HAINAUT

  v3.1 Updated 02 August 2014

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                COMTES de HAINAUT [998]-[1051] (REGINAR family) 5

Chapter 2.                VALENCIENNES. 22

A.         COMTES de la MARCHE de VALENCIENNES.. 22

B.         CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES (mid-11th CENTURY) 25

C.        CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES (SEIGNEURS de RIBEMONT, SEIGNEURS de BOUCHAIN) 26

Chapter 3.                COMTES de HAINAUT [1051]-1195 (COUNTS of FLANDERS) 31

Chapter 4.                COMTES de HAINAUT 1191-1244. 42

Chapter 5.                COMTES de HAINAUT 1244-1356 (AVESNES) 46

Chapter 6.                COMTES de HAINAUT 1356-1436 (WITTELSBACH) 58

Chapter 7.                SEIGNEURS d’ATH. 64

Chapter 8.                SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES, de LEUZE et de CONDE. 66

A.         SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES.. 66

B.         SEIGNEURS d’AVESNES, de LEUZE et de CONDE (d'OISY) 68

C.        SEIGNEURS de CONDE.. 84

D.        SEIGNEURS de CONDE (CHÂTILLON) 91

Chapter 9.                SEIGNEURS de BARBANÇON. 92

Chapter 10.              SEIGNEURS de BERLAIMONT. 99

Chapter 11.              SEIGNEURS de CHIEVRES. 105

Chapter 12.              SEIGNEURS de CHIMAY. 108

Chapter 13.              SEIGNEURS d'ENGHIEN. 112

Chapter 14.              SEIGNEURS de LENS. 123

Chapter 15.              SEIGNEURS de LIGNE. 127

Chapter 16.              MONS. 130

Chapter 17.              SEIGNEURS d´ORBAIS. 135

Chapter 18.              SEIGNEURS de RŒULX. 139

Chapter 19.              SEIGNEURS de SAINT-AUBERT. 147

Chapter 20.              THUIN. 151

Chapter 21.              COMTES et CHÂTELAINS de TOURNAI 154

A.         COMTES [de TOURNAI] 154

B.         CHÂTELAINS de TOURNAI 155

C.        SEIGNEURS d’ESPINOY et d´ANTOING.. 164

Chapter 22.              SEIGNEURS de TRAZEGNIES. 175

Chapter 22.              SEIGNEURS de WERCHIN. 182

 

 

 

 

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 set out in chapters 7 to 17 of 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 [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.         daughter.  Her 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 Flanders.  The 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. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    VALENCIENNES

 

 

A.      COMTES de la MARCHE de VALENCIENNES

 

 

The march of Valenciennes was established in the south of the county of Hainaut.  Emperor Otto II established marches on the right bank of the river Schelde from Valenciennes in the south to Antwerp in the north to counter the perceived threat from France during the early part of the reign of Arnoul II Count of Flanders[164].  The timing of the establishment of the march of Valenciennes is open to debate.  As can be seen below, Amaury is recorded as a count "ex pago Heinou" as early as [953/56], and is also named with the comital title (with no territorial epithet) at the same time as Richer is recorded as Comte de Hainaut (in 973).  The period over which Amaury is named in charters also overlaps with the countships of other known counts of Hainaut who are shown in Chapter 1 of this document.  There are two possible explanations for this anomaly.  The first alternative is the hypothesis that counties in the early imperial and Lotharingian counties were not necessarily co-extensive with the territorial jurisdiction of the counts who were installed in those counties.  In other words, the existence of more than one count in the same county at any one time was not an anomaly at all.  This theory is discussed more fully in the Introduction to the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY but, as noted there, the surviving primary sources are insufficiently precise to assert definitively that the hypothesis is correct.  The alternative explanation, suggested by Vanderkindere, is that the march of Valenciennes was established by Otto I King of Germany in the late 940s/early 950s and that Amaury was the first count of that march[165].  However, it does not appear that the political climate in Flanders/Hainaut during these early years of King Otto I's reign would have justified the establishment of military marches in the area at that time.  Both counties were then ruled by strong counts, Arnoul I in Flanders and Reginar [III] in Hainaut, who could probably have taken care of themselves in case of threat from France.  The solution to this conundrum is not obvious, but Amaury is shown below rather than as one of the line of generally accepted comtes de Hainaut in Chapter 1.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that the comte de Hainaut inherited the lands of "comite Valencenensi" after the last count died without direct heirs[166].  The text suggests that this occurred during the reign of Comte Herman (who ruled in the 1040s).  However, this was well after the death of Comte Arnoul [II] who is the last recorded count in the march of Valenciennes.  If the Chronicon accurately reports this event, it presumably means that the march continued to be ruled by counts separate from Hainaut for about thirty years after the death of Comte Arnoul [II], even though no record has been found of their names or activities.  After Valenciennes was incorporated into the county of Hainaut, the counts appointed châtelains of the castle of Valenciennes, who are shown in Parts B and C of this chapter. 

 

 

1.         AMAURY [I] (-after 12 Feb 973)Comte [de Hainaut].  [Comte de la marche de Valenciennes].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that Foubert Bishop of Cambrai purported to dissolve the marriage between "filiam Isaac" and "Amulricum comitem…ex pago Heinou" on grounds of consanguinity[167], dated to [953/56] because the preceding passage in the same source discusses the Hungarian invasion in 953 and because Bishop Foubert died in 956.  Emperor Otto I donated property to the monastery at Crespin, at the request of "Richizonis atque Amelrici comitum", by charter dated 12 Feb 973[168].  If these two sources are correctly dated, Amaury was count in Hainaut for approximately 20 years from 953 to 973.  This period overlaps with the countships of the other known counts of Hainaut who are shown in Chapter 1 of this document.  This anomaly is discussed in the Introduction to this chapter.  It should be noted that the extract from the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium which refers to Amaury's wife describes him as "comitem…ex pago Heinou" rather than "comitem Hainonensis".  m ([separated] [953/56]) --- de Cambrai, daughter of ISAAC Comte de Cambrai & his wife ---.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that Foubert Bishop of Cambrai purported to dissolve the marriage between "filiam Isaac" and "Amulricum comitem…ex pago Heinou" on grounds of consanguinity[169], dated to [953/56] because the preceding passage in the same source discusses the Hungarian invasion in 953 and because Bishop Foubert died in 956.  No contemporary Isaac has been identified other than the Comte de Cambrai, so it is assumed that he was the father of Amaury's wife. 

 

 

1.         ARNOUL [II] de Cambrai, son of ARNOUL [I] Comte de Cambrai & his wife Berta ---] (-23 Oct 1012).  He is recorded as a relative of Balderic [II] Bishop of Liège[170], who was the possible nephew of Berta, supposed mother of Comte Arnoul [II].  He is named as the son of Berta: The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records that "illustris femina domna Bertha vidua et Deo sacrata comitissa Flandrie" donated property to Saint-Trond on her deathbed for her burial there, and that after she died "Arnulfo...filio suo Flandrensi comiti" donated property in “villam Proviin in castellania Ylensi sitam iuxta fluvium Doulam...silvam...non longe a villa Merwel et unam decimam apud villam...Brustemium”, adding that Berta died “XVII Kal Aug” 967[171].  His inheritance of the county of Cambrai indicates that Arnoul [II] was most likely also the son of Comte Arnoul [I].  Comte de CambraiComte de la marche de Valenciennes (Comte de Hainaut).  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"[172].  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[173].  The Epistolæ Bambergenses name "Gottefredus et Arnulfus marchiones" among those who sent contingents for the Italian expedition of 980[174], which likely refer to Godefroi Comte de Verdun et de Hainaut (who was marquis d'Eenham) and Arnoul de Cambrai (marquis de Valenciennes).  The Translatio sancti Sulpicii names "Haynau comite Godefrido, Valentienarum quoque Arnulpho" as part of the dating reference for an event in [986/87][175].  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[176].  The Miracula S. Gisleni date one of the events recorded to "tempore Arnulfi et Raineri comitum…Hainacensium"[177], which suggests that Arnoul continued to enjoy some jurisdictional rights in the county of Hainaut even after the restoration of Comte Reginar [IV].  Emperor Otto III confirmed rights in "castellum sancta Marie…in pago Cameracensis ac comitatu Arnolfi comitis" to the bishop of Cambrai by charter dated 21 Apr 1001[178].  Heinrich II King of Germany granted "comitatum Chameracensem" to the bishop of Cambrai by charter dated 22 Oct 1007[179].  The necrology of Liège Saint-Lambert records the death "X Kal Nov" of "Arnulphi comitis que dedit nobis Viusaz"[180], which can be linked to the corresponding entry for his son's death.

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES (mid-11th CENTURY)

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Valenciennes, son of --- de Cambrai/Valenciennes & his wife --- .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, but it is likely that Hugues was the son of one of the brothers of Arnoul [I] Comte de Cambrai.  "Eustachio et Rogero comitibus…Rodulfo Tornacensi…Hugone Valentinianensi" is named in a charter dated 1125 among the barons present at a previous donation by Baudouin V Count of Flanders (dated to 1038)[181]Châtelain de Valenciennes

 

 

2.         ISAAC de Valenciennes (-after 1065).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, but it is likely that Isaac was closely related to the family of the Comtes de Cambrai, and was maybe the son of Hugues Châtelain de Valenciennes.  Châtelain de Valenciennes.  Isaac is named in two charters of Baudouin I Comte de Hainaut dated 1065[182].  “…Isaaci de Valentianis…” 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[183]...Ysaac Valencensis, Gossuini Montensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1065, after 4 Aug, which confirmed the restoration of property to Hasnon monastery by “Balduinus filius Balduini Philippi regis Francorum procuratoris et bajuli[184]m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1107 under which her daughter "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes[185].   Isaac & his wife had one child: 

a)         EMMISSA de Valenciennes (-after 1143).  Her parentage and first two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes, for the souls of "patris et matris [et] domini mei…Rogeri…de Wavring", signed by "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis, Godzewini de Avesnes…Godefridi de Arescod…"[186].   Her third marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1139 under which "Emeza, quæ cognominor comitissa, Ysaac et Mathildis filia, uxor Godefridi de Arescot" donated revenue rights to the abbey of Liessies, with the consent of "Balduino Montensi comite"[187].  She and her third husband donated property to the abbey of St Denijs in Liessies in 1139[188].  "Comitissa, uxor Godefridi de Arscoth" renounced her rights in the forest of Vicogne in favour of the abbey of Vicogne by charter dated 1143[189]m firstly ROGER [II] de Wavrin, son of --- (-before 1107).  m secondly (before 1107) FASTRE de Fossé, son of ---.  “...Fastredi de Fossato...” signed the charter dated 1089 under which Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut confirmed the donation of “alodium Vesinium” to Marchiennes[190]m thirdly [as his second wife,] GODFRIED van Aarschot, son of ARNOLD [II] Graaf van Aarschot & his wife --- (-after 1139). 

 

 

 

C.      CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES (SEIGNEURS de RIBEMONT, SEIGNEURS de BOUCHAIN)

 

 

1.         ANSELME [I] de Ribemont (-killed in battle Cassel 22 Feb 1071).  Seigneur de Ribemont en Vermandois.  The Fundatio Monasterii Aquicinctini records that "pater senex Ansellus" held "insula Aquicinnii" (l'île d'Anchin) from the bishop of Cambrai and was killed in battle at Cassel[191]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Anselmus de Monte-Ribodi" donated "villam Hertinium in pago Tornacensi" to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the consent of "Agnes mater mea", by charter dated to [1070/75][192].  Anselme [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ANSELME [II] (-killed Archis 1099).  "Anselmus de Monte-Ribodi" donated "villam Hertinium in pago Tornacensi" to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the consent of "Agnes mater mea", by charter dated to [1070/75][193].  Seigneur [Comte] de Ribemont.  “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[194].  “Anselmus Ribodimontensis comes” founded Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated 1083[195].  Philippe I King of France confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Ribemont by "Ansellus de Ribodimonte" by charter dated 1084[196].  Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed a donation by "Anselmus de Monte Ribodonis" to the abbey of Ribemont, for the soul of "patris sui Anselmi", by charter dated 8 Jan 1088 signed by "…Rotgeri Hislensis castellani…Evrardi Tornacensis castellani…Odonis de Duaco castellani…"[197].  The Fundatio Monasterii Aquicinctini records that "iunioris Anselli" founded the abbey of Anchin[198].  “Ansellus Valencen, castellan. Ribedimontis et Oestrevandie dominus” founded Anchin abbey by charter dated 1096, in the presence of “Godefridus de Ribodimonte filius meus...[199].  Philippe Count of Flanders states, in a charter dated 1181, that "Ansellus barbatus Ostrevannensis comes" had taken "la dime d'Aniches" from the abbey of Marchiennes[200].  The Liber de Restauratione S. Martini Tornacensis names "Anselmo de Ribemonte" among those who accompanied Robert II Count of Flanders on the First Crusade[201].  Albert of Aix names "…Anselmus de Riburgis monte…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[202].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1099 of "Anselmus de Ribodimonte"[203].  Albert of Aix records that "Anselmus de Riburgis Monte" was killed at "Archas" from "Willelmi…compatriotæ comitis Reimundi de Provincia" who had captured them when Antioch was occupied, dated to late 1098/early 1099 from the context[204]m BERTHE, daughter of ---.  Vanderkindere suggests that Berthe may have been the daughter of Isaac Châtelain de Valenciennes (see Part B above), to explain the transmission of the châtellenie between the two families[205].  Anselme [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          GODEFROI [I] .  “Ansellus Valencen, castellan. Ribedimontis et Oestrevandie dominus” founded Anchin abbey by charter dated 1096, in the presence of “Godefridus de Ribodimonte filius meus...[206].  "Godefridus filius Anselli de Ribodimonte et Rainerus dapifer illius" donated property to "Aquicinensis cœnobii" by charter dated 1103, witnessed by "Hugo castellanus Valentianensis…"[207]Châtelain de Valenciennes.  Godefroi de Ribemont, son of Anselme, confirmed his father's last wishes by two charters dated 1104[208].  “Gerardus [error for Godefridus] Anselmi filius de Ribodimonte” confirmed donations to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas made by “pater meus Anselmus” by charter dated 1104, subscribed by “Godefridi comitis...[209].  "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes[210].   m as her first husband, AGNES de Roucy, daughter of EBLES [II] Comte de Roucy & his wife Sibylle of Apulia.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Wiscardus et Thomas et Hugo congnomento Cholez et filie" as children of "Ebalo comite de Roceio", specifying that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Godefridus de Ribodio" and, after his death, "domino de Basengi" by whom she had "Wiscardum eiusdem loci dominum"[211].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to another sister of "Wichardum de Rocheio et comitem Hugonem Cholet" as wife first of “mariti sui de Ribodimonte” and secondly of “domno de Claromonte in Basigneio[212].  She married secondly (before 1119) Simon [II] Seigneur de Clermont [en-Basogny].  Godefroi [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GODEFROI [II] (-after [1125]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi"[213].  Seigneur de Bouchain.  Châtelain de Valenciennesm (after 1120) as her second husband, YOLANDE van Gelre heiress of Dodenweerd, widow of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut, 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"[214].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Yolendis de Gelra" as mother of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco"[215].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi"[216].  Godefroi [II] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       GODEFROI [III] .  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam…", adding that "frater eorum Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" acquired "castellarium Valencenensem et totam hereditatem eorum tam in Ostrevanno quam in Cameracesio"[217]Châtelain de Valenciennes

(2)       BERTHE .  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[218].  The Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos records that "Ægidius…adolescens, natus ex Gerardi Malo-filiastro" married "Bertam, comitis Balduini Hainoensis sororem non germanam", without the consent of the count, in 1151[219]m firstly OTTO Comte de Duras, son of GISELBERT Comte de Duras & his first wife Gertrud --- (-1147).  m secondly (1151) as his first 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). 

ii)         [HUGUESChâtelain de Valenciennes.  "Godefridus filius Anselli de Ribodimonte et Rainerus dapifer illius" donated property to "Aquicinensis cœnobii" by charter dated 1103, witnessed by "Hugo castellanus Valentianensis…"[220].  "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes[221].] 

iii)        AGNES (-after 1127).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Agnes" as daughter of "Anselmus de Ribodimonte", and names her son "Gossuino"[222].  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[223].  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[224]m GOSSUIN d'Oisy Seigneur d'Avesnes, son of FASTRE [I] d'Oisy & his wife Ida d'Avesnes (-1127). 

b)         AGNES de Ribemont (-22 Dec ----).  Orderic Vitalis names her as the sister of Anselm de Ribemont, and alleges that she fell in love with Robert III Duke of Normandy, whose wife was poisoned soon after[225].  The necrology of Longueville records the death 22 Dec of “domina Agnete comitissa condam de Longa Villa...instauratrix et pro majori parte hædificatrix et dotatrix ecclesiæ nostræ[226]m WALTER Giffard Earl of Buckingham, son of WALTER Giffard Seigneur de Longueville & his wife Ermengarde --- (-in England 15 Jul 1102, bur Longueville, Normandy[227]). 

 

 

1.         PETRONILLE de Bouchain (-after 1144).   The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that “Arnoldus...iuvenis” married “comitis Flandrie Theoderici neptem...Petronillam de Buchenio[228].  Her link with the family of the châtelains de Valenciennes is suggested by the similarity between “de Buchenio” and “Bochesin”, the epithet attached to Godefroi [II] Seigneur de Bouchain and Châtelain de Valenciennes (see above).  Her precise relationship with Thierry Count of Flanders has not been traced.  m ARNAUD [II] Seigneur d´Ardres, son of ARNAUD [I] Seigneur d´Ardres & his wife Gertrude ---  (-before 1144). 

 

 

1.         GODEFROI de Ribemont (-after 1135).  "Gofridus...de Ribodi-monte et Ansellus filius eius, Henricus comes [...Novi-castri], Clarembaudus et Elisabeth uxor eius" founded the monastery of Signy "in territorio Signiacensi et apud sanctum Petrum super Veel, Libercei, Membiis, Drezia et Harlivilla",  and confirmed the donations of land “in...Roseto” by “Clarembaldus” by charter dated 1135[229]m ---.  The name of Godefroi´s wife is not known.  Godefroi & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANSELME de Ribemont"Gofridus...de Ribodi-monte et Ansellus filius eius, Henricus comes [...Novi-castri], Clarembaudus et Elisabeth uxor eius" founded the monastery of Signy "in territorio Signiacensi et apud sanctum Petrum super Veel, Libercei, Membiis, Drezia et Harlivilla",  and confirmed the donations of land “in...Roseto” by “Clarembaldus” by charter dated 1135[230]

 

 

1.         JOSBERT (-[Nov 1219/Dec 1221]).  Seigneur de Ribemont.  The abbey of Ribemont Saint-Nicolas leased “mansionem...apud Tenellam” to “domino Elberto de Ribodimonte et domine Yde de Irone uxoris eius” by charter dated to the early 13th century[231].  The bishop of Laon confirmed that he had received a donation for Ribemont Saint-Nicolas from “domnus Jobertus miles de Ribodimonte” by charter dated Nov 1219[232]m as her first husband, IDA de Irone, daughter of ---.  The abbey of Ribemont Saint-Nicolas leased “mansionem...apud Tenellam” to “domino Elberto de Ribodimonte et domine Yde de Irone uxoris eius” by charter dated to the early 13th century[233].  “Ida de Irone quondam uxor domini Joberti de Ribodimonte” donated half “mansione...apud Tenellas” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Dec 1221[234].  She married secondly Gilles Châtelain de Bapaume, Seigneur de Beaumetz.  “Egidius castellanus Bapalmarum et domnus Bellimansi et Yda domna d´Iron uxor mea” donated their share of “capellanie de Tenalliis” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Apr 1230[235]

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         JEAN de Ribemont (-after 1225). 

2.         ALIDE de Ribemont (-after 1225).  Dame de Benay.  Aelide dame de Benai sœur de Jean seigneur de Ribemont, veuve de Gui châtelain de Hirson” donated “le wionage de Séry, Méxières, Ribemont, Thenailles, Origny-Sainte-Benoîte” to Foigny by charter dated 1225[236]m GUY Châtelain de Hirson, son of --- (-before 1225). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    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"[237].  "Balduino frater eius [Arnulphum occiso]" is named in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin[238].  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[239].  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[240].   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…"[241].  William of Tyre names "Baudoin comte de Hainaut" among those who left on the First Crusade with Robert Count of Flanders[242].  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[243].  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[244].  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[245].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1084 of "Idam filiam Henrici Lovaniensis" and "comes Montensis Balduinus"[246].  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[247].  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[248].  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"[249].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a second unnamed sister of "comitis Hainoniensis" who married "Thome de Marla"[250].  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"[251].  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[252], 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"[253].  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"[254].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "primogenitus Balduinus…secundus Arnulphus" as sons of "Balduino comiti Hanoniensi"[255]

-        SEIGNEURS DE 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[256].   

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[257]

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[258].   

9.         RICHILDIS de Hainaut ([1095]-after 1118).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richeldis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "comiti Montisforti"[259].  Orderic Vitalis names "Richenda" as wife of Amaury de Montfort, but does not give her origin[260]m ([1115], divorced 1118) AMAURY [III] Seigneur de Montfort, son of SIMON 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"[261].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "Hugoni de Ruminio"[262], 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"[263]The necrology of Floreffe records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Adeleidis fundatricis ecclesie beate Marie Boni Fontis"[264]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"[265].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "filius eius [=Balduino]"[266].  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[267].  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…"[268].   The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis, Balduini comitis et Yde comitisse filius" was buried in the church of Mons[269]

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")[270].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Yolendis de Gelra" as mother of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco"[271].  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[272].  She married secondly (after 1120) Godefroi [II] de Ribemont Châtelain de Valenciennes.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi"[273]

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[274].  He succeeded his father in 1120 as BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut.  

-        see below

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"[275]

-        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 Hainaut.  The 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"[276].  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"[277].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m (before 9 Aug 1138) ROGER [III] 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"[278].  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"[279].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[280], 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[281].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinum et Richeldem" as children of Comte Baudouin and his wife Yolande[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].  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…"[284].  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[285].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Balduinus [marito Alidis comitissa]" was buried "Bincii in monasterio sancta Marie"[286]

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[287].  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[288].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Alithiam" as sister of "Godefridus frater Henricum", specifying that she married "Hainoensi comiti Balduino"[289], 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"[290]

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[291], 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"[292].  "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"[293]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"[294]

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"[295].  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"[296].  "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[297]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 Boisgency (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"[298].  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"[299].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "V Id Aug" of "domina Laureta de Montemorenciaco"[300]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"[301].  "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…"[302].  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[303].  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"[304]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"[305].  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, 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"[306].  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)[307].  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"[308].  "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[309].  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"[310].  She succeeded her brother in 1191 as MARGUERITE I Ctss of Flanders

-        see Chapter 3. COMTES de HAINAUT 1191-1244

7.         HENRI de Hainaut (-after 1207).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum, Godefridum secundum, Balduinum tercium, Heinricum quartam" as the sons of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite"[311].  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"[312].  "…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[313].  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[314]m firstly JOANNA van Peteghem, daughter of JAN [I] Heer van Peteghem en Cysoing & his wife Pétronille d’Oisy.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly ANASTASIA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1205.  Henri & his first wife had two children:

a)         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut (-young).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

b)         PHILIPPE de Hainaut .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Sebourg.  m --- d'Estrepy, daughter of ALARD d'Estrepy & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Philippe & his wife had five children: 

i)          BAUDOUIN de Sebourg .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

ii)         PHILIPPE de Sebourg .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

iii)        ISABELLE de Sebourg (-after 1274).   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[315].  Heiress of Sebourg and Fontaine l’Evêque.  1274.  m firstly BAUDOUIN de Hénin-Liétard libre Baron de Fontaine l’Evêque.  m secondly as his first wife, ARNOUD Heer van Oudenaarde, son of JAN Heer van Oudenaarde & his second wife --- . 

iv)       JEANNE de Sebourg .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Quesnoy.

v)        ALIX de Sebourg .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m GAUTHIER de Bousies, son of ---.

