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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                GRAFEN von LAURENBURG, GRAFEN von NASSAU. 3

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN von NASSAU. 5

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN von NASSAU, WALRAMIAN LINE. 14

A.         GRAFEN von NASSAU in WIESBADEN, later in IDSTEIN.. 14

B.         GRAFEN von NASSAU-WEILBURG.. 25

C.        GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1442-1574. 31

D.        GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1602-1728, FÜRSTEN zu NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1688-1721  33

E.         GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN-WEILBURG 1629-1688, FÜRSTEN 1688. 40

F.         FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-USINGEN, HERZOG von NASSAU 1806-1816. 41

G.        FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-WEILBURG 1688-1806, HERZOGEN von NASSAU 1816. 46

Chapter 4.                GRAFEN von NASSAU, OTTONIAN LINE. 49

A.         GRAFEN von NASSAU in SIEGEN und DILLENBURG.. 50

B.         HERREN von NASSAU-BEILSTEIN.. 57

C.        GRAFEN von NASSAU-DILLENBURG 1351-1652, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-DILLENBURG 1652-1724. 60

D.        GRAFEN von NASSAU-SIEGEN, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-SIEGEN 1652-1743. 73

E.         GRAFEN von NASSAU-DIEZ, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-DIEZ 1652-1713. 80

F.         GRAFEN von NASSAU-HADAMAR, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-HADAMAR 1650-1711. 83

Chapter 5.                GRAFEN von DIEZ, GRAFEN von WEILNAU. 85

Chapter 6.                HERREN von EPPSTEIN. 94

Chapter 7.                FALKENSTEIN, HANAU, MÜNZENBERG. 105

A.         HERREN von FALKENSTEIN.. 105

B.         HERREN von HANAU.. 123

C.        HERREN von MÜNZENBERG.. 128

Chapter 8.                ISENBURG, LIMBURG an der LAHN. 134

A.         GRAFEN und HERREN von ISENBURG.. 134

B.         HERREN von BÜDINGEN.. 138

C.        HERREN von ISENBURG in CLEEBERG und in ARENFELS.. 140

D.        HERREN von ISENBURG und BÜDINGEN.. 147

E.         HERREN von LIMBURG an der LAHN.. 153

F.         HERREN von ISENBURG und KEMPENICH.. 161

G.        HERREN von ISENBURG in BRAUNSBERG.. 167

Chapter 9.                HERREN von MERENBERG. 169

Chapter 10.              SAYN, WITTGENSTEIN. 174

A.         GRAFEN von SAYN.. 174

B.         GRAFEN von SAYN (SPONHEIM) 180

C.        GRAFEN von WITTGENSTEIN, GRAFEN von BATTENBURG.. 188

Chapter 11.              GRAFEN von SOLMS. 193

Chapter 12.              GRAFEN von WIED. 201

A.         GRAFEN von WIED.. 202

B.         HERREN von WIED, GRAFEN von WIED (ISENBURG) 208

C.        HERREN von RUNKEL. 211

D.        HERREN von WESTERBURG (RUNKEL) 214

E.         GRAFEN von WIED (RUNKEL) 224

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Nassau emerged in the mid-12th century on the banks of the lower river Lahn, near its confluence with the Rhine, in the present-day German state of Rheinland-Pfalz.  The precise process by which the Nassau family gained possession of the county is obscure.  In a charter dated 1 Apr 1158, Hillin Archbishop of Trier records that "castrum de Nassouwe" had previously belonged to the church of Worms but that "Ruberti et Arnoldi de Luremburg" had built a castle against the wishes of the church, and that "postmodum…Beatrix comitissa et coheredes eius…filii Ruberti et Arnoldi de Luremburg" had requested settlement of the dispute which was mediated by "Gerlaci de Isemburch et Everhardi de Burgensheim"[1]The family of the Grafen von Nassau were descended from the Grafen von Laurenburg.  The family estates were divided in 1255 between the brothers Walram [II] Graf von Nassau and Otto [I] Graf von Nassau, ancestors of the two prolific branches of the family which became extinct in the male line in 1912 (with the death of Wilhelm IV Grand Duke of Luxembourg) and 1890 (with the death of Willem III King of the Netherlands) respectively. 

 

This document also shows the Grafen von Diez, whose territories were inherited by the Grafen von Nassau, the Grafen von Isenburg, Grafen von Sayn und Wittgenstein, Grafen von Solms and Grafen von Wied, and the Herren von Eppstein, Falkenstein, Münzenberg, Merenberg, all of whose lands were adjacent to the county of Nassau. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN von LAURENBURG, GRAFEN von NASSAU

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         DUDO (-after 4 Feb 1005).  "Tudo comes" donated property "in villa Beristat…[et] capellam in Biburch" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, with the consent of "uxoris sue Rotrude et filii eorum Tudonis", by charter dated 4 Feb 1005[2].  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation of "curtem in Winkelo" by "domina Hemma" for the anniversary of her husband, with the consent of "Ludewici comitis fratris sui", witnessed by "Embricho comes, Dudo comes et frater eius Udalrich"[3]m ROTRUDE, daughter of --- (-after 4 Feb 1005).  "Tudo comes" donated property "in villa Beristat…[et] capellam in Biburch" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, with the consent of "uxoris sue Rotrude et filii eorum Tudonis", by charter dated 4 Feb 1005[4].  Dudo & his wife had one child: 

a)         DUDO .  "Tudo comes" donated property "in villa Beristat…[et] capellam in Biburch" to Kloster Bleidenstatt, with the consent of "uxoris sue Rotrude et filii eorum Tudonis", by charter dated 4 Feb 1005[5]

2.         UDALRICH .  A list of acquisitions by Kloster Bleidenstatt, dated to 1017-1079, includes a donation of "curtem in Winkelo" by "domina Hemma" for the anniversary of her husband, with the consent of "Ludewici comitis fratris sui", witnessed by "Embricho comes, Dudo comes et frater eius Udalrich"[6]

 

 

1.         DUDO (-after 1117).  "advocatus et comes de Lurenburch" [Laurenburg].  1093-1117.  m --- von Arnstein, daughter of LUDWIG [I] Graf von Arnstein & his wife ---.  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom the fourth married "Nassauwen"[7].  Dudo & his wife had three children: 

a)         RUPRECHT [I] von Laurenburg (-before 13 May 1154)The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertum…et Arnoldum et Demudim filiam" as the children of "Nassauwen" and his wife, daughter of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus"[8]

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b)         ARNOLD [I] (-after 1148).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertum…et Arnoldum et Demudim filiam" as the children of "Nassauwen" and his wife, daughter of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus"[9].  "Emicho comes et frater suus Gerlach, Meinhardus comes de Spanheim, Arnoldus de Lurinbergk, Sifridus comes de Nuringen, Albero de Hachinfels, Eberhardus de Hostetten…Embricho comes de Rinegowe…" witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Altmünster by "Meingotus filius Embrichonis quondam camerarii nostri", leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "fratris sui Dudonis"[10].  "…Arnoldus et frater eius Rubertus de Lurenburch…" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[11]Vogt von St Georg at Limburg.  1124/48.  Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed an exchange of property "in pago Nahgove in archiepiscopatu Moguntino per manum Folmari comitis de Castele et advocati prædictæ curiæ" for property "in Nasove…in pago Logenæ" with the bishop of Worms, represented by "advocati maioris domus Symonis comitis de Sarbruke", adding that "prædictum castrum de Nasove" had been occupied violently by "antecessores Ruberti et Arnoldi de Lurenberg", by charter dated 9 Mar 1158 witnessed by "Symon advocatus maioris domus Wormatiensis ecclesiæ, Folmar comes de Castele, Cunradus comes de Cherberch, Hemico comes de Boimeneburch, Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenze…"[12]

c)         DEMUDIS The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertum…et Arnoldum et Demudim filiam" as the children of "Nassauwen" and his wife, daughter of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus", stating that Demudis married "Embriconi…pater…comitis Henrici, patris Gerhardi comitis de Dithse"[13]m EMBRICHO Graf von Diez, son of --- (-after 1133). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN von NASSAU

 

 

RUPRECHT [I] von Laurenburg, son of DUDO Graf von Laurenburg & his wife --- von Arnstein (-before 13 May 1154)The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertum…et Arnoldum et Demudim filiam" as the children of "Nassauwen" and his wife, daughter of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus"[14].  "…Arnoldus et frater eius Rubertus de Lurenburch…" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[15].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Schönau by "cognatus noster comes Ruobertus de Lurenburch" by charter dated 1132, before 13 Sep[16]Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed property of Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 5 Mar 1143 witnessed by "Rupertus de Luriburg, Heinricus comes urbanus, Gerhardus comes de Iuliaco, Walterus comes de Kesle, Walterus de Rodenburg, Walterus de Hengebach…"[17]Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed an exchange of property "in pago Nahgove in archiepiscopatu Moguntino per manum Folmari comitis de Castele et advocati prædictæ curiæ" for property "in Nasove…in pago Logenæ" with the bishop of Worms, represented by "advocati maioris domus Symonis comitis de Sarbruke", adding that "prædictum castrum de Nasove" had been occupied violently by "antecessores Ruberti et Arnoldi de Lurenberg", by charter dated 9 Mar 1158 witnessed by "Symon advocatus maioris domus Wormatiensis ecclesiæ, Folmar comes de Castele, Cunradus comes de Cherberch, Hemico comes de Boimeneburch, Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenze…"[18]

m (before 1135) BEATRIX van Limburg, daughter of WALRAM [II] Graaf van Limburg Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his wife Jutta van Gelre (-12 Jul after 1164).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc of "…Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ…"[19]Hillin Archbishop of Trier records, in a charter dated 1 Apr 1158, that "castrum de Nassouwe" had previously belonged to the church of Worms but that "Ruberti et Arnoldi de Luremburg" had built a castle against the wishes of the church, and that "postmodum…Beatrix comitissa et coheredes eius…filii Ruberti et Arnoldi de Luremburg" had requested settlement of the dispute which was mediated by "Gerlaci de Isemburch et Everhardi de Burgensheim"[20].  This document suggests that Beatrix survived both her sons and acted as head of the family on behalf of her grandsons. 

Ruprecht [I] & his wife three children: 

1.         ARNOLD [II] von Nassau (-after 1 Apr 1159).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc of "…Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ…"[21]"…Comes Arnoldus de Lurenburc…" witnessed the charter dated 1148 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation of property to Kloster Ichtershausen by "Frideruna linea nobis consanguinitatis propinqua et filius eius Marquardus de Grumbach"[22]m ---.  The name of Arnold's wife is not known.  Arnold [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RUPRECHT [III] "der Streitbare" (-in Palestine 1191 or after)The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Ruberti comitis…qui in expeditione imperatoris Frederici peregrinus obiit in partibus transmarinis" as the son of "Arnoldus comes", although the source appears to confuse Arnold [II] father of Ruprecht [III] with Arnold [I], son of Dudo[23]Graf von Nassau.  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "Rupertus comes de Nassowe et uxor eius Elysa et filius eorum Hermannus…"[24]"Rupertus comes de Nassowe…" subscribed a charter dated end 1173 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Tiefenthal[25]Vogt of Kloster Schönau 1172.  Vogt of Koblenz 1182.  Crusader 1189.  m (before 1169) ELISABETH von Leiningen Gräfin von Schaumburg, daughter of --- (-20 Jun [1235/38]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "Rupertus comes de Nassowe et uxor eius Elysa et filius eorum Hermannus…"[26]"Elysa comitissa dicta de Schowenburg, relicta…Ruperti comitis de Nassowe" sold property to Kloster Johannisberg, with the consent of "Hermanni comitis de Virneburg et Luccardis conthoralis ipsius filie nostre advocatiam et iudicium ville Steinheim", by charter dated 27 Feb 1204[27]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 20 Jun of "Elizabetis comitisse de Nassauwe, que legavit nobis elemosinam bonam"[28].  Graf Ruprecht [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HERMANN (-16 Jul before 1206).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "Rupertus comes de Nassowe et uxor eius Elysa et filius eorum Hermannus…"[29]Graf von Nassau.  Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded that "comes Hermannus de Nassowe et pater eius bone memorie Robertus…et Waleramus cognatus eius" relinquished the Vogtei of Trier to "Conradi Palatini comitis de Rheno" who surrendered it to the archbishopric, by charter dated to [1197/1212] witnessed by "…Folmarus comes de Castelle, Gerardus comes de Disse, Gerlacus de Kouerna, Remboldus et frater eius Bruno de Isemburg, Hartmannus de Budingen…"[30].  Canon at Mainz cathedral.  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 16 Jul of "Hermanni comitis de Nassauwe"[31]

ii)         LUKARDIS (-[31 Aug] before 1222)"Elysa comitissa dicta de Schowenburg, relicta…Ruperti comitis de Nassowe" sold property to Kloster Johannisberg, with the consent of "Hermanni comitis de Virneburg et Luccardis conthoralis ipsius filie nostre advocatiam et iudicium ville Steinheim", by charter dated 27 Feb 1204[32]["Roisemannus nobilis domnus de Kempenich…cum matre nostra Hadewige nobili de Kempenich" confirmed a donation to Kloster Rommersdorf [bei Engers] made by "Fridericus noster consanguineus olim dominus in Virnenburg…cum matertera nostra conjuge sua domna Lukarde" by charter dated 1263[33].  It is possible that "Fridericus" in this document is an error for "Hermannus".  The document appears late to refer to Graf Friedrich who is last recorded in 1187 (see the document FRANCONIA LOWER RHINE).  The precise relationship between the Kempenich family and Lukardis, wife of Graf Hermann [III], has not been traced.]  [The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 31 Aug of "Lucardis comitisse incluse"[34].]  m (before 27 Feb 1204) HERMANN [III] Graf von Virneburg, son of [GOTTFRIED Graf von Virneburg & his wife ---] (-[25 Nov 1238/15 Feb 1242]). 

2.         RUPRECHT [II] (-after 1 Apr 1159).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertus frater Arnoldi", although the source appears to confuse Ruprecht [II] with Ruprecht [I], son of Dudo[35]m BEATRIX, daughter of [--- Graf von Nassau & his wife ---].  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Beatrix comitissa et filius eius Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum…"[36].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 12 Jul of "Beatricis comitisse de Nassaue"[37].  It appears from the charter dated 1206, which records that "Domini de Metricha…Henricus comes de Nassowe et nepos suus Walramus, Anselmus de Moluisberg, Solomena…matrona cum filia sui Metildi et genero suo Rodulpho Palatino comite de Tuingen, Hermannus etiam miles eiusdem loci indigena" donated "terram…super ripam Mosellæ in loco…Rore" to Himmenrode monastery, with the consent of "hæredes eorum…prefatus Rodulphus Palatinus comes de Tuingen et filii sui Hugo, Rodolphus et Wilhelmus, Henricus junior comes de Sayne, Robertus et Henricus filii prædicti Walrami comitis de Nassowe, Everhardus bourchgravius de Arberg et uxor sua Adeleidis de Moluisberg"[38], that Beatrix was the sister of "Henricus comes de Nassowe" who has not yet been identified further.  Ruprecht [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         WALRAM [I] von Laurenburg (-5 Jul 1197, bur Kloster Arnstein).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "comitis Walerami" as the son of "Rubertus frater Arnoldi"[39]A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Beatrix comitissa et filius eius Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum…"[40].  Crusader 1189.  Graf von Nassau"Comes Walraben de Nassauwe…" subscribed the charter dated 1196 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz granted rights to the church of Oberjosbach[41]Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded that "comes Hermannus de Nassowe et pater eius bone memorie Robertus…et Waleramus cognatus eius" relinquished the Vogtei of Trier to "Conradi Palatini comitis de Rheno" who surrendered it to the archbishopric, by charter dated to [1197/1212] witnessed by "…Folmarus comes de Castelle, Gerardus comes de Disse, Gerlacus de Kouerna, Remboldus et frater eius Bruno de Isemburg, Hartmannus de Budingen…"[42]m KUNIGUNDE, daughter of --- (-8 Nov, 1198 or after).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Cunegundis" as mother of "Henricus et Rupertus"[43].  Her family origin is not known with certainty.  However, the charter dated 1206 quoted below which names her son Heinrich as one of the joint heirs of the Herrschaft von Metternich (near Coblenz) suggests that he might have inherited his interest in the property from his mother.  "Cunegundis cometissa de Nassowe" donated revenue from cultivation "in Estenvorst", for the soul of "mariti sui comitis Walerami", by charter dated 1198[44]"Henricus et Robertus comites de Nassowe et Kunegundis mater eorum" donated their Vogtei of Weitz to Kloster Romersdorf, for the soul of "parentis nostri Walraueni", by charter dated 20 Mar 1198 witnessed by "Bruno de Isenburgh…"[45].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 8 Nov of "Conegundis comitisse de Nassauwe, que decem marcas dedit"[46].  Graf Walram [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" (1180-26 Apr [1247/50])The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Henricus et Rupertus nunc comites" as the sons of "comitis Walerami"[47]He succeeded as Graf von Nassau

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ii)         RUPRECHT [IV] (-after 1 Jan 1238).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus et Rupertus comites et soror eorum Beatrix…"[48]The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Henricus et Rupertus nunc comites" as the sons of "comitis Walerami"[49]"Henricus et Robertus comites de Nassowe et Kunegundis mater eorum" donated their Vogtei of Weitz to Kloster Romersdorf, for the soul of "parentis nostri Walraueni", by charter dated 20 Mar 1198 witnessed by "Bruno de Isenburgh…"[50].  "Domini de Metricha…Henricus comes de Nassowe et nepos suus Walramus, Anselmus de Moluisberg, Solomena…matrona cum filia sui Metildi et genero suo Rodulpho Palatino comite de Tuingen, Hermannus etiam miles eiusdem loci indigena" donated "terram…super ripam Mosellæ in loco…Rore" to Himmenrode monastery, with the consent of "hæredes eorum…prefatus Rodulphus Palatinus comes de Tuingen et filii sui Hugo, Rodolphus et Wilhelmus, Henricus junior comes de Sayne, Robertus et Henricus filii prædicti Walrami comitis de Nassowe, Everhardus bourchgravius de Arberg et uxor sua Adeleidis de Moluisberg", by charter dated 1206[51].  From 1214, at Wiesbaden.  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[52].  "Heinricus et Rupertus comites de Nassowen" granted rights to "W. pastor in Kuneligelbach" relating to vines in "Holdenrugge" for Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1224[53]m (before 1229) GERTRUD, daughter of --- (-[1222).  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[54]

iii)        BEATRIX .  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus et Rupertus comites et soror eorum Beatrix…"[55].  Nun at Affolderbach bei Nastätten. 

b)         [HEINRICH [I] (-in Italy from plague Aug 1167).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Nassau 1160.] 

3.         GERHARD von Laurenburg .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   1148.

 

 

HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" von Nassau, son of WALRAM [I] von Laurenburg Graf von Nassau &  his wife Kunigunde --- (1180-26 Apr [1247/50])The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Henricus et Rupertus nunc comites" as the sons of "comitis Walerami"[56]A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus et Rupertus comites et soror eorum Beatrix et filii Henrici comitis…"[57].  He succeeded as Graf von Nassau.  "Henricus et Robertus comites de Nassowe et Kunegundis mater eorum" donated their Vogtei of Weitz to Kloster Romersdorf, for the soul of "parentis nostri Walraueni", by charter dated 20 Mar 1198 witnessed by "Bruno de Isenburgh…"[58].  "Domini de Metricha…Henricus comes de Nassowe et nepos suus Walramus, Anselmus de Moluisberg, Solomena…matrona cum filia sui Metildi et genero suo Rodulpho Palatino comite de Tuingen, Hermannus etiam miles eiusdem loci indigena" donated "terram…super ripam Mosellæ in loco…Rore" to Himmenrode monastery, with the consent of "hæredes eorum…prefatus Rodulphus Palatinus comes de Tuingen et filii sui Hugo, Rodolphus et Wilhelmus, Henricus junior comes de Sayne, Robertus et Henricus filii prædicti Walrami [error for Henrici] comitis de Nassowe, Everhardus bourchgravius de Arberg et uxor sua Adeleidis de Moluisberg", by charter dated 1206[59].  The identity of Heinrich’s “nepos” Walram has not been ascertained.  Two alternatives appear possible: either he was the son of an otherwise unrecorded sibling of Heinrich (presumably an older sibling considering Heinrich’s age at the time) or he was a relative in Heinrich’s maternal family.  From 1214, at Wiesbaden.  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[60].  "Heinricus et Rupertus comites de Nassowen" granted rights to "W. pastor in Kuneligelbach" relating to vines in "Holdenrugge" for Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1224[61].  "Heinricus…comes de Nassowe…collateralis nostra…Methildis" confirmed the dependence of "ecclesie in Nepphe" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 9 Jun 1239[62]"Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[63]"Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[64]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 26 Apr of "Henrici comitis de Nassauwe, qui contulit nobis ecclesiam in Diffenbach inferiori…"[65]

m (before 1221) MECHTILD van Gelre, daughter of OTTO I Graaf van Gelre en Zütphen & his wife Richardis von Wittelsbach (-after 1247).  "Heinricus et Roppertus comites de Nassovva" bought property from Mainz cathedral, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Methildis et Gertrudis", by charter dated 11 Dec 1215[66].  "Heinricus…comes de Nassowe…collateralis nostra…Methildis" confirmed the dependence of "ecclesie in Nepphe" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 9 Jun 1239[67]"Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[68]"Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[69]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 28 Oct of "Mecktildis comitisse de Nassauw sororis nostre"[70]

Graf Heinrich [II] & his wife had eleven children: 

1.         RUPRECHT (-19 Sep before 1247).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus…et filii Henrici comitis Rupertus et Henricus et Walleramus…"[71].  A charter dated to [1235] records a purchase by Theoderich Archbishop of Trier from "Roberto filio Henrici de Nassouwe"[72]Knight of the Teutonic Order. 

2.         HEINRICH (-28 May ----).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus…et filii Henrici comitis Rupertus et Henricus et Walleramus…"[73].  The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 28 May of "Henrici scolaris, filii Henrici comitis de Nassauwe"[74]

3.         WALRAM [II] ([1220]-24 Jan 1276).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Walleramus comes et uxor eius Cunigundis et pueri eorum Henricus…et filii Henrici comitis Rupertus et Henricus et Walleramus…"[75].  "Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[76]"Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[77]He succeeded his father [before 1251] as joint Graf von Nassau, jointly with his brother Otto.  In 1255, they divided their lands, Walram taking Weilburg, Idstein and Wiesbaden.  A charter dated 16 Dec 1255 records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands[78]

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU, WALRAMIAN LINE.   

4.         OTTO [I] (-[1289/90])"Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[79]He succeeded his father [before 1251] as joint Graf von Nassau, jointly with his brother Walram [II].  "Ottho comes de Nassowe" confirmed a donation to Kloster Bleidenstatt by charter dated Mar 1253[80]In 1255, he and his brother Walram divided their lands, Otto taking Siegen, Dillenburg, Beilstein and Ginsberg.  A charter dated 16 Dec 1255 records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands[81]

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU, OTTONIAN LINE

5.         HEINRICH (-28 May ----).  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[82]Monk at Arnstein.  1247.  

6.         GERHARD (-1313 before 1 Sep).  "Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[83]Archdeacon at Liège 1259/90 and 1301/10.  Provost at Unsere Liebe Frau at Maastricht 1263/75.  Provost of St Pierre at Liège 1278.  Provost of St Marien at Aachen 1297.  Canon of St Martin at Mainz 1301.  Provost at Tiel 1302. 

7.         JOHANN (-Deventer 13 Jul 1309, bur Deventer St Lebuinus)"Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[84]Archdeacon at Liège 1262/1266.  Elected Bishop of Utrecht 1267, resigned 1290.  Provost of the Franciscans at Maastricht 1273.  Johann had [four] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses (the primary sources which confirm this information have not yet been identified): 

a)         JOHANN (-killed in battle Zwolle 4 Jun 1352).  m firstly FRIEDA van Appeldoorn (-4 Jul 1350).  m secondly ERMGARD ter Oy, daughter of --- (-after 4 Jun 1352).

b)         JAKOB (-21 Mar before 1350).  m NESTA, daughter of ---.  1350.  Jakob & his wife had one child: 

i)          EBERHARD (-1391).  Canon at Deventer.

c)          [OTTO .  1320.]

d)         [MECHTILD (-Deventer 1350).  m J--- Vrijherte, son of ---.]

8.         ELISABETH (-after 6 Jan 1295).  The charter dated 16 Dec 1255, which records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands, acknowledged a debt between "dominus Walramus" and "sorori sue domine E. relicte…G. de Eppinsten" and names "patre suo comite Henrico bone memorie"[85].  A charter dated 19 Mar 1270 records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[86]m GERHARD [III] von Eppstein, son of GERHARD [II] Herr von Eppstein & his wife --- (-1252).

9.         KATHARINA (-1324).  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[87].  Abbess of Altenburg.  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[88]

10.      JUTTA (-1313).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 14 Jul 1285 under which "Johannes...Trajectensis electus" confirmed that Floris V Count of Holland had lent money to “domino Johanni de Kuke sororio nostro” in relation to “castri nostri de Hoerst[89]Johannes dns de Cuyk” established jurisdictional limits in his lands, with the consent of “collateralis nostre...Juthe dne de Cuyk nec non filiorum nostrorum Johannis Sancti Servatii Trajectensis et Lovaniensis ecclesiarum ppti. et Ottonis dni de Zeelehem militis, ac nepotis nostri Johannis de Cuyk”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1308[90].  The testament of “Jutta de Nassau relicta domini Johannis quondam domini de Kuyc bone memorie”, dated 25 Jan 1312, bequeathed property to “dominum de Kuyc meum nepotem”, sealed by “dominorum Johannis...prepositi et Ottonis militis de Kuyc meorum liberorum, Johannis domini de Kuyc mei nepotis[91]m ([1260]) JAN [I] Heer van Kuyc, son of HENDRIK [III] van Kuyc & his wife --- (-13 Jul 1308). 

11.      IRMGARD (-1 Aug 1297).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Abbess of Val-Benoît. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN von NASSAU, WALRAMIAN LINE

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von NASSAU in WIESBADEN, later in IDSTEIN

 

 

WALRAM [II] von Nassau, son of HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mechtild van Gelre ([1220]-24 Jan 1276).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…filii Henrici comitis…Walleramus, Methildis comitissa et filius eius Adolfus rex, Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[92].  "Henricus comes de Nassowe et Methildis comitissa uxor eiusdem, Walramus primogenitus, ceterique liberi eorundem" donated tolls from a bridge to Altenburg abbey by charter dated 20 Jul 1245[93]"Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[94]He succeeded his father [before 1251] as joint Graf von Nassau, jointly with his brother Otto.  In 1255, they divided the lands, Walram taking Weilburg, Idstein and Wiesbaden.  A charter dated 16 Dec 1255 records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands[95].  "Waleramus et Otto comites de Nassowe" confirmed a donation made by "Anshelmus de Deninghoven, noster ministerialis" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated to [1266][96]

m (before 1250) ADELHEID [Mechtild] von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of DIETHER [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegunde --- (-Mainz 22 Feb 1288, bur Mainz Klarissen-Kloster).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…filii Henrici comitis…Walleramus, Methildis comitissa et filius eius Adolfus rex, Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[97].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 5 Nov 1292 under which Adolf King of Germany settled the dispute between "Margaretam uxorem…Dietheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen avunculi nostri…neptem nostram" and "Dietherum ac Wilhelmum ipsius filios"[98]The necrology of Mainz St Clara records the death "Non Kal Mar" in 1288 of "Alheidis…comitissa de Nassowe" and her burial "in habitu soror"[99]

Walram II & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         DIETRICH von Nassau (-Trier 23 Nov 1307, bur Trier Dominikanerkirche)Gallia Christiana records the election in 1300 of “Walrami Nassoviæ ac Weisbadæ comitis ex Adelheide de stirpe comitum Catzenellebogiorum filius...Dytherus[100]Archbishop of Trier 1300.  An epitaph at the Dominican church, Trier records the burial of “dominus Dietherus de Nassauvia germanus domini Adolphi regis Romanorum, quondam archiepiscopus Trevirensis” who died “1307 in crastino B. Clementis papæ et martyris[101]

2.         ADOLF von Nassau ([1255]-killed in battle near Göllheim 2 Jul 1298).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…filii Henrici comitis…Walleramus, Methildis comitissa et filius eius Adolfus rex, Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[102].  He succeeded his father in 1276 as Graf von Nassau at Wiesbaden.  "Adolphus comes de Nassowe et Ymagina nostra collateralis" exchanged property with the church of Weilburg by charter dated 27 Feb 1284[103]He was elected ADOLF King of Germany at Frankfurt am Main 5 May 1292, crowned at Aachen 24 Jun 1292.  King Adolf provoked the open hostility of his electors because of his neutrality towards England, his opposition to France and his efforts to consolidate his family's position in Germany.  He was charged with offences which included desecration of churches, breaches of oath and failure to keep the peace, tried in his absence and deposed 23 Jun 1298 in Mainz Cathedral by the electors.  A new conflict with the papacy followed as the Pope had not been consulted[104].  King Adolf refused to accept the ruling and was killed in battle by Albrecht I Duke of Austria who had been elected to succeed as King of Germany.  The Notæ Altahenses record that "Adolfus rex Romanorum" was killed in battle "1298 5 Non Iul"[105]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 2 Jul 1198 of "Adolphus…Romanorum rex"[106]m ([1271]) IMAGINA von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of GERLACH [I] von Isenburg in Limburg an der Lahn & his wife Imagina von Blieskastel (-29 Aug, after 1317, bur Klarenthal).  "Adolphus comes de Nassowe et Ymagina nostra collateralis" exchanged property with the church of Weilburg by charter dated 27 Feb 1284[107]Agnes etzewanne...wirtin was des...Hern Henriches von Westirburg” requested service from “rittere Hern Johanne von Beldirsehm”, with the consent of “unsir sune Johannis und Renhartis...Kuneginnen vrowen...Kunig Adulvis...Greven Gerlaches und Greven Walrabin irre sune...Hn Gerlaches von Limpurg”, by charter dated 1316[108].  Adolf & his wife had eight children: 

a)         HEINRICH (-young).  

b)         RUPRECHT (-2 Dec 1304, bur Prague)The Annales Colmarienses record that "dominus de Rinperch" freed "filium regis Adolfi" from captivity in 1299[109]Betrothed (contract 30 Jun 1292) to [AGNES] of Bohemia, daughter of WENZEL II King of Bohemia & his first wife Guta of Austria [Habsburg] (6 Oct 1289-after 1296, bur Prague Erlöserkirche).  The marriage contract between "Adolfus...Romanorum rex...Rupertum natum nostrum primogenitum" and “Wentzelay regis Bohemorum...filie” is dated 30 Jun 1292[110].  The contract does not name King Wenzel’s daughter.  Agnes was his older daughter at the time, suggesting the likelihood that she was the intended betrothed although this cannot be verified. 

c)         MECHTILD (before 1280-Heidelberg 19 Jun 1323, bur Klarenthal)Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica records that “Rudolfus frater Ludwici imperatoris comes palatinus Reni” married “Methildi...filia Adolfi regis Romanorum[111].  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record the marriage of "filiam Romanorum regis Adolfi…Mechtildim" and Duke Rudolf within a few days of his father's death[112].  The Chronicon Elwacense records the marriage "in Nurnberg 4 Non Sep 1294" of "Rudolfo duci Bavariæ" and "Adolfus rex Romanorum filiam suam"[113]m (Nürnberg 1 Sep 1294) RUDOLF I Duke of Upper Bavaria Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, son of LUDWIG II "der Strenge" Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his third wife Mechtild von Habsburg (4 Oct 1274-[11/13] Aug 1319).

d)         ADELHEID (-1338).  Abbess of Klarenthal.  Pope John XXII instructed the archbishop of Mainz to incorporate "parochialem ecclesiam in Erbinheim" in Clarendal monastery for "Alheydis abbatisse", “nobilis viri Gerlaci comitis Nassawie eiusdem abbatisse fratris” reporting the destruction of the town by “Ludovicus de Bavaria”, dated 2 Feb 1327[114]

e)         IMAGINA (-young).

f)          GERLACH [I] (-1 Jan 1371, bur Kloster Liebenau).  His parentage is confirmed by the bull dated 23 Jan 1328 under which Pope John XXII instructed the bishop of Worms to waive excommunication for "nobilis viri Gerlaci comitis de Nassawe Treverensis diocesis" because, when he was 13 years old, he was granted “subdiaconum” but subsequently resigned the appointment and married[115].  Canon at Liège.  He succeeded in 1305 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg. 

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g)         ADOLF (1292-1294). 

h)         WALRAM [III] (1294-after 22 Dec 1324).  He succeeded in 1312/16 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein und Weilnau. “Agnes etzewanne...wirtin was des...Hern Henriches von Westirburg” requested service from “rittere Hern Johanne von Beldirsehm”, with the consent of “unsir sune Johannis und Renhartis...Kuneginnen vrowen...Kunig Adulvis...Greven Gerlaches und Greven Walrabin irre sune...Hn Gerlaches von Limpurg”, by charter dated 1316[116]

3.         RICHARDIS (-1311).  Nun of St Klara at Mainz, later at Klarenthal.

4.         MECHTILD (-young).

5.         [GERHARD .  Archdeacon of St Lambert at Liège 1318.  Provost of Unsere Liebe Frau at Maastricht.] 

 

 

GERLACH [I] von Nassau, son of ADOLF Graf von Nassau King of Germany & his wife Imagina von Isenburg-Limburg (-1 Jan 1371, bur Kloster Liebenau).  Canon at Liège.  He succeeded in 1305 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg.  “Agnes etzewanne...wirtin was des...Hern Henriches von Westirburg” requested service from “rittere Hern Johanne von Beldirsehm”, with the consent of “unsir sune Johannis und Renhartis...Kuneginnen vrowen...Kunig Adulvis...Greven Gerlaches und Greven Walrabin irre sune...Hn Gerlaches von Limpurg”, by charter dated 1316[117].  From 1326 in ½ Weilnau.  Pope John XXII instructed the bishop of Worms to waive excommunication for "nobilis viri Gerlaci comitis de Nassawe Treverensis diocesis" because, when he was 13 years old, he was granted “subdiaconum” but subsequently resigned the appointment and married, dated 23 Jan 1328[118]"Gerlach grebe von Nassowe" settled a dispute between Kloster Arnstein and "her Heinrich von Aldendorf ritter" by charter dated 7 Mar 1333[119]Abdicated 1344. 

m firstly ([12 Jan/13 May] 1307) AGNES von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH "dem Jüngeren" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife Agnes of Bavaria (-13 Jan 1332, bur Klarenthal).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: "Heinrich...Lantgrave zu Hessen und Otto sin Son", with the consent of “Grefen Gerlaches von Nassauwe unsers...Swagers, Grefen Johans sin Sons, u. Grefen Syfrides von Widechinstein”, confirmed donations to Mentze made by “Lantgrave Johan seligen...unser Vater Lantgrav Otte”, by charter dated 3 May 1347[120].  The primary source which confirms her name and her precise parentage has not been identified. 

m secondly (before 4 Jan 1337) as her second husband, IRMGARD von Hohenlohe, widow of KONRAD III Burggraf von Nürnberg, daughter of KRAFT [II] von Hohenlohe & his wife Adelheid von Württemberg (-11 May 1372). 

Gerlach [I] & his first wife had seven children:

1.         ADOLF [I] (1307-Idstein 17 Jan 1370, bur Klarenthal).  He succeeded in 1346 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden und Idstein.   

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2.         JOHANN [I] (1309-Weilburg 20 Sep 1371).  Canon at Mainz cathedral.  Pope John XXII permitted "Iohanne de Nassawe canonico et archidiacono ecclesie Herbipolensis...natum Gerlaci comitis de Nassawe" to resign his appointments, dated 13 Sep 1327[121].  He succeeded in 1355 as Graf von Nassau in Weilburg. 

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU-WEILBURG

3.         ADELHEID (-8 Aug 1344, bur Kloster Arnsburg)m (contract 16 May 1326) ULRICH [III] Herr von Hanau, son of ULRICH [II] Herr von Hanau & his wife Agnes von Hohenlohe (-[31 Aug 1369/2 Jan 1370]).

4.         AGNES .  Nun at Klarenthal 1355.

5.         ELISABETH (-after 1370)m (before 16 Aug 1326) LUDWIG von Hohenlohe zu Uffenheim, son of ALBRECHT [II] von Hohenlohe zu Uffenheim & his wife Adelheid --- (-[18 Feb/15 Aug] 1356).

6.         GERLACH (1322-Aschaffenburg 12 Feb 1371, bur Kloster Eberbach).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1336.  Canon at Trier cathedral 1343.  Pope Clement VI granted “canonicatu eccl. Trever.” to "Gerlaco nato Gerlaci comitis de Nassowia" despite already holding “canonicatum et prebendam in eccl. Maguntina”, dated 25 Feb 1343[122].  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt 1344.  Dominican 1345.  Elect of Mainz 1346.  Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1354.

7.         MARIE (-before 1366)m as his first wife, KONRAD von Weinsberg, son of KONRAD [VI] von Weinsberg & his second wife Luckard von Breuberg ([1326/29]-[1366]).

Gerlach I & his second wife had two children:

8.         KRAFT (-1 Oct after 1361).  Graf von Nassau in Sonnenberg.  Canon at Strasbourg cathedral 1343.  At the request of “Gerlacus comes Nassoye filius quondam Adolphi regis”, Pope Clement VI granted "ecclesie Argentinensis canonicatu sub expectatione prebende" to “filio suo Kraftoni”, despite “defectum etatis” and on condition of his reaching 20 years of age, dated 30 Oct 1343[123]

9.         RUPRECHT (-4 Sep 1390)Graf von Nassau in Sonnenberg 1355.  Amtmann of the Bishop-Elector of Mainz at Amöneburg 1380.  Imperial Landvogt der Wetterau 1381.  Ruprecht grebe zu Nassauwe und Anne unse...husfrauwe” acknowledged a debt to “unser...swegerin Alheyden grebinn zu Kastyl” by charter dated 10 Sep 1379[124]m (before 8 Nov 1362). as her first husband, ANNA von Nassau-Hadamar, daughter of JOHANN Graf von Nassau in Hadamar & his wife Elisabeth von Waldeck (-21 Jan 1404, bur Eberbach).  Ruprecht grebe zu Nassauwe und Anne unse...husfrauwe” acknowledged a debt to “unser...swegerin Alheyden grebinn zu Kastyl” by charter dated 10 Sep 1379[125]She married secondly (before 11 Jan 1391) as his second wife, Diether [VIII] Graf von Katzenelnbogen"Anne Graffine zu Nassauwe und…Graue Diether Graue zu Katzenelnbogen" confirmed with "untze…Swagern Walramen Grauen zu Nassauwe und Philipps Graffen zu Nassauwe und zu Sarbrucken" the dower granted by "untz Hutzwirt Graue Ruprecht" to "Annen vorgenannt" by charter dated 1391[126]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XII Id Jan" in 1404 of "Dna Anna conthoralis Dni Dytheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen"[127]

 

 

ADOLF [I] von Nassau, son of GERLACH [I] Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg & his first wife Agnes von Hessen (1307-Idstein 17 Jan 1370, bur Klarenthal).  He succeeded in 1346 as Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden und Idstein. 

m (Papal dispensation 13 Sep 1327, contract Munich 23 Feb 1330, 1332) MARGARETA von Nürnberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH IV Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Margareta von Görz (-after 13 Nov 1382, bur Klarenthal).  Pope John XXII issued a dispensation for the marriage between "nobili viro Adolpho nato nobilis viri Gerlaci comitis de Nassawe Trevirensis diocesis" and “una ex filiabus...nobilis viri burgravii de Nurenberg Bambergensis diocesis” despite their 4° consanguinity, dated 13 Sep 1327[128].  The marriage contract between Friderich...Purgrave ze Nurnberch...Margretin unser Tochter” and “Gerlachin grauin von Nassowe...Adolfin...sun” is dated 23 Feb 1330, with the advice of “Emchen Grauen von Nassowe unsers...Swagers und Ulrichs von Hanawe und Johansen dez vorgenanten greuen Emchin sun”, witnessed by “Ludewig von Hoenloch under...Oheim...Friderich von Trichendinge, Ludwigen hertzogin von Tecke, Ludwig und Friderich gebruder grauen von Ötingen, Craftin, Ludwigen, Gotfridin von Hohenloch, Ulrichen on Hanawe, Conrad Purgrauen von Nurnberch unsin...Sun...[129].  The testament of Margareth Graffynne zu Naßauwe...wydewe graffen Adolffs Graffen zu Naßauwe”, dated 13 Nov 1382, bequeathed property to “unßerm...sone Herrn Reynharte Hrn. zu Westerburg und unßer...htmhter Katharinen frauwen zu Westerburg[130]

Adolf [I] & his wife had sixteen children: 

1.         GERLACH [II] ([1333]-after 1386).  He succeeded his father in 1370 as joint Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, jointly with his brother Walram.  m (contract 22 May 1354, before 1360) as her first husband, AGNES von Veldenz, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Veldenz [Geroldseck] & his wife Agnes von Sponheim (-after 1398).  The marriage contract between “Adolff graue zu Nassauwe...Gerlachen unsern eltesten son” and “grauen Heinrich von Veldentzen...Agnesen seiner eltesten dochter”, naming “unsers bruders grauen Johannes von Nassauwe herrn zu Merenberg”, is dated 22 May 1354[131].  She married secondly Otto Wildgraf in Dhronecken (-1409 before 31 May).

2.         FRIEDRICH (-1371).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1358.  

3.         AGNES (-1376)m firstly WERNER [IV] Graf von Wittgenstein, son of --- (-before 1359).  m secondly (before 1361) EBERHARD Herr von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED Herr von Eppstein & his wife Luckard von Breuberg (-[28 May/16 Oct] 1391). 

4.         JOHANN (-after 22 May 1354).  Herr zu Merenberg.  The marriage contract between “Adolff graue zu Nassauwe...Gerlachen unsern eltesten son” and “grauen Heinrich von Veldentzen...Agnesen seiner eltesten dochter”, naming “unsers bruders grauen Johannes von Nassauwe herrn zu Merenberg”, is dated 22 May 1354[132]

5.         MARGARETA .  Abbess in Klarenthal.

6.         ELISABETH (-1 Feb 1389)"Dyether Grefe zu Katzynellbogen" granted "Dorinburch" as dower to "Grefen Adolfe Grefen zu Nassaw…Elsebeth sin Dochter…unser…Frauwen", naming "unsir…Fater Johann Grefe zu Katzynellmbogen", by charter dated 18 Jun 1361[133]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Kal Feb" in 1389 of "Domina Elisabeth de Nassowe quondam uxor dni Dyetherich comitis de Katzenelbogen"[134]m ([18 Jun 1361]) as his first wife, DIETHER [VIII] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of JOHANN Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Elisabeth von Isenburg-Limburg (-17 Feb 1402, bur Eberbach).

7.         ADOLF ([1345/46]-Heiligenstadt 6 Feb 1390, bur Kloster Eberbach).  Canon at Köln cathedral 1362.  Canon of St Florin at Koblenz 1364/71.  Canon at Bingen and Wetzlar 1366.  Elekt of Mainz and Provost of St Georg at Limburg 1371.  Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1381.

8.         JOHANN ([1353]-7 Aug 1420).  Statthalter in Eichsfeld (for the Archbishopric-Electorate of Mainz).  Vogt at Jechsburg 1412. 

9.         ANNA (-28 Oct ----).  Abbess in Klarenthal

10.      WALRAM [II] (1354-7 Nov 1393, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1370 as Joint Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, jointly with his brother Gerlach.  m (1374) BERTHA von Westerburg, daughter of JOHANN [I] Herr von Westerburg & his wife Kunigunde von Sayn (-24 Mar 1418).  Walram [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ADOLF [II] (1386-26 Jul 1426, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1393 as Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein.   

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b)         MARGARETA (-after 1432)m ([27 Aug 1398]) HEINRICH [VII] Graf von Waldeck, son of --- (-after 30 Apr 1442).

11.      JOHANN ([1360]-Aschaffenburg 23 Sep 1419)Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1397.  Johann had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

a)         JOHANN von Nassau .  From (1417 at Bingen.  1443.  m ([30 May 1400]) IDECHIN von Heinsberg, daughter of GERHARD von Heinsberg Münzmeister at Bingen & his wife ---.  1443.

12.      KATHARINA (-after 1403)The testament of Margareth Graffynne zu Naßauwe...wydewe graffen Adolffs Graffen zu Naßauwe”, dated 13 Nov 1382, bequeathed property to “unßerm...sone Herrn Reynharte Hrn. zu Westerburg und unßer...htmhter Katharinen frauwen zu Westerburg[135]m (10 Jun 1373) REINHARD [III] Herr von Westerburg, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Westerburg & his wife Kunigunde von Sayn (-1421).

13.      FRIEDRICH (-young).

14.      WALRAM (-young).

15.      JOHANNA (-young).

16.      RODERETA .

Adolf I had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

17.       JOHANN ADOLF von Nassau (-4 Aug 1420).  Scholasticus of St Marien at Bingen 1401/02 and 1413.  Vogt of Jechaburg 1412.  Provost at Jechaburg 1412/18.  Provisor at Erfurt 1413.  Legitimated 1417/19.  From (1418 zu Gieboldehausen.  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt 1419/20.  Custos of St Viktor at Mainz. 

 

 

ADOLF [II] von Nassau, son of WALRAM [II] Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein & his wife Bertha von Westerburg (1386-26 Jul 1426, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1393 as Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein.  Statthalter in Hessen (for the Archbishopric-Electorate of Mainz). 

m (contract Worms 17 Mar 1412, Mar 1418) MARGARETA von Baden, daughter of BERNHARD I Markgraf von Baden & his second wife Anna von Oettingen (25 Jan 1404-7 Nov 1442, bur Idstein).  "Margaretha von Baden Gräfin zu Nassau, Wittwe, Johann und Adolph Grafen zu Nassau ihre Söhne" confirmed an alliance with "Herrn Johann Grafen zu Katzenelnbogen und Philipp seinem Sohn, ihren Schwägern und Nefen" by charter dated 1429[136]

Adolf II & his wife had five children: 

1.         JOHANN (1419-9 May 1480).  He succeeded his father in 1426 as Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein"Margaretha von Baden Gräfin zu Nassau, Wittwe, Johann und Adolph Grafen zu Nassau ihre Söhne" confirmed an alliance with "Herrn Johann Grafen zu Katzenelnbogen und Philipp seinem Sohn, ihren Schwägern und Nefen" by charter dated 1429[137]m (Breda 17 Jun 1437) MARIE von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of ENGELBERT I Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Johanna van Polanen Heiress of Breda (2 Feb 1418-11 Oct 1472).  Johann & his wife had nine children: 

a)         MARIA (1438-14 Jan 1480)m (25 May 1455) LUDWIG [II] Graf von Isenburg-Büdingen, son of DIETHER [I] Graf von Isenburg-Büdingen & his wife Elisabeth von Solms ([1422]-Büdingen 4 Jun 1511).

b)         MARGARETA (-27 Jun 1486).  Abbess of Klarenthal.

c)         ADOLF [III] (10 Nov 1443-Wiesbaden 6 Jul 1511, bur Wiesbaden).  He succeeded his father in 1480 as Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden

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d)         JOHANN ([1445]-27 Feb 1482).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1453.  Provost of St Georg at Limburg 1470/82.  Canon of St Lambert at Liège [1470].  Canon of St Mariengreden at Mainz 1479.

e)         ANNA ([1442]-1 Mar 1480, bur Hungen)m (Mainz 1 Jan 1464) OTTO [II] Graf zu Solms-Braunfels, son of --- (22 Nov 1426-29 Jun 1504, bur Kloster Altenburg bei Wetzlar). 

f)          BERTA (-12 Apr ----).  Abbess of Klarenthal.  1446

g)         ENGELBERT (1448-Mainz 7 Apr 1508).  Canon at Köln cathedral 1456.  Provost of St Bartholomäus at Frankfurt 1475/81.  Canon of St Gereon at Köln 1479.  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1483/1508.  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt.  Imperial Chancellor 1476.

h)         PHILIPP (1450-16 Jun 1509, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1480 as Graf von Nassau-Idsteinm (1470) MARGARETA Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken, daughter of LUDWIG I “der Schwarze” Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken und Veldenz & his wife Jeanne de Croÿ (10 Jul 1456-7 Sep 1527, bur Idstein). 

i)          ANNA (-2 Jun ----).  Nun at Klarenthal.

