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LIMOUSIN

v 3.5 Updated 20 April 2017

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUNEUF. 2

Chapter 2.                VICOMTES de COMBORN. 6

Chapter 3.                SEIGNEURS de LA ROCHE-SAINT-MAUR. 23

Chapter 4.                SEIGNEUR de LASTOURS. 25

A.         SEIGNEURS de LASTOURS.. 25

B.         SEIGNEURS de LASTOURS (LARON) 26

C.        DESCENDANTS of RAMNULF de LASTOURS.. 43

Chapter 5.                VICOMTES de LIMOGES. 48

A.         VICOMTES de LIMOGES.. 48

B.         VICOMTES de LIMOGES (VICOMTES de COMBORN) 74

Chapter 6.                SEIGNEURS de MALEMORT. 84

Chapter 7.                SEIGNEURS de PIERRE-BUFFIERE. 93

Chapter 8.                VICOMTES de ROCHECHOUART. 100

Chapter 9.                VICOMTES de SAINT-CIRCQ. 133

Chapter 10.              VICOMTES de SEGUR. 134

Chapter 11.              COMTES et VICOMTES de TURENNE. 137

A.         COMTES et VICOMTES de TURENNE.. 137

B.         VICOMTES de TURENNE (COMTES de COMBORN) 144

C.        VICOMTES de TURENNE (ROGIER de BEAUFORT) 168

Chapter 12.              VICOMTES de VENTADOUR. 172

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The duchy of Aquitaine was a disparate territory, stretching from the Atlantic coast to the western border of the duchy of Burgundy.  The central part of the duchy included the counties of Angoulême, la Marche, and Périgord (see the document ANGOULÊME, LA MARCHE, PERIGORD).  To the east of Angoulême lay Limousin, which included the vicomtés of Comborn, Limoges (under the suzerainty of the counts of Angoulême in the early 11th century, as shown by the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes which records the succession in Limoges "intercedente Willelmo comite Engolismensis"[1]), Ségur, Turenne and Ventadour. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUNEUF

 

 

The sources show that the Châteauneuf family which is set out below was closely linked to the vicomtes de Rochechouart (see Chapter 8).  The Châteauneuf in question has not been identified with certainty.  Châteauneuf-sur-Charente, to the west of Angoulême, appears too far from Rochechouart.  Another possibility is Châteauneuf-la-Forêt, east of Linards and south-east of Limoges, which appears too far from Rochechouart in the other direction.  Pierre de Châteauneuf, archdeacon of Limoges, whose family unit is shown below, appears to be part of the family of the seigneurs de Châteauneuf-la-Forêt[2].  However, it is not certain that the other Châteauneuf entries which are set out here relate to members of the same family. 

 

 

1.         PIERRE Raynaud de Châteauneuf (-after 14 Sep 1120).  m INDIA, daughter of --- & his wife Marie de Maismac (-after 14 Sep 1120).  "Maria de Maismac filia Gausfredi Dessezat et filia eius India uxor Petri Rainaldi de Castello Novo" donated property "in parochia de Daviniaco" to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated 14 Sep 1120[3]

 

 

2.         AIMERY de Châteauneuf (-before 1222).  His name is confirmed by the letter dated to [1192] of Sebrand Bishop of Limoges who noted that, “Aimericus de Rupecavardi” remaining unburied as he was excommunicated for damage caused to Forges Saint-Augustin, “Aimericus de Rupecavardi filius eiusdem Aimerici et Aimericus Brunus [his guardian]” and, later, “Aimericus de Castellonovo et P. filius eius...” swore that the deceased had repented and that his son (and his guardian) agreed to pay compensation, undated[4]m ([before 1190]) as her second husband, G---, widow of --- de Rochechouart, daughter of --- (-after 1222).  "Rochechouart, A. et P. de Chateauneuf, Jean, leur frère, et G. leur mère veuve" acknowledged that "la justice des biens qu’ils avoient sous les murs du château de Rochechouart appartenoit à Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" by charter dated 1222[5].  Two children: 

a)         P--- de Châteauneuf (-after 1222).  Sebrand Bishop of Limoges noted that, “Aimericus de Rupecavardi” remaining unburied as he was excommunicated for damage caused to Forges Saint-Augustin, “Aimericus de Rupecavardi filius eiusdem Aimerici et Aimericus Brunus [his guardian]” and, later, “Aimericus de Castellonovo et P. filius eius...” swore that the deceased had repented and that his son (and his guardian) agreed to pay compensation, dated to [1192][6]"Rochechouart, A. et P. de Chateauneuf, Jean, leur frère, et G. leur mère veuve" acknowledged that "la justice des biens qu’ils avoient sous les murs du château de Rochechouart appartenoit à Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" by charter dated 1222[7]

b)         JEAN de Châteauneuf (-after 1222).  "Rochechouart, A. et P. de Chateauneuf, Jean, leur frère, et G. leur mère veuve" acknowledged that "la justice des biens qu’ils avoient sous les murs du château de Rochechouart appartenoit à Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" by charter dated 1222[8]

 

 

3.         AIMERY de Châteauneuf (-after 4 Sep 1235).  "Rochechouart (Aimery vicomte de) et Aimery son fils aîné" reached agreement with “la communauté de la ville de Saint-Brice” concerning “un fait d’Hélie de Saint-Brice chevalier et de son fils...hommes du dit vicomte” following “certaines insultes et menaces qu’Aimery de Chateauneuf chevalier avoit fait”, by charter dated 4 Sep 1235[9]same person as...?  AIMERY de Châteauneuf (-after 1 Jun 1251).  “Aymericus de Rupecavardi vice-comes domicellus” confirmed a donation to Limoges, naming "Margaritam vice-comitissam Rupis-Cavardi matrem nostram et Aymericum de Castronovo et Aymericum de Panta milites", by charter dated 1 Jun 1251[10]

 

 

1.         ALIX de Châteauneuf (-after Apr 1328).  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre records that "messire Aymery de la Roche" married "dame Hélys de Chasteauneuf"[11].  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by the charter dated Easter 1328 under which her granddaughter "noble damoiselle Isabelle de Rochechouart, fille de feu messire Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier, âgée de plus de 12 ans mais mineure de vint-cinq ans" renounced her rights to property, reserving to herself what may come to her "de la succession de la noble dame de Chateauneuf son ayeule et de feu Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois son oncle"[12]m AIMERY de la Roche, son of --- & his wife Lore de Chabanais (-before 10 Dec 1304). 

 

 

1.         GAUCELIN de Châteauneuf[-la-Forêt] (-[1294/1303]).  The bishop of Limoges excommunicated “nobilis vir Gaucelinus de Castro-novo miles” for having held assizes at Saint-Denis-des-Murs to the prejudice of “magistri B. helemosinarii sancti Marcialis Lemovicensis” by charter dated 17 Jun 1279[13].  A vidimus of the testament of Gaucelin de Châteauneuf, dated 1294, is shown in a charter dated 1303 relating to the succession of Gaucelin and of Guy de Châteauneuf[14]

 

2.         GUY de Châteauneuf (-before 1303).  A vidimus of the testament of Gaucelin de Châteauneuf, dated 1294, is shown in a charter dated 1303 relating to the succession of Gaucelin and of Guy de Châteauneuf[15]

 

3.         PIERRE de Châteauneuf[-la-Forêt] (-before 1299).  m BOURGOGNE, daughter of ---.  Marion & Palvadeau name Dame Burgandie” as the wife of “le chevalier Pierre de Châteauneuf” but do not cite the primary source on which the information is based[16].  Pierre & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         PIERRE de Châteauneuf[-la-Forêt] (-after Sep 1299).  “Pierre de Châteauneuf archidiacre de la cathédrale de Limoges, fils d’autre Pierre de Châteauneuf chevalier de bonne mémoire” granted “toute la terre de Linars...” to “Golfier de Lastours chevalier son neveu” under his testament dated “le mardi après l’octave de Saint Michel” 1299[17]

b)         [daughter .  Her possible parentage and marriage are suggested by a charter dated “le jeudi avant la Sainte Catherine” (25 Nov) 1308 which records an agreement between “Pierre de Pierre-Buffière seigneur de Châteauneuf damoiseau” and “Golfier de Lastours écuyer seigneur de Linars” concerning “[le] bois de Beaumaneix[18], which could explain the transmission of Châteauneuf to her presumed son.  m --- de Pierre-Buffière, son of ---.] 

c)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated “le mardi après l’octave de Saint Michel” 1299 under which “Pierre de Châteauneuf archidiacre de la cathédrale de Limoges, fils d’autre Pierre de Châteauneuf chevalier de bonne mémoire” granted “toute la terre de Linars...” to “Golfier de Lastours chevalier son neveu[19]m RANULPHE de Lastours, son of ---. 

4.         PIERRE de Châteauneuf (-after Dec 1311).  "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier" transferred property to "Jean Fricondel" in exchange for property "sous certaines charges...de Pierre de Chateauneuf et de Foucaud de Chabanès chevaliers" by charter dated early Dec 1311[20].  It is not known whether he was the same person as Pierre de Pierre-Buffière, who was recorded as seigneur de Châteauneuf-la-Forêt. 

 

5.         JEAN de Châteauneuf ([1290/1300]-after 16 May 1316).  The testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, ordered that “Perrin d’Arnalhac son neveu (and in default “Jean de Châteauneuf chevalier...”)” should be made a knight to undertake “le voyage d’outre-mer” should he be unable to make the journey himself[21]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    VICOMTES de COMBORN

 

 

ARCHAMBAUD de Turenne, son of EBLES [I] Vicomte de Turenne & his [first/second] wife [Beatrix de Normandie/Petronille ---] (-killed in battle Feb ----, before 1038).  "Ebolus vicecomes et Guillelmus et Arcambaldus filii eius, Guido vicecomes, Arcambaldus de Bochiaco, Berlandus et Ramnulfus fratres eius" witnessed the charter dated to [990/1014] under which "Ebolus de Terracio" {Terrasson, Dordogne} donated "silvam d’Espartiniæ" to Uzerche[22]Vicomte de Comborn.  "Archambaldi vicecomitis" claimed a serf from Uzerche by charter dated to [1003/36], signed by "Eboli fratris sui, Rotberti fratris sui, Rotbergæ uxoris eius, Archambaldi filii sui…"[23]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Ebalus vicecomes nobilis", subscribed by "Arcambaldi filii ipsius Ebali", dated to [1014/22][24].  "Ebolus vicecomes et uxor mea Petronilla" donated "ecclesia…a Belmont" to Uzerche by charter dated 1030, witnessed by "Guillelmus filius eius, Archambaldus filius eius, Ebolus filius eius, Rotbertus filius eius…"[25].  "Eboli vicecomitis, Willelmi filii sui, Archambaldi filii sui, Geraldi filii sui" witnessed a charter dated to [1030] under which "Emelde" donated "villæ de Trasmon" to Uzerche[26]

m (before [1030]) ROTBURGE de Rochechouart, daughter of AIMERY [II] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Ermesende de Chamagnat (-[1099 or after]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Rotberga sorore Vicecomitis de Rupecavardi" as wife of "Archimbaldus qui vindicavit patrem et occidit fratrem"[27]"Archambaldi vicecomitis" claimed a serf from Uzerche by charter dated to [1003/36], signed by "Eboli fratris sui, Rotberti fratris sui, Rotbergæ uxoris eius, Archambaldi filii sui…"[28]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Archambaldus et frater meus Ebalus et mater nostra Rotberga" made "pro anima patris nostri Archambaldi qui gladio corruit in die sepultaræ eius" dated Feb [1059] subscribed by "vicecomitum de Comborn Archambaldi, Ebali et Bernardi et Rotberganæ matre eorum"[29].  "Rotberga vicecomitissa, uxor Arcambaldi vicecomitis, cum filiis meis Arcambaldo et Ebolo atque Bernardo" donated "duo mansi…al Maisil in parrochia Sancti Pardulfi de Ortegeiras" to Uzerche by charter dated 7 Jan 1068[30]"Vicecomes Arcambaldus" donated "ecclesiam de Maismac" to Uzerche, with the consent of "mater mea Rotberga et Ermengardis uxor quondam mea, fraterque meus Bernardus et filius meus Ebolus" but excluding "frater meus Ebolus" who withheld his consent, by charter dated 3 Feb 1085[31]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Rotberga vicecomitissa" dated 1088 which also names "filio suo Bernardo"[32].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Rotberga vicecomitissa" dated 1099 which also names "Bernardus vicecomes filius suus" and "filiis suis Ebalo et Bernardo"[33]

Vicomte Archambaud & his wife had five children: 

1.         ARCHAMBAUD de Comborn (-shortly after Mar 1086, bur Uzerche).  "Archambaldi vicecomitis" claimed a serf from Uzerche by charter dated to [1003/36], signed by "Eboli fratris sui, Rotberti fratris sui, Rotbergæ uxoris eius, Archambaldi filii sui…"[34]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Archambaldum, Ebolum atque Bernardum" as children of "Archimbaldus qui vindicavit patrem et occidit fratrem" and his wife "Rotberga sorore Vicecomitis de Rupecavardi", adding that they divided their territories between them, Archambaud taking "castrum de Comborno", and commenting in a later passage that Archambaud was buried "apud Userchiam"[35]Vicomte de Comborn.  "Arcambaldus vicecomes, Bernardus frater eius, Boso de Corpso, Hugo nepos eius" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1050][36]A charter dated Apr 1059 records the absolution of "Archambaldi vicecomitis, Eboli et Bernardi fratrum eius", and names "quorum pater Archambaldus"[37].  "Arcambaldus vicecomes et Ebolus frater meus et Boso consanguineus meus et Bernardus frater meus" donated property "in villa…Virola" to Uzerche by charter dated 1062[38]"Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated "ecclesia de Favars" previously held by "Guidone del Lastors et…Engelsiane…fœmina, quæ fuit filia Ugonis de Malemort" for the souls of "fratribus meis Petro et Martino, Rannulfo et Geraldo et Bernardo" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072], which names "Archambaldi vicecomitis, fratrisque sui Eboli atque Bernardi", the same charter referring to a similar donation by "Guido filius Guidonis del Lastors et Gerardus frater meus et mater nostra Agnes" with "alio fratre nostro Gulferio" with the advice of "iamdictæ Engelsianæ", subscribed by "Guidonis et Archambaldi del Lastors"[39]"Rotberga vicecomitissa, uxor Arcambaldi vicecomitis, cum filiis meis Arcambaldo et Ebolo atque Bernardo" donated "duo mansi…al Maisil in parrochia Sancti Pardulfi de Ortegeiras" to Uzerche by charter dated 7 Jan 1068[40]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Arcambaldus vicecomes de Comborn" dated May [1085] subscribed by "Ebali vicecomitis de Ventedorn fratris sui, Bernardi Bellimontis fratris sui, Bosoni vicecomitis de Torenna consanguinei sui"[41].  "Vicecomes Arcambaldus" donated "ecclesiam de Maismac" to Uzerche, with the consent of "mater mea Rotberga et Ermengardis uxor quondam mea, fraterque meus Bernardus et filius meus Ebolus" but excluding "frater meus Ebolus" who withheld his consent, by charter dated 3 Feb 1085[42]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Archambaldus vicecomes frater Ebali et Bernardi" dated early Mar 1086 which also names "filio suo Ebalo"[43]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 3 Feb 1085).  "Vicecomes Arcambaldus" donated "ecclesiam de Maismac" to Uzerche, with the consent of "mater mea Rotberga et Ermengardis uxor quondam mea, fraterque meus Bernardus et filius meus Ebolus" but excluding "frater meus Ebolus" who withheld his consent, by charter dated 3 Feb 1085[44]Archambaud & his wife had one child: 

a)         EBLES de Comborn (-after 1086).  "Vicecomes Arcambaldus" donated "ecclesiam de Maismac" to Uzerche, with the consent of "mater mea Rotberga et Ermengardis uxor quondam mea, fraterque meus Bernardus et filius meus Ebolus" but excluding "frater meus Ebolus" who withheld his consent, by charter dated 3 Feb 1085[45]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ebolum" as son of "Archambaldus [dominus]…Combornense castrum, frater Eboli atque Bernardi", adding that, although a boy, he was approaching the age of knighthood when his father died but that eventually he was exiled[46]

2.         EBLES de Comborn (-1095)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Archambaldum, Ebolum atque Bernardum" as children of "Archimbaldus qui vindicavit patrem et occidit fratrem" and his wife "Rotberga sorore Vicecomitis de Rupecavardi", adding that they divided their territories between them, Ebles taking "castrum de…Ventadour"[47]Vicomte de Ventadour.  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Ebalo de Ventedor vicecomiti et fratri germano Archambaldi vicecomitis de Combor" dated [1035][48]

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3.         BERNARD de Comborn The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Archambaldum, Ebolum atque Bernardum" as children of "Archimbaldus qui vindicavit patrem et occidit fratrem" and his wife "Rotberga sorore Vicecomitis de Rupecavardi", adding that they divided their territories between them, Bernard taking "unusquisque viginti mansos…ecclesiam de Belmond", and commenting in a later passage that Ebles left Comborn to Bernard after their brother Archambaud died[49].  "Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated "ecclesia de Favars" previously held by "Guidone del Lastors et…Engelsiane…fœmina, quæ fuit filia Ugonis de Malemort" for the souls of "fratribus meis Petro et Martino, Rannulfo et Geraldo et Bernardo" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072], which names "Archambaldi vicecomitis, fratrisque sui Eboli atque Bernardi"[50]Vicomte de Comborn

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4.         AGNES de Comborn (-after 1092).  "Soror…Archambaldi vicecomitis, Agnes de Bren" is named in the charter dated to [1082/88] in which "Geraldo de Fraitet et nepote meo Bernardo de Bren" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois[51].  "Agnès de Bré" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois for the souls of "viri mei Petri de Bré et…fratris mei Archambaldi vicecomitis" with the consent of "Petrus de Bré vir eius et filii Otto Bernardus et Petrus de Bré" by charter dated to [1092/1110][52].  "Agnes uxor Petri de Bre, soror Archambaldi vicecomitis, et Eboli ac Bernardo", on her deathbed, donated "mansum in villa del Mon" and other properties to Uzerche by undated charter, signed by "Otto Bernars, Petrus de Bre filii sui…Guido de Bre…"[53]m PIERRE de Bré, son of ---.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

a)         OTTO BERNARD de Bré (-after [1101/04]).  "…filii Otto Bernardus et Petrus de Bré" consented to the donation by "Agnès de Bré" to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1092/1110][54].  "Agnes uxor Petri de Bre, soror Archambaldi vicecomitis, et Eboli ac Bernardo", on her deathbed, donated "mansum in villa del Mon" and other properties to Uzerche by undated charter, signed by "Otto Bernars, Petrus de Bre filii sui…Guido de Bre…"[55]"Otto Bernardus et Petrus frater meus Breenenses principes" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1101/04][56].  "Hoto Bernardus et uxor eius Peitavina" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1111/24][57]m PEITAVINA, daughter of ---.  "Hoto Bernardus et uxor eius Peitavina" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1111/24][58]

b)         PIERRE de Bré (-after [1101/04]).  "…filii Otto Bernardus et Petrus de Bré" consented to the donation by "Agnès de Bré" to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1092/1110][59].  "Agnes uxor Petri de Bre, soror Archambaldi vicecomitis, et Eboli ac Bernardo", on her deathbed, donated "mansum in villa del Mon" and other properties to Uzerche by undated charter, signed by "Otto Bernars, Petrus de Bre filii sui…Guido de Bre…"[60]"Otto Bernardus et Petrus frater meus Breenenses principes" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1101/04][61]

 

 

BERNARD de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [II] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Rotburga de Rochechouart (-[1116/17] or after)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Archambaldum, Ebolum atque Bernardum" as children of "Archimbaldus qui vindicavit patrem et occidit fratrem" and his wife "Rotberga sorore Vicecomitis de Rupecavardi", adding that they divided their territories between them, Bernard taking "unusquisque viginti mansos…ecclesiam de Belmond", and commenting in a later passage that Ebles left Comborn to Bernard after their brother Archambaud died[62]"Arcambaldus vicecomes, Bernardus frater eius, Boso de Corpso, Hugo nepos eius" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1050][63]A charter dated Apr 1059 records the absolution of "Archambaldi vicecomitis, Eboli et Bernardi fratrum eius", and names "quorum pater Archambaldus"[64].  "Arcambaldus vicecomes et Ebolus frater meus et Boso consanguineus meus et Bernardus frater meus" donated property "in villa…Virola" to Uzerche by charter dated 1062[65]"Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated "ecclesia de Favars" previously held by "Guidone del Lastors et…Engelsiane…fœmina, quæ fuit filia Ugonis de Malemort" for the souls of "fratribus meis Petro et Martino, Rannulfo et Geraldo et Bernardo" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072], which names "Archambaldi vicecomitis, fratrisque sui Eboli atque Bernardi"[66]"Rotberga vicecomitissa, uxor Arcambaldi vicecomitis, cum filiis meis Arcambaldo et Ebolo atque Bernardo" donated "duo mansi…al Maisil in parrochia Sancti Pardulfi de Ortegeiras" to Uzerche by charter dated 7 Jan 1068[67]"Vicecomes Arcambaldus" donated "ecclesiam de Maismac" to Uzerche, with the consent of "mater mea Rotberga et Ermengardis uxor quondam mea, fraterque meus Bernardus et filius meus Ebolus" but excluding "frater meus Ebolus" who withheld his consent, by charter dated 3 Feb 1085[68]Vicomte de Comborn.  The dating clause of a charter of Uzerche dated to [1086/96] names "Eboli vicecomitis, Bernardi fratris eius"[69].  "Ebolus vicecomes, Aalmodis uxor eius, filii Archambaldus et Ebolus, Geraldo abbate, Bernardus vicecomes frater predicti Eboli" are named in a charter of Uzerche dated to [1094][70]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Bernardus vicecomes" dated 28 Dec 1103[71].  "Bernardus vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1101/04] which names "filius meus Archembaldus"[72].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Bernardus vicecomes de Comborn et uxor mea Petronilla de Turre" dated 1112[73].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Bernardus vicecomes…propter animam nepotis sui Ebali" which names "mater sua Rotberga" and subscribed by "domno abate Willelmo nepote suo", undated but dated to end 1111 or early 1112[74].  "Mauricius abbas Solunniacensis" noted the donation of "Ventiodorensi monasterio" by "Bernardus vicecomes de Conborn" to Cluny by charter dated 17 Apr 1116[75].  "Bernardus vicecomes et Archenbaldus filius meus" donated "boscum qui Amanzenas nominatur" to Cluny by charter dated [1116/17][76].  "Bernardus vicecomes", before leaving for Rome, donated "alodo meo…La Valiada" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…fratrisque mei Arcambaldi", by charter dated to [1108/19][77]

m firstly (1068 or before, [repudiated before 1112]) ERMENGARDE [Garcilla], daughter of HUGUES Garcinus de Corson & his wife Aina de Barmont (-after 23 May 1129).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "filia magni viri de Corso…Hugo Garcini…Garcilla" as wife of "Bernardus", recording that she was captured by her husband's nephew Ebles[78].  An undated charter records that "Bernardus vicecomes" married "filiam Hugonis de Corpso…filius…Petri [de Corpso]" who had earlier donated "manso de Marliac" to Uzerche[79].  "Ermengardis vicecomitissa uxor Bernardi vicecomitis" donated one quarter of property "in ipso manso Montecenso" inherited from "patris sui Hugonis de Corpso", for the souls of "patris suo Hugonis de Corpso…et…matris suæ Aine de Barmont", by charter dated 1068[80].  "Arcambaldus vicecomes, Bernardus frater eius, Boso de Corpso, Hugo nepos eius" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1050][81].  "Archambaldus vicecomes" confirmed the donation to Uzerche by "mater sua Ermengardis" by charter dated 23 May 1129, signed by "ipsa matre eius…Beatrice sorore sua"[82]The charter dated 1112, naming her husband with another wife, suggests that Ermengarde was repudiated before this date. 

m secondly (1112 or before) PETRONILLE de Tour, daughter of ---.  "Bernardus vicecomes de Comborn et uxor mea Petronilla de Turre" donated property to Tulle, with the consent of "Archambaldo vicecomite filio meo", by charter dated 1112[83]According to Baluze, she was the daughter of Gérard de Tour but the documents which he quotes do not confirm the connection[84]

Vicomte Bernard [I] & his first wife had three children: 

1.         ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" de Comborn (-[1147] or after, bur Tulle)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Archambaudus" as son of "Bernardus" and his wife Garcilla, stating that he had a long beard into old age[85]"Bernardus vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1101/04] which names "filius meus Archembaldus"[86]Vicomte de Comborn.  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Arcambaldus vicecomes filius Bernardi" dated 18 Mar 1103[87].  "Bernardus vicecomes et Archenbaldus filius meus" donated "boscum qui Amanzenas nominatur" to Cluny by charter dated [1116/17][88].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Bernardus vicecomes cum consilio…filii mei Arcambaldi" dated 18 May 1119[89].  "Archambaldus vicecomes filius ipsius Bernardi" confirmed his father's donation of property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1119/40][90].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Archambaldus vicecomes filius Bernardi" dated 1121[91]"Ademarus Lemovicensis vicecomes et…Archambaudus vicecomes de Comborn et …Brunicens uxor eius et filia supradicti Ademari" donated property "in manso Motario" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1121/38][92]"Archambaldus vicecomes" confirmed the donation to Uzerche by "mater sua Ermengardis" by charter dated 23 May 1129, signed by "ipsa matre eius…Beatrice sorore sua"[93]"Ademarus vicecomes et Archembaldus pater eius" witnessed the charter dated to [1138/48] in which "vicecomitibus Ademaro…et Guidone fratre eius" confirmed the donation of property in "mansi Comborn" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by "Petrus de Montlavini"[94]m HUMBERGE [Brunissent] de Limoges, daughter of ADEMAR [III] "le Barbu" Comte de Limoges & his first wife ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis, qui Cluniaco Monachus obiit, ex baptismo Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur" as wife of "Archambaldus", specifying that she was heiress to Limoges after the death of her two brothers[95]"Archambaldus vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois for the soul of "patre suo Bernardo vicecomite" with the consent of "sue uxore Brunissen" by charter dated to [1119/24][96]"Ademarus Lemovicensis vicecomes et…Archambaudus vicecomes de Comborn et …Brunicens uxor eius et filia supradicti Ademari" donated property "in manso Motario" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1121/38][97]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated property to Cluny by charter dated 1138, subscribed by "Archimbaldus vicecomes et uxor eius, filia predicti vicecomitis"[98].  Vicomte Archambaud [IV] & his wife had ten children: 

a)         GUY (-Antioch 1148)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena"[99]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1138/48] in which "vicecomitibus Ademaro…et Guidone fratre eius" confirmed the donation of property in "mansi Comborn" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by "Petrus de Montlavini" by charter dated to [1138/48], witnessed by "Ademarus vicecomes et Archembaldus pater eius"[100].  Vicomte de Limoges"Guido et Ademarus fratres vicecomites Lemovicenses" confirmed donations of property by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis avus noster" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1139/48][101]Louis VII King of France confirmed him in 1141 as Duke of Aquitaine.  He joined the crusade in 1147. 

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b)         ADEMAR (-Limoges 1148)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena"[102]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1138/48] in which "vicecomitibus Ademaro…et Guidone fratre eius" confirmed the donation of property in "mansi Comborn" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by "Petrus de Montlavini" by charter dated to [1138/48], witnessed by "Ademarus vicecomes et Archembaldus pater eius"[103]Vicomte de Limoges"Guido et Ademarus fratres vicecomites Lemovicenses" confirmed donations of property by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis avus noster" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1139/48][104]Louis VII King of France confirmed him in 1141 as Duke of Aquitaine. 

-        VICOMTE de LIMOGES

c)         ARCHAMBAUD [V] (-[1184/87])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena"[105]Vicomte de Comborn

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d)         PIERRE AssaillitThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem"[106]

e)         HELIE de Bordella (-bur Tulle).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena"[107]m ROTBERGE de Pairac, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not yet been identified. 

f)          BERNARDThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena"[108]Deacon at Saint-Iriex 1147. 

g)         MELISENDEThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena", adding that Melisende married "Hugoni Cabilonensi" by whom she had "filiam unam"[109]m HUGUES de Chalon, son of ---. 

h)         BEATRIX The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena", adding that Beatrix married firstly "Gaucelino de Petra-Bufferia" by whom she had "Gaucelinum et Petronillam" and secondly "Helia" by whom she had "Heliam et Guidonis Flamenc"[110]m firstly ([1120/25]) GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière, son of PIERRE de Pierre-Buffière & his wife ---.  m secondly HELIE, son of ---. 

i)          ALMODIE (-[1165] before 28 Aug, bur Arnaco)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena", adding that Almodie married "Oliverio de Turribus" by whom she had "Gulpherium"[111].  Another passage in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Almode filia Archambaldi Barbati vicecomitis de Comborn" as wife of "Oliverius"[112].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death of "Almodis uxor Oliverii de Turribus" and her burial "V Kal Sep Arnaco", dated to [1165] from the context[113]m OLIVIER de Lastours, son of GOUFFIER [I] de Lastours & his wife Agnes d'Aubusson (-Jerusalem 18 Mar 1180). 

j)          HELENEThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena", adding that Helene married "Bertranno de Cardaillac" by whom she had "Hugonem et alios plures"[114]m BERTRAND de Cadaillac, son of ---. 

k)         MARIEThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena", adding that Almodie married "Oliverio de Turribus" by whom she had "Gulpherium"[115]Abbess of Notre-Dame de la Règle de Limoges 1165. 

2.         EBLES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [1119/39]. 

3.         BEATRIX (-after 23 May 1129).  "Archambaldus vicecomes" confirmed the donation to Uzerche by "mater sua Ermengardis" by charter dated 23 May 1129, signed by "ipsa matre eius…Beatrice sorore sua"[116]

 

 

ARCHAMBAUD [V] de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges [1184/87])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena"[117]Vicomte de Comborn"Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn et…Johanna uxor eius et…Archambaldus filius eorum" granted exemptions from taxes to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 24 Nov 1178[118].  His date of death is fixed by a charter dated 1187 under which his sons "Archambaut et Assaillit" donated property for their father's soul[119]

m JORDANA de Périgord, daughter of BOSON [IV] Comte de Périgord & his wife Contors ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Jordana filia Bosonis Petragoricensis Comitis" as wife of "Combornensi…Archambaldus"[120].  "Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn et…Johanna uxor eius et…Archambaldus filius eorum" granted exemptions from taxes to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 24 Nov 1178[121]

Vicomte Archambaud [V] & his wife had nine children: 

1.         HELIE (-[1184/87])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Heliam, Archambaldum et Petrum Assaillit Clericum" as children of "Combornensi…Archambaldus" and his wife "Jordana filia Bosonis Petragoricensis Comitis"[122]"Helias viceomes filius prædicti Archambaldi vicecomitis" confirmed the exemption from taxes granted by "Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn et…Johanna uxor eius et…Archambaldus filius eorum" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 28 May [1179][123].  He and his father guaranteed a donation by charter dated 1184[124].  His date of death is fixed by a charter dated 1187 under which "Archambaut et Assaillit" donated property for their father's soul[125]m (before 1184) CONTORS de Turenne, daughter of RAYMOND [II] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Hélie de Castelnau.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "filiam Raymundi Vicecomitis de Torenna…Contors" as wife of "Heliam", son of "Archambaldus"[126]

2.         ARCHAMBAUD [VI] (-1229 or after)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Heliam, Archambaldum et Petrum Assaillit Clericum" as children of "Combornensi…Archambaldus" and his wife "Jordana filia Bosonis Petragoricensis Comitis"[127].  "Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn et…Johanna uxor eius et…Archambaldus filius eorum" granted exemptions from taxes to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 24 Nov 1178[128]Vicomte de Comborn"Archambaudus vicecomes de Comborn" donated property "in manso Urbert" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 8 Jan 1196[129].  "Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn" recorded the burial "apud Obazinam" of "dominam Guischardam uxorem nostram" by charter dated May 1221[130].  A monumental inscription records the deaths of “dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et dominus Archambaldus filius domini Bernardi et domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi et dominus Guido filius domini Archambaldi[131]m ([1184/87]) GUICHARDE, daughter of --- (-before May 1219, bur Tulle).  The precise parentage of Guicharde is not known but, as explained in BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY, it is most likely that she was the daughter of one of the siblings of Humbert [IV] de Beaujeu, Pontia the first wife of Guillaume [IV] Comte de Vienne et de Mâcon being the most likely possibility.  "Domini Vicardi Bellijoci " drew up a first testament dated to [1195], when he was unmarried, leaving Beaujeu to his (unnamed) sister and Bugey ("terram de Beuzeis") to "Vicardo, filio domine Vicarde"[132].  "Guichardus Belli Joci dominus" names "Guicharda consanguinea nostra" in his second testament dated 18 Sep 1216, when recording his agreement with her that Bugey should be left to the testator's third son instead of to Guicharde (hinting at the earlier testament dated to [1195] under which the testator left the territory to Guicharde's son)[133]"Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn" recorded the burial "apud Obazinam" of "dominam Guischardam uxorem nostram" by charter dated May 1221[134]A charter dated Oct 1246 records an agreement between "Bernardus de Comborn" and Humbert [V] Seigneur de Beaujeu, relating to Bernard's rights "in terra et baronia Bellijoci ex parte dominæ Guichardæ quondam matris nostræ" granted to "Archambaldo…vicecomiti de Comborn patri nostro" by "dominus Guichardus de Bellojoco quondam pater ipsius Humberti"[135]Her marriage is dated from her absence from the original text of the Chronique de Geoffroy de Vigeois, which is dated to [1184][136].  Vicomte Archambaud [VI] & his wife had two children: 

a)         BERNARD [II] (-after Aug 1256)A monumental inscription records the deaths of “dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et dominus Archambaldus filius domini Bernardi et domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi et dominus Guido filius domini Archambaldi[137]Vicomte de Comborn.  A charter dated Oct 1246 records an agreement between "Bernardus de Comborn" and Humbert [V] Seigneur de Beaujeu, relating to Bernard's rights "in terra et baronia Bellijoci ex parte dominæ Guichardæ quondam matris nostræ" granted to "Archambaldo…vicecomiti de Comborn patri nostro" by "dominus Guichardus de Bellojoco quondam pater ipsius Humberti"[138]m (Aug 1207) MARGUERITE de Turenne, daughter of [BOSON [III] de Turenne & his wife ---] (-after 1267).  A late-13th/early 14th century monument names "dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et…domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi…"[139].  A monumental inscription records the deaths of “dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et dominus Archambaldus filius domini Bernardi et domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi et dominus Guido filius domini Archambaldi[140]A decision of the Paris parliament dated 1267 confirmed their inheritance to “la vicomtesse de Comborn et Delphine de Rochafolio sœurs” against “le vicomte de Turenne[141].  Bernard [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ARCHAMBAUD [VII] (-1277).  A late-13th/early 14th century monument names "dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et dominus Archambaldus filius domini Bernardi et domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi et dominus Guido filius domini Archambaldi"[142]Vicomte de Comborn

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b)         GUICHARD (-after Jul 1248).  "Domini Vicardi Bellijoci" drew up a first testament dated to [1195], when he was unmarried, leaving Beaujeu to his (unnamed) sister and Bugey ("terram de Beuzeis") to "Vicardo, filio domine Vicarde"[143].  "Guichardus de Comborn filius quondam Archambaudi bonæ memoriæ vicecomitis de Comborn" reached agreement with "Humberto domino Bellijoci" regarding certain properties by charter dated Jul 1248[144]Seigneur de Chamberet. 

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3.         PIERREThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Heliam, Archambaldum et Petrum Assaillit Clericum" as children of "Combornensi…Archambaldus" and his wife "Jordana filia Bosonis Petragoricensis Comitis"[145]Monk. 

4.         ASSALIDE The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom "Assalida…Clara…Fina…Garcilla…Petronilla", specifying that Assalide married "Guidonem Vicecomitem de Albusso"[146]m GUY [I] Vicomte d'Aubusson, son of RAINAUD [V] "le Lépreux" Vicomte d'Aubusson & his wife Matebrune de Ventadour.  1174/1190. 

5.         CLAIREThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom "Assalida…Clara…Fina…Garcilla…Petronilla", specifying that Claire married "Petrum Bernard de la Percheria"[147]m PIERRE BERNARD de la Percherie, son of ---. 

6.         DELPHINEThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom "Assalida…Clara…Fina…Garcilla…Petronilla", specifying that Fina married "Radulfum de Escoralia"[148]m RAOUL d'Escourailles, son of ---. 

7.         GARCILLE The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom "Assalida…Clara…Fina…Garcilla…Petronilla", specifying that Garcilla married "Bertrandum filium Geraldi de Malamort"[149]m BERTRAND de Malemort, son of GERAUD de Malemort & his wife ---. 

8.         PETRONILLE The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom "Assalida…Clara…Fina…Garcilla…Petronilla", specifying that Petronille married "Gauberti de Malamort"[150]m GAUSBERT de Malemort, son of ---. 

9.         daughter .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom one is unnamed[151]

 

 

ARCHAMBAUD [VII] de Comborn, son of BERNARD [II] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Marguerite de Turenne (-1277).  A late-13th/early 14th century monument names "dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et dominus Archambaldus filius domini Bernardi et domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi et dominus Guido filius domini Archambaldi"[152]Vicomte de Comborn.  A monumental inscription records the deaths of “dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et dominus Archambaldus filius domini Bernardi et domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi et dominus Guido filius domini Archambaldi[153]

m firstly MARIE de Limoges, daughter of GUY [V] Vicomte de Limoges & his [second wife Ermengarde ---].  "Gui vicomte de Limoges" confirmed his previous donations to Notre-Dame de Dalon and those of "sa…mère Ermenjart", and adds a donation for the soul of "sa sœur Marie", by charter dated 29 Jul 1249[154]An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Maria, sorore Guidonis, vicecomitis Lemovicensis" married "Archambladus vicecomes Comborum", when recording the death of the latter in 1277 and the succession of "Guido primogenitus suus"[155]

m secondly (contract 12 Jan 1256) MARGUERITE de Pons, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Pons et de Montignac & his wife --- (-after 12 Nov 1306). 

Archambaud [VII] & his first wife had two children: 

1.         GUY de Comborn (-before 1284).  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Maria, sorore Guidonis, vicecomitis Lemovicensis" married "Archambladus vicecomes Comborum", when recording the death of the latter in 1277 and the succession of "Guido primogenitus suus"[156]Vicomte de Combornm firstly (before 1277) AMICE de Chabanais, daughter of ESCHIVAT de Chabanais & his wife ---.  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Archambladus vicecomes Comborum...Guido primogenitus suus" married firstly "Amissiam filiam Echivati de Cabanisio" during the lifetime of his father and after her death "Almodiam filiam Gaufredi de Thouvaz"[157]m secondly ALMODIS de Thouars, daughter of GEOFFROY de Thouars & his wife Marguerite de Tonnay-Charente.  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Archambladus vicecomes Comborum...Guido primogenitus suus" married firstly "Amissiam filiam Echivati de Cabanisio" during the lifetime of his father and after her death "Almodiam filiam Gaufredi de Thouvaz"[158].  Guy & his second wife had two children: 

a)         EUSTACHIE de Comborn (-[Feb 1298/23 Jan 1303])Vicomtesse de Combornm as his first wife, ESCHIVARD [IV] de Preuilly Seigneur de Preuilly, son of GEOFFROY [V] Seigneur de Preuilly & his wife Marguerite --- (-1320).  Vicomte de Comborn

b)         MARIE de Comborn (-after 4 Apr 1336).  Dame de Treignac.  m GUICHARD de Comborn Seigneur de Chamberet, son of HELIE de Comborn Seigneur de Chamberet & his wife Souveraine d’Aurillac (-[6 Jun 1319/19 Jan 1320]). 

2.         BRUNISSENDE de Comborn (-after 23 Aug 1295, bur Thiern Saint-Genese).  Dame de Peschadoires et de VoloreThe testament of "Brunicendis de Combornio domina Thierni et de Piscatoriis" is dated 23 Aug 1295 and names as her heirs "Guidonem dominum Thierni et Chatardum præpositum eiusdem loci liberos meos et Margaritam dominam de Buisseto filiam meam" and chooses burial "in ecclesia sancti Genesii Thiernensis, ubi est corpus domini Chatardi domini de Thierno quondam mariti mei"[159]m as his second wife, CHATARD Seigneur de Thiern, son of GUY [VI] Seigneur de Thiern & his wife Marquise de Forez (-before 1295, bur Thiern Saint-Genese). 

Archambaud [VIII] & his second wife had children: 

3.         BERNARD [III] de Comborn (-[15 May/3 Dec] 1320).  Seigneur de Beaumont.  Vicomte de Comborn 1313.  m BLANCHE de Ventadour, daughter of EBLES de Ventadour Seigneur de Douzenac & his wife Galiène de Malemort (-after 1334).  Bernard [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         ARCHAMBAUD [VIII] de Comborn (-[1367/20 Mar 1368]).  Vicomte de Comborn 1334.  m ---.  The name of Archambaud’s wife is not known.  Archambaud [VIII] & his wife had children: 

i)          ARCHAMBAUD [IX] de Comborn ([1331]-after 15 Mar 1380)Vicomte de CombornHe sold Comborn in 1379 to his cousin Guichard de Comborn Seigneur de Treignac.  m (contract 13 Nov 1341) MARIE de Chalus-Marche, daughter of AMBLARD de Chalus-Marche & his wife Agnes de Naillac (-after 20 Mar 1368). 

 

 

GUICHARD de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [VI] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Guicharde --- (-after Jul 1248).  "Domini Vicardi Bellijoci" drew up a first testament dated to [1195], when he was unmarried, leaving Beaujeu to his (unnamed) sister and Bugey ("terram de Beuzeis") to "Vicardo, filio domine Vicarde"[160].  "Guichardus de Comborn filius quondam Archambaudi bonæ memoriæ vicecomitis de Comborn" reached agreement with "Humberto domino Bellijoci" regarding certain properties by charter dated Jul 1248[161]Seigneur de Chamberet. 

m MATHE de la Marche, daughter of HYMBERT de la Marche & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.

Guichard & his wife had children: 

1.         HELIE de Comborn (-before 27 Jul 1270, bur Donzy Franciscans).  Seigneur de Chamberet.  m ([1262]) SOUVERAINE d’Aurillac, daughter of --- (-after 27 Jul 1270, bur Donzy Franciscans).  Hélie & his wife had children: 

a)         GUICHARD de Comborn (-[6 Jun 1319/19 Jan 1320]).  Seigneur de Chamberet.  Seigneur de Treignac.  m MARIE de Comborn Dame de Treignac, daughter of GUY Vicomte de Comborn & his second wife Almodis de Thouars (-after 4 Apr 1336).  Guichard & his wife had children: 

i)          JEAN dit GUICHARD de Comborn (-[before 24 Oct 1346]).  Seigneur de Treignac.  m (contract 26 Dec 1311) BLANCHE de Ventadour, daughter of EBLES [VIII] Vicomte de Ventadour & his wife Marguerite de Montpensier (-after 1366).  Jean/Guichard & his wife had children: 

(a)       GUICHARD de Comborn (-[1366/67]).  A charter dated 1351 records that “domina Augi, Guichardus de Comborino dominus de Piseia et Droco de Melloto milites“ claimed to be (“se dicentes heredis“) to property in Auvergne of “defunctæ Ioannæ comitissæ Drocensis filiæ Petri comitis Drocensis[162]Seigneur de Treignac.  m firstly (Saint-André-lès-Avignon, near Villeneuve-lès-Avignon {Gard} 20 Jan 1342) HELIE de Besse, daughter of GUILLAUME de Besse & his wife Almodis Rogier.  m secondly (1364) JEANNE de Naillac, daughter of --- (-20 Feb 1392).  Guichard & his first wife had one child: 

(1)       GUICHARD de Comborn (-[30 Aug 1412/1415]).  Seigneur de Treignac.  Vicomte de Comborn 1379. 

