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INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN [1138]-1155, STAHLECK. 4

Chapter 2.                PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN 1156-1195, STAUFEN. 6

Chapter 3.                PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN 1195-1214, WELF. 7

Chapter 4.                PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN, KURFÜRSTEN von der PFALZ, WITTELSBACH. 10

A.         PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN 1214-1410, DUKES of BAVARIA.. 10

B.         ELECTORS PALATINE [KURFÜRSTEN von der PFALZ] 1410-1559. 21

Chapter 5.                ERBACH. 26

A.         SCHENKEN von ERBACH.. 26

B.         SCHENKEN von ERBACH-ERBACH.. 42

C.        SCHENKEN von ERBACH-FÜRSTENAU.. 44

D.        SCHENKEN von ERBACH-MICHELSTADT. 46

Chapter 6.                HERREN von HOHENFELS. 49

Chapter 7.                LEININGEN. 53

A.         GRAFEN von LEININGEN.. 53

B.         GRAFEN von LEININGEN (SAARBRÜCKEN) 60

C.        GRAFEN von LEININGEN-DAGSBURG.. 69

D.        GRAFEN von LEININGEN-RIXINGEN, GRAFEN von LEININGEN-HARTENBURG.. 72

Chapter 8.                RHEINGRAFEN, WILDGRAFEN, RAUGRAFEN. 74

A.         RHEINGRAFEN.. 74

B.         WILDGRAFEN.. 79

C.        RAUGRAFEN.. 86

Chapter 9.                GRAFEN von SPONHEIM.. 92

Chapter 10.              VELDENZ. 109

A.         GRAFEN von VELDENZ. 110

B.         GRAFEN von VELDENZ (GEROLDSECK) 116

C.        PFALZGRAFEN zu VELDENZ. 117

Chapter 11.              ZWEIBRÜCKEN. 120

A.         GRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN.. 120

B.         PFALZGRAFEN von SIMMERN.. 128

C.        PFALZGRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN.. 131

D.        PFALZGRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN zu LANDSBERG, HERZOG von ZWEIBRÜCKEN 1661-1681. 138

E.         PFALZGRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN zu KLEEBURG, HERZOGEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN 1718-1731. 140

F.         PFALZGRAFEN und HERZOGEN von NEUBURG.. 142

G.        PFALZGRAFEN von SULZBACH, HERZOGEN von SULZBACH.. 144

H.        PFALZGRAFEN von BIRKENFELD, HERZOGEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN 1731-1799. 148

Chapter 12.                 ELECTORS PALATINE [KURFÜRSTEN von der PFALZ] 1559-1685. 154

Chapter 13.                 ELECTORS PALATINE [KURFÜRSTEN von der PFALZ] 1685-1742. 161

Chapter 14.                  ELECTOR PALATINE [KURFÜRSTEN von der PFALZ] 1742-1799. 164

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The original role of the holder of the title "Pfalzgraf", of which there was only one in each of the original German provinces, is not known although presumably it related to a function at the ducal court similar to that of the palatine at the court of the Carolingian emperors[1].  Whatever the origin and original reason for the title, it became attached as an honorific to the name of the geographical base of the family who held the position from time to time.  The Pfalzgrafen in the Rhine area were originally associated with Lotharingia.  Most of the holders of the title held land in the duchy of Lower Lotharingia.  At some point during the first half of the 12th century, the Pfalzgrafen became associated with completely different territories in Franconia and gradually came to be known as the "Pfalzgrafen bei Rhein".  Presumably by this time they had lost whatever administrative role they held in Lotharingia and acquired a broader role in relation to the central German monarchy. 

 

The first Pfalzgraf shown by contemporary records as clearly associated with Franconia was Hermann von Stahleck, who succeeded Heinrich von Babenberg as Pfalzgraf in 1141.  His predecessor "Pfalzgrafen von Lothringen" are shown in the document LOTHARINGIA, but the families of Hermann and his successors are shown here.  Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" appointed his first cousin Konrad von Staufen as Pfalzgraf in 1156.  The territories assigned to Konrad were in the Rhineland and had no association with Lotharingia.  It is reasonable to consider him as the first “Pfalzgraf bei Rhein”. 

 

On Konrad’s death in 1195, the title passed to his son-in-law Heinrich von Sachsen, son of Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony and Bavaria who abdicated as Pfalzgraf in 1212 in favour of his son Heinrich II.  When Heinrich II died in 1214, Ludwig Duke of Bavaria claimed succession to the Pfalzgrafschaft, although he appears to have had no hereditary right.  His claim was challenged by the late Heinrich II's father.  The stalemate continued until Heinrich I died in 1227, when Duke Ludwig was left unchallenged as Pfalzgraf but resigned the position to his son Otto, who had married the younger daughter of Heinrich I. 

 

The "Bavarian" vote in elections to appoint the kings of Germany was attributed to the position of Pfalzgraf some time in the 1220s or early 1230s, both titles being held by Otto II Duke of Bavaria when he voted as such for the first time in 1237.  The process by which this occurred is far from clear.  The 1273 election of King Rudolf I marked an evolution in the role of the Pfalzgraf in the electoral process: after the electors agreed on the successful candidate, Pfalzgraf Ludwig II was appointed to elect the king on behalf of the whole body of electors.  A similar procedure was followed in the election of Henri de Luxembourg as King Heinrich VII[2].  

