NAMUR

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INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.            COMTE in PAGUS LOMMENSIS. 3

Chapter 2.            COMTES de NAMUR [907]-1190. 4

BERENGAR, ROBERT I 4

ALBERT I [980]-[1010], ROBERT II, ALBERT II -[1063] 7

ALBERT III [1063]-1102. 11

GODEFROI 1102-1139, HENRI 1139-1190. 13

Chapter 3.              MARQUIS de NAMUR 1190-1263 (HAINAUT, COURTENAY) 20

BAUDOUIN I 1190-1195, PHILIPPE I 1195-1212, YOLANDE 1213-1219, PHILIPPE II 1219-1226, HENRI I 1226-1229, MARGUERITE 1229-1237, BAUDOUIN II 1237-1263. 20

Chapter 4.            COMTES de NAMUR 1263-1421 (DAMPIERRE) 24

GUY I 1263-1298. 24

JEAN I 1298-1330, JEAN II 1330-1335, GUY II 1335-1336, PHILIPPE III 1336-1337. 24

GUILLAUME I 1337-1391, GUILLAUME II 1391-1418. JEAN III 1418-1421. 27

Chapter 5.            NAMUR NOBILITY. 29

A.       FAMILY of WICBERT ABBOT of GEMBLOUX.. 29

B.       SEIGNEURS de FLORENNES (FAMILY of EBROIN) 31

C.      SEIGNEURS de FLORENNES et de RUMIGNY (FAMILY of ARNAUD) 34

D.      SEIGNEURS de HAN-sur-LIESSE.. 41

E.       SEIGNEURS de SOMBREFFE.. 42

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Namur lay within imperial jurisdiction and was part of the duchy of Lower Lotharingia.  The pagus Lommensis (Lommegau, in German) was the predecessor of the county of Namur, although it is not certain that the two were precisely co-extensive.  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…Lomensem…" to King Charles[1].  Vanderkindere suggests that the pagus Lommensis was one of the counties held by Giselbert, father of Reginar [I] Comte de Hainaut[2].  The earliest specific mention so far identified of a count in this pagus is a charter dated 884.  Thereafter, only isolated references have been found until the early 10th century.  It has not yet proved possible to prove any family relationship between the earliest counts (see Chapter 1).  Berengar, referred to in early 10th century sources as count in the pagus Lommensis, is first named as Comte de Namur in a charter dated 919.  It is assumed that he constructed the first castle at Namur, presumably at that time a mere wooden fortification, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  Flodoard's Annals record that in 960 Comte Robert I, Berengar's successor, fortified the castle of Namur against Bruno Archbishop of Köln, son of Henrich I King of Germany[3], who was Robert's suzerain in his capacity as duke of Lotharingia.  Robert I's descendants in the male line continued to rule the county of Namur until the late 12th century (see Chapter 2).  It is assumed that they were vassals of the dukes of Lower Lotharingia, after Emperor Heinrich II confirmed the establishment of this duchy in 1012, although the primary sources which confirm this have not yet been identified. 

 

Henri de Namur, son of Godefroi Comte de Namur, succeeded his maternal cousin in 1136 as Comte de Luxembourg, the latter being united with Namur after Henri succeeded his father three years later.  A succession crisis was triggered in Namur and Luxembourg after the unexpected birth in 1186 of a daughter to the septuagenarian Comte Henri, who had previously designated his brother-in-law Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut as his successor.  The matter was adjudicated by Heinrich VI King of Germany in favour of the Comte de Hainaut, and later confirmed by Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" who created him Marquis de Namur.  Under the compromise agreed in 1190, Namur was transferred immediately to Hainaut, to which the counties of Laroche and Durbuy would also revert after Comte Henri died.  The arrangement did not specify the fate of Luxembourg, but Comte Henri continued to rule this county.  The matter did not end there.  Thibaut I Comte de Bar, who married Ermensende de Luxembourg in 1197, besieged Philippe Marquis de Namur in his castle and forced the negotiation of the Treaty of Dinant (signed 26 Jul 1199), under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders and Hainaut (older brother of Marquis Philippe) inherited the larger part of the county of Namur, while Ermensende retained the counties of Luxembourg, Durbuy and Laroche, as well as that part of the county of Namur which lay on the right bank of the river Meuse.  On the death of Marquis Philippe in 1212, Namur was inherited by his sister Yolande, the wife of Pierre [II] Seigneur de Courtenay who was later elected as Pierre I Latin Emperor of Constantinople (see Chapter 3).  Four of her children succeeded successively as Marquis de Namur, until 1263 when her youngest son Baudouin, ex-Emperor of Constantinople, sold his rights to Namur to Guy de Dampierre Count of Flanders. 

 

Guy Count of Flanders appointed his son Jean as governor of the county of Namur in 1297, and transferred his rights to the county to him in 1298 (see Chapter 4).  Jean and his successors used the title "Comte de Namur".  The precise process by which the title "Marquis" ceased to be used has not yet been researched.  As the county of Namur continued to lie within imperial jurisdiction, it is unclear why use of the title would not have continued, despite the territory being held by a younger branch of the family of the counts of Flanders who were at that time vassals of the kings of France.  One possibility is that the Flemish counts did not wish the junior branch of their family to bear a title which was hierarchically superior to their own.  Jean III Comte de Namur, last legitimate descendant in the male line of Comte Jean I, sold the county of Namur to Philippe "le Bon" Duke of Burgundy 23 Apr 1421, subject to a continuing life interest.  On the death of Comte Jean in 1429, the county was incorporated into the Burgundian territories in the Low Countries which, by a twist of dynastic fate, passed to the Habsburg family as a result of the marriage in 1477 of Marie, daughter and heiress of the last Valois duke of Burgundy, to Archduke Maximilian. 

 

The families of other nobility in the county of Namur are set out in Chapter 5. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTE in PAGUS LOMMENSIS

 

 

   

1.         ROBERT, son of --- (-after [884]).  Emperor Karl III granted property "in comitatu Laumacense in villa…Merendrec" to "Sanctio" vassal of "Rotbertus comes" by undated charter, placed in the compilation with charters dated 884[4].  This document represents the earliest mention so far identified of a specific count in "comitatus Lomacensis", although the edition indicates doubts about the authenticity of the charter.  It is unclear from the text whether Count Robert was count within the territory but this is a reasonable assumption.  The onomastic connection with the later counts of Namur is obvious. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de NAMUR [907]-1190

 

 

BERENGAR, ROBERT I

 

1.         BERENGAR, son of --- ([875/85]-before 946).  The origins of Count Berengar are unknown.  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was adult when he is named in the charter dated 907 (see below).  Comte in pagus Lommensis.  "Hludouucus…rex" confirmed the donation by "bone memoriæ Kisala illustris femina" of the abbey of Fosse "in pago Lominse in comitatu Perengarii" to the church of Liège with the consent of "…Kepeharti…comitis" by charter dated 26 Oct 907 in which among "fidelium nostrum" was listed "Purchart filius Vualahonis"[5].  Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany confirmed a donation of property including "…in pago ac in comitatu Lummensi…cuius nunc adest comes Perengarius" to the church of Tongern at the request of "Kepehardus et Reginharius comites" and with the consent of "Albuini eo tempore illius comitis" by charter dated 18 Jan 908[6].  Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks restored Kloster Süsteren to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names "fidelium nostrorum…Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gislebertus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus comes, Erleboldus"[7].  "Berengarii comitis Namurcensis" subscribed a charter dated 2 Jun 919 under which Gerard de Stave donated property to the abbey of Brogne[8].  Flodoard's Annals record that "Berengarius" captured "Giselbertum" (referring to the duke of Lotharingia) and only freed him after receiving "filiis Ragenarii fratris ipsius Gisleberti" as hostages, after which Giselbert ravaged the lands of "Berengarii, Ragenariique fratris sui et Isaac comitis"[9]Count of the castle of Namur.  The Vita Gerardi Abbatis Broniense records that "comes Berengarius Nammucensi castro præsidebat" and that he took Gerard under his protection[10]m --- [von Maasgau], daughter of REGINAR [I] "Langhals" Graf `von Maasgau [Comte de Hainaut] & his wife Alberada ---.  Flodoard's Annals refer to the wife of "Berengarius" as "sororem [Gislebertum]" but do not name her[11].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[12], she was heiress of "comitatus Lomacensis".  Presumably this is suggested because both her father and her husband are recorded as counts "in pago Lominse", and on the assumption that her husband succeeded her father.  However, this assumes that the "pagus" is identical with the county, and that each pagus was ruled by only one count at any one time.  It is, however, clear from the development of the county structure in Germany that the counties were not geographically coincident with the pagi.  References to two or three different comitati within one pagus are frequent in imperial diplomas, as are references to the comitatus of a single comes spreading into more than one pagus.  It therefore appears not to be a safe assumption, in the absence of further documentary proof, that Berengar owed his position in "comitatus Lomacensis" to his wife. 

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] ([920/25]-before 981).  Robert succeeded as Comte de Namur, maybe as direct successor to Berengar as no documentary record has been found of another intervening count in the area, although this is not certain.  The earliest reference to Robert is the charter dated 2 Jun 946 under which "Rotbertus comes" donated the villa of Melin "in comitatu meo" to the abbey of Waulsort[13].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[14], Robert was the son of Berengar.  However, the only evidence so far identified that Robert may have been a descendant of Berengar is provided by the Vita Gerardi Abbatis Broniense which records that "comes Berengarius Nammucensi castro præsidebat" commenting that "cuius stirpis posteritas ibidem hactenus perstat"[15].  This convoluted reference suggests that the relationship may have been less direct than father/son: maybe Robert was Berengar's grandson, the son of Berengar's daughter.  This appears to be corroborated by the chronology of the births in the family.  If Giselbert, son of Robert [I], was born in [955/60], it is unlikely that his father was born before [920/25] at the earliest, bearing in mind that he was presumably an adult at the time of the 946 charter.  Assuming that the birth date range of Berengar is correct as shown above, Robert would most likely have been born earlier than this if he had been Berengar's son.  The fact that Robert named his second son Giselbert also suggests a family connection with Berengar, whose wife was the sister of Giselbert Duke of Lotharingia, although it is somewhat surprising that the name Berengar itself is not repeated among Robert's descendants.  Another indication of Robert's family background is provided by the Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium which names "Rotbertus…comes Namucensis" as the most powerful of the "cæteri fratres et nepotes pii patris nostri [Wicperti]", while recording that he oppressed the abbey of Gembloux[16].  If this is correct, Robert's maternal grandmother was Osburga, whose first husband was St Wicbert's father (see Chapter 5.A).  "Otto…rex" granted property "quod Ymmo in villa Castra et in pago Darnegouue ac in comitatu Rotberti comitis" to "fideli nostro Tietboldo" by charter dated 11 Jun 958[17].  Flodoard's Annals record that in 960 "Rotbertus", enemy of Bruno Archbishop of Köln (son of Henrich I King of Germany), fortified "Namuurum castrum" against the archbishop[18].  "Rotbertus comes" subscribed a charter dated 961 under which Erluin abbé of Gembloux exchanged property[19].  The Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium names "comite Roberto" and records that "Ratherius" died "apud Namurcum"[20], an event dated elsewhere to 974.  m ---.  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 is purely speculative based only on onomastics[21].  Comte Robert [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         ALBERT (-shortly before 1011).  Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981[22].  He succeeded as ALBERT I Comte de Namur

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b)         GISELBERT ([955/60]-).  The Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium records that "Gislabertus, ex quatuor comitis Roberti filiis unus" accompanied "Mathildem comitissam" to the abbey of Lobbes[23].  This event is not dated but is recorded in the Gesta several paragraphs after an event dated to 974.  His birth date range is estimated on the assumption that Giselbert was a young adult when he visited Lobbes, dated some time between 975 and 980.  Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981[24]

c)         RATBOD [Robert] .  Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981[25].    

d)         son (-[before 981]).  As the Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium records "Gislabertus, ex quatuor comitis Roberti filiis unus"[26], it is known that Comte Robert had a fourth son but no further information relating to him has been found.  He presumably died before 981 as he is not named with his brothers in the charter of that date. 

e)         [LIUTGARDE .  Vanderkindere suggests that the wife of Arnoul [II] Comte de Cambrai may have been the daughter of Robert [I] Comte de Namur, both because the couple's son was named Albert and also because Liutgarde held property at Hanret in Darnau pagus which was divided between Namur and Brabant[27].  No other information has been identified from which any alternative ancestry can be deduced for Liutgarde.  Liutgarde possessed the alleu de Hanret, Hesbaye[28].  "Arnulfus comes Valencencianensis et uxor eius Liutgardis cum filio suo Adalberto" donated property to Saint-Pierre-au-Mont-Blandin at Gent by charter dated 994[29]m ARNOUL [II] Comte de Cambrai, son of ARNOUL [I] Comte de Cambrai & his wife Berta --- (-23 Oct 1012).] 

