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HAINAUT

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INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                COMTES de HAINAUT. 5

A.         COMTES de HAINAUT [998]-[1051] (REGINAR family) 5

B.         COMTES de HAINAUT [1051]-1195 (COUNTS of FLANDERS) 22

C.        SEIGNEURS du RŒULX.. 35

D.        SEIGNEURS de WERCHIN.. 48

E.         COMTES de HAINAUT 1191-1244. 51

F.         COMTES de HAINAUT 1244-1356 (AVESNES) 54

G.        COMTES de HAINAUT 1356-1436 (WITTELSBACH) 68

Chapter 2.                ATH, CHIEVRES, LENS, LIGNE. 75

A.         SEIGNEURS d’ATH.. 75

B.         SEIGNEURS de CHIEVRES.. 78

C.        SEIGNEURS de LENS.. 81

D.        SEIGNEURS de LIGNE.. 87

Chapter 3.                SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES, de LEUZE et de CONDE. 99

A.         SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES.. 100

B.         SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES, de LEUZE et de CONDE (d'OISY) 101

C.        SEIGNEURS de BERLAIMONT. 118

D.        SEIGNEURS de CONDE.. 126

E.         SEIGNEURS de CONDE (CHÂTILLON) 134

Chapter 4.                CHARLEROI 138

A.         SEIGNEURS de FONTAINE[-l’EVÊQUE] 138

B.         THUIN.. 144

Chapter 5.                SEIGNEURS d'ENGHIEN. 147

Chapter 6.                MONS. 165

A.         CHÂTELAINS de MONS.. 165

B.         FAMILY of GOSSUIN de MONS.. 170

C.        SEIGNEURS de QUIEVRAIN.. 176

Chapter 7.                SOUTHERN HAINAUT. 177

A.         SEIGNEURS de BARBANÇON.. 177

B.         SEIGNEURS de BARBANÇON (LIGNE) 191

C.        SEIGNEURS de CHIMAY.. 192

D.        COMTES de CHIMAY, PRINCES de CHIMAY (CROY) 197

Chapter 8.                COMTES et CHÂTELAINS de TOURNAI 201

A.         COMTES [de TOURNAI] 201

B.         CHÂTELAINS de TOURNAI 202

C.        SEIGNEURS d’ESPINOY et d’ANTOING.. 216

D.        CHASTELER.. 228

Chapter 9.                TRAZEGNIES, SILLY. 237

A.         SEIGNEURS de SILLY.. 237

B.         SEIGNEURS de TRAZEGNIES.. 239

C.        SEIGNEURS de TRAZEGNIES (HAMAL) 274

D.        SEIGNEURS de HELLEBECQ.. 277

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Hainaut was located directly south of the county of Flanders and the ancient county of Brabant, coinciding approximately with the province of present-day Belgium of the same name and the neighbouring areas of the current French department of Nord.  It derives its name from the pagus Hainoensis, named after the river Haine, a tributary of the river Escaut which marked the western border of the pagus.  The county was bordered to the south by the county of Cambrai and to the east by the pagus Lommensis, which later developed into the county of Namur.  Ecclesiastically, most of the county fell within the jurisdiction of the bishop of Cambrai, in the archbishopric of Reims, although the northern and eastern parts were probably controlled by the bishop of Liège, in the ecclesiastical province of Köln.  Politically, Hainaut lay within imperial jurisdiction and formed part of the kingdom of Lotharingia after the 843 treaty of Verdun.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Hainoum…" to King Charles[1]

 

The county's geographic proximity to France ensured strong French political and linguistic influence in its development.  However, as with the neighbouring county of Flanders, there were jurisdictional conflicts with the empire.  This is presumably traceable to the Germanic origins of the first family of counts, the Reginars, who had initially been installed as counts along the banks of the middle reaches of the river Maas by Emperor Lothaire in the 840s (see Grafen von Maasgau, in the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY).  The existence of the series of counts named Reginar, between the early years of the 10th century and [1039], is corroborated by many primary sources, as shown below.  Secondary works, for example Europäische Stammtafeln[2], distinguish five different counts of this name over the period.  This is based on the assumption that the count Reginar who is referred to in the sources as "Raginerus dictus Longi-colli" was Count Reginar [I] (see Chapter 1).  The Annales Hanoniæ, on the other hand, specify only four counts named Reginar in the introductory Chapter VIII (in a line, father to son) and in the more detailed later chapters only three, with remarkably few details about their lives.  Information on the precise family relationships between the different counts Reginar is surprisingly sparse in the other primary sources so far consulted.  As will be seen below, the evidently unreliable Annales provide the only references to key members of the family.  The traditional Europäische Stammtafeln outline of the family has been retained for presentational purposes in the present document.  However, it must be emphasised that a completely satisfactory verification of all the relationships has not been possible from the available sources. 

 

Count Reginar [IV] and his descendants are more frequently described in contemporary records as counts of Mons than counts of Hainaut, reflecting the importance assumed by the castle as the family's main power base.  The capture of Mons castle, recorded in 998 by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines[3], represented a shift to the west of the sphere of activity of the Reginar family, but it created a rift between Count Reginar [IV] and his brother Count Lambert, who had established himself as count of Louvain (see BRABANT, LOUVAIN).  Matters came to a head with the battle of Florennes in 1015 between Count Reginar [V], son of Count Reginar [IV], and his uncle Lambert in which the latter was killed.  Little information has been found in contemporary sources on the subsequent activities of Count Reginar [V]. 

 

Conflict with France prompted the German kings to establish military marches, headed by a count, on the right bank of the river Schelde/Escaut from Valenciennes in the south to Antwerp in the north.  The march of Valenciennes lay within the county of Hainaut, which resulted in dual appointment of counts within the same county.  The counts in the march of Valenciennes are shown in Chapter 2 of this document. 

 

Count Reginar [V] was succeeded as count of Mons by Count Herman, about whom little is known.  The precise relationship between Count Herman and Count Reginar [V], fully discussed below, provides one of the most intriguing puzzles in the history of the Reginar family.  Whatever the precise family background of Count Herman, his widow Richilde transmitted the county of Hainaut to her second husband the future Baudouin VI Count of Flanders as a result of their marriage in the early 1050s (see Chapter 3).  There may, in the mid-11th century, have been some lingering juridical doubt about imperial jurisdiction over the county of Hainaut, because in 1071 Emperor Heinrich IV arranged a complex series of surrenders and re-grants, confirmed by agreement at Liège, with the aim of confirming the status of both the counties of Hainaut and Valenciennes as imperial fiefs[4].  This process also confirmed imperial protection for Hainaut and the succession of the minor Comte Baudouin III, which may otherwise have been threatened by his paternal uncle Robert I Count of Flanders who had already subjugated the county of Holland.  The county of Hainaut survived as a separate entity from Flanders until the late 1190s.  The two counties were eventually united as a result of the marriage in 1169 of the future Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut and the future Marguerite I Ctss of Flanders, Count Baudouin V succeeding in 1191 as Baudouin VIII Count of Flanders, by right of his wife. 

 

After half a century of joint rule, Hainaut regained its separate existence as a result of the turbulent marital life of Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders, the county of Hainaut passing to her children by her first husband Bouchard d'Avesnes (see Chapter 4), while Flanders was inherited by her children by her second husband Guillaume de Dampierre.  Jean II Comte de Hainaut inherited the county of Holland in 1299 from his mother's family, and his descendants in the male line ruled both counties until 1345 when they passed to Marguerite, sister of the last count Guillaume IV and second wife of Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria, who was later installed as king of Germany and crowned emperor.  The two counties were ruled by counts from the Bavarian Wittelsbach family until 1433 (see Chapter 5).  However, from the early 15th century, the Valois-Capet dukes of Burgundy acquired control over many of the counties and duchies in the Low Countries as a result of prudent dynastic marriages.  In 1428, Philippe III "le Bon" Duke of Burgundy installed himself as regent of Holland and Hainaut for the last Wittelsbach ruler, comtesse Jacqueline, and in 1433 procured her deposition and his installation as count in her place.  The two counties were thereby incorporated into the Burgundian territories in the Low Countries which, by another twist of dynastic fate, passed to the Habsburg family as a result of the marriage in 1477 of Marie, daughter and heiress of the last Valois duke of Burgundy, to Archduke Maximilian. 

 

The families of some noble seigneurs in the county of Hainaut are also shown in the present document.  The heraldry and genealogy of the pairies and baronnies of the county of Hainaut are discussed fully in the website of Le Cercle Heraldus de Mons a.s.b.l[5]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de HAINAUT

 

 

A.      COMTES de HAINAUT [998]-[1051] (REGINAR family)

 

 

REGINAR [I] "Langhals/Longneck", son of [GISELBERT Graaf van Maasgau & his wife --- of Lotharingia] ([850]-Meerssen [25 Aug 915/19 Jan 916]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Manicherius filius [Albonis]" (in a later passage clarified to be "Manicerius Registensis dominus") as "pater aut avunculus primi Ragineri" and "Raginerus dictus Longi-colli filius eius"[6], which, as explained in the Introduction, must be incorrect.  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Rignerius Montensis comes" as the ally of "Francone episcopo Leodiensi" against the Vikings in 870, and in a later undated passage record "Raginerus" fighting "cum Frissonibus in Walacria contra Rollonem"[7], although it is unclear from the context whether these references are to "Raginerus dictus Longi-colli".  Guillaume de Jumièges records that “Rollo” attacked “Walgrenses...gens barbara”, devastated “in Walgras” allied with “Alstemus rex Anglorum”, and defeated “Rainerium Longi-colli Hasbacensme et Hainaucensem ducem et Radebodum Frisiæ regionis principem” whose help “Walgris” had sought[8].  The date when Reginar was installed as Comte de Hainaut is uncertain but was probably during the last quarter of the 9th century.  An agreement dated 14 Jun 877 of Emperor Charles II "le Chauve", presumably written with his own death in mind, names "Arnulfus comes, Gislebertus, Letardus, Matfridus, Widricus, Gotbertus, Adalbertus, Ingelgerus, Rainerus" as those willing to support the emperor's son if he travelled across the Meuse[9], although it is curious that "Giselbertus…Rainerus" should both be included if one was the father of the other"Ragenarius comes…et coniuge mea Hersenda" confirmed the donation of revenue from "Sathanacense atque Mousense" to Saint-Dagobert de Stenay made by "Carolus…Augustus Imperiali" by charter dated to after 886[10]The Annales Vedastini name "Balduinus…comes et Rodulfus frater eius necnon et Ragnerus" when recording that they joined Zwentibold of Lotharingia in 895[11].  The Breve Chronicon Epternacense names “Reinerus” as abbot of Echternach from 897 to 915[12].  Lay-abbot of St Servatius at Maastricht before May 898.  Regino records that in 898 Zwentibold King of Lotharingia banished "Reginarium ducem…sibi fidissimum et unicum consiliarium" who went with "Odacro comite et quibusdam aliis, cum mulieribus et parvulis" to "Durfos" (near "Mosa fluvius") where they were besieged[13].  The passage appears to be the only indication that Reginar was granted the title duke.  Reginar was presumably rehabilitated after King Zweintibold was murdered, as shown by the following charter: Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Stablo and "Reginarius comes" by charter dated 10 Sep 902[14].  Lay-abbot of Stablo and Malmédy 900-902.  King Ludwig IV also confirmed an exchange of property involving "Reganarius comes" by charter dated 20 Oct 906[15], and a donation of property "…in pago ac in comitatu Hainuense" to the church of Tongern at the request of "Kepehardus et Reginharius comites" by charter dated 18 Jan 908[16].  "Raginarius comes" and the abbot of Stavelot granted property "in pago Hasbanio in locis Honavi, Versines et Serangio" to "quidam fidelium nostrorum Harduinus" by charter dated 911, signed by "Ragenarii comitis, Issaac comitis, Macineri comitis…"[17].  Reginar was installed as marchio by Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks in 915.  Richer records the death of "Ragenerus vir consularis et nobilis cognomento Collo-Longus" at "apud Marsnam palatium"[18]

m [firstly] HERSENDA, daughter of ---.  "Ragenarius comes…et coniuge mea Hersenda" confirmed the donation of revenue from "Sathanacense atque Mousense" to Saint-Dagobert de Stenay made by "Carolus…Augustus Imperiali" by charter dated to after 886[19]

m [secondly] ALBERADA, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 10 Feb 968 under which her daughter-in-law "Gerberga…Francorum regina" donated "alodo…Marsnam in comitatu Masaugo" to Reims Saint-Rémy, confirmed by "comitibus Emmone et Ansfrido", for the souls of "senioris nostri piæ memoriæ Gisleberti suique…patris…et matris Rageneri et Albradæ"[20].  The estimated birth date of her son Giselbert suggests that Alberada may have been her husband’s second wife, assuming that the charter which names his other wife Hersenda can be dated to soon after 886 (see above).  Another possibility is that both documents refer to the same person, one or other having incorrectly represented her name.  Rösch suggests that Alberada may have been heiress of Hainaut[21].  Guillaume de Jumièges describes how "uxor Raineri" returned captured prisoners to Rollo and paid him gold, silver and all the taxes of the duchy, but does not name her[22]

Count Reginar [I] & his [second] wife had three children:

1.         GISELBERT [II] ([885/900]-drowned in the Rhine, near Andernach 2 Oct 939).  Richer records that "Gisleberto eius filio" succeeded on the death of "Ragenerus vir consularis et nobilis cognomento Collo-Longus"[23].  Created dux in 928 by Heinrich I King of Germany, effectively creating him GISELBERT Duke of Lotharingia

-        GRAAFEN van MAASGAU

2.         REGINAR [II] ([885/900]-932 or after).  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Raginerus" as son of "Raginerus dictus Longi-colli"[24].  The Miraculæ S. Maximi record that [25]The primary source which confirms that Reginar [II] was Comte de Hainaut has not yet been identified, but this is probably correct. 

          -        see below

3.         other children: see GRAAFEN van MAASGAU

 

 

REGINAR [II], son of REGINAR [I] "Langhals/Longneck" Graf im Maasgau & his wife Alberade --- ([885/900]-932 or after).  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Raginerus" as son of "Raginerus dictus Longi-colli"[26].  Flodoard names "Ragenarii, fratris ipsius Gisleberti"[27].  Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks restored Kloster Süsteren to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names "fidelium nostrorum…Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gislebertus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus comes, Erleboldus"[28].  A document dated 7 Nov 921 recording a meeting between King Charles III "le Simple" and Heinrich I King of Germany names "Matfredus, Erkengerus, Hagano, Boso, Waltkerus, Isaac, Ragenberus, Theodricus, Adalardus, Adelelmus" as representatives of the former[29].  It is not certain that "Ragenberus" refers to Reginar [II] Comte de Hainaut.  Flodoard's Annals record that "Berengarius" captured "Giselbertum" and only freed him after receiving "filiis Ragenarii fratris ipsius Gisleberti" as hostages, after which Giselbert ravaged the lands of "Berengarii, Ragenariique fratris sui et Isaac comitis"[30].  The primary source which confirms that Reginar [II] was Comte de Hainaut has not yet been identified.  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Regenarius comes" of property "in pago Ardenna super fluvia Aisna in comitatu Waudricia in villa Villaro" and by "predicti Regenarii filius nomine Liechardus in pago Hasbanensi in villa Gingolonham", by "Rodolphus comes villa Lentlo", by "Hillinus…in villa…Gislebrertruoz…pro anima Gisloberti genitoris sui", and by "Robertus uxorque eius…Geua cum filio suo Regennario…in pago Hainau in villa…Hayna" by charter dated 24 Jan 966[31].  This document presumably refers to Comte Reginar [II], as his son Reginar [III] was living in exile at the date of the charter. 

m ---.  No reference has been found to the name or origin of the wife of Comte Reginar [II].  However, the introduction of the name Lietard into the Hainaut family after this marriage suggests that she may have been related to the family of the comtes de Huy (see LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY).  If this is correct, she was --- [de Huy], daughter of ---.  This would also explain why her grandson became comte de Louvain, which formed part of the territories relinquished by Ansfrid [II] Comte de Huy when he was appointed bishop of Utrecht in 995.  Dhondt suggests that the wife of Reginar [III] was the sister of Comte Ansfrid [II], whose father was named Lambert, the name given by Reginar [III] to his younger son.  In addition to the onomastic arguments, Dhondt comments that the voogdij of Gembloux abbey passed from Ansfrid [II] to Lambert [I] de Hainaut[32].  This provides an additional argument for a family relationship between the comtes de Huy and the comtes de Hainaut.  However, Dhondt’s suggestion does not explain the introduction of the name Lietard into the Hainaut family.  On balance, it appears more likely that such a family connection was through the wife of Reginar [II] rather than the wife of Reginar [III].  If this is correct, it is possible that the wife of Reginar [II] was the paternal aunt of Ansfrid [II].  Comte Reginar [II] & his wife had four children:

1.         REGINAR [III] ([920]-973).  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Raginerus" as son of "Raginerus [filius Ragineri dicti Longi-colli]"[33].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the possession of Kloster Süsteren by Prüm abbey by charter dated 1 Jun 949, signed by "Cuonradus dux, Herimannus dux, Hezzo comes, Godefridus comes, Rudolfus comes, Reginherus comes"[34].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Hainaut, although the date he took control of the county is not known.  "Ragineri comitis…" signed the charter dated to [936/57] under which "Adhelardus et conjux mea Fulcuera" donated a serf to the abbey of Saint-Ghislain[35]In 956, Reginar seized Brussels and the surrounding areas which had been the dower of Gerberge Queen of France on her first marriage to his uncle Giselbert Duke of Lotharingia.  King Lothaire, together with Bruno Archbishop of Köln, invaded Count Reginar's territory, captured his fort on the Chier and took his family prisoner, releasing them only after Reginar returned the land which he had taken[36].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that Reginar was banished to Bohemia in [958] by Archbishop Bruno[37], but was later reinstated in Hainaut by Otto II King of Germany[38]m ADELA, daughter of --- (-961).  The Annales Hanoniæ record the death in 961 of "Adela comitissa Montensis…uxor Ragineri comitis"[39], although as this passage follows closely on those dealing with the exploits of "Raginerus Longi-colli" it is unclear to which Count Reginar the Annales are referring at this point.  She is named in secondary sources as Adela von Dachsburg, daughter of Hugo [V] Graf von Dachsburg und Egisheim [Alsace] & his wife Hildegard ---, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  Comte Reginar [III] & his wife had two children:

a)         REGINAR [IV] (after 947-1013).  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Raginerus" as son of "secundi Ragineri"[40].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Raginerus" captured "Montem castri" from "comiti Godefrido" in 998[41].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1013 of "in Haynico…comite Raginero Montense"[42]

          -        see below

b)         LAMBERT [I] de Hainaut ([950]-killed in battle Florennes 12 Sep 1015).  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Lambertus…comes Lovaniensis" as son of "Rignerii comitis Montensis"[43]" He established himself as LAMBERT [I] "le Barbu" Comte de Louvain

                   -        COMTES de LOUVAIN

2.         RUDOLF (-after 24 Jan 966).  His parentage is confirmed by Flodoard who records, in 944, that "Hugo dux" requested "Herimann[us]…qui missus erat…" to besiege "castella Ragnarii ac Rodulfi fratrum, Ludowici regis fidelium"[44], on the assumption that "Ragnarii" refers to Count Reginar [III] (see above).  "Otto…rex" confirmed the possession of Kloster Süsteren by Prüm abbey by charter dated 1 Jun 949, signed by "Cuonradus dux, Herimannus dux, Hezzo comes, Godefridus comes, Rudolfus comes, Reginherus comes"[45], the order of subscribers' names suggesting that Rudolf may have been considered senior to Reginar although it is not certain that this inevitably means that he was older.  Graf von Maasgau: "Otto…rex" granted property "Cassallo…in pago Masalant in comitatu Ruodolfi" to "vassallo nostro Ansfrid" at the request of "nostri fidelis Conradis ducis" by charter dated 7 Oct 950[46]Comte de Hesbaie: "Otto…rex" granted Kloster Alden-Eyck "in pago Huste in comitatu Ruodulphi" to the bishopric of Liège by charter dated 4 Jul 952[47].  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Regenarius comes" of property "in pago Ardenna super fluvia Aisna in comitatu Waudricia in villa Villaro" and by "predicti Regenarii filius nomine Liechardus in pago Hasbanensi in villa Gingolonham" and by "Rodolphus comes villa Lentlo" by charter dated 24 Jan 966[48].  The charter dated 17 Jan 966, under which "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "curtem Galmina [Jamine]…que quondam Rudolfi erat…in pago Haspengewe in comitatu Werenherii qua postmodum fideli nostro comiti Immoni condonavimus" to the Marienkapelle, Aachen[49], describes that Rudolf's property was confiscated, presumably at the same time as his brother Reginar [III] was banished. 

3.         LIETARD (-[before 944]).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Regenarius comes" of property "in pago Ardenna super fluvia Aisna in comitatu Waudricia in villa Villaro" and by "predicti Regenarii filius nomine Liechardus in pago Hasbanensi in villa Gingolonham", by "Rodolphus comes villa Lentlo", by "Hillinus…in villa…Gislebrertruoz…pro anima Gisloberti genitoris sui", and by "Robertus uxorque eius…Geua cum filio suo Regennario…in pago Hainau in villa…Hayna" by charter dated 24 Jan 966[50]

4.         daughterHer origin is deduced from the Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium which refers to "Raginero comiti…Longicollus" as "primi Baldrici Leodicensium episcopi avunculus"[51], although it appears chronologically more likely that "Raginero" was Reginar [III] rather than his paternal grandfather Reginar [I], an interpretation which appears confirmed by the same source which records the death in battle at Florennes of "Lantbertum comitem filium Ragineri Longicolli"[52].  This assumes that "primi Baldrici" was the bishop whose installation in 955 is recorded in the following paragraph of the Gesta[53], which also appears correct from the context.  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 24 Jun 943 under which “Baldricus...Traiectensis ecclæsie...presul...per manus advocati mei Folberti”, addressing [her as] “nobilissime probateque Deo sacrate” [unnamed], granted “res...de abbatia...Hereberc...mansos...Rura, Liethorp, Linne, Sulethum, Flothorp, Ascolon, Malicalieol, Curnelo” to “filius vester...Baldricus in vita sua...post eum Rodulfus frater suus”, for the souls of “genitoris nostri Raineri comitis et insuper Nevelungi senioris vestri[54]958.  m NIBELUNG Graaf van Betuwe, son of RICFRIED "Dodo" Graaf van Betuwe & his wife Herensinda --- (-before 953).

 

 

1.         SIEGHARD (-after 18 Jan 908)Comte de Liège.  Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany confirmed the property of Stift Kievermunt, including "in pago Leuchia in comitatu Sigarhardi in villa…Uuandria", at the request of "Gebehardus comes", by charter dated 9 Oct 902[55].  Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany confirmed the church of Liège's holding of the abbey of Lobbes "in pago ac in comitatu Hainuense" in the presence of "comes…Sigohardus", by charter dated 18 Jan 908[56].  The date when Sigard was installed as Comte de Hainaut is uncertain but it probably occurred after 898 when Regino records that Comte Reginar [I] was deprived of his lands by Zwentibold King of Lotharingia[57].  It is assumed that Sieghard retained at least part of the county after Reginar was rehabilitated by King Ludwig IV, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 915 records a donation "ad Tectis villam in pago Luviensi atque in comitatu Sichardi" to Liège Saint-Lambert[58]

 

 

1.         GOTTFRIED (-after 958).  He was installed as Comte de Hainaut in 958 after Comte Reginar [III] was banished[59].  "Otto…rex" granted property confiscated from "Ymmo in villa Castra et in pago Darnegouue ac in comitatu Rotberti comitis", at the request of "Godefridi comitis", to "fideli nostro Tietboldo" by charter dated 11 Jun 958[60].  "Otto…rex" granted property "villa Vuambia sitam in pago Heinia in comitatu Godefridi" held by "Engibrandus" by charter dated 13 Jun 958[61]same person as…?  GOTTFRIED (-Italy 964).  It is not certain that Gottfried Comte de Hainaut was the same person as Gottfried Duke of Lower Lotharingia.  However, after the death of the latter, "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "in loco Uillare…terram olim Godefridus bone memorie dux noster" to the convent of Saint-Ghislain (in Hainaut) at the request of "Richarius comes" by charter dated 2 Jun 965[62], "Richarius comes" being identified as Gottfried's successor in Hainaut.  He was appointed [associate] Duke of [Lower] Lotharingia.  Bruno archbishop of Köln confirmed an exchange of property "Baldau, quam Sigifredus comes…acquireret" for "in villa Nohas…in pago Heislensi in comitatu Tulpiaco" between the abbot of Stavelot and "comite Warnero fideli nostro" by charter dated 953 "regnante rege Ottone fratre nostro, anno xviii, Godefrido duce"[63].  Vanderkindere suggests that this charter should be redated to 959, to support the hypothesis that the two appointments of Gottfried and Friedrich, as associate dukes in Lower and Upper Lotharingia respectively, occurred simultaneously[64].  "Godefridi ducis" subscribed a charter dated 964 issued by the abbot of Prüm[65].  The Continuator of Regino names "Godefridus dux Lothariensis" among those who died of plague in Italy in 964[66].  Ruotger's Vita Brunonis records that Duke Bruno sent "auxiliares" to Lotharingia, of whom "Godefridus dux", adding that Bruno had raised Gottfried himself, and that he was so convinced of Gottfried's worthiness that he considered it unnecessary to offer donations for his soul[67]m as her first husband, ALPAIDE, daughter of --- (-after 981).  Her two marriages are confirmed by reading the Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii, which records that the (unnamed) wife of [Eilbert] had "binos…adolescentulos…Godefrido et fratri…Arnulfo" from her previous marriage to whom their stepfather bequeathed "pagum Florinensem"[68], read together with the Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi which names "Arnulfus, Alpaidis et Godefridi Hainoensis pagi comitis filius" specifying that he was Seigneur de Florennes[69].  She married secondly (after 964) Eilbert Seigneur de Florennes.  “Alpaidis” donated “villam...Roserias in pago Hasbanio sitam, super fluviolum Neropie, in comitatu Hoyensi” to Waulsort abbey by undated charter, signed by “Alpaidis eiusque filii Arnulphi...Wirici fratris Arnulphi, Alberti comitis, Gisleberti, Radbodi fratrum eius...[70].  Roland records that a 13th century copy of this charter includes the date 981[71].  Godefroi & his wife had two children: 

a)         GODEFROI (-before 981).  The Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii records that the (unnamed) wife of [Eilbert] had "binos…adolescentulos…Godefrido et fratri…Arnulfo" from her previous marriage to whom their stepfather bequeathed "pagum Florinensem"[72]

b)         ARNAUD (-22 Oct [1002/10]).  The Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii records that the (unnamed) wife of [Eilbert] had "binos…adolescentulos…Godefrido et fratri…Arnulfo" from her previous marriage to whom their stepfather bequeathed "pagum Florinensem"[73].  The Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi names "Arnulfus, Alpaidis et Godefridi Hainoensis pagi comitis filius" specifying that he was lord of Florennes[74]

-        SEIGNEUR de FLORENNES

c)         WERY (-after 981).  “Alpaidis” donated “villam...Roserias in pago Hasbanio sitam, super fluviolum Neropie, in comitatu Hoyensi” to Waulsort abbey by undated charter, signed by “Alpaidis eiusque filii Arnulphi...Wirici fratris Arnulphi, Alberti comitis, Gisleberti, Radbodi fratrum eius...[75].  Roland records that a 13th century copy of this charter includes the date 981[76]

 

 

1.         RICHER (-[12 Feb/15 Mar] 973)The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records that "Raineri", who had been banished by "archiepiscopus Bruno", was succeeded by "primum Richario nobili viro, sed hoc defuncto Warnero et Raynaldo, quibus etiam defunctis, Godefrido atque Arnulfo comitibus"[77]Comte de Hainaut [964].  "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "in loco Uillare…terram olim Godefridus bone memorie dux noster" to the convent of Saint-Ghislain (in Hainaut) at the request of "Richarius comes" by charter dated 2 Jun 965[78]Comte de Liège.  "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "in pago Haspengewe in comitatu Werenherii qua postmodum fideli nostro comiti Immoni condonavimus" to the Marienkapelle, Aachen in exchange for property "in pago Liuhgouui in comitatu Richarii…in pago Auvlgowi in comitatu Eberhardi, Limberge…" by charter dated 17 Jan 966[79].  Emperor Otto I donated property to the monastery at Crespin, at the request of "Richizonis atque Amelrici comitum", by charter dated 12 Feb 973[80]"Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "quod eatenus Richarius comes in beneficium…habuisse" to Kloster Echternach by charter dated 15 Mar 973[81]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         WERNER [Garnier] (-killed in battle 973)Graf von Zülpich: Bruno archbishop of Köln confirmed an exchange of property "Baldau, quam Sigifredus comes…acquireret" for "in villa Nohas…in pago Heislensi in comitatu Tulpiaco" between the abbot of Stavelot and "comite Warnero fideli nostro" by charter dated 953 "regnante rege Ottone fratre nostro, anno xviii, Godefrido duce"[82]Comte de Hesbaye: "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "in pago Haspengewe in comitatu Werenherii qua postmodum fideli nostro comiti Immoni condonavimus" to the Marienkapelle, Aachen in exchange for property "in pago Liuhgouui in comitatu Richarii…in pago Auvlgowi in comitatu Eberhardi, Limberge…" by charter dated 17 Jan 966[83]"Warneri comitis…" witnessed the charter dated 968 under which Gérard Bishop of Toul donated various churches to the abbey of Bouxières[84]Comte de Hainaut 973.  The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records that "Raineri", who had been banished by "archiepiscopus Bruno", was succeeded by "primum Richario nobili viro, sed hoc defuncto Warnero et Raynaldo, quibus etiam defunctis, Godefrido atque Arnulfo comitibus"[85].  Sigebert's Chronica records that "Raginerus et Lantbertus" (sons of Reginar [III] Comte de Hainaut) returned from exile in 973 and killed "Guarnero et Rainaldo", who occupied their father's county, "apud Perronam" and besieged "super Hagnam fluvium castello Buxude"[86].  Thietmar records that "Lantbertus, Reinherii filius…cum fratre…Reingerio" killed "Wirinharium et eius germanum Reinzonem"[87]

2.         RENAUD (-killed in battle Peronne 973).  The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records that "Raineri", who had been banished by "archiepiscopus Bruno", was succeeded by "primum Richario nobili viro, sed hoc defuncto Warnero et Raynaldo, quibus etiam defunctis, Godefrido atque Arnulfo comitibus"[88].  Sigebert's Chronica records that "Raginerus et Lantbertus" (sons of Reginar [III] Comte de Hainaut) returned from exile in 973 and killed "Guarnero et Rainaldo", who occupied their father's county, "apud Perronam" and besieged "super Hagnam fluvium castello Buxude"[89].  Thietmar records that "Lantbertus, Reinherii filius…cum fratre…Reingerio" killed "Wirinharium et eius germanum Reinzonem"[90]

 

 

1.         GODEFROI, son of Comte GOZELON & his wife Uda [Matfriede] (-3 Sep [995/98], bur Gent St Peter).  "Uda…comitissa" donated property "in pago Rizzigowi cui Egylolfus comes" to St Maximin at Trier "pro remedio…seniorique mei Gozlini necnon filiorum meorum Henrici…et Reginheri, Godefridi quoque et Adalberonis" by charter dated 18 May 963 witnessed by "Sigefrido comite, Richwino comite"[91]Comte de Verdun 963-985.  Comte de Hainaut 973.  The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records that "Raineri", who had been banished by "archiepiscopus Bruno", was succeeded by "primum Richario nobili viro, sed hoc defuncto Warnero et Raynaldo, quibus etiam defunctis, Godefrido atque Arnulfo comitibus"[92]The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "comites Godefridus…[et] Arnulfus" defended Cambrai against Lothaire King of the West Franks, during the absence of Emperor Otto II in Poland, dated to 979, and against Eudes de Vermandois who had constructed Vinchy castle near the city[93].  The Epistolæ Bambergenses name "Gottefredus et Arnulfus marchiones" among those who sent contingents for the Italian expedition of 980[94], which likely refer to Godefroi Comte de Verdun et de Hainaut (who was marquis d'Eenham) and Arnoul de Cambrai (marquis de Valenciennes).  Richer records that "Belgicæ dux Theodericus, necnon et vir nobilis ac strenuous Godefridus, Sigefridus quoque vir illustris, Bardo etiam et Gozilo fratres clarissimi et nominatissimi" captured Verdun in 985[95]He helped defend Verdun against Lothaire King of the West Franks in [984/85], but was captured together with Siegfried Comte de Luxembourg[96].  He remained imprisoned for more than 10 years.  Otto III King of Germany confirmed rights of Blandin abbey in property "in pago Haginao villam Dulciacum [et]…in pago Bracbanto villam Wandeleni…quam Eilbodo…tradidit…", at the request of "Godefridi et Arnulfi comitem", by charter dated 20 May 988[97].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Raginerus" captured "Montem castri" from "comiti Godefrido" in 998[98] which, if the text refers to this Godefroi, suggests a later date of death (assuming the dating of Alberic is accurate).  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "III Non Sep" of "Godefridus comes pater ducis Gozelonis qui nobis Borrarum dedit"[99]

 

 

REGINAR [IV], son of REGINAR [III] Comte de Hainaut & his wife Adela [von Dachsburg] (after 947-1013).  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Raginerus" as son of "secundi Ragineri"[100]The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records that "Rainerus atque Lantbertus, filii…Raineri", who had been banished by "archiepiscopus Bruno", returned to their father's lands after the death of Emperor Otto I and besieged "super Hagnam fluvium castrum Bussud", but that Emperor Otto II ordered their exile again[101].  The Annales Leodienses, Floressienses et Marchianenses record that "Raginerus et Lantbertus" (sons of Reginar [III] Comte de Hainaut) returned from exile in 973 and killed "Guarnero et Rainaldo", who occupied their father's county, "apud Perronam" and besieged "super Hagnam fluvium castello Buxude"[102].  Thietmar records that "Lantbertus, Reinherii filius…cum fratre…Reingerio" killed "Wirinharium et eius germanum Reinzonem"[103].  Sigebert's Chronica records that in 977 "filii Ragineri" were "in terra partum suorum relocati"[104], which presumably marked the beginning of their rehabilitation.  Archbishop Egbert donated property "de beneficio Luthardi comitis…mortuo sine herede" to St Paul at Trier by charter dated 981, subscribed by "…Regeneri rerum S Marie advocatis…"[105], although it is not known whether this is the same Reginar.  A letter of Gerbert dated to [985] names "comes Reinharius"[106].  It is not clear from the context whether this refers to Reginar, son of Gozelon (see LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY), or Reginar [IV] Comte de Hainaut.  However, a later letter names "Hainao Reniero"[107] which suggests that the latter is correct.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Raginerus" captured "Montem castri" from "comiti Godefrido" in 998[108], from which time REGINAR [IV] can properly be described as Comte de Hainaut, Comte de Mons.  The Miracula S. Gisleni date one of the events recorded to "tempore Arnulfi et Raineri comitum…Hainacensium"[109], which suggests that Arnoul continued to enjoy some jurisdictional rights in the county of Hainaut even after the restoration of Comte Reginar [IV].  As shown below in Chapter 2, it is assumed that this was in the march of Valenciennes.  "Raginero comite…et Hathuidis coniunx eius" donated property at Gion to Gembloux by charter dated to [1013][110].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1013 of "in Haynico…comite Raginero Montense"[111]

m ([996]) HEDWIGE [Avoie] de France, daughter of HUGUES Capet King of France & his wife Adelais d'Aquitaine ([969][112]-after 1013).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertum regem et filiam Hadevidem…comitissam Hainonensium" as the children of King Hugues[113].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines also names "soror regis Roberti Hadwidis" as wife of "Rainero comiti de Hainaco, fratri Lamberti comitis de Lovanio"[114]Sigebert's Chronica records in 977 that "Raginerus" married "Hathuidem filiam Hugonis postea regis"[115].  "Comes Raginerus et Hathuidis coniux" are named in the Gesta of Gembloux Abbey[116]Her brother gave her the towns of Couvin, Fraisne, Nîme, Eve and Bens (all now in Belgium) as her dowry on her marriage.  "Raginero comite…et Hathuidis coniunx eius" donated property at Gion to Gembloux by charter dated to [1013][117].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" took into his protection the abbey of Florennes founded by "Gerardus…in primis meus capellanus postea…Cameracensis episcopus effectus et fratres sui Godefridus et Arnulphus" by charter dated 1018, which refers to earlier donations of property by "comitissa Hawidis, annuentibus filiis suis comite Raginero et Lamberto"[118].  "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the foundation of Florennes abbey by charter dated 1033, which records among others the donation of "comitissa Hadegundis, annuentibus comite Raginero et Lamberto filiis suis…in Prona sita in pago Haynomensi"[119].  The identity of "comitissa Hawidis/Hadegundis", and therefore the existence of Lambert supposed brother of Reginar [V] Comte de Hainaut, is not certain.  Hedwige, wife of Reginar [IV] Comte de Hainaut, is the most obvious candidate.  If this is correct, the donation must have been made after her husband's death in 1013 as he is not named in the document.  The other possibility is that she was the mother of Reginar [IV] Comte de Hainaut and his brother Lambert [I] Comte de Louvain.  However, the name of the wife of their father, Reginar [III], is recorded elsewhere as Adela (see BRABANT). 

Comte Reginar [IV] & his wife had [three] children:

1.         REGINAR de Hainaut (-after 1039)The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium names "Rainero…Raineri filio" as "Lantbertus…nepote suo"[120]His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "filius eius [=comite Raginero Montense] iunior Ragynerus" when recording that he succeeded his father[121].  He succeeded his father in 1013 as REGINAR [V] Comte de Hainaut, Comte de Mons.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that in 1015 "Raginerus comes" fought with his uncle "Lambertus Lovaniense" at Florinnes, specifying that his uncle was killed in the battle[122].  The dating clause of the charter dated to [1027/39], under which "Evrardus…atque Fredescensis uxor mea" donated land "in Asquilleyas" to the monastery of Saint-Ghislain, names "Ragnieri comitis Castriloci montis"[123] m ([1015]) MATHILDE de Verdun, daughter of HERMANN van Eenham/Eename Graf von Eifel [Wigeriche] & his wife Mathilde --- (-after 1039).  The Ruperti Chronicon records "altera filia [=Herimannus] Raginero Montensi Brabantiam tradidit" but does not name her[124].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records the marriage of "Rainerius" and "filiam Herimanni comitis" but adds that Bishop Gérard was displeased because of the consanguinity between the parties[125].  This relationship has not been traced.  Sigebert refers to "alteram…filiam [Hezcelonis comitis]" who married "Reginero, Montensi comiti, simul cum tota provincia Brabantensi"[126]The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Comte Reginar [V] & his wife had one child:

a)         HERMAN (-[3 Jul] [1049]).  The sources are conflicting about whether Count Herman or his wife was the child of Count Reginar [IV].  The Chronicon Hanoniense indirectly suggests that Herman was Reginar's son by naming "Hermanno comite qui post quamplures comites comitatum Hanoniensem iure hereditario possedit" and "eius uxore Richelde comitissa", while specifying that after the death of Count Herman his wife succeeded and "totam terram Hanoniensis comitatus tam de iure dotalicii quam de procuratione puerorum suorum tenuit"[127].  In addition, the Lamberti Annales record that "filius Baldewini" (referring to the son of Baudouin I Comte de Hainaut) inherited "comitatum Reginheri quondam comitis cum castello…Mons" which "mater eius" accepted as her dower from "priore marito"[128], which certainly suggests that the latter was Reginar’s son.  The sources which favour Herman's Hainaut origin are discussed by Van Overstraten[129], who also quotes an 18th century French translation of a version of an undated charter, dated to [1024/39], under which "Lietgarde…avec sa fille Wileburge" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Ghislain, subscribed by "Rainier comte de Hainau avec son fils Herman".  This subscription does not appear in the 17th century Latin copy of the charter, which Van Overstraten also quotes.  The original of the charter is lost.  The relationship is corroborated by the Flandria Generosa which records the excommunication of Herman’s widow’s second husband for his marriage with "cognati sui Herimanni comitis uxorem"[130].  If Herman was the son of Comte Reginar [V], he would have been the first cousin once removed of Baudouin I Comte de Hainaut, the relationship being through the Capet family of Herman’s paternal grandmother.  The term “cognatus” could describe such relationship.  Although these documents appear conclusive, there are numerous other sources which describe Herman's wife as the daughter of Count Reginar (see below).  This second line of sources appears supported by the Annales Hanoniæ which name "Hermannus" as "filius ducis Thuringie, parentibus orbatus" and husband of Richilde[131], although it is unclear to whom "ducis Thuringie" may refer.  A further clue about Herman's origins is provided by the Chronicon S. Andreæ which refers to "Hermanno" as "nepoti ipsius [=Balduinus filius comitis Flandrensis]"[132], which presumably indicates the same family relationship as referred to above.  He succeeded his father as HERMAN Comte de Hainaut, Comte de Mons.  The Annales Hanoniæ record the death of "Hermanno" in 1029, but presumably this is a transcription error for 1049[133].  The necrology of Liège Saint-Lambert records the death "V Non Jul" of "Herimanni comitis"[134], although it is not known whether this refers to Herman Comte de Mons.  m as her first husband, RICHILDE, daughter of --- (-Messines 15 Mar 1087, bur Hanson Abbey).  As noted above, the sources are conflicting about whether Count Herman or his wife was the child of Count Reginar [IV].  In contrast to the relatively clear statements (see above) in favour of Herman being Reginar's son, numerous sources describe Richilde as his daughter.  These include the Annales Hanoniæ which name "Richildis" as the daughter of "secundi Ragineri, vel secundum aliquos tercii" and clarify in a later passage that she was "filiam Ragineri comitis Montensis tercionis"[135].  The Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium also names "Richildis comitissa Haynonie filia Raineri comitis filii comitis Raineri Longicolli"[136].  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Richildis Montensis comitis filia"[137].  Other primary sources give her name and specify that her first husband was Comte Herman, but do not refer to her origin:  "Richilde mater Arnulphum et Balduino" is named in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin[138]the Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names "Richelde vidua Herimanni comitis Montensis" as wife of "Balduinum Haanoniensem"[139];  the Chronicon S. Andreæ records "Balduinus filius comitis Flandrensis, Richildem comitissam, quæ antea Hermanno nepoti ipsius comitis nupseat, uxorem dixit", specifying that it was "eo autem tempore" with reference to other events dated 1050 which are recounted in the same paragraph[140].  Although the question is not free from doubt, it is probable that the sources which refer to Herman as the son of count Reginar are correct.  It is assumed that the sources which support the alternative case were misled by the unusual inheritance of the county of Hainaut/Mons by Count Herman's widow and her transmission of the county to her second husband and her children by this second marriage.  However, Nicholas highlights the "universal community" property regime, customary by the 1050s in Germanic eastern Flanders, under which a surviving spouse received the entire deceased spouse's estate if a child had been born of the marriage.  He also records that Richilde's second husband, Baudouin VI Count of Flanders, enshrined this regime into his constitution for Geraardsbergen[141].  This suggests that Richilde's inheritance may not have been as unusual as at first sight appears.  If it is correct that Herman was the son of Count Reginar [IV], what then was the origin of Ctss Richilde?  Several clues are provided by different sources.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Hermanno comite…" and "eius uxore Richelde comitissa", specifying that "defuncto comite Valencenensi absque proprii corporis herede" Richilde inherited his county "tam iure hereditario quam coemptione facta"[142], the comte de Valenciennes in question presumably being a descendant of Comte Arnoul [II] (see Chapter 2).  The Flandria Generosa provides another line of enquiry by referring to Pope Leo IX as "eiusdem Richeldis avunculo", when recording that her second husband was excommunicated by Engelbert Bishop of Cambrai for his marriage with "cognati sui Herimanni comitis uxorem", the Pope later lifting the penalty[143]The Annales Hanoniæ also name Richildis as neptis of Pope Leo, and specify that "de Macourt iuxta Condatum…priorissam" was also neptis of the Pope and of Richildis[144], although this prioress has not yet been identified.  A continuator of Sigebert is more precise, recording that "Balduinus Hasnoniensis" married "Richeldem, relictam Herimanni comitis Montensis, que erat de sanguine imperiali et soror sancti Leonis pape noni"[145], but a sibling relationship with Pope Leo is impossible from a chronological point of view.  No other mention has been found of any "Richilde" in the family of the counts of Egisheim in Alsace to which Pope Leo belonged.  A further indication of Richilde’s family origin is provided by the Gesta Cameracensium which names "iuvenculam Adame neptem Richeldis Montensis comitiissæ" as the wife of Hugues Châtelain de Cambrai[146].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[147], this was "Ada de Rumigny" but no parents are shown and it has not so far been possible to identify her more precisely from other sources.  Another possible clue is provided by the first name "Roger", given by Richilde to her son by her first marriage, which is otherwise unknown in the family of the Comtes de Hainaut.  The name Roger was used in the families of the 10th century Comtes de Laon, the 11th century Comtes de Porcéan, and the earliest known ancestor of the Comtes de Saint-Pol (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE), but positing a precise connection with any of the families would be speculative.  She married secondly (1051) Baudouin de Flandre, who in [1055] succeeded as BAUDOUIN I Comte de Hainaut, Comte de Mons, de iure uxoris.  The Annales Elnonenses date the marriage of "Balduinus iunior Adele filius" to 1051 (although they incorrectly names his wife "Iudita"), specifying that thereby "castellum Monz obtinuit" and recording that the marriage was "consensu patris"[148] which presumably refers to Baudouin's own father, maybe indicating that Baudouin was a minor at the time.  He succeeded his father in 1067 as BAUDOUIN VI Count of FlandersThe Annales Blandinienses record that her husband's uncle Robert, having killed her son Arnoul Count of Flanders, captured his mother "Rikilde"[149]She married thirdly (1070) as his second wife, Guillaume FitzOsbern Earl of Hereford.  The Annals of Winchester record the marriage in 1070 of “comitissam Flandriæ” and “rex…nepoti suo Willelmo filio Osberni[150].  William of Malmesbury records that Baudouin I comte de Hainaut entrusted the guardianship of his two sons to "Philip king of France…and to William Fitz-Osberne", adding that the latter "readily undertook the office that he might increase his dignity by a union with Richilda"[151].  The Complete Peerage, citing "Annales Flandriæ", states that Richilde was taken in battle where her new husband FitzOsbern was killed[152], but the precise reference has not yet been found to this primary source.  The necrology of Liège Saint-Lambert records the death "XVII Kal Apr" of "Richildis comitisse"[153].  Count Herman & his wife had two children: 

i)          ROGER (-1093).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Hermannus comes" and his wife Richilde "filiumque habuerunt et filiam, qui quidem filius claudus fuisse dicitur", that "Richeldis…primorum puerum suorum in corpore debilitatem" and that he was "clericus" and received "episcopatum Catalanensem"[154].  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Rogerum" as son of "Hermannus filius ducis Thuringie ex Richilde", specifying that he was "claudum ab utero" and in a later passage that he was elected "episcopus Cathalenensis"[155].  His rights to the county of Hainaut, as oldest son of his mother, were ignored when the county passed to his half-brother, son of his mother's second marriage, presumably due to his physical disability.  Bishop of Châlons 1066.  The Annales Sancti Petri Catalaunensis record the death in 1093 of “Rogerius III” and the succession of “Philippus[156]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1093 of "Rogerus III Cathalaunensis episcopus" and the succession of "Philippus frater comitis Hugonis Campaniensis natus de Alaide sorore sancti Symonis filius illius Theobaldi qui apud Sparnacum obiit"[157]

ii)         daughter (-aged 40).  The Annales Hanoniæ refer to a daughter of "Hermannus filius ducis Thuringie ex Richilde", specifying in a later passage that she became a nun[158].  Benedictine nun.  [same person as…?  AGNES (-after 1071).  "Arnulphus comes Flandrensium…cum matre mea Richilde et…fratre meo Balduino et sorore mea Agnete" donated "allodium…Thaviers in pago Hasbanie" to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, for the souls of "patris mei Balduini et comitis Herimanni", by charter dated 1071[159].  The mention of Comte Herman in this document suggests that Agnes was the same person as the unnamed daughter of Comte Herman.  If this is correct, she was the donor’s uterine half-sister.] 