Henri & his second wife had two children:

c)         SIBYLLE de Hainaut .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Ghislenghien.  1205.

d)         YOLANDE de Hainaut .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Ghislenghien.  1205. 

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 Hainaut .  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 (fourth among those listed) "Berta [uxor] Egidio de Sancto Auberto Cameracensis dyocesis" by whom she had "Gerardum et sororem illius"[316]

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[317].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the death in 1179 of "Gerardus comitis Hanoniensis fraters ed non germanus" and his burial "in monasterio beate Waldetrudis"[318]

11.       GUILLAUME de Hainaut (-after 8 Nov 1219[319])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[320].  "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[321].  "…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[322].  "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…"[323].  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[324].  "De Werchin" 1193.  Regent of Hainaut 1201-1205.  Chancellor of Flanders.  Vogt of Saint-Saulve 1212.  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[325], but the primary sources on which this information is based have not been identified): 

a)         HELVIDE de Hainaut .  Vögtin 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[326].  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. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    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"[327].  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)[328].  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"[329].  "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[330].  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[331].  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[332].  "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…"[333].  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[334].  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[335].  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"[336]

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"[337].  She succeeded her brother in 1191 as MARGUERITE I Ctss of Flanders.  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XV Kal Dec" of "Margareta comitissa Hainonensis"[338]

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"[339].  He succeeded his mother in 1194 as BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders, and his father in 1195 as BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut.    

-        see below

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"[340].  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[341].  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[342].  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[343].  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[344].  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[345].  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[346].  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[347].  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[348]

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"[349].  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"[350].  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[351].  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"[352]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[353]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[354]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    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"[355].  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[356].  His parentage is recorded by Matthew of Paris in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[357].  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[358].  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[359].  He and his brother were legitimated by the Pope in 1251, on the request of their mother[360].  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[361].  King Louis required his brother to renounce any claim to Hainaut in his judgment of 1256[362]

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[363].  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[364].  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[365]

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[366].  He succeeded his paternal grandmother in 1280 as JEAN II Comte de Hainaut.  He succeeded in 1299 as JAN II Count of Holland

-        see below

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"[367].  Canon at Cambrai and Liège 1282.  Provost of St Lambert at Liège 1286.  Provost at Maastricht.  Archdeacon of Louvain.  Bishop of Metz 1283.  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[368].  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[369].  Archdeacon 1281/92.  Provost of St Lambert 1282/1301.  He was elected Bishop of Liège in 1292.  Bishop of Utrecht 1301-1317.  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[370].  Guy had four illegitimate children by unknown mistress (the primary sources which confirm their parentage and marriages have not yet been identified):

a)         MARIE ([1291]-after 1 Sep 1344).  m AREND van Amstel, son of --- ([1291]-).

b)         ALEID (-1347).  m (1316) OTTO [II] van Asperen, son of ---

c)          ALEID .  Nun.

d)         GEERTRUIDm PIETER van den Vlieten, son of --- (-before 1324).  

5.         GUILLAUME de Hainaut ([1254]-1296).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Cambrai 1286. 

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[371].  He was invested as FLORENT Prince of Achaia by King Charles in 1289, jointly with his wife, at the time of their marriage[372].  His reign in Achaia was marked by a period of stability after he negotiated a seven-year truce with the Byzantines of Mistra[373]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[374].  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[375].  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[376]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"[377]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[378].  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[379].  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 parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Flines 1276. 

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[380].  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"[381]

Comte Jean II & his wife had twelve children (the order of these children shown here is approximately as set out in Europäische Stammtafeln[382], 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[383].  Seigneur de Beaumont 1299.  Graf van Oostrevant 1299.  Betrothed (1296) to BLANCHE de France, daughter of PHILIPPE III "le Hardi" King of France & his second wife Marie de Brabant (1278-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[384].  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[385]The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that "Robertus comes Attrebati" married "filiam Johannis Hanoniæ" as his third wife[386]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"[387]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 (-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[388], although there appears to be some confusion among the daughters listed.  m (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 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[389].  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[390].  He succeeded his father in 1304 as GUILLAUME III Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM III Count of Holland

-        see below

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[391].  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 (-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 Borsselen, 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[392]

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[393], although there appears to be some confusion among the daughters listed.  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1310 of "Ludovicus Roberti Clarimontis filius" and "sororem comitis Hannoniæ"[394]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[395]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[396]-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 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[397], 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).  Seigneur de Bruyelle. 

-        VAN BRUELIS

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)m firstly ([1312]) WOLFARD [II] van Borselen, son of WOLFARD [I] Heer van Borselen & his first wife Cibilie de Randerode (-[30 May 1316/6 Apr 1317]).  m secondly (1317) OTTO Heer van Buren, son of --- (-before 1326). 

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[398].  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[399].  The same source records the marriages of the same two daughters taking place at Köln 26 Feb 1324[400].  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[401].  The contract of marriage between Marguerite and Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria is dated 15 Aug 1323[402].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the marriage "apud Aquisgranum" of "Wilhelmus comes Hollandie…Margaretam filiam suam" and "Ludovico duci Bavarie, imperatori Romanorum"[403].  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"[404].  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[405].  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[406].  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.    

-        see below, Chapter 5. 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…"[407].  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[408].  The same source records the marriages of the same two daughters taking place at Köln 26 Feb 1324[409].  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"[410].  Froissart names "Jehane et…Issabiel" as the sisters of "Phelippe…roine d´Engleterre", adding in a later passage that "Jehanne…estoit contesse de Jullers"[411].  [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)[412].  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[413].  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"[414].  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"[415].  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[416].  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[417]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"[418].  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[419]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"[420].  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[421].  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[422]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) 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 (-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.

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    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"[423].  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"[424].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the marriage "apud Aquisgranum" of "Wilhelmus comes Hollandie…Margaretam filiam suam" and "Ludovico duci Bavarie, imperatori Romanorum"[425].  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[426] 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"[427]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[428].  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"[429].  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).  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"[430].  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[431].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Albertus palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" married "Margaretam filiam Ludovici ducis de Briga ex Polonia"[432]

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). 

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"[433].  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"[434]m (dispensation 28 Dec 1377, Geertruidenberg 1379) WILLEM Duke of Gelderland, 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"[435].  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"[436].  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"[437]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"[438].  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).  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"[439].  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"[440]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).  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"[441].  The Necrologium Austriacum refers to the wife of Duke Albrecht as "ein fuerstin von Holland"[442]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[443].    

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"[444].  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"[445]

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). 

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).  She succeeded her father in 1417 as JACQUELINE Ctss de Hainaut, JACOBA Ctss of Holland and Zeeland, but this was disputed by her uncle.  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.  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)[446], 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 7.    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 de Ath, son of --- Seigneur de Athm as her second husband,  ADA de Roucy, 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[447].  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"[448].  She married thirdly Thierry Seigneur d'Avesnes.   Gauthier & his wife had two children: 

a)         BEATRIX de Ath .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "Guidonem [de Guisia] qui habuit sororem" whose husband was "Arnulfo, fratre Balduini comitis Hainonensis"[449].  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Arnulpho, fratri comitis de Hainau Balduini" and his wife "Beatricem filiam [Waltero de Aat] et Ade [filiam] Eustacii del Rues"[450]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"[451]same person as...?  IDA de Ath (-after 1129).  Ida de Ath is named in secondary sources as the wife of Guy de Chièvres, but the primary source which confirms her family origin has not yet been identified.  She is named in the charter dated 1161 under which [her daughter] “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Ghislenghien, stated to have been founded by “genitricis nostre Ide[452].  Her co-identity with the wife of Gossuin [II] de Mons was suggested by Roland in his study of the seigneur de Florennes/Rumigny[453].  The debate revolves around two charters which name the founder of the abbey of Saint-Ghislain.  Firstly, [her son] Nicolas de Mons Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Saint-Ghislain 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[454].  Secondly, the charter dated 1161 which is quoted above.  The former document dated 1143 makes it clear that Gossuin [III] de Mons and Eva de Chièvres jointly owned “villa Gisbecca” which, if the present hypothesis is correct, would have been inherited from their mother.  From a chronological point of view, the hypothesis is workable: the daughter of Guy de Chièvres had one child by her first husband who was killed in 1137, which would be possible if Gossuin [II] died in the early part of the date range [1122/26] and his widow had remarried immediately after his death.  A rather garbled variation of the hypothesis was indicated by Gazet in the early 17th century when he said that Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai was “issu de la noble famille de Widon seigneur de Chieures et de madame Ide[455].  The chronology would be very tight for Nicolas also to have been born from his mother’s supposed second marriage.  An alternative hypothesis would be if Saint-Ghislain was founded jointly by two noblewoman named Ida (who would presumably have been closely related to each other) and that the documents dated 1143 and 1161 name these two different persons.  Ida is named in two documents in relation to the family of Gossuin de Mons.  Reiffenberg records that “Ide” returned serfs to Saint-Ghislain, in the presence of “ses fils Gossuin et Isaac et d’Isembert leur oncle”, by charter dated 1126[456].  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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[457].  [m firstly GOSSUIN [II] de Mons, son of GOSSUIN [I] de Mons & his wife Ermengarde --- (-[1122/26]).]  m [secondly] GUY de Chièvres, son of --- (-[1120/29]). 

2.         [ISEMBERT (-after 1126).  Reiffenberg records that “Ide” returned serfs to Saint-Ghislain, in the presence of “ses fils Gossuin et Isaac et d’Isembert leur oncle”, by charter dated 1126[458].  If “leur oncle” in this document is a translation of “avunculus”, and if that term is interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle, Isembert could have been the brother of Gauthier Seigneur de Ath.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    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[459]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"[460]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...[461].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Theoderico Avesniensi" as husband of "Ada [filia Hilduini comitis]"[462].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that the "abbatia de Letiis" was restored by "Theodericum de Avesnis et Aldam uxoris eius"[463].  “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[464]m as her third husband, ADA de Ramerupt, widow firstly of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Guise and secondly of GAUTHIER Seigneur de 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"[465].  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Ada" as wife of "Theodericus"[466].  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Ada de Avesnis cognata" of "Ebalus filius [Petronillæ]"[467].  She and her third husband built the convent of Lessies, where she retired after his death and was buried[468]

b)         sons .  The Chronicon Lætiense names "Theodericus" as one of the sons of "Wedricus cognomen Ad-barbam"[469].  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[470].  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[471].  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"[472]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"[473]

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"[474]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[475].  “...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[476].  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"[477].  The Chronicon Lætiense records the death of "dominus Gozvinus" and his burial "ante hostium basilice sancte Marie"[478]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"[479].  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[480].  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[481]

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"[482].  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"[483].  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[484].]  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"[485].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "nepos suus ex sorore Walterus cognomina Plukellus" succeeded "Goswinus de Oysiaco, castellanus Cameracensis"[486]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"[487]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"[488].  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"[489].  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"[490].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "filio suo [=Gualterus] Teoderico", specifying that he married "sororem Balduini comitis Montensis"[491].  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"[492].  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[493], 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[494].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "altero filio suo [=Gualterus] Nicholao", specifying that he succeeded in "castrum Avesniense et Bracbantum"[495]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 Tornac ensem" as the sons of "Galterum de Avennis" & his wife Ida[496].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis records that "tercio vero filio advocationem Tornacensem [=Gualterus] tradidit", without naming him[497].  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[498].  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[499].  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"[500].  The Continuatio Aquicinctina of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1190 of “Evrardus Tornacensis episcopus[501]

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[502].  "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"[503].  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 .

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"[504]

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[505]

viii)     three daughters.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis records "quatuor filias [advocationem Tornacensem =Gualterus]" who were married, but does not name them[506]

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[507]

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"[508]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[509].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "altero filio suo [=Gualterus] Nicholao", specifying that he succeeded in "castrum Avesniense et Bracbantum"[510].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filius eius Nicolaus Plukellus" succeeded "Walterus cognomina Plukellus"[511]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"[512]

m (before 1150) as her second husband, MATHILDE de la Roche, widow of THIERRY 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"[513].  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"[514].  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[515].  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"[516].  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"[517]

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]"[518].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Iacobum et Idam castellanam Sancti Audemari" as children of "Nicolao de Avenes" & his wife[519].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iacobum" as son of "Nicholaus filius [Walteri…de Avethnes]" & his wife[520].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Jacobum et Fastradum" as the two sons of "Nicolaus Plukellus"[521].  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[522]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[523].  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[524]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[525]"The bravest knight in Flanders", he left on crusade in [Sep] 1189[526].  He arrived off Acre in [Nov] 1189 and took part in the siege of the town[527].  He was killed in battle fighting Saladin with Richard I King of England[528].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iacobus de Avethnia" among those who died in Palestine in [1191][529].  The Chronicle of Ernoul records that "Jakemes d'Avesnes li bons chevaliers" was killed fighting the Muslims at Arsuf[530].  The Annales Aquicinctini record that "Iacobus de Avesnis" was killed by Saracens in 1192[531].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Id Sep" of "domnus Jacobus de Avenes"[532]m ([1163/68]) ADELINE de Guise, daughter of BOUCHARD Seigneur de Guise & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Adelviam Buchardi de Guisa filiam" as wife of "Iacobum [filium Nicholai…de Avethnes]"[533].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" married "Adeluyam unicam filiam Bouchardi domini de Guisia"[534]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[535]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]"[536].  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[537]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[538]Comte de Blois, in right of his wife.  The necrology of La Cour-Dieu records the death “V Id Jul” of “Galterius de Avernis[539]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[540].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records "la fille dou conte Thibaut de Blois" being the wife of "Otes dus de Borgoigne"[541].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "dominus Galterus filius [Jacobi] primogeniti" married "Margareta comitatus Blesensis hærede"[542].  "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"[543].  The necrology of the abbey of Vauduisant records the death "IV Id Jul" of "comitisse Blesensis Marguerite"[544].  The necrology of La Cour-Dieu records the death “IV Id Jul” of “comitissa Blesensis[545].  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"[546].  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[547]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.

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[548].  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names "Buchardi Avenennsis" as brother of "Galteri comitis Blesensis", specifying that he married "Margareta"[549].  Seigneur d´Etroen.  Bailli de Hainaut.  Canon of Saint Pierre at Lille.   

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c)         JACQUES d'Avesnes .  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[550].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iacobus filius Iacobi, frater Gualteri de Avenis"[551].  1185/96.  Seigneur de Landrechies.  m --- 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[552].  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"[553].  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[554].  “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[555].  “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[556].  “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[557].  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[558]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 May 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 "Aelidis secunda filia" married "domino Rogero de Rosoy" by whom she had one son and four daughters and naming their descendants[559].  “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[560].  “Rogiers sires de Rosoy et de Chaumont” granted rights to the inhabitants of Rozoy, with the consent of “Aelis ma famme”, by charter dated May 1249[561]m ROGER Seigneur de Rozoy, son of RENAUD Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Juliane de Rumigny (-after May 1249). 

g)         ADELAIDE d'Avesnes (-[23 Sep 1266]).  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[562]m ENGELBERT [IV] Seigneur d'Enghien, son of --- Seigneur d´Enghien & his wife Elisabeth de Trazegnies (-after 1242). 

h)         ADE d'Avesnes (-after 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"[563].  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[564].  Heiress of Hans.  “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[565]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 (before 1223) 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[566].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the daughter of "Nicholaus filius [Walteri…de Avethnes]" & his wife as "Willelmo…castellano Sancti Audomari maritatam"[567].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Nicolaus Plukellus…filiam…Ydam" married "castellano Sancti Audomaro Wilelmo"[568].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.  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 ---.  1178/1190. 

3.         FASTRE d'Avesnes .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Jacobum et Fastradum" as the two sons of "Nicolaus Plukellus"[569].  Avoué of La Flamengerie.  m ---.  The name of Fastre's wife is not known.  Fastre & his wife had three children: 

a)         NICOLAS d'Avesnes .  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, naming "primogenitus dominus Nicolaus"[570].  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"[571].  Nicolas & his wife had one child: 

i)          FASTRE d'Avesnes .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Fastradi secundi" as oldest son of "[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus"[572].  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"[573].  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[574]

(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"[575]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[576]m ARNOUL de la Hamaide, son of ---. 

ii)         BAUDOUIN (-after 1233).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Balduinus…Fastradi frater"[577]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[578], 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[579]

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[580]

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)[581]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[582]

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"[583]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[584]

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

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"[585].  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[586]

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"[587].  The Chronica Monasterii Sancti Bertini records that "secunda filia Margareta" was born after her parents left on their travels[588].  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[589].  After her father's death, she was sent to Paris with her sister on the orders of Philippe II King of France[590].  Matthew of Paris names Bouchard as first husband of Marguerite in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[591].  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[592].  Pope Gregory IX declared the marriage invalid 31 Mar 1237 and the children illegitimate[593].  She married secondly ([18 Aug/15 Nov] 1223) Guillaume [II] Seigneur de Dampierre.  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon records the marriage of "Marghareta" and "Willelmo de Dampetra"[594].  Matthew of Paris names Guillaume as second husband of Marguerite in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[595].  The Annales Blandinienses record the succession in 1244 of "Margareta soror eius [=Iohanna comitissa}"[596].  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[597].  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"[598]

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[599].  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"[600].  His parentage is recorded by Matthew of Paris in his description of the background to the war in Flanders in 1254[601].  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"[602].  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"[603].  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[604].  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[605].  He and his brother were brought up in France after his parents separated, considered illegitimate because of the Papal annulment of their marriage[606].  Seigneur de Beaumont.  He and his brother were legitimated by the Pope in 1251, on the request of his mother[607].  The Necrologio Sanctæ Waldetrudis records the death "IV Id Apr" of "domini Balduini de Avesnes militis"[608]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[609]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"[610].  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"[611]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[612].  “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[613]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[614]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[615]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"[616].  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"[617].  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"[618].  An order dated 7 Oct 1277 relates to attorneys appointed by "John de Aveynes and Agnes his wife" relating to affairs in Ireland[619].  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"[620].  The Gesta Baldewini de Luczenburch names "Domina Beatrice de Bellomonte in Hannonia" as wife of "Henrico Comite Luczelinburgensi"[621].  She was heiress of the seigneuries of Dourlers and Consorres[622].  She was regent of Luxembourg 1288-1295, during the minority of her son, after which she retired to Valenciennes[623]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 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). 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         MATTHIEU (-after 1216).  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[624]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[625]

2.         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[626]

 

 

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[627].  “Rogerius in parte dominus de Condato” donated dîmes from property, previously received by "duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero…quoad vixerint", to the church of Condé, with the consent of "Nicolai filii mei", by charter dated to [1200] witnessed by "Nicolaus de Condato et Gerardus frater eius…"[628].  "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[629]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"[630].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XI Kal Oct" of "Aleidis de Condei"[631]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[632].  Roger & his first wife had four 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[633].  “Rogerius in parte dominus de Condato” donated dîmes from property, previously received by "duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero…quoad vixerint", to the church of Condé, with the consent of "Nicolai filii mei", by charter dated to [1200] witnessed by "Nicolaus de Condato et Gerardus frater eius…"[634]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[635].  “Hugo de Lens” donated “decimam...de Chanaste” to Cambron abbey by charter dated May 1219, witnessed by “...Nicholaus de Condato...Balduinus de Condato...[636]Seigneur de Bailleul.  Seigneur de Condé.  The necrology of Brogne records the death "IX Kal Jul" of "Nicholaus…dominus de Condato"[637]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[638].  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[639]

-         see below

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[640]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 .  “Rogerius in parte dominus de Condato” donated dîmes from property, previously received by "duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero…quoad vixerint", to the church of Condé, with the consent of "Nicolai filii mei", by charter dated to [1200] witnessed by "Nicolaus de Condato et Gerardus frater eius…"[641]

c)         GODEFROI (-1238).  “Rogerius in parte dominus de Condato” donated dîmes from property, previously received by "duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero…quoad vixerint", to the church of Condé, with the consent of "Nicolai filii mei", by charter dated to [1200] witnessed by "Nicolaus de Condato et Gerardus frater eius…"[642]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[643].  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[644]

d)         GAUTHIER .  “Rogerius in parte dominus de Condato” donated dîmes from property, previously received by "duobus filiis meis clericis Godefrido et Gualtero…quoad vixerint", to the church of Condé, with the consent of "Nicolai filii mei", by charter dated to [1200] witnessed by "Nicolaus de Condato et Gerardus frater eius…"[645].  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[646].  The abbess of Aywier acknowledged that Mesires Jakèmes sires de Balluel et de Morialmeis” held land “à Florines” by charter dated 1257[647].  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[648].  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[649]

m (before 8 Sep 1235) AGNES de Rœulx, daughter of EUSTACHE Canivet Seigneur de 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[650]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[651]

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[652].  “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[653].  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[654].  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[655].  Seigneur de Morialmes: 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[656]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 Oct 1281).  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[657].  La Gorgue-Rosny records her parentage and marriage but does not cite the corresponding primary source[658].  "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[659].  "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[660].  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[661]

b)         GUILLAUME de Condé (-12 Jul 1302)Seigneur de Bailleul. 

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c)         AGNES (-10 Nov 1301).  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[662]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[663]m (before 1284) DIRK van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude, son of DIRK van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude & his wife Marguerite de Brienne (-before Oct 1293). 

d)         JEANNEDame Agnes femme de...Thierry seigneur de Bevere chevalier châtelain de Dixmude” approved the act whereby her husband granted dowry to “sa sœur Jeanne” on her marriage to “Wautier seigneur de Nevele châtelain de Courtrai” by charter dated 27 Jun 1284[664]m ([27 Jun] 1284) GAUTHIER Seigneur de Nevele Châtelain de Courtrai, son of ---. 

e)         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[665]m GERARD [V] Seigneur de Jauche, de Hierges et de Baudeur, son of --- (-before 1314). 

f)          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[666].  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[667]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[668]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. 