-         VICOMTES de COMBORN[163]

ii)         MATHE de Comborn (-1367 or after).  Dame de Claviers.  m firstly (contract 20 Nov 1314) EBLES [IX] Vicomte de Ventadour, son of EBLES [VIII] Vicomte de Ventadour & his wife Marguerite de Montpensier (-[1325/29]).  m secondly BRUN Seigneur de Claviers, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    SEIGNEURS de LA ROCHE-SAINT-MAUR

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         GUITARD [I] de la Roche (-after May [960]).  "Witardus de Roca et uxor mea Gauzberga" donated property "in pago Lemovicino in vicaria Spaniacensi in villa…Forcata Serra", next to land of "fratres mei Rannulfi", to Tulle Saint-Martin "Ademarus de Roca et frater suus Ugo et Unia mater eorum" by charter dated Mar 944[164].  "Witardus de Roca…et filius meus Ranulfus de Roca" donated property "in pago Lemovicino in vicaria Spaniacensi in villa…Lantornas" to Tulle Saint-Martin " by charter dated May [960][165]m GERBERGE, daughter of ---.  "Witardus de Roca et uxor mea Gauzberga" donated property "in pago Lemovicino in vicaria Spaniacensi in villa…Forcata Serra", next to land of "fratres mei Rannulfi", to Tulle Saint-Martin "Ademarus de Roca et frater suus Ugo et Unia mater eorum" by charter dated Mar 944[166].  An undated charter dated to [1010] records a donation to Tulle Saint-Martin by "Ramnulfus de Roca" and refers to an earlier donation by "Girberga mater mea"[167].  Guitard [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RANULFE [II] de la Roche (-after [1010]).  "Witardus de Roca…et filius meus Ranulfus de Roca" donated property "in pago Lemovicino in vicaria Spaniacensi in villa…Lantornas" to Tulle Saint-Martin " by charter dated May [960][168].  An undated charter dated to [1010] records a donation to Tulle Saint-Martin by "Ramnulfus de Roca" and refers to an earlier donation by "Girberga mater mea"[169]

2.         RANULFE [I] de la Roche"Witardus de Roca et uxor mea Gauzberga" donated property "in pago Lemovicino in vicaria Spaniacensi in villa…Forcata Serra", next to land of "fratres mei Rannulfi", to Tulle Saint-Martin "Ademarus de Roca et frater suus Ugo et Unia mater eorum" by charter dated Mar 944[170]

 

 

1.         GUITARD [II] de la RocheThe parentage of Guitard [II] has not been confirmed in the primary sources so far consulted.  However, the chronology of the family suggests that he was the son of Ranulfe [II].  m ---.  The name of Guitard’s wife is not known.  Guitard & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADEMAR de la Roche (-[1060]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1060] under which his wife "Fareldis uxor Ademari de Roca (filii Witardi)…filia Ramnulfi vicecomitis Albuciensis…Cabridelli" donated property to Tulle Saint-Martin[171]m FARELDIS, daughter of RANULPHE "Cabridellus" Vicomte d’Aubusson & his wife Aina de Turenne (-after [1060]).  "Fareldis uxor Ademari de Roca…filia Ranulfi Cabridelli vicecomitis Albuciensis" donated property "mansum a Senrue et alium dimidium de Lavaur" to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated to [1060], witnessed by "Fulconis de Cannaco, Raymundi Botarii de Roca…"[172].  "Fareldis uxor Ademari de Roca (filii Witardi)…filia Ramnulfi vicecomitis Albuciensis…Cabridelli" donated property to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated to [1060][173].  Ademar & his wife had one child: 

i)          GERARD (-before 22 Apr 1109).  Seigneur de la Roche Saint-Maur {La Roche-Canillac, Corrèze}.  "Geraldus castri…Roca…miles" confirmed donations to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated 1088[174].  "Gerardus de Roca filius Ademari" donated property "in manso de Laval" to Tulle Saint-Martin, confirmed the date of his burial by "uxor sua et filii sui Ademarus de Roca et Hugo frater eius", by charter dated 22 Apr 1109[175]m UNIA, daughter of --- (-after 1114).  "Gerardus de Roca filius Ademari" donated property "in manso de Laval" to Tulle Saint-Martin, confirmed the date of his burial by "uxor sua et filii sui Ademarus de Roca et Hugo frater eius", by charter dated 22 Apr 1109[176].  A charter dated 1114 records donations to Tulle Saint-Martin by "Geraldus de Roca…Ademarus filius eius" and "Ademarus de Roca et frater suus Ugo et Unia mater eorum"[177].  Gérard & his wife had three children: 

(a)       ADEMAR .  "Gerardus de Roca filius Ademari" donated property "in manso de Laval" to Tulle Saint-Martin, confirmed the date of his burial by "uxor sua et filii sui Ademarus de Roca et Hugo frater eius", by charter dated 22 Apr 1109[178].  A charter dated 1114 records donations to Tulle Saint-Martin by "Geraldus de Roca…Ademarus filius eius" and "Ademarus de Roca et frater suus Ugo et Unia mater eorum"[179].  "Ademarus de Roca et frater eius Ugo" donated "duas borderias del Mas" to Tulle Saint-Martin, for "monachatu fratris sui Witardi de Roca, postea præpositi Tutelæ", by charter dated 1119[180]

(b)       HUGUES .  "Gerardus de Roca filius Ademari" donated property "in manso de Laval" to Tulle Saint-Martin, confirmed the date of his burial by "uxor sua et filii sui Ademarus de Roca et Hugo frater eius", by charter dated 22 Apr 1109[181].  A charter dated 1114 records donations to Tulle Saint-Martin by "Geraldus de Roca…Ademarus filius eius" and "Ademarus de Roca et frater suus Ugo et Unia mater eorum"[182].  "Ademarus de Roca et frater eius Ugo" donated "duas borderias del Mas" to Tulle Saint-Martin, for "monachatu fratris sui Witardi de Roca, postea præpositi Tutelæ", by charter dated 1119[183]

(c)       GUITARD .  "Ademarus de Roca et frater eius Ugo" donated "duas borderias del Mas" to Tulle Saint-Martin, for "monachatu fratris sui Witardi de Roca, postea præpositi Tutelæ", by charter dated 1119[184].  Monk at Tulle Saint-Martin. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    SEIGNEUR de LASTOURS

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de LASTOURS

 

 

1.         BOSON (-after 997).  "…Boso de Turre, Guido frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 997 under which "Boso comes" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "…fratris mei Gauberti"[185]

2.         GUY (-after 997).  "…Boso de Turre, Guido frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 997 under which "Boso comes" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "…fratris mei Gauberti"[186]

 

 

3.         GUY [I] "le Noir" de Lastours (-after 1025)Seigneur de Lastours, de Hautefort et de Terrasson.  "Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, with the consent of "…Guidone de Turribus…", by charter dated 1025[187]m ENGELSIAS de Malemort, daughter of HUGUES de Malemort & his wife --- (-29 Aug ----, bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Engalcias…filia principis Malmortensis castri, quæ S. Geraldi Aureliacensis ex nepte proneptis…" as the wife of "Guido de Turribus…cognominatus…Niger" recording that she became "Arnaco Monacha" and died "IV Kal Sep"[188]"Guido de Turribus et Ademarus de Leron pater meus et Ingalsias menna mea" donated property to Uzerche, for the soul of "Guidonis de Turribus avi mei", by charter dated 1061[189]"Guido del Lastors et fratres sui Geraldus et Golferius" donated "ecclesia de Favars", which was the hereditary property of "Engelsias, filia Ugonis de Malamort, et amita Guidonis qui fuit pater istius Guidonis", by charter dated May [1073/76][190].  Guy [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADELAIS de Lastours (-14 Jul ----, bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "filiam unicam Aolaars" (of Guy [I] & his wife), records her marriage to "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii, de qua genuit Guidonem", her death "II Id Jul" and burial "iuxta matrem"[191]m as his first wife, ADEMAR de Laron, son of ROGER de Laron & his wife ---.  Ademar & his wife had one child: 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de LASTOURS (LARON)

 

 

1.         ADEMAR de Laron (-before 996).  m ROCILE, daughter of --- (-before 996).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 996, after 23 Oct, under which her son "Rotgerius de Leron, uxor Vierna, Ademarus et Geraldus filii et frater meus Vivianus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Præjecti…et in Exandonensi mansum a Gorbas" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostræ Rocilæ", witnessed by "Geraldus frater"[192]Adémar & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         ROGER [I] de Laron (-after Sep 1048).  "Geraldus de Leron, cujus Rotgerius et Vivianus fratres" donated "mansum de Castanet in vicaria Auriacensi" to Uzerche by charter dated [25 Nov 999/24 Nov 1000][193].  "Rotgerius de Leron, uxor Vierna, Ademarus et Geraldus filii et frater meus Vivianus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Præjecti…et in Exandonensi mansum a Gorbas" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostræ Rocilæ", by charter dated 996, after 23 Oct, witnessed by "Geraldus frater"[194].  "Rotgerius et uxor eius Vierna, filii Ademarus, Geraldus, Guido, Geraldus" donated property "in parochia Sancti Pardulphi de Bonaval" to Uzerche by charter dated 1037[195].  "Rotgerius de Leron, Ademarus, Geraldus, iterum Geraldus et Guido fratres…" witnessed an undated charter of Uzerche[196].  It is assumed that "Rotgerius" was their father and not another brother.  "Rotgerius de Leron" donated "ecclesiam…a Millevaccas" to Uzerche by charter dated Sep 1048, witnessed by "Geraldus filius eius clericus, alii quoque filii eius Guido de Leron et Ademarus de Leron"[197]m VIERNE, daughter of --- (-after 1037).  "Rotgerius de Leron, uxor Vierna, Ademarus et Geraldus filii et frater meus Vivianus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Præjecti…et in Exandonensi mansum a Gorbas" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostræ Rocilæ", by charter dated 996, after 23 Oct, witnessed by "Geraldus frater"[198].  "Rotgerius et uxor eius Vierna, filii Ademarus, Geraldus, Guido, Geraldus" donated property "in parochia Sancti Pardulphi de Bonaval" to Uzerche by charter dated 1037[199].  The name of Roger’s wife is not known.  Roger & his wife had four children: 

i)          ADEMAR de Laron (-after 1061)"Rotgerius de Leron, uxor Vierna, Ademarus et Geraldus filii et frater meus Vivianus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Præjecti…et in Exandonensi mansum a Gorbas" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostræ Rocilæ", by charter dated 996, after 23 Oct, witnessed by "Geraldus frater"[200].  "Rotgerius de Leron, Ademarus, Geraldus, iterum Geraldus et Guido fratres…" witnessed an undated charter of Uzerche[201].  "Rotgerius et uxor eius Vierna, filii Ademarus, Geraldus, Guido, Geraldus" donated property "in parochia Sancti Pardulphi de Bonaval" to Uzerche by charter dated 1037[202].  "Rotgerius de Leron" donated "ecclesiam…a Millevaccas" to Uzerche by charter dated Sep 1048, witnessed by "Geraldus filius eius clericus, alii quoque filii eius Guido de Leron et Ademarus de Leron"[203]Aldeberti comiti, Willelmi comiti de Clarmont, Aldeberti Iambo, Ademari de Laron et fratri sui Guidoni...” witnessed the charter dated to 5 Aug [1047/50] under which “Petrus et frater meus Boso et nepos meus Boso” donated part of “silva Corpso” to Limoges Saint-Etienne[204]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii"[205]"Guido de Turribus et Ademarus de Leron pater meus et Ingalsias menna mea" donated property to Uzerche, for the soul of "Guidonis de Turribus avi mei", by charter dated 1061[206]m firstly ADELAIS de Lastours, daughter of GUY [I] de Lastours & his wife Engelsias de Malemort (-14 Jul ----, bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "filiam unicam Aolaars" (of Guy [I] & his wife), records her marriage to "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii, de qua genuit Guidonem", her death "II Id Jul" and burial "iuxta matrem"[207]m secondly ---, sister of ITHIER Chabot Bishop of Limoges, daughter of ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the second marriage of "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii" to "sororem Iterii episcopi Lemovicensis de qua…progenies Larumdensium dominorum"[208].  Ademar & his first wife had one child: 

(a)       GUY [II] de Lastours (-before Jun [1062/72], bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem" as son of "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii" & his first wife, stating that he was buried "Arnaco"[209]

-         see below

Ademar & his second wife had --- children: 

(b)       --- .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the second marriage of "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii" to "sororem Iterii episcopi Lemovicensis de qua…progenies Larumdensium dominorum"[210].  The names of Adémar’s children by his second marriage are not known.  However, the following charter names several nephews of Ithier Bishop of Limoges: Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[211]

ii)         GERAUD de Laron (-after 1067).  "Rotgerius de Leron, uxor Vierna, Ademarus et Geraldus filii et frater meus Vivianus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Præjecti…et in Exandonensi mansum a Gorbas" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostræ Rocilæ", by charter dated 996, after 23 Oct, witnessed by "Geraldus frater"[212].  "Rotgerius et uxor eius Vierna, filii Ademarus, Geraldus, Guido, Geraldus" donated property "in parochia Sancti Pardulphi de Bonaval" to Uzerche by charter dated 1037[213].  "Rotgerius de Leron, Ademarus, Geraldus, iterum Geraldus et Guido fratres…" witnessed an undated charter of Uzerche[214].  "Geraldus de Leront, filius Rotgerii" donated his part of "ecclesia Sancti Pardulfi de Bonaill et del Broil" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1067/97] which also records that "Petronilla uxor eius, filia Bernardi de Peirac" donated "masnum Foumaurell"[215]m PETRONILLE, daughter of BERNARD de Peirac & his wife ---.  "Geraldus de Leront, filius Rotgerii" donated his part of "ecclesia Sancti Pardulfi de Bonaill et del Broil" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1067/97] which also records that "Petronilla uxor eius, filia Bernardi de Peirac" donated "masnum Foumaurell"[216].  Géraud & his wife had three children: 

(a)       ROGER de Laron (-after [1108]).  "Rotgerius de Leron, Geraldus et Guido, filii Geraldi, filii Rotgerii" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1108][217].  "Rotgerius de Leront…filius Geraldi de Leront" confirmed the donation of "ecclesiam de Millevaccas" to Uzerche by "Rotgerius de Leront avus suus" by charter dated 26 Aug [1108][218]

(b)       GERAUD de Laron .  "Rotgerius de Leron, Geraldus et Guido, filii Geraldi, filii Rotgerii" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1108][219]

(c)       GUY de Laron .  "Rotgerius de Leron, Geraldus et Guido, filii Geraldi, filii Rotgerii" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1108][220]

iii)        GERAUD de Laron (-after Sep 1048).  "Rotgerius de Leron, Ademarus, Geraldus, iterum Geraldus et Guido fratres…" witnessed an undated charter of Uzerche[221].  "Rotgerius et uxor eius Vierna, filii Ademarus, Geraldus, Guido, Geraldus" donated property "in parochia Sancti Pardulphi de Bonaval" to Uzerche by charter dated 1037[222].  "Rotgerius de Leron" donated "ecclesiam…a Millevaccas" to Uzerche by charter dated Sep 1048, witnessed by "Geraldus filius eius clericus, alii quoque filii eius Guido de Leron et Ademarus de Leron"[223]

iv)       GUY de Laron (-[1088])His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated [1073/86] quoted below.  "Rotgerius de Leron, Ademarus, Geraldus, iterum Geraldus et Guido fratres…" witnessed an undated charter of Uzerche[224].  "Rotgerius et uxor eius Vierna, filii Ademarus, Geraldus, Guido, Geraldus" donated property "in parochia Sancti Pardulphi de Bonaval" to Uzerche by charter dated 1037[225].  "Rotgerius de Leron" donated "ecclesiam…a Millevaccas" to Uzerche by charter dated Sep 1048, witnessed by "Geraldus filius eius clericus, alii quoque filii eius Guido de Leron et Ademarus de Leron"[226]Aldeberti comiti, Willelmi comiti de Clarmont, Aldeberti Iambo, Ademari de Laron et fratri sui Guidoni...” witnessed the charter dated to 5 Aug [1047/50] under which “Petrus et frater meus Boso et nepos meus Boso” donated part of “silva Corpso” to Limoges Saint-Etienne[227]Bishop of Limoges [1073].  The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the burial in 1073 of “domino Itterio” and the appointment of “Guido de Leron nepos ipsius Itterii[228].  In this source “nepos” must be used in an extended sense as Guy was the brother of Adémar de Laron whose second wife was the sister of Bishop Ithier.  "Guido episcopus Lemovicensis" donated "mansum ad Clop in parochia Sancti Pardulfi de Bonnavall" to Uzerche, for the soul of "patris sui Rotgerii de Leront", by charter dated to [1073/86], witnessed by "Jordanus nepos eius"[229]The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the death in 1088 “vel circa” of “Guido episcopus[230]

v)        daughter .  An undated charter records that "Rotgerio de Leron…filiam eius" married "Hugone de Barmont", naming their children "filiam Petronillam…et filium Aimonum" with whom a dispute arose concerning "ecclesiam de Millevaccas"[231]m HUGUES de Barmont, son of ---. 

b)         VIVIAN de Laron (-after 999).  "Rotgerius de Leron, uxor Vierna, Ademarus et Geraldus filii et frater meus Vivianus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Præjecti…et in Exandonensi mansum a Gorbas" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostræ Rocilæ", by charter dated 996, after 23 Oct, witnessed by "Geraldus frater"[232].  "Geraldus de Leron, cujus Rotgerius et Vivianus fratres" donated "mansum de Castanet in vicaria Auriacensi" to Uzerche by charter dated [25 Nov 999/24 Nov 1000][233]

c)         GERAUD de Laron (-after 999).  "Geraldus de Leron, cujus Rotgerius et Vivianus fratres" donated "mansum de Castanet in vicaria Auriacensi" to Uzerche by charter dated [25 Nov 999/24 Nov 1000][234].  "Rotgerius de Leron, uxor Vierna, Ademarus et Geraldus filii et frater meus Vivianus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Præjecti…et in Exandonensi mansum a Gorbas" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostræ Rocilæ", by charter dated 996, after 23 Oct, witnessed by "Geraldus frater"[235]

d)         [JOURDAIN [de Laron] (-29 Oct 1051)Bishop of Limoges [1022].  The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the death of “domino Geraldo” in 1022 and the succession as bishop of “dominus Jordanus[236]Gallia Christiana calls him “Jordanus de Loron al. de Laron[237].  The primary source which confirms his family origin has not been identified.  If he was a member of the Laron family, from a chronological point of view he could have been the son of Adémar de Laron.  The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the death “IV Kal Nov” 1051 of “domino Jordano episcopo” and the election as bishop of “Itterius[238].] 

e)         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which her son "Gaucelinus de Petrabufferia…nepos Rotgerii et Geraldi [de Leron]" donated property "in manso de VillaPragol" to Uzerche[239].]  m PIERRE de Pierre-Buffière, son of --- (-before [1039]).] 

 

 

GUY [II] de Lastours, son of ADEMAR de Laron & his first wife Adelais de Lastours (-before Jun [1062/72], bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem" as son of "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii" & his first wife, stating that he was buried "Arnaco"[240]"Guido de Turribus et Ademarus de Leron pater meus et Ingalsias menna mea" donated property to Uzerche, for the soul of "Guidonis de Turribus avi mei", by charter dated 1061[241].  "Guido Turres...et uxor eius Agnes et filii eius Guido et Geraldus" donated the church of "Sancti…Vincinciani" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Guidonis avis sui et Ademari de Leron patris eius", by charter dated 1063[242]

m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after Jun [1062/72]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Agne sorore principis castri de Chamborn S. Valeriæ" as wife of "Guidonem", son of "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron"[243].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Jun [1062/1072] which records a donation by "Guido filius Guidonis del Lastors et Gerardus frater meus et mater nostra Agnes" with "alio fratre nostro Gulferio" with the advice of "iamdictæ Engelsianæ", subscribed by "Guidonis et Archambaldi del Lastors"[244]"Guido Turres...et uxor eius Agnes et filii eius Guido et Geraldus" donated the church of "Sancti…Vincinciani" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Guidonis avis sui et Ademari de Leron patris eius", by charter dated 1063[245]

Guy [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         GUY [III] de Lastours (-Jerusalem after [1092/1110]).  "Guido Turres...et uxor eius Agnes et filii eius Guido et Geraldus" donated the church of "Sancti…Vincinciani" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Guidonis avis sui et Ademari de Leron patris eius", by charter dated 1063[246]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Golferium" as sons of "Guidonem" & his wife, stating that Guy died in Jerusalem[247], presumably during the First Crusade but this is not specified in the document nor has any reference to his name been found in the sources which record the events of the crusade.  "Guido del Lastors et fratres sui Geraldus et Golferius" donated "ecclesia de Favars", which was the hereditary property of "Engelsias, filia Ugonis de Malamort, et amita Guidonis qui fuit pater istius Guidonis", by charter dated May [1073/76][248].  A charter dated Jun [1062/72] records a donation by "Guido filius Guidonis del Lastors et Gerardus frater meus et mater nostra Agnes" with "alio fratre nostro Gulferio" with the advice of "iamdictæ Engelsianæ", subscribed by "Guidonis et Archambaldi del Lastors"[249]"Wido de Turribus" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1092/1110][250]m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Guy [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         OLIVIER de Lastours (-killed in battle [Nov], after 1108, bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Oliverus" as son of "Guidonem", son of "Guidonem", stating that he was killed "apud Ayent castri Exandonensis" and buried "VIII Kal Dec Arnaco"[251].  A charter dated 17 Jan [1108/13] "Petrus Pipiola" bought property from "Widone de Bre" who granted it "cum filia sua" on leaving for Jerusalem to "Oliverio de Las Tors", who donated it to Uzerche[252]m as her first husband, STEPHAINE de Bré, daughter of GUY de Bré & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Geraldi Bernardi filius fuit Guido de Bré" and that the latter had "unicam filiam Stephanam uxorem Oliverii de Turribus et Guidonis Flamenc filii Heliæ"[253].  A charter dated 17 Jan [1108/13] "Petrus Pipiola" bought property from "Widone de Bre" who granted it "cum filia sua" on leaving for Jerusalem to "Oliverio de Las Tors", who donated it to Uzerche[254]She married secondly Guy Flamenc, son of Hélie. 

2.         GERARD [I] de Lastours (-after Jun [1062/72])"Guido Turres...et uxor eius Agnes et filii eius Guido et Geraldus" donated the church of "Sancti…Vincinciani" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Guidonis avis sui et Ademari de Leron patris eius", by charter dated 1063[255]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Golferium" as sons of "Guidonem" & his wife[256].  A charter dated Jun [1062/72] records a donation by "Guido filius Guidonis del Lastors et Gerardus frater meus et mater nostra Agnes" with "alio fratre nostro Gulferio" with the advice of "iamdictæ Engelsianæ", subscribed by "Guidonis et Archambaldi del Lastors"[257]"Iterius Bernardus et Geraldus de Turribus" donated property "in manso Al Roi de Alta Faia" to Vigeois, with the consent of "Geraldus de Petrabufeira, filius Iterii Bernardi...Almodis uxor Iterii Bernardi et filii eorum Gaucelmus et Cabrols...Umberga uxor Geraldi de Turribus", by charter dated to [1092][258].  A charter dated to [1097/1108] records donations by "Berniardis…filia Geraldi de Petrabufeira et Umberge uxoris eius" and "Geraldus de Las Tors et Umberga uxor illius" of "mansum…Tendall…in villa de La Noallia in parrochia de La Crozillia" to Uzerche[259]"Geraldus de Turribus et…Golferius fratres" donated property "in nemore…Dalonium" for the foundation of Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1114[260]m HUMBERGA de Lastours, daughter of SEGUIN de Lastours & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Humberga, filia Seguini militis sui" as wife of "Gerardus"[261].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Umberguam" as the child of "Seguinus", recording her marriage "propter magnam hæreditatem" to "Geraldus senior suus"[262]"Iterius Bernardus et Geraldus de Turribus" donated property "in manso Al Roi de Alta Faia" to Vigeois, with the consent of "Geraldus de Petrabufeira, filius Iterii Bernardi...Almodis uxor Iterii Bernardi et filii eorum Gaucelmus et Cabrols...Umberga uxor Geraldi de Turribus", by charter dated to [1092][263].  A charter dated to [1097/1108] records donations by "Berniardis…filia Geraldi de Petrabufeira et Umberge uxoris eius" and "Geraldus de Las Tors et Umberga uxor illius" of "mansum…Tendall…in villa de La Noallia in parrochia de La Crozillia" to Uzerche[264]Gérard [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUY [IV] "le Gros" de Lastours (-Jerusalem [1147/49])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem et Seguinum" as sons of "Gerardus" & his wife, recording that he died in Jerusalem on crusade with Louis VII King of France[265]

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b)         SEGUIN [I] (-after Aug 1147).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem et Seguinum" as sons of "Gerardus" & his wife[266].  "Gui de Lastours et son frère Seguin" witnessed an undated charter under which "Guillaume de Saint-Yrieix et son frère Adémar de Saint-Rabier" donated property "dans la paroisse de Badefol" to Notre-Dame de Dalon[267]"Ademarus Lemovicensis vicecomes, nepos…Ademari vicecomitis" donated revenue from "ecclesiæ parrochiæ de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated Aug 1147, signed by "Elias de Bordella filius meus, Siguinus de Turribus…"[268]m BRUNISENDE, daughter of AIMERY de Axia & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Brunicenda filia Aimerici de Axia" as wife of "Seguinus filius Humbergæ"[269].  Seguin [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GERAUD (-after 1183).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Geraldum et Seguinum" as sons of "Seguinus filius Humbergæ" & his wife[270].  "Géraud de Lastours et Seguin frères" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 30 Oct 1181, Seguin intending to leave for Jerusalem[271].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Geraldo, Seguino et Gulpherio de Turribus" when recording the return of the body of Aredius, dateable possibly to 1182 from the context[272].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois records that "Gulpherius etenim de Turribus, Seguinus et Geraldus" rebelled against "Gulpherium filium Oliverii de Turribus", dateable to 1183 from the context[273]

ii)         SEGUIN [II] (-after 1186).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Geraldum et Seguinum" as sons of "Seguinus filius Humbergæ" & his wife[274].  "Gui de Lastours et son frère Seguin" witnessed an undated charter under which "Guillaume de Saint-Yrieix et son frère Adémar de Saint-Rabier" donated property "dans la paroisse de Badefol" to Notre-Dame de Dalon[275].  "Seguinus de Turribus" witnessed the charter dated 11 Jun 1179 under which "Bertrandus de Born et…Raimonda uxor eius et…Bertrandus et…Iterius filii eorum" confirmed their previous donations to Notre-Dame de Dalon[276].  "Géraud de Lastours et Seguin frères" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 30 Oct 1181, Seguin intending to leave for Jerusalem[277].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Geraldo, Seguino et Gulpherio de Turribus" when recording the return of the body of Aredius, dateable possibly to 1182 from the context[278].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois records that "Gulpherius etenim de Turribus, Seguinus et Geraldus" rebelled against "Gulpherium filium Oliverii de Turribus", dateable to 1183 from the context[279].  "Seguin de Lastours" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which "Elie Foucher de Sainte-Eulalie, son frère Jean, son fils Elie clerc" donated property "dans les terres de Chabanas, le manse d'Aquasparsas et le manse Bordet" to Notre-Dame de Dalon[280]m AIMELINE, daughter of BERTRAND de Born & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Aimelina filia Bertranni de Born" as wife of "Seguinus", son of "Seguinus filius Humbergæ"[281].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Seguinus…gener Bertranni de Born"[282].  Seguin [II] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       GERAUD .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Geraldum et Ranulfum" as sons of "Seguinus" and his wife "Aimelina filia Bertranni de Born"[283]

(b)       RANULF .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Geraldum et Ranulfum" as sons of "Seguinus" and his wife "Aimelina filia Bertranni de Born"[284]

3.         GOUFFIER [I] de Lastours (-[1120/37] or after).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Golferium" as sons of "Guidonem" & his wife[285]

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4.         daughter .  m --- de Noblat, son of ---.  Three children: 

a)         GUY de Noblat .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death of the author's mother "Lucia filia Bernardi Marchés de sorore Guidonis et Alduini Seniorum de Nobiliaco, qui nepotes…Guidonis, Geraldi et Gulferii de Turribus", dated to [1168] from the context[286]

b)         ALDUIN de Noblat .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death of the author's mother "Lucia filia Bernardi Marchés de sorore Guidonis et Alduini Seniorum de Nobiliaco, qui nepotes…Guidonis, Geraldi et Gulferii de Turribus", dated to [1168] from the context[287]

c)         daughter .  m BERNARD Marchés, son of ---.  One child: 

i)          LUCIA (-Clermont-Exideuil [1168]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "apud Clarimontem Exidolii" of the author's mother "Lucia filia Bernardi Marchés de sorore Guidonis et Alduini Seniorum de Nobiliaco, qui nepotes…Guidonis, Geraldi et Gulferii de Turribus", dated to [1168] from the context[288]m GEOFFROY, son of ADEMAR de Breuil & his wife Eufemia ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the marriage of "Eufemiam aliam sororem [cuiusdam viri de Castro Exidolio…Peys Bernard Ramnolfi Lopis cognominatus]" and "Ademarus de Breuil…patrem meum" and names their children "Gaufredus et fratris mei Ademari, quorum domus est in in villa S. Mariæ Clarimontis super Exidolium castrum"[289].  Geoffroy & his wife had two children: 

(a)       ADEMAR (-[1173]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Gaufredus et fratris mei Ademari, quorum domus est in villa S. Mariæ Clarimontis super Exidolium castrum" as children of "Ademarus de Breuil…patrem meum" and "Eufemiam aliam sororem [cuiusdam viri de Castro Exidolio…Peys Bernard Ramnolfi Lopis cognominatus]"[290].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "in festo B. Mariæ Magdalenæ die Dominica" of "frater meus Ademarus miles", dated to [1173] from the context, commenting that "Ademarus" (presumably Adémar [V] Vicomte de Limoges) forced "patruum…Bernardum" to relinquish "Exidolium…castrum"[291]

(b)       GEOFFROY .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names [the author] "Gaufredus et fratris mei Ademari, quorum domus est in villa S. Mariæ Clarimontis super Exidolium castrum" as children of "Ademarus de Breuil…patrem meum" and "Eufemiam aliam sororem [cuiusdam viri de Castro Exidolio…Peys Bernard Ramnolfi Lopis cognominatus]"[292]

 

 

It appears from the charter quoted below that the following family sub-group was related to the Lastours family, but the exact relationship has not yet been established.  Archambaud is the only member of the family who is referred to in the document as "del Lastors". 

1.         ROBERT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  No proof has been found that Robert was the brother of Guy [II] de Lastours but this looks likely as Robert's son Archambaud and Guy [II]'s sons all held interests in "ecclesia de Favars", presumably inherited from their mother's familym MAINELL, daughter of ---.  "Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated "ecclesia de Favars" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072][293].  Robert & his wife had five children: 

a)         ARCHAMBAUD de Lastours .  "Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated, previously held by "Guidone del Lastors et…Engelsiane…fœmina, quæ fuit filia Ugonis de Malemort", for the souls of "fratribus meis Petro et Martino, Rannulfo et Geraldo et Bernardo" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072], which names "Archambaldi vicecomitis, fratrisque sui Eboli atque Bernardi", the same charter referring to a similar donation by "Guido filius Guidonis del Lastors et Gerardus frater meus et mater nostra Agnes" with "alio fratre nostro Gulferio" on the advice of "iamdictæ Engelsianæ", subscribed by "Guidonis et Archambaldi del Lastors"[294]

b)         PIERRE .  "Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated "ecclesia de Favars" for the souls of "fratribus meis Petro et Martino, Rannulfo et Geraldo et Bernardo" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072][295]

c)         MARTIN .  "Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated "ecclesia de Favars" for the souls of "fratribus meis Petro et Martino, Rannulfo et Geraldo et Bernardo" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072][296]

d)         RAMNULF .  "Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated "ecclesia de Favars" for the souls of "fratribus meis Petro et Martino, Rannulfo et Geraldo et Bernardo" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072][297]

e)         BERNARD .  "Archambaldus filius Rotberti et Mainell" donated "ecclesia de Favars" for the souls of "fratribus meis Petro et Martino, Rannulfo et Geraldo et Bernardo" by charter dated Jun [1062/1072][298]

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Lastours (-before 1102).  m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY de Périgord (-after 1102).  Guido de Petragorico filius Hugoni de Turribus” donated “boscum d’Aurenz et villam...Guinamar...juxta castrum de Turribus” to Saint-Martial by charter dated 1102[299]

 

2.         HUGUES de Lastours (-after 1159).  "Huguo de Turribus" withdrew claims against "Rotgerio Meitadier et fratribus suis", with the consent of "uxore mea Agne et filiis meis", by charter dated 1159[300]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 1159).  "Huguo de Turribus" withdrew claims against "Rotgerio Meitadier et fratribus suis", with the consent of "uxore mea Agne et filiis meis", by charter dated 1159[301].  Hugues & his wife had --- children: 

a)         --- .  "Huguo de Turribus" withdrew claims against "Rotgerio Meitadier et fratribus suis", with the consent of "uxore mea Agne et filiis meis", by charter dated 1159[302]

 

 

GUY [IV] "le Gros" de Lastours, son of GERARD [I] de Lastours & his wife Humberga --- (-Jerusalem [1147/49])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem et Seguinum" as sons of "Gerardus" & his wife, recording that he died in Jerusalem on crusade with Louis VII King of France[303].  "Gui de Lastours et son frère Seguin" witnessed an undated charter under which "Guillaume de Saint-Yrieix et son frère Adémar de Saint-Rabier" donated property "dans la paroisse de Badefol" to Notre-Dame de Dalon[304]

m as her second husband, MATHILDE du Perche, widow of RAYMOND [I] Vicomte de Turenne, daughter of GEOFFROY Comte du Perche & his wife Beatrix de Ramerupt [Roucy] (before 1100-27 May 1143, bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the marriage of "Guidonem",  son of "Gerardus", and "Matilde, matre Bosonis de Torena quæ Arnaco condita est"[305].  In another passage, the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Raymundus" married "Mathilde…soror Comitis de Pertico"[306].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "V Kal Jun" of "Mathildis uxor quondam Raymundi de Torenna" and her burial by "Guidone…Crassus viro suo filio Geraldi de Turribus" at "Arnaco", recording that her son Boson was killed within one month of his mother's death[307].  The necrology of Saint-Martial records the death “IV Kal Jun” of “Matheldis vicecomitissa[308].  It is not certain that this entry relates to Mathilde du Perche Vicomtesse de Turenne, but no other vicomtesse of this name has yet been identified in the Limousin area. 

Guy [IV] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GUY [V] de Lastours .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem et Gulferium" as sons of "Guido" & his wife[309].  "Gui de Lastours et Goufier, frères" confirmed a donation to Notre-Dame de Dalon by "Etienne du Treuil , sa sœur Almus et le mari de celle-ci Etienne", by charter dated to [1159/69][310]m ISABELLE, daughter of GUY Flamenc & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Elisabeth, filia Guidonis Flamenc senioris" as wife of "Guido", son of "Guido"[311].  Goufier de Lastours and his mother Isabelle relinquished rights to money from Notre-Dame de Dalon by undated charter[312]

a)         GOUFFIER [III] de Lastours .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Gulferium" as son of "Guido" and his wife "Elisabeth, filia Guidonis Flamenc senioris"[313]

2.         GOUFFIER [II] de Lastours (-[before 1181])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem et Gulferium" as sons of "Guido" & his wife[314].  "Gui de Lastours et Goufier, frères" confirmed a donation to Notre-Dame de Dalon by "Etienne du Treuil , sa sœur Almus et le mari de celle-ci Etienne", by charter dated to [1159/69][315].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Geraldo, Seguino et Gulpherio de Turribus" when recording the return of the body of Aredius, specifically naming "Gulpherius filius Mathildis vicecomitissæ de Turena", dateable possibly to [1182/83] from the context[316].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois records that "Gulpherius etenim de Turribus, Seguinus et Geraldus" rebelled against "Gulpherium filium Oliverii de Turribus", dateable to 1183 from the context[317]m ALPAIDE de Pierre-Buffière, daughter of GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière & his wife --- (-bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Alpaide filia de Gaucelini de Petra-Bufferia" as wife of "Gulferius filius Matildis"[318].  Goufier & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUY de Lastours .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem et Rodulfum Clericum" as sons of "Gulferius filius Matildis" & his wife[319].  "Gui de Lastours, fils de Goufier" donated property "les terres…autour de la grange de Palemanteau" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1181[320]

b)         RAOUL de Lastours (-1232).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem et Rodulfum Clericum" as sons of "Gulferius filius Matildis" & his wife[321]Bishop of Périgueux [1209/10].  "Ramnulfus…Petragoricensis episcopus [et] Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis, vicecomes de Ribairiaco" declared that "Petrus de Sancto Asterio et Geraldus et Armandus filii eius et Helias de Sancto Asterio et B filius eius et Fulcherius d'Agonac et Bertrandus de Sancto Asterio…" and others had donated property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by charter dated [1211/12][322]

 

 

GOUFFIER [I] de Lastours, son of GUY [II] de Lastours & his wife Agnes --- (-[1120/37] or after).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Golferium" as sons of "Guidonem" & his wife[323].  A charter dated Jun [1062/72] records a donation by "Guido filius Guidonis del Lastors et Gerardus frater meus et mater nostra Agnes" with "alio fratre nostro Gulferio" with the advice of "iamdictæ Engelsianæ", subscribed by "Guidonis et Archambaldi del Lastors"[324]"Golferius autem de Turribus frater eius" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated to [1092/1110], placed in the cartulary directly after the charter recording the donation of "Wido de Turribus"[325]Tuebœuf names "Golferius de Turribus" among those present with Raymond "de Saint-Gilles" Comte de Toulouse in 1098[326], although this could refer to Goufier [II] de Lastours (see below).  "Geraldus de Turribus et…Golferius fratres" donated property "in nemore…Dalonium" for the foundation of Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1114[327].  "Geraldus de Turribus et…Golferius fratres" donated property "in nemore…Dalonium" for the foundation of Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1114[328].  "Golferius de Turribus" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1120/37], confirmed by "Agnes supradicti Golferii uxor et…Guido et…Oliverius filii eorum" in a subsequent charter similarly dated[329]

m AGNES d'Aubusson, daughter of RAMNULF [III] Vicomte d'Aubusson & his wife Ainardis ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Agne filia Ramnulfi vicecomitis de Albusson" as wife of "Gulpherius, frater Guidonis et Geraldi"[330].  "Golferius de Turribus" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1120/37], confirmed by "Agnes supradicti Golferii uxor et…Guido et…Oliverius filii eorum" in a subsequent charter similarly dated[331]

Gouffier & his wife had three children: 

1.         GOUFFIER (-Limoges Saint-Marcial 5 Mar ----).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Gulpherium…et Oliverum ac Guidonem" as sons of "Gulpherius, frater Guidonis et Geraldi" and his wife "Agne filia Ramnulfi vicecomitis de Albusson", specifying that Gouffier was wounded at Limoges and died "in Monasterio S. Marcialis III Non Mar"[332]

2.         OLIVIER de Lastours (-Jerusalem 18 Mar 1180)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Gulpherium…et Oliverum ac Guidonem" as sons of "Gulpherius, frater Guidonis et Geraldi" and his wife "Agne filia Ramnulfi vicecomitis de Albusson"[333].  "Golferius de Turribus" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1120/37], confirmed by "Agnes supradicti Golferii uxor et…Guido et…Oliverius filii eorum" in a subsequent charter similarly dated[334].  "Olivier de Lastours" witnessed a charter dated to [1120/59] under which "Eitenne Bellet" donated property "dans la terre de Corbier" to Notre-Dame de Dalon[335].  "Oliverius de Turribus" donated property "bordariam d'Esperos" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1159/69][336].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Oliverius de Turribus" in a passage which apparently deals with events in 1166[337].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Oliverius de Turribus" attacked "Arnaco…Monasterii", dated to [1173] from the context[338].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Guillermus filius Wlgrimi Comes Engolismensis, Ademarus Vicecomes Lemovicensis, Oliverius filius Gulpherii senioris de Turribus" were among those who left for Jerusalem in 1178, stating in a later passage that "Olivierius de Turribus" died "in Cœna Domini…XV Kal Apr Hierosolymis" (in 1180 from the context) and that "Bernardo quoque de Turribus consanguineo" brought his body back for burial[339]m ALMODIE de Comborn, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges (-[1165] before 28 Aug, bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena", adding that Almodie married "Oliverio de Turribus" by whom she had "Gulpherium"[340].  Another passage in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Almode filia Archambaldi Barbati vicecomitis de Comborn" as wife of "Oliverius"[341].  ["Guido de Turre et Oliverius frater eius, Almodis mater eorum" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1173][342].]  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death of "Almodis uxor Oliverii de Turribus" and her burial "V Kal Sep Arnaco", dated to [1165] from the context[343].  Olivier & his wife had four children: 

a)         [GUY de Lastours"Guido de Turre et Oliverius frater eius, Almodis mater eorum" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1173][344].] 

b)         [OLIVIER de Lastours .  "Guido de Turre et Oliverius frater eius, Almodis mater eorum" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1173][345].] 

c)         AGNES de Lastours .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Agnes, quam Constantinus de Born habuit, et Gulferius" as children of "Oliverius" and his wife "Almode"[346].  Her marriage is confirmed by the Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois which names "Constantino de Born, Oliverii de Turribus genero"[347]m CONSTANTIN de Born .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Constantinus de Born" as brother and enemy of "Bertranni de Born", although apparently incorrectly states that Constantin was "socer" of "Gulpherium filium Oliverii de Turribus"[348].  Constantin & his wife had one child: 

i)          GOUFFIER (-9 Apr ----).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Gulferium, quem Guido Vicecomes Lemovicensis destruxit" as of "Constantinus de Born de Agne filia Oliveri"[349].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "apud Vosias V Id Apr" of "Gulpherium de Turribus…anno ætatis suæ XXXIII" and his burial "Arnaco", also naming "Archembaldo patruo suo", the author recording this entry in a post-script commenting that the death occurred as he was terminating his book[350]

d)         GOUFFIER de Lastours .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Agnes, quam Constantinus de Born habuit, et Gulferius" as children of "Oliverius" and his wife "Almode"[351].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois records that "Gulpherius etenim de Turribus, Seguinus et Geraldus" rebelled against "Gulpherium filium Oliverii de Turribus", dateable to 1183 from the context[352]m GERALDA, daughter of GERAUD de Mirabel & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Geralda filia Geraldi de Mirabel" as wife of "Gulferius", son of "Oliverius", commenting that they were childless[353]

3.         GUY [V] de Lastours (-Jerusalem [1147/49]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Gulpherium…et Oliverum ac Guidonem" as sons of "Gulpherius, frater Guidonis et Geraldi" and his wife "Agne filia Ramnulfi vicecomitis de Albusson", specifying that Guy died in Jerusalem on crusade with Louis VII King of France[354].  "Golferius de Turribus" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1120/37], confirmed by "Agnes supradicti Golferii uxor et…Guido et…Oliverius filii eorum" in a subsequent charter similarly dated[355].  Guy de Lastours donated one third of the manse "la Bossa" to Notre-Dame de Dalon, with the consent of his father Goufier, by undated charter[356]

 

 

1.         HENRI de Lastours (-after 1171).  "Bulgrinus comes Engolismensis filius prædicti Willelmi Taillefer" confirmed the donations of his father to Notre-Dame de Dalon, in the presence of "Henrico de Turribus…" by charter dated 1171[357], although the date is surprising assuming that the death of Vulgrin's father is correctly reported as 1179 (see ANGOULEME). 

