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INTRODUCTION. 2

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

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN von NASSAU. 5

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN von NASSAU, WALRAMIAN LINE. 13

A.         GRAFEN von NASSAU in WIESBADEN, later in IDSTEIN.. 13

B.         GRAFEN von NASSAU-WEILBURG.. 22

C.        GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1442-1574. 27

D.        GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1602-1728, FÜRSTEN zu NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN 1688-1721  29

E.         GRAFEN von NASSAU-SAARBRÜCKEN-WEILBURG 1629-1688, FÜRSTEN 1688. 35

F.         FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-USINGEN, HERZOG von NASSAU 1806-1816. 36

G.        FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-WEILBURG 1688-1806, HERZOGEN von NASSAU 1816. 40

Chapter 4.                GRAFEN von NASSAU, OTTONIAN LINE. 44

A.         GRAFEN von NASSAU in SIEGEN und DILLENBURG.. 44

B.         HERREN von NASSAU-BEILSTEIN.. 51

C.        GRAFEN von NASSAU-DILLENBURG 1351-1652, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-DILLENBURG 1652-1724. 53

D.        GRAFEN von NASSAU-SIEGEN, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-SIEGEN 1652-1743. 65

E.         GRAFEN von NASSAU-DIEZ, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-DIEZ 1652-1713. 71

F.         GRAFEN von NASSAU-HADAMAR, FÜRSTEN von NASSAU-HADAMAR 1650-1711. 73

Chapter 5.                GRAFEN von DIEZ. 75

Chapter 6.                ISENBURG, LIMBURG an der LAHN. 77

A.         GRAFEN und HERREN von ISENBURG.. 77

B.         HERREN von BÜDINGEN.. 81

C.        HERREN von ISENBURG in CLEEBERG und in ARENFELS.. 82

D.        HERREN von ISENBURG und BÜDINGEN.. 88

E.         HERREN von LIMBURG an der LAHN.. 91

F.         HERREN von ISENBURG und KEMPENICH.. 98

G.        HERREN von ISENBURG in BRAUNSBERG.. 101

Chapter 7.                SAYN, WITTGENSTEIN. 105

A.         GRAFEN von SAYN.. 105

B.         GRAFEN von SAYN (SPONHEIM) 111

C.        GRAFEN von WITTGENSTEIN, GRAFEN von BATTENBURG.. 114

Chapter 8.                GRAFEN von SOLMS. 118

Chapter 9.                GRAFEN von WIED. 122

 

 

 

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, 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 --- (-after 1238). 

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 (-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 .]

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.         DIETHER (-Trier 23 Nov 1307, bur Trier Dominikanerkirche).  Archbishop of Trier 1300. 

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…"[100].  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[101]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[102].  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"[103]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 2 Jul 1198 of "Adolphus…Romanorum rex"[104]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[105]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[106]

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[107].  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record the marriage of "filiam Romanorum regis Adolfi…Mechtildim" and Duke Rudolf within a few days of his father's death[108].  The Chronicon Elwacense records the marriage "in Nurnberg 4 Non Sep 1294" of "Rudolfo duci Bavariæ" and "Adolfus rex Romanorum filiam suam"[109]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[110]

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[111].  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.   

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.  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[112]"Gerlach grebe von Nassowe" settled a dispute between Kloster Arnstein and "her Heinrich von Aldendorf ritter" by charter dated 7 Mar 1333[113]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). 

m secondly (before 4 Jan 1337) as her second husband, IRMENGARD 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[114].  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 von Berg-Schelklingen (-[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[115].  Provost of St Marien at Erfurt 1344.  Dominican 1345.  Elect of Mainz 1346.  Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1354.

7.         MARIE (-before 1366).  m (before 1336) KONRAD [VI] von Weinsberg gt von Breuberg, son of --- (-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[116]

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.  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).  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[117]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XII Id Jan" in 1404 of "Dna Anna conthoralis Dni Dytheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen"[118]

 

 

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[119].  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...[120]

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 (before 1360) as her first husband, AGNES von Veldenz, daughter of HEINRICH II Graf von Veldenz [Geroldseck] & his wife ---.  1360/98.  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 [I] Herr von Eppstein, son of --- (-[28 May/16 Oct] 1391).  

4.         JOHANN (-young).  

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[121]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "Kal Feb" in 1389 of "Domina Elisabeth de Nassowe quondam uxor dni Dyetherich comitis de Katzenelbogen"[122]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) BERTA von Westerburg, daughter of JOHANN Herr von Westerburg & his wife --- (-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 (-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).  m (10 Jun 1373) REINHARD [II] Herr von Westerburg, son of --- (-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 Berta 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[123]

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[124]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 --- ([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 [III] von Eppstein, son of --- (-[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[125].  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).  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) HEINRICH XXI Graf von Schwarzburg-Blankenburg, son of --- (-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) ADRIANE de Glymes, daughter of JAN III de Glymes Heer van Bergen-op-Zoom & his wife --- (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.  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[126]Gräfin von Saarbrücken, Dame de Commercy 1381. 

Johann I & his second wife had children:

1.         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"[127]. 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).

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

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

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

5.         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-Weikersheim heiress of Kirchheim[-Bolanden] and Stauf, daughter and heiress of KRAFT IV Graf von Hohenlohe in Weikersheim & his wife --- (-Kirchheim (11 Oct 1410, bur Kirchheim).  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)m (1422) GEORG I Graf von Henneberg-Aschach, son of --- (-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

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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.

6.         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[128]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).

7.         MARGARETA (-22 Jan 1427)m ([25 Mar 1393]) FRIEDRICH III Graf von Veldenz [Geroldseck], son of --- (-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) MARGUERITE de Looz zu Heinsberg, daughter of JEAN III de Looz Herr zu Heinsberg und Löwenberg & his wife --- (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, (-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]) JEANNE de Looz zu Heinsberg heiress of Heinsberg, Geilenkirchen, Dalenbroich, Diest, Sichem, and Zeelhem, daughter and heiress of JEAN IV de Looz Herr zu Heinsberg und Diest (29 Jun 1443-Mainz 3 Sep 1469, bur St Arnoul). 

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"[129]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 --- ([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-Hartenburg, daughter of EMICH IX Graf von Leiningen in Hardenburg & 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 in Dagsburg und Hartenburg, son of --- (-10 Jan 1541).  AGNES (1519-young). 

m)       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. 

n)         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: 

o)         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.   

-        see below

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

-        see below

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. 

-        see below

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[130].] 

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…"[131]"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"[132]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[133]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[134].  "Waleramus et Otto comites de Nassowe" confirmed a donation made by "Anshelmus de Deninghoven, noster ministerialis" to Kloster Arnstein by charter dated to [1266][135]"…Otto de Nassouwen…" was among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[136].  "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[137]

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…"[138].  "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[139].  "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[140].  "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[141]

Otto [I] & his wife had six 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[142]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[143]"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[144]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[145].  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"[146].  "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[147].  The marriage contract between "Heynricus…comes de Waldecke…Alheydim sororem nostram" and "Wilhelmo comiti de Katzenelenbogen" is dated 22 Jan 1314[148].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 29 Oct of "Domina Agnes domina in Lymporgh" and her burial "in Choro"[149]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[150]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[151]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[152].  "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[153].  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[154].  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[155].  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[156]

-         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[157]Herr von Nassau-Beilstein in 1343, when he acquired Beilstein, Mengerskirchen, Eigenberg und dem Westerwald.  

-        HERREN von NASSAU-BEILSTEIN

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

3.         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[158]"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[159].  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[160]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 7 Jun 1334 of "Emichonis comitis de Nassawe" and records his donation[161]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[162]"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"[163].  The testament of "Helena…Burggravin ze Nuerenberk", dated 28 May 1299, names "unser…Tohter Anne von Nassau…"[164]"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[165].  "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"[166]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)m (before 1312) KUNO [II] Herr von Falkenstein, son of --- (-14 May 1334, 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[167]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"[168]m (before 26 Jun 1332) GERHARD [IV] 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[169].  "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"[170]m (before 1331) ELISABETH von Waldeck, daughter of HEINRICH IV Graf von Waldeck & his wife --- (-before 22 Jun 1385).  Johann & his wife had [eleven] 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). 

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

vi)       ANNA (-21 Jan 1404, bur Kloster Eberbach)"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[171]The necrology of Eberbach records the death "XII Id Jan" in 1404 of "Dna Anna conthoralis Dni Dytheri comitis de Katzenellenbogen"[172]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. 

viii)     ELIGIN [Adelheid] (-before 1416)m FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Castell, son of --- (-before 16 Mar 1379). 

ix)       ADELHEID (-after 1 Nov 1390)m WILHELM [I] Graf zu Castell, son of --- (-11 May 1399). 

x)        JOHANN .  Monk at Ebrach 1391. 

xi)       [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[173].  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"[174].  The testament of "Emche Grafe, Graf zu Nazzaw", dated 19/20 Feb 1359, appoints "unserm Bruder Grafen Johans Grafen zw Nazzaw" as his heir[175]m as her second husband, ANNA von Diez, widow of SIEGFRIED [VI] von Runkel, daughter of GOTTFRIED Graf von Diez & his wife ---.  1342. 

4.         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[176]

5.         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[177]Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Beilstein und Herborn 1303.  Provost of St Florian at Koblenz 1307.  in Katzenelnbogen 1320.  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. 

6.         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[178].  Abbess of Altenberg 1324. 

Otto I had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

7.          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[179].  "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[180].  He resigned his ecclesiastical appointments.  HEINRICH I Herr von Nassau-Beilstein 1343, when he acquired Beilstein, Mengerskirchen, Eigenberg und dem Westerwald. 

m (1339) MEYNA von Westerburg, daughter of --- (-before 1380). 

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

b)         KATHARINA (-6 Sep 1459).  m (10 Jan 1407) REINHARD Graf von Hanau, son of --- (-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 --- (-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

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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[182].  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[183].  

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[184]

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[185].  "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[186]"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[187]  

Johann & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         ADOLF von Nassau-Dillenburg (-12 Jun 1420)Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg in Dillenburg und Diez.  m firstly ([1384]) JUTTA von Diez, daughter and heiress of GERHARD V 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"[188]m secondly (1401) KUNIGUNDE von Isenburg-Limburg, daughter of JOHANN II von Limburg & his wife --- (-15 Mar 1403).  Adolf & his first wife had one child: 

a)         JUTTA (-2 Aug 1424).  in half Diez.  m (1401) GOTTFRIED VII von Eppstein zu Münzenberg, son of --- (-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"[189].] 

 

 

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[190].  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) MARIE de Looz heiress of Millen Gangelt Vucht Lummen and Steijn, daughter of JEAN II Comte de Looz in Heinsberg, [half] Jülich und Löwenberg-Millen & his wife --- (1424-20 May 1502, bur Breda).  She founded Kloster Vredenburg in Bavel in 1476[191]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[192]The marriage contract between "Graf Philipp von Katzenelnbogen" and "Frau Anna von Nassau…Herzog Otten von Braunschweig nachgelaßne Wittwe" is dated 30 Nov 1473[193]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).  

-        SEIGNEURS DE CORROY

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. 

-        von NASSAU zu REINHARDSTEIN

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) GENOVEVA Gräfin von Virneburg, daughter of RUPRECHT IV Graf von Virneburg & his wife --- (-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)m firstly (1450) PHILIPP "der Jüngere" Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of --- (-Darmstadt 27 Feb 1453).  m secondly (before 13 Jan 1471) OSWALD Graf von Thierstein Herr zu Pfeffingen, son of --- (-[29 Mar/6 Sep] 1488). 

3.         MARGARETA (1415-27 May 1467)m (1435) DIETRICH I Graf von Sayn in Hachenburg, (-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.          MARGARETA .  m HUGO Wijnrix, son of ---

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

-        van NASSAU

 

 

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 --- (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, 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[194]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[195].  

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[196]

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[197]

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[198]

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[199]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. 

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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"[200].  

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[201]

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

 

 

 

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"[202].  Embricho & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH (-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"[203]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[204]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…"[205].  m ---.  The name of Heinrich’s wife is not known.  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

i)          GERHARDThe 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"[206]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"[207]

 

 

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 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[208]

 

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[209]

 

4.         GERHARD (-after 27 Apr 1255).  Graf von Diez.  "Gerhardus comes de Ditse" renounced rights in favour of Stift St Stephan at Mainz by charter dated 6 Jan 1239[210].  "Gerhardus de Ditzse et Agnes uxor mea" founded Kloster Thron by charter dated 20 Mar 1243[211]"Sifrdius 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[212]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Gerhardus de Ditzse et Agnes uxor mea" founded Kloster Thron by charter dated 20 Mar 1243[213]

 

5.         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[214]

 

6.         GERHARDGraf 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[215]m GERTRUD, daughter of ---.  "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[216]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    ISENBURG, LIMBURG an der LAHN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN und HERREN von ISENBURG 

 

 

1.         GERLACH (-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...[217]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…"[218].  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…"[219]m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach & his wife had two children: 

a)         REMBOLD 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"[220]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"[221].  Rembold & his wife had three children: 

i)          GERLACH (-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"[222].  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…"[223]

-         see below

ii)         REMBOLD (-after 20 Apr 1152).  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…"[224].  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…"[225].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Remboldus de Isenburg…"[226]

iii)        SIEGFRIED (-after 1142).  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…"[227]

b)         GERLACH von Isenburg (-after 1117).  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"[228]

2.         REMBOLD von Isenburg (-after 1112).  "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...[229].  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…"[230].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Bonn St Cassius by charter dated 1112 witnessed by "Sigefrido palatino comite, Reginboldo de Isenborch, Teoderico de Are…"[231]

 

 

GERLACH von Isenburg, son of REIMBOLD von Isenburg & his wife --- von Arnstein (-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"[232].  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…"[233].  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…"[234]

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

Gerlach & his wife had three children: 

1.         GERLACH von Isenburg (-before 1167).  m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERLACH von Isenburg (-after 1209).  Herr von Kobern.  Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[235].  "Dominus Gerlacus de Kouerne" as Vogt von Laach reached agreement with Kloster Laach concerning property "in Hembach et Bedendorp" by charter dated 1190[236].  "Gerlacus de Isenburg et eius filiis" agreed that "castri de Altenburg et castri de Coverna inferioris" were fiefs of the archbishopric of Trier by charter dated to [1194], witnessed by "Godefridus comes de Spanheim, Gerlacus comes de Veldenz, Gotfridus comes de Virneburg et frater eius Fridericus, Reinboldus et Henricus de Isenburg"[237].  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…"[238].  A charter dated to [1207] records a dispute between "Remboldo de Isenburg" and Kloster Himmerode relating to property "de Kilwalt", recording that "pater meus et pater Remboldi cognati mei" divided their inheritance between them, that "patruus meus prepositus Bruno" used the property "permissione fratris sui qui erat patruus et tutor noster", that "defuncto patruo nostro…tutor noster" the property was inherited by Rembold and "frater meus", witnessed by "patruelem Remboldi…Gerlacum de Kouerne"[239].  Johann Archbishop of Trier settled between "dominum Gerlacum de Couerne" and the abbey of St Maria, Trier concerning "in Couerne…advocati", relinquished by "filiis suis Gerlaco…et Henrico", by charter dated 1207[240]

-        HERREN von ISENBURG in KOBERN[241].  "Remboldus de Isinburch et filius eius Salatinus, Gerlacus et Heinricus frater eius de Isenburch, Heinricus de Isenburch et Everardus frater eius, Heinricus burgravius de Isenburch…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Oct 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded a settlement between Rommersdorf abbey and "nobilis vir Bruno de Isenburg" concerning "Gladebag…monasterio"[242].  

b)         HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg (-before 1227).  Herr von Isenburg in Cleeberg.  Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[243]

-        HERREN von ISENBURG in CLEEBERG

c)         EBERHARD (-after 8 Oct 1210).  "Remboldus de Isinburch et filius eius Salatinus, Gerlacus et Heinricus frater eius de Isenburch, Heinricus de Isenburch et Everardus frater eius, Heinricus burgravius de Isenburch…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Oct 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded a settlement between Rommersdorf abbey and "nobilis vir Bruno de Isenburg" concerning "Gladebag…monasterio"[244].  

