorores mei Emechonis comitis" confirmed the sale of property "in villa Liestorff" to Kloster Wadegoz made by "felicis recordationis dominus Emecho quondam comes de Liningen" by charter dated Jan 1288[579]m as her first husband, KATHERINA von Ochsenstein, daughter of OTTO [II] Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Habsburg.  "Emecho comes de Liningen, Catharina uxor sua, Otto comes de Nassauwe, Agnes uxor sua, Johannes comes de Spanheim, Alheidis uxor sua, Henricus dominus de Blanckenberg et Cunigundis uxor sua, sororii et sorores mei Emechonis comitis" confirmed the sale of property "in villa Liestorff" to Kloster Wadegoz made by "felicis recordationis dominus Emecho quondam comes de Liningen" by charter dated Jan 1288[580].  She married secondly ([3 Jun 1290]) Johann Graf von Sponheim.  Rudolf I King of Germany pledged “castrum Wer” to "domine Katarine de Ossinsten relicte quondam Emichonis de Liningen consanguinee nostre" as dowry for "Johannem comitem de Sponheim suum maritum" by charter dated 3 Jun 1290[581].  Emich [V] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RUDOLF von Leiningen (-1290).  Graf von Leiningen

2.         AGNES von Leiningen (-[Dec 1299/1303]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[582].  "Emecho comes de Liningen, Catharina uxor sua, Otto comes de Nassauwe, Agnes uxor sua, Johannes comes de Spanheim, Alheidis uxor sua, Henricus dominus de Blanckenberg et Cunigundis uxor sua, sororii et sorores mei Emechonis comitis" confirmed the sale of property "in villa Liestorff" to Kloster Wadegoz made by "felicis recordationis dominus Emecho quondam comes de Liningen" by charter dated Jan 1288[583].  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[584].  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[585]m OTTO Graf von Nassau, son of HEINRICH II "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mathilde van Gelderland (-[1289/90]). 

3.         ADELHEID von Leiningen (-[1301]).  "Emecho comes de Liningen, Catharina uxor sua, Otto comes de Nassauwe, Agnes uxor sua, Johannes comes de Spanheim, Alheidis uxor sua, Henricus dominus de Blanckenberg et Cunigundis uxor sua, sororii et sorores mei Emechonis comitis" confirmed the sale of property "in villa Liestorff" to Kloster Wadegoz made by "felicis recordationis dominus Emecho quondam comes de Liningen" by charter dated Jan 1288[586].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" made a treaty with "Aleyde filia quondam Emichonis comitis de Liningen patrui nostri…comitissa de Spanheim et ipsius liberis…pueris suis Rudolfum de Alsenbruch et Wildericum de Spanheim milites" by charter dated 1 Jul 1291[587]m ([1265]) JOHANN Graf von Sponheim, son of SIMON [I] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Margareta von Hengebach (-1291). 

4.         KUNIGUNDE von Leiningen (-after Jan 1288).  "Emecho comes de Liningen, Catharina uxor sua, Otto comes de Nassauwe, Agnes uxor sua, Johannes comes de Spanheim, Alheidis uxor sua, Henricus dominus de Blanckenberg et Cunigundis uxor sua, sororii et sorores mei Emechonis comitis" confirmed the sale of property "in villa Liestorff" to Kloster Wadegoz made by "felicis recordationis dominus Emecho quondam comes de Liningen" by charter dated Jan 1288[588]m (before 1267) HENRI Seigneur de Blamont, son of ---.  

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von VELDENZ

 

 

The county of Veldenz lay south of the county of Sponheim and the Rheingrafschaft, south-east of the river Mosel, its territory lying around the town of Lichtenberg, although the town of Veldenz itself lay within the lay jurisdiction of the archbishopric of Trier.  The county originally formed part of the county of Nahegau.  Croll studied the first dynasty of the Grafen von Veldenz in the 18th century and concluded that they probably descended from the Grafen im Nahegau who are shown in Part B of the present chapter, and in whose family the names Emich and Gerlach are repeated[589].  It is not impossible that Gerlach [I] Graf von Veldenz and his brother Emich, ancestor of the Wildgrafen, were the same persons as Graf Emich (named in various sources dated between 1108 and 1135 as Graf im Nahegau, Graf von Schmidburg and Graf von Kirburg) and his brother Gerlach.  The mentions of the two sets of brothers cover approximately the same period, and no other record has been identified of the marriages and descendants of Graf Emich im Nahegau and his brother Gerlach.  The only apparent difficulty is that most sources, in which the brothers are named together, name the Veldenz brothers in a different order from the Nahegau/Schmidburg brothers, which suggests a different order of seniority by age.  Another possibility is that the Veldenz brothers were first cousins of the Nahegau/Schmidburg brothers, maybe sons of an otherwise unrecorded sister. 

 

The primary sources reveal five successive counts of Veldenz named Gerlach between the 1130s and the mid-13th century.  Given the birth of Graf Gerlach [V], dated to after 1228, the chronology suggests that these five counts belonged to at least five successive generations. However, it should be noted that no primary sources have yet been identified which confirm the parentage of either Graf Gerlach [II] or Graf Gerlach [IV].  On the basis of our current knowledge, it cannot therefore be confirmed that these five counts represented a continuous succession from father to son.  Little information about the lives and careers of the Grafen von Veldenz is gleaned from the primary sources, apart from their enjoyment of a prominent position in the courts of both the archbishop of Mainz and the archbishop of Trier, at least throughout most of the 12th century, as shown by their witnessing numerous imperial and archiepiscopal charters.  The county of Veldenz was closely linked to the church of Verdun whose ownership of property within the county is recorded in several sources.  Laurence of Laon´s Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium records that Richer Bishop of Verdun travelled northwards along the river Mosel "ad Valdentiam alodium ecclesiæ" where he died in 1107[590].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of the church of Verdun by charter dated 17 Aug 1156, which lists "Valdentiam…castrum cum advocatia et banno" among the church´s possessions[591].  Graf Gerlach [IV] confirmed his allegiance to the bishop of Verdun for his castle in 1235.  No primary source has yet been identified which shows that the Veldenz comital family founded a specific monastic establishment themselves or that they enjoyed a continuous association with one particular church or abbey.  No indication has yet been found of the identities of the wives of Graf Gerlach [II] or Graf Gerlach [III], although they presumably belonged to prominent local Franconian comital families as judged by the known marriages of the three other counts named Gerlach.  The heiress of Graf Gerlach [V] married the Swabian nobleman Heinrich von Geroldseck in the late 1260s.  The couple were ancestors of the second dynasty of Grafen von Veldenz (not treated in the present document) until its extinction in the male line in 1444, when the county passed to Stefan Pfalzgraf in Simmern und Zweibrücken who had married the heiress, and through whom he also succeeded in reuniting the frequently divided territories of the county of Sponheim. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GERLACH [I] (-before 1141).  "Werinherus…comes et advocatus cenobii sancte crucis in Cofunga" donated "in Oggozeshusum mansum 1, in Crumbelbach mansos 2, Vennee 3 mansos…Ritte mansos 3…" to the abbess of Kaufungen by charter dated 1102, witnessed by "Bertholfus comes, Sigefrid palatinus comes, Emicho comes, Emicho comes, Gerlach comes, Udo comes"[592].  "Arnoldus comes, Gerlahus comes, Embricho vicedominus…" witnessed the charter dated 1119, before 15 Aug, under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz granted property to Stift St Maria at Mainz[593].  "…Gerlachus Comes de Feldenzun…" witnessed the charter dated 1130 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Mainz[594].  "…Gerlacus de Veldence…" witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of "villa Woverebach…in pago Wetereiba in comitatu Bertoldi comitis de Nuringe" to Mainz[595].  Emperor Lothar donated property to Epternach by charter dated 24 Apr 1131 witnessed by "…Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…"[596].  "…Emmecho comes et frater eius Gerlacus de Veldenz…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the canons of Trier St Simon and Bamberg St Georg concerning tithes in Hönningen[597]m CÄCILIE von Thüringen, daughter of LUDWIG "der Salier/der Springer" Graf in Thüringen & his wife Adelheid von Stade (-1141, bur Reinhardsbrunn).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Cunegundim, Ceciliam, Adelheidim" as the three daughters of "Ludewicus comes" & his wife Adelheid[598].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Ceciliam" as second daughter of Graf Ludwig & his wife, recording that she married "comes de Weldense Gerlacus" and that by him she was mother of "Udonem minorem Cycensem episcopum"[599].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the death in 1141 of "Cecilia filia comitis Ludewici primi…relicta comitis Gerlaci" and her burial at Reinhardsbrunn[600].  Gerlach [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [GERLACH [II] (-1186 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is clear that Gerlach [II] must have been a different person from Gerlach [I] as Cäcilie von Thüringen was named as widow of the latter in 1141.  Graf von Veldenz.] 

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b)         UDO .  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Ceciliam" as second daughter of Graf Ludwig & his wife, recording that she married "comes de Weldense Gerlacus" and that by him she was mother of "Udonem minorem Cycensem episcopum"[601]

2.         EMICH (-after 1136).  "Werinherus…comes et advocatus cenobii sancte crucis in Cofunga" donated "in Oggozeshusum mansum 1, in Crumbelbach mansos 2, Vennee 3 mansos…Ritte mansos 3…" to the abbess of Kaufungen by charter dated 1102, witnessed by "Bertholfus comes, Sigefrid palatinus comes, Emicho comes, Emicho comes, Gerlach comes, Udo comes"[602].  Emperor Lothar donated property to Epternach by charter dated 24 Apr 1131 witnessed by "…Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…"[603].  "…Emmecho comes et frater eius Gerlacus de Veldenz…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the canons of Trier St Simon and Bamberg St Georg concerning tithes in Hönningen[604]

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GERLACH [II], son of [GERLACH [I] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Cäcilie von Thüringen] (-1186 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is clear that Gerlach [II] must have been a different person from Gerlach [I] as Cäcilie von Thüringen was named as widow of the latter in 1141.  Graf von Veldenz.  "…Comites…Gerlaus de Veldece…" subscribed the charter dated 30 May 1145 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed possessions of the canons of Gottesthal[605].  "…Conradus comes de Kirberg, Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…" subscribed the charter dated 4 Jan 1146 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an agreement between Adalbero Archbishop of Trier and Henri Comte de Namur[606].  Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed an exchange of property "in pago Nahgove in archiepiscopatu Moguntino per manum Folmari comitis de Castele et advocati prædictæ curiæ" for property "in Nasove…in pago Logenæ" with the bishop of Worms, represented by "advocati maioris domus Symonis comitis de Sarbruke", adding that "prædictum castrum de Nasove" had been occupied violently by "antecessores Ruberti et Arnoldi de Lurenberg", by charter dated 9 Mar 1158 witnessed by "Symon advocatus maioris domus Wormatiensis ecclesiæ, Folmar comes de Castele, Cunradus comes de Cherberch, Hemico comes de Boimeneburch, Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenze…"[607].  "…Gerlacus comes de Veldence…" subscribed a charter dated end 1173 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Tiefenthal[608].  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[609]

m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known. 

Gerlach [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GERLACH [III] (-after 22 Nov 1214).  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[610]Graf von Veldenz.  ["Gerlacus Comes de Veldenzin…" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen"[611].  "…Henricus comes de Spanheim, Henricus comes de Sarbrucken, Gerlacus comes de Veldense, Bertoldus comes de Dietse, Gotfridus comes de Vebing…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[612].  It is uncertain whether these two documents refer to Graf Gerlach [II] or Graf Gerlach [III]: his privileged position in the witness list suggests seniority which may indicate that he was Gerlach [II] rather than his son.]  "Gerlacus comes de Veldence" and the abbey of St Eucharius, Trier reached agreement about "Hunria villarum…Hemptre et Lampaiden" by charter dated 1202[613].  Emperor Friedrich II ordered the destruction of "castrum Lichtenberg" built without authorisation by "comes de Veldencem in allodio S. Remigii Remensis" by charter dated 22 Nov 1214[614]m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach [III] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [GERLACH [IV] (-before 30 Apr 1245).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, the chronology indicates that Graf Gerlach [IV] must have been a different person from Graf Gerlach [III].  Graf von Veldenz.  Theodericus Archbishop of Trier confirmed an agreement between "Gerlaco comiti Valdencie" and Jean Bishop of Verdun concerning the rights of the bishopric by charter dated 30 Nov 1220[615].  "Gerlacus comes de Veldence" donated "capellam Ennensheym" to the church of Flanheim St Maria by charter dated 1224, witnessed by "Silvester comes Conradus, Embericho de Lapide…"[616].  "Guerlacus comes Valdencie" confirmed allegiance to the bishop of Verdun for "castro meo" by charter dated 23 Aug 1235[617].  "Ermesindis comitissa Luccemburgensis et Ruppinensis" granted "villam de Grevewilre et de Rodeha et de Vinckenbach" to "Gerlacus comes Veldentzie…consensu Beatricis uxoris sue" by charter dated 25 Feb 1236[618].]  m (before 25 Feb 1236) BEATRIX, daughter of [KONRAD [II] Wildgraf & his wife Gisela von Saarbrücken].  "Ermesindis comitissa Luccemburgensis et Ruppinensis" granted "villam de Grevewilre et de Rodeha et de Vinckenbach" to "Gerlacus comes Veldentzie…consensu Beatricis uxoris sue" by charter dated 25 Feb 1236[619].  "Beatrix comitissa domini Gerlaci bone memorie comitis Veldencie relicta…filii mei Gerlaci tutrix et curatrix" founded a mass at St Helenenburg, in accordance with the testament of "dominus supradictus" and with the consent of "consanguineorum…", by charter dated 30 Apr 1245[620].  Croll states that Konrad [II] Wildgraf calls Gerlach [V] Graf von Veldenz "nepotem" in a charter dated 1259 and that this word has been interpreted as "grandson" in a mid-18th century manuscript genealogy[621].  The relationship is also suggested by the charter dated Apr 1271 under which "Conradus de Bochisberc...cum...Gerlacus pie recordationis quondam comes de Veldenze, avunculi nostri…Craftonis, Gerhardi canonicorum Herbipolensium et Adilheidis confratrum nostrorum, matri nostre quondam sorore sue" renounced revenue "de curia Konken", with the consent of "Craftonis, Gerhardis et Adilheidis predictorum confratrum nostrorum", and names "avunculus noster dominus Emicho comes Silvestris…et Hugonis nati sui" as guarantors[622].  Gerlach [IV] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GERLACH [V] (after [1228]-[17 Jun 1259/Jul 1260]).  "Beatrix comitissa domini Gerlaci bone memorie comitis Veldencie relicta…filii mei Gerlaci tutrix et curatrix" founded a mass at St Helenenburg, in accordance with the testament of "dominus supradictus" and with the consent of "consanguineorum…", by charter dated 30 Apr 1245[623]Graf von Veldenz.  "Gerlacus comes Veldentzie" freed "Heinricus dictus de Suffersheim et Benigna conjuges in terminis ville nostre Wentzenheim" by charter dated 6 Dec 1254[624].  "Gerlacus comes Veldentie" donated property "in Osterna et in Ouinbach" to Kloster Wersweiler, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Elisabeth et parentum nostrorum", by charter dated Aug 1258[625].  Eberhard Bishop of Worms recognised that, if "Gerlacum comitem de Veldenze" died without male heirs, "filiabus suis" would inherit "castrum Landsburg" held by Graf Gerlach from the bishopric, by charter dated 17 Jun 1259[626]m (1254) ELISABETH von Zweibrücken, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes von Eberstein (-1259).  "Hanricus comes et A. comitissa Geminipontis" granted dowry to "generum nostrum Gerlacum comitem de Veldentia", with the consent of "patris nostri E. comitis de Everstein et A. matris nostre necnon Elizabeth et Adleidis filiarum E. quondam comitis de Seina fratris nostri", by charter dated Jul 1258[627].  "Gerlacus comes Veldentie" donated property "in Osterna et in Ouinbach" to Kloster Wersweiler, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Elisabeth et parentum nostrorum", by charter dated Aug 1258[628].  Gerlach [V] & his wife had [two] children: 

(a)       AGNES ([1254/55]-).  "Agneta comitissa filia quondam Gerlaci comitis de Veldentze" granted property "in villa Leibersheim" to "de Landesburg et de Liechtenberg castrensium nostrorum Balwino militi de Landesberg", with the consent of "avi nostri Henrici comitis Geminipontis", by charter dated 10 Jun 1263[629]m (before 3 Aug 1270) HEINRICH von Geroldseck, son of --- (-[after 1296]).  Graf von Veldenz.  The marriage contract between "Walterum seniorem filium…domini H. de Gerolsdesekken, comitis Veldencie" and "Ymenam filiam…Sy bone memorie comitis de Spanheim…Johannes de Spanheim frater predicte Ymene" is dated 3 Aug 1270[630]

(b)       daughter(s) (-after 17 Jun 1259).  That Graf Gerlach [V] had more than one daughter is confirmed by the charter dated 17 Jun 1259 under which Eberhard Bishop of Worms recognised that, if "Gerlacum comitem de Veldenze" died without male heirs, "filiabus suis" would inherit "castrum Landsburg" held by Graf Gerlach from the bishopric[631]

ii)         ADELHEID (-after Apr 1271).  Croll cites sources which, read together, indicate this marriage, together with a reconstruction of the family of the Herren von Bocksberg and Herren von Krautheim from 1144 to the end-13th century[632].  "Conradus de Bochisberc...cum...Gerlacus pie recordationis quondam comes de Veldenze, avunculi nostri…Craftonis, Gerhardi canonicorum Herbipolensium et Adilheidis confratrum nostrorum, matri nostre quondam sorore sue" renounced revenue "de curia Konken", with the consent of "Craftonis, Gerhardis et Adilheidis predictorum confratrum nostrorum", by charter dated Apr 1271 which names "avunculus noster dominus Emicho comes Silvestris…et Hugonis nati sui" as guarantors[633]m KRAFT [I] von Bocksberg, son of --- (-before 1271).  "Krafto de Bochisberc" granted "partem predii nostri Grewilre, Hohenhelde, Niwenburc" to "Balduwino militi et filio suo Balduwino cognomine Bische de Landesburc" by charter dated 1268[634]

b)         [HUGO (-after 1257).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Canon at Trier cathedral.] 

 

 

 

F.      WILDGRAFEN

 

 

EMICH, son of --- (-after 1136).  "Werinherus…comes et advocatus cenobii sancte crucis in Cofunga" donated "in Oggozeshusum mansum 1, in Crumbelbach mansos 2, Vennee 3 mansos…Ritte mansos 3…" to the abbess of Kaufungen by charter dated 1102, witnessed by "Bertholfus comes, Sigefrid palatinus comes, Emicho comes, Emicho comes, Gerlach comes, Udo comes"[635].  Emperor Lothar donated property to Epternach by charter dated 24 Apr 1131 witnessed by "…Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…"[636].  "…Emmecho comes et frater eius Gerlacus de Veldenz…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the canons of Trier St Simon and Bamberg St Georg concerning tithes in Hönningen[637]

m ---.  The name of Emich´s wife is not known. 

Emich & his wife had two children: 

1.         KONRAD (-after 1173)Wildgraf.  Graf von Kyrburg.  "…Cunrat comes de Kereberch, frater eius Emicho, Wolfram comes de Wertheim, Gerhart comes de Nuringen, Gerhart comes de Berebach et frater eius Henric…" witnessed the charter dated 1143, after 27 Sep, under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed property of Kloster St Victor, Mainz[638].  "…Cunradus comes et frater eius Emmecho…" subscribed the charter dated 1144 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Eberbach[639].  "…Conradus comes de Kirberg, Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…" subscribed the charter dated 4 Jan 1146 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an agreement between Adalbero Archbishop of Trier and Henri Comte de Namur[640].  "…comes Conradus et frater suus Embicho…" subscribed the charter dated 1151 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Winkel[641].  The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Cuonradus comes de Kirberg…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[642].  "…Conradus irsutus comes…" subscribed the charter dated 1170 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between "Embrichonem ringravium" and Kloster Johannisberg[643].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln exchanged property "in Rode" with Kloster Otterberg for property "in villa Boshovesheim", held by "Wernherus de Bolandia", by charter dated 1173, witnessed by "Wernherus de Bolanden eiusdem predii advocatus, comes Emicho de Liningen, Irsutus comes, comes Heinricus de Dietse…"[644]m MATHILDE de Bar, daughter of RENAUD [I] Comte de Bar & his wife Gisèle de Vaudémont.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "comites qui dicuntur Silvestres in Allemanni" as descended from "tertia [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]"[645].  The primary source which confirms her name and more precisely identifies her husband has not yet been identified.  Konrad & his wife had four children: 

a)         GERHARD [I] (-after [1198/1202])Wildgraf.  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[646].  Graf von Kyrburg. 

-        see below

b)         KONRAD (-after 1186).  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[647].  Abbot of St Maximin at Trier. 

c)         MATHILDE (-after 1221).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildis uxor comitis Manasseri Reytestensis [et] Cunegundis domna de Rista" as daughters of "tertia [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]"[648].  “Manasses comes Registensis” donated “capelle Beati Petri apostoli apud Macerias site” to Reims, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mathildis et filii mei Hugonis, et Alberti, Henrici, Balduini fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 16 Sep 1176[649].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[650].  “Manasses Regitestensis comes” donated property in “Venderesia” to Omont, with the consent of “Mathilde uxore mea et Hugone filio meo et uxore eius Felicitate”, by charter dated 1198[651]m (before [1174]) MANASSES [IV] Comte de Rethel, son of ITHIER de Vitry Comte de Rethel & his wife Béatrice de Namur (-1198). 

d)         KUNIGUNDE .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildis uxor comitis Manasseri Reytestensis [et] Cunegundis domna de Rista" as daughters of "tertia [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]"[652]m HUGO [I] Comte de Lunéville, son of FOLMAR [I] Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Clementia von Metz (-1220 or after). 

2.         EMICH [I] (-after 1172).  "…Cunrat comes de Kereberch, frater eius Emicho, Wolfram comes de Wertheim, Gerhart comes de Nuringen, Gerhart comes de Berebach et frater eius Henric…" witnessed the charter dated 1143, after 27 Sep, under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed property of Kloster St Victor, Mainz[653].  "…Cunradus comes et frater eius Emmecho…" subscribed the charter dated 1144 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Eberbach[654].  Graf von Naumburg/Neuenburg 1146.  Raugraf 1148.  "…Comes Conradus et frater suus Embicho…" subscribed the charter dated 1151 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Winkel[655].  Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed an exchange of property "in pago Nahgove in archiepiscopatu Moguntino per manum Folmari comitis de Castele et advocati prædictæ curiæ" for property "in Nasove…in pago Logenæ" with the bishop of Worms, represented by "advocati maioris domus Symonis comitis de Sarbruke", adding that "prædictum castrum de Nasove" had been occupied violently by "antecessores Ruberti et Arnoldi de Lurenberg", by charter dated 9 Mar 1158 witnessed by "Symon advocatus maioris domus Wormatiensis ecclesiæ, Folmar comes de Castele, Cunradus comes de Cherberch, Hemico comes de Boimeneburch, Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenze…"[656].  “...Emico comes hirsutus et filius eius Conradus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[657]m ---.  The name of Emich´s wife is not known.  Emich [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         EMICH [II] .  Raugraf.  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[658].  "Gerlacus Comes de Veldenzin, Emercho comes Irsutus, Bertoldus comes de Nidee, Wernherus comes de Widechinstein, Hardradus de Merenberg" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen"[659].  "Embricho Irsutus comes et filius eius Conradus…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz renewed the donation of "ecclesiam in Mengesrod" made to Kloster Ravengirsburg by "comitissa Friderun…et mariti sui Stephani"[660]

-        RAUGRAFEN zu STOLZENBERG und NEUENBAUMBURG[661].  "H --- dictus comes Irsutus et…domina Agnes uxor mea" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Dec 1247[662].  "Wulframus Ringravius" pledged "ville nostre Rimilsheim…cum castro Leiga" to "domino Gerardo comiti Irsuto", with the consent of "filii mei Embrichonis", by charter dated 27 Mar 1217, witnessed by "Ruperti comitis Irsuti et Wernheri de Bolanden…"[663].  "R. et G. comites Hirsuti" exchanged property with "R. de Wilre" by charter dated 1228[664].  "Heinricus et Conradus comites Irsuti de Bömenburc" and "comitem Symonem de Spanheim" agreed the ownership of property held by "Godefrido de Lebersheim filio quondam Hirzhals et Engelbrehto de Merchesheim" by charter dated 2 Nov 1248[665].  "Heinricus Hirsutus comes de Beymburg" granted fiefs to "Nicolaus et Johannes advocati de Huneltstein" by charter dated Feb 1255[666]

b)         KONRAD (-after 1186).  “...Emico comes hirsutus et filius eius Conradus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[667].  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[668]

 

 

GERHARD [I], son of KONRAD Wildgraf, Graf von Kyrburg & his wife Mathilde de Bar (-after [1198/1202])Wildgraf.  “...Gerardus comes Silvaticus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[669].  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[670].  Graf von Kyrburg. 

m ([1198/1202]) as her first husband, AGNES von Wittelsbach, daughter of OTTO [IV] Pfalzgraf of Bavaria & his wife Benedikta von Wörth (-5 Mar ----).  1172/1219.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Albertum [filius comiti Alberto de Everstein ultra Coliniam]" as "neptem archiepiscopi Moguntini que fuerat comitissa Silvestris sororem scilicet illius comitis Ottonis de Withhelebac qui interfecit Philippum de Suavia"[671].  She married secondly ([1198/1202]) as his second wife, Albert [IV] Graf von Everstein

Gerhard & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         [GERHARD [II] (-[Mar 1217/1220]).  Wildgraf.  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" confirmed a donation to Kloster Otterberg made by "Bertholfus de Gerswilre" by undated charter, witnessed by "Gerhardus comes Irsutus, Fridericus de Frankenstein…", confirmed by Emperor Friedrich II by charter dated 10 Mar 1217[672].  No other reference has yet been found to this supposed Wildgraf Gerhard [II].  The date indicates that the documents could not refer to Wildgraf Gerhard [I], whose widow remarried in [1198/1202] as noted above.  It is therefore assumed that they refer to an otherwise unrecorded son of Gerhard [II].] 

2.         KONRAD [II] (-1263 or after)Wildgraf.  "Cunradis qui dicor Siluester comes" donated part of the churches at Blidendorf and Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken et…matris suæ Lukardis comitissæ de Wide", for the soul of "collateralis meæ Giselæ sororis iam dicti comitis Simonis", by charter dated 1220[673].  "Conradus comes Silvestris" settled a dispute between Kloster Otterburg and "Berthramum militem de Lonsheim" by charter dated 1240, witnessed by "Philippus de Hohenvels, Philippus de Valkenstein…"[674].  "Conradus comes Sylvester, Gysela comitissa, Emicho filius eorum" confirmed the donation to Flonheim St Maria made by "Heynrico homine nostro, marite Hepele de Vlanheim" by charter dated 14 Mar 1243[675].  "Cunradus comes Sylvester" divided his territories between "filios meos Emechonem et Godefridum", Emich taking "duo castra…Kyrburg et Smideburg" and Gottfried "duo castra…Dunam et Grumbach", by charter dated 1258[676]m GISELA von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON [II] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Liutgarde von Leiningen (-1265 or after).  "Cunradis qui dicor Siluester comes" donated part of the churches at Blidendorf and Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken et…matris suæ Lukardis comitissæ de Wide", for the soul of "collateralis meæ Giselæ sororis iam dicti comitis Simonis", by charter dated 1220[677].  "Conradus comes Sylvester, Gysela comitissa, Emicho filius eorum" confirmed the donation to Flonheim St Maria made by "Heynrico homine nostro, marite Hepele de Vlanheim" by charter dated 14 Mar 1243[678].  Konrad [II] & his wife had [nine] children: 

a)         GERHARD (-25 Sep 1259)Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1249. 

b)         [BEATRIX (-1245 or after).  "Ermesindis comitissa Luccemburgensis et Ruppinensis" granted "villam de Grevewilre et de Rodeha et de Vinckenbach" to "Gerlacus comes Veldentzie…consensu Beatricis uxoris sue" by charter dated 25 Feb 1236[679].  "Beatrix comitissa domini Gerlaci bone memorie comitis Veldencie relicta…filii mei Gerlaci tutrix et curatrix" founded a mass at St Helenenburg, in accordance with the testament of "dominus supradictus" and with the consent of "consanguineorum…", by charter dated 30 Apr 1245[680].  Croll states that Konrad [II] Wildgraf calls Gerlach [V] Graf von Veldenz "nepotem" in a charter dated 1259 and that this word has been interpreted as "grandson" in a mid-18th century manuscript genealogy[681].  The relationship is also suggested by the charter dated Apr 1271 under which "Conradus de Bochisberc...cum...Gerlacus pie recordationis quondam comes de Veldenze, avunculi nostri…Craftonis, Gerhardi canonicorum Herbipolensium et Adilheidis confratrum nostrorum, matri nostre quondam sorore sue" renounced revenue "de curia Konken", with the consent of "Craftonis, Gerhardis et Adilheidis predictorum confratrum nostrorum", and names "avunculus noster dominus Emicho comes Silvestris…et Hugonis nati sui" as guarantors[682]m GERLACH [IV] Graf von Veldenz, son of GERLACH [III] Graf von Veldenz & his wife --- (-before 1245).] 

c)         EMICH [II] (-before 1284).  "Conradus comes Sylvester, Gysela comitissa, Emicho filius eorum" confirmed the donation to Flonheim St Maria made by "Heynrico homine nostro, marite Hepele de Vlanheim" by charter dated 14 Mar 1243[683].  "Cunradus comes Sylvester" divided his territories between "filios meos Emechonem et Godefridum", Emich taking "duo castra…Kyrburg et Smideburg" and Gottfried "duo castra…Dunam et Grumbach", by charter dated 1258[684]Wildgraf.  Graf von Kyrburg.  “Emich der Wildegreve und…Elizabeth sin…frawe geborn von Monfort” confirmed agreement with "grauen Sigebrechte von Werde deme lantgraven von Elsaze mime sune" concerning his inheritance dated 6 Feb 1265[685].  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort" dated 27 Oct 1266[686].  "Conradus de Bochisberc...cum...Gerlacus pie recordationis quondam comes de Veldenze, avunculi nostri…Craftonis, Gerhardi canonicorum Herbipolensium et Adilheidis confratrum nostrorum, matri nostre quondam sorore sue" renounced revenue "de curia Konken", with the consent of "Craftonis, Gerhardis et Adilheidis predictorum confratrum nostrorum", by charter dated Apr 1271 which names "avunculus noster dominus Emicho comes Silvestris…et Hugonis nati sui" as guarantors[687]m (after [1236/38]) as her third husband, ELISABETH von Montfort, widow firstly of MANEGOLD Graf von Nellenburg-Veringen, and secondly of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Werde Landgraf im Elsaß, daughter of HUGO [I] Graf von Montfort & his second wife Mechtild von Wangen (-after 27 Oct 1266).  “Emich der Wildegreve und…Elizabeth sin…frawe geborn von Monfort” confirmed agreement with "grauen Sigebrechte von Werde deme lantgraven von Elsaze mime sune" concerning his inheritance dated 6 Feb 1265[688].  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort" dated 27 Oct 1266[689]

-        WILDGRAFEN in KYRBURG[690]

d)         AGNES (-before 1254).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 7 Nov 1278 under which [her son] "Otto de Bickenbach" arbitrated between "Emechonem et Gozonem fratres comites Silvestres avonclos meos"[691]m GOTTFRIED [I] von Bichenbach, son of --- (-before 1245). 

e)         BENEDIKTA (-before 1270).  Pope Innocent IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Conrado comiti Irsuto” and “Benedictam natam...comitis Silvestri”, despite “quarta consanguinitatis linea”, dated 25 Jan 1251[692]m (1246, Papal dispensation 25 Jan 1251) KONRAD [III] Raugraf von Stolzenburg, son of --- (-1279 or after). 

f)          HEINRICH .  1257/84.  Abbot of St Maximin at Trier. 

g)         KONRAD (-1 Mar 1278).  Bishop of Freising. 

h)         SIMON .  1258/80.  Provost of St Moritz at Mainz. 

i)          GOTTFRIED (-1301 or after).  "Cunradus comes Sylvester" divided his territories between "filios meos Emechonem et Godefridum", Emich taking "duo castra…Kyrburg et Smideburg" and Gottfried "duo castra…Dunam et Grumbach", by charter dated 1258[693].  Wildgraf in Dhaun und Grumbach. 

-        WILDGRAFEN in DHAUN und GRUMBACH[694]

3.         BEATRIX (-1240 or after)m firstly PHILIPP von Bolanden, son of WERNER [II] von Bolanden & his wife --- (-[1220]).  m secondly as his second wife, DIRK [I] Heer van Valkenburg, son of ARNOLD [III] von Kleve & his wife Adelheid von Heinsberg (1192-4 Nov 1228)). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    GRAFEN im RHEINGAU, RHEINGRAFEN

 

 

The pagus Rhenensis lay east of the river Rhein to the north of pagus Lobodonunsem, with Wiesbaden and Mainz in the northern part of the pagus and Worms in the southern.  The southern part of the pagus later developed into the south-eastern half of the Grafschaft Katzenelnbogen, centred on the town of Darmstadt.  The northern area formed part of the lay properties of the archbishopric of Mainz.  A geographical description of the pagus Rhenensis during Carolingian times is found in the Acta Academiæ Theodoro-Palatinæ, based principally on donations made to Lorsch during the 9th and 10th centuries[695]

 

Leading families in the pagus Rhenensis between the late 8th and late 10th centuries included the descendants of Cancor, shown in the present document under the Grafen im Wormsgau, and the Konradiner (Grafen im Lahngau).  The family of the Rheingrafen emerged in the same area in the late 11th century. 

 

On the basis of the primary sources which have so far been consulted during the preparation of the present document, there is considerable uncertainty about the reconstruction of the early generations of this family. 

