LIMBURG

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INTRODUCTION. 1

Chapter 1.                GRAFEN van LIMBURG. 3

Chapter 2.                DUKES of LIMBURG 1140-1279. 11

Chapter 3.                SEIGNEURS d´ASPREMONT. 31

Chapter 4.                HERREN von MERHEIM.. 36

Chapter 5.                HERREN von REIFFERSCHEIDT. 37

Chapter 6.                HEREN van VALKENBURG (FAUQUEMONT) 38

A.         HEREN von VALKENBURG (HERREN von HEINSBERG) 39

B.         HEREN von VALKENBURG (KLEVE) 40

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Limburg was situated within the duchy of Lower Lotharingia and took its name from the small town of Limburg between Verviers and Eupen in the province of Liège in present-day Belgium.  In the present-day, its territory lies within the Belgian provinces of Limburg and Liège, and the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.  In medieval times, it lay west of the county of Jülich, north of the county of Luxembourg and the bishopric of Liège, and east of the county of Daelham. 

 

It is probable that Limburg originally formed part of the county of Maasgau, around the town of Maastricht, and as such was part of the territories held by the family of the comtes de Luxembourg.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon, who married the daughter of Frédéric Duke of Lower Lotharingia (from the Luxembourg family), received "dominium ultra Mosam prope Leodium" as dowry on his marriage and that he constructed "castrum de Lemborch" on the site[1].  The construction of the castle of Limburg can probably therefore be dated to the late 1060s or early 1070s, although there is some doubt whether the report in Alberic can be entirely correct as discussed in Chapter 1 below. 

 

Limburg castle passed to Count Hendrik, who must quickly have become an influential force at the court of Emperor Heinrich III [Heinrich IV King of Germany] as he was installed as duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1101.  He was, however, a quarrelsome imperial subject, rebelling against the emperor in the same year (when the castle of Limburg was destroyed by imperial troops) and being deprived of his duchy in 1106.  Between then and 1139, imperial appointments to the duchy of Lower Lotharingia alternated between the Limburg family and the family of the rival counts of Louvain, each family continuing to claim the ducal title while the duchy was held by the other.  The counts of Limburg called themselves dukes of Limburg from 1140, the ducal title presumably being retained in a personal capacity even though they had ceased to be dukes of Lower Lotharingia by that time.  No specific imperial order has yet been identified which authorised the new title, although it is clear that it was generally recognised and accepted. 

 

In 1279 the duchy of Limburg passed to Reinold Graaf van Gelre, who had married the daughter of Walram IV Duke of Limburg, but soon afterwards Reinold sold his claim to Henri VI Comte de Luxembourg for 40,000 marks[2].  The duchy was also claimed by Jean Duke of Brabant, who had purchased his right from Adolf V Graf von Berg, grandson of Hendrik IV Duke of Limburg.  Comte Henri challenged Duke Jean to single combat, in which the comte de Luxembourg was killed[3].  The dispute concerning the duchy of Limburg was arbitrated by Philippe III King of France who found in favour of Duke Jean, who was thereupon recognised as duke of Limburg in 1288[4].  The dukes of Brabant continued to govern both duchies until Jeanne Duchess of Brabant sold Limburg to the duke of Burgundy in 1396.  Limburg was one of the Burgundian territories in the Low Countries which passed to the Habsburg family as a result of the marriage of Marie, daughter and heiress of the last Valois duke of Burgundy, to Archduke Maximilian in 1477. 

 

The dukes of Limburg were suzerains of the seigneurs de Montjoye, and the Herren von Reifferscheidt, Valkenberg, Wassenberg and Wittem. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN van LIMBURG

 

 

1.         [UDO, son of [FREDERIC Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Luxembourg] & his first wife Gerberge de Boulogne] (-after 1065)Graaf van Limburg.  "Comes Udo de Lemborch" donated a servant to the church of St Adalbert, Aachen by charter dated 1061[5].  Advocate of Saint-Trond.  A charter dated 1065 issued by Adalbero Bishop of Metz, relating to the rights of the advocate of the abbey of Saint-Trond, refers to "germanum meum ducem Lotharingiæ Fridericum…felicis memoriæ" and "domino Udone, fratris mei successore"[6].  The separate existence of Udo Graaf van Limburg is far from certain.  The possibility that there was a separate Graaf van Limburg named Udo in the mid-11th century appears excluded by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, which records that "castrum de Lemborch" was built by "Galeranus", son of "Adala comitissa Arolune…soror Sigifridi…filia…ducis Theoderici", who had received "dominium ultra Mosam prope Leodium" as dowry when he married[7].  As noted below, "Galeranus" is identified as Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon, whose wife is recorded in another primary source as Judith de Luxembourg, daughter of Frédéric Duke of Upper Lotharingia, brother of Adalbero Bishop of Metz who issued the 1065 charter quoted above.  Alberic therefore appears to leave no room for a Graaf Udo between Duke Frédéric and Graaf Walram.  This of course assumes that Alberic´s report is accurate, which is not guaranteed given the numerous other points of detail on which his version of events and relationships conflicts with information found in other primary sources.  The 1061 and 1065 charters certainly indicate that Alberic´s description of the construction of Limburg castle may be compressed, as it is difficult to interpret the documents in any other way than indicating that "domino Udone" was the successor of the same Duke Frédéric.  There appear to be three possibilities: 

§  Firstly, Udo may have been the same person as Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon who, for unexplained reasons, was called by one name in some sources and another name in others.  This is the solution to the problem which was adopted by Ernst in his early 19th century Historie de Limbourg after a detailed review of all the sources[8].  He justifies his conclusion by stating that "les binoms étaient d´un usage généralement reçu parmi les princes au moyen âge" and referring to "une foule d´exemples", although only citing the example of Walram [II] Graaf van Limburg who is also called "Payen"[9].  However, this is an unsuitable choice to support his hypothesis.  It is correct that the Annalista Saxo names Walram [II] "Walrabonum ducem qui et Paginus dicebatur"[10].  Walram is also named "comes Paganus" and "dux Paganus" in charters dated 15 May 1127 and 13 Jun 1128 respectively[11].  However, "Pagan" seems to have been the appellation used in medieval times for unbaptised children and, where baptism was delayed for some reason, probably continued to be used from force of habit even after the child received his baptismal name.  The extract from the Annalista Saxo highlights another common feature of double names, which are frequently referred to in primary sources linked by some such qualifier as "dicebatur" or "cognominatus", which is not the case with Udo/Walram.  The solution of a double name cannot be excluded but it is probably a last resort in case no other solution presents itself. 

§  Secondly, Udo may have been the otherwise unrecorded son of Duke Frédéric who succeeded his father but died soon after, leaving Limburg to his sister and her husband Waleran [II].  One difficulty with this interpretation is that the 1065 charter uses the word "successore" without adding "filio". 

§  Thirdly, Udo could have been the husband of an otherwise unrecorded older daughter of Duke Frédéric, the castle of Limburg passing to the younger daughter Judith who was married to Waléran [II] Comte d´Arlon (see below). 

Whatever the correct solution to this conundrum, it appears unwise to ignore altogether the possible existence of a separate Graaf Udo.  He is therefore shown in this document in square brackets, linked to Frédéric Duke of Upper Lotharingia in the document LUXEMBOURG as a possible son.] 

 

 

1.         WALERAN [II] d'Arlon, son of WALERAN [I] Comte d´Arlon & his wife Adelais of Lotharingia (-1081).  The Gesta Treverorum names "Walrammi et Folconis" as sons of "comitissa [Adelheid] de castello…Aralunæ"[12].  Eberhard Archbishop of Trier refers to past donations by "comite Walrammo de Arlo et uxore ipsius Adelheide" in two charters dated 1052 and 1053, the second one referring to the confirmation of donations by "filiorum eorum Walrammi et Folconis" after the death of their parents[13]Comte d'Arlon.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that the dowry of Waleran's wife was "dominium ultra Mosam prope Leodium" and that he constructed "castrum de Lemborch" on the site[14]Graaf von Limburg.  Archbishop Udo of Trier donated property to Trier St Simon by charter dated 29 Jan 1068, subscribed by "Theoderici comitis, Henrici fratris eius, Walrammi comitis, Folconis comitis, Stephani comitis…"[15].  "…Walrammus et frater eius Volko comites de Arlo…" subscribed the charter dated 1093 under which "Heinricus…comes palatinus Rheni et dominus de Lacu…uxore mei Adleide" founded the abbey of Laach[16], although this document may be spurious in light of the date of death of Comte Waleran.  m JUDITH de Luxembourg, daughter of FREDERIC Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Luxembourg] & his first wife Gerberge de Boulogne .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Iuttam" as daughter of "Friderici ducis" and his wife Mathilde (presumably an error for Gerberge), naming her son "Henricum de Lemburc"[17], although another source quoted below states that Hendrik was Judith's son-in-law not her son.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that the dowry of Waleran's wife was "dominium ultra Mosam prope Leodium"[18].  Waleran [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [--- d'Arlon (-[after 1081]).  The Gesta Treverorum refers to "huius comitissa [=Adelheid] neptem, filii filiam" as wife of "Heinricus dux…Lempurch"[19].  The countess referred to was the wife of Waleran [I] Comte d´Arlon, and her son, father of Hendrik van Limburg´s wife, would therefore in this scenario have been Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon.  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi takes a different view and names "Henricum de Lemburc" as the son of "Iuttam", daughter of "Friderici ducis" and his wife Mathilde[20], in which case Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon would have been Hendrik´s father.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines also records that "Henricus Lembergensis" was the son of "antiqui Walerani", presumably indicating Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon[21].  The sources are therefore contradictory.  If the Gesta Treverorum is correct, Hendrik´s first wife must have died soon after their marriage as she is not recorded as the mother of his children.  It is assumed that she must have died after her father, otherwise it seems likely that Waleran would have disinherited his son-in-law from the castle of Limburg.  m [as his first husband,] HENDRIK I Graaf van Limburg, son of --- (-1119).] 

 

 

[Two] brothers: 

1.         HENDRIK [I] van Limburg (-1119).  There is confusion about the parentage of Hendrik [I] van Limburg.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he was the son of [Udo] van Limburg and his wife Judith von Salm, who was supposedly daughter of Giselbert Graf von Salm [Luxembourg][22].  If we look at the primary sources, they are contradictory.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Henricus Lembergensis" was the son of "antiqui Walerani"[23].  It is assumed that "Walerani" was Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon (see above).  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Henricum de Lemburc" as the son of "Iuttam", daughter of "Friderici ducis" and his wife Mathilde[24], which, if the reconstruction of the family of the comtes d´Arlon is correct, also indicates that Comte Waleran [II] was Hendrik´s father.  The Gesta Treverorum, on the other hand, refers to "huius comitissa [=Adelheid] neptem, filii filiam" as wife of "Heinricus dux…Lempurch"[25].  The countess referred to was the wife of Waleran [I] Comte d´Arlon, and in this scenario her son, Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon, would have been the father of Hendrik´s wife not of Hendrik himself.  The references which have been found to "Udo van Limburg" are set out above, where it is suggested that he was either the son of Frédéric Duke of Lower Lotharingia or the same person as Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon.  No other reference has been found to "Udo´s" supposed wife "Judith von Salm".  It is suggested that references to her could easily have resulted from confusion with the wife of Waleran [II], also named Judith/Jutta and also a member of the Salm/Luxembourg family.  The question which remains is whether Hendrik van Limburg was the son or the son-in-law of Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon.  There is really no way of judging which of the contradictory sources quoted above may be correct.  However, if Hendrik´s supposed brother Konrad von Merheim did exist as shown below (and it should be noted that no primary source has yet been found which corroborates Konrad´s relationship to Hendrik), it appears less likely that Hendrik would have been Waleran´s son.  If that had been the case, the sources would probably have named the two brothers together.  In addition, no reference to the name Hendrik/Henri has been found in the family of the comtes d´Arlon, although it must be emphasised that their known genealogy is limited as can be seen in the document UPPER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY.  Graaf van Limburg.  "…Heinricus dux de Lemburg…" subscribed the charter dated 1093 under which "Heinricus…comes palatinus Rheni et dominus de Lacu…uxore mei Adleide" founded the abbey of Laach[26], although, as pointed out in the chapter concerning the comtes d´Arlon in UPPER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY, the naming of the other witnesses suggests that this charter is spurious.  Emperor Heinrich III installed him as HEINRICH I Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1101.  "Heinricus comes de Lintburh cum Theoderico comite" rebelled against Emperor Heinrich III in 1101, the castle of Limburg being captured and destroyed by imperial forces[27].  He was deposed as duke in 1106.  [m firstly --- d'Arlon, daughter of WALERAN [II] Comte d'Arlon & his wife --- (-[after 1081]).  The Gesta Treverorum refers to "huius comitissa [=Adelheid] neptem, filii filiam" as wife of "Heinricus dux…Lempurch"[28].  The countess referred to was the wife of Waleran [I] Comte d´Arlon, and her son, father of Hendrik van Limburg´s wife, would therefore in this scenario have been Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon (see above).  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi takes a different view and names "Henricum de Lemburc" as the son of "Iuttam", daughter of "Friderici ducis" and his wife Mathilde[29], in which case Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon would have been Hendrik´s father.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines also records that "Henricus Lembergensis" was the son of "antiqui Walerani", which is interpreted as indicating Waleran [II] Comte d´Arlon[30].  The sources are therefore contradictory.  If the Gesta Treverorum is correct, Hendrik´s first wife must have died soon after their marriage as she is not recorded as the mother of his children.  It is assumed that she must have died after her father, otherwise it seems likely that Waleran would have disinherited his son-in-law from the castle of Limburg.]  m [secondly] ADELHEID von Botenstein, daughter of BOTHO Graf von Botenstein & his wife Judith von Schweinfurt (-after 13 Aug 1106).  She is named in the Annalista Saxo, which also specifies her parentage and names her husband[31].  Graf Hendrik & his [second] wife had [five] children:

a)         WALRAM [II] “Paganus” van Limburg ([1085]-6 Aug 1139).  The Annalista Saxo names "Walrabonum ducem qui et Paginus dicebatur" as son of "Heinricus dux de Lintburh" and his wife Adelheid von Botenstein[32]Graaf van Limburg 1119. 

-        see below

b)         AGNES van Limburg (-1136).  The Annalista Saxo names her first of the two daughters of "Heinricus dux de Lintburh" and his wife Adelheid von Botenstein, also naming her husband "Friderico comiti palatino de Putelenthorp"[33].  A later passage names her second husband "Walo iunior de Vakenstide" but incorrectly calls her "sororem Heinrici ducis de Lintburh"[34].  The Chronicon Gozecense names "Agnem, Heinrici ducis de Lintburc filiam" as wife of "palatinus Fridericus"[35].  A later passage names her second husband "Walo iunior de Vakenstide" but also incorrectly calls her "sororem Heinrici ducis de Lintburh"[36]m firstly (1110) FRIEDRICH [IV] von Putelendorf, son of FRIEDRICH [III] von Goseck & his wife Adelheid von Stade (posthumously [1085]-Dingelstedt [26 Jun] 1125, bur Halberstedt).  Pfalzgraf 1114.  m secondly WALO "der Jüngere" von Veckenstedt, son of --- (-1126). 

c)         ADELHEID van Limburg (-6 Feb [1144/46], bur Bamberg St Michael).  The Annalista Saxo records the second of the two daughters of "Heinricus dux de Lintburh" and his wife Adelheid von Botenstein as the wife of "Fridericus comes de Arnesberge" but does not name her[37].  "Chuno de Horberch…cum uxore sua Adelheit" donated property to Osterhove monastery[38].  The primary source which confirms Adelheid, wife of Kuno, as the widow of Friedrich Graf von Arnsberg has not yet been identified.  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly FRIEDRICH "der Streitbare" Graf von Arnsberg, son of KONRAD Graf von Werl[-Arnsberg] & his wife Mathilde von Northeim (-11 Feb 1124).  m secondly ([Feb 1124/1130]) KUNO Graf von Horburg, son of KUNO Graf von Horburg [Lechsgemünd] & his wife [Irmgard von Rott] (-30 Jun [1138/39]).  m thirdly (before 19 Mar 1140) as his first wife, KONRAD [II] Graf von Dachau, son of KONRAD [I] Graf von Dachau [Scheyern] & his wife Willibirg --- (-killed in battle near Bergamo 18 Feb 1159, bur Scheyern). 

d)         MATHILDE van Limburg (-after 1148).  The origin of the wife of Henri [I] Comte de Laroche is determined from a charter dated 1148 in which Wibald abbot of Stavelot names "dominis suis Heinrico de Rupe et Heinrico de Lemburch quorum alter, id est de Rupe, advocatus ecclesie nostre erat et alterius Heinrici amite filius"[39], the former being Henri [II] Comte de Laroche and the latter Hendrik II Duke of Limburg.  She is named in the charter dated 1152 under which "Heinricus comes de Rupe" donated property to the abbey of St Hubert referring to "matris mei Mathildis comitisse et Godefridi fratris mei"[40]m HENRI [I] de Namur Comte de la Roche, son of ALBERT III Comte de Namur & his wife Ida von Sachsen (-before 5 Jun 1138). 

e)         [HENDRIK van Limburg (-after 1131).  The Vita Andreæ, first abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, records that in 1131 "Walravium Limburgi comitem, Lotharingiæ inferioris ducem" wished to install "fratrem suum Henricum in præpositura sancti Lamberti Leodii", which was opposed by "Rainerum de Los præpositum de Fosse, Arnoldi comitis Lossesnis fratrem natu minorem, et Theodoricum de Los primum dominum de Hornes", and that Emperor Lothar appointed "Hermannum de Hornes S. Gereonis præpositum dicti Raineri nepotem, Guidonem de Limburgo sancti Lamberti canonicum etiam dicti Hermanni nepotem…Godefridum comitem de Vianden" to arbitrate the dispute[41].  This is the only reference so far identified to this supposed brother of Duke Walram.  The source, however, is late and includes inaccuracies.  It is not known whether this report is accurate or not.] 