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[669]

Guillaume & his wife had six children: 

1.         ROBERT de Condé (-13 Apr 1359)Seigneur de Bailleul.  m firstly ISABELLE de Hénin, daughter of BAUDOUIN de Hénin Seigneur de Fontaine-l´Evêque & his wife --- (-31 Aug 1349).  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 wife ---.  Robert & his first wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE de Condé "de Morialmes" (31 Oct 1345-)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).  Seigneur de Morialmes, de Bailleul et de Fontaine 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]).  She married secondly Simon [II] Graf von Salm

2.         JEANNE (-[1325])m (before 19 Sep 1319) FASTRE Seigneur de Ligne, son of --- (-Venice 28 Dec 1337, bur Venice). 

 

 

 

D.      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[670]Seigneur de Condé, de Leuze, de Carency, de Huquoy et d'Aubigny. 

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 four children: 

1.         HUGUES de Châtillon (-1329)Seigneur de Condé, de Leuze, de Carency, de Buquoy, de Duisant et d´Aubigny.  m (after 1322) 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 --- (-after 1348).  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE de Châtillon (-15 Aug 1371)Dame de Condé, de Leuze, de Carency et de Duisant.  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).  Dame d´Ailly.  m firstly JEAN de Picquigny Seigneur d´Ailly, son of FERRY de Picquigny Seigneur d´Ailly-sur-Somme et de Hervey & his wife Beatrix de Nesle Dame de Falvy (-[Jan 1346/Mar 1348]).  m secondly (before 1354) JEAN [II] Comte de Grandpré, son of JEAN [I] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Jeanne --- (-after 13 Jun 1373). 

2.         GUY de Châtillon (-after 1349).  Seigneur de Blais et de la Bastie.  m YOLANDE de Chimay, daughter of ---. 

3.         BEATRIX de Châtillon (-after 1350)The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage "dominica in octabas apostolorum" in 1315 of "Johannes filius Flandrensis ---" and "filiam comitis Sancti Pauli"[671]m (1315) JEAN de Flandre Seigneur de Crèvecœur et d'Alleux, son of GUILLAUME de Flandre Seigneur de Dendermonde et de Crèvecœur & his wife Alix de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (-killed in battle 2 May 1325).  He succeeded his brother in 1320 as Seigneur de Dendermonde et de Nesle-en-Picardie. 

4.         ISABELLE de Châtillon (-19 May 1360)m (1311) GUILLAUME de Coucy, son of ENGUERRAND [V] Seigneur de Coucy [Guines] & his wife Christian de Lindsay (-1335).  He succeeded his father after 1321 as Seigneur de Coucy. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    SEIGNEURS de BARBANÇON

 

 

The village of Barbançon, now called Barbençon, is located just south-east of the town of Beaumont in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut.  Seigneurs de Barbançon are recorded in primary sources from the mid 12th century. 

 

 

1.         ISAAC de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Ysaac de Barbencion, pari castro Montensis" when recording his marriage[672]m --- de Rumigny, daughter of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Rumigny & his second wife Aleidis de Hainaut.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the second married "Isaac de Barbenzun" by whom she had daughters[673].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a fourth unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "Ysaac de Barbencion, pari castro Montensis, qui filium habuit Nicholaum"[674].  Isaac & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         NICOLAS [I] de Barbançon (-after 1202).  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a fourth unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "Ysaac de Barbencion, pari castro Montensis, qui filium habuit Nicholaum"[675]Seigneur de Barbançon.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Nycholaus de Barbencione..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[676]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[677]"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…"[678].  “Hugo de Ruminiaco dominus de Florinis” waived payments from Alne abbey by charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Nicholaus de Barbenzione et Walterus de Cheveren viri nobiles...[679].  “...Nicholaus de Barbencione...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[680].  "…Nicolai de Barbençon…Gilonis de Barbençon…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[681]Nicholaus de Barbencon” donated “decimam de Asquillies” to Brogne, with the consent of “Egidii filii sui”, by charter dated 1202[682]m --- de Saint-Aubert, daughter of GILLES [II] de Saint-Aubert & his first wife Berthe de Ribemont.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[683].   Nicolas [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          GILLES de Barbançon (-[1242/43]).  "…Nicolai de Barbençon…Gilonis de Barbençon…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[684]Nicholaus de Barbencon” donated “decimam de Asquillies” to Brogne, with the consent of “Egidii filii sui”, by charter dated 1202[685]

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ii)         [ANSELME de Barbançon (-after 1251).  “Egidius dominus de Barbenchon...Anselmus de Barbenchon prepositus Ekensis et canonicus maioris ecclesie in Leodio et Gerardus dominus de Jacea” reached agreement with Alne and “magistri G[ossuini] de Sorre” by charter dated 1232[686].  The parentage of Anselme has not been confirmed.  From a chronological point of view, it appeas likely that he was the son of Nicolas [I] de Barbançon.  “Anselmus dictus de Barbenchon canonicus maioris ecclesie Leodiensis et Eiquensis prepositus et Osto dominus de Ruanweis” declared the limits of fishing rights of Alne by charter dated 1251[687].] 

b)         daughters .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the second married "Isaac de Barbenzun" by whom she had daughters[688].  The number of daughters is not known. 

 

 

GILLES de Barbançon, son of NICOLAS [I] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife --- (-[1242/43]).  "…Nicolai de Barbençon…Gilonis de Barbençon…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[689]Nicholaus de Barbencon” donated “decimam de Asquillies” to Brogne, with the consent of “Egidii filii sui”, by charter dated 1202[690]Egidius dominus de Barbenchon...Anselmus de Barbenchon prepositus Ekensis et canonicus maioris ecclesie in Leodio et Gerardus dominus de Jacea” reached agreement with Alne and “magistri G[ossuini] de Sorre” by charter dated 1232[691]

m (before 1217) ELISABETH de Merbes, daughter of ---.  “Elizabeth de Merbis” donated “Donstevene” to Alne, with the consent of “Gilles de Barbençon son époux”, by charter dated 1217[692].  “Elizabeth dame de Merbes” confirmed the donation “de uno bonario terre apud Donstevene” to Alne made by “Ghislain clerc de Beaumont”, by charter dated 1224[693]

Gilles & his wife had children: 

1.         NICOLAS [II] de Barbançon (-[1256]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   “Nicholas sires de Barbecon” granted exemptions to the inhabitants of Fontaine-Valmont by charter dated May 1248[694]m (before 6 Apr 1244) ISABELLE de Nesle, daughter of [JEAN [II] Comte de Soissons & his first wife Marie de Chimay].  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[695], but the primary source on which this affiliation is based has not been identified.  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la fille le conte Raoul de Soissons...Yzabiaus" (Raoul who died 1235) married "monseignour Nicolon...sires de Barbenson apres la mort son pere"[696].  From a chronological point of view, this seems improbable.  It is more likely that Isabelle was the daughter of Jean [II] Comte de Soissons.  The primary source which confirms that this parentage is correct has not been identified.  Nicolas [II] & his wife had [seven or more] children: 

a)         MATHILDE de Barbançon .  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[697].  Assuming that this source is factually correct, from a chronological point of view Mathilde must have been the daughter of Nicolas [II] Seigneur de Barbançon.  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "monseignour Jehan de Barbenson...leur sereurs, li ainsnee...Mahaus" married “monseignour Wautier d’Engien, ainsne fil monseignour Sohier d’Engien; mais elle moru sans hoir[698]m as his first wife, GAUTHIER [I] Seigneur d´Enghien, son of SOHIER Seigneur d´Enghien & his wife --- de Zotteghem (-[9 May] 1271). 

b)         JEAN [I] de Barbançon (-16 Feb 1312, bur Abbaye de la Thure).  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la fille le conte Raoul de Soissons...Yzabiaus" (Raoul who died 1235) married "monseignour Nicolon...sires de Barbenson apres la mort son pere" by whom she had “2 filz et pluseurs filles, li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans” who inherited “la terre de Barbenson” after his father died[699]

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c)         NICOLAS de Barbançon (-1313)The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes names "monseignour Jehan de Barbenson...Monseignour Nicholas son frere"[700].  Seigneur de Villiers-Sire-Nicole et de Braine-l´Alleud.  m firstly ALEXANDRINE de Ruès Dame d´Hussignies et de Boussut-lez-Walcourt, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her family origin and marriage has not yet been identified.   m secondly IDA d´Antoing, daughter of HUGUES [II] Seigneur d´Antoing et d´Espinoy & his second wife Marie van Peteghem.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “filiarum...Hugonis de Antoing ex uxore secunda...altera...Yda” married "domino Nicolao de Barbenchon fratri...domini Joannis"[701].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "monseignour Jehan de Barbenson...Monseignour Nicholas son frere" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Yde...suer germaione la femme monseigneur Jehan de Barbenson son frere"[702].  Nicolas & his first wife had one child: 

i)          NICOLAS de Barbançon (-[1331/45]).  Seigneur de Villiers-Sire-Nicole et de Braine-l´Alleud.  m (Papal dispensation 22 Mar 1329) MARGUERITE de Looz, daughter of JEAN [II] de Looz Seigneur de Warcq, d´Agimont et de Givet & his wife Marie de Nesle.  Nicolas & his wife had one child: 

(1)       JEANNE de Barbançon .  Dame de Villiers-Sire-Nicole et de Braine-l´Alleud.  m GERARD d´Enghien Seigneur d´Havré Châtelain de Mons, son of --- (-after 1385). 

d)         YOLANDE de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "monseignour Jehan de Barbenson...leur sereurs...li autre suer...Yolens" married “monseignour de Harnes, qui ot di li 2 fils, li ainsnes...Hues et li autres Michies[703].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Hugo”, son of “Michaël”, married “sorore domini Joannis de Berbenchon[704]m HUGUES d’Antoing Seigneur de Harnes, son of MICHEL d’Antoing Seigneur de Harnes & his first wife --- de Gavre. 

e)         --- de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "monseignour Jehan de Barbenson...leur sereurs...la tierce" married “monseignour Ernoul d’Astainnes[705]m ARNOUL d’Astainnes, son of ---. 

f)          daughters .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "monseignour Jehan de Barbenson...leur sereurs...aucune des autres furent rendues[706]

2.         HELVIDE de Barbançon (-after 1282).  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "…uxor nostra Heluigis"[707].  Her parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[708], but the primary source on which this affiliation is based has not been identified.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato…primogenitus filiorum Jacobus" (by his second wife) married "filia domini Nicolai de Barbenchon" by whom he fathered two sons "Henricum et Jacobum"[709].  From a chronological point of view it is unlikely that this source is accurate: it is more likely that Jacques´s wife was the daughter of Gilles de Barbançon.  The primary source which confirms that Jacques´s wife was the widow of Egidius Berthout has not yet been identified.  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly EGIDIUS [II] Berthout Heer van Berlaer, son of EGIDIUS [I] Berthout Heer van Berlaer & his wife Catharina --- (-before 1245).  m secondly (before Jun 1238) JACQUES de Grandpré Seigneur de Hans, son of HENRI [III Comte de Grandpré & his second wife Ada d´Avesnes (-before 8 Jul 1249).  m thirdly (before May 1256) GERARD [III] d´Ecry, son of ---. 

 

 

JEAN [I] de Barbançon, son of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Elisabeth de Nesle (-16 Feb 1312, bur Abbaye de la Thure).  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la fille le conte Raoul de Soissons...Yzabiaus" (Raoul who died 1235) married "monseignour Nicolon...sires de Barbenson apres la mort son pere" by whom she had “2 filz et pluseurs filles, li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans” who inherited “la terre de Barbenson” after his father died[710].  “Jean sire de Barbenchon” confirmed the sale to Epinlieu abbey made by “monseigneur Nicholon son père” by charter dated Sep 1261[711].  An undated charter records that “Aelis femme jadis mon signeur Iehan d’Avesnes” returned property at Angleçon-Spine, jurisdiction over which was claimed by “monsigneur Iehan de Barbenchon chevalier et après de Jehan sen fil[712]

m MARIE d´Antoing, daughter of HUGUES [II] Seigneur d´Antoing et d´Espinoy & his second wife Marie van Peteghem (-bur Abbaye de la Thure).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “filiarum...Hugonis de Antoing ex uxore secunda, primogenita...Maria” married "domino de Barbenchon Joanni" by whom she had “plures...liberos[713].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles[714]

Jean [I] & his wife had fourteen children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de Barbançon (-5 Oct 1332).  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans, li secons...Hues...li tiers...Gilles...chanonnes de Nostre-Dame de Tournai, li quars...Nicholas...clers et chanoines de Lobes, li 5 filz...Raous et fut clers, li 6 filz...Alars, li 7...Michies et li 8...Jehans li Petis[715].  An undated charter records that “Aelis femme jadis mon signeur Iehan d’Avesnes” returned property at Angleçon-Spine, jurisdiction over which was claimed by “monsigneur Iehan de Barbenchon chevalier et après de Jehan sen fil[716]m (before 1314) EUSTACHIE de Dargies, daughter of RENAUD [II] Seigneur de Dargies et de Catheux & his wife Agnes --- (-16 Jan 1357).  She is named in the genealogical table which illustrates Carolus-Barré’s study of Renaud [II] Seigneur de Dargies[717]

-        SEIGNEURS de BARBANÇON[718]

2.         HUGUES de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans, li secons...Hues...li tiers...Gilles...chanonnes de Nostre-Dame de Tournai, li quars...Nicholas...clers et chanoines de Lobes, li 5 filz...Raous et fut clers, li 6 filz...Alars, li 7...Michies et li 8...Jehans li Petis[719]

3.         GILLES de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans, li secons...Hues...li tiers...Gilles...chanonnes de Nostre-Dame de Tournai, li quars...Nicholas...clers et chanoines de Lobes, li 5 filz...Raous et fut clers, li 6 filz...Alars, li 7...Michies et li 8...Jehans li Petis[720]

4.         NICOLAS de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans, li secons...Hues...li tiers...Gilles...chanonnes de Nostre-Dame de Tournai, li quars...Nicholas...clers et chanoines de Lobes, li 5 filz...Raous et fut clers, li 6 filz...Alars, li 7...Michies et li 8...Jehans li Petis[721]

5.         RAOUL de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans, li secons...Hues...li tiers...Gilles...chanonnes de Nostre-Dame de Tournai, li quars...Nicholas...clers et chanoines de Lobes, li 5 filz...Raous et fut clers, li 6 filz...Alars, li 7...Michies et li 8...Jehans li Petis[722]

6.         ALARD de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans, li secons...Hues...li tiers...Gilles...chanonnes de Nostre-Dame de Tournai, li quars...Nicholas...clers et chanoines de Lobes, li 5 filz...Raous et fut clers, li 6 filz...Alars, li 7...Michies et li 8...Jehans li Petis[723]

7.         MICHEL de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans, li secons...Hues...li tiers...Gilles...chanonnes de Nostre-Dame de Tournai, li quars...Nicholas...clers et chanoines de Lobes, li 5 filz...Raous et fut clers, li 6 filz...Alars, li 7...Michies et li 8...Jehans li Petis[724]

8.         JEAN de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...li ainsnes de ses filz...Jehans, li secons...Hues...li tiers...Gilles...chanonnes de Nostre-Dame de Tournai, li quars...Nicholas...clers et chanoines de Lobes, li 5 filz...Raous et fut clers, li 6 filz...Alars, li 7...Michies et li 8...Jehans li Petis[725]

9.         MARIE de Barbançon .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...des filles, li ainsnee Marie...mariee a monseignour Robert d’Aske, encore ot il 6 autres filles, mais il n’en avoit plus de mariees[726]

10.      five daughters .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles...des filles, li ainsnee Marie...mariee a monseignour Robert d’Aske, encore ot il 6 autres filles, mais il n’en avoit plus de mariees[727]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  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 Bouchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis near Mons[728].  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 Saint-Ghislain in 1133, a donation which was confirmed “cinquante ans après par le Pape Luce III[729].  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 Saint-Ghislain near Mons).  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 Saint-Ghislain in 1133, a donation which was confirmed “cinquante ans après par le Pape Luce III[730].  Gilles de Chin was the hero of a 15th century epic poem written by Gautier de Tournay[731].  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[732].  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"[733].  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[734]m as her first husband, EVA de Chièvres, daughter of GUY de Chièvres & his wife Ida [de Ath] (-after her third husband).  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Saint-Ghislain, including the donation of “unum mansum in Bovingis” made by "Domina Æva quæ cognominatur Domoisuns" for the soul of "viri sui Ægidii", by charter dated 1143[735].  She married secondly Raso [IV] van Gavre.  “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Saint-Ghislain (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated , signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[736].  She married thirdly Nicolas [III] de Rumigny Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny.  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the wife of "Nicholaus [qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" as "Damison de Cirvia"[737].  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"[738]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[739].  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[740].  “...Egidius de Berlenmont...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[741]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[742].  “Egidius de Busegnies” confirmed donations to Saint-Aubert made by “domino et fratre meo Gerardo de S. Auberto” by charter dated Jul 1217[743].  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[744].  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[745].  Her parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[746], 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.)[747].  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[748]

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[749]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"[750].  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[751]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[752].  [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[753]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"[754]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"[755].  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"[756]

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[757]

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[758].  “...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[759]

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[760]

 

 

1.         HENRI (-after Aug 1321).  The relatiionship, if any, between Henri and the preceding family has not been ascertained.  Seigneur de Berlaimont.  “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[761].  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[762]

 

 

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 that they adopted the name “Chin” from his maternal grandfather.  From a chronological point of view, it appears possible that Gilles [VII] de Chin and his son Giles [VIII] were the same persons as Gilles [V] de Berlaimont and his son Gilles [VI] who are named above. 

 

1.         GILLES [VII] de Chin (-[after 1308]).  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[763].  [Seigneur de Berlaimont.  Guillaume Comte de Hainaut and his mother granted compensation “à prendre sur les revenus de la ville et châtellenie de Bouchain” to “Gilles sire de Berlaimont chevalier” as compensation for his father Jean Comte de Hainaut having burned “le château de Berlaimont”, by charter dated 1308[764].]  m ---.  The name of Gilles’s wife is not known.  Gilles [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GILLES [VIII] 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[765]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[766]

 

2.         --- de Berlaimont Seigneur de Berlaimont.  It is not known whether this person was the same as Gilles [VII] or Gilles [VIII] de Chin who are named above.  m (after 1283) as her second husband, MARIE de Chaumont, widow of ARNOUD van Oudenaarde Heer van Lummen, 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[767].  

 

 

1.         GILLES [IX] de Chin (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  [A charter dated 4 Sep 1412 records that nobles messires Gilles de Berlaimont et de Piereweis boutilliers de Haynnau” restored the abbey of Saint-Ghislain in its rights relating to the “quemin qui va de Basècles à Pierewés[768].  It is possible that this charter relates to Gilles [IV] de Chin, whose presumed ancestors held the seigneurie de Berlaimont.  If that is correct, the route by which he inherited the seigneurie de Perwez has not been established.]  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[769]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[770]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  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[771]

 

 

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[772].  “...Walcheri de Chervia...” witnessed the charter dated 1089 under which “Theodoricus” donated property to Marchiennes abbey[773]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GUY de Chièvres (-[1120/29]).  “...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[774].  "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[775].  “...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[776]m [as her second husband,] IDA [de Ath], [widow of GOSSUIN [II] de Mons,] daughter of [GAUTHIER de Ath Seigneur de Ath & his wife Ada de Roucy] (-after 1129).  She is named in the charter dated 1161 under which [her daughter] “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Saint-Ghislain, stated to have been founded by “genitricis nostre Ide[777].  Her co-identity with the wife of Gossuin [II] de Mons was suggested by Roland in his study of the seigneur de Florennes/Rumigny[778].  The debate revolves around two charters which name the founder of the abbey of Saint-Ghislain.  Firstly, Nicolas de Mons Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Saint-Ghislain 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[779].  Secondly, the charter dated 1161 which is quoted above.  The former document dated 1143 makes it clear that Gossuin [III] de Mons and Eva de Chièvres jointly owned “villa Gisbecca” which, if the present hypothesis is correct, would have been inherited from their mother.  From a chronological point of view, the hypothesis is workable: the daughter of Guy de Chièvres had one child by her first husband who was killed in 1137, which would be possible if Gossuin [II] died in the early part of the date range [1122/26] and his widow had remarried immediately after his death.  A rather garbled variation of the hypothesis was indicated by Gazet in the early 17th century when he said that Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai was “issu de la noble famille de Widon seigneur de Chieures et de madame Ide[780].  The chronology would be very tight for Nicolas also to have been born from his mother’s supposed second marriage.  An alternative hypothesis would be if Saint-Ghislain was founded jointly by two noblewoman named Ida (who would presumably have been closely related to each other) and that the documents dated 1143 and 1161 name these two different persons.  This is the assumption adopted in 1869 by the Analectes pour servir à l’histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, without any argument discussing the position or indicating that another hypothesis is possible[781]Ida is named in two documents in relation to the family of Gossuin de Mons.  Reiffenberg records that “Ide” returned serfs to Saint-Ghislain, in the presence of “ses fils Gossuin et Isaac et d’Isembert leur oncle”, by charter dated 1126[782].  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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[783].  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         EVA [Damison] de Chièvres (-after her third husband).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "miles...Rasso de Gaura" married "Damison de Cirvia" after the death of “Egidii de Cin[784].  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Saint-Ghislain, including the donation of “unum mansum in Bovingis” made by "Domina Æva quæ cognominatur Domoisuns" for the soul of "viri sui Ægidii", by charter dated 1143[785].  “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Saint-Ghislain (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated 1161, signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[786].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the wife of "Nicholaus [qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" as "Damison de Cirvia"[787]m firstly GILLES de Chin Seigneur de Berlaimont, son of --- (-killed in battle [Roullecourt] [1137], bur Saint-Ghislain near Mons).  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[788]

 

 

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[789].  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[790]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  SEIGNEURS de CHIMAY

 

 

Chimay is located about 25 kilometres due south of Beaumont in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut, close to the French border.  Chimay is recorded in primary sources from the early 11th century.  As noted below, the information in such sources is not precise enough to trace a continuous line of descent of the early seigneurs de Chimay with any certainty, although the repeated use of the name Alard suggests that all these individuals were closely related.  In the early 13th century, Chimay passed by marriage to the family of the comtes de Soissons.  Chimay passed, with other territories, to Jean de Hainaut Seigneur de Beaumont, younger brother of Guillaume III Comte de Hainaut, who married Marguerite de Nesle Ctss de Soissons in [1317].  It was inherited by the couple’s daughter Jeanne de Beaumont and her children by her first husband Louis de Châtillon Comte de Blois. 