 

2.         BERNARD de Lastours (-after 1180).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Bernardo quoque de Turribus consanguineo" brought his body back for burial after the death of "Olivierius de Turribus" in Jerusalem (in 1180 from the context)[358]

 

3.         GUY de Lastours (-after 1217).  "Gui de Lastours damoiseau" donated property "las Marchas et la borderie Bobau" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1217[359]

 

 

 

C.      DESCENDANTS of RAMNULF de LASTOURS

 

 

1.         RAMNULF de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "vir quidam nobilis de Turribus Ramnulphus", commenting that he was hated by the other barons[360]m ---.  The name of Ramnulf's wife is not known.  Ramnulf & his wife had four children: 

a)         RAMNULF de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ramnulphum, Archambaldum, Guidonem atque Seguinum" as the four sons of "vir quidam nobilis de Turribus Ramnulphus", specifying that he inherited all the property of [his brother] "Seguini abbatis"[361].  m --- de Pierre-Buffière, daughter of GERAUD de Pierre-Buffière & his wife ---.  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "unam ex duabus unicis filiabus Geraldi de Petra-Bufferia" as the wife of "Ramnulphus de Turribus", specifying that she held "medietas castri et honoris de Bernarda sorore Bernardi de Bré"[362].  Ramnufl & his wife had two children: 

i)          RAMNULF de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vige ois names "Ramnulphum et Seguinum" as the children of "Ramnulphus de Turribus" & his wife[363]

ii)         SEGUIN de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ramnulphum et Seguinum" as the children of "Ramnulphus de Turribus" & his wife[364]m ---.  The name of Seguin's wife is not known.  Seguin & his wife had one child: 

(a)       HUMBERGA de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Umberguam" as the child of "Seguinus", recording her marriage "propter magnam hæreditatem" to "Geraldus senior suus"[365].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Humberga, filia Seguini militis sui" as wife of "Gerardus"[366]A charter dated to [1097/1108] records donations by "Berniardis…filia Geraldi de Petrabufeira et Umberge uxoris eius" and "Geraldus de Las Tors et Umberga uxor illius" of "mansum…Tendall…in villa de La Noallia in parrochia de La Crozillia" to Uzerche[367]m GERARD [I] de Lastours, son of GUY [II] de Lastours & his wife Agnes --- (-after Jun [1062/72]). 

b)         ARCHAMBAUD de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ramnulphum, Archambaldum, Guidonem atque Seguinum" as the four sons of "vir quidam nobilis de Turribus Ramnulphus"[368]m ---.  Heiress of Felet.  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois records that "Archambaldus de Turribus" inherited "Felet" from his wife, but does not name her[369].  Archambaud & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUY ARCHAMBAUD de Lastours (-bur Arnac).  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Guidonem qui cognominatus est Archambaldus" as son of "Archambaldus de Turribus" & his wife, specifying that he was buried "cum Jordana uxore Arnaco"[370]m JORDANA, daughter of [--- & his wife Agnes de Bré].  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois specifies that "Guidonem qui cognominatus est Archambaldus" was buried "cum Jordana uxore Arnaco", and that "filia Agnetis de Bré sororis Bernardi vicecomitis de Comborn" was mother of his son[371].  It is unclear from this passage whether this refers to the same wife or whether Guy Archambaud was married twice.  Guy-Archambaud & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ADEMAR de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ademarum" as son of "Guidonem qui cognominatus est Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Agnetis de Bré sororis Bernardi vicecomitis de Comborn"[372]m ---.  The name of Adémar's wife is not known.  Adémar & his wife had four children: 

(1)       ARCHAMBAUD de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ademari abbatis Solemniacensis, et Archambaldum…Guidonem atque Petrum" as the children of "Ademarus", son of "Guidonem qui cognominatus est Archambaldus"[373]m ---.  The name of Archambaud's wife is not known.  Archambaud & his wife had one child: 

a.         --- de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Archambaudum" as father of "qui G. cognominem de Castelnou interemit"[374]

(2)       ADEMAR de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ademari abbatis Solemniacensis, et Archambaldum…Guidonem atque Petrum" as the children of "Ademarus", son of "Guidonem qui cognominatus est Archambaldus"[375]

(3)       GUY de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ademari abbatis Solemniacensis, et Archambaldum…Guidonem atque Petrum" as the children of "Ademarus", son of "Guidonem qui cognominatus est Archambaldus"[376]

(4)       PIERRE de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ademari abbatis Solemniacensis, et Archambaldum…Guidonem atque Petrum" as the children of "Ademarus", son of "Guidonem qui cognominatus est Archambaldus"[377]

c)         GUY de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ramnulphum, Archambaldum, Guidonem atque Seguinum" as the four sons of "vir quidam nobilis de Turribus Ramnulphus"[378]m --- d'Argenton, daughter of AIMERY d'Argenton & his wife ---.  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "filia Aymerici de Argenton" as wife of "Guido"[379].  Guy & his wife had two children: 

-        see below

d)         SEGUIN de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ramnulphum, Archambaldum, Guidonem atque Seguinum" as the four sons of "vir quidam nobilis de Turribus Ramnulphus", adding that Seguin was "de Sancto Aredio abbas"[380]

 

 

GUY de Lastours, son of RAMNULF de Lastours & his wife --- .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Ramnulphum, Archambaldum, Guidonem atque Seguinum" as the four sons of "vir quidam nobilis de Turribus Ramnulphus"[381]

m --- d'Argenton, daughter of AIMERY d'Argenton & his wife ---.  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "filia Aymerici de Argenton" as wife of "Guido"[382]

Guy & his wife had two children: 

1.         GERAUD de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Geraldum et Ramnulphum Sancti Aredii decanum" as children of "Guido" & his wife[383]m --- de Tremoil, sister of Géraud de Tremoil, daughter of ---.  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "sorore de Geraldi de Tremoil" as wife of "Geraldus"[384].  Géraud & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Guidonem" as son of "Geraldus" and his wife "sorore de Geraldi de Tremoil" as wife of "Geraldus"[385]m ALMODE, daughter of ---.  Guy & his wife had five or more children: 

i)          GUY de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Aymericum qui Grandimontem petiit, et Raymundum Sancti Aredii canonicum et Petrum monachum Sancti Martialis, aliosque plures" as the children of "Guido" and his wife "Almode"[386]m GUICHARDE, daughter of ---.  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Guicharda" as wife of "Guido", son of "Guido"[387].  Guy & his wife had three or more children: 

(a)       ITHIER de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Iterium et Aymericum…præpositus de Chambon, Joseph, monachum Sancti-Martialis, aliosque plures" as children of "Guido", son of "Guido"[388]

(b)       AIMERY de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Iterium et Aymericum…præpositus de Chambon, Joseph, monachum Sancti-Martialis, aliosque plures" as children of "Guido", son of "Guido"[389].  Bishop of Chambon. 

(c)       JOSEPH de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Iterium et Aymericum…præpositus de Chambon, Joseph, monachum Sancti-Martialis, aliosque plures" as children of "Guido", son of "Guido"[390].  Monk at Limoges Saint-Marcial. 

ii)         GERAUD de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Aymericum qui Grandimontem petiit, et Raymundum Sancti Aredii canonicum et Petrum monachum Sancti Martialis, aliosque plures" as the children of "Guido" and his wife "Almode"[391]

iii)        AIMERY de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Aymericum qui Grandimontem petiit, et Raymundum Sancti Aredii canonicum et Petrum monachum Sancti Martialis, aliosque plures" as the children of "Guido" and his wife "Almode"[392]

iv)       RAMNULF de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Aymericum qui Grandimontem petiit, et Raymundum Sancti Aredii canonicum et Petrum monachum Sancti Martialis, aliosque plures" as the children of "Guido" and his wife "Almode", another manuscript naming "Raymundum" as "Ramnulfum"[393].  Canon at St Aredius. 

v)        PIERRE de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Guidonem, Geraldum et Aymericum qui Grandimontem petiit, et Raymundum Sancti Aredii canonicum et Petrum monachum Sancti Martialis, aliosque plures" as the children of "Guido" and his wife "Almode"[394].  Monk at Limoges Saint-Marcial. 

2.         RAMNULF de Lastours .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Geraldum et Ramnulphum Sancti Aredii decanum" as children of "Guido" & his wife[395]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    VICOMTES de LIMOGES

 

 

A.      VICOMTES de LIMOGES

 

 

Limoges was in the heart of the area affected by the rivalry between the dukes of Aquitaine and Pepin King of the Franks in the mid-8th century.  The Historia Monasterii Usercensis records that "Gaifarus Dux Aquitainiæ" incited "Lemovicenses" to rebellion during the reign of King Pepin, who recaptured the town[396].  No primary source records have yet been identified which confirm that Limoges, or the Limousin area, constituted a county in early Carolingian times or was ruled by a count appointed by the king.  From the second quarter of the 9th century, isolated references have been found to counts at Limoges.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Ruterium comitem" (identified as Comte Rather who was killed at Fontenoy in 841, see the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY)) received "Lemovicæ", after "Emeno [comes Pictavinus]" was expelled from Poitou, so dated to [838/39][397].  In the mid-850s, a Comte Gérard held interests around Limoges: Gerardus comes” exchanged “æcclesia...Rovariam...in pago Lemovicino in vicaria Flaviniacense” for “villam...in pago Biturico in vicaria Nirondense...Coiacus” with Stodilus Bishop of Limoges by charter dated 28 Jul 855[398].  He is presumably identifiable as Gérard Comte d’Aurillac (see AQUITAINE DUKES) rather than Gérard Comte de Vienne (see CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY).  There is also an indication that Raymond I Comte de Toulouse (who died [863/65]) was count at Limoges around the same time: a confused passage in the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records "Odo" as “filius Raimundi comitis Lemovicensis”, the latter probably being identified as Comte Raymond I[399].  His son Odon Comte de Toulouse retained interests in Limoges: "Oddo…comes uxorque mea Garsindis" sold property "in comitatu Lemovicino…villa…Orbaciacus" by charter dated Aug 887, with the consent of "fratre nostro Airberto" and subscribed by "Garsis comitis, Willelmi comitis…"[400].  Thereafter the government of Limoges was entrusted to vicomtes. 

 

As shown in Part A below, there appear to have been two families of vicomtes in Limoges in the 10th century, firstly the descendants of Hildebert who was granted property in Limoges by Emperor Charles II “le Chauve” in 876, and secondly Vicomte Rainaud and his possible son Archambaud.  In addition, there is the shadowy figure of Foucher, alleged to have been appointed as the first vicomte de Limoges possibly by Odon Comte de Toulouse, who is listed first in Part A.  Archambaud’s widow married Géraud Vicomte de Limoges, the grandson of Hildebert, after the death of her first husband (probably in 957/58) and no further members of Archambaud’s family have been traced in the primary sources, although his name suggests a connection with the family of the vicomtes de Turenne.  The name “Hildebert”, encountered several times in the early generations of the main family of the vicomtes de Limoges, suggests a connection with the later Comtes de la Marche in which the name is found as “Audebert” (see the document ANGOULEME, LA MARCHE, PERIGORD).  There is also a family relationship between the vicomtes de Limoges and the vicomtes d’Aubusson (also in ANGOULEME, LA MARCHE, PERIGORD): Turpion Bishop of Limoges, who donated “villam...Bacallaria...et...unum mansum in curte Wulteziaco in villa...Parciacus” with the consent of “nostris consanguineis seu optimatibus Limovicensi pago...Hildegario vicecomite, Rainaldo vicecomite, Archambaldo, Ademaro” by charter dated to [936/42][401], is described by Adémar de Chabannes as “avunculus” of Robert Vicomte d’Aubusson[402]

 

 

1.         [FOUCHER (-after [888]).  [Vicomte de Limoges].  A continuator of the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that “Eudes King of France” installed "Fulcherium" at Limoges and "Lemovicinum per vicecomites ordinavit", dated to [888] from the context[403].  The later Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Fulcherius" as first to receive the viscounty of Limoges from King Eudes[404], presumably based on Adémar de Chabannes.  The editor of the version of Adémar’s Chronicle consulted comments that the whole section of which this passage forms part “est de pure fantaisie[405].  Indeed, the same passage also records that King Eudes was “filius Raimundi comitis Lemovicensis” and that he was first consecrated “in Aquitania rex” at Limoges where “coins were struck with his name” in place of his predecessor “Caroli”.  This passage appears to confuse King Eudes with Odon Comte de Toulouse, son of Raymond I Comte de Toulouse, who succeeded his father in 886 (see the document TOULOUSE KINGS, DUKES & COUNTS).  However, it is possible that Comte Raymond I held Limoges among his other territories and that his son enjoyed the jurisdictional competence to appoint a vicomte de Limoges.  This possible confusion was highlighted by Lasteyrie in 1874, Ferdinand Lot explaining how the confusion could have resulted by highlighting three charters relating to property “Orbaciacus” sold by Comte Odon to the archbishop of Bourges, who donated it to Beaulieu abbey, the donation being confirmed by a charter of King Eudes[406].  Lot also argues convincingly that the passage in question could be attributable to Adémar himself, restoring some credibility to the text[407].  Fage dismisses the existence of this Vicomte Foucher, but he is assuming that he was the same person as Foucher Vicomte de Segur who is named in charters dated to the 940s, which is improbable from a chronological point of view[408].  Assuming that this Vicomte Foucher did exist, it is likely that he was closely related to Hildebert, father of Vicomte Hildegaire, maybe his brother.  It is possible that he died without direct heirs, the title passing either to Hildbert or to Hildegaire.] 

 

2.         HILDEBERT [Audebert] (-[14 May 904/1 May 914])Emperor Charles II “le Chauve” granted "villas...Cavaliacus...in comitatu Lemovicensi" to "fidelis noster...Hildebertus" by charter dated 17 Jul 876[409].  “Sicbardus et conjuves mea Alaitrudis” sold a vine “infra ur[be Lemov]icino in pago Burgolio in villa...Tedlido” to “Eldeberto [et conjuge] sua Adaltrudis” by charter dated Sep 883[410].  A charter dated 14 May 904 records a judgment by Ebles Comte de Poitou ordering "Aldeberto Lemovicensi" to return “silvam Sanctæ Mariæ...Boerecia” to the abbey of Nouaillé[411][Vicomte de Limoges].  He is named as vicomte in his son’s donation dated 1 May 914 (see below), but no primary source has yet been identified which accords him the title during his lifetime.  m firstly ADALTRUDE, [sister of GERAUD d'Aurillac, daughter of GERAUD Comte [d’Aurillac] & his wife Adaltrude ---] (-after Sep 883).  Sicbardus et conjuves mea Alaitrudis” sold a vine “infra ur[be Lemov]icino in pago Burgolio in villa...Tedlido” to “Eldeberto [et conjuge] sua Adaltrudis” by charter dated Sep 883[412]It has been suggested that Adaltrude was the sister of Gérard Comte d’Aurillac[413]m secondly DEDA, daughter of --- (-after 920).  “Deda femina” donated property “in pago Limovicensi in vicaria Novicense in villa...Adiola” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the soul of “Hildeberti conjugis mei” and for the damage caused to the church by “filius noster Hildebertus abba”, with the consent of “filio meo Helia”, by charter dated 920, signed by “Dedane...Helie, Eldegarii, Fulcherii, Gerao, Ingelberti, Gozberti, Guillebaldi[414].  The absence of the viscomital title attributed to Hildebert in this document suggests that Deda’s husband may not have been the same person as Vicomte Hildebert.  However, the names of the third, fourth and fifth witnesses, possibly the donor’s step-children, indicate a connection to the vicecomital family.  In addition, no other individual of named Hildebert has been noted in the documentation of Limoges Saint-Etienne at that time.  Vicomte Hildebert & his first wife had [four] children: 

a)         HILDEGAIRE (-[943/47]).  Vicomte de Limoges.  “Eldegarius vicecomes” donated property “in pago Limovicino in vicaria Limovicense...alodem meum...Cavaliacus” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the souls of “Aldeberti vicecomiti patri meo necnon et matri meæ...Adaltrude seu Petroni abbati consobrino meo”, by charter dated 1 May 914, signed by “Aldegarii vicecomitis[415]Dedane...Helie, Eldegarii, Fulcherii, Gerao, Ingelberti, Gozberti, Guillebaldi” signed the charter dated 920 under which “Deda femina” donated property “in pago Limovicensi in vicaria Novicense in villa...Adiola” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the soul of “Hildeberti conjugis mei” and for the damage caused to the church by “filius noster Hildebertus abba”, with the consent of “filio meo Helia[416].  The third, fourth and fifth signatories could have been the donor’s stepchildren.  Eldegarii vicecomiti...” witnessed the charter dated Nov 922 under which “Landricus et uxor mea...Ildia” donated property “in pago Limovicino...de Lemovicas civitate in pago Jucunciaco manso...Pereto” to Limoges Saint-Etienne[417]"Hildegrius Lemouicinorum vicecomes et uxor illius Tetberga" returned "la ville d’Athee" to Tours Saint-Martin in return for "la villa de Brigeuil", by charter dated in the compilation to 884[418]Roblin states this document should be redated to [923/26][419]Turpion Bishop of Limoges donated villam...Bacallaria...et...unum mansum in curte Wulteziaco in villa...Parciacus”, with the consent of “nostris consanguineis seu optimatibus Limovicensi pago...Hildegario vicecomite, Rainaldo vicecomite, Archambaldo, Ademaro”, by charter dated to [936/42][420]Ramnulfus” sold property “in urbe Biturcico in vicaria Dunense in villa...Duno” to “Eldejere vescommite et ucxore sua...Tecbergane et Giraldo filium nostrum” by charter dated 15 Mar 941[421].  “Eldegarius vicecomes et uxor mea Teotberga et filii nostri Giraldus et Eldebertus” donated “mansos novem in pago Limovicino vicaria Mansiacense in villa...Benaias” to Limoges Saint-Marcial by charter dated to after 943[422].  [A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records a dispute between “vicecomes Ebles de Thoarcio” and “Ademaro in Lemovicensi pago”, dating it to “defuncto Hildegario vicecomite[423].  Fage points out that Lasteyrie has dated this conflict to 963, and suggests that Vicomte Hildegaire’s death should be dated to shortly before this date[424].  However, this “fragmentary chronicle” is one of a series (discussed in the introduction to the section Du Puy-du-Fou in the document AQUITAINE DUKES) which provide the basis for the genealogy of the Puy-du-Fou family which, according to Richard, was fabricated by René du Puy-du-Fou (and therefore presumably dated to the 1620s/1630s) who also fabricated a chronicle in latin as the supposed primary source which was first published by Augustin du Paz in his Table généalogique de la maison Du Puy-du-Fou in 1639[425].  Parts of these spurious documents include details which can be verified against other primary sources, so the boundaries between historical accuracy and fabrication are difficult to determine.  Until more corroboration emerges, it is suggested that this proposed date of death of Vicomte Hildegaire should be treated with caution.  m THIBERGE, daughter of --- (-after 943).  "Hildegrius Lemouicinorum vicecomes et uxor illius Tetberga" returned "la ville d’Athee" to Tours Saint-Martin in return for "la villa de Brigeuil", by charter dated in the compilation to 884[426]Roblin states this document should be redated to [923/26][427]Ramnulfus” sold property “in urbe Biturcico in vicaria Dunense in villa...Duno” to “Eldejere vescommite et ucxore sua...Tecbergane et Giraldo filium nostrum” by charter dated 15 Mar 941[428].  “Eldegarius vicecomes et uxor mea Teotberga et filii nostri Giraldus et Eldebertus” donated “mansos novem in pago Limovicino vicaria Mansiacense in villa...Benaias” to Limoges Saint-Marcial by charter dated to after 943[429]Vicomte Hildegaire & his wife had two children: 

i)          GERAUD (-988)Ramnulfus” sold property “in urbe Biturcico in vicaria Dunense in villa...Duno” to “Eldejere vescommite et ucxore sua...Tecbergane et Giraldo filium nostrum” by charter dated 15 Mar 941[430]Vicomte de Limoges 974.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Geraldus" as successor of "Fulcherius" in the viscounty of Limoges[431]

-         see below

ii)         HILDEBERT [Audebert] (-after 943).  Eldegarius vicecomes et uxor mea Teotberga et filii nostri Giraldus et Eldebertus” donated “mansos novem in pago Limovicino vicaria Mansiacense in villa...Benaias” to Limoges Saint-Marcial by charter dated to after 943[432]

b)         [FOUCHERDedane...Helie, Eldegarii, Fulcherii, Gerao, Ingelberti, Gozberti, Guillebaldi” signed the charter dated 920 under which “Deda femina” donated property “in pago Limovicensi in vicaria Novicense in villa...Adiola” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the soul of “Hildeberti conjugis mei” and for the damage caused to the church by “filius noster Hildebertus abba”, with the consent of “filio meo Helia[433].  The third, fourth and fifth signatories could have been the donor’s stepchildren.  [same person as …?  FOUCHER (-after [950])Vicomte de Ségur.  The question of this possible co-identity has been much debated.  Foucher Vicomte de Ségur is named in two sources dated to the 940s (see the chapter dealing with the Vicomtes de Ségur, below).  Fage suggests that he was the son of Hildebert Vicomte de Limoges: he states that “à la mort d’Aldebert, son second fils Foucher...conserva seulement la seigneurie de Ségur qu’il avait receuillie dans la succession paternelle[434].  However, as can be seen from the 920 charter quoted above, the evidence that Hildebert had a son named Foucher is not conclusive.  In support of his argument, Fage also quotes three manuscript versions of the chanson de Gérald de Roussillon which name “e viscoms de Limoges...Girau” (presumably identifiable as Gérard Vicomte de Limoges, son of Vicomte Hildegaire) and state, respectively, that he was “...filz Audoin e neis Fouchau”, “filhs Andevi e nebs Folquau” and “nies Audoin et nies Folquau[435].  Fage suggests that “Fouchau/Folquau” indicates Foucher Vicomte de Ségur, while glossing over the difficulty of identifying “Audoin/Andevi” with Vicomte Hildegaire.  Dated to the 12th/13th centuries, the chansons de geste are noted more for their literary invention than historical accuracy, akin to the present-day genre of the historical novel, although their historical backdrop is generally broadly correct.  They constitute a difficult source on which to rely for precise details of family relationships and, as can be seen above, in any case the texts under consideration provide two alternatives.  In addition, it is likely that the word “neis/nebs” is as imprecise as “nepos” in Latin, covering both nephew and grandson.  The complication in the present case is introduced by the possible existence at the end of the 9th century of Foucher Vicomte de Limoges (see above), which introduces the possibility that the chanson does not refer to the vicomte de Ségur at all but intends to highlight indistinct family relationships between Vicomte Gérard and supposed earlier vicomtes de Limoges.  The existence of some family relationship between the vicomtes de Limoges and the vicomtes de Ségur is confirmed by the 11th century charter under which "Ademarus vicecomes et Geraldus vicecomes consanguineus meus" donated “unum mansum...a Meseirac in vicaria Usercensi” to Uzerche[436]Baluze identifies the donors as Adémar Vicomte de Ségur and Géraud Vicomte de Limoges, suggesting that they were first cousins, sons of two brothers[437].  However, the order of the names of the donors in the document suggests that Adémar was the senior of the two, whereas he would have been junior to Vicomte Gérard if he had been the son of Foucher, younger son of Vicomte Hildegaire.  Another possibility is that the relationship between the two families was through the female line, either through Gérard’s mother or one of his grandmothers.  The fact that the supposed granddaughter of Vicomte Foucher married the son of Vicomte Gérard suggests that the relationship may have been a more distant one, as the marriage of second cousins at that time would have been unusual.  Settipani suggests yet another possibility: that Vicomte Foucher was the nephew of Vicomte Hildegaire[438]

-        VICOMTES de SEGUR

c)         [GERARD (-after 920).  “Dedane...Helie, Eldegarii, Fulcherii, Gerao, Ingelberti, Gozberti, Guillebaldi” signed the charter dated 920 under which “Deda femina” donated property “in pago Limovicensi in vicaria Novicense in villa...Adiola” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the soul of “Hildeberti conjugis mei” and for the damage caused to the church by “filius noster Hildebertus abba”, with the consent of “filio meo Helia[439].  The third, fourth and fifth signatories could have been the donor’s stepchildren.  Settipani assumes that “...Gerao...” in the signatory list was the son of Vicomte Hildegaire, the future Vicomte Géraud[440].  However, the chronology of Vicomte Géraud’s life is inconsistent with his having been old enough to have witnessed a charter in 920.  It is more likely that “Gerao”, assuming that he was a member of the vicecomital family, was a younger brother of Vicomte Hildegaire who presumably died soon afterwards as there is no other trace of him in the sources.] 

d)         [ALTRUDE A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "vicecomes Ebles de Thoarcio" married "Hildegaris Lemovincenis vicecomitis filia Altrudis"[441].  It should be noted that the genealogy of the vicomtes de Thouars which is included in this document cannot be fitted into the family which has been reconstructed from other primary sources and is shown in the document.  Its accuracy is therefore open to doubt.  As discussed above under her supposed father, this “fragmentary chronicle” forms part of a series of documents which was apparently fabricated in the early 17th century.  m EBLES de Thouars .] 

Vicomte Hildebert & his second wife had two children:

e)         HELIE (-after 920).  “Deda femina” donated property “in pago Limovicensi in vicaria Novicense in villa...Adiola” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the soul of “Hildeberti conjugis mei” and for the damage caused to the church by “filius noster Hildebertus abba”, with the consent of “filio meo Helia”, by charter dated 920[442]

f)          HILDEBERT (-before 920).  “Deda femina” donated property “in pago Limovicensi in vicaria Novicense in villa...Adiola” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the soul of “Hildeberti conjugis mei” and for the damage caused to the church by “filius noster Hildebertus abba”, with the consent of “filio meo Helia”, by charter dated 920[443].  Abbé of Saint-Etienne de Limoges. 

 

 

The precise relationship between the following person and the preceding family has not been traced.  It is possible that he was related through the female line. 

1.         PETRONUS (-before 1 May 914).  Eldegarius vicecomes” donated property “in pago Limovicino in vicaria Limovicense...alodem meum...Cavaliacus” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the souls of “Aldeberti vicecomiti patri meo necnon et matri meæ...Adaltrude seu Petroni abbati consobrino meo”, by charter dated 1 May 914[444].  Abbé of [Saint-Pierre du Queyroix][445]

 

 

The following two individuals were members of what appear to have been a second family of vicomtes at Limoges in the 10th century, as mentioned in the introduction to the present chapter.  Another possibility is that Vicomte Rainaud was the same person as Rainaud [I] Vicomte d’Aubusson (see the document ANGOULEME, LA MARCHE, PERIGORD), although this does not explain his apparent connection with Archambaud nor their common connection with the property of “Droticus” (see below).  Turpion Bishop of Limoges, who describes Vicomte Rainaud among his “consanguineis seu optimatibus” in the charter dated to [936/42] which is quoted below, is described as “avunculus” of Robert Vicomte d’Aubusson in another source. 

1.         RAINAUD (-after Aug 958).  Vicomte [de Limoges].  Turpion Bishop of Limoges donated villam...Bacallaria...et...unum mansum in curte Wulteziaco in villa...Parciacus”, with the consent of “nostris consanguineis seu optimatibus Limovicensi pago...Hildegario vicecomite, Rainaldo vicecomite, Archambaldo, Ademaro”, by charter dated to [936/42][446].  “Droticus” donated “æcclesiam in pago Lemovicensi in proprio alodo...ad Turrim...sancti Salvatoris” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, in the presence of “seniorum meorum Rainaldi...vicecomitis et Bosonis marchionis” [the latter presumably identified as Boson [I] Comte de la Marche], by charter dated Aug 958[447].  The place named in this document is near the property granted to the donor by Vicomte Archambaud by charter dated 5 Mar 957 (see below), which suggests that Rainaud may have been Archambaud’s co-ruler in his vicomté. 

 

2.         ARCHAMBAUD (-after 5 Mar 957).  Possible family connections of Archambaud are suggested by the charter dated to [1003/36] under which "Rotbertus de Chatmart et Gaufredus frater eius…Ermesindis et Belieldis uxores eorum, Ebolus et Guido et Geraldus filii Gaufredi, Arcambaldus et Geraldus filii Rotberti" donated property in "manso de Monsor" to Uzerche[448], the connection being "Monsor" [Moussours near Uzerche]. [Turpion Bishop of Limoges donated villam...Bacallaria...et...unum mansum in curte Wulteziaco in villa...Parciacus”, with the consent of “nostris consanguineis seu optimatibus Limovicensi pago...Hildegario vicecomite, Rainaldo vicecomite, Archambaldo, Ademaro”, by charter dated to [936/42][449].  It is not known whether “Archambaldo” in this document is the same person as the future vicomte but this appears possible.]  Vicomte [de Limoges].  “Archambaldus vicecomes et uxor sua Rotildis” sold property “in avocatione sancti Salvatoris et sancta Maria et sancti Austregisili...ecclesia...pago Lemovico in...villa...Ille Cacœria...” to “Droctrico” by charter dated 5 Mar 957[450]m as her first husband, ROTHILDE, daughter of ---.  “Archambaldus vicecomes et uxor sua Rotildis” sold property “in avocatione sancti Salvatoris et sancta Maria et sancti Austregisili...ecclesia...pago Lemovico in...villa...Ille Cacœria...” to “Droctrico” by charter dated 5 Mar 957[451].  She married secondly Géraud Vicomte de Limoges.  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, naming "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…" by charter dated to [970/86][452].  "Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[453]

 

 

GERAUD, son of HILDEGAIRE Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Thiberge --- (-988).  Settipani suggests that Géraud was the fifth signatory in the following document dated 920[454]: “Dedane... Helie, Eldegarii, Fulcherii, Gerao, Ingelberti, Gozberti, Guillebaldi” signed the charter dated 920 under which “Deda femina” donated property “in pago Limovicensi in vicaria Novicense in villa...Adiola” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, for the soul of “Hildeberti conjugis mei” and for the damage caused to the church by “filius noster Hildebertus abba”, with the consent of “filio meo Helia[455].  However, the chronology of Géraud’s life, particularly the estimated date of his marriage, is inconsistent with his having been old enough to have witnessed a charter in 920.  As noted above, it is more likely that “Gerao”, assuming that he was a member of the vicecomital family, was a younger brother of Vicomte Hildegaire.  Ramnulfus” sold property “in urbe Biturcico in vicaria Dunense in villa...Duno” to “Eldejere vescommite et ucxore sua...Tecbergane et Giraldo filium nostrum” by charter dated 15 Mar 941[456].  “Eldegarius vicecomes et uxor mea Teotberga et filii nostri Giraldus et Eldebertus” donated “mansos novem in pago Limovicino vicaria Mansiacense in villa...Benaias” to Limoges Saint-Marcial by charter dated to after 943[457]Vicomte de LimogesThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Geraldus" as successor of "Fulcherius" in the viscounty of Limoges[458].  "Ademarus vicecomes et Geraldus vicecomes consanguineus meus" donated “unum mansum...a Meseirac in vicaria Usercensi” to Uzerche by charter dated to the 11th century[459]Baluze identifies the donors as Adémar Vicomte de Ségur and Géraud Vicomte de Limoges, suggesting that they were first cousins, sons of two brothers[460].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Geraldo vicecomite et filius eius Widone" when recording that they fought "Helias Petragoricensi comite"[461], although this passage is presumably inaccurate as Hélie [I] Comte de Périgord only succeeded to his county after the death of his father in [1003/12], many years after the death of Vicomte Gérard. 

m (after Mar 957) as her second husband, ROTHILDE, widow of ARCHAMBAUD Vicomte ---, daughter of ---.  “Archambaldus vicecomes et uxor sua Rotildis” sold property “in pago Lemovico in...villa...Ille Cacœria...” to “Droctrico” by charter dated 5 Mar 957[462].  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, naming "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…" by charter dated to [970/86][463].  "Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[464]Le Laboureur suggests that Rothilde was “fille et héritière du Vicomte de Brosse et d’une dame nommée Tatberga, qualifiée ayeule du Vicomte Guy dans un titre de l’abbaye d’Userche[465].  The point relating to “Tatberga” presumably refers to the charter dated Aug 1019 under which "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ"[466].  “Tetiscræ” in this last document is likely to be a mistranscription.  If the name was “Tatbergæ”, this probably refers to the paternal grandmother of Vicomte Guy not the mother of Rothilde.  Concerning the fundamental point made by Le Laboureur, Settipani has pointed out that no primary source reference is quoted by Le Laboureur to support the statement and suggests that it may be based on an unsound conclusion drawn because the castle of Brosse was held by Rothilde’s descendants and is later recorded as a vicomté[467]

Vicomte Géraud & his wife had [eleven] children: 

1.         GUY [I] de Limoges (-Limoges 27 Oct 1025, bur Limoges Saint-Martial)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[468].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Geraldo vicecomite et filius eius Widone" when recording that they fought "Helias Petragoricensi comite"[469]Ademar names "Widone" son of "Geraldo vicecomite" and, in a later passage, states that he was brother of "episcopus Alduinus Lemovicæ"[470].  "Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[471]He succeeded his father as Vicomte de Limoges

-        see below

2.         HILDEGAIRE de Limoges (-11 Jun 990, bur Saint-Denis)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[472]"Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[473]Bishop of Limoges 976-980.  He founded the abbey of Uzerche.  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "fratris mei Guidonis ac conjugis eius Emmæ", and names "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…vicecomes Lemovicensis Ademarus et uxor sua Melissendis", adding that after the death of "predictus Ademarus…gener ipsius Guido" married "filia ipsius…Emma", by charter dated to [970/86], witnessed by "…Archambaldi honorabilis, Sulpiciæ uxoris eius"[474]Ramnulf et filii mei Geraldus” sold property in Limoges to “Eldoinus et frater suus Ildegarius episcopus” by charter dated 19 Jun 988[475]The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the death, and burial "apud Sanctum Dionisium", of "episcopus Aldegerius Lemovicæ" as well as the election of "pontifex Alduinus frater eius" as his successor[476]

3.         AIMERY "Ostofrancus" de Limoges (-[Mar/Aug] 1019).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[477]

-        VICOMTES de ROCHECHOUART

4.         GERAUD de LimogesThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[478]"Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[479]Seigneur d'Argenton.  before 990/1019.  The Miracula Sancti Bernardi names "Guido, genitor Ademari, sive etiam Giraldus frater eius, patrinus iam dicti adolescenti"[480]

5.         HILDUIN de Limoges (-23 Jun 1014, bur Limoges Saint-Martin)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[481]"Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[482]Ramnulf et filii mei Geraldus” sold property in Limoges to “Eldoinus et frater suus Ildegarius episcopus” by charter dated 19 Jun 988[483]Bishop of LimogesThe Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the death, and burial "apud Sanctum Dionisium", of "episcopus Aldegerius Lemovicæ" as well as the election of "pontifex Alduinus frater eius" as his successor[484]The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the death of "Alduinus episcopus" and his burial "apud Sanctum Martinum", noting that he was succeeded by "Geraldus nepos eius"[485].  The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the death “IX Kal Julii et in festo S. Johannis Baptistæ” 1014 of “dominus...Hilduinus”, his burial in “S. Martini Lemovicensis basilicæ”, and the succession “in episcopali sede” of “Geraldus nepos suus[486]

6.         GEOFFROY de Limoges (-11 Oct 998).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[487]He is named as son of Géraud in the chronicle of Geoffroy de Vigeois[488].  Abbé de Saint-Martial de Limoges 991. 

7.         [HUGUES de Limoges .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Monk at Saint-Martial de Limoges.] 

8.         ADALMODE de Limoges The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Aldebertus frater [Helias Petragoricensi comite]" married "sorore Widonis vicecomitis"[489]Ademar records the second marriage of "Adalmode coniuge…Aldeberti" to Duke William[490].  The Chronicle of Petrus Malleacensis records that Adalmodis was wife of Boson Comte du Périgord and daughter of "Candida", for whom Duke Guillaume promised to expand "fluvium Rhodanum Regni" in return for marrying her daughter[491], but this is not consistent with the other sources.  According to the Chronicle of Maillezais, Adalmode was the daughter of Adelaide d'Anjou (presumably by her first husband Etienne de Brioude/Gévaudan), and also widow of Boson Comte du Périgord (brother of Comte Audebert [I], whom he survived by several years).  Thierry Stasser has shown that this is incorrect[492]m firstly ([990]) AUDEBERT [I] Comte de La Marche et du Périgord, son of BOSON [I] "le Vieux" Comte de La Marche & his wife Emma de Périgueux (-killed in battle near Gençay 997, bur Carroux).  m secondly ([997]) as his first wife, GUILLAUME V Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME III Comte de Poitou], son of GUILLAUME IV "Fier-à-Bras" Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME II Comte de Poitou] & his wife Emma de Blois ([969]-Maillezais 31 Jan 1030, bur Maillezais, Abbaye de Saint-Pie). 

9.         TISALGA de Limoges (-before Aug 1019).  A charter dated to [1049/75] records that, after the death of "Aimirici de Rochachavard", "filius eius Aimiricus de Rochacavart" succeeded to "honorem patris sui" and confirmed the donation of the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche by "Aimiricus Ostafrancs et Guido atque Tisalga, Aldiardis, Calva quoque soror eorum" for the souls of "patris sui G. vicecomitis et Rotildis vicecomitissæ matris eorum"[493]

10.      ALDIARDE de Limoges .  A charter dated to [1049/75] records that, after the death of "Aimirici de Rochachavard", "filius eius Aimiricus de Rochacavart" succeeded to "honorem patris sui" and confirmed the donation of the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche by "Aimiricus Ostafrancs et Guido atque Tisalga, Aldiardis, Calva quoque soror eorum" for the souls of "patris sui G. vicecomitis et Rotildis vicecomitissæ matris eorum"[494]

11.      CALVA de LimogesA charter dated to [1049/75] records that, after the death of "Aimirici de Rochachavard", "filius eius Aimiricus de Rochacavart" succeeded to "honorem patris sui" and confirmed the donation of the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche by "Aimiricus Ostafrancs et Guido atque Tisalga, Aldiardis, Calva quoque soror eorum" for the souls of "patris sui G. vicecomitis et Rotildis vicecomitissæ matris eorum"[495]

 

 

GUY [I] de Limoges, son of GERAUD Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Rothilde [de Brosse] (-Limoges 27 Oct 1025, bur Limoges Saint-Martial)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[496].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Geraldo vicecomite et filius eius Widone" when recording that they fought "Helias Petragoricensi comite"[497]Ademar names "Widone" son of "Geraldo vicecomite" and, in a later passage, states that he was brother of "episcopus Alduinus Lemovicæ"[498].  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "fratris mei Guidonis ac conjugis eius Emmæ", by charter dated to [970/86][499].  "Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[500]He succeeded his father in 988 as Vicomte de Limoges.  "Guido et uxor mea Emma" donated "ecclesiam…Alairacus" and other properties to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "Ademari filii eius, Geraldi filii eius, Petri filii eius"[501]"Guilelmi comitis, Aldeberti comitis, Guidoni vicecomitis, Ecfridi vicecomitis, Geraldi vicecomitis, Bosoni fratris vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 20 Apr 991 under which "Guilelmus…dux Aquitaniensium" granted rights to the abbey of Nouaillé[502].  "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensium cum uxore sua Emma" granted privileges to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "filii eorum Ademari, Geraldus, Petrus, Fulcherius"[503].  "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ", by charter dated Aug 1019, signed by "Geraldi episcopi, Ademari fratris sui, Petronis fratris sui, Fulcherii fratris sui, Rotildis, Aimerici filii sui, Fulchaldi de Rocha, Guidonis filii sui, Ademari fratris eius, Ava filiæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi"[504].  The signatories to this document have all been tentatively identified except for "Rotildis, Aimerici filii sui".  "Guido vicecomes et uxor mea Emma" donated property "in parrochia Sancti Eparchii" to Uzerche, for "filio nostro Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1019/22][505]"Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, for the souls of "Geraldi patris mei, ac matris meæ Rotildis…Ademari vicecomitis patris uxoris meæ et matris eius Milissendis", with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…", by charter dated 1025[506]

m EMMA de Ségur, daughter of ADEMAR Vicomte de Ségur & his wife Mélisende --- (-after 1025).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Emma" as wife of "Guido"[507].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1025 under which "Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, for the souls of "Geraldi patris mei, ac matris meæ Rotildis…Ademari vicecomitis patris uxoris meæ et matris eius Milissendis", with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…"[508].  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "fratris mei Guidonis ac conjugis eius Emmæ", and names "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…vicecomes Lemovicensis Ademarus et uxor sua Melissendis", adding that after the death of "predictus Ademarus…gener ipsius Guido" married "filia ipsius…Emma", by charter dated to [970/86][509]Heiress of Ségur.  "Guido et uxor mea Emma" donated "ecclesiam…Alairacus" and other properties to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "Ademari filii eius, Geraldi filii eius, Petri filii eius"[510].  "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensium cum uxore sua Emma" granted privileges to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "filii eorum Ademari, Geraldus, Petrus, Fulcherius"[511].  "Milisindis" donated "villam…ad Milium" to Uzerche, for the soul of "senioris mei Ademari", by charter dated Apr 1001, signed by "Ilduini episcopi, Guidoni honorabili, Emme uxoris eius"[512]The chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Emma vicecomitissa Lemovicæ" was kidnapped by Vikings "circa festivitatem Apostolorum" [30 Jun] while making a pilgrimage to the Abbey of Saint-Michel-en-Lherm and held captive overseas for three years, despite payment of a large ransom from the abbey's treasure.  She was eventually released following intervention by Richard II Duke of Normandy[513].  "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ", by charter dated Aug 1019[514].  "Guido vicecomes et uxor mea Emma" donated property "in parrochia Sancti Eparchii" to Uzerche, for "filio nostro Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1019/22][515]

Vicomte Guy & his wife had four children: 

1.         ADEMAR [I] de Limoges (-Palestine 12 Aug [after 1019])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Petrum et Ademarum" as the children of "Guido" and his wife "Emma"[516]"Guido et uxor mea Emma" donated "ecclesiam…Alairacus" and other properties to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "Ademari filii eius, Geraldi filii eius, Petri filii eius"[517].  "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensium cum uxore sua Emma" granted privileges to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "filii eorum Ademari, Geraldus, Petrus, Fulcherius"[518].  "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ", by charter dated Aug 1019, signed by "Geraldi episcopi, Ademari fratris sui, Petronis fratris sui, Fulcherii fratris sui…"[519]André de Fleury’s Vita Gauzlini records that “Ademarus et Petrus duo germani fratres, Lemovicæ urbis comitatu insignes” donated revenue to Fleury[520].  Vicomte de Limoges et de Ségur.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Ademarum" succeeded his father "Widonem vicecomitem" in Limoges "intercedente Willelmo comite Engolismensis"[521].  "Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…", by charter dated 1025[522].  989/1036.  m SENEGONDE, daughter of ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Senegunda" as the wife of "Ademarum"[523]"Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…", by charter dated 1025[524].  "Ademarus vicecomes, filius Widonis vicecomitis et…coniunx mea…Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Marcial, Limoges, with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Widonis ac Gauzfredi", undated[525].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[526], her son Guy was nepos of the Vicomte d'Aulnay in 1067, which if correct means that she was probably Sénégonde d'Aulnay, daughter of Cadelon [VI] Vicomte d'Aulnay & his wife ---.  This statement is presumably based on the charter dated 1067 under which "Ostencius oppidi Talleburgensis dominus" donated "molendina...et prata et silva" in the territory of Notre-Dame de Saintes, which was “sub potestate duorum militum erat, Guidonis...Lemovicensis nepotis vicecomitis Oenacensis et Helie filii Achardi de Borno”, to the monastery[527].  Adémar [I] & his wife had [nine] children: 

a)         ADEMAR [II] de Limoges (-15 Oct, after 1096)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarum, Guidonem, Gaufredum et Bertrandum" as the children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Senegunda"[528]He succeeded in 1030 as Vicomte de Limoges.    

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b)         GUY [II] de Limoges (-26 Oct ----).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarum, Guidonem, Gaufredum et Bertrandum" as the children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Senegunda"[529]"Ademarus vicecomes, filius Widonis vicecomitis et…coniunx mea…Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Marcial, Limoges, with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Widonis ac Gauzfredi", undated[530].  He succeeded as Vicomte de Limoges.  "Guido et frater meus Gaufredus vicecomites et uxor mea Aduis cognomento Blancha et Ademarus et Bertrandus fratres nostri" donated "ecclesiam…a La Faia" to Uzerche by charter dated Jul 1036[531].  "Guido (vicecomes Lemovicensis) et frater meus Gauzfredus" donated the church of "Sancti…Vincinciani" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostre Sinigundis", by charter dated to [1036/52], witnessed by "…Ademari fratris eorum, Bertrandi fratris eorum…"[532]Ademarus vicecomes” donated property “in curte...Vinolio...manso...Castaned” to Limoges Saint-Etienne on the entry “ad canonicos, nepotem meum...Ebulum”, for the souls of “Widoni vicecomitis et uxoris eius Ema et...patris mei Ademari matreque mea Senegunda et fratrum meorum Widone, Gauzfredo, Bertrando”, by charter dated Aug [1052/60], signed by “Ademari vicecomitis et uxoris eius Unberga, Gauzfredi fratris eius, Bertrandi fratris eius...[533]m (before 1036) ADUIS dite Blanche, daughter of ---.  "Guido et frater meus Gaufredus vicecomites et uxor mea Aduis cognomento Blancha et Ademarus et Bertrandus fratres nostri" donated "ecclesiam…a La Faia" to Uzerche by charter dated Jul 1036[534]

c)         GEOFFROY "Bocourt" de Limoges (-[1059/67]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarum, Guidonem, Gaufredum et Bertrandum" as the children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Senegunda"[535]"Guido et frater meus Gaufredus vicecomites et uxor mea Aduis cognomento Blancha et Ademarus et Bertrandus fratres nostri" donated "ecclesiam…a La Faia" to Uzerche by charter dated Jul 1036[536].  "Ademarus vicecomes et Gaufredus et Bertrandus fratres mei, Geraldus quoque consanguineus noster" donated "ecclesia Sancti Eparchii" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari ac matris nostræ Senegundis", by charter dated to [1040][537]"Ademarus vicecomes, filius Widonis vicecomitis et…coniunx mea…Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Marcial, Limoges, with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Widonis ac Gauzfredi", undated[538].  "Guido (vicecomes Lemovicensis) et frater meus Gauzfredus" donated the church of "Sancti…Vincinciani" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostre Sinigundis", by charter dated to [1036/52], witnessed by "…Ademari fratris eorum, Bertrandi fratris eorum…"[539]Ademarus vicecomes” donated property “in curte...Vinolio...manso...Castaned” to Limoges Saint-Etienne on the entry “ad canonicos, nepotem meum...Ebulum”, for the souls of “Widoni vicecomitis et uxoris eius Ema et...patris mei Ademari matreque mea Senegunda et fratrum meorum Widone, Gauzfredo, Bertrando”, by charter dated Aug [1052/60], signed by “Ademari vicecomitis et uxoris eius Unberga, Gauzfredi fratris eius, Bertrandi fratris eius...[540]"Ademarus vicecomes et fratres mei Bertrandus et Gaufredus" donated "unum mansum Mas Frauna Del Poi" to Uzerche by charter dated 1060 or before[541].  "Ademarus vicecomes et Bertrandus frater eius" donated "mansum al Poi in parochia Sancti Juliani de Porcaria" to Uzerche, for the soul and burial of "fratris sui Gaufredi Boucort", by charter dated to [1059/67][542]

d)         BERTRAND de LimogesThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarum, Guidonem, Gaufredum et Bertrandum" as the children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Senegunda"[543]"Guido et frater meus Gaufredus vicecomites et uxor mea Aduis cognomento Blancha et Ademarus et Bertrandus fratres nostri" donated "ecclesiam…a La Faia" to Uzerche by charter dated Jul 1036[544].  "Ademarus vicecomes et Gaufredus et Bertrandus fratres mei, Geraldus quoque consanguineus noster" donated "ecclesia Sancti Eparchii" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari ac matris nostræ Senegundis", by charter dated to [1040][545].  "Guido (vicecomes Lemovicensis) et frater meus Gauzfredus" donated the church of "Sancti…Vincinciani" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostre Sinigundis", by charter dated to [1036/52], witnessed by "…Ademari fratris eorum, Bertrandi fratris eorum…"[546]Ademarus vicecomes” donated property “in curte...Vinolio...manso...Castaned” to Limoges Saint-Etienne on the entry “ad canonicos, nepotem meum...Ebulum”, for the souls of “Widoni vicecomitis et uxoris eius Ema et...patris mei Ademari matreque mea Senegunda et fratrum meorum Widone, Gauzfredo, Bertrando”, by charter dated Aug [1052/60], signed by “Ademari vicecomitis et uxoris eius Unberga, Gauzfredi fratris eius, Bertrandi fratris eius...[547]"Ademarus vicecomes et fratres mei Bertrandus et Gaufredus" donated "unum mansum Mas Frauna Del Poi" to Uzerche by charter dated 1060 or before[548].  "Ademarus vicecomes et Bertrandus frater eius" donated "mansum al Poi in parochia Sancti Juliani de Porcaria" to Uzerche, for the soul and burial of "fratris sui Gaufredi Boucort", by charter dated to [1059/67][549]

e)         GAUSBERT de Limoges .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [1044]. 

f)          [BERNARD [I] de Brosse .  Bernard [I] Vicomte de Brosse is stated in secondary sources, including Europäische Stammtafeln[550], to have been the son of Adémar [I] Vicomte de Limoges.  The primary source which confirms that this parentage has not yet been identified.  The chronology of his son Gérard [I] suggests that Bernard [I] could not have been the son of Ademar.  The early history of the vicomtes de Brosse is hazy and until more information comes to light it is suggested that this proposed affiliation be treated with caution.] 