2.         [KONRAD von Merheim (-after 1088).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.] 

-        HERREN von MERHEIM

 

 

WALRAM [II] “Paganus” van Limburg, son of HENDRIK I Graaf van Limburg, Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his second wife Adelheid von Botenstein ([1085]-6 Aug 1139).  The Annalista Saxo names "Walrabonum ducem qui et Paginus dicebatur" as son of "Heinricus dux de Lintburh" and his wife Adelheid von Botenstein[42].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[43], Waleran and his siblings were children of his father's first marriage.  The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  It is possible that it is only speculative because Waleran inherited the county of Arlon, although this would not be the only case of property passing from an individual's first wife to the children of his second marriage (for example the inheritance of the county of Hainaut by Baudouin de Flandre, second husband of Richilde whose first husband was Herman Comte de Hainaut, see the document HAINAUT).  Until further evidence comes to light, it is considered preferable to accept the report in the Annalista Saxo.  It should also be noted that the parents of Adelheid von Botenstein, Graf Hendrik's [second] wife, allegedly married in 1056 (see BAVARIA NOBILITY), which suggests that their daughter may have been born soon after this date.  If this is correct, it would be consistent with Graf Walram [II] having been born in [1085].  Comte d'Arlon 1115-1119.  Graaf van Limburg 1119.  "Gerardus de Gelre, Arnoldus comes de Berge, Waleramus comes de Lemburg, Gerardus comes de Iuliaco…" signed the charter dated 1085 under which Friedrich Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster St Martin, Köln[44].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln founded a church "in castro meo episcopali…Zulpiacum" by charter dated 1124 witnessed by "Paganus comes, Theodericus comes de Ara, Herimannus de Hengebach, Theodericus et frater eius Adelgerus de Gladebach…"[45].  The Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium records that he was installed as WALERAN Duke of Lower Lotharingia by Emperor Lothar in 1128[46].  The necrology of Stavelot records the deaths "XVII Kal Aug" of "Walrani duci…dna Judith juge sua"[47]

m ([1107/10]) JUTTA von Wassenberg, daughter of GERHARD [I] "Flaminius" Graf von Wassenberg & his [first wife ---] ([1087]-Rolduc 24 Jun 1151, bur Rolduc [Rode] abbey).  Heiress of Wassenberg.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" married "Yolendem…comitis de Ghelra filiam", and that "aliam…eiusdem comitis de Ghelra filiam" married "Henricus dux de Lemborch" who inherited "castrum Wassemberghe" from her, a later passage adding that the father of the daughters was "comitis de Ghelra Gerardi"[48].  The chronology dictates that her husband was Walram [II] Graaf van Limburg not Hendrik.  Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis suis Domino Henrico et Gerardo" by charter dated 1151, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc [Rode] of "filii eiusdem Henricus et Gerardus et filiolus Domini Heinrici, eiusdem nominis, Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ, et Theodericus filius Ekberti comitis de Titkelenburg natus ex alia filia"[49].  The necrology of Stavelot records the deaths "XVII Kal Aug" of "Walrani duci…dna Judith juge sua"[50].  The Chronicle of Rolduc records the death of Jutta 24 Jun 1151[51]

Graf Walram [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         HENDRIK [II] van Limburg (-Rome Aug 1167, bur Rolduc [Rode] abbey).  Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] by charter dated 20 Oct 1140, which includes donations by "Walramus de Limburg…et filius eius dominus Henricus"[52].  Comte d'Arlon 1139.  HENDRIK II Duke of Limburg 1140. 

-        see Chapter 2.  DUKES of LIMBURG

2.         GERHARD van Limburg .  Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis suis Domino Henrico et Gerardo" by charter dated 1151[53].  1148.  Herr von Wassenberg.  "Heinricus dux de Limburch et Gerardus frater eius" subscribed a charter dated 4 Aug 1166[54]m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1148.  Gerhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         GERHARD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1148. 

3.         BEATRIX van Limburg (-12 Jul after 1164).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc [Rode] of "…Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ…"[55]m (before 1135) RUPRECHT [I] Graf von Laurenburg, son of DUDO Graf von Laurenburg & his wife --- von Arnstein (-before 13 May 1154). 

4.         WALRAM van Limburg (-[30 Dec 1145/5 Jan 1147]).  "Walraven comes de Arlon" signed a charter of Alberon Archbishop of Trier dated 1142[56].  Comte d'Arlon.  "Heinricus comes de Lemburch et frater eius comes Walerannus de Arlon" signed a charter of Konrad III King of Germany dated 30 Dec 1145[57].  He presumably died before 5 Jan 1147, the date of a charter in which his brother Hendrik II Duke of Limburg is named as Comte d’Arlon. 

5.         daughter (-[1150/Jun 1151]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc [Rode] of "…Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ, et Theodericus filius Ekberti comitis de Titkelenburg natus ex alia filia"[58].  A charter dated 1150 confirms a donation to the church of Osnabrück by "Henricus comes de Tekeneborch et fratres sui coheredes eius Otto, Thidericus et Gerhardus", with the consent of "matris eorum Athelheidis"[59]m EKBERT Graf von Tecklenburg, son of --- [von Tecklenburg] & his wife Gisela --- (-4 Feb [1146/50]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    DUKES of LIMBURG 1140-1279

 

 

HENDRIK van Limburg, son of WALRAM [II] Graaf van Limburg & his wife Jutta von Wassenberg (-Rome Aug 1167, bur Rolduc [Rode] abbey).  Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] by charter dated 20 Oct 1140, which includes donations by "Walramus de Limburg…et filius eius dominus Henricus"[60]HENDRIK II Duke of Limburg 1140.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus comes Lymburgensis" attempted to deprive "Godefridi junioris" of his duchy, which "Henricus avus suus et Walramus pater suus" held previously, in the second year of his reign[61].  Comte d’Arlon.  "Heinricus comes de Arlo" signed a charter of Konrad III King of Germany dated 5 Jan 1146 (O.S.)[62].  Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis suis Domino Henrico et Gerardo" by charter dated 1151[63].  "Heinricus dux de Limburch et Gerardus frater eius" subscribed a charter dated 4 Aug 1166[64].  The Petite Chronique d´Aix-la-Chapelle records that Duke Hendrik died of plague in Rome and was buried at Rolduc [Rode] abbey[65]

m firstly (1136) MATHILDE von Saffenberg heiress of Rode, daughter of ADOLF Graf von Saffenberg & his wife --- (-2 Jan [1145/46]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1147 under which her husband confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Rolduc, among which his donation "in obitu…coniugis suæ dominæ Mathildis" which refers to donations by "socer eius", which are in turn recited earlier in the same document as donations of Adolf Graf von Saffenberg[66].  This is supported by the charter dated 1171 under which her son "Henricus filius domini Henrici filii ducis Walerami de Lymburg" donated property, inherited by him and "sorore nostra domina Margareta ducissa de Lovanio…atque domino Godefrido marito eius duce de Lovanio", to Rolduc [Rode] abbey and names "domino Herimanno, avunculo nostro, comite de Saphinberg"[67].  Heiress of the seigneurie de Rolduc.  The Chronicle of Rolduc records the death of Mathilde six years before the death of her mother-in-law Jutta, which it dates to 24 Jun 1151[68]

m secondly ([1150], divorced before 1152) as her second husband, LAURETTA de Flandre, widow of IWAN Graaf van Aalst, daughter of THIERRY Count of Flanders [Lorraine] & his first wife Suanhilde --- ([1120]-1175).  The Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin records that Count Thierry "ex priori uxore unicam tantum filiam habuit quam Ivanus de Alosto postea sortitus est in conjugium" but does not give her name[69].  The Flandria Generosa names "Laurentiam" as the only daughter of "comitissa etiam Suanildis", specifying that her marriage with "dux de Lemburg" was terminated on grounds of consanguinity, that she subsequently married "Iwanus de Alst", and after the latter's death "Rodulfo comiti Peronensi" and "comiti de Namur", although this switches her first and second husbands[70].  The correct order of her first and second marriages is confirmed by the charter dated 22 Sep 1139 under which "Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand[71].  She married thirdly (1152) as his third wife, Raoul [I] "le Vaillant" Comte de Vermandois, and fourthly ([1152/59], divorced 1163) Henri "l’Aveugle" Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg (-Aug 1196).  She left her fourth husband before [1163] and refused to return to him despite being excommunicated by the bishop of Cambrai.  She became a nun at Voorst. 

Duke Hendrik II & his first wife had two children:

1.         MARGARETA van Limburg (-1172, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  Her parentage and marriage are deduced from the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "duce Lovanii Henrico" and "avunculo eius duce de Lemborch…Henrico" when recording their presence at the coronation of "Otto comes Pictavorum" as king of Germany in 1198[72].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the marriage of "Godefridus" in the seventeenth year of his rule to "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[73].  The Annales Parchenses record the marriage in 1155 of "Godefridus dux" and "sororem ducis de Lemburg", and the death of "Margarita uxor ducis Godefridi" in 1172[74].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that she was buried "in ecclesia Sancti Petri Lovaniensis"[75]m (1158) as his first wife, GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duc de Louvain, Comte de Brabant, son of GODEFROI VI Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duc de Louvain & his wife Lutgardis von Sulzbach (1142-10 Aug 1190, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre). 

2.         HENDRIK van Limburg (-Klosterrath 21 Jun 1221, bur Rolduc [Rode] Abbey).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc [Rode] of "filii eiusdem Henricus et Gerardus et filiolus Domini Heinrici…"[76].  He succeeded his father in 1167 as HENDRIK III Duke of Limburg, Comte d'Arlon.  "Henricus filius domini Henrici filii ducis Walerami de Lymburg" donated property, inherited by him and by "sorore nostra domina Margareta ducissa de Lovanio…atque domino Godefrido marito eius duce de Lovanio", to Rolduc [Rode] abbey by charter dated 1171 which names "domino Herimanno, avunculo nostro, comite de Saphinberg"[77].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the abbey of Rolduc, at the request of "Dominus Henricus de Lymburg filius Domini Henrici et nepos ducis Walerami…quam uxor eius Domina Sophia et filii eius Henricus et Waleramnus" by charter dated 1178[78].  "Henricus de Lemborc" founded the abbey of "Vallis Sancti Lamberti", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Henrici, Waleranni, Frederici et Gerardi", by charter dated 1196[79].  "Henricus filius Henrici filii Walerami ducis de Limburg" donated property to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Waleramo, Friderico, Gerardo, ac filiabus meis Jutta de Valkenburg et Mathilde", in the presence of "domino Goswino de Valkenburg genero nostro", by charter dated 1202[80].  Vogt of Klosterrath.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "senior Henricus de Lemborc" as father of "Walerannus de Ardenna dux" and records the burial of both "in ecclesia de Rode ordinis sancti Augustini", although the dating in the chronicle is inaccurate as it also records that Waleran died ten years after his father[81]m SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-after 1196).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the abbey of Rolduc, at the request of "Dominus Henricus de Lymburg filius Domini Henrici et nepos ducis Walerami…quam uxor eius Domina Sophia et filii eius Henricus et Waleramnus" by charter dated 1178[82].  The parentage of Sophie is not known.  Ernst suggests that she was Sophie von Saarbrücken, daughter of Simon [I] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Mechtild ---, basing this on the introduction of the names Simon and Friedrich into the family of the dukes of Limburg[83].  A close relationship between the two families is shown by the charter dated 1223 under which "Simon comes Sarepont et…mater mea Lucardis comitissa in Wide" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "ducis cognati mei Walrami et filiorum suorum Henrici et Walrami et Henrici Gemini Pontis comitis patrui mei et…cognati mei Henrici comitis de Castello et…Lutheri comitis de Wide"[84].  "Sophia ducissa de Lenburch" founded an anniversary at Liège cathedral, for the soul of "filii mei Simonis", by undated charter[85].  Duke Hendrik III & his wife had [eight] children: 

a)         HENDRIK van Limburg (-4 Dec 1214).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the abbey of Rolduc, at the request of "Dominus Henricus de Lymburg filius Domini Henrici et nepos ducis Walerami…quam uxor eius Domina Sophia et filii eius Henricus et Waleramnus" by charter dated 1178[86].  Herr von Wassenberg 1194.  "Henricus de Lemborc" founded the abbey of "Vallis Sancti Lamberti", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Henrici, Waleranni, Frederici et Gerardi", by charter dated 1196[87].  "Henricus filius Henrici filii Walerami ducis de Limburg" donated property to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Waleramo, Friderico, Gerardo, ac filiabus meis Jutta de Valkenburg et Mathilde", in the presence of "domino Goswino de Valkenburg genero nostro", by charter dated 1202[88].  The contract of marriage between "Waleranus filius Henrici ducis de Lemborch et marchio Arlnensis" and "dominæ Ermesindæ, comitissæ Luceleburq et Rupis" is dated 1214 and names "fratrum meorum Henrici de Valckenborcq et Gerardi de Horne et…filiorum meorum Henrici et Walerani"[89]m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  "…Henricus de Wassenberg et uxor eius domina Sophya…" witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which "Theodericus…ecclesie sancte marie in Heinsberg prepositus" sold property at Geuestorp to Kloster Dunwald[90].  Her family is not known, but presumably must have been of at least comital level of nobility for her to have married the oldest son and heir of the duke of Limburg. 

b)         WALERAN van Limburg (-Cremona 2 Jul 1226, bur Rolduc [Rode] Abbey)Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the abbey of Rolduc, at the request of "Dominus Henricus de Lymburg filius Domini Henrici et nepos ducis Walerami…quam uxor eius Domina Sophia et filii eius Henricus et Waleramnus" by charter dated 1178[91].  He succeeded his father in 1221 as WALERAN III Duke of Limburg.     

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c)         FREDERIK van Limburg (-[Apr 1211/May 1212]).  "Henricus de Lemborc" founded the abbey of "Vallis Sancti Lamberti", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Henrici, Waleranni, Frederici et Gerardi", by charter dated 1196[92].  "Henricus filius Henrici filii Walerami ducis de Limburg" donated property to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Waleramo, Friderico, Gerardo, ac filiabus meis Jutta de Valkenburg et Mathilde", in the presence of "domino Goswino de Valkenburg genero nostro", by charter dated 1202[93].  Seigneur de Lumain.  Vogt of St Lambert 1209.  The Vitæ Odiliæ Liber III de Triumpho S. Lamberti in Steppes records that "Hasbanie advocatus" died leaving only "duas puellas parvulas", as a result of which "Rasoni militi" was appointed to take charge of the standard of St Lambert (of which the advocate was normally responsible) during the war between the people of Liège and the duke of Brabant (dated to May 1212)[94]m --- de Lumain, daughter and heiress of LOUIS Seigneur de Lumain/Lummen [Chiny] & his wife --- de Rumigny.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Continuatio of the Chronicon Lamberti Parvi which records the death in 1207 of "Lodovicus advocatus Hasbaniæ" and the succession of "Fredericus gener eius, filius ducis Ardennæ"[95], a charter dated 1177 recording Louis Seigneur de Lummen as advocate of Hesbaie[96].  Frederik & his wife had two children: 

i)          MATHILDE de Lumain .  The Vitæ Odiliæ Liber III de Triumpho S. Lamberti in Steppes records that "Hasbanie advocatus" died leaving only "duas puellas parvulas"[97].  Heiress of Lumain.  Advocate of Hesbaie.  Her marriage and parentage are confirmed by the charter dated Nov 1261 under which Jan Heer van Oudenaarde recognised having given compensation to Arnoud, son of Lodewijk van Oudenaarde Heer van Marke, advocate of Hesbaie, his cousin, who was charged with giving half to Mathilde dame de Marke advocate de Hesbaie his mother[98]m LODEWIJK van Oudenaarde Heer van Maarke, son of EVERARD RADULF van Oudenaarde Heer van Marke & his wife --- (-before Nov 1261). 