 

By 1400, the territorial jurisdiction of the Pfalzgrafschaft included two broad areas on either side of the Rhine, extending from Mainz in the north to Speyer in the south.  The “left bank” territories were bordered in the west by the counties of (from north to south) Sponheim, the Rheingrafschaft, and Veldenz, with Zweibrücken to the south and Leiningen surrounding completely by Pfalzgrafschaft land.  The “right bank” part straddled the river Neckar, with the county of Katzenelnbogen (the area around Darmstadt) and the territories of the Erbach family to the north, and Baden and Württemberg to the south.  Tolner provides a detailed description of territories added to the jurisdiction of the Pfalzgrafen, dated precisely, between the early 13th and late 14th centuries[3]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    PFALZGRAF bei RHEIN [1138]-1155, STAHLECK

 

 

1.         GOSWIN [I] (-1051).  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" documented rights of Kloster Fulda by charter dated 20 Nov 1049, which names "Bernhart dux, Vto comes, Diterih comes, Otto comes, Eberhart comes, Sigiboto comes, Friderich comes, Giso comes, Gozwin comes, Boppo, Vto"[4]The Breve Chronicon Ex MS. Prumiensi records the death of “Gozwin comes” in 1051[5]

 

2.         GOSWIN [II] (-after 1099).  "Emicho comes et frater eius Bertolf, Ludewicus comes, Gozwinus comes, Wernherus comes, Bertolfus comes, Dudo…" witnessed the charter dated 1091 under which Ruthard Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Bleidenstatt by "vir…militaris Hunfridus" when he entered the monastery[6]

 

 

1.         GOSWIN [III] (-after 1135)"…Arnoldus urbis prefectus, Bertholdus comes, Gozwinus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 14 May 1108 under which Ruothard Archbishop of Mainz granted privileges to “fratribus S. Martini...prebende” including “advocaciam...super...villas: Heinbach...[7].  A charter dated 1114 records “villa...Breitungen, sita juxta flumen Wirra in comitatu Gozwini comitis[8]"Ludowicus de Turingia comes, Arnoldus urbis comes, Sigehardus comes, Bertolfus comes, Ludewicus comes, Gozwinus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 20 Jun 1118 under which Ruothard Archbishop of Mainz donated property "in placito Ludwici comitis" to Kloster St Johannes auf dem Bischofsberge, after the death of "Hildrudis vidue Wulferici ministerialis nostri"[9].  [Graf von Büchstadt an der Aisch. Von Stahleck [1122].]  Graf von Stahleck: "…Comes Gozwinus de Stalecke…" witnessed the charter dated 1135 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz recorded the liberation of Mainz[10].  The name of Hermann von Stahleck’s father is confirmed by the following document: Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to Kloster Münchaurach, founded by “Goswino quondam...comite et filio eius Hermanno palatino comite...in loco...Awrach”, at the request of “Gotfridus burggravius de Nuremberg”, by charter dated 28 Feb 1158[11].  The document does not confirm that he was Goswin [III], but this co-identity looks likely as no other Graf Goswin has been identified at that time.  m as her second husband, LIUTGARD von Hengebach, widow of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of ADELGER von Hengebach & his wife Judith ---.  Her parentage and first marriage are indicated by the following document: Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the property of Kloster Siegburg, including donations made by "Heinricus de Cazennellenboge et uxor eius Lutgart" in the presence of "matre sua Iuditha et fratribus Gerlaco, Theoderico, Adelgero", by charter dated 1102 witnessed by "Adalbertus comes et advocatus…"[12].  Her second marriage is indicated by the undated charter under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an exchange of property between the archbishop of Köln and the abbot of Sprengirsbach, witnessed by "Herimannus Palatinus comes de Reno et frater suus Heinricus de Cacenelenboge…"[13]One child: 

a)         HERMANN von Stahleck (-Ebrach 2 Oct 1156, bur Ebrach, transferred to Bildhausen).  His parentage is confirmed by the 28 Feb 1158 charter quoted below.  His mother’s identity is suggested by the undated charter under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an exchange of property between the archbishop of Köln and the abbot of Sprengirsbach, witnessed by "Herimannus Palatinus comes de Reno et frater suus Heinricus de Cacenelenboge…"[14]Graf von Bildhausen 1137/1140.  Graf von Höchstadt: Heinrich Bishop of Regensburg confirmed arrangement with “Hermannum comitem de Hohstet” concerning “villam...Cella[15]Graf von Stahleck 1138.  He was installed in [1138] as HERMANN III Pfalzgraf [von Lothringen] by his brother-in-law Konrad III King of Germany.  "Heremannus palatinus comes de Stahelekke" assumed the Vogtei of Kloster Lorch, at the request of "domne Gertrudis…contoralis nostre fratrisque sui Friderici…ducis Swevie", by charter dated 1138[16].  "Hermannus palatinus comes, Heinricus comes frater suus de Catenelenbog, hirsutus comes" (the latter being Pfalzgraf Hermann's uterine half-brother) witnessed the charter dated 1149 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between Kloster Hasungen and Stifte Fritzlar[17]"Herimannus palatinus comes de Reno et frater eius Heinricus de Cacenelenboge" were among those recorded as present in the Sententia contra temeritates ministerialium pronounced by Konrad III King of Germany by charter dated 21 Aug 1149[18]The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Otto palatinus comes de Rinegh castellanus in Benthem sororius Theodrici comitis Hollandie" was murdered by "Hermanno comite de Stalik"[19]The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "Hermannus palatinus comes…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[20]The document dated 17 Sep 1156 established the duchy of Austria is witnessed by "…Hermannus comes palatinus de Reno…"[21].  He founded Kloster Bildhausen in 1156.  Gebhard Bishop of Würzburg settled a dispute between “castellanus de Noremberg Godefridus” and “advokati Hermanni palatini comitis” concerning land of Kloster Münchaurach by charter dated 1156[22].  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record the death of "Hermannus palatinus comes" in 1156[23]Emperor Friedrich I granted protection to Kloster Münchaurach, founded by “Goswino quondam...comite et filio eius Hermanno palatino comite...in loco...Awrach”, at the request of “Gotfridus burggravius de Nuremberg”, by charter dated 28 Feb 1158[24]m ([1127]) GERTRUD von Staufen, daughter of FRIEDRICH I Duke of Swabia & his wife Agnes of Germany (-after 1182).  "Heremannus palatinus comes de Stahelekke" assumed the Vogtei of Kloster Lorch, at the request of "domne Gertrudis…contoralis nostre fratrisque sui Friderici…ducis Swevie", by charter dated 1138[25]She founded Kloster St Theodor in Bamberg, where she became a nun as FIDES.  [Another source incorrectly indicates that Hermann’s wife was Gertrud von Wettin, daughter of Konrad I "der Grosse" Graf von Wettin, Brehna, Camburg und Eilenburg, Markgraf der Ober- und Niederlausitz & his wife Luitgard von ElchingenThe Genealogica Wettinensis names (in order) "Odam et Bertam abbatissam Gerbestadensem, Agnetam Quidelingenburgensem abbatissam, quarta…Gerdrudis…quinta Adela…sexta Sophia" as the six daughters of "Conradus Misnensis et Orientalius marchio [filius Thiemonis]" & his wife, specifying that Gertrud married "palatino Reni" and founded "ecclesiam in honore beati Theodori Bavenberg" after her husband died[26], but this apparent parentage of the wife of Pfalzgraf Hermann is disproved by the charter dated 1138 which is quoted above.]  A charter dated 22 May 1158 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed property of the convent of Rupertsberg bei Bingen refers to a donation by "Hermannus palatinus de Reno…cum uxore sua Gertrude", confirmed by "vidua predicti Hermanni" after the latter's death[27]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN 1156-1195, STAUFEN