 

 

1.         --- .  m HILTRUDIS, daughter of --- (-after 5 Oct 1071).  Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation by "nobilis matrona Hiltrudis…vidua filiusque eius Reinfredus et Ludowicus comes" of "hereditario iure…in  pago Rinegowe…in villa Winkela, Eybinga et in Loricha" to Kloster St Victor at Mainz, by charter dated 5 Oct 1071, witnessed by "Gebeno prefectus civitatis, Emicho comes, Sigefredus comes, Wiggerus comes, Ludewicus comes, Udalrich advocatus, Adelbrecht advocatus, Megingoz centurion, Diebrecht, Dudo, Embricho filius eius"[696].  One child: 

a)         REINFRED (-after 5 Oct 1071).  Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation by "nobilis matrona Hiltrudis…vidua filiusque eius Reinfredus et Ludowicus comes" of "hereditario iure…in  pago Rinegowe…in villa Winkela, Eybinga et in Loricha" to Kloster St Victor at Mainz, by charter dated 5 Oct 1071[697]

 

2.         LUDWIG (-after 5 Oct 1071).  Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation by "nobilis matrona Hiltrudis…vidua filiusque eius Reinfredus et Ludowicus comes" of "hereditario iure…in  pago Rinegowe…in villa Winkela, Eybinga et in Loricha" to Kloster St Victor at Mainz, by charter dated 5 Oct 1071[698]Graf [im Rheingau].  The relationship, if any, between Ludwig and the other donors is not specified in the document. 

 

 

1.         RICULF (-after 1109).  "Richolfus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 1090 under which "Dirolfus et uxor mea Heilrad" donated property "in confinio Altavilla iuxta ripam Reni" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the repose of "matris mee Friderun"[699].  A charter dated 1096 records a donation by "Giselbreth" of property "in marcha ville Winkela" next to property of "Richolfus comes" to Kloster Bleidenstatt[700]Graf im Rheingau.  "Richolfus comes Rinckaugie et uxor mea Danckmodis cum filio nostro Ludewico et filia nostra Werdtrude" donated "ecclesiam in villa nostra Clingelmunda infra Winzellam" to Propstei St Johann auf dem Bischofsberge by charter dated 1109, before 2 May[701]m DANKMODIS, daughter of --- (-after 1109).  "Richolfus comes Rinckaugie et uxor mea Danckmodis cum filio nostro Ludewico et filia nostra Werdtrude" donated "ecclesiam in villa nostra Clingelmunda infra Winzellam" to Propstei St Johann auf dem Bischofsberge by charter dated 1109, before 2 May[702].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[703], Dankmodis was the sister of Ruthard Archbishop of Mainz, but the primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified.  Riculf & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         LUDWIG (-after 1109).  "Richolfus comes Rinckaugie et uxor mea Danckmodis cum filio nostro Ludewico et filia nostra Werdtrude" donated "ecclesiam in villa nostra Clingelmunda infra Winzellam" to Propstei St Johann auf dem Bischofsberge by charter dated 1109, before 2 May[704].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the property of Bischofsberg, including donations made by "Ludewicus comes in Rineguowe cum uxore sua Ludgardis", by charter dated 1140, witnessed by "…Embrico Comes de Rinegowe…"[705]m LUITGARD, daughter of ---.  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the property of Bischofsberg, including donations made by "Ludewicus comes in Rineguowe cum uxore sua Ludgardis", by charter dated 1140, witnessed by "…Embrico Comes de Rinegowe…"[706]

same person as…?  LUDWIGGraf [im Rheingau].  m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1126 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue", with the consent of "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum"[707].  Ludwig & his wife had one child: 

i)          LUDGARDIS .  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue", with the consent of "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum", by charter dated 1126, witnessed by "Emicho comes de Kireberc, Bertolfus comes de Nuringin, Embricho comes de Rinegowe, Wulframus de Lapide, Wulframus et Embricho filii sui…"[708]

b)         WERDTRUD .  "Richolfus comes Rinckaugie et uxor mea Danckmodis cum filio nostro Ludewico et filia nostra Werdtrude" donated "ecclesiam in villa nostra Clingelmunda infra Winzellam" to Propstei St Johann auf dem Bischofsberge by charter dated 1109, before 2 May[709].  A charter dated 1130, which records the confirmation by Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz of the possessions of Kloster Bischofsberge, states that "filie Richolfi comitis" became a recluse before her death[710]

c)         [MECHTILD von Stecklinberg .  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1126 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue", with the consent of "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum"[711].  It is not clear from this document whether Mechtild von Stecklinberg was the donor´s paternal or maternal aunt.]  

 

 

Two siblings, related to the preceding family although the precise relationship is unclear: 

1.         EMBRICHO [II] (-after 1143).  Graf [im Rheingau].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue", with the consent of "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum", by charter dated 1126, witnessed by "Emicho comes de Kireberc, Bertolfus comes de Nuringin, Embricho comes de Rinegowe, Wulframus de Lapide, Wulframus et Embricho filii sui…"[712].  The wording of this charter suggests that "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie…nepotum suorum" (shown as Embricho [II] in the present document) was a different person from "Embrichonis comitis" for whose soul the donation was made (Embricho [I], see below).  The word "suorum" in the phrase "nepotum suorum" appears to refer to the donor.  It is not known with certainty that Graf Embricho [II] was the nephew of Ludgardis, or a more distant relative, given the usual confusion surrounding the word "nepos".  However, it does appear reasonably clear that Embricho [II] must have been the successor of Embricho [I] as Graf im Rheingau.  ["Emicho comes et frater suus Gerlach, Meinhardus comes de Spanheim, Arnoldus de Lurinbergk, Sifridus comes de Nuringen, Albero de Hachinfels, Eberhardus de Hostetten…Embricho comes de Rinegowe…" witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Altmünster by "Meingotus filius Embrichonis quondam camerarii nostri", when leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "fratris sui Dudonis"[713].  It is not known whether the witness "Embricho comes de Rinegowe" was Embricho [I] or Embricho [II].]  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the property of Bischofsberg, including donations made by "Ludewicus comes in Rineguowe cum uxore sua Ludgardis", by charter dated 1140, witnessed by "…Embrico Comes de Rinegowe…"[714].  "…Hadewigis…soror nostra…" donated property to Kloster Johannisberg "per manum fratris sui Embrichonis" by charter dated 1143[715]

2.         HEDWIG (-after 1143).  Nun at Kloster Johannisberg.  "…Hadewigis…soror nostra…" donated property to Kloster Johannisberg "per manum fratris sui Embrichonis" by charter dated 1143[716]

 

 

1.         WOLFRAM von Winkler (-after 1126).  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue", with the consent of "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum", by charter dated 1126[717].  As explained above under Graf Embricho [II], the wording of this document suggests that "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum" were related to the donor, maybe her nephews.  If this is correct, it is not certain whether the two named individuals were brothers or born from different parents.  The absence of a reference in the charter to their being brothers cannot be considered conclusive in considering the question, although the difference in their territorial epithets suggests that they may have had different fathers. 

 

 

The precise relationship, if any, between the following two brothers and sister and the previous family has not yet been ascertained. 

1.         EMBRICHO [I] (-before 1126).  Graf [im Rheingau].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue", with the consent of "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum", by charter dated 1126, witnessed by "Emicho comes de Kireberc, Bertolfus comes de Nuringin, Embricho comes de Rinegowe, Wulframus de Lapide, Wulframus et Embricho filii sui…"[718]

2.         LUDWIG .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1126 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue", with the consent of "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum"[719]

3.         HILTRUDIS .  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1126 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation by "religiosa…domina Ludgardis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "Ludwici comitis et Sophie parentum suorum, Mechtildis de Stecklinberg amite sue, Embrichonis comitis, domini Ludwici abbatis fratrum suorum et Hiltrudis sororis sue", with the consent of "Embrichonis comitis Ringowie et Wulfrici de Winkla nepotum suorum"[720]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not yet identified: 

1.         EMBRICHO [III] (-after 1173).  Rheingraf.  Christian Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between "Embrichonem ringravium…et fratre suo" and Kloster Johannisberg by charter dated 1170[721].  "…Embricho ringravius et frater suus…" subscribed a charter dated end 1173 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Tiefenthal[722]

2.         --- .  Christian Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between "Embrichonem ringravium…et fratre suo" and Kloster Johannisberg by charter dated 1170[723].  "…Embricho ringravius et frater suus…" subscribed a charter dated end 1173 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Tiefenthal[724]

 

 

1.         WOLFRAM (-after 27 Mar 1217)Rheingraf.  "…Walframus Ringravius…Wernherus Ringravius…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz renewed the donation of "ecclesiam in Mengesrod" made to Kloster Ravengirsburg by "comitissa Friderun…et mariti sui Stephani"[725].  "Wolframus Ringravius" founded a mass in Hirzenach church, for the soul of "Alberonis quondam abbatis in Ebirbach avunculi mei", by charter dated [11 Nov] 1208, witnessed by "Philippi de Bolanden sororii mei…"[726].  "W. et Sifridus Ringrauii et fratres" granted customs privileges to Kloster Oberwesel by undated charter[727].  A charter dated 13 Jan 1211 records the settlement of a dispute between "Wernherum ringravium" and "Wolframum ringravium" about tolls at Geisenheim[728].  "Wulframus Ringravius" pledged "ville nostre Rimilsheim…cum castro Leiga" to "domino Gerardo comiti Irsuto", with the consent of "filii mei Embrichonis", by charter dated 27 Mar 1217, witnessed by "Ruperti comitis Irsuti et Wernheri de Bolanden…"[729]m GUDA von Bolanden, daughter of WERNER [III] von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg.  "W. Ringrauius" confirmed the donation of "de Bopardia…Schindehengist" made to Kloster Weiler by "uxor mea Guda et coheredes eius dominus Wernherus de Bonlanden et frater suus puer de Valkenstein" by charter dated 1206[730].  Wolfram & his wife had one child: 

a)         EMBRICHO .  "Wulframus Ringravius" pledged "ville nostre Rimilsheim…cum castro Leiga" to "domino Gerardo comiti Irsuto", with the consent of "filii mei Embrichonis", by charter dated 27 Mar 1217[731]

2.         SIEGFRIED .  "W. et Sifridus Ringrauii et fratres" granted customs privileges to Kloster Oberwesel by undated charter[732]Rheingraf

 

 

1.         WERNER (-after 1194).  Rheingraf.  "…Walframus Ringravius…Wernherus Ringravius…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz renewed the donation of "ecclesiam in Mengesrod" made to Kloster Ravengirsburg by "comitissa Friderun…et mariti sui Stephani"[733]

 

2.         WERNER (-after 1 May 1207).  "Wernherus Ringravius iunior…signo crucis designatus" donated property to Kloster Rupertsberg for the entry there of "sorori mee Adelheidi" as a nun by charter dated 1 May 1207[734]

3.         ADELHEID .  "Wernherus Ringravius iunior…signo crucis designatus" donated property to Kloster Rupertsberg for the entry there of "sorori mee Adelheidi" as a nun by charter dated 1 May 1207[735].  Nun at Kloster Rupertsberg. 

 

4.         --- .  m GERTRUD, daughter of --- (-before 10 May 1213).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 10 May 1213 under which [her son] "Wernherus Ringravius" and "Heinrico comite de Wilnowe consanguineo nostro…et fratrem suum Gerhardum" reached agreement on "castri Derne" and other property inherited from "matri nostre Gertrudi"[736].  Her family origin is not known, but the charter dated 24 Jun 1225, under which "Godeboldus dominus de Wierbach" sold property "in Dreyse prope Crucenache" to [her son] "domino Embrichonis Ringravio nepoti meo"[737], suggests that she may have been related to the vendor.  [Three] children: 

a)         EMBRICHO [IV] (-after 23 Apr 1235).  Rheingraf.  "Embricho et Wernherus fratres ringravii" exempted Kloster Johannisberg from tolls at Geisenheim by charter dated 24 Jun 1223[738].  Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz and "Embrichonem et Wernherum fratres comitis Reni consanguineos nostros" settled a dispute by charter dated 27 Nov 1223[739].  "Godeboldus dominus de Wierbach" sold property "in Dreyse prope Crucenache" to "domino Embrichonis Ringravio nepoti meo" by charter dated 24 Jun 1225, witnessed by "Willehelmi domini de Hencinberg sororii mei"[740].  "Embricho comes Reni dictus de Lapide" confirmed the donation to Kloster St Martin at Bingen made by "Henricus de Sarmesheim miles noster et uxor sua Luccardis" by charter dated 1234[741].  "Johannes dominus de Dailberch" offered "castro meo Dailberch" to "dno Embrichoni Ringravio consanguineo" by charter dated 23 Apr 1235, witnessed by "dominorum Cunradi comitis Silvestris et Eberhardi de Lapide"[742].  "Emercho comes Reni et Philippus de Hohenvels" agreed an alliance with Sifried Archbishop of Mainz against "Cunradum comitem Sylvestrem" by charter dated 3 Apr 1236[743]

b)         WERNER (-after 27 Nov 1223).  Rheingraf.  A charter dated 13 Jan 1211 records the settlement of a dispute between "Wernherum ringravium" and "Wolframum ringravium" about tolls at Geisenheim[744].  "Wernherus Ringravius" and "Heinrico comite de Wilnowe consanguineo nostro…et fratrem suum Gerhardum" reached agreement on "castri Derne" and other property inherited from "matri nostre Gertrudi", appointing "Cunradum de Bopandia sororium nostrum…" among the guarantors, by charter dated 10 May 1213[745].  "Embricho et Wernherus fratres ringravii" exempted Kloster Johannisberg from tolls at Geisenheim by charter dated 24 Jun 1223[746].  Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz and "Embrichonem et Wernherum fratres comitis Reni consanguineos nostros" settled a dispute by charter dated 27 Nov 1223[747]

c)         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 May 1213 under which "Wernherus Ringravius" and "Heinrico comite de Wilnowe consanguineo nostro…et fratrem suum Gerhardum" reached agreement on "castri Derne" and other property inherited from "matri nostre Gertrudi", appointing "Cunradum de Bopandia sororium nostrum…" among the guarantors[748].  ["Domina Luchardis uxor domini Cunradi sculteti domini regis in Bobardia post defunctionem mariti sui" became a nun and donated property to Kloster Marienberg by undated charter[749].  It is not clear that this document refers to the same couple as are indicated by the charter dated 10 May 1213 quoted above.]  m KONRAD von Boppard, son of --- & his wife Gertrud --- (-after 22 Jul 1215).  Theoderich Archbishop of Trier confirmed that "Cunoni de Bopardia et Hermanno fratri eius, filiis matrone Gertrudis" had sold property "aput S. Castorem in Confluentia" to Himmerode abbey by charter dated 22 Jul 1215[750].] 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         WERNER (-after 23 Jun 1266).  Rheingraf.  "Sifridus Ringravius junior" donated "mediam partem Thelonei" held by him with "frater meus Wernerus Ringravius senior in Gisenheim Mogunt. Diocesis", with the consent of "Agneti uxori mee…propter nuptias", by charter dated Sep 1260[751].  "Wernerus Ringravius" promised "Sifrido de Runckele consanguineo meo" the recovery of "castri Runkele" from "Gerhardum comitem de Dietze" by charter dated 28 Mar 1254[752].  "Wernherus et Sifridus fratres Ringravii…cum Philippo de Bolandia nostro consanguineo" sold property at Rheindürkheim to "Heinrico genero Zeizolfi, civi Wormatiensi" by charter dated 23 Jun 1266[753]m ---.  The name of Werner´s wife is not known.  Werner & his wife had one child: 

a)         SIEGFRIED (-1327).  Rheingraf.  "Sifridus Ringravius" confirmed the donation of "decime in Crucenach" to Kloster Sponheim made by "pater suus Wernherus" by charter dated 1290[754].  "Syfridum Ringravium vicedominum nostrum in Rinkogia…" was named among the executors of the testament of Peter Archbishop of Mainz dated 25 Aug 1319[755]m MARGARETA von Heinzenberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH Herr von Heinzenberg & his wife ---.  "Siffridus Rhingravius" names "Margaret eine von Heinzenberg" in a charter dated Oct[756].  Siegfried & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHANN (-1333).  Rheingrafm (contract 9 Dec 1310) HEDWIG von Dhaun, daughter of KONRAD Wildgraf in Dhaun und Grumbach & his wife ---.  "Siuerit der Ringreu von me Steine unde Margrete min eliche Frauwe" arranged the marriage of "Johannin unsin Son" and "Hedewige Johanis Suster des Wildegreuin" by charter dated 9 Dec 1310[757]

-         RHEINGRAFEN von STEIN, WILDGRAFEN zu DHAUN, FÜRSTEN zu SALM[758]

2.         SIEGFRIED (-after 23 Jun 1266).  Rheingraf.  "Sifridus Ringravius junior" donated "mediam partem Thelonei" held by him with "frater meus Wernerus Ringravius senior in Gisenheim Mogunt. Diocesis", with the consent of "Agneti uxori mee…propter nuptias", by charter dated Sep 1260[759].  "Wernherus et Sifridus fratres Ringravii…cum Philippo de Bolandia nostro consanguineo" sold property at Rheindürkheim to "Heinrico genero Zeizolfi, civi Wormatiensi" by charter dated 23 Jun 1266[760]m ([Sep 1260]) AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Sifridus Ringravius junior" donated "mediam partem Thelonei" held by him with "frater meus Wernerus Ringravius senior in Gisenheim Mogunt. Diocesis", with the consent of "Agneti uxori mee…propter nuptias", by charter dated Sep 1260[761]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    GRAFEN im WORMSGAU

 

 

A.      Die ROTBERTINER

 

 

A geographical description of the pagus Wormatiensis during Carolingian times is found in the Acta Academiæ Theodoro-Palatinæ, compiled principally on the basis of donations made to Lorsch during the 9th and 10th centuries[762]

 

 

ROBERT [I], son of LAMBERT [II] comes in Neustria and Austrasia & his wife --- ([700/10]-before 764).  The third continuator of the Gesta Abbatum Trudonensium names "Robertus comes vel dux Hasbanie" in 715, and quotes a charter dated 7 Apr 742 under which "Robertus comes, filius condam Lamberti" donated property "in villa…Sarcinio…in pago Hasbaniensi…[et] Halon, Scaffnis, Felepa et Marholt" to St Trudon[763]Comte de Hesbaie.  Comes palatinus 741/42.  Graf im Oberrheingau und Wormsgau [750]. 

m ([730]) WILLISWINDA, daughter of ADALHELM Grundherr im Wormsgau & his wife --- (-[12 Jul 764/776]).  "Cancor…Rhenensis pagi comes cum matre sua…Williswinda vidua Ruperti comitis" founded Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 764[764].  "Williswinda…et filius meus Cancor" donated "villam…in pago Wormatiense…Hagenheim super fluvium Salusiam", inherited from "genitoris mei…Adelhelmi", to monastery "Lauresham in pago Rhenense super fluvium Wisgotz" by charter dated 12 Jul 764, signed by "…Heimerici filii Cancronis"[765].  "Heimericus" names "Williswinda avia ipsius Heimericus" in an undated charter relating to a donation to Kloster Lorsch[766].  "Karolus…rex Francorum", in an undated charter (placed in the compilation with charters dated 772) related to Kloster Lorsch, names "avia…Heimerici…Williswinda vel genitor suus Cancor, germano suo domino Ruodgango archiepiscopo"[767].  The primary source which confirms her parentage, and that her husband was named Robert, has not yet been identified.  

Robert [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         CANCOR (-771).  Graf im Rheingau.  "Cancor…Rhenensis pagi comes cum matre sua…Williswinda vidua Ruperti comitis" founded Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 764[768].  "Williswinda…et filius meus Cancor" donated "villam…in pago Wormatiense…Hagenheim super fluvium Salusiam", inherited from "genitoris mei…Adelhelmi", to monastery "Lauresham in pago Rhenense super fluvium Wisgotz" by charter dated 12 Jul 764, signed by "…Heimerici filii Cancronis"[769].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records the donation dated "764 IV Id Iul" in Hagenheim by "Williswinda…et filius meus Cancor comes"[770].  "Cancor et Angila conjux mea" donated property "in illa marcha de Bisistat…de dote Angilæ" [Birstatt] to Lorsch by charter dated 1 Jun 770, signed by "Thurincberti fratris ipsius Cancronis et Heimerici filii sui"[771].  The Annalium Laureshamensium record the death in 771 of "Cancor"[772]m ANGILA, daughter of --- (-after 1 Jun 770).  "Cancor et Angila conjux mea" donated property "in illa marcha de Bisistat…de dote Angilæ" [Birstatt] to Lorsch by charter dated 1 Jun 770, signed by "Thurincberti fratris ipsius Cancronis et Heimerici filii sui"[773].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records the donation of "villa Bisistat" dated 1 Jun 770 by "comitis Cancronis et uxoris eius Angila"[774].  Cancor & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         HEIMRICH [Heimo] (-killed in battle Lüne an der Elbe 5 May 795).  "Williswinda…et filius meus Cancor" donated "villam…in pago Wormatiense…Hagenheim super fluvium Salusiam", inherited from "genitoris mei…Adelhelmi", to monastery "Lauresham in pago Rhenense super fluvium Wisgotz" by charter dated 12 Jul 764, signed by "…Heimerici filii Cancronis"[775].  The Chronicon Laureshamense names "Heimerici filii Cancronis" as one of the signatories of the donation dated "764 IV Id Iul" by "Williswinda…et filius meus Cancor comes", and records a donation dated 776 by "Heimericus comes filius Cancronis" in which it is specified that both his father and grandmother were dead[776].  "Cancor et Angila conjux mea" donated property "in illa marcha de Bisistat…de dote Angilæ" [Birstatt] to Lorsch by charter dated 1 Jun 770, signed by "Thurincberti fratris ipsius Cancronis et Heimerici filii sui"[777].  "Karolus…rex Francorum", in an undated charter (placed in the compilation with charters dated 772) related to Kloster Lorsch, names "avia…Heimerici…Williswinda vel genitor suus Cancor, germano suo domino Ruodgango archiepiscopo"[778].  "Heimricus comes filius Cancronis" confirmed donations to Lorsch "mortuis patre et avia" by charter dated 776[779].  Graf im Oberrheingau 772/782.  Graf im Lahngau 778.  "Heimiricus comes filius domne nostre Wiilisuuinde" witnessed an enquiry into property "in villa…Sueinheim" by charter dated 6 Jun 782[780], although Heimrich was the grandson, not the son, of Williswinda if the information in other the charters is accurate.  Abbot of Mosbach 784.  m ---.  The name of Heimrich's wife is not known.  Heimrich & his wife had two children: 

i)          ROBERT [Ruodbert] (-[805]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m ---.  The name of Robert's wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had two children: 

(a)       CANCOR .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  812.

(b)       ROBERT [Ruodbert] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf im Saal-, Oberrhein- und Wormsgau 817[781].

ii)         HEINRICH (-after 812).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf. 

-         see Die "alten" BABENBERGER

b)         [CHRODGANG [Hruotgang] (-after [772]).  "Heimericus" names "germano suo domino Ruodgango archiepiscopo" in an undated charter relating to a donation to Kloster Lorsch[782].  "Karolus…rex Francorum", in an undated charter (placed in the compilation with charters dated 772) related to Kloster Lorsch, names "avia…Heimerici…Williswinda vel genitor suus Cancor, germano suo domino Ruodgango archiepiscopo"[783].  Archbishop, although his archbishopric has not yet been traced.  Other sources name Chrodgang Archbishop of Metz, son of Sigramnus and his wife Landrada (see the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY).  It appears beyond coincidence that two archbishops named Chrodgang existed at the same time.  It is possible therefore that all the sources refer to the same person and that "germanus" in the Lorsch sources should be interpreted more broadly than "brother".] 

c)         ERMBERT (-803).  "Rachildis" donated property "in pago Wormatiense in Dinenheimer marcha" to Lorsch, for the souls of "…germani mei Heimerici atque Erimberti episcopi", by charter dated 31 Oct 792[784].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records the donation "in Dinenheim et Sunnincheim" dated "792 prid Kal Nov" by "Rachildis…pro remedio animæ…et germani mei Heimrici atque Ermberti episcopi"[785].  Bishop of Worms 770. 

d)         RACHILT (-after 1 Nov 792).  "Rachildis" donated property "in pago Wormatiense in Dinenheimer marcha" to Lorsch, for the souls of "…germani mei Heimerici atque Erimberti episcopi", by charter dated 31 Oct 792[786].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records the donation "in Dinenheim et Sunnincheim" dated "792 prid Kal Nov" by "Rachildis…pro remedio animæ…et germani mei Heimrici atque Ermberti episcopi"[787].  Nun at Lorsch. 

e)         EUPHEMIA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  776.  Nun at Lorsch. 

2.         [ANSELM Europäische Stammtafeln[788] shows Anselm (-killed in battle Spain [780/90]), comes palatii, as the son of Robert [I] but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  "Carolus…rex Francorum et Langobardorum" granted the monastery of Plaisir to Folrad abbot of Saint-Denis by charter dated 28 Jul 775 which name "fidelibus…Ghaerardo, Bernardo, Radulfo, Hilderado, Ermenaldo, Hebroino, Theudbaldo, Agneone comitibus, Haltberto, Laumberto, Haererico et Anselmo comite palatio nostro"[789].  "Carolus…rex Francorum et Langobardorum" gave a judgment by charter dated to [Dec 775] which names "fidelibus…Widrigo, Odrigo, Theodrico, Bernehardo, Albuino, Aginhardo, Berngario comitibus et Anshelmo comite palacii nostri"[790].  Einhard records that "Eggihardus regiæ mensæ præpositus, Anselmus comes palatii et Hruodlaudus Brittanici limitis præfectus" were killed in Spain, dated from the context to the 780s[791].] 

3.         ROBERT (-after 786).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Saint-Germain-des-Fosses.

4.         THURINGBERT (-Jun 770 or after).  "Cancor et Angila conjux mea" donated property "in illa marcha de Bisistat…de dote Angilæ" [Birstatt] to Lorsch by charter dated 1 Jun 770, signed by "Thurincberti fratris ipsius Cancronis et Heimerici filii sui"[792].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records "Thurincberti fratris ipsius Cancronis" as signatory of the donation dated 1 Jun 770 by "comitis Cancronis et uxoris eius Angila"[793].  "Turincbertus" donated property to Lorsch by charter dated 1 Nov 767 subscribed by "Heimerici comitis"[794].  Grundherr im Rheingau und Wormsgau.  "Turincbertus et filius meus Rotbertus" donated property "in pago Rinensi in villa…Birstat" to Lorsch by charter dated Jun 770[795]m ---.  The name of Thuringbert's wife is not known.  Thuringbert & his wife had one child:

a)         ROBERT [II] (-12 Jul 807).  "Turincbertus et filius meus Rotbertus" donated property "in pago Rinensi in villa…Birstat" to Lorsch by charter dated Jun 770[796].  Graf im Wormsgau und Oberrheingau 795/807.  Herr zu Dienheim 795.  [same person as…?  RADBERT (-807).  Einhard records that "Radbertus missus imperatoris" died in 807 after returning from the Orient[797].  It is possible that "Radbertus" refers to "Rodbertus".]  m firstly THEODERATA, daughter of --- (-before 789).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly ISENGARDE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  789.  Robert [II] & his first wife had one child: 

i)          ROBERT [III] (-before 19 Feb 834).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

-         see below

 

 

ROBERT [III], son of [ROBERT [II] & his first wife Theoderata ---] (-before 19 Feb 834).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "Karolus…augustus…imperator Romanum…rex Francorum et Langobardorum" issued a judgment by charter dated 8 Mar 812 which names "fidelibus nostri: Gerulfus, Guntlandus, Hedo, Armannus, Hamricus, Sicardus, Rotbertus comitibus…Amalricus comiti palatii nostro"[798].  Graf im Wormsgau.  The Commemoratio Missis Data dated 825 [before Nov] names "…in Mogontia…Heistulfus episcopus et Ruodbertus comes…"[799]

m ([808]) WILTRUD, daughter of ADRIANUS & his wife Waldrat.  "Wialdruth et Guntram" donated property "in Buosinesheim" for the soul of "Rutperti comitis quondam viri mei" by charter dated 19 Feb 834[800].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Robert [III] & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         GUNTRAM (-837 or after).  "Wialdruth et Guntram" donated property "in Buosinesheim" for the soul of "Rutperti comitis quondam viri mei" by charter dated 19 Feb 834[801].  The document implies, but does not specifically state, that Guntram was the couple's son.  Graf im Wormsgau.  837. 

2.         [EUDES (-1 Aug 871).  René Merlet suggests that Eudes was the brother of Robert "le Fort", ancestor of the Capetian dynasty, tracing what appears to be the parallel development of their careers[802].  If this is correct, the chronology suggests that Eudes must have been the older brother.  Comte de Châteaudun, later Comte de TroyesComte de Blois.] 

-        see CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY

3.         ROBERT [Rodbert] .  "Rubertus filius Ruberti comitis" donated property "in in pago Wormat. in Mettenheimer marca" to Lorsch by charter dated [836/37][803]

same person as…?  ROBERT "le Fort" ([815/20]-killed in battle Brissarthe 2 Jul 866).  No definite proof has so far been identified of the co-identity of Robert "le Fort" with the son of Robert Graf im Wormsgau.  No primary source has yet been found which points specifically towards this suggested co-identity, although it is consistent with the Franconian origin referred to by the Annales Xantenses and by Widukind, noted above.  It is assumed that the suggestion is based primarily on onomastics, although the first secondary source which proposed the connection has not yet been identified and therefore has not been not checked.  The author in question may also have assumed that Robert was a unique name among noblemen in France in the first half of the 9th century, although this ignores Robert Seigneur [comte] à Sesseau en Berry, who was the possible brother of the wife of Pepin I King of Aquitaine (see the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY).  The timing of the supposed arrival of Robert from Franconia, assuming that the co-identity is correct, is not ideal either.  Robert would presumably have fled Germany after opting to support Charles II “le Chauve” King of the West Franks in the latter´s fight against his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche” King of the East Franks.  This dispute is dated to 858/59: King Ludwig invaded in Aug 858, when King Charles was faced with widespread rebellion, and was defeated in Jan 859.  However, Robert "le Fort" is already named as missus in Maine, Anjou and Touraine in Nov 853, in a document issued by King Charles II[804] (unless of course this document refers to Robert Seigneur [comte] à Sesseau, which is not impossible).   

-        KINGS of FRANCE

4.         [ODA .  The primary source which confirms her suggested parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m WALACHO [Walo] Graf im Wormsgau, son of --- (-before 891).]  

5.         [ADALELM [I] (-after 6 Mar 870).  Regino names "Waltgerius comes, nepos Odonis regis, filius scilicet avunculi eius Adalhelmi in Aquitanien" when recording his battle against "Ramnulfum et fratrem eius Gozbertum et Ebulonem abbatum de sancto Dionysio " in Jul 892[805].  The primary source which confirms that Adalelm [I] was the son of Robert [III] has not yet been identified.  If "avunculus" is used in its strict sense in this text, it is possible that Adalelm [I] was a maternal relative of Eudes King of France rather than the brother of Eudes's father.  An agreement dated 6 Mar 870 between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks names "Ingelramnus comes" as representative of the former and, as present, "Adalelmus comes, Ingelramnus comes, Liutfridus comes, Theodericus comes, item Adalelmus comes"[806].]  m ---.  The name of Adalelm's wife is not known.  Adalelm [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [ADALELM [II] (-killed in battle Paris 886).  An agreement dated 6 Mar 870 between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks names "Ingelramnus comes" as representative of the former and, as present, "Adalelmus comes, Ingelramnus comes, Liutfridus comes, Theodericus comes, item Adalelmus comes"[807].  An agreement dated 14 Jun 877 of Emperor Charles II "le Chauve", presumably written with his own death in mind, names "…ex comitibus aut Tedericus, aut Balduinus, sive Chuonradus, seu Adalelmus" as those willing to support the emperor's son[808].  Abbo's Bella Parisiciæ Urbis records the death of "Rotberto…nepos eius…Adalelmus" at the siege of Paris in 886[809].  The parentage of Adalhelm [II] is not known, but the passage in Abbo indicates his (imprecise) family relationship with the future Robert I King of France, and his name suggests that he may have been the son of Adalelm [I].] 

b)         WALTGER (-after Jul 892).  Regino names "Waltgerius comes, nepos Odonis regis, filius scilicet avunculi eius Adalhelmi in Aquitanien" when recording his battle against "Ramnulfum et fratrem eius Gozbertum et Ebulonem abbatum de sancto Dionysio " in Jul 892[810]

6.         [daughter .  The origin of the wife of Megingoz [I] is not known with certainty.  She may have been the daughter of Robert [III] Graf im Wormsgau & his wife Wiltrud ---, as indicated by the charter dated 876 under which Graf Megingoz, with his nepos Odo, donated property at Mattenheim.  Settipani identifies Odo with the future Eudes King of France[811], suggesting that either Megingoz [I] himself or his wife was closely related to the Rotbertiner family.  This hypothesis appears corroborated by Megingoz [II], probable son of Megingoz [I], being described as nepos of King Eudes in 892 by Regino[812].  Jackman suggests that the wife of Megingoz [I] was named ROTLIND, whose name is closely associated with the family in the Memorial book of Remiremont[813].  However, it is also possible that Megingoz's relationship to King Eudes was more remote that "uncle" or that he was a maternal relative of the king.  m MEGINGOZ [I] Graf im Wormsgau, son of [ADALBERT & his wife ] (-after  876).  However, it is also possible that Megingoz's relationship to King Eudes was more remote than "uncle" or that he was a maternal relative of the king.]

7.         [WILDRUT .  Jackman suggests that the wife of Aledram [I] Comte de Troyes was the daughter of Robert [III], the name Wildrut appearing in a Reichenau memorial book[814]m ALEDRAM [I] Comte [de Troyes], son of ---.] 

 

 

 

B.      FAMILY of GRAF MEGINGOZ

 

 

MEGINGOZ [I] [Megingaud/Megingold], son of [ADALBERT] & his wife --- (-876 or after).  Megingoz son of Adalbert is named in a Papal letter dated 879[815], although it is not known whether this is the same person as Megingoz [I].  "…Megingoz…" is among those listed as present in the charter dated 12 Oct 847 under which King Ludwig granted property to "Pribina"[816].  "Heriricus" donated property "Wimundasheim in pago Wurmacense" to Trier with the advice and consent of "fratris nostri…Hunfridi episcopi" by charter dated 21 Aug 868, subscribed by "Megingaudi comitis, Megengaudi vicedomni"[817].  Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks confirmed donations to Kloster Prüm by charter dated 12 Apr 870 which states that Prüm was founded by "Megingaudus comes…" among others[818].  Graf im Wormsgau. 

m ---.  The origin of the wife of Megingoz [I] is not known with certainty.  She may have been --- im Wormsgau, daughter of Robert [III] Graf im Wormsgau & his wife Wiltrud ---, as indicated by the charter dated 876 under which Graf Megingoz, with his nepos Odo, donated property at Mattenheim.  Settipani identifies Odo with the future Eudes King of France[819], suggesting that either Megingoz himself or his wife was closely related to the Rotbertiner family.  This hypothesis appears corroborated by Megingoz [II], probable son of Megingoz [I], being described as nepos of King Eudes in 892 by Regino (see below).  Jackman suggests that the wife of Megingoz [I] was named ROTLIND, whose name is closely associated with the family in the Memorial book of Remiremont[820].  However, it is also possible that Megingoz's relationship to King Eudes was more remote than "uncle" or that he was a maternal relative of the king.] 

