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UPPER lotharingia, nobility

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                COMTES d'ARLON. 7

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN von BIDGAU. 9

A.         GRAFEN von BIDGAU.. 10

B.         HERREN von ESCH (an der SAUER) 14

C.        HERREN von MALBERG.. 21

Chapter 3.                     GRAFEN von BLIESGAU, GRAFEN von BLIESCASTEL, GRAFEN von HÜNEBURG. 35

Chapter 4.                COMTES de CASTRES. 48

Chapter 5.                COMTES de CHARPEIGNE. 52

Chapter 6.                COMTES de CHAUMONT, COMTES de MORTAGNE, COMTES de BRIXEY. 56

A.         COMTES de CHAUMONT, COMTES de MORTAGNE.. 56

B.         COMTES de BRIXEY.. 60

C.        COMTES de SORCY, SEIGNEURS de SORCY.. 66

D.        SEIGNEURS d’ASPREMONT. 71

E.         SEIGNEURS de COMMERCY.. 80

F.         SEIGNEURS de COMMERCY (SAARBRÜCKEN) 87

Chapter 7.                COMTES de GRANDPRE. 89

A.         COMTES de GRANDPRE.. 89

B.         SEIGNEURS de HANS.. 103

Chapter 8.                COMTES d'IVOIS et de WOEVRE. 104

A.         COMTES d’IVOIS et de WOEVRE.. 105

B.         COMTES de CHINY.. 110

C.        COMTES de LONGWY.. 126

Chapter 9.                GRAFEN in MEINFELD. 130

Chapter 10.              COMTES de METZ (GRAFEN von METZ) 133

A.         GRAFEN von METZ (MATFRIEDE) 133

B.         GRAFEN von METZ (FOLMAR) 149

Chapter 11.              GRAFEN im NIEDGAU. 151

Chapter 12.              COMTES d'ORNOIS. 153

Chapter 13.              GRAFEN von SAARBRÜCKEN. 154

A.         EARLY GRAFEN in SAARBRÜCKEN.. 155

B.         GRAFEN im SAARGAU, GRAFEN von SAARBRÜCKEN.. 156

C.        GRAFEN von SAARBRÜCKEN (COMMERCY) 165

Chapter 14.              COMTES de SAULNOIS. 169

Chapter 15.              COMTES de TOUL. 170

A.         COMTES de TOUL. 170

B.         COMTES d'ASTENOIS et de TOUL. 173

C.        COMTES de TOUL (LORRAINE) 178

Chapter 16.              COMTES de VAUDEMONT, COMTES de SAINTOIS. 183

A.         COMTES de SAINTOIS.. 183

B.         COMTES de VAUDEMONT (1) 184

C.        COMTES de VAUDEMONT (2) 194

Chapter 17.              COMTES de VERDUN. 197

A.         COMTES de VERDUN [890]-[960] 197

B.         COMTES de VERDUN [960]-[1020] (FAMILY of WIGERICH) 199

Chapter 18.              GRAFEN von ZWEIBRÚCKEN. 209

Chapter 19.              OTHER UPPER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY. 214

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Lotharingia was an entirely artificial political creation and its name an artificial composition.  Emperor Lothaire I, son of the Carolingian Emperor Louis I "the Pious" became king of Lotharingia under the division of imperial territories agreed by the treaty of Verdun 11 Aug 843.  The newly created kingdom covered a wide strip of land which stretched from the North Sea coast southwards to Italy, and included present-day Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Germany west of the river Rhine, the French provinces of Alsace, Lorraine, Burgundy and Provence, Switzerland and parts of northern Italy, as well as the imperial cities of Aachen, Pavia and Rome.  The kingdom was divided between the sons of Emperor Lothaire after he abdicated in 855, the territory called Lotharingia then being restricted to present-day Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Germany west of the Rhine, the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, and Switzerland.  Lotharingia was further divided between the East and West Frankish kingdoms in 870 following the death without direct male heirs of Lothaire II King of Lotharingia[1].  The 870 treaty sets out an apparently exhaustive list of the administrative entities which were allocated to the brothers Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks, cathedral towns, abbeys and counties.  The boundary between the two parts was marked by the river Maas/Meuse and its tributary the Ourche in the south.  This division proved to be a temporary arrangement, but it set the scene for conflict between France and Germany over Lotharingia which was to last many years.  Lotharingia was in effect integrated into the East Frankish kingdom (Germany) after the death in 900 of Zwentibold, last independent king of Lotharingia, but this was challenged by Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks.  After the deposition of King Charles III in 923, German influence in the territory of Lotharingia predominated.  According to Thietmar of Merseburg, Heinrich I King of Germany secured the release of King Charles from prison and in return was rewarded with "the right hand of St Denis and the entire kingdom of the Lotharingians"[2].  For the rest of the 10th century, the Lotharingian question was a source of bitter dispute with the French kings who constantly attempted to invade Lotharingia to reassert control. 

 

The duchies of Upper and Lower Lotharingia were created in 959 in response to local rebellions and in order to assert greater local control from Germany.  At the outset, it is more accurate to describe the new rulers as "associate" dukes who governed under the central authority of Bruno Duke of Lotharingia (brother of the German king and also archbishop of Köln).  In common with most administrative arrangements concerning Lotharingia, the division between the Upper and Lower duchies was artificial and poorly reflected natural, geographic, national and linguistic boundaries, although Upper Lotharingia corresponded roughly to the ecclesiastical province of Trier and Lower Lotharingia to the archbishopric of Köln. 

 

The development of the counties which made up the duchy of Upper Lotharingia is best considered by first reviewing the Carolingian pagi which predated the formation of the kingdom of Lotharingia.  These can be divided between the ecclesiastical provinces of Trier, Metz, Verdun and Toul, all of which lay within the archiepiscopal province of Trier: 

·         In the diocesis of Trier, Longnon lists eight pagi during early Carolingian times[3].  The pagus Bedensis was the largest, included the city of Trier itself, and developed into the Bidgau.  North of Trier lay the pagus Carasco, which included the monastery of Prüm and formed the ecclesiastical doyenné of Kilburg.  In the territory west of Trier, in what is now northern France, south-eastern Belgium and the grand-duchy of Luxembourg, lay the pagus Evodiensis (around the town of Ivoy, now called Carignan, in north-east France, near the present-day border with the Belgian province of Luxembourg) which corresponded with the doyennés of Ivoy and Juvigny, the pagus Arrelensis (around the town of Arlon, the doyennés of Arlon and Longuyon), and the pagus Methingowe (later called pagus Mattensis, the doyennés of Mersch and Luxembourg, which Longnon suggests may formerly have been called the pagus Recensis).  The pagus Saroensis (Sarahgawe) lay south of Trier, in what is now the German district of Saarland.  North-east of Trier lay the pagus Maginensis (later Meginovelt or Meinfeld) and the pagus Trigorius centred on the town of Boppart, but these two pagi lay to the east of the border of Lotharingia in the German province of Franconia. 

·         Six pagi made up the diocesis of Metz[4].  From east to west, these were the pagus Blesensis, which lay along the boundary with the diocese of Trier, the pagus Nidensis, and the pagus Mettensis, around the town of Metz itself.  South of these, also from east to west, were the pagus Albensis, the pagus Rosalinsis, and the pagus Salinensis

·         The diocese of Toul included eight pagi[5].  The pagus Tullensis surrounded the town of Toul itself.  The pagus Scarponensis lay to the north of Toul, around the towns of Dieulouard and Pont-à-Mousson, and to the west was situated the pagus Bedensis (different from the pagus of the same name in the diocesis of Trier).  The pagus Barrensis lay further east around the town of Bar-le-Duc, and south of Bar-le-Duc around Ligny was the pagus Odornensis.  South-east of Nancy, around the town of Neufchâteau, lay the pagus Solecensis, as well as the pagus Suentensis (later the county of Saintois), and the pagus Calmontensis (Chaumont). 

·         The diocese of Verdun, west of Metz, included only the pagus Virdunensis and the pagus Ornensis[6]

 

The counties in the Upper Lotharingian duchy lie in the south-east corner of Belgium, east of the river Ourthe, and in present-day Luxembourg, in western Germany south of the Ripuarian counties (which are located in the duchy of Lower Lotharingia), and in the area of north-east France which later developed as the duchies of Lorraine and Bar.  Alsace is difficult to categorise.  Originally part of the duchy of Swabia, under the 870 treaty which divided Lotharingia between the East and West Frankish kingdoms "…in Elisatio comitatus II…" were assigned to Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks[7].  However, the two Alsatian counties (Sundgau and Nordgau) do not appear to have been considered part of the duchy of Upper Lotharingia.  To avoid confusion, the nobility of Alsace is set out in the separate document ALSACE which is grouped with SWABIA in the categorisation in Medieval Lands.  Separate documents show the dukes of LORRAINE, the counts and dukes of BAR, and the counts of LUXEMBOURG.  Other counts are referred to in contemporary primary source documentation without reference to their geographical counties, so cannot be categorised geographically: these individuals are set out in the Lotharingian chapter of the document GERMAN EARLY NOBILITY.  The present document shows the remaining early medieval counties in Upper Lotharingia.  These are all small counties, some of which were short-lived and whose boundaries are difficult to define precisely.  Assignment of counts to these counties was in many cases of short duration, with many changes and exchanges of territories (including between the Lower and Upper Lotharingian duchies) which renders satisfactory reconstruction of the comital families extremely challenging.  What is clear is that a finite group of local higher nobility enjoyed power in both Upper and Lower Lotharingia and were linked by family relationships many of which will never be identified precisely because of insufficient information in surviving primary sources.  Onomastics is of some use in identifying possible connections, but the number of permutations through both male and female lines is generally too numerous to render precise identification anything other than speculative.  This difficulty is increased because of the changes in comital assignments which make it impossible to assess with any accuracy the extent to which appointments were hereditary within the same families. 

 

Another important question is whether the counts in these minor Upper Lotharingian counties were counts "of" the counties (implying territorial exclusivity) or counts "in" the counties (which could involve some form of territorial division within each county).  In other words, the extent to which the "county" in early medieval times represented a coherent administrative unit with recognised jurisdictional and territorial boundaries.  The conclusion that a particular count "ruled" a particular county is based in many cases on a single phrase in a contemporary charter which asserts that a specific property was located (for example) "in pago Bedensi in comitatu Otthonis", in accordance with the generally used formulation.  However, this description does not guarantee that (in this case) Comte Otto ruled in all parts of "pagus Bedensis".  In fact, the wording could equally be interpreted as indicating that his jurisdiction was limited to the area surrounding his castle, which happened to include the property in question.  In addition, many cases can be found where an individual count is recorded in charters in more than one county at approximately the same time.  Research into the early pagi and counties in neighbouring Saxony and Franconia (see the documents GERMANY EARLY NOBILITY, SAXONY and FRANCONIA) suggests that more than one count ruled at the same time in the larger counties, the counties of Grabfeld and Wormsgau being the obvious examples.  This suggests that calling the local divisions "counties", as if they constituted fully functioning administrative units under a single central authority, may misrepresent the situation.  Unfortunately there is insufficient surviving primary source data to provide a definitive answer to this question, but it is undoubtedly one which deserves further research. 

 

The Upper Lotharingian counties which evolved in south-east Belgium and Luxembourg were Arlon, Woevre ("Wavrense comitatus II" in the 870 treaty, assumed to be Matensis/Methingowe and Ivois) in which the counties of Chiny and Longwy emerged in the early 11th century, and the county of Luxembourg, which evolved from the western German county of Bidgau ("Bedagowa" in the 870 treaty) which straddled both banks of the river Mosel and included the cathedral city of Trier and the abbeys of Echternach, Prüm and St Maximin.  The other Upper Lotharingian counties situated in western German counties were Bliesgau ("Blesitchowa" in the 870 treaty) in which the counties of Bliescastel and Hüneburg developed in the early 12th century, Lower Saargau ("Sarachowa subterior" in the 870 treaty) also called the county of Waldervinga or Rizzigau, which developed into the county of Saarbrücken in the 12th century, Mayenfeld ("Megenensium" in the 870 treaty), Niedgau ("Nitachowa" in the 870 treaty), and Upper Saargau ("Sarachowa superior" in the 870 treaty).  Much of the German land in Upper Lotharingia was gradually transferred to ecclesiastical administration, under the jurisdiction either of the archbishopric of Trier or local monasteries. 

 

The largest part of Upper Lotharingia was located in what is now French territory.  The counties of Castres ("Castricium" in the 870 treaty), Dormois ("Dulmense" in the 870 treaty) in which the county of Grandpré emerged in the early 11th century, Mouzon ("Mosminse" in the 870 treaty), and Woevre ("Wavrense") in which the counties of Chiny, Ivois (previously the pagus Evodiensis) and Longwy evolved, lay south of the present Belgian border, north and east of the French county of Champagne.  South of this area lay the counties of Verdun ("Viridunense" in the 870 treaty) and Bar ("Barrense" in the 870 treaty), the latter becoming a separate duchy in 1354 long after Upper Lotharingia had ceased to exist as an entity.  East of Verdun was the city and county of Metz ("civitatem Mettis…et comitatu Moslensi" in the 870 treaty).  South of Metz lay the counties of Charpeigne ("Scarponinse" in the 870 treaty) in which the abbey of Gorze was located, Chaumont ("Calmontis" in the 870 treaty) which included the towns of Epinal, Nancy and Lunéville where the counties of Brixey, Mortagne and Sorcy developed in the 11th century, Saintois ("Suentisium" in the 870 treaty) in which the county of Vaudémont developed in the late 11th century, and Toul ("Tullense aliud Odornense" in the 870 treaty).  The counties of Saulnois ("Seline" in the 870 treaty) and Soulossois ("Solocense" in the 870 treaty) were located in the eastern part of the territory which later developed into the duchy of Lorraine.  In addition, there is the county of Ornois ("Odornense" in the 870 treaty) for which several possible locations have been identified.  No named counts have been identified in the other Upper Lotharingian counties of Albensis ("Albechowa" in the 870 treaty), Bassigny ("Basiniacum" in the 870 treaty), Emaus ("Emaus" in the 870 treaty), Perthes ("Portense" in the 870 treaty), Salins ("Scudingum" in the 870 treaty), Sermorens ("Salmoringum" in the 870 treaty), and Varais ("Warasch" in the 870 treaty). 

 

By categorising the Lotharingian counties geographically, one should not lose sight of the powerful authority of a handful of noble families which acquired territories scattered throughout the whole area of the ancient kingdom of Lotharingia and whose influence was paramount in the development of the territory and on the wider international political scene in western Europe.  Of particular note are:

  • the Matfried family which dominated the west German Ripuarian counties in Lower Lotharingia from the 9th century and extended their influence southwards into Bidgau, Woevre, Bliesgau and Chaumont, and especially the county of Metz in Upper Lotharingia, and whose descendants eventually succeeded as dukes of Lorraine, the duchy which evolved from the rump of the duchy of Upper Lotharingia. 
  • the Reginar family which extended their centre of activity from the Maasgau into the county of Hainaut, which were both located in the duchy of Lower Lotharingia, and whose descendants ruled the duchy of Brabant which emerged in the late 12th century. 
  • the descendants of Wigerich [III] who ruled Bidgau in Upper Lotharingia but extended their influence westwards to Ardenne and southwards to Verdun, and ruled as dukes in both Upper and Lower Lotharingia, until the extinction of the two branches of the family in the male line in 1033 and 1076. 
  • less well-known, and less long-lasting, was the power-base of Ansfrid [II], count of Hesbaie, Huy and Teisterbant in the latter part of the 11th century, and whose paternal uncle held fifteen different counties according to Thietmar, although both the uncle's precise identity and the identity of his counties are uncertain. 
  • the family of the counts of Holland, which increased their power-base by acquiring control over many of the counties in the former duchy of Frisia. 
  • the descendants of Siegfried, whose original power-base was Bidgau but who acquired Luxembourg and large areas in Ardenne, and who eventually were elevated to the imperial throne, and as a result of judicious dynastic marriages extended their control to Bohemia in the early 14th century and Hungary in the late 14th century, until their extinction in the senior male line in 1437. 

 

The other important factor in the development of the duchies of both Upper and Lower Lotharingia was the gradual acquisition of temporal power and territory by archbishoprics of Köln and Trier, and the bishoprics of Cambrai, Liège, Metz, Toul, Utrecht and Verdun.  This resulted in the suppression of many previously autonomous and powerful counties (for example Verdun in Upper Lotharingia) and the splintering of the territories of others (particularly those in Ripuarian western Germany). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES d'ARLON

 

 

The origins of Waleran [I] Comte d'Arlon have not been traced.  No references to earlier comtes d'Arlon have been found in the primary sources so far consulted.  However, the county existed from at least the late 9th century as shown by the treaty dated 8 Aug 870, under which Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks agreed the division of the Lotharingian territories, which allocated "…comitatum…Arlon…" to King Charles[8].  The county was subsumed into the county of Limburg in the late 11th century. 

 

 

1.         WALERAN [I] (-before 1032)Comte d'Arlon.  Eberhard Archbishop of Trier refers to past donations by "comite Walrammo de Arlo et uxore ipsius Adelheide" in two charters dated 1052 and 1053, the second one referring to the confirmation of donations by "filiorum eorum Walrammi et Folconis" after the death of their parents[9], which appears to pull all the information together.  m ADELAIS de Lotharingia, daughter of THIERRY Duke of Upper Lotharingia [Wigeriche] & his wife Richilde --- (-after 1032).  The Chronicon Sancti Huberti names "Adeladis comitissa Araeleonis" as daughter of "ducis Theoderici, soror Sigifridi [=error for Frederici] patris marchissæ Beatricis" (although the name of her husband is not specified) when recounting the story of her cubicularius having been bitten by a rabid dog[10].  The Gesta Treverorum refers to "comitissa de castello…Aralunæ, mater comitum Walrammi et Folconis, marito suo defuncto, astipulantibus filiis et filiabus suis", but does not name her or specify her origin[11].  Eberhard Archbishop of Trier refers to past donations by "comite Walrammo de Arlo et uxore ipsius Adelheide" in two charters dated 1052 and 1053, the second one referring to the confirmation of donations by "filiorum eorum Walrammi et Folconis" after the death of their parents[12], which appears to pull all the information together.  Waleran [I] & his wife had two children:

a)         WALERAN [II] d'Arlon (-1081).  The Gesta Treverorum names "Walrammi et Folconis" as sons of "comitissa [Adelheid] de castello…Aralunæ"[13].  Eberhard Archbishop of Trier refers to past donations by "comite Walrammo de Arlo et uxore ipsius Adelheide" in two charters dated 1052 and 1053, the second one referring to the confirmation of donations by "filiorum eorum Walrammi et Folconis" after the death of their parents[14]Comte d'Arlon.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that the dowry of Waleran's wife was "dominium ultra Mosam prope Leodium" and that he constructed "castrum de Lemborch" on the site[15]Graaf van Limburg

-        GRAVEN van LIMBURG

b)         FOULQUES [Bolko] d'Arlon (-[after 1093]).  The Gesta Treverorum names "Walrammi et Folconis" as sons of "comitissa [Adelheid] de castello…Aralunæ"[16].  Eberhard Archbishop of Trier refers to past donations by "comite Walrammo de Arlo et uxore ipsius Adelheide" in two charters dated 1052 and 1053, the second one referring to the confirmation of donations by "filiorum eorum Walrammi et Folconis" after the death of their parents[17].  Archbishop Udo of Trier donated property to Trier St Simon by charter dated 29 Jan 1068, subscribed by "Theoderici comitis, Henrici fratris eius, Walrammi comitis, Folconis comitis, Stephani comitis…"[18].  "…Walrammus et frater eius Volko comites de Arlo…" subscribed the charter dated 1093 under which "Heinricus…comes palatinus Rheni et dominus de Lacu…uxore mei Adleide" founded the abbey of Laach[19], although this document may be spurious in light of the date of death of Comte Waleran.  m ---.  The name of Foulques's wife is not known.  Foulques & his wife had two children: 

i)          FREDERIC d'Arlon (-bur St Hubert, Ardennes).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Fredericum et Beatricem" as children of "Fulco [filius Adela comitissa Arelesnis]", specifying that both died childless and were buried at St Hubert[20]

ii)         BEATRIX d'Arlon (-bur St Hubert, Ardennes).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Fredericum et Beatricem" as children of "Fulco [filius Adela comitissa Arelesnis]", specifying that both died childless and were buried at St Hubert[21]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN von BIDGAU

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von BIDGAU

 

 

The Bidgau/Bietgowe (pagus Bedensis) was a territorially extensive gau situated in the duchy of Upper Lotharingia, straddling both banks of the Mosel river and centred on the cathedral city of Trier.  It lay south of Eifelgau and east/south east of Ardennengau, both in the Lower Lotharingian duchy, east of Wabrensis (Woëvre) and north of Saargau and Bliesghau in Upper Lotharingia, and west of Nahegau in Franconia.  In early medieval times its significance can be gauged by the important abbeys of Echternach, Prüm and St. Maximin all being located within its territory[22].  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Bedagowa…" to King Ludwig[23].  Stefan, of the Matfried family, is recorded as Graf von Bidgau in the late 10th century during the reign of Zwentibold King of Lotharingia.  However, after the disgrace of the Matfried family under Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany, Bidgau passed to Count Wigerich.  The family of the comtes de Luxembourg retained property in Bidgau in the 11th century but they are not recorded as Grafen von Bidgau after the early part of the century.  They are, however, recorded as avoués/Advokaten of the abbeys of St Maximin and Echternach during this period, demonstrating the important role which they continued to play in the affairs of the county.  The archbishopric of Trier progressively expanded its temporal power over large parts of the county and by 26 Jun 973, the date of a charter by which Emperor Otto II granted extensive lands north of the Mosel to Archbishop Theoderich[24], the county of Bidgau had virtually disappeared.  An independent county is still recorded in the northern part of Bidgau, centred on the present-day Belgian town of Amel/Amblève a couple of kilometres north-west of Prüm, in the 11th century. 

 

 

1.         LIETARD [I] (-after 10 May 879).  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[25].  An agreement dated 14 Jun 877 of Emperor Charles II "le Chauve", presumably written with his own death in mind, names "Arnulfus comes, Gislebertus, Letardus, Matfridus, Widricus, Gotbertus, Adalbertus, Ingelgerus, Rainerus" as those willing to support the emperor's son if he travels across the Meuse[26]Graf von Bidgau: "Hludowicus…rex" donated property "villam Fao in pago Bedense et in comitatu Leuthardi" to Kloster Gorze by charter dated 10 May 879[27]

 

1.         STEFAN, son of --- (-after [900])Comte de Chaumont: Arnulf King of Germany granted property "in pago Calmenzgouve in comitatu Stephani in locis…Granswillari et Rosieres" to "abbati Stephano" by charter dated 19 May 891[28].  Emperor Arnulf confirmed complaints by Arnaud Bishop of Toul against "comes Stephanus et Gerardus frater suus et Matfridus", on the intervention of "filii nostri Zuenzoboldi et Vikenindi ducis", by undated charter, marked as spurious in the compilation although there is no reason why the genealogical information should be considered inaccurate[29]Graf von Bidgau: King Zwentibold donated property "in pago Piatahgeuue in comitatu Stefani comitis…Steinheim, Carescara, Oppilendorf, Bullendorf, Arenza, Maquila, Gladehch, Uffichine" to the canons of Echternach by charter dated 28 Oct 895[30].  Ludwig "das Kind" King of the East Franks confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Fulda and "nobilis comes Stefan" with the consent of "germani sui Walohonis viri religiosi" by spurious charter dated 900[31]

 

 

1.         WIGERICH [III] (-[19 Jan 916/919], bur Abbaye de Saint-Glossinde, Metz).  "Zuendeboldus…rex" donated property to the church of Trier by charter dated 23 Jan 899 which names "Richquinus et Widiacus…comites nostri"[32].  He was given the right to coin money in part of the archbishopric of Trier in 902[33].  Ludwig "das Kind" King of Germany restored property taken by "Conradus et Gebehartus comites" to the church of Trier with the consent of "Wigerici comitis" by charter dated 19 Sep 902[34]Graf von Bidgau: the monastery of St Maximin exchanged property "in pago Nedinse in comitatu Liutardi in loco…Burmeringas" for property "in pago Bedinse in comitatu Widrici…villa…Eslingis" with "Roricus" (vassal of Trier) by charter dated 1 Jan 909, subscribed by "Widrici comitis"[35]Comte d'ArdenneComes palatii of Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks: King Charles III restored Kloster Süsteren to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names "fidelium nostrorum…Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gislebertus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus comes, Erleboldus"[36]

a)         other children: COMTES d'ARDENNE

b)         GOZELON ([before 915]-[12 Oct 942/16 Feb 943]).  His parentage is indicated by the charter dated 943 which refers to "Gozlines…miles…ex nobilissimis regni Chlotarii ducens prosapia" (the wording implying that he was then deceased) and the donation by "uxor eius Uda et filius eius…Regingerus" to St Maximin at Trier of property "Hunzelinesdorph", subscribed by "Ogonis abbatis, Friderici, Gisilberti, Sigeberti fratrum predicti Gozlini"[37].  As Frederic is known to have been the brother of Adalbero [I] Bishop of Metz, whose parents are known, it is assumed that all five individuals were sons of Wigerich [III] and Cunegonde (although it is also possible that some or all of them were uterine brothers born from the second marriage of Cunegonde). 

i)          other children:  COMTES d'ARDENNE

ii)         GODEFROI (-after 3 Sep [998 or after], bur Gent St Peter).  His parentage is proved by the charter dated 6 Apr 997 by which "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the rights of "monasterio super fluvium Mose" founded by "Gotefridi comitis nostrique fidelis…et coniux sua pro anime sui fratris Alberonis"[38]Graf von Bidgau: "Bovo cum coniuge mea Engila" donated property "ex hereditate paterna…in villa Dundeva in comitatu Bedense cui Godefridus comes preesse dinoscitur" to St Maximin at Trier by charter dated 1 Nov 959[39].  He was installed as Comte de Verdun before [960]: "Rodulfus filius quondam…comitis Rodulfi et eius…coniugis Evæ" donated property "res…meæ…in pago et in comitatu Virdunensi…Geldulfi villa" for the souls of "senioris mei Wigfridi episcopi et parentis mei Ottonis, Gisleberti quondam comitis fratris" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated to [960], subscribed by "Gotdefridi comitis et fratris eius Heinrici"[40]

 

 

1.         OTTO, son of --- (-16 Apr after 978).  "Rodulfus filius quondam…comitis Rodulfi et eius…coniugis Evæ" donated property "res…meæ…in pago et in comitatu Virdunensi…Geldulfi villa" for the souls of "senioris mei Wigfridi episcopi et parentis mei Ottonis, Gisleberti quondam comitis fratris" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated to [960], subscribed by "Gotdefridi comitis et fratris eius Heinrici"[41]Graf von Bidgau: "Udo cum coniuge mea Gisla" donated property "in pago Bedensi in comitatu Otthonis" to St Maximin at Trier by charter dated 978[42].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "XVI Kal Mai" of "Otto comes"[43]

 

 

1.         HEINRICH, son of SIEGFRIED Graf [Luxembourg] & his wife Hedwig --- (before 17 Sep 964-27 Feb 1026).  "Sygefridus comes" reached an agreement with Heinrich Archbishop of Trier by charter dated 17 Sep 964 which names "coniunx mea Hadewige, filiusque noster Henricus"[44].  The likely chronology of the other members of this family suggests that Heinrich must have been an infant at that time.  The Annalista Saxo names "Teoderici Metensi episcopi et Heinrich postmodum ducis Bawarici" as brothers of "domnam Cunigundam, felicis memorie virginem", wife of Emperor Heinrich II[45]Comte [de Luxembourg].  Herimannus names "Theoderico Metense episcopo et Heinrico Baioriæ duce Fridericoque comite" as brothers of "Adalbero clericus, reginæ Cunigundis germanus", when recording their rebellion against Emperor Heinrich II and deprival of Heinrich's title of Duke of Bavaria in 1008[46].  Vogt of St Maximin at Trier.  His brother-in-law Heinrich II King of Germany appointed him in 1004 as HEINRICH V Duke of Bavaria but resumed the title himself in 1009.  According to Gade, this was due to a dispute over the archbishopric of Trier to which Duke Heinrich was manoeuvring to appoint his brother Adalbert, in opposition to King Heinrich who feared that too much power would accrue to the Luxembourg family[47]Graf von Bidgau: "Everbero ex nobili prosapia origen" donated property "in pago Bitgouuensi in comitatu Henrici ducis in villa…Frenkinka" to St Maximin, at the request of "fratris sui…Wazonis qui monastica religione…est", by charter dated in the compilation to [993], but presumably dateable to after 1004 as Heinrich is given the ducal title[48].  Henri was reappointed duke of Bavaria in 1017, but lost the title after the death of Emperor Heinrich II in 1024.  Thietmar records that "the empress…enthroned her brother Heinrich as duke of Bavaria" in 1018[49].  As "Hezzilo Duke of Bavaria", brother of Empress Kunigunde, he is recorded as the latter's adviser in Wipo's description of the election of Konrad II King of Germany in 1024[50].  He lost the title after the election of King Konrad II in 1024.  The Historia Episcoporum Pataviensium et Ducum Bavariæ records the death in 1026 of "Heinricus dux Bavarie frater sancte Chunigundis"[51].  The necrology of Ranshofen records the death "III Kal Mar" of "Heinricus dux frater Chunigundis imperatricis"[52]

2.         other children: COMTES de LUXEMBOURG

 

 

1.         GODEFROI [Gottfried] (-after 5 Jun 1040).  Comte [d’Amblève]/Graf von [Amel].  A charter dated to [1035] records an agreement between the abbots of Metz Saint-Martin and Stablo exchanging various matters, made “apud Dinillam ubi colloguium...inter imperatorum Cuonradum et Heinricum regem Francorum”, witnessed by “Becelinus comes de Biendeburch, Godefridus comes de Amblavia, Gozilo comes de Engeis, Gerardus Flameus...[53].  Heinrich III King of Germany confirmed properties of Stablo, including “sextam...de Amblavia et Tumbis a comite Godefrido de Zingeis”, by charter dated 5 Jun 1040[54]

 

2.         BECELIN [Biliso] (-after [1040/44])Graf [in Bidgau].  "Becelinus comes de Biendeburch, Godefridus comes de Amblavia, Gozilo comes de Engeis, Gerardus Flameus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1035] which records an exchange of property between the abbeys of Metz Saint-Martin and Stavelo[55].  Archbishop Poppo of Trier confirmed the donation by "comitem Kadelonem et eius contectalem Irmingart" of hereditary property "de chorte Prümizvelt" by undated charter, dated to [1040/44], subscribed by "Duci Godefrido, Adalberto de Musel, comes Becelinus…"[56].  Hermann [II] Archbishop of Köln donated property "in pago Saxonie iuxta villam…Cofbuockheim [et] curtim…Westhouuon…in pago Tuizihgouue super Rheni fluvii ripa" to Deutz abbey by charter dated 17 Jun 1041, witnessed by "…Biliso comite, Francone comite, Cristiano comite…"[57].  His name suggests a connection with Becelin Graf in Meinfeld, although primary source references to the latter are dated in the first quarter of the 11th century which suggests an unusually long career if they were the same person. 

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von ESCH (an der SAUER)

 

 

1.         FREDELON (-27 Aug [1083/85]).  He is named in the charter dated 1131, after 18 Mar, under which his son "Gislebertus comes de Aska" granted the right to take wood from his forests in "sus possessionis de Claromonte" to the monks of Flône, for the souls of "patris sui Fredelonis et matris suæ Ermengardis…"[58].  Vogt von Echternach.  Vogt of Malmedy 1057.  m ([after 1064]) [as her second husband,] ERMENGARDE Ctss [de Clermont], [widow of GOZELON Comte de Montaigu,] daughter of [WIDRICH] [I] [Comte de Clermont] & his wife [Hersende ---] ([1025/35]-after 1091).  "Gislebertus comes Clarimontis" names "amite mee Ermingardi comitisse et filiis eius" in the charter dated 1091 under which he donated the church of Saint-Symphorien to Cluny[59].  Assuming that "amite" in this document is interpreted strictly, Ermengarde was the donor´s paternal aunt, although this is not beyond all doubt because of the flexible interpretation of such terms indicating relationships in contemporary documentation.  Her birth date range is estimated from her eldest son by her first marriage being born in the range [1040/50].  Archbishop Poppo of Trier confirmed the donation by "comitem Kadelonem et eius contectalem Irmingart" of hereditary property "de chorte Prümizvelt" by undated charter, dated to [1040/44], subscribed by "Duci Godefrido, Adalberto de Musel, comes Becelinus…"[60].  "Ermentrudis de Harenzey" donated "allodium…Sumey" to Ardenne Saint-Hubert on condition that she could be buried there with her husband, for the soul of "mariti mei Gozolonis", with the consent of "filiis meis…Cunone comite Rodulfo Guidone Joanne Henrico et fratribus meis Hezelino comite et Rainaldo et Balduino", by charter dated 1064[61], her brothers being identified as the sons of Hildrad [Hezelin] Comte [de Grandpré], which suggests the identity of Ermengarde's mother as Hildrad's wife (as discussed more fully above).  Anno Archbishop of Köln confirmed that "domna Irminthrudis comitissa" had donated "preposituram...in Ressa" to the archbishopric by charter dated to [1056/75][62].  Two charters indicate a close connection between Ermengarde and Bruno von Heimbach.  Hildolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed various donations, including "Strala” [Stralen near Geldern] which after the death of “Brunonis” had defaulted to “dome Ermendrude", and “hereditariam partem...Flattena, Pirna et vinee in Winitre, Venheim” which she held “cum Brunone”, to the abbey of Siegburg by charter dated 1076[63].  ["Ermengardis comitissa…ab avis atque atavis nobilibus" donated property "apud Villas Worommes et Longum-Campum [Woromes, Longchamp] …allodium de Rumines [Rummen]…allodium de Curinges [Curenge]…allodium…apud Gelmines et Berlinges…allodium de Brede [Brée] cum ecclesia…quos dedit Gerardo comiti" to the church of Saint-Bartholomée de Liège by charter dated 1078, witnessed by "tunc advocatus…comes Henricus de Dolvin-Castello…comes Cono de Monte-Acuto, Reginardus de Roden, Witmannus de Molenarche…"[64].  The donor of this charter has not been identified with certainty.  However, the presence of Conon Comte de Montaigu as first lay subscriber suggests that it may be his mother.]  Siegwin Archbishop of Köln noted a donation of property at Stralen by "Irmengarda comitissa", by charter dated [1079/89], which states that her parents were buried at the abbey of Rees and that she had retained rights in Aspel[65].  The fact that Ermengarde was married at least twice is confirmed by the charter dated 1091 under which the bishop of Cambrai confirmed the donation by "Ermengardis de Monte Acuto" to the abbey of Saint-André du Cateau for the souls of her spouses ("conjugum")[66].  The identity of her other husband is suggested by the charter dated 1138 under which "Reinardus comitis de Ascha Gisleberti filius" renewed the right of the monks of Flône to take wood from his part of the forests "Clerimontis", granted previously by "pater eius et comes Lambertus"[67].  "Comes Lambertus" in this document is identified as Lambert Comte de Montaigu, who was Ermengarde´s grandson by her marriage to Gozelo Comte de Montaigu.  The father of "Reinardus comitis de Ascha Gisleberti filius" can be identified as "Gislebertus comes de Aska" who granted the right to take wood from his forests in "sus possessionis de Claromonte" to the monks of Flône, for the souls of "patris sui Fredelonis et matris suæ Ermengardis et uxoris sue Aelaidis et ipsius comitis Gisleberti", by charter dated 1131, after 18 Mar[68].  The fact that Lambert Comte de Montaigu and Giselbert Graf von Esch both shared rights in property in Clermont is best explained by the co-identity of the two persons named Ermengarde from whom they were both descended, and from whom they would have inherited these rights.  If this is correct, Gozelon would have been Ermengarde´s first husband and Fredelon her second.  Fredelon & his wife had one child: 

a)         GISELBERT (-after 18 Mar 1131).  "Gislebertus comes de Aska" granted the right to take wood from his forests in "sus possessionis de Claromonte" to the monks of Flône, for the souls of "patris sui Fredelonis et matris suæ Ermengardis et uxoris sue Aelaidis et ipsius comitis Gisleberti", by charter dated 1131, after 18 Mar[69]Graf von Eschm AELIDE, daughter of ---.  "Gislebertus comes de Aska" granted the right to take wood from his forests in "sus possessionis de Claromonte" to the monks of Flône, for the souls of "patris sui Fredelonis et matris suæ Ermengardis et uxoris sue Aelaidis et ipsius comitis Gisleberti", by charter dated 1131, after 18 Mar[70].  Gislebert & his wife had one child: 

i)          RENARD (-after 1157).  "Reinardus comitis de Ascha Gisleberti filius" renewed the right of the monks of Flône to take wood from his part of the forests "Clerimontis", granted previously by "pater eius et comes Lambertus", by charter dated 1138[71].  "Theodericus miles […filius Theoderici judicis de Harmala], Robertus frater eius, Godefridus, Ailberti filius" donated a field at Hottine and a mill at Ombret to Flône abbey, through the hands of "domini sui Reinardi…Heinricus filius domini Reinardi et uxor ipsius Lietgardis, filia quoque Roberti Richira", by charter dated 1146[72].  Seigneur de Hermalle[-sous-Huy]:  "Godefridus de Claromonte comes de Duras" confirmed the grant of rights "in silva sua de Claro Monte" by "patris sui" to the monks of Flône, with the consent of "participe suo Reinardo", by charter dated 1157, followed by another charter dated 1157 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the grant by "Godefridus comes de Durays et Renardus de Harmala"[73]m LIETGARDE, daughter of ROBERT Richira & his wife --- (-after 1150).  "Theodericus miles […filius Theoderici judicis de Harmala], Robertus frater eius, Godefridus, Ailberti filius" donated a field at Hottine and a mill at Ombret to Flône abbey, through the hands of "domini sui Reinardi…Heinricus filius domini Reinardi et uxor ipsius Lietgardis, filia quoque Roberti Richira", by charter dated 1146[74].  A charter dated 1150 confirmed various donations to Flône abbey, including those by "Godefridus comes…Reinardus…cum uxore sua Liegarde et filio Heinrico"[75].  Reinhard & his wife had one child: 

(a)       HENRI (-after 1187).  "Theodericus miles […filius Theoderici judicis de Harmala], Robertus frater eius, Godefridus, Ailberti filius" donated a field at Hottine and a mill at Ombret to Flône abbey, through the hands of "domini sui Reinardi…Heinricus filius domini Reinardi et uxor ipsius Lietgardis, filia quoque Roberti Richira", by charter dated 1146[76].  A charter dated 1150 confirmed various donations to Flône abbey, including those by "Godefridus comes…Reinardus…cum uxore sua Liegarde et filio Heinrico"[77].  Seigneur de Hermalle[-sous-Huy]:  "Cono comes Monti Acuti et Duraz" granted his rights in the church of Saint-Martin at Hermalle to the monks of Flône by charter dated 1182, witnessed by "Henricus de Harmala…"[78].  "Cono…comes de Duras" renounced rights to revenue from properties of Flône abbey at Hottine, on the intervention of "domino Egidio fratre meo", by charter dated 1187, witnessed by "Petrus frater comitis, Henricus de Harmala…"[79]

 

 

Two brothers.  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not yet been identified, but from a chronological point of view it seems likely that Heinrich [I] and his brother Gottfried were brothers of Giselbert Graf von Esch, but possibly not born from the same mother. 

1.         HEINRICH [I] (-Turbessel 1098 after 1 Aug, bur Turbessel).  Graf von Esch.   Herr von Esch.  Albert of Aix records that "Godefridus dux regni Lotharingiæ…fraterque eius uterinus Baldewinus, Warnerus de Greis cognatus ipsius Ducis, Baldewinus pariter de Burch, Reinhardus comes de Tul, Petrus…frater ipsius, Dodo de Cons, Henricus de Ascha ac frater illius Godefridus" left for Jerusalem in Aug 1096[80].  William of Tyre names "Henricus de Ascha" among those who left on the First Crusade in 1096 with Robert Count of Flanders[81].  Albert of Aix records that "Hugonem Magnum fratrem regis Franciæ, Drogonem et Clareboldum" were held in chains in prison by the emperor at Constantinople but were released after the intervention of "Baldewinus Hainaucorum comes et Heinricus de Ascha" who were sent as envoys by Godefroi de Bouillon[82].  William of Tyre names "dominus Henricus de Ascha et Godefridus frater eius" as participating in the First Crusade[83].  Albert of Aix records that "Heinricus de Ascha, Hartmannus comes, unus de majoribus Alemanniæ" constructed a siege machine called "vulpem" (fox) which collapsed when they pushed it into action against the walls at the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[84].  Albert of Aix records "Petrus de Stadeneis, Reinardus de Tul frater eius, Warnerus de Greis, Henricus de Ascha, Reinardus de Hamersbach, Walterus de Domedart" as those who guarded Adhémar Bishop of Le Puy into the mountains towards the port of Simeon after finding the holy lance, dated to mid-1098 from the context[85].  Albert of Aix records the death of "Henricus de Ascha miles in castello Turbaisel"  during an epidemic and his burial there[86]

2.         GOTTFRIED .  Albert of Aix records that "Godefridus dux regni Lotharingiæ…fraterque eius uterinus Baldewinus, Warnerus de Greis cognatus ipsius Ducis, Baldewinus pariter de Burch, Reinhardus comes de Tul, Petrus…frater ipsius, Dodo de Cons, Henricus de Ascha ac frater illius Godefridus" left for Jerusalem in Aug 1096[87].  William of Tyre names "dominus Henricus de Ascha et Godefridus frater eius" as participating in the First Crusade[88].  Albert of Aix records that "Godefridum de Ascha" was chosen to negotiate the passage of the crusading army through Hungary because "ducis Godefridi" had previously sent him on a mission to "Kalomanno regi"[89].  As King Kálmán only succeeded in Jun 1095, this mission must have taken place shortly before the arrival of the crusaders.  Albert of Aix records that "Cononem comitem de Monte Acuto, Baldwinum de Burch, Godefridum de Ascha" were sent by Godefroi de Bouillon for the first meeting with the emperor after the arrival of the crusading army in Constantinople, dated to end 1096[90].  "Henricus de Ase frater eius Godefridus" were named as present in the charter of "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" dated Feb 1098 relating to the abbey of Nivelles[91], although other sources indicate that both were absent on crusade at that date.  [1138]. 

 

 

The precise relationship, if any, between Gottfried [II] Herr von Esch and the above family has not yet been ascertained. 

1.         GOTTFRIED [II] (-[1150] or after)Herr von Esch.  [Graf.]  “...Godefridus comes de Esch...” subscribed the charter dated to [1123] under which “Wilhelmus comes de Lucemburgh...et filius meus Conradus” confirmed donations, made in 1183 by “patrem meum Conradum comitem...annuente matre mea Clementia et fratribus meis”, to the abbey of Luxembourg[92].  "Heinricus advocatus et filius eius Heinricus, Godefridus de Asca et comes de Dorbui Heinricus adhuc puer" subscribed the charter dated 1124 under which "Cuono…Stabulensis abbas" recounted the settlement reached over the church of Bra[93].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed donations to Kloster St Thomas bei Andernach by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "Fridericus comes de Vienna, Godefridus de Asche, Gerlacus de Isenburg et frater eius Remboldus…"[94]m (before 1124) as her second husband, ALIX de Grandpré, widow of GODEFROI Comte de Durbuy, daughter of HENRI [I] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Ermentrude de Joux [Grandson].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Henricum et Adelidem" as children of "Henricus de Grandi-prato" & his wife, specifying that Adelidis married firstly "Godefrido de Durbuil, frater comitis de Namuco et comitis de Rupe" and secondly "Godefrido de Aissa"[95].   The date of this marriage is not known, but Alix's second husband subscribed a charter dated 1124 together with her son by her first marriage.  Gottfried [II] & his wife had five children: 

a)         ROBERT (-25 Aug [1170]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertum Fusniacensem abbatem et Henricum, Fredericum atque Bartholomeum necnon Ermengardem" as children of "Godefrido de Aissa" & his wife[96].   Abbé de Foigny. 

b)         HEINRICH [II] .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertum Fusniacensem abbatem et Henricum, Fredericum atque Bartholomeum necnon Ermengardem" as children of "Godefrido de Aissa" & his wife[97].  

c)         FRIEDRICH .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertum Fusniacensem abbatem et Henricum, Fredericum atque Bartholomeum necnon Ermengardem" as children of "Godefrido de Aissa" & his wife[98].   1182. 

d)         BARTHOLOMÄUS von Esch (-before 1192).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertum Fusniacensem abbatem et Henricum, Fredericum atque Bartholomeum necnon Ermengardem" as children of "Godefrido de Aissa" & his wife[99].  "....Bartholomæi de Esch filiorumque eius Godefridi et Henrici…" signed the charter dated to [1182] under which Arnulf Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of the priory of Ufeldange[100]

-        see below

e)         ERMENGARDE .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertum Fusniacensem abbatem et Henricum, Fredericum atque Bartholomeum necnon Ermengardem" as children of "Godefrido de Aissa" & his wife[101].  

 

 

BARTHOLOMÄUS von Esch, son of GOTTFRIED [II] Herr von Esch & his wife Alix de Grandpré (-before 1192).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertum Fusniacensem abbatem et Henricum, Fredericum atque Bartholomeum necnon Ermengardem" as children of "Godefrido de Aissa" & his wife[102].  "....Bartholomæi de Esch filiorumque eius Godefridi et Henrici…" signed the charter dated to [1182] under which Arnulf Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of the priory of Ufeldange[103]

m ---.  The name of Bartholomäus´s wife is not known. 

Bartholomäus & his wife had two children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED [III] von Esch (-after [1182]).  "....Bartholomæi de Esch filiorumque eius Godefridi et Henrici…" signed the charter dated to [1182] under which Arnulf Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of the priory of Ufeldange[104]

2.         HEINRICH [III] von Esch (-before Oct 1220).  "....Bartholomæi de Esch filiorumque eius Godefridi et Henrici…" signed the charter dated to [1182] under which Arnulf Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of the priory of Ufeldange[105].  "Laicis nobilibus: Willelmo comite de Salmene et Henrico filio eius, Waltero advocato de Arlo, Henrico de Esch…Arnoldo de Rodemachern, Meffrido de Numagin…" witnessed the charter dated 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the rights of the canons at Carden to "terminos et communitatem de Thris"[106]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ROBERT [I] von Esch (-[13 Oct 1262/Jan 1266]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Herr von Eschm ERMENGARDE d´Aspremont, daughter of GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Elisabeth de Dampierre (-after 1271).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Robert [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HEINRICH [IV] von Esch (-before Feb 1261).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m (after 1247) [as her second husband,] --- von Salm, [widow of FRIEDRICH von Vianden,] daughter of HEINRICH [III] Graf von Salm & his wife Clémence de Rozoy (-before 1263).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "tertia filia domini Rogeri de Rosoic...Clementia" married "comiti de Salmis in Ardenna" and had one son (“Guilelmus” who married “filiam comitis Juliacensis Wilelmi”) and one daughter (who married “domino de Ayste” who predeceased his father, but had “filium...Robertum” although the land was inherited by “eius patruum dominum Joffredum”)[107].  The possibility of her first marriage is discussed in the document LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY.  Heinrich [IV] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ROBERT [II] von Esch (-after 1308).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "tertia filia domini Rogeri de Rosoic...Clementia" married "comiti de Salmis in Ardenna" and had one son (“Guilelmus” who married “filiam comitis Juliacensis Wilelmi”) and one daughter (who married “domino de Ayste” who predeceased his father, but had “filium...Robertum” although the land was inherited by “eius patruum dominum Joffredum”)[108]

-         HERREN von USELDINGEN[109]

ii)         GOTTFRIED von Esch (-[1291/20 Dec 1292]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "tertia filia domini Rogeri de Rosoic...Clementia" married "comiti de Salmis in Ardenna" and had one son (“Guilelmus” who married “filiam comitis Juliacensis Wilelmi”) and one daughter (who married “domino de Ayste” who predeceased his father, but had “filium...Robertum” although the land was inherited by “eius patruum dominum Joffredum”)[110]Herr von Esch

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von MALBERG

 

 

Malberg an der Kyll is today located on the northern outskirts of Bitburg, about 30 kilometres north of Trier.  In early medieval times, the castle of Malberg lay in the central part of the county of Bidgau.  The early members of this family held important positions in the archiepiscopal court of Trier as shown by their prominent positions in witness lists of charters issued by the archbishops in the 11th century.  The prestige of the family is confirmed by Kuno [III] von Malberg signing two imperial charters in 1147 and 1157. 