-        VICOMTES de BROSSE.  

g)         MELISENDE de Limoges .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

h)         daughter The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1073/86.  m PIERRE de Beaufort, son of ---. 

i)          [--- .  It is probable that one of the siblings named above was the father/mother of Ebles.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          EBLESAdemarus vicecomes” donated property “in curte...Vinolio...manso...Castaned” to Limoges Saint-Etienne on the entry “ad canonicos, nepotem meum...Ebulum”, for the souls of “Widoni vicecomitis et uxoris eius Ema et...patris mei Ademari matreque mea Senegunda et fratrum meorum Widone, Gauzfredo, Bertrando”, by charter dated Aug [1052/60], signed by “Ademari vicecomitis et uxoris eius Unberga, Gauzfredi fratris eius, Bertrandi fratris eius...[551]

2.         GERAUD de Limoges (-Charroux 11 Nov 1022[552], bur Dorat/Charroux).  "Guido et uxor mea Emma" donated "ecclesiam…Alairacus" and other properties to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "Ademari filii eius, Geraldi filii eius, Petri filii eius"[553].  "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensium cum uxore sua Emma" granted privileges to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "filii eorum Ademari, Geraldus, Petrus, Fulcherius"[554].  "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ", by charter dated Aug 1019, signed by "Geraldi episcopi, Ademari fratris sui, Petronis fratris sui, Fulcherii fratris sui…"[555]He was elected to succeed his uncle as Bishop of Limoges in 1014, consecrated at Poitiers after initial refusal by the church authorities who objected to his simultaneous entry into the orders of the church as he was still a lay person[556].  The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the death 1014 of “dominus...Hilduinus” and the succession “in episcopali sede” of “Geraldus nepos suus[557].  The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the burial “II Kal Jan” year unknown “in Scotorensi ecclesia” of “domino Geraldo”, a later passage indicating his death “III Id Nov” 1022 “Pictavis apud Carrosium” and burial there, after holding office for eight years[558]

3.         PIERRE de Limoges (-after 1025).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Petrum et Ademarum" as the children of "Guido" and his wife "Emma"[559]"Guido et uxor mea Emma" donated "ecclesiam…Alairacus" and other properties to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "Ademari filii eius, Geraldi filii eius, Petri filii eius"[560].  "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensium cum uxore sua Emma" granted privileges to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "filii eorum Ademari, Geraldus, Petrus, Fulcherius"[561]André de Fleury’s Vita Gauzlini records that “Ademarus et Petrus duo germani fratres, Lemovicæ urbis comitatu insignes” donated revenue to Fleury[562].  "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ", by charter dated Aug 1019, signed by "Geraldi episcopi, Ademari fratris sui, Petronis fratris sui, Fulcherii fratris sui…"[563]"Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…", by charter dated 1025[564]m SULPICIE, daughter of ---.  "Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…", by charter dated 1025[565]

4.         FOUCHER de Limoges (-[1019/22]).  "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensium cum uxore sua Emma" granted privileges to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "filii eorum Ademari, Geraldus, Petrus, Fulcherius"[566].  "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ", by charter dated Aug 1019, signed by "Geraldi episcopi, Ademari fratris sui, Petronis fratris sui, Fulcherii fratris sui…"[567].  "Guido vicecomes et uxor mea Emma" donated property "in parrochia Sancti Eparchii" to Uzerche, for "filio nostro Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1019/22][568]

 

 

ADEMAR [II] de Limoges, son of ADEMAR [I] Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Senegundis [d'Aunay] (-15 Oct, after 1096)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarum, Guidonem, Gaufredum et Bertrandum" as the children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Senegunda"[569]He succeeded in 1030 as Vicomte de Limoges.  "Ademarus vicecomes et Umberga uxor eius" settled claims by "Sancto Petro Bernardum de Lacheza" to "manso de Romalhac" by charter dated to [1030][570].  "Guido et frater meus Gaufredus vicecomites et uxor mea Aduis cognomento Blancha et Ademarus et Bertrandus fratres nostri" donated "ecclesiam…a La Faia" to Uzerche by charter dated Jul 1036[571].  "Guido (vicecomes Lemovicensis) et frater meus Gauzfredus" donated the church of "Sancti…Vincinciani" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari et matris nostre Sinigundis", by charter dated to [1036/52], witnessed by "…Ademari fratris eorum, Bertrandi fratris eorum…"[572].  "Ademarus vicecomes et Gaufredus et Bertrandus fratres mei, Geraldus quoque consanguineus noster" donated "ecclesia Sancti Eparchii" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris nostri Ademari ac matris nostræ Senegundis", by charter dated to [1040][573]Ademarus vicecomes” donated property “in curte...Vinolio...manso...Castaned” to Limoges Saint-Etienne on the entry “ad canonicos, nepotem meum...Ebulum”, for the souls of “Widoni vicecomitis et uxoris eius Ema et...patris mei Ademari matreque mea Senegunda et fratrum meorum Widone, Gauzfredo, Bertrando”, by charter dated Aug [1052/60], signed by “Ademari vicecomitis et uxoris eius Unberga, Gauzfredi fratris eius, Bertrandi fratris eius...[574]"Ademarus vicecomes et fratres mei Bertrandus et Gaufredus" donated "unum mansum Mas Frauna Del Poi" to Uzerche by charter dated 1060 or before[575].  "Ademarus vicecomes" donated property "ad Planis" to Uzerche by undated charter, signed by "Elias filius eius"[576].  "Ademarus vicecomes et Bertrandus frater eius" donated "mansum al Poi in parochia Sancti Juliani de Porcaria" to Uzerche, for the soul and burial of "fratris sui Gaufredi Boucort", by charter dated to [1059/67][577].  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated "ecclesiam de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated 1068, witnessed by "Umberga uxor Ademari, filii eorum Elias, Petrus et Ademarus"[578].  "Ademarus vicecomes filius Ademari vicecomitis et Senegundis" donated "unum mansum…in parrochia Sancti Eparchii in villa Del Mont" to Uzerche by charter dated 1071[579].  "Ademarus vicecomes" donated "mansum…a La Valetta…in parrochia Sancti Eparchii prope villam de Sadarnac" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1067/90], witnessed by "Ademarus filius prædicti vicecomitis…"[580]Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis” donated “unum mansum...in parrochia Vineolensis æcclesie...Masliacus” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “meæ uxoris Unberge ac filiorum meorum Helie...ac Petri necnon Adhemari”, by charter dated 1073[581]"Ademarus vicecomes" donated "duos mansos…unus in villa de Chaleis…ala Picha in parrochia de Iburia, et aliud in parrochia Sancti Eparchii…las Landas" to Uzerche, for "Milisende filia sua" who became a nun at Uzerche, by charter dated 1096[582]

m firstly (before [1030]) HUMBERGE d'Angoulême, daughter of GEOFFROY Comte d'Angoulême & his first wife Pétronille d'Archiac (-[1068/before 1071]).  "Ademarus vicecomes et Umberga uxor eius" settled claims by "Sancto Petro Bernardum de Lacheza" to "manso de Romalhac" by charter dated to [1030][583]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Humberga" as the wife of "Ademarum" and mother of "Ademarum"[584]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis [et] Umberga uxor eius" are named in a charter dated 1062 before Sep[585]The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated "ecclesiam de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated 1068, witnessed by "Umberga uxor Ademari, filii eorum Elias, Petrus et Ademarus"[586]

m secondly (before 1071) HUMBERGE, sister of ARBERT de la Vallette, daughter of ---.  Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis” donated “unum mansum...in parrochia Vineolensis æcclesie...Masliacus” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “meæ uxoris Unberge ac filiorum meorum Helie...ac Petri necnon Adhemari”, by charter dated 1073[587]The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the donation to Saint-Marcial de Limoges by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et uxor ipsius Umberga, et filii Petrus et Ademarus" dated 1077[588]The primary source which confirms her family origin has not yet been identified.  1084/91. 

Vicomte Ademar [II] & his first wife had six children:

1.         HELIE de Limoges (-after 1073).  "Ademarus vicecomes" donated property "ad Planis" to Uzerche by undated charter, signed by "Elias filius eius"[589].  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated "ecclesiam de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated 1068, witnessed by "Umberga uxor Ademari, filii eorum Elias, Petrus et Ademarus"[590]Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis” donated “unum mansum...in parrochia Vineolensis æcclesie...Masliacus” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “meæ uxoris Unberge ac filiorum meorum Helie...ac Petri necnon Adhemari”, by charter dated 1073[591]

2.         PIERRE de Limoges (-after 1077).  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated "ecclesiam de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated 1068, witnessed by "Umberga uxor Ademari, filii eorum Elias, Petrus et Ademarus"[592]The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the donation to Saint-Marcial de Limoges by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et uxor ipsius Umberga, et filii Petrus et Ademarus" dated 1077[593].  Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis” donated “unum mansum...in parrochia Vineolensis æcclesie...Masliacus” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “meæ uxoris Unberge ac filiorum meorum Helie...ac Petri necnon Adhemari”, by charter dated 1073[594]

3.         ADEMAR [III] "le Barbu" de Limoges (-after 1139, bur Limoges Saint-Martial).  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated "ecclesiam de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated 1068, witnessed by "Umberga uxor Ademari, filii eorum Elias, Petrus et Ademarus"[595]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarum" as son of "Ademarum" and his wife "Humbergam"[596]Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis” donated “unum mansum...in parrochia Vineolensis æcclesie...Masliacus” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “meæ uxoris Unberge ac filiorum meorum Helie...ac Petri necnon Adhemari”, by charter dated 1073[597]The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the donation to Saint-Marcial de Limoges by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et uxor ipsius Umberga, et filii Petrus et Ademarus" dated 1077[598].  "Ademarus vicecomes" donated "mansum…a La Valetta…in parrochia Sancti Eparchii prope villam de Sadarnac" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1067/90], witnessed by "Ademarus filius prædicti vicecomitis…"[599]Vicomte de Limoges.  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensium" donated property "la Galmundia…in parrochia Sanctæ Eulaliæ et…in parrochia Sancti Eparchii…A la Prada" to Uzerche, when he sent "clericum consobrinum suum…Stephanum" to Uzerche for his crimes, for the souls of "patris sui Ademari viececomitis et matris suæ Umbergæ", with the consent of "Maria uxor eius", by charter dated to [1097/1108][600].  "Ademarus vicecomes filius eius" confirmed the donation "apud Celom" by "Ademari vicecomitis", after the death of the latter, by charter dated 1108[601]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated property rights in "silva de Born" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1114/20][602]"Domnus Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated property to the priory of Aureil, for the souls of "filiorum suorum Guidonis et Helie", by charter dated to [1117/39][603].  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" confirmed the privileges of Uzerche by charter dated to [1121][604]"Ademarus Lemovicensis vicecomes et…Archambaudus vicecomes de Comborn et …Brunicens uxor eius et filia supradicti Ademari" donated property "in manso Motario" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1121/38][605]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensium" donated revenue from "ecclesiæ de Celom" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Guidonis et Eliæ…filiorum suorum" by charter dated to [1125/30][606]Monk at Cluny 1138.  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated property to Cluny by charter dated 1138, subscribed by "Archimbaldus vicecomes et uxor eius, filia predicti vicecomitis"[607]m firstly [--- d'Angoulême], daughter of [GUILLAUME [V] TALAFER Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Vitapoi de Bezaume].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis refers to the mother of "Guido filius Ademari vicecomtiis" as "sorore Sectoris-ferri comitis Engolismensis"[608].  It is possible that this passage results from confusion with the first wife of Vicomte Adémar [II], recorded in secondary sources as Humberge d'Angoulême (see above) although her Angoulême origin has not yet been confirmed from primary sources.  It is unlikely that the wives of both Vicomtes de Limoges were from the family of the Comtes d'Angoulême.  Not only would this mean that the younger Vicomte married his first cousin on his mother's side of the family (few first cousin marriages have been observed in the families of the Aquitainian nobility at that time) but also that Vicomte Adémar [III]'s daughter Emma would have been doubly related to her third husband (assuming that Emma was born from her father's first marriage, which has not yet been verified).  If the first wife of Vicomte Adémar [III] was from the Angoulême family, from a chronological point of view her father must have been Comte Guillaume [V] Talafer.  m secondly (before 1108) MARIE des Cars, daughter of --- (-after 1124).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Maria de Carrio" as stepmother ("noverca") of "Guido filius Ademari Vicecomitis", adding that she tried to poison her stepson Guy [III] to ensure the succession of her own son[609]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensium" donated property "la Galmundia…in parrochia Sanctæ Eulaliæ et…in parrochia Sancti Eparchii…A la Prada" to Uzerche, when he sent "clericum consobrinum suum…Stephanum" to Uzerche for his crimes, for the souls of "patris sui Ademari viececomitis et matris suæ Umbergæ", with the consent of "Maria uxor eius", by charter dated to [1097/1108][610]Vicomte Ademar [III] & his first wife had two children:

a)         GUY [III] de Limoges (-1124)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guillelmo et Helias" as sons of "Ademarum" who died before their father[611].  Another passage of the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guido filius Ademari vicecomtiis, de sorore Sectoris-ferri comitis Engolismensis", stating that he was known as "Graul" because of his "deformitatem et nigredinem corporis", and recording that "Maria de Carrio noverca ipsius" gave him poison again and again, wishing to favour the inheritance of "filio Heliæ"[612]"Ademari…vicecomitis…cum filio suo Guidone" signed a charter dated 7 Oct 1114 relating to the election of the abbot of Saint-Martin de Limoges[613].  "Domnus Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated property to the priory of Aureil, for the souls of "filiorum suorum Guidonis et Helie", by charter dated to [1117/39][614]Vicomte de Limoges.  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensium" donated revenue from "ecclesiæ de Celom" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Guidonis et Eliæ…filiorum suorum" by charter dated to [1125/30][615]

b)         HUMBERGE dite BRUNISSENT de Limoges The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis, qui Cluniaco Monachus obiit, ex baptismo Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur" as wife of "Archambaldus", specifying that she was heiress to Limoges after the death of her two brothers[616]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated property to Cluny by charter dated 1138, subscribed by "Archimbaldus vicecomes et uxor eius, filia predicti vicecomitis"[617].  "Archambaldus vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Vigeois for the soul of "patre suo Bernardo vicecomite" with the consent of "sue uxore Brunissen" by charter dated to [1119/24][618]"Ademarus Lemovicensis vicecomes et…Archambaudus vicecomes de Comborn et …Brunicens uxor eius et filia supradicti Ademari" donated property "in manso Motario" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1121/38][619]m ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn, son of BERNARD [I] Vicomte de Comborn & his second wife Ermengarde --- (-after 1147, bur Tulle). 

Ademar [III] & his second wife had two children:

c)         HELIE de Limoges (-before 9 Nov [1125/33], bur Limoges).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guillelmo et Helias" as sons of "Ademarum" who died before their father[620].  Another passage of the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis implies that Hélie was the son of his father's second marriage when it records that "Maria de Carrio noverca ipsius" (referring to "Guido filius Ademari vicecomtiis, de sorore Sectoris-ferri comitis Engolismensis") gave poison to Guy again and again, wishing to favour the inheritance of "filio Heliæ"[621]"Domnus Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated property to the priory of Aureil, for the souls of "filiorum suorum Guidonis et Helie", by charter dated to [1117/39][622]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that Hélie died childless, and was buried "Lemovicæ".  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensium" donated revenue from "ecclesiæ de Celom" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Guidonis et Eliæ…filiorum suorum" by charter dated to [1125/30][623]

d)         EMMA de Limoges The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "aliam filiam [Ademari]…Ennoa (seu Emma)" stating that she married "Guillermus Dux, frater Raymundi Antiochiæ principis" after the death of her earlier husband "Bardoni de Coniaco", before being abducted by "Willelmus Sector-ferri, filius Wlgrini Comitis Engolismensis"[624].  It is not certain that Emma was the daughter of Vicomte Adémar [III] by his second marriage.  However, if Vicomte Adémar's first wife was a member of the family of the comtes d'Angoûleme (as speculated above), it is unlikely that she would have been Emma's mother, in view of Emma's third marriage.  "Emma comitissa, uxor comitis Engolismensis, filia Ademari vicecomitis Lemovicensis" donated property "ripas stagni de Chalamans" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by undated charter[625]The primary sources which confirm her first two marriages have not so far been identified.  m firstly BARDON de Cognac, son of HELIE [II] de Chambarot Seigneur de Cognac & his wife --- (-before 1136).  m secondly (1136) as his second wife, GUILLAUME X Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME VIII Comte de Poitou], son of GUILLAUME IX Duke of Aquitaine, GUILLAUME VII Comte de Poitou & his wife Philippa [Mathilde] de Toulouse (1099-Santiago de Compostela 9 Apr 1137, bur Santiago de Compostela).  m thirdly (after 1137) as his first wife, GUILLAUME d'Angoulême, son of VULGRIN II Comte d'Angoulême & his first wife Pontia de La Marche (-Messina 7 Aug 1179, bur Messina).  He succeeded his father in 1140 as GUILLAUME VI "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême

4.         MARIE de Limoges The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m as his first wife, EBLES [I] Vicomte de Ventadour, son of ARCHAMBAUD [II] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Rotburga de Rochechouart (-1095). 

5.         MELISENDE de Limoges (-after 1096).  "Milisendis filiæ Ademari…vicecomitis" authorised the donation by "Petrus de S. Martino et frater eius Petrus Fulcodius" of rights in "Usercensibus de vicaria villæ cum de Campania" to Uzerche by charter dated Feb 1071[626].  "Ademarus vicecomes" donated "duos mansos…unus in villa de Chaleis…ala Picha in parrochia de Iburia, et aliud in parrochia Sancti Eparchii…las Landas" to Uzerche, for "Milisende filia sua" who became a nun at Uzerche, by charter dated 1096[627].  Nun at Uzerche. 

6.         AIMELINE de Limoges (-after 1073).  "Aimilina…germana vicecomitis Ademari, conjuxque…Petri Bellofortis" donated half of "Condatensis ecclesie" to Uzerche by charter dated 16 Jun [1073/86][628]m PIERRE de Malemort Seigneur de Beaufort, son of --- (-after 1073). 

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de LIMOGES (VICOMTES de COMBORN)

 

 

1.         GUY de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges (-Antioch 1148)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena"[629]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1138/48] in which "vicecomitibus Ademaro…et Guidone fratre eius" confirmed the donation of property in "mansi Comborn" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by "Petrus de Montlavini" by charter dated to [1138/48], witnessed by "Ademarus vicecomes et Archembaldus pater eius"[630]Vicomte de Limoges"Guido et Ademarus fratres vicecomites Lemovicenses" confirmed donations of property by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis avus noster" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1139/48][631]Louis VII King of France confirmed him in 1141 as Duke of Aquitaine.  "Ademarus vicecomes et…Guido vicecomes" confirmed the donation of "ecclesiam sancti Ylarii de Celom" to Uzerche, for the soul of "antecessoris nostri Ademari vicecomitis", by charter dated 28 Oct 1146[632]He joined the crusade in 1147.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death of "Guido Vicecomes" at Antioch[633]m MARQUISE de La Marche, daughter of AUDEBERT [III] Comte de La Marche & his wife Orengarde ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Guido Vicecomes" married "Marquisia sorore Audeberti Comitis de Marchia" but died childless[634]

2.         ADEMAR [IV] de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges (-Limoges 1148, bur Limoges Saint-Martial)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena"[635]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1138/48] in which "vicecomitibus Ademaro…et Guidone fratre eius" confirmed the donation of property in "mansi Comborn" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by "Petrus de Montlavini" by charter dated to [1138/48], witnessed by "Ademarus vicecomes et Archembaldus pater eius"[636]Vicomte de Limoges"Guido et Ademarus fratres vicecomites Lemovicenses" confirmed donations of property by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis avus noster" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1139/48][637]Louis VII King of France confirmed him in 1141 as Duke of Aquitaine.  "Ademarus vicecomes et…Guido vicecomes" confirmed the donation of "ecclesiam sancti Ylarii de Celom" to Uzerche, for the soul of "antecessoris nostri Ademari vicecomitis", by charter dated 28 Oct 1146[638].  "Ademarus Lemovicensis vicecomes, nepos…Ademari vicecomitis" donated revenue from "ecclesiæ parrochiæ de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated Aug 1147, signed by "Elias de Bordella filius meus, Siguinus de Turribus…"[639]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death in Limoges of "Ademarus" (in the same year as his brother Guy), and his burial "iuxta cæteros vicecomites"[640]m as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Turenne, daughter of RAYMOND [I] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Mathilde du Perche (-21 Oct [1186/1202]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Margarita sorore Bosonis de Torenna" as wife of "Brunicendis filius Ademarus"[641]Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the cartulary of Tulle St Martin which records a donation by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et Aimericus de Gordo mariti duarum sororum Bosonis, Mangnæ et Margaritæ" dated 21 Dec 1143 made "pro anima Bosonis vicecomitis de Torenna qui gladio corruit" on the day of his burial, authorised by "Ebolus vicecomes de Ventedorn et Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn", and made "in manu domni Ebali abbatis Tutellensis patrui ipsius Bosonis"[642].  She married secondly (1148 or after, divorced [1150/51]) as his first wife, Ebles [III] Vicomte de Ventadour, and thirdly ([1150/51]) as his second wife, Guillaume VI "Taillefer" Comte d'AngoulêmeThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ademaro vicecomite Lemovicensi, sponsam illius Margaretam, sororem Bosonis de Torenna" married "Ebolus Ventadorensis, filius Eboli Cantatoria" after her first husband died, but that the marriage ended after two years because of their consanguinity[643].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ademaro vicecomite Lemovicensi, sponsam illius Margaretam, sororem Bosonis de Torenna" married thirdly "Guillermus Sector-ferri Comes Engolismensis, multorum pater liberorum"[644]"Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 1171[645]The necrology of Saint-Martial records the death “XII Kal Nov” of “Margarita Engolismensis comitissa, mater Ademari vicecomitis” and her donation[646]Vicomte Ademar [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BOSON dit ADEMAR [V] de Limoges (-murdered 1199)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarum" as son of "Brunicendis filius Ademarus" and his wife "Margarita sorore Bosonis de Torenna"[647].  His name is clarified in a later passage in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which names "Bosonem qui postea, eo quod erat solus, Ademarus vocatus est" as the son of "Ademarus de Margareta filia Rainaldi de Torenna et Mathildis"[648].  "Ademarus filius Ademari vicecomitis" confirmed donations of property by his ancestors to Notre-Dame de Dalon by undated charter dated to [1148/99][649]He succeeded his father in 1148 as Vicomte de Limoges

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Vicomte Ademar [IV] had one [probably illegitimate child] by [an unknown mistress]: 

b)         HELIE de Bordel (-after Aug 1147).  "Ademarus Lemovicensis vicecomes, nepos…Ademari vicecomitis" donated revenue from "ecclesiæ parrochiæ de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated Aug 1147, signed by "Elias de Bordella filius meus, Siguinus de Turribus…"[650].  It is assumed that Hélie was illegitimate. 

 

 

BOSON dit ADEMAR [V] de Limoges, son of ADEMAR [IV] Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Marguerite de Turenne (-murdered 1199)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarum" as son of "Brunicendis filius Ademarus" and his wife "Margarita sorore Bosonis de Torenna"[651].  "Ademarus filius Ademari vicecomitis" confirmed donations of property by his ancestors to Notre-Dame de Dalon by undated charter dated to [1148/99][652]He succeeded his father in 1148 as Vicomte de LimogesThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that Henry II King of England granted "terram vicecomitis Ademari [Limoges]" to "Gaufredo de Novo-burgo…frater Rotrodis comes Perticæ, et Guillermo qui cognominabatur Pandolf" after this accession[653], presumably during the minority of Vicomte Boson Adémar [V] although the passage does not specify this.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Guillermus filius Wlgrimi Comes Engolismensis, Ademarus Vicecomes Lemovicensis, Oliverius filius Gulpherii senioris de Turribus" were among those who left for Jerusalem in 1178[654].  "Ademarus Lemocicensis vicecomes" donated property rights in "Banac" to Notre-Dame de Dalon before leaving for Jerusalem, by charter dated 10 Jul 1179, witnessed by "Raimundus vicecomes Torenensis, Eblo vicecomes de Ventedorn…Eschivaz de Chabanes…"[655].  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" confirmed the donations made by his ancestors to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1184[656]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis cum filiis suis" prohibited a construction at Uzerche monastery by charter dated 1187, witnessed by "Guido filius vicecomitis, Eschivatus miles de Chabanes…"[657]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis…et Guido filius eius" witnessed a charter dated 1192 under which "Guido Archambaudi de Felitio" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon[658]The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1199 of "Ademarus vicecomes senior"[659].  He was murdered allegedly by Philippe Seigneur de Cognac who considered Vicomte Ademar responsible for the death of his father Richard I King of England[660]Roger of Hoveden records in 1199 that "Philippus filius Ricardi regis Angliæ nothus", to whom the king had granted "castellum et honorem de Cuinac", killed "vicecomitem de Limoges" in revenge for his father’s death[661]

m ([1154/56]) SARAH of Cornwall, daughter of RENAUD [de Dunstanville] Earl of Cornwall & his wife Beatrice FitzWilliam (after [1141]-1216, bur Saint-Yrieux de la Perche).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that Henry II King of England arranged the marriage of "Ademarum" and "consanguineam suam Sarram filiam Roberti Comitis de Glocestria"[662], although it is difficult chronologically for Sarah to have been the daughter of Earl Robert.  Her paternity is clarified in a later passage of the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which records that Henry II King of England returned his territories to Adémar and arranged his marriage to "Sara una ex tribus filiabus Rainaldi Comitis de Cornouailla"[663]The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1216 of "Sarra vicecomitissa"[664]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "anno 1216" of "Sara" and her burial "in festo S. Columbani…apud S. Aredium"[665]

Vicomte Ademar [V] & his wife had seven children:

1.         MARGUERITE ([1154/56]-)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam…Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram", specifying that Marguerite married "filio Aimerici de Rupecavardi" and afterwards "filio Audeberti Petragorici comitis"[666].  The reconstruction of her supposed descendants in the Rochechouart chapter, if correct, suggests that Marguerite must have been one of her parents’ oldest children.  Another possibility is that she was born from an earlier, otherwise unrecorded, marriage of her father.  It is not possible to identify the "Audeberti Petragorici comitis" who is named in the Chronicon, the only known counts of this name having existed at an earlier period.  This is somewhat surprising as the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis appears generally accurate in its genealogical details.  The correct identity of Marguerite’s second husband as Hélie [VII] Comte de Périgord is suggested by the charter dated [1228/29] under which "Archambauz coms de Peregurs fils n'El Talairan et neps al vescomte de Lemotges" donated property "lo moli Sancti Martialis que Peir Vegers tenia" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade[667].  From a chronological point of view, this appears to be the best solution from among the comtes de Périgord who are known from other primary sources.  However, it should be emphasised that the issue is not without doubt, firstly in light of the usual confusion about the translation of the word "neps/nepos", secondly because the vicomte de Limoges in question is not named, and thirdly because there remains the possibility that another "Audebert" in the Périgord family also bore the title "comte", unrecorded in other sources so far identified (see for example Audebert, son of Boson [IV] Comte de Périgord).  m firstly (before [1168/70]) --- de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [VI] [Vicomte] de Rochechouart & his wife ---.  m secondly (before [1180/85]) [HELIE [VII] TALAIRAND Comte de Périgord, son of HELIE [VI] TALAIRAND Comte de Périgord & his wife Raymonde de Turenne-Ribérac ([1155/60]-before 1211).] 

2.         ADEMAR (-1195).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam…Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram"[668].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ademarus Vicecomes Lemovicensis adolescens…fecit Abbati Petro hominium solemniter in Capitulo", dated to [1165] from the context[669]The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1195 of "Ademarus junior vicecomes Lemovicensis"[670].  On the assumption that the passage refers to a son of Ademar [V], it most likely that Ademar was his oldest son who was installed as joint Vicomte during the lifetime of his father. 

3.         GUY [V] (-Avignon 29 Mar 1230, bur Limoges Saint-Marcial)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam…Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram"[671]"Guido filius Ademari vicecomitis" confirmed the donation by "Ademarus Lemocicensis vicecomes" of property rights in "Banac" to Notre-Dame de Dalon before leaving for Jerusalem, by charter dated [after 10 Jul 1179][672]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis cum filiis suis" prohibited a construction at Uzerche monastery by charter dated 1187, witnessed by "Guido filius vicecomitis…"[673]"Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis…et Guido filius eius" witnessed a charter dated 1192 under which "Guido Archambaudi de Felitio" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon[674]Vicomte de Limoges"Guido vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated property in "manso Motarii" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1202[675]The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death "IV Kal Apr" in 1229 of "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensis"[676]The Majus Chronicon Lemovicense records the death in 1230 of "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensis" and his burial "in capella Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis"[677]m firstly --- d'Auvergne, daughter of ROBERT [IV] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Mathilde de Bourgogne [Capet] (-1210).  The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1210 of "uxor Guidonis comitis Lemovicensis, que fuit soror comitis Arvernorum"[678]m secondly ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-[20 Aug] [1263]).  "Gui vicomte de Limoges" confirmed his previous donations to Notre-Dame de Dalon and those of "sa…mère Ermenjart", and adds a donation for the soul of "sa sœur Marie", by charter dated 29 Jul 1249[679].  The primary source which confirms her family origin has not been identified.  An indication of her family connections is provided by the dispensation issued by Pope Innocent IV at the request of “H. vicecomitissa Lemovicensi, ipsorum consanguineo” for the marriage between “Dalmatio...filii Gualfridi Dalmatii domini de Burg Dau” and “Ysabelle sponse tue” despite 3o consanguinity, dated 21 May 1248, for the marriage[680].  The necrology of Saint-Martial records the death “XIII Kal Sep” of “vicecomitissa mater Guidonis[681].  The editor of the compilation consulted suggests that this entry refers to the mother of Vicomte Guy [VI] but gives no indication why it could not apply to any of the other vicomtes de Limoges named Guy.  Vicomte Guy [V] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ADEMAR (--1223).  The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1223 of "Ademarus vicecomes junior", in a later passage naming him "Ademarus unigenitus filius Guidonis vicecomitis Lemovicensis"[682]

Vicomte Guy [V] & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

b)         MARGUERITE ([1210/15]-9 Sep 1259, bur Châtenet).  Her marriage date is estimated from her oldest son being a minor when her husband died, as suggested by the charter dated Sep 1245 quoted below.  “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart, Aimery son fils, et Marguerite femme du dit fils” reached agreement with “Guy vicomte de Limoges” to abandon “au dit vicomte de Limoges les domaines de Gorre, Oradour, Cussac, Cuffares, le droit en la forêt de Treus, la moitié du domaine de Maraval” by charter 3 Apr 1242[683]Margarita vicecomitissa Rupis Cauardi” swore homage to Alphonse Comte de Poitou for “castro Ruppis Cauardi...et de castro Perusii” by charter dated Sep 1245[684].  The fact that Marguerite swore homage instead of her son suggests that the latter was still a minor at that date.  “Aymericus de Rupecavardi vice-comes domicellus” confirmed a donation to Limoges, naming "Margaritam vice-comitissam Rupis-Cavardi matrem nostram et Aymericum de Castronovo et Aymericum de Panta milites", by charter dated 1 Jun 1251[685]The testament of “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, chose her burial "en la chapelle du Châtenet, au tombeau de feu son mary", bequeathed "trente livres de rente à Guillaume de Rochechouart son fils sur la terre qu’elle reçut en dot dans la vicomté de Limoges, avec la vigne qu’elle avoit acquise d’Adhémar de Maumont chevalier…à son déffaut à Guy de Rochechouart son fils et en outre…avec une coupe d’argent doré qui luy seroit donnée lorsqu’il sera armé chevalier", to "Adhémar de Rochechouart son fils cinquante livres de rente à prendre sur celle de cent livres que luy avoit donnée le comte de Poitiers", ordered that "Guy, Adhémar et Simon ses fils soient substitués les uns aux autres, en cas de mort sans hoirs", bequeathed "à Foucaud son autre fils, cinquante livres sur les biens de Cussac…dès qu’il aura atteint l’âge de seize ans", her lands "qu’elle avoit eues de ses père et mère à Aimery son fils aîné", made a bequest to "Marguerite sa nièce, fille de Guy son frère pour la faire religieuse", and named as executors "Guy de la Roche son gendre…son seigneur le vicomte de Limoges son frère…"[686].  An epitaph in the church of Saint-Yrieix records the death “in die Sancti Aredii” of “Aimericus de Rupe-Cavardo, maritus Margaritæ, filiæ Guidonis vicecomitis Lemovicensis” and the death 9 Sep 1259 of “Margarita[687]m ([1225/28]) AIMERY [X] Vicomte de Rochechouart , son of AIMERY [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife --- [de Mortemart] ([1205]-25 Aug 1245, bur Châtenet). 

Vicomte Guy [V] & his [second] wife had one child: 

c)         MARIE (-before 1255).  The chronology of her descendants suggests that Marie was born from her father’s second marriage, although that is not beyond all doubt.  "Gui vicomte de Limoges" confirmed his previous donations to Notre-Dame de Dalon and those of "sa…mère Ermenjart", and adds a donation for the soul of "sa sœur Marie", by charter dated 29 Jul 1249[688]An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Maria, sorore Guidonis, vicecomitis Lemovicensis" married "Archambladus vicecomes Comborum", when recording the death of the latter in 1277 and the succession of "Guido primogenitus suus", commenting that Guy married firstly "Amissiam filiam Echivati de Cabanisio" during the lifetime of his father and after her death "Almodiam filiam Gaufredi de Thouvaz"[689]m as his first wife, ARCHAMBAUD [VII] Vicomte de Comborn, son of BERNARD [II] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Marguerite de Turenne (-1277). 

Vicomte Guy [V] & his second wife had one child: 

d)         GUY [VI] "le Preux" (after 1223-Brantôme, Dordogne 13 Aug 1263, bur Limoges, église Saint-Martial)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem Probem" as son of "Guido"[690].  His birth date is confirmed by his older half-brother being described as “unigenitus filius” in the record of his death quoted above.  Vicomte de Limoges.  “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart, Aimery son fils, et Marguerite femme dudit fils” reached agreement with “Guy vicomte de Limoges” to abandon “audit vicomte de Limoges les domaines de Gorre, Oradour, Cussac, Cuffares, le droit en la forêt de Treus, la moitié du domaine de Marval” by charter 3 Apr 1242[691]Guido vicomes Lemovicensis” and “Aymericum vicecomitem Rupis Cavardi sororium nostrum” agreed their respective rights in the forest of Trein by charter dated 1244[692]"Gui vicomte de Limoges" confirmed his previous donations to Notre-Dame de Dalon and those of "sa…mère Ermenjart", and adds a donation for the soul of "sa sœur Marie", by charter dated 29 Jul 1249[693]The Brevissimum Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the death in 1263 of "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensis"[694]The Majus Chronicon Lemovicense records the death "Id Aug" in 1263 of "vicecomes...apud Brantome" during the siege of the place[695]m firstly --- de Blazon, daughter of THIERRY de Blazon Seneschal de Poitou & his wife --- (-before 1258).  The Majus Chronicon Lemovicense records in 1143 that "vicecomitissa Lemovicensis, filia Tilberi de Blason, quæ dicebatur consanguinea Reginæ Franciæ", being childless by her husband, faked a pregnancy and took a child of "filiam cujusdam coloni Parochiani de Bessenhac", but the vicomte imprisoned her on suspicion of adultery, the truth being revealed after a supposed collaborator in concealing the adultery was burned alive “apud Hahen“ whereupon the vicomtesse was released on the intervention “per Reginam[696].  Roblin highlights two 17th century transcriptions of the same source which specify what appears to be the correct date of 1243, indicating that the "vicecomitissa Lemovicensis" in question must have been the wife of Vicomte Guy [VI][697].  He also highlights that the revised date is corroborated by the appearance in [1230] of Thibaud de Blaizon, sénéchal de Poitou, who received hommage from various dignitaries in Limousin in the name of the French king.  m secondly ([1258]) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Bourgogne, widow of GUILLAUME [III] Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean, daughter of HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy & his first wife Yolande de Dreux (-27 Aug 1277).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Margarita filia Ducis Burgundiæ" as wife of "Guidonem Probem"[698]An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Margarita filia ducis Burgundie et vicecomitissa Lemovicensis" subjugated the castle of Limoges in 1274[699].  Dame de Molinot, by grant of her father as dowry, in return for her first husband transferring his rights to Vergy to her father.  Her subjects at Molinot rebelled against her in 1265, her father helping her to crush the revolt[700].  The testament of “Hugo dux Burgundiæ”, dated Sep 1272, bequeathed property to “Margaretam filiam meam vicecomitissam Lemovicensem[701]A fragment written by Bernard Guidonis records that "domina Margarita vicecomitissa Lemovicensis, filia ducis Burgundiæ, relicta...domini Guidonis vicecomitis Lemovicensis" founded the monastery "locum Sancti Pardulphi in Petragoricensi diœcesi, in confinio Lemovicensi"[702]An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the death "mense Augusti die Veneris pos festum beati Bartholomei" of "Margarita vicecomitissa Lemovicensis"[703].  Vicomte Guy [VI] & his first wife had one child: 

i)          MARGUERITE (after 1243-[Jul 1252/Aug 1263]).  Her parentage is confirmed by the testament of [her paternal aunt] “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, which made a bequest to "Marguerite sa nièce, fille de Guy son frère pour la faire religieuse"[704].  She was presumably born after the episode of her mother’s fake pregnancy, recounted above, and died before her father. 

Vicomte Guy [VI] & his second wife had one child:

ii)         MARIE ([1260]-1292)The Majus Chronicon Lemovicense records that "unicam filiam" was only three years old when her father died in 1263[705]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Mariam unicam hæredem" as daughter of "Guidonem Probem" and his wife "Margarita filia Ducis Burgundiæ", recording that she was betrothed to "Ludovicus Rex Francorum filio suo Roberto" in 1270[706]The Majus Chronicon Lemovicense records the birth in 1256 of "Robertus filius Ludovici...regis" and his betrothal to "filia vicecomitis Lemovicensis"[707]A charter dated 17 Jun 1273 records the obligation of "Jahan duc de Bretangne" to pay "la vicontaisse de Limoges" for the marriage of "Artur nostre nevou" and "Marie la fille à ladite vicontesse"[708]An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the marriage in 1275 of "Arturus filius comitis Britannie" and "Mariam filiam vicecomitisse Lemovicensis" at Tours[709]The Majus Chronicon Lemovicense records the marriage "in crastinum beatæ Mariæ Magdalenæ" in 1275 of "Maria heres vicecomitatus Lemovicensis, neptis ducis Burgundiæ" and "Arturo herede Britanniæ, nepote regis Angliæ"[710]Vicomtesse de LimogesBetrothed (1270) to ROBERT de France Comte de Clermont, son of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence (1256-7 Feb 1317, bur Paris, église des Jacobins).  m (Betrothed 17 Jun 1273, Papal dispensation 24 Nov 1275, Tours 1277) as his first wife, ARTHUR de Bretagne, son of JEAN II Duke of Brittany & his wife Beatrix of England (1262-Château de l'Isle 1312, bur Vannes).  He succeeded as Vicomte de Limoges, de iure uxoris.  He succeeded in 1305 as ARTHUR II Duke of Brittany.  See the document BRITTANY for their descendants, the later Vicomtes de Limoges who were also Comtes de Penthièvre. 

4.         AIGLINEThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam…Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram", specifying that Aigline married "filio Guillermi de Gordon"[711]m --- de Gourdon, son of GUILLAUME de Gourdon & his wife ---.   

5.         HUMBERGE de Limoges The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam…Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram", specifying that Humberge married "Gaufredo de Lesigniaco"[712].  The chronology of Humberge’s life is difficult to determine.  However, considering the dates of her parents and the other members of this family, it appears unlikely that she was born later than [1160/80].  This would suggest that she must have been the first wife of her husband and died before 1200 when he is named in a charter with another wife.  m as his [first] wife, GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Vouvent, son of HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" Seigneur de Lusignan & his wife Bourgogne de Rancon (-1216). 

6.         MARIE The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam…Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram", specifying that Marie married "Ebolo filio Eboli de Sybilla filia Radulfi de Faya"[713].  Another passage in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Ademarus Vicecomes Lemovicensis filiam…Mariam" as wife of "Ebolus", commenting that she died childless[714]m ([1190/95]) as his first wife, EBLES [V] Vicomte de Ventadour, son of EBLES [IV] dit ARCHAMBAUD Vicomte de Ventadour & his wife Sibylle de Faye ([1171/75]-1236 or after)

7.         GUILLAUME "le Pèlerin" ([1179]-1223).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam…Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram", explaining that Guillaume received his nickname because he was born on the day his father set out on pilgrimage to Jerusalem[715]The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1223 of "Ademarus vicecomes junior, W. avunculus ipsius", in a later passage naming him "W quondam decanus S.  Aredii, frater Guidonis vicecomitis Lemovicensis" and recording his death "octava die Pentecostes"[716]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    SEIGNEURS de MALEMORT

 

 

1.         AIMERY de Malemort .  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Americus de Malamorte", with the advice of "uxoris suæ et…Gauberti de Malamort consanguinei sui", and by "nobila…uxor Eboli de Samas soror Gauberti de Malamort", undated[717]m ---. 

 

 

2.         GARCIA de Malemort (-Jerusalem ----).  An undated charter records that "Garsias de Malamort" donated property "in manso de Melet" to Tulle Saint-Martin before leaving for Jerusalem, but that after his death there "frater eius Petrus Geraldi" occupied the land in question[718]

3.         PIERRE Gérard .  An undated charter records that "Garsias de Malamort" donated property "in manso de Melet" to Tulle Saint-Martin before leaving for Jerusalem, but that after his death there "frater eius Petrus Geraldi" occupied the land in question[719]

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Malemortm ---.  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         ENGELSIAS de Malemort (-29 Aug ----, bur Arnac)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Engalcias…filia principis Malmortensis castri, quæ S. Geraldi Aureliacensis ex nepte proneptis…" as the wife of "Guido de Turribus…cognominatus…Niger" recording that she became "Arnaco Monacha" and died "IV Kal Sep"[720]"Guido de Turribus et Ademarus de Leron pater meus et Ingalsias menna mea" donated property to Uzerche, for the soul of "Guidonis de Turribus avi mei", by charter dated 1061[721]"Guido del Lastors et fratres sui Geraldus et Golferius" donated "ecclesia de Favars", which was the hereditary property of "Engelsias, filia Ugonis de Malamort, et amita Guidonis qui fuit pater istius Guidonis", by charter dated May [1073/76][722]m GUY [I] "le Noir" de Lastours, son of --- (-after 1025). 