Megingoz [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         [MEGINGOZ [II] (-killed 28 Aug 892, bur Trier St Maximin).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, his unusual name suggests a close family relationship with Megingoz [I].  The Miraculæ S. Maximi record that "Megingaudo, regni huius duci" was granted the monastery of "abbate Herkenberto", St Maximin from the context, by Emperor Arnulf[821].  Graf von Mayenfeld: "Arnolfus…rex" donated property "in pago Meinifeld…villam Ribanache" to Kloster St Maximin at Trier naming "comes noster…Megingoz" by charter dated 23 Jan 888[822].  "Arnolfus…rex" donated property "in pago Uuormazfelda in comitatu Megingaudi…in villa Dechidestein" to Kloster Fulda on the proposal of "Pobbonis et Deotpoldi [comitum]" by charter dated 21 Jul 889[823]Regino records that "Megingaudus comes, nepos supradicti Odonis regis" was killed "892 V Kal Sep" by "Alberico in monasterio sancti Xysti quod vocatur Rotila", specifying that he was buried in "Treverim apud sanctum Maximum" and in a later passage that "Arnolfi Zvendiboldo filio" was given the honours of "Megingaudi comitis" in 892[824].  The Annales Einsidlenses record the death in 991 of "Manegold comes"[825]m as her first husband, GISELA, daughter of ---.  The Miraculi Sanctæ Waldburgis names "Gisela matrona pernobilis, uxor Burchardi, Walochonis comitis filii, quæ antea matrimonio iuncta fuerat comitis Megindaudi"[826].  She married secondly Burkhard

2.         ROBERT .  The Miraculæ S. Maximi names "comes…Ruodbertus, germanus…Megingaudi" adding that he governed "in pago Naachgowe Maximii ac Remigii conlimitantia"[827].  Graf im Nahegau.  Abbot of Echternach[828]

 

 

1.         MEGINGOZ [III] (-Sep 959).  The precise relationship between Megingoz [III] and the earlier two counts of the same name has not been identified, although the common use of this unusual name suggests a close connection.  "Megingaudus" donated property to the monastery of St Maximin by charter dated 929 which names "uxori quoque meæ Bilidrude et filio meo Godefrido"[829], although it is not known whether this is the same person as Megingoz [III].  "Otto…rex" returned property to "germani fratris nostri Heinrici cuidam vassallo illius Megingoz" by charter dated 18 Jul 944[830], at the same time as similar return of property to "Billing".  This implies that the property had previously been confiscated from Megingoz following some prior transgression about which no record has yet been found.  The Annales Necrologici Fuldenses record the death "959 Sep" of "Megingoz com"[831].  [m BILTRUDE, daughter of --- (-after 929).  "Megingaudus" donated property to the monastery of St Maximin by charter dated 929 which names "uxori quoque meæ Bilidrude et filio meo Godefrido"[832], although it is not known whether this is the same person as Megingoz [III].  Megingoz [III] & his wife had [one possible child]: 

a)         [GOTTFRIED (-after 929).  "Megingaudus" donated property to the monastery of St Maximin by charter dated 929 which names "uxori quoque meæ Bilidrude et filio meo Godefrido"[833], although it is not certain whether this is the same person as Megingoz [III].] 

 

 

Three brothers, parents not known.  Their precise relationship, if any, to the earlier counts named Megingoz has not been established. 

1.         LANTBERT (-after 4 Feb 966).  "Otto…rex" granted property "predium quale Lantberto atque Megingozzo per Emichonem comitem" to the church of Mainz by charter dated 29 May 961[834].  "Otto…imperator augustus" donated property "in pago Nahgeuue…in marca Kira, in Bergon, in Puzuuilarc, in Husonbahc, in Bettonforst" confiscated from "Megingaldus et Reginzo fratres" to Theoderich Archbishop of Trier, except the property retained by "fratri eorum maiori Landberto", by charter dated 4 Feb 966[835].] 

2.         MEGINGOZ (-after 29 Sep 989).  "Otto…rex" granted property "predium quale Lantberto atque Megingozzo per Emichonem comitem" to the church of Mainz by charter dated 29 May 961[836].  "Otto…imperator augustus" donated property "in pago Nahgeuue…in marca Kira, in Bergon, in Puzuuilarc, in Husonbahc, in Bettonforst" confiscated from "Megingaldus et Reginzo fratres" to Theoderich Archbishop of Trier, except the property retained by "fratri eorum maiori Landberto", by charter dated 4 Feb 966[837]same person as…?  MEGINGOZ [IV] (-14 Jan [998]).  The precise relationship between Megingoz [IV] and the earlier three counts of the same name has not been identified, although the common use of this unusual name suggests a close connection.  "Otto…imperator augustus" gave property "Herebertus dum vixit habere in villis Sowilnheim et in Olmeno in paho Naggowe in comitatu Emechonis comitis" to "fideli nostro Megingozo" Kloster Gandersheim by charter dated 27 Aug 973[838].  "Otto…rex" granted privileges to Kloster Vilich founded by "nobilis vir…Megingoz cum reliosa coniuge sua Gerbirga" by charter dated 18 Jan 987[839].  The Memorial of "Megendaudus…Gerbirga marito" also names "Irmendrudis", recording that she was born with them, presumably indicating that she was their daughter, with the name "Adelheidis abbatissa" recorded at the end out of context[840].  "Geriniu" donated property "in pago Lobodinense et in comitatu Megingaudi in Sahssenheimeromarcum" to Lorsch by charter dated 29 Sep 989[841]m GERBERGA, daughter of GOTTFRIED Graf [Matfriede] & his wife Ermentrude --- (after 934-[995]).  The Vita Adelheidis names "Gerbirg…filia ducis Godefridi" as wife of "Megengoz"[842].  Megingoz [IV] & his wife had eight children: 

a)         MEGINGOZ [V] .  The Vita Adelheidis refers to "quatuor fratres [=Adelheid] unus paterno nomine, alter Heinrici", as well as two unnamed, as sons of "Megengoz" & his wife[843]

b)         HEINRICH .  The Vita Adelheidis refers to "quatuor fratres [=Adelheid] unus paterno nomine, alter Heinrici", as well as two unnamed, as sons of "Megengoz" & his wife[844]

c)         son .  The Vita Adelheidis refers to "quatuor fratres [=Adelheid] unus paterno nomine, alter Heinrici", as well as two unnamed, as sons of "Megengoz" & his wife[845]

d)         son .  The Vita Adelheidis refers to "quatuor fratres [=Adelheid] unus paterno nomine, alter Heinrici", as well as two unnamed, as sons of "Megengoz" & his wife[846]

e)         IMIZA [Irmintrudis] ([950/60]-).  The Vita Adelheidis names "Irminthrudis, Alverad [et] Berthrada" as the three sisters of Adeleid, daughters of "Megengoz" & his wife, specifying that Irmintrudis was grandmother of "Heinrici magnifici ducis et Adhelberonis Metensis episcopi, Friderici ducis"[847].  Her birth date range is estimated from the birth date of her mother.  The Memorial of "Megendaudus…Gerbirga marito" also names "Irmendrudis", recording that she was born with them, presumably indicating that she was their daughter, with the name "Adelheidis abbatissa" recorded at the end out of context[848]m HERIBERT Pfalzgraf, son of --- (-992). 

f)          ALBERADA .  The Vita Adelheidis names "Irminthrudis, Alverad [et] Berthrada" as the three sisters of Adelheid, daughters of "Megengoz" & his wife, specifying that Alverad had "similiter suæ [=Irminthrudis] posterirum preclaris" without giving details[849]

g)         ADELHEID .  The Vita Adelheidis names "pater eius comes…Megengoz, mater Girbirg" as parents of Adelheid[850].  The Memorial of "Megendaudus…Gerbirga marito" also names "Irmendrudis", recording that she was born with them, presumably indicating that she was their daughter, with the name "Adelheidis abbatissa" recorded at the end out of context[851]

h)         BERTRADA .  The Vita Adelheidis names "Irminthrudis, Alverad [et] Berthrada" as the three sisters of Adeleid, daughters of "Megengoz" & his wife, specifying that Bertrada was a nun at Köln, St Maria[852]

3.         REGINZO (-after 4 Feb 966).  "Otto…imperator augustus" donated property "in pago Nahgeuue…in marca Kira, in Bergon, in Puzuuilarc, in Husonbahc, in Bettonforst" confiscated from "Megingaldus et Reginzo fratres" to Theoderich Archbishop of Trier, except the property retained by "fratri eorum maiori Landberto", by charter dated 4 Feb 966[853].] 

 

 

 

C.      FAMILY of GRAF WALACHO

 

 

1.         WALACHO [Walo] [I] (-before 891).  Graf im Nidagau.  "Walaho comes" donated property "in pago Nithagowe in Selbahe" to Kloster Bleidenstatt by charter dated 3 Dec 881[854].  Graf im Wormsgau.  "Hludowicus…rex" granted property "in pago Wormazfeld in comitatu Walonis…in Alahesheim" to Humboldo by charter dated 22 Sep 881[855]m ODA, daughter of ROBERT [III] Graf im Worsmgau & his wife Wiltrud ---. 

 

 

[Two brothers:] 

1.         WALACHO [Walo] [II] (-936).  Emperor Arnulf granted property "in comitatu Walahonis in pago Wormazfelda…in villis Oppenheim, Horagaheim nec non in Vuiginisheim" to the church of Worms on the intervention of "Rodharti ministerialis nostri" by charter dated 5 May 897[856].  "Arnolfus…rex" confirmed an exchange including property "in pago Eichesfelden in comitatu Ottonis" between the abbot of Fulda and "Chunrado comite" on the intervention of "Ottonis…marchionis" by charter dated 28 Jan 897[857].  "Adelbero…Augustensis ecclesiæ…præsul" donated property to Lorsch "in pago Rinigouue in comitatum Gebehardi" by charter dated 20 May [896/99], signed by "Cunrado, Walahone, Gebehardo, Ruperto, Liutfrido, Burkardo, Dragebodo comitibus"[858].  [“Stephan...comes” donated property “in regione Wetareibu...Salzaha...” near “Crichesfeld” to Fulda, with the consent of “germani mei Walahes”, by charter dated 900[859].]  Ludwig "das Kind" King of Germany donated property "in pago Spiraggoue in comitatu sui senioris" to Wenilo "monacho Walahonis comitis" at Kloster Hornbach, by charter dated 8 Oct 900[860].  Ludwig "das Kind" King of Germany donated property "in pago Spiricovue in comitatu Walahonis in villa…Hasalach" to Kloster Weissenburg at the request of "Chuonrati et Purcharti comitum" by charter dated 5 Feb 902[861].  Hatto Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations by "Reginbodonem" of property "in pago Glemisgouue in villa vel marcha Hirslanda et in Dicingaom et in Geringon…in comitatu Gozberti comitis" and "in pago Encichgouue in villa vel marcha Audinesheim et in Rutgesingon…in comitatu Walahi comitis" and "in pago Lobodenense in comitatu Liutfridi comitis…Virnunheim" to Lorsch by charter dated 25 Feb 902[862].  [“Walah com. et uxor eius Megina” donated property “Knecegowe, Terhisse, Marbburgehusen et cetera confinia iuxta Moyn fluvium sita” to Fulda monastery[863].  “Wago dei gratia comes” donated property “in villa Votinga” to Fulda monastery[864].]  The Annales Necrologici Fuldenses record the death in 936 of "Walager com"[865]m ---.  The name of Walacho's wife is not known.  [It is possible that she was MEGINA, daughter of ---.  “Walah com. et uxor eius Megina” donated property “Knecegowe, Terhisse, Marbburgehusen et cetera confinia iuxta Moyn fluvium sita” to Fulda monastery[866], although it is uncertain to which Graf Walacho this donation relates.]  Walacho & his wife had [two] children:

a)         BURKHARD (-after 28 Oct 905).  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jun 903 in which among "fidelium nostrum" was listed "Purchart filius Vualahonis"[867]Graf von Mayenfeld: "Wuieldrud" donated property to Münster St Martin with the consent of "senioris mariti mei…Hildiberti" by charter dated 28 Oct 905 made "in pago Meginouelt…in comitatu Burchardi comitis"[868]m (after Aug 892) as her second husband, GISELA, widow of MEGINGOZ, daughter of ---.  The Miraculi Sanctæ Waldburgis names "Gisela…uxor Burchardi, Walochonis comitis filii, quæ antea matrimonio iuncta fuerat comitis Megindaudi"[869]

b)         [WILTRUD (-933 or after).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[870], the wife of Eberhard may have been Wiltrud, possible daughter of Walacho.  Presumably her name is deduced from the charter dated 933 under which "Wiltrud mater Cunradi cum manu eiusdem filii sui" donated "omnem decimationem in Dissermark et in Brubechermark et in Lonstein" to "monasterium…Marcellini et Petri…situm in superiori Mulnheim…Selgenstat nuncupatur"[871].  This charter does not described Konrad as "comes".  However, a summary of donations to Kloster Bleidenstatt includes the donation by "Cunradus comes" on the death of "matris sue" of property "domo in qua Huwart vinitor habitat", undated[872].  This latter document does not name Konrad´s mother, but the suggestion is that Konrad may have been the same person as Konrad son of Wiltrud, on the assumption that the properties donated were in the same geographical area.  The basis for suggesting that Walacho was Wiltrud´s father is not known.  It may be related to the charter dated 5 Feb 902 under which Ludwig "das Kind" King of Germany donated property "in pago Spiricovue in comitatu Walahonis in villa…Hasalach" to Kloster Weissenburg at the request of "Chuonrati et Purcharti comitum"[873].  "Purcharti" was presumably Walacho´s son named Burkhard.  It is possible that "Chuonrati" was Walacho´s grandson, son of his daughter Wiltrud, although if this is correct it is unclear why Konrad´s name should have preceded Burkhard´s in the document.  m EBERHARD, son of UDO Graf im Lahngau [Konradiner] & his wife (-killed in battle near Bamberg [902/903]).] 

2.         [STEFAN (-after 900).  “Stephan...comes” donated property “in regione Wetareibu...Salzaha...” near “Crichesfeld” to Fulda, with the consent of “germani mei Walahes”, by charter dated 900[874].  It is possible that “Walahes” was Graf Walacho [II] who is named above, although he is not accorded the comital title in this document.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    GRAFEN von ARNSTEIN

 

 

 

1.         ARNOLD (-after 1 Apr 1050).  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation by "domina Blitrudis" of "curtim suam in Loinstein", witnessed by "Arnold comes, Gerlach comes, Embricho comes, Wulfero"[875].  Emperor Heinrich III donated property "in villa…Cambo…et in comitatu Arnoldi et in pago Enriche" to Kaiserswerth by charter dated 1 Apr 1050[876]

 

2.         LUDWIG (-after 20 Jun 1118).  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation of "curtem in Winkelo" by "domina Hemma" for the anniversary of her husband, with the consent of "Ludewici comitis fratris sui", witnessed by "Embricho comes, Dudo comes et frater eius Udalrich"[877].  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation of "curiam suam in Pateresberg" by "domina Adelind vidua Bertoldi comitis" in the presence of "Ludewico comite fratre suo", dated 1061[878].  Heinrich IV King of Germany donated property "in villa Chambo in pago Einriche in comitatu Lodowici comitis" to Kaiserswerth by charter dated [Aug] 1067[879].  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation of "VI marcas in Kloppinheim" by "Drutwinus comes", for the burial and anniversary of "patris sui Dudonis", dated 1076, witnessed by "Dudo frater eius, Embricho comes, Ludewicus comes cum filiis suis"[880].  "Emicho comes et frater eius Bertolf, Ludewicus comes, Gozwinus comes, Wernherus comes, Bertolfus comes, Dudo…" witnessed the charter dated 1091 under which Ruthard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Bleidenstatt by "vir…militaris Hunfridus" when he entered the monastery[881].  Heinrich V King of Germany donated property "in villa Daleheim…in pago Einriche et in comitatu Ludowici comitis de Arnstein" Kloster St Pantaleon at Köln by charter dated 2 Nov 1107[882].  "Ludowicus de Turingia comes, Arnoldus urbis comes, Sigehardus comes, Bertolfus comes, Ludewicus comes, Gozwinus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 20 Jun 1118 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property "in placito Ludwici comitis" to Kloster St Johannes auf dem Bischofsberge, after the death of "Hildrudis vidue Wulferici ministerialis nostri"[883]m ---.  The name of Ludwig´s wife is not known.  Ludwig & his wife had --- children: 

a)         children (-after 1076).  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation of "VI marcas in Kloppinheim" by "Drutwinus comes", for the burial and anniversary of "patris sui Dudonis", dated 1076, witnessed by "Dudo frater eius, Embricho comes, Ludewicus comes cum filiis suis"[884]

3.         HEMMA .  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation of "curtem in Winkelo" by "domina Hemma" for the anniversary of her husband, with the consent of "Ludewici comitis fratris sui", witnessed by "Embricho comes, Dudo comes et frater eius Udalrich"[885]m ---. 

4.         ADELIND (-after 1061).  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation of "curiam suam in Pateresberg" by "domina Adelind vidua Bertoldi comitis" in the presence of "Ludewico comite fratre suo", dated 1061[886]m BERTHOLD, son of --- (-before 1061). 

 

 

1.         LUDWIG [I] von Arnsteinm ---.  Ludwig [I] & his wife had eight children:

a)         LUDWIG [II] (-28 May ----).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus", adding that he died "V Kal Iun"[887]m [as her first husband,] UDILHILDIS, daughter of --- (-5 Jul after 1139).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Udelhildis" as wife of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus", adding that she died "III Non Iul"[888].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 5 Jul of "Udelhyldis comitisse de Udenkirche, que fuit mater Ludewici fundatoris nostri in Arnsteyn"[889].  This last document suggests that she married secondly --- Graf von Odenkirchen.  Ludwig [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          LUDWIG [III] (-22 Oct 1185).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names Ludwig as only son of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" and his wife Udelhildis[890].  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "comes Lodewicus, cum…coniuge sua Guda" founded the monastery at "castrum suum Arnstein, in Treverensi diocesi" in 1139[891].  Pope Innocent II granted his protection to Kloster Arnstein, founded by "illustris viri Lodewici et Gode uxoris sue", by bull dated 30 Sep 1142[892].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Arnstein by "comes Ludehuicus de Arstein et Guda comitissa uxor sua" by charter dated to [Oct 1144/13 Mar 1145][893]m GUTA von Boyneburg, daughter of SIEGFRIED [IV] Graf von Boyneburg & his wife Richenza --- (-17 Aug ----, bur Kloster Arnstein).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "Lodewicus" married "comitis de Bomneburch…filiam…Gudam"[894].  Pope Innocent II granted his protection to Kloster Arnstein, founded by "illustris viri Lodewici et Gode uxoris sue", by bull dated 30 Sep 1142[895].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Arnstein by "comes Ludehuicus de Arstein et Guda comitissa uxor sua" by charter dated to [Oct 1144/13 Mar 1145][896].  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records the death "XVI Kal Sep" of "domine Gude comitisse" and her burial in the monastery founded by her and her husband[897].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 17 Aug of "Gode comitisse, que cum marito suo…Ludewico comite fundatrix exstitit hujus ecclesie"[898]

ii)         [AGNES (-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"[899].  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 correct has not yet been identified.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m HENDRIK Graf van Geldern en Zutphen, son of GERHARD [II] Graaf van Gelre & his wife Ermgard van Zutphen ([1117]-[27 May/10 Sep] 1182, bur Kloster Kamp).] 

b)         daughter .  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom two married "baronibus Ungarorum"[900]m ---. 

c)         daughter .  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom two married "baronibus Ungarorum"[901]m ---. 

d)         daughter .  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom the third married "Palatini comitis de Thuyngin"[902].  The identity of the husband of this daughter is not established beyond doubt.  If he was Graf Hugo [II], the sources quoted below indicate that she would have been a second wife.  m [as his first/second wife,] [HUGO [II] Graf von Tübingen, son of --- (-[1120]).] 

e)         daughter .  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom the fourth married "Nassauwen"[903]m DUDO Graf von Laurenburg, son of ---. 

f)          GISELHILD .  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom the fifth married "comitis de Loufo"[904].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m KONRAD Graf von Laufen, son of POPPO [III] Graf von Laufen & his wife Mathilde ---. 

g)         daughter .  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom the sixth was ancestor of "Ysinburgensem prosapiam"[905]m REMBOLD von Isenburg, son of GERLACH Graf von Isenburg & his wife --- (-after 1121). 

h)         daughter .  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters[906]

 

 

The precise relationship between the following person as the Grafen von Arnstein has not yet been ascertained: 

1.         OTTO .  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Otto…diaconus…nobili…Saxonum prosapia…consanguineus comitis memorati" (referring to Ludwig [III] Graf von Arnstein) when recording that he founded "secundum regulam beati Augustini et ecclesie primitive" and built "ecclesiam beati Victoris martyris de legione Theborum…super Salam fluvium"[907]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    GRAFEN von BILSTEIN

 

 

1.         RUGGER [II] von Bilstein (-before 1096).  Graf von Bilsteinm --- von Gudensberg, daughter of WERNER [III] Graf von Gudensberg & his wife --- (-[1066]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Rugger [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         RUGGER [III] (-killed in battle [1124], bur Hasungen).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Bilstein

-        GRAFEN von BILSTEIN[908]

b)         KUNIGUNDE von Bilstein (-[1130/38]).  Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation of property "apud Brubach" [Braubach] by "comitissa quedam Cunigunda…de Bilistein que fuerat uxor Gisonis comitis" to Kloster Siegburg, before her burial there, and the later confirmation by "domnus Ludewicus comes de Thuringia cum uxore sua, filia predicte Cunigunde", by charter dated to [1137/40], witnessed by "…Arnoldus senior de Bilistein…"[909]m ([1096/99]) GISO [IV] von Gudensberg, son of --- (-12 Mar 1122). 

 

 

2.         ARNOLD von Bilstein .  "…Arnoldus senior de Bilistein…" witnessed the charter dated to [1137/40] under which Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation of property "apud Brubach" [Braubach] by "comitissa quedam Cunigunda…de Bilistein que fuerat uxor Gisonis comitis"[910].  It is not known whether Arnold was related to Graf Giso.  The fact that he is not accorded the comital title in this document suggests that, if he was Giso´s son, he was not legitimate. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  HERREN von BOLANDEN, FALKENSTEIN, MÜNZENBERG, HOHENFELS, HANAU

 

 

A.      HERREN von BOLANDEN

 

 

The Herrschaft Bolanden was a fief of the archbishopric of Mainz, the family´s original base Altbolanden being located due west of the city of Worms.  The family acquired the Herrschaft Falkenstein (north of Frankfurt-am-Main, between the counties of Nassau to the west, Hanau to the south-east and the Landgrafschaft Hessen to the north) in the early 13th century. 

 

 

1.         WERNER [I] von Bolanden (-before 15 Oct 1135).  "…Ex ministerialibus regni…Werinherus de Bonlande…" 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"[911]

 

 

1.         WERNER [II] von Bolanden (-[1198]).  “...Warnerus de Bolandia et filius eius Philippus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[912].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln exchanged property "in Rode" with Kloster Otterberg for property "in villa Boshovesheim", held by "Wernherus de Bolandia", by charter dated 1173, witnessed by "Wernherus de Bolanden eiusdem predii advocatus, comes Emicho de Liningen, Irsutus comes, comes Heinricus de Dietse…"[913]m ---.  The name of Werner´s wife is not known.  Werner [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         PHILIPP von Bolanden (-[1219/25 Mar 1221]).  “...Warnerus de Bolandia et filius eius Philippus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[914].  "Philippus de Bolandia et domina Beatrix uxor nostra" sold property to Kloster Johanisberg by charter dated 11 Dec 1215, which names "frater noster Wernherus de Bolandia"[915].  "Philippus de Bolande" settled a dispute between "Heinricum de Petersheim" and Kloster Ottenberg by charters dated 1217 and 1219[916]m as her first husband, BEATRIX, daughter of GERHARD [I] Wildgraf & his wife Agnes von Wittelsbach (-1240 or after).  "Philippus de Bolandia et domina Beatrix uxor nostra" sold property to Kloster Johanisberg by charter dated 11 Dec 1215, which names "frater noster Wernherus de Bolandia"[917].  She married secondly as his second wife, Dirk [I] Heer van Valkenburg.  Philipp & his wife had two children: 

i)          PHILIPP von Bolanden (-1277).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Herr von Hohenfels. 

-         HERREN von HOHENFELS

ii)         WERNER von Reichenstein (-after 1235).  "Wernherus de Richenstein filius bone memorie Philippi de Bolandia" confirmed a sale of "molendinum…Sizengrube" to Eberbach abbey by charter dated 1235[918]

b)         WERNER [III] von Bolanden (-after 25 Mar 1221).  "Philippus de Bolandia et domina Beatrix uxor nostra" sold property to Kloster Johanisberg by charter dated 11 Dec 1215, which names "frater noster Wernherus de Bolandia"[919].  "Wernherus de Bolande" settled a dispute between "Syfridus filius Bertolfi rufi de Gerswilre" and Kloster Ottenberg by charter dated 25 Mar 1221[920]m --- von Isenburg, daughter of BRUNO [I] von Isenburg in Braunsberg & his wife Theodora von Wied.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Gesta Arnoldi which records the succession, after the death of "Theoderici…Trevirorum archiepiscopi" in 1242, of "Arnoldus maior prepositus Trevirensis, filius sororis ipsius, de Isenburg oriundus" and in a later passage names "domini de Bolandia ac de Valkinstein, filii sororis dicti maioris prepositi"[921].  Werner & his wife had two children: 

i)          WERNER [IV] von Bolanden (-[25 Jul 1258/Mar 1262])"Wernherus de Bolandia…cum fratre meo Philippo" renounced rights over property of Kloster Ottenberg "in Bertolviswilre" by charter dated Jun 1227, witnessed by "…comite Friderico de Liningen, Godelberto de Liningen…"[922]

-         see below

ii)         GUDA von Bolanden (-after 1206).  "W. Ringrauius" confirmed the donation of "de Bopardia…Schindehengist" made to Kloster Weiler by "uxor mea Guda et coheredes eius dominus Wernherus de Bonlanden et frater suus puer de Valkenstein" by charter dated 1206[923]m WOLFRAM Rheingraf, son of --- (-after 27 Mar 1217). 

iii)        PHILIPP von Falkenstein (-after 4 Oct 1271).  "Wernherus de Bolandia…cum fratre meo Philippo" renounced rights over property of Kloster Ottenberg "in Bertolviswilre" by charter dated Jun 1227, witnessed by "…comite Friderico de Liningen, Godelberto de Liningen…"[924].  "Philippus senior de Valkenstein" confirmed the sale of property at Dörrmoschel by Kloster Ottenberg to "Wolframus et Heinricus…de consensu Demudis et Alheidis uxorum suarum" by charter dated 1233[925]

-         HERREN von FALKENSTEIN

 

 

WERNER [IV] von Bolanden, son of WERNER [III] von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg (-[25 Jul 1258/Mar 1262]).  "Wernherus de Bolandia…cum fratre meo Philippo" renounced rights over property of Kloster Ottenberg "in Bertolviswilre" by charter dated Jun 1227, witnessed by "…comite Friderico de Liningen, Godelberto de Liningen…"[926].  "Wirnherus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer et Kunegundis sua collateralis" sold "predium nostrum de Jmzwilre" to "domini nostri Heinrici comitis de Seyn" by charter dated 27 Dec 1236[927].  "Wernherus de Bolandia et Philippus de Valkenstein" confirmed sale of revenue from property "in Meckenheim" made to Speyer by charter dated 25 Feb 1243[928].  "Wernherus de Bolandia, imperialis aulis dapifer" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Wernheri primogeniti nostri, Philippi, Conradi, Symonis et Agnetis liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated 29 Sep 1252[929].  "Wernherus de Bonlandia et Philippus de Valkenstein fratres" granted property to "Wolfino et Gerhardo fratribus de Oberenwaldaffe" by charter dated 5 Feb 1255[930]

m firstly (before 27 Dec 1236) KUNIGUNDE von Leiningen, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Leiningen [Saarbrücken] & his [first] wife [Agnes von Eberstein].  "Wirnherus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer et Kunegundis sua collateralis" sold "predium nostrum de Jmzwilre" to "domini nostri Heinrici comitis de Seyn" by charter dated 27 Dec 1236[931].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 18 Aug 1278 under which her son Friedrich Bishop of Speyer settled disputes with "Fridericum de Liningen comitem avunculum nostrum", in the presence of "Wernheri de Bolandia fratris nostri…"[932]

m secondly ---.  The name of Werner´s second wife is not known. 

Werner & his first wife had seven children: 

1.         HEINRICH von Bolanden (-10 Nov 1286).  "H. de Bolandia…archidiaconus in ecclesia Trevirensi" donated property at Altenbolanden to Kloster Rodenkirchen by charter dated 4 Sep 1280[933]

2.         WERNER [V] von Bolanden (-before 1288).  "Wernherus de Bolandia, imperialis aulis dapifer" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Wernheri primogeniti nostri, Philippi, Conradi, Symonis et Agnetis liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated 29 Sep 1252[934].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[935].  "Wernhero et Friderico fratribus de Bolandia…" witnessed the charter dated 23 Sep 1266 under which Heinrich Bishop of Speyer confirmed the sale of property in Walsheim by "frater noster Emicho et fratruelis noster de Liningen comites"[936].  "…W. et Ph. fratribus de Bolandia…" witnessed the charter dated 1268 under which "Emicho et Fridericus comites de Lyningen…Fridericus comes predictus uxorem meam…Mehtildim" donated property at Walsheim to Speyer[937].  "Wernherus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer…[et] collateralis nostre Elizabet" sold property at Kallstadt to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 2 Jan 1270[938].  "Wernherus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer et collateralis mea Elizabet" sold property at Gonbach by charter dated 18 Oct 1284[939]m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Wernherus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer…[et] collateralis nostre Elizabet" sold property at Kallstadt to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 2 Jan 1270[940].  "Wernherus et Philippus fratres de Bolandia" recognised the rights of Kloster Otterberg in a mill at Katzweiler by charter dated 21 Aug 1272[941].  "Wernherus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer et collateralis mea Elizabet" sold property at Gonbach by charter dated 18 Oct 1284[942].  Werner [IV] & his wife had children:  

a)         KUNIGUNDE von Bolanden (-after 1 Jun 1297).  A charter dated 1 Jun 1297 records the settlement of a dispute between Speyer cathedral and "Heinricum…comitem Geminopontis…et…Otto frater suus nec non coniux sua de Bolandia" concerning passage on the river Rhine[943]m HEINRICH [III] Graf von Zweibrücken, son of SIMON [I] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife --- von Calw (-after 1 Jun 1297). 