 

 

1.         ALARD [I] de Chimay (-after 1031).  "...Adelardum de Cymaco..." subscribed the charter dated 1031 under which "Godeschalcus præpositus" founded a college of canons at Liège Saint-Barthélemy[791]

 

2.         GAUTHIER de Chimay (-after 1065).  “…Walteri de Cimai…” 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[792]

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         ALARD [II] de Chimay (-after [1114/15], maybe after 1123).  “Alardus de Cimai...” subscribed the charter dated 1111 under which Odon Bishop of Cambrai lifted the sentence of excommunication passed by Pope Paschal II against “Gossuinus dominus Avesnensis” for invading the property of the abbey of Liessies[793].  Raoul Archbishop of Reims confirmed various donations to the abbey of Liessies, including the donation of “duas partes villæ...Adat” donated by “domina Beatrix Laudunensis” witnessed by “...Alardi de Cimay fratris eiusdem dominæ...”, by charter dated [1114/15][794].  [“...Alardus de Cimaco...” witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which “Gobertum de Bioul” transferred property “de nemoribus...Marlania et de Bioul” to Pierre Comte d’Auxerre[795].  It is not certain whether the witness was Alard [II] or Alard [III].]  m ---.  The name of Alard’s wife is not known.  Alard [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "filia Alardi de Cimaco" as the unnamed first wife of "Nicholaum"[796].  The chronology of the Rumigny/Florennes family, and particularly that of Nicholas [II]’s second wife, suggests that Alard [II] de Chimay may have been the father of Nicolas [II]’s first wife.  m as his first wife, NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Rumigny et de Florennes, son of NICOLAS [I] Seigneur de Florennes & his wife --- (-1153 or after).]

2.         BEATRIX .  Raoul Archbishop of Reims confirmed various donations to the abbey of Liessies, including the donation of “duas partes villæ...Adat” donated by “domina Beatrix Laudunensis” witnessed by “...Alardi de Cimay fratris eiusdem dominæ...”, by charter dated [1114/15][797].  Her husband has not otherwise been identified.  m --- Seigneur de Laon, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         ALARD [III] de Chimay (-after 1148).  [“...Alardus de Cimaco...” witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which “Gobertum de Bioul” transferred property “de nemoribus...Marlania et de Bioul” to Pierre Comte d’Auxerre[798].  It is not certain whether the witness was Alard [II] or Alard [III].]  “Alardus de Simaco...cum conjuge sua Basilide” donated "ecclesiam…Stæ Mariæ Magdalenæ cum Hospitali pauperum...ecclesiam S. Genovevæ" [at Chimay] to Reims Saint-Nicaise by charter dated 1148[799]m BASILIDE, daughter of --- (-after 1148).  “Alardus de Simaco...cum conjuge sua Basilide” donated "ecclesiam…Stæ Mariæ Magdalenæ cum Hospitali pauperum...ecclesiam S. Genovevæ" [at Chimay] to Reims Saint-Nicaise by charter dated 1148[800]

 

 

1.         ALARD [IV] de Chimay “Polière” .  It is difficult to estimate the chronology of Alard [IV].  The death of his widow’s second husband is dated to before 1155, and she was still living in 1161.  Alard [IV] could not therefore have been the same person as Alard [III], who is named with his wife in 1148 (see above).  It is possible that Alard [IV] was the son of Alard [III] and that he predeceased his father.  m as her first husband, IDA de Coucy, daughter of THOMAS Comte d´Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy & his first wife Ida de Hainaut (-after 1161).  The Annales Lobienses refer to the two daughters of "Thomam de Marla" & his wife, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned first) married "Alardo de Cymaco" by whom she was mother of "Gilonem" and after his death "Bernardo de Urbais", by whom she was mother of "Engelranum"[801].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Ydam" as one of the daughters of "Thome de Marla" & his wife "comitis Hainoniensis soror" specifying that she married "Alardo de Cymaco agnomine Poliere, pari Castri Montensis" by whom she was mother of "Engelramum"[802].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Basilia" as one of the two daughters of "Thomam de Cocy", specifying that her husband was "Alardo de Cimay"[803].  Ida married secondly Bernard d´Orbais.  “...Ide de Cimai...Gilii de Cimai...” subscribed the charter dated 1161 under which the monks of Saint-Sépulcre transferred “de Villerel...molendini” to Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut[804].  Alard [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GILLES de Chimay (-after 1172).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gilonem et Hadwidem" as children of "Alardo de Cimay" & his wife[805].  “...Ide de Cimai...Gilii de Cimai...” subscribed the charter dated 1161 under which the monks of Saint-Sépulcre transferred “de Villerel...molendini” to Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut[806].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Egidius de Cymaco..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[807]m ALIDE de Rozoy, daughter of CLAREMBAUD Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Elisabeth de Namur.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia..." as the children of "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and his wife "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis"[808].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Raynaldum…[et] Rogerum Laundunensem episcopum et filias Alidem…Egidio de Cymaco maritatem et Annchelisam viro nobili in comitatu Namurcensi maritatam Philippo…de Altaripa" as children of "domino Rogero de Roseto" and his Namur wife, specifying that Roger married "Iuliana filia Nicholay de Ruminio" by whom he was father of "Rogerum"[809]

b)         HADWIDE de Chimay ,  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gilonem et Hadwidem" as children of "Alardo de Cimay" & his wife, specifying that Hadwide was mother of "Cono de Vilers et de Han"[810]m --- de Vilars et de Han, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         ALARD [V] de Chimay (-after 1210).  The parentage of Alard [V] has not been ascertained.  The obvious guess is that he was the son on Gilles de Chimay, but no primary source has been found which confirms that this is correct.  Seigneur de Chimay.  “Alardus dominus de Simaco...et uxor mea et liberi mei” donated property to Clairefontaine by charter dated 1189[811].  "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…"[812].  “...Alardus de Cimaco...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[813].  “...Alardi de Cimaio...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[814].  “Alard seigneur de Chimay” granted freedoms to Foigny by charter dated 1210[815]m ---.  The name of Alard´s wife is not known (-after 1189).  “Alardus dominus de Simaco...et uxor mea et liberi mei” donated property to Clairefontaine by charter dated 1189[816].  Alard [V] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ROGER de Chimay (-after 1220).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Châtelain de Couvin: "Rogerus de Cimaco…castellaniam de Covinio" confirmed his rights and those of the bishop of Liège in Couvin by charter dated 1218, signed by "Ludovici comitis de Chisni, Egidii de Hierge, Arnulphi de Morelmes, Jacobi de Orcismont"[817]Seigneur de Chimay.  “Rogerus dominus de Cimaco” ratified the donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”Elizabet domine de Merbiis” by charter dated Mar 1219, witnessed by “Hugonis domini de Florennes, Alardi fratris mei, Nicolas de Periers...[818].  “Roger seigneur de Chimay et Agnès sa femme” granted freedoms to Foigny by charter dated 1220[819]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 1220).  “Roger seigneur de Chimay et Agnès sa femme” granted freedoms to Foigny by charter dated 1220[820].  Roger & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE de Chimay (-after 20 Mar 1241)The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille monseignour Alart de Chimay ki siet en Haynau...hoirs de la terre de Chimai" by whom he had “2 fils et 3 filles[821].  The chronology appears more favourable for the wife of Jean Comte de Soissons to have been the daughter of Roger de Chimay.  "Johannes Suessionensis miles, primogenitus comitis Suessionensis, dominus de Turno et Cisinaco" and "Maria uxor ipsius Johannis" noted donations to the Teutonic knights by charter dated May 1234[822]m (before May 1234) as his first wife, JEAN de Nesle Comte de Soissons, son of RAOUL de Nesle Comte de Soissons & his second wife Yolande --- (after 1206-[Apr 1270/Feb 1272]). 

b)         ALARD de Chimay (-after Mar 1219).  “Alardus de Cimaco...” subscribed the charter dated Aug 1213 under which “Gobertus [...de Bioul]” transferred woods “de Marlania et de Bioul” to Pierre Comte d’Auxerre, Marquis de Namur[823].  “Rogerus dominus de Cimaco” ratified the donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”Elizabet domine de Merbiis” by charter dated Mar 1219, witnessed by “Hugonis domini de Florennes, Alardi fratris mei, Nicolas de Periers...[824]

c)         JEAN de Chimay (-after 1231).  Canon at Liège Saint-Martin. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13.  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[825]

 

2.         BONIFACE [I] d’Enghien (-after 1117).  "...Bonefactius 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[826].   

 

 

1.         HUGUES d´Enghien (-after 1157).  "...Hugonis de Aingen..." witnessed the charter dated 1139 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut granted privileges to the Knights Templars[827].   “Eustachius del Ruez, Hugo de Adengen, Gossuinus de Mons, Theodericus de Ligne...” subscribed the charter dated 1147 under which Badouin IV Comte de Hainaut terminated a dispute between Hautmont abbey and Nicolas d’Avesnes[828].  "…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"[829]m ---.  The name of Hugues´s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had [two] 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"[830]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"[831].  She married secondly Renier de Jauche, and thirdly ([1185]) Baudouin de Rumes

b)         [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[832].]  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[833].  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).] 

 

 

Three brothers.  No primary source has been identified which confirms their parentage: 

1.         GOSSUIN d’Enghien (-after 1172).  “...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[834].  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[835]

2.         ENGELBERT [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[836]

3.         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[837]

 

 

1.         THOMAS d’Enghien (-after 1198).  "...Thomas de Angien..." witnessed the charter dated 1198 under which the chapter of Soignies appointed a prebendary[838]

 

2.         ENGELBERT [III] d’Enghien (-after Feb 1205).  It is possible that Engelbert [III] was the same person as either Engelbert [II] d’Enghien (see above).  He could only have been the same person as the unnamed seigneur d’Enghien (husband of Elisabeth de Trazegnies) shown below if Ida was his second wife.  “...Engelbertus de Aengien...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[839].  "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.)[840]m IDA, daughter of --- (-after Feb 1205).  "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.)[841]

 

3.         --- d’Enghien (-before 1214).  No indication has been found of the name of the father of Engelbert [IV], but as noted above he could have been the same person as Engelbert [III] if Elisabeth de Trazegnies was his first wife and died before Feb 1205.  Seigneur d´Enghienm ELISABETH de Trazegnies, daughter of [OSTE [III] de Trazegnies & his wife Mathilde ---] (-before 1214).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, she could have been the daughter of Oste [III].  “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[842].  --- & his wife had one child: 

a)         ENGELBERT [IV] d´Enghien (-after 1242)Seigneur d´Enghien.  “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[843]

-        see below

 

 

ENGELBERT [IV] d'Enghien, son of --- Seigneur d´Enghien & his wife Elisabeth de Trazegnies (-after 1242)Seigneur d´Enghien.  “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[844].  “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[845].  “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[846]

m ADELAIDE d´Avesnes, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise (-[23 Sep 1266]).  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"[847]

Engelbert [IV] & his wife had four children: 

1.         SOHIER d´Enghien (-1256 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Sigerus" as the son of "domino de Enghien Engelberto" and his wife[848].  “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[849].  “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[850].  “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[851]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"[852].  “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[853].  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[854].  “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[855]m 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[856].  Assuming that this source is factually correct, from a chronological point of view Mathilde must have been the daughter of Nicolas [II] Seigneur de Barbançon.  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "monseignour Jehan de Barbenson...leur sereurs, li ainsnee...Mahaus" married “monseignour Wautier d’Engien, ainsne fil monseignour Sohier d’Engien; mais elle moru sans hoir[857]m secondly MATHILDE de Perwez Dame de Dongelberghe, daughter of ENGUERRAND de Perwez [Brabant] Seigneur d'Orbais et de Dongelberghe & his wife Agnes [de Grimberghe] (-before 1266).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Walterus…de Enghien" married secondly "filia domini Ingelrami de Peruwes"[858]m thirdly MARIE de Rethel, daughter of MANASSES [IV] Comte de Rethel & his wife Isabelle --- (-Mar 1316).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Walterus…de Enghien" married thirdly "filiam comitis Reistensis Manasserii Mariam"[859].  Dame de Machaut, de Tricot et de Béthincourt.  "Marie dame d´Enghien fille de Manassès comte de Rethel et d´Isabeau, veuve de Gautier seigneur d´Enghien" reached agreement with "son frère Hugues comte de Rethel" concerning her dowry by charter dated 3 Mar 1274[860].  Gauthier [I] & his third wife had one child: 

i)          GAUTHIER [II] d´Enghien ([1267]-1310).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Walterum" as only son of "Walterus…de Enghien" and his third wife "filiam comitis Reistensis Manasserii Mariam"[861]

-         see below

b)         GERARD d´Enghien (-1290 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Gerardus…domini de Sottenghen" as second son of "Sigerus…de Enghien" and his wife[862]m --- de Viane, daughter of GERARD Seigneur de Viane & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Gerardus…de Enghien" married "filia domini Gerardi de Viane juxta Grammont"[863].  Gérard & his wife had three children: 

-        HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM

c)         JEAN d´Enghien (-24 Aug 1281).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Joannes, episcopus Tornacensis" as third son of "Sigerus…de Enghien" and his wife, adding that he was appointed bishop of Liège at the council of Lyon in 1274[864]Bishop of Tournai 1267.  Bishop of Liège 1274. 

d)         JACQUES d´Enghien (-1268 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Jacobus" as fourth son of "Sigerus…de Enghien" and his wife[865]m as her first husband, MARIE de Braine, daughter of GAUTHIER de Braine & his wife --- (-Dec 1280).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Jacobus", fourth son of "Sigerus…de Enghien", married "filia domini Walteri de Brainne"[866].  She married secondly Jan van Gavre Heer van Ecksaerde.  Jacques & his wife had one child: 

i)          GAUTHIER d´Enghien (-1292 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Walterum" as son of "quartus filius domini Sigeri Jacobus" and his wife[867]m BASILIE de Hénin, daughter of BAUDOUIN de Hénin & his wife --- (-1287 or before).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Walterum", son of "quartus filius domini Sigeri Jacobus" and his wife, married "Basiliam filiam domini Balduini de Hennin"[868]

e)         ARNAUD d´Enghien (-1295 or before).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Arnulphus" as fifth son of "Sigerus…de Enghien" and his wife[869]m --- de Thiant, daughter of GERARD Seigneur de Thiant & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Arnulphus", fifth son of "Sigerus…de Enghien", married "filia domini Gerardi de Tyans"[870]

f)          ENGELBERT d´Enghien .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Engelbertus" as sixth son of "Sigerus…de Enghien" and his wife[871]m JULIANE de Mons, daughter of HENRI Châtelain de Mons & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Engelbertus", sixth son of "Sigerus…de Enghien", married "castellanam de Montibus" and had several children[872]

-        CHÂTELAINS de MONS[873]

g)         IDA d´Enghien .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri una" married "domino Egidio de Trasengnies" and had one daughter who married "Eustachius dictus Kanivet de Rodio"[874]m ([1247]) GILLES [IV] Seigneur de Trazegnies, son of OSTE [V] de Trazegnies & his first wife Agnes de Hacquegnies (-1253). 

h)         MARGUERITE d´Enghien (-[1291]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[875]m RASO [X] van Gavre Heer van Liederkerke, son of RASO [VIII] van Gavre & his wife Sophie van Breda (-27 Feb 1291). 

i)          ALIX d´Enghien (-1293).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…tertia" was "abbatissa…apud Ghilenghen"[876].  "Walterus dictus Bertholt dominus de Maglinia et Maria uxor eius" founded the monastery of Vallis by charter dated 1265, which refers to a donation made by "Waltero dicto Bertholt domino de Maglinia et eius uxori dominæ Adeloiæ" dated 1233[877].  Abbess of Ghilenghen.  

j)          [MARIE d'Enghien (-before 1275).  Dame de Thieusis.  Her parentage and two marriages are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[878].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  If the information is correct, she must have been one of her parents’ youngest children.  m firstly JEAN Comte de Brienne, son of GAUTHIER [IV] de Brienne Count of Jaffa & his wife Marie de Lusignan of Cyprus (-[17 Sep] or [Sep 1260/Jan 1261]).  m secondly ([before 1270]) [as his second wife,] HUGUES [IV] de Rethel, son of MANASSES [IV] Comte de Rethel & his wife Isabelle --- (-[8 Oct 1275/1277]).  He succeeded his father as Comte de Rethel.] 

2.         HUGUES d’Enghien (-after 17 Jul 1229).  Canon at Tournai.  “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[879].  “Hugues d’Angien chanoine de Tournai” notified that “E. seigneur d’Angien son père et S. son frère” had donated “deux parts des dîmes...dans la paroisse de Petit-Angien et dans celles de Hoves et de Grant-Angien” to Saint-Denis-en-Broqueroie by charter dated 17 Jul 1229[880]

3.         ADELUYE d´Enghien (-after 1225).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "sororum…Sigeri de Einghen una…Adeluya" married "domino Waltero Bertolt advocato Macliniensi" and names their descendants[881]m WALTER [V] Bertout Heer van Mechelen, son of WALTER [IV] Berthout & his wife Sophie --- (-10 Apr 1243). 

4.         ISABELLE d´Enghien (-1218 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, married "filiam domini Engelberti de Enghien ex Adelina filia domini Jacobi de Avennes"[882]m as his first wife, EVERARD [IV] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne, son of BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Hildrade de Wavrin (-[8 Jan/Jul] 1226). 

 

 

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

 

GAUTHIER [II] d'Enghien, son of GAUTHIER [I] Seigneur d´Enghien & his third wife Marie de Rethel ([1267]-1310).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Walterum" as only son of "Walterus…de Enghien" and his third wife "filiam comitis Reistensis Manasserii Mariam"[883]Seigneur d'Enghien

m (contract 24 Jul 1287) YOLANDE de Flandre, daughter of ROBERT II "de Béthune" Count of Flanders & his second wife Yolande de Bourgogne Ctss de Nebers (-Jan 1313).  The Anciennes Chroniques de Flandre record that "la tierce [fille]" of "Robert" married "au seigneur d´Enghien"[884].  Her parentage is confirmed by the Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello which records that "[il figlio]…[del] conte de Brenna" had one daughter who married "al signor d´Angloin" who was the son "della figlia del conte di Fiandra"[885]

Gauthier [II] & his wife had ten children: 

1.         GAUTHIER d'Enghien .  He died aged 2[886]

2.         SOHIER d'Enghien (-killed in battle ----).  He died aged 18[887]

3.         MARIE d'Enghien (-after Oct 1378)m firstly (Apr 1321) ROBERT [V] Comte de Dreux et de Braine, son of JEAN II "le Bon" Comte de Dreux, de Braine, de Montfort et de Joigny & his first wife Jeanne de Beaujeu Dame de Montpensier (1293-22 Mar 1329, bur Dreux).  m secondly ROBERT [II] Comte de Roucy, son of JEAN [V] Comte de Roucy et de Braine & his wife Marguerite de Bommiers (-1364). 

4.         YOLANDE d'Enghienm RENE Le Flamenc, son of ---. 

5.         GAUTHIER [III] d'Enghien (5 Jun 1302-[16 Oct] 1345)Seigneur d'Enghien

-        see below

6.         JEANNE d'Enghien .  1349.  Dame de Landelies.  m JEAN de Hénin Seigneur de Boussu, son of --- (-1350). 

7.         MADELEINE d'Enghienm JEAN de Ville, son of ---. 

8.         JACQUELINE d'Enghienm FOULQUES de Pierrepont Seigneur de Mortemart, son of --- (-killed in battle ----). 

9.         ARLETTE d'Enghien

10.      SIBYLLE d'Enghien .  Nun at Preuny. 

 

 

GAUTHIER [III] d'Enghien, son of GAUTHIER [II] Seigneur d'Enghien & his wife Yolande de Flandre (5 Jun 1302-[16 Oct] 1345)Seigneur d'Enghien

m (contract Jan 1321) ISABELLE de Brienne, daughter of GAUTHIER [V] Comte de Brienne Duke of Athens & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon (-28 Dec 1360).  The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello records that "[il figlio]…[del] conte de Brenna" had one daughter who married "al signor d´Angloin" who the son "della figlia del conte di Fiandra"[888].  She claimed to succeed her brother in 1356 as Contessa di Lecce e di Conversano.  Dame de Ramerupt.  Gauthier [III] & his wife had thirteen children: 

1.         GAUTHIER d'Enghien (5 Jun 1322-18 Nov 1340). 

2.         ISABEAU d'Enghien (-28 Dec 1357).  Abbess of Flines 1356, resigned. 

3.         SOHIER [II] d'Enghien (-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.  He was executed by "the regent of Hainaut"[889]m JEANNE de Condé "de Morialmes", daughter of ROBERT de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his first wife Isabelle de Hénin.  Sohier [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GAUTHIER [IV] d'Enghien (-killed in battle 18 Jul 1381).  He succeeded his father in 1364 as Seigneur d'Enghien, Comte de Brienne, titular Conte di Conversano and titular Duke of Athens. 

4.         JEAN d'Enghien (-1380).  He succeeded his brother in 1366 as titular Duke of Athens.  It was proposed in [1366/70] that he should marry Constanza de Aragón, sister of the late Federigo I Duke of Athens, to resolve the rival claims to Athens from the Aragonese family and the heirs of Gauthier de Brienne[890].  Conte di Castro.  Lord of Omophita, Knodora and Dischoria, in Cyprus.  Seigneur de Gouy, de Novelle, de Machaud et de Praelle.  m BLANCHE [Sanche] des Baux, daughter of BERTRAND des Baux Duca d'Andria & his second wife Marguerite d'Aulnay.  Jean & his wife had three children: 

a)         ENGELBERT d'Enghien (-young). 

b)         PIERRE d'Enghien (-1384).  Titular Conte di Lecce e di Castro.  m (1377) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Luxembourg, daughter of GUY de Luxembourg Comte de Ligny & his wife Mathilde de Châtillon.  She married secondly (contract 8 Mar 1396) Jean [III] Seigneur de Werchin et de Cysoing. 

c)         MARIE d'Enghien (1367-9 May 1445 or 1446).  Titular Ctss di Lecce.  She was kept a prisoner after her second husband died by her sister-in-law Jeanne II Queen of Sicily.  m firstly ([1384]) RAIMONDO Orsini del Balzo Conte di Soleto, son of NICOLA Orsini & his wife Giovanna de Sabran ([1361]-Taranto 17 Jan 1406).  He was created Principe di Taranto in 1401.  m secondly (Tarento 23 Apr 1407) as his third wife, LADISLAS King of Sicily, son of CHARLES III King of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Marguerite di Durazzo [Anjou-Capet] (14 Jul 1376 or 15 Feb 1377-Château de l'Œuf Naples 6 Aug 1414, bur Naples, San Giovanni a Carbonara). 