 

 

2.         GAUSBERT de Malemort .  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Americus de Malamorte", with the advice of "uxoris suæ et…Gauberti de Malamort consanguinei sui", and by "nobila…uxor Eboli de Samas soror Gauberti de Malamort", undated[723]m ---.  The name of Gauzbert’s wife is not known.  Gauzbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         PIERRE de Malemort (-after 1073).  "Elias de Malamort" issued a charter for Uzerche dated Aug 1045, witnessed by "Petri fratris Eliæ…"[724].  "Petrus de Malamort filius Gauberti, filius etiam Petri, Gaubertus ex Emiliane uxore" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1060][725]

-        see below

b)         HELIE de Malemort (-after Aug 1045).  "Elias de Malamort" issued a charter for Uzerche dated Aug 1045, witnessed by "Petri fratris Eliæ…"[726].  "P. de Malamort, Elias et Girbertus fratres eius" witnessed the charter dated to [1048] under which "Alboinus" donated "alodus meus de Genoliaco" to Uzerche for the souls of "patris mei Ramnufli et married eius Drude"[727]

c)         GAUSBERT de Malemort (-before 1073).  "P. de Malamort, Elias et Girbertus fratres eius" witnessed the charter dated to [1048] under which "Alboinus" donated "alodus meus de Genoliaco" to Uzerche for the souls of "patris mei Ramnufli et married eius Drude"[728]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1073 under which his son "Aimericus Girbertus" donated property "in villa de Lentiniac" to Uzerche, for the soul of "patris sui Gauzberti de Malamort", and with the advice of "avunculi sui Petri de Malamort et filiorum suorum Gauberti et Guidonis"[729]"Girbertus de Malamort" donated "mansos…a Chambons…alius…Jamnarne" to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated Apr [1031/1060], confirmed by "filius eius Aymricus Girbertus" dated to [1082/93][730]m ---.  The name of Gausbert’s wife is not known.  Gausbert & his wife had one child: 

i)          AIMERY GIRBERT (-after 1073).  "Aimericus Girbertus" donated property "in villa de Lentiniac" to Uzerche, for the soul of "patris sui Gauzberti de Malamort", and with the advice of "avunculi sui Petri de Malamort et filiorum suorum Gauberti et Guidonis", by charter dated 1073, witnessed by "P. de Malamort et uxor eius Emelina et filii eorum Gaubertus et Guido"[731]"Girbertus de Malamort" donated "mansos…a Chambons…alius…Jamnarne" to the abbey of Vigeois by charter dated Apr [1031/1060], confirmed by "filius eius Aymricus Girbertus" dated to [1082/93][732]

3.         daughter .  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Americus de Malamorte", with the advice of "uxoris suæ et…Gauberti de Malamort consanguinei sui", and by "nobila…uxor Eboli de Samas soror Gauberti de Malamort", undated[733]m EBLES de Samas, son of ---. 

 

 

PIERRE de Malemort, son of GAUSBERT de Malemort & his wife --- (-after 1073).  "Elias de Malamort" issued a charter for Uzerche dated Aug 1045, witnessed by "Petri fratris Eliæ…"[734].  "P. de Malamort, Elias et Girbertus fratres eius" witnessed the charter dated to [1048] under which "Alboinus" donated "alodus meus de Genoliaco" to Uzerche for the souls of "patris mei Ramnufli et married eius Drude"[735].  "Petrus de Malamort filius Gauberti, filius etiam Petri, Gaubertus ex Emiliane uxore" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1060][736]Seigneur de Beaufort.  "Petrus de Malamort cum uxore sua Emelina et filiis suis Gauberto atque Guidone" agreed that "filium suum…Hugonem" entered Uzerche as a monk, by charter dated 1072[737].  "Aimericus Girbertus" donated property "in villa de Lentiniac" to Uzerche, for the soul of "patris sui Gauzberti de Malamort", and with the advice of "avunculi sui Petri de Malamort et filiorum suorum Gauberti et Guidonis", by charter dated 1073, witnessed by "P. de Malamort et uxor eius Emelina et filii eorum Gaubertus et Guido"[738].  "Petrus de Malamort cum filio meo Gauberto" issued a charter for Uzerche dated to [1073], witnessed by "Gauberti filii sui, Emelinæ uxoris"[739]

m AIMELINE de Limoges, daughter of ADEMAR [II] Vicomte de Limoges & his first wife Humberge d'Angoulême (-after 1073).  "Petrus de Malamort cum uxore sua Emelina et filiis suis Gauberto atque Guidone" agreed that "filium suum…Hugonem" entered Uzerche as a monk, by charter dated 1072[740].  "Aimilina…germana vicecomitis Ademari, conjuxque…Petri Bellofortis" donated half of "Condatensis ecclesie" to Uzerche by charter dated 16 Jun [1073/86], which names "Hugo de Malamorte filius meus, qui ante miles…postea monacus, Benedictus Sancti Sanctini presbiter, qui non longe post defunctus est"[741].  "Petrus de Malamort cum filio meo Gauberto" issued a charter for Uzerche dated to [1073], witnessed by "Gauberti filii sui, Emelinæ uxoris"[742]

Pierre & his wife had five children: 

1.         GAUSBERT de Malemort (-after [1114]).  "Petrus de Malamort filius Gauberti, filius etiam Petri, Gaubertus ex Emiliane uxore" are named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1060][743].  "Petrus de Malamort cum uxore sua Emelina et filiis suis Gauberto atque Guidone" agreed that "filium suum…Hugonem" entered Uzerche as a monk, by charter dated 1072[744].  "Petrus de Malamort cum filio meo Gauberto" issued a charter for Uzerche dated to [1073], witnessed by "Gauberti filii sui, Emelinæ uxoris"[745]"Ema filia Petri de Malamort, uxor Gausfredi de Favars" donated property "tres mansos in villa de Senaliaco in parochia Sanctæ Mariæ de Perpeziaco" to Tulle Saint-Martin, with the consent of "fratrum suorum Gausberti et Widonis", by charter dated to [1084/91], signed by "Gausfredi de Favars et filiis suis Gerardo et Ademaro, Geraldo de Cantaduno"[746].  "Guido de Malamorte", on his deathbed after becoming a monk at Uzerche, confirmed his mother’s donations to Uzerche and also donated "unum mansum de alodo suo Sancto Petro…in parrochia Sancti Marcelli…Mansus Valleira" by charter dated to [1094], witnessed by "Gaubertus de Malemorte frater eius…Aleida uxor ipsius Guidonis de Malamorte"[747].  "Gaubertus de Malamort" donated rights in property "in Bordariam Recuceseham in villa de Lentiniac" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1114] which records that "Wido de Malamort frater eius et Alaida uxor eius et filius eorum Elias" had also donated this property[748]

2.         GUY de Malemort (-[1094]).  "Petrus de Malamort cum uxore sua Emelina et filiis suis Gauberto atque Guidone" agreed that "filium suum…Hugonem" entered Uzerche as a monk, by charter dated 1072[749]"Ema filia Petri de Malamort, uxor Gausfredi de Favars" donated property "tres mansos in villa de Senaliaco in parochia Sanctæ Mariæ de Perpeziaco" to Tulle Saint-Martin, with the consent of "fratrum suorum Gausberti et Widonis", by charter dated to [1084/91], signed by "Gausfredi de Favars et filiis suis Gerardo et Ademaro, Geraldo de Cantaduno"[750].  "Guido de Malamorte", on his deathbed after becoming a monk at Uzerche, confirmed his mother’s donations to Uzerche and also donated "unum mansum de alodo suo Sancto Petro…in parrochia Sancti Marcelli…Mansus Valleira" by charter dated to [1094], witnessed by "Gaubertus de Malemorte frater eius…Aleida uxor ipsius Guidonis de Malamorte"[751]m ALEIDE, daughter of --- (-after [1094]).  "Guido de Malamorte", on his deathbed after becoming a monk at Uzerche, confirmed his mother’s donations to Uzerche and also donated "unum mansum de alodo suo Sancto Petro…in parrochia Sancti Marcelli…Mansus Valleira" by charter dated to [1094], witnessed by "Gaubertus de Malemorte frater eius…Aleida uxor ipsius Guidonis de Malamorte"[752].  "Gaubertus de Malamort" donated rights in property "in Bordariam Recuceseham in villa de Lentiniac" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1114] which records that "Wido de Malamort frater eius et Alaida uxor eius et filius eorum Elias" had also donated this property[753].  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         HELIE de Malemort .  "Gaubertus de Malamort" donated rights in property "in Bordariam Recuceseham in villa de Lentiniac" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1114] which records that "Wido de Malamort frater eius et Alaida uxor eius et filius eorum Elias" had also donated this property[754].  "Helias de Malamort", leaving for Jerusalem, donated "mansum de Permaurell" to Uzerche by undated charter[755]

3.         HUGUES de Malemort (-[1073/86]).  "Petrus de Malamort cum uxore sua Emelina et filiis suis Gauberto atque Guidone" agreed that "filium suum…Hugonem" entered Uzerche as a monk, by charter dated 1072[756].  "Aimilina…germana vicecomitis Ademari, conjuxque…Petri Bellofortis" donated half of "Condatensis ecclesie" to Uzerche by charter dated 16 Jun [1073/86], which names "Hugo de Malamorte filius meus, qui ante miles…postea monacus, Benedictus Sancti Sanctini presbiter, qui non longe post defunctus est"[757]

4.         EMMA de Malemort (-after 1084).  "Ema filia Petri de Malamort, uxor Gausfredi de Favars" donated property "tres mansos in villa de Senaliaco in parochia Sanctæ Mariæ de Perpeziaco" to Tulle Saint-Martin, with the consent of "fratrum suorum Gausberti et Widonis", by charter dated to [1084/91], signed by "Gausfredi de Favars et filiis suis Gerardo et Ademaro, Geraldo de Cantaduno"[758].  "Uxor Gaufredi de Favars, soror Gauberti de Malamort" is named in a charter for Uzerche dated to [1080][759]m GEOFFROY de Favars, son of --- (-after 1084). 

5.         PETRONILLE de Malemort .  "Petronilla uxor Arnaldi Rufi et filia Petri de Malamort…et Arnaldus Rufus filius eius" donated property to Uzerche when "filii sui…Geraldum Roberti" became a monk there, by charter dated to [1100][760]A charter dated to [1113/33] records that "Petronilla uxor Arnaldi Rufi et filia Petri de Malamort" became a nun at Uzerche[761]m ARNAUD Rufus, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         PIERRE de Malemort .  "Petrus de Malamort nepos Raimundi vicecomitis" issued an undated charter for Uzerche[762].  Neither he nor his relationship to "Raimundi vicecomitis" (assumed to be one of the vicomtes de Turenne) has yet been identified. 

 

 

Three brothers: 

1.         PIERRE de Malemort .  "Petrus Malemortis et uxor eius Ricardis…Elias et Girbertus fratres Petri" donated property to Uzerche by charter dated to [1135][763]m RICHARDE, daughter of ---.  "Petrus Malemortis et uxor eius Ricardis…Elias et Girbertus fratres Petri" donated property to Uzerche by charter dated to [1135][764]

2.         HELIE .  "Petrus Malemortis et uxor eius Ricardis…Elias et Girbertus fratres Petri" donated property to Uzerche by charter dated to [1135][765]

3.         GIRBERT .  "Petrus Malemortis et uxor eius Ricardis…Elias et Girbertus fratres Petri" donated property to Uzerche by charter dated to [1135][766]

 

 

1.         GERAUD de Malemortm ---.  The name of Géraud’s wife has not been identified.  Géraud & his wife had one child: 

a)         BERTRAND de Malemort m GARCILLE de Comborn, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [V] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Jourdaine de Périgord.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom "Assalida…Clara…Fina…Garcilla…Petronilla", specifying that Garcilla married "Bertrandum filium Geraldi de Malamort"[767]

 

2.         GAUSBERT de Malemort, son of --- m PETRONILLE de Comborn, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [V] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Jourdaine de Périgord.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom "Assalida…Clara…Fina…Garcilla…Petronilla", specifying that Petronille married "Gauberti de Malamort"[768]

 

3.         PIERRE de Malemort (-after 1235).  “Raymundus de Turena dominus de Serueria et de Malamorte” reached agreement with the convent of Brives “ratione dotis predictæ uxoris nostræ”, with the consent of “domini P. de Malamorte soceri nostri et...Alamandæ uxoris nostræ filiæ ipsius”, by charter dated 1235, sealed by “prædictus P. de Malamorte...G. dominus de Malomorte pro nobis et pro Helia fratre nostro...[769]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

a)         BERTRAND de Malemort (-after 6 Mar 1272).  The testament of “Bertrandus de Malamorte domicellus filius...domini P. de Malamorte militis defuncti”, dated 6 Mar 1272, appointed “nepotes meos...Raimundum vicecomitem Turenæ et Bosonem fratrem eius” as his heirs[770]

b)         ALEMANDE de Malemort .  “Raymundus de Turena dominus de Serueria et de Malamorte” reached agreement with the convent of Brives “ratione dotis predictæ uxoris nostræ”, with the consent of “domini P. de Malamorte soceri nostri et...Alamandæ uxoris nostræ filiæ ipsius”, by charter dated 1235, sealed by “prædictus P. de Malamorte...G. dominus de Malomorte pro nobis et pro Helia fratre nostro...[771]m (before 1235) RAYMOND [V] de Turenne, son of RAYMOND [III] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Hélie de Severac (-after Nov 1245). 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         G--- de Malemort (-after 1235).  “Raymundus de Turena dominus de Serueria et de Malamorte” reached agreement with the convent of Brives “ratione dotis predictæ uxoris nostræ”, with the consent of “domini P. de Malamorte soceri nostri et...Alamandæ uxoris nostræ filiæ ipsius”, by charter dated 1235, sealed by “prædictus P. de Malamorte...G. dominus de Malomorte pro nobis et pro Helia fratre nostro...[772]

2.         HELIE de Malemort (-after 1235).  “Raymundus de Turena dominus de Serueria et de Malamorte” reached agreement with the convent of Brives “ratione dotis predictæ uxoris nostræ”, with the consent of “domini P. de Malamorte soceri nostri et...Alamandæ uxoris nostræ filiæ ipsius”, by charter dated 1235, sealed by “prædictus P. de Malamorte...G. dominus de Malomorte pro nobis et pro Helia fratre nostro...[773]

 

 

Some time after the mid-13th century, the seigneurie de Malemort was divided between several co-heirs, as demonstrated by the charter dated Aug 1337 quoted below.  The precise descent of these different lines from the main Malemort family has not been traced. 

 

1.         JEAN de Comminges, son of BERNARD [VII] Comte de Comminges & his third wife Mathe de l'Isle-Jourdain ([Apr 1335/1336]-[Aug 1337/20 Aug 1340], bur Monastery Sainte-Cécile)Co-seigneur de Malemort et de Brive.  His right to share in the seigneurie de Malemort presumably derived from his inheritance of the properties of Marguerite de Turenne, second wife of his father.  Giraldus de Venthedoro miles dominus de Donzenaco condominusque de Malamorte et Matha de Insula tutrix...Iohannis...comitis Convenarum et vicecomitis de Turenæ, condominusque de Malamorte et de Briva et Geraldus de Malamorte dominus de S. Hilario condominusque de Malamorte et Geraldus de Malamorte junior dominus de Vergino condominus de Malamorte et Guido de Sancto Michaele miles condominus de Malamorte” reached agreement with the priory of Brives regarding certain property by charter dated Aug 1337[774]

 

2.         GERAUD de MalemortSeigneur de Saint-Hilaire.  Co-seigneur de MalemortGiraldus de Venthedoro miles dominus de Donzenaco condominusque de Malamorte et Matha de Insula tutrix...Iohannis...comitis Convenarum et vicecomitis de Turenæ, condominusque de Malamorte et de Briva et Geraldus de Malamorte dominus de S. Hilario condominusque de Malamorte et Geraldus de Malamorte junior dominus de Vergino condominus de Malamorte et Guido de Sancto Michaele miles condominus de Malamorte” reached agreement with the priory of Brives regarding certain property by charter dated Aug 1337[775]

 

3.         GERAUD de Malemort “junior” .  Seigneur de Vergin.  Co-seigneur de Malemort.  “Giraldus de Venthedoro miles dominus de Donzenaco condominusque de Malamorte et Matha de Insula tutrix...Iohannis...comitis Convenarum et vicecomitis de Turenæ, condominusque de Malamorte et de Briva et Geraldus de Malamorte dominus de S. Hilario condominusque de Malamorte et Geraldus de Malamorte junior dominus de Vergino condominus de Malamorte et Guido de Sancto Michaele miles condominus de Malamorte” reached agreement with the priory of Brives regarding certain property by charter dated Aug 1337[776]It is assumed that “junior” as applied to Géraud in this document, did not signify that he was the son of the other Géraud de Malemort, named immediately before him.  Maybe they were cousins, deriving their joint rights in Malemort from different ancestors, with Géraud “junior” belonging to a junior branch of the family. 

 

4.         GUY de Saint-MichelCo-seigneur de Malemort.  “Giraldus de Venthedoro miles dominus de Donzenaco condominusque de Malamorte et Matha de Insula tutrix...Iohannis...comitis Convenarum et vicecomitis de Turenæ, condominusque de Malamorte et de Briva et Geraldus de Malamorte dominus de S. Hilario condominusque de Malamorte et Geraldus de Malamorte junior dominus de Vergino condominus de Malamorte et Guido de Sancto Michaele miles condominus de Malamorte” reached agreement with the priory of Brives regarding certain property by charter dated Aug 1337[777]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    SEIGNEURS de PIERRE-BUFFIERE

 

 

Pierre-Buffière is located south-east of Limoges.  The family of the seigneurs de Pierre-Buffière is difficult to reconstruct because of the repetitive use of the names Gaucelin and Pierre.  It is assumed that some of these individuals, shown separately below, could be consolidated.  However, insufficient primary sources have been identified to enable the process to be achieved with confidence.  It is likely that the three individuals, named as first ancestors of the first three family sub-groups, were brothers, but this cannot be proved. 

 

 

1.         AIMERY de Pierre-Buffière (-after [1000]).  "Aimericus de Peirabufeira...cum uxore" donated “redditus in manso Boni, Sancti Preiecti de Ligora” to Uzerche by charter dated to [1000], witnessed by “Auduinus filius eius[778]m ---.  The name of Aimery’s wife is not known.  "Aimericus de Peirabufeira...cum uxore" donated “redditus in manso Boni, Sancti Preiecti de Ligora” to Uzerche by charter dated to [1000], witnessed by “Auduinus filius eius[779].  Aimery & his wife had one child: 

a)         AUDOUIN de Pierre-Buffière .  "Aimericus de Peirabufeira...cum uxore" donated “redditus in manso Boni, Sancti Preiecti de Ligora” to Uzerche by charter dated to [1000], witnessed by “Auduinus filius eius[780]

 

2.         FOUCHER de Pierre-Buffière (-after 1037).  A charter dated 1037 records "Fulcherius Icharias de Peirabufeira" holding property "in fiscum...mansum [a Meseirac in vicaria Usercensi in parrochia Sanctæ Eulaliæ] de vicecomite", witnessed by “filii Fulcherii Petrus et Gaucelinus[781]m ---.  The name of Foucher’s wife is not known.  Foucher & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE de Pierre-Buffière .  A charter dated 1037 records "Fulcherius Icharias de Peirabufeira" holding property "in fiscum...mansum [a Meseirac in vicaria Usercensi in parrochia Sanctæ Eulaliæ] de vicecomite", witnessed by “filii Fulcherii Petrus et Gaucelinus[782]

b)         GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière .  A charter dated 1037 records "Fulcherius Icharias de Peirabufeira" holding property "in fiscum...mansum [a Meseirac in vicaria Usercensi in parrochia Sanctæ Eulaliæ] de vicecomite", witnessed by “filii Fulcherii Petrus et Gaucelinus[783]

 

3.         GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffièrem LETUIS, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1003/36] under which [her son] "Petrus de Peirabufeira" donated "unum mansum in villa de Duris in parrechia de Melsac" to Uzerche, for the souls of “mea et uxoris meæ Petronille...patris mei Gaucelini et matris meæ Letuis”, witnessed by “Letuis abbatissa, Bernardus de Bre filius Fruini...[784].  Gaucelin & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         PIERRE de Pierre-Buffière (-before [1039])"Geraldus Rapacis de Peirabufeira" donated "mansum villæ a Duris, parochiæ de Melsac" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1010], witnessed by “Petrus frater eius, Wido vicecomes, Emma uxor, Ademarus filius[785].  "Petrus de Peirabufeira" donated "unum mansum in villa de Duris in parrechia de Melsac" to Uzerche, for the souls of “mea et uxoris meæ Petronille...patris mei Gaucelini et matris meæ Letuis”, by charter dated to [1003/36], witnessed by “Letuis abbatissa, Bernardus de Bre filius Fruini...[786].  He is named in the charter of Uzerche dated to [1039] which records "hujus ecclesiæ fiscales...Gausselmus de Petrabufeira et Geraldus frater eius" and their donation for the soul of "patris sui Petri"[787]m PETRONILLE [de Laron, daughter of ADEMAR de Laron & his wife Rocile ---].  "Petrus de Peirabufeira" donated "unum mansum in villa de Duris in parrechia de Melsac" to Uzerche, for the souls of “mea et uxoris meæ Petronille...patris mei Gaucelini et matris meæ Letuis”, by charter dated to [1003/36][788].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which her son "Gaucelinus de Petrabufferia…nepos Rotgerii et Geraldi [de Leron]" donated property "in manso de VillaPragol" to Uzerche[789].  Pierre & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière (-after [1070]).  A charter of Uzerche dated to [1039] records "hujus ecclesiæ fiscales...Gausselmus de Petrabufeira et Geraldus frater eius" and their donation for the soul of "patris sui Petri"[790]Gaucelmus de Petrabufaria” donated his rights over the land of Saint-Etienne to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1060][791].  “Jauzcelmus de Petrabuferia et nepos meus...Gauzcelmus et Aymiricus de Jaunac et uxor eius Aalmodis et filii eorum Petrus, Stephanus, Bernardus atque Guido sed et Petrus del Mont et fratres eius Gauzelmus et Ugo” donated property to Solignac and the church of Vic by charter dated 1063[792]"Gaucelinus de Petrabufferia…nepos Rotgerii et Geraldi [de Leron]" donated property "in manso de VillaPragol" to Uzerche by undated charter, dated to [1070][793].  "Petrus de Peirabufeira, Stephanus de Jauniac, Aimericus de Peirabufeira..." witnessed the charter dated Feb 1071 under which "Petrus de S. Martino et frater eius Petrus Fulcodius" donated property to Uzerche[794]m ---.  The name of Gaucelin’s wife is not known.  Gaucelin & his wife had one child: 

(1)       PIERRE de Pierre-Buffière (-after 23 Nov [1100]).  "Petrus de Peirabufeira filius Gaucelmi" lodged a complaint against the abbot of Uzerche by charter dated 23 Nov [1100][795]

ii)         GERAUD de Pierre-BuffièreA charter of Uzerche dated to [1039] records "hujus ecclesiæ fiscales...Gausselmus de Petrabufeira et Geraldus frater eius" and their donation for the soul of "patris sui Petri"[796]m ---.  The name of Géraud’s wife is not known.  Géraud & his wife had two children: 

(1)       --- de Pierre-Buffière .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "unam ex duabus unicis filiabus Geraldi de Petra-Bufferia" as the wife of "Ramnulphus de Turribus", specifying that she held "medietas castri et honoris de Bernarda sorore Bernardi de Bré"[797]m RAMNULF de Lastours, son of RAMNULF de Lastours & his wife ---. 

(2)       daughter .  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "unam ex duabus unicis filiabus Geraldi de Petra-Bufferia" as the wife of "Ramnulphus de Turribus", specifying that she held "medietas castri et honoris de Bernarda sorore Bernardi de Bré"[798]

iii)        [AIMERY de Pierre-Buffière (-after Feb 1071).  "Petrus de Peirabufeira, Stephanus de Jauniac, Aimericus de Peirabufeira..." witnessed the charter dated Feb 1071 under which "Petrus de S. Martino et frater eius Petrus Fulcodius" donated property to Uzerche[799].] 

b)         GERAUD de Pierre-Buffière (-after [1010]).  "Geraldus Rapacis de Peirabufeira" donated "mansum villæ a Duris, parochiæ de Melsac" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1010], witnessed by “Petrus frater eius, Wido vicecomes, Emma uxor, Ademarus filius[800]

c)         [LETUIS .  "Petrus de Peirabufeira" donated "unum mansum in villa de Duris in parrechia de Melsac" to Uzerche, for the souls of “mea et uxoris meæ Petronille...patris mei Gaucelini et matris meæ Letuis”, by charter dated to [1003/36], witnessed by “Letuis abbatissa, Bernardus de Bre filius Fruini...[801].  The parentage of the witness “Letuis abbatissa” is not known.  However, she signed first after the donor and his wife which, together with the name of the donor’s mother, suggests that she may have been the donor’s sister.] 

 

 

1.         --- de Pierre-Buffière (-before [1068]).  m GENIOSA, daughter of --- (-after [1068]).  “Domina Ge[niosa]” donated property “in villa de Rochachoart” to Solignac, for the soul of “domni Angelemni de Petrabufer filii sui” and for the health of “filie sue domine Admirabilis et mariti eius domni Robberti de Roncon”, by charter dated to [1068][802].  Two children: 

a)         ANGELEMNE de Pierre-Buffière (-before [1068]).  Domina Ge[niosa]” donated property “in villa de Rochachoart” to Solignac, for the soul of “domni Angelemni de Petrabufer filii sui” and for the health of “filie sue domine Admirabilis et mariti eius domni Robberti de Roncon”, by charter dated to [1068][803]

b)         ADMIRABILIS (-after [1068]).  “Domina Ge[niosa]” donated property “in villa de Rochachoart” to Solignac, for the soul of “domni Angelemni de Petrabufer filii sui” and for the health of “filie sue domine Admirabilis et mariti eius domni Robberti de Roncon”, by charter dated to [1068][804]m ROBERT de Rancon, son of --- (-after [1068]). 

 

 

2.         ITHIER BERNARD (-after [1092]).  "Iterius Bernardus et Geraldus de Turribus" donated property "in manso Al Roi de Alta Faia" to Vigeois, with the consent of "Geraldus de Petrabufeira, filius Iterii Bernardi...Almodis uxor Iterii Bernardi et filii eorum Gaucelmus et Cabrols", by charter dated to [1092][805]m ALMODIS, daughter of --- (-after [1092]).  Ithier Bernard & his wife had three children: 

a)         GERARD de Pierre-Buffière (-after [1119]).  "Iterius Bernardus et Geraldus de Turribus" donated property "in manso Al Roi de Alta Faia" to Vigeois, with the consent of "Geraldus de Petrabufeira, filius Iterii Bernardi...Almodis uxor Iterii Bernardi et filii eorum Gaucelmus et Cabrols...Umberga uxor Geraldi de Turribus", by charter dated to [1092][806]same person as...?  GERARD de Pierre-Buffière (-after [1119]).  "Gaucelinus et Geraldus de Peirabufeira fratres" relinquished money "in manso del Plas" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1119], witnessed by “Wdulgardis et Unberga uxores Gaucelini et Geraldi...[807].  This co-identity is indicated by the chronology and also by the name of Gérard’s daughter who could have been named after her paternal grandfather.  m HUMBERGE, daughter of ---.  She is named in a charter dated to [1097/1108] which records donations by "Berniardis…filia Geraldi de Petrabufeira et Umberge uxoris eius" and "Geraldus de Las Tors et Umberga uxor illius" of "mansum…Tendall…in villa de La Noallia in parrochia de La Crozillia" to Uzerche[808].  "Gaucelinus et Geraldus de Peirabufeira fratres" relinquished money "in manso del Plas" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1119], witnessed by “Wdulgardis et Unberga uxores Gaucelini et Geraldi...[809].  Gérard & his wife had two children: 

i)          GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière .  "Gaucelinus filius Geraldi de Peirabuffiera et Unbergæ" donated “cum matre” money "in manso de Montarconz" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1150][810]

ii)         BERNARDA de Pierre-Buffière (-after [1097/1108]).  A charter dated to [1097/1108] records donations by "Berniardis…filia Geraldi de Petrabufeira et Umberge uxoris eius" and "Geraldus de Las Tors et Umberga uxor illius" of "mansum…Tendall…in villa de La Noallia in parrochia de La Crozillia" to Uzerche[811]

b)         GAUCELIN .  "Iterius Bernardus et Geraldus de Turribus" donated property "in manso Al Roi de Alta Faia" to Vigeois, with the consent of "Geraldus de Petrabufeira, filius Iterii Bernardi...Almodis uxor Iterii Bernardi et filii eorum Gaucelmus et Cabrols", by charter dated to [1092][812]same person as...?  GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière (-after [1119]).  "Gaucelinus et Geraldus de Peirabufeira fratres" relinquished money "in manso del Plas" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1119], witnessed by “Wdulgardis et Unberga uxores Gaucelini et Geraldi...[813]m UDULGARDE, daughter of ---.  "Gaucelinus et Geraldus de Peirabufeira fratres" relinquished money "in manso del Plas" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1119], witnessed by “Wdulgardis et Unberga uxores Gaucelini et Geraldi...[814]

c)         CABROLS .  "Iterius Bernardus et Geraldus de Turribus" donated property "in manso Al Roi de Alta Faia" to Vigeois, with the consent of "Geraldus de Petrabufeira, filius Iterii Bernardi...Almodis uxor Iterii Bernardi et filii eorum Gaucelmus et Cabrols", by charter dated to [1092][815]

 

 

1.         PIERRE de Pierre-Buffièrem ---.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

a)         GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière (-after [1120/25])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Gaucelinus de Petra-Bufferia, filius Petri" was removed by force from his tower by "Ademaro vicecomiti" and held in chains for one year "apud castrum Segur", but that peace was agreed including Gaucelin’s marriage to "Beatricem filiam Archambaldi Barbati" by whom he had "Petrum et Gaucelinum"[816].  From the context, these events may be dated to [1120/25].  m as her first husband, BEATRIX de Comborn, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" as children of "Archambaldus" and his wife "filia Ademari Vicecomitis Lemovicensis…Humberga, vulgo Brunicenda nominatur", a later passage recording an expanded list of the couple's children "Ademarum, Guidonem, Archambaldum, Petrum Assaillit, Heliam, Bernardum decanum de S. Aredio, Mariam abbatissam S. Mariæ de Regula, Beatricem…Almodis…Milicendis primogenita…Helena", adding that Beatrix married firstly "Gaucelino de Petra-Bufferia" by whom she had "Gaucelinum et Petronillam" and secondly "Helia" by whom she had "Heliam et Guidonis Flamenc"[817].  Gaucelin & his wife had two children: 

i)          GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" was father of "...Beatricem…" who married firstly "Gaucelino de Petra-Bufferia" by whom she had "Gaucelinum et Petronillam"[818]

ii)         PETRONILLE de Pierre-Buffière .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Vicecomes Lemovicensis…Ademarus, alter Combornensis…Archambaldus" was father of "...Beatricem…" who married firstly "Gaucelino de Petra-Bufferia" by whom she had "Gaucelinum et Petronillam"[819]

 

 

1.         GAUCELIN “Barba” de Pierre-Buffière .  "Gaucelmus de Peirabufeira" donated "unum mansum de alodo meo in vicaria de Chervix in villa...Alopiæ" to Uzerche by undated charter, witnessed by “Gaucelmus de Peirabufeira cognomento Barba et uxor eius, Gaucelmus et Guido filii eius, et Acarias, Gaucelmus, Bernardus Bonis[820]m ---.  The name of Gaucelin’s wife is not known.  Gaucelin & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffière .  "Gaucelmus de Peirabufeira" donated "unum mansum de alodo meo in vicaria de Chervix in villa...Alopiæ" to Uzerche by undated charter, witnessed by “Gaucelmus de Peirabufeira cognomento Barba et uxor eius, Gaucelmus et Guido filii eius, et Acarias, Gaucelmus, Bernardus Bonis[821]

b)         GUY de Pierre-Buffière .  "Gaucelmus de Peirabufeira" donated "unum mansum de alodo meo in vicaria de Chervix in villa...Alopiæ" to Uzerche by undated charter, witnessed by “Gaucelmus de Peirabufeira cognomento Barba et uxor eius, Gaucelmus et Guido filii eius, et Acarias, Gaucelmus, Bernardus Bonis[822]

c)         [ACARIAS .  "Gaucelmus de Peirabufeira" donated "unum mansum de alodo meo in vicaria de Chervix in villa...Alopiæ" to Uzerche by undated charter, witnessed by “Gaucelmus de Peirabufeira cognomento Barba et uxor eius, Gaucelmus et Guido filii eius, et Acarias, Gaucelmus, Bernardus Bonis[823].] 

 

 

1.         GAUCELIN de Pierre-Buffièrem ---.  Gaucelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALPAIDE de Pierre-Buffière (-bur Arnac)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Alpaide filia de Gaucelini de Petra-Bufferia" as wife of "Gulferius filius Matildis"[824]m GOUFFIER [II] de Lastours, son of GUY [IV] “le Gros” de Lastours & his wife Mathilde du Perche (-[before 1181]). 

 

 

1.         --- de Pierre-Buffière m [--- de Châteauneuf, daughter of PIERRE de Châteauneuf & his wife Bourgonde ---.  Her possible parentage and marriage are suggested by a charter dated “le jeudi avant la Sainte Catherine” (25 Nov) 1308 which records an agreement between “Pierre de Pierre-Buffière seigneur de Châteauneuf damoiseau” and “Golfier de Lastours écuyer seigneur de Linars” concerning “[le] bois de Beaumaneix[825], which could explain the transmission of Châteauneuf to her presumed son.]  One child: 

a)         PIERRE de Pierre-Buffière (-after 25 Nov 1308).  Seigneur de Châteauneuf-la-Forêt.  A charter dated “le jeudi avant la Sainte Catherine” (25 Nov) 1308 records an agreement between “Pierre de Pierre-Buffière seigneur de Châteauneuf damoiseau” and “Golfier de Lastours écuyer seigneur de Linars” concerning “[le] bois de Beaumaneix[826]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    VICOMTES de ROCHECHOUART

 

 

The town and castle of Rochechouart are situated due west of Limoges.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that Guillaume II Duke of Aquitaine granted "vicecomitatum Mellensem et Oenacensem et Rocacardensem honoremque Cabannensem et Confolentis, Roffiacum" to Guillaume [II] Comte d’Angoulême, presumably dated to the 940s[827].  No record has been found at that time of any named vicomte at Rochechouart.  The first recorded head of the family was Aimery “Ostofrancus”, one of the sons of Gérard Vicomte de Limoges, although no information has been found to explain how Rochechouart was transferred from the suzerainty of the comtes d’Angoulême to the vicomtes de Limoges.  Maybe the castle formed part of the territories inherited from Aimery’s mother or that it was part of the dowry Aimery received with his wife, in which case one of these ladies may have been descended from Guillaume [II] Comte d’Angoulême. 

 

A detailed history of the Rochechouart family was written in the mid-19th century by General Louis-Victor-Léon de Rochechouart[828].  The General is thorough in citing and quoting primary sources, although some of his conclusions are incompatible with other primary source data which has been examined during the compilation of the present document.  Among the documents consulted by the General are the collection of extracts from the archives of the château de Rochechouart made by Dom Villevieille in 1785[829].  It seems that many of the original archive documents no longer exist so this collection represents all that remains of the information in question. 

 

Early 18th century secondary sources, notably Père Anselme, show a continuous succession of “vicomtes” de Rochechouart, father to son, between 1019 and the mid-13th century, all the holders of the title being named Aimery.  As will be seen below, the primary sources identified during this period do not support this descent.  No sources have been found which confirm the parentage of several of the 11th to 13th century heads of the family, while other documents point to a completely different, more complex, family reconstruction, which is suggested below.  It should also be noted that very few of the earlier sources accord the vicecomital title to any members of the family.  The title “vicomte de Rochechouart” was only used continuously from sources after [1230], which suggests that it was confirmed to the family (or tacitly acknowledged) by Henry III King of England as part of a strategy to forge alliances with the local nobility in south-western France. 

 

 

AIMERY "Ostofrancus" de Limoges, son of GERARD Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Rothilde --- (-[Mar/Aug] 1019)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[830]"Aimericus Ostifrancs" donated half the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris mei Geraldi et matris meæ…Rotildis", by charter dated Mar 1019, signed by "Ava uxoris suæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi fratris eius…"[831].  The date of his death is suggested by the document dated Aug 1019 in which his wife and two sons are apparently named (see below). 

m AVA, daughter of --- (-after Mar 1019).  "Aimericus Ostifrancs" donated half the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris mei Geraldi et matris meæ…Rotildis", by charter dated Mar 1019, signed by "Ava uxoris suæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi fratris eius…"[832].  "…Rotildis, Aimerici filii sui, Fulchaldi de Rocha, Guidonis filii sui, Ademari fratris eius, Ava filiæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi" signed the charter dated Aug 1019 under which "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche[833].  "…Ava filiæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi" in the list of subscribers appears to refer to the wife of Aimery [I] de Rochechouart and her two sons.  The word "filiæ" is not referred to any other word, indicating an omission or a mistranscription.  A footnote in the compilation consulted quotes another copy of the same document which names "Ava femina"[834].  If this identification is correct, Ava’s husband must presumably have predeceased the document. 

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

1.         AIMERY [II] de Rochechouart (-murdered [1049/50]).  "Aimericus Ostifrancs" donated half the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris mei Geraldi et matris meæ…Rotildis", by charter dated Mar 1019, signed by "Ava uxoris suæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi fratris eius…"[835].  "…Ava filiæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi" signed the charter dated Aug 1019 under which "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche[836]Aimerici de Roca Coart...” witnessed the charter dated 1027 under which “Tesalga” donated “æcclesiam de Buxolio” to Limoges Saint-Etienne[837]"Aimericus et frater meus Geraldus et uxor mea Ermesindis" donated half the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche, for the soul of "patris nostri Aimerici", by charter dated to [1030/50][838]"...Aimerici de Rupe Choart..." subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which "Goffredus comes et uxor mea Agnes" founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated numerous properties[839].  An undated charter records confirmations made to Uzerche by "Aimiricus de Rocachaart vicecomes" and adds that, after his donation of "sylvam Despinaciosa", he was killed ("subita gladii morte") by an unknown enemy (“nescio a quo suo inimico”)[840].  Général de Rochechouart dates his death to [1049/50], supposedly based on the dating of the charter dated to [1049/75] which is quoted below[841]m ERMESENDE, daughter of [FOUCAUD Seigneur de Champagnac & his wife ---].  "Aimericus et frater meus Geraldus et uxor mea Ermesindis" donated half the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche, for the soul of "patris nostri Aimerici", by charter dated to [1030/50][842].  Général de Rochechouart states that Aimery [II] married “Ermesinde, fille et unique et héritière de Foucaud, seigneur de Champagnac” but he does not cite the primary source on which this statement is based[843].  Presumably this is based on Le Laboureur who names “Ermessinde...fille de Foucaut S. de Champagnac” as the wife of Vicomte Aimery [II] without citing any primary source[844].  The statement may be speculative based on the couple’s second son Hildegaire being named "Ildegarius de Champania" in a charter of Uzerche dated to [1085][845].  Until more data emerges, Ermesende’s supposed parentage is shown here in square brackets.  Another possibility is that Ermesende was the daughter of Adaicius Vicomte de Fronsac, as discussed more fully under Aimery [II]’s supposed younger brother.  Aimery [II] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         AIMERY [III] (-[before 1091]).  A charter dated to [1049/75] records that, after the death of "Aimirici de Rochachavard", "filius eius Aimiricus de Rochacavart" succeeded to "honorem patris sui" and confirmed the donation of the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche by "Aimiricus Ostafrancs et Guido atque Tisalga, Aldiardis, Calva quoque soror eorum" for the souls of "patris sui G. vicecomitis et Rotildis vicecomitissæ matris eorum"[846]Aimericus de Rocoardo filius Ermesinde” agreed with “Icterio episcopo et Amelio præposito pro monasterium Sancti Juniani” to relinquish claims to “burgo Sancti Juniani”, except for those acquired by “Aimericus suus avus cum Auduino fratri suo episcopo”, by charter dated to [1060][847]

-        see below.  

b)         HILDEGAIRE (-1100 or after).  "Ildegarius de Champania et uxor mea Arsendis…et filii mei Per. et Aimiricus" donated a wood "Fagia" between "ecclesiam Niolii et ecclesiam Soels" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1085][848]Vicomte [de Champagnac].  "Ildegarius vicecomes filius Aimirici de Rochachavard" confirmed donations of "ecclesia de Nioll et curte de Tollans…et villam de Spinaciosa" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1091], which mentions past donations by "frater suus Aimiricus de Rochecavard"[849]m ARSENDE, daughter of --- (-after [1085]).  "Ildegarius de Champania et uxor mea Arsendis…et filii mei Per. et Aimiricus" donated a wood "Fagia" between "ecclesiam Niolii et ecclesiam Soels" to Uzerche by charter dated 1085[850]Hildegaire & his wife had two children: 

i)          PIERRE (-after [1085]).  "Ildegarius de Champania et uxor mea Arsendis…et filii mei Per. et Aimiricus" donated a wood "Fagia" between "ecclesiam Niolii et ecclesiam Soels" to Uzerche by charter dated 1085[851]

ii)         AIMERY (-after [1085]).  "Ildegarius de Champania et uxor mea Arsendis…et filii mei Per. et Aimiricus" donated a wood "Fagia" between "ecclesiam Niolii et ecclesiam Soels" to Uzerche by charter dated 1085[852]

c)         ROTBURGE (-1099 or after)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Rotberga sorore Vicecomitis de Rupecavardi" as wife of "Archimbaldus qui vindicavit patrem et occidit fratrem"[853]"Archambaldi vicecomitis" claimed a serf from Uzerche by charter dated to [1003/36], signed by "Eboli fratris sui, Rotberti fratris sui, Rotbergæ uxoris eius, Archambaldi filii sui…"[854]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Archambaldus et frater meus Ebalus et mater nostra Rotberga" made "pro anima patris nostri Archambaldi qui gladio corruit in die sepultaræ eius" dated Feb [1059] subscribed by "vicecomitum de Comborn Archambaldi, Ebali et Bernardi et Rotberganæ matre eorum"[855].  "Vicecomes Arcambaldus" donated "ecclesiam de Maismac" to Uzerche, with the consent of "mater mea Rotberga et Ermengardis uxor quondam mea, fraterque meus Bernardus et filius meus Ebolus" but excluding "frater meus Ebolus" who withheld his consent, by charter dated 3 Feb 1085[856]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Rotberga vicecomitissa" dated 1088 which also names "filio suo Bernardo"[857].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Rotberga vicecomitissa" dated 1099 which also names "Bernardus vicecomes filius suus" and "filiis suis Ebalo et Bernardo"[858]m (before [1030]) ARCHAMBAUD [II] Vicomte de Comborn, son of EBLES [I] Vicomte de Turenne & his [first/second] wife [Beatrix de Normandie/Petronille ---] (-killed in battle Feb ----, before 1038). 

d)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter of her two sons dated 13 Oct 1120, see below.  Her husband’s name may have been Bernard, assuming that her sons both used this name as a patronymic.  m [BERNARD] de Seirac, son of ---.  [Bernard] & his wife had two children: 

i)          PIERRE Bernard de Seirac (-after 13 Oct 1120).  "Petrus Bernardi de Seirac nepos Aldegarii de Champania" donated his part of "Spinasoza vel in curte de Nioll" earlier donated by "Aimericus de Rochechavard et Aldegarius de Champania" by charter dated 13 Oct 1120, witnessed by "Aimiricus Bernardi frater eius ad Orador Charrofense"[859]

ii)         AIMERY Bernard de Seirac (-after 13 Oct 1120).  "Petrus Bernardi de Seirac nepos Aldegarii de Champania" donated his part of "Spinasoza vel in curte de Nioll" earlier donated by "Aimericus de Rochechavard et Aldegarius de Champania" by charter dated 13 Oct 1120, witnessed by "Aimiricus Bernardi frater eius ad Orador Charrofense"[860]

2.         GERAUD (-after 1030).  "Aimericus Ostifrancs" donated half the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris mei Geraldi et matris meæ…Rotildis", by charter dated Mar 1019, signed by "Ava uxoris suæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi fratris eius…"[861].  "…Ava filiæ, Aimerici filii sui, Geraldi" signed the charter dated Aug 1019 under which "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche[862].  "Aimericus et frater meus Geraldus et uxor mea Ermesindis" donated half the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche, for the soul of "patris nostri Aimerici", by charter dated to [1030/50][863]

3.         [--- .  m ---.]  [One child]: 

a)         [BERNARD "Venator" (-1066).  The charter dated to [1049/75], which records the confirmation by "Aimiricus de Rochacavart" of his grandfather’s donation of the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche, also records that "Bernardus Venator" requested "seniorem suum Aimiricum della Rocachavard" to intervene with the abbey to allow him concessions relating to the property[864]Charters dated 1066 and 1075 record that, after the death of "Bernardi Venatoris", disputes arose concerning the property involving "uxor eius…Petronilla", the later document naming "avi sui Aimirici Ostafranc"[865].  It is unclear from the text of this document whether "avi sui" is intended to refer to Bernard Venator, to his wife, or even to Aimery [III] de Rochechouart who is not named in the document but is named in earlier documents in the same series.  m PETRONILLE, daughter of --- (-after 1075). Charters dated 1066 and 1075 record that, after the death of "Bernardi Venatoris", disputes arose concerning the property involving "uxor eius…Petronilla", the later document naming "avi sui Aimirici Ostafranc"[866].] 