3.         PHILIPP von Bolanden (-19 Jun 1276).  "Wernherus de Bolandia, imperialis aulis dapifer" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Wernheri primogeniti nostri, Philippi, Conradi, Symonis et Agnetis liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated 29 Sep 1252[944].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[945].  "Philippus de Bolandia" freed the property of Kloster Otterberg at Herbisheim, with the consent of "Lukardis collateralis mee", by charter dated 29 Mar 1263[946].  "Wernherus et Sifridus fratres Ringravii…cum Philippo de Bolandia nostro consanguineo" sold property at Rheindürkheim to "Heinrico genero Zeizolfi, civi Wormatiensi" by charter dated 23 Jun 1266[947].  "…W. et Ph. fratribus de Bolandia…" witnessed the charter dated 1268 under which "Emicho et Fridericus comites de Lyningen…Fridericus comes predictus uxorem meam…Mehtildim" donated property at Walsheim to Speyer[948].  "Wernherus et Philippus fratres de Bolandia" recognised the rights of Kloster Otterberg in a mill at Katzweiler by charter dated 21 Aug 1272[949]m LUKARDIS von Hohenfels, daughter of PHILIPP [I] von Hohenfels & his wife --- (-[1286]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Philippus de Bolandia" freed the property of Kloster Otterberg at Herbisheim, with the consent of "Lukardis collateralis mee", by charter dated 29 Mar 1263[950].  "Lukardis relicta…domini Philippi quondam de Bolandis" sold property at Albisheim to "Herdegeno militi de Offenheim", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Iohannis et Philippi…infra legitime discretionis annos", by charter dated 2 Nov 1282 which names "Albertum de Schenkenberg, Henricum comitem de Spanheim…generos nostros" as fiduciaries[951].  Philipp & his wife had four children: 

a)         LIUTGARD (-18 Mar [1324/25]).  "Lukardis relicta…domini Philippi quondam de Bolandis" sold property at Albisheim to "Herdegeno militi de Offenheim", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Iohannis et Philippi…infra legitime discretionis annos", by charter dated 2 Nov 1282 which names "Albertum de Schenkenberg, Henricum comitem de Spanheim…generos nostros" as fiduciaries[952].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.   m firstly (before 2 Nov 1282) as his second wife, ALBRECHT von Schenkenberg, illegitimate son of RUDOLF I Duke of Austria, King of Germany [Habsburg] & his mistress Ita --- (-1304 before 6 Jul).  m secondly (before 28 Feb 1318) as his first wife, RUDOLF IV Markgraf von Baden-Pforzheim, son of HERMANN VII "Wecker" Markgraf von Baden & his wife Agnes von Truhendingen (-25 Jun 1348, bur Lichtenthal). 

b)         KUNIGUNDE (-after 15 Jan 1295).  "Lukardis relicta…domini Philippi quondam de Bolandis" sold property at Albisheim to "Herdegeno militi de Offenheim", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Iohannis et Philippi…infra legitime discretionis annos", by charter dated 2 Nov 1282 which names "Albertum de Schenkenberg, Henricum comitem de Spanheim…generos nostros" as fiduciaries[953].  "Heinricus de Spanheim comes et Kunigundis sua collateralis" donated revenue from "villa Albesheim" to Kloster Otterberg, except the part granted to "Friderico comite de Lyningen", by charter dated 24 Feb 1291[954].  "Heinricus de Spanheim ac Kunegundis coniuges" confirmed the donation of property in "ville Albesheim" made to Kloster Otterberg by "pie memorie domina Lukardis de Bolandia socrus nostra" by charter dated 22 Dec 1292[955]m (before Sep 1277) as his first wife, HEINRICH Graf von Sponheim, son of SIMON Graf von Sponheim & his wife Margareta von Hengebach (-1310). 

c)         JOHANN (-[1288]).  "Lukardis relicta…domini Philippi quondam de Bolandis" sold property at Albisheim to "Herdegeno militi de Offenheim", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Iohannis et Philippi…infra legitime discretionis annos", by charter dated 2 Nov 1282 which names "Albertum de Schenkenberg, Henricum comitem de Spanheim…generos nostros" as fiduciaries[956]

d)         PHILIPP (-after 1306).  "Lukardis relicta…domini Philippi quondam de Bolandis" sold property at Albisheim to "Herdegeno militi de Offenheim", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Iohannis et Philippi…infra legitime discretionis annos", by charter dated 2 Nov 1282 which names "Albertum de Schenkenberg, Henricum comitem de Spanheim…generos nostros" as fiduciaries[957]

4.         KONRAD von Bolanden (-after 29 Sep 1252).  "Wernherus de Bolandia, imperialis aulis dapifer" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Wernheri primogeniti nostri, Philippi, Conradi, Symonis et Agnetis liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated 29 Sep 1252[958]

5.         SIMON von Bolanden (-after 1267).  "Wernherus de Bolandia, imperialis aulis dapifer" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Wernheri primogeniti nostri, Philippi, Conradi, Symonis et Agnetis liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated 29 Sep 1252[959]

6.         AGNES von Bolanden (-after 1275).  "Wernherus de Bolandia, imperialis aulis dapifer" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Wernheri primogeniti nostri, Philippi, Conradi, Symonis et Agnetis liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated 29 Sep 1252[960]

7.         GERHARD von Bolanden (-after 1272).  "Ad petitionem…domini Maguntini pie memorie: Gerardum filium domini de Bolandia…" is named in a charter dated 5 Jul 1251 which lists canons at Trier cathedral[961].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[962]

8.         FRIEDRICH von Bolanden (-28 Jan 1302, bur Eusserthal).  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[963].  "Wernhero et Friderico fratribus de Bolandia…" witnessed the charter dated 23 Sep 1266 under which Heinrich Bishop of Speyer confirmed the sale of property in Walsheim by "frater noster Emicho et fratruelis noster de Liningen comites"[964]Bishop of Speyer 1272.  Friedrich Bishop of Speyer settled disputes with "Fridericum de Liningen comitem avunculum nostrum", in the presence of "Wernheri de Bolandia fratris nostri…", by charter dated 18 Aug 1278[965]

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von FALKENSTEIN

 

 

PHILIPP von Falkenstein, son of WERNER von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg (-after 4 Oct 1271).  "Wernherus de Bolandia…cum fratre meo Philippo" renounced rights over property of Kloster Ottenberg "in Bertolviswilre" by charter dated Jun 1227, witnessed by "…comite Friderico de Liningen, Godelberto de Liningen…"[966].  "Philippus senior de Valkenstein" confirmed the sale of property at Dörrmoschel by Kloster Ottenberg to "Wolframus et Heinricus…de consensu Demudis et Alheidis uxorum suarum" by charter dated 1233[967].  "Conradus comes Silvestris" settled a dispute between Kloster Otterburg and "Berthramum militem de Lonsheim" by charter dated 1240, witnessed by "Philippus de Hohenvels, Philippus de Valkenstein…"[968].  "Wernherus de Bolandia et Philippus de Valkenstein" confirmed sale of revenue from property "in Meckenheim" made to Speyer by charter dated 25 Feb 1243[969].  "Philippus de Falkenstein cum uxore mea Ysengart" donated property at Kirchheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Mar 1244[970].  "Philippus senior de Hohenvels…[et] collateralis nostre Elizabet" sold property at Schimsheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1246, witnessed by "Philippum de Valkenstein consanguineum nostrum…"[971].  "Philips von Falkenstein" acknowledged that "unser…swager here Ulrich von Minzenberg" had granted him "Burg Kunigestein" if he died childless, by charter dated 1252[972].  "Wernherus de Bonlandia et Philippus de Valkenstein fratres" granted property to "Wolfino et Gerhardo fratribus de Oberenwaldaffe" by charter dated 5 Feb 1255[973].  A charter dated 30 Jun 1256 records a settlement between "Engelhardus et Conradus fratres de Winesperg" and "consanguineis nostris Philippo de Falkenstein et Philippo nato suo" over the inheritance of "dominio Minzenberg"[974].  "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz by charter dated 1257[975].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[976].  "Philippus de Falkenstein et omnes coheredes in Minzenberg" settled a dispute involving Arnsburg monastery, naming "Ulricum sororium nostrum et Helwigim uxorem suam", by charter dated 1258[977].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[978].  "Philipp der ältere von Falkenstein" donated property "neben den Hofe Ennenkeim" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 7 Oct 1266[979].  "Ph. senior et Ph. et Wern. filii nosti de Falkensteyn" donated "parrochiam in Muschenheym" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 1270[980]

m ISENGARD von Münzenberg, daughter of ULRICH von Münzenberg & his wife ---.  "Philippus de Falkenstein cum uxore mea Ysengart" donated property at Kirchheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Mar 1244[981].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[982]

Philipp & his wife had three children: 

1.         PHILIPP von Falkenstein (-[29 Jun/13 Dec] 1293).  A charter dated 30 Jun 1256 records a settlement between "Engelhardus et Conradus fratres de Winesperg" and "consanguineis nostris Philippo de Falkenstein et Philippo nato suo" over the inheritance of "dominio Minzenberg"[983].  "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz by charter dated 1257[984].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[985].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[986].  "Philippus et Wernherus germani dominique de Valkenstein" sold property at Kallstadt to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 1264[987].  "Ph. senior et Ph. et Wern. filii nosti de Falkensteyn" donated "parrochiam in Muschenheym" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 1270[988].  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[989].  "Ph de Myntzenberg sive de Falkensteine" confirmed an agreement between "G[erlacus] de Bruberg…[et] G. de Brunecken" by charter dated 6 Jan 1284[990].  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres domini in Mintzenberg" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 3 Apr 1289[991]m GISELA, daughter of EMICH [II] Wildgraf in Kyrburg und Schmidtburg & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[992].  Philipp & his wife had two children: 

a)         ULRICH von Falkenstein (-[4 Jul 1299/1 Nov 1300]).  "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et sue coniugi Alheydi comitisse" acquired property "in Ouendam" by charter dated to [1290/99][993].  Gerhard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that "Ulricus et Philippus fratres domini de Valckenstein consanguinei nostri" exchanged property with "Katherine relicti Wernheri quondam dicti Rode de Rudinsheim" by charter dated 4 Jul 1299[994].  The abbess of Padenshusen confirmed the donation made by "bone memorie dominus Ulricus de Falkenstein" with the consent of "domini Philippi fratris eiusdem" by charter dated 1 Nov 1300[995]m ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et sue coniugi Alheydi comitisse" acquired property "in Ouendam" by charter dated to [1290/99][996]

b)         PHILIPP von Falkenstein (-after 1328).  "Wernherum de Falckenstein et filium nostrum Philippum" reached agreement with "nostrum consanguineum Ulricum de Hagenaw" concerning "patronatus ecclesie in Markebel" by charter dated 22 Jan 1298[997].  Gerlach Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that "Ulricus et Philippus fratres domini de Valckenstein consanguinei nostri" exchanged property with "Katherine relicti Wernheri quondam dicti Rode de Rudinsheim" by charter dated 4 Jul 1299[998].  The abbess of Padenshusen confirmed the donation made by "bone memorie dominus Ulricus de Falkenstein" with the consent of "domini Philippi fratris eiusdem" by charter dated 1 Nov 1300[999].  "Philippus de Falkenstein dominus in Mynzinberg, imperialis aulæ camerarius, quondam filius Philippi senioris, et Udelhildis collaterales" donated property "in campis villæ Wolvirsheym sito" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 12 Mar 1302[1000].  "Gottfridus et Conradus filius quondam Philippi de Bikenbach" sold property to "dominis Philippo et Philippo de Falkenstein dominis de Mynzenberg nostris consanguineis" by charter dated 10 Nov 1302[1001].  Peter Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the succession of "Philippi de Falkenstein senioris…Udilhildi uxori nobilis viri Philippi de Falkenstein junioris et suis filiabus" in "villam…Heckesheim…Vizenowe…Vilzebach…in Langen…" by charter dated 10 Oct 1313[1002]m UDELHILD, daughter of ---.  "Philippus de Falkenstein dominus in Mynzinberg, imperialis aulæ camerarius, quondam filius Philippi senioris, et Udelhildis collaterales" donated property "in campis villæ Wolvirsheym sito" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 12 Mar 1302[1003]

-        HERREN zu MÜNZENBERG[1004]

2.         WERNER von Falkenstein (-[25 Apr 1298/22 Sep 1300]).  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[1005].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[1006].  "Philippus et Wernherus germani dominique de Valkenstein" sold property at Kallstadt to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 1264[1007].  "Ph. senior et Ph. et Wern. filii nosti de Falkensteyn" donated "parrochiam in Muschenheym" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 1270[1008].  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[1009].  "Wernherus dictus de Falckenstein et Methildis nostra collateralis dicta de Deytz" sold "bona…in Bettenhausen" to "monialibus Fontis Sancte Marie" by charter dated 1275[1010].  A charter dated 22 Nov 1276 records donations to Kloster Marienborn including the donation made by "Dominum Wernherum de Valkenstein et Mechtildim suam collateralem"[1011].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein et Guda relicta…Conradi de Bickenbach soror eius" sold "medietatem advocacie in Gernsheim", belonging to "Philippus et Gotfridus nati mei Gude predicte", by charter dated 11 Feb 1283[1012].  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres domini in Mintzenberg" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 3 Apr 1289[1013].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein dominus in Minzenberg" reached agreement with "Dietherum ac Eberhardum comites de Katzenelnbogen" concerning "aquarum piscariarium…apud Oppenheim" by charter dated early Jul 1293[1014].  "Wernherum de Falckenstein et filium nostrum Philippum" reached agreement with "nostrum consanguineum Ulricum de Hagenaw" concerning "patronatus ecclesie in Markebel" by charter dated 22 Jan 1298[1015]m MECHTILD von Diez, daughter of GERHARD [II] Graf von Diez & his wife --- (-3 Dec 1288).  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[1016].  "Wernherus dictus de Falckenstein et Methildis nostra collateralis dicta de Deytz" sold "bona…in Bettenhausen" to "monialibus Fontis Sancte Marie" by charter dated 1275[1017].  A charter dated 22 Nov 1276 records donations to Kloster Marienborn including the donation made by "Dominum Wernherum de Valkenstein et Mechtildim suam collateralem"[1018].  Werner & his wife had one child: 

a)         PHILIPP [III] von Falkenstein (-after 2 Apr 1322).  "Gottfridus et Conradus filius quondam Philippi de Bikenbach" sold property to "dominis Philippo et Philippo de Falkenstein dominis de Mynzenberg nostris consanguineis" by charter dated 10 Nov 1302[1019].  Peter Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the succession of "Philippi de Falkenstein senioris…Udilhildi uxori nobilis viri Philippi de Falkenstein junioris et suis filiabus" in "villam…Heckesheim…Vizenowe…Vilzebach…in Langen…" by charter dated 10 Oct 1313[1020]m firstly (before 13 Mar 1287) MECHTILD von Eppstein, daughter of GOTTFRIED [III] Herr von Eppstein & & his first wife Mechtild von Isenburg-Braunsberg (-before 1303).  m secondly LUCKARDE von Isenburg, daughter of ---.  m thirdly (after 11 Oct 1309) as her second husband, MECHTILD von Hessen, widow of GOTTFRIED Graf von Ziegenhain, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1267]-after 1332).  "Lantgreve Heynrich…Herre ze Hessen" made an alliance with "Greven Godfride Grefen Gotfrides sun fon Zygenhagen", naming "Mechtilt unser tochter sin wirtin", by charter dated 29 Jun 1283[1021].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 28 Sep 1290 under which Heinrich Landgraf von Hessen confirmed donations to Hochstift Würzburg of property of "Conradus de Theke" held from "dem Grafen von Ziegenhain suo sororio ac nostro genero" in case Konrad died without heirs[1022].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. 

-        HERREN zu MÜNZENBERG[1023]

b)         ISENGARD von Falkenstein (-after 24 Aug 1304).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[1024]m SIEGFRIED von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED [III] Herr von Eppstein & his first wife Mechtild von Isenburg-Braunsberg (-after 1306). 

3.         GUDA von Falkenstein .  "Wernherus de Falckenstein et Guda relicta…Conradi de Bickenbach soror eius" sold "medietatem advocacie in Gernsheim", belonging to "Philippus et Gotfridus nati mei Gude predicte", by charter dated 11 Feb 1283[1025]m KONRAD von Bickenbach, son of --- (-before 11 Feb 1283). 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von MÜNZENBERG

 

 

1.         KONRAD von Münzenberg (-before 1174).  "Nikolaus…Sigebergensis…abbas" recalled a donation of property "in Aldinburg" made by "inclite memorie dominus Cunradus de Minzinberg…et…coniunx Liukardis", confirmed after their death by "domino Cunone, ipsorum filio", by charter dated 1174[1026].   m LUKARDIS, daughter of --- (-before 1174).  "Nikolaus…Sigebergensis…abbas" recalled a donation of property "in Aldinburg" made by "inclite memorie dominus Cunradus de Minzinberg…et…coniunx Liukardis", confirmed after their death by "domino Cunone, ipsorum filio", by charter dated 1174[1027].   Konrad & his wife had one child: 

a)         KUNO von Münzenberg (-after 1193).  "Nikolaus…Sigebergensis…abbas" recalled a donation of property "in Aldinburg" made by "inclite memorie dominus Cunradus de Minzinberg…et…coniunx Liukardis", confirmed after their death by "domino Cunone, ipsorum filio", by charter dated 1174[1028].  A charter dated 1176 confirms the sale of property in Altorf to Fulda by "Cunoni de Mynzenberg", witnessed by "…Gozmarus comes de Sigenhagen…Rudolfo comite Fuldensis ecclesie existente Advocate"[1029].  A charter dated 1193 confirms the sale of property in Assenheim to Fulda by "Cunoni de Mynzenberg"[1030]

 

2.         ULRICH von Münzenberg (-[May 1237/Aug 1239]).  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed an agreement regarding "manso de Sterrenbach", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Cunonis et Ulrici", by charter dated Dec 1232[1031].  "Heinricus de Bleychenbach" confirmed a pledge of "decimam…in Buchen" from "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et filiis suis Cunoni et Ulrico" by charter dated May 1237[1032]m ---.  The name of Ulrich´s wife is not known.  Ulrich & his wife had eight children: 

a)         KUNO von Münzenberg (-1243 or before).  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed an agreement regarding "manso de Sterrenbach", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Cunonis et Ulrici", by charter dated Dec 1232[1033].  "Heinricus de Bleychenbach" confirmed a pledge of "decimam…in Buchen" from "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et filiis suis Cunoni et Ulrico" by charter dated May 1237[1034].  "Cuno de Minzenberg" settled a dispute "inter parrochiales de Lichen" by charter dated Aug 1239[1035]

b)         ULRICH von Münzenberg (-1255).  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed an agreement regarding "manso de Sterrenbach", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Cunonis et Ulrici", by charter dated Dec 1232[1036].  "Heinricus de Bleychenbach" confirmed a pledge of "decimam…in Buchen" from "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et filiis suis Cunoni et Ulrico" by charter dated May 1237[1037].  "Ulricus iunior dictus de Minzenberg" confirmed that "Arnoldus de Giso milites, coram fratre meo felicis memorie Cunone de Minzenberg" exchanged property donated by "Cunradus et Lucgardis uxor eius" by charter dated 1243[1038].  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed a sale of property to Arnsburg, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Heylewigis", by charter dated 1252[1039]m HEILWIG, daughter of ---.  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed a sale of property to Arnsburg, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Heylewigis", by charter dated 1252[1040]

c)         ADELHEID von Münzenberg (-after 23 May 1277).  “Reinhardus de Hagenowe et Adelheidis uxor mea” confirmed that Kloster Eberbach held property “in Wachenbuchen sitos...quos progenitores nostri eidem ecclesie...contulerunt” by charter dated 1245[1041].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[1042].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[1043].  "Reinhardus nobilis de Hagenow…cum collaterali nostra Alheyde" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 23 May 1277[1044]m (before 1245) REINHARD [II] von Hanau, son of [REINHARD [I] von Hanau & his wife ---] (-[1281/82]). 

d)         ISENGARD von Münzenberg .  "Philippus de Falkenstein cum uxore mea Ysengart" donated property at Kirchheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Mar 1244[1045].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[1046]m PHILIPP von Falkenstein, son of WERNER von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg (-after 1270). 

e)         MECHTILD von Münzenberg .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[1047]m ENGELHARD von Weinsberg, son of --- (-after 14 Feb 1271). 

f)          IRMENGARD von Münzenberg .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[1048]m KONRAD von Weinsberg, son of --- (-after 25 Jan 1259). 

g)         HEDWIG von Münzenberg .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[1049]m HEINRICH von Pappenheim, son of ---. 

h)         AGNES von Münzenberg .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[1050]m KONRAD von Schöneberg, son of --- (-before 1257). 

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von HOHENFELS

 

 

PHILIPP von Bolanden, son of PHILIPP von Bolanden & his wife Beatrix Wildgräfin (-1277).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Herr von Hohenfels.  "Emercho comes Reni et Philippus de Hohenvels" agreed an alliance with Sifried Archbishop of Mainz against "Cunradum comitem Sylvestrem" by charter dated 3 Apr 1236[1051].  "Conradus comes Silvestris" settled a dispute between Kloster Otterburg and "Berthramum militem de Lonsheim" by charter dated 1240, witnessed by "Philippus de Hohenvels, Philippus de Valkenstein…"[1052].  "Philippus senior de Hohenvels…[et] collateralis nostre Elizabet" sold property at Schimsheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1246, witnessed by "Philippum de Valkenstein consanguineum nostrum…"[1053].  "Philippus de Hohinvels" confirmed property at Drechtingshausen and Heimbach for Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1248[1054].  "Philippus de Hoenfels" founded a memorial at Kloster Otterburg for himself and "beate memorie…coniugis mee Elizabet" by charter dated 1249, witnessed by "Rubertus gener meus…"[1055].  "Philippus de Hoenfels" freed property donated to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "Philippi et Wernheri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 9 Oct 1254, witnessed by "Philipp von Falkenstein…"[1056].  "Philippus nobilis de Hoenfels" founded a light at Kloster Otterberg, for the souls of "Philippi uxoris mee Lukardis pie memorie defuncte ac…filii mei Wernheri defuncti", by charter dated 1260, witnessed by "Philippi…et Dylmanni filiorum meorum, domini Ruperti comitis Irsuti, fratris Friderici prioris de Otterburg…"[1057].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[1058]

m firstly ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-[1246/49]).  "Philippus senior de Hohenvels…[et] collateralis nostre Elizabet" sold property at Schimsheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1246, witnessed by "Philippum de Valkenstein consanguineum nostrum…"[1059]

m secondly (after 1246) as her second husband, LUKARDIS von Isenburg, widow of HEINRICH [II] von Hanau, daughter of HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg in Cleeberg & his wife --- (-1260 or before).  “Reinardus dictus de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Wagghenbuche sita” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dominus Heinricus...patruus meus de Hagenouwe...pari manu domine Lucgardis uxoris sue” by charter dated 1243[1060].  “Lutgardis de Isinburch relicta Henrici...bone memorie de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Waghenbuche sitos” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dictus Heinricus de Hagenowe maritus meus et ego” by charter dated 1243[1061].  The primary source which confirms that the widow of Heinrich [II] von Hanau was the same Lukardis von Isenburg who married Philipp von Bolanden Herr von Hohenfels has not been identified.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 21 Jun 1258 under which Arnold Archbishop of Trier confirmed an agreement between "consanguineos nostros…germanos Henricum dominum de Isegburch…et Gerlacum dominum de Limburch" to share "castro Cleberch", to be inherited by "fratri suo H. dno de Isenburg et Ludowico filio suo" noting the interest of "dnus Philippus de Hohenfels ipsorum sororius"[1062].  "Philippus nobilis de Hoenfels" founded a light at Kloster Otterberg, for the souls of "Philippi uxoris mee Lukardis pie memorie defuncte ac…filii mei Wernheri defuncti", by charter dated 1260, witnessed by "Philippi…et Dylmanni filiorum meorum, domini Ruperti comitis Irsuti, fratris Friderici prioris de Otterburg…"[1063]

Philipp & his first wife had five children: 

1.         PHILIPP (-after 18 Nov 1283).  "Philippus de Hoenfels" freed property donated to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "Philippi et Wernheri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 9 Oct 1254[1064].  "Philippus nobilis de Hoenfels" founded a light at Kloster Otterberg, for the souls of "Philippi uxoris mee Lukardis pie memorie defuncte ac…filii mei Wernheri defuncti", by charter dated 1260, witnessed by "Philippi…et Dylmanni filiorum meorum, domini Ruperti comitis Irsuti, fratris Friderici prioris de Otterburg…"[1065].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Lysa nostra collateralis" confirmed that "Philippus et Theodericus de Hoenfels sororii nostri" had relinquished property at Mauchenheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1271[1066].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[1067].  "Philippus de Hoenfels et Isengardis contectalis nostra" sold property at Lonsfeld to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 28 Feb 1277[1068].  "Philippus de Hoenuels et Isengardis collateralis nostra" sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Minzenberg et Gisele uxori sue" by charter dated 18 Nov 1283[1069]m ISENGARD, daughter of ---.  "Philippus de Hoenfels et Isengardis contectalis nostra" sold property at Lonsfeld to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 28 Feb 1277[1070].  "Philippus de Hoenuels et Isengardis collateralis nostra" sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Minzenberg et Gisele uxori sue" by charter dated 18 Nov 1283[1071].  "Domina Isengardis relicta quondam domini Philippi de Hoenvels, Wernherus et Hermannus filii eius, Johannes filius dni Johannis de Metis senioris et Agnes filia dicte domine Isengardis uxor…prefati Johannis" sold property "in villa Steden" to "Monsterdreysen" abbey by charter dated 1291[1072]

-        HERREN zu HOHENFELS[1073].  "Wernherum et Hermannum fratres dominos de Hohenvels" and the abbess of Kirsgarten reached agreement concerning property "in villa et in marca Guntheim", donated by "dno Philippo patri eorum quondam de Hohenvels", by charter dated 26 Jul 1295[1074]

2.         WERNER (-[9 Oct 1254/1260]).  "Philippus de Hoenfels" freed property donated to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "Philippi et Wernheri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 9 Oct 1254[1075]

3.         ENGELBERT (-after 21 Dec 1274).  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[1076]

4.         DIETRICH [Dylmann] (-after 1 Oct 1283).  "Philippus nobilis de Hoenfels" founded a light at Kloster Otterberg, for the souls of "Philippi uxoris mee Lukardis pie memorie defuncte ac…filii mei Wernheri defuncti", by charter dated 1260, witnessed by "Philippi…et Dylmanni filiorum meorum, domini Ruperti comitis Irsuti, fratris Friderici prioris de Otterburg…"[1077].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Lysa nostra collateralis" confirmed that "Philippus et Theodericus de Hoenfels sororii nostri" had relinquished property at Mauchenheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1271[1078].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[1079].  "Theodericus de Hoenuels…cum coniuge nostra Ang." sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Falkenstein" by charter dated 1 Oct 1283[1080]m AGNES von Zweibrücken, daughter of HEINRICH II Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Theodericus de Hoenuels…cum coniuge nostra Ang." sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Falkenstein" by charter dated 1 Oct 1283[1081]

-        HERREN zu REIPOLTSKIRCHEN[1082]

5.         ELISABETH .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1249 under which her father "Philippus de Hoenfels" founded a memorial at Kloster Otterburg for himself and "beate memorie…coniugis mee Elizabet", witnessed by "Rubertus gener meus…"[1083].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Elizabeth collateralis mea" donated property at Mauchenheim to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 29 Aug 1271[1084].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Lysa nostra collateralis" confirmed that "Philippus et Theodericus de Hoenfels sororii nostri" had relinquished property at Mauchenheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1271[1085].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[1086]m RUPRECHT Raugraf, son of --- (-after 21 Dec 1274). 

 

 

 

E.      HERREN von HANAU

 

 

The Herren von Hanau were closely related to the Herren von Eppstein, as shown by the charter dated 9 Aug 1192 quoted below, but the exact family relationship has not been ascertained.  Although that document refers only to Heinrich [I] von Hanau, it is likely that Reinhard [II] von Hanau enjoyed the same family relationship as he and Gottfried [II] Herr von Eppstein are named as joint judges in a charter dated 22 Feb 1247 which is also quoted below.  The two documents, when read together, suggest that the brothers Reinhard [I] and Heinrich [II] von Hanau may have been the sons of Heinrich [I] von Hanau although no primary source has been identified which confirms that this speculation is correct.  The charter dated 1234, quoted below, shows that the Hanau family also held Dornfeld castle and its lands. 

 

 

1.         HEINRICH [I] von Hanau (-after 9 Aug 1192).  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" bought rights "in castris Eppenstein et Hoenberg" from "H. de Hagenowe consanguineo nostro" by charter dated 9 Aug 1192[1087].  The family relationship between the two parties has not been traced. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         REINHARD [I] von Hanau (-after 1234).  An appointment of “a domino papa iudices sumus delegati, dominum Reinhardum de Hagenowia” was terminated at the request of Mainz St Maria by charter dated 6 Feb 1216[1088].  “Reinardus de Hagenowe...et germanus meus Heinricus” divided “hereditatem nostram” between them, Heinrich taking “castrum in Dorenfelt”, while Reinhard took “castrum in Hagenowen” and donated it to Kloster Eberbach by charter dated 1234[1089]m ---.  The name of Reinhard´s wife is not known.  Reinhard [I] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [REINHARD [II] von Hanau (-[1281/82]).  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Reinhard [II] has not yet been identified, although the following charter shows that he was the nephew of Heinrich von Hanau, younger brother of Reinhard [I].  No source has been identified which names another brother of Reinhard [I] so it appears probable that Reinhard [II] was his son.  “Reinardus dictus de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Wagghenbuche sita” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dominus Heinricus...patruus meus de Hagenouwe...pari manu domine Lucgardis uxoris sue” by charter dated 1243[1090].  “Reinhardus de Hagenowe et Adelheidis uxor mea” confirmed that Kloster Eberbach held property “in Wachenbuchen sitos...quos progenitores nostri eidem ecclesie...contulerunt” by charter dated 1245[1091].  “Godefridus de Eppinstein, Reinhardus de Hagenowe” presided over a hearing in Kesselstadt regarding a dispute involving Kloster Rossdorf by charter dated 22 Feb 1247[1092].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[1093].  "Reinhardus nobilis de Hagenow…cum collaterali nostra Alheyde" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 23 May 1277[1094].]  m (before 1245) ADELHEID von Münzenberg, daughter of ULRICH von Münzenberg & his wife --- (-after 23 May 1277).  “Reinhardus de Hagenowe et Adelheidis uxor mea” confirmed that Kloster Eberbach held property “in Wachenbuchen sitos...quos progenitores nostri eidem ecclesie...contulerunt” by charter dated 1245[1095].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[1096].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[1097].  "Reinhardus nobilis de Hagenow…cum collaterali nostra Alheyde" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 23 May 1277[1098].  Reinhard & his wife had one child: 

i)          ULRICH von Hanau (-[1305/06]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 24 Mar 1317 under which his son "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum"[1099].  "Wernherum de Falckenstein et filium nostrum Philippum" reached agreement with "nostrum consanguineum Ulricum de Hagenaw" concerning "patronatus ecclesie in Markebel" by charter dated 22 Jan 1298[1100]m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 24 Mar 1317 under which her son "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum"[1101].  Ulrich & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ULRICH von Hanau .  "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum", by charter dated 24 Mar 1317[1102]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum", by charter dated 24 Mar 1317[1103]

2.         HEINRICH [II] von Hanau (-[4 May 1240/1243]).  ““Reinardus de Hagenowe...et germanus meus Heinricus” divided “hereditatem nostram” between them, Heinrich taking “castrum in Dorenfelt”, while Reinhard took “castrum in Hagenowen” and donated it to Kloster Eberbach by charter dated 1234[1104].  “Henricus de Hagenowe” donated “nemus...Mulnloich” to the church of St Antonin, Rossdorf “by charter dated Mar 1237[1105].  “Dominus Heinricus de Hagenowe” donated property “in silvis Hagenowe et Bulahe” to the church of Mainz by charter dated 4 May 1240[1106]m (before 1243) as her first husband, LUKARDIS von Isenburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg in Cleeberg & his wife --- (-1260 or before).  “Reinardus dictus de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Wagghenbuche sita” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dominus Heinricus...patruus meus de Hagenouwe...pari manu domine Lucgardis uxoris sue” by charter dated 1243[1107].  “Lutgardis de Isinburch relicta Henrici...bone memorie de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Waghenbuche sitos” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dictus Heinricus de Hagenowe maritus meus et ego” by charter dated 1243[1108].  She married secondly (after 1246) as his second wife, Philipp von Bolanden Herr von Hohenfels.  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 21 Jun 1258 under which Arnold Archbishop of Trier confirmed an agreement between "consanguineos nostros…germanos Henricum dominum de Isegburch…et Gerlacum dominum de Limburch" to share "castro Cleberch", to be inherited by "fratri suo H. dno de Isenburg et Ludowico filio suo" noting the interest of "dnus Philippus de Hohenfels ipsorum sororius"[1109].  The primary source which confirms that the widow of Heinrich [II] von Hanau was the same Lukardis von Isenburg who married Philipp von Bolanden Herr von Hohenfels has not been identified.  "Philippus nobilis de Hoenfels" founded a light at Kloster Otterberg, for the souls of "Philippi uxoris mee Lukardis pie memorie defuncte ac…filii mei Wernheri defuncti", by charter dated 1260, witnessed by "Philippi…et Dylmanni filiorum meorum, domini Ruperti comitis Irsuti, fratris Friderici prioris de Otterburg…"[1110]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  GRAFEN von CASTELL

 

 

The county of Castell lay east of Würzburg in the south-eastern part of Franconia, in the Steigerwald area within the present-day Oberfranken region in the north-east of Bavaria.  An early reference to Castell is found in an undated manuscript records that "Burchardus" destoyed “sue oppidum Kamberc” and founded Kloster Comburg there “in loco qui iuxta Mogontiam Castellum dicitur”, probably dated to the mid-11th century[1111].  The sources for the Grafen von Castell were published by Wittmann in the late 19th century (not yet consulted)[1112]

 

 

1.         RUPRECHT [I] von Castell (-after 10 Aug 1091).  "Bruno abbas Amarbacensis, Bruno comes, Rupreth de Castello…" witnessed the charter dated 10 Aug 1091 under which Emehard Bishop of Würzburg exchanged property with “duos fratres liberos Winitherum et Richizonem[1113]

 

2.         RUPRECHT [II] von Castell (-after 27 Mar 1145).  "…Rupertus de Castele et filii eius Rupertus et Heriman…" witnessed the charter dated 26 Feb 1139 under which Embrico Bishop of Würzburg granted protection to Kloster Schönrein[1114].  "…Rubertus de Castello et filii eius Bertoldus…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Mar 1145 under which Embricho Bishop of Würzburg exchanged property with "Popo comes"[1115]m ---.  The name of Ruprecht´s wife is not known.  Ruprecht & his wife had three children: 

a)         RUPRECHT .  "…Rupertus de Castele et filii eius Rupertus et Heriman…" witnessed the charter dated 26 Feb 1139 under which Embrico Bishop of Würzburg granted protection to Kloster Schönrein[1116]

b)         HERMANN .  "…Rupertus de Castele et filii eius Rupertus et Heriman…" witnessed the charter dated 26 Feb 1139 under which Embrico Bishop of Würzburg granted protection to Kloster Schönrein[1117]

c)         BERTHOLD .  "…Rubertus de Castello et filii eius Bertoldus…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Mar 1145 under which Embricho Bishop of Würzburg exchanged property with "Popo comes"[1118]

 

 

1.         DIETRICH (-after 1155).  "Matheus Lotharingorum dux et marchio" donated property "loco predium de Wulvelingen" to Kloster Stürtzelbronn, with the consent of "coniugis mee Berthe et Balduini fratris mei", for the soul of "progenitoris mei Symonis", by charter dated 13 Jan 1143, which names "Theodericus…comes…cum uxore sua Adelheide et filio suo Gotefrido"[1119].  "Theodericus lantgravius et comes Volmarus de Castelle" are named in another charter dated 1155 which confirmed the prior donation of "Wulvelingen" to Kloster Stürtzelbronn[1120]m ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  "Matheus Lotharingorum dux et marchio" donated property "loco predium de Wulvelingen" to Kloster Stürtzelbronn, with the consent of "coniugis mee Berthe et Balduini fratris mei", for the soul of "progenitoris mei Symonis", by charter dated 13 Jan 1143, which names "Theodericus…comes…cum uxore sua Adelheide et filio suo Gotefrido"[1121].  Graf Dietrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         GOTTFRIED (-after 13 Jan 1143).  "Matheus Lotharingorum dux et marchio" donated property "loco predium de Wulvelingen" to Kloster Stürtzelbronn, with the consent of "coniugis mee Berthe et Balduini fratris mei", for the soul of "progenitoris mei Symonis", by charter dated 13 Jan 1143, which names "Theodericus…comes…cum uxore sua Adelheide et filio suo Gotefrido"[1122]

2.         [VOLMAR (-after 9 Mar 1158).  "Theodericus lantgravius et comes Volmarus de Castelle" are named in a charter dated 1155 which confirmed the prior donation of "Wulvelingen" to Kloster Stürtzelbronn[1123]Graf von Castell.  The relationship between Dietrich and Volmar is not known, but it is assumed that they were from the same family, maybe brothers.  Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed an exchange of property "in pago Nahgove in archiepiscopatu Moguntino per manum Folmari comitis de Castele et advocati prædictæ curiæ" for property "in Nasove…in pago Logenæ" with the bishop of Worms, represented by "advocati maioris domus Symonis comitis de Sarbruke", adding that "prædictum castrum de Nasove" had been occupied violently by "antecessores Ruberti et Arnoldi de Lurenberg", by charter dated 9 Mar 1158 witnessed by "Symon advocatus maioris domus Wormatiensis ecclesiæ, Folmar comes de Castele, Cunradus comes de Cherberch, Hemico comes de Boimeneburch, Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenze…"[1124].] 