ii)         daughter .  The Vitæ Odiliæ Liber III de Triumpho S. Lamberti in Steppes records that "Hasbanie advocatus" died leaving only "duas puellas parvulas"[99]

d)         GERHARD [III] van Limburg (-5 or 7 Dec 1225, bur Wassenberg).  "Henricus de Lemborc" founded the abbey of "Vallis Sancti Lamberti", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Henrici, Waleranni, Frederici et Gerardi", by charter dated 1196[100].  "Henricus filius Henrici filii Walerami ducis de Limburg" donated property to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Waleramo, Friderico, Gerardo, ac filiabus meis Jutta de Valkenburg et Mathilde", in the presence of "domino Goswino de Valkenburg genero nostro", by charter dated 1202[101].  Herr von Wassenberg.  Heer van Horn 1212/20.  "Gerardus…dominus de Wassenberge" confirmed a donation of property "in villa…Linna" made by "bone memorie Ruthgerus de Merheim", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Beatricis filie sue", by charter dated 1212[102].  The contract of marriage between "Waleranus filius Henrici ducis de Lemborch et marchio Arlenensis" and "dominæ Ermesindæ, comitissæ Luceleburq et Rupis" is dated 1214 and names "fratrum meorum Henrici de Valckenborcq et Gerardi de Horne et…filiorum meorum Henrici et Walerani"[103].  "Gerardus de Wassenberg, ducis de Lymburg filius…et uxor nostra Beatrix eius filia" confirmed a donation of "bona…in Blereke" by "bone memorie vir nobilis Rutgerus de Merhem" to Camp abbey, by charter dated 1223, witnessed by "…Waltgerus de Merhem, Theodericus frater prefati Rutgeri…"[104].  The Continuatio of the Chronicon Lamberti Parvi records the death in 1225 of "Gerardus de Horne et frater eius Galerannus dux Ardennius"[105].  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis records that "Walramus…fratrem suum Gerardum" was buried "in Wassenberg"[106]m (before 1212) BEATRIX von Merheim, daughter of RUTGER von Merheim & his wife Aleidis von Bemelen (-after 1242).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1212 under which her husband "Gerardus…dominus de Wassenberge" confirmed a donation of property "in villa…Linna" made by "bone memorie Ruthgerus de Merheim", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Beatricis filie sue"[107].  "Gerardus de Wassenberg, ducis de Lymburg filius…et uxor nostra Beatrix eius filia" confirmed a donation of "bona…in Blereke" by "bone memorie vir nobilis Rutgerus de Merhem" to Camp abbey, by charter dated 1223[108].  "Beatrix…domina de Wassenberch" donated property to Camp abbey, naming "bone memorie domini Rutgeri de Merhem patris mei", by charter dated 1237[109].  Gerhard & his wife had four children: 

i)          GERHARD [IV] von Wassenberg (-[10 Mar/Sep] 1255).  "…Gerrardum de Wassenberg et eius fratrem Rutgerum…" are named as guarantors for Walram von Jülich in a charter dated Jan 1248 (O. S.) which records an agreement between Konrad Archbishop of Köln and Walram concerning the partition of the county of Hochstaden[110].  Herr von Wassenberg, Seigneur de Sprimont.  Walram IV Duke of Limburg noted, in a charter dated 13 Mar 1253, that "nobilis vir Gerardus dominus de Wassenberg" had granted "castrum de Sprimont" to "dominæ Elisabeth uxori suæ", with the consent of "Gerardi primo geniti sui"[111]m firstly BEATRIX van Randerath, daughter of GERHARD [II] Heer van Randerath en Liedberg & his wife --- (-before 2 Feb 1246).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly (contract 19 Mar 1247) as her second husband, ELISABETH de Brabant, widow of DIETRICH von Kleve gt von Dinslaken, daughter of HENRI I Duke of Brabant & his second wife Marie de France (-[22 Jan 1260/14 Aug 1266]).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ refers to the only daughter of "Henricus dux" & his second wife as "[uxor] filius comitis de Kleve Thomas nomine"[112].  Her second marriage is confirmed by an order of Pope Innocent III dated 23 Mar 1247 addressed to Henri II duke of Brabant pronouncing a sentence of divorce between "virum nobilem Gerardum de Wassenberge" and "dominam Elisabeth sororem ducis præfati, relictam Theodorici…comitis Clivensis" on the grounds that "Gerardi avum et preæfatæ Elisabeth aviam" were brother and sister[113].  Presumably a Papal dispensation was granted subsequently, as later documents confirm that Gerhard´s wife was the daughter of the duke of Brabant.  Walram IV Duke of Limburg noted, in a charter dated 13 Mar 1253, that "nobilis vir Gerardus dominus de Wassenberg" had granted "castrum de Spremont" to "dominæ Elisabeth uxori suæ, sorori…Henric…quondam ducis Brabantiæ", with the consent of "Gerardi primogeniti sui"[114].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunt quondam comitissa Clivensis" donated property "apud Linne" to Wassenberg church for the soul of "mariti sui domini Gerhardi bonæ memoriæ de Wassemberg" by charter dated Sep 1254[115].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunth, comitissa Cleven relicta nobilis viri domini de Wassenberg" donated revenue to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, for the souls of "prenominati domini nostri Gerardi, eiusdem nominis filii nostri", by charter dated 14 Oct 1257[116].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunth, quondam comitissa Clevensis" granted "Mismekar" to "Jutta filia nostra", stated to be a minor, naming "consanguineo nostro…Ottoni comiti Gelriæ", by charter dated 25 Nov 1258[117].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimondt, quondam comitissa Clevensis" confirmed the dowry agreed by "comes Clivensis et frater eius dominus Luf" under the marriage contract of "nobilum virum dom. Gerlacum de Isenburg" and "filiam nostrum Elisabeth", by charter dated 22 Jan 1260, which states that the property in question included revenue which "pater noster dom. dux Brabantiæ" had given to "dom. Theodorico quondam primogenito comitis Clivensis"[118].  Elisabeth must have died before 14 Aug 1266, the date of a charter under which "Walramus dux de Lymburch et Juetha uxor" donated revenue "in Galopia et in Dobath" to Borcette abbey, as these territories formed part of her dower[119].  Gerhard [IV] & his first wife had one child: 

(a)       GERHARD [V] von Wassenberg (-[13 Mar 1253/1255]).  Walram IV Duke of Limburg noted, in a charter dated 13 Mar 1253, that "nobilis vir Gerardus dominus de Wassenberg" had granted "castrum de Spremont" to "dominæ Elisabeth uxori suæ, sorori…Henric…quondam ducis Brabantiæ", with the consent of "Gerardi primogeniti sui"[120]

Gerhard & his second wife had two children:

(b)       JUTTA von Wassenberg (-after 25 Nov 1258).  "Elisabet domina de Sprimont" granted "Mirmekar" to "Jutta filia nostra", stated to be a minor, with the consent of "Ottoni comiti Gelriæ", by charter dated 25 Nov 1258[121]

(c)       GERHARD von Wassenberg ([1254/55]-before 14 Oct 1257).  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunth, comitissa Cleven relicta nobilis viri domini de Wassenberg" donated revenue to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, for the souls of "prenominati domini nostri Gerardi, eiusdem nominis filii nostri", by charter dated 14 Oct 1257[122].  This appears to be a different person from Gerhard [V], son of Gerhard [IV], who is named above.  If Gerhard [V] had been born from his father´s second marriage, it is likely that he would have been considered too young to have confirmed his father´s transaction dated 13 Mar 1253.  In addition, the 1253 charter refers to Gerhard [V] as "primogeniti sui", referring to his father, not "primogeniti nostri".  It is assumed, therefore, that Gerhard [V] died soon after the 1253 charter and that Gerhard [IV]´s second wife gave birth to a sonwh was given the same name shortly before the death of her husband.

ii)         HEINRICH von Wassenberg .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Provost of St Kunibert at Köln 1222/43. 

iii)        RUTGER von Wassenberg (-after Jan 1249).  "…Gerrardum de Wassenberg et eius fratrem Rutgerum…" are named as guarantors for Walram von Jülich in a charter dated Jan 1248 (O.S.) which records an agreement between Konrad Archbishop of Köln and Walram concerning the partition of the county of Hochstaden[123]

iv)       HILDEGUND von Wassenberg .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Thorn 1231/66. 

e)         SIMON van Limburg ([1177]-[1 Jul 1195], bur Rome, Lateran Church)Bishop of Liège 1193/95, deposed.  A continuator of Sigebert records in 1193 that "Symonem filium ducis Ardennensis" was installed as bishop of Liège after Emperor Heinrich VI attempted to impose "comitem de Ostada…Lotharium fratrem eius" as bishop[124].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1194 the election of "apud Leodium Symon ducis Henrici de Lemborgh filius frater Galeranni, consobrinus episcopi Alberti nuper defuncti", the counter-election supported by “Balduino comite...apud Namucem” of “archidyaconus Albertus de Cuic” who gained control of “castrum de Hoio” but did not enter Liège for two years, the journey made by both candidates to Rome where “Symon” was poisoned, died “Kal Aug...cum multi sue ecclesie canonici” and was buried “in ecclesia Lateranensi[125].  The Continuatio Aquicinctina of Sigebert's Chronica records in 1195 that Pope Celestine III annulled the election of “Symonis Leodicensis” and confirmed “Autberti”, but that rumours reached Liège that the latter had died in Rome, whereupon “canonicum Philippi de Falconis monte filium[126].  Cardinal.  "Sophia ducissa de Lenburch" founded an anniversary at Liège cathedral, for the soul of "filii mei Simonis", by undated charter[127]

f)          JUTTA van Limburg (-8 Feb ----).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1202 under which "Henricus filius Henrici filii Walerami ducis de Limburg" donated property to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Waleramo, Friderico, Gerardo, ac filiabus meis Jutta de Valkenburg et Mathilde", in the presence of "domino Goswino de Valkenburg genero nostro"[128]m (before 1202) GOSWIN [V] Heer van Valkenburg, son of GOSWIN [IV] Herr von Heinsberg, Heer van Valkenburg & his wife --- (-[1207]). 

g)         MATHILDE van Limburg (-after 1202).  "Henricus filius Henrici filii Walerami ducis de Limburg" donated property to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Waleramo, Friderico, Gerardo, ac filiabus meis Jutta de Valkenburg et Mathilde", in the presence of "domino Goswino de Valkenburg genero nostro", by charter dated 1202[129]

h)         [ISOLDA (-[1220/2 Mar 1224]).  "Theodericus…dominus Heynsbergensis" donated property to the Norbertinerstift founded by his ancestors, in which "mater nostra Aleydis" was buried and in which "soror nostra Agnes" had been a nun, with the consent of "domina Isalda uxore nostra", by charter dated 1217[130].  The parentage of Isolda is not known.  Ernst, following Butkens, suggests that she was the daughter of Hendrik III Duke of Limburg[131].  He bases this on two charters which show that the families of the dukes of Limburg and the Heren van Valkenburg shared an interest in the church at Hoengen which they each donated to Heinsberg abbey[132]: firstly, a donation by "Theodoricus…dominus Heynsburgensis" by charter dated Aug 1217[133], and secondly, a charter dated Jan 1222 under which "Walramus…dux Lemburgensis, Heinricus et Walramus ipsius filii, Gerardus frater eius de Wassemberg" donated "ad nos hereditario jure una cum domino de Heinsberg…in ecclesia Hungense"[134].  It is certainly possible that Dirk [I] received his share in the church from the Limburg family as dowry on his marriage.  However, it is also possible that both families held their interest by descent from a common, as yet unidentified, ancestor.  Ernst also uses the claim by the Valkenberg family to the duchy of Limburg in 1283, after the extinction of the senior branch of the Limburg family in the male line, to support his hypothesis[135].  However, such a claim could have been justified by descent from Bertha, daughter of Walram van Limburg Seigneur de Montjoie (son of Hendrik IV Duke of Limburg), who married Dirk [II] Heer van Valkenburg.  It should also be noted that Hendrik III Duke of Limburg names only two daughters in his charter dated 1202 (see above), although the chronology of his family suggests that all of his childen would have been old enough by that date to have merited mention in documents.  In addition, the name Isolda is not found elsewhere in the Limburg family, although it is true that it is not a name which is common in any of the local noble families.  "Domina Ada comitissa de Los et domina Y. de Heinsberghe…" witnessed a charter dated 1220 under which Dirk [I] Heer van Heinsberg in favour of Herkenrode abbey[136]m ([before Aug 1217]) as his first wife, DIRK [I] Heer van Valkenburg, son of ARNOLD [III] von Kleve & his wife Adelheid von Heinsberg (1192-4 Nov 1228).] 

Duke Hendrik III had one [probably] illegitimate child by [an unknown mistress]: 

i)           MACHARIUS (-after 23 May 1226).  "Macharius frater meus" witnessed a charter dated 1214 under which Walram, son of Duke Hendrik III, agreed duty exemptions for the monks of Stavelot[137].  Ernst indicates that Macharius´s absence from the charters of Duke Hendrik which name his four other sons suggests that he was probably illegitimate[138].  His unusual name also suggests that he may not have been born from the duke´s marriage.  It could also have been a nickname.  "Macharius avunculus noster…" witnessed the charter dated 23 May 1226 under which "Heinricus comes de Monte" renounced rights at Sinzig in favour of the royal church at Aachen[139]. 

 

 

WALERAN de Limbourg, son of HENDRIK III Duke of Limburg & his wife Sophie [von Saarbrücken] (-Cremona 2 Jul 1226, bur Rolduc [Rode] Abbey).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the abbey of Rolduc, at the request of "Dominus Henricus de Lymburg filius Domini Henrici et nepos ducis Walerami…quam uxor eius Domina Sophia et filii eius Henricus et Waleramnus" by charter dated 1178[140].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Walerannus de Ardenna dux" as son of "senior Henricus de Lemborc"[141].  "Henricus de Lemborc" founded the abbey of "Vallis Sancti Lamberti", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Henrici, Waleranni, Frederici et Gerardi", by charter dated 1196[142].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "duce de Lemborch…Henrico et filio eius Wallerano" when recording that they were present at the coronation of "Otto comes Pictavorum" as King of Germany in 1198[143].  "Henricus filius Henrici filii Walerami ducis de Limburg" donated property to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Waleramo, Friderico, Gerardo, ac filiabus meis Jutta de Valkenburg et Mathilde", in the presence of "domino Goswino de Valkenburg genero nostro", by charter dated 1202[144].  Seigneur de Montjoie [Monschau].  He undertook campaigns against Namur in 1214 and 1223 in an attempt to recover the county in the name of his second wife[145].  A charter dated 1218 records an agreement between "Waleranum comitem Luceburgensem" and the church of St Paul, Metz, with the consent of "uxoris suæ L. dominæ Luxemburgo et Walerani junioris filii comitis et Elisabethæ uxoris eiusdem, sororis domini M. tunc temporis comitis Barrensis"[146].  He succeeded his father in 1221 as WALERAN III Duke of Limburg.  He joined the crusade preached by Pope Honorius III in 1224, dying on the return journey in Cremona[147].  The Continuatio of the Chronicon Lamberti Parvi records the death in 1225 of "Gerardus de Horne et frater eius Galerannus dux Ardennius"[148].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1226 of "Walerannus de Ardenna dux" and his burial with his father "in ecclesia de Rode ordinis sancti Augustini"[149].  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis records that "dux Walramus" died five months after his brother Gérard[150]

m firstly CUNEGONDE de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY I Duke of Lorraine Herzog von Bitsch & his wife Wierchosława Ludmilla of Poland (-1213).  She and her husband made a donation to the abbey of Fraulautem in 1211 in memory of Ferry II Duke of Lorraine and his wife[151].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1237 under which her son "Heinricus…dux in Limburg et comes in Nienbr, et Ermengardis ducissa et comitissa ibidem" donated property to Vrundenberg abbey, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Walrami…et Adolfi", for the souls of "beate memorie…domini Engelberti Coloniensis archiepiscopi…et patrum et matrum nostrarum…Walrami et Cunegundis, Adolfi et Berthe"[152]

m secondly ([Feb/May] 1214) as her second husband, ERMENSENDE de Namur Ctss de Luxembourg, widow of THIBAUT I Comte de Bar, daughter of HENRI "l'Aveugle" Comte de Luxembourg et de Namur & his second wife Agnes van Gelre (Jul 1186-17 Feb 1247).  The Chronicon Hanoniens e records the birth in Jul 1186 of "Ermensendem" daughter of "comes Namurcensis Henricus" and his wife Agnes[153].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1193 records the marriage of "Theobaldus comes Barrensis" and "filiam Henrici comitis ceci…Ermensendem"[154]Her husband bought the counties of Luxembourg, Durbuy and Laroche, with the approval of Philipp King of Germany, and besieged Philippe Marquis de Namur in his castle at Namur, which forced the negotiation of the 1199 treaty of Dinant[155].  Under the treaty, signed 26 Jul 1199, Baudouin IX Count of Flanders and Hainaut inherited Namur, while Ermesinde retained Luxembourg, Durbuy, Laroche and that part of Namur which lay on the right bank of the river Meuse[156].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "seniori Walerano filio Henrici" as second husband of "Ermensende filia Henrici ceci comitis Namucensis"[157].  The contract of marriage between "Waleranus filius Henrici ducis de Lemborch et marchio Arlnensis" and "dominæ Ermesindæ, comitissæ Luceleburq et Rupis" is dated 1214 and names "fratrum meorum Henrici de Valckenborcq et Gerardi de Horne et…filiorum meorum Henrici et Walerani"[158].  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier, at the request of "Walerami ducis de Limburg et comitis de Lutzelimburg", granted "feodum suum…de Arluns et Luzelliburg" to "uxori sue et conmatri nostre Ermegardi, prolibusquoque suis Henrico, Gerardo filiis, Catharine etiam filie sue" by charter dated 23 Nov 1223[159]

Duke Waleran III & his first wife had four children:

1.         SOPHIE van Limburg (-[1226/27]).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1242 under which her son "Theodericus dominus de Isenberg" declared having surrendered "allodium castri…Limburg supra Lenan" to "domino et avunculo meo Henrico comite de Monte", and having been regranted it as a fief[160].  A charter dated 24 Aug 1244 also confirms her parentage, recording that "Theoderici filii sororis ducis de Lymborch" renewed his allegiance to "domini Henrici ducis de Lymborch et comitis de Monte" for the recently constructed "castro Lynborch"[161].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.   The Continuatio of the Chronicon Lamberti Parvi records the death in 1225 of "Galerannus dux Ardennæ et filia eius uxor Frederici proditoris ludificatione dæmonum cum parvulo filio"[162]m ([1210]) FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Altena und Isenberg, son of ARNOLD Graf von Altena und Hövel & his wife Mechtild van Styrum (-Köln 14 Nov 1226). 