 

 

KONRAD von Staufen, son of FRIEDRICH II Duke of Swabia [Staufen] & his second wife Agnes von Saarbrücken ([1134/36]-8 Nov 1195, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg).  The Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising names "Conradum, qui palatinus comes Rheni…et Clariciam, Ludewici Thuringiæ comitis uxorem" as the two children of Duke Friedrich & his second wife[28]The Urspergensium Chronicon names "Cuonradum" as son of "Friedrich I pater ipsius" & his second wife[29]He was appointed KONRAD Pfalzgraf [von Lothringen] in 1156, but appears to have held jurisdiction in a territory in the Rhineland unlike his predecessors.  As he appears to have had no connection with Lotharingia, it is more appropriate to consider him as Pfalzgraf bei Rhein.  Vogt of Worms cathedral.  Vogt of Lorsch. 

m firstly --- von Sponheim, daughter of GOTTFRIED I Graf von Sponheim & his wife --- (-[1159/60]).  The primary source which confirms the identity of Konrad’s first wife has not been identified.  

m secondly ([1161]) IRMGARD von Henneberg, of BERTHOLD [I] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Bertha --- (-15 Jul 1197, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg).  Bobpo comes de Hennenberc...genetrix nostra Berhda comitissa...et germane nostre...Irmingardis palatina Rheni et Lwggardis palatina de Saxonia” donated property “in Hindirnahe” to Kloster Vessra, to take effect after the death of their mother, by undated charter[30]

Pfalzgraf Konrad & his first wife had one child:

1.         GOTTFRIED von Staufen (-[1187/88]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. m as her first husband, AGNES ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriages has not been identified. She married secondly ([1188]) ---.  Gottfried & his wife had two children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH von Staufen .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

b)         daughter .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

Pfalzgraf Konrad & his second wife had three children:

2.         FRIEDRICH von Staufen (-3 Sep before 1189).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

3.         KONRAD von Staufen (-[1186], bur Kloster Schönau).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

4.         AGNES von Staufen (1176-Stade 9/10 May 1204, bur Stade St Marien).  The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis names "filiam Conradi palatini fratris Friderici imperatoris, Agnetam" as wife of "Heinricum…palatinum Reni", specifying that she was buried "in ecclesie beate Virginis apud Stadium"[31].  Heiress of the Pfalzgrafschaft.  Her marriage was arranged by her mother who wanted to avoid a marriage with Philippe II King of France[32].  Although her marriage was opposed by her cousin Emperor Heinrich VI, it presented an opportunity for a reconciliation between the Welf and Staufen families[33].  The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "VI Id Mai" of "Agnes palatina Reni"[34].  The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "VI Id Mai" of "Agnes palatina Reni"[35]m (Burg Stahleck end 1193) as his first wife, HEINRICH von Sachsen, son of HEINRICH "der Löwe" ex-Duke of Saxony and Bavaria & his second wife Matilda of England ([1173]-Braunschweig 28 Apr 1227, bur Braunschweig cathedral).  He succeeded in 1195 as HEINRICH I Pfalzgraf bei RheinHerzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg 1213. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN 1195-1214, WELF

 

 

HEINRICH von Sachsen, son of HEINRICH "der Löwe" ex-Duke of Saxony and Bavaria [Welf] & his second wife Matilda of England ([1173/74]-Braunschweig 28 Apr 1227, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  The Chronicon Montis Serreni names (in order) "Heinricum comitem Palatinum Reni, Othonem imperatorem, Willehelmus de Luneburch, Luderum" as children of "Heinricus dux de Bruneswich" & his wife "soror Rikardi regis Anglie"[36].  He accompanied his parents to England in 1182[37]Vogt of Gotzlar 1204.  He campaigned with Heinrich VI King of Germany in Italy in 1190, but deserted in southern Italy and was outlawed at Worms in May 1192[38].  He was restored to favour by the Emperor in Jan 1194 at Würzburg following his marriage[39]He succeeded in 1195 as HEINRICH I Pfalzgraf bei Rhein.  He was deposed in 1212.  Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg 1213.  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Apr 1227 of "Hinricus dux Saxonie et comes palatine Reni"[40].  The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis records that "Heinricum…palatinum Reni" was buried "Bruneswic…in ecclesie beati Blasii"[41]

m firstly (Burg Stahleck [Dec 1193/Jan 1194]) AGNES von Staufen, daughter of KONRAD von Staufen Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his second wife Irmgard von Henneberg (1176-Stade 9/10 May 1204, bur Stade St Marien).  The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis names "filiam Conradi palatini fratris Friderici imperatoris, Agnetam" as wife of "Heinricum…palatinum Reni", specifying that she was buried "in ecclesie beate Virginis apud Stadium"[42].  Heiress of the Pfalzgrafschaft.  Her marriage was arranged by her mother who wanted to avoid a marriage with Philippe II King of France[43].  Although opposed by her cousin Emperor Heinrich VI, it presented an opportunity for a reconciliation between the Welf and Staufen families[44]The Annales Stadenses records the death of "Agnes uxor Heinrici ducis et palatini comitis" and her burial "in ecclesia beatæ Virginis apud Stadium"[45]The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "VI Id Mai" of "Agnes palatina Reni"[46]

m secondly (1211) AGNES von Wettin, daughter of KONRAD von Landsberg Graf von Groitzsch und Sommerschenburg [Wettin] & his wife Elžbieta of Poland (-1 Jan 1248, bur Wienhausen).  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Machtildem…et Agnetem" as the two daughters of "Conradus marchio filius Dedonis" & his wife, specifying that Agnes married "Heinricus palatinus Reni frater Othonis imperatoris"[47]