 

 

1.         RUPRECHT (-[1234/40]).  Graf von Castell.  "Walterus de Langenberc" sold property to the Knights Hospitallers by charter dated 1226 witnessed by "Rupertus comes de Castele…"[1125].  "…Rupertus et Ludewicus fratres et comites de Kastel, Fridericus de Truhendingen, Gerlacus de Butingen, Gotfridus et Cunradus fratres de Hohenloch…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Jan 1227 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed a sale of property to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim made by "Heinricus vir nobilis de Egersperge"[1126]

2.         LUDWIGGraf von Castell.  "…Ludewicus comes de Castello…" witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1226 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed property of Kloster Weissenau[1127].  "…Rupertus et Ludewicus fratres et comites de Kastel, Fridericus de Truhendingen, Gerlacus de Butingen, Gotfridus et Cunradus fratres de Hohenloch…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Jan 1227 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed a sale of property to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim made by "Heinricus vir nobilis de Egersperge"[1128]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  GRAFEN von DIEZ

 

 

 

1.         HEINRICH (-1189).  Graf von Diez.  The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Henricus comes de Dissen…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[1129].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln exchanged property "in Rode" with Kloster Otterberg for property "in villa Boshovesheim", held by "Wernherus de Bolandia", by charter dated 1173, witnessed by "Wernherus de Bolanden eiusdem predii advocatus, comes Emicho de Liningen, Irsutus comes, comes Heinricus de Dietse…"[1130]

 

2.         BERTHOLDGraf von Diez.  "…Henricus comes de Spanheim, Henricus comes de Sarbrucken, Gerlacus comes de Veldense, Bertoldus comes de Dietse, Gotfridus comes de Vebing…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[1131]

 

3.         GERHARDGraf von Diez.  "…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"[1132]

 

4.         BERNHARDGraf von Diez.  "…Comes Bernhardus de Dietis…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1210 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus comes de Zolre qui et Burggravius de Nurenberg" to the church of Speyer[1133]

 

5.         GERHARD (-after 27 Apr 1255).  Graf von Diez.  "Gerhardus comes de Ditse" renounced rights in favour of Stift St Stephan at Mainz by charter dated 6 Jan 1239[1134].  "Gerhardus de Ditzse et Agnes uxor mea" founded Kloster Thron by charter dated 20 Mar 1243[1135].  "Sifrdius dominus de Runckel" reached agreement with "Gerhardum comitem de Diste" concerning "proprietates…a patre et matre et ab avia dictus comes possidet tam in Salze quam in Haselbach et in Berlenbach" by charter dated 27 Apr 1255[1136]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Gerhardus de Ditzse et Agnes uxor mea" founded Kloster Thron by charter dated 20 Mar 1243[1137]

 

6.         KONRAD von DiezGraf von Diez"Conradum comitem de Dieze" and "Henricum de Isenburg sororium nostrum" reached agreement concerning "Vilmere…Volstock" by charter dated 25 Jan 1250[1138]

 

7.         GERHARDGraf zu Diez.  "Gerhard Graf zu Dietz und…Gertrude seine…Haussfraw" and "Diederich und Sifride Herren zu Ronkel", agreed to divide "mütterliche Erbe" by charter dated 2 Feb 1375[1139]m GERTRUD, daughter of ---.  "Gerhard Graf zu Dietz und…Gertrude seine…Haussfraw" and "Diederich und Sifride Herren zu Ronkel", agreed to divide "mütterliche Erbe" by charter dated 2 Feb 1375[1140]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13.  GRAFEN von ENZBERG

 

 

 

1.         ZEIZOLF [II] (-after 5 May 1072).  "Heinricus…rex" granted the right to a market in "in villa Sunninheim in pago Elisincigowe et in comitatu eiusdem Zeizolfi comitis" to "Zeizolfo fideli nostro" by an undated charter, grouped in the compilation with charters dated 1066[1141].  "Ceizzolfus comes" subscribed the charter dated 5 May 1072 under which Siegfried Archbishop of Metz attested the destruction of the chapel of Ravensgirburg[1142]m ---.  The name of Zeizolf's wife is not known.  Graf Zeizolf [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [WOLFRAM (-after Oct 1104, bur Sunnesheim).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is probable that he was the son of Graf Zeizolf [II].  Not only did Wolfram name his own son Zeizolf ([III]), but also Wolfram's son Johann is shown in his charter dated 6 Jan 1100 to have owned property in "in pago Elisincigowe" like his presumed paternal grandfather.  The Annales Spirenses name "Wolframi comitis Arduenne" specifying that he had "multos comitatus…in Creychouwe et Enzeburch" and that "de genere illorum venit Kestenburc et Meystersel et Diethensheim ecclesie Spirensi"[1143].  The Annales Spirenses record the burial of "pater suus [=episcopi Iohannis Spirensis] Wolframus comes" at Sunnesheim, specifying that he died after his son[1144].]  m ADELA, [illegitimate] daughter of Emperor HEINRICH III King of Germany & his [mistress ---] ([1045] or before-24 Sep, 1104 or before, bur Sunnesheim).  The Annales Spirenses name "Azela sorore Heinrici senioris [=Heinrici IV]" as wife of "Wolframi comitis Arduenne"[1145].  Her birth date range is estimtated on the assumption that the age of her son John is correct when he died as shown below.  Assuming that her paternity is correctly stated, her absence from other records and her comparatively obscure marriage suggest that she was illegitimate.  Emperor Heinrich IV, who would have been Adela's half-brother if the relationship is correctly stated above, made numerous donations to Speyer cathedral between 1091 and 1105, during the bishopric of Adela's son Johann.  However, in none of these is any blood relationship with the bishop directly mentioned by using words such as "consanguineus" or "propinquus".  Nevertheless, in the emperor's donation dated 21 Sep 1091 he calls Bishop Johann "fidele servicium carissimi", a phrase which appears more intimate than those usually seen in imperial donations to episcopacies and which could be consistent with family relationship[1146].  The necrology of Speyer records the death "VIII Kal Oct" of "Azela comitissa" and that "Iohannes Spir. epus" donated "Steinwilre" for her soul[1147].  The Annales Spirenses record the burial of "matrem [=episcope Iohannis Spirensis] Azelam" at Sunnesheim, implying that she died before her son[1148].  Graf Wolfram & his wife had four children: 

i)          ZEIZOLF [III] (-21 Aug [1091/99], bur Sunnesheim).  The Annales Spirenses name "episcopi Iohannis Spirensis" as brother of "Ceizolfus comes"[1149].  Graf im Kraichgau.  The Annales Spirenses record the burial of "fratrem [=episcope Iohannis Spirensis] Ceyzolfum comitem" at Sunnesheim, implying that he died before his brother[1150].  The necrology of Speyer records the death "XII Kal Sep" of "Ceizzolfus comes" and that "cuius frater Iohannes Spir. epus" donated "Steinwilre" for his soul[1151].  The date of his death and place of burial are established by the charter dated 6 Jan 1100 under which "Iohannes…Spirensis ecclesie presul" founded the abbey of Sunnesheim, naming "…fratris mei comitis Ceizzolfi ibidem sepulti…"[1152]m ---.  The name of Zeizolf's wife is not known.  Zeizolf & his wife had [two] children: 

(a)       ADELHEID von Enzberg (-11 Mar 1122, bur Kloster Sinsheim).  The Annales Spirenses name "Adilheidis comitissa filius Ceizolfus comes" as wife of "Heinricum palatinum in Tuwingen", specifying that she was childless[1153].  "Iohannes…Spirensis ecclesie presul" founded the abbey of Sunnesheim "in proprio allodio meo in pago Elezengowi in comitatu comitis Brunonis", with the support of "herede mea filia…fratris mei comitis Ceizzolfi ibidem sepulti dicta Adelheid", by charter dated 6 Jan 1100, which names "… Zeizolfi fratris mei, Adelheidis et Iudde filiarum predicti fratris mei"[1154].  The Annales Spirenses record that "Adilheydis comitissa" travelled to Rome after the death of her uncle Bishop Johann to request his absolution from Pope Pascal II for having supported Emperor Heinrich "in scismate", which was granted on payment of a fine[1155].  The necrology of Speyer records the death "V Id Apr" of "Adilheidis comitissa"[1156].  The Chronicle of Sinsheim records the death in 1122 of "comitissa Adelheidis…benefactrix huius ecclesie" and her burial in the church between "Frideradam amitam patris sui et Adelam, Mechtildem et alias consanguineas suas"[1157]m [firstly] HEINRICH Graf von Tübingen, son of --- (-before 1103).  [m secondly SIEGFRIED, son of --- (-after Oct 1104).  The Annales Spirenses record the burial of "Sifridus comes et sancta Adelheidis comitissa" at Sunnesheim, specifying that they died after Johann Bishop of Speyer[1158].  The relationship between Siegfried and the other members of this family is not specified.  However, the charter dated 6 Jan 1100 under which "Iohannes…Spirensis ecclesie presul" founded the abbey of Sunnesheim names "… Zeizolfi fratris mei, Adelheidis et Iudde filiarum predicti fratris mei"[1159].  It is therefore unlikely that Siegfried was the son of Graf Zeizolf.  The most likely explanation for his burial at Sunnesheim is that he was the second husband of Adelheid.] 

(b)       JUDITH (-after 6 Jan 1100).  "Iohannes…Spirensis ecclesie presul" founded the abbey of Sunnesheim by charter dated 6 Jan 1100, which names "…Zeizolfi fratris mei, Adelheidis et Iudde filiarum predicti fratris mei"[1160]

ii)         JOHANN ([1062/63]-26 Oct 1104, bur Sunnesheim).  The Annales Spirenses name "episcopi Iohannis Spirensis" as son of "Wolframi comitis Arduenne", specifying that he was "Sunnisheim archidiaconus" and that "Heinricus senior" installed "filio sororis sue" as Bishop of Speyer "dum esset puer[1161], although the latter description must be an exaggeration assuming that Johann's age at death is correct as stated in a later passage.  Bishop of Speyer 1090.  "Iohannes…Spirensis ecclesie presul" founded the abbey of Sunnesheim "in proprio allodio meo in pago Elezengowi in comitatu comitis Brunonis", with the support of "herede mea filia…fratris mei comitis Ceizzolfi ibidem sepulti dicta Adelheid", and donated property to the new foundation "in pago Elezengowi…in pago Cregowi, in pago Enzgowi in comitatu comitis Brunonis…in pago Hedenegowe in comitatu comite Godefridi…in pago Spirgowi in comitatu Spirensi episcopi…in pago Nachowi…[et] in pago Wormesfelt in comitatu comitis Emechonis", by charter dated 6 Jan 1100, which names "Wolframmi patris mei, Azele matris mea, Zeizolfi fratris mei, Adelheidis et Iudde filiarum predicti fratris mei"[1162].  The Annales Spirenses record the death of "episcopi Iohannis Spirensis" after 16 years in office, and his burial at Sunnesheim with his parents, specifying that he was 41 years old[1163].  The necrology of Speyer records the death "VII Kal Oct" of "Iohannes Spir. epus et Wolframus frater eius"[1164]

iii)        WOLFRAM (-1 Dec [1090/1104]).  The necrology of Speyer records the death "VII Kal Oct" of "Iohannes Spir. epus et Wolframus frater eius"[1165].  The necrology of Speyer records the death "Kal Dec" of "Wolframus comes" and that "Iohannes Spir. epus" donated "Steinwilre" for his soul[1166].  It is assumed that the latter entry relates to the brother of Bishop Johann not his father as another source, quoted above, indicates that the bishop predeceased his father. 

iv)       JUTTA (-2 Sep [1090/1104]).  The necrology of Speyer records the death "IV Non Sep" of "Iudda comitissa" and that "Iohannes Spir. epus" donated "Steinwilre" for her soul[1167]m ---. 

b)         [FRIDERADA (-bur Kloster Sinsheim).  The Chronicle of Sinsheim records the death in 1122 of "comitissa Adelheidis…benefactrix huius ecclesie" and her burial in the church between "Frideradam amitam patris sui et Adelam, Mechtildem et alias consanguineas suas"[1168].  It is assumed that "amita" should be interpreted as paternal aunt in this document, as she is not known among the maternal family of Graf Zeizolf [III].] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14.  HERREN von EPPSTEIN

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GOTTFRIED [I] von Eppstein (-[1220/19 Dec 1223]).  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" bought rights "in castris Eppenstein et Hoenberg" from "H. de Hagenowe consanguineo nostro" by charter dated 9 Aug 1192[1169]m --- von Wied, daughter of DIETRICH Graf von Wied & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 6 Dec 1263 under which "G. nobilis senior domnus de Eppinstein item G. filius eiusdem" confirmed the donation to Abtei Romersdorf made by "pie memorie domni Lotharii avunculi nostri quondam comitis de Widde"[1170].  Gottfried [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERHARD [II] von Eppstein (-after 28 Nov 1240).  A charter dated 19 Dec 1223 records the settlement of a dispute between Stift St Stephan and "Gerhardum et Godfridum fratres de Eppensteyn" about property at Josbach, Schlossborn and Hausen[1171].  "Sifridus sacri imperii per Germaniam Archi-Cancellarius, Arnoldus major prepositus Trevirensis, Bruno de Braunsberg, Thidericus de Isenburg, Godefridus et Grerardus de Eppenstein" reached agreement concerning the inheritance "ex matruum vel avunculorum nostrorum de Wieden, feodaque avunculi nostri Lotharii comitis de Wieden" by charter dated 21 Nov 1240[1172]m ---.  The name of Gerhard´s wife is not known.  Gerhard & his wife had two children: 

i)          GERHARD [III] von Eppstein (-1252).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   m ELISABETH von Nassau, daughter of HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mechtild van Gelre (-after 6 Jan 1295).  The charter dated 16 Dec 1255, which records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands, acknowledged a debt between "dominus Walramus" and "sorori sue domine E. relicte…G. de Eppinsten" and names "patre suo comite Henrico bone memorie"[1173].  A charter dated 19 Mar 1270 records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[1174].  Gerhard [III] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       GERHARD [IV] von Eppstein (-before 1269).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

(b)       ELISABETH von Eppstein (-1271, before 24 Mar, bur Kloster Lorsch).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 19 Mar 1270 which records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[1175]m as his first wife, EBERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [IV] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegunde --- (-24 Aug 1311, bur Kloster Eberbach). 

(c)       MECHTILD von Eppstein (-after Nov 1284).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 19 Mar 1270 which records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[1176].  "Mechtildis relicta quondam Bopponis comitis de Wertheim" sold property in Waldenhausen to Kloster Brombach, with the consent of "Wolfradi de Eberstein generi mei et filiarum mearum", by charter dated Jun 1283, witnessed by "Conradus de Eisteten dictus --- gener eius, Engelhardus dictus juxta cemiterium dictus Schollbrunne et dictus Cnappe gener eiusdeme…"[1177].  "Mathildis relicta quondam Bopponis comits de Wertheim" sold "curtem nostram in Bettenkeim" to the church of Aschaffenburg, with the consent of "Wolfradi de Eberstein generi nostri et Rudolfi comitis de Werthem sororii nostri" by charter dated Nov 1284[1178]m BOPPO [IV] Graf von Wertheim, son of BOPPO [III] Graf von Wertheim & his wife Kunigunde von Reineck (-before 30 Mar 1282). 

ii)         WERNER von Eppstein (-Aschaffenburg 2 Apr 1284, bur Mainz Cathedral).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1249. 

b)         SIEGFRIED von Eppstein (-Bingen 9 Mar 1249, bur Mainz Cathedral).  "Sifridus sacri imperii per Germaniam Archi-Cancellarius, Arnoldus major prepositus Trevirensis, Bruno de Braunsberg, Thidericus de Isenburg, Godefridus et Grerardus de Eppenstein" reached agreement concerning the inheritance "ex matruum vel avunculorum nostrorum de Wieden, feodaque avunculi nostri Lotharii comitis de Wieden" by charter dated 21 Nov 1240[1179]Archbishop of Mainz 1230. 

c)         GOTTFRIED [II] von Eppstein (-[15 Mar/30 Oct] 1278, bur Mainz St Stephan).  A charter dated 19 Dec 1223 records the settlement of a dispute between Stift St Stephan and "Gerhardum et Godfridum fratres de Eppensteyn" about property at Josbach, Schlossborn and Hausen[1180]

-        see below

2.         SIEGFRIED von Eppstein (-Erfurt 9 Sep 1230, bur Erfurt).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Archbishop of Mainz 1200. 

 

 

GOTTFRIED [II] von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Herr von Eppstein & his wife --- von Wied (-[15 Mar/30 Oct] 1278, bur Mainz St Stephan).  A charter dated 19 Dec 1223 records the settlement of a dispute between Stift St Stephan and "Gerhardum et Godfridum fratres de Eppensteyn" about property at Josbach, Schlossborn and Hausen[1181].  "Sifridus sacri imperii per Germaniam Archi-Cancellarius, Arnoldus major prepositus Trevirensis, Bruno de Braunsberg, Thidericus de Isenburg, Godefridus et Grerardus de Eppenstein" reached agreement concerning the inheritance "ex matruum vel avunculorum nostrorum de Wieden, feodaque avunculi nostri Lotharii comitis de Wieden" by charter dated 21 Nov 1240[1182].  “Godefridus de Eppinstein, Reinhardus de Hagenowe” presided over a hearing in Kesselstadt regarding a dispute involving Kloster Rossdorf by charter dated 22 Feb 1247[1183].  Herr von ½ Grafschaft Wied: "Otto…comes Palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" granted "cometiam vacantem…Wieden" to "domino Gotfrido…comiti de Eppinstein" by charter dated 10 Aug 1252[1184].  "G. nobilis senior domnus de Eppinstein item G. filius eiusdem" confirmed the donation to Abtei Romersdorf made by "pie memorie domni Lotharii avunculi nostri quondam comitis de Widde" by charter dated 6 Dec 1263[1185].  A charter dated 19 Mar 1270 records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[1186]

m ELISABETH von Isenburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg & his wife Irmengard ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 28 Oct 1263 under which "Gerlacus dominus de Lympurch" noted that "custodes seu uigiles in turri de Cleberg" swore hommage to "sororio nostro Godefrido domino de Eppinstein et Godefrido filio suo"[1187].  "Godefridus domnus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Kloster Marienrode, as proposed by "bone memorie Godefridus pater noster domnus de Eppenstein et Lysa eius uxor mater nostra", by charter dated Apr 1280[1188]

Gottfried [II] & his wife had two children:  

1.         GOTTFRIED [III] von Eppstein (-after 4 Sep 1294).  "G. nobilis senior domnus de Eppinstein item G. filius eiusdem" confirmed the donation to Abtei Romersdorf made by "pie memorie domni Lotharii avunculi nostri quondam comitis de Widde" by charter dated 6 Dec 1263[1189].  A charter dated 19 Mar 1270 records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[1190].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein junior" donated a serf to Kloster Alten-Münster in Mainz, with the consent of "Mechthildis nostre collateralis", by charter dated May 1277, in the presence of "Dni Godefridi patris nostri"[1191].  "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[1192].  "Godefridus domnus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Kloster Marienrode, as proposed by "bone memorie Godefridus pater noster domnus de Eppenstein et Lysa eius uxor mater nostra", by charter dated Apr 1280[1193].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Worms St Martinstift, with the consent of "generi nostri Rubini de Coverna, Syfridi filii nostri", for the souls of "parentum nostrorum Godefridi et Lyse et Mechtildis conjugis nostre", by charter dated 30 Nov 1281[1194].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" granted Schloß Braubach, with the consent of "Syfridi, Godefridi et Gerhardi filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 17 Oct 1283[1195]m firstly MECHTILD von Isenburg, daughter of BRUNO [II] von Isenburg Herr von ½ Grafschaft Wied & his wife --- (-[1 Sep 1279/28 Mar 1280]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Godefridus de Eppenstein junior" donated a serf to Kloster Alten-Münster in Mainz, with the consent of "Mechthildis nostre collateralis", by charter dated May 1277, in the presence of "Dni Godefridi patris nostri"[1196].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Worms St Martinstift, with the consent of "generi nostri Rubini de Coverna, Syfridi filii nostri", for the souls of "parentum nostrorum Godefridi et Lyse et Mechtildis conjugis nostre", by charter dated 30 Nov 1281[1197]m secondly as her first husband, SETZELE, daughter of HEINRICH Fleming & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified.   She married secondly Konrad von Sulzbach.  Gottfried [III] & his first wife had five children: 

a)         SIEGFRIED von Eppstein (-after 1306).  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Worms St Martinstift, with the consent of "generi nostri Rubini de Coverna, Syfridi filii nostri", for the souls of "parentum nostrorum Godefridi et Lyse et Mechtildis conjugis nostre", by charter dated 30 Nov 1281[1198].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" granted Schloß Braubach, with the consent of "Syfridi, Godefridi et Gerhardi filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 17 Oct 1283[1199].  "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[1200]m ISENGARD von Falkenstein, daughter of WERNER von Falkenstein Herr von Münzenberg & his wife Mechtild von Diez (-after 24 Aug 1304).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[1201].  Siegfried & his wife had one child: 

i)          GOTTFRIED [IV] von Eppstein (-[9 Nov 1341/3 Jun 1342]).  "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[1202]

-         HERREN von EPPSTEIN[1203]

b)         ELISABETH von Eppstein (-after 1320).  The marriage contract between "Godfridus de Eppinstein" and "Fridericus de Coverna et Novi Castri dominus…et uxoris mee Irmengardis" for the marriage of "pueros nostros Robinum et Lysam…seniori filia mea" is dated [end-May/early Jun] 1272, and names "Godefridus de Eppinstein…fideiussores…Gerhardus frater meus archidiaconus Treverensis…"[1204].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Worms St Martinstift, with the consent of "generi nostri Rubini de Coverna, Syfridi filii nostri", for the souls of "parentum nostrorum Godefridi et Lyse et Mechtildis conjugis nostre", by charter dated 30 Nov 1281[1205]m (contract [end-May/early Jun] 1272) RUBIN von Covern, son of FRIEDRICH von Covern & his wife Irmengard --- (-1302). 

c)         GOTTFRIED (-8 Oct 1329).  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" granted Schloß Braubach, with the consent of "Syfridi, Godefridi et Gerhardi filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 17 Oct 1283[1206]

d)         GERHARD [V] von Eppstein (-after 1294).  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" granted Schloß Braubach, with the consent of "Syfridi, Godefridi et Gerhardi filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 17 Oct 1283[1207]m ([1 Dec 1294]) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Hessen, widow of WILHELM Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen [later Fürst] & his second wife Mechtild von Kleve ([1276]-after 6 Jul 1306).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified. 

e)         MECHTILD von Eppstein (-before 1303).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (before 13 Mar 1287) as his first wife, PHILIPP [III] von Falkenstein, son of WERNER von Falkenstein & his wife Mechtild von Diez (-after 2 Apr 1322). 

2.         GERHARD von Eppstein (-25 Feb 1305, bur Mainz Cathedral).  The marriage contract between "Godfridus de Eppinstein" and "Fridericus de Coverna et Novi Castri dominus…et uxoris mee Irmengardis" for the marriage of "pueros nostros Robinum et Lysam…seniori filia mea" is dated [end-May/early Jun] 1272, and names "Godefridus de Eppinstein…fideiussores…Gerhardus frater meus archidiaconus Treverensis…"[1208].  Archdeacon of Trier.  "Gerhardus de Eppstein…archidiaconus Trevirensis…" confirmed a sale of property in Klingelbach to Kloster Bleidenstadt by charter dated 11 Jan 1276[1209]Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1289.  Gerhard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that "Ulricus et Philippus fratres domini de Valckenstein consanguinei nostri" exchanged property with "Katherine relicti Wernheri quondam dicti Rode de Rudinsheim" by charter dated 4 Jul 1299[1210]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15.  GRAFEN von GIECH

 

 

1.         REGINBODOGraf von Giechm ---.  Reginbodo & his wife had one child: 

a)         KUNIZA von Giech (-13 Apr ----).  A charter dated 1142 records that "Chuniza, comitis Reginbodonis filia" was divorced from "comite Boppone de Blassenberch", witnessed by "comes Wolramus de Wertheim"[1211].  A charter dated 1149 records an agreement between Eberhard Bishop of Bamberg and "Bopponem filium comitis Perchtolfi de Blassenberg" concerning "castrum…Gichburg" obtained from "comitis Regenbodonis a relicta comitis Cunizza per manus Wolframi comitis de Wertheim et Friderici comitis de Bichelingen, qui prefate matrone ex cognatione paterna et materna foremundi erant", naming "[comes Boppo]…cum filio suo Heinrico, quem ei Cunizza ante divortium genuerat…frater eius Bertolfus"[1212]m (before 1139, divorced 1142) POPPO [I] Graf von Andechs, son of BERTOLD [I] Graf von Andechs & his first wife Sophia of Istria (-Constantinople 11 Dec 1148).  Graf von Plessenburg 1142. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16.  GRAFEN von GLEIBERG

 

 

Primary sources show close family connections between the family of the Comtes de Luxembourg and the county of Gleiberg.  The earliest reference to Gleiberg linked to the Luxembourg family is the Genealogia Welforum which records "Salice---de Glizperch Imizam nomine, Heinrici Noricorum ducis sororem et Friderici ducis Lotharingorum et Alberonis Metensis episcopi" as wife of Welf [II] Graf von Altdorf[1213].  The passage shows that “Imizam” was the sister of the three Luxembourg brothers.  However, the phrase “Salice...de Glizperch” is curious.  The Luxembourg family was clearly Lotharingian, not “Salice” (which presumably indicates a Franconian connection).  In addition, “de Glizperch” suggests a different family connection.  It has generally been assumed that the wife of Graf Welf [II] was a member of the Luxembourg family.  However, another possibility (which would better explain the “Salice...de Glizperch” phrase) is that she was born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage of her mother and was only half-sister of the Luxembourg brothers.  Another Luxembourg/Gleiberg connection is shown by the Casus Monasterii Petrihusensis which records the appointment as [anti] king in 1081 of “Herimannum...genere Francum de Glicberg[1214].  King Hermann is generally identified as Hermann son of Giselbert Comte [de Luxembourg].  However, the phrase “de genere Francum de Glicberg” is also difficult to reconcile with the Lotharingian Luxembourg family and could be better explaned if the king belonged to the Gleiberg not the Luxembourg family.  Another factor which indicates that the two families may have been separate is that no primary source has been identified which records any of the heads of the Luxembourg family as “Graf von Gleiberg”.  While it is possible that Gleiberg passed to a younger sibling of the family, this is not an entirely satisfactory explanation for the passages quoted above.  As can be seen below, references to Hermann Graf von Gleiberg have been found between [1064] and 1075: A third possibility is that the Gleiberg family was related to the Luxembourg counts more remotely, maybe through the maternal side of the family.  This is suggested by the extended chronology associated with Heinrich Duke of Bavaria and his nine siblings, which ranges from the marriage of the oldest sister dated to [1012] to the death of (presumably) the youngest in 1100.  This lengthy time-frame suggests that they may not have all shared the same parents: if the “Gleiberg” group were either children of a different mother, or even of a different father, this could also explain why the heads of the Luxembourg family are not recorded with the Gleiberg title. 

 

Few later references have been found to Gleiberg and its castle.  The Annalista Saxo records that “Heinricus filius inperatoris” captured “Glizberh castrum” in 1103[1215]

 

 

1.         [--- von Gleiberg (-[before 1000]).  The existence of this person, and the possibility of his marriage, is highly speculative (as explained below) but it would provide one explanation for the close relationship which evidently existed between the Luxembourg and Gleiberg families.  m [as her first husband,] --- [von Hammerstein], daughter of HERIBERT Graf im Kinziggau Pfalzgraf [Konradiner] & his wife Imiza [Irmintrudis] --- ([970/85]-).  The parentage of the wife of Graf Friedrich is suggested by the Vita Adelheidis which names "Irminthrudis, Alverad [et] Berthrada" as the three sisters of Adelheid, and daughters of "Megengoz" and his wife, specifying that Irminthrudis was grandmother of [three of the sons of Graf Friedrich, shown below] "Heinrici magnifici ducis et Adhelberonis Metensis episcopi, Friderici ducis"[1216].  The possibility of this person´s earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage is suggested by the Genealogia Welforum which names [this person´s daughter] "Salice---de Glizperch Imizam nomine, Heinrici Noricorum ducis sororem et Friderici ducis Lotharingorum et Alberonis Metensis episcopi" as wife of Welf [II] Graf von Altdorf (see below)[1217].  The reference to “Glizperch” represents the earliest indication of a relationship between the Luxembourg family and the Grafen von Gleiberg (see the document FRANCONIA NOBILITY).  One possibility is that the wife of Graf Friedrich was heiress of Gleiberg.  However, Irmtrud/Imiza is the only one of the siblings shown below in relation to whom a reference to Gleiberg has been found.  This raises the interesting possibility that Irmtrud/Imiza, while sharing the same mother as the three brothers named in the Genealogia Welforum, may have been born from a different father who presumably held Gleiberg.  It should be emphasised that this suggestion is highly speculative.  Another indication of a Gleiberg/Luxembourg family connection is provided by Bernold´s Chronicon which records in 1059 that “Fridericus et fratres eius de Glichberga” rebelled against “Heinrico regi[1218].  It is not known which of Friedrich´s brothers may have been “von Gleiberg”.  She married [secondly] Friedrich Graf im Moselgau.]  [Possible children]: 

a)         [--- .  Graf von Gleiberg.  In line with the speculation, discussed above, concerning the existence of the above person and his possible marriage, the later Grafen von Gleiberg would have descended from the couple´s son.  The hypothesis finds some support from a passage in Bernold´s Chronicon which records in 1059 that “Fridericus et fratres eius de Glichberga” rebelled against “Heinrico regi[1219].  “Fridericus” is identified as Friedrich [de Luxembourg] Duke of Lower Lotharingia.  The reference to his brothers as “de Glichberga” makes more sense if they were “Gleiberg” not “Luxembourg” and were Friedrich´s half-brothers.  If that is correct, it is possible that they could be identified as Hermann and Dietrich (who are named together, without any reference to the generally recognised “Luxembourg” brothers, by Heinrich de Luxembourg Duke of Bavaria in a charter dated 13 Nov 1045).] 

b)         [IRMTRUD [Imiza] (-after 2 Aug 1055, bur Altomünster).  The Genealogia Welforum names "Salice---de Glizperch Imizam nomine, Heinrici Noricorum ducis sororem et Friderici ducis Lotharingorum et Alberonis Metensis episcopi" as wife of Welf, specifying that her dowry was "villam Moringen et Elisinam curtem in Longobardia"[1220].  The possibility of her “Gleiberg”, as opposed to “Luxembourg”, origin is discussed above.  Jordan suggests that the land in Lombardy was probably near Este[1221].  A codex of Kloster Weingarten records that "dux Welfo…cum uxore sua Irmindrude…de Glizberc" transferred Kloster Altorf "super montem"[1222].  The estimated date of her marriage suggests that Irmtrud was one of her parents´ older children.  m ([1015]) WELF [II] Graf von Altdorf, son of RUDOLF Graf von Altdorf & his wife Ita von Öhningen [Konradiner] (-10 Mar 1030, bur Altdorf).]

 

 

Four brothers.  Their connection with the Gleiberg family is indicated by the Casus Monasterii Petrihusensis which records the appointment of [the son of presumably the oldest brother] “Herimannum...genere Francum de Glicberg” as king of Germany in 1081[1223].  If this speculation is correct, the chronology would indicate that these brothers were grandsons of --- von Gleiberg (-[before 1100]) who is shown above.  Another possibility is that they were sons of an otherwise unrecorded daughter of that person.  It is not certain that all four brothers shared the same father.  In particular, the different name of “Heinrich von Laach” may indicate that he was uterine brother of the Gleiberg brothers(s).  Heinrich would also have been considerably younger than his brother who was the father of King Hermann.  If that speculation is correct, there is no indication of the identity of Heinrich´s father nor whether the brother Poppo Bishop of Metz was his full brother or half-brother. 

1.         --- .  The family of this person is indicated by the Chronicon of Marianus Scottus which records the election of [his son] “Cuonradi fratrem Herimannum, Heinrici de Lacha fratris filium” as king of Germany[1224].  Considering the chronology of the family members, it is likely that this person was much older than his brother Heinrich von Laach.  m [as her first husband,] ---, daughter of ---.  She may have married secondly Giselbert Graf von Salm [Luxembourg].  Her two marriages are suggested by the Chronicon of Marianus Scottus which records the election of [her son by her first marriage] “Cuonradi fratrem Herimannum, Heinrici de Lacha fratris filium” as king of Germany[1225].  As noted below, this interpretation (by which Conrad Comte [de Luxembourg] and Hermann [anti] King of Germany would have been uterine brothers not full brothers) provides one means of reconciling the two statements in this source.  In addition, if this hypothesis is correct, this person (whose parentage is unidentified) could have been heiress of Salm, which passed firstly to her second husband during their marriage and secondly, after his death, to her son by her first husband.  It should be noted that Gade also speculated that Giselbert obtained Salm through his marriage[1226].  The family relationship between King Hermann and Conrad Comte de Luxembourg is also indicated by the Chronicon of Bernold which records the death in 1086 of "Chonradus comes, frater Heremanni regis" while on pilgrimage to Jerusalem[1227].  Two children: 

a)         HERMANN ([1040/55]-killed in battle 28 Sep 1088, bur Metz).  He was elected HERMANN [anti] King of Germany in 1081.  Bruno´s De Bello Saxonico records the election of “Herimannum regem”, dated to early 1081 from the context[1228].  Two sources have been identified which indicate the family origin of Hermann [anti] King of Germany.  The Chronicon of Marianus Scottus records the election by “Suevi in autumno” of “Cuonradi fratrem Herimannum, Heinrici de Lacha fratris filium” to replace “Rodulfo” as king and his installation “in nativitate Domini in Saxonia[1229], and the Casus Monasterii Petrihusensis records the appointment of “Herimannum...genere Francum de Glicberg” as king in 1081[1230].  Hermann is widely called “Graf von Salm” in various modern secondary sources and shown as the son of Giselbert Comte [de Luxembourg].  However, reconciling the two sources quoted above suggests that this normally accepted family origin should be reconsidered for two reasons.  Firstly, looking at the Chronicon, if King Hermann shared both parents with Conrad Comte [de Luxembourg], how could he also have been the son of the brother of Heinrich von Laach?  Secondly, looking at the Casus, how could King Hermann be “genere Francum [indicating Franconia] de Glicberg” if he was an agnatic member of the Lotharingian Luxembourg family?  Assuming that all this speculation is correct, it is possible that King Hermann was the same person as Hermann Graf von Gleiberg who is shown below.  One factor which points against this hypothesis is that the father of the two sons Hermann and Dietrich is referred to as “comitis” not “regis” in the 1095 charter which they subscribed.  It should be noted that the theory of Hermann´s supposed Franconian origin is contradicted by Burchard´s History of St Gallen which records that "Hermannus...Rex" retired “in nativam terram suam Lotoringiam” where he died[1231].  Sigebert´s Chronicle records that "Hermannus rex" retired “Lotoringiam” and was killed by stones falling from a castle wall which he approached too closely[1232]

-        GRAFEN von SALM

b)         daughter .  The Annalista Saxo records "sororis Herimanni regis" as mother of "Theodericus", but does not name her husband[1233]m ---, son of ---. 