 

 

ALBERT I [980]-[1010], ROBERT II, ALBERT II -[1063]

 

ALBERT, son of ROBERT [I] Comte de Namur & his wife --- (-shortly before 1011).  Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981[30].  He succeeded as ALBERT I Comte de Namur.  "Otto…rex" confirmed the privileges of Brogne abbey "in pago Lomacensis situm" by charter dated 992 which names "comiti…Namuci Adelberto"[31].  His date of death is suggested by a record, dated to 1011, of a monk from St Vaast d'Arras dreaming of hell where he recognised "Albertum Namucensium comitatui" being tortured, the episode being incorporated into a circular letter from Richard Bishop of Verdun to all abbeys[32].  

m (990) ERMENGARDE, daughter of CHARLES Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Carolingian] & wife Adelais de Troyes ([970/75]-after 1013).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Karolus dux" was father of "Ermengardem et Gerbergam"[33].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium, on the other hand, names "Hermegardam Namursi cometissam" as only daughter of "Ottoni duci Lotharingiæ", son of Duke Charles[34].  This appears chronologically difficult to sustain, assuming that Ermengarde was the mother of Albert's children as shown below.  It would also mean that her daughter Liutgarde could not have been the mother of Baldric [II] Bishop of Liège (see below), already tight chronologically if Ermengarde married in 990.  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ S Albani Namucensis is less specific on Ermengarde's origin when it names her son "comes Albertus secundus, ortus ex patre Lothariensi" and refers to his mother as "matre vero Francigena Ermengarde, nobilissimam Francorum regum prosapiam trahente"[35].  The date of her marriage is suggested by the fact that Richer does not name her among the children who were imprisoned with her father in 991: "Karolum…cum uxore Adelaide et filio Ludovico, et filiabus duabus, quarum altera Gerberga, altera Adelaidis dicebatur, necnon et Arnulfo nepote"[36].  This presumably indicates that her marriage predated this imprisonment.  It has been suggested that Ermengarde was Albert [I]'s second wife, considering the likely difference in their ages[37].  If this is correct, it is unlikely that there were any surviving children from his earlier marriage as Albert's successor (presumably his eldest surviving son) was the son of his surviving wife, presumably Ermengarde, as shown by the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium which records that "Rotberdo Namurcensi comite" betrayed Lambert Comte de Louvain after the battle of Hougaerde (dated to 1013) and that Lambert, captured by "Herimannum…comitem", was released after the intervention of "Rotbodi…comitis mater"[38]

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

1.         ROBERT de Namur (-before 1031).  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ S Albani Namucensis names "comes Albertus secundus, ortus ex patre Lothariensi, matre vero Francigena Ermengarde, nobilissimam Francorum regum prosapiam trahente"[39], which is assumed to indicate that Comte Albert and Ermengardis were the parents of Robert.  He succeeded as ROBERT II Comte de Namur.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "Rotberdo Namurcensi comite" betrayed Lambert Comte de Louvain after the battle of Hougaerde (dated to 1013), that Lambert was captured by "Herimannum…comitem" but released after the intervention of "Rotbodi…comitis mater"[40].  The Miracula Sancti Veroni names "comitem Ratbodum" when recording that he recovered from fever after being taken to the relics of St Veronus[41].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" brought under his protection the abbey of Saint-Jean de Florennes "in pago et in comitatu Lommensi sitam, cuius nunc comes adest Ratbodus", founded by Gerard Bishop of Cambrai, by charter dated 1018[42]m ---.  No reference has been found to the wife of Comte Robert II.  Comte Robert II & his wife had one child: 

a)         son .  The Miracula Sancti Gengulfi name "Radbodus Namurcensium comes" and record that "filio suo morte gravatu" was cured by St Gengulf[43].  No other reference has been found to this child, who presumably died young. 

2.         ALBERT de Namur (-[1063/64]).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Ermengardis" was mother of "Albertum comitem de Namuco"[44].  He succeeded his brother as ALBERT II Comte de Namur.  He founded Saint-Aubain at Namur, as shown by the Fundatio Ecclesiæ S Albani Namucensis which records "comes Albertus secundus, ortus ex patre Lothariensi, matre vero Francigena Ermengarde, nobilissimam Francorum regum prosapiam trahente" as founder of the church[45].  The Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records "bellum apud Rivoniam" in 1048 where "Albertus Namucensis" was killed by "Godefrido duce"[46]m REGELINDIS of Lower Lotharingia, daughter of GOZELON I Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his wife ---.  The Fundatio ecclesiæ Sancti Albani Namurcensis refers to the wife of "comes Albertus secundus" as "Gothelonis ducis filia" but does not name her[47].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Gosseclone ducis Lotharingie…[filia] Raelendem" as wife of "Alberto comiti"[48].  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Godefridum ducem, Odam et Regelindam" as children of "Gozelo, frater Arnulphi et Godefridi"[49].  Her birth date range is estimated from her eldest son being born before 1035.  She was given Durbuy as her dowry by her father.  Comte Albert II & his wife had two children: 

a)         ALBERT de Namur (before 10 Aug 1035-22 Jun 1102).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Albertum comitem de Namuco" was father of "Albertum et fratrem eius Heinricum comitem de Durboio"[50].  He succeeded his father as ALBERT III Comte de Namur

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b)         HENRI [I] de Namur (-after 23 Apr 1088).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Albertum comitem de Namuco" was father of "Albertum et fratrem eius Heinricum comitem de Durboio"[51].  The Chronicon Huberti names "Albertus comes Namucensis et Henricus Durboiensis", but does not specify the relationship between them[52].  Comte de Durbuy.  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed donations to St Jakob, Liège by charter dated 23 Apr 1088, at the request of "Heinrico comite de Durbui"[53].   

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3.         HADWIDE de Namur ([1005/10]-28 Jan [1080]).  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Hadewidem et Emmam de Los" as the two daughters of "Ermengardis [filiæ Karoli ducis]" and as mother of "Theodericum ducem et Gerardum comitem fratres"[54].  It is likely that Hedwig was born during that latter part of the married life of her parents, given her own death in [1080] and her father's death before 1010.  The Liber Memoriales of Remiremont records the donation of "Haduydis ducissa…consentientibus filiis suis duce Teoderico atque comite Girardo"[55].  "Hadewidis ductrix" founded the abbey of Châtenois by charter dated to after 1075, confirmed "post obitum ductricis Hadewidis" by "dux Theodericus filius eius"[56]m GERARD Duke of Upper Lotharingia, son of GERHARD Graf & his wife Gisela --- (-Remiremont [14 Apr] or 11 Aug [1070]). 

4.         [LIUTGARDE [Emma] de Namur .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Hadewidem et Emmam de Los" as the two daughters of "Ermengardis [filiæ Karoli ducis]"[57].  The primary sources are contradictory regarding the identify of Liutgarde´s husband.  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Lutgarde filia Hermegardis Namurcensis comitissæ, Ottonis prefati ducis filie" as wife of "Ottonis comitis de Los", and the couple as parents of Baldric [II] Bishop of Liège[58].  From a chronological point of view, it is impossible for a daughter of Albert I Comte de Namur and his wife Ermengarde (married in 990) to have been the mother of Baldric Bishop of Liège (installed as bishop in 1008).  Another version is provided by the Vita Arnulfi which names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis", adding that Liutgarde was the mother of "Emmonem et Ottonem fratrem eius"[59].  No primary source has so far been found which names the father of the brothers Emmo and Otto.  From a chronological point of view, it is possible that their father was Giselbert, son of Otto.  If this is correct, it is possible that Liutgarde´s husband was Giselbert Comte de Looz.  [m OTTO Comte [de Looz], son of [RUDOLF & his wife ---] (-[before 1016]).]  [m GISELBERT Comte de Looz, son of OTTO Comte [de Looz] & his wife --- (-[1044/46]).] 

5.         GODA de Namur .  The Vita Arnulfi names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis", specifying that Goda was mother of "Meinsindam matrem sancti Arnulfi episcopi Suessioniæ"[60], although this may not be a reliable source as it is inaccurate in recording the descendants of Goda's supposed sister Liutgarde.  m ---.  No indication has been found about the identity of Goda´s husband.  Goda & her husband had one child: 

a)         [MEINSINDA .  The Vita Arnulfi names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis", specifying that Goda was mother of "Meinsindam matrem sancti Arnulfi episcopi Suessioniæ"[61], although this may not be a reliable source as it is inaccurate in recording the descendants of Goda's supposed sister Liutgarde.  m FOLBERT, son of ---.  The Vita Arnulfi names "Folbertus in pago Brabantia circa fluvium Scaldum" and "nobilissima coniuge…Meinsinde" as parents of Arnoul Bishop of Soissons[62].]  Meinsinda & her husband had [one child]: 

i)          [ARNOUL (-Oudenbourg, Bruges 1087).  The Vita Arnulfi names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis", specifying that Goda was mother of "Meinsindam matrem sancti Arnulfi episcopi Suessioniæ"[63], although this may not be a reliable source as it is inaccurate in recording the descendants of Goda's supposed sister Liutgarde.  He entered the Benedictine monastery of Saint Médard at Soissons in 1060.  Bishop of Soissons 1081.  He resigned from the see, and retired to the monastery of Oudenbourg which he had founded.] 

6.         ERMENGARDE de Namur .  The Vita Arnulfi names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis"[64]

 

 

ALBERT III [1063]-1102

 

ALBERT de Namur, son of ALBERT II Comte de Namur & his wife Regilindis of Lower Lotharingia (before 10 Aug 1035-22 Jun 1102).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Albertum comitem de Namuco" was father of "Albertum et fratrem eius Heinricum comitem de Durboio"[65].  He succeeded his father in [1063/64] as ALBERT III Comte de Namur.  He claimed to succeed to the inheritance of his first cousin Godefroi III "Le Bossu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1076, challenging the succession of Godefroi de Bouillon [Boulogne] and at one point unsuccessfully besieging the castle of Bouillon.  As guardian of her interests in Lotharingia, Matilda of Tuscany granted Albert the county of Verdun which Theoderic Bishop of Verdun had bestowed on her in 1076, in order to thwart Godefroi de Bouillon´s inheritance[66].  In addition, Emperor Heinrich IV appointed Albert as vice-duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1076 to rule for his infant son Konrad, whom he had installed as Duke of Lower Lotharingia[67].  "Heinricus…tertius Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the foundation of St Jakob, Liège by "Albertus comes Nammucensium filiis [suis] Godefrido, Heinrico, Alberto" by charter dated 1 Jun 1101[68].  The Notæ Bronienses record the death in 1102 of "Albertus comes Namucensis"[69].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "X Kal Jul" of "Adalbertus comes Namurcensis"[70]

m ([1065/66]) as her second husband IDA of Saxony, widow of FREDERIC II Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Luxembourg], daughter of BERNHARD II Duke in Saxony [Billung] & his wife Eilika von Schweinfurt (-31 Jul 1102, bur Namur).  "Ida" is named as wife of "Albertus comes Namucensis" in the Chronicon Sancti Huberti, which specifies that "prius fuerat uxor ducis Frederici", but her origin is not given[71].  The Genealogia ex stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Idam Namucensem…uxorem Angelberti marchionis et Gertrudem comitissam Flandrensem" as children of "Bernardum"[72].  On her marriage, she brought her husband extensive lands north-east of the castle of Bouillon which later formed the county of Laroche[73].  According to the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, her husband's claim to Bouillon was through the property brought by his wife[74].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "II Kal Aug" of "Ida comitissa Namurcensis"[75]

Comte Albert III & his wife had five children: 

1.         GODEFROI de Namur (-19 Aug 1139).  The Chronicon Huberti names "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[76].  He succeeded his father in 1102 as GODEFROI Comte de Namur

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2.         HENRI de Namur (-before 1138).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Godefridum et Henricum comitem de Rupe" as sons of "Albertus de Namurco"[77].  Comte de Laroche. 

-        COMTES de LAROCHE

3.         FREDERIC de Namur (-22 May 1121).  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Frederici [episcopus]…frater eius Namucensis comes Godefridus"[78].  The Vita Friderici names "sancti Frederici episcopi" as son of "patre Alberto [Namucensis castelli comes], matre Ida", specifying that he was third son[79].  Orderic Vitalis records the installation of "Frederick brother of Herman count of Namur" as Bishop of Liège in Oct 1119 by Pope Calixtus II and his death less than three years later, poisoned by his rivals[80].  Bishop of Liège 1119.  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records the death "1121 VI Kal Iunii" of "episcopus Fredericus"[81]

4.         ALBERT de Namur (-shortly before 1122).  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names (in order) "Fridericum episcopum, Godefridum, Henricum et Albertum fratres" as sons of "Albertum comitem"[82].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum comitem de Namuco et comitem Albertum de Rupe et sorores eorum" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis", although it appears probable that Alberic intended to refer to "Heinricum de Rupe" instead of "Albertum" given that on a subsequent page he lists the children of "Henricum" as children of "Albertum"[83].  William of Tyre records the marriage of "fratri comitis Namura" and his installation to succeed his wife's first husband as Lord of Jaffa[84]m ([1118/19]) as her second husband, MABILE de Roucy, widow of HUGUES de Puiset Lord of Jaffa, daughter of EBLES de Ramerupt Comte de Roucy & his wife Sibylle de Apulia.  