2.         ANNA (1421-1465)m ([1438]) EBERHARD Herr von Eppstein, son of EBERHARD Herr von Eppstein und Königstein & his wife --- von Cronberg (-[17 Nov/24 Dec] 1466).  

3.         ADOLF ([1423]-Eltville 6 Sep 1475, bur Eberbach).  "Margaretha von Baden Gräfin zu Nassau, Wittwe, Johann und Adolph Grafen zu Nassau ihre Söhne" confirmed an alliance with "Herrn Johann Grafen zu Katzenelnbogen und Philipp seinem Sohn, ihren Schwägern und Nefen" by charter dated 1429[138].  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1438.  Canon at Trier cathedral 1439.  Canon at Köln cathedral 1444.  Canon at Speyer cathedral 1447/51.  Provost of St Peter at Mainz 1451/59.  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt 1456/61.  Elected Archbishop-Elector of Mainz, installed 1466.

4.         WALRAM .  1426.

5.         AGNES (-13 Jun 1485, bur Aschaffenburg).  Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by the following document: the marriage contract between “Conrad Here zu Bickenbach und Agnes Grevin zu Nassauwe sin...Gemahele...Susanna...unser...htmhter” and “Albrechten Graven und Hern zu Manßfelt” is dated late-Oct 1473[139]m (before 6 Mar 1451) KONRAD [VII] von Bickenbach, son of --- (-10 Jan 1483).

Adolf II had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

6.          ADOLF .  1444/72.

 

 

ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden, son of JOHANN Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein & his wife Marie von Nassau-Dillenburg (10 Nov 1443-Wiesbaden 6 Jul 1511, bur Wiesbaden).  He succeeded his father in 1480 as ADOLF III Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden.  Imperial Stadhouder in Geldern and Zütphen 1481/92.  From (1509 in Idstein. 

m (20 Jun 1484) MARGARETA von Hanau-Lichtenberg, daughter of PHILIPP I Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg & his wife --- (15 May 1463-26 May 1504, bur Wiesbaden). 

Adolf III & his wife had four children: 

1.         ANNA (-young). 

2.         MARIA MARGARETA (Burg Sonnenberg 9 Aug 1487-2 Mar 1548)m (1502) LUDWIG I Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of JOHANN III Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his wife Elisabeth “die Schöne” von Hessen ([1473]-28 May 1523, bur Weilburg).

3.         ANNA (Leiden 19 Jul 1490-10 Nov 1550)m (19 Aug 1506) as his second wife, HEINRICH [XXXI] Graf von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg, son of GÜNTHER [XXXVIII] Graf von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg & his wife Katharina von Querfurt (-Nordhausen 4 Aug 1526).

4.         PHILIPP (Köln 26 Apr 1492-Idstein 6 Jun 1558, bur Klarenthal).  He succeeded his father in 1511 as PHILIPP I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idsteinm (Bergen op Zoom 24 Aug 1514) ADRIANA van Glymes, daughter of JAN van Glymes Heer van Bergen-op-Zoom & his wife Adrienne de Brimeu (Schloss Wouw 9 Mar 1495-27 Jun 1524, bur Idstein).  Mistress (1): GIELGIN, chambermaid of Graf Philipp, daughter of ---.  Philipp & his wife had six children: 

a)         KATHARINA (1515-1540).  m (Contract 30 Aug 1538) JOHANN II von Hohenfels[-Bolanden], son of --- (-1573).

b)         PHILIPP (1516-Sonnenberg 3 Jan 1566).  He succeeded his father in 1558 as PHILIPP II Graf von Nassau-Idstein.  Philipp had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:  

i)          MARIAm VALERIUS Boppard, son of ---. 

c)         MARGARETA (1517-24 Mar 1596).  Abbess at Walsdorf, near Idstein.

d)         ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Idstein (1518-Idstein 5 Jan 1556, bur Idstein)m (19 Apr 1543). as her second husband, FRANÇOISE de Luxembourg, widow of BERNHARD III Markgraf von Baden-Baden, daughter of CHARLES de Luxembourg Comte de Brienne, de Ligny et de Roussy & his wife Charlotte d'Estouteville (-17 Jun 1566, bur Marienthal).  Adolf & his wife had three children: 

i)          ANNA AMALIE Gräfin von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (1544-Dillenburg 1599).

ii)         MAGDALENE Gräfin von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (1546-Virneburg 16 Apr 1604, bur Wandrath).  Dame de Roussy 1568.  m (9 Sep 1566) JOACHIM Graf von Manderscheid, son of --- (-[Neuerburg] 9 Sep 1582, bur Schleiden).  Colonel in the Spanish army.  Governor of Luxembourg.

iii)        ELISABETH Gräfin von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (-young).

e)         BALTHASAR (1520-11 Jan 1568, bur Idstein).  Knight of the Teutonic Order 1535/64.  Lutheran.  He succeeded his brother in 1566 as BALTHASAR Graf von Nassau-Idstein

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f)          ANNA (1520-1594).  Nun at Walsdorf. 

Philipp had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):  

g)         daughter (20 Mar 1541-).  Nursed by the cowherds of Idstein 1541/42.

 

 

BALTHASAR Graf von Nassau-Idstein, son of PHILIPP I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein & his wife Adriane de Glymes (1520-11 Jan 1568, bur Idstein).  Knight of the Teutonic Order 1535/64.  Lutheran.  He succeeded his brother 1566 as BALTHASAR Graf von Nassau-Idstein

m (6 Sep 1564). as her first husband, MARGARETA von Ysenburg-Büdingen, daughter of REINHARD Graf von Ysenburg in Büdingen & his wife --- (1542-Westerburg 8 Aug 1613, bur Westerburg).  She married secondly (24 May 1570) Georg I Graf zu Leiningen-Westerburg in Schaumburg und Kleeberg (-9 Mar 1586, bur Westerburg). 

Balthasar & his wife had one child: 

1.         JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (chr 12 May 1567-threw himself out of a window Schloß Idstein 20 Jun 1596, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1568 as JOHANN LUDWIG I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden und Idstein, minor until 1590  m (Idstein 2 Dec 1588) MARIA Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of JOHANN VI "dem Älteren" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Elisabeth Landgräfin von Leuchtenberg (Dillenburg 12 Nov 1568-Detmold 30 Apr/10 May 1625).  Johann Ludwig & his wife had six children: 

a)         MARGARETA Gräfin von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (Idstein 15 Sep 1589-Rheda 28 Dec 1660)m firstly (Birstein 30 Nov 1606) ADOLF Graf zu Bentheim und Tecklenburg, son of --- (-5 Nov 1623, bur Rheda).  m secondly (Rheda 29 Jun 1631) WILHELM Freiherr von Wanieczky, son of --- (-Tecklenburg 7 Sep 1644).

b)         ANNA KATHARINA Gräfin von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (Idstein 4 Dec 1590-Detmold 6 Jan 1622)m (Brake 6 May 1607). SIMON Erbgraf zur Lippe, son of --- (-26 Jul 1627).  He succeeded in 1613 as SIMON VII Graf zur Lippe.

c)         MARIE MAGDALENE Gräfin von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (Idstein 11 Aug 1592-Offenbach 13 Jan 1654)m (Büdingen 12 Nov 1609) WOLFGANG HEINRICH Graf zu Ysenburg und Büdingen zu Birstein, son of --- (-Frankfurt am Main 1635).  Major General in the Swedish army. 

d)         JULIANE Gräfin von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (7 Nov 1593-Dillenburg from smallpox 1 Jun 1605).

e)         JOHANN PHILIPP Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (26 Mar 1595-Idstein 29 Aug 1599, bur Idstein).  He succeeded his father in 1596 as JOHANN PHILIPP Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden und Idstein, minor.

f)          JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (21 May 1596-Dillenburg from smallpox 9/19 Jun 1605, bur Dillenburg).  He succeeded his brother in 1599 as JOHANN LUDWIG II Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden und Idstein, minor.

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von NASSAU-WEILBURG

 

 

JOHANN Graf von Nassau, son of GERLACH [I] Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg & his first wife Agnes von Hessen (1309-Weilburg 20 Sep 1371).  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1328.  "Heinrich...Lantgrave zu Hessen und Otto sin Son", with the consent of “Grefen Gerlaches von Nassauwe unsers...Swagers, Grefen Johans sin Sons, u. Grefen Syfrides von Widechinstein”, confirmed donations to Mentze made by “Lantgrave Johan seligen...unser Vater Lantgrav Otte”, by charter dated 3 May 1347[140]He succeeded in 1355 as JOHANN I Graf von Nassau in Weilburg

m firstly (1333) GERTRUD von Merenberg, daughter of HARTRAD Herr von Merenberg & his wife Lisa von Sayn (-6 Oct 1350, bur Welburg).  Heiress of Merenberg and Gleiberg. 

m secondly (1353) JOHANNA von Saarbrücken, daughter of JOHANN [II] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Gillette de Bar-Pierrefort (-Oct 1381).  The testament of “Jehan conte de Sarrebruche seigneur de Comarcey et boutiller de France”, dated 30 Mar 1380, named “ma...fille et héritière seule...Jehanne comtesse de Nassouue[141]Gräfin von Saarbrücken, Dame de Commercy 1381.  

Johann & his first wife had [one child]: 

1.         [daughter (-after 31 Dec 1346)Johann Grebe zu Naßauwe” agreed the betrothal of “eyne unse dochtere” to “dez...sone eyme Hrn Reinards Hrn zu Westirburg, de eyn eynig erbe sin”, in the presence of “unsen neibe...Heinrich Grebe zu Naßauwe”, by charter dated 31 Dec 1346[142].  “Johann Grebe zu Naßauwe” could either be Johann I Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, whose wife was the sister of the second wife of Reinhard [II] Herr von Westerburg, or Johann Graf von Nassau-Hadamar.  “Heinrich Grebe zu Naßauwe” could be Heinrich [I] Herr von Nassau-Beilstein, whose wife Imagena [Meyna] was Reinhard [II]’s sister and who was first cousin of Johann von Nassau-Hadamar but a more remote relative of Johann von Nassau-Weilburg.  On balance, the Merenberg connection appears to favour Johann von Nassau-Weilburg as the father of the betrothed.  Betrothed (contract 31 Dec 1346) to --- von Westerburg, son of REINHARD [II] Herr von Westerburg & his first wife Bertha von Falkenstein.] 

Johann I & his second wife had children:

2.         JOHANNA (1362-Marburg 1 Jan 1383, bur [Marburg Elisabethkirche])The Limburger Chronik records that "greben Johan von Nassauwe" married "von Sarbrucken…Johanna" who left two small daughters when she died, one of whom married "Herman lantgrebe zu Hessen" but died childless and the other "ein herre von Humburg in Sassenlande", and that he married secondly "jungher Philips ein wip von Spainheim"[143]. m (Kassel [30 Jan/11 Feb] 1377) as his first wife, HERMANN II "der Gelehrte" Landgraf von Hessen, son of LUDWIG II Landgraf Herr von Hessen zu Grebenstein & his wife his wife Elisabeth von Sponheim ([1342]-10 Jun 1413, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).

3.         JOHANN (-6 Oct 1365, bur Weilburg).  Twin with Johannette.

4.         JOHANNETTE (-6 Oct 1365, bur Weilburg).  Twin with Johann.

5.         AGNES (-1401)m (1382) SIMON III WECKER Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, son of --- (-1401).  

6.         PHILIPP (1368-Wiesbaden 2 Jul 1429, bur Kloster Klarenthal).  He succeeded his father in 1371 as PHILIPP I Graf von Nassau-Weilburg.  From (1381, in Saarbrücken.  From 1405, in Neuweilnau.  Landvogt der Wetterau 1415/17.  Counsellor of the Palatinate 1416/26.  m firstly (1385) ANNA von Hohenlohe, daughter and heiress of KRAFT [IV] Herr von Hohenlohe in Weikersheim & his first wife Agnes von Ziegenhain (-Kirchheim (11 Oct 1410, bur Kirchheim).  Heiress of Kirchheim[-Bolanden] and Stauf.  m secondly ([Vézelise 8 May 1412]) ISABELLE de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY de Lorraine Seigneur de Rimigny Comte de Vaudémont & his wife Marguerite de Joinville ([1397]-Saarbrücken 17 Jan 1456, bur St Arnoul).  Philipp I & his first wife had two children: 

a)         PHILIPP (1388-19 Apr 1416, bur Weilburg).

b)         JOHANNETTA (-Römhild 1 Feb 1481, bur Römhild)"Jorge graue und herre zu Hennberg und Johannet grafinne und frauwe daselbst geborn von Nassaue und Sarbrucken” renounced rights to “die herschafft von Hohenloch", inherited from “unser...swiger und mutter selbigen grafinne zu Nassaue geborn von Hohenloch”, with the consent of “Micheln graue zu Wertheim unserm...swager und Sophien grafinne zu Wertheim geborne von Hennberg siner...gemaheln unser...swester”, charter dated 24 Aug 1432[144]m (1422) GEORG [I] Graf von Henneberg-Aschach, son of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Henneberg-Aschach & his wife Elisabeth von Henneberg (-25 Jul 1465).

Philipp I & his second wife had three children:

c)         PHILIPP (12 Mar 1418-Mainz 19 Mar 1492).  He succeeded his father in 1429 as PHILIPP II Graf von Nassau-Weilburg

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d)         JOHANN (4 Apr 1423-Vehingen, Württemberg 25 Jul 1472, bur St Arnoul).  He succeeded in 1442 as JOHANN II Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN.   

e)         MARGARETA (26 Apr 1426-5 May 1490, bur Mainz Karmeliterkloster)m (1441) GERHARD Herr zu Rodemachern, son of --- (-before 1489).

Philipp I had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

f)          PHILIPP von Nassau .  1426, Burgmann at Saarbrücken.

g)         GRETE (-before 1437).  m (before 1425) PETER von Rittenhofen, son of ---.

h)         HEINTZCHEN von Nassau .  1404/14 at Saarbrücken.  m MARGARETHA, daughter of ---.  1404.

7.         SCHONETTE (-Hildesheim 25 Apr 1436, bur Hildesheim Cathedral)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Hertoghe Otto, Hertoghen Frederikes sone to Brunswick, eyn Here to Embeke unde Osterode” married “eins Greven dochter van Nassaw...Schoneta”, widow of “des lesten Greven unde Heren Hinrikes to Homborch”, but was childless by her[145]m firstly (30 Jan 1384) HEINRICH von Homburg, son of --- (-[13 Nov/4 Dec] 1409).  m secondly ([18 Jul/22 Sep] 1414) OTTO II Herzog von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen, son of FRIEDRICH Herzog von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen & his wife Adelheid von Anhalt ([1396]-[6 Jan/16 Apr] 1452).  

8.         MARGARETA (-22 Jan 1427)The marriage contract between Philips graue zu Nssauwe und zu Sarbrücken...Margreten sine swester” and “Friederichen grauen zu Veldentzen dem jongen” is dated 25 Mar 1393[146]m (contract 25 Mar 1393) FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Veldenz, son of HEINRICH [III] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Loretta von Sponheim (-before 29 Oct 1444).

 

 

PHILIPP Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of PHILIPP I Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his second wife Isabelle de Lorraine (12 Mar 1418-Mainz 19 Mar 1492).  He succeeded his father in 1429 as PHILIPP II Graf von Nassau-Weilburg

m firstly (contract 7 Jan 1438, 25 Sep 1440) MARGARETA von Heinsberg, daughter of JOHANN [III] Herr zu Jülich und Heinsberg [Looz] & his wife Walpurga von Mörs (25 Jul 1426-Weilburg 12 Feb 1446). 

m secondly (1477) VERONIKA von Sayn-Wittgenstein, daughter of GEORG [I] Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein & his wife --- (-3 Jul 1511, bur Mainz Cathedral). 

Mistress (1):  [MARTHA] von Walderdorff, daughter of WILDERICH von Walderdorff & his wife Martha Kolb von Wilnsdorf. 

Mistress (2):  ---.  The name of Philipp’s second mistress is not known. 

Philipp II & his first wife had one child:

1.         JOHANN (27 Jun 1441-15 Jul 1480).  He ruled jointly with his father from 1472 as JOHANN III Graf von Nassau-Weilburgm (1464) ELISABETH "die Schöne" von Hessen, daughter of LUDWIG III "der Friedsame" Landgraf von Hessen & his wife Anna von Sachsen (chr Kassel 14 Dec 1453-22 Apr 1489, bur Weilburg).  Johann III & his wife had two children: 

a)         LUDWIG ([1473]-28 May 1523, bur Weilburg).  He succeeded his grandfather in 1492 as LUDWIG I Graf von Nassau-Weilburgm (1502) MARIA MARGARETA von Nassau-Wiesbaden, daughter of ADOLF III Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden und Idstein & his wife Margareta von Hanau-Lichtenberg (9 Aug 1487-2 Mar 1548).  Ludwig I & his wife had six children: 

i)          PHILIPP (Weilnau 20 Sep 1504-Weilburg 4 Oct 1559, bur Weilburg).  He succeeded his father in 1523 as PHILIPP III Graf von Nassau-Weilburg.   

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ii)         ANNA (7 Oct 1505-Löhnberg 28 Nov 1564, bur Weilburg)m (16 Feb 1523) JOHANN III Herr von Nassau-Beilstein, son of JOHANN II Herr von Nassau-Beilstein & his first wife Marie von Solms-Braunfels (17 Nov 1495-13 Dec 1561).

iii)        LUDWIG (24 Nov 1507-1 Dec 1507).

iv)       LUDWIG (20 Oct 1508-17 Mar 1510).

v)        ELISABETH .  Nun at Rosenthal.

vi)       JOHANN (-young).

b)         ELISABETH (-young). 

Philipp II had three illegitimate children by Mistress (1): 

2.          ELSE (-after 26 Dec 1487).  m ([22 Jan 1453]) PHILIPP von Sulzbach, son of --- (-before 8 Sep 1485).

3.          PHILIPP von Nassau .  Amtmann at Löhnberg.  1467/92.  m (14 May 1459) ANNA von Klettenberg, daughter of ERWIN von Klettenburg & his wife Katharina ---.  Philipp & his wife had one child: 

a)         JOHANN von Nassau (-[1525/29]).  Amtmann and Schloßvogt at Löhnberg.  m BARBARA von Hasselach, daughter of ---.  1500/30.  Johann & his wife had three children: 

i)          PHILIPP (-before 1542).  Burgmann at Löhnberg.  m (before 1537) as her first husband, APOLLONIA von Solms, daughter of KONRAD bastard von Solms & his wife ---.  She married secondly (before 1545) Volpert, Hofmann at Löhnberg.

ii)         ANNA (-Aug 1547).  m NIKOLAUS von Rangen, son of ---.

iii)        KATHARINA .  1530/67.

4.          WILDERICH von Nassau .  1479/1504.  Baumeister of the Order of St John. 

Philipp II had one illegitimate child by mistress (2):  

5.          ELSAGEN (-after 1463).

 

 

PHILIPP Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of (Weilnau 20 Sep 1504-Weilburg 4 Oct 1559, bur Weilburg).  He succeeded his father in 1523 as PHILIPP III Graf von Nassau-Weilburg

m firstly ([2 Dec 1523]) ELISABETH von Sayn, daughter of GERHARD III Graf von Sayn & his wife --- (-5 Feb 1531, bur Weilburg). 

m secondly (1536 after 23 Sep) ANNA von Mansfeld, daughter of ALBRECHT Graf von Mansfeld & his wife Anna von Honstein ([1530]-26 Dec 1537, bur Weilburg). 

m thirdly (Büdingen 17 Aug 1541) AMALIE von Ysenburg-Büdingen, daughter of JOHANN Graf von Ysenburg in Büdingen und Birstein & his wife --- (23 Jun 1522-Offenbach 18 May 1579). 

Philipp III & his first wife had four children:

1.         LUDWIG ([1524]-young, bur Weilburg).

2.         PHILIPP ([1526]-young, bur Weilburg). 

3.         daughter ([1528]-young).

4.         daughter ([1530]-young). 

Philipp III & his second wife had one child:

5.         ALBRECHT (Neuweilnau 26 Dec 1537-Schloß Ottweiler 11 Nov 1593, bur Schloß Ottweiler).  He succeeded in 1574 as ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg in Ottweiler, Hohenburg, Kirchheim, Lahr und Mahlberg. 

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Philipp III & his third wife had three children:

6.         PHILIPP (14 Apr 1542-Saarbrücken 12 Mar 1602, bur St Arnoul).  He succeeded in 1574 as PHILIPP IV Graf von Nassau-Weilburg in Saarbrücken und Saarwerdenm firstly (9 Apr 1563) ERIKA von Manderscheid, daughter of FRANZ Graf von Manderscheid in Kerpen, Reckheim und Kasselburg & his wife --- ([1546]-Dillenburg 25 Dec 1581, bur St Arnoul).  m secondly (Neuweilnau 3 Oct 1583) as her first husband, ELISABETH Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of JOHANN VI Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his first wife Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (Dillenburg 24 Jan 1564-Frankfurt am Main 5 May 1611, bur Büdingen).  She married secondly (7 May 1603) Wolfgang Ernst Graf zu Ysenburg und Büdingen (-Birstein 21 May 1633, bur Büdingen).  Philipp IV & his first wife had one child:

a)         ANNA AMALIE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Dec 1565-Dillenburg 7 Mar 1605, bur Dillenburg)m (Neuweilnau 22 Sep 1584) as his first wife, GEORG Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN VI "der Ältere" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar und Diez & his first wife Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (Dillenburg 1 Sep 1562-Dillenburg 9 Aug 1623, bur Dillenburg).  He succeeded his oldest brother in 1620 as GEORG "der Alte" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg

7.         OTTILIA (Weilburg 27 Jul 1546-[1607])m (Weilburg 23 Jun 1567) OTTO I Wild- und Rheingraf in Mörchingen [Morhange] und Kyrburg, son of --- (Kyrburg 15 Aug 1545-Kyrburg 7 Jun 1607).

8.         ANNA AMALIE (26 Jul 1549-7 Jan 1598)m (1588) FRIEDRICH I Wild- und Rheingraf von Salm-Neufville, son of --- (-1608).

 

 

ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of PHILIPP III Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his second wife Anna von Mansfeld (Neuweilnau 26 Dec 1537-Schloß Ottweiler 11 Nov 1593, bur Schloß Ottweiler).  He succeeded in 1574 as ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg in Ottweiler, Hohenburg, Kirchheim, Lahr und Mahlberg. 

m (Dillenburg 16 Jun 1559) ANNA Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of WILHELM I "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Vianden und [halb] Diez & his second wife Juliane von Stolberg-Wernigerode (Dillenburg 21 Sep 1541-Weilburg 12 Feb 1616, bur Weilburg Pfarrkirche). 

Albrecht & his wife had fourteen children: 

1.         ANNA AMALIE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 12 Oct 1560-Strasbourg 6 Jan 1635)m (Ottweiler 9 Sep 1581) OTTO Graf zu Solms-Sonnenwalde und Pouch, son of --- (25 Jun 1550-Sonnenwalde 29 Jan 1612).

2.         JULIANE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (10 Aug 1562-20 Nov 1562).

3.         KATHARINA Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (6 Dec 1563-Saarbrücken 4 Oct 1613).  

4.         LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 9 Aug 1565-Saarbrücken 8/18 Nov 1627, bur St Arnoul).  He succeeded his father in 1593 as LUDWIG II Joint Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, jointly with his brothers, his residence being in Ottweiler. 

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5.         GEORG PHILIPP Graf von Nassau-Weilburg (30 Mar 1567-26 Feb 1570).

6.         ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg (19 Mar 1569-2 Jan 1571).

7.         WILHELM Graf von Nassau-Weilburg (25 Aug 1570-Burg Schwalbach 19 Nov 1597).  He succeeded his father in 1593 as WILHELM Joint Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, jointly with his brothers, his residence being in Weilburg.  m (Birstein 1 Feb 1596) ERIKA Gräfin von Ysenburg und Büdingen, daughter of PHILIPP Graf von Ysenburg und Büdingen & his wife Irmgard Gräfin von Solms-Braunfels (13 Jan 1569-Berleburg 16/26 Apr 1628).  Wilhelm & his wife had two children: 

a)         ANNA Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 6 Jan 1597-Worms 7 Jan 1645)m (Ottweiler 18/28 Nov 1628) FRIEDRICH Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg in Dagsburg, son of --- (-29 Apr 1631).

b)         ELISABETH JULIANE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 27 Mar 1598-Berleburg 5 Apr 1682)m firstly (Burg Schwalbach 1627) LUDWIG KASIMIR Erbgraf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, son of --- (-murdered 16 Jun 1643).  He succeeded in 1631 as Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburgm secondly (27 Aug 1647) GEORG III Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, son of --- (-10 Dec 1680). 

8.         ELISABETH Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 12 Apr 1572-Berleburg 28 Mar 1607)m (Berleburg 12 Jun 1596) GEORG Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, son of --- (Berleburg 30 Apr 1565-Berleburg 16 Dec 1631).

9.         JULIANE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (17 Mar 1574-).

10.      ANNA SIBYLLE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (Ottweiler 26 May 1575-before 1643)m firstly (Saarbrücken 26 Aug 1606) PETER ERNST II Freiherr von Criechingen, son of --- (-1633).  Graf von Criechingen 1617.  m secondly --- du Vivier, son of ---.  Advocate at Metz.  

11.      JOHANN KASIMIR Graf von Nassau-Weilburg (Ottweiler 24 Sep 1577-Wehen 29 Mar 1602, bur Weilburg).  He succeeded his father in 1593 as JOHANN KASIMIR Joint Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, jointly with his brothers, his residence being in Gleiberg.  m (Weilburg 10 May 1601) ELISABETH Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt, daughter of GEORG I “der Fromme” Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his first wife Magdalene Gräfin zur Lippe (Darmstadt 29 Nov 1579-Wehen 17 Jul 1655, bur Weilburg).  Johann Kasimir & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANNA ELEONORE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg ([9 Sep] 1602-Reichenweiher, Upper Alsace 7 Sep 1685)m ([Wehen] or Darmstadt 14/24 May 1625) as his second wife, LUDWIG FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg-Montbéliard, son of FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Sibylle Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Montbéliard 29 Jan 1586-Montbéliard 26 Jan 1631, bur Montbéliard).

12.      MAGDALENE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (13 May 1580-Schloß Neuweilnau 21 Apr 1658).

13.      ANNA OTTILIA Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 26 Jan 1582-Metz 10 Sep 1635)m (Weilburg 18 Nov 1609) WILHELM Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, son of --- (14 Mar 1569-29 Oct 1623).

14.      ERNESTINE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg (24 Mar 1584-Idstein Oct 1665, bur Idstein Pfarrkirche)m (Weilburg 11/21 Mar 1616) PHILIPP LUDWIG Graf von Wied-Runkel, son of --- (-Runkel 2 Aug 1633, bur Idstein Pfarrkirche). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1442-1574

 

 

JOHANN Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of PHILIPP I Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his second wife Isabelle de Lorraine (4 Apr 1423-Vehingen, Württemberg 25 Jul 1472, bur St Arnoul).  He succeeded in 1442 as JOHANN II Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken

m firstly ([30 Nov 1456]) JOHANNA von Heinsberg, daughter JOHANN [IV] Herr zu Heinsberg und Löwenberg [Looz] & his wife Johanna van Diest (29 Jun 1443-Mainz 3 Sep 1469, bur St Arnoul).  Heiress of Heinsberg, Geilenkirchen, Dalenbroich, Diest, Sichem, and Zeelhem. 

m secondly (Rottenburg or Saarbrücken 30 Oct 1470) as her first husband, ELISABETH von Württemberg, daughter of LUDWIG I Graf von Württemberg & his wife Mechtild Pfalzgräfin (4 Oct 1447-Stolberg 3 Jun 1505, bur Stolberg St Martin).  She married secondly ([Maulbronn 21 Oct] before 4 Nov 1474) Heinrich "der Ältere" Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (-17 Sep 1511). 

Johann II & his first wife had two children: 

1.         ELISABETH (19 Oct 1459-9 Mar 1479)The Memorienbuch of Düsseldorf St Maria records the death "V Id Mar 1479" of "domina Elizabeth de Nassauwe ducissa et conthoralis...domini nostri Wilhelmi ducis Juliancensis et Montensis"[147]m (Saarbrücken 19 Oct 1472) WILHELM [VIII] Graf von Jülich Graf von Berg und Ravensberg, son of GERHARD [VII] Duke of Jülich and Berg & his wife Sophie von Sachsen-Lauenburg (9 Jan 1455-6 Sep 1511).  He succeeded in 1475 as WILHELM IV Duke of Jülich and Berg

2.         JOHANNA (14 Apr 1464-7 May 1521, bur Simmern)m (29 Sep 1481) JOHANN I Pfalzgraf von Simmern, son of FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf von Simmern & his wife Margareta van Gelre (15 May 1459-Starkenburg 17 Jan 1509, bur Simmern Stadtkirche). 

Johann II & his second wife had one child: 

3.         JOHANN LUDWIG (posthumously Saarbrücken 20 Oct 1472-Saarbrücken 4 Jun 1545).  He succeeded at birth as JOHANN LUDWIG I Graf von Nassau-Saarbrückenm firstly (Saarbrücken 29 Jan 1492) ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken, daughter of LUDWIG I "der Schwarze" Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken & his wife Jeanne de Croÿ (1469-23 Jun 1500).  m secondly (14 Feb 1507) KATHARINA von Mörs heiress of Saarwerden, daughter of JOHANN III Graf von Mörs in Mörs und Saarwerden & his wife Anna von Berg ([1491]-16 Sep 1547).  Johann Ludwig I & his first wife had six children: 

a)         ODILIA (26 Dec 1492-1 Mar 1554).  m ([11 Nov 1516]) JOHANN V Graf zu Sayn in Sayn Hachenburg und Altenkirchen, son of --- (-1529 before 25 Sep, bur Marienstatt). 

b)         ANNA (12 Dec 1493-Rosenthal 10 Jan 1565).  Nun at Rosenthal.  

c)         ELISABETH (11 Jan 1495-before 18 Aug 1559).  Canoness at Drübeck until 1517.  Nun at Walsdorf 1518. 

d)         JOHANNA (13 Sep 1496-21 Dec 1566).  Abbess of Herbitzheim 1554. 

e)         MARGARETA (1497-young). 

f)          FELIZITAS (13 Feb 1499-).  Nun. 

Johann Ludwig I & his second wife had nine children: 

g)         ANNA (20 Aug 1508-Rosenthal 22 Mar 1582).  Nun at Kloster Rosenthal.  

h)         PHILIPP (25 Jul 1509-Strasbourg 19 Jun 1554, bur St Arnoul).  He succeeded his father in 1545 as PHILIPP II Graf von Nassau-Saarbrückenm (17 Jul 1535) as her first husband, KATHARINA APPOLONIA von Leiningen, daughter of EMICH IX Graf von Leiningen & his wife --- (-1585).  She married secondly (1557) Johann Jakob I Graf von Eberstein in Frauenberg Rixingen und Oberstein (-Frauenberg 8 Mar 1574, bur Gernsbach).  Mistress (1)ADELHEID von Kronenkracht, daughter of --- (-before 1563).  Mistress (2)ELISABETH Selz, daughter of ---.  Mistress (3):  ---.  The name of Philipp’s third mistress is not known.  Philipp II had two illegitimate children by Mistress (1): 

i)          HANS FRIEDRICH von Nassau und Saarbrücken .  Legitimated 8 Aug 1565, confirmed by Imperial order at Speyer 10 Sep 1565.  At Bensdorf 1571. 

ii)         HANS LUDWIG von Nassau und Saarbrücken .  Legitimated 8 Aug 1565, confirmed by Imperial order at Speyer 10 Sep 1565.  At Helfingen 1573.   

Philipp II had one illegitimate son by Mistress (2): 

iii)        PHILIPP . 

Philipp II had one illegitimate son by Mistress (3): 

iv)        PHILIPP (-before 1626).  m ---.  The name of Philipp’s wife is not known.  Philipp & his wife had children: 

(a)        daughters.  Living 1626/38. 

i)          JOHANN (5 Apr 1511-Saarbrücken 23 Nov 1574, bur St Arnoul).  He succeeded in 1547 as JOHANN III Graf von Nassau in Ottweiler und Homburg.  

j)          MARGARETA (16 May 1513-Walsdorf after 1562).  Nun at Walsdorf.  

k)         ELISABETH (26 Apr 1515-after 1568).  Nun at Walsdorf. 

l)          KATHARINA (11 Nov 1517-1553)m (17 Jul 1537) EMICH [X] Graf von Leiningen, son of EMICH [IX] Graf von Leiningen & his wife --- (1498-10 Jan 1541). 

m)       AGNES (1519-young). 

n)         JOHANN LUDWIG (29 Mar 1524-Saarbrücken from a fall from a horse 6 Dec 1542, bur St Arnoul).  Canon at Köln, Trier and Strasbourg cathedrals. 

o)         ADOLF (22 Aug 1526-26 Nov 1559, bur Kirchheim).  He succeeded in 1547 as ADOLF Graf von Nassau in Kirchheim-Bolandenm (Boppard 28 Aug 1553) ANASTASIA von Isenburg-Grenzau, daughter of HEINRICH von Isenburg-Grenzau & his wife Margareta von Wertheim (-Kirchheim 26 Jan 1558). 

Johann II had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

p)         JOHANN (-after 14 Jun 1463).  Magister.  Canon of St Arnoul near Saarbrücken.

 

 

 

D.      GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1602-1728, FÜRSTEN zu NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1688-1721

 

 

LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his wife Anna Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg (Weilburg 9 Aug 1565-Saarbrücken 8/18 Nov 1627, bur St Arnoul).  He succeeded his father in 1593 as LUDWIG II Joint Graf von Nassau-Weilburg, jointly with his brothers, his residence being in Ottweiler.  He inherited the territories of his brother Wilhelm in 1597, jointly with his brother Johann Kasimir.  He inherited the territories of his brother Johann Kasimir in 1602.  He changed his residence to Saarbrücken, after inheriting this from his uncle Philipp in 1602.  He inherited Wiesbaden and Idstein from his cousin Johann Ludwig in 1605, reuniting once more all the territories of the Walramian line. 

m (Kassel 8 Jun 1589) ANNA MARIE Landgräfin von Hessen-Cassel, daughter of WILHELM IV Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Sophie Sabine Herzogin von Württemberg (Kassel 27 Jan 1567-Neunkirchen 21 Nov 1626, bur St Arnoul).

1.         WILHELM LUDWIG (Ottweiler 18 Dec 1590-Metz 22 Aug 1640).  He succeeded his father in 1627 as WILHELM LUDWIG Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.   

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2.         ANNA SABINE (Neunkirchen 19/29 Dec 1591-12/22 Apr 1593).  

3.         ALBRECHT (7 May 1593-13 May 1595).

4.         SOPHIE AMALIE (17 Jun 1594-Idstein 10 May 1612).

5.         GEORG ADOLF (Ottweiler 19 Dec 1595-Wehen 21 Aug 1596).

6.         PHILIPP (Hohenburg 15 Apr 1597-Weilburg 29 Mar 1621).  

7.         LUISE JULIANE (Ottweiler 9/19 Aug 1598-Ottweiler 24 Sep/4 Oct 1622).

8.         MORITZ (15 Sep 1599-Ottweiler 27 May 1601).

9.         ERNST KARL (1 Oct 1600-14 Apr 1604).

10.      MARIE ELISABETH (Saarbrücken 21/31 Aug 1602-Dürkheim 9/19 Dec 1626)m (Saarbrücken 22 Aug 1624) FRIEDRICH Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg, son of --- (-1651).

11.      JOHANN (Saarbrücken 24 Nov 1603-Idstein 23 May/2 Jun 1677).  He succeeded his father in 1627 as JOHANN Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  He and his brothers divided the territories in 1629, Johann taking Idstein.  He was exiled to Strasbourg 1634-1646, during which time the Emperor divided his territories between the Elector of Mainz and Graf von Schwarzburg.  He agreed a new partition of their territories with his brother Ernst Kasimir and his nephews in 1651, under which Johann took Wiesbaden, Sonnenberg, Wehen, Burg-Schwalbach und Lahr.  m firstly (6 Jun 1629) SIBYLLE MAGDALENE Markgräfin von Baden-Durlach, daughter of GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Baden-Durlach & his first wife Juliane Ursula Wild- und Rheingräfin von Salm zu Neufville (Durlach 22 Jul 1605-Strasbourg 24/25 Dec 1644, bur Idstein).  m secondly (Strasbourg 6 Dec 1646) ANNA Gräfin von Leiningen-Dagsburg, daughter of PHILIPP GEORG Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg in Dagsburg & his wife Anna Gräfin von Erbach (Dagsburg 15/25 May 1625-Idstein 14/24 Dec 1668).  Johann & his first wife had eleven children:

a)         ANNA OTTILIA Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 18/28 Oct 1630-Strasbourg 10 Jan 1642).

b)         GUSTAV ADOLF Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Idstein (Weilburg 14 Feb 1632-killed in battle St Gotthard, Hungary 22 Jul/1 Aug 1664).  

c)         twin son stillborn (13 Nov 1632).

d)         twin daughter stillborn (13 Nov 1632).

e)         LUDWIG FRIEDRICH (Idstein 2 Nov 1633-after battle near Danzig Elbing 21 Sep/1 Oct 1656).

f)          BERNHARDINE SOPHIE (Kirchheim 9 Dec 1634-Strasbourg 6 Apr 1642).

g)         JOHANN (Metz 5 Feb 1638-Idstein 13 Oct 1658).

h)         SABINE JULIANE (Metz Apr 1639-Strasbourg 2 Oct 1639).

i)          twin son stillborn (1641).

j)          twin daughter stillborn (1641).

k)         child stillborn (Mar 1643). 

Johann & his second wife had seventeen children:

l)          KARL (9 Nov 1649-Idstein 26 Sep/Oct 1651).

m)       child stillborn (Mar 1650).

n)         child stillborn (Jul 1650).

o)         CHRISTINE ELISABETH (Idstein 26 May 1651-Idstein 16 Oct 1676).

p)         ELEONORE LUISE (Idstein 12 May 1653-Idstein 31 Mar 1677).

q)         ERNESTINE (Idstein 12 May 1654-Wiesbaden 26 Jun/6 Jul 1655).

r)          daughter stillborn (23 Mar 1655).

s)         GEORG WILHELM (Idstein 6 Sep 1656-Adolfseck 21 Jul 1657).

t)          JOHANETTE (Idstein 14 Sep 1657-Landau 14 Mar 1733)m (Idstein 6/16 Jun 1680) CHRISTIAN LUDWIG Graf von Waldeck, son of --- (-1706).

u)         SIBYLLE CHARLOTTE (Idstein 19/29 Dec 1658-Idstein 15/25 Dec 1660).

v)         son stillborn (15 May 1659).

w)        child stillborn (3 Nov 1659).

x)         DOROTHEA AMALIE (Idstein 25 Mar 1661-Griesheim (1 Aug 1740)m (13 Jun 1679) LUDWIG FRIEDRICH Graf von Wied, son of --- (-Marienhausen 1709).

y)         PHILIPP LUDWIG (Idstein 1 Oct 1662-Idstein 31 Aug 1664).

z)         daughter stillborn (26 Oct 1663).

aa)      GEORG AUGUST SAMUEL (Idstein 26 Feb/8 Mar 1665-Biebrich 26 Oct 1721).  He succeeded his father in 1677 as GEORG AUGUST SAMUEL Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Idstein, minor until ---.  From 1688, Fürst zu Nassau, Graf zu Saarbrücken und Saarwerden, Herr zu Lahr, Wiesbaden und Idstein = Fürst zu Nassau-Saarbrückenm (Kirchheim unter Teck 22 Sep 1688) HENRIETTE DOROTHEA Pss von Oettingen, daughter of ALBRECHT ERNST Fürst von Oettingen & his wife Christine Friederike Herzogin von Württemberg (Oettingen 14/24 Feb 1672-Wiesbaden 18 May 1728).  Georg August Samuel & his wife had twelve children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH ERNST Erbpr von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 27 Aug 1689-Idstein 21 Mar 1690).

ii)         CHRISTIANE LUISE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 31 Mar 1691-Aurich 13 Apr 1723, bur Aurich St Lamberti)m (Idstein 23 Sep 1709) as his first wife, GEORG ALBRECHT Fürst von Ostfriesland, son of CHRISTIAN EBERHARD Fürst von Ostfriesland & his first wife Eberhardine Sophie Pss zu Oettingen (Aurich 13 Jun 1690-Sandhorst 12 Jun 1734, bur Aurich St Lamberti).

iii)        CHARLOTTE EBERHARDINE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 16/26 Jul 1692-Idstein 6 Feb 1693).

iv)       HENRIETTE CHARLOTTE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 9/19 Nov 1693-Delitzsch 8 Apr 1734)m (Idstein 4 Nov 1711) MORITZ WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Merseburg, son of CHRISTIAN II Herzog von Sachsen-Merseburg & his wife Erdmuthe Dorothea Herzogin von Sachsen-Zeitz (Merseburg 1688-Merseburg 1731, bur Merseburg Cathedral).

v)        ELEONORE CHARLOTTE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 28 Nov 1696-Idstein 8 Dec 1696).

vi)       ALBERTINE JULIANE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 29 Mar 1698-Jagdschloß Wilhelmsthal bei Eisenach 9 Oct 1722, bur Eisenach St Georgenkirche)m (Idstein 15 Feb 1713) as his first wife, WILHELM HEINRICH Erbherzog von Sachsen-Eisenach, son of JOHANN WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach & his first wife Amalie Gräfin von Nassau-Diez (Oranjewoud 10/20 Nov 1691-Eisenach 26 Jul 1741, bur Eisenach St Georgenkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1729 as WILHELM HEINRICH Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach.

vii)      AUGUSTE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 17/27 Aug 1699-Kirchheim 8 Jun 1750)m (Wiesbaden 17 Aug 1723) KARL AUGUST Fürst von Nassau-Weilburg, son of JOHANN ERNST Fürst von Nassau-Weilburg & his wife Marie Polyxena Gräfin von Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg (Weilburg 17 Sep 1685-Weilburg 9 Nov 1753).

viii)     JOHANETTE WILHELMINE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 14 Sep 1700-Brake 2 Jun 1756)m (Biebrich 16 Oct 1719) SIMON HEINRICH Graf zur Lippe-Detmold, son of --- (-Detmold 1734).  He succeeded in 1720 as SIMON HEINRICH Fürst zur Lippe-Detmold

ix)       FRIEDRICH AUGUST Erbpr von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 30 Apr 1702-Idstein 30 Jan 1703).

x)        WILHELM SAMUEL Erbprinz von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 14 Feb 1704-Idstein 4 May 1704).

xi)       ELISABETH FRANZISKA MARIE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 17 Sep 1708-Idstein 7 Nov 1721).

xii)      LUISE CHARLOTTE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 17 Mar 1710-Biebrich 4 Nov 1721).

bb)      son stillborn (Wiesbaden 29 May 1666). 

12.      DOROTHEA (Saarbrücken 21 Feb/3 Mar 1605-23 Feb 1620).

13.      ERNST KASIMIR (Saarbrücken 15 Nov 1607-Weilburg 16/26 Apr 1655).  He succeeded his father in 1627 as ERNST KASIMIR Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  He and his brothers divided the territories in 1629, Ernst Kasimir taking Weilburg

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14.      OTTO (Saarbrücken 24 Feb/6 Mar 1610-Strasbourg 24 Nov 1632).  He succeeded his father in 1627 as OTTO Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  He and his brothers divided the territories 1629, Otto taking Neuweilnau.  

 

 

WILHELM LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, son of LUDWIG II Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken & his wife Anna Maria Landgräfin von Hessen-Kassel (Ottweiler 18 Dec 1590-Metz 22 Aug 1640).  He succeeded his father in 1627 as WILHELM LUDWIG joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  He divided the territories with his brothers in 1629, retaining Saarbrücken himself.  He was exiled in 1635. 

m (Saarbrücken 25 Nov 1615) ANNA AMALIE Markgräfin von Baden-Durlach, daughter of GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Baden-Durlach & his wife Juliane Ursula Wild- und Rheingräfin von Salm zu Neufville (9 Jul 1595-Saarbrücken 18 Nov 1651). 

Wilhelm Ludwig & his wife had twelve children: 

1.         ANNA JULIANE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 8/18 Apr 1617-Meisenheim 29 Dec 1667/8 Jan 1668, bur Meisenheim Stadtkirche)m (Metz 6 Apr 1640) FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken, son of JOHANN Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken & his second wife Luise Juliane Pfalzgräfin (Zweibrücken 5 Apr 1616-Schloß Nohfelden 9 Jul 1661, bur Zweibrücken Alexanderkirche).

2.         MORITZ (Saarbrücken 23 Jul 1618-26 Nov 1618).

3.         CHARLOTTE (Saarbrücken 1 Dec 1619-Nov 1687)m (Altleiningen 6/16 Jan 1650, separated [Speyer] 1668) LUDWIG EBERHARD Erbgraf von Leiningen-Westerburg, son of --- (-1688).  He succeeded in 1666 as LUDWIG EBERHARD Graf von Leiningen-Westerburg.  

4.         KRAFT Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 7 Apr 1621-Rheinberg 14/24 Jul 1642).  He succeeded his father in 1640 as KRAFT Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  

5.         ANNA AMALIE (Saarbrücken 20/30 Jul 1623-Saarbrücken 1 Jul 1695).  Canoness at Herford.

6.         JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 24 May 1625-Reichelsheim 9 Feb 1690, bur Reichelsheim).  He succeeded his father in 1640 as JOHANN LUDWIG Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  He agreed a new partition of territories with his brothers and uncles 1651, under which the three brothers took jointly Saarbrücken, Jungenheim Wöllstein, half Stockheim, Usingen, Grävenwiesbach, Alt- und Neu-Weilnau, part of Kirburg, Mensfelden and Kettenbach with Rückershausen.  In 1659, he agreed a further partition with his brothers, under which Johann Ludwig became Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler.  He abdicated in favour of his son in 1680.  m (Bischweiler 6 Oct 1649) DOROTHEA KATHARINA Pfalzgräfin von Birkenfeld, daughter of CHRISTIAN I Pfalzgraf von Birkenfeld in Bischweiler & his first wife Magdalena Katharina Pfalzgräfin zu Zweibrücken zu Zweibrücken (Bischweiler 3/13 Jul 1634-Neunkirchen im Saarland, near Ottweiler 7 Dec 1715).  Johann Ludwig & his wife had eight children: 

a)         CHRISTIAN LUDWIG Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler (Ottweiler 21 Jul 1650-25 Jul 1650).

b)         FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler (Ottweiler 3/13 Nov 1651-Saarbrücken 25 May 1728).  He succeeded his father in 1680 as FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler.  He inherited Rixingen in 1703 in right of his first wife.  He inherited Wiesbaden and Idstein in 1721 from his cousin Georg August Samuel Fürst zu Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his cousin Karl Ludwig Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken.  He inherited Saarbrücken in 1723 from his cousin Karl Ludwig Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken.  In 1726, he bought back from Baden-Durlach the Herrschaft Lahr, which had been sold in 1659.  m firstly (Gravenstein Schleswig 28 Jul 1680) CHRISTIANE Gräfin von Ahlefeldt Frau von Rixingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Ahlefeldt & his wife Margareta Dorothea Gräfin von Rantzau (Glückstadt 11 Apr 1659-Ottweiler 2 Feb 1695).  m secondly (Dhaun Sep 1697) LUISE SOPHIE Gräfin von Hanau-Lichtenberg, daughter of JOHANN REINHARD Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg in Bischofsheim & his wife Anna Magdalena Pfalzgräfin zu Bischweiler (11 Apr 1662-Ottweiler 9 Apr 1751).  Friedrich Ludwig & his first wife had nine children: 

i)          DOROTHEA FRIEDERIKE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 4 Dec 1681-Ottweiler 14 Sep 1691).

ii)         MARIE CHARLOTTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler ([Kirberg] 28 Dec 1683/7 Jan 1684-Ottweiler 2 Jul 1690).

iii)        CHRISTIANE CHARLOTTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 23 Aug/2 Sep 1685-Homburg von der Höhe 6 Nov 1761, bur Homburg).  She inherited Rixingen from her mother, jointly with her sisters, but sold it 1724 to Anne Marie Joseph de Lorraine Comte de Guise.  m firstly (Saarbrücken 22 Apr 1713) KARL LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, son of GUSTAV ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken & his wife Eleonore Klara Gräfin von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein (Saarbrücken Jan 1665-Idstein 6 Dec 1723).  m secondly (Saarbrücken 17 Oct 1728) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH III JAKOB Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, son of FRIEDRICH II “mit dem silbernen Bein” Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg zu Hötensleben & his second wife Luise Elisabeth Pss of Courland (Cölln an der Spree 19 May 1673-’s-Hertogenbosch 8 Jun 1746, bur Homburg).

iv)       LUISE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 17/27 Dec 1686-Dhaun 16 Apr 1773).  She inherited Rixingen from her mother, jointly with her sisters, but sold it 1724 to Anne Marie Joseph de Lorraine Comte de Guise.  m (Ottweiler 19 Jan 1704) KARL Wild- und Rheingraf von Dhaun, son of --- (-1733).

v)        SOPHIE AMALIE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 8/18 Oct 1688-Hachenburg 28 May 1753).  She inherited Rixingen from her mother, jointly with her sisters, but sold it 1724 to Anne Marie Joseph de Lorraine Comte de Guise.  m (Ottweiler 9 May 1708) GEORG FRIEDRICH Burggraf von Kirchberg, son of --- (-Hachenburg 1749).

vi)       MARIE CHARLOTTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 3 Dec 1690-Ottweiler 15 Mar 1714).

vii)      DOROTHEA Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 18 Mar 1692-Püttlingen 17 Dec 1740).  She inherited Rixingen from her mother, jointly with her sisters, but sold it 1724 to Anne Marie Joseph de Lorraine Comte de Guise.  m (Ottweiler 8 Feb 1721) WALRAD Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun Graf zu Salm, son of --- (-1730).

viii)     ELEONORE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 3 Sep 1693-Ottweiler 26 Sep 1693).

ix)       son stillborn (6 Oct 1698).

c)         ANNA KATHARINA Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 20 Jan 1653-Dhaun 15 Feb 1731)m (Ottweiler Nov 1671) JOHANN PHILIPP Wild- und  Rheingraf zu Dhaun Graf zu Salm, son of --- (-1693).

d)         WALRAD Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Saarbrücken 7 Nov 1656-Ottweiler 15 Jan 1705).  Governor of Nijmegen.

e)         KARL SIEGFRIED Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 3 Sep 1659-Butzbach 3 Feb 1679, bur Butzbach Stadtkirche).

f)          LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 16 Feb 1661-The Hague 19/29 Dec 1699)m (The Hague [9 Apr] 1694) AMELIE LOUISE Ctss de Hornes, daughter of GUILLAUME ADRIEN Comte de Hornes Heer van Batenburg Baron van Kessel & his wife Anna van Nassau (chr The Hague, église wallone 19 Aug 1665-Jan 1728).

g)         LUISE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 27 Oct 1662-Ottweiler 10 Oct 1741).

h)         MORITZ Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler (Ottweiler 17/27 Sep 1664-Ottweiler 26 Jul/5 Aug 1666).