2.         DIETRICH (-[1075]).  Graf.  Vogt of St Maximin at Trier.  "Theoderici comitis, Henrici fratris eius…" subscribed the charter dated 29 Jan 1068 under which Udo Archbishop of Trier donated property to St Simeon[1234]

3.         HEINRICH von Laach (-12 Apr 1095).  His family connection is indicated by the Chronicon of Marianus Scottus which records the election of [his brother´s son] “Cuonradi fratrem Herimannum, Heinrici de Lacha fratris filium” as king of Germany (see above)[1235].  "Theoderici comitis, Henrici fratris eius…" subscribed the charter dated 29 Jan 1068 under which Udo Archbishop of Trier donated property to St Simeon[1236].  Graf von Laach.  HEINRICH Pfalzgraf von Lothringen 1085.  "Heinricus comes de Lacho" was one of the witnesses to the charter dated 1087 under which "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed a donation of property "in Traiecto quam comes Gerardus de Wassenbergen invaserat" to St Servatius, Maastricht[1237], although he was not referred to in this document as "comes palatinus".  "Heinricus…comes palatinus Rheni et dominus de Lacu…uxore mei Adleide" founded the abbey of Laach by charter dated 1093 subscribed by "Sygefridus privignus meus…"[1238].  The Chronicon of Mariano Scotti records the death in 1095 of "Heinricus palatinus comes"[1239].  [m firstly ---.  No direct evidence has been found of this supposed first marriage.  However, assuming that the reconstruction of this family is correctly shown in the present document, the chronology suggests that Heinrich´s known marriage to Adelheid von Weimar is unlikely to have been his only marriage.]  m [secondly] ([1089]) as her third husband, ADELHEID von Weimar heiress of Orlamünde, widow firstly of ADALBERT II Graf von Ballenstedt, secondly of HERMANN Pfalzgraf von Lotharingen [Ezzonen], daughter of OTTO Graf von Weimar Markgraf of Meissen & his wife Adela de Louvain ([1060/65]-28 Mar 1100).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Odam, Cunigundam, Adelheidam" as the three daughters of Markgraf Otto & his wife, specifying that Adelheid married "Adalberto comiti de Ballenstide"[1240].  In a later passage, the Annalista Saxo records the death of "Adhela sive Adelheit palatine" in 1100 en route to Rome, repeating her parentage[1241].  No other primary source has so far been identified which confirms her second and third marriages.  Heiress of Orlamünde. 

4.         POPPO (-1103 or after).  The Chronicon Hugonis names "clericum Trevirensem Popponem, fratrem Heinrici comitis palatini" when recording his installation as Bishop of Metz[1242]Bishop of Metz 1092.  The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium records the succession of “ex ecclesia Treverensi domnum Poponem[1243]

 

 

1.         HERMANN ([1030/40]-after 1075)Graf von Gleiberg.  Anno Archbishop of Köln founded Siegburg abbey by charter dated to [1064] which records that "Gulesa et Bettendorf" [Güls and Bendorf] were “in manum Herimanni comitis de Glizberc” [presumably indicating that Graf Hermann had been granted the two properties by the abbey][1244].  “...Hermann von Glizberg...” witnessed a charter of Sifrid Archbishop of Mainz dated 4 Nov 1070[1245].  The Annales of Lampert of Hersfeld record that “Herimannus comes de Glizberg” led one flank of the army of Heinrich IV King of Germany against the Saxons at Homburg in 1075[1246].  As noted above, it is possible that Hermann Graf von Gleiberg was the same person as Hermann [von Salm] who was elected Hermann King of Germany in 1081.  One factor which points against this hypothesis is that the father of his two sons Hermann and Dietrich is referred to as “comitis” not “regis” in the 1095 charter which is quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Hermann´s wife is not known.  Hermann & his wife had two children: 

a)         HERMANN (-after 1095).  “Heinricus comes Coenradi piæ memoriæ comitis filius” swore to defend the church of Echternach by charter dated 1095, subscribed by “Heinricus palatinus, Herimannus Herimanni comitis filius et frater eius Theodericus…[1247]same person as...?  HERMANN [II] von Salm ([1075/80]-[1135]).  For consistency with the possibility that Hermann Graf von Gleiberg may have been the same person as Hermann [von Salm] [anti] King of Germany, the son of Graf Hermann could have been the same person as Hermann [II] Graf von Salm.  If that is correct, Gleiberg would have passed to a junior member of the Gleiberg family, maybe ancestor of the two Grafen von Gleiberg who are shown below. 

b)         DIETRICH (-after 1095).  “Heinricus comes Coenradi piæ memoriæ comitis filius” swore to defend the church of Echternach by charter dated 1095, subscribed by “Heinricus palatinus, Herimannus Herimanni comitis filius et frater eius Theodericus…[1248]

 

 

Two probable brothers.  From a chronological point of view, they could have been the same persons as Hermann and Dietrich who are shown above: 

1.         [--- von Gleiberg .]  The charter dated 1141 quoted below shows that Otto and Wilhelm Grafen von Gleiberg were "consanguinea".  The precise relationship is not known.  They are shown in the present document for presentation purposes as possible first cousins, but this is only one of the possibilities.  m --- .  [One child:] 

a)         [OTTO (-after 1162)Graf von Gleiberg 1141/62.  Otto is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the son of Conrad II Comte de Luxembourg, and therefore the great-grandson of Conrad I Comte de Luxembourg and his [second] wife Clementia[1249].  That hypothesis is presumably based on the following two documents: firstly, "Clementia comitissa de Glizberg cum meis nepotibus Ottone et Wilhelmo" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, with the consent of "domne Gertrudis palatine…[et] Adela filia eiusdem palatine", by charter dated 1141[1250]; secondly, "Wilhelmus et Otto comites de Glizperch, consanguinei" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, by "domna Clementia quondam in Glizpurch comitissa, consanguinea nostra", by charter dated 1141[1251].  These two documents show that Otto and Wilhelm Grafen von Gleiberg were not brothers but related more distantly ("consanguinei"), maybe first or second cousins.  The documents also show that they were related to Clementia, widow of Conrad I Comte de Luxembourg ("consanguinea nostra").  The reconstruction shown in Europäische Stammtafeln assumes that "nepotibus" in the first document should be interpreted as "grandchildren".  However, it is not at all clear that this interpretation can be correct.  If it was, why would they describe Clementia in the second document using the imprecise term "consanguinea" when she would have been, respectively, their great-grandmother and grandmother?  An alternative possibility is therefore that Otto and Wilhelm were not members of the Luxembourg family at all but were related to Clementia through her own family (or the family of another of her husbands, see below), assuming that "nepotibus" should be interpreted as "nephews".  This hypothesis would also explain why the county of Luxembourg was not inherited by any member of this "Gleiberg" family on the death of Comte Conrad II, but passed to Conrad´s paternal aunt Ermensende.  Wyss cites a 15th century translation of property records of Gottfried [II] Graf von Eppstein (1189/1220) which records “von grafe Otthen von Gliperg. Item von dem grafen von Sliperg eyn hoff in Kene[1252].] 

2.         [--- von Gleiberg .]  They are shown in the present document for presentation purposes as possible first cousins, but this is only one of the possibilities.  m --- .  [One child:] 

a)         [WILHELM (-after 1158)Graf von Gleiberg.  Wilhelm is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the son of Conrad II Comte de Luxembourg, and therefore the grandson of Conrad I Comte de Luxembourg and his [second] wife Clementia von Gleiberg[1253].  That hypothesis is presumably based on the following two documents: firstly, "Clementia comitissa de Glizberg cum meis nepotibus Ottone et Wilhelmo" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, with the consent of "domne Gertrudis palatine…[et] Adela filia eiusdem palatine", by charter dated 1141[1254]; secondly, "Wilhelmus et Otto comites de Glizperch, consanguinei" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, by "domna Clementia quondam in Glizpurch comitissa, consanguinea nostra", by charter dated 1141[1255].  These two documents show that Otto and Wilhelm Grafen von Gleiberg were not brothers but related more distantly ("consanguinei"), maybe first or second cousins.  The documents also show that they were related to Clementia, widow of Conrad I Comte de Luxembourg ("consanguinea nostra").  The reconstruction shown in Europäische Stammtafeln assumes that "nepotibus" in the first document should be interpreted as "grandchildren".  However, it is not at all clear that this interpretation can be correct.  If it was, why would they describe Clementia in the second document using the imprecise term "consanguinea" when she would have been, respectively, their great-grandmother and grandmother?  An alternative possibility is therefore that Otto and Wilhelm were not members of the Luxembourg family at all but were related to Clementia through her own family (or the family of another of her husbands, see below), assuming that "nepotibus" should be interpreted as "nephews".  This alternative would also explain why the county of Luxembourg was not inherited by any member of this "Gleiberg" family on the death of Comte Conrad II, but passed to Conrad´s paternal aunt Ermensende.  "Wilhelmus comes de Glizberg…et uxor mea Salome" donated "Westerwalt" to the church of "Aldinburg…iuxta Arnsburg" by charter dated [1150/59][1256].  The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Wilhelmus comes de Glizberg…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[1257].  1131/58.]  m SALOME, daughter of --- (-after 1206).  "Wilhelmus comes de Glizberg…et uxor mea Salome" donated "Westerwalt" to the church of "Aldinburg…iuxta Arnsburg" by charter dated [1150/59][1258].  An indication of her family origin is provided by the charter dated 1206 under which "Domini de Metricha…Henricus comes de Nassowe et nepos suus Walramus, Anselmus de Moluisberg, Solomena…matrona cum filia sui Metildi et genero suo Rodulpho Palatino comite de Tuingen, Hermannus etiam miles eiusdem loci indigena" donated "terram…super ripam Mosellæ in loco…Rore" to Himmenrode monastery, with the consent of "hæredes eorum…prefatus Rodulphus Palatinus comes de Tuingen et filii sui Hugo, Rodolphus et Wilhelmus, Henricus junior comes de Sayne, Robertus et Henricus filii prædicti Walrami comitis de Nassowe, Everhardus bourchgravius de Arberg et uxor sua Adeleidis de Moluisberg"[1259].  The precise family relationship between all the parties named in this document has not yet been traced.  Graf Wilhelm & his wife had two children: 

i)          WILHELM von Gleiberg .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1148/[1155]. 

ii)         MECHTILD von Gleiberg (-12 Jan after 1203).  "Domini de Metricha…Henricus comes de Nassowe et nepos suus Walramus, Anselmus de Moluisberg, Solomena…matrona cum filia sui Metildi et genero suo Rodulpho Palatino comite de Tuingen, Hermannus etiam miles eiusdem loci indigena" donated "terram…super ripam Mosellæ in loco…Rore" to Himmenrode monastery, with the consent of "hæredes eorum…prefatus Rodulphus Palatinus comes de Tuingen et filii sui Hugo, Rodolphus et Wilhelmus, Henricus junior comes de Sayne, Robertus et Henricus filii prædicti Walrami comitis de Nassowe, Everhardus bourchgravius de Arberg et uxor sua Adeleidis de Moluisberg", by charter dated 1206[1260].  Gräfin von Giessen.  m (before 30 Jul 1181) RUDOLF [I] Pfalzgraf von Tübingen, son of HUGO [IV] Pfalzgraf von Tübingen & his wife Elisabeth von Bregenz (-1219 after 1 Apr). 

 

 

The following person is frequently described in modern secondary sources as “von Gleiberg”, but as discussed below it is possible that she married, as one of her husbands, a “Graf von Gleiberg” (maybe the uncle or great-uncle of Otto and Wilhelm Grafen von Gleiberg who are named above) and that she was not herself born into the Gleiberg family. 

 

1.         CLEMENTIA (-after 1141).  Her [first] marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 7 Jul 1083 under which "Conradus comes" founded the Benedictine abbey of Münster [Altmünster] in Luxembourg, with the consent of "uxore mea Clementia cum filiis et filiabus nostris"[1261].  "Conradus cum uxore mea Clementia" founded the abbey of Münster at Luxembourg, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Conradi et Wilhelmo", by charter dated 1080[1262].  Meginher Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Schiffenberg by "Clementia…comitissa" with the consent of "filii sui Willehelmi et filie Irmesindis" by charter dated 17 Jun 1129[1263].  Her supposed [second/third] marriage is confirmed by a second version of the 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", with the consent of "palatine comitisse Gertrudis" [identified as Gertrud von Northeim, widow of Siegfried Graf von Orlamünde, Pfalzgrafen von Lothringen, and wife of Otto von Salm Graf von Rheineck, presumably a relative whose family relationship has not been traced, although see below for some speculation about this] to whom one fourth part of the property belonged[1264].  Szabolcs de Vajay dismisses this supposed [second/third] marriage, considering that this second Schiffenberg document is a falsification[1265].  However, the language of the document is not obviously anachronistic, the only surprising element being the large number of witnesses.  The doubts surrounding the authenticity of these documents is discussed at length by Wyss[1266].  "Clementia comitissa de Glizberg cum meis nepotibus Ottone et Wilhelmo" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, with the consent of "domne Gertrudis palatine…[et] Adela filia eiusdem palatine", by charter dated 1141[1267].  The documents relating to Clementia´s supposed [second/third] marriage also suggest a possible [second] marriage, because of the two references to her as “comitissa de Glizberc”.  No primary source document has yet been identified in which Clementia´s [first] husband is described as “Graf von Gleiberg”.  Nor has any record been found of the county of Gleiberg being held by her son by this [first] marriage, Guillaume [I] Comte de Luxembourg, nor by Guillaume´s son Conrad [II] Comte de Luxembourg.  One possible explanation is that Clementia was not in fact heiress of Gleiberg, although she is often described as such in contemporary secondary sources, and that she was accorded the title in the 1129 and 1141 as the widow of an otherwise unidentified “Graf von Gleiberg” whom she married after the death of Conrad [I] Comte de Luxembourg.  If that is correct, this shadowy [second] husband may have been the uncle or great-uncle of the cousins Otto and Wilhelm who are named above and who would have inherited the title after his death.  If Clementia was dowager countess of Gleiberg, maybe continuing to hold part of the county as dower from her [second] husband, this would explain the necessity of her acting jointly with her nephews in the 1129 and 1141 documents.  If all this speculation is correct, the consent given in the joint interest in the property in question held by Gertrud von Northeim and her daughter may provide an indication of the family origin of Clementia herself: maybe she was Gertrud´s maternal aunt, a member of the Braunschweig family?  [firstly] [as his first wife,] CONRAD [I] Comte [de Luxembourg], son of GISELBERT Graf von Salm, Comte [de Luxembourg] & his wife --- (-in Palestine 8 Aug 1086, bur Luxembourg Münster Abbey).  [m [secondly] --- Graf von Gleiberg, son of ---.]  [m [secondly/thirdly] [as his second wife,] GERHARD [I] Graaf van Gelre, son of DIETRICH "Flamens" Graf [von Wassenberg] & his wife --- (-before 9 Apr 1138).]  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 17.  HERREN von HOHENLOHE

 

 

A.      HERREN von WEIKERSHEIM, HERREN von HOHENLOHE

 

 

Hohenlohe was located in the south-east of the German sub-province of Eastern Franconia, adjoining the duchies of Swabia and Bavaria.  It lay in the area of the ancient pagus of Sualafeld, although the pagi had ceased to hold much administrative significance by the mid-12th century when the Hohenlohe family first emerges from the primary sources.  Ecclesiastically, it was within the jurisdiction of the bishopric of Würzburg and the early charters suggest that the bishop was suzerain of the family´s territories.  The early history of the family can be reconstructed from charters which were collected in the late 19th century by Weller[1268].  The family was first called by the name of the town of Weikersheim.  The reference to Hohenlohe, a castle close to the town of Uffenheim, first appears in a charter dated 1170.  No indication has been found of the previous origin of the brothers Konrad and Heinrich von Weikersheim, who are first named in a charter dated 1153.  Their names were too common in early 12th century Germany to render useful any speculation about possible family links to earlier comital families.  The Hohenlohe territories were near to the county of Wertheim, with which a connection is possible but unprovable.  Little information can be gleaned from the charters dated between the mid-12th and early 13th centuries, references being limited to participation as witnesses for the bishops of Würzburg, dukes of Swabia, and Grafen von Wertheim.  The family´s subsequent rise to prominence in the early 13th century can be traced to their links with the Order of Teutonic Knights, to the patronage of Emperor Friedrich II, and to two fortunate marriages as a result of which it expanded its property base. 

 

The family´s first connection with the Teutonic Knights is noted in 1215, followed closely be the entry of Andreas von Hohenlohe into the Order in 1219.  His half-brothers Heinrich and Friedrich, although barely out of childhood, became knights in the following year and Heinrich quickly rose to prominence in the Order, being appointed preceptor and in 1243 Grand Master.  The donations to the Order by the Hohenlohe brothers on their enrollment were confirmed by the bishop of Würzburg and by Friedrich II King of Germany, before his coronation as emperor in late 1220.  From 1224 until the end of his reign, the two brothers Gottfried and Konrad von Hohenlohe were frequently named in the emperor´s charters.  Konrad was appointed by the emperor as Conte di Molise in southern Italy in late 1229, and throughout the first half of the decade of the 1230s both brothers are referred to in imperial charters as Conti di Romagna.  Both brothers inherited considerable properties through their marriages into the Bochsberg and Büdingen families, and in the latter 13th and early 14th centuries marriages were arranged between members of the Hohenlohe family and many of prominent comital families in southern Germany.  By 1277, Ludwig II Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf am Rhein was suzerain of the Herren von Hohenlohe, as shown by a charter dated 29 Apr 1277[1269]

 

 

1.         KONRAD von Weikersheim (-[1170/71]).  "…Cunradus et frater eius de Wikartesheim, Heinricus…" witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Gebhard Bishop of Würzburg confirmed a donation to Kloster Tückelhausen[1270].  "…Cunradus de Wichartesheim et duo filii eius Cunradus et Heinricus…" witnessed the charter dated 1166 under which Friedrich Duke of Swabia exchanged serfs with Kloster Lorch[1271].  "…Conradus de Wichartesheim…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Herold Bishop of Würzburg exchanged property with "dem Kleriker Tuto"[1272].  "…Conradus de Wicharteshein et filii eius Heinricus Adelbertus…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Herold Bishop of Würzburg granted property to "Cunradus vicecomes de Nuremberc"[1273]m ---.  The name of Konrad´s wife is not known.  Konrad & his wife had three children: 

a)         KONRAD von Weikersheim (-after 1182).  "…Cunradus de Wichartesheim et duo filii eius Cunradus et Heinricus…" witnessed the charter dated 1166 under which Friedrich Duke of Swabia exchanged serfs with Kloster Lorch[1274].  "…Cunradus de Wicharteshein et fratres eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1171 under which Herold Bishop of Würzburg donated the church of Vieringen to Kloster Schönthal[1275].  Reinhard Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the foundation of a church at Reichartsroth by "Albertus de Hohenloch" by charter dated 1182, witnessed by "…Conradus de Wickartesheim et frater suus Henricus de Hohenloch…"[1276].  "…Cunradus de Wichardesheym…" witnessed the charter dated 1183 under which Boppo Graf von Wertheim granted customs privileges to Kloster Altenberg[1277]

b)         HEINRICH von Hohenlohe (-after 27 Sep 1207).  "…Cunradus de Wichartesheim et duo filii eius Cunradus et Heinricus…" witnessed the charter dated 1166 under which Friedrich Duke of Swabia exchanged serfs with Kloster Lorch[1278].  "…Conradus de Wicharteshein et filii eius Heinricus Adelbertus…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Herold Bishop of Würzburg granted property to "Cunradus vicecomes de Nuremberc"[1279].  Reinhard Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the foundation of a church at Reichartsroth by "Albertus de Hohenloch" by charter dated 1182, witnessed by "…Conradus de Wickartesheim et frater suus Henricus de Hohenloch…"[1280]

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c)         ADALBERT von Hohenlohe (-[1209/16]).  "…Conradus de Wicharteshein et filii eius Heinricus Adelbertus…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Herold Bishop of Würzburg granted property to "Cunradus vicecomes de Nuremberc"[1281].  "…Adelberto de Hohenloch…" witnessed the charter dated 1178 under which Reinhard Bishop of Würzburg confirmed property of Kloster Bronnbach[1282].  Reinhard Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the foundation of a church at Reichartsroth by "Albertus de Hohenloch" by charter dated 1182, witnessed by "…Conradus de Wickartesheim et frater suus Henricus de Hohenloch…"[1283].  "…Heinricus et frater eius Albertus de Hohenloch…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which Heinrich Bishop of Würzburg confirmed donations made to his Pfarrei by "Rugger von Reicholzheim"[1284].  A charter dated 27 Sep 1207 confirmed the donation of the church at Mergentheim to the Knights of St John made by "nobilis miles Albertus de Hohenloch" with the consent of "Hedewigis coniugis sue et fratris sui Heinrici"[1285].  "…Albertus de Honloch…" witnessed the charter dated 1209 under which Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed donations made to Kloster Lutzelen made by "Siboto von Luden"[1286]m HEDWIG, daughter of --- (-after 27 Sep 1207).  A charter dated 27 Sep 1207 confirmed the donation of the church at Mergentheim to the Knights of St John made by "nobilis miles Albertus de Hohenloch" with the consent of "Hedewigis coniugis sue et fratris sui Heinrici"[1287].  A charter dated 1216 records the donation to the Knights of St John made by "nobilis matrona Hedewich de Hohenloch"[1288]

2.         HEINRICH von Weikersheim .  "…Cunradus et frater eius de Wikartesheim, Heinricus…" witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Gebhard Bishop of Würzburg confirmed a donation to Kloster Tückelhausen[1289]

 

 

HEINRICH von Hohenlohe, son of KONRAD von Weikersheim & his wife --- (-after 27 Sep 1207).  "…Cunradus de Wichartesheim et duo filii eius Cunradus et Heinricus…" witnessed the charter dated 1166 under which Friedrich Duke of Swabia exchanged serfs with Kloster Lorch[1290].  "…Conradus de Wicharteshein et filii eius Heinricus Adelbertus…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Herold Bishop of Würzburg granted property to "Cunradus vicecomes de Nuremberc"[1291].  Reinhard Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the foundation of a church at Reichartsroth by "Albertus de Hohenloch" by charter dated 1182, witnessed by "…Conradus de Wickartesheim et frater suus Henricus de Hohenloch…"[1292].  "…Heinricus et frater eius Albertus de Hohenloch…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which Heinrich Bishop of Würzburg confirmed donations made to his Pfarrei by "Rugger von Reicholzheim"[1293].  A charter dated 27 Sep 1207 confirmed the donation of the church at Mergentheim to the Knights of St John made by "nobilis miles Albertus de Hohenloch" with the consent of "Hedewigis coniugis sue et fratris sui Heinrici"[1294]

m firstly ---.  The name of Heinrich´s first wife is not known. 

m secondly as her first husband, ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  The charter dated 22 Dec 1219 quoted below[1295], in which Heinrich´s sons "nobiles pueri de Hohenloch Heinricus et Fridericus" are named, suggests that they must have been considerably younger than their brothers "Gotefridus et Cunradus…sorore sua Kunigunda" and therefore probably born from a second marriage of their father.  She married secondly (before 1220) Konrad Graf von Lobenhausen.  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed an exchange of property made between the Teutonic Knights and "nobilis matrona Adelheidis mater puerorum de Hohenloch, cum marito suo comite Cunrado de Lobenhusen", by charter dated 1220[1296]

Heinrich & his first wife had five children: 

1.         ANDREAS von Hohenlohe (-21 Apr [1269], bur Mergentheim).  "…Andreæ filii Heinrici de Hohenloch" is named as present in the charter dated 18 Aug 1215 under which "Otto episcopus Herbipolensis" noted the donation to the Teutonic Knights made by "Albertus de Hittenheim"[1297].  Knight of the Teutonic Order.  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donations made by "Andreas de Hohenloch" before entering the Teutonic Order, including "medietatem silve Kamervorst que fuit Friderici fratris eorum" and property held by "felicis memorie pater eorum et patruus", in the presence of "fratribus suis Gotefrido et Cunrado" and with the consent of "Kunigundim…sororem suam", by charter dated 16 Dec 1219[1298].  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donation of the church of Hollenbach made by "Godefridus de Hoenloch…cum consensu Richeze coniugis sue" to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 21 Nov 1223, witnessed by "…frater Andreas, frater Henricus de Hoenloch…"[1299].  "Frater Andreas de Hohenloch patruus noster…" witnessed the charter dated 30 Nov 1268 under which "Heinricus de Hohenloch" donated property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim[1300].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "21 Apr" of "frater Andreas de Hohenloch fundator domus nostre in Mergentheim"[1301]

2.         GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe (-[1254/55]).  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donations made by "Andreas de Hohenloch" before entering the Teutonic Order, in the presence of "fratribus suis Gotefrido et Cunrado", by charter dated 16 Dec 1219[1302].  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed an exchange of property made between "nobiles pueri de Hohenloch Heinricus et Fridericus" and "Gotefridus et Cunradus fratres eorum…cum sorore sua Kunigunda" by charter dated 22 Dec 1219[1303].  "…Dominus Heinricus de Hohenloch de domo Teutonicorum et Gotefridus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 30 Jun 1222 under which Konrad von Krautheim sold his share in Burg Vieringen to Kloster Schönthal[1304].  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donation of the church of Hollenbach made by "Godefridus de Hoenloch…cum consensu Richeze coniugis sue" to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 21 Nov 1223, witnessed by "…frater Andreas, frater Henricus de Hoenloch…"[1305].  "Godefridus de Hohenloch" confirmed the donation of property in Mergentheim made to the Teutonic Order by "dominum Walterum de Langenberch" by charter dated May 1226[1306].  "Godefridus et Conradus fratres de Hoenloch…Godefridus et uxor mea Richenza…Conradus et uxor mea Petrissa" donated property to their donation Kloster Frauenthal by charter dated [Oct] 1232, witnessed by "…fratres domus Teutonicorum Heinricus de Honloc preceptor…"[1307].  Conte di Romagna.  Emperor Friedrich II confirmed an agreement between "Godefridus de Hohenlo comes Romanie" and "Ludwicum de Stiphe" by charter dated Aug 1235[1308].  Emperor Friedrich II confirmed the sale of "castrum Virnespurc" made by "Gotfrido de Hohenloch" to "Cunradus burgravius de Nurenberc" as compensation for damage to "Ludewico de Virnesperc", by charter dated Sep 1235[1309].  Reichsgraf.  "…Gotfrid und Konrad von Hohenlohe Grafen des Reichs…" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1235 under which Emperor Friedrich II donated the church at Schlanders to the Teutonic Order[1310]m RICHEZA [von Bocksberg], daughter of --- (-after 10 Dec 1262).  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donation of the church of Hollenbach made by "Godefridus de Hoenloch…cum consensu Richeze coniugis sue" to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 21 Nov 1223[1311].  "Godefridus et Conradus fratres de Hoenloch…Godefridus et uxor mea Richenza…Conradus et uxor mea Petrissa" donated property to their donation Kloster Frauenthal by charter dated [Oct] 1232[1312].  It is possible that Richenza was the sister of Kraft von Bocksberg as shown by the charter dated 15 May 1245 under which "Krafto de Bokysberc" appointed "Gothfrido sororio meo de Hohinloch" as his heir in case he died childless[1313].  Another of Richenza´s brothers was "Konrad von Krautheim" who appointed "Gotfridus de Hohenloch […vel filius eiusdem Albertus], Crafto frater meus de Bochsperch, Crafto patruus meus de Lara" as guarantors under the charter dated 17 May 1245 under which Konrad bought property from "seinem Bruder Wolfrad"[1314].  "Richza de Hohinloh relicta" donated a serf to the Knights of St John, with the consent of "filiique mei Kraftonis", by charter dated 1256[1315].  "Jutta von Schillingsfürst" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, naming "materteræ meæ dominæ Richzæ de Hohenloe et suorum filiorum meorum consanguineorum Alberti…Craftonis et Cunradi" as guarantors for her wishes to be executed, by charter dated 10 Dec 1262, witnessed by "domina Richza de Hohenloe, Albertus, Crafto, Cunradus filii eius, Agnes filia eius, Willebirck de Wertheim, Godefridus filius Alberti de Hohenloe…"[1316].  Gottfried & his wife had five children: 

a)         ALBRECHT von Hohenlohe (-[1269/71]).  "Konrad von Krautheim" appointed "Gotfridus de Hohenloch […vel filius eiusdem Albertus]…" among the guarantors under the charter dated 17 May 1245 under which he bought property from "seinem Bruder Wolfrad"[1317]

-        HERREN von HOHENLOHE zu UFFENHEIM

b)         KRAFT von Hohenlohe ([1242]-19 Sep [1312/13]).  "Richza de Hohinloh relicta" donated a serf to the Knights of St John, with the consent of "filiique mei Kraftonis", by charter dated 1256[1318]

-        HERREN von HOHENLOHE in WEIKERSHEIM

c)         KONRAD von Hohenlohe (-before Jun 1277).  "Jutta von Schillingsfürst" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, naming "materteræ meæ dominæ Richzæ de Hohenloe et suorum filiorum meorum consanguineorum Alberti…Craftonis et Cunradi" as guarantors for her wishes to be executed, by charter dated 10 Dec 1262, witnessed by "domina Richza de Hohenloe, Albertus, Crafto, Cunradus filii eius, Agnes filia eius, Willebirck de Wertheim, Godefridus filius Alberti de Hohenloe…"[1319].  "Conradus nobilis de Hohenloch…Adelheidis uxoris nostre" confirmed the donation to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim made by "Hiltebrando militi de Sauwnsheim", by charter dated 14 Jun 1271, witnessed by "Crafto frater noster…"[1320].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch" sold property "in villa Bernsvelden", which "frater noster felicis recordationis Cunradus de Hohenloch" had bought from "Hiltprandum pie memorie de Sawensheim", to "domino Friderico purcgravio de Nurenberch" by charter dated 30 Jun 1277, which provides for the case when "liberi sepedicti Cunradi fratris nostri" reached the age of the majority[1321]m firstly KUNIGUNDE, daughter of ---.  m secondly (before 1268, Papal dispensation 18 Jun 1268) BERTILDIS, daughter of ---.  Pope Clement IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of "nobilis viri Conradi de Hoinloch" and "nobilis mulieris Bertildis uxoris eius" despite her 4o consanguinity with "quondam Cunigundis uxor ipsius Conradi" dated 18 Jun 1268[1322].  [m thirdly ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  "Conradus nobilis de Hohenloch…Adelheidis uxoris nostre" confirmed the donation to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim made by "Hiltebrando militi de Sauwnsheim", by charter dated 14 Jun 1271, witnessed by "Crafto frater noster…"[1323].  It is not known whether Adelheid was a different person from Konrad´s second wife who is named Bertildis in the papal dispensation for their marriage.]  Konrad & his [first/second/third] wife had children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe (-[4 Apr/23 Aug] 1290).  "Krafto dominus de Hoenlohe, Cunradus filius eiusdem, Gotfridus filius domini quondam Cunradi de Hoenlohe, Albertus filius domini quondam Gottfridi de Hoenlohe" confirmed the donation of rights over the church of Obersteinach made to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim by "Zurch miles noster vasallus" by charter dated 4 Apr 1290, witnessed by "frater Gotfridus de Hoenloch provincialis Franconie…"[1324]m ELISABETH von Wertheim, daughter of BOPPO [IV] Graf von Wertheim & his wife Mechtild von Eppstein (-1335).  "Heinricus comes de Henneberg, Godefridus de Sluzelburg et Elisabeth relicta quondam Gotfridi de Hohenloch…consensu Kunigundis et Mechtildis nostrarum collateralium" sold their part of "bonorum in Masbach…in parte comitie in Wertheim" to the Knights of St John at Mosbach by charter dated 16 Aug 1292[1325].  "Kraft der edel man von Hohenloch…" sold property at Stalldorf to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim by charter dated 1292, which names "der edeln vrawen vern Elsbeten von Wertheim, diu wirtinne waz des…Gotfrides…unsers bruders sunes"[1326].  "Elsebethe von Wertheim, witewe des edelen…Gotfrides von Hohenloch, der sun was des edelen…Cunradus von Hohenloch" renounced her rights in one third of Burg Ingolstadt in favour of "dem edelen…Krafte von Hohenloch, des bruder sun er was" by charter dated 24 Feb 1293, which refers to Kraft´s first wife as "miner basen von Wertheim"[1327].  Gottfried & his wife had one child: 

(a)       KONRAD von Hohenlohe .  "Crafto de Hohenloch, Cunradi filii tutor quondam Gotfridi de Hohenloch fratruelis nostri" issued a charter in favour of Hochstift Würzburg, relating to property donated by "quondam Cunrado fratri nostro avo C. memorati", by charter dated 23 Aug 1290[1328]

ii)         children .  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch" sold property "in villa Bernsvelden", which "frater noster felicis recordationis Cunradus de Hohenloch" had bought from "Hiltprandum pie memorie de Sawensheim", to "domino Friderico purcgravio de Nurenberch" by charter dated 30 Jun 1277, which provides for the case when "liberi sepedicti Cunradi fratris nostri" reached the age of the majority[1329]

d)         KUNIGUNDE von Hohenlohe .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Aug 1253 under which "Gotfridus comes de Lewenstein" acknowledged an obligation relating to property in Röttingen and Strüth to "socerum meum dominum Gotfridum de Hohinloch" relating to his marriage with "filie sue Cunigundi coniugi mee"[1330]m as his first wife, GOTTFRIED Graf von Löwenstein, son of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Löwenstein & his wife [Ruthina von Beilstein-Wölfsölden] (-1278 or after). 

e)         AGNES von Hohenlohe (-after 1 Apr 1282).  "Jutta von Schillingsfürst" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, naming "materteræ meæ dominæ Richzæ de Hohenloe et suorum filiorum meorum consanguineorum Alberti…Craftonis et Cunradi" as guarantors for her wishes to be executed, by charter dated 10 Dec 1262, witnessed by "domina Richza de Hohenloe, Albertus, Crafto, Cunradus filii eius, Agnes filia eius, Willebirck de Wertheim, Godefridus filius Alberti de Hohenloe…"[1331].  "Bobba comes de Durne" sold property to Kloster Seligenthal, with the consent of "coniugis mee Agnetis de Hohinloch, fratris mei Ludewici", by charter dated 1 Apr 1282[1332]m BOPPO Graf von Dürn, son of --- (-after 1 Apr 1282). 

f)          [HERMANN von Hohenlohe .  Knight of the Teutonic Order.  "Godefridus de Brunecken…collectalis nostre Elysabeth" donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 12 Dec 1279, witnessed by "frater Hermannus de Hohenloch patruus noster…"[1333].  The chronology is unfavourable for Hermann to have been the paternal uncle of Gottfried von Hohenlohe-Brauneck.  It is possible therefore that "patruus" should be interpreted more loosely in this document and that Hermann was the donor´s first cousin.]