5.         ALIX de Namur .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Alaide sorore comitis Godefridi Namucensis" as wife of "comes Otto de Cisneio"[85].  "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 Aberti comitis filiorum eius et Adadis comitissæ et Guillelmi avocati"[86].  1124.  m (before 1097) as his second wife, OTTO [II] Comte de Chiny, son of ARNOUL Comte de Chiny & his first wife Adela de Roucy (-1131 or after). 

 

 

GODEFROI 1102-1139, HENRI 1139-1190

 

GODEFROI de Namur, son of ALBERT III Comte de Namur & his wife Ida von Sachsen (-19 Aug 1139).  The Chronicon Huberti names "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[87].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Godefridum et Henricum comitem de Rupe" sons of "Albertus de Namurco", specifying that Godefroi "caruit liberis"[88].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum comitem de Namuco et comitem Albertum de Rupe et sorores eorum" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[89].  Comte de Château-Porcien 1097, by right of his first wife.  He succeeded his father in 1102 as GODEFROI Comte de Namur.  He founded Floreffe in 1121.  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[90].  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[91].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "XIV Kal Sep" in 1139 of "domini Godefridi comitis Namurcensis fundatoris hujus ecclesie"[92]

m firstly ([1087], divorced [1104]) SIBYLLE de Porcien, daughter of ROGER Comte de Château-Porcien & his wife Ermengarde ---.  The Chronicon Huberti names "filiam suo [=Rogerus Porcensium comes] Sibillam" wife of "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[93].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Sibiliam filiam comitis Rogerii Porcensis" as wife of "comes Godefridus de Namuco"[94].  She was seduced by Enguerrand de Boves Comte d´Amiens, Sire de Coucy, and fled her husband before giving birth to an illegitimate child[95].  Guibert de Nogent records that "Ingelrannus" abducted "filia…Rogeri comitis Porcensis", wife of "Namurensi…comiti Godefrido"[96]

m secondly ([1109]) as her second husband, ERMENSENDE de Luxembourg, widow of ALBERT [II] Graf von Dagsburg, daughter of CONRAD I Comte de Luxembourg & his [second] wife Clémence --- (-26 Jun 1141).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Guilelmum de Luscelenburg…et Ermensendem…et Mathildem" as children of "Conrado comiti de Luscelenburch" and his wife Ermensendis, specifying that Ermesinde was wife of "Namucensem…comitis Godefridi"[97].  Ermensende´s correct parentage is stated in the charter dated 17 Jun 1129 under which Meginher Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Schiffenberg by "Clementia…comitissa" with the consent of "filii sui Willehelmi et filie Irmesindis"[98].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ermensendem sororem comitis Guilelmi de Luscelenburg" as second wife of "comes Godefridus de Namuco"[99].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[100].  "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis" confirmed the prior donation of property to the church of Verdun Sainte-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"[101].  "Ermensendis comitissa de Muhalt, quæ uxor…comitis Alberti" founded the monastery of Saint-Victor, Huy by charter dated 1130[102].  Heiress of Luxembourg and Longwy, after the death of her nephew Comte Conrad [II] in 1136.  "Comitissa de Musal Ermensendis cum viro suo Namucensi comite Godefrido" donated property to Flône, at the request of "Guntranni et Gisle uxoris eius", by charter dated 1137[103].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "VIII Kal Jun" of "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis qui cum viro suo…comite Alberto cellam Montis Sancti Martini…confirmavit"[104]

Comte Godefroi & his first wife had two children:

1.         ELISABETH de Namur .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis" as wife of "frater…Balduini de Burgo Gervasius", specifying that her mother was "Sibilla filia comitis Rogeri Porcensis", and recording her second marriage with "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and their children "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia que ex nobili viro Philippo de Altaripa genuit Mathildem quam habuit Windus Doiscenus [Doische, Namur, Philippeville?] et de Erpens [Erpent, Namur?]"[105].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two sisters of "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as "una [uxor] dominus de Roseto, alia [uxor] domino de Spinoit", in a later passage clarifying that the two sisters were daughters of "Henrici comitis" by his first wife[106].  1141/44.  m firstly GERVAIS Comte de Rethel, son of HUGUES Comte de Rethel & his wife Mélisende de Montlhéry (-1124).  m secondly (before 1131) CLAREMBAUD de Rosoy, son of --- (-before 1158).  1141.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Raynaldum…[et] Rogerum Laundunensem episcopum et filias Alidem…Egidio de Cymaco maritatem et Annchelisam viro nobili in comitatu Namurcensi maritatam Philippo…de Altaripa" as children of "domino Rogero de Roseto" and his Namur wife, specifying that Roger married "Iuliana filia Nicholay de Ruminio" by whom he was father of "Rogerum"[107]

2.         FLANDRINE de Namur .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ysabella et Flandrina" as the two daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his first wife, specifying that Flandrina's husband was "minus nobiliter…Hugo de Spineto" by whom she was mother of "Gerardus abbas de Claromaresco et fratres eorum et sorores"[108].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two sisters of "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as "una [uxor] dominus de Roseto, alia [uxor] domino de Spinoit", in a later passage clarifying that the two sisters were daughters of "Henrici comitis" by his first wife[109].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[110], this daughter was named Cecile and her husband was Alard [II] Sire d'Epinoy et d'Antoing.  The primary source which confirms this name has not yet been identified.  However, assuming that Alberic de Trois-Fontaines correctly identifies her husband as the Sire d´Epinoy, the chronology suggests that it is more likely that he was Alard [II] rather than Hugues.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filios et filias quarum una habuit uxorem Theodericus de Anvennis" as children of "nobili apud Spinoit in Atrebathesio" & his Namur wife[111]m ALARD Sire d'Epinoy et d'Antoing, son of GUILLAUME Sire d'Epinoy & his wife --- (-1177 or after). 

Comte Godefroi & his second wife had five children:

3.         ALBERT de Namur ([1109/10]-after 7 Jan 1125).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Henricum…et Albertum qui iuvenis decessit" as the two sons of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife[112].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[113].  "Godefridus comes Namucensis et Ermensindis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Floreffe with the consent of "filiis suis Alberto et Heinrico…" by charter dated 7 Jan 1125[114], this text suggesting that Albert was the older son. 

4.         HENRI de Namur (1111-14 Aug 1196, bur Abbaye de Floreffe).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Henricum…et Albertum qui iuvenis decessit" as the two sons of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife[115].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[116].  "Godefridus comes Namucensis et Ermensindis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Floreffe with the consent of "filiis suis Alberto et Heinrico…" by charter dated 7 Jan 1125[117].  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[118].  He succeeded his first cousin (on his mother's side) in 1136 as HENRI Comte de Luxembourg.  He succeeded his father in 1139 as HENRI I "l'Aveugle" Comte de Namur, de Laroche et de Durbuy.  He marched against Adalberon Archbishop of Trier in 1141, was excommunicated and lost Luxembourg territory when the archbishop counter-attacked, although peace was finally signed in Speyer in 1146[119].  He also challenged the authority of the Bishop of Liège, attacking the château de Bouillon which the bishop claimed from the counts of Bar, but was defeated in 1151 at Andenne by the forces of Bishop Henri de Leyon[120].  He named his brother-in-law Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut as his heir in Namur and Luxembourg, the latter's son Baudouin V assuming the position of designated successor after his father's death[121].  Comte Henri lost his sight in 1182[122].  After the unexpected birth of his daughter in 1186, Comte Henri revoked his assurance to Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut concerning the succession and betrothed the infant to Henri II Comte de Champagne.  In 1188, Comte Henri was obliged to reinstate Baudouin as his heir after a verdict in the latter's favour from Heinrich VI King of Germany.  Comte Baudouin attacked Namur, captured Comte Henri and obtained a confirmation of his position from Emperor Friedrich I who also secretly created him Marquis de Namur.  Under a compromise reached in 1190, Baudouin received Namur immediately, with the expectation of Laroche and Durbuy after the death of Henri who received the revenues of these two counties for life; the fate of Luxembourg was not mentioned.  The creation of the Marquisate of Namur was announced at Worms in 1190, at which time Comte Henri retired to Luxembourg where he continued to rule as count[123].  He made a last attempt to recover Namur in 1194 but was defeated at Noville-sur-Mehaigne[124].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "III Non Feb" of "Henrici comitis fundator ecclesie Sennensis"[125]m firstly ([1152/59], divorced 1163) as her fourth husband, LAURETTA de Flandre, widow firstly of IWAN Graaf van Aalst, secondly of HENDRIK II Duke of Limburg, and thirdly of RAOUL [I] "le Vaillant" Comte de Vermandois, daughter of THIERRY Count of Flanders & his first wife Swanhilde --- ([1120]-Abbaye de Voorst, near Brussels 1170).  The Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin records that Count Thierry "ex priori uxore unicam tantum filiam habuit quam Ivanus de Alosto postea sortitus est in conjugium" but does not give her name[126].  The Flandria Generosa names "Laurentiam" as the only daughter of "comitissa etiam Suanildis", specifying that her marriage with "dux de Lemburg" was terminated on grounds of consanguinity, that she subsequently married "Iwanus de Alst", and after the latter's death "Rodulfo comiti Peronensi" and "comiti de Namur", although this switches her first and second husbands[127].  She left her fourth husband before [1163] and refused to return to him despite being excommunicated by the bishop of Cambrai.  She became a nun at Voorst.  m secondly (1168) AGNES van Gelre, daughter of HENDRIK Graaf van Gelre & his wife Agnes von Arnstein (-24 Jan ----, bur Echternach).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1193 records the marriage of "Henrici comitis ceci" and "Agnate sorore comitis de Gelre"[128].  In a later passage, the same source names "Agneta…comitissa de Luscelenborch" as sister of "soror comitis de Gelderland", who was the mother of "domnus Engelbertus filius comitis Engelberti de Monte Veteri frater comitis Adolfi", specifying that she was mother of "Ermensindis relicta comitis Barri uxor Waleranni"[129].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Agnetam filiam Henrici…comitis de Ghelre" as wife of "Henricus comes Namurci et Luscelenborch"[130].  She left her husband, entered a convent and refused to return to him despite his appeal to Pope Alexander III[131].  A reconciliation was negotiated in 1185 by the Archbishop of Köln, Philippe Count of Flanders and Godefroi Duke of Brabant, anxious to ensure that Namur and Luxembourg was not inherited by Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut (the nominated successor of Comte Henri)[132].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "IX Kal Feb" of "Agnetis comitisse de Gelra"[133].  Comte Henri & his second wife had one child:

a)         ERMENSENDE de Namur (Jul 1186-12 Feb 1247, bur Clairefontaine, near Arlon[134]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the birth in Jul 1186 of "Ermensendem" daughter of "comes Namurcensis Henricus" and his wife Agnes[135].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the betrothal in 1187 of "Ermensendis" and "comiti Campanensi Henrico"[136].  Her first betrothal was arranged by Comte Henri in order to guarantee a suitably strong protector for his daughter in light of his dispute with Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut regarding the eventual succession to his counties but the arrangement was discontinued after the 1190 imperial decision in favour of Comte Baudouin[137].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1193 records the marriage of "Theobaldus comes Barrensis" and "filiam Henrici comitis ceci…Ermensendem"[138].  She succeeded her father in 1196 as ERMENSENDE Ctss de LuxembourgHer first husband bought the counties of Luxembourg, Durbuy and Laroche, with the approval of Philipp King of Germany, and besieged Philippe Marquis de Namur in his castle at Namur, which forced the negotiation of the 1199 treaty of Dinant[139].  Under the treaty, signed 26 Jul 1199, Baudouin IX Count of Flanders and Hainaut inherited Namur, while Ermesinde retained Luxembourg, Durbuy, Laroche and that part of Namur which lay on the right bank of the river Meuse[140].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "seniori Walerano filio Henrici" as second husband of "Ermensende filia Henrici ceci comitis Namucensis"[141].  She received Arlon as her jointure on her second marriage[142]Betrothed (1187) to HENRI II Comte de Champagne, son of HENRI I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne & his wife Marie de France (29 Jul 1166-Acre 10 Sep 1197).  m firstly (1197) as his third wife, THIBAUT I Comte de Bar, son of RENAUD II Comte de Bar & his wife Agnes de Blois ([1160]-12/13 Feb 1214, bur Saint-Mihiel).  m secondly ([Feb/May] 1214) as his second wife, WALERAN de Limbourg Seigneur de Montjoie, son of HENDRIK III Duke of Limburg & his wife Sophie von Saarbrücken (-Cremona 2 Jul 1226, bur Rode Abbey).  He succeeded in 1221 as WALERAN IV Duke of Limburg

5.         CLEMENCE de Namur (-28 Dec 1158).  The Genealogia Zaringorum names "Clementia de nobilissuma progenie Francorum de castro…Nammecensi" as wife of "Conradus", specifying that she was buried in the same tomb as her husband[143].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "ducissa Cyringie…Beatrix…Alidis…" as the three daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his second wife[144].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the three daughters of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife as "ducissam…Ciringiorum et comitissam de Retest et…Alidem comitissam Hanoniensem"[145].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[146].  While all these sources indicate that Clémence was the oldest of the three sisters, their brother Henri named the husband of his sister Alix as his heir.  No record has yet been identified of the dukes of Zähringen challenging this succession arrangement on the grounds of seniority.  The necrology of St Peter im Schwarzwald records the death "V Kal Jan" of "Clementia ductrix"[147]m ([1130]) KONRAD Herzog von Zähringen, son of BERTHOLD II Herzog von Zähringen [formerly Duke of Swabia] & his wife Agnes von Rheinfelden ([1095]-8 Jan 1152, bur St Peter im Schwarzwald).