4.         [--- de Rochechouart .  The husband of Ermengarde de Fronsac has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, he would have been of the same generation as Aimery [II] de Rochechouart.  The wife of Aimery [II] is recorded elsewhere as Ermesende (see above).  It is possible that Ermengarde’s husband was a brother of Aimery [II].  Another possibility is that the Chronique de Guitres has confused the two names Ermesende and Ermengarde, and that the reference is to the wife of Aimery [II].  m ERMENGARDE de Fronsac, daughter of ADAICIUS Vicomte de Fronsac & his first wife --- de BordeauxThe Chronique de Guitres names “Alaas de Granol, alia Ermessenz de Marol, tercia Ermengars de Rochacart” as the daughters of “Adaicius” by his first marriage[867].  “Rochacart” in this document most likely represents an abbreviated form of Rochechouart.] 

 

 

AIMERY [III] de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [II] de Rochechouart & his wife Ermesende [de Chapagnac] (-[before 1091]).  A charter dated to [1049/75] records that, after the death of "Aimirici de Rochachavard", "filius eius Aimiricus de Rochacavart" succeeded to "honorem patris sui" and confirmed the donation of the church at "Nioll" to Uzerche by "Aimiricus Ostafrancs et Guido atque Tisalga, Aldiardis, Calva quoque soror eorum" for the souls of "patris sui G. vicecomitis et Rotildis vicecomitissæ matris eorum"[868].  An undated document records a war between "Aymericus de Roca-Coardo filius Ermesendis" and “N. episcop Lemovicen”, dated to [1056/59][869]Aimericus de Rocoardo filius Ermesinde” agreed with “Icterio episcopo et Amelio præposito pro monasterium Sancti Juniani” to relinquish claims to “burgo Sancti Juniani”, except for those acquired by “Aimericus suus avus cum Auduino fratri suo episcopo”, by charter dated to [1060][870].  “Aimericus de Rocacauart” donated grain from “molendino sancti Laurentii” and property “in manso Vertaguario” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1080] which records a similar donation by “Aimericus de Petra Buferia[871]"Ildegarius vicecomes filius Aimirici de Rochachavard" confirmed donations of "ecclesia de Nioll et curte de Tollans…et villam de Spinaciosa" to Uzerche by charter dated to [1091], which mentions past donations by "frater suus Aimiricus de Rochecavard"[872].  The document implies that Aimery was deceased at the time but does not state this explicitly. 

m (before [1065]) ALPAIS [de Salagnac], daughter of ---.  "Uxor ipsius Aimirici Aalpaiz, Agnes, Valencia…" witnessed the charter dated 1069 relating to the church at "Nioll"[873].  General de Rochechouart quotes a letter from “un sieur Bandel à M. Duchesne” which quotes an extract "des titres de l’abbaye de Saint-Barthélemy" which records “Alpaidis de Roca-cavard, Aymericus filius eius...” as witnesses to an undated charter[874]"Audebertus de Rocacavardi, Aimericus filius eius…Ascelina comitissa…Alpaidis mater ipsius Audiberti" are named in a charter dated 5 Apr 1122 of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent[875], As pointed out in the document ANGOULEME LA MARCHE PERIGORD, it is possible that "Ascelina comitissa" was the widow of Audebert [II] Comte de Périgord, who was elsewhere recorded as "Asceline de Salagnac".  If that is correct, Alpais may have been her sister. 

Aimery [III] & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         [AGNES (-after 1069).  "Uxor ipsius Aimirici Aalpaiz, Agnes, Valencia…" witnessed the charter dated 1069 relating to the church at "Nioll"[876].  The relationship between "…Agnes, Valencia…" and Aimery is not specified.  It is possible that they were his daughters but this is not beyond doubt, especially as Aimery’s supposed sons are not among the signatories.] 

2.         [VALENCE (-after 1069).  "Uxor ipsius Aimirici Aalpaiz, Agnes, Valencia…" witnessed the charter dated 1069 relating to the church at "Nioll"[877].  The relationship between "…Agnes, Valencia…" and Aimery is not specified.  It is possible that they were his daughters but this is not beyond doubt, especially as Aimery’s supposed sons are not among the signatories.] 

3.         AIMERY [IV] (-[1120 or after]).  General de Rochechouart quotes a letter from “un sieur Bandel à M. Duchesne” which quotes an extract "des titres de l’abbaye de Saint-Barthélemy" which records “Alpaidis de Roca-cavard, Aymericus filius eius...” as witnesses to an undated charter[878], which suggests that Aimery [IV] outlived his father.  Père Anselme names Aimery as the oldest son of Aimery [III] and adds that he “fit le voyage de la Terre-Sainte en 1096”, although he cites no primary source on which this information is based[879].  Le Laboureur also records that Aimery [IV] “fit le voyage de la Terre-Sainte en 1096 et vivoit encore l’an 1120” but cites no primary source either[880].  Lacépède names “...Aimeri IV vicomte de Rochechouart...” in his list of participants in the First Crusade without citing any primary sources[881].  Aimery’s name has not been found in any of the usual sources which record the events of the First Crusade.  As Comte Guillaume [V] died in 1120, this passage must refer to Aimery [IV].  Père Anselme states that Aimery [IV] “vivoit encore en 1120”, but cites no primary source[882]

4.         AUDEBERT (-after 5 Apr 1122).  General de Rochechouart quotes a letter from “un sieur Bandel à M. Duchesne” which quotes an extract "des titres de l’abbaye de Saint-Barthélemy" which records a donation dated 1122 by “Audobertus de Rocacavardi...cum Ascolina vice-comitissa de Salaniaco, alias filius ---[883]"Audebertus de Rocacavardo, Aimericus filius eius…Ascelina comitissa…Alpaidis mater ipsius Audiberti" are named in a charter dated 5 Apr 1122 of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent[884]m ALMODIS, daughter of ---.  Audebert & his wife had one child: 

a)         AIMERY (-after 5 Apr 1122).  "Audebertus de Rocacavardo, Aimericus filius eius…Ascelina comitissa…Alpaidis mater ipsius Audiberti" are named in a charter dated 5 Apr 1122 of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent[885]

5.         [BOSON (-1108 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Père Anselme names “Boson de Rochechouart seigneur de la Salle” as third son of Aimery [III] but cites no primary source on which the information is based[886].  Seigneur de la Salle.] 

6.         [MAURICE (-1105 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Père Anselme names “Maurice de Rochechouart, mentionné dans un titre de 1105” as fourth son of Aimery [III] but gives no citation reference for the charter in question[887].] 

 

 

1.         [AIMERY [V] de Rochechouart (-[after 1141]).  Père Anselme names Aimery [V] “vivant en 1141” as the son of Aimery [IV], but cites no primary source on which the information is based[888].  He is also named, and his supposed parentage given, by Le Laboureur without citing any primary sources[889].  No primary source has been found in which Aimery [V] is named.  Until some corroboration comes to light, he is included in the present document in square brackets to indicate doubt about his existence.]

 

 

1.         AIMERY [VI] de Rochechouart (-[after 1168/70]).  No primary source reference to Aimery [VI] de Rochechouart has been found, except the reference in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which names him as the father of the unnamed first husband of Marguerite de Limoges (see below).  From a chronological point of view, he could have been the same person as the shadowy Aimery [V] provided the latter survived for several years after 1141.  As noted below, the description of his son as “filio Aimerici de Rupecavardi”, in the record of his son’s marriage in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis quoted below, suggests that Aimery [VI] was still head of the family at the time of the marriage (which is unlikely to have taken place before [1168] considering the estimated birth date of the bride).  m ---.  The name of Aimery’s wife is not known.  Aimery [VI] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         --- de Rochechouart ([1140/55]-before [1180/85]).  The name of the first husband of Marguerite de Limoges is not known.  His parentage is confirmed by the record of his marriage in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis quoted below.  His description in the same source as “filio Aimerici de Rupecavardi” suggests that his father was still head of the family at the time of the marriage and even that he may have predeceased his father.  m (before [1168/70]) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Limoges, daughter of ADEMAR [V] Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Sarah of Cornwall ([1154/56]-).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam …Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram", specifying that Marguerite married "filio Aimerici de Rupecavardi" and afterwards "filio Audeberti Petragorici comitis"[890].  The reconstruction of her supposed descendants below, if correct, suggests that Marguerite must have been one of her parents’ oldest children.  Marguerite married secondly (before [1180/85]) [Hélie [VII] Talairand Comte de Périgord.]  The identity of Marguerite’s second husband as Hélie [VII] Comte de Périgord is suggested by the charter dated [1228/29] under which "Archambauz coms de Peregurs fils n'El Talairan et neps al vescomte de Lemotges" donated property "lo moli Sancti Martialis que Peir Vegers tenia" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade[891].  From a chronological point of view, this appears to be the best solution from among the comtes de Périgord who are known from other primary sources.  However, it should be emphasised that the issue is not without doubt, firstly in light of the usual confusion about the translation of the word "neps/nepos", secondly because the vicomte de Limoges in question is not named, and thirdly because there remains the possibility that another "Audebert" in the Périgord family also bore the title "comte", unrecorded in other sources so far identified (see for example Audebert, son of Boson [IV] Comte de Périgord).  --- & his wife had [three or more] children: 

i)          [AIMERY [VII] ([1168/70]-[1190/92]).  No primary source has been found which confirms the parentage of Aimery [VII], but the undated letter of Sebrand Chabot Bishop of Limoges (quoted below), dated to [1192], suggests his birth some time around [1170], consistent with his leaving minor children when he died.  This suggests that Aimery [VII] could have been the son of --- de Rochechouart and his wife Marguerite de Limoges.  The [1192] document records that Aimery [VII]’s body remained unburied because he had been excommunicated for damaging the church of Foreges Saint-Augustin.  The date indicates the improbability that Aimery [VII] was Marguerite de Limoges’s first husband, whose unburied body was unlikely to have been the subject of appeal for burial more than ten years later.  "Rochechouard (Aymericus de) et ses frères et tous les autres seigneurs de Montrogno" renounced rights "sur l’étang, la pêche et le moulin d’Ambazac, qui appartiennent au monastère de Saint-Antoine d’Ambazac" dated 1191[892].  Aimery [VII]’s death is dated to the bishopric of Sebrand Chabot Bishop of Limoges, as shown by the same letter dated to [1192] quoted below.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the family origin and marriage of Aimery [VII]’s wife has not been identified.  Père Anselme names “Luce dame de Perrusse” as the wife of the person who, in his faulty reconstruction, is identified with Aimery [VII], citing no primary source on which the information is based[893].  The difficulty with this identification is the charter dated Aug 1242 (quoted below) under which Aimery [X] de Rochechouart swore allegiance to Alphonse Comte de Poitou for Pérusse.  That document implies inheritance of the castle from a direct ancestor, whereas the family reconstruction in the present document, if correct, indicates that Aimery [VII] and his wife left no direct descendants.  Aimery [VII] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       AIMERY [VIII] ([1190/91]-before 6 Apr 1199).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was the grandson of Marguerite de Limoges, by her first husband, consistent with the logic set out above relating to the identification of Aimery [VII].  The following document shows that Aimery [VIII] succeeded his father while a minor, under the guardianship of Aimery “Brunus” (who has not otherwise been identified).  Sebrand Bishop of Limoges noted that, “Aimericus de Rupecavardi” [identified as Aimery [VII], see above] remaining unburied as he had been excommunicated for damage caused to the church of Forges Saint-Augustin, “Aimericus de Rupecavardi filius eiusdem Aimerici et Aimericus Brunus [his guardian]” and, later, “Aimericus de Castellonovo et P. filius eius...” swore that the deceased had repented and that his son (together with his guardian) agreed to pay compensation, undated (dated to [1192])[894].  Aimery [VIII]’s death, during the reign of King Richard I, is indicated by the document of King John dated 14 Jul 1202, quoted below, which shows his sister’s entitlement to Rochechouart as heiress. 

(b)       daughter ([1191/96]-[Jul 1202/1204]).  Heiress of Rochechouart.  King John notified the people of Rochechouart that he had granted “custodiam ville vestre” to “Petr Rudell” [not identified, maybe from the family of the seigneurs de Bergerac, see the document ANGOULÊME LA MARCHE PERIGORD] by order dated 27 Aug 1200[895].  King John granted "custodia terre et heredis Americi de Rupe Choard" to "Jord de Chabanes", who was granted the right to marry "eiusdem heredis" by charter dated 30 Aug 1200[896].  Her other supposed betrothal is confirmed by the following document: King John regranted “Rupe Choardi cum honorem q tenetis cum heredem”, as granted by King Richard, to “Guidon de Neillac...filio vestro” dated 14 Jul 1202[897].  The most likely explanation of this document is that King Richard had granted Rochechouart (and the marriage of its heiress) to Guy de Neillac [Analhac?], that King John had attempted to replace him by Jourdain de Chabannes, that Jourdain had never succeeded in displacing Guy, and that eventually King John settled his dispute with Guy and confirmed his brother’s earlier grant.  It is assumed that neither of these proposed marriages took place and that this heiress died childless in [1202/04] as another Aimery de Rochechouart (Aimery [IX], see below) is named in sources from [1204].  Betrothed (before 6 Apr 1199, terminated before 30 Aug 1200, confirmed 14 Jul 1202) --- de Neillac [Analhac?], son of GUY de Neillac/Analhac & his wife ---.  Betrothed (30 Aug 1200, terminated before 14 Jul 1202) JOURDAIN de Chabanais, son of ---. 

ii)         [sons ([1170/80]-[1191/1204]).  "Rochechouard (Aymericus de) et ses frères et tous les autres seigneurs de Montrogno" renounced rights "sur l’étang, la pêche et le moulin d’Ambazac, qui appartiennent au monastère de Saint-Antoine d’Ambazac" dated 1191[898].  The number of brothers is not known.  The succession of Aimery [IX] to the vicomté indicates that they must all have died before [1204].] 

b)         [--- de Rochechouart ([1145/55]-[before 1190]).  No direct evidence has been found to confirm the existence of this person.  However, the chronology of the possible ancestry of Aimery [IX] de Rochechouart (see below) suggests descent from a younger son of Aimery [VI].] 

 

 

The precise relationship between the unnamed father of “A--- de Rochechouart” and the main Rochechouart family has not been ascertained, although the chronology suggests the unlikelihood that he was one of the unnamed brothers of Aimery [VII] who are shown above.  The most likely explanation is that he was a younger son of Aimery [VI], as indicated above. 

 

1.         --- de Rochechouart ([1145/55]-[before 1190]).  As “P”, his widow’s son by her second marriage, is named in the [1192] letter of Sebrand Chabot Bishop of Limoges quoted below, it is unlikely that he was less than five years old at the time and could have been considerably older.  If that is correct, “--- de Rochechouart” was born in [1145/55] and therefore could not have been Aimery [VII], who must have been born much later.  m (before [1180]) as her first husband, G---, daughter of --- (-after 1222).  She married secondly ([before 1190]) Aimery de Châteauneuf"Rochechouart, A. et P. de Chateauneuf, Jean, leur frère, et G. leur mère veuve" acknowledged that "la justice des biens qu’ils avoient sous les murs du château de Rochechouart appartenoit à Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" by charter dated 1222[899]His name is confirmed by the letter (dated to [1192]) of Sebrand Chabot Bishop of Limoges who noted that, “Aimericus de Rupecavardi” remaining unburied as he was excommunicated for damage caused to the church of Forges Saint-Augustin, “Aimericus de Rupecavardi filius eiusdem Aimerici et Aimericus Brunus [his guardian]” and, later, “Aimericus de Castellonovo et P. filius eius...” swore that the deceased had repented and that his son (and his guardian) agreed to pay compensation, undated[900].  Aimery de Châteauneuf’s involvement in this affair is explained if he was the stepfather of the next heir to Rochechouart.  Her family origin has not been ascertained.  Père Anselme names “Luce dame de Perrusse” as the wife of the person who, in his faulty reconstruction, is identified with Aimery [VII] de Rochechouart (see above), citing no primary source on which the information is based[901].  The difficulty with that identification is the charter dated Aug 1242 (quoted below) under which Aimery [X] de Rochechouart swore allegiance to Alphonse Comte de Poitou for Pérusse.  That document implies inheritance of the castle from a direct ancestor.  The family reconstruction in the present document, if correct, indicates that Aimery [VII] and his wife left no direct descendants.  One possibility is that the wife of “--- de Rochechouart” was the heiress of Pérusse.  One child: 

a)         A--- de Rochechouart (-after 1222).  "Rochechouart, A. et P. de Chateauneuf, Jean, leur frère, et G. leur mère veuve" acknowledged that "la justice des biens qu’ils avoient sous les murs du château de Rochechouart appartenoit à Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" by charter dated 1222[902]same person as...?  AIMERY (-after 29 Sep 1214).  “Petrus de Monterabei” donated revenue “in pedagio Roche” to Merci-Dieu abbey, with the consent of “Josbertus de Guerchia frater meus, Aanor uxor mea, filii mei Eschivardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1201, witnessed by “de militibus: Giraudus vicecomes de Brocea nepos meus...Emericus de Rochachoart...[903]"Rochechouard (Aimery de)" subscribed a charter dated to [1204] which records that "Pierre de Montrobé" donated "rente...sur le péage de la Roche" to the abbey of Merci-Dieu[904]Père Anselme names Aimery as the son of Aimery, adding that he founded in 1205 “le prieuré de Trésens” and was “homme-lige du roi en 1226”, but cites no primary source on which the information is based[905].  Le Laboureur also records that Aimery “fonda l’an 1205 avec son fils le Prieuré de Trezens Ordre de Grammont” but cites no primary source either[906].  The chronology suggests that this person was Aimery [IX].  King John issued an order to "Aymericus de Rupe Chiward Jordanus et Chiwardus de Chabbenes" dated 3 Aug 1214[907].  "…A de Rupe Eschiward…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Sep 1214 under which King John confirmed the proposed marriage of "Johannam filiam suam genitam de Ysabell uxore sua, filia com Engolism" to "Hugonis de Lysuinan fil H com Marchie"[908].  It should be noted that none of these entries refer to “A---“ as “vicomte”.  same person as...? AIMERY [IX] ([1180]-[7 Apr 1243/1244]).  Père Anselme (in his faulty reconstruction) names Aimery [IX] as the son of the person identified above as Aimery [VII] and his wife “Luce dame de Perrusse”, but cites no primary source on which the information is based[909].  Anselme must be incorrect in light of the documents quoted above.  Aimery [IX] would presumably have been a more distant relative, the chronology being consistent with his being the grandson of Aimery [VI].  Vicomte de Rochechouart

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AIMERY [IX] de Rochechouart, son of [--- de Rochechouart & his wife G---] ([1180]-[7 Apr 1243/1244]).  The chronology suggests that Aimery [IX] was the same person as Aimery who is named between [1204] and 1222 as shown above.  His approximate birth date is estimated from his marriage in [1205].  A letter from "Radulfus filius Nicholai, domini regis senescallus" to the bishop of Chichester and "domino Stephano de Segrave" reports that "comes Marchiæ" had joined the king of France but names "…Emericus de Rochechuard…" among the "barones Pictaviæ" who supported the English king[910]Vicomte de Rochechouart: "A. vicecomes Rupis Chuardi" wrote to Henry III King of England, dated to [Jul 1230], informing him that his "position is very difficult" and that he could not maintain it "without much support from you", as well as naming "Emerico primogenito nostro"[911].  This document is the first to accord the vicecomital title to the head of the Rochechouart family since an undated reference to Aimery [II] as vicomte in a charter of Uzerche dated to the mid-11th century (see above).  Général de Rochechouart states that Aimery founded “le couvent des cordeliers de Saint-Junien” in 1230 according to “de recherches récentes faites dans les archives de la Haute-Vienne[912].  If this information is correct, the date suggests that Aimery [IX] can be identified as the founder.  "Rochechouart (Aimery vicomte de) et Aimery son fils aîné" reached agreement with “la communauté de la ville de Saint-Brice” concerning “un fait d’Hélie de Saint-Brice chevalier et de son fils...hommes du dit vicomte” following “certaines insultes et menaces qu’Aimery de Chateauneuf chevalier avoit fait”, by charter dated 4 Sep 1235[913].  King Henry III gave money to “Emery de Rupe Chyward[i]...and to Fulk his son” dated 22 Apr 1239[914].  “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart, Aimery son fils, et Marguerite femme du dit fils” reached agreement with “Guy vicomte de Limoges” to abandon “au dit vicomte de Limoges les domaines de Gorre, Oradour, Cussac, Cuffares, le droit en la forêt de Treus, la moitié du domaine de Maraval” by charter 3 Apr 1242[915]The charter dated Aug 1242 (see below, under his son) suggests that Vicomte Aimery [IX] delegated some vicecomital responsibilities to his son Aimery [X] towards the end of his life.  "…Hemericum de Rupe Chiwardi et Hemericum filius eius…", named by the French king, signed the charter dated 7 Apr 1243 (“anno xxvii” [of King Henry III]) which records a peace treaty between the English and French kings[916]

m ([1205]) [--- de Mortemart], daughter of ---.  No primary source has been found which names the wife of Aimery [IX].  Her identity is uncertain.  Père Anselme names “Alix dame de Mortemart dans la province de la Marche...fille et héritière de Guillaume seigneur de Mortemart, d’Availles et de Saint-Germain” as his wife, dating their marriage to 1205, adding that she made her testament dated 1247, and was still living in 1255 as a widow, although he cites no primary sources on which the information is based[917].  However, Ratier cites the testament of “Alix de Mortemart...dame de Saint-Germain”, wife of “Raymond Foucauld, fils d’Amelin II”, dated 12 Sep 1247, which names her sons “Guillaume ou Guy...et Gabriel” as beneficiaries[918].  This family was clearly unconnected with the Rochechouart family, and the coincidence of dates as well as the reference to Saint-Germain suggests the possibility that Anselme was mistaken in his reference.  Unfortunately, a published copy of the original testament has not been found.  The possession of Mortemart by Aimery [IX]’s grandson Guillaume (see below) suggests that it was inherited through an earlier marriage.  No connection between Mortemart and the Limoges family has been found, which appears to eliminate the wife of Aimery [X], leaving Aimery [IX]’s wife as the most likely possibility.  A connection with Availles (and Châtain) is indicated by the charter dated 1238 quoted below under which her son Aimery [X] confirmed a donation of property in that parish, not naming Aimery [IX] whose absence suggests inheritance from his mother.  A possible family relationship with the English king is indicated by the following document: Henry III King of England granted revenue to [her son] "consanguineo nostro magistro Simoni de Rupe Cavardi", dated 1254[919].  The most likely possibility of a family connection is through the king’s mother Isabelle d’Angoulême, whose known ancestry is incomplete, and maybe through Archbishop Simon’s mother.  A reconstruction of the Mortemart line has not proved possible as no other information has been found about the family in the 12th/13th century.  The introduction of the name Simon into the Rochechouart family from the next generation suggests that it may have originated with Aimery [IX]’s wife’s family.  The name is unusual in the nobility of south-western France, associated most commonly in the region with the Lusignan/Lezay and Parthenay/L’Archevêque families.  No trace has been found of any primary source record which indicates that Aimery [IX]’s widow was alive in 1255. 

Aimery [IX] & his wife had four children: 

1.         AIMERY [X] ([1205]-25 Aug 1245, bur Châtenet)"A. vicecomes Rupis Chuardi" wrote to Henry III King of England, dated to [Jul 1230], informing him that his "position is very difficult" and that he could not maintain it "without much support from you", as well as naming "Emerico primogenito nostro"[920]Vicomte de Rochechouart

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2.         FOUCAUD (-after 22 Apr 1239).  King Henry III gave money to “Emery de Rupe Chyward[i]...and to Fulk his son” dated 22 Apr 1239[921].  The date appears too early for this entry to relate to Aimery [X] and his son.  “Fulk” is presumably a mistranscription or mistranslation, as the name Foucaud is repeated in later generations of the Rochechouart family.  [Seigneur de Saint-Germain: Père Anselme names “Foucault de Rochechouart seigneur de S. Germain” as the second son of Aimery [IX], adding that “suivant un mémoire” he was the father of “Guy de Rochechouart, lequel de Sibille de Vivonne eut Guillaume de Rochechouart[922].  He cites no primary source to justify the information, which is inaccurate concerning Guy de Rochechourt who was the son of Aimery [XI] as shown below.  Maybe Anselme’s reference represents a misunderstanding relating to the testament of “Alix de Mortemart”, which is discussed above under Foucaud’s mother.] 

3.         SIMON de Rochechouart ([1210/20]-29 Oct 1280, bur Bordeaux Cathedral).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Simon de Rochechouart, archbishop of Bordeaux, was the son of Aimery [X] Vicomte de Rochechouart"[923].  The sources quoted in this paragraph suggest that this must be incorrect and that Simon was the son of Vicomte Aimery [IX].  Henry III King of England granted revenue to "consanguineo nostro magistro Simoni de Rupe Cavardi", dated 1254[924]"Aymericus, de Rupecavardi vicecomes" donated property to "Geraldo de Malomonte, canonico Aniciensi", dated 30 Sep 1262, witnessed by "Symone de Rupecavardi patruo nostro, domino Guidone archidiacono Combralie, domino Guillelmo Rupiscavardi fratribus nostris"[925].  "Messire Simon de Rochechouart, doyen de Saint-Antregil du château de Bourges" notified the marriage contract of "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son neveu" and "noble dame Matilde veuve de noble homme messire Guillaume le Fort" as the agreement for "des deux fils du dit vicomte" to marry "les deux filles de ladite dame veuve", with "Aimery fils aîné" marrying "la fille aînée...[avec] son manoir de Carlton" and "Guy autre fils du dit vicomte" marrying "la seconde fille [avec] la terre de Mortemar", by charter dated "du lundi après la Saint-Georges 1264", which also records that "les dits deux fils du vicomte" would inherit two thirds of their father’s inheritance, the remaining one third to be divided between "ses autres filles et fils"[926].  Seigneur de Saint-Auvent: "Jean vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Auvent" ratified the privileges granted to the inhabitants of Saint-Auvent in 1226 by "feu monseigneur Simon de Rochechouart, archévêque de Bordeaux, alors doyen de Bourges, seigneur de Saint-Auvent" by charter dated "du dimanche dans les Octaves de la Pentecôte 1344"[927]The date is corrected to 1266 in the repertory of documents in the archives départementales of Haute-Vienne[928].  “Simon de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges...” witnessed the charter dated 2 Feb 1272 which confirmed the emancipation by “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” of “Marguerite sa fille” and his grant to her “en faveur de son mariage avec Arnaud Bochart damoiseau...rente...sur les biens de feue dame Jeanne sa femme mère de la dite Marguerite[929]Archbishop of Bordeaux 1275.  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, confirmed the donation of “Saint-Auvent à Foucaud son fils” made by “feu messire Simon de Rochechouard archevêque de Bordeaux son oncle[930]

4.         [--- de la Roche [=de Rochechouart?] (-before 1284)The identification of this person as a member of the Rochechouart family depends on a document dated 11 Dec 1304, the difficulties with which are explained in the document POITIERS.] 

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AIMERY [X] de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife --- [de Mortemart] ([1205]-25 Aug 1245, bur Châtenet).  The estimated date of his marriage suggests that Aimery [X] was born in [1205].  "A. vicecomes Rupis Chuardi" wrote to Henry III King of England, dated to [Jul 1230], informing him that his "position is very difficult" and that he could not maintain it "without much support from you", and naming "Emerico primogenito nostro"[931].  "Nobilis vir A. de Rupe Cavardi junior" confirmed the donation of property “in parrochia de Chastaign et parrochia de Avallia” made to Charroux by "dominus Raymundus de Laia Pariola miles" by charter dated 1238[932].  “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart, Aimery son fils, et Marguerite femme du dit fils” reached agreement with “Guy vicomte de Limoges” to abandon “au dit vicomte de Limoges les domaines de Gorre, Oradour, Cussac, Cuffares, le droit en la forêt de Treus, la moitié du domaine de Maraval” by charter 3 Apr 1242[933]"…Hemericum de Rupe Chiwardi et Hemericum filius eius…", named by the French king, signed the charter dated 7 Apr 1242 which records a peace treaty between the English and French kings[934].  A charter dated Aug 1242 records that “Hemericus de Ruppe Choardi junior” swore homage to Alphonse Comte de Poitou for “castro Perucye” [Perusse] in return for payment “ex annuo redditu apud Ryon, ex parte uxoris nostre[935].  This charter suggests that Vicomte Aimery [IX] delegated some vicecomital responsibilities to his son Aimery [X] towards the end of his life.  Vicomte de Rochechouart.  “Guido vicomes Lemovicensis” and “Aymericum vicecomitem Rupis Cavardi sororium nostrum” agreed their respective rights in the forest of Trein by charter dated 1244[936]A charter dated 1244 records a division between Guy de Limoges and his brother-in-law Aimery de Rochechouart[937]The testament of Aimery [VIII] is dated 1245 and appoints “sa femme Marguerite de Limoges” as guardian of his children[938].  An epitaph in the church of Saint-Yrieix records the death “in die Sancti Aredii” of “Aimericus de Rupe-Cavardo, maritus Margaritæ, filiæ Guidonis vicecomitis Lemovicensis[939]

m ([1225/28]) MARGUERITE de Limoges, daughter of GUY [V] Vicomte de Limoges & his [first wife --- d’Auvergne/second wife Ermengarde ---] ([1210/15]-9 Sep 1259, bur Châtenet).  Her marriage date is estimated from her oldest son being a minor when her husband died, as suggested by the charter dated Sep 1245 quoted below.  “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart, Aimery son fils, et Marguerite femme du dit fils” reached agreement with “Guy vicomte de Limoges” to abandon “au dit vicomte de Limoges les domaines de Gorre, Oradour, Cussac, Cuffares, le droit en la forêt de Treus, la moitié du domaine de Maraval” by charter 3 Apr 1242[940]Margarita vicecomitissa Rupis Cauardi” swore homage to Alphonse Comte de Poitou for “castro Ruppis Cauardi...et de castro Perusii” by charter dated Sep 1245[941].  The fact that Marguerite swore homage instead of her son suggests that the latter was still a minor at that date.  “Aymericus de Rupecavardi vice-comes domicellus” confirmed a donation to Limoges, naming "Margaritam vice-comitissam Rupis-Cavardi matrem nostram et Aymericum de Castronovo et Aymericum de Panta milites", by charter dated 1 Jun 1251[942]The testament of “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, chose her burial "en la chapelle du Châtenet, au tombeau de feu son mary", bequeathed "trente livres de rente à Guillaume de Rochechouart son fils sur la terre qu’elle reçut en dot dans la vicomté de Limoges, avec la vigne qu’elle avoit acquise d’Adhémar de Maumont chevalier…à son déffaut à Guy de Rochechouart son fils et en outre…avec une coupe d’argent doré qui luy seroit donnée lorsqu’il sera armé chevalier", to "Adhémar de Rochechouart son fils cinquante livres de rente à prendre sur celle de cent livres que luy avoit donnée le comte de Poitiers", ordered that "Guy, Adhémar et Simon ses fils soient substitués les uns aux autres, en cas de mort sans hoirs", bequeathed "à Foucaud son autre fils, cinquante livres sur les biens de Cussac…dès qu’il aura atteint l’âge de seize ans", her lands "qu’elle avoit eues de ses père et mère à Aimery son fils aîné", made a bequest to "Marguerite sa nièce, fille de Guy son frère pour la faire religieuse", and named as executors "Guy de la Roche son gendre…son seigneur le vicomte de Limoges son frère…"[943].  An epitaph in the church of Saint-Yrieix records the death “in die Sancti Aredii” of “Aimericus de Rupe-Cavardo, maritus Margaritæ, filiæ Guidonis vicecomitis Lemovicensis” and the death 9 Sep 1259 of “Margarita[944]

Aimery [X] & his wife had [nine] children: 

1.         AIMERY [XI] (after [1225/28]-[1283/84], bur Terzay).  His parentage is confirmed by the testament of [his mother] “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, which bequeathed her lands "qu’elle avoit eues de ses père et mère à Aimery son fils aîné"[945]Vicomte de Rochechouart

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2.         AGNES de Rochechouart (-after 5 Apr 1260).  Her marriage is confirmed by the testament of her mother Marguerite, dated Jul 1252, which named among the executors "Guy de la Roche son gendre…"[946]Agnes was presumably one of her parents’ older children as she had children herself by that date.  “Rochechouart (Guillaume de) seigneur de Pérusse, de Salagnac et de Saint-Victurnien” donated property to “Agnes sa sœur femme de...Guy de la Rochefoucauld” as well as his rights in the succession of “Adémar et de Foucaud de Rochechouart ses frères...et en celle de Guy vicomte de Limoges son oncle” by charter dated 5 Apr 1260[947]m as his first wife, GUY [VI] Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld, son of AIMERY [I] Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld & his wife Letice de Parthenay (-1295 or after). 

3.         GUILLAUME de Rochechouart (-after 2 Feb 1272, bur Grandmont Priory).  The testament of “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, chose her burial "en la chapelle du Châtenet, au tombeau de feu son mary", bequeathed "trente livres de rente à Guillaume de Rochechouart son fils sur la terre qu’elle reçut en dot dans la vicomté de Limoges, avec la vigne qu’elle avoit acquise d’Adhémar de Maumont chevalier…à son déffaut à Guy de Rochechouart son fils et en outre…avec une coupe d’argent doré qui luy seroit donnée lorsqu’il sera armé chevalier"[948]Seigneur de Mortemart: “Guillaume de Rochechouard chevalier” exchanged with "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard" the “château de Pérusse avec le châtel et châtellenie de Salaniac...sauf les bien dotaux de...Marguerite sa femme fille de...Philippe seigneur de Mareval” for “le châtel et châtellenie de Mortemar” by charter dated 19 Mar 1260[949].  “Rochechouart (Guillaume de) seigneur de Pérusse, de Salagnac et de Saint-Victurnien” donated property to “Agnes sa sœur femme de...Guy de la Rochefoucauld” as well as his rights in the succession of “Adémar et de Foucaud de Rochechouart ses frères...et en celle de Guy vicomte de Limoges son oncle” by charter dated 5 Apr 1260[950]"Aymericus, de Rupecavardi vicecomes" donated property to "Geraldo de Malomonte, canonico Aniciensi", dated 30 Sep 1262, witnessed by "Symone de Rupecavardi patruo nostro, domino Guidone archidiacono Combralie, domino Guillelmo Rupiscavardi fratribus nostris"[951]...Guillaume de Rochechouart...” witnessed the charter dated 2 Feb 1272 which confirmed the emancipation by “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” of “Marguerite sa fille” and his grant to her “en faveur de son mariage avec Arnaud Bochart damoiseau...rente...sur les biens de feue dame Jeanne sa femme mère de la dite Marguerite[952]m MARGUERITE de Mareval, daughter of PHILIPPE Seigneur de Mareval & his wife ---.  Guillaume de Rochechouard chevalier” exchanged with "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard" the “château de Pérusse avec le châtel et châtellenie de Salaniac...sauf les bien dotaux de...Marguerite sa femme fille de...Philippe seigneur de Mareval” for “le châtel et châtellenie de Mortemar” by charter dated 19 Mar 1260[953]

-        SEIGNEURS de MORTEMART

4.         GUY de Rochechouart (-after 2 Feb 1272).  The testament of “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, chose her burial "en la chapelle du Châtenet, au tombeau de feu son mary", bequeathed "trente livres de rente à Guillaume de Rochechouart son fils sur la terre qu’elle reçut en dot dans la vicomté de Limoges, avec la vigne qu’elle avoit acquise d’Adhémar de Maumont chevalier…à son déffaut à Guy de Rochechouart son fils et en outre…avec une coupe d’argent doré qui luy seroit donnée lorsqu’il sera armé chevalier"[954]"Aymericus, de Rupecavardi vicecomes" donated property to "Geraldo de Malomonte, canonico Aniciensi", dated 30 Sep 1262, witnessed by "Symone de Rupecavardi patruo nostro, domino Guidone archidiacono Combralie, domino Guillelmo Rupiscavardi fratribus nostris"[955]Archdeacon of Limoges.  ...Guy de Rochechouart archidiacre de Combrailles en l’église de Limoges...” witnessed the charter dated 2 Feb 1272 which confirmed the emancipation by “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” of “Marguerite sa fille” and his grant to her “en faveur de son mariage avec Arnaud Bochart damoiseau...rente...sur les biens de feue dame Jeanne sa femme mère de la dite Marguerite[956]Seigneur de Saint-Laurent. 

5.         AYMAR de Rochechouart (-after 1280).  The testament of “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, bequeathed to "Adhémar de Rochechouart son fils cinquante livres de rente à prendre sur celle de cent livres que luy avoit donnée le comte de Poitiers", ordered that "Guy, Adhémar et Simon ses fils soient substitués les uns aux autres, en cas de mort sans hoirs", bequeathed "à Foucaud son autre fils, cinquante livres sur les biens de Cussac…dès qu’il aura atteint l’âge de seize ans", her lands "qu’elle avoit eues de ses père et mère à Aimery son fils aîné", made a bequest to "Marguerite sa nièce, fille de Guy son frère pour la faire religieuse", and named as executors "Guy de la Roche son gendre…son seigneur le vicomte de Limoges son frère…"[957]Seigneur de Chastelus. 

6.         SIMON de Rochechouart ([before 1236]-after Jul 1252).  The testament of “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, ordered that "Guy, Adhémar et Simon ses fils soient substitués les uns aux autres, en cas de mort sans hoirs"[958]same person as...?  SIMON de Rochechouart (-after 19 Oct 1255).  King Henry III granted "50 marks a year...until the king provide for him more amply" to "Master Simon de Rupe Cauardi" dated 4 May 1254[959].  King Henry III granted to "Master Simon de Rupe Cauardi" that "as soon as the provisions already granted have been fulfilled, the king will cause him to be provided for in ecclesiastical benefices to the amount of 200 marks a year" dated 6 May 1254[960].  These documents could refer to the son of Aimery [X] Vicomte de Rochechouart if he was starting an ecclesiastical career.  This conjecture appears supported by the following document in which a relationship between the king and (apparently) the same person is mentioned: a charter dated 30 Aug 1255 records a grant to "Master Simon de Rupe Chiuuardi, king’s kinsman" that “the king will provide for him in some ecclesiastical benefice, dignity or prebend, except the treasurership of York...[961].  A charter dated 19 Oct 1255 records a grant to "Master Simon de Rupe Cauardi, king’s kinsman" of “a prebend late of Master Stephen de Oclesfield in the church of York...[962]

7.         FOUCAUD de Rochechouart ([1236/40]-after Jul 1252).  The testament of “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, bequeathed "à Foucaud son autre fils, cinquante livres sur les biens de Cussac…dès qu’il aura atteint l’âge de seize ans"[963]The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, refers to property held "par indivis en la vicomté de Limoges avec Foucaud son frère[964].  The document is unclear whether Foucaud was living or deceased at the time.  However, if he was still alive it is unclear how Vicomte Aimery could have donated the property himself by testament. 

8.         [MARGUERITE .  Père Anselme names “Marguerite” as the second daughter of Aimery [X] and her husband “Aymar seigneur d’Archiac”, but cites no primary source on which the information is based[965].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   She is not named in her supposed mother’s Jul 1252 testament.  m AYMAR Seigneur d’Archiac, son of ---.]    

9.         [ALIX .  Père Anselme names “Alix femme de Guillaume de Madaillan, seigneur de l’Esparre” as the youngest daughter of Aimery [X], but cites no primary source on which the information is based[966].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   She is not named in her supposed mother’s Jul 1252 testament.  m GUILLAUME de Madaillan Seigneur de Lesparre, son of ---.] 

 

 

The precise relationships, if any, between the following individuals and the main Rochechouart family have not been ascertained.  One possibility is that they lived at the castle but were unrelated to the vicecomital family, whose name they adopted.  Another possibility is that they were illegitimate descendants of one of the vicomtes de Rochechouart.  

