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HESSEN

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INTRODUCTION. 1

Chapter 1.                LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN. 2

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN von KATZENELNBOGEN. 11

Chapter 3.                ZIEGENHAIN, REICHENBACH. 31

A.         GRAFEN von ZIEGENHAIN.. 32

B.         GRAFEN von REICHENBACH.. 37

Chapter 4.                OTHER NOBILITY in HESSEN. 40

A.         GRAFEN von BOYNEBURG.. 40

B.         GRAFEN von LOHRA, GRAFEN von BERKA.. 42

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The heiress of a large part of Hessen in the early 12th century was Hedwig von Gudensberg (-1148) who married Ludwig I Landgraf of Thuringia (see the document THURINGIA).  Hessen remained in the family of the Landgrafen of Thuringia until the death of Landgraf Ludwig IV "der Heilige" in 1227.  His daughter Sophie, heiress of Hessen, married (as his second wife) Henri II Duke of Brabant.  After the death in 1247 of Heinrich Raspe, last Landgraf of Thuringia and anti-king of Germany, his indirect heirs disputed the succession in the family lands in both Hessen and Thuringia.  The claim of Heinrich, son of Sophie and the duke of Brabant, to the Hessian lands was recognised in 1264.  He was confirmed as Landgrafen in Hessen in 1292. 

 

The territory of the Landgrafschaft of Hessen was divided geographically between Lower Hesse (Niederhessen) and Upper Hessen (Oberhessen).  Niederhessen consisted of the regions of Diemel (with Grebenstein as the main town), Fulda (with Kassel as the capital of Niederhessen), Schwalm (main town Homberg), and Werra (main town Allendorf)[1].  The capital of Oberhessen was Marburg, the other main towns included Battenberg, Frankenberg, and Frankenau[2].  After the period which is covered by the present document, the Landgrafschaft of Hessen acquired the counties of Ziegenhain, the Herrschaft of Plesse, part of the county of Henneberg (including the Herrschaft of Schmalkalden), and the counties of Katzenelnbogen, Dietz, Nidda and Schaumburg. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN

 

 

 

HENRI de Brabant, son of HENRI II Duke of Brabant & his wife his second wife Sophie von Thüringen Heiress of Hessen (24 Jun 1244-Marburg 21 Dec 1308, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  Landgraf von Thüringen und Herr von Hessen.  He succeeded in 1264 as HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen"…Henricus landgravius dominus Hassie…" as among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[3].  He renounced his rights to Brabant 25 Nov 1279.  Created Fürst by Imperial Order 10 May 1292. 

m firstly (before 26 Mar 1263) ADELHEID von Braunschweig, daughter of OTTO I “dem Kind” Herzog von Braunschweig & his wife his wife Mathilde von Brandenburg [Askanier] (-12 Jun 1274, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Mechtildim…Helenam…Alheidem…Helenam" as the daughters of "Ottonem de Lunenburch" & his wife, specifying that Adelheid married "Henricus dominus Hassie, filius filie beate Elisabet"[4].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the betrothal in 1258 of "Heinricus lantgravium Hesse" and "ducem de Brunswig Albertum filiam"[5]

m secondly (before 26 Feb 1276) MECHTILD von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH [V] Graf von Kleve & his wife Aleidis von Heinsberg [Sponheim] (-21 Dec 1309).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 23 Nov 1286 under which "Theodericus comes Cleven" made commitments to "H. Lantgravio terre Hassie domino et Methildi uxori…sorori nostre" relating to her dowry[6]

Heinrich I & his first wife had seven children: 

1.         SOPHIE (-after 12 Aug 1331)"Otto comes de Waldecke…[et] Sophia uxor nostra" renounced their claim over Blackenrode in favour of the bishop of Paderborn, in the presence of "Methildis matris nostre, nobilium virorum Adolphi comitis de Schwalenbergh ac domini Simonis de Lippia", by charter dated 13 Aug 1298[7]m (before 24 Nov 1276) OTTO Graf von Waldeck, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Waldeck & his wife Mechtild von Arnsberg (-11 Nov 1305).  

2.         HEINRICH (-23 Aug 1298, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  Mitregent 1284.  m (Donauwörth 15 Jan 1290) as her first husband, AGNES of Bavaria, daughter of LUDWIG II "der Strenge" Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his third wife Mechtild von Habsburg (-22 Jul 1345).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and her marriages has not so far been identified.  She married secondly ([Nov 1298/19 May 1303], Papal dispensation Anagni 19 May 1303) Heinrich I "Ohneland" Markgraf von Brandenburg.  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         AGNES (-13 Jan 1332, bur Clarenthal)m ([12 Jan/13 May] 1307) GERLACH I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden, son of ADOLF Graf von Nassau King of Germany & his wife Imagina von Isenburg-Limburg (-11 Jan 1371, bur Kloster Liebenau).

3.         MECHTILD ([1267]-after 1332)"Lantgreve Heynrich…Herre ze Hessen" made an alliance with "Greven Godfride Grefen Gotfrides sun fon Zygenhagen", naming "Mechtilt unser tochter sin wirtin", by charter dated 29 Jun 1283[8]Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 28 Sep 1290 under which Heinrich Landgraf von Hessen confirmed donations to Hochstift Würzburg of property of "Conradus de Theke" held from "dem Grafen von Ziegenhain suo sororio ac nostro genero" in case Konrad died without heirs[9]m firstly (before 25 Jun 1283) GOTTFRIED Graf von Ziegenhain, son of GOTTFRIED Graf von Ziegenhain & his wife Hedwig --- (-30 Nov 1304).  m secondly (after 11 Oct 1309) as his third wife, PHILIPP [III] von Falkenstein Herr zu Münzenberg, son of WERNER von Falkenstein Herr zu Münzenberg & his wife Mechtild von Diez (-after 2 Apr 1322). 

4.         ADELHEID ([1268]-7 Dec 1315, bur Vessra)"Bertoldus...comes de Hennenberg et Alheidis comitissa coniuges" sold Schloß Schenkenwald to Fulda by charter dated 30 Nov 1300[10].  Her family origin is confirmed by the charter dated 7 Jun 1301 under which [her husband] "Bertoldus...comes in Henneberg" acknowledged rights of Hersfeld over Kloster Frauenbreitungen, naming “H. Lantgravium terre Hassie nostrum socerum[11]m (1284) as his first wife, BERTHOLD [IV] Graf von Henneberg, son of BERTHOLD [III] Graf von Hennberg & his wife Sophie von Schwarzburg (1271-Schmalkalden 3 Apr 1340).  

5.         ELISABETH "die Ältere" ([1269/70]-19 Feb 1293).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 9 Aug 1289 under which "Johannes comes Seynensis et Elyzabeth uxor nostra" renounced their rights in the inheritance of "patris et domini nostri Lantgravii terre Hassie domini"[12]m (before 23 Aug 1287) JOHANN Graf zu Sayn [Sponheim] (-23 Nov 1324).

6.         son ([1270]-[1274]). 

7.         OTTO ([1272]-17 Jan 1328, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1308 as OTTO I Landgraf Herr von Oberhessen.  Herr von Niederhessen 1311. 

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Heinrich I & his second wife had seven children:

8.         ELISABETH "die Mittlere" ([1276]-after 6 Jul 1306)m firstly (1290) WILHELM Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel, son of ALBRECHT "der Große" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg & his wife his second wife Alessina di Monferrato ([1270]-Braunschweig 30 Sep 1292, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  m secondly ([1 Dec] 1294) GERHARD Herr von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED [III] Herr von Eppstein & his first wife Mechtild von Isenburg-Braunsberg (-after 1294).  

9.         AGNES ([1277]-1335, bur [Marburg Elisabethkirche])"Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[13]Agnes relicta quondam Johannis Burggavii in Nurnberg” founded anniversaries for “Dni Henrici Lantgravii, terre Hassie domini atque Dne Methildis collateralium parentum nostrorum” at Marburg by charter dated 19 Jun 1323[14]m (after 3 Jan 1297) JOHANN I Burggraf von Nürnberg, son of FRIEDRICH III Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife his second wife Helene von Sachsen ([1279]-25 Feb 1300).

10.      JOHANN ([1278/82]-Kassel 16/22 Feb 1311, bur Kassel Kloster Ahnsberg).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Oct 1311 under which his brother "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…"[15]Herr von Niederhessen 1308.  He died of plague.  m (Jul 1306) ADELHEID von Braunschweig, daughter of ALBRECHT II Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen & his wife his wife Richza von Werle (25 Mar 1290-[14 Feb/2 Oct] 1311, bur Kassel Kloster Ahnsberg).  Ot dux in Brunswich” donated property to “Bertoldo...capellano suo”, for masses for “defunctis...Alheydis lantgravie sororis nostre”, by charter dated 23 May 1329[16].  The primary source which confirms her marriage more precisely has not been identified.  Johann & his wife had one child: 

a)         ELISABETH (-1339)"Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[17]m OTTO [VI] Herr von Ochsenstein (-before 1377). 

11.      LUDWIG ([1282/83]-18 Jul 1357, bur Münster Cathedral)"Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[18]Canon at Chartres Cathedral before 1307.  Scholasticus at Mainz Cathedral and Canon at Trier Cathedral 1308-1310.  Canon at Münster Cathedral 1309.  Elected Bishop of Münster 1310/11, installed 1313. 

12.      ELISABETH "die Jüngere" (-after 30 Oct 1308)m (contract 17 Mar 1299) as his first wife, ALBRECHT III Graf von Görz, son of ALBRECHT II Graf von Görz & his wife his first wife Euphemia von Glogau [Piast] (-[1325/27]). 

13.      KATHARINA (-1322).  "Otto…Graf von Orlamunde und seine Frau Katharina" renounced rights to property of "des edeln Füsten Landgrafen Heinrich von Hessen, ihres Schwähers" by charter dated 30 Oct 1308[19]"Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[20]m (before 30 Oct 1308) as his second wife, OTTO [IV] Graf von Orlamünde, son of OTTO [III] Graf von Orlamünde & his wife his wife Agnes von Leiningen (1271-[16 May/20 Aug] 1318, bur Kloster Himmelkron). 

14.      JUTTA (-13 Oct 1317, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Oct 1317 of "Iutta ducissa uxor Ottonis ducis", in a later passage recording that "uxoris sue [=dux Otto] prioris Iutte filie lantgravii" died "1318 3 Id Oct"[21]m ([24 Mar/2 Oct] 1311) as his first wife, OTTO von Braunschweig, son of ALBRECHT II "der Fette/der Feiste" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen und Braunschweig & his wife his wife Richza von Werle (25 Mar 1290-Göttingen 30 Aug 1344, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1318 as OTTO "der Milde" Joint Herzog von Braunschweig in Braunschweig und Göttingen, jointly with his two brothers. 

 

 

OTTO von Hessen, son of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1272]-17 Jan 1328, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1308 as OTTO I Landgraf Herr von Oberhessen.  He succeeded in 1311 as Herr von Niederhessen on the death of his younger brother Johann.  "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[22]

m (1297) ADELHEID von Ravensberg, daughter of OTTO III Graf von Ravensberg & his wife Hedwig zur Lippe (-after 3 Apr 1338, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[23].  "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[24].  "Otto…lantgravius terre Hassie dominus et Alheidis eius conthoralis" granted fishing rights in "aque Loyn ante oppidum nostrum Gyssin" by charter dated 5 Dec 1325[25].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 3 Apr 1338 under which her son "Ludewich lantgreue van Hessen" agreed terms of his future succession in "der herrschaft zu Rauensberg" with "Bernharde greuen zu Rauensberch", with the consent of "unse…motderen Sophien van Brochusen, unde Hedwige van Sweden, unde…die edelen vrauwen Margareten de…greuen Otten eliche wyff was"[26]

Otto I & his wife had five children: 

1.         HEINRICH (before 1302-Kassel 3 Jun 1376, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  Mitregent 1320.  He succeeded his father in 1328 as HEINRICH II "der Eiserne" Landgraf Herr von Hessenm ([3 Feb 1318/25 Sep 1320], divorced before 1340) ELISABETH von Meissen, daughter of FRIEDRICH I "dem Freidigen" Markgraf von Meissen & his wife his second wife Elisabeth von Lobdeburg-Arnshaugk (Wartburg 1306-Eisenach 1367 before 10 Nov).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the birth in 1306 of "Friderico marchioni filia Elizabeth in Wartperg" and her marriage to "Heinrico filio Ottonis lantgravii Hessie" in 1319[27].  Heinrich II & his wife had five children: 

a)         OTTO [II] "der Schütz" von Hessen (-[9/11] Dec 1366).  Mitregent as Herr von Hessen.  m (contract 25 Sep 1338) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Kleve, widow of GERAARD Heer van Voorne Burchgraeve van Zeeland, daughter of DIETRICH VII Graf von Kleve & his first wife Margareta van Gelre (1307-Spangenberg 13 Nov 1382).  The marriage contract of "Dirk graaf van Kleef…zijner dochter Elisabeth" and "Otto zoon des landgraven van Hessen" is dated 25 Sep 1338[28].  "Didderic greue van Cleue, Aloph greue van der Marka, Margareta greuinne van der Marka onse…wijf ende Johan van Cleue doemdeken van Colen" issued a charter dated 16 Aug 1341 relating to the marriage of "Lysabet dochter ons greuen van Cleue" and "Otten audesten soen des lantgreuen van Hessen", recording "heren Gerarde heer van Voerne, dy haer man was"[29]

b)         ADELHEID (after 1323-after 25 May 1371)The Chronica principum Polonie record that "Kazimirus rex Polonie" married "filia lantgravii de Hassia"[30].  It is assumed that her marriage was encouraged by Karl of Bohemia to ensure that King Kazimierz did not fall under the influence of a more powerful father-in-law which would have threatened Bohemian interests[31].  The marriage contract between "Heinricus…Lantgravius terre Hassie…Adelheide…filia nostra" and "domino Kazimiro Regi Polonie" is dated 3 Oct 1341, and names "Heinricum et Ernestum patrueles nostros de Brunswig, Hermannum fratrem nostrum, Johannem comitem de Cyginhain avunculum nostrum et Syfridum comitem de Wydalginstein fidelem nostrum" as guarantors for payment of the dowry[32].  Her husband exiled her to a distant castle soon after their marriage and never visited her, ostensibly because his father-in-law had failed to pay her promised dowry[33].  She complained of her treatment to Pope Innocent VI, demanding a thorough Papal investigation into her husband's conduct.  The Ephemerides Wladislavienses record that "1356 Oct XVIII Kal…domina Anna sive Anastasia regina Polonie, uxor…Kazimiri regis Polonie" returned to her father "domino margrabio Hasie" without the permission of her husband[34].  She complained once more to the Pope after her husband's fourth marriage[35]m (29 Sep 1341, divorced 1356) as his second wife, KAZIMIERZ III "Wielki/the Great" King of Poland, son of WŁADYSŁAW I "Łokietek/the Short" King of Poland & his wife his wife Jadwiga of Poland (30 Apr 1310-Krakow 5 Nov 1370, bur Krakow Cathedral).

c)         ELISABETH (-7 Mar 1390, bur Göttingen Franziskanerkirche, transferred 1821 to Hannover)m (before 2 Mar 1340, dispensation 10 Aug 1342) ERNST Herzog von Braunschweig in Braunschweig und Göttingen, son of ALBRECHT II "der Fette/der Feiste" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen und Braunschweig & his wife his wife Richza von Werle ([1305]-13 Jul 1366, bur Göttingen St Paul). 

d)         JUTTA (-1374, bur Kassel Kloster Ahnaberg).  

e)         MARGARETA (-after 28 Nov 1353).  Cistercian Nun at Haydau 1339. 