6.         BEATRIX de Namur (-1160).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "unam filiarum supradicti comitis Namurensis [=comitis Godefridi] Beatricem" as wife of "castellanum Guitherum…Vitriaci", and in a later passage naming (in order) "ducissa Cyringie…Beatrix…Alidis…" as the three daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his second wife, clarifying that Beatrix married "comiti Guithero Reytestensi"[148].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the three daughters of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife as "ducissam…Ciringiorum et comitissam de Retest et…Alidem comitissam Hanoniensem"[149]m ITHIER Comte de Rethel, son of EUDES de Vitry Châtelain de Vitry, Comte de Rethel & his wife Mathilde Ctss de Rethel (-1170). 

7.         ALIX de Namur (-end Jul 1169).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "ducissa Cyringie…Beatrix…Alidis…" as the three daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his second wife[150].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as wife of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis, Balduini comitis et Yolendis comitisse filiuis", in a later passage specifying that she was one of the daughters of her father's second marriage[151].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[152].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Alithiam" sister of "Godefridus frater Henricum", specifying that she married "Hainoensi comiti Balduino"[153], although it is chronologically impossible for Alice to have been the sister of Godefroi.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis refers to the wife of Count Baudouin as "comitis Namucensis germanam"[154]m ([1130]) BAUDOUIN IV Comte de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut & his wife Yolande van Gelre ([1110]-6/8 Nov 1171).  His brother-in-law Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg named Comte Baudouin as his heir, the right to this prospective inheritance passing to his son Comte Baudouin V after he died in 1171[155]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    MARQUIS de NAMUR 1190-1263 (HAINAUT, COURTENAY)

 

 

BAUDOUIN I 1190-1195, PHILIPPE I 1195-1212, YOLANDE 1213-1219, PHILIPPE II 1219-1226, HENRI I 1226-1229, MARGUERITE 1229-1237, BAUDOUIN II 1237-1263

 

BAUDOUIN de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alice de Namur (1150-Mons 17 Dec 1195).  He succeeded his father in 1171 as BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut, and as heir to Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg (see above).  After the unexpected birth in 1186 of Ermensende, daughter of Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg, the latter revoked his assurance concerning Baudouin's succession in these two counties.  In 1188, Comte Henri was obliged to reinstate Baudouin as his heir after a verdict in the latter's favour from Heinrich VI King of Germany.  Comte Baudouin attacked Namur, captured Comte Henri and obtained a confirmation of his position from Emperor Friedrich I who also secretly created him Marquis de Namur.  Under a compromise reached in 1190, Baudouin received Namur immediately, and the expectation of Laroche and Durbuy after the death of Henri; the fate of Luxembourg was not mentioned.  The creation of the Marquisate of Namur, and the elevation of Baudouin as Marquis de Namur, was announced at Worms in 1190[156].  He succeeded as BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders 1 Mar 1192, by right of his wife. 

1.         other children: see FLANDERS

2.         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut (Jul 1171-in prison in Bulgaria 11 Jun 1205).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the birth "1171 mense Iulio…Valencenis" of "filium…Balduinum" to "Balduinus [et] Margharetam…Mathie comitis Boloniensis sororem"[157].  He succeeded his mother in 1194 as BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders, and his father in 1195 as BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut.  

-        COUNTS of FLANDERS

3.         YOLANDE de Flandre ([1175]-Constantinople 24 or 26 Aug 1219).  The Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii names "Petro Autisiodorensi comite et uxore sua Yolende, sorore istius Philippi [comes Namurcensis]"[158].  She succeeded her brother in 1213 as YOLANDE Marquise de Namur.  She was crowned Empress of Constantinople with her husband by the Pope 9 Apr 1217 at Rome[159].  She was appointed regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople after arriving safely by sea in 1217, in the absence of her husband whose fate at that time was unknown.  She was able to stop the attacks of Theodoros Emperor of Nikaia, and arranged his marriage to her daughter Marie to seal the peace which was agreed[160]m (contract 24 Jul 1193, Soissons 1 Jul 1193) as his second wife, PIERRE [II] Seigneur de Courtenay, Comte de Nevers et d'Auxerre, son of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay Dame de Courtenay ([1155]-Epirus after Jun 1219).  He succeeded as Marquis de Namur in 1213, by right of his second wife.  He was elected to succeed his brother-in-law Henri de Flandres in 1216 as PIERRE I Emperor of Constantinople

a)         other children: see LATIN EMPERORS of CONSTANTINOPLE

b)         MARGUERITE [Sibylle] de Courtenay ([1194]-Marienthal convent 17 Jul 1270, bur Marienthal).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "secundam filiarum eius [Namucensis comitis Petri] Sibiliam" as the wife firstly of "Radulfus de Essolduno in Bituria" and secondly of "comes Heinricus de Vienne et Ardenna".  He also cites her supposed third marriage to "Lascarus Grecus…imperator Nicee", but is here confusing her with her younger sister Marie[161].  She succeeded her first husband in 1216 as Dame de Châteauneuf-sur-Cher et de Mareuil-en-Berry.  She took possession of Namur as MARGUERITE Marquise de Namur in 1229 on the death of her brother Henri, but was obliged to transfer it to her brother Baudouin in 1237.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that, on the death in 1229 of "comite Namucensi Henrici puero", his sister "Sibilia comitissa Vienne" occupied "castrum Namuci" against the competing claim of Fernando Count of Flanders[162].  "Henricus marchio Namucensis et Viennæ comes et Margarita marcionissa et comitissa uxor eius" confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Grandpré by "prædecessoris ac fratris nostri Philippi bonæ memoriæ" by charter dated Aug 1231[163].  She was obliged to transfer Namur to her brother Baudouin in 1237.  "Henricus et Margarita comitissa Viennensis" founded a monastery at Vianden, with the consent of "Philippi nostri primogeniti", as well as anniversaries for themselves "et filiorum nostrorum…Friderici et Philippi", by charter dated Jun 1248[164].  She became a nun at the convent of Marienthal near Luxembourg after the death of her second husband[165]m firstly ([1210]) RAOUL [III] Sire d'Issoudun, son of EUDES [III] Sire d'Issoudun & his wife Alix de Montbard (-1 Mar 1216).  m secondly (1216) HEINRICH [I] Graf von Vianden, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Vianden & his wife Mechtild von der Neuerburg (-Palestine 19 Nov 1253[166]).  He succeeded as Marquis de Namur from 1229 to 1237, by right of his wife. 

c)         PHILIPPE [III] "à la Lèvre" de Courtenay (1195-killed in battle Saint-Flour en Auvergne 1226, bur Abbaye de Vaucelles, near Cambrai).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Philippus dictus de labra comes Namucensis" as first of the four son of "comitis Petris"[167].  He succeeded in 1216 as Seigneur de Courtenay et de Montargis, when his father was elected Emperor of Constantinople, remaining in France while the other members of his family travelled eastwards.  His parents installed him as regent of Namur in 1217[168].  He succeeded as PHILIPPE II Marquis de Namur in 1219 on the death of his mother.  When his father died, he refused to leave France for Constantinople to claim the imperial throne[169].  He was killed at the siege of Saint-Flour.  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1226 of "Philippus comes Namurcensis" during an expedition against the Albigeois[170]

d)         HENRI de Courtenay ([1206]-1229).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricus comes Namucensis" as third of the four son of "comitis Petris"[171].  He succeeded his older brother in 1226 as HENRI I Marquis de Namur.  He succeeded his older brother Emperor Robert in 1228 as Seigneur de Courtenay et de Montargis, but renounced the imperial throne[172]

e)         BAUDOUIN de Courtenay (Constantinople [late 1217/early 1218]-Naples 1273 after 15 Oct, bur Barletta).  William of Tyre (Continuator) specifies that the wife of Pierre de Courtenay gave birth to a son soon after arriving in Constantinople[173].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "iuvenis Balduinus qui modo est imperator" as youngest of the four son of "comitis Petris"[174].  He succeeded his brother in 1228 as BAUDOUIN II Emperor of Constantinople.  While in France, he took possession of Courtenay and his other lands in France and obliged his sister Marguerite to transfer Namur to him in 1237, succeeding as BAUDOUIN II Marquis de Namur[175].  He sold his rights to Namur 20 Mar 1263 to Guy de Dampierre, later Count of Flanders[176]

-        LATIN EMPERORS of CONSTANTINOPLE

4.         PHILIPPE de Hainaut (Valenciennes Mar 1174-15 Oct 1212, bur Namur, cathédrale de Saint-Aubin).  The Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii records the death of "Philippus comes Namurcensis…frater Elizabeth regine Francorum et Balduini Flandrensis et Haionensis comitis" and his burial in "ecclesie sancti Albani in Namuco"[177].  He succeeded as PHILIPPE I "le Noble" Comte de Namur in 1195, under the will of his father.  Emperor Heinrich VI King of Germany transformed Namur into a Marquisate in 1196.  Marquis Philippe was captured by the French in 1199, his brother Count Baudouin being obliged to agree the Treaty of Péronne to secure his release[178].  He was a member of the council of regency in Flanders during the absence of his brother Count Baudouin IX on Crusade, and during the minority of his niece Ctss Jeanne until Jan 1212.  He swore allegiance to Philippe II King of France in 1206, his marriage to the king's daughter being arranged at the same time[179].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VIII Id Oct" of "Philippus comes Namurcensis" who donated "ecclesiam de Flavion"[180]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    COMTES de NAMUR 1263-1421 (DAMPIERRE)

 

 

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

 

 

GUY I 1263-1298

 

GUY de Dampierre, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders ([1225/26]-Compiègne 7 Mar 1305, bur Abbaye de Flines, near Douai).  William of Tyre (Continuator) specifies that the wife of Pierre de Courtenay gave birth to a son soon after arriving in Constantinople[181].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "iuvenis Balduinus qui modo est imperator" as youngest of the four son of "comitis Petris"[182].  He succeeded his brother in 1251 as GUY joint Count of Flanders.  He bought the rights to Namur 20 Mar 1263 from Baudouin II titular Emperor of Constantinople[183].  He succeeded as sole Count of Flanders on the abdication of his mother 29 Dec 1278.   