7.         ELISABETH SIBYLLE (1/10 Oct 1626-5 Jun 1627).

8.         MARIE SIBYLLE (6 Oct 1628-Alverdissen 9/19 Apr 1699)m (Beck 1651) as his third wife, AUGUST PHILIPP Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, son of ALEXANDER Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein zu Sonderburg & his wife Dorothea Gräfin von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (11 or 15 Nov 1612-Beck 1 Jan or 6 May 1675)

9.         GEORG FRIEDRICH (24 Aug 1630-19 Dec 1630).

10.      GUSTAV ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 27 Mar 1632-Strasbourg after an engagement on Kochersberg 9 Oct 1677).  He succeeded his father in 1640 as GUSTAV ADOLF Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  He agreed a new partition of territories with his brothers and uncles 1651, under which the three brothers took jointly Saarbrücken, Jungenheim Wöllstein, half Stockheim, Usingen, Grävenwiesbach, Alt- und Neu-Weilnau, part of Kirburg, Mensfelden and Kettenbach with Rückershausen.  In 1659, he agreed a further partition with his brothers, under which Gustav Adolf received Saarbrücken.  m (Saarbrücken 14 Jun 1662) ELEONORE KLARA Gräfin von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, daughter of KRAFT Graf von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein & his wife Sophie Pfalzgräfin von Birkenfeld (Schloß Neuenstein 17 Jul 1632-Saarbrücken 4 May 1709).  Gustav Adolf & his wife had eight children: 

a)         LUDWIG KRAFT Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 28 Mar/7 Apr 1663-Saarbrücken 14 Feb 1713).  He succeeded his father in 1677 as LUDWIG KRAFT Graf von Nassau-Saarbrückenm (Saarbrücken 25 Apr 1699) PHILIPPINE HENRIETTE Gräfin von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, daughter of HEINRICH FRIEDRICH Graf von Hohenlohe-Langenburg & his wife Juliana Dorothea Gräfin von Castell-Castell (Langenburg 15/25 Nov 1679-Bergzabern 14 Jan 1751).  She was created Reichsfürstin 1742.  Ludwig Kraft & his wife had nine children: 

i)          ELISE MARIE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (1700-8 Mar 1712).

ii)         ELEONORE DOROTHEA Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 18 Jul 1701-Saarbrücken 24 Aug 1702).  Twin with her stillborn sister. 

iii)        daughter stillborn (Saarbrücken 18 Jul 1701).  Twin with ELEONORE Dorothea.

iv)       HENRIETTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 26 Nov 1702-Bergzabern 29 Jun 1769).  She was created Reichsfürstin 1742.

v)        KAROLINE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 12 Aug 1704-Darmstadt 25 Mar 1774, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  She was created Reichsfürstin in 1742.  m (Schloß Lorentzen bei Saarwerden 21 Sep 1719) CHRISTIAN Pfalzgraf von Birkenfeld zu Birkenfeld, Bischweiler und Rappoltstein, son of CHRISTIAN Pfalzgraf von Birkenfeld zu Bischweiler und Birkenfeld & his wife Katharina Agatha Gräfin von Rappoltstein (Strasbourg 7 Nov 1674-Zweibrücken 3 Feb 1735, bur Zweibrücken Alexanderkirche).  Herzog von Zweibrücken 1731. 

vi)       LUISE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 6 Dec 1705-Gedern Oct 1766).  She was created Reichsfürstin 1742.  m (Schloß Lorentzen bei Saarwerden 22 Sep 1719) FRIEDRICH KARL Graf von Stolberg-Gedern, son of --- (-1767).  Fürst von Stolberg-Gedern 1742. 

vii)      ELEONORE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 1 Jul 1707-Langenburg 15 Oct 1769).  She was created Reichsfürstin in 1742.  m (Schloß Lorentzen 25 Jan 1723) LUDWIG Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, son of --- (-1765).

viii)     LUDWIG Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 4 Mar 1709-Saarbrücken 6 Apr 1710).

ix)       CHRISTIANE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 21 Nov 1711-Saarbrücken 2 Mar 1712). 

b)         KARL LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken Jan 1665-Idstein 6 Dec 1723).  He succeeded his brother in 1713 as KARL LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken. He inherited Wiesbaden and Idstein in 1721 from his cousin Georg August Samuel Fürst zu Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his cousin Friedrich Ludwig Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler.  m (Saarbrücken 22 Apr 1713) as her first husband, CHRISTIANE CHARLOTTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Ottweiler, daughter of FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler & his first wife Christiane Gräfin von Ahlefeldt (Ottweiler 23 Aug/2 Sep 1685-Homburg von der Höhe 6 Nov 1761, bur Homburg).  She married secondly (Saarbrücken 17 Oct 1728) as his second wife, Friedrich III Jakob Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg.  Karl Ludwig & his wife had two children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH KARL Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 10 Feb 1718-Saarbrücken 10 Jan 1719).

ii)         LUDWIG KARL Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 9 Nov 1720-Saarbrücken 4 Sep 1721).

c)         SOPHIE AMALIE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 19 Sep 1666-Langenburg 29 Oct 1736)m (Langenburg 11 Aug 1686) ALBRECHT WOLFGANG Graf von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, son of --- (-1715).

d)         GUSTAV ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 17 Oct 1667-Reppersberg, Saarbrücken shot in a hunting accident 11 Jul 1683).

e)         SOPHIE ELEONORE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 8 Mar 1669-Langenburg 25 Dec 1742).

f)          SOPHIE DOROTHEA Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 14 Jul 1670-Grumbach 21 Jun 1748)m (Saarbrücken 13 Jul 1720) KARL LUDWIG PHILIPP Wild- und Rheingraf zu Grumbach, son of --- (-1727).

g)         PHILIPP WILHELM Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 27 Jul 1671-14 Sep 1671).

h)         son (1672-).

11.      GEORG FRIEDRICH (Ottweiler 16 Sep 1633-Ottweiler 23 Jan/2 Feb 1635).  

12.      WALRAD (Metz 24 Feb 1635-killed in battle Hellenrod, near Ruremonde 17 Oct 1702).  He succeeded his father in 1640 as WALRAD Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  From 1688, Fürst zu Nassau, Graf zu Saarbrücken und Saarwerden, Herr zu Lahr, Wiesbaden und Idstein = Fürst zu Nassau-Usingen

-        FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-USINGEN

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN-WEILBURG 1629-1688, FÜRSTEN 1688

 

 

ERNST KASIMIR Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, son of LUDWIG II Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his wife Anna Maria Landgräfin von Hessen-Cassel (Saarbrücken 15 Nov 1607-Weilburg 16/26 Apr 1655).  He succeeded his father in 1627 as ERNST KASIMIR Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  He and his brothers divided the territories in 1629, Ernst Kasimir taking Weilburg.  Exiled to Metz 1635-1646.  He agreed a new partition of their territories with his brother and his nephews in 1651, under which Ernst Kasimir took Weilburg, Merenberg, Gleiberg, Reichelsheim, Kirchheim, Stauf, Hüttenberg, Kleeberg und Löhnberg. 

m (Weilburg 22 Feb 1634) ANNA MARIA Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn zu Sayn & his wife Anna Ottilia Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Nov 1610-Weilburg 14 Apr 1656). 

Ernst Kasimir & his wife had five children:  

1.         WILHELM LUDWIG Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Weilburg (Kirchheim 25 Dec 1634-Metz 28 Jul/7 Aug 1636). 

2.         MARIE ELEONORE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Metz 12 Aug 1636-Gochsheim (16 Dec 1678)m (Idstein 5/15 May 1660) KASIMIR Graf von Eberstein, son of --- (-Heidelberg 1660).  son stillborn (Metz Apr 1637). 

3.         KASIMIR Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Weilburg (Metz 21 Aug 1638-Metz 20 Apr 1639). 

4.         FRIEDRICH Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Weilburg (Metz 16/26 Apr 1640-Weilburg 19/29 Sep 1675).  He succeeded his father in 1655 as FRIEDRICH Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Weilburgm (Homburg 26 May/5 Jun 1663) CHRISTIANE ELISABETH Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg, daughter of ERNST Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein in Homburg & his wife Christiane Gräfin von Waldeck (Schloß Wittgenstein 27 Aug/6 Sep 1646-Homburg 19/29 Apr 1678).  Friedrich & his wife had three children: 

a)         JOHANN ERNST Erbgraf von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 13/23 Jun 1664-Heidelberg 27 Feb 1719).  He succeeded his father in 1675 as JOHANN ERNST Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Weilburg.  From 4 Aug 1688, Fürst zu Nassau-Weilburg

-        FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-WEILBURG

b)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Weilburg 21/31 Aug 1665-killed in battle against the Turks, siege of Neuhäusel, Ofen 14 Aug 1684). 

c)         MARIE CHRISTIANE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Weilburg 6 Nov 1666-Weilburg 8 Dec 1734). 

5.         ANNA Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Metz 5/15 Oct 1641-Metz young). 

 

 

 

F.      FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-USINGEN, HERZOG von NASSAU 1806-1816

 

 

WALRAD Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, son of (Metz 24 Feb 1635-killed in battle Hellenrod, near Ruremonde 17 Oct 1702).  He succeeded his father in 1640 as WALRAD Joint Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, jointly with his brothers.  He agreed a new partition of territories with his brothers and uncles in 1651, under which the three brothers took jointly Saarbrücken, Jungenheim Wöllstein, half Stockheim, Usingen, Grävenwiesbach, Alt- und Neu-Weilnau, part of Kirburg, Mensfelden and Kettenbach with Rückershausen.  In 1659, he agreed a further partition with his brothers, under which Walrad became Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Usingen.  From 1688, Fürst zu Nassau, Graf zu Saarbrücken und Saarwerden, Herr zu Lahr, Wiesbaden und Idstein = Fürst zu Nassau-Usingen

m firstly (Mechelen 16/26 Jun 1678) CATHERINE FRANÇOISE Ctss de Croÿ, daugher of EUSTACHE de Croÿ Comte de Roeulx & his wife Theodora Freiin von Kettler und Laghen (-Frankfurt am Main 20/30 May 1686). 

m secondly (Binderen, near Helmond 18/28 Jun 1688) MAGDALENE ELISABETH Gräfin von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort, daughter of FERDINAND KARL Graf von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort & his wife --- (Wertheim (17 Aug 1662-Frankfurt am Main 5 Jun 1733). 

Walrad & his first wife had five children: 

1.         MARIE WILHELMINE HENRIETTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Usingen (13 Apr 1679-Grumbach 1 Nov 1718).  Pss von Nassau-Usingen from (1688.  m (Usingen 10 Jan 1701) KARL LUDWIG Wild- und  Rheingraf zu Grumbach Graf zu Salm, son of --- (-1727).

2.         HEINRICH Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Usingen (Usingen 21 Oct 1680-19/29 Mar 1682).

3.         MARIE ERNESTINE (Bergen op Zoom 22 Feb/4 Mar 1683-Bergen op Zoom 9/19 May 1683).

4.         WILHELM HEINRICH Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Usingen ('s-Hertogenbosch 2/12 May 1684-Usingen 14 Feb 1718).  He succeeded his father in 1702 as WILHELM HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Usingen

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5.         MARIE ALBERTINE (Frankfurt am Main 8/18 May 1686-Ortenburg 14 Jan 1768)m (Usingen 3 May 1710) JOHANN GEORG Graf zu Ortenburg, son of --- (-1725). 

 

 

WILHELM HEINRICH Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Usingen, son of WALRAD Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken [later Fürst zu Nassau-Usingen] and his first wife Catherine Françoise Ctss de Croÿ ('s-Hertogenbosch 2/12 May 1684-Usingen 14 Feb 1718).  He succeeded his father in 1702 as WILHELM HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Usingen

m (Dillenburg Apr 1706) CHARLOTTE AMALIE Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Dorothea Elisabeth Herzogin von Liegnitz (13/23 Jun 1680-Schloß Biebrich 11 Oct 1738, bur Usingen). 

William Heinrich & his wife had ten children: 

1.         FRANZISKA DOROTHEA Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 3 Apr 1707-Wiesbaden 12 Oct 1750).

2.         HEINRICH FERDINAND Erbprinz von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 3 Jun 1708-Usingen 20 Dec 1708).

3.         AMALIE FRIEDERIKE LUISE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 18 Sep 1709-Usingen 14 Dec 1709).

4.         WILHELM ADOLF Erbprinz von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 2 Dec 1710-Usingen 27 Dec 1710).

5.         KARL Erbprinz von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 1 Jan 1712-Biebrich 21 Jun 1775).  He succeeded his father in 1718 as KARL Joint Fürst zu Nassau-Usingen, jointly with his brother, minor until 1733. 

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6.         child stillborn (Feb 1713).

7.         HEDWIG HENRIETTE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 27 Apr 1714-Frankfurt am Main 17 Nov 1786).  Twin with Ludwig August.  Canoness at Herford.

8.         LUDWIG AUGUST Prinz von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 27 Apr 1714-Usingen 16 Dec 1714).  Twin with Hedwig Henriette.

9.         JOHANNA CHRISTINE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 28 Oct 1715-Usingen 16 Dec 1716).

10.      WILHELM HEINRICH Prinz von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 6 Mar 1718-Saarbrücken 24 Jul 1768).  He succeeded his father in 1718 as WILHELM HEINRICH Joint Fürst zu Nassau-Usingen, jointly with his brother, minor until 1733.  He and his brother inherited jointly Saarbrücken, Ottweiler and Idstein from Friedrich Ludwig Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler in 1728.  He agreed a division of territories in 1735 with his brother, keeping Saarbrücken and Ottweiler.  m (Erbach 28 Feb 1742) SOPHIE Gräfin von Erbach-Reichenberg, daughter of GEORG WILHELM Graf von Erbach-Reichenberg [later Graf von Erbach-Erbach] & his wife Sophie Charlotte Gräfin von Bothmer (Schloß Reichenberg 12 Jul 1725-Aschaffenburg 10 Jun 1795).  She converted to Catholicism.  Wilhelm Heinrich & his wife had five children: 

a)         SOPHIE Auguste Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 31 Jan 1743-Erbach 25 Jan 1747).

b)         LUDWIG Erbprinz von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 3 Jan 1745-Aschaffenburg 2 Mar 1794).  He succeeded his father in 1768 as LUDWIG Fürst von Nassau-Saarbrückenm firstly (Schloß Schwarzburg 30 Oct 1766) WILHELMINE Pss von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, daughter of JOHANN FRIEDRICH Fürst von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt & his wife --- (Schwarzburg 22 Jan 1751-Saarbrücken 17 Jul 1780).  m secondly (morganatically, Saarbrücken 28 Feb 1787) KATHARINA MARGARETHE Kest [Köst], daughter of JOHANN GEORG Kest & his wife Anna Barbara Wohlfart (Fechingen 1 Mar 1751-Mannheim 11 Dec 1829).  She was called “Frau von Ludwigsberg”.  Created Reichsfrau von Ottweiler at Vienna 24 Nov 1781.  Created Reichsgräfin von Ottweiler at Vienna 27 Jul 1784.  Created Duchesse héréditaire de Dillingen at Versailles Apr 1789, registered 23 May 1789 at the parlement de Nancy.  Ludwig & his first wife had one child:

i)          HEINRICH LUDWIG Erbprinz von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 9 Mar 1768-Cadolzburg, near Ansbach after falling from a horse 27 Apr 1797).  He fled his country, which was occupied by French troops in [1792/93], so never reigned after the death of his father.  m (Saarbrücken 6 Oct 1779 [Protestant ceremony] and Reichshoffen 9 Oct 1779 [Catholic ceremony]). ANNE FRANÇOISE MAXIMILIENNE de Saint Mauris de Montbarrey, daughter of ALEXANDRE ELEONOR de Saint Mauris Prince de Montbarrey & his wife Françoise-Parfaite-Thaïs de Mailly (Paris 2 Nov 1761-Maisons-Alfort 2 Feb 1838).

Ludwig & his second wife had seven children:

ii)         LUDWIG ALBRECHT von Ludwigsberg (Saarbrücken 19 Jun 1775-Saarbrücken 13 Apr 1784).  Created Freiherr von Ottweiler at Vienna 24 Nov 1781. 

iii)        LUDWIG KARL von Ludwigsberg (Saarbrücken 30 May 1776-killed in battle Urserenthal, Switzerland 16 Aug 1799).  Created Freiherr von Ottweiler at Vienna 24 Nov 1781.  Created Graf von Ottweiler at Vienna 27 Jul 1784.  Legitimated 1787.  Duc de Dillingen 1789. 

iv)        LUISE von Ludwigsberg (Saarbrücken 11 Apr 1778-Mannheim 9 Mar 1855).  Created Freiin von Ottweiler at Vienna 24 Nov 1781.  Created Gräfin von Ottweiler at Vienna 27 Jul 1784.  Legitimated 1787.  Dss de Dillingen 1789.  m (Mannheim 6 Jan 1802 [Protestant ceremony] and Hedwigkirche, Berlin 1803 [Catholic ceremony]) ANTON JOSEPH Fischer, son of JOSEPH LUDWIG Fischer & his wife --- (Vienna 1780-Mannheim 9 Oct 1862).  Opera singer.  They left for Spain after their marriage, only returning to Mannheim after her mother's death. 

v)         LUDWIG HEINRICH AUGUST von Ludwigsberg (Saarbrücken 28 Feb 1779-Saarbrücken 7 Jun 1781).

vi)        LUDWIG Graf von Ottweiler (Saarbrücken 24 Feb 1785-Mannheim 3 May 1796).  Duc de Dillingen 1789.

vii)       LUISE KATHARINA Gräfin von Ottweiler (Saarbrücken 4 Mar 1786-Mosbach, Baden 23 May 1818).  m (Mauer, near Heidelberg 25 Sep 1810) HEINRICH FRIEDRICH Wilhelmi, son of --- (17 Mar 1786-Baden-Baden [23] Aug 1860).

viii)      LUDWIG KARL ADOLF MORITZ Graf von Ottweiler Duc de Dillingen (Saarbrücken 3 Jun 1789-Wilna from cold 10 Dec 1812).

c)         FRIEDRICH AUGUST Prinz von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 2 Jul 1748-Saarbrücken 8 Sep 1750).

d)         ANNA KAROLINE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 31 Dec 1751-Glücksburg 12 Apr 1824, bur Glücksburg Mausoleum)m firstly (Saarbrücken 9 Aug 1769) FRIEDRICH HEINRICH WILHELM Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, son of FRIEDRICH Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg & his wife Henriette Auguste Gräfin zur Lippe-Detmold (Glücksburg 15 Mar 1747-Glücksburg 13 Mar 1779).  m secondly (Glücksburg 26 Oct 1782) FRIEDRICH KARL FERDINAND Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Bevern, son of ERNST FERDINAND Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Bevern & his wife Eleonore Charlotte Pss of Courland (Braunschweig 5 Apr 1729-Glücksburg 27 Apr 1809, bur Glücksburg).

e)         WILHELMINE HENRIETTE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 27 Oct 1752-château de La Grave par Bonzac, near Libourne, Gironde 21 Sep 1829).  m (Lützelstein 9 Jul 1783) LOUIS ARMAND de Seiglières Marquis de Soyecourt-Feuquière, son of --- (-Paris 1790).

 

 

KARL Erbprinz von Nassau-Usingen, son of WILHELM HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Usingen & his wife Charlotte Amalie Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg (Usingen 1 Jan 1712-Biebrich 21 Jun 1775).  He succeeded his father in 1718 as KARL Joint Fürst zu Nassau-Usingen, jointly with his brother, minor until 1733.  He and his brother inherited jointly Saarbrücken, Ottweiler and Idstein from Friedrich Ludwig Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Ottweiler in 1728.  He agreed a division of territories in 1735 with his brother, keeping Usingen and Idstein. 

m firstly (Eisenach 26 Dec 1734) CHRISTIANE WILHELMINE Herzogin von Sachsen-Eisenach, daughter of JOHANN WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach & his third wife Magdalene Sibylle Herzogin von Sachsen-Weissenfels (Altenkirchen 3 Sep 1711-Idstein 27 Nov 1740, bur Usingen). 

m secondly (morganatically) MAGDALENE Gross, daughter of PHILIPP ADOLF Gross & his wife Maria Katharina Köpp (Wiesbaden 26 Feb 1714-Wiesbaden 16 Dec 1787).  From 13 Oct 1763, Fürst Karl lived with Magdalene Gross under the name "Monsieur et Madame von Biburg". 

Karl & his first wife had four children:

1.         KARL WILHELM Erbprinz von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 9 Nov 1735-Biebrich 17 May 1803).  He succeeded his father in 1775 as KARL WILHELM Fürst von Nassau-Usingen.  On the death of Heinrich Ludwig Erbprinz von Nassau-Saarbrücken in 1797, Karl Wilhelm claimed to inherit his territories which were then occupied by France.  At the Recess of 23 Feb 1803, he renounced Saarbrücken, Ottweiler, Wadgassen, two-thirds of Saarwerden, Jugenheim, Rosenthal, and his part of Wöllstein in favour of France, and Lahr in favour of Baden.  In return, he received the territories of the Elector of Mainz, and many smaller territories.  m (Heidesheim (16 Apr 1760). KAROLINE FELIZITAS Gräfin von Leiningen-Heidesheim, daughter of CHRISTIAN KARL Graf von Leiningen in Heidesheim & his wife Katharina Polyxena Gräfin zu Solms-Rödelheim (22 May 1734-Frankfurt am Main 8 May 1810).  Karl Wilhelm & his wife had four children:

a)         KARL WILHELM Prinz von Nassau-Usingen (Biebrich 26 Mar 1761-Biebrich 10 Mar 1763).

b)         KAROLINE POLYXENE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Schloß Biebrich 4 Apr 1762-Schloß Rumpenheim 17 Aug 1823, bur Schloß Rumpenheim)m (Biebrich 2 Dec 1786) FRIEDRICH Landgraf von Hessen-Cassel, son of FRIEDRICH II Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his first wife Mary Pss of Great Britain (Kassel 11 Sep 1747-Frankfurt-am-Main 20 May 1837, bur Schloß Rumpenheim).

c)         LUISE HENRIETTE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Biebrich 14 Jun 1763-Rumpenheim 30 May 1845).

d)         son (9 Mar 1768-young). 

2.         FRANZISKA Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 17 Dec 1736-Usingen 19 Dec 1741).

3.         FRIEDRICH AUGUST Prinz von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 23 Apr 1738-Biebrich 24 Mar 1816).  He succeeded his brother in 1803 as FRIEDRICH AUGUST Fürst von Nassau-Usingen.  Nassau-Usingen joined the Confederation of the Rhine in 1806 and together with Nassau-Weilburg became the duchy of Nassau.  Friedrich August assumed the title sovereign Herzog von Nassau, ruling the newly united duchy jointly with his distant cousin Friedrich Wilhelm Fürst von Nassau-Weilburg (although the latter only bore the title sovereign Fürst von Nassau).  m (Arolsen 23 Apr 1775) LUISE Pss von Waldeck, daughter of KARL Fürst von Waldeck & his wife --- (Arolsen 29 Jan 1751-Frankfurt am Main 17 Nov 1816).  Friedrich August & his wife had seven children:

a)         CHRISTIANE LUISE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Biebrich 16 Aug 1776-Karlsruhe 19 Feb 1829)m (Schloß Usingen 9 Dec 1791) FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Baden, son of KARL FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Baden & his first wife Karoline Luise Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Karlsruhe 29 Aug 1756-Karlsruhe 28 May 1817).

b)         FRIEDERIKE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 30 Aug 1777-Hochheim 28 Aug 1821, bur Usingen)m (Frankfurt am Main 9 Feb 1792, divorced Wiesbaden 24 Sep 1803 and Köthen 1 Oct 1803) AUGUST CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen, son of KARL GEORG LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen & his wife Luise Charlotte Pss von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Köthen 18 Nov 1769-Schloß Geuz bei Köthen 5 May 1812, bur Köthen Schloßgarten).  Herzog von Anhalt-Köthen from 1807. 

c)         AUGUSTE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 30 Dec 1778-Wildbald 16 Jul 1846, bur Usingen)m firstly (Biebrich 2 Aug 1804, divorced Wiesbaden 13 Jun 1805) LUDWIG WILHELM Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg, son of FRIEDRICH V LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg & his wife Karoline Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Homburg 29 Aug 1770-Luxembourg 19 Jan 1839, bur Homburg).  He succeeded his brother in 1829 as LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Homburgm secondly (Frankfurt am Main 7 Sep 1807) FRIEDRICH WILHELM von Bismarck, son of --- (-Konstanz 19 Jun 1860).  He was created Graf von Bismarck in 1816. 

d)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Prinz von Nassau-Usingen (Biebrich 30 Jul 1780-Biebrich 18 Aug 1780).

e)         LUISE MARIE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 18 Jun 1782-Biebrich 27 Jun 1812).

f)          FRIEDERIKE VIKTORIE Pss von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 21 Feb 1784-Usingen 18 Jul 1822).

g)         FRIEDRICH KARL Prinz von Nassau-Usingen (Usingen 17 Jun 1787-Frankfurt am Main 29 Sep 1787).

4.         JOHANN ADOLF Prinz von Nassau-Usingen (Biebrich 19 Jul 1740-Wiesbaden 10 Dec 1793).

Karl & his second wife had five children:

5.          daughter (Jun 1742-Wiesbaden 19 Jun 1743). 

6.          PHILIPPINA KATHARINA Gross (Idstein 17 May 1744-Wiesbaden 17 Jul 1798).  She was legitimated by the subsequent marriage of her parents.  Ennobled as "von Biburg" by Imperial order at Vienna 13 Oct 1763.  m (Biebrich Jun 1773) KARL FRIEDRICH Baron von Kruse, son of --- (-1806).

7.          CARL PHILIPP Gross (25 Mar 1746-Wiesbaden 15 Aug 1789).  He was legitimated by the subsequent marriage of his parents.  Ennobled as "von Biburg" by Imperial order at Vienna 13 Oct 1763.  Created Graf von Weilnau at Vienna 27 Jan 1775.  Captain in the French royal army. 

8.          SOPHIE CHRISTINA Gross (Wiesbaden 20 Jun 1750-Wiesbaden 16 Nov 1750).

9.          WILHELM HEINRICH Gross (Wiesbaden 15 Feb 1755-Wiesbaden 6 Apr 1755).

 

 

 

G.      FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-WEILBURG 1688-1806, HERZOGEN von NASSAU 1816

 

 

JOHANN ERNST Erbgraf von Nassau-Weilburg, son of FRIEDRICH Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Weilburg & his wife Elisabeth Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Homburg (Weilburg 13/23 Jun 1664-Heidelberg 27 Feb 1719).  He succeeded his father in 1675 as JOHANN ERNST Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken in Weilburg.  From 4 Aug 1688, he was Fürst zu Nassau-Weilburg

m (Homburg Apr 1683) MARIE POLYXENA Gräfin von Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg, daughter of FRIEDRICH Emich Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg in Hartenburg & his wife Sibylle Gräfin von Waldeck (Hardenberg 7/17 Feb 1662-Kirchheim 22 Apr 1725). 

Johann Ernst & his wife had nine children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Erbprinz von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 28 Dec 1683-killed in battle Speierbach 15 Nov 1703).

2.         KARL AUGUST Erbprinz von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 17 Sep 1685-Weilburg 9 Nov 1753).  He succeeded his father in 1719 as KARL AUGUST Fürst zu Nassau-Weilburgm (Wiesbaden 17 Aug 1723) AUGUSTE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken, daughter of GEORG AUGUST Samuel Fürst zu Nassau-Saarbrücken (Idstein 17/27 Aug 1699-Kirchheim 8 Jun 1750).  Karl August & his wife had seven children: 

a)         HENRIETTE MARIE DOROTHEA Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (b and d Kirchheim 29 May 1724).

b)         HENRIETTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Kirchheim (13 Oct 1726-Weilburg 18 Sep 1757).  From 1737, Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken und Weilburg. 

c)         CHRISTINE LUISE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (b and d Kirchheim 30 Jun 1727).

d)         POLYXENA WILHELMINE LUISE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Kirchheim 31 Oct 1728-Kirchheim 27 Jan 1732).

e)         CHARLOTTE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Weilburg 12 Feb 1730-Kirchheim 26 Jan 1732).

f)          LUISE Gräfin von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Kirchheim 27 Jan 1733-Detmold 27 Sep 1764).  From 1737, Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken und Weilburg.  m (Kirchheim 24 Aug 1750) SIMON AUGUST Graf zur Lippe-Detmold, son of --- (-1782).

g)         KARL CHRISTIAN Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg (Weilburg 16 Jan 1735-Münster-Dreissen near Kirchheim 28 Nov 1788, bur Kirchheim).  From 1737, Erbprinz von Nassau-Saarbrücken und Weilburg.  He succeeded his father in 1753 as KARL CHRISTIAN Fürst zu Nassau-Weilburg, minor until 1754. 

-        see below.  

3.         MARIE POLYXENA (Weilburg 20 Nov 1686-Kirchheim Mar 1687).

4.         JOHANNA LUISE (Weilburg 19 Nov 1687-Weilburg 13 Feb 1688).

5.         KARL ERNST (Frankfurt am Main 8/18 Jun 1689-Fuchsmühl 22 Sep 1708).

6.         HEINRICH LUDWIG (Weilburg 29 Aug 1690-Frankfurt am Main Jul 1691).

7.         MAGDALENE HENRIETTE (Frankfurt am Main 11/21 Sep 1691-Braunfels 29 Aug 1725)m (Kirchheim (15 Apr 1719) FRIEDRICH WILHELM Erbgraf zu Solms-Braunfels, son of --- (-1761).  He succeeded in 1724 as Graf zu Solms-Braunfels.  From 1742, Fürst zu Solms-Braunfels

8.         ALBERTINE CHRISTIANE LUISE (Weilburg 25 Jul 1693-Kirchheim 8 Jun 1748).

9.         daughter stillborn (14 Jul 1748). 

 

 

KARL CHRISTIAN Erbgraf von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Weilburg, son of KARL AUGUST Fürst zu Nassau-Weilburg & his wife Auguste Friederike Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken (Weilburg 16 Jan 1735-Münster-Dreissen near Kirchheim 28 Nov 1788, bur Kirchheim).  From (1737, Erbprinz von Nassau-Saarbrücken und Weilburg.  He succeeded his father in 1753 as KARL CHRISTIAN Fürst zu Nassau-Weilburg, minor until 1754.  General of Infantry.  Governor of Maastricht from 5 Jan 1773 to 1784. 

m [firstly] (The Hague 5 Mar 1760) WILHELMINA CAROLINA Pss van Oranje-Nassau-Diez, daughter of WILLEM IV Prince van Oranje-Nassau-Diez Stadhouder of the United Provinces & his wife Anne Pss of Great Britain (Leeuwarden 28 Feb 1743-Kirchheim 6 May 1787). 

[Maybe m secondly (2 Oct 1788) BARBARA Giessen, daughter of ---.  Created Frau von Kirchhausen 14 Sep 1790 by Karl Theodor Elector Palatine.  Huberty found no proof of this marriage[148].] 

Karl Christian & his [first] wife had children:

1.         GEORG WILHELM BELGICUS Erbprinz von Nassau-Weilburg (The Hague 18 Dec 1760-Honselaarsdijk 27 May 1762, bur 1 Jun 1762 Delft).

2.         WILHELM LUDWIG KARL FLAMAND Erbprinz von Nassau-Weilburg (The Hague 12 Dec 1761-Kirchheim 16 Apr 1770).

3.         AUGUSTA MARIA CAROLINA Pss von Nassau-Weilburg (The Hague 5 Feb 1764-Weilburg 25 Jan 1802).  Coadjutrix and deaconess at Herford.  Canoness at Quedlinburg.

4.         WILHELMINE LUISE Pss von Nassau-Weilburg (The Hague 28 Sep 1765-Greiz 10 Oct 1837)m (Kirchheim 9 Jan 1786) HEINRICH XIII Fürst Reuß zu Greiz, son of --- (Greiz 16 Feb 1747-Greiz 29 Jan 1817).  Succeeded his father in 1800 as Fürst Reuß zu Greiz.

5.         son stillborn (The Hague 22 Oct 1767).

6.         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Prinz von Nassau-Weilburg (The Hague 25 Oct 1768-Weilburg 9 Jan 1816, bur Weilburg).  Erbprinz von Nassau-Weilburg on the death of his older brother in 1770.  He succeeded his father in 1788 as FRIEDRICH WILHELM Fürst von Nassau-Weilburg

-        see below

7.         KAROLINE LUISE FRIEDERIKE Pss von Nassau-Weilburg (Kirchheimbolanden 14 Feb 1770-Wiesbaden 8 Jul 1828)m (Kirchheim 4 Sep 1787) KARL LUDWIG FRIEDRICH ALEXANDER Erbgraf zu Wied-Runkel, son of CHRISTIAN LUDWIG Graf [Fürst 1791] zu Wied-Runkel & his wife Charlotte Sophie Auguste Gräfin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (Dierdorf 9 Sep 1763-Dierdorf 9 Mar 1824).  He succeeded his father in 1791 as Fürst zu Wied-Runkel

8.         KARL LUDWIG Prinz von Nassau-Weilburg (Kirchheimbolanden 19 Jul 1772-Kirchheimbolanden 25 Jul 1772).

9.         KARL WILHELM FRIEDRICH Prinz von Nassau-Weilburg (Kirchheim (1 May 1775-Weilburg 11 May 1807).

10.      AMALIE CHARLOTTE WILHELMINE LUISE Pss von Nassau-Weilburg (Kirchheimbolanden 7 Aug 1776-Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 19 Feb 1841)m firstly (Weilburg 29 Oct 1793) VIKTOR KARL FRIEDRICH Erbprinz von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, son of KARL LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym & his second wife Amalie Eleonore Gräfin zu Solms-Braunfels (Schaumburg 2 Nov 1767-Schaumburg 22 Apr 1812).  He succeeded in 1806 as VIKTOR II Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoymm secondly (Schloß Schaumburg 15 Feb 1813) FRIEDRICH Freiherr von Stein-Liebenstein zu Barchfeld, son of --- (14 Feb 1777-4 Dec 1849).

11.      daughter stillborn (Kirchheim 21 Oct 1778).

12.      child (b and d 1779).

13.      HENRIETTE Pss von Nassau-Weilburg (Kirchheimbolanden 22 Apr 1780-Kirchheim unter Teck 2 Jan 1857, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)m (Schloß Ermitage near Bayreuth 28 Jan 1797) as his second wife, LUDWIG FRIEDRICH ALEXANDER Herzog von Württemberg, son of FRIEDRICH II EUGEN Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Sophia Dorothea Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Treptow 30 Aug 1756-Kirchheim unter Teck 20 Sep 1817, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).

14.      child (Nov 1784-d soon after).

15.      child (Nov 1785-d soon after).

 

 

FRIEDRICH WILHELM Prinz von Nassau-Weilburg, son of KARL CHRISTIAN Fürst zu Nassau-Weilburg & his [first] wife Carolina Pss van Oranje-Nassau-Diez (The Hague 25 Oct 1768-Weilburg 9 Jan 1816, bur Weilburg).  Erbprinz von Nassau-Weilburg on the death of his older brother in 1770.  He succeeded his father in 1788 as FRIEDRICH WILHELM Fürst von Nassau-Weilburg, ruled under a regency until 1789.  Nassau-Weilburg joined the Confederation of the Rhine in 1806 and together with Nassau-Usingen became the duchy of Nassau.  Friedrich Wilhelm assumed the title sovereign Fürst von Nassau, ruling the newly united duchy jointly with his distant cousin Friedrich August Fürst von Nassau-Usingen (although only the latter bore the title sovereign Herzog von Nassau). 

m (Hachenburg 31 Jul 1788) LUISE Burggräfin von Kirchberg Gräfin von Sayn-Hachenburg, daughter & heiress of WILHELM GEORG Burggraf von Kirchberg & his wife Isabella Augusta Pss Reuß zu Greiz (Hachenburg 19 Apr 1772-Vienna 6 Jan 1827, bur Weilburg). 

Friedrich Wilhelm & his wife had four children: 

1.         WILHELM GEORG AUGUST HEINRICH BELGICUS Erbprinz von Nassau-Weilburg (Kirchheimbolanden 14 Jun 1792-Kissingen 30 Aug 1839, bur Weilburg).  He succeeded his father in 1816 as sovereign Fürst von Nassau.  He succeeded his distant cousin Friedrich August [Fürst von Nassau-Usingen] sovereign Herzog von Nassau on the latter’s death 24 Mar 1816 as WILHELM sovereign Herzog von Nassau

-        HERZOGEN von NASSAU, GRAND DUKES of LUXEMBOURG

2.         AUGUSTE LUISE WILHELMINE Pss von Nassau-Weilburg (Weilburg 5 Jan 1794-Weilburg 11 Apr 1796, bur Weilburg).

3.         HENRIETTE Pss von Nassau-Weilburg (Schloß Ermitage near Bayreuth 30 Oct 1797-Vienna 29 Dec 1829, bur Vienna Kapuzinergruft)m (Weilburg 15 Sep 1815) KARL Archduke of Austria, son of Emperor LEOPOLD II Archduke of Austria & his wife Infanta doña María Luisa de Borbón y Sajonia (Florence 5 Sep 1771-Vienna 30 Apr 1847, bur Vienna Kapuzinergruft).

4.         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Prinz von Nassau-Weilburg (Bayreuth 15 Dec 1799-Vienna 6 Jan 1845).  Prinz von Nassau from 1816.  m (morganatically [in Switzerland] 7 Jun 1840) as her second husband, ANNE MARIE Brunold née Ritter Edle von Vallyemare, widow of JOHANN Baptist Brunold [wholesaler of silk], daughter of JOSEPH Ritter Edler von Vallyemare [postmaster] & his wife Josepha Aichhorn (Vienna 21 Jun 1802-rue Pauquet 40 Paris 16e 17 Jun 1864).  Created Gräfin von Tiefenbach by Heinrich XX Fürst Reuß zu Greiz at Karlsbad 7 Jul 1840, recognised as such by the Austrian Ministry of Interior at Vienna 31 Mar 1845.  Friedrich Wilhelm & his wife had one child: 

a)         WILHELMINE JOSEPHINE RUDOLPHINE Brunold (Altzgersdorf Vienna 5 Jul 1834-Geneva 24 Nov 1891).  Recognised as his daughter by Prince Friedrich when he married and legitimated by this subsequent marriage of her parents.  Created Gräfin von Tiefenbach by Heinrich XX Fürst Reuß zu Greiz at Greiz 25 May 1844, recognised as such by the Austrian Ministry of Interior at Vienna 31 Mar 1845.  m (Paris 30 Oct 1856 separated [26 Apr or 26 Oct] 1872) EMILE de Girardin, illegitimate son of ALEXANDRE Comte de Girardin & his wife --- Dupuy née Fagnan (22 Jun 1806-Paris 27 Apr 1881).   He at first used the name “EMILE Delamothe” after the washerwoman who masqueraded as his mother at his birth..  Editor of La Presse.  Member of the Chambre de Deputés. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    GRAFEN von NASSAU, OTTONIAN LINE

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von NASSAU in SIEGEN und DILLENBURG

 

 

OTTO [I] von Nassau, son of HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mechtild van Gelre (-[1289/90]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[149]"Heinricus comes de Nassowe et Mectildis comitissa" donated "ecclesiam in Inferi[ori] Diffenbach" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…filiorum nostrorum Walerami, Ottonis, Henrici, Gerardi, Johannis"[150]He succeeded his father [before 1251] as joint Graf von Nassau, jointly with his brother Walram [II].  "Ottho comes de Nassowe" confirmed a donation to Kloster Bleidenstatt by charter dated Mar 1253[151]In 1255, they divided the lands, Otto taking Siegen, Dillenburg, Beilstein and Ginsberg.  A charter dated 16 Dec 1255 records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands[152].  "Waleramus et Otto comites de Nassowe" confirmed a donation made by "Anshelmus de Deninghoven, noster ministerialis" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated to [1266][153]"…Otto de Nassouwen…" was among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[154].  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[155]

m AGNES von Leiningen, daughter of EMICH [IV] Graf von Leiningen in Landeck am Pfalz & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-[Dec 1299/1303]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[156].  "Emecho comes de Liningen, Catharina uxor sua, Otto comes de Nassauwe, Agnes uxor sua, Johannes comes de Spanheim, Alheidis uxor sua, Henricus dominus de Blanckenberg et Cunigundis uxor sua, sororii et sorores mei Emechonis comitis" confirmed the sale of property "in villa Liestorff" to Kloster Wadegoz made by "felicis recordationis dominus Emecho quondam comes de Liningen" by charter dated Jan 1288[157].  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[158].  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[159]

Otto [I] & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         HEINRICH von Nassau (-1343).  "Ottho comes de Nassawen…cum uxore nostra Agnete nec non Henrico nostro primogenito" confirmed the donation of "bonorum in Hasilbach et Aldindorph" to the church in Aldenburg made by "matrem nostram Methildim comitissam bone mem…cum sorore nostra Katherina ibidem locata" by charter dated 3 May 1289[160]Graf von Nassau in Siegen Ginsberg Haiger und dem Westerwald 1303 in Dillenburg Herborn und Beilstein 1328.  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[161]"Henricus comes de Nassauwe" and "fratri nostro Emichoni comiti ibidem…eius…conjugi…Anne" agreed on the division of the inheritance of "auum nostrum Emichonem comitem de Liningen et ex morte Emichonis filii sui comitis ibidem nostri avunculi" by charter dated 28 Feb 1305[162]m (before 1302) ADELHEID von Heinsberg, daughter of DIETRICH [I] Herr von Heinsberg und Blankenburg & his wife Jeanne de Louvain (-after 21 May 1343).  "Aleydis uxor…Henrici comitis de Nassouwia" renounced the inheritance from "felicis recordationis…Walrami domini quondam de Blanckenberch fratris nostri" in favour of "nostrum consanguineum…Theodericum dominum de Heymsbergh et de Blamckenberch militem filium quondam domini Godefridi fratris nostri", with the consent of "domini Henrici nostri mariti comitis prelibati nec non Ottonis militis primogeniti ac Henrici prepositi Spirensis nostrorum filiorum", by charter dated 8 Feb 1333[163].  Heinrich & his wife had five children: 

a)         AGNES (-29 Oct [1316/18], bur Limburg Franciscans)The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" married firstly "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese"[164].  "Gerlach eyn Here van Lympurch" endowed "Agnesen unse eliche Broe, Grevin Heinrichs Dochter von Nassowe" with "dem Dorfe zu Elfe" by charter dated 9 Oct 1314[165].  The marriage contract between "Heynricus…comes de Waldecke…Alheydim sororem nostram" and "Wilhelmo comiti de Katzenelenbogen" is dated 22 Jan 1314[166].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 29 Oct of "Domina Agnes domina in Lymporgh" and her burial "in Choro"[167]m ([1314]) as his first wife, GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg, son of JOHANN Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his second wife Oda von Ravensberg (-2 Apr 1355). 

b)         KATHARINA (-29 Apr 1334).  Abbess of Altenberg. 

c)         GERTRUD .  Abbess of Altenberg.  1329/53. 

d)         OTTO [II] von Nassau ([1305]-killed in battle [Dec 1350/Jan 1351]).  "Aleydis uxor…Henrici comitis de Nassouwia" renounced the inheritance from "felicis recordationis…Walrami domini quondam de Blanckenberch fratris nostri" in favour of "nostrum consanguineum…Theodericum dominum de Heymsbergh et de Blamckenberch militem filium quondam domini Godefridi fratris nostri", with the consent of "domini Henrici nostri mariti comitis prelibati nec non Ottonis militis primogeniti ac Henrici prepositi Spirensis nostrorum filiorum", by charter dated 8 Feb 1333[168]Graf von Nassau in Siegen und Dillenburg.  "Otto greue van Nassowe ind Aleyd van Vianden syn…husfrowe" sold half of the town of Gensberg to Walram Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 13 Feb 1345[169]m (contract 23 Dec 1331) ADELHEID von Vianden, daughter of PHILIPP [II] Graf von Vianden & his wife Adelheid von Arnsberg (-30 Sep 1376).  "Otto greue van Nassowe ind Aleyd van Vianden syn…husfrowe" sold half of the town of Gensberg to Walram Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 13 Feb 1345[170].  "Wilhelm…marcgreue zu Guilge" reached agreement with "unser niechten vrauwe Aleyde greuinnen van Nassauwe, yren kynden ind yren eruen, heren Frederiche heirren zu Cronenberch ind heren Goedarde heirren zu Wyltz […unserm niechten]" to divide the half share of "Wilhelme greuen zu Namen" in the inheritance of the late "unsme neiuen greue Lodewiche van Vyanden" by charter dated 23 May 1356[171].  This document was incorrectly interpreted by Walther Möller, who assumed that Friedrich Herr zu Kronenberg was one of the "kynden ind…eruen" of countess Adelheid, and therefore that she had married firstly his father Johann von Dollendorf Herr zu Kronenberg[172].  The document should more correctly be read as referring to countess Adelheid and her unnamed children.  Adelheid is called "niechte" of Wilhelm Markgraf von Jülich in the document, which indicates her maternal ancestry, Petronella von Jülich being her maternal grandmother[173].  Otto [II] & his wife had four children: 

i)          ADELHEID .  Nun at Keppel 1376, abbess 1378/1381. 

ii)         JOHANN [I] von Nassau (-Herborn 4 Sep 1416, bur Kloster Keppel)Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Siegen und Dillenburg.  "Johann Greue zu Nassauwe Herre zu Tyllenberg und…Margarethe von der Margke Grefynne…syn…Hussfrauwe" granted Schloß Herborn to "Junghern Hermann Lantgreuen zu Hessen" by charter dated 3 Sep 1398[174]

-         GRAFEN von NASSAU-DILLENBURG

iii)        HEINRICH "der Haudegen" (-Kassel 5 Sep 1402).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1356/1356.  Heinrich had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(a)        HEINRICH (-1440).  zu Dudeldorf 1429.  m GUTGEN von Morsdorf, daughter of --- (-after 12 Jan 1442). 

iv)       OTTO (-1384).  Canon and provost of St Moritz at Mainz 1357.  Canon at Köln and Mainz Cathedrals 1380.  

e)         HEINRICH [I] von Nassau (-before 1380).  Canon at Köln Cathedral and at St Florin, Koblenz 1326.  Provost at Speyer Cathedral 1329/1334.  Pope John XXII granted "preposituram ecclesie Spirensis" to “Henrico nato Henrici comitis de Nassawe” despite already holding “in Spirensi ac Coloniensi et S. Florini in Confluentia Trever. dioc. canonicatus ac in eisdem Coloniensi et S. Florini prebendas”, dated 5 Jul 1329[175]Herr von Nassau-Beilstein in 1343, when he acquired Beilstein, Mengerskirchen, Eigenberg und dem Westerwald.  