3.         KONRAD von Hohenlohe (-1249).  Charters dated 1218 and 14 Apr 1219 name "Henricus de Hohenloch canonici Maioris Ecclesie Herbibolensis"[1334].  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donations made by "Andreas de Hohenloch" before entering the Teutonic Order, in the presence of "fratribus suis Gotefrido et Cunrado", by charter dated 16 Dec 1219[1335]

-        HERREN von HOHENLOHE in BRAUNECK

4.         FRIEDRICH von Hohenlohe (-before 16 Dec 1219).  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donations made by "Andreas de Hohenloch" before entering the Teutonic Order, including "medietatem silve Kamervorst que fuit Friderici fratris eorum" and property held by "felicis memorie pater eorum et patruus", in the presence of "fratribus suis Gotefrido et Cunrado", by charter dated 16 Dec 1219[1336]

5.         KUNIGUNDE von Hohenlohe (-after 22 Dec 1219).  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donations made by "Andreas de Hohenloch" before entering the Teutonic Order, with the consent of "Kunigundim…sororem suam", by charter dated 16 Dec 1219[1337].  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed an exchange of property made between "nobiles pueri de Hohenloch Heinricus et Fridericus" and "Gotefridus et Cunradus fratres eorum…cum sorore sua Kunigunda" by charter dated 22 Dec 1219[1338]

Heinrich & his second wife had two children: 

6.         HEINRICH von Hohenlohe (-Mergentheim 15 Jul [1249]).  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed an exchange of property made between "nobiles pueri de Hohenloch Heinricus et Fridericus" and "Gotefridus et Cunradus fratres eorum…cum sorore sua Kunigunda" by charter dated 22 Dec 1219[1339].  Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed the donations made to the Teutonic Order by "nobiles pueri et fratres de Hohenloch Heinricus et Fridericus", with the consent of "fratrum suorum Gotefridi et Cunradi", by charter dated Jan 1220[1340].  Knight of the Teutonic Order.  "…Dominus Heinricus de Hohenloch de domo Teutonicorum et Gotefridus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 30 Jun 1222 under which Konrad von Krautheim sold his share in Burg Vieringen to Kloster Schönthal[1341].  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donation of the church of Hollenbach made by "Godefridus de Hoenloch…cum consensu Richeze coniugis sue" to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 21 Nov 1223, witnessed by "…frater Andreas, frater Henricus de Hoenloch…"[1342].  "Godefridus et Conradus fratres de Hoenloch…Godefridus et uxor mea Richenza…Conradus et uxor mea Petrissa" donated property to their donation Kloster Frauenthal by charter dated [Oct] 1232, witnessed by "…fratres domus Teutonicorum Heinricus de Honloc preceptor…"[1343].  He was elected Grand Master of the Teutonic Order in 1243.  A charter dated 7 Jul 1244 records the settlement of a dispute involving the Teutonic Order and names "frater Henricus de Honloch magister dicte domus"[1344].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "15 Jul" of "Fr. Heinricus de Hohenloch magr. ordinis sextus"[1345]

7.         FRIEDRICH von Hohenlohe (-30 Aug [1220]).  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed an exchange of property made between "nobiles pueri de Hohenloch Heinricus et Fridericus" and "Gotefridus et Cunradus fratres eorum…cum sorore sua Kunigunda" by charter dated 22 Dec 1219[1346].  Knight of the Teutonic Order.  Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed the donations made to the Teutonic Order by "nobiles pueri et fratres de Hohenloch Heinricus et Fridericus", with the consent of "fratrum suorum Gotefridi et Cunradi", by charter dated Jan 1220[1347].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "31 Aug" of "Fr. Fridericus de Hohenloch"[1348]

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von HOHENLOHE zu UFFENHEIM

 

 

ALBRECHT von Hohenlohe, son of GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe & his wife Richeza [von Bochsburg] (-[1269/71]).  "Konrad von Krautheim" appointed "Gotfridus de Hohenloch […vel filius eiusdem Albertus]…" among the guarantors under the charter dated 17 May 1245 under which he bought property from "seinem Bruder Wolfrad"[1349].  "Albertus dominus de Hohinloh" returned property to Bamberg church which had been withheld by "pater meus Gotfridus felicis memorie" by charter dated 1255[1350].  "Jutta von Schillingsfürst" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, naming "materteræ meæ dominæ Richzæ de Hohenloe et suorum filiorum meorum consanguineorum Alberti…Craftonis et Cunradi" as guarantors for her wishes to be executed, by charter dated 10 Dec 1262, witnessed by "domina Richza de Hohenloe, Albertus, Crafto, Cunradus filii eius, Agnes filia eius, Willebirck de Wertheim, Godefridus filius Alberti de Hohenloe…"[1351].  "Albertus de Hoenloich" exchanged property with the Teutonic Order, with the consent of "uxoris nostre et filiis nostris Gotfrido et Friderico", by charter dated 12 Nov 1267, witnessed by "Heinricus de Hoenlich…"[1352]

m firstly (before May 1240) KUNIGUNDE von Henneberg, daughter of POPPO [VII] Graf von Henneberg & his second wife Jutta von Thüringen (-1257).  "Albertus dictus de Hoenloch" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, for the soul of "nostre coniugis Cunegundis iam defuncte", by charter dated 1258 "in primo anniversario nostre…uxoris"[1353].  Her parentage is confirmed by the history written by Michael de Leone, canon at Würzburg, which records a battle 8 Aug 1266 between "Alberti de Hohenloch" and "Hermanni comitis de Hennenberg…cum sororium suum Henricum comitem in Kastel" resulting from a dispute in the court of the bishop of Würzburg over the dowry of "conthoralis ipsius de Hohenloch, germane…eiusdem de Hennenberg tunc mortue"[1354]

m secondly UDELHILD von Berg-Schelklingen, daughter of ---.  "Albertus de Hoenloich" exchanged property with the Teutonic Order, with the consent of "uxoris nostre et filiis nostris Gotfrido et Friderico", by charter dated 12 Nov 1267, witnessed by "Heinricus de Hoenlich…"[1355].  "Gottfried von Hohenlohe…mit meiner wirtin Elisabeth und meines bruders Friederichs" confirmed the entry of "meiner stieffmutter Ydelhilde" in Kloster Rotenburg, by charter dated 1271[1356]

Albrecht & his first wife had two children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED [II] von Hohenlohe (-[30 May 1289/4 Apr 1290]).  "Jutta von Schillingsfürst" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, naming "materteræ meæ dominæ Richzæ de Hohenloe et suorum filiorum meorum consanguineorum Alberti…Craftonis et Cunradi" as guarantors for her wishes to be executed, by charter dated 10 Dec 1262, witnessed by "domina Richza de Hohenloe, Albertus, Crafto, Cunradus filii eius, Agnes filia eius, Willebirck de Wertheim, Godefridus filius Alberti de Hohenloe…"[1357].  "Gottfried von Hohenlohe…mit meiner wirtin Elisabeth und meines bruders Friederichs" confirmed the entry of "meiner stieffmutter Ydelhilde" in Kloster Rotenburg, by charter dated 1271[1358].  "Chunradus burgravius de [Nurnberch]" requested help from "fratri suo Friderico burchgravio de Nurnberch" in repaying a debt to "noster sororius Gotfridus de Hohenloch" by charter dated to [Jan 1280][1359].  "Gotfridus nobilis de Hohenloch" confirmed the sale of property by "Bertoldum de Ehinheim" to "Walthero de Holzchirichin" by charter dated 11 Apr 1283[1360].  "Gotfridus nobilis de Hohenloch…consortis nostre domine Elyzabet" sold revenue from Adelshofen to the Order of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 13 Mar 1285[1361].  "Gotfridus nobilis de Hohinnloch…cum filiis nostris…Alberto et Friderico" confirmed the sale of property to the Teutonic Knights at Würzburg made by "Wolframus dictus de Buchbrunnen" by charter dated 23 Mar 1288[1362].  "Got. nobilis de Hohenloch" granted customs exemptions to Kloster Seligenthal by charter dated 31 Dec 1288[1363].  "Gotfridus de Hohenloc et filii nostri Albertus, Fridericus, Gozzo et Cunradus" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim by charter dated 30 May 1289[1364]m (before 8 Sep 1269) ELISABETH von Zollern, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Burggraf von Nürnberg & his first wife Elisabeth von Andechs-Merano (-before 24 Feb 1288).  "Burggraf Friedrich von Nürnberg" donated property to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "uxoris sue Elyssabeth ac predicte sororis sue et trium quas tunc habuit filiarum nec non Ludewici comitis iunioris de Oetingen ac Gotfridi iunioris de Hohenloch…generi burcgravii prelibati" by charter dated 8 Sep 1269[1365].  "Gottfried von Hohenlohe…mit meiner wirtin Elisabeth und meines bruders Friederichs" confirmed the entry of "meiner stieffmutter Ydelhilde" in Kloster Rotenburg, by charter dated 1271[1366].  "Gotfridus nobilis de Hohenloch…consortis nostre domine Elyzabet" sold revenue from Adelshofen to the Order of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 13 Mar 1285[1367].  "Gotfridus nobilis de Hohenloch" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, for the soul of "uxoris nostre…quondam pie memorie Elizabet", by charter dated 24 Feb 1288[1368].  Gottfried [II] & his wife had five children: 

a)         ALBRECHT [II] von Hohenlohe (-1312).  "Gotfridus nobilis de Hohinnloch…cum filiis nostris…Alberto et Friderico" confirmed the sale of property to the Teutonic Knights at Würzburg made by "Wolframus dictus de Buchbrunnen" by charter dated 23 Mar 1288[1369]

-        see below

b)         FRIEDRICH von Hohenlohe (-after 13 Jul 1333).  "Gotfridus nobilis de Hohinnloch…cum filiis nostris…Alberto et Friderico" confirmed the sale of property to the Teutonic Knights at Würzburg made by "Wolframus dictus de Buchbrunnen" by charter dated 23 Mar 1288[1370].  "Albertum et Fridericum fratres dictos de Hohinloch" sold property to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 13 Jul 1280 (misdated), which names "patris nostri Gotfridi bone memorie"[1371].  "Gotfridus de Hohenloc et filii nostri Albertus, Fridericus, Gozzo et Cunradus" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim by charter dated 30 May 1289[1372].  "Albertus et Fridericus fratres domini de Hohenloch" sold "castrum in Ergersheim", left to them by "pater noster quondam Godfridus de Hohenloch", to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem "pro nobis et Godfrido fratre nostro et Elysabet sorore nostra iinfra annos constitutis quorum nos Albertus…tutor" by charter dated 8 and 12 Feb 1291[1373]

c)         GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe (-1322, bur Würzburg Cathedral).  "Gotfridus de Hohenloc et filii nostri Albertus, Fridericus, Gozzo et Cunradus" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim by charter dated 30 May 1289[1374].  "Albertus et Fridericus fratres domini de Hohenloch" sold "castrum in Ergersheim", left to them by "pater noster quondam Godfridus de Hohenloch", to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem "pro nobis et Godfrido fratre nostro et Elysabet sorore nostra iinfra annos constitutis quorum nos Albertus…tutor" by charter dated 8 and 12 Feb 1291[1375].  "Albertus de Hohenloch et Adelheydis uxor nostra" sold property in Weigenheim to Kloster Heilsbronn, naming "Gotfridus frater noster" as fiduciary, by charter dated 26 Feb 1303[1376].  Bishop of Würzburg 1314. 

d)         KONRAD von Hohenlohe (-[30 May 1289/1 Feb 1291]).  "Gotfridus de Hohenloc et filii nostri Albertus, Fridericus, Gozzo et Cunradus" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim by charter dated 30 May 1289[1377]

e)         ELISABETH von Hohenlohe .  "Albertus et Fridericus fratres domini de Hohenloch" sold "castrum in Ergersheim", left to them by "pater noster quondam Godfridus de Hohenloch", to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem "pro nobis et Godfrido fratre nostro et Elysabet sorore nostra iinfra annos constitutis quorum nos Albertus…tutor" by charter dated 8 and 12 Feb 1291[1378]

2.         AGNES von Hohenlohe (-after 20 Jun 1288).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [Jan 1280] under which "Chunradus burgravius de [Nurnberch]" requested help from "fratri suo Friderico burchgravio de Nurnberch" in repaying a debt to "noster sororius Gotfridus de Hohenloch"[1379].  The dates of death of her two oldest daughters indicate that she must have been the daughter of her father´s first marriage.  "Burggraf Konrad der jüngere…cum uxore nostra Agnete et…K. et G. de Hohinloch" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim by charter dated 20 Jun 1288[1380]m as his first wife, KONRAD II Burggraf von Nürnberg, son of KONRAD I Burggraf von Nürnberg [Hohenzollern] & his [second] wife --- (-6 Jul 1314, bur Spalt St Nikolaus). 

Albrecht & his [second] wife had two children: 

3.         FRIEDRICH von Hohenlohe (-before 30 Dec 1290).  "Albertus de Hoenloich" exchanged property with the Teutonic Order, with the consent of "uxoris nostre et filiis nostris Gotfrido et Friderico", by charter dated 12 Nov 1267, witnessed by "Heinricus de Hoenlich…"[1381].  "Gottfried von Hohenlohe…mit meiner wirtin Elisabeth und meines bruders Friederichs" confirmed the entry of "meiner stieffmutter Ydelhilde" in Kloster Rotenburg, by charter dated 1271[1382].  Rudolf I King of Germany settled a dispute between "Fridericum de Hohenloch" and Stift Ansbach by charter dated 12 Jul 1281, witnessed by "Fridericus burgravius de Nurenberg, Got. de Hohenloch frater Friderici predicti, Erkingerus de Sawenshein…"[1383]m SOPHIE von Henneberg, daughter of --- (-after 12 Dec 1300).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Sophia relicta nobilis viri quondam Friderici de Hohenloch" gave "castrum Beierbach" to "Friderico burcgravio de Nurenberch avunculo nostro" to be destroyed, by charter dated 30 Dec 1290, in the presence of "Heinrici filii nostri"[1384].  "Sophia relicta quondam Friderici nobilis de Hoenio ac Heinricus filius noster…cum liberis nostris" renounced rights in property at Rodheim in favour of Michaelskloster in Bamberg by charter dated 4 Mar 1292[1385].  "Fridreich von Hohenloch…mit meiner muter graevinn Sopheyen" promised property to "meinem…bruder Heinrichen…und meiner…swester seiner wirtinn graevinne Elspet" by charter dated 12 Dec 1300[1386].  Friedrich & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         HEINRICH von Hohenlohe (-after 1327).  "Sophia relicta nobilis viri quondam Friderici de Hohenloch" gave "castrum Beierbach" to "Friderico burcgravio de Nurenberch avunculo nostro" to be destroyed, by charter dated 30 Dec 1290, in the presence of "Heinrici filii nostri"[1387].  "Sophia relicta quondam Friderici nobilis de Hoenio ac Heinricus filius noster…cum liberis nostris" renounced rights in property at Rodheim in favour of Michaelskloster in Bamberg by charter dated 4 Mar 1292[1388].  "Fridreich von Hohenloch…mit meiner muter graevinn Sopheyen" promised property to "meinem…bruder Heinrichen…und meiner…swester seiner wirtinn graevinne Elspet" by charter dated 12 Dec 1300[1389].  "Hainrich der edele von Hochenloch und unser hausfrau fraw Elspet" agreed to observe an agreement between "graf Hainrich von Pfannberch" and Stift St Paul in Carinthia by charter dated 17 Mar 1303[1390]Graf von Hohenlohe.  "Hainricus comes de Hohenloch" granted toll concessions at Drauburg to Kloster Viktring, in the presence of "domino nostro et socero Ulrico comite de Heunburch et filio suo comite Friderico", by charter dated 1303[1391]m (before 12 Dec 1300) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Heunburg, widow of HERMANN von Pfannberg, daughter of ULRICH Graf von Heunburg & his wife --- (-6 Feb 1329).  "Fridreich von Hohenloch…mit meiner muter graevinn Sopheyen" promised property to "meinem…bruder Heinrichen…und meiner…swester seiner wirtinn graevinne Elspet" by charter dated 12 Dec 1300[1392].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1303 under which her husband "Hainricus comes de Hohenloch" granted toll concessions at Drauburg to Kloster Viktring, in the presence of "domino nostro et socero Ulrico comite de Heunburch et filio suo comite Friderico"[1393].  "Hainrich der edele von Hochenloch und unser hausfrau fraw Elspet" agreed to observe an agreement between "graf Hainrich von Pfannberch" and Stift St Paul in Carinthia by charter dated 17 Mar 1303[1394].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "6 Feb" of "Nobilis Dna Elysabeth de Hohenloch" and her donation "de bonis in Tyerbach"[1395]

b)         FRIEDRICH von Hohenlohe (-1351).  "Fridreich von Hohenloch…mit meiner muter graevinn Sopheyen" promised property to "meinem…bruder Heinrichen…und meiner…swester seiner wirtinn graevinne Elspet" by charter dated 12 Dec 1300[1396]

c)         children .  "Sophia relicta quondam Friderici nobilis de Hoenio ac Heinricus filius noster…cum liberis nostris" renounced rights in property at Rodheim in favour of Michaelskloster in Bamberg by charter dated 4 Mar 1292[1397]

4.         ALBRECHT von Hohenlohe .  "Albertus de Hohenloch oppidi in Mekemulen dominus" donated property to Kloster Seligenthal, for the souls of "bone memorie Gotfrido fratre nostro de Hochenloch…et pie recordationis Elizabet uxoris sue", by charter dated 29 Apr 1290[1398]

 

 

ALBRECHT [II] von Hohenlohe, son of GOTTFRIED [II] von Hohenlohe & his wife Elisabeth von Zollern (-1312).  "Gotfridus nobilis de Hohinnloch…cum filiis nostris…Alberto et Friderico" confirmed the sale of property to the Teutonic Knights at Würzburg made by "Wolframus dictus de Buchbrunnen" by charter dated 23 Mar 1288[1399].  "Albertum et Fridericum fratres dictos de Hohinloch" sold property to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 13 Jul 1280 (misdated), which names "patris nostri Gotfridi bone memorie"[1400].  "Gotfridus de Hohenloc et filii nostri Albertus, Fridericus, Gozzo et Cunradus" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim by charter dated 30 May 1289[1401].  "Krafto dominus de Hoenlohe, Cunradus filius eiusdem, Gotfridus filius domini quondam Cunradi de Hoenlohe, Albertus filius domini quondam Gottfridi de Hoenlohe" confirmed the donation of rights over the church of Obersteinach made to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim by "Zurch miles noster vasallus" by charter dated 4 Apr 1290, witnessed by "frater Gotfridus de Hoenloch provincialis Franconie…"[1402].  "Albertus et Fridericus fratres domini de Hohenloch" sold "castrum in Ergersheim", left to them by "pater noster quondam Godfridus de Hohenloch", to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem "pro nobis et Godfrido fratre nostro et Elysabet sorore nostra iinfra annos constitutis quorum nos Albertus…tutor" by charter dated 8 and 12 Feb 1291[1403].  "Albertus de Hohenloch et Adelheydis uxor nostra" sold property in Weigenheim to Kloster Heilsbronn, naming "Gotfridus frater noster" as fiduciary, by charter dated 26 Feb 1303[1404]

m (1289) ADELHEID von Berg-Schelklingen, daughter of --- (-1338).  "Albertus de Hohenloch et Adelheydis uxor nostra" sold property in Weigenheim to Kloster Heilsbronn, naming "Gotfridus frater noster" as fiduciary, by charter dated 26 Feb 1303[1405]

Albrecht [II] & his wife had children: 

1.         LUDWIG von Hohenlohe (-1356)m (before 16 Aug 1326) ELISABETH von Nassau-Weilburg, daughter of GERLACH I Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg & his first wife Agnes von Hessen (-after 1370).  Ludwig & his wife had children: 

a)         GERLACH von Hohenlohe (before 1344-after 27 Jan 1392)m (before 13 Aug 1358) as her third husband, MARGARETA von Bayern, widow firstly of JOHANN I "das Kind" Duke of Lower Bavaria in Landshut and secondly of ISTVÁN of Hungary Duke in Transylvania, daughter of Emperor LUDWIG IV King of Germany, Duke of Bavaria Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his second wife Marguerite de Hainaut [Avesnes] Ctss de Hainaut, Holland and Zeeland (1325-1374). 

b)         GOTTFRIED [III] von Hohenlohe (-before 27 Jan 1392)m ANNA von Hennberg, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Henneberg in Schleusingen & his wife Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (-after 17 Jul 1388). 

2.         ANNA von Hohenlohe (-after 1340)m ([1316/17] as his second wife, BERTHOLD [IV] Graf von Henneberg, son of BERTHOLD [III] Graf von Hennberg & his wife Sophie von Schwarzburg (1271-Schmalkalden 3 Apr 1340). 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von HOHENLOHE in WEIKERSHEIM

 

 

KRAFT von Hohenlohe, son of GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe & his wife Richeza [von Bochsburg] ([1242]-19 Sep [1312/13]).  "Richza de Hohinloh relicta" donated a serf to the Knights of St John, with the consent of "filiique mei Kraftonis", by charter dated 1256[1406].  "Jutta von Schillingsfürst" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, naming "materteræ meæ dominæ Richzæ de Hohenloe et suorum filiorum meorum consanguineorum Alberti…Craftonis et Cunradi" as guarantors for her wishes to be executed, by charter dated 10 Dec 1262, witnessed by "domina Richza de Hohenloe, Albertus, Crafto, Cunradus filii eius, Agnes filia eius, Willebirck de Wertheim, Godefridus filius Alberti de Hohenloe…"[1407].  "Krafto de Hohinloch…Willebirgis nobilis matrone coniugis nostre" donated the Vogtei over Ohrnberg to Stift Öhringen, with the consent of "filii nostri…Gotfridus, Boppo et Cunradus", by charter dated 1270[1408].  "Krafto de Hohenloch…Boppo filius meus primogenitus…alter filiorum meorum" acknowledged a debt relating to the purchase of "castrum Lyndenfels" from "marchionibus de Baden…Hermanno, Rudolfo et Hessone" to "dominus meus Ludewicus comes palatini Reni dux Bavarie" by charter dated 29 Apr 1277[1409].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch" sold property "in villa Bernsvelden", which "frater noster felicis recordationis Cunradus de Hohenloch" had bought from "Hiltprandum pie memorie de Sawensheim", to "domino Friderico purcgravio de Nurenberch" by charter dated 30 Jun 1277, which provides for the case when "liberi sepedicti Cunradi fratris nostri" reached the age of the majority[1410].  "Krafto dominus de Hohinloch tutor Cunradi filii quondam Cunradi de Bockisberg avunculi nostri…cum filio nostro Cunrado" confirmed a donation to the Order of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 2 Jan 1287[1411].  "Dominus noster Crafto de Hohenloch, Cunradus, Crafto filii eiusdem domini nostri…" witnessed the charter dated 13 Jan 1290 under which Konrad Lesch von Uffigheim sold property to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim[1412].  "Krafto dominus de Hoenlohe, Cunradus filius eiusdem, Gotfridus filius domini quondam Cunradi de Hoenlohe, Albertus filius domini quondam Gottfridi de Hoenlohe" confirmed the donation of rights over the church of Obersteinach made to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim by "Zurch miles noster vasallus" by charter dated 4 Apr 1290, witnessed by "frater Gotfridus de Hoenloch provincialis Franconie…"[1413].  "Crafto de Hohenloch, Cunradi filii tutor quondam Gotfridi de Hohenloch fratruelis nostri" issued a charter in favour of Hochstift Würzburg, relating to property donated by "quondam Cunrado fratri nostro avo C. memorati", by charter dated 23 Aug 1290[1414].  "Krafto nobilis dominus de Hohenloch…cum…Margarete uxoris nostre et Cunradi filii nostri" sold property to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 23 May 1291[1415].  "Hedevigis comitissa de Zigenhagen et Gotfridus filius eius" sold Burg Bütthard to "domino Kraftoni et domino Cunrado filio suo de Hohenloch" by charter dated 27 Oct 1291[1416].  "Kraft der edel man von Hohenloch…Margereten von Truhendingen unser…wirtinne und Cuunraden unsers sunes, den wir haben bi unser ersten wirtinne seliger von Wertheim, und auch Kraftes unsers sunes" sold property at Stalldorf to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim by charter dated 1292, which names "der edeln vrawen vern Elsbeten von Wertheim, diu wirtinne waz des…Gotfrides…unsers bruders sunes"[1417].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch, Agnes matrona nobilis nostra collateralis et filii nostri Cunradus et Krafto" sold property to Kloster Schönthal by charter dated 3 Jul 1294, which refers to when "filie nostre…ex matrona nobili Margareta de Truhendingen genuimus heu defuncta" reached the age of majority[1418].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch…cum Cunrado, Kraftone et Gotfrido filiis nostris" donated rights over the churches of Belsenburg and Ingelfingen to Stift Öhringen by charter dated 6 Jul 1307[1419]

m firstly WILLIBERG von Wertheim, daughter of --- (-before 8 Jan 1279).  "Jutta von Schillingsfürst" donated property to Kloster Schäftersheim, naming "materteræ meæ dominæ Richzæ de Hohenloe et suorum filiorum meorum consanguineorum Alberti…Craftonis et Cunradi" as guarantors for her wishes to be executed, by charter dated 10 Dec 1262, witnessed by "domina Richza de Hohenloe, Albertus, Crafto, Cunradus filii eius, Agnes filia eius, Willebirck de Wertheim, Godefridus filius Alberti de Hohenloe…"[1420].  Her family origin is confirmed by the charter dated 1292 under which her husband "Kraft der edel man von Hohenloch…Margereten von Truhendingen unser…wirtinne und Cuunraden unsers sunes, den wir haben bi unser ersten wirtinne seliger von Wertheim" sold property at Stalldorf to the Teutonic Order[1421].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenlouch…Willebirgis uxoris nostre" sold property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim by charter dated 11 Aug 1268[1422].  "Krafto de Hohinloch…Willebirgis nobilis matrone coniugis nostre" donated the Vogtei over Ohrnberg to Stift Öhringen, with the consent of "filii nostri…Gotfridus, Boppo et Cunradus", by charter dated 1270[1423]

m secondly ([1280/85], Papal dispensation 30 Aug 1288) MARGARETA von Truhendingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Truhendingen & his wife --- (-11 Nov [1293/94]).  Pope Nicholas IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Kraftonis de Hohenloch" and "nobilis mulieris Margarete uxoris eius", whose marriage to "Gotfridus ipsius Kraftonis filius" had previously been agreed by "quondam Fredericus comes de Truhendingen…pater ipsius Margarete dum viveret et predictus Krafto" before he joined the Teutonic Order, dated 30 Aug 1288[1424].  "Krafto nobilis dominus de Hohenloch…cum…Margarete uxoris nostre et Cunradi filii nostri" sold property to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 23 May 1291[1425].  "Kraft der edel man von Hohenloch…Margereten von Truhendingen unser…wirtinne und Cuunraden unsers sunes, den wir haben bi unser ersten wirtinne seliger von Wertheim" sold property at Stalldorf to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim by charter dated 1292[1426].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "11 Nov" of "domina Margaretha uxor domini Craftonis de Hohenloch"[1427]

m thirdly (before 3 Jul 1295) as her third husband, AGNES von Württemberg, widow firstly of KONRAD [IV] Graf von Oettingen and secondly of FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Truhendingen, daughter of ULRICH I "mit dem Daumen" Graf von Württemberg & his first wife Mechtild von Baden (-27 Sep 1305, bur Mergentheim Dominikaner Kloster).  "Cunradus comes iunior de Otingen" sold property in Merkendorf and Gerwigesdorf to Kloster Halsbrunn, with the consent of "uxoris suæ Agnetis necnon…Ludowici patris sui et Ludowici fratris", by charter dated 7 May 1275[1428].  "Cunradus iunior comes de Oetingen" sold Biberbach to the Teutonic Knights in Eschenbach, with the consent of "uxoris Agnetis de Wirtinberc", by charter dated 19 Jun 1275[1429].  "Graf Friedrich von Truhendingen…cum…coniuge nostra Agnete" donated the Vogtei over Kloster Solnhofen to Fulda by charter dated 11 Jan 1282[1430].  Rudolf I King of Germany confirmed the agreement under which Eberhard Graf von Württemberg appointed "siner swester der vrowen von Troendigen" as his heir if he died childless, by charter dated [May] 1285[1431].  Pope Nicholas IV granted a dispensation for the marriage of "Frederico comite de Truendigen" and "nobili muliere Agnete nata quondam Ulrici comitis de Wirtenberc" for 4o consanguinity between themselves and between Friedrich and "quondam Conrado comiti de Oetingen olim viro ipsius Agnetis", dated 13 Jun 1288[1432].  "Agnes…comitissa de Truhendingen" donated Melkendorf bei Schletzlitz to Kloster Langheim, ini accordance with the wishes of "felicissime recordationis domini Friderici quondam comitis de Truhendingen mariti nostri" and with the consent of "liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated 13 Apr 1290[1433].  "Fridericus comes de Truhendingen" sold the Vogtei over Hohenstat and Nenzenhove to the abbot of Heidenheim, with the consent of "fratrum suorum Ulrici et Ottonis et matris suæ Agnetis", by charter dated 11 Feb 1294[1434].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch, Agnes matrona nobilis nostra collateralis et filii nostri Cunradus et Krafto" sold property to Kloster Schönthal by charter dated 3 Jul 1294[1435].  Her parentage and third marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 Apr 1298 under which "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch…cum Cunrado et Krafthone natis nostris…nobilis matrone Agnetis de Wirtenberg thori nostri" sold property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim[1436].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "V Kal Oct 1305" of "Agnes nobilis de Hohenloch" and her donation[1437]

Kraft & his first wife had three children: 

1.         BOPPO von Hohenlohe (-after 29 Apr 1277).  "Krafto de Hohinloch…Willebirgis nobilis matrone coniugis nostre" donated the Vogtei over Ohrnberg to Stift Öhringen, with the consent of "filii nostri…Gotfridus, Boppo et Cunradus", by charter dated 1270[1438].  "Krafto de Hohenloch…Boppo filius meus primogenitus…alter filiorum meorum" acknowledged a debt relating to the purchase of "castrum Lyndenfels" from "marchionibus de Baden…Hermanno, Rudolfo et Hessone" to "dominus meus Ludewicus comes palatini Reni dux Bavarie" by charter dated 29 Apr 1277[1439]

2.         GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe (-19 Oct 1310).  "Krafto de Hohinloch…Willebirgis nobilis matrone coniugis nostre" donated the Vogtei over Ohrnberg to Stift Öhringen, with the consent of "filii nostri…Gotfridus, Boppo et Cunradus", by charter dated 1270[1440].  Knight of the Teutonic Order.  "Krafto dominus de Hoenlohe, Cunradus filius eiusdem, Gotfridus filius domini quondam Cunradi de Hoenlohe, Albertus filius domini quondam Gottfridi de Hoenlohe" confirmed the donation of rights over the church of Obersteinach made to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim by "Zurch miles noster vasallus" by charter dated 4 Apr 1290, witnessed by "frater Gotfridus de Hoenloch provincialis Franconie…"[1441].  Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "19 Oct 1310" of "Fr. Gotfridus de Hohenloch magr. ordinis"[1442]Betrothed to MARGARETA von Truhendingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Truhendingen & his wife --- (-[1293/94]).  Pope Nicholas IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Kraftonis de Hohenloch" and "nobilis mulieris Margarete uxoris eius", whose marriage to "Gotfridus ipsius Kraftonis filius" had previously been agreed by "quondam Fredericus comes de Truhendingen…pater ipsius Margarete dum viveret et predictus Krafto" before he joined the Teutonic Order, dated 30 Aug 1288[1443]

3.         KONRAD von Hohenlohe .  "Krafto de Hohinloch…Willebirgis nobilis matrone coniugis nostre" donated the Vogtei over Ohrnberg to Stift Öhringen, with the consent of "filii nostri…Gotfridus, Boppo et Cunradus", by charter dated 1270[1444].  "Krafto dominus de Hohinloch tutor Cunradi filii quondam Cunradi de Bockisberg avunculi nostri…cum filio nostro Cunrado" confirmed a donation to the Order of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 2 Jan 1287[1445].  "Dominus noster Crafto de Hohenloch, Cunradus, Crafto filii eiusdem domini nostri…" witnessed the charter dated 13 Jan 1290 under which Konrad Lesch von Uffigheim sold property to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim[1446].  "Krafto dominus de Hoenlohe, Cunradus filius eiusdem, Gotfridus filius domini quondam Cunradi de Hoenlohe, Albertus filius domini quondam Gottfridi de Hoenlohe" confirmed the donation of rights over the church of Obersteinach made to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim by "Zurch miles noster vasallus" by charter dated 4 Apr 1290, witnessed by "frater Gotfridus de Hoenloch provincialis Franconie…"[1447].  "Krafto nobilis dominus de Hohenloch…cum…Margarete uxoris nostre et Cunradi filii nostri" sold property to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated 23 May 1291[1448].  "Kraft der edel man von Hohenloch…Margereten von Truhendingen unser…wirtinne und Cuunraden unsers sunes, den wir haben bi unser ersten wirtinne seliger von Wertheim" sold property at Stalldorf to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim by charter dated 1292[1449].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch, Agnes matrona nobilis nostra collateralis et filii nostri Cunradus et Krafto" sold property to Kloster Schönthal by charter dated 3 Jul 1294[1450].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch…cum Cunrado, Kraftone et Gotfrido filiis nostris" donated rights over the churches of Belsenburg and Ingelfingen to Stift Öhringen by charter dated 6 Jul 1307[1451]

Kraft & his second wife had children: 

4.         KRAFT von Hohenlohe (-8 May 1344).  "Dominus noster Crafto de Hohenloch, Cunradus, Crafto filii eiusdem domini nostri…" witnessed the charter dated 13 Jan 1290 under which Konrad Lesch von Uffigheim sold property to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim[1452].  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record that Ludwig Duke of Bavaria was killed "apud civitatem Nurenberg in hastiludio per Kraftonen de Hohenloch" and buried at Fürstenfeld next to his mother[1453], dated to 23 Nov 1290 by other sources.  "Kraft der edel man von Hohenloch…Margereten von Truhendingen unser…wirtinne und Cuunraden unsers sunes, den wir haben bi unser ersten wirtinne seliger von Wertheim, und auch Kraftes unsers sunes" sold property at Stalldorf to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim by charter dated 1292[1454].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch, Agnes matrona nobilis nostra collateralis et filii nostri Cunradus et Krafto" sold property to Kloster Schönthal by charter dated 3 Jul 1294[1455].  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch…cum Cunrado, Kraftone et Gotfrido filiis nostris" donated rights over the churches of Belsenburg and Ingelfingen to Stift Öhringen by charter dated 6 Jul 1307[1456].  "Kraft von Hohenloch, Adelheid sin eliche Husfrowe" exchanged his part of Ritzingen with "Gotfrid von Hohenloch unser…bruder und Elizabet sin eliche Husfrowe" for Königshofen by charter dated 2 Oct 1321, which names "Boppe von Everstein unser Oheim" as guarantor[1457].  "Craft von Hohenloch, frowe Adelheid sin elich Husfrowe, Tochter Graven Eberhards von Wirtenberg" donated property to Kloster Gnadenthal by charter dated 7 Jan 1328[1458]m (before 21 Dec 1306) ADELHEID von Württemberg, daughter of EBERHARD I "der Erlauchte" Graf von Württemberg & his wife Irmgard von Baden (1295-13 Sep 1342, bur Gnadenthal).  "Kraft von Hohenloch, Adelheid sin eliche Husfrowe" exchanged his part of Ritzingen with "Gotfrid von Hohenloch unser…bruder und Elizabet sin eliche Husfrowe" for Königshofen by charter dated 2 Oct 1321, which names "Boppe von Everstein unser Oheim" as guarantor[1459].  "Craft von Hohenloch, frowe Adelheid sin elich Husfrowe, Tochter Graven Eberhards von Wirtenberg" donated property to Kloster Gnadenthal by charter dated 7 Jan 1328[1460]

5.         GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe (-1339).  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch…cum Cunrado, Kraftone et Gotfrido filiis nostris" donated rights over the churches of Belsenburg and Ingelfingen to Stift Öhringen by charter dated 6 Jul 1307[1461].  "Kraft von Hohenloch, Adelheid sin eliche Husfrowe" exchanged his part of Ritzingen with "Gotfrid von Hohenloch unser…bruder und Elizabet sin eliche Husfrowe" for Königshofen by charter dated 2 Oct 1321, which names "Boppe von Everstein unser Oheim" as guarantor[1462]m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Kraft von Hohenloch, Adelheid sin eliche Husfrowe" exchanged his part of Ritzingen with "Gotfrid von Hohenloch unser…bruder und Elizabet sin eliche Husfrowe" for Königshofen by charter dated 2 Oct 1321, which names "Boppe von Everstein unser Oheim" as guarantor[1463]

6.         daughter .  "Krafto nobilis de Hohenloch, Agnes matrona nobilis nostra collateralis et filii nostri Cunradus et Krafto" sold property to Kloster Schönthal by charter dated 3 Jul 1294, which refers to when "filie nostre…ex matrona nobili Margareta de Truhendingen genuimus heu defuncta" reached the age of majority[1464]

7.         ADELHEID von Hohenlohe (-after 1340).  The Gesta Episcoporum Eichstetensium refers to "Chraftonem de Hohenloch…filiam" as wife of "Chunradi comitis de Oetingen"[1465]m firstly KONRAD [V] "der Schrimpf" Graf von Oettingen, son of KONRAD [IV] Graf von Oettingen & his wife Agnes von Württemberg (-[20 Jan/13 Sep] 1313, bur Kloster Kaisheim).  m secondly (before 16 Jan 1316) LUDWIG [V] Graf von Reineck in Rotenfels (-3 Jul 1333).  m thirdly (before 1 Jun 1337) ULRICH [II] von Hohenlohe in Brauneck. 