2.         [LAMBERT (-after 1013).  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" took into his protection the abbey of Florennes founded by "Gerardus…in primis meus capellanus postea…Cameracensis episcopus effectus et fratres sui Godefridus et Arnulphus" by charter dated 1018, which refers to earlier donations of property by "comitissa Hawidis, annuentibus filiis suis comite Raginero et Lamberto"[160].  "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the foundation of Florennes abbey by charter dated 1033, which records among others the donation of "comitissa Hadegundis, annuentibus comite Raginero et Lamberto filiis suis…in Prona sita in pago Haynomensi"[161].  The identity of "comitissa Hawidis/Hadegundis", and therefore the existence of Lambert supposed brother of Reginar [V] Comte de Hainaut, is not certain.  Hedwige, wife of Reginar [IV] Comte de Hainaut, is the most obvious candidate.  If this is correct, the donation must have been made after her husband's death in 1013 as he is not named in the document.  The other possibility is that she was the mother of Reginar [IV] Comte de Hainaut and his brother Lambert [I] Comte de Louvain.  However, the name of the wife of their father, Reginar [III], is recorded elsewhere as Adela.] 

3.         BEATRIX de Hainaut.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Beatricem" as daughter of "Rainero comiti de Hainaco" and his wife Hedwige, naming her husband "Ebalus de Roceio"[162]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis gives more details, naming "Beatricem" as daughter of "Hadevidem…comitissam Hainonensium" and specifying that she married "Ebalus de Roceio, cuius frater fuit Lebaldus de Malla et soror Iveta comitissa de Roitest" and later "Manasses cui agnomen Calva-asina"[163]m firstly (divorced before 1021) EBLES [I] Comte de Roucy, son of GISELBERT Comte [de Roucy] & his wife --- (-11 May 1033).  Archbishop of Reims 1021.  m secondly ([1021]) MANASSES de Ramerupt  "Calva-asina", son of HILDUIN [III] de Ramerupt [Montdidier] & his wife ---.  Vidame de Reims 1053. 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de HAINAUT [1051]-1195 (COUNTS of FLANDERS)

 

 

BAUDOUIN de Flandre, son of BAUDOUIN VI Count of Flanders, BAUDOUIN I Comte de Hainaut & his wife Richilde de Mons Ctss de Hainaut ([1056]-killed near Nikaia 1098 after 8 Jun).  Guibert describes him as "Balduinus comes de Montibus, Roberti Flandrensis comitis iunioris patrui, filius"[164].  "Balduino frater eius [Arnulphum occiso]" is named in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin[165].  He succeeded his brother in 1071 as BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut et de Valenciennes.  By agreement at Liège in 1071, procured by Emperor Heinrich IV King of Germany with the aim of confirming the status of the counties of Hainaut and Valenciennes as imperial fiefs, Baudouin's mother (on his behalf) surrendered the two counties to the emperor, who granted them to the bishop of Liège.  The bishop then granted the counties to Godefroi III "le Bossu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia, who in turn granted them back to Baudouin and his mother[166].  This process also ensured imperial protection for Hainaut as well as comte Baudouin III's succession, which no doubt would otherwise have been threatened by his uncle Robert I Count of Flanders.  "Balduinus, Valenciarum comes, filius Balduini junioris" confirmed the purchase by the abbot of Hasnon of two mills, for the souls of "patris mei Balduini et matris mee Ricildis", by charter dated 1087[167] Comte Baudouin joined the contingent of Godefroi de Bouillon Duke of Lower Lotharingia (avoiding that of Robert I Count of Flanders) on the First Crusade in 1096, selling the castle of Couvin to Otbert Bishop of Liège to raise funds.  Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought "castellum de Covino" from "comite Balduino de Mont", in the presence of "uxore ipsius Ida, cum filiis suis Baldewino, Arnulpho, Lodewico, Heinrico", by charter dated 14 Jun 1096, signed by "Rainerus advocatus, comes Warnerus de Greis, Wedericus de Walecourth…"[168]William of Tyre names "Baudoin comte de Hainaut" among those who left on the First Crusade with Robert Count of Flanders[169].  Albert of Aix records that "Hugonem Magnum fratrem regis Franciæ, Drogonem et Clareboldum" were held in chains in prison by the emperor at Constantinople but were released after the intervention of "Baldewinus Hainaucorum comes et Heinricus de Ascha" who were sent as envoys by Godefroi de Bouillon[170].  Albert of Aix names "…Baldewinus de Monte castello, Hainaucorum comes et princeps…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[171]He took part in the siege of Antioch in 1098. 

m (1084) IDA de Louvain, daughter of HENRI [II] Comte de Louvain & his wife Adela [in der Betuwe] (-1139).  The Chronicon Huberti names "Ida" wife of "Balduinum comitem Montensem" but does not give her origin[172]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1084 of "Idam filiam Henrici Lovaniensis" and "comes Montensis Balduinus"[173]Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought "castellum de Covino" from "comite Balduino de Mont", in the presence of "uxore ipsius Ida, cum filiis suis Baldewino, Arnulpho, Lodewico, Heinrico", by charter dated 14 Jun 1096[174]Albert of Aix records that "uxor comitis Baldewini Hainaucorum" wept bitterly for the death of "Arnulfi…principis de castello Aldenardis" who had been "socius et conviator eius de terra…Galliæ", dated to [1105/06] from the context[175].  He does not specify which Baudouin, but it appears more likely that the text refers to the widow of count Baudouin II than to the young wife of count Baudouin III.  If this is correct, it is surprising that the passage does not specify that her husband was dead.  On the other hand, the date is early for the marriage of the younger count and in any case no other record has been identified which corroborates that Baudouin III was in Palestine at this time.  The report is probably garbled. 

Comte Baudouin II & his wife had nine children:

1.         IDA de Hainaut ([1085]-after [1105]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "sororem Balduini comitis Hainoensis" as wife of "Thomam de Marla"[176].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a second unnamed sister of "comitis Hainoniensis" who married "Thome de Marla"[177].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m ([1100], repudiated) as his first wife, THOMAS [I] Comte d’Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy et de Marle, son of ENGUERRAND [I] Comte d’Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy et de Boves & his wife Ada de Marle [Roucy] ([1070/75]-[1130/31]).  

2.         [daughter .  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "filio suo [=Gualterus] Teoderico", specifying that he married "sororem Balduini comitis Montensis"[178].  The text does not specify which "Balduini comitis Montensis" is intended.  However, if Thierry's date of death is correct as shown above, it is likely that the marriage took place only shortly before this date.  If that is correct, then the text most probably refers to Count Baudouin III, who succeeded his father in 1098.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[179], Thierry's wife was Richildis, daughter of Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut, who later married Everard [II] Raoul Châtelain de Tournai.  However, this is chronologically impossible (assuming that Thierry did die before 1106) as Baudouin III's marriage is dated to [1107].  m THIERRY d'Avesnes Seigneur de Mortagne, son of GAUTHIER [I] d'Oisy, Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Condé et de Leuze & his wife Ida de Mortagne (-[before 1106]).] 

3.         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut (1088-1120)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "primogenitus Balduinus…secundus Arnulphus" as sons of "Balduino comiti Hanoniensi"[180]He succeeded his father in 1098 as BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut

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4.         ARNOUL de Hainaut (-after 1117)The Chronicon Lætiense names "Arnulpho, fratri comitis de Hainau Balduini" and his wife "Beatricem filiam [Waltero de Aat] et Ade [filiam] Eustacii del Rues"[181].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "primogenitus Balduinus…secundus Arnulphus" as sons of "Balduino comiti Hanoniensi"[182]

-        SEIGNEURS du RŒULX.  

5.         LOUIS de Hainaut (-after 14 Jun 1096).  Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought "castellum de Covino" from "comite Balduino de Mont", in the presence of "uxore ipsius Ida, cum filiis suis Baldewino, Arnulpho, Lodewico, Heinrico", by charter dated 14 Jun 1096[183].   

6.         SIMON de Hainaut (-after 1096).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon in Liege 1096. 

7.         HENRI de Hainaut (-after 14 Jun 1096).  Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought "castellum de Covino" from "comite Balduino de Mont", in the presence of "uxore ipsius Ida, cum filiis suis Baldewino, Arnulpho, Lodewico, Heinrico", by charter dated 14 Jun 1096[184]

8.         GUILLAUME de Hainaut (-after 1117).  A charter dated 1117 records the donation by "comite Balduino", with the consent of "uxore sua Iola et filio suo Balduino…prefati comites fratres Ernulfus et Willelmus", of "allodium de Oberceiis" to the abbey of Saint-Denis en Broqueroie[185] 

9.         RICHILDIS de Hainaut ([1095]-after 1118)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richeldis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "comiti Montisforti"[186].  Orderic Vitalis names "Richenda" as wife of Amaury de Montfort, but does not give her origin[187]m ([1115], divorced 1118) AMAURY [III] Seigneur de Montfort, son of SIMON [I] Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury & his third wife Agnès d'Evreux (-[18/19] Apr [1137/38], bur Abbaye de Haute-Bruyère).  He succeeded as Comte d'Evreux

10.      AELIDIS de Hainaut (-7 Apr, 1153 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "sororem comitis Hainonensium Adelidem nomine" as the second wife of "Nicholaum"[188].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "Hugoni de Ruminio"[189], which must be a mistake for "Nicholai".  A charter dated 1153 confirmed the foundation of Bonnefontaine by "Nicolaus de Rumigniaco", with the consent of "filio suo Godefrido quem de prima uxore suscepit, et uxore eius Aelide, cum filiis suis Balduino archidiacono et Nicolao"[190]The necrology of Floreffe records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Adeleidis fundatricis ecclesie beate Marie Boni Fontis"[191]m as his second wife, NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Rumigny et de Florennes, son of NICOLAS [I] Seigneur de Florennes & his wife --- (-1153 or after). 

 

 

BAUDOUIN de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut & his wife Ida de Louvain (1088-1120, bur Mons)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "primogenitus Balduinus…secundus Arnulphus" as sons of "Balduino comiti Hanoniensi"[192]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "filius eius [=Balduino]"[193].  Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought "castellum de Covino" from "comite Balduino de Mont", in the presence of "uxore ipsius Ida, cum filiis suis Baldewino, Arnulpho, Lodewico, Heinrico", by charter dated 14 Jun 1096[194].  He succeeded his father in 1098 as BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut, minor until [1103].  A charter dated 1117 records the donation by "comite Balduino", with the consent of "uxore sua Iola et filio suo Balduino…prefati comites fratres Ernulfus et Willelmus", of "allodium de Oberceiis" to the abbey of Saint-Denis en Broqueroie, signed by "…Gossuinus Avesnensis et frater eius Isembardus…Arnulfus de Crois…"[195] The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis, Balduini comitis et Yde comitisse filius" was buried in the church of Mons[196]

m ([1107]) as her first husband, YOLANDE van Gelre heiress of Dodenweerd, daughter of GERHARD [I] Graf von Wassenberg & his [first wife ---] (-after 1122, bur Mons).  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Hiolendem, filiam Gerardi Babinbergensis comitis" as wife Comte Baudouin, in breach of his vow to "Clementia Flandrensis comitissa" to marry "neptem suam" (who later married "Ludovico regi Francorum")[197]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Yolendis de Gelra" as mother of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco"[198]A charter dated 1117 records the donation by "comite Balduino", with the consent of "uxore sua Iola et filio suo Balduino…prefati comites fratres Ernulfus et Willelmus", of "allodium de Oberceiis" to the abbey of Saint-Denis en Broqueroie[199].  She married secondly (after 1120) Godefroi [II] de Ribemont Châtelain de ValenciennesThe Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi"[200]

Comte Baudouin III & his wife had five children:

1.         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut ([1110]-6/8 Nov 1171, bur Binche, Monastery of St Marie)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum et Gerardum secundum" as sons of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" & his wife[201]He succeeded his father in 1120 as BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut

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2.         GERARD de Hainaut (-1166)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum et Gerardum secundum" as sons of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" & his wife, in a later passage specifying that Gerard received "ex parte matris suo Yolandis…comitatum de Dodewerde et comitatum de Dala"[202]

-        GRAFEN von DALE

3.         YOLANDE de Hainaut.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m GERARD Seigneur de Créquy et de Fressin, son of ---. 

4.         GERTRUDE [Ida] de HainautThe Chronicon Hanoniense refers to one of the daughters of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" & his wife as wife of "domino de Thoenio", in a later passage naming their children "Radulphum primum [filium Rogerum], Rogerum secundum et Balduinum tercium et Gaufridum quartum clericum"[203].  The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records that Henry I King of England had granted "xx libratas terre in Bercolt" in Norfolk to "Rogero de Tooni…in maritagio cum filia comitis de Henou"[204].  “Rogerus de Tony filius Radulphi junioris” donated “villam...Werteham...” to Wotten Wawen priory, in return for payments made to him and “Idæ uxoris meæ”, by undated charter[205].  The primary source which confirms her name as Gertrude has not yet been identified.  m (before 9 Aug 1138) ROGER [IV] Seigneur de Tosny, son of RAOUL [IV] Seigneur de Tosny & his wife Adelisa of Huntingdon ([1104]-after 29 Sep 1158). 

5.         RICHILDE de Hainaut .  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinum et Richeldem" as children of Comte Baudouin and his wife Yolande, specifying that Richildis married "Everardi castellani Tornacensis"[206]The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to one of the daughters of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" & his wife as the wife of "castellano Tornacensis", in a later passage naming their son "Evrardum cognomine Radonem qui de parte matris sue Fienias villam prope Melbodium possedit"[207]According to Europäische Stammtafeln[208], Richildis, daughter of Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut, married firstly Thierry d'Avesnes.  However, this is chronologically impossible (assuming that Thierry died before 1106) as Baudouin III's marriage is dated to [1107].  It is more likely therefore that the wife of Thierry was a daughter of Count Baudouin II (see above).  m EVERARD [II] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai, son of --- (-1159 or after). 

 

 

BAUDOUIN de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut & his wife Yolande van Gelre ([1110]-6/8 Nov 1171, bur Binche, Monastery of St Marie)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum et Gerardum secundum" as sons of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" & his wife[209]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinum et Richeldem" as children of Comte Baudouin and his wife Yolande[210].  A charter dated 1117 records the donation by "comite Balduino", with the consent of "uxore sua Iola et filio suo Balduino…prefati comites fratres Ernulfus et Willelmus", of "allodium de Oberceiis" to the abbey of Saint-Denis en Broqueroie[211].  He succeeded his father in 1120 as BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut, minor until [1124/25].  "Balduinus Hainoniensis comes" renounced rights over "les bois de Saint-Calixte" in favour of Cysoing by charter dated to [1160], signed by "Balduini comitis, Godefridi filii eius, Eustachii del Ruth…"[212].  His brother-in-law Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg named Comte Baudouin as his heir, the right to this prospective inheritance passing to his son Comte Baudouin V after he died in 1171[213]The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Balduinus [marito Alidis comitissa]" was buried "Bincii in monasterio sancta Marie"[214]

m ([1130]) ALIX de Namur, daughter of GODEFROI I Comte de Namur & his second wife Ermesinde de Luxembourg ([1112/14]-end Jul 1169).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "ducissa Cyringie…Beatrix…Alidis…" as the three daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his second wife[215].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as wife of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis, Balduini comitis et Yolendis comitisse filiuis", in a later passage specifying that she was one of the daughters of her father's second marriage[216]The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Alithiam" as sister of "Godefridus frater Henricum", specifying that she married "Hainoensi comiti Balduino"[217], although it is chronologically impossible for Alix to have been the sister of Godefroi.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis refers to the wife of Count Baudouin as "comitis Namucensis germanam"[218]

Comte Baudouin IV & his wife had eight children:

1.         YOLANDE de Hainaut ([1131/35]-after Apr 1202)The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Yolandem, Agnetem, Lauretam" as the daughters of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite", specifying that Yolande married firstly "Ivo senior…comes Suessonis dominusque Nigelle", but was childless by him, and married secondly "Hugonis Sancti Pauli", recording in a later passage that she was 47 years old at the time of her second marriage in 1178[219], although her age is probably exaggerated considering that she gave birth to two children by her second husband.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco", naming one daughter (second among those listed) "cometissa Suessionensis Hyolenz" specifying that she later married "comiti Hugoni de Sancto Paulo" by whom she had "Ysabellam uxorem comitis Galtheri de Castellione, qui per uxorem factus est comes de Sancto Paulo, et Eustaciam uxorem Iohannis de Nigella"[220]"Ivo comes Suessionensis et dominus Nigellensis…uxor mea Hyolens" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated to [1173] which names "nepos meus Cono heres meus et dominus Petrifontis"[221]m firstly ([1151/52]) IVES [II] de Nesle Comte de Soissons, son of RAOUL Seigneur de Nesle & his wife Rainurde --- (-Aug 1178).  m secondly (1178) HUGUES [IV] Comte de Saint Pol, son of ANSELME "Candavène" Comte de Saint-Pol & his third wife Mathilde --- (-Nov 1205).

2.         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut ([1134]-[1147/50]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum, Godefridum secundum, Balduinum tercium, Heinricum quartam" as the sons of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite"[222]

3.         AGNES de Hainaut ([1140/45]-1174 or after)The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Yolandem, Agnetem, Lauretam" as the daughters of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite", specifying that the second daughter Agnes married "Radulphus de Cocy qui et Cociacum et Marlam et Vervinum et Feram castra possidebat"[223].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco", naming one daughter (first among those listed) "Agnes [uxor] Rodulfo de Marla"[224].  "Radulphus…Cociaci et Marlæ dominus…Engelranni filius" donated property to Saint-Denis, for the souls of "meæ, Agnetis uxoris meæ" and especially for the soul of "fratris mei Engelranni" who was buried in the abbey, by charter dated 1174[225]m (before 1164) as his first wife, RAOUL [I] de Coucy Seigneur de Coucy et de Marle, son of ENGUERRAND [II] Seigneur de Coucy & his wife Agnes de Baugency (after 1142-killed siege of Acre Nov 1191, bur Abbaye de Foigny). 

4.         LAURETTE de Hainaut (-9 Aug 1181)The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Yolandem, Agnetem, Lauretam" as the daughters of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite", specifying that Laurette married "Theodericus de Alost, Iwani de Gandavo et Laurete filius" and secondly "in Francia Bucardo de Monte Morenciaco…filium Matheum", recording in a later passage that her second marriage took place "1173 post atavam epiphanie"[226].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco", naming one daughter (third among those listed) "Loreta [uxor] Buchardo de Montinorencei" by whom she had "Matheum in curia Francie nominatissimum et comitissam Montisfortis matrem comitis Almarici"[227].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "V Id Aug" of "domina Laureta de Montemorenciaco"[228]m firstly DIRK van Aalst, son of IWAN Graaf van Aalst & his wife Laurette de Flandre (-20 Apr 1166).  m secondly (early Jan 1173) BOUCHARD [IV] Seigneur de Montmorency, son of MATHIEU [I] Seigneur de Montmorency & his first wife Alix [of England] (after 1126-1189). 

5.         GODEFROI de Hainaut (1147-Mons 7 Apr 1163, bur église Sainte-Waudru)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum, Godefridum secundum, Balduinum tercium, Heinricum quartam" as the sons of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite"[229]"Balduinus Hainoniensis comes" renounced rights over "les bois de Saint-Calixte" in favour of Cysoing by charter dated to [1160], signed by "Balduini comitis, Godefridi filii eius, Eustachii del Ruth…"[230].  Graf van Oostrevant.  His father associated him with the government of Hainaut and he bore the title Comte de Hainaut.  He died while preparing to journey to Palestine[231]The Chronicon Hanoniense records the death of "Godefridum [filium Alidis comitissa Hanonensis…cum viro Balduino comite]" aged 16 and his burial "in monasterio beate Waldetrudis"[232]m (1162) as her first husband, ELEONORE de Vermandois, daughter of RAOUL [I] “le Vaillant” Comte de Vermandois et de Valois & his second wife Aélis [Petronille] d'Aquitaine ([1148/49]-[19/21] Jun 1213, bur Abbaye de Longpont).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Aenoram Radulphi comitis Viromandie filiam" as wife of "Godefridum [filium Alidis comitissa Hanonensis…cum viro Balduino comite]", and in a later passage refers to her subsequent marriages to "Willelmo comiti Nivernensi…[et] Matheo comiti Boloniensi…[et] comiti Bellimontis in Francia Matheo"[233]She claimed the succession to Vermandois on the death of her sister in 1183, and succeeded in 1186 as Ctss de Valois.  She succeeded as ELEONORE Ctss de Vermandois in 1192.  She married secondly (1164) Guillaume [V] Comte de Nevers et d'Auxerre, thirdly (1171) as his second wife, Matthieu de Lorraine Comte de Boulogne-sur-Mer, fourthly (1175, divorced 1192) as his first wife, Matthieu [III] Comte de Beaumont-sur-Oise

6.         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut (1150-Mons 17 Dec 1195)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum, Godefridum secundum, Balduinum tercium, Heinricum quartam" as the sons of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite"[234]The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Balduinum" as son of "Hainoensi comiti Balduino" and his wife Alice, specifying that he married "Margaretam filiam Theoderici Flandrensis comitis" and had children (unnamed)[235]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco"[236]"Comite Hanoniensis nepote suo [=[Heinricum] comes Namurencis] ex sorore" is referred to, but not named, in a contemporary report on the fire at the abbey of Gembloux[237].  He succeeded his father in 1171 as BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut.  He succeeded in 1191, in right of his wife, as BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flandersm (Apr 1169) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Flandre, widow of RAOUL [II] Comte de Vermandois, daughter of THIERRY I Count of Flanders & his second wife Sibylle d'Anjou ([1145]-15 Nov 1194).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the marriage "tempore Paschali mense April 1169" of "Balduinus" and "Margharetam…Mathie comitis Boloniensis sororem"[238]She succeeded her brother in 1191 as MARGUERITE I Ctss of Flanders.  

-        COMTES de HAINAUT 1191-1244

7.         HENRI de Hainaut (-after 22 Jan 1220, bur Douai Saint-PIerre)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum, Godefridum secundum, Balduinum tercium, Heinricum quartam" as the sons of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite"[239].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco"[240]"…Henrici et Willelmi fratrum meorum…" signed the charter dated 1187 under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut declared that "frater meus Henricus" and the abbey of Vicogne, owners of the mill at Sebourg, were responsible for its repair[241].  Seigneur de Sebourg.  "Henricus dominus de Seburco, comitis Flandriæ et Haynoniæ patruus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Sauve near Valenciennes by charter dated Nov 1199[242].  “Henricus patruus comitis dominus de Seuorc” founded Vaucelles abbey, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee et Philippi primogeniti mei”, by charter dated Dec 1219, confirmed by Jeanne Ctss of Flanders by charter dated 22 Jan 1220 (N.S.) which names “Henricus dominus de Seborgh et domina Maria uxor eius et Philippus eorum primogenitus[243].  An epitaph at Douai Saint-Pierre records the burial of Henry sires de Sebourcq, fils Baulduin comte de Hainnault, et la comtesse Allis, oncles à l’empereur de Constantinople et au roy de France[244]m MARIA van Peteghem, daughter of --- & his wife Pétronille van Peteghem (-after 22 Jan 1220).  The genealogy written by Baudouin d’Avesnes records that Henri de Hainaut Seigneur de Sebourg married “la suer mon signeur Jehan de Cysoing[245].  Her name is confirmed by the Dec 1219/22 Jan 1220 charters quoted below.  Le Boucq’s mid-17th century Histoire de Sebourcq names “Dame Ienne de Cisoing” as wife of “Henry de Hainault...Seigneur de Sebourcq, Angre et Fayt” and mother of Philippe who is named below[246], the name being disproved by the same two charters.  “Henricus patruus comitis dominus de Seuorc” founded Vaucelles abbey, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee et Philippi primogeniti mei”, by charter dated Dec 1219, confirmed by Jeanne Ctss of Flanders by charter dated 22 Jan 1220 (N.S.) which names “Henricus dominus de Seborgh et domina Maria uxor eius et Philippus eorum primogenitus[247].  The later document confirms that Maria was the mother of Henri’s children.  Henri & his wife had two children:

a)         PHILIPPE de Hainaut (-after [1230/35?], bur Douai Saint-Pierre).  “Henricus patruus comitis dominus de Seuorc” founded Vaucelles abbey, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee et Philippi primogeniti mei”, by charter dated Dec 1219, confirmed by Jeanne Ctss of Flanders by charter dated 22 Jan 1220 (N.S.) which names “Henricus dominus de Seborgh et domina Maria uxor eius et Philippus eorum primogenitus[248].  Seigneur de Sebourg.  Philippe and his wife “Marie de Strépy” are named in documents dated 1210 and 1213[249].  Considering the suggested marriage date of his daughter Isabelle, Philippe and his wife must have survived for many years after 1213.  A later epitaph at Douai Saint-Pierre records the burial of Philippe sires de Sebourcq, cousin au roy de France et à la comtesse de Hainnault et Hollande[250]m (1210 or before) MARIE de Strépy, daughter of ALARD Seigneur de Strépy & his wife --- (-after [1230/35?]).  Brassart records that Philippe married “la fille mon signeur Alart de Estrepi[251].  He does not specify the source which he quotes, but from the context it appears to be the genealogy written by Baudouin d’Avesnes, cited above.  Le Boucq’s mid-17th century Histoire de Sebourcq records “Marie de Ville, sœur de messire Allard seigneur d’Estrepy et de Ville” as wife of “Philippe fils de Henry de Hainault” and mother of Isabelle who is named below[252].  Philippe and his wife “Marie de Strépy” are named in documents dated 1210 and 1213[253].  Considering the suggested marriage date of his daughter Isabelle, Philippe and his wife must have survived for many years after 1213.  Philippe & his wife had six children: 

i)          BAUDOUIN de Sebourg .  Brassart records that the two sons of Philippe de Sebourg were named Baudouin and Henri[254]

ii)         HENRI de Sebourg .  Brassart records that the two sons of Philippe de Sebourg were named Baudouin and Henri (specifying that the second was not called Philippe)[255]

iii)        ISABELLE de Sebourg ([1230/35?]-after 1281).   Brassart records that Isabelle “l’ainsnée” of Philippe de Sebourg married “mon signeur Bauduin de Hennin”, by whom she had “fils et fille Bauduin et Basille”, and secondly “mon signeur Ernoul de Audenarde, ainsné fil mon signeur Jehan de Audenarde[256].  He does not specify the source which he quotes, but from the context it appears to be the genealogy written by Baudouin d’Avesnes, cited above.  Her first marriage is confirmed by the record of her second marriage quoted below.  The date of this first marriage is estimated from the 25 Nov 1263 charter under which property is donated to her two daughters.  Her birth date is esimated from the date of this first marriage, and bearing in mind that she had one known child by her second marriage, although it is recognised that this date is late considering that her parents were named in 1210 and 1213 as noted above.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Arnulphus", son of "domino Johannis de Audenarde", married "dominam de Seburgo, relictam domini Balduini de Hennin" as his first wife[257]Heiress of Sebourg.  Bauduin de Hennin chevaliers sires de Sebourc et Ysabiaus femme à celui Bauduin” donated property to Vaucelles by charter dated May 1266[258]The marriage contract of Arnoud fils aîné de Jean seigneur d’Audenarde et du Rosoit” and “Isabelle dame de Fontaine et de Sebourg” is dated mid-Jun 1274, and names “Baudouin fils et deux filles que cette dame avait eus de Baudouin de Hennin son premier mari[259].  A charter 1281 records the ratification by “domina Elysabeth domina de Sebourch uxor somini Arnulphi de Audenarde militis” of the sale of “villae...Courtemerk in Flandria, Tornacensis dioecesis” by her husband by Guy Count of Flanders[260]m firstly ([1255/60?]) BAUDOUIN [V] Seigneur de Hénin, son of BAUDOUIN [IV] Seigneur de Hénin & his wife Mathilde de Fontaine (-before Jun 1274, bur Douai Saint-Pierre).  m secondly (contract mid-Jun 1274) as his first wife, ARNOUD [V] Heer van Oudenaarde, son of JAN Heer van Oudenaarde & his second wife --- (-1310 or after). 

iv)       ALIX de Sebourg .  Brassart records that Alix, second daughter of Philippe de Sebourg, married “mon signeur Watier de Bousies”, by whom she had two sons “Watier et Bauduin” and three daughters[261].  He does not specify the source which he quotes, but from the context it appears to be the genealogy written by Baudouin d’Avesnes, cited above.  m GAUTHIER de Bousies, son of ---.

v)        JEANNE de Sebourg .  Brassart records that Jeanne, third daughter of Philippe de Sebourg, “fu rendue en l’abbeie dou Kaisnoi[262].  He does not specify the source which he quotes, but from the context it appears to be the genealogy written by Baudouin d’Avesnes, cited above.  Nun at Quesnoy.

vi)       JULIANE de Sebourg .  Brassart records Juliane “li maisnée” daughter of Philippe de Sebourg[263].  He does not specify the source which he quotes, but from the context it appears to be the genealogy written by Baudouin d’Avesnes, cited above. 

b)         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut (-young).  The genealogy written by Baudouin d’Avesnes records that Philippe and Baudouin as sons of Henri de Hainaut Seigneur de Sebourg, noting that the Baudouin “morut jovenes varlés[264]

8.         EUSTACHE de Hainaut .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Provost of Sainte-Wandru at Mons 1198. 

9.         BERTA de HainautThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco", naming one daughter (fourth among those listed) "Berta [uxor] Egidio de Sancto Auberto Cameracensis dyocesis" by whom she had "Gerardum et sororem illius"[265]

Count Baudouin IV had three illegitimate children by an unknown mistress:

10.       GERARD (-1179, bur église Sainte-Waudru).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Willelmus et Gerardus ipsius comites fratres sed non germani..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[266].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the death in 1179 of "Gerardus comitis Hanoniensis fraters ed non germanus" and his burial "in monasterio beate Waldetrudis"[267]

11.       GUILLAUME de Hainaut (-after 8 Nov 1219[268])The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Willelmus et Gerardus ipsius comites fratres sed non germani..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[269].  Avoué de Saint-Saulve: "Willelmi fratris mei, Sancti Salvii advocati…" signed the charter dated [9 Nov/31 Dec] 1180 under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut granted duty exemptions to the abbey of Vaucelle[270].  "…Henrici et Willelmi fratrum meorum…" signed the charter dated 1187 under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut declared that "frater meus Henricus" and the abbey of Vicogne, owners of the mill at Sebourg, were responsible for its repair[271].  "Ludovici advocate Hasbanie" sold the advocacy of Flône, and other rights relating to churches of Liège, to "domino comiti Hainoensi…Balduino", by charter dated 1190, witnessed by "Wilhelmus frater comitis Hainoensis, Alardus de Cimai, Nicholaus de Barbentione…"[272].  Seigneur de Thy-le-Château 1190: Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut, Marquis de Namur granted "castrum…Thier cum villa" to "Willelmo fratri meo" by charter dated [Oct] 1190[273].  "De Werchin" 1193.  Regent of Hainaut 1201-1205.  Chancellor of Flanders.  m HEDWIGE [Heluidis/Avoye] de Saint-Saulve, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1212/19.  Guillaume & his wife had seven children (whose parentage and marriages are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[274], but the primary sources on which this information is based have not been identified): 

a)         HELVIDE de Hainaut .  Avouée de Saint-Saulve 1218/24.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Balduinus…Fastradi frater" married "matrem domini Egidii de Barlainmont, qui duxit neptem eius", and names their descendants[275].  m firstly GILLES [III] de Saint-Aubert Seigneur de Berlaimont, son of GILLES [II] de Saint-Aubert & his second wife Mathilde de Berlaimont (-[Aug 1218/Mar 1224]).  m secondly BAUDOUIN d'Avesnes Seigneur de la Flamengerie, son of NICOLAS d’Avesnes Avoué de la Flamengerie & his wife --- de Walaincourt (-after 1233).

b)         MARIE de Hainaut .  1207/32.  m (before 1207) PHILIPPE Châtelain de Maldeghem, son of ---.  

c)          GUILLAUME [II] de Hainaut .  1207/25.  Seigneur de Wierge 1224.  

d)         GERARD [I] de Hainaut (-1246 or after)1225/46.  Seigneur de la Longueville.  Sénéchal de Hainaut. 

-           SEIGNEURS de WERCHIN.   

e)         GAUTIER de Hainaut .  1207/37.  Abbot of Hasnon.

f)          AGNES de Hainaut .  

g)         PHILIPPA de Hainaut .  Nun in 1219. 

12.       GERARD (-after 12 Dec 1205).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Provost of Saint-Pierre at Lille 1193/1205.  Provost of Saint-Audomar 1195.  Provost of St Donat at Bruges 1195/1205.  Chancellor of Flanders 1196-1205. 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS du RŒULX

 

 

Le Rœulx is situated in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut, in the triangle Mons-Soignies-La Louvière, about 10 kilometres south of Soignies[276].  According to La Roche de Marchiennes, Richilde Ctss de Hainaut granted the seigneurie du Rœulx to Gauthier Châtelain d’Ath, whose daughter married Arnoul de Hainaut as shown below[277]Europäische Stammtafeln, on the other hand, says that the wife of Eustache [I] du Rœulx was the heiress of le Rœulx[278].  The latter version may result from a misinterpretation of the Chronicon Hanoniense which records that "Eustacium de Ruez qui Senior appellatus est" [Eustache [I] Seigneur du Rœulx] built castles in “terris suis...Ruez et Morlenwes”, in the same sentence which records his marriage, but does not specify that either of these towns were inherited from his wife[279].  

 

 

ARNOUL de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut & his wife Ida de Louvain ([1090]-after 1117)The Chronicon Lætiense names "Arnulpho, fratri comitis de Hainau Balduini" and his wife "Beatricem filiam [Waltero de Aat] et Ade [filiam] Eustacii del Rues"[280].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "primogenitus Balduinus…secundus Arnulphus" as sons of "Balduino comiti Hanoniensi"[281]Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought "castellum de Covino" from "comite Balduino de Mont", in the presence of "uxore ipsius Ida, cum filiis suis Baldewino, Arnulpho, Lodewico, Heinrico", by charter dated 14 Jun 1096[282].  A charter dated 1117 records the donation by "comite Balduino", with the consent of "uxore sua Iola et filio suo Balduino…prefati comites fratres Ernulfus et Willelmus", of "allodium de Oberceiis" to the abbey of Saint-Denis en Broqueroie[283]

m BEATRIX de Ath, daughter of WALTER de Ath & his wife Ada de Ramerupt.  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Arnulpho, fratri comitis de Hainau Balduini" and his wife "Beatricem filiam [Waltero de Aat] et Ade [filiam] Eustacii del Rues"[284]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "Guidonem [de Guisia] qui habuit sororem" whose husband was "Arnulfo, fratre Balduini comitis Hainonensis"[285], Guy de Guise being the son of Ada de Ramerupt by her first husband Geoffroy Seigneur de Guise while Beatrix was her daughter by her second husband. 

Arnoul & his wife had two children: 

1.         EUSTACHE [I] ([after 1115]-[Acre] [1191/92]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Eustachium de Ruz" as son of "Arnulfo, fratre Balduini comitis Hainonensis" & his wife Beatrix[286].  Bearing in mind his father’s estimated birth date, it is unlikely that Eustache [I] was born much earlier than [1115].  The date of his death, when he was still in fighting form to take part in the Crusade, suggests that he was born several years later, assuming that his father survived after his last recorded mention in 1117.  Seigneur du Rœulx.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Egidius de Cin, Gossuinus de Montibus, Eustacius senior de Ruez, Hoelus de Kauren, Ludovicus et Karolus fratres de Frasne, Theodericus de Linea, Iwanus de Waldripont, Henricus et Willelmus fratres de Braina, Robertus de Aisunvilla, Ysaac castellanus Montensis, Willelmus de Birbais" as "comitis [Balduini] [Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut], Balduinis et Iolendis comitisse filii, commilitones et consiliarii"[287].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Eustacium de Ruez qui Senior appellatus est" built castles in “terris suis...Ruez et Morlenwes[288]"Balduini comitis, Eustachii nepotis eius…" signed the charter dated 1146 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed a donation to the abbey of Vicogne[289]"…Eustachii de Rues…" signed a charter dated 1157 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between the abbey of Crespin and "Theodericum, villicum suum de Harminiaco"[290]"…Eustacii de Ruez et filii eius Eustachii…" signed the charter dated 1155 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed a donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance made by "Johannes de Roka"[291].  "Balduinus Hainoniensis comes" renounced rights over "les bois de Saint-Calixte" in favour of Cysoing by charter dated to [1160], signed by "Balduini comitis, Godefridi filii eius, Eustachii del Ruth…"[292]The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Eustacius senior de Ruez et Eustacius filius eius..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[293]"Eustachius de Ruez" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance by "domina Ada soror mea, Nivellensis abbatissa" after her death, with the consent of "filii…mei Nicholaus, Eustachius, Ada filia mea", by charter dated 1176[294].  He accompanied Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in battle against the Duke of Brabant in 1182.  "Eustachius de Ruez" donated part of "allodiorum de Goegnies" acquired from "Clementia filia Hiberti de Lambursart" to the abbey of Alne, with the consent of "Nicholao filio meo Nivellensi preposito cum nepote meo Eustachio", by charter dated 1189[295]The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Eustacius senior de Rues" among those who died in Palestine in [1191], presumably at the siege of Acre[296]m MARIE de Morlanwelz [heiress of le Rœulx], daughter and heiress of JEAN de Morlanwelz [Mons] [Seigneur du Rœulx] & his wife --- (-before 1174).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "viri nobilis paris castri Montensis Iohannis filiam…Maria" as wife of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior"[297].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, she was heiress of le Rœulx[298].  This is contradicted by La Roche de Marchiennes who, as noted in the Introduction to this chapter, says that le Rœulx was inherited from the daughter of Gauthier Châtelain d’Ath who was Eustache [I]’s mother[299].  Eustache [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         NICOLAS du Rœulx (-[1197])The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…primum et Eustacium secundum" as sons of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife[300]"Eustachius de Ruez" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance by "domina Ada soror mea, Nivellensis abbatissa" after her death, with the consent of "filii…mei Nicholaus, Eustachius, Ada filia mea", by charter dated 1176[301].  Provost at Nivelles 1176.  "Eustachius de Ruez" donated part of "allodiorum de Goegnies" acquired from "Clementia filia Hiberti de Lambursart" to the abbey of Alne, with the consent of "Nicholao filio meo Nivellensi preposito cum nepote meo Eustachio", by charter dated 1189[302].  Canon at Soignies.  Decant and archdeacon at Cambrai Cathedral.  Bishop of Cambrai 1196.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election of "Nicholaus de Ruez, patruus Eustachii" as Bishop of Cambrai in 1196[303]

b)         EUSTACHE [II] "le Valet" du Rœulx ([1140/50]-1186, bur Rœulx Saint-Feuillien)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…primum et Eustacium secundum" as sons of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife[304]Seigneur du Rœulx

-        see below

c)         BEATRICE  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Beatricem, Alidem et Adam" as daughters of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife, naming the husband of Beatrix as "Waltero de Lens" and their children "Eustacium et filias Ydam et Mariam"[305]m GAUTHIER de Lens, son of ---. 

d)         ALIDE du RœulxThe Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Beatricem, Alidem et Adam" as daughters of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife, referring to the early death of the (unnamed) husband of Alide and her becoming a nun "in abbatia sancti Phoillani"[306]After the death of her husband, she became a nun at Le Rœulx.  m ---. 

e)         ADA du Rœulx ([before 1150]-).  "Eustachius de Ruez" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance by "domina Ada soror mea, Nivellensis abbatissa" after her death, with the consent of "filii…mei Nicholaus, Eustachius, Ada filia mea", by charter dated 1176[307]The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Beatricem, Alidem et Adam" as daughters of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife, naming the first husband of Ada as "Nicholao de Bouleirs", her second husband "Drogoni de Boosiis" (specifying that they had children) and her third husband "militia Flandrensi Gosuino"[308].  Bearing in mind that Ada’s daughter by her first marriage was already married in 1181 (Alix, wife of Philippe Seigneur de Cassel), it is unlikely that Ada was born after [1150].  m firstly NIKOLAAS van Boelare, son of --- (-[before 1176]).  m secondly DROGON de Bousies, son of ---.  m thirdly GOSWIN de Wavrin, son of ROGER [III] de Wavrin & his first wife Mathilde [de Lens].  1174/1204. 

2.         ADA (-before 1176).  "Eustachius de Ruez" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance by "domina Ada soror mea, Nivellensis abbatissa" after her death, with the consent of "filii…mei Nicholaus, Eustachius, Ada filia mea", by charter dated 1176[309].  Abbess of Nivelles. 

 

 

EUSTACHE [II] "le Valet" du Rœulx, son of EUSTACHE [I] Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Morlanwelz ([1140/50]-1186, bur Rœulx Saint-Feuillien)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…primum et Eustacium secundum" as sons of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife[310].  His birth date is estimated very approximately in order to get a better idea of the chronology of the Rœulx family.  It is consistent with the estimated birth date of his wife.  "…Eustacii de Ruez et filii eius Eustachii…" signed the charter dated 1155 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed a donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance made by "Johannes de Roka"[311]The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Eustacius senior de Ruez et Eustacius filius eius..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[312]"Eustachius de Ruez" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance by "domina Ada soror mea, Nivellensis abbatissa" after her death, with the consent of "filii…mei Nicholaus, Eustachius, Ada filia mea", by charter dated 1176[313]Seigneur du RœulxThe Chronicon Hanoniense records the death in 1186 of "Eustacius de Ruez, Eustacii senioris filius" and his burial "in monasterio Sancti Foillani apud Ruez"[314]

m BERTHA van Gavre, daughter of RASSO [III] Heer van Gavre & his wife Eva de Chièvres ([1140/50]-after 1202).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Berta, Rassonis de Gauris et Damisoni de Cirvia filia" as wife of "Eustacium [filium Eustachii de Ruez…senior]"[315]Nobilis mulier domina Berta de Morlenwes” donated part “allodii sui...ei hereditario jure pervenerat in territorio de Montegni” to Cambron, with the consent of “filii sui Eustachii domini de Rodio”, by charter dated 1202[316]

Eustache [III] & his wife had two children: 

1.         EUSTACHE [III] "Canivet" du Rœulx ([1165/70]-after 1221, bur Saint-Feuillien abbey)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filium…Eustacium et filiam Beatricem" as children of "Eustacium [filium Eustachii de Ruez…Senior]"[317]"Eustachius de Ruez" donated part of "allodiorum de Goegnies" acquired from "Clementia filia Hiberti de Lambursart" to the abbey of Alne, with the consent of "Nicholao filio meo Nivellensi preposito cum nepote meo Eustachio", by charter dated 1189[318].  The naming of Eustache [III] in his grandfather’s donation suggests that he was adult at the time, so maybe born in [1165/70].  Seigneur du Rœulx.  “Eustachius dominus de Rodio” donated “in nemore de Brocheroit” to Cambron by charter dated 1206[319]Eustachius de Ruez” guaranteed the donation made to Alne abbey by “Bauduin de Ruez chevalier...du consentement de Reinuide son épouse” by charter dated 1208[320]Eustachius dominus de Ruez” donated “Heriermes...de Lens...de Chirvia” to Cambron, in the presence of “plurium nobilium virorum parentum meorum...domini Rassonis senioris de Gavera et Rassonis junioris filii sui, domini de Chirvia, Hogonis de Florines, Gerardi de Gauche, Godefridi de Winchi et Egidii de Hallut”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1210[321]Eustachius de Ruez” confirmed the donation made to Alne abbey of “octava parte alliodorum de Goegnies” made by “son aïeul du même nom” [the charter dated 1189 quoted above, which appears to confirm the confirmant as Eustache [III], assuming that the term translated by “aïeul” was used in its strict sense of grandfather] by charter dated 1221[322].  An epitaph in the abbey of Saint-Feuillien, since disappeared when the abbey was demolished, recorded the burial of “Eustasse du Reux dit Canivet[323]m --- de Tournai, daughter of BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Hildegarde de Wavrin (-1221 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Eustachius dictus Kanivet” married “filiam Balduini de Mortania castellani Tornacensis[324]The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  Eustache [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         EUSTACHE [IV] "Campulus" du Rœulx ([1190/1205]-after Dec 1267)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “filium unum [...Eustachius] et filiam unam” as the children of “Eustachius dictus Kanivet” and his wife “filiam Balduini de Mortania castellani Tornacensis[325]Seigneur du Rœulx

-        see below

b)         NICOLAS du Rœulx (-after 1224).  “Osto dominus de Trasegnies” notified the pledge made by “dominum Nicholaum militem de Rodio” to Cambron, relating to “nemore de Scassines quod bone memorie Eustachius dominus de Rodio pater eiusdem Nicholai” had donated, by charter dated 1224[326]

c)         AGNES du Rœulx (-after 30 Sep 1247)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “soror...Eustachio de Rodio...quarti” married “domino Jacobo de Bailleul[327].  “Jacobus de Condato dominus de Bailleul” donated “decimam...de Balastre” to Saint-Aubais, with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1235[328]m JACQUES de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul, son of NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Elisabeth de Morialmes (-[1258/59]). 