2.         MATHILDE van Limburg (-after 1 Apr 1234).  An undated charter notes that "comes Wilhelmus de Gulge et uxor sua Mathildis, et Th. frater suus et uxor sua Methildis, et comes H. de Kesle et uxor sua Odelhildis, et Everhardus frater comitis de Gulge et Gerardus de Blanckenheim" relinquished "Turris", with the consent of "Hermanno fratri suo"[163].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1226 in which her son "Wilhelmus…comes Juliacensis" renounced rights in property, on the advice of "avunculi mei domini Heinrici ducis de Limburg"[164]m WILHELM [III] Graf von Jülich, son of EBERHARD [II] von Hengebach & his wife Jutta von Jülich (-killed in battle Damietta 1218). 

3.         HENDRIK van Limburg (-25 Feb 1247).  The contract of marriage between "Waleranus filius Henrici ducis de Lemborch et marchio Arlnensis" and "dominæ Ermesindæ, comitissæ Luceleburq et Rupis" is dated 1214 and names "fratrum meorum Henrici de Valckenborcq et Gerardi de Horne et…filiorum meorum Henrici et Walerani"[165].  He succeeded his father in 1226 as HENDRIK IV Duke of Limburg

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4.         WALERAN van Limburg (-[20 Apr/22 Jul] 1242).  The contract of marriage between "Waleranus filius Henrici ducis de Lemborch et marchio Arlnensis" and "dominæ Ermesindæ, comitissæ Luceleburq et Rupis" is dated 1214 and names "fratrum meorum Henrici de Valckenborcq et Gerardi de Horne et…filiorum meorum Henrici et Walerani"[166]The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis names "Walramus iunior et comes Heinricus" as the two sons of "dux Walramus"[167].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galerannus domnus de Poylevache, filius…ducis Galerani de Lemborch" when recording that he committed "multa mala horribilia" against Jean Bishop of Liège in 1238[168].  He and his maternal uncle Ferry II Duke of Lorraine witnessed a document of Bertram Bishop of Metz 5 Apr 1207[169].  Seigneur de Montjoie [Monschau].  He succeeded as Seigneur de Poilvache on his marriage, by right of his wife.  A charter dated 1218 records an agreement between "Waleranum comitem Luceburgensem" and the church of St Paul, Metz, with the consent of "uxoris suæ L. dominæ Luxemburgo et Walerani junioris filii comitis et Elisabethæ uxoris eiusdem, sororis domini M. tunc temporis comitis Barrensis"[170]m (1218 or before) ELISABETH de Bar Dame de Poilvache, daughter of THIBAUT I Comte de Bar & his third wife Ermesinde de Luxembourg (-[11 Apr/1 Aug] 1262).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ysabellam" as daughter of "comes Barri Theobaldus" & his third wife, naming her husband "iunior Walranus longus"[171].  A charter dated 1218 records an agreement between "Waleranum comitem Luceburgensem" and the church of St Paul, Metz, with the consent of "uxoris suæ L. dominæ Luxemburgo et Walerani junioris filii comitis et Elisabethæ uxoris eiusdem, sororis domini M. tunc temporis comitis Barrensis"[172].  "Elisabet nobilis vidua de Mongoye" donated property in "ville…Stotzheim" to Kloster Schweinheim, for the soul of "domini mei Walerami", by charter dated 1242[173].  "Egidius dominus Rupisfortis" declared having ceded "advocatiam de Asseche", which he had bought from "dominam de Poilevache", to "domino meo Roberto…Leodiensi episcopo" by charter dated 1243[174].  "Robertus…Leodiensis episcopus" granted "villam de Asseche" to "fideli nostre Elisabeth dominæ de Montjoye, relicti domini Walrami de Lemborch et liberis ipsorum Walerami et Elisabeth", in exchange for their property "in villa Dionantensi", by charter dated 1246[175].  "Walramus nobilis vir de Monzoie et mater sua nobilis mulier Elisabeth et uxor sua Jutta comitissa" donated revenue to Kloster Reichstein by charter dated 10 May 1252[176].  "Elizabeth et…Walleramus filius eius de Montjoye" agreed to divide their inheritance with "fratrem nostrum Henricum comitem Lutzemburgensem" by charter dated 10 Mar 1254, the former taking "Marvillam et Aranceyum" [Marville and Arrancey] and the latter "castrum de Miralde" [Poilvache], naming "Walleramus quondam maritus noster…Gerardus frater noster de Lucembourg"[177].  Waleran & his wife had three children: 

a)         WALERAN de Montjoie (-[5 Feb] 1266).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1246 under which "Robertus…Leodiensis episcopus" granted "villam de Asseche" to "fideli nostre Elisabeth dominæ de Montjoye, relicti domini Walrami de Lemborch et liberis ipsorum Walerami et Elisabeth", in exchange for their property "in villa Dionantensi"[178].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Walleranum de Poilewache" as son of "iunior Walranus longus" & his wife[179].  Seigneur de Montjoie.  "Waleranus de Monioihe" confirmed the renunciation by "matrone Domine Elyzabhet matris mee" over property in "Warsage" by charter dated 1250[180].  "Walramus nobilis vir de Monzoie et mater sua nobilis mulier Elisabeth et uxor sua Jutta comitissa" donated revenue to Kloster Reichstein by charter dated 10 May 1252[181].  He and his wife sold the Herrschaft Vechta and the Grafschaft Sögel to the bishop of Münster in 1252[182].  "Walleramus dominus de Mongoye et…Jutta uxor eius" accepted revenue from "ecclesie beate Marie in Aquis" by charter dated 1264[183]m ([1250/51]) as her second husband, JUTTA von Ravensberg, widow of HEINRICH Graf von Tecklenburg, daughter of OTTO [I] Graf von Ravensberg in Vlotho und Vechta & his wife Sophie von Oldenburg (-after 1302).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 5 Jan 1246 under which her father-in-law "Otto…comes, Mechtildis comitissa de Tekeneborg" donated property to Bersenbrugge convent, for the souls of "comitis Ottonis de Ravensberge amicissimi nostri, Sophia comitissa relicta ipsius et filia eius Jutta uxor Henrici filii nostri"[184].  Heiress of Vlotho and Vechta.  "Sophia…Jutta ipsius filia comitissa de Vechta" donated property to Beresenbrugge convent, on the burial of "comitis Ottonis", by charter dated 12 May 1248[185].  "Iutta…domina de Mundoya" confirmed donations to Bersenbrugge made by "pater noster Otto comes in Ravensberge et…mater nostra Sophia comitissa" by charter dated 1251[186].  "Walramus nobilis vir de Monzoie et mater sua nobilis mulier Elisabeth et uxor sua Jutta comitissa" donated revenue to Kloster Reichstein by charter dated 10 May 1252[187].  She and her second husband sold the Herrschaft Vechta and the Grafschaft Sögel to the bishop of Münster in 1252[188].  "Walleramus dominus de Mongoye et…Jutta uxor eius" accepted revenue from "ecclesie beate Marie in Aquis" by charter dated 1264[189]

b)         BERTHA de Montjoie (-29 Apr 1254).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage of "filiam Waleranni fratris ducis Henrici" and "nepos…archiepiscopi [Coloniensis] comes de Dolehen et de Hostade"[190].  The marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1269 under which her son "Wall dominus de Montyoie et de Valkenberg" satisfied the debts of "W. quondam dominus de Montyoye avunculus meus" by charter dated 1269, which names "domina Jutta relicta domini de Montyoye predicti"[191].  "E. domina de Montjoye Waleramus filius eius Berta filia eius relicta bone memorie Theoderici quondam comitis Hostadensis" reached agreement with Konrad Archbishop of Köln, with the mediation of "domno Henrico duce de Lymburch", regarding the marriage portion of Bertha  by charter dated 1246[192].  Heiress of Monschau/Montjoie.  m firstly ([1240]) DIETRICH [II] Graf von Hochstaden, son of LOTHAR [II] Graf von Hochstaden & his wife Margareta van Gelre (-before 11 Jan 1246).  m secondly (after 1246) as his first wife, DIRK [II] Heer van Valkenburg, son of DIRK [I] Heer van Valkenburg & his first wife Isolda van Limburg (-killed in battle Köln 14 Oct 1268). 

c)         ELISABETH de Montjoie .  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1246 under which "Robertus…Leodiensis episcopus" granted "villam de Asseche" to "fideli nostre Elisabeth dominæ de Montjoye, relicti domini Walrami de Lemborch et liberis ipsorum Walerami et Elisabeth", in exchange for their property "in villa Dionantensi"[193].  1265.  m ARNOLD [II] von Stein .  1263/74. 

Duke Waleran IV & his second wife had three children:

5.         CATHERINE van Limburg ([1215]-18 Apr 1255, bur Beaupré Abbey).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Katharina Lotharingie ducissa" as daughter of "seniori Walerano filio Henrici" and his wife Ermesinde[194].  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier, at the request of "Walerami ducis de Limburg et comitis de Lutzelimburg", granted "feodum suum…de Arluns et Luzelliburg" to "uxori sue et conmatri nostre Ermegardi, prolibusquoque suis Henrico, Gerardo filiis, Catharine etiam filie sue" by charter dated 23 Nov 1223[195].  The marriage contract between "Waleramus dux de Lemburg…filia mea Catharina" and "Matthaeo duci Lotharingiæ" is dated Sep 1225[196].  "Matthæus dux Lotharingiæ et marchio" ceded "Dale et Bellum-ramum" to "uxori meæ Katharinæ" in compensation for "Guemunde" which was her own inheritance, by charter dated Apr 1248[197].  She was regent of Lorraine for her son from 1251 until her death.  m (Betrothed Sep 1225, Aug 1229) MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine, son of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnès de Bar ([1195]-9 Feb 1251, bur Beaupré Abbey)

6.         HENDRIK van Limburg ([1216/17]-Mainz 24 Dec 1281, bur Clairefontaine).  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier, at the request of "Walerami ducis de Limburg et comitis de Lutzelimburg", granted "feodum suum…de Arluns et Luzelliburg" to "uxori sue et conmatri nostre Ermegardi, prolibusquoque suis Henrico, Gerardo filiis, Catharine etiam filie sue" by charter dated 23 Nov 1223[198].  "Henricus dominus de Luzzelinburg, marchio de Arle" acknowledged a loan from Konrad Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of "domine…comitisse de Luzzelinburch matris mee, Gerardi fratris mei", by charter dated 1 May 1246[199].  He succeeded his mother in 1247 as HENRI "le Blond" Comte de Luxembourg

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7.         GERARD van Limburg (1223 before 23 Nov-[12 Nov 1298/29 Dec 1303]).  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier, at the request of "Walerami ducis de Limburg et comitis de Lutzelimburg", granted "feodum suum…de Arluns et Luzelliburg" to "uxori sue et conmatri nostre Ermegardi, prolibusquoque suis Henrico, Gerardo filiis, Catharine etiam filie sue" by charter dated 23 Nov 1223[200].  "Henricus dominus de Luzzelinburg, marchio de Arle" acknowledged a loan from Konrad Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of "domine…comitisse de Luzzelinburch matris mee, Gerardi fratris mei", by charter dated 1 May 1246[201].  Seigneur de Durbuy.  Seigneur de Roussy et de Villance.  m (before 3 Dec 1259) MECHTILD von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH von Kleve "von Dinslaken" & his wife Elisabeth de Brabant (-1304).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 3 Dec 1259 under which her husband "Gerardus de Lucelenburch dominus de Durburch" agreed with "domino Theoderico seniori filio comitis Clevensis" concerning the inheritance of "dominus Theodericus bone memorie socer noster"[202].  Gerard & his wife had eight children: 

a)         IRMESINDE [Irmgard] de Durbuy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   1268/1308.  m (20 Jan 1272) GERHARD [V] von Blankenheim (-after 10 Aug 1309). 

b)         CATHERINE de Durbuy (-26 Sep 1328).  Floris V Count of Holland granted privileges to the men of Briele, at the request of "Aelberti domini de Vorne...et...domine Katerine de Durbi domine de Vorne...consanguinee nostre uxoris sue" by charter dated 16 Dec 1280[203].  "Katerina vrouwe van Vorne" granted rights over "Slidrecht bi der tolne van Niemansvrient" to "Gheraerd onse oudste zone ende erfname van der heerscap van Vorne" and "Heynric den here van der Lecke ridder" by charter dated 23 Feb 1289[204].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.   m firstly (before 16 Dec 1280) ALBERT Heer van Voorne Burchgraeve van Zeeland, son of HENDRIK Heer van Voorne, Burchgraeve van Zeeland & his wife --- (-Dec 1287).  m secondly ([1288]) as his second wife, WOLFARD [I] van Borselen Heer van Vere, son of HENDRIK van Borselen & his wife --- (-11 Aug 1289). 

c)         AGNES de Durbuy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

d)         MARIE de Durbuy (bur Val-Saint-Lambert).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

e)         MATHILDE de Durbuy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   1283.  Dame de Melin.  m BAUDOUIN de Hénin Seigneur de Fontaine-l'Evêque.  1285/95. 

f)          PENTECÔTE [Yvette] de Durbuy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   1289.  m (25 Dec 1298) as his third wife, GUILLAUME de Mortagne Seigneur de Rumes, son of ARNAUD de Mortagne Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne & his wife Yolande de Coucy.  1268/1302. 

g)         ISABELLE de Durbuy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   1304.  Dame de Roussy.  m (before Dec 1273) as his second wife, HENRI de Grandpré Seigneur de Livry et de Houffalize, son of HENRI [V] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Isabeau de Brienne (-before 1287). 

h)         MARGUERITE de Durbuy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   1285/91.  m (1289) JEAN [III] de Ghistelles (-1315, bur Bruges). 