2.         BRUNO .  A charter dated to [1207] records a dispute between "Remboldo de Isenburg" and Kloster Himmerode relating to property "de Kilwalt", recording that "pater meus et pater Remboldi cognati mei" divided their inheritance between them, that "patruus meus prepositus Bruno" used the property "permissione fratris sui qui erat patruus et tutor noster", that "defuncto patruo nostro…tutor noster" the property was inherited by Rembold and "frater meus", witnessed by "patruelem Remboldi…Gerlacum de Kouerne"[245]

3.         REMBOLD von Isenburg (-[1175])

-        HERREN von ISENBURG und KEMPENICH

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von BÜDINGEN 

 

 

1.         HERMANN von Büdigen (-after 1194).  Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen" by charter dated 1191[246].  "…Hermannus et Gerlacus de Budingen…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz renewed the donation of "ecclesiam in Mengesrod" made to Kloster Ravengirsburg by "comitissa Friderun…et mariti sui Stephani"[247]

 

2.         GERLACH von Büdigen (-before Nov 1247).  "…Hermannus et Gerlacus de Budingen…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz renewed the donation of "ecclesiam in Mengesrod" made to Kloster Ravengirsburg by "comitissa Friderun…et mariti sui Stephani"[248]Herr von Büdigen.  "…Gerlacus de Butingin, Fridericus de Truhindigin, Ebirhardus dapifer de Waltpurc…" witnessed the charter dated 24 Apr 1222 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed a donation to Kloster Salem[249].  "…Rupertus et Ludewicus fratres et comites de Kastel, Fridericus de Truhendingen, Gerlacus de Butingen, Gotfridus et Cunradus fratres de Hohenloch…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Jan 1227 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed a sale of property to the Teutonic Knights at Mergentheim made by "Heinricus vir nobilis de Egersperge"[250].  "Dominus G. de Budingen…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Sep 1240 under which "Theodoricus de Bardenhusen et Gerdrudis uxor sua" donated property to Kloster Merholz[251]m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach & his wife had two children: 

a)         PETRISSA von Büdigen (-after Nov 1247).  "Godefridus et Conradus fratres de Hoenloch…Godefridus et uxor mea Richenza…Conradus et uxor mea Petrissa" donated property to their donation Kloster Frauenthal by charter dated [Oct] 1232[252].  "Conradus de Hohinloch" acknowledged a debt towards "coniugi sue --- et…filiis Heinrico et Conrado" by charter dated 8 Mar 1247[253].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Nov 1247 under which "Conradus de Hoenlo, Roysemannus de Kempnich et Albertus de Tremperg" confirmed a donation of property to Kloster Haina by "Henricus miles de Kensheim cognomento Scoubelin", in accordance with the wishes of "bone recordationis domini Gerlaci de Budingen soceri nostri"[254]m KONRAD Herr von Hohenlohe, son of HEINRICH von Hohenlohe & his first wife --- (-1249). 

b)         --- von Büdingen .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1247 under which [her husband] Eberhard de Bruberge” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Haina by “socer noster dominus G. beate memorie de Budingen[255]m EBERHARD von Breuberg, son of --- (-after 1247). 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von ISENBURG in CLEEBERG und in ARENFELS

 

 

HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg, son of GERLACH von Isenburg & his wife --- (-before 1227)Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[256].  "Remboldus de Isinburch et filius eius Salatinus, Gerlacus et Heinricus frater eius de Isenburch, Heinricus de Isenburch et Everardus frater eius, Heinricus burgravius de Isenburch…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Oct 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded a settlement between Rommersdorf abbey and "nobilis vir Bruno de Isenburg" concerning "Gladebag…monasterio"[257].   "Henricus de Ysenburch…uxor mea Irmingardis et filius meus Henricus" exchanged property with the abbot of Laach by charter dated 6 Jan 1213[258].  "Henricus burcgravius de Isemburc crucesignatus" donated "Markemberc" to Kloster Romersdorf, noting that it was the wish of "olim mihi uxorem…et filios ac filias suscepissem ex ea" and that "illa uxore autem defuncta", by charter dated 30 Jan 1218, witnessed by "Lotharius comes de Widhe, Henricus iunior de Isemburc, Theodericus de Widhe…"[259]

m IRMENGARD, daughter of --- (-[6 Jan 1213/30 Jan 1218]).  "Henricus de Ysenburch…uxor mea Irmingardis et filius meus Henricus" exchanged property with the abbot of Laach by charter dated 6 Jan 1213[260]Her date of death is set by the charter dated 30 Jan 1218 under which [her husband] "Henricus burcgravius de Isemburc crucesignatus" donated "Markemberc" to Kloster Romersdorf, noting that it was the wish of "olim mihi uxorem…et filios ac filias suscepissem ex ea" and that "illa uxore autem defuncta"[261].  This charter also confirms that she was the mother of Heinrich´s children. 

Heinrich [I] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] von Isenburg (-after 29 Sep 1278)"Henricus de Ysenburch…uxor mea Irmingardis et filius meus Henricus" exchanged property with the abbot of Laach by charter dated 6 Jan 1213[262].  "Henricus burcgravius de Isemburc crucesignatus" donated "Markemberc" to Kloster Romersdorf by charter dated 30 Jan 1218, witnessed by "…Henricus iunior de Isemburc…"[263]"Heinricus et Gerlacus fratres de Ysenburc, advocati Limpurgiensis ecclesie" acknowledged rights of the archbishop of Mainz by charter dated 3 Nov 1232[264]"Henricus dominus de Isinburg et Mechtildis uxor nostra…Gerlacus noster filius" renounced their claim "super hereditate comitatus de Hostaden et de Are" in favour of "dominum nostrum Coloniensem archiepiscopum" by charter dated 9 Nov 1246, witnessed by "…Fridericus frater noster Sancte Marie ad Gradus prepositi Colon…"[265].  "Conradum comitem de Dieze" and "Henricum de Isenburg sororium nostrum" reached agreement concerning "Vilmere…Volstock" by charter dated 25 Jan 1250[266].  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", by charter dated 21 Jun 1258[267].  "Henricus nobilis dominus de Isenburg…cum…coniuge nostra domina Metilde" founded an altar in Abtei Romersdorf, in memory of "nobilis quondam domini Henrici nostri genitori dicti de Isenburg", with the consent of "nobilium virorum domini G. comiti Seynensis et domini Ditteri de Mollisberg nec non et filiorum nostrorum Gerlaci et Ludewici", by charter dated 1264[268].  "Heinricus dominus de Isenburg" recorded the settlement of the dispute between "Gerlacus dominus de Arenvelz nostri Henrici filius" and "Johannes burggravius de Hammerstein" by charter dated 18 Jun 1266[269].  "…Henricus de Ysenburgh, Gerlacus et Ludovicus filii ipsius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[270]m MECHTILD von Hochstaden, daughter of LOTHAR [I] Graf von Hochstaden & his wife Mechtild von Vianden (-after 1264).  "Henricus dominus de Isinburg et Mechtildis uxor nostra…Gerlacus noster filius" renounced their claim "super hereditate comitatus de Hostaden et de Are" in favour of "dominum nostrum Coloniensem archiepiscopum" by charter dated 9 Nov 1246, witnessed by "…Fridericus frater noster Sancte Marie ad Gradus prepositi Colon…"[271]Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1248 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln confirmed the agreement between "Henricus dominus de Ysenburg sororius noster, pro se uxore sua liberis suis utriusque sexus fratribus suis et sororibus" and "Megthildis quondam Seynensis comitisse" concerning "castro…de Hardenuiels et Herispag" and other properties[272].  "Henricus nobilis dominus de Isenburg…cum…coniuge nostra domina Metilde" founded an altar in Abtei Romersdorf, in memory of "nobilis quondam domini Henrici nostri genitori dicti de Isenburg", with the consent of "nobilium virorum domini G. comiti Seynensis et domini Ditteri de Mollisberg nec non et filiorum nostrorum Gerlaci et Ludewici", by charter dated 1264[273]Heinrich [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GERLACH von Isenburg (-1303 or after)"Gerlacus primogenitus nobilis viri Henrici domini de Isenborg" confirmed by charter dated 6 Aug 1259 that he would not attack "nobili matrone Methildi olim comitisse Senensi" from "castro meo Arenuels", naming "patrem meum…sororium meum Godefridum comitem Senensem, Henricum comitem de Verneberg…" as guarantors[274].  "Henricus nobilis dominus de Isenburg…cum…coniuge nostra domina Metilde" founded an altar in Abtei Romersdorf, in memory of "nobilis quondam domini Henrici nostri genitori dicti de Isenburg", with the consent of "nobilium virorum domini G. comiti Seynensis et domini Ditteri de Mollisberg nec non et filiorum nostrorum Gerlaci et Ludewici", by charter dated 1264[275].  Herr von Arenfels.  "Heinricus dominus de Isenburg" recorded the settlement of the dispute between "Gerlacus dominus de Arenvelz nostri Henrici filius" and "Johannes burggravius de Hammerstein" by charter dated 18 Jun 1266[276].  "Gerlacus de Ysenburg dominus de Arenvels" acknowledged money paid by "dominus comes Juliacensis" by charter dated 20 Feb 1271[277].  "…Henricus de Ysenburgh, Gerlacus et Ludovicus filii ipsius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[278]m (before 5 Jan 1252) ELISABETH von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH von Kleve gt von Dinslaken & his wife Elisabeth de Brabant.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 14 Dec 1255 under which her husband "Gerlacus filius Henrici domini de Isenburg et Elyzabet uxor ipsius G." agreed with "domino comite Clivensi et filiis eius" that they renounced the inheritance of "domini Theoderici…Elyzabet patris" and "toti comitie et dominio Clivensi", provided that it would revert to them if "dominus Theodericus et dominus Theodericus filii comitis Clivensis" died childless[279].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimondt, quondam comitissa Clevensis" confirmed the dowry agreed by "comes Clivensis et frater eius dominus Luf" under the marriage contract of "nobilum virum dom. Gerlacum de Isenburg" and "filiam nostrum Elisabeth", by charter dated 22 Jan 1260, which states that the property in question included revenue which "pater noster dom. dux Brabantiæ" had given to "dom. Theodorico quondam primogenito comitis Clivensis"[280]"Theodericus comes Clevensis et Aleidis uxor eius et Theodericus senior filius eorundem" granted property to "domino Gerlaco dicto de Isenburg…et Elizabet uxoris eius…filie quondam domini Theoderici fratris nostri primogeniti" by charter dated 11 Nov 1265[281].  Gerlach & his wife had two children: 

i)          DIETRICH (-after 5 Jun 1333).  "Ditterich von Arenfels Herre ze Isenbergk, Hedwich unntzer Eliche Frawe" granted property to "Herrn Hermann von Helffensteynn untzerenn Eydomb und unserem Enckelin" by charter dated 2 Sep 1328[282].  "Dietherich von Arenfelsth Herr zw Itsenbergk" and "Her Herman von Helffensteynn unser Eydomb" agreed the return of the dowry for the use of "Gerlach untser Tsone und Lytse tseynn Eliche Frauw, unser Dochter Loytsen" by charter dated 5 Jun 1333[283]m HEDWIG, daughter of ---.  "Ditterich von Arenfels Herre ze Isenbergk, Hedwich unntzer Eliche Frawe" granted property to "Herrn Hermann von Helffensteynn untzerenn Eydomb und unserem Enckelin" by charter dated 2 Sep 1328[284].  Dietrich & his wife had three children:  

(a)       GERLACH (-1371).  "Gerlacus dominus de Isenburg" confirmed that "castro nostro Hersbach" was held from the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Theodorici et Joannis liberorum nostrorum…Crachtonis de Isenburg fratris nostri", by charter dated May 1343[285].  "Gerlacus dominus de Isenburg" confirmed fiefs held from the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Demodis uxoris mee", by charter dated 6 Sep 1353[286]m firstly LISA, daughter of ---.  "Dietherich von Arenfelsth Herr zw Itsenbergk" and "Her Jerman von Jelffensteynn unser Eydomb" agreed the return of the dowry for the use of "Gerlach untser Tsone und Lytse tseynn Eliche Frauw, unser Dochter Loytsen" by charter dated 5 Jun 1333[287]m secondly DEMODIS, daughter of ---.  "Gerlacus dominus de Isenburg" confirmed fiefs held from the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Demodis uxoris mee", by charter dated 6 Sep 1353[288].  Gerlach & his wife had [three] children: 

(1)       [daughter (-before 5 Jun 1333).  "Ditterich von Arenfels Herre ze Isenbergk, Hedwich unntzer Eliche Frawe" granted property to "Herrn Hermann von Helffensteynn untzerenn Eydomb und unserem Enckelin" by charter dated 2 Sep 1328[289].  The name of this daughter´s father is not specified in the document.  "Dietherich von Arenfelsth Herr zw Itsenbergk" and "Her Herman von Helffensteynn unser Eydomb" agreed the return of the dowry for the use of "Gerlach untser Tsone und Lytse tseynn Eliche Frauw, unser Dochter Loytsen" by charter dated 5 Jun 1333[290]m ([2 Sep 1328]) HERMANN Herr von Helfenstein, son of ---.] 

(2)       DIETRICH (-after May 1343).  "Gerlacus dominus de Isenburg" confirmed that "castro nostro Hersbach" was held from the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Theodorici et Joannis liberorum nostrorum…Crachtonis de Isenburg fratris nostri", by charter dated May 1343[291]

(3)       JOHANN (-after May 1343).  "Gerlacus dominus de Isenburg" confirmed that "castro nostro Hersbach" was held from the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Theodorici et Joannis liberorum nostrorum…Crachtonis de Isenburg fratris nostri", by charter dated May 1343[292]

(b)       KRAFT (-after May 1343).  "Gerlacus dominus de Isenburg" confirmed that "castro nostro Hersbach" was held from the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Theodorici et Joannis liberorum nostrorum…Crachtonis de Isenburg fratris nostri", by charter dated May 1343[293]

(c)       LUISA .  "Dietherich von Arenfelsth Herr zw Itsenbergk" and "Her Jerman von Jelffensteynn unser Eydomb" agreed the return of the dowry for the use of "Gerlach untser Tsone und Lytse tseynn Eliche Frauw, unser Dochter Loytsen" by charter dated 5 Jun 1333[294]

ii)         MARGARETA von Isenburg A charter dated 11 Aug 1292 records the settlement of a dispute between "Theodericus dominus de Murse” and “dominum Theodericum comitem Clevensem” including the proposed marriage between the former and “Margaretha nepte sua...filia Gerlaci domini de Isenburg”, sealed by “Werneri de Lynope militis nostri consanguinei[295].  m (contract 11 Aug 1292) DIETRICH [II] Herr von Mörs, son of DIETRICH [I] Herr [Garf] von Mörs & his wife Elisabeth von Altena (-after 20 Jun 1307). 

b)         LUDWIG von Isenburg (-after 1290).  "Henricus nobilis dominus de Isenburg…cum…coniuge nostra domina Metilde" founded an altar in Abtei Romersdorf, in memory of "nobilis quondam domini Henrici nostri genitori dicti de Isenburg", with the consent of "nobilium virorum domini G. comiti Seynensis et domini Ditteri de Mollisberg nec non et filiorum nostrorum Gerlaci et Ludewici", by charter dated 1264[296]

-        HERREN von ISENBURG in BÜDINGEN

c)         EBERHARD (-after 25 Jan 1288).  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz granted "castri nostri Ameneburg" to "Ludewicum de Isenburg", with the consent of "Eberhardi fratris sui Henrici filii", by charter dated 25 Jan 1288[297]

d)         JUTTA von Isenburg (-2 Apr 1314)Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Aug 1259 under which "Gerlacus primogenitus…Henrici domini de Isenborg" promised not to take any adverse action against "nobili matrone Methildi olim comitisse Seynensi" concerning "castro meo Arenfels", naming "…sororium meum Godefridum comitem Seynensem…" among his guarantors[298].  "Godefridus comes Senensis et Jutta uxor eius" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Kaiserswerth, confirming the action of "domnus Henricus comes Senensis beate memorie avunculus noster et predecessor", by charter dated Jul 1260, with the consent of "Henrico fratre nostro"[299].  "God. comes Seynensis et Jutta uxor nostra" and "Th. dominum de Heymsberg" agreed that the latter renounced his claim to Schloss Löwenberg by charter dated 25 Jan 1267 (O.S.)[300]m (before Aug 1259) GOTTFRIED von Sponheim Graf von Sayn, son of JOHANN [I] von Sponheim Herr zu Sayn und Starkenburg & his wife --- (-[1282/84]). 