2.         BEATRICE du RœulxThe Chronicon Hanoniense names "filium…Eustacium et filiam Beatricem" as children of "Eustacium [filium Eustachii de Ruez…Senior]"[329]

 

 

EUSTACHE [IV] "Campulus" du Rœulx, son of EUSTACHE [III] Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Tournai ([1190/1205]-after Mar 1274)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “filium unum [...Eustachius] et filiam unam” as the children of “Eustachius dictus Kanivet” and his wife “filiam Balduini de Mortania castellani Tornacensis[330]Seigneur du RœulxEustache seigneur de Rœulx” confirmed the foundation of a chapel at Sart by “Gilles chevalier de Sart” by charter dated 1234[331].  Under a codicil dated Aug 1242, “Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed as his executors “Eustache de Rœux chevalier son cousin, Bauduin de Mervenghien, Alix sa femme, Robert de Saint-Jacques et Eustache de Gand, frère cordeliers[332].  The family relationship between Eustache [IV] and Arnoud [IV] Heer van Oudenarde was that Richilde de Tournai, mother of Arnoud [IV], was the paternal aunt of Eustache [IV]’s mother --- de Tournai.  It has not proved possible to assess with any certainty the date of death of Eustache [IV].  His son was named in sources as “seigneur de Trazegnies”, without reference to “seigneur du Rœulx”, until Mar 1274.  It is a reasonable assumption therefore that his father Eustache [IV] was still alive at that date and continued to hold the seigneurie du Rœulx. 

m MARIE de Trith, daughter and heiress of GILLES de Trith {Trith St Léger, Nord} & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Eustachius”, son of “Eustachius dictus Kanivet” and his wife “filiam Balduini de Mortania castellani Tornacensis”, married “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[333].  It is difficult to identify with certainty the relevant “van Beveren” (see the document FLANDERS NOBILITY) to whom the wife of Gilles de Trith was married as her first/second husband. 

Eustache [IV] & his wife had [eight] children: 

1.         EUSTACHE [V] "Canivet" du Rœulx ([1215/35]-1287)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet, Ægidium agnomine Rigaut, Theodericum, duos clericos, et sextum Arnulphum” as the six sons of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[334].  Seigneur de Trazegnies, de iure uxoris: Eustachius miles dominus de Trasegnies...cum...Agnetem dicti domini Egidii filiam accepissem uxorem” confirmed donations to Cambron made by “Osto quondam dominus de Silli...Egidius et Osto filii eiusdem domini Ostonis” by charter dated Jul 1256[335]Eustachius dominus et Agnes uxor eius domina de Trazingnies” confirmed donations made by “predecessores nostri domini de Trasingnies” to Floreffe by charter dated Jan 1258[336]Eustasches del Rues sires de Trasengnies et...Agnes se feme dame de Trasengnies” confirmed the sale of property to Cambron made by “Sohiers de Papenghien” by charter dated May 1260[337].  “Eustaches del Rues chevaliers sires de Trasengnies et de Trit et...Agnes se feme dame de Trasengnies...fille au...monseigneur Gilion...fius monseigneur Oston seigneur de Trasengnies et de Silli...[et] se feme...medame Agnes” confirmed donations to Cambron by charter dated Dec 1267[338]Vicogne abbey and “Mesires Ustasse dou Roes sires de Trasignies et de Trith” exchanged property, recording that “mesires Gilles dou Roes dis Rigaus sires de Monstruel, hoirs et ahiretés de le demorance del’yretage de Trith ki remest puis les escanges ke messires Ustasses deseuredis, ses frères, et mesire Thiéris, ses autres frères ont fait à nous”, by charter dated Mar 1274[339]Seigneur du RœulxEustache chevalier et seigneur de la ville du Rœulx” acknowledged rights over duties levied in Saint-Denis-en-Broquerie by charter dated [1 Jan] 1276 (O.S.)[340]Ustasses sires dou Rues, de Trasegnies et de Silli” notified that “Nicholas de Condet sires de Morialmes” had sold property, acquired from “monseigneur Oston de Trasegnies”, to Cambron by charter dated 1287[341]m firstly PHILIPPA d'Antoing, daughter of MICHEL d'Antoing Seigneur de Harnes & his first wife --- de Gavre (-1255 or before).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “sororum...domini Hugonis de Harnes...secunda...Philippa” married “domino Eustachio Kanivet de Rodio” but died “sine hærede[342]m secondly (before Jul 1256) AGNES de Trazegnies, daughter of GILLES [IV] Seigneur de Trazegnies & his wife Ida d'Enghien (-after 1270).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet” married “filiam domini Ægidii de Trasengnies[343]Eustachius miles dominus de Trasegnies...cum...Agnetem dicti domini Egidii filiam accepissem uxorem” confirmed donations to Cambron made by “Osto quondam dominus de Silli...Egidius et Osto filii eiusdem domini Ostonis” by charter dated Jul 1256[344]Eustachius dominus et Agnes uxor eius domina de Trazingnies” confirmed donations made by “predecessores nostri domini de Trasingnies” to Floreffe by charter dated Jan 1258[345]Eustasches del Rues sires de Trasengnies et...Agnes se feme dame de Trasengnies” confirmed the sale of property to Cambron made by “Sohiers de Papenghien” by charter dated May 1260[346].  “Eustaches del Rues chevaliers sires de Trasengnies et de Trit et...Agnes se feme dame de Trasengnies...fille au...monseigneur Gilion...fius monseigneur Oston seigneur de Trasengnies et de Silli...[et] se feme...medame Agnes” confirmed donations to Cambron by charter dated Dec 1267[347].  Eustache [V] & his second wife had two children: 

a)         --- du Rœulx (-before 1287).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “unum filium et unam filiam” as the children of “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Trasengnies[348].  They presumably preceased their father as their paternal uncle inherited the seigneurie  du Rœulx. 

b)         --- du Rœulx (-before 1287).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “unum filium et unam filiam” as the children of “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Trasengnies[349].  They presumably preceased their father as their paternal uncle inherited the seigneurie  du Rœulx. 

2.         GILLES "Rigaud" du Rœulx ([1217/40]-after 1299)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet, Ægidium agnomine Rigaut, Theodericum, duos clericos, et sextum Arnulphum” as the six sons of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[350].  Vicogne abbey and “Mesires Ustasse dou Roes sires de Trasignies et de Trith” exchanged property, recording that “mesires Gilles dou Roes dis Rigaus sires de Monstruel, hoirs et ahiretés de le demorance del’yretage de Trith ki remest puis les escanges ke messires Ustasses deseuredis, ses frères, et mesire Thiéris, ses autres frères ont fait à nous”, by charter dated Mar 1274[351].  “...Mesires Rigaus dou Rues...” is named in a charter dated 1280 which records transfers of property made by “Jehans dis sires d’Audenarde et sires de Rosoy” to Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut[352].  Dirk van Beveren declared having had a document sealed by “la dame de Rumigny sa sœur, par ses cousins Monseignour Rigaut dou Rues et Monseignour Jean de Gavre qui sont chargés de garder son scel” by charter dated Aug 1282[353].  The precise family relationship between Gilles du Rœulx and Dirk van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude has not yet been identified.  Seigneur du Rœulx.  “Gillion dit Rigaut signeur dou Rues, Watier d’Antoing signeur de Belonne, Arnoul signeur de la Hamaide et Willaume de Roisin, chevaliers” are named as pairs de Hainaut in the charter dated 1287 which records a partition of territories between Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut and his brother Florent de Hainaut Seigneur de Braine[354]Giles Rigaus sires dou Rues, Arnols sires de la Hamaide chevalier, Jehans sires de Lens en Braibant...Nicholes de Condet sires de Morialmes, Thieris dou Rues sires de Hunchengnies...” confirmed a charter of “Jehan Davesnes conte de Haynau” dated Jul 1290[355].  “Gilles Rigaus sires dou Rues chevaliers” confirmed a sale of property to Cambron made by “Mikius sires de Gage” by charter dated 12 Nov 1297[356]Gilles Seigneur du Rœulx donated property to Bonne-Espérance abbey by charter dated 1299[357]m ISABELLE de Ligne dame de Monstreuil, daughter of FASTRE de Ligne Seigneur de Monstreuil & his wife Brigitte van Gavre (-after 1312).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Ægidium agnomine Rigaut” married “filiam Fastradi de Lingne, per quam dominus est terræ de Monsteruel[358].  Isabelle, widow of Gilles Rigaut du Rœulx, with her sons Eustache and Fastré, transferred “l’alleu de Morlanwelz” to the comte de Hainaut, who re-enfeoffed the property to them, in 1312, confirmed in a charter dated 30 Apr 1322[359]Gilles & his wife had two children: 

a)         EUSTACHE [VI] du Rœulx (-Louvain [31] Mar 1336 or 22 Apr 1337, bur Saint-Feuillien abbey)Seigneur du Rœulx.  Eustache [VI] Seigneur de Rœulx was present at the siege of Thuin in 1309[360].  Isabelle, widow of Gilles Rigaut du Rœulx, with her sons Eustache and Fastré, transferred “l’alleu de Morlanwelz” to the comte de Hainaut, who re-enfeoffed the property to them, in 1312, confirmed in a charter dated 30 Apr 1322[361].  Two sources record a different date of death for Eustache: an epitaph in the church of Saint-Feuillien abbey records the death “ens le fin dou mois de mars” 1336 of “messire Eustasse jadis sire dou Reux[362], while a manuscript records the costs of the burial of “monsigneu dou Ruels” who died “à Louvaing le mardy après Pasque” 1337[363]After his death, Rœulx was incorporated into the domaine of the Comtes de Hainaut, where it remained until 1433[364]m as her first husband, MATHILDE de Thuin, daughter of JEAN de Thuin & his wife --- (-[after 24 Sep 1369]).  Mathilde must have been considerably younger than her first husband, considering that she gave birth to a son by her second husband.  She married secondly (before 28 Feb 1345) Heinrich [V] Graf von Salm.  A charter dated 28 Feb 1345 records the rights of "le comte de Saumes" over "Tuing" resulting “depart madame sa femme[365]Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by a charter dated 8 Oct 1345 which records that “dominus Henricus comes de salmis in Ardenna” acquired “villas de Marchines au Pont, de Mota et advocaciam Thudiniensem” with “eius uxore filia domini Johannes de Thudinio relicta domini Eustachii de Roes[366].  Engelbert Bishop of Liège notified that "dame Maheaul de Tuyng contesse de Sayme en Ardenne et...Henri son fil" hypothecated their lands at "Marchiennes a Pont, de Mons et de Montengnis" to Liège Saint-Lambert by charter dated 11 Apr 1360[367]A charter dated 24 Sep 1369 records that Eustasse Sire dou Rues et de Trazegnies” had granted “à son oncle Ernoul dit dou Rues une rente…sur la terre de Rœux”, that “Jean Sire de Werchain, Sénéchal de Hainaut, chev. et Robert de Ligne, prévôt de l’église de Condé, oncles de Mikiuls Sire de Ligne et de Briffouel, chev.“ had claimed the revenue “sur la terre de Rœux” [presumably after the death of Arnaud de Rœux], that a further dispute had arisen between “Mad. Mahaut de Tuing Comtesse de Saulmeits à cause de son douaire” and “Jean de Los Sgr. d’Agimont et de Walehain et aussi Sgr. viager de Rœux”, and that it was now ordered that the revenue should in future be paid “audit Mikiuls de Ligne, à qui elle appartenoit[368].   

b)         FASTRE du Rœulx (-21 May 1331, bur Saint-Feuillien abbey).  Isabelle, widow of Gilles Rigaut du Rœulx, with her sons Eustache and Fastré, transferred “l’alleu de Morlanwelz” to the comte de Hainaut, who re-enfeoffed the property to them, in 1312, confirmed in a charter dated 30 Apr 1322[369].  An epitaph in the church of Saint-Feuillien abbey records the death 21 May 1331 of “messire Fastrés dou Rues, chlr. et frères à sgr. dou Rues[370]

3.         THIERRY du Rœulx (-after Jul 1290).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet, Ægidium agnomine Rigaut, Theodericum, duos clericos, et sextum Arnulphum” as the six sons of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[371].  Vicogne abbey and “Mesires Ustasse dou Roes sires de Trasignies et de Trith” exchanged property, recording that “mesires Gilles dou Roes dis Rigaus sires de Monstruel, hoirs et ahiretés de le demorance del’yretage de Trith ki remest puis les escanges ke messires Ustasses deseuredis, ses frères, et mesire Thiéris, ses autres frères ont fait à nous”, by charter dated Mar 1274[372]Seigneur de Huissignies.  “Giles Rigaus sires dou Rues, Arnols sires de la Hamaide chevalier, Jehans sires de Lens en Braibant...Nicholes de Condet sires de Morialmes, Thieris dou Rues sires de Hunchengnies...” confirmed a charter of “Jehan Davesnes conte de Haynau” dated Jul 1290[373]m ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Theodericum”, son of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris”, married “filiam domini Joannis de Vannes (in Burgundiæ comitatu”, qui Fratrum ingressus ordinem, terram suam dicto Theoderico reliquit[374]son .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet, Ægidium agnomine Rigaut, Theodericum, duos clericos, et sextum Arnulphum” as the six sons of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[375].  son .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet, Ægidium agnomine Rigaut, Theodericum, duos clericos, et sextum Arnulphum” as the six sons of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[376]

4.         --- du Rœulx .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet, Ægidium agnomine Rigaut, Theodericum, duos clericos, et sextum Arnulphum” as the six sons of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[377]

5.         --- du Rœulx .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet, Ægidium agnomine Rigaut, Theodericum, duos clericos, et sextum Arnulphum” as the six sons of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[378]

6.         ARNOULD du RœulxThe late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet, Ægidium agnomine Rigaut, Theodericum, duos clericos, et sextum Arnulphum” as the six sons of “Eustachius” and his wife “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[379]A charter dated 24 Sep 1369 records that Eustasse Sire dou Rues et de Trazegnies” had granted “à son oncle Ernoul dit dou Rues une rente…sur la terre de Rœux”, that “Jean Sire de Werchain, Sénéchal de Hainaut, chev. et Robert de Ligne, prévôt de l’église de Condé, oncles de Mikiuls Sire de Ligne et de Briffouel, chev.“ had claimed the revenue “sur la terre de Rœux” [presumably after the death of Arnaud de Rœux], that a further dispute had arisen between “Mad. Mahaut de Tuing Comtesse de Saulmeits à cause de son douaire” and “Jean de Los Sgr. d’Agimont et de Walehain et aussi Sgr. viager de Rœux”, and that it was now ordered that the revenue should in future be paid “audit Mikiuls de Ligne, à qui elle appartenoit[380]

7.         [MARIE du Rœulx (-after 1281).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, she was the daughter of Eustache [V] Seigneur du Rœulx and his second wife Agnes de Trazegnies[381].  This parentage seems tight from a chronological point of view, considering that her daughter was already married by 1281.  If Marie was a member of the Rœulx family, it seems more likely that she was the daughter of Eustache [IV].  "Hues castelains de Gand sires de Hoesdeng" confirmed a sale of property to Harlebeek church, with the consent of "Marie femme à...Huon castelain devant dit et Marie femme à...Gerart signour de Sotenghem fille et oirs à devant dit castelain", by charter dated Jun 1284[382]m HUGO [IV] Burggraaf van Gent, son of HUGO [III] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife Maria van Gavre (-after 1288).] 

8.         [ISABELLE du Rœulx (-after Jun 1304).  The primary source which confirms Isabelle’s parentage has not been identified.  If she was a member of the seigneurial family of Rœulx, it seems likely that she was a daughter of Eustache [IV][383].  “Bauduins chevaliers sires de Pierewez et Izabieau dou Roes dame de Pierewez” declared their intention of founding a hospital “en le parroche de Pierewez, qui est dou patronage Monseigneur Saint-Gislain” by charter dated Jun 1304[384]m BAUDOUIN Seigneur de Peruwelz, son of --- (-after Jun 1304).] 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the ancestry of the following person, and his connection with the main Rœulx family, have not been identified. 

 

1.         GILLES de Rœulx .  Seigneur d’Ecaussines.  m JEANNE de Lens Dame de Louwes et de Brebières, daughter of ---.  Gilles & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEANNE de Rœulx ).  Dame d’Ecaussines.  An epitaph at Valenciennes records the burial of “Simon de Lalaing chevalier jadis seigneur de Kiévrain et...baillieus de Haynaut” who died 13 Sep 1386 and “Jehene dEscaussines dame de Kievrain[385]m SIMON de Lalaing, son of SIMON [III] Seigneur de Lalaing & his wife Mathilde d’Aspremont (-13 Sep 1386, bur Beaumont, Valenciennes).  Seigneur d’Ecaussines, de iure uxoris.  Seigneur de Hordaing et de Quiévrain. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de WERCHIN

 

 

A town called Verchin is located in what is now the département of Nord in northern France, on the river Lys near its source, north of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise and west of Arras[386].  This appears too far from the county of Hainaut to be identified with the Seigneurs de Werchin, who were Hainaut nobility.  The following reconstruction is based on the table in Europäische Stammtafeln[387], but the primary sources on which the information is based have not been identified unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

GERARD [I] de Hainaut, son of GUILLAUME de Hainaut & his wife Hawit de Saint-Saulve (-1246 or after).  1225/46.  Seigneur de Longueville.  Gerardus de Hainau [seigneur de la Longueville]” donated property “apud Dimenchial” to Alne, “du consentement de son épouse et de ses fils”, by charter dated 1232[388]Sénéchal de Hainaut. 

m ELKINE, daughter of ---. 

Gérard [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         JEAN de HainautSeigneur de Werchin 1248.  

2.         JACQUES [I] de Hainaut (-before 1274).  "De Werchin" 1244.  Seigneur de Werchin 1250.  Seigneur de Longueville.  Sénéchal de Hainaut.  m MATHILDE de Ligne Dame de Fontenoit et du Becq, daughter of FASTRE de Ligne Seigneur de Monstreuil & his wife Brigitte van Gavre (-after 1274).  Jacques [I] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         GERARD [II] de Werchin (-after 1270).  “Gerars, Fastres et Williaumes fil a...monsigneur Jakemon signeur de Werchin seneschal de Haynau” confirmed that “messire Bauduins de Perone” had bought property from “monsigneur Williaume de Aunoi” by charter dated Dec 1265[389].  Seigneur de Werchin 1270.  

b)         FASTRE de Werchin (-after Dec 1265).  “Gerars, Fastres et Williaumes fil a...monsigneur Jakemon signeur de Werchin seneschal de Haynau” confirmed that “messire Bauduins de Perone” had bought property from “monsigneur Williaume de Aunoi” by charter dated Dec 1265[390].  

c)         GUILLAUME de Werchin (-after Dec 1265).  “Gerars, Fastres et Williaumes fil a...monsigneur Jakemon signeur de Werchin seneschal de Haynau” confirmed that “messire Bauduins de Perone” had bought property from “monsigneur Williaume de Aunoi” by charter dated Dec 1265[391].  

d)         JACQUES [II] de Werchin (-1323, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church)Seigneur de Werchin

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e)         EUSTACHE [Witasse] de Werchin .  Canon at Cambrai Cathedral 1290/92.  

f)          JEANNE de Werchin .  1294/1318.  Canoness of Sainte-Waudru in Mons.  

g)         MARIE de Werchin .  1294/1318.  Canoness of Sainte-Waudru in Mons.

3.         GERARD de Hainaut (-6 Feb 1274, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church).  Seigneur de Tarsines et de la Longueville.  Canon of St Lambert at Liège. 

 

 

JACQUES [II] de Werchin, son of JACQUES [I] de Hainaut Seigneur de Werchin & his wife Mathilde de Ligne dame de Fontenoy (-1323, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church)Seigneur de Werchin.  Sénéchal de Hainaut.  Jakemes de Werchin chevalliers et dénescaus de Haynau” confirmed the donation made to Mons Sainte-Waudru by “demiselle Agnies d’Aunoit canonniennse de medame Sainte Waudrut de Mons” by charter dated 17 Jun 1280[392]

m firstly (before 1280) as her second husband, PHILIPPA van Beveren, widow of HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Rumigny et de Boves, daughter of DIRK van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude & his wife Marguerite de Brienne (-[1 Feb 1304/17 Jul 1306], bur Valenciennes Dominican Church).  “Philippe dame de Rumigny” acknowledged that “les dîmes et le tiers des terrages de Martigny” belonged to Bucilly abbey by charter dated Apr 1272[393].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a series of documents relating to the succession of her brother Erard van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude[394].  Among these is a contemporary manuscript which describes the evolution of the dispute, noting that “frère Jehan de Bevere...et madame de Martigni sa sœur” as the nearest heirs of Erard issued legal proceedings against each other and that “me dame de Martigni moru et ma dame li duchoise de Loreine se fille reprist le querele en lieu de se mere[395].  With the help of other documents, Van de Putte identified “madame de Martigni” as “Philippine de Beveren femme de Jacques de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut[396].  Thierry Stasser has also discussed the question[397]Guy Count of Flanders notified the disputes between “Ysabeau dame de Bevre et de Wallers femme de monseigneur Erart sire de Bevre” and “Philippe dame de Bevre et de Martigny et monseigneur Jakemon de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut son baron et avoué” concerning the inheritance of “feu Erart sire de Bevre” by charter dated 1 Feb 1303 (O.S.), which records the appointment as arbitrators of “pour Ysabeau: ledit Guy, Jean sire de Gavre et d’Escornaix, et monseigneur Guillaume de Nevele; pour Philippe et Jakemon: monseigneur Guillaume de Stenhuse et monseigneur Sohier de Leverghem” and the final decision[398]

m secondly CATHERINE de Jauche, daughter of GERARD [VIII] Seigneur de Jauche & his wife Isabelle de Condé (-1310, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage, date of death and place of burial[399]

Jacques [II] & his first wife had one child:

1.         GERARD [III] de Werchin (-Mons 9 Oct 1340, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church)Seigneur de Werchin.  Sénéchal de Hainaut.  He founded the church of Sainte-Elisabeth at Mons.  m ISABELLE d'Antoing Dame de Buggenhout, daughter of HENRI Seigneur d'Antoing et de Buggenhout & his first wife Marie van Haverskerque (-18 Aug 1373, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church).  Gérard [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN [II] "le Goutteux" de Werchin (-6 May 1377, bur Chartreux convent at Chaercq-lez-Tournai).  Seigneur de Werchin, de la Longueville, de Thy-le-Château, de Briquenet, de Biez et de Fontenoy.  Pair and hereditary marshal of Hainaut.  m ([1350]) JEANNE de Wallincourt Dame de Wallincourt de Cysoing de Perreumont et d'Elincourt, daughter of JEAN [IV] de Dours dit de Wallincourt & his wife Jeanne de Hamelincourt (-26 Feb 1365, bur couvent des Chartreux de Chaercq-lez-Tournai).  Jean [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN de Werchin (-[before 1372]).  Seigneur de Cysoing. 

ii)         JACQUES [III] de Werchin (-[1383])Seigneur de Werchin, de Walincourt, de Templemars, de Thy-le-Château, et de la Longueville.  Baron de Cysoing 1372.  Hereditary seneschal de Hainaut.  m (1374) as her first husband, JEANNE d'Enghien Dame de Fagnolles, daughter of GERARD [I] d'Enghien Châtelain de Mons Seigneur d'Havré & his wife --- (-12 May 1425, bur Mons Val-des-Ecoliers).  Châtelaine de Mons 1407.  She married secondly Colart d'Auxy Seigneur d'Auxy-le-Château (-1384 before 1 Nov), and thirdly (dispensation 15 Feb 1385) Jacques d'Harcourt Baron de Montgommery et d’Havré.  Jacques [III] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       JEAN [III] de Werchin (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415, bur Chercq-les-Tournai)Seigneur de Werchin, de Cysoing, de Walincourt, de la Longueville et de Biez.  Hereditary seneschal de Hainaut, 1st beer de Flandres.  m ([8 Mar 1396]) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Luxembourg, widow of PIERRE d'Enghien Conte di Lecce e Castro, daughter of GUY de Luxembourg Comte de Ligny, de Roussy et de Saint-Pol & his wife Mathilde de Châtillon.  

(b)       JEANNE de Werchin (-1445).  Dame de Werchin, de Cysoing, de Walincourt, de la Longueville et de Biez 1415.  m ([5 Aug 1391]) HENRI de Melun Seigneur de Zotteghem, de Falvy-sur-Somme, de Clary-sur-Somme, d'Estaires et Du Hérelle (-before 9 Jun 1399).  

(c)       PHILIPPOTTE de Werchin (-after 1428)Dame de Werchin, de la Longueville, de Roubaix, de Walincourt, de Thy-le-Château, de Fagnolles et de Biez, Baronne de Cysoing.  m firstly (7 Feb or 9 Sep 1409) JEAN [II] de Barbançon Seigneur de Jeumont, son of JEAN [I] de Barbançon Seigneur de Jeumont & his wife Jeanne du Chasteler (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  m secondly JEAN de Berlaimont Seigneur de Floyon, son of ---. 

 

 

 

E.      COMTES de HAINAUT 1191-1244

 

 

BAUDOUIN de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alice de Namur (1150-Mons 17 Dec 1195)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum, Godefridum secundum, Balduinum tercium, Heinricum quartam" as the sons of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite"[400]The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Balduinum" as son of "Hainoensi comiti Balduino" and his wife Alice, specifying that he married "Margaretam filiam Theoderici Flandrensis comitis" and had children (unnamed)[401]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco"[402]"Comite Hanoniensis nepote suo [=[Heinricum] comes Namurencis] ex sorore" is referred to, but not named, in a contemporary report on the fire at the abbey of Gembloux[403].  He succeeded his father in 1171 as BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut, and as heir to Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg.  He supported Philippe II King of France when war broke out with Philippe Count of Flanders in 1183 over the inheritance of the counties of Vermandois and Valois[404].  After the unexpected birth in 1186 of Ermesinde, daughter of Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg, the latter revoked his assurance concerning Baudouin's succession in these two counties.  In 1188, Comte Henri was obliged to reinstate Baudouin as his heir after a verdict in the latter's favour from Heinrich VI King of Germany.  Comte Baudouin attacked Namur, captured Comte Henri and obtained a confirmation of his position from Emperor Friedrich I who also secretly created him Marquis de Namur.  Under a compromise reached in 1190, Baudouin received Namur immediately, and the expectation of Laroche and Durbuy after the death of Henri; the fate of Luxembourg was not mentioned.  The creation of the Marquisate of Namur, and the elevation of Baudouin as Marquis de Namur, was announced at Worms in 1190[405]"Ludovici advocate Hasbanie" sold the advocacy of Flône, and other rights relating to churches of Liège, to "domino comiti Hainoensi…Balduino", by charter dated 1190, witnessed by "Wilhelmus frater comitis Hainoensis, Alardus de Cimai, Nicholaus de Barbentione…"[406]Although designated as successor in Flanders by his brother-in-law Philippe Count of Flanders, Philippe II King of France claimed in 1191 that Flanders escheated to the French crown in default of male heirs on the death of Count Philippe.  The settlement was mediated by the Archbishop of Reims and formalised in the Treaty of Arras[407].  Comte Baudouin was eventually enfeoffed as BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders 1 Mar 1192, by right of his wife, on payment of 5,000 silver marks to the French king and doing homage to Emperor Heinrich VI King of Germany for the imperial part of Flanders[408].  On the death of his wife in 1194, Baudouin lost Flanders which was inherited by their oldest son.  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XVI Kal Jan" of "Balduinus comes Hannonie"[409]

m (Apr 1169) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Flandre, widow of RAOUL [II] Comte de Vermandois, daughter of THIERRY I Count of Flanders & his second wife Sibylle d'Anjou ([1145]-15 Nov 1194).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the marriage "tempore Paschali mense April 1169" of "Balduinus" and "Margharetam…Mathie comitis Boloniensis sororem"[410]She succeeded her brother in 1191 as MARGUERITE I Ctss of FlandersThe necrology of Brogne records the death "XV Kal Dec" of "Margareta comitissa Hainonensis"[411]

Count Baudouin VIII & his wife had seven children:

1.         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut (Jul 1171-in prison in Bulgaria 11 Jun 1205)The Chronicon Hanoniense records the birth "1171 mense Iulio…Valencenis" of "filium…Balduinum" to "Balduinus [et] Margharetam…Mathie comitis Boloniensis sororem"[412]He succeeded his mother in 1194 as BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders, and his father in 1195 as BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut  

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2.         other children: see FLANDERS

 

 

BAUDOUIN de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut [BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders] & his wife Marguerite I Ctss of Flanders (Jul 1171-in prison in Bulgaria 11 Jun 1205)The Chronicon Hanoniense records the birth "1171 mense Iulio…Valencenis" of "filium…Balduinum" to "Balduinus [et] Margharetam…Mathie comitis Boloniensis sororem"[413]He succeeded his mother in 1194 as BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders, and his father in 1195 as BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut.  Under the Treaty of Dinant 26 Jul 1199, he acquired Namur.  He did homage to Philippe II King of France for Flanders and Hainaut, but then allied himself with Richard I King of England in Sep 1197.  War broke out with France, and by end 1198 Count Baudouin had overrun northern Artois[414].  He was obliged to agree the Treaty of Péronne with France in Jan 1200 to secure the release of his brother Philippe de Namur from French custody, agreeing to give up his alliance with England but receiving Saint-Omer, Aire and Guines in return[415].  He was among the first leaders to take the cross following the call of Pope Innocent III.  A Flemish fleet arrived at Acre end 1202 under the command of Jean de Nesle, châtelain de Bruges[416]After the army of the Fourth Crusade took control of Constantinople 13 Apr 1204, a council of 6 Venetians and 6 Franks met to elect a new Latin Emperor, as agreed in the Acti Partitio Imperii Romanae the previous March between the crusaders and Venice.  The votes of the Venetian block of electors ensured the success of Count Baudouin over his rival, Bonifazio Marchese di Monferrato, Enrico Dandolo Doge of Venice considering him the less powerful candidate[417].  At the same time, in accordance with the terms of the March treaty, Tomaso Morosini (from Venice) was installed as first Latin patriarch of Constantinople, his first task being to crown Baudouin as BAUDOUIN I Emperor of Constantinople at St Sophia 16 May 1204.  His title was Basileus Romaion, the same as borne by his predecessor Byzantine emperors[418].  The constitution which was adopted gave little power to the emperor, whose decisions were subject to review by a council of tenants-in-chief which also directed military operations[419].  The new patriarch declared the union of the Catholic and Orthodox churches, but the Greek aristocracy in Thrace rebelled.  Kalojan Tsar of Bulgaria intervened, defeated Baudouin near Adrianople 14 Apr 1205, and captured and transported him as a prisoner to Bulgaria where he died in prison soon after[420].  When news of Count Baudouin's death reached Flanders in Feb 1206, Philippe II King of France assumed his right as feudal overlord to the wardship of his two daughters[421]

Count Baudouin IX of Flanders & his wife had two children:

1.         JEANNE de Flandre (Valenciennes 1200-Marquette near Lille 5 Dec 1244, bur Marquette).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names (in order) "Iohannam et Margaretam" as the two daughters of "Balduinus"[422]She succeeded her father as JEANNE Ctss of Flanders and Ctss de Hainaut in Feb 1206 when news of his death reached Flanders, under the regency of her uncle Philippe Marquis de Namur. 

2.         MARGUERITE de Flandre (2 Jun 1202-10 Feb 1280)The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names (in order) "Iohannam et Margaretam" as the two daughters of "Balduinus"[423].  She succeeded her sister in 1244 as MARGUERITE II Ctss of Flanders and Ctss de Hainaut, both her husbands having died.  Her children by her first marriage claimed their inheritance, but Louis IX King of France ruled in 1246 that Hainaut should be given to the Avesnes children and Flanders to the Dampierre children[424].  She abdicated 29 Dec 1278 in favour of her son Guy de Dampierre.  The Necrologio Sanctæ Waldetrudis records the death "IV Id Feb" of "Margarete Flandrie et Hanonie…comitisse"[425]m firstly (before 23 Jul 1212, annulled 1215, separated [1221]) BOUCHARD d'Avesnes, son of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Leuze et de Condé & his wife Adeline de Guise ([1180]-1244, bur Clairefontaine).  He is named as first husband of Marguerite by Matthew of Paris in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[426]m secondly ([18 Aug/15 Nov] 1223) GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre, son of GUY [II] Seigneur de Dampierre, Seigneur de Bourbon & his wife Mathilde de Bourbon, dame de Bourbon (after 1196-3 Sep 1231).  He is named as second husband of Marguerite by Matthew of Paris in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[427]

 

 

 

F.      COMTES de HAINAUT 1244-1356 (AVESNES)

 

 

JEAN d'Avesnes, son of BOUCHARD d'Avesnes & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders, Ctss de Hainaut (Apr 1218-24 Dec 1257, bur Valenciennes).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names "Iohannem et Balduinem" as the two sons of "Buchardi Avenennsis [et] Margaretæ"[428].  His date of birth is indicated by the charter dated Jan [1234/35] under which Louis IX King of France records that “Johannes, Burchardi de Avesnis militis filius” was 16 years old “mense aprili preterito[429]His parentage is recorded by Matthew of Paris in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[430].  He and his brother were brought up in France after his parents separated, considered illegitimate because of the Papal annulment of their marriage.  After his mother succeeded in 1244 as Ctss of Flanders and Hainaut, Jean claimed his inheritance.  Louis IX King of France ruled in 1246 that Jean should receive Hainaut while Flanders should go to his Dampierre half-brother[431].  He therefore succeeded in 1246 as JEAN I Comte de Hainaut.  He attempted unsuccessfully to obtain imperial recognition of his claim to Flanders but accepted the 1246 decision when Willem II Count of Holland received homage, as king of Germany, for imperial Flanders from Guillaume de Dampierre[432].  He and his brother were legitimated by the Pope in 1251, on the request of their mother[433]His mother offered the county of Hainaut to Charles de France Comte d'Anjou in order to obtain his military intervention against Willem II Count of Holland.  Comte Charles besieged Valenciennes, but a truce was negotiated between all parties 26 Jul 1254, which included an agreement to submit the dispute to Louis IX King of France for adjudication[434].  King Louis required his brother to renounce any claim to Hainaut in his judgment of 1256[435]

m (9 Oct 1246) ALEIDE of Holland, daughter of FLORIS IV Count of Holland & his wife Mathilde de Brabant (-1 Mar/7 Apr 1284).  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Wilhelmum Romanorum regem, Florencium presidem, Adelheidim Hannonie, et Machtildim Hennenbergie comitissas" as children of Count Floris IV & his wife[436]The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Willelmum regem Romanorum et Florentium et Aleydem comitissam Hanonie et Margaretam comitissam de Hinneberga" as children of "Florentius comes Hollandie" & his wife Mathilde[437]Regent of Holland 1258-1263.  The testament of "Aleidis germana felicis recordationis domini Willelmi Romanorum regis et uxor condam domini Johannis de Avennis" is dated 18 Oct 1271 and provides for religious donations[438]

Jean & his wife had [eight] children: 

1.         JEAN de Hainaut (1247-22 Aug 1304)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the succession in 1299 of "Iohannes comes Hannoniensis filius Adelheydis sororis Wilhelmi regis" as Count of Holland[439]He succeeded his paternal grandmother in 1280 as JEAN II Comte de Hainaut.  He succeeded in 1299 as JAN II Count of Holland

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2.         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1299.

3.         BOUCHARD de Hainaut (26 May 1251-29 Nov 1296).  The testament of "Aleidis germana felicis recordationis domini Willelmi Romanorum regis et uxor condam domini Johannis de Avennis", dated 18 Oct 1271, names "Buchardum filium meum prepositum Beate Marie Trajectensis"[440].  Canon at Cambrai and Liège 1282.  Provost of St Lambert at Liège 1286.  Provost at Maastricht.  Archdeacon of Louvain.  Bishop of Metz 1283.  Under his testament dated early Aug 1296, Guillaume Bishop of Cambrai bequeathed property to ...son frere Bouchard Evêque de Metz...[441].  The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium (Continuatio) records the succession of “fratre comitis Hanonie domino Borchardo”, his death “pridie Kal Dec” in 1298, and burial “chori maioris Metensis ecclesie[442].  Bouchard had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:   

a)         ELISABETH .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  m (1319) STEVEN van der Weyden, son of ---.

4.         GUY de Hainaut ([1253]-28 May 1317, bur Utrecht Cathedral)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names "Guidoni fratri suo" after recording the succession in 1299 of "Iohannes comes Hannoniensis filius Adelheydis sororis Wilhelmi regis" as Count of Holland[443]Archdeacon 1281/92.  Provost of St Lambert 1282/1301.  He was elected Bishop of Liège in 1292.  Bishop of Utrecht 1301-1317.  “Guydo...Bisscop van Utrecht” donated “der herschappie van Aemstelle” to “Marien onser dochter, Heren Arnouds wyfe van Yselsteine, Ridders”, and similar property to “Aleyden onser dochter, Otten soens wyfe van Asperen”, by charter dated 29 Nov 1316, witnessed by “...Here Ghisebrecht Here van Yselsteyn...[444]The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "greve Jan van Henegouen, Hollant, Selant…synnen broeder Guido, tresorier bynnen Luik" was installed as forty-second bishop of Utrecht in 1301, died 29 Mar 1317 and was buried in Utrecht cathedral[445].  Guy had four illegitimate children by unknown mistress:

a)         MARIE (-after 1 Sep 1344)Guydo...Bisscop van Utrecht” donated “der herschappie van Aemstelle” to “Marien onser dochter, Heren Arnouds wyfe van Yselsteine, Ridders”, and similar property to “Aleyden onser dochter, Otten soens wyfe van Asperen”, by charter dated 29 Nov 1316, witnessed by “...Here Ghisebrecht Here van Yselsteyn...[446].  m (before 29 Nov 1316) AREND van IJsselstein, son of GIJSBRECHT Heer van IJsselstein & his wife --- (-1364).

b)         ALEID (-1347)Guydo...Bisscop van Utrecht” donated “der herschappie van Aemstelle” to “Marien onser dochter, Heren Arnouds wyfe van Yselsteine, Ridders”, and similar property to “Aleyden onser dochter, Otten soens wyfe van Asperen”, by charter dated 29 Nov 1316, witnessed by “...Here Ghisebrecht Here van Yselsteyn...[447].  m (before 29 Nov 1316) OTTO [II] van Heukelom Heer van Asperen, son of OTTO [I] van Heukelom Heer van Asperen [Arkel] & his wife ---. 

c)          ALEID (-after 12 Oct 1321).  Nun at Koninksveld.  Willem III Count of Holland granted revenue (“vier pond Hollants” annually for life) to “Joncfrouwen Aleyden onser nichten, Nonne van ‘s Conincsveld” by charter dated 12 Oct 1321[448].

d)         GEERTRUID .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m PIETER van den Vlieten, son of --- (-before 1324).  

5.         GUILLAUME de Hainaut ([1254]-after early Aug 1296).  His parentage is confirmed by his testament.  Bishop of Cambrai 1286.  Under his testament dated early Aug 1296, Guillaume Bishop of Cambrai bequeathed property to son frere le Comte de Hainaut...son frere Bouchard Evêque de Metz...sa sœur Comtesse de Hainaut...Jean son neveu...chacune de ses nieces...ses sœurs de Monstreul...Jean de Henin” and made religious donations, named as executors “Marie de Dampierre sa tante, sa sœur Abbesse de Flînes, Maurice Abbé de Liessies son cousin...Jean de Henin...[449]

6.         FLORENT de Hainaut ([1255]-Andravida 23 Jan 1297).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Heer van Schiedam 1268.  Bailli of South Holland 7 Sep 1271.  Stadhouder of Zeeland 31 Mar 1272.  Seigneur de Braine-le-Comte et de Hal en Hainaut 1287.  Constable of the kingdom of Sicily and Vicar-General of Corfu 1289-1290.  His marriage was proposed to Charles II King of Sicily by barons in Achaia who were dissatisfied with the succession of baillis appointed to govern Achaia on behalf of the king and wished for a permanently resident prince.  The king agreed on condition that, if Isabelle survived Florent, neither she nor any female descendant would remarry without his consent, otherwise Achaia would revert to the Sicilian crown[450]He was invested as FLORENT Prince of Achaia by King Charles in 1289, jointly with his wife, at the time of their marriage[451]His reign in Achaia was marked by a period of stability after he negotiated a seven-year truce with the Byzantines of Mistra[452]m (16 Sep 1289) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Villehardouin Pss of Achaia, widow of PHILIPPE of Sicily King of Thessaloniki, daughter and heiress of GUILLAUME II de Villehardouin “le Grand Dent” Prince of Achaia & his third wife Anna Angela Komnena ([1260/3]-23 Jan 1312).  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records the marriage of “madame Ysabeau la dame de la Morée” and “monseignor Florant…de Haynaut[453]She was invested as ISABELLE Pss of Achaia by Charles II King of Sicily in 1289, jointly with her second husband, at the time of their marriage[454]She married thirdly (12 Feb 1301) Philippe de Savoie Signore del Piemonte (-25 Sep 1334).  Florent & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE de Hainaut (29 Nov 1293-Aversa 1331).  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “Guis”, son of “li duc Guillerme d’Atthenes” and “la fille de quir Thodre sevastocratora, le frere bastard du despot de l’Arte”, married “madame Mehaulte la fille du prince Florant et de madame Ysabeau la princesse de Achaye[455].  The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello records that "miser Guido", son of "miser Guglielmo…della Rocia [Duca]", married "la figlia del principe Florenzò d’Anoldo", adding that her dowry was "la castellania de Calamata"[456]The primary sources which confirm her second, third and fourth marriages have not yet been identified.  She succeeded her father in 1297 as Dame de Braine-le-Comte et de Hal.  Her mother affirmed her own and her daughter's rights over Achaia at Valenciennes 29 Apr 1311.  Her betrothal to Charles di Tarento was terminated in 1313 by Charles's father to enable Mathilde to marry Louis de Bourgogne, titular king of Thessaloniki, the match being designed to appease Hugues V Duke of Burgundy whose betrothed Catherine de Valois Charles wished to marry himself[457].  Philippe Principe di Tarento [Anjou-Sicily] transferred his rights to Achaia to Mathilde, who transferred them in turn to her second husband.  Her third marriage was forced on her by Philippe Principe di Tarento, who aimed to keep Achaia within his own family[458]Her third husband declared her rights to Achaia forfeited in 1322 after she confessed to having contracted a secret (bigamous) fourth marriage.  He imprisoned her at the Château de l’Œuf at Naples, transferring her to the castle of Aversa in 1328.  m firstly (before Sep 1304) GUY II de la Roche Duke of Athens, son of GUILLAUME Duke of Athens & his wife Helena Komnenodukaina (-5 Oct 1308).  Betrothed (Thebes 2 Apr 1309) to CHARLES di Tarento, son of PHILIPPE of Sicily Principe di Tarento, Despot of Romania & his first wife Thamar Angelina Komnene Dukaina of Epirus ([1296]-killed in battle Montecatini, between Pistoia and Lucca 29 Aug 1315)m secondly (contract 6 Apr 1313, 31 Jul 1313) LOUIS de Bourgogne titular King of Thessaloniki, son of ROBERT II Duke of Burgundy & his wife Agnès de France (1297-2 Aug 1316, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux).  m thirdly (Mar 1318, Papal dispensation 29 Mar 1318, divorced 1321) JEAN of Sicily Conte di Gravina, son of CHARLES II King of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Maria of Hungary (1294-Naples 1336, bur Naples).  m fourthly (bigamously, divorced) HUGO de La Palice, son of ---.  No issue. 

7.         JEANNE de Hainaut (-1304).  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  Abbess of Flines 1276.  Under his testament dated early Aug 1296, Guillaume Bishop of Cambrai named as executors “Marie de Dampierre sa tante, sa sœur Abbesse de Flines, Maurice Abbé de Liessies son cousin...Jean de Henin...[459]

8.         [MARGUERITE de Hainaut .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m BAUDOUIN de Péronne, son of ---.] 