Heinrich I & his first wife had three children:

1.         HEINRICH ([1196]-25 Apr 1214, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg)The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis names "Henricum" as son of "Heinricum…palatinum Reni" & his wife, specifying that he died poisoned[48]He succeeded his father in 1212 as HEINRICH II Pfalzgraf bei Rhein.  The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "VII Kal Mai" of "Heinricus iunior palatinus"[49]m (Aachen end-Nov 1212) as her first husband, MATHILDE de Brabant, daughter of HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre (-22 Dec 1267, bur Loosduinen Cistercian Abbey).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[50]The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Machtildem [uxor] Florentius comes Hollandie" as the fourth of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" & his wife Mathilde[51]The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the marriage of Count Floris IV and "Machtildim filiam Henrici ducis Brabancie"[52]She married secondly (5 Dec 1214) Floris IV Count of HollandThe Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the death "1267 VI Kal Ian" of "Machtildis comitissa" and her burial "apud puellæ cystersiensis ordinis Losdunensis monasterii"[53]

2.         IRMGARD ([1200]-Lichtenthal 24 Feb 1260, bur Kloster Lichtental).  The Annales Stadenses records the betrothal in Hamburg in 1202 of "duci Danorum" and "filiam fratris sui [=regis Otto] Heinrici"[54].  Although the daughter in question is not named, it is probable that it was the older daughter Irmgard.  The Altahenses Annales name "Iringarde sorore domine Agnetis ducisse Bawarie" as mother of "Hermannus marchio de Baden"[55].  The Genealogia Ottonis II Ducis Bavariæ names "Heinricus…comes palatinus Rheni…alteram filiam…Yrngardam" as wife of "Hermannus marchio de Baden"[56].  "Irmengardis relicta Hermanni Marchioni de Baden, soror ducissæ Bavaricæ" founded Kloster Lichtenthal in 1245, confirmed in 1246 by "Irmengardis marchionissa cum duobus filiis suis marchionibus…Hermanno et Rudolpho"[57]The Chronicle of Lichtenthal records the donation of land "in Sunnesheim" made for the anniversary of "marchionis antiqui Hermanni et piæ memoriæ domnæ marchionissæ uxoris eius Irmingardis, fundatricis claustri hujus, et filii eius…ducis Austriæ Hermanni"[58]Betrothed (Hamburg 1202) to VALDEMAR II "Sejr/the Conqueror" King of Denmark, son of VALDEMAR I "den Store/the Great" King of Denmark & his wife Sofia Volodarovna of Novgorod [Rurikid] ([28 Jun] 1170-Vordingborg 28 Mar 1241, bur Ringsted Church)m ([1217]) HERMANN V Markgraf von Baden, son of HERMANN IV Markgraf von Baden & his wife Udalhildis --- (-15/16 Jan 1243, bur Backnang, transferred 1248 to Kloster Lichtental).

3.         AGNES ([1201]-16 Nov 1267, bur Scheyern)The Notæ Sancti Emeranni record the marriage of "Otto dux Bawarie" and "filiam Heinrici palatine Rheni"[59].  The Altahenses Annales name "Agnes ducissa Bawarie" when recording the birth of her son Ludwig[60]The necrology of Fürstenfeld records the death "XVI Kal Dec" of "Agnes ducissa mater fundatoris nostri"[61].  The necrology of Weltenburg records the death "XVI Kal Dec" of "Agnnes ducissa Wabarie"[62].  The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "XVI Kal Nov" of "Agnetis coma palatina Reni ducissa Bawarie"[63]m (Worms May 1222) OTTO von Bayern, son of LUDWIG I Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his wife Ludmila of Bohemia (Kelheim 1206-Landshut 29 Nov 1253, bur Scheyern).  Pfalzgraf bei Rhein 1228.  He succeeded his father in 1231 as OTTO II "der Erlauchte" Duke of Bavaria

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN, KURFÜRSTEN von der PFALZ, WITTELSBACH

 

 

 

A.      PFALZGRAFEN bei RHEIN 1214-1410, DUKES of BAVARIA

 

 

LUDWIG von Wittelsbach, son of OTTO I Duke of Bavaria [Wittelsbach] & his wife Agnes de Looz (23 Nov 1173-murdered on the Kelheimer Bridge 15 Sep 1231, bur Scheyern).  The Chronicon Schirense names "Ludwicum…parvulum" as heir of "Otto palatinus comes"[64].  He succeeded his father in 1183 as LUDWIG I Duke of Bavaria.  On the death of Pfalzgraf Heinrich II [Welf] in 1214, Duke Ludwig claimed to succeed as LUDWIG Pfalzgraf bei Rhein: a charter dated to [Oct] 1214 records that “Ludewicus...palatinus comes Rheni et dux Bavarie”, having been defeated “a militia domini regis Friderici de inferiori Germania", donated property to Kloster Schönau[65].  Ludwig did not receive immediate imperial recognition of this new title: “...Ludovicus dux Bavarie...” witnessed the charter dated Dec 1214 under which “Fridericus secundus...Romanorum rex" agreed an alliance with Valdemar II King of Denmark[66].  Ludwig’s position as Pfalzgraf was recognised by Friedrich II King of Germany before 2 Apr 1215, the date of a charter under which “Fridericus secundus...Romanorum rex" confirmed the privileges of Palermo cathedral, witnessed by “...L. palatinus comes Reni et dux Bavarie...[67].  Ludwig was challenged as Pfalzgraf by Heinrich's father, formerly Pfalzgraf Heinrich I, who had given up the Pfalzgrafschaft in favour of his son.  On the death of Pfalzgraf Heinrich I in 1227, Duke Ludwig was unchallenged as Pfalzgraf but resigned the position to his son Otto. 