1.         other children: see FLANDERS

2.         JEAN de Flandre (1267-10 Feb 1330, Bruges, église des Cordeliers)His parentage is confirmed by the Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the marriage in 1308 of "Johannes de Namursio filius Guidonis Flandrensis comitis"[184]His father appointed him as Governor of the County of Namur at Gent 5 Nov 1297, then ceded his rights to the county 2 Oct 1298, whereby he became JEAN I Comte de Namur

-        see below

 

 

JEAN I 1298-1330, JEAN II 1330-1335, GUY II 1335-1336, PHILIPPE III 1336-1337

 

JEAN de Flandre, son of GUY Count of Flanders & his second wife Isabelle de Luxembourg Ctss de Namur (1267-10 Feb 1330, Bruges, église des Cordeliers).  The Chronique Normande names "Jehan, Guy et Henry" as the three sons of "conte en Flandres…Guy de Dampierre" by his second wife "fille au conte de Luxembourg"[185]His parentage is confirmed by the Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the marriage in 1308 of "Johannes de Namursio filius Guidonis Flandrensis comitis"[186]His father appointed him as governor of the county of Namur at Gent 5 Nov 1297, then ceded his rights to the county 2 Oct 1298, whereby he became JEAN I Comte de Namur.  His Flanders militia won the battle of Courtrai 11 Jul 1302, but was beaten at Mons-en-Pévèle in 1304.  Regent of Flanders 1302-1305.  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "IV Id Feb" in 1330 of "Johannis de Flandria comitis Namurcensis"[187]

Betrothed (Sep 1290) to BLANCHE de France, daughter of PHILIPPE III "le Hardi" King of France & his second wife Marie de Brabant (1278-Vienna 14 Mar 1306, bur Vienna, Minoritenkirche). 

m firstly (1307) MARGUERITE de Clermont, daughter of ROBERT de France Comte de Clermont et Sire de Bourbon & his wife Béatrix dame de Bourbon (1289-Paris Jan 1309, bur Paris, église des Jacobins).  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1308 of "Johannes de Namursio filius Guidonis Flandrensis comitis" and "filiam Roberti comitis Clarimontis"[188].  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the burial "circa Purificationem beatæ Virginis...Parisius" in 1308 of "filia Roberti comitis Clari-Montis uxor Johannis de Namursio"[189]

m secondly (contract Paris 6 Mar 1310, confirmed Poissy Jan 1313) MARIE d'Artois, daughter of PHILIPPE d’Artois [Capet] Seigneur de Conches & his wife Blanche de Bretagne (1291-Wijnendael 22 Jan 1365, bur Namur, église des Cordeliers).  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records that "Johannis de Namursio" married "filiam dominæ Blanchæ de Britannia" after the death of his first wife[190]Her husband granted her as dowry the castle of Wijnendael in Flanders, ratified by the Count of Flanders in 1313.  She acquired the château de Poilvache from Jean de Luxembourg King of Bohemia 20 Feb 1342, and transferred it to her son Guillaume Comte de Namur 11 Sep 1353.  "Marie d´Artoys contesse de Namur" acknowledged repayment of a loan from the mayor of Namur by charter dated 8 Sep 1343[191].  "Guillelmes contes de Namur" acknowledged receiving repayment of a debt due to "nostre…mère madame Marie d´Artois contesse de Namur et dame dele Escluze en Flandre" by the commune of Namur by charter dated 30 Dec 1356[192]

Comte Jean & his second wife had eleven children:

1.         JEAN de Namur ([1310/12]-2 Apr 1335, bur Kloster Spaltheim).  He succeeded his father in 1330 as JEAN II Comte de Namur.  

2.         GUY de Namur ([1311/13]-12 Mar 1336).  He succeeded his brother in 1335 as GUY II Comte de Namur

3.         HENRI de Namur ([1312/13]-8 Oct 1333).  Canon at Chartres Cathedral.  Canon at Cambrai Cathedral 1324.  Canon at Chalon-sur-Marne and Reims 1325. 

4.         BLANCHE de Namur (-Copenhagen Autumn 1363).  She was accused by the noblewoman Birgitta Birgersdatter (St Birgitta) of having poisoned the latter's son, her innocence of the crime only being proved at the end of the 18th century[193].  She lived at Tønsberghus castle in Norway from 1358, because of the political situation in Sweden, and administered the fiefs of Vestfold and Skienssysla[194]m (Bohus Castle 5 Nov 1335) MAGNUS II King of Sweden and Norway, son of ERIK Magnusson of Sweden Duke in Södermanland & his wife Ingeborg of Norway (1316-drowned near Bergen 1 Dec 1374, bur Varnhem Abbey).  He was deposed in 1344 as King of Norway, and in 1363 as King of Sweden.   

5.         PHILIPPE de Namur ([1319]-murdered Famagusta Sep 1337).  He succeeded his brother in 1336 as PHILIPPE III Comte de Namur.  "Philippus comes Namucensis" donated property to St Alban, in accordance with the testament of "frater noster dominus Guido quondam comes Namucensis", by charter dated 23 Jun 1336[195]

6.         MARIE de Namur (1322-before 29 Oct 1357)m firstly ([1335/36]) HEINRICH [II] Graf von Vianden, son of PHILIPP [II] Graf von Vianden & his wife Adelheid von Arnsberg (-murdered Famagusta Sep 1337).  m secondly (1340, dispensation 9 Sep 1342) THIBAUT de Bar Seigneur de Pierrepont, son of ERARD de Bar Seigneur de Pierrepont et d'Ancerville & his wife Isabelle de Lorraine (-[2 Jul 1353/6 Jul 1354]).  

7.         MARGUERITE de Namur ([1323]-13 Sep 1383).  Nun at Peteghem.  

8.         GUILLAUME de Namur (1324-1 Oct 1391, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).  He succeeded his brother in 1337 as GUILLAUME I "le Riche" Comte de Namur

-        see below

9.         ROBERT de Namur ([1325]-[1/29] Apr 1391).  Seigneur de Beaufort-sur-Meuse et de Renaix.  "Guillaumes contes de Namur, Robers ses…frères sires de Bealfort" acknowledged a debt by charter dated 15 Dec 1356[196].  Marshal of Brabant.  m firstly (dispensation 18 Oct 1354) ISABELLE de Hainaut, daughter of GUILLAUME III Comte de Hainaut [WILLEM III Count of Holland] & his wife Jeanne de Valois ([1323]-3 Jun 1361).  Froissart records that "le conte de Hainau…[sa fille] maisnée Yzabel" married "messire Robert de Namur et fu dame de Renais en Flandres et de Bieaufort sur Meuse" long after the death of her father[197]m secondly (4 Feb 1380) as her first husband, ISABEAU de Melun heiress of Viane, daughter of HUGUES de Melun Seigneur d'Antoing (-1409).  She married secondly ([1394]) Bertrand de la Boverie (-5 Apr 1425), who became avoué of Liège 1413/25.  Robert had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

a)         ROBERT .  1363/94.  Provost of St Lambert at Liège 1381.  Canon at Cambrai Cathedral 1387.  

b)         PHILIPPE .  1403.  Canon of St Pierre at Lille and of Ste Marie at Courtrai. 

10.      LOUIS de Namur ([1325]-[1378/86]).  Seigneur de Peteghem et de Bailleul.  Flemish counsellor.  Governor of Namur 1351.  m (17 May 1365) ISABELLE de Roucy Dame de Roucy, daughter and heiress of ROBERT II Comte de Roucy & his wife Marie d'Enghien (-after 1396). 

11.      ELISABETH de Namur (1329-Heidelberg 29 Mar 1382, bur Heidelberg Franciscan Kloster).  The necrology of Neustadt records the death 29 Mar 1382 of "Elizabeth comitissa de Namen, nata de domo Franciæ, uxor Ruperti senioris, electoris imperii, comitis palatini Reni, fundatoris huius ecclesiæ"[198]m ([Autumn 1350/Summer 1358]) as his first wife, RUPPRECHT I "der Rote" Pfalzfgraf bei Rhein, son of RUDOLF I joint Duke of Upper Bavaria and joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his wife Mechtild von Nassau (Wolfratshausen 9 Jun 1309-Neustadt 16 Feb 1390, bur Neustadt St Aegidius). 

 

 

GUILLAUME I 1337-1391, GUILLAUME II 1391-1418. JEAN III 1418-1421

 

GUILLAUME de Namur, son of JEAN I Comte de Namur & his second wife Marie d'Artois (1324-1 Oct 1391, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).  He succeeded his brother in 1337 as GUILLAUME I "le Riche" Comte de Namur.  His mother granted him the château de Poilvache 11 Sep 1353.  "Guillaumes contes de Namur, Robers ses…frères sires de Bealfort" acknowledged a debt by charter dated 15 Dec 1356[199].  "Guillelmes contes de Namur" acknowledged receiving repayment of a debt due to "nostre…mère madame Marie d´Artois contesse de Namur et dame dele Escluze en Flandre" by the commune of Namur by charter dated 30 Dec 1356[200].  

m firstly (before 13 Feb 1348) as her second husband, JEANNE de Beaumont, widow of LOUIS de Châtillon Comte de Blois, daughter of JEAN d'Avesnes Seigneur de Beaumont [Hainaut] & his wife Marguerite de Nesle Ctss de Soissons (1323-[16/31] Dec 1350).  She succeeded her mother in 1350 as Ctss de Soissons and Dame de Chimay. 

m secondly (Mar 1352) as her third husband, CATHERINE de Savoie, widow firstly of AZZONE Visconti Lord of Milan and secondly of RAOUL [II] de Brienne Comte d'Eu et de Guines, daughter of LOUIS [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his wife Isabelle de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] (-18 Jun 1388, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).  This marriage is confirmed by an agreement between "Beatrisina di Savoia Vedova di Gaufredo Signore di Clermont" and "Guglielmo Signore di Namur e Cattarina di Savoia sua Consorte figlia di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" dated 10 Mar 1356 which concerns the former's renunciation of property connected with her dowry[201].  The date of her third marriage is indicated by a charter dated 10 Mar 1352 under which "Guillermus comes Namurcensis dominus Vuaudi" issued an arbitral decision relating to a dispute between the chapter of Lausanne and "dominum Iohannem condominium Albone militem"[202] 

Comte Guillaume I & his first wife had one child:

1.         daughter (-young). 

Comte Guillaume I & his second wife had four children:

2.         MARIE de Namur (-11 Aug 1412)m firstly ([22 Aug 1370]) GUY [II] de Châtillon Comte de Soissons, son of LOUIS [I] de Châtillon Comte de Blois & his wife Jeanne de Beaumont [Hainaut] (-22 Dec 1397).  Comte de Blois 1381.  m secondly CLIGNET de Breban (-1428). 

3.         GUILLAUME de Namur (22 Jan 1355-10 Jan 1418).  "Guillaumes aisnés filz le conte de Namur" acknowledged a debt due to "nostre…père" by charter dated 13 Apr 1384[203].  Seigneur de Béthune.  "Guilleames aisneit fils du conte de Namur sires de Béthune et Johans ses frères sires de Winendalles" issued an arbitral sentence by charter dated 21 Feb 1389[204].  He succeeded his father in 1391 as GUILLAUME II Comte de Namur.  Seigneur de Bethune.  The church of Namur Saint-Pierre acknowledged receipt of a bequest of jewels and relics made by "nostre…seigneur…Guillaumez de Flandres…ou tamps de sa vie conte de Namur, seigneur de Béthune, de Bailloel et de Petenghien en Flandres" from "madame Johanne de Harrecourt contesse et dame desdis lieux sa femme" by charter dated 6 Feb 1418[205]m firstly (Namur 2 Aug 1384) MARIE de Bar, daughter of ROBERT I Duke of Bar & his wife Marie de France (Pont-à-Mousson Mar 1374-).  m secondly (1393) JEANNE d´Harcourt Dame de Montaigle, daughter of JEAN [III] Comte d'Harcourt et d'Aumâle & his wife Catherine de Bourbon (1372-16 Apr 1443).  The church of Namur Saint-Pierre acknowledged receipt of a bequest of jewels and relics made by "nostre…seigneur…Guillaumez de Flandres…ou tamps de sa vie conte de Namur, seigneur de Béthune, de Bailloel et de Petenghien en Flandres" from "madame Johanne de Harrecourt contesse et dame desdis lieux sa femme" by charter dated 6 Feb 1418[206].  Dame de Béthune 1418. 

4.         son (-young). 

5.         JEAN de Namur (-1 Mar 1429).  "Guilleames aisneit fils du conte de Namur sires de Béthune et Johans ses frères sires de Winendalles" issued an arbitral sentence by charter dated 21 Feb 1389[207].  Seigneur de Wynendaele, de Renaix, de Walcourt, de Beaufort-sur-Marne et de Peteghem.  He succeeded his brother in 1418 as JEAN III Comte de Namur.  He sold Namur to Philippe "le Bon" Duke of Burgundy 23 Apr 1421, subject to a life interest.  Comte Jean III had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:  

a)         CATHERINEm JEAN dit Bureal de Juppleu Seigneur de Gesves. 

b)         PHILIPPE [I] de Namur (-[31 Dec 1449/6 Feb 1450])Seigneur de Dhuy et de Bayart 1420.  m (22 Jan 1422) MARIE de Dongelberg, daughter of JEAN de Dongelberg Seigneur de Longchamp.  Philippe & his wife had children: 

-        de NAMUR, SEIGNEURS DE DHUY, VICOMTES d'ELZEES, VICOMTES de NAMUR[208].    

c)          JEAN de Namur (-before 28 Dec 1505).  1437/1502.  Seigneur de Trivières.  m firstly (23 Oct 1449) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Barbançon dite de Donstienne, widow of LEON de Sart, daughter of GUY de Barbançon & his wife Marie de Roisin.  m secondly (before 25 Feb 1497) JEANNE d'Emeries, daughter of JEAN d'Emeries & his wife ---.  1502.  Jean & his first wife had children: 

-        de NAMUR, SEIGNEURS DE TRIVIERES[209].    