 

 

JEAN de Hainaut, son of JEAN I Comte de Hainaut & his wife Aleide of Holland (1247-22 Aug 1304)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the succession in 1299 of "Iohannes comes Hannoniensis filius Adelheydis sororis Wilhelmi regis" as Count of Holland[460]He succeeded his paternal grandmother in 1280 as JEAN II Comte de Hainaut.  He succeeded in 1299 as JAN II Count of Holland 

m ([1265]) PHILIPPINE de Luxembourg, daughter of HENRI II "le Blond" Comte de Luxembourg & his wife Marguerite de Bar ([1252]-6 Apr 1311).  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the marriage of Count Jean and "Philippam filiam comitis Lucemburgie"[461]

Comte Jean II & his wife had twelve children (the order of these children shown here is approximately as set out in Europäische Stammtafeln[462], although as will be seen this differs considerably from the order set out in the Chronologia Johannes de Beke which is quoted in full below): 

1.         JEAN de Hainaut (-killed in battle near Courtrai 11 Jul 1302)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[463]Seigneur de Beaumont 1299.  Graaf van Oostrevant 1299.  The Chronique Artésienne records “mesires Jehans de Henau” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai[464]Betrothed (1296) to BLANCHE de France, daughter of PHILIPPE III "le Hardi" King of France & his second wife Marie de Brabant ([1278/85]-Vienna 14 Mar 1306, bur Vienna, Minoritenkirche).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and betrothal has not yet been identified. 

2.         HENRI de Hainaut (-1303).  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[465]Canon in Cambrai. 

3.         MARGUERITE de Hainaut (-19 Oct 1342, bur Valenciennes, église des Cordeliers)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[466]The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that "Robertus comes Attrebati" married "filiam Johannis Hanoniæ" as his third wife[467]Ysabiaulx fille de Conte de Haynnau, de Hollande, de Zeelande et Seigneur de Frize, jadis Dame de Neelo” donated revenue to “no...seureur Marie Demiselle de Haynnau“, reserving an amount for life to “no...suer Madame Marguerite Contesse d’Artois“, by charter dated 12 Dec 1305[468]m (18 Oct 1298) as his third wife, ROBERT II Comte d'Artois, son of ROBERT I “le Bon/le Vaillant” Comte d'Artois & his wife Mathilde de Brabant (posthumously Sep 1250-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302, bur Abbaye de Maubuisson).  

4.         ALIX de Hainaut (-26 Oct 1317)The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage of "Rogerus Bigot comes Norfolchiæ et marescallus Angliæ" and "Aliciam filiam Johannis de Areynes comitis Agennogiæ"[469]m (1290) as his second wife, ROGER Bigod Earl of Norfolk, son of HUGH Bigod & his wife Joan de Stuteville ([1243/46]-6 Dec 1306).  No issue. 

5.         ISABELLE de Hainaut (-after 12 Dec 1305)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[470], although there appears to be some confusion among the daughters listed.  The marriage contract between Raoulz de Clermont connestaubles de France et sires de Neele” and “Jehan d’Avesnes conte de Haynnau et...Philippe sa compaigne...Ysabil leur fille”, dated Jan 1295 (O.S.), is set out in a vidimus dated Feb 1304[471].  “Ysabiaulx fille de Conte de Haynnau, de Hollande, de Zeelande et Seigneur de Frize, jadis Dame de Neelo” donated revenue to “no...seureur Marie Demiselle de Haynnau“, reserving an amount for life to “no...suer Madame Marguerite Contesse d’Artois“, by charter dated 12 Dec 1305[472]m (contract Jan 1296) as his second wife, RAOUL de Clermont Seigneur de Nesle, son of SIMON [II] de Clermont Seigneur d’Ailly & his wife Alix de Montfort (-killed in battle near Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  

6.         JEANNE de HainautThe Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[473]Nun at Fontenelles 1303.  

7.         GUILLAUME de Hainaut ([1286]-7 Jun 1337)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[474]He succeeded his father in 1304 as GUILLAUME III Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM III Count of Holland

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8.         JEAN de Hainaut ([1288]-11 Mar 1356)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[475]Seigneur de Beaumont.  m (shortly before 23 Jan 1317) MARGUERITE de Nesle Ctss de Soissons, daughter and heiress of HUGUES de Nesle Comte de Soissons & his wife Jeanne de Dargies (posthumous after Oct 1305-Oct 1350).  Jean & his wife had five children (whose parentage and marriages have not yet been confirmed in primary sources so far consulted): 

a)         JEAN de Beaumont .  Canon at Cambrai 1331. 

b)         JEANNE de Beaumont (1323-[16/31] Dec 1350).  She succeeded her mother in 1350 as Ctss de Soissons and Dame de Chimay.  She died of plague.  m firstly (5/10 Nov 1336) LOUIS [I] de Châtillon Comte de Blois, son of GUY [I] de Châtillon Comte de Blois et de Dunois & his wife Marguerite de Valois (-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346).  Comte de Soissons, by right of his wife.  m secondly (before 13 Feb 1348) GUILLAUME I "le Riche" Marquis de Namur, son of JEAN I Comte de Namur & his second wife Marie d'Artois (1324-1 Oct 1391, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).

c)         GUILLAUME de Beaumont .  Canon at Cambrai 1327, at Le Mans before 1330 and at Beauvais 1330.

d)         AMAURY de Beaumont .  Canon at Cambrai before 1329.  Canon at Dole, and at Tours 1339.

e)         RENAUD de Beaumont .  Canon at Cambrai 1343.

Jean had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses (whose parentage and marriages have not yet been confirmed in primary sources so far consulted):

f)          JEAN ([1319]-1370).  Seigneur de Rieu.  m MACHTILD van Borselen, daughter of ---.

g)         JEANNE .  Nun.

9.         WALERAN de Hainaut .  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[476]

10.      MARIE de Hainaut ([1280-Château de Murat en Bourbonnais Sep 1354, bur Champaigue, near Souvigny, église des Cordeliers)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[477], although there appears to be some confusion among the daughters listed.  Ysabiaulx fille de Conte de Haynnau, de Hollande, de Zeelande et Seigneur de Frize, jadis Dame de Neelo” donated revenue to “no...seureur Marie Demiselle de Haynnau“, reserving an amount for life to “no...suer Madame Marguerite Contesse d’Artois“, by charter dated 12 Dec 1305[478]The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1310 of "Ludovicus Roberti Clarimontis filius" and "sororem comitis Hannoniæ"[479]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 8 Feb 1381 under which her daughter "Johanna de Borbonio comitissa Forensis, filia Ludovici quondam ducis Borbonii et dominæ Mariæ de Henaut, eiusdem domini Ludovici consortis" founded masses at the church des Cordeliers de Montbrison[480]m (contract Jun 1310, Pontoise, Val d'Oise Sep 1310) LOUIS de Clermont, son of ROBERT de France Comte de Clermont Seigneur de Bourbon & his wife Béatrix dame de Bourbon (Clermont 1279[481]-29 Jan or 10 Feb 1342, bur Paris, église des Jacobins).  He was called "Louis Monsieur".  He succeeded his mother in 1310 as Seigneur de Bourbon.  He was created Duc de Bourbon in 1327.   

11.      SIMON de Hainaut .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1303.  

12.      MATHILDE de HainautThe Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[482], although there appears to be some confusion among the daughters listed.  Abbess of Nivelles. 

Comte Jean II had five illegitimate children by unknown mistresses (whose parentage and marriages have not yet been confirmed in primary sources so far consulted): 

13.       SIMON (-1356)Willem III Count of Holland summoned “Henric Symon onsen broeder” before “Jan Heynrix sone onsen Rentemeester” by charter dated 14 Dec 1325[483].  Seigneur de Bruyelle. 

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14.       WILLEM de Cuser .  1358.  m firstly IDA van Oosterwijk, daughter of ---.  m secondly MACHTELD van Heemstede, daughter of ---.  Willem & his second wife had two children:

a)         COENRAAD Cuser van Oosterwijk (-before 1407).  m CLEMENTIA Gerrit Boelendochter vrouwe van Sloten (-1402).  Coenraad & his wife had three children: 

i)          WILLEM .  1392. 

ii)         IDA .  Vrouw van Oosterwijk.  m ([1370/71]) JAN Herpertsz. van Foreest, son of --- (-1413). 

iii)        ---.  m YSBRAND van Spaarnwoude Dirksz. (-1415). 

b)         MEYNE .  m CLAAS van Swieten, son of --- . 

15.       HENDRIK .  1359.  m ---.  The name of Hendrik's wife is not known.  Hendrik & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGRIETm (1376) HENDRIK Jansz. van Oesterlanden, son of JAN & his wife --- (-1404). 

16.       ALEID (-1351)Willem III Count of Holland recorded that “onser...suster, der Vrouwen van der Vere, die Haren Wolfaerds wyfe was” had agreed with “Heren Ghererde van Heemskerke, van der vrouwen weghen van Wissekerke” concerning property, by charter dated 9 Mar 1317[484].  Willem III Count of Holland confirmed the agreement between “Veren Aleyden onser zuster vrouwen van Zandenburch ende van Buren” and “Kervinghe van Reymerswale...”, at the request of “Heren Floreynse van Berselen ende Clayse van Berselen sinen broeder”, by charter dated 1 Mar 1326[485].  m firstly ([1312]) WOLFARD [II] van Borselen, son of WOLFARD [I] Heer van Borselen & his first wife Cibilie van Randerode (-[30 May/22 Jul] 1316).  m secondly (1317) OTTO [III] Heer van Buren, son of --- (-before 1329). 

17.       IDA (-1351). 

 

 

GUILLAUME de Hainaut, son of JEAN II Comte de Hainaut [JAN II Count of Holland] & his wife Philippine de Luxembourg ([1286]-7 Jun 1337)The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Iohannem primogenitum, Wilhelmum succedentem Hollandie comitem, Iohannem de Bellomonte, dominum Henricum Cameracensem canonicum, domicellum Walravenum, Iohannam abbatissam Fontanalecensem, Margareta comitissam Atrabatensem, Adelheydim comitissam Claromontensem, Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys, Machtildim dominam de Niele" as children of Count Jean & his wife[486]He succeeded his father in 1304 as GUILLAUME III "le Bon" Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM III Count of Holland

m (19 May 1305) JEANNE de Valois, daughter of CHARLES Comte de Valois [Capet] & his first wife Marguerite of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] ([1294]-Abbaye de Fontenelles, Hainaut 7 Mar 1352, bur Abbaye de Fontenelles).  She became a nun at Fontenelles as a widow. 

Mistress (1): TRUDE Boudewijnsdotter van de Poule, daughter of BOUDEWIJN & his wife ---. 

Comte Guillaume III & his wife had eight children: 

1.         MARGUERITE de Hainaut (24 Jun 1310-Le Quesnoy 23 Jun 1356, bur Valenciennes)The Willelmi Capellani in Brederode Chronicon ("Procurator") records the betrothal of "Willelmus comes Hollandie binas filias", adding "quarum prima" (unnamed) was betrothed to "regi Germanie", dated to 1323 from the context[487].  The same source records the marriages of the same two daughters taking place at Köln 26 Feb 1324[488].  Prior to this, negotiations took place between 1318 and 1321 for Marguerite to marry the future Edward III King of England, who later married Marguerite’s younger sister Philippa, but the betrothal did not proceed because of Papal opposition:  Edward II King of England requested Papal dispensation for the marriage of his son Edward to Marguerite de Hainaut dated 10 Dec 1318 and 9 Nov 1320; Bishop Walter Stapeldon’s report dated [Jan/Mar] 1318, after visiting the court of Hainaut, records that "the daughter of the count Hainault" (unnamed) would be nine years old on "St John’s day next te come", indicating her birth 24 Jun 1310; limited Papal dispensation was granted 25 Apr 1321 for Guillaume Comte de Hainaut to marry his daughter to a relative of 3o or 4o consanguinity, with the exception of the son of the king of England[489].  The contract of marriage between Marguerite and Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria is dated 15 Aug 1323[490]The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the marriage "apud Aquisgranum" of "Wilhelmus comes Hollandie…Margaretam filiam suam" and "Ludovico duci Bavarie, imperatori Romanorum"[491].  The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that "dominus Ludewicus et rex Anglie et marchio Iuliacensis" had married "tres…sorores…fillies comitis Hannonie sive Hollandie"[492]She succeeded her brother in 1345 as MARGUERITE II Ctss de Hainaut, MARGARETA Ctss of Holland and Zeeland.  She abdicated 7 Dec 1354.  [Betrothed ([1320]) to EDWARD of England, son of EDWARD II King of England & his wife Isabelle de France (Windsor Castle 13 Nov 1312-Sheen Palace, near Richmond, Surrey 21 Jun 1377, bur Westminster Abbey).  King Edward II requested papal dispensation for the marriage between “Edwardum filium nostrum primogenitum” and “Margaretam filiam...domini W. Hanoniæ, Holandiæ et Selandiæ comitis ac domini Frisiæ” by charter dated 5 Nov 1320[493].  King Edward II wrote to “domino W, Hanoniæ, Hollandiæ et Selandiæ comiti ac domino Frisiæ” requesting his intervention with papal representatives concerning the marriage (“super contrahendo matrimonio”) between “Edwardum filium nostrum primogenitum” and “--- filiam vestram” by charter dated 30 Mar 1321[494].  It is uncertain whether a betrothal was agreed following negotiations for this proposed marriage.]  He succeeded his father in 1327 as EDWARD III King of England.]  m (contract 15 Aug 1323, Köln [25 or 26 Feb] 1324) as his second wife, LUDWIG IV Duke of Bavaria King of Germany, son of LUDWIG II "der Strenge" Joint-Duke of Bavaria & his third wife Mechtild von Habsburg ([Feb/Mar] 1282-Puch bei Fürstenfeldbruck 11 Oct 1347, bur Munich Unsere Liebe Frau).  Crowned King of Italy at Milan 31 May 1327.  Crowned Emperor LUDWIG at Rome 17 Jan 1328.    

-        COMTES de HAINAUT 1354-1436 (WITTELSBACH)

2.         JEANNE de Hainaut ([1311/13]-1374).  "Guillaumes cuens de Haynau, de Hollande, de Zeelande, et sires de Frize" and "Gherars cuens de Julers" agreed the marriage of "Jehane fille a…conte Guillaume" and "Guillaume fil a…conte Gherart" by charter dated 24 Jun 1317, witnessed by "…nos…cousins Renaut conte de Ghelre et Renaut son filz…"[495].  The Willelmi Capellani in Brederode Chronicon ("Procurator") records the betrothal of "Willelmus comes Hollandie binas filias", adding that "secunda" (unnamed) was betrothed to "juveni…Juliacensis…comitis filio", dated to 1323 from the context[496].  The same source records the marriages of the same two daughters taking place at Köln 26 Feb 1324[497].  The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that "dominus Ludewicus et rex Anglie et marchio Iuliacensis" had married "tres…sorores…fillies comitis Hannonie sive Hollandie"[498]Froissart names "Jehane et…Issabiel" as the sisters of "Phelippe…roine d’Engleterre", adding in a later passage that "Jehanne…estoit contesse de Jullers"[499].  [The primary source which confirms her supposed second marriage has not yet been identified.   The marriage is recorded by Gailliard who notes that "Baudouin de Luxembourg dit de Thiennes, seigneur de ce lieu, de Heuchin, la Planque, sénéchal héréditaire de Flandre" (with the parents who are noted below) married "Jeanne de Hainaut veuve sans enfants de Gérard de Juliers et fille de Guillaume-le-Bon comte de Hainaut et de Jeanne de Valois", implying that she was the mother of the son who is named in the same source (which would be incredible considering the date her first husband died)[500].  No primary source is cited, but given the number of errors in this short extract, it is suggested that Jeanne’s supposed second marriage should be viewed with caution until a more reliable source emerges.]  m [firstly] (Köln [25 or 26 Feb] 1324) WILHELM [V] von Jülich, son of GERHARD Graf von Jülich & his wife Elisabeth de Brabant (-26 Feb 1362).  He succeeded in 1328 as Graf von Jülich.  Markgraf von Jülich 1336.  Duke of Jülich 1357.  [m secondly BAUDOUIN [III] Seigneur de Thiennes, son of BAUDOUIN de Luxembourg Seigneur de la Planque & his wife Alix d’Aire Dame de Thiennes et d’Euchin.] 

3.         JEAN ([1311/16]-1316).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

4.         PHILIPPA de Hainaut ([25 Jan/early Feb 1314]-Windsor Castle 15 Aug 1369, bur Westminster Abbey).  The question of Philippa’s birth date has been studied by Bert M. Kamp who concluded that she was born "about 1314", bearing in mind the series of documents quoted above which indicate the earlier negotiations for the betrothal of her future husband to her oldest sister Marguerite[501].  The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that "dominus Ludewicus et rex Anglie et marchio Iuliacensis" had married "tres…sorores…fillies comitis Hannonie sive Hollandie"[502]Froissart records the marriage in "1327" [presumably O.S.] of "li jones rois Edouwars" and "Phelippe de Hainnau" in "l’eglise cathedral, que on dist de Saint Guillaume", adding that the king was 17 years old and "la joine roine sus le point de quatorze ans"[503].  Assuming that the last passage should be interpreted as meaning that Philippa was nearly, but not yet, 14 years old, it would place her birth in late January or early February 1314.  However, the text may not be totally reliable as King Edward would only have been 16 years old at the time of the marriage if his birth is correctly stated as 13 Nov 1312 as shown below.  The papal dispensation for the marriage between “Edvardo regi Angliæ” and “Philippæ natæ...Guillielmi comitis Hanoniæ” is dated 30 Aug 1327[504].  The Chronicon Angliæ records the death “in dia Assumptionis Beatæ Mariæ” of “domina Philippa regina Angliæ” and her burial “apud Westmonasterium”, dated to 1369 from the context[505]m (Betrothed 1326, Papal dispensation 30 Aug 1327, by proxy Valenciennes 28 Oct 1327, York Minster 24 Jan 1328) EDWARD III King of England, son of EDWARD II King of England & his wife Isabelle de France (Windsor Castle 13 Nov 1312-Sheen Palace, near Richmond, Surrey 21 Jun 1377, bur Westminster Abbey). 

5.         GUILLAUME de Hainaut (1317-killed in battle near Staveren 26 Sep 1345)Froissart names "Guillaume de Hainnau" as brother of "Phelippe…roine d’Engleterre"[506]He succeeded his father in 1337 as GUILLAUME IV Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM IV Count of Holland.  The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that "comes Hannonie et Hollandie" was killed "per Frisones" in 1345 "non relinquens heredem", recording that he was survived by his three sisters[507]m (before 27 Nov 1334) as her first husband, JEANNE de Brabant, daughter of JEAN III Duke of Brabant & his wife Marie d'Evreux (24 Jun 1322-Brussels 1 Dec 1406, bur Brussels Carmelite Church).  She succeeded her father in 1355 as Dss of Brabant and Limburg.  She married secondly (contract Damvillers 17 May 1351, dispensation 3o Avignon 8 Aug 1351, Mar 1352) Wenzel of Bohemia, who succeeded as Comte de Luxembourg in 1353, created Duke of Luxembourg in 1354.  He succeeded in 1355 as Duke of Brabant and Limburg, Markgraf van Antwerpen, by right of his wife.  Comte Guillaume IV & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME (-young). 

Comte Guillaume IV had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:   

b)         ADAM van Berwaerdem AGNIESE, daughter of GIJSEKIJN van Ammers & his wife ---.  Adam &  his wife had three children: 

i)          GIJSKIJN van Berwaerde (-1409).  Heer van Diepenburch.  m firstly CATHARINA, daughter of ---.  m secondly ELISABETH van Reimerswaal, daughter of CLAAS van Reimerswaal & his wife --- (-[1392]).  Gijskijn & his wife had two children: 

(a)        CLAAS van Berwaerde (-1440).  Heer van Diepenburch en Kortenbosch.  m ALIJT van Swieten, daughter of BOUDEWIJN van Swieten & his wife --- (-1467). 

(b)        WILLEM van Berwaerde (-before 1423).  Heer van Diepenburch.  

ii)         PETER van Berwaerde (-1440).  m (1421) LIJSBETH, daughter of JAN Pape Mondijnsz & his wife ---. (-1457).  Peter & his wife had three children: 

(a)        CLAAS van Berwaerde (-before 1463). 

(b)        JAN van Berwaerde .  Priest 1463. 

(c)        WILLEM van Berwaerde .

iii)        WILLEM van Berwaerde .

c)          JAN van Henegouwen .  Heer van Vlissingen.  m (1388) MECHTILD Gerritsd. van Borsselen.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARGRIET van Henegouwen (-1422).  m WOLFERT van Reimerswaal, son of ---. 

6.         AGNES de Hainaut (-after 24 Dec 1327).  

7.         ISABELLE de Hainaut ([1323]-3 Jun 1361)Froissart names "Jehane et…Issabiel" as the sisters of "Phelippe…roine d’Engleterre"[508].  Froissart records that "li comtez de Hannau" betrothed "madamme Ysabiel sa fille à l’ainnet fil le ducq de Braibant" but that Philippe VI King of France broke the engagement[509].  Froissart records that "le conte de Hainau…[sa fille] maisnée Yzabel" married "messire Robert de Namur et fu dame de Renais en Flandres et de Bieaufort sur Meuse" long after the death of her father[510]Betrothed ([1330/31]) to JEAN de Brabant, son of JEAN III Duke of Brabant & his wife Marie d'Evreux [Capet] (24 Nov 1327-1335/6, bur Tervueren).m (Dispensation 18 Oct 1354) as his first wife, ROBERT de Namur Seigneur de Beaufort-sur-Meuse et de Renaix, son of JEAN I Comte de Namur & his second wife Marie d'Artois ([1325]-[1/29] Apr 1391). 

8.         LOUIS de Hainaut (Aug 1325-1328).  

Comte Guillaume III had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

9.          JAN van de Poel (-1392).  m (1352) JOHANNA van de Merwede, daughter of DANIEL van de Merwede & his wife --- (-1395).  Jan & his wife had five children: 

a)         ALEIDA van de Poel (-1391).  m (1367) WILLEM van Driemilen Heer van Drimmelen. 

b)         DANIEL van de Poel .  1408.  m (1393) JANNA van Spinoet, daughter of ---.  Daniel & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARGARETHA van de Poel (-[1439]).  m (1429) RAES van Lintheren, son of --- (-[1439]). 

c)          DIRK van de Poel (-[1429/39]). 

d)         JAN van de Poel (-before 1410). 

e)         GIJSBRECHT van de Poel (-1429/30).  m (1404) SOPHIA Utenham, daughter of HENDRIK Utenham & his wife --- ([1373]-[1430]).  Gijsbrecht & his wife had four children: 

i)          JAN van de Poel (-1468).  Heer van Stoetwegen en Cattenbroeck.  m MARGRIET Borre Vrouwe van Broechagen (-1475).  Jan & his wife had three children: 

(a)        GIJSBRECHT van de Poel .  1476.  Heer van Stoetwegen. 

(b)        JAN van de Poel .

(c)        MARIA van de Poel .

ii)         ADRIAAN van de Poel (-1435). 

iii)        DANIEL van de Poel .  1434.

iv)        HENDRICA van de Poel .  1434. 

Comte Guillaume III had six illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

10.       JAN Aeleman (-1389).  m firstly (1344) as her third husband, JUSTINE de Gouwer, widow firstly of JAN Sceven and secondly of DIRK Burggraf van Leiden, daughter of HUGO de Gouwer & his wife --- (-1359/60).  m secondly (1375) MACHTELD van Wulvenhorst, daughter of ---.  Jan & his second wife had two children:

a)         JACOB Aeleman (-1422).  m MARGUERITE de Reynauld Dame de Tourelle, daughter of --- (-1446). 

b)         WILLEM de Moor .  1421.  m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  Willem had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

i)          DAMMAS Willemszm ---.

ii)         KATHARINAm ---.

iii)        DIRKm ---.  Dirk & his wife had one child: 

(a)        MARIJKE Dirksdr .  1507.  

11.       CLAAS van de Gheijne .  1347.  m ---.  Claas & his wife had two children: 

a)         DIRK van de Gheijne (-1362).  m ELISABETH Jansd. van Leeuwenberch, daughter of JAN & his wife ---. 

b)         WILLEM van de Gheijne (-1397).  Heer van Cronenburg.  m firstly (1362) ELISABETH van Heemskerk, daughter of HENDRIK van Heemskerk & his wife ---.  m secondly (1379) ALEIDA van de Merwede, daughter of DANIEL van de Merwede & his wife --- (-1400).

-        VAN CRONENBURG

12.       JAN van Dolrem ---.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

a)         WILLEM van Dolre

13.       WILLEM .  1339. 

14.       JAN Zuurmond .  1385.  m ---.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGRIET .  1405. 

15.       ALEIDE .  1332.  Nun.

 

 

 

G.      COMTES de HAINAUT 1356-1436 (WITTELSBACH)

 

 

MARGUERITE de Hainaut, daughter of GUILLAUME Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM III Count of Holland & his wife Jeanne de Valois-Capet (1311-Le Quesnoy 23 Jun 1356, bur Valenciennes).  The Chronica Pragensis (Chronicon Francisci) records the marriage in 1324 of "Rex Ludwicus" and "filiam Comitis Holandiæ"[511]The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that "dominus Ludewicus et rex Anglie et marchio Iuliacensis" had married "tres…sorores…fillies comitis Hannonie sive Hollandie"[512]The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the marriage "apud Aquisgranum" of "Wilhelmus comes Hollandie…Margaretam filiam suam" and "Ludovico duci Bavarie, imperatori Romanorum"[513]She succeeded her brother in 1345 as MARGUERITE II Ctss de Hainaut, MARGARETA Ctss of Holland and Zeeland 1345, abdicated 7 Dec 1354. 

m (Köln 25 Feb 1324) as his second wife, LUDWIG IV Duke of Bavaria King of Germany, son of LUDWIG II "der Strenge" Joint-Duke of Bavaria & his third wife Mechtild von Habsburg ([Feb/Mar] 1282-Puch bei Fürstenfeldbruck 11 Oct 1347, bur Munich Unsere Liebe Frau).  Crowned King of Italy at Milan 31 May 1327.  Crowned Emperor LUDWIG[514] at Rome 17 Jan 1328.  In 1329, he agreed the Convention of Pavia with his nephews Rudolf II and Ruprecht I under which the latter jointly received the Palatinate while Ludwig IV continued as sole ruler of Upper Bavaria. 

Duke Ludwig IV & his second wife had ten children: 

1.         other children: see BAVARIA

2.         WILHELM von Bayern (Frankfurt-am-Main 12 May 1330-Le Quesnoy 15 Apr 1388, bur Valenciennes).  He succeeded his father in 1347 as WILHELM I joint-Duke of Bavaria.  He and his brothers partitioned their territories in 1349, Duke Wilhelm keeping Lower Bavaria jointly.  He succeeded his mother in 1349 as WILLEM V Count of Holland and Zeeland, but she retook control of these territories in 1350.  Willem took up arms against his mother, finally forcing her to yield 7 Dec 1354.  Count Willem’s succession in Holland was, according to his father’s wishes, joint with his brother Albrecht.  However, the Dutch refused to accept this and in practice Willem governed alone.  As a result of a further partition of the family’s Bavarian possessions in 1353, he received Straubing jointly with his brother Albrecht.  He was confirmed 26 Feb 1357 as GUILLAUME V Comte de Hainaut, following the death of his mother.  He became insane in [1356/57], and was detained at the château du Quesnoy in 1358.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Wilhelmus comes Hollandie" became insane and died "in Hanonia apud Keynoit"[515]m (King’s Chapel, Palace of Westminster 1352) as her second husband, MATILDA of Lancaster, widow of RALPH de Stafford, daughter of HENRY of Grosmont Duke of Lancaster & his wife Isabel de Beaumont (4 Apr 1339/41-in England 10 Apr 1362, bur Rijnsburg Abbey).  A charter dated 12 Nov 1351 refers to the proposed marriage between “nostram consanguineam Matildam...filiam primogenitam consanguinei nostri...Henrici ducis Lancastriæ” and “nostri consanguinei...ducis Bavarriæ...Willielmi[516].  Co-heir of her father, she received Leicester and Kidwelly.  She died of bubonic plague.  Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Comte Guillaume's first mistress is not known.  Mistress (1): KATHARINA Gerrit.  Comte Guillaume V & his wife had one child: 

a)         daughter (1356-young).

Comte Guillaume V had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

b)         WILLEM de Ouder .  1356/1423.  m (1398) LISBETH Hughe Claasdotter (-before 31 Dec 1443).

Comte Guillaume V had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): 

c)          ELISABETH .  1359/1415.  m BRUSTIJN van Herwijnen Heer van Stavenisse, son of --- (-before 1415).

Comte Guillaume V had one possible illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

d)         [JEAN bâtard de Hainaut .  9 Jun 1369.]

3.         ALBRECHT von Bayern (Munich 25 Jul 1336-The Hague 13 Dec 1404, bur The Hague).  He succeeded his mother in 1349 as ALBERT Count of Holland and Seeland, jointly with his brother Willem.  He succeeded on the death of his brother in 1388 as ALBERT Comte de Hainaut, Count of Holland and Seeland. 

-        see below.   

 

 

ALBRECHT von Bayern, son of Emperor LUDWIG IV Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany & his second wife Marguerite Ctss de Hainaut, Ctss of Holland (Munich 25 Jul 1336-The Hague 13 Dec 1404, bur The Hague).  The Historia Episcoporum Pataviensium et Ducum Bavariæ names "Stephanus et Albertus" as sons of "Ludwicus imperator"[517].  He succeeded his father in 1347 as ALBRECHT I joint-Duke of Bavaria.  He and his brothers partitioned their territories in 1349, he kept Lower Bavaria jointly.  He succeeded his mother in 1349 as ALBRECHT Count of Holland and Zeeland, jointly with his brother Willem.  However, the Dutch refused to accept this and in practice Willem governed alone.  As a result of a further partition in 1353, he received Straubing jointly with his brother Wilhelm.  Named Protector of Hainaut, Holland and Seeland in 1358, on behalf of his brother who had become insane.  Emperor Karl IV invested him with the Counties of Holland, Seeland, Friesland and Hainaut, but this remained unrecognised by the population.  He only succeeded on the death of his brother in 1388 as ALBERT Comte de Hainaut, Count of Holland and Seeland. 

m firstly (Passau 19 Jul 1353) MARGARETA von Brieg, daughter of LUDWIG I Duke of Brieg [Piast] & his wife Agnes von Glogau und Sagan [Piast] ([1342/43]-The Hague 26 Feb 1386).  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica records that “Albertus filius Ludwici imperatoris, qui possedit Strawbingam” married “Margaretam filiam ducis Ludwici Polonie de Briga[518]The Chronica principum Polonie names "Margaretham…Hedwigim…et Katharinam" as the daughters of "dux…Ludwicus", recording that Margareta married "Alberti ducis Bavarie, Hanonie nec non Hollandie comitis"[519]The Benessii de Weitmil Chronicon refers to the mother of "Domina Iohanna filia Alberti Ducis Bauariæ et Comitis terræ Holandiæ" as "filia filiæ Ludwici Ducis Sleziæ et Domini Legnicensis" when recording her marriage[520].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" married "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia"[521]

m secondly (Heusden 2 Apr 1394) MARGARETA von Kleve, daughter of ADOLF I Graf von Kleve und von der Mark & his wife Margareta von Jülich ([1375]-Haus Kleve near Haarlem 14 May 1411, bur The Hague Kloosterkerk).  Jan van Leiden’s Chronicon Comitum Hollandiæ records that Count Albert married secondly “Margaretam iuvenculam filiam Adulphi comitis Clivensis” by whom he was childless[522]

Mistress (1): ALEIDIS van Poelgeest, daughter of ---.  Jan van Leiden’s Chronicon Comitum Hollandiæ records that, after the death of his first wife, Count Albert maintained a relationship for five years with “quandam concubinam domicellam Aleydim de Poelgeest” who was killed[523].  

Comte Albert & his first wife had seven children: 

1.         KATHARINA ([1361]-Hattem 10 Nov 1400, bur Kloster Monkhuizen).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "prima Katherina…nupta Eduardo demm Wilhelmo eius nepoti Ghelrie ducibus…" as the daughter of "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia"[524]The testament of "Catharina de Bavaria, Gelriæ et Juliacensium ducissa, Zutphaniæque comitissa", dated 3 Nov 1400, chooses burial "in claustro…conventus ordinis prædictorum Noviomagensis, Coloniensis diœceseos" (the document adding that she was in fact buried "in claustro Monichusen…apud Arnhem") and appoints "Wilhelmo Gelriæ ac Juliacensi Duci, Zutphaniæque comiti…suo…contorali" as her heir, and adds that she died "in castro oppidi de Hattem"[525]m (dispensation 28 Dec 1377, Geertruidenberg 1379) WILLEM Duke of Gelre, son of WILHELM Duke of Jülich & his wife Maria van Gelre (1364-Arnhem 16 Feb 1402, bur Kloster Monkhuizen).  He succeeded in 1393 as WILHELM VIII Herzog von Jülich.

2.         JOHANNA ([1361]-Karlstein 31 Dec 1386, bur Königsaal/Prague).  The Benessii de Weitmil Chronicon records the marriage "in Nuremburga" 17 Nov 1370 of "Domina Iohanna filia Alberti Ducis Bauariæ et Comitis terræ Holandiæ…filia filiæ Ludwici Ducis Sleziæ et Domini Legnicensis" and "Domino…Wenceslao Regi Boemiæ"[526].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that the third (unnamed) daughter of "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia" married "Wenzelao regi Bohemie"[527]She was crowned Queen of Bohemia 17 Nov 1370 at Prague.  Crowned Queen of Germany 6 Jul 1376 at Aachen.  m (Nürnberg 17 Nov 1370) as his first wife, WENZEL IV King of Bohemia, son of Emperor KARL IV King of Germany, King of Bohemia & his third wife Anna von Schweidnitz und Jauer [Piast] (Nürnberg 26 Feb 1361-Neuschloß bei Kunratitz 16 Aug 1419, bur Prague St Veit's Cathedral).  King of Germany 1378-1400.

3.         MARGUERITE (1363-Dijon 23/24 Jan 1424, bur Dijon)The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "…secunda Margareta…" wife of "Johanni duci Burgundie, primogenitor ducis Philippi" as the daughter of "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia"[528]m (Cambrai 12 Apr 1385, dispensation Genoa 5 Apr 1386) JEAN de Bourgogne, son of PHILIPPE II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders (Dijon 28 May 1371-murdered Pont-de-Yonne 10 Sep 1419, bur Dijon).  He succeeded his father in 1404 as JEAN "Sans Peur" Duke of Burgundy.  

4.         WILHELM (5 Apr 1365-château de Bouchain 30 May 1417, bur Valenciennes).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Wilhelmum comitem Hollandie…et Johannem episcopum Leodensium, postea Hollandie comitem" as the sons of "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia"[529]He succeeded his father in 1404 as GUILLAUME VI Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM VI Count of Holland, WILHELM II Graf von Straubing. 

-        see below

5.         ALBRECHT (1369-Kelheim 21 Jan 1397, bur Straubing Karmeliterkirche).  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “tres filios Wilhelmum qui tenuit Holandiam...Albertum qui tenuit principatum in Strawbing...Johannem...electum Leodiensis episcopatus” as the children of “Albertus filius Ludwici imperatoris, qui possedit Strawbingam” and his wife “Margaretam filiam ducis Ludwici Polonie de Briga”, adding that Albrecht died unmarried and childless and was buried “in Strawbing in monasterio fratrum Carmelitarum[530].  Statthalter in Straubing 1389.  

6.         JOHANN (1374-The Hague poisoned 6 Jan 1425, bur The Hague St Vincenz/Kloosterkerk).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Wilhelmum comitem Hollandie…et Johannem episcopum Leodensium, postea Hollandie comitem" as the sons of "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia"[531]Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “tres filios Wilhelmum qui tenuit Holandiam...Albertum qui tenuit principatum in Strawbing...Johannem...electum Leodiensis episcopatus” as the children of “Albertus filius Ludwici imperatoris, qui possedit Strawbingam” and his wife “Margaretam filiam ducis Ludwici Polonie de Briga”, adding that Johann “iam tenet principatum in Strawbing, quem regit per suum vicedominum...[et] Holandiam, Selandiam etc[532].  Regent of Straubing 1397.  Canon at Liège cathedral 1390-1418.  Elected Bishop of Liège 1417.  He succeeded in 1417 as JOHANN III Duke of Bavaria-Straubing.  He succeeded in 1418 as JAN Count of Holland, Friesland and Seeland, JEAN Comte de Hainaut.  He abandoned Hainaut 13 Feb 1419 to his niece Jakobäa.  The necrology of Unter-Altaich records the death "Non Jan 1424" of "Iohannes dux Wawarie atque Hollandie"[533]m (dispensation 6 May 1418, Jun 1418) as her second husband, ELISABETH of Bohemia Herzogin von Görlitz Ctss de Luxembourg, widow of ANTOINE Duke of Brabant [Bourgogne-Valois], daughter of JOHANN Herzog von Görlitz & his wife Katharina von Mecklenburg (Borsewitz Nov 1390-Trier 3 Aug 1451, bur Trier Minoritenkirche).  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici records the second marriage in 1418 of “relictam Antonii ducis Brabantiæ neptem imperatoris” and “Ioannes de Bavaria” after he resigned “episcopatum Leodiensem in manus filii domini de Heynsberge[534]She abdicated as Ctss de Luxembourg in 1443.  Comte Jean had four illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

a)         daughter .  m JAN van Egmond Heer van Wateringen, son of --- (-1415).

b)         JAN (-after 5 Sep 1431).  Heer van Purmerend 1423, Heer van Schellinkhout 1430. 

c)          WILLEM (-1467).  m (Bruges 1441) as her second husband, ANNA van Meetkerke, widow of JAN van Gent, daughter of HENDRIK van Meetkerke & his wife Katharina Bloms.

d)         JOHANNAm ([5 Jun 1421]) SPLINTER van Nijenrode Heer von Bolestein, son of --- (-4 Jul 1471).

7.         JOHANNA [Sophie] (Munich [1373/77], chr Le Quesnoy 13 Sep 1377-Vienna 15 Oct 1410, bur Vienna St Stephan).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that the fourth (unnamed) daughter of "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia" married "duci Austrie"[535]The Necrologium Austriacum refers to the wife of Duke Albrecht as "ein fuerstin von Holland"[536]m (Vienna 24 Apr 1390) ALBRECHT of Austria, son of ALBRECHT III Duke of Austria & his second wife Beatrix von Nürnberg (Vienna 21 Sep 1377-Klosterneuburg 14 Sep 1404, bur Vienna St Stephan).  He succeeded his father in 1395 as ALBRECHT IV Duke of Austria

Comte Albert had seven illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

8.          WILLEM van Beiern (-1473).   

-        VAN BEIERN VAN SCHAGEN[537].    

9.          DIRK (-[1451]).

10.       ADRIAN (-1418).  m --- van Wyelensteijn, daughter of ---.  Adrian & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALBRECHT (-after 7 Dec 1467).

11.       ALBRECHTm ([1412]) SOFIA van Langevelt, daughter of ---.

12.       MARGARETA (-1421).  m (1405) DIRK van Santhorst, son of ---

13.       NATHALIEm ([1400]) BERTHOLD van Assendelft, son of --- (-1443).

14.       JOHANNA m GUY bâtard de Bourgogne, illegitimate son of JEAN "Sans Peur" Duke of Burgundy & his mistress Margareta van Borsselen (-1436). 

15.       son.  1422-1424.  Monk at Niederaltsich. 

 

 

WILHELM von Bayern-Straubing, son of ALBRECHT Duke of Bavaria-Straubing [later ALBERT Comte de Hainaut, Count of Holland] & his first wife Margareta von Brieg [Piast] (5 Apr 1365-château de Bouchain 30 May 1417, bur Valenciennes).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Wilhelmum comitem Hollandie…et Johannem episcopum Leodensium, postea Hollandie comitem" as the sons of "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia"[538]Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “tres filios Wilhelmum qui tenuit Holandiam...Albertum qui tenuit principatum in Strawbing...Johannem...electum Leodiensis episcopatus” as the children of “Albertus filius Ludwici imperatoris, qui possedit Strawbingam” and his wife “Margaretam filiam ducis Ludwici Polonie de Briga[539].  He succeeded his father in 1404 as GUILLAUME VI Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM V Count of Holland, WILHELM II Graf von Straubing.  Heer van Arkel 1412.  The Necrologio Sanctæ Waldetrudis records the death "pridie Kal Iun" of "domini ducis Willelmi Bavarie et Hanonie comitis"[540]

Betrothed (1373) to MARIE de France, daughter of CHARLES V "le Sage" King of France & his wife Jeanne de Bourbon (Hôtel de Saint-Pol, Paris 27 Feb 1370-Paris Jun 1377).  Père Anselme records the betrothal of Marie, daughter of King Charles V, to “Guillaume de Bavière IV, comte de Hainaut et de Hollande” and says that she died young “en 1377”, without citing any sources on which he bases this information[541]

m (Cambrai 12 Apr 1385, dispensation Genoa 3 Apr 1386) MARGUERITE de Bourgogne, daughter of PHILIPPE II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders (Montbard Oct 1374-Le Quesnoy 8 Mar 1441, bur Le Quesnoy). 

Comte Guillaume VI & his wife had one child: 

1.         JACQUELINE (chr Le Quesnoy 16 Aug 1401-murdered Schloß Teilingen 8/9 Oct 1436, bur The Hague).  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “una filia...Jacoba” as the child of “Wilhelmum qui tenuit Holandiam”, son of “Albertus filius Ludwici imperatoris, qui possedit Strawbingam” and his wife[542]The Geste des Nobles records that Jean married “[le] duc de Horlande...[sa] fille[543]She succeeded her father in 1417 as JACQUELINE Ctss de Hainaut, JACOBA Ctss of Holland and Zeeland, but this was disputed by her uncle.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici records the marriage in 1418 of “comitissam Hannoniæ...filiam eius...Iacobæ” and “Ioannis ducis Brabantiæ[544]He transferred Hainaut to her 13 Feb 1419, in return for the right to retain the other counties for 12 years, but she retook these on his death in 1425.  She left her husband in 1421, taking refuge in England.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici records the second marriage in 1422 (presumably O.S.) of “Humfridus dux Clocestriæ qui regnum Angliæ tunc regebat” and “comitissa Hannoniæ olim nuptam ducis Brabantiæ[545]Deposed 12 Apr 1433.  She was succeeded by Philippe III "le Bon" Duke of Burgundy, who had been regent of Holland 1428-1433, and was Count of Holland 1433-1467.  m firstly (contract Paris 5 May 1403, Compiègne 29 Jun 1406, dispensation 22 Apr 1411, contract The Hague 6 Aug 1415) JEAN de France Duc de Touraine, son of CHARLES VI King of France & his wife Isabelle von Bayern-Ingolstadt (Hôtel de Saint-Pol, Paris 31 Aug 1398-Compiègne 4/5 Apr 1417, bur Compiègne, Abbaye royale de Saint-Corneille).  He succeeded as Dauphin de Viennois 1415 on the death of his older brother Louis.  Duc de Berry, Comte de Poitou 17 May 1416.  He lived with his father-in-law, returning to France in Jan 1417.  He was poisoned.  m secondly (The Hague 10 Apr 1418, divorced 7 Mar 1422) JEAN IV Duke of Brabant and Limburg, son of ANTOINE de Bourgogne Duke of Brabant and Limburg & his first wife Jeanne de Luxembourg (Utrecht 11 Jun 1403-Brussels 17 Apr 1427).  m thirdly (Hadleigh, Essex before 7 Mar 1423, divorced 13 Feb 1425, annulled by Papal Decree 9 Jul 1428) as his first wife, HUMPHREY Duke of Gloucester, son of HENRY IV King of England & his first wife Mary de Bohun (3 Oct 1390-Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 23 Feb 1447, bur 4 Mar 1447 St Albans Abbey, Hertford).  He assumed the title Count of Holland, Zeeland and Hainaut, by right of his wife.  Ctss Jacqueline's previous marriage with Jean de Brabant was pronounced valid 9 Jan 1428 by Pope Martin V, her marriage with Humphrey being consequently annulled.  m fourthly (secretly The Hague 1 Aug 1432, publicly St Maartensdijk 1 Mar 1434) FRANK van Borselen Graaf van Ostervant, son of FLORIS van Borselen Heer van Sint-Maartensdijk & his wife Oda van Bergen ([1396]-Den Briel 19 Nov 1470).  No issue. 

Comte Guillaume VI had [nine] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

2.          LODEWIJK ([1385]-[20 May/13 Jun] 1433).  Heer van Vlissingen, seigneur d'Escaudoeuvres near Cambrai.  m (shortly before 2 Sep 1416) ELEONORE de Floyon, daughter of --- (-after 13 Jun 1433).  According to Kerrebrouck (who cites no source)[546], he married an illegitimate daughter of Carlos III King of Navarre. 

3.          JEAN bâtard de Hainaut (-[6 Nov 1432/20 Aug 1436]).  m MARIE Dame de Warigny, daughter of --- (-after 20 Aug 1436).

4.          WILLEM (-Bruges, Kloster Genadendal 23 Apr 1455).  In Kloster Genadendal in Bruges 1407 'clericus redditus'.  m (before 12 Aug 1416) BEATRIX van Hodenpijl, daughter of JAN van Hodenpijl & his wife ---.

5.          BEATRIX (-1455).  m firstly (18 Jun 1410) FILIP van Veen gt van Dorp, son of --- (-[18 Jun 1410/17 Sep 1411], bur Delft oude Kerk).  Rentmeester of Nordholland 1400-02.  Treasurer of Holland.  m secondly ([Schoonhoven 19 Oct 1411]) JAN van Vliet Heer van Hoenkoop, son of --- (-The Hague, hanged, drawn and quartered for murder 3 Aug 1424).  Hofmeister of Willem VI Count of Holland.  He attempted to murder Jan Count of Holland, Hainaut and Seeland, Bishop-elect of Liège by poisoning the pages of his bible. 