2.         GERLACH von Isenburg (-before 11 Aug 1289).  "Heinricus et Gerlacus fratres de Ysenburc, advocati Limpurgiensis ecclesie" acknowledged rights of the archbishop of Mainz by charter dated 3 Nov 1232[301]

-        HERREN von LIMBURG an der LAHN

3.         FRIEDRICH (-after 9 Nov 1246).  "Henricus dominus de Isinburg et Mechtildis uxor nostra…Gerlacus noster filius" renounced their claim "super hereditate comitatus de Hostaden et de Are" in favour of "dominum nostrum Coloniensem archiepiscopum" by charter dated 9 Nov 1246, witnessed by "…Fridericus frater noster Sancte Marie ad Gradus prepositi Colon…"[302]

4.         son .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1248 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln confirmed the agreement between "Henricus dominus de Ysenburg sororius noster, pro se uxore sua liberis suis utriusque sexus fratribus suis et sororibus" and "Megthildis quondam Seynensis comitisse" concerning "castro…de Hardenuiels et Herispag" and other properties[303].  It is not known whether this document should be interpreted as meaning that Heinrich [II] had six brothers or six brothers and sisters. 

5.         son .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1248 under which Konrad Archbishop of Köln confirmed the agreement between "Henricus dominus de Ysenburg sororius noster, pro se uxore sua liberis suis utriusque sexus fratribus suis et sororibus" and "Megthildis quondam Seynensis comitisse" concerning "castro…de Hardenuiels et Herispag" and other properties[304].  It is not known whether this document should be interpreted as meaning that Heinrich [II] had six brothers or six brothers and sisters. 

6.         ELISABETH von Isenburg (-[16 Mar/29 Nov] 1272).  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"[305].  "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[306]m GOTTFRIED [II] von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Herr von Eppstein & his wife --- von Wied (-[15 Mar/30 Oct] 1278, bur Mainz St Stephan). 

7.         LUKARDIS von Isenburg (-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[307].  “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[308].  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.  Her 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"[309].  "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…"[310]m firstly (before 1243) HEINRICH [II] von Hanau, son of --- (-[4 May 1240/1243]).  m secondly (after 1246) as his second wife, PHILIPP von Bolanden Herr von Hohenfels, son of PHILIPP von Bolanden & his wife Beatrix Wildgräfin (-1277). 

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von ISENBURG und BÜDINGEN

 

 

LUDWIG von Isenburg, son of HEINRICH [II] von Isenburg & his wife Mechtild [von Hochstaden] (-after 1290).  "Henricus nobilis dominus de Isenburg…cum…coniuge nostra domina Metilde" founded an altar in Abtei Romersdorf, in memory of "nobilis quondam domini Henrici nostri genitori dicti de Isenburg", with the consent of "nobilium virorum domini G. comiti Seynensis et domini Ditteri de Mollisberg nec non et filiorum nostrorum Gerlaci et Ludewici", by charter dated 1264[311].  "Ludewicus nobilis de Ysenburg…[et] uxoris mee Helwibis" donated property to Kloster Haugk near Büdigen by charter dated 12 Oct 1264[312].  "Ludewicus de Ysenburg" acknowledged money paid by "W. comiti Juliacensi" by charter dated Apr 1269[313].  "Ludowicus de Isenburg et uxor sua Helewigis" donated property to Kloster Haugk near Büdigen by charter dated 3 Mar 1274[314].  "…Henricus de Ysenburgh, Gerlacus et Ludovicus filii ipsius…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[315].  "Ludovicus de Isenberg et Heilwigis collateralis eiusdem" donated property in Büdigen to the bishop of Worms, with the consent of "omnium liberorum nostrorum Henrici…Ludowici, Wilhelmi, Friderici et Lutheri nec non filie nostre Irmingardis", by charter dated 17 Mar 1286[316].  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz granted "castri nostri Ameneburg" to "Ludewicum de Isenburg", with the consent of "Eberhardi fratris sui Henrici filii", by charter dated 25 Jan 1288[317]"Ludewicus dominus de Ysenburg nec non Helwigi contheralis sua" granted property "in Herchenhain" to "Engilberto filio…Ludewici comitis de Cygenhain cum Helwige filia nostra…coniuge ipsius" by charter dated 9 Jun 1289[318]

m HEILWIG von Tübingen, daughter of WILHELM [I] Graf von Tübingen & his wife Willibirg ---.  "Ludewicus nobilis de Ysenburg…[et] uxoris mee Helwibis" donated property to Kloster Haugk near Büdigen by charter dated 12 Oct 1264[319].  "Ludowicus de Isenburg et uxor sua Helewigis" donated property to Kloster Haugk near Büdigen by charter dated 3 Mar 1274[320].  "Ludovicus de Isenberg et Heilwigis collateralis eiusdem" donated property in Büdigen to the bishop of Worms, with the consent of "omnium liberorum nostrorum Henrici…Ludowici, Wilhelmi, Friderici et Lutheri nec non filie nostre Irmingardis", by charter dated 17 Mar 1286[321]"Ludewicus dominus de Ysenburg nec non Helwigi contheralis sua" granted property "in Herchenhain" to "Engilberto filio…Ludewici comitis de Cygenhain cum Helwige filia nostra…coniuge ipsius" by charter dated 9 Jun 1289[322]

Ludwig & his wife had children: 

1.         HEINRICH (-after 17 Mar 1286).  "Ludovicus de Isenberg et Heilwigis collateralis eiusdem" donated property in Büdigen to the bishop of Worms, with the consent of "omnium liberorum nostrorum Henrici…Ludowici, Wilhelmi, Friderici et Lutheri nec non filie nostre Irmingardis", by charter dated 17 Mar 1286[323]

2.         LUDWIG (-after 17 Mar 1286).  "Ludovicus de Isenberg et Heilwigis collateralis eiusdem" donated property in Büdigen to the bishop of Worms, with the consent of "omnium liberorum nostrorum Henrici…Ludowici, Wilhelmi, Friderici et Lutheri nec non filie nostre Irmingardis", by charter dated 17 Mar 1286[324]

3.         WILHELM (-after 17 Mar 1286).  "Ludovicus de Isenberg et Heilwigis collateralis eiusdem" donated property in Büdigen to the bishop of Worms, with the consent of "omnium liberorum nostrorum Henrici…Ludowici, Wilhelmi, Friderici et Lutheri nec non filie nostre Irmingardis", by charter dated 17 Mar 1286[325]

4.         FRIEDRICH (-after 17 Mar 1286).  "Ludovicus de Isenberg et Heilwigis collateralis eiusdem" donated property in Büdigen to the bishop of Worms, with the consent of "omnium liberorum nostrorum Henrici…Ludowici, Wilhelmi, Friderici et Lutheri nec non filie nostre Irmingardis", by charter dated 17 Mar 1286[326]

5.         LUTHER von Isenburg (-[3 Dec 1340/4 Feb 1341]).  "Ludovicus de Isenberg et Heilwigis collateralis eiusdem" donated property in Büdigen to the bishop of Worms, with the consent of "omnium liberorum nostrorum Henrici…Ludowici, Wilhelmi, Friderici et Lutheri nec non filie nostre Irmingardis", by charter dated 17 Mar 1286[327].  Herr von Isenburg in Büdingen.  "Wilhelmus comes de Cazenelb" granted "bonis nostris in Wisenbach", held before by "dno Ludevico socero nostro pie memorie de Ysenburch", to "Brunonem de Brunsberg generum nostrum…et Heylewigam filiam nostram collateralem ipsius", with the consent of "Lutteri sororii nostri…de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1306[328]

-        GRAFEN von ISENBURG in BÜDINGEN[329]

6.         IRMGARD (-before 11 Aug 1303).  The marriage contract of "Ludovicus dominus de Ysenburg…Yrmingardam filiam nostram" and "Margaretha comitissa de Katzenelnbogen…Wilhelmus filius noster" is dated to [1276/77] and names "dominus Henricus de Ysenburg pater noster…patrem nostrum comitem Juliacensem…" among the fiduciaries[330].  "Ludovicus de Isenberg et Heilwigis collateralis eiusdem" donated property in Büdigen to the bishop of Worms, with the consent of "omnium liberorum nostrorum Henrici…Ludowici, Wilhelmi, Friderici et Lutheri nec non filie nostre Irmingardis", by charter dated 17 Mar 1286[331]"Rudolfus comes palatinus Reni, dux Bavarie" confirmed that "Wilhelmus comes de Kazzenelnbogen" granted "propter nuptias castrum Lichtenberg" to "domine Irmengardi uxori sue filie…nobilis Ludovici de Ysenburg" by charter dated 7 Nov 1295[332]"Dytherus…Trevirensis ecclesie archiepiscopus" granted property "in villis de Husen et in Burniche", assigned by "Henricus miles dominus de Ysenburg…sue Yrmengardi nepti, collateralis…Wilhelmi comitis de Katzinelnbogen", to Graf Wilhelm after the death of his wife, by charter dated 11 Aug 1303[333]m (betrothed [1276/77], before 7 Nov 1295) WILHELM [I] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [III] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Margareta von Jülich ([1270/73]-1331). 

7.         HEILWIG"Ludewicus dominus de Ysenburg nec non Helwigi contheralis sua" granted property "in Herchenhain" to "Engilberto filio…Ludewici comitis de Cygenhain cum Helwige filia nostra…coniuge ipsius" by charter dated 9 Jun 1289[334]m ENGELBERT von Ziegenhain, son of LUDWIG Graf von Ziegenhain & his wife ---. 

 

 

 

E.      HERREN von LIMBURG an der LAHN

 

 

GERLACH von Isenburg, son of HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg & his wife --- (-before 11 Aug 1289).  "Heinricus et Gerlacus fratres de Ysenburc, advocati Limpurgiensis ecclesie" acknowledged rights of the archbishop of Mainz by charter dated 3 Nov 1232[335]"Gerlacus dominus de Ysenburg…" witnessed the charter dated 18 Dec 1265 which records an agreement between "Walramus frater comitis Juliacensis et Megthildis uxor sua" and Konrad Archbishop of Köln[336]"Gerlacus dominus de Lympurg, Ymagina uxor nostra et Johannes filius noster primogenitus” donated “castrum Schauenburg...partem” and “in Birlebach et Crampurg villis” to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 26 Sep 1266[337].  Co-heir of Bliescastel: “H. comes de Salmis, G. dominus de Limpurg, C. de Blankenheim et L. de Arnesperc coheredes comitatus de Castris [Bliescastel] castrorum et urbium...Putelinga et Geb---berc” reached agreement concerning their inheritance, with the advice of “H. comitis Geminipontis, H. et Jo. comitum de Spanheim et E. comitis Siluestris”, by charter dated [May/Jun] 1275[338]

m IMAGINA von Bliescastel, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Agnes von Sayn (-5 Nov, before Apr 1298).  "Gerlacus dominus de Lympurg, Ymagina uxor nostra et Johannes filius noster primogenitus” donated “castrum Schauenburg...partem” and “in Birlebach et Crampurg villis” to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 26 Sep 1266[339]. "Dominus Joannes de Lympurgh ac Oda uxor nostra legitima" founded a chapel "in castro nostro de Lympurgh", for the souls of "Gerlaci patris nostri ac Imagine matris nostre, Elisabeth prime nostre legitime", by charter dated Apr 1298[340].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 5 Nov of "Imyna domina in Lymporgh"[341]

Gerlach & his wife had two children: 

1.         JOHANN (-1 Oct 1312, bur Geroldseck)"Gerlacus dominus de Lympurg, Ymagina uxor nostra et Johannes filius noster primogenitus” donated “castrum Schauenburg...partem” and “in Birlebach et Crampurg villis” to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 26 Sep 1266[342]. Herr von Limburg.  “Heynricus...Lantgravius terre Hassie dominus” granted “terciam partem opidi Lymperg cum...pertinenciis...Bysanck” to “nobili viro Johanni domino de Lymperg” by charter dated 11 Aug 1289[343]"Dominus Joannes de Lympurgh ac Oda uxor nostra legitima" founded a chapel "in castro nostro de Lympurgh", for the souls of "Gerlaci patris nostri ac Imagine matris nostre, Elisabeth prime nostre legitime", by charter dated Apr 1298[344].  A charter dated 11 Aug 1305 relates to a donation to Limburg church made by "Johannes dominus de Limpurg atque domina Oda collateralis ipsius", for the souls of "quondam domini Gerlaci domini de Limpurg patris ac…domine Imagine bone memorie domine de Limpurg, matris dicti domini Johannis"[345].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 1 Oct 1312 of "Nobilis Dominus Johannes Dominus de Lympurgh" and his burial "in Choro apud Dominam suam de Gerulseck"[346]m firstly ELISABETH von Geroldseck, daughter of ---.  "Dominus Joannes de Lympurgh ac Oda uxor nostra legitima" founded a chapel "in castro nostro de Lympurgh", for the souls of "Gerlaci patris nostri ac Imagine matris nostre, Elisabeth prime nostre legitime", by charter dated Apr 1298[347]m secondly ODA von Ravensberg, daughter of OTTO [III] Graf von Ravensburg & his wife Hedwig zur Lippe (-25 Jun 1313, bur Limburg Franciscans).  The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" was "son des blinden herren zu Limpurg" and his wife "von Rabensperg uß Westfalen…frauwe Uda"[348].  "Dominus Joannes de Lympurgh ac Oda uxor nostra legitima" founded a chapel "in castro nostro de Lympurgh", for the souls of "Gerlaci patris nostri ac Imagine matris nostre, Elisabeth prime nostre legitime", by charter dated Apr 1298[349].  Heinrich Archbishop of Köln confirmed property in “Secbach” to “nobili matrone Vde filie quondam Ottonis comitis de Rauinsberg...torali...Johannis domini de Lympurg” by charter dated 21 May 1306[350].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 25 Jun 1313 of "Nobilis Domina Uda de Limpurg" and her burial "in Choro"[351].  Johann & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ELISABETH (-before 28 May 1347).  "Ulricus de Bickenbach et Elisabeth collateralis eius" sold property "apud Poppenheim, Bünsheim et Erfelden villas", with the consent of "Godefridi et Cunradi de Bickenbach consanguineorum nostri Ulrici", by charter dated 29 Mar 1317[352].  Her date of death is confirmed by the charter dated 28 May 1347 under which her daughters Agnes and Mene divided the inheritance of their deceased parents Ulrich von Bickenbach and Elisabeth[353]m ULRICH [I] Herr von Bickenbach, son of --- (-1339). 