Comte Guillaume I had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

6.          JEAN de Namur .  1362/79.  Canon of St Donat at Bruges 1362.  Canon at Walcourt 1363/79.  Canon of St Lambert at Liège 1378.  

7.          GUILLAUME de Flandre .  Canon of Notre Dame at Huy.  m (dispensation 22 Feb 1391) JEANNE de Hazecourt, daughter of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    NAMUR NOBILITY

 

 

A.      FAMILY of WICBERT ABBOT of GEMBLOUX

 

 

1.         RODINGUS .  The Vita Wicberti names "avum Rodingum et aviam Gislam" as grandparents of Wicbert[210]m GISELA, sister of OILBALD, daughter of ---.  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation of the monastery of Gembloux by charter dated 20 Sep 946 which names "Wichpertus…nepotem suum Uuihpertum…avia sua Gisla…vir suus Rothingus…fratre suo Oilboldo"[211].  Rodingus & his wife had two children: 

a)         LIETARD .  The Vita Wicberti names "patrem…Lietoldum et matrem Osburgam" as parents of Wicbert[212]m as her first husband, OSBURGA, daughter of ---.  The Vita Wicberti records that Wicbert's mother, after the death of his father, married four times and had many children, among whom "Hellinum…Oilbaldum, Raginardum, Dodam", whose descendants prospered and belonged to the nobility in Lotharingia[213].  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium records that "Raginardus…frater domni Wicperti" donated property in Gandrinul to "sancto Petro"[214].  Lietard & his wife had two children: 

i)          WICBERT (-Gorze 962, bur Gembloux).  The Vita Wicberti names "domnum Wicbertum et Renuidem eius germanam" as the children of Lietold & his wife, specifying that Wicbert was born "in pago Darnuensi"[215].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation of the monastery of Gembloux by charter dated 20 Sep 946 which names "Wichpertus…nepotem suum Uuihpertum…avia sua Gisla…vir suus Rothingus…fratre suo Oilboldo"[216].  The Historia Elevationis Sancti Wicberti records that Wicbert died in 962 "apud Gorziam" and was buried "in Gemmelaus" after 40 years of service[217]

ii)         REINUIDIS .  The Vita Wicberti names "domnum Wicbertum et Renuidem eius germanam" as the children of Lietold & his wife[218].  The Vita Wicberti names "Heribrandus de vico Mainwolt" as the husband of Reinuidis, recording that he was "inter nobiles Bratuspantium genere"[219]m HERIBRAND, son of ---.  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium name "Heribrandum Bratuspantem"[220]

b)         [--- .  m ---.] 

i)          ANSFRID .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Ansfridus consanguineus senioris nostri Wichperti"[221].  The precise relationship is not known.  His name suggests a close connection with the family of the Comtes de Huy (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de FLORENNES (FAMILY of EBROIN)

 

 

1.         NAMMERIS .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comitis Nammerici Narbonensis [et] Ermengarde comitissa sorore Bonefacii magni principis de Papia" as parents of "comes Warinus de Asclovia"[222]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comitis Nammerici Narbonensis [et] Ermengarde comitissa sorore Bonefacii magni principis de Papia" as parents of "comes Warinus de Asclovia"[223]Nammeris & his wife ha done child: 

a)         WARIN .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comitis Nammerici Narbonensis [et] Ermengarde comitissa sorore Bonefacii magni principis de Papia" as parents of "comes Warinus de Asclovia"[224]m ---.  The name of Warin´s wife is not known.  Warin & his wife had one child: 

i)          BOVO "Sine-barba" .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comes Warinus de Asclovia" as father of "Bovo […qui dictus Sine-barba]"[225]m ---.  The name of Bovo´s wife is not known.  Bovo & his wife had one child: 

(a)       EBROIN (-12 Sep ----).  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "prefati Ebroini pater comes Bovo fuit…qui dictus Sine-barba"[226]

-         see below

 

 

EBROIN, son of BOVO “Sine-barba” & his wife --- (-12 Sep ----).  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "prefati Ebroini pater comes Bovo fuit…qui dictus Sine-barba"[227].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "II Id Sep" of "Ebruinus comes"[228]

m BERTA, daughter of WIGERICH [II] & his wife Eva ---.  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "Berta filiam Wederici comitis et Eva" as wife of "comes Ebroinus", specifying that her dowry was "Florinas"[229].  Assuming that this ancestry is correct (bearing in mind the dubious nature of this source), it is chronologically more consistent if Berta was the daughter of Wigerich [II] than Wigerich [III].  Dame de Florennes. 

Ebroin & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         EILBERT (-28 Mar 977).  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comes Eilbertus pater comes Ebroinus"[230]Seigneur de Florennes.  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus", recording in a later passage that Eilbert and Heribert captured "Karolus rex" in 922 and held him at Péronne[231], although most of this appears to be pure fantasy.  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation of Kloster Waulsort "Walciodorus…in pago Ardenna" by "nobili viro Eilberto…et uxor sua Heresuindis" by charter dated 19 Sep 946[232]m firstly HERESWIND, daughter of --- (-[1 Jan] ----).  The necrology of Gorze records the death "Kal Jan" of "Hersindis comitissa"[233], which may refer to the wife of Eilbert as her father-in-law's death is also recorded in the same source.  m secondly (after 964) as her second husband, ALPAIDE, widow of GODEFROI Comte de Hainaut [GOTTFRIED associate Duke of [Lower] Lotharingia], daughter of ---.  Her two marriages are confirmed by reading the Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii, which records that the (unnamed) wife of [Eilbert] had "binos…adolescentulos…Godefrido et fratri…Arnulfo" from her previous marriage to whom their stepfather bequeathed "pagum Florinensem"[234], read together with the Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi which names "Arnulfus, Alpaidis et Godefridi Hainoensis pagi comitis filius" specifying that he was Seigneur de Florennes[235].  Eilbert & his first wife had one child: 

a)         BERNER .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "Eilberti filium, Bernerum"[236]m HERINSINDE, daughter of ---.  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "Bernerum cum sua…coniuge Herinsinde"[237]

2.         [UDO .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus"[238].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

3.         [HERIBERT .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus", recording in a later passage that Eilbert and Heribert captured "Karolus rex" in 922 and held him at Péronne[239].  The reference to Heribert must indicate Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois (see NORTHERN FRANCE), whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources.  It is not known how accurate the Historia is in recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife, but it is assumed that it is not reliable.] 

4.         [GERARD .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus"[240].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

5.         [BOSO .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus", specifying that Boso "villam in Florienensi confinio positam quæ Calvus-mon nuncupatus"[241].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

6.         [WITER .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus"[242].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

7.         [MARQUARD .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus"[243].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de FLORENNES et de RUMIGNY (FAMILY of ARNAUD)

 

 

ARNAUD, son of GODEFROI Comte de Hainaut [GOTTFRIED associate Duke of [Lower] Lotharingia] & his wife Alpaide ---] (-22 Oct [1002/10]).  The Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi names "Arnulfus, Alpaidis et Godefridi Hainoensis pagi comitis filius" specifying that he was Seigneur de Florennes[244].  The Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii records that the (unnamed) wife of [Eilbert] had "binos…adolescentulos…Godefrido et fratri…Arnulfo" from her previous marriage to whom their stepfather bequeathed "pagum Florinensem"[245]Seigneur de Florennes.  The Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium names "Arnulfum nobilem de Rumiaco…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius" specifying that he founded the church of St Gengulf in Florennes[246].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Arnullfum nobilem de Ruminiaceo…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius" founded the church of St Gengulf in Florennes in 1002[247]

m ERMENTRUDE, daughter of GODEFROI Comte de Verdun & his wife Mechtild of Saxony ([965/80]-7 Mar after 1010).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

Arnaud & his wife had six children: 

1.         GODEFROI [III] de Florennes (-[1050]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum nobilem et Gerardum episcopum Cameracensem" as sons of "Arnullfum nobilem de Ruminiaceo…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius"[248]Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny. 

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2.         GERARD de Florennes (-14 Mar 1051).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum nobilem et Gerardum episcopum Cameracensem" as sons of "Arnullfum nobilem de Ruminiaceo…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius"[249].  The Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi names "Gerardus præfati Arnulfi filius" specifying that he was "Remensis ecclesiæ clericus"[250].  Bishop of Cambrai 1010.  The Vita Balderici names "Cameracensis ecclesie antistes Gerardus…fratre suo opitulante Godefridus"[251].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" took into his protection the abbey of Florennes founded by "Gerardus…in primis meus capellanus postea…Cameracensis episcopus effectus et fratres sui Godefridus et Arnulphus" by charter dated 1018, which refers to donations of property by "comitissa Hawidis, annuentibus filiis suis comite Raginero et Lamberto"[252]

3.         ARNAUD [II] de Florennes (-killed in battle 1015).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m HELVIDE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

4.         WAUTIER de Florennes .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1029. 

5.         EILBERT de Florennes (-11 May 1047).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Mareilles 1020.  Abbot of Saint-André 1025. 

6.         ALPAIDE de Florennes .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m STEPHAN van Brakel, son of ---. 

 

 

GODEFROI [III] de Florennes, son of ARNAUD Seigneur de Florennes & his wife Ermentrude --- (-[1050]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum nobilem et Gerardum episcopum Cameracensem" as sons of "Arnullfum nobilem de Ruminiaceo…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius"[253].  The Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium also names "Godefridum nobilem et Gerardum episcopum Cameracensium" as sons of "Arnulfum nobilem de Rumiaco"[254]The Vita Balderici names "Cameracensis ecclesie antistes Gerardus…fratre suo opitulante Godefridus"[255]Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny. 

m GISELA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

Godefroi [III] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GODEFROI [IV] de Florennes (-1078 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny.  1066/78.  m HEDWIGE de Roucy, daughter of EBLES [I] Comte de Roucy & his wife Beatrix de Hainaut (-1070 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adelidem et Hadevidem" as the two daughters of "Ebalus de Roceio" and his wife Beatrix, specifying that Hedwige married "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" by whom she had "filium nomine Nicholaum et filias, quarum una peperit ex Radulfo de Veteri-villa Ebalum de Flurines et Ermentrudem, matrem Guilelmi de Birbais; secunda filia Hadevidis de Rumiaco ex Godefrido de Ranst peperit filios Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit; tercia filia iam dicte Hadevidis copulate domino de Granci peperit ei Ebalum eiusdem loci dominum"[256].  Godefroi [IV] & his wife had five children: 

a)         GODEFROI [V] de Rumigny (-1096 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Florennes 1096. 

b)         NICOLAS [I] de Rumigny (-before 1096).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Nicholaum" as the son of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige[257]Seigneur de Rumigny

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c)         PETRONILLE de Rumigny "de Roucy" (-14 Oct after 1124).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the three daughters of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned first) married "Radulfo de Veteri-villa" by whom she had "Ebalum de Flurines et Ermentrudem, matrem Guilelmi de Birbais"[258]m RAOUL de Viefville, son of --- (-before 1124). 

d)         HADWIDE de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the three daughters of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Godefrido de Ranst" by whom she had "Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit"[259].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[260], she was named Hadwide and was the daughter of Godefroi [III] but the source on which this is based has not been found.  m GODEFROI de Ranst, son of ---. 

e)         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the three daughters of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned third) married "domino de Granci" by whom she had "Ebalum eiusdem loci dominum"[261].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[262], she was the daughter of Godefroi [III] but the source on which this is based has not been found.  m --- de Grancey, son of ---.  He and his wife are not mentioned in Europäische Stammtafeln which refers to the father of Ebles de Grancey as "Willencus"[263]

2.         ARNAUD [III] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Morialmé.  1066/87.  m YVETTE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1087. 

-        SEIGNEURS de MORIALME[264]

 

 

NICOLAS [I] de Rumigny, son of GODEFROI [IV] Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny & his wife Hedwige de Roucy (-before 1096).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Nicholaum" as the son of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" & his wife Hedwige[265]Seigneur de Rumigny

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

Nicolas [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         NICOLAS [II] de Rumigny (-1153 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Nicholaum" as the son of "Nicholaum [filium Condefrido de Ruminiaco]"[266]Seigneur de Rumigny.  He founded Bonnefontaine in 1152[267]m firstly --- de Chimay, daughter of ALARD de Chimay & his wife ---.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "filia Alardi de Cimaco" as the unnamed first wife of "Nicholaum"[268]m secondly ALEIDIS de Hainaut, daughter of BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut & his wife Ida de Louvain (-7 Apr, 1153 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "sororem comitis Hainonensium Adelidem nomine" as the second wife of "Nicholaum"[269].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "Hugoni de Ruminio" and their children "Nicholaum qui et Ruminum et Florinas castra possedit, et filias Beatricem et Alidem et Richeldem et tres quarum nescio nomina"[270].  Nicolas Seigneur de Rumigny, Aelide his wife and Nicolas their son founded the church of Notre-Dame de Glant by charter dated 1139[271].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Adeleidis fundatricis ecclesie beate Marie Boni Fontis"[272].  Nicolas [II] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         GODEFROI [VI] de Rumigny (-1153 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Godefridum" as son of "Nicholaum" & his first wife[273].  1147/1153. 