6.          EBERHARD Heer van Hoogwoude (-20 Mar 1458).  m firstly (shortly before 24 Jul 1430) JUTTA van Kijfhoeck, daughter of FLORIS van Kijfhoeck & his wife --- van Rossum (-before 23 May 1449).  m secondly (before 12 Mar 1467) as her second husband, ALEID van Swieten, widow of CLAAS van Diepenburch, daughter of BOUDEWIJN van Swieten & his wife Lutgard van Nijenrode (-12 Mar 1467, bur The Hague).  Eberhard & his first wife had children:

          -        VAN HOOGWOUDE

7.          BAUDOUIN .  Seigneur de Plainville.  m MARGUERITE de Rouvroy dit de Saint-Simon, daughter of ---.

8.          CHRISTINA .  1436. 

9.          [HENDRIK bastaard van Holland (-after 7 Jul 1427).] 

10.       [ARENTm ALEID Uterlier van Dorp, daughter of SIMON Uterlier van Dorp & his wife Clementia van de Boekhorst.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    ATH, CHIEVRES, LENS, LIGNE

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS d’ATH

 

 

Ath is located about 5 kilometres north-west of Chièvres and about 20 kilometres south-east of Enghien in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut. 

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER d’Ath, son of ---Seigneur d’Ath.  Defossez suggests that Gauthier d’Ath was the same person as Gauthier de Chimay (died “before 1082”), that his son Alard de Chimay (“1088”, died “before 1090”) was born to an unidentified first wife, and that Béatrix d’Ath (wife of Arnoul de Hainaut, see below) was his daughter by his “second” wife Alix de Ramerupt[547]m as her second husband,  ADA de Ramerupt, widow of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Guise, daughter of HILDUIN [IV] de Montdidier et de Ramerupt Comte de Roucy & his wife Adelaide de Roucy (-bur Abbaye de Liessies).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ada…de Guisia" as sixth daughter of Hilduin Comte de Roucy[548]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "quartam…Hilduini comitis filiam Adam" as wife firstly of "Godefridus de Guisia" and secondly of "Galterum de Aat et genuit filias; quarum una tradita est Gerardo de Audenarde, que peperit Arnulfum et Godefridum atque Heinricum et ceteros." and thirdly of "Theoderico de Avesnis"[549].  She married thirdly Thierry Seigneur d'Avesnes.   Gauthier & his wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         BEATRIX d’Ath .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "Guidonem [de Guisia] qui habuit sororem" whose husband was "Arnulfo, fratre Balduini comitis Hainonensis"[550].  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Arnulpho, fratri comitis de Hainau Balduini" and his wife "Beatricem filiam [Waltero de Aat] et Ade [filiam] Eustacii del Rues"[551]m ARNOUL de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut & his wife Ida de Louvain (-after 1117)

b)         daughter The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the daughters of "Galterum de Aat" & his wife, specifying that one married "Gerardo de Audenarde, que peperit Arnulfum et Godefridum atque Heinricum et ceteros"[552]m GERARD van Oudenaarde, son of ---. 

 

 

The existence of two different noblewomen named Ida, one married to Gossuin [II] de Mons, the other to Guy de Chièvres, is confirmed by the 1125 charter quoted below.  Roland, in his study of the seigneurs de Florennes/Rumigny, had suggested that they were the same person[553].  The suggestion proved controversial, the debate revolving around two charters dated 1143 and 1161 which name the founder of the abbey of Ghislenghien: Nicolas de Mons Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Ghislenghien founded by “genetricis nostræ Idæ”, including the donation of “tertiam partem...in Gisbecca” donated by “Gascuinus frater noster de Mons” for the soul of “matris nostræ Idæ” and “aliam partem in eadem villa Gisbecca” donated by “Domina Æva quæ cognominatur Domoisuns" for the soul of "viri sui Ægidii", by charter dated 1143[554], and “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” [the same person named in the 1143 charter] donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Ghislenghien by charter dated 1161[555].  The 1143 document also clarifies that Gossuin [III] de Mons and Eva de Chièvres jointly owned “villa Gisbecca” which, if Roland’s hypothesis is correct, would have been inherited from their mother.  A rather garbled variation of the hypothesis had been indicated in the early 17th century by Gazet who said that Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai was “issu de la noble famille de Widon seigneur de Chieures et de madame Ide[556].  The chronology would be tight for Nicolas to have been born from his mother’s supposed second marriage.  The question is settled by the 1125 charter. 

The parentage of the two persons named Ida is also controversial.  The Marquis de Trazegnies suggests that they were half-sisters, daughters of Ada de Ramerupt, the wife of Gossuin de Mons being her daughter by her first husband while Guy de Chièvres’s wife was her daughter by Gauthier d’Ath[557].  This suggestion appears possible chronologically, although if correct the absence of the other daughters of Gauthier d’Ath/Ada de Ramerupt (see above) and of the son(s) of Geoffroy de Guise/Ada de Ramerupt (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE-VALOIS/VEXIN/VERMANDOIS) as joint suzerains of the 1125 property is difficult to explain.  The most likely explanation appears to be that the two ladies named Ida were first cousins, each only children, and that in 1125 they were the only living descendants of their unknown ancestor from whom they had jointly inherited their interest in the property which was the subject of the 1125 charter. 

No primary source has been identified which links either Ida to the Ath family.  Boussu’s mid-18th century history of Ath is the earliest secondary source so far identified which makes the connection.  Boussu’s text is confused, stating firstly that “Rase de Gavre” married “Ide d’Ath, seconde fille de Wautier Seigneur d’Ath” and claimed rights to Ath “du chef de sa mère, de même que de sa tante Beatrix”, and secondly that this “Rase de Gavre” was son of “Rase de Gavre, second époux d’Ide dame et héritière de Chièvres[558].  Van Overstraeten names “Ide d’Ath” (mother of “Ide dite Domison de Chièvres”) and “Ide de Chièvres” (mother of Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai, son of Gossuin [II] de Mons) as joint founders of Ghislenghien[559].  It should also be noted that Bertha de Gavre, grandaughter of Ida wife of Guy de Chièvres, married Eustache [II] Seigneur de Rœulx, grandson of Béatrix d’Ath wife of Arnoul de Hainaut: if Ida and Béatrix had been sisters, the family relationship between husband and wife would have required a Papal dispensation. 

Pending the emergence of further source material which indicates their family origins, the two ladies are shown below in the Ath chapter for convenience. 

 

1.         IDA (-[1126/35])Gotsuinus de Montibus” donated property to “quemdam bone memorie virum Aybertum nomine Reclusum”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Ida et filiis nostris Ysaac...”, by charter dated 1122[560]A charter dated 1125 records donations to Liessies, including the donation of land “inter Bovenies et Aath” made by “Rainerus de Mafles” in the presence of “Ida, uxor Gosuini Montensis et Ida uxor Widonis de Cirvia...in earum dominatu eandem terram tenebamus[561].  Reiffenberg records that “Ide” returned serfs to Ghislenghien abbey, in the presence of “ses fils Gossuin et Isaac et d’Isembert leur oncle”, by charter dated 1126[562].  “Isaac” donated serfs to Ghislenghien abbey, for the souls of “mon père Gossuin de Mons et...de ma mère Ide”, with the consent of “mes frères Nicolas et Gossuin et ma sœur Ermengarde avec son mari Gautier”, by charter dated 1135[563].  She is named in the charter dated 1143 under which Nicolas de Mons Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Ghislenghien abbey founded by “genetricis nostræ Idæ”, including the donation of “tertiam partem...in Gisbecca” donated by “Gascuinus frater noster de Mons” for the soul of “matris nostræ Idæ” and “aliam partem in eadem villa Gisbecca” donated by “Domina Æva quæ cognominatur Domoisuns" for the soul of "viri sui Ægidii"[564].  m GOSSUIN [II] de Mons, son of GOSSUIN [I] de Mons & his wife Ermengarde --- (-[1125/26]). 

 

2.         IDA (-after 1125).  A charter dated 1125 records donations to Liessies, including the donation of land “inter Bovenies et Aath” made by “Rainerus de Mafles” in the presence of “Ida, uxor Gosuini Montensis et Ida uxor Widonis de Cirvia...in earum dominatu eandem terram tenebamus[565].  Ida is named in secondary sources as the daughter of Gauthier de Ath, but the primary source which confirms her family origin has not been identified.  m GUY de Chièvres, son of --- (-after [1120/27]). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de CHIEVRES

 

 

Chièvres is located north-west of Mons and close to Ath in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut.  The seigneurie de Chièvres was divided between the descendants of Eva, daughter and heiress of Guy de Chièvres, by her three marriages.  This division persisted well into the 13th century, as demonstrated by the charter dated 1230 under which Rasse de Gavre et Hugues de Rumigni seigneurs de Chièvres” approved the donation to Chièvres made by “maître Gérard...curé de Chièvres[566]

 

 

1.         GAUCHER de Chièvres (-after 1089).  “Gossuini de Montibus, Theoderici de Avesnis, Theoderici de Aldenarda, [Segardi] de Ceocs, Manasse de Betunia, Fastredi, Walteri de Lens, Walcheri de Chirvia, Anselli de Ribodimonte...” subscribed a charter dated 1084 for the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[567].  Walcheri de Cervia, Fastredi de Fossato...Godefridi castellani...Willeloti castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1089 under which Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut confirmed the donation of “alodium Vesinium” made to Valenciennes abbey by “miles...Theodericus[568]

 

2.         ADELENDE de Chièvres (-after 1093)Adelendem de Cirvia uxorem Theoderici Aldenardensis” donated “villam...Helsbeca” [Hellebecq] to Eename abbey by charter dated to [1093/1110], witnessed by “...Siger de Sileca et Walterus frater eius...[569]m DIRK van Oudenaarde, son of --- (-after 1093). 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GUY de Chièvres (-after [1120/27]).  “...Wido de Chirvia et frater eius Theodericus...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Bouchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis near Mons[570]"Gossuini de Montibus, Gossuini de Avesnis, Widonis de Cervia, Hugonis de Lens" subscribed the charter dated 1117 under which Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut donated property to the monastery of Saint-Denis[571]...Godefridi comitis, Guidonis de Cirvia, Gossuini de Avesnis...” subscribed the charter dated to [1120/27] under which “Lambertum prepositum” renounced claims over Bougnies in favour of the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[572]m IDA, daughter of --- (-after 1125).  A charter dated 1125 records donations to Liessies, including the donation of land “inter Bovenies et Aath” made by “Rainerus de Mafles” in the presence of “Ida, uxor Gosuini Montensis et Ida uxor Widonis de Cirvia...in earum dominatu eandem terram tenebamus[573].  Ida is named in secondary sources as the daughter of Gauthier de Ath, but the primary source which confirms her family origin has not been identified: follow her hyperlink for a full discussion of the question.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         EVA [Damison] de Chièvres (-after her third husband).  The primary source which names Eva/Damison as daughter of Guy de Chièvres and his wife Ida has not been identified, but this affiliation is logical when all the sources quoted in this section are read together especially the charters which name her “de Cirvia”.  Boussu’s mid-18th century history of Ath confused the issue by stating firstly that “Rase de Gavre” married “Ide d’Ath, seconde fille de Wautier Seigneur d’Ath” and claimed rights to Ath “du chef de sa mère, de même que de sa tante Beatrix” and secondly that this “Rase de Gavre” was son of “Rase de Gavre, second époux d’Ide dame et héritière de Chièvres[574].  He cites no source which confirms the information, and the general confusion of his description of the early Ath family inspires no confidence.  Boussu presumably misinterpreted the Chronicon Hanoniense which records that "miles...Rasso de Gaura" married "Damison de Cirvia" after the death of “Egidii de Cin”, and in a later passage names “Rasso de Gaura, Rassonis et Damison de Cirvia filius[575].  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Ghislenghien, including the donation of “unum mansum in Bovingis” made by "Domina Æva quæ cognominatur Domoisuns" for the soul of "viri sui Ægidii", by charter dated 1143[576].  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed that “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Ghislenghien, for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated 1161, signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[577].  Her third marriage is indicated by the Chronicon Hanoniense referring to the wife of "Nicholaus [qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" as "Damison de Cirvia"[578]m firstly GILLES de Chin Seigneur de Berlaimont, son of --- (-killed in battle [Roullecourt] [1137], bur Ghislenghien)m secondly RASO [IV] van Gavre, son of RASO [III] van Gavre & his wife --- (-killed in battle Raucourt [1150])m thirdly NICOLAS [III] de Rumigny Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny, son of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Rumigny & his second wife Aleidis de Hainaut (-before 1179). 

2.         THIERRY de Chièvres (-after 1117).  “...Wido de Chirvia et frater eius Theodericus...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Bouchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis near Mons[579]

 

 

1.         MATHIEU de Chièvres (-after 1156).  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai notified that “Matheo...de Chirvia...et sa femme” acknowledged that they held “les alleux de Baulengien et de Grosagio” from the abbey of Saint-Denis-en-Broqueroie and that after their deaths the property would revert to the abbey, by charter dated 1156[580].  His relationship, if any, with the earlier Chièvres family has not been ascertained.  m --- (-after 1156).  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai notified that “Matheo...de Chirvia...et sa femme” acknowledged that they held “les alleux de Baulengien et de Grosagio” from the abbey of Saint-Denis-en-Broqueroie and that after their deaths the property would revert to the abbey, by charter dated 1156[581]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de LENS

 

 

Lens is located about 10 kilometres north of Mons in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut.  The following family were not described as “seigneurs” de Lens until 1217. 

 

 

1.         SIGER de Lens (-after May 1047).  “…Sigeri de Lens…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[582]

 

2.         GAUTHIER de Lens (-after 1065).  “…Walteri de Lens…” subscribed the charter dated 1065 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the foundation of Hasnon abbey by “Iohannes vir illustris et Eulalia soror eius[583].  [It is uncertain whether the following two documents relate to Gauthier or Gauthier brother of Hugues who is named below: “Gossuini de Montibus, Theoderici de Avesnis, Theoderici de Aldenarda, [Segardi] de Ceocs, Manasse de Betunia, Fastredi, Walteri de Lens, Walcheri de Chirvia, Anselli de Ribodimonte...” subscribed a charter dated 1084 for the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[584].  “...Walterus de Lens...” subscribed the charter dated 3 May 1091 under which Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut sold “allodium de Gengetauvia” Huy Notre-Dame[585].] 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         GAUTHIER de Lens (-after 1103).  [It is uncertain whether the following two documents relate to Gauthier de Lens who is named above or Gauthier brother of Hugues: “Gossuini de Montibus, Theoderici de Avesnis, Theoderici de Aldenarda, [Segardi] de Ceocs, Manasse de Betunia, Fastredi, Walteri de Lens, Walcheri de Chirvia, Anselli de Ribodimonte...” subscribed a charter dated 1084 for the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[586].  “...Walterus de Lens...” subscribed the charter dated 3 May 1091 under which Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut sold “allodium de Gengetauvia” Huy Notre-Dame[587].]  “...Gualteri de Lens et Hugonis fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1103 under which Manassès Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation to Liessies made by his predecessor[588]

2.         HUGUES de Lens (-after 1135).  “...Gualteri de Lens et Hugonis fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1103 under which Manassès Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation to Liessies made by his predecessor[589]"Gossuini de Montibus, Gossuini de Avesnis, Widonis de Cervia, Hugonis de Lens" subscribed the charter dated 1117 under which Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut donated property to the monastery of Saint-Denis[590]...Hugo de Lens...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Bouchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis near Mons[591].  “Isaac” donated serfs to Ghislenghien, for the souls of “mon père Gossuin de Mons et...de ma mère Ide”, with the consent of “mes frères Nicolas et Gossuin et ma sœur Ermengarde avec son mari Gautier”, by charter dated 1135, witnessed by “Bauduin comte de Mons, moi Isaac, Gossuin mon frère, Hugues de Lens, Gautier son fils...[592]m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         GAUTHIER de Lens (-after 1135).  “Isaac” donated serfs to Ghislenghien, for the souls of “mon père Gossuin de Mons et...de ma mère Ide”, with the consent of “mes frères Nicolas et Gossuin et ma sœur Ermengarde avec son mari Gautier”, by charter dated 1135, witnessed by “Bauduin comte de Mons, moi Isaac, Gossuin mon frère, Hugues de Lens, Gautier son fils...[593]m ERMENGARDE de Mons, daughter of GOSSUIN [II] de Mons & his wife Ida --- (-after 1135).  “Isaac” donated serfs to Ghislenghien, for the souls of “mon père Gossuin de Mons et...de ma mère Ide”, with the consent of “mes frères Nicolas et Gossuin et ma sœur Ermengarde avec son mari Gautier”, by charter dated 1135, witnessed by “Bauduin comte de Mons, moi Isaac, Gossuin mon frère, Hugues de Lens, Gautier son fils...[594]

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER de Lens The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Walterus de Lens et Eustacius filius eius..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[595]m BEATRIX du Rœulx, daughter of EUSTACHE [I] Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Morlanwelz.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Beatricem, Alidem et Adam" as daughters of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife, naming the husband of Beatrix as "Waltero de Lens" and their children "Eustacium et filias Ydam et Mariam"[596].  Gauthier & his wife had three children: 

a)         EUSTACHE de Lens .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Eustacium et filias Ydam et Mariam" as the children of "Waltero de Lens" and his wife[597].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Walterus de Lens et Eustacius filius eius..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[598]

b)         IDA de Lens .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Eustacium et filias Ydam et Mariam" as the children of "Waltero de Lens" and his wife[599]

c)         MARIE de Lens .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Eustacium et filias Ydam et Mariam" as the children of "Waltero de Lens" and his wife[600]

 

2.         JEAN de Lens (-after Apr 1201).  "…Joannis de Lens…Gualteri de Lens…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[601]

 

3.         GAUTHIER de Lens (-after Apr 1201).  "…Joannis de Lens…Gualteri de Lens…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[602]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GAUTHIER de Lens (-[Oct 1246/28 Oct 1248]).  Seigneur de Lens.  “Wautier seigneur de Lens” donated property to Epinlieu abbey, with the consent of ”son frère Hugues”, by charter dated Jun 1217[603].  “Hugo de Lens” donated “decimam...de Chanaste” to Cambron abbey by charter dated May 1219, witnessed by “dominus Walterus de Lens frater meus...[604]Walterus dominus de Lens...et domini Hugonis fratris mei” donated land “inter Lens et Camberon” to Cambron by charter dated Jul 1237[605]Hugues de Molriu chevalier” consented to the sale of property “de son bois d’Herchies” to Epinlieu abbey made by “son frère et seigneur Wautier de Lens” by charter dated 1240[606].  Marguerite Ctss of Flanders confirmed that “Wautier seigneur de Lens” donated property to Epinlieu abbey by charter dated Oct 1246, witnessed by “Eustacius del Rues, Girardus de Jacea, Nicholaus de Condato, Alardus de Strepi[607]

2.         HUGUES [de Kenaste] [de Molriu] (-[28 Oct 1248/Aug 1269]).  “Wautier seigneur de Lens” donated property to Epinlieu abbey, with the consent of ”son frère Hugues”, by charter dated Jun 1217[608].  “Hugo de Lens” donated “decimam...de Chanaste” to Cambron abbey by charter dated May 1219, witnessed by “dominus Walterus de Lens frater meus, Walterus de Fontanis, Nicholaus de Condato, Gerardus de Gauche, Alardus de Strepi, Balduinus de Condato...[609].  A charter dated 29 Apr 1234 records the settlement of a dispute between Walterum dominum de Lens” and “dominum Hugo de Kenaste fratrem eius” concerning “terram de Morriu”, recording that Hugues married “filiam domini Reneri de Trit[610].  “Walterus dominus de Lens...et domini Hugonis fratris mei” donated land “inter Lens et Camberon” to Cambron by charter dated Jul 1237[611]Hugues de Molriu chevalier” consented to the sale of property “de son bois d’Herchies” to Epinlieu abbey made by “son frère et seigneur Wautier de Lens” by charter dated 1240[612]H. dominus de Moriu frater...W. domini de Lens” confirmed the donation made to Cambron by “Balduino dicto Brudeman”, committing himself to further action when “Maria filia mea primogenita” reached the age of majority, by charter dated Feb 1241 (O.S.)[613]Hugues seigneur de Lens et de Herchies” sold property to Epinlieu abbey by charter dated 28 Oct 1248[614]m --- de Trith, daughter of RENIER Seigneur de Trith & his wife ---.  A charter dated 29 Apr 1234 records the settlement of a dispute between Walterum dominum de Lens” and “dominum Hugo de Kenaste fratrem eius” concerning “terram de Morriu”, recording that Hugues married “filiam domini Reneri de Trit[615].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARIE .  “H. dominus de Moriu frater...W. domini de Lens” confirmed the donation made to Cambron by “Balduino dicto Brudeman”, committing himself to further action when “Maria filia mea primogenita” reached the age of majority, by charter dated Feb 1241 (O.S.)[616]

 

 

Three brothers: 

1.         EUSTACHE de Lens (-after 1282).  Seigneur de LensHugo miles dominus de Ruet” sold his part “in allodiis de Ormignies” to Cambron, in the presence of “hominum coram...Eustachius dominus de Lens et Petrus frater eius...”, by charter dated Feb 1260[617]A charter dated Aug 1269 records the arbitration decision made by “Eustache sire de Lens et par Martin de Cerisi” relating to a dispute involving Epinlieu abbey[618].  A charter dated Oct 1273 records “Eustasse sires de Lens-en-Braibant pair de Hainaut” pleading a case against Epinlieu abbey before “Gérard sire de Jauche, Jehan sire de Barbenchon, Gérard de la Hamaide sire de Resbais et Allard sire de Ville, aussi pairs de Hainaut...[619]Jehans damoisiaus de Lens fuis a...monsigneur Eustasse chevalier segneur de Lens en Braibant” donated property in Lens to Cambron, in the presence of “Simons de Lens mes oncles...Eustasses chevalier sires de Lens en Braibant”, by charter dated 1282[620]m ---.  The name of Eustache’s wife is not known.  Eustache & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN de Lens (-after Jan 1310)Seigneur de LensJehans damoisiaus de Lens fuis a...monsigneur Eustasse chevalier segneur de Lens en Braibant” donated property in Lens to Cambron, in the presence of “Simons de Lens mes oncles...Eustasses chevalier sires de Lens en Braibant”, by charter dated 1282[621]...Jehans sires de Lens...honme de le contei de Haynau” certified having seen an agreement terminating a dispute between Guy Count of Flanders and Jean Comte de Hainaut, by charter dated 21 May 1295[622]Giles Rigaus sires dou Rues, Arnols sires de la Hamaide chevalier, Jehans sires de Lens en Braibant...Nicholes de Condet sires de Morialmes, Thieris dou Rues sires de Hunchengnies...” confirmed a charter of “Jehan Davesnes conte de Haynau” dated Jul 1290[623].  “Jehans sires de Lens en Braybant” donated property at Lens to Cambron by charter dated Jan 1310[624]m ALEIDE d’Enghien, daughter of GERARD d'Enghien Heer van Zotteghem & his wife --- de Viane (-1314).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domini Gerardi de Sottenghen…secundogenita" married "Joanni filio domini Eustacii de Lens"[625]

2.         PIERRE de Lens (-after Feb 1260).  Hugo miles dominus de Ruet” sold his part “in allodiis de Ormignies” to Cambron, in the presence of “hominum coram...Eustachius dominus de Lens et Petrus frater eius...”, by charter dated Feb 1260[626]

3.         SIMON de Lens (-after 1282).  “Jehans damoisiaus de Lens fuis a...monsigneur Eustasse chevalier segneur de Lens en Braibant” donated property in Lens to Cambron, in the presence of “Simons de Lens mes oncles...Eustasses chevalier sires de Lens en Braibant”, by charter dated 1282[627]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Gerard van Rasseghem has not been identified.  It should be noted that earlier seigneurs de Rasseghem were members of the Zotteghem family (see the document FLANDERS NOBILITY).  Butkens records that Gerard van Rasseghem was the son of Jan van Rasseghem Seigneur de Lens, son of Gerard van Zotteghem (son of Gilbert van Zotteghem & his wife Mathilde de Béthune), and his wife Oda van Arkel, without citing the source which confirms the information[628]

 

1.         GERARD van Rasseghem [Ressegem/Rassenghien] (-after 1345).  A charter dated 14 Apr 1313 names “nobles hommes...Gerard de Rassinghien[629]Seigneur de LensGerars de Rassenghien sires de Lens en Braybant” donated various revenue “en le ville et en terroir de Lens” to Cambon by charter dated Apr 1325[630].  Heer van Liedekerke: “Gerars de Rassenghien sires de Lens et de Lidekierke” acknowledged receipt of money from Cambron by charter dated Dec 1328[631]m firstly ADELISE van Gavre Vrouw van Liedekerke en Breda, daughter of FILIPS van Gavre Heer van Wulvenhouts en Liedekerke & his first wife Sophie d’Enghien (-after 23 Mar 1336).  “Adelise Vrouwe van Liedekercke en van Breda ende Geraerd Heer van Rassegem, van Lens, van Liedekercke en van Breda, als wettighe Momboir Adelisen voorgenoemt...myns Heeren” confirmed granting rights to revenue from “Oosterhoudt” to “Willem van Duvenvoorde, ons...Heeren ‘s Graven Camerlinck van Henegauwen en van Holland” by charter dated 26 Jun 1325[632]m secondly (Papal dispensation 1345) as her second husband, YOLANDE van Elsloo Dame de Flotte et d’Harchies, widow of GERARD van Gavre Heer van Steenkerke, daughter of OYST [I] van Born Heer van Elsloo & his wife Margareta van Elsloo.  Goethals names “Florence ou Yolande d’Elsloo dame de Herchies” as wife of Gerard van Gavre, noting that she married secondly “Gérard sire de Rassenghem et de Lens, veuf d’Alix de Gavre, dame héritière de Liedekercke, de Breda et d’Oesterhout”, without citing the source on which the information is based[633].  The Elsloo.info website calls her “Yolande de Elsloo dame de Flotte, Harchies...htmhter van...Oyst I van Born[634].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  Gérard & his first wife had one child: 

a)         JOHANNA van Rasseghem (-bur Liedekerke)Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[635].  Vrouw van Rasseghem en Liedekerke, Dame de Lens.  m ARNOUT van Gavre Seigneur de Herchies et de Roosendael, son of GERARD van Gavre Seigneur de Steenkerke, de Roosendael et de Mussain & his wife Yolande van Elsloo Vrouw van Elsloo ([1315]-1393, bur Brugelettes). 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de LIGNE

 

 

The village of Ligne is located 5 kilometres east of Ath, and about the same distance north of Chièvres, in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut.  The reconstruction of the early generations of this family is uncertain and awaits the emergence of more primary sources to confirm its accuracy. 

 

 

1.         THIERRY [I] de Ligne (-1176, bur Cambron)Seigneur de Ligne.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Egidius de Cin, Gossuinus de Montibus, Eustacius senior de Ruez, Hoelus de Kauren, Ludovicus et Karolus fratres de Frasne, Theodericus de Linea, Iwanus de Waldripont, Henricus et Willelmus fratres de Braina, Robertus de Aisunvilla, Ysaac castellanus Montensis, Willelmus de Birbais" as "comitis [Balduini] [Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut], Balduinis et Iolendis comitisse filii, commilitones et consiliarii"[636].  “Eustachius del Ruez, Hugo de Adengen, Gossuinus de Mons, Theodericus de Ligne...” subscribed the charter dated 1147 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between Hautmont abbey and Nicolas d’Avesnes[637]...Theodericus de Linia” subscribed the charter dated 1154 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed various properties to the church of Cambron[638].  Thierry de Ligne and his three sons “Gautier, Thierry et Mathieu” witnessed the charter of Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut for Crespin dated 1158[639]m MARGUERITE de Fontaine, daughter of GAUTHIER de Fontaine & his wife --- van Zotteghem (-4 May 1144, bur Cambron).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  It is suggested by the charter dated 1211 under which “Walterus de Fontanis” swore homage to the comte de Namur for “Busutum [Bossut], Villam in Brabantia...Pomeriolum [Pomerœul], Autregium [Autreges]...et Vilerot...Ollenguien...cum...feodis...quæ a me tenebat [her grandson] Walterus de Linea nepos meus” by charter dated 1211[640].  Thierry [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [I] de Ligne (-[1172/73])Thierry de Ligne and his three sons “Gautier, Thierry et Mathieu” witnessed the charter of Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut for Crespin dated 1158[641].  Baudry’s Annales de l’abbaye de Saint-Ghislain record “...Gauthier de Ligne...” among witnesses to a charter dated 1162 which records a donation of serfs to Saint-Ghislain[642]The Chronicon Hanoniense names "...Walterus de Fontanis, Walterus de Linea..." in the army of Hainaut in 1172[643]Gauthier de Ligne was named “avec ses frères Thierry II et Fastré” in a charter for Saint-Amand dated 1172[644]m as her first husband, MATHILDE de Mons, daughter of GOSSUIN [III] de Mons & his wife Beatrix de Rumigny.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filium unicum Gossuinum et filias Ydam…et Mathildem…et Aelidem…et Rixam…et Beatricem…et Agnetem" as children of "Gossuino de Montibus" and his wife Beatrix de Rumigny, adding that Mathilde married "Waltero de Linea, deinde Waltero de Fontanis"[645].  She married secondly ([1173/74]) [as his second wife,] Gauthier [III] Seigneur de Fontaine.  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut declared that “Mathildis de Linge”, wanting to place “duas filias suas” at Bonne-Espérance abbey, had donated “quindecim bonerios allodii apud Rameigies [Ramegnies]” by charter dated 1182, witnessed by “...Gualteri de Fonteines...[646].  “...Mathildis de Fontanis, Balduinus Montensis castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 28 Nov 1193 under which “Willelmus frater comitis Flandrie et Hainoie...” declared that “Balduinus de Jorbisa et Robertus nepos eius” had renounced rights in favour of Cambrai[647]Guy de Donstiennes donated property to Aulne, with the consent of “Dame Mathilde de Fontaines et de son fils Gautier”, by charter dated 1195[648]Gauthier [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          AGNES de Ligne (-after 1207).  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut declared that “Mathildis de Linge”, wanting to place “duas filias suas” at Bonne-Espérance abbey, had donated “quindecim bonerios allodii apud Rameigies [Ramegnies]” by charter dated 1182, witnessed by “...Gualteri de Fonteines...[649].  The Chronicum ecclesiæ Bonæ-Spei records the same donation made by “Mathildis de Linge de Fontanis” in 1182, and in 1207 that “Agnes et Flandrina filiæ Mathildis de Fontanis” were transferred to another order[650]A dispute followed “inter eas et consanguineos eorum Walteram...de Linge et Fastratum frater eius” relating to the earlier 1182 donation to Bonne-Espérance which the abbey claimed was in perpetuity[651]

ii)         FLANDRINE de Ligne (-after 1207).  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut declared that “Mathildis de Linge”, wanting to place “duas filias suas” at Bonne-Espérance abbey, had donated “quindecim bonerios allodii apud Rameigies [Ramegnies]” by charter dated 1182, witnessed by “...Gualteri de Fonteines...[652].  The Chronicum ecclesiæ Bonæ-Spei records the same donation made by “Mathildis de Linge de Fontanis” in 1182, and in 1207 that “Agnes et Flandrina filiæ Mathildis de Fontanis” were transferred to another order[653]A dispute followed “inter eas et consanguineos eorum Walteram...de Linge et Fastratum frater eius” relating to the earlier 1182 donation to Bonne-Espérance which the abbey claimed was in perpetuity[654]

b)         THIERRY [II] de Ligne (-after 1172)Thierry de Ligne and his three sons “Gautier, Thierry et Mathieu” witnessed the charter of Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut for Crespin dated 1158[655].  Gauthier de Ligne was named “avec ses frères Thierry II et Fastré” in a charter for Saint-Amand dated 1172[656]

c)         MATHIEU de LigneThierry de Ligne and his three sons “Gautier, Thierry et Mathieu” witnessed the charter of Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut for Crespin dated 1158[657]

d)         FASTRE de Ligne .  Gauthier de Ligne was named “avec ses frères Thierry II et Fastré” in a charter for Saint-Amand dated 1172[658]

 

 

Two brothers.  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified. 

1.         GAUTHIER [II] de Ligne (-3 Nov 1245, bur Cambron)Seigneur de Ligne

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2.         FASTRE de Ligne (-after 1224).  As noted above, a dispute with Bonne-Espérance involved Gauthier’s cousins Agnes and Flandrine de Ligne “et consanguineos eorum Walteram...de Linge et Fastratum frater eius” after 1207[659].  “Walterus dominus de Ligne” donated “decimam...apud Ligne”, held in fief by “avunculo meo Waltero de Fontanis”, to Cambron by charter dated 20 Aug 1211, witnessed by “Fastredus de Ligne frater meus...[660].  “Walterus dominus de Fontanis” confirmed that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” had exchanged the dowry of “Margareta predicti Walteri uxor” by charter dated 21 Sep 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...[661].  "Domino Waltero de Ligne et fratri eius Fastrado" granted a fief "in villicatione Nivellensi…[et] in villicatione Geldoniensi", confirmed by "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ", by charter dated 1224[662].]  same person as...?  FASTRE de Ligne (-bur Cambron).  Seigneur de Monstreuil.  1245/46.  m BRIGITTE van Gavre, daughter of RASO Heer van Gavre & his wife Clarice ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Fastré & his wife had two children: 

a)         MATHILDE de Ligne (-after 1274).  Dame de Fontenoit et du Becq.  m JACQUES de Hainaut Seigneur de Werchin et de Longueville, son of GERARD de Hainaut & his wife Elkine --- (-before 1274). 

b)         ISABELLE de Ligne (-after 1312)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Ægidium agnomine Rigaut” married “filiam Fastradi de Lingne, per quam dominus est terræ de Monsteruel[663]Dame de Monstreuil.  Isabelle, widow of Gilles Rigaut du Rœulx, with her sons Eustache and Fastré, transferred “l’alleu de Morlanwelz” to the comte de Hainaut, who re-enfeoffed the property to them, in 1312, confirmed in a charter dated 30 Apr 1322[664]m GILLES "Rigaud" du Rœulx, son of EUSTACHE [IV] "Campulus" Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Trith (-after 1299).  Seigneur du Rœulx. 

 

 

GAUTHIER [II] de Ligne, son of --- (-3 Nov 1245, bur Cambron).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point, it appears likely that he was the son of Thierry [II].  Seigneur de Ligne.  "…Gualteri de Lingue…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[665]As noted above, a dispute with Bonne-Espérance involved Gauthier’s cousins Agnes and Flandrine de Ligne “et consanguineos eorum Walteram...de Linge et Fastratum frater eius” after 1207[666].  “Walterus dominus de Ligne” donated “decimam...apud Ligne”, held in fief by “avunculo meo Waltero de Fontanis”, to Cambron by charter dated 20 Aug 1211, witnessed by “Fastredus de Ligne frater meus...[667]Walterus dominus de Fontanis” noted that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” donated “decimam...apud Ligne” to Cambron abbey by charter dated 29 Aug 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...Gerardus de Veteri Condato et Andreas de Condato[668]Walterus dominus de Fontanis” confirmed that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” had exchanged the dowry of “Margareta predicti Walteri uxor” by charter dated 21 Sep 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...[669].  "Domino Waltero de Ligne et fratri eius Fastrado" granted a fief "in villicatione Nivellensi…[et] in villicatione Geldoniensi", confirmed by "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ", by charter dated 1224[670].  “Wautier chevalier de Ligne” donated revenue to Epinlieu abbey, for the soul of “dame Marguerite qui fut son épouse” and for her anniversary “qui est la fête de Saint-Denis”, with the consent of “son fils Wautier chevalier”, by charter dated Feb 1234 (O.S.)[671].  His parentage is indicated by the codicil dated Aug 1242 under which “Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed his executors, sealed by “Arnould de Mortagne son neveu et Wautier de Ligne”, in the presence of “Louis son neveu, Jean de Wanes, Wautier de Ligne le jeune et Thierri son frère…[672]

m firstly (before 21 Sep 1211) MARGUERITE de Fontaine, daughter of GAUTHIER [IV] Seigneur de Fontaine & his wife Basilia --- (-26 Oct 1234, bur Cambron).  Walterus dominus de Fontanis” confirmed that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” had exchanged the dowry of “Margareta predicti Walteri uxor” by charter dated 21 Sep 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...[673]Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated Sep 1222 under which [her father] “Gautier seigneur de Fontaines bailli de Hainaut” notified that [her daughter] “Mathilde de Ligne sa petite-fille veuve d’Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binches” had confirmed a donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”son mari défunt”, confirmed by “ses frères...Wautier et Fastré de Ligne[674]Walterus miles dominus de Lignea” donated “censum meum de Lignea...ecclesie de Spileu” to Cambron, for the soul of “domine Margarete...quondam uxoris mee” for her anniversary “in festo sancti Dionisii”, with the consent of “filii mei domini Walteri militis”, by charter dated Feb 1234 (O.S.)[675]

m secondly ALIDE de Rumigny, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

Gauthier [III] & his first wife had children: 

1.         MATHILDE de Ligne .  “Gautier seigneur de Fontaines bailli de Hainaut” notified that [her daughter] “Mathilde de Ligne sa petite-fille veuve d’Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binches” had confirmed a donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”son mari défunt”, confirmed by “ses frères...Wautier et Fastré de Ligne”, by charter dated Sep 1222[676]m ANTOINE Châtelain de Binches, son of --- (-before Sep 1222). 

2.         GAUTHIER [III] de Ligne (-[1295]).  “Gautier seigneur de Fontaines bailli de Hainaut” notified that [her daughter] “Mathilde de Ligne sa petite-fille veuve d’Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binches” had confirmed a donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”son mari défunt”, confirmed by “ses frères...Wautier et Fastré de Ligne”, by charter dated Sep 1222[677]Walterus miles dominus de Lignea” donated “censum meum de Lignea...ecclesie de Spileu” to Cambron, for the soul of “domine Margarete...quondam uxoris mee” for her anniversary “in festo sancti Dionisii”, with the consent of “filii mei domini Walteri militis”, by charter dated Feb 1234 (O.S.)[678]His parentage is indicated by the codicil dated Aug 1242 under which “Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed his executors, sealed by “Arnould de Mortagne son neveu et Wautier de Ligne”, in the presence of “Louis son neveu, Jean de Wanes, Wautier de Ligne le jeune et Thierri son frère…[679]Seigneur de Lignem firstly (contract Feb 1237) JULIANE de Rozoy, daughter of NICOLAS Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife --- (-before 23 Sep 1240, bur Cambron).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly (1248) ALIX d’Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [VI] Seigneur d’Aspremont & his wife Juliane de Rozoy.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Gauthier [IV] & his second wife had children: 

a)         JEAN [I] de Ligne (-1300)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Ligne

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3.         FASTRE de Ligne .  “Gautier seigneur de Fontaines bailli de Hainaut” notified that [her daughter] “Mathilde de Ligne sa petite-fille veuve d’Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binches” had confirmed a donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”son mari défunt”, confirmed by “ses frères...Wautier et Fastré de Ligne”, by charter dated Sep 1222[680]

4.         THIERRY .  His parentage is indicated by the codicil dated Aug 1242 under which “Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed his executors, sealed by “Arnould de Mortagne son neveu et Wautier de Ligne”, in the presence of “Louis son neveu, Jean de Wanes, Wautier de Ligne le jeune et Thierri son frère…[681]

 

 

JEAN [I] de Ligne, son of GAUTHIER [III] Seigneur de Ligne & his second wife Alix d’Aspremont (-1300)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Ligne

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

Jean [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         MATHIEU de Ligne (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  Seigneur de Ligne

2.         FASTRE de Ligne (-1335)Seigneur de Lignem firstly JEANNE de Condé, daughter of GUILLAUME de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Béatrix de Thourotte Dame de Ronsoy (-[1325]).  m secondly (1329) MARGARETA van Gavre, daughter of --- (-after 1337).  Secondary sources name “Marguerite de Gavre fille de Rasse de Gavre seigneur d’Hérimez” as second wife of Fastré Seigneur de Ligne[682].  Opinions differ on the name of her mother.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Bearing in mind the difficulties regarding the descendants of Jan [I] van Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez (see the document FLANDERS NOBILITY), it is more prudent to mark Margareta’s parentage as unknown until more primary source material emerges.  Fastré & his first wife had children: 

a)         MICHEL [I] de Ligne (-1345).  Seigneur de Lignem ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Michel’s wife has not been identified.  Michel & his wife had one child: 

i)          MICHEL [II] de Ligne (-[1385/27 Mar 1387])Seigneur de LigneA charter dated 24 Sep 1369 records that Eustasse Sire dou Rues et de Trazegnies” had granted “à son oncle Ernoul dit dou Rues une rente…sur la terre de Rœux”, that “Jean Sire de Werchain, Sénéchal de Hainaut, chev. et Robert de Ligne, prévôt de l’église de Condé, oncles de Mikiuls Sire de Ligne et de Briffouel, chev.“ had claimed the revenue “sur la terre de Rœux” [presumably after the death of Arnaud de Rœux], that a further dispute had arisen between “Mad. Mahaut de Tuing Comtesse de Saulmeits à cause de son douaire” and “Jean de Los Sgr. d’Agimont et de Walehain et aussi Sgr. viager de Rœux”, and that it was now ordered that the revenue should in future be paid “audit Mikiuls de Ligne, à qui elle appartenoit[683]Robert de Bethune Vicomte de Miaulx et Sires de Venduel Chevaliers” and “Iehans de Ligne Escuyers, qui avoient deux seurs espousées filles de...Iehan Seigneur de Barbenchon et...Yolens de Lens sa...compaigne” agreed the succession of “feu...Michel iadis Signeur de Ligne et...Alienor de Couchy Dame de Ligne et Vicontesse de Miaux”, by letters dated Oct 1387[684]m ELEONORE de Coucy Vicomtesse de Meaux, daughter of PHILIPPE de Coucy Vicomte de Meaux & his wife Jeanne le Flamenc de Canny (-1371).  Her marriage is recorded in the marriage contract of her sister Jeanne dated 12 Mar 1360 (O.S.).  A parliamentary register dated 16 Aug 1369 refers to the claim by "Galcherum de Castellione armigerum et Mariam de Castellione domicellam eius sororem” against “Matheum dominum de Ligne militem...ad causam uxoris suæ heredum defunctæ Ioannæ de Couciaco domicellæ quodnam vicecomitissa Meldensis[685]

b)         GUILLAUME de Ligne (-1387, bur Belœil).  His parentage is confirmed by the letters dated Oct 1387 quoted below[686]Seigneur de Lignem ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Guillaume’s wife has not been identified.  Guillaume & his wife had children: 

i)          GUILLAUME de Ligne (-before 1387)His parentage is confirmed by letters dated Oct 1387 in which “Robert de Bethune Vicomte de Miaulx et Sires de Venduel Chevaliers” and “Iehans de Ligne Escuyers, qui avoient deux seurs espousées filles de...Iehan Seigneur de Barbenchon et...Yolens de Lens sa...compaigne” agreed the succession of “feu...Michel iadis Signeur de Ligne et...Alienor de Couchy Dame de Ligne et Vicontesse de Miaux”, which names “Wuillaume Signeur de Ligne son pere, oncle et hoir audit feu Monsigneur Michel” and “Willaume de Ligne son fil aisné frere doudit Iehan[687]m as her first husband, MARIE de Lalaing, daughter of SIMON de Lalaing Seigneur de Quiévrain, de Hordaing et d’Ecaussines & his wife Jeanne de Rœulx Dame d’Ecaussines (-16 Dec 1416).  Her family origin and two marriages are confirmed by letters dated Oct 1387 in which “Robert de Bethune Vicomte de Miaulx et Sires de Venduel Chevaliers” and “Iehans de Ligne Escuyers, qui avoient deux seurs espousées filles de...Iehan Seigneur de Barbenchon et...Yolens de Lens sa...compaigne” agreed the succession of “feu...Michel iadis Signeur de Ligne et...Alienor de Couchy Dame de Ligne et Vicontesse de Miaux”, which names “Wuillaume Signeur de Ligne son pere, oncle et hoir audit feu Monsigneur Michel” and “Willaume de Ligne son fil aisné frere doudit Iehan, dont la femme...Marie de Lalaing estoit à present femme à Messire Englebert d’Enghien[688]She married secondly as his second wife, Engelbert [I] d’Enghien Seigneur de RameruptA monument at Cambron records the death 22 Feb 1402 (O.S.) of "messire Engelbert d’Enghien jadis Sr. de Rameru, de le Folie et Hubize" and 16 Dec 1416 of “dame Marie de Lalaing espouse audict monsieur Engelbert d’Enghien[689]

ii)         JEAN [II] de Ligne (-5 Jan 1442, bur Ligne)His parentage is confirmed by letters dated Oct 1387 in which “Robert de Bethune Vicomte de Miaulx et Sires de Venduel Chevaliers” and “Iehans de Ligne Escuyers, qui avoient deux seurs espousées filles de...Iehan Seigneur de Barbenchon et...Yolens de Lens sa...compaigne” agreed the succession of “feu...Michel iadis Signeur de Ligne et...Alienor de Couchy Dame de Ligne et Vicontesse de Miaux”, which names “Wuillaume Signeur de Ligne son pere, oncle et hoir audit feu Monsigneur Michel[690]Seigneur de Ligne

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iii)        JEANNE de Ligne (-after [1398], bur Crespin).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and two marriages without citing the corresponding primary sources[691].  An epitaph at Crespin records the burial of “Simon de Lallain jadis sire de Kiévraing et de Brebier” who died 3 Jun 1388 and “Jehenne de Ligne dame de Kievrain et de Brebier” who died 1388 [error?][692]m firstly ([1380]) SIMON de Lalaing, son of SIMON de Lalaing Seigneur de Quiévrain, de Hordaing et d’Ecaussines & his wife Jeanne de Rœulx Dame d’Ecaussines (-3 Jun 1388, bur Crespin).  m secondly ([1398]) JEAN de Houcourt, son of ---. 

c)         ROBERT de Ligne (-before 1362).  A charter dated 24 Sep 1369 records that Eustasse Sire dou Rues et de Trazegnies” had granted “à son oncle Ernoul dit dou Rues une rente…sur la terre de Rœux”, that “Jean Sire de Werchain, Sénéchal de Hainaut, chev. et Robert de Ligne, prévôt de l’église de Condé, oncles de Mikiuls Sire de Ligne et de Briffouel, chev.“ had claimed the revenue “sur la terre de Rœux” [presumably after the death of Arnaud de Rœux], that a further dispute had arisen between “Mad. Mahaut de Tuing Comtesse de Saulmeits à cause de son douaire” and “Jean de Los Sgr. d’Agimont et de Walehain et aussi Sgr. viager de Rœux”, and that it was now ordered that the revenue should in future be paid “audit Mikiuls de Ligne, à qui elle appartenoit[693]

 

 

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

 

JEAN [II] de Ligne, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Ligne & his wife --- (-5 Jan 1442, bur Ligne)His parentage is confirmed by letters dated Oct 1387 in which “Robert de Bethune Vicomte de Miaulx et Sires de Venduel Chevaliers” and “Iehans de Ligne Escuyers, qui avoient deux seurs espousées filles de...Iehan Seigneur de Barbenchon et...Yolens de Lens sa...compaigne” agreed the succession of “feu...Michel iadis Signeur de Ligne et...Alienor de Couchy Dame de Ligne et Vicontesse de Miaux”, which names “Wuillaume Signeur de Ligne son pere, oncle et hoir audit feu Monsigneur Michel[694]Seigneur de Ligne

m (before Oct 1387) EUSTACHIE de Barbançon, daughter of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Yolande van Gavre Dame de Lens.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by letters dated Oct 1387 in which “Robert de Bethune Vicomte de Miaulx et Sires de Venduel Chevaliers” and [her husband] “Iehans de Ligne Escuyers, qui avoient deux seurs espousées filles de...Iehan Seigneur de Barbenchon et...Yolens de Lens sa...compaigne” agreed the succession of “feu...Michel iadis Signeur de Ligne et...Alienor de Couchy Dame de Ligne et Vicontesse de Miaux[695].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified. 