Johann & his second wife had children: 

b)         GERLACH (-14 Apr 1355)The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" was "son des blinden herren zu Limpurg" and his wife "von Rabensperg uß Westfalen…frauwe Uda"[354].  "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[355]The Limburger Chronik records the death in 1354 of "der edile herre Gerlach der alde herre zu Limpurg"[356]m firstly (before 9 Oct 1314) AGNES von Nassau-Siegen, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Nassau-Siegen & his wife Adelheid von Heinsberg (-29 Oct [1316/18], bur Limburg Franciscans).  The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" married firstly "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese"[357].  "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[358].  The marriage contract between "Heynricus…comes de Waldecke…Alheydim sororem nostram" and "Wilhelmo comiti de Katzenelenbogen" is dated 22 Jan 1314[359].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 29 Oct of "Domina Agnes domina in Lymporgh" and her burial "in Choro"[360]m secondly (before 20 Dec 1323) KUNIGUNDE von Wertheim, daughter of --- (-2 Oct 1362).  The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" married secondly "von Werthem uß Frankenlande…frawe Konne"[361].  The Limburger Chronik records the death more than ten years after her husband of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" leaving five sons and three daughters[362]The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 2 Oct 1362 of "Nobilis Domina Dna Conegundis domina de Lympurgh…nata de Wertheim" and in 1389 "filia eius Conegundis"[363].  Gerlach & his first wife had one child: 

i)          ELISABETH (-after 1351)The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" and his first wife "von Nassawe…jungfrawe Agnese" had "einer dochter" (first child) who married "Johanne greben zu Catzenelnbogen", whose son was "Dithart"[364]A charter dated 1351 names Graf Johann von Katzenelnbogen and his wife "Liese von Limburg", who is also named (without her family name) with her husband in charters dated 1340, 1346 and 1351[365].  No primary source has yet been found which records Elisabeth´s parentage precisely, although the chronology indicates that, if she was a member of the Isenburg-Limburg family, she must have been the daughter of Gerlach.  Bert M. Kamp suggests that Elisabeth was the unnamed daughter who is recorded in the Limburger Chronik, confirming that she could not have been Elisabeth von Isenburg-Limburg, widow of Ulrich [I] Herr von Bickenbach, whose death before 1347 is confirmed by the source cited above[366]m JOHANN Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of GERHARD Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Margareta von der Mark ([1305]-2 Mar 1357)

Gerlach & his second wife had nine children: 

ii)         JOHANN [II] (-21 Aug 1336, bur Limburg Franciscans).  His parentage is confirmed by 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", dated 1325[367].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 21 Aug 1336 of "Dominus Johannes filius domini Gerlaci in Lympurk" and his burial "in Choro"[368]m (contract 1325, 1329) as her first husband, ANNA von Katzenelnbogen, 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[369].  She married secondly (contract 12 Dec 1338) Philipp von Falkenstein.  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"[370]"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[371].  Anna´s title in this document suggests that her 1338 marriage contract did not result in a marriage. 

iii)        UDA .  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[372]m [firstly] (contract 1325) JOHANN von Katzenelnbogen, son of WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his [first wife Irmgard von Isenburg/second wife Adelheid von Waldeck] (-before 1331).  same person as…?  UDA (-after 10 May 1385).  The Limburger Chronik names "jungfrawe Uda" as the oldest daughter of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" when she died, adding that she married "einen greben von Kirberg"[373].  It is not known whether the two marriages relate to the same daughter of Gerlach named Uda.  "…Uda von Limburg wittwe Gerhards von Kirberg und ihres Sohns Friedrich" acknowledged repayment of a debt by charter dated 14 Jul 1360[374]m [secondly] GERHARD Wildgraf von Kirburg, son of --- (-before 14 Jul 1360).  Emperor Karl IV confirmed “das dritteil hawses und Stat Lympurg” to “der Edel Gerhard von Kyrberg”, inherited after the death of “der Edel Johans herre zu Limpurg”, by charter dated 1376[375].  “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[376]

iv)       GERLACH (-2 Apr [1365/66], bur Limburg Franciscans)The Limburger Chronik names "jungher Gerlach" as the oldest son of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" when she died[377]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"[378]m (1356) ELISABETH von Falkenstein, daughter of --- (-[1364/66]).  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"[379]

v)        RUDOLF (-after 1362).  The Limburger Chronik names "der ander her Rudolf…ein tumeherre zu Coln unde zu Wurzburg en archidiacon" as the [second] son of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" when she died[380].  Canon at Köln cathedral.  Archdeacon at Würzburg cathedral. 

vi)       JOHANN [III] (-26 Feb 1406, bur Limburg Franciscans)The Limburger Chronik names "der drette jungher Johan ein tumeherre zu Coln unde zu Trire" as the [third] son of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" when she died[381].  Canon at Köln and Trier cathedrals.  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[382].  “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[383].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 26 Feb 1406 of "Dominus Johannes de Limborgh" and his burial "in Choro…ante Altare"[384]m (May 1386) HILDEGARD von Saarwerden, daughter of --- (-25 Oct 1419, bur Limburg Franciscans).  The Limburger Chronik records that "Johanne herren zu Limpurg" married "jungfrawe Hildegart von Sarwerden" in May 1386[385]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[386].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 25 Oct 1419 of "Nobilis Domina Hildegardis de Saarwerden domina de Lympurgh…nata de Wertheim" and her burial "in Choro"[387].  Johann [III] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       KLARA (-before 25 Feb 1401).  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[388]

(b)       KUNIGUNDE (-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[389].  “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[390].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 11 Jun of "Nobilis Konegundis de Lympurgh comitissa in Diez" and her burial "in Choro"[391]m (before 25 Feb 1401) ADOLF Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg, son of --- (1362-1420).  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 9 Sep of "dominus Adolphus comes in Dytze & uxor eius Jutta"[392]

vii)      OTTO (-after 1362).  The Limburger Chronik names "der virde…Otto…ein Dusch herre" as the fourth son of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" when she died[393].  Teutonic Knight. 

viii)     HERMANN (-20 Sep 1365).  The Limburger Chronik names "der funfte…Herman" as the fifth son of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" when she died[394]The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 20 Sep 1365 of "Domicellus Hermannus frater domini Gerlaci in Lympurgh"[395]

ix)       KUNIGUNDE (-1389).  The Limburger Chronik names "di ander…junfrauwe Konegunt" as the [second] daughter of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" when she died, adding that she died unmarried[396]The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 2 Oct 1362 of "Nobilis Domina Dna Conegundis domina de Lympurgh…nata de Wertheim" and in 1389 "filia eius Conegundis"[397]

x)        ELSEThe Limburger Chronik names "di drette…jungfrawe Else" as the third daughter of "Konegunt frauwe zu Limpurg" when she died, adding that she was "ein betjungfrauwe zu Kaufungen…bi der lantgrebinne zu Hessen daheime, di ir groß ere det"[398]

2.         IMAGINA von Isenburg-Limburg (-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[399]m ([1271]) ADOLF von Nassau, son of WALRAM II Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden & his wife Adelheid von Katzenelnbogen ([1255]-killed in battle near Göllheim 2 Jul 1298).  He was elected ADOLF King of Germany in 1292. 

 

 

 

F.      HERREN von ISENBURG und KEMPENICH

 

 

REMBOLD von Isenburg, son of GERLACH Graf von Isenburg & his wife --- (-[1175])

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

Rembold & his wife had two children: 

1.         REMBOLD (-[1220]).  Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[400].  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…"[401].  A charter dated to [1207] records a dispute between "Remboldo de Isenburg" and Kloster Himmerode relating to property "de Kilwalt", recording that "pater meus et pater Remboldi cognati mei" divided their inheritance between them, that "patruus meus prepositus Bruno" used the property "permissione fratris sui qui erat patruus et tutor noster", that "defuncto patruo nostro…tutor noster" the property was inherited by Rembold and "frater meus", witnessed by "patruelem Remboldi…Gerlacum de Kouerne"[402].  "Remboldus de Isinburch et filius eius Salatinus, Gerlacus et Heinricus frater eius de Isenburch, Heinricus de Isenburch et Everardus frater eius, Heinricus burgravius de Isenburch…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Oct 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded a settlement between Rommersdorf abbey and "nobilis vir Bruno de Isenburg" concerning "Gladebag…monasterio"[403].   Herr von Kempenich.  m HEDWIG von Kempenich, daughter of DIETRICH von Kempenich & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Rembold & his wife had children: 

a)         SALENTIN [I] von Isenburg (-on Crusade [1219]).  "Remboldus de Isinburch et filius eius Salatinus, Gerlacus et Heinricus frater eius de Isenburch, Heinricus de Isenburch et Everardus frater eius, Heinricus burgravius de Isenburch…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Oct 1210 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier recorded a settlement between Rommersdorf abbey and "nobilis vir Bruno de Isenburg" concerning "Gladebag…monasterio"[404].   m ---.  The name of Salentin´s wife is not known.  Salentin & his wife had one child: 

i)          DIETRICH von Isenburg (-after 1273).  "Bruno de Brunsberch, Theodericus de Ysenburch frater noster et Theodericus filius Salentini bone memorie, cognatus noster" swore allegiance to Konrad Archbishop-elect of Köln by charter dated 5 Dec 1238[405].  "Theodericus iunior nobilis de Ysinburch et Jutta uxor eiusdem" renounced claims over property "iuxta Mettirich" in favour of Himmerode abbey, on the advice of "patrui nostri domini Theoderici de Kempinich", by charter dated 1243[406].  Arnold Archbishop-elect of Trier confirmed an agreement between "consanguineum nostrum Theodericum iuniorem de Isinburch (filium Salatini) et Juttam uxorem suam" and Himmerode abbey concerning "curiam suam de Mettriche", on the intervention of "Theoderico…de Kempinich consanguineo nostro", by charter dated 7 Jan 1244[407].  "Diderich der junge van Isenburg Salatin Cunrat unde Herman mine Sone" renounced rights over property at Gewartshahn, at the request of "der edilre Vrouwen Mechtilden die wilen Greuinne was ze Seyne", by charter dated 1273[408]m JUTTA, daughter of ---.  "Theodericus iunior nobilis de Ysinburch et Jutta uxor eiusdem" renounced claims over property "iuxta Mettirich" in favour of Himmerode abbey, on the advice of "patrui nostri domini Theoderici de Kempinich", by charter dated 1243[409].  Arnold Archbishop-elect of Trier confirmed an agreement between "consanguineum nostrum Theodericum iuniorem de Isinburch (filium Salatini) et Juttam uxorem suam" and Himmerode abbey concerning "curiam suam de Mettriche", on the intervention of "Theoderico…de Kempinich consanguineo nostro", by charter dated 7 Jan 1244[410].  Dietrich & his wife had two children: 

(a)       SALENTIN [II] von Isenburg (-1297 or after).  "Theodericus nobilis de Ysenburg" donated property to Kloster Wülfersberg for the entry of "filiam meam Methildim", with the consent of "filii mei Salentini", by charter dated 1250[411].  "Salentinus vir nobilis de Ysenburg" confirmed with "nobili matrona domina Ysalda de Brunsberg relicta quondam predicti dni Brunonis…et…suos liberos" an agreement between "patrem meum bene memorie Theodoricum dominum juniorem" and "Brunonem de Brunesberg eiusdem memorie" by charter dated 29 Sep 1278[412]

-         HERREN von ISENBURG in GRENZAU[413]

(b)       MECHTILD von Isenburg (-after 1250).  "Theodericus nobilis de Ysenburg" donated property to Kloster Wülfersberg for the entry of "filiam meam Methildim", with the consent of "filii mei Salentini", by charter dated 1250[414]

b)         DIETRICH (-[1251]).  Herr von Kempenich.  m ADELA, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1278 under which [her daughter] Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium” sold their rights in the succession of “parentum nostrorum...domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich” to “fratri nostro...Gerhardo...domino de Kempenich[415]Dietrich & his wife had children: 

i)          GERHARD von Isenburg (-after 22 Oct 1287).  Herr von Kempenich.  "Jutta relicta bone memorie domini Johanni de Beydebure" confirmed the agreement between "dominum et maritum meum et fratrem meum Gerhardum dominum de Kempinich" regarding property “in Budindorp” by charter dated 1254, witnessed by “...F. dominus de Blankinheym, F. dominus de Sleyde, H. dominus de Rifirscheit, G. dominus de Dollendorp[416].  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" with “fratres cum sororibus deinceps fratri nostro...Gerhardo viro nobili domino de Kempenich” by charter dated 1258, witnessed by “...Fr. domini de Blanckenheim, F. domini de Sleyde, Ph. domini de Wildenberg[417]Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium” sold their rights in the succession of “parentum nostrorum...domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich” to “fratri nostro...Gerhardo...domino de Kempenich” by charter dated 1278[418]

-         HERREN von KEMPENICH[419]Johannes dominus de Riferscheit et Kunegundis...coniux nostra cum Johanne filio nostro primogenito” donated property “in villa de Dreisse apud Reinbach” to Steinfeld abbey, and agreed to obtain the consent of “consanguinei nostri de Kempenich dominus Theodericus et frater suus Symon necnon et Johannes de Mailberg et frater suus Rudolfus”, by charter dated 20 Mar 1293[420]

ii)         JUTTA von Isenburg (-after 1278).  "Jutta relicta bone memorie domini Johanni de Beydebure" confirmed the agreement between "dominum et maritum meum et fratrem meum Gerhardum dominum de Kempinich" regarding property “in Budindorp” by charter dated 25 Apr 1254, witnessed by “...F. dominus de Blankinheym, F. dominus de Sleyde, H. dominus de Rifirscheit, G. dominus de Dollendorp”, sealed by “Fredericus dominus de Milindunc et Johannes de Moylberch[421].  "Jutta relicta domini Johanni quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium" sold property inherited from "domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenick" with “fratres cum sororibus deinceps fratri nostro...Gerhardo viro nobili domino de Kempenich” by charter dated 1258, witnessed by “...Fr. domini de Blanckenheim, F. domini de Sleyde, Ph. domini de Wildenberg[422]Jutte vrowe van Bethbure” renounced rights over vines inherited from “die grevinne Mechtilt...zu Seyne” in favour of “Frideriche van Rypherscheit mime sone” by charter dated 1276[423].  “Fredericus dominus de Bedebure...Henricus et Johannes de Riferscheyt fratres predicti Frederici...cum matre nostra...Johannes iunior frater...cum matre nostra” donated property to Kloster Campen, with the consent of “matris necnon...et fratrum nostrorum”, by charter dated Dec 1276[424].  “Jutta relicta domini Johannis quondam de Ryferscheit et...Fridericus et Henricus, Johannes et iterum Johannes fratres et pueri dictorum nobilium” sold their rights in the succession of “parentum nostrorum...domini Theoderici et domine Adele felicis memorie nobilium de Kempenich” to “fratri nostro...Gerhardo...domino de Kempenich” by charter dated 1278[425]m JOHANN [I] Herr von Reifferscheid und Bedbur, son of --- von Reifferscheid & his wife [--- von Hengebach] (-[1253/1254]). 

2.         BRUNO (-before 8 Oct 1210).  Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[426].  Herr von Braunsberg. 