 

 

1.         ADALBERO [I] von Malberg (-after 1061).  "...Adalbero de Madelberch..." witnessed the charter dated 1042 under which Poppo Archbishop of Trier granted exemption from navigation tolls on the Mosel to Trier St. Simeon[111].  "...Adalbero de Madelberc..." witnessed the charter dated 1052 which records an agreement between Eberhard Archbishop of Trier and “comite Walrammo de Arlo et uxore ipsius Adelheide[112].  "Teodrici comitis, Adalberonis..." head the lay witnesses to the charter dated 8 Dec 1059 under which Eberhard Archbishop of Trier donated “villam in pago Meneueldensi...Pulicha” to St. Mathaus abbey[113].  "Bern. de Uirneburhe, Odelbreht de Stalle, Adelbero de Madelberhc..." head the lay witnesses to the charter dated 1061 under which Eberhard Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation of property “in villa Munzecha necnon Merkedesheim in pago Nahgouue in comitatu Emichonis” made to St. Simeon by “Hunoldus[114]

 

 

Two brothers, the chronology suggests that they were sons of Adelbero [I] von Malberg:

1.         KUNO [I] von Malberg (-after 1107).  "...Cuononis et Adalberonis de Madelberch..." witnessed the charter dated 1075 under which Udo Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation of property “in villa Olkebach” made to St. Simeon by “Hugo...de Hachenueles[115].  "Heinricus palatinus comes, Walaramnus et Folco comites fratres, Cuono de Madelberch et frater eius Adelbero..." witnessed the charter dated 1084 under which Egilbert Archbishop of Trier restored “villam Platanam” to Kloster Oeren[116].  "...Cono de Madelberch et frater eius Adelbero..." witnessed the charter dated 11 Jul 1097 under which Egilbert Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation of property “in Elva et...apud Dunechinga...” made by “Poppo...s. Symeonis prepositus” to Trier St. Simeon[117].  "Reginardus Spirensis ecclesie canonicus" donated property to Trier St. Peter "per manus trium nobilium virorum Gundolphi de Bruneshore, Cononis de Mailberch et Alberonis fratris eius" by charter dated 1098[118].  "...Cunonis de Madelberch..." witnessed the charter dated 8 Dec 1106 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier confirmed hunting and fishing rights to St. Euchar abbey[119].  "...Cunone et Adelberone de Mathelberch..." witnessed the charter dated 1107 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier founded Kloster Springirsbach[120]

2.         ADALBERO [II] von Malberg (-after 1107).  "...Cuononis et Adalberonis de Madelberch..." witnessed the charter dated 1075 under which Udo Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation of property “in villa Olkebach” made to St. Simeon by “Hugo...de Hachenueles[121].  "Heinricus palatinus comes, Walaramnus et Folco comites fratres, Cuono de Madelberch et frater eius Adelbero..." witnessed the charter dated 1084 under which Egilbert Archbishop of Trier restored “villam Platanam” to Kloster Oeren[122].  "...Cono de Madelberch et frater eius Adelbero..." witnessed the charter dated 11 Jul 1097 under which Egilbert Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation of property “in Elva et...apud Dunechinga...” made by “Poppo...s. Symeonis prepositus” to Trier St. Simeon[123].  "Reginardus Spirensis ecclesie canonicus" donated property to Trier St. Peter "per manus trium nobilium virorum Gundolphi de Bruneshore, Cononis de Mailberch et Alberonis fratris eius" by charter dated 1098[124].  "...Cunone et Adelberone de Mathelberch..." witnessed the charter dated 1107 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier founded Kloster Springirsbach[125]

 

 

1.         BRUNO von Malberg (-after 1098).  Chor-Bishop of Trier.  "Reginardus Spirensis ecclesie canonicus" donated property to Trier St. Peter "per manus trium nobilium virorum Gundolphi de Bruneshore, Cononis de Mailberch et Alberonis fratris eius" by charter dated 1098, witnessed by “...chorepiscopus Bruno de Mailberch...[126]

 

2.         GOTTFRIED von Malberg (-after 29 Nov 1103).  "Laici: Reinbolt et Gerlach de Isinburh, Godefrid de Madelberhc..." witnessed the charter dated 29 Nov 1103 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier granted privileges to Stift Münster-Meinfeld[127]

 

 

Two brothers, the chronology suggests that they were sons of either Kuno [I] or Adalbero [II] von Malberg: 

1.         KUNO [II] von Malberg (-after 1114).  "...Cono de Madelberc..." witnessed the charter dated 1114 under which "Friderunis de Chunz" donated property to St. Euchar[128].  "...Cuno de Madelberg et frater eius Folco..." witnessed the charter dated 1114 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier donated property “in Liemena” to his cathedral[129]

2.         FOLCO de Malberg (-after 1119).  "...Cuno de Madelberg et frater eius Folco..." witnessed the charter dated 1114 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier donated property “in Liemena” to his cathedral[130].  "Laici: Walram comes de Arlon, Reinbald de Isinburk, Folko de Madelberk..." witnessed the charter dated 1119 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier donated “in villa Bachrecha...decimis” to Köln St. Andreas[131]

 

 

The precise family relationships of the following three persons have not been ascertained: 

1.         KUNO [III] de Malberg (-after 1169).  "...Cuono de Malberc..." witnessed the charter dated 1140 under which Alberto Archbishop of Trier confirmed donations to Trier St. Maria[132].  "...Reimbaldus de Isenburg, Cuno de Malber" witnessed the charter dated 4 Jan 1147 under which Konrad III King of Germany settled a dispute between Albero Archbishop of Trier and Henri Comte de Namur concerning St. Maximin abbey[133].  "...Cono de Maleberch..." witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which Hillin Archbishop of Trier acknowledged the rights of the Grafen von Sayn[134].  "...Sifridus comes de Vianna, Arnoldus de Sercha, Cuno de Malberg..." witnessed the charter dated 29 Oct 1156 under which Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Arnstein abbey[135].  "...Cuno de Malberc, Wiricus de Bettingen, Arnoldus de Seric..." witnessed the charter dated 6 Jan 1157 under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed St. Maximin abbey to Hillin Archbishop of Köln[136].  Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed various donations to Kloster Claustrum, including “terras...in Rodebush consensu Chononis de Malberh” and donations of “usuaria ...in Honcheit” made by "comes Conradus et Fulcho de Malberch et Theobaldus de Bettingen et Henricus de Kerpene", by charter dated 1157[137].  "...Gerlacus comes de Veldenze, Cuno de Malberch..." witnessed the charter dated 9 Mar 1158 which records an exchange of property between Worms Cathedral and Hillin Archbishop of Trier[138].  "...Emicho comes de Veldenza, Cuno de Malberch..." witnessed the charter dated Jun 1159 under which Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed the rights of St. Euchar abbey[139]

 

2.         KUNO [IV] von Malberg (-after 1174).  "...iunior Cuno de Malberch..." witnessed the charter dated 1169 under which Henri Comte de Luxembourg confirmed property of Kloster Claustrum[140].  "Sifridus comes de Vienna advocatus ecclesie, Fredericus frater ipsius comes de Salmene, Cuno de Hure, Cuno de Malberch…" witnessed the charter dated 1171 under which Robert Abbot of Prüm incorporated Jüsten in the abbey’s properties[141].  "Chono de Malberch, Wirricus Mafredus et Henricus de Numagia…" witnessed the charter dated 1174 under which Arnold Archbishop of Trier confirmed the agreement between “Theodericus Friderici de Ponte filius” and Kloster Himmelrode concerning “ville Cordule...decima[142]

 

3.         ADALHARD von Malberg (-after [1169]).  "Iohannes...ecclesie s. Petri Treuiris decanus et archidiaconus" confirmed that “bone memorie Theodericus cognatus meus de Broch” had donated “censum...pro manso Bovonis” to Kloster Klaustrum, with the consent of “uxoris sue Ide et filiorum suorum Theoderici et Godefridi” who confirmed the donation the day of his burial, by charter dated to [1169] witnessed by “...Alardus de Malberch...[143]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified.  Their different geographical epithets suggest that they may not have shared the same father: 

1.         RUDOLF [I] von Malberg (-[1204/09]).  "Luthewicus miles...de Dudensuelt et uxor sua Ida" donated land “in...Ernistbure” to St. Thomas, later confirmed by “Radolfo de Mathelberch, Nicolao de Bettingen”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1185[144].  "Luthewicus Treuerensium civis et advocatus..." sold property to St. Thomas by charter dated 1186 in the presence of “Radolfo de Mathelberch et Heinrico fratre eius de Burensheim[145].  "Laicis: Godefrido comite de Virnburch, Reinbaldo et Gerlaco de Ysenburch, Rudolpho de Malberch" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier restored property to Stift Carden[146].  Epternach abbey requested Emperor Heinrich VI to intervene relating to exchange of property with the archbishopric of Trier, naming "domnus Brunicho de Malberch et domnus Rudolfus" among donors[147].  "Rudolfus de Malberc, Didericus de Bruch, Henricus de Dune, Fridericus de Merle, Jacobus de Dune..." witnessed the charter dated to [1191/96] under which Johann Archbishop of Trier mortgaged property to “Wernhero de Bonlanden[148].  “Nobiles: Johannes de Moncleir, Rodulfus de Malberch, Tirricus de Bruche...” witnessed the charter dated 1200 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier donated “ecclesie de Peirla...cum jus patronatus ecclesie de Oftendinc” to his church[149]Herr von Malberg.  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster St Thomas an der Kyll of property "in Yrsowe…[et] ius patronatus in ecclesia de Nidenbuch" made by "Rodulfus dominus castri de Malberch…et uxor eius Ida", in the presence of "genero suo Theoderico de Are et filia sua Agnete uxore prefati Th", by charter dated 1204[150]m (after [1169]) as her second husband, IDA, widow of DIETRICH [I] von Broich, daughter of --- (-after 1204).  "Iohannes...ecclesie s. Petri Treuiris decanus et archidiaconus" confirmed that “bone memorie Theodericus cognatus meus de Broch” had donated “censum...pro manso Bovonis” to Kloster Klaustrum, with the consent of “uxoris sue Ide et filiorum suorum Theoderici et Godefridi” who confirmed the donation the day of his burial, by charter dated to [1169][151].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of property at Auenheim made to Kloster Rolandswerth by "domina Uda de Brucha et filii eius Theodericus, Euerwinus, Herimannus et domina Aleidis" by charter dated 1187[152].  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster St Thomas an der Kyll of property "in Yrsowe…[et] ius patronatus in ecclesia de Nidenbuch" made by "Rodulfus dominus castri de Malberch…et uxor eius Ida", in the presence of "genero suo Theoderico de Are et filia sua Agnete uxore prefati Th", by charter dated 1204[153].  The co-identity of the wife of Rudolf von Malberg and the mother of Dietrich [II] von Broich is confirmed by the charter dated Jun 1230 under which [her daughter] "Agnes domina de Malberch" pledged "decimam in Ruzporth et Wolkene" to the archbishop of Trier, witnessed by "Theoderico marito meo, Theoderico fratre meo de Bruche…"[154].  Rudolf [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         AGNES von Malberg (-after 1239).  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster St Thomas an der Kyll of property "in Yrsowe…[et] ius patronatus in ecclesia de Nidenbuch" made by "Rodulfus dominus castri de Malberch…et uxor eius Ida", in the presence of "genero suo Theoderico de Are et filia sua Agnete uxore prefati Th", by charter dated 1204[155].  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed that "Simon de Ettering vir nobilis" renounced “ecclesiam de Lonniche”, held from “domina Agnes de Malberch” and with her consent, by charter dated 1209, witnessed by “...Henricus et Euerhardus fratres de Malberch, Theodericus predicte Agnetis maritus[156].  "Theodericus et Agnes domini de Mailberch" donated property "ad me Agnetem…ex paterna hereditate…Nydenburch et Wych" to Kloster St Thomas by charter dated 1224[157].  "Agnes domina de Malberch" pledged "decimam in Ruzporth et Wolkene" to the archbishop of Trier by charter dated Jun 1230, witnessed by "Theoderico marito meo, Theoderico fratre meo de Bruche…"[158].  "Agnes domina de Malberch" pledged property in Ehlenz, Stedem and Hinkel, with the consent of "Theoderici mariti mei", by charter dated Nov 1233[159].  "Theodericus et Agnes de Malberch" renounced claims to property of Himmerode abbey by charter dated 1239[160]m (before 1204) DIETRICH von Ahr, son of GERHARD Graf von Ahr & his wife Antigone --- (-after 1239).  Herr von Malberg

2.         HEINRICH von Burensheim (-after 1186).  "Luthewicus Treuerensium civis et advocatus..." sold property to St. Thomas by charter dated 1186 in the presence of “Radolfo de Mathelberch et Heinrico fratre eius de Burensheim[161]

 

 

Two brothers.  Parents not identified, but their presence as witnesses in the 1209 charter quoted below suggests that they were closely related to Rudolf [I] von Malberg: 

1.         HEINRICH von Malberg (-after 1209).  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed that "Simon de Ettering vir nobilis" renounced “ecclesiam de Lonniche”, held from “domina Agnes de Malberch” and with her consent, by charter dated 1209, witnessed by “...Henricus et Euerhardus fratres de Malberch, Theodericus predicte Agnetis maritus[162]

2.         EBERHARD von Malberg (-after 1209).  Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed that "Simon de Ettering vir nobilis" renounced “ecclesiam de Lonniche”, held from “domina Agnes de Malberch” and with her consent, by charter dated 1209, witnessed by “...Henricus et Euerhardus fratres de Malberch, Theodericus predicte Agnetis maritus[163]

 

 

The precise relationship between the following individuals and the main Malberg family has not been ascertained.  Their inheritance of the Herrschaft von Malberg suggests descent from a younger brother of Rudolf [I] Herr von Malberg (see above). 

 

1.         RUDOLF [II] von Malberg (-after 10 Aug 1257).  Herr von Malberg.  “Rodolfus dominus de Mailberg” confirmed the rights of Himmelrode abbey in “in silva de Hoenscheid” which had been donated by “predecessorum nostrorum dominorum de Mailberg” by charter dated 2 Oct 1240, witnessed by “nobilibus viris domino [...W.] de Meysinburch, Gerardo et Odone fratribus de Esch, de Bruche...” (the same charter is dated 2 Oct 1260 later in the compilation)[164].  “Walterus de Arinderoth et uxor mea Elisabeth et filii nostri Theodericus, Richardus, Walterus et Brunichu necnon et filia nostra Elisabeth” sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243, sealed by “domini Theoderici de Bruche et domini Rudolfi de Malberch[165].  “Rodulfus dominus de Malberch” confirmed the allegiance of “homines advocatie mee de Bethinvelt et Meruelt” to Himmelrode by charter dated 10 Aug 1257, in the presence of “domino Willikino et domino Richardo de Manderscheit...[166]

 

2.         ANNA [von Malberg] (-[Jun 1272/25 Jun 1274]).  “Fridericus miles seu dominus de Riferscheyt et domina Anna uxor eius” sold property “apud villam de Leye” to Marienstadt abbey by charter dated Jun 1272[167].  “Fridericus dictus de Reuerscheit dominus de Malberg” confirmed property of Himmelrode abbey, for the soul of “Anne felicis memorie quondam uxoris nostre”, by charter dated 25 Jun 1274[168].  Her husband’s inheritance of the Herrschaft von Malberg, with which no earlier connection has been found in the Reifferscheid family, suggests that he could have been Herr von Malberg de iure uxoris.  If that is correct, it is likely that Anna was the heiress of Rudolf [II] Herr von Malberg.  No primary source has been identified which confirms the family relationship between them.  m FRIEDRICH [II] von Reifferscheid, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Reifferscheid & his wife Jutta von Isenburg-Kempenich (-[8 Apr 1277/17 Jan 1281]).  Herr von Malberg, maybe de iure uxoris

-        HERREN von MALBERG (REIFFERSCHEID)

 

 

No primary source has been identified which confirms the relationship between the following family group and the preceding Malberg families.  From a chronological point of view, it appears possible that Kuno [V] was the same person as either Kuno [III] von Malberg or Kuno [IV] von Malberg who are named above. 

 

1.         KUNO [V] “Magnus” .  He is named as father of Bruno in the charter dated 1206 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Kuno’s wife is not known.  Kuno [V] & his wife had two children: 

a)         BRUNICHO von Malberg (-before 1206).  He is named as son of Cono and father of Friedrich in the charter dated 1206 quoted below.  Epternach abbey requested Emperor Heinrich VI to intervene relating to exchange of property with the archbishopric of Trier, naming "domnus Brunicho de Malberch et domnus Rudolfus" among donors[169].  "...Brunicho de Malberch et Merbodo frater eius..." witnessed the charter dated 1195 under which Gottfried Abbot of Wadgassen and Ludwig Graf von Saarwerden reached agreement concerning “advocatiam de Rorbach[170]m ---.  The name of Brunicho’s wife is not known.  Brunicho & his wife had one child: 

i)          FRIEDRICH von Malberg (-after 1218).  “Arnoldus de Rupe, Theodericus de Brughe, Henricus de Manderscheid” settled a dispute between Himmelrode abbey and “Fridericum filium Bruniconis de Malberg...et patruus suus Merbodo” concerning “jus advocatie super...Harth et de Vallibus et de Septem fontibus”, specifying that the dispute had persisted since “tempore felicis recordationis Arnoldi archiepiscopi” and “Cono cognomento magnus...pater Bruniconis et avus hujus Friderici”, by charter dated 1206[171].  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier issued another charter dated 24 Nov 1212 relating to the dispute between Himmelrode and “Merbodonem et Fridericum nepotem suum de Malberch” concerning “advocatie...de Vallibus, de Hart et de Septem fontibus[172].  “Merbodo de Malberch et Fridericus nepos meus” confirmed an exchange of property by charter dated 1218[173]

b)         MERBODO von Malberg (-after 1218).  "...Brunicho de Malberch et Merbodo frater eius..." witnessed the charter dated 1195 under which Gottfried Abbot of Wadgassen and Ludwig Graf von Saarwerden reached agreement concerning “advocatiam de Rorbach[174].  “Arnoldus de Rupe, Theodericus de Brughe, Henricus de Manderscheid” settled a dispute between Himmelrode abbey and “Fridericum filium Bruniconis de Malberg...et patruus suus Merbodo” concerning “jus advocatie super...Harth et de Vallibus et de Septem fontibus”, specifying that the dispute had persisted since “tempore felicis recordationis Arnoldi archiepiscopi” and “Cono cognomento magnus...pater Bruniconis et avus hujus Friderici”, by charter dated 1206[175].  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier issued another charter dated 24 Nov 1212 relating to the dispute between Himmelrode and “Merbodonem et Fridericum nepotem suum de Malberch” concerning “advocatie...de Vallibus, de Hart et de Septem fontibus[176].  “Merbodo de Malberch et Fridericus nepos meus” confirmed an exchange of property by charter dated 1218[177]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         BRUNICHO von Malberg (-[1263/70])Herr von Malberg.  Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine acknowledged that “dominum Brunique et dominum Cononem de Maberc fratres, tamquam de manuburnia” had sworn homage for “feodo” held by “Brunikes dominus de Faukemont” by charter dated 29 Dec 1238[178].  “Hugo comes de Parva Petra” sold “castrum meum d’Espizemberc” and his interests in “ecclesiis...sancti Deodati, Mediani monasterii et d’Estivay”, providing for “Johatam uxorem meam”, in the presence of “domini Cunoni de Fenstenges et domini Bruniconis fratris sui” to whom the duke granted Spitzenberg, by charter dated 4 Aug 1246[179]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Brunicho’s wife has not been identified.  Brunicho & his wife had children: 

a)         HUGO von Vinstingen (-after 1304).  Herr von Vinstingen.  “Hugo miles et Johannes armiger domini de Vinstingen...consanguineorum” sold “castrum...in Maylberg cum villis...Sutze, Stadevelt et Alue” to Trier, with the consent of “Gerlaci consanguinei nostri”, by charter dated 11 Jan 1279[180]m KATHARINA von Zweibrücken, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes von Eberstein.  “Henricus comes Geminipontis” recorded the homage sworn by “Hugonem de Fenestingen generum nostrum...Katerina filia nostra uxor eius”, with the consent of “Symonis, Everardi et Walerami filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1275[181]

-        HERREN von VINSTINGEN[182]

2.         KUNO von Malberg (-[1259/62])Herr von Malberg.  Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine acknowledged that “dominum Brunique et dominum Cononem de Maberc fratres, tamquam de manuburnia” had sworn homage for “feodo” held by “Brunikes dominus de Faukemont” by charter dated 29 Dec 1238[183].  Seigneur de Fénétranges [Vinstingen]: “Hugo comes de Parva Petra” sold “castrum meum d’Espizemberc” and his interests in “ecclesiis...sancti Deodati, Mediani monasterii et d’Estivay”, providing for “Johatam uxorem meam”, in the presence of “domini Cunoni de Fenstenges et domini Bruniconis fratris sui” to whom the duke granted Spitzenberg, by charter dated 4 Aug 1246[184]m --- von Leiningen, daughter of FRIEDRICH [III] von Saarbrücken Graf von Leiningen & his [first] wife [Agnes von Eberstein].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Kuno & his wife had children: 

a)         BRUNO von Vinstingen .  He is named in the charter of his son dated 1285 (see below), which also indicates his parentage.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Bruno’s wife has not been identified.  Bruno & his wife had one child: 

i)          GERLACH von Vinstingen .  “Hugo miles et Johannes armiger domini de Vinstingen...consanguineorum” sold “castrum...in Maylberg cum villis...Sutze, Stadevelt et Alue” to Trier, with the consent of “Gerlaci consanguinei nostri”, by charter dated 11 Jan 1279[185].  “Gerlacus de Vinstingen natus Brunonis domini de Vinstingen” confirmed the sale of “castri de Mailberg et advocatie de Wittelich” to Trier by “patruo meo Johanne ac Hugone meo consanguineo militibus dominis de Vinstingen” by charter dated 1285[186]

b)         JOHANN von Vinstingen .  Herr von Vinstingen.  “Hugo miles et Johannes armiger domini de Vinstingen...consanguineorum” sold “castrum...in Maylberg cum villis...Sutze, Stadevelt et Alue” to Trier, with the consent of “Gerlaci consanguinei nostri”, by charter dated 11 Jan 1279[187]

-        HERREN von VINSTINGEN[188]

 

 

The family relationship between the following individuals and the main Malberg family has not been ascertained.  The name Brunicho indicates that they were probably related to the family of Kuno [V] von Malberg. 

 

1.         WALTER von Malberg (-after 1243).  “Walterus de Arinderoth et uxor mea Elisabeth et filii nostri Theodericus, Richardus, Walterus et Brunichu necnon et filia nostra Elisabeth” sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243, sealed by “domini Theoderici de Bruche et domini Rudolfi de Malberch[189].  The abbess of Kloster St. Thomas confirmed that “Walterus nobilis homo miles de Malberch...acedente tam coniugis quam filiorum et filiarum suarum” had sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243[190]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 1243).  “Walterus de Arinderoth et uxor mea Elisabeth et filii nostri Theodericus, Richardus, Walterus et Brunichu necnon et filia nostra Elisabeth” sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243[191].  Walter & his wife had five children: 

a)         DIETRICH .  “Walterus de Arinderoth et uxor mea Elisabeth et filii nostri Theodericus, Richardus, Walterus et Brunichu necnon et filia nostra Elisabeth” sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243[192]

b)         RICHARD .  “Walterus de Arinderoth et uxor mea Elisabeth et filii nostri Theodericus, Richardus, Walterus et Brunichu necnon et filia nostra Elisabeth” sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243[193]

c)         WALTER .  “Walterus de Arinderoth et uxor mea Elisabeth et filii nostri Theodericus, Richardus, Walterus et Brunichu necnon et filia nostra Elisabeth” sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243[194]

d)         BRUNICHO .  “Walterus de Arinderoth et uxor mea Elisabeth et filii nostri Theodericus, Richardus, Walterus et Brunichu necnon et filia nostra Elisabeth” sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243[195]

e)         ELISABETH .  “Walterus de Arinderoth et uxor mea Elisabeth et filii nostri Theodericus, Richardus, Walterus et Brunichu necnon et filia nostra Elisabeth” sold “decimam...in Arinderoth” to Kloster St. Thomas by charter dated 1243[196]

 

2.         JOHANN von Malberg (-after 25 Apr 1254).  "Jutta relicta bone memorie domini Johanni de Beydebure" confirmed the agreement between "dominum et maritum meum et fratrem meum Gerhardum dominum de Kempinich" regarding property “in Budindorp” by charter dated 25 Apr 1254, witnessed by “...F. dominus de Blankinheym, F. dominus de Sleyde, H. dominus de Rifirscheit, G. dominus de Dollendorp”, sealed by “Fredericus dominus de Milindunc et Johannes de Moylberch[197]

 

 

FRIEDRICH [II] von Reifferscheid, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Reifferscheid & his wife Jutta von Isenburg-Kempenich (-[8 Apr 1277/17 Jan 1281]).  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" by charter dated 1258[198].  Herr von Bedbur.  “Friderich der herre van Beddebure” confirmed that he and his heirs had been granted citizenship of Köln by charter dated 31 Aug 1264, witnessed by “her Wilhelm der greue van Gulege, her Wilhelm der herre van Vrenze, her Harpern der Herre van Louenberg, her Ruthgeir der vait van Kolne, her Wernere van me Rode...[199].  “Fridericus miles seu dominus de Riferscheyt et domina Anna uxor eius” sold property “apud villam de Leye” to Marienstadt abbey by charter dated Jun 1272[200]Herr von Malberg, maybe de iure uxoris.  “Fridericus dictus de Reuerscheit dominus de Malberg” confirmed property of Himmelrode abbey, for the soul of “Anne felicis memorie quondam uxoris nostre”, by charter dated 25 Jun 1274[201]"Theodericus dominus de Bruka” confirmed that Camp abbey owned certain property, with the consent of “domine Agnetis matris nostre...Burchardi, Frederici, Walrami et Adolfi fratrum...et sororum nostrarum...Agnetis, Sophie et Adale”, by charter dated 19 Nov 1274, sealed by “domini nostri Adolfi comitis de Monte necnon viri nobilis Frederici domini de Ripersceyt[202].  “Fridericus dictus de Rypherscheit dominus de Malberch” renounced property exchanged property exchanged by “predecessor noster dominus Rudolfus quondam dominus de Malberch” in favour of Himmelrode abbey by charter dated 13 Jul 1275[203].  “Jutte vrowe van Bethbure” renounced rights over vines inherited from “die grevinne Mechtilt...zu Seyne” in favour of “Frideriche van Rypherscheit mime sone” by charter dated 1276[204].  "…Fridericus et Henricus frater eius de Ryferscheyt…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[205].  “Fredericus dominus de Bedebure...Henricus et Johannes de Riferscheyt fratres predicti Frederici...cum matre nostra...Johannes iunior frater...cum matre nostra” donated property to Kloster Campen, with the consent of “matris necnon...et fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated Dec 1276[206]

m ANNA [von Malberg], daughter of --- (-[Jun 1272/25 Jun 1274]).  “Fridericus miles seu dominus de Riferscheyt et domina Anna uxor eius” sold property “apud villam de Leye” to Marienstadt abbey by charter dated Jun 1272[207].  “Fridericus dictus de Reuerscheit dominus de Malberg” confirmed property of Himmelrode abbey, for the soul of “Anne felicis memorie quondam uxoris nostre”, by charter dated 25 Jun 1274[208].  Her husband’s inheritance of the Herrschaft von Malberg, with which no earlier connection has been found in the Reifferscheid family, suggests that he could have been Herr von Malberg de iure uxoris.  If that is correct, it is likely that Anna was the heiress of Rudolf [II] Herr von Malberg.  No primary source has been identified which confirms the family relationship between them. 

Friedrich [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         JOHANN von Reifferscheid (-[18 Sep 1302/14 Dec 1304]).  "Johannes de Beddeburc, et Johannes de Moylberg, filius quondam domini Fryderici de Ryferscheit militis" confirmed that, if "ex parte filiorum fratris mei Johannis de Beddeburc, videlicet fratrum meorum Johannis de Moylberg predicti, qui adhuc ad annos nondum pervenerunt", the Teutonic Knights at Gürath would hold “foresta...Greuenvorst”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1281[209]Herr von Malberg"Johannes nobilis vir dominus de Riferscheit miles” granted jurisdiction previously exercised by Camp abbey to “villam parochialem de Ouwenheim”, with the consent of “Cunegundis uxoris nostre”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1290, sealed by “nepotis nostri nobilis viri Johannis domini de Mailberg[210].  “Johannes dominus de Riferscheit et Kunegundis...coniux nostra cum Johanne filio nostro primogenito” donated property “in villa de Dreisse apud Reinbach” to Steinfeld abbey, and agreed to obtain the consent of “consanguinei nostri de Kempenich dominus Theodericus et frater suus Symon necnon et Johannes de Mailberg et frater suus Rudolfus”, by charter dated 20 Mar 1293[211]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Johann’s wife has not been identified.  Johann & his wife had four children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH von Malberg (-after 1326).  “Rudolphus de Reifferscheid dominus de Mylendunck, Fridericus Joannes et Henricus filii bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri domini Joannis de Reifferscheit militis quondam domini de Mailberch” confirmed that “Rudolphus de consensu...dominæ Aleydis uxoris nostræ ac Friderici nostri primogeniti et...Fridericus, Joannes et Henricus prædicti” had donated property “in districtu nobilis viri domini Joannis domini de Reifferscheidt militis”, to which “domina Aleyde uxore nostri Rudolphi...et Gerardo de Stumbele milite cum Anna eius uxore nostra filia” renounced rights, to Campen by undated charter[212].  “Friederich van Rifferscheit heirre van Maelberg...Kolne Burgere” granted protection to the city of Köln by charter dated 14 Dec 1304[213]

b)         JOHANN von Malberg .  “Rudolphus de Reifferscheid dominus de Mylendunck, Fridericus Joannes et Henricus filii bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri domini Joannis de Reifferscheit militis quondam domini de Mailberch” confirmed that “Rudolphus de consensu...dominæ Aleydis uxoris nostræ ac Friderici nostri primogeniti et...Fridericus, Joannes et Henricus prædicti” had donated property “in districtu nobilis viri domini Joannis domini de Reifferscheidt militis”, to which “domina Aleyde uxore nostri Rudolphi...et Gerardo de Stumbele milite cum Anna eius uxore nostra filia” renounced rights, to Campen by undated charter[214]

c)         HEINRICH von Malberg (-after 1363).  “Rudolphus de Reifferscheid dominus de Mylendunck, Fridericus Joannes et Henricus filii bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri domini Joannis de Reifferscheit militis quondam domini de Mailberch” confirmed that “Rudolphus de consensu...dominæ Aleydis uxoris nostræ ac Friderici nostri primogeniti et...Fridericus, Joannes et Henricus prædicti” had donated property “in districtu nobilis viri domini Joannis domini de Reifferscheidt militis”, to which “domina Aleyde uxore nostri Rudolphi...et Gerardo de Stumbele milite cum Anna eius uxore nostra filia” renounced rights, to Campen by undated charter[215]Herr von Malberg.  “Henricus armiger dominus de Mailberch et Yrmengardis de Manderscheit coniuges necnon Johannes frater dicti Henrici” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Kloster Himmelrode by charter dated 22 Jul 1322, subscribed by “...domini Wilhelmi de Manderscheit soceri mei[216]m IRMGARD von Manderscheid, daughter of WILHELM Herr von Manderscheid & his wife ---.  “Henricus armiger dominus de Mailberch et Yrmengardis de Manderscheit coniuges necnon Johannes frater dicti Henrici” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Kloster Himmelrode by charter dated 22 Jul 1322, subscribed by “...domini Wilhelmi de Manderscheit soceri mei[217].  Heinrich & his wife had children: 

-        HERREN von MALBERG[218]

d)         ANNA von Malberg (-after 11 Aug 1313).  “Lodowicus dictus Walpode de novo castro vir nobilis miles et Anna filia nobilis viri quondam domini Johannis militis domini de Maylbergh uxor...Lodowici eiusdem...” confirmed a donation to Camp abbey made by “dominus Rodolfus de Riferscheyt miles dominus de Milendunc” by charter dated 11 Aug 1313[219]m LUDWIG Walpode von Neuerburg, son of --- (-[1339/42]). 

2.         RUDOLF von Reifferscheid (-16 Apr 1329).  “Johannes dominus de Riferscheit et Kunegundis...coniux nostra cum Johanne filio nostro primogenito” donated property “in villa de Dreisse apud Reinbach” to Steinfeld abbey, and agreed to obtain the consent of “consanguinei nostri de Kempenich dominus Theodericus et frater suus Symon necnon et Johannes de Mailberg et frater suus Rudolfus”, by charter dated 20 Mar 1293[220].  Herr von Millendonk, maybe de iure uxoris

-        HERREN von MILLENDONK (REIFFERSCHEID)

3.         HEINRICH von Malberg .  "Rudolphus miles de Ryferscheit ac dominus de Mylendunc" sold “bona mea de Wurme” to “nobili viro domino de Hensberg”, naming as fiduciaries “dominum Gerardum comitem Juliacensem, Johannem dominum de Ryferscheit patruum meum, Henricum fratrem meum de Moylsberg...”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1302[221]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN von BLIESGAU, GRAFEN von BLIESCASTEL, GRAFEN von HÜNEBURG

 

 

The county of Bliesgau lay east of the Saargau around the river Blies which joins the river Saar at Sarreguemines, at present a town in northern Lorraine on the border with Germany.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Blesitchowa…Sarachowa superior…" to King Ludwig[222].  In the mid-10th century, the counties of Bliesgau and upper Saargau were administered by the Folmar family. 

 

The name “Bliescastel” later used by this family represents a compound of “Blies” and “Castel”, the latter being a castle at Saarburg which was acquired by the family. 

 

 

1.         EHRENFRIED (-after 14 Jun 904).  "Matronæ Hildildæ" donated property to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 20 Dec 866 which names "Irimifridus et Sigiricus comites necnon et Guntbertus atque Hadabaldus"[223]Graf von Bliesgau.  "Adalgardi comitis, Erinfridi comitis, Cristiani comitis" signed the charter dated 1 Oct 877 under which "Liutharius" donated property "in pago Lobodense in villare Husa…Sahssenheim…" to Lorsch[224].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records a donation dated "877 Kal Oct" by "Liutharii" which is signed by "…Erinfridi comitis…"[225].  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in pago Bliesiggowe in comitatu Ereinfridi" to "nobili viro Folcwin" by charter dated 13 Jun 888[226].  Theotelach Bishop of Worms confirmed the donation of property "in pagis Wormatiensi et Nachogoue et in comitatu Werinharii comitis in villa…Ingelesheim" to Kloster St Cyriacus made by "Erinfrido comiti et Aldagundæ per manum Notingi nostri advocati" by charter dated 10 Feb 891[227]Comte de Charpeigne: King Zwentibold donated property "in pago Uirdunensi in comitatu Rihuuini atque in pago Scarmis in comitatu Irenfridi capellam…Acei" to the monks of St Mihiel by charter dated 14 Aug 895[228].  A charter dated 14 Jun 904 records an agreement between Hatto Archbishop of Mainz and the abbot of Riamnis "in manum…suique advocati Burkardi…comitis" relating to property "in locis Wilheim, Pisinga et Vosinga", signed by "Adelbertus comes, Arnolfus comes, Cunradus comes, Erinfridus comes, Liutfridus comes"[229].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records an exchange of property between "Hattonis archiepiscopi et abbatis de Riamnis" dated "904 XVIII Kal Iul" witnessed by "…Erinfridus comes…"[230].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[231] , Ehrenfried was the father of Eberhard [I] Graf von Bonn (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY).  The primary source which confirms this suggestion has not yet been identified.  Considering the geographical distance between Bliesgau and Charpeigne (in the central part of the duchy of Upper Lotharingia) and Bonngau (in Lower Lotharingia), there must be some doubt about whether it is correct.  m ADALGUNDE, daughter of ---.  Theotelach Bishop of Worms confirmed the donation of property "in pagis Wormatiensi et Nachogoue et in comitatu Werinharii comitis in villa…Ingelesheim" to Kloster St Cyriacus made by "Erinfrido comiti et Aldagundæ per manum Notingi nostri advocati" by charter dated 10 Feb 891[232].  "Arnolfus…imperator augustus" made a donation to Worms cathedral of land in "Alceia et Scafphuson et Uluenesheim et Rogkenhuson" previously owned by "Erinfridi comitis et Adalgunde sue coniugis" by charter dated 9 Jun 897[233]

 

 

1.         ODACRE [Odoacar] (-after [901/02])Graf von Bliesgau: Robert Bishop of Metz granted property "in pago Blesinsi in comitatu Odacri comitis in villa…Letoltingos…" to Kloster Neumünster by charter dated 17 Feb 893[234].  King Zwentibold donated property of "…Odacrus…comes in pago Treuerens" to St Maximin, Trier by charter dated 28 Jan 897[235]Regino records that in 897 "Stephanus, Odacar, Gerardus et Matfridus comites" had their honours confiscated, and the reconciliation of "Stephanus, Gerhardus et Matfridus" with King Zwentibold soon after[236].  Regino records that in 898 Zwentibold King of Lotharingia banished "Reginarium ducem…sibi fidissimum et unicum consiliarium" who went with "Odacro comite et quibusdam aliis, cum mulieribus et parvulis" to "Durfos" (near "Mosa fluvius") where they were besieged[237]Regino names "Odacar comes" in 899[238]Comte d'Ardenne 901-902.  His name suggests a family connection with Baudouin Count of Flanders whose father bore the same name. 

 

 

1.         FOLMAR [III] (-[994/95]).  The abbot of Gorze ratified acquisitions at “Flammereshem in Wormatie” by charter dated 14 Sep 977, subscribed by “…Folmeri comitis…[239]Graf im Bliesgau: "Otto…imperator augustus" made donations "in regno Lothariensi…Ernustesvuilere in pago Bliesichgoue in comitatu Volcmari comitis" to the Kloster St Gorgonius at Gorze in accordance with the last wishes of "Cunradus filius Ruodolfi quondam comitis" killed in battle with the Sarracens, by charter dated 26 Sep 982[240].  "Theodericus Dux, Folmarus Comes…" witnessed the charter dated 990 under which Hermann Bishop of Metz recorded the translation of St Clement to Metz[241]m BERTHA, sister of BERENGAR Chorbishop of Trier, daughter of --- (-after 996).  "Berta" donated property "in villa Rodena sita in pago Sarensi in comitatu Waldrauingensi" to St Ludwin in Metlach naming "defuncti coniugis mei Volkmeri" by charter dated 995 witnessed by "Wetel comes et nepos eius Wetel…"[242].  "Domna Berta, viri illustris Volcmari comitis relicta" donated property "in pago Moselensi in comitatu Waldeleuinga cui Gisilbertus comes…villa Mudenfert" to St Maximin, Trier "per manum advocati nostri comitis Henrici" naming "Beringerum fratrum suum S Treurice sedis corepiscopum" by charter dated 996 witnessed by "Friderich comes"[243].  Folmar [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         [FOLMAR [IV] (-1026 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He founded St Rémy at Lunéville.] 

-        see below.   

b)         [STEFAN (-12 Mar 995).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Toul 994.  The Gesta Episcoporum Tullensium records that “domnus Stephanus...nobili Parisiensium stirpe editus de Lineri villa” [Luneville] succeeded as bishop of Toul, held office “anno...et semis”, died “IV Id Mar...apud Bodonis monasterium” and was buried “apud Medianense cœnobium[244].] 

c)         [RICHILDE .  This origin is suggested by the charter dated 1076 under which Pibon Bishop of Toul granted privileges to the priory of Laître sous Amance, founded by "comitissæ Sophiæ", in which she declared that the castle of Amance belonged to "Theodericus dux, comitissæ avus" who had inherited it from "comiti Folmaro in Asmantia"[245].  No other primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has yet been identified.  m THIERRY I Duke of Upper Lotharingia, son of FREDERIC I Duke of Upper Lotharingia & his wife Beatrix de France ([962/72]-11 Apr 1027).] 

 

 

FOLMAR [IV], son of [FOLMAR [III] Graf im Bliesgau & his wife Bertha ---] (-1026 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ Sancti Georgii Lunarensis records that "comes Folmarus senex" founded the monastery of Saint-Rémy at Lunéville[246]

m GERBERGE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[247], she was possibly Gerberge de Verdun, daughter of Godefroi "der Gefangene" Comte de Verdun & his wife Mechtild of Saxony [Billung] but the basis for this speculation is not known. 

Graf Folmar [IV] & his wife had three children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED [I] (-before 1056).  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ Sancti Georgii Lunarensis records that "comes Folmarus et Godefridus" donated property "ad Consengis" for the soul of "patris sui Folmari"[248].  "Godefridus et Hermannus Francorum Comites Catholici" installed nuns at Saint-Rémy de Lunéville by charter dated 1034[249]m JUDITH, daughter of ---.  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ Sancti Georgii Lunarensis records that "comes Godefridus" donated property "apud Priviliacum" and "comitissa Iudith" gave property "ad Bovengis"[250].  The source does not specify that Judith was the wife of Gottfried but this is a reasonable interpretation as the wife of Gottfried's brother Folmar is specified, and no other donor is named in the passage.  Graf Gottfried [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         FOLMAR [VI] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Metz.  1055/75.  m SUANEHILDE, daughter of --- (-before 1075).  Graf Folmar [V] & his wife had two children: 

i)          FOLMAR [VII] (-25 Jun 1111, bur Lixheim).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Metz, Huneburg et Lunéville.  He founded Lixheim in 1107. 

-         GRAFEN von METZ

ii)         GOTTFRIED [III] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Bliesgau.  1075/98. 

-         GRAFEN von BLIESCASTEL

b)         GOTTFRIED [II] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Vogt von Neuweiler.  1065/70.  . 

2.         HERMANN [I] (-after 1034).  "Godefridus et Hermannus Francorum Comites Catholici" installed nuns at Saint-Rémy de Lunéville by charter dated 1034[251]

3.         FOLMAR [V] (-after 1075).  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ Sancti Georgii Lunarensis records that "comes Folmarus et Godefridus" donated property "ad Consengis" for the soul of "patris sui Folmari"[252].  Graf im Saargau 1065.  m SPANCHILDIS, daughter of ---.  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ Sancti Georgii Lunarensis records that "comes Folmarus" donated property for the soul of "uxoris suæ Spanchildis iacentes ad Marengis"[253].  Graf Folmar & his wife had one child: 

a)         HERMANN [II] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [Vogt von Hornbach 1072/[1100]]. 

 

 

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

 

GOTTFRIED [III], son of FOLMAR [VI] Graf & his wife Suanehilde --- (-1098 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf im Bliesgau.  1075/98.  Emperor Heinrich IV donated the abbey of Hornbach "in pago Blisengowe in comitatu Godefridi" to the church of Speyer by charter dated 1087[254]

m MATHILDE de Luxembourg, daughter of CONRAD I Comte de Luxembourg & his [first wife Ermensende ---].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Guilelmum de Luscelenburg…et Ermensendem…et Mathildem" as children of "Conrado comiti de Luscelenburch" & his wife Ermensende, specifying that Mathilde was "comitissam de Longui et de Homborc et de Castris" and that she was mother of "comitem Folmerum et sorores eius Helvidem, quam habuit comes Gerardus de Reneke dyocesis Herbipolensis et illam qua dux de Bronsviic genuit filiam, que in Sclavia hereditavit"[255], although the Chronicle appears to skip a generation in this account.  It is improbable, from a chronological point of view, that Mathilde was the daughter of Konrad´s wife Clementia, assuming that the latter is the same person as Clementia Gräfin von Gleichberg who is named in charters dated 1141 (see the document LUXEMBOURG).  Considering that Mathilde´s son is named in 1087, it is unlikely that Mathilde herself could have been born much later than [1065].  If that is correct, Clementia would have been a centenarian when she died after 1141, which is unlikely.  It is therefore probable that Mathilde was born from an earlier marriage of her father´s. 

Godefroi & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED [I] (-1127 or after).  Graf von Bliescastel.  1087/1127.  m ---.  Gottfried [I] & his wife had [nine] children: 

a)         FOLMAR [I] (-1179 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildem [de Luscelenburch]" as mother of "comitem Folmerum et sorores eius Helvidem, quam habuit comes Gerardus de Reneke dyocesis Herbipolensis et illam qua dux de Bronsviic genuit filiam, que in Sclavia hereditavit"[256], although the Chronicle appears to skip a generation in this account.  Graf von Bliescastel

-        see below

b)         DIETRICH (-before 1159)Graf von Hüneburg.  Landgraf im (Unter-)Elsass [1135].  m ADELHEID von Habsburg, daughter of OTTO [II] Graf von Habsburg & his wife ---.  A Habsburg genealogy names "Wernherum et Adelheidem de Huneburg" as the children of "Otto"[257].  1155.  Graf Dietrich & his wife had four children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED (-1175 or after)Graf von Hüneburg.  Landgraf im Elsass.  m --- von Werd, daughter of SIGEBERT [II] Graf von Werd. 

ii)         OTTO .  Graf von Hüneburg 1153/1181. 

iii)        DIETRICH (-1182 or after, bur Werschweiler).  Graf von Homburg.  “...Theodoricus comes de Homberc...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[258]

-         GRAFEN und HERREN von HOMBURG[259].  The testament of “Domina Mathildis de Hombourg comitissa”, dated 10 Apr 1195, donated property to “abbati et fratribus Salinæ-vallis” for the soul of “mei sponsi Arnulphi comitis de Hombourg[260]

iv)       daughter. 

c)         GOTTFRIED

d)         GREGOR .  Abbot of Prüm 1171-1179. 

e)         LOTHAR .  1175. 

f)          [daughter ([1130]-[1190]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildem [de Luscelenburch]" as mother of "comitem Folmerum et sorores eius Helvidem, quam habuit comes Gerardus de Reneke dyocesis Herbipolensis et illam qua dux de Bronsviic genuit filiam, que in Sclavia hereditavit"[261], although the Chronicle appears to skip a generation in this account.  The likely birth date of this individual suggests it is unlikely that she was the daughter of Graf Gottfried [I], given the other dates attributed to his children.  Until corroboration of her parentage is found in other sources, the accuracy of Alberic must be considered doubtful.  Jordan clarifies that the name "Ida" attributed to Duke Heinrich's mistress[262] is incorrect, being an error deriving from Origines Guelficæ[263] which, in recopying from the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, miscopied the word "illam" as "Idam"[264]Mistress of HEINRICH “der Löwe” Duke of Saxony [HEINRICH XII Duke of Bavaria], son of HEINRICH X "der Stolze" Duke of Bavaria and Duke of Saxony & his wife Gertrud von Süpplingenburg ([1129/30]-Braunschweig 6 Aug 1195, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).] 

g)         HUGO (-after 1173).  "Folmarus comes de Castro et frater eius Hugo…" witnessed the charter dated 1173 under which Arnold Archbishop of Trier confirmed property to Kloster Himmerode[265]

h)         [FRIEDRICH .  Graf von Saarwerden.  1111/1131.] 

-        GRAFEN von SAARWERDEN

2.         FOLMARGraf von Hüneburg.  1105/1133.  “Counradus Dux de Zaringen, Gotefridus comes palatinus de Calewo, Adelbertus Comes de Lewinstein fratruelis eiusdem Gotefridi palatini, Hugo comes de Tagesburc, Volmarus Comes de Huneburc, Willehelmus Comes de Lucelenburc, Addelbero Comes de Areburc et frater eius Herimannus et ipse Comes Counradus de Horeburc...” witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Emperor Heinrich V [IV] confirmed the foundation of Alpirsbach monastery[266]

3.         [HELWIDE .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildem [de Luscelenburch]" as mother of "comitem Folmerum et sorores eius Helvidem, quam habuit comes Gerardus de Reneke dyocesis Herbipolensis et illam qua dux de Bronsviic genuit filiam, que in Sclavia hereditavit"[267].  As noted above, there appears to be some chronological doubt about the accuracy of this report.  In particular, it is unlikely that the mistress of Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony could have been the sister of the wife of Gerhard Graf von Mainz.  However, assuming that Helwide was a member of the Blieskastel family, it is chronologically probable that she was the sister of Graf Gottfried [I].  m GERHARD Graf von Mainz, son of --- (-after 1106).  1084/1106.] 

 

 

FOLMAR [I] von Bliescastel, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Bliescastel & his wife --- (-1179 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildem [de Luscelenburch]" as mother of "comitem Folmerum et sorores eius Helvidem, quam habuit comes Gerardus de Reneke dyocesis Herbipolensis et illam qua dux de Bronsviic genuit filiam, que in Sclavia hereditavit"[268], although the Chronicle appears to skip a generation in this account.  Graf von Bliescastel.  “Folmarus…comes de Castel…et uxor mea Clementia” made declarations relating to Gorze Abbey by charter dated to [1152/60][269].  “Folmarus comes de Castello et comitissa Mathildis mater uxoris meæ” founded Beaupré by charter dated 1161[270].  “...Folmarus comes de Castello et filii eius Folmarus et Hugo...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[271].  "Folmarus comes de Castro et frater eius Hugo…" witnessed the charter dated 1173 under Arnold Archbishop of Trier which confirmed property to Kloster Himmerode[272]

m CLEMENTIA von Metz, daughter of FOLMAR [VIII] Graf von Metz & his wife Mechtild von Dagsburg.  “Folmarus…comes de Castel…et uxor mea Clementia” made declarations relating to Gorze Abbey by charter dated to [1152/60][273].  “Folmarus comes de Castello et comitissa Mathildis mater uxoris meæ” founded Beaupré by charter dated 1161[274].   

Folmar [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         FOLMAR [II] (-before 1223).  “...Folmarus comes de Castello et filii eius Folmarus et Hugo...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[275]Graf von Bliescastel.  "Folmarus comes de Castris et Henricus filius suus…" witnessed the charter dated 1212 which Johann Archbishop of Trier issued relating to the church of Ittel[276]m JUTTA von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON [I] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Mechtild ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  A close relationship between the Saarbrücken and Bliescastel families is shown by the charter dated 1223 under which "Simon comes Sarepont et…mater mea Lucardis comitissa in Wide" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "ducis cognati mei Walrami et filiorum suorum Henrici et Walrami et Henrici Gemini Pontis comitis patrui mei et…cognati mei Henrici comitis de Castello et…Lutheri comitis de Wide"[277].  The term cognatus, used in reference to three individuals in this charter, means “stepfather” in the case of Lothar Graf von Wied.  It is suggested that “Henrici comitis de Castello” refers to Heinrich Graf von Bliescastel (no Graf von Castell named Heinrich has been identified at that period), maybe the son of the donor’s paternal aunt.  Folmar [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         HEINRICH (-1237 before 13 Dec).  "Folmarus comes de Castris et Henricus filius suus…" witnessed the charter dated 1212 which Johann Archbishop of Trier issued relating to the church of Ittel[278]Graf von Bliescastel.  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation made by "consanguineus noster Henricus comes de Castris et…uxor eius Agnes" to Wadgassen abbey, with the consent of "Johannis filii sui", by charter dated 30 Nov 1232[279].  His family relationship with the archbishop of Trier has not yet been traced.  m (before 1225) AGNES von Sayn, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Sayn & his wife Agnes von Saffenberg (-[7 Aug] 1259 or after).  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation made by "consanguineus noster Henricus comes de Castris et…uxor eius Agnes" to Wadgassen abbey, with the consent of "Johannis filii sui", by charter dated 30 Nov 1232[280].  "Agnes comitissa de Castris" granted "medietatem castri in Hunolstein" to "genero nostro viro nobili de Salmis Henrico cum Loretha filia mea eiusdem H. uxore", with the consent of "comitis Seynensis domini Henrici fratris mei", by charter dated 9 Feb 1243[281].  "Megthildis quondam comitissa Seynensis" exchanged "medietate castri Hunoltstein" promised to “nobili viro Frederico domino de Blankenheim cum sua uxore” which he had not been able to possess, for “allodium meum...apud Saffenberg extra castrum et allodium...apud Arwilre”, following an investigation by “nobiles viri Philippus dominus de Wildenberg et Wilhelmus miles de Manderscheit” into revenues due to “A. quondam comitisse de Castris ad usufructum suum” when “dictus dominus F.” married, by charter dated 1 May 1248[282].  "Agnes comitissa de Castele" donated property "inter villam Gulse et villam Metrico" to Abtei Sayn, founded by "pater noster bone memorie Henricus comes Seynensis", by charter dated 1257[283].  [The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 7 Aug of "Agnetis comitisse de Castro, que contulit nobis domum in Limpurgk"[284].]  Heinrich & his wife had [eight] children: 

i)          JOHANN (-[1235]).  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation made by "consanguineus noster Henricus comes de Castris et…uxor eius Agnes" to Wadgassen abbey, with the consent of "Johannis filii sui", by charter dated 30 Nov 1232[285]

ii)         FRIEDRICH (-1236). 

iii)        ELISABETH (-1273 after 12 Apr, bur Graffenthal).  Heiress of Bliescastel.  "Elisabet comitissa de Castris" swore homage to the bishop of Metz, with the consent of "mariti mei Bertholdi comitis de Solce", by charter dated 26 Mar 1238[286].  Her second marriage was not recognised by the church, but a dispensation was granted after the death of her first husband[287]m firstly (before 26 Mar 1238, divorced [1238]) BERTHOLD Graf von Sulz, son of HERMANN von Sulz & his wife --- (-before 15 May 1253).  m secondly ([mid-1238]) RENAUD de Lorraine, son of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnes de Bar (-end 1274).  Seigneur de Bitsche, Graf von Bliescastel.  “Rennaldus comes de Castris et dominus de Bithes” declared having named “dominum meum et fratrem meum Matheum ducem Lotharingie” in relation to a debt owed to “Johannem Lavis cives Metensem” by charter dated 1238[288].  "R. comes de Castris et dominus de Bittis" confirmed a division of territories between "dominus Theodericus et dominus Hugo fratres de Indagine"  by charter dated 10 Nov 1241[289]

iv)       LAURETTE (-Sep 1269).  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier granted "castri…Hunoldisteyn" to "Metthildis et Loretta filie…consanguinei nostri Henrici bone memorie quondam comitis de Castris" by charter dated 2 Jan 1238[290].  "Agnes comitissa de Castris" granted "medietatem castri in Hunolstein" to "genero nostro viro nobili de Salmis Henrico cum Loretha filia mea eiusdem H. uxore", with the consent of "comitis Seynensis domini Henrici fratris mei", by charter dated 9 Feb 1243[291].  Heiress of Hünolstein, Bernkastel and Puttlingen.  [m firstly --- von Rappolstein, son of --- (-before 1242).]  m [secondly] (1242 before 12 Feb) HEINRICH [IV] Graf von Salm, son of HEINRICH von Salm & his wife Marguerite de Bar (-8 Jan 1292 or 8 Jun 1293).  Co-heir of Bliescastel: “H. comes de Salmis, G. dominus de Limpurg, C. de Blankenheim et L. de Arnesperc coheredes comitatus de Castris [Bliescastel] castrorum et urbium...Putelinga et Geb---berc” reached agreement concerning their inheritance, with the advice of “H. comitis Geminipontis, H. et Jo. comitum de Spanheim et E. comitis Siluestris”, by charter dated [May/Jun] 1275[292]

v)        IMAGINA (-5 Nov, before Apr 1298).  "Dominus Joannes de Lympurgh ac Oda uxor nostra legitima" founded a chapel "in castro nostro de Lympurgh", for the souls of "Gerlaci patris nostri ac Imagine matris nostre, Elisabeth prime nostre legitime", by charter dated Apr 1298[293].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 5 Nov of "Imyna domina in Lymporgh"[294]m GERLACH von Isenburg Herr von Limburg, son of HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg Herr von Cleeberg & his wife --- (-before 11 Aug 1289).  Co-heir of Bliescastel: “H. comes de Salmis, G. dominus de Limpurg, C. de Blankenheim et L. de Arnesperc coheredes comitatus de Castris [Bliescastel] castrorum et urbium...Putelinga et Geb---berc” reached agreement concerning their inheritance, with the advice of “H. comitis Geminipontis, H. et Jo. comitum de Spanheim et E. comitis Siluestris”, by charter dated [May/Jun] 1275[295]

vi)       MECHTILD (-after Jun 1258).  Dietrich Archbishop of Trier granted "castri…Hunoldisteyn" to "Metthildis et Loretta filie…consanguinei nostri Henrici bone memorie quondam comitis de Castris" by charter dated 2 Jan 1238[296].  "Megthildis quondam comitissa Seynensis" exchanged "medietate castri Hunoltstein" promised to “nobili viro Frederico domino de Blankenheim cum sua uxore” which he had not been able to possess, for “allodium meum...apud Saffenberg extra castrum et allodium...apud Arwilre”, following an investigation by “nobiles viri Philippus dominus de Wildenberg et Wilhelmus miles de Manderscheit” into revenues due to “A. quondam comitisse de Castris ad usufructum suum” when “dictus dominus F.” married, by charter dated 1 May 1248[297].  "Fr. dominus de Blankenheym et Meitildis uxor eius heredes domine Agnetis comitisse de Castris" confirmed the donation of "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights made by "dictam dominam Agnetem comitissam de Castris" by charter dated Jun 1258[298]m FRIEDRICH [I] Herr von Blankenheim, son of GERHARD [V] Herr von Blankenheim & his wife Jutta von Jülich (-after 1275).  Co-heir of Bliescastel: “H. comes de Salmis, G. dominus de Limpurg, C. de Blankenheim et L. de Arnesperc coheredes comitatus de Castris [Bliescastel] castrorum et urbium...Putelinga et Geb---berc” reached agreement concerning their inheritance, with the advice of “H. comitis Geminipontis, H. et Jo. comitum de Spanheim et E. comitis Siluestris”, by charter dated [May/Jun] 1275[299]

vii)      ADELHEID (-before 1272).  “Godefridus...comes in Arnesberg” donated property to Kloster Wedinghausen by charter dated 1238, subscribed by “Godefridus comes, Alheidis comitissa...[300].  “Godefridus...comes Arnesbergensis, Alheydis cometissa cum filiis eorum” donated property “Welscholt” to Kloster Welver by charter dated 1245[301].  "Godefridus comes de Arnesberg cum uxore nostra Alheydi et…Engelbertus comes de Marcha cum uxore nostra Cunegundi" donated "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights, for the soul of "quondam comitis Henrici Seynensis", by charter dated Jul 1258[302]m (before 1238) GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Arnsberg, son of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Arnsberg & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-1282). 

viii)     [KUNIGUNDE (-before 1265).  Engelbert Graf von der Mark names "fratrem nostrum Ottonem comitem de Althena…uxore nostra Kunegundi" in a charter dated 1250[303].  There is some doubt about the family origin of Kunigunde.  Levoldus’s mid-14th century Chronica Comitum de Marka records that Engelbert was “manburnus [regent?] comitatus de Tekeneborch” after the death of “uxore sua prima Cunegunde[304], which suggests that she was related to the Grafen von Tecklenburg.  However, under a charter dated Jul 1258, "Godefridus comes de Arnesberg cum uxore nostra Alheydi et…Engelbertus comes de Marcha cum uxore nostra Cunegundi" donated "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights, for the soul of "quondam comitis Henrici Seynensis"[305].  This latter documents suggests that she was a joint heiress of Heinrich Graf von Sayn, maybe the daughter of Heinrich Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Agnes von Sayn.  Her parentage is also indicated by the charter dated 2 Sep 1263 under which “Godefridus comes de Arnesberg” agreed an alliance with Engelbert Archbishop of Köln, except respecting his obligations towards “domino Simone Paderbornensis ecclesie episcopo, domino Engelberto comite de Marcha consanguineo meo, genero meo domino Bernhardo seniore de Lippia et Bernardo nato ipsius dominis...genero meo domino Henrico comite de Waltegge et viro nobili Ottone de Ravensberg[306]: no other family relationship has been identified between Engelbert [I] Graf von der Mark and Gottfried [III] Graf von Arnsberg, although it is unusual for a relative by marriage to be described as “consanguineus”.   m as his first wife, ENGELBERT [I] Graf von der Mark, son of ADOLF Graf von Altena & his second wife Irmgard van Gelre (-Bredevoort 16 Nov 1277, bur Cappenberg).] 

b)         FRIEDRICH (-before 1223). 

c)         HUGO

d)         MECHTILD (-before 1241). 