Jean [II] & his wife had children: 

1.         MICHEL de Ligne (-4 Jan 1469, bur Gouy).  Seigneur de Ligne.  Seigneur de Barbançon, de La Buissière et de Maulde.  Maréchal de Hainaut.  m (1434) BONNE d’Abbeville Dame de Rely, daughter of EDMOND d’Abbeville Seigneur de Boubers & his wife Jeanne de Rely (-4 Jul 1472, bur Gouy).  Michel & his wife had children: 

a)         JEAN [III] de Ligne (-1491, bur Belœil)Seigneur de Ligne.  Seigneur de Roubais et de Maulde.  Maréchal de Hainaut.  m (1473) JACQUELINE de Croÿ, daughter of ANTOINE de Croÿ Comte de Porcien & his wife Marguerite de Lorraine (-1486, bur Belœil).  Jean [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ANTOINE de Ligne (-1532, bur Belœil)Baron de Ligne et de Belœil.  Comte de Fauquemberghe 1503.  Prince de Mortagne 1513.  m (1501) as her second husband, PHILIPPOTTE de Luxembourg Dame d’Audenghien, widow of ROBERT de Béthune, daughter of JACQUES de Luxembourg Seigneur de Fiennes et de Gavre & his wife Marie de Berlaimont Dame de Ville, de la Hamaide et de Vasières (-1525, bur Beloeil).  Antoine & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JACQUES de Ligne (-1552, bur Belœil).  Baron de Ligne.  Comte de Ligne [Reichsgraf] 1544. 

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b)         GUILLAUME de Ligne .  Seigneur et Baron de Barbançon. 

-        BARONS de BARBANÇON (LIGNE)

c)         JEANNE de Ligne (-13 Mar 1493, bur Lannoy)m JEAN Seigneur de Lannoy, son of ---. 

d)         SIBYLLE de Ligne (-after 29 Oct 1501).  The marriage contract between “Sibyllen van Ligne tweeste dochter heere Machiele van Ligne ridder, heere van Barbanchon, van Maulde op te Schelt ende van Bossuyt neven Wallecourt...met Janne van Ligne haeren broeder...” and “Jan van Hamel” is dated 12 Sep 1462[696].  Her testament is dated 29 Oct 1501[697]m (contract 12 Sep 1462) JEAN de Hamal Seigneur de Trazegnies et de Silly, son of ARNAUD de Hamal Seigneur de Trazegnies & his wife Maria van Arnemude (-after 2 May 1513). 

2.         JEANNE de Ligne )m as his first wife, JAKOB van Abcoude Heer van Abcoude, son of SWEDER [III] van Abcoude Heer van Gaesbeek & his wife Anna von Leiningen (-Feb 1459). 

3.         SIBYLLE de Ligne (-26 Jul 1468, bur Escornaix)Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[698].  An epitaph at Escornaix records “Arnould de Gavre chevalier seigneur d’Escornaix, de Dieudonné, de Faye” who died 11 Sep 1476 and “Sibille de Ligne, dame d’Escornaix, de Romagies et de Fayel” who died 26 Jul “1418” [error][699]m ARNAUD de Gavre Baron d’Escornaix, son of ARNAUD de Gavre Baron d’Escornaix & his wife Marie d’Aumont (-11 Sep 1476, bur Escornaix). 

4.         MARIE de Ligne m GILLES Seigneur de Berlaimont, son of ---. 

 

 

JACQUES de Ligne, son of ANTOINE Baron de Ligne, Comte de Fauquemberghe & his wife Philippotte de Luxembourg (-1552, bur Belœil).  Baron de Ligne.  Comte de Ligne [Reichsgraf] 1544. 

m firstly (The Hague 9 Sep 1527) MARIE van Wassenaar Vrouw van Wassenaar, Burggravin van Leiden, daughter of JAN Baron van Wassenaar & his wife Jossina van Egmond (-1544). 

m secondly JEANNE de Halluin, widow of PHILIPPE Seigneur de Beaufort en Artois, daughter of GEORGES Seigneur de Halluin & his wife Antoinette de Sainte-Aldégonde (-27 Dec 1557). 

Jacques & his first wife had children: 

1.         PHILIPPE de Ligne (-1583, bur Belœil)Comte de Lignem ([1561]) MARGUERITE de Lalaing Dame de Ville, daughter of PHILIPPE de Lalaing Graaf van Hoogstraten & his wife Anne de Rennebourg (-1598, bur Belœil).  Philippe & his wife had children: 

a)         LAMORAL de Ligne (-Brussels 5 Feb 1624)Comte de LigneEmperor Rudolf II created him Prince de Ligne (“Reichsfürst”) 1601.  m (contract 1 Feb 1584) ANNE MARIE de Melun Dame de Roubais, d’Antoing et de Cisoing, daughter of HUGUES de Melun Prince d’Epinoy & his wife Yolande de Barbançon.  Lamoral & his wife had children:

i)          FLORENT de Ligne (13 Aug 1588-17 Apr 1622, bur Antoing)Prince de Ligne

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ii)         YOLANDE de Ligne (-23 Aug 1611)m (contract 23/24 Oct 1599, 9 Jan 1600) as his first wife, CHARLES ALEXANDRE de Croÿ, son of CHARLES PHILIPPE de Croÿ Marquis de Havré & his wife Diane de Dompmartin Baronne de Fontenoy (21 Mar 1581-Brussels 5 Nov 1624, bur Notre-Dame-la-Chapelle).  He assumed the title Duc de Croÿ in 1612 after the death of his first cousin.  He succeeded his father in 1613 as Marquis de Havré. 

iii)        LAMBERTINE de Ligne (22 Jun 1593-14 Feb 1651, bur Spontin)m firstly PHILIBERT de la Baume Marquis de Saint-Martin, son of ANTOINE de la Baume Comte de Montrevel & his wife Nicole de Dommartin.  m secondly ([13 Aug 1613]) CHRISTOPH Graf zu Ostfriesland, son of EDZARD II Graf von Ostfriesland & his wife Katharina Pss of Sweden (1569-Luxembourg 19 Mar 1636).  m thirdly (contract Spontin 7 Feb 1640) the brother of her first husband, JEAN BAPTISTE de la Baume Marquis de Saint-Martin, son of ANTOINE de la Baume Comte de Montrevel & his wife Nicole de Dommartin.   

iv)        ERNESTINE YOLANDE de Ligne (2 Nov 1594-Brussels 4 Jan 1663, bur Brussels).  Dame de Renaix.  m (Brussels 13 Aug 1618) JOHANN Graf von Nassau-Siegen, son of JOHANN VII "der Mittelste" Graf von Nassau in Siegen und Freudenberg & his first wife Magdalena Gräfin von Waldeck (Schloß Dillenburg 29 Sep 1583-Renaix 27 Jul 1638, bur Brussels Jesuit Church)He succeeded his father in 1623 as JOHANN VIII "der Jüngste" Graf von Nassau-Siegen

b)         ANNE de Lignem (1590) ADRIEN de Gavre Comte de Beaurieu, son of CHARLES de Gavre Comte de Beaurieu & his wife Honorine dÉsclatière Dame d’Ayseau (-Jul 1614). 

 

 

FLORENT de Ligne, son of LAMORAL de Ligne Prince de Ligne & his wife Anne Marie de Melun Dame de Roubais, d’Antoing et de Cysoing (13 Aug 1588-17 Apr 1622, bur Antoing)Prince de Ligne.  Comte de Fauquemberghe.  Marquis de Roubaix.  Baron d’Antoing. 

m (19 Mar 1608) LOUISE de Lorraine Dame de Chaligny et de Moy, daughter of HENRI de Lorraine Comte de Chaligny, Marquis de Moy & his wife Claude de Moy (9 Feb 1595-Mons 1 Dec 1667). 

Florent & his wife had two children: 

1.         ALBERT HENRI de Ligne (-1 May 1641)Prince de Lignem (Brussels 27 Nov 1634) as her first husband, his first cousin, KLARA MARIA Gräfin von Nassau-Siegen, daughter of JOHANN VIII "der Jungste" Graf von Nassau-Siegen & his wife Ernestine Yolande de Ligne Dame de Renaix (Brussels 7 Oct 1621-château de Belœil 2 Sep 1695).  She married secondly (Antoing May 1643) her brother-in-law, Claude Lamoral Prince de Ligne

2.         CLAUDE LAMORAL de Ligne (-Madrid 21/22 Dec 1679, bur château de Belœil)Prince de Lignem (Antoing May 1643) as her second husband, his first cousin and sister-in-law, KLARA MARIA Gräfin von Nassau-Siegen, daughter of JOHANN VIII "der Jungste" Graf von Nassau-Siegen & his wife Ernestine Yolande de Ligne Dame de Renaix (Brussels 7 Oct 1621-château de Belœil 2 Sep 1695).  Claude Lamoral & his wife had children: 

a)         HENRI LOUIS ERNEST de Ligne (-8 Feb 1702).  Prince de Ligne.  m (Madrid Jan 1677) doña MARÍA JUANA de Aragon y Benavides, daughter of don LUIS FERNANDO RAMÓN Folch de Aragón y de Córdoba Duque de Cardona y de Segorbe & his second wife doña María Teresa de Benavides (-19 Jan 1691).  Henri Louis Ernest & his wife had children: 

i)          MARIE ANNE ANTOINETTE de Ligne (14 Jan 1680-27 Aug 1720).  m (29 Sep 1694) PHILIPPE EMMANUEL Comte et Prince de Hornes et d’Houtkerque, Comte de Baucigny, son of EUGENE MAXIMILIEN Comte et Prince de Hornes & his wife Marie-Jeanne de Croÿ-Solre (23 Nov 1661-14 Oct 1718). 

ii)         ANTOINE JOSEPH GHISLAIN de Ligne (10 May 1682-Belœil 10 Sep 1707).  Prince de Ligne.  Canon at Köln. 

iii)        CLAUDE LAMORAL de Ligne (7 Aug 1685-Belœil 7 Apr 1766).  Prince de Lignem (18 Mar 1721) ELISABETH ALEXANDRINE Gräfin von Salm, daughter of LUDWIG OTTO Fürst von Salm & his wife Albertine Pss von Nassau-Hadamar (20 Jul 1704-Brussels 27 Dec 1739, bur Belœil). 

-         PRINCES de LIGNE[700]

b)         CLAIRE LOUISE de Ligne (-1684).  m firstly (1 Apr 1664) RAMON de Portugal-Alencastro Duque d’Aveiro e da Torres-Nova, son of JORGE de Portugal-Alencastro Duque d’Aveiro & his second wife Ana María Manrique Cardenas Lara ([1626/27]-Guadix 5 Dec 1665).  m secondly ÍÑIGO Vélez-Ladrón de Guevara Conde de Oñate, son of --- (-5 Nov 1699). 

c)         PROCOPE HYACINTHE de Ligne (24/25 Dec 1659-Paris 31 Dec 1723, bur Dormans).  Marquis de Moy. 

-        MARQUIS de MOY[701]

d)         CHARLES JOSEPH PROCOPE de Ligne (Baudour, Hainaut 20 Aug 1661-Italy 23 Apr 1713).  Priince de Ligne.  Marques de Arronches, de iure uxorism dona MARIANNA LUIZA FRANCISCA de Sousa Tavares Mascarenhas e Silva Marquesa de Arronches, Condesa de Miranda do Corvo, Senhora de la casa de Sousa, daughter of DIEGO López de Sousa Conde de Miranda & his wife Margarita de Villena (-1715).  Charles Joseph Procope & his wife had children: 

i)          LOUISE ANTOINETTE CASIMIRE de Ligne [dona LUIZA ANTONIA de Sousa Nassau e Ligne] (Lisbon 9 Jun 1694-Lisbon 16 Mar 1729, bur Ribamar convent of Santa Caterina).  She succeeded her mother in 1715 as Condesa de Miranda do Corvo, Senhora de la casa de Sousa.  Created Duquesa de Sousa [ad personam] 2). Apr 1716.  Created Duquesa de Lafoes [ad personam] 22 Jun 1718, confirmed 7 Nov 1722 and 6 Apr 1723.  m (Lisbon 30 Jan 1715) Infante dom MIGUEL de Bragança, legitimated son of PEDRO II King of Portugal by his mistress Anne Marie Armande de Vergé (Lisbon 15 Oct 1699-drowned in the Tejo 13 Jan 1724, bur Ribamar convent of Santa Caterina).  Duque de Lafoes 1718, de iure uxoris, confirmed 28 Apr 1719. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES, de LEUZE et de CONDE

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES

 

 

Avesnes is today known as Avesnes-sur-Helpe which is located in the present-day French département of Nord, about 14 kilometres south of the Belgian border.  The medieval castle at Avesnes was constructed in the late 11th century.  Avesnes passed by marriage in the late 11th century to Fastre d’Oisy, avoué of Tournai, whose descendants held the castle until it passed by marriage in 1226 to Hugues Seigneur de Châtillon, who later succeeded as Comte de Saint-Pol in northern France. 

 

 

1.         WEDRICUS "Ad-barbam" .  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Wedricus cognomen Ad-barbam", specifying that his domain was "apud Fagetum" and that he constructed the castle of Avesnes[702]Seigneur d'Avesnesm ---.  The name of Wedricus's wife is not known.  Wedricus & his wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         THIERRY (-[1106]).  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Theodericus" as one of the sons of "Wedricus cognomen Ad-barbam"[703]Seigneur d'Avesnes.  Robert Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Cambrai Saint-Aubert “in villa de Keans” by charter dated 1102, in the presence of “Everardi de Tornaco, Theodorici de Avethuis...[704]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Theoderico Avesniensi" as husband of "Ada [filia Hilduini comitis]"[705].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that the "abbatia de Letiis" was restored by "Theodericum de Avesnis et Aldam uxoris eius"[706].  “Gossuini de Montibus, Theoderici de Avesnis, Theoderici de Aldenarda, [Segardi] de Ceocs, Manasse de Betunia, Fastredi, Walteri de Lens, Walcheri de Chirvia, Anselli de Ribodimonte...” subscribed a charter dated 1084 for the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[707]m as her third husband, ADA de Ramerupt, widow firstly of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Guise and secondly of GAUTHIER Seigneur d’Ath, daughter of HILDUIN [IV] de Montdidier et de Ramerupt Comte de Roucy & his wife Adelaide de Roucy (-bur Abbaye de Liessies).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "quartam…Hilduini comitis filiam Adam" as wife firstly of "Godefridus de Guisia" and secondly of "Galterum de Aat" and thirdly of "Theoderico de Avesnis"[708].  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Ada" as wife of "Theodericus"[709].  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Ada de Avesnis cognata" of "Ebalus filius [Petronillæ]"[710].  She and her third husband built the convent of Lessies, where she retired after his death and was buried[711]

b)         sons .  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Theodericus" as one of the sons of "Wedricus cognomen Ad-barbam"[712].  The number of Wedricus's other sons is not known. 

c)         [GERARD d’Avesnes (-killed in battle mid-1102).  Lord of St Abraham.  Albert of Aix records that "Gerhardum de præsidio Avennis" was sent as a gift to "duci christianissimo Iherusalem", after having been presumed killed at Assur, and was invested with "castello…ad sanctum Abraham", dated to 1099 from the context[713].  Albert of Aix names "…Gerhardus de Avennis…" among those killed in battle in a campaign led by Baudouin I King of Jerusalem, dated to mid-1102 from the context[714].  It is not known whether Gerard was one of the otherwise unnamed sons of Wedricus Seigneur d’Avesnes.] 

d)         IDA The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Idam, germanam Theoderic de Asvensis" as wife of "Fastredus"[715]m FASTRE [I] d'Oisy, son of --- (-before 1092).  Avoué de Tournai. 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES, de LEUZE et de CONDE (d'OISY)

 

 

FASTRE [I] d'Oisy, son of --- (-before 1092).  Avoué de Tournai. 

m IDA d'Avesnes, daughter of WEDRICUS d'Avesnes & his wife ---.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Idam, germanam Theoderic de Asvensis" as wife of "Fastredus"[716]

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

1.         GOSSUIN d'Oisy (-1127).  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Gosceguinus, filius domine Ida", specifying that he succeeded "avunculo suo Teoderico"[717]Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Condé et de Leuze.  "Gossuini de Montibus, Gossuini de Avesnis, Widonis de Cervia, Hugonis de Lens" subscribed the charter dated 1117 under which Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut donated property to the monastery of Saint-Denis[718]...Gossuinus Avesnensis et frater eius Isembardus...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Bouchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis near Mons[719]A charter dated to [1145] records commitments by the abbot of Anchin to the inhabitants of Avesnes and names "Gozewinus Avesnensis castri dominus [et] uxore sua Agnete…Walterus successor et nepos suus [et] uxore sua Ida et filio suo Teoderico"[720].  The Chronicon Lætiense records the death of "dominus Gozvinus" and his burial "ante hostium basilice sancte Marie"[721]m AGNES de Ribemont, daughter of ANSELM [II] de Ribemont & his wife Berthe ---.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Agnes" as daughter of "Anselmus de Ribodimonte", and names her son "Gossuino"[722]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Agne…filia Anselmi de Ribotmont" as wife of "Gosceguinus, filius domine Ida", specifying that they were childless, that he appointed his nephew Gauthier as his successor, and that Agnes became a nun after her husband's death[723]The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Agnetem…filiam Anselmi comitis de Ribodimonte" married "Goswinus de Oysiaco, castellanus Cameracensis" but was childless[724]

2.         [FASTRE [II] d'Oisy (-after 1111).  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Fastridus filius eius [=Fastredus]", and in a later passage specifies that he was "filius illius Ide" and "advocatus Tornacensis"[725]Another perspective on the parents of Gauthier [I] d’Oisy is provided by the late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis which records that "nepos suus ex sorore Walterus cognomina Plukellus" succeeded "Goswinus de Oysiaco, castellanus Cameracensis"[726].  It is not known which version might be correct.  Avoué of Tournai.]  m RICHILDE, daughter of ---.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Richilde" as wife of "Fastradus", without giving her origin, specifying that she became a nun at Tournai after her husband's death[727].  Her family origin has not been traced.  However, the [1205] Chronicle of Liessies abbey records that Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut was guardian of “trois Gillion, enfants nobles, dont les pères étaient morts...de Chimay...de Bousignies [Bouchain] et...de Trazegnies”, noting that the last named was claimed by “Gautier d’Avesnes avec lequel il était plus proche parent qu’avec le comte[728]The precise family relationship between Gilles [I] de Trazegnies and Gauthier [I] d’Oisy Seigneur d’Avesnes has not been ascertained: maybe it was through Gauthier’s mother.]  Fastre [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [I] d'Oisy (-1147).  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Galterum…germani sui [=Gosceguinus] Fastradi filium", specifying that his paternal uncle appointed him as his successor, and that he succeeded in "castrum Avesniense totamque pene regionem illam que dicitur Bracbantus"[729]The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "nepos suus ex sorore Walterus cognomina Plukellus" succeeded "Goswinus de Oysiaco, castellanus Cameracensis"[730]Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Condé et de Leuze 1127.  A charter dated to [1145] records commitments by the abbot of Anchin to the inhabitants of Avesnes and names "Gozewinus Avesnensis castri dominus [et] uxore sua Agnete…Walterus successor et nepos suus [et] uxore sua Ida et filio suo Teoderico"[731]m IDA [de Mortagne, daughter of EVERARD [I] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai, Seigneur de Mortagne & his wife Richilde de Hainaut].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Idam, filiam Everardi castellani Tornacensis" wife of "Gualterus"[732].  The chronology for her parentage as reported in the Liber is very tight.  Her paternal grandmother must have been born in [1107] at the earliest, while Ida apparently gave birth to ten children by her marriage, before her husband died in 1147.  It would make more sense if Ida was the sister, not daughter, of Everard [II], assuming that she was related to this family at all.  A charter dated to [1145] records commitments by the abbot of Anchin to the inhabitants of Avesnes and names "Gozewinus Avesnensis castri dominus [et] uxore sua Agnete…Walterus successor et nepos suus [et] uxore sua Ida et filio suo Teoderico"[733]Gauthier [I] & his wife had eight children: 

i)          THIERRY d'Oisy (-[before 1106]).  A charter dated to [1145] records commitments by the abbot of Anchin to the inhabitants of Avesnes and names "Gozewinus Avesnensis castri dominus [et] uxore sua Agnete…Walterus successor et nepos suus [et] uxore sua Ida et filio suo Teoderico"[734]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "filio suo [=Gualterus] Teoderico", specifying that he married "sororem Balduini comitis Montensis"[735].  Seigneur de Mortagne.  m --- de Hainaut, daughter of [BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut & his wife Ida de Louvain].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "filio suo [=Gualterus] Teoderico", specifying that he married "sororem Balduini comitis Montensis"[736].  The text does not specify which "Balduini comitis Montensis" is intended.  However, if Thierry's date of death is correct as shown above, it is likely that the marriage took place only shortly before this date.  If that is correct, then the text most probably refers to Count Baudouin III, who succeeded his father in 1098.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[737], Thierry's wife was Richildis, daughter of Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut, who later married Everard [II] Raoul Châtelain de Tournai.  However, this is chronologically impossible (assuming that Thierry did die before 1106) as Baudouin III's marriage is dated to [1107]. 

ii)         NICOLAS d'Oisy (-[1169/71]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Nicolaum, Yvonem, Fastradum et episcopum Everardum Tornacensem" as the sons of "Galterum de Avennis" & his wife Ida[738]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "altero filio suo [=Gualterus] Nicholao", specifying that he succeeded in "castrum Avesniense et Bracbantum"[739]Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Condé et de Leuze. 

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iii)        [IVES] d'Oisy .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Nicolaum, Yvonem, Fastradum et episcopum Everardum Tornacensem" as the sons of "Galterum de Avennis" & his wife Ida[740]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis records that "tercio vero filio advocationem Tornacensem [=Gualterus] tradidit", without naming him[741].  It is not known whether this is the "Yvonem" named by Alberic. 

iv)       EVERARD d'Oisy (-1190).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Nicolaum, Yvonem, Fastradum et episcopum Everardum Tornacensem" as the sons of "Galterum de Avennis" & his wife Ida[742]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "quarto [filio advocationem Tornacensem =Gualterus] Everardo, postea episcopo Tornacensi", specifying that he was archdeacon at Cambrai and Tournai[743].  Canon at Tournai 1145, archdeacon 1150.  Bishop of Tournai 1173.  "Evrardus…Tornacensis episcopus" confirmed the donation by "Johannes advocatus Cisonii" to Cysoing, in the presence of "fratrum meorum Nicolai…de Avesnis et Gossuini advocati Tornacensis", by charter dated to [1174/86], confirmed after the donor’s death by "domna Petronilla uxor eius soror mea et Petrus supradicti Johannis frater"[744].  The Continuatio Aquicinctina of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1190 of “Evrardus Tornacensis episcopus[745]

v)        PETRONILLE d'Oisy (-after 1174).  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis records "quatuor filias [advocationem Tornacensem =Gualterus]" who were married, but does not name them[746].  "Evrardus…Tornacensis episcopus" confirmed the donation by "Johannes advocatus Cisonii" to Cysoing, in the presence of "fratrum meorum Nicolai…de Avesnis et Gossuini advocati Tornacensis", by charter dated to [1174/86], confirmed after the donor’s death by "domna Petronilla uxor eius soror mea et Petrus supradicti Johannis frater"[747].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.   m firstly JAN [I] van Peteghem en Cysoing, son of --- (-before 1154).  m secondly (before 1154) ROGER de Landas, son of ---.

vi)       GOSSUIN d'Oisy .  "Evrardus…Tornacensis episcopus" confirmed the donation by "Johannes advocatus Cisonii" to Cysoing, in the presence of "fratrum meorum Nicolai…de Avesnis et Gossuini advocati Tornacensis", by charter dated to [1174/86], confirmed after the donor’s death by "domna Petronilla uxor eius soror mea et Petrus supradicti Johannis frater"[748]

vii)      FASTRE d'Oisy .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Nicolaum, Yvonem, Fastradum et episcopum Everardum Tornacensem" as the sons of "Galterum de Avennis" & his wife Ida[749]

viii)     three daughters.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis records "quatuor filias [advocationem Tornacensem =Gualterus]" who were married, but does not name them[750]

b)         SARA d'Oisy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m GOSSUIN, son of ---. 

c)         AELIS d'Oisy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m ARNOUL [III] Seigneur de la Hamaide

3.         ISEMBARD (-after 1117).  ...Gossuinus Avesnensis et frater eius Isembardus...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Bouchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis near Mons[751]

4.         daughter .  The Annales Cameracenses refer to the wife of "Elbodo [filius Evrardi de Watterlos [et] coniuge sua Disdelde]" as "Gossuini de Avesnes sororem, materteram Galteri Puluchat"[752]m ELBODO, son of EVRARD de Watterlos & his wife Disdelda ---. 

 

 

NICOLAS d'Oisy, son of GAUTHIER [I] d'Oisy & his wife Ade [Ide] de Mortagne (-[1169/71]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Nicolaum, Yvonem, Fastradum et episcopum Everardum Tornacensem" as the sons of "Galterum de Avennis" & his wife Ida[753]The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "altero filio suo [=Gualterus] Nicholao", specifying that he succeeded in "castrum Avesniense et Bracbantum"[754]The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filius eius Nicolaus Plukellus" succeeded "Walterus cognomina Plukellus"[755]Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Condé et de Leuze.  "Evrardus…Tornacensis episcopus" confirmed the donation by "Johannes advocatus Cisonii" to Cysoing, in the presence of "fratrum meorum Nicolai…de Avesnis et Gossuini advocati Tornacensis", by charter dated to [1174/86], confirmed after the donor’s death by "domna Petronilla uxor eius soror mea et Petrus supradicti Johannis frater"[756]

m (before 1150) as her second husband, MATHILDE de la Roche, widow of THIERRY [I] Seigneur de Walcourt, daughter of HENRI [I] de Namur Comte de la Roche & his wife Mathilde de Limbourg.  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Mathildis" as daughter of "Henricum comitem de Rupe", specifying that she was mother of "Iacobum Avesnensem"[757].  The Chronicon Hanonense of Baudouin d’Avesnes names "Mehaut" as daughter of "Henri…quens de Durbuis", her first husband "signour de Wallecourt Weri de Walecourt" and her second husband "Nicholas d'Avesnes"[758]The Chronicon Hanoniense of Giselbert names "Mathildem filiam Henrici comitis de Roche in Ardenna" as wife of "Nicholaus filius [Walteri…de Avethnes]", adding that she obtained “comitatum de Rocha et advocatias Stabulacensis ecclesia” from the comte de Namur and the emperor[759].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Fredericus archidyaconus Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis, qui postea factus archiepiscopus de Tyre, et soror eius Mathildis" as children of "Albertus de Rupe", specifying that Mathilde married firstly "Theoderico de Walecurt" by whom she was mother of "Werricum de Rupeforti et matrem Theoderici de Hufalize, cuius filius Henricus de Hufalize", and secondly "Nicolao de Avenes"[760].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filius eius Nicolaus Plukellus" married "Machtildem filiam Henrici comitis de Rupe in Ardenna", whose first husband was "domini de Walecourt"[761]

Nicolas & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         JACQUES d'Avesnes ([1150]-killed in battle Arsuf, Palestine 7 Sep 1191).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Iacobum Avesnensem" as son of "Mathildis [filiam Henricum comitem de Rupe]"[762]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Iacobum et Idam castellanam Sancti Audemari" as children of "Nicolao de Avenes" & his wife[763].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iacobum" as son of "Nicholaus filius [Walteri…de Avethnes]" & his wife[764].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Jacobum et Fastradum" as the two sons of "Nicolaus Plukellus"[765].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Gislebert names "Widrico de Walecourt" as brother of "Iacobus…de Avethnis", when recording that the latter claimed “comitatu de Roka” for the former and for himself[766]Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Leuze et de Condé.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "Iacobus de Avethnis, Egidius de Sancto Oberto, Rasso de Gaura" among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut at the siege of "castrum Bretenghes" [Brettingen] in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172 in a later passage[767]Seigneur de Guise, by right of his wife: Elbert Jacob seigneur de Guise et Lesquielles et Adeline sa femme” recognised the freedoms of the forest adjacent to the monastery of Eparcy by charter dated 1174[768]The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Nicolaus dominus de Rumigniaco” settled disputes with the church of Bucilly in 1181, with the agreement of “Hugo frater ipsius Nicolai”, and with “dominus Jacobus de Guisia, dominus Raynaldus de Roseto et dominus Nicolaus de Barbenchon” as guarantors[769].  "The bravest knight in Flanders", he left on crusade in [Sep] 1189[770].  He arrived off Acre in [Nov] 1189 and took part in the siege of the town[771].  He was killed in battle fighting Saladin with Richard I King of England[772]The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iacobus de Avethnia" among those who died in Palestine in [1191][773].  The Chronicle of Ernoul records that "Jakemes d'Avesnes li bons chevaliers" was killed fighting the Muslims at Arsuf[774].  The Annales Aquicinctini record that "Iacobus de Avesnis" was killed by Saracens in 1192[775].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Id Sep" of "domnus Jacobus de Avenes"[776]m ([1163/68]) ADELINE de Guise, daughter of BOUCHARD Seigneur de Guise & his wife --- (-after 1200).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Adelviam Buchardi de Guisa filiam" as wife of "Iacobum [filium Nicholai…de Avethnes]"[777].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" married "Adeluyam unicam filiam Bouchardi domini de Guisia"[778]The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Adeluya domina Guisiæ” donated property to Bucilly in 1196 for the soul of “mariti sui Jacobi de Avenis”, with the consent of “Gualteri filii sui cæterorum liberorum suorum[779]Jacobus dominus de Landreceis filius magni Jacobi domini de Avesnis et de Guisia” granted freedoms to the town of Landrecies, with the consent of “Addelinæ matris meæ et domini fratris mei Walteri de Avesnis et Nicolai de Etroeungt”, by charter dated 1200[780]Jacques & his wife had eight children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [II] d'Avesnes (-11 Jul [1243/46])The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galtherus [que] factus est comes Blesensis et…quatuor sorores comitissæ" as children of "Iacobo [filii Nicolao de Avenes]"[781].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Walterum, Bouchardum, Jacobum et Guidonem" as the four sons of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife[782]Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Guise, de Condé, de Leuze, de Landrechies et de Trélon.  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Adeluya domina Guisiæ” donated property to Bucilly in 1196 for the soul of “mariti sui Jacobi de Avenis”, with the consent of “Gualteri filii sui cæterorum liberorum suorum[783]Comte de Blois, in right of his wife.  The necrology of La Cour-Dieu records the death “V Id Jul” of “Galterius de Avernis[784]m (after 1200) as her third husband, MARGUERITE Ctss de Blois, widow firstly of HUGUES [III] d'Oisy Châtelain de Cambrai and secondly of OTTO von Staufen Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, daughter of THIBAUT IV Comte de Blois & his second wife Alix de France ([1170]-12 Jul 1230).  "…Filiis quoque et filiabus meis Theobaldo et Ludovico atque Henrico, Margarita et Ysabella" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus Blesensis comes, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1183[785].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records "la fille dou conte Thibaut de Blois" being the wife of "Otes dus de Borgoigne"[786].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "dominus Galterus filius [Jacobi] primogeniti" married "Margareta comitatus Blesensis hærede"[787].  "Margareta uxor Galterii de Averna comitissa palatina Burgundie" confirm an agreement between "Willelmum militem de Monasteriis" and Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated [Jun/Aug] 1208 which also names "Hugo de Oysi filius Symonis vicecomitis, olim maritus meus"[788].  “Guido de Dampetra...et Ioannis nepotis mei de monte Mirelli” notified that Blanche comtesse de Champagne was guarantor for “Hellium de Waurino et matrem eius” for “maritagio uxoris suæ...post decessum...Margaretæ uxoris Galteri de Auesnis” by charter dated Nov 1211[789].  The necrology of the abbey of Vauduisant records the death "IV Id Jul" of "comitisse Blesensis Marguerite"[790].  The necrology of La Cour-Dieu records the death “IV Id Jul” of “comitissa Blesensis[791].  Gauthier [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          MARIE d'Avesnes (-after 12 Apr 1241)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "unicam…filiam Mariam" as child of "dominus Galterus filius [Jacobi] primogeniti" and his wife, adding that she married "comiti Sancti-Pauli Hugoni"[792]She succeeded her mother in 1231 as Ctss de Blois.  Dame d'Avesnes, de Guise, de Leuze, de Landrechies et de Trélon.  The testament of Maria comitissa Blesis et Sancti Pauli” is dated 12 Apr 1241 and names “dominus meus Hugo de Castellione comes Sancti Pauli et Blesis et…matertera mea Ysabellis comitissa Carnotensis…Richardo de Bellomonte et…consanguinea mea Matildi uxore sua[793]m (Apr 1226) as his second wife, HUGUES Seigneur de Châtillon, son of GAUCHER [III] Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Elisabeth Ctss de Saint-Pol (before 1196-9 Apr 1248).  He succeeded in 1240 as Comte de Saint-Pol

ii)         ISABELLE d'Avesnes .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m JEAN Seigneur d'Oisy et de Montreuil, son of ---.

iii)        THIBAUT d'Avesnes (-young).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

b)         BOUCHARD d'Avesnes ([1180]-1244, bur Clairefontaine)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Walterum, Bouchardum, Jacobum et Guidonem" as the four sons of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife[794]The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names "Buchardi Avenennsis" as brother of "Galteri comitis Blesensis", specifying that he married "Margareta"[795]Seigneur d’Etroen.  Bailli de Hainaut.  Canon of Saint Pierre at Lille.   

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c)         JACQUES d'Avesnes (-after 1200).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Walterum, Bouchardum, Jacobum et Guidonem" as the four sons of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife[796].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iacobus filius Iacobi, frater Gualteri de Avenis"[797]Seigneur de Landrecies.  Jacobus dominus de Landreceis filius magni Jacobi domini de Avesnis et de Guisia” granted freedoms to the town of Landrecies, with the consent of “Addelinæ matris meæ et domini fratris mei Walteri de Avesnis et Nicolai de Etroeungt”, by charter dated 1200[798]m (after 1200) --- de Créquy, daughter of BAUDOUIN de Créquy & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.    

d)         GUY d'Avesnes (-1219).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Walterum, Bouchardum, Jacobum et Guidonem" as the four sons of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife[799]1173/1207.  Knight.  

e)         MATHILDE d'Avesnes ([1170]-5 Nov, 1237 or after)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "primogenita" married "comiti de Cisneio" and (incorrectly) as her second husband "domino Nicolao de Rumengni"[800].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to one of the daughters of "Iacobum [filium Nicholai…de Avethnes]" &  his wife as wife of "Nicholao…Nicholay de Ruminio et Damison de Cirvia filio" but does not name her[801].  “Ludovicus comes de Chisnei” reached agreement with Orval concerning “prato ante Yvodium”, with the consent of “uxor mea Mathildis...cum filiabus meis Johenne et Agnes”, by charter dated Jul 1212[802].  “Henricus comes Barri” attested that “consanguineus meus Ludovicus comes de Chisney in magna infirmitate...apud Chaors” donated property “in molendino de Thonele” to Orval by testament before he died, with the consent of “M. uxor sua comitissa et Johanna primogenita sua”, by charter dated Nov 1226[803]...Comitissa de Chinniaco, soror domini Bouchardi de Avenis et filie eius...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[804]Mathildis domina de Rumegny” donated “duo diurnalia vinearum apud Ars” to Orval, with the consent of “abbas Aureævallis et soror mea de Rosoir”, by charter dated Jul 1237[805].  The necrology of Orval records the death “Non Nov” of “Matildis comitissa de Chiny uxor Ludovici junioris” and her donation of “molendinum de Tonelle et...prati ante Ivodium[806]m firstly [as his second wife,] NICOLAS [IV] Seigneur de Rumigny, son of NICOLAS [III] Seigneur de Rumigny & his wife Eva de Chièvres ([1150/55]-19/20 Feb 1205).  m secondly (after Feb 1205) LOUIS [IV] Comte de Chiny, son of LOUIS [III] Comte de Chiny & his wife Sophie --- (after 1173-[17 Jan/Nov] 1226). 

f)          ALIX d'Avesnes (-after Jul 1237)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "Aelidis secunda filia" married "domino Rogero de Rosoy" by whom she had one son and four daughters and naming their descendants[807].  Her marriage is dated by the following document: “Roger de Rozoy” renounced claims over revenue in favour of Signy “pour après la mort de sa femme Alix” by charter dated 1212[808]...A. domina de Roseta et Rogerus filius eius...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[809]Mathildis domina de Rumegny” donated “duo diurnalia vinearum apud Ars” to Orval, with the consent of “abbas Aureævallis et soror mea de Rosoir”, by charter dated Jul 1237[810]m (before 1212) ROGER Seigneur de Rozoy, son of RENAUD Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Juliane de Rumigny (-before Jan 1235). 

g)         ADELAIDE d'Avesnes (-[before 1204])The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "tertia…filia…Adeluya" married "domino de Enghien Engelberto" by whom she had one son and two daughters and naming their descendants[811]m [as his first wife,] ENGELBERT [III] Seigneur d'Enghien, son of ENGELBERT [II] d’Enghien & his wife Elisabeth de Trazegnies (-after Nov 1242). 

h)         ADE d'Avesnes (-after 13 Aug 1249)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that she married "comiti de Grandi-prato"[812]The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes takes a different view of the parentage of the wife of Raoul Comte de Soissons, recording that "la seconde fille monseignour Raoul de Couci" married "monseigneur Raoul conte de Rousci" who died childless, and secondly "le conte Henri de Grantpre" by whom she had a daughter who married “au conte Raoul de Soissons[813]Dame de Hans.  The Feoda Campanie dated [after 1234] includes “...comitissa Suessionensis domina de Hans…feodum apud Minor(cort) apud Ve(rgig)ni apud Ver[z]lius et apud Lemezicort…[814].  “Ada domina de Hans, quondam comitissa Suessionensis” acknowledged the homage given by her to “Theobaldo regi Navarræ et comiti Campaniæ" by charter dated Dec 1238[815]Ada dame de Hans notified Thibaut Comte de Bar that “Helvis de Barbançon sa bru” had received as dower “la moitié de la terre de Hans et de la maison qui fut le peire mon fils” by charter dated 13 Aug 1249[816]m firstly as his second wife, HENRI [III] Comte de Grandpre, son of HENRI [II] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Luitgard de Luxembourg (-1211).  m secondly ([1211/15]]) as his third wife, RAOUL de Nesle Comte de Soissons, son of RAOUL Seigneur de Nesle, Châtelain de Bruges & his wife Gertrude de Montaigu (-4 Jan 1235). 

2.         IDA d'Avesnes (-[1205])The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Iacobum et Idam castellanam Sancti Audemari" as children of "Nicolao de Avenes" & his wife[817].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the daughter of "Nicholaus filius [Walteri…de Avethnes]" & his wife as "Willelmo…castellano Sancti Audomari maritatam"[818].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Nicolaus Plukellus…filiam…Ydam" married "castellano Sancti Audomaro Wilelmo"[819]The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.  I[da] castellana sancto Audomaro” granted property “de Pittekam” to “Johanni de Ypros clerico meo”, with the consent of “Willelmi filii mei castellani et Jacobi fratris eius atque Willelmi filii mei minoris, successoris mei”, by charter dated 1194[820]m firstly ENGUERRAND Comte de Saint Pol, son of HUGUES [III] "Candavène" Comte de Saint-Pol & his [first wife ---/second wife Marguerite de Clermont] (-1170).  m secondly (before 1171) as his first wife, GUILLAUME [IV] Châtelain de Saint Omer Seigneur de Fauquemberques, son of GUILLAUME [III] Châtelain de Saint-Omer & his wife Mathilde --- (-[Acre] [1181/92]). 

3.         FASTRE d'AvesnesThe late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Jacobum et Fastradum" as the two sons of "Nicolaus Plukellus"[821]Avoué of La Flamengerie.  m ---.  The name of Fastre's wife is not known.  Fastre & his wife had three children: 

a)         NICOLAS d'AvesnesThe late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Jacobo de Avesnes…fratre suo…[advocatum] de Flammengeria" had two sons and one daughter, naming "primogenitus dominus Nicolaus"[822]Avoué of La Flamengerie. m --- de Walaincourt, daughter of ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Jacobo de Avesnes…fratre suo…[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus" married "sorore Balduini Buridan domini de Walaincourt"[823]Nicolas & his wife had one child: 

i)          FASTRE d'AvesnesThe late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Fastradi secundi" as oldest son of "[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus"[824]Avoué of La Flamengerie.  m --- de Rume, daughter of ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus" married "sorore domini Karonis de Rume"[825].  Fastre & his wife had three children: 

(a)       son .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus" and his wife had one son who died young[826]

(b)       JOIE .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Yoia" as older daughter of the oldest son of “Fastradi secundi" and his wife, adding that she married "domino Egidio de Barlainmont" and listing their descendants, another passage recording that "Balduinus…Fastradi frater" married "matrem domini Egidii de Barlainmont, qui duxit neptem eius, filiam domini Fastradi fratris eius"[827]m GILLES [IV] Seigneur de Berlaimont, son of GILLES [III] de Saint-Aubert Seigneur de Berlaimont & his wife Helvide de Hainaut. 

(c)       ADELAIDE .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Aelidis" as second daughter of "Fastradi secundi", adding that she married "domino Arnulpho de la Hamaide" and listing their descendants[828]m ARNOUL de la Hamaide, son of ---. 

ii)         BAUDOUIN (-after 1233).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Balduinus…Fastradi frater"[829]m as her second husband, HELVIDE de Hainaut, widow of GILLES [III] de Saint-Aubert Seigneur de Berlaimont, daughter of GUILLAUME de Hainaut Seigneur de Thy-le-Château & his wife Helvide de Saint-Saulve.  Her parentage and two marriages are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[830], but the primary sources on which this information is based have not been identified.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Balduinus…Fastradi frater" married "matrem domini Egidii de Barlainmont, qui duxit neptem eius, filiam domini Fastradi fratris eius", and names their descendants[831]

iii)        three sons .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Jacobo de Avesnes…fratre suo…[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus" and his wife had five sons and numerous daughters[832]

iv)       daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Jacobo de Avesnes…fratre suo…[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus" and his wife had five sons and numerous daughters, one of whom married "domino Almerico d’Aute-ville" by whom she had two daughters (whose descendants are named)[833]m AIMERY de Hauteville, son of ---. 

v)        daughters .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Jacobo de Avesnes…fratre suo…[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus" and his wife had five sons and numerous daughters[834]

b)         JACQUES d'Avesnes The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "alius…frater domini Nicolai de Flammengeria, filii domini Fastradi" was "clericus et…episcopus Tornacensis"[835]Bishop of Tournai

c)         daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Jacobo de Avesnes…fratre suo…[advocatum] de Flammengeria" had two sons and one daughter[836]

4.         daughter.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m --- de Popinelle, son of ---. 

5.         [RADULPH .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1174.] 