1.         OTTO von Bayern (Kelheim 1206-Landshut 29 Nov 1253, bur Scheyern).  He succeeded his father as OTTO Pfalzgraf bei Rhein in 1228.  He succeeded his father in 1231 as OTTO II "der Erlauchte" Duke of Bavaria.  . 

a)         LUDWIG von Bayern (Heidelberg 13 Apr 1229-Heidelberg 2 Feb 1294, bur Kloster Fürstenfeld).  He succeeded his father in 1253 as LUDWIG II "der Strenge" joint Duke of Bavaria, jointly with his brother Heinrich I.  Divided the family's territories with his younger brother 1255, and became Duke of Upper Bavaria (Oberbayern) and LUDWIG II Pfalzgraf bei Rhein

i)          RUDOLF von Bayern (4 Oct 1274-[11/13] Aug 1319).  He succeeded his father in 1294 as RUDOLF I Duke of Bavaria and Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, with the Electorship. 

          -        see below

ii)         other children: see BAVARIA

iii)        LUDWIG von Bayern ([Feb/Mar] 1282-Puch bei Fürstenfeldbruck 11 Oct 1347, bur Munich Unsere Liebe Frau).  His brother associated him with the Government 1300 or 1304 as LUDWIG IV "der Bayer" joint Duke of Upper Bavaria and joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein (the single electoral vote being held jointly), and partitioned his Bavarian territories with him 1310.  In 1313, Ludwig became sole Duke of Bavaria.  Elected LUDWIG King of Germany at Frankfurt-am-Main 20 Oct 1314, crowned at Aachen 25 Nov 1314.  He deprived his brother Rudolf I of the Palatinate in 1314, and forced him to abdicate in his favour in 1317, from which time King Ludwig governed all the territories alone.  Crowned King of Italy at Milan 31 May 1327.  Crowned Emperor LUDWIG[68] at Rome 17 Jan 1328.  In 1329, he agreed the Convention of Pavia with his nephews Rudolf II and Ruprecht I under which the latter jointly received the Palatinate while Ludwig IV continued as sole ruler of Upper Bavaria.   

-         DUKES of BAVARIA

 

 

RUDOLF von Bayern, 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).  The Annales Basilienses record that "filia regis Rudolfi, ducissa Bavarie" gave birth to a son "circa IV Non Oct" in 1274[69].  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses name "Rudolfum…primogenitus…et Ludovicum ducem iuniorem" as sons of Duke Ludwig & his third wife[70]The Ratisponensis Annales name "primogenitus Rudolfus" as one of the two sons of "Ludwicus comes palatinus Reni dux Bawarie"[71]He succeeded his father in 1294 as RUDOLF I joint Duke of Upper Bavaria and joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein.  Abdicated 1317.  The necrology of Fürstenfeld records the death "Id Aug" of "Rudolfus dux filius fundatoris nostri"[72]

m (Nürnberg 1 Sep 1294) MECHTILD von Nassau, daughter of ADOLF King of Germany Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden & his wife Imagina von Isenburg-Limburg (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[73].  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record the marriage of "filiam Romanorum regis Adolfi…Mechtildim" and Duke Rudolf within a few days of his father's death[74].  The Chronicon Elwacense records the marriage "in Nurnberg 4 Non Sep 1294" of "Rudolfo duci Bavariæ" and "Adolfus rex Romanorum filiam suam"[75]

Rudolf I & his wife had five children: 

1.         LUDWIG (1297-before 5 Apr 1311, bur Fürstenfeld).  Betrothed (28 Nov 1308) to MARIE de Luxembourg, daughter of HEINRICH IX King of Germany & his wife Marguerite de Brabant (1305-Issoudun, Indre Mar 1324, bur Montargis, Loiret, église des religieuses de Saint-Dominique).  The Chronica de Gestis Principum of the monks of Fürstenfeld records the election of Henri de Luxembourg as Heinrich IX King of Germany (dated to 27 Nov 1308) followed by the betrothal of "Rudolfus dux Bawarie…filium suum" to "filie eius"[76]

2.         ADOLF (Wolfratshausen 27 Sep 1300-Neustadt/Weinstr 29 Jan 1327, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis names "Adolfum, Rudolfum et Rubertum" as the three sons of "Rudolfo duci Bawarie palatino Reni" and his wife[77]The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses name (in order) "Rudolfum, Adolfum, Rupertum" as the three sons of Duke Rudolf & his wife[78].  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “Rudolfum, Rupertum et Adolfum” as the three sons of “Rudolfus frater Ludwici imperatoris comes palatinus Reni” and his wife “Methildi...filia Adolfi regis Romanorum[79].  He succeeded in 1319 as ADOLF Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, in the Lower Palatinate and as Elector, reconciling himself with his uncle on the death of his father.  m ([Jul 1320]) IRMENGARD von Oettingen, daughter of LUDWIG [VI] Graf von Oettingen & his second wife Agnes von Württemberg ([1304]-Kloster Liebenau 6 Nov 1399, bur Kloster Liebenau). The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis names "filium et filiam, uxorem Adolfi Bawari Reni Palatini" as the children of "Ludowico seniori de Oetingen" and his wife "sorore comitis de Wirtenberg"[80]The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record the marriage of "filiam comitis de Otingen" and Duke Adolf[81].  She became a nun at Kloster Liebenau, near Worms.  Adolf & his wife had one child: 

a)         RUPRECHT ADOLF Pfalzgraf (Amberg 12 May 1325-Amberg 6 Jan 1398, bur Schönau).  The chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis names "dux Rupertus Bawarie iunior, filius quondam Adolfi Palatini" when recording his marriage[82].  He agreed the Convention of Pavia 4 Aug 1329 with his great-uncle Emperor Ludwig IV, under which the latter became sole ruler of Upper Bavaria, while he succeeded as RUPRECHT II joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein und in der Oberpfalz, Herzog in Bayern, jointly with his two uncles. 