2.         HUGO [I] (-1220 or after).  “...Folmarus comes de Castello et filii eius Folmarus et Hugo...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[307].  Comte de Lunéville.  m KUNIGUNDE, daughter of KONRAD [I] Wildgraf und Graf von Kyrburg & his wife Mathilde de Bar.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildis uxor comitis Manasseri Reytestensis [et] Cunegundis domna de Rista" as daughters of "tertia [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]"[308].  Hugo [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         HUGO [II] (-after 1247)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Comte de Lunéville.  “Hues cuens de Linievile” exchanged “[le] chastiel de Linievile...le chastiel de Gileberviler…le chastiel de Wallefroicourt” [Lunéville, Gerbéviller and Valfroicourt] with Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine, in return for “son chatiel Espicenberc, seint Dié, Moienmonstier, Estivai...” [Spitzenberg, Saint-Dié, Moyenmoutier and Etival], with the consent of “ma femme Jovete et de mes enfanz Huellon, Phelipin, Ferri”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1243[309].  Graf von Lützelstein [Comte de la Petite-Pierre].  He transferred his assets to Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine 4 Aug 1246, receiving in exchange the fief of Bergheim[310].  “Hugo comes de Parva Petra” sold “castrum meum d’Espizemberc” and his interests in “ecclesiis...sancti Deodati, Mediani monasterii et d’Estivay”, providing for “Johatam uxorem meam”, in the presence of “domini Cunoni de Fenstenges et domini Bruniconis fratris sui” to whom the duke granted Spitzenberg, by charter dated 4 Aug 1246[311].  Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine granted “Gertinge”, held by “comes Symon Sarepontis”, to “Huwardo filio...H. comitis Parve Petre” by charter dated Aug 1246[312]m firstly ---.  m secondly JOATHE [Judith] de Lorraine, daughter of PHILIPPE de Lorraine Seigneur de Gerbéviller & his wife Agnes --- (-after 1246).  Hugo [II] & his first wife had one child: 

i)          HUGO [III] von Lützelstein (-after 1283).  Graf von Lützelstein.  m ELISABETH von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON [III] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Laurette de Lorraine (-after 1271).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

-         GRAFEN von LÜTZELSTEIN[313]

b)         KONRAD (-[15 May 1255/23 Apr 1256]).  Seigneur de Lunéville, Herr von Riste.  “Conradus dominus de Rysta” agreed an alliance with “domino meo et consanguineo Mathæo duci Lotharingiæ et marchioni” by charter dated Feb 1228[314]m firstly AGNES von Vinstingen, daughter of ---.  m secondly as her first husband, SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  She married secondly (before 23 Apr 1256) as his second wife, Henri de Lorraine Seigneur de Bayon.  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not yet been identified. 

-        HERREN von RISTE[315]

3.         HEINRICH (-1196, bur Liège Saint-Lambert).  Canon at Liège Saint-Lambert.  Bishop of Verdun 1181.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records that “Henricus de Castris” succeeded Arnoul as bishop of Verdun[316].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the abdication in 1186 of “Henricus” and the succession of “Albertus[317].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1187 that "Henricus...de Castris" abdicated as bishop of Verdun and went to Liège (“Leodium venit”) where he died after some years and was buried “in ecclesia beati Lamberti[318].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the abdication of “Henricus de Castris Virdunensis episcopus”, his retirement to Liège and his burial “in ecclesia sancti Lamberti ubi prius canonicus fuerat[319]

4.         GOTTFRIED (-young). 

5.         MECHTILD

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    COMTES de CASTRES

 

 

The pagus Castricensis lay along both banks of the river Meuse, from Donchéry in the south northwards through Mézières as far as the confluence with the river Semois, covering the present cantons of Signy, Flize, Mézières, Rumigny and Monthermé.  The county of Mouzon (pagus Mosomensis) lay to the south-east of Castres and included the present cantons of Raucourt, Mouzon and Sedan[320].  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Mosminse, Castricium…" to King Charles[321].  Erlebold is the only 10th century comte de Castres who is named in the primary sources so far consulted.  At some time in the 10th century, the county must have passed into the hands of the comtes de Verdun, as shown by the charter dated 1005 which names Frédéric Comte de Verdun as comte de Castres (see below).  It is assumed that the county of Mouzon followed the same pattern, but no primary source has so far been identified which names any of its counts. 

 

 

1.         ERLEBOLD (-killed in battle 921).  He possessed territories in pagus Lommensis (near Namur), pagus Castricensis (near Mézières), Charpeigne, and probably also the Saulnois (near Metz)[322].  "Erleboldus…et uxor mea Alpaidis" founded the monastery of Salles "in pago…Haynau in loco…Macons" by charter dated 8 Sep 887 which names "filius noster Wiermiundus"[323].  [The Chronicon Maceriense records in 899 that "Herlebaldus" built a castle "in quadam summitate supra Mozam" which he defended against "Fulconem archiepicopum"[324].  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 900 that "Herlebaldus" defeated "Fredericum Hucbaldi filium" at "Warcum"[325].  It should be noted the authenticity of this document has been contested by both Wattenbach and Longnon in Germany and France respectively[326].  The information contained in this source should therefore be treated with extreme caution.]  Comte de Charpeigne: "Erlebaldus comes" intervened in support of an exchange of property between the abbey of Gorze and Erembert by charter dated 912[327]Comte de Castres: Flodoard records that "Erlebaldus comes pagi Castricensis", possessor of the castle of "Macerias", was excommunicated for invading land of the archbishop of Reims who besieged Mézières, and that he was killed in battle "in pago Warmacensi…contra Henricum principem Transrhenenem"[328].  Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks restored Kloster Susteren to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names "fidelium nostrorum…Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gislebertus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus comes, Erleboldus"[329].  [The Chronicon Maceriense records in 920 that "Herlebaldus" attacked "Dulcomensem pagum" so violently that he was excommunicated by "Herivei…archiepiscopus"[330].  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 921 that "Heriveus [archiepiscopus]" attacked "Macerias" and that "Herlebaldus" was killed[331].  As noted above, the information contained in this dubious source should be treated with extreme caution.]  m firstly ALPAIS, daughter of ---.  "Erleboldus…et uxor mea Alpaidis" founded the monastery of Salles "in pago…Haynau in loco…Macons" by charter dated 8 Sep 887 which names "filius noster Wiermiundus"[332].  Secondary sources suggest that she was Alpais, illegitimate daughter of Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks & his mistress ---, but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  If it is correct, the 887 charter quoted above must be misdated (assuming that it is genuine).  The Genealogica Arnulfi Comitis names (in order) "Arnulfum, Drogonem, Roriconem et Alpaidem" as the children of "Karolus rex…ex concubina"[333]m secondly ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  [The Chronicon Maceriense records in 921 that "relicta Isabella uxore" fled to "Carolum regem" after her husband was killed[334].  It should be noted the authenticity of this document has been contested by both Wattenbach and Longnon in Germany and France respectively[335].  The information contained in this source should therefore be treated with extreme caution.]  Erlebold & his first wife had one child: 

a)         WERIMUND (-after 8 Sep 887).  "Erleboldus…et uxor mea Alpaidis" founded the monastery of Salles "in pago…Haynau in loco…Macons" by charter dated 8 Sep 887 which names "filius noster Wiermiundus"[336]

Erlebold & his second wife had two children: 

b)         [WARIN (-960).  The Chronicon Maceriense in 921 names "Gabinum ferreum brachium dictum et Esther" as the children of Erlebold "ex Isabella"[337]Comte de Castres.  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 925 that "Manasses Porcensis, Marcus Dulcomensis et Guarinus Castriencis" defeated "cum Reginaldo Rociensi Normannos apud Calvum montem"[338].  The Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 960 of "Guarinus sine progenie", adding that "comitatum Castriensem et Macerias" was inherited by "Manasses Registetensis comes ex Ordela uxore Guarini filia"[339]m firstly FELICITAS, daughter of --- ([905/06]-926).  The Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 926 of "Felicitas etatis 20" and her burial "in ecclesia Polliaco" {Pouilly}, the following passage clarifying that she was Warin´s wife when it states that he was childless "ex Felicitate"[340]m secondly (929) GILLA, daughter of MARC Comte de Dormois & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 929 that "Guarinus" married "Gillam Marci filiam", explaining that he was childless "ex Felicitate", and adding that "Marcus pectens porcos dictus est" not because of his sluggishness but because he grunted[341].  It should be noted the authenticity of this document has been contested by both Wattenbach and Longnon in Germany and France respectively[342].  The information contained in this source should therefore be treated with extreme caution.  Warin & his second wife had one child:] 

i)          ORDELA .  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 941 that "Balthazar Registensis" made peace with Warin and requested the hand in marriage of "Guarino Ordelam" for "Manasse filio"[343].  As noted above, this source should be treated with extreme caution.  m (941) MANASSES [I] de Rethel, son of BERNARD [Balthasar] Comte de Rethel & his wife --- (-after 989).] 

c)         [ESTHER (-after 921).  The Chronicon Maceriense in 921 names "Gabinum ferreum brachium dictum et Esther" as the children of Erlebold "ex Isabella", adding that Esther was blemished with black marks ("nigris…maculis") and remained unmarried[344].  The Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 960 of "Guarinus sine progenie", adding that "comitatum Castriensem et Macerias" was inherited by "Manasses Registetensis comes ex Ordela uxore Guarini filia"[345].  As noted above, the information contained in this source should be treated with extreme caution.] 

 

 

1.         FREDERIC, son of GODEFROI Comte de Verdun & his wife Mechtild of Saxony (-Verdun 6 Jan 1022, bur Monastery St Guy).  "Adalberonem…episcopum, Fredericum et Herimannum comites, Godefridum atque Gozelonem" are named (in order) as the five sons of "comiti Godefrido" and "Mathildis Saxoniæ comitissa" in the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium, which specifies that Frederic became a monk and made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem[346].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "episcopum Virdunensem Alberonem, comitem Fridericum…comitem de Daburc Hermannum…et duos duces Godefridum et Gothelonem" as sons of "Godefridi Ardennensis" and his wife Mechtild, specifying that Frederic was "Sancti Vitonii monachum"[347].  "Comite Frederico" is named as brother of Adalbero Bishop of Verdun in the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium, when recording that he repatriated Adalbero's body from Italy[348].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Verdun.  It is uncertain how long Frederic remained as count in Verdun as the charter dated 17 Aug 1156 of Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" indicates that the county was transferred to the bishop of Verdun during the reign of Emperor Otto III[349].  However, a charter dated 1020, under which Heimo Bishop of Verdun confirmed an exchange of property, names "domni Frederici…comes nostre civitatis"[350], which suggests that Frederic continued as count at least in part of the county.  The charter dated [1020] of Abbot Richard demonstrates that Frederic must have resigned the county soon after, as it refers to "temporis dominus Fredericus qui comes Virdunensis civitatis fuerat" adding that he became a monk at Saint-Vanne[351].  Frederic was also Comte de Castres, as shown by the charter dated 5 May 1005 under which Heinrich II King of Germany granted market rights at "Doncheria…in comitatu…Frederici comitis…Castricensis" to Saint-Médard de Soissons[352].  The necrology of St Vaast records the death in 1022 of "Fridericus avunculus Balduini Barbati comitis Flandriæ, ortus ex Godefrido Barbato comite Arduennæ, Virduni, Bullonii et Mathilde comitissæ Saxoniæ", noting that he was "præpositus Sancti Vedasti" from 1001 until his death, and his burial "monasterium Sancti Widoni"[353]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    COMTES de CHARPEIGNE

 

 

The county of Charpeigne (pagus Scarponensis) derives its name from the Roman encampment of Scarpona, at Dieulouard on the river Moselle south of Pont-à-Mousson.  It covered the territory south of Metz from Ars-sur-Moselle southwards to the counties of Toul and Chaumontois, mainly on the left bank of the Moselle as far as the county of Verdun and including the abbey of Gorze (although the abbey itself was vassal of the bishopric of Metz)[354].  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated and "…comitatum…Scarponinse…" to King Charles[355]

 

 

1.         BERNARIUS (-executed 883)Comte de Charpeigne.  Walo Bishop of Metz noted donations of property in “pago Scarponinse, in comitatu Berneri” by “Leutchardis et filius suus Nithardus” to Gorze Abbey, by charter dated 874[356].  A charter dated 882 names property "in pago Scarponensi in comitatu Berneri in villa Hodingas super fluvio Alsoncia", although Vanderkindere highlights that the river Alsoncia or Alzette is not located in this area, concluding that this detail raises doubts about the authenticity of the charter[357]Regino names "Stephanus, Ruodbertus, Wicbertus, Thietbaldus comites, Albricus et frater eius Stephanus" recording that they opposed "Hugo filius Hlotharii" in France in 883, specifying that Wicbert was killed by Hugo and thereafter "Bernarius" executed[358]

 

2.         EHRENFRIED (-after 14 Jun 904).  "Matronæ Hildildæ" donated property to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 20 Dec 866 which names "Irimifridus et Sigiricus comites necnon et Guntbertus atque Hadabaldus"[359]Graf von Bliesgau.  The Chronicon Laureshamense records a donation dated "877 Kal Oct" by "Liutharii" which is signed by "…Erinfridi comitis…"[360].  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in pago Bliesiggowe in comitatu Ereinfridi" to "nobili viro Folcwin" by charter dated 13 Jun 888[361]Comte de Charpeigne: King Zwentibold donated property "in pago Uirdunensi in comitatu Rihuuini atque in pago Scarmis in comitatu Irenfridi capellam…Acei" to the monks of St Mihiel by charter dated 14 Aug 895[362].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records an exchange of property between "Hattonis archiepiscopi et abbatis de Riamnis" dated "904 XVIII Kal Iul" witnessed by "…Erinfridus comes…"[363]

 

3.         ERLEBOLD (-killed in battle 921).  He possessed territories in pagus Lommensis (near Namur), pagus Castricensis (near Mézières), Charpeigne, and probably also the Saulnois (near Metz)[364]Comte de Charpeigne: "Erlebaldus comes" intervened in support of an exchange of property between the abbey of Gorze and Erembert by charter dated 912[365]Comte de Castres: Flodoard records that "Erlebaldus comes pagi Castricensis", possessor of the castle of "Macerias", was excommunicated for invading land of the archbishop of Reims who besieged Mézières, and that he was killed in battle "in pago Warmacensi…contra Henricum principem Transrhenenem"[366].  Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks restored Kloster Susteren to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names "fidelium nostrorum…Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gislebertus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus comes, Erleboldus"[367]

 

 

1.         THIERRY ([925/45]-after 1006).  Comte Thierry "comes de comitatu Barrense" is named in charters of Saint-Mihiel dated 1002 and 1006[368]m SCONEHILDE [Hildegarde], daughter of --- (-after 1006).  Sconehilde is named as wife of Comte Thierry "comes de comitatu Barrense" in charters of Saint-Mihiel dated 1002 and 1006[369].  If Thierry's supposed great-grandson Louis was the same person as Louis Comte de Mousson, it is possible that Thierry's wife was the same person as Hildegarde, named in a charter dated [1090] of "Matthildis ancilla" (assumed to be Mathilde, daughter of Louis Comte de Mousson) which refers to property "ad Herlischesheim" which "comitissa Hiltegardis" donated to the abbey of Sainte-Croix de Wolfenheim for the soul of “filii sui Lodewici comitis[370].  The same document names "Hugo attavus meus" as founder of the monastery, the name Hugo suggesting a connection with the Grafen von Egisheim.  Comte Thierry & his wife had [one possible] child:

a)         [LOUIS [I] ([950/70]-after 1019).  Grosdidier de Matons suggests that Louis was the son of Comte Thierry but he cites no primary source which confirms that this is beyond doubt[371].  A charter dated 1019, which records an agreement between Berthold Bishop of Toul and "Olricus miles", is subscribed by "Riquini comitis, Ludovicus comitis patris eius, item Ludovici filii eius, Theodorici fratris eius"[372].  He fell ill returning from a pilgrimage to Mont-Saint-Mihiel between 1016 and 1025, and stopped at Sens where he became a monk at the abbey of Saint-Pierre to which he gave a pallium and his villa "Aricurt/Hericurt"[373]m ---.  The name of Louis's wife is not known.  It is possible that she was ---, daughter of Sigebodo & his wife ---, which would account for the transmission of both the names Sigebodo and Richwin into this family.  Comte Louis & his wife had two children:

i)          RICHWIN ([980/90]-after 1 May 1028).  "Henricus…rex" granted property "Suntheim in pago Durihin et in comitatu Riwini comitis" to the bishopric of Bamberg by charter dated 1 Nov 1007[374].  A charter dated 1019, which records an agreement between Berthold Bishop of Toul and "Olricus miles", is subscribed by "Riquini comitis, Ludovicus comitis patris eius, item Ludovici filii eius, Theodorici fratris eius"[375]Comte de Charpeigne: Emperor Konrad II confirmed the properties of the convent of St Laurent at Dieulouard "in pago Scarpona in comitatu Richuini" by charter dated 2 May 1028[376].  Comte en Saintois. 

-         see below

ii)         THIERRY (-after 1019).  A charter dated 1019, which records an agreement between Berthold Bishop of Toul and "Olricus miles", is subscribed by "Riquini comitis, Ludovicus comitis patris eius, item Ludovici filii eius, Theodorici fratris eius"[377]

 

 

RICHWIN, son of LOUIS [I] & his wife --- ([980/90]-after 1052).  "Henricus…rex" granted property "Suntheim in pago Durihin et in comitatu Riwini comitis" to the bishopric of Bamberg by charter dated 1 Nov 1007[378].  A charter dated 1019, which records an agreement between Berthold Bishop of Toul and "Olricus miles", is subscribed by "Riquini comitis, Ludovicus comitis patris eius, item Ludovici filii eius, Theodorici fratris eius"[379]Comte de Charpeigne: Emperor Konrad II confirmed the properties of the convent of St Laurent at Dieulouard "in pago Scarpona in comitatu Richuini" by charter dated 2 May 1028[380]Comte de Saintois.  "Rainardi comitis […juniore], Conradi comitis…comite Ricuino juniore" witnessed the charter of Brunon Bishop of Toul dated 1043 which confirms the foundation of the priory of Deuilly by "Galterius de Daguliaco cum…conjugis suæ Adilæ", another version of the same document being signed by "Valtheri comitis, Rainardi comitis, Odelrici comitis, alterius Odelrici comitis…"[381].  "Richuini comitis Segintensis, Haimonis comitis…Everardi de Sorceio…Gosberti de Asperomonte…Wiselonis fratris Theoderici Virdunensis episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1052 under which Udon Bishop of Toul regulated the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville[382]

m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  The Gesta Episcoporum Tullensium names "Udonis" as successor of Bruno as Bishop of Toul and "pater eius comes Riquinus ex Reubariorum regione ortus, mater Mathildis ex Alemannia…genus"[383].  She may have been Mathilde von Egisheim, daughter of Hugo [VIII] Graf im Nordgau und zu Egisheim & his wife Heilwig ---, if it is correct that her son Louis was the same person as Louis Comte de Mousson, and also if it is correct that Pope Leo IX was the maternal uncle of the latter as suggested by Picard[384].  If this is correct, Mathilde would have been one of her parents´ older children considering the probable birth date of her son Louis. 

Richwin & his wife had three children: 

1.         LOUIS [II] (-after 1019).  A charter dated 1019, which records an agreement between Berthold Bishop of Toul and "Olricus miles", is subscribed by "Riquini comitis, Ludovicus comitis patris eius, item Ludovici filii eius, Theodorici fratris eius"[385]same person as…?  LOUIS ([1015]-[29 Aug 1071/1076]).  Comte de Mousson.  This co-identity is proposed by Europäische Stammtafeln[386].  It is true that it presents no chronological difficulties, but it is not the only theory which has been proposed to explain the origin of Louis Comte de Mousson. 

-        COMTES de BAR et de MOUSSON

2.         SIGEBODO (-after 15 Apr 1064).  Archbishop Poppo restored the monastery of St Matheus to Trier by charter dated 2 Sep 1038, witnessed by "Dux Gozelo et comes Gozelo, comes Arnulfus, comes Sigebodo…"[387].  Heinrich IV King of Germany confirmed an exchange of property between Udo Bishop of Toul and the abbot of Kornelimünster which confirmed that "ipse episcopus et comes Sigebodo frater et advocatus capitis eius" gave "allodium suum Grusmithis in Hasbanio iuxta monasterium sancti Trudonis", by charter dated 15 Apr 1064, also signed by "…comes Sigebodo…"[388]

3.         UDO ([1019][389]-24 Jul 1069).  The Gesta Episcoporum Tullensium records that “Udonis...pater eius...comes Riquinus ex Reubariorum regione ortus mater...eius Mathildis...ex Alemannia duxit genus” succeeded as bishop of Toul[390]Bishop of Toul 1052.  "Richuini comitis Segintensis, Haimonis comitis, Arnulfi de Ignes, Odelrici de Novo-villare et fratris eius Herimanni, Arnulfi comitis de Sorceio, Everardi de Sorceio…Gosberti de Asperomonte…Wiselonis fratris Theoderici Virdunensis episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1052 under which Udon Bishop of Toul regulated the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville[391].  The Gesta Episcoporum Tullensium records that “Udonis” held office for 18 years, died “pridie Id Jul” and was buried “in suæ sedis ecclesia[392]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    COMTES de CHAUMONT, COMTES de MORTAGNE, COMTES de BRIXEY

 

 

A.      COMTES de CHAUMONT, COMTES de MORTAGNE

 

 

The county of Chaumont (comitatus Calvomontensis) lay in the south-east of the duchy of Upper Lotharingia, to the east of the counties of Saintes and Toul, and south of the counties of Saulne and Albensis.  It included the towns of Epinal, Nancy and Lunéville, and the abbeys of Bouxières, Saint-Dié, Senones and Moyenmoutier[393].  The first recorded count was Stefan of the Matfried family.  The Chronicon Mediani Monasterii records that "Hillino comiti" replaced the monks by canons, during the reign of Zwentibold King of Lotharingia, and that he was succeeded by "Riqwinus secundus, tertius Otto"[394], identified as Richwin Comte de Verdun and his son Otto, presumably as avoués of Moyenmoutier although this does not necessarily mean that all three individuals were also Comtes de Chaumont.  The Chronicon Mediani Monasterii records that "quartus Boso…quintus Ainardus" succeeded "Otto" as administrators of the monastery[395].  Vanderkindere suggests that the county of Chaumont broke up after the death of Comte Hugues, dated to before 950[396].  He notes that the county of Mortagne formed in the mid-10th century in the central area of Chaumont, including the bailliages of La Bruyère and Lunéville.  The county of Brixey also emerged in the mid-11th century in the area of the county of Chaumont.  The common use of the name "Olry" suggests a family relationship between the early comtes de Chaumont and the later comtes de Brixey, and also with the comtes de Reynel (see the document CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY).  The county of Lunéville should also be noted, but this was ruled by the comtes de Metz of the Folmar family (see COMTES de METZ, in the present document).  The county of Sorcy emerged in the pagus Bedensis, not named in the 870 treaty of Meersen, which lay along both banks of the river Meuse from Ourches to Pont-à-Meuse and included Commercy, Pagny, Sorcy and Vaucouleurs[397]

 

 

1.         STEFAN, son of --- (-after [900])Comte de Chaumont: Arnulf King of Germany granted property "in pago Calmenzgouve in comitatu Stephani in locis…Granswillari et Rosieres" to "abbati Stephano" by charter dated 19 May 891[398].  Emperor Arnulf confirmed complaints by Arnaud Bishop of Toul against "comes Stephanus et Gerardus frater suus et Matfridus", on the intervention of "filii nostri Zuenzoboldi et Vikenindi ducis", by undated charter, marked as spurious in the compilation although there is no reason why the genealogical information should be considered inaccurate[399]Graf von Bidgau: King Zwentibold donated property "in pago Piatahgeuue in comitatu Stefani comitis…Steinheim, Carescara, Oppilendorf, Bullendorf, Arenza, Maquila, Gladehch, Uffichine" to the canons of Echternach by charter dated 28 Oct 895[400].  Ludwig "das Kind" King of the East Franks confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Fulda and "nobilis comes Stefan" with the consent of "germani sui Walohonis viri religiosi" by spurious charter dated 900[401]

 

 

1.         HUGUES (-[23 May/16 Aug] 950)Comte de Chaumont.  The Historia S. Arnulfi Mettensis names "…Hugone comite Calvomontise et Eva uxore eius, Udelrico archiepiscopo Remense et Arnulpho comite, fratre eiusdem, filiis predicti Hugonis" among the donors to Metz St Arnulf[402].  Gérard Abbot of Saint-Martin-les-Metz confirmed the privileges of his abbey, with the consent of "domni Hugonis comitis et Bernardi advocati", by charter dated 23 May 950 signed by "…Hugonis comitis, Bernardi advocati…"[403]m EVA, daughter of --- (-after 21 Apr 958).  The Historia S. Arnulfi Mettensis names "…Hugone comite Calvomontise et Eva uxore eius, Udelrico archiepiscopo Remense et Arnulpho comite, fratre eiusdem, filiis predicti Hugonis" among the donors to Metz St Arnulf[404].  "Eva comitissa et filius meus Udelricus…Remorum Archiepiscopus" donated "villam meam Layum…in comitatu Culvomontisse", granted to her by her husband as dower, to the abbey of Metz Saint-Arnoul, in memory of "conjugis mei Hugonis…comitis, filiique nostri…comitis Arnulphi", on the instigation of "Adelberonis Metensium episcopi meique consanguinei", by charter dated 16 Aug 950, subscribed by "Frederici ducis, Sigifridi comitis, Gisleberti comitis, Thiæberti palatini comitis…"[405].  This document must be considered at least partially spurious in light of the date which predated the appointment of Eva´s son as archbishop by eight years.  Three subscribers can be identified as the sons of Wigerich [III] Comte d'Ardenne, which suggests that Eva was closely related either to Wigerich or his wife Cunigonde.  "Udelricus filius Evæ comitissæ, de fortissimo Francorum germine procreatus, in primo teneræ ætatis meæ flore paterna fueram gratia privatus, materna…cum unico fratre…Arnulpho…contentus" confirmed the donation of "fiscum…villam nostram Laium in comitatu Calvomontinse sitam" to Metz St Arnulf, naming "patre meo Hugone" and recording the death of his brother, by charter dated 21 Apr 958[406].  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

a)         OLRY [Udalric] (-6 Nov 969).  The Historia S. Arnulfi Mettensis names "…Hugone comite Calvomontise et Eva uxore eius, Udelrico archiepiscopo Remense et Arnulpho comite, fratre eiusdem, filiis predicti Hugonis" among the donors to Metz St Arnulf[407].  "Eva comitissa et filius meus Udelricus…Remorum Archiepiscopus" donated "villam meam Layum…in comitatu Culvomontisse", granted to her by her husband as dower, to the abbey of Metz Saint-Arnoul, in memory of "conjugis mei Hugonis…comitis, filiique nostri…comitis Arnulphi", on the instigation of "Adelberonis Metensium episcopi meique consanguinei", by charter dated 16 Aug 950[408].  This document must be considered at least partially spurious in light of the date which predated the appointment of Eva´s son as archbishop by eight years.  "Udelricus filius Evæ comitissæ, de fortissimo Francorum germine procreatus, in primo teneræ ætatis meæ flore paterna fueram gratia privatus, materna…cum unico fratre…Arnulpho…contentus" confirmed the donation of "fiscum…villam nostram Laium in comitatu Calvomontinse sitam" to Metz Saint-Arnoul, naming "patre meo Hugone" and recording the death of his brother, by charter dated 21 Apr 958[409].  Abbé de Bouxières.  Archbishop of Reims 962.  Flodoard records in 962 the election of “Odelricum...clericum Hugonis...comitis filium” to “episcopatum Remensem” by papal legates, with the support of “Lothario rege cum regina matre...Brunone[410].  The Annales Remenses record the death in 961 of "domnus Artoldus" and the succession of "Odelricus archiepiscopus", adding that the latter donated "Vindenissam" [Venderesse][411].  The necrology of the church of Reims records the death "VIII Id Nov" of "domnus Odalricus archiepiscopus” and his donation of “Vindenissam[412]

b)         ARNOUL (-killed before 958).  The Historia S. Arnulfi Mettensis names "…Hugone comite Calvomontise et Eva uxore eius, Udelrico archiepiscopo Remense et Arnulpho comite, fratre eiusdem, filiis predicti Hugonis" among the donors to Metz Saint-Arnoul[413]

 

 

1.         REGINBALD [I] .  He is named in his son´s charter: “Raginbaldus filius Ragimbaldi et Heriburgis” donated “in pago et comitatu Salnensi...Vitreneicurtim” to Gorze abbey, retaining part during the lifetime of “Fredelindis conjunx mea”, by charter dated 957, subscribed by “Teutberti comitis...[414]m HERIBURGIS, daughter of ---.  She is named in her son´s charter:  “Raginbaldus filius Ragimbaldi et Heriburgis” donated “in pago et comitatu Salnensi...Vitreneicurtim” to Gorze abbey, retaining part during the lifetime of “Fredelindis conjunx mea”, by charter dated 957, subscribed by “Teutberti comitis...[415].  Reginbald & his wife had one child: 

a)         REGINBALD [Raimbaud/Ragimbald] [II] (-28 May [962/17 Aug 984])Comte de Mortagne.  “Raginbaldus filius Ragimbaldi et Heriburgis” donated “in pago et comitatu Salnensi...Vitreneicurtim” to Gorze abbey, retaining part during the lifetime of “Fredelindis conjunx mea”, by charter dated 957, subscribed by “Teutberti comitis...[416].  “Regimbaldus comes” donated “Maurivillam in comitatu Salnini” to Metz Saint-Arnoul by charter dated 16 Jun 958, signed by "Fredelindæ conjugis eiusdem Regimbaldi, Teutberti comitis, Odacri comitis…"[417].  “Gisleberti comitis…item Gisleberti comitis, Erlebaldi, Ragimbaldi comitis…” subscribed a charter dated 959 under which “Fridericus…Francorum dux” recorded the settlement of a property “in pago et comitatu Scarponinse et Wabrensi, Virdunensi quoque” between Gorze Abbey and “vir illustrus…Aquinus…cum coniuge sua Adelindi[418].  "Sigericus cum coniuge mea Betta" founded the abbey of Vergaville "in comitatu Saraburg ubi…Odacher…præesse, in villa Widirgo Deldorf", including donations of property "in comitatu Dextroch ubi Teodebertus præsidet…in comitatu Mortisna ubi Regimboldus præest…", with the consent of "filio nostro Deoderico", by charter dated 966, signed by "Sigerici comitis, Dominæ Bettæ, Odachri comitis…Theotberti comitis…" and sworn by "Lambertus filius ipsorum…ad vicem Cancellarii"[419].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "V Kal Jun" of "Reginbaldus comes qui dedit nobis Vitriacicurtem et Bruhoc…"[420].  The abbot of Gorze confirmed privileges to “homines de potestate Bruoch” which they had enjoyed in the time of “pie memorie Raimbaldo comite” by charter dated 17 Aug 984[421]m FREDELINDE, daughter of --- (-after 16 Jun 958).  “Raginbaldus filius Ragimbaldi et Heriburgis” donated “in pago et comitatu Salnensi...Vitreneicurtim” to Gorze abbey, retaining part during the lifetime of “Fredelindis conjunx mea”, by charter dated 957, subscribed by “Teutberti comitis...[422].  “Regimbaldus comes” donated “Maurivillam in comitatu Salnini” to Metz Saint-Arnoul by charter dated 16 Jun 958, signed by "Fredelindæ conjugis eiusdem Regimbaldi, Teutberti comitis, Odacri comitis…"[423]

 

2.         RIPAUD (-after 9 Dec 1027).  Comte de Chaumont.  Konrad II King of Germany confirmed the properties of Bouxières "in pago situm Calmontensi in comitatu Ripaldi comitis" by charter dated 9 Dec 1027[424]

 

3.         BERAUDComte de Chaumont.  The Vita Adelberonis names "Vendoperam Beraldi comitis in Calvomontense pago situm"[425].  Vanderkindere suggests that Béraud may have been the same person as Comte Ripaud[426]

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de BRIXEY

 

 

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

 

 

1.         HAIMON (-[2 Nov], 1072 or after).  Comte de Brixey.  "Haimo comes" subscribed a charter dated 1036 issued by Bishop Bruno for Saint-Mansuy[427].  "Gerardi Ducis, Othonis Marchionis, Ludovici Comitis de Montione, Renaldi Comitis Tullensis, Hamonis de Brixeio, Milonis filii Rodulphi de Gondricurte" witnessed the bull of Pope Leo IX dated 1051 which confirms the church of Saint-Diey[428].  "Richuini comitis Segintensis, Haimonis comitis…Everardi de Sorceio…Gosberti de Asperomonte…Wiselonis fratris Theoderici Virdunensis episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1052 under which Udon Bishop of Toul regulated the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville[429].  "Fredericus…civitatis Leucorum comes" confirmed property at Viller-le-ses to the abbey of Saint-Eure by charter dated 1070, which names "comitibus meis antecessoribus Raimbaldo et Rainaldo majore eiusque filio Rainaldo minore meo socero", signed by "Haimonis comitis, Everardi comitis, Gilberti filii eius…"[430].  "Friderici hujus urbis comitis, Haimonis comitis et filii eius Odelrici, Everardi comitis et filiorum eius Gilberti et Henrici…" witnessed the charter dated 1071 under which Pibo Bishop of Toul donated property to the abbey of Saint-Eure[431].  1072.  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "2 Nov" of "Hanno comes"[432]m ---.  The name of Haimon's wife is not known.  Comte Haimon & his wife had one child: 

a)         OLRY [Odelric] (-[1 Apr, 3 Sep, 7 Sep or 16 Sep] 1102 or after).  "Friderici hujus urbis comitis, Haimonis comitis et filii eius Odelrici, Everardi comitis et filiorum eius Gilberti et Henrici…" witnessed the charter dated 1071 under which Pibo Bishop of Toul donated property to the abbey of Saint-Eure[433]Comte de Brixey.  “...Odelrici de Brissei, Petri filii eius” subscribed a charter dated 11 Oct 1101 under which Pibo Bishop of Toul consecrated the church of Saint-Nicholas-du-Port[434].  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "1 Apr" of "Oldericus comes", "3 Sep" of "Ulricus comites", "7 Sep" of "Urricus comes", and "16 Sep" of "Oldericus comes"[435], one of which probably relates to Olry son of Comte Haimon, the death of the latter also being recorded in the same source.  m [MATHILDE] de Reynel, daughter of OLRY Comte de Reynel & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by reading together two charters which suggest the common inheritance of certain properties through the Reynel family.  Firstly, Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “terram itaque grangiæ de Haydoiz de trium villarum Temprouh, Brichenville, Allenville territoriis fundatæ” donated by “domino Hugone comite Rinelli et filiis eius Hernulfe et Hayrardo, et Hugone domino de Fischa assensu et laude uxoris suæ Bergerolæ, et domini Gaufridi de Jonivilla et uxoris suæ Felicitatis”, by charter dated 1158[436].  Secondly, Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “decimas de grangia dicta Haydoiz...pertinentes ad feodum de Brichenvilla...etiam...in territorio villæ Temprouh...et...in territorio villæ...Horcavallis et in territorio de Allenvilla” donated by [her sons] “Petris militis de Brisseio et Symonis fratris sui dominis de Burleinmont”, by undated charter[437].  The seigneurie de Bourlémont, held by her sons, may have been introduced into the Brixey family as her dowry.  Predecessors in Bourlémont are indicated by the following charter: Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “alodium de Souz et Ramercort” made by “Josberti militis de Bourleimont et Assildis uxoris eius” with the consent of “fratrum eiusdem Assildis, Herberti et Radulfi et domini Petri de Brisseio, Simonis fratris eius, sororisque eorum Havuidis, et aliorum hæredum prædicti Josberti et Assildis”, by undated charter[438].  Comte Olry & his wife had two children: 

i)          PIERRE de Brixey (-after 9 Mar 1142).  ...Odelrici de Brissei, Petri filii eius” subscribed a charter dated 11 Oct 1101 under which Pibo Bishop of Toul consecrated the church of Saint-Nicholas-du-Port[439].  He founded the abbey of Rangeval.  Seigneur de Bourlémont.  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “decimas de grangia dicta Haydoiz...pertinentes ad feodum de Brichenvilla...etiam...in territorio villæ Temprouh...et...in territorio villæ...Horcavallis et in territorio de Allenvilla” donated by “Petris militis de Brisseio et Symonis fratris sui dominis de Burleinmont”, by undated charter[440].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “alodium de Souz et Ramercort” made by “Josberti militis de Bourleimont et Assildis uxoris eius” with the consent of “fratrum eiusdem Assildis, Herberti et Radulfi et domini Petri de Brisseio, Simonis fratris eius, sororisque eorum Havuidis, et aliorum hæredum prædicti Josberti et Assildis”, by undated charter[441].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of property “Romundicuria” to Riéval made by “Petro de Brisseio et a Leucharde de Umplona filiisque et filiabus eius et a domina Hadewide de Asperomonte filiisque eius” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[442].  “Leucharde de Umplona” and her sons and daughters have not otherwise been identified, but presumably she and Hawide d’Aspremont (née Joinville) held the property donated jointly with Pierre de Brixey, presumably by inheritance maybe through the Reynel family from whom both Hawide and Pierre de Brixey were descended.  m ---.  The name of Pierre's wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

(a)       FREDERIC de Brixey .  1187.  m ---.  The name of Frédéric's wife is not known.  Frédéric & his wife had four children: 

(1)       GAUTHIER .  1187.  He left descendants[443]

(2)       FREDERIC .  Deacon at Toul 1171/1186. 

(3)       JOFFROI .  Archdeacon of Toul 1194. 

(4)       PIERRE .  Provost at Saint-Gengoul, Toul.  1187/1210. 

(b)       PIERRE de Brixey (-Jerusalem 1192, bur Jerusalem)Canon at Toul 1152.  Archdeacon of Toul 1156.  Bishop of Toul 1165. 

ii)         SIMON de Brixey .  Seigneur de Bourlémont.  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “decimas de grangia dicta Haydoiz...pertinentes ad feodum de Brichenvilla...etiam...in territorio villæ Temprouh...et...in territorio villæ...Horcavallis et in territorio de Allenvilla” donated by “Petris militis de Brisseio et Symonis fratris sui dominis de Burleinmont”, by undated charter[444].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “alodium de Souz et Ramercort” made by “Josberti militis de Bourleimont et Assildis uxoris eius” with the consent of “fratrum eiusdem Assildis, Herberti et Radulfi et domini Petri de Brisseio, Simonis fratris eius, sororisque eorum Havuidis, et aliorum hæredum prædicti Josberti et Assildis”, by undated charter[445]m HERSENDE, daughter of ---.  Simon & his wife had three children: 

(a)       PIERRE [I] de Brixey (-after [1172])"...Henrici Tullensis comitis, Petri de Brisseio et Simonis fratris eius..." witnessed the charter dated 15 Jun 1149 which records the judgment of Adalbero Archbishop of Trier relating to property “in Commerceio jure paterno” donated by “Riquinus...de Commerceio[446].  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Murault, including donations made by Josberti militis de Bourleimont et Assildis uxoris eius et concessione fratrum eiusdem Assildis Herberti et Radulphi et domini Petri de Brisseio, Simonis fratris eius sororisque eorum Hawidis...[447]Seigneur de Bourlémont.  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of property “in territorio de Groz vallem de Rosis à Gorbazun...et...Saliectum...” made by “Petri militis de Brisseio d. de Bourlemont et Hydæ uxoris eius et Simonis nunc dicti Petri fratris”, by charter dated 1164[448].  Pope Alexander III confirmed the property of Murault by bull dated 1180, which in addition to repeating the donations referred to in the charter dated 1157 quoted above adds the donation of property “in territorio de Greux...” made by “Petri de Borlaimont et Idæ uxoris suæ et Symonis fratris eius et Hauwidis sororis eorum[449].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Petrus de Miroaut, Simon de Bollenmont…” in De Vitriaco et appenditiis[450]m as her first husband, IDA de Froville, daughter of ODOUIN de Froville & his wife Aleruda de Neuviller.  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of property “in territorio de Groz vallem de Rosis à Gorbazun...et...Saliectum...” made by “Petri militis de Brisseio d. de Bourlemont et Hydæ uxoris eius et Simonis nunc dicti Petri fratris”, by charter dated 1164[451].  Pope Alexander III confirmed the property of Murault by bull dated 1180, which in addition to repeating the donations referred to in the charter dated 1157 quoted above adds the donation of property “in territorio de Greux...” made by “Petri de Borlaimont et Idæ uxoris suæ et Symonis fratris eius et Hauwidis sororis eorum[452].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1163/1187.  She married secondly Simon de Paçay-Haussonville

(b)       SIMON (-[1190])"...Henrici Tullensis comitis, Petri de Brisseio et Simonis fratris eius..." witnessed the charter dated 15 Jun 1149 which records the judgment of Adalbero Archbishop of Trier relating to property “in Commerceio jure paterno” donated by “Riquinus...de Commerceio[453].  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Murault, including donations made by Josberti militis de Bourleimont et Assildis uxoris eius et concessione fratrum eiusdem Assildis Herberti et Radulphi et domini Petri de Brisseio, Simonis fratris eius sororisque eorum Hawidis...[454]Seigneur de Bourlémont.  Pierre Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to Mureau/La Crète, including “grangiam de Aydoyz in sicco pago Ornensi, de trium villarum Tempro...et Brichenville et Allenville territoriis fundatam” donated by “dominus Arnulfus de Risnel et filii eius Wyardus, Hugo...dominus Hugo de Fisca et uxor eius et filii eius, Hugo et uxor eius Hayvydis, Milo, Symon, Otto, Albricus...nepotes prædicti Hugonis, Hugo, Abertus, Ulricus, Symon, Petrus et soror eorum Aelydis et maritus eius Theodericus de Ribovilla...Hugo de Ru...Symon dominus de Borlenmont et sororius eius Hugo de Berfroymont et uxor eius Hayvydis et filii eius Simon, Lebaldus”, by charter dated 1172[455].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Petrus de Miroaut, Simon de Bollenmont…” in De Vitriaco et appenditiis[456].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “molendinum...in Mosa Cussiaci usque Nordauvet” made by “Simonis de Bourleimont et Agnetis uxoris suæ et filiæ suæ Hersedis”, by charter dated 1180[457]m as her first husband, AGNES de Broyes, daughter of HUGUES [III] Seigneur de Broyes et de Châteauvillain & his first wife Stephanie de Bar (-1221).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not been identified.  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “molendinum...in Mosa Cussiaci usque Nordauvet” made by “Simonis de Bourleimont et Agnetis uxoris suæ et filiæ suæ Hersedis”, by charter dated 1180[458].  She married secondly (before 1200) Henri Seigneur de Fouvent.  “Henricus dominus de Fouvenz et de Borleimont”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Agnetis”, confirmed that “dominus Theodericus de Sancto-Elyphio per uxorem suam Gertrudem et filium suum Petrum militem” mortgaged “perticatas...ad feodum de Braz” to Mureau by charter dated 1210[459].  “Henricus de Fouvenz...Agnes uxor dicti Henrici de Fouvenz” confirmed that “dominus Petrus de Borlenmont” donated property to the churches of Frebecourt and Bourlémont, with the consent of “Felicitatis uxoris sue et Symonis fratris sui...domino Symone de Joinvilla”, by charter dated 1211[460].  Simon & his wife had five children: 

(1)       PIERRE [II] (-[1225/27]).  Seigneur de Bourlémont.  Theodoricus de Sancto Elifio”, with the consent of “domini mei Petri...et domine Agnetis matre sue de Borleimont et domini Hanrici de Fouvenz mariti sui et Symonis fratris domini Petri supradicti...” donated “fundum prati mei apud Braz vocabulo Perchies” to Mureau by charter dated 1211[461].  “Henricus de Fouvenz...Agnes uxor dicti Henrici de Fouvenz” confirmed that “dominus Petrus de Borlenmont” donated property to the churches of Frebecourt and Bourlemont, with the consent of “Felicitatis uxoris sue et Symonis fratris sui...domino Symone de Joinvilla”, by charter dated 1211[462]m (1200) FELICITE de Joinville, daughter of GEOFFROY [IV] Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Helvide de Dampierre.  “Henricus de Fouvenz...Agnes uxor dicti Henrici de Fouvenz” confirmed that “dominus Petrus de Borlenmont” donated property to the churches of Frebecourt and Bourlemont, with the consent of “Felicitatis uxoris sue et Symonis fratris sui...domino Symone de Joinvilla”, by charter dated 1211[463]The Feoda Campanie dated [1222/43] includes “...Felicitas domina de Borlemont…” in Feoda Varia[464]1195/1240. 

-         SEIGNEURS de BOURLEMONT[465].  The testament of “Jehans de Boullaimmont escuiers signour d’icellui lieu en partie et sire de Dompremey“, dated 3/23 Oct 1399, chose burial “en l’esglise de monsignour Sainct Esloy de Girbanval [Gerbonvaux]”, appointed “mes...filz Pierre et Jehan” as his heirs provided they gave a share to “frère Liebaud mon fil[466]

(2)       SIMON .  1209.  “Theodoricus de Sancto Elifio”, with the consent of “domini mei Petri...et domine Agnetis matre sue de Borleimont et domini Hanrici de Fouvenz mariti sui et Symonis fratris domini Petri supradicti...” donated “fundum prati mei apud Braz vocabulo Perchies” to Mureau by charter dated 1211[467].  “Henricus de Fouvenz...Agnes uxor dicti Henrici de Fouvenz” confirmed that “dominus Petrus de Borlenmont” donated property to the churches of Frebecourt and Bourlemont, with the consent of “Felicitatis uxoris sue et Symonis fratris sui...domino Symone de Joinvilla”, by charter dated 1211[468]

(3)       JEAN .  Archdeacon of Verdun.  Scholasticus of Toul Cathedral 1218.  Thesaurarius of Toul Cathedral. 

(4)       HERSENDE .  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “molendinum...in Mosa Cussiaci usque Nordauvet” made by “Simonis de Bourleimont et Agnetis uxoris suæ et filiæ suæ Hersedis”, by charter dated 1180[469]

(5)       AGNES .  1223.  m (before 1220) ANCEL de Belrain, son of ---.  1206/1228. 

(c)       HAWIDE (-after 1172).  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “alodium de Souz et Ramercort” made by “Josberti militis de Bourleimont et Assildis uxoris eius” with the consent of “fratrum eiusdem Assildis, Herberti et Radulfi et domini Petri de Brisseio, Simonis fratris eius, sororisque eorum Havuidis, et aliorum hæredum prædicti Josberti et Assildis”, by undated charter[470].  Pierre Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to Mureau/La Crète, including “grangiam de Aydoyz in sicco pago Ornensi, de trium villarum Tempro...et Brichenville et Allenville territoriis fundatam” donated by “...Symon dominus de Borlenmont et sororius eius Hugo de Berfroymont et uxor eius Hayvydis et filii eius Simon, Lebaldus”, by charter dated 1172[471]m (after 1157) HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Bauffremont, son of LIEBAUD [II] [Seigneur] de Bauffremont & his wife [Petronilla von Dachsburg] (-[Dec 1190/Jun 1202]). 

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de SORCY, SEIGNEURS de SORCY

 

 

1.         ARNOUL (-after 1052).  [“Comitibus hiis: Hecelone, Henrico, Gisilberto, Sibodone, Arnulfo” subscribed the charter dated 1029 under which Poppo Archbishop of Trier deplored damage caused to monasteries and donated “ecclesiam Longuion” to the abbey of Notre-Dame-des-Martyrs[472].  It is uncertain whether “Arnulfo” was Arnoul Comte de Sorcy.]  Comte de Sorcy.  "Richuini comitis Segintensis, Haimonis comitis, Arnulfi de Ignes, Odelrici de Novo-villare et fratris eius Herimanni, Arnulfi comitis de Sorceio, Everardi de Sorceio…Gosberti de Asperomonte…Wiselonis fratris Theoderici Virdunensis episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1052 under which Udon Bishop of Toul regulated the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville[473]

 

2.         EVERARD (-19 Mar, after 1071).  "Richuini comitis Segintensis, Haimonis comitis, Arnulfi de Ignes, Odelrici de Novo-villare et fratris eius Herimanni, Arnulfi comitis de Sorceio, Everardi de Sorceio…Gosberti de Asperomonte…Wiselonis fratris Theoderici Virdunensis episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1052 under which Udon Bishop of Toul regulated the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville[474]Comte de Sorcy.  "Fredericus…civitatis Leucorum comes" confirmed property at Viller-le-ses to the abbey of Saint-Eure by charter dated 1070, which names "comitibus meis antecessoribus Raimbaldo et Rainaldo majore eiusque filio Rainaldo minore meo socero", signed by "Haimonis comitis, Everardi comitis, Gilberti filii eius…"[475].  "Friderici hujus urbis comitis, Haimonis comitis et filii eius Odelrici, Everardi comitis et filiorum eius Gilberti et Henrici…" witnessed the charter dated 1071 under which Pibo Bishop of Toul donated property to the abbey of Saint-Eure[476].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XIV Kal Apr" of "Evrardus comes de Sorceio qui dedit nobis tres mansuras infra portam civitatis"[477]m ---.  The name of Everard´s wife is not known.  Everard & his wife had two children: 

a)         GILBERT (-after 1071).  "Fredericus…civitatis Leucorum comes" confirmed property at Viller-le-ses to the abbey of Saint-Eure by charter dated 1070, which names "comitibus meis antecessoribus Raimbaldo et Rainaldo majore eiusque filio Rainaldo minore meo socero", signed by "Haimonis comitis, Everardi comitis, Gilberti filii eius…"[478].  "Friderici hujus urbis comitis, Haimonis comitis et filii eius Odelrici, Everardi comitis et filiorum eius Gilberti et Henrici…" witnessed the charter dated 1071 under which Pibo Bishop of Toul donated property to the abbey of Saint-Eure[479]

b)         HENRI (-after 1071).  "Friderici hujus urbis comitis, Haimonis comitis et filii eius Odelrici, Everardi comitis et filiorum eius Gilberti et Henrici…" witnessed the charter dated 1071 under which Pibo Bishop of Toul donated property to the abbey of Saint-Eure[480]

 

3.         GAUTHIER de Sorcy (-after 1103).  The Papal legate approved the donations to Gorze made by the family of “Aspero Monte”, including the donation made in 1103 by “Ricardus cardinalis episcopus” which was witnessed by “Theodericus dominus castri, Simon de Domno Apro, Petrus senior de Mirwalt, Ricuinus de Commarceio, Walterus de Sorceio, Guido de Conflens...”, by charter dated [1138/53][481]

 

4.         THIERRY de Sorcy (-after 9 Mar 1142).  “...Theodico de Sorceio...” subscribed the charter dated 8 Jan 1135 (O.S.?) which records an agreement between the abbot of Saint-Mihiel and “Widoni advocato Condatensi” concerning “advocatiæ[482].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of property “Romundicuria” to Riéval made by “Theodericus de Sorceio” with the consent of “uxore eius Mathilde filioque suo Stephano” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[483].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “hominibus Rainaldi comitis senioris Barri et filiæ eius Stephaniæ dominæ de Commarceio, ab hominibusque Gerardi castellani Barri et filiorum eius Ricuini cognomento Philippi, Roberti, Hugonis, Theoderici etiam de Sorceio et Mahildis uxoris eius filiique eorum Stephani, Odonisque de Sorceio et Hadevydis uxoris eius” by charter dated 1165[484].  The same charter also approves the donation of a field made by “hominibus Stephani senioris castellani de Sorceio et Theoderici patris sui”.  m MATHILDE, daughter of [THIERRY d’Ambacourt Châtelain de Bar & his wife Hastica ---] (-after 9 Mar 1142).  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of property “Romundicuria” to Riéval made by “Theodericus de Sorceio” with the consent of “uxore eius Mathilde filioque suo Stephano” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[485].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...Theoderici etiam de Sorceio et Mahildis uxoris eius filiique eorum Stephani, Odonisque de Sorceio et Hadevydis uxoris eius” by charter dated 1165[486].  As noted above, this charter suggests that Thierry de Sorcy and Eudes de Sorcy held some interest in Commercy, maybe through their respective wives to explain their presence in the document.  Mathilde’s interest in Commercy is confirmed by another part of the same charter under which the bishop confirmed the donation of “usuarium in sylva de Commarceio...Forest” to Riéval made by “Rainaldus comes assentientibus filiis suis Ugone et Rainaldo comite Barri et sorore eorum Stephania..” and their part in the same property made by “Gerardus castellanus Barri et filii eius Robertus, Riquinus, Hugo et Mahildis soror eiusdem castellani et filius eius Stephanus de Sorceio”.  Thierry & his wife had one child: 

a)         ETIENNE de Sorcy “senior” .  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of property “Romundicuria” to Riéval made by “Theodericus de Sorceio” with the consent of “uxore eius Mathilde filioque suo Stephano” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[487]Châtelain de Sorcy.  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...Theoderici etiam de Sorceio et Mahildis uxoris eius filiique eorum Stephani, Odonisque de Sorceio et Hadevydis uxoris eius” by charter dated 1165[488].  The same charter also approves the donation of a field made by “hominibus Stephani senioris castellani de Sorceio et Theoderici patris sui”.  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “usuarium pasturarum” made by “Odo et Stephanus senior domini de Sorceio”, by charter dated 1179[489].  [m JUDITH, daughter of ---.  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “croadem in territorio de Neves...Marchavea” made by “hæredes Juditha domina de Sorceio et Severicus de Belloramo et Matildis uxor eius” for the soul of “Stephani junioris”, by charter dated 1179[490].  Etienne & his wife had [two children]: 

i)          [ETIENNE de Sorcy “junior” .  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “locum de Bellomonte qui antiquitus...Rampans...cum pasturis...terræ castello de Commarceio” made by “domini de Commarceio Stephania...assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum et Stephanus junior de Sorceio et Savaricus de Belleramo assensu Theoderici Metensis episcopi et Petri Tullensis episcopi”, by charter dated 1179[491].  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “Neves scilicet Commarceio, Sorbeio, Meligneio, Levovilla, locum de Bemont qui antiquitatis Rampuns...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “Stephania comitissa prædicti castri assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum Sophiæ et Agnetis et Stephani quondam Metensis episcopi [so the original donation dated to before 1162] a quo illum in feudum tenebat, et Stephanus de Sorceio et Savaricus de Belloramo assensu uxoris suæ Mathildis, et Philippus castellanus Barri assensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Ulrici”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[492]

ii)         [MATHILDE .  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “croadem in territorio de Neves...Marchavea” made by “hæredes Juditha domina de Sorceio et Severicus de Belloramo et Matildis uxor eius” for the soul of “Stephani junioris”, by charter dated 1179[493].  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “...Stephanus de Sorceio et Savaricus de Belloramo assensu uxoris suæ Mathildis...”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[494]m SAVARY de Belleram, son of ---.  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “locum de Bellomonte qui antiquitus...Rampans...cum pasturis...terræ castello de Commarceio” made by “domini de Commarceio Stephania...assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum et Stephanus junior de Sorceio et Savaricus de Belleramo...”, by charter dated 1179[495]

 

5.         EUDES de Sorcy (-[after 1165])Seigneur de SorcyHenri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...Theoderici etiam de Sorceio et Mahildis uxoris eius filiique eorum Stephani, Odonisque de Sorceio et Hadevydis uxoris eius” by charter dated 1165[496].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “usuarium pasturarum” made by “Odo et Stephanus senior domini de Sorceio”, by charter dated 1179[497]m HAWIDE, daughter of [THIERRY d’Ambacourt Châtelain de Bar & his wife Hastica ---].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...Theoderici etiam de Sorceio et Mahildis uxoris eius filiique eorum Stephani, Odonisque de Sorceio et Hadevydis uxoris eius” by charter dated 1165[498].  As noted above, this charter suggests that Thierry de Sorcy and Eudes de Sorcy held some interest in Commercy, maybe through their respective wives to explain their presence in the document.  If that is correct, maybe their wives were sisters.  That possibility appears to be supported by another confirmation in the same charter which indicates that Mathilde, wife of Thierry de Sorcy, was the sister of Gérard Châtelain de Bar (see above).  The same charter dated 1165 also approves the donation of a mill by “Hadevidis domina de Sorceio uxor domini Odonis” with the consent of “filio eius Waltero canonico et archidiacono, Hugone genero eius et uxore eius prædictæ dominæ filia”.  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “molendinum de Vacon” made by “Havildis domina de Sorceio” with the consent of “Valteri filii sui et Bartholomeæ suæ cognomento bonæ filiæ et Hugonis generi sui”, by charter dated 1179[499].  Eudes & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUTHIER .  Archdeacon.  Henri Bishop of Toul approved the donation of a mill to Riéval by “Hadevidis domina de Sorceio uxor domini Odonis” with the consent of “filio eius Waltero canonico et archidiacono, Hugone genero eius et uxore eius prædictæ dominæ filia”, by charter dated 1165[500].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “molendinum de Vacon” made by “Havildis domina de Sorceio” with the consent of “Valteri filii sui et Bartholomeæ suæ cognomento bonæ filiæ et Hugonis generi sui”, by charter dated 1179[501]

b)         BARTHOLOMEA [Bonne] .  Henri Bishop of Toul approved the donation of a mill to Riéval by “Hadevidis domina de Sorceio uxor domini Odonis” with the consent of “filio eius Waltero canonico et archidiacono, Hugone genero eius et uxore eius prædictæ dominæ filia”, by charter dated 1165[502].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “molendinum de Vacon” made by “Havildis domina de Sorceio” with the consent of “Valteri filii sui et Bartholomeæ suæ cognomento bonæ filiæ et Hugonis generi sui”, by charter dated 1179[503]m HUGUES, son of ---.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he was a member of a younger branch of the Reynal family[504].  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  Seigneur de Sorcy.  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of property “quatuor falces prati...in brolio suo ultra Nawam” made by “Hugo dominus de Sorceio” for “filio suo Theobaldo” who was buried in the church, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[505].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

i)          THIBAUT (-before 1181, bur Riéval).  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of property “quatuor falces prati...in brolio suo ultra Nawam” made by “Hugo dominus de Sorceio” for “filio suo Theobaldo” who was buried in the church, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[506]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS d’ASPREMONT

 

 

1.         GOBERT [I] d´Aspremont (-after 1060).  "Richuini comitis Segintensis, Haimonis comitis…Everardi de Sorceio…Gosberti de Asperomonte…Wiselonis fratris Theoderici Virdunensis episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1052 under which Udon Bishop of Toul regulated the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville[507].  "Gobertus" founded the priory of Notre-Dame at Aspremont by charter dated 1060[508]

 

2.         GOBERT [II] d´Aspremontm ---.  The name of Gobert’s wife is not known.  Gobert [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HADWIGE d’Aspremont .  A charter dated 1103, confirming the foundation of Aspremont Notre-Dame, records that "tempore Henrici imperatoris IV Gobertus quidam nobilis dominus Asperi-montis, pater dominæ Hadevidis" married his daughter to "Theodorico filio Alberti Briacensis"[509]m THIERRY de Briey, son of ALBERT de Briey & his wife --- (-[1128]).  Seigneur d'Apremont et de Rouvres. 