 

 

BOUCHARD d'Avesnes, son of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Leuze et de Condé & his wife Adeline de Guise ([1180]-1244, bur Clairefontaine).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names "Buchardi Avenennsis" as brother of "Galteri comitis Blesensis", specifying that he married "Margareta"[837]Seigneur d’Etroen.  Bailli de Hainaut.  Canon of Saint Pierre at Lille.  After his marriage, which was arranged by Philippe II King of France, he demanded a share of his late father-in-law's inheritance.  After his sister-in-law Jeanne Ctss of Flanders complained to Pope Innocent III, the marriage was annulled by the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 on the basis that Bouchard had previously taken holy orders.  The couple remained together until Bouchard was captured by his sister-in-law in 1219.  He was released two years later on condition that he separated from his wife[838]

m (before 23 Jul 1212, annulled 1215, separated [1221]) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Flandres, daughter of BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders [BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut] & his wife Marie de Champagne (2 Jun 1202-10 Feb 1280).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names (in order) "Iohannam et Margaretam" as the two daughters of "Balduinus"[839]The Chronica Monasterii Sancti Bertini records that "secunda filia Margareta" was born after her parents left on their travels[840].  On the other hand, according to Villehardouin Comtesse Marie stayed behind when her husband left on Crusade, gave birth, and afterwards left for Acre where she died[841]After her father's death, she was sent to Paris with her sister on the orders of Philippe II King of France[842].  Matthew of Paris names Bouchard as first husband of Marguerite in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[843].  Her first marriage was arranged by King Philippe II, her husband being a noble from Hainaut whose family had long supported French interests.  Her first husband demanded a share of his late father-in-law's inheritance and, after complaining to Pope Innocent III, the marriage was annulled by the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 as Bouchard d'Avesnes had previously taken holy orders.  The couple remained together until Bouchard was captured by his sister-in-law Ctss Jeanne in 1219.  He was released two years later on condition he separate from his wife[844]Pope Gregory IX declared the marriage invalid 31 Mar 1237 and the children illegitimate[845]She married secondly ([18 Aug/15 Nov] 1223) Guillaume [II] Seigneur de DampierreThe Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon records the marriage of "Marghareta" and "Willelmo de Dampetra"[846]Matthew of Paris names Guillaume as second husband of Marguerite in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[847]The Annales Blandinienses record the succession in 1244 of "Margareta soror eius [=Iohanna comitissa}"[848]She succeeded her sister in 1244 as MARGUERITE II Ctss of Flanders and Ctss de Hainaut, both her husbands having died.  Her children by her first marriage claimed their inheritance, but Louis IX King of France ruled in 1246 that Hainaut should be given to the Avesnes children and Flanders to the Dampierre children[849].  She abdicated 29 Dec 1278 in favour of her son Guy de Dampierre.  The Necrologio Sanctæ Waldetrudis records the death "IV Id Feb" of "Margarete Flandrie et Hanonie…comitisse"[850]

Bouchard d'Avesnes & his wife had three children:

1.         BAUDOUIN d'Avesnes (-before 1219).  Matthew of Paris mentions the "two other children" of his parents, when recording the parentage of his brother Jean, but does not give their names[851].  The primary source which confirms his name has not yet been identified. 

2.         JEAN d'Avesnes (Apr 1218-24 Dec 1257, bur Valenciennes).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names "Iohannem et Balduinem" as the two sons of "Buchardi Avenennsis [et] Margaretæ"[852]His parentage is recorded by Matthew of Paris in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[853].  He succeeded in 1246 as JEAN I Comte de Hainaut.    

-        COMTES de HAINAUT

3.         BAUDOUIN d'Avesnes (Sep 1219-10 Apr 1295).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names "Iohannem et Balduinem" as the two sons of "Buchardi Avenennsis [et] Margaretæ"[854].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iohannem et Balduinem" as the two sons of "Margaretam comitisse Flandrie quem Burchardus clericus de Avennis rapuerat"[855]Matthew of Paris mentions the "two other children" of his parents, when recording the parentage of his brother Jean, but does not give their names[856]His date of birth is indicated by the charter dated Jan [1234/35] under which Louis IX King of France records that “Balduinus, frater eius [Johannes]…Buchardi postnatus” was 15 years old “mense septembri nuper preterito[857]He and his brother were brought up in France after his parents separated, considered illegitimate because of the Papal annulment of their marriage[858].  Seigneur de Beaumont.  He and his brother were legitimated by the Pope in 1251, on the request of his mother[859]The Necrologio Sanctæ Waldetrudis records the death "IV Id Apr" of "domini Balduini de Avesnes militis"[860].  “Balduinus de Avesnis dominus de Bellomonte et Felicitas eius uxor nec non et Johannes eorum filius unicus” founded a position at the hospital of Beaumont to serve “l’église du béguignage” by charter dated Jan 1281[861]m firstly ([1239/40]) ---, daughter of SARONIUS of Kujavia & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly FELICITE de Coucy, daughter of THOMAS de Coucy Seigneur de Vervins & his wife Mathilde de Rethel (-1307).  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "secunda…Felicitas", daughter of "Thomas dominus de Veruin ex Mathilde primogenita filia comitis de Retest", married "domino Balduino de Avesnes domino de Bellomonte"[862]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Jul 1257 by which "Baudouin d’Avesnes sire de Beaumont" consented to "son oncle Gaucher comte de Rethel" receiving the homage of "son frère Thomas de Coucy sire de Vervins"[863].  “Balduinus de Avesnis dominus de Bellomonte et Felicitas eius uxor nec non et Johannes eorum filius unicus” founded a position at the hospital of Beaumont to serve “l’église du béguignage” by charter dated Jan 1281[864].  “Felicitas uxor quondam...domini Balduini de Avesnis domini de Bellomonte” appointed “dominum Henricum de Pontibus” to the position at the hospital of Beaumont to serve “l’église du béguignage” by charter dated 26 Dec 1306[865]Baudouin & his second wife had two children:

a)         JEAN d'Avesnes (-18 Feb 1283).  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes names "Ioannes" as the son of "domino Balduino de Avesnes domino de Bellomonte" and his wife[866].  “Balduinus de Avesnis dominus de Bellomonte et Felicitas eius uxor nec non et Johannes eorum filius unicus” founded a position at the hospital of Beaumont to serve “l’église du béguignage” by charter dated Jan 1281[867]Seigneur de Beaumont.  m as her third husband, AGNES de Valence dame de Danfalize, widow firstly of MAURICE Fitzgerald Baron of Offaly and secondly of HUGH Balliol Baron of Bywell, daughter of GUILLAUME de Lusignan dit de Valence & his wife Joan Munchensy (-after 7 Oct 1277).  An order dated 10 Apr 1275 relates to payments to "Agnes de Valence the K’s cousin" out of the estate of "Maurice Fitz Gerald her late husband"[868].  A writ after the death of "Hugh de Balliolo", dated "10 Apr 55 Hen III", assigns her dower to "Agnes de Valentia, the king’s niece, late the wife of the said Hugh"[869]The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Ioannes", son of "domino Balduino de Avesnes domino de Bellomonte" and his wife, married "Agnete filia domini Guillelmi de Valentia fratris regis Angliæ Henrici ex parte matris"[870].  An order dated 7 Oct 1277 relates to attorneys appointed by "John de Aveynes and Agnes his wife" relating to affairs in Ireland[871].  Dame de Danfalize.  Jean & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          JEAN d'Avesnes (-1297).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

ii)         BAUDOUIN d'Avesnes (-1299).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Beaumont.

iii)        FELICITE d'Avesnes (-1282).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

iv)       [JEANNE d'Avesnes .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Flines 1301.] 

b)         BEATRICE d'Avesnes (-Abbaye de Beaumont, Valenciennes 25 Feb 1321, bur Abbaye de Beaumont).  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "filia…Beatrix", daughter of "domino Balduino de Avesnes domino de Bellomonte" and his wife, married "Henrico de Rupe primogenito comitis Lucelburgensis Henrici, ex sorore comitis Henrici Barrensis"[872]The Gesta Baldewini de Luczenburch names "Domina Beatrice de Bellomonte in Hannonia" as wife of "Henrico Comite Luczelinburgensi"[873].  She was heiress of the seigneuries of Dourlers and Consorres[874].  She was regent of Luxembourg 1288-1295, during the minority of her son, after which she retired to Valenciennes[875]m (1261) HENRI de Luxembourg, son of HENRI V Comte de Luxembourg & his wife Marguerite de Bar ([1250]-killed in battle Worringen 5 Jun 1288).  He succeeded in 1281 as HENRI VI Comte de Luxembourg

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BERLAIMONT

 

 

Berlaimont was located in the south of the medieval county of Hainaut and in the present day is situated in the French département of Nord, arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe, just south of the Belgian border.  Corroborated information on the seigneurie from the period before the 12th century has not been located.  After the early 13th century, Berlaimont was inherited by the descendants of Gilles de Saint-Aubert, son of Mathilde de Berlaimont who was the daughter and heiress of Gilles de Chin. 

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER de Chin [de Berlaimont] (-[1133/37]).  "...Gonterus de Cin..." witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Burchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis en Broqueroie by Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut[876]Saint-Génois says that “j’ai vu dans les archives de l’abbaye de St-Ghislain que Gautier de Berlaimont et Gilles de Chin son fils” donated property at Wasmes to Ghislenghien abbey in 1133, a donation which was confirmed “cinquante ans après par le Pape Luce III[877].  It is supposed that Gauthier died before his son as no other reference to him has been found.  m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had one child: 

a)         GILLES de Chin (-killed in battle [Roullecourt] [1137], bur Ghislenghien)Saint-Génois says that “j’ai vu dans les archives de l’abbaye de St-Ghislain que Gautier de Berlaimont et Gilles de Chin son fils” donated property at Wasmes to Ghislenghien in 1133, a donation which was confirmed “cinquante ans après par le Pape Luce III[878]Gilles de Chin was the hero of a 15th century epic poem written by Gautier de Tournay[879]The Chronicon Hanoniense records "Egidius de Cin" as "omnium militum in hoc seculo viventium probissimus in armia dictus est" [“said to be the most skilled in arms of all knights living in that century”], adding that he held “castrum Cirviam” from “uxoris sue Damison de Cirvia”, was “comitis Hanoniensis commilito”, was killed in the war between “comes Namurcensis” and “duce Lovaniensi”, and was buried “apud Sanctum Gislenum[880].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Egidius de Cin, Gossuinus de Montibus, Eustacius senior de Ruez, Hoelus de Kauren, Ludovicus et Karolus fratres de Frasne, Theodericus de Linea, Iwanus de Waldripont, Henricus et Willelmus fratres de Braina, Robertus de Aisunvilla, Ysaac castellanus Montensis, Willelmus de Birbais" as "comitis [Balduini] [Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut], Balduinis et Iolendis comitisse filii, commilitones et consiliarii"[881].  The first place in the list accorded to Gilles de Chin reflects his importance at the court of Hainaut.  [Seigneur de Berlaimont.]  An inscription on his mausoleum records the death “occy a Roullecourt 1137” of “messire Gielles de Chin chambellan de Haynnau, sr de Berlaymont aussi de Chievres et de Sars de par sa femme dame Idon”, adding that he “tua un dragon qui faisoit grand degast au terroir de Wasmes[882]m as her first husband, EVA de Chièvres, daughter of GUY de Chièvres & his wife Ida --- (-after her third husband).  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Ghislenghien, including the donation of “unum mansum in Bovingis” made by "Domina Æva quæ cognominatur Domoisuns" for the soul of "viri sui Ægidii", by charter dated 1143[883].  She married secondly Raso [IV] van GavreDomina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Ghislenghien (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated , signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[884].  She married thirdly Nicolas [III] de Rumigny Seigneur de Florennes et de RumignyThe Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the wife of "Nicholaus [qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" as "Damison de Cirvia"[885].  Gilles & his wife had one child: 

i)          MATHILDE de Berlaimont .  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that, after the death of his first wife, "Egidius [de Sancto Oberto]" married "Mathildem de Berlainmont, Egidii de Cin et Damison de Cirvia filiam, que Mathildis ex parte patris sui hereditaria Berlainmont et summam Hanoniensis curie camerariam tenuit"[886]m as his second wife, GILLES [II] de Saint-Aubert, son of GERARD [II] de Saint-Aubert dit Maufilastre & his wife Ermengarde d’Oisy (-after 1173, maybe after Jun 1184). 

 

 

GILLES [III] de Saint-Aubert [de Berlaimont], son of GILLES [II] de Saint-Aubert & his second wife Mathilde de Berlaimont (-[Aug 1218/Mar 1224]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Egidius de Sancto Oberto" and “Mathildis uxoris sue” had “filium...Egidium[887].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "miles...Egidius de Sancto Oberto in castro suo Businiis egrotavit", was in his illness visited by “dominus suus Balduinus comes Hanoniensis” from whom he held “castrum suum Businiis” with the consent of “primi filii sui Gerardi, quem de prima uxore sua Berta...ipsius comitis amita” and “secundo filio suo Egidio quem de secunda uxore Matilde de Berlenmont habebat[888].  “...Egidius de Berlenmont...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[889]Seigneur de Berlaimont.  A manuscript dated to 1210 records that "dominus Berlemontis" became “camerarius in toto comitatu Hainoie, tam in dominatione Montensi quam in dominatione Valencenensi et in Ostrevanensi”, and was succeeded as camerarius by “heres Amandi camerarii[890].  “Egidius de Busegnies” confirmed donations to Saint-Aubert made by “domino et fratre meo Gerardo de S. Auberto” by charter dated Jul 1217[891].  Jean Bishop of Cambrai noted that “consanguineus noster...Egidius dominus de Berlemont et Helvidis uxor sua” donated property “ad le Mote” to Femy by charter dated Aug 1218[892].  The precise family relationship between Jean de Béthune Bishop of Cambrai and Gilles Seigneur de Berlaimont has not been ascertained. 

m as her first husband, HELVIDE de Hainaut, daughter of GUILLAUME de Hainaut Seigneur de Thy-le-Château & his wife Helvide de Saint-Saulve (-after Mar 1224).  Jean Bishop of Cambrai noted that “consanguineus noster...Egidius dominus de Berlemont et Helvidis uxor sua” donated property “ad le Mote” to Femy by charter dated Aug 1218[893].  Her parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[894], but the primary source on which this information is based have not been identified.  “Heluidis de Bierlainmont domina” notified that “Wautier chevalier de Biaussart” had donated property to Hautmont, for the souls of “...Gilles mari de dame Héloïse”, by charter dated Mar 1223 (O.S.)[895].  She married secondly Baudouin d'Avesnes Seigneur de la Flamengerie.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Balduinus…Fastradi frater" married "matrem domini Egidii de Barlainmont, qui duxit neptem eius, filiam domini Fastradi fratris eius", and names their descendants[896]

Gilles [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GILLES [IV] de Berlaimont .  His parentage is confirmed by the late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis which records the marriage of [his mother] "matrem domini Egidii de Barlainmont, qui duxit neptem eius, filiam domini Fastradi fratris eius" to "Balduinus…Fastradi frater", as well as his own marriage[897]m JOIE d’Avesnes, daughter of FASTRE d’Avesnes & his wife --- de Rume.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Yoia" as older daughter of the oldest son of “Fastradi secundi" and his wife, adding that she married "domino Egidio de Barlainmont" and listing their descendants, another passage recording that "Balduinus…Fastradi frater" married "matrem domini Egidii de Barlainmont, qui duxit neptem eius, filiam domini Fastradi fratris eius"[898].  Gilles & his wife had four children: 

a)         GILLES [V] de Berlaimont [de Chin] (-after Mar 1255).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Egidium et Joannem et totidem filias" as the children of "domino Egidio de Barlainmont" and his wife[899]Seigneur de Berlaimont: “...Gilles sires de Bellaimont, mesire Jehans ses frères...” witnessed the charter dated 1251 under which Baudouin d’Avesnes Seigneur de Beaumont acknowledged that “Bauduin châtelain de Beaumont” gave property to “Philippon d’Ostregnies son frère[900].  [A charter dated Jul 1255 records a sale of property “ki gist deçà Buisencourt en Ainaut”, the proceeds of which were to be paid to “mon segneur Gillion de Cyn[901]It is assumed that “Gillis sires de Bellaimont” was the same person as Gilles [I] de Chin, but this co-identity is not beyond all doubt.] m firstly --- d’Aulnay, daughter of JEAN Seigneur d’Aulnay & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Egidium et Joannem et totidem filias" as the children of "domino Egidio de Barlainmont" and his wife, adding that "filius primogenitus Egidius" married firstly "filia domini Joannis de Alneto juxta Valencenas"[902]m secondly AUDE de Wasiers, daughter of MICHEL Seigneur de Wasiers & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Egidium et Joannem et totidem filias" as the children of "domino Egidio de Barlainmont" and his wife, adding that "filius primogenitus Egidius" married secondly "Aldam filiam domini Michaelis de Wasiers"[903].  Gilles [V] & his first wife had one child: 

i)          GILLES [VI] de Berlaimont .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Egidium" as the son of "Egidius" and his first wife "filia domini Joannis de Alneto juxta Valencenas"[904]

Gilles [V] & his second wife had children: 

ii)         children .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Egidius" and his second wife "Aldam filiam domini Michaelis de Wasiers" had “plures...filios et filias[905]

b)         JEAN de Berlaimont (-after 1251).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Egidium et Joannem et totidem filias" as the children of "domino Egidio de Barlainmont" and his wife[906].  “...Gilles sires de Bellaimont, mesire Jehans ses frères...” witnessed the charter dated 1251 under which Baudouin d’Avesnes Seigneur de Beaumont acknowledged that “Bauduin châtelain de Beaumont” gave property to “Philippon d’Ostregnies son frère[907]

c)         two daughters .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Egidium et Joannem et totidem filias" as the children of "domino Egidio de Barlainmont" and his wife[908]

 

 

Two brothers. 

1.         GILLES de Berlaimont (-after 1265).    Gilles sieres de Berlemont” renounced rights in property “à borgesies d’Estroem” and others, in the hands of “mon frère monsengneur Gérard de Sclerbes”, by charter dated 1265[909].  Presumably this charter refers either to Gilles [V] or Gilles [VI]. 

2.         GERARD [d’Esclaibes] .  “Gilles sieres de Berlemont” renounced rights in property “à borgesies d’Estroem” and others, in the hands of “mon frère monsengneur Gérard de Sclerbes”, by charter dated 1265[910].  It is not known whether “de Sclerbes” indicates that Gérard was the uterine half-brother, rather than full brother, of Gilles. 

 

 

The chronology suggests that Gilles [VII] may have been the same person as Gilles [VI] de Berlaimont who is named above.  No primary source has been identified which confirms that this is correct. 

 

1.         GILLES [VII] (-after Feb 1308)Seigneur de Berlaimont.  Guy Count of Flanders, marquis de Namur and Gilles sires de Berlaimont” settled a dispute involving rights over the Ermeton and Flavion rivers by charter dated 1280[911].  Guy Count of Flanders authorised “nostre...sergant Henri de Spontin bailhieu de Namur” to assist in “Gillion chevalier seignor de Berlenmont” in transferring “le werp de son hiretage de Fain” to “Gillion de Berlenmont sen aisné fil” by charter dated 1284[912].  “Messires Jehans sires d’Orgo chevalier” sold rights at Fain-la-Ville to “messires Gillies [...singneur] de Bierlaumont” by charter dated 20 May 1294[913].  “...Gilles sires de Bierlemont...honme de le contei de Haynau” certified having seen an agreement terminating a dispute between Guy Count of Flanders and Jean Comte de Hainaut, by charter dated 21 May 1295[914]Guy Count of Flanders granted a hereditary fief to Gillion signeur de Berlenmont”, and “se lidis sires de Berlenmont a hoir de Marie de Pinon dame de Berlenmont se femme” to be inherited by them, by charter dated Aug 1298[915]Philippine Ctss de Hainaut and her son Guillaume Comte de Hainaut granted compensation to Gilles sires de Berlainmont chevaliers, advoeis de le Flamengherie” for damage to “sen castiel de Berlaimmont” which had been burned by Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut, by charter dated Feb 1308[916]m firstly ---.  This first marriage is indicated by the charter dated Aug 1298 which indicates that Gilles [VII] had no children by his known wife Marie de Pinon, read together with the earlier charter dated 1284 quoted below which names his eldest son Gilles [VIII].  m secondly (before 1288) MARIE de Pinon, daughter of JEAN [de Coucy] Seigneur de Pinon & his wife Marguerite de Morlaines (-after Aug 1298).  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) record that “Iehan qui fut sires de Pignon apres son pere” and his wife had “un fils et plusieurs filles”, of which “la seconde fille...Jehan sieur de Pignon” married “au sieur de Ballaimmont en Henault[917].  “Gilles sires de Berlainmont chevaliers” granted “[le] chastiel de Fain” as dower to “Marie de Pinon dame de Berlainmont se fame” by charter dated 1288[918].  The assignment of dower suggests that the marriage was of recent date and that Marie was her husband’s second wife.  Guy Count of Flanders granted a hereditary fief to Gillion signeur de Berlenmont”, and “se lidis sires de Berlenmont a hoir de Marie de Pinon dame de Berlenmont se femme” to be inherited by them, by charter dated Aug 1298[919].  Gilles & his first wife had two or more children: 

a)         GILLES [VIII] de Berlaimont .  Guy Count of Flanders authorised “nostre...sergant Henri de Spontin bailhieu de Namur” to assist in “Gillion chevalier seignor de Berlenmont” in transferring “le werp de son hiretage de Fain” to “Gillion de Berlenmont sen aisné fil” by charter dated 1284[920].  Hereditary Bouteiller de Hainaut: Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut notified Gillon de Bellainmont chevalier” of his rights and emoluments as “no bouteillier hiretaule en Haynnay” by charter dated Mar 1301[921].  “Gilles ainsnés filz monsigneur de Berlaimmont” reached agreement with Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut regarding the rights and emoluments of the “boutilliers héritaules en Haynnau” by charter dated Mar 1301[922]

b)         son(s) .  The existence of at least one other son is confirmed by Gilles [VIII] being described as the oldest son of Gilles [VII] in the charter dated 1284 quoted above. 

 

2.         HENRI (-after Aug 1321).  The basis on which Henri derived his rights to the seigneurie de Berlaimont is unclear, given that Gilles [VII] was also named as seigneur de Berlaimont during the late 13th/early 14th century (see above).  Seigneur de BerlaimontHenris sires de Berleaumont chevaliers” swore homage to Guy Count of Flanders, marquis de Namur for properties in the county of Namur by charter dated 1296[923].  “Henri sire de Berlaimont chevalier” granted compensation to the count of Flanders for damage caused during the war and for having been taking prisoner, by charter dated 26 Nov 1305[924]Guillaume Comte de Hainaut and others acted as guarantors for maître Henri de Joudongue” who was imprisoned by “Henri sire de Berlaimont” on the orders of the duke of Brabant, by charter dated Aug 1321[925]

 

3.         --- de Berlaimont Seigneur de Berlaimont.  The name of Marie’s second husband has not been confirmed.  It is not known whether he was the same as one of the other seigneurs de Berlaimont who are named above.  It seems unlikely that “Marie de Chaumont” was the same person as “Marie de Pinon”, second wife of Gilles [VII] Seigneur de Berlaimont, as there is no record linking Chaumont with the Pinon/Coucy family.  The most likely possibility is that Marie was the wife either of Gilles [VIII] or Henri de Berlaimont.  If that is correct, the chronology suggests that she was her husband’s first wife.  m (after 1283) as her second husband, MARIE de Chaumont, widow of ARNOUD van Oudenaarde Seigneur de Lumain, daughter of --- (-8 Apr 1301, bur Cordeliers de Valenciennes).  An inscription at the Cordeliers, Valenciennes records the burial of "Madame Marie dame de Berlaymont advocatesse d’Audenaerde" who died 8 Apr 1301[926].  

 

 

His inheritance of the hereditary title bouteiller de Hainaut indicates that the following person descended from Gilles [VIII] de Berlaimont who is named above, but the primary sources which confirm the descent have not been identified. 

 

1.         GILLES de Berlaimont (-after 4 Sep 1412).  Seigneur de BerlaimontA charter dated 4 Sep 1412 records that “nobles messires Gilles de Berlaimont et de Piereweis boutilliers de Haynnau” restored the abbey of Ghislenghien in its rights relating to the “quemin qui va de Basècles à Pierewés[927]

 

 

It is assumed that the following individuals were descended from Gilles de Saint-Aubert (died [Jul 1217/Mar 1224]), son of Mathilde de Berlaimont, and maybe belonged to a younger branch of the family of the seigneurs de Berlaimont which adopted the name “Chin” from their ancestor. 

 

1.         GILLES de Chin (-after 1212).  Seigneur de Chin et de Bousignies: Egidius...dominus de Cin et de Buzegnies” approved the donation to Tournai Saint-Martin of “decime...de Quarta” made by “Johannes de Quarta” by charter dated 1212[928]

 

2.         GILLES de Chin (-after Jan 1289).  A charter dated 1287 records that the church of Cambrai summoned the count of Flanders to repair damage caused by “Gilles de Chyn chevalier et Gilles son fils” to the church of Cambrai Saint-Géry[929].  “Gilles de Chin chevaliers sires de Giermegnies” transferred property “à Busegnies...” to Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut, who regranted it in fief, referring to “le signeur de Bierlaimont”, by charter dated Jan 1289[930]m ---.  The name of Gilles’s wife is not known.  Gilles [VIII] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GILLES de Chin (-after 1287).  A charter dated 1287 records that the church of Cambrai summoned the count of Flanders to repair damage caused by “Gilles de Chyn chevalier et Gilles son fils” to the church of Cambrai Saint-Géry[931]same person as…?  GILLES de Chin (-after 12 Jun 1333).  Seigneur de Chin et de Busignies.  Guillaume Comte de Hainaut notified that Gilles sire de Chin et de Busignies” had terminated “un fief nommé le Bois de Berlaimont que Jean dit Cambrisien tenait de lui, lequel avait eu de Gilles Sire de Berlaimont et de Perruves”, by charter dated 12 Jun 1333[932]

 

2.         GILLES de Chin (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  An inscription in the church of Busignies records the burial of “Gilles de Chin” who was killed in battle at Agincourt 25 Oct 1415 and of “Dame Anne de Couchy...de Harcourt par se mere” who died 8 Oct 1413[933]m ANNE de Coucy, daughter of RAOUL de Coucy Seigneur de Montmirail & his wife Jeanne d’Harcourt (-8 Oct 1413).  An inscription in the church of Busignies records the burial of “Gilles de Chin” who was killed in battle at Agincourt 25 Oct 1415 and of “Dame Anne de Couchy...de Harcourt par se mere” who died 8 Oct 1413[934]

 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de CONDE

 

 

Condé sur l’Escaut is located on the outskirts of Valenciennes, in the present-day French département of Nord on the Belgian border.  From the early 12th century, the seigneurs d’Avesnes were also recorded as seigneurs de Condé (see Part B).  The ancestry of Roger Seigneur de Condé (died after 1218) has not been traced.  However, the repeated use of the names Nicolas and Jacques among his descendants suggests a family connection with the seigneurs d’Avesnes.  Condé sur l’Escaut should be distinguished from Vieux-Condé, over which one seigneur has been identified in the early 13th century (see below). 

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Vieux-Condé (-after 1200).  Rogerus in parte dominus de Condato” donated property “decimatione totius feodi de Condato”, reserving the rights of “duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero” for their lifetimes, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “Nicolaus de Condato [...filii mei] et Gerardus frater eius, Carolus de Frasne, Hugo de veteri Condato et Mathæus filius eius...[935]m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

a)         MATTHIEU (-after 1216).  “Rogerus in parte dominus de Condato” donated property “decimatione totius feodi de Condato”, reserving the rights of “duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero” for their lifetimes, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “...Hugo de veteri Condato et Mathæus filius eius...[936]Seigneur de Vieux-Condé"Alardus dominus de Antonio" noted donations to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ de novo Condato" made by "vir nobilis dominus Matthæus de veteri Condato et nobilis mulier domina Eva uxor eius et eiusdem successores, Nicolaus frater suus et dominus Ægidius de Peronne et dominus Joannes de Crespinio", by charter dated 1216[937]m EVA, daughter of ---.  "Alardus dominus de Antonio" noted donations to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ de novo Condato" made by "vir nobilis dominus Matthæus de veteri Condato et nobilis mulier domina Eva uxor eius et eiusdem successores, Nicolaus frater suus et dominus Ægidius de Peronne et dominus Joannes de Crespinio", by charter dated 1216[938]

b)         NICOLAS"Alardus dominus de Antonio" noted donations to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ de novo Condato" made by "vir nobilis dominus Matthæus de veteri Condato et nobilis mulier domina Eva uxor eius et eiusdem successores, Nicolaus frater suus et dominus Ægidius de Peronne et dominus Joannes de Crespinio", by charter dated 1216[939]

 

 

1.         ROGER (-after 1218)Seigneur de Condé.  “...Rogerus de Condato, Nicholaus filius eius” subscribed the charter dated 1196 under which “Balduinus Flandrie et Hainonensis comes” confirmed the donation to Cambron made by “Ulbaldus de Loveniis[940].  “Rogerus in parte dominus de Condato” donated property “decimatione totius feodi de Condato”, reserving the rights of “duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero” for their lifetimes, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “Nicolaus de Condato [...filii mei] et Gerardus frater eius, Carolus de Frasne, Hugo de veteri Condato et Mathæus filius eius...[941]"Rogerus de Condato et uxor mea Beatrix et Agnes uxoris meæ filia" donated property "juxta villam de Bleki" to the church of Condé by charter dated 1218[942]m firstly ALIX de Mons, daughter of GOSSUIN [II] de Mons & his wife Beatrix de Rumigny (-before 1207).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filium unicum Gossuinum et filias Ydam…et Mathildem…et Aelidem…et Rixam…et Beatricem…et Agnetem" as children of "Gossuino de Montibus" and his wife Beatrix de Rumigny, adding that Alix married "Rogero de Condato"[943].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XI Kal Oct" of "Aleidis de Condei"[944]m secondly as her second husband, BEATRIX, widow of ---, daughter of ---.  "Rogerus de Condato et uxor mea Beatrix et Agnes uxoris meæ filia" donated property "juxta villam de Bleki" to the church of Condé by charter dated 1218[945].  The term “uxor meæ filia” indicates that Agnes was born from an earlier marriage of Roger’s wife.  Roger & his first wife had [five] children: 

a)         NICOLAS de Condé (-23 Jun, after 1219)...Rogerus de Condato, Nicholaus filius eius” subscribed the charter dated 1196 under which “Balduinus Flandrie et Hainonensis comes” confirmed the donation to Cambron made by “Ulbaldus de Loveniis[946].  “Rogerus in parte dominus de Condato” donated property “decimatione totius feodi de Condato”, reserving the rights of “duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero” for their lifetimes, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “Nicolaus de Condato [...filii mei] et Gerardus frater eius...[947]Nicholaus de Condato” founded a light in the church of Saint-Aubain “per manum domini mei Philippi marchionis et comitis Namucensis” by charter dated 1207[948].  “Hugo de Lens” donated “decimam...de Chanaste” to Cambron abbey by charter dated May 1219, witnessed by “...Nicholaus de Condato...Balduinus de Condato...[949]Seigneur de Bailleul.  Seigneur de CondéThe necrology of Brogne records the death "IX Kal Jul" of "Nicholaus…dominus de Condato"[950]m as her first husband, ELISABETH de Morialmes, daughter of ARNOUL [IV] de Morialmes & his wife Jeanne ---.  A charter dated 1258 records that the bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of a chapel at Alne by Elisabeth avouée de Béthune de bonne mémoire” for the souls of “Arnould de Morialmeis son père et de Jeanne sa mère, inhumée en ce lieu”, that she “avec son mari R. avoué de Béthune” had acquired the property from Cambron abbey, and that “Jacques de Balhuel son héritier” had transferred land to “Colard son fils” for donation to Alne, by charter dated 1258[951]She married secondly Robert [VII] de Béthune Heer van Dendermonde.  Nicolas & his wife had three children: 

i)          JACQUES de Condé (-[1258/59]).  A charter dated 1258 records that the bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of a chapel at Alne by Elisabeth avouée de Béthune de bonne mémoire” for the souls of “Arnould de Morialmeis son père et de Jeanne sa mère, inhumée en ce lieu”, that she “avec son mari R. avoué de Béthune” had acquired the property from Cambron abbey, and that “Jacques de Balhuel son héritier” had transferred land to “Colard son fils” for donation to Alne, by charter dated 1258[952]

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ii)         JOIE de Condé Gilles de Beaumez fils aîné de Gilles châtelain de Bapaume et seigneur de Beaumez” acknowledged having sold “sa terre de Coulemont” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and promised to procure the consent of “son héritier quand il sera en âge et par Joye sa femme”, by charter dated Jun 1239[953]m (before Jun 1239) as his second wife, GILLES [II] de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume, son of GILLES [I] de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume & his wife Agnes de Coucy (-[1261]). 

iii)        ISABELLE de Condé m ENGUERRAND Seigneur de Fiennes, son of GUILLAUME [I] Seigneur de Fiennes & his wife Agnes de Dammartin (-1267)

b)         GERARD (-after 1200).  “Rogerus in parte dominus de Condato” donated property “decimatione totius feodi de Condato”, reserving the rights of “duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero” for their lifetimes, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “Nicolaus de Condato [...filii mei] et Gerardus frater eius...[954]

c)         GODEFROI (-[1236/38]).  “Rogerus in parte dominus de Condato” donated property “decimatione totius feodi de Condato”, reserving the rights of “duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero” for their lifetimes, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “Nicolaus de Condato [...filii mei] et Gerardus frater eius...[955]Bishop of Cambrai 1219.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that at Reims “dominica ante cineres” 1220 three bishops were consecrated “Iacobus Suessionensis, Godefridus Cameracensis et Galtherus Tornacensis[956]Gallia Christiana records the installation of “Godefridus quem cognominant de Fontaines, melius cognominandus de Condé a Rogerio domino de Condato in Hannonia suo patre” as bishop of Cambrai in Feb 1220 (N.S.)[957]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1238 of “Cameracensis episcopus Godefridus” and the succession of “magister Ginardus cancellarius Parisiensis” who was replaced by “novus cancellarius...magister Odo de Castro Radulfi[958]

d)         GAUTHIER .  “Rogerus in parte dominus de Condato” donated property “decimatione totius feodi de Condato”, reserving the rights of “duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero” for their lifetimes, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “Nicolaus de Condato [...filii mei] et Gerardus frater eius...[959].  Thesaurarius of Cambrai. 

 

 

JACQUES de Condé, son of NICOLAS Seigneur de Condé & his wife Elisabeth de Morialmes (-[1258/59])Jacobus de Condato dominus de Bailleul” donated “decimam...de Balastre” to Saint-Aubais, with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1235[960].  The abbess of Aywier acknowledged that “Mesires Jakèmes sires de Balluel et de Morialmeis” held land “à Florines” by charter dated 1257[961]Seigneur de Bailleul.  Jakèmes de Condé chevaliers et sires de Bailleul” exchanged “el terroit de Buvrenial, priès Clermont” with Florines, with the consent of “Colart mon filli...et par le los monsegneur Henri...enlius de Liège”, by charter dated 1258[962]A charter dated 1258 records that the bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of a chapel at Alne by Elisabeth avouée de Béthune de bonne mémoire” for the souls of “Arnould de Morialmeis son père et de Jeanne sa mère, inhumée en ce lieu”, that she “avec son mari R. avoué de Béthune” had acquired the property from Cambron abbey, and that “Jacques de Balhuel son héritier” had transferred land to “Colard son fils” for donation to Alne, by charter dated 1258[963]

m AGNES du Rœulx, daughter of EUSTACHE Canivet Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Tournai (-after 30 Sep 1247).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “soror...Eustachio de Rodio...quarti” married “domino Jacobo de Bailleul[964].  “Jacobus de Condato dominus de Bailleul” donated “decimam...de Balastre” to Saint-Aubais, with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1235[965]

Jacques & his wife had three children: 

1.         NICOLAS de Condé (-23 Jun 1293)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Nicolaus” as the son of “soror...Eustachio de Rodio...quarti” and her husband “domino Jacobo de Bailleul[966].  “Jakèmes de Condé chevaliers et sires de Bailleul” exchanged “el terroit de Buvrenial, priès Clermont” with Florines, with the consent of “Colart mon filli...et par le los monsegneur Henri...enlius de Liège”, by charter dated 1258[967]A charter dated 1258 records that the bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of a chapel at Alne by Elisabeth avouée de Béthune de bonne mémoire” for the souls of “Arnould de Morialmeis son père et de Jeanne sa mère, inhumée en ce lieu”, that she “avec son mari R. avoué de Béthune” had acquired the property from Cambron abbey, and that “Jacques de Balhuel son héritier” had transferred land to “Colard son fils” for donation to Alne, by charter dated 1258[968]Seigneur de Bailleul.  "Nichols de Condeit Sires de Beilleul et de Moriames" acknowledged holding fiefs "en la ville de Court" from "Iean duc de Lothier et de Brabant" by charter dated 3 Apr 1280[969].  Seigneur de Morialmes: “Nicholes de Condeit chevaliers sires de Moriaumés” confirmed holding “le chastiel de Bailluel et le ville de Baillueil” from the county of Namur by charter dated 30 Apr 1284[970]Nicholas de Condet sires de Morialmes et...Katherine de Karenchi femme...Nicholon devant dit” donated “tiere...a Thumaides” to Cambron by charter dated Apr 1285[971].  “Giles Rigaus sires dou Rues, Arnols sires de la Hamaide chevalier, Jehans sires de Lens en Braibant...Nicholes de Condet sires de Morialmes, Thieris dou Rues sires de Hunchengnies...” confirmed a charter of “Jehan Davesnes conte de Haynau” dated Jul 1290[972]m (before 7 Apr 1245) CATHERINE de Cayeux Dame de Carency en Artois, daughter of GUILLAUME de Cayeux & his [second wife Mathilde de Poix Dame de Villars-Faucon] (-after Apr 1285).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Nicolaus”, son of “soror...Eustachio de Rodio...quarti” and her husband “domino Jacobo de Bailleul”, married “filiam domini Guillelmi de Keu unicam, et ideo terram tenet de Karenci et de Vilers de Facon post mortem dicti Guilelmi de Keu[973].  La Gorgue-Rosny records her parentage and marriage but does not cite the corresponding primary source[974].  "Nicholaus de Condato dominus de Moriaumes miles et Katerina uxor eius domina de Karenci" notified sales of property to the church of Saint-Barthélemy de Béthune by charter dated 7 Apr 1245[975].  "Nicholes de Condet sire de Moriaumes et…Katherine sa feme dame de Karenchi" confirmed a donation of property "de Sains" made by "Simon de Villers chevalier jadis baillius d’Artois" by charter dated Oct 1281[976]Nicholas de Condet sires de Morialmes et...Katherine de Karenchi femme...Nicholon devant dit” donated “tiere...a Thumaides” to Cambron by charter dated Apr 1285[977]Nicolas & his wife had five children: 

a)         son .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that the oldest son of “Nicolaus” and his wife “filiam domini Guillelmi de Keu” died “juvenis[978]

b)         GUILLAUME de Condé (-12 Jul 1302).  Seigneur de Bailleul.  ...Willaumes sires de Balluel...honme de le contei de Haynau” certified having seen an agreement terminating a dispute between Guy Count of Flanders and Jean Comte de Hainaut, by charter dated 21 May 1295[979]

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c)         AGNES (-after Aug 1291).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that one daughter of “Nicolaus” and his wife “filiam domini Guillelmi de Keu” married “Theoderico de Bevre[980].  “Thierry chevalier sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” declared that the consent given by “Henri de Beveren son frère pour Agnes de Condé, fille de Nicolas, femme dudit Thierri” applied “après sa mort sans enfant” by charter dated 1282[981]Thieris sires de Beverne chevaliers et...Agnies femme...” sold property to Cambron by charter dated Aug 1291[982]m (before Jun 1284) DIRK van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude, son of DIRK van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude & his wife Marguerite de Brienne (-[Aug 1291/Oct 1293]). 

d)         ISABELLE (-before 1322).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that the other daughter of “Nicolaus” and his wife “filiam domini Guillelmi de Keu” married “primogenito domini Gerardi de Jauche qui floruit an. 1240[983].  The date appears inconsistent with the chronology of the Condé and Jauche families.  m GERARD [VIII] Seigneur de Jauche, de Hierges et de Baudeur, son of GERARD [VII] Seigneur de Jauche & his wife [--- d’Aunoy] (-[1312/14]). 

e)         CATHERINE (-after 20 May 1329).  Dame de Buquoy, de Duisant et d’Aubigny.  According to La Thaumassière, she was the second wife of “Renoul II Sire de Culant[984].  Given her second marriage, this is impossible from a chronological point of view: it is assumed that her first husband was Renoul [IV].  m firstly RENOUL [IV] Seigneur de Culant, son of RENAUT [II] Seigneur de Culant & his wife Sedilie --- (-before 1297).  m secondly (before 1297) JACQUES de Châtillon Seigneur de Leuze et de Condé, son of GUY [II] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Mathilde de Brabant (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302). 

2.         ISABELLE de Condé (-after 1280)"Nichols de Condeit Sire de Moriames" recorded disputes between "Arnous Cuens de Los" and "madame Isabeau masseur et Jean et Jacquemin ses fils" and that "Arnous" had granted his possessions "en la terre de Warc, Agimont et Givet" to "Jean et Jacquemin ses freres enfans susdite" in return for their renunciation of claims "en la comté de Los", by charter dated Apr 1280[985]m as his second wife, JEAN [I] Comte de Looz, son of ARNAUD [IV] Comte de Looz & his wife Jeanne de Chiny (-19 Jan 1279). 

3.         JOIE de Condé (-after Aug 1271).  “Thieris sires de Wallecort et de Rochefort et Joye sa femme” founded two chapels at Walcourt “cœnobium de Jardinio beatæ Mariæ juxta Walcuriam sitam”, and bequeathed property to “damisele Agniès nostre fille...à Isabel no mainsnée fille”, by testament dated Aug 1271 which appoints “monsigneur Nichole de Condeit signeur de Morialmeis...” as executor[986]m THIERRY [III] Seigneur de Walcourt et de Rochefort, son of GILLES Seigneur de Walcourt & his wife Helvide de Faing (-1276). 

 

 

GUILLAUME de Condé, son of NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Catherine de Cayeux (-12 Jul 1302).  Seigneur de Bailleul.  “...Willaumes sires de Balluel...honme de le contei de Haynau” certified having seen an agreement terminating a dispute between Guy Count of Flanders and Jean Comte de Hainaut, by charter dated 21 May 1295[987]

m as her second husband, BEATRIX de Thourotte Dame de Ronsoy, widow of GUILLAUME de Belœil, daughter of ANSOUL [II] de Thourotte Seigneur d’Offemont & his wife Jeanne ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that the second son of “Nicolaus” and his wife “filiam domini Guillelmi de Keu” married “filiam domini de Rousoit[988]

Guillaume & his wife had children: 

1.         ROBERT de Condé (-13 Apr 1359).  Seigneur de Bailleul.  m firstly (before 1345) ISABELLE de Hénin, daughter of BAUDOUIN [VII] de Hénin & his wife Eléonore d’Aspremont ([before 1330]-31 Aug 1349).  According to Butkens, the father of Isabelle de Hénin was the son of Baudouin [VI] de Hénin[989]Demanet records “Elisabeth” as the daughter of Baudouin [VI][990], but if that is correct it is unclear why her son Jean [II] should have succeeded as seigneur de Fontaine in place of Baudouin [VII]’s brother Gérard.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified, although it is indicated by the 24 Jun 1365 charter of her son Jean [II] quoted below.  m secondly (before 18 Nov 1358) as her second husband, MARIE van Gistel, widow of THOMAS Heer van Diest, daughter of JAN [IV] Heer van Gistel & his [first wife Yolande de Dorlans].  Robert & his first wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE de Condé "de Morialmes" (31 Oct 1345-)Demanet records her parentage and marriage, noting that she was “dame de Landelies”, without citing the source which confirms the information[991]m SOHIER [II] d’Enghien, son of GAUTHIER [III] Seigneur d'Enghien & his wife Isabeau de Brienne (-executed 21 Mar 1364).  He succeeded his father in 1345 as Seigneur d'Enghien.  He succeeded his mother in 1360 as Comte de Brienne, titular Duke of Athens. 

b)         JEAN [II] de Condé (14 Aug 1349-20 Sep 1391, bur Mechelen).  Demanet records his parentage and marriage without citing the source which confirms the information, although his parentage is indicated by the 24 Jun 1365 charter quoted below[992]Seigneur de Morialmes, de Bailleul et de Fontaine.  “Jehan de Condet sr. de Morialmes, de Bailloel et de Fontaines” swore homage to “Baudouin de Fontaine sire de Sebourg son cousin” by charter dated 24 Jun 1365[993]m (before 22 Nov 1378) as her first husband, MARIE de Luxembourg, daughter of GUY de Luxembourg Comte de Ligny & his wife Mathilde de Châtillon-Saint-Pol (-[1396]).  Demanet records her parentage and first marriage without citing any corresponding source[994]She married secondly Simon [II] Graf von SalmThe source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

2.         JEANNE (-[1325])m as his first wife, FASTRE Seigneur de Ligne, son of JEAN Seigneur de Ligne & his wife --- (-Venice 28 Dec 1337, bur Venice). 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de CONDE (CHÂTILLON)

 

 

JACQUES [I] de Châtillon, son of GUY [II] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Mathilde de Brabant (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Hugonem comitem Blesensem qui nunc est, et Guidonem nunc comitem Sancti-Pauli, et Jacobum dominum Lutosæ" as the children of "Johannes…fratri Guidoni [comes] Sancti Pauli" and his wife[995]Seigneur de Condé, de Leuze, de Carency, de Huquoy et d'Aubigny.  The Chronique Artésienne records “mesires Jakes de Saint-Pol” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai[996]

m (before 1297) as her second husband, CATHERINE de Condé, widow of RENOUL [IV] Seigneur de Culant, daughter of NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Catherine de Cayeux Dame de Carency en Artois (-after 20 May 1329).  Dame de Buquoy, de Duisant et d’Aubigny. 