-        see below

3.         RUDOLF (Wolfratshausen 8 Aug 1306-Neustadt 4 Oct 1353, bur Neustadt St Aegidius)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis names "Adolfum, Rudolfum et Rubertum" as the three sons of "Rudolfo duci Bawarie palatino Reni" and his wife[83]The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses name (in order) "Rudolfum, Adolfum, Rupertum" as the three sons of Duke Rudolf & his wife[84].  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “Rudolfum, Rupertum et Adolfum” as the three sons of “Rudolfus frater Ludwici imperatoris comes palatinus Reni” and his wife “Methildi...filia Adolfi regis Romanorum[85].  He agreed the Convention of Pavia 4 Aug 1329 with his uncle Ludwig IV, under which the latter became sole ruler of Upper Bavaria, while he succeeded as RUDOLF II "der Blinde" Pfalzgraf bei Rhein und in der Oberpfalz, Herzog in Bayern, jointly with his nephew and younger brother.  He partitioned his territories with his nephew and younger brother 1338, retaining the larger part of the Palatinate and a part of the Oberpfalz.  m firstly (1328) ANNA von Görz-Tirol, daughter of OTTO II Duke of Carinthia & his wife Euphemia von Liegnitz [Piast] ([1300-[16 May 1331/4 Jul 1335], [26 Jun ----), bur Schönau).  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record the marriage of "filiam ducis Karinthie dictam de Sarentein" and Duke Rudolf[86].  The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "VI Kal Jun" of "Anna coma Reni ducissa Bavarie"[87]m secondly (Betrothed Neustadt 14 Dec 1344, 1348) MARGHERITA of Sicily, daughter of FEDERIGO I King of Sicily [Aragon] & his wife Eléonore of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] (1331-Neustadt 1377, bur Neustadt St Aegidius).  The betrothal of Pfalgraf Rudolf and "Margarethe tochter könig Friedrichs von Sicilien" was dated at Neustadt 14 Dec 1344, which provides details of her dowry[88].  Rudolf II & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ANNA (26 Sep 1329-Prague 2 Feb 1353, bur Prague St Veit).  The Benessii de Weitmil Chronicon records the marriage in 1349 of "Dominus Karolus, Romanorum et Boemiæ Rex" and "Annam filiam Comitis Palatini Reni", adding that he dowry was "civitatem et districtum Sulczbach cum pluribus castris"[89]The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records the marriage in May 1349 of "Karolus Romanorum rex" and "filia ducis Rudolfi…frater ducis Ruperti comitis Palatini Reni"[90]She was crowned Queen of Germany 26 Jul 1349 at Aachen.  The Benessii de Weitmil Chronicon records the death "in vigilia Purificationis beatæ Virginis" in 1352 (O.S.) of "Domina Anna, filia Comitis Palatini de Reno, coniunx Domini Karoli" and her burial "in ecclesia Pragensi"[91]m (contract Bacharach [4] Mar 1349, May 1349) as his second wife, KARL IV King of Germany and Bohemia Comte de Luxembourg, son of JAN I King of Bohemia [JEAN I Comte de Luxembourg] & his first wife Eliska [Elisabeth] of Bohemia [Přemyslid] (Prague 14 May 1316-Prague 29 Nov 1378, bur Prague St Veit's Cathedral).  Crowned Emperor Karl IV at Rome 5 Apr 1355.  

Rudolf II had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

b)         ANNA (-after 20 Dec 1368)Ruprecht I Pfalzgraf bei Rhein granted dowry to "Anne seines bruders Rudolf…tochter, die er Richwin von Mannendal zum weibe gegeben" dated 15 Nov 1361[92]m (before 15 Nov 1361) RICHWIN von Mannendal, son of --- (-after 20 Dec 1368).

c)          KONRAD Hannes .  Ruprecht I Pfalzgraf bei Rhein granted property to "Conrad Hannes seines bruders Rudolfs sohn" dated 2 Nov 1362[93].

4.         RUPRECHT (Wolfratshausen 9 Jun 1309-Neustadt 16 Feb 1390, bur Neustadt St Aegidius).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis names "Adolfum, Rudolfum et Rubertum" as the three sons of "Rudolfo duci Bawarie palatino Reni" and his wife[94].  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses name (in order) "Rudolfum, Adolfum, Rupertum" as the three sons of Duke Rudolf & his wife[95].  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “Rudolfum, Rupertum et Adolfum” as the three sons of “Rudolfus frater Ludwici imperatoris comes palatinus Reni” and his wife “Methildi...filia Adolfi regis Romanorum[96].  He agreed the Convention of Pavia 4 Aug 1329 with his uncle Ludwig IV, under which the latter became sole ruler of Upper Bavaria, while he succeeded as RUPRECHT I "der Rote" joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein und in der Oberpfalz, Herzog in Bayern, jointly with his nephew and older brother.  He partitioned the territories with his nephew and older brother 1338.  He succeeded his older brother 1353 in the territories which had been allocated to the latter in 1338, and became sole Elector.  Bought the County of Simmern 1359 from the Raugrafen.  By Treaty with his nephew 1368, he irrevocably set the list of territories which comprised the Electorate.  He acquired Zweibrücken 1385 from Eberhard last Graf von Zweibrücken.  He founded the University of Heidelberg 1386.  The necrology of Neustadt records the death 16 Feb 1390 of "dux Rupertus senior, fundator huius ecclesiæ Nova civitatis"[97]m firstly ([Autumn 1350/Summer 1358]) ELISABETH de Namur, daughter of JEAN I Marquis de Namur [Flandre-Dampierre] & his second wife Marie d'Artois [Capet] (1329-Heidelberg 29 Mar 1382, bur Heidelberg Franciscan Kloster) .  The necrology of Neustadt records the death 29 Mar 1382 of "Elizabeth comitissa de Namen, nata de domo Franciæ, uxor Ruperti senioris, electoris imperii, comitis palatini Reni, fundatoris huius ecclesiæ"[98]m secondly (contract 23 May 1385, before 14 Nov 1385) BEATRIX von Berg, daughter of WILHELM VII Duke of Jülich, Graf von Berg und Ravensberg & his wife Anna Pfalzgräfin bei Rhein (-Heidelberg 16 May 1395, bur Neustadt St Aegidius).  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record the marriage of "filiam comitis de Guliche" and Duke Ruprecht[99]"Ruprecht der Elter…pfaltzgreve by Rine, des heiligen Romschen richs obirster trochsess und hertzog in Beyren" agreed to marry "Wilhelm von Gulche hertzogen zum Berge und greuen zu Rauensperg unsrem…swager…Beatrix sine…dochter" by charter dated 23 May 1385[100].  The necrology of Neustadt records the death 16 May 1395 of "Beatrix filia ducis de Monte, uxor Ruperti senioris, fundatoris huius ecclesiæ"[101]Ruprecht I had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:    