 

 

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

a)         THIERRY de Briey (-[1128]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1103, confirming the foundation of Aspremont Notre-Dame, which records that "tempore Henrici imperatoris IV Gobertus quidam nobilis dominus Asperi-montis, pater dominæ Hadevidis" married his daughter to "Theodorico filio Alberti Briacensis"[510]Seigneur d'Aspremont et de Rouvres.  m HADWIGE d'Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [II] d´Aspremont & his wife Helvide ---.  A charter dated 1103, confirming the foundation of Aspremont Notre-Dame, records that "tempore Henrici imperatoris IV Gobertus quidam nobilis dominus Asperi-montis, pater dominæ Hadevidis" married his daughter to "Theodorico filio Alberti Briacensis"[511].  Thierry & his wife had one child: 

i)          GOBERT [III] d´Aspremont (-before 1141).  A charter dated 1103, confirming the foundation of Aspremont Notre-Dame, names "Gobertum" as only son of "Theodorico filio Alberti Briacensis" and his wife "Hadevidis"[512]Seigneur d´Aspremontm HAWISE de Joinville, daughter of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Hodierne de Courtenay (-after 9 Mar 1142).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hadewidem de Asperomonte" as the daughter of "Iovevillam Gaufridus secundus, tertius…eiusdem loci domnus"[513].  The Papal legate approved the donations to Gorze made by the family of “Aspero Monte”, including the donation of “alodium de Trundes” made by “domina Helwidis uxor...domini Goberti”, by charter dated to [1138/53][514].  She was co-founder of the abbey of Riéval in 1141[515].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of property “Romundicuria” to Riéval made by “Petro de Brisseio et a Leucharde de Umplona filiisque et filiabus eius et a domina Hadewide de Asperomonte filiisque eius” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[516].  “Leucharde de Umplona” and her sons and daughters have not otherwise been identified, but presumably she and Hawide d’Aspremont held the property donated jointly with Pierre de Brixey, presumably by inheritance maybe through the Reynel family from whom both Hawide and Pierre de Brixey were descended.  "Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[517].  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of property “a capitulo sancti Stephani Tullensis” made by “Havilda de Aspero-monte assensu filiorum suorum Goberti et Theoderici, et a Balduino de Umplona”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[518].  Gobert [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       GOBERT [IV] d´Aspremont (-before 1163).  "Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[519].  Adalbero Bishop of Verdun founded the abbey of Châtillon, with the consent of “Haybertus advocatus...consentiente uxore sua Elysabeth et filiis suis Alberto et Raynardo...Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum uxore sua Ayleide et filiastro suo Valtero id est Petri filio de Mirowalt”, by charter dated 1153[520].  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of property “a capitulo sancti Stephani Tullensis” made by “Havilda de Aspero-monte assensu filiorum suorum Goberti et Theoderici, et a Balduino de Umplona”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[521]m as her second husband, ADELAIDE de Dun, widow of PIERRE de Mirowalt, daughter of ---.  Adalbero Bishop of Verdun founded the abbey of Châtillon, with the consent of “Haybertus advocatus...consentiente uxore sua Elysabeth et filiis suis Alberto et Raynardo...Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum uxore sua Ayleide et filiastro suo Valtero id est Petri filio de Mirowalt”, by charter dated 1153[522].  Gobert [IV] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       GOBERT [V] d´Aspremont (-on Crusade 26 Nov 1190)"Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[523]

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(b)       THIERRY de Romont (-after 1152).  "Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[524].  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of property “a capitulo sancti Stephani Tullensis” made by “Havilda de Aspero-monte assensu filiorum suorum Goberti et Theoderici, et a Balduino de Umplona”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[525]

 

 

GOBERT [V] d´Aspremont, son of GOBERT [IV] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Adelaide de Dun (-on Crusade 26 Nov 1190)"Gobertus de Aspero-monte cum fratre meo Theodorico de Rommont et Goberto filio meo" founded the abbey of Rengéval, including the donation made by “mater nostra Haydis”, by charter dated 1152[526].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Gobertus Aspero Montis…” in De Vitriaco et appenditiis[527]

m IDA de Chiny, daughter of ALBERT Comte de Chiny & his wife Agnes de Bar.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[528], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis". 

Gobert [V] & his wife had children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [I] d´Aspremont (-20 Jun 1222, bur Verdun Cathedral).  “Ludovicus...comes de Chinei” donated “patronatum...ecclesiæ de Giversei, de Trembloit et de Chamoulhei” to Orval by charter dated 1200, under his seal and that of “domini Gaufridi de Asperomonte cognati mei[529]m ELISABETH de Dampierre, daughter of GUILLAUME [I] Seigneur de Dampierre-sur-Aube & his wife [Ermengarde de Moncy].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra"[530].  “G. dominus Asperimontis” confirmed that “domina Elizabeth Asperimontis” had renounced claims over “forestariorum de Brandevile” in favour of Orval, with the consent of “domini Milonis fratris sui”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[531].  Geoffroy & his wife had four children: 

a)         GOBERT [VI] d´Aspremont (-before May 1239).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra"[532]

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b)         JEAN d´Aspremont (-10 Dec 1238, bur Metz)Bishop of Verdun 1217.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records that “Iohannes de Aspero-monte” succeeded Robert as bishop of Verdun[533].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1217 of “Robertus episcopus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Iohannes de Aspero-monte, qui fundavit monasterium sancti Nicolai in Prato[534]Bishop of Metz 1224.  The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium (Continuatio) records the succession of “frater domini Asperi-montis dominus Iohannes”, his acquisition of “comes de Dauborc...feodum” from the count´s daughter and heiress, and “castra nobilia Saraborc...Albam, Truquestein et Herrestein...advocatiam de Marsal[535].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the abdication in 1224 of “Iohannes Virdunensis episcopus”, his transfer “ad episcopatum Mettensem”, and the succession of “Radulfus de Torta cantor de Lyon[536].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Jun" of "Guido de Asperomonte", adding that he confirmed the donation of "Roure" made by "patre suo Jofrido" with the consent of "fratrum suorum J. episcopi nostri et Goberti domini de Duno"[537].  The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium (Continuatio) records the burial of “Iohannes” “in choro maioris ecclesie Metensis[538]

c)         GUY d´Aspremont (-16 May ----).  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Jun" of "Guido de Asperomonte", adding that he confirmed the donation of "Roure" made by "patre suo Jofrido" with the consent of "fratrum suorum J. episcopi nostri et Goberti domini de Duno"[539]

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

 

 

GOBERT [VI] d´Aspremont, son of GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Elisabeth de Dampierre (-before May 1239).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names (in order) "Ysabella mater domni Roberti de Asperomonte, Oda mater illorum de Torota, tertia Helvidis [uxor] domno Iohanni de Montemirabili" as the three sisters of "pater Erchenbaldi Guido de Dampetra"[540].  Seigneur de Dun: “Gobertus dominus de Duno” attested that “Hues de Villennes...” had confirmed a donation to Orval by charter dated 1226[541]Seigneur d’Aspremont.  “G. dominus Asperimontis” confirmed that “domina Elizabeth Asperimontis” had renounced claims over “forestariorum de Brandevile” in favour of Orval, with the consent of “domini Milonis fratris sui”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[542].  “Gobertus dominus Asperimontis et Duni et Juliana uxor eius” donated their part “in decima de Lyons et de Mervaulx” to the hospital at Dun by charter dated Aug 1234[543].  “G. dominus Asperimontis et Duni” donated “usuarium grangiæ...de Soullepuis” to Orval, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ”, by charter dated Jan 1234 (O.S.)[544].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Jun" of "Guido de Asperomonte", adding that he confirmed the donation of "Roure" made by "patre suo Jofrido" with the consent of "fratrum suorum J. episcopi nostri et Goberti domini de Duno"[545].  His date of death is set by the charter of his widow dated May 1239, quoted below. 

m (before 1221) JULIANE de Rozoy, daughter of ROGER Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Alix d´Avesnes (-after 1251).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "Aelidis secunda filia" married "domino Rogero de Rosoy" by whom she had one son and four daughters and naming their descendants[546].  “Gobertus dominus Asperimontis et Duni et Juliana uxor eius” donated their part “in decima de Lyons et de Mervaulx” to the hospital at Dun by charter dated Aug 1234[547].  “Juliana domina de Duno quondam uxor Goberti domini Asperimontis” acknowledged that “Johannes li Bois de Duno fidelis meis” had renounced claims in favour of Orval, by charter dated May 1239[548].  “Clementia comitissa Salmensis” noted the donations made by “Aelidis dicta domina de Audenarde, Juliana dicta domina de Asperomonte...sorores meæ...[et] Rogero domino Rosetensi...fratri meo” and the monks at Signy by charter dated 1246[549].  Dame de Chaumont 1251. 

Gobert [VI] & his wife had five children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [II] d´Aspremont (-Mansurah Jan 1250).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "primogenitus Joffridus” of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte" married “comitissam Salebruges” but died childless[550].  Henri Comte de Bar notified that “Jofroi de Aspremont e Lorete sa fem qui fu fille Simon lo conte de Salebruche ma nieçaim” and “Maaut e Jehanne serors cele Lorete“ had agreed the division of the Saarbrücken inheritance by charter dated 4 Apr 1235 “[551]Seigneur d’Aspremont.  Graf von Saarbrücken.  "Jofridus comes Sarepontis et dominus Asperimontis" swore homage to "domini mei Metensis episcopi" by charter dated 11 Feb 1243 (O. S.)[552].  The testament of “Joffrois cunes de Salebruges, sires d’Apremont”, dated Jan 1249 (O.S.) “en Egypte près de la Messoire”, appointed as his heir “mon signour Gobert mon frère...sauf le douaire Lorette ma femme contesse de Salebruges”, and names “Jehan mon frère prevost de Montfaucon”, witnessed by “li evesques de Soissons, messires Jehans de Joinville senechaus de Champaigne, li sires de la Fesche[553]m (before 4 Apr 1235) as her first husband, LORETTA von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON III Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Lorette de Lorraine (-after 13 Nov 1270).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "primogenitus Joffridus” of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte" married “comitissam Salebruges” but died childless[554].  The bishop of Metz invested "Loretæ filiæ…Simonis Sarepontis primogenitæ Sarbruche" with "comitatum Saræpontis et totum feodum quod de me tenet" by charter dated 31 May 1227[555].  Henri Comte de Bar notified that “Jofroi de Aspremont e Lorete sa fem qui fu fille Simon lo conte de Salebruche ma nieçaim” and “Maaut e Jehanne serors cele Lorete“ had agreed the division of the Saarbrücken inheritance by charter dated 4 Apr 1235 “[556].  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d´Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[557].  She married secondly (1252) Dietrich Luf von Kleve Herr von Dinslaken und Wesel.  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had one child: 

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

2.         daughter .  "Symon comes de Dauborc" recorded his peace agreement with "domino Johanne Metensi episcopo", including his marriage with "filiam fratris sui G. domini de Asperomonte", with the consent of "patris mei F. comitis de Lynengen", by charter dated 29 Aug 1227[558]Betrothed (29 Aug 1227) to SIMON von Leiningen Graf von Dachsburg, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Leiningen & his [first] wife Agnes von Eberstein (-[1234/36]). 

3.         ALIX d´Aspremont .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (1248) as his second wife, WAUTHIER Seigneur de Ligne, son of WAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Ligne & his first wife Marguerite de Fontaines-l´Evêque (-[1295], bur Cambron). 

4.         GOBERT [VII] d´Aspremont (-[24 Aug 1278/Apr 1280], bur Verdun Franciscan convent).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “frater eius Gobbertus” succeeded "primogenitus Joffridus” (of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte")[559].  The testament of “Joffrois cunes de Salebruges, sires d’Apremont”, dated Jan 1249 (O.S.) “en Egypte près de la Messoire”, appointed as his heir “mon signour Gobert mon frère...sauf le douaire Lorette ma femme contesse de Salebruges”, and names “Jehan mon frère prevost de Montfaucon”, witnessed by “li evesques de Soissons, messires Jehans de Joinville senechaus de Champaigne, li sires de la Fesche[560]Seigneur d’Aspremontm (1254) AGNES de Coucy, daughter of THOMAS de Coucy Seigneur de Vervins & his wife Mathilde de Rethel.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “frater eius Gobbertus” succeeded "primogenitus Joffridus” (of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte") married “Agnete filia domini Thomæ de Couchi” and had “duos...filios...primogeniti Joffridus et alterius Thomas” (who married “duas sorores, filias domini de Kieverain”) and “duas filias[561].  Gobert [VII] & his wife had children: 

a)         GEOFFROY [III] d’Aspremont (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302)Seigneur d’Aspremont.  The Chronique Artésienne records “li sires d’Aspremont” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai 11 Jul 1302[562]m (before 1285) ISABELLE de Quiévrain Dame de Quiévrain et d’Amblise, daughter of NICOLAS Seigneur de Quiévrain & his wife --- (-2 Feb [1335], bur Valenciennes).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  “Renaut de Bar evesque de Mets“ and “Gobert d’Aspremont pour luy et sa mere Ysabeau de Kieuuraing” reached agreement regarding “[le] chasteau et chastellenie de Conflans” by charter dated 1308[563].  Geoffroy [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          GOBERT [VII] d’Aspremont (-10 Dec 1325, bur Apremont)Seigneur d’Aspremont.  “Renaut de Bar evesque de Mets“ and “Gobert d’Aspremont pour luy et sa mere Ysabeau de Kieuuraing” reached agreement regarding “[le] chasteau et chastellenie de Conflans” by charter dated 1308[564]. 

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ii)         MARIE d’Aspremont The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m as his second wife, GUILLAUME de Dampierre Seigneur de Saint-Dizier, son of JEAN de Dampierre Seigneur de Dampierre-sur-l'Aube & his wife Laura de Lorraine (-after 1314). 

b)         JEANNE d’Aspremont (-after 17 Jan 1321).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Fridericus comes et Iohanna nostra collateralis comitissa de Liningen" granted freedom to "Sendelborne" for Otterberg by charter dated 22 Mar 1304[565]m (1282) as his third wife, FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Leiningen, son of FRIEDRICH [IV] Graf von Leiningen & his wife Adelheid von Kyburg (-1316). 

c)         MATHILDE d’Aspremont (-1329).  “Jehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Gille de Bar sa compaigne et espouse contesse…et Symos de Sarrebruches chlr sigr dou dit Comarcey” certified 20 May 1352 having seen a charter dated 2 Feb 1324 under which “Iehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Mahault dasprmont sa compaigne et espouse contesse...et Iehans leurs fils” granted privileges to Commercy[566]m as his first wife, JOHANN [I] Graf von Saarbrücken, son of SIMON [III] de Commercy Graf von Saarbrücken & his first wife Marguerite --- (-23 Jan 1343). 

5.         JEAN d’Aspremont .  The testament of “Joffrois cunes de Salebruges, sires d’Apremont”, dated Jan 1249 (O.S.) “en Egypte près de la Messoire”, appointed as his heir “mon signour Gobert mon frère...sauf le douaire Lorette ma femme contesse de Salebruges”, and names “Jehan mon frère prevost de Montfaucon”, witnessed by “li evesques de Soissons, messires Jehans de Joinville senechaus de Champaigne, li sires de la Fesche[567]

 

 

GOBERT [VII] d’Aspremont, son of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur d’Aspremont & his wife Isabelle de Quiévrain (-10 Dec 1325, bur Apremont)Seigneur d’Aspremont.  “Renaut de Bar evesque de Mets“ and “Gobert d’Aspremont pour luy et sa mere Ysabeau de Kieuuraing” reached agreement regarding “[le] chasteau et chastellenie de Conflans” by charter dated 1308[568]. 

m (contract Nov 1295, [Jun] 1306) MARIE de Bar, daughter of THIBAUT II Comte de Bar & his second wife Jeanne de Toucy (-after 23 Oct 1346).  "Renaut evesque de Mets" recorded himself as "frere de monsieur Pierre de Bar seigneur de Pierrefort et de Marie de Bar femme de monsieur Gobert d´Aspremont" in a charter dated 1314[569]"Geofroy seigneur d´Aspremont et Iean d´Aspremont son frere enfans de feu Gobert d´Aspremont" granted "le chasteau et ville de Dun" to “Marie de Bar leur mere”, in the presence of “Edouard comte de Bar leur cousin et de Henry evesque de Verdun leur oncle et de monsieur Gobert seigneur de Chaumont leur cousin”, by charter dated 1326[570]

Gobert [VII] & his wife had children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [IV] d’Aspremont (-1375)Seigneur d’Aspremont.  "Geofroy seigneur d´Aspremont et Iean d´Aspremont son frere enfans de feu Gobert d´Aspremont" granted "le chasteau et ville de Dun" to “Marie de Bar leur mere”, in the presence of “Edouard comte de Bar leur cousin et de Henry evesque de Verdun leur oncle et de monsieur Gobert seigneur de Chaumont leur cousin”, by charter dated 1326[571]m (Jan 1319) MARGUERITE de Sully, daughter of HENRI [IV] Seigneur de Sully & his wife Jeanne de Vendôme (-after 1375).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

-        SEIGNEURS d´ASPREMONT[572]

2.         JEAN d’Aspremont .  "Geofroy seigneur d´Aspremont et Iean d´Aspremont son frere enfans de feu Gobert d´Aspremont" granted "le chasteau et ville de Dun" to “Marie de Bar leur mere”, in the presence of “Edouard comte de Bar leur cousin et de Henry evesque de Verdun leur oncle et de monsieur Gobert seigneur de Chaumont leur cousin”, by charter dated 1326[573]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de COMMERCY

 

 

The seigneurie de Commercy, located on the left bank of the river Meuse, was bound to the north by the seigneurie d’Apremont, to the south by the lands of the bishopric of Toul, and to the west by the county of Bar[574].  It lay within the territory of the earlier pagus Bedensis[575].  Commercy was first recorded as shared by Richwin and by Renaud Comte de Bar et de Mousson (see the document BAR)[576].  This joint holding of the seigneurie suggests a common ancestry, and indeed the name Richwin appears in the possible paternal ancestry of the Comtes de Bar (Richwin Comte de Charpeigne).  Renaud Comte de Bar granted Commercy to his daughter Stéphanie/Etiennette who married Hugues [III] Seigneur de Broyes et de Châteauvillain (see CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY), ancestor of Gaucher [I] Seigneur de Commercy whose family is shown below.  The charters quoted below show that collateral descendants of Richwin continued to play a role in Commercy until the mid- to late-12th century, parallel with the Commercy seigneurial family descended from the seigneurs de Broyes. 

 

 

Three siblings, parents not identified: 

1.         RICHWIN de Commercy (-after 1119).  [Seigneur] de Commercy.  The Papal legate approved the donations to Gorze made by the family of “Aspero Monte”, including the donation made in 1103 by “Ricardus cardinalis episcopus” which was witnessed by “Theodericus dominus castri, Simon de Domno Apro, Petrus senior de Mirwalt, Ricuinus de Commarceio, Walterus de Sorceio, Guido de Conflens...”, by charter dated [1138/53][577].  Richwin donated half of the castle of Commercy, except for one quarter held “en gage de son frère Hugues”, to the church of Toul, naming “sa femme...Riquicia”, by charter dated 1119[578]m RIQUICIA, daughter of ---.  Richwin donated half of the castle of Commercy to the church of Toul, naming “sa femme...Riquicia”, by charter dated 1119[579]

2.         HUGUES (-after 1119).  Richwin donated half of the castle of Commercy, except for one quarter held “en gage de son frère Hugues”, to the church of Toul by charter dated 1119[580]

3.         HASTICA .  François-Vivès names “Hastica” as sister of Richwin de Commercy, adding that she married “Thierry d’Ambacourt châtelain de Bar” who later claimed to succeed to Commercy[581]m THIERRY d’Ambacourt Châtelain de Bar, son of --- (-before 24 Jun 1145).  “...Theodoricus castellanus et filius eius Gerardus...” subscribed the charter dated 1127 under which the counts of Bar relinquished rights of investiture at Saint-Mihiel[582].  Thierry & his wife had [three children]: 

a)         GERARD .  “...Theodoricus castellanus et filius eius Gerardus...” subscribed the charter dated 1127 under which the counts of Bar relinquished rights of investiture at Saint-Mihiel[583].  Châtelain de Bar.  “...Gyrardo castelleno Barrensi...” subscribed the charter dated 8 Jan 1135 (O.S.?) which records an agreement between the abbot of Saint-Mihiel and “Widoni advocato Condatensi” concerning “advocatiæ[584].  Etienne Bishop of Metz donated “prædium in feodo Commarciensi...Bernaicuria...sylvam etiam Commarciensem...Foreid” to Riéval “per manum comitis Rainaldi præfati Commarciensis feodi possessoris...collaudante filiisque eius Hugone et Rainaldo” by undated charter, witnessed by “Gerardo castellano...[585].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “hominibus Rainaldi comitis senioris Barri et filiæ eius Stephaniæ dominæ de Commarceio, ab hominibusque Gerardi castellani Barri et filiorum eius Ricuini cognomento Philippi, Roberti, Hugonis, Theoderici etiam de Sorceio et Mahildis uxoris eius filiique eorum Stephani, Odonisque de Sorceio et Hadevydis uxoris eius” by charter dated 1165[586].  This charter suggests that Gérard held an interest in Commercy, presumably inherited from his mother’s family.  In the same document, the bishop confirmed the donation of “usuarium in sylva de Commarceio...Forest” to Riéval made by “Rainaldus comes assentientibus filiis suis Ugone et Rainaldo comite Barri et sorore eorum Stephania..” and their part in the same property made by “Gerardus castellanus Barri et filii eius Robertus, Riquinus, Hugo et Mahildis soror eiusdem castellani et filius eius Stephanus de Sorceio”.  m ---.  The name of Gérard’s wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had three children: 

i)          RICHWIN [Philippe] .  Châtelain de Bar.  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...hominibusque Gerardi castellani Barri et filiorum eius Ricuini cognomento Philippi, Roberti, Hugonis...” by charter dated 1165[587].  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “Stephania comitissa prædicti castri assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum Sophiæ et Agnetis et Stephani quondam Metensis episcopi [so the original donation dated to before 1162] a quo illum in feudum tenebat, et Stephanus de Sorceio et Savaricus de Belloramo assensu uxoris suæ Mathildis, et Philippus castellanus Barri assensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Ulrici”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[588].  m ---.  The name of Philippe’s wife is not known.  Philippe & his wife had two children: 

(a)       GERARD .  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “...Philippus castellanus Barri assensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Ulrici”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[589]

(b)       ULRIC .  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “...Philippus castellanus Barri assensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Ulrici”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[590]

ii)         ROBERT .  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...hominibusque Gerardi castellani Barri et filiorum eius Ricuini cognomento Philippi, Roberti, Hugonis...” by charter dated 1165[591]

iii)        HUGUES .  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...hominibusque Gerardi castellani Barri et filiorum eius Ricuini cognomento Philippi, Roberti, Hugonis...” by charter dated 1165[592]

b)         [MATHILDE (-after 1165).  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of property “Romundicuria” to Riéval made by “Theodericus de Sorceio” with the consent of “uxore eius Mathilde filioque suo Stephano” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[593].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...Theoderici etiam de Sorceio et Mahildis uxoris eius filiique eorum Stephani, Odonisque de Sorceio et Hadevydis uxoris eius” by charter dated 1165[594].  As noted above, this charter suggests that Thierry de Sorcy and Eudes de Sorcy held some interest in Commercy, maybe through their respective wives to explain their presence in the document.  Mathilde’s interest in Commercy is confirmed by another part of the same charter under which the bishop confirmed the donation of “usuarium in sylva de Commarceio...Forest” to Riéval made by “Rainaldus comes assentientibus filiis suis Ugone et Rainaldo comite Barri et sorore eorum Stephania..” and their part in the same property made by “Gerardus castellanus Barri et filii eius Robertus, Riquinus, Hugo et Mahildis soror eiusdem castellani et filius eius Stephanus de Sorceio”.  m THIERRY de Sorcy, son of --- (-after 9 Mar 1142). 

c)         [HAWIDE .  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “vallem inter duas vias a Fracia usque ad fagetum Commarceii et a Chelma” to Riéval made by “...Theoderici etiam de Sorceio et Mahildis uxoris eius filiique eorum Stephani, Odonisque de Sorceio et Hadevydis uxoris eius” by charter dated 1165[595].  As noted above, this charter suggests that Thierry de Sorcy and Eudes de Sorcy held some interest in Commercy, maybe through their respective wives to explain their presence in the document.  If that is correct, maybe their wives were sisters.  That possibility appears to be supported by another confirmation in the same charter which indicates that Mathilde, wife of Thierry de Sorcy, was the sister of Gérard Châtelain de Bar (see above).  The same charter dated 1165 also approves the donation of a mill by “Hadevidis domina de Sorceio uxor domini Odonis” with the consent of “filio eius Waltero canonico et archidiacono, Hugone genero eius et uxore eius prædictæ dominæ filia”.  m EUDES de Sorcy Seigneur de Sorcy, son of ---.]  

 

 

1.         RENAUD Comte de Bar, son of THIERRY de Mousson & his wife Ermentrude de Bourgogne [Comté] ([1075/77]-on ship in the Mediterranean 25 Feb or 10 Mar 1149)Seigneur de Commercy:  as "comte Renaud", he sold the fortress of Commercy to the abbé de Saint-Mihiel in 1106[596].  Etienne Bishop of Metz donated “prædium in feodo Commarciensi...Bernaicuria...sylvam etiam Commarciensem...Foreid” to Riéval “per manum comitis Rainaldi præfati Commarciensis feodi possessoris...collaudante filiisque eius Hugone et Rainaldo” by undated charter, witnessed by “Gerardo castellano...[597].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of property “molendinum in Commarciensi” made by “comite...Renaldo et ab utroque eius filio Ugone et Renaldo, a dominoque Stephano Metensi episcopo” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[598]

 

 

GAUCHER [I] de Commercy, son of SIMON [I] de Broyes Seigneur de Broyes et de Commercy & his wife Nicole Dame de Montrivel et de Châteauvillain du Jura (-[1244/48]).  An undated charter records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[599].  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[600]Seigneur de Commercy.  “Gaucherus dominus Commarceii” paid homage to “Theobaldo Campaniæ et Briæ comiti, Trecensi palatino” for “villa…Banna…ab Hugone domino Brecarum, dicti Gaucheri fratre” by charter dated Apr 1225[601].  “Galterius dominus de Commercy...filios meos Simonem et Guillelmum milites” swore homage to “dominum meum Joannem comitem Burgundiæ et dominum de Salins” for “Castrum-Villani in Jura et Montem-Revelli” by charter dated late Sep 1240[602].  “Guachiers sires de Commercey” paid homage to “Jeham conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins” for “Monrevel et…Nant” by charter dated 28 Sep 1241, signed by “mons. Symon et mons. Guillame mes filz et…ma cousine Clemence dame de Fonvenz[603].  Gauthier granted privileges to La Neuville-au-Rupt by charter dated Jan 1244 (N.S.)[604].  The charter dated Dec 1248 quoted below specifies that Gaucher was deceased at the time. 

m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after Dec 1248).  "A […Angnes] domina de Commerceio relicta G condam domini de Commerceio, Galcherus et Henricus filii eiusdem" swore homage to the bishop of Metz by charter dated Dec 1248[605]

Gaucher [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         SIMON [II] de Commercy (-before Dec 1248).  “Galterius dominus de Commercy...filios meos Simonem et Guillelmum milites” swore homage to “dominum meum Joannem comitem Burgundiæ et dominum de Salins” for “Castrum-Villani in Jura et Montem-Revelli” by charter dated late Sep 1240[606].  He presumably died before Dec 1248, the date of the charter quoted above which names his mother and two younger brothers.  m as her first husband, MATHILDE von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON III Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Lorette de Lorraine (-30 Aug 1276, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d´Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[607].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.   She married secondly ([1250]) Amedée Seigneur de Montfaucon, who succeeded as Seigneur de Commercy and as Graf von Saarbrücken.  The date of her second marriage is indicated by the following document: Amedée “Seigneur de Montfaucon et de Commercy” sealed a charter dated 1251 under which the chapter of Commercy Saint-Nicolas donated annuel produce to “Aubry chanoine de Broyes[608].  Gilles Bishop of Toul notified an agreement between “seignor Ami de monfacon et Mahaut sa fame” and “les anfanz dou premier mari à la dite dame...Simon, Ferri, Jaquemin et Lourete“ relating to “le deuaire sa fame...la voiere dou Nuef Chastel” by charter dated Aug 1257[609].  "Mechtildis domina Montis Falconis et vallis Colonie" donated property to "patruus noster…Nuhusensis præpositus" by charter dated 8 Jan 1260[610].  Her parentage and second marriage are indicated by a charter dated 8 Oct 1271 which relates that Saarbrücken was the fief of the bishop of Metz, recording that "bone memorie Jacobus quondam Metensis episcopus" (son of Ferry II Duke of Lorraine) had enfeoffed "Lorettam relictam…neptem propriam" and that, on the death of the latter, "germane dicte Lorete…primogenita domina Mahout domina Montisfalconis" inherited the castle[611].  Simon [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         SIMON [III] de Commercy (-[1307/09]).  Gilles Bishop of Toul notified an agreement between “seignor Ami de monfacon et Mahaut sa fame” and “les anfanz dou premier mari à la dite dame...Simon, Ferri, Jaquemin et Lourete“ relating to “le deuaire sa fame...la voiere dou Nuef Chastel” by charter dated Aug 1257[612]Seigneur de Commercy.  Simon and his brother Ferry “seigneurs et hoirs de Commercy” granted Ernecourt to “leur beau-père Amé” by charter dated 1259[613]Graf von Saarbrücken

-        GRAFEN von SAARBRÜCKEN

b)         FERRY de Commercy .  Gilles Bishop of Toul notified an agreement between “seignor Ami de monfacon et Mahaut sa fame” and “les anfanz dou premier mari à la dite dame...Simon, Ferri, Jaquemin et Lourete“ relating to “le deuaire sa fame...la voiere dou Nuef Chastel” by charter dated Aug 1257[614].  Simon and his brother Ferry were declared “hors de mainbournie” by charter dated 1259[615]Seigneur de Commercy.  Simon and his brother Ferry “seigneurs et hoirs de Commercy” granted Ernecourt to “leur beau-père Amé” by charter dated 1259[616]

c)         JACQUES de Commercy .  Gilles Bishop of Toul notified an agreement between “seignor Ami de monfacon et Mahaut sa fame” and “les anfanz dou premier mari à la dite dame...Simon, Ferri, Jaquemin et Lourete“ relating to “le deuaire sa fame...la voiere dou Nuef Chastel” by charter dated Aug 1257[617]

d)         LAURETTE de Commercy (-5 Oct 1276, bur Salins, l'église des Carmélites).  Gilles Bishop of Toul notified an agreement between “seignor Ami de monfacon et Mahaut sa fame” and “les anfanz dou premier mari à la dite dame...Simon, Ferri, Jaquemin et Lourete“ relating to “le deuaire sa fame...la voiere dou Nuef Chastel” by charter dated Aug 1257[618].  “Jehans cuens de Borgoigne et sire de Salins” confirmed homage by “Ameys de Monbeliard sires de Monfacon, nostre nies” to “la contesse Lore, nostre fome”, by charter dated Jan 1261[619].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 15 Dec 1266 under which “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “la signorie…de Cernans” to “la contesse Lore nostre fame…fille mons. Symon de Commercy[620].  The necrology of the Cordeliers de Salins records the death III Non Oct” 1285 of “domina Lora comitissa Cabilonensis apud nos sepulta[621]m (1258) as his third wife, JEAN de Chalon Seigneur des Salins, "l'Antique/le Sage", son of ETIENNE [III] Comte d´Auxonne & his first wife Béatrice Ctss de Chalon (1190-30 Aug 1267, bur Abbaye de Bourguignon-lès-la Charité, Haunte-Saône). 

2.         GUILLAUME de Commercy (-after Sep 1240).  “Galterius dominus de Commercy...filios meos Simonem et Guillelmum milites” swore homage to “dominum meum Joannem comitem Burgundiæ et dominum de Salins” for “Castrum-Villani in Jura et Montem-Revelli” by charter dated late Sep 1240[622].  He presumably died before Dec 1248, the date of the charter quoted above which names his mother and two [younger] brothers. 

3.         GAUCHER [II] de Commercy (-before 26 Oct 1308).  "A […Angnes] domina de Commerceio relicta G condam domini de Commerceio, Galcherus et Henricus filii eiusdem" swore homage to the bishop of Metz by charter dated Dec 1248[623].  “Messires Wachiers li juenes, chevaliers, fil mons. Gauchier de Commercey, signour de Monrivel et…dame Marguerite de Beleveuvre, feme doudit signour de Monrivel” paid homage to “noble baron mons. Jehan de Chalon signour d´Arlay” for “le chastel de Chatelvilain” by charter dated 10 Apr 1293[624].  Seigneur du Châteauvillain-du-Jura et de Montrivel. 

4.         HENRI de Commercy (-after Dec 1248).  "A […Angnes] domina de Commerceio relicta G condam domini de Commerceio, Galcherus et Henricus filii eiusdem" swore homage to the bishop of Metz by charter dated Dec 1248[625]

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de COMMERCY (SAARBRÜCKEN)

 

 

JOHANN von Saarbrücken, son of JOHANN [I] Graf von Saarbrücken [Commercy] & his first wife Mathilde d'Aspremont (-1344).  “Jehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Gille de Bar sa compaigne et espouse contesse…et Symos de Sarrebruches chlr sigr dou dit Comarcey” certified 20 May 1352 having seen a charter dated 2 Feb 1324 under which “Iehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Mahault dasprmont sa compaigne et espouse contesse...et Iehans leurs fils” granted privileges to Commercy[626]Seigneur de Commercy.  Pope John XXII granted indulgence to "Iohanni nato Iohannis comitis de Saraponte militi" and “nobili mulieri Aelydi eius uxori Met. dioc.”, dated 16 Apr 1331[627]

m (before 16 Apr 1331) ALIX de Joinville Dame de Venisy, de Chailley et de Briquenay, daughter of GUILLAUME de Joinville Seigneur de Briquenay & his wife Beatrix de Brienne Dame de Venisy et de Turny (-after 13 Feb [1356/57]).  Pope John XXII granted indulgence to "Iohanni nato Iohannis comitis de Saraponte militi" and “nobili mulieri Aelydi eius uxori Met. dioc.”, dated 16 Apr 1331[628].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  However, it is indicated by her inheritance of Briquenay (from her supposed father) and Venisy (from her supposed mother).  A charter dated 28 Apr 1348 records a dispute between "les Hospitaliers de Coulours" and “Alix de Joinville dame de Venizy et de Briquenay[629].  "Alix de Joinville dame de Venizy et de Briquenay" appointed “son fils Simon de Sarrebrück s. de Commercy” as her proxy to negotiate a settlement with “les Hospitaliers de Coulours” by charter dated 30 Dec 1348[630].  This document shows that her son Simon had already reached the age of majority, so must have been at least 18 years old.  If that is correct, the charter dated 16 Apr 1331 quoted above must refer to Johann’s wife Alix de Joinville.  Dumont records that, after the death of her oldest son Simon, his mother and his brothers founded the “Chapelle de la Vente” by charter dated 13 Feb 1356 (O.S.?) in accordance with his last wishes[631]

Johann/Jean & his wife had five children: 

1.         SIMON de Commercy (-[1355/13 Feb 1357]).  Seigneur de Commercy.  "Alix de Joinville dame de Venizy et de Briquenay" appointed “son fils Simon de Sarrebrück s. de Commercy” as her proxy to negotiate a settlement with “les Hospitaliers de Coulours” by charter dated 30 Dec 1348[632].  Dumont records that, after the death of her oldest son Simon, his mother and his brothers founded the “Chapelle de la Vente” by charter dated 13 Feb 1356 (O.S.?) in accordance with his last wishes[633]

2.         JEAN [III] de Commercy (-after 28 Apr 1384)Seigneur de Commercy.  “Huards de Ruppes chevalier” notified his claim against “Jehan de Sarrebruche signour de Commarcey et monsignour Hanry son freire” for part of Commercy which he claimed belonged to “ma...espouse Jehanne de Vienne de droit ad cause de succession de madame Jehanne de Sarrebruche dame de Bainville et fille monsignour Simon jadiz conte de Sarrebruche, qui morut sires de Commarcey, sa grand meire, qui fuit” by charter dated 4 Aug 1360[634]m (27 Mar 1358) as her first husband, MARIE d’Arcelles, daughter of --- d’Arcelles & his wife Lore de Joinville (-after 8 Mar 1397).  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Lore de Joinville dame de Méry-sur-Seine [en partie]” as mother of “Marie d’Arcelles dame de Méry-sur-Seine [en partie]” who married firstly Jean [III] Seigneur de Commercy and secondly Charles de Châtillon[635].  She married secondly as his second wife, Charles de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon.  Jean [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         SIMON de Commercy (-18 Jan 1396, bur Nicosia)Seigneur de Commercy.  "Dominus Simon de Salesbrussia miles dominus temporalis de Commercy” swore homage to the Bishop of Troyes “ad causam...Isabellis de Castellione dominæ de dicta Anglura” by charter dated 4 Feb 1385 (O.S.?)[636]m (1385) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Châtillon, widow of --- Seigneur d’Anglure, daughter of JEAN de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon & his second wife Isabelle de Montmorency (-13 Jan 1413).  "Domina Isabellis de Castellione domina de Anglura” swore homage to Pierre Bishop of Troyes for “terra sua de Anglura”, in the presence of “Ioanne de Anglura milite filio dictæ dominæ”, by charter dated 23 Jun 1384[637].  "Dominus Simon de Salesbrussia miles dominus temporalis de Commercy” swore homage to the Bishop of Troyes “ad causam...Isabellis de Castellione dominæ de dicta Anglura” by charter dated 4 Feb 1385 (O.S.?)[638]

b)         AME de Commercy (-killed in battle Arras Jun 1414)Seigneur de Commercym firstly MARIE de la Bove Dame de Ville-sur-Tombe et d’Olisy, daughter of ---.  m secondly (27 Sep 1396) MARIE de Thil Dame de Louvois, daughter of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Châteauvillain et de Thil-en-Auxois & his wife Jeanne de Grancey (-after 1423).  Amé & his second wife had two children: 

i)          ROBERT de Commercy (-Louvois [1464/65], bur Commercy)Seigneur de Commercym (Braine 1414) JEANNE de Roucy, daughter of JEAN [VI] Comte de Roucy et de Braine & his wife Isabelle de Montaigu Dame de Marcoussis et de Germaine (-3 Sep 1459, bur Dreux).  Dame de Roucy et de Braine. 

-         SEIGNEURS de COMMERCY, COMTES de ROUCY[639]

ii)         MARIE de Commercy (-after 1449)m firstly JEAN d’Hangest Seigneur de Genlis, son of --- (-1421).  m secondly (8 Jun 1422) GAUCHER de Rouvroy Seigneur de Saint-Simon, son of --- (-after 1449). 

c)         JEAN de Commercy (-30 Nov 1438, bur Châlons-sur-Marne cathedral).  Bishop of Verdun 1403.  Bishop of Châlons 1420. 

3.         GUILLAUME de Commercy (-1370). 

4.         HENRI de Commercy (-1364).  “Huards de Ruppes chevalier” notified his claim against “Jehan de Sarrebruche signour de Commarcey et monsignour Hanry son freire” for part of Commercy which he claimed belonged to “ma...espouse Jehanne de Vienne de droit ad cause de succession de madame Jehanne de Sarrebruche dame de Bainville et fille monsignour Simon jadiz conte de Sarrebruche, qui morut sires de Commarcey, sa grand meire, qui fuit” by charter dated 4 Aug 1360[640]

5.         BEATRIX de Commercy (-after 14 Apr 1378)m HENRI [II] Seigneur de Hans, son of JACQUES [II] Seigneur de Hans [Grandpré] & his wife --- (-[1370/77]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    COMTES de GRANDPRE

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de GRANDPRE

 

 

The county of Grandpré emerged in the early 11th century in the western part of the county of Dormois ("Dulcomensis"), which lay to the west of the river Meuse north of Verdun and covered the cantons of Vienne le Château, Grandpré, Buzancy, Dun and Varennes.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Dulmense…" to King Charles[641]

 

 

1.         [THIERRY (-930).  Comte de Dormois.  [The Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 930 of "Theodoricus brevis Dulcomensis"[642].  It should be noted the authenticity of this document has been contested by both Wattenbach and Longnon in Germany and France respectively[643].  The information contained in this source should therefore be treated with extreme caution.]  m ---.  The name of Thierry´s wife is not known.  Thierry & his wife had one child:] 

a)         [JULIA (-1004).  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 930 that "Marcus miles curia Rodulphi regis" married "Juliam…Theodorici unicam filiam"[644].  The Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 1004 of "Julia Marci uxore" and that "Hermanus Grandipratensis" invaded "castrum Julie"[645].  As noted above, this source should be treated with extreme caution.]  m ([930]) as his second wife, MARC, son of --- (-960).  Comte de Dormois.] 

 

2.         [MARC (-960).  [The Chronicon Maceriense records in 925 that "Manasses Porcensis, Marcus Dulcomensis et Guarinus Castriencis" defeated "cum Reginaldo Rociensi Normannos apud Calvum montem", and in a later passage recording that "Marcus pectens porcos dictus est" not because of his sluggishness but because he grunted[646]Comte de Dormois: the Chronicon Maceriense records in 930 that "Marcus miles curia Rodulphi regis" married "Juliam…Theodorici unicam filiam", explaining that he was childless "ex Felicitate"[647].  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 930 that "Marcus miles curia Rodulphi regis" married "Juliam…Theodorici unicam filiam", adding that "Rodulphus" granted him "comitatum Dulcomensem" when he married[648].  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 939 that "Lothariensis Oto dux" removed "Marcum Dulcomensem et Staduni gubernatorem" from office because he had attacked "cum Guarino Maceriensi…Hugonem Remensem" and forced "Arnoldum Flandrensem usque ad Arduennas"[649].  The Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 960 of "senex Marcus Dulcomensis sine progenie" [from the context meaning without male children, it appears, bearing in mind the similar report in a subsequent passage of the death of "Guarinus sine progenie" which specifies that he left a daughter] "in castro Julie"[650].  As noted above, this source should be treated with extreme caution.  m firstly ---.  The name of Marc´s first wife is not known.  m secondly ([930]) JULIA, daughter of THIERRY Comte de Dormois & his wife --- (-1004).  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 930 that "Marcus miles curia Rodulphi regis" married "Juliam…Theodorici unicam filiam"[651].  The Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 1004 of "Julia Marci uxore" and that "Hermanus Grandipratensis" invaded "castrum Julie"[652].  Marc & his first wife had one child:] 

a)         [GILLA .  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 929 that "Guarinus" married "Gillam Marci filiam", explaining that he was childless "ex Felicitate"[653].  As noted above, this source should be used with extreme caution.  m as his second wife, WARIN Comte de Castres, son of ERLEBOLD Comte de Castres & his second wife Isabelle --- (-960).] 

 

 

1.         [HERMANN de Grandpré (-after 1004).  The Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 1004 of "Julia Marci uxore" and that "Hermanus Grandipratensis" invaded "castrum Julie"[654].  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 1020 that "Hermanus Grandipratensis cum Manasse Registensi" had a dispute because "Manasses filius Manasses et Ordele" claimed the right to "castrum Julie et in Dulcomensem comitatum" as the son of "Ordela mater nata…ex Guarino et Gilla Marci Dulcomensis filia"[655].  As noted above, this source should be treated with extreme caution.] 

 

 

[Two] siblings: 

1.         HILDRAD [Hezelin], son of --- (-Galilee 11 Dec ----, bur Verdun Saint-Vanne).  Heimo Bishop of Verdun confirmed an exchange of property by charter dated 1020 which names "comes Hildradus"[656].  "Hildradus cognomento Hescelinus comes" donated property "Bolruuel" for "Hercendis uxoris mee, Richardi quoque filii mei quem ad clericatus" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated 1020, subscribed by "Albrici nepotis mei"[657].  “Comitibus hiis: Hecelone, Henrico, Gisilberto, Sibodone, Arnulfo” subscribed the charter dated 1029 under which Poppo Archbishop of Trier deplored damage caused to monasteries and donated “ecclesiam Longuion” to the abbey of Notre-Dame-des-Martyrs[658].  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed the foundation and possessions of the convent of Maria Magdalena at Verdun by charter dated 16 Jun 1040, on the petition of "Ricardi Virdunensis ecclesiæ presulis,…quodam suæ dioceseos clerico Ermenfrido, …tempore patris sui Heizelini comitis", which records donations by "Beroldi…quod imprimis eius pater comes Hezelinus…tradidit…[et] Guota per manus mariti sui Gotefridi ducis…aliud etiam de Ionvilla quæ dedit Adelaidis comitissa"[659].  The Chronicon Hugonis records that "Hildradus comes" offered "Richardum filium suum post episcopum" to the church and died in Galilee but was buried at Verdun[660].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "III Id Dec" of "Hildradus comes pater domni Richardi episcopi qui nobis tradidit…apud Bolrourum et ad Theonis"[661]m ([1012/15], separated [1020/23]) [as her first husband,] HERSENDE, daughter of ---.  "Hildradus cognomento Hescelinus comes" donated property "Bolruuel" for "Hercendis uxoris mee, Richardi quoque filii mei quem ad clericatus" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated 1020, subscribed by "Albrici nepotis mei"[662].  The precise parentage of Hersende is unknown.  However, her possible relationship to Gérard Bishop of Cambrai, who was the son of Arnaud Seigneur de Florennes, is indicated by the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium which records that "Gerardus episcopus…nepte" was the wife of "Hezelino".  Gérard was elected bishop in 1010 but it is unlikely that he was born much earlier than 990, bearing in mind that his mother was the daughter of Godefroi Comte de Verdun whose marriage is dated to [963].  It is therefore probable that "nepte" in Gesta should be translated as a more remote family relationship than "niece": any children of Gerard's brothers and sisters could not have been born earlier than 1005, whereas Hildrad's son Richard (presumably born from his marriage with the bishop's niece) was assigned to be a cleric at Verdun Saint-Vanne in 1020.  It is possible that the bishop's relationship with Hersende was through his mother's family, the comtes de Verdun.  It is possible that Hersende married secondly ([1020/25]) Widrich Comte de Clermont, after her separation from Hildrad.  The line of argument regarding Hersende´s possible second marriage is complex and depends on the correctness of several assumptions.  Firstly, it is assumed, that Giselbert Comte de Clermont was the grandson of Widrich [I], as explained in the chapter relating to the comtes de Clermont in the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY.  Secondly, it is assumed that Ermengarde, wife of Gozelon Comte de Montaigu, was the paternal aunt of Giselbert Comte de Clermont, as indicated by the latter´s charter for Cluny dated 1091[663].  Thirdly, in a charter dated 1064, "Ermentrudis de Harenzey" donated "allodium…Sumey" to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, for the soul of "mariti mei Gozolonis", with the consent of "filiis meis…Cunone comite Rodulfo Guidone Joanne Henrico et fratribus meis Hezelino comite et Rainaldo et Balduino", by charter dated 1064[664], her brothers being identified as three of the sons of Hildrad [Hezelin] Comte [de Grandpré].  Fourthly, Comte Hildrad´s wife is named in the charter dated 1020, under which "Hildradus cognomento Hescelinus comes" donated property for "Hercendis uxoris mee, Richardi quoque filii mei quem ad clericatus" to Verdun Saint-Vanne[665].  Fifthly, as noted above, the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "Gerardus episcopus…nepte" was the wife of "Hezelino", and that the couple separated after eight years of marriage[666].  Sixthly, it is assumed that this was the same wife of Comte Hildrad [Hezelin] who is named in the 1020 document (the chronology appears favourable) and that she was the mother not only of Hildrad´s son Richard (named in the 1020 document) but also of his three sons who are named in the 1064 document.  It is conceded that the argument is shaky and could fail if any one of these assumptions was incorrect.  Nevertheless, it is felt to be a sufficiently interesting possibility to include in the present document.  Hildrad & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         HERMAN [Hezelin] (-after 1064).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte .  "Ermentrudis de Harenzey" donated "allodium…Sumey" to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, for the soul of "mariti mei Gozolonis", with the consent of "filiis meis…Cunone comite Rodulfo Guidone Joanne Henrico et fratribus meis Hezelino comite et Rainaldo et Balduino", by charter dated 1064[667]m JUDITH, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Herman & his wife had three children: 

i)          HENRI [Hezelin] (-1097 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "Dux et marchio Godefridus…uxoris mee Beatricis" confirmed the rights of the church of Verdun Saint-Vanne granted by "patre meo Gozelone", with the consent of "comitis Manasse", by charter dated [1065/66], subscribed by "comitis Manasse et filii eius Rainaldi, Hezelini comitis, comitis Arnulfi de Chisneio"[668]m --- de Porcien, daughter of RENAUD & his wife Aelis ---.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Rogerum comitem Porcensem" as "Hescelinus comes de Grandiprato fratrem"[669], although this relationship cannot as yet be explained unless "fratrem" can be translated as brother-in-law in this document.  Henri & his wife had one child: 

(a)       HENRI [I] de Grandpré (-before 1151).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Grandpré et de Porcien.  Comte de Verdun 1120/1124. 