-        HERREN von NASSAU-BEILSTEIN

2.         [daughter .  “Otto comes de Nassowe” agreed the betrothal of “filia nostra” with “filio...domini Heinrici de Westerburg fratris...Sifridi archiepiscopi Coloniensis” by charter dated 30 Sep 1279[176].  It is not known whether this was the same daughter as Mechtild who is named below.  Presumably the betrothal was agreed when both parties were still children.  Betrothed (contract 30 Sep 1279) --- von Westerburg, son of HEINRICH Herr von Westerburg & his wife Agnes von Isenburg.] 

3.         MECHTILD (-before 28 Oct 1319)m ([1289]) GERHARD von Schönecken, son of --- (-1317). 

4.         EMICHO [I] von Nassau (-7 Jun 1334)Graf von Nassau in Driedrof, Estenau und Hadamar.  Canon at Worms Cathedral 1295.  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[177]"Henricus comes de Nassauwe" and "fratri nostro Emichoni comiti ibidem…eius…conjugi…Anne" agreed on the division of the inheritance of "auum nostrum Emichonem comitem de Liningen et ex morte Emichonis filii sui comitis ibidem nostri avunculi" by charter dated 28 Feb 1305[178].  The marriage contract between Friderich...Purgrave ze Nurnberch...Margretin unser Tochter” and “Gerlachin grauin von Nassowe...Adolfin...sun” is dated 23 Feb 1330, with the advice of “Emchen Grauen von Nassowe unsers...Swagers und Ulrichs von Hanawe und Johansen dez vorgenanten greuen Emchin sun[179]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 7 Jun 1334 of "Emichonis comitis de Nassawe" and records his donation[180]m (contract Kadolzburg 28 Aug 1295, before 3 Jan 1297) ANNA von Nürnberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Burggraf von Nürnberg [Zollern] & his second wife Helene von Sachsen [Askanier] (-[10 Oct 1355/1357]).  The marriage contract of Friderich der alte burkgraue von Nurenberk...unser tochter Annen” and “grauen Emchen von Nassowe” is dated 28 Aug 1295, providing property in “Smalkeden, an Rotenstein, an Koburk, an Kungesberk, an der Nuwenstat uf der Heide, an Sterrenberk unde an Kizzich” as dowry[181]"Fridericus Burgravius de Nureberch" freed "villam Wibelsheim", belonging to Kloster Ahusen, from obligations, with the consent of "nostrorum liberorum…Johannis et Friderici", by charter dated 3 Jan 1297, witnessed by "Domine Elene, Burgravie Domine Alheidis Palatine de Creiburch, Domine Anne de Nassawe"[182].  The testament of "Helena…Burggravin ze Nuerenberk", dated 28 May 1299, names "unser…Tohter Anne von Nassau…"[183]"Rudolfus…Comes palatinus Reni Dux Bawarie" consented to the grant "in castro Kamerstein, Swapach, Altorf, Heroltsperc" by Albrecht King of Germany "avunculum nostrum" to "domine Anne sorori…Johannis Burgravii de Nurenberg ac…Emichonis comitis Nassowie uxori" by charter dated 13 Aug 1299[184].  "Emiche Greve zu Nassauwe" reached agreement with "Johans unseris Bruders" concerning their inheritance by charter dated 22 Jun 1352, in the presence of "unse…Muter Frauwen Anne Grevinnen zu Nassowe…unsen…Ohem Johans Burgreve zu Nurinberg"[185]Emicho [I] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH (-Mainz 6 Apr ----, bur Mainz).  Priest in Nassau 1307.  Canon at Mainz Cathedral 1328. 

b)         ANNA (-before 1329, bur Lich Kirche).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 12 Dec 1338 which records the marriage contract between "Wilhelm Grefe zu Katzenelenbogen…und unser Swager Grefe Johann von Nassau…unser Suester Annen" and [her son] "Philip von Falkenstein, der Suester Son"[186]m (before 1312) KUNO [II] Herr von Falkenstein, son of PHILIPP [III] Herr von Falkenstein und Münzenberg & his second wife Luckarde von Isenburg (-14 May 1333, bur Lich Kirche).

c)         JUTTA (-before 10 Nov 1359)"Greve Gotfrit von Ditse und Gerhart unse Sun" granted property to "Jutten mins Gerharts…Husfrauwe…Dochter Grevin Emichen von Nassauwe und Frauwen Annen" by charter dated 26 Jun 1332[187]The Limburger Chronik records that "dem edilin greben zu Ditze" married "ein wip von Nassauwe" and had "dri sone, der eldeste…Gerhart, der ander was ein Dusch herre, der drette…Johan"[188]m (before 26 Jun 1332) GERHARD [V] Graf von Diez, son of GOTTFRIED Graf von Diez & his wife --- (-killed in battle 17 Oct 1343). 

d)         JOHANN von Nassau-Hadamar (-[24 Jun 1364/20 Jan 1365]).  The marriage contract between Friderich...Purgrave ze Nurnberch...Margretin unser Tochter” and “Gerlachin grauin von Nassowe...Adolfin...sun” is dated 23 Feb 1330, with the advice of “Emchen Grauen von Nassowe unsers...Swagers und Ulrichs von Hanawe und Johansen dez vorgenanten greuen Emchin sun[189].  "Emiche Greve zu Nassauwe" reached agreement with "Johans unseris Bruders" concerning their inheritance by charter dated 22 Jun 1352, in the presence of "unse…Muter Frauwen Anne Grevinnen zu Nassowe…unsen…Ohem Johans Burgreve zu Nurinberg"[190]m (before 1331) ELISABETH von Waldeck, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Waldeck & his wife Adelheid von Kleve (-before 22 Jun 1385).  Johann & his wife had [ten] children: 

i)          EMICHO (1331-8 Jun 1343).  

ii)         EMICHO (-24 Feb 1358).  [Canon at Mainz Cathedral 1357.] 

iii)        HELENA (-1344). 

iv)       EMICHO [III] (-after 21 Jun 1394).  The rheinische Städtebund settled a dispute between “Johan grave czu Nassau” and “Ruprecht grave czu Nassau”, the latter claiming that “junkherr Emicho von Nassau frauwe Elysabeth eptissen czu Esche und frauwe Alheid graffynne czu Castel sine swestern” held certain property rights, by charter dated 22 Jun 1385[191]

v)        HEINRICH von Nassau-Hadamar (-before 1369). 

vi)       ANNA (-21 Jan 1404, bur Kloster Eberbach)Ruprecht grebe zu Nassauwe und Anne unse...husfrauwe” acknowledged a debt to “unser...swegerin Alheyden grebinn zu Kastyl” by charter dated 10 Sep 1379[192].  "Anne Graffine zu Nassauwe und…Graue Diether Graue zu Katzenelnbogen" confirmed with "untze…Swagern Walramen Grauen zu Nassauwe und Philipps Graffen zu Nassauwe und zu Sarbrucken" the dower granted by "untz Hutzwirt Graue Ruprecht" to "Annen vorgenannt" by charter dated 1391[193]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XII Id Jan" in 1404 of "Dna Anna conthoralis Dni Dytheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen"[194]m firstly (before 8 Nov 1362) RUPRECHT Graf von Nassau in Sonnenburg, son of GERLACH [I] Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden & his second wife Irmengard von Hohenlohe (-4 Sep 1390).  m secondly (before 11 Jan 1391) as his second wife, DIETHER [VIII] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of JOHANN Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Elisabeth von Isenburg-Limburg (-17 Feb 1402, bur Eberbach).

vii)      ELISABETH (-18 Dec 1413).  Abbess of Essen 1370.  Gräfin Elisabeth von Nassau Aebtissin zu Essen” confirmed property to “ihr Schwager Graf Ruprecht von Nassau...un ihre Schwester Aleyd Gräfin zu Kastel” by charter dated 1 Sep 1385[195].  The rheinische Städtebund settled a dispute between “Johan grave czu Nassau” and “Ruprecht grave czu Nassau”, the latter claiming that “junkherr Emicho von Nassau frauwe Elysabeth eptissen czu Esche und frauwe Alheid graffynne czu Castel sine swestern” held certain property rights, by charter dated 22 Jun 1385[196]

viii)     ADELHEID (-after 18 Jan 1411)Benigna grefin zu Kastel und Hans Plümlin” reached agreement about her rights with “Fridrich grafen zu Kastel...[und] hern Fridrichs...wirtin...Adelheiden von Nassauwe” by charter dated 18 Feb 1376[197].  “Kathrei...graven Peters von Kastel seligen thochter” acknowledged payments received from “fraw Alheyde grefninne zue Kastel” by charter dated 8 Jun 1378[198].  “Ditrich von Heytingzffelt...” sold property to “frawen Alheyden graven Fridrichs von Kastel seligen...frawnen und graven Linharten von Kastel irem sune” by charter dated 26 Apr 1379[199].  “Ruprecht grebe zu Nassauwe und Anne unse...husfrauwe” acknowledged a debt to “unser...swegerin Alheyden grebinn zu Kastyl” by charter dated 10 Sep 1379[200].  “Wilhelm grave zu Kastel” sold property to “unser...swester frauwen Alheyden unsers...vettern graven Fridrichs von Kastel seligen...wirtin”, with the consent of “unsers...bruder graven Johans von Kastel”, by charter dated 6 Apr 1381[201].  The rheinische Städtebund settled a dispute between “Johan grave czu Nassau” and “Ruprecht grave czu Nassau”, the latter claiming that “junkherr Emicho von Nassau frauwe Elysabeth eptissen czu Esche und frauwe Alheid graffynne czu Castel sine swestern” held certain property rights, by charter dated 22 Jun 1385[202].  “Gräfin Elisabeth von Nassau Aebtissin zu Essen” confirmed property to “ihr Schwager Graf Ruprecht von Nassau...un ihre Schwester Aleyd Gräfin zu Kastel” by charter dated 1 Sep 1385[203].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the following document: “Anna grevein zu Nassaw” assigned a debt to “unserm...swager graven Wilhelm zu Kastel und unserr swester Alheiten grevein zu Kastel seiner...husfrawen” by charter dated 1 Nov 1390[204].  “Graf Wilhelm von Kastell, seine Gemahlin Alheit und ir Sohn Graf Leonhart” sold property to “Hans den Ryter zu Nürnberg” by charter dated 25 Sep 1391[205].  The date of her second marriage is difficult to assess, given that the charters dated 22 Jun 1385 and 1 Sep 1385 could relate to Adelheid as Gräfin von Castell by right of either husband.  “Gräfin Alheid zu Castell” sold annual harvest income from “Volkach” to “die Pfarrkirche zu Volkach”, with the consent of “ihres Sohnes Graf Lynhart zu Castell”, by charter dated 18 Jan 1411[206]m firstly (before 18 Feb 1376) FRIEDRICH [VII] Graf von Castell, son of FRIEDRICH [IV] Graf von Castell & his second wife Elisabeth von Norrenberg (-before 8 Jun 1378).  m secondly (before 1 Nov 1390) her first husband’s nephew, WILHELM [I] Graf zu Castell, son of HERMANN [III] Graf von Castell & his wife Liutgard --- (-[24 Jul 1398/21 May 1399]). 

ix)       JOHANN .  Monk at Ebrach 1391. 

x)        [MARGARETA .  Nun of St Klara at Nürnberg 1367.] 

e)         AGNES .  Nun at Altenberg 1328. 

f)          MARGARETA (-Rottenburg 30 Jan 1370)m RUDOLF II Graf von Hohenberg, son of RUDOLF I Graf von Hohenberg [Zollern] & his first wife Agnes von Werdenberg (-26 Feb 1335, bur Ehingen). 

g)         EMICHO [II] von Nassau-Hadamar (-1 Mar 1359)Graf von Nassau-HadamarCanon at Mainz Cathedral 1328/1357.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1329.  Pope John XXII granted "eccl. Colon. canonicatum" to “Emichoni nato Emichonis comitis de Nassave”, dated 18 Apr 1329[207].  Canon at Worms Cathedral 1332, kustos 1334.  Provost of St Johann at Mainz 1334/1342.  "Emiche Greve zu Nassauwe" reached agreement with "Johans unseris Bruders" concerning their inheritance by charter dated 22 Jun 1352, in the presence of "unse…Muter Frauwen Anne Grevinnen zu Nassowe…unsen…Ohem Johans Burgreve zu Nurinberg"[208].  The testament of "Emche Grafe, Graf zu Nazzaw", dated 19/20 Feb 1359, appoints "unserm Bruder Grafen Johans Grafen zw Nazzaw" as his heir[209]m as her second husband, ANNA von Diez, widow of SIEGFRIED [VI] Herr von Runkel, daughter of GOTTFRIED Graf von Diez & his wife ---.  1342. 

5.         OTTO (-after Dec 1299).  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[210].  The testament of "Iohannes comes de Nassawe", dated 4 Mar 1324, donated property for the anniversaries of “...fratris nostri Ottonis pie Mem[211]

6.         JOHANN von Nassau-Dillenburg (-killed in battle Wetzlar [10 Aug] 1328).  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[212]Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Beilstein und Herborn 1303.  Provost of St Florian at Koblenz 1307.  in Katzenelnbogen 1320.  The testament of "Iohannes comes de Nassawe", dated 4 Mar 1324, with the consent of “Heinrici comitis nostri germani”, donated property for the anniversaries of “patris nostri Ottonis quondam comitis, matrisque nostre Agnetis sue collateralis nec non fratris nostri Ottonis pie Mem[213].  Canon at Worms Cathedral 1325.  Canon at Köln Cathedral before 1326.  Canon at Würzburg Cathedral 1326/1327.  Canon at Trier Cathedral 1326/1328.  Elected Bishop of Bamberg 1328. 

7.         GERTRUD (-19 Sep 1359).  "Agnes relicta quondam…dni Ottonis…comitis de Nassawe" donated property "in Herberin" to Aldenburg "et…sororie nostre Dne Katerine et filie nostre Gertrudis", with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum…Henrici, Emiconis militum, Ottonis et Iohannis clericorum", by charter dated Dec 1299[214].  Abbess of Altenberg 1324. 

Otto I had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

8.          HEINRICH .  Monk at Arnstein before 1273.  Priest at Nassau 1273/1275.  Knight of the Teutonic Order [1275]. 

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von NASSAU-BEILSTEIN

 

 

HEINRICH von Nassau, son of HEINRICH Graf von Nassau in Siegen & his wife Adelheid von Heinsberg (-before 1380)Canon at Köln Cathedral and at St Florin, Koblenz 1326.  Provost at Speyer Cathedral 1329/1334.  Pope John XXII granted "preposituram ecclesie Spirensis" to “Henrico nato Henrici comitis de Nassawe” despite already holding “in Spirensi ac Coloniensi et S. Florini in Confluentia Trever. dioc. canonicatus ac in eisdem Coloniensi et S. Florini prebendas”, dated 5 Jul 1329[215].  "Aleydis uxor…Henrici comitis de Nassouwia" renounced the inheritance from "felicis recordationis…Walrami domini quondam de Blanckenberch fratris nostri" in favour of "nostrum consanguineum…Theodericum dominum de Heymsbergh et de Blamckenberch militem filium quondam domini Godefridi fratris nostri", with the consent of "domini Henrici nostri mariti comitis prelibati nec non Ottonis militis primogeniti ac Henrici prepositi Spirensis nostrorum filiorum", by charter dated 8 Feb 1333[216].  He resigned his ecclesiastical appointments.  HEINRICH I Herr von Nassau-Beilstein 1343, when he acquired Beilstein, Mengerskirchen, Eigenberg und dem Westerwald. 

m (1339) IMAGINA [Meine] von Westerburg, daughter of SIEGFRIED Herr von Westerburg & his wife --- (-before 1380).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified. 

Heinrich I & his wife had three children: 

1.         HEINRICH von Nassau-Beilstein (-1412, bur Mainz Cathedral).  He succeeded his father as HEINRICH [II] Herr von Nassau-Beilsteinm (before 5 Jun 1383) KATHARINA von Randerath heiress of Linnich, daughter of ARNOLD [II] Herr von Randerath und Erprath & his wife --- (-1415 or after, bur Mainz Cathedral).  Heinrich & his wife had six children: 

a)         [217][REINER (-before 25 Jul 1456).  Canon at Köln Cathedral.] 

b)         KATHARINA (-6 Sep 1459)m (10 Jan 1407) REINHARD Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg, son of ULRICH [IV] von Hanau & his wife Elisabeth von Wertheim (-26 Jun 1451)). 

c)         JOHANN von Nassau (-Jul 1473).  He succeeded his father in 1412 as JOHANN Herr von Nassau-Beilstein, in Beilstein und Mengerskirchen 1425.  m firstly (before 12 Dec 1415) MECHTILD von Isenburg-Grenzau, daughter of EBERHARD von Isenburg-Grenzau & his wife Mechtild [von der Mark] (-after 2 Feb 1436).  m secondly (31 Oct 1447) JOHANNA von Gemen, daughter of JOHANN Herr zu Gemen und Bredevoort & his wife --- (-before 1451).  Johann & his first wife had three children:

i)          MARGARETA (-after 27 Dec 1498)m firstly JOHANN von Schöneck, son of ---.  1424.  m secondly MORITZ I Graf von Pyrmont, son of --- (-May 1494). 

ii)         PHILIPP (-killed in battle Soest 29 Oct 1446).  Mitherr zu Granzau 1426.  Canon at Köln Cathedral, resigned 1435. 

iii)        ELISABETH (-1459)m (contract 13 Nov 1440) OTTO Heer van Bronckhorst, son of --- (-23 Feb 1458, bur Monnikhuisen).  

Johann & his second wife had one child: 

iv)       HEINRICH von Nassau-Beilstein (1449-26 May 1499).  He succeeded his father in 1473 as HEINRICH IV Herr von Nassau-Beilstein

-         see below

Johann had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

v)         HENNE gt von Münchhausen (-before 1508).  m KATHARINA, daughter of --- .  1451.  Henne & his wife had one child: 

(a)        WILDERICH von Münchhausen gt von Freusburg .  Schultheiss zu Kirchen an der Sieg.  1488/1513

vi)        CHRISTIAN von Beilstein .  1460/79.  m EVA, daughter of ---.  1479).

vii)       HEINTZE von Nassau .  Schultheiss zu Beilstein.  1489

d)         WILHELM (-18 Apr 1430, bur Mainz Cathedral).  Oberamtmann auf dem Eichsfeld 1425.  Canon at Mainz Cathedral, provost 1419/1430.  Canon at Köln Cathedral to 1430.  Canon at Speyer Cathedral 1430.  

e)         HEINRICH [III] von Nassau-Beilstein (-[27 Mar/26 Sep] 1477, bur Bonn St Cassius).  Provost at Münster Cathedral 1421/1429.  Archdeacon at Liège 1422/1432.  Counsellor of the Archbishopric of Köln and Amtmann at Lechenich, Altenwied und Linz am Rhein.  in Liebenscheid 1425.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1430/1433.  Provost at Mainz Cathedral 1432/1475.  Provost of St Cassius at Bonn 1432/1477.  Archdeacon at Köln 1436.  Priest at Reichenstein 1460/1464. 

f)          daughter (-before 1430, bur Mainz Cathedral). 

2.         REINHARD von Nassau-Beilstein in Liebenscheid (-before 1418). 

3.         ADELHEID (-1365)m (1355) HARTMUT "der Jüngere" von Kronberg, son of --- (-May 1369). 

 

 

HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Beilstein, son of JOHANN I Graf von Nassau-Beilstein & his second wife Johanna von Gemen (1449-26 May 1499).  He succeeded his father in 1473 as HEINRICH IV Herr von Nassau-Beilstein

m (contract 6 Sep 1457) EVA von Sayn, daughter of GERHARD [II] von Sayn & his wife Elisabeth von Sirck (30 Jan 1455-after 1505). 

Heinrich IV & his wife had twenty one children: 

1.         JOHANN von Nassau-Beilstein (-18 Aug 1513).  He succeeded his father in 1499 as JOHANN II Herr von Nassau-Beilsteinm firstly (1492) MARIE von Solms-Braunfels, daughter of OTTO Graf von Solms-Braunfels & his wife --- (2 Nov 1471-20 Sep 1505, bur Mengerskirchen).  m secondly ([1510/11] as her second husband, ANNA zur Lippe, widow of OTTO IV Graf von Hoya, daughter of BERNHARD VII "Bellicosus" Herr zur Lippe & his wife Anna von Holstein-Schauenburg (-after 27 Dec 1533).  Johann II & his first wife had four children: 

a)         JOHANN von Nassau-Beilstein (17 Nov 1495-13 Dec 1561).  He succeeded his father in 1513 as JOHANN III Herr von Nassau-Beilstein.  After his death, the Herrschaft Beilstein was inherited by the Grafen von Nassau-Dillenburg[218]m (16 Feb 1523) ANNA Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg, daughter of LUDWIG I Graf von Nassau in Weilburg & his wife Maria Margareta von Nassau-Wiesbaden (7 Oct 1505-Löhnberg 28 Nov 1564, bur Weilburg).  Johann III had [three] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

i)          ELISABETH (-before 1586)m firstly (before 1542) VEIT Schwab, son of --- [aus Ehrentzheim zu Ködingen und Löhnberg] (-before 158).  Landschutlheiss zum Westerwald.  m secondly (before 1586) KONRAD Loos, son of ---.  1586/1589.  Landschutlheiss zum Westerwald. 

ii)         [KONRAD von Nassau (-Mengerskirchen before 1594).  Jonkheer.]  

iii)        ANNA (-[1565/66])m firstly (1536) --- Henn, son of --- [aus Arborn, Meisterkoch in Beilstein].  m secondly PAULUS Bender, son of --- [aus Felsbach] (-Beilstein [1565/66]). 

b)         HEINRICH (-killed in battle Pavia 25 May 1525).  Knight of the Order of St John[219].  

c)         HERMANNA (-Kloster Engenthal 7 Jul 1584).  Nun at Kloster Engelthal, Bonn 1518.  

d)         EVA (-29 Sep 1575).  Nun at Walsdorf bei Idstein. 

e)         EVA (-29 Sep 1575).  m (5 Aug 1508) NIKOLAUS IV Graf von Tecklenburg, son of --- (-1541). 

2.         GERHARD (-1506).  Monk at Fulda.  

3.         BERNHARD von Nassau-Beilstein in Liebenscheid 1499 (-Liebenscheid 10 May 1556).  

4.         REINHARD .  1502.  

5.         LUDWIG .  Archdeacon at Fulda 1509/1515. 

6.         OTTO (1485-young). 

7.         MARGARETA (-before 20 Apr 1531).  Abbess of Thorn 1502/1522.  

8.         IRMGARD .  Nun at Kloster Engelthal, Bonn 1499/1518.  

9.         ELISABETH (-1532).  Prioress at Kloster Engelthal, Bonn 1499/1518. 

10.      11 children (-young). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von NASSAU-DILLENBURG 1351-1652, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-DILLENBURG 1652-1724

 

 

JOHANN von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of OTTO [II] Graf von Nassau in Siegen und Dillenburg & his wife Adelheid von Vianden (-Herborn 1416)Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Siegen und Dillenburg.  "Johann Greue zu Nassauwe Herre zu Tyllenberg und…Margarethe von der Margke Grefynne…syn…Hussfrauwe" granted Schloß Herborn to "Junghern Hermann Lantgreuen zu Hessen" by charter dated 3 Sep 1398[220]

m (contract 14 Aug 1343, 20 Nov 1357) MARGARETA von der Mark, daughter of ADOLF [II] Graf von der Mark & his wife Margareta von Kleve (-1409).  "Alf graue van der Mark unde Margret sin…husfrouwe" agreed with "Otten grauen van Nassauwe und frouwen Aleyde" that "eine dochter van unseren dochteren" would marry "einem sone van soenen…Otten grauen van Nassauwe und frouwen Alheyd vorgenant" by charter dated 14 Aug 1343[221].  "Johan greue tho Nassouwe der jungste" acknowledge receipt from "unse…suager Engelbracht greue van der Marke" of the dowry for his marriage "mit syuer suster Margareten van der Marke unser…huysvrouwen" by charter dated 23 Sep 1369[222]"Johann Greue zu Nassauwe Herre zu Tyllenberg und…Margarethe von der Margke Grefynne…syn…Hussfrauwe" granted Schloß Herborn to "Junghern Hermann Lantgreuen zu Hessen" by charter dated 3 Sep 1398[223]

Johann & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         ADOLF von Nassau-Dillenburg (-12 Jun 1420)Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg und Diez.  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 9 Sep of "dominus Adolphus comes in Dytze & uxor eius Jutta"[224]m firstly ([1384]) JUTTA von Diez, daughter and heiress of GERHARD [VI] Graf von Diez & his wife --- (-14 Aug 1397).  The Limburger Chronik records that "von Ditze…grebe Gerhart" had two daughters, the older of whom married "junghern Ailfe greben Johans son von Nassauwe herren zu Dillenberg" and the younger "einen herren von Wildenberg bi Westfalen"[225]m secondly (before 25 Feb 1401) KUNIGUNDE von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of JOHANN [III] von Isenburg Herr von Limburg & his wife Hildegard von Saarwerden (-11 Jun [1401/02]).  Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed “deme dryttel der bürge und Stad Lympurg uff der Lane in Tryrer bischtüme” to “unser...nese...Johann herre zu Lympurg”, and after his death to “syne dochter...Clare und Kungund”, by charter dated early May 1396[226].  “Johan herre zu Lymburg, Hildegard unse...Frauwe” confirmed a share in “Cleberg” to “unser...Feter und...Swager Gerhard Wildegraue zu Kirberg”, with the consent of “Aylff graue zu Nassauwe und zu Dytze und Kunegund unse hussfrauwe”, by charter dated 25 Feb 1401[227].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 11 Jun of "Nobilis Konegundis de Lympurgh comitissa in Diez" and her burial "in Choro"[228]Adolf & his first wife had one child: 

a)         JUTTA (-2 Aug 1424).  Heiress of half Diez.  m (1401) GOTTFRIED Herr von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED Herr von Eppstein & his wife --- (-28 Feb 1437). 

Adolf had one illegitimate son by an unknown mistress:   

b)         JOHANN von Diez .  Dispensation defectus natalium causa 28 Apr 1430.  Canon at Diez. 

2.         JOHANN [II] von Nassau-Dillenburg (-Dillenburg May 1448, bur Kloster Keppel).  Johann had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

a)         ADELHEID .  Nun at Keppel 1438. 

b)         TILMANN (-after 1461).  

3.         ENGELBERT von Nassau-Dillenburg ([1370]-Breda 3 May 1442, bur Breda)Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg.  Heer van Breda. 

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4.         HEINRICH .  [Provost at Xanten 1399.] 

5.         JOHANN [III] "der Jüngere" (-early 1433).  Canon at Würzburg Cathedral 1394.  Archdeacon at Liège 1394/1422.  Provost at Münster Cathedral 1404, resigned 1421.  Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Greifenstein 1418.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1423.  Johann [III] had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

a)         ELISABETH .  Nun at Köln 1501. 

6.         [MARGARETA .  Abbess of St Ursula at Köln 1441/1451.  Described as "niece of the Duke of Jülich"[229].] 

 

 

ENGELBERT von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN I Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg und Siegen & his wife Margareta von der Mark ([1380-Breda 1442)Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg.  Heer van Breda.  In 1417, he inherited the Grafschaft Vianden.  Provost at Münster Cathedral to 1399.  He founded the University of Louvain in 1426[230].  zu Drimmelen 1411.  In 1417 he inherited the Grafschaft Vianden mit St Vith und Bütgenbach, Heer tso Grimbergen, Corroy, Frasnes und Londerzeel, Heer tso Geertruidenberg, Niervaart, Zundert, Princenhage, Spaundel, Castricum, Monster und Rijswijk.  Counsellor in Brabant. 

m (1 Aug 1405) JOHANNA van Polanen heiress of Breda, daughter of JAN van Breda Heer van de Lek en Breda & his wife Margareta [Odile] von Salm (10 Jan 1392-15 May 1445, bur Breda). 

Engelbert [I] & his wife had six children: 

1.         JOHANN [IV] von Nassau-Dillenburg (1410-Dillenburg 1475)in Vianden and half Diez, Heer van de Lek en Breda, Drost van Brabant 1436.  He succeeded his father in 1442 as Graf von Nassau-DillenburgCastellan of Heusden 1448.  Marshall of Westphalia 1449/1450.  m (7 Feb 1440) MARIA von Heinsberg, daughter of JOHANN [II] Herr von Heinsberg, ½ Jülich und Löwenberg-Millen [Looz] & his second wife Anna von Solms (1424-20 May 1502, bur Breda).  Heiress of Millen Gangelt Vucht Lummen and Steijn"Johann Bischoff zu Luytge, Herzog zu Bullion und Grafe zu Loen, und Johann von Loen Herre zu Hengsberg und Levenberg Gebruder" acknowledged that “Diether von Isenburg Herre zu Büdingen unser...Schwager und Neue” had given jewellery to “unsern jungen Süstern Marien und Jacob” by charter dated 1440, acknowledged in another charter dated 1440 by “Johan Junge Graue zu Nassawe Son zo Leeck und zo Breda ind Marie van Loen, Elude[231]"Ottilia für sich und ihre Tochter Ottilia" reached agreement with "Graf Johann zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez…und dessen Gem. Maria von Loen" regarding their inheritance by charter dated 1454[232]She founded Kloster Vredenburg in Bavel in 1476[233]Mistress (1)ALEID van Loemel, daughter of ---.  Mistress (2): ---.  The name of Johann’s second mistress is not known.  Johann [IV] & his wife had six children: 

a)         ANNA ([1441]-Celle 8 Apr 1513, bur Celle)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Hertoghe Otto, Hertoghen Frederikes sone to Brunswick under to Luneborch” married “eines Greven dochter van Nassaw”, who married secondly “einen Greven van Katzenelenbogen[234]The marriage contract between "Graf Philipp von Katzenelnbogen" and "Frau Anna von Nassau…Herzog Otten von Braunschweig nachgelaßne Wittwe" is dated 30 Nov 1473[235]m firstly (Celle 25 Sep 1467) OTTO II "der Siegreiche" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, son of FRIEDRICH "der Fromme" Herzog von Braunschweig in Lüneburg & his wife Magdalena von Brandenburg ([1438/39]-8/9 Jan 1471, bur Lüneburg St Michael).  m secondly (contract 30 Nov 1473, 24 Jan 1474) PHILIPP "der Ältere" Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of JOHANN Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Anna von Katzenelnbogen ([1402]-Rheinfels 27 Jun 1479, bur Kloster Eberbach). 

b)         JOHANNA (1444-May 1468)m (14 Oct 1464) PHILIPP I Graf von Waldeck, son of --- (-1475). 

c)         ADRIANE (Breda 7 Feb 1449-15 Jan 1477)m (12 Sep 1468) PHILIPP III Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg, son of --- (-26 Aug 1500). 

d)         ENGELBERT [II] (Breda 17 May 1451-Brussels 31 May 1504, bur Breda).  He succeeded in 1472 as ENGELBERT II Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Breda, in Diest Sichem und Zeelhem, and Burggraf of Antwerp 1499, in Rosendaal Wouw und Nispen 1501, Stadhouder of the Netherlands in 1496 and 1501, Stadhouder of Flanders and governor of Lille 1486.  President of the Council 1494. m (Koblenz 30 Jan 1468) ZIMBURG von Baden, daughter of KARL I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Katharina of Austria (15 May 1450-Breda 15 Jul 1501, bur Breda).  Engelbert [II] had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

i)          ENGELBERT Junker von Nassau (-1532). 

ii)         BARBARA .  Prioress at Vredenburg 1502/1554. 

e)         JOHANN (Breda 9 Nov 1455-Dillenburg 30 Jul 1516, bur Siegen Franciscan Abbey).  He succeeded in 1472 as JOHANN V Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg Siegen Vianden und Diez. 

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f)          OTTILIE (-Alkmaar 22 Apr 1495).  Nun at Bethanten, near Mechelen to 1463.  Nun at St Catherinedaal, Breda.  Prioress at Vredenburg after 1476. 

Johann IV had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

g)         JOHANN von Nassau (-1506).  Seigneur de Corroy et de Frasne.  Castellan of Heusden.  m ADRIANA van Haastrecht, daughter of --- (-1512). 

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Johann IV had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):

h)         ADRIAN [Adam] von Nassau .  Amtmann zu Vianden 1479.  Herr zu Bütgenbach 1489.  m (before 9 Nov 1468) KATHARINA von Brantscheid, daughter of JOHANN von Brantscheid & his wife Agnes von Zievel.  Heiress of Reinhardstein. 

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2.         HEINRICH [II] von Nassau-Dillenburg (7 Jan 1414-Italy 18 Jan 1451, bur San Quiica, Orcia).  in ¾ Vianden 1447, und in Diez 1449.  m firstly (after 15 May 1429) GENOFEVA von Virneburg, daughter of ROBERT [IV] Graf von Virneburg & his second wife Agnes von Solms (-18 Apr 1437, bur Breda).  m secondly (contract 12 Sep 1442) IRMGARD Frau von Schleiden, daughter and heiress of JOHANN [II] Herr von Schleiden & his wife --- (-before 25 Apr 1451).  Heinrich [II] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         OTTILIE (Apr 1437-Jul 1493)The marriage contract between "Graf Henrich von Nassau, Vianden und Diez…seine…Tochter Gräfin Ottilia" and "Junggrafe Philipps zu Katzenelnbogen" is dated 1451[236]"Ottilia für sich und ihre Tochter Ottilia" reached agreement with "Graf Johann zu Nassau, Vianden und Diez…und dessen Gem. Maria von Loen" regarding their inheritance by charter dated 1454[237]m firstly (1450) PHILIPP "der Jüngere" Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of PHILIPP “der Ältere” Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his first wife Anna von Württemberg (-Darmstadt 27 Feb 1453).  m secondly (before 13 Jan 1471) OSWALD Graf von Thierstein Herr zu Pfeffingen, son of JOHANN [II] Graf von Thierstein & his wife --- (-[29 Mar/6 Sep] 1488). 

3.         MARGARETA (1415-27 May 1467)m (1435) DIETRICH Graf von Sayn in Hachenburg, son of GERHARD [I] Graf von Sayn & his wife --- (-2 Aug 1452). 

4.         WILHELM (Dec 1416-young).   

5.         MARIE (2 Feb 1418-11 Oct 1472)m (Breda 17 Jun 1437) JOHANN Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, son of ADOLF [II] Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein & his wife Margareta von Baden (1419-9 May 1480).

6.         PHILIPP (13 Oct 1420-1429). 

Engelbert [I] had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

7.          MARGARETAm HUGO Wijnrix, son of ---

8.          JOHANN von Nassau (-[1455/57]).  Rentmeister zu Vianden.  m JOHANNA von der Rouwen, daughter of ---. 

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JOHANN von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN IV Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Marie de Looz in Heinsberg (Breda 9 Nov 1455-Dillenburg 30 Jul 1516, bur Siegen Franciscan Abbey).  He succeeded in 1472 as JOHANN V Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg Siegen Vianden und Diez.  Stadhouder of Gelre en Zuthphen. 

m (Marburg 11 Feb 1482) ELISABETH von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH III "der Reiche" Landgraf von Hessen & his wife Anna von Katzenelnbogen (Marburg May 1466-Köln 17 Jan 1523, bur Marburg). 

Johann V & his wife had children: 

1.         HEINRICH (Siegen 12 Jan 1483-Breda 14 Sep 1538, bur Breda)Heer van Breda, de Lek 1504.  Graf von Vianden.  Governor in Holland and Captain General 1511.  Stadhouder of Holland, Seeland and Friesland 1515.  Governor of Franche-Comté.  m firstly (3 Aug 1503) LOUISE FRANÇOISE de Savoie, daughter of JACQUES de Savoie Comte de Romont et de Vaud & his wife Marie de Luxembourg (before 1486-17 Sep 1511).  m secondly (May 1515) CLAUDE de Chalon, daughter of JEAN IV de Chalon Prince d'Orange & his second wife Philiberte de Luxembourg (1498-Diest 31 May 1521, bur Diest).  m thirdly (Burgos 27 Jun 1524) as her first husband, doña MENCIA Hurtado de Mendoza Marquesa de Cenete, daughter of don RODRIGO Díaz de Vivar Mendoza Marques de Cenete & his wife doña María de Fonseca (Castle Jadraque 30 Nov 1508-4 Jan 1554, bur Valencia).  She married secondly (1540) as his second wife, Fernando of Naples Duca di Calabria Principe di Tarento Viceroy of Valencia.  Mistress (1)ELISABETH van Roosenbach, daughter of ---.  Mistress (2)MARGARETA van Schoondonck, daughter of ---.  Mistress (3)MARIE de Reval, daughter of ---.  Heinrich & his second wife had one child: 

a)         RENE (Breda 5 Feb 1519-killed in battle Saint Dizier 18 Jul 1544).  He adopted the name “de Chalon” in 1530, and succeeded as Prince d'Orange.  Heer van Breda, de Lek 1538.  Stadhouder of Holland, Seeland Utrecht Burgundy and Geldern.  m (Bar-le-Duc 22 Aug 1540) as her first husband, ANNE de Lorraine, daughter of ANTOINE Duke of Lorraine & his wife Renée de Bourbon-Montpensier (25 Jul 1522-Diest 15 May 1566, bur Heverlé).  She married secondly (contract Brussels 9 Jul 1548) as his second wife, Philippe [II] de Croÿ Duke of Aarschot.  René & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE de Chalon (1544-after three weeks).  

René had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:  

ii)         PALAMADES de Chalon (-after 1599).  In the Spanish army.  m ([1566]) POLYXENE von Mansfeld, daughter of PETER ERNST Graf von Mansfeld & his wife Margaretha van Brederode ([1542/54]-[17 Sep 1591/20 Dec 1602]).  Palamedes & his wife had three children: 

(1)        HENRI de Chalon ([1570]-[20 Dec 1602/12 Jun 1604])m (Dec 1596) OTTILIE de Heu heiress of Beffort, daughter of GASPARD II de Heu Seigneur de Buy co-Seigneur de Clervaux.  1596/1611.   Henri & his wife had three children: 

(a)        LAMORAL de Chalon (-1630). 

(b)        BONNE de Chalonm ([23 Oct 1632]) GASPARD du Bost-Moulin, son of ---.  

(c)        MARGUERITE de Chalon .  1604. 

(2)        MARGUERITE de Chalonm PHILIPPE de Robles Baron de Billy Seigneur de La Lewal, son of ---. 

(3)        RENE de Chalon (-Hulst 31 Oct 1624).  Governor of Hulst.  m AMEL Lorgin, daughter of CHARLES Lorgin Heer van Scheepdael & his wife ---. 

Heinrich & his third wife had one child: 

b)         son (Mar 1527-after a few hours). 

Heinrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):  

c)          ALEXIS von Nassau (1511-Château Corroy 28 Sep 1550).  Seigneur de Corroy-le-Château, de Frasne et de Chenemont.  Legitimated 1545.  m (19 Mar 1542) WILHELMINA van Bronckhorst, daughter of ANDRIES van Bronckhorst & his wife Wendelmoet van Boschuijsen (Brielle 1526-1601, bur Corroy). 

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Heinrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): 

d)         ELISABETH van Nassau ([1510]-17 Feb 1550, bur Breda)m (21 Feb 1531) JAN van Renesse Heer van Elderen, son of FREDERIK van Renesse Heer van Oostmale en Piershil & his wife Anna van Hamale Vrouwe van Elderen, Warfusee, Masnuy (1505-Breda May 1561). 

Heinrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (3): 

e)         LODEWIJK PHILIPS van Nassau ([1531/38]-).   m ---.  The name of Lodewijk’s wife is not known.  Lodewijk Philips & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALFONS von Nassau .  He was known as "Der spanische Graf von Nassau".  m --- de La Cerda, daughter of ---.  

2.         JOHANN (Dringenstein 3 Nov 1484-[15 Aug 1504]). 

3.         ERNST (Dillenburg 9 Apr 1486-12 Oct 1486, bur Feldbach).  

4.         WILHELM (Dillenburg 10 Apr 1487-Dillenburg 6 Oct 1559).  He succeeded his brother 1516 as WILHELM I "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg Siegen Vianden und half Diez. 

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5.         ELISABETH (1488-Dillenburg 3 Jun 1559)m (1505) JOHANN Graf zu Wied, son of FRIEDRICH von Runkel Graf zu Wied & his wife Agnes von Virneburg (1485-18 May 1533). 

6.         MARIA (Vianden Feb 1491-Siegen 1547)m (17 Feb 1506) JOBST von Holstein-Schauenburg, son of JOHANN IV Graf von Holstein-Schauenburg & his wife Kordula von Gemen (1483-Bückeburg 5 Jun 1531, bur Möllenbeck).  He succeeded his father in 1527 as JOBST I Graf von Holstein-Schauenburg in Schaumburg und Pinneberg

 

 

WILHELM Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN V Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Vianden und Diez & his wife Elisabeth von Hessen (Dillenburg 10 Apr 1487-Dillenburg 6 Oct 1559).  He succeeded in 1516 as WILHELM I "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Vianden und [halb] Diez. 

m firstly (Koblenz 29 Oct 1506) WALPURGIS van Egmond, daughter of JAN Graaf van Egmond & his wife --- (29 Oct 1490-7/19 Mar 1529, bur Siegen). 

m secondly (Königstein 20 Sep 1531) as her second husband, JULIANE von Stolberg-Wernigerode, widow of PHILIPP II Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg, daugher of BOTHO Graf von Stolberg-Wernigerode & his wife --- (Stolberg 15 Feb 1506-Dillenburg 18 Jun 1580). 

Wilhelm I & his first wife had two children:

1.         ELISABETH (Oct 1515-Siegen 31 Jan 1523). 

2.         MAGDALENA (6 Oct 1522-18 Aug 1567).  m (16 Jul 1638) HERMANN Graf von Neuenahr und Mörs, son of --- (-4 Dec 1578). 

Wilhelm I & his second wife had twelve children:

3.         WILHELM "Taciturnus/the Silent" Graf von Nassau (Dillenburg 24 Apr 1533-murdered Delft 10 Jul 1584, bur Delft).  Graf von Nassau Katzenelnbogen Vianden und Diez.  He succeeded in 1544 as Prince d'Orange.  Heer van Breda, Lek, Steenbergen, Sichem, Diest, Herstal, Grimbergen, Rumpst, Zundert, Gageldonck and Assche, Burggraf van Antwerpen.  WILLEM I  Stadhouder of the Netherlands 1581. 

-        STADHOUDERS of the NETHERLANDS, PRINCES d’ORANGE

4.         HERMANN (9 Aug 1534-young). 

5.         JOHANN (Dillenburg 22 Nov 1536-Dillenburg 8 Oct 1606, bur Dillenburg).  He succeeded his father in 1559 as JOHANN VI "der Ältere" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar und Diez. 

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6.         LUDWIG (Dillenburg 10 Jan 1538-killed in battle Mookerheide 14 Apr 1574). 

7.         MARIA (Dillenburg 18 Mar 1539-Ulft 18/28 May 1599)m (Mörs 11 Nov 1556) WILLEM IV Graf van Berg-’s-Heerenberg, son of --- (‘s-Heerenberg 24 Dec 1537-Ulft 26 Nov 1586).  

8.         ADOLF (Siegen 11 Jul 1540-killed in battle Heiligerlee 23 May 1568). 

9.         ANNA (Dillenburg 21 Sep 1541-Weilburg 12 Feb 1616, bur Weilburg Pfarrkirche)m (Dillenburg 16 Jun 1559) ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg-Ottweiler, son of PHILIPP III Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his second wife Anna von Mansfeld (Neuweilnau 26 Dec 1537-Schloß Ottweiler 11 Nov 1593, bur Schloß Ottweiler).  He succeeded in 1574 as ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Weilburg in Ottweiler, Hohenburg, Kirchheim, Lahr und Mahlberg. 

10.      ELISABETH (Dillenburg 25 Sep 1542-Greifenstein 18 Nov 1603, bur Braunfels)m (Dillenburg 16 Jun 1559) KONRAD Graf zu Solms-Braunfels, son of --- (17 Jun 1540-28 Dec 1592, bur Braunfels).

11.      KATHARINE (Dillenburg 19 Dec 1543-25 Dec 1624)m (Arnstadt 17 Nov 1560) GUNTHER XIII Graf von Schwarzburg-Arnstadt, son of --- (1529-Antwerp 23 May 1583).

12.      JULIANE (Dillenburg 10 Aug 1546-Rudolstadt 31 Aug 1588, bur Rudolstadt)m (Dillenburg 14 Jun 1575) ALBRECHT VII Graf von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, son of --- (16 Jan 1537-10 Apr 1605).

13.      MAGDALENE (Dillenburg 15 Dec 1547-Öhringen 16 May 1633, bur Weikersheim)m (Dillenburg 27 Jan 1567) WOLFGANG von Graf Hohenlohe-Weikersheim, son of --- (14 Jun 1546-28 Mar 1610).

14.      HEINRICH (Dillenburg 15 Oct 1550-killed in battle Mookerheide 14 Apr 1574). 

Wilhelm I had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

15.       GOTTFRIED von Nassau zu Camberg (-1582)m firstly ANNA von Wied, daughter of ---.  m secondly ([1568]) ERMGART Schlaun von Linden, daughter of ---.  m thirdly (1577) URSULA von Bergen gt Kessel, daughter of --- (-1608).

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JOHANN Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of WILHELM I "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Vianden und [halb] Diez & his second wife Juliane von Stolberg-Wernigerode (Dillenburg 22 Nov 1536-Dillenburg 8 Oct 1606, bur Dillenburg).  He succeeded his father in 1559 as JOHANN VI "der Ältere" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar und Diez.  In Beilstein 1561. 

m firstly (Dillenburg 16 Jun 1559) ELISABETH von Leuchtenberg, daughter of GEORG III Landgraf von Leuchtenberg & his wife --- (Feb 1538-Dillenburg 6 Jul 1579). 

m secondly (Dillenburg 13 Sep 1580) KUNIGUNDE JAKOBÄA Pfalzgräfin von Simmern, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Elector Palatine & his first wife Maria Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Simmern 9 Oct 1556-Dillenburg 6 Jan 1586). 

m thirdly (Berleburg 14 Jun 1586) JOHANNETTE Gräfin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, daughter of LUDWIG I Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein in Sayn und Berleburg & his wife --- (1 Feb 1561-Dillenburg 13 Apr 1622, bur Dillenburg). 

Johann VI & his first wife had twelve children: 

1.         WILHELM LUDWIG (Siegen 13 Mar 1560-Leeuwarden 31 May 1620, bur Leeuwarden).  Stadhouder of Friesland 1584, of Groningen 1585, and Drenthe [1592].  He succeeded in 1607 as WILHELM LUDWIG "Us Heit" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburgm (Franeker 25 Nov 1587) ANNA Gräfin von Nassau, daughter of WILLEM I "Taciturnus" Prince d'Orange Stadhouder of the Netherlands & his second wife Anna von Sachsen (5 Nov 1563-Franeker 13 Jun 1588, bur Leeuwarden). 