 

1.         AIMERY de Rochechouart (-20 Jul 1268).  Henry III King of England granted revenue to "Emery de Rupe Cauardi" until "the king provide for him in an ecclesiastical benefice" dated 21 Jul 1247[967].  An instruction to the sheriff of Oxford dated 25 Jan 1249 ordered “Emeric de Rupe Cauardi clerk” to have “10 marks of the king’s gift...to maintain himself in the schools[968].  A charter dated 23 Feb 1251 records the presentation of "Artald de Sancto Romano to the church of Faccumbe" notwithstanding "the presentation thereto of Emery de Rupe Cauardi"[969].  A charter dated 1251 records the abbot of Bury St Edmunds placing “loco suo Emericum de Rupe Cauardi et Henricum de Titteshal, vel alterum eorum...[970].  A charter dated 18 May 1252 orders the presentation of "Emery de Rupe Cavardi to the church of Wilingham" to the bishop of Norwich[971].  A charter dated 31 Jul 1253 grants "simple protection for one year from Michaelmas" for "the abbot and convent of Quarr" and the same for "Emery de Rupe Chauuardi"[972].  The Liber Memorandorum Ecclesie de Bernewelle records the arrest and imprisonment of “quidam clericus alienigena...magister Emericius de Rupe Cawardi” in Cambridge “in tempore guerre” (presumably therefore dated to [1264]) and, after being freed “tempore pacis”, leaving for London and claiming compensation for his imprisonment from “priorem de Bernewelle[973].  Rector of Skipwith.  The Rotuli Ricardi Gravesend records the death “XIII Kal Aug” 1268 of “mag. Emericus de Rupe Kauardi[974].  The Register of Walter Giffard records the vacancy at Skipwith following the death of “Emerici de Rupe Chaward, quondam rectoris ejusdem” and his appointment of “N. le Brun, clerico et consanguineo nostro” dated 1 Dec 1268[975]

 

2.         LUBAUD de Rochechouart .  A charter dated 2 Apr 1254 records a bond to "Lubaud de Rupe Chiwardi" for "10 marks wherein the king was bound to William de Mortuo Mari for a horse he bought from the same Lubaud"[976].  A charter dated 16 Jun 1254 at Saint-Macaire records a bond to "Lubaud de Rupe Cauardi"[977]

 

3.         GEOFFROY de Rochechouart .  A charter dated 12 Nov 1254 at "Boscum Peverelli" records a bond to "Geoffrey de Rupe Cauardi in 25 marks for missions and expenses in the king’s service in Gascony"[978]

 

 

AIMERY [XI] de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [X] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Marguerite de Limoges (after [1225/28]-[1283/84], bur Terzay).  The charter of his mother dated Sep 1245 (quoted above) suggests that Aimery [XI] was still a minor when his father died.  His parentage is confirmed by the testament of [his mother] “la vicomtesse Marguerite”, dated Jul 1252, which bequeathed her lands "qu’elle avoit eues de ses père et mère à Aimery son fils aîné"[979]Vicomte de Rochechouart.  “Aymericus de Rupecavardi vice-comes domicellus” confirmed a donation to Limoges, naming "Margaritam vice-comitissam Rupis-Cavardi matrem nostram et Aymericum de Castronovo et Aymericum de Panta milites", by charter dated 1 Jun 1251[980]A charter dated 15 Nov 1254 at Fontevraud records a bond to "Emery vicomte de Rochechouart" for “35 marks sterling for two horses lost in the king’s service in Gascony[981]"Savary de Vivonne chevalier" transferred to "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" all the rights of "les filles de feu messire Guillaume de Vivonne seigneur de Fors, dont il avoit la garde et tutelle" in "la châtellenie et toute la terre de Vivonne" by charter dated Dec 1264[982][The absence of his title from the following documents render it uncertain whether they refer to Aimery [XI].  A charter dated 12 Aug 1267 ordered “Rogero de Clifford justiciario foreste citra Trentam” to permit “Almarico de Rupe Cauardi” to have four stags “in foresta regis de Ceddr[983].  An order dated 10 Nov 1267 records a fine made by “fidelis noster Eymericus de Rupe Cauardi[984].]  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, bequeathed “les châtel et châtellenies de Rochechouard, Brigueuil...” to “Aimery son petit-fils, fils de feu Aimery son fils aîné”, the "châteaux de Pérusse et de Salanhac...sauf...rente...[qu’]il avoit donnée à P. d’Analhac chevalier pour le dot d’Agnez sa fille femme dudit chevalier" to "Guy de Rochechouart son fils chevalier", to "Agnez...sa fille...le territoire d’Analhac...[et] une part en la châtellenie de Vivonne, à l’encontre que lesdits Aimery et Jeanne ses petits-enfants y ont...en la châtellenie de Rochechouard..." and “les châtels et châtellenies de Tonnay-Charente...sauf...rente que Marguerite sa fille femme d’Arnaud-Bochard de Baudrente chevalier y prend et...[rente] qui y prend aussi Alienor sa fille femme de Geoffroy de Maurienne de Mauritonie...”, assigned dowry to "Isabelle sa fille", provided for “Simon de Rochechouard son fils qu’il destine à demeurer dans le monde”, confirmed the donation of “Saint-Auvent à Foucaud son fils” made by “feu messire Simon de Rochechouard archevêque de Bordeaux son oncle”, confirmed the testament of “Mathilde sa femme” whom he named guardian of his grandchildren, and chose burial “en l’église des franciscains de Saint-Junien[985]His date of death is confirmed by the charter dated 1291, relating to his son Simon, which records enquiries made in 1293 "il y avoit dix ans que…[son] père…étoit mort"[986]

m firstly ([1251]) JEANNE de Tonnay-Charente, daughter of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente & his wife --- de Mauléon (-7 Jan 1264).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by the charter dated 1291 which records that her son "messire Simon de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Laurent fils de…Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de madame Jeanne d’Angles dame de Tonnay-Charente" was only one year old when his mother died in childbirth of his brother Foucaud[987].  Her parentage is confirmed precisely by the charter dated 30 Mar 1276 relating to the inheritance of Geoffroy de Tonnay chevalier” and records the part due to Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart à cause des enfants qu’il avait eus de son mariage avec dame Jeanne fille du dit feu Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente[988]The estimated date of her marriage is suggested by her having given birth to eight children before she died and the estimated birth date of her husband.  “Aymeris viscons de Rochechechaward e Johana sa femme” transferred their part in the inheritance of [her maternal grandfather] “fau Savari de Meileon, ayné a mai Johene, e Ro son fil de Mauleon” to “li nobles homes Aymeris viscons de Thoarz”, part taken “chescun an après la mort Amable femme fau Savari de Mauleon”, referring to “la partie de iceles qui sont serors à moi Johana devant dite”, by charter dated Oct 1254[989].  Another version of the same document is inaccurate (“Aimeris viscons de Rochechouarde, et Johanna sa femme” sharing the inheritance of "feu Savary de Mauléon, aîné à moi Johan, as le fils de Mauléon dans quas choses, li nobles homos", naming “Aymeris viscons de Thouars, et de l’hommaige fait au camp de Poictiers...[990]).  Yet another summary of the same document also does not reflect the original: Aimery Vicomte de Rochechouart et Jeanne de Mauléon sa femme” renounced rights in the succession of “Savary de Mauléon frère aîné de Jeanne et de Raoul fils de Savary” in favour of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars, in return for annual income, by charter dated Oct 1254[991].  The problem with this charter is interpreting the correct meaning of the phrase “ayné a mai Johene”.  One possibility is that “ayné” indicates that Savary was the older brother of Jeanne, but this appears chronologically impossible if the date of Jeanne’s marriage is correctly estimated and considering that Savary’s father was deceased in [1212].  A more likely possibility is that “ayné” was intended to mean direct ancestor, similar to “aïeul”.  A third possibility is that words, elucidating the sense, were omitted from the document.  Loquet, in the late 19th century, indicated that Vicomte Aimery [IX] married firstly “Jeanne de Mauléon, sœur aînée de Savari [de Mauléon]”, of whom he was widower at the time of the Jul 1253 charter (see above under her mother)[992].  Considering the chronology of the Mauléon family this is impossible and presumably represents a misinterpretation of the phrase “ayné à mai Johene” in the Oct 1254 charter.  It is clear from the charters dated Jul 1253 and Oct 1254 that the same wife of Aimery is referred to: part (1) of the Jul 1253 charter shows that she was alive at the death of Raoul de Mauléon, Part (2) of the same document shows that she was still alive because her husband is not named on behalf of his children (in contrast to the case of Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente), and the charter dated Oct 1254 records the Mauléon ancestry of Amaury’s living wife.  An epitaph records the death “in octavia Epiphaniæ” in 1263 (presumably O.S.) of "dominæ Johannæ de Tonsis super Charentam, vice-comitissa de Rupe-Cavardi"[993].  A charter dated 30 Mar 1276 relates to the inheritance of Geoffroy de Tonnay chevalier” and records the part due to Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart à cause des enfants qu’il avait eus de son mariage avec dame Jeanne fille du dit feu Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente[994]

m secondly (contract 28 Apr 1264) as her third husband, MATILDA de Ferrers, widow firstly of SIMON de Kyme of Kyme and secondly of GUILLAUME de Vivonne "de Fortibus", daughter of WILLIAM de Ferrers Earl of Derby & his first wife Agnes of Chester (-11 Mar 1299).  The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Agnes, secunda Isabella, tertia Matilda, quarta Sibilla, quinta Johanna, sexta Alianora, septima Agatha" as the seven daughters of "Willielmo de Ferrers comiti Derbiæ" and his wife "quarta filia…Willihelmi Marescalli…Sibilla", adding that the third daughter "Matilda de Kyme" married "Almarico de Rupe Edwardi" by whom she was mother of "Johanna de Vynon, Cecilia de Bellocampo, Sibilla nupta Almarico de Archiaks in Piganra"[995], although these named children were born from her second marriage which is not mentioned in this source.  The Annals of Ireland record that “Sibilla comitissa de Ferreys” had seven daughters (in order) “septima, Matildis de Kyme, domina de Carbry…[996].  A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family records that “Symon de Kyma”, son of “Philippus de Kyma [et] Agnetem Waleys”, married "Matildam de Ferrars"[997].  Her first marriage is confirmed, and her second marriage, suggested by the 30 Jul 1248 grant by Henry III King of England to "William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona" of the marriage of "Maud late the wife of Simon de Kyma"[998]"Messire Simon de Rochechouart, doyen de Saint-Antregil du château de Bourges" notified the marriage contract of "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son neveu" and "noble dame Matilde veuve de noble homme messire Guillaume le Fort" and the agreement for "des deux fils du dit vicomte" to marry "les deux filles de ladite dame veuve", with "Aimery fils aîné" marrying "la fille aînée...[avec] son manoir de Carlion" and "Guy autre fils du dit vicomte" marrying "la seconde fille [avec] la terre de Mortemar", by charter dated "du lundi après la Saint-Georges 1264", which also records that "les dits deux fils du vicomte" would inherit two thirds of their father’s inheritance, the remaining one third to be divided between "ses autres filles et fils"[999]The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, confirmed the testament of “Mathilde sa femme” whom he named guardian of his grandchildren[1000]

Aimery [XI] & his first wife had eight children: 

1.         AIMERY [XII] (-before 1280).  His parentage is confirmed by the Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 which include a record that "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl" warranted "Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus" relating to land in "Corfton"[1001].  It is suggested that "Emery de Roche Chaward" junior in this document must be Aimery [X] as the only reason for naming his father would have been if the latter was still alive.  m (contract 28 Apr 1264, before 15 Jul 1269) as her second husband, his stepmother’s daughter, JEANNE de Vivonne, widow of INGRAM de Percy of Dalton Percy, daughter of GUILLAUME de Vivonne "de Fortibus" & his wife Matilda de Ferrers ([1250/52]-1 Jun 1314[1002]).  "Messire Simon de Rochechouart, doyen de Saint-Antregil du château de Bourges" notified the marriage contract of "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son neveu" and "noble dame Matilde veuve de noble homme messire Guillaume le Fort" and the agreement for "des deux fils du dit vicomte" to marry "les deux filles de ladite dame veuve", with "Aimery fils aîné" marrying "la fille aînée...[avec] son manoir de Carlion" and "Guy autre fils du dit vicomte" marrying "la seconde fille [avec] la terre de Mortemar", by charter dated "du lundi après la Saint-Georges 1264", which also records that "les dits deux fils du vicomte" would inherit two thirds of their father’s inheritance, the remaining one third to be divided between "ses autres filles et fils"[1003]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 which include a record that "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl" warranted "Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus" relating to land in "Corfton"[1004].  She married thirdly Reynold FitzPiers.  Aimery [XII] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AIMERY [XIII] de Rochechouart ([1268/73]-1306, bur Notre-Dame de Rochechouart).  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, bequeathed “les châtel et châtellenies de Rochechouard, Brigueil...” to “Aimery son petit-fils, fils de feu Aimery son fils aîné”, and names "lesdits Aimery et Jeanne ses petits-enfants"[1005]Vicomte de Rochechouart.  "Guy et Simon de Rochechouart frères et chevaliers, fils de feu Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" divided territories with "Aimery de Rochechouart damoiseau, fils de feu Aimery leur frère et petit-fils dudit feu vicomte" by charter dated Nov 1291[1006]The act of emancipation of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart damoiseau” is dated 16 Oct 1292[1007]"Aymericus vice comes de Rupecavardi miles" granted freedoms to the inhabitants of Rochechouart by charter dated Apr 1296[1008]"Noble homme, messire Aymery vicomte de Rochechouart, chevalier" reached agreement with "Jeanne de Rochechouart sa sœur" concerning the succession of "feu messire Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart leur ayeul", including a future pension after the death of "Jeanne de Vivonne leur mère", on the advice of "Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges seigneur de Saint-Auvent, Guy de Rochechouart seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, et Simon de Rochechouart seigneur de Saint-Laurent, chevaliers, leur oncle", by charter dated mid-Jan 1304, witnessed by "Pierre de Verneuil"[1009]The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouar”, dated 2 Jun 1305, chose his burial “en l’église de Notre-Dame de Rochechouart”, bequeathed property including “le château et châtellenie de Rochechouart” to “Simon de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Laurent son oncle”, made bequests to "Jehanne sa sœur", and named “...Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges...” among the executors, witnessed by “Foucaud de Rochechouart seigneur de Mortemart...[1010]m (contract Sep 1298) GERMASIE de Pons, daughter of HELIE Rudel Seigneur de Pons et de Bergerac & his wife Yolande de la Marche [Lusignan] (-after 1307).  The marriage contract of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” and "Germaise ou Galmaise sœur de...Raynaud de Pons seigneur de Bergerac au diocèse de Périgueux” is dated Sep 1298, and refers to the testament of “Hélie-Rudel chevalier seigneur de Bergerac, père dudit Raynaud et de ladite dame Galmaise[1011].  She is not named in her husband’s testament dated 2 Jun 1305.  A charter dated 1307 records that "Galmaise de Pons veuve de...Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" donated “les terres, château, hébergement de la Cossière” to “Simon de Rochechouart chevalier...seigneur de Saint-Laurent[1012]

b)         JEANNE de Rochechouart (-1316, bur Saintes Cordeliers).  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, bequeathed “les châtel et châtellenies de Rochechouard, Brigueil...” to “Aimery son petit-fils, fils de feu Aimery son fils aîné”, and names "lesdits Aimery et Jeanne ses petits-enfants"[1013]Jeanne de Rochechouart fille de feu Aimery de Rochechouart” donated all her property to Guyart de Rochechouart varlet son cousin fils de messire Guy de Rochechouart son oncle chevalier seigneur de Tonnay-Charente”, with reversion “à son dit oncle si son dit cousin mouroit sans hoirs”, by charter dated 8 Apr 1295[1014]"Noble homme, messire Aymery vicomte de Rochechouart, chevalier" reached agreement with "Jeanne de Rochechouart sa sœur" concerning the succession of "feu messire Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart leur ayeul", including a future pension after the death of "Jeanne de Vivonne leur mère", on the advice of "Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges seigneur de Saint-Auvent, Guy de Rochechouart seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, et Simon de Rochechouart seigneur de Saint-Laurent, chevaliers, leur oncle", by charter dated mid-Jan 1304, witnessed by "Pierre de Verneuil"[1015]The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouar”, dated 2 Jun 1305, chose his burial “en l’église de Notre-Dame de Rochechouart”, made bequests to "Jehanne sa sœur"[1016]A charter dated 24 Apr 1309 records a dispute between "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart" and “Jeanne de Rochechouart sa nièce, sœur de feu...Aimery de Rochechouart son neveu et chevalier” relating to “la vicomté de Rochechouart, la seigneurie de Brigueuil et l’hébergement de la Cossière[1017]The testament of "Jeanne de Rochechouart", dated Nov 1309, chose her burial “aux Cordeliers de Saintes”, appointed “Simon de Rochechouart chevalier son oncle” as her heir, returned to “Pons de Châtillon les meubles que son mary père dudit Pons lui avoit donnés[1018]m as his second wife, PONS de Châtillon, son of --- (-before Nov 1309). 

2.         GUY de Rochechouart (-after Jan 1304).  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, bequeathed the "châteaux de Pérusse et de Salanhac...sauf...rente...[qu’]il avoit donnée à P. d’Analhac chevalier pour le dot d’Agnez sa fille femme dudit chevalier" to "Guy son fils chevalier"[1019]"Guy et Simon de Rochechouart frères et chevaliers, fils de feu Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" divided territories with "Aimery de Rochechouart damoiseau, fils de feu Aimery leur frère et petit-fils dudit feu vicomte" by charter dated Nov 1291, whereby Guy acquired “le château de Tonnay-Charente à la charge de...rente envers Geoffroy de Maurienne damoiseau, mary de dam Aliénor de Rochechouart leur sœur et tante[1020]"Noble homme, messire Aymery vicomte de Rochechouart, chevalier" reached agreement with "Jeanne de Rochechouart sa sœur" concerning the succession of "feu messire Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart leur ayeul", including a future pension after the death of "Jeanne de Vivonne leur mère", on the advice of "Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges seigneur de Saint-Auvent, Guy de Rochechouart seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, et Simon de Rochechouart seigneur de Saint-Laurent, chevaliers, leur oncle", by charter dated mid-Jan 1304[1021]m (contract 28 Apr 1264) SIBYLLE de Vivonne, daughter of GUILLAUME de Vivonne "de Fortibus" & his wife Matilda de Ferrers ([1252/53]-after 2 Jul 1306).  Henry III King of England granted, 2 Aug 1259, "the wardship of the lands late of William de Fortibus" to "Ingram de Percy, Peter de Chauuvent and Imbert de Muntferaunt" and the marriages of the deceased’s four daughters, to Imbert the marriage of "one of the remaining two as he shall choose", and to "Laurence son of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro…the marriage of the remaining one"[1022]"Messire Simon de Rochechouart, doyen de Saint-Antregil du château de Bourges" notified the marriage contract of "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son neveu" and "noble dame Matilde veuve de noble homme messire Guillaume le Fort" and the agreement for "des deux fils du dit vicomte" to marry "les deux filles de ladite dame veuve", with "Aimery fils aîné" marrying "la fille aînée...[avec] son manoir de Carlion" and "Guy autre fils du dit vicomte" marrying "la seconde fille [avec] la terre de Mortemar", by charter dated "du lundi après la Saint-Georges 1264", which also records that "les dits deux fils du vicomte" would inherit two thirds of their father’s inheritance, the remaining one third to be divided between "ses autres filles et fils"[1023]Her parentage is confirmed by the Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 which include a record that "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl" warranted "Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus" relating to land in "Corfton"[1024]Her marriage is confimed by a petition to the king dated to [1281] by "Peter de St Hillare" relating to land at Corston, Somerset which names "Aunsel de Gunney, Sibyl wife of Aunsel de Gunney, Reginald father of Aunsel de Gunney, Joan wife of Reginald de Gunney, Guy de Rochicheward, Sibyl wife of Guy de Rochicheward, John de Beauchamp, Cecily wife of John de Beauchamp, Fulk de Archiake, Mabel wife of Fulk de Archiake, William de Forz"[1025].  Guy & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUY de Rochechouart (-after 8 Apr 1295).  “Jeanne de Rochechouart fille de feu Aimery de Rochechouart” donated all her property to Guyart de Rochechouart varlet son cousin fils de messire Guy de Rochechouart son oncle chevalier seigneur de Tonnay-Charente”, with reversion “à son dit oncle si son dit cousin mouroit sans hoirs”, by charter dated 8 Apr 1295[1026]

b)         GUILLAUME de Rochechouart (-before 19 Mar 1339).  Guillaume de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Tonnay-Charente” confirmed payment by "Foucaud de Rochechouart évêque de Noyon et feu Simon vicomte de Rochechouart frère dudit Foucaud ses oncles", for himself and for "feu Guy de Rochechouart son père chevalier seigneur de Tonnay-Charente", of a sum due to "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son ayeul et père de sondit père" in return for "son hébergement de Forcigny près de Vivonne venant du chef de sa mère" transferred to “audit...Foucaud tant pour luy que pour Jean de Rochechouart fils et héritier dudit Simon” by charter dated 23 Apr 1328 in the presence of “dame Agathe de Bauçay sa femme[1027]"Jean de Chauvigny seigneur de Levroux et...Ysabeau de Rochechouart sa femme" claimed "la moitié...de la succession de feu messire Simon vicomte de Rochechouart leur père avec la moitié...de la succession de feu messire Guillaume de Rochechouart seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, fils de feu messire Guy de Rochechouart frère germain dudit vicomte Simon" from "Jean vicomte de Rochechouart frère de ladite dame Ysabeau" by agreement dated 19 Mar 1339 and confirmed 30 Mar 1344[1028]m AGATHE de Bauçay, daughter of ---.  Guillaume de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Tonnay-Charente” issued a charter dated 23 Apr 1328 in the presence of “dame Agathe de Bauçay sa femme[1029]

3.         AGNES de Rochechouart (-before 16 May 1316).  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, bequeathed the "châteaux de Pérusse et de Salanhac...sauf...rente...[qu’]il avoit donnée à P. d’Analhac chevalier pour le dot d’Agnez sa fille femme dudit chevalier" to "Guy son fils chevalier", and to "Agnez...sa fille...le territoire d’Analhac...[et] une part en la châtellenie de Vivonne, à l’encontre que lesdits Aimery et Jeanne ses petits-enfants y ont...en la châtellenie de Rochechouard..." and “les châtels et châtellenies de Tonnay-Charente...sauf...rente que Marguerite sa fille femme d’Arnaud-Bochard de Baudrente chevalier y prend et...[rente] qui y prend aussi Alienor sa fille femme de Geoffroy de Maurienne de Mauritonie...[1030]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the will of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier", dated 16 May 1316, which confirmed "le douaire…à Lore sa femme sur la terre de Saint Laurent; donna la dite terre, après la mort de sa dite femme, à Marguerite d’Analhac sa niece femme d’Eschivat seigneur de Chabanais beau-frère dudit testateur avec reversibilité en cas de mort sans hoirs à Aimery d’Arnhalc frère de ladite Marguerite, à la charge de 50 livres de rente envers Perrin d’Arnalahac son autre frère"[1031]m P --- d’Analhac, son of ---.  Three children: 

a)         AIMERY d’Analhac (-after 16 May 1316).  The testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, ordered that “Perrin d’Arnalhac son neveu (and in default “Jean de Châteauneuf chevalier...”)” should be made a knight to undertake “le voyage d’outre-mer” should he be unable to make the journey himself[1032]

b)         PERRIN d’Analhac (-after 16 May 1316).  The testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, confirmed "le douaire…à Laure sa femme sur la terre de Saint Laurent; donna ladite terre, après la mort de sadite femme, à Marguerite d’Analhac sa niece femme d’Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois avec reversibilité en cas de mort sans hoirs à Aimery d’Arnalhac frère de ladite Marguerite, à la charge de 50 livres de rente envers Perrin d’Arnalhac son frère"[1033]

c)         MARGUERITE d’Analhac (-after 16 May 1316)The testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, confirmed "le douaire…à Laure sa femme sur la terre de Saint Laurent; donna ladite terre, après la mort de sadite femme, à Marguerite d’Analhac sa niece femme d’Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois avec reversibilité en cas de mort sans hoirs à Aimery d’Arnalhac frère de ladite Marguerite, à la charge de 50 livres de rente envers Perrin d’Arnalhac son frère" and appointed as "tutrice à ses enfants la dame Laure sa femme, et si elle se remarioit…sondit frère…à son défaut le susdit Eschivat son beau-frère et à son défaut messire Ithier de Cosnac"[1034]m ESCHIVAT de Chabanais, son of AIMERY “de la Roche” & his wife Alix de Châteauneuf (-before Apr 1328). 

4.         MARGUERITE de Rochechouart (-after Jun 1283).  A charter dated 2 Feb 1272 confirms the emancipation by “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” of “Marguerite sa fille” and his grant to her “en faveur de son mariage avec Arnaud Bochart damoiseau...rente...sur les biens de feue dame Jeanne sa femme mère de la dite Marguerite” by charter dated 5 Apr 1260, witnessed by “Simon de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges...Guy de Rochechouart archidiacre de Combrailles, en l’église de Limoges...Eschivat comte de Bigorre, Guy et Aimery de la Roche frères...Guillaume de Rochechouart...[1035]The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, bequeathed to "Agnez...sa fille...les châtels et châtellenies de Tonnay-Charente...sauf...rente que Marguerite sa fille femme d’Arnaud-Bochard de Baudrente chevalier y prend et...[rente] qui y prend aussi Alienor sa fille femme de Geoffroy de Maurienne de Mauritonie...[1036]m ARNAUD Bochard de Baudrente, son of ---. 

5.         ELEONORE de Rochechouart (-after 1291).  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, bequeathed to "Agnez...sa fille...les châtels et châtellenies de Tonnay-Charente...sauf...rente que Marguerite sa fille femme d’Arnaud-Bochard de Baudrente chevalier y prend et...[rente] qui y prend aussi Alienor sa fille femme de Geoffroy de Maurienne de Mauritonie...[1037]"Guy et Simon de Rochechouart frères et chevaliers, fils de feu Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" divided territories with "Aimery de Rochechouart damoiseau, fils de feu Aimery leur frère et petit-fils dudit feu vicomte" by charter dated Nov 1291, whereby Guy acquired “le château de Tonnay-Charente à la charge de...rente envers Geoffroy de Maurienne damoiseau, mary de dam Aliénor de Rochechouart leur sœur et tante[1038]m ([before 1283]) GEOFFROY de Maurienne Seigneur de Mauritonie, son of ---. 

6.         ISABELLE de Rochechouart (.after Nov 1291).  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, assigned dowry to "Isabelle sa fille"[1039]"Guy et Simon de Rochechouart frères et chevaliers, fils de feu Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" divided territories with "Aimery de Rochechouart damoiseau, fils de feu Aimery leur frère et petit-fils dudit feu vicomte" by charter dated Nov 1291, whereby Simon acquired “le repaire de Saint-Laurent, à la charge de payer...rente à Isabeau leur sœur[1040]

7.         SIMON de Rochechouart ([1262/63]-[16 May 1316/1318]).  His birth date is estimated from an enquiry dated 1293 which records that "Simon de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Laurent fils de…Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de madame Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" was only one year old when his mother died in childbirth of “Foucaud de Rochechouart son frère”, that at the age of eleven Simon entered the Dominican Order which he left when he was fifteeen years old, that the Pope requested an enquiry at which the witnesses included “Foucaud et Aimery d’Archiac frères chevaliers...[1041]The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, provided for “Simon de Rochechouard son fils qu’il destine à demeurer dans le monde[1042]"Guy et Simon de Rochechouart frères et chevaliers, fils de feu Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" divided territories with "Aimery de Rochechouart damoiseau, fils de feu Aimery leur frère et petit-fils dudit feu vicomte" by charter dated Nov 1291, whereby Simon acquired “le repaire de Saint-Laurent, à la charge de payer...rente à Isabeau leur sœur[1043]Vicomte de RochechouartThe testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, chose his burial "en l’église des Dominicains de Saint-Junien", made bequests to “Marguerite fille de Pierre de Salhac damoiseau”, ordered that “Perrin d’Arnalhac son neveu (and in default “Jean de Châteauneuf chevalier...”)” should be made a knight to undertake “le voyage d’outre-mer” should he be unable to make the journey himself, appointed "Jean de Rochechouart son fils” as his heir, provided for “Elizabeth sa fille" and requested that "Jehanne son autre fille fût religieuse…[pas] avant que ledit Jean n’eût attaint l’âge de huit ans et ladite Isabelle...dix ans", transferred "audit Jean son fils la donation que Jeanne de Rochechouart sa niece lui avoit faite de 100 livres de rente sur Tonnay-Charente", confirmed "le douaire…à Laure sa femme sur la terre de Saint Laurent; donna ladite terre, après la mort de sadite femme, à Marguerite d’Analhac sa niece femme d’Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois avec reversibilité en cas de mort sans hoirs à Aimery d’Arnalhac frère de ladite Marguerite, à la charge de 50 livres de rente envers Perrin d’Arnalhac son frère", substitutes "à ses enfants son héritier universel Foucaud de Rochechouart son frère doyen de Bourges…", and appointed as "tutrice à ses enfants la dame Laure sa femme, et si elle se remarioit…sondit frère…à son défaut le susdit Eschivat son beau-frère et à son défaut messire Ithier de Cosnac"[1044]m (contract 11 Dec 1304) LORE de Chabanais, daughter of AIMERY de Rochechouart & his wife --- de Châteauneuf (-after 1 Sep 1356).  "Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanès, comme tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu" contracted the marriage of "sa nièce Lore avec Simon de Rochechouart chevalier, seigneur de Saint-Laurent, avec les dispenses de parenté, lesquelles seraient obtenues du Pape" dated "le vendredy après Saint-Nicolas d’hyver 1304", which also records that "Messire Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges donna audit Simon son frère cent livres de rente..." and "la dite dame vicomtesse fait mention de son testament et de ses enfants Aimery et Jean"[1045]An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the marriages in 1284 of "Lora filia Echivati de Cabanasio" and "R vicecomiti Turenne" and of "filius primogenitus dicti Raymundi" and "filiam dicte Lore"[1046]"Lore de Chabanès veuve de Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier" donated "la terre et fief de Chalhac avec le fief de Saliac" to "Isabelle de Rochechouart sa fille, messire Foucaud de Rochechouart évêque de Noyon, son tuteur, acceptant pour elle", by charter dated "du vendredi après Pâques 1327"[1047]Simon & his wife had three children: 

a)         ISABELLE de Rochechouart (after 1306-after 30 Mar 1344).  The testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, provided for “Elizabeth sa fille" and requested that "Jehanne son autre fille fût religieuse…[pas] avant que ledit Jean n’eût attaint l’âge de huit ans et ladite Isabelle...dix ans"[1048]"Lore de Chabanès veuve de Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier" donated "la terre et fief de Chalhac avec le fief de Saliac" to "Isabelle de Rochechouart sa fille, messire Foucaud de Rochechouart évêque de Noyon, son tuteur, acceptant pour elle", by charter dated "du vendredi après Pâques 1327"[1049]"Noble damoiselle Ysabelle de Rochechouart, fille de feu Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier, âgée de plus de 12 ans mais mineure de vint-cinq ans" renounced her rights to specifed revenue and future rights in "la succession de messire Foucaud de Rochechouart à présent évêque de Noyon et auparavant doyen de Bourges" and "à la terre et fief de Saliac à elle donnée par noble dame Lore de Chabanois sa mère" in favour of "Jean vicomte de Rochechouart son frère", reserving to herself what may come to her "de la succession de la noble dame de Chateauneuf son ayeule et de feu Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois chevalier son oncle", by charter dated Easter 1328, witnessed by "Foucaud de Chabanois damoiseau, Hélie de Pont..."[1050]A charter dated "le lundy après Saint-Luc 1343" records that "André de Chauvigny prieur de Saint-Ursin de Bourges...Jean de Chauvigny seigneur de Levroux...Isabelle sa femme...“ were accused of theft from "Foucaud de Rochechouart archevêque de Bourges" on his deathbed[1051]"Jean de Chauvigny seigneur de Levroux et...Ysabeau de Rochechouart sa femme" claimed "la moitié...de la succession de feu messire Simon vicomte de Rochechouart leur père avec la moitié...de la succession de feu messire Guillaume de Rochechouart seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, fils de feu messire Guy de Rochechouart frère germain dudit vicomte Simon" from "Jean vicomte de Rochechouart frère de ladite dame Ysabeau" by agreement dated 19 Mar 1339 and confirmed 30 Mar 1344[1052]m (before 19 Mar 1339) JEAN de Chauvigny Seigneur de Levroux, son of ---. 

b)         JEAN [I] de Rochechouart (after 1308-killed in battle Poitiers 19 Sep 1356, bur Jacobins de Poitiers)The testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, appointed "Jean de Rochechouart son fils” as his heir and transferred "audit Jean son fils la donation que Jeanne de Rochechouart sa niece lui avoit faite de 100 livres de rente sur Tonnay-Charente"[1053]m (contract 11 Apr 1336) JEANNE de Sully, daughter of HENRI [IV] Seigneur de Sully & his wife Jeanne de Vendôme (-1385).  The marriage contract between "Jean de Soliaco...Jehanne de Sully sa sœur" and "Jean vicomte de Rochechouart neveu [de]...Foucaud archevêque de Bourges" is dated "le jeudy après Quasimodo 1336"[1054]

-        VICOMTES de ROCHECHOUART[1055]

c)         JEANNE de RochechouartThe testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, requested that "Jehanne son autre fille fût religieuse…[pas] avant que ledit Jean n’eût attaint l’âge de huit ans et ladite Isabelle...dix ans"[1056]

8.         FOUCAUD de Rochechouart ([1/7] Jan 1264-7 Aug 1343, bur Bourges Cathedral).  His birth date is confirmed from an enquiry dated 1293 which records that "Simon de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Laurent fils de…Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de madame Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" was only one year old when his mother died in childbirth of “Foucaud de Rochechouart son frère[1057]The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, confirmed the donation of “Saint-Auvent à Foucaud son fils” made by “feu messire Simon de Rochechouard archevêque de Bordeaux son oncle[1058]"Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges" granted "l’usufruit de sa terre de Saint-Auvent" to "Simon de Rochechouart son frère" by charter dated 29 Aug 1302[1059].  "Noble homme, messire Aymery vicomte de Rochechouart, chevalier" reached agreement with "Jeanne de Rochechouart sa sœur" concerning the succession of "feu messire Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart leur ayeul", including a future pension after the death of "Jeanne de Vivonne leur mère", on the advice of "Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges seigneur de Saint-Auvent, Guy de Rochechouart seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, et Simon de Rochechouart seigneur de Saint-Laurent, chevaliers, leur oncle", by charter dated mid-Jan 1304[1060]"Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanais, comme tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu" contracted for the marriage of "sa nièce Lore avec Simon de Rochechouart chevalier, seigneur de Saint-Laurent, avec les dispenses de parenté, lesquelles seraient obtenues du Pape" by contract dated "le vendredi après Saint-Nicolas d’hyver 1304", which also records that "Messire Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges donna au dit Simon son frère cent livres de rentes"[1061].  Bishop of Noyon 1318.  Archbishop of Bourges 1330.  A charter dated "le lundy après Saint-Luc 1343" records that "André de Chauvigny prieur de Saint-Ursin de Bourges...Jean de Chauvigny seigneur de Levroux...Isabelle sa femme...“ were accused of theft from "Foucaud de Rochechouart archevêque de Bourges" on his deathbed[1062]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    VICOMTES de SAINT-CIRCQ

 

 

1.         ODALRIC de Saint-Circq (-946)Vicomte de Saint-Circq"Gozbertus et uxor mea Ricburgis" donated property "ecclesia S. Dionisii" for the souls of "patris nostri Rotberti, seu fratrum nostrorum Bosoni et Ademari, nec non etiam Odolrici seu et Rotberti et…nepotum nostrorum Bosonis verum etiam Johannis" by charter dated [943/948], subscribed by "Bosoni vicecomitis"[1063]m FARELDIS de Turenne, daughter of ROBERT Comte de Turenne & his wife --- (-before [946]).  A manuscript genealogy of "Ademari vicecomitis Scalarum" names "Deda abbatissa Sanctæ Mariæ de Regula…et Fareldis uxor Odolrici vicecomitis de Sancto Cirico" as sisters of "domni Ademari vicecomitis"[1064].  A charter dated to [946] recalls donations by "domni Ademari vicecomitis…[et] Fareldis"[1065]Odalric & his wife had two children: 

a)         BOSON de Saint-Circq .  The Genealogia Ademari Vicecomitis Salarum in the cartulary of Tulle St Martin names "Fareldis uxor Odolrici vicecomitis de Sancto Cirico et Boso vicecomes filius eorum et nepos domni nostri Ademari", undated[1066].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Boso vicecomes de Sancto Cirico" dated Apr 946 made "pro anima patris mei Odolrici et matris meæ Farilde et avunculi mei Ademari vicecomitis"[1067]

b)         JEAN [de Saint-Circq] .  He may have been "nepotum nostrorum Bosonis…verum etiam Johannis" named in the charter of "Gozbertus et uxor mea Ricburgis" dated [943/948], subscribed by "Bosoni vicecomitis"[1068]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME (-after 1104).  Vicomte de Saint-Circq.  A charter dated 2 Jul 1104 notes a land dispute and names "Guillelmus vicecomes Sancti Cirici", witnessed by "Guillelmus vicecomes et filius eius Ademarus"[1069]m ---.  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADEMAR (-after 1104).  A charter dated 2 Jul 1104 notes a land dispute and names "Guillelmus vicecomes Sancti Cirici", witnessed by "Guillelmus vicecomes et filius eius Ademarus"[1070]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  VICOMTES de SEGUR

 

 

 

1.         FOUCHER (-after 1048)A manuscript history of Uzerche monastery records that Turpion Bishop of Limoges divided properties at Uzerche, previously donated, between "dominum Seguris castri Vicecomitis Lemovicensis et Vicecomitis Combornensis"[1071]Vicomte de Ségur"Geraldo abbati...Solemniacensis" granted property “in Lemovicino in vicaria Cambolllivensi in villa...Olonziacus”, with the consent of “Fulcherio Vicecomite”, by charter dated to [940/50][1072].  "Adacius abbas...Tutelensis monasterii sancti Martini" granted “in Lemovicino in vicaria Cursiacensi ecclesiam...de Porcaria” to “Fulchardo vicecomite de Segur” by charter dated Sep 948[1073].  Fage suggests that he was Foucher de Limoges, son of Hildebert Vicomte de Limoges & his first wife Adaltrude ---: he states that “à la mort d’Aldebert, son second fils Foucher...conserva seulement la seigneurie de Ségur qu’il avait receuillie dans la succession paternelle[1074].  However, as can be seen from the 920 charter quoted above, the evidence that Hildebert had a son named Foucher is not conclusive.  In support of his argument, Fage also quotes three manuscript versions of the chanson de Gérald de Roussillon which name “e viscoms de Limoges...Girau” (presumably identifiable as Gérard Vicomte de Limoges, son of Vicomte Hildegaire) and state, respectively, that he was “...filz Audoin e neis Fouchau”, “filhs Andevi e nebs Folquau” and “nies Audoin et nies Folquau[1075].  Fage suggests that “Fouchau/Folquau” indicates Foucher Vicomte de Ségur, while glossing over the difficulty of identifying “Audoin/Andevi” with Vicomte Hildegaire.  Dated to the 12th/13th centuries, the chansons de geste are noted more for their literary invention than historical accuracy, akin to the present-day genre of the historical novel, although their historical backdrop is generally broadly correct.  They constitute a difficult source on which to rely for precise details of family relationships and, as can be seen above, in any case the texts under consideration provide two alternatives.  In addition, it is likely that the word “neis/nebs” is as imprecise as “nepos” in Latin, covering both nephew and grandson.  The complication in the present case is introduced by the possible existence at the end of the 9th century of Foucher Vicomte de Limoges (see above), which introduces the possibility that the chanson does not refer to the vicomte de Ségur at all but intends to highlight indistinct family relationships between Vicomte Gérard and supposed earlier vicomtes de Limoges.  The existence of some family relationship between the vicomtes de Limoges and the vicomtes de Ségur is confirmed by the 11th century charter under which "Ademarus vicecomes et Geraldus vicecomes consanguineus meus" donated “unum mansum...a Meseirac in vicaria Usercensi” to Uzerche[1076]Baluze identifies the donors as Adémar Vicomte de Ségur and Géraud Vicomte de Limoges, suggesting that they were first cousins, sons of two brothers[1077].  However, the order of the names of the donors in the document suggests that Adémar was the senior of the two, whereas he would have been junior to Vicomte Gérard if he had been the son of Foucher, younger son of Vicomte Hildegaire.  Another possibility is that the relationship between the two families was through the female line, either through Gérard’s mother or one of his grandmothers.  The fact that the supposed granddaughter of Vicomte Foucher married the son of Vicomte Gérard suggests that the relationship may have been a more distant one, as the marriage of second cousins at that time would have been unusual.  Settipani suggests yet another possibility: that Vicomte Foucher was the nephew of Vicomte Hildegaire[1078]

 

2.         ADEMAR de Ségur (after 987).  No primary source has been identified which names Adémar as the son of Foucher Vicomte de Ségur, but this affiliation appears to be a likely possibility.  "Ademarus vicecomes et Geraldus vicecomes consanguineus meus" donated “unum mansum...a Meseirac in vicaria Usercensi” to Uzerche by charter dated to the 11th century[1079]Baluze identifies the donors as Adémar Vicomte de Ségur and Géraud Vicomte de Limoges, suggesting that they were first cousins, sons of two brothers[1080]Vicomte de SégurA manuscript history of Uzerche monastery records that "Ebolus episcopus" succeeded Turpion as bishop of Limoges and names “Abderami Vicecomitis Seguris[1081]950/77.  [A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records a dispute between “vicecomes Ebles de Thoarcio” and “Ademaro in Lemovicensi pago”, dating it to “defuncto Hildegario vicecomite[1082].  Fage points out that Lasteyrie has dated this conflict to 963, and suggests that Vicomte Hildegaire’s death should be dated to shortly before this date[1083].  As discussed more fully under Hildegaire Vicomte de Limoges, in the chapter dealing with the vicomtes de Limoges, this “fragmentary chronicle” forms part of a series of documents which was apparently fabricated in the early 17th century.]  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche and names "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…vicecomes Lemovicensis Ademarus et uxor sua Melissendis", adding that after the death of "predictus Ademarus…gener ipsius Guido" married "filia ipsius…Emma", by charter dated to [970/86][1084].  m MELISENDE, daughter of --- (-11 Jul [1001]).  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche and names "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…vicecomes Lemovicensis Ademarus et uxor sua Melissendis", adding that after the death of "predictus Ademarus…gener ipsius Guido" married "filia ipsius…Emma", by charter dated to [970/86][1085]Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1025 in which "Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, for the souls of "…Ademari vicecomitis patris uxoris meæ et matris eius Milissendis"[1086].  "Milisindis" donated "villam…ad Milium" to Uzerche, for the soul of "senioris mei Ademari", by charter dated Apr 1001, signed by "Ilduini episcopi, Guidoni honorabili, Emme uxoris eius"[1087]Adémar & his wife had one child: 

a)         EMMA de Ségur ([965]-soon after 1025)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Emma" as wife of "Guido"[1088].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1025 under which "Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, for the souls of "Geraldi patris mei, ac matris meæ Rotildis…Ademari vicecomitis patris uxoris meæ et matris eius Milissendis", with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…"[1089].  Heiress of Ségur.  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "fratris mei Guidonis ac conjugis eius Emmæ", and names "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…vicecomes Lemovicensis Ademarus et uxor sua Melissendis", adding that after the death of "predictus Ademarus…gener ipsius Guido" married "filia ipsius…Emma", by charter dated to [970/86][1090].  "Milisindis" donated "villam…ad Milium" to Uzerche, for the soul of "senioris mei Ademari", by charter dated Apr 1001, signed by "Ilduini episcopi, Guidoni honorabili, Emme uxoris eius"[1091]"Emma vicecomitissa Lemovicæ" was kidnapped by Vikings, 30 Jun ----, while making a pilgrimage to the Abbey of Saint-Michel-en-Lherm and held captive overseas for three years, despite payment of a large ransom from the abbey's treasure.  She was eventually released following the intervention of Richard II Duke of Normandy[1092].  "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ", by charter dated Aug 1019[1093]m GUY [I] Vicomte de Limoges, son of GERAUD Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Rothilde [de Brosse] (-Limoges 27 Oct 1025, bur Limoges Saint-Martial). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  COMTES et VICOMTES de TURENNE

 

 

 

A.      COMTES et VICOMTES de TURENNE

 

 

RAOUL, son of --- (-843, bur abbey of Saint-Geniez de Savarzac)The Introduction of the Cartulaire de Beaulieu en Limousin states that Raoul Comte [de Quercy] was related to Wicfred Comte de Bourges, but does not give further details of the precise relationship[1094]Comte [de Quercy].  He founded the abbey of Saint-Geniez de Savarzac in 823.  "Rodulfus comes et coniux mea Aiga, filio nostro Rodulfo" donated property by charter dated Nov 823 which also names "filiæ nostræ Emenanæ" quam Deo ad sanctimonialium habitum tradimus"[1095]"Pipinus…Aquitaniæ rex" granted property "in orbe Lemovicensi in pago Asnacense" to "fidelum nostrum Rodulfum"[1096]

m AIGA, daughter of ---.  "Rodulfus comes et coniux mea Aiga, filio nostro Rodulfo" donated property by charter dated Nov 823 which also names "filiæ nostræ Emenanæ" quam Deo ad sanctimonialium habitum tradimus"[1097]"Aigane uxore sua [Rodulfi comitis]" donated property to "ecclesiam S Genesii" with the consent of "prole mea sive Radulfo archiepiscopo…Godafredo comite…Rutberto, Landrico et Immone" by charter dated Feb 844, specifying that it was written "in anno primo obitus…Rodulfi iam dicti"[1098].  "Rodolfus…episcopus" names "genetrix mea Aiga" in his testament dated Mar 856[1099]

Comte Raoul & his wife had six children: 

1.         RAOUL (-21 Jun 866, bur Bourges Cathedral)"Aigane uxore sua [Rodulfi comitis]" donated property to "ecclesiam S Genesii" with the consent of "prole mea sive Radulfo archiepiscopo…Godafredo comite…Rutberto, Landrico et Immone" by charter dated Feb 844[1100]Monk at Solignac 823.  Archbishop of Bourges 839/40.  Abbé de Fleury-sur-Lir.  He founded the abbey of Beaulieu en Limousin in [855].  "Rodulfus Biturigensis ecclesiæ episcopus" left a testament dated Nov 860, subscribed by "Aygæ…Godefredus, Landricus, Immo, Raimondo comite…"[1101]

2.         GODEFROI [I] (-after Oct 866).  "Aigane uxore sua [Rodulfi comitis]" donated property to "ecclesiam S Genesii" with the consent of "prole mea sive Radulfo archiepiscopo…Godafredo comite…Rutberto, Landrico et Immone" by charter dated Feb 844[1102]He succeeded his father as Comte [de Quercy] in 843.  The county of Quercy was confiscated by the Comte de Toulouse in 852[1103]"Rodolfus…episcopus" names "Gotafredo germano meo" in his donation of property by charter dated May 859[1104].  "Godofredus comes" left a testament dated Oct 866 which names "uxore mea Gerberga et filiis meis Godofredo et Rodulfo"[1105]m GERBERGE, daughter of --- (-after Jul 878).  "Gotafredus et uxor mea Gerberga" transferred property "Cundadus" to "filio nostro Gotafredo" by charter dated Nov 865[1106]"Godofredus comes" left a testament dated Oct 866 which names "uxore mea Gerberga et filiis meis Godofredo et Rodulfo"[1107]Comte Godefroi & his wife had three children:

a)         GODEFROI [II] (-after 898).  "Godofredus comes" left a testament dated Oct 866 which names "uxore mea Gerberga et filiis meis Godofredo et Rodulfo"[1108]He succeeded his father in [866] as Comte [de Turenne].  "Gauzfridus filius quondam Gotafridi comitis" donated property "in pago Caturcino…in Bellusmons ecclesiam meam…S Cirici" with the consent of "Gerberga matre mea et Gotafrido fratre meo" by charter dated Jul 878[1109]m GODILA, daughter of --- (-after 898).  "Gotafredus et uxor mea Godila" donated property "Cundadus…in pago Caturcino" by charter dated Nov 898, subscribed by "Ademari comitis"[1110]Godefroi & his wife had [three possible children]:

i)          [ROBERT de Turenne (-after 932).  Described as great grandson of Raoul[1111]Comte de Turenne.  [887]/932.] 

-         see below

ii)         [GODELINDE The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m RANULFE [I] Vicomte d'Aubusson, son of ---.  [940].] 

iii)        [GILBERGANEThe primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame d'Ussac.  930/49.  m FROTOIRE ---.] 

b)         RAOUL (-after 866).  "Godofredus comes" left a testament dated Oct 866 which names "uxore mea Gerberga et filiis meis Godofredo et Rodulfo"[1112]

c)         GEOFFROY (-after Jul 878).  "Gauzfridus filius quondam Gotafridi comitis" donated property "in pago Caturcino…in Bellusmons ecclesiam meam…S Cirici" with the consent of "Gerberga matre mea et Gotafrido fratre meo" by charter dated Jul 878[1113]

3.         ROBERT (-before 860).  "Aigane uxore sua [Rodulfi comitis]" donated property to "ecclesiam S Genesii" with the consent of "prole mea sive Radulfo archiepiscopo…Godafredo comite…Rutberto, Landrico et Immone" by charter dated Feb 844[1114].  "Rodolfus…Biturigensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property "in pago Limovicino…villam Biliacus" for the soul of "fratris mei Rotberti et uxoris suæ Rotrudis" by charter dated Jul 860[1115]m ROTRUDE, daughter of --- (-[Apr/Jul] 860).  "Rottrudis fœmina" donated property "in pago Lemovicino…villa Biliaco" for the soul of "viri mei Rotberti et…filiorum meorum Drogoni et Rotberti" by charter dated Apr 860, subscribed by "Rodulfi episcopi"[1116].  Robert & his wife had two children: 

a)         ROBERT"Rottrudis fœmina" donated property "in pago Lemovicino…villa Biliaco" for the soul of "viri mei Rotberti et…filiorum meorum Drogoni et Rotberti" by charter dated Apr 860, subscribed by "Rodulfi episcopi"[1117]

b)         DROGON"Rottrudis fœmina" donated property "in pago Lemovicino…villa Biliaco" for the soul of "viri mei Rotberti et…filiorum meorum Drogoni et Rotberti" by charter dated Apr 860, subscribed by "Rodulfi episcopi"[1118]

4.         LANDRY (-killed in battle Rancogne 14 Jun 866).  "Aigane uxore sua [Rodulfi comitis]" donated property to "ecclesiam S Genesii" with the consent of "prole mea sive Radulfo archiepiscopo…Godafredo comite…Rutberto, Landrico et Immone" by charter dated Feb 844[1119][Comte de Santes 844/45].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records that "Emeno frater eius [Turpio] Engolismæ comes" was wounded fighting "Landrico comite Santonensi"[1120], dated elsewhere to 866. 