-         see below

ii)         RICHARD (-1114).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium records the installation of "Richardus Virdunensem archidiaconum" as Bishop of Verdun, specifying that he also governed the county of Grandpré after the deaths of "fratre Heinrico comite…et altero fratre Balduino"[670]Bishop of Verdun 1107.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1107 of “Richerus episcopus” and the succession of “Richardus[671]

iii)        BAUDOUIN (-killed in battle on Crusade [2 Jun] [late 1100]).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Balduino" as brother of Richard Bishop of Verdun, specifying that he left on Crusade but was killed by Turks[672].  Albert of Aix records that "…Baldewinus de Grantpreit miles…Dodo de Claro Monte, Walbertus castellarius Lauduni…" joined with the Lombard contingent on the second wave of the First Crusade, dated to late 1100 from the context[673].  Albert of Aix records that "Baldewinus de Grantpreit, Dodo de Claro Monte, Wibertus de Monte Lauduni" were killed, dated to late 1100 from the context[674].  [The necrology of Reims records the death “IV Non Jun” of “Balduinus de Grandiprato frater Hecelini comitis[675].] 

b)         RICHARD ([1015]-7 Nov 1046, bur Verdun).  "Hildradus cognomento Hescelinus comes" donated property "Bolruuel" for "Hercendis uxoris mee, Richardi quoque filii mei quem ad clericatus" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated 1020, subscribed by "Albrici nepotis mei"[676].  The reference to "filii mei" rather than "filii nostri" in this document suggests that Richard was not the child of Hildrad by his marriage to Hersendis.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium records a donation by Richard Bishop of Verdun "pro anima patris sui comitis Hildradi qui cognomentus est Hecelinus"[677]Bishop of Verdun 1039.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1039 of “Raymbertus episcopus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Richardus[678].  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed the foundation and possessions of the convent of Maria Magdalena at Verdun by charter dated 16 Jun 1040, on the petition of "Ricardi Virdunensis ecclesiæ presulis,…quodam suæ dioceseos clerico Ermenfrido, …tempore patris sui Heizelini comitis", which records donations by "Beroldi…quod imprimis eius pater comes Hezelinus…tradidit…[et] Guota per manus mariti sui Gotefridi ducis…aliud etiam de Ionvilla quæ dedit Adelaidis comitissa"[679].  The Chronicon Hugonis records that "Hildradus comes" offered "Richardum filium suum post episcopum" to the church and died in Galilee[680].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "VII Id MXLVI" of "dominus Richardus episcopus Virdunensis"[681]

c)         RENAUD (-after 1064).  "Ermentrudis de Harenzey" donated "allodium…Sumey" to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, for the soul of "mariti mei Gozolonis", with the consent of "filiis meis…Cunone comite Rodulfo Guidone Joanne Henrico et fratribus meis Hezelino comite et Rainaldo et Balduino", by charter dated 1064[682]

d)         BAUDOUIN (-after 1064).  "Ermentrudis de Harenzey" donated "allodium…Sumey" to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, for the soul of "mariti mei Gozolonis", with the consent of "filiis meis…Cunone comite Rodulfo Guidone Joanne Henrico et fratribus meis Hezelino comite et Rainaldo et Balduino", by charter dated 1064[683]

e)         [BEROLD (-after 16 Jun 1040).  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed the foundation and possessions of the convent of Maria Magdalena at Verdun by charter dated 16 Jun 1040, on the petition of "Ricardi Virdunensis ecclesiæ presulis,…quodam suæ dioceseos clerico Ermenfrido, …tempore patris sui Heizelini comitis", which records donations by "Beroldi…quod imprimis eius pater comes Hezelinus…tradidit…[et] Guota per manus mariti sui Gotefridi ducis…aliud etiam de Ionvilla quæ dedit Adelaidis comitissa"[684].] 

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

a)         [ALBERIC (-after 1020).  "Hildradus cognomento Hescelinus comes" donated property "Bolruuel" for "Hercendis uxoris mee, Richardi quoque filii mei quem ad clericatus" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated 1020, subscribed by "Albrici nepotis mei"[685].  The precise relationship between Hildrad and Alberic has not yet been identified.] 

 

 

HENRI [I], son of HENRI [Hezelin] Comte & his wife --- de Porcien (-before 1151).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Grandpré et de Porcien.  Comte de Verdun 1120/1124. 

m ERMENTRUDE de Joux, daughter of CONON "Falcon" de La Sarraz [Grandson] & his wife Adelaide de Roucy.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ebalum et…episcopum Laudunensem Bartholomeum et eorum sorores" as children of "Aeliz de Sarrata in Burgundia", specifying that one sister married "Henrico comiti de Grandi prato Hescelini filio"[686].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "unam sororum domni Bartholomei" as wife of "Henricus de Grandi-prato"[687].  The Miraculis S. Mariæ Laudunensis names "Ermentrudis" as one of "aliis filiis et filiabus" of Foulques de Joux and his wife, adding that she married "Henricus comes de Grandiprato"[688]

Comte Henri [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         HENRI [II] de Grandpré (-[1188/90]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricum" as son "Henrico comiti de Grandi prato" & his wife, specifying that he was buried "in Fusneio"[689]Comte de Grandpré.  "Henricus comes Grandiprati, Gaufridus frater eius, Willelmus de S. Maura" subscribed a charter dated 1179 under which "Henricus comes Palatinus Trecensis" donated property to the church of St Marie, Josaphat[690].  [m [firstly] BEATRIX de Joinville, daughter of ROGER Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Aldearde de Vignory.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Gaufridum Grossum Robertum et Guidonem episcopum Cathalaunensem et Beatricem comitissam de Grandiprato" as children of "Rogerus de Iovevilla Gaufridi filius" & his wife[691].  No other source has been identified which records Beatrix as the wife of a Comte de Grandpré.  If Alberic is correct, the chronology suggests that Beatrix’s husband was Henri [II] Comte de Grandpré, possibly as his first wife.]  m [secondly] LIUTGARD de Luxembourg, daughter of GUILLAUME I Comte de Luxembourg & his wife Luitgard von Beichlingen.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the wife of "Henricus Waflart comes Grandi-prati" as "comitissam de Luceleburch"[692].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to "Willelmi comitis de Lusceleborch…filiam…uxor comes de Grandi-Prato" when recording that her first cousin "Henricus comes Namurcensis" challenged her succession in Luxembourg after her father died[693].  Comte Henri [II] & his [second] wife had two children: 

a)         HENRI [III] de Grandpré (-1211).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Henricum…agnomine Wafflart" as son of "Willelmi comitis de Lusceleborch…filiam…uxor comes de Grandi-Prato"[694]Comte de Grandpré

-        see below

b)         ROBERT de Grandpré (-1217)Bishop of Verdun 1208.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1208 that “Robertus primicerius patruus comitis de Grandiprato” succeeded as bishop of Verdun “post multas altercaciones, sive iuste, sive iniuste” after “episcopus Albertus de Hirges” was killed[695].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records that “Albertum thesaurarium” and “Robertum de Grandi-prato” were chosen as bishop of Verdun by different factions, and that Albert was favoured “in curia imperatoris” but was killed, leaving the succession to “Robertus primicerius[696].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record that “Albertus episcopus” was killed (“lancea interemptus”) in 1208 and succeeded by “Robertus primicerius[697].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1217 of “Robertus episcopus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Iohannes de Aspero-monte, qui fundavit monasterium sancti Nicolai in Prato[698]

2.         GEOFFROY de Grandpré (-before 1184).  "Henricus comes Grandiprati, Gaufridus frater eius, Willelmus de S. Maura" subscribed a charter dated 1179 under which "Henricus comes Palatinus Trecensis" donated property to the church of St Marie, Josaphat[699].  Seigneur de Balham et de Château-Porcien.  m ALIX de Bazoches, daughter of GERVAIS de Bazoches & his wife Hawise de Rumigny.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1156/89. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAU-PORCIEN et de BALHAM[700]The Feoda Campanie dated [1222/43] includes “...Radulphus dominus Castri Portuensis…” in Feoda Varia[701]

3.         ROBERT de Grandpré .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Archdeacon at Chalon 1150/89. 

4.         RENAUD de Grandpré .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Sommepy.  1178. 

5.         [ALIX de Grandpré .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Henricum et Adelidem" as children of "Henricus de Grandi-prato" & his wife, specifying that Alix married firstly "Godefrido de Durbuil, frater comitis de Namuco et comitis de Rupe" and secondly "Godefrido de Aissa"[702].   This suggested parentage of the wife of “Godefrido de Durbuil” is far from satisfactory.  As can be seen above, the careers of Alix´s supposed brothers extended towards the end of the 12th century, whereas Alix herself could not have been born much later than the early 1200s considering that she is recorded with three children by her first husband who must have died before 1124.  Another possibility is that Alix was the sister, not daughter, of Comte Henri [II].  "Veneranda Adelidis, germana dicti Henrici, nupsit comiti Godefrido de Durbuil, frater comitis de Namuco et comitis de Rupe.  De quo peperit Richardum Laudunensem atque Virdunensem archidiaconum, fratrem quoque eius Henricum et sororem eius Adelidem sanctimonialem.  Defuncto autem Godefrido de Durbuil, predicta Adelidis nupta Godefrido de Aissa peperit Robertum Fusniacensem abbatem et Henricum, Fredericum atque Bartholomeum necnon Ermengardem.  Alteram Bartholomei episcopi sororem duxit Erchenbaldus vicecomes de Mascuns, de qua genuit Hugonem thesaurarium Remensis ecclesie et Stephanum monachum, Ertaldum, Erchembaldum et sorores eorum.  Ertaldus genuti equivocum sibi Ertaldum.  Quedam soror Ertaldi Amedeo de Alta-ripa peperit Amedeum Lausanensem episcopum.  Terciam sororem domni Bartholomei duxit Trombertus de Alta-villa, de qua genuit Wibertum et fratrem eius.  Quartam duxit Paganus de Sancci, que filias habuit.  Quintam duxit Berlo de Mureno"[703]m firstly [GODEFROI/HENRI] Comte de Durbuy, son of HENRI [I] de Namur Comte de Durbuy & his wife --- (-before 1124).  m secondly ([before 1124]) GOTTFRIED [II] von Esch an der Sauer, son of ---.] 

 

 

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. 

 

 

HENRI [III] de Grandpré, son of HENRI [II] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Liutgard de Luxembourg (-1211).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Henricum…agnomine Wafflart" as son of "Willelmi comitis de Lusceleborch…filiam…uxor comes de Grandi-Prato"[704]Comte de Grandpré

m firstly as her second husband, MELISENDE [Agnes/Isabelle] de Coucy, widow of RAOUL Comte de Roucy, daughter of RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Coucy & his first wife Agnes de Hainaut.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Iolandem…Agnetis…tercia…Ada" as the three daughters of "Radulphus de Cocy" & his wife, specifying that Agnes married firstly "Radulpho comiti de Roci", by whom she was childless, and secondly "comiti de Grandiprato"[705].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the two daughters of "Rodulfo de Marla" & his wife Agnes as "mater…comitis de Grandiprato, altera Hyolenz [uxor] comiti de Brana Roberto"[706].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la seconde fille monseignour Raoul de Couci" married "monseigneur Raoul conte de Rousci" who died childless, and secondly "le conte Henri de Grantpre"[707]

m secondly as her first husband, ADA d'Avesnes, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise (-after 1249).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that she married "comiti de Grandi-prato"[708].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Heiress of Hans.  She married secondly ([1211/15]) as his third wife, Raoul de Nesle Comte de Soissons.  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes takes a different view of the parentage of the wife of Raoul Comte de Soissons, recording that "la seconde fille monseignour Raoul de Couci" married "monseigneur Raoul conte de Rousci" who died childless, and secondly "le conte Henri de Grantpre" by whom she had the son named below and a daughter who married “au conte Raoul de Soissons[709].  Dame de Hans.  The Feoda Campanie dated [after 1234] includes “...comitissa Suessionensis domina de Hans…feodum apud Minor(cort) apud Ve(rgig)ni apud Ver[z]lius et apud Lemezicort…[710].  “Ada domina de Hans, quondam comitissa Suessionensis” acknowledged the homage given by her to “Theobaldo regi Navarræ et comiti Campaniæ" by charter dated Dec 1238[711]

Comte Henri [III] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         HENRI [IV] (-1229).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Henricum" as only son of "comiti de Grandi-prato" by his first wife, adding that he succeeded his father[712]Comte de Grandprém as her first husband, MARIE de Garlande, daughter of GUILLAUME [V] de Garlande Seigneur de Livry & his wife Adela de Châtillon-sur-Marne (-after 1259).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1217 under which “Johannes comes Bellimontis” agreed the succession of “domino Guillelmo de Gallandia” with “Henricus comes Grandiprati…et Guidonem buticularium”, which states that he had married the deceased´s oldest daughter and the other two his second and third daughters respectively[713].  She married secondly ([Aug 1230], divorced 1232) Geoffroy de Joinville Seigneur de Monclair, and thirdly ([1232/35]) Anseric Seigneur de Montréal.  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” confirmed the charter, made by “bone memorie Anserici quondam domini Montisregalis avi mei” in favour of Reigny with the consent of “Sibylla uxor mea”, with the consent of “uxor mea Maria dicta comitissa Grandisprati domina Montisregalis” by charter dated Apr 1236[714].  Comte Henri [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HENRI [V] (-1287 after 7 Apr)Comte de Grandpré"Henricus comes Grandisprati, jure hereditario nomine...domine Isabellis uxoris ipsius comitis sororis...Erardi de Brena domini Rameruci" donated property "apud Nogentum supra Ausum", sold to them by “dictus dominus Erardus”, to Montiéramey by charter dated Apr 1250[715].  "Henricus comes Grandi prati" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp made by “filii nostri Henrici militis domini de Livriaco et Lore de Monteforti dicti filii nostri uxoris”, with the consent of “magister Petrus de Meullento canonicus Cathalaunensis consanguineus meus et Radulfus de Passiaco avunculus meus”, by charter dated May 1267[716].  “Henri comte de Grandpré” and “Henri chevalier fils d’Henri comte de Grandpré” requested the consent of Henri III Comte de Champagne to the transfer of “la châtellenie de Buzancy” to the suzerainty of the comte de Bar by two charters dated Mar 1272 (O.S.)[717].  “Henris cuens de Grant Prei et...Henris annez filz le conte de Grant Prei et...Jehans filz au dit conte de Grant Prei sires de Busancy” agreed not to sell “Grant Prei ne la chastelerie de Grant Prei...Manre“ by charter dated 8 Apr 1280[718]m (before May 1237) ISABELLE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt & his second wife Philippa of Jerusalem [Champagne] (-[21 Aug 1274/Feb 1277]).  A manuscript history of the abbey of la Piété de Rameru records that Erard de Brienne married three of his daughters, of whom "la seconde...Madame Ysabeaus fu comtesse de Grant-pré en Lorraine"[719].  "Henricus comes Grandisprati, jure hereditario nomine...domine Isabellis uxoris ipsius comitis sororis...Erardi de Brena domini Rameruci" donated property "apud Nogentum supra Ausum", sold to them by “dictus dominus Erardus”, to Montiéramey by charter dated Apr 1250[720].  Comte Henri [V] & his wife had four children: 

i)          HENRI (-before 1287).  "Henricus comes Grandi prati" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp made by “filii nostri Henrici militis domini de Livriaco et Lore de Monteforti dicti filii nostri uxoris”, with the consent of “magister Petrus de Meullento canonicus Cathalaunensis consanguineus meus et Radulfus de Passiaco avunculus meus”, by charter dated May 1267[721].  “Henri comte de Grandpré” and “Henri chevalier fils d’Henri comte de Grandpré” requested the consent of Henri III Comte de Champagne to the transfer of “la châtellenie de Buzancy” to the suzerainty of the comte de Bar by two charters dated Mar 1272 (O.S.)[722].  “Henris cuens de Grant Prei et...Henris annez filz le conte de Grant Prei et...Jehans filz au dit conte de Grant Prei sires de Busancy” agreed not to sell “Grant Prei ne la chastelerie de Grant Prei...Manre“ by charter dated 8 Apr 1280[723].  Seigneur de Livry.  m firstly (before Dec 1267) as her second husband, LAURE de Montfort Dame d'Epernon, widow of FERDINAND de Castille Comte d'Aumâle, daughter of AMAURY de Montfort ex-Duc de Narbonne & his wife Beatrix de Viennois [Bourgogne-Capet] (-before Aug 1270, bur Abbaye Saint-Antoine-lès-Paris).  "Ferrandus…regis Hyspanie filius, heres Pontivil et dominus Sparnonis ac miles et domina Laura de Monteforti eiusdem Sparnonis domina eius uxor" issued letters to the priory of Saint-Thomas d´Epernon by charter dated Feb 1261[724].  "Henricus de Grandiprato miles dominus de Lyvriaco et Laura de Monteforti eius uxor domina de Sparnone" donated property to the priory of Saint-Thomas d´Epernon by charter dated Dec 1267[725].  "Henricus comes Grandi prati" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp made by “filii nostri Henrici militis domini de Livriaco et Lore de Monteforti dicti filii nostri uxoris”, with the consent of “magister Petrus de Meullento canonicus Cathalaunensis consanguineus meus et Radulfus de Passiaco avunculus meus”, by charter dated May 1267[726]m secondly (before Dec 1273) ISABELLE de Durbuy, daughter of GERARD van Limburg Seigneur de Durbuy & his wife Mechtild von Kleve.  Heiress of Roussy.  1304.  Henri & his second wife had one child: 

(a)       GERARD de Grandpré (-[1352/21 Nov 1356]).  Seigneur de Houffalize 1296.  Seigneur de Roussy 1304.  m firstly (5 Apr 1297) BEATRIX de Luxembourg, daughter of HENRI bâtard de Luxembourg & his wife Isabelle de Houfallize (-before 1321).  m secondly (before 23 Nov 1321) ISABELLE van Oudenaarde, widow of GUILLAUME de Mortagne Seigneur de Rumes, daughter of ARNOUD [V] Heer van Oudenaarde & his first wife Isabelle de Sebourg [Hainaut].  Gérard & his first wife had children: 

(1)       THIERRY de Grandpré (-after 24 Apr 1366).  Seigneur de Houffalize. 

-         SEIGNEURS de HOUFFALIZE[727]

(2)       PHILIPPA de Grandpré (-after 8 Jan 1340).  “Henricus comes Salmensis in Ardenna” transferred “villas nostras in Bredal supra Cellis...” to the archbishop of Trier, with the consent of “nobilem dominam Philippam genetricem nostram”, by charter dated 8 Jan 1340[728].  Another charter relating to the same transaction, dated May 1341, names “dominum Gerhardum de Grandiprato dominum de Rutche [Roussy] patrem nostre Philippe predicte[729]m HEINRICH [IV] Graf von Salm, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Salm & his wife [Catherine] de Prouvy ([1281 or before?]-[16 Sep 1333/1334]). 

ii)         JEAN [I] (-[1314]).  “Henris cuens de Grant Prei et...Henris annez filz le conte de Grant Prei et...Jehans filz au dit conte de Grant Prei sires de Busancy” agreed not to sell “Grant Prei ne la chastelerie de Grant Prei...Manre“ by charter dated 8 Apr 1280[730].  Seigneur de Buzancy.  He succeeded his father in 1287 as Comte de Grandpré

-         see below

iii)        ISABELLE (-before 4 Apr 1292).  “Dominus Nicholaus dominus de Cherbogne comes Regitestensis et domina Ysabella comitissa Regitestensis eius uxor” sold revenue “de Maceriis” to “Johanni dicto La Pance civi Remensi” by charter dated Feb 1280[731]m firstly (before 8 Oct 1275) [as his third wife,] HUGUES [IV] Comte de Rethel, son of MANASSES [IV] Comte de Rethel & his wife Isabelle --- (-[8 Oct 1275/1277]).  m secondly (before 1277) NICOLAS de Charbogne, son of ---.  He adopted the title Comte de Rethel

iv)       MARGUERITEm --- de Bolandre, son of ---. 

b)         JACQUES .  1241. 

c)         ALIX (-before 1261).  "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" declared that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne had letters relating to the proposed marriage between "Jean, fils de Simon et de Béatrix, fille d'Etienne comte d'Auxonne" and "Alix, fille de Marie comtesse de Grandpré", by charter dated 11 Aug 1230[732].  Given Jean de Joinville’s estimated date of birth, it is unlikely that this marriage took place before the mid-1340s.  m (contract 11 Aug 1230, [1245]) as his first wife, JEAN de Joinville, son of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his second wife Beatrix d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] ([1224/25]-24 Dec 1317, bur Saint-Laurent de Joinville).  Seigneur de Joinville.  Seneschal de Champagne. 

Comte Henri [III] & his second wife had four children: 

2.         JACQUES (-before 8 Aug 1249).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato…primogenitus filiorum Jacobus" (by his second wife) succeeded his father "in terra de Hans in Campania"[733].  Seigneur de Hans. 

-        SEIGNEURS de HANS

3.         GEOFFROY de Grandpré (-1247 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato" had two sons and two daughters (who were childless) by his second wife, adding that the second son "Joffridus…clericus" was made "episcopus Cathalaunensis"[734].  Provost at Montfaucon.  Bishop of Châlons 1237.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1239 that “183 Bulgri” were burned “ebdomada ante pentecostem...apud Mont Wimer qui ab antiquo Mons Wedomari dicitur” in the presence of “Remensis archiepiscopus Henricus...electus Cathalaunensis Gaufridus patruus comitis de Grandiprato...[735]

4.         daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato" had two sons and two daughters (who were childless) by his second wife[736].  Nun. 

5.         daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato" had two sons and two daughters (who were childless) by his second wife[737]

 

 

The Chronique Artésienne records “li quens de Grant Pré” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai[738].  This person has not been identified.  No other record has been found which confirms that a comte de Grandpré, or a junior member of the comital family, died at Courtrai in 1302. 

 

JEAN [I] de Grandpré, son of HENRI [V] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Isabeau de Brienne (-[1314]).  “Henris cuens de Grant Prei et...Henris annez filz le conte de Grant Prei et...Jehans filz au dit conte de Grant Prei sires de Busancy” agreed not to sell “Grant Prei ne la chastelerie de Grant Prei...Manre“ by charter dated 8 Apr 1280[739].  Seigneur de Buzancy.  He succeeded his father in 1287 as Comte de Grandpré

m (before Oct 1301) JEANNE, daughter of ---.  1323. 

Jean & his wife had children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de Grandpré (-after 1373)Comte de Grandprém (before 1354) as her second husband, CATHERINE de Châtillon, widow of JEAN de Picquigny Seigneur d´Ailly, daughter of HUGUES de Chatillon-sur-Marne Seigneur de Leuze & his wife Jeanne dame de Dargies et de Catheux (-after 1383).  A parliamentary register dated 10 May 1354 records a claim by “Margareta de Pinconio domicella...ut habente ballum Marguaretæ et Ioannæ de Pinconio neptum suarum” against “comitem Grandisprati et Katherinam de Leuses eius uxorem et quondam defuncti Ioannis de Pinconio militis” regarding property of “defunctum Ferricum de Pinconio militem ipsius domicella et prædicti defuncti Ioannis patrem[740].  “Ioannes comes Grandi Prati et Katherina de Sancto Paulo uxor sua ac filia defuncti Hugonis de S. Paulo quondam domini de Leusa et de Condeyo” claimed against “Ioannam de Sancto Paulo comitissam de Marchia sororemque dictæ Katherinæ” relating to the succession of their father by charter dated 31 May 1370[741].  Jean [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         EDOUARD [I] de Grandpré (-before 1396)Comte de Grandprém firstly (before 16 Jan 1381) ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  m secondly ISABELLE de Flandre Dame de Lonny, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Henri de Ville Seigneur d´Aumenancourt.  Edouard [I] & his first wife had two children: 

-        COMTES de GRANDPRE[742]

2.         [--- de Grandpré (-before 1335).  The genealogy of the Conflans family, written in [1350], records that “messires Eustasses”. oldest son of “Eustasses, fils du connestable” and his wife “la fille le comte de Soissons”, married secondly “la fille au comte de Grandpré” by whom he had “plusieurs enfans et en vesquit quatre jusques en bon age[743].  Identifying the father of the second wife of Eustache [V] de Conflans is difficult because of the uncertain chronology of the Conflans family.  If Eustache’s birth is correctly estimated as shown below, it is likely that his wife was the daughter of Jean [I] Comte de Grandpré.  If that is correct, she was probably one of her parents’ older children.  m as his second wife, EUSTACHE [V] de Conflans Seigneur de Mareuil, son of EUSTACHE [IV] de Conflans Seigneur de Mareuil & his wife --- de Soissons ([1280/90]-[1335/43]).]  

3.         ISABELLE de Grandpré m as his second wife, GUILLAUME de Thil Seigneur de Thil et de Marigny, son of PONCE Seigneur de Thil & his wife Agnes de Traînel (-after 1317). 

4.         HENRI de Grandpré (-[8 Sep 1382/27 Apr 1383]).  Seigneur de Buzancy. 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de HANS

 

 

JACQUES de Grandpré, son of HENRI [III Comte de Grandpré & his second wife Ada d´Avesnes (-before 8 Aug 1249).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato…primogenitus filiorum Jacobus" (by his second wife) succeeded his father "in terra de Hans in Campania"[744]Seigneur de Hans

m as her second husband, HELVIDE de Barbançon, widow of EGIDIUS [II] Berthout Heer van Berlaer, daughter of GILLES de Barbancon & his wife --- (-after 1282).  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "…uxor nostra Heluigis"[745].  Her parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[746], but the primary source on which this affiliation is based has not been identified.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato…primogenitus filiorum Jacobus" (by his second wife) married "filia domini Nicolai de Barbenchon" by whom he fathered two sons "Henricum et Jacobum"[747].  From a chronological point of view it is unlikely that this source is accurate: it is more likely that Jacques´s wife was the daughter of Gilles de Barbançon.  The primary source which confirms that Jacques´s wife was the widow of Egidius Berthout has not yet been identified.  She married thirdly (before May 1250) Gérard [III] d'Ecry.  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified. 

Jacques [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         HENRI [I] de Hans (-after 1315)Seigneur de Hans.  “Iehans cuens de Soissons” acted as guarantor to Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne for “mon...cousin mon signor Henri de Hans chevalier” by charter dated [May] 1267[748].  “Ansiaus de Gallande chevaliers sires de Poussesse et de Tornant en Brie” acted as guarantor to Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne for “mon...cousin mon signor Henri de Hans chevalier” by charter dated [May] 1267[749].  Henri’s precise family relationship with Anseau de Garlande has not been ascertained.  “Henris chevaliers sires de Hans” settled his dispute with Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, naming as guarantors “messire Guiz de Chastillon cuens de Saint Pol et messires Iehans cuens de Soissons et messires Raous de Soissons et messire Ansiaus de Gallande sire de Possesse”, by charter dated 30 Nov 1267[750]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Henri’s wife has not been identified.  Henri [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         JACQUES [II] de Hans (-[1353])Seigneur de Hansm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Jacques’s wife has not been identified.  Jacques & his wife had children: 

i)          HENRI [II] de Hans (-[1370/77])Seigneur de Hansm BEATRIX de Commercy, daughter of JOHANN von Saarbrücken Seigneur de Commercy & his wife Alix de Joinville Dame de Venisy (-after 14 Apr 1378).  Henri [II] & his wife had children: 

(a)       HENRI [III] de Hans (-after 1436).  Seigneur de Hans

-         SEIGNEUR de HANS[751]

(b)       JACQUES [III] de Hans (-after 1437).  Seigneur de Thénorgues.  m as her second husband, JEANNE de Joinville, widow of GUILLAUME de Saux Seigneur d’Epense, Cernon et de Bouconville, daughter of --- de Joinville & his wife ---.  “Ferry de Lorraine Cte de Vaudemont, Sgr de Joinville, Hue d’Amboise Sgr de Chaumont-sur-Loire et Jac. de Hens Sgr de Ténorgues”, all having rights “à la succession de feu Mre Jn de Joinville Sgr de Doulevant à cause de leurs femmes”, reached agreement concerning land which “feu Henry Cte de Vaudemont sire de Joinville” had assigned to “feu Jn de Joinville” by charter dated 17 May 1394[752].  Dame de Doulevant.  "Jacques de Hans et Jeanne de Joinville sa femme seigneur et dame de Doulevant" acknowledged to “Ferry de Lorraine et à Marguerite de Joinville comte et comtesse de Vaudémont” receipt of money “sur la halle de Joinville” by charter dated 30 Jul 1395[753]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    COMTES d'IVOIS et de WOEVRE

 

 

 

A.      COMTES d’IVOIS et de WOEVRE

 

 

The county of Ivois/Woeuvre lay between the rivers Meuse and Semois eastwards beyond the towns of Longlier and Neufchâteau, and comprised the doyennés of Ivois and Juvigny[754].  The county now forms part of the province of Luxembourg in present-day Belgium.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Wavrense comitatus II…" to King Charles[755], it being assumed that one of the two counties in "Wavrense" was Ivois whose name does not appear separately in the document.  The county of Ivois is referred to by name in a charter dated 21 Nov 955 which records an agreement between "Eremboldus miles" and the archbishop of Trier relating to property including "Aduna in comitatu Ivotio inter Boura et Lannilley"[756]

 

 

BERENGAR [I], son of [GEBHARD Graf im Niederlahngau & his wife ---] (-14 or 15 Jun, 882 or before).  The ancestry of Berengar which is suggested here is not beyond doubt.  However, the charter dated 18 Sep 882 under which "Hildebertus filius quondam Berengarii comitis" donated property to Verdun Saint-Vanne is subscribed by "Stephanus comes, Matfridus comes…"[757] both of whom appear to have been closely connected with the family of "Adalardo" who is described as "propinquis" of Berengar in the Annales Bertiniani[758]Comte [d’Ivois]: the references to his sons quoted below suggest that Berengar was count in Ivois/Woeuvre.  The Kalendarium Sanctæ Mariæ Virdunensis records the death "XVII Kal Jul" of "Berengerus comes qui dedit fratribus Superiacum"[759].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Jul" of "Berengarius comes qui dedit fratribus Superiacum"[760]

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

Berengar & his wife had two children: 

1.         HILDEBERT (-18 Sep ----).  "Hildebertus filius quondam Berengarii comitis" donated property "res…mee in comitatu Vuabrinse prope fluvio…Cherus villam…Beuram" for "germano meo Berengario" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated 18 Sep 882, subscribed by "Stephanus comes, Matfridus comes, Witpertus comes"[761].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XIV Kal Oct" of "Hildebertus comes"[762]

2.         BERENGAR (-[before 18 Sep 882]).  "Hildebertus filius quondam Berengarii comitis" donated property "res…mee in comitatu Vuabrinse prope fluvio…Cherus villam…Beuram" for "germano meo Berengario" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated 18 Sep 882[763]

 

 

The origin of Raoul [I] is not known.  However, the names of this family suggest a close connection with the ancestors of the Comtes de Looz (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY).  It is even possible that Raoul [I] was the same person as Rudolf, son of Ricfried Graf in der Betuwe. 

1.         RAOUL [Rodolphe] [I] (-8 Feb 946 or before).  [Comte d'Ivois].  The county governed by Raoul cannot be identified with certainty.  However, Longlier (which is named in charters associated with Raoul's widow and one of his sons (see below) is located in the doyenné d'Ivois[764].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "VI Id Feb" of "Rodulfus comes"[765]m EVA, daughter of --- (-13 Aug after 946).  Otto I King of Germany granted "matrone…Leue et filio eius Cuonrath" property "in villa Lunglier…in comitatu Rodulfi comitis in Osninge" by charter dated 946[766], "Lunglier" being identified with "Lunglar" which is one of the properties donated by charter dated 26 Sep 982 in accordance with the last wishes of "Cunradus filius Ruodolfi quondam comitis" (see below).  "Rodulfus filius quondam…comitis Rodulfi et eius…coniugis Evæ" donated property "res…meæ…in pago et in comitatu Virdunensi…Geldulfi villa" for the souls of "senioris mei Wigfridi episcopi et parentis mei Ottonis, Gisleberti quondam comitis fratris" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated to [960], subscribed by "Gotdefridi comitis et fratris eius Heinrici"[767].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "Id Aug" of "Eva comitissa Dea sacrata"[768].  Raoul [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         RAOUL [Rodolphe] [II] (-[960/65]).  "Rodulfus filius quondam…comitis Rodulfi et eius…coniugis Evæ" donated property "res…meæ…in pago et in comitatu Virdunensi…Geldulfi villa" for the souls of "senioris mei Wigfridi episcopi et parentis mei Ottonis, Gisleberti quondam comitis fratris" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated to [960], subscribed by "Gotdefridi comitis et fratris eius Heinrici"[769].  It is assumed that he was installed as Comte de Verdun after the death of Otto Duke of Lower Lotharingia[770], although no primary source has been found which confirms the date.  However, the charter dated to [960] suggests that "Gotdefridi comitis" was count at that date and therefore that Raoul had been displaced.  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the properties of the convent of St Vanne at Verdun, among which that donated by "…Geldulfi villam…dono Rodulfi filii Rodulfi comitis…", and donated "Mosomum" on the petition of "Herimanni comitis" by charter dated 1015[771]

b)         CONON [Konrad] (-killed in battle Cotrone 15 Jul 982).  "Otto…imperator augustus" made donations "in regno Lothariensi…Amella et Geldulfi villas in pago Uuebra in comitatu Reginhardi comitis…Morlinga et Lazehi in pago Mosalgovve et in comitatu Sigifrid comitis…Lunglar in pago Osning in comitatu Kozilonis comitis…Uelme in pago Haspongouue in comitatu Eremfridi comitis…Ernustesvuilere in pago Bliesichgoue in comitatu Volcmari comitis" to the Kloster St Gorgonius at Gorze in accordance with the last wishes of "Cunradus filius Ruodolfi quondam comitis" killed in battle with the Sarracens, by charter dated 26 Sep 982[772].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "II Id Jul" of "Cono comes qui dedit…locum quicquid habuit infra Lotharii regnum…Amellam, Geldolfivillam, Felmam, Morlingon, Herlisvillare, Longlar et Lacci"[773]

c)         HILDEGONDE (-12 Aug ----).  “Hildegundis comitissa” donated the church of Saint-Pierre d´Amal “in pago Waprensi et comitatu Virdunensi” to Gorze Abbey, for the soul of “filii mei Rodulfi”, by charter dated 959[774].  Hildegonde donated property "le prieuré d'Amel, dans le voisinage de Joudreville" to Saint-Arnoul de Metz in memory of her late son Rodolphe by charter dated 959 which names her husband Comte Odacer[775].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "II Id Aug" of "Ildegundis comitissa"[776]m firstly WALFRID, son of --- (-[952/55]).  m secondly ([952/59]) ODACRE, son of ---.  Walfrid & his wife had one child: 

i)          RAOUL [III] [Rodolphe] (-959 or before).  Rodolphe donated property "Martille dans le Saulnois" to Saint-Arnoul de Metz by charter dated 952 which names his father Walfrid, his grandfather the late count Rodolphe[777].  “Hildegundis comitissa” donated the church of Saint-Pierre d´Amal “in pago Waprensi et comitatu Virdunensi” to Gorze Abbey, for the soul of “filii mei Rodulfi”, by charter dated 959[778]

2.         [--- .  m ---.]  The exact relationship between the brothers Giselbert and Otto and the family of Raoul is not known.  However, in the charter dated to [960] "Rodulfus filius quondam…comitis Rodulfi et eius…coniugis Evæ" donated property for the souls of "…parentis mei Ottonis, Gisleberti quondam comitis fratris" to Verdun Saint-Vanne[779]

a)         GISELBERT (-[959/60]).  “Gisleberti comitis…item Gisleberti comitis, Erlebaldi, Ragimbaldi comitis…” subscribed a charter dated 959 under which “Fridericus…Francorum dux” recorded the settlement of a property “in pago et comitatu Scarponinse et Wabrensi, Virdunensi quoque” between Gorze Abbey and “vir illustrus…Aquinus…cum coniuge sua Adelindi[780].  "Rodulfus filius quondam…comitis Rodulfi et eius…coniugis Evæ" donated property "res…meæ…in pago et in comitatu Virdunensi…Geldulfi villa" for the souls of "senioris mei Wigfridi episcopi et parentis mei Ottonis, Gisleberti quondam comitis fratris" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated to [960], subscribed by "Gotdefridi comitis et fratris eius Heinrici"[781]

b)         OTTO (-16 Apr after 978).  "Rodulfus filius quondam…comitis Rodulfi et eius…coniugis Evæ" donated property "res…meæ…in pago et in comitatu Virdunensi…Geldulfi villa" for the souls of "senioris mei Wigfridi episcopi et parentis mei Ottonis, Gisleberti quondam comitis fratris" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated to [960], subscribed by "Gotdefridi comitis et fratris eius Heinrici"[782]Graf von Bidgau: "Udo cum coniuge mea Gisla" donated property "in pago Bedensi in comitatu Otthonis" to St Maximin at Trier by charter dated 978[783].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "XVI Kal Mai" of "Otto comes"[784]

 

 

1.         GISELBERT (-[killed in battle Cotrone] 14 Jul [982]).  The necrology of Gorze records the death "II Id Jul" of "Gislebertus comes qui dedit nobis Gismundi villam"[785].  “Gisleberti comitis…item Gisleberti comitis, Erlebaldi, Ragimbaldi comitis…” subscribed a charter dated 959 under which “Fridericus…Francorum dux” recorded the settlement of a property “in pago et comitatu Scarponinse et Wabrensi, Virdunensi quoque” between Gorze Abbey and “vir illustrus…Aquinus…cum coniuge sua Adelindi[786]

 

 

1.         ETIENNE (-after [956])Comte de PorcienEtienne and his wife Frédévide founded the priory of Thin le Moutier at Porcien[787].  Etienne built the castle of Mirwart (in Ivois), and donated property to the abbey of Chauvency (near Montmédy) after he became paralysed[788].  It is suggested that this means that he invaded the county of Ivois, displaced Comte Raoul [II] and installed himself as Comte d'Ivois.  The Miracula Sancti Huberti record that "comes Stephanus" donated part of Chauvency ("Calvenciaco") to Saint-Hubert, dated to [955][789]

 

 

OTTO, son of [ALBERT [I] Comte de Vermandois & his wife Gerberga [Hainaut]] ([950/55]-[986/87]).  "Ottonem, Alberti Vermandensium comitis filium" is named in the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium[790].  A list of members of the Cathedral of Paris lists (in order) "Albertus comes, Girberga comitissa, Harbertus, Otto, Lewultus, Girbertus, Gondrada, Ricardus, Harbertus comes…", the first four individuals named apparently being Comte Albert, his wife and three sons, and the last named maybe his brother or nephew[791].  Otto is named with his parents in a charter of Comte Adalbert dated 2 Nov [958/59][792]There appears to be no direct proof that Otto, ancestor of the Comtes de Chiny, was the same person as Otto, son of Adalbert Comte de Vermandois.  The Historia Monasterii Mosomense records that "Ottonem comitem" built "castellum…Warcus" (Warcq, Ardennes, in the comitatus Castritius) in 971, and suggests his affiliation when, in a later passage, it clarifies that "superius dictus Ottho erat comes, Otthonum…Romanorum imperatorum…germanissima progenies"[793].  The editor of the MGH SS edition of the Historia identifies Otto with the son of Albert [I] Comte de Vermandois and Gerberge, daughter of Emperor Otto I's sister[794].  A subsequent passage of the Historia dates the foundation of the monastery to 24 Jul 971[795], implying that the events recorded earlier in the text predated this foundation.  If this is correct, 971 seems early for Otto de Vermandois to have constructed Warcq in light of his estimated birth date (which appears reasonably robust).  It is assumed that Otto conquered Ivois around the same time as building the castle of Warcq, and installed himself as Comte d'Ivois[796].  Gerbert, in a letter dated to Oct 986, records that "dux Cono pro suo Ottone insidias molitur"[797].  In the same letter, he also records that "Laudunensis episcopus" left "Dordingum" (Dourdon?) on the advice of "Ottonis et Heriberti" in support of "ducem" (which appears to refer to Hugues Capet).  Settipani suggests that "Otto" in this text refers to the holder of Warcq[798].  However, all other passages in Gerbert's letters which name "Ottonis et Heriberti" (in that order) appear to refer to Eudes I Comte de Blois and his first cousin Héribert [V] Comte de Troyes.  It is unclear from the full text of this letter whether the two references to "Ottone" and to "Ottonis" relate to the same person.  "Dux Cono" has not been identified, although it may refer to Konrad I Duke of Swabia.  If this is correct, it is possible that the first "Ottone" is a different person from the second "Ottonis" as there is no other passage which links the Blois count to the Swabian duke.  Settipani states that Otto died "between 986 and 987", without specifying the basis for this speculation[799]

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

Otto & his wife had one child: 

1.         LOUIS [I] (-murdered 29 Sep 1025).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "comitem Chisneiensem Ludowvicum, filum Ottonis comitis et patrem alterius Ludovici domni pontificis nostri Alberonis avi, Bullonienses, milites patris eiusdem ducis [=dux et marchio Godefridus, Gozelonis ducis filius]"[800]Comte de Chiny

-        COMTES de CHINY

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de CHINY

 

 

The county of Chiny appears to have developed in the early 11th century out of the ancient county of Ivois[801].  The county now forms part of the province of Luxembourg in present-day Belgium.  The county of Chiny included the present-day cantons of Virton, Etalle, Florenville, Neufchâteau, Montmédy and Carignan, as well as the castles of Warcq on the Meuse, which was built in 971 by Otto ancestor of the later comtes de Chiny, and Givet[802]

 

 

LOUIS [I], son of OTTO Comte d’Ivois [Vermandois] & his wife --- (-murdered 29 Sep 1025).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "comitem Chisneiensem Ludowvicum, filum Ottonis comitis et patrem alterius Ludovici domni pontificis nostri Alberonis avi, Bullonienses, milites patris eiusdem ducis [=dux et marchio Godefridus, Gozelonis ducis filius]"[803]Comte de Chiny.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium records that Rambert Bishop of Verdun appointed "comitem Chisneiensem Ludovicum, filium Ottonis comitis" as count of the town of Verdun, presumably after the resignation of Friedrich, but that Gozelon Duke of Lower Lotharingia (brother of Friedrich) invaded the town with Baudouin Count of Flanders and murdered Louis[804].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "IV Kal Oct" of "Ludovicus ex comite monachus pro cuius anima habemus V mansos apud Geronis villam"[805]

m ADELAIS, daughter of --- (-after 1025).  "Domina Adelaydis comitissa uxor quondam Hludovici comitis" donated property to Verdun Saint-Vanne by undated charter, subscribed by "Gislebertus comes"[806].  The subscription by Giselbert Comte de Looz suggests that Adelais may have been his close relative, maybe his sister.  "Adelaydis comitissa uxor quondam…Ludouici comitis" donated property "per manum Gozelonis ducis atque Godefridi…et pro eius amore Dominique Frederici prefati ducis fratris" to Verdun Saint-Vanne by charter dated to [1038/40], subscribed by "dux Gozelo et eius filius Godefridus"[807]

Louis [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         LOUIS [II] (-[17 Jan] before 1066).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "comitem Chisneiensem Ludowvicum, filum Ottonis comitis et patrem alterius Ludovici domni pontificis nostri Alberonis avi, Bullonienses, milites patris eiusdem ducis [=dux et marchio Godefridus, Gozelonis ducis filius]"[808]Comte de Chiny.  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XVI Kal Feb" of "Ludouicus comes"[809], which may refer to Louis [II].  m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Sophie, died 1078” as the wife of Louis [II][810].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Louis [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ARNOUL (-16 Apr 1106).  “Arnulphus comes cum coniuge mea Adelais, filius Ludovici comitis” founded a monastery “in villa Pyrorum…in honore S. Sulpitii”, subject to “ecclesiæ S. Petri et S. Hugberti in Ardenna”, by undated charter signed by “Arnulphi comitis et Manasse fratris eius[811]Comte de Chiny

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b)         MANASSES (-after 1068).  The Chronicon Sancti Huberti names "Manasses frater Arnulfi" when recording that he became a monk at St Hubert[812].  “Arnulphus comes cum coniuge mea Adelais, filius Ludovici comitis” founded a monastery “in villa Pyrorum…in honore S. Sulpitii”, subject to “ecclesiæ S. Petri et S. Hugberti in Ardenna”, by undated charter signed by “Arnulphi comitis et Manasse fratris eius[813].  "Arnulfus comes cum coniuge mea Adelais filius Ludoguici comitis" donated revenue from the church of Prix to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated to 1066, signed by "Arnulfi comitis et Manasse fratris eius…"[814].  "Arnulfus comes cum coniuge mea Adelail, filius Ludoguici comitis" founded the priory of Priez by charter dated 1068, signed by "Arnulphi comitis et Manasse fratris eius…"[815]

2.         LIUTGARDIS .  The Chronicon Sancti Huberti names "Liegarde amita Arnulfi comitis", her husband "Richizonis" and their four sons "Hugo et Ludovicus, Rodericus et Riquinus", recording that "Riquinus" was killed by "Heribrando Bulionensi" and buried at St Hubert[816]m RICHER de Sancy, son of --- (-before 1084). 

 

 

ARNOUL de Chiny, son of LOUIS [II] Comte de Chiny & his wife Sophie --- (-16 Apr 1106).  “Arnulphus comes cum coniuge mea Adelais, filius Ludovici comitis” founded a monastery “in villa Pyrorum…in honore S. Sulpitii”, subject to “ecclesiæ S. Petri et S. Hugberti in Ardenna”, by undated charter signed by “Arnulphi comitis et Manasse fratris eius[817]Comte de Chiny.  "Arnulfus comes cum coniuge mea Adelais filius Ludoguici comitis" donated revenue from the church of Prix to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated to 1066, signed by "Arnulfi comitis et Manasse fratris eius…"[818].  The Chronicle of Saint-Hubert records the donation by "Arnulpho comiti Chiniacensi" of "cella Pirensis" to Saint-Hubert in 1068[819].  "Dux et marchio Godefridus…uxoris mee Beatricis" confirmed the rights of the church of Verdun Saint-Vanne granted by "patre meo Gozelone", with the consent of "comitis Manasse", by charter dated [1065/66], subscribed by "comitis Manasse et filii eius Rainaldi, Hezelini comitis, comitis Arnulfi de Chisneio"[820].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines specifies that "Arnulfus comes Chisniaci" was also "comes de Givel et de Warc"[821].  "Arnulfus comes cum coniuge mea Adelail, filius Ludoguici comitis" founded the priory of Priez by charter dated 1068, signed by "Arnulphi comitis et Manasse fratris eius…"[822].  The Chronicle of Saint-Hubert records that, after the death of "Adeladis uxor Arnulfi, soror…Ebali Rocejensis", "Manasses…frater eiusdem Arnulfi" became a monk at the abbey but died within one month, adding that Comte Arnoul together with "quatuor fratres…Hugo et Ludovicus, Rodericus et Riquinus, filii Richezonis ex Liegarde amita Arnulfi comitis" (of whom "Riquinus" was killed by "Heribrando Bulloniensi" and was buried next to "prædictæ Adeladis") donated property[823].  "…comes Arnulfus de Kyney…" witnessed the charter dated 1091 under which Henri de Verdun Bishop of Liège approved the foundation of Flône[824].  "Arnulfus…comes" founded the priory of Sainte-Valpurge at Chiny, confirmed by "filiorum meorum Ottonis et Ludovici, nurus…meæ Adeleid", by charter dated 1097, later confirmed by "Ottonis comitis et Frederici præpositi Remensis et Alberti comitis filiorum eius et Adadis comitissæ et Guillelmi avocati"[825].  He founded Orval in 1097.  The Chronicon Sancti Huberti records that "Arnulfus comes Chisniacensis" became a monk "in hoc loco Kal Apr…XVI Kal Mai obit"[826]

m firstly ADELA de Ramerupt, daughter of HILDUIN [IV] de Montdidier et de Ramerupt Comte de Roucy & his wife Adelaide de Roucy (-[1068/69], bur Saint-Hubert, Ardennes).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Adele" as seventh daughter of Hilduin Comte de Roucy and names her husband "Arnulfo comiti de Chisneio"[827].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis clarifies the question when it refers to, but does not name, "quintam…Hilduini comitis filiam" as wife of "Arnulfus comes de Cinni"[828].  “Arnulphus comes cum coniuge mea Adelais, filius Ludovici comitis” founded a monastery “in villa Pyrorum…in honore S. Sulpitii”, subject to “ecclesiæ S. Petri et S. Hugberti in Ardenna”, by undated charter signed by “Arnulphi comitis et Manasse fratris eius[829].  "Arnulfus comes cum coniuge mea Adelais filius Ludoguici comitis" donated revenue from the church of Prix to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated to 1066, signed by "Arnulfi comitis et Manasse fratris eius…"[830].  "Arnulfus comes cum coniuge mea Adelail, filius Ludoguici comitis" founded the priory of Priez by charter dated 1068, signed by "Arnulphi comitis et Manasse fratris eius…"[831].  The Chronicle of Saint-Hubert records the burial of "Adeladis uxor Arnulphi, soror…Ebali Roceiensis" at Saint-Hubert, dated to [1068/69] from the context[832]

m secondly ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-before 1081).  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Ermengarde, died before 1081” as the second wife of Comte Arnoul[833].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

m thirdly AGNES, daughter of ---.  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Agnes” as the third wife of Comte Arnoul[834].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

Arnoul & his first wife had six children: 

1.         OTTO [II] (-1131 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Ottonem comitem et sorores eius" as children of "Arnulfus comes de Cinni" and his wife Adela[835].  "Arnulfus…comes" founded the priory of Sainte-Valpurge at Chiny, confirmed by "filiorum meorum Ottonis et Ludovici, nurus…meæ Adeleid", by charter dated 1097, later confirmed by "Ottonis comitis et Frederici præpositi Remensis et Alberti comitis filiorum eius et Adadis comitissæ et Guillelmi avocati"[836]Comte de Chiny.  A charter dated 30 Sep 1124 notifies the consecration of the church of Orval, in the presence of “Otto comes de Cisney cum sua uxore Adelada et filiis suis...Frederico Remensis ecclesiæ præposito et Alberto post patrem comite”, noting that the count confirmed the actions of “pater suus Arnulphus...jussu Mathildis marchionissæ[837].  The Chronicon Sancti Huberti names "filius eius [=Arnulfus comes Chisniacensis] Otto" when recording that he died with "Henrico Coloniæ"[838]m (before 1097) ALIX de Namur, daughter of ALBERT III Comte de Namur & his wife Ida of Saxony.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Alaide sorore comitis Godefridi Namucensis" as wife of "comes Otto de Cisneio"[839].  "Arnulfus…comes" founded the priory of Sainte-Valpurge at Chiny, confirmed by "filiorum meorum Ottonis et Ludovici, nurus…meæ Adeleid", by charter dated 1097, later confirmed by "Ottonis comitis et Frederici præpositi Remensis et Alberti comitis filiorum eius et Adadis comitissæ et Guillelmi avocati"[840].  A charter dated 30 Sep 1124 notifies the consecration of the church of Orval, in the presence of “Otto comes de Cisney cum sua uxore Adelada et filiis suis...Frederico Remensis ecclesiæ præposito et Alberto post patrem comite[841].  Otto [II] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         IDA (-before 1125).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium which records [her brother] "Adalbero Metensium primicerius, filiorum Lovaniensis domini avunculus"[842].  The estimated date of her marriage indicates that Ida must have been one of her parents’ older children.  m ([1105]) as his first wife, GODEFROI Comte de Louvain, son of HENRI II Comte de Louvain & his wife Adela [Adelheid] in der Betuwe (-25 Jan 1139, bur Afflighem).  Heinrich V King of Germany invested him as GODEFROI V "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1106. 

b)         ODA (-after 1134).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium which records [her brother] "Adalbero Metensium primicerius...quia comitissa Durachiensis erat soror eius"[843].  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed a donation made by “Durachiensi comite Gisleberto, eiusque filiis Ottone, Brunone, Theoderico et Oda comitissa” by charter dated 1134[844].  The estimated date of her marriage indicates that Oda must have been one of her parents’ older children.  m (after 1114) as his second wife, GISELBERT Comte de Duras, son of OTTO van Looz Comte de Duras & his wife Oda de Duras (-before 1138). 

c)         HUGUES .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugo et comes Albertus et Fredericus Remensis ecclesie prepositus" as sons of "Ottonem comitem [de Cinni]"[845]

d)         ALBERT (-29 Sep 1162).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugo et comes Albertus et Fredericus Remensis ecclesie prepositus" as sons of "Ottonem comitem [de Cinni]"[846].  The estimated date of Albert’s marriage ([1140]) suggests that he was considerably younger than his sister Ida (whose marriage is dated to [1105]).  Is it possible that they were born from different mothers?  Comte de Chiny.   

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e)         FREDERIC (-after 30 Sep 1124).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugo et comes Albertus et Fredericus Remensis ecclesie prepositus" as sons of "Ottonem comitem [de Cinni]"[847].  "Arnulfus…comes" founded the priory of Sainte-Valpurge at Chiny, confirmed by "filiorum meorum Ottonis et Ludovici, nurus…meæ Adeleid", by charter dated 1097, later confirmed by "Ottonis comitis et Frederici præpositi Remensis et Alberti comitis filiorum eius et Adadis comitissæ et Guillelmi avocati"[848].  Provost at Reims: a charter dated 30 Sep 1124 notifies the consecration of the church of Orval, in the presence of “Otto comes de Cisney cum sua uxore Adelada et filiis suis...Frederico Remensis ecclesiæ præposito et Alberto post patrem comite[849]

f)          ADALBERO (-[26] Mar 1145).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "quoque episcopus Albero Leodiensis", stating that he recovered "Bullonium per beatum Lambertum", and his sister "comitissa Lovaniensis que comiti Lovanii peperit primum Godefridum comitem", specifying that they were "de prosapia Namucensi"[850], the latter expression being one used by Alberic to indicate maternal ancestry.  The passage follows that dealing with the family of Alix de Namur and her husband "comiti Ottoni de Chisneio", although the parentage of the Bishop of Liège and his sister is not specified precisely.  Bishop of Liège 1136.  The Continuatio Gemblacensis of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1136 of "domnus Alexander Leodicensium episcopus” and the succession of “domnus Adelbero ex clero Mettensi” as bishop[851].  “Albero...Leodiensis ecclesiæ episcopus” restored Stablo, referring to the unlawful claims made by “avunculum nostrum Namucensem comitem Godefridum” and by “germanus noster Eustachius Leodii advocatus” who occupied “villam Turnines”, by charter dated 1139[852].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the succession of “Alberonem...secundum primicerium Metensis ecclesie, iuvenem...de prosapia Namucensi...sororis sue filius esset dux Lovanii Godefridus filius predicti G. ducis[853].  The Continuatio Gemblacensis of Sigebert's Chronica records war in 1140 between "Alberonem episcopum Leodicensem” and “Heinricum comitem Namucensem” after the comte de Namur invaded “opidum...Fossis” and burnt the town and “monasterio beati Foillani[854].  The Continuatio Gemblacensis of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1145 of "Adelbero Leodicensis episcopus” and the succession of “Heinricus...ex clero sancti Lamberti, secundus huius nominis presul[855].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the death in 1155 [error for 1145] of Bishop Adalbero “Ortide” after holding office for 15 years and his burial “Ortine...VI Kal Apr[856]

g)         EUSTACHE (-after 1156).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1139 under which “Albero...Leodiensis ecclesiæ episcopus” restored Stablo, referring to the unlawful claims made by “avunculum nostrum Namucensem comitem Godefridum”, and by “germanus noster Eustachius Leodii advocatus” who occupied “villam Turnines” claiming that “Wigerus de Woronna cujus filiam uxorem duxerat” had been granted the property by “prædicto avunculo nostro Namucense comite[857].  Avoué de Hesbaye. 