-        HERREN von ISENBURG in BRAUNSBERG

 

 

 

G.      HERREN von ISENBURG in BRAUNSBERG

 

 

BRUNO [I] von Isenburg, son of REMBOLD von Isenburg & his wife --- (-before 8 Oct 1210).  Conrad Abbot of Laach confirmed donations, at the request of "advocatum…Gerlacum de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1179 witnessed by "Heinricus, Reimboldus et Bruno de Ysenburch…"[427].  "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…"[428].  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…"[429]

m THEODORA von Wied, daughter of DIETRICH von Wied & his wife ---.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed "castrum…Holebüche" as a fief to "comes Theodoricus de Widhe…et uxor sua", safeguarding the rights of "filia sua uxore Brunonis de Isenburch", by charter dated 1190[430]Her parentage is confirmed by the Gesta Arnoldi which records the succession, after the death of "Theoderici…Trevirorum archiepiscopi" in 1242, of "Arnoldus maior prepositus Trevirensis, filius sororis ipsius, de Isenburg oriundus"[431]The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

Bruno & his wife had four children: 

1.         BRUNO [II] von Braunsberg (-after 4 Sep 1255).  Theodorich Archbishop of Mainz granted advocatius of Kloster Romersdorf to "Bruno et Theodericus germani de Isemburc, filii sororis nostre" by charter dated 7 Apr 1218, witnessed by "Lotharius germanus noster…"[432].  "Otto…Palatinus comes Rheni, Dux Bavariæ" granted "comitatu Wede…que…Lotharius comes in Wiede nunc in debito vasalli tenet" to "Brunonem et Theodoricum de Isenberg…post mortem dicti comitis avunculi sui" by charter dated 8 Sep 1237[433].  "Bruno de Brunsberch, Theodericus de Ysenburch frater noster et Theodericus filius Salentini bone memorie, cognatus noster" swore allegiance to Konrad Archbishop-elect of Köln by charter dated 5 Dec 1238[434].  "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[435].  "Lotharius" granted "feoda mea" to "consanguineis meis Brunoni et Theodorico fratribus et…de Isenburg" by charter dated 5 Mar 1243[436]m ---.  The name of Bruno´s wife is not known.  Bruno [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         BRUNO [III] von Isenburg (-[27 Sep 1276/29 Sep 1278])"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[437]m firstly SOPHIE von Westerburg, daughter of --- (-before 26 Mar 1266).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly (before May 1270) as her first husband, ISOLDA von Heinsberg, daughter of HEINRICH von Heinsberg [Sponheim] & his wife Agnes van Valkenburg.  "Salentinus vir nobilis de Ysenburg" confirmed with "nobili matrona domina Ysalda de Brunsberg relicta quondam predicti dni Brunonis…et…suos liberos" an agreement between "patrem meum bene memorie Theodoricum dominum juniorem" and "Brunonem de Brunesberg eiusdem memorie" by charter dated 29 Sep 1278[438].  "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[439]She married secondly Eberhard von Isenburg-Grenzau.  Bruno [III] & his second wife had children: 

i)          JOHANN [I] (-after 10 Apr 1327).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m (before 19 Apr 1294) AGNES von Isenburg, daughter of SALENTIN [II] von Isenburg und Kempenich & his wife Agnes von Runkel (-1316).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Johann [I] & his wife had children: 

(a)       BRUNO [IV] von Isenburg (-1325).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m (contract 2 Dec 1305) HEILWIG von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his first wife Irmgard von Isenburg (-after 11 Nov 1346).  "Wilhelmus comes de Cazenelb" granted "bonis nostris in Wisenbach", held before by "dno Ludevico socero nostro pie memorie de Ysenburch", to "Brunonem de Brunsberg generum nostrum…et Heylewigam filiam nostram collateralem ipsius", with the consent of "Lutteri sororii nostri…de Ysenburch", by charter dated 1306[440].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 18 Apr 1333 under which "Wilhelm von Bruntzberg und Herre zu Ysenborg" reached agreement with "Wilhelm eine Grefin zu Katzinelnbogen, mime…Oheime" concerning the inheritance of "Helwig mine Muder, mine Swestern alle"[441]

-         HERREN von ISENBURG in BRAUNSBERG, GRAFEN von WIED[442]"Lyse Greuinne zu Wiede, Geirlach Herr zu Ysenburch ind Wilhelm gebrodere yre Sonne, Salentin Here zu Ysenburch und…Aleit syne…Huisfrauwe" and "unsem…Schwager…ind Schwagerin Here Johannen Heren zo Saffenberg Greuen zu Nuwenar…Katherynen syner…Huisfrauwen" concerning their inheritance by charter dated 1386[443]

b)         MECHTILD von Isenburg (-[1 Oct 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"[444].  "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[445]m GOTTFRIED [III] Herr von Eppstein, son of GOTTFRIED [II] Herr von Eppstein & his wife Elisabeth von Eppstein (-after 4 Sep 1294). 

2.         DIETRICH von Isenburg (-after 21 Nov 1240).  Theodorich Archbishop of Mainz granted advocatius of Kloster Romersdorf to "Bruno et Theodericus germani de Isemburc, filii sororis nostre" by charter dated 7 Apr 1218, witnessed by "Lotharius germanus noster…"[446].  "Otto…Palatinus comes Rheni, Dux Bavariæ" granted "comitatu Wede…que…Lotharius comes in Wiede nunc in debito vasalli tenet" to "Brunonem et Theodoricum de Isenberg…post mortem dicti comitis avunculi sui" by charter dated 8 Sep 1237[447].  "Bruno de Brunsberch, Theodericus de Ysenburch frater noster et Theodericus filius Salentini bone memorie, cognatus noster" swore allegiance to Konrad Archbishop-elect of Köln by charter dated 5 Dec 1238[448].  "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[449].  "Lotharius" granted "feoda mea" to "consanguineis meis Brunoni et Theodorico fratribus et…de Isenburg" by charter dated 5 Mar 1243[450]

3.         ARNOLD von Isenburg (-Monthabor castle 4 Nov 1259, bur Trier).  Theodorich Archbishop of Mainz donated the church of Niederburg to Kloster St Euchar and St Mattheus, in the hands of "nepotis nostri Arnoldi iam dictæ ecclesiæ archidiaconi", by undated charter[451].  "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[452]Archbishop of Trier 1242.  The Gesta Arnoldi records the succession, after the death of "Theoderici…Trevirorum archiepiscopi" in 1242, of "Arnoldus maior prepositus Trevirensis, filius sororis ipsius, de Isenburg oriundus"[453]The church of St Paul and St Simon requested confirmation of their privileges from "Arnoldo…Trevirorum archiepiscopo", recalling actions of "felicis recordationis Theodorici avunculi vestri quondam archiepiscopi Trevirensis…dominus Meffridus bonæ memoriæ avunculus vester quondam S. Paulini præpositus", by charter dated 11 Feb 1256[454]The Gesta Arnoldi records the death "apud castrum Montabur" of "Arnoldus archiepiscopus" and his burial "in maiori ecclesia Treverensi…Non Nov" in 1259[455]

4.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Gesta Arnoldi which records the succession, after the death of "Theoderici…Trevirorum archiepiscopi" in 1242, of "Arnoldus maior prepositus Trevirensis, filius sororis ipsius, de Isenburg oriundus" and in a later passage names "domini de Bolandia ac de Valkinstein, filii sororis dicti maioris prepositi"[456]m WERNER [III] von Bolanden, son of --- (-after 25 Mar 1221). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    SAYN, WITTGENSTEIN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von SAYN

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         HEINRICH [I] (-1169 or after).  "…Heinricus de Seine et frater eius Eberhardus…" subscribed the charter dated 6 Apr 1147 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster St Victor at Mainz[457]Graf von Sayn

2.         EBERHARD [I] (-after 1176).  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Kloster Siegburg made by "domno Rukero de Wide" by charter dated 1139 witnessed by "Euerhardus comes de Seine, Odo de Bruche…"[458]"…Heinricus de Seine et frater eius Eberhardus…" subscribed the charter dated 6 Apr 1147 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster St Victor at Mainz[459]Graf von SaynReinold Archbishop of Köln listed the properties of Siegburg abbey by charter dated 15 Aug 1166, including property "in Brubach [Braubach]" donated by “comes Euerhardus de Seina” for his burial at the abbey[460]"…comite Everardo de Seina…" witnessed the charter dated 1169 which records the sale of property by Bonn St Cassius to Springierbach abbey[461].  "Euerhardus comes de Seyna et filius eius Heinricus…" signed a charter dated 1174 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln lent money to the city of Köln[462]Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "advocatiam" of Schwarzrheindorf to “Lodewicus de Genderstorp” by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Henricus de Safenberch advocatus maior S. Petri, pater eius Everardus comes de Seina, Everardus filius eius..."[463]m ---.  The name of Eberhard´s wife is not known.  Eberhard [I] &  his wife had five children: 

a)         HEINRICH [II] (-1204 or after).  "Euerhardus comes de Seyna et filius eius Heinricus…" signed a charter dated 1174 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln lent money to the city of Köln[464]Graf von Sayn.  Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Heisterbach by "nobilium comitum de Seyne…Henrici et fratris eius Everhardi" donated property "in Heistrebach" to Heisterbach abbey, in the presence of "nobilis comitisse Agnetis de Seyne", by charter dated 1200[465]

-        see below

b)         EBERHARD [II] (-after 1202).  Graf von Sayn.  "…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"[466].  Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Heisterbach by "nobilium comitum de Seyne…Henrici et fratris eius Everhardi" donated property "in Heistrebach" to Heisterbach abbey, in the presence of "nobilis comitisse Agnetis de Seyne", by charter dated 1200[467]"Euerardus comes de Seine, Henricus comes iunior…" witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Sayn by "Heinricus comes de Seine"[468].  "Henricus…comes de Seina" donated revenue "in curtibus Nivinheim, Vrizheim…et Wilre" to Kloster Weiher by charter dated 1233, which names "pie memorie Henrici patris mei et matris mei et patruique mei Everardi"[469]

c)         BRUNO (-12 Nov 1208).  "…Henricus comes de Seina et frater eius Euerhardus, pro quibus frater eorum Bruno prepositus spospondit…" witnessed the charter dated 1182 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln pledged properties to Arnold Archbishop of Trier[470].  "…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"[471]Archbishop of Köln 1205. 

d)         GERLACH (-after 1222).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Canon at Köln St Gereon.  Provost at Zyfflich 1222. 

e)         [KONRADThe Cronica Villariensis Monasterii names "abbas Villariensis domnus Conradus filius comitis de Seyne" in 1209[472].  It is not known whether Konrad was the son of Graf Eberhard [I] or of Graf Heinrich [II], although the chronology of this family suggests that the former may have been the case.] 

f)          MECHTILD (-after 1187).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Henricus burchgrauius Coloniensis" pledged property to the city of Köln, with the consent of "uxoris sue domine Mahthildis", by charter dated 1187[473]m HEINRICH [II] von Arberg Burggraf von Köln, son of --- (-after 1197). 

 

 

HEINRICH [II], son of EBERHARD [I] Graf von Sayn & his wife --- von Isenburg (-1204 or after).  "Euerhardus comes de Seyna et filius eius Heinricus…" signed a charter dated 1174 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln lent money to the city of Köln[474].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property "in Helethen, alteram in Elueruelde comiti Ingelberto de Monte" by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Mulbach, Willelmus senior comes de Iuliaco, Willelmus filius eius, Ulricus comes de Nurberg et Gerardus filius eius, Henricus comes de Saphuenberg, Theodericus de Hostahen, Henricus comes de Arnesberg…"[475]Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "advocatiam" of Schwarzrheindorf to “Lodewicus de Genderstorp” by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Henricus de Safenberch advocatus maior S. Petri, pater eius Everardus comes de Seina, Everardus filius eius, Albertus comes de Molbach, Heinricus prefectus Colonie, Reinerus comes de Uroizebrechte, Lodevvicus de Gendestorp..."[476]Graf von Sayn.  Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Heisterbach by "nobilium comitum de Seyne…Henrici et fratris eius Everhardi" donated property "in Heistrebach" to Heisterbach abbey, in the presence of "nobilis comitisse Agnetis de Seyne", by charter dated 1200[477]

m AGNES von [Saffenberg, daughter of HERMANN von Saffenberg & his wife --- von Müllenark] (-after 1200).  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 1176 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "advocatiam" of Schwarzrheindorf to “Lodewicus de Genderstorp”, witnessed by [her husband] "Henricus de Safenberch advocatus maior S. Petri, pater eius Everardus comes de Seina, Everardus filius eius..."[478].  Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Heisterbach by "nobilium comitum de Seyne…Henrici et fratris eius Everhardi" donated property "in Heistrebach" to Heisterbach abbey, in the presence of "nobilis comitisse Agnetis de Seyne", by charter dated 1200[479]

Heinrich [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         HEINRICH [III] (-31 Dec 1246).  "Euerardus comes de Seine, Henricus comes iunior…" witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Sayn by "Heinricus comes de Seine"[480].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1228 which records that "Henricus de Seyna" confirmed the rights of Kloster Sayn granted by "pater eius pie memorie Henricus"[481]Graf von Sayn.  "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[482]"Henricus…comes Seynensis" donated property to Heisterbach abbey, in replacement of revenue donated by "comitissa de Landesberg socrus mea, Jutta", at the request of "coniugis mee Mechtildis", by charter dated 1216[483]"Domina Ada comitissa de Los et domina Y. de Heinsberghe…" witnessed a charter dated 1220 under which Dirk [I] Heer van Heinsberg in favour of Herkenrode abbey[484].  "Hinricus comes Seinensis et uxor eius Mechtildis et Ada quondam comitissa de Lois" donated "quicquid iuris habebant in bonis Conradi militis de Molandino" to the Knights Templars, except for advocatius of "S. Gertrudis in Brole" which Graf Heinrich did not renounce, by charter dated 12 Mar 1226[485].  Heinrich Archbishop of Köln settled a dispute between "Heynricum de Seijna et Ottonem de Rauensberch, comites" relating to "Sechteme et Gylsdorp" in favour of "comiti Seynensi et sue uxori Mechtildi" by charter dated Dec 1227[486].  "Henricus…comes de Seina" donated revenue "in curtibus Nivinheim, Vrizheim…et Wilre" to Kloster Weiher by charter dated 1233, which names "pie memorie Henrici patris mei et matris mei et patruique mei Everardi"[487].  "Henricus…comes Senensis" granted rights to Kloster Marie Magdalene in Köln, at the request of "consanguinei nostri Godefridi prepositi S. Georgii Colon.", for the soul of "coniugis nostre Methildis", by charter dated 16 Jul 1241[488].  "Henricus comes Senenis" directed donations to be made in case his wife had no children by charter dated 1246, presumably on his deathbed although the document does not state this expressly[489]m firstly ([before Jun 1207]) MECHTILD von Wettin, daughter of DIETRICH von Wettin Graf von Groitzsch und Sommerschenburg Graf von Landsberg & his wife Jutta von Thüringen (-1222 after 27 Feb).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn which records the death 13 Jun of her father "domini Theoderici patris comitesse de Seyna"[490]"Henricus…comes Seynensis" donated property to Heisterbach abbey, in replacement of revenue donated by "comitissa de Landesberg socrus mea, Jutta", at the request of "coniugis mee Mechtildis", by charter dated 1216[491]m secondly MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-[1283/91]).  Although the origin of Graf Heinrich´s second wife is not known, the various charters quoted below suggest that she must have been an important heiress in her own right, enjoying the protection of the archbishop of Köln.  Heinrich Archbishop of Köln settled a dispute between "Heynricum de Seijna et Ottonem de Rauensberch, comites" relating to "Sechteme et Gylsdorp" in favour of "comiti Seynensi et sue uxori Mechtildi" by charter dated Dec 1227[492].  Konrad Archbishop of Köln promised protection to "consanguine…nostre Megthildi comitisse Seynensi" by charter dated 21 Jan 1246 (presumably O.S.)[493].  Konrad Archbishop of Köln granted the property of "Henrico bone memorie comite Seynensi" to "Henricus dominus de Heinsberg et Simon dominus de Spainhem et Godefridus filius comitis Johannis de Spainhem, fratris eorundem", reserving a life interest to "nobilis matrona Methildis cometissa Seynensis…consanguinea nostra", by charter dated 27 Aug 1247[494]"Mehtylde comitissa Seynensi relicta Heinrici comitis Seynensis avunculi nostri" granted certain castles and fiefs to "nos fratres de Spanheim Johannes comes, Heinricus dominus de Heymsberg, Symon, et Euerardus" by charter dated 29 Aug 1247[495]"Methildis…comitissa Senensis" donated property to the convent of St Cunibert, Köln by charter dated Mar 1249[496].  "M quondam comitissa Seynensis" confirmed the possessions of Kloster Zissendorf at Blankenburg by charter dated 12 Jan 1251 (presumably O.S.)[497].  "Gerlacus primogenitus nobilis viri Henrici domini de Isenborg" confirmed by charter dated 6 Aug 1259 that he would not attack "nobili matrone Methildi olim comitisse Senensi" from "castro meo Arenuels", naming "patrem meum…sororium meum Godefridum comitem Senensem, Henricum comitem de Verneberg…" as guarantors[498].  "Mechtilt…grevinne…ze Seyne" confirmed donations to the archbishopric of Köln by charter dated 1280[499]The testament of "Mechtilt…grevinne…ze Seyne" is dated 1283, and makes bequests to "Mechtilde miner nichten…Philipse mine neven…" among others[500].  These two individuals have not been traced but presumably their identities would provide indications of Mechtild’s family background. 