Nicolas [II] & his second wife had eight children: 

b)         NICOLAS [III] de Rumigny (-before 1179)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "Hugoni de Ruminio" and their children "Nicholaum qui et Ruminum et Florinas castra possedit, et filias Beatricem et Alidem et Richeldem et tres quarum nescio nomina"[274]Seigneur de Florennes, de Rumigny et de Chièvres. 

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c)         BAUDOUIN de Rumigny (-1199 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Balduinem Laudunensem archidiaconum" as son of "Nicholaum" & his second wife[275].  Archdeacon at Laon 1144. 

d)         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the first married "Radulfo de Raulcourt" by whom she had children[276].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "domino del Tur"[277]m RAOUL de Raoulcourt, son of --- (-1191).   He is named "Raoul de Thour" in Europäische Stammtafeln[278].  

e)         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the second married "Isaac de Barbenzun" by whom she had daughters[279].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a fourth unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "Ysaac de Barbencion, pari castro Montensis, qui filium habuit Nicholaum"[280]m ISAAC de Barbançon, son of ---. 

f)          HAVIDE de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the third married "Gervasio de Basochis" by whom she had sons and daughters[281].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a third unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "domino de Balehan"[282]m GERVAIS de Bazoches, son of --- (-[1167/69]). 

g)         ALIX de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the fourth married "Guidoni de Cyris" by whom she had children[283].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a second unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "domino de Cheri prope Retest, deinde eadem nupsit domino de Doncheri"[284]m firstly GUY de Chéry, son of --- (-before 1155).  m secondly (1156) HUGUES Châtelain de Mézières, son of ---.  Avocat de Donchéry[285]

h)         BEATRIX de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the fifth married "Goszvino de Montibus, frater Kameracensis episcopi" by whom she had children[286].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richildis [et]…Beatrix" as sisters of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that Beatrix married "Gossuino de Montibus" by whom she was mother of "filium unicum Gossuinum et filias Ydam [uxorem]…Sohero de Aenghen, postea Renero de Iacea et demum Balduino Carim, et Mathildem [uxorem] Waltero de Linea, deinde Waltero de Fontanis maritatam, et Aelidem [uxorem] Rogero de Condato et Rixam [uxor] Stephano de Deneri et Beatricem [uxorem] Baldrico de Roisin et Agnetem [uxorem] Hugoni domini de Spinoit et de Antum"[287].  1177/1191.  m GOSSUIN [III] de Mons, son of GOSSUIN [II] de Mons & his wife Ida van Ath (-7 Nov before 1177). 

i)          RICHILDE de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the sixth married "Galterus de Cons"[288].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richildis [et]…Beatrix" as sisters of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that Richildis was mother of "Egidium"[289]m GAUTHIER de Cons, son of ---. 

 

 

NICOLAS [III] de Rumigny, son of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Rumigny & his second wife Aleidis de Hainaut (-before 1179).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "Hugoni de Ruminio" and their children "Nicholaum qui et Ruminum et Florinas castra possedit, et filias Beatricem et Alidem et Richeldem et tres quarum nescio nomina"[290]Seigneur de Florennes, de Rumigny et de Chièvres.  "Nicolaii de Rumigni…" signed a charter dated 1157 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between the abbey of Crespin and "Theodericum, villicum suum de Harminiaco"[291]

m (after 1150) as her third husband, EVA de Chièvres, widow firstly of JEAN de Chin Seigneur de Berlaimont and secondly of RASO [IV] de Gavre, daughter and heiress of GUY de Chièvres & his wife Ida d'Ath.  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the wife of "Nicholaus [qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" as "Damison de Cirvia"[292].  The primary source which confirms her name and first two marriages has not yet been identified. 

Nicolas [III] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         NICOLAS [IV] de Rumigny ([1160]-[19/20] Feb 1205)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit…et Hugonem qui Florinas castrum tenuit" as sons of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[293]Seigneur de Rumigny.  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XI Kal Mar" of "Nicholaus miles de Rumigniaco"[294]m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly as her first husband, MATHILDE d'Avesnes, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise ([1170]-5 Nov after 1236).  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", and naming their three sons "Nicolaum, Hugonem et Jacobum"[295].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to one of the daughters of "Iacobum [filium Nicholai…de Avethnes]" & his wife as wife of "Nicholao…Nicholay de Ruminio et Damison de Cirvia filio" but does not name her[296].  She married secondly Louis IV Comte de Chiny.   

-        SEIGNEURS de RUMIGNY[297]

2.         HUGUES de Rumigny (-[25 Mar/14 Jul] 1226)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit…et Hugonem qui Florinas castrum tenuit" as sons of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[298]Seigneur de Florennesm (before 1179) ELISABETH de Merbee, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1179/1212. 

3.         JULIENNE de Rumigny .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[299].  1171/1211.  m RENAUD de Rosoy, son of ---.  1171. 

4.         CLEMENTIA de Rumigny .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[300].  1177/1183.  m GERHARD von Hasselt, son of ---.  1177/1183. 

5.         YOLANDE de Rumigny (-before 1248).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra possedit" & his wife[301].  "Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[302]m HENRI Seigneur de Hierges, son of MANASSES d'Hierges & his second wife Alix de Chiny (-[26 Jan or 25 Nov] 1213). 

6.         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m LOUIS de Chiny Heer van Lummen, son of EUSTACHE de Chiny & his wife --- de Waremme (-1207). 

7.         MATHILDE de Rumigny .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1218/1227.  m GOTTFRIED von Windeke, son of ---.  1188/1212. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de HAN-sur-LIESSE

 

 

1.         GODEFROI de Han-sur-Liessem HELWIDE, daughter of ---.  Godefroi & his wife had two children: 

a)         NICHOLAS de Han-sur-Liesse (-after 1203)"Guidericus…comes de Monte Acuto" donated rights to the church at Melreux to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, confirming the donations of "antecessorum nostrorum…Godefridi comitis et filiorum eius Egidii et Cononis", by charter dated to after 25 May 1189 witnessed by "…Nicholai castellani Buloniensis, Henrici advocati ecclesiæ Sancti Huberti…"[303].  Châtelain de Bouillon.  "Militibus meis Godefridi de Ham et Geluidis uxoris eius, Nicolai castellani de Bullion, Theodorici junior de Fain…" witnessed the charter dated to [25 May 1189/1196] under which "Heinricus…comes Namucensis et Luzeleburgensis" attested two donations to Saint-Hubert Ardenne[304].  "Nicholaus castellanus Buloniensis" notified the donation of revenue from Mallen to Saint-Hubert, Ardenne made by "mater mea Geluidis moriens" and confirmed by "patre meo Godefrido", by charter dated 1203, witnessed by "Henricus advocatus, Gerardus de Bearenc, Symon de Ham…"[305]m [CECILE] de Bouillon, daughter of HERIBRAND Châtelain de Bouillon & his first wife Marguerite ---.  Nicholas & his wife had one child: 

i)          [HERIBRAND .  "Egidius dominus de Rupeforti" approved a donation to Saint-Hubert, Ardenne, with the consent of "Herbrandi domini de Ham", by charter dated 1225[306]

b)         IDA (-after 25 May 1189).  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[307]m as his second wife, HERIBRAND Châtelain de Bouillon, son of THIERRY Châtelain de Bouillon & his wife Mathilde (-after 25 May 1189). 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de SOMBREFFE

 

 

GODEFROI d´Orbais, son of BERNARD d´Orbais & his wife Ida de Coucy (-1204 or after)Seigneur de Sombreffe

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

Godefroi & his wife had one child: 

1.         JACQUES d´Orbais (-after 24 Dec 1209).  Seigneur de Sombreffe 1175.  Châtelain of Brussels 1196. 

-        SEIGNEURS de SOMBREFFE[308]

 

 



[1] MGH LL Capitularia regum Francorum II, p. 195. 

[2] Vanderkindere, A. (1902) La formation territoriale des principautés belges au moyen-âge (Brussels), Vol. II, p. 198. 

[3] Flodoardi Annales 960, MGH SS III, p. 405. 

[4] D Karl 105, p. 169, headed "verunechtet" in the compilation. 

[5] D LK 55, p. 181. 

[6] D LK 57, p. 183. 

[7] Beyer, H. (ed.) (1860) Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der, jetzt die Preussischen Regierungsbezirke Coblenz und Trier bildenden Mittelrheinischen Territorien (Coblenz), Vol. I, (“Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch I”), 159, p. 222, consulted at <http:/www.rlb.de/mrHist/> (12 Dec 2007). 

[8] Rousseau, F. (ed.) (1936) Actes des Comtes de Namur de la Première Race 946-1196 (Brussels) ("Namur"), p. xxii, which refers to doubts about authenticity of this charter because of this geographical attribution which is atypical of the period. 

[9] Flodoardi Annales 924, MGH SS III, p. 373. 

[10] Vita Gerardi Abbatis Broniensis 3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 656. 

[11] Flodoardi Annales 924, MGH SS III, p. 373. 

[12] ES VII 68. 

[13] Namur 1, p. 3. 

[14] ES VII 68. 

[15] Vita Gerardi Abbatis Broniensis 3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 656, the introduction, p. 654 footnote 7 suggesting that the work was composed [960/76]. 

[16] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 20, MGH SS VIII, p. 533. 

[17] D O I 194, p. 275.   

[18] Flodoardi Annales 960, MGH SS III, p. 405. 

[19] Roland, C. G. (ed.) (1921) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Gembloux (Gembloux) ("Gembloux"), p. 15. 

[20] Folcuini Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium 28, MGH SS IV, p. 70. 

[21] Stasser, T. 'L'épouse de Robert I de Namur: Essai d'identification', Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. and Settipani, C. (eds.) (2000) Onomastique et Parenté dans l'Occident medieval (Prosopographica et Genealogica, Vol. 3), p. 115. 

[22] Pirenne, H. (ed.) (1909) Album belge de diplomatique (Brussels), planche IV, cited in Namur, p. xxxv. 

[23] Folcuini Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium 39, MGH SS IV, p. 73. 

[24] Pirenne, H. (ed.) (1909) Album belge de diplomatique (Brussels), planche IV, cited in Namur, p. xxxv. 

[25] Pirenne, H. (ed.) (1909) Album belge de diplomatique (Brussels), planche IV, cited in Namur, p. xxxv. 

[26] Folcuini Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium 39, MGH SS IV, p. 73. 

[27] Vanderkindere II, p. 85. 

[28] Namur, p. xxxvii. 

[29] Stasser, T. 'L'épouse de Robert I de Namur: Essai d'identification', Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. and Settipani, C. (eds.) (2000) Onomastique et Parenté dans l'Occident medieval (Prosopographica et Genealogica, Vol. 3), p. 114, quoting Van Lokeren, A. (1869) Chartes et documents de l'abbaye de saint Pierre au Mont Blandin à Gand, no. 75. 

[30] Pirenne, H. (ed.) (1909) Album belge de diplomatique (Brussels), planche IV, cited in Namur, p. xxxv. 

[31] D O III 92, p. 502. 

[32] Namur, p. xli, which quotes the text, citing MGH SS X, p. 382, in which the passage does not appear. 

[33] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 300. 

[34] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia 1005, MGH SS X, p. 382. 

[35] Fundatio Ecclesiæ S. Albani Namucensis, MGH SS XV.2, p. 962. 

[36] Richeri Historiæ IV 49, MGH SS III, p. 642. 

[37] Namur, p. xlvi. 

[38] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium III 5, MGH SS VII, p. 468. 

[39] Fundatio Ecclesiæ S. Albani Namucensis, MGH SS XV.2, p. 962. 

[40] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium III 5, MGH SS VII, p. 468. 

[41] Ex Miraculis S. Veroni Auctore Aolberto Abbate Gemblacensi 20, MGH SS XV.2, p. 752. 

[42] D H II 387, p. 493. 

[43] Ex Miraculis S. Gengulfi Auct. Gonzone Abbate Florinensi 15, MGH SS XV.2, p. 793. 

[44] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 300. 

[45] Fundatio Ecclesiæ S. Albani Namucensis, MGH SS XV.2, p. 962. 

[46] Ægidii Aurevallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium III.1, MGH SS XXV, p. 78. 

[47] Fundatio ecclesiæ Sancti Albani Namurcensis, MGH SS XV.2, p. 962. 

[48] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 492. 

[49] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 5, MGH SS XXV, p. 384. 

[50] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, pp. 300-1. 

[51] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, pp. 300-1. 

[52] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 77 (96), MGH SS VIII, p. 610. 

[53] D H IV 398, p. 526. 