-        AVOUES de HESBAIE, SEIGNEURS de LUMAIN

2.         LOUIS .  "Arnulfus…comes" founded the priory of Sainte-Valpurge at Chiny, confirmed by "filiorum meorum Ottonis et Ludovici, nurus…meæ Adeleid", by charter dated 1097, later confirmed by "Ottonis comitis et Frederici præpositi Remensis et Alberti comitis filiorum eius et Adadis comitissæ et Guillelmi avocati"[858].  1097/1124. 

3.         HAWIDE .  The Chronicon Sancti Huberti names "Galteri et fratris eius Dodonis et uxoris eius Hawidis filiæ Arnulfi comitis", implying that "Galteri" was husband of Hawide[859].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the husband of "reliqua soror Ottonis" as "Dodoni de Cons"[860].  1088.  m DODON de Cons, son of ADELON de Cons & his wife ---.  Albert of Aix records that "Godefridus dux regni Lotharingiæ…fraterque eius uterinus Baldewinus, Warnerus de Greis cognatus ipsius Ducis, Baldewinus pariter de Burch, Reinhardus comes de Tul, Petrus…frater ipsius, Dodo de Cons, Henricus de Ascha ac frater illius Godefridus" left for Jerusalem in Aug 1096[861].  Albert of Aix names "…Dodo de Cuons, rufus capite…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[862]

4.         CLEMENCE Europäische Stammtafeln names her and records her marriage[863].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m HUGEL de Waha Châtelain de Mirwart, son of BOVO de Duras & his wife [Beatrix de Laroche]. 

5.         BEATRIXEuropäische Stammtafeln names her[864].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

6.         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the children of "soror Ottonis" as "Arnulfum Treverensem archidiaconum et Cononem "[865].  This presumably refers to one of the daughters of Comte Arnoul named above but it is not known which.  m ---.  This couple had two children: 

a)         ARNOUL .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the children of "soror Ottonis" as "Arnulfum Treverensem archidiaconum et Cononem "[866].  Archdeacon of Trier. 

b)         CONON .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the children of "soror Ottonis" as "Arnulfum Treverensem archidiaconum et Cononem "[867]

Arnoul & his [third] wife had one child: 

7.         ADALBERO (-1156).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln , Adalbero was Comte Arnoul’s son by his third wife[868].  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been found, although it appears correct that Adalbero must have been considerably younger than his siblings who are named above.  Bishop of Verdun 1131.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium records that “dominum Alberonem ecclesiæ suæ archidiaconum filium Arnulfi comitis Chisneiensium” was elected as bishop of Verdun, dated to 1131[869].  Abdicated 1153/56.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records that “Albero...episcopus” resigned his bishopric and retired to “claustrum sancti Pauli Virdunensis Premonstratensis ordinis” where he died in 1158 and was buried “in maiore ecclesia beate Marie[870]

 

 

ALBERT de Chiny, son of OTTO [II] Comte de Chiny & his wife Alix de Namur (-29 Sep 1162, bur Orval).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugo et comes Albertus et Fredericus Remensis ecclesie prepositus" as sons of "Ottonem comitem [de Cinni]"[871].  The estimated date of Albert’s marriage ([1140]) suggests that he was considerably younger than his sister Ida (whose marriage is dated to [1105]).  Is it possible that they were born from different mothers?  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Albertus" as son of "comes Otto de Cisneio" and his wife Alix[872].  "Arnulfus…comes" founded the priory of Sainte-Valpurge at Chiny, confirmed by "filiorum meorum Ottonis et Ludovici, nurus…meæ Adeleid", by charter dated 1097, later confirmed by "Ottonis comitis et Frederici præpositi Remensis et Alberti comitis filiorum eius et Adadis comitissæ et Guillelmi avocati"[873].  A charter dated 30 Sep 1124 notifies the consecration of the church of Orval, in the presence of “Otto comes de Cisney cum sua uxore Adelada et filiis suis...Frederico Remensis ecclesiæ præposito et Alberto post patrem comite[874]Comte de Chiny.  “Albertus Chisneiacensis comes cum uxore mea Agnete et filio Lodoyco” confirmed donations made to Sainte-Walburge by charter dated to after 18 Jun 1158[875].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "avus eius [Ludovici…comes de Cisneio] Albertus comes" was buried "in Aureavalle"[876].  The necrology of Orval records the death “III Kal Oct” of “Albertus comes de Chiney qui adduxit in conventum Cisterciensem” and his donation of property “in Sabulo[877]

m ([1140]) AGNES de Bar, daughter of RENAUD I Comte de Bar & his second wife Gisèle de Vaudémont (-after 1185).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Agenete sorore eiusdem comitis [=comes Barri iunior Raymaldus" specifying that she was mother of "episcopus Vidunensis Arnulfus de Cisneio"[878].  “Albertus Chisneiacensis comes cum uxore mea Agnete et filio Lodoyco” confirmed donations made to Sainte-Walburge by charter dated to after 18 Jun 1158[879].  “Agnes...comitissa de Chisnei...coram filiis meis Lodovico et Theodorico” attested that “dominus Cono senior de Hons” had donated “usuaria nemoris Bellonis Campaniæ“ to Orval, recalling that the donation had originally been made “per manum meam et mariti mei piæ memoriæ comitis Alberti” with the consent of “piæ memoriæ Symonis ducis Lotaringiæ” from whom Cono held half of the property, by charter dated 1172[880].  "Anetis comitissa de Chinei" donated part of the forest of Blanchampagne to the church of Moulins, for the soul of "domini Alberti comitis", by charter dated to [1185] which names "filios meos heredes, maxime Ludovicum et Teodericum"[881]

Albert & his wife had eight children: 

1.         LOUIS [III] (-Belgrade [5 Aug] 1189).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[882], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis".  “Albertus Chisneiacensis comes cum uxore mea Agnete et filio Lodoyco” confirmed donations made to Sainte-Walburge by charter dated to after 18 Jun 1158[883]Comte de Chiny.  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei” confirmed the donation of “usuaria banni de Poillei” made by “dominus Amalricus de Radulfi-curte“ [Raucourt] to Orval, recalling that the donation had originally been made by “Radulfus pater Amalrici...per manus patris mei comitis Alberti piæ memoriæ”, by charter dated 1162, witnessed by “Amalricus archidiaconus patruus prædicti Amalrici...[884].  “Agnes...comitissa de Chisnei...coram filiis meis Lodovico et Theodorico” attested that “dominus Cono senior de Hons” had donated “usuaria nemoris Bellonis Campaniæ“ to Orval, recalling that the donation had originally been made “per manum meam et mariti mei piæ memoriæ comitis Alberti” with the consent of “piæ memoriæ Symonis ducis Lotaringiæ” from whom Cono held half of the property, by charter dated 1172[885].  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei necdum habens filium vel filiam...cum conjuge mea Sophia comitissa” confirmed donations to Orval, including those made by “avus meus Ottho”, with the consent of “matre mea et fratribus meis Hugone et Theodorico“, by charter dated 1173 (before 23 May)[886].  “Lodovicus...comes de Chisnei...cum uxore mea Sophia” confirmed an agreement made between Orval and “Dudo de Malendrei et uxor eius” by charter dated 1178[887].  "Anetis comitissa de Chinei" donated part of the forest of Blanchampagne to the church of Moulins, for the soul of "domini Alberti comitis", by charter dated to [1185] which names "filios meos heredes, maxime Ludovicum et Teodericum"[888].  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei...per manus uxoris meæ Sophiæ et filii mei Ludovici et matris meæ et fratris mei Theodorici” confirmed the donation of “nemore Bellonis Campaniæ” made to Orval by “homines mei Cono de Viler, Symon de Firmitate et Lambertus de Staules” by charter dated 1185[889].  [The necrology of Orval records the death “IV Id Aug” of “Ludovicus comes de Chiney, qui renovavit cartas nostras[890].  It is not known with certainty to which Louis Comte de Chiny this entry relates.]  m (before 23 May 1173) as her first husband, SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-13 Aug [1207 or after]).  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei necdum habens filium vel filiam...cum conjuge mea Sophia comitissa” confirmed donations to Orval, including those made by “avus meus Ottho”, with the consent of “matre mea et fratribus meis Hugone et Theodorico“, by charter dated 1173 (before 23 May)[891].  “Lodovicus...comes de Chisnei...cum uxore mea Sophia” confirmed an agreement made between Orval and “Dudo de Malendrei et uxor eius” by charter dated 1178[892].  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei...per manus uxoris meæ Sophiæ et filii mei Ludovici et matris meæ et fratris mei Theodorici” confirmed the donation of “nemore Bellonis Campaniæ” made to Orval by “homines mei Cono de Viler, Symon de Firmitate et Lambertus de Staules” by charter dated 1185[893].  She married secondly (before 1193) Anseau de Garlande.  “Ansellus de Gallanda” granted privileges to “burgensibus meis de Turnomio”, with the consent of “Sofie uxoris mee et Johannis fratris mei”, by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Sofia uxor mea, Johannes frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Aubertus de Andesello, Ansellus de Insula…"[894].  “Sophia comitissa de Chisnei...per manum filiorum meorum Ludovici comitis junioris de Chisneio et Anselmi” donated “pratum apud Briuele super Mosa” [Brieule-sur-Meuse] to Orval, with the consent of “domini Anselmi de Gerlande mariti mei”, by charter dated 1197[895].  The name of her second son suggests that he was born from her second marriage.  “Sophia...comitissa de Chisneio...quoque filius eius comes de Chisneio” notified that “homines...de Morei” had donated a field to Orval by charter dated 1198[896].  “Sophia comitissa de Chisneio” noted an agreement between Orval abbey and “Balduinus Bocez de Yvodio” by charter dated 1201[897].  She married thirdly (1201) Gauthier Seigneur d'Yvoix.  “Galtherus dominus Yvodii et...eius uxor Sophia comitissa de Chisneio” donated “patronatum...ecclesiæ de Giversei” to Orval, for the souls of “domini Ludovici comitis de Chisnei et domini Anselmi de Garlande”, by charter dated 1201[898].  “Ludovicus junior...comes de Chineio...cum matre mea Sophia” donated harvest “in molendino...apud Verton” to Orval, in exchange for revenue from property “apud Savinsart” which had been donated by “mater mea Sophia comitissa” for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ patris mei Ludovici comitis”, by charter dated 1207[899].  The necrology of Orval records the death “Id Aug” of “Sophia comitissa de Chiney” and her donation of “molendinum de Brieule et...census a Saint Vinsart[900].  Louis [III] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         LOUIS [IV] (after 1173-7 Oct 1226, bur Orval).  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei...per manus uxoris meæ Sophiæ et filii mei Ludovici et matris meæ et fratris mei Theodorici” confirmed the donation of “nemore Bellonis Campaniæ” made to Orval by “homines mei Cono de Viler, Symon de Firmitate et Lambertus de Staules” by charter dated 1185[901].  His father’s charter dated 1173 (before 23 May) states that he was childless at that date.  Comte de Chiny.  “Sophia comitissa de Chisnei...per manum filiorum meorum Ludovici comitis junioris de Chisneio et Anselmi” donated “pratum apud Briuele super Mosa” to Orval, with the consent of “domini Anselmi de Gerlande mariti mei”, by charter dated 1197[902].  “Sophia...comitissa de Chisneio...quoque filius eius comes de Chisneio” notified that “homines...de Morei” had donated a field to Orval by charter dated 1198[903].  “Ludovicus Ludovici filius comes de Chisneio” approved an arbitral decision relating to a dispute between Orval and “Henricum dominum Firmitatis” by charter dated 1200[904][905].  “Ludovicus...comes de Chinei” donated “patronatum...ecclesiæ de Giversei, de Trembloit et de Chamoulhei” to Orval by charter dated 1200, under his seal and that of “domini Gaufridi de Asperomonte cognati mei[906].  Louis’s family relationship with Geoffroy [I] d’Aspremont was through his paternal aunt who had married Geoffroy’s father.  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisneio” noted that “nobilis vir Guido cognomento Senescalcus et uxor eius Helvidis de Radulficurte” had donated fishing rights “in aqua sua de Poillei” to Orval by charter dated 1205[907].  “Ludovicus comes de Chisneio” declared that “dominus Dudo miles de Malendrei infirmitate detentus et senio” had made donations to Orval, now ratified by “Ulricus miles gener eiusdem cum uxore Ysolde...Galteri...alterius fratris...”, by charter dated 1206[908].  “Ludovicus junior...comes de Chineio...cum matre mea Sophia” donated harvest “in molendino...apud Verton” to Orval, in exchange for revenue from property “apud Savinsart” which had been donated by “mater mea Sophia comitissa” for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ patris mei Ludovici comitis”, by charter dated 1207[909].  “Ludovicus comes de Chisnei” reached agreement with Orval concerning “prato ante Yvodium”, with the consent of “uxor mea Mathildis...cum filiabus meis Johenne et Agnes”, by charter dated Jul 1212[910].  "Ludovici comitis de Chisni, Egidii de Hierge, Arnulphi de Morelmes, Jacobi de Orcismont" signed the charter dated 1218 under which "Rogerus de Cimaco…castellaniam de Covinio" confirmed his rights and those of the bishop of Liège in Couvin[911].  “Ludovicus comes de Chiny” reached noted a settlement of a dispute with Orval involving “terris de Ysengiermont” by charter dated 17 Jan 1226[912].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1226 of "Ludovicus…comes de Cisneio" and his burial "in Aureavalle" with "avus eius Albertus comes"[913].  “Henricus comes Barri” attested that “consanguineus meus Ludovicus comes de Chisney in magna infirmitate...apud Chaors” donated property “in molendino de Thonele” to Orval by testament before he died, with the consent of “M. uxor sua comitissa et Johanna primogenita sua”, by charter dated Nov 1226[914].  The necrology of Orval records the death “V Id Oct” of “Lodovicus comes de Chiney” and his donation of “molendinum de Tonelle[915]m (after Feb 1205) as her second husband, MATHILDE d'Avesnes, widow of NICOLAS [IV] Seigneur de Rumigny, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise ([1170]-5 Nov, 1237 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "primogenita" married "comiti de Cisneio" and (incorrectly) as her second husband "domino Nicolao de Rumengni"[916].  “Ludovicus comes de Chisnei” reached agreement with Orval concerning “prato ante Yvodium”, with the consent of “uxor mea Mathildis...cum filiabus meis Johenne et Agnes”, by charter dated Jul 1212[917].  “Henricus comes Barri” attested that “consanguineus meus Ludovicus comes de Chisney in magna infirmitate...apud Chaors” donated property “in molendino de Thonele” to Orval by testament before he died, with the consent of “M. uxor sua comitissa et Johanna primogenita sua”, by charter dated Nov 1226[918].  “Mathildis domina de Rumegny” donated “duo diurnalia vinearum apud Ars” to Orval, with the consent of “abbas Aureævallis et soror mea de Rosoir”, by charter dated Jul 1237[919].  The necrology of Orval records the death “Non Nov” of “Matildis comitissa de Chiny uxor Ludovici junioris” and her donation of “molendinum de Tonelle et...prati ante Ivodium[920].  Louis [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          JEANNE (-17 Jan 1271).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Joanna" as oldest of the three daughters of "comiti de Cisneio" and his wife "Machtildem", adding that Jeanne married "comiti Lossensi Arnulfo" and naming their four sons and two daughters[921].  “Ludovicus comes de Chisnei” reached agreement with Orval concerning “prato ante Yvodium”, with the consent of “uxor mea Mathildis...cum filiabus meis Johenne et Agnes”, by charter dated Jul 1212[922].  “Henricus comes Barri” attested that “consanguineus meus Ludovicus comes de Chisney in magna infirmitate...apud Chaors” donated property “in molendino de Thonele” to Orval by testament before he died, with the consent of “M. uxor sua comitissa et Johanna primogenita sua”, by charter dated Nov 1226[923].  "Arnoux cuens de Los et de Chisni" acknowledged "Phelippe contesse de Bar…et Thiebaut son fil" as his suzerains in respect of "la terre de Chisni…que je tieng de par ma femme Jehanne la contesse" by charter dated Feb 1240[924].  "Arnous comte de Los et de Chiny et Jehanne comtesse des memes lieux" declared having given a dowry to "Nicholon chevalier seigneur de Kyening" for his marriage to "leur fille Julienne" by charter dated 1267[925].  The necrology of Orval records the death “XVI Kal Feb” of “Joanna comitissa de Chiny” and her donation of “molendinum de Herbeval[926]m (before 1230) ARNOUL [IV] Graf van Looz, son of GERARD [III] Graf von Rieneck [Looz] & his wife Kunigunde von Zimmern (-[24 Nov 1272/Feb 1273]). 

ii)         AGNES (-before 1235).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "secunda filia comitis de Chini et Machtildis filiæ Jacobi Avesnensis" was "domina de Agimont et de Givet" and married "domino Joanni de Retest, Hugonis in comitatu successori" by whom she had one daughter who died young[927].  “Ludovicus comes de Chisnei” reached agreement with Orval concerning “prato ante Yvodium”, with the consent of “uxor mea Mathildis...cum filiabus meis Johenne et Agnes”, by charter dated Jul 1212[928].  “Dominus Johannes de Chimereyo frater domini Hugonis comitis Registestensis” granted pasturage and other rights to Mont Dieu abbey, with the consent of “uxoris mee”, by charter dated Apr 1232[929].  Dame d'Agimont et de Givet.  m (before Apr 1232) as his first wife, JEAN de Rethel, son of HUGUES [II] Comte de Rethel & his wife Félicité de Broyes dame de Beaufort (-[2 Apr/15 Jul] 1251).  He succeeded his brother in 1243 as Comte de Rethel

iii)        --- .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "tertia filia comitis de Chini et Machtildis filiæ Jacobi Avesnensis" married "Ostoni de Trasengnues" by whom she had sons and daughters[930].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m as his second wife, OSTE [V] de Trazegnies, son of GILLES [III] Seigneur de Trazegnies & his wife Alix van Boulaere (-[12 Aug 1241/Apr 1242]). 

b)         [--- .  “Theodoricus dominus de Walcurt”, on his marriage “cum filiam comitis Ludovici” whose dowry was “terræ de Urgeou”, confirmed rights “super...silvæ...Forest”, disputed by “patre uxoris meæ”, to Orval by charter dated 1200[931].  The chronology suggests that “comes Ludovicus” was Louis [III] Comte de Chimay, although if that is correct it is somewhat surprising that this charter does not refer to him as deceased.  Her dowry was Houdeng, Gœgnies and Haine, as shown by the charter dated 1232 under which “Gilles seigneur de Barbançon” notified that [her son] “Amalric custos de Walecuria” had transferred to his father “l’alleu de Houdeng-Gœgnies-Haine qui lui revenait de sa mère[932].  The relationship between the Walcourt and Chiny families is also indicated by the dispensation required for the marriage of Gilles Seigneur de Walcourt, son of Thierry, with the widow of Gilles Seigneur de Hierges, who was descended from Alix de Chiny (supposed paternal aunt of the wife of Thierry de Walcourt).  m ([1200]) as his first wife, THIERRY Seigneur de Walcourt, son of WERY [II] Seigneur de Walcourt & his wife Gerberge de Montaigu (-[Jul 1234/Jun 1237]).] 

2.         THIERRY (-after 1207).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[933], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis".  “Agnes...comitissa de Chisnei...coram filiis meis Lodovico et Theodorico” attested that “dominus Cono senior de Hons” had donated “usuaria nemoris Bellonis Campaniæ“ to Orval, recalling that the donation had originally been made “per manum meam et mariti mei piæ memoriæ comitis Alberti” with the consent of “piæ memoriæ Symonis ducis Lotaringiæ” from whom Cono held half of the property, by charter dated 1172[934].  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei necdum habens filium vel filiam...cum conjuge mea Sophia comitissa” confirmed donations to Orval, including those made by “avus meus Ottho”, with the consent of “matre mea et fratribus meis Hugone et Theodorico“, by charter dated 1173 (before 23 May)[935].  "Anetis comitissa de Chinei" donated part of the forest of Blanchampagne to the church of Moulins, for the soul of "domini Alberti comitis", by charter dated to [1185] which names "filios meos heredes, maxime Ludovicum et Teodericum"[936].  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei...per manus uxoris meæ Sophiæ et filii mei Ludovici et matris meæ et fratris mei Theodorici” confirmed the donation of “nemore Bellonis Campaniæ” made to Orval by “homines mei Cono de Viler, Symon de Firmitate et Lambertus de Staules” by charter dated 1185[937].  Seigneur de Malières, d'Etalle et de Neufchâteau.  m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 1199).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Thierry & his wife had children: 

a)         HUGUES (-1229).  Seigneur de Malières.  “Hugues Seigneur de Malières” acknowledged “estre homme lige de son cousin Henry comte de Bar” after the homage “de son neveu Louis comte de Chiny” and promised that, after the death of “M. Renaud de Douchery son beau-père”, he would retake land “en fief dudit comte” by charter dated Mar 1220[938]m --- de Douchery, daughter of RENAUD de Douchery & his wife ---.  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Mar 1220 under which [her husband] “Hugues Seigneur de Malières” acknowledged “estre homme lige de son cousin Henry comte de Bar” after the homage “de son neveu Louis comte de Chiny” and promised that, after the death of “M. Renaud de Douchery son beau-père”, he would retake land “en fief dudit comte[939]

-        SEIGNEURS de MALIERES et de NEUFCHÂTEAU, HERREN von FALKENSTEIN[940]

3.         ARNOUL (-killed Sainte-Ménehould 14 Aug 1181, bur Verdun Notre-Dame).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[941], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis".  Thesaurarius of Verdun.  Bishop of Verdun 1172.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1171 of “Richardus electus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Arnoldus[942].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records that “Arnulphus” succeeded Richard as bishop of Verdun, but was killed when “miles Albertus...cognomento Pichot dominus de Sancta Manehilde” invaded the bishopric of Verdun in 1181 and was buried “in maiore ecclesia beate Marie[943].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1181 of “Arnoldus episcopus Virdunensis” shot in the head by an arrow “ante castrum Sancta Manehulde[944]

4.         ALIX (-9 Aug, after 1177, bur Brogne Abbey).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[945], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis".  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the installation as Bishop of Verdun of "Albertus de Hirgis nepos ex sorore episcopi Arnulfi et comitis de Cisneio Ludovici et Theoderici de Marleriis", recalling that he had a brother "Ludowicum qui longo tempore fuit abbas Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis"[946].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "V Id Aug" of "Alaidis domina de Hierge uxor domini Manassis"[947]m as his second wife, MANASSES de Hierges, son of HERIBRAND de Hierges & his wife Hodierne de Rethel (-[Brogne Abbey] 8 Jan 1176). 

5.         IDA .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[948], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis".  m GOBERT [V] Seigneur d'Aspremont, son of GOBERT [IV] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Adelaide de Dun (-on Crusade 26 Sep 1190). 

6.         daughter .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[949], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis".  m ROGER de Valden, son of ---. 

7.         HUGUES .  “Ludovicus...comes de Chisnei necdum habens filium vel filiam...cum conjuge mea Sophia comitissa” confirmed donations to Orval, including those made by “avus meus Ottho”, with the consent of “matre mea et fratribus meis Hugone et Theodorico“, by charter dated 1173 (before 23 May)[950].  1220.  m --- de Donchéry, daughter of RENAUD de Donchéry & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

8.         daughter .  The Annales Mosomagenses record in 1187 that “Formarus Trevirorum archiepiscopus” ordained and consecrated “sororem comitis Ludovici de Chisne, abbatissam de Givine[951].  Abbess of [Givet]. 

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de LONGWY

 

 

The county of Longwy developed in the southern part of the county of Methingau (Matensis), which lay to the east of the county of Ivois and south of the county of Arlon, bound on the east by the river Moselle.  It corresponded to the doyennés of Mersch and Luxembourg.  Lietard, a relative of Wicfrid Bishop of Verdun, is the first recorded count of Longwy in the last quarter of the 10th century and first quarter of the 11th century.  Longwy was inherited by the family of the Comtes de Luxembourg, although there is considerable confusion about the precise path of inheritance as discussed further below.  In 1136, it passed to Ermensende de Luxembourg, daughter of Conrad Comte [de Luxembourg], who transmitted the county to the family of the comtes de Namur. 

 

 

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

a)         WICFRID (-31 Aug or 1 Sep 983 or 984 or 986)Bishop of Verdun 980.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 958 of “Berengarius episcopus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Wicfridus qui fundavit ecclesiam sancti Pauli Virdun[952].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium records that "Wicfridus episcopus" was "de Bawariorum partibus vir Teutonicus"[953].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "Pridie Kal Aug" of "Winfridus episcopus qui dedit fratribus Beslanc"[954].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "II Kal Sep" of "Wicfridus episcopus Virdunensis"[955].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 986 of “Wicfridus” and the succession of “Adelbero[956]

2.         [--- .]  m WERNER [Graf von Rothenburg], son of ---.  ["Varneri comitis, Richardi comitis…" witnessed the charter dated 986 under which Gérard Bishop of Toul donated the church of Andelier to the abbey of Saint-Mansuy[957].  It is uncertain whether "Varneri comitis" refers to the father of Godila.]  One child: 

a)         GODILA (-1015).  Thietmar names a "nobly born woman from the West…Godila" as wife of Lothar, naming her father Werner and specifying that her cousin was Wicfrid Bishop of Verdun[958].  Thietmar records that Godila remained unmarried for four years after her husband died then married secondly "her relative Hermann"[959].  Godila's second husband has been identified as Hermann [II] Graf von Werl[960].  If this is correct she must have been his second wife as Thietmar records that "she was denied any hope of future offspring" as she was excommunicated for the marriage, her husband being "her relative"[961]m firstly LOTHAR [III] Graf von Walbeck, Markgraf der Nordmark, son of LOTHAR [II] Graf von Walbeck & his wife Mathilde von Arneburg (-25 Jan 1003, bur Köln Cathedral).  m secondly (1007) as his second wife, HERMANN [II] Graf von Werl, son of HERMANN [I] Graf von Werl & his wife Gerberga of Burgundy (-after 14 Sep [1029]). 

 

 

Two brothers, related to Wicfrid Bishop of Verdun and (according to the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, quoted below) to Konrad II King of Germany, although the precise family relationships are not known. 

1.         LIETARD (-[Trier St. Maximin] 19 May [1015/20], bur Verdun Saint-Vanne [or Trier St. Maximin]).  The Vita Richardi abbatis S Vidoni Virdunensis names "comes Lietardus, Ottonis imperator consanguineus", records his bringing "habitu religionis…beato Vitono" to "villam sui iuris Bailodium dictam", his work "perquirendo iusticiam in curia Heinrici imperatoris" and his death at "Treviris apud Sanctum Maximum" where he was buried[962].  Wicfrid Bishop of Verdun agreed an exchange of property with "sobrini nepotes" Liuthard and Richwin de Longwy by charter dated 973[963]Comte de Longwy.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records that "comes Letardus de Longui pater Manegaudi et Gislebertus comes de Luscelenburch" were "nepotes" of Emperor Konrad II[964].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the properties of the convent of St Vanne at Verdun, among which that donated by "…comes…Liutardus…in pago Waprensi in comitatu de Custrei…Bailodium", and donated "Mosomum" on the petition of "Herimanni comitis" by charter dated 1015[965].  The Hugonis Chronicon records that "domnus Liethardus comes de Marceio" became a monk in the monastery of Verdun St Vanne, to which he donated "Bailodium", and died and was buried at Verdun[966].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XIV Kal Jun" of "Lietardus ex comite conversus qui…Baylodium" donated[967]m EMMEHILD, daughter of --- (-14 Jan ----).  The Vita Richardi abbatis S Vidoni Virdunensis names "uxor etiam ipsius venerandi comitis, Emmehyldis" and her donation to the church of Verdun[968].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XIX Kal Feb" of "Emmehildis comitissa uxor domni Lietardi comitis qui Bailodium nobis dedit"[969].  Comte Lietard [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         MANEGOLD (-[1040]).  The Vita Richardi abbatis S Vidoni Virdunensis names "filio suo [=comitis Lietardi] comite Manegaudo", recording that he opposed his father's religious donations, which were later confirmed after his father's death in the court of Emperor Heinrich II[970]

2.         RICHWIN (-after 973).  Wicfrid Bishop of Verdun agreed an exchange of property with "sobrini nepotes" Liuthard and Richwin de Longwy by charter dated 973[971]

 

 

1.         SIBODO (-after 1029).  Comte de [---].  “Comitibus hiis: Hecelone, Henrico, Gisilberto, Sibodone, Arnulfo” subscribed the charter dated 1029 under which Poppo Archbishop of Trier deplored damage caused to monasteries and donated “ecclesiam Longuion” to the abbey of Notre-Dame-des-Martyrs[972]

 

 

 

3.         [ADALBERT [Albert], son of GERHARD Comte [de Metz] & his wife Gisela --- (-killed in battle near Thuin 11 Nov 1048).  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[973].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Albertum de Longui castro", but does not give his origin[974].  [Comte de Longwy.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Albertum de Longui castro, quem…ducem", the text appearing to refer to the duke of Upper Lotharingia[975].  No other record has been found of Longwy being in the possession of the family of the Grafen von Metz, between whom and the earlier comtes de Longwy no family relationship can be identified.  Szabolcs de Vajay suggests that the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium incorrectly attributes Longwy to Duke Adalbert, confusing him with Albert [II] Graf von Dachsburg, first husband of Ermensende de Luxembourg who is later recorded as heiress of Longwy[976].]  Emperor Heinrich III appointed him as ADALBERT Duke of Upper Lotharingia in early 1047, after confiscating the duchy from Godefroi II "le Barbu" Duke of Upper Lotharingia.  Duke Adalbert was killed fighting the forces of ex-Duke Godefroi.] 

 

 

1.         [ERMENSENDE [de Longwy], daughter of --- .  [Ctss de Longwy.]  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissa de Longui et de Castris Ermensendis" as wife of "Conrado comiti de Luscelenburch"[977].  Ermensende de Luxembourg, daughter of Conrad [I] Comte [de Luxembourg], was later recorded as heiress of Longwy, which suggests an element of factual accuracy in this passage of Alberic.  However, there are two other difficulties with the text.  Firstly, "Castris" is normally the Latin name used for Bliescastel (see above in the present document) but no connection has been identified between Ermensende’s ancestors and the family of the Grafen von Bliescastel, although her daughter’s husband was Graf von Bliescastel: maybe Ermensende was the heiress of Bliescastel which she passed to her daughter.  Secondly, considerable confusion concerning the identity of the wife or wives of Comte Conrad is introduced by other primary sources, which on the one hand indicate that she was related to the family of the Dukes of Aquitaine/Comtes de Poitou, and on the other record that her name was Clémence (who in addition is named in a charter as the mother of Comte Conrad´s daughter Ermensende).  The possible identities of the wife/wives of Comte Conrad are discussed in more detail in the document LUXEMBOURG.  It is of course possible that Comte Conrad married more than once.  Alternatively, it is also possible that he married only once and that all the references to his wife/wives refer to the same person, although the latter proposition would suggest that Longwy somehow passed through the Aquitaine/Poitou family which has not been verified (see a fuller discussion of this point in the document AQUITAINE DUKES).  Assuming that Ermensende was Ctss de Longwy, it has been suggested that she was the daughter of Adalbert [Graf von Metz] Duke of Upper Lotharingia (see above).  This is based on the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium which names "Albertum de Longui castro, quem…ducem", the text apparently referring to the duke of Upper Lotharingia who was killed in 1148[978].  As noted above, there is some doubt about the accuracy of this passage in the Gesta, and in any case no other reference has been found that Longwy ever belonged to the family of the Grafen von Metz.  This proposed parentage of the wife of Comte Conrad should therefore be considered as highly speculative.  m [as his first wife,] CONRAD [I] Comte [de Luxembourg], son of GISELBERT Graf von Salm, Comte [de Luxembourg] & his wife --- (-in Palestine 8 Aug 1086, bur Luxembourg Münster Abbey).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    GRAFEN in MEINFELD

 

 

The county of Meinfeld/Mayenfeld (pagus Magnacensis) was located in the area to the south of the confluence of the rivers Mosel and Rhine, east of the county of Bidgau also in Upper Lotharingia and Eifelgau in the duchy of Lower Lotharingia[979].  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Megenensium…" to King Ludwig[980].  Between the 9th and early 11th centuries, references have been found to Grafen in Mainfeld but the county appears to have been held conjointly with other counties.  In the early 12th century, the county of Virneburg (see the document FRANCONIA LOWER RHINE) emerged in part of the area of the county of Mainfeld[981]

 

 

1.         MEGINGOZ [II], son of [MEGINGOZ [I] & his wife ---] (-killed 28 Aug 892, bur Trier St Maximin).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, his unusual name suggests a close family relationship with Megingoz [I].  The Miraculæ S. Maximi record that "Megingaudo, regni huius duci" was granted the monastery of "abbate Herkenberto", St Maximin from the context, by Emperor Arnulf[982]Graf in Mainfeld: "Arnolfus…rex" donated property "in pago Meinifeld…villam Ribanache" to Kloster St Maximin at Trier naming "comes noster…Megingoz" by charter dated 23 Jan 888[983].  "Arnolfus…rex" donated property "in pago Uuormazfelda in comitatu Megingaudi…in villa Dechidestein" to Kloster Fulda on the proposal of "Pobbonis et Deotpoldi [comitum]" by charter dated 21 Jul 889[984]Regino records that "Megingaudus comes, nepos supradicti Odonis regis" was killed "892 V Kal Sep" by "Alberico in monasterio sancti Xysti quod vocatur Rotila", specifying that he was buried in "Treverim apud sanctum Maximum" and in a later passage that "Arnolfi Zvendiboldo filio" was given the honours of "Megingaudi comitis" in 892[985].  The Annales Einsidlenses record the death in 991 of "Manegold comes"[986]m as her first husband, GISELA, daughter of ---.  The Miraculi Sanctæ Waldburgis names "Gisela matrona pernobilis, uxor Burchardi, Walochonis comitis filii, quæ antea matrimonio iuncta fuerat comitis Megindaudi"[987].  She married secondly Burkhard, who later succeeded as Graf von Mayenfeld. 

 

 

1.         BURKHARD, son of WALACHO & his wife --- (-after 28 Oct 905).  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jun 903 in which among "fidelium nostrum" was listed "Purchart filius Vualahonis"[988]Graf von Mainfeld: "Wuieldrud" donated property to Münster St Martin with the consent of "senioris mariti mei…Hildiberti" by charter dated 28 Oct 905 made "in pago Meginouelt…in comitatu Burchardi comitis"[989]

 

 

1.         UDO (-after 29 Apr 964).  Wicfried Archbishop of Köln donated property “in pago Juliacense in comitatu Godefridi comitis in castello…Julicha…in pago…Bunnensi in comitatu Eremfridi comitis…in villa Brunheim…in comitatu…Udonis comitis in villa Reinsa” to the Ursulastift by charter dated 2 Aug 945, signed by “fratris eius Godefridi comitis…[990].  "Herimannis…comes" donated property "in…villæ…Eilba in Maginensi pago" to Münster St Martin for the soul of "nostræ matris Rihuuare" by charter dated 10 Jun 963, witnessed by “Vdonis comitis, Bernhardi vice comitis, Raginboldi vice comitis...[991]Graf in Mainfeld: "Volpertus..." donated “in villa...Mertilacha in marca Mertilachoro” to Köln St. Martin by charter dated 29 Apr 964 “in pago Megonouelt...in comitatu Vdoni[992]

 

 

1.         BECELIN [Biliso] (-after 3 May 1019).  [The abbot of Gorze ratified acquisitions at “Flammereshem in Wormatie” by charter dated 14 Sep 977, subscribed by “…Bozelonis comitis…[993].  It is not known whether this document refers to the later Graf in Meinfeld.]  Graf [in Moselgau]: Emperor Otto III confirmed rights in Wasserbillig "in pago…Muselgowi et in comitatu Becelini comitis" to the abbot of St Maximin by undated charter, dated to [997/1002][994]Graf in Meinfeld: Emperor Otto III donated "curtem Andernacho...in pago Meinefeld ac comitatu Becelini comitis" to Aachen St. Maria by charter dated 28 Jul 998[995].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln donated revenue from property "in villa…Remago" to Kloster Deutz by charter dated 1 Apr 1003, witnessed by "…Cristiani comitis, Herimanni advocati Diuitensis ecclesie, Bilisonis comitis…"[996].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln donated property "curtim…Antwilre", donated by "Baldericus comes et coniunx eius…Adela", to Kloster Deutz by charter dated 1 Apr 1003, witnessed by "…Cristiani comitis, Herimanni advocati Diuitensis ecclesie, Bilisonis comitis…"[997].  King Heinrich II donated "decimam ex Walecre et Goslar et Trutmannie...villas...Soron et Salmaniam [Salm] in pago Liuwa [Liège?] in comitatu--- sitas, Neroldeshausen...sitam in pago Natresgauwe in comitatu Widelonis, Horcheim insuper in pago Colingauwe et comitatu---, Kivenheim...in pago Meinuelt et comitatu Bethelini" to Aachen by charter dated 13 Aug 1005[998].  An undated charter, dated to [1004/09] or [1017/24], records the rights of Kloster St Maximin over Wasserbillich, on the advice of "ducis Henrici…advocati…Becelini comitis"[999].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln donated property "ecclesiam…in villa…Zudendorp", except for "decimarum parte" held by "nepoti meo Folcnando", to Kloster Deutz by charter dated 1 Mar 1009, witnessed by "…Cristiani comitis…Bilisonis comitis…"[1000].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln donated property "ecclesiam…in villa…Sethone…in pago…Betuam", donated by "Baldericus cum uxore Adela", to Kloster Deutz by charter dated 17 Jul 1015, witnessed by "…Cristiani comitis…Bilisonis comitis…"[1001].  Heribert Archbishop of Köln confirmed previous donations to Kloster Deutz by charter dated 3 May 1019, witnessed by "…Cristiani comitis, Herimanni defensoris eiusdem Tuitensis ecclesie, Adolfi fratris eius, Gerhardi defensoris domus, Gerhardi Iuliensis, Bilisonis comitis"[1002].  His name suggests a connection with Becelin Graf [in Bidgau], although primary source references to the latter are dated up to 1041 which suggests an unusually long career if they were the same person. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  COMTES de METZ (GRAFEN von METZ)

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von METZ (MATFRIEDE)

 

 

The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…civitatem Mettis cum abbatia S. Petri et S. Martini et comitatu Moslensi" to King Ludwig[1003].  Vanderkindere suggests that the "pagus Moslensis" was a geographical expression which covered the whole of the upper Moselle area from Rübenach, west of Koblenz, to Jussy, Ars and Cheminot upstream of Metz[1004]

 

 

 

ADALHARD [IV], son of ADALHARD [III] & his wife --- (-[2 Jan] 890).  The primary source which identifies Adalhard [IV] as the son of Adalhard [III] has not yet been identified.  However, the Catalogus abbatem Epternacensium names "Adelardus iunior comes" as [lay] abbot of Echternach in 878 until 890, suggesting that he may have had the same name as his father[1005].  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed a donation of property "in pago Muselahgeuui in comitatu Adalhardi villam…Berge" to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 24 Jul 880[1006].  Emperor Karl III granted property "in Weitereiba in comitatu Adalhardi ad Rosbach" to Kloster Fulda by charter dated 7 Apr 884[1007].  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont records the death "IV Non Jan" of "Adellardus"[1008], although it is not certain that this refers to Adalhard [IV].  Hlawitschka suggests that Adelhard [IV] married ---, [daughter of Matfried [II] & his wife ---], or daughter of Matfried's sister and that the couple were the parents of the three brothers Gebhard and Matfried Counts of Metz and Richer Bishop of Verdun[1009].] 

Possible children: 

No source has yet been found which names the parents of the following five brothers.  However, the fact that one is named Matfried suggests that they were sons of Adalhard [II] and his wife, assuming that she was the daughter of Matfried [II].  A descent from Adalhard [IV] is also suggested by the common use of the names Stefan and Gerhard in the two families.  No source has been found which indicates that all five brothers shared the same mother. 

1.         STEFAN (-after [900])Comte de Chaumont: Arnulf King of Germany granted property "in pago Calmenzgouve in comitatu Stephani in locis…Granswillari et Rosieres" to "abbati Stephano" by charter dated 19 May 891[1010].  Emperor Arnulf confirmed complaints by Arnaud Bishop of Toul against "comes Stephanus et Gerardus frater suus et Matfridus", on the intervention of "filii nostri Zuenzoboldi et Vikenindi ducis", by undated charter, marked as spurious in the compilation although there is no reason why the genealogical information should be considered inaccurate[1011]Graf von Bidgau: King Zwentibold donated property "in pago Piatahgeuue in comitatu Stefani comitis…Steinheim, Carescara, Oppilendorf, Bullendorf, Arenza, Maquila, Gladehch, Uffichine" to the canons of Echternach by charter dated 28 Oct 895[1012].  Ludwig "das Kind" King of the East Franks confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Fulda and "nobilis comes Stefan" with the consent of "germani sui Walohonis viri religiosi" by spurious charter dated 900[1013]

2.         GERHARD ([870/75][1014]-killed in battle 22 Jun 910).  The De Rebus Treverensibus sæculi VIII-X Libellus names two brothers "Gerardus et Meffridus" specifying that Gerhard married Oda, widow of King Zwentibold[1015]Regino records that in 897 "Stephanus, Odacar, Gerardus et Matfridus comites" had their honours confiscated, and the reconciliation of "Stephanus, Gerhardus et Matfridus" with King Zwentibold soon after[1016]Regino records that "Chuonradus comes" sent "filium suum Chuonradum" against "Gerardum et fratrem eius Matfridum" in 906[1017].  The Annales Laubecenses record that "Gebehardum ducem et Liutfredum" were killed in battle against the Bavarians in 910[1018]m (after 13 Aug 900) as her second husband, ODA, widow of ZWENTIBOLD King of Lotharingia [Carolingian], daughter of OTTO "des Erlauchten" Duke of Saxony & his wife Hedwig ([884][1019]-[2 Jul] after 952).  Regino records that "Gerhard comes" married "Odam uxorem Zuendiboldi regis" after killing her first husband in battle in 900[1020].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the donation of property "in pago…Hamalant in comitatu Vuigmanni" to St Moritz at Magdeburg by "nostra amita…Uota" by charter dated 30 Dec 952[1021].  Jackman speculates[1022] that she married thirdly Eberhard Graf im Oberlahngau, Pfalzgraf].  Gerhard & his wife had four children: 

a)         WICFRID (-9 Jul 953).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 2 Aug 945, relating to roperty "in pago Juliacense in comitatu Godefridi comitis", subscribed by "Wichfridi archiepiscopi…fratris eius Godefridi comitis"[1023].  Abbot of St Ursula at Köln.  Deacon 922.  Archbishop of Köln 925.  Regino records in 923 the death of “Herimannus...Coloniensis episcopus” and the appointment of “Wigfridus[1024].  Flodoard records in 953 the death of “Wicfredus Coloniensis antistes” and the ordination of “Bruno frater regis Ottonis” to whom “rex Otto” also granted “regnum Lothariense[1025].  The Continuator of Regino records the death in 953 of “Wigfridus Coloniensis ecclesiæ archiepiscopus” and the appointment of “Brun frater regis[1026].  Archchancellor 950.  The Annales Colonienses record the death in 953 of "Wicfridus archiepiscopus" and the succession of "Bruno"[1027].  The Kalendarium of Köln Cathedral records the death “VII Id Jul” of “Wifridus archiepiscopus[1028]

b)         UDA (-after 18 May 963).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 943 refers to "Gozlines…miles…ex nobilissimis regni Chlotarii ducens prosapia" (the wording implying that he was then deceased) and the donation by "uxor eius Uda et filius eius…Regingerus" to St Maximin at Trier of property "Hunzelinesdorph", subscribed by "Ogonis abbatis, Friderici, Gisilberti, Sigeberti fratrum predicti Gozlini"[1029].  "Otto…rex" confirmed a donation of property "Dauantri in pago…Hamalant in comitatu Wichmanni comitis…" inherited by "Uda nostra nepta" by charter dated 28 Aug 960[1030].  "Uda…comitissa" donated property "in pago Rizzigowi cui Egylolfus comes" to St Maximin at Trier "pro remedio…seniorique mei Gozlini necnon filiorum meorum Henrici…et Reginheri, Godefridi quoque et Adalberonis" by charter dated 18 May 963 witnessed by "Sigefrido comite, Richwino comite"[1031]m GOZLIN [Gozelon] Comte, son of WIGERICH [III] Graf im Bidgau & his wife Cunegundis --- ([before 915]-[12 Oct 942/16 Feb 943][1032] [19 Oct 942]).  

c)         daughter.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m ---, a Bavarian.

d)         GOTTFRIED ([905/10]-26 Mar after 949).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  his birth date range is estimated from the likely marriage date of his parents and the date his father died.  Property "in pago Juliacense in comitatu Godefridi comitis" is referred to in a charter dated 2 Aug 945, signed by "Wichfridi archiepiscopi…fratris eius Godefridi comitis"[1033].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the possession of Süsteren abbey for Kloster Prüm by charter dated 1 Jun 949, which names "Wicfridus episcopus…Godefridus comes…"[1034].  Graf im Jülichgau.  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont records the death "4 Kal Apr" of "Godefridus comes"[1035]m (before [934]) ERMENTRUDE, daughter of ---.  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont: lists (1) "Dumnus Gislibertus dux…Dumna Girberga, Ainricus, Haduidis…", which is followed by (2) "Gottefridus comes cum infantibus…suis, Ermentridis comitissa"[1036], and (3) "Gotefridus, Ermendrudis, Gotefridus, Gebardus, Gerardus, Adelardus, Girberga" assumed to be Gottfried, his wife, four sons and daughter[1037].  , and (4) "…Caroli imperatoris…Hludowici imperatoris, Hlotarii, Caroli, Ermentrudis"[1038], which may represent an abbreviated attempt to set out the ancestry of Ermentrude wife of Graf Gottfried.  Hlawitschka suggests[1039] that Ermentrude was Ermentrude of the Franks, daughter of Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks & his first wife Frederuna.  He appears to base this on another name list in the Liber Memorialis naming the Carolingian kings and emperors (in order) "…Caroli imperatoris…Hludowici imperatoris, Hlotarii, Caroli, Ermentrudis"[1040], suggesting that this represents an abbreviated attempt to set out the ancestry of Ermentrude wife of Graf Gottfried.  However, the connection between entries (1) to (3) and entry (4) appears to be speculation.  Gottfried & his wife had five children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED (-in Italy 964).  The Vita Adelheidis refers to the four brothers of "Gerbirg…filia ducis Godefridi", of whom "unus paterno nominee...obiit [sine] legitimæ uxoris et liberorum…alter …attavus fuit Henrici nuper defuncti imperatoris [Heinrich III]", the remaining two being ancestors of German nobles[1041].  He died of fever in Italy.  "Otto…imperator augustus" gave property in Villers-Ghislain to the abbey of St Ghislain "pro remedio…quondam…ducis nostri Godefridi" on the request of Bruno archbishop of Köln and "Richarius comes" by charter dated 2 Jun 965[1042]

ii)         GERBERGA (after 934-[995]).  The Vita Adelheidis names "Gerbirg…filia ducis Godefridi" as wife of "Megengoz"[1043].  The Memorial of "Megendaudus…Gerbirga marito" also names "Irmendrudis", recording that she was born with them, presumably indicating that she was their daughter, with the name "Adelheidis abbatissa" recorded at the end of the passage out of context[1044]m MEGINGOZ, son of --- (-14 Jan [998]). 

iii)        GEBHARD .  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont in [930s/940s] names (in order) "Gotefridus, Ermendrudis, Gotefridus, Gebardus, Gerardus, Adelardus, Girberga" assumed to be Gottfried, his wife, four sons and daughter[1045]

iv)       GERHARD ([930/35][1046]-after 963).  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont in [930s/940s] names (in order) "Gotefridus, Ermendrudis, Gotefridus, Gebardus, Gerardus, Adelardus, Girberga" assumed to be Gottfried, his wife, four sons and daughter540.  Graf von Metz 963.  The Vita Adelheidis refers to the four brothers of "Gerbirg…filia ducis Godefridi", of whom "unus paterno nominee...obiit [sine] legitimæ uxoris et liberorum…alter …attavus fuit Henrici nuper defuncti imperatoris [Heinrich III]", the remaining two being ancestors of German nobles[1047]

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v)        ADELARD .  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont in [930s/940s] names (in order) "Gotefridus, Ermendrudis, Gotefridus, Gebardus, Gerardus, Adelardus, Girberga" assumed to be Gottfried, his wife, four sons and daughter540

3.         MATFRIED (-19 Aug [930]).  The De Rebus Treverensibus sæculi VIII-X Libellus names two brothers "Gerardus et Meffridus"[1048]Regino records that in 897 "Stephanus, Odacar, Gerardus et Matfridus comites" had their honours confiscated, and the reconciliation of "Stephanus, Gerhardus et Matfridus" with King Zwentibold soon after[1049]Regino names "Richarium, fratrem Gerhardi et Mathfridi"[1050]Graf [von Metz].  Regino records that "Chuonradus comes" sent "filium suum Chuonradum" against "Gerardum et fratrem eius Matfridum" in 906[1051].  Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks restored Kloster Susteren to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names "fidelium nostrorum…Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gislebertus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus comes, Erleboldus"[1052].  A document dated 7 Nov 921 recording a meeting between Charles III "le Simple" King of France and Heinrich I King of Germany names "Matfredus, Erkengerus, Hagano, Boso, Waltherus, Isaac, Ragenberus, Theodricus, Adalardus, Adelelmus" as representatives of the former[1053].  "Bernacrus…et uxor mea Eva necnon et filia nostra Albuera" donated property "Radinga in pago Metensi in comitatu Matfridi" to St Maximin, supported by "Giselbertum comitem…atque abbatis", by charter dated 926[1054].  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont records the death "XIV Kal Sep" of "Matfridus"[1055]m LANTSIND, daughter of RADALD & his wife Rotrud --- (-7 Mar ----).  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont names "Domini Dadoni episcopi cum genitore Radaldo et matri Rotrude sororibusque Uuilburch et Lantsint cum fratre Adelberto et filiis suis"[1056].  Her marriage is confirmed by Flodoard naming "Bernuino, Dadonis episcopi nepoti"[1057], Bishop Dado being Lantsind's brother and Bernuin her son, combined with the Vita of Johannes von Gorze which names "[Adelbert] cum fratris Bernuini Virdunensis episcopi"[1058].  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont records the death "Non Mar" of "Lantsquent"[1059].  Matfried & his wife had three children: 

a)         ADALBERT (-killed in battle 27 Jan or 10 Feb 944).  The Vita of Johannes von Gorze names "[Adelbert] cum fratris Bernuini Virdunensis episcopi"[1060]Regino records that "Adalbertus comes filius Matfridi" was killed in 944 by "Uodone"[1061]Graf [von Metz].  m as her first husband, LIUTGARDE, daughter of WIGERICH [III] Graf im Bidgau & his wife Cunegundis --- (-after 4 Aug 960).  "Liutgardis" donated property "in comitatu Nithegowe cui Godefridus comes" inherited from "parentibus meis Wigerico et Cunegunda" to St Maximin at Trier "pro remedio…parentum meorum, seniorum quoque meorum Alberti et Everhardi vel filiorum meorum" by charter dated 8 Apr 960[1062].  A more precise indication of the parentage of Liutgarde's two husbands has not yet been identified.  She married secondly [Eberhard [IV] Graf im Nordgau] [Egisheim].  Eberhard [IV] Graf im Nordgau is shown as Liutgarde's second husband in Poull[1063] and Europäische Stammtafeln[1064].  Rösch[1065] is more cautious, referring to Liutgarde's second husband as "Eberhard" without citing his origin.  Wegener[1066] assumes that the wording of the 960 charter means that "Alberti et Everhardi" were Liutgard's successive husbands and that both were deceased at the date of the charter, although this is not necessarily the only interpretation of the text.  He argues that Liutgarde's second husband could not therefore have been Eberhard [IV] Graf im Nordgau, who died in [972/73], and suggests that "Eberhard" was Eberhard Duke of Bavaria [Liutpoldinger].  However, as the last reference to Duke Eberhard is in 938, this would mean that he was Luitgarde's first husband, which appears unlikely if the order of the names of her two husbands in the charter was chronological.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines provides some interesting corroboration for Liutgarde's marriage to Graf Eberhard [IV] by recording "comes Hugo de Daburg, pater sancti Leonis pape" as "consobrinus" of "imperator Conradus"[1067].  If Liutgarde's two marriages were as shown here, Hugo [IX] Graf von Egisheim was second cousin once removed of Emperor Konrad, the emperor being the great-grandson of Liutgarde by her first marriage, and Hugo her grandson by her first marriage.  Adalbert & his wife had two children: 

i)          MATFRIED (before 944-).  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "Mefridus, patruus prefatorum dominorum" (referring to "comitis Eberhardi sive comitis Hugonis vel istorum fratrum Gerhardi et Maffridi") in relation to a donation he made to Metz St Etienne[1068].  These four brothers were the sons of Hugo [V] "Raucus" Graf im Nordgau [Egisheim], who was the son of Luitgarde [Wigeriche] and her second husband Eberhard Graf im Nordgau.  The relationship "patruus" referred to above is therefore consistent with Matfried having been paternal uncle of the brothers, uterine half-brother of their father.  No other primary source which confirms his parentage has yet been identified.  960.  m ---, [relative of Wicfrid Bishop of Verdun]. 

ii)         [LIUTGARDE .  Thierry Stasser suggests that the wife of Robert [I] Comte de Namur may have been [Liutgarde], daughter of Adalbert Graf [von Metz], emphasising that this purely speculative based only on onomastics[1069]m ROBERT [I] Comte de Namur, son of ---.]   

b)         BERNOIN (-939).  The Vita of Johannes von Gorze names "[Adelbert] cum fratris Bernuini Virdunensis episcopi"[1070].  Flodoard names "Bernuino, Dadonis episcopi nepoti"[1071], referring to Bernoin's maternal uncle as explained above.  Bishop of Verdun 928.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 920 of “Dado episcopus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Bernoynus[1072].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 941 of “Bernoinus episcopus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Berengarius Ottonis imperatoris consanguineus[1073]

c)         daughter .  The Vita of Johannes von Gorze names "cognatus ipsius [Adalberti]…Lantberti, nam eius sororem habebat"[1074]m LAMBERT, son of ---. 