a)         RUPRECHT [Heinrich] .  Ruprecht I Pfalzgraf bei Rhein granted revenue to "Ruprecht unserm sun, den man Heinrich nennt" from customs duties at Mannheim dated 11 Mar 1355[102].  Ruprecht I Pfalzgraf bei Rhein granted "den hof genannt der ´marschalk´zu Heidelberg" to "seinem sohne Ruprecht, den man nennet Heinrich" dated 27 Jul 1358[103]von Schonenberg 1358.  m (before 1 Feb 1358) --- von Grasbock von Weinheim, daughter of ---.  Ruprecht I Pfalzgraf bei Rhein granted property to "Ruprecht von Schonenberg, den man nennet Heinrich" for "dessen frau, Frolin Graslocks…tochter von Weinheim" from customs duties at Mannheim dated 1 Feb 1358[104]

5.         MECHTILD (1312-25 Nov 1375, bur Himmerod).  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses name "Mechthildim" as the daughter of Duke Rudolf & his wife, referring to her husband as "comiti de Spanheim"[105]m ([28 Jun 1330/20 Sep 1331]) JOHANN Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg & his wife Lauretta von Salm (-20 Dec 1398, bur Himmerod). 

 

 

RUPRECHT ADOLF Pfalzgraf, son of ADOLF Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his wife Irmengard von Oettingen (Amberg 12 May 1325-Amberg 6 Jan 1398, bur Schönau).  The chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis names "dux Rupertus Bawarie iunior, filius quondam Adolfi Palatini" when recording his marriage[106].  He agreed the Convention of Pavia 4 Aug 1329 with his great-uncle Emperor Ludwig IV, under which the latter became sole ruler of Upper Bavaria, while he succeeded as RUPRECHT II joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein und in der Oberpfalz, Herzog in Bayern, jointly with his two uncles.  He partitioned the territories with his two uncles 1338.  The custom that the Pfalzgraf bei Rhein was one of the seven Electors of the Empire was irrevocably confirmed in 1356 by the Golden Bull of Emperor Karl IV, which also decreed that the Pfalzgraf should be imperial administrator of Swabia and all lands under Frankish law in the absence of the Emperor[107].  By Treaty with his uncle 1368, he irrevocably set the list of territories which comprised the Electorate.  He became sole Pfalzgraf bei Rhein 1390 on the death of his uncle Pfalzgraf Ruprecht I. 

m (Papal dispensation 14 May 1345, before 1346) BEATRICE of Sicily, daughter of PIETRO II King of Sicily [Aragon] & his wife Elisabeth von Görz [Tirol] (1326-Heidelberg 12 Oct 1365, bur Schönau).  The chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that "dux Rupertus Bawarie iunior, filius quondam Adolfi Palatini habens uxorem Siculam"[108]The necrology of Neustadt records the death 12 Oct 1365 of "Beatrix regina de Sicilia mater Ruperti regis Romanorum et conthoralis ducis Ruperti Brandicii"[109]

Ruprecht II & his wife had seven children: 

1.         ANNA (1346-30 Nov 1415)"Ruprecht…pallentzgreff bi Rine, des heiligen Romschen richs obrister truchsezze und hertzog in Beihern, und…Ruprecht der jungere von derselben…pallentzgreff bi Rine und hertzog in Beihern" agreed with "Wilhelm von Gulch grefe von dem Berge und von Rauensberg" the marriage of the latter and "Annen unsers hertzogen Ruprechts des jungern…tochter" by charter dated 24 May 1363[110]m (contract St Goar 24 May 1363) WILHELM [VII] Graf von Berg und Ravensberg, son of GERHARD [VI] Graf von Jülich & his wife Margareta von Ravensberg (-25 Jun 1408, bur Kloster Altenberg).  He succeeded as Duke of Jülich. 

2.         FRIEDRICH (1347-young).  

3.         JOHANN (1349-young).  

4.         MECHTILD (1350-after 2 Oct 1413)m (Heidelberg 1379, before 24 Sep) SIGOST Landgraf von Leuchtenberg, son of JOHANN [I] von Leuchtenberg & his first wife Mecella [Metze] von Rosenberg (-after 8 Feb 1398).  Landvogt in Swabia 1389-1392. 

5.         ELISABETH ([1351]-after 4 Jul 1360).

6.         RUPRECHT (Amberg 5 May 1352-Schloß Landskron bei Oppenheim 18 May 1410, bur Heidelberg Heiliges Geist).  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “Rupertum...Chlem” as the son of “Rupertus[111].  He succeeded his father in 1398 as RUPRECHT III "Klemb" Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern.  Elected King of Germany at Rhens 21 Aug 1400, crowned 7 Jan 1401 at Köln. 

-        see below.  

7.         ADOLF (1355-1358, bur Kloster Liebenau).

Ruprecht II had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

8.          ELSE von Stromberg .  1392.  Nun at Liebenau near Worms..

 

 

RUPRECHT Pfalzgraf, son of RUPRECHT II Pfalzgraf bei Rhein und in der Oberpfalz, Herzog in Bayern & his wife Beatrice of Sicily (Amberg 5 May 1352-Schloß Landskron bei Oppenheim 18 May 1410, bur Heidelberg Heiliges Geist).  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “Rupertum...Chlem” as the son of “Rupertus[112].  He succeeded his father in 1398 as RUPRECHT III "Klemb" Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern.  He was elected RUPRECHT King of Germany at Rhens 21 Aug 1400 after King Wenzel was deposed, crowned 7 Jan 1401 at Köln.  He launched an unsuccessful campaign in Italy against the Visconti of Milan, in alliance with Florence[113].  Johann Archbishop of Mainz formed the league of Marbach, with Baden, Württemberg and the Swabian towns, in opposition to King Ruprecht[114].  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica records the death in 1410 of “rex Rudpertus” and his burial 16 May “Haydelberge ad S. Spiritum[115]A contemporary manuscript records that "Rupertus Bavariæ dux, comes Pallentinus Reni, electus in regem Romanorum" was buried "Haidelbergæ in collegio S. Spiritus…cum regina"[116]

m (Amberg 27 Jun 1374) ELISABETH von Nürnberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH V Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Elisabeth von Meissen (1358-Heidelberg 26 Jul 1411, bur Heidelberg Heiliges Geist).  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica records the death in 1411 of “rex Rudpertus...conthoralis sua regina filia burgravii de Nürnberg[117]A contemporary manuscript records that "Rupertus Bavariæ dux, comes Pallentinus Reni, electus in regem Romanorum" was buried "Haidelbergæ in collegio S. Spiritus…cum regina"[118]