5.         MARGUERITE d'Enghien m PIERRE de Préaux, son of ---. 

6.         LOUIS d'Enghien (-Conversano 17 Mar 1394).  Comte de Brienne, titular Conte di Conversano.  He succeeded his nephew in 1381 as titular Duke of Athens.  m GIOVANNA di Sanseverino, daughter of ANTONIO di Sanseverino Conte di Marsico & his wife Isabelle de Baux.  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by an epitaph at Enghien which records [her daughter] “Dame Helene dEghie fille de feu Monsr Louys dEnghien comte de Conversat et de Brienne et seigneur dudit Enghien et de feue madame Jeanne de Sainct Seuerin fille du comte de Sainct Seuerin icelle Dame Helene vefue de feu messire Pierre dAcigne seneschal de Provence” who died at Valenciennes 16 Apr [no year specified][891]Louis & his wife had five children: 

a)         ANTOINE d'Enghien .  He died aged 16[892]

b)         MARGUERITE d'Enghien .  Ctss de Brienne, Ctss di Conversano.  Heiress of Enghien.  m firstly PIERRE de Baux, son of ---.  m secondly GIACOPO di Sanseverino, son of ---.  m thirdly ([1380]) JEAN de Luxembourg Seigneur de Beaurevoir et de Richebourg, son of GUY de Luxembourg Comte de Ligny & his wife Mathilde de Châtillon (1370-1397). 

c)         YOLANDE d'Enghien "Loys seigneur d´Anghien comte de Brienne et de Conversan" confirmed his agreement for the marriage between "messire Philippe de Bar fils de son...cousin le Duc de Bar, marquis du Pont" and “Yoland seconde fille dudit Loys” by charter dated 3 May 1384[893]Ctss de Brienne.  m (contract Troyes 3 May 1384) PHILIPPE de Bar, son of ROBERT I Duc de Bar & his wife Marie de France (-after 1404).  He died in prison in Turkey. 

d)         ISABEAU d'Enghien .  1355/1399.  Dame de Bassily et de Robecq.  m (1355, divorced 1362) as his first wife, GUILLAUME [I] de Gavre Seigneur de Hérimes, son of --- (-23 May 1400). 

e)         HELENE d'Enghien (-Valenciennes 16 Apr 1459)An epitaph at Enghien records “Dame Helene dEghie fille de feu Monsr Louys dEnghien comte de Conversat et de Brienne et seigneur dudit Enghien et de feue madame Jeanne de Sainct Seuerin fille du comte de Sainct Seuerin icelle Dame Helene vefue de feu messire Pierre dAcigne seneschal de Provence” who died at Valenciennes 16 Apr [no year specified][894]m PIERRE d'Acigne Vicomte de Reillane, son of --- (-1416). 

7.         JACQUES d'Enghien .  Canon at Liège 1355. 

8.         GUY d'Enghien (-1377).  Lord of Argos, the lordship over which Federigo II King of Sicily purported to grant in 1359 to Mateo de Moncada whom he had appointed Vicar-General of the duchy of Athens and Neopatras[895].  Lord of Kiverion in Cyprus. 

-        BARONS of ARGOS

9.         ENGLEBERT [I] d'Enghien ([1330]-20 Feb 1403).  Seigneur de Ramerupt, de la Follie, de Seneffe, de Tubize, de Brages et de Lembeek.  m firstly (contract 27 May 1366) as her third husband, MARGUERITE de Longueval Dame de Nevele, widow firstly of JEAN de Gavre-Hérimes and secondly of JAN van Ghistelles Seigneur de la Woestine, daughter of JEAN de Longueval & his wife Marguerite de Courtrai.  m secondly as her second husband, MARIE de Lalaing, widow of ---, daughter of SIMON [I] de Lalaing Seigneur de Quiévrain & his wife ---.  Engelbert [I] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ENGLEBERT [II] d'Enghien (-[1463]).  Seigneur de Ramerupt, de Morialmes, de la Follie, de Tubize, de Seneffe et de Lembeek.  m (contract 19 Jan 1415) MARIE d'Antoing Bss de Havekerke, daughter of HENRI d'Antoing Baron de Havekerke & his wife Marie de Clary.  Engelbert [II] & his wife had five children: 

i)          LOUIS d'Enghien (-Mar 1487).  Seigneur de Ramerupt, de Tubize, de la Follie, de Morialmes, de Ham-sur-Heure et de Briffeuil.  m LOUISE de Marbais, daughter of JEAN de Marbais & his wife Jeanne de Rotselaer. 

ii)         ENGLEBERT d'Enghien .  1418/1460.  Baron de Haverskerke, Seigneur de Briffeuil et de la Follie. 

iii)        JACQUES d'Enghien (-22 May [1422]).  Seigneur de Clary-sur-Somme et de Tubize. 

iv)       JEANNE d'Enghien .  Heiress of Ramerupt, Tubize, la Folliw, Briffeuil and Sautour.  m RENAUD d'Argenteau Seigneur de Houffalize, son of --- (-[1456/57]). 

v)        MARIE d'Enghien (-after 20 Jun 1461)m as his second wife, JEAN de Chalon Seigneur de Vîteaux, son of JEAN de Chalon Prince d'Orange, Seigneur d'Arlay & his wife Marie de Baux Pss d'Orange (-1462). 

Engelbert [I] & his second wife had three children: 

b)         MARGUERITE d'Enghien m GILLES de Marbais, son of ---. 

c)         YOLANDE d'Enghien m PIERRE d'Ailly, son of ---. 

d)         JOSINE d'Enghien m FRANÇOIS de la Haye, son of ---. 

10.      FRANÇOISE d'Enghien m PIETRO Conte di Montebello, son of ---. 

11.      daughter m EUSTACHE de Rœulx dit de Lens, son of ---. 

12.      JEANNE d'Enghien .  Nun at Flines 1356/1357. 

13.      daughter .  Nun at Noncel. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14.  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[896]

 

2.         GAUTHIER de Lens (-after 3 May 1091).  “…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[897].  “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[898].  “...Walterus de Lens...” subscribed the charter dated 3 May 1091 under which Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut sold “allodium de Gengetauvia” Huy Notre-Dame[899]

 

3.         HUGUES de Lens (-after 1135).  "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[900].  “...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[901].  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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...[902]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 Saint-Ghislain, 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...[903]m ERMENGARDE de Mons, daughter of GOSSUIN [II] de Mons & his wife Ida van Ath (-after 1135).  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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...[904]

 

4.         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[905]m BEATRIX de Rœulx, daughter of EUSTACHE [I] Seigneur de 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"[906].  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[907].  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[908]

b)         IDA de Lens .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Eustacium et filias Ydam et Mariam" as the children of "Waltero de Lens" and his wife[909]

c)         MARIE de Lens .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Eustacium et filias Ydam et Mariam" as the children of "Waltero de Lens" and his wife[910]

 

5.         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[911]

 

6.         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[912]

 

 

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[913]Hugo de Lens” donated “decimam...de Chanaste” to Cambron abbey by charter dated May 1219, witnessed by “dominus Walterus de Lens frater meus...[914]Walterus dominus de Lens...et domini Hugonis fratris mei” donated land “inter Lens et Camberon” to Cambron by charter dated Jul 1237[915].  “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[916].  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[917]

2.         HUGUES [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[918]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...[919]Walterus dominus de Lens...et domini Hugonis fratris mei” donated land “inter Lens et Camberon” to Cambron by charter dated Jul 1237[920].  “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[921].  “Hugues seigneur de Lens et de Herchies” sold property to Epinlieu abbey by charter dated 28 Oct 1248[922]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         EUSTACHE de Lens (-after 1282).  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[923].  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...[924]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[925]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[926]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[927]Jehans sires de Lens en Braybant” donated property at Lens to Cambron by charter dated Jan 1310[928]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"[929]

2.         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[930]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15.  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. 

 

 

1.         THIERRY [I] de Ligne (-1176, bur Cambron)Seigneur de LigneThe 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"[931].  “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[932]m MARGUERITE de Fontaines-l´Evêque, daughter of WAUTHIER de Fontaines-l´Evêque & his wife --- van Zotteghem (-4 May 1144, bur Cambron).  Thierry [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         THIERRY [II] de Ligne (-1190, bur Cambron)Seigneur de Lignem firstly ELISABETH d´Espinoy, daughter of ALARD [II] Seigneur d´Antoing et d´Espinoy & his wife [Flandrine de Namur] (-7 Oct ----).  m secondly ANDELINE d´Havré, daughter of --- (-bur Cambron).  Thierrry [II] & his first wife had children: 

i)          WAUTHIER [I] de Ligne (-16 Nov 1229, bur Cambron)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[933].  “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[934].  "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[935]m (1180) 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"[936].  She married secondly Wauthier de Fontaines-l´Evêque.  Wauthier [I] & his wife had two children: 

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

-         see below

(b)       FASTRE de Ligne (-bur Cambron)Seigneur de Montreuil.  1245/46.  m BRIGITTE van Gavre, daughter of RASO Heer van Gavre & his wife Clarice ---.  Fastré & his wife had one child: 

(1)       MATHILDE (-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). 

ii)         FASTRE de Ligne (-after 1224).  "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[937]

 

 

WAUTHIER [II] de Ligne, son of WAUTHIER [I] Seigneur de Ligne & his wife Mathilde de Mons (-3 Nov 1245, bur Cambron)Seigneur de Ligne.  “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.)[938].  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…[939]

m firstly MARGUERITE de Fontaines-l´Evêque, daughter of WAUTHIER [V] de Fontaines-l´Evêque & his wife Basilie de Trith (-26 Oct 1234, bur Cambron).  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[940].  “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.)[941]

m secondly ALIDE de Rumigny, daughter of ---. 

Wauthier [II] & 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[942]m ANTOINE Châtelain de Binches, son of --- (-before Sep 1222). 

2.         WAUTHIER [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[943].  “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.)[944].  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…[945]Seigneur de Lignem firstly (contract Feb 1237) JULIANE de Rozoy, daughter of NICOLAS Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife --- (-before 23 Sep 1240, bur Cambron).  m secondly (1248) ALIX d´Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [VI] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Juliane de Rozoy. 

-        SEIGNEURS de LIGNE[946]

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[947]

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…[948]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16.  MONS

 

 

No indication has been found in the primary sources about the precise extent of the authority exercised by the following family in the town of Mons.  In no case were members of the family described either as “seigneur” or “châtelain” of the town.  Despite this uncertainty, the family clearly played an important role in the county of Hainaut during the 12th and 13th centuries, with numerous marital connections with other local noble families. 

 

 

1.         GOSSUIN [I] de Mons (-[1086/88]).  “…Gozuini Montensis…” 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[949]...Ysaac Valencensis, Gossuini Montensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1065, after 4 Aug, which confirmed the restoration of property to Hasnon monastery by “Balduinus filius Balduini Philippi regis Francorum procuratoris et bajuli[950]Gotzuini de Montibus, Gislardi filii eius, Walteri Bolceum, Thietwini fratris eius” subscribed the charter dated 1076 under which “Liduidis” proposed to serve the abbey of Saint-Ghislain[951].  “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[952]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1088).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Gossuin [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUISLARD (-after 1076).  “Gotzuini de Montibus, Gislardi filii eius, Walteri Bolceum, Thietwini fratris eius” subscribed the charter dated 1076 under which “Liduidis” proposed to serve the abbey of Saint-Ghislain[953]

b)         GOSSUIN [II] de Mons (-[1122/26]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   "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[954]m [as her first husband,] IDA [de Ath, daughter of [GAUTHIER de Ath Seigneur de Ath & his wife Ada de Roucy] (-after 1129).  Reiffenberg records that “Ide” returned serfs to Saint-Ghislain, in the presence of “ses fils Gossuin et Isaac et d’Isembert leur oncle”, by charter dated 1126[955].  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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[956].  It is likely that Ida married secondly Guy de Chièvres, as suggested by Roland in his study of the seigneur de Florennes/Rumigny[957].  The debate revolves around two charters which name the founder of the abbey of Saint-Ghislain.  Firstly, [her son] Nicolas de Mons Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Saint-Ghislain 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[958].  Secondly, “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, which states that the monastery was founded by “genitricis nostre Ide[959].  The former document dated 1143 also makes it clear that Gossuin [III] de Mons and Eva de Chièvres jointly owned “villa Gisbecca” which, if the present hypothesis is correct, would have been inherited from their mother.  From a chronological point of view, the hypothesis is workable: Eva’s daughter had one child by her first husband who was killed in 1137, which would be possible if Gossuin [II] died in the early part of the date range [1122/26] and his widow had remarried immediately after his death.  A rather garbled variation of the hypothesis was indicated by Gazet in the early 17th century when he indicated that Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai was “issu de la noble famille de Widon seigneur de Chieures et de madame Ide[960].  The chronology would be very tight for Nicolas also to have been born from his mother’s supposed second marriage.  An alternative hypothesis would be if Saint-Ghislain was founded jointly by two noblewoman named Ida (who would presumably have been closely related to each other) and that the documents dated 1143 and 1161 name these two different persons.  Gossuin [II] & his wife had four children: 

i)          GOSSUIN [III] de Mons (-7 Nov before 1177).  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"[961].  Reiffenberg records that “Ide” returned serfs to Saint-Ghislain, in the presence of “ses fils Gossuin et Isaac et d’Isembert leur oncle”, by charter dated 1126[962].  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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...[963].  “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[964].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Id Nov" of "Gosuinus miles de Monz"[965]m BEATRIX de Rumigny, daughter of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Rumigny & his second wife Aleidis de Hainaut.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the fifth married "Goszvino de Montibus, frater Kameracensis episcopi" by whom she had children[966].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richildis [et]…Beatrix" as sisters of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that Beatrix married "Gossuino de Montibus"[967].  Gossuin [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       GOSSUIN [IV] de Mons .  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[968]

(b)       IDA de Mons (-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"[969]m firstly SOHIER d´Enghien, son of HUGUES Seigneur d´Enghien & his wife --- (-[1170]).  m secondly RENIER de Jauche, son of --- (-1184).  m thirdly ([1185]) BAUDOUIN de Rumes, son of ---. 

(c)       MATHILDE de Mons (-after 1229).  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"[970]m firstly (1180) WAUTHIER [I] Seigneur de Ligne, son of THIERRY [II] Seigneur de Ligne & his first wife Elisabeth d´Espinoy (-16 Nov 1229, bur Cambron).  m secondly WAUTHIER de Fontaines-l´Evêque, son of ---. 

(d)       ALIX de Mons (-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"[971].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XI Kal Oct" of "Aleidis de Condei"[972]m as his first wife, ROGER Seigneur de Condé, son of --- (-after 1218). 

(e)       RIXA de Mons .  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 Rixa married "Stephano de Deneri"[973]m ETIENNE de Denain, son of ---. 

(f)        BEATRIX de Mons .  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 Beatrix married "Baldrico de Roisin"[974]m BAUDRY de Roisin, son of ---. 

(g)       AGNES de Mons (-after 1194).  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 Agnes married "Hugoni domini de Spinoit et de Antum"[975].  "Alardus dominus de Antoing et de Croisilles" donated property to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ de Pratis", naming "mater mea Agnes", by charter dated 1207[976]m HUGUES [I] Seigneur d’Antoing et d´Espinoy, son of ALARD [II] Seigneur d’Espinoy et d´Antoing & his wife [Flandrine de Namur] (-[1196]). 

ii)         ISAAC de Mons (-after 1135).  Reiffenberg records that “Ide” returned serfs to Saint-Ghislain, in the presence of “ses fils Gossuin et Isaac et d’Isembert leur oncle”, by charter dated 1126[977].  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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...Arnould dit Hauvel, Isaac châtelain, Hellin de Hainin[978]

iii)        NICOLAS (-1167).  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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[979]According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he was "nepos of Alexander v Ouren bishop of Liège"[980].  The primary source on which this statement is based has not yet been identified, and the precise relationship not yet traced.  Bishop of Cambrai 1137.  The Annales Cameracenses record the election "in pascha Domini" of "domnus Nicolaus prepositus infra ordines et sine assensu civium" in the presence of Emperor Lothar in 1136 and his consecration "XII Kal Jan" at Reims[981].  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Saint-Ghislain 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[982].  The Continuatio of Sigebert's Chronica from Anchin records the death in 1166 of "domnus Nicholaus Cameracensis episcopus” and the succession of “Petrus filius Theoderici Flandrensium comitis[983]

iv)       ERMENGARDE de Mons (-after 1135).  “Isaac” donated serfs to Saint-Ghislain, 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...[984]m GAUTHIER de Lens, son of HUGUES de Lens & his wife --- (-after 1135). 

c)         HILDIARDE de Mons (-31 Mar 1145).  The Annales Cameracenses record the death "II Kal Apr" in 1145 of "castellana Heldiurdis"[985].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “II Kal Apr” of “Heldiardis de Oisy[986]m HUGUES Châtelain de Cambrai, son of HUGUES [I] de Douai Châtelain de Cambrai & his wife Ada [de Rumigny] (-16 Oct after 1133). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 17.  SEIGNEURS d´ORBAIS

 

 

Orbais is located about 5 kilometres north-west of Perwez, and about 20 kilometres north of Gembloux, in the present-day Belgian province of Brabant wallon near the border with the province of Namur. 

 

 

[Three] brothers, parents not known: 

1.         BAUDOUIN d´Orbais (-1116 or after).  "…Balduino de Orbais…" witnessed the charter dated 1095 which records a donation to Flône and notes the approval of "Henricus Lovaniensis comitis"[987].  "…Balduinus, Hermannus frater eius de Orbais…" witnessed the charter dated 1098 which records the donation to Flône by "Erardus laycus…fratrisque mei Elgeri"[988]

2.         HERMAN d´Orbais (-after 1098).  "…Balduinus, Hermannus frater eius de Orbais…" witnessed the charter dated 1098 which records the donation to Flône by "Erardus laycus…fratrisque mei Elgeri"[989]

3.         [SIGER (-[1127], bur Floreffe).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   “Bergnardus de Orbais” donated “partem allodii...dimidiam...in villa...Ardenella” to Floreffe, at the request of “patre suo Seibero” on his deathbed and who was later buried there, by charter dated to [1127/30][990].]  m ---.  The name of Siger´s wife is not known.  Siger & his wife had one child: 

a)         BERNARD (-before 1155).  “Bergnardus de Orbais” donated “partem allodii...dimidiam...in villa...Ardenella” to Floreffe, at the request of “patre suo Seibero” on his deathbed and who was later buried there, by charter dated to [1127/30][991].  Sous-avocat de Gembloux.  m as her second husband, IDA de Coucy, widow of ALARD [IV] de Chimay, daughter of THOMAS Comte d´Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy et de Marle & his first wife Ida de Hainaut.  The Annales Lobienses refer to the two daughters of "Thomam de Marla" & his wife, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned first) married "Alardo de Cymaco" by whom she was mother of "Gilonem" and after his death "Bernardo de Urbais", by whom she was mother of "Engelranum"[992].  Bernard & his wife had two children: 

i)          ENGUERRAND d´Orbais (-1185 or after).  The Annales Lobienses refer to the two daughters of "Thomam de Marla" & his wife, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned first) married "Alardo de Cymaco" by whom she was mother of "Gilonem" and after his death "Bernardo de Urbais", by whom she was mother of "Engelranum"[993]

-         see below

ii)         GODEFROI (-1204 or after).  His parentage is hinted at by the charter dated 1171 under which “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie et comes Bracbantie” donated “ecclesie...in Pervweiz” to Heylissem abbey, specifying that “comes de Duraz...a quo Engelrandus de Orbais...infiodatus est” was “inbeneficatus a nobis” and that “Godefridum de Sumbreffia” also donated “dimidia parte huius beneficii[994].  Seigneur de Sombreffe. 

-         SEIGNEURS de SOMBREFFE

 

 

ENGUERRAND d´Orbais, son of BERNARD d´Orbais & his wife Ida de Coucy (-1185 or after).  The Annales Lobienses refer to the two daughters of "Thomam de Marla" & his wife, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned first) married "Alardo de Cymaco" by whom she was mother of "Gilonem" and after his death "Bernardo de Urbais", by whom she was mother of "Engelranum"[995].  “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie et comes Bracbantie” donated “ecclesie...in Pervweiz” to Heylissem abbey, specifying that “comes de Duraz...a quo Engelrandus de Orbais...infiodatus est” was “inbeneficatus a nobis” and that “Godefridum de Sumbreffia” also donated “dimidia parte huius beneficii”, by charter dated 1171[996].  Bruno Archdeacon of Liège confirmed the donation of “ecclesie...in Peruuueis” to Heylissem abbey made by “quatuor viri nobiles quorum fundus fuit ecclesie...dux Godefridus, comes Egidius, Eigelramus, Godefridus” by charter dated 1171[997].  "…Inierannus de Orbais…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[998].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "II Non Sep" of "Engelrannus miles de Orbais"[999]

[m [firstly] ([1161]) as her second husband, JULIANE de Duras, widow of GODEFROI Comte de Montaigu et de Clermont, daughter of OTTO [II] Comte de Duras & his wife Berthe de Ribemont (-1164).  Europäische Stammtafeln indicates that Juliane de Duras married Enguerrand d’Orbais as her second husband[1000].  Presumably this suggestion is based on the following charter: “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie et comes Bracbantie” donated “ecclesie...in Pervweiz” to Heylissem abbey, specifying that “comes de Duraz...a quo Engelrandus de Orbais...infiodatus est” was “inbeneficatus a nobis” and that “Godefridum de Sumbreffia” also donated “dimidia parte huius beneficii[1001].  This document does indicate some Duras/Orbais family connection but its wording is insufficiently precise to conclude that this supposed second marriage took place.  In addition, the chronology of the Duras and Orbais families is not favourable for such a marriage.  Another charter confirms that the Brabant, Duras and Orbais families were joint donors of the church of Perwez, although the basis of their joint interest has not been ascertained: Bruno Archdeacon of Liège confirmed the donation of “ecclesie...in Peruuueis” to Heylissem abbey made by “quatuor viri nobiles quorum fundus fuit ecclesie...dux Godefridus, comes Egidius, Eigelramus, Godefridus” by charter dated 1171[1002].  As noted below, the chronology suggests that it is unlikely that Enguerrand’s children could have been born from his supposed marriage to Juliane.] 

m [secondly] ---.  The chronology of Enguerrand’s children suggests that they could not have been born from his supposed marriage to Juliane de Duras.  In particular, it is unlikely that his daughter, whose first marriage is dated to “before 1206” could have been born before Juliane died in 1164. 