2.         EBERHARD (-after 1254).  Philipp Archbishop of Köln granted "advocatiam" of Schwarzrheindorf to “Lodewicus de Genderstorp” by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Henricus de Safenberch advocatus maior S. Petri, pater eius Everardus comes de Seina, Everardus filius eius..."[501].  Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights in Livland 1251. 

3.         ADELHEID (-22 Nov 1263).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 29 Sep 1267 under which her son "Theodericus de Heymesberg et de Blankemberg et uxor nostra Johanna" donated property to the Teutonic Order at Köln, for the souls of "avunculi nostri Henrici quondam comitis Henrici et Henrici patris nostri"[502].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.   "Eberhardus…comes de Eberstein et uxor mea Adelheidis" confirmed a donation of property at Kirchheim to Kloster Otterburg made by "Marquardus homo noster et Ofima coniux ipsius" by charter dated 1248[503].  "Eberhardus comes de Eberstein et Adelhaidis uxor nostra" donated property at Uswilare to Kloster Frauenalb by charter dated 1 Jul 1258, witnessed by "Agnetis filiæ nostræ comitissæ de Zwainbrucken"[504]m firstly GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Sponheim, son of --- (-1223).  m secondly EBERHARD [IV] Graf von Eberstein, son of EBERHARD [III] Graf von Eberstein & his wife Kunigunde von Andechs (-18 Mar 1263). 

4.         AGNES (-[7 Aug] 1259 or after)Dietrich Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation made by "consanguineus noster Henricus comes de Castris et…uxor eius Agnes" to Wadgassen abbey, with the consent of "Johannis filii sui", by charter dated 30 Nov 1232[505].  "Agnes comitissa de Castris" granted "medietatem castri in Hunolstein" to "genero nostro viro nobili de Salmis Henrico cum Loretha filia mea eiusdem H. uxore", with the consent of "comitis Seynensis domini Henrici fratris mei", by charter dated 1243[506].  "Agnes comitissa de Castele" donated property "inter villam Gulse et villam Metrico" to Abtei Sayn, founded by "pater noster bone memorie Henricus comes Seynensis", by charter dated 1257[507].  [The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 7 Aug of "Agnetis comitisse de Castro, que contulit nobis domum in Limpurgk"[508].]  m (before 1225) HEINRICH Graf von Bliescastel, son of FOLMAR [II] Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Jutta von Saarbrücken (-1237 before 13 Dec). 

5.         BERTHA (-before 1237).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1237 under which her son-in-law "Heinricus…dux in Limburg et comes in Nienbr, et Ermengardis ducissa et comitissa ibidem" donated property to Vrundenberg abbey, with the consent of "heredum nostrorum Walrami…et Adolfi", for the souls of "beate memorie…domini Engelberti Coloniensis archiepiscopi…et patrum et matrum nostrarum…Walrami et Cunegundis, Adolfi et Berthe"[509]m ADOLF III Graf von Berg, son of ENGELBERT Graf von Berg & his wife Margareta van Limburg (-killed in battle Damietta 7 Aug 1218). 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von SAYN (SPONHEIM)

 

 

JOHANN [I] von Sponheim, son of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Adelheid von Sayn (-1266 after 30 Jun).  "Iwano filio comitis de Spanheim et fratribus suis…" subscribed the charter dated 16 Oct 1219 under which Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster St Katharina at Kreuznach[510].  Graf von Sponheim.  The abbot of Corvey and "comes de Sponheim…Joannes" concerning a donation of property "in Letiche", for "mihi et uxori meæ tam defunctæ quam vivæ", by charter dated 28 Oct 1223[511]"Johannes comes de Spanheim" donated "quarte parte decimarum ecclesie in Rodhe…temporibus patris nostri felicis memorie Godefridi" to the church of Carden, with the consent of "fratrum germanorum coheredum nostrum", by charter dated 1226[512].  "Johannes…comes de Spanheim et fratres mei Henricus et Symon" granted their fief to "domno Theoderico de Nigromonte et fratri suo Willelmo" by charter dated 1227[513]Herr zu Sayn und Starkenburg.  "Mehtylde comitissa Seynensi relicta Heinrici comitis Seynensis avunculi nostri" granted certain castles and fiefs to "nos fratres de Spanheim Johannes comes, Heinricus dominus de Heymsberg, Symon, et Euerardus" by charter dated 29 Aug 1247[514]"Johannes comes de Spanheim" donated "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights, after the death of "quondam comitis Henrici Seynensis avunculi nostri", by charter dated 29 Jul 1256[515].  "Johannes comes de Spaynheim" sold property in Unkel and Breitbach to the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Godefridi comitis Senensis et Henrici filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 1 Apr 1264[516].  "Johannes de Spanheim…cum Heinrico filio nostro" and "Johanne et eius fratribus filiis Sy. quondam comitis de Spanheim" agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 22 Nov 1266[517]

m ---.  The name of Johann´s wife is not known.  The charter dated 28 Oct 1223, under which the abbot of Corvey and "comes de Sponheim…Joannes" reached agreement about property "in Letiche", for "mihi et uxori meæ tam defunctæ quam vivæ",[518], indicates that Johann may have been married more than once. 

Johann [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED von Sponheim (-[1282/84]).  Konrad Archbishop of Köln granted the property of "Henrico bone memorie comite Seynensi" to "Henricus dominus de Heinsberg et Simon dominus de Spainhem et Godefridus filius comitis Johannis de Spainhem, fratris eorundem", reserving a life interest to "nobilis matrona Methildis cometissa Seynensis…consanguinea nostra", by charter dated 27 Aug 1247[519]Graf von Sayn.  Heinrich Bishop of Utrecht granted the Vogtei of Bodelenburg to "Henrici Domini de Heinsberg…Agneti uxori sue et Theoderico eorum filio" by charter dated 17 Oct 1254 witnessed by "Conrado Domino de Mulenarke, Godefrido Comite Seinensi"[520].  "Johannes comes de Spanheim et God. filius noster comes Seynensis" agreed with "Adolfum comitem de Monte consanguineum nostrum" to renounce jurisdiction over Eckenhagen, by charter dated 27 May 1257, signed by "Heinr. domini de Heynsberg et S. domini de Spanheim"[521].  "Gerlacus primogenitus nobilis viri Henrici domini de Isenborg" confirmed by charter dated 6 Aug 1259 that he would not attack "nobili matrone Methildi olim comitisse Senensi" from "castro meo Arenuels", naming "patrem meum…sororium meum Godefridum comitem Senensem, Henricum comitem de Verneberg…" as guarantors[522].  "Godefridus comes Senensis et Jutta uxor eius" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Kaiserswerth, confirming the action of "domnus Henricus comes Senensis beate memorie avunculus noster et predecessor", by charter dated Jul 1260, with the consent of "Henrico fratre nostro"[523].  "Johannes comes de Spaynheim" sold property in Unkel and Breitbach to the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Godefridi comitis Senensis et Henrici filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 1 Apr 1264[524].  "God. comes Seynensis et Jutta uxor nostra" and "Th. dominum de Heymsberg" agreed that the latter renounced his claim to Schloss Löwenberg by charter dated 25 Jan 1267 (O.S.)[525].  "…Godefridus Seynensis…" was among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[526].  "Henricus filius domini Simonis quondam comitis de Sponheim…et Cunigundis uxor mea" agreed a division of territories with "fratre meo Domino Johanne comite de Spanheim", with the consent of "consanguineis et amicis meis…dominis Godefrido de Sein et Henrico de Sponheim fratribus comitibus…", agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 1 Sep 1277[527]m (before Aug 1259) JUTTA von Isenburg, daughter of HEINRICH [II] von Isenburg & his wife Mechtild [von Hochstaden] (-2 Apr 1314).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Aug 1259 under which "Gerlacus primogenitus…Henrici domini de Isenborg" promised not to take any adverse action against "nobili matrone Methildi olim comitisse Seynensi" concerning "castro meo Arenfels", naming "…sororium meum Godefridum comitem Seynensem…" among his guarantors[528].  "Godefridus comes Senensis et Jutta uxor eius" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Kaiserswerth, confirming the action of "domnus Henricus comes Senensis beate memorie avunculus noster et predecessor", by charter dated Jul 1260, with the consent of "Henrico fratre nostro"[529].  "God. comes Seynensis et Jutta uxor nostra" and "Th. dominum de Heymsberg" agreed that the latter renounced his claim to Schloss Löwenberg by charter dated 25 Jan 1267 (O.S.)[530].  Gottfried [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         JOHANN [I] von Sayn (-23 Nov 1324)Graf von Saynm (before 23 Aug 1287) ELISABETH von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1269/70]-19 Feb 1293).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 9 Aug 1289 under which "Johannes comes Seynensis et Elyzabeth uxor nostra" renounced their rights in the inheritance of "patris et domini nostri Lantgravii terre Hassie domini"[531]

-        GRAFEN von SAYN[532]

b)         ENGELBERT von Sayn (-1336).  m ---.  Engelbert & his wife had children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED von Sayn (-1354)m (before Jul 1313) SOPHIE von Volmestein, daughter of DIETRICH [I] Herr von Volmestein & his second wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Jul 1313 under which [her father] “T. dominus de Volmutsteyne” requested “domicello W. comiti de Arnsberg” to enfeof “Godefridum de Seyna generum nostrum” just as “pie memorie comite de Arnsberg patre vestro” had done[533]

2.         ELISABETH (-after 1265).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1264 under which [her father] "Johannes comes de Spaynheym" sold property at Unkel and Breitbach to the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Godefridi comitis Senensis et Heinrici filiorum nostrorum…G[erardum]. comes de Nuwenare et Elyzabet uxor eius filia nostra, Marcwardus comes de Solmze et Agnes uxor eius filia nostra"[534]m GERHARD Graf von Neuenahr, son of OTTO Graf von Neuenahr & his wife --- (-before 22 Nov 1276). 

3.         AGNES (-1287).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1264 under which [her father] "Johannes comes de Spaynheym" sold property at Unkel and Breitbach to the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Godefridi comitis Senensis et Heinrici filiorum nostrorum…G[erardum]. comes de Nuwenare et Elyzabet uxor eius filia nostra, Marcwardus comes de Solmze et Agnes uxor eius filia nostra"[535]m (before 1255) MARQUARD [II] Graf zu Solms, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Solms & his wife --- (-[1272/9 Sep 1280]). 

4.         HEINRICH (-1 Aug 1289).  "Johannes de Spanheim…cum Heinrico filio nostro" and "Johanne et eius fratribus filiis Sy. quondam comitis de Spanheim" agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 22 Nov 1266[536].  "Godefridus comes Senensis et Jutta uxor eius" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Kaiserswerth, confirming the action of "domnus Henricus comes Senensis beate memorie avunculus noster et predecessor", by charter dated Jul 1260, with the consent of "Henrico fratre nostro"[537].  "Johannes comes de Spaynheim" sold property in Unkel and Breitbach to the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Godefridi comitis Senensis et Henrici filiorum nostrorum", by charter dated 1 Apr 1264[538].  Graf von Sponheim in Starkenburg [hintere Grafschaft], Mendig und Winnenburg.  "Henricus filius domini Simonis quondam comitis de Sponheim…et Cunigundis uxor mea" agreed a division of territories with "fratre meo Domino Johanne comite de Spanheim", with the consent of "consanguineis et amicis meis…dominis Godefrido de Sein et Henrico de Sponheim fratribus comitibus…", agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 1 Sep 1277[539]m (before 1277) BLANCHEFLOR von Jülich, daughter of WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-after 23 Apr 1330). 

 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von WITTGENSTEIN, GRAFEN von BATTENBURG

 

 

 

1.         WERNER [I] (-before 1215)Graf von Wittgenstein"Gerlacus Comes de Veldenzin, Emercho comes Irsutus, Bertoldus comes de Nidee, Wernherus comes de Widechinstein, Hardradus de Merenberg" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen"[540]m [--- von Schwalenberg, daughter of VOLKWIN [II] Graf von Schwalenberg & his second wife Lutrudis ---.  She is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the wife of Werner [I] Graf von Wittgenstein[541].  The primary source which confirms that the information is correct has not yet been identified.   It is possible that the information is speculative, designed to explain the introduction of the name Widekind into the family of the Grafen von Wittgenstein.]  Werner [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         WERNER [II] (-after 1249).  Graf von Battenburg.  H. comes de Battenburg” settled a dispute involving Kloster Haina, in the presence of “fratris mei Werneri quondam comitis”, by charter dated to [1220/30][542].  “W. comes de Wittichenstein” donated “medietatem castri et oppidi Battenburc et castri Ketterberc”, renounced by “relictam fratris mei H. et eius filias”, to the church of Mainz by charter dated 9 Apr 1234, witnessed by “W. frater meus, S. de Runckel...[543]

b)         WIDEKIND [I] (-before 1238)Graf von WittgensteinW. comes de Wittichenstein” donated “medietatem castri et oppidi Battenburc et castri Ketterberc”, renounced by “relictam fratris mei H. et eius filias”, to the church of Mainz by charter dated 9 Apr 1234, witnessed by “W. frater meus, S. de Runckel...[544]m --- von Runkel, daughter of SIEGFRIED [III] von Runkel & his wife ---.  Widekind [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          SIEGFRIED (-before May 1287)Graf von Wittgenstein.  "Sifridus comes de Wideginstein, Widekindus et Wernherus fratres mei" sold "medietatem castrorum Battenburg, Kellerberg…" to the church of Mainz by charter dated 21 Jul 1228[545]