 

 

HENDRIK van Limburg, son of WALERAN III Duke of Limburg & his first wife Cunégonde de Lorraine (-25 Feb 1247).  The contract of marriage between "Waleranus filius Henrici ducis de Lemborch et marchio Arlnensis" and "dominæ Ermesindæ, comitissæ Luceleburq et Rupis" is dated 1214 and names "fratrum meorum Henrici de Valckenborcq et Gerardi de Horne et…filiorum meorum Henrici et Walerani"[205].  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis names "Walramus iunior et comes Heinricus" as the two sons of "dux Walramus"[206].  He succeeded his father in 1226 as HENDRIK IV Duke of Limburg.  He succeeded as Graf von Berg on the death of the Archbishop of Köln[207].  "Heinricus…dux in Limburg et comes in Nienbr, et Ermengardis ducissa et comitissa ibidem" donated property to Vrundenberg abbey, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Walrami…et Adolfi", for the souls of "beate memorie…domini Engelberti Coloniensis archiepiscopi…et patrum et matrum nostrarum…Walrami et Cunegundis, Adolfi et Berthe" by charter dated 1237[208].  "H…dux de Lemburg comes de Monte, Irmingardis uxor eius et Adolfus primogenitus eorundem" reached agreement with the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 1242[209].  "Henricus dux de Lymburg comes de Monte, necnon Irmengardis uxor nostra ducissa de Lymburg comitissa de Monte, primogenitus noster Adolfus et exor sua, secundus filius Walramus et uxor sua" confirmed the rights of Remagen by charter dated Mar 1244[210]

m (before 1216) IRMGARD von Berg, daughter of ADOLF III Graf von Berg & his wife Berta von Sayn (-[11/13] Aug [1248/49]).  The Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis records that "ducis Walrami…filius Henricus" married "filiam Adolphi comitis"[211].  A charter dated 30 Mar 1217 records a confirmation of a transaction of "dominus Walramus comes de Luxelenborch", at the request of "Irmingardi cognate nostre [referring to "E…Coloniensis ecclesie archiepiscopus"], uxori filii sui Henrici"[212].  Heiress von Berg.  "Heinricus…dux in Limburg et comes in Nienbr, et Ermengardis ducissa et comitissa ibidem" donated property to Vrundenberg abbey, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Walrami…et Adolfi", for the souls of "beate memorie…domini Engelberti Coloniensis archiepiscopi…et patrum et matrum nostrarum…Walrami et Cunegundis, Adolfi et Berthe" by charter dated 1237[213].  "H…dux de Lemburg comes de Monte, Irmingardis uxor eius et Adolfus primogenitus eorundem" reached agreement with the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 1242[214].  "Henricus dux de Lymburg comes de Monte, necnon Irmengardis uxor nostra ducissa de Lymburg comitissa de Monte, primogenitus noster Adolfus et exor sua, secundus filius Walramus et uxor sua" confirmed the rights of Remagen by charter dated Mar 1244[215].  The Memorienbuch of Kaiserswerth St Guidbert records the death "III Id Aug" of "Irmegardis ducissa de Limburch et comitissa de Monte…"[216]

Duke Hendrik IV & his wife had two children: 

1.         ADOLF van Limburg (-22 Apr 1259).  "Heinricus…dux in Limburg et comes in Nienbr, et Ermengardis ducissa et comitissa ibidem" donated property to Vrundenberg abbey, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Walrami…et Adolfi", for the souls of "beate memorie…domini Engelberti Coloniensis archiepiscopi…et patrum et matrum nostrarum…Walrami et Cunegundis, Adolfi et Berthe" by charter dated 1237[217].  "H…dux de Lemburg comes de Monte, Irmingardis uxor eius et Adolfus primogenitus eorundem" reached agreement with the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 1242[218].  He succeeded his father in 1247 as ADOLF IV Graf von Berg

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2.         WALERAN van Limburg (-24 Oct 1279).  "Heinricus…dux in Limburg et comes in Nienbr, et Ermengardis ducissa et comitissa ibidem" donated property to Vrundenberg abbey, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Walrami…et Adolfi", for the souls of "beate memorie…domini Engelberti Coloniensis archiepiscopi…et patrum et matrum nostrarum…Walrami et Cunegundis, Adolfi et Berthe" by charter dated 1237[219].  "Henricus dux de Lymburg comes de Monte, necnon Irmengardis uxor nostra ducissa de Lymburg comitissa de Monte, primogenitus noster Adolfus et exor sua, secundus filius Walramus et uxor sua" confirmed the rights of Remagen by charter dated Mar 1244[220].  He succeeded his father in 1247 as WALRAM IV Duke of Limburgm firstly (before 24 Jul 1251, repudiated) JUTTA von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH IV "Nust" Graf von Kleve & his second wife Hedwig von Meissen.  "Walramus dux de Limburg…cum uxore nostra…Jutta" renounced claims to certain revenue in favour of Heinsberg monastery by charter dated 24 Jul 1251[221].  "Theodericus comes Clivensis" donated revenue to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, at the request of "sororis nostro ducisse Limburgensis", by charter dated 24 May 1265[222].  "Walleramus dux et Jutta ducissa de Lomberg" signed a charter dated 15 Jun 1266 relating to a donation to Kloster Reichstein[223].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 13 Oct 1283 under which "Reynaldus comes Gelrensis et dux Lymburgensis" agreed an alliance with "domino Theoderico comiti Clevensi" against the duke of Brabant which refers to "ducis Lymburgensis generi nostri…[et] domina Jutta eius uxore, sorore quondam comitis Clivensis"[224].  1240/1292.  m secondly ([10 Jan 1278]) as her second husband, KUNIGUNDE von Brandenburg, widow of BÉLA of Hungary Duke of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, daughter of OTTO III Markgraf von Brandenburg [Askanier] & his wife Beatrix of Bohemia (-after 8 Jun 1292).  The Canonicorum Pragensium Continuationes Cosmæ records the marriage "IV Kal Oct 1264" of "filiam Ottoni marchioni" and "filio regis nominee Belæ"[225].  The Historia Annorum 1264-1279 records the marriage in 1264 of "Bela frater Stephani regis Ungarie" and "filiam marchionis Brannburgensis", but does not name her[226].  The Altahenses Annales record the marriage "1262 in autumpno" of "filiam Ottonis marchionis de Brandenburch" and "Bele iuniore regi Ungarie"[227].  The Historia Annorum 1264-1279 records the marriage in 1264 of "Bela frater Stephani regis Ungarie" and "filiam marchionis Brannburgensis", but does not name her[228].  She is named in the Cronica Principum Saxonie which shows (in order) "Iohannem de Praga, Ottonem Magnum, Albertum, Ottonem, Conegundim, Mechtildim" as children of "Otto III" & his wife, specifying that Kunigund married "Bele filie Bele regis Ungarie, fratris beate Elisabet" in 1264, and also records her second marriage to "duci de Limburch"[229].  "Cunigundis olim ducissa Lymburgensis" ceded all her rights in the duchy of Limburg to "dominus Johannes, Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ dux, consanguineus noster" by charter dated 18 Apr 1288[230].  She married thirdly Arnoud "le Jeune" de Julémont et de Mulrepas.  Her third marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 8 Jun 1292 under which Jean Duke of Brabant received money on behalf of "noble dame la duchesse de Limbourg, seconde femme de feu le duc de Limbourg" and "son seingeur Arnoul le jovene de Julermont et de Mulrepas"[231].  Duke Walram IV & his first wife had [two] children:

a)         ERMENGARD van Limburg (-[Jun 1283], bur Grafenthal).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Ermgardis…filia…Henrici ducis Lymburgensis" as wife of "Reynaldus comes Ghelrie"[232].  Heiress of Limburg.  After her father's death, her succession to Limburg was disputed by her first cousin Adolf V Graf von Berg, who sold his rights to Jean Duke of Brabant[233].  "Reynaldus…comes Gelrensis dux Limburgensis et Irmengardis…comitissa et ducissa" granted privileges to Duisburg by charter dated 22 Mar 1279 (O.S.)[234].  "Rudolphus…Romanorum rex" invested "ducissæ Limburgensis, uxoris…Reinoldi comitis Gelriæ,…patris sui…heres unica" with "ducatum Limburgensem" by charted dated 19 May 1282[235].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Rennolt…grave van Gelre" married "hertig Walerams Limborrich´s dochter" who was childless, died 9 Jun 1290 and was buried "toe Groennendaell"[236]m ([1276]) as his first wife, REINALD I Graaf van Gelre en Zutphen, son of OTTO II Graaf van Gelre & his second wife Philippa de Dammartin ([1255]-Montfort 9 Oct 1326, bur Grafenthal).  He succeeded as Duke of Limburg in 1279, by right of his wife but sold his claim to Henri VI Comte de Luxembourg for 40,000 marks[237]

b)         [SOPHIE van Limburg (-1322).  According to one table in Europäische Stammtafeln[238], she was the niece of Hendrik van Gelre Bishop of Liège, parents unknown.  Abbess of Moustier-sur-Sambre 1288.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    SEIGNEURS d´ASPREMONT

 

 

1.         GOBERT [I] d´Aspremont (-after 1060).  "Richuini comitis Segintensis, Haimonis comitis…Everardi de Sorceio…Gosberti de Asperomonte…Wiselonis fratris Theoderici Virdunensis episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1052 under which Udon Bishop of Toul regulated the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville[239].  "Gobertus" founded the priory of Notre-Dame at Aspremont by charter dated 1060[240]

 

2.         GOBERT [II] d´Aspremontm ---.  Gobert [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HADWIGE d’Aspremont .  A charter dated 1103, confirming the foundation of Aspremont Notre-Dame, records that "tempore Henrici imperatoris IV Gobertus quidam nobilis dominus Asperi-montis, pater dominæ Hadevidis" married his daughter to "Theodorico filio Alberti Briacensis"[241]m THIERRY de Briey, son of ALBERT de Briey & his wife --- (-[1128]).  Seigneur d'Apremont et de Rouvres. 

 

 

1.         ALBERT de Brieym ---.  Albert & his wife had one child: 

a)         THIERRY de Briey (-[1128]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1103, confirming the foundation of Aspremont Notre-Dame, which records that "tempore Henrici imperatoris IV Gobertus quidam nobilis dominus Asperi-montis, pater dominæ Hadevidis" married his daughter to "Theodorico filio Alberti Briacensis"[242]Seigneur d'Apremont et de Rouvres.  m HADWIGE d'Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [II] d´Aspremont & his wife Helvide ---.  A charter dated 1103, confirming the foundation of Aspremont Notre-Dame, records that "tempore Henrici imperatoris IV Gobertus quidam nobilis dominus Asperi-montis, pater dominæ Hadevidis" married his daughter to "Theodorico filio Alberti Briacensis"[243].  Thierry & his wife had one child: 

i)          GOBERT [III] d´Aspremont (-before 1141).  A charter dated 1103, confirming the foundation of Aspremont Notre-Dame, names "Gobertum" as only son of "Theodorico filio Alberti Briacensis" and his wife "Hadevidis"[244]Seigneur d´Aspremontm HADVIGE de Joinville, daughter of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Hodierne de Courtenay (-after 1141).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hadewidem de Asperomonte" as the daughter of "Iovevillam Gaufridus secundus, tertius…eiusdem loci domnus"[245].  She was co-founder of the abbey of Rengéval in 1141[246]"Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[247].  Gobert [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       GOBERT [IV] d´Aspremont (-before 1163).  "Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[248].  Adalbero Bishop of Verdun founded the abbey of Châtillon, with the consent of “Haybertus advocatus...consentiente uxore sua Elysabeth et filiis suis Alberto et Raynardo...Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum uxore sua Ayleide et filiastro suo Valtero id est Petri filio de Mirowalt”, by charter dated 1153[249]m as her second husband, ADELAIDE de Dun, widow of PIERRE de Mirowalt, daughter of ---.  Adalbero Bishop of Verdun founded the abbey of Châtillon, with the consent of “Haybertus advocatus...consentiente uxore sua Elysabeth et filiis suis Alberto et Raynardo...Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum uxore sua Ayleide et filiastro suo Valtero id est Petri filio de Mirowalt”, by charter dated 1153[250].  Gobert [IV] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       GOBERT [V] d´Aspremont (-on Crusade 26 Nov 1190)"Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[251]

-         see below

(b)       THIERRY de Romont (-after 1152).  "Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[252]

 

 

GOBERT [V] d´Aspremont, son of GOBERT [IV] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Adelaide de Dun (-on Crusade 26 Nov 1190)"Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[253]

m IDA de Chiny, daughter of ALBERT Comte de Chiny & his wife Agnes de Bar.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[254], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis". 

Gobert [V] & his wife had children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [I] d´Aspremont (-20 Jun 1222, bur Verdun Cathedral).  “Ludovicus...comes de Chinei” donated “patronatum...ecclesiæ de Giversei, de Trembloit et de Chamoulhei” to Orval by charter dated 1200, under his seal and that of “domini Gaufridi de Asperomonte cognati mei[255]m ELISABETH de Dampierre, daughter of GUILLAUME [I] Seigneur de Dampierre-sur-Aube & his wife [Ermengarde de Moncy].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra"[256].  “G. dominus Asperimontis” confirmed that “domina Elizabeth Asperimontis” had renounced claims over “forestariorum de Brandevile” in favour of Orval, with the consent of “domini Milonis fratris sui”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[257].  Geoffroy & his wife had four children: 

a)         GOBERT [VI] d´Aspremont (-before May 1239).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra"[258]

-        see below

b)         JEAN d´Aspremont (-10 Dec 1238, bur Metz)Bishop of Verdun 1217.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records that “Iohannes de Aspero-monte” succeeded Robert as bishop of Verdun[259].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1217 of “Robertus episcopus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Iohannes de Aspero-monte, qui fundavit monasterium sancti Nicolai in Prato[260]Bishop of Metz 1224.  The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium (Continuatio) records the succession of “frater domini Asperi-montis dominus Iohannes”, his acquisition of “comes de Dauborc...feodum” from the count´s daughter and heiress, and “castra nobilia Saraborc...Albam, Truquestein et Herrestein...advocatiam de Marsal[261].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the abdication in 1224 of “Iohannes Virdunensis episcopus”, his transfer “ad episcopatum Mettensem”, and the succession of “Radulfus de Torta cantor de Lyon[262].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Jun" of "Guido de Asperomonte", adding that he confirmed the donation of "Roure" made by "patre suo Jofrido" with the consent of "fratrum suorum J. episcopi nostri et Goberti domini de Duno"[263].  The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium (Continuatio) records the burial of “Iohannes” “in choro maioris ecclesie Metensis[264]

c)         GUY d´Aspremont (-16 May ----).  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Jun" of "Guido de Asperomonte", adding that he confirmed the donation of "Roure" made by "patre suo Jofrido" with the consent of "fratrum suorum J. episcopi nostri et Goberti domini de Duno"[265]

d)         ERMENGARDE d´Aspremont (-after 1271).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m ROBERT [I] Herr von Esch, son of HEINRICH [III] Herr von Esch & his wife --- (-[13 Oct 1262/Jan 1266]). 

 

 

GOBERT [VI] d´Aspremont, son of GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Elisabeth de Dampierre (-before May 1239).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra"[266].  Seigneur de Dun: “Gobertus dominus de Duno” attested that “Hues de Villennes...” had confirmed a donation to Orval by charter dated 1226[267].  “G. dominus Asperimontis” confirmed that “domina Elizabeth Asperimontis” had renounced claims over “forestariorum de Brandevile” in favour of Orval, with the consent of “domini Milonis fratris sui”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[268].  “Gobertus dominus Asperimontis et Duni et Juliana uxor eius” donated their part “in decima de Lyons et de Mervaulx” to the hospital at Dun by charter dated Aug 1234[269].  “G. dominus Asperimontis et Duni” donated “usuarium grangiæ...de Soullepuis” to Orval, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ”, by charter dated Jan 1234 (O.S.)[270].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Jun" of "Guido de Asperomonte", adding that he confirmed the donation of "Roure" made by "patre suo Jofrido" with the consent of "fratrum suorum J. episcopi nostri et Goberti domini de Duno"[271].  His date of death is set by the charter of his widow dated May 1239, quoted below. 

m (before 1221) JULIANE de Rozoy, daughter of ROGER Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Alix d´Avesnes (-after 1251).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "Aelidis secunda filia" married "domino Rogero de Rosoy" by whom she had one son and four daughters and naming their descendants[272].  “Gobertus dominus Asperimontis et Duni et Juliana uxor eius” donated their part “in decima de Lyons et de Mervaulx” to the hospital at Dun by charter dated Aug 1234[273].  “Juliana domina de Duno quondam uxor Goberti domini Asperimontis” acknowledged that “Johannes li Bois de Duno fidelis meis” had renounced claims in favour of Orval, by charter dated May 1239[274].  Dame de Chaumont 1251. 

Gobert [VI] & his wife had five children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [II] d´Aspremont (-Mansurah Jan 1250).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "primogenitus Joffridus” of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte" married “comitissam Salebruges” but died childless[275].  "Jofridus comes Sarepontis et dominus Asperimontis" swore homage to "domini mei Metensis episcopi" by charter dated 11 Feb 1243 (O. S.)[276].  The testament of “Joffrois cunes de Salebruges, sires d’Apremont”, dated Jan 1249 (O.S.) “en Egypte près de la Messoire”, appointed as his heir “mon signour Gobert mon frère...sauf le douaire Lorette ma femme contesse de Salebruges”, and names “Jehan mon frère prevost de Montfaucon”, witnessed by “li evesques de Soissons, messires Jehans de Joinville senechaus de Champaigne, li sires de la Fesche[277]m (before 4 Apr 1235) as her first husband, LORETTA von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON III Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Lorette de Lorraine (-after 13 Nov 1270).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "primogenitus Joffridus” of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte" married “comitissam Salebruges” but died childless[278].  The bishop of Metz invested "Loretæ filiæ…Simonis Sarepontis primogenitæ Sarbruche" with "comitatum Saræpontis et totum feodum quod de me tenet" by charter dated 31 May 1227[279].  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d´Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[280].  She married secondly (1252) Dietrich Luf von Kleve Herr von Dinslaken und Wesel.  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         daughter ([1250]-).  She is not named in her father’s testament which could indicate that she was born posthumously.  m EMICH [IV] Graf zu Leiningen in Landeck, son of --- (-[1274/78]). 

2.         daughter .  "Symon comes de Dauborc" recorded his peace agreement with "domino Johanne Metensi episcopo", including his marriage with "filiam fratris sui G. domini de Asperomonte", with the consent of "patris mei F. comitis de Lynengen", by charter dated 29 Aug 1227[281]Betrothed (29 Aug 1227) to SIMON von Leiningen Graf von Dachsburg, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Leiningen & his [first] wife Agnes von Eberstein (-[1234/36]). 

3.         ALIX d´Aspremont m (1248) as his second wife, WAUTHIER Sire de Ligne, son of WAUTHIER [II] Sire de Ligne & his first wife Marguerite de Fontaines-l´Evêque (-[1295], bur Cambron). 