Enguerrand & his [second] wife had three children: 

1.         GOBERT d´Orbais (-before 1232).  "Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[1003].  "Gotbert sire d´Orbays" donated property to the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Yolande dame d´Yrgis dont il avait épousé la fille Eve", by charter dated 1219[1004].  Seigneur de Rioul.  m (before 1219) EVA de Hierges, daughter of HENRI de Hierges & his wife Yolande de Rumigny.  "Egidius dominus de Hyrgia" reached agreement with Saint-Hubert, Ardenne concerning the avoueries of Vaucelles and Doische, with the agreement of "Gobertus sororius meus et D. soror mea de Byul", by charter dated to [1214][1005].  "Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[1006].  Gobert & his wife had three children: 

a)         GILLES de Rioul (-1266 or after).  "Ægidius vir nobilis filius Gotberti nobilis" confirmed the donations to the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen made by "pater meus dominus Gotbertus vir nobilis de Brul" by charter dated 20 Dec 1232[1007].  Seigneur d´Hierges.  “Egidius miles dominus de Hierges” confirmed the donation of land “in territorio de Lens” made to Cambron by “Yolendis de Hierges avia mea quondam domina de Auberive”, for “uxore mea Aelide”, by charter dated 24 Feb 1246 (O.S.)[1008].  “Egidius dominus de Hierge et de Venecimont advocatus” acknowledged that the woods of Vencimont belonged to Florennes monastery, and promised to make the same declaration before “domino nostro Hugone dominoque Nicholao patre eiusdem Hugonis dominis de Florinis”, by charter dated 24 Apr 1248[1009]m firstly ODA, daughter of ---.  1233.  m secondly (before 24 Feb 1247) ALIDE, daughter of ---.  “Egidius miles dominus de Hierges” confirmed the donation of land “in territorio de Lens” made to Cambron by “Yolendis de Hierges avia mea quondam domina de Auberive”, for “uxore mea Aelide”, by charter dated 24 Feb 1246 (O.S.)[1010]1249/82. 

b)         ENGUERRAND de Rioul (-after 1292).  Bailli du comté de Namur.  m ODA de Loyers, daughter of HENRI de Loyers & his wife ---.  Enguerrand & his wife had [one] child: 

i)          [ENGUERRAND de Rioul .  [1309].]  

c)         BERTHA de Rioul Her son inherited Hierges, Rioul and Sedan from his maternal uncle[1011]m GERARD [III] de Jauche Seigneur de Jauche et de Gommegnies, son of ---. 

2.         SIGER d´Orbais .  1217. 

3.         MARIE d´Orbais (-after 10 Apr 1233).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 23 Jun 1242 under which her son "Godefridus dominus de Parweys" confirmed donations to the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen made by "avunculo meo domino Gotberto de Brul et a domino Ægidio filio suo de Herge"[1012]m firstly (before 1206) GUILLAUME de Louvain Heer van Perwez, son of GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain, Comte de Brabant & his second wife Imagina van Looz (-after 1 Aug 1224, bur Abbaye de Villers).  m secondly (before 1231) BAUDOUIN le Karron, son of ---.  1233. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 18.  SEIGNEURS de RŒULX

 

 

Rœulx is situated in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut, in the triangle Mons-Soignies-La Louvière, about 10 kilometres south of Soignies[1013]

 

 

ARNOUL de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut & his wife Ida de Louvain (-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"[1014].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "primogenitus Balduinus…secundus Arnulphus" as sons of "Balduino comiti Hanoniensi"[1015].  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[1016].  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[1017].   

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"[1018].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "Guidonem [de Guisia] qui habuit sororem" whose husband was "Arnulfo, fratre Balduini comitis Hainonensis"[1019], 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 three children: 

1.         EUSTACHE [I] (-in Palestine [1191/92]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Eustachium de Ruz" as son of "Arnulfo, fratre Balduini comitis Hainonensis" & his wife Beatrix[1020]Seigneur de 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"[1021].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Arnulphus pater Eustacii senioris de Ruez"[1022].  "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[1023].  "…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"[1024].  "…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"[1025].  "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…"[1026].  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[1027].  "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[1028].  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[1029].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Eustacius senior de Rues" among those who died in Palestine in [1191][1030]m MARIE de Morlanwelz heiress of Rœulx, daughter and heiress of JEAN de Morlanwelz [Mons] Seigneur de Rœulx & his wife --- (-before 1174).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "viri nobilis paris castri Montensis Iohannis filiam…Maria" as wife of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior"[1031].  The primary source which connects Marie to Morlanwelz has not been identified.  Eustache [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         NICOLAS de Rœulx (-1197).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…primum et Eustacium secundum" as sons of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife[1032].  "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[1033].  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[1034].  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[1035]

b)         EUSTACHE [II] "le Valet" de Rœulx (-1186, bur Rœulx Saint-Feuillien).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…primum et Eustacium secundum" as sons of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife[1036]Seigneur de 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"[1037]m GAUTHIER de Lens, son of ---. 

d)         ALIDE de Rœulx .  The 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"[1038].  After the death of her husband, she became a nun at Le Rœulx.  m ---. 

e)         ADA de Rœulx .  "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[1039].  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"[1040]m firstly NIKOLAAS van Boulaere, son of ---.  1166/75.  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.         GAUTHIER (-before 1176).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1158.    

3.         ADA (-1176 or before).  "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[1041].  Abbess of Nivelles. 

 

 

EUSTACHE [II] "le Valet" de Rœulx, son of EUSTACHE [I] Seigneur de Rœulx & his wife Marie de Morlanwelz (-1186, bur Rœulx Saint-Feuillien).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…primum et Eustacium secundum" as sons of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife[1042].  "…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"[1043].  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[1044].  "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[1045]Seigneur de Rœulx.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the death in 1186 of "Eustacius de Ruez, Eustacii senioris filius" and his burial "in monasterio Sancti Foillani apud Ruez"[1046]

m BERTHA van Gavre, daughter of RASSO [III] Heer van Gavre & his wife Eva de Chièvres.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Berta, Rassonis de Gauris et Damisoni de Cirvia filia" as wife of "Eustacium [filium Eustachii de Ruez…senior]"[1047].  She founded Oliva Abbey. 

Eustache [III] & his wife had two children: 

1.         EUSTACHE [III] "Canivet" de Rœulx (-before 1224).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filium…Eustacium et filiam Beatricem" as children of "Eustacium [filium Eustachii de Ruez…Senior]"[1048].  "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[1049]Seigneur de Rœulx.  “Eustachius dominus de Rodio” donated “in nemore de Brocheroit” to Cambron by charter dated 1206[1050].  “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[1051]m MARIE de Tournai, daughter of BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Hildegarde de Wavrin.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Eustachius dictus Kanivet” married “filiam Balduini de Mortania castellani Tornacensis[1052].  1221.  Eustache [III] & his wife had four children: 

a)         EUSTACHE [IV] "Campulus" de Rœulx (-before Apr 1282).  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[1053]Seigneur de Rœulx.  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[1054]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[1055].  Eustache [IV] & his wife had four children: 

i)          EUSTACHE [V] de Rœulx (-1288)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[1056].  Seigneur de Trazegnies, de iure uxoris: 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[1057]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[1058].  “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[1059]Seigneur de Rœulxm 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[1060]m secondly (before Jan 1258) 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[1061]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[1062]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[1063].  “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[1064].  Eustache [V] & his second wife had two children: 

(a)       EUSTACHE "Canivet" de Rœulx (-[Dec 1287/27 Mar 1288]).  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[1065]Seigneur du Rœulx, de Silly et de Trazegnies. 

(b)       MARIE de Rœulx (-after 1281).  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[1066].  1281.  m HUGO [IV] Burchgraeve van Gent, son of HUGO [III] Burchgraeve van Gent & his wife Maria van Gavre.  1261/88. 

ii)         GILLES "Rigaud" de Rœulx (-after 12 Nov 1297).  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[1067]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[1068].  The precise family relationship between Gilles de Rœulx and Dirk van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude has not yet been identified.  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[1069]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[1070]m ISABELLE de Ligne dame de Montrœuil, daughter of FASTRE de Ligne & his wife ---.  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[1071].  Gilles & his wife had seven children: 

(a)       EUSTACHE [VI] (-1337).  He died unmarried.  After his death, Rœulx was incorporated into the domaine of the Comtes de Hainaut, until 1433[1072]

(b)       five other sons. 

(c)       daughter . 

iii)        THIERRY de 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[1073].  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[1074]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[1075]

iv)       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[1076]

v)        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[1077]

vi)       ARNOULD de 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[1078]

b)         NICOLAS de Rœulx

c)         AGNES de 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[1079]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[1080]m (before 8 Sep 1235) JACQUES de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul, son of NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Elisabeth de Morialmes (-[1258/59]). 

d)         daughter .  m --- d'Ecaussines

2.         BEATRICE de Rœulx .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filium…Eustacium et filiam Beatricem" as children of "Eustacium [filium Eustachii de Ruez…Senior]"[1081]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 19.  SEIGNEURS de SAINT-AUBERT

 

 

Saint-Aubert is located in the present-day French département of Nord, about 20 kilometres east of Cambrai. 

 

 

1.         GERARD [I] de Saint-Aubert (-after 1096).  “Ansellus Valencen, castellan. Ribedimontis et Oestrevandie dominus” founded Anchin abbey by charter dated 1096, in the presence of “...Gerardus de Sto. Auberto...[1082]

 

2.         GILLES [I] de Saint-Aubert (-after May 1119).  Seigneur de Saint-Aubert.  “Ægidius miles dominus de Sancto Auberto et M--- uxor mea” donated “decimationes in parochia de Bursta et Bambrugghe et Vleckem et Borsbeka” to Forest by charter dated May 1119[1083]m M---, daughter of --- (-after May 1119).  “Ægidius miles dominus de Sancto Auberto et M--- uxor mea” donated “decimationes in parochia de Bursta et Bambrugghe et Vleckem et Borsbeka” to Forest by charter dated May 1119[1084]

 

 

Four brothers (it is not known whether all four shared both parents): 

1.         GERARD [II] de Saint-Aubert dit Maufilastre (-after May 1153).  Barthélemy Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the donation of “alodium de S. Germano, villas de Paciis, de Estrea” made to Famy abbey by “Guidone de Guisia consanguineo nostro” with the consent of “uxoris suæ Aeluidis quæ vulgo Machania dicitur”, by charter dated Dec 1120, in the presence of “Gerardi de S. Auberto...[1085].  “...Gerardus de S. Auberto, Anselmus de Levin, Hugo de Premont, Ægidius de Busignies fratres dicti Gerardi...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[1086].  “Egidius de Lievin miles” reached agreement with Cambrai Saint-Aubert concerning “villam...S. Vedastus”, on the advice of “D. Gerardi de S. Auberto patrui mei” and the approval of “uxoris meæ Mathildis”, by charter dated 1144[1087].  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed donations to Cambrai Saint-André, in the presence of “...Gerardo dicto Malofiliastro...”, by charter dated May 1153[1088].  He is named in the Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos which records that [his son] "Ægidius natus ex Gerardi Malo-privigno" built "turrim de Businiis" in 1170[1089]m ERMENGARDE d’Oisy, daughter of HUGUES [II] Châtelain de Cambrai, Seigneur d'Oisy et de Crèvecœur & his wife Hildiarde de Mons.  The Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I) refers to "Symon…sororis suæ…uxor Gerardi" but does not name his sister[1090].  Gérard [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GILLES [II] de Saint-Aubert (-after 1173, maybe after Jun 1184).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "Egidius de Sancto Oberto" as "ex sua hereditate summus Hanoniensis curie dapifer" and “ex parte Mathildis uxoris sue summus camerarius”, adding that he acquired “Businias villam” [Busignies], where he built a castle which he held as a fief from “comite Hanoniensi Balduino, Balduini comitis et Alidis comitisse filio”, and “Bohain...villam[1091].  The Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos records that "Ægidius natus ex Gerardi Malo-privigno" built "turrim de Businiis" in 1170[1092].  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[1093].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records in 1173 “tempore hiemali” that "miles...Egidius de Sancto Oberto in castro suo Businiis egrotavit", arranged his inheritance, and in his illness “signum crucis Domini sibi assumpsit[1094].  [“...Egidii de S. Auberto...” subscribed the charter dated Jun 1184 under which “Hugo de Oisi Camerac. castellan.” donated “circa villam de Maineriis et vallem Crepicordii” to Cambrai Saint-Aubert at the synod called by “Rogero Episcopo[1095].  This charter may refer to Gilles de Saint-Aubert if he recovered from his illness in 1173.  Otherwise it may refer to his son Gilles, although the latter is more usually referred to as Gilles de Berlaimont.]  m firstly (1151) as her second husband, BERTHE de Ribemont, widow of OTTO Comte de Duras, daughter of GODEFROI [II] de Ribemont Châtelain de Valenciennes Seigneur de Bouchain & his wife Yolande van Geldern.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[1096].  The Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos records that "Ægidius…adolescens, natus ex Gerardi Malo-filiastro" married "Bertam, comitis Balduini Hainoensis sororem non germanam", without the consent of the count, in 1151[1097].  The Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos records that "Ægidius natus ex Gerardi Malo-privigno" built "turrim de Businiis" in 1170[1098]m secondly MATHILDE de Berlaimont, daughter of GILLES de Chin Seigneur de Berlaimont & his wife Eva de Chièvres.  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"[1099].  Gilles [II] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          GERARD de Saint-Aubert (-after 1210).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[1100].  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[1101].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut "et eius uxor Marghareta comitissa" granted “villam Riwam prope Cameracum” [Rieux near Cambrai] to “Gerardum de Sancto Oberto fidelem suum et consobrinum” who relinquished “terram Ostrevannum”, dated to 1195[1102].  “...Gerardus de Sancto Oberto...Hugo de Sancto Oberto...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[1103].  “...Gerardi de S. Auberto...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[1104].  A manuscript dated to 1210 records "dominus de Sancto Oberto...dapifer qui vulgariter senescalcus dicitur", who had “in villa Sancti Oberti munitionem...et advocatiam”, became “senescalcus totius comitatus Hainoie, tam in dominatione Montensi quam in dominatione Valencenensi et in Ostrevanensi” with “caput senescalcie sue...in villa Sancti Auberti[1105]

ii)         --- de Saint-Aubert .  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[1106].  m NICOLAS [I] de Barbançon, son of ISAAC de Barbançon & his wife --- de Rumigny (-after 1202). 

Gilles [II] & his second wife had one child: 

iii)        GILLES [III] de Saint-Aubert [de Berlaimont] (-[Aug 1218/Mar 1224]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Egidius de Sancto Oberto" and “Mathildis uxoris sue” had “filium...Egidium[1107].  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[1108].  “...Egidius de Berlenmont...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[1109]Seigneur de Berlaimont

-         SEIGNEURS de BERLAIMONT

2.         [ANSELME de Lievin (-after 1129).  “...Gerardus de S. Auberto, Anselmus de Levin, Hugo de Premont, Ægidius de Busignies fratres dicti Gerardi...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[1110].]  m ---.  Anselme & his wife had one child: 

a)         GILLES de Lievin (-after 1144).  “Egidius de Lievin miles” reached agreement with Cambrai Saint-Aubert concerning “villam...S. Vedastus”, on the advice of “D. Gerardi de S. Auberto patrui mei” and the approval of “uxoris meæ Mathildis”, by charter dated 1144[1111]m (before 1144) MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  “Egidius de Lievin miles” reached agreement with Cambrai Saint-Aubert concerning “villam...S. Vedastus”, on the advice of “D. Gerardi de S. Auberto patrui mei” and the approval of “uxoris meæ Mathildis”, by charter dated 1144[1112]

3.         [HUGUES de Premont (-after 1129).  “...Gerardus de S. Auberto, Anselmus de Levin, Hugo de Premont, Ægidius de Busignies fratres dicti Gerardi...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[1113].] 

4.         [GILLES de Busignies (-after 1129).  “...Gerardus de S. Auberto, Anselmus de Levin, Hugo de Premont, Ægidius de Busignies fratres dicti Gerardi...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[1114].  He presumably died without direct heirs as the castle of Busignies is later recorded with Gilles de Saint-Aubert his nephew (see above).] 

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Saint-Aubert (-after 28 Jul 1200).  “...Gerardus de Sancto Oberto...Hugo de Sancto Oberto...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[1115]

 

 

1.         AUBRY de Chièvres (-after 1208).  “R[azo] [dominus] de Gavera et de Cirvia” ratified the donation of land made to Alne by “Nicolas de Montigny du consentement de Sara sa femme et de Henri son fils”, and by “Hugues de Florennes du consentement de Nicolas précité et de Béatrix sa mère”, by charter dated 1208, witnessed by “...Walterus de Gavera, Albricus de Cirvia, Gozuinus de Lidekerke[1116]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 20.  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[1117]

 

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...[1118].  “...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[1119].  “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...[1120].  “Gerardus advocatus Thudiniensis” certified that Lobbes held “Offregnies et...Thiegnies” which it had transferred to Alne by charter dated 1196[1121]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...[1122].  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...[1123].  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[1124].  “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[1125].  “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[1126]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[1127].  Jean & his wife had children: 

i)          GILLES de Thuin (-after 1230).  “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[1128].  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[1129].  “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[1130].  “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[1131].  “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[1132]m (before Apr 1222) --- de Walcourt, daughter of THIERRY Seigneur de Walcourt & his first wife --- de Chiny.  “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[1133].  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. 

3.         GODEFROI de Thuin (-after 28 Jul 1200).  “...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[1134].  “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...[1135].  “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...[1136].  “...Godefridus de Tuin...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[1137]

 

 

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[1138].  “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[1139]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[1140]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 21.  COMTES et CHÂTELAINS de TOURNAI

 

 

Tournai is located about 10 kilometres east of Lille, in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut, just east of the border with France. 

 

 

A.      COMTES [de TOURNAI]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         HILDUIN [I] (-after [900]).  Comte [de Tournai].  "Hilduinus comes…et frater meus Geilo et filius meus Hilduinus" donated revenue "in pago Tornacensi in…civitate Tornaco" granted by "dominus Karlomannus mihi" to the church of Noyon by charter dated to [900][1141]m ---.  The name of Hilduin´s wife is not known.  Hilduin [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HILDUIN [II] .  "Hilduinus comes…et frater meus Geilo et filius meus Hilduinus" donated revenue "in pago Tornacensi in…civitate Tornaco" granted by "dominus Karlomannus mihi" to the church of Noyon by charter dated to [900][1142]

2.         GEILO (-after [900]).  "Hilduinus comes…et frater meus Geilo et filius meus Hilduinus" donated revenue "in pago Tornacensi in…civitate Tornaco" granted by "dominus Karlomannus mihi" to the church of Noyon by charter dated to [900][1143]

 

 

1.         HILDUIN [III] .  m ---.  The name of Hilduin´s wife is not known.  The charter dated 4 Mar 981 quoted below suggests a family relationship with the counts of Holland, presumably through the female line, but there are too many different possibilities to speculate on the precise connection.  Hilduin [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ARNOUL (-after 4 Mar 981).  "Arnulfus filius Theoderici comitis et Arnulfus filius Hildwini" donated "in pago Taruennensis…in Rumingehim et in Keremberg, in pago Flandrensi…in Uckesham et super Gersta" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, at the request of "Everardi et filii eius Baldwini nepotis sui", by charter dated 4 Mar 981, signed by "Arnulfi junioris…marchysi, Theoderici comitis…Ingelberti advocati…"[1144].  The identity of "Arnulfus filius Hildwini" is not known, although the name "Hildwini" suggests a connection with the preceding family of Comtes [de Tournai].  Any family relationship between "Arnulfus filius Theoderici comitis" (identified as Dirk II Count of Holland and his son Arnulf) and "Arnulfus filius Hildwini" has not yet been found.  The document is unclear whether "nepotis sui" refers to "Arnulfus filius Theoderici comitis" or to "Arnulfus filius Hildwini" or to both. 

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de TOURNAI

 

 

1.         EVERARD [de Tournai], son of --- (-after 4 Mar 981)m [--- of Holland, daughter of DIRK II Count of Holland & his wife Hildegarde [of Flanders].  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the charter dated 4 Mar 981 under which "Arnulfus filius Theoderici comitis et Arnulfus filius Hildwini" donated "in pago Taruennensis…in Rumingehim et in Keremberg, in pago Flandrensi…in Uckesham et super Gersta" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, at the request of "Everardi et filii eius Baldwini nepotis sui", by charter dated 4 Mar 981[1145].  The difficulty with the document is that "nepotis sui" could apply either to "Arnulfus filius Theoderici comitis" or to "Arnulfus filius Hildwini".  For the purpose of presentation in the present document, it has been assumed that it refers to the former.  The identity of "Arnulfus filius Hildwini" is not known, although the name "Hildwini" suggests a connection with the family of the seigneurs de Ramerupt (see CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY), despite their apparent area of activity being some distance from Tournai, the location of one of the properties donated in this charter.]  Everard [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BAUDOUIN .  "Arnulfus filius Theoderici comitis et Arnulfus filius Hildwini" donated "in pago Taruennensis…in Rumingehim et in Keremberg, in pago Flandrensi…in Uckesham et super Gersta" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, at the request of "Everardi et filii eius Baldwini nepotis sui", by charter dated 4 Mar 981[1146]

 

 

1.         EVERARD [I] (-after 8 Jan 1088).  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "…Everardus de Tornaco…"[1147].  "…Rotgeri Hislensis castellani…Evrardi Tornacensis castellani…Odonis de Duaco castellani…" signed the charter dated 8 Jan 1088 under which Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed a donation by "Anselmus de Monte Ribodonis" to the abbey of Ribemont, for the soul of "patris sui Anselmi"[1148]m ---.  The name of Everard´s wife is not known.  Everard & his wife had one child: 

a)         RADOUL Everard (-after 1119).  Châtelain de Tournai.  Gérard Bishop of Cambrai granted rights relating to the altar in the church of Lidekerke to "Radulfi cognomine Eurardi Tornacensis et Heleuuidis eiusdem uxoris" by charter dated 1092[1149].  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...[1150].  A charter of Charles Count of Flanders dated to [1119/26] of the abbey of Saint-Silvin d´Auchy, including the donation by "Goardi et Radulfi filii Evreberti" of "mansorium et terram appendicem Garini cognomina Emboeth"[1151]m HELWIDE, daughter of --- (-after 1092).  Gérard Bishop of Cambrai granted rights relating to the altar in the church of Lidekerke to "Radulfi cognomine Eurardi Tornacensis et Heleuuidis eiusdem uxoris" by charter dated 1092[1152]

 

2.         EVERARD [II] Radoul (-1159 or after)Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne.  m RICHILDE de Hainaut, daughter of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut & his wife Yolande van Gelre.  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"[1153].  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"[1154].  Everard [II] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         BAUDOUIN (-before 1160).  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinum…Evrardum et Godefridum filios…et Yolandem filiam" as children of Richildis, specifying that Baudouin died young and was buried "in claustro sancte Dei genitricis Marie"[1155]

b)         EVERARD [III] Radoul (-1189 or after).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Evrardum cognomine Radonem qui de parte matris sue Fienias villam prope Melbodium possedit" as son of "castellano Tornacensis" and his wife[1156].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinum…Evrardum et Godefridum filios…et Yolandem filiam" as children of Richildis, specifying that Everard married "filiam Lamberti Leodiensis comitis Gertrudem nomine, de qua Balduinum filium genuit"[1157]Châtelain de Tournai.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "...Evrardus Rado Tornacensis castellanus..." among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172[1158]Guerardus cognomento Radulf...Tornacensis dominus” exempted Eename abbey from “viennagium” [road tolls] in his lands by charter dated 1186[1159]Seigneur de Mortagne.  "…Everardi Tornacensis castellani, Balduini filii eius…" signed the charter dated Nov 1187 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that "Euerardus castellanus Tornacensi" had donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1160]m firstly (repudiated) MATHILDE de Béthune, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Clémence de Cambrai (-1 Mar after [1165]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Roberti de Betune Atrebatensi sorore" as the first wife of "Evrardum cognomina Radonem"[1161].  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][1162].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “Kal Mar” of “Matildis soror Roberti advocati[1163]m secondly as her second husband, GERTRUDE de Montaigu, widow of RAOUL de Nesle Châtelain de Bruges, daughter of LAMBERT Comte de Montaigu & his wife ---.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis records that "Evrardum", son of Richildis de Hainaut, married "filiam Lamberti Leodiensis comitis Gertrudem nomine, de qua Balduinum filium genuit"[1164].  According to the Chronicon Hanoniense, "Evrardum cognomina Radonem" married "matrem Cononis et Iohannis et Radulphi" during the lifetime of his first wife[1165].  Everard [III] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          RICHILDE (-after 1215).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richeldem" as daughter of "Evrardum cognomina Radonem" and his first wife, adding that she married "Gislberto de Aldenarde" and secondly "Waltero de Sothenghien"[1166]Rikildis Aldenardensis domina” donated revenue from “villam...Leseines” to Eename abbey, for the soul of “Gilliberti domini et mariti mei”, by charter dated 1176, witnessed by “...Libbo d’Aldenardo, Alardus de Mercka, et tres cognati mei de Betuna, Roberto, Willelmo, Conrado[1167]"Riquildis domina de Aldenarda et…filius meus Arnulphus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre, for the soul of "mariti mei Ghilberti de Aldenarda", by charter dated 1181, witnessed by "…Gerardi de Sottinghien…"[1168].  Her two marriages are confirmed by the 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d´Angleterre which names "Gautiers de Sothenghien…freres fu Arnoul d´Audenarde de par sa mere ma dame Rikaut"[1169].  Baudouin VIII Count of Flanders guaranteed payments by "Walteri de Sotenghiem et Richeldis de Aldenarda uxoris eius" relating to the purchase of the forest of Lessines, by charter dated Oct 1193[1170].  “Ricaldis de Aldenarda” donated woods at “Parvach” to Mons Saint-Martin, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Arnulfi domini de Aldenarde, Everardi, et Walteri domini de Sotengiem”, by charter dated 1215[1171]m firstly GISELBERT van Oudenaarde, son of --- (-before 1176).  m secondly (after 1181) WOUTER van Zotteghem, son of WOUTER van Zotteghem & his wife Alaide --- (-after [1220]). 

ii)         ALIX (-Mentenay 5 May ----).  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “V Id Mai apud Mentenay” of “Aelis filia Mathildis sororis Roberti Rufi advocati[1172]

Everard [III] & his second wife had one child: 

iii)        BAUDOUIN (-after 21 May 1208).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum" as son of "Evrardum cognomina Radonem" and his second wife[1173]Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne. 