2.         OTTO (1301-Wolmirstedt 28 or 30 Apr 1361, bur Magdeburg Cathedral).  Canon at Münster and Paderborn Cathedrals before 1325.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1325.  Elected Archbishop of Magdeburg 1327, installed 1331, until 1357. 

3.         LUDWIG (-2 Feb 1345).  Custodian of Magdeburg Cathedral 1331.  He succeeded in 1336 as LUDWIG II Landgraf Herr von Hessen zu Grebenstein.  "Ludewich lantgreue van Hessen" agreed terms of his future succession in "der herrschaft zu Rauensberg" with "Bernharde greuen zu Rauensberch", with the consent of "unse…motderen Sophien van Brochusen, unde Hedwige van Sweden, unde…die edelen vrauwen Margareten de…greuen Otten eliche wyff was", by charter dated 3 Apr 1338[36]m (Oct 1340) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Sponheim, widow of RUDOLF [I] Graf von Hohenberg, daughter of SIMON [II] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Elisabeth van Valkenburg.  The Limburger Chronik records that "lantgrebe Henrich…bruder…lantgrebe Ludewig" married "eins greben dochter von Spanheim"[37].  1331/40.  Ludwig II & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO (-[3 Feb/2 Dec] 1357).  Canon at Halberstadt and Bamberg Cathedrals before 1357.  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1357. 

b)         HERMANN ([1342]-10 Jun 1413, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The Limburger Chronik records "Herman…lantgrebe zu Hessen" as one of the two sons of "lantgrebe Henrich…bruder…lantgrebe Ludewig" and his wife "eins greben dochter von Spanheim"[38].  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral to 1367.  Mitregent 1367.  He succeeded in 1376 as HERMANN II "der Gelehrte" Landgraf Herr von Hessen

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c)         AGNES (-Eisenach 28 Dec 1393).  Abbess of St Katharina at Eisenach 1384-1391. 

4.         HERMANN (-[30 Jul 1368/27 Jan 1370]).  He succeeded in 1336 as HERMANN I Landgraf Herr von Hessen, Herr zu Nordeck.  The marriage contract between "Heinricus…Lantgravius terre Hassie…Adelheide…filia nostra" and "domino Kazimiro Regi Polonie" is dated 3 Oct 1341, and names "…Hermannum fratrem nostrum…" as guarantors for payment of the dowry[39]Herr zu Grebenstein 1349.  

5.         ELISABETH (-30 May 1373, bur 1883 Wittenberg Schloßkirche)m (before 8 May 1336) RUDOLF II Herzog zu Sachsen Elector of Saxony, of RUDOLF I Herzog von Sachsen-Wittenberg & his wife his first wife Judith von Brandenburg (-6 Dec 1370, bur Wittenberg Franciscan Monastery).  He succeeded his father in 1356 as RUDOLF II "der Jüngere" Herzog zu Sachsen, Elector of Saxony

 

 

HERMANN von Hessen, son of LUDWIG II Landgraf Herr von Hessen zu Grebenstein & his wife his wife Elisabeth von Sponheim ([1342]-10 Jun 1413, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The Limburger Chronik records "Herman…lantgrebe zu Hessen" as one of the two sons of "lantgrebe Henrich…bruder…lantgrebe Ludewig" and his wife "eins greben dochter von Spanheim"[40].  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral to 1367.  Mitregent 1367.  He succeeded in 1376 as HERMANN II "der Gelehrte" Landgraf Herr von Hessen

m firstly (Kassel [30 Jan/11 Feb] 1377) JOHANNA von Nassau-Weilburg, daughter of JOHANN I Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his first wife Johanna von Saarbrücken (1362-Marburg 1 Jan 1383, bur [Marburg Elisabethkirche]).  The Limburger Chronik records that "greben Johan von Nassauwe" married "von Sarbrucken…Johanna" who left two small daughters when she died, one of whom married "Herman lantgrebe zu Hessen" but died childless and the other "ein herre von Humburg in Sassenlande", and that he married secondly "jungher Philips ein wip von Spainheim"[41]

m secondly (Kulmbach 15 Oct 1383) MARGARETA von Nürnberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH V Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Elisabeth von Meissen ([1363]-Gudensberg 15 Jan 1406, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

Hermann II & his second wife had eight children:

1.         ANNA (-young).  

2.         HEINRICH (Marburg [10 Nov] 1387-13 Jul 1394, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  

3.         ELISABETH (1388-22 Jul 1394, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

4.         MARGARETA (Marburg 1389-Rotenburg an der Fulda 1446)m (Kassel 30 Jan 1409) as his second wife, HEINRICH II Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, son of BERNHARD I Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg & his wife his wife Margareta von Sachsen-Wittenberg (-Ülzen 14 Oct 1416, bur Braunschweig).

5.         AGNES (1391-Münden 16 Jan 1471, bur Kassel St Martin)m (Marburg 26 Sep 1406) OTTO "der Einäugige" Herzog von Braunschweig in Göttingen, son of OTTO "der Quade" Herzog von Braunschweig in Göttingen & his wife his second wife Margareta von Berg ([1384]-Uslar 18 Feb 1463).

6.         HERMANN ([Kassel] 18 Oct 1396-Gudensberg 15 Jan 1406). 

7.         FRIEDRICH (7 Mar 1398-Spangenberg 25 Nov 1402). 

8.         LUDWIG (Spangenberg 6 Feb 1402-Spangenberg 17 Jan 1458, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1413 as LUDWIG III "der Friedsame" Landgraf Herr von Hessen.  Graf von Ziegenhain und Nidda 1450.  m (Kassel 8 Sep 1433) ANNA von Sachsen, daughter of FRIEDRICH I "der Streitbare" Elector of Saxony & his wife his wife Katharina von Braunschweig (5 Jun 1420-17 Sep 1462, bur Spangenberg Stadtkirche).  Ludwig III & his wife had five children: 

a)         LUDWIG (7 Sep 1438-Reichenbach 8 Nov 1471, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1458 as LUDWIG IV "der Freimütige" Landgraf zu Hessen, Graf zu Ziegenhain und Nidda, Herr von Niederhessen. 

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b)         HEINRICH (15 Oct 1440-Marburg 13 Jan 1483, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1458 as HEINRICH III Landgraf zu Hessen, Graf zu Ziegenhain und Nidda, Herr von Oberhessen.  Regent of Oberhessen 1471-1483.  Graf von Katzenelnbogen und Dietz 1479.  m (contract 4 Jul 1446, St Goar 24 Jan 1458) ANNA von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of PHILIPP "dem Älteren" Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his first wife Anna von Württemberg (5 Sep 1443-Marburg 16 Feb 1494, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The marriage contract between "Landgraf Ludwig zu Hessen seinen Sohn Landgraf Henrich" and "Graf Philipps zu Katzenelnbogen Tochter Anna" is dated 4 Jul 1446[42]Heinrich III & his wife had six children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH (1459-young).  

ii)         LUDWIG der Jüngere (chr Marburg 29 Dec 1460-Rauschenberg 1 Jul 1478, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

iii)        ELISABETH (Marburg May 1466-Köln 17 Jan 1523, bur Marburg)m (Marburg 11 Feb 1482) JOHANN V Graf von Nassau und Dietz (1455-30 Jul 1516, bur Siegen Franziskanerkirche).

iv)       WILHELM ([8 Sep] 1471-Rauschenberg 17 Feb 1500, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded in 1489 as WILHELM III "der Jüngere" Landgraf von Hessen in Oberhessen, Katzenelnbogen und Dietz.  m (Frankfurt-am-Main 16 Oct 1498) as her first husband, ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin, daughter of PHILIPP Elector Palatine & his wife Margareta von Bayern (Heidelberg 16 Nov 1483-Baden-Baden 24 Jun 1522, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche).  She married secondly (3 Jan 1503) Philipp von Baden, who succeeded in 1515 as PHILIPP I Markgraf von Baden in Baden, ½ Eberstein, Lahr und Mahlberg.  Wilhelm III had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(a)        HEINRICH Battenberg .  1515/17, at Heidelberg University. 

v)        MATHILDE (Blankenstein Jul 1473-Köln 19 Feb 1505, bur Kleve Stiftskirche)m (Soest 3 Nov 1489) JOHANN II Duke of Kleve, son of JOHANN I Duke of Kleve & his wife Elisabeth de Nevers [Bourgogne-Valois] (14 Apr 1458-15 Jan 1521, bur Kleve Stiftskirche). 

vi)       HEINRICH (1474-young). 

c)         HERMANN (1450-Poppelsdorf 19 Oct 1508, bur Köln Cathedral).  Canon at Mainz Cathedral 1461.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1463.  Provost at Worms Cathedral 1467/68.  Provost at Fritzlar 1468, resigned 1472.  Deacon of St Gereon at Köln 1470-1480.  Elected Bishop of Hildesheim 1471-72.  Coadjutor of Köln 1473.  Scholasticus at Worms Cathedral 1478/79.  Archbishop of Köln 1480.  Coadjutor of Paderborn 1495.  Bishop of Paderborn 1498.  Hermann had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

i)          HERMANN von Hessen (-[1523/29]).  Canon of St Cassius at Bonn 1491.  Priest at Winningen am Mosel before 1496.  Canon of St Severin at Köln.  Canon of St Maria 1496-1516.  Provost of St Aposteln at Köln 1503-1505. 

d)         ELISABETH (chr Kassel 14 Dec 1453-22 Apr 1489, bur Weilburg)m (1464) JOHANN III Graf von Nassau-Weilburg (1441-15 Jul 1480). 

e)         FRIEDRICH (posthumously before 17 Feb 1458-[1 Nov] 1463, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN von KATZENELNBOGEN

 

 

 

1.         DIETHERAnno [II] Archbishop of Köln granted property "in…Sulsa" belonging to Kloster Siegburg to "nobili viro Diodericho…et uxor ipsius" for life in return for property in Kirchscheid by charter dated to [1066/75][43]m ---. 

 

2.         HEINRICH [I] von Katzenelnbogen (-before 1108, bur Kloster Siegburg).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[44]m as her first husband, LIUTGARD von Hengebach, daughter of ADELGER von Hengebach & his wife Judith ---.  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[45]She married secondly (before 15 May 1108) Goswin [III] Graf von StahleckHer second marriage is confirmed by the undated charter under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an exchange of property between the archbishop of Köln and the abbot of Sprengirsbach, witnessed by "Herimannus Palatinus comes de Reno et frater suus Heinricus de Cacenelenboge…"[46]Heinrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH [II] von Katzenelnbogen (-1160 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "…Heinricus de Cazenelenboge…" witnessed the charter dated 1135 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed privileges of Mainz[47].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Lonnich by charter dated 1142 witnessed by "Walrammus comes de Arlo, Fridericus comes de Vianna, Gerlacus, Reinboldus, Sigefridus fratres de Isenburch, Heinricus de Cazenelinboge…"[48]Graf von Katzenelnbogen"...Henricum de Katzinelinbogen, Bobbonem de Hennenberch, Adelbertum de Lewinstein: comites omnes…" witnessed the charter dated 1147 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Arnstein[49].  "Hermannus palatinus comes, Heinricus comes frater suus de Catenelenbog, hirsutus comes" (the latter being Pfalzgraf Hermann's uterine half-brother) witnessed the charter dated 1149 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between Kloster Hasungen and Stifte Fritzlar[50]"Herimannus palatinus comes de Reno et frater eius Heinricus de Cacenelenboge" were among those recorded as present in the Sententia contra temeritates ministerialium pronounced by Konrad III King of Germany by charter dated 21 Aug 1149[51].  "…Heinricus iunior de Kazenelnbugun…" subscribed the charter dated 8 Apr 1151 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster St Jacob[52].  Konrad Bishop of Worms confirmed donations to Kloster Schönau by charter dated 1152 witnessed by "Heinricus comes de Chacenelenbogen, Bobbo comes de Loufen, Egere comes de Vehingen, Berchtolt comes de Calwen, Bertholdus de Eberstein…"[53].  The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Henricus de Kazzenelenboge…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[54]m HILDEGARD, daughter of --- (-24 Feb ----, bur Kloster Lorsch).  Wenck indicates that the wife of Heinrich [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen was Hildegard von Henneberg, daughter of Gotebold [II] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Liutgard ---[55].  He appears to base his argument on the appearance of members of the Henneberg family in the necrology of Lorsch.  However, the doubt about the connection of Hildegard’s supposed mother Luitgard to the Hohenberg family (also featured in the Lorsch necrology) weakens his argument.  He also highlights a charter dated 1182 under which Hermann Bishop of Münster (supposedly a member of the Katzenelnbogen family) records a donation made by [Hildegard’s supposed nephew] “Bobpo comes cognatus noster...cum matre Berhda[56].  The necrology of Lorsch records the death "VI Kal Feb" of "Hildegardis comitissa de Kazzenelenbogen"[57].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          BERTHOLD [I] von Katzenelnbogen (-1170 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Katzenelnbogen

-         see below

 

 

BERTHOLD [I] von Katzenelnbogen, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegard von Henneberg (-1170 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Katzenelnbogen.  1157/70. 

m ADELHEID von Laufen, daughter of KONRAD Graf von Laufen & his wife Giselhild von Arnstein.  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "comitis Bopponis et sororis eius Adelheidis" as the children of "comitis de Loufo" and his wife, the fifth sister of Ludwig [II] von Arnstein, adding that Adelheid was the mother of "Bertholdus et Dietherus comites de Catzenellenbogen"[58]

Bernhard [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         BERTHOLD [II] von Katzenelnbogen (-before [Feb 1207/10]).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Bertholdus et Dietherus comites de Catzenellenbogen" as children of Adelheid von Laufen[59]"…Brunone preposito s. Marie in Colonia eiusque fratre Euerhardo comite de Seyne, Theoderico comite de Widhe et filio eius Theoderico clerico, Reginhere comite de Froisbrecht, Ulrico comite de Nurberg et eius filio Gerhardo comite de Are, Gerhardo comite de Dietsa, Bertholdo comite de Kazinelelnboge, Ludeuico comite de Spanheim, Simone comite de Sarebrucke, Henrico comite de Kessele…" witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "castrum Stakelecke et advocatiam in Bacherache" to "palatini comitis Cuonradi…et eius iugali domine Irmentrudi eiusque filie Agneti"[60][m (Feb 1207/1210]) as her first husband, ALIX de Montbéliard, daughter of AMEDEE de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his first wife Beatrix --- (-after 1244).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "la contece Aalis qui avoit esté feme dou conte Bertot…suer de Gautier de Monbeliart et ante de Eudde de Monbeliart" as wife of "Phelippe…bailli de Chypre"[61].  The identification of Berthold [II] von Katzenelnbogen as the first husband of Alix de Montbéliard is not certain.  She married secondly ([Feb 1207/1210]) as his second wife, Philippe Ibelin Bailiff of Cyprus.  "Philippus de Ibelin" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers, with the consent of "…Alicis comitissæ uxoris suæ", by charter dated 15 May 1210[62] "Johannes de Ybelino, dominus Berithi et Johannes dominus Cæsareæ" guaranteed the sale of property to the Knights Hospitallers by "Johannes de Ybelino, filius defuncti Philippi de Ybelino" by charter dated Apr 1232 addressed to "Aelisia comitissa, uxore quondam Philippi de Ybelino, eiusque filia Maria"[63].  Boniface abbé de Cîteaux confirmed the authorisation by the archbishop of Nicosia to "domine A[elisie], relicte…domini Philippi de Ybelino" for the foundation of a convent in Nicosia, by charter dated Mar 1244[64].] 