-         see below

ii)         WIDEKIND [II] (-after 12 May 1291).  "Sifridus comes de Wideginstein, Widekindus et Wernherus fratres mei" sold "medietatem castrorum Battenburg, Kellerberg…" to the church of Mainz by charter dated 21 Jul 1228[546].  Graf von Battenburg.  "Sifridus comes de Widegensteyne et Widekindus comes in Baptenberg frater eiusdem" renounced rights over "villas…Wintersceith et Leytensceith" in favour of Kloster Haina by charter dated 8 Dec 1265[547].  "Widekindus comes in Battenberg" confirmed the sale of property to St Georgenkloster in Franckenberg by charter dated 1266[548].  "Widekindus…comes in Battinburg et Elizabeth collectalis ipsius" donated their part of a mill at Roddenau to Kloster Haina, with the consent of "Hermanni filii nostri ac aliorum puerorum nostrorum", by charter dated 26 Jul 1277[549].  "Wyddekindus comes de Battimberg" donated property to Kloster St Georg, Frankenberg on the entry there as a nun of "filieq. nostre…Grete", with the consent of "Elisabeth coniuge nostra et Hermanno filio nostro", by charter dated 29 Jun 1286[550]"Wdekindus comes de Battenberg" donated property at Roddenau to St Georgenkloster in Franckenberg, with the consent of "Elyzabeth collateralis nostre, Hermanni filii nostri", by charter dated 12 May 1291[551]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 12 May 1291).  "Widekindus…comes in Battinburg et Elizabeth collectalis ipsius" donated their part of a mill at Roddenau to Kloster Haina, with the consent of "Hermanni filii nostri ac aliorum puerorum nostrorum", by charter dated 26 Jul 1277[552].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Elisabeth was the possible daughter of Heinrich [IV] Graf von Diez und Weilnau but the basis for this speculation is not known[553].  "Wyddekindus comes de Battimberg" donated property to Kloster St Georg, Frankenberg on the entry there as a nun of "filieq. nostre…Grete", with the consent of "Elisabeth coniuge nostra et Hermanno filio nostro", by charter dated 29 Jun 1286[554]"Wdekindus comes de Battenberg" donated property at Roddenau to St Georgenkloster in Franckenberg, with the consent of "Elyzabeth collateralis nostre, Hermanni filii nostri", by charter dated 12 May 1291[555]Widekind & his wife had children: 

(a)       HERMANN .  "Widekindus…comes in Battinburg et Elizabeth collectalis ipsius" donated their part of a mill at Roddenau to Kloster Haina, with the consent of "Hermanni filii nostri ac aliorum puerorum nostrorum", by charter dated 26 Jul 1277[556].  "Wyddekindus comes de Battimberg" donated property to Kloster St Georg, Frankenberg on the entry there as a nun of "filieq. nostre…Grete", with the consent of "Elisabeth coniuge nostra et Hermanno filio nostro", by charter dated 29 Jun 1286[557]"Wdekindus comes de Battenberg" donated property at Roddenau to St Georgenkloster in Franckenberg, with the consent of "Elyzabeth collateralis nostre, Hermanni filii nostri", by charter dated 12 May 1291[558]

(b)       other children .  "Widekindus…comes in Battinburg et Elizabeth collectalis ipsius" donated their part of a mill at Roddenau to Kloster Haina, with the consent of "Hermanni filii nostri ac aliorum puerorum nostrorum", by charter dated 26 Jul 1277[559]

(c)       GRETE .  "Wyddekindus comes de Battimberg" donated property to Kloster St Georg, Frankenberg on the entry there as a nun of "filieq. nostre…Grete", with the consent of "Elisabeth coniuge nostra et Hermanno filio nostro", by charter dated 29 Jun 1286[560]

iii)        WERNER (-1277).  "Sifridus comes de Wideginstein, Widekindus et Wernherus fratres mei" sold "medietatem castrorum Battenburg, Kellerberg…" to the church of Mainz by charter dated 21 Jul 1228[561].  Graf von Battenburg.  Teutonic Knight. 

c)         HERMANN (-before 9 Apr 1234).  Graf von Battenburg.  H. comes de Battenburg” settled a dispute involving Kloster Haina, in the presence of “fratris mei Werneri quondam comitis”, by charter dated to [1220/30][562].  “W. comes de Wittichenstein” donated “medietatem castri et oppidi Battenburc et castri Ketterberc”, renounced by “relictam fratris mei H. et eius filias”, to the church of Mainz by charter dated 9 Apr 1234, witnessed by “W. frater meus, S. de Runckel...[563]m --- (-after 9 Apr 1234).  “W. comes de Wittichenstein” donated “medietatem castri et oppidi Battenburc et castri Ketterberc”, renounced by “relictam fratris mei H. et eius filias”, to the church of Mainz by charter dated 9 Apr 1234, witnessed by “W. frater meus, S. de Runckel...[564].  Hermann & his wife had children: 

i)          daughters .  “W. comes de Wittichenstein” donated “medietatem castri et oppidi Battenburc et castri Ketterberc”, renounced by “relictam fratris mei H. et eius filias”, to the church of Mainz by charter dated 9 Apr 1234, witnessed by “W. frater meus, S. de Runckel...[565]

 

 

SIEGFRIED von Wittgenstein, son of WIDEKIND [I] Graf von Wittgenstein & his wife --- von Runkel (-before May 1287)Graf von Wittgenstein.  "Sifridus comes de Wideginstein, Widekindus et Wernherus fratres mei" sold "medietatem castrorum Battenburg, Kellerberg…" to the church of Mainz by charter dated 21 Jul 1228[566].  "Comes Sifridus de Widgensten frater Wernherus quondam comes in Battenberc, Giso frater quondam prefecti nostri…" witnessed the charter dated 25 Apr 1251 under which Werner Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed a donation by "comitis Godefridi…de Richenbach", confirmed after the death of the donor by "consanguineo nostro comiti Bertholdi de Cigenhain"[567].  "Sifridus comes de Widegensteyne et Widekindus comes in Baptenberg frater eiusdem" renounced rights over "villas…Wintersceith et Leytensceith" in favour of Kloster Haina by charter dated 8 Dec 1265[568]

m IDA von Arnsberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Arnsberg & his [second wife Agnes ---] (-after 1289).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 3 Jul 1249 which records an agreement between [her brother] “Godefridus comes de Arnesberg” and “dominus Johannes”, witnessed by “Alheidis uxor nostra, Sifridus comes de Widegensteine sororius noster...[569].  "Witekinus comes de Widechensteyn et uxor mea Aleydis atque fratres mei Wernerus et Sifridus" confirmed the sale of property at Metternich and Weitz made to Abtei Marienstadt by "patre nostro domino Syfrido comite de Widechensteyn atque matre nostra Ida", by charter dated May 1287[570]

Siegfried & his wife had three children: 

1.         WIDEKIND [III] von Wittgenstein (-after 1307)Graf von Wittgenstein.  "Witekinus comes de Widechensteyn et uxor mea Aleydis atque fratres mei Wernerus et Sifridus" confirmed the sale of property at Metternich and Weitz made to Abtei Marienstadt by "patre nostro domino Syfrido comite de Widechensteyn atque matre nostra Ida", by charter dated May 1287[571]m (before 21 Feb 1281) ALEIDIS von Arberg, daughter of [HEINRICH [IV] von Arberg Burggraf von Köln & his wife ---] (-after 1303).  "Johannes vir nobilis miles, quondam Burggravius Coloniensis et Catherina uxor nostra" demanded money from "nobili matrone Aleydi filie quondam nobilis viri domini Henrici Burggravii Coloniensis, nunc uxori Wedekindi filii domini comitis de Wedegensteyne" and her husband by charter dated 21 Feb 1280 (O.S.)[572].  "Witekinus comes de Widechensteyn et uxor mea Aleydis atque fratres mei Wernerus et Sifridus" confirmed the sale of property at Metternich and Weitz made to Abtei Marienstadt by "patre nostro domino Syfrido comite de Widechensteyn atque matre nostra Ida", by charter dated May 1287[573]

2.         WERNER von Wittgenstein .  "Witekinus comes de Widechensteyn et uxor mea Aleydis atque fratres mei Wernerus et Sifridus" confirmed the sale of property at Metternich and Weitz made to Abtei Marienstadt by "patre nostro domino Syfrido comite de Widechensteyn atque matre nostra Ida", by charter dated May 1287[574]

3.         SIEGFRIED von Wittgenstein .  "Witekinus comes de Widechensteyn et uxor mea Aleydis atque fratres mei Wernerus et Sifridus" confirmed the sale of property at Metternich and Weitz made to Abtei Marienstadt by "patre nostro domino Syfrido comite de Widechensteyn atque matre nostra Ida", by charter dated May 1287[575]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    GRAFEN von SOLMS

 

 

1.         HEINRICH [I] (-after Nov 1260).  Graf von Solms.  "Heinricus et Marqvardus dicti Comites de Solmse" reached agreement with "Erwinus miles de Garvenheim" concerning "mansum…in villa…Biela" by charter dated 1232[576].  "Heinricus senior comes H. et M. nati sui de Solmisse" recorded a division of property between Wetzlar church and "Albero von Mulenheim" by charter dated Sep 1258[577]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH [II] (-[1280/82]).  "Heinricus senior comes H. et M. nati sui de Solmisse" recorded a division of property between Wetzlar church and "Albero von Mulenheim" by charter dated Sep 1258[578]m (before 1 Apr 1265) ADELHEID von Westerburg, daughter of SIEGFRIED [IV] von Westerburg in Runkel und Westerburg & his wife ---.  Heinrich [II] & his wife had one child. 

i)          HEINRICH [IV] von Solms gt von Westerburg (-[1311/12])Graf von Solms-Braunfels.  "Henricus dictus de Westerburg, Henricus dictus de Spanheim et Reynboldus comites de Solmese, consanguinei" granted privileges to "curiam suam de Nuveren" by charter dated 15 Mar 1291, signed by "Heinrici de Solmisse…dictus de Westerburg, comitis Reimboldi de Kunigisberch, Heinrici comitis de Solmisse dicti de Spanheim"[579].  "Henricus dictus de Spanheim comes de Solmisse nostraque collateralis Elizabeht ac frater noster Hermannus canonicus ecclesie Sci Castoris in Confluencia" donated property to the church of Weslar by charter dated 1300, in the presence of "nostri consanguinei Henrici de Westirburg comitisse de Solmisse"[580]m (before 17 Mar 1295) LISA zur Lippe, daughter of BERNHARD IV Herr zur Lippe & his wife --- (-after 22 Sep 1325).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

-         GRAFEN von SOLMS-BRAUNFELS[581]

b)         MARQUARD [II] (-[1272/9 Sep 1280]).  "Heinricus senior comes H. et M. nati sui de Solmisse" recorded a division of property between Wetzlar church and "Albero von Mulenheim" by charter dated Sep 1258[582]m (before 1255) AGNES von Sponheim, daughter of JOHANN [I] von Sponheim Herr zu Sayn und Starkenburg & his wife --- (-1287).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1264 under which [her father] "Johannes comes de Spaynheym" sold property at Unkel and Breitbach to the archbishopric of Köln, with the consent of "Godefridi comitis Senensis et Heinrici filiorum nostrorum…G[erardum]. comes de Nuwenare et Elyzabet uxor eius filia nostra, Marcwardus comes de Solmze et Agnes uxor eius filia nostra"[583]Marquard [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HEINRICH [III] von Solms gt von Sponheim (-after 22 Feb 1314).  "Henricus dictus de Westerburg, Henricus dictus de Spanheim et Reynboldus comites de Solmese, consanguinei" granted privileges to "curiam suam de Nuveren" by charter dated 15 Mar 1291, signed by "Heinrici de Solmisse…dictus de Westerburg, comitis Reimboldi de Kunigisberch, Heinrici comitis de Solmisse dicti de Spanheim"[584].  "Henricus dictus de Spanheim comes de Solmisse nostraque collateralis Elizabeht ac frater noster Hermannus canonicus ecclesie Sci Castoris in Confluencia" donated property to the church of Weslar by charter dated 1300, in the presence of "nostri consanguinei Henrici de Westirburg comitisse de Solmisse"[585]m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Henricus dictus de Spanheim comes de Solmisse nostraque collateralis Elizabeht ac frater noster Hermannus canonicus ecclesie Sci Castoris in Confluencia" donated property to the church of Weslar by charter dated 1300, in the presence of "nostri consanguinei Henrici de Westirburg comitisse de Solmisse"[586].  Heinrich [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       JOHANN von Solms (-[26 Feb 1354/26 Jan 1356])m IRMGARD von Bilstein, daughter of DIETRICH [III] Herr von Bilstein & his wife Katharina von Arnsberg (-after 1371).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1327 under which [her father] “Theodericus vir nobilis dominus de Bylsteyne” exchanged property with Kloster Meschede, after the mediation of “nobilibus viris dominis Wylhelmo de Arnsbergh...et Johanne de Solmeze genero nostro[587]

ii)         HERMANN .  "Henricus dictus de Spanheim comes de Solmisse nostraque collateralis Elizabeht ac frater noster Hermannus canonicus ecclesie Sci Castoris in Confluencia" donated property to the church of Weslar by charter dated 1300, in the presence of "nostri consanguinei Henrici de Westirburg comitisse de Solmisse"[588]

2.         MARQUARD [I] (-1255)Graf von Solms.  "Heinricus et Marqvardus dicti Comites de Solmse" reached agreement with "Erwinus miles de Garvenheim" concerning "mansum…in villa…Biela" by charter dated 1232[589]m CHRISTINA von Isenburg, daughter of REIMBOLD von Isenburg & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Marquard [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         REINBOLD [I] (-before 1279).  Graf von Solms in Königsberg.  "Reinboldus comes de Solmisse" donated "partem nostram decime in Derinbach et in Rembretishufen" to Aldenburg priory by charter dated Sep 1255[590].  "Reinboldus comes de Cuningesberg…manu legittime nostre nec non Arnoldi et Cunradi fratrum nostrorum" sold "bona nostra sita in Loistorph" by charter dated end-Jan 1266[591].  "Reinboldus comes de Solmza" sold "bona nostra in Albolzhusin" to the church of Aldenburg, with the consent of "Elizabeth collateralis nostre…et fratrum nostrorum Arnoldi et Cunradi", by charter dated Jan 1273[592]m ELISABETH von Wildenburg, daughter of GERHARD von Wildenburg & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Reinboldus comes de Solmza" sold "bona nostra in Albolzhusin" to the church of Aldenburg, with the consent of "Elizabeth collateralis nostre…et fratrum nostrorum Arnoldi et Cunradi", by charter dated Jan 1273[593].  Reinbold [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          REINBOLD [II] (-[10 Mar 1305/1 Mar 1308]).  "Henricus dictus de Westerburg, Henricus dictus de Spanheim et Reynboldus comites de Solmese, consanguinei" granted privileges to "curiam suam de Nuveren" by charter dated 15 Mar 1291, signed by "Heinrici de Solmisse…dictus de Westerburg, comitis Reimboldi de Kunigisberch, Heinrici comitis de Solmisse dicti de Spanheim"[594]

ii)         MARQUARD (-after 5 Mar 1346).  "Gerhardus comes de Solmse" settled disputes with Arnsburg monastery, for "germano nostro Marquardo canonico Babinbergensi necnon pro --- consanguineis nostris filiis quondam Reinboldi fratris nostri", by charter dated 23 Apr 1319[595].  Canon at Bamberg. 

iii)        GERHARD (-10 Dec 1322).  "Gerhardus comes de Solmse" settled disputes with Arnsburg monastery, for "germano nostro Marquardo canonico Babinbergensi necnon pro --- consanguineis nostris filiis quondam Reinboldi fratris nostri", by charter dated 23 Apr 1319[596]

b)         ARNOLD (-19 Jul 1296, bur Bamberg Cathedral).  "Reinboldus comes de Cuningesberg…manu legittime nostre nec non Arnoldi et Cunradi fratrum nostrorum" sold "bona nostra sita in Loistorph" by charter dated end-Jan 1266[597].  "Reinboldus comes de Solmza" sold "bona nostra in Albolzhusin" to the church of Aldenburg, with the consent of "Elizabeth collateralis nostre…et fratrum nostrorum Arnoldi et Cunradi", by charter dated Jan 1273[598].  Bishop of Bamberg 1286. 

c)         KONRAD (-after Jun 1309).  "Reinboldus comes de Cuningesberg…manu legittime nostre nec non Arnoldi et Cunradi fratrum nostrorum" sold "bona nostra sita in Loistorph" by charter dated end-Jan 1266[599].  "Reinboldus comes de Solmza" sold "bona nostra in Albolzhusin" to the church of Aldenburg, with the consent of "Elizabeth collateralis nostre…et fratrum nostrorum Arnoldi et Cunradi", by charter dated Jan 1273[600]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    GRAFEN von WIED