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

[55] Hlawitschka, E. (ed.) (1970) MGH Liber Memorialis de Remiremont (Berlin), p. 53. 

[56] Laurent, J. (ed.) (1911) Cartulaires de l'abbaye de Molesme, Tome II, 119 and 127, pp. 120 and 126. 

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

[58] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia 1007, MGH SS X, p. 382. 

[59] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[60] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[61] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[62] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.1, MGH SS XV.2, p. 877.  

[63] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[64] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[65] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, pp. 300-1. 

[66] Murray, A. V. (2000) The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: a dynastic history 1099-1125 (Prosopographica & Genealogica), p. 17. 

[67] Murray (2000), p. 20. 

[68] D H IV 470, p. 635, version b, marked "verunechtet" in the collection. 

[69] Notæ Bronienses 1102, MGH SS XXIV, p. 27. 

[70] Barbier, J. (ed.) ´Obituaire de l´abbaye de Brogne ou de Saint-Gérard´, Analectes pour servir à l´histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome XVIII (2e série, Tome II) (Louvain, 1882) ("Brogne Necrology"), p. 325. 

[71] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 17 (24), MHG SS VIII, p. 577.  Although this passage is not dated, the editor has placed "c 1066" in the margin. 

[72] Genealogia ex stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 384. 

[73] Murray (2000), p. 17. 

[74] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1076, MGH SS XXIII, p. 798. 

[75] Brogne Necrology, p. 332. 

[76] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 65 (77), MGH SS VIII, p. 601. 

[77] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

[78] Rodulfi, Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium XI.4, MGH SS X, p. 299. 

[79] Vita Friderici Episcopi Leodiensis 5, MHG SS XII, p. 504. 

[80] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. VI, Book XII, pp. 253-4. 

[81] Rodulfi, Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium XI.12, MGH SS X, p. 302. 

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

[83] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 851 and 853. 

[84] WT XIV.XV, p. 628, which says he was "fratri comitis Namura". 

[85] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1131, MGH SS XXIII, p. 830. 

[86] Jeantin, M. (1851) Les chroniques de l´Ardenne et des Woëpvres, Tome I (Paris, Nancy), p. 155. 

[87] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 65 (77), MGH SS VIII, p. 601. 

[88] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

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

[90] Foppens, J. F. (1748) Diplomatum Belgicorum nova collectio, sive supplementum ad opera diplomatica Auberti Miræi (Brussels), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[91] Roland, C. G. (ed.) (1921) Recueil des chartes de l´abbaye de Gembloux (Gembloux) ("Gembloux"), 51, p. 58. 

[92] Barbier, J. (ed.) (1876) Nécrologe de l´abbaye de Floreffe (Louvain) ("Floreffe Nécrologe"), p. 116. 

[93] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 65 (77), MGH SS VIII, p. 601. 

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

[95] Gade, J. A. (1951) Luxemburg in the Middle Ages (Leiden), p. 86. 

[96] Bourgin, G. (ed.) (1907) Guibert de Nogent, Histoire de sa vie (1053-1124) (Paris) ("Guibert de Nogent"), Liber III, III, p. 135. 

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

[98] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch 465a, p. 524. 

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

[100] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[101] Bloch, H. (ed.) ´Die älteren Urkunden des Klosters S. Vanne zu Verdun´, Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für lothringische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, 14th year, 1901 (“Verdun Saint-Vanne (1902)”), LXXVI, p. 98. 

[102] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars III, XXV, p. 363. 

[103] Evrard, M. (ed.) ´Documents relatifs à l´abbaye de Flône´, Analectes pour servir à l´histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome XXIII (Louvain, 1892) ("Flône"), IX, p. 295. 

[104] Verdun Saint-Vanne (1902), p. 142. 

[105] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[106] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 507 and 508. 

[107] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

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

[109] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 507 and 508. 

[110] ES XIII 16. 

[111] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[112] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[113] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[114] Namur 7, p. 77. 

[115] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[116] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[117] Namur 7, p. 77. 

[118] Gembloux, 51, p. 58. 

[119] Gade (1951), pp. 88-9. 

[120] Gade (1951), pp. 87-8. 

[121] Gade (1951), p. 64. 

[122] Gade (1951), p. 65. 

[123] Gade (1951), pp. 66-. 

[124] Gade (1951), p. 69. 

[125] Floreffe Nécrologe, p. 30.  

[126] Saint-Bertin II.11, p. 300. 

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

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

[129] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1216, MGH SS XXIII, p. 904. 

[130] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 518. 

[131] Gade (1951), p. 64. 

[132] Gade (1951), p. 65-6. 

[133] Floreffe Nécrologe, p. 26. 

[134] Gade (1951), p. 85. 

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

[136] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 552. 

[137] Gade (1951), pp. 66 and 68. 

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

[139] Gade (1951), p. 74. 

[140] Gade (1951), p. 74. 

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

[142] Gade (1951), p. 76. 

[143] Genealogica Zaringorum 5, MGH SS XIII, p. 736. 

[144] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 851-2. 

[145] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[146] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[147] Necrologium minus monasterii S Petri Nigræ Silvæ, Konstanz Necrologies, p. 334. 

[148] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116 and 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 822 and 851-2. 

[149] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[150] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 851-2. 

[151] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 507 and 508. 

[152] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[153] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

[154] Herimanni, Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis 35, MGH SS XIV, p. 287. 

[155] Gade (1951), p. 64. 

[156] Gade (1951), pp. 66-. 

[157] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 519. 

[158] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii Continuatio 19, MGH SS XIV, p. 539. 

[159] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 457. 

[160] Sturdza, M. D. (1999) Dictionnaire Historique et Généalogique des Grandes Familles de Grèce, d'Albanie et de Constantinople (2e edition Paris), p. 489. 

[161] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[162] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1229, MGH SS XXIII, p. 924. 

[163] Miraeus (Le Mire), A. (1723) Opera diplomatica et historica, 2nd edn. (Louvain), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, XC, p. 306. 

[164] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXII, p. 554. 

[165] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 459. 

[166] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 459.  According to ES VII 35 (Die Grafen von Vianden), he died between 20 Aug and 19 Nov 1252. 

[167] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[168] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 458. 

[169] Chronique d'Ernoul, M. L. de Mas Latrie (Paris, 1871), p. 393, cited in Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 458. 

[170] Annales Blandinienses 1226, MGH SS V, p. 30. 

[171] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[172] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 459. 

[173] WTC XXIX.XIV, p. 291. 

[174] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[175] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 462. 

[176] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 462. 

[177] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii Continuatio 19, MGH SS XIV, p. 539. 

[178] Nicholas, D. (1992) Medieval Flanders (Longman), p. 75. 

[179] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 110. 

[180] Brogne Necrology, p. 346. 

[181] RHC, Historiens occidentaux II, Historia Rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum ("L'estoire de Eracles Empereur et la conqueste de la terre d'Outremer"), Continuator (“WTC”) XXIX.XIV, p. 291. 

[182] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[183] Kerrebrouck, P. Van (2000) Les Capétiens 987-1328 (Villeneuve d'Asq), p. 462. 

[184] RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 597. 

[185] Molinier, A. & E. (eds.) (1882) Chronique normande du XIV siècle (Paris) ("Chronique Normande (14th century)"), p. 1. 

[186] RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 597. 

[187] Floreffe Nécrologe, p. 34. 

[188] RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 597. 

[189] RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 598. 

[190] RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 599. 

[191] Borgnet, J. & Bormans, S. (eds.) (1878) Cartulaire de la commune de Namur, Tome II (Namur) ("Namur (Borgnet & Bormans)"), Vol. II, 66, p. 1. 

[192] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 75, p. 34. 

[193] Imsen, Steinar 'Late Medieval Scandinavian Queenship', Duggan, A. (ed.) (1997) Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe (The Boydell Press), p. 55. 

[194] Imsen 'Late Medieval Scandinavian Queenship', p. 62. 

[195] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, CXI, p. 322. 

[196] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 74, p. 27. 

[197] Luce, S. (ed.) (1869) Chroniques de J. Froissart (Paris) ("Froissart"), Tome I, Livre 1, 60, alternative text, p. 398. 

[198] Mone, F. J. (1848) Quellensammlung der badische Landesgeschichte (Karlsruhe) ("Badische Quellensammlung"), p. 221, quoting Totenbuch von Neustadt, Bl. 33 a. 

[199] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 74, p. 27. 

[200] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 75, p. 34. 

[201] Inventory of the State Archives of Turin, consulted at <http://ww2.multix.it/asto/asp/inventari.asp> (14 Nov 2003), volume 102, page 62, fascicule 1. 

[202] Charrière, M. L. de (1870) Les dynastes d´Aubonne, Mémoires et documents publiés par la société d´histoire de la Suisse romande, Tome XXVI (Lausanne), Pièces justificatives, 25, p. 364. 

[203] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 105, p. 143. 

[204] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 113, p. 178. 

[205] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 143, p. 322. 

[206] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 143, p. 322. 

[207] Namur (Borgnet & Bormans), Tome II, 113, p. 178. 

[208] ES III 295-296, extinct in the male line in 1890. 

[209] ES III 295, extinct in the male line after 1626. 

[210] Vita Wicberti 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 508. 

[211] D O I 82, p. 161. 

[212] Vita Wicberti 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 508. 

[213] Vita Wicberti 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 508. 

[214] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 20, MGH SS VIII, p. 533. 

[215] Vita Wicberti 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 508. 

[216] D O I 82, p. 161. 

[217] Historia Elevationis Sancti Wicberti 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 516. 

[218] Vita Wicberti 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 508. 

[219] Vita Wicberti 13, MGH SS VIII, p. 513. 

[220] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 19, MGH SS VIII, p. 533. 

[221] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 11, MGH SS VIII, p. 529. 

[222] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 2, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[223] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 2, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[224] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 2, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[225] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 2, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[226] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 1, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[227] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 1, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[228] 'Obits mémorables tirés de nécrologes luxembourgeois, rémois et messins', Revue Mabillon VI (1910-1911), p. 267. 

[229] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 1, MGH SS XIV, p. 505.  

[230] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 1, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[231] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3 and 5, MGH SS XIV, pp. 505 and 508. 

[232] D O I 81, p. 160. 

[233] 'Obits mémorables tirés de nécrologes luxembourgeois, rémois et messins', Revue Mabillon VI (1910-1911), p. 267. 

[234] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii 29, MGH SS XIV, p. 519. 

[235] Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi 3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 791. 

[236] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 8, MGH SS XIV, p. 508. 

[237] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 9, MGH SS XIV, p. 509. 

[238] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[239] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3 and 5, MGH SS XIV, pp. 505 and 508. 

[240] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[241] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[242] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[243] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[244] Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi 3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 791. 

[245] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii 29, MGH SS XIV, p. 519. 

[246] Ægidii Aurevallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium II.59, MGH SS XXV, p. 63. 

[247] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1002, MGH SS XXIII, p. 778. 

[248] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1002, MGH SS XXIII, p. 778. 

[249] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1002, MGH SS XXIII, p. 778. 

[250] Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi 6, MGH SS XV.2, p. 792. 

[251] Vita Balderici episcopi Leodiensis 5, MGH SS IV, p. 726. 

[252] D H II 387, p. 493. 

[253] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1002, MGH SS XXIII, p. 778. 

[254] Ægidii Aurevallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium II.59, MGH SS XXV, p. 63. 

[255] Vita Balderici episcopi Leodiensis 5, MGH SS IV, p. 726. 

[256] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[257] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[258] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[259] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[260] ES VII 76. 

[261] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[262] ES VII 76. 

[263] ES XV 95. 

[264] ES VII 76, which gives no details. 

[265] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[266] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[267] ES VII 76. 

[268] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[269] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[270] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[271] Bucilly V, p. 115. 

[272] Floreffe Nécrologe, p. 61. 

[273] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[274] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[275] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[276] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[277] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 506. 

[278] ES VII 76. 

[279] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[280] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 506. 

[281] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[282] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 506. 

[283] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[284] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 506. 

[285] ES VII 76. 

[286] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[287] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 506. 

[288] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[289] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 506. 

[290] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[291] Duvivier, C. (1898) Actes et documents anciens interéssant la Belgique (Brussels), p. 219. 

[292] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[293] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[294] Brogne Necrology, p. 303. 

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

[296] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 512. 

[297] ES VII 76. 

[298] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[299] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[300] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[301] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[302] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, XXXIX, p. 536. 

[303] Kurth, G. (ed.) (1903) Chartes de l´abbaye de Saint-Hubert en Ardenne (Brussels) ("Ardenne Saint-Hubert"), Tome I, CXXIV, p. 160. 

[304] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXX, p. 172. 

[305] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXLV, p. 192. 

[306] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CLXXX, p. 232. 

[307] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[308] ES XI 14-15, extinct in the male line 1504.