2.         JOHANN (Dillenburg 7 Jun 1561-Siegen 27 Sep 1623).  Swedish Field Marshal 1601/02.  He succeeded in 1607 as JOHANN VII "der Mittelste" Graf von Nassau in Siegen und Freudenberg

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU-SIEGEN.  

3.         GEORG (Dillenburg 1 Sep 1562-Dillenburg 9 Aug 1623, bur Dillenburg).  He succeeded his oldest brother 1620 as GEORG "der Alte" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg

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4.         ELISABETH (Dillenburg 24 Jan 1564-Frankfurt-am-Main 5 May 1611, bur Büdingen)m firstly (Neuweilnau 3 Oct 1583) PHILIPP IV Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, son of PHILIPP III Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken & his third wife Amalie von Ysenburg-Büdingen (14 Apr 1542-Saarbrücken 12 Mar 1602, bur St Arnoul).  m secondly (7 May 1603) WOLFGANG ERNST I Graf von Isenburg-Büdingen, son of --- (1560-Birstein 21 May 1633, bur Büdingen). 

5.         JULIANA (Dillenburg 6 Oct 1565-Hungen 4 Oct 1630, bur Hungen)m firstly (24 Apr 1588) HEINRICH ADOLF Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun, son of --- (1557-20 Feb 1606).  m secondly (Simmern 8 Feb 1619) JOHANN ALBRECHT I Graf von Solms-Braunfels, son of --- (5 Mar 1563-The Hague 14 May 1623). 

6.         PHILIPP (Dillenburg 1 Dec 1566-killed in battle Rheinberg 3 Sep 1595, bur Arnhem).  Governor of Nijmegen 1591.  

7.         MARIA (Dillenburg 12 Nov 1568-Detmold 30 Apr/10 May 1625)m (Idstein 2 Dec 1588) JOHANN LUDWIG I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, son of BALTHASAR Graf von Nassau-Idstein & his wife Margareta von Ysenburg-Büdingen (chr 12 May 1567-threw himself out of a window Schloß Idstein 20 Jun 1596, bur Idstein). 

8.         ANNA SIBYLLA (29 Sep 1569-Dillenburg 19 Dec 1576).  She died of the plague.  

9.         MATHILDE (Dillenburg 27 Dec 1570-10 May 1625)m (24 Jun 1592) WILHELM V Graf von Mansfeld-Arnstein, son of --- (1555-21 Oct 1615). 

10.      ALBERT (b and d 1572).   

11.      ERNST KASIMIR (Dillenburg 22 Dec 1573-killed in battle near Roermond 2 Jun 1632, bur Leewarden).  He succeeded in 1607 as ERNST KASIMIR Graf von Nassau-Diez.  Stadhouder of Friesland 1620, of Groningen and Drenthe 1625. 

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU-DIEZ.  

12.      LUDWIG GÜNTHER (Dillenburg 15 Feb 1575-killed in battle Sluis 12 Sep 1604).  Lieutenant-General of Cavalry in the army of the General States.  m (7 Jun 1601) as her second husband, ANNA MARGARETA Gräfin von Manderscheid-Blankenheim, widow of WIRICH VI Graf von Falkenstein, daughter of HANS GERHARD Graf von Manderscheid-Blankenheim in Gerolstein & his wife --- (10 Aug 1575-4 Mar 1606).  Ludwig Günther & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARIA (The Hague May 1603-young). 

Ludwig Günther had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

b)         PHILIPP .  At Groningen University 1616. 

Johann VI & his second wife had two children: 

13.      AMALIE (27 Jul 1582-31 Oct 1635)m (Dillenburg 23 Aug 1600) WILHELM I Graf von Solms-Braunsfeld-Greiffenstein, son of --- (1570-3 Feb 1635). 

14.      KUNIGUNDE (12 Jul 1583-4 Apr 1584, bur Dillenburg).  

Johann VI & his third wife had seven children: 

15.      GEORG LUDWIG (12 Apr 1588-16 Apr 1588, bur Dillenburg).  

16.      JOHANN LUDWIG (Dillenburg 6 Aug 1590-Hadamar 10 Mar 1653, bur Hadamar).  He succeeded in 1605 as JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Hadamar.  Member of the Imperial Council 1636.  Created Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar by Imperial Order at Ebersdorf 8 Oct 1650. 

-        GRAFEN von NASSAU-HADAMAR

17.      JOHANNETTE ELISABETH (Dillenburg 13 Feb 1593-Haus Limburg 3 Sep 1654, bur Elsey)m (Bentheim 16 Dec 1616) KONRAD GUMPRECHT Graf von Bentheim und Limburg, (-10 Mar 1619). 

18.      ANNA (24 Nov 1594-Birstein 11 Feb 1660, bur Birstein)m (19 Jun 1619) PHILIPP ERNST Graf von Isenburg-Birstein, son of --- (-Hanau 16 Aug 1635). 

19.      MAGDALENE (13 Nov 1595-Fürstenau 31 Jul 1633)m (Erbach 29 May 1624) GEORG ALBRECHT I Graf von Erbach, son of --- (16 Dec 1597-25 Nov 1647, bur Michelstadt). 

20.      ANNA AMALIE (Dillenburg 19 Jul 1599-Birstein 4 May 1667)m (25 Nov 1648) WILHELM OTTO Graf von Isenburg-Birstein, son of --- (-19 Apr 1667). 

21.      JULIANA (9 Jun 1602-Dillenburg 26 Aug 1602, bur Dillenburg). 

 

 

GEORG Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN VI "der Ältere" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar und Diez & his first wife Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (Dillenburg 1 Sep 1562-Dillenburg 9 Aug 1623, bur Dillenburg).  In Beilstein 1607/1620.  He succeeded his oldest brother in 1620 as GEORG "der Alte" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg

m firstly (Neuweilnau 22 Sep 1584) ANNA AMALIE Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg-Saarbrücken, daughter of PHILIPP IV Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken & his first wife Erika von Manderscheid (Dec 1568-Dillenburg 7 Mar 1605, bur Dillenburg). 

m secondly (Dillenburg 5 Oct 1605) AMALIE Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein, daughter of LUDWIG I Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein in Sayn und Berleburg & his wife --- (13 Oct 1585-Dillenburg 28 Mar 1633, bur Dillenburg Pfarrkirche). 

Georg & his first wife had fourteen children: 

1.         JOHANN PHILIPP (b and d Dillenburg 29 Oct 1586, bur Dillenburg). 

2.         JOHANN GEORG (b and d Dillenburg 10 Aug 1587, bur Dillenburg). 

3.         JOHANN PHILIPP (Dillenburg 28 Jan 1590-Paris 9 Oct 1607, bur Sedan). 

4.         GEORG (Dillenburg 7 Feb 1591-Mar 1616). 

5.         MARIA JULIANE (Dillenburg 8 Jan 1592-Berleburg 13 May 1645)m (Dillenburg 7 Nov 1608) GEORG II Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein in Berleburg, son of --- (-Berleburg 16 Dec 1631). 

6.         LUISE (Dillenburg 4 Jun 1593-Dillenburg 30 Oct 1614, bur Dillenburg). 

7.         LUDWIG HEINRICH (Saarbrücken 9 May 1594-Dillenburg 12 Jul 1662, bur Dillenburg).  He succeeded his father in 1623 as LUDWIG HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Dillenberg.  He was created Fürst von Nassau, Dillenburg, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez by Imperial Order at Prague 25 Nov 1652.  Herr zu Beilstein, relinquished 1658.  Colonel in the Imperial army[238]m firstly (Hachenburg 25 Nov 1615) KATHARINA Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein, daughter of LUDWIG I Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein in Sayn Berleburg & his wife --- (Berleburg 10 Aug 1588-Dillenburg 9/19 May 1651, bur Dillenburg).  m secondly (Hungen 10 Sep 1653) as her third husband, ELISABETH Wild- und Rheingräfin, widow firstly of PHILIPP LUDWIG I Graf von Ysenburg und Büdingen and secondly of REINHARD Graf von Solms zu Hungen, daughter of ADOLF HEINRICH Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun Graf zu Salm & his wife --- (Dhaun 13 Mar 1593-Dillenburg 13 Jan 1656, bur Hungen).  m thirdly (Hadamar 25 Sep 1656) SOPHIE MAGDALENE Gräfin von Nassau-Hadamar, daughter of JOHANN LUDWIG Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar & his wife Ursula Gräfin zur Lippe (Hadamar 16 Feb 1622-Dillenburg 28 Jun 1658, bur Dillenburg).  Ludwig Heinrich & his first wife had twelve children: 

a)         ANNA AMALIE (Beilstein 1 Nov 1616-Altenkirchen 6 Jul 1649)m firstly (Dillenburg 25 Apr 1638) PHILIPP LUDWIG Graf zu Wied, son of --- (-Dillenburg 16 Oct 1638, bur Dillenburg).  m secondly (Dillenburg 6 Dec 1646) CHRISTIAN Graf zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, son of --- (-Vienna 29 Oct 1675). 

b)         GEORG LUDWIG (Beilstein 4/14 Mar 1618-Dillenburg 19 May 1656, bur Dillenburg)

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c)         ELISABETH (Beilstein 2 Mar 1619-Schaumburg 9 Nov 1665, bur Dillenburg). 

d)         JULIANE (Beilstein 20 Feb 1620-29 May 1622). 

e)         ALBRECHT (Dillenburg 7 Feb 1621-29 May 1622). 

f)          KATHARINA (10 Jun 1622-29 Nov 1631). 

g)         LUISE (22 May 1623-Dillenburg 17 Nov 1665)m (Dillenburg 10 Feb 1646) JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Ysenburg und Büdingen, son of --- (-Offenbach 23 Feb 1685). 

h)         HEINRICH WILHELM (Dillenburg 29 May 1626-Dillenburg 22 Apr 1627). 

i)          MAGDALENE (Dillenburg 25 Dec 1627-Dillenburg 25 Mar 1663)m (9 Mar 1662) CHRISTIAN MORITZ Graf zu Ysenburg und Büdingen, son of --- (-Offenbach 25 Feb 1664). 

j)          ADOLF (Dillenburg 13 Jan 1629-Hadamar 9/19 Dec 1676, bur Holzappel).  Graf von Nassau-Schaumburg in Driedorf Grafschaft Holzappel und Esterau.  m (Dillenburg 6 Aug 1653) ELISABETH CHARLOTTE Melander, daughter and heiress of PETER Melander Graf von Holzapfel & his wife Agnes Freiin von Effern gt Hall (19/29 Feb 1640-Schaumburg 17 Mar 1707).  Adolf & his wife had seven children:

i)          AGNES ([15 Mar 1659]-13 Jun 1659). 

ii)         WILHELM LUDWIG (Schaumburg 8 Feb 1661-Schaumburg 5 Apr 1661. 

iii)        ERNESTINE CHARLOTTE (Schaumburg 20 May 1662-Siegen 21 Feb 1732, bur Siegen)m firstly (Schaumburg 6 Feb 1678) WILHELM MORITZ Graf von Nassau-Siegen, son of HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Siegen Governor of Hulst & his wife Marie Elisabeth Gräfin von Limburg-Stirum (Schloß Wisch, Terborg 18/28 Jan 1649-Siegen 23 Jan 1691, bur Siegen).  Fürst von Nassau-Siegen 1679.  m secondly FRIEDRICH PHILIPP von Geuder gt von Rabensteiner, son of --- (-1727). 

iv)       JOHANNA ELISABETH (Schaumburg 5 Sep 1663-Detmold 8 Feb 1700)m (Schaumburg 1692) FRIEDRICH ADOLF Graf zur Lippe-Detmold, son of --- (-Detmold 18 Jul 1718). 

v)        LUISE HENRIETTE (Schaumburg 17 Feb 1665-Schaumburg 17 Apr 1665). 

vi)       KARL HEINRICH (6 Sep 1670-). 

vii)      CHARLOTTE (Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn 28 Sep 1673-Bernburg 31 Jan 1700, bur Schloßkirche Bernburg).  Heiress of Schaumburg an der Lahn.  m (Schaumburg 12 Apr 1692) as his first wife, LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, son of VIKTOR AMADEUS Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his wife Elisabeth Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken (Schloß Bernburg 28 Jun 1669-Bad Ems 17 May 1727, bur Schaumburg-an-der-Lahn).

k)         PHILIPP (Dillenburg 12 Oct 1630-killed in battle Modliborzyce, Poland 1/11 Apr 1657). 

l)          MARIE ELEONORE (3 Aug 1632-26 Jun 1633).

Ludwig Heinrich & his third wife had three children: 

m)       AUGUST HEINRICH (Dillenburg 8 Jul 1657-Dillenburg 28 Dec 1680, bur Dillenburg). 

n)         KARL (Dillenburg 27 Jun 1658-Dillenburg 4/14 Feb 1659, bur Dillenburg). 

o)         LUDWIG (b and d Dillenburg 27 Jun 1658, bur Dillenburg).  

8.         PHILIPP WOLFGANG (Dillenburg 10 Jun 1595-Dillenburg 20 Sep 1595). 

9.         ALBRECHT Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg (Dillenburg 1 Nov 1596-killed in battle Quakenbrück, Westphalia 16/26 Jun 1626, bur Dillenburg). 

10.      AMALIE (Dillenburg 25 Aug 1597-Dillenburg 9 Feb 1598, bur Dillenburg). 

11.      ELISABETH (Dillenburg 6 Aug 1598-Dillenburg 29 Mar 1599, bur Dillenburg). 

12.      ERIKA (Dillenburg 6 Mar 1601-Dillenburg 10 Oct 1657, bur Dillenburg). 

13.      ANNA ELISABETH (Dillenburg 9 May 1602-Dillenburg 14/24 Jun 1651, bur Dillenburg).

14.      MORITZ LUDWIG (Dillenburg 2 May 1603-Dillenburg 13 Mar 1604, bur Dillenburg). 

Georg & his second wife had one child:

15.      MARGARETA (Dillenburg 5 Sep 1606-Brake 30 Jan 1661)m (Dillenburg Oct 1626) OTTO Graf zur Lippe-Brake, son of --- (1589-18 Nov 1657). 

 

 

GEORG LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of LUDWIG HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg [later Fürst von Nassau, Dillenburg, Katzenelnbogen, Vianden und Diez] & his first wife Katharina Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein (Beilstein 4/14 Mar 1618-Dillenburg 19 May 1656, bur Dillenburg)

m (Coppenbrügge 8 Apr 1638) ANNA AUGUSTA Herzogin von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of HEINRICH JULIUS Herzog von Bruanschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his second wife Elisabeth Pss of Denmark (Wolfenbüttel 19 May 1612-Dillenburg 17/27 Feb 1673, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche). 

Georg Ludwig & his wife had seven children: 

1.         ELISABETH KATHARINA (Dillenburg 8 May 1639-Dillenburg 17 Jun 1641, bur Dillenburg). 

2.         SOPHIE ELEONORE (Dillenburg 2 May 1640-Dillenburg 1 May 1712). 

3.         HEINRICH Prinz von Nassau-Dillenburg (Dillenburg 28 Aug 1641-Schloß Ludwigsbrunn 18 Apr 1701, bur Dillenburg).  He succeeded his grandfather in 1662 as HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Dillenbergm (Schloß Brieg 23 Oct 1663) DOROTHEA ELISABETH Herzogin von Liegnitz, daughter of GEORG III Duke of Brieg [Piast] & his first wife Sophia Katharina von Münsterberg-Oels (Breslau 17 Dec 1646-Dillenburg 9 Jun 1691, bur Dillenburg).  Heinrich & his wife had sixteen children: 

a)         SOPHIE AUGUSTE (Dillenburg 28 Apr 1666-Usingen 14 Jan 1733, bur Usingen)m (Frederiksborg Castle, near Copenhagen 20 Oct 1695) as his second wife, WILHELM LUDWIG Fürst von Anhalt-Harzgerode, son of FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Harzgerode & his first wife Johanna Elisabeth von Nassau-Hadamar (Harzgerode 18/28 Aug 1643-Harzgerode 14 Dec 1709, bur Harzgerode Kirche). 

b)         GEORG LUDWIG (Dillenburg 21 Jun 1667-Dillenburg 25 Jul 1681, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  He died of smallpox[239].  

c)         FRIEDERIKE ALBERTINE (8 Aug 1668-Dillenburg 13 Aug 1719).  Deaconess at Herford 1717.  

d)         WILHELM Prinz von Nassau-Dillenburg (Dillenburg 28 Aug 1670-Dillenburg 1 Sep 1724, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1701 as WILHELM Fürst von Nassau-Dillenburg.  In Hadamar 1717.  m (Harzgerode 13 Jan 1699) JOHANETTE DOROTHEA Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön, daughter of AUGUST Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg in Plön und Norberg & his wife Elisabeth Charlotte Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Harzgerode (Magdeburg 24 Dec 1676-Schloß Ludwigsbrunn bei Dillenburg 29 Nov 1727, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  Wilhelm & his wife had two children: 

i)          HEINRICH AUGUST WILHEM (Dillenburg 15 Nov 1700-Dillenburg 22 Aug 1718, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  He died of smallpox[240]

ii)         ELISABETH CHARLOTTE (Dillenburg 14 Jul 1703-Dillenburg 22 Jun 1720, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  

e)         KARL (Dillenburg 4 Feb 1672-Dillenburg 28 Apr 1672, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  

f)          ADOLF (Dillenburg 7 Mar 1673-killed in battle Fleurus 21 Jun/1 Jul 1690). 

g)         FRIEDERIKE AMALIE (Dillenburg 28 Dec 1674-Dillenburg 28 Jul 1724). 

h)         DOROTHEA ELISABETH (Dillenburg 25 Jan 1676-Dillenburg 25 Jul 1676, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  

i)          WILHELMINE HENRIETTE (Dillenburg 6 Aug 1677-Dillenburg 28 Aug 1727). 

j)          FRIEDRICH HEINRICH (Dillenburg 10 Nov 1678-Dillenburg 24 Jul 1681, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  He died of smallpox[241]

k)         CHARLOTTE AMALIE (Dillenburg 13/23 Jun 1680-Schloß Biebrich 11 Oct 1738, bur Usingen)m (Dillenburg Apr 1706) WILHELM HEINRICH I Fürst von Nassau-Usingen, son of WALRAD Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken [later Fürst zu Nassau-Usingen] and his first wife Catherine Françoise Ctss de Croÿ ('s-Hertogenbosch 2/12 May 1684-Usingen 14 Feb 1718). 

l)          LUDWIG HEINRICH (Dillenburg 10 Oct 1681-Mannheim 10 Oct 1710, bur Dillenburg).  Colonel in the army of the General States.  He died of smallpox[242]

m)       JOHANN GEORG (Dillenburg 28 Jan 1683-Dillenburg 10 May 1690, bur Dillenburg Stadtkirche).  

n)         DOROTHEA ELISABETH (Dillenburg 5 Jun 1685-Dillenburg 20 Jan 1686, bur Dillenburg). 

o)         CHRISTIAN Prinz von Nassau-Dillenburg (Dillenburg 11 Aug 1688-Ebersbach 28 Aug 1739, bur Dillenburg).  He succeeded his brother in 1724 as CHRISTIAN Fürst von Nassau-Dillenburg.  In Siegen 1737.  He died while hunting[243]m (Schloß Oranienstein 15 Apr 1725) ISABELLA CHARLOTTE Pss von Nassau-Diez, daughter of HEINRICH KASIMIR II Fürst von Nassau-Diez, Stadhouder van Friesland & his wife Henriette Amalie Pss von Anhalt-Dessau (Leeuwarden 22 Jan 1692-Dillenburg 18 Sep 1757, bur Herborn). 

p)         HEINRICH (b and d Dillenburg 1689). 

4.         ELISABETH CHARLOTTE (Dillenburg 2 Jun 1643-Raab, Hungary 2 Mar 1686)m firstly (Dillenburg 2 Aug 1665) AUGUST Graf von Liegnitz, son of JOHANN CHRISTIAN Duke of Brieg & his second wife Anna Hedwig von Sitzsch (21 Aug 1627-14 May 1679).  m secondly (1680) FERDINAND ROBERT Graf von Aspremont-Lynden und Reckheim, son of --- (-1 Feb 1708). 

5.         son (b and d Dillenburg 23 Sep 1645, bur Dillenburg).  

6.         ELISABETH LUISE (Dillenburg 28 Dec 1652-Schloß Schamburg 27 Feb 1670). 

7.         ANNA KATHARINA (1652-after 1662).

 

 

 

D.      GRAFEN von NASSAU-SIEGEN, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-SIEGEN 1652-1743

 

 

JOHANN Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN VI "der Ältere" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar und Diez & his first wife Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (Dillenburg 7 Jun 1561-Siegen 27 Sep 1623)Swedish Field Marshal 1601/02.  He succeeded in 1607 as JOHANN VII "der Mittelste" Graf von Nassau in Siegen und Freudenberg. 

m firstly (Dillenburg 9 Dec 1581) as her second husband, MAGDALENA Gräfin von Waldeck, widow of PHILIPP LUDWIG Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg, daughter of PHILIPP IV Graf von Waldeck & his wife --- (1558-9 Sep 1599). 

m secondly (Rotenburg/Fulda 27 Aug 1603) MARGARETE Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, daughter of JOHAN of Denmark Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg & his first wife Elisabeth Herzogin von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen (Sonderburg 24 Feb 1583-10 Apr 1658, bur Siegen). 

Johann VII & his first wife had twelve children: 

1.         JOHANN ERNST (Siegen 21 Oct 1582-killed in battle Udine 16/17 Sep 1617).  General in the Venetian army 1617.

2.         JOHANN (Schloß Dillenburg 29 Sep 1583-Renaix 27 Jul 1638, bur Brussels Jesuit Church).  He succeeded his father in 1623 as JOHANN VIII "der Jüngste" Graf von Nassau-Siegen

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3.         ELISABETH (Schloß Dillenburg 8 Nov 1584-Landau 26 Jul 1661).  m (Wildungen 18 Nov 1604) CHRISTIAN Graf von Waldeck-Wildungen, son of --- (-31 Dec 1637).

4.         ADOLF (Schloß Dillenburg 8 Aug 1586-killed in battle Xanten 7 Nov 1608, bur Nijmegen St Stevens Kerk). 

5.         JULIANE (Schloß Dillenburg 3 Sep 1587-Eschwege 15 Feb 1643, bur Kassel St Martin)m (Dillenburg 22 May 1603) as his second wife, MORITZ "der Gelehrte" Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of WILHELM IV Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Sophie Sabine Herzogin von Württemberg (Kassel 25 May 1572-Eschwege 15 Mar 1632, bur Kassel St Martin).

6.         ANNA MARIA (Schloß Dillenburg 3 Mar 1589-27 Feb 1620)m (Dillenburg 3 Feb 1611) JOHANN ADOLF von Daun Graf von Falkenstein zu Broich, son of --- (-May 1623).

7.         JOHANN ALBRECHT (Dillenburg 8 Feb 1590-1590). 

8.         WILHELM Graf von Nassau (Dillenburg 13 Aug 1592-Orsoy 18 Jul 1642, bur Heusden).  Graf von Nassau in Hilchenbach 1624.  Heer van Poederoyen/Maas.  Field Marshal in the army of the General States.  He died from wounds received at the battle of Gennep.  m (Siegen 17 Jan 1619) CHRISTINE Gräfin von Erbach, daughter of GEORG III Graf von Erbach & his wife --- (Erbach 5 Jun 1596-Culemborg 6 Jul 1646, bur Heusden). Wilhelm & his wife had seven children: 

a)         JOHANN WILHELM (Siegen 28 Oct 1620-Siegen 25 Aug 1623). 

b)         MORITZ (Siegen 19 Jan 1621-killed in battle Calloo 17 Jun 1638, bur Heusden). 

c)         MARIE MAGDALENE (Siegen 21 Oct 1622-Spa 20/30 Aug 1647, bur Korbach)m (Culemborg 25 Aug 1639) PHILIPP THEODOR Graf von Waldeck, son of --- (-Korbach 7/17 Dec 1645).

d)         ERNESTA JULIANA (Siegen 17/27 Jul 1624-Heusden 9 Jul 1634).

e)         ELISABETH CHARLOTTE (Emmerich 11 Mar 1626-Culemborg 16 Nov 1694, bur Korbach)m (Culemborg 29 Nov/9 Dec 1643) GEORG FRIEDRICH Graf von Waldeck, son of --- (-Arolsen 9/19 Nov 1692, bur Korbach).  Fürst von Waldeck in Eisenberg 1682. 

f)          HOLLANDINE (Heusden 2 Mar 1628-Heusden 14 Oct 1629). 

g)         WILHELMINE CHRISTINE (chr Heusden 10 Jun 1629-Hildburghausen 22 Jan 1700)m (Arolsen 26 Jan 1660) JOSIAS Graf von Waldeck in Wildungen, son of --- (-killed in battle Candia 8 Aug 1669, bur Korbach).

9.         ANNA (Dillenburg 2 Mar 1594-The Hague 7 Dec 1636, bur The Hague)m (Broich 14 Jun 1619) JOHAN WOLFART Heer van Brederode, son of --- (-Petershem 3 Sep 1655).

10.      FRIEDRICH LUDWIG (2 Feb 1595-Dillenburg 22 Apr 1600, bur Dillenburg). 

11.      MAGDALENA (23 Feb 1596-6 Dec 1662)m firstly (Aug 1631) BERNHARD MORITZ Freiherr von Oeynhausen, son of --- (-1632).  m secondly (25 Aug 1642) PHILIPP WILHELM Herr zu Inn- und Knyphausen, son of --- (-Bremen 5 May 1652).

12.      JOHANN FRIEDRICH (10 Feb 1597-1597, bur Dillenburg). 

Johann VII & his second wife had thirteen children:

13.      JOHANN MORITZ (Schloß Dillenburg 18 Jun 1604-Berg en Dal 10/20 Dec 1679, bur Siegen).  He succeeded in 1632-1635 as JOHANN MORITZ "the Brasilian" Graf von Nassau-Siegen, until 1635, and again 1649.  Governor of the General States in Brazil 1637-1644.  Lieutenant-General of Cavalry and Governor of Wesel 1644.  He succeeded his half-brother in Hilchenbach 1642.  Governor of Kleve for Brandenburg 1647.  Created Fürst von Nassau-Siegen by Imperial order 25 Nov 1652 at Prague.  First Field Marshal of the General States 1666. 

14.      GEORG FRIEDRICH LUDWIG (Schloß Dillenburg 23 Feb 1606-Bergen-op-Zoom 2 Oct 1674, bur Siegen).  He succeeded in 1649 as GEORG FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Siegen und Freudenberg.  Governor of Bergen-op-Zoom 1658.  Created Fürst von Nassau-Siegen by Imperial Order at Regensburg 6 May 1664.  m (The Hague 4 Jun 1647) MAURITIA ELEONORA de Portugal, daughter of dom MANOEL de Portugal & his first wife Emilia Pss van Oranje-Nassau (chr Delft 16 May 1609-Bergen-op-Zoom 15 Jun 1674).  She converted to the Swiss reformed church.  Georg Friedrich Ludwig had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress or mistresses: 

a)         daughter (Geertruidenberg 12 Jul 16..-).  

b)         MARGARETA SOFIAm (Terheide 30 Jun 1669) JOHANN Fer, son of --- (bur 13 Aug 1696 The Hague).  Secretary of the Prince of Orange. 

15.      WILHELM OTTO (Schloß Dillenburg 22 Jun 1607-killed in battle Wolfenbüttel 14 Aug 1641, bur Kassel). 

16.      LUISE CHRISTIANE (Siegen 8 Oct 1608-Château-Vilain, Jura 19 Dec 1678, bur Sirod)m (Nozeroy 4 Jul 1627) PHILIPPE FRANÇOIS de Joux dit de Watteville Marquis de Conflans Comte de Bussolin, son of --- (-Blatterans, Jura 1636).  He died of the plague. 

17.      SOPHIE MARGARETA (Siegen 16 Apr 1610-Terborg 8/18 May 1665, bur Terborg)m (Terborg 16 Jan 1656) GEORG ERNST Graf von Limburg-Stirum Heer van Wisch, Lichtenvoorde und Wildenburg, son of --- (-Sep 1661).

18.      HEINRICH (Siegen 9 Aug 1611-Hulst 17 Nov 1652).  Governor of Hulst 1645.  m (Terborg 19/29 Apr 1646) MARIE ELISABETH Gräfin von Limburg-Stirum, daughter of GEORG ERNST Graf von Limburg-Stirum Herr von Wisch & his wife --- ([1632]-Siegen 27 Dec 1707).  She succeeded in 1661 as Frau von Wisch, Lichtenvoorde und Wildenborg.  Heinrich & his wife had four children: 

a)         ERNESTINE (Schloß Wisch, Terborg 15 Nov 1647-Hulst 7 Oct 1652). 

b)         WILHELM MORITZ (Schloß Wisch, Terborg 18/28 Jan 1649-Siegen 23 Jan 1691, bur Siegen).  He was created Fürst von Nassau "Hochgeboren" by Imperial Order at Regensburg 6 May 1664.  Fürst von Nassau-Siegen 1679. 

-        see below.   

c)         SOPHIE AMALIE (Schloß Wisch, Terborg 10 Jan 1650-Mitau 15/25 Nov 1688)m (The Hague 15 Oct 1675) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH KASIMIR of Courland, son of JACOB Duke of Courland and Semgallen & his wife Luise Charlotte Markgräfin von Brandenburg (6 Jul 1650-Mitau 22 Jan 1698, bur Mitau).  He succeeded his father in 1681 as Duke of Courland and Semgallen.

d)         FRIEDRICH (Schloß Wisch, Terborg 11 Nov 1651-killed in battle Roermond 25 Aug 1676, bur Siegen).  He was created Fürst von Nassau "Hochgeboren" by Imperial Order ar Regensburg 6 May 1664.  

19.      MARIE JULIANE (Siegen 14 Aug 1612-Franzhagen 21 Jan 1665, bur Lauenburg Stadtkirche)m (Treptow an der Tollense 13 Dec 1637) FRANZ HEINRICH Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg, son of FRANZ II Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his second wife Marie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (9 Apr 1604-26 Sep or 26 Nov 1658, bur Lauenburg Stadtkirche).

20.      AMALIE (Siegen 2 Sep 1613-Sulzbach 24 Aug 1669, bur Sulzbach Pfarrkirche).  She converted to Roman Catholicism 1656.  m firstly (Alt-Stettin 23 Apr 1636) HERMANN Wrangel af Salmis, son of --- (-Riga 11 Dec 1643, Brokloster).  Swedish Field Marshal.  m secondly (Stockholm 27 Mar 1649) CHRISTIAN AUGUST Pfalzgraf von Sulzbach, son of AUGUST Pfalzgraf von Sulzbach & his wife Hedwig Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorp (Sulzbach 26 Jul 1622-Sulzbach 23 Apr 1708, bur Sulzbach Pfarrkirche).  He converted to Roman Catholicism 1656.  He was created Herzog von Sulzbach in 1660. 

21.      BERNHARD (Siegen 18 Nov 1614-Siegen 6 Jan 1617). 

22.      CHRISTIAN (Siegen 16 Jul 1616-killed in battle Düren 1/11 Apr 1644, bur Siegen)m as her first husband, ANNA BARBARA Quad von Landskron, daughter of HERMANN Quad van Landskron Herr zu Tomburg & his wife ---.  1677.  She married secondly Wilhelm von Gülich zu Berg (-before 1669). 

23.      KATHARINA (Siegen 1 Aug 1617-Siegen 21 Aug 1645, bur Siegen). 

24.      JOHANN ERNST (Siegen 8 Nov 1618-Bay of Todos los Santos 23 Nov 1639, bur Pernambuco, Brazil). 

25.      ELISABETH JULIANE (Siegen 1 May 1620-Wesel 13 May 1665)m (Siegen Aug 1647) BERNHARD Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg zu Neumagen, son of --- (-Schloß Goor 13 Dec 1675). 

 

 

JOHANN Graf von Nassau-Siegen, son of JOHANN VII "der Mittelste" Graf von Nassau in Siegen und Freudenberg & his first wife Magdalena Gräfin von Waldeck (Schloß Dillenburg 29 Sep 1583-Renaix 27 Jul 1638, bur Brussels Jesuit Church).  He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1612.  Marchese di Monte Caballo 1614.  He succeeded his father in 1623 as JOHANN VIII "der Jüngste" Graf von Nassau-Siegen.  Field Marshal in the Imperial army 1629.  Baron de Renaix 1629. 

m (Brussels 13 Aug 1618) ERNESTINE YOLANDE de Ligne Dame de Renaix, daughter of LAMORAL de Ligne Prince de Ligne & his wife Anne Marie de Melun Dame de Roubais, d’Antoing et de Cysoing (2 Nov 1594-Brussels 4 Jan 1663, bur Brussels).

Johann VIII & his wife had six children: 

1.         MARIA (14 Aug 1619-1620). 

2.         daughter (b and d 15 Dec 1620). 

3.         KLARA MARIA (Brussels 7 Oct 1621-château de Belœil 2 Sep 1695)m firstly (Brussels 27 Nov 1634) her first cousin, ALBERT HENRI Prince de Ligne, son of FLORENT Prince de Ligne & his wife Louise de Lorraine Dame de Chaligny et de Moy (-1 May 1641).  m secondly (Antoing May 1643) her first cousin and brother-in-law, CLAUDE LAMORAL Prince de Ligne, son of FLORENT Prince de Ligne & his wife Louise de Lorraine Dame de Chaligny et de Moy (-Madrid 21/22 Dec 1679, bur château de Belœil). 

4.         ERNESTINE CHARLOTTE (Oct 1623-Mengerskirchen 15 Aug 1668)m (Brussels 15 Feb or 15 Dec 1650) as his first wife, MORITZ HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Hadamar, son of JOHANN LUDWIG Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar & his wife Ursula Gräfin zur Lippe (Hadamar Apr 1626-Hadamar 24 Jan 1679, bur Hadamar).  He succeeded in 1653 as MORITZ HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar

5.         LAMBERTA ALBERTA GABRIELLA URSULA (16 Sep 1626-1635). 

6.         JOHANN FRANZ DESIDERATUS (Nozeroy, Jura 28 Jul 1627-Roermond 17 Dec 1699, bur Louvain)He succeeded his father in 1638 as JOHANN FRANZ DESIDERATUS Graf von Nassau in 1/3 Siegen.  He was created Fürst von Nassau-Siegen by Imperial Order at Prague 25 Nov 1652.  Seigneur de Renaix 1663/1687.  Spanish Governor of Limburg 1665/1685.  At the Oberquartier Geldern 1680/1699.  m firstly (Vienna 14 May 1651) JOHANNA KLAUDIA Gräfin von Königsegg-Aulendorf, daughter of JOHANN GEORG Graf von Königsegg und Rotenfels in Königsegg und Aulendorf & his wife --- (Innsbruck 23 Aug 1632-Renaix 28 Nov 1663, bur Brussels).  m secondly (Rodemachern 31 May 1665) MARIE ELEONORE SOPHIE Markgräfin von Baden-Rodemachern, daughter of HERMANN Markgraf von Baden in Rodemachern & his second wife Marie Sidonie von Daun Gräfin von Falkenstein (-Limburg 19 Apr 1668, bur Limburg).  m thirdly (Brussels 9 Feb 1669) ISABELLE CLAIRE EUGENIE du Puget de la Serre, daughter of NICOLAS du Puget de la Serre & his wife Claude Marguerite de Subrique (1651-Renaix 19 Oct 1714, bur Louvain).  Johann Franz Desideratus & his first wife had nine children: 

a)         MARIE LEOPOLDINE (Renaix 27 Sep 1652-Hadamar 27 Jun 1675, bur Hadamar Franciscan Church).  Canoness at Nivelles 1665/1667.  m (Siegen 27 Mar 1670) as his second wife, MORITZ HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Hadamar, son of JOHANN LUDWIG Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar & his wife Ursula Gräfin zur Lippe (Hadamar Apr 1626-Hadamar 24 Jan 1679, bur Hadamar). 

b)         ERNESTINE KLAUDIA (Renaix 27 Nov 1653-Renaix 22 Nov 1654, bur Brussels). 

c)         son (b and d Oudenaarde 25 Feb 1655).   

d)         ERNESTINA ELEONORA ANTONIA (chr Renaix ---- -Metz 4 Nov 1675).  Nun at the Ursuline convent at Metz 1674. 

e)         CLARA (-before 3 Aug 1670).  Canoness at Mons 1666. 

f)          CLARA GIBIONA (-Mons 9 Oct 1727, bur Thorn).  Canoness at Thorn 1682.  Canoness at Sainte-Wandru, Mons 1709.   

g)         ALBERTINA ANNA GABRIELLA (-Mauberge 26 Aug 1718).  Canoness at Mauberge 1666. 

h)         MARIA DONATA GABRIELLA (Renaix 3 Aug 1660-Renaix 9 Aug 1660). 

i)          LOUISE CAROLINA ANNA (1661-Aug 1664).  

Johann Franz Desideratus & his second wife had twelve children:  

j)          FRANZ FORTUNATUS (Limburg 7 Apr 1666-12 Jul 1672, bur Limburg). 

k)         MARIA ELEONORA ERNESTINA (Apr 1668-28 Sep 1669). 

l)          WILHELM HYAZINTH (Brussels 3 Apr 1669-Hadamar 18 Feb 1743, bur Hadamar)Fürst von Nassau in Siegen 1699/1707 and 1740/1743.  In Dillenburg 1739/1742.  m firstly (Liège 8 Apr 1687) MARIA FRANZISKA Landgräfin von Fürstenberg, daughter of HERMANN EGON Landgraf von Fürstenberg in Heiligenberg & his wife --- (Munich 17 Sep 1660-Brussels 8 Jun 1691).  m secondly (1698) MARIA ANNA JOSEPHA Gräfin von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, daughter of LUDWIG GUSTAV Graf von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst & his wife --- (Frankfurt am Main 18 May 1678-Wiesbaden 30 Sep 1739, bur Mainz).  m thirdly (contract Vienna 3 Jul 1740, Renaix 28 Jul 1740) as her first husband, MARIA EVA SOPHIE Gräfin von Starhemberg, daughter of KONRAD SIEGMUND Graf von Starhemberg zu Eferding & his wife --- (London 17/28 Oct 1722-Strasbourg 12 Dec 1773, bur Strasbourg).  She married secondly (Brühl 25 Aug 1745) as his first wife, Konstantin Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg.  Wilhelm Hyazinth & his first wife had three children: 

i)          FRANZ JOSEPH HYAZINTH (Roermond 27 Jan 1688-Roermond 7 Feb 1703, bur Roermond Munsterkerk). 

ii)         FRANZ JOSEPH gt Graf von Chalon (Roermond 23 Feb 1689-in hunting accident near Siegen 18 Nov 1703, bur Kapelle in Rödger Wald). 

iii)        daughter (Jan 1691-Roermond 22 Feb 1692, bur Roermond Munsterkerk). 

Wilhelm Hyazinth & his second wife had one child: 

iv)       MARIA ANNA JOSEPHA (10 Sep 1704-couvent de la Barre Château-Thierry 20 Aug 1723). 

m)       ALEXIUS ANDREAS ANTON FERDINAND CHRISTIAN (Limburg 29 Jun 1673-Köln 22 Mar 1734).  Canon at St Gereon, Köln 1690.  Provost of St Pieter, Louvain and Chancellor of the University of Louvain 1692.  Canon of St Lambert at Liège 1695/1704.  Archbishop of Trapezond "in parte infidelium"[244].  

n)         JOSEPH (1674-Limburg 14 Dec 1674, bur Limburg). 

o)         CHARLOTTE (Limburg 21 Feb 1675-Limburg Siegen 29 May 1676). 

p)         JOSEPH MORITZ KARL (Siegen 17 May 1676-Siegen 29 Jan 1677). 

q)         FRANZ HUGO (Köln 18 Oct 1678-Siegen 4 Mar 1735, bur Hadamar).  Baron de Renaix 1715.  m (Bartenstein 3 Jun 1731) LEOPOLDINE ERNESTINE Gräfin von Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, daughter of PHILIPP KARL Graf von Hohenlohe-Bartenstein & his wife --- (Bartenstein 21 Aug 1703-Aachen ----).  She joined the Carmelite Order at Aachen 1740. 

r)          ANNA LOUISE FRANCISCA (Roermond 1 Apr 1681-Renaix 26 Aug 1728, bur Renaix).  Canoness at Nivelles 1694.  m (Renaix 20 Jun 1713) CHARLES Damman Vicomte d'Oomberghe, son of --- (-18 Jun 1721). 

s)         CLARA BERNARDINA FRANCISCA (11 May 1682-Brussels 27 Dec 1724).  Canoness at Nivelles 1694.  m (1706) FRANCISCO de Sousa Pacheco, son of --- (-23 Sep 1709). 

t)          EMANUEL IGNATIUS (Roermond 6 Jan 1688-Brussels 1 Aug 1735, bur Louvain).  Co-seigneur de Renaix 1699/1715.  m (Paris 14 May 1711) CHARLOTTE de Mailly-Nesle, daughter of LOUIS de Mailly Marquis de Nesle & his wife Marie de Saligny dite de Coligny (17 Mar 1688-Poissy 17 Mar 1769).  Emanuel Ignatius & his wife had three children: 

i)          CHARLES NICOLAS (Paris 14 Feb 1712-Paris 1 Jul 1712, bur Paris abbaye aux Bois). 

ii)         MAXIMILIEN (Paris 29 Aug 1713-1714).   

iii)        MAXIMILIEN GUILLAUME ADOLPHE (Paris 25 Oct 1722-Château de Boubers-sur-Canche, Pas-de-Calais 17 Jan 1748)m (Château de Boubers-sur-Canche, Pas-de-Calais 1 Dec 1743) MARIE MADELEINE AMICIE de Monchy-Senarpoint, daughter of NICOLAS de Monchy-Senarpont dit le Marquis de Senarpont & his wife Marie Madeleine Josèphe Marquise de Moncy ([1722]-Château d'Olhain 12 Apr 1752, bur Boubers).  Maximilien Guillaume Adolphe & his wife had two children: 

(1)       CHARLES HENRI NICOLAS (Senarpont 9 Jan 1745-Tynna, Russia 19 Apr 1808).  Admiral in the Russian army until 1794.  Grandee of Spain.  m (Warsaw 14 Sep 1780) as her second husband, CHARLOTTE Godzka, divorced wife of JANUSZ Prince Sanguszko, daughter of STANISŁAW BERNHARD Graf Godski & his wife Barbara Matachowaska. 

(2)       CHARLOTTE AMELIE (Château de Boubers 6 Apr 1748-Paris 10 May 1770).  She died of smallpox[245]

u)         JEANNE BAPTISTE JOSEPHINE (Roermond 16 Jan 1690-Roermond 19 Apr 1745).  Canoness at Saint-Wandru, Mons 1702.  Dame de Renaix 1740. 

 

 

WILHELM MORITZ Graf von Nassau-Siegen, son of HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Siegen Governor of Hulst & his wife Marie Elisabeth Gräfin von Limburg-Stirum (Schloß Wisch, Terborg 18/28 Jan 1649-Siegen 23 Jan 1691, bur Siegen).  He was created Fürst von Nassau "Hochgeboren" by Imperial Order at Regensburg 6 May 1664.  Fürst von Nassau-Siegen 1679. 

m (Schaumburg 6 Feb 1678) as her first husband, ERNESTINE CHARLOTTE Pss von Nassau-Dillenburg, daughter of ADOLF Prinz von Nassau-Dillenburg in Schaumburg & his wife Elisabeth Charlotte Melander (Schaumberg 20 May 1662-Siegen 21 Feb 1714, bur Siegen).  She married secondly Friedrich Philipp von Gender gt Rabensteiner (-1727). 

Wilhelm Moritz & his wife had two children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH WILHELM ADOLF Fürst von Nassau-Siegen (Siegen 20 Feb 1680-Siegen 13 Feb 1722, bur Siegen)m firstly (Homburg vor der Höhe 7 Jan 1702) ELISABETH JULIANE FRANZISKA Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg, FRIEDRICH II “mit dem silbernen Bein” Landgraf von Hessen-Homburg zu Hötensleben & his second wife Luise Elisabeth Pss of Courland (Homburg 6 Jan 1681-Siegen 12 Nov 1707, bur Siegen).  m secondly (Bayreuth 13 Apr 1708) AMALIE LUISE Pss of Courland, daughter of FRIEDRICH KASIMIR Duke of Courland & his first wife Sophie Amalie Gräfin von Nassau-Siegen (Mitau 23 Jul 1687-Siegen 18 Jan 1750, bur Siegen).  Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf & his first wife had five children: 

a)         CHARLOTTE FRIEDERIKE AMALIE (Siegen 30 Nov 1702-Stadthagen 23 Jul 1785, bur Stadthagen)m firstly (Weimar 27 Jun 1725) as his second wife, LEOPOLD Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen, son of EMANUEL LEBRECHT Fürst von Anhalt-Köthen & his wife Gisela Agnes [von] Rath (Köthen 29 Nov 1694-Köthen 19 Nov 1728, bur Köthen St Jakob).  m secondly (Varel 26 Apr 1730) ALBRECHT WOLFGANG Graf von Schaumburg-Lippe, son of --- (Bückeburg 27 Apr 1699-Bückeburg 24 Sep 1748). 

b)         SOPHIE MARIE (Siegen 28 Jan 1704-Siegen 28 Aug 1704, bur Siegen). 

c)         SIBYLLE HENRIETTE (Siegen 21 Sep 1705-Siegen 5 Sep 1712, bur Siegen). 

d)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Fürst von Nassau-Siegen (1717 (Siegen 11 Nov 1706-Siegen 2 Mar 1734, bur Siegen).  He succeeded his father in 1722 as FRIEDRICH WILHELM II Fürst von Nassau-Siegen in Hadamar, Dehrn und Niederzeuzheim.  m (Schloß Ludwigseck 23 Sep 1728) SOPHIE POLYXENA Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, daughter of AUGUST Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein & his wife --- (Berlin 28 May 1709-Siegen 15 Dec 1781).  Friedrich Wilhelm & his wife had five children: 

i)          CHARLOTTE SOPHIE (Siegen 6 Jun 1729-Burgsteinfurt 2 Apr 1759, bur Burgsteinfurt)m (Siegen 30 Sep 1748) KARL PAUL ERNST Graf von Bentheim-Steinfurt, son of --- (-30 Jun 1780). 

ii)         FRIEDERIKE WILHELMINE POLYXENA (Siegen 3 Apr 1730-Schloß Wittgenstein 18 Nov 1733). 

iii)        MARIE ELEONORE KONKORDIA (Siegen 2 Mar 1731-Kamen, Westphalia 20 Apr 1759). 

iv)       FRIEDERIKE AUGUSTE SOPHIE (Siegen 1 Jun 1732-Siegen 23 Mar 1733, bur Siegen). 

v)        ANNA CHARLOTTE AUGUSTE (posthumously Siegen 19 Jun 1734-Siegen 9 Jun 1759, bur Siegen). 

e)         SOPHIE ELISABETH (Siegen 7 Nov 1707-5 Oct 1708, bur Siegen). 

Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf & his second wife had eight children: 

f)          SOPHIE WILHELMINE ADOLFINA (Siegen 28 Feb 1709-Siegen 16 Dec 1710, bur Siegen). 

g)         KARL FRIEDRICH (Siegen 4 Mar 1710-Siegen 25 Dec 1710, bur Siegen). 

h)         CHARLOTTE WILHELMINE (Siegen 25 Apr 1711-Siegen 7 Mar 1771, bur Siegen). 

i)          AUGUSTE AMALIE (Siegen 9 Sep 1712-Schloß Wittgenstein 22 Feb 1742)m (Siegen 6 May 1738) FRIEDRICH Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, son of --- (-9 Jun 1756). 

j)          LUDWIG FERDINAND (Siegen 26 Mar 1714-Siegen 26 Feb 1715, bur Siegen). 

k)         KAROLINE AMALIE ADOLPHINE (Siegen 26 Nov 1715-Laubach 10 Aug 1752, bur Laubach)m (Langenstein 11 Feb 1751) CHRISTIAN AUGUST Graf zu Solms-Laubach, son of --- (-Laubach 20 Feb 1784, bur Laubach). 

l)          WILHELM MORITZ (Siegen 1 Mar 1717-Siegen 5 Aug 1719, bur Siegen). 

m)       ELISABETH HEDWIG (Siegen 19 Apr 1719-Wittgenstein 10 Jan 1789, bur Laasphe)m (Siegen 12 Aug 1743) FRIEDRICH Graf von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, son of --- (-9 Jun 1756). 