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         METFRIED von Wied (-after 1129).  Graf von Wied.  "…Meffridus comes de Wiede et frater eius Richwinus de Kempenich…" witnessed the charter dated 1093 under which "Heinricus…comes palatinus Rheni et dominus de Lacu…uxore mei Adleide" founded the abbey of Laach[601]"...Comes Metfrih et frater eius Rihuuin..." witnessed the charter dated 29 Nov 1103 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier granted privileges to Stift Münster-Meinfeld[602].  "…Matfridus comes et frater eius Ricquinus…" witnessed the charter dated 1112 under which "Sifridus…comes palatinus" confirmed the foundation of Kloster Laach by "predecessor et dominus meus Henricus comes palatinus…uxore sua Athelheide…matre mea"[603].  Reginher Archbishop of Trier donated property to Kloster St Thomas bei Andernach by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "Mefridus de Widhe, Gerhardus de Hostade, Luipoldus de Erenbreitstein…"[604]m ---.  The name of Metfried´s wife is not known.  Metfried & his wife had seven children: 

a)         SIEGFRIED von Wied (-after 1174).  Graf von Wied.  [Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Brauweiler by charter dated 1140 witnessed by "Sigfridus comes, Adolfus comes de Monte, Adolfus comes de Saphenberge, Gerardus comes de Bothna, Gozuinus de Falkenburch, Udo de Bruecha"[605].]  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Sifridus comes de Widha et frater eiusdem Burkardus de Widha…"[606].  "Comes Sifridus…" witnessed the charter dated 1174 under which Arnold Archbishop of Trier confirmed a donation to Kloster Himmerode[607]

b)         LUDWIG von Wied .  Arnold Archbishop of Köln donated Schloß Odenkirchen, with the consent of "Burchardi C. Wedani fratris sui ab obitu Ludovici etiam fratris sui…Arnoldi archiepiscopi nepotes ex fratre Lambertus de Weda et ex sorore Lambertus de Nuerbuch, Hedwig autem Arnoldi soror abbatissa Asnitiensis", by undated charter[608].  [m ---.  The name of Ludwig´s wife is not known.  Ludwig & his wife had one possible son]: 

i)          [LAMBERT .  Arnold Archbishop of Köln donated Schloß Odenkirchen, with the consent of "Burchardi C. Wedani fratris sui ab obitu Ludovici etiam fratris sui…Arnoldi archiepiscopi nepotes ex fratre Lambertus de Weda et ex sorore Lambertus de Nuerbuch, Hedwig autem Arnoldi soror abbatissa Asnitiensis", by undated charter[609].  The document does not name Lambert´s father.  As it mentions the donor´s deceased brother Ludwig, it is possible that Lambert was his son.] 

c)         BURCHARD von Wied (-after 17 Sep 1156).  Arnold Archbishop of Köln donated Schloß Odenkirchen, with the consent of "Burchardi C. Wedani fratris sui ab obitu Ludovici etiam fratris sui…Arnoldi archiepiscopi nepotes ex fratre Lambertus de Weda et ex sorore Lambertus de Nuerbuch, Hedwig autem Arnoldi soror abbatissa Asnitiensis", by undated charter[610].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of Kloster Laach by charter dated 20 Apr 1152 witnessed by "…Sifridus comes de Widha et frater eiusdem Burkardus de Widha…"[611].  Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to "venerabilis memorie Arnoldi Coloniensis archiepiscopi, sororem eius Hadewigam Asnidensis monasterii abbatissam et Burkardum fratrem eius de Wide" by charter dated 17 Sep 1156[612]

d)         ARNOLD [II] (-14 May 1156)Archbishop of Köln 1151.  Arnold Archbishop of Köln donated Schloß Odenkirchen, with the consent of "Burchardi C. Wedani fratris sui ab obitu Ludovici etiam fratris sui…Arnoldi archiepiscopi nepotes ex fratre Lambertus de Weda et ex sorore Lambertus de Nuerbuch, Hedwig autem Arnoldi soror abbatissa Asnitiensis", by undated charter[613].  Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to "venerabilis memorie Arnoldi Coloniensis archiepiscopi, sororem eius Hadewigam Asnidensis monasterii abbatissam et Burkardum fratrem eius de Wide" by charter dated 17 Sep 1156[614]

e)         LAMBERT von Wied (-after 1187).  "Lambertus de Wede et Lambertus filius sororis sue de Nuereburch" donated serfs to the church of Schwarzrheindorf by charter dated 1187[615]

f)          daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1187 under which her brother and her son "Lambertus de Wede et Lambertus filius sororis sue de Nuereburch" donated serfs to the church of Schwarzrheindorf[616]m --- von Neuerburg, son of ---.  One child: 

i)          LAMBERT von Neuerburg (-after 1187).  "Lambertus de Wede et Lambertus filius sororis sue de Nuereburch" donated serfs to the church of Schwarzrheindorf by charter dated 1187[617]

g)         HEDWIG .  Arnold Archbishop of Köln donated Schloß Odenkirchen, with the consent of "Burchardi C. Wedani fratris sui ab obitu Ludovici etiam fratris sui…Arnoldi archiepiscopi nepotes ex fratre Lambertus de Weda et ex sorore Lambertus de Nuerbuch, Hedwig autem Arnoldi soror abbatissa Asnitiensis", by undated charter[618].  Abbess of Essen.  Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to "venerabilis memorie Arnoldi Coloniensis archiepiscopi, sororem eius Hadewigam Asnidensis monasterii abbatissam et Burkardum fratrem eius de Wide" by charter dated 17 Sep 1156[619]

2.         RICHWIN von Kempenich (-after 1112).  "…Meffridus comes de Wiede et frater eius Richwinus de Kempenich…" witnessed the charter dated 1093 under which "Heinricus…comes palatinus Rheni et dominus de Lacu…uxore mei Adleide" founded the abbey of Laach[620]"...Comes Metfrih et frater eius Rihuuin..." witnessed the charter dated 29 Nov 1103 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier granted privileges to Stift Münster-Meinfeld[621].  "…Matfridus comes et frater eius Ricquinus…" witnessed the charter dated 1112 under which "Sifridus…comes palatinus" confirmed the foundation of Kloster Laach by "predecessor et dominus meus Henricus comes palatinus…uxore sua Athelheide…matre mea"[622]

 

 

1.         ULRICH (-after 1187).  Graf von Wied.  "Comes Vdelricus de Wida…" witnessed the charter dated 1187 which records an agreement between Malmedy abbey and Kloster St Maria, Andernach[623]

 

 

1.         DIETRICH [Theoderich] (-after 1197).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   "…Theodoricus de Wide…" witnessed the charter dated 1158 under which Emperor Friedrich I made donations to Trier[624]Graf von Wied.  "…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"[625]Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed "castrum…Holebüche" as a fief to "comes Theodoricus de Widhe…et uxor sua", safeguarding the rights of "filia sua uxore Brunonis de Isenburch", by charter dated 1190[626]m ---.  The name of Theoderich´s wife is not known.  Theoderich & his wife had eight children: 

a)         GEORG (-[1217/30 Jan 1218]).  Graf von Wied.  "Georgius Wiedanus…Theodorici archiepiscopi frater" is named[627].  "Georgius comes de Wide, Conradus et Ditherus fratres sui…" witnessed the charter dated 1213 under which Dietrich Archbishop of Trier recorded the details of the dispute with "comitem Gerhardum de Are" relating to the advocatius of Kloster Laach[628]Matthew Paris records that “duos...capitaneos Willelmum...Houlandiæ ducem et comitem de Weiz Georgium” besieged “Alchaciam” after landing at Lisbon in 1217[629]It is likely that Georg died before 30 Jan 1218, the date of the first charter in which his brother Lothar is named as Graf von Wied.  Another possibility is that Georg was in some way incapacitated: the charter dated 1219 quoted below uses the unusual term "Lothario tunc procurante comitiam de Widhe", suggesting that he held the office but not the full title. 

b)         KONRAD (-after 1213).  "…Cunradus frater comitis de Wiede…" witnessed the charter dated 10 Jul 1204 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier granted freedoms to Rommersdorf abbey[630].  "Georgius comes de Wide, Conradus et Ditherus fratres sui…" witnessed the charter dated 1213 under which Dietrich Archbishop of Trier recorded the details of the dispute with "comitem Gerhardum de Are" relating to the advocatius of Kloster Laach[631]

c)         DIETRICH [Theoderich] (-27 Mar 1242)"…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"[632]A continuator of the Gesta Treverorum records the succession in 1212 of "Theodericus, Sancti Paulini prepositus et archidiaconus", his family origin being confirmed by a later passage which names "Georgius comes Widensis, frater Treverensi archiepiscopi"[633]Archbishop of Trier 1212.  "Theodoricus…Treuerorum archiepiscopus" noted the settlement of a dispute "coram fratre nostro Lothario tunc procurante comitiam de Widhe" by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Are, Lotharius frater noster…"[634]A continuator of the Gesta Treverorum records the death "ante pascha…V Kal Apr" in 1242 of "Theodericus archiepiscopus"[635].  The necrology of Orval records the death “VI Kal Apr” of “dominus Theodoricus e comitibus de Wied Trevirensis archiepiscopus[636]

d)         LOTHAR (-1 Mar, after 5 Mar 1243)Graf von Wied.  "Henricus burcgravius de Isemburc crucesignatus" donated "Markemberc" to Kloster Romersdorf, noting that it was the wish of "olim mihi uxorem…et filios ac filias suscepissem ex ea" and that "illa uxore autem defuncta", by charter dated 30 Jan 1218, witnessed by "Lotharius comes de Widhe, Henricus iunior de Isemburc, Theodericus de Widhe…"[637]Theodorich Archbishop of Mainz granted advocatius of Kloster Romersdorf to "Bruno et Theodericus germani de Isemburc, filii sororis nostre" by charter dated 7 Apr 1218, witnessed by "Lotharius germanus noster…"[638].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 21 Nov 1240 which records an agreement between "Sifridus sacri imperii per Germaniam Archi-Cancellarius, Arnoldus major prepositus Trevirensis, Bruno de Braunsberg, Thidericus de Isenburg, Godefridus et Grerardus de Eppenstein" concerning the inheritance "ex matruum vel avunculorum nostrorum de Wieden, feodaque avunculi nostri Lotharii comitis de Wieden"[639].  "Theodoricus…Treuerorum archiepiscopus" noted the settlement of a dispute "coram fratre nostro Lothario tunc procurante comitiam de Widhe" by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Gerardus comes de Are, Lotharius frater noster…"[640].  "Lotarius comes de Widhe" donated property "in villa Tris" to Kloster Carden by charter dated 1229[641].  "Otto…Palatinus comes Rheni, Dux Bavariæ" granted "comitatu Wede…que…Lotharius comes in Wiede nunc in debito vasalli tenet" to "Brunonem et Theodoricum de Isenberg…post mortem dicti comitis avunculi sui" by charter dated 8 Sep 1237[642].  "Lotharius comes de Wida" exchanged property with Kloster St Thomas, Andernach by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[643].  "Lotharius" granted "feoda mea" to "consanguineis meis Brunoni et Theodorico fratribus et…de Isenburg" by charter dated 5 Mar 1243[644]m (1220) as her second husband, LIUTGARDE von Leiningen, widow of SIMON [II] Graf von Saarbrücken, daughter of --- (-1239 or after).  "Cunradis qui dicor Siluester comes" donated part of the churches at Blidendorf and Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken et…matris suæ Lukardis comitissæ de Wide", for the soul of "collateralis meæ Giselæ sororis iam dicti comitis Simonis", by charter dated 1220[645].  "Lucardis comitissa de Wide…mater Simonis comitis de Sarbrucken" donated the church of Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated 1220[646].  "Luterus comes de Wide et…collateralis mea Lucardis" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, at the request of "Symonis Walrami ducis de Lemburg et filiorum eius et domini Henrici comitis Gemini Pontis per manum Simonis comitis de Sarbrucken" by charter dated 1223[647].  "Lukardis comitissa" donated property at Hünerscherre to Kloster Otterburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum", by undated charter, "Symon comes Sarapontis" confirmed the same donation by "domina et mater mea" by undated charter, and Heinrich Bishop of Worms confirmed the same donation by "mater nostra comitissa de Weyden" by charter dated 22 Nov 1233[648]

e)         DIETHER (-after 30 Jan 1218).  "Georgius comes de Wide, Conradus et Ditherus fratres sui…" witnessed the charter dated 1213 under which Dietrich Archbishop of Trier recorded the details of the dispute with "comitem Gerhardum de Are" relating to the advocatius of Kloster Laach[649].  It is clear from this document that the witness "Ditherus" was a different person from the archbishop of Trier, who was also the brother of the three witnesses.  "Theoderico de With…" witnessed the charter dated 28 Jul 1216 under which Theoderich Archbishop of Trier confirmed a property exchange involving Himmerode abbey[650].  "Henricus burcgravius de Isemburc crucesignatus" donated "Markemberc" to Kloster Romersdorf, noting that it was the wish of "olim mihi uxorem…et filios ac filias suscepissem ex ea" and that "illa uxore autem defuncta", by charter dated 30 Jan 1218, witnessed by "Lotharius comes de Widhe, Henricus iunior de Isemburc, Theodericus de Widhe…"[651]

f)          METFRIED .  The church of St Paul and St Simon requested confirmation of their privileges from "Arnoldo…Trevirorum archiepiscopo", recalling actions of "felicis recordationis Theodorici avunculi vestri quondam archiepiscopi Trevirensis…dominus Meffridus bonæ memoriæ avunculus vester quondam S. Paulini præpositus", by charter dated 11 Feb 1256[652]

g)         THEODORA (-after 1218)Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed "castrum…Holebüche" as a fief to "comes Theodoricus de Widhe…et uxor sua", safeguarding the rights of "filia sua uxore Brunonis de Isenburch", by charter dated 1190[653]Her parentage is confirmed by the Gesta Arnoldi which records the succession, after the death of "Theoderici…Trevirorum archiepiscopi" in 1242, of "Arnoldus maior prepositus Trevirensis, filius sororis ipsius, de Isenburg oriundus"[654]The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m BRUNO von Isenburg in Braunsberg, son of REMBOLD von Isenburg & his wife --- (-before 8 Oct 1210). 

h)         daughter .  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"[655]m GOTTFRIED [I] von Eppstein, son of --- (-[1220/19 Dec 1223]). 

 

 

1.         RÜCKER von Wied .  Arnold [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Kloster Siegburg made by "domno Rukero de Wide" by charter dated 1139 witnessed by "Euerhardus comes de Seine, Odo de Bruche…"[656]

 

 

1.         JOHANN von Wied (-after 27 May 1202).  Graf von Wied, Herr von Runkel.  A charter dated 27 May 1202 records the entry of "comiti de Weda Johanni ac domino in Runckel" as a Franciscan brother[657]

 

 

 

 

 



[1] Hontheim, J. N. von (1750) Historia Trevirensis Diplomatica et Pragmatica, Tome I ("Trier Diplomatica (Hontheim)"), p. 586. 

[2] Menzel, K. & Sauer, W. (eds.) (1885) Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus (Wiesbaden), Band I, Part 1, 102, p. 49. 

[3] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 110.44, p. 55. 

[4] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 102, p. 49. 

[5] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 102, p. 49. 

[6] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 110.44, p. 55. 

[7] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[8] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[9] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327. 

[10] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 170, p. 99. 

[11] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 176, p. 104. 

[12] Worms Codex (1734) Tome II, LXXXV, p. 78. 

[13] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 327.