8.         RICHZA von Hohenlohe (-1337, bur Kloster Vessra).  "Boppe…grefe von Hennemberg und herre zu Harttemberg und…Rychze…wirtin" repaid the dowry of "Rychzen der vorgenanten ettewenne her Engelhart von Winsberg" to "Conrad von Winsberg…des selben sun" by charter dated 20 Jan 1322[1466]m firstly ENGELHARD von Weinsberg, son of ---.  m secondly (before 13 Nov 1316) POPPO [X] Graf von Henneberg, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Kunigunde --- (-1348). 

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von HOHENLOHE in BRAUNECK

 

 

KONRAD von Hohenlohe, son of HEINRICH von Hohenlohe & his first wife --- (-1249).  Charters dated 1218 and 14 Apr 1219 name "Henricus de Hohenloch canonici Maioris Ecclesie Herbibolensis"[1467].  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed the donations made by "Andreas de Hohenloch" before entering the Teutonic Order, in the presence of "fratribus suis Gotefrido et Cunrado", by charter dated 16 Dec 1219[1468].  Otto Bishop of Würzburg confirmed an exchange of property made between "nobiles pueri de Hohenloch Heinricus et Fridericus" and "Gotefridus et Cunradus fratres eorum…cum sorore sua Kunigunda" by charter dated 22 Dec 1219[1469]Conte di Molise.  Emperor Friedrich II granted "comitatum Molisii" to "Conradus de Hoenloch" by charter dated Dec 1229[1470].  Conte di Romagna.  "…Cunradus de Oenlo comes Romaniole…" witnessed the charter dated Apr 1230 under which Emperor Friedrich II confirmed the privileges of Kloster Tegernsee[1471].  "…Conradus de Ollo comes Molisii…" witnessed the charter dated Jul 1230 under which Emperor Friedrich II confirmed the renunciation by Otto Duke of Merano to claims over Istria and Carniola[1472].  "Godefridus et Conradus fratres de Hoenloch…Godefridus et uxor mea Richenza…Conradus et uxor mea Petrissa" donated property to their donation Kloster Frauenthal by charter dated [Oct] 1232[1473].  "Co. de Holl…comes Romaniole" granted Rimini the protection of Ravenna by charter dated to [1234/35][1474].  Reichsgraf.  "…Gotfrid und Konrad von Hohenlohe Grafen des Reichs…" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1235 under which Emperor Friedrich II donated the church at Schlanders to the Teutonic Order[1475].  "Conradus de Hohinloch" acknowledged a debt towards "coniugi sue --- et…filiis Heinrico et Conrado" by charter dated 8 Mar 1247[1476]

m PETRISSA von Büdingen, daughter of GERLACH Herr von Büdingen & his wife ---.  "Godefridus et Conradus fratres de Hoenloch…Godefridus et uxor mea Richenza…Conradus et uxor mea Petrissa" donated property to their donation Kloster Frauenthal by charter dated [Oct] 1232[1477].  "Conradus de Hohinloch" acknowledged a debt towards "coniugi sue --- et…filiis Heinrico et Conrado" by charter dated 8 Mar 1247[1478].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Nov 1247 under which "Conradus de Hoenlo, Roysemannus de Kempnich et Albertus de Tremperg" confirmed a donation of property to Kloster Haina by "Henricus miles de Kensheim cognomento Scoubelin", in accordance with the wishes of "bone recordationis domini Gerlaci de Budingen soceri nostri"[1479]

Konrad & his wife had five children: 

1.         HEINRICH von Hohenlohe (-before 4 Oct 1267, bur Mergentheim).  "Conradus de Hohinloch" acknowledged a debt towards "coniugi sue --- et…filiis Heinrico et Conrado" by charter dated 8 Mar 1247[1480].  "…Henricus et Godefridus fratres de Brunbeke…" confirmed a donation to Kloster Haina by charter dated 5 Nov 1258[1481].  "Henricus de Bruneken" confirmed a donation to Kloster Haina by "avus noster pie memorie Gerlacus de Budingen" by charter dated to [1258][1482].  "Henricus et Gotfridus fratres de Hohinloch" granted property to "Hartmanno et Heinrico fratribus dictis de Eckin" by charter dated 25 May 1259, which provides for future confirmation by "Conradus filius fratris nostri" when he reached the age of majority[1483]m --- von Trymperg, daughter of --- von Trymperg & his wife ---.  Her family origin is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Oct 1267 under which her sons "Gotfridus et Heinricus filius Heinrici quondam de Hohinloch" granted property "in villis Rode et Libelahes", bought together with "avunculo nostro de Trymperg", to "Hartmanno et Heinrico fratribus Geilnhusensibus"[1484].  Heinrich & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         [GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe (-after 4 Oct 1267).  "Gotfridus et Heinricus filius Heinrici quondam de Hohinloch" granted property "in villis Rode et Libelahes", bought together with "avunculo nostro de Trymperg", to "Hartmanno et Heinrico fratribus Geilnhusensibus" by charter dated 4 Oct 1267[1485].  It is not known whether "filius" in this document is an error for "filii" and that Gottfried was therefore another son of Heinrich von Hohenlohe".  This interpretation is implied by the reference to "avunculo nostro", implying that he was uncle of both, which would not of course be the case if Gottfried was the paternal uncle of Heinrich.] 

b)         HEINRICH von Hohenlohe (-20 Apr 1304, bur Mergentheim).  "Gotfridus et Heinricus filius Heinrici quondam de Hohinloch" granted property "in villis Rode et Libelahes", bought together with "avunculo nostro de Trymperg", to "Hartmanno et Heinrico fratribus Geilnhusensibus" by charter dated 4 Oct 1267[1486].  "Domino meo Heinrico de Brunecke…cum fratre suo domino Gebehardo necnon omnibus dominis meis de Hohenloh" consented to the donation of property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim made by "Hiltebrandus de Sauwensheim" by charter dated 2 Mar 1269[1487].  "Heinricus de Hohenloch", naming "Gotfridum de Hohenloch patruum meum" as substitute, promised the Teutonic Order that "Gebehardum fratrem meum, postquam domum redierit" would not oppose the sale of property by "Hiltebrandi militis" by charter dated 6 Mar 1269[1488].  "Heinricus et Gebehardus fratres filii domini Heinrici quondam de Brunecken" confirmed the sale of property at Bachgau and "circa Mogum…in Niderburg, Walestat, Ostheim, Plumheim et in Ringenheim" to Stift Aschaffenburg made by "noster patruus Godefridus de Brunecken" by charter dated 8 Sep 1272[1489].  "Henricus de Hohenlauch…Lukardis uxoris nostre" sold property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 19 Feb 1276[1490].  "Heinricus de Brunecke nobilis" sold property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim, with the consent of "nobilis matrone Alheidis de Zwenbrucken coniugis mee…necnon filiorum meorum Conradi Herbipolensis ecclesie canonici, Gotfridi et Gebehardi", by charter dated 21 Feb 1300 which names "fratrem meum Gebehardum…" among the fiduciaries[1491].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "20 Apr" of "Heinricus de Brunecke filius Heinrici in choro sepulti"[1492]m firstly LUKARDIS, daughter of ---.  "Henricus de Hohenlauch…Lukardis uxoris nostre" sold property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 19 Feb 1276[1493]m secondly ADELHEID von Zweibrücken, daughter of ---.  "Heinricus de Brunecke nobilis" sold property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim, with the consent of "nobilis matrone Alheidis de Zwenbrucken coniugis mee…necnon filiorum meorum Conradi Herbipolensis ecclesie canonici, Gotfridi et Gebehardi", by charter dated 21 Feb 1300[1494].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "11 Sep" of "Dna de Bruneke Adelheydis dicta de Zweinbrucke"[1495].  Heinrich & his first wife had four children: 

i)          BOPPO .  "Heinricus nobilis de Brunecke" donated property to "nobis filio fratri Bopponi" of the Teutonic Order in Mergentheim by charter dated 5 Apr 1289[1496].  Teutonic Knight. 

ii)         KONRAD .  "Heinricus de Brunecke nobilis" sold property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim, with the consent of "nobilis matrone Alheidis de Zwenbrucken coniugis mee…necnon filiorum meorum Conradi Herbipolensis ecclesie canonici, Gotfridi et Gebehardi", by charter dated 21 Feb 1300[1497].  Canon at Würzburg. 

iii)        GOTTFRIED (-1315, bur Mergentheim).  "Heinricus de Brunecke nobilis" sold property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim, with the consent of "nobilis matrone Alheidis de Zwenbrucken coniugis mee…necnon filiorum meorum Conradi Herbipolensis ecclesie canonici, Gotfridi et Gebehardi", by charter dated 21 Feb 1300[1498].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "13 Jun 1315" of "Dns Gotefridus Brunek…in sepulchro patris et avi sui tumulatus"[1499]

iv)       GEBHARD .  "Heinricus de Brunecke nobilis" sold property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim, with the consent of "nobilis matrone Alheidis de Zwenbrucken coniugis mee…necnon filiorum meorum Conradi Herbipolensis ecclesie canonici, Gotfridi et Gebehardi", by charter dated 21 Feb 1300[1500]

c)         GEBHARD von Hohenlohe (-3 Nov [1300]).  "Domino meo Heinrico de Brunecke…cum fratre suo domino Gebehardo necnon omnibus dominis meis de Hohenloh" consented to the donation of property to the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim made by "Hiltebrandus de Sauwensheim" by charter dated 2 Mar 1269[1501].  "Heinricus de Hohenloch", naming "Gotfridum de Hohenloch patruum meum" as substitute, promised the Teutonic Order that "Gebehardum fratrem meum, postquam domum redierit" would not oppose the sale of property by "Hiltebrandi militis" by charter dated 6 Mar 1269[1502].  "Heinricus et Gebehardus fratres filii domini Heinrici quondam de Brunecken" confirmed the sale of property at Bachgau and "circa Mogum…in Niderburg, Walestat, Ostheim, Plumheim et in Ringenheim" to Stift Aschaffenburg made by "noster patruus Godefridus de Brunecken" by charter dated 8 Sep 1272[1503].  The anniversary book of the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim records the death "III Non Nov" of "dominus Ghebehardus de Brunecke" and his donation[1504]m ADELHEID von Taufers, daughter of ULRICH von Taufers & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated [end 1278] under which "G. de Brunek" named "soceri nostri domini Ul. de Toufers"[1505].  "Gebehardus nobilis dictus de Brunecke…domine Adhelleidis uxoris nostre" donated property to the nuns of Wachbach by charter dated 24 Jun 1282[1506].  "Adelheidis relicta quondam nobilis…domini Gebehardi de Hohenloch dicti de Brunecke et Ulricus filius eiusdem" confirmed donations to Würzburg by charter dated 9 Nov 1300[1507].  Gebhard & his wife had two children: 

i)          ULRICH von Hohenlohe (-before 1332).  "Adelheidis relicta quondam nobilis…domini Gebehardi de Hohenloch dicti de Brunecke et Ulricus filius eiusdem" confirmed donations to Würzburg by charter dated 9 Nov 1300[1508]

ii)         HEINRICH von Hohenlohe (-before 1350). 

d)         [ADELHEID von Hohenlohe (-after 1 May 1291).  "Gerhardus comes in Rineke…cum Alheide de Bruneke nostra legitima" donated property to Kloster Schönau by charter dated 1 May 1291[1509].  The parentage of Adelheid is unspecified, but it is reasonable from a chronological point of view to suppose that she was the daughter of Heinrich von Hohenlohe-Brauneck.  m GERHARD Graf von Rieneck, son of ---.] 

2.         KONRAD von Hohenlohe (-after 1251).  "Conradus de Hohinloch" acknowledged a debt towards "coniugi sue --- et…filiis Heinrico et Conrado" by charter dated 8 Mar 1247[1510]m [--- von Henneberg], daughter of [POPPO [VII] Graf von Hennberg] & [his second wife Jutta von Thüringen].  The charter dated 13 Apr 1287, under which "Henricus comes de Kastelle et C. de Tekke" settled disputes with "Hermannum, Henricum fratres necnon Bertoldum comites de Hennenberg avunculos nostros"[1511], indicates that the wife of Konrad von Hohenlohe was related to the Grafen von Henneberg.  The word "avunculos" suggests that the brothers were the maternal uncles of the issuers of the charter.  However, from a chronological point of view, this is unsatisfactory: the marriage date of Konrad von Teck [Hohenlohe], son of Konrad von Hohenlohe, suggests that he was born in [1245/60].  This would place the birth of his mother in [1225/45], indicating that she was of the same generation as the Henneberg brothers.  It is therefore likely that "avunculos" in the 1287 document should be interpreted as meaning "older first cousins".  If this is correct, the mother of Konrad von Teck was probably the paternal aunt of the Henneberg brothers, and a sister (more likely half-sister, given the chronology) of Bertha von Henneberg who was the mother of Heinrich Graf von Castell, the other issuer of the 1287 charter.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.   Konrad & his wife had one child: 

a)         KONRAD von Teck (-[26 Jul/28 Sep] 1290).  "Henricus et Gotfridus fratres de Hohinloch" granted property to "Hartmanno et Heinrico fratribus dictis de Eckin" by charter dated 25 May 1259, which provides for future confirmation by "Conradus filius fratris nostri" when he reached the age of majority[1512].  "Conradus nobilis de Brunecke dictus de Tecke" granted privileges to Kloster Schenbrunn by charter dated 6 May 1280[1513].  "Cunradus de Tecke" reached agreement with Stift Neumünster by charter dated 6 Jul 1283[1514].  "Cunradus nobilis de Brunecke dictus de Tecke" granted privileges to Kloster Bronnbach by charter dated 12 Jun 1284[1515].  "Henricus comes de Kastelle et C. de Tekke" settled disputes with "Hermannum, Henricum fratres necnon Bertoldum comites de Hennenberg avunculos nostros" by charter dated 13 Apr 1287[1516].  "Conradus nobilis de Tecke" compensated damage to Kloster Ebrach by charter dated 26 Jul 1290[1517].  Heinrich Landgraf von Hessen confirmed donations to Hochstift Würzburg of property of "Conradus de Theke" held from "dem Grafen von Ziegenhain suo sororio ac nostro genero" in case Konrad died without heirs, by charter dated 28 Sep 1290[1518].  Eufemia Abbess of Ritzingen confirmed property of "domini Craftoni de Hoello…Cunrado suo filio" obtained before the death of "nobilis viri Cunradi de Tekke pie memorie" by charter dated 28 Sep 1290[1519]m (before 1 Apr 1278) --- von Ziegenhain, daughter of GOTTFRIED Graf von Ziegenhain & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Apr 1278 under which "Cunradus de Bruneke dictus de Decke" promised help if "Godefridum natum quondam nobilis viri Godefridi comitis de Cygenhain sororium meum" died without heirs[1520]

3.         ANDREAS von Hohenlohe (-after 1245).  Hermann Bishop of Würzburg appointed "Andream filium nobilis viri Cunradi de Hohinloch" as provost of Würzburg by charter dated 26 May 1245[1521]

4.         MECHTILD von Hohenlohe (-1293).  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation for the marriage of "M. der Witwe des Pfalzgrafen K. von Tübingen" and "dem edlen Herrn R. von Dürn", despite her two husbands being in 4o consanguinity, dated 10 Dec 1253[1522].  "Rupertus de Durne…uxoris mee Mehtildis" sold property to Kloster Seligenthal by charter dated 28 Aug 1277[1523].  "Rupert von Dürn" donated property to Kloster Amorbach, for the soul of "coniugis nostre quondam domine Mehildis nobilis de Bruneke", by charter dated 25 Mar 1303[1524]m firstly KONRAD [I] Pfalzgraf von Tübingen, son of HUGO [V] Pfalzgraf von Tübingen & his wife --- (-before 1253).  m secondly (Papal dispensation 10 Dec 1253) RUPRECHT [III] von Dürn-Forchtenberg, son of --- (-1303 or after). 

5.         GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe (-1312).  "…Henricus et Godefridus fratres de Brunbeke…" confirmed a donation to Kloster Haina by charter dated 5 Nov 1258[1525].  "Heinricus de Hohenloch", naming "Gotfridum de Hohenloch patruum meum" as substitute, promised the Teutonic Order that "Gebehardum fratrem meum, postquam domum redierit" would not oppose the sale of property by "Hiltebrandi militis" by charter dated 6 Mar 1269[1526].  "Gotfridus de Hohenloh" confirmed that "Gebehardum fratruelem meum" would not oppose the sale of property to the Teutonic Order made by "Hiltibrando milite de Sauwensheim" by charter dated 8 May 1269[1527].  "Godefridus nobilis de Brunecke et --- uxor nostra" sold property at Bachgau and "circa Mogum…in Niderburg, Walestat, Ostheim, Plumheim et in Ringenheim" to Stift Aschaffenburg by charter dated 1272[1528].  "Godefridus de Brunecken…collectalis nostre Elysabeth" donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 12 Dec 1279, witnessed by "frater Hermannus de Hohenloch patruus noster…"[1529].  "Gotfridus de Bruneke" sold property in Sechselbach to Kloster Frauenthal, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Elizabeth…filii nostri Andree", by charter dated 18 Aug 1284[1530].  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[1531]m firstly WILLIBIRG, daughter of --- (-[1272/78]).  "Willeburgis collateralis nobilis viri Godefridi de Brunecke" confirmed the sale of property at Bachgau and "circa Mogum…in Niderburg, Walestat, Ostheim, Plumheim et in Ringenheim" to Stift Aschaffenburg made by "maritus meus predictus" by charter dated Apr 1273, witnessed by "patruus meus Crafto de Hohenloch…matertera mea Willeberga ipsius collateralis…"[1532].  This charter suggests that Willibirg was related in her own right to Kraft von Hohenlohe and his first wife Willibirg von Wertheim.  The chronology is unfavourable for Kraft to have been her "patruus" by blood.  The more likely case therefore is that Willibirg was a member of the family of the Grafen von Wertheim.  m secondly (before 12 Dec 1279) ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Godefridus de Brunecken…collectalis nostre Elysabeth" donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 12 Dec 1279, witnessed by "frater Hermannus de Hohenloch patruus noster…"[1533].  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[1534].  Gottfried & his first wife had six children: 

a)         ANDREAS von Brauneck (-1318).  "Gotfridus de Bruneke" sold property in Sechselbach to Kloster Frauenthal, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Elizabeth…filii nostri Andree", by charter dated 18 Aug 1284[1535].  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[1536]

b)         GOTTFRIED von Brauneck .  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[1537]

c)         KONRAD von Brauneck .  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[1538]

d)         EMICH von Brauneck .  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[1539]

e)         ELISABETH von Brauneck .  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[1540]

f)          WILLIBIRG von Brauneck (-after 1301).  "Graf Friedrich von Castell und seine Gattin Wilpirgis" consented to a sale of property in Opferbaum to Kloster Himmelspforten by charter dated 1 May 1289[1541].  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[1542].  "Graf Friedrich von Castell und seine Gattin Elisabeth" sold property to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, with the consent of "Friderici canonici ecclesie Babenbergensis, Hermanni et Elizabeth, nostrorum liberorum nostri Friderici predicti habitorum cum Wildeberg de Brunecke priore nostra conthorali", by charter dated 21 Feb 1326[1543]m (before 1 May 1289) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH [IV] Graf von Castell, son of --- (-1349). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 18.  GRAFEN und HERREN von ISENBURG

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN und HERREN von ISENBURG 

 

 

1.         GERLACH (-after 1110).  Graf von Isenburg.  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…"[1544].  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…"[1545]m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach & his wife had two children: 

a)         REMBOLD von Isenburg (-after 1121).  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"[1546]m --- von Arnstein, daughter of LUDWIG Graf von Arnstein & his wife ---.  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom the sixth was ancestor of "Ysinburgensem prosapiam"[1547].  Rembold & his wife had three children: 

i)          GERLACH (-after 1142)Graf von Isenburg.  "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"[1548].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed donations to Kloster St Thomas bei Andernach by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "Fridericus comes de Vienna, Godefridus de Asche, Gerlacus de Isenburg et frater eius Remboldus…"[1549]

-         see below

ii)         REMBOLD (-after 20 Apr 1152).  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed donations to Kloster St Thomas bei Andernach by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "Fridericus comes de Vienna, Godefridus de Asche, Gerlacus de Isenburg et frater eius Remboldus…"[1550].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Lonnich by charter dated 1142 witnessed by "Walrammus comes de Arlo, Fridericus comes de Vianna, Gerlacus, Reinboldus, Sigefridus fratres de Isenburch, Heinricus de Cazenelinboge…"[1551].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Remboldus de Isenburg…"[1552]

iii)        SIEGFRIED (-after 1142).  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Lonnich by charter dated 1142 witnessed by "Walrammus comes de Arlo, Fridericus comes de Vianna, Gerlacus, Reinboldus, Sigefridus fratres de Isenburch, Heinricus de Cazenelinboge…"[1553]

b)         GERLACH von Isenburg (-after 1117).  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"[1554]

2.         REMBOLD von Isenburg (-after 1112).  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…"[1555].  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…"[1556]

 

 

GERLACH von Isenburg, son of REIMBOLD von Isenburg & his wife --- von Arnstein (-after 1142)Graf von Isenburg.  "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"[1557].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed donations to Kloster St Thomas bei Andernach by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "Fridericus comes de Vienna, Godefridus de Asche, Gerlacus de Isenburg et frater eius Remboldus…"[1558].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Lonnich by charter dated 1142 witnessed by "Walrammus comes de Arlo, Fridericus comes de Vianna, Gerlacus, Reinboldus, Sigefridus fratres de Isenburch, Heinricus de Cazenelinboge…"[1559]

m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known. 

Gerlach & his wife had three children: 

1.         GERLACH von Isenburg (-before 1167).  m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERLACH von Isenburg (-after 1209).  Herr von Kobern.  Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[1560].  "Dominus Gerlacus de Kouerne" as Vogt von Laach reached agreement with Kloster Laach concerning property "in Hembach et Bedendorp" by charter dated 1190[1561].  "Gerlacus de Isenburg et eius filiis" agreed that "castri de Altenburg et castri de Coverna inferioris" were fiefs of the archbishopric of Trier by charter dated to [1194], witnessed by "Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenz, Gotfridus comes de Virneburg et frater eius Fridericus, Reinboldus et Henricus de Isenburg"[1562].  Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded that "comes Hermannus de Nassowe et pater eius bone memorie Robertus…et Waleramus cognatus eius" relinquished the Vogtei of Trier to "Conradi Palatini comitis de Rheno" who surrendered it to the archbishopric, by charter dated to [1197/1212] witnessed by "…Folmarus comes de Castelle, Gerardus comes de Disse, Gerlacus de Kouerna, Remboldus et frater eius Bruno de Isemburg, Hartmannus de Budingen…"[1563].  A charter dated to [1207] records a dispute between "Remboldo de Isenburg" and Kloster Himmerode relating to property "de Kilwalt", recording that "pater meus et pater Remboldi cognati mei" divided their inheritance between them, that "patruus meus prepositus Bruno" used the property "permissione fratris sui qui erat patruus et tutor noster", that "defuncto patruo nostro…tutor noster" the property was inherited by Rembold and "frater meus", witnessed by "patruelem Remboldi…Gerlacum de Kouerne"[1564].  Johann Archbishop of Trier settled between "dominum Gerlacum de Couerne" and the abbey of St Maria, Trier concerning "in Couerne…advocati", relinquished by "filiis suis Gerlaco…et Henrico", by charter dated 1207[1565]

-        HERREN von ISENBURG in KOBERN[1566].  "Remboldus de Isinburch et filius eius Salatinus, Gerlacus et Heinricus frater eius de Isenburch, Heinricus de Isenburch et Everardus frater eius, Heinricus burgravius de Isenburch…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Oct 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded a settlement between Rommersdorf abbey and "nobilis vir Bruno de Isenburg" concerning "Gladebag…monasterio"[1567].  

b)         HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg (-before 1227).  Herr von Isenburg in Cleeberg.  Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[1568]

-        HERREN von ISENBURG in CLEEBERG

c)         EBERHARD (-after 8 Oct 1210).  "Remboldus de Isinburch et filius eius Salatinus, Gerlacus et Heinricus frater eius de Isenburch, Heinricus de Isenburch et Everardus frater eius, Heinricus burgravius de Isenburch…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Oct 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded a settlement between Rommersdorf abbey and "nobilis vir Bruno de Isenburg" concerning "Gladebag…monasterio"[1569].  

2.         BRUNO .  A charter dated to [1207] records a dispute between "Remboldo de Isenburg" and Kloster Himmerode relating to property "de Kilwalt", recording that "pater meus et pater Remboldi cognati mei" divided their inheritance between them, that "patruus meus prepositus Bruno" used the property "permissione fratris sui qui erat patruus et tutor noster", that "defuncto patruo nostro…tutor noster" the property was inherited by Rembold and "frater meus", witnessed by "patruelem Remboldi…Gerlacum de Kouerne"[1570]

3.         REMBOLD von Isenburg (-[1175])

-        HERREN von ISENBURG und KEMPENICH

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von BÜDINGEN 

 

 

1.         HERMANN von Büdigen (-after 1194).  Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen" by charter dated 1191[1571].  "…Hermannus et Gerlacus de Budingen…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz renewed the donation of "ecclesiam in Mengesrod" made to Kloster Ravengirsburg by "comitissa Friderun…et mariti sui Stephani"[1572]

 

2.         GERLACH von Büdigen (-before Nov 1247).  "…Hermannus et Gerlacus de Budingen…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz renewed the donation of "ecclesiam in Mengesrod" made to Kloster Ravengirsburg by "comitissa Friderun…et mariti sui Stephani"[1573]Herr von Büdigen.  "…Gerlacus de Butingin, Fridericus de Truhindigin, Ebirhardus dapifer de Waltpurc…" witnessed the charter dated 24 Apr 1222 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed a donation to Kloster Salem[1574].  "…Rupertus et Ludewicus fratres et comites de Kastel, Fridericus de Truhendingen, Gerlacus de Butingen, Gotfridus et Cunradus fratres de Hohenloch…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Jan 1227 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed a sale of property to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim made by "Heinricus vir nobilis de Egersperge"[1575].  "Dominus G. de Budingen…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Sep 1240 under which "Theodoricus de Bardenhusen et Gerdrudis uxor sua" donated property to Kloster Merholz[1576]m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach & his wife had one child: 

a)         PETRISSA von Büdigen (-after Nov 1247) .  "Godefridus et Conradus fratres de Hoenloch…Godefridus et uxor mea Richenza…Conradus et uxor mea Petrissa" donated property to their donation Kloster Frauenthal by charter dated [Oct] 1232[1577].  "Conradus de Hohinloch" acknowledged a debt towards "coniugi sue --- et…filiis Heinrico et Conrado" by charter dated 8 Mar 1247[1578].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Nov 1247 under which "Conradus de Hoenlo, Roysemannus de Kempnich et Albertus de Tremperg" confirmed a donation of property to Kloster Haina by "Henricus miles de Kensheim cognomento Scoubelin", in accordance with the wishes of "bone recordationis domini Gerlaci de Budingen soceri nostri"[1579]m KONRAD Herr von Hohenlohe, son of HEINRICH von Hohenlohe & his first wife --- (-1249). 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von ISENBURG in CLEEBERG und in ARENFELS

 

 

HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg, son of GERLACH von Isenburg & his wife --- (-before 1227).  Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[1580].  "Remboldus de Isinburch et filius eius Salatinus, Gerlacus et Heinricus frater eius de Isenburch, Heinricus de Isenburch et Everardus frater eius, Heinricus burgravius de Isenburch…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Oct 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded a settlement between Rommersdorf abbey and "nobilis vir Bruno de Isenburg" concerning "Gladebag…monasterio"[1581].   "Henricus de Ysenburch…uxor mea Irmingardis et filius meus Henricus" exchanged property with the abbot of Laach by charter dated 6 Jan 1213[1582].  "Henricus burcgravius de Isemburc crucesignatus" donated "Markemberc" to Kloster Romersdorf, noting that it was the wish of "olim mihi uxorem…et filios ac filias suscepissem ex ea" and that "illa uxore autem defuncta", by charter dated 30 Jan 1218, witnessed by "Lotharius comes de Widhe, Henricus iunior de Isemburc, Theodericus de Widhe…"[1583]

m IRMENGARD, daughter of --- (-[6 Jan 1213/30 Jan 1218]).  "Henricus de Ysenburch…uxor mea Irmingardis et filius meus Henricus" exchanged property with the abbot of Laach by charter dated 6 Jan 1213[1584].  Her date of death is set by the charter dated 30 Jan 1218 under which [her husband] "Henricus burcgravius de Isemburc crucesignatus" donated "Markemberc" to Kloster Romersdorf, noting that it was the wish of "olim mihi uxorem…et filios ac filias suscepissem ex ea" and that "illa uxore autem defuncta"[1585].  This charter also confirms that she was the mother of Heinrich´s children. 

Heinrich [I] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] von Isenburg (-after 29 Sep 1278).  "Henricus de Ysenburch…uxor mea Irmingardis et filius meus Henricus" exchanged property with the abbot of Laach by charter dated 6 Jan 1213[1586].  "Henricus burcgravius de Isemburc crucesignatus" donated "Markemberc" to Kloster Romersdorf by charter dated 30 Jan 1218, witnessed by "…Henricus iunior de Isemburc…"[1587].  "Heinricus et Gerlacus fratres de Ysenburc, advocati Limpurgiensis ecclesie" acknowledged rights of the archbishop of Mainz by charter dated 3 Nov 1232[1588].  "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, witnessed by "…Fridericus frater noster Sancte Marie ad Gradus prepositi Colon…"