2.         KARL LUDWIG HEINRICH (Siegen 17 Mar 1682-Siegen 18 Oct 1694, bur Siegen). 

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von NASSAU-DIEZ, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-DIEZ 1652-1713

 

 

ERNST KASIMIR Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN VI "der Ältere" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar und Diez & his first wife Elisabeth von Leuchtenberg (Dillenburg 22 Dec 1573-killed in battle near Roermond 2 Jun 1632, bur Leewarden).  He succeeded in 1607 as ERNST KASIMIR Graf von Nassau-Diez.  Stadhouder of Friesland 1620, of Groningen and Drenthe 1625. 

m (Gröningen bei Halberstadt 8 Jun 1607) SOPHIE HEDWIG von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of HEINRICH JULIUS Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (Wolfenbüttel 20 Feb 1592-Nassau Palace, Arnhem 23 Jan 1642, bur Leeuwarden).  Heiress of Spiegelberg. 

Ernst Kasimir & his wife had nine children: 

1.         daughter (b and d Arnhem 12 May 1608). 

2.         son (b and d 22 Feb 1609). 

3.         son (Arnhem 11 Aug 1610-Arnhem 12 Aug 1610). 

4.         HENDRIK CASIMIR (Nassau Palace Arnhem 21 Jan 1612-killed in battle Hulst 22 Jul 1640).  He succeeded his father in 1632 as HENDRIK CASIMIR I Graf von Nassau-Diez, Stadhouder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe.

5.         WILLEM FREDERIK (Nassau Palace Arnhem 17 Aug 1613-Palace of Stadhouder Leeuwarden 31 Oct 1664, bur Leeuwarden).  He succeeded his father in 1632 as WILLEM FREDERIK Graf von Nassau-Diez.  In Liesveld 1636.  He succeeded his brother in 1640 as Stadhouder of Friesland.  General of Artillery of the General States 1648.  Stadhouder of Groningen and Drenthe 1650.  Created Fürst von Nassau-Diez by Imperial Order at Prague 25 Nov 1652.  m (Kleve 2 May 1652) ALBERTINA AGNES Pss van Oranje Gräfin von Nassau, daughter of FREDERIK HENDRIK Prins van Oranje Graf von Nassau Stadhouder of Holland & his wife Amalie Gräfin von Solms-Braunfels (The Hague 19 Apr 1634-Oranjewoud Palace, Heerenveen, Friesland 24 May 1696, bur Leeuwarden).  Regent 1664-1677.  Willem Frederik & his wife had three children: 

a)         AMALIA (The Hague 25 Nov/5 Dec 1655-Allstedt 16 Feb 1695, bur Allstedt)m (Oranjewoud Palace, Friesland 28 Nov 1690) as his first wife, JOHANN WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Jena, son of JOHANN GEORG I Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach & his wife Johannetta Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein zu Altenkirchen (Friedewald 17 Oct 1666-Eisenach 4 Jan 1729, bur Eisenach St Georgenkirche).  He succeeded his brother in 1698 as JOHANN WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach

b)         HENDRIK CASIMIR (The Hague 28 Jan 1657-Leeuwarden 15/25 Mar 1696).  He succeeded his father in 1664 as HENDRIK CASIMIR II Fürst von Nassau-Diez, Stadhouder of Friesland and Groningen, minor until 1677.  Stadhouder of Drenthe 1674.  Field Marshal in the army of the General States.  m (Dessau 26 Nov 1683) HENRIETTE AMALIE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of JOHANN GEORG II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Henriette Catharina Pss van Oranje Gräfin von Nassau (Kleve 26 Aug 1666-Oranienstein an der Lahn 18 Apr 1726, bur Diez).  Regent in Friesland 1696-1707.  Hendrik Casimir II had nine children: 

i)          WILLEM GEORG FRISO (Leeuwarden 24 Jun 1685-Leeuwarden 15 Jun 1686, bur Leeuwarden). 

ii)         HENRIETTE ALBERTINE (Leeuwarden 27 Jul 1686-Oranienstein Palace 21 Jun 1754, bur Diez). 

iii)        JOHAN WILLEM FRISO (Dessau 14 Aug 1687-drowned near Moerdijk/Strijense Sas 14 Jul 1711).  He succeeded his father in 1696 as JOHAN WILLEM FRISO Fürst von Nassau-Diez, minor until 1707.  He succeeded his distant cousin William III King of England 1702 as Prins van Oranje, Marquis van Vere, Vlissingen, Graf van Buren en Leerdam, Baron van Breda.  Heer van Ameland 1704.  General of Infantry 1704.  Captain General of Friesland 1707.  Stadhouder of Groningen 1708.  In 1/3 Hadamar 1711.  m (Kassel 26 Apr 1709) MARIE LUISE Landgräfin von Hessen-Cassel, daughter of KARL Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Marie Anna Pss of Courland (Kassel 7 Feb 1688-Leeuwarden 9 Apr 1765, bur Leeuwarden).  Regent in Friesland 1711-1731, and 1759-1765.  Johan Willem Friso & his wife had two children: 

(a)       ANNA CHARLOTTE AMALIE Pss van Nassau-Diez-Oranje (Palace of the Stadhouder, Leeuwarden 2/13 Oct 1710-Durlach 18 Dec 1777)m (Leeuwarden 3 Jul 1727) FRIEDRICH Erbmarkgraf von Baden-Durlach, son of KARL WILHELM Markgraf von Baden-Durlach & his wife Magdalene Wilhelmine Herzogin von Württemberg (Stuttgart 7 Oct 1703-Karlsruhe 26 Mar 1732).

(b)       WILLEM KAREL HENDRIK FRISO (posthumously Leeuwarden 1 Sep 1711-The Hague 22 Oct 1751, bur Delft).  He succeeded his father at birth as WILLEM Fürst von Nassau-Diez, Erbstadhouder of Friesland, under the regency of his mother until 1731.  Under the Treaty of Utrecht 1713, he renounced his rights to the principality of Orange, receiving in return all the lands of the House of Nassau in the Netherlands as WILLEM IV Prins van Oranje-Nassau.  Stadhouder of Groningen 1718, and of Drente & Gelre 1722.  In Dillenburg 1742, in Siegen 1743.  Hereditary Stathouder of the United Provinces [the Netherlands] 4 May 1747.  Graf van Culemborg 1748. 

-        STADHOUDERS of the NETHERLANDS, PRINCES of ORANGE-NASSAU

iv)       MARIA AMALIA (Palace of Friesland, The Hague 8 Feb 1689-Oranienstein Palace 27 Jan 1771, bur Diez).  Canoness of the Imperial Secular Convent in Herford. 

v)        SOPHIE HEDWIG (Leeuwarden 8/18 Mar 1690-Oranienstein Palace 1 Mar 1734)m (Leeuwarden 27 May 1708, divorced Greifswald [2 Jun] 1710) as his first wife, KARL LEOPOLD Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, son of FRIEDRICH I Herzog von Mecklenburg-Grabow & his wife Christine Wilhelmine Landgräfin von Hessen-Homburg (Grabow 26 Nov/6 Dec 1678-Dömitz 28 Nov 1747, bur Doberan).

vi)       ISABELLA CHARLOTTE (Leeuwarden 22 Jan 1692-Dillenburg 18 Sep 1757, bur Herborn)m (Schloß Oranienstein 15 Apr 1725) CHRISTIAN Fürst von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Dorothea Elisabeth Herzogin von Liegnitz (Dillenburg 11 Aug 1688-Ebersbach  28 Aug 1739, bur Dillenburg).  He died from a heart attack. 

vii)      JOHANNA AGNES (Leeuwarden 25 Dec 1693-Oranienstein Palace 19 Mar 1765, bur Diez). 

viii)     LOUISE LEOPOLDINA (Leeuwarden 22 Jan 1695-Oranienstein Palace 20 Jan 1758, bur Diez). 

ix)       HENRIETTE CASIMIRA (posthumously Leeuwarden 29 Jul 1696-Hanau 18 Dec 1738, bur Diez).

c)         WILHELMINA SOPHIA HEDWIG (Honselaersdijk Palace 30 Jul/9 Aug 1664-Leeuwarden 13/23 Jan 1667). 

6.         ELISABETH ([Arnhem] 26 Jul 1614-18 Sep 1614). 

7.         JOHANN ERNST (Nassau Palace Arnhem 19 Mar 1617-May 1617). 

8.         MAURITS (Utrecht 21 Feb 1619-Groningen 19 Sep 1628, bur Leeuwarden). 

9.         ELISABETH FRISO (Leeuwarden 25 Nov 1620-Groningen 20 Sep 1628, bur Leeuwarden).

 

 

 

F.      GRAFEN von NASSAU-HADAMAR, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-HADAMAR 1650-1711

 

 

JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN VI "der Ältere" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar und Diez & his third wife Johannette Gräfin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (Dillenburg 6 Aug 1590-Hadamar 10 Mar 1653, bur Hadamar)He succeeded in 1605 as JOHANN LUDWIG Graf von Nassau-Hadamar.  Member of the Imperial Council 1636.  He was created Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar by Imperial Order at Ebersdorf 8 Oct 1650. 

m (Detmold 22 Aug 1617) URSULA Gräfin zur Lippe, daughter of SIMON VI Graf zur Lippe & his wife --- (Detmold 25 Feb 1598-Hadamar 17 Jul 1638). 

Johann Ludwig & his wife had fourteen children: 

1.         JOHANNA ELISABETH (Dillenburg 17 Jan 1619-Harzgerode 2 Mar 1647, bur Harzgerode)m (Bückeburg 10 Aug 1642) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH Fürst zu Anhalt in Harzgerode, son of CHRISTIAN I Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his wife Anna Gräfin von Bentheim-Tecklenburg (Ensdorf 16 Nov 1613-Plötzkau 30 Jun 1670, bur Harzgerode Kirche). 

2.         LUISE URSULA (Dillenburg 22 Mar 1620-Hanau 25 Aug/4 Sep 1635). 

3.         SOPHIE MAGDALENE (Hadamar 16 Feb 1622-Dillenburg 28 Jun 1658, bur Dillenburg)m (Hadamar 25 Sep 1656) as his third wife, LUDWIG HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of GEORG "der Alte" Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his wife Anna Amalie Gräfin von Nassau-Weilburg-Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken 9 May 1594-Dillenburg 12 Jul 1662, bur Dillenburg). 

4.         JOHANN LUDWIG (Hadamar 29 Aug 1623-Hadamar 12 Jan 1624). 

5.         SIMON LUDWIG (Hadamar 8 Dec 1624-Hadamar 28 Feb 1628, bur Hadamar). 

6.         MORITZ HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Hadamar (Hadamar Apr 1626-Hadamar 24 Jan 1679, bur Hadamar).  He succeeded his father in 1653 as MORITZ HEINRICH Fürst von Nassau-Hadamarm firstly (Brussels 15 Feb 1650) ERNESTINE CHARLOTTE Gräfin von Nassau-Siegen, daughter of JOHANN VIII "der Jungste" Graf von Nassau-Siegen & his wife Ernestine Yolande de Ligne Dame de Renaix (Oct 1623-Mengerskirchen 15 Aug 1668).  m secondly (Siegen 27 Mar 1669) MARIE LEOPOLDINE Pss von Nassau-Siegen, daughter of JOHANN FRANZ DESIDERATUS Fürst von Nassau-Siegen & his first wife Johanna Klaudia von Königsegg-Aulendorf (Renaix 27 Sep 1652-Hadamar 27 Jun 1675, bur Hadamar Franciscan Church).  m thirdly (Hachenburg 24 Oct 1675) ANNA LUISE Gräfin von Manderscheid, daughter of SALENTIN ERNST Graf von Manderscheid-Blankenheim & his wife --- (Hachenburg 11 Apr 1654-Hadamar 23 Apr 1692, bur Hadamar).  Moritz Heinrich & his first wife had six children: 

a)         ERNESTINE LUISE (Hadamar 17 Feb 1651-Hadamar 9/19 May 1661, bur Hadamar). 

b)         JOHANN LAMORAL (Hadamar 31 Jan 1653-Hadamar 18 Feb 1654). 

c)         PHILIPP KARL (Hadamar 15 May 1656-Orschott 22 Jul 1668, bur Hadamar). 

d)         FRANZ KASPAR (Hadamar 29 Sep 1657-Hadamar 24 Feb 1659, bur Hadamar). 

e)         KLAUDIA FRANZISKA (Hadamar 5 Jun 1660-Neustadt an der Waldnaab 6 Mar 1680)m (Hadamar 8/18 Jul 1677) as his first wife, FERDINAND AUGUST LEOPOLD Fürst von Lobkowitz Duke of Sagan, son of WENZEL EUSEBIUS Fürst von Lobkowitz Duke of Sagan & his second wife Auguste Sophie Pfalzgräfin von Sulzbach (1655-Roudnice [Raudnitz] 3 Oct 1715). 

f)          MAXIMILIAN AUGUST (Hadamar 19 Oct 1662-Hadamar 26 Jun 1664, bur Hadamar). 

Moritz Heinrich & his second wife had three children: 

g)         LEOPOLD FRANZ IGNAZ (Hadamar 16/26 Sep 1672-Hadamar 19 Jul 1675, bur Hadamar). 

h)         FRANZ ALEXANDER Fürst von Nassau-Hadamar (Hadamar 27 Jan 1674-Hadamar 27 May 1711, bur Hadamar).  He succeeded his father in 1679 as FRANZ ALEXANDER Fürst von Nassau-Hadamarm (Lobositz, Bohemia 18 Oct 1695) as her first husband, ELISABETH KATHARINA FELIZITAS Landgräfin von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg, daughter of WILHELM "der Ältere" Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg & his wife Marie Anna Gräfin von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (Rheinfels 4/14 Feb 1678-Diez an der Lahn 15 May 1739, bur Boppard St Martinskloster).  She married secondly (Nürnberg 6 Sep 1727) Anton Ferdinand Graf von Attems zu Heiligenkreuz (-Görz 14 Feb 1738).  Franz Alexander & his wife had four children: 

i)          FRANZISKA MARIA ANNA WILHELMINA (Hadamar 16 Sep 1696-Hadamar 18 Jun 1697, bur Hadamar). 

ii)         ELISABETH (Hadamar 21 Sep 1698-Roermond 2 Oct 1724, bur Thorn).  Canoness at Thorn 1706.  Canoness at Essen.  

iii)        JOSEPH HUGO (Hadamar 18 Apr 1701-Hadamar 6 Dec 1708, bur Hadamar). 

iv)       CHARLOTTE WILHELMINE AMALIE ALEXANDRINA (Hadamar 21 Sep 1703-Westerloo 23 Sep 1740)m (Schloß Petershem 29 Jun 1721) JOHANN PHILIPP EUGEN Graf von Merode-Westerloo, son of --- (-12 Sep 1732). 

i)          LOTHAR HUGO (4 Apr 1675-Hadamar 24 Jun 1675, bur Hadamar). 

Moritz Heinrich & his third wife had four children: 

j)          DAMIAN SALOMON SALENTIN (Hadamar 24 Jul 1676-Hadamar 16 Oct 1676, bur Hadamar). 

k)         WILHELM BERNHARD LUDWIG (Hadamar 23 May 1677-Hadamar 3 Oct 1677, bur Hadamar). 

l)          HUGO FERDINAND (Hadamar 22 May 1678-Hadamar Apr 1679, bur Hadamar). 

m)       ALBERTINE JOHANNA (Hadamar 6 Jul 1679-Anholt 24 Apr 1716)m (Anholt 20 Jul 1700) LUDWIG OTTO Fürst zu Salm, Wild- und Rheingraf, son of --- (-Anholt 23 Nov 1738). 

7.         HERMANN OTTO (Hadamar 3 Dec 1627-Frankfurt-am-Main 26 Jul 1660).  Canon at Köln, Mainz and Trier Cathedrals 1634.  Canon of St Viktor at Mainz 1650.  Provost of St Patrokli at Soest. 

8.         PHILIPP LUDWIG (Hadamar 11 Dec 1628-Hadamar 24 Dec 1629, bur Hadamar). 

9.         ANNA KATHARINA (Hadamar 27 Apr 1630-Hadamar 10 Jun 1630, bur Hadamar). 

10.      JOHANN ERNST (Hadamar 25 Oct 1631-Hadamar 28 Sep 1651, bur Hadamar).  Canon of St Gereon at Köln 1639, at Köln Cathedral 1639/1651.  Canon at Münster Cathedral 1642/1651. 

11.      ANSELM FERDINAND (Hadamar 4 Jan 1634-Hadamar 3 May 1634, bur Hadamar). 

12.      daughter (b and d 17 Aug 1635, bur Hadamar). 

13.      FRANZ BERNHARD (Hadamar 21 Sep 1637-Hadamar 15 Sep 1695).  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1647.  Canon at Würzburg Cathedral 1650, resigned 1659.  Regent of Hadamar 1679 to 1692.  Chorbischof at Köln Cathedral 1683/85, afterdeacon 1685/86, provost 1685.  Provost at Strasbourg Cathedral 1685.  

14.      MARIE ELISABETH (Hadamar 23 Jul 1638-Hadamar 23 Jul 1651). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRAFEN von DIEZ, GRAFEN von WEILNAU

 

 

 

1.         EMBRICHO, son of --- (-after 1133)Graf von Diezm DEMUDIS von Laurenburg, daughter of DUDO von Laurenburg & his wife --- von Arnstein.  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertum…et Arnoldum et Demudim filiam" as the children of "Nassauwen" and his wife, daughter of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus", stating that Demudis married "Embriconi…pater…comitis Henrici, patris Gerhardi comitis de Dithse"[246].  Embricho & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH [I] (-1189).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertum…et Arnoldum et Demudim filiam" as the children of "Nassauwen" and his wife, daughter of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus", stating that Demudis married "Embriconi…pater…comitis Henrici, patris Gerhardi comitis de Dithse"[247]Graf von DiezThe Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Henricus comes de Dissen…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[248]Philipp Archbishop of Köln exchanged property "in Rode" with Kloster Otterberg for property "in villa Boshovesheim", held by "Wernherus de Bolandia", by charter dated 1173, witnessed by "Wernherus de Bolanden eiusdem predii advocatus, comes Emicho de Liningen, Irsutus comes, comes Heinricus de Dietse…"[249]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Heinrich’s wife has not been identified.  Heinrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GERHARD [I] (-after 15 Jan 1207).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein names "Rubertum…et Arnoldum et Demudim filiam" as the children of "Nassauwen" and his wife, daughter of "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus", stating that Demudis married "Embriconi…pater…comitis Henrici, patris Gerhardi comitis de Dithse"[250]Graf von Diez.  "…Brunone preposito s. Marie in Colonia eiusque fratre Euerhardo comite de Seyne, Theoderico comite de Widhe et filio eius Theoderico clerico, Reginhere comite de Froisbrecht, Ulrico comite de Nurberg et eius filio Gerhardo comite de Are, Gerhardo comite de Dietsa, Bertholdo comite de Kazinelelnboge, Ludeuico comite de Spanheim, Simone comite de Sarebrucke, Henrico comite de Kessele…" witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "castrum Stakelecke et advocatiam in Bacherache" to "palatini comitis Cuonradi…et eius iugali domine Irmentrudi eiusque filie Agneti"[251].  Philipp King of Germany conferred “feudum...in Usungen” to “comitem Gerhardum de Dietz...et frater eius comes Henricus” by charter dated 15 Jan 1207[252]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gerhard’s wife has not been identified.  The 27 Apr 1255 charter quoted below suggests a connection with the Runkel family, which may have been through the wife of Gerhard [I].  Gerhard [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GERHARD [II] (-after 27 Apr 1255).  His parentage is confirmed by the 27 Mar 1253 charter quoted below.  Graf von Diez

-         see below.    

ii)         HEINRICH [II] (-after 15 Jan 1207).  Philipp King of Germany conferred “feudum...in Usungen” to “comitem Gerhardum de Dietz...et frater eius comes Henricus” by charter dated 15 Jan 1207[253]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Heinrich’s wife has not been identified.  Heinrich [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       HEINRICH [III] (-after 27 Apr 1255).  His parentage is confirmed by the 27 Mar 1253 charter quoted below.  Graf von DiezGerhardus et Henricus comites de Dietse” confirmed that “militis de Nesene...Ecchebertus” had, in the presence of “beate memorie dominorum Gerhardi et Heinrici de Ditse patrum nostrorum”, donated property to Dirstein, now confirmed by “domina Sophia relicta Eccheberti...”, by charter dated 27 Mar 1253[254]Graf von Weilnau.  "Sifridus dominus de Runckel" reached agreement with "Gerhardum comitem de Diste" concerning "proprietates…a patre et matre et ab avia dictus comes possidet tam in Salze quam in Haselbach et in Berlenbach" by charter dated 27 Apr 1255, sealed by “mei et dni Heinerici comitis de Wilenowe...[255]

 

 

2.         BERTHOLDGraf von Diez"…Henricus comes de Spanheim, Henricus comes de Sarbrucken, Gerlacus comes de Veldense, Bertoldus comes de Dietse, Gotfridus comes de Vebing…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[256]

 

3.         BERNHARDGraf von Diez.  "…Comes Bernhardus de Dietis…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1210 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus comes de Zolre qui et Burggravius de Nurenberg" to the church of Speyer[257]

 

4.         KONRAD von DiezGraf von Diez"Conradum comitem de Dieze" and "Henricum de Isenburg sororium nostrum" reached agreement concerning "Vilmere…Volstock" by charter dated 25 Jan 1250[258]

 

 

GERHARD [II] von Diez, son of GERHARD [I] Graf von Diez & his wife --- (-after 27 Apr 1255).  His parentage is confirmed by the 27 Mar 1253 charter quoted below.  Graf von Diez.  "Gerhardus comes de Ditse" renounced rights in favour of Stift St Stephan at Mainz by charter dated 6 Jan 1239[259].  "Gerhardus de Ditzse et Agnes uxor mea" founded Kloster Thron by charter dated 20 Mar 1243[260]Gerhardus et Henricus comites de Dietse” confirmed that “militis de Nesene...Ecchebertus” had, in the presence of “beate memorie dominorum Gerhardi et Heinrici de Ditse patrum nostrorum”, donated property to Dirstein, now confirmed by “domina Sophia relicta Eccheberti...”, by charter dated 27 Mar 1253[261].  "Sifridus dominus de Runckel" reached agreement with "Gerhardum comitem de Diste" concerning "proprietates…a patre et matre et ab avia dictus comes possidet tam in Salze quam in Haselbach et in Berlenbach" by charter dated 27 Apr 1255, sealed by “mei et dni Heinerici comitis de Wilenowe...[262]

m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 20 Mar 1243).  "Gerhardus de Ditzse et Agnes uxor mea" founded Kloster Thron by charter dated 20 Mar 1243[263]

Gerhard & his wife had four children: 

1.         GERHARD [III] (-[1306])Gerhardus comes de Ditse, Ludewicus frater suus canonicus Moguntinus, Wernherus dnus de Mincenberg, Methildis collateralis sua, Henricus de Limburg et Alheidis collateralis sua, coheredes de Dietse” donated produce from their mills at Diez to Dirstein, for the souls of “patris et matris nostre, nostri autem Wernheri et Heinrici soceri et socrus, quondam comitis et comitisse in Ditse, pie memorie”, by charter dated 28 Jun 1281[264].  “Gerhardus comes de Ditse communicata manu...Elizabet comitisse uxoris sue” reached agreement with Dirstein regarding property “in Hasilbach et in Vrondorf...cum jure patronatus in Aldindorf” had donated revenue from “allodio suo in Hasilbach et in Vrondorf...cum patronatus in Aldindorf” to Dirstein by charter dated 5 Dec 1289[265].  “Godefridus Heinricus comes de Solmesse dominus de Spanheim et Philippus dominus de Mincenberge” confirmed the agreement between “Gerhardum comitem de Dietse...Elisabeth comitissa, Gerhardus et Gotfridus filii dictorum” and “Heinricum comitem de Wilnowe...Mechtildis comitissa --- archidiaconus in ecclesia Treverensi et Reinhardus frater dni Heinrici jam dicti de Wilnowe” dividing their territories by charter dated 1303[266]m (before 5 Dec 1289) ELISABETH von Sayn, daughter of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Sayn [Sponheim] & his wife Jutta von Isenburg (-before 9 Nov 1308).  “Gerhardus comes de Ditse communicata manu...Elizabet comitisse uxoris sue” reached agreement with Dirstein regarding property “in Hasilbach et in Vrondorf...cum jure patronatus in Aldindorf” had donated revenue from “allodio suo in Hasilbach et in Vrondorf...cum patronatus in Aldindorf” to Dirstein by charter dated 5 Dec 1289[267].  “Godefridus Heinricus comes de Solmesse dominus de Spanheim et Philippus dominus de Mincenberge” confirmed the agreement between “Gerhardum comitem de Dietse...Elisabeth comitissa, Gerhardus et Gotfridus filii dictorum” and “Heinricum comitem de Wilnowe...Mechtildis comitissa --- archidiaconus in ecclesia Treverensi et Reinhardus frater dni Heinrici jam dicti de Wilnowe” dividing their territories by charter dated 1303[268].  She is named as deceased in the 9/10 Nov 1308 charter of her son Gottfried.  Her parentage is indicated by the following document: [her nephew] “Godefridus natus...dni Johannis comitis de Seyne” confirmed donations to [her daughter] “dnam Juttam natam quondam comitis de Dytze neptem nostram...magistram in Dyrstein” by charter dated mid-Jul 1314[269].  Gerhard [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         GERHARD [IV] (-[1303/08]).  “Godefridus Heinricus comes de Solmesse dominus de Spanheim et Philippus dominus de Mincenberge” confirmed the agreement between “Gerhardum comitem de Dietse...Elisabeth comitissa, Gerhardus et Gotfridus filii dictorum” and “Heinricum comitem de Wilnowe...Mechtildis comitissa --- archidiaconus in ecclesia Treverensi et Reinhardus frater dni Heinrici jam dicti de Wilnowe” dividing their territories by charter dated 1303[270].  Gerhard must have died before 9 Nov 1308, the date of the charter quoted below which names his brother Gottfried as Graf von Diez.  No source has been found to indicate whether Gerhard [IV] predeceased his father or succeeded him briefly as Graf von Diez before being succeeded by his brother. 

b)         GOTTFRIED [I] (-after 26 Jun 1332).  “Godefridus Heinricus comes de Solmesse dominus de Spanheim et Philippus dominus de Mincenberge” confirmed the agreement between “Gerhardum comitem de Dietse...Elisabeth comitissa, Gerhardus et Gotfridus filii dictorum” and “Heinricum comitem de Wilnowe...Mechtildis comitissa --- archidiaconus in ecclesia Treverensi et Reinhardus frater dni Heinrici jam dicti de Wilnowe” dividing their territories by charter dated 1303[271]Graf von Diez

-        see below

c)         JUTTA (-after Jul 1314).  Abbess of Dirstein.  “Godefridus natus...dni Johannis comitis de Seyne” confirmed donations to “dnam Juttam natam quondam comitis de Dytze neptem nostram...magistram in Dyrstein” by charter dated mid-Jul 1314[272]

2.         LUDWIG (-after 28 Jun 1281).  Canon at Mainz:  “Gerhardus comes de Ditse, Ludewicus frater suus canonicus Moguntinus, Wernherus dnus de Mincenberg, Methildis collateralis sua, Henricus de Limburg et Alheidis collateralis sua, coheredes de Dietse” donated produce from their mills at Diez to Dirstein, for the souls of “patris et matris nostre, nostri autem Wernheri et Heinrici soceri et socrus, quondam comitis et comitisse in Ditse, pie memorie”, by charter dated 28 Jun 1281[273]

3.         MECHTILD von Diez (-3 Dec 1288).  Her involvement, together with the wife of her husband’s brother Mechtild, in the 4 Oct 1271 charter quoted below suggests that the two wives may have had some direct interest in the property donated and may have been related to each other.  Mechtild von Diez’s family origin is indicated by the 1275 charter quoted below.  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[274].  "Philippus senior de Falkenstein Imperiali auctoritate camerarius, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui...manu uxorem nostrarum Gisele...et Methildis" offered "mediam partem castri Dorfelden..." to Kloster Fulda, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 4 Oct 1271[275].  "Wernherus dictus de Falckenstein et Methildis nostra collateralis dicta de Deytz" sold "bona…in Bettenhausen" to "monialibus Fontis Sancte Marie" by charter dated 1275[276].  A charter dated 22 Nov 1276 records donations to Kloster Marienborn including the donation made by "Dominum Wernherum de Valkenstein et Mechtildim suam collateralem"[277].  “Gerhardus comes de Ditse, Ludewicus frater suus canonicus Moguntinus, Wernherus dnus de Mincenberg, Methildis collateralis sua, Henricus de Limburg et Alheidis collateralis sua, coheredes de Dietse” donated produce from their mills at Diez to Dirstein, for the souls of “patris et matris nostre, nostri autem Wernheri et Heinrici soceri et socrus, quondam comitis et comitisse in Ditse, pie memorie”, by charter dated 28 Jun 1281[278].  She is named as deceased in her husband’s 20 Jul 1289 charter.  m WERNER von Falkenstein Herr zu Münzenberg, son of PHILIPP [I] von Falkenstein & his first wife Isengard von Münzenberg (-[25 Apr 1298/22 Sep 1300]). 

4.         ADELHEID (-after 28 Jun 1281).  “Gerhardus comes de Ditse, Ludewicus frater suus canonicus Moguntinus, Wernherus dnus de Mincenberg, Methildis collateralis sua, Henricus de Limburg et Alheidis collateralis sua, coheredes de Dietse” donated produce from their mills at Diez to Dirstein, for the souls of “patris et matris nostre, nostri autem Wernheri et Heinrici soceri et socrus, quondam comitis et comitisse in Ditse, pie memorie”, by charter dated 28 Jun 1281[279]m HEINRICH von Limburg, son of ---. 

 

 

GOTTFRIED [I] von Diez, son of GERHARD [III] Graf von Diez & his wife Elisabeth von Sayn (-after 26 Jun 1332).  “Godefridus Heinricus comes de Solmesse dominus de Spanheim et Philippus dominus de Mincenberge” confirmed the agreement between “Gerhardum comitem de Dietse...Elisabeth comitissa, Gerhardus et Gotfridus filii dictorum” and “Heinricum comitem de Wilnowe...Mechtildis comitissa --- archidiaconus in ecclesia Treverensi et Reinhardus frater dni Heinrici jam dicti de Wilnowe” dividing their territories by charter dated 1303[280]Graf von Diez.  “Godefridus comes de Ditse” confirmed “redditus decimarum...in Salze et in Kyrgdorf ecclesiarum” to Diez St Maria, donated by “Gerhardus comes et Elizabeth comitissa de Ditse pie recordationis nostri parentes”, by charter dated 9/10 Nov 1308[281].  “Philippus de Falckenstein dnus in Minzenberg senior” acknowledged that “Godfridus comes de Detse noster consanguineus...et sui filii” held “jurisdictiones...Steinsischebach, Kaymberg, Nuheim”, noting the rights of “Agnes collateralis sua” in case her husband died, by charter dated 10 Aug 1311[282].  Gottfried’s family relationship with Philipp [III] von Falkenstein has not been ascertained.  “Godefridus comes de Dyetse” confirmed the privileges of Diez St Maria, with the consent of “Emichonis comitis de Nassowe nun tutoris nostri” to Diez St Maria, as granted by “Gerhardus comes et Elyzabet comitissa de Dyetse bone memorie nostri parentes seu progenitores”, by charter dated 25 May 1325[283].  The reason for Gottfried naming his “tutor” at this time has not been explained: maybe he was suffering from a temporary incapacitating illness.  "Greve Gotfrit von Ditse und Gerhart unse Sun" granted property to "Jutten mins Gerharts…Husfrauwe…Dochter Grevin Emichen von Nassauwe und Frauwen Annen" by charter dated 26 Jun 1332[284]

m (before 10 Aug 1311) AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Philippus de Falckenstein dnus in Minzenberg senior” acknowledged that “Godfridus comes de Detse noster consanguineus...et sui filii” held “jurisdictiones...Steinsischebach, Kaymberg, Nuheim”, noting the rights of “Agnes collateralis sua” in case her husband died, by charter dated 10 Aug 1311[285]

Gottfried [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GERHARD [V] (-killed in battle 17 Oct 1343).  Ludwig Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that “Gotfridus comes de Dietse...nec non Gerhardus eius filius” had granted dower to “Gutte filie...Emichonis comitis de Nassawia conthorali Gerhardi memorati” by charter dated 15 Jun 1336[286]m (before 26 Jun 1332) JUTTA von Nassau, daughter of EMICHO [I] Graf von Nassau in Hadamar & his wife Anna von Nürnberg [Zollern] (-before 10 Nov 1359).  "Greve Gotfrit von Ditse und Gerhart unse Sun" granted property to "Jutten mins Gerharts…Husfrauwe…Dochter Grevin Emichen von Nassauwe und Frauwen Annen" by charter dated 26 Jun 1332[287]The Limburger Chronik records that "dem edilin greben zu Ditze" married "ein wip von Nassauwe" and had "dri sone, der eldeste…Gerhart, der ander was ein Dusch herre, der drette…Johan"[288].  Gerhard [V] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GERHARD [VI] (-1388)Graf zu Diez"Gerhard Graf zu Dietz und…Gertrude seine…Haussfraw" and "Diederich und Sifride Herren zu Ronkel", agreed to divide "mütterliche Erbe" by charter dated 2 Feb 1375[289]m GERTRUD von Westerburg, daughter of REINHARD [II] Herr von Westerburg & his first wife Bertha von Falkenstein (-14 Aug 1397).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  "Gerhard Graf zu Dietz und…Gertrude seine…Haussfraw" and "Diederich und Sifride Herren zu Ronkel", agreed to divide "mütterliche Erbe" by charter dated 2 Feb 1375[290]The Limburger Chronik records that "dem edilin greben zu Ditze" married "ein wip von Nassauwe" and had "dri sone, der eldeste…Gerhart, der ander was ein Dusch herre, der drette…Johan"[291]Kuno von Falkenstein Provost at Mainz and “Gerharde Greven zue Dietse” reached agreement by charter dated 1353[292].  Gerhard [VI] & his wife had two children: 

i)          JUTTA von Diez (-14 Aug 1397)The Limburger Chronik records that "von Ditze…grebe Gerhart" had two daughters, the older of whom married "junghern Ailfe greben Johans son von Nassauwe herren zu Dillenberg" and the younger "einen herren von Wildenberg bi Westfalen"[293]m ([1384]) as his first wife, ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of JOHANN I Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg und Siegen & his wife Margareta von der Mark (-12 Jun 1420). 

ii)         --- von Diez The Limburger Chronik records that "von Ditze…grebe Gerhart" had two daughters, the older of whom married "junghern Ailfe greben Johans son von Nassauwe herren zu Dillenberg" and the younger "einen herren von Wildenberg bi Westfalen"[294].  The primary source which confirms her name and that of her husband has not been identified.  m --- Herr von Wildenberg, son of ---. 

b)         son .  The Limburger Chronik records that "dem edilin greben zu Ditze" married "ein wip von Nassauwe" and had "dri sone, der eldeste…Gerhart, der ander was ein Dusch herre, der drette…Johan"[295].  Teutonic Knight. 

c)         JOHANN .  The Limburger Chronik records that "dem edilin greben zu Ditze" married "ein wip von Nassauwe" and had "dri sone, der eldeste…Gerhart, der ander was ein Dusch herre, der drette…Johan"[296]

d)         AGNES von Diez (-18 Nov 1399).  The marriage contract between "Graf Eberhard von Katzenelnbogen" and "Gräfin Agnes von Diez" is dated 12 Nov 1367[297]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XIV Kal Dec" in 1399 of "nobilis domicella Agnes de Katzenellenbogen"[298]m (contract 12 Nov 1367) EBERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his second wife Adelheid von Waldeck (-9 Dec 1403). 

2.         ANNA )m firstly SIEGFRIED [VI] Herr von Runkel, son of DIETRICH [II] Herr von Runkel & his wife Agnes von Daun (-before 1342).  m secondly EMICHO [II] Graf von Nassau-Hadamar, of EMICHO [I] Graf von Nassau in Hadamar & his wife Anna von Nürnberg [Zollern] (-1 Mar 1359)

 

 

Two brothers:

1.         HEINRICH (-after 1303).  Graf von Weilnau.  “Godefridus Heinricus comes de Solmesse dominus de Spanheim et Philippus dominus de Mincenberge” confirmed the agreement between “Gerhardum comitem de Dietse...Elisabeth comitissa, Gerhardus et Gotfridus filii dictorum” and “Heinricum comitem de Wilnowe...Mechtildis comitissa --- archidiaconus in ecclesia Treverensi et Reinhardus frater dni Heinrici jam dicti de Wilnowe” dividing their territories by charter dated 1303[299]m (before 1303) MECHTILD, daughter of ---.  “Godefridus Heinricus comes de Solmesse dominus de Spanheim et Philippus dominus de Mincenberge” confirmed the agreement between “Gerhardum comitem de Dietse...Elisabeth comitissa, Gerhardus et Gotfridus filii dictorum” and “Heinricum comitem de Wilnowe...Mechtildis comitissa --- archidiaconus in ecclesia Treverensi et Reinhardus frater dni Heinrici jam dicti de Wilnowe” dividing their territories by charter dated 1303[300]

2.         REINHARD (-after 1303).  “Godefridus Heinricus comes de Solmesse dominus de Spanheim et Philippus dominus de Mincenberge” confirmed the agreement between “Gerhardum comitem de Dietse...Elisabeth comitissa, Gerhardus et Gotfridus filii dictorum” and “Heinricum comitem de Wilnowe...Mechtildis comitissa --- archidiaconus in ecclesia Treverensi et Reinhardus frater dni Heinrici jam dicti de Wilnowe” dividing their territories by charter dated 1303[301]

 

 

1.         JUTTA von Weilnau (-after 30 May 1306)Heinricus...comes de Castel et Alheidis nostra conthoralis” sold property, previously held by “nurus nostra...Gutha dicta de Wilnawe”, to the Knights of St John at Würzburg by charter dated 30 May 1306[302]m --- von Castell, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Castell & his [first/second wife Sophia von Oettingen/Adelheid von Nürnberg] (-before 30 May 1306). 

 

 

1.         --- von WeilnauGraf von Weilnaum MARGARETA, daughter of --- (-after 23 Mar 1365).  "Margareta Greuinne von Wilnauwe und Gerhard unser Son" guaranteed a debt contracted by "unsir Nefe Her Heinrich von Ysinberg Herre zu Budingen" by charter dated 23 Mar 1365[303].  Children: 

a)         GERHARDGraf von Weilnau.  "Margareta Greuinne von Wilnauwe und Gerhard unser Son" guaranteed a debt contracted by "unsir Nefe Her Heinrich von Ysinberg Herre zu Budingen" by charter dated 23 Mar 1365[304]

 

2.         HEINRICH (-after Sep 1413).  Graf von Weilnau.  “Heinriche Graffe von Weilnna und Frauwe Margrethe unser...Wirthin” mortgaged "unnser Schloße Brachtte ein halb Virteil" to "Dietzen von Tungen dem Eltern..." by charter dated early Sep 1413[305]m MARGARETA, daughter of ---.  “Heinriche Graffe von Weilnna und Frauwe Margrethe unser...Wirthin” mortgaged "unnser Schloße Brachtte ein halb Virteil" to "Dietzen von Tungen dem Eltern..." by charter dated early Sep 1413[306].  Her connection with the Rodenstein family is suggested by the following charter which deals with the same property: “Herman Herre zu Rodinstein und Hans und Engelhart Herren zu Rodinstein sin Sone” mortgaged "zu Brachta...ein achtigen Teil" to "Reynharten Herren zu Hanauwe" by charter dated early Jun 1421[307]

 

3.         --- von Weilnaum ---.  Two children: 

a)         ADOLF (-after Nov 1451).  Graf von Weilnau.  “Adolf Graf von Weilnau” mortgaged "unsern Acker...hinter dem Runkenlohi Cuntz Knoppen" by charter dated 29 Sep 1425[308].  “Adolff und Heynrich Graffen von Wylnauwe Gebruder” mortgaged property to "Eckart von Fyschborn...", including "unsern Acker, der da stoßet wyder unsers Neffen von Isenburg", by charter dated 28 Oct 1431[309].  “Adolff Graue zu Wilnawe” mortgaged property "zu Ilhusen" to "Hansen von Waldinstein", by charter dated early Nov 1451[310]

b)         HEINRICH (-after 28 Oct 1431).  Graf von Weilnau.  “Adolff und Heynrich Graffen von Wylnauwe Gebruder” mortgaged property to "Eckart von Fyschborn...", including "unsern Acker, der da stoßet wyder unsers Neffen von Isenburg", by charter dated 28 Oct 1431[311]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    HERREN von EPPSTEIN

 

 

Two brothers:  

1.         GOTTFRIED [I] von Eppstein (-[1220/19 Dec 1223])"Godefridus de Eppenstein" bought rights "in castris Eppenstein et Hoenberg" from "H. de Hagenowe consanguineo nostro" by charter dated 9 Aug 1192[312]m --- von Wied, daughter of DIETRICH Graf von Wied & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 6 Dec 1263 under which "G. nobilis senior domnus de Eppinstein item G. filius eiusdem" confirmed the donation to Abtei Romersdorf made by "pie memorie domni Lotharii avunculi nostri quondam comitis de Widde"[313].  Gottfried [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERHARD [II] von Eppstein (-after 28 Nov 1240).  A charter dated 19 Dec 1223 records the settlement of a dispute between Stift St Stephan and "Gerhardum et Godfridum fratres de Eppensteyn" about property at Josbach, Schlossborn and Hausen[314]"Sifridus sacri imperii per Germaniam Archi-Cancellarius, Arnoldus major prepositus Trevirensis, Bruno de Braunsberg, Thidericus de Isenburg, Godefridus et Grerardus de Eppenstein" reached agreement concerning the inheritance "ex matruum vel avunculorum nostrorum de Wieden, feodaque avunculi nostri Lotharii comitis de Wieden" by charter dated 21 Nov 1240[315]m ---.  The name of Gerhard´s wife is not known.  Gerhard & his wife had two children: 

i)          GERHARD [III] von Eppstein (-1252).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He is named as deceased in the 17 Mar 1278 charter of his brother Werner Archbishop of Mainz, quoted below.  m ELISABETH von Nassau, daughter of HEINRICH [II] "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mechtild van Gelre (-after 6 Jan 1295).  The charter dated 16 Dec 1255, which records that "Walleramus et Ottho comites de Nassowe fratres" divided their lands, acknowledged a debt between "dominus Walramus" and "sorori sue domine E. relicte…G. de Eppinsten" and names "patre suo comite Henrico bone memorie"[316].  A charter dated 19 Mar 1270 records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[317].  Werner Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between "nos, nobilem dominam Elizabet relictam olim Gerhardi fratris nostri, filiam et nepotes ipsius" and “Gotfridum de Eppenstein patruum nostrum et Godefridum filium ipsius”, naming “Heinricum comitem de Wilnauwe et Wernherum de Falckenstein consanguineos nostros”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1278[318]Gerhard [III] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       GERHARD [IV] von Eppstein (-before 1269).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

(b)       ELISABETH von Eppstein (-1271, before 24 Mar, bur Kloster Lorsch)Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 19 Mar 1270 which records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[319]m as his first wife, EBERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [IV] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegunde --- (-24 Aug 1311, bur Kloster Eberbach). 

(c)       MECHTILD von Eppstein (-after 5 Jan [1286])Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 19 Mar 1270 which records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[320].  “Mechtildis relicta Bopponis comitis de Wertheim” founded an anniversary in Kloster Gerlachsheim, for the soul of “domini mei B.”, with the consent of “W. de Eberstein generi mei et Rudolfi comitis de Wertheim...sororii mei”, by charter dated 1281[321].  "Mechtildis relicta quondam Bopponis comitis de Wertheim" sold property in Waldenhausen to Kloster Brombach, with the consent of "Wolfradi de Eberstein generi mei et filiarum mearum", by charter dated Jun 1283, witnessed by "Conradus de Eisteten dictus --- gener eius, Engelhardus dictus juxta cemiterium dictus Schollbrunne et dictus Cnappe gener eiusdeme…"[322]"Mathildis relicta quondam Bopponis comits de Wertheim" sold "curtem nostram in Bettenkeim" to the church of Aschaffenburg, with the consent of "Wolfradi de Eberstein generi nostri et Rudolfi comitis de Werthem sororii nostri" by charter dated Nov 1284[323]"Rudolfus comes de Wertheim" sold property “in Kyrsevord”, with the consent of “Machtildis coniugis nostre et Machtildis relicte quondam Bopponis comitis fratris nostri”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1285 (O.S.?)[324]m BOPPO [IV] Graf von Wertheim, son of BOPPO [III] Graf von Wertheim & his wife Kunigunde von Reineck (-before 1281). 

ii)         WERNER von Eppstein (-Aschaffenburg 2 Apr 1284, bur Mainz Cathedral)Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1249.  Werner Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between "nos, nobilem dominam Elizabet relictam olim Gerhardi fratris nostri, filiam et nepotes ipsius" and “Gotfridum de Eppenstein patruum nostrum et Godefridum filium ipsius”, naming “Heinricum comitem de Wilnauwe et Wernherum de Falckenstein consanguineos nostros”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1278[325]

b)         SIEGFRIED von Eppstein (-Bingen 9 Mar 1249, bur Mainz Cathedral)"Sifridus sacri imperii per Germaniam Archi-Cancellarius, Arnoldus major prepositus Trevirensis, Bruno de Braunsberg, Thidericus de Isenburg, Godefridus et Grerardus de Eppenstein" reached agreement concerning the inheritance "ex matruum vel avunculorum nostrorum de Wieden, feodaque avunculi nostri Lotharii comitis de Wieden" by charter dated 21 Nov 1240[326]Archbishop of Mainz 1230. 

c)         GOTTFRIED [II] von Eppstein (-[15 Mar/30 Oct] 1278, bur Mainz St Stephan).  A charter dated 19 Dec 1223 records the settlement of a dispute between Stift St Stephan and "Gerhardum et Godfridum fratres de Eppensteyn" about property at Josbach, Schlossborn and Hausen[327]

-        see below

2.         SIEGFRIED von Eppstein (-Erfurt 9 Sep 1230, bur Erfurt).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Archbishop of Mainz 1200. 