2.         DIETHER [I] von Katzenelnbogen (-[1214/19]).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Bertholdus et Dietherus comites de Catzenellenbogen" as children of Adelheid von Laufen[65]Graf von Katzenelnbogenm ---.  The name of Diether´s wife is not known.  Dietrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         DIETHER [II] (-1245 or after).  "Ditherus comes de Katzinellinbogen et uxor mea Hildegundis" granted customs privileges to Kloster Eberbach, while on crusade, by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Hartberto de Katzenelnbogen et filio eius Theoderico…"[66]Graf von Katzenelnbogen 

-        see below

b)         HEINRICH (-16 Aug [after 1245]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Hohenstein: "Henricus comes de Hoinstein et Dideradis uxor nostra" donated property to Münstermaifeld, for the soul of "filii nostri Henrici bone memorie ibidem sepulti", by charter dated Dec 1232[67]"Heinricus comes de Hoinstein" donated two serfs to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1 Apr 1233[68]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 16 Aug of "Henrici comitis de Hoensteyn, qui contulit nobis duas areas in Berringart"[69]m DIETHRUD, daughter of ---.  "Henricus comes de Hoinstein et Dideradis uxor nostra" donated property to Münstermaifeld, for the soul of "filii nostri Henrici bone memorie ibidem sepulti", by charter dated Dec 1232[70].  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

i)          HEINRICH (-before Dec 1232, bur Münstermaifeld).  "Henricus comes de Hoinstein et Dideradis uxor nostra" donated property to Münstermaifeld, for the soul of "filii nostri Henrici bone memorie ibidem sepulti", by charter dated Dec 1232[71]

 

 

1.         SIMON (-after 15 Dec 1237).  Graf von Katzenelnbogen.  "S…comes de Katzenellenbogen" confirmed donations of property "in villis Ubestat et Czutern" made to Speyer by charter dated 15 Dec 1237, witnessed by "…Simone de Katzenelnbogen…"[72]

 

 

DIETHER [II] von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife --- (-1245 or after).  "Ditherus comes de Katzinellinbogen et uxor mea Hildegundis" granted customs privileges to Kloster Eberbach, while on crusade, by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Hartberto de Katzenelnbogen et filio eius Theoderico…"[73]Graf von Katzenelnbogen

m (before 1219) HILDEGUNDE, daughter of ---.  "Ditherus comes de Katzinellinbogen et uxor mea Hildegundis" granted customs privileges to Kloster Eberbach, while on crusade, by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Hartberto de Katzenelnbogen et filio eius Theoderico…"[74].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Hildegunde was the possible daughter of Eberhard Graf von Eberstein, but the basis for this speculation is not known[75]

Diether [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         DIETHER [III] (-13 Jan 1276, bur Mainz Klarissenkloster).  Heinrich Abbot of Fulda granted property to "Dietherus et Eberhardus comites de Cazenellenbogen" by charter dated 17 Mar 1250[76]"Dietherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Kazenelenbogen" agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 1250[77]"Ditherus comes de Katzinelinbogen et Ebirhardus frater noster" granted customs privileges at Schloß Rheinfels to Kloster Eberbach by charter dated 1 Jul 1252[78]"Hermannus…comes de Henninberg" granted Schloß Dornberg to "Ditero…comiti de Katzenelnbogen, Margarete comitisse uxori sue" by charter dated 22 Sep 1270[79]"Ditherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Catzenelenbogen et Margareta legitima collateralis eiusdem Ditheri" granted granted customs privileges at St Soar and Rheinfels to the town of Wesel by charter dated 28 Apr 1273[80].  An epitaph at Mainz records the death "in Octava Epiphanie" in 1276 of "Comes Dytherus de Katzenelnbogen"[81]The necrology of Clarenthal St. Clara records the death "Octava Epiphanie" of "Dominus Ditherus comes de Kazzenelnbogen avunculus domini Regis"[82]m firstly AGNES, daughter of RUPRECHT Raugraf zu Altenbaumburg & his wife --- (-before Sep 1258).  "Comes Ditherus de Katzenelnpogen" donated revenue from Gehaborn to Kloster Eberbach, with the consent of "fratris nostri Eberhardi", for the soul of "quondam uxoris nostræ dominæ Agnetis", by charter dated Sep 1258[83].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   m secondly (1261) MARGARETA von Jülich, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-12 Oct [1293]).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 28 Jun 1264 under which Iring Bishop of Würzburg granted property to "Dithero comiti de Katzenelnbogen…uxori tuæ nate comitis Juliacensis"[84]"Hermannus…comes de Henninberg" granted Schloß Dornberg to "Ditero…comiti de Katzenelnbogen, Margarete comitisse uxori sue" by charter dated 22 Sep 1270[85]"Ditherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Catzenelenbogen et Margareta legitima collateralis eiusdem Ditheri" granted granted customs privileges at St Soar and Rheinfels to the town of Wesel by charter dated 28 Apr 1273[86].  Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios" by charter dated 5 Nov 1292[87].  Diether [III] & his second wife had four children: 

a)         ELISABETH (-10 Mar 1330).  Richard King of Germany confirmed the succession of "Ditherum comitem de Catzenellebogen…filia sua" is her father had no male children by charter dated 25 May 1269[88].  The marriage contract of "Engilhardus senior de Weinsberg…Conrado filio meo" and "Elsybetam filiam…Dietheri comitis de Katzenelebogen" is dated 1269, witnessed by "Engilhardi filii fratris mei et Alberti generi mei"[89]"Cunrat von Winsberg der Alte…und…Cunrat und…Engelhart sine Sune…und…Engelhart von Winsberg Hern Cunrates…Sun von Winsberg, des Elteren" renounced rights in the dower of "Frou Elsebethen von Katzenelenbogen, Hern Cunrates…von Winsberg elicher Wirtin" by charter dated 1304[90]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "10 Mar" in 1330 of "Elisabeth comitissa de Catzenellnbogen relicta Conradi de Winsberg"[91]m (betrothed 1269) KONRAD [III] Graf von Weinsberg, son of ENGELHARD Graf von Weinsberg & his wife ---. 

b)         WILHELM ([1270/73]-17 Nov 1331).  His parentage is confirmed by his marriage contract between "Ludovicus dominus de Ysenburg…Yrmingardam filiam nostram" and "Margaretha comitissa de Katzenelnbogen…Wilhelmus filius noster" dated to [1276/77][92]

-        see below

c)         DIETHER [IV] ([1271/75]-9 Jun 1315)"Fridericus de Frankenstein" swore allegiance to "Wilhelmi et Dietheri comitum de Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 23 Jul 1292 which names "frater patris nostri noster patruus comes Everhardus"[93].  Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios" by charter dated 5 Nov 1292[94].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein dominus in Minzenberg" reached agreement with "Dietherum ac Eberhardum comites de Katzenelnbogen" concerning "aquarum piscariarium…apud Oppenheim" by charter dated early Jul 1293[95]m ([1304/16 Aug 1308]) as her second husband, KATHARINA von Kleve, widow of WALRAM Graf von Kessel, daughter of DIETRICH LUF von Kleve Graf von Hülchrath & his first wife --- (-after 2 Jul 1357).  "Catharina relicta quondam…Ditheri comitis de Katzenelnbogen" confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Eberbach at St Goar by charter dated 11 Nov 1316[96]She married thirdly (before 1317) Heinrich Raugraf von Altenbaumberg, son of ---.  "Katerine dye Ruegreuinne, dochter…Loeues van Cleue greuen to Hilkerade" relinquished her inheritance rights from "onse…broeder her Otte praest to sunte Gereone" by charter dated 10 Aug 1349[97].  Diether & his wife had one child: 

i)          DIETHER (-[16 May 1322/28 Oct 1325]).  "Gerlach Greff von Nassouwe" acknowledged a debt to "Katzenelnbogen…unserne Neben Dythern des…Sune Greven Dythers" under age by charter dated 16 May 1322[98].  A charter dated 28 Oct 1325 names "Wilhelmo comiti de Katzinelnbogen" and "quondam filii fratris vestri"[99].  A charter dated 1326 records the agreement between "Grefe Wilhelm von Catzenelenpogen" and "Grefen Gerlach von Nassaw, Greve Symon von Spanheim, Hern Engelhart von Seyne, Hern Gottfrieden von Eppenstein und…Hern Henrichen von Hoenfels…unsen Nebin Ebirhart von Catzenelenbogen" concerning the inheritance of "Dither uns Bruder…Sun"[100].  A charter dated 1 Sep 1326 records the judgment between "Graf Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" and "Frowin Katerinen Grefinnen von Katzenelnbogen, Philipps von Spanheim und Ebirharte Greffen von Katzinelnbogen…und Johannis sins Neven" concerning the inheritance of "Greff Dyther…und sin Sun"[101]

d)         BERTHOLD ([1273/76]-9 Oct 1316).  "Graf Berthold zue Cazenelnbogen probst der St Martinskirche zu Wesel" transferred property to the burghers of Katzenelnbogen and Hohenstein following the allocation of their inheritance with "seine Bruedere Graf Wilhelm und Diether zue Cazenelnbogen" after the death of their mother, undated[102]"Bertolff Greve Dytirs Sun van Katzenelnbogin…Prost van Wesele zu sente Martine" sold his share in their parents´ inheritance to "mime Brudrir Greue Wilhelme" by charter dated 24 Feb 1306[103]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Dionisii Epi" in 1316 of "Bertholdus comes de Katzenelenbogen prepositus Wesaliensis"[104]

2.         EBERHARD (-24 Aug 1311, bur Kloster Eberbach).  Heinrich Abbot of Fulda granted property to "Dietherus et Eberhardus comites de Cazenellenbogen" by charter dated 17 Mar 1250[105]

-        see below

3.         ADELHEID [Mechtild] (-Mainz 22 Feb 1288, bur Mainz Klarissen-Kloster).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 5 Nov 1292 under which Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios"[106].  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…filii Henrici comitis…Walleramus, Methildis comitissa et filius eius Adolfus rex, Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[107]The necrology of Mainz St Clara records the death "Non Kal Mar" in 1288 of "Alheidis…comitissa de Nassowe" and her burial "in habitu soror"[108]m (before 1250) WALRAM [II] Graf von Nassau, son of HEINRICH II "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mathilde van Gelderland ([1220]-24 Jan 1276). 

 

 

WILHELM von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [III] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Margareta von Jülich ([1270/73]-17 Nov 1331).  His parentage is confirmed by his marriage contract between "Ludovicus dominus de Ysenburg…Yrmingardam filiam nostram" and "Margaretha comitissa de Katzenelnbogen…Wilhelmus filius noster" dated to [1276/77][109]"Fridericus de Frankenstein" swore allegiance to "Wilhelmi et Dietheri comitum de Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 23 Jul 1292 which names "frater patris nostri noster patruus comes Everhardus"[110].  Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios" by charter dated 5 Nov 1292[111]"Dytherus…Trevirensis ecclesie archiepiscopus" granted property "in villis de Husen et in Burniche", assigned by "Henricus miles dominus de Ysenburg…sue Yrmengardi nepti, collateralis…Wilhelmi comitis de Katzinelnbogen", to Graf Wilhelm after the death of his wife, by charter dated 11 Aug 1303[112]"Wilhelm Greff von Katzinelinbogen" confirmed the majority of "unse Kinder…Wilhelm unse Elste Sun…Dyther unse Sun", with the advice of "unse Sweger…Hern Heinrichis des Greffen von Waldecke, Hern Adolfis, Hern Gotfridis, Hern Eberhardis, und Hern Ludewigis, Gebrüdere", by charter dated 19 Jun 1331[113]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XV Kal Dec" in 1331 of "Comes Wilhelmus de Katzenellenbogen qui construxit castrum dictum Richenberg"[114]

m firstly (betrothed [1276/77], before 7 Nov 1295) IRMGARD von Isenburg, daughter of LUDWIG Herr von Isenburg & his wife --- (-before 11 Aug 1303).  The marriage contract of "Ludovicus dominus de Ysenburg…Yrmingardam filiam nostram" and "Margaretha comitissa de Katzenelnbogen…Wilhelmus filius noster" is dated to [1276/77] and names "dominus Henricus de Ysenburg pater noster…patrem nostrum comitem Juliacensem…" among the fiduciaries[115]"Rudolfus comes palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" confirmed that "Wilhelmus comes de Kazzenelnbogen" granted "propter nuptias castrum Lichtenberg" to "domine Irmengardi uxori sue filie…nobilis Ludovici de Ysenburg" by charter dated 7 Nov 1295[116]

m secondly (contract 22 Jan 1314) ADELHEID von Waldeck, daughter of OTTO [I] Graf von Waldeck & his wife Sophie von Hessen (-1 Sep 1329).  The marriage contract between "Heynricus…comes de Waldecke…Alheydim sororem nostram" and "Wilhelmo comiti de Katzenelenbogen" is dated 22 Jan 1314[117]

Wilhelm & his first wife had one child: 

1.         HEILWIG (-after 11 Nov 1346).  "Wilhelmus comes de Cazenelb" granted "bonis nostris in Wisenbach", held before by "dno Ludevico socero nostro pie memorie de Ysenburch", to "Brunonem de Brunsberg generum nostrum…et Heylewigam filiam nostram collateralem ipsius", with the consent of "Lutteri sororii nostri…de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1306[118].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 18 Apr 1333 under which "Wilhelm von Bruntzberg und Herre zu Ysenborg" reached agreement with "Wilhelm eine Grefin zu Katzinelnbogen, mime…Oheime" concerning the inheritance of "Helwig mine Muder, mine Swestern alle"[119]m (contract 2 Dec 1305) BRUNO von Isenburg-Braunsberg, son of JOHANN von Isenburg Herr von Braunsberg & his wife Agnes --- (-1325). 