Ruprecht III & his wife had nine children: 

1.         RUPRECHT PIPAN (Amberg 20 Feb 1375-Amberg 25 Jan 1397, bur Amberg St Martin)m (Alzey 1392, before 30 Aug) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Sponheim, widow of ENGELBERT [III] Graf von der Mark in Fredeburg und Bilstein, daughter and heiress of SIMON [III] Graf von Sponheim [“vordere Grafschaft”] Graf von Vianden & his wife Maria von Vianden (1365-Kreuznach 3 Sep 1417, bur Kreuznach Pauluskirche).  On her death, one-fifth of the county of Sponheim [“vordere Grafschaft”] passed to the Palatinate.  The other four-fifths of the county passed to Johann [V] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg [“hintere Grafschaft”]. 

2.         MARGARETA Pfalzgräfin (1376-Nancy 26 Aug 1434, bur Nancy St Georges)An epitaph at Stulzbron records the burial of Marguerite de Baviere duchesse de Lorraine et marchise” who died 26 Aug 1434[119]m ([Kaiserslauten 5 Feb 1394]) CHARLES I Duke of Lorraine, son of JEAN I Duke of Lorraine & his wife Sophie von Württemberg ([1364]-Nancy 25 Jan 1431, bur Nancy St Georges).

3.         FRIEDRICH (Amberg [1377]-Amberg 7 Mar 1401, bur Amberg St Martin).  

4.         LUDWIG (23 Jan 1378-Heidelberg 30 Dec 1436, bur Heidelberg Heiliges Geist)A contemporary manuscript records that "Rupertus Bavariæ dux, comes Pallentinus Reni, electus in regem Romanorum" had four sons "Ludwicum…Johannem…tercium…quartus Otto iunior inter omnes"[120]He succeeded his father in 1410 as LUDWIG III "der Bärtige" Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern.   

-        see below, Part B.  ELECTORS PALATINE [KURFÜRSTEN von der PFALZ] 1410-1559

5.         AGNES (1379-Heidelberg 12 Feb 1401, bur Kleve)m (Heidelberg before 1 Mar 1400) as his first wife, ADOLF Graf von Kleve, son of ADOLF [I] Graf von Kleve & his wife Margareta von Jülich (-23 Sep 1448, bur Wesel Dominican Church).  Duke of Kleve 1417. 

6.         ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin (Amberg before 27 Oct 1381-Innsbruck 31 Dec 1408, bur Stams)The necrology of Stams records the death "II Kal Jan" of "domina Elizabeth filia regis Romanorum Ruperti, contoralis…principis et domini Friderici ducis Austriæ, et Elizabeth filia eorum"[121]The necrology of Wilten records the death "Kal Jan 1409" of "Elisabethæ ducissæ Austriæ"[122]m (Innsbruck 24 Dec 1406) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH IV "mit den leeren Tasche" Graf von Tirol, son of LEOPOLD III Duke of Austria & his wife Verde Visconti (1382-Innsbruck 24 Jun 1439, bur Stams).

7.         JOHANN (Neunburg vorm Wald [1383]-Benedictine Kloster Kastl, Oberpfalz 13 Mar 1443, bur Neunburg vorm Wald St Georg)A contemporary manuscript records that "Rupertus Bavariæ dux, comes Pallentinus Reni, electus in regem Romanorum" had four sons "Ludwicum…Johannem…tercium…quartus Otto iunior inter omnes", adding that Johann had "sedem suam in Amberg"[123]He succeeded his father in 1410 as JOHANN Pfalzgraf in Neunburg vorm Wald und in Neumarkt.  m firstly (contract Lund 11 Nov 1406, Ripen 15 Aug 1407) KATHARINA von Pommern, daughter of WARTISLAW VII Duke of Pomerania in Hinterpommern & his wife Marie von Mecklenburg ([1390]-Kloster Gnadenburg 4 Mar 1426, bur Neumarkt Hofkirche, transferred to Kloster Gnadenburg).  m secondly (Riedenburg 7 Sep 1428) as her second husband, BEATRIX von Bayern, widow of HERMAN [III] Count of Celje [Cilly], of ERNST I Duke of Bavaria-Munich & his wife Elisabetta Visconti of Milan ([1403]-Neumarkt 12 Mar 1447, bur Kloster Gnadenburg).  Johann & his first wife had six children:

a)         MARGARETA (24 Aug 1408-young, bur Gnadenburg).

b)         ADOLF (b and d Amberg 1409, bur Amberg St Martin).

c)         OTTO (1410-young, bur Gnadenburg).

d)         JOHANN (1411-, bur Gnadenburg).

e)         FRIEDRICH (1412-young, bur Gnadenburg).

f)          CHRISTOPH (Neumarkt 26 Feb 1416-Helsingborg 5/6 Jan 1448, bur Roskilde Cathedral).  He succeeded his maternal uncle 10 Apr 1440 as CHRISTOFFER III King of Denmark, 4 Oct 1440 as CHRISTOF King of Sweden and 4 Jun 1441 as CHRISTOF King of Norway.  He succeeded his father in 1443 as Pfalzgraf in Neunburg vorm Wald und in Neumarkt.   

          -        KINGS of DENMARK

8.         STEFAN ([13 Jun] 1385-Simmern 14 Feb 1459, bur Meisenheim am Glan)A contemporary manuscript records that "Rupertus Bavariæ dux, comes Pallentinus Reni, electus in regem Romanorum" had four sons "Ludwicum…Johannem…tercium…quartus Otto iunior inter omnes", adding that the third (unnamed) lived "in Kaisersluter" and had many children[124]He succeeded his father in 1410 as Pfalzgraf in Simmern und Zweibrücken.  m (