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c)         GODEFROI .  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinum…Evrardum et Godefridum filios…et Yolandem filiam" as children of Richildis[1174]

d)         YOLANDE de Tournai .  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinum…Evrardum et Godefridum filios…et Yolandem filiam" as children of Richildis, specifying that Yolande married "dapifero Rogerio"[1175]m as his second wife, ROGER [III] de Wavrin, son of --- (-1160 or after). 

e)         [IDA de Mortagne .  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Idam, filiam Everardi castellani Tornacensis" as wife of "Gualterus"[1176].  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"[1177]m GAUTHIER [I] d´Oisy Seigneur d´Avesnes, son of FASTRE [II] d´Oisy & his wife Richilde --- (-1147).] 

 

 

BAUDOUIN de Tournai, son of EVERARD [III] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai & his second wife Gertrude de Montaigu (-after 21 May 1208).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum" as son of "Evrardum cognomina Radonem" and his second wife[1178].  "…Everardi Tornacensis castellani, Balduini filii eius…" signed the charter dated Nov 1187 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that "Euerardus castellanus Tornacensi" had donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[1179]Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne. 

m HILDRADE de Wavrin, daughter of HELIE [III] de Wavrin Seneschal of Flanders & his wife Torsella d'Arras.  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[1180].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Balduinus de Mortania" married "filiam senescalli Flandriæ...Hediardem"[1181]

Baudouin & his wife had two children: 

1.         EVERARD [IV] Radoul (-[8 Jan/Jul] 1226).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Evrardum Raduel” as the son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife "filiam senescalli Flandriæ...Hediardem"[1182]Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne.  “Everardo Radoul domino Mauritanensi castellano Tornacensi” corrected damage done to the church of Tournai by charter dated 1222[1183]m firstly ISABELLE d´Enghien, daughter of ENGELBERT [IV] Seigneur d´Enghien & his wife Adelaide d´Avesnes (-1218).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, married "filiam domini Engelberti de Enghien ex Adelina filia domini Jacobi de Avennes"[1184]m secondly (after 1218) ELISABETH de Courtrai, daughter of ROGER [II] Châtelain de Courtrai & his wife Beatrix van Nevele.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, married secondly "hæredem...terræ de Nevella juxta Gandavum"[1185].  Everard [IV] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ARNAUD (-1265 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "alia…soror Sigeri de Einghen una" married "domino Evrardo Radoul domino de Mortania" by whom she had "filium Arnulphum"[1186]Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne. 

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Everard [IV] & his second wife had three children: 

b)         EVERARD Radoul de Mortagne (-1276 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “filios [Rodolphum], Michaëlem qui juvenis decessit, et Rogerum” as the sons of “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, and his second wife "hæredem...terræ de Nevella juxta Gandavum"[1187].   Seigneur de Nivelle.  m JEANNE de Béthune, daughter of GUILLAUME de Béthune Seigneur de Pont-Rohard & his wife Elisabeth Dame de Pont-Rohard.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardi domini de Mortania filii de secundis nuptiis, Rodulphus primogenitus” married “filiam domini Guilelmi de Betunia domini de Pontroart Joannam” by whom he had "filios...et filias"[1188].  

c)         MICHEL de Mortagne .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “filios [Rodolphum], Michaëlem qui juvenis decessit, et Rogerum” as the sons of “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, and his second wife "hæredem...terræ de Nevella juxta Gandavum"[1189]

d)         ROGER de Mortagne .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “filios [Rodolphum], Michaëlem qui juvenis decessit, et Rogerum” as the sons of “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, and his second wife "hæredem...terræ de Nevella juxta Gandavum"[1190].   m as her second husband, --- de Seneffle, widow of GAUTHIER Seigneur de Braine, daughter of ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardi domini de Mortania filii de secundis nuptiis...secundus filius...Rogerus” married “hæredem de Seneffle, relicta domini Walteri de Braine” by whom he had "Joannem et Robertum"[1191].  Roger & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardi domini de Mortania filii de secundis nuptiis...secundus filius...Rogerus” married “hæredem de Seneffle, relicta domini Walteri de Braine” by whom he had "Joannem et Robertum"[1192]

ii)         ROBERT .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardi domini de Mortania filii de secundis nuptiis...secundus filius...Rogerus” married “hæredem de Seneffle, relicta domini Walteri de Braine” by whom he had "Joannem et Robertum"[1193]

2.         MARIE (-1221 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Eustachius dictus Kanivet” married “filiam Balduini de Mortania castellani Tornacensis[1194]m EUSTACHE [III] "Canivet" Seigneur de Rœulx, son of  EUSTACHE [II] "le Valet" Seigneur de Rœulx & his wife Bertha van Gavre (-[1220/24]). 

 

 

ARNAUD de Mortagne, son of EVERARD [IV] Raoul Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne & his first wife Isabelle d´Enghien (-1265 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "alia…soror Sigeri de Einghen una" married "domino Evrardo Radoul domino de Mortania" by whom she had "filium Arnulphum"[1195].  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[1196]Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne.  "Arnulphus castellanus Tornacensis et Yolendis uxor eius" exchanged properties with the abbey of Cysoing by charter dated Jul 1250[1197]

m YOLANDE de Coucy, daughter of THOMAS de Coucy Seigneur de Vervins & his wife Mathilde de Rethel.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardo Raduel...Arnulfus primogenitus” married “Yolent filiam domini de Couchi, domini de Verwino[1198].   "Arnulphus castellanus Tornacensis et Yolendis uxor eius" exchanged properties with the abbey of Cysoing by charter dated Jul 1250[1199]

Arnaud & his wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN (-1279 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “primogenitus Joannes” son of “Evrardo Raduel...Arnulfus primogenitus” and his wife “Yolent filiam domini de Couchi, domini de Verwino[1200]Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne.  m as her first husband, MARIE de Conflans, daughter of EUSTACHE [II] Seigneur de Conflans & his wife Heluide de Thourotte.  She married secondly (before Apr 1285) Jean d´Antoing.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenitus Joannes”, son of “Hugo” and his wife, married “Mariam filiam domini Eustasii de Scoufflans, relictam domini Joannis de Mortagne[1201].  Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARIE de Mortagne (-1312 or after).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Jul 1303, under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", which also named "nostre…niece Marie jadis fame du dit Jehan de Brabain seign. de Virson"[1202].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  m JEAN de Brabant Seigneur de Vierzon, son of GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Aarschot, Seigneur de Vierzon & his wife Marie de Vierzon ([1281]-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302). 

2.         THOMAS de Mortagne .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus...Thomas”, son of “Evrardo Raduel...Arnulfus primogenitus” and his wife “Yolent filiam domini de Couchi, domini de Verwino”, married “filiam domini Egidii Brunii Franciæ constabularii ex qua genuit filios et filias[1203]m --- de Trazegnies, daughter of GILLES [V] “le Brun” de Trazegnies & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus...Thomas”, son of “Evrardo Raduel...Arnulfus primogenitus” and his wife “Yolent filiam domini de Couchi, domini de Verwino”, married “filiam domini Egidii Brunii Franciæ constabularii ex qua genuit filios et filias[1204]

3.         RAOUL de Mortagne (-Apulia ----).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “tertius...Rodulfus”, son of “Evrardo Raduel...Arnulfus primogenitus” and his wife “Yolent filiam domini de Couchi, domini de Verwino”, died “in Apulia[1205]

4.         ARNAUD de Mortagne .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “quartus Arnulfus...clericus” son of “Evrardo Raduel...Arnulfus primogenitus” and his wife “Yolent filiam domini de Couchi, domini de Verwino[1206]

5.         GUILLAUME de Mortagne (-1302 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “quintus Guilelmus” son of “Evrardo Raduel...Arnulfus primogenitus” and his wife “Yolent filiam domini de Couchi, domini de Verwino[1207].  Seigneur de Rumes.  m firstly ISABELLE de Wilde-Espel, daughter of ---.  m secondly ELISABETH van Sloten, daughter of ---.  m thirdly (25 Dec 1298) PENTECÔTE [Yvette] de Durbuy, daughter of GERARD van Limburg Seigneur de Durbuy & his wife Mechtild von Kleve.  m fourthly as her first husband, ISABELLE van Oudenaarde, daughter of ARNOUD [V] Heer van Oudenaarde & his first wife Isabelle de Sebourg [Hainaut] (-1321 or after).  She married secondly (before 23 Nov 1321) Gérard de Grandpré Seigneur de Houffalize

6.         BAUDOUIN de Mortagne .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “sextus Balduinus” son of “Evrardo Raduel...Arnulfus primogenitus” and his wife “Yolent filiam domini de Couchi, domini de Verwino[1208]

7.         MATHILDE de Mortagne (-1311).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenita...filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania, Mathildis” married “castellano Insulensi” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias, quorum primogenitus Joannes” succeeded his father and married “[filiam] domini Joannis de Nigella[1209]m JEAN [III] Châtelain de Lille, son of JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille & his wife Mathilde de Béthune (-1276 or after). 

8.         ISABELLE de Mortagne (-1315).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secunda filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania...Isabellis seu Elisabeth” married “domino Arnulfo de Dieste” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias[1210].  The Chronicon Diestense records that “Arnoldus...quintus dominus de Diest” married “Elisabeth de Britannia[1211].  “Arnoldus dominus de Dyst et castellanus Antwerpiensis, Elysabeth uxor eius, ac Gerardus filius suus miles” granted freedoms to the citizens of Diest by charter dated 1290[1212].  A register of fiefs compiled in 1408 by André de Maubeuge records that “heer Aert van Diest borchgraef van Antwerpen” married “Lysbeth van Bretaingnen uyt Vranckryck”, adding that Isabelle died in 1315[1213]m ARNOUT [V] van Diest, son of ARNOUT [IV] van Diest & his wife Oda --- (-before 21 Jun 1297). 

9.         MARIE de Mortagne .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “tertia [filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania]...Maria” married “domino Joanni Bertout domino de Gramines” by whom she had “filios et duas filias[1214]m (before 18 Nov 1278) JAN Berthout Heer van Grammene, son of --- (-killed in battle Worringen 5 Jun 1288). 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS d’ESPINOY et d´ANTOING

 

 

Antoing is located on the outskirts south-west of Tournai, in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut.  Epinoy lies about 10 kilometres north-west of Cambrai on the frontier between the present-day French départements of Nord and Pas-de-Calais.  From the mid-12th century both towns were held by the same family, although the precise process by which they were combined through inheritance or purchase has not been ascertained. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME d’Espinoy (-after 3 May 1091).  “...Wilelmus de Spineto...” subscribed the charter dated 3 May 1091 under which Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut sold “allodium de Gengetauvia” Huy Notre-Dame[1215]

 

2.         JOSCELIN d’Antoing (-after 1117).  “...Gotscelinus de Antoin...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Bouchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis near Mons[1216]

 

 

1.         ALARD [I] .  Seigneur d’Espinoy.  A charter dated 1168 recognises donations made to the monks of Berclau in Artois by "Alardus senior de Spineto miles", after his death by "Guilelmus filius eius", after the death of the latter and his burial in the church by "Alardus filius eius", witnessed by "…eiusdem Alardi de Spineto, Eustachii de Vimy, fratris eius…Gerardi, et fratris ipsius Alardi…"[1217]m ---.  The name of Alard´s wife is not known.  Alard [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME (-before 1168).  Seigneur d’Espinoy.  A charter dated 1168 recognises donations made to the monks of Berclau in Artois by "Alardus senior de Spineto miles", after his death by "Guilelmus filius eius", after the death of the latter and his burial in the church by "Alardus filius eius", witnessed by "…eiusdem Alardi de Spineto, Eustachii de Vimy, fratris eius…Gerardi, et fratris ipsius Alardi…"[1218]m ---.  The name of Guillaume´s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

i)          ALARD [II] (-1177 or before)Seigneur d’Espinoy.  A charter dated 1168 recognises donations made to the monks of Berclau in Artois by "Alardus senior de Spineto miles", after his death by "Guilelmus filius eius", after the death of the latter and his burial in the church by "Alardus filius eius", witnessed by "…eiusdem Alardi de Spineto, Eustachii de Vimy, fratris eius…Gerardi, et fratris ipsius Alardi…"[1219]Seigneur d’Antoing

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ii)         EUSTACHE de Vimy (-after 20 Feb 1176).  A charter dated 1168 recognises donations made to the monks of Berclau in Artois by "Alardus senior de Spineto miles", after his death by "Guilelmus filius eius", after the death of the latter and his burial in the church by "Alardus filius eius", witnessed by "…eiusdem Alardi de Spineto, Eustachii de Vimy, fratris eius…Gerardi, et fratris ipsius Alardi…"[1220].  “Johannes de Spineto et Eustachius nepos eius...” witnessed the charter dated 20 Feb 1176 under which Henri Comte de Namur confirmed the renunciation made by “Theodericus de Feng” in favour of Floreffe[1221]

iii)        GERARD (-after 1168).  A charter dated 1168 recognises donations made to the monks of Berclau in Artois by "Alardus senior de Spineto miles", after his death by "Guilelmus filius eius", after the death of the latter and his burial in the church by "Alardus filius eius", witnessed by "…eiusdem Alardi de Spineto, Eustachii de Vimy, fratris eius…Gerardi, et fratris ipsius Alardi…"[1222]

b)         [JEAN d´Espinoy (-after 20 Feb 1176).  “Johannes de Spineto et Eustachius nepos eius...” witnessed the charter dated 20 Feb 1176 under which Henri Comte de Namur confirmed the renunciation made by “Theodericus de Feng” in favour of Floreffe[1223].] 

 

 

ALARD [II] d´Espinoy, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur d’Espinoy & his wife --- (-1177 or before)Seigneur d’Espinoy.  A charter dated 1168 recognises donations made to the monks of Berclau in Artois by "Alardus senior de Spineto miles", after his death by "Guilelmus filius eius", after the death of the latter and his burial in the church by "Alardus filius eius", witnessed by "…eiusdem Alardi de Spineto, Eustachii de Vimy, fratris eius…Gerardi, et fratris ipsius Alardi…"[1224]Seigneur d’Antoing

m [FLANDRINE de Namur, daughter of GODEFROY I Comte de Namur & his first wife Sibylle de Château-Porcien.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ysabella et Flandrina" as the two daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his first wife, specifying that Flandrina's husband was "minus nobiliter…Hugo de Spineto" by whom she was mother of "Gerardus abbas de Claromaresco et fratres eorum et sorores"[1225].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two sisters of "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as "una [uxor] dominus de Roseto, alia [uxor] domino de Spinoit", in a later passage clarifying that the two sisters were daughters of "Henrici comitis" by his first wife[1226].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1227], this daughter was named Cecile and her husband was Alard [II] Seigneur d'Espinoy et d'Antoing.  The primary source which confirms this name has not yet been identified.  However, assuming that Alberic de Trois-Fontaines correctly identifies her husband as the Seigneur d’Espinoy, the chronology suggests that it is more likely that he was Alard [II] rather than Hugues.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filios et filias quarum una habuit uxorem Theodericus de Anvennis" as children of "nobili apud Spinoit in Atrebathesio" & his Namur wife[1228].] 

Alard [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         GOSCELIN (-1193 or before)Seigneur d’EspinoySeigneur d’Antoingm ANSILIA de Wavrin, daughter of ROGER [III] de Wavrin & his first wife Mathilde --- (-after [17] Sep 1196).  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[1229].  "Johannes...Insulensis castellanus" attested that "domina Ansilia nobilis mulier de Spineto" had donated land to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "Robberti et Gosuini fratrum suorum et Hellini de Wauerin nepotis sui" by charter dated [17] Sep 1196[1230]

2.         GUILLAUME (-after 1168). 

3.         HUGUES [I] (-[1196])Seigneur d’EspinoySeigneur d’Antoing

-        see below

4.         ELISABETH (-7 Oct ----)m as his first wife, THIERRY [II] Seigneur de Ligne, son of THIERRY [I] Seigneur de Ligne & his wife Marguerite de Fontaines-l´Evêque (-1190). 

5.         [GERARD (-1197 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gerardus abbas de Claromaresco et fratres eorum et sorores" as the children of "Hugo de Spineto" and his wife Flandrina de Namur[1231].  As noted above, the chronology suggests that the husband of Flandrine was Alard [II] rather than Hugues.  It is not known which of these was the father of Gérard.  Abbot of Villars 1186/92.  Abbot of Clairmarais 1192/97.] 

 

 

HUGUES [I] d´Antoing, son of ALARD [II] Seigneur d’Espinoy et d´Antoing & his wife [Flandrine de Namur] (-[1196])Seigneur d’EspinoySeigneur d’Antoing.  “...Hugonis de Anthoeng...” subscribed the charter dated Jun 1184 under which “Hugo de Oisi Camerac. castellan.” donated “circa villam de Maineriis et vallem Crepicordii” to Cambrai Saint-Aubert at the synod called by “Rogero Episcopo[1232]

m AGNES 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 Agnes married "Hugoni domini de Spinoit et de Antum"[1233].  "Alardus dominus de Antoing et de Croisilles" donated property to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ de Pratis", naming "mater mea Agnes", by charter dated 1207[1234]

Hugues [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         ALARD [III] (-1222 or before)Seigneur d’Antoing et d´Espinoy.  "Alardus dominus de Antoing et de Croisilles" donated property to "ecclesiæ B. Mariæ de Pratis", naming "mater mea Agnes", by charter dated 1207[1235].  "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[1236]m IDA de Douai, daughter of GERARD [III] Prévôt de Douai & his wife Ida de Saint-Omer (-before 1253).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "secunda filia [castellano Sancti-Audomari domino Wilelmo]...Yda" married "præposito Duacensi" and had “unicam...filiam...Ydam” who married “domino Alardo de Antoing[1237].  She married secondly (before Jul 1228) Hendrik van Hondeschote.  Alard [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HUGUES [II] (1204-[1270]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" as the son of “domino Alardo de Antoing” and his wife Ida[1238]Seigneur d’Antoing et d´Espinoy.  "Robertus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethunie ac Teneremondæ dominus" confirmed the donation of property "in territorio de Woestina" made to Braella abbey by "Hugo dominus d´Antoing et d´Espinoy miles homo meus et domina Philippa uxor eius filia quondam bonæ memoriæ viri nobilis domini Michaelis de Harnis militis" by charter dated Dec 1231[1239].  “Hugo de Antoing miles” acknowledged the homage given to the king of France for “terra bonæ memoriæ Michaelis de Harnis soceri sui…ratione Philippæ uxoris suæ devoluta" by charter dated 21 Mar [1234/35][1240]m firstly (before 11 Nov 1230) PHILIPPA de Harnes, daughter of MICHEL [III] Seigneur de Harnes & his wife Beatrix de Nevele.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" married “Philippam unicam filiam...domini Michaelis de Harnes eiusque hæredem[1241].  "Robertus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethunie ac Teneremondæ dominus" confirmed the donation of property "in territorio de Woestina" made to Braella abbey by "Hugo dominus d´Antoing et d´Espinoy miles homo meus et domina Philippa uxor eius filia quondam bonæ memoriæ viri nobilis domini Michaelis de Harnis militis" by charter dated Dec 1231[1242].  “Hugo de Antoing miles” acknowledged the homage given to the king of France for “terra bonæ memoriæ Michaelis de Harnis soceri sui…ratione Philippæ uxoris suæ devoluta" by charter dated 21 Mar [1234/35][1243]m secondly (before 1257) MARIE van Peteghem, daughter of JAN [III] Heer van Peteghem en Cysoing & his wife ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" married secondly “filia domini Joannis de Cisoing Maria[1244].  Hugues [II] & his first wife had five children: 

i)          MICHEL (-1269 or before).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “primogenitus...Michaël” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his wife “Philippam unicam filiam...domini Michaelis de Harnes eiusque hæredem[1245].  Seigneur de Harnes.  m firstly --- de Gavre, daughter of [RASO [IX] Heer van Gavre & his wife ---].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Michaël” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his wife married “sorore domini Rassonis de Liedekerke[1246]m secondly --- de Picquigny, daughter of RENARD de Picquigny & his wife [Beatrix ---].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Michaël” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his wife married secondly “filiam domini Renaldi de Pinkengni[1247].  Michel & his first wife had four children: 

(a)       HUGUES .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Hugo” as the son of “Michaël” and his wife “sorore domini Rassonis de Liedekerke[1248].  Seigneur de Harnes.  m YOLANDE 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 “Hugo”, son of “Michaël”, married “sorore domini Joannis de Berbenchon[1249].  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

(1)       JEAN (-killed in battle Groeninge 11 Jul 1302).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Joannem et Michaëlem” as the two sons of “Hugo” and his wife “sorore domini Joannis de Berbenchon[1250]m (before Apr 1285) as her second husband, MARIE de Conflans, widow of JEAN de Mortagne Châtelain de Tournai, daughter of EUSTACHE [II] Seigneur de Conflans & his wife Heluide de Thourotte.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenitus Joannes”, son of “Hugo” and his wife, married “Mariam filiam domini Eustasii de Scoufflans, relictam domini Joannis de Mortagne[1251]

(2)       MICHEL (-killed in battle Groeninge 11 Jul 1302).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “Joannem et Michaëlem” as the two sons of “Hugo” and his wife “sorore domini Joannis de Berbenchon[1252]

(b)       CLARISSE (-1306).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “sororum...domini Hugonis de Harnes primogenita...Clarissia” married “domino Eustachio de Lens”, by whom she had “filius...Joannes” who married “Alaydem filiam domini Gerardi de Einghen” and “filia” who married “Alardo domino de Vile[1253]m EUSTACHE de Lens Seigneur de Lens, son of ---. 