 

 

GOTTFRIED [II] von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Herr von Eppstein & his wife --- von Wied (-[15 Mar/30 Oct] 1278, bur Mainz St Stephan).  A charter dated 19 Dec 1223 records the settlement of a dispute between Stift St Stephan and "Gerhardum et Godfridum fratres de Eppensteyn" about property at Josbach, Schlossborn and Hausen[328]"Sifridus sacri imperii per Germaniam Archi-Cancellarius, Arnoldus major prepositus Trevirensis, Bruno de Braunsberg, Thidericus de Isenburg, Godefridus et Grerardus de Eppenstein" reached agreement concerning the inheritance "ex matruum vel avunculorum nostrorum de Wieden, feodaque avunculi nostri Lotharii comitis de Wieden" by charter dated 21 Nov 1240[329].  “Godefridus de Eppinstein, Reinhardus de Hagenowe” presided over a hearing in Kesselstadt regarding a dispute involving Kloster Rossdorf by charter dated 22 Feb 1247[330].  Herr von ½ Grafschaft Wied: "Otto…comes Palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" granted "cometiam vacantem…Wieden" to "domino Gotfrido…comiti de Eppinstein" by charter dated 10 Aug 1252[331]"G. nobilis senior domnus de Eppinstein item G. filius eiusdem" confirmed the donation to Abtei Romersdorf made by "pie memorie domni Lotharii avunculi nostri quondam comitis de Widde" by charter dated 6 Dec 1263[332]A charter dated 19 Mar 1270 records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[333]Godefridus senior de Eppinstein et Elysa collateralis nostra” confirmed the donation of property “in Mittelelnliederbach” to Kloster Schönau by charter dated 1272[334]

m ELISABETH von Isenburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg & his wife Irmengard ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 28 Oct 1263 under which "Gerlacus dominus de Lympurch" noted that "custodes seu uigiles in turri de Cleberg" swore hommage to "sororio nostro Godefrido domino de Eppinstein et Godefrido filio suo"[335].  “Godefridus senior de Eppinstein et Elysa collateralis nostra” confirmed the donation of property “in Mittelelnliederbach” to Kloster Schönau by charter dated 1272[336].  "Godefridus domnus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Kloster Marienrode, as proposed by "bone memorie Godefridus pater noster domnus de Eppenstein et Lysa eius uxor mater nostra", by charter dated Apr 1280[337]

Gottfried [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED [III] von Eppstein (-after 4 Sep 1294).  "G. nobilis senior domnus de Eppinstein item G. filius eiusdem" confirmed the donation to Abtei Romersdorf made by "pie memorie domni Lotharii avunculi nostri quondam comitis de Widde" by charter dated 6 Dec 1263[338]A charter dated 19 Mar 1270 records an agreement between "Godefridus senior et Godefridus junior filius noster domini de Eppinstein" and "E--- de Catzenelnbogen et Bopponem de Wertheim comites, uxores suas matremque ipsarum" relating to "bonis feodalibus ex obitu Gerhardi de Eppinstein, nostri consanguinei" in accordance with the arbitration of "Dyetheri comitis de Catzenelnbogen et Wolfframi sculteti de Franckinfurt" transferring money to "Elizabet socrui predictorum comitum nomine dotis sue"[339]"Godefridus de Eppenstein junior" donated a serf to Kloster Alten-Münster in Mainz, with the consent of "Mechthildis nostre collateralis", by charter dated May 1277, in the presence of "Dni Godefridi patris nostri"[340].  "Godefridus dominus de Eppenstein" sold "medie partis castri Widen" to "dominum Brunonem de Brunsberg et eius collateralem dominam Isaldim", retaining the usufruct for the life of "domino Gerhardo archidiacono Trevirensi fratre nostro", by charter dated 9 Nov 1278[341].  "Godefridus domnus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Kloster Marienrode, as proposed by "bone memorie Godefridus pater noster domnus de Eppenstein et Lysa eius uxor mater nostra", by charter dated Apr 1280[342].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Worms St Martinstift, with the consent of "generi nostri Rubini de Coverna, Syfridi filii nostri", for the souls of "parentum nostrorum Godefridi et Lyse et Mechtildis conjugis nostre", by charter dated 30 Nov 1281[343]"Godefridus de Eppenstein" granted Schloß Braubach, with the consent of "Syfridi, Godefridi et Gerhardi filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 17 Oct 1283[344]m firstly MECHTILD von Isenburg, daughter of BRUNO [II] von Isenburg Herr von ½ Grafschaft Wied & his wife --- (-[1 Sep 1279/28 Mar 1280]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Godefridus de Eppenstein junior" donated a serf to Kloster Alten-Münster in Mainz, with the consent of "Mechthildis nostre collateralis", by charter dated May 1277, in the presence of "Dni Godefridi patris nostri"[345].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Worms St Martinstift, with the consent of "generi nostri Rubini de Coverna, Syfridi filii nostri", for the souls of "parentum nostrorum Godefridi et Lyse et Mechtildis conjugis nostre", by charter dated 30 Nov 1281[346]m secondly as her first husband, SETZELE, daughter of HEINRICH Fleming & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified.   She married secondly Konrad von Sulzbach.  Gottfried [III] & his first wife had five children: 

a)         SIEGFRIED von Eppstein (-after 10 Apr 1316).  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Worms St Martinstift, with the consent of "generi nostri Rubini de Coverna, Syfridi filii nostri", for the souls of "parentum nostrorum Godefridi et Lyse et Mechtildis conjugis nostre", by charter dated 30 Nov 1281[347]"Godefridus de Eppenstein" granted Schloß Braubach, with the consent of "Syfridi, Godefridi et Gerhardi filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 17 Oct 1283[348].  "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[349].  "Syfridus de Eppenstein et Ysengardis eius collateralis" sold property “in opido Aschaffenb.” by charter dated 10 Apr 1316[350]m ISENGARD von Falkenstein, daughter of WERNER von Falkenstein Herr von Münzenberg & his wife Mechtild von Diez (-after 10 Apr 1316).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[351].  "Syfridus de Eppenstein et Ysengardis eius collateralis" sold property “in opido Aschaffenb.” by charter dated 10 Apr 1316[352].  Siegfried & his wife had one child: 

i)          GOTTFRIED [IV] von Eppstein (-[9 Nov 1341/3 Jun 1342]).  "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[353]

-         see below[354]

b)         ELISABETH von Eppstein (-after 1320).  The marriage contract between "Godfridus de Eppinstein" and "Fridericus de Coverna et Novi Castri dominus…et uxoris mee Irmengardis" for the marriage of "pueros nostros Robinum et Lysam…seniori filia mea" is dated [end-May/early Jun] 1272, and names "Godefridus de Eppinstein…fideiussores…Gerhardus frater meus archidiaconus Treverensis…"[355].  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" donated revenue from property at Brey to Worms St Martinstift, with the consent of "generi nostri Rubini de Coverna, Syfridi filii nostri", for the souls of "parentum nostrorum Godefridi et Lyse et Mechtildis conjugis nostre", by charter dated 30 Nov 1281[356]m (contract [end-May/early Jun] 1272) RUBIN von Covern, son of FRIEDRICH von Covern & his wife Irmengard --- (-1302). 

c)         GOTTFRIED (-8 Oct 1329).  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" granted Schloß Braubach, with the consent of "Syfridi, Godefridi et Gerhardi filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 17 Oct 1283[357]

d)         GERHARD [V] von Eppstein (-after 1294)"Godefridus de Eppenstein" granted Schloß Braubach, with the consent of "Syfridi, Godefridi et Gerhardi filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 17 Oct 1283[358]m ([1 Dec 1294]) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Hessen, widow of WILHELM Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen [later Fürst] & his second wife Mechtild von Kleve ([1276]-after 6 Jul 1306).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified. 

e)         MECHTILD von Eppstein (-before 1303).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (before 13 Mar 1287) as his first wife, PHILIPP [III] von Falkenstein, son of WERNER von Falkenstein & his wife Mechtild von Diez (-after 2 Apr 1322). 

2.         GERHARD von Eppstein (-25 Feb 1305, bur Mainz Cathedral).  The marriage contract between "Godfridus de Eppinstein" and "Fridericus de Coverna et Novi Castri dominus…et uxoris mee Irmengardis" for the marriage of "pueros nostros Robinum et Lysam…seniori filia mea" is dated [end-May/early Jun] 1272, and names "Godefridus de Eppinstein…fideiussores…Gerhardus frater meus archidiaconus Treverensis…"[359].  Archdeacon of Trier.  "Gerhardus de Eppstein…archidiaconus Trevirensis…" confirmed a sale of property in Klingelbach to Kloster Bleidenstadt by charter dated 11 Jan 1276[360]Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1289.  Gerhard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that "Ulricus et Philippus fratres domini de Valckenstein consanguinei nostri" exchanged property with "Katherine relicti Wernheri quondam dicti Rode de Rudinsheim" by charter dated 4 Jul 1299[361]

 

 

GOTTFRIED [IV] von Eppstein, son of SIEGFRIED von Eppstein & his wife Isengard von Falkenstein (-[9 Nov 1341/3 Jun 1342]).  "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[362]

m LORETTA von Daun, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

Gottfried [IV] & his wife had children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED von Eppstein (-before 9 Oct 1341).  “Godefret von Eppinstein der iunge und Lucart unser...frauwe, etzwanne dochter hern Eberhartyes von Bruberg” granted “unse teil des Sales zu Frankenvord”, naming “schenken Cunraten von Erpach und sinen sun Cunraden”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1333[363].  “Gotfried jungherre von Eppinstein und Luckart von Bruberg unser...frauwe” noted that “Conczelin von Winsperg unser...Godfrids stiffsone und myner...Luckart rechter sone” was brought up in Frankfurt, and agreed to compensate “Gotfrid herre zu Eppinstein unser vater und bule” for related costs, by charter dated 12 Mar 1333[364]m as her second husband, LUCKARD von Breuberg, widow of KONRAD [VI] von Weinsberg, daughter of EBERHARD von Breuberg & his wife Mechtild von Waldeck (-after 1365).  Emperor Ludwig III Duke of Bavaria enfeoffed “medietatem castri Erpach” to “Ebirhardo de Bruberg”, and consented to dower granted to “Mechtildi uxori sue...ac Elizabet et Luckardi filiabus suis” with the consent of “Conradus Pincerna de Erpach coheres predicti Ebirhardi in dicto castro”, by charter dated 4 Dec 1320[365].  Heinrich Abbot of Fulda confirmed that, after the death of “felicis recordationis quondam...Ebirhardus de Bruberg”, his fiefs were inherited by “Mechtilde relicta eiusdem Ebirhardi nec non Elisabeth et Lickardis filiabus suis”, with the agreement of “Rudolfo comiti de Wertheim marito Elisabeth supradicta”, by charter dated 5 May 1324[366].  “Die Brüder Konrad mit seiner Gattin Luitgard, Engelhard sen. und jun.” donated property “in Oedheim...auf Burg Herbotstein” to Kloster Schönthal by charter dated 1328[367].  “Konrad [von Weinsberg], seine Gattin Luitgard von Breuberg, Engelhard canonicus in Würzburg und seinen Bruder Engelhard” donated “[die] Kirche in Sindringen” to Kloster Schönthal, with the consent of “Mechtild der Schwester Konrads [the donor] und der Töchter Konrads Luitgard und Elisabeth”, by charter dated 28 Jan 1328[368].  “Gotfrid herre zu Eppenstein und Luckart die junge frowe von Eppenstein, Gotfrides seligen von Eppenstein dez jungen wittibe” sold “daz virteyl an Bruberch” to “Graf Rudolfen zu Wertheim, frawen Elsen siner...wirtinne”, with the consent of “di jungen von Eppenstein Gotfrid und Eberhart, des egenanten Gotfrids...und...Luckarten sun...unserm sun Chunrad von Winsperch”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1341[369].  “Luckard Jung vrouwe zu Eppenstein” sold property “zu Brombach”, with the consent of “unsers Sunes hern Cunrades heren zu Winsperg”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1356[370].  Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bein Rhein confirmed a settlement between “Conrad und Eberhard Gebruder Schenck zu Erpach” and “Luckart von Eppenstein Conrad Herrn zu Wynsperg und Eberhart Herrn zu Eppenstein der obgemelten Frauwen Luckarts Sonen” relating to rights at Erbach by charter dated 1365[371].  Gottfried & his wife had two children: 

a)         GOTTFRIED von Eppstein (-[28 Apr 1355/28 Mar 1357]).  Gotfrid herre zu Eppenstein und Luckart die junge frowe von Eppenstein, Gotfrides seligen von Eppenstein dez jungen wittibe” sold “daz virteyl an Bruberch” to “Graf Rudolfen zu Wertheim, frawen Elsen siner...wirtinne”, with the consent of “di jungen von Eppenstein Gotfrid und Eberhart, des egenanten Gotfrids...und...Luckarten sun...unserm sun Chunrad von Winsperch”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1341[372]

b)         EBERHARD von Eppstein (-[28 May/16 Oct] 1391).  “Gotfrid herre zu Eppenstein und Luckart die junge frowe von Eppenstein, Gotfrides seligen von Eppenstein dez jungen wittibe” sold “daz virteyl an Bruberch” to “Graf Rudolfen zu Wertheim, frawen Elsen siner...wirtinne”, with the consent of “di jungen von Eppenstein Gotfrid und Eberhart, des egenanten Gotfrids...und...Luckarten sun...unserm sun Chunrad von Winsperch”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1341[373].  Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bein Rhein confirmed a settlement between “Conrad und Eberhard Gebruder Schenck zu Erpach” and “Luckart von Eppenstein Conrad Herrn zu Wynsperg und Eberhart Herrn zu Eppenstein der obgemelten Frauwen Luckarts Sonen” relating to rights at Erbach by charter dated 1365[374]m firstly (before 1361) as her second husband, AGNES von Nassau-Wiesbaden, widow of WERNER [IV] Graf von Wittgenstein, daughter of ADOLF I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden & his wife Margareta von Nürnberg (-1376).  m secondly LIUTGARD von Falkenstein, daughter of PHILIPP [VI] Herr von Falkenstein und Münzenberg & his second wife Agnes von Falkenstein ([1357]-after 28 May 1391).  Heiress of Königstein.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: "Anna von Falkenstein etzwanne Grafynne zu Schwartzburg", on her deathbed, donated property to "dem Spietal zum Hane", with the consent of “Wernher Ertzbischoff zu Trier, Herren der Graffschafft und Herrschafft zu Falkenstein und zu Mintzenberg unsern...Bruder und...Bernhard Grauen zu Solmisse unsern...Neuen und...Gotfrid und Eberhard Herren zu Eppenstein unsere...Neuen”, by charter dated 24 Jan 1410[375].  "Gotfrid und Euerhardt Gebrudere Herrin zu Eppinstein" renounced rights to two-thirds of the Falkenstein inheritance by charter dated early Jun 1419[376].  Eberhard & his first wife had children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED von Eppstein (-1437).  "Gotfrid und Euerhardt Gebrudere Herrin zu Eppinstein" renounced rights to two-thirds of the Falkenstein inheritance by charter dated early Jun 1419[377].  “Herman Herre zu Rodenstein, Johan und Engelhard sin Sone” acknowledged obligations to "unser...Neuen Gotfride und Eberharts Hern zu Eppensteyn Gebruder" relating to "Dorffer...Mittelseemen und Nyderseemen" by charter dated early Sep 1422[378].  Konrad Archbishop of Mainz granted “eynem halben Vierteil...zu Brachta” to "Gotfrid und Eberhart Gebrudere Herren zu Eppenstein unsere...Neuen" by charter dated 17 Sep 1433[379].  The Rodenstein family also owned part of Brachta.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gottfried’s wife has not been identified.  Gottfried & his wife had children: 

(a)       GOTTFRIED von Eppstein (-28 Feb 1437)m (1401) JUTTA von Nassau-Dillenburg-Diez, daughter of ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his first wife Jutta von Diez (-2 Aug 1424).  Heiress of half Diez.  Gottfried & his wife had children: 

(1)       GOTTFRIED von Eppstein (-1466)m MARGARETA von Hanau, daughter of REINHARD Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg & his wife Katharina von Nassau-Bilstein (-1441).  Gottfried & his wife had children: 

a.         GOTTFRIED von Eppstein (-1522).  He sold half the Herrschaft Eppstein to Hessen. 

Eberhard & his second wife had children: 

ii)         EBERHARD von Eppstein (-1443).  Herr von Eppstein und Königstein.  "Gotfrid und Euerhardt Gebrudere Herrin zu Eppinstein" renounced rights to two-thirds of the Falkenstein inheritance by charter dated early Jun 1419[380]

-         see below

 

 

EBERHARD von Eppstein, son of EBERHARD Herr von Eppstein & his second wife Agnes von Nassau (-1443).  Herr von Eppstein und Königstein.  "Gotfrid und Euerhardt Gebrudere Herrin zu Eppinstein" renounced rights to two-thirds of the Falkenstein inheritance by charter dated early Jun 1419[381].  “Herman Herre zu Rodenstein, Johan und Engelhard sin Sone” acknowledged obligations to "unser...Neuen Gotfride und Eberharts Hern zu Eppensteyn Gebruder" relating to "Dorffer...Mittelseemen und Nyderseemen" by charter dated early Sep 1422[382].  Konrad Archbishop of Mainz granted “eynem halben Vierteil...zu Brachta” to "Gotfrid und Eberhart Gebrudere Herren zu Eppenstein unsere...Neuen" by charter dated 17 Sep 1433[383]

m --- von Cronberg, daughter of WALTER Herr von Cronberg & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

Eberhard & his wife had children: 

1.         EBERHARD von Eppstein (-[17 Nov/24 Dec] 1466)Herr von Eppstein und Königstein.  m ([1438]) ANNA von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, daughter of ADOLF [II] Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein & his wife Margareta von Baden (1421-1465).  Eberhard & his wife had children: 

a)         PHILIPP von Eppstein (-[28 Nov 1480/14 Feb 1481])Herr von Eppstein und Königstein.  m (21 Jan 1469) MARGARETA von Württemberg, daughter of ULRICH V "der Vielgeliebte" Graf von Württemberg-Stüttgart & his third wife Marguerite de Savoie (-21 Apr 1470, bur Hirzenahin Pfarrkirche)m secondly (12 Mar 1473) LOUISE de la Marck, daughter of LOUIS [I] de la Marck Seigneur de Rochefort & his wife Nicole d’Aspremont (-24 Sep 1524).  Philipp & his second wife had children: 

i)          EBERHARD von Eppstein (-1537)Herr von Eppstein und Königstein.  m KATHARINA von Weinsberg, daughter of PHILIPP von Weinsberg & his wife Anna von Stoffelsheim. 

ii)         ANNA von Eppstein )m BOTHO Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, son of --- (-1538). 

b)         MARGARETA von Eppstein (-1465)The marriage contract between “Eberhart von Eppenstein Her zu Kongstein...Margrethen unser...htmhter" and “Philips Graue zu Rienecke dem Jungen” is dated 5 Jun 1460[384]m (contract 5 Jun 1460) as his first wife, PHILIPP “der Jüngere” Graf von Rieneck, son of THOMAS Graf von Rieneck & his third wife Katharina von Hanau. 

2.         WALTER von Eppstein (-1367).  Herr von Breuberg. 

3.         LUCKARD von Eppstein (-after Aug 1462)Schenck Philips Herr von Erpach und Luckard geborn Frawe von Eppenstein sein...Gemahel” donated property to Michelstadt by charter dated 1454[385].  “Luckart von Eppenstein Schenkin von Erbach” confirmed donations to Michelstadt made by “unserm...Hußwirt seligen Schenck Philips Heren von Erpach” by charter dated late Aug 1462[386]m PHILIPP Schenk von Erbach-Fürstenau, son of KONRAD Schenk von Erbach-Fürstenau & his wife Agnes von Erbach-Michelstadt (-before Aug 1462). 

4.         MARIA von Eppstein )m JOHANN Graf von Eberstein, son of --- ). 

 

 

Wernher von Eppenstein Herre zu Mintzenberg” granted various fiefs by charter dated 1438[387]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    FALKENSTEIN, HANAU, MÜNZENBERG

 

 

 

A.      HERREN von FALKENSTEIN

 

 

PHILIPP [I] von Falkenstein, son of WERNER [III] von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg (-[4 Oct 1271/23 Feb 1272])"Wernherus de Bolandia…cum fratre meo Philippo" renounced rights over property of Kloster Ottenberg "in Bertolviswilre" by charter dated Jun 1227, witnessed by "…comite Friderico de Liningen, Godelberto de Liningen…"[388].  "Philippus senior de Valkenstein" confirmed the sale of property at Dörrmoschel by Kloster Ottenberg to "Wolframus et Heinricus…de consensu Demudis et Alheidis uxorum suarum" by charter dated 1233[389].  "Conradus comes Silvestris" settled a dispute between Kloster Otterburg and "Berthramum militem de Lonsheim" by charter dated 1240, witnessed by "Philippus de Hohenvels, Philippus de Valkenstein…"[390]"Wernherus de Bolandia et Philippus de Valkenstein" confirmed sale of revenue from property "in Meckenheim" made to Speyer by charter dated 25 Feb 1243[391]"Philippus de Falkenstein cum uxore mea Ysengart" donated property at Kirchheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Mar 1244[392].  "Philippus senior de Hohenvels…[et] collateralis nostre Elizabet" sold property at Schimsheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1246, witnessed by "Philippum de Valkenstein consanguineum nostrum…"[393]"Philips von Falkenstein" acknowledged that "unser…swager here Ulrich von Minzenberg" had granted him "Burg Kunigestein" if he died childless, by charter dated 1252[394].  "Wernherus de Bonlandia et Philippus de Valkenstein fratres" granted property to "Wolfino et Gerhardo fratribus de Oberenwaldaffe" by charter dated 5 Feb 1255[395]Reinhardus de Hagenovia, Philippus de Falckenstein, Engelhardus et Conradus fratres de Winsperg, Helwigis de Pappenheim et Henricus filius suus, Agnes de Schonenberg cum liberis suis, coheredes domini de Minzenberg” confirmed the rights of the castle and town of Münzenberg by charter dated 13 Apr 1256[396].  A charter dated 30 Jun 1256 records a settlement between "Engelhardus et Conradus fratres de Winesperg" and "consanguineis nostris Philippo de Falkenstein et Philippo nato suo" over the inheritance of "dominio Minzenberg"[397]"Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz by charter dated 1257[398].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[399].  "Philippus de Falkenstein et omnes coheredes in Minzenberg" settled a dispute involving Arnsburg monastery, naming "Ulricum sororium nostrum et Helwigim uxorem suam", by charter dated 1258[400].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[401].  "Philipp der ältere von Falkenstein" donated property "neben den Hofe Ennenkeim" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 7 Oct 1266[402].  “Philippus senior de Falkenstein cum filiis suis Philippo et Wernhero, Reinhardus de Hagenauwe, Engelhardus dominus de Winsberc et Engelhardus junior nepos eiusdem” renounced “ecclesiam parrochialem in Bickenbach...patronatus” in favour of Padenhausen by charter dated 5 Dec 1267[403].  "Ph. senior et Ph. et Wern. filii nostri de Falkensteyn" donated "parrochiam in Muschenheym" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 1270[404].  "Philippus senior de Falkenstein Imperiali auctoritate camerarius, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui...manu uxorem nostrarum Gisele...et Methildis" offered "mediam partem castri Dorfelden..." to Kloster Fulda, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 4 Oct 1271[405].  He is not named in his son’s 24 Mar 1272 charter so had presumably died before that date. 

m firstly (before Mar 1244) ISENGARD von Münzenberg, daughter of ULRICH von Münzenberg & his wife --- (-[1246]).  "Philippus de Falkenstein cum uxore mea Ysengart" donated property at Kirchheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Mar 1244[406].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[407].  Lehmann records that Isengard died before 1261[408], but she must have died much earlier assuming that her husband’s second marriage is correctly shown below. 

m secondly (after 1246) ---, widow of KONRAD Schenk von Klingenberg, daughter of --- (-after 4 Mar 1260).  This second marriage is indicated by the apparently contradictory sources in which the wife of Konrad von Bickenbach is called (1) daughter of Philipp [I] von Falkenstein and (2) Guda von Klingenberg (see below).  Grüsner’s suggested solution is that Philipp’s known Münzenberg wife married Konrad von Klingenberg as her first husband, and that their daughter Guda was brought up by her stepfather after her mother’s second marriage[409].  This suggestion must be incorrect as Konrad von Klingenberg was recorded as living in 1246[410], when Philipp was already married to Isengard von Münzenberg.  In addition, it does not satisfactorily explain Guda’s inheritance of Falkenstein property, which is shown by the charter quoted below.  A better explanation is that Philipp [I] married, as his second wife, Konrad von Klingenberg’s widow.  Guda’s mother may have succeeded to her first husband’s estates, assuming the couple died childless, which she passed to her daughter by her second marriage.  She was alive at the time of the following charter of her son-in-law: “Conradus de Bickenbach et uxor mea Gutta filia illius de Valckenstein” sold revenue “in Rollebach”, owed by “socrus mea relicta quondam Cunradi pincerne de Clingenberc”, by charter dated 4 Mar 1260[411]

Philipp [I] & his first wife had two children: 

1.         PHILIPP [II] von Falkenstein “senior” (-[1291/Jul 1293]).  A charter dated 30 Jun 1256 records a settlement between "Engelhardus et Conradus fratres de Winesperg" and "consanguineis nostris Philippo de Falkenstein et Philippo nato suo" over the inheritance of "dominio Minzenberg"[412]"Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz by charter dated 1257[413].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[414].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[415].  "Philippus et Wernherus germani dominique de Valkenstein" sold property at Kallstadt to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 1264[416].  "Ph. senior et Ph. et Wern. filii nostri de Falkensteyn" donated "parrochiam in Muschenheym" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 1270[417].  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[418].  "Philippus senior de Falkenstein Imperiali auctoritate camerarius, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui...manu uxorem nostrarum Gisele...et Methildis" offered "mediam partem castri Dorfelden..." to Kloster Fulda, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 4 Oct 1271[419].  "Philippus de Mincenberg" sold "decimam suam et vineam in Nerstein" by charter dated 24 Feb 1272[420].  “Ludowicus...comes Palatinus Reni, Dux Bawarie” noted that [her husband] “Philippo de Falkenstein imperalis aule camerario” had sold “castrum Cube [Caub]...”, with the consent of “uxoris sue Gisele consanguinee nostre”, by charter dated 11 Apr 1277[421].  "Ph de Myntzenberg sive de Falkensteine" confirmed an agreement between "G[erlacus] de Bruberg…[et] G. de Brunecken" by charter dated 6 Jan 1284[422].  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres domini in Mintzenberg" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 3 Apr 1289[423].  "Hern Philips vonn Falckenstein" is named in a charter dated “ann dem Ersten Montag vor unnser Frauwen Tag” 1291[424].  He is not named in his brother’s charter dated early Jul 1293, quoted below, so was presumably deceased at the time.  m (before 1 Oct 1270) GISELA, daughter of --- (-after 10 Nov 1285).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.   She is named “consanguinea” of Ludwig II Duke of Bavaria in the 11 Apr 1277 charter quoted above.  Her involvement, together with the wife of her husband’s brother Mechtild, in the 4 Oct 1271 charter quoted below suggests that the two wives may have had some direct interest in the property donated and may have been related to each other.  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[425].  "Philippus senior de Falkenstein Imperiali auctoritate camerarius, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui...manu uxorem nostrarum Gisele...et Methildis" offered "mediam partem castri Dorfelden..." to Kloster Fulda, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 4 Oct 1271[426].  "Philippus de Falckenstein dominus in Minzenberg, imperialis aule camerarius et Gysela...uxor sua" donated “decime...in Hillensheim...quod cum de percepcione thelonei in Cuba [Caub]” to Mainz by charter dated 10 Nov 1285[427].  Philipp [II] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         ULRICH von Falkenstein (-[4 Jul 1299/1 Nov 1300]).  "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et sue coniugi Alheydi comitisse" acquired property "in Ouendam" by charter dated to [1290/99][428].  Gerhard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that "Ulricus et Philippus fratres domini de Valckenstein consanguinei nostri" exchanged property with "Katherine relicti Wernheri quondam dicti Rode de Rudinsheim" by charter dated 4 Jul 1299[429].  The abbess of Padenshusen confirmed the donation made by "bone memorie dominus Ulricus de Falkenstein" with the consent of "domini Philippi fratris eiusdem" by charter dated 1 Nov 1300[430]m ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et sue coniugi Alheydi comitisse" acquired property "in Ouendam" by charter dated to [1290/99][431]

b)         PHILIPP [IV] von Falkenstein “junior”, [“senior” after 1322?] (-after 1327).  "Wernherum de Falckenstein et filium nostrum Philippum" reached agreement with "nostrum consanguineum Ulricum de Hagenaw" concerning "patronatus ecclesie in Markebel" by charter dated 22 Jan 1298[432].  Gerlach Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that "Ulricus et Philippus fratres domini de Valckenstein consanguinei nostri" exchanged property with "Katherine relicti Wernheri quondam dicti Rode de Rudinsheim" by charter dated 4 Jul 1299[433].  The abbess of Padenshusen confirmed the donation made by "bone memorie dominus Ulricus de Falkenstein" with the consent of "domini Philippi fratris eiusdem" by charter dated 1 Nov 1300[434].  "Philippus de Falkenstein dominus in Mynzinberg, imperialis aulæ camerarius, quondam filius Philippi senioris, et Udelhildis collaterales" donated property "in campis villæ Wolvirsheym sito" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 12 Mar 1302[435].  "Gottfridus et Conradus filius quondam Philippi de Bikenbach" sold property to "dominis Philippo et Philippo de Falkenstein dominis de Mynzenberg nostris consanguineis" by charter dated 10 Nov 1302[436].  Peter Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the succession of "Philippi de Falkenstein senioris…Udilhildi uxori nobilis viri Philippi de Falkenstein junioris et suis filiabus" in "villam…Heckesheim…Vizenowe…Vilzebach…in Langen…" by charter dated 10 Oct 1313[437].  It is possible that Philipp [IV], until then called “junior”, was known as “senior” after the death of his cousin Philipp [III] after 1322.  Lehmann records that Philipp von Falkenstein exchanged the churches at Bensheim und Nauheim with Mainz Cathedral by charter dated 1327[438]m firstly [--- von Ziegenhain, daughter of LUDWIG [II] Graf von Ziegenhain & his wife Sophie von der Mark] (-before 1302).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document, assuming that “sororius” can be interpreted in its strict sense of brother-in-law: "Philippus de Falkinstein" agreed payments to “Engelbertus comes de Ciginhain...sororium nostrum” by charter dated 18 Sep 1299[439]m secondly (before 12 Mar 1302) UDELHILD, daughter of --- (-after 13 Jul 1310).  "Philippus de Falkenstein dominus in Mynzinberg, imperialis aulæ camerarius, quondam filius Philippi senioris, et Udelhildis collaterales" donated property "in campis villæ Wolvirsheym sito" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 12 Mar 1302[440].  “Philippus iunior de Falckenstein dominus in Mynzinberg Imperalis Aule Camerarius...nosterque consanguineus Philippus” sold “decimam in Hobe gulle”, with the consent of “Udilhildis coniugis nostre...dicti consanguinei nostri Philippi ac Wernheri filii eiusdem”, by charter dated mid-May 1304[441].  "Philippus de Valckenstein dominus in Minzinberg dictus iunior Imperialis Aule camerarius nec non Udelhildis collateralis nostra" sold property to Ilbenstadt, with the consent of “Philippi etiam domini in Minzenberg nostri consanguinei”, by charter dated 13 Jul 1310[442]m thirdly (after 1310) JOHANNA [von Dune] [von Saarwerden?], daughter of --- (-after 1347).  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Philipp’s third wife has not been identified, but her family origin is suggested by the name of her sister in the 1347 charter quoted below.  Her husband’s identity is established by the following document: "Johanna Frauwe von Falkenstein" donated property, for the soul of "unsers Herren Philips selgen", by charter dated 8 Jul 1346[443].  Her husband could not have been Philipp [V], shown below, whose wife was recorded as Elisabeth.  The only difficulty with identifying him as Philipp [IV] is the 1347 charter which names Johanna “die Eldeste”.  One solution would be if Philipp [IV] was called “senior” after the 1322 death of his cousin Philipp [III] “senior”.  No primary source has been found which verifies this speculation, and in any case a “senior/junior” qualification for Philipp [IV] may not have been deemed necessary at the time as his contemporary was his cousin Kuno [II] not another Philipp.  "Johanne Frawe von Falkinsteyn die Eldeste" founded anniversaries in Kloster Padenhausen, with property “zu Sprendelingen”, for “unser Suster Gyselin von Dune, und Schonetten u. Margareten unsern Dochtern” by charter dated 1347[444].  Despite Johanna naming her husband “Philips” in the 8 Jul 1346 charter quoted above, Lehmann names “Johanna von Saarwerden” as second wife of Kuno von Falkenstein [first cousin of Philipp von Falkenstein “junior”, see below][445].  His reconstruction of the Falkenstein family is confused, but presumably he was referring to the same person as the wife of Philipp [IV].  A primary source which verifies any connection with Saarwerden has not been found.  Philipp [IV] & his [first/second/third] wife had children: 

i)          PHILIPP [V] von Falkenstein “the eldest” (-1343).  "Philipps von Falckenstein Herre zu Münzenberg" agreed with "Herrn Luthere Herren zu Isenburg unserm Neuen umd unser Marcke, die zu Howissel und zu Cleeberg horet" relating to his properties by charter dated 12 May 1334[446].  "Philipps von Falckenstein der Aldeste, Philipps und Cune Gebrüdere die Jungsten von Falckenstein Herren zu Münzenberg" established the rights of "unsern Hoff zu Bergen" by charter dated [Apr] 1335[447].  “Philips von Falkenstein herre zu Myntzenberg...und Else unse...husfrauwe” sold property “zu Waldirtheim und zu Welginsheim” to Kloster Erbach by charter dated 21 May 1338[448]m ELISABETH, daughter of ---. “Philips von Falkenstein herre zu Myntzenberg...und Else unse...husfrauwe” sold property “zu Waldirtheim und zu Welginsheim” to Kloster Erbach by charter dated 21 May 1338[449].   "Reynhard Herre zu Westirburch und Behte unser...Husfrauwe" mortgaged "unser Teil dez Dorfes zo Dodenhofen zo Drieych" to “Philipse von Falkensteyn unserm Swager und Bruder und Frauwen Elsen syner...Frauwen” by charter dated early Dec 1349[450].  Presumably this charter is misdated as by that time Reinhard von Westerburg was married to his second wife.  "Philipps Herre zu Falckenstein und zu Mintzenberg" donated property to Kloster Aldenburg, naming “Hern Philipps unsern Fader seligen und Elizabeth unser Muder, Ulrichs unsers Bruders, Agnesen unser Suster, und Conen unsers Federen”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1389[451].  Philipp [V] & his wife had children: 

(a)       ELISABETH von Falkenstein (-[1364/66]).  The primary source which names her father has not been identified, but the estimated birth date of her husband suggests that Elisabeth must have been the daughter of Philipp [V] von Falkenstein.  Wilhelm Archbishop of Köln granted property "in villa...Seckbach" to "nobilis viri Gerlaci de Limpurg consanguinei...nostri, Else de Falckenstein conthorali sue" by charter dated 6 Jan 1357[452].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 2 Apr of "Dominus Gerlacus dominus Lympurgensis" and his burial "in Choro" and "uxor eius Domina Elizabet de Falkenstein"[453]m (before 1357) GERLACH von Isenburg-Limburg, son of GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his second wife Kunigunde von Wertheim ([after 1323]-2 Apr [1365/66], bur Limburg Franciscans). 

(b)       ULRICH von Falkenstein (-killed in battle Assenheim 20 Mar 1365).  "Philipps Herre zu Falckenstein und zu Mintzenberg" donated property to Kloster Aldenburg, naming “Hern Philipps unsern Fader seligen und Elizabeth unser Muder, Ulrichs unsers Bruders, Agnesen unser Suster, und Conen unsers Federen”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1389[454]

(c)       PHILIPP [VII] von Falkenstein “the youngest” (-18 Jan 1410).  A charter dated Oct 1350 records an arbitration involving "Junchern Johann und Junchern Phillipsen dem Jungesten von Falkenstein Herren zu Minzenberg"[455].  Herr von Falkenstein und Münzenberg.  "Philips von Falkenstein Herre zu Myntzenberg" agreed an alliance with "Rudolff und Frederich Ritter und Wolff von Sassenhusen Brudere" concerning “das Huß Turn Falkenstein” by charter dated 10 Aug 1383, sealed by “Cune...Erzbischoffe zu Trire...wyllen des...Philips von Falkenstein Hern zu Minczenberg unsers...Neuen[456].  "Philipps Herre zu Falckenstein und zu Mintzenberg" donated property to Kloster Aldenburg, naming “Hern Philipps unsern Fader seligen und Elizabeth unser Muder, Ulrichs unsers Bruders, Agnesen unser Suster, und Conen unsers Federen”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1389[457].  "Philipps Herren zu Mintzenberg und Jungherrn Philipps von Falckenstein Herren zu Mintzenberg" acquired "Petterswyle" from Fulda by charter dated Oct 1390[458]Graf von Falkenstein 1398.  "Philipps Graue zu Falckenstein Herre zu Mintzinberg und Philipps von Falckenstein Herre zu Mintzinberg" acknowledged certain debts by charter dated late Aug 1401[459].  Resigned 1407.  m firstly (contract late Aug 1344, late Nov 1354) MARGARETA von Sponheim, daughter of WALRAM Graf von Sponheim & his wife Elisabeth von Katzenelnbogen.  Lehmann records the marriage contract between Philipp von Falkenstein (whom he identifies as Philipp [VI], see below) and “Margaretha eine Gräfin von Spanheim”, dated late Aug 1344, and another charter date late Nov 1354 under which her father Walram confirmed her dowry[460]m secondly (contract 23 Feb 1374, 15 Mar 1375) MARGARETA von der Mark, daughter of ENGELBERT [III] Graf von der Mark & his first wife Richardis von Jülich (-[26 Apr 1395/14 Oct 1406]).  The marriage contract between "Engilbrecht Greue zu der Marken und Richarde sine...Huysfrauwe...Grete unser Dochter" and "Philipse Hern zu Falkensteyn und zu Mintzenberg" is dated 23 Feb 1374 (presumably O.S.), sealed by “Euerhard von der Marcken Hirn zu Arberg[461]

(d)       AGNES von Falkenstein (-28 Sep 1380).  "Eckele von Hatzfelt Burger zu Franckfurd..." returned property to "Jungher Philipsen von Falkinstein Elidiste Herre zu Minzinbirgk und...Angnyse sine..:Wirten" by charter dated 1363[462].  "Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe" confirmed an agreement, made by "unsir Fatter selige Her Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe", concerning “die Kirchen zu Margkebel” with “unsir Nyfftel Agnes von Valkinstein Frauwe zu Myntzenberg...un Philips von Valkinstein ir Son” by charter dated 20 Sep 1378[463].  "Philipps Herre zu Falckenstein und zu Mintzenberg" donated property to Kloster Aldenburg, naming “Hern Philipps unsern Fader seligen und Elizabeth unser Muder, Ulrichs unsers Bruders, Agnesen unser Suster, und Conen unsers Federen”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1389[464]m (before 1363) as his second wife, PHILIPP [VI] Herr von Falkenstein, son of KUNO [II] Herr von Falkenstein & his first wife Anna von Nassau-Hadamar (-[20 Dec 1372/6 Aug 1373]). 

ii)         JOHANN von Falkenstein (-26 Aug 1365).  “Cune von Falkenstein, Mompar in der herschaft unsers bruders Johannes und Philips unsers bruders Philips selgen sones” granted rights to “Pedernsheim” by charter dated 14 Feb 1345[465].  A charter dated Oct 1350 records an arbitration involving "Junchern Johann und Junchern Phillipsen dem Jungesten von Falkenstein Herren zu Minzenberg"[466].  "Johann Herre zu Westirburg und Kunegunt unser...Husfrauwe" mortgaged "unser Erben uff daz Dorff...Dodenhouen" to “unsere...Oheym Johan von Falkenstein Hirre zu Minzenberg” by charter dated 19 Apr 1358[467]

Philipp [IV] & his [third] wife had two children:

iii)        BERTHA von Falkenstein (-1342).  Her parentage is confirmed by the Dec 1349 charter quoted below from which her brother can be identified as Philipp [V] von Falkenstein.  Her marriage date suggests that her mother was her father’s third wife.  The chronology suggests her parentage as shown here but this has not been verified.  "Reynhard Herre zu Westirburch und Behte unser...Husfrauwe" mortgaged "unser Teil dez Dorfes zo Dodenhofen zo Drieych" to “Philipse von Falkensteyn unserm Swager und Bruder und Frauwen Elsen syner...Frauwen” by charter dated early Dec 1349[468].  Presumably this charter is misdated as by that time her husband was married to his second wife.  m (1331) as his first wife, REINHARD [II] Herr von Westerburg, son of SIEGFRIED Herr von Westerburg & his wife --- (-[Mar/Sep] 1353). 

iv)       KUNO von Falkenstein ([1320]-21 May 1388, bur Coblenz)Gallia Christiana records the birth in 1320 of “Cuno...patre toparcha de Falkenstein matre...Johanna comitis Saranverdæ filia” and his election as archbishop in 1362[469]Cune von Falkenstein, Mompar in der herschaft unsers bruders Johannes und Philips unsers bruders Philips selgen sones” granted rights to “Pedernsheim” by charter dated 14 Feb 1345[470]Archbishop of Trier 1362.  "Philipps Herre zu Falckenstein und zu Mintzenberg" donated property to Kloster Aldenburg, naming “...Conen unsers Federen”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1389[471].  Use of the term “Federen” [=Vetter] instead of “Oheim” in this document suggests that Kuno may have been a contemporary by age with his nephew, the donor, and considerably younger than his brothers.  If that is correct, Kuno was probably born from his father’s third marriage.  An epitaph at Coblenz records the burial of “præsulis...Cunonis geniti per Falkenstein“ who died “1388 21 Mai[472]

Philipp [IV] & his third wife had two children:

v)        SCHONETTE von Falkenstein (-[before 1370]).  "Johanne Frawe von Falkinsteyn die Eldeste" founded anniversaries in Kloster Padenhausen, with property “zu Sprendelingen”, for “unser Suster Gyselin von Dune, und Schonetten u. Margareten unsern Dochtern” by charter dated 1347[473].  The 1370 charter of her sister Margareta appears to indicate that Schonette was deceased at the time. 

vi)       MARGARETA von Falkenstein (-after 1370).  "Johanne Frawe von Falkinsteyn die Eldeste" founded anniversaries in Kloster Padenhausen, with property “zu Sprendelingen”, for “unser Suster Gyselin von Dune, und Schonetten u. Margareten unsern Dochtern” by charter dated 1347[474].  "Juncfrauwe Margrete von Falkensteyn" donated property for "unser Suster Schonetten...unser Meyt Alheyd Brawen Dochter" for good works by charter dated 1370[475]

c)         [ELISABETH von Falkenstein (-after 21 Sep 1301, maybe after 1312).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Lehmann records her parentage and [first] marriage to Gottfried Herr von Brauneck, adding that she married secondly “Herrn Reinhart von Westerburg”[476].  If that information is correct, Elisabeth’s second husband was Reinhard [I] Herr von Westerburg.  This information, which has not otherwise been verified, seems surprising considering that Elisabeth and her [first] husband were married for at least 23 years, her age therefore reducing the likelihood of having children by a second marriage.  Her [second] husband would, in addition, have been considerably younger than Elisabeth.  "Godefridus de Brunecken…collectalis nostre Elysabeth" donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 12 Dec 1279, witnessed by "frater Hermannus de Hohenloch patruus noster…"[477].  "Gotfridus de Brunecke…et Elisabet uxor nostra" sold property in Waldmannshofen to Kloster Heilsbronn, with the consent of "Andree, Gotfridi, Cunradi et Emichen filiorum nostrorum, Elizabet et Wilbirg filiarum nostrarum", by charter dated 21 Jun 1293[478].  “Gotfridus dominus de Brunecken, domina Elizabeht conthoralis nostra et Andrea filius noster” confirmed the dower granted by “Heinrico dicto de Ronnenburg, Cunegundis uxoris sue” by charter dated 21 Sep 1301, witnessed by “...Gotfridus filius noster...[479]m [firstly] (before 12 Dec 1279) as his second wife, GOTTFRIED von Hohenlohe Herr von Brauneck, son of KONRAD von Hohenlohe Herr von Brauneck & his wife --- (-1312).  [m secondly (after 1312) REINHARD [I] Herr von Westerburg, son of HEINRICH Herr von Westerburg & his wife Agnes von Isenburg (-after 22 Jul 1321, maybe after Aug 1326).] 

d)         GISELA von Falkenstein (-after 1 May 1313).  "Arrosius dominus de Bruberg et domina Gisela coniuges" acknowledged that "Philippus de Falckenstein dominus in Monzinberg iunior mei Gisele frater" had paid "de pecunia michi Gisele predicte ad...quondam Reymboldum comitem de Solmse dotis...promissa", by charter dated 1 May 1313, sealed by “Conradi comitis Irsuti et Eberhardi domini de Bruberg nostri consanguinei[480]m firstly REINBOLD [II] Graf von Solms, son of REINBOLD [I] Graf von Solms & his wife Elisabeth von Wildenburg (-[10 Mar 1305/1 Mar 1308]).  m secondly ARROSIUS Herr von Breuberg, son of --- (-after 21 Sep 1323). 

2.         WERNER von Falkenstein (-[25 Apr 1298/22 Sep 1300]).  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[481].  "Philippus de Falckenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui, Wernherus et Philippus domini de Bolandia, Gerhardus et Fridericus fratres nostri" renounced action against the city of Mainz started by "Dno Wernhero de Bolandia fratri, patruo et patri nostro" relating to the destruction of "castri in Ingelnheim…[et] in Wissenowe" by charter dated 1259[482].  "Philippus et Wernherus germani dominique de Valkenstein" sold property at Kallstadt to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 1264[483].  "Ph. senior et Ph. et Wern. filii nostri de Falkensteyn" donated "parrochiam in Muschenheym" to Arnsburg monastery by charter dated 1270[484].  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[485].  "Philippus senior de Falkenstein Imperiali auctoritate camerarius, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui...manu uxorem nostrarum Gisele...et Methildis" offered "mediam partem castri Dorfelden..." to Kloster Fulda, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 4 Oct 1271[486].  "Wernherus dictus de Falckenstein et Methildis nostra collateralis dicta de Deytz" sold "bona…in Bettenhausen" to "monialibus Fontis Sancte Marie" by charter dated 1275[487].  A charter dated 22 Nov 1276 records donations to Kloster Marienborn including the donation made by "Dominum Wernherum de Valkenstein et Mechtildim suam collateralem"[488].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein et Guda relicta…Conradi de Bickenbach soror eius" sold "medietatem advocacie in Gernsheim", belonging to "Philippus et Gotfridus nati mei Gude predicte", by charter dated 11 Feb 1283[489].  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres domini in Mintzenberg" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 3 Apr 1289[490].  "Wernherus dominus de Minzinberg" donated "monasterio in Arnspurg" to Frankfurt hospital, with the consent of "Philippi et Cunonis filiorum nostrorum et Ysenghardis filie nostre", for the soul of “Methildis beate mem. quondam collateralis nostre”, by charter dated 20 Jul 1289[491].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein dominus in Minzenberg" reached agreement with "Dietherum ac Eberhardum comites de Katzenelnbogen" concerning "aquarum piscariarium…apud Oppenheim" by charter dated early Jul 1293[492].  "Wernherum de Falckenstein et filium nostrum Philippum" reached agreement with "nostrum consanguineum Ulricum de Hagenaw" concerning "patronatus ecclesie in Markebel" by charter dated 22 Jan 1298[493]m MECHTILD von Diez, daughter of GERHARD [II] Graf von Diez & his wife Agnes --- (-3 Dec 1288).  Her involvement, together with the wife of her husband’s brother Mechtild, in the 4 Oct 1271 charter quoted below suggests that the two wives may have had some direct interest in the property donated and may have been related to each other.  Mechtild’s family origin is indicated by the 1275 charter quoted below.  "Philippus et Wernherus fratres de Minzenberg" sold property "in villa Oppoltshufen" to Kloster Engelthal, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 1 Oct 1270[494].  "Philippus senior de Falkenstein Imperiali auctoritate camerarius, Philippus et Wernherus filii sui...manu uxorem nostrarum Gisele...et Methildis" offered "mediam partem castri Dorfelden..." to Kloster Fulda, with the consent of "uxorum nostrarum Gisele et Methildis", by charter dated 4 Oct 1271[495].  "Wernherus dictus de Falckenstein et Methildis nostra collateralis dicta de Deytz" sold "bona…in Bettenhausen" to "monialibus Fontis Sancte Marie" by charter dated 1275[496].  A charter dated 22 Nov 1276 records donations to Kloster Marienborn including the donation made by "Dominum Wernherum de Valkenstein et Mechtildim suam collateralem"[497].  She is named as deceased in her husband’s 20 Jul 1289 charter.  Werner & his wife had three children: 

a)         PHILIPP [III] von Falkenstein “senior” (-after 2 Apr 1322).  "Gottfridus et Conradus filius quondam Philippi de Bikenbach" sold property to "dominis Philippo et Philippo de Falkenstein dominis de Mynzenberg nostris consanguineis" by charter dated 10 Nov 1302[498]

-        see below

b)         KUNO von Falkenstein .  "Wernherus dominus de Minzinberg" donated "monasterio in Arnspurg" to Frankfurt hospital, with the consent of "Philippi et Cunonis filiorum nostrorum et Ysenghardis filie nostre", for the soul of “Methildis beate mem. quondam collateralis nostre”, by charter dated 20 Jul 1289[499]m (before 29 May 1296) WILLEBURGIS von Bruchsal, daughter of ---.  Kuno von Falkenstein sold “Dorf Curnbach”, inherited by his wife “Willeburgis von Bruchsal” under the succession of Heinrich Graf von Zweibrücken, by charter dated 29 May 1296[500]

c)         ISENGARD von Falkenstein (-after 10 Apr 1316).  "Wernherus dominus de Minzinberg" donated "monasterio in Arnspurg" to Frankfurt hospital, with the consent of "Philippi et Cunonis filiorum nostrorum et Ysenghardis filie nostre", for the soul of “Methildis beate mem. quondam collateralis nostre”, by charter dated 20 Jul 1289[501].  "Sifridus dominus de Eppinstein et Ysingardis collateralis nostre" renounced rights "super bonis domini Wernheri quondam in Minzinberg, in Erlebach inferiori sitis" in favour of Arnsburg monastery, with the consent of "Goddefridi filii nostri", by charter dated 24 Aug 1304[502].  "Syfridus de Eppenstein et Ysengardis eius collateralis" sold property “in opido Aschaffenb.” by charter dated 10 Apr 1316[503]m SIEGFRIED von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED [III] Herr von Eppstein & his first wife Mechtild von Isenburg-Braunsberg (-after 10 Apr 1316)

Philipp [I] & his second wife had [two] children: 

3.         GUDA von Falkenstein (-after 11 Feb 1283).  “Conradus de Bickenbach et uxor mea Gutta filia illius de Valckenstein” sold revenue “in Rollebach”, owed by “socrus mea relicta quondam Cunradi pincerne de Clingenberc”, by charter dated 4 Mar 1260[504].  “Jutta domina de Bickenbach” sold “partem meam castri Hayn”, inherited “ex morte patris mei Philippi de Falckenstein”, to “fratribus meis Philippo et Wernhero de Mynczenberg” by charter dated 1276[505].  “Guda domina de Clinginburg relicta quondam dni Conradi de Bickenbach” granted freedoms to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim relating to property “in civitate nostra Clinginburg”, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Philippi et Godefridi”, by charter dated 28 May 1276[506].  "Wernherus de Falckenstein et Guda relicta…Conradi de Bickenbach soror eius" sold "medietatem advocacie in Gernsheim", belonging to "Philippus et Gotfridus nati mei Gude predicte", by charter dated 11 Feb 1283[507]m (before 4 Mar 1260) KONRAD [II] von Bickenbach, son of --- (-before 28 May 1276). 