4.         GOBERT [VII] d´Aspremont (-[24 Aug 1278/Apr 1280], bur Verdun Franciscan convent).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “frater eius Gobbertus” succeeded "primogenitus Joffridus” (of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte")[282].  The testament of “Joffrois cunes de Salebruges, sires d’Apremont”, dated Jan 1249 (O.S.) “en Egypte près de la Messoire”, appointed as his heir “mon signour Gobert mon frère...sauf le douaire Lorette ma femme contesse de Salebruges”, and names “Jehan mon frère prevost de Montfaucon”, witnessed by “li evesques de Soissons, messires Jehans de Joinville senechaus de Champaigne, li sires de la Fesche[283]m (1254) AGNES de Coucy, daughter of THOMAS de Coucy Seigneur de Vervins & his wife Mathilde de Rethel.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “frater eius Gobbertus” succeeded "primogenitus Joffridus” (of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte") married “Agnete filia domini Thomæ de Couchi” and had “duos...filios...primogeniti Joffridus et alterius Thomas” (who married “duas sorores, filias domini de Kieverain”) and “duas filias[284]

-        SEIGNEURS d´ASPREMONT[285]

5.         JEAN d’Aspremont .  The testament of “Joffrois cunes de Salebruges, sires d’Apremont”, dated Jan 1249 (O.S.) “en Egypte près de la Messoire”, appointed as his heir “mon signour Gobert mon frère...sauf le douaire Lorette ma femme contesse de Salebruges”, and names “Jehan mon frère prevost de Montfaucon”, witnessed by “li evesques de Soissons, messires Jehans de Joinville senechaus de Champaigne, li sires de la Fesche[286]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    HERREN von MERHEIM

 

 

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

 

 

KONRAD von Merheim, son of --- (-after 1088)

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

Konrad & his wife had one child: 

1.         HERMANN von Merheim .  1099/1105.  m ---.  The name of Hermann's wife is not known.  Hermann & his wife had one child:

a)         KONRAD von Merheim (-by 1147).  m LUKARDIS, daughter of ---.   Konrad & his wife had three children: 

i)          KONRAD von Merheim .  1147

ii)         RUTGER von Merheim .  1147

iii)        DIETRICH von Merheim .  1147. 

 

 

The following two brothers were presumably sons of one of the brothers Konrad, Rutger and Dietrich, named in 1147: 

1.         RUTGER von Merheim (-by 1212).  m ALEIDIS von Bemelen, daughter of ---.  Rutger & his wife had six children: 

a)         HERMANN von Merheim .  "…Herimannus de Mereheim…" witnessed the charter dated 1212 under which "Gerardus…dominus de Wassenberge" confirmed a donation of property "in villa…Linna" made by "bone memorie Ruthgerus de Merheim", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Beatricis filie sue"[287].   

b)         WALTGER von Merheim .  1213.  "Gerardus de Wassenberg, ducis de Lymburg filius…et uxor nostra Beatrix eius filia" confirmed a donation of "bona…in Blereke" by "bone memorie vir nobilis Rutgerus de Merhem" to Camp abbey, by charter dated 1223, witnessed by "…Waltgerus de Merhem, Theodericus frater prefati Rutgeri…"[288]

c)         DIETRICH von Merheim .  1213

d)         BEATRIX von Merheim (-after 1242).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1212 under which her husband "Gerardus…dominus de Wassenberge" confirmed a donation of property "in villa…Linna" made by "bone memorie Ruthgerus de Merheim", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Beatricis filie sue"[289].  "Gerardus de Wassenberg, ducis de Lymburg filius…et uxor nostra Beatrix eius filia" confirmed a donation of "bona…in Blereke" by "bone memorie vir nobilis Rutgerus de Merhem" to Camp abbey, by charter dated 1223[290].  "Beatrix…domina de Wassenberch" donated property to Camp abbey, naming "bone memorie domini Rutgeri de Merhem patris mei", by charter dated 1237[291]m (before 1212) GERHARD [II] von Wassenberg, son of HENDRIK III Duke of Limburg & his wife Sophie [von Saarbrücken] (-5 or 7 Dec 1225, bur Wassenberg).  

e)         HEILWIG von Merheim m ALBERT van Cuyck (-1233)

f)          daughter .  1189

2.         DIETRICH von Merheim (-after 1223).  Canon at Köln 1182/1189.  "Gerardus de Wassenberg, ducis de Lymburg filius…et uxor nostra Beatrix eius filia" confirmed a donation of "bona…in Blereke" by "bone memorie vir nobilis Rutgerus de Merhem" to Camp abbey, by charter dated 1223, witnessed by "…Waltgerus de Merhem, Theodericus frater prefati Rutgeri…"[292]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    HERREN von REIFFERSCHEIDT

 

 

The Herrschaft Reifferscheidt was situated south of the county of Jülich, north west of the county of Blankenheim, its territory being divided into four major areas divided by the Herrschaft Wildenburg, which was owned by a younger branch of the same family. 

 

 

1.         HERMANN von Reifferscheidt (-after 1176).  "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed the donation of revenue from Lomersheim made to the church of Rolduc [Rode] by "Kuniza filia Hermanni de Riverscheit cum eodem patre suo…cum marito suo Herimanno" by charter dated 1173, confirmed 1176 by Philipp Archbishop of Köln[293]m ---.  Hermann & his wife had children: 

a)         KUNIZA von Reifferscheidt (-after 1176).  "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed the donation of revenue from Lomersheim made to the church of Rolduc [Rode] by "Kuniza filia Hermanni de Riverscheit cum eodem patre suo…cum marito suo Herimanno" by charter dated 1173, confirmed 1176 by Philipp Archbishop of Köln[294]m HERMANN, son of ---. 

 

2.         JOHANN von Reifferscheidt (-before 1258).  m JUTTA von Kempenich, daughter of DIETRICH Herr von Kempenich & his wife Adela --- (-after 1258).  "Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et…Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich" to "fratri nostro…Gerhardo…domino de Kempenich" by charter dated 1258[295].  Johann & his wife had four children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH von Reifferscheidt .  "Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et…Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich" to "fratri nostro…Gerhardo…domino de Kempenich" by charter dated 1258[296]

b)         HEINRICH von Reifferscheidt .  "Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et…Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich" to "fratri nostro…Gerhardo…domino de Kempenich" by charter dated 1258[297]

c)         JOHANN von Reifferscheidt .  "Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et…Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich" to "fratri nostro…Gerhardo…domino de Kempenich" by charter dated 1258[298]

d)         JOHANN von Reifferscheidt .  "Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et…Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich" to "fratri nostro…Gerhardo…domino de Kempenich" by charter dated 1258[299]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    HEREN van VALKENBURG (FAUQUEMONT)

 

 

A.      HEREN von VALKENBURG (HERREN von HEINSBERG)

 

 

The lordship of Valkenburg (Fauquemont in French) was located in the southern part of the duchy of Limburg about two kilometres east of Maastricht on the right bank of the river Meuse and bordered by the county of Jülich to the east.  It was elevated into a county by Emperor Karl IV in 1357[300].  The early Heren van Valkenburg were also Herren von Heinsberg (see the document LOWER RHINE NOBILITY for full details of the family).  The later Heren van Valkenburg, who were descended from the Grafen von Kleve, are shown in Part B. 

 

 

1.         GERHARD, son of GOSWIN [I] [von Wassenberg] & his wife --- (-1 Apr 1128)Herr von Heinsberg 1118.  Heer van Valkenburg 1119. 

a)         GOSWIN [III] (-8 Apr 1167/68)Heer van Valkenburg 1128/66.  Herr von Heinsberg 1130.  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Gerhardum et Gozwinum comites" as sons of "Gozwinus de Valkenberh" & his wife[301].  

i)          GOSWIN [IV] von Heinsberg (-after 11 Apr 1179).  In upper Italy 1158/68.  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation made by "domnus Gozwinus secundus Henesbergensis et uxor eius Aleidis" to the church at their castle, with the consent of "filiis eius Philippo…archiepiscopo, Gozwino, Godefrido", by charter dated 13 Mar 1165 (but redated to [1167/68])[302].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of a church "in castro suo Henesbergis" by "Oda matrona venerabilis memorie consensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Goswini", and the donation by "predictus…Gozwinus post obitum matris" with the advice of "uxore sua Aleide…matrona consensu filiorum suorum Gozwini, Herimanni, Godefridi, Philippi", by charter dated 1170[303]Heer van Valkenburg before 1175.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] and "fratrem meum Gozwinum…et…filium eius Gozwinus" by charter dated 1175[304]m ---.  The name of Goswin´s wife is not known.  Goswin [IV] & his wife had [two] children: 

(a)       GOSWIN [V] (-[1207]).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] and "fratrem meum Gozwinum…et…filium eius Gozwinus" by charter dated 1175[305]Heer van Valkenburg [1185].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of "villam Holtheim" made by "domna Sophya de Heymisberg et neptis nostra filia eius…nepoti nostro Gozwino de Falkenburg" by charter dated to [1183/91][306].  A charter dated 1 Apr 1201 names "dominus Gozwinus secundus et uxor eius Aleydis" as founders of "cenobium S. Marie prope castrum Heinsberg" and records a donation by "dominus Gozwinus de Valkenberg nepos iam dicti G. et domina Aleydis neptis eius"[307].  He founded Prämonstratenderkloster at Heinsberg in 1202.  m (before 1202) JUTTA van Limburg, daughter of HENDRIK III Duke of Limburg & his wife Sophie [von Saarbrücken] (-8 Feb ----).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1202 under which "Henricus filius Henrici filii Walerami ducis de Limburg" donated property to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Henrico, Waleramo, Friderico, Gerardo, ac filiabus meis Jutta de Valkenburg et Mathilde", in the presence of "domino Goswino de Valkenburg genero nostro"[308]

(b)       [309][GERTRUD .  Abbess at Münsterbilsen 1214.] 

b)         other children: HERREN von HEINSBERG

 

 

 

B.      HEREN von VALKENBURG (KLEVE)

 

 

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

 

 

ARNOLD [III] von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [II] Graf von Kleve & his wife Adelheid von Sulzbach (-before 1200).  "Theodericus…comes de Cliuo" donated the island between Wissel and Rees on the river Rhine to Kloster Camp, with the consent of "matre nostra comitissa Aleide et fratre nostro Arnoldo", by charter dated 1188[310].  "Theodericus comes Cliuensis et frater suus comes Arnoldus" donated serfs to Kloster Rees by charter dated 1191[311]

m (before 1191) ADELHEID von Heinsberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED Herr von Heinsberg & his wife Sophie [von Nördenich] (-12 Feb before 1217, bur Heinsberg abbey).  A charter dated 1 Apr 1201 names "dominus Gozwinus secundus et uxor eius Aleydis" as founders of "cenobium S. Marie prope castrum Heinsberg" and records a donation by "dominus Gozwinus de Valkenberg nepos iam dicti G. et domina Aleydis neptis eius"[312].  Frau van Heinsberg.  "Aleydis domina de Heinsberg" donated property "Brunsrode et Huntheym" to the church of St Marie, Heinsberg, by charter dated 1202 which names "pie memorie mater mea domina Sophia"[313].  "Theodericus…dominus Heynsbergensis" donated property to the Norbertinerstift founded by his ancestors, in which "mater nostra Aleydis" was buried and in which "soror nostra Agnes" had been a nun, with the consent of "domina Isalda uxore nostra", by charter dated 1217[314]

Arnold [III] & his wife had three children: 

1.         DIRK [I] (-8 Nov 1228).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Heer van Valkenburg, Herr von Heinsberg.  "Theodericus…dominus Heynsbergensis" donated property to the Norbertinerstift founded by his ancestors, in which "mater nostra Aleydis" was buried and in which "soror nostra Agnes" had been a nun, with the consent of "domina Isalda uxore nostra", by charter dated 1217[315].  "Theodericus…dominus Hensbergensis" donated property to the church of Heinsberg, in which "mater mea et uxor…cum filio meo" were buried and where "soror mea et filia" were nuns, by charter dated 2 Mar 1223 (O.S.)[316]m firstly (before 1217) ISOLDA, daughter of --- (-[1220/2 Mar 1224], bur Heinsberg abbey).  "Theodericus…dominus Heynsbergensis" donated property to the Norbertinerstift founded by his ancestors, in which "mater nostra Aleydis" was buried and in which "soror nostra Agnes" had been a nun, with the consent of "domina Isalda uxore nostra", by charter dated 1217[317].  The parentage of Isolda is not known.  Ernst, following Butkens, suggests that she was Isolda van Limburg, daughter of Hendrik III Duke of Limburg[318].  He bases this on two charters which show that the families of the dukes of Limburg and the Heren van Valkenburg shared an interest in the church at Hoengen which they each donated to Heinsberg abbey[319]: firstly, a donation by "Theodoricus…dominus Heynsburgensis" by charter dated Aug 1217[320], and secondly, a charter dated Jan 1222 under which "Walramus…dux Lemburgensis, Heinricus et Walramus ipsius filii, Gerardus frater eius de Wassemberg" donated "ad nos hereditario jure una cum domino de Heinsberg…in ecclesia Hungense"[321].  It is certainly possible that Dirk [I] received his share in the church from the Limburg family as dowry on his marriage.  However, it is also possible that both families held their interest by descent from a common, as yet unidentified, ancestor.  Ernst also uses the claim by the Valkenberg family to the duchy of Limburg in 1283, after the extinction of the senior branch of the Limburg family in the male line, to support his hypothesis[322].  However, such a claim could have been justified by descent from Bertha, daughter of Walram van Limburg Seigneur de Montjoie (son of Hendrik IV Duke of Limburg), who married Dirk [II] Heer van Valkenburg.  It should also be noted that Hendrik III Duke of Limburg names only two daughters in his charter dated 1202 (see above), although the chronology of his family suggests that all of his childen would have been old enough by that date to have merited mention in documents.  In addition, the name Isolda is not found elsewhere in the Limburg family, although it is true that it is not a name which is common in any of the local noble families.  "Domina Ada comitissa de Los et domina Y. de Heinsberghe…" witnessed a charter dated 1220 under which Dirk [I] Heer van Heinsberg in favour of Herkenrode abbey[323].  The date of her death is set by a charter dated 2 Mar 1223 (O.S.) under which her husband "Theodericus…dominus Hensbergensis" donated property to the church of Heinsberg, in which "mater mea et uxor…cum filio meo" were buried[324]m secondly as her second husband, BEATRIX, widow of PHILIPP von Bolanden, daughter of GERHARD [I] Wildgraf & his wife Agnes von Wittelsbach (-1240 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Dirk [I] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         HENDRIK (-1267 or after).  Canon at Köln.  

b)         AGNES (-1267).  Heiress of Heinsberg.  Heinrich Bishop of Utrecht granted the Vogtei of Bodelenburg to "Henrici Domini de Heinsberg…Agneti uxori sue et Theoderico eorum filio" by charter dated 17 Oct 1254 witnessed by "Conrado Domino de Mulenarke, Godefrido Comite Seinensi"[325]m ([1230]) HEINRICH Graf von Sponheim, son of GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Adelheid von Sayn (-[1258]). 

c)         son (-before 2 Mar 1224, bur Heinsberg abbey).  His existence is confirmed by charter dated 2 Mar 1223 (O.S.) under which her husband "Theodericus…dominus Hensbergensis" donated property to the church of Heinsberg, in which "mater mea et uxor…cum filio meo" were buried[326]

d)         daughter .  Her existence is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Mar 1223 (O.S.) under which "Theodericus…dominus Hensbergensis" donated property to the church of Heinsberg, in which "mater mea et uxor…cum filio meo" were buried and where "soror mea et filia" were nuns[327]

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

e)         DIRK [II] (-killed in battle Köln 14 Oct 1268)Heer van Valkenburg.  "Th. dominus de Valkenburg" confirmed a donation by charter dated 24 Jun 1268, which names "Walramo primogenito nostro iam adulto"[328].  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 16 Apr 1271 which names "bone memorie Th. domini de Valkenburg fratris nostri…Walramus filius fratris nostri predicti…nostro…consanguineo Th. domino de Heinesberg"[329]Betrothed (before 1236) to MARGARETA van Gelre, daughter of GERHARD III Graaf van Gelre & his wife Marguerite de Brabant (-before 1251).  A charter dated 12 Mar 1236 (O.S.) records that "Margaretam neptem…ducis Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ…sororem…Otthonis comitis Gelrie" had been betrothed to "Theodorico de Valckenborch", but was now to be married to "Willelmus comes Iuliacensis"[330]m firstly (after 1246) as her second husband, BERTHA van Limburg, widow of DIETRICH Graf von Hochstaden, daughter of WALRAM van Limburg Seigneur de Montjoie & his wife Elisabeth de Bar (-1254).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage of "filiam Waleranni fratris ducis Henrici" and "nepos…archiepiscopi [Coloniensis] comes de Dolehen et de Hostade"[331].  The marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1269 under which her son "Wall dominus de Montyoie et de Valkenberg" satisfied the debts of "W. quondam dominus de Montyoye avunculus meus" by charter dated 1269, which names "domina Jutta relicta domini de Montyoye predicti"[332].  Heiress of Monschau/Montjoie.  m secondly (after 1254) as her first husband, ALEIDIS de Looz, daughter of ARNAUD [IV] Comte de Looz & his wife Jeanne de Chiny.  She married secondly (after 1268) as his first wife, Albert van Voorne Burchgraeve van Seeland.  Dirk [II] & his first wife had [six] children: 

i)          ELISABETH m as his second wife, ENGELBERT [I] Graf von der Mark, son of ADOLF Graf von Altena & his second wife Irmgard van Gelre (-Bredevoort 1277, bur Cappenberg). 