(c)       PHILIPPA (-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[1254]m as his first wife, EUSTACHE [V] Seigneur de Rœulx, son of EUSTACHE [IV] "Campulus" Seigneur de Rœulx & his wife Marie de Trith (-1288). 

(d)       MARIE .  Abbess of La Brayelle-d´Aunay. 

Michel & his second wife had one child: 

(e)       MARIE (-before 1301).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “filiam...Mariam” as the child of “Michaël” and his second wife, adding that she married “domino Arnaldo de Cisoing[1255]m ARNOLD de Cysoing, son of ---.  

ii)         HUGUES [III] (-[1301/04]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “secundus filius domini Hugonis de Antoing, Hugo[1256]Seigneur d’Antoing et d´Espinoy.  Prévôt de Douai. 

-         see below

iii)        JEAN (-1308 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “tertius filius...domini Hugonis de Antoing, Joannes[1257].  Seigneur de Bury et de Bitremont.  m as her second husband, BEATRIX de Barbançon dite de Vierves, widow of GODFRIED [III] Heer van Oosterzele, daughter of ROBERT de Barbançon & his wife --- de Vierves.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “tertius filius...domini Hugonis de Antoing, Joannes” married “Beatricem filiam domini Roberti de Virve, relictam domini Godefridi de Winti[1258]

-         SEIGNEURS de BURY et de BITREMONT[1259]

iv)       BEATRIX .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “filiarum...domini Hugonis de Antoing primogenita...Beatrix” married “domino Joanni de Rume” by whom she had “filios et filias, quotum primogenitus Balduinus...ex filia domini Hellini de Wavrin Sibylla tres genuit filias, quarum primogenita Elisabeth...nupsit domino Ioanni de Varennes[1260]m JEAN de Rumes, son of ---. 

v)        ALIXm GUILLAUME de Marbais, son of ---. 

Hugues [II] & his second wife had seven children: 

vi)       ALARD (-1315 or before).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “primogenitus Alardus” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his second wife “filia domini Joannis de Cisoing Maria”, adding that he inherited “terram...de Briefuel[1261].  Seigneur de Briffeuil et de Genech.  m MARIE de Thourotte, daughter of GAUCHER de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon et de Thorotte & his second wife Marie de Coucy (-after 1315).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenitus Alardus”, son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his second wife, married “filia domini Galtheri de Torota Maria” by whom he had “plures...filias[1262]

-         SEIGNEURS de BRIFFEUIL[1263]

vii)      GAUTHIER (-1292 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “secundus...Galtherus” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his second wife “filia domini Joannis de Cisoing Maria”, adding that he inherited “terram...de Belona[1264].  Seigneur de Bellonne.  m as her first husband, CATHERINE d´Estrées, daughter of RAOUL d´Estrées & his wife --- (-[1312]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus...Galtherus” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his second wife married “nepte domini Radulphi de Soreos Franciæ Marescalli, Catharina”, by whom he had “plures...filios[1265].  She married secondly ([1293]) Guy Seigneur du Plessis-Brion

-         SEIGNEURS de GONDECOURT[1266]

viii)     MARIE (-bur Abbaye de la Thure).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “filiarum...Hugonis de Antoing ex uxore secunda, primogenita...Maria” married "domino de Barbenchon Joanni" by whom she had “plures...liberos[1267].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...de Barbenson" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Marie" by whom she had “pluseurs filz et pluseurs filles[1268]m JEAN [I] Seigneur de Barbançon, son of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Isabelle de Nesle (-16 Feb 1312, bur Abbaye de la Thure). 

ix)       IDA The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “filiarum...Hugonis de Antoing ex uxore secunda...altera...Yda” married "domino Nicolao de Barbenchon fratri...domini Joannis"[1269].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "monseignour Jehan de Barbenson...Monseignour Nicholas son frere" married "la fille monseignour Huon d’Antoing...Yde...suer germaione la femme monseigneur Jehan de Barbenson son frere"[1270]m as his second wife, NICOLAS de Barbançon Seigneur de Villiers-Sire-Nicole et de Braine-l´Alleud, son of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Isabelle de Nesle (-1313). 

x)        JEAN (-1299 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “tertius...Joannes” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit", adding that he was “canonicus ecclesiæ Cameracensis et archidiaconus[1271].  Archdeacon of Cambrai.  

xi)       ARNOUL (-1299 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “tertius...Joannes” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit", adding that he was “canonicus ecclesiæ Cameracensis et archidiaconus”, and “similiter et quartus Arnulphus[1272].  Canon at Cambrai. 

xii)      GILLES (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “quintus...Egidius” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his second wife “filia domini Joannis de Cisoing Maria”, adding that he inherited “terram...de Assenaing[1273]m --- du Frasnoy, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur du Frasnoy & his wife Mathilde d´Esne.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “quintus...Egidius”, son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his second wife, married “unica filia domini Guilelmi de Fraxineto” by whom he had “plures...liberos[1274]

-         SEIGNEURS d´ARSSENBRUECQ[1275]

b)         MARIE .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "sororum...domini Hugonis de Antoing, filii domini Alardi, primogenita...Maria" married “domino Philippo de Prouvi” by whom she had “unicum...filium...Gerardi” who succeeded his father and had “plures...filios et filias” by “Yda filia comitis Balduini de Ghisnes[1276]m PHILIPPE de Prouvy, son of ---. 

c)         AGNES [Marguerite?] .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "sororum...domini Hugonis de Antoing, filii domini Alardi...secunda soror...Margareta" married “domino Wilelmo de Graumes” by whom she had “filios...primogenitus...Wilelmus, alterius Hugo, filiarum una domino Henrico de Marlins unam peperit filiam, quam duxit dominus Walterus de Hartain[1277]m (before 1232) GUILLAUME de Grandmetz, son of ---. 

2.         GOSWIN (-after 1241). 

 

 

HUGUES [III] d´Antoing, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur d’Antoing et d´Espinoy & his first wife Philippa de Harnes (-[1301/04]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names “secundus filius domini Hugonis de Antoing, Hugo[1278]Seigneur d’Antoing et d´Espinoy.  Prévôt de Douai.  “Hugues sire d’Epinoy et d’Antoing et son fils aîné Hugues d’Antoing sire de Bugenoth” acknowledged the duties payable by the chapter of Antoing by charter dated 22 Feb 1299 (O.S.)[1279]

m firstly (before 1260) SIBYLLE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his first wife Eustachie de Châtillon.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus filius domini Hugonis de Antoing, Hugo” married "filia senescalli Flandriæ Roberti" by whom he had “filios[1280]

m secondly as her second husband, ELISABETH de Béthune, widow firstly of JEAN de Steelant avoué d´Usse, and secondly of HELIE de Wavrin Seigneur de Harponlieu, daughter of ROBERT [VII] Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Elisabeth de Morialmes (-before 1300).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus filius domini Hugonis de Antoing, Hugo” married secondly "filiam advocati Bethuniæ Roberti, relictam domini Hellini de Waurin"[1281]

Hugues [III] & his first wife had four children: 

1.         HUGUES [IV] (-1310).  Seigneur de Bugenoth.  “Hugues sire d’Epinoy et d’Antoing et son fils aîné Hugues d’Antoing sire de Bugenoth” acknowledged the duties payable by the chapter of Antoing by charter dated 22 Feb 1299 (O.S.)[1282]m firstly (before 1285) ELISABETH van Grimberghe, daughter of HENDRIK van Grimberghe & his wife ---.  Heiress of Buggenhout.  m secondly ([1300]) MATHILDE de Picquigny Dame de Gouy, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Picquigny Vidame d´Amiens & his wife Marguerite de Beaumetz (-after 1338).  Hugues [IV] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         HUGUES [V] (-1315)m (before 1305) as her first husband, MARIE d'Enghien Châtelaine de Gand Vrouw van Zotteghem, daughter of GERARD d´Enghien Heer van Zotteghem Burchgraeve van Gent & his wife Marie van Gent (-1318).  She married secondly as his first wife, Guy de Flandre Seigneur de Richebourg.  Hugues [V] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ISABELLE (-6 Dec 1354, bur Antoing).  The Continuator of the Chronique de Jean de Saint-Victor records that "monseigneur Aufour" (which refers to Alphonse de la Cerda, son of Alfonso and his wife Mathilde) married "la demoiselle de Gant"[1283]Dame d´Antoing et d´Espinoy.  Hugues de Melun sire d’Antoing, d’Epinoy et châtelain de Gand et Marguerite de Picquegny son épouse” confirmed letters, issued by “Jehan vicomte de Melun chambellan de France sire de Monstruel et Belloy et d’Isabelle dame d’Antoing et d’Epinoy vicomtesse de Melun, père et mère du dit Hugues” and signed by “son frère Charles d’Espaigne seigneur de Lunel” dated 26 Jul 1347, relating to a foundation in the church of Antoing by charter dated 10 Jul 1369[1284]Prévôte de Douai, Châtelaine de Gand.  An epitaph in the church of Antoing records the death 6 Dec 1354 of "Isabeau dame d´Antoing, d´Espinoy, Sottingien, Chastelainé de Grand jadis femme…à Henry de Lovain, après à Monsieur Alfons d´Espagne et après à Monsieur le Vicomte de Meleum Camberlench de France Segneur de Blandy et de Monstruel"[1285]m firstly HENRI de Louvain Heer van Gaesbeek en Herstal, son of JEAN de Louvain Heer van Gaesbeck & his wife Félicité de Luxembourg (-after 2 Feb 1323).  m secondly ([1325]) ALPHONSE de la Cerda dit d'Espagne Baron de Lunel, son of don ALFONSO de la Cerda de Castilla, Señor de Alba, Bejar y Gibraleón & his wife Mathilde de Brienne-Eu (in France [1289][1286]-Gentilly, near Paris 15 Apr 1327).  m thirdly (contract 16/17 Jul 1327) as his second wife, JEAN [II] Vicomte de Melun Comte de Tancarville Seigneur de Belloy-Montreuil, Grand Chamberlain of France, son of ADAM de Melun Seigneur de Montreuil-Belloy & his wife Jeanne de Sully (-1359). 

b)         HENRI (-killed in battle Staveren 26 Sep 1345)m firstly MARIE van Haveskerque, daughter of RENAUD Heer van Haveskerque & his wife Aleidis de Mortagne.  m secondly (after 1320) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Craon, widow of OLIVIER [III] Seigneur de Clisson, daughter of MAURICE [V] Seigneur de Craon & his wife Mathilde Berthout van Mechelen (-20 Jul 1350, bur Angers Cordeliers).  Henri & his first wife had one child: 

i)          ISABELLE (-18 Aug 1373, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church).  Dame de Buggenhout.  m GERARD [III] Seigneur de Werchin, son of JACQUES [II] Seigneur de Werchin & his first wife Philippa van Beveren (-before 17 Jul 1306, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church). 

c)         GERARD .  Seigneur de Sempst et de Haveskerque.  m MATHILDE Maes de Leefdael, daughter of ---.  

-        SEIGNEURS de HAVESKERQUE[1287]

d)         MARGUERITE (-after 1356).  Nun at Mons. 

2.         ROBERT (-1300).  Prévôt de Douai. 

3.         HELLIN (-after 1313).  Canon at Lillers.  “Hellins d’Anthoing fils à...Huon seigneur d’Espinois et d’Anthoing chevalier, canoines de l’église de Lilers...” issued an arbitral judgment to settle a dispute involving the chapter of Antoing by charter dated 5 Jul 1295[1288]

4.         COLART (-after 1284). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 22.  SEIGNEURS de TRAZEGNIES

 

 

Trazegnies is located two kilometres east of Courcelles, about 5 kilometres north-west of Charleroi, in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut.  Europäische Stammtafeln shows a reconstruction of the Trazegnies family the early generations of which are not corroborated by the primary source data which is reproduced below[1289].  Reconstruction of the family is hampered by repetition of the names Oste and Gilles.  Each individual with these names has been numbered below.  However, it is probable that there is some overlap in the numbering and that further information will enable some of these persons to be merged. 

 

 

1.         --- de Trazegnies (-killed in battle 1146).  The Chronicon Diestense records that “Arnoldus [...vel Arnulphus dominus de Diest], domini de Wezemael, de Rotselaer, de Bierbaco, de Leefdale, Hoerne, Transingys, Ravies” were killed in battle in 1146[1290]

 

 

1.         OSTE [I] de Trazegnies .  He is named in the 4 Apr 1184 charter of his grandson Oste [II].  m ---.  Oste [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         GILLES [I] de Trazegnies .  He is named in the 4 Apr 1184 charter of his son Oste [II].  m DAMISIA, daughter of ---.  Osto miles de Trasingeis” donated various decima to Floreffe, in the same way as “avus meus Hosto et pater meus Egidius”, by charter dated 4 Apr 1184, witnessed by “mater mea Damisia, Sigerus frater meus, Richardus et Gerardus de Rohenia cognati mei, Wilhelmus de Hutange, Heinricus de Birbais...[1291]Gilles & his wife had two children: 

i)          OSTE [II] de Trazignies (-after 4 Apr 1184).  ["…Otto de Trasennies…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[1292].  The witness could have been either Oste [II] or Oste [III].]  Osto miles de Trasingeis” donated various decima to Floreffe, in the same way as “avus meus Hosto et pater meus Egidius”, by charter dated 4 Apr 1184, witnessed by “mater mea Damisia, Sigerus frater meus, Richardus et Gerardus de Rohenia cognati mei, Wilhelmus de Hutange, Heinricus de Birbais...[1293]

ii)         SIGER de Trazignies (-after 4 Apr 1184).  “Osto miles de Trasingeis” donated various decima to Floreffe, in the same way as “avus meus Hosto et pater meus Egidius”, by charter dated 4 Apr 1184, witnessed by “mater mea Damisia, Sigerus frater meus, Richardus et Gerardus de Rohenia cognati mei, Wilhelmus de Hutange, Heinricus de Birbais...[1294]

 

 

1.         GILLES [II] de Trazegnies (-bur Herlaimont).  Seigneur de TrazegniesHe is named in the 1188 charter of his son Oste [III], which also records his place of burial.  m GERBERGE, daughter of --- (-after 1188).  Godefridus...dux Lovaniensis et...Heinricus comes Namurcensis et...Balduinus comes Hainacensis” confirmed the donation of various decima to Floreffe made by “dominus Hosto de Trazingeis” with the consent of “uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum”, including “tertiam apud Herlaimont” where “domini Egidii patris ipsius” was buried, by charter dated 1188, in the presence of “Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roenia...Gebergis mater eiusdem Hostonis...[1295]Gilles [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         OSTE [III] de Trazegnies (-[1188/95]).  ["…Otto de Trasennies…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[1296].  The witness could have been either Oste [II] or Oste [III].]  Seigneur de TrazegniesGodefridus...dux Lovaniensis et...Heinricus comes Namurcensis et...Balduinus comes Hainacensis” confirmed the donation of various decima to Floreffe made by “dominus Hosto de Trazingeis” with the consent of “uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum”, including “tertiam apud Herlaimont” where “domini Egidii patris ipsius” was buried, by charter dated 1188, in the presence of “Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roenia...Gebergis mater eiusdem Hostonis...[1297]m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  “Godefridus...dux Lovaniensis et...Heinricus comes Namurcensis et...Balduinus comes Hainacensis” confirmed the donation of various decima to Floreffe made by “dominus Hosto de Trazingeis” with the consent of “uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum”, including “tertiam apud Herlaimont” where “domini Egidii patris ipsius” was buried, by charter dated 1188, in the presence of “Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roenia...Gebergis mater eiusdem Hostonis...[1298].  Oste [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          GILLES [III] de Trazegnies (-killed in battle Asia Minor 1204).  “Godefridus...dux Lovaniensis et...Heinricus comes Namurcensis et...Balduinus comes Hainacensis” confirmed the donation of various decima to Floreffe made by “dominus Hosto de Trazingeis” with the consent of “uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum”, including “tertiam apud Herlaimont” where “domini Egidii patris ipsius” was buried, by charter dated 1188, in the presence of “Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roenia...Gebergis mater eiusdem Hostonis...[1299]Seigneur de Trazegnies

-         see below

ii)         OSTE [IV] de Trazegnies (-after 4 Jan 1214).  “Oston de Trasignies” notified that “Nicolas de Naste” donated “decima de Naste” to Notre-Dame de Cambrai by charter dated 4 Jan 1214, witnessed by “Osto de Trasignies avunculus meus...[1300]

iii)        GAUTHIER de Trazegnies (-after 1200).  “Egidius dominus de Trasingeis filius Hostonis” reconfirmed the donation of various decima to Floreffe, for the soul of “domini Egidii”, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “Walterus frater meus canonicus in maiori ecclesia Cameracensi...[1301]

iv)       SIGER de Trazegnies (-after 1201).  “Gilles de Traseignies connétable de Flandre, Siger son frère…” subscribed the charter dated 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders declared himself “avoué de l’abbaye de Ninove[1302]

v)        [ELISABETH de Trazegnies (-before 1214).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, she could have been the daughter of Oste [III].  “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[1303]m --- Seigneur d´Enghien, son of --- (-before 1214).] 

 

 

GILLES [III] de Trazegnies, son of OSTE [III] Seigneur de Trazegnies & his wife Mathilde --- (-killed in battle Asia Minor 1204).  “Godefridus...dux Lovaniensis et...Heinricus comes Namurcensis et...Balduinus comes Hainacensis” confirmed the donation of various decima to Floreffe made by “dominus Hosto de Trazingeis” with the consent of “uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum”, including “tertiam apud Herlaimont” where “domini Egidii patris ipsius” was buried, by charter dated 1188, in the presence of “Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roenia...Gebergis mater eiusdem Hostonis...[1304]Seigneur de TrazegniesEgidius dominus de Trasineis” confirmed the donation of various decima to Floreffe made by “digne recordationis dominus Hosto pater meus” by charter dated 1195[1305].  “Egidius dominus de Trasingeis filius Hostonis” reconfirmed the donation of various decima to Floreffe, for the soul of “domini Egidii”, by charter dated 1200, witnessed by “Walterus frater meus canonicus in maiori ecclesia Cameracensi...[1306]...Egidius de Trasiniis...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[1307].  “...Egidii de Trazegnies Fland. constabularii...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[1308]Gilles de Traseignies connétable de Flandre, Siger son frère…” subscribed the charter dated 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders declared himself “avoué de l’abbaye de Ninove[1309]

m ([1199]) as her second husband, ALIX van Boulaere, widow of PHILIPPE Châtelain de Cassel, daughter of NIKOLAAS van Boulaere & his wife Ada de Rœulx (-after 24 Jun 1236).  She is named “Aelidis quondam dominæ de Boulers matris suæ et meæ” in the charter dated Oct 1256 under which “Ægidius dictus le Brun de Trazegnies constabularius Franciæ” confirmed that “Osto quondam dominus de Trazegnies frater meus” had donated property to Beaupré abbey[1310].  She married thirdly ([1207]) Raso [VII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke.  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[1311]

Gilles [III] & his wife had two children: 

1.         OSTE [V] de Trazegnies (-[12 Aug 1241/Apr 1242])Oston de Trasignies” notified that “Nicolas de Naste” donated “decima de Naste” to Notre-Dame de Cambrai by charter dated 4 Jan 1214, witnessed by “Osto de Trasignies avunculus meus...[1312].  “Ægidius dictus le Brun de Trazegnies constabularius Franciæ” confirmed that “Osto quondam dominus de Trazegnies frater meus” had donated “quintam partem...allodiorum villæ de Grimengem, ratione escheanciæ Aelidis quondam dominæ de Boulers matris suæ et meæ” to Beaupré abbey by charter dated Oct 1256[1313]m firstly AGNES de Hacquegnies, daughter of ---.  “Ægidius dictus le Brun de Trazegnies constabularius Franciæ” confirmed that “Osto quondam dominus de Trazegnies frater meus” had donated “quintam partem...allodiorum villæ de Grimengem, ratione escheanciæ Aelidis quondam dominæ de Boulers matris suæ et meæ” to Beaupré abbey, noting that “prædictus Osto” had had ten children by two wives, of whom four “de prima uxore sua Agnete quondam domina de Hakinis...Ægidius et Osto fratres et milites, Aelidis et Makeda sorores prædictorum militum”, by charter dated Oct 1256[1314]m secondly --- de Chiny, daughter of LOUIS [IV] Comte de Chiny & his wife Mathilde d'Avesnes.   The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "tertia filia comitis de Chini et Machtildis filiæ Jacobi Avesnensis" married "Ostoni de Trasengnues" by whom she had sons and daughters (unnamed)[1315].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Oste [V] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         GILLES [IV] de Trazegnies (-1253)Ægidius dictus le Brun de Trazegnies constabularius Franciæ” confirmed that “Osto quondam dominus de Trazegnies frater meus” had donated “quintam partem...allodiorum villæ de Grimengem, ratione escheanciæ Aelidis quondam dominæ de Boulers matris suæ et meæ” to Beaupré abbey, noting that “prædictus Osto” had had ten children by two wives, of whom four “de prima uxore sua Agnete quondam domina de Hakinis...Ægidius et Osto fratres et milites, Aelidis et Makeda sorores prædictorum militum”, by charter dated Oct 1256[1316]Seigneur de Trazegnies.  m ([1247]) IDA d’Enghien, daughter of SOHIER Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife Alix van Zotteghem.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri una" married "domino Egidio de Trasengnies" and had one daughter who married "Eustachius dictus Kanivet de Rodio"[1317].  Gilles & his wife had one child: 

i)          AGNES de Trazegnies (-after 1270).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Eustachium cognomine Kanivet” married “filiam domini Ægidii de Trasengnies[1318]Eustachius domi