Wilhelm & his second wife had seven children: 

2.         JOHANN [I] (-before 1331)m (contract 1325) UDA von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his second wife Kunigunde von Wertheim.  The marriage contract between "Herr Gerlach zu Limpurg und Kunigund seine…Hausfrau ihren Sohn Johann" and "Graven Wilhelms zu Katzenelenbogen Tochter Annen", and between "ihre Tochter Uda" and "Grafen Wilhelms von Katzenelenbogen ältestem Sohne…Graven Johann", is dated 1325[120]On the other hand, the Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" and his first wife "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese" had "einer dochter" (first child) who married "Johanne greben zu Catzenelnbogen"[121]

3.         ELISABETH (-1368).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 Jan 1333 under which "Walrave Greven Symons Son von Spanheim" reached agreement with "mime…Swager Wilhelme Grefin von Katzinelbogen" concerning the dower of "miner…Frauwen Elisabet die Swester ist Wilhelms des vorgenanten", with the consent of "Simon Gref von Spanheim egenant, Johann und Reinhold unsre Sone"[122]m (before 10 Jan 1333) WALRAM Graf von Sponheim, son of SIMON [II] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Elisabeth van Valkenburg (-1380). 

4.         ANNA (-after 9 Feb 1350).  The marriage contract between "Herr Gerlach zu Limpurg und Kunigund seine…Hausfrau ihren Sohn Johann" and "Graven Wilhelms zu Katzenelenbogen Tochter Annen", and between "ihre Tochter Uda" and "Grafen Wilhelms von Katzenelenbogen ältestem Sohne…Graven Johann", is dated 1325[123].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 12 Dec 1338 which records the marriage contract between "Wilhelm Grefe zu Katzenelenbogen…und unser Swager Grefe Johann von Nassau…unser Suester Annen" and "Philip von Falkenstein, der Suester Son"[124]"Walram Greve von Spainheim" acknowledged a debt to "unser…Swegerinne Annen der Jungen Frauen von Lympurg" owed by "Elizabethen unser…Huesffrawen" by charter dated 9 Feb 1350[125].  Anna´s title in this document suggests that her 1338 marriage contract did not result in a marriage.  m [firstly] JOHANN von Isenburg-Limburg, son of GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his second wife Kunigunde von Wertheim (-1336).  [m secondly (contract 12 Dec 1338) PHILIPP von Falkenstein, son of KUNO [II] Herr von Falkenstein & his wife Anna von Nassau-Hadamar.] 

5.         MARGARETA .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 30 Jul 1335 under which "George der Rugrefe und unser…Frowe und unser Son" reached agreement with "Wilhelme Greffen zu Katzinelnbogen, allen sinen Brudern und Geswestern" concerning the inheritance of "unser…Frowen…Margreten, die Dochter", with the consent of "Herrn Rugreven Conrad unsern Bruder, Gref Symon und Gref Johann von Spanheim, Gebrüdere"[126]m GEORG Raugraf, son of ---. 

6.         WILHELM (-before 23 Oct 1385, bur Kloster Eberbach)"Wilhelm Greff von Katzinelinbogen" confirmed the majority of "unse Kinder…Wilhelm unse Elste Sun…Dyther unse Sun", with the advice of "unse Sweger…Hern Heinrichis des Greffen von Waldecke, Hern Adolfis, Hern Gotfridis, Hern Eberhardis, und Hern Ludewigis, Gebrüdere", by charter dated 19 Jun 1331[127].  The town of Coblenz accepted "Jungheren Wilhelmen Greffen zu Katzinelnbogen" as a citizen by charter dated 2 May 1332[128]m firstly (before 2 Aug 1339) as her third husband, JEANNE de Bourgogne Dame d'Héricourt, de Belfort et de Châtelot, widow firstly of ULRICH III Comte de Ferrette and secondly of RUDOLF HESSO Markgraf von Baden, daughter of RENAUD de Bourgogne [Comté] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Guillemette de Neuchâtel Ctss de Montbéliard (-[26 Aug 1347/11 Sep 1349]).  Jeanne de Montbéliard comtesse de Katznellebogheim” founded “[le] chapitre [de Belfort]” by charter dated 1342[129]m secondly (contract 22 Jul 1355) ELISABETH von Hanau, daughter of ULRICH [III] Herr von Hanau & his wife ---.  The marriage contract between "Herr Ulrich zu Hanau…seine Tochter Elsen" and "Graf Wilhelmen zu Catzenelnbogen" is dated 1355[130]"Else Grefinne zu Katzenelenbogen" renounced her rights in "Twingenburg", granted by "Wilhelm Grefe zu Katzinelnbogen unser…Hutzwirt", in return for Darmstadt, with the consent of "sin Bruder Grefe Eberhart unser Swager", by charter dated 3 Feb 1360, witnessed by "unsers Vader Hern Ulrichs Hern zu Hanauwe"[131]"Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe" agreed with "Wilhelms Greven zu Katzenelbog untzs…Swageres…mit Namen Greuen Ebirhard von Katzenelbog sinen Bruder" concerning the rights of "Else Grevinne zu Katzenelbogen untze…Swester, Wilhelme Greue zu Katzenelbog, iren…Husherren, untzn…Swager" in Darmstadt by charter dated 24 Nov 1375[132]

7.         DIETHER (-Oct 1350).  Pope John XXII granted "eccl. Trever. canonicatum" to “Diethero nato Vilhelmi comitis de Katzinelembogen”, dated 9 Jan 1329[133]"Wilhelm Greff von Katzinelinbogen" confirmed the majority of "unse Kinder…Wilhelm unse Elste Sun…Dyther unse Sun", with the advice of "unse Sweger…Hern Heinrichis des Greffen von Waldecke, Hern Adolfis, Hern Gotfridis, Hern Eberhardis, und Hern Ludewigis, Gebrüdere", by charter dated 19 Jun 1331[134]"Dyther Grevin Wilhelms…Sun von Katzenellenbogen" reached agreement with "minen Bruder Wilhelm" regarding the division of their territories, naming "mime Ome der Greve von Waldecken und sine Bruder…minen…Swager Greven Walraven von Spanheim", by charter dated 31 Aug 1339[135].  Abbot of Prüm.  "Ebirhart von Katzinelnbogen" reached agreement with "mine Bruder Gref Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" regarding his inheritance, in the presence of "minen Bruder Herrn Dyther Abt zu Prüme, minen Swager Graf Walrav von Spanheim…", by charter dated 31 Dec 1343[136]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Octobris" in 1350 of "Abbas Dietherus"[137]

8.         EBERHARD (-9 Dec 1403).  "Ebirhart von Katzinelnbogen" reached agreement with "mine Bruder Gref Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" regarding his inheritance, in the presence of "minen Bruder Herrn Dyther Abt zu Prüme, minen Swager Graf Walrav von Spanheim…", by charter dated 31 Dec 1343[138]The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder"[139].  "Ruprecht…Pfaltzgrave bey Rine und Herzog zu Beyern" recorded a loan to "Grafe Ebirhart von Katzenelnbogen", with the consent of "der Frouwen Gut von Kobern und die Herr Heinrich von Katzenelnbogen…altz sin Furmünder, Herrn Ditherich und Herrn Friderich Gebrüdern von Rimberg…uunsers…Neuen…Grafen Johanns von Katzenelnbogen", by charter dated 24 Dec 1351[140]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "V Id Dec" in 1403 of "comes Eberhardus de Katzenellenbogen"[141]m (contract 12 Nov 1367) AGNES von Diez, daughter of GERHARD [VII] Graf von Diez & his wife --- (-18 Nov 1399).  The marriage contract between "Graf Eberhard von Katzenelnbogen" and "Gräfin Agnes von Diez" is dated 12 Nov 1367[142]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XIV Kal Dec" in 1399 of "nobilis domicella Agnes de Katzenellenbogen"[143]Eberhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANNA (-27 Oct 1439).  The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder", adding that Graf Eberhard "gap sine dochter greben Dithardes sone…Johan"[144].  The marriage contract between "Diether Graffe zu Katzinelnbogen…Johann unsern Son" and "Annen Graffen Ebirhardis Dochtere" is dated 2 Feb 1383[145]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "in vigilia Simonis et Judæ" in 1439 of "domina Anna filia comitis Eberhardi de Katzenelenbogen"[146]m (contract 2 Feb 1383) JOHANN Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [VIII Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his first wife Elisabeth von Nassau-Wiesbaden (-1444). 

 

 

EBERHARD von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [IV] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegunde --- (-24 Aug 1311, bur Kloster Eberbach).  Heinrich Abbot of Fulda granted property to "Dietherus et Eberhardus comites de Cazenellenbogen" by charter dated 17 Mar 1250[147]"Dietherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Kazenelenbogen" agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 1250[148]"Ditherus comes de Katzinelinbogen et Ebirhardus frater noster" granted customs privileges at Schloß Rheinfels to Kloster Eberbach by charter dated 1 Jul 1252[149]"Ditherus et Eberhardus fratres comites de Catzenelenbogen et Margareta legitima collateralis eiusdem Ditheri" granted granted customs privileges at St Goar and Rheinfels to the town of Wesel by charter dated 28 Apr 1273[150].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein dominus in Minzenberg" reached agreement with "Dietherum ac Eberhardum comites de Katzenelnbogen" concerning "aquarum piscariarium…apud Oppenheim" by charter dated early Jul 1293[151].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 24 Aug of "Everhardi comitis de Katzenelbogen, qui legavit nobis dimidiam marcam annuatim in Lollenscheit"[152]

m firstly ELISABETH von Eppstein, daughter of GERHARD [III] von Eppstein & his wife Elisabeth von Nassau (-1271, before 24 Mar, bur Kloster Lorsch).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 19 Mar 1270 which records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[153]

m secondly ANNA, daughter of --- (-after 1285).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

Eberhard & his first wife had three children: 

1.         GERHARD (-[19 Sep 1311/10 Aug 1312])"Gottfried von Sluzzilberg, Cunegunt von Hennenberg, Elizabet Wethewe Hern Conradis von Hohenloch" agreed with "des…Kinden Grauen Ebirhardis von Katzenellenbogen, Graue Gerhard und Graue Bechtolde und irre Swester Frawen Bechten Wethewen Grauen Thomas selgen von Rinhecken" the division of the inheritance of "Elizabethen von Nasowe, Wethewe Hern Gerhartes von Eppenstein" by charter dated 24 Jul 1306[154]m (Hamm 25 Jan 1299) MARGARETE von der Mark, daughter of EBERHARD [I] Graf von der Mark & his first wife Irmgard von Berg (-after 4 Aug 1327).  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records the marriages “in sequenti festo conversionis sancti Pauli...in Hamone” in 1299 of “filii sui primogeniti Engleberti et filie sue Margarethe[155].  "Margaretha relicta quondam…Gerhardi comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Eberhardus comes de Catzenelnbogen filius predictorum" confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Eberbach at St Goar by charter dated 22 Jun 1319[156].  Pope John XXII granted "Margarete comitisse de Marcha relicte quondam Gerardi comitis de Katzenelnbegen" the right to choose her own confessor, dated 4 Aug 1327[157].  Gerhard & his wife had three children: 

a)         EBERHARD [II] (-13 Dec 1328)"Bertolf und Eberhart Grevin von Katzinelnbogen" shared their castles for seven years, with the consent of "under…Frauwen Aleide, und ich Eberhart bit willen Frau Greten unsre Mudir", by charter dated 25 Mar 1318[158]"Eberhard Graf zu Katzenelnbogen" founded a mass for the souls of "Adelheyd unser…Hausfrawen…unsers Vatters Eberhards Grafen von Katzenelnbogen und Gretha unserer Mutter von Hanowe, wie auch Schwestern und Brüder" by charter dated 1318[159]"Margaretha relicta quondam…Gerhardi comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Eberhardus comes de Catzenelnbogen filius predictorum" confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Eberbach at St Goar by charter dated 22 Jun 1319[160]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Id Dec" in 1328 of "Eberhardus de Katzenelenbogen"[161]m (1318, after 25 Mar) as her first husband, ADELHEID von Hanau, daughter of ULRICH [II] Herr von Hanau & his wife Agnes von Hohenlohe (-after 24 Nov 1379).  "Eberhard Graf zu Katzenelnbogen" founded a mass for the souls of "Adelheyd unser…Hausfrawen…unsers Vatters Eberhards Grafen von Katzenelnbogen und Gretha unserer Mutter von Hanowe, wie auch Schwestern und Brüder" by charter dated 1318[162].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Oct 1324 under which Ludwig King of Germany confirmed to "Eberhardo comiti de Catzinelinbogen…Ulrici de Hanaw…genero"[163].  She married secondly (contract 29 Jul 1332) Heinrich von Isenburg Herr zu Büdingen in Birstein.  Pope Clement VI granted indulgence to “Adelheidi uxori Henrici domini de Ysenburg militis Magunt. dioc.” relating to Arnsburg monastery, founded by "Ulrici domini de Hanowe patris Adelheidis progenitores", dated 5 Nov 1343[164]

b)         JOHANN [II] ([1305]-2 Mar 1357)"Johann Greff von Katzinelnbogen" made an alliance with "unserm…Oheim Greven Wilhelme von Katzinelnbogen" by charter dated 4 Dec 1330[165]

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c)         MARGARETEPope John XXII granted "Margarete nate Margarete comitisse de Marcha relicte quondam Gerardi comitis de Katzenelribegen" the right to choose her own confessor, dated 4 Aug 1327[166]