Jacques & his wife had two children: 

1.         HUGUES de Châtillon (-1329)Seigneur de Condé, de Leuze, de Carency, de Buquoy, de Duisant et d’Aubigny.  Letters dated Apr 1312 record that “Hugonis de Castellione domini Luthosa et Condeti filii quondam sui” swore allegiance after the death of “Iacobo de Castellione militi quondam de Luthosa et de Condeto[997]m (after Jul 1319) as her third husband, JEANNE de Dargies Dame de Dargies et de Catheux, widow firstly of HUGUES de Nesle Comte de Soissons, and secondly of JEAN de Clermont Comte de Charolais, daughter of RENAUD [II] Seigneur de Dargies et de Catheux & his wife Agnes de Bruyères (-[1333/22 Feb 1336]).  “Madame Ieanne de Dargies Comtesse de Soissons” exchanged property with “monsieur Iean de Nesle seigneur d’Offemont” by charter dated 1333, ratified by “Iean de Boulongne et damoiselle Ieanne de Clermont sa femme fille de ladite feue Comtesse de Soissons” by charter dated 22 Feb 1336[998].  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE de Châtillon (-15 Aug 1371)Dame de Condé, de Leuze, de Carency et de Duisant.  Madame Ieanne de Dargies Comtesse de Soissons” exchanged property with “monsieur Iean de Nesle seigneur d’Offemont” by charter dated 1333, ratified by “Iacques de Bourbon Seigneur de Leuze et Ieanne de S. Pol sa femme, fille de ladite comtesse de Soissons” by charter dated Dec 1341[999].  “Ioannes comes Grandi Prati et Katherina de Sancto Paulo uxor sua ac filia defuncti Hugonis de S. Paulo quondam domini de Leusa et de Condeyo” claimed against “Ioannam de Sancto Paulo comitissam de Marchia sororemque dictæ Katherinæ” relating to the succession of their father by charter dated 31 May 1370[1000]m (1335) JACQUES de Bourbon Comte de la Marche, son of LOUIS I "le Boiteux" Duc de Bourbon & his wife Marie de Hainaut [Avesnes] (1315-Lyon 6 Apr 1361, bur Lyon, église des Jacobins). 

b)         CATHERINE de Châtillon (-after 1383).  “Madame Ieanne de Dargies Comtesse de Soissons” exchanged property with “monsieur Iean de Nesle seigneur d’Offemont” by charter dated 1333, ratified by “Iean de Piqueny et Katherine de Leuse femme, fille de ladite comtesse de Soissons” by charter dated Jan 1343 (O.S.)[1001].  Dame d’Ailly.  A parliamentary register dated 10 May 1354 records a claim by “Margareta de Pinconio domicella...ut habente ballum Marguaretæ et Ioannæ de Pinconio neptum suarum” against “comitem Grandisprati et Katherinam de Leuses eius uxorem et quondam defuncti Ioannis de Pinconio militis” regarding property of “defunctum Ferricum de Pinconio militem ipsius domicella et prædicti defuncti Ioannis patrem[1002].  “Ioannes comes Grandi Prati et Katherina de Sancto Paulo uxor sua ac filia defuncti Hugonis de S. Paulo quondam domini de Leusa et de Condeyo” claimed against “Ioannam de Sancto Paulo comitissam de Marchia sororemque dictæ Katherinæ” relating to the succession of their father by charter dated 31 May 1370[1003]m firstly JEAN de Picquigny Seigneur d’Ailly, son of FERRY de Picquigny Seigneur d’Ailly-sur-Somme et de Hervey & his second wife Beatrix de Nesle Dame de Falvy (-[Jan 1346/Mar 1348])m secondly (after [Jan 1346/Mar 1348] before 10 May 1354) [as his second wife,] JEAN [II] Comte de Grandpré, son of JEAN [I] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Jeanne --- ([after 1305]-[3 Jun 1373/1375]). 

2.         GUY de Châtillon (-after 1349).  Seigneur de Blais et de la Bastie.  m YOLANDE de Chimay, daughter of ---.  Duchesne names “Yolande de Chimay” as wife of Guy de Châtillon without specifying the source which confirms this information[1004].  Her parentage in the Chimay family has not been ascertained.  Guy & his wife had three children: 

a)         JACQUES de Châtillon .  Duchesne names “Jacques” as older son of Guy de Châtillon without specifying the source which confirms this information[1005].  Seigneur de Blais et de Bastie.  m MARIE de Harchies, daughter of ---.  Duchesne records that Jacques de Châtillon married “Marie de Harchies” as older son of Guy de Châtillon without specifying the source which confirms this information[1006].  Jacques & his wife had five children: 

i)          NICOLAS de Châtillon .  Duchesne names (in order) “Nicolas, Gaspar, Jean, Hugues” as the sons of Jacques de Châtillon and his wife, without specifying the source which confirms this information[1007]m CONSTANCE de Trazegnies, daughter OSTE [IX] Seigneur de Trazegnies et de Silly & his first wife Catherine de Hellebecq.  Duchesne records that Nicolas married “Constance de Trasignies” without specifying the source which confirms this information[1008].  Saint-Genois names “Isabeau, épouse de Guillaume de Jauche Sgr de Mastaing et de Sassignies mort en 1388, Ide ou Jeanne épouse de Jaques de Hennin Sgr de Sebourg, Constance alliée avec Nicolas de Chastillon Sgr de Blaise, Isabelle chanoinesse à Mons, Gertrude abbesse de Maubeuge, Françoise Carmélite à Petheghem” as the daughters of “Othon de Trazegnies”, noting that “la plupart de ces enfans sont rappellés dans le testament de leur frere Anselme du 24 May 1391” (dated 24 Mar 1391 in a later passage)[1009].  Nicolas & his wife had two children: 

(a)       MATHILDE de Châtillon .  Duchesne records that “Mahaut de Chastillon Dame de Blais”, older daughter of Nicolas de Châtillon and his wife, married “Jean de Henin”, without specifying the source which confirms this information[1010].  Dame de Blais.  Her husband has not been traced in the Hénin family (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE-ARTOIS, BOULOGNE, GUINES).  It should be noted that Goethals records that Jean de Hénin, son of Baudouin de Hénin Seigneur de Fontaine-l’Evêque, married “Mathilde de Saint-Géry, daughter of Nicolas de Saint-Géry & his wife Mathilde van Tuydeken” without citing any source which corroborates the information[1011].  Could it be that one or other author is mistaken in the name of the wife of this Jean de Hénin?  m JEAN de Hénin, son of ---. 

(b)       BLANCHE de Châtillon .  Duchesne records that “Blanche de Chastillon Dame de la Bastie”, younger daughter of Nicolas de Châtillon and his wife, married “Jean de Rozieres”, without specifying the source which confirms this information[1012]. Dame de la Bastie.  m JEAN de Rozières, son of ---. 

ii)         GASPARD de Châtillon (-killed in battle 25 Oct 1415 Agincourt).  Duchesne names (in order) “Nicolas, Gaspar, Jean, Hugues” as the sons of Jacques de Châtillon and his wife, noting that Gaspard and Hugues were killed at Agincourt, without specifying the source which confirms this information[1013]

iii)        JEAN de Châtillon .  Duchesne names (in order) “Nicolas, Gaspar, Jean, Hugues” as the sons of Jacques de Châtillon and his wife, noting that Jean was “religieux de S. Vaast les Arras”, without specifying the source which confirms this information[1014]

iv)       HUGUES de Châtillon (-killed in battle 25 Oct 1415 Agincourt).  Duchesne names (in order) “Nicolas, Gaspar, Jean, Hugues” as the sons of Jacques de Châtillon and his wife, noting that Gaspard and Hugues were killed at Agincourt, without specifying the source which confirms this information[1015]

v)        LOUISE de Châtillon .  Duchesne names “Louise de ChAstillon chanoinesse à Maubeuge” as the daughter of Jacques de Châtillon and his wife, noting that Gaspard and Hugues were killed at Agincourt, without specifying the source which confirms this information[1016].  Canoness at Maubeuges. 

b)         JEAN de Châtillon .  Duchesne names “Jean de Chastillon decedé en jeunesse” as second son of Guy de Châtillon without specifying the source which confirms this information[1017]

c)         --- de Châtillon .  Duchesne names “N--- de Chastillon...mariée au Seigneur de Fontaines” as daughter of Guy de Châtillon without specifying the source which confirms this information[1018].  Her husband has not been identified in the Hénin family of Seigneurs de Fontaine-l’Evêque (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE-ARTOIS, BOULOGNE, GUINES).  m --- de Fontaine, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    CHARLEROI

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de FONTAINE[-l’EVÊQUE]

 

 

Fontaine-l’Evêque is located in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut, about 5 kilometres due west of Charleroi.  Le Boucq states that Baudouin de Hénin married “Mehault Dame de Fontaine”, the marriage arranged by her brother “Nicolas evesque de Cambray” whose episcopal appointment accounts for the change of the seigneurie’s name to “Fontaine l’Evêque”[1019].  The later Seigneurs de Fontaine-l’Evêque of the Hénin family are shown in the Hénin section of the document NORTHERN FRANCE-ARTOIS, BOULOGNE, GUINES. 

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER [I] de Fontainem --- van Zotteghem, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Gauthier & his wife had one child:

a)         MARGUERITE de Fontaine (-4 May 1144, bur Cambron).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  It is suggested by the charter dated 1211 under which “Walterus de Fontanis” swore homage to the comte de Namur for “Busutum [Bossut], Villam in Brabantia...Pomeriolum [Pomerœul], Autregium [Autreges]...et Vilerot...Ollenguien...cum...feodis...quæ a me tenebat [her grandson] Walterus de Linea nepos meus” by charter dated 1211[1020]m THIERRY [I] Seigneur de Ligne, son of --- (-1176, bur Cambron). 

 

 

Three brothers:

1.         GAUTHIER [III] de Fontaine (-Mons 1183).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "...Walterus de Fontanis, Walterus de Linea..." in the army of Hainaut in 1172[1021].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "...Walterus de Fontanis, Wido et Fulco fratres eius, Walterus et Arnulphus de Goi nepotes eorum..." in the army of Hainaut in 1182[1022].  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut declared that “Mathildis de Linge”, wanting to place “duas filias suas” at Bonne-Espérance abbey, had donated “quindecim bonerios allodii apud Rameigies [Ramegnies]” by charter dated 1182, witnessed by “...Gualteri de Fonteines...[1023].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Walterus de Fontanis miles" became a monk “Montibus religionis Alnensis ordinem” and died there in 1183[1024].  [m firstly as her second husband, JOSINE de Ligne, widow of RAOUL de Beaumetz, daughter of ---.  Josine de Ligne” married firstly “Raoul de Beaumez” and secondly “Gautier de Fontaines[1025].]  m [secondly] ([1173/74]) as her second husband, MATHILDE de Mons, widow of GAUTHIER [I] Seigneur de Ligne, daughter of GOSSUIN [III] de Mons & his wife Beatrix de Rumigny.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filium unicum Gossuinum et filias Ydam…et Mathildem…et Aelidem…et Rixam…et Beatricem…et Agnetem" as children of "Gossuino de Montibus" and his wife Beatrix de Rumigny, adding that Mathilde married "Waltero de Linea, deinde Waltero de Fontanis"[1026].  “...Mathildis de Fontanis, Balduinus Montensis castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 28 Nov 1193 under which “Willelmus frater comitis Flandrie et Hainoie...” declared that “Balduinus de Jorbisa et Robertus nepos eius” had renounced rights in favour of Cambrai[1027]Guy de Donstiennes donated property to Aulne, with the consent of “Dame Mathilde de Fontaines et de son fils Gautier”, by charter dated 1195[1028]Gauthier [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [IV] de Fontaine (-after Sep 1235)Guy de Donstiennes donated property to Aulne, with the consent of “Dame Mathilde de Fontaines et de son fils Gautier”, by charter dated 1195[1029]"…Walteri de Fontanis…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[1030]Walterus dominus de Ligne” donated “decimam...apud Ligne”, held in fief by “avunculo meo Waltero de Fontanis”, to Cambron by charter dated 20 Aug 1211, witnessed by “Fastredus de Ligne frater meus...[1031]Walterus dominus de Fontanis” noted that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” donated “decimam...apud Ligne” to Cambron abbey by charter dated 29 Aug 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...Gerardus de Veteri Condato et Andreas de Condato[1032]Walterus dominus de Fontanis” confirmed that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” had exchanged the dowry of “Margareta predicti Walteri uxor” by charter dated 21 Sep 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...[1033]

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b)         [GUY de FontaineThe Chronicon Hanoniense names "...Walterus de Fontanis...Wido et Fulco de Fontanis fratres predicti Walteri..." in a meeting of Hainaut noblemen in 1195[1034].  It appears unlikely that sons of Gauthier [III] would all have reached the age of majority by 1195.  Maybe the Chronicon misplaced this entry, or the date is incorrect, and that it refers to Gauthier [III] and his two brothers of the same name.] 

c)         [FOULQUES de FontaineThe Chronicon Hanoniense names "...Walterus de Fontanis...Wido et Fulco de Fontanis fratres predicti Walteri..." in a meeting of Hainaut noblemen in 1195[1035].  It appears unlikely that sons of Gauthier [III] would all have reached the age of majority by 1195.  Maybe the Chronicon misplaced this entry, or the date is incorrect, and that it refers to Gauthier [III] and his two brothers of the same name.]

2.         GUY de Fontaine (-Palestine [1191]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "...Walterus de Fontanis, Wido et Fulco fratres eius, Walterus et Arnulphus de Goi nepotes eorum..." in the army of Hainaut in 1182[1036].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Wido et Filco, fratres de Fontanis...Alelmus de Fontanis" among those who died in Palestine in [1191], presumably at the siege of Acre[1037]

3.         FOULQUES de Fontaine (-Palestine [1191]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "...Walterus de Fontanis, Wido et Fulco fratres eius, Walterus et Arnulphus de Goi nepotes eorum..." in the army of Hainaut in 1182[1038].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Wido et Filco, fratres de Fontanis...Alelmus de Fontanis" among those who died in Palestine in [1191], presumably at the siege of Acre[1039]

 

4.         ALEAUME de Fontaine (-Palestine [1191]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Wido et Filco, fratres de Fontanis...Alelmus de Fontanis" among those who died in Palestine in [1191], presumably at the siege of Acre[1040].  Presumably Aleaume was closely related to Guy and Foulques, maybe he was their cousin. 

 

 

GAUTHIER [IV] de Fontaine, son of GAUTHIER [III] Seigneur de Fontaine & his wife Mathilde de Mons (-after Sep 1235)Seigneur de Fontaine.  Guy de Donstiennes donated property to Aulne, with the consent of “Dame Mathilde de Fontaines et de son fils Gautier”, by charter dated 1195[1041]"…Walteri de Fontanis…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[1042]Walterus dominus de Fontanis” donated “ecclesiam...de Boigniis” to Cambron, with the consent of “Basilia...uxor mea...Arnulfus dominus de Ham”, by charter dated 15 Apr 1211[1043].  “Walterus dominus de Ligne” donated “decimam...apud Ligne”, held in fief by “avunculo meo Waltero de Fontanis”, to Cambron by charter dated 20 Aug 1211, witnessed by “Fastredus de Ligne frater meus...[1044]Walterus dominus de Fontanis” noted that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” donated “decimam...apud Ligne” to Cambron abbey by charter dated 29 Aug 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...Gerardus de Veteri Condato et Andreas de Condato[1045]Walterus dominus de Fontanis” confirmed that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” had exchanged the dowry of “Margareta predicti Walteri uxor” by charter dated 21 Sep 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...[1046]Walterus de Fontanis” swore homage to the comte de Namur for “Busutum [Bossut], Villam in Brabantia...Pomeriolum [Pomerœul], Autregium [Autreges]...et Vilerot...Ollenguien...cum...feodis...quæ a me tenebat Walterus de Linea nepos meus” by charter dated 1211[1047]Parée cites a charter dated 1212 under which “Wauthier deuxième seigneur de Fontaine” granted privileges to his vassals at Fontaine, confirmed by “Baudhuin de Hennin douzième seigneur de Fontaine en 1422[1048]Gautier seigneur de Fontaines bailli de Hainaut” notified that “Mathilde de Ligne sa petite-fille veuve d’Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binches” had confirmed a donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”son mari défunt”, confirmed by “ses frères...Wautier et Fastré de Ligne” by charter dated Sep 1222[1049].  The Annales de l’abbaye de Saint-Ghislain record that “Wautier seigneur de Fontaine et de Boussu” donated “le courtil des Andous” to Saint-Ghislain, confirming donations disputed earlier by “Béatrix de Rumigny sa belle-mère [his paternal grandmother?]”, by charter dated 1233[1050]Wautier de Fontaines et ses enfants: savoir l’archidiacre de Valenciennes et Wautier de Fontaines chevalier” acted as guarantors for “Gérard seigneur de Busignies chevalier” concerning “la justice dans les ville et paroisse de Busignies” by charter dated Sep 1235[1051]

m BASILIA, daughter of ---.  “Walterus dominus de Fontanis” donated “ecclesiam...de Boigniis” to Cambron, with the consent of “Basilia...uxor mea...Arnulfus dominus de Ham”, by charter dated 15 Apr 1211[1052]

Gauthier [IV] & his wife had three children: 

1.         GAUTHIER [V] de Fontaine (-after 1245).  “Wautier de Fontaines et ses enfants: savoir l’archidiacre de Valenciennes et Wautier de Fontaines chevalier” acted as guarantors for “Gérard seigneur de Busignies chevalier” concerning “la justice dans les ville et paroisse de Busignies” by charter dated Sep 1235[1053]Walterus dominus de Fontanis” donated property to Fontaine Saint-Christophe, with the consent of “domine H. uxoris mee et N. filii mei archidiaconi Cameracnesis in Valencensis”, by charter dated 1245[1054]m H---, daughter of ---.  Walterus dominus de Fontanis” donated property to Fontaine Saint-Christophe, with the consent of “domine H. uxoris mee et N. filii mei archidiaconi Cameracnesis in Valencensis”, by charter dated 1245[1055]The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier [V] & his wife had three children: 

a)         NICOLAS de Fontaine (-[May 1272/1273])Walterus dominus de Fontanis” donated property to Fontaine Saint-Christophe, with the consent of “domine H. uxoris mee et N. filii mei archidiaconi Cameracnesis in Valencensis”, by charter dated 1245[1056]His parentage is confirmed by the following document: Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai named an arbitrator to settle a dispute with the countess of Flanders concerning “la vente de la forêt de Gimy, faite par Wautier de Fontaines père de l’évêque de Cambray” by charter dated 1250[1057]Seigneur de FontaineGallia Christiana records the succession of “Nicolaus de Fontanis, patre Waltero domino de Fontanis genitus dicitur, qui frater erat Godefridi episcopi” as bishop of Cambrai in [1248?][1058]Parée records that “le seigneur de Fontaine...Nicolas” joined the church and was successively “chanoine de Cambrai, archidiacre de Valenciennes et prévôit de Soignies...évêque de Cambrai[1059]Bishop of Cambrai [1248?].  Guy Count of Flanders confirmed that “Nicholes Evêque de Cambray et Sire de Fontaines” had granted payments “à prendre sur toute la terre de Fontaine” to “ses deux nièces de Fontaine, Mahaut et Isabelle, filles de Bauduin de Henin” by charter dated 25 Nov 1263[1060].  Nicolas de Fontaine Bishop of Cambrai exchanged property with the chapter of Condé, naming “Johannes de Hennin miles nepos noster”, by charter dated May 1272[1061]

b)         MATHILDE de Fontaine (-after Feb 1245)Baldouinus de Quinchy dominus de Hennin” sold property “in villa...de Vitriaco” to “domino meo Atrabensi episcopo Pontio”, making alternative provision for the dower of “uxori meæ Mathildi” should she survive him, by charter dated 1228[1062]Dancoisne names her “dame de Fontaine” without citing any source[1063], although later documentation indicates that Mathilde must have been the eventual heiress of Fontaine.  Le Boucq states that Baudouin de Hénin married “Mehault Dame de Fontaine”, the marriage arranged by her brother “Nicolas evesque de Cambray” (whose episcopal appointment accounted for the change of the seigneurie’s name to “Fontaine l’Evêque”)[1064].  As noted in the introduction to the Hénin section of the document NORTHERN FRANCE-ARTOIS, BOULOGNE, GUINES, Le Boucq’s work is in many details inconsistent with primary source documentation.  As Mathilde and Baudouin were already married in 1228, their marriage must have been arranged by her father or her paternal grandfather.  Mathilde’s family origin is confirmed by the charter dated 25 Nov 1263 under which Guy Count of Flanders confirmed that “Nicholes Evêque de Cambray et Sire de Fontaines” had granted payments “à prendre sur toute la terre de Fontaine” to “ses deux nièces de Fontaine, Mahaut et Isabelle, filles de Bauduin de Henin[1065]Balduinus de Hennin miles dominus de Quinci” sold “totam villam meam de Henin” to Robert Comte d’Artois, with the consent of “Balduini heredis mei primogeniti”, and granted property “apud Dourges et apud Noele [Noyelles]” as dower (and, if that represented insufficient compensation, property “ad terram meam de Quinci”) to “Mathildis uxor mea”, by charter dated Feb 1244[1066]m (before 1228) BAUDOUIN [IV] Seigneur de Hénin, son of BAUDOUIN [III] Seigneur de Quinchy & his first wife Marie de Hénin (-[1259/Dec 1265]). 

c)         YOLANDE de Fontaine (-after 1243).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: the couple’s son challenged the donation of Fontaine to his maternal aunt, and was compensated for renouncing his claims to Boussu in Feb 1276 (O.S.)[1067]m ALEXANDRE de Tupigny, son of --- (-before 1243). 

2.         --- de Fontaine (-after Sep 1235).  Archdeacon of Valenciennes: “Wautier de Fontaines et ses enfants: savoir l’archidiacre de Valenciennes et Wautier de Fontaines chevalier” acted as guarantors for “Gérard seigneur de Busignies chevalier” concerning “la justice dans les ville et paroisse de Busignies” by charter dated Sep 1235[1068]Parée records Nicolas de Fontaine successively as “chanoine de Cambrai, archidiacre de Valenciennes et prévôit de Soignies...évêque de Cambrai[1069], but the reference to a second Gauthier de Fontaine (presumably father of Nicolas, see above) in the Sep 1235 document suggests that the archdeacon of Valenciennes belonged to an earlier generation. 

3.         MARGUERITE de Fontaine (-26 Oct 1234, bur Cambron)Walterus dominus de Fontanis” confirmed that “Walterus de Ligne...consanguineus meus” had exchanged the dowry of “Margareta predicti Walteri uxor” by charter dated 21 Sep 1211, witnessed by “...Fastredus de Ligne...[1070]Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated Sep 1222 under which [her father] “Gautier seigneur de Fontaines bailli de Hainaut” notified that [her daughter] “Mathilde de Ligne sa petite-fille veuve d’Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binches” had confirmed a donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”son mari défunt”, confirmed by “ses frères...Wautier et Fastré de Ligne[1071]Walterus miles dominus de Lignea” donated “censum meum de Lignea...ecclesie de Spileu” to Cambron, for the soul of “domine Margarete...quondam uxoris mee” for her anniversary “in festo sancti Dionisii”, with the consent of “filii mei domini Walteri militis”, by charter dated Feb 1234 (O.S.)[1072]m (before 21 Sep 1211) as his first wife, GAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Ligne, son of --- (-3 Nov 1245, bur Cambron). 

 

 

 

B.      THUIN

 

 

Thuin is located about 20 kilometres south-west of Charleroi in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut. 

 

 

1.         ROGER de Thuin .  “Johannes advocatus Thudiniensis...et Gilles son fils...en âge légitime” acknowledged that Alne legitimately acquired its possessions at Alne “du temps de Henri évêque de Liège et de Rogier avoué de Thuin aïeul du dit Jean” and that “Gérard père du dit Jean” had required payments from the abbey, by charter dated 1209[1073]

 

2.         GERARD de Thuin (-[1196/1204]).  Alexander Bishop of Liège notified donations to Alne, including the donation of “à Fontaines...l’avouerie” made by “Gérard de Thuin du consentement de sa femme Béatrix et de ses co-héritiers”, by charter dated 1165, witnessed by “...Lodovicus advocatus Hasbanie...Manisserus de Hirge, Arnulphus de Sirche, Guedericus de Walecurt...[1074].  “...Gerardus de Tuin et frater eius Godefridus...” witnessed the charter dated 1169 under which “Wautier surnommé le Gaulois” returned “l’avouerie...qu’il possédait du chef d’Agnès sa femme au territoire de Viscourt” to “Jean de Marciennes” to donate to Alne[1075].  “Gérard avoué de Thuin” ratified the donation made to Alne by “Balduini de Merbes” by charter dated 1177, witnessed by “...Godefridus frater meus, Johannes filius meus...[1076].  “Gerardus advocatus Thudiniensis” certified that Lobbes held “Offregnies et...Thiegnies” which it had transferred to Alne by charter dated 1196[1077]m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  Alexander Bishop of Liège notified donations to Alne, including the donation of “à Fontaines...l’avouerie” made by “Gérard de Thuin du consentement de sa femme Béatrix et de ses co-héritiers”, by charter dated 1165, witnessed by “...Lodovicus advocatus Hasbanie...Manisserus de Hirge, Arnulphus de Sirche, Guedericus de Walecurt...[1078].  Gérard & his wife had children: 

a)         JEAN de Thuin (-[1219/30]).  “Gérard avoué de Thuin” ratified the donation made to Alne by “Balduini de Merbes” by charter dated 1177, witnessed by “...Godefridus frater meus, Johannes filius meus...[1079].  Hugues Bishop of Liège notified that “Jean avoué de Thuin, du consentement de Marie son épouse” donated property in woods “à Montengny” to Alne abbey, and that “Godefroid de Thuin, Wautier de Fontaines, et Thierri de Lerne” also transferred their rights in the woods to the abbey, by charter dated 1204[1080].  “Johannes advocatus Thudiniensis...et Gilles son fils...en âge légitime” acknowledged that Alne legitimately acquired its possessions at Alne “du temps de Henri évêque de Liège et de Rogier avoué de Thuin aïeul du dit Jean” and that “Gérard père du dit Jean” had required payments from the abbey, by charter dated 1209[1081].  “Johannes advocatus de Thudinio et Egidius de Thudinio [son fils]” consented to the donation of “decem bonuariis de Troncoit” made to Alne by “Elizabeth de Merbes dame de Bossuth” by charter dated 1219[1082]m MARIE, daughter of ---.  Hugues Bishop of Liège notified that “Jean avoué de Thuin, du consentement de Marie son épouse” donated property in woods “à Montengny” to Alne abbey, and that “Godefroid de Thuin, Wautier de Fontaines, et Thierri de Lerne” also transferred their rights in the woods to the abbey, by charter dated 1204[1083].  Jean & his wife had children: 

i)          GILLES de Thuin (-1246, bur Aulne)Johannes advocatus Thudiniensis...et Gilles son fils...en âge légitime” acknowledged that Alne legitimately acquired its possessions at Alne “du temps de Henri évêque de Liège et de Rogier avoué de Thuin aïeul du dit Jean” and that “Gérard père du dit Jean” had required payments from the abbey, by charter dated 1209[1084].  The bishop of Liège notified that “Gilles de Thuin fils de Jehan” relinquished his claim against Alne for the advocacy of “Offregnies et...Thiegnies” by charter dated 1219[1085].  “Gilles fils de Jean avoué de Thuin, au nom de son beau-père Thierri seigneur de Walcourt” confirmed the donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binche...” by charter dated Apr 1222[1086].  “Johannes advocatus de Thudinio et Egidius de Thudinio [son fils]” consented to the donation of “decem bonuariis de Troncoit” made to Alne by “Elizabeth de Merbes dame de Bossuth” by charter dated 1219[1087].  “E[gidius] advocatus de Thuin” acknowledged that he had no rights in the woods transferred to Alne at the time of the partition with “les hommes de Gozée et de Marbais” by charter dated 1230[1088]Epitaphs at Aulne abbey record the burial of Gilles de Thuin (died in 1246) and his wife Ida (died in 1257)[1089]m (before Apr 1222) IDA de Walcourt, daughter of THIERRY Seigneur de Walcourt & his first wife --- de Chiny (-1257, bur Aulne).  “Gilles fils de Jean avoué de Thuin, au nom de son beau-père Thierri seigneur de Walcourt” confirmed the donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binche...” by charter dated Apr 1222[1090].  The date of this charter suggests that this daughter was born from her father’s first marriage.  In addition, she is not mentioned in the various documents which all name his supposed children by his [second] marriage.  Epitaphs at Aulne abbey record the burial of Gilles de Thuin (died in 1246) and his wife Ida (died in 1257)[1091]

3.         GODEFROI de Thuin (-after 4 Mar 1201).  “...Gerardus de Tuin et frater eius Godefridus...” witnessed the charter dated 1169 under which “Wautier surnommé le Gaulois” returned “l’avouerie...qu’il possédait du chef d’Agnès sa femme au territoire de Viscourt” to “Jean de Marciennes” to donate to Alne[1092].  “Nicolas de Piriers” donated “terra de Bevernello et de nemore” to Alne, confirmed by “Gerardus advocatus Thudinii” by charter dated 1174, witnessed by “Godefridus frater Gerardi Thudinii advocati...Gerardus et Balduinus et Bastianus de Marbais...[1093].  “Gérard avoué de Thuin” ratified the donation made to Alne by “Balduini de Merbes” by charter dated 1177, witnessed by “...Godefridus frater meus, Johannes filius meus...[1094].  “...Godefridus de Tuin...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[1095].  “...Godefridus de Tuin...” witnessed the charter dated 4 Mar 1200 (O.S.) which records the settlement of a dispute between Mons Sainte-Waudru and “Adam de Ferraria...filius eorum Widricus” concerning land at Quécy[1096]

 

 

1.         JEAN de Thuin .  “Johannes advocatus (Thudiniensis dominus de Roianwes) et Agnes uxor eius” donated “decima de Leus” to Alne by charter dated Feb 1267[1097].  “Domini J. militis de Thudinio [...Jehans chevaliers voés de Thuin sires de Rainwés et de Montigni]” issued an arbitral decision in a dispute involving Alne abbey by charter dated 1277[1098]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Johannes advocatus (Thudiniensis dominus de Roianwes) et Agnes uxor eius” donated “decima de Leus” to Alne by charter dated Feb 1267[1099]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    SEIGNEURS d'ENGHIEN

 

 

The town of Enghien is located about 25 kilometres south-west of Brussels, and about 40 kilometres north-west of Charleroi, in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut. 

 

 

1.         ENGELBERT [I] d’Enghien (-after 1092)Raginerus Sonegiensis advocatus, Engelbertus de Adengien...” subscribed the charter dated 1092 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai freed the altar of Saint-Pierre in the church of Soignies[1100]

 

2.         BONIFACE [I] d’Enghien (-after 1117).  "...Bonefatius de Adenghien..." witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Burchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis en Broqueroie by Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut[1101] 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HUGUES d’Enghien (-after [1164/66]).  “Hugues d’Enghien, Gossuin son frère...” witnessed the charter dated 1122 under which “Alpayde noble dame” donated serfs to Ghislenghien[1102]"...Hugonis de Aingen..." witnessed the charter dated 1139 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut granted privileges to the Knights Templars[1103] Gertrudis castellana Montensis” donated “allodium...apud Inferiorem Eham et apud Maternam et apud Wolverkerke” to Eename abbey, with the consent of “...Hugone de Adengem...”, by undated charter[1104].   Eustachius del Ruez, Hugo de Adengen, Gossuinus de Mons, Theodericus de Ligne...” subscribed the charter dated 1147 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut terminated a dispute between Hautmont abbey and Nicolas d’Avesnes[1105]Hugo de Aengien et Gossuinus filius eius, Arnulphus de Gavra, Theodericus de Linia” subscribed the charter dated 1154 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed various properties to the church of Cambron[1106]"…Hugonis de Engien, Sigeri filii eius…" signed a charter dated 1157 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between the abbey of Crespin and "Theodericum, villicum suum de Harminiaco"[1107].  “Hugo de Aenghien et Gosuinus filius nobiles...” witnessed the charter dated to [1164/66] under which “fratrem Fastredum monachum” donated property to Grimbergen[1108]m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  She is named in the following charter of her grandson Engelbert [III] d’Enghien:  “Ingelbertus de Aienghem” donated property “in loco...Keth in parrochia de Marcha juxta Aienghem” to Grimbergen, and confirmed “nonam partem decime de Herinis” donated by “avia mea domina Beltris de Aienghem”, for the anniversary of “patris nostri Ingelberti”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1200[1109].  Hugues & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         SOHIER d’Enghien (-[1170]).  "…Hugonis de Engien, Sigeri filii eius…" signed a charter dated 1157 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between the abbey of Crespin and "Theodericum, villicum suum de Harminiaco"[1110]m as her first husband, IDA de Mons, daughter of GOSSUIN [II] de Mons & his wife Beatrix de Rumigny (-after 1185).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filium unicum Gossuinum et filias Ydam…et Mathildem…et Aelidem…et Rixam…et Beatricem…et Agnetem" as children of "Gossuino de Montibus" and his wife Beatrix de Rumigny, adding that Ida married "Sohero de Aenghen, postea Renero de Iacea et demum Balduino Carim"[1111].  She married secondly Renier de Jauche, and thirdly ([1185]) Baudouin de Rumes

b)         GOSSUIN d’Enghien (-after 1188).  Hugo de Aengien et Gossuinus filius eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1154 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed various properties to the church of Cambron[1112]...Gossuini de Angien...” subscribed the charter dated 1163 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between Hautmont abbey and Fulco d’Artres[1113].  “Hugo de Aenghien et Gosuinus filius nobiles...” witnessed the charter dated to [1164/66] under which “fratrem Fastredum monachum” donated property to Grimbergen[1114].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Gossuinus de Aenghien, Engelbertus et Bonifacius fratres eius..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[1115].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "...Gossuinus de Aenghien..." among those who supported “Gerardus de Sancto-Orberto armatus” in a duel at Mons in 1188[1116]

c)         ENGELBERT [II] d’Enghien (-after 1201).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Gossuinus de Aenghien, Engelbertus et Bonifacius fratres eius..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[1117].  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders granted himself “advocatiam” of Ninove and confirmed donations, including the donation of “quatuor bonaria terræ” made by “Ingelbertus de Adenghem” with the consent of “filii sui Ingelberti”, by charter dated 1201[1118]m ([1175?]) ELISABETH [de Trazegnies, daughter of ---] ([1155/65?]-before 1214).  Engelbertus dominus de Aienghien” confirmed the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" to Voorst abbey made by "Elisabeth mater mea piæ memoriæ" by charter dated 1214[1119].  Her family origin is indicated by the charter dated Mar 1224 under which [her son] Engelbert [III] Seigneur d’Enghien donated property, sealed by "Sigeri filii mei et Ostonis patrui mei"[1120].  The typical Trazegnies name “Oston” could refer to Oste [III], son of Oste [II] Seigneur de Trazegnies.  While “patruus” would normally indicate “paternal uncle”, the possibility that it was used as “maternal uncle” cannot be excluded: by analogy, the 4 Jan 1214 charter quoted below names Oste [III] as “avunculus” (=maternal uncle) of Oste [IV] Seigneur de Trazegnies.  A greater difficulty lies in the chronology.  The birth of Gilles [II] de Trazegnies, Oste [III]’s older brother, can reasonably be placed in [1170/75], while the two older children of Elisabeth’s son Engelbert [III] were born in the late 1190s/early 1200s, placing Elisabeth’s own birth in [1155/65].  That date appers incompatible with her being the daughter of Oste [II] Seigneur de Trazegnies, assuming that the birth of Gilles [I] (Oste [II]’s father) is correctly estimated to “before 1135?”.  The Marquis de Trazegnies explores alternative cogent possibilities, including Elisabeth’s birth in an earlier generation as well as a Trazegnies connection through the female line[1121].  In these cases, “patruus” in the Mar 1224 charter would indicate a more remote family relationship than uncle, but a broader interpretation of the term would be consistent with other examples noted elsewhere in Medieval Lands.  Engelbert [II] & his wife had one child:

i)          ENGELBERT [III] d’Enghien (-after Nov 1242)His parentage is confirmed by the following charter:  Ingelbertus de Aienghem” donated property “in loco...Keth in parrochia de Marcha juxta Aienghem” to Grimbergen, and confirmed “nonam partem decime de Herinis” donated by “avia mea domina Beltris de Aienghem”, for the anniversary of “patris nostri Ingelberti”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1200[1122]Seigneur d’Enghien

-         see below

d)         BONIFACE [II] d’Enghien (-after 1172).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Gossuinus de Aenghien, Engelbertus et Bonifacius fratres eius..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[1123]

e)         [ADE d’Enghien .  [A manuscript dated to [1180] records the betrothal and marriage of “Hugues l’aisné fils dudit Liebaz [li second]” and “une fille dou sire d’Enghien...Ade[1124].]  Léopold Delisle raised serious doubts about the authenticity of this document, as discussed in the introduction to the chapter dealing with the seigneurs de Bauffremont[1125].  Assuming that the report is accurate, from a chronological point of view Ade could have been the daughter of Hugues Seigneur d’Enghien.  m HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Bauffremont, son of LIEBAUD [II] [Seigneur] de Bauffremont & his wife Petronilla von Dachsburg (-before 1202).] 

2.         GOSSUIN d’Enghien (-after 1122).  “Hugues d’Enghien, Gossuin son frère...” witnessed the charter dated 1122 under which “Alpayde noble dame” donated serfs to Ghislenghien[1126]

 

 

1.         THOMAS d’Enghien (-after 1198)"...Thomas de Angien..." witnessed the charter dated 1198 under which the chapter of Soignies appointed a prebendary[1127]

 

 

ENGELBERT [III] d'Enghien, son of ENGELBERT [II] Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife Elisabeth [de Trazegnies] (-after Nov 1242).  His parentage is confirmed by the following charter:  Ingelbertus de Aienghem” donated property “in loco...Keth in parrochia de Marcha juxta Aienghem” to Grimbergen, and confirmed “nonam partem decime de Herinis” donated by “avia mea domina Beltris de Aienghem”, for the anniversary of “patris nostri Ingelberti”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1200[1128].  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders granted himself “advocatiam” of Ninove and confirmed donations, including the donation of “quatuor bonaria terræ” made by “Ingelbertus de Adenghem” with the consent of “filii sui Ingelberti”, by charter dated 1201[1129]Seigneur d’EnghienThe Chronicon Hanoniense records that Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut besieged "Anghien castrum" in 1191, but confirmed possession to “Engleberto de Anghien[1130].  “Engerbertus de Anghien...” witnessed the charter dated 1196 under which Baudouin Count of Flanders confirmed the restoration of “Gislardus” at “Herinis villa” subject to rights of Mons Sainte-Waudru[1131].  “Ingelbertus de Aienghem” donated property “in loco...Keth in parrochia de Marcha juxta Aienghem” to Grimbergen, and confirmed “nonam partem decime de Herinis” donated by “avia mea domina Beltris de Aienghem”, for the anniversary of “patris nostri Ingelberti”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1200[1132].  “...Engelbertus de Aengien...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[1133]"Ingelbertus de Aenguien et uxor eius Ida" pledged “decime...in tota parrochia et territorio de Herines” to Saint-Aubert abbey, with the consent of “dominorum suorum Egidii de Hallut, Razonis de Gavre junioris”, by charter dated Feb 1204 (O.S.)[1134].  “Englebertus dominus de Angien” confirmed the donation made to Cambron by “Wichardus de Escausines homo meus” by charter dated to [1207], subscribed by “...Henrici avunculi mei...[1135].  “Englebertus dominus de Engien” confirmed the donation made to Cambron by “Hawidis de Runchieres et Henricus filius eius” by charter dated 1212[1136].  “Englebertus de Aengien” donated “partem decime...apud Papengien” to Cambron by charter dated 4 Aug 1213, witnessed by “Sigerus filius meus...[1137].  “Engelbertus dominus de Aienghien” confirmed the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" to Voorst abbey made by "Elisabeth mater mea piæ memoriæ" by charter dated 1214[1138].  "Engelbertus dominus d’Angien" confirmed "decimæ in parochia de Breges" to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ in Cantiprato", with the consent of “uxore mea Ida et filiis meis Sigero et Jacobo”, by charter dated 1215[1139]Ingelbertus dominus de Aengien” donated “terram...et nemus de Bouttegnies in parochia de Roncheres” to Cambron, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Sygeri et Jacobi”, by charter dated May 1218[1140]Engelbert seigneur d’Aengin” donated “la dîme de Parvo Aengin” to Saint-Denis-en-Broqueroie, reserving usufruct to “son fils Hugues clerc chanoine de Tournai”, by charter dated May 1219, sealed by “Sohier son fils aîné[1141]Engelbertus dominus de Angien” confirmed the donation of property “in territorio de Lembeke” made by “pie memorie Jacobus filius meus” to Cambrai, with the consent of “fratris sui alterius filii mei Sygeri”, by charter dated 1223[1142].  “Engelbertus dominus de Enghien” confirmed the donation made to "ecclesiæ de Cantiprato" made by "dominus Joannes de Monte miles", with the consent of "Sigerus primogenitus domini de Enghien", by charter dated Jun 1234[1143]Englebertus dominus de Aenghien” confirmed the donation of revenue from land “in parrochia de Brege” to Mons Sainte-Waudru, with the consent of “Sygeri militis filii et heredis mei”, by charter dated Nov 1242[1144]

There is confusion concerning the wife or wives of Engelbert [III].  The sources quoted below indicate that Adelaide d’Avesnes was the mother of his oldest son and of his daughter Isabelle, and that Ida was his wife between 1204 and 1215.  Butkens (without citing any primary sources) reverses the order of these names, with "Ide d’Avesnes" as his first wife and "Adelive d’Oudenaerden" (sister of “Gisbert Sire d’Audenarde”, by whom Engelbert was childless) as his second[1145].  One possibility is that Engelbert married only once, his wife being known both as Adelaide and as Ida.  No primary source has been identified which indicates that either of his wives was a member of the Oudenaarde family. 

m [firstly] ADELAIDE d’Avesnes, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise (-[before 1204])The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "tertia…filia…Adeluya" married "domino de Enghien Engelberto"[1146]

m [secondly] IDA, daughter of --- (-after 1215).  "Ingelbertus de Aenguien et uxor eius Ida" pledged “decime...in tota parrochia et territorio de Herines” to Saint-Aubert abbey, with the consent of “dominorum suorum Egidii de Hallut, Razonis de Gavre junioris”, by charter dated Feb 1204 (O.S.)[1147].  "Engelbertus dominus d’Angien" confirmed "decimæ in parochia de Breges" to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ in Cantiprato", with the consent of “uxore mea Ida et filiis meis Sigero et Jacobo”, by charter dated 1215[1148]

Engelbert [III] & his [first] wife had two children: 

1.         SOHIER [Siger] d’Enghien (-after 13 Jun 1259).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Sigerus" as the son of "domino de Enghien Engelberto" and his wife[1149]Englebertus de Aengien” donated “partem decime...apud Papengien” to Cambron by charter dated 4 Aug 1213, witnessed by “Sigerus filius meus...[1150].  "Engelbertus dominus d’Angien" confirmed "decimæ in parochia de Breges" to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ in Cantiprato", with the consent of “uxore mea Ida et filiis meis Sigero et Jacobo”, by charter dated 1215[1151]Ingelbertus dominus de Aengien” donated “terram...et nemus de Bouttegnies in parochia de Roncheres” to Cambron, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Sygeri et Jacobi”, by charter dated May 1218[1152]Engelbert seigneur d’Aengin” donated “la dîme de Parvo Aengin” to Saint-Denis-en-Broqueroie, reserving usufruct to “son fils Hugues clerc chanoine de Tournai”, by charter dated May 1219, sealed by “Sohier son fils aîné[1153]Engelbertus dominus de Angien” confirmed the donation of property “in territorio de Lembeke” made by “pie memorie Jacobus filius meus” to Cambrai, with the consent of “fratris sui alterius filii mei Sygeri”, by charter dated 1223[1154]Sigerus de Aingem, domni Ingelberti de Aingem filius” confirmed the donation to Grimbergen made by “Walter miles de Lancrode, agens in extremis” by charter dated Dec 1227[1155]Engelbertus dominus de Enghien” confirmed the donation made to "ecclesiæ de Cantiprato" made by "dominus Joannes de Monte miles", with the consent of "Sigerus primogenitus domini de Enghien", by charter dated Jun 1234[1156].  “...Seierus de Aienghem et duo filii eius antenati...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[1157]Englebertus dominus de Aenghien” confirmed the donation of revenue from land “in parrochia de Brege” to Mons Sainte-Waudru, with the consent of “Sygeri militis filii et heredis mei”, by charter dated Nov 1242[1158]Seigneur d’EnghienSigerus dominus de Anghien” confirmed donations made to "ecclesiæ de Cantiprato" by "patris mei", with the consent of "Aelidis uxor prædicti Sigeri et Walterus primogenitus eorundem", by charter dated Sep 1246[1159].  “Walterus miles primogenitus...Sygeri domini de Aengien” confirmed the donation of “partem decime de Hoves” made by “Theoderico de Hoves milite” to Cambrai, in the presence of “domino et patre meo Sygero de Aengien...”, by charter dated Jul 1254[1160].  “Sohiers sires d’Ainghein et...Watiers ses fiux” granted a mill to “Pieron de Hesenain” by charter dated 13 Jun 1259[1161]m (before 1219) ALIX van Zotteghem, daughter of WALTER Heer van Zotteghem & his wife Richilde de Tournai (-after Sep 1246).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Sigerus…de Enghien" married "filia domini de Sottenghen"[1162]Sigerus dominus de Anghien” confirmed donations made to "ecclesiæ de Cantiprato" by "patris mei", with the consent of "Aelidis uxor prædicti Sigeri et Walterus primogenitus eorundem", by charter dated Sep 1246[1163]Sohier & his wife had ten children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [I] d’Enghien (-[9 May] 1271).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Walterus" as oldest son of "Sigerus…de Enghien" and his wife[1164]...Seierus de Aienghem et duo filii eius antenati...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[1165].  “Sigerus dominus de Anghien” confirmed donations made to "ecclesiæ de Cantiprato" by "patris mei", with the consent of "Aelidis uxor prædicti Sigeri et Walterus primogenitus eorundem", by charter dated Sep 1246[1166].  “Walterus miles primogenitus...Sygeri domini de Aengien” confirmed the donation of “partem decime de Hoves” made by “Theoderico de Hoves milite” to Cambrai, in the presence of “domino et patre meo Sygero de Aengien...”, by charter dated Jul 1254[1167].  “Sohiers sires d’Ainghein et...Watiers ses fiux” granted a mill to “Pieron de Hesenain” by charter dated 13 Jun 1259[1168]Seigneur d’Enghienm firstly MATHILDE de Barbançon, daughter of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Isabelle de Nesle.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Walterus…de Enghien" married firstly "filiam domini de Barbenchon Machtildem" by whom he was childless