ii)         BEATRIX (-17 Oct 1277, bur Oxford, church of the Franciscan Friars Minor).  The Annales Halesiensibus record the marriage in 1267 of "rex Riccardus Alemannie" and "Beatricem cuius avunculus fuit archiepiscopus Colonie"[333].  The same relationship is hinted by the charter dated 13 Sep 1271 in which "Richardus…romanorum rex" refers to "E. Coloniensi archiepiscopi" as "affinis nostri"[334].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not yet been identified, although the reference to "Falkestan" (presumably in error for Valkenburg/Falkenburg) in the record of her death quoted below suggests that she must have been the daughter of Dietrich [II] von Valkenburg if Engelbert Archbishop of Köln was her uncle.   If this is correct, the date of her marriage suggests that she was the daughter of Dietrich [II]´s first wife, but this is not without doubt as other primary sources show marriages celebrated when the bride was aged 12 at that time.  Her marriage was arranged to bolster Richard's support in Germany, through the bride's influential uncle Engelbert Archbishop of Köln[335].  The Annals of Osney record the death “in vigilia Sancti Lucæ Evangelistæ” in 1277 of “Beatrix de Falkestan, regina Alemanniæ, uxor regis Ricardi” and her burial “in ecclesia fratrum Minorum Oxoniæ[336]m (Kaiserslauten Stiftskirche 16 Jun 1269) as his third wife, RICHARD King of Germany, Earl of Cornwall, son of JOHN King of England & his second wife Isabelle Ctss d'Angoulême (Winchester Castle 5 Jan 1209-Berkhamstead Castle, Herts 2 Apr 1272, bur Hayles Abbey, Gloucestershire). 

iii)        ALEIDIS (-1296).  Abbess of Münsterbilsen. 

iv)        BEATRIX m WILLEM van Hartert, son of ---. 

v)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1296 under which "Walramus dominus de Monyoie et de Valkenborch" assigned revenue to the abbey of Munster-Bilsen witnessed by "viri nobili Domin Arnoldi domini de Steyne sororii nostri"[337]m ARNOLD van Stein-Elsloo, son of ---. 

vi)        WALRAM [II] ([1253]-5 Sep 1302).  "Th. dominus de Valkenburg" confirmed a donation by charter dated 24 Jun 1268, which names "Walramo primogenito nostro iam adulto"[338].  Seigneur de Montjoie.  Heer van Valkenburg

-         see below

f)          ENGELBERT (-17 Nov 1274)Archbishop of Köln 1261.  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 16 Apr 1271 which names "bone memorie Th. domini de Valkenburg fratris nostri…Walramus filius fratris nostri predicti…nostro…consanguineo Th. domino de Heinesberg"[339].  "Richardus…romanorum rex" refers to "E. Coloniensi archiepiscopi" as "affinis nostri" in a charter dated 13 Sep 1271[340]

g)         [daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Rogerus", son of "Aelidis secunda filia...[Jacobus]" and "domino Rogero de Rosoy", married secondly “filiam domini de Hensberghe in Alemannia[341].  The father of this daughter has not been identified positively.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been Dirk [I] Heer van Valkenburg, Herr von Heinsberg.  If that is correct, it appears more likely that she was born from his second marriage.  m as his second wife, ROGER de Rozoy, son of ROGER Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Alix d´Avesnes (-killed in battle Fariskur 6 Apr 1250).] 

2.         ARNOLD (-killed in battle Damietta 1218). 

3.         AGNES (-before 1212).  "Theodericus…dominus Heynsbergensis" donated property to the Norbertinerstift founded by his ancestors, in which "mater nostra Aleydis" was buried and in which "soror nostra Agnes" had been a nun, with the consent of "domina Isalda uxore nostra", by charter dated 1217[342]

 

 

WALRAM [II] von Valkenburg, son of DIETRICH [II] Herr von Valkenburg & his first wife Bertha von Limburg ([1253]-5 Sep 1302).  "Th. dominus de Valkenburg" confirmed a donation by charter dated 24 Jun 1268, which names "Walramo primogenito nostro iam adulto"[343].  He succeeded as Seigneur de Montjoie in 1266 after the death of his maternal uncle.  Heer van Valkenburg.  "Waleramus dominus de Valkenburg et de Montjoie" names "Theodorico patre suo…avunculo magno Henrico comiti Luxemb." in a charter dated May 1269[344].  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 16 Apr 1271 which names "bone memorie Th. domini de Valkenburg fratris nostri…Walramus filius fratris nostri predicti…nostro…consanguineo Th. domino de Heinesberg"[345].  A charter dated 9 Jul 1275 confirmed the donation by "Waleramus dominus de Valkenburg et de Moniogen et Philippa uxor sua" to Kloster Reichstein[346]

m (before 30 May 1275) PHILIPPA van Gelre, daughter of OTTO II Graaf van Gelre & his second wife Philippa de Dammartin (-24 Jun 1300).  A charter dated 9 Jul 1275 confirmed the donation by "Waleramus dominus de Valkenburg et de Moniogen et Philippa uxor sua" to Kloster Reichstein[347].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1286 under which "Raynaus comte de Gelre et duc de Lembourg" notifies his agreement with "Waleran seigneur de Montjoie et de Falkemont, son beaufrère"[348].  The date of her death is set by the charter dated 24 Jun 1300 under which "Walleramus dominus de Monyoye et de Valkenburg" donated property to the abbey of Porta-Cœli, for the soul of "bone memorie uxoris nostre Philippe", with the consent of "Theodorici et Renardi…filiorum nostrorum"[349]

Walram & his wife had five children: 

1.         DIRK (-before 27 Oct 1306).  "Walleramus dominus de Monyoye et de Valkenburg" donated property to the abbey of Porta-Cœli, for the soul of "bone memorie uxoris nostre Philippe", with the consent of "Theodorici et Renardi…filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 24 Jun 1300[350]Heer van Valkenburg.  The date of his death is set by the charter dated 27 Oct 1306 under which his brother "Renaldus de Monyoie et de Falkenburg dominus" donated revenue to the abbey of Richstein, recognising the commitments of "fratris nostri bone memorie"[351]

2.         REINOLD (-1332).  "Walleramus dominus de Monyoye et de Valkenburg" donated property to the abbey of Porta-Cœli, for the soul of "bone memorie uxoris nostre Philippe", with the consent of "Theodorici et Renardi…filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 24 Jun 1300[352]Heer van Valkenburgm MARIA van Boutershem, daughter of ---.  "Renaldus de Monyoie et de Falkenburg dominus" donated revenue to the abbey of Richstein, recognising the commitments of "fratris nostri bone memorie", by charter dated 27 Oct 1306, confirmed by "Maria de Bautersheym Domina de M"[353].  Reinold & his wife had nine children: 

a)         WALRAM (-killed in battle 1329). 

b)         DIRK (-killed in battle 19 Jul 1346)Heer van Valkenburg.  "Theodorici domini de Valkenburch et Mathildis uxoris suæ" recognised having received property from "Wilhelmo comite Hollandiæ in feudum bonis" previously held by "Gerardus pater Mathildis et dominus de Vorn" by charter dated 1337[354]m as her second husband, MECHTILD van Voorne, widow of DIETRICH LUF von Kleve Graf von Hülchrath, daughter of GERARD van Voorne & his first wife Heilwig van Borsselen (-12 Mar 1372).  "Theodorici domini de Valkenburch et Mathildis uxoris suæ" recognised having received property from "Wilhelmo comite Hollandiæ in feudum bonis" previously held by "Gerardus pater Mathildis et dominus de Vorn" by charter dated 1337[355]

c)         JAN (-9 Aug 1352).  A letter from "Theoderici domini de Valkenburch et Joannis de Butgenbach fratris eius" dated 1340 related to the war with England[356]Heer van Valkenburg.  "Carolus…Romanorum Rex…et Boemiæ Rex" wrote to "nobili Joanni domini de Valkenburg consanguineo…nostro" relating to the town of Aachen dated 5 Aug 1349[357]m (Papal dispensation 12 Jan 1321, before 12 Sep 1341) JOHANNA van Voorne, daughter of ALBERT van Voorne Heer van Bergen-op-Zoom & his wife Mechtild van Wesemaal (-29 Dec 1349).  Frouwe van Bergen-op-Zoom.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

i)          daughter m OTTO van Heukelom, son of ---. 

d)         PHILIPPA (-1368 or after)m (10 Oct 1352) as his second wife, HENRI de Flandre Heer van Ninove, son of HENRI de Flandre & his wife Margareta von Kleve (-1366). 

e)         MARGARETA (-[1364])m firstly HARTARD von Schönecken, son of ---.  m secondly BURKHARD von Vinstingen, son of ---. 

f)          ADELHEID (-1332).  Heiress of St. Vich, Dasburg and Bütgenbach[358]m HEINRICH von Vianden, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Vianden & his first wife Aleidis van Oudenaarde (-after 1351). 

g)         BEATRIX .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1340 under which "Wilhelmo comite Hannoniæ, Hollandiæ" guaranteed "Theodorico domino de Brederode" that he would transmit the lordship of Brederode to "filium huius domini primogenitum ex uxore sua Beatrice de Valkenburch"[359].  A charter dated 1365 records the sale of "dominii Falcoburgensis" by "Wenceslaus von Boeme…Hertoge, ende Johanna…Hertoginne van Luxemborg, van Lothryck, van Brabant, van Limborch…" to "Heere Diederick Heere van Brederode ende syn kinderen…Reynaut, Willem en Walaenen" which names "die Vrauwen Beatrissen van Valckenbourch…moeder synder voors. kinderen, ende Vrouwe Marie van Valkenb. Abdissen van Maubeugen gesusteren" and the late "Heer Jans, Heere van Valckenboerg…haers broeders"[360]m DIRK van Brederode, son of ---. 

h)         MARIA .  A charter dated 1365 records the sale of "dominii Falcoburgensis" by "Wenceslaus von Boeme…Hertoge, ende Johanna…Hertoginne van Luxemborg, van Lothryck, van Brabant, van Limborch…" to "Heere Diederick Heere van Brederode ende syn kinderen…Reynaut, Willem en Walaenen" which names "die Vrauwen Beatrissen van Valckenbourch…moeder synder voors. kinderen, ende Vrouwe Marie van Valkenb. Abdissen van Maubeugen gesusteren" and the late "Heer Jans, Heere van Valckenboerg…haers broeders"[361]m EBERHARD von Tomberg, son of ---. 

i)          REINER (-1342).  

3.         JAN (-1356).  "Joannes de Valkenborg miles, dominus de Herck" named "viris nobilibus domino Godefrido Domino de Heynsbergh, Domino Th. eius filio et Domino Arnoldo Domino de Steyne nostris cognatis" as guarantors under a charter dated 1322[362]m firstly MARIA van Cuyk, daughter of ---.  m secondly CATHARINA van Voorne, daughter of ---.  Jan & his first wife had two children: 

a)         WALRAM (-1378).  Heer van Born, Herpen, Aspen en Sittert.  m firstly ALEIDIS van Asperen, daughter of ---.  m secondly JEANNE de Châtillon, daughter of ---. 

b)         PHILIPPA .  m firstly GOTTFRIED von Heinsberg Comte de Chiny, son of GOTTFRIED Herr von Heinsberg und Blankenburg & his wife Mathilde de Looz (-1354).  m secondly JOHANN [II] Graf von Salm, son of SIMON [I] Graf von Salm & his wife Mathilde von Saarbrücken (-after 1400). 

Jan & his second wife had one child: 

c)         REINOLD (-1396).  Heer van Dalenbroich, Herpen, Born, Süsteren en Sittert. m (before 9 Jan 1393) as her first husband, MYNTA ELISABETH von Kleve, daughter of ADOLF I Graf von Kleve und von der Mark & his wife Margareta von Jülich ([1378]-after 2 Jul 1430).  "Reynold van Valkenborgh here van Borne ind van Sittard" granted revenue to his wife "greue Adolph van Cleue…Lysbeth syn doichter" by charter dated 9 Jan 1393[363].  She married secondly (Köln 16 Jan 1401) Stefan III Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt

4.         JOHANNA m FRIEDRICH von Schleiden, son of ---. 

5.         ELISABETH m (before Nov 1293) SIMON [II] Graf von Sponheim, son of JOHANN Graf von Sponheim in Kreuznach & his wife Adelheid von Leiningen. 

 

 



[1] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1064, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[2] Gade, J. A. (1951) Luxemburg in the Middle Ages (Leiden), p. 106. 

[3] Gade (1951), pp. 105-7. 

[4] Gade (1951), pp. 106 and 108. 

[5] Ernst, S. P. (1847) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome VI (Liège), XXI, p. 106. 

[6] Ernst, S. P. (1838) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome II (Liège), p. 37, quoting Bertholet, J. (1743) Histoire de Luxembourg, t. III, pr., p. 29. 

[7] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1064, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[8] Ernst (1838), Tome II, pp. 38-41. 

[9] Ernst (1838), Tome II, p. 40, footnote 2. 

[10] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[11] Ernst, S. P. (1839) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome III (Liège), pp. 18-19, citing Miræus, A. Opera diplomatica, tome IV, p. 197, and Bondam, P. (1783) Charterboek der Hertogen van Gelre, tome I, section II, num. 24, p. 177 (both sources in Google Book "No preview available" [10 Nov 2008]). 

[12] Gesta Treverorum 16, 1122, MGH SS VIII, p. 189.  The date "1032" is included in the footnote by the editor. 

[13] Beyer, H. (ed.) (1860) Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der, jetzt die Preussischen Regierungsbezirke Coblenz und Trier bildenden Mittelrheinischen Territorien (Coblenz), Vol. I, (“Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch I”), 338 and 339, pp. 393-94, consulted at <http:/www.rlb.de/mrHist/> (12 Dec 2007). 

[14] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1064, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[15] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch I, 367, p. 424. 

[16] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch I, 388, p. 444. 

[17] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[18] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1064, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[19] Gesta Treverorum 16, 1122, MGH SS VIII, p. 189. 

[20] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[21] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 816. 

[22] ES I.2 229. 

[23] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 816. 

[24] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[25] Gesta Treverorum 16, 1122, MGH SS VIII, p. 189. 

[26] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch I, 388, p. 444. 

[27] Annalista Saxo 1101. 

[28] Gesta Treverorum 16, 1122, MGH SS VIII, p. 189. 

[29] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[30] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 816. 

[31] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[32] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[33] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[34] Annalista Saxo 1126. 

[35] Chronicon Gozecense II.11, MGH SS X, p. 153. 

[36] Annalista Saxo 1126. 

[37] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[38] Monumenta Osterhoviensa, Codex Traditionum III, Monumenta Boica Vol. XII, p. 332. 

[39] Halkin, J. and Roland, C. J. (eds.) (1909) Recueil des Chartes de l'abbaye de Stavelot-Malmédy, Tome I (Brussels) (“Stavelot”) I, 208, p. 413. 

[40] Rousseau, F. (ed.) (1936) Actes des Comtes de Namur de la Première Race 946-1196 (Brussels) ("Namur"), 33, p. 70. 

[41] Wouters, M. J. (1849) Notice historique sur l´ancienne abbaye d´Averboden (Gand), Annexes, Vita B. Andreæ primi abbatis Averbodiensis monasterii, XIII, p. 147. 

[42] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[43] ES I.2 229. 

[44] Ennen, L. & Eckertz, G. (eds.) (1860) Quellen zur Geschichte der Stadt Köln, Band I (Köln) ("Köln Quellen"), 40, p. 502. 

[45] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1840) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band I (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 299, p. 195. 

[46] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia 1126, MGH SS X, p. 386, which dates the event to the third year of the reign of King Lothar. 

[47] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 49. 

[48] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 505 and 506. 

[49] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LIV, p. 142. 

[50] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 49. 

[51] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 142. 

[52] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XLV, p. 132. 

[53] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LIV, p. 142. 

[54] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 67. 

[55] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LIV, p. 142. 

[56] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 77. 

[57] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 78. 

[58] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LIV, p. 142. 

[59] Jungio, J. H. (1774) (Hannover) Historiæ antiquísima comitatus Benthemiensis, Codex diplomatum et documentorum variorum pro Historia Benthemiensi ("Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi"), VI, p. 11. 

[60] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XLV, p. 132. 

[61] Oude Kronik van Brabant, Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series (Utrecht 1855), deerde deel, Part 1, p. 60. 

[62] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 78. 

[63] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LIV, p. 142. 

[64] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 67. 

[65] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 141. 

[66] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 143. 

[67] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LX, p. 147. 

[68] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 142. 

[69] Guérard, M. (ed.) (1840) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Bertin (Paris), II.11, p. 300. 

[70] Flandria Generosa 32, MGH SS IX, p. 324.   

[71] Miraeus (Le Mire), A. (1723) Opera diplomatica et historica, 2nd edn. (Louvain), Tome I, XCVI, p. 104. 

[72] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1198, MGH SS XXIII, p. 875. 

[73] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 61. 

[74] Annales Parchenses 1155 and 1172, MGH SS XVI, p. 606. 

[75] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[76] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LIV, p. 142. 

[77] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LX, p. 147. 

[78] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXVII, p. 156. 

[79] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXVII, p. 164. 

[80] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXXI, p. 167. 

[81] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1226, MGH SS XXIII, p. 918. 

[82] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXVII, p. 156. 

[83] Ernst (1839), Tome III, pp. 360-3. 