4.         [ADELHEID von Falkenstein .  Lehmann names Adelheid as second daughter of Philipp [I] von Falkenstein but cites no source on which this information is based[508].  No other reference to Adelheid has yet been found.  If Lehmann is correct, Adelheid as second daughter must have been born from her father’s second marriage.] 

 

 

PHILIPP [III] von Falkenstein “senior”, son of WERNER von Falkenstein Herr zu Münzenberg & his wife Mechtild von Diez (-after 2 Apr 1322).  "Wernherus dominus de Minzinberg" donated "monasterio in Arnspurg" to Frankfurt hospital, with the consent of "Philippi et Cunonis filiorum nostrorum et Ysenghardis filie nostre", for the soul of “Methildis beate mem. quondam collateralis nostre”, by charter dated 20 Jul 1289[509].  "Gottfridus et Conradus filius quondam Philippi de Bikenbach" sold property to "dominis Philippo et Philippo de Falkenstein dominis de Mynzenberg nostris consanguineis" by charter dated 10 Nov 1302[510].  “Philippus iunior de Falckenstein dominus in Mynzinberg Imperalis Aule Camerarius...nosterque consanguineus Philippus” sold “decimam in Hobe gulle”, with the consent of “Udilhildis coniugis nostre...dicti consanguinei nostri Philippi ac Wernheri filii eiusdem”, by charter dated mid-May 1304[511].  "Philippus de Valckenstein dominus in Minzinberg dictus iunior Imperialis Aule camerarius nec non Udelhildis collateralis nostra" sold property to Ilbenstadt, with the consent of “Philippi etiam domini in Minzenberg nostri consanguinei”, by charter dated 13 Jul 1310[512].  Peter Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the succession of "Philippi de Falkenstein senioris…Udilhildi uxori nobilis viri Philippi de Falkenstein junioris et suis filiabus" in "villam…Heckesheim…Vizenowe…Vilzebach…in Langen…" by charter dated 10 Oct 1313[513].  "Philippus dominus in Münzenberg senior" granted protection to "castri...Hayn..." at the request of “nobilium virorum de Jascha” by charter dated 8 Mar 1318[514]

m firstly (before 13 Mar 1287) MECHTILD von Eppstein, daughter of GOTTFRIED [III] Herr von Eppstein & & his first wife Mechtild von Isenburg-Braunsberg (-before 1303).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

m secondly LUCKARDE von Isenburg, illegitimate daughter of LUDWIG von Isenburg Herr von Cleeburg & his mistress --- (-before 11 Oct 1309).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

m thirdly (after 11 Oct 1309) as her second husband, MECHTILD von Hessen, widow of GOTTFRIED Graf von Ziegenhain, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1267]-after 1332).  "Lantgreve Heynrich…Herre ze Hessen" made an alliance with "Greven Godfride Grefen Gotfrides sun fon Zygenhagen", naming "Mechtilt unser tochter sin wirtin", by charter dated 29 Jun 1283[515]Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 28 Sep 1290 under which Heinrich Landgraf von Hessen confirmed donations to Hochstift Würzburg of property of "Conradus de Theke" held from "dem Grafen von Ziegenhain suo sororio ac nostro genero" in case Konrad died without heirs[516].  "Dn. Philippum seniorem dominum in Mincinberg, dnam Methildim suam coniugem" and “Dn. Iohannem comitem de Zygenhain et dnam Lucardim suam coniugem” settled disputes concerning “castri et opidi Ruschimberg” by charter dated 14 Oct 1318[517].  Mechtild “nepti sanct Elisabethæ conthorali sue relicte domine in Myntzenberg” donated property for her deceased husband by charter dated 22 Feb 1322[518]

Philipp [III] & his first wife had children: 

1.         WERNER von Falkenstein (-after May 1304).  “Philippus iunior de Falckenstein dominus in Mynzinberg Imperalis Aule Camerarius...nosterque consanguineus Philippus” sold “decimam in Hobe gulle”, with the consent of “Udilhildis coniugis nostre...dicti consanguinei nostri Philippi ac Wernheri filii eiusdem”, by charter dated mid-May 1304[519]

2.         PHILIPP von Falkenstein (-1312).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

3.         ULRICH von Falkenstein (-after 1307).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

4.         ISENGARD von Falkenstein (-after 1326).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: "Philipps von Falckenstein Herre zu Münzenberg" agreed with "Herrn Luthere Herren zu Isenburg unserm Neuen umd unser Marcke, die zu Howissel und zu Cleeberg horet" relating to his properties by charter dated 12 May 1334[520]m LUTHER von Isenburg Herr von Büdingen, son of LUDWIG von Isenburg Herr von Cleeberg & his wife Heilwig von Tübingen (-[3 Dec 1340/4 Feb 1341]). 

Philipp [III] & his second wife had children: 

5.         KUNO [II] von Falkenstein (-14 May 1333, bur Lich Kirche).  "Kuno von Falckenstein Herr zu Münzenberg und Mene seitt eeliche Frauwe" offered revenue "zu Södele und Wolffersheim" to the abbot of Fulda by charter dated early Jan 1333[521]m firstly (before 1312) ANNA von Nassau, daughter of EMICHO I Graf von Nassau in Hadamar & his wife Anna von Nürnberg [Zollern] (-before 1329, bur Lich Kirche).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 12 Dec 1338 which records the marriage contract between "Wilhelm Grefe zu Katzenelenbogen…und unser Swager Grefe Johann von Nassau…unser Suester Annen" and [her son] "Philip von Falkenstein, der Suester Son"[522]m secondly IMAGENA [Meine], daughter of --- (-after Jan 1333).  "Kuno von Falckenstein Herr zu Münzenberg und Mene seitt eeliche Frauwe" offered revenue "zu Södele und Wolffersheim" to the abbot of Fulda by charter dated early Jan 1333[523].  Kuno [II] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         PHILIPP [VI] von Falkenstein “the youngest”, after 1343 “the eldest” (-[20 Dec 1372/6 Aug 1373]).  "Philipps von Falckenstein der Aldeste, Philipps und Cune Gebrüdere die Jungsten von Falckenstein Herren zu Münzenberg" established the rights of "unsern Hoff zu Bergen" by charter dated [Apr] 1335[524].  He was called “the eldest” after the death in 1343 of his cousin Philipp [V] von Falkenstein “the eldest”.  "Philipps der eldiste von Falckenstein Hirre zu Minzinberg" confirmed the dower granted by "her George von Sulzbach..." by charter dated 25 Apr 1345[525].  Emperor Karl IV granted "des Reichs Dorff Solzbach bey Franckfurth" to "Philips von Falckenstein dem Eltesten", as a reward for his help against “Graff Gunthern von Schwarzburg”, by charter dated 24 Jun 1349[526].  "Philips von Falkenstein der Eldeste Herre zcu Minzenberg" pledged property to "Hern Hartmute von Cronenberg dem Alden" by charter dated 24 Jun 1359[527].  "Eckele von Hatzfelt Burger zu Franckfurd..." returned property to "Jungher Philipsen von Falkinstein Elidiste Herre zu Minzinbirgk und...Angnyse sine..:Wirten" by charter dated 1363[528].  "Philips Her zu Falkenstein und Minzenberg" pledged "unser Dorf...Offenbach" to the Frankfurt senate by charter dated 20 Dec 1372[529]m firstly (contract 12 Dec 1338) as her second husband, ANNA von Katzenelnbogen, widow of JOHANN von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his second wife Adelheid von Waldeck (-after 9 Feb 1350).  The marriage contract between "Herr Gerlach zu Limpurg und Kunigund seine…Hausfrau ihren Sohn Johann" and "Graven Wilhelms zu Katzenelenbogen Tochter Annen", and between "ihre Tochter Uda" and "Grafen Wilhelms von Katzenelenbogen ältestem Sohne…Graven Johann", is dated 1325[530].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 12 Dec 1338 which records the marriage contract between "Wilhelm Grefe zu Katzenelenbogen…und unser Swager Grefe Johann von Nassau…unser Suester Annen" and "Philip von Falkenstein, der Suester Son"[531]"Walram Greve von Spainheim" acknowledged a debt to "unser…Swegerinne Annen der Jungen Frauen von Lympurg" owed by "Elizabethen unser…Huesffrawen" by charter dated 9 Feb 1350[532].  Anna´s title in this document suggests that her 1338 marriage contract may not have resulted in a marriage, but the existence of the couple’s supposed daughter apparently indicates that this suggestion is incorrect.  m secondly (before 1363) AGNES von Falkenstein, daughter of PHILIPP [V] Herr von Falkenstein und Münzenberg & his wife Johanna [von Durne] (-28 Sep 1380).  "Eckele von Hatzfelt Burger zu Franckfurd..." returned property to "Jungher Philipsen von Falkinstein Elidiste Herre zu Minzinbirgk und...Angnyse sine..:Wirten" by charter dated 1363[533].  "Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe" confirmed an agreement, made by "unsir Fatter selige Her Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe", concerning “die Kirchen zu Margkebel” with “unsir Nyfftel Agnes von Valkinstein Frauwe zu Myntzenberg...un Philips von Valkinstein ir Son” by charter dated 20 Sep 1378[534].  Philipp [VI] & his [first wife] had one child: 

i)          ANNA von Falkenstein (-after 24 Jan 1410).  "Anna von Falkinstein etwann Grefynne tzu Swartzburg" founded the hospital "in yrem Sloße tzum Hene", for the souls of “unserer...Hußwirte selgin...Grauen Gotzen von Reneckin und Grauen Gunthers von Swartzburg...unsers Oheims Philipps Grauen tzu Falkinstein, Herren tzu Mintzenberg, unsers Bruders Philipps von Falkinstein Herren tzu Montzenberg”, by charter dated end-Jul 1401[535].  "Anna von Falkenstein etzwanne Grafynne zu Schwartzburg", on her deathbed, donated property to "dem Spietal zum Hane", with the consent of “Wernher Ertzbischoff zu Trier, Herren der Graffschafft und Herrschafft zu Falkenstein und zu Mintzenberg unsern...Bruder und...Bernhard Grauen zu Solmisse unsern...Neuen und...Gotfrid und Eberhard Herren zu Eppenstein unsere...Neuen”, by charter dated 24 Jan 1410[536]m firstly GOTTFRIED Graf von Rieneck, son of LUDWIG [VI] Graf von Rieneck & his wife Elisabeth von Hohenlohe (-10 Feb 1389).  m secondly GÜNTHER [XXVII] Graf von Schwarzburg, son of HEINRICH [IX] Graf von Schwarzburg & his first wife Helene von Holstein (-1397). 

Philipp [VI] & his second wife had children: 

ii)         PHILIPP [VII] von Falkenstein (-21 Mar 1407).  "Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe" confirmed an agreement, made by "unsir Fatter selige Her Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe", concerning “die Kirchen zu Margkebel” with “unsir Nyfftel Agnes von Valkinstein Frauwe zu Myntzenberg...un Philips von Valkinstein ir Son” by charter dated 20 Sep 1378[537].  "Philipps Herren zu Mintzenberg und Jungherrn Philipps von Falckenstein Herren zu Mintzenberg" acquired "Petterswyle" from Fulda by charter dated Oct 1390[538].  "Philipps Graue zu Falckenstein Herre zu Mintzinberg und Philipps von Falckenstein Herre zu Mintzinberg" acknowledged certain debts by charter dated late Aug 1401[539].  "Ulrich Herre czu Haynawe" mortgaged "unsern Walt genant die Kobersbart yn Dryeiche by dem Heyne" to “Philipps van Falkensteyn Herren czu Myntzenbergk unserm...Neffen” by charter dated 16 Feb 1404[540]

iii)        WERNER von Falkenstein (-4 Oct 1418, bur Coblenz)Gallia Christiana records the appointment of “ex filia Philippi fratris eius [referring to Kuno] nepos Wernerus Trevirensis archidiaconus, præpositus S. Florini Confluentiæ, sanctique Paulini apud Treviros” as archbishop in 1388[541]Archbishop of Trier 1388.  Herr der Grafschaft und der Herrschaft zu Falkenstein: "Anna von Falkenstein etzwanne Grafynne zu Schwartzburg", on her deathbed, donated property to "dem Spietal zum Hane", with the consent of “Wernher Ertzbischoff zu Trier, Herren der Graffschafft und Herrschafft zu Falkenstein und zu Mintzenberg unsern...Bruder und...Bernhard Grauen zu Solmisse unsern...Neuen und...Gotfrid und Eberhard Herren zu Eppenstein unsere...Neuen”, by charter dated 24 Jan 1410[542]An epitaph at Coblenz records the burial of “D. Wernerus de Koevinstein archiepiscopus Trevirensis“ who died “1418 4 Oct[543]

iv)       LIUTGARD von Falkenstein ([1357]-after 28 May 1391).  Heiress of Köngistein.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: "Anna von Falkenstein etzwanne Grafynne zu Schwartzburg", on her deathbed, donated property to "dem Spietal zum Hane", with the consent of “Wernher Ertzbischoff zu Trier, Herren der Graffschafft und Herrschafft zu Falkenstein und zu Mintzenberg unsern...Bruder und...Bernhard Grauen zu Solmisse unsern...Neuen und...Gotfrid und Eberhard Herren zu Eppenstein unsere...Neuen”, by charter dated 24 Jan 1410[544].  "Gotfrid und Euerhardt Gebrudere Herrin zu Eppinstein" renounced rights to two-thirds of the Falkenstein inheritance by charter dated early Jun 1419[545]m as his second wife, EBERHARD Herr von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED Herr von Eppstein & his wife Luckard von Breuberg (-[28 May/16 Oct] 1391). 

v)        AGNES von Falkenstein ([1358]-1409).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: Werner Archbishop of Trier “Herre und Momper der Graffchafft und Herchafft zu Falkenstein und zu Minzenberg” confirmed the marriage contract between "unsem...Swager Dietharde von Isenburg Hern zu Budingen" and "Elsghin von Solmß, der...unsern...Swagers und Susteren Otten Grauen und Agneten Grauynnen zu Solmiß...htmhter unser...Nyfftel" by charter dated 1409[546]m OTTO [I] Graf von Solms-Braunfels, son of BERNHARD [I] Graf von Solms-Braunfels & his wife --- (-after 5 Mar 1410). 

b)         KUNO von Falkenstein (-after [Apr] 1335).  "Philipps von Falckenstein der Aldeste, Philipps und Cune Gebrüdere die Jungsten von Falckenstein Herren zu Münzenberg" established the rights of "unsern Hoff zu Bergen" by charter dated [Apr] 1335[547]

c)         LIUTGARD von Falkenstein (-before 14 Jul 1363).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (contract 28 Feb 1345) as his first wife, EMICH [VI] Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg und Hartenburg, son of JOFRIED [I] Graf von Leiningen-Hardenburg & his second wife Mathilde von Salm (-before 17 Feb 1381)

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von HANAU

 

 

The Herren von Hanau were closely related to the Herren von Eppstein, as shown by the charter dated 9 Aug 1192 quoted below, but the exact family relationship has not been ascertained.  Although that document refers only to Heinrich [I] von Hanau, it is likely that Reinhard [II] von Hanau enjoyed the same family relationship as he and Gottfried [II] Herr von Eppstein are named as joint judges in a charter dated 22 Feb 1247 which is also quoted below.  The two documents, when read together, suggest that the brothers Reinhard [I] and Heinrich [II] von Hanau may have been the sons of Heinrich [I] von Hanau although no primary source has been identified which confirms that this speculation is correct.  The charter dated 1234, quoted below, shows that the Hanau family also held Dornfeld castle and its lands. 

 

 

1.         HEINRICH [I] von Hanau (-after 9 Aug 1192).  "Godefridus de Eppenstein" bought rights "in castris Eppenstein et Hoenberg" from "H. de Hagenowe consanguineo nostro" by charter dated 9 Aug 1192[548].  The family relationship between the two parties has not been traced. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         REINHARD [I] von Hanau (-after 1234).  An appointment of a domino papa iudices sumus delegati, dominum Reinhardum de Hagenowia” was terminated at the request of Mainz St Maria by charter dated 6 Feb 1216[549].  “Reinardus de Hagenowe...et germanus meus Heinricus” divided “hereditatem nostram” between them, Heinrich taking “castrum in Dorenfelt”, while Reinhard took “castrum in Hagenowen” and donated it to Kloster Eberbach by charter dated 1234[550]m ---.  The name of Reinhard´s wife is not known.  Reinhard [I] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [REINHARD [II] von Hanau (-[1281/82]).  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Reinhard [II] has not yet been identified, although the following charter shows that he was the nephew of Heinrich von Hanau, younger brother of Reinhard [I].  No source has been identified which names another brother of Reinhard [I] so it is probable that Reinhard [II] was his son.  Reinardus dictus de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Wagghenbuche sita” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dominus Heinricus...patruus meus de Hagenouwe...pari manu domine Lucgardis uxoris sue” by charter dated 1243[551].  “Reinhardus de Hagenowe et Adelheidis uxor mea” confirmed that Kloster Eberbach held property “in Wachenbuchen sitos...quos progenitores nostri eidem ecclesie...contulerunt” by charter dated 1245[552].  “Godefridus de Eppinstein, Reinhardus de Hagenowe” presided over a hearing in Kesselstadt regarding a dispute involving Kloster Rossdorf by charter dated 22 Feb 1247[553].  “Reinhardus de Hagenovia, Philippus de Falckenstein, Engelhardus et Conradus fratres de Winsperg, Helwigis de Pappenheim et Henricus filius suus, Agnes de Schonenberg cum liberis suis, coheredes domini de Minzenberg” confirmed the rights of the castle and town of Münzenberg by charter dated 13 Apr 1256[554].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[555].  “Philippus senior de Falkenstein cum filiis suis Philippo et Wernhero, Reinhardus de Hagenauwe, Engelhardus dominus de Winsberc et Engelhardus junior nepos eiusdem” renounced “ecclesiam parrochialem in Bickenbach...patronatus” in favour of Padenhausen by charter dated 5 Dec 1267[556].  "Reinhardus nobilis de Hagenow…cum collaterali nostra Alheyde" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 23 May 1277[557].]  m (before 1245) ADELHEID von Münzenberg, daughter of ULRICH von Münzenberg & his wife --- (-after 23 May 1277).  “Reinhardus de Hagenowe et Adelheidis uxor mea” confirmed that Kloster Eberbach held property “in Wachenbuchen sitos...quos progenitores nostri eidem ecclesie...contulerunt” by charter dated 1245[558].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[559].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[560].  "Reinhardus nobilis de Hagenow…cum collaterali nostra Alheyde" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 23 May 1277[561].  Reinhard [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          ULRICH [I] von Hanau (-[1305/06])Herr von Hanau.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 24 Mar 1317 under which his son "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum"[562].  “Ulricus dominus de Hanauve, Elisabeth nostra collateralis et Ludewicus noster sororius comes de Rynecke” renounced rights over property “in Diethebur” in favour of Kloster Gerlachsheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1297[563].  "Wernherum de Falckenstein et filium nostrum Philippum" reached agreement with "nostrum consanguineum Ulricum de Hagenaw" concerning "patronatus ecclesie in Markebel" by charter dated 22 Jan 1298[564]Elizabeth relicta quondam Gotfridi nobilis de Hohenloch, nata domini quondam Bopponis comitis de Wertheim” donated “duas partes ville Gerlachsheim...et villule Kutelsbrunn”, previously held by “Ludewico comite de Rienecke dicto de Rotenuels adhuc superstite nec non a domino quondam Ulrico de Hanauwe et Elisabet eius collaterali”, to Kloster Gerlachsheim by charter dated 1319[565]m (contract 2 Oct 1272) ELISABETH von Rieneck, daughter of LUDWIG [III] Graf von Rieneck & his wife --- (-[10 Apr 1299/4 Nov 1303], bur Arnsburg).  The marriage contract between “Ludewicus comes de Rienecke...filiam meam Elyzabeth” and “Reinhardus de Hagenowe...filio suo Ulrico” is dated 2 Oct 1272[566].  “Ludewicus...comes de Rinegge cum Thoma filio nostro” confirmed “castro Grumbach” to “nobilis vir Ulricus de Hagenowe gener noster ratione uxoris sue filie nostre” and “castro Rodenvels” to “Berthe nate...Eberhardi comitis de Katzenellenbogen sponse filii nostri predicti” by charter dated 15 Jan 1283[567].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 24 Mar 1317 under which her son "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum"[568].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Elizabeth relicta quondam Gotfridi nobilis de Hohenloch, nata domini quondam Bopponis comitis de Wertheim” donated “duas partes ville Gerlachsheim...et villule Kutelsbrunn”, previously held by “Ludewico comite de Rienecke dicto de Rotenuels adhuc superstite nec non a domino quondam Ulrico de Hanauwe et Elisabet eius collaterali”, to Kloster Gerlachsheim by charter dated 1319[569]Ulrich [I] & his wife had children: 

(a)       ULRICH [II] von Hanau (-23 Sep 1346)Herr von Hanau.  "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum", by charter dated 24 Mar 1317[570]

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(b)       [ADELHEID von Hanau (-before 1325)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  If her family origin is correct, from a chronological point of view it is likely that she was one of the younger children of Ulrich [I] von Hanau.  m (before 5 Jan 1315) as his first wife, KONRAD [VI] von Weinsberg, son of KONRAD [IV] von Weinsberg & his first wife Liutgard von Neuffen ([1280/85]-[27 Mar/2 May] 1328).] 

2.         HEINRICH [II] von Hanau (-[4 May 1240/1243]).  ““Reinardus de Hagenowe...et germanus meus Heinricus” divided “hereditatem nostram” between them, Heinrich taking “castrum in Dorenfelt”, while Reinhard took “castrum in Hagenowen” and donated it to Kloster Eberbach by charter dated 1234[571].  “Henricus de Hagenowe” donated “nemus...Mulnloich” to the church of St Antonin, Rossdorf “by charter dated Mar 1237[572].  “Dominus Heinricus de Hagenowe” donated property “in silvis Hagenowe et Bulahe” to the church of Mainz by charter dated 4 May 1240[573]m (before 1243) as her first husband, LUKARDIS von Isenburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg in Cleeberg & his wife --- (-1260 or before).  “Reinardus dictus de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Wagghenbuche sita” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dominus Heinricus...patruus meus de Hagenouwe...pari manu domine Lucgardis uxoris sue” by charter dated 1243[574].  “Lutgardis de Isinburch relicta Henrici...bone memorie de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Waghenbuche sitos” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dictus Heinricus de Hagenowe maritus meus et ego” by charter dated 1243[575].  She married secondly (after 1246) as his second wife, Philipp von Bolanden Herr von HohenfelsHer parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 21 Jun 1258 under which Arnold Archbishop of Trier confirmed an agreement between "consanguineos nostros…germanos Henricum dominum de Isegburch…et Gerlacum dominum de Limburch" to share "castro Cleberch", to be inherited by "fratri suo H. dno de Isenburg et Ludowico filio suo" noting the interest of "dnus Philippus de Hohenfels ipsorum sororius"[576].  The primary source which confirms that the widow of Heinrich [II] von Hanau was the same Lukardis von Isenburg who married Philipp von Bolanden Herr von Hohenfels has not been identified.  "Philippus nobilis de Hoenfels" founded a light at Kloster Otterberg, for the souls of "Philippi uxoris mee Lukardis pie memorie defuncte ac…filii mei Wernheri defuncti", by charter dated 1260, witnessed by "Philippi…et Dylmanni filiorum meorum, domini Ruperti comitis Irsuti, fratris Friderici prioris de Otterburg…"[577]

 

 

ULRICH [II] von Hanau, son of ULRICH [I] Herr von Hanau & his wife Elisabeth von Rieneck (-23 Sep 1346)Herr von Hanau.  "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum", by charter dated 24 Mar 1317[578]

m AGNES von Hohenlohe, daughter of KRAFT Herr von Hohenlohe in Weikersheim & his second wife Margareta von Truhendigen (-11 Nov 1342).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Ulricus dominus de Haynowe et Agnes conjuges" confirmed the donations to Arnsburg monastery made "ex ordinatione ultimæ voluntatis quondam Ulrici patris nostri", and by "quondam Elyzabeth matris nostræ…et quondam Reynhardi avi et Alheydis avæ nostrorum", by charter dated 24 Mar 1317[579]

Ulrich [II] & his wife had children: 

1.         ADELHEID von Hanau (after 24 Nov 1372)"Eberhard Graf zu Katzenelnbogen" founded a mass for the souls of "Adelheyd unser…Hausfrawen…unsers Vatters Eberhards Grafen von Katzenelnbogen und Gretha unserer Mutter von Hanowe, wie auch Schwestern und Brüder" by charter dated 1318[580].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Oct 1324 under which Ludwig King of Germany confirmed to "Eberhardo comiti de Catzinelinbogen…Ulrici de Hanaw…genero"[581].  The marriage contract between "Luther Herre zu Ysenburg...Heinrichin unserm Sun" and "Ulrich Herre zu Hanawe...Alheide des vorgenantin Herrin von Hanawe Dochter" is dated 29 Jul 1332[582].  Pope Clement VI granted indulgence to “Adelheidi uxori Henrici domini de Ysenburg militis Magunt. dioc.” relating to Arnsburg monastery, founded by "Ulrici domini de Hanowe patris Adelheidis progenitores", dated 5 Nov 1343[583]m firstly (1318, after 25 Mar) EBERHARD [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of GERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Margareta von der Mark (-13 Dec 1328).  m secondly (contract 29 Jul 1332) HEINRICH von Isenburg Herr zu Büdingen in Birstein, son of LUTHER von Isenburg Herr zu Büdingen & his wife Isengard von Falkenstein (-[1378/79]). 

2.         ULRICH [III] von Hanau (-[31 Aug 1369/2 Jan 1370])Herr von Hanaum (contract 16 May 1326) ADELHEID von Nassau, daughter of GERLACH [I] Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden, Idstein and Weilburg & his first wife Agnes von Hessen (-8 Aug 1344, bur Kloster Arnsburg).  Ulrich [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         ULRICH [IV] von Hanau (-1380)"Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe" confirmed an agreement, made by "unsir Fatter selige Her Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe", concerning “die Kirchen zu Margkebel” with “unsir Nyfftel Agnes von Valkinstein Frauwe zu Myntzenberg...un Philips von Valkinstein ir Son” by charter dated 20 Sep 1378[584]m (contract 11 Feb 1366, before 12 Mar 1367) ELISABETH von Wertheim, daughter of EBERHARD Graf von Wertheim & his wife Katharina von Nürnberg (-1378).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Ulrich [IV] & his wife had children: 

i)          ULRICH [V] von Hanau (-1419)"Ulrich Herre czu Haynawe" mortgaged "unsern Walt genant die Kobersbart yn Dryeiche by dem Heyne" to “Philipps van Falkensteyn Herren czu Myntzenbergk unserm...Neffen” by charter dated 16 Feb 1404[585]m ELISABETH von Ziegenhain, daughter of GOTTFRIED [VIII] Graf von Ziegenhain & his wife Agnes von Braunschweig (-1431).  Ulrich [V] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ELISABETH von Hanau (-1475).  Heiress of Ziegenhain.  m (before 11 Feb 1413) ALBRECHT von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim, son of KRAFT [III] Herr von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim & his wife Anna von Leuchtenberg (-1429). 

ii)         REINHARD von Hanau (-26 Jun 1451)Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg. 

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b)         ELISABETH von Hanau (-after 24 Nov 1375)The marriage contract between "Herr Ulrich zu Hanau…seine Tochter Elsen" and "Graf Wilhelmen zu Catzenelnbogen" is dated 1355[586]"Else Grefinne zu Katzenelenbogen" renounced her rights in "Twingenburg", granted by "Wilhelm Grefe zu Katzinelnbogen unser…Hutzwirt", in return for Darmstadt, with the consent of "sin Bruder Grefe Eberhart unser Swager", by charter dated 3 Feb 1360, witnessed by "unsers Vader Hern Ulrichs Hern zu Hanauwe"[587]"Ulrich Herre zu Hanauwe" agreed with "Wilhelms Greven zu Katzenelbog untzs…Swageres…mit Namen Greuen Ebirhard von Katzenelbog sinen Bruder" concerning the rights of "Else Grevinne zu Katzenelbogen untze…Swester, Wilhelme Greue zu Katzenelbog, iren…Husherren, untzn…Swager" in Darmstadt by charter dated 24 Nov 1375[588]m (contract 22 Jul 1355) as his second wife, WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his second wife Adelheid von Waldeck (-before 25 Oct 1385)

 

 

REINHARD von Hanau, son of ULRICH [IV] von Hanau & his wife Elisabeth von Wertheim (-26 Jun 1451)Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg. 

m (10 Jan 1407) KATHARINA von Nassau-Beilstein, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Herr von Nassau-Beilstein & his wife Katharina von Randerath (-6 Sep 1459). 

Reinhard & his wife had children: 

1.         KATHARINA von Hanau (-25 Sep 1460)Katherin Graffynne zu Rienecke geborn von Hanauwe" settled a dispute between Kloster Schœnrein and the community of Hofstetten by charter dated 1431[589]She married secondly Wilhelm Graf von HennebergCatharina...Greuin unnd Frawe zu Hennenbergt" confirmed that “Philips Graue zu Rieneck der Elter unnser...Sohnn mit...Amalien Pfaltzgreuin bey Rheyn und Herzogin inn Beyermm unnser...htmhtern”, married for six years with only “ein Tochterlein”, made succession arrangements for “die Herrschafft vonn Rieneck hievor bey...Thomasen Grauen zu Rieneck seligen unnserm...Gemaheln, des genanten Grawe Philipßenn Vatter” with “Philipßenn den Jungeren Grauen zu Rieneck seinen Bruder, auch unnsern...Sohnn”, naming “Wilhelmen Grauen und Herrn zu Hennenberg unnserm...Sohnn”, by charter dated 1454[590]m firstly as his third wife, THOMAS Graf von Rieneck, son of LUDWIG Graf von Rieneck & his wife Kunigunde von Sponheim (-[1426/31]).  m secondly WILHELM Graf von Henneberg-Schleusingen, son of WILHELM [I] Graf von Henneberg-Schleusingen & his wife Anna von Braunschweig (-8 Jan 1444). 

2.         MARGARETA von Hanau (-1441)m GOTTFRIED von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED von Eppstein & his wife Jutta von Nassau-Dillenburg-Diez (-1466). 

3.         REINHARD von Hanau (-20 May 1452, bur Hanau Marienkirche).  Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg.  m (11 Jul 1446) MARGARETA Pfalzgräfin, daughter of OTTO Pfalzgraf von Mosbach & his wife Johanna von Bayern-Landshut (1430-14 Sep 1457, bur Hanau Marienkirche). 

-        GRAFEN von HANAU-MÜNZENBERG[591]

4.         ELISABETH von Hanau (-1446)m JOHANN Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun und Kyrburg, son of JOHANN [III] Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun & his wife Adelheid Wildgräfin von Kyrburg (-1476). 

5.         PHILIPP von Hanau (-1480)m (1458) ANNA von Lichtenberg, daughter of LUDWIG [V] von Lichtenberg & his wife Elisabeth von Hohenlohe (25 Oct 1442-). 

-        GRAFEN von HANAU-LICHTENBERG[592]

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von MÜNZENBERG

 

 

1.         EBERHARD, son of --- m GERTRUD von Arnsburg, daughter of KONRAD von Arnsburg & his wife Mechtild von Bilstein.  “Mathilt de Arnesburc filia comitis Eberhardi de Bilestein” donated property “in loco...Burenheim” for the souls of “me et...filie mee Gerdrudis et...mariti mei Cunonis”, by charter dated 1093, in the presence of “gener meus Eberhardus et filius eius Cunradus[593].  Eberhard & his wife had one child:

a)         KONRAD von Hagen (-after 27 Dec 1129).  “Mathilt de Arnesburc filia comitis Eberhardi de Bilestein” donated property “in loco...Burenheim” for the souls of “me et...filie mee Gerdrudis et...mariti mei Cunonis”, by charter dated 1093, in the presence of “gener meus Eberhardus et filius eius Cunradus[594].  Lothar III King of Germany granted property “in regio foresto...Driech...inter Suinhagen et Mogonum fluvium...” to “ministeriali Cuonrado de Hagen...nec non uxori sue Liuckardi eorumque liberis” by charter dated 27 Dec 1129[595]m LUITGARD, daughter of --- (-after 27 Dec 1129).  Lothar III King of Germany granted property “in regio foresto...Driech...inter Suinhagen et Mogonum fluvium...” to “ministeriali Cuonrado de Hagen...nec non uxori sue Liuckardi eorumque liberis” by charter dated 27 Dec 1129[596]

 

 

The reference to Arnsburg castle in the charter dated 16 Jul 1174 suggests that Konrad von Münzenberg was the heir (maybe the son) of Konrad von Hagen who is named above, although the primary source which confirms that this supposition is correct has not been identified.  The chronology appears tight for Konrad von Münzenberg to have been the same person as Konrad von Hagen, who as noted above was already named in 1093. 

 

1.         KONRAD von Münzenberg (-before 16 Jul 1174).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aldenburg near “castro Arnesburg” by “dns Cunradus de Hagen et de Arnesburg...et uxor eius matrona nobilis...Luitgardis” by charter dated 1151[597].  "Nikolaus…Sigebergensis…abbas" recalled a donation of property "in Aldinburg" made by "inclite memorie dominus Cunradus de Minzinberg…et…coniunx Liukardis", confirmed after their death by "domino Cunone, ipsorum filio", by charter dated 1174[598].   m LUITGARD, daughter of --- (-before 16 Jul 1174).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aldenburg near “castro Arnesburg” by “dns Cunradus de Hagen et de Arnesburg...et uxor eius matrona nobilis...Luitgardis” by charter dated 1151[599].  "Nikolaus…Sigebergensis…abbas" recalled a donation of property "in Aldinburg" made by "inclite memorie dominus Cunradus de Minzinberg…et…coniunx Liukardis", confirmed after their death by "domino Cunone, ipsorum filio", by charter dated 1174[600].   Konrad & his wife had one child: 

a)         KUNO von Münzenberg (-after 1207).  "Nikolaus…Sigebergensis…abbas" recalled a donation of property "in Aldinburg" made by "inclite memorie dominus Cunradus de Minzinberg…et…coniunx Liukardis", confirmed after their death by "domino Cunone, ipsorum filio", by charter dated 1174[601].  Gerhard Abbot of Eberbach confirmed that “dominus Cuno de Minzeberch vir nobilis, minsterialis imperii...cum uxore sua Lougarde” founded a church at “castrum...Arnesburg”, in imitation of “patrem suum Cunradum et matrem suam Lugardim” who had founded Kloster Aldenburg, and requested burial there for “sibi et uxori sue et filiis”, by charter dated 16 Jul 1174[602].  A charter dated 1176 confirms the sale of property in Altorf to Fulda by "Cunoni de Mynzenberg", witnessed by "…Gozmarus comes de Sigenhagen…Rudolfo comite Fuldensis ecclesie existente Advocate"[603].  A charter dated 1193 confirms the sale of property in Assenheim to Fulda by "Cunoni de Mynzenberg"[604].  “...Cuno de Monzenberc cum duobus filiis suis Cunone et Ruberto...” witnessed the charter dated 13 May 1193 under which Emperor Heinrich VI granted property to “scultetus noster Wolframus de Frankenfort[605].  “...Cuno senior et Cuno junior de Mintzimberch...” witnessed the charter dated 1207 under which Philipp King of Germany granted property to “comitem Gerhardum de Dietz...et frater eius comes Henricus[606]m LUITGARD, daughter of --- (-after 16 Jul 1174).  Gerhard Abbot of Eberbach confirmed that “dominus Cuno de Minzeberch vir nobilis, minsterialis imperii...cum uxore sua Lougarde” founded a church at “castrum...Arnesburg”, in imitation of “patrem suum Cunradum et matrem suam Lugardim” who had founded Kloster Aldenburg, and requested burial there for “sibi et uxori sue et filiis”, by charter dated 16 Jul 1174[607].  Kuno & his wife had [three or more] children: 

i)          children (-after 16 Jul 1174).  Gerhard Abbot of Eberbach confirmed that “dominus Cuno de Minzeberch vir nobilis, minsterialis imperii...cum uxore sua Lougarde” founded a church at “castrum...Arnesburg”, in imitation of “patrem suum Cunradum et matrem suam Lugardim” who had founded Kloster Aldenburg, and requested burial there for “sibi et uxori sue et filiis”, by charter dated 16 Jul 1174[608]

ii)         KUNO von Münzenberg (-before 1217).  “...Cuno de Monzenberc cum duobus filiis suis Cunone et Ruberto...” witnessed the charter dated 13 May 1193 under which Emperor Heinrich VI granted property to “scultetus noster Wolframus de Frankenfort[609].  “...Cuno senior et Cuno junior de Mintzimberch...” witnessed the charter dated 1207 under which Philipp King of Germany granted property to “comitem Gerhardum de Dietz...et frater eius comes Henricus[610]

iii)        RUPRECHT von Münzenberg (-after 13 May 1193).  “...Cuno de Monzenberc cum duobus filiis suis Cunone et Ruberto...” witnessed the charter dated 13 May 1193 under which Emperor Heinrich VI granted property to “scultetus noster Wolframus de Frankenfort[611]

iv)       ULRICH von Münzenberg (-[May 1237/Aug 1239]).  Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed “sine Graffschafft und alle gude die sin Vader und sin Bruder hievorbatz...” to “Ulrichen von Montzenberg” by charter dated 1217[612].  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed an agreement regarding "manso de Sterrenbach", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Cunonis et Ulrici", by charter dated Dec 1232[613].  "Heinricus de Bleychenbach" confirmed a pledge of "decimam…in Buchen" from "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et filiis suis Cunoni et Ulrico" by charter dated May 1237[614]m ---.  The name of Ulrich´s wife is not known.  Ulrich & his wife had eight children: 

(a)       KUNO von Münzenberg (-1243 or before).  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed an agreement regarding "manso de Sterrenbach", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Cunonis et Ulrici", by charter dated Dec 1232[615].  "Heinricus de Bleychenbach" confirmed a pledge of "decimam…in Buchen" from "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et filiis suis Cunoni et Ulrico" by charter dated May 1237[616].  "Cuno de Minzenberg" settled a dispute "inter parrochiales de Lichen" by charter dated Aug 1239[617].  He is named as deceased in the 1243 charter of his brother Ulrich quoted below.  Betrothed (9 Jun 1236) to ADELHEID von Tübingen, daughter of WILHELM [I] Graf von Tübingen und Giessen & his wife Willibirg --- (-after 9 Jun 1236).  “Willehelmus comes de Duingen”, with the consent of “coniugis mee Willeburgis...”, agreed the marriage of “Cunoni filio domini Ulrici de Minzenberc” and “filiam meam Adelheydim”, with the latter inheriting “castrum Babenhusen”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1236[618]

(b)       ULRICH von Münzenberg (-1255).  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed an agreement regarding "manso de Sterrenbach", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Cunonis et Ulrici", by charter dated Dec 1232[619].  "Heinricus de Bleychenbach" confirmed a pledge of "decimam…in Buchen" from "Domino Ulrico de Minzenberc et filiis suis Cunoni et Ulrico" by charter dated May 1237[620].  "Ulricus iunior dictus de Minzenberg" confirmed that "Arnoldus de Giso milites, coram fratre meo felicis memorie Cunone de Minzenberg" exchanged property donated by "Cunradus et Lucgardis uxor eius" by charter dated 1243[621].  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed a sale of property to Arnsburg, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Heylewigis", by charter dated 1252[622]m HEILWIG, daughter of ---.  "Ulricus de Minzenberg" confirmed a sale of property to Arnsburg, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Heylewigis", by charter dated 1252[623]

(c)       ADELHEID von Münzenberg (-after 23 May 1277).  “Reinhardus de Hagenowe et Adelheidis uxor mea” confirmed that Kloster Eberbach held property “in Wachenbuchen sitos...quos progenitores nostri eidem ecclesie...contulerunt” by charter dated 1245[624].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[625].  “Philippus de Valkenstein, Philippus et Wernherus filii mei” granted their part of property “in Mincemberg, in Assenheim et in Hagin”, which they all shared together, to “consanguineum nostrum Reinhardum de Hagenowe et Aleydim uxorem suam” by charter dated 25 Jul 1258[626].  "Reinhardus nobilis de Hagenow…cum collaterali nostra Alheyde" confirmed a sale of property to Kloster Marienborn by charter dated 23 May 1277[627]m (before 1245) REINHARD [II] von Hanau, son of [REINHARD [I] von Hanau & his wife ---] (-[1281/82]). 

(d)       ISENGARD von Münzenberg (-[1246]).  "Philippus de Falkenstein cum uxore mea Ysengart" donated property at Kirchheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Mar 1244[628].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[629].  Lehmann records that Isengard died before 1261[630], but she must have died much earlier assuming that her husband’s second marriage is correctly shown below.  m (before Mar 1244) as his first wife, PHILIPP [I] von Falkenstein, son of WERNER [III] von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg (-after 1270). 

(e)       MECHTILD von Münzenberg .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[631]m as his first wife, ENGELHARD [IV] von Weinsberg, son of ENGELHARD [III] von Weinsberg & his wife [--- von Limpurg] (-[1278])

(f)        IRMENGARD von Münzenberg .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[632]m KONRAD [II] von Weinsberg, son of ENGELHARD [III] von Weinsberg & his wife [--- von Limpurg] (-[25 Jan 1259/5 Dec 1267]). 

(g)       HEDWIG von Münzenberg (-after 13 Apr 1256).  “Reinhardus de Hagenovia, Philippus de Falckenstein, Engelhardus et Conradus fratres de Winsperg, Helwigis de Pappenheim et Henricus filius suus, Agnes de Schonenberg cum liberis suis, coheredes domini de Minzenberg” confirmed the rights of the castle and town of Münzenberg by charter dated 13 Apr 1256[633].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[634]m HEINRICH von Pappenheim, son of ---. 

(h)       AGNES von Münzenberg (-after 13 Apr 1256).  “Reinhardus de Hagenovia, Philippus de Falckenstein, Engelhardus et Conradus fratres de Winsperg, Helwigis de Pappenheim et Henricus filius suus, Agnes de Schonenberg cum liberis suis, coheredes domini de Minzenberg” confirmed the rights of the castle and town of Münzenberg by charter dated 13 Apr 1256[635].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1257 under which "Reinhardus de Hagenowia, Philippus de Valckenstein ac Philippus filius eiusdem, Engelbertus et Cunradus fratres de Winisberg, Heinricus Marscalcus de Pappinheim, Cuno et Bertholdus fratres de Sconenburg, coheredes in Minzenberg" confirmed that "pie mem. Ulricus de Minzenberg sororius noster et nostri Philippi iunioris, Cunonis et Bertholdi fratrum de Sconenburg avunculus" donated the church of Nuheim to Mainz[636]m KONRAD von Schonenberg, son of --- (-before 1257). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    ISENBURG, LIMBURG an der LAHN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN und HERREN von ISENBURG 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known:

1.         GERLACH [I] (-after 1110).  "Chuno de Confluentia filius Adelardi" donated “in hiis villis Buobenheim, Uuissa, Asca, Bueueza” to Koblenz St. Florian, for the souls of “suæ nec non et uxoris eius Folchlindæ”, by charter dated 1092, witnessed by “comite Adelberto, comite Chuonone eiusque fratre Adelberone, Adelberto vicedomno, Radebodone, Gerlaca...cum fratre suo Reginboldo...[637]Graf von Isenburg.  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated to [1096], witnessed by "Gerlach comes de Isinburg, Gerhardus comes de Hostaden, Anshelmus de Mollesburg…"[638].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated serfs to Köln St Severin, with the consent of "Francone urbis nostre prefecto", by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Gerhardo comite de Gelre, Adelberto de Safenberg, Adelberto de Nervennich, Herimanno de Udenkircha, Gerhardo de Julicho, Gerhardo de Hoinstathe, Gerlacho de Isenburch et fratre sui Regenbaldo, Harperno de Randenrothe…"[639]m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach & his wife had two children: 

a)         REMBOLD [II] von Isenburg (-after 1121).  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 1117 relating to Kloster St Pantaleon witnessed by "Rembold de Isenburch et Gerlach frater eius, Gerardus comes de Iulicho, Almerus advocatus"[640]m --- von Arnstein, daughter of LUDWIG Graf von Arnstein & his wife ---.  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "in castro Arnstein…comes…Lodewicus" had seven sisters, of whom the sixth was ancestor of "Ysinburgensem prosapiam"[641].  Rembold & his wife had three children: 

i)          GERLACH [III] (-after 1142)Graf von Isenburg.  "Willelmus comes de Luzzelenburch, Hermanus comes de Caluerlage, Reinoldus comes, Conradus comes, Arnoldus comes, Gerlagus comes, Imeko comes, Gerhardus comes de Heinnersberch, Hermannus comes de Salmena et filius eius, Friderikus comes de Sarebrugge…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Dec 1127 under which Lothar King of Germany granted property in Dreiech to "ministeriali Cuonrado de Hagen…[et] uxori suæ Liuckardi"[642].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed donations to Kloster St Thomas bei Andernach by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "Fridericus comes de Vienna, Godefridus de Asche, Gerlacus de Isenburg et frater eius Remboldus…"[643]

-         see below

ii)         REMBOLD [III] (-after 1 Apr 1158).  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed donations to Kloster St Thomas bei Andernach by charter dated 1138 witnessed by "Fridericus comes de Vienna, Godefridus de Asche, Gerlacus de Isenburg et frater eius Remboldus…"[644].  Albero Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Lonnich by charter dated 1142 witnessed by "Walrammus comes de Arlo, Fridericus comes de Vianna, Gerlacus, Reinboldus, Sigefridus fratres de Isenburch, Heinricus de Cazenelinboge…"[645].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Remboldus de Isenburg…"[646].  “Reimbaldus comes et Gerlacus nepos eius de Isemburch...” witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1158 under which Hillin Archbishop of Trier confirmed "castrum de Nassouwe" to "Beatrix comitissa et coheredes eius…filii Ruberti et Arnoldi de Luremburg"