5.         IMMON"Aigane uxore sua [Rodulfi comitis]" donated property to "ecclesiam S Genesii" with the consent of "prole mea sive Radulfo archiepiscopo…Godafredo comite…Rutberto, Landrico et Immone" by charter dated Feb 844[1121]844/60.  An undated manuscript included in the Cartulary of Beaulieu which concerns the family of Archbishop Raoul names "Radulfus comes Caturcorum, domna Aigua uxor sua, filii eorum Radulfus clericus, Godafridus comes, Rotbertus, Landricus, Immo"[1122]

6.         IMMENA .  "Rodulfus comes et coniux mea Aiga, filio nostro Rodulfo" donated property by charter dated Nov 823 which also names "filiæ nostræ Emenanæ quam Deo ad sanctimonialium habitum tradimus"[1123]"Aigane uxore sua [Rodulfi comitis]" donated property to "ecclesiam S Genesii" with the consent of "prole mea sive Radulfo archiepiscopo…Godafredo comite…Rutberto, Landrico et Immone" by charter dated Feb 844, which also specifies that her daughter "Immenane" was an abbess[1124]An undated manuscript included in the Cartulary of Beaulieu which concerns the family of Archbishop Raoul names "Radulfus comes Caturcorum, domna Aigua uxor sua, filii eorum Radulfus clericus, Godafridus comes, Rotbertus, Landricus, Immo", and specifies that "sorori suæ [Radulfo clerico] domnæ Immenæ" was a nun at "ecclesiam S Projecti martiris…in Caturcino in loco dicto Blaugurgis" and later "abbatissa S Genesii apud Saraziacum"[1125]

 

 

ROBERT, son of [GODEFROI Comte de Turenne & his wife Godila ---] (-after 932)Comte de Turenne.  [887]/932.  "Rotbertus vetus comes" donated property "in pago Torinense…villam Damiago" by charter dated Sep 932[1126].  "Rotbertus et uxor mea Ermesindis" donated property "villam meam quæ de Odolrico conquistavi…in pago Torinense…villa A Monte Bruallo" for the soul of "patris mei Rainulfi…et genitrice mea Elisabet et…uxoris meæ Blitgardis" by charter dated [927/32][1127]

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

Robert & his wife had six children: 

1.         GAUSBERT de Turenne (-after 946).  Vicomte de Turenne.  A manuscript genealogy of "Ademari vicecomitis Scalarum" names "Gausbertus vicecomes" as brother of "domni Ademari vicecomitis" and names his wife "Ricburgis"[1128].  "Ademarus" donated property by charter dated [930] which names "uxor mea GauzlaGausbertus frater meus…Bernardus filius meus"[1129].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Gauzbertus vicecomes, frater domni Ademari vicecomitis" dated Sep 930[1130].  "Gauzbertus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Lemovicino in vicaria Navensi in villa…Rael" to Tulle Saint-Martin " by charter dated Jul [936], signed by "Ademari vicecomitis fratris sui"[1131]"Gozbertus et uxor mea Ricburgis" donated property "ecclesia S. Dionisii" for the souls of "patris nostri Rotberti, seu fratrum nostrorum Bosoni et Ademari, nec non etiam Odolrici seu et Rotberti et…nepotum nostrorum Bosonis verum etiam Johannis" by charter dated [943/948], subscribed by "Bosoni vicecomitis"[1132]m RICBURGE, daughter of ---.  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Gausbertus vicecomes frater domni Ademari vicecomitis et uxor eius Ricburgis", undated but dated to [936][1133].  She is named in her husband's [943/48] charter. 

2.         BOSON de Turenne .  [922/31].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records the testament of "Ademarus comes…[et] uxor mea Gauzla…Gausbertus frater meus…Bernardus filius meus" dated [922], subscribed by "Gausberti, Bosonis…"[1134]"Gozbertus et uxor mea Ricburgis" donated property "ecclesia S. Dionisii" for the souls of "patris nostri Rotberti, seu fratrum nostrorum Bosoni et Ademari, nec non etiam Odolrici seu et Rotberti et…nepotum nostrorum Bosonis verum etiam Johannis" by charter dated [943/948], subscribed by "Bosoni vicecomitis"[1135]

3.         ADEMAR de Turenne (-945).  "Gozbertus et uxor mea Ricburgis" donated property "ecclesia S. Dionisii" for the souls of "patris nostri Rotberti, seu fratrum nostrorum Bosoni et Ademari, nec non etiam Odolrici seu et Rotberti et…nepotum nostrorum Bosonis verum etiam Johannis" by charter dated [943/948], subscribed by "Bosoni vicecomitis"[1136]Vicomte des Echelles 898/941.  "Ademarus" donated property by charter dated [930] which names "uxor mea GauzlaGausbertus frater meus…Bernardus filius meus"[1137].  "Ademarus et uxor mea Gauzla" made several testaments, of which some are dated [922] and [930/31], donating "castrum nostrum…Scalas" and other property to Tulle Saint-Martin, one of which names "Faucisburge quæ fuit uxor mea", another of which clarifies that "Gauzla" and "Bernardus filius meus" both predeceased Ademar[1138].  Comte du Quercy 935.  "Gauzbertus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Lemovicino in vicaria Navensi in villa…Rael" to Tulle Saint-Martin " by charter dated Jul [936], signed by "Ademari vicecomitis fratris sui"[1139].  A charter dated to [946] recalls donations by "domni Ademari vicecomitis…[et] Fareldis"[1140]m firstly FAUCIBURGE, daughter of ---.  The Genealogia Ademari Vicecomitis Salarum in the cartulary of Tulle St Martin names "Fauciburgis prima uxor domni Ademari", undated[1141].  "Ademarus et uxor mea Gauzla" made several testaments, of which some are dated [922] and [930/31], one of which names "Faucisburge quæ fuit uxor mea"[1142]m secondly GAUSLA, daughter of ---.  [927/31].  "Ademarus" donated property by charter dated [930] which names "uxor mea GauzlaGausbertus frater meus…Bernardus filius meus"[1143].  "Ademarus et uxor mea Gauzla" made several testaments, of which some are dated [922] and [930/31], one of which clarifies that "Gauzla" and "Bernardus filius meus" both predeceased Ademar[1144].  Ademar & his first wife had one child:

a)         FAUCIBURGE de Turenne (-after 930).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified, although her unusual name suggests that she was the daughter of Vicomte Adémar by his first wife.  Nun at La Règle 930.  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Deda abbatissa…sorore Ademari vicecomitis" and "Faucisburgis monacha" dated [19/30] Jun 950[1145]

Ademar had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

b)         DONAREL (-after 936).  An undated charter recording donations of "castrum suum Mulcedonum" {Monceaux, canton Argentat} names "Ademarus vicecomes…filium nothum…Donarellum"[1146].  Settipani suggests that Donarel was probably ancestor of the VICTORIA family, on the basis of the undated charter under which "Petrus Victoria filius Donarelli adulterini et uxor mea" donated property to Tulle on enrolling "monachum filium nostrum…Geraldum"[1147]

c)          BERNARD (-after [947/48]).  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records the testament of "Ademarus comes…[et] uxor mea Gauzla…Gausbertus frater meus…Bernardus filius meus" dated [922], subscribed by "Gausberti, Bosonis…"[1148].  "Ademarus" donated property by charter dated [930] which names "uxor mea GauzlaGausbertus frater meus…Bernardus filius meus"[1149].  "Ademarus et uxor mea Gauzla" made several testaments, of which some are dated [922] and [930/31], one of which clarifies that "Gauzla" and "Bernardus filius meus" both predeceased Ademar[1150].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation subscribed by "donno Bernardo Abbate filio Ademari Vicecomitis" dated [947/48][1151]Vicomte de Turenne.  [963/64].  Lay-abbot of Tulle.  m DEDA, daughter of --- (-after 984).  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Deda vicecomitissa" made "pro anima viri mei Bernardi Torennensis vicecomitis et…filii mei Ademari vicecomitis" dated Oct 984[1152].  Vicomte Bernard & his wife had three children: 

i)          ADEMAR (-before 984).  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Deda vicecomitissa" made "pro anima viri mei Bernardi Torennensis vicecomitis et…filii mei Ademari vicecomitis" dated Oct 984[1153]Vicomte de Turennem --- (bur 987 Turenne). 

ii)         SULPICIE .  Her parentage is confirmed by the cartulary of Tulle St Martin which includes an dated charter which records that "Archambaldus de Combor Camba-Putrida…et Ramnulphus Cabridellus" had married "filias huius vicecomitis" which refers to "Bernardum vicecomitem Torenæ" (named in an earlier passage[1154].  "…Archambaldi, Sulpitiæ" witnessed the charter dated Dec 951 under which "Radulfi et Adalaidis uxoris eius" donated their part of property also donated by "Arberti de Chav[ano]"[1155].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Archambaldus vicecomes qui cognominatur camba poirida et uxor sua Sulpicia" dated [969][1156].  m (before Dec 951) ARCHAMBAUD "Jambe-Pourrie" Vicomte de Comborn, son of --- (-999). 

iii)        AINA .  Her parentage is confirmed by the cartulary of Tulle St Martin which includes an dated charter which records that "Archambaldus de Combor Camba-Putrida…et Ramnulphus Cabridellus" had married "filias huius vicecomitis" which refers to "Bernardum vicecomitem Torenæ" (named in an earlier passage[1157].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m RANULFE [II] "Cabridellus" Vicomte d'Aubusson, son of RENAUD [I] Vicomte d'Aubusson & his wife Alsinde --- (-killed in battle before 18 Nov 1031).  984/97.  He disputed the succession to the county of Turenne with his brother-in-law Archambaud Vicomte de Comborn[1158]

4.         ROBERT de Turenne .  927/36.  "Gozbertus et uxor mea Ricburgis" donated property "ecclesia S. Dionisii" for the souls of "patris nostri Rotberti, seu fratrum nostrorum Bosoni et Ademari, nec non etiam Odolrici seu et Rotberti et…nepotum nostrorum Bosonis verum etiam Johannis" by charter dated [943/948], subscribed by "Bosoni vicecomitis"[1159]

5.         DEDA de Turenne .  A manuscript genealogy of "Ademari vicecomitis Scalarum" names "Deda abbatissa Sanctæ Mariæ de Regula…et Fareldis uxor Odolrici vicecomitis de Sancto Cirico" as sisters of "domni Ademari vicecomitis"[1160].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Deda abbatissa…sorore Ademari vicecomitis" and "Faucisburgis monacha" dated [19/30] Jun 950[1161]

6.         FARELDIS de Turenne (-before [946]).  A manuscript genealogy of "Ademari vicecomitis Scalarum" names "Deda abbatissa Sanctæ Mariæ de Regula…et Fareldis uxor Odolrici vicecomitis de Sancto Cirico" as sisters of "domni Ademari vicecomitis"[1162].  A charter dated to [946] recalls donations by "domni Ademari vicecomitis…[et] Fareldis"[1163]m ODALRIC Vicomte de Saint-Circq, son of --- (-946).  "Gozbertus et uxor mea Ricburgis" donated property "ecclesia S. Dionisii" for the souls of "patris nostri Rotberti, seu fratrum nostrorum Bosoni et Ademari, nec non etiam Odolrici seu et Rotberti et…nepotum nostrorum Bosonis verum etiam Johannis" by charter dated [943/948], subscribed by "Bosoni vicecomitis"[1164]

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de TURENNE (COMTES de COMBORN)

 

 

ARCHAMBAUD "Camba-Putrida/Jambe-Pourrie", son of [HUGUES de Rouergue Seigneur de Quercy & his wife ---] (-[1000] or after).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1165], Archambaud Vicomte de Comborn was the possible son of Hugues Seigneur de Quercy, Vicomte de Comborn, presumably based on his succession to his supposed father at Comborn.  "Radulfi, Adalaidis, Eboli episcopi, Eboli fratris eius, Hermenrici, Alduini, Joannis, Geraldi, Bernardi, item Bernardi, Stephani, Arnulfi, Aldiarde, Hermengardis, Archambaldi, Sulpitiæ" witnessed the charter dated Dec 951 under which "Radulfi et Adalaidis uxoris eius" donated their part of property also donated by "Arberti de Chav[ano]"[1166]Vicomte de Comborn 962.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis recounts that "Archambaldus" had his leg crushed when trying to enter "castrum de Torrenna" and that thereafter he was known as "Archambaldus Chamba-Putrida"[1167]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Archambaldus de Combor Camba-Putrida vocitatus" dated [993][1168].  "Archambaldus" donated property to Uzerche, for the souls of "filiorum meorum Eboli et Archambaldi", by charter dated Dec 992[1169]

m (before Dec 951) SULPICIE de Turenne, daughter of BERNARD Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Deda --- (-after 962).  "…Archambaldi, Sulpitiæ" witnessed the charter dated Dec 951 under which "Radulfi et Adalaidis uxoris eius" donated their part of property also donated by "Arberti de Chav[ano]"[1170]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Archambaldus vicecomes qui cognominatur camba poirida et uxor sua Sulpicia" dated [969][1171].  Her parentage is confirmed by the cartulary of Tulle St Martin which includes an dated charter which records that "Archambaldus de Combor Camba-Putrida…et Ramnulphus Cabridellus" had married "filias huius vicecomitis" which refers to "Bernardum vicecomitem Torenæ" (named in an earlier passage[1172]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "sorore Richardi Normannorum Ducis" was the wife of "Archambaldus Chamba-Putrida" and mother of "Ebolum"[1173], but this appears to result from confusion with the wife of Archambaud's son Ebles (see below). 

Vicomte Archambaud & his wife had two children: 

1.         EBLES de Turenne (-after 1030).  "Archambaldus" donated property to Uzerche, for the souls of "filiorum meorum Eboli et Archambaldi", by charter dated Dec 992[1174]He succeeded as Vicomte de Turenne

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2.         ARCHAMBAUD de Turenne (-after Dec 992).  "Archambaldus" donated property to Uzerche, for the souls of "filiorum meorum Eboli et Archambaldi", by charter dated Dec 992[1175]Vicomte de Turenne

 

 

EBLES de Turenne, son of ARCHAMBAUD "Jambe-Pourrie" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Sulpicie de Turenne (-after 1030).  "Archambaldus" donated property to Uzerche, for the souls of "filiorum meorum Eboli et Archambaldi", by charter dated Dec 992[1176]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records the donation of "Ebalus vicecomes filius Arcambaldi Cambaputrida" dated [1021][1177].  He succeeded as Vicomte de Turenne.  "Ebolus vicecomes et Guillelmus et Arcambaldus filii eius, Guido vicecomes, Arcambaldus de Bochiaco, Berlandus et Ramnulfus fratres eius" witnessed the charter dated to [990/1014] under which "Ebolus de Terracio" {Terrasson, Dordogne} donated "silvam d’Espartiniæ" to Uzerche[1178].  "Eboli vicecomitis, Willelmi filii sui, Archambaldi filii sui, Geraldi filii sui" witnessed a charter dated to [1030] under which "Emelde" donated "villæ de Trasmon" to Uzerche[1179].  "Ebolus vicecomes et uxor mea Petronilla" donated "ecclesia…a Belmont" to Uzerche by charter dated 1030, witnessed by "Guillelmus filius eius, Archambaldus filius eius, Ebolus filius eius, Rotbertus filius eius…"[1180]

m firstly (before 1001, divorced) BEATRIX de Normandie, illegitimate daughter of RICHARD I Comte [de Normandie] & his mistress --- (-18 Jan 1035).  Guillaume of Jumièges records that Richard had two daughters “ex concubinis”, but does not name them[1181].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "sorore Richardi Normannorum Ducis" was the wife of "Archambaldus Chamba-Putrida" and mother of "Ebolum"[1182], but this is difficult to sustain chronologically.  The Miracles of Sainte-Foy attribute a miracle to "Lady Beatrice his [Lord Ebalus] wife…soon to lose him through divorce" involving her freeing pilgrims from captivity near Turenne[1183].  The primary source which more clearly confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  She returned to Normandy after her divorce and was appointed Abbess of Montivilliers in [1035][1184]

m secondly PETRONILLE, daughter of --- (-after 1030).  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Ebalus vicecomes nobilis qui fuit filius Arcambaldi senioris et uxor eius Petronilla…de consensus filiorum suorum Arcambaldi et Willelmi", undated[1185]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ebolus" took another wife while his lawful wife was still living, by whom he had "Guillermum et Rotbertum"[1186]"Ebolus vicecomes et uxor mea Petronilla" donated "ecclesia…a Belmont" to Uzerche by charter dated 1030, witnessed by "Guillelmus filius eius, Archambaldus filius eius, Ebolus filius eius, Rotbertus filius eius…"[1187]

Vicomte Ebles & his [first/second] wife had six children: 

1.         GUILLAUME de Turenne (-before 1074).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ebolus" took another wife while his lawful wife was still living, by whom he had "Guillermum et Rotbertum", granting Turenne to Guillaume with the consent of his legitimate son Archambaud.  The same source comments that "others say that Guillaume was born from his lawful wife"[1188]"Ebolus vicecomes et Guillelmus et Arcambaldus filii eius, Guido vicecomes, Arcambaldus de Bochiaco, Berlandus et Ramnulfus fratres eius" witnessed the charter dated to [990/1014] under which "Ebolus de Terracio" {Terrasson, Dordogne} donated "silvam d’Espartiniæ" to Uzerche[1189].  "Ebolus vicecomes et uxor mea Petronilla" donated "ecclesia…a Belmont" to Uzerche by charter dated 1030, witnessed by "Guillelmus filius eius, Archambaldus filius eius, Ebolus filius eius, Rotbertus filius eius…"[1190].  "Eboli vicecomitis, Willelmi filii sui, Archambaldi filii sui, Geraldi filii sui" witnessed a charter dated to [1030] under which "Emelde" donated "villæ de Trasmon" to Uzerche[1191]Vicomte de Turennem ---.  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         BOSON de Turenne (-Jerusalem 1091)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Bosonem" as son of "Guillermum"[1192]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Arcambaldus vicecomes de Comborn" dated May [1085] subscribed by "Ebali vicecomitis de Ventedorn fratris sui, Bernardi Bellimontis fratris sui, Bosoni vicecomitis de Torenna consanguinei sui"[1193]Vicomte de Turenne

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2.         ARCHAMBAUD de Turenne (-Feb ----, before 1038)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Archambaldum" as son of "Ebolus" and his lawful wife, adding that he murdered his half-brother Robert[1194]"Ebolus vicecomes et Guillelmus et Arcambaldus filii eius, Guido vicecomes, Arcambaldus de Bochiaco, Berlandus et Ramnulfus fratres eius" witnessed the charter dated to [990/1014] under which "Ebolus de Terracio" {Terrasson, Dordogne} donated "silvam d’Espartiniæ" to Uzerche[1195]Vicomte de Comborn.  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Ebalus vicecomes nobilis", subscribed by "Arcambaldi filii ipsius Ebali", dated to [1014/22][1196].  "Ebolus vicecomes et uxor mea Petronilla" donated "ecclesia…a Belmont" to Uzerche by charter dated 1030, witnessed by "Guillelmus filius eius, Archambaldus filius eius, Ebolus filius eius, Rotbertus filius eius…"[1197]

-        VICOMTES de COMBORN

3.         EBLES de Turenne (-killed in battle [1030]).  "Archambaldi vicecomitis" claimed a serf from Uzerche by charter dated to [1003/36], signed by "Eboli fratris sui, Rotberti fratris sui, Rotbergæ uxoris eius, Archambaldi filii sui…"[1198].  "Ebolus vicecomes et uxor mea Petronilla" donated "ecclesia…a Belmont" to Uzerche by charter dated 1030, witnessed by "Guillelmus filius eius, Archambaldus filius eius, Ebolus filius eius, Rotbertus filius eius…"[1199]

4.         ROBERT de TurenneThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ebolus" took another wife while his lawful wife was still living, by whom he had "Guillermum et Rotbertum", and that his legitimate son Archambaud murdered Robert[1200]"Archambaldi vicecomitis" claimed a serf from Uzerche by charter dated to [1003/36], signed by "Eboli fratris sui, Rotberti fratris sui, Rotbergæ uxoris eius, Archambaldi filii sui…"[1201].  "Ebolus vicecomes et uxor mea Petronilla" donated "ecclesia…a Belmont" to Uzerche by charter dated 1030, witnessed by "Guillelmus filius eius, Archambaldus filius eius, Ebolus filius eius, Rotbertus filius eius…"[1202]

5.         GERAUD de Turenne .  "Eboli vicecomitis, Willelmi filii sui, Archambaldi filii sui, Geraldi filii sui" witnessed a charter dated to [1030] under which "Emelde" donated "villæ de Trasmon" to Uzerche[1203]

6.         ILDEARDE de TurenneThe primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  "Bernardis Dentis" donated "mansum…a Borziac" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris mei Bernardi et matris mee Ildeardis", by charter dated May 1044, witnessed by "Boso avunculus Bernardi, Geraldus de Preissac, Stephanus frater suus, Rotgerius de Valle"[1204]m BERNARD Dent, son of ---. 

 

 

BOSON de Turenne, son of GUILLAUME Vicomte de Turenne & his wife --- (-Jerusalem 1091)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Bosonem" as son of "Guillermum"[1205]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Arcambaldus vicecomes de Comborn" dated May [1085] subscribed by "Ebali vicecomitis de Ventedorn fratris sui, Bernardi Bellimontis fratris sui, Bosoni vicecomitis de Torenna consanguinei sui"[1206]Vicomte de Turenne.  "Boso vicecomes de Torena cum uxore mea…Comptores" donated "alodium nostrum…inter castrum Torenæ et montem…Vetula Torena" to Uzerche by charter dated 1074[1207]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Boso…vicecomes…in Jerusalem quando obiit" dated 1091[1208]

m firstly CONTORS, daughter of ---.  "Boso vicecomes de Torena cum uxore mea…Comptores" donated "alodium nostrum…inter castrum Torenæ et montem…Vetula Torena" to Uzerche by charter dated 1074[1209]

m secondly  (after 1074) GERBERGE, daughter of --- (-1103, bur Tulle St Martin).  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Boso vicecomes Torenensis castri et uxor mea Guirberga…filium nostrum Ebalum" dated 1091 which also names "filiis nostris Raymondo et Archambaldo"[1210].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Raymundus vicecomes de Torena" made "pro anima matris suæ Guiberganæ que sepulta est apud Tutelam" dated 1103[1211]

Vicomte Boson & his [second] wife had [seven] children: 

1.         RAYMOND de Turenne (-after [1120])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Raymundum et Archambaldum de Ribeyrac et Ebolum Abbatem Tutelensem" as sons of "Boso"[1212]Vicomte de TurenneThe cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Boso vicecomes Torenensis castri et uxor mea Guirberga…filium nostrum Ebalum" dated 1091 which also names "filiis nostris Raymondo et Archambaldo"[1213].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Raymundus vicecomes filius Bosonis et mater eius" dated 1092[1214].  Orderic Vitalis records that "R. Piletus et Raimondus uicecomes", from the army of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, were among those captured Tortosa in 1097[1215] and, in a later passage, that "Raimundus Piletus et Raimundus de Taurina" were present at the siege of Jerusalem[1216]Tuebœuf names "Raimundus vicecomes de Torena" among those present with Raymond "de Saint-Gilles" Comte de Toulouse in 1098[1217]"Arcambaudus vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Baigne by charter dated to [1109/21] which names "Raimundus frater Arcambaudi"[1218].  "Raimundus vicecomes de Torenna" donated property "in parochia Sancti Pantaleonis de Rot" to Uzerche, for the soul "patris mei Bosonis et avi mei Guillelmi", by charter dated to [1120][1219].  "Raimundus de Torenna vicecomes" confirmed the donation to Uzerche by "Bosonis patris sui, Archambaldi et Bernardi vicecomitum" by charter dated 24 Sep [1113/22][1220]A charter dated 1178 records that coms Willelmes d’Alvergne” granted property “à sain Ceré” to “vescomte Raymun de Torena”, recites the later history of the property, and names “...Giralz, que ero fraire al vescomte Ramund...” among those present at a related transaction[1221].  As Vicomte Raymond [II] (vicomte in 1178) had no legitimate brothers (see below), it is likely that this document relates to Raymond [I].  If that is correct, the grantor was Guillaume [VI] Comte d’Auvergne.  m as her first husband, MATHILDE du Perche, daughter of GEOFFROY Comte du Perche & his wife Beatrix de Ramerupt [Roucy] (before 1100-27 May 1143, bur Arnac).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the marriage of "Guidonem",  son of "Gerardus", and "Matilde, matre Bosonis de Torena quæ Arnaco condita est"[1222].  In another passage, the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Raymundus" married "Mathilde…soror Comitis de Pertico"[1223]She married secondly Guy "le Gros" de LastoursThe Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "V Kal Jun" of "Mathildis uxor quondam Raymundi de Torenna" and her burial by "Guidone…Crassus viro suo filio Geraldi de Turribus" at "Arnaco", recording that her son Boson was killed within one month of his mother's death[1224].  The necrology of Saint-Martial records the death “IV Kal Jun” of “Matheldis vicecomitissa[1225].  It is not certain that this entry relates to Mathilde du Perche Vicomtesse de Turenne, but no other vicomtesse of this name has yet been identified in the Limousin area.  Vicomte Raymond & his wife had three children: 

a)         BOSON [II] de Turenne (-killed in battle Saint-Paul la Roche 19 Jun 1143)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Bosonem" as son of "Raymundus" and his wife "Mathilde…soror Comitis de Pertico", adding that Boso was killed "a la Rocha S. Pauli"[1226]He succeeded as Vicomte de Turenne

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b)         MANGNE de Turenne (-after 1172).  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et Aimericus de Gordo mariti duarum sororum Bosonis, Mangnæ et Margaritæ" dated 21 Dec 1143 made "pro anima Bosonis vicecomitis de Torenna qui gladio corruit" on the day of his burial, authorised by "Ebolus vicecomes de Ventedorn et Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn", and made "in manu domni Ebali abbatis Tutellensis patrui ipsius Bosonis"[1227]m AIMERY de Gourdon, son of --- (-[1152/59]). 

c)         MARGUERITE de Turenne (-21 Oct [1186/1202])The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Margarita sorore Bosonis de Torenna" as wife of "Brunicendis filius Ademarus"[1228]Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the cartulary of Tulle St Martin which records a donation by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et Aimericus de Gordo mariti duarum sororum Bosonis, Mangnæ et Margaritæ" dated 21 Dec 1143 made "pro anima Bosonis vicecomitis de Torenna qui gladio corruit" on the day of his burial, authorised by "Ebolus vicecomes de Ventedorn et Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn", and made "in manu domni Ebali abbatis Tutellensis patrui ipsius Bosonis"[1229]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ademaro vicecomite Lemovicensi, sponsam illius Margaretam, sororem Bosonis de Torenna" married "Ebolus Ventadorensis, filius Eboli Cantatoria" after her first husband died, but that the marriage ended after two years because of their consanguinity[1230].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ademaro vicecomite Lemovicensi, sponsam illius Margaretam, sororem Bosonis de Torenna" married thirdly "Guillermus Sector-ferri Comes Engolismensis, multorum pater liberorum"[1231]"Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 1171[1232]The necrology of Saint-Martial records the death “XII Kal Nov” of “Margarita Engolismensis comitissa, mater Ademari vicecomitis” and her donation[1233]m firstly ADEMAR [IV] Vicomte de Limoges, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges (-1148).  m secondly (1148 or after, divorced [1150/51]) as his first wife, EBLES [III] Vicomte de Ventadour, son of EBLES [II] Vicomte de Ventadour & his wife Agnes de Montluçon (-1170, bur Montecassino).  m thirdly ([1150/51]) as his second wife, GUILLAUME VI "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême, son of VULGRIN II Comte d'Angoulême & his first wife Pontia de La Marche (-Messina 7 Aug 1179, bur Messina). 

2.         ARCHAMBAUD de Turenne (-1117).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Raymundum et Archambaldum de Ribeyrac et Ebolum Abbatem Tutelensem" as sons of "Boso"[1234]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Boso vicecomes Torenensis castri et uxor mea Guirberga…filium nostrum Ebalum" dated 1091 which also names "filiis nostris Raymondo et Archambaldo"[1235].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Raymundus vicecomes Torennensis" of property "in manu domni Ebali abbatis fratris mei, quam postea concessit frater meus Arcambaldus vicecomes de Ribairac" dated 11 Mar 1116[1236].  "Arcambaudus vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Baigne by charter dated to [1109/21] which names "Raimundus frater Arcambaudi"[1237].  Vicomte de Ribérac.  "Raymundus vicecomes Torennensis" donated property to the abbey of Tulle naming "domni Ebali abbatis fratris mei…frater meus Arcambaldus vicecomes de Ribairac" by charter dated 11 Mar 1116[1238].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Raimundus vicecomes de Torrenna" made "pro anima fratris sui Arcambaldi" dated 1117[1239]m ---.  The name of Archambaud's wife is not known.  Archambaud & his wife had [one possible child]: 

a)         [RAYMOND de Turenne (-after 1167).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  However, his use of the title Vicomte de Ribérac suggests that he inherited this from his supposed father Archambaud.  In addition, his daughter Raymonde named her second son Archambaud, which suggests that descent from Archambaud de Turenne is likely.  It is unlikely that this Raymond was a younger brother of Boson [II] Vicomte de Turenne in view of the donation made by the latter's two brothers-in-law after his death, in which a surviving brother would presumably have been associated.  Vicomte de Turenne et de Ribérac.  "Raemundus de Ribeirac vicecomes" donated property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, on the advice of "Rudelli comitis", by undated charter dated to [1115/55][1240].  "Raimundus vicecomes de Torena et de Ribairac" donated property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by undated charter dated to [1143/68][1241]"Raimundus vicecomes Turennensis…et…Talairans gener prædicti vicecomitis" donated property in "mansum de las Treilas" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1167[1242].  It appears unlikely that Raymond had any surviving sons as the title Vicomte de Ribérac was later used by the second son of his daughter Raymonde.  m ---.  The name of Raymond's wife is not known.  Raymond & his wife had one child: 

i)          RAYMONDE ([1135/45]-).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1167 under which "Raimundus vicecomes Turennensis…et…Talairans gener prædicti vicecomitis" donated property in "mansum de las Treilas" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1167[1243].  Stroński suggests convincingly that her father was a son of Archambaud de Turenne Vicomte de Ribérac, son of Boson [I] Vicomte de Turenne[1244].  Her birth date range, estimated on the basis of the birth date ranges of her descendants, demonstrates that she could not have been the daughter of Raymond [II] Vicomte de Turenne (who was born posthumously in [1143/44]).  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated to [1180] under which "Helias Talairanz comes Petragoricensis et Raimunda comitissa uxor illius" donated property "loco de Landia" {La Lande, a priory of the abbey of Chancelade} to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, which specifies that the donation was made in "castello de Monpao quod uxor sua Raimonda possidebat"[1245].  This is the château and châtellenie of Montpaon, a name subsequently distorted into Montpont {Montpont-Ménestérol, Dordogne}, which she brought to her husband as dowry.  Her name is stated as Mathilde in Europäische Stammtafeln[1246] which is an error.  m (1167 or before) HELIE [VI] TALAIRAND Comte de Périgord, son of BOSON [IV] Comte de Périgord & his wife Contors --- (-[1211]).

3.         GUILLAUME de Turenne (-1105).  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Raimundus vicecomes de Torenna" made "pro anima fratris sui Willelmi" dated 1105[1247]

4.         [GERARD .  A charter dated 1178 records that coms Willelmes d’Alvergne” granted property “à sain Ceré” to “vescomte Raymun de Torena”, recites the later history of the property, and names “...Giralz, que ero fraire al vescomte Ramund...” among those present at a related transaction[1248].  As Vicomte Raymond [II] (vicomte in 1178) had no legitimate brothers (see below), it is likely that this document relates to Raymond [I].  If that is correct, the grantor was Guillaume [VI] Comte d’Auvergne.] 

5.         EBLES de Turenne (-8 Nov [1148/51], bur Limoges Saint-Marcial).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Raymundum et Archambaldum de Ribeyrac et Ebolum Abbatem Tutelensem" as sons of "Boso", commenting that Ebles was buried "apud S. Martialem Lemovicas"[1249]The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Boso vicecomes Torenensis castri et uxor mea Guirberga…filium nostrum Ebalum" dated 1091 which also names "filiis nostris Raymondo et Archambaldo"[1250].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et Aimericus de Gordo mariti duarum sororum Bosonis, Mangnæ et Margaritæ" dated 21 Dec 1143 made "pro anima Bosonis vicecomitis de Torenna qui gladio corruit" on the day of his burial, authorised by "Ebolus vicecomes de Ventedorn et Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn", and made "in manu domni Ebali abbatis Tutellensis patrui ipsius Bosonis"[1251].  Abbé de Tulle.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "VIII Id Nov" of "abbas Ebolus Tutolensis…frater Raimundi de Torenna et Archambaldi de Ribeyrac, et filius Bosonis", dateable to [1148/51] from the context[1252]

6.         ALPAIS de Turenne .  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Alpaiz uxor comiti d'Ermaniaco…filia Bosonis vicecomitis Torennensis" dated Mar [1113][1253].  Her marriage date is confirmed by the charter dated to [1095] under which "Bernardus iuvenis Armaniacensis comes" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Mont, on the advice of "uxoris mea", although she is unnamed in the document[1254]m ([1095] or before) BERNARD [III] Comte d'Armagnac, son of GERAUD [II] Comte d'Armagnac & his first wife Azivelle de Lomagne (-1110). 

7.         ETIENNETTE de Turenne .  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Stephana de Bellocastro, soror Raymundi vicecomitis de Torena, uxor Ugonis de Bellocastro" on the advice of "Ugonis de Bellocastro viri sui et Willelmi filii sui", undated but dated to [1116][1255]m HUGUES de Belcastel, son of ---. 

 

 

BOSON [II] de Turenne, son of RAYMOND [I] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Mathilde du Perche (-killed in battle Saint-Paul la Roche 19 Jun 1143)The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Bosonem" as son of "Raymundus" and his wife "Mathilde…soror Comitis de Pertico", adding that Boso was killed "a la Rocha S. Pauli"[1256]He succeeded as Vicomte de Turenne.  "Bozo vicecomes de Torena" donated property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by undated charter dated to [1129/43][1257].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et Aimericus de Gordo mariti duarum sororum Bosonis, Mangnæ et Margaritæ" dated 21 Dec 1143 made "pro anima Bosonis vicecomitis de Torenna qui gladio corruit" on the day of his burial, authorised by "Ebolus vicecomes de Ventedorn et Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn", and made "in manu domni Ebali abbatis Tutellensis patrui ipsius Bosonis", recording that Boso was killed "XIII Kal Jul in quodam bello ad Rocam Saim Paul"[1258]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death of Boson during the siege of "castrum Guidonis Flamenc…Roca S. Pauli"[1259]

m EUSTORGIE d'Anduze, daughter of BERNARD d'Anduze d’Alais & his wife --- (.after 1174).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "filia Bernardi de Anduza de Aleth…Eustorgia" as wife of "Boso"[1260]"Eustorgia vicecomitissa de Torenna, quæ conjux fuit Bosonis vicecomitis de Torenna", who was killed, donated "terram et boscum de Masairolas" to Uzerche, for the soul of her husband, by charter dated 1174[1261]

Vicomte Boson [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         RAYMOND [II] "posthumus" ([Oct] 1143-Acre [1191]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the birth of "Eustorgia…ex Bosone…filium Raymundum" four months after his father was killed[1262].  Another passage in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Raymundum" as son of "Boso" and his wife "filia Bernardi de Anduza de Aleth…Eustorgia", commenting that he bought "castrum de Brassac de Vicecomite Guillermo" and acquired "principatum castelli Salagniacensis de Raymundo Comite Tolosano"[1263]Vicomte de Turenne"Raimundus vicecomes de Torenna" granted exemptions from taxes to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 27 Jan 1184[1264]Raymond V Comte de Toulouse confirmed omne dominium quod Bernardus de Castronovo pater vicecomitissæ uxoris tuæ possidet in Castronovo” to “Raymundo vicecomiti Turenæ” by charter dated Oct 1184[1265]A notice in the Cartulary of Beaulieu dated 1190 concerning a dispute between "Raimondus de Turenna" and the abbey of Beaulieu names "Boso filius eius" and is witnessed by "vicecomitissa supradicti R vicecomitis uxore Heliz"[1266].  “Raymundus vicecomes Turenæ...Boso filius meus” swore homage to the bishop of Quercy for “feodo de Brassac”, bought from “Guillelmo vicecomite de Calviniac et Raymundo fratre eius”, by charter dated 1190[1267]Benedict of Peterborough names "vicecomes de Turonia" among those who died at the siege of Acre[1268]m HELIE, daughter of BERNARD de Castelnau & his wife --- (-after 1214).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Helis filia Bernardi de Castelnau" as wife of "Raymundus"[1269]Raymond V Comte de Toulouse confirmed omne dominium quod Bernardus de Castronovo pater vicecomitissæ uxoris tuæ possidet in Castronovo” to “Raymundo vicecomiti Turenæ” by charter dated Oct 1184[1270].  The following document shows that the transfer of the Castlenau properties to Raymond [II] Vicomte de Turenne by-passed the normal inheritance route, as the son of Bernard de Castelnau was excluded from his father’s succession, presumably because of a quarrel with his suzerain the comte de Toulouse: a charter dated 1219 records disputes between “R. Turenæ vicecomes” and “Matfredum de Castronovo” relating to an agreement made between “Bernardus de Castronovo pater prædicti Matfredi” and “domino Raymundo bonæ memoriæ patri prædicti vicecomitis[1271]A notice in the Cartulary of Beaulieu dated 1190 concerning a dispute between "Raimondus de Turenna" and the abbey of Beaulieu names "Boso filius eius" and is witnessed by "vicecomitissa supradicti R vicecomitis uxore Heliz"[1272]"Heliz vicecomitissa Turennensis" made a charter dated 1203[1273].  She became a nun at Obasine.  “Raymundus vicecomes de Turena filius Raymundi vicecomitis” donated property to Obasine, when “mater mea vicecomitissa de Turena, Helis” entered there as a nun, for the soul of “fratris mei Bosonis”, by charter dated 1209[1274].  “Dominus Raymundus vicecomes Turenæ” confirmed a donation to Beaulieu made by “dominus Raymundus pater suus” confirming the donation made by “avus suus B. de Castronovo”, with the consent of “dominæ Heliz vicecomitissæ de Turena matris suæ”, by charter dated 1214[1275].  Vicomte Raymond [II] & his wife had five children: 

a)         BOSON [III] (-[1190/91]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Raymundum…et Bosonem" as children of "Raymundus" and his wife "Helis filia Bernardi de Castelnau", adding that Boson died from burns while he was hostage[1276].  The following two documents, which name Boson without his brother Raymond [III], suggest that Boson was the older brother and heir to their father.  A notice in the Cartulary of Beaulieu dated 1190 concerning a dispute between "Raimondus de Turenna" and the abbey of Beaulieu names "Boso filius eius" and is witnessed by "vicecomitissa supradicti R vicecomitis uxore Heliz"[1277].  “Raymundus vicecomes Turenæ...Boso filius meus” swore homage to the bishop of Quercy for “feodo de Brassac”, bought from “Guillelmo vicecomite de Calviniac et Raymundo fratre eius”, by charter dated 1190[1278].  If it is correct that Boson was his father’s older son, he presumably predeceased his father.  m ---.  The name of Boson’s wife is not known.  A possible indication of her family origin is provided by the name Dauphine given to her supposed younger daughter, a name particularly associated with the Clermont/Auvergne family.  Boson [III] & his wife had [two children]: 

i)          [MARGUERITE (-after 1267).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  It is suggested by the charter dated 1267 quoted below, which indicates that the succession to Turenne was challenged.  This challenge is best explained if Marguerite and her sister Dauphine had a senior claim to the vicomté, as daughters of Boson [III], but were set aside in favour of their paternal uncle Raymond [III] when their father died, being infants at the time.  A late-13th/early 14th century monument names "dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et…domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi…"[1279].  A monumental inscription records the deaths of “dominus Archambaldus vicecomes de Combornio et dominus Bernardus filius eius et dominus Archambaldus filius domini Bernardi et domina Margarita mater dicti domini Archambaldi et dominus Guido filius domini Archambaldi[1280]A decision of the Paris parliament dated 1267 confirmed their inheritance to “la vicomtesse de Comborn et Delphine de Rochafolio sœurs” against “le vicomte de Turenne[1281]m (Aug 1207) BERNARD [II] Vicomte de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [VI] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Guicharde de Beaujeu (-after Aug 1256).] 

ii)         [DAUPHINE (-6 Jun 1270)A decision of the Paris parliament dated 1267 confirmed their inheritance to “la vicomtesse de Comborn et Delphine de Rochafolio sœurs” against “le vicomte de Turenne[1282]m RAYMOND Seigneur de Roquefeuil, son of --- (-after 1219).] 

b)         RAYMOND [III] (-[1219/May 1221]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Raymundum…et Bosonem" as children of "Raymundus" and his wife "Helis filia Bernardi de Castelnau", adding that Raymond was wounded in the head[1283]Vicomte de Turenne

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c)         CONTORS ([1164/70]-).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "filiam Raymundi Vicecomitis de Torenna…Contors" as wife of "Heliam", son of "Archambaldus"[1284]Bertrand de Born refers to "las tres de Torena" whose beauty he celebrated in one of his love poems, dated to winter 1182/83, Stroński identifying them as the three sisters Contors, Marie and Hélie[1285]m (before 1184) HELIE de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [V] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Jordana de Périgord (-[1184/87]). 

d)         MARIE (-after 1221)Bertrand de Born refers to "las tres de Torena" whose beauty he celebrated in one of his love poems, dated to winter 1182/83, Stroński identifying them as the three sisters Contors, Marie and Hélie[1286]The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Maria sorore Raymundi de Torenna" as second wife of "Ebolus"[1287].  A charter dated May 1221 records the settlement of a dispute between “Ebolus vicecomes de Ventodoro et...Margareta [error for Maria?] uxor eius vicecomitissa et...Raymundus et Ebalus filii eorum” and Grandmont monastery, naming “Raymundum vicecomitem de Torena et Raimundum fratrem eius” as guarantors[1288]m (after [1191/95]) as his second wife, EBLES [V] Vicomte de Ventadour, son of EBLES [IV] dit ARCHAMBAUD Vicomte de Ventadour & his wife Sibylle de Faye ([1171/75]-1236 or after). 

e)         HELIE (-after 1214).  Bertrand de Born refers to "las tres de Torena" whose beauty he celebrated in one of his love poems, dated to winter 1182/83, Stroński identifying them as the three sisters Contors, Marie and Hélie[1289]The Chronicle of Pierre des Vaux-de-Cernay records that "soror vicecomitis Torenæ" was the wife of "dominus…castri [Monsfortis]…Bernardus de Causacio" when reporting their cruelty [in 1214][1290].  Raymond Vicomte de Turenne names "B. de Casnac et Heliz uxor eius" in a charter dated 1214 which records that Simon de Montfort had confiscated their property, which was restored to Vicomte Raymond[1291]m BERNARD de Casnac {Beynac-et-Cazenac, arr. Sarlat, Dordogne} Seigneur d'Allac {Aillac, Carlux, arr. Sarlat, Dordogne}, de Montfort {Vitrac, arr. Sarlat, Dordogne} et de Domme, son of --- (-after 1214). 

 

 

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

 

RAYMOND [III] de Turenne, son of RAYMOND [II] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Hélie --- (-[1219/May 1221]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Raymundum…et Bosonem" as children of "Raymundus" and his wife "Helis filia Bernardi de Castelnau", adding that Raymond was wounded in the head[1292]Vicomte de Turenne.  “Raymundus vicecomes de Turena filius Raymundi quondam vicecomitis” confirmed donations made to Obasine by “pater eius et frater vel...avus eorum” by charter dated 1202[1293].  “Raymundus vicecomes de Turena filius Raymundi vicecomitis” donated property to Obasine, when “mater mea vicecomitissa de Turena, Helis” entered there as a nun, for the soul of “fratris mei Bosonis”, by charter dated 1209[1294].  Pedro II King of Aragon confirmed “castrum et villam de Severaco” to “Raymundo de Torena”, just as “Guido de Severac pater uxoris tuæ... [socer quondam meus]”, by charter dated 1211[1295].  “Dominus Raymundus vicecomes Turenæ” confirmed a donation to Beaulieu made by “dominus Raymundus pater suus” confirming the donation made by “avus suus B. de Castronovo”, with the consent of “dominæ Heliz vicecomitissæ de Turena matris suæ”, by charter dated 1214[1296].  “Raymundu