4.         RICHER (-23 Jul 945, bur Liège Saint-Pierre).  Abbot of Prüm [892]: Regino records the death in 892 of “Farabertus abba Prumensis cœnobii” and the election of "Richarium, fratrem Gerhardi et Mathfridi" as his successor[1075]Bishop of Liège [920].  The Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensis records that “Richario” was appointed bishop of Liège in succession to Stefan[1076].  Sigebert's Chronica records in 921 that, after the death of "Stephano Leodicensium episcopo", “Richarius” was ordained bishop “a Karolo per auctoritatem papæ Romani”, rejecting “Hilduino qui pecunia data duci Gisleberto ambiebat ab eo sibi dari episcopatum[1077].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the succession of “Richarius...abbas Prumiensis et Stabulensis a rege Francorum Karolo Simplico electus per auctoritatem pape Iohannis...decimi[1078].  The Annales Lobienses record the death in 920 of "Stephanus episcopus Leodicensium" and the dispute between "Hilduinum et Richarium" over which should succeed, Hilduin being supported by "Gisleberti ducis" and Richer by "Karolus" as well as the Pope, and record the election of "Richarius" in 922[1079].  The Annales Stabulenses record the death in 945 of "Richeri episcopi"[1080].  The Annales Lobienses record the death in 945 of "Richarius Leodicensium episcopus" and the succession of "Uhogo"[1081].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the death “X Kal Aug” 945 of “Richarius” after holding office for 24 years and his burial “in ecclesia sancti Petri[1082].  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont records the death "X Kal Aug" of "Richerus episcopus"[1083]

5.         WALACHO (-after [900]).  Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Fulda and "nobilis comes Stefan" with the consent of "germani sui Walohonis viri religiosi" by spurious charter dated 900[1084]

 

 

GERHARD, son of GOTTFRIED Graf im Jülichgau & his wife Ermentrude of the Franks ([930/35]-after 963).  The Liber Memorialis of Remiremont in [930s/940s] names (in order) "Gotefridus, Ermendrudis, Gotefridus, Gebardus, Gerardus, Adelardus, Girberga" assumed to be Gottffried, his wife, four sons and daughter[1085]Graf von Metz 963.  The Vita Adelheidis refers to the four brothers of "Gerbirg…filia ducis Godefridi", of whom "unus paterno nominee...obiit [sine] legitimæ uxoris et liberorum…alter …attavus fuit Henrici nuper defuncti imperatoris [Heinrich III]", the remaining two being ancestors of German nobles[1086]

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

Gerhard & his wife had [two possible children]: 

1.         [RICHARD ([950/55][1087]-after 986).  Graf [von Metz].  982.  Nephew of Wicfrid Bishop of Verdun, although the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified, nor the precise nature of the relationship.  "Varneri comitis, Richardi comitis…" witnessed the charter dated 986 under which Gérard Bishop of Toul donated the church of Andelier to the abbey of Saint-Mansuy[1088].] 

2.         [GERHARD .  No proof has been found of the paternity of Richard and his brother Gerhard.  However, the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines provides some interesting support for the affiliation shown here by recording "comes Hugo de Daburg, pater sancti Leonis pape" as "consobrinus" of "imperator Conradus"[1089].  If Liutgarde, supposed paternal grandmother of Richard and Gerhard, married twice as shown above, Hugo [VI] Graf von Egisheim would have been second cousin once removed of Emperor Konrad, the emperor being the great-grandson of Liutgarde by her first marriage, Hugo being her grandson by her first marriage.  Either Richard or Gerhard was father of, although the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified:

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Children either of RICHARD Graf von Metz (-after 982), or his brother GERHARD:

1.         GERHARD (-[1021/33])Herimannus names "Gerhardum comitem, Counradi postea imperatoris avunculum" when recording his defeat in 1017 by "Godefridus dux partis Lotharingorum"[1090].  Wipo names "Adalheida ex nobilissima gente Litharingorum oriunda…soror…comitem Gerhardi et Adalberti" and mother of "maioris Chuononis", specifying that the brothers were "de antiquo genere Troianorum regem"[1091]Graf [von Metz] 1006.  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the properties of the convent of St Vanne at Verdun, among which that donated by "Gerardi comitis…[et] Rodulfi filii Rodulfi comitis…[et] comes Gotdefridus…et Herimannus comes in comitatu Bracbantinse…[et] frater eius dux Godefridus", and donated "Mosomum" on the petition of "Herimanni comitis" by charter dated 1015[1092].  "Comes Gerardus" donated property to the monastery of Fruttuaria, at the request of "conjuge Eva" for the soul of "filii sui Sigifredi defuncti", by charter dated 1020, witnessed by "Girardi, Giselberti, Folmarii comitum…"[1093]m EVA [de Luxembourg], daughter of SIEGFRIED Comte [de Luxembourg] & his wife Hedwig --- (-19 Apr after 18 Jun 1040).  "Comes Gerardus" donated property to the monastery of Fruttuaria, at the request of "conjuge Eva" for the soul of "filii sui Sigifredi defuncti", by charter dated 1020, witnessed by "Girardi, Giselberti, Folmarii comitum…"[1094].  Her parentage is deduced from Thietmar naming her son Siegfried, son of Count Gerhard, "the empress's nephew"[1095].  This is confirmed by "Henricus…rex" granting property "in villa Morlinga in pago Musiligeauue in comitatu Uirad" to "Abenze…ex parte sue sororis contectalis Heinrici imperatoris" by charter dated 18 Jun 1040[1096].  Gerhard &  his wife had [two] children: 

a)         SIEGFRIED (-[27 Aug 1017/3 Feb 1020]).  Thietmar names Siegfried, son of Count Gerhard, specifying that he was the empress's nephew and recording that he was captured when his father met Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia for "a judicial duel" 27 Aug 1017[1097].  "Comes Gerardus" donated property to the monastery of Fruttuaria, at the request of "conjuge Eva" for the soul of "filii sui Sigifredi defuncti", by charter dated 1020, witnessed by "Girardi, Giselberti, Folmarii comitum…"[1098]

b)         [BERSCINDA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Remiremont [1030/1040].] 

2.         ADALBERT (-(-[1 Feb/30 Jun] 1037 or after, bur Bourzonville Monastery).  Wipo names "Adalheida ex nobilissima gente Litharingorum oriunda…soror…comitem Gerhardi et Adalberti" and mother of "maioris Chuononis"[1099]Graf von Metz

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3.         ADELHEID ([975][1100]-19 May [1039/46], bur Öhningen Stiftskirche).  Wipo names "Adalheida ex nobilissima gente Litharingorum oriunda…soror…comitem Gerhardi et Adalberti" and mother of "maioris Chuononis"[1101].  Her second marriage is suggested by the Vita Meinwerci which names "Gebehardus iuvenis, frater imperatoris" when recording his tonsure at the synod in 1028[1102], Gerhard not being named elsewhere as the full brother of Emperor Konrad I.  m firstly HEINRICH Graf im Wormsgau, son of OTTO Duke of Carinthia, Graf im Nahe-, Speier-, und Wormsgau [Salier] & his wife Judith --- (-[20 Sep 989/1000]).  m secondly ---.  The name of Adelheid's second husband is not known.  Adelheid & her second husband had [three] children:

a)         GEBHARD ([after 1000]-1060).  The Vita Meinwerci names "Gebehardus iuvenis, frater imperatoris" when recording his tonsure at the synod in 1028[1103]Herimannus names "Gebehardus, Counradi imperatoris ex matre Adalheide frater" when recording his installation as Bishop of Regensburg in 1036[1104].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "in loco…Ramprehtestetin/Ramarsstetin…in marchia et in comitatu Arnoldi marchionis" to "Adalrammo fideli nostro" by charter dated 1 Oct 1043 on the petition of "Gebehardi episcopi patrui nostri"[1105]

b)         [ROTHILD ([after 1000]-2 Dec ----).  The death of "Chrothildis Ottonis III filia, Conradi imperatoris soror, avia mea" is recorded "IV Non Dec" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[1106].  While Rothild could clearly not have been the daughter of Emperor Otto III, it would be chronologically plausible if she was the uterine half-sister of Emperor Konrad II.  If she had been the emperor's full sister there would no doubt have been more than this single reference to her existence.  m ---.  The name of Rothild's husband is not known.]  Rothild & her husband had one child: 

i)          DADA "de Monte Walcherii" (-17 Oct ----).  The death of "Dada de monte Walcherii, mater mea, Crothildis filia" is recorded "XVI Kal Nov" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[1107]m RAINER --- (-27 Jul ----).  The death of "Raynerus, pater meus" is recorded "VI Kal Aug" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[1108].  Rainer & his wife had four children: 

(a)       FRIEDRICH (-11 Feb before [1140]).  The death of "Fredericus laycus, frater meus" is recorded "III Idus Feb" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[1109]

(b)       GERHARD (-16 Oct before [1140]).  The death of "Gerardus laycus, frater meus" is recorded "XVII Kal Nov" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[1110]

(c)       RAINER (-11 Dec before [1140]).  The death of "Raynerus iunior, frater meus" is recorded "III Id Dec" in the Necrologium included in the Chronicon Hugonis[1111]

(d)       HUGO (Verdun 1065-[1140][1112]).  Monk at Verdun and at the abbey of Flavigny, he was the author of the Chronicon Hugonis

c)         [---.  m ---.] 

i)          LIETARD .  "Lietardus, imperatoris Conradi nepos et consanguineus" is named in the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium, when recording that he became a monk at Verdun under Frederic of Lotharingia "Bailodium [=Baileu] tradens"[1113].  This must have occurred before 1022, the date of Frederic's death.  It is not known how Lietard was related to Emperor Konrad, but the most likely possibility is that one his parents was the emperor's uterine brother or sister.  This is further supported by the reference to Verdun, where the son of his supposed first cousin was also a monk.  The name Lietard suggests a family connection with the Comtes de Huy (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY). 

 

 

ADALBERT, son of [RICHARD Graf von Metz or GERARD Graf von Metz] & his wife --- (-[1 Feb/30 Jun] 1037 or after, bur Bourzonville Monastery).  Wipo names "Adalheida ex nobilissima gente Litharingorum oriunda…soror…comitem Gerhardi et Adalberti" and mother of "maioris Chuononis"[1114]Graf von Metz.  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Albertus comes Mettensis" of "villam Vulferei", recording that after his death "Girardus dux filius eius" cancelled the donation, undated but listed among records of other donations in the late 1020s[1115].  "Adelbertus dux et marchio Lotoringie et Iuditta uxor mea ducissa et marchionissa" donated property "villam nostram Mamendorf" to the abbey of St Matthew by charter dated 12 Jun 1037[1116].  The testament dated 1037 of "Adalbero…prepositus S Paulini Treuerensis" is witnessed by "Adelberti avunculi nostri marchionis et ducis Lothoringie et Iuditte amicte nostre uxoris sue"[1117]

m JUDITH, daughter of --- (-27 Jul [1037/38], bur Bourzonville/Busendorf).  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names "Adalbertus comes marchio et uxor sua Iuditha" as parents of Gerhard, noting that they were both buried in the monastery and in a later passage noting their joint donation dated "1033 pridie Kal Feb"[1118].  "Iuta marchionissa Litoringie" donated property "villam nostram Mamendorf" to the abbey of St Matthew by charter dated 1030[1119].  "Adelbertus dux et marchio Lotoringie et Iuditta uxor mea ducissa et marchionissa" donated property "villam nostram Mamendorf" to the abbey of St Matthew by charter dated 12 Jun 1037[1120].  The testament dated 1037 of "Adalbero…prepositus S Paulini Treuerensis" is witnessed by "Adelberti avunculi nostri marchionis et ducis Lothoringie et Iuditte amicte nostre uxoris sue"[1121].  It is not clear from the document whether it was Judith or her husband who was the blood relation of Adalbero.  "Avunculus" suggests that Adalbert was Adalbero's maternal uncle.  This cannot be correct as Adalbert's brother Gerhard is recorded as having married Siegfried's daughter Eva, who would in that case have been his niece.  It appears more likely, therefore, that the relationship was with Judith.  "Amita" suggests that Judith was Adalbero´s paternal aunt.  However, Siegfried´s birth is estimated to [930/40].  The precise relationship between Judith and Siegfried cannot be ascertained. 

Graf Adalbert & his wife had one child: 

1.         GERHARD (-1045, bur Bourzonville Monastery).  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names "Gerhardus comes marchio filius [Adalbertus comes marchio et uxor sua Iuditha] cum uxore sua Gisela", noting that they were both buried in the monastery[1122].  Graf.  "Gerardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the souls of "patris mei Adalberti et avunculi mei Gerardi" by charter dated 30 Jun 1033[1123].  Gérard Comte d'Alsace settled a dispute with the abbess of Remiremont for the souls of "Adelbert et Juditte ses père et mère" by charter, now lost, dated May 1038[1124]m GISELA, daughter of --- (-bur Bourzonville Monastery).  "Gerardus…Lothariensium dux" donated property to Echternach abbey by charter dated 11 Apr 1067 which names "uxoris mea Hadvidis filiique nostre Theoderici…patris mei Gerhardi matrisque meæ Gislæ"[1125].  Graf Gerhard & his wife had eleven children: 

a)         ADALBERT [Albert] (-killed in battle near Thuin 11 Nov 1048).  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1126].  Emperor Heinrich III appointed him as ADALBERT Duke of Upper Lotharingia in early 1047, after confiscating the duchy from Godefroi II "le Barbu" Duke of Upper Lotharingia.  [Comte de Longwy.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Albertum de Longui castro, quem…ducem", the text appearing to refer to the duke of Upper Lotharingia[1127].  No other record has been found of Longwy being in the possession of the family of the Grafen von Metz.  Szabolcs de Vajay suggests that the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium incorrectly attributes Longwy to Duke Adalbert, confusing him with Albert [II] Graf von Dachsburg, first husband of Ermensende de Luxembourg who is later recorded as heiress of Longwy[1128].]  Duke Adalbert was killed fighting the forces of ex-Duke Godefroi.  No indication has been found of the name of Duke Adalbert's wife, assuming that he was married at all.  Szabolcs de Vajay[1129] has confirmed the incorrectness of his earlier proposition that Duke Adalbert's wife was Clémence de Foix, and that the Duke was the father of Etiennette (wife of Guillaume Comte de Bourgogne) and Clémence (wife of Conrad Comte de Luxembourg).  The Kalendarium Sanctæ Mariæ Virdunensis records the death "III Id Nov" of "fuit prœlium ducis Alberti"[1130]m ---.  The name of Adalbert's wife is not known.  Adalbert & his wife had [one possible child]: 

i)          [ERMENSENDE .  [Ctss de Longwy.]  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissa de Longui et de Castris Ermensendis" as wife of "Conrado comiti de Luscelenburch"[1131].  Ermensende de Luxembourg, daughter of Conrad [I] Comte [de Luxembourg], was later recorded as heiress of Longwy, which suggests an element of factual accuracy in this passage of Alberic.  However, there are two other difficulties with the text.  Firstly, "Castris" is normally the Latin name used for Bliescastel (see above in the present document) but no connection has been identified between Ermensende’s ancestors and the family of the Grafen von Bliescastel, although her daughter’s husband was Graf von Bliescastel: maybe Ermensende was the heiress of Bliescastel which she passed to her daughter.  Secondly, considerable confusion concerning the identity of the wife or wives of Comte Conrad is introduced by other primary sources, which on the one hand indicate that she was related to the family of the Dukes of Aquitaine/Comtes de Poitou, and on the other record that her name was Clémence (who in addition is named in a charter as the mother of Comte Conrad´s daughter Ermensende).  The possible identities of the wife/wives of Comte Conrad are discussed in more detail in the document LUXEMBOURG.  It is of course possible that Comte Conrad married more than once.  Alternatively, it is also possible that he married only once and that all the references to his wife/wives refer to the same person, although the latter proposition would suggest that Longwy somehow passed through the Aquitaine/Poitou family which has not been verified (see a fuller discussion of this point in the document AQUITAINE DUKES).  Assuming that Ermensende was Ctss de Longwy, it has been suggested that she was the daughter of Adalbert [Graf von Metz] Duke of Upper Lotharingia (see above).  This is based on the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium which names "Albertum de Longui castro, quem…ducem", the text apparently referring to the duke of Upper Lotharingia who was killed in 1148[1132].  As noted above, there is some doubt about the accuracy of this passage in the Gesta, and in any case no other reference has been found that Longwy ever belonged to the family of the Grafen von Metz.  This proposed parentage of the wife of Comte Conrad should therefore be considered as highly speculative.  m [as his first wife,] CONRAD [I] Comte [de Luxembourg], son of GISELBERT Graf von Salm, Comte de Luxembourg & his wife --- (-in Palestine 8 Aug 1086, bur Luxembourg Münster Abbey).] 

b)         GERHARD (-Remiremont [14 Apr] or 11 Aug [1070]).  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1133].  In an earlier passage, the same source names "Odelrico comite et Gerhardo duce" as sons and successors of "Gerhardus comes marchio [et] cum uxore sua Gisela"[1134]Graf von Metz.  Emperor Heinrich III appointed him as GERARD Duke of Upper Lotharingia after his brother was killed in battle in Nov 1048.   

-        DUKES of LORRAINE

c)         KONRAD .  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1135]

d)         ADALBERO .  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1136]

e)         BEATRIX .  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1137].  Nun at Remiremont. 

f)          ODELRICH (-1065 or after, bur Bourzonville Monastery).  A letter of Rodulfi Abbatis quotes a charter of "Adelbero…Metensis episcopus" dated 1065 which is signed by "domnus Theodericus nepos eius, domnus Gervoldus archidiaconus, domnus Odelricus frater ducis Gerardi…"[1138].  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names "Odelrico comite et Gerhardo duce" as sons and successors of "Gerhardus comes marchio [et] cum uxore sua Gisela"[1139].  Odelrich is not included in the list of the ten other children of Gerhard and Gisela included in another passage of the same source[1140].  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names "filiis [Gisila…et Gerhardo duce] Odelrico", recording that he was buried with his parents[1141]

g)         CUONO . The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1142].  Hlawitschka suggests that those named after Beatrix were more distant relations[1143].   

h)         ODA .  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1144].  Hlawitschka suggests that those named after Beatrix were more distant relations[1145].  Abbess of Remiremont 1048-1070.

i)          AZELINUS .  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1146].  Hlawitschka suggests that those named after Beatrix were more distant relations[1147]

j)          IDA .  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1148].  Hlawitschka suggests that those named after Beatrix were more distant relations[1149]

k)         ADELHEID .  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ names (in order) "Adalbertus, Gerhardus, Cuonradus, Adalbero, Beatrix, Cuono, Huoda abbatissa, Azelinus, Ida, Adeleth" as children of "Gerhardus comes [et] Gisela"[1150].  Hlawitschka suggests that those named after Beatrix were more distant relations[1151]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von METZ (FOLMAR)

 

 

FOLMAR [VII] de Metz, son of FOLMAR [VI] Comte de Metz & his wife Suanehilde --- (-25 Jun 1111, bur Lixheim).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Metz, Huneburg et Lunéville.  He founded Lixheim in 1107. 

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

Graf Folmar [VII] & his wife had three children: 

1.         FOLMAR [VIII] (-1145, bur Beaupré)Graf von Metz et de Homburg.  “Folmaro comite eiusdem loci advocato, Gomaro subadvocato...” subscribed the charter dated 1121 under which Etienne Bishop of Metz confirmed the property of Longueville abbey[1152].  "…Comes Folmarus, Hugonellus heres et filius meus" subscribed the charter dated 1128 under which "Comes Rainaldus" restored property at Maidières to Liège Saint-Lambert on the advice of "fratris nostri Stephani Metensi episcopi"[1153].  He founded the abbey of Beaupré in 1135.  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Beaupré “III Kal Mar” 1135 by Folmarus comes Metensis...conjux eius femina felicis memoriæ comitissa Mathildis sed et filii eorum Folmarus et Hugo necnon et filiæ Clementia, Agnes et Adeleidis[1154]m MECHTILD de Dagsburg, daughter of ALBERT [I] [de Moha] Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg & his second wife Ermensende de Luxembourg.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Beaupré “III Kal Mar” 1135 by Folmarus comes Metensis...conjux eius femina felicis memoriæ comitissa Mathildis sed et filii eorum Folmarus et Hugo necnon et filiæ Clementia, Agnes et Adeleidis[1155]Folmarus comes de Castello et comitissa Mathildis mater uxoris meæ” founded Beaupré by charter dated 1161[1156].  Graf Folmar [VIII] & his wife had six children: 

a)         HUGO (-1159 or after).  "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis" confirmed the prior donation of property to the church of Verdun Saint-Vanne by "senioris mei comitis Alberti" by charter dated to [1124], subscribed by "domni mei Godefridi comitis et filii mei Henrici comitis, Hugonis filii Folmari comitis, Everardi filii Aiulfi comitis"[1157].  "…Comes Folmarus, Hugonellus heres et filius meus" subscribed the charter dated 1128 under which "Comes Rainaldus" restored property at Maidières to Liège Saint-Lambert on the advice of "fratris nostri Stephani Metensi episcopi"[1158].  Graf von Homburg 1147.  Graf von Metz 1157.  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Beaupré “III Kal Mar” 1135 by Folmarus comes Metensis...conjux eius femina felicis memoriæ comitissa Mathildis sed et filii eorum Folmarus et Hugo necnon et filiæ Clementia, Agnes et Adeleidis[1159]

b)         FOLMAR [IX] (-1171 or after).  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Beaupré “III Kal Mar” 1135 by Folmarus comes Metensis...conjux eius femina felicis memoriæ comitissa Mathildis sed et filii eorum Folmarus et Hugo necnon et filiæ Clementia, Agnes et Adeleidis[1160]Graf von Lunéville 1160. 

c)         ALBERT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   1147. 

d)         CLEMENTIA .  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Beaupré “III Kal Mar” 1135 by Folmarus comes Metensis...conjux eius femina felicis memoriæ comitissa Mathildis sed et filii eorum Folmarus et Hugo necnon et filiæ Clementia, Agnes et Adeleidis[1161]Folmarus…comes de Castel…et uxor mea Clementia” made declarations relating to Gorze Abbey by charter dated to [1152/60][1162].  “Folmarus comes de Castello et comitissa Mathildis mater uxoris meæ” founded Beaupré by charter dated 1161[1163]m her second cousin, FOLMAR [I] Graf von Bliescastel, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Bliescastel & his wife ---. 

e)         AGNES (-before 1180).  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Beaupré “III Kal Mar” 1135 by Folmarus comes Metensis...conjux eius femina felicis memoriæ comitissa Mathildis sed et filii eorum Folmarus et Hugo necnon et filiæ Clementia, Agnes et Adeleidis[1164]Heiress of Longwy.  m LUDWIG [I] Graf von Looz und Rieneck Stadtgraf von Mainz, son of ARNAUD [II] Comte de Looz, Graf von Rieneck & his wife [Aleide ---] (-11 Aug 1171). 

f)          ADELHEID (-after 1157).  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Beaupré “III Kal Mar” 1135 by Folmarus comes Metensis...conjux eius femina felicis memoriæ comitissa Mathildis sed et filii eorum Folmarus et Hugo necnon et filiæ Clementia, Agnes et Adeleidis[1165]

2.         HUGUES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1101. 

3.         THEOGAR (-1120).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Metz 1117, installed 1118. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  GRAFEN im NIEDGAU

 

 

The county of Niedgau, whose name derives from the river Nied a tributary of the river Sarre, lay south and west of the county of Lower Saargau, east of the counties of Metz and Rizzigau, and north of Saulnois[1166].  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Nitachowa…" to King Ludwig[1167].  In the late 10th century, properties in Niedgau are recorded in the county of Siegfried Comte [de Luxembourg][1168].  Adalbert Comte de Metz founded the abbey of Bouzonville in the county of Nitagau[1169].  The Notitiæ Fundationis Monasterii Bosonis-Villæ records that "Adalbertus comes [Comte de Metz] marchio et uxor sua Iuditha" founded the monastery of Bouzonville in the county of Niedgau in 1033[1170], and it appears that the county remained with their descendants the dukes of Lorraine. 

 

 

[Three] siblings: 

1.         HATTO (-after 19 Jan 882)Graf im Niedgau.  "Hatto comes" donated property adjacent to that of "Luitfredus comes nepos meus" to "monasterio Blidenstat…in pago Nithegowe in villa Wilena" by charter dated 13 Nov 849[1171].  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[1172].  "Hludovicus rex" donated property "ex fisco nostro Wisibad in pago Cunigeshundra in villa…Nordinstat in comitatu Hattonis comitis" to Kloster Bleidenstatt by charter dated 19 Jan 882[1173]

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

a)         LIUTFRIED (-after [874]).  "Hatto comes" donated property adjacent to that of "Luitfredus comes nepos meus" to "monasterio Blidenstat…in pago Nithegowe in villa Wilena" by charter dated 13 Nov 849[1174]Graf im Niedgau.  A charter dated to [874] records a donation of property "in Francia in pago Nitichevve in comitatu Liutfridi in villa…Hurnovva"[1175]

3.         WALTRUD .  A summary of donations to Kloster Bleidenstatt includes the donation by "Hatto comes et soror eius Waltrud" of property "in Biburc", undated[1176]

 

 

1.         LIETARD [II] (-after 911)Graf im Niedgau.  The monastery of St Maximin exchanged property "in pago Nedinse in comitatu Liutardi in loco…Burmeringas" for property "in pago Bedinse in comitatu Widrici…villa…Eslingis" with Rorich (vassal of Trier) by charter dated 1 Jan 909[1177].  Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks granted property "Lestorphem…in pago Indensi [Nidensi]" to the church of Cambrai, with the consent of "Letardo…eiusdem pagi…comite", by charter dated 911[1178]

 

 

1.         EBERHARD (-before 965).  m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 18 Oct 965 under which her daughter "Rigalind" donated property "hereditatis mee in pago Nithagowe in comitatu eiusdem Burcardi" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "parentum meorum Eburhardi et Mathildis", with the consent of "fratris mei Burcardi"[1179].  Eberhard & his wife had three children: 

a)         BURKHARD (-after 18 Oct 965).  Graf im Niedgau.  "Rigalind" donated property "hereditatis mee in pago Nithagowe in comitatu eiusdem Burcardi" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "parentum meorum Eburhardi et Mathildis", with the consent of "fratris mei Burcardi", by charter dated 18 Oct 965, signed by "Rigalindis, Burcardi comitis, Eburhardi fratris eius…"[1180]

b)         EBERHARD (-after 18 Oct 965).  "Rigalind" donated property "hereditatis mee in pago Nithagowe in comitatu eiusdem Burcardi" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "parentum meorum Eburhardi et Mathildis", with the consent of "fratris mei Burcardi", by charter dated 18 Oct 965, signed by "Rigalindis, Burcardi comitis, Eburhardi fratris eius…"[1181]

c)         REGELIND (-after 18 Oct 965).  "Rigalind" donated property "hereditatis mee in pago Nithagowe in comitatu eiusdem Burcardi" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, for the souls of "parentum meorum Eburhardi et Mathildis", with the consent of "fratris mei Burcardi", by charter dated 18 Oct 965, signed by "Rigalindis, Burcardi comitis, Eburhardi fratris eius…"[1182]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  COMTES d'ORNOIS

 

 

The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Odornense, quod Bernardus habuit…" to King Ludwig[1183], and "…comitatum…Tullense aliud Odornense, quod Tetmarus habuit…" to King Charles[1184].  The latter appears to refer to the county of Toul, but the former was probably a separate county.  Vanderkindere suggests several different areas where this county may have been located: along the river Ornain (tributary of the Marne) either in the doyennés of Ligy and Dammarie ("upper" Ornois) or the doyennés of Gondrecourt and Reynel ("lower" Ornois); on the western border of Upper Lotharingia between the Perthois (in France) and the Soulossois; to the north of Verdun along the river Orne, a tributary of the Moselle[1185].  Judging by the other territories which were assigned to King Ludwig under the 870 agreement, it is more likely that Ornois ruled by Bernard was in the eastern part of what was later the duchy of Upper Lotharingia. 

 

 

1.         BERNARD (-after 8 Aug 870).  Comte d'Ornois.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Odornense, quod Bernardus habuit…" to King Ludwig[1186]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13.  GRAFEN von SAARBRÜCKEN

 

 

The county of Lower Saargau included Saarbrücken, Saarlouis and Saarburg.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Sarachowa subterior…" to King Ludwig[1187].  The county of Lower Saargau was also referred to as comitatus Waldervinga in the 10th century, and was part of the pagus Rezcensis [Rizzigau] which lay along the Mosel valley from Thionville to Sierck[1188].  After the death of Comte Egilolf, Siegfried Comte [de Luxembourg] is recorded with properties in Rizzigau.  Emperor Otto III granted the castle of Saarbrücken and its dependencies Völklingen, Quierscheidt and Wehrden to the bishop of Metz by charter dated 14 Apr 999[1189].  However, the Luxembourg family of Siegfried continued to retain interests in the Lower Saargau, as demonstrated by the testament dated 12 Nov 1036 of "Adalbero…prepositus S Paulini Treuerensis", son of Siegfried, who is called in this document "dominus de Ruscheio, de Serico, de Sarburch et de Berincastel"[1190].  The castle of Saarbrücken ("castellum Sarebrucca…in pago Sargowe") was confirmed once more in the hands of the church of Metz by Heinrich IV King of Germany by charter dated 3 Apr 1065[1191].  By 1080, the county of Saarbrücken was held by Count Sigebert [I], whose ancestry is not known. 

 

 

 

A.      EARLY GRAFEN in SAARBRÜCKEN

 

 

1.         EGILOLF (-after 963)Graf von Rizzigau: "Thiedo" donated property "Dalahem…in Rezcensi pago in comitatu Walderuingen cui Egilolfus comes preesse viditur" to St Maximin for the soul of "patris mei Humberti" by charter dated 962[1192].  "Uda…comitissa" donated property "in pago Rizzigowi cui Egylolfus comes" to St Maximin at Trier "pro remedio…seniorique mei Gozlini necnon filiorum meorum Henrici…et Reginheri, Godefridi quoque et Adalberonis" by charter dated 18 May 963 witnessed by "Sigefrido comite, Richwino comite"[1193].  Vanderkindere suggests that Egilolf may have been the father of Comte Siegfried, who is recorded with properties in Rizzigau, or of his wife[1194]

 

2.         ODACRE [III] (-after 991)Graf in Saarbrücken.  "Sigericus cum coniuge mea Betta" founded the abbey of Vergaville "in comitatu Saraburg ubi…Odacher…præesse, in villa Widirgo Deldorf", including donations of property "in comitatu Dextroch ubi Teodebertus præsidet…in comitatu Mortisna ubi Regimboldus præest…", with the consent of "filio nostro Deoderico", by charter dated 966, signed by "Sigerici comitis, Dominæ Bettæ, Odachri comitis…Theotberti comitis…" and sworn by "Lambertus filius ipsorum…ad vicem Cancellarii"[1195].  "Odacker" donated property "in pago Salnensi in comitatu Hosonis ad Destrardo" the abbey of Longeville by charter dated 991, signed by "comitis Odakri, comitis Ymmonis…"[1196]same person as…?  ODACREm (before 959) as her second husband, HILDEGONDE, widow of WALFRID, daughter of RAOUL Comte [d´Ivois] & his wife Eva --- (-12 Aug ----).  Hildegonde donated property "le prieuré d'Amel, dans le voisinage de Joudreville" to Saint-Arnoul de Metz in memory of her late son Rodolphe by charter dated 959 which names her husband Comte Odacre[1197]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN im SAARGAU, GRAFEN von SAARBRÜCKEN

 

 

1.         SIGEBERT [I] (-1105 or after).  Heinrich IV King of Germany granted "villam…Wategozingen…in pago Saregowe et in comitatu eiusdem Sigeberti" to "nostro fideli Sigeberto" by charter dated 1080[1198].  1105.  Graf im Saargaum ---.  The name of Sigebert's wife is not known.  Graf Sigebert [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         SIGEBERT [II] (-1130 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Elsass.  Graf von Hohenburg.  Vogt von Rosheim. 

-        GRAFEN von WERD, GRAFEN von RIXINGEN[1199]

b)         FRIEDRICH [I] (-before 1135).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Saarbrücken.  "Willelmus comes de Luzzelenburch, Hermanus comes de Caluerlage, Reinoldus comes, Conradus comes, Arnoldus comes, Gerlagus comes, Imeko comes, Gerhardus comes de Heinnersberch, Hermannus comes de Salmena et filius eius, Friderikus comes de Sarebrugge…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Dec 1127 under which Lothar King of Germany granted property in Dreiech to "ministeriali Cuonrado de Hagen…[et] uxori suæ Liuckardi"[1200]m as her second husband, GISELA, widow of --- [von Tecklenburg], daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1201], she may have been Gisela de Lorraine, daughter of Thierry II Duke of Lorraine & his second wife Gertrude de Flandre.  The basis for this speculation is not known.  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster Wadegozingen made by "domina Gisela comitis Friderici de Sarbrucken vidua…cum filio suo Simone" by charter dated 1135[1202].  Graf Friedrich [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          SIMON [I] (-1183 or after).  Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster Wadegozingen made by "domina Gisela comitis Friderici de Sarbrucken vidua…cum filio suo Simone" by charter dated 1135[1203]Graf von Saarbrücken 1139. 

-         see below

ii)         ADALBERT (-Erfurt 17 Jul 1141, bur Mainz Cathedral).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Provost of Erfurt St Maria 1128.  Archbishop of Mainz 1138. 

iii)        AGNES (-bur Abtei Walburg).  The Urspergensium Chronicon refers to the second wife of "Friedrich I pater ipsius" as "de genere comitum…Zwainbrug et de Sarbrug"[1204].  The Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising records the marriage of "Fridericus dux, mortua uxore sua Iuditha" and "Friderici comitis de Sarbruch, fratris Alberti episcopi, filiam Agnetem"[1205]m ([1132/33]) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH II “der Einäugige” Duke of Swabia, son of FRIEDRICH I Duke of Swabia [Staufen] & his wife Agnes of Germany (1090-Alzey 4 or 6 Apr 1147, bur Walburg Abbey). 

c)         ADALBERT (-23 Jun 1137).  The Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising names "Friderici comitis de Sarbruch, fratris Alberti episcopi…" when recording the marriage of his niece[1206].  Imperial Chancellor 1105.  Provost of Aachen St Maria 1108.  Provost of Maastricht St Servatius 1109.  Archbishop of Mainz 1111. 

d)         BRUNO (-19 Oct 1123, bur Limburg an der Hardt).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Lorsch.  Bishop of Speyer 1107. 

2.         WINITHER (-after 1088).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Hornbach 1072.  Abbot of Lorsch 1077.  Elekt von Worms 1085.  Monk at Hirsau 1088. 

 

 

SIMON [I] von Saarbrücken, son of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf im Saargau & his wife Gisela --- (-1183 or after).  Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation to Kloster Wadegozingen made by "domina Gisela comitis Friderici de Sarbrucken vidua…cum filio suo Simone" by charter dated 1135[1207]Graf von Saarbrücken 1139.  Advocat of Kloster Disibodenberg:  "Symon comes de Sarbrukken…" witnessed the charter dated 1143 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Disibodenberg "per manum comitis Simsonis advocati ecclesie sancti Disibodi"[1208].  Hillin Bishop of Trier confirmed an exchange of property "in pago Nahgove in archiepiscopatu Moguntino per manum Folmari comitis de Castele et advocati prædictæ curiæ" for property "in Nasove…in pago Logenæ" with the bishop of Worms, represented by "advocati maioris domus Symonis comitis de Sarbruke", adding that "prædictum castrum de Nasove" had been occupied violently by "antecessores Ruberti et Arnoldi de Lurenberg", by charter dated 9 Mar 1158 witnessed by "Symon advocatus maioris domus Wormatiensis ecclesiæ, Folmar comes de Castele, Cunradus comes de Cherberch, Hemico comes de Boimeneburch, Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenze…"[1209].  The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) records that "castrum Sarebrucha comitis Symonis" was reduced to ruins along with his three other castles on the orders of the emperor in 1168[1210]

m MECHTILD, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1211], she may have been Mechtild, daughter of Meinhard Graf von Sponheim, but the basis for this speculation is not know. 

Graf Simon [I] & his wife had [eight] children: 

1.         SIMON [II] (-1207 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Saarbrücken.  "…Brunone preposito s. Marie in Colonia eiusque fratre Euerhardo comite de Seyne, Theoderico comite de Widhe et filio eius Theoderico clerico, Reginhere comite de Froisbrecht, Ulrico comite de Nurberg et eius filio Gerhardo comite de Are, Gerhardo comite de Dietsa, Bertholdo comite de Kazinelelnboge, Ludeuico comite de Spanheim, Simone comite de Sarebrucke, Henrico comite de Kessele…" witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "castrum Stakelecke et advocatiam in Bacherache" to "palatini comitis Cuonradi…et eius iugali domine Irmentrudi eiusque filie Agneti"[1212].  "Comes Simon de Sarbrucken et uxor eius Lutgardis" granted the church of Bo ekenheim to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated 1196[1213]m (before 1180) as her first husband, LIUTGARDE von Leiningen, daughter of --- (-1239 or after).  "Comes Simon de Sarbrucken et uxor eius Lutgardis" granted the church of Boekenheim to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated 1196[1214].  "Hanricus comes de Duobus Pontibus et Albertus S. Paulini in Treviri prepositus et Symon comes de Sarbricken et mater eius Lucardis comitissa" confirmed the donation of land at Putzerburg to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated to before 1212[1215].  "Lucardis comitissa de Sarbrucken assensu filii mei Simonis comitis" donated property to Kloster Wadegozingen, for the soul of "viri mei bonæ memoriæ Simonis comitis patris supra dicti Simonis et cæterorum liberorum meorum", by charter dated 1218[1216].  She married secondly (1220) Lothar Graf zu Wied.  "Cunradis qui dicor Siluester comes" donated part of the churches at Blidendorf and Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken et…matris suæ Lukardis comitissæ de Wide", for the soul of "collateralis meæ Giselæ sororis iam dicti comitis Simonis", by charter dated 1220[1217].  "Lucardis comitissa de Wide…mater Simonis comitis de Sarbrucken" donated the church of Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated 1220[1218].  "Luterus comes de Wide et…collateralis mea Lucardis" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis Walrami ducis de Lemburg et filiorum eius et domini Henrici comitis Gemini Pontis per manum Simonis comitis de Sarbrucken" by charter dated 1223[1219].  "Lukardis comitissa" donated property at Hünerscherre to Kloster Otterburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum", by undated charter, "Symon comes Sarapontis" confirmed the same donation by "domina et mater mea" by undated charter, and Heinrich Bishop of Worms confirmed the same donation by "mater nostra comitissa de Weyden" by charter dated 22 Nov 1233[1220].  Graf Simon [II] & his wife had six children: 

a)         SIMON [III] (-[22 Nov 1233/4 Apr 1235]).  "Hanricus comes de Duobus Pontibus et Albertus S. Paulini in Treviri prepositus et Symon comes de Sarbricken et mater eius Lucardis comitissa" confirmed the donation of land at Putzerburg to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated to before 1212[1221]Graf von Saarbrücken.  "Sifridus comes de Liningen, Simon comes de Saraponte…" witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany granted protection to the churches of Rodenkirchen and Hagene[1222].  "Lucardis comitissa de Sarbrucken assensu filii mei Simonis comitis" donated property to Kloster Wadegozingen, for the soul of "viri mei bonæ memoriæ Simonis comitis patris supra dicti Simonis et cæterorum liberorum meorum", by charter dated 1218[1223].  "Simon comes Sarepont et…mater mea Lucardis comitissa in Wide" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "ducis cognati mei Walrami et filiorum suorum Henrici et Walrami et Henrici Gemini Pontis comitis patrui mei et…cognati mei Henrici comitis de Castello et…Lutheri comitis de Wide" by charter dated 1223[1224].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" donated his part of the church at Blidersdorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "cognati mei domini Walrami ducis de Limburgh et…fratris mei Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken", by charter dated 1223[1225].  "Simon comes Sarepontis" renounced the inheritance of "uxor mea soror domini Mathæi ducis Lotharingiæ et March." in favour of "duci prenominato" by charter dated 20 Sep 1226[1226].  The charter dated 31 May 1227, under which the bishop of Metz invested his daughter "Loretæ filiæ…Simonis Sarepontis primogenitæ Sarbruche" with "comitatum Saræpontis et totum feodum quod de me tenet"[1227], suggests that Simon [III] had died by that date.  However, his mother "Lukardis comitissa" donated property at Hünerscherre to Kloster Otterburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum", by undated charter, "Symon comes Sarapontis" confirmed the same donation by "domina et mater mea" by undated charter, and Heinrich Bishop of Worms confirmed the same donation by "mater nostra comitissa de Weyden" by charter dated 22 Nov 1233[1228].  While the first two of this series of charters are undated, it is likely that the original donation predated the third charter by only a few months at most.  It is possible therefore that Simon [III] resigned his interest, in whole or in part, in the county of Saarbrücken before May 1227 and that he survived several more years.  m ([1215/20]) LAURETTE de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnes de Bar ([1195/1200]-after 30 Sep 1226).  "Simon comes Sarepontis" renounced the inheritance of "uxor mea soror domini Mathæi ducis Lotharingiæ et March." in favour of "duci prenominato" by charter dated 20 Sep 1226[1229].  Her parentage and marriage are also indicated by a charter dated 8 Oct 1271 which relates that Saarbrücken was the fief of the bishop of Metz, recording that "bone memorie Jacobus quondam Metensis episcopus" (son of Ferry II Duke of Lorraine) had enfeoffed "Lorettam relictam…neptem propriam"[1230].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  The date of her marriage is suggested by the estimated marriage date of her oldest daughter.  Graf Simon [III] & his wife had five children: 

i)          DIETRICH (-before 12 May 1227).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m JEANNE d'Aspremont, daughter of --- (-after 1227).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

ii)         LORETTA (-after 13 Nov 1270).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "primogenitus Joffridus” of “Juliana" and "domino Goberto de Asperomonte" married “comitissam Salebruges” but died childless[1231].  The bishop of Metz invested "Loretæ filiæ…Simonis Sarepontis primogenitæ Sarbruche" with "comitatum Saræpontis et totum feodum quod de me tenet" by charter dated 31 May 1227[1232].  Henri Comte de Bar notified that “Jofroi de Aspremont e Lorete sa fem qui fu fille Simon lo conte de Salebruche ma nieçaim” and “Maaut e Jehanne serors cele Lorete“ had agreed the division of the Saarbrücken inheritance by charter dated 4 Apr 1235 “[1233].  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d´Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[1234].  Her parentage is indicated by a charter dated 8 Oct 1271 which relates that Saarbrücken was the fief of the bishop of Metz, recording that "bone memorie Jacobus quondam Metensis episcopus" (son of Ferry II Duke of Lorraine) had enfeoffed "Lorettam relictam…neptem propriam"[1235].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Gräfin von Saarbrücken.  "Lorete filie…Simonis comitis Sarepontis primogenite" acknowledged holding "Sarbruche et comitatum Sarepontis" from the bishop of Metz by charter dated 31 May 1227[1236].  Hugo records a monument at Wadgasse recording “Loretæ comitissæ Sarebrukensis matris comitis Simonis anno 1271[1237].  The accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed.  m firstly (before 4 Apr 1235) GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur d'Aspremont et de Dun, son of GOBERT [VI] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Julienne de Rosoy (-Mansurah Jan 1250).  "Jofridus comes Sarepontis et dominus Asperimontis" swore homage to "domini mei Metensis episcopi" by charter dated 11 Feb 1243 (O. S.)[1238]Graf von Saarbrückenm secondly (1252) DIETRICH LUF von Kleve Herr von Dinslaken und Wesel, son of DIETRICH [IV] "Nust" Graf von Kleve & his second wife Hedwig von Meissen ([1228]-25 May 1277).  Graf von Saarbrücken 1252. 

iii)        MATHILDE (-30 Aug 1276, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  Henri Comte de Bar notified that “Jofroi de Aspremont e Lorete sa fem qui fu fille Simon lo conte de Salebruche ma nieçaim” and “Maaut e Jehanne serors cele Lorete“ had agreed the division of the Saarbrücken inheritance by charter dated 4 Apr 1235 “[1239].  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d´Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[1240].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.   The date of her second marriage is indicated by the following document: Amedée “Seigneur de Montfaucon et de Commercy” sealed a charter dated 1251 under which the chapter of Commercy Saint-Nicolas donated annuel produce to “Aubry chanoine de Broyes[1241].  Gilles Bishop of Toul notified an agreement between “seignor Ami de monfacon et Mahaut sa fame” and “les anfanz dou premier mari à la dite dame...Simon, Ferri, Jaquemin et Lourete“ relating to “le deuaire sa fame...la voiere dou Nuef Chastel” by charter dated Aug 1257[1242].  "Mechtildis domina Montis Falconis et vallis Colonie" donated property to "patruus noster…Nuhusensis præpositus" by charter dated 8 Jan 1260[1243].  Her parentage and second marriage are indicated by a charter dated 8 Oct 1271 which relates that Saarbrücken was the fief of the bishop of Metz, recording that "bone memorie Jacobus quondam Metensis episcopus" (son of Ferry II Duke of Lorraine) had enfeoffed "Lorettam relictam…neptem propriam" and that, on the death of the latter, "germane dicte Lorete…primogenita domina Mahout domina Montisfalconis" inherited the castle[1244]Gräfin von Saarbrückenm firstly SIMON [II] Seigneur de Commercy, son of GAUCHER [I] Seigneur de Commercy & his wife Agnes --- (-before Dec 1248).  "Symon comes Sarepontensis et dominus Comerceyo" granted property "de Sinnewilre et de Cincwilre" to "domino Friderico dicto Cosle" by charter dated 23 Jun 1266[1245]m secondly (before Dec 1248) AMEDEE Seigneur de Montfaucon, son of RICHARD [III] de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his second wife Agnes de Bourgogne [Comté] (-15 Jan 1280, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  Seigneur de Commercy 1256.  Graf von Saarbrücken

iv)       JEANNE (-before 1286).  Henri Comte de Bar notified that “Jofroi de Aspremont e Lorete sa fem qui fu fille Simon lo conte de Salebruche ma nieçaim” and “Maaut e Jehanne serors cele Lorete“ had agreed the division of the Saarbrücken inheritance by charter dated 4 Apr 1235 “[1246].  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d´Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[1247].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Thicourt.  m ([1235]) SIMON [V] Seigneur de Clefmont, son of SIMON [IV] Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny] & his first wife Ermesende de Vandeuvre (-[1280]). 

v)        ELISABETH (-1271 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m HUGO [III] Graf von Lützelstein, son of HUGO [II] Comte de Lunéville, Graf von Lützelstein & his first wife --- (-after 1283). 

b)         FRIEDRICH (-1237).  "Comes Fridericus de Leiningen…comes Fridericus de Saraponte" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1210 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus comes de Zolre qui et Burggravius de Nurenberg" to the church of Speyer[1248].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" donated his part of the church at Blidersdorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "cognati mei domini Walrami ducis de Limburgh et…fratris mei Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken…mater mea Lucardis", and with the consent of "collateralis meæ et liberorum meorum", by charter dated 1223[1249]Graf von Leiningen

-        GRAFEN von LEININGEN

c)         HEINRICH (-12 Sep 1234).  "Lukardis comitissa" donated property at Hünerscherre to Kloster Otterburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum", by undated charter, "Symon comes Sarapontis" confirmed the same donation by "domina et mater mea" by undated charter, and Heinrich Bishop of Worms confirmed the same donation by "mater nostra comitissa de Weyden" by charter dated 22 Nov 1233[1250].  Provost of Worms cathedral 1194.  Provost at Wimpfen 1195.  Abbot of Lorsch 1200.  Provost of Neuhausen St Cyriakus 1212.  Bishop of Worms 1217. 

d)         STEPHAN (-[2 Apr 1263/21 Dec 1264]).  Provost of Neuhausen St Cyriakus 1221.  Archdeacon at Worms.  "Stephanus…prepositus in Nuhufa et archidiaconus Wormaciensis" confirmed the donation of the church of Liestorf to Kloster Wadegozingen made by "bone memorie fratris mei comitis Sareponti" by charter dated 1233[1251].  "Mechtildis domina Montis Falconis et vallis Colonie" donated property to "patruus noster…Nuhusensis præpositus" by charter dated 8 Jan 1260[1252]

e)         GISELA (-1265 or after).  "Cunradis qui dicor Siluester comes" donated part of the churches at Blidendorf and Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken et…matris suæ Lukardis comitissæ de Wide", for the soul of "collateralis meæ Giselæ sororis iam dicti comitis Simonis", by charter dated 1220[1253].  "Conradus comes Sylvester, Gysela comitissa, Emicho filius eorum" confirmed the donation to Flonheim St Maria made by "Heynrico homine nostro, marite Hepele de Vlanheim" by charter dated 14 Mar 1243[1254]m KONRAD [II] Wildgraf, son of GERHARD Wildgraf und Graf von Kyrburg & his wife Agnes von Wittelsbach (-1263 or after). 

f)          AGNES (-1261 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m HEINRICH [I] Raugraf von Neuenbaumburg, son of --- (-19 Oct 1261, bur Kloster Rosenthal bei Göllheim). 

2.         HEINRICH [I] (-[1228]).  "…Henricus comes de Spanheim, Henricus comes de Sarbrucken, Gerlacus comes de Veldense, Bertoldus comes de Dietse, Gotfridus comes de Vebing…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[1255].  "Simon comes Sarepont et…mater mea Lucardis comitissa in Wide" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "ducis cognati mei Walrami et filiorum suorum Henrici et Walrami et Henrici Gemini Ponits comitis patrui mei et…cognati mei Henrici comitis de Castello et…Lutheri comitis de Wide" by charter dated 1223[1256].  Graf von Zweibrücken. 

-        GRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN

3.         FRIEDRICH (-before 1187).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

4.         GOTTFRIED .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1187.  Canon at Mainz. 

5.         ADALBERT (-1210 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Provost at St Paulin 1160.  Archdeacon at Trier 1173/1189. 

6.         [SOPHIE (-1215 or after).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed rights of the abbey of Rolduc, at the request of "Dominus Henricus de Lymburg filius Domini Henrici et nepos ducis Walerami…quam uxor eius Domina Sophia et filii eius Henricus et Waleramnus" by charter dated 1178[1257].  The parentage of Sophie is not known.  Ernst suggests that she was the daughter of Simon [I] Graf von Saarbrücken, basing this on the introduction of the names Simon and Friedrich into the family of the dukes of Limburg[1258].  A close relationship between the two families is shown by the charter dated 1223 under which "Simon comes Sarepont et…mater mea Lucardis comitissa in Wide" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "ducis cognati mei Walrami et filiorum suorum Henrici et Walrami et Henrici Gemini Pontis comitis patrui mei et…cognati mei Henrici comitis de Castello et…Lutheri comitis de Wide"[1259].  The term cognatus, used in reference to three individuals in this charter, means “stepfather” in the case of Lothar Graf von Wied.  It is suggested that “Henrici comitis de Castello” refers to Heinrich Graf von Bliescastel (no Graf von Castell named Heinrich has been identified at that period), maybe the son of the donor’s paternal aunt.  The chronology suggests that Walran Duke of Limburg could have been the son of another of the donor’s paternal aunts.  "Sophia ducissa de Lenburch" founded an anniversary at Liège cathedral, for the soul of "filii mei Simonis", by undated charter[1260]m HENDRIK III Duke of Limburg, of HENDRIK II Duke of Limburg, Comte d'Arlon & his first wife Mathilde von Saffenberg heiress of Rode (-Klosterrath 21 Jun 1221, bur Rode Abbey).] 

7.         [JUTTA (-before 1223).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  A close relationship between the Saarbrücken and Bliescastel families is shown by the charter dated 1223 under which "Simon comes Sarepont et…mater mea Lucardis comitissa in Wide" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "ducis cognati mei Walrami et filiorum suorum Henrici et Walrami et Henrici Gemini Pontis comitis patrui mei et…cognati mei Henrici comitis de Castello et…Lutheri comitis de Wide"[1261].  The term cognatus, used in reference to three individuals in this charter, means “stepfather” in the case of Lothar Graf von Wied.  It is suggested that “Henrici comitis de Castello” refers to Heinrich Graf von Bliescastel (no Graf von Castell named Heinrich has been identified at that period), maybe the son of the donor’s paternal aunt.  m FOLMAR [II] Graf von Bliescastel, son of FOLMAR [I] Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Clementia von Metz (-before 1223).] 