2.         BERTHOLD (-25 Dec 1321).  "Gottfried von Sluzzilberg, Cunegunt von Hennenberg, Elizabet Wethewe Hern Conradis von Hohenloch" agreed with "des…Kinden Grauen Ebirhardis von Katzenellenbogen, Graue Gerhard und Graue Bechtolde und irre Swester Frawen Bechten Wethewen Grauen Thomas selgen von Rinhecken" the division of the inheritance of "Elizabethen von Nasowe, Wethewe Hern Gerhartes von Eppenstein" by charter dated 24 Jul 1306[167].  Ludwig King of Germany confirmed the privileges of "quondam Eberhardo comiti de Catzenellenbogen genitori suo" to "Bertolfus comes de Catzenellenbogen" by charter dated 20 Jan 1315[168]"Bertolf und Eberhart Grevin von Katzinelnbogen" shared their castles for seven years, with the consent of "under…Frauwen Aleide, und ich Eberhart bit willen Frau Greten unsre Mudir", by charter dated 25 Mar 1318, witnessed by "unsern Schwieger Greven Johanne von Seyne, und Herrn Gotfriede sinen ersten Sun, unsen Schwager, unde Greven Gerlachen von Nassau und Grevin Symone von Spanheim, unse Nevin, Hern Engelbrecht von Seyn, unsen Schwager…"[169]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "VIII Kal Jan" in 1321 of "Comes Bertholdus de Kazenelnbogen"[170]m ADELHEID von Sayn, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Sayn & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 Mar 1318 under which "Bertolf und Eberhart Grevin von Katzinelnbogen" shared their castles for seven years, with the consent of "under…Frauwen Aleide…", witnessed by "unsern Schwieger Greven Johanne von Seyne, und Herrn Gotfriede sinen ersten Sun, unsen Schwager, unde Greven Gerlachen von Nassau und Grevin Symone von Spanheim, unse Nevin, Hern Engelbrecht von Seyn, unsen Schwager…"[171]"Aleydis relicta quondam…Bertoldi comitis de Catzenelnbogen" confirmed customs privileges of Kloster Eberbach at St Goar by charter dated 17 Mar 1320[172].  Berthold & his wife had two children: 

a)         EBERHARD [III] (-12 Dec 1328).  "Ebirhardt Graffe zu Katzenelnbogen und Agnes unssre eliche Husfru" sold their share of Homburg and Steinheim to "unssre…Oheim Gotfrid Herre von Eppinstein" by charter dated 8 Feb 1327[173]m (before 8 Feb 1327) AGNES von Bickenbach, daughter of ULRICH Herr von Bickenbach & his wife Elisabeth von Isenburg-Limburg (-after 28 May 1347).  "Ebirhardt Graffe zu Katzenelnbogen und Agnes unssre eliche Husfru" sold their share of Homburg and Steinheim to "unssre…Oheim Gotfrid Herre von Eppinstein" by charter dated 8 Feb 1327[174].  Agnes and Mene von Bickenbach divided the inheritance of their deceased parents Ulrich von Bickenbach and Elisabeth by charter dated 28 May 1347[175].  Eberhard [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          EBERHARD [IV] (-1354).  "Conrad von Franckinstein" reached agreement with "Herren Grave Johann von Katzinelnbogen oder…Ebirharten von Katzinelnbogen synen Neven" concerning "myne Huse zu Franckinstein" by charter dated 8 May 1343[176]

ii)         ELISABETH

b)         JOHANN .  A charter dated 1321 names "Graf Gotfrieden von Sayn und Graf Johann zu Katzenelnbogen seiner Schwester Sohn"[177]"Conrad von Franckinstein" reached agreement with "Herren Grave Johann von Katzinelnbogen oder…Ebirharten von Katzinelnbogen synen Neven" concerning "myne Huse zu Franckinstein" by charter dated 8 May 1343[178]m ---.  The name of Johann’s wife is not known.  Johann & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHANN (-1361).  Pope John XXII conferred "eccl. S. Castoris in Confluentia Trever. dioc. canonicatum" on “Iohanni nato Iohannis de Katzenellenbogen militis”, dated 17 Jan 1328[179].  Canon at Speyer.  The necrology of Speyer records the death in 1361 of "Johs comes de Katzenelnbogun canonicus huius ecclesiæ"[180]

3.         BERTHA (-[25 May 1307/16 Apr 1309]).  “Ludewicus...comes de Rinegge cum Thoma filio nostro” confirmed “castro Grumbach” to “nobilis vir Ulricus de Hagenowe gener noster ratione uxoris sue filie nostre” and “castro Rodenvels” to “Berthe nate...Eberhardi comitis de Katzenellenbogen sponse filii nostri predicti” by charter dated 15 Jan 1283[181]"Gottfried von Sluzzilberg, Cunegunt von Hennenberg, Elizabet Wethewe Hern Conradis von Hohenloch" agreed with "des…Kinden Grauen Ebirhardis von Katzenellenbogen, Graue Gerhard und Graue Bechtolde und irre Swester Frawen Bechten Wethewen Grauen Thomas selgen von Rinhecken" the division of the inheritance of "Elizabethen von Nasowe, Wethewe Hern Gerhartes von Eppenstein" by charter dated 24 Jul 1306[182]m THOMAS Graf von Rieneck, son of LUDWIG [III] Graf von Rieneck & his wife --- (-[1291/1 May 1293]). 

 

 

JOHANN [II] von Katzenelnbogen, son of GERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Margareta von der Mark ([1305]-2 Mar 1357)"Johann Greff von Katzinelnbogen" made an alliance with "unserm…Oheim Greven Wilhelme von Katzinelnbogen" by charter dated 4 Dec 1330[183]"Johann ein Grefe zu Katzenelnbogen" reached agreement with "unsem Neven Greffe Wilhelme von Katzinelnbogen", naming "unserm Oheim Greff Gerlach von Nassauwe und dem Hern von Limpurg", by charter dated 29 Jan 1339[184]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "VI Non Mar" in 1357 of "Dominus Johannes de Katzenellenbogen"[185]

m ELISABETH von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his first wife Agnes von Nassau-Siegen (-after 1351).  A charter dated 1351 names Graf Johann von Katzenelnbogen and his wife "Liese von Limburg", who is also named (without her family name) with her husband in charters dated 1340, 1346 and 1351[186].  No primary source has yet been found which records Elisabeth´s parentage precisely, although the chronology indicates that she must have been the daughter of Gerlach von Isenburg-Limburg.  The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" and his first wife "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese" had "einer dochter" (first child, unnamed) who married "Johanne greben zu Catzenelnbogen", whose son was "Dithart"[187]Bert M. Kamp suggests that Elisabeth was this unnamed daughter who is recorded in the Limburger Chronik, confirming that the wife of Johann [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen could not have been Elisabeth von Isenburg-Limburg, widow of Ulrich [I] Herr von Bickenbach, whose death before 1347 is confirmed in a primary source cited above[188]

Johann [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         DIETHER (-17 Feb 1402, bur Eberbach)The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" and his first wife "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese" had "einer dochter" (first child) who married "Johanne greben zu Catzenelnbogen", whose son was "Dithart"[189].  The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder"[190].  "Ruprecht der Elder…Pfaltzgreve by Ryn…Herzog in Beyern" confirmed a division of territories agreed between "unsern…Neven…Diether und Gerhart Gebrudern Graven zu Katzenelnbogen", on the advice of "unser…Neven…Wilhelm Graven zu Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 27 Apr 1373[191]"Jodocus…Marchio et Dominus Morauie" appointed "dominum Dytherum comitem de Katzinelnbogen consanguineum nostrum" as "supremum Capitaneum…Ducatus nostri Lutzemburgensis" by charter dated 28 Apr 1394[192]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XIII Kal Mar" in 1402 of "comes Dytherus de Katzenellenbogen"[193]m firstly ([18 Jun 1361]) ELISABETH von Nassau-Wiesbaden, daughter of ADOLF I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden & his wife Margareta von Nürnberg (-1 Feb 1389).  "Dyether Grefe zu Katzynellbogen" granted "Dorinburch" as dower to "Grefen Adolfe Grefen zu Nassaw…Elsebeth sin Dochter…unser…Frauwen", naming "unsir…Fater Johann Grefe zu Katzynellmbogen", by charter dated 18 Jun 1361[194]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Kal Feb" in 1389 of "Domina Elisabeth de Nassowe quondam uxor dni Dyetherich comitis de Katzenelbogen"[195]m secondly (before 11 Jan 1391) as her second husband, ANNA von Nassau-Hadamar, widow of RUPRECHT Graf von Nassau in Sonnenburg, daughter of JOHANN von Nassau-Hadamar & his wife Elisabeth von Waldeck (-21 Jan 1404, bur Kloster Eberbach).  "Anne Graffine zu Nassauwe und…Graue Diether Graue zu Katzenelnbogen" confirmed with "untze…Swagern Walramen Grauen zu Nassauwe und Philipps Graffen zu Nassauwe und zu Sarbrucken" the dower granted by "untz Hutzwirt Graue Ruprecht" to "Annen vorgenannt" by charter dated 1391[196]"Anna Grefynne zu Katzenelnbogen und zu Nassaw, Witwe" sold "Herschafft und Schlotz Drydorff, Hademar und Lurenburg" to "unsirm…Sone Johannen Grefen zu Katzenelnbogen, unsirir Riftein Annen siner…Hutzfrauwen" by charter dated 22 Feb 1403[197]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XII Id Jan" in 1404 of "Dna Anna conthoralis Dni Dytheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen"[198]Diether & his first wife had three children: 

a)         JOHANN (-28 Oct 1444).  The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder", adding that Graf Eberhard "gap sine dochter greben Dithardes sone…Johan"[199].  "Anna Grefynne zu Katzenelnbogen und zu Nassaw, Witwe" sold "Herschafft und Schlotz Drydorff, Hademar und Lurenburg" to "unsirm…Sone Johannen Grefen zu Katzenelnbogen, unsirir Riftein Annen siner…Hutzfrauwen" by charter dated 22 Feb 1403[200]"Diether von Isenburg Herr zu Büdingen und Elisabeth von Solms Frau zu Büdingen" sold "solche Vogtyhe…Herrlichkeit…in dem Dorf Tribur" to "Johann Graf zu Katzenelnbogen und…Annen Grefin…unserm…Vettern, Schwager und Schwägerin" by charter dated 28 Apr 1422[201]"Margaretha von Baden Gräfin zu Nassau, Wittwe, Johann und Adolph Grafen zu Nassau ihre Söhne" confirmed an alliance with "Herrn Johann Grafen zu Katzenelnbogen und Philipp seinem Sohn, ihren Schwägern und Nefen" by charter dated 1429[202]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "in die Symonis et Judæ" in 1444 of "domicellus Joannes comes in Katzenelenbogen"[203]m (contract 2 Feb 1383) ANNA von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of EBERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Agnes von Diez (-27 Oct 1439).  The Limburger Chronik records "zwene edilen greben von Catzenelnbogen…einer Eberhart…ander…Dithart…von Limpurg geborn von der muder", adding that Graf Eberhard "gap sine dochter greben Dithardes sone…Johan"[204].  The marriage contract between "Diether Graffe zu Katzinelnbogen…Johann unsern Son" and "Annen Graffen Ebirhardis Dochtere" is dated 2 Feb 1383[205]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "in vigilia Simonis et Judæ" in 1439 of "domina Anna filia comitis Eberhardi de Katzenelenbogen"[206]Johann & his wife had one child: 

i)          PHILIPP ([1402]-Rheinfels 27 Jun 1479).  "Symon Grafe zu Spanheim und zu Vianden, Johann Graue zu Spanheim der Junge, Johann von Ysenburg Herre zu Büdingen, und Friederich Herre zu Runckel" agreed with "unserm…Nefen und Swager Johann Grauen zu Katzinelnbogen und…unserm…Rysteln Annen…siner…Hutzfrauwen" concerning the rights of "Philipps Grafen zu Katzinelnbogen irs Sones" in the county of Katzenelnbogen by charter dated 14 Sep 1406[207]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "V Kal Jul" in 1479 of "domicellus dominus Philippus comes de Katzenelnbogen et Dietz"[208]m firstly (24 Feb 1422, divorced 1456) ANNA von Württemberg, daughter of ULRICH Graf von Württemberg & his wife --- (1408-16 Apr 1471).  Pope Calixtus granted "divorcium quoad thorum et mutuam sanitatem" to "Philippus comes de Katzenelnbogen…[et] Anna nata quondam Ulrici comitis in Wirtemberg eius uxor" dated 1 Jan 1456[209]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "16 Apr" in 1471 of "domina Anna comitissa de Katzenellnbogen nata de Wurtenberg"[210]m secondly (contract 30 Nov 1473, 24 Jan 1474) as her second husband, ANNA von Nassau-Dietz, widow of OTTO II "der Siegreiche" Herzog von Braunschweig in Lüneburg, daughter of JOHANN IV Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife --- (-Celle 8 Apr 1513, bur Celle Marktkirche).  The marriage contract between "Graf Philipp von Katzenelnbogen" and "Frau Anna von Nassau…Herzog Otten von Braunschweig nachgelaßne Wittwe" is dated 30 Nov 1473[211]Philipp & his wife had three children: 

(a)       PHILIPP (1427-27 Feb 1453).  The necrology of Eberbach records the death "III Kal Feb" in 1453 of "domicellus Philippus comes in Katzenellenbogen"[212]m (1451) OTTILIE von Nassau, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Dietz & his wife ---.  The marriage contract between "Graf Henrich von Nassau, Vianden und Diez…seine…Tochter Gräfin Ottilia" and "Junggrafe Philipps zu Katzenelnbogen" is dated 1451[213]"Ottilia für sich und ihre Tochter Ottilia" reached agreement with "Graf Johann zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez…und dessen Gem. Maria von Loen" regarding their inheritance by charter dated 1454[214]Philipp & his wife had one child: 

(1)       OTTILIE ([1452/53]-Baden 15 Aug 1517, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche).  "Ottilia für sich und ihre Tochter Ottilia" reached agreement with "Graf Johann zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez…und dessen Gem. Maria von Loen" regarding their inheritance by charter dated 1454[215]The marriage contract between "Marggraf Carl zu Baden Graf zu Spanheim…seinem Sohn Marggraf Christoph" and "Philipp Graf zu Katzenelnbogen…des Grafen Philipps von Katzenelnbogen, Sohnes des vorgenannten Graf Philipps nachgelaßne Tochter Fraülein Ottilia" is dated 20 Jun 1468[216]m (contract 20 Jun 1468, Koblenz 30 Jan 1469) CHRISTOPH Markgraf von Baden, son of KARL I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Katharina of Austria (13 Nov 1453-Schloß Hohenbaden 19 Apr 1527, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche). 

(b)       EBERHARD (-murdered Bruges 1456).  Canon at Köln. 

(c)       ANNA (5 Sep 1443-Marburg 16 Feb 1494, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The marriage contract between "Landgraf Ludwig zu Hessen seinen Sohn Landgraf Henrich" and "Graf Philipps zu Katzenelnbogen Tochter Anna" is dated 4 Jul 1446[217]m (contract 4 Jul 1446, St Goar 24 Jan 1458) HEINRICH III Landgraf zu Hessen, son of LUDWIG III "der Friedsame" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife Anna von Sachsen (15 Oct 1440-Marburg 13 Jan 1483, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche). 

b)         ELISABETH (-1393).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (1387) HEINRICH [IV] Graf von Veldenz, son of ---. 

c)         MARGARETA (-1438).  The marriage contract between "Adolff…Mentze Erzbischoff…unserme…Swager…Dyther Grafen zu Katzenelnbogen…Margarethen sine Dochter" and "unserm…Nefen Johan Herren zu Isenburg u. zu Budingen" is dated 26 Dec 1384[218]"Diether von Isenburg Herr zu Büdingen und Elisabeth von Solms Frau zu Büdingen" sold "solche Vogtyhe…Herrlichkeit…in dem Dorf Tribur" to "Johann Graf zu Katzenelnbogen und…Annen Grefin…unserm…Vettern, Schwager und Schwägerin" by charter dated 28 Apr 1422[219]m (contract 26 Dec 1384) JOHANN [II] von Isenburg-Büdingen, son of ---. 

2.         ADELHEID (-1397)"Gref Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" confirmed to "Hertzuge Ruprechte dem Eldesten Hertzuge von Beygern und Palzgraue off dem Rine" that "Grefe Henrich von Spanheim" had granted "daz Hus Lichtinberg" as dower to "Grefe Johanns Dochter von Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 21 Feb 1355[220].  A charter dated 11 Apr 1360 records an agreement between "Wilhelm Gref zu Katzenelnbogen" and "Gref Henrich von Spanheim" regarding "Lichtenberg", naming "unser…Riftel Alheit…Gref Johanns Tochter von Katzinelnbogen…Heinrich von Spanheim…Hussfrauwe"[221]m ([21 Feb 1355]) HEINRICH [II] Graf von Sponheim, son of PHILIPP Graf von Sponheim in Bolanden & his second wife Lisa Raugräfin (-1393). 

3.         GERHARD (after [1345/48]-21 Dec 1403).  "Ruprecht der Elder…Pfaltzgreve by Ryn…Herzog in Beyern" confirmed a division of territories agreed between "unsern…Neven…Diether und Gerhart Gebrudern Graven zu Katzenelnbogen", on the advice of "unser…Neven…Wilhelm Graven zu Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 27 Apr 1373[222]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XII Kal Jan" in 1403 of "Gerhardus comes de Katzenelnbogen præpositus maioris ecclesiæ Spirensis"[223]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    ZIEGENHAIN, REICHENBACH

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von ZIEGENHAIN

 

 

1.         BERTHOLD (-after 1191).  Graf von Nidda.  "Gerlacus Comes de Veldenzin, Emercho comes Irsutus, Bertoldus comes de Nidee, Wernherus comes de Widechinstein, Hardradus de Merenberg" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen"[224]

 

2.         GOZMAR [III] .  Graf von Ziegenhainm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gozmar’s wife has not been identified.  Gozmar [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         LIUTGARD von Ziegenhain (-after 1207).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Burkardus Magdeburgensis curiæ burggravius et Sophia burggravia” confirmed that “comes Fridericus de Wildunghen et domina Lucardis uxor eiusdem et Ludewicus comes” had donated “bona in Hertoldeshausen in villa Safenhusen” to Kloster Aulesburg by undated charter[225]m (before 1186) FRIEDRICH von Thüringen, son of LUDWIG II "der Eiserne" Landgraf of Thuringia & his wife Judith [Jutta] von Staufen (-after 5 Sep 1213). 

 

3.         HEINRICH (-after 1199).  Graf von Ziegenhain"Comes Fridericus frater landgravii, comes Wikerus, comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…" witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Beatrix Abbess of Kaufungen a donation of revenue by "dominus Megenwardus ministerialis noster"[226]"…Comes Heinricus de Cigenhagen" witnessed the charter dated 1199 under which Hermann Landgraf of Thuringia confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Hardeheusen[227]

 

4.         GOTTFRIED von Ziegenhain (-1205 or after)Graf von Ziegenhainm HEILWIG zur Lippe, daughter of BERNHARD [II] zur Lippe & his wife Heilwig von Ahr (-after 1243).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

 

5.         FRIEDRICH (-after 1207).  Graf von Ziegenhain.  “Fridhericus comes de Cegenhagen et Luchardis uxor eius, Lodhewicus comes de Cegehagen, Burchardus comes de Valkensten et Conegundis uxor eius, Albertus de Hakeburne et Gertrudis uxor eius, comes Heinricus de Webach” donated Reichenbach church to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 1207[228]m LUKARDIS, daughter of --- (-after 1207).  “Fridhericus comes de Cegenhagen et Luchardis uxor eius, Lodhewicus comes de Cegehagen, Burchardus comes de Valkensten et Conegundis uxor eius, Albertus de Hakeburne et Gertrudis uxor eius, comes Heinricus de Webach” donated Reichenbach church to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 1207[229]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GOZMARGraf von ZiegenhainGodofridus et Bertoldus fratres comites de Cygenhagen” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Aulesburg made by “patruo nostro comite Gokmaro” by charter dated 1241[230]

2.         LUDWIG (-after 1207).  Graf von Ziegenhain...Ludewicus comes de Zichinhagin...” witnessed the charter dated 23 May 1205 under which Philipp King of Germany confirmed an exchange between Hersfeld and Hermann Landgraf of Thuringia[231]Fridhericus comes de Cegenhagen et Luchardis uxor eius, Lodhewicus comes de Cegehagen, Burchardus comes de Valkensten et Conegundis uxor eius, Albertus de Hakeburne et Gertrudis uxor eius, comes Heinricus de Webach” donated Reichenbach church to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 1207[232]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Ludwig’s wife has not been identified.  Ludwig & his wife had two children: 

a)         GOTTFRIED [IV] von Ziegenhain (-after 1241).  Graf von Ziegenhain"Godefridus et Bertoldus fratres comites…de Cygenhagen" donated property in Knechtbach to Kloster Cappel by charter dated 1233[233]Conradus...Thuringie Lantgravius” granted land, which “Frethericus comes de Wildungen patruus noster” had held in “Cygenhagen”, to “nobilibus viris Godefrido et Bertoldo comitibus de Cygenhagen”, by charter dated 25 Nov 1233[234]"Gotfrido et Bertolfo comitibus de Cygenhain" donated property to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 17 Dec 1240[235]Godofridus et Bertoldus fratres comites de Cygenhagen” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Aulesburg made by “patruo nostro comite Gokmaro” by charter dated 1241[236]m LUKARDIS, daughter of ---.  Luckardis comitissa de Zygenhagen” donated property “in Heimesbach” to Kloster Seligenthal, with the consent of “matris suæ Methildis comitissæ de Durne et fratrum suorum Bopponis et Ruperti”, by charter dated 24 Jul 1267, witnessed by “Boppo comes de Tyeligisberc, Rupertus de Durne, Engelhardus de Berlichingen[237].  “Lucardis comitissa de Cygenhain” donated “omnia bona sua in Heimspach” to Seligenthal, with the consent of “filii sui Ludewici comitis de Cygenhain”, by charter dated 1272[238].  Gottfried [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          LUDWIG [II] von Ziegenhain (-[17 Jan 1288/10 Mar 1294])Graf von ZiegenhainLucardis comitissa de Cygenhain” donated “omnia bona sua in Heimspach” to Seligenthal, with the consent of “filii sui Ludewici comitis de Cygenhain”, by charter dated 1272[239]"Ludewicus comes de Cigenheyn…manu Sophie uxoris nostre" granted "bona sita in Rodinbach" to "Rupertus miles dictus de Buches…et Lucardi uxori sue" by charter dated 27 Oct 1283[240]m SOPHIE von der Mark, daughter of ENGELBERT [I] Graf von der Marck & his first wife Kunigunde [von Bliescastel].  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka names “Agnetem matrem comitis de Monte, secundam comitissam de Tekenborch, terciam comitissam de Chegenhagen” as the three daughters of “Engelbertus comes” by his first wife[241].  "Ludewicus comes de Cigenheyn…manu Sophie uxoris nostre" granted "bona sita in Rodinbach" to "Rupertus miles dictus de Buches…et Lucardi uxori sue" by charter dated 27 Oct 1283[242]Engelbrecht Graff von Ziegenhayn, Grafen Ludwigs von Ziegenhayn...Sone” sold Neustadt to the archbishop of Mainz, with the consent of “unser...Mutter und Frawen Sophyen und unsers Bruders Gottfrids”, by charter dated 10 Mar 1294[243]Ludwig [II] & his wife had children: 

(a)       ENGELBERT von ZiegenhainGraf von ZiegenhainEngelbrecht Graff von Ziegenhayn, Grafen Ludwigs von Ziegenhayn...Sone” sold Neustadt to the archbishop of Mainz, with the consent of “unser...Mutter und Frawen Sophyen und unsers Bruders Gottfrids”, by charter dated 10 Mar 1294[244]

(b)       GOTTFRIED von Ziegenhain .  “Engelbrecht Graff von Ziegenhayn, Grafen Ludwigs von Ziegenhayn...Sone” sold Neustadt to the archbishop of Mainz, with the consent of “unser...Mutter und Frawen Sophyen und unsers Bruders Gottfrids”, by charter dated 10 Mar 1294[245]

b)         BERTHOLD von Ziegenhain (-after 25 Apr 1251)Graf von Ziegenhain"Godefridus et Bertoldus fratres comites…de Cygenhagen" donated property in Knechtbach to Kloster Cappel by charter dated 1233[246]Conradus...Thuringie Lantgravius” granted land, which “Frethericus comes de Wildungen patruus noster” had held in “Cygenhagen”, to “nobilibus viris Godefrido et Bertoldo comitibus de Cygenhagen”, by charter dated 25 Nov 1233[247]"Gotfrido et Bertolfo comitibus de Cygenhain" donated property to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 17 Dec 1240[248]Godofridus et Bertoldus fratres comites de Cygenhagen” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Aulesburg made by “patruo nostro comite Gokmaro” by charter dated 1241[249]Graf von Nidda.  "Bertoldus…comes de Nittehe" freed property in Ringeshausen by charter dated 1242, witnessed by "Burchardus comes Frizlariensis prepositus, comes Gezmarus, comes Rudolfus…"[250].  Werner Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed a donation by "comitis Godefridi…de Richenbach", confirmed after the death of the donor by "consanguineo nostro comiti Bertholdi de Cigenhain", by charter dated 25 Apr 1251 witnessed by "Comes Sifridus de Widgensten frater Wernherus quondam comes in Battenberc, Giso frater quondam prefecti nostri…" [251]m EILIKA von Tecklenburg, daughter of OTTO Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Mechtild von Holstein (-1286).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  “Eylica comitissa senior de Cygenhagen...et filius noster comes Godefridus de Cygenhagen” donated property to Kloster Haina by charter dated 26 Jul 1264[252]Berthold & his wife had children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED [V] von Ziegenhain (-[11 Mar 1271/6 Oct 1273])Graf von Ziegenhain.  “Eylica comitissa senior de Cygenhagen...et filius noster comes Godefridus de Cygenhagen” donated property to Kloster Haina by charter dated 26 Jul 1264[253].  A charter dated 21 May 1265 records an alliance between "Albertus…Thuringie Lantgravius et Saxonie comes palatinus" and "Godefrido comite de Cigenhain" against "domino Hassie nostro consanguineo sive a domino Brunswicensis", naming "patruus noster comes Hermannus de Henninberg"[254]Godefridus comes de Cygenhain...manu uxoris nostre H. dicte de Castele” sold property to Knights of St. John at Nidda by charter dated 10 Feb 1270[255]m HEDWIG von Castell, daughter of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Castell & his wife ---.  “Godefridus comes de Cygenhain...manu uxoris nostre H. dicte de Castele” sold property to Knights of St. John at Nidda by charter dated 10 Feb 1270[256].  Johann Abbot of Hersfeld granted “advocatiam villarum in Wara et in Langendorf”, at the request of “comitis Godfridi de Rychenbach”, to “nobili matrone Hedewigi comitisse relicte comitis Godefredi pie memorie de Cygenhain suisque pueris” by charter dated 14 Jan 1273 (presumably O.S.)[257]"Fridericus de Slithese" swore allegiance to "nobilem dominam meam Hedew. cometissam relictam God. pie memoriæ de Cygenh. et Gotfridum domicellum meum filium eiusdem" by charter dated 1 Jun 1276[258].  "Hedevigis comitissa de Zigenhagen et Gotfridus filius eius" sold Burg Bütthard to "domino Kraftoni et domino Cunrado filio suo de Hohenloch" by charter dated 27 Oct 1291[259].  Gottfried & his wife had two children: 

(a)       GOTTFRIED von Ziegenhain (-30 Nov 1304)"Fridericus de Slithese" swore allegiance to "nobilem dominam meam Hedew. cometissam relictam God. pie memoriæ de Cygenh. et Gotfridum domicellum meum filium eiusdem" by charter dated 1 Jun 1276[260]Graf von Ziegenhain"Lantgreve Heynrich…Herre ze Hessen" made an alliance with "Greven Godfride Grefen Gotfrides sun fon Zygenhagen", naming "Mechtilt unser tochter sin wirtin", by charter dated 29 Jun 1283[261].  "Hedevigis comitissa de Zigenhagen et Gotfridus filius eius" sold Burg Bütthard to "domino Kraftoni et domino Cunrado filio suo de Hohenloch" by charter dated 27 Oct 1291[262]m (before 25 Jun 1283) as her first husband, MECHTILD von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1267]-after 1332).  "Lantgreve Heynrich…Herre ze Hessen" made an alliance with "Greven Godfride Grefen Gotfrides sun fon Zygenhagen", naming "Mechtilt unser tochter sin wirtin", by charter dated 29 Jun 1283[263]Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 28 Sep 1290 under which Heinrich Landgraf von Hessen confirmed donations to Hochstift Würzburg of property of "Conradus de Theke" held from "dem Grafen von Ziegenhain suo sororio ac nostro genero" in case Konrad died without heirs[264].  She married secondly (after 11 Oct 1309) as his third wife, Philipp [III] von Falkenstein Herr zu Münzenberg.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  

-         GRAFEN von ZIEGENHAIN[265]

(b)       --- von Ziegenhain (-after 1278).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Apr 1278 under which "Cunradus de Bruneke dictus de Decke" promised help if "Godefridum natum quondam nobilis viri Godefridi comitis de Cygenhain sororium meum" died without heirs[266]m (before 1 Apr 1278) KONRAD von Teck, son of KONRAD von Hohenlohe-Brauneck & his wife [--- von Henneberg] (-[26 Jul/28 Sep] 1290). 

 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von REICHENBACH

 

 

 

1.         POPPO (-after 1156).  Graf von Reichenbach.  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[267].  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[268]m BERTHA, daughter of --- (-after 1144).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[269].  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[270].  Poppo & his wife had three children: 

a)         HEINRICH [I] (-after 1162).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[271]Graf von Reichenbach.  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[272]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HEINRICH [II] (-after 10 Jun 1219)Graf von Ziegenhain.  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis", witnessed by "…Ludewicus et Gozmarus germani fratres comites in Zigenhagen…"[273]Graf von Reichenbach.  “Comes Heinrich de Richenbach...cum filiis suis comitibus Heinrich, Wichero et Godefrido” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 10 Jun 1219[274]m BERTA von Bilstein, daughter of WIGGER [V] Graf von Bilstein & his wife --- (-after 1220).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[275].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had six children: 

(a)       WICKER (-before 1243).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[276].  “Comes Heinrich de Richenbach...cum filiis suis comitibus Heinrich, Wichero et Godefrido” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 10 Jun 1219[277]

(b)       HEINRICH .  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[278].  “Comes Heinrich de Richenbach...cum filiis suis comitibus Heinrich, Wichero et Godefrido” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 10 Jun 1219[279]

(c)       GOTTFRIED (-[27 Nov 1250/25 Apr 1251]).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[280].  “Comes Heinrich de Richenbach...cum filiis suis comitibus Heinrich, Wichero et Godefrido” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 10 Jun 1219[281]Graf von Reichenbach.  "Gotfridus…comes de Richenbach" settled disputes with Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz by charter dated 13 Nov 1237[282]Godefridus...comes dictus de Richenbach” confirmed property of Kloster Haina by charter dated 1241[283]"G[odefridus] comes de Rikenbac" granted property at Geverstorp to "magistro Reinboldo Pugili et uxori sue" by charter dated 27 Nov 1250[284].  Werner Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed a donation by "comitis Godefridi…de Richenbach", confirmed after the death of the donor by "consanguineo nostro comiti Bertholdi de Cigenhain", by charter dated 25 Apr 1251 witnessed by "Comes Sifridus de Widgensten frater Wernherus quondam comes in Battenberc, Giso frater quondam prefecti nostri…" [285]m MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-after Nov 1234).  Mechtildis comitissa de Hennenberc [cum] mariti sui nobilis viri Gotfridi comitis de Richenbach” sold property ”ex donatione nobilis Heinrici de Trimperc...locum castri...in Trimperc...”, “per manum salamanni sui nobilis viri Manegoldi de Wiltperc senioris”, to Würzburg by charter dated Nov 1234[286].  Mechtild has not been connected with the Grafen von Henneberg.  It is possible that “Hennenberc” in this transcription represents an error. 

(d)       POPPO (-before 1219).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[287]

(e)       JUTTA (-after 21 May 1245).  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[288].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 21 May 1245 under which Godofridus comes de Arnesberg” confirmed that “Wilhelmo de Dievelt ratione uxoris sue domine Jutte dicte de Richenbach” had donated property to Kloster Haina, granted as dowry by “comite Heinrico eiusdem monasterii fundatores, patre domine J. vel a filio suo comite Godefrido[289]m WILHELM von Dievelt, son of --- (-after 21 May 1245). 

(f)        DIETMUD .  A charter dated 1215 recalls the foundation of Kloster Hayn by "comite Boppone de Reichenbach et ipsius uxore Bertha" and the confirmation by "eorundem nepos…comes Henricus de Cigenhagen…cum uxore sua Bertha liberisque…Wickeri, Henrici, Godefridi, Bopponis, Iutte, Demudis"[290]

b)         HERMANN (-after 1146).  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[291]

c)         LUITGARD (-after 1146).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[292].  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[293]m (before 1144) as his first wife, VOLKWIN [II] Graf von Schwalenberg, son of WIDEKIND [I] Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Lutrud [von Itter] (-[1178]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    OTHER NOBILITY in HESSEN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von BOYNEBURG

 

 

Boyneburg (also known as Bemelburch) was a castle owned by the Northeim family, located in the Sontra district of the present-day German state of Hessen, due south of Eschwege, about 25 kilometres south-east of Kassel.  

 

 

SIEGFRIED [III] von Northeim, son of OTTO Graf von Northeim Duke of Bavaria & his wife Richenza of Swabia [Ezzonen] (-1107).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[294]Graf von Boyneburg.  “Dominus Otto comes” donated property “in villa...Thinkilburg” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “matris scilicet heredis sui Gerthrudis atque Sigifridi comitis patrui sui”, undated[295].  The Annales Corbeienses record the death in 1107 of "Sigefridus comes"[296]

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

Graf Siegfried [III] & his wife had three children:  

1.         SIEGFRIED [IV] von Boyneburg (-17 Oct 1144).  The Annales Stadenses name "Sifridum de Bomeneburgh, patrem iunioris Sifridi"[297]Graf von Boyneburg und Homburg.  Markolf Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster St Blasius at Northeim by "Sigefridi comitis" by charter dated 9 Nov 1141, which gives a long and detailed list of the monastery's property[298]He ceded the manor of Hittfeld, near Harburg to his proprietary monastery of Amelungsborn which in 1156 sold it to Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony[299].  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that felicis memoriæ [demonstrating that the document was written after its stated date, assuming that his date of death is correctly recorded as stated below] comes Sygfridus de Bomenburgk” had founded Kloster Amelungsborn by charter dated 10 Jul 1144, witnessed by “ipse comes Sygfridus, comes Hermannus et frater eius Henricus...[300]The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1144 of "Sigifridus comes de Bouminiburch"[301].  The Fasti Corbeienses (Continuatio altera) record the death in 1144 of “Sigefredus princeps comes Northemi et Bomeneburgi...fundator monasterii Amelungesbrunne 16 Kal Oct”, adding that he was “frater Henrici abbatis nostri et Iudithæ abbatissæ Kaminadensis[302]m as her first husband, [RICHENZA], daughter of ---.  Her name is suggested by the charter dated [1196] under which Adelog Bishop of Hildesheim confirmed property of Kloster Amelungsorn, including the donation of prædium quoddam in Haldendorpe” by “Sygfridus et uxor eius Rikence[303].  It is not certain that this donation was made by Graf Siegfried [IV], although his connection with Amelungsborn as founder suggests that it may be so despite no title or other geographical epithet being attached to the donor named in this document.  She married secondly ([27 Oct/27 Nov] 1144) as his second wife, Heinrich [III] von Windberg [Winzenburg] Graf von Assel, who received part of the succession from her first husband.  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that comite Sigfrido de Buomeneburc” had died “sine heredibus” and that “vidua defuncti comitis cum marito nuper sibi contracto Heinrico comite et Herimanno fratre ipsius, de Plesse” had donated property to Northeim and Reinhausen abbeys in his memory, by charter dated 27 Nov 1144[304]Graf Siegfried [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUTA von Boyneburg (-17 Aug ----).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "Lodewicus" married "comitis de Bomneburch…filiam…Gudam"[305].  Pope Innocent II granted his protection to Kloster Arnstein, founded by "illustris viri Lodewici et Gode uxoris sue", by bull dated 30 Sep 1142[306].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Arnstein by "comes Ludehuicus de Arstein et Guda comitissa uxor sua" by charter dated to [Oct 1144/13 Mar 1145][307].  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records the death "XVI Kal Sep" of "domine Gude comitisse" and her burial in the monastery founded by her and her husband[308].  It is noted above that Siegfried [IV] is recorded as having died “sine heredibus”.  It is possible therefore that Guta predeceased her father.  m LUDWIG [III] Graf von Arnstein, son of LUDWIG [II] Graf von Arnstein & his wife Udelhildis --- (-25 Oct 1185). 

2.         HEINRICH (-after 1152).  Abbot of Corvey 1143-1146.  The Fasti Corbeienses (Continuatio altera) record the death in 1144 of “Sigefredus princeps comes Northemi et Bomeneburgi...fundator monasterii Amelungesbrunne 16 Kal Oct”, adding that he was “frater Henrici abbatis nostri et Iudithæ abbatissæ Kaminadensis[309]

3.         JUDITH .  Abbess of Kloster Kemnade.  The Fasti Corbeienses (Continuatio altera) record the death in 1144 of “Sigefredus princeps comes Northemi et Bomeneburgi...fundator monasterii Amelungesbrunne 16 Kal Oct”, adding that he was “frater Henrici abbatis nostri et Iudithæ abbatissæ Kaminadensis[310]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von LOHRA, GRAFEN von BERKA

 

 

Lohra is located about 10 kilometres south-west of Marburg, about the same distance north of Gießen, in the present-day German province of Hessen.  Berka lies to the east, midway between Eisenach to the east and Bad Hersfeld to the west in Thuringia. 

 

 

1.         DIETRICH .  Graf von Linderbach.  m UTA, daughter of LUDWIG "dem Bärtigen" Graf [von Thüringen] & his wife Cäcilie von Sangerhausen.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Hildegardis…Uta…Adelheidis" as the three daughters of "Ludewicus Cum-barba" & his wife, specifying that Uta married "comiti Dieterico de Linderbeche"[311]

a)         BERENGAR [I] (-1116 or after, bur Reinhardsbrunn)The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names "comitem Berengerum" as son of "comiti Dieterico de Linderbeche" & his wife, specifying that he was buried "in Reinhersburn"[312]Graf von Lohram firstly ---, daughter of LUDWIG von Lare [Lohra] & his wife ---.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ refers to the wife of "comitem Berengerum" as "filia Ludewicus de Lare" and their son "Dietericus de Berca", specifying that he had posterity[313]m secondly GEVA, daughter of WICHMANN Graf von Seeburg & his wife Bertha von Camburg [Wettin] (-after 14 Feb 1152, bur Ichtershausen).  Her parentage is confirmed, and her marriage suggested, by the charter dated 14 Feb 1152 under which "Wigmannus…Cycensis ecclesie episcopus cum…amita mea Hadewiga…Gerenrothensis ecclesie abbatissa" confirmed a donation to Gernrode and named "avie mee Berchte cum ipsa abbatissa Hadewiga et sorore eius Geva ac filio eiusdem sororis sue Theoderico Hallo…avunculi mei marchionis…Cunradi"[314]Graf Berengar [I] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          LUDWIG [I] (-killed in battle 1126).  Graf von Lohra.  “...Ludewicus comes de Lare...” witnessed the charter dated 1124 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of a monastery of Gerode in Eichsfeld[315]m ---.  The name of Ludwig's wife is not known.  Graf Ludwig [I] & his wife had two children:  

(a)       BERENGAR .  [1119]. 

(b)       LUDWIG [II] (-[1162/64])Graf von Lohra

-         see below

ii)         DIETRICH [I] (-1178 or after)The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ refers to the wife of "comitem Berengerum" as "filia Ludewicus de Lare" and their son "Dietericus de Berca", specifying that he had posterity[316].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 14 Feb 1152 under which "Wigmannus…Cycensis ecclesie episcopus cum…amita mea Hadewiga…Gerenrothensis ecclesie abbatissa" confirmed a donation to Gernrode and named "avie mee Berchte cum ipsa abbatissa Hadewiga et sorore eius Geva ac filio eiusdem sororis sue Theoderico Hallo…avunculi mei marchionis…Cunradi"[317]Graf von Berka

-         GRAFEN von BERKA

b)         [ADELHEID (-1134 or after).  Founded Kloster Walkenried.  Lothar King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Walkenried by “Adelheida” by charter dated 1132, witnessed by “Ludovicum Landgrafium, marchionem Conradum, comitem Hermannum, Christianum de Rotenburgk, comites Lambertum, Wittichium, Ludolphum, Bernhardum, Fridericum, Immonem, Iddonem, Heinricum[318].  According to Leuckfeld, Adelheid was “eine Tochter Ludovici...Herrn von der Herrschaft...Lohra” and married “Volckmarum Herrn oder Graffen von Clettenberge” (no primary source on which the statements are based is cited)[319].  Her marriage is indicated by the undated charter (which names Lothar King of Germany, so is dated to [1125/33]) under which [her husband] “vir...nobilis...Volckmarus de Thurngia” confirmed that “conjux ipsius Adelheidis” founded Walkenried[320].  However, Leuckfeld’s suggested parentage is chronologically impossible.  If Adelheid was a member of the Lohra family, the chronology suggests that she would have been the sister of Graf Berengar [I].  m (before [1107/09]) VOLKMAR Graf von Klettenberg, son of --- (-after 1127).] 

 

 

LUDWIG [II] von Lohra, son of LUDWIG [I] Graf von Lohra & his wife --- (-[1162/64])Graf von Lohra.  “Comes Ernestus filius comitis Ernesti de Tonna” founded Kloster Reifenstein, with the agreement of “heredum meorum...comitis Erwini fratris mei, uxoris mee Gude et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1162, witnessed by “comes Ludovicus de Lare et filii sui comes Berengerus et comes Ludovicus...[321]

m as her second husband, JUDITH von Schwalenberg, widow of ALBERT [I] Graf von Everstein, daughter of WEDEKIND [I] Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Lutrud [von Itter].  The Chronographus Corbeienses records the marriage of "pater iuvenculæ Hloutwicus de Lare" and "sororem Volcwini" after the death of "viro suo Adelberto de Everstein"[322]

Graf Ludwig [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         LUDWIG [III] (-[1215] or after).  “Comes Ernestus filius comitis Ernesti de Tonna” founded Kloster Reifenstein, with the agreement of “heredum meorum...comitis Erwini fratris mei, uxoris mee Gude et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1162, witnessed by “comes Ludovicus de Lare et filii sui comes Berengerus et comes Ludovicus...[323]Graf von Lohra.  “...Comes Ludewicus de Lare et frater eius comes Beringerus...” witnessed the charter dated 1 Sep 1188 under which Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to Kloster Walkenried[324].  Vogt von Eschwege.  m ---.  The name of Ludwig's wife is not known.  Graf Ludwig [III] & his wife had three children:

a)         LUDWIG [IV] (-after 1227).  Graf von Lohra

b)         BERENGAR [III] (-before 1234).  “Beringer comes de Lara” donated property “in Solstede” to Walkenried by charter dated 1221[325].    

c)         ALBERTGraf von Lohra 1205/1207. 

2.         BERENGAR [II] (-before 1197).  “Comes Ernestus filius comitis Ernesti de Tonna” founded Kloster Reifenstein, with the agreement of “heredum meorum...comitis Erwini fratris mei, uxoris mee Gude et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1162, witnessed by “comes Ludovicus de Lare et filii sui comes Berengerus et comes Ludovicus...[326].  Graf von Stein.  Vogt von Bischofstein.  Graf von Lohra.  “...Comes Ludewicus de Lare et frater eius comes Beringerus...” witnessed the charter dated 1 Sep 1188 under which Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to Kloster Walkenried[327]Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, which also names "uxore sua Berta", and was witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[328]m as her second husband, BERTHA, widow of DIETRICH von Wichmannsdorf Graf von Haldensleben, daughter of OTTO Graf von Ammensleben und Hillersleben & his wife Bertha --- (-before 1184).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben names "Bertham" as daughter of "Ottonem comitem de Hildensleue", specifying that she married "primero Tiderico de Wychmanstorp et postea Berengero comiti de Lare"[329]Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, which also names "uxore sua Berta", and was witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[330].  Graf Berengar [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO (-before 1211).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records that "Ottonem, filium Berengheri [comitis]" was appointed advocate of Hillersleben[331].  Graf von Grieben.  Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, which also names "uxore sua Berta", and was witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[332].  Graf von Stein.  m as her first husband, ----.  She married secondly Gebhard von Arnstein.  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records that "Ottonem, filium Berengheri [comitis], comes de Griben…viduam" married "Gheuehardus de Arensteyn"[333].  Graf Otto & his wife had one child: 

i)          LUKARD (-before Jul 1281).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records the marriage of "comes Olricus…de Regensteyn" and "Lückardam…filiam Ottonis de Griben" and assumed the advocacy of the monastery[334].  “Olricus et Albertus comites de Regensten” renounced claims over property of “matris nostre domine Luckardis”, for the souls of “comitis Olrici patris nostri...”,, by charter dated 5 Jun 1267[335].  “Henricus Halberstadensis ecclesie canonicus dictus de Regenstein” donated property for masses for “patris mei comitis Ulrici et matris mee domine Luckardis memoria”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum...Olrici et Alberti comitis de Regensten”, by charter dated Jul 1281[336]m (before 1236) ULRICH [I] Graf von Regenstein, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Regenstein & his wife --- (-[24 Jun 1265/3 Jun 1267]). 

b)         BERTHA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m ERNST [III] Graf von Gleichen, son of ERWIN [II] Graf von Gleichen & his wife --- (-1228 or after). 

c)         LUCKARD .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (before 1200) JOHANN Burggraf von Giebichenstein (-1231 or after). 

 

 



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[105] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XVII, p. 18. 

[106] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXIII, p. 57. 

[107] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, Abschnitt IV, folio 3, p. 14. 

[108] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 272. 

[109] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXV, p. 44. 

[110] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXI, p. 56. 

[111] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXXXIII, p. 57. 

[112] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CX, p. 73. 

[113] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCIII, p. 130. 

[114] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 273. 

[115] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LXV, p. 44. 

[116] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XCIV, p. 63. 

[117] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXXXI, p. 84. 

[118] Isenburg-Wied-Runkel (1775), Urkunden, CX, 133. 

[119] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCIX, p. 135. 

[120] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLVII, p. 102. 

[121] Die Limburger Chronik, 4, p. 27. 

[122] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCVIII, p. 133. 

[123] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLVII, p. 102. 

[124] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCVIII, p. 143. 

[125] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXXXI, p. 161. 

[126] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCIII, p. 138. 

[127] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCIII, p. 130. 

[128] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCV, p. 131. 

[129] Gauthier, J. (1903) Inventaire Sommaire des archives départementales - Doubs, Archives ecclésiastiques série G (Besançon), Tome II (“Inventaire Sommaire - Doubs série G (1903), Tome II”), G. 1687, p. 108. 

[130] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXXXVIII, p. 168. 

[131] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXLIII, p. 172. 

[132] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXIII, p. 191. 

[133] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band II, 1592, p. 201. 

[134] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCIII, p. 130. 

[135] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCX, p. 144. 

[136] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXVI, p. 149. 

[137] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 274. 

[138] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXVI, p. 149. 

[139] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[140] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXXXII, p. 162. 

[141] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 276. 

[142] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLII, p. 181 (summary only). 

[143] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 275. 

[144] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[145] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXX, p. 195. 

[146] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277.  

[147] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XVII, p. 18. 

[148] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XVIII, p. 19. 

[149] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, XX, p. 20. 

[150] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, LX, p. 41. 

[151] Gudenus (1768), Tome V, Diplomata Minzenbergico-Falckensteiniana, XXIV, p. 778. 

[152] Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium, p. 155. 

[153] Wertheim Urkunden, XXXIV, p. 38. 

[154] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, Anhang, CCCLXXXIV, p. 297. 

[155] Monumenta Germaniæ Historica, Scriptores Rerum Germanicarum, Nova Series, Tome VI (Berlin, 1929), Chronica Comitum de Marka, p. 54. 

[156] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLVI, p. 98. 

[157] Sauerland, H. V. (1903) Urkunden und Regesten zur Geschichte der Rheinlande aus dem vatikanischen Archiv (Bonn) (“Rheinlande Vatikanischen”), Band II, 1240, p. 56. 

[158] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLI, p. 91. 

[159] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXL, p. 90. 

[160] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLVI, p. 98. 

[161] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 273. 

[162] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXL, p. 90. 

[163] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLVI, p. 102. 

[164] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band III, 277, p. 112. 

[165] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCI, p. 128. 

[166] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band II, 1239, p. 56. 

[167] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, Anhang, CCCLXXXIV, p. 297. 

[168] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXXXIII, p. 86. 

[169] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLI, p. 91. 

[170] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 272. 

[171] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXLI, p. 91. 

[172] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLI, p. 100. 

[173] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLXIX, p. 113, and Senckenberg, H. C. (1734) Selecta Iuris et Historiarum tum Anecdota (Frankfurt-am-Main), Tome I, p. 241. 

[174] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLXIX, p. 113, and Senckenberg (1734), Tome I, p. 241. 

[175] Kamp ´Liese von Isenburg-Limburg´, p. 86, citing Demandt, K. E. (1953-7) Regesten der Grafen von Katzenelnbogen (Wiesbaden), 1015. 

[176] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXIII, p. 146. 

[177] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CLII, p. 100. 

[178] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXIII, p. 146. 

[179] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band II, 1383, p. 114. 

[180] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 274. 

[181] Jäger ‘Grafen von Rieneck’ (1836), IV, p. 25. 

[182] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, Anhang, CCCLXXXIV, p. 297. 

[183] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CXCI, p. 128. 

[184] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCVIII, p. 138. 

[185] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 274. 

[186] Kamp ´Liese von Isenburg-Limburg´, p. 86, citing Demandt, K. E. (1953-7) Regesten der Grafen von Katzenelnbogen (Wiesbaden), 889, 968, 1087 and 1091. 

[187] Die Limburger Chronik, 4, p. 27. 

[188] Kamp ´Liese von Isenburg-Limburg´, pp. 86-7. 

[189] Die Limburger Chronik, 4, p. 27. 

[190] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[191] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLVIII, p. 185. 

[192] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXXX, p. 205. 

[193] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 275. 

[194] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXLVII, p. 175. 

[195] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 275. 

[196] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXXVIII, p. 203. 

[197] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXC, p. 213. 

[198] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 276. 

[199] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[200] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXC, p. 213. 

[201] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXV, p. 230. 

[202] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXXII, p. 235. 

[203] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[204] Die Limburger Chronik, 170, p. 86. 

[205] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLXX, p. 195. 

[206] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[207] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCII, p. 222. 

[208] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 278. 

[209] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXLV, p. 256. 

[210] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[211] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLIX, p. 263. 

[212] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 277. 

[213] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXL, p. 251. 

[214] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXL, p. 251. 

[215] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXL, p. 251. 

[216] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLIV, p. 262. 

[217] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXXXVII, p. 249. 

[218] Gudenus (1751), Tome III, CCCLV, p. 555. 

[219] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCXV, p. 230. 

[220] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXXXVI, p. 166. 

[221] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCXLIV, p. 174. 

[222] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCLVIII, p. 185. 

[223] Katzenelnbogisches Urkundenbuch, CCCLXVI, p. 275. 

[224] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CXI, p. 302

[225] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXII, p. 156. 

[226] Kaufungen, Band I, 29, p. 35. 

[227] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 138, p. 141. 

[228] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 1, p. 1. 

[229] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 1, p. 1. 

[230] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXIV, p. 157. 

[231] Wenck, H. B. (1803) Hessische Landesgeschichte (Darmstadt, Giessen), Tome III, Urkundenbuch, XCV, p. 93. 

[232] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 1, p. 1. 

[233] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXIV, p. 108. 

[234] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXIV, p. 150. 

[235] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXIII, p. 115. 

[236] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXIV, p. 157. 

[237] Regesta Boicarum (1825), Vol. III, p. 351. 

[238] Regesta Boicarum (1825), Vol. III, p. 383. 

[239] Regesta Boicarum (1825), Vol. III, p. 383. 

[240] Gudenus (1747), Tome II, CLXXXIV, p. 233. 

[241] Chronica Comitum de Marka, p. 44. 

[242] Gudenus (1747), Tome II, CLXXXIV, p. 233. 

[243] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CCXXXII, p. 235. 

[244] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CCXXXII, p. 235. 

[245] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CCXXXII, p. 235. 

[246] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXIV, p. 108. 

[247] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXIV, p. 150. 

[248] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXIII, p. 115. 

[249] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXIV, p. 157. 

[250] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXIV, p. 116. 

[251] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXXV, p. 123. 

[252] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXI, p. 192. 

[253] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXI, p. 192. 

[254] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLI, p. 133. 

[255] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXXIV, p. 203. 

[256] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXXIV, p. 203. 

[257] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CLXXXIX, p. 206. 

[258] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLXV, p. 144. 

[259] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 533, p. 364. 

[260] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLXV, p. 144. 

[261] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLXXV, p. 150. 

[262] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 533, p. 364. 

[263] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CLXXV, p. 150. 

[264] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 515, p. 349. 

[265] ES XVII 31, extinct in the male line in 1450. 

[266] Hohenlohisches Urkundenbuch, Band I, 385, p. 263. 

[267] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, LVI, p. 153

[268] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[269] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, LVI, p. 153

[270] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[271] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, LVI, p. 153

[272] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[273] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[274] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 7, p. 5. 

[275] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[276] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[277] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 7, p. 5. 

[278] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432.  

[279] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 7, p. 5. 

[280] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[281] Deutschordens-Ballei Hessen (1879), Band I, 7, p. 5. 

[282] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CCXX, p. 543. 

[283] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXIII, p. 156. 

[284] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXXIV, p. 122. 

[285] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, CXXXV, p. 123. 

[286] Regesta Boicarum (1823), Vol. II, p. 235. 

[287] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[288] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[289] Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (1789), Urkundenbuch, CXXX, p. 162. 

[290] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, CLXIV, p. 432. 

[291] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[292] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, LVI, p. 153

[293] Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III, LXVII, p. 68. 

[294] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[295] Wenck, H. B. (1789) Hessischen Landesgeschichte, Band II (Frankfurt, Leipzig), Urkundenbuch, LI, Schenkungsbuch Kloster Helmarshausen, 68, p. 67. 

[296] Annales Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 42. 

[297] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 317. 

[298] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 22, p. 24. 

[299] Jordan (1986), p. 90. 

[300] Schrader, L. (1832) Die älteren Dynastenstämme zwischen Leine, Weser und Diemel (Göttingen), Urkunden, IX, p. 232. 

[301] Annales Magdeburgenses 1144, MGH SS XVI, p. 187. 

[302] Harenberg, J. C. (1758) Monumenta Historica adhuc Inedita (Braunschweig), Band I, Fasti Corbeienses, p. 45. 

[303] Schrader (1832), Urkunden, XI, p. 234. 

[304] Gudenus, V. F. (1743) Codex Diplomaticus Moguntiaca (Goettingen), Tome I, LIX, p. 160. 

[305] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 328. 

[306] Herquet, K. (ed.) (1883) Urkundenbuch des Prämonstratenserklosters Arnstein an der Lahn (Wiesbaden) ("Arnstein an der Lahn"), 1, p. 1. 

[307] Arnstein an der Lahn, 2, p. 3. 

[308] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 332. 

[309] Harenberg (1758), Band I, Fasti Corbeienses, p. 45. 

[310] Harenberg (1758) Band I, Fasti Corbeienses, p. 45. 

[311] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[312] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[313] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[314] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 371, p. 279. 

[315] Gudenus (1743), Tome I, XXVI, p. 60. 

[316] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[317] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 371, p. 279. 

[318] Eckstorm, H. (1617) Chronicon Walkenredense (Helmstadt), p. 39.  

[319] Leuckfeld, J. G. (1706) Antiquitates Walckenredenses (Leipzig, Nordhausen) (“Leuckfeld (1706) Walkenried”), Pars posterior, p. 4. 

[320] Leuckfeld (1706) Walkenried, Pars posterior, p. 6, footnote (a). 

[321] Wolf, J. (1792) Politische Geschichte des Eisfeldes (Göttingen), Band I, Urkunden, IX, p. 11. 

[322] Chronographus Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 56. 

[323] Wolf (1792), Band I, Urkunden, IX, p. 11. 

[324] Die Urkunden des Stiftes Walkenried (Hannover, 1852) (“Walkenried (1852)”), Vol. I, 27, p. 27. 

[325] Eckstorm (1617), p. 86. 

[326] Wolf (1792), Band I, Urkunden, IX, p. 11. 

[327] Die Urkunden des Stiftes Walkenried (Hannover, 1852) (“Walkenried (1852)”), Vol. I, 27, p. 27. 

[328] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[329] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 295. 

[330] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[331] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 294. 

[332] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[333] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 294. 

[334] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, pp. 294 and 295. 

[335] Schmidt, G. (1878) Urkundenbuch der Stadt Halberstadt (Halle), Teil I, 132, p. 114. 

[336] Schmidt, G. (1884) Urkundenbuch des Hochstifts Halberstadt (Leipzig), Teil II, 1375, p. 442.