[84] Kremer, J. M. (1785) Genealogische Geschichte des altern ardennischen Geschlechts, Codex Diplomaticus (Frankfurt) ("Ardennisches Geschlecht Codex") VII, Chartularium Saræpontanum, XXVIII, p. 312. 

[85] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXVII, p. 164. 

[86] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXVII, p. 156. 

[87] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXVI, p. 164. 

[88] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXXI, p. 167. 

[89] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XCVII, p. 183. 

[90] Kremer, C. J. (1776) Academische Beiträge zur Jülch- und Bergischen Geschichte, Band II Urkunden zur Geschichte der Grafen und Herren von Limburg, Kölnische Urkunden, XXXV, p. 249. 

[91] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXVII, p. 156. 

[92] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXVI, p. 164. 

[93] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXXI, p. 167. 

[94] Vitæ Odiliæ Liber III de Triumpho S. Lamberti in Steppes, 3, MGH SS XXV, p. 175. 

[95] Chronicon Lamberti Parvi, a Reinerio Monacho Continuatum, 1207, Veterum Scriptorum, Tome V, p. 22. 

[96] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 373, citing Miræus Opera diplomatica, Tome II, p. 1183. 

[97] Vitæ Odiliæ Liber III de Triumpho S. Lamberti in Steppes, 3, MGH SS XXV, p. 175. 

[98] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 378, citing Saint-Genois Monumens anciens, Tome I, pp. 550, 596 and 780. 

[99] Vitæ Odiliæ Liber III de Triumpho S. Lamberti in Steppes, 3, MGH SS XXV, p. 175. 

[100] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXVI, p. 164. 

[101] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXXI, p. 167. 

[102] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1846) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band II (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 43, p. 23. 

[103] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XCVII, p. 183. 

[104] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXIV, p. 200. 

[105] Chronicon Lamberti Parvi, a Reinerio Monacho Continuatum, 1225, Veterum Scriptorum, Tome V, p. 65. 

[106] Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis, Fontes rerum Germanicarum II, p. 319. 

[107] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 43, p. 23. 

[108] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXIV, p. 200. 

[109] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLIII, p. 219. 

[110] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 342, p. 179. 

[111] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 394, citing Butkens Trophées de Brabant Tome II, p. 77. 

[112] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[113] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLXXXI, p. 240. 

[114] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXCI, p. 247. 

[115] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXCIV, p. 250. 

[116] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CC, p. 253. 

[117] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCII, p. 255. 

[118] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCIII, p. 256. 

[119] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCXIV, p. 266. 

[120] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXCI, p. 247. 

[121] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 396, quoting Bondam Code diplomatique de Gueldre, sect. 3, num. 108, p. 533. 

[122] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CC, p. 253. 

[123] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 342, p. 179. 

[124] Sigeberti Continuatio Aquicinctina 1193, MGH SS VI, p. 430. 

[125] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1194, MGH SS XXIII, p. 871. 

[126] Sigeberti Continuatio Aquicinctina 1195, MGH SS VI, p. 432. 

[127] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXVII, p. 164. 

[128] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXXI, p. 167. 

[129] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXXI, p. 167. 

[130] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 70, p. 38. 

[131] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 363, citing Butkens Trophées de Brabant Tome II, p. 311. 

[132] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 364. 

[133] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CVII, p. 192, quoting (in part) Bertholet Histoire de Luxembourg, t. 4, preuves, p. 51. 

[134] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXI, p. 198. 

[135] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 365. 

[136] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 368, quoting Bertholet Histoire de Luxembourg, Tome IV, Preuves, p. 44. 

[137] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 365, quoting Villenfagne d´Ingihoul, H. N. de (1810) Mélange pour server à l´histoire civile, politique et littéraire du ci-devant pays de Liège, p. 459. 

[138] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 365. 

[139] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXXIV, p. 206. 

[140] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXVII, p. 156. 

[141] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1226, MGH SS XXIII, p. 918. 

[142] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXVI, p. 164. 

[143] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1198, MGH SS XXIII, p. 875. 

[144] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXXI, p. 167. 

[145] Gade (1951), p. 77. 

[146] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXI, p. 192. 

[147] Gade (1951), p. 78. 

[148] Chronicon Lamberti Parvi, a Reinerio Monacho Continuatum, 1225, Veterum Scriptorum, Tome V, p. 65. 

[149] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1226, MGH SS XXIII, p. 918. 

[150] Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis, Fontes rerum Germanicarum II, p. 319. 

[151] Poull, G. (1991) La Maison ducale de Lorraine (Presses universitaires de Nancy), p. 49. 

[152] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLII, p. 218. 

[153] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 550. 

[154] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1193, MGH SS XXIII, p. 870. 

[155] Gade (1951), p. 74. 

[156] Gade (1951), p. 74. 

[157] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1214, MGH SS XXIII, p. 899. 

[158] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XCVII, p. 183. 

[159] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXV, p. 200. 

[160] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLX, p. 224. 

[161] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLXXII, p. 235. 

[162] Chronicon Lamberti Parvi, a Reinerio Monacho Continuatum, 1225, Veterum Scriptorum, Tome V, p. 65. 

[163] Ernst, S. P. (1839) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome IV (Liège), p. 112, quoting Alfter, M. Genealogica et heraldica, Vol. I.K., pp. 18 and 413. 

[164] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 139, p. 75. 

[165] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XCVII, p. 183. 

[166] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XCVII, p. 183. 

[167] Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis, Fontes rerum Germanicarum II, p. 319. 

[168] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1238, MGH SS XXIII, p. 942. 

[169] Poull (1991), p. 49. 

[170] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXI, p. 192. 

[171] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1214, MGH SS XXIII, p. 899. 

[172] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXI, p. 192. 

[173] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 272, p. 141. 

[174] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLXIII, p. 227. 

[175] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLXXIX, p. 239. 

[176] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 381, p. 204. 

[177] Lesort, A. (ed.) (1904) Les chartes du Clermontois conservées au musée Condé à Chantilly (1069-1352) (Paris) ("Chartes du Clermontois"), XXXVI, p. 100. 

[178] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLXXIX, p. 239. 

[179] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1214, MGH SS XXIII, p. 899. 

[180] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XII, p. 14. 

[181] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 381, p. 204. 

[182] ES VIII 99. 

[183] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XVII, p. 20. 

[184] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, XXVI, p. 66. 

[185] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, XXVIII, p. 67. 

[186] Lamey, A. (1779) Diplomatische Geschichte der alten Grafen von Ravensberg (Mannheim) ("Ravensberg Codex"), XXXV, 38. 

[187] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Tome II, 381, p. 204. 

[188] ES VIII 99. 

[189] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XVII, p. 20. 

[190] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1240, MGH SS XXIII, p. 947. 

[191] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XXIII, p. 26. 

[192] Günther, W. (1823) Codex Diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus (Coblenz) Theil II, 112, p. 208. 

[193] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLXXIX, p. 239. 

[194] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1214, MGH SS XXIII, p. 899. 

[195] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXV, p. 200. 

[196] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXXV, p. 242. 

[197] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLXXXI, p. 240. 

[198] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXV, p. 200. 

[199] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 300, p. 156. 

[200] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXV, p. 200. 

[201] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 300, p. 156. 

[202] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 481, p. 270. 

[203] Van Den Bergh, L. P. C. (1873) Oorkondenboek van Holland en Zeeland, Eerste afdeeling, tweede deel (Amsterdam) ("Oorkondenboek Holland (1873)"), 412, p. 174. 

[204] Oorkondenboek Holland (Supplement), 255, p. 216. 

[205] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XCVII, p. 183. 

[206] Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis, Fontes rerum Germanicarum II, p. 319. 

[207] Gade (1951), p. 77. 

[208] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLII, p. 218. 

[209] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 274, p. 142. 

[210] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 290, p. 150. 

[211] Cæsarii Heisterbacensis Vita sancti Engelberti Archiepiscopi Coloniensis, Fontes rerum Germanicarum II, p. 301. 

[212] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 61, p. 34. 

[213] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLII, p. 218. 

[214] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 274, p. 142. 

[215] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 290, p. 150. 

[216] Kaiserswerth St Guidbert Memorienbuch, p. 124. 

[217] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLII, p. 218. 

[218] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 274, p. 142. 

[219] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLII, p. 218. 

[220] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 290, p. 150. 

[221] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLXXXVII, p. 244. 

[222] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCXII, p. 265. 

[223] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 562, p. 328. 

[224] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 783, p. 459. 

[225] Canonicorum Pragensium Continuationes Cosmæ, Annales Otakariani, 1264, MGH SS IX, p. 186. 

[226] Historia Annorum 1264-1279 1264, MGH SS IX, p. 649. 

[227] Hermanni Altahenses Annales 1262, MGH SS XVII, p. 403. 

[228] Historia Annorum 1264-1279 1264, MGH SS IX, p. 649. 

[229] Cronica Principum Saxonie , MGH SS XXV, pp. 479-80. 

[230] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCLXXVI, p. 338. 

[231] Ernst (1839) Tome IV, p. 359, citing Spaen-Lalecq Introduction critique à l´histoire de Gueldre, Tome IV, p. 326. 

[232] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 69. 

[233] Gade (1951), p. 105. 

[234] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 738, p. 435. 

[235] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCXLV, p. 305. 

[236] Kronijk van Arent toe Bocop, p. 188. 

[237] Gade (1951), p. 106. 

[238] ES I.2 230. 

[239] Calmet, A. (1748) Histoire de Lorraine (Nancy), Tome II, Preuves, col. cccviii. 

[240] Calmet, A. (1748) Histoire de Lorraine (Nancy), Tome III, Preuves, col. cxxi. 

[241] Calmet (1748), Tome III, Preuves, col. cxxii. 

[242] Calmet (1748), Tome III, Preuves, col. cxxii. 

[243] Calmet (1748), Tome III, Preuves, col. cxxii. 

[244] Calmet (1748), Tome III, Preuves, col. cxxii. 

[245] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[246] ES XI 36. 

[247] Calmet (1748), Tome V, Preuves, col. cccxlviii. 

[248] Calmet (1748), Tome V, Preuves, col. cccxlviii. 

[249] Calmet (1748), Tome V, Preuves, col. cccl. 

[250] Calmet (1748), Tome V, Preuves, col. cccl. 

[251] Calmet (1748), Tome V, Preuves, col. cccxlviii. 

[252] Calmet (1748), Tome V, Preuves, col. cccxlviii. 

[253] Calmet (1748), Tome V, Preuves, col. cccxlviii. 

[254] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[255] Goffinet, H. (1879) Cartulaire de l’abbaye d’Orval (Brussels) (“Orval”), XCIII, p. 133. 

[256] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1239, MGH SS XXIII, p. 945. 

[257] Orval, CLVII, p. 195. 

[258] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1239, MGH SS XXIII, p. 945. 

[259] Laurentii Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium Continuatio, 9, MGH SS VIII, p. 521. 

[260] Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis, MGH SS VIII, p. 527. 

[261] Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium Continuatio altera, 2, MGH SS X, p. 547. 

[262] Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis, MGH SS VIII, p. 528. 

[263] Aimond, C. 'Le nécrologe de la cathédrale de Verdun', Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für lothringische Geschichte und Altertumskunde Year 21 (second part) (1910), p. 218.  

[264] Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium Continuatio altera, 2, MGH SS X, p. 548. 

[265] Aimond, C. 'Le nécrologe de la cathédrale de Verdun', Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für lothringische Geschichte und Altertumskunde Year 21 (second part) (1910), p. 218. 

[266] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1239, MGH SS XXIII, p. 945. 

[267] Orval, CLI, p. 191. 

[268] Orval, CLVII, p. 195. 

[269] Lesort, A. (1904) Les Chartes du Clermontois (Paris) (“Chartes du Clermontois”), XIV, p. 76. 

[270] Orval, CXCVIII, p. 232. 

[271] Aimond, C. 'Le nécrologe de la cathédrale de Verdun', Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für lothringische Geschichte und Altertumskunde Year 21 (second part) (1910), p. 218. 

[272] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 560-1. 

[273] Chartes du Clermontois, XIV, p. 76. 

[274] Orval, CCXXX, p. 259. 

[275] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[276] Metz Evêché, 11, p. 12. 

[277] Chapellier, J. C., Chevreux, P. E. & Gley, G. (eds.) (1884) Documents rares ou inédits de l’histoire des Vosges (Epinal) (“Documents Vosges”), Tome VIII, p. 13. 

[278] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[279] Ardennisches Geschlecht Codex, VII, Chartularium Saræpontanum, XLIII, p. 322. 

[280] Ardennisches Geschlecht Codex, VII, Chartularium Saræpontanum, L, p. 327. 

[281] Metz Evêché, 4, p. 4. 

[282] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[283] Documents Vosges, Tome VIII, p. 13. 

[284] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[285] ES XI 37-40. 

[286] Documents Vosges, Tome VIII, p. 13. 

[287] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 43, p. 23. 

[288] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXIV, p. 200. 

[289] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 43, p. 23. 

[290] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXIV, p. 200. 

[291] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CLIII, p. 219. 

[292] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXIV, p. 200. 

[293] Ardennisches Geschlecht Codex, II, Diplomatum Limburgensem, VI, VII, pp. 28-9. 

[294] Ardennisches Geschlecht Codex, II, Diplomatum Limburgensem, VI, VII, pp. 28-9. 

[295] Eltester, L. & Goerz, A. (eds.) (1874) Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der, jetzt die Preussischen Regierungsbezirke Coblenz und Trier bildenden Mittelrheinischen Territorien (Coblenz), Vol. III, ("Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch III"), 1473, p. 1065. 

[296] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch III, 1473, p. 1065. 

[297] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch III, 1473, p. 1065. 

[298] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch III, 1473, p. 1065. 

[299] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch III, 1473, p. 1065. 

[300] Ernst, S. P. (1840) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome V (Liège), p. 233. 

[301] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[302] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 409, p. 281. 

[303] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 436, p. 305. 

[304] Ernst, S. P. (1847) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome VI (Liège), LXIV, p. 152. 

[305] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXIV, p. 152. 

[306] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 530, p. 370. 

[307] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 2, p. 2. 

[308] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXXI, p. 167. 

[309] ES XVIII.24 A. 

[310] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 510, p. 358. 

[311] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 533, p. 371. 

[312] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 2, p. 2. 

[313] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 5, p. 4. 

[314] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 70, p. 38. 

[315] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 70, p. 38. 

[316] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, LVI, p. 284. 

[317] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 70, p. 38. 

[318] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 363, citing Butkens Trophées de Brabant Tome II, p. 311. 

[319] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 364. 

[320] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CVII, p. 192, quoting (in part) Bertholet Histoire de Luxembourg, t. 4, preuves, p. 51. 

[321] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXXI, p. 198. 

[322] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 365. 

[323] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 365, quoting Villenfagne d´Ingihoul, H. N. de (1810) Mélange pour server à l´histoire civile, politique et littéraire du ci-devant pays de Liège, p. 459. 

[324] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, LVI, p. 284. 

[325] Kremer, C. J. (1769) Academische Beiträge zur Jülch- und Bergischen Geschichte, Band I Urkunden zur Geschichte der Herren von Heinsberg (Mannheim) ("Kremer (1769) Band I, Urkunden Heinsberg"), III, p. 6. 

[326] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, LVI, p. 284. 

[327] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, LVI, p. 284. 

[328] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 579, p. 337. 

[329] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 607, p. 357. 

[330] Butkens, C. (1724) Trophées tant sacrés que profanes du duché de Brabant (The Hague), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 79, "Lettre tirée des chartes de Brabant". 

[331] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1240, MGH SS XXIII, p. 947. 

[332] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XXIII, p. 26. 

[333] Annales Halesiensibus 1267, MHG SS XVI, p. 483. 

[334] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 618, p. 365. 

[335] Bayley, C. C. (1949) The Formation of the German College of Electors in the mid-Thirteenth Century (Toronto), p. 194. 

[336] Luard, H. R. (ed.) (1869) Annales Monastici Vol. IV, Annales de Oseneia, Chronicon Thomæ Wykes, Annales de Wigornia (London), Annales de Oseneia, p. 126. 

[337] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XXXVIII, p. 41. 

[338] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 579, p. 337. 

[339] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 607, p. 357. 

[340] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 618, p. 365. 

[341] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[342] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 70, p. 38. 

[343] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 579, p. 337. 

[344] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCCXXVI, 57, p. 438. 

[345] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 607, p. 357. 

[346] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 674, p. 394. 

[347] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 674, p. 394. 

[348] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCCXXVI, 99, p. 452. 

[349] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XLII, p. 44. 

[350] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XLII, p. 44. 

[351] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XLIV, p. 46. 

[352] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XLII, p. 44. 

[353] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XLIV, p. 46. 

[354] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LVIII, p. 54. 

[355] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LVIII, p. 54. 

[356] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXIII, p. 56, citing Extrait de la Chronique de Flandre par Denys Sauvaige, p. 151. 

[357] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXIX, p. 58. 

[358] ES VII 35. 

[359] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXII, p. 56. 

[360] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXIX, p. 69. 

[361] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LXXIX, p. 69. 

[362] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LI, p. 51. 

[363] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1853) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band III (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 977, p. 867.