8.         AGNES (-before 1180).  The Magdeburger Schöppenchronik records that “Gunter van Keverberch” married “Agneten des greven dochter van Sarabrucke[1262]m as his first wife, GÜNTHER [III] Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg, son of SIZZO [II] Graf von Schwarzburg & his wife Gisela von Berg ([1135]-after 15 Jan 1197). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von SAARBRÜCKEN (COMMERCY)

 

 

SIMON [III] de Commercy, son of SIMON [II] Seigneur de Commercy & his wife Mathilde von Saarbrücken (-[1307/09]).  Gilles Bishop of Toul notified an agreement between “seignor Ami de monfacon et Mahaut sa fame” and “les anfanz dou premier mari à la dite dame...Simon, Ferri, Jaquemin et Lourete“ relating to “le deuaire sa fame...la voiere dou Nuef Chastel” by charter dated Aug 1257[1263]Seigneur de Commercy.  Simon and his brother Ferry were declared “hors de mainbournie” by charter dated 1259[1264].  Simon and his brother Ferry “seigneurs et hoirs de Commercy” granted Ernecourt to “leur beau-père Amé” by charter dated 1259[1265]Graf von Saarbrücken

m firstly MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-before 1269). 

m secondly ([1269]) as her second husband, MATHILDE de Sexfontaines, widow of GUILLAUME de Lezinnes Seigneur de Lezinnes [Villehardouin], daughter of --- (-[May/20 Dec] 1285, bur Riéval).  “Girard [error for Erard?] et Guillaume frères seigneurs de Lézinnes” declared that “feue Marguerite reine de Navarre” had granted revenue to “Mahaut de Sexfontaines femme dudit Guillaume” on her marriage, returnable if she died childless, by charter dated Jan 1263 (O.S.)[1266].  The primary source which confirms the co-identity of the widow of Guillaume de Lézinnes and the second wife of Simon [III] Graf von Saarbrücken has not been identified (although the name, but not the family origin, of Simon’s wife’s first husband is confirmed in her testament quoted below).  “Simons cuens de Sarrebruche et sire de Comercey” donated property to Riéval for the anniversary of “nostre...compagne sa en arrierres...[qui] gist en laditte abbaye de Rievauls” by charter dated 20 Dec 1285[1267].  The testament of “Mahaus [contesse de Sare]bruche et dame de Commercei”, dated May 1285, made charitable donations including “aus povres de Vile Hardewi“, requests payment of “ce je suis tenue à paier lou testament Willame mon mari”, and appoints “mon mari lou conte de Sarebruche...” as one of her executors[1268]

Simon [III] & his first wife had children: 

1.         JOHANN [I] von Saarbrücken (-23 Jan 1341)Graf von Saarbrücken.  “Jehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Gille de Bar sa compaigne et espouse contesse…et Symos de Sarrebruches chlr sigr dou dit Comarcey” certified 20 May 1352 having seen a charter dated 2 Feb 1324 under which “Iehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Mahault dasprmont sa compaigne et espouse contesse...et Iehans leurs fils” granted privileges to Commercy[1269]m firstly (before 9 Aug 1309) MATHILDE d´Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [VII] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Agnes de Coucy (-1329).  “Jehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Gille de Bar sa compaigne et espouse contesse…et Symos de Sarrebruches chlr sigr dou dit Comarcey” certified 20 May 1352 having seen a charter dated 2 Feb 1324 under which “Iehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Mahault dasprmont sa compaigne et espouse contesse...et Iehans leurs fils” granted privileges to Commercy[1270]m secondly (1329) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Grancey, widow of HUGUES de Belleveuvre, daughter of EUDES [V] Seigneur de Grancey & his wife Isabelle de Blâmont (-after 1340).  Johann [I] & his first wife had children: 

a)         SIMON von Saarbrücken (-1325)m (contract Vienne 22 May 1309, 21 Jun 1309) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Savoie, widow of JEAN de Salins Seigneur de Vignory et de Saint-Dizier, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort[-l'Amaury] (-7 Aug [1313 or 1323], bur Wadgassen).  The contract of marriage between "Gio. di Chalon figlio di Stefano Conte d'Auxerre" and "Margarita figlia primogenita di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" is dated Apr 1293[1271].  The testament of "Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud" dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to "…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…"[1272].  The contract of marriage between "Margarita di Savoia Sorella di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud Vedova di Gio. di annoiri" and "Simone figlio del Conte Gio. di Salbruc" is dated 21 Jun 1309[1273].  An inscription at Wadgasse, since disappeared, recorded the burial of “daisme Marguerite de Savoie femme Simon de Commercey-Sarburg” who died 6 Aug 1323[1274].  Hugo records a monument at Wadgasse recording “Margaretæ à Sabaudia uxoris Simonis de Commerceio, 1313[1275].  Simon & his wife had children: 

i)          JOHANN [II] von Saarbrücken (-[Sep 1380/24 Mar 1381]).  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names his nephew Jean de Saarbrucken and his two sisters[1276]Graf von SaarbrückenJehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Gille de Bar sa compaigne et espouse contesse…et Symos de Sarrebruches chlr sigr dou dit Comarcey” certified 20 May 1352 having seen a charter dated 2 Feb 1324 under which “Iehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Mahault dasprmont sa compaigne et espouse contesse...et Iehans leurs fils” granted privileges to Commercy[1277].  The testament of “Jehan conte de Sarrebruche seigneur de Comarcey et boutiller de France”, dated 30 Mar 1380, chose burial at Commercy Saint-Nicolas if he died in France and at “l’abbaye du Val de Cossanges en Allemagne” if he died in Germany, founded anniversaries for “bonne mémoire monsieur Simon de Sarrebruche et madame Marguerite de Savoie sa femme mes père et mère...feu ma...famme dame Gille de Bar” at Commercy, and named “ma...fille et héritière seule...Jehanne comtesse de Nassouue[1278]m (before Jan 1334) GILLETTE de Bar, daughter of PIERRE de Bar Seigneur de Pierrefort & his first wife Jeanne de Vienne (-[22 Apr 1356/27 Sep 1362]).  “Jehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Gille de Bar sa compaigne et espouse contesse…et Symos de Sarrebruches chlr sigr dou dit Comarcey” certified 20 May 1352 having seen a charter dated 2 Feb 1324 under which “Iehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Mahault dasprmont sa compaigne et espouse contesse...et Iehans leurs fils” granted privileges to Commercy[1279].  Her parentage is indicated by the testament of “Henris de Bar sire de Pierrefort chevalier fils M. Pere de Bar, qui fuit”, dated 8 Nov 1378, which named “mon...freire le conte de Saurebruche...” as executors[1280]Johann [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JOHANNA von Saarbrücken (-Oct 1381).  The testament of “Jehan conte de Sarrebruche seigneur de Comarcey et boutiller de France”, dated 30 Mar 1380, named “ma...fille et héritière seule...Jehanne comtesse de Nassouue[1281]Gräfin von Saarbrückenm (1353) as his second wife, JOHANN von Nassau, son of GERLACH [I] Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg & his first wife Agnes von Hessen (1309-Weilburg 20 Sep 1371).  He succeeded in 1355 as Graf von Nassau in Weilburg. 

ii)         MATHILDE von Saarbrücken (-after 1354)m firstly (1334) SIMON [I] Graf von Salm, son of JOHANN [I] Graf von Salm & his wife Jeanne de Joinville (-killed in battle Crécy 26 Jul 1346).  m secondly JOHANN, son of ---. 

iii)        JOHANNA von Saarbrücken (-[1374/76])m (before 1344) GERHARD [VIII] Herr von Blankenheim, son of GERHARD [VII] Herr von Blankenheim & his wife --- (-[1375/14 Feb 1377]). 

iv)       MARGARETA von Saarbrücken ([after 29 Mar 1340]-after 14 Sep 1394).  Her birth date is suggested by the 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud which names his nephew Jean de Saarbrucken and his two sisters [presumably referring to Margareta´s sisters Mathilde and Johanna][1282]m (before 1365) LOUIS [II] Seigneur de Cossonay, son of --- (-[19 Sep 1394/12 Apr 1395]). 

b)         JOHANN von Saarbrücken (-1344).  “Jehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Gille de Bar sa compaigne et espouse contesse…et Symos de Sarrebruches chlr sigr dou dit Comarcey” certified 20 May 1352 having seen a charter dated 2 Feb 1324 under which “Iehans contes de Sarrebruches et sires de Comarcey, Mahault dasprmont sa compaigne et espouse contesse...et Iehans leurs fils” granted privileges to Commercy[1283]Seigneur de Commercy.  Pope John XXII granted indulgence to "Iohanni nato Iohannis comitis de Saraponte militi" and “nobili mulieri Aelydi eius uxori Met. dioc.”, dated 16 Apr 1331[1284]

-        SEIGNEURS de COMMERCY

c)         AGNES von Saarbrücken (-before 1 Mar 1337)m SIMON [II] Graf von Zweibrücken, son of WALRAM [I] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes de Vaudémont (-before 1312). 

d)         MATHILDE von Saarbrücken (-after 1332)m JOHANN [II] Herr von Lichtenberg, son of --- (-before 7 Feb 1327). 

2.         AGNES von Saarbrücken (-after 1304)m (before 27 May 1267) EBERHARD [I] Graf von Zweibrücken, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes von Eberstein (-[1316/1321]). 

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

3.         LAURETTE von Saarbrücken (-before 1323).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 24 Jul 1302 under which “Ancel de Joinville chevalier seigneur de Reynel” named “monseigneur Jean de Commercy son serourge fils de...Simon comte de Sarrebruck” as guarantor to Ferry Duke of Lorraine[1285].  "Anseau de Joinville et Laure de Sarrebrück sa femme" founded a chapel at Montiers-sur-Saulx which they donated to Ecurey abbey by charter dated 1315[1286]m (before 24 Jul 1302) as his first wife, ANSEAU de Joinville Seigneur de Joinville et de Reynel, son of JEAN Seigneur de Joinville, Sénéchal de Champagne & his second wife Alix de Reynel (-3 Jan [1342/43]). 

4.         JEANNE von Saarbrücken (-after Mar 1327).  “Guillaume de Vyenne sire de Montmeret” granted revenue to “messire Jehan de Hassonville chevalier”, after the death of “dame Jehenne de Sarrebruche dame de Benville”, with the consent of “Marguerite de Vauldemont dame de Maison...dame de Montmerret femme dudit Guillaume de Vyenne et fille naturelle de ladicte dame Jehenne Sarebruche dame de Benville”, by charter dated Oct 1322[1287].  “Jehanne de Commarcey dame de Baynville” acted as guarantor for “Guillaume de Vyanne mes fils sires de Saint George” in respect of a debt owed to “monseignour Pierre de Bar seignour de Pierrefort” by charter dated Mar 1326 (O.S.)[1288].  “Huards de Ruppes chevalier” notified his claim against “Jehan de Sarrebruche signour de Commarcey et monsignour Hanry son freire” for part of Commercy which he claimed belonged to “ma...espouse Jehanne de Vienne de droit ad cause de succession de madame Jehanne de Sarrebruche dame de Bainville et fille monsignour Simon jadiz conte de Sarrebruche, qui morut sires de Commarcey, sa grand meire, qui fuit” by charter dated 4 Aug 1360[1289]m (before Jul 1298) JACQUES de Vaudémont Seigneur de Bainville, son of HENRI [I] Comte de Vaudémont & his wife Marguerite de la Roche (-killed in battle Sicily 1299, after 2 Jul). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14.  COMTES de SAULNOIS

 

 

The county of Saulnois (comitatus Salinensis) was named after the river Seille, a tributary of the river Moselle.  It lay south of the county of Niedgau, east of Charpeigne, west of Saargau and north of Chaumont[1290].  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Seline…" to King Ludwig[1291].  Vanderkindere associates the county of Saulnois closely with the neighbouring county of Soulosse (comitatus Solocinse), which was located upstream of the source of the river Meuse and named after Soulosse on the Vair, in the arrondissement of Neufchâteau, Vosges. 

 

 

1.         TEUTBERT (-10 Oct, after 966)Comte de Saulnois, based at Destrich near Sarreguemines[1292].  “Regimbaldus comes” donated “Maurivillam in comitatu Salnini” to Metz Saint-Arnoul by charter dated 16 Jun 958, signed by "Fredelindæ conjugis eiusdem Regimbaldi, Teutberti comitis, Odacri comitis…"[1293].  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the property rights of the convent of Bouxières by charter dated 2 Jun 965, which recapitulates donations to the convent among which one by "Teutbertus comes" of property "Haveringi villam…in comitatu Hornense" for the burial of "uxoris suæ Iudittæ et oblatione filiæ suæ Rotlindis"[1294].  "Fredericus…Lothariensium Dux" confirmed donations of property at Murecourt to Bouxières by charter dated 26 Oct 966, signed by "Teutberti comitis, Lictardi comitis, Widonis comitis…"[1295].  "Sigericus cum coniuge mea Betta" founded the abbey of Vergaville "in comitatu Saraburg ubi…Odacher…præesse, in villa Widirgo Deldorf", including donations of property "in comitatu Dextroch ubi Teodebertus præsidet…in comitatu Mortisna ubi Regimboldus præest…", with the consent of "filio nostro Deoderico", by charter dated 966, signed by "Sigerici comitis, Dominæ Bettæ, Odachri comitis…Theotberti comitis…" and sworn by "Lambertus filius ipsorum…ad vicem Cancellarii"[1296].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "VI Id Oct" of "Thicbertus comes"[1297]m JUDITH, daughter of --- (-10 May ----, before 2 Jun 965).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the property rights of the convent of Bouxières by charter dated 2 Jun 965, which recapitulates donations to the convent among which one by "Teutbertus comes" of property "Haveringi villam…in comitatu Hornense" for the burial of "uxoris suæ Iudittæ et oblatione filiæ suæ Rotlindis"[1298].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "VI Id Mai" of "Juditha comitissa"[1299].  Teutbert & his wife had two children: 

a)         BENOÎT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Abbot of Saint-Arnoul at Metz[1300]

b)         ROTLIND (-before 2 Jun 965).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the property rights of the convent of Bouxières by charter dated 2 Jun 965, which recapitulates donations to the convent among which one by "Teutbertus comes" of property "Haveringi villam…in comitatu Hornense" for the burial of "uxoris suæ Iudittæ et oblatione filiæ suæ Rotlindis"[1301].  Nun at Bouxières. 

 

2.         BOSO (-after 991).  "Odacker" donated property "in pago Salnensi in comitatu Hosonis ad Destrardo" the abbey of Longeville by charter dated 991, signed by "comitis Odakri, comitis Ymmonis…"[1302]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15.  COMTES de TOUL

 

 

A.      COMTES de TOUL

 

 

The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Tullense aliud Odornense, quod Tetmarus habuit…" to King Charles[1303]

 

 

1.         THIETMAR (-after 8 Aug 870).  Comte de Toul.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Tullense aliud Odornense, quod Tetmarus habuit…" to King Charles[1304]

 

2.         HUGUES (-after 1 Nov 891).  Arnulf King of Germany granted property "in pago Tullense in comitatu Hugonis in loco…Pontus" to "presbytero…Eginolf", at the request of "Engilperonis capellani et notarii nostri nec non Alberici vassalli nostri", by charter dated 1 Nov 891[1305]

 

3.         EBERHARD (-after 27 Dec 929).  Comte de Toul.  "Heinricus…rex" granted the income from the county of Toul to the bishop of Toul at the request of "Ebarhardi…comitis atque propinqui nostri" by charter dated 28 Dec 927[1306].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "Gundolphi villam…in comitatu Tullense" to the bishop of Toul by charter dated 27 Dec 929, which records the presence of "consanguineus noster comes Heberhardus"[1307].  This Count Eberhard has not otherwise been identified, nor has his relationship to Heinrich I King of Germany been established. 

 

4.         GUY (-after 26 Oct 966).  Comte de Toul.  Gaucelin Bishop of Toul reformed the abbey of Saint-Evre by charter dated 936 witnessed by "Widonis comitis…"[1308].  "Fredericus…Lothariensium Dux" confirmed donations of property at Murecourt to Bouxières by charter dated 26 Oct 966, signed by "Teutberti comitis, Lictardi comitis, Widonis comitis…"[1309]

 

5.         SENDEBAUD (-21 Mar after 971).  Comte de Toul.  A charter dated 9 Oct 971 records various donations to the church of Saint-Michel at Toul signed by "Gerardus…Sindebaldi comitis Tullensis…"[1310].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "XII Kal Apr" of "Sendebaldus comes qui dedit nobis Mett curtim cum domo Oric"[1311]

 

 

1.         INGRANm IMMA, daughter of ---.  Ingran & his wife had [two] children:

a)         [AZZO [Azelin] (-after 982).  As noted below, Azzo is recorded as the brother of Gérard Bishop of Toul.  However, no primary source has been identified which confirms that he was the son of Ingran.  It is possible that Azzo was the uterine brother of Bishop Gérard, born from another marriage of their mother.  Comte de Toul.  The abbot of Gorze ratified acquisitions at “Flammereshem in Wormatie” by charter dated 14 Sep 977, subscribed by “Immonis comitis palatii, Birardi comitis, Alardi comitis, Azzonis comitis, Bozelonis comitis, Folmeri comitis, Hardonis comitis, Hamedei advocate loci[1312].  Gérard Bishop of Toul confirmed the property of the abbey of Saint-Mansuy by charter dated 982 witnessed by "…Azelini comitis Tullensis, fratris domni pontificis…"[1313].] 

b)         GERARD ([934/35]-22 Apr 994)Bishop of Toul 963.  The Vita Sancti Gerardi Epicopi records “Gerardus Agrippinensi oriundus regione...patre Ingranno matre Emma[1314].  Gérard Bishop of Toul confirmed the property of the abbey of Saint-Mansuy by charter dated 982 witnessed by "…Azelini comitis Tullensis, fratris domni pontificis…"[1315]

 

 

1.         RAIMBAUD (-after 1019).  Comte de Toul.  "Comte Raimbaud" subscribed a charter of Bishop Berthold dated 1019[1316].  Udo Bishop of Toul issued a charter dated 1069 relating to the county of Toul which names "antiqui comites…Raimbaldus et Rainaldus major filius eius, atque Rainaldus minor", witnessed by "Gerardi Lothariensium Ducis, Luthulphi comitis, Haymonis comitis, Odelrici de Nanceio…"[1317]m ---.  The name of Raimbaud's wife is not known.  Raimbaud & his wife had one child:

a)         RAINARD [I] (-before 14 Jul 1034).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1069 issued by Udo Bishop of Toul relating to the county of Toul which names "antiqui comites…Raimbaldus et Rainaldus major filius eius, atque Rainaldus minor"[1318]Comte de Toul.  Brunon Bishop of Toul confirmed the churches possessed by the abbey of Saint-Eure, including "ecclesiam in Tantonis-villa" donated by "vir recordabilis memoriæ Rainardus ex comite in prædicto monasterio monachus factus", by charter dated 14 Jul 1034[1319]m ---.  The name of Rainard's wife is not known.  Rainard [I] & his wife had one child:

i)          RAINARD [II] (-[1051/52]).  Udo Bishop of Toul issued a charter dated 1069 relating to the county of Toul which names "antiqui comites…Raimbaldus et Rainaldus major filius eius, atque Rainaldus minor"[1320]. His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1070 under which "Fredericus…civitatis Leucorum comes" confirmed property at Viller-le-ses to the abbey of Saint-Eure, naming "comitibus meis antecessoribus Raimbaldo et Rainaldo majore eiusque filio Rainaldo minore meo socero"[1321]Comte de Toul.  "Rainardi comitis […juniore], Conradi comitis…comite Ricuino juniore" witnessed the charter of Brunon Bishop of Toul dated 1043 which confirms the foundation of the priory of Deuilly by "Galterius de Daguliaco cum…conjugis suæ Adilæ", another version of the same document being signed by "Valtheri comitis, Rainardi comitis, Odelrici comitis, alterius Odelrici comitis…"[1322].  "Gerardi Ducis, Othonis Marchionis, Ludovici Comitis de Montione, Renaldi Comitis Tullensis, Hamonis de Brixeio, Milonis filii Rodulphi de Gondricurte" witnessed the bull of Pope Leo IX dated 1051 which confirms the church of Saint-Diey[1323]m ---.  The name of Rainard's wife is not known.  Rainard [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GERTRUDE de Toul (6 or 7 Aug ----).  Udon Bishop of Toul issued a charter relating to the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville dated 17 Oct 1052 which records that "Fredericus comes" married "filiam Reinardi Tullensis comitis…Gertrudis" from whom she inherited the county[1324].  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "6 Aug" of "Gertrudis comitissa" and "7 Aug" of "Gertrudis comitissa"[1325], one of whom probably refers to Gertrude wife of Comte Frédéric [I] whose own death appears to be recorded in the same source.  m FREDERIC [I] Comte d'Astenois, son of BAUDOUIN & his wife --- (-29 Jan after 1080). 

 

 

1.         ARDULPH (-after 15 Oct 1062).  Comte de Toul.  The dating clause of a charter dated 15 Oct 1062, which records a judgment of Udo Bishop of Toul, states “regnante Henrico IV Rom. Rege, Duce Gerardo, Ardulpho Tullensi comite...[1326]

 

 

 

B.      COMTES d'ASTENOIS et de TOUL

 

 

1.         BAUDOUIN (-18 or 19 Nov ----).  The Kalendarium Sanctæ Mariæ Virdunensis records the death "XIII Kal Dec" of "Balduinus comes pater Henrici episcopi"[1327].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "XIV Kal Dec" of "Balduinus comes"[1328]m ---.  The name of Baudouin's wife is not known.  Baudouin & his wife had two children: 

a)         FREDERIC [I] (-29 Jan after 1080).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although as noted below Frédéric is recorded as the brother of Henri Bishop of Liège who is in turn recorded as the son of Baudouin (see above).  Comte d'Astenois.  Comte de Toul.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Heinricus venerabilis Leodiensium præsul" as brother of "Fredericus comes Tullensis"[1329].  "Fredericus…civitatis Leucorum comes" confirmed property at Viller-le-ses to the abbey of Saint-Eure by charter dated 1070, which names "comitibus meis antecessoribus Raimbaldo et Rainaldo majore eiusque filio Rainaldo minore meo socero", signed by "Haimonis comitis, Everardi comitis, Gilberti filii eius…"[1330].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "IV Kal Feb" of "Fredericus comes, Leodicensis episcopi frater"[1331].  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "29 Jan" of "Fridericus comes"[1332]m GERTRUDE de Toul, daughter of RAINARD [II] Comte de Toul & his wife --- (6 or 7 Aug ----).  Udon Bishop of Toul issued a charter relating to the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville dated 17 Oct 1052 which records that "Fredericus comes" married "filiam Reinardi Tullensis comitis…Gertrudis" from whom she inherited the county[1333].  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "6 Aug" of "Gertrudis comitissa" and "7 Aug" of "Gertrudis comitissa"[1334], one of whom probably refers to Gertrude wife of Comte Frédéric [I] whose own death appears to be recorded in the same source.  Frédéric [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RAINARD [III] (-17 or 18 Feb, before [1120]).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Rainaldus et Petrus" as sons of "Fredericus comes Tullensis"[1335]Comte de Toul.  Pibo Bishop of Toul granted privileges to the monastery of Toul Saint-Léon and named "dux Theodericus et Simon puer eius filius, et frater ducis Gerardus comes et Renardus comes Tillensis" by charter dated 10 Oct 1091[1336].  Albert of Aix records that "Godefridus dux regni Lotharingiæ…fraterque eius uterinus Baldewinus, Warnerus de Greis cognatus ipsius Ducis, Baldewinus pariter de Burch, Reinhardus comes de Tul, Petrus…frater ipsius, Dodo de Cons, Henricus de Ascha ac frater illius Godefridus" left for Jerusalem in Aug 1096[1337].  Albert of Aix names "…Petrus de Staneis, Renardus de Tul civitate…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[1338].  Albert of Aix records "Petrus de Stadeneis, Reinardus de Tul frater eius, Warnerus de Greis, Henricus de Ascha, Reinardus de Hamersbach, Walterus de Domedart" as those who guarded Adhémar Bishop of Le Puy into the mountains towards the port of Simeon after finding the holy lance, dated to mid-1098 from the context[1339].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XIII Kal Mar" of "Raynardus comes Tullensis"[1340].  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "18 Feb" of "Renaldus comes"[1341]m as her first husband, GISELE de Vaudémont, daughter of GERARD Comte de Vaudémont & his wife Heilwig von Egisheim (-after 1141).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Wanderii Montis Hugonem et sororem eius Gislam" as children of "Gerardum…primus comes Wanderi Montis" & his [second] wife, specifying that Gisela was "comitissa Barri"[1342].  Her first marriage is deduced from the same source which records that "comes Raynaldus Barri" became the stepfather of "comitis Frederici Tullensis et fratrum suorum Theoderici et Wedrici" although without naming his wife[1343].  It should be noted that these two texts do not establish beyond doubt that the widow of Renier Comte de Toul was also the daughter of Gérard Comte de Vaudémont.  It is therefore not impossible that Comte Renaud married twice, firstly to Gisèle daughter of Comte Gérard, and secondly to the unnamed widow of Comte Rainard.  However, no indication has yet been found in the primary sources to indicate that this is correct.  She married secondly (before [1120]) Renaud I Comte de Bar.  Rainard [III] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       FREDERIC [II] (-18 Jul, 1142 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Raynaldus Barri" became the stepfather of "comitis Frederici Tullensis et fratrum suorum Theoderici et Wedrici" but does not name his wife[1344]Comte de Toul.  “Fridericus...Tullensium comes...et uxor mea Hawuidis” confirmed a donation to Tart abbey made by Mathieu Duc de Lorraine by charter dated 1142, witnessed by “...Rainaldus comes Barrensis, Henricus frater comitis Friderici...[1345].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XV Kal Aug" of "Fridericus comes Tulensis"[1346]m (before mid-1128) HADWIDE de Lorraine, daughter of SIMON I Duke of Lorraine & his wife Adelaide de Louvain (-[27 Jan, 29 Jan or 23 Feb] after 1142).  “Fridericus...Tullensium comes...et uxor mea Hawuidis” confirmed a donation to Tart abbey made by Mathieu Duc de Lorraine by charter dated 1142, witnessed by “...Rainaldus comes Barrensis, Henricus frater comitis Friderici...[1347].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "27 Jan" of "Helvydis comitissa", "29 Jan" of "Helvydis comitissa", and "23 Feb" of "Havidis comitissa"[1348].  Frédéric [II] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       HENRI [I] (-[1 Jan] [1148/49] or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [Comte de Dampierre-en-Astenois: Boson Bishop of Châlons (who held office from 1153 to 1161) records a donation made by “comitissa de Damperre et Henricus filius eius” of “terram...in territorio Veteris Dampierre”, undated, while another of his charters refers to the same donation made by “Henricus comes de Damperre[1349].  It is not known whether these documents refer to the wife of Rainard [III] Comte de Toul or of Frédéric [II] Comte de Toul.]  Comte de Toul.  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "1 Jan" of "Henricus et Theodoricus comites"[1350]

(b)       HENRI (-after 1142).  “Fridericus...Tullensium comes...et uxor mea Hawuidis” confirmed a donation to Tart abbey made by Mathieu Duc de Lorraine by charter dated 1142, witnessed by “...Rainaldus comes Barrensis, Henricus frater comitis Friderici...[1351].  [Comte de Dampierre-en-Astenois: Boson Bishop of Châlons (who held office from 1153 to 1161) records a donation made by “comitissa de Damperre et Henricus filius eius” of “terram...in territorio Veteris Dampierre”, undated, while another of his charters refers to the same donation made by “Henricus comes de Damperre[1352].  It is not known whether these documents refer to the wife of Rainard [III] Comte de Toul or of Frédéric [II] Comte de Toul.]  m ---.  The name of Henri's wife is not known.  Henri & his wife had one child: 

(1)       RAINARD (-[1191]).  There is some difference of opinion about the precise parentage of Rainard [I] Comte de Dampierre-en-Astenois.  Barthélemy, in the introduction to his collection of Dampierre-en-Astenois charters, states that “les comtes d’Astenois...étaient issues d’un cadet des comtes de Toul”, adding in a later passage that Rainard [II] de Dampierre descended “à la quatrième génération” from Pierre, son of Frédéric II Comte de Toul, although he gives no details of the descent[1353]Europäische Stammtafeln agrees about the family connection with the comtes de Toul, but shows Rainard [II] as the grandson of Henri de Toul, younger son of Rainard [III] Comte de Toul (brother of Pierre)[1354].  The question is resolved by the following charter: Guy Bishop of Châlons confirmed the possessions of Montier abbey, including the confirmation made by Rainard “dominus de Damperre filius Henrici” of donations made by “predecessores eius Fredericus comes et Henricus filius eius”, undated, but recorded in a bull of Pope Alexander III dated 1163[1355]Seigneur de Dampierre [en-Astenois], later Comte

-         COMTES de DAMPIERRE-en-ASTENOIS

(c)       RAINARDThe primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Morimond.  1138/54. 

ii)         PIERRE (-[13 Jan] after 1096).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Rainaldus et Petrus" as sons of "Fredericus comes Tullensis"[1356].  William of Tyre names "Petrus comes de Stadeneis, Rainardus comes Tullensis frater eius" as members of the contingent of Baudouin de Boulogne in Asia Minor on the First Crusade[1357].  Albert of Aix records that "Godefridus dux regni Lotharingiæ…fraterque eius uterinus Baldewinus, Warnerus de Greis cognatus ipsius Ducis, Baldewinus pariter de Burch, Reinhardus comes de Tul, Petrus…frater ipsius, Dodo de Cons, Henricus de Ascha ac frater illius Godefridus" left for Jerusalem in Aug 1096[1358].  Comte de Stenay.  Albert of Aix records "Petrus de Stadeneis, Reinardus de Tul frater eius, Warnerus de Greis, Henricus de Ascha, Reinardus de Hamersbach, Walterus de Domedart" as those who guarded Adhémar Bishop of Le Puy into the mountains towards the port of Simeon after finding the holy lance, dated to mid-1098 from the context[1359].  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "13 Jan" of "Petrus comes"[1360]m HADVIDE, daughter of --- (-[27 Jan, 29 Jan or 23 Feb] ----).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "27 Jan" of "Helvydis comitissa", "29 Jan" of "Helvydis comitissa", and "23 Feb" of "Havidis comitissa"[1361]

b)         HENRI (-31 May 1092).  The primary sources are contradictory regarding the parentage of Henri.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Heinricus venerabilis Leodiensium præsul" as brother of "Fredericus comes Tullensis"[1362].  The Kalendarium Sanctæ Mariæ Virdunensis records the death "XIII Kal Dec" of [his father] "Balduinus comes pater Henrici episcopi"[1363].  On the other hand, the Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium names "Heinricum…Virdunensem archidiaconum…filium…Frederici comitis Tullensis"[1364].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Henricus episcopus [Leodiensis]" was "ex una parte cognatus ducis Godefridi"[1365], but this relationship has not been identified.  Bishop of Liège 1075.  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records that “dux Bullonil Godefridus” supported the candidature of “Henricum cognatum suum Virdunensem archidiaconum...filium...Frederici comitis Tullensis” to succeed Theodoin as bishop of Liège[1366].  Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1091 of "Heinricus Leodicensium episcopus" and the succession of “Otbertus ex clero eiusdem æcclesiæ[1367].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the death “pridie Kal Jun” 1091 of Bishop Henri and his burial “Hoii in ecclesia beate Marie[1368].  The necrology of Verdun Cathedral records the death "Pridie Kal Mai" of "Henricus episcopus Leodiensis"[1369]

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de TOUL (LORRAINE)

 

 

MATHIEU de Lorraine, son of MATHIEU I Duke of Lorraine & his wife Berta [Judith] von Staufen (-before end 1207).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1193 names "dux Symon et Fredericus de Bites et comes Matheus Tullensis et Theodericus" as the four sons of "ducis Lotharingie Mathie qui dux Mosellanorum dicebatur"[1370].  “Matthæus Lotharingorum dux et marchio” donated “ductu aquæ molendini...Farros-Moulin” to Saint-Dié, in the presence of “uxore mea Bertha et filiis meis Matthæo et Judith comitissa Burgundiæ”, by charter dated 1170[1371].  “Matthæus Lotharingiæ dux et marchio” confirmed rights to Clairlieu abbey, with the consent of uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Simonis...Friderici et Matthæi”, by charter dated 1172[1372]Simon...dux Lotharingiæ et marchio” donated property to Bouxières-aux-Dames, at the request of matris meæ dominæ Berthæ filiæ Friderici imperatoris et fratrum meorum Theoderici electi Metensi episcopi, Frederici et Mathæi ac sororis meæ Alidis ducissæ Burgundiæ”, for the soul of “patris mei domini Mathæi”, by charter dated 1176[1373]Bertha…Lotharingorum ducissa…et filii mei Theodericus, Simon Dux et Marchio, Fredericus, et junior eorum Matthæus, soror quoque ipsorum Aleidis Ducissa Burgundiæ” donated property to Mont Saint-Trinité, for the soul of "viri mei nobilis ducis Matthæi", by charter dated to [1177][1374]Comte de Toul 1180.  Simon...dux Lotharingiæ et marchio” confirmed the donation of molendinum...de Charmes” made to Beaupré abbey by “Mathæus comes Tullensis frater meus et uxor eius nobilis comitissa Beatrix”, for the anniversaries of “piæ memoriæ Lotharingiæ ducis Mathæi patris mei quod est III Id Maii...matre etiam nostra et Raynardo de Dampierre patre comitissæ Beatricis”, by charter dated 1194[1375]Seigneur de Fontenoy, de Charmes, de Mirecourt, de Coussey et de Bleurville. 

m (before 1180) BEATRICE de Dampierre, daughter of RAINARD [I] Comte de Dampierre-en-Astenois & his wife --- (-1206).  “Simon...dux Lotharingiæ et marchio” confirmed the donation of molendinum...de Charmes” made to Beaupré abbey by “Mathæus comes Tullensis frater meus et uxor eius nobilis comitissa Beatrix”, for the anniversaries of “piæ memoriæ Lotharingiæ ducis Mathæi patris mei quod est III Id Maii...matre etiam nostra et Raynardo de Dampierre patre comitissæ Beatricis”, by charter dated 1194[1376]

Mathieu & his wife had three children:

1.         FERRY de Toul (-[16 May 1248/1250], bur Clairefontaine).  Poull notes that Ferry is named in his father’s charters dated 1194, 1199, 1200 and 1206[1377]Comte de Toul.  "Fredericus Tullensis comes" donated property to Clairefontaine abbey, with the support of "Renardus frater meus, Agnes comitissa uxor mea, Odo, Matheus et Philyppus filii mei", by charter dated 1227, sealed by “...sigillo Renardi fratris mei et sigillo Symonis domini de Passauant[1378].  “Fridericus comes Tullensis...frater meus dominus Regnardus” granted privileges to the town of Mirecourt by charter dated 1234[1379].  "Ferris cuens de Toul et...Ovede ses fils" mortgaged "nostre contei de Toul" to “nostre...cousin et nostre seignore Maheu dus de Loregne et Merchis”, with the consent of “nos femes...Agnele et Ezabel”, by charter dated 16 May 1248[1380]m (before [1222]) AGNES de Ferrette Dame de Montreux-en-Ferrette [Münsterol], daughter of FREDERIC [II] Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his first wife [--- von Egisheim] (-before Jul 1272, bur [Clairefontaine]).  "Fredericus Tullensis comes" donated property to Clairefontaine abbey, with the support of "Renardus frater meus, Agnes comitissa uxor mea, Odo, Matheus et Philyppus filii mei", by charter dated 1227[1381].  With three children named in this document, Agnes could not have been married much later than 1222.  If that is correct, the chronology suggests that she was born from her father’s first marriage.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Ferris cuens de Toul et...Ovede ses fils" mortgaged "nostre contei de Toul" to “nostre...cousin et nostre seignore Maheu dus de Loregne et Merchis”, with the consent of “nos femes...Agnele et Ezabel”, by charter dated 16 May 1248[1382].  “Agnes comitissa Tullensis et Odo filius eius” ratified a donation to Chaumousey, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Odonis, Friderici et Orrici et uxoris Odonis filii nostri” by charter dated 1250[1383].  "Agnes quondam Tulley comitissa et dna Fondeneti castri" [Fontenoy-le-Château, Bains, Vosges] donated the abbey of Sainte-Marie de Valdieu, which she (“de meo proprio”) had constructed "prope castrum meum de Muostireus" [Montreux-Château, Fontaine, Belfort], to Chaise-Dieu, for the soul of “dni Friderici comitis quondam Tulley”, by charter dated Oct 1260, the same document recording that “H. comes Ferretensis...B. dnus de Beauvoir...” donated property to Sainte-Marie de Valdieu[1384].  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, with the consent of "dame Agnel ma mere dicte contesse de Toul...", by charter dated Apr 1266[1385]"Ferris prevoz de seint Thiebaut de Mez et...Mahuz damoisees et...Jehanz chevaliers diz Barniers, tuit troi frere germein et...Ferris leur nies sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, for the soul of “dame Agnel nostre mere contesse de Toul qui fuit”, by charter dated Dec 1272[1386].  Ferry & his wife had seven children: 

a)         EUDES de Toul (-before Mar 1270)"Fredericus Tullensis comes" donated property to the abbey of Clairefontaine, with the consent of "Renardus frater meus, Agnes comitissa uxor mea, Odo, Matheus et Philyppus filii mei", by charter dated 1227[1387].  "Ferris cuens de Toul et...Ovede ses fils" mortgaged "nostre contei de Toul" to “nostre...cousin et nostre seignore Maheu dus de Loregne et Merchis”, with the consent of “nos femes...Agnele et Ezabel”, by charter dated 16 May 1248[1388]Comte de Toul.  Seigneur de Fontenoy et de Charmes.  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine for “sire Freri mun frere chanoine Meiz”, with the consent of "dame Agnel ma mere dicte contesse de Toul et de dame Gile ma fome et nos enfanz...Freri, Guiet, Margarite et l’autre Margarite et per lo los de mes freres...Maheu, Freri, Horri, Jahan et Robert", by charter dated Apr 1266[1389]m firstly (before 16 May 1248) ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  "Ferris cuens de Toul et...Ovede ses fils" mortgaged "nostre contei de Toul" to “nostre...cousin et nostre seignore Maheu dus de Loregne et Merchis”, with the consent of “nos femes...Agnele et Ezabel”, by charter dated 16 May 1248[1390]m secondly (before [1258]) as her first husband, GILLETTE de Passavant, daughter of GUICHARD Seigneur de Passavant & his wife ---.  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, with the consent of "dame Agnel ma mere dicte contesse de Toul et de dame Gile ma fome et nos enfanz...Freri, Guiet, Margarite et l’autre Margarite...", by charter dated Apr 1266[1391].  She married secondly (before 13 Apr 1285, Papal dispensation 13 Jan 1292) Jean du Chastelet.  “Jehans fils monsignor Ferry dou Chastellet escuiers et dame Gill sa femme fille de monsignor Wichart signor de Passavant” exchanged her dower from “Uedon conte de Toul que ja fut mes maris” with Ferry III Duke of Lorraine “Felicitatis uxoris sue et Symonis fratris sui...domino Symone de Joinvilla”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1285[1392].  The dispensation for the marriage between “Johanne de Castelleto” and “nobili muliere Gileta de Passavant” and refers to the 3o and 4o consanguinity between the former and “quondam Oddo comes de Tullo, prior Giletæ maritus” is dated 13 Jan 1292[1393].  Eudes & his second wife had four children: 

-        SEIGNEURS de FONTENOY et de CHARMES[1394]"Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, with the consent of "dame Agnel ma mere dicte contesse de Toul et de dame Gile ma fome et nos enfanz...Freri, Guiet, Margarite et l’autre Margarite...", by charter dated Apr 1266[1395]"Ferris prevoz de seint Thiebaut de Mez et...Mahuz damoisees et...Jehanz chevaliers diz Barniers, tuit troi frere germein et...Ferris leur nies sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, for the soul of “dame Agnel nostre mere contesse de Toul qui fuit”, by charter dated Dec 1272[1396]

b)         MATHIEU de Toul (-after Dec 1272).  "Fredericus Tullensis comes" donated property to the abbey of Clairefontaine, with the consent of "Renardus frater meus, Agnes comitissa uxor mea, Odo, Matheus et Philyppus filii mei", by charter dated 1227[1397].  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine for “sire Freri mun frere chanoine Meiz”, with the consent of "... mes freres...Maheu, Freri, Horri, Jahan et Robert", by charter dated Apr 1266[1398]"Ferris prevoz de seint Thiebaut de Mez et...Mahuz damoisees et...Jehanz chevaliers diz Barniers, tuit troi frere germein et...Ferris leur nies sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, for the soul of “dame Agnel nostre mere contesse de Toul qui fuit”, by charter dated Dec 1272[1399]

c)         FERRY de Toul (-after Dec 1272).  Canon at Metz.  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine for “sire Freri mun frere chanoine Meiz”, with the consent of "... mes freres...Maheu, Freri, Horri, Jahan et Robert", by charter dated Apr 1266[1400]"Ferris prevoz de seint Thiebaut de Mez et...Mahuz damoisees et...Jehanz chevaliers diz Barniers, tuit troi frere germein et...Ferris leur nies sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, for the soul of “dame Agnel nostre mere contesse de Toul qui fuit”, by charter dated Dec 1272[1401]

d)         OLRY de Toul (-after Apr 1266).  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine for “sire Freri mun frere chanoine Meiz”, with the consent of "... mes freres...Maheu, Freri, Horri, Jahan et Robert", by charter dated Apr 1266[1402]

e)         PHILIPPE de Toul (-after 1227).  "Fredericus Tullensis comes" donated property to the abbey of Clairefontaine, with the consent of "Renardus frater meus, Agnes comitissa uxor mea, Odo, Matheus et Philyppus filii mei", by charter dated 1227[1403]

f)          JEAN de Toul (-after Dec 1272).  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine for “sire Freri mun frere chanoine Meiz”, with the consent of "... mes freres...Maheu, Freri, Horri, Jahan et Robert", by charter dated Apr 1266[1404]"Ferris prevoz de seint Thiebaut de Mez et...Mahuz damoisees et...Jehanz chevaliers diz Barniers, tuit troi frere germein et...Ferris leur nies sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, for the soul of “dame Agnel nostre mere contesse de Toul qui fuit”, by charter dated Dec 1272[1405]

g)         ROBERT de Toul (-after 1280).  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine for “sire Freri mun frere chanoine Meiz”, with the consent of "... mes freres...Maheu, Freri, Horri, Jahan et Robert", by charter dated Apr 1266[1406]

-        SEIGNEURS de MONTREUX-en-FERRETTE[1407]

2.         RENARD de Toul (-after May 1240).  Seigneur de Coussey.  “Rainaldus dominus de Cosseio” confirmed the donation of “patronatus ecclesiæ de Cosseio” made to Toul Saint-Etienne by “patre meo Mathæo comite Tullensi” by charter dated 13 Apr 1222[1408].  "Fredericus Tullensis comes" donated property to the abbey of Clairefontaine, with the consent of "Renardus frater meus, Agnes comitissa uxor mea, Odo, Matheus et Philyppus filii mei", by charter dated 1227[1409].  “Fridericus comes Tullensis...frater meus dominus Regnardus” granted privileges to the town of Mirecourt by charter dated 1234[1410].  “Dominus Regnardus de Cosseio” sold all his property “apud Cosseium” to Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine, with the consent of “uxoris mee et heredum meorum et --- comitis Tullensis”, appointing “dominum Henricum Lombardum” as fiduciary, by charter dated 14 Jun 1238[1411]

-        SEIGNEURS de COUSSEY[1412]

3.         HENRI de Toul (-after 1206).  “Henricus prædicti comite filius” witnessed a charter dated 1206 which records the sentence against Mathieu Comte de Toul relating to damage against Poussay abbey[1413]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16.  COMTES de VAUDEMONT, COMTES de SAINTOIS

 

 

A.      COMTES de SAINTOIS

 

 

The county of Saintois lay south of the county of Toul, east of Soulossois and west of Chaumontois.  It appears to have been closely associated with the county of Soulossois[1414].  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Suentisium… Solocense…" to King Ludwig[1415].  The county of Vaudémont evolved in the southern part of the county of Saintois[1416]

 

 

1.         HUGUES (-after 9 Oct 891).  Comte de Saintois.  Arnulf King of Germany donated property "in pago Sagintensi in comitatu Hugonis" to the church of Toul by charter dated 9 Oct 891[1417]

 

 

1.         RICHWIN, son of LOUIS [I] & his wife --- ([980/90]-after 1052)Comte de Saintois.  "Rainardi comitis […juniore], Conradi comitis…comite Ricuino juniore" witnessed the charter of Brunon Bishop of Toul dated 1043 which confirms the foundation of the priory of Deuilly by "Galterius de Daguliaco cum…conjugis suæ Adilæ", another version of the same document being signed by "Valtheri comitis, Rainardi comitis, Odelrici comitis, alterius Odelrici comitis…"[1418].  "Richuini comitis Segintensis, Haimonis comitis…Everardi de Sorceio…Gosberti de Asperomonte…Wiselonis fratris Theoderici Virdunensis episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1052 under which Udon Bishop of Toul regulated the avouerie of the abbey of Bleurville[1419]

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de VAUDEMONT (1)

 

 

GERARD de Lorraine, son of GERARD Duke of Upper Lorraine & his wife Hadwide --- (-1108, bur Belval).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gerardum…primus comes Wanderi Montis" as son of "Gerardus de Alsatia dux Mosellanorum"[1420].  He opposed his brother's sole succession in 1071, waged war for two years, the dispute being settled when his brother ceded him the Saintois and other territories, which became the county of Vaudémont, 14 Apr 1073.  Comte de Vaudémont.  He constructed the fortresses of Deuilly and Châtel-sur-Moselle[1421].  Pibo Bishop of Toul granted privileges to the monastery of Toul Saint-Léon and named "dux Theodericus et Simon puer eius filius, et frater ducis Gerardus comes et Renardus comes Tillensis" by charter dated 10 Oct 1091[1422].  He founded the Priory of Belval 1097.  Vogt of Lure. 

m firstly ALBERADE, daughter of --- (-12 Aug ----).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

m secondly ([1080]) HEILWIG von Egisheim, daughter of GERHARD [II] Graf von Egisheim & his wife Richarda --- (-29 Jan before 1126, bur Belval).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Gerardum…primus comes Wanderi Montis" as "filiam comitis de Daburc, neptem sancti Leonis papa" but does not name her or her father[1423].  “Helwigis comitissa, filia comitis Gerhardi de castro Egensheim…cum filiis ambobus laycis Hugone maiore et minore Udalrico” donated property to the church of Strasbourg by charter dated 1118[1424]

Gérard & his second wife had six children:

1.         HUGUES de Vaudémont (-4 Feb 1155, bur Priory of Belval, near Portieux, Vosges).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Wanderii Montis Hugonem et sororem eius Gislam" as children of "Gerardum…primus comes Wanderi Montis" & his [second] wife[1425].  He succeeded his father in 1108 as Comte de Vaudémont

-        see below.

2.         ULRIC de Vaudémont (-1143, bur Belval).  “Helwigis comitissa, filia comitis Gerhardi de castro Egensheim…cum filiis ambobus laycis Hugone maiore et minore Udalrico” donated property to the church of Strasbourg by charter dated 1118[1426].  Graf von Egisheim 1125.

3.         JUDITH de Vaudémont (-[23 Mar 1161/64]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Remiremont 1114.  Abbess of Saint Pierre in Metz 1139.

4.         ETIENNETTE de Vaudémont (-[4 Dec 1160/1188], bur Oelenberg).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  The Necrology of Basel records the death "II Non Dec" of "Stehania comitissa" and her burial "in Oelenberg"[1427]m as his second wife, FREDERIC I Comte de Ferrette, son of THIERRY de Mousson & his wife Ermentrude de Bourgogne [Comté] ([1174/78]-19 Jul [1160], bur Oelenberg).

5.         GISELE de Vaudémont (-26 Dec after 1141, bur Saint-Mihiel).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Wanderii Montis Hugonem et sororem eius Gislam" as children of "Gerardum…primus comes Wanderi Montis" & his [second] wife, specifying that Gisela was "comitissa Barri"[1428].  Her first marriage is deduced from the same source which records that "comes Raynaldus Barri" became the stepfather of "comitis Frederici Tullensis et fratrum suorum Theoderici et Wedrici" although without naming his wife[1429].  It should be noted that these two texts do not establish beyond doubt that the widow of Renier Comte de Toul was also the daughter of Gérard Comte de Vaudémont.  It is therefore not impossible that Comte Renaud married twice, firstly to Gisèle daughter of Comte Gérard, and secondly to the unnamed widow of Comte Renier.  However, no indication has yet been found in the primary sources to indicate that this is correct.  m firstly RAINARD [III] Comte de Toul, son of FREDERIC [I] Comte d'Astenois et de Toul & his wife Gertrude de Toul (-[1116/20]).  m secondly ([1120]) as his second wife, RENAUD I Comte de Bar et de Mousson, son of THIERRY de Mousson & his wife Ermentrude de Bourgogne [Comté] ([1175/77]-on ship in the Mediterranean 10 Mar 1149).

6.         HARA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Canoness [1125/51].  Abbess of Bouxières.

 

 

HUGUES [I] de Vaudémont, son of GERARD [I] de Lorraine Comte de Vaudémont & his second wife Heilwig von Egisheim (-4 Feb 1155, bur Priory of Belval, near Portieux, Vosges).  The Liber Memoriales of Remiremont records the donation of "comes Hugo de Wadoni monte concedente uxore sua" made "pro anima…patris sui comitis Ierardi"[1430].  He succeeded his father in 1108 as Comte de Vaudémont.  “Helwigis comitissa, filia comitis Gerhardi de castro Egensheim…cum filiis ambobus laycis Hugone maiore et minore Udalrico” donated property to the church of Strasbourg by charter dated 1118[1431].  Vogt of Lure.  “Hugonis comitis Vaudemontani” donated “piscationem ad Saxeium” to Toul, with the consent of “Aigelinæ coniugis suæ et Gerardi filii”, by undated charter[1432].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed rights of the abbey of Flabemont "per manum nostram comes Hugo de Wademont et uxor eius comitissa Adelina" by charter dated 1140[1433].  He participated in the Second Crusade 1147-1149 led by Louis VII King of France.  “Hugonis comitis Wadonis-montis” donated land “Hundeseise” to the church of Beaupré, with the consent of “uxoris suæ ac filiorum Gerardi et Ulrici”, by undated charter[1434].  He founded l'Abbaye de Ferrières, and in 1140 l'Abbaye Flabémont. 

m  ([1130]) AIGELINE [Aline] de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES II "Borel" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Mathilde de Mayenne ([1116]-after 1167).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, one of the sisters (named second in the list of sisters) of "Lingones…episcopus Galterus [et] episcopum Eduensem Henricum" as "mater comitis Gerardi, filii Hugonis de Wandanimonte"[1435].  “Hugonis comitis Vaudemontani” donated “piscationem ad Saxeium” to Toul, with the consent of “Aigelinæ coniugis suæ et Gerardi filii”, by undated charter[1436].   Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed rights of the abbey of Flabemont "per manum nostram comes Hugo de Wademont et uxor eius comitissa Adelina" by charter dated 1140[1437]

Comte Hugues [I] & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         GERARD [II] (-1188, bur Morimond).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, one of the sisters (named second in the list of sisters) of "Lingones…episcopus Galterus [et] episcopum Eduensem Henricum" as "mater comitis Gerardi, filii Hugonis de Wandanimonte"[1438].  “Hugonis comitis Vaudemontani” donated “piscationem ad Saxeium” to Toul, with the consent of “Aigelinæ coniugis suæ et Gerardi filii”, by undated charter[1439].  “Hugonis comitis Wadonis-montis” donated land “Hundeseise” to the church of Beaupré, with the consent of “uxoris suæ ac filiorum Gerardi et Ulrici”, by undated charter[1440].  He succeeded his father in 1155 as Comte de Vaudémont.  Pierre Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “le lieu de Tontigny auparavant appartenant à l’héritage de Morivlle...” made to Flabémont by “conte Gerard de Vauldemont”, with the consent of “Gertrude sa femme et de Hugues son filz et autres leurs héritiers...et de Odon son frère archidiacre” by charter dated 1172[1441].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “domum deportandi in banno de Cassine” made by “Girardi comitis Wadoni-montis et uxoris eius Gertrudis et fratrum eius Olrici, Rainaldi”, by charter dated 1180[1442].  “Gerardi comitis Wadanimontis” donated property to the church of Beaupré, with the consent of “fratris sui Odonis Tullensis archidiaconi”, by charter dated 1186[1443]m firstly ([1157/61]) GERTRUDE de Joinville, daughter of GEOFFROI [III] Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Félicité de Brienne (-1181 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Gaufridum, Vaslerum et Gertrudem" as children of "Gaufridum Grossum" & his wife, specifying that Gertrude was mother of "comitis Hugonis Wandanimontis"[1444].  "Gaufridus Jovisville dominus, comitis Henrici senescaldus" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1157 in which he names "pater meus Rogerus…Felicitate uxore mea et filio meo Gaufrido, filia quoque Gertrude"[1445].  The bishop of Toul confirmed the act by which "Geoffroy seigneur de Joinville", with the agreement of "Geoffroy son fils et de la comtesse de Vaudémont sa fille", founded the abbey of Ecurey, by charter dated 1168[1446].  Pierre Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “le lieu de Tontigny auparavant appartenant à l’héritage de Morivlle...” made to Flabémont by “conte Gerard de Vauldemont”, with the consent of “Gertrude sa femme et de Hugues son filz et autres leurs héritiers...et de Odon son frère archidiacre” by charter dated 1172[1447].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “domum deportandi in banno de Cassine” made by “Girardi comitis Wadoni-montis et uxoris eius Gertrudis et fratrum eius Olrici, Rainaldi”, by charter dated 1180[1448]m secondly (before 1187) HUMBELINE de Vandeuvre, widow of BARTHELEMY [II] Seigneur de Nogent-en-Bassigny, daughter of HILDUIN de Vandeuvre & his wife [Oda ---] (-19 Jun after 1205).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not been identified.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…comitissa Wadimontis...” in De Barri super Albam[1449].  Gérard [II] & his first wife had children: 

a)         HEDWIDE de Vaudémont (-).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m as his first wife, LIEBAUD [III] Seigneur de Bauffremont, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Bauffremont & his wife Hawide de Bourlémont (-after 1226).   

b)         HUGUES [II] (-20 Apr or 4 May [1241/42], bur Belval).  Pierre Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “le lieu de Tontigny auparavant appartenant à l’héritage de Morivlle...” made to Flabémont by “conte Gerard de Vauldemont”, with the consent of “Gertrude sa femme et de Hugues son filz et autres leurs héritiers...et de Odon son frère archidiacre” by charter dated 1172[1450]Comte de Vaudémont.  "Hugo comes Waudimontis" recorded a dispute between Montiéramey and "Urricum fratrem emum, de Mainillo Fulchardi" concerning property “in villa de Sephons”, and the settlement in his presence and that of “Gaufridus de Daulli frater meus”, by charter dated May 1215[1451].  “Hugo comes Vademontis” noted that “Jofridus filius meus Gondricuriæ dominus” had received “allodium de Monfort et Domanges” from Henri II Comte de Bar, with the consent of “Hugonis primogeniti mei”, by charter dated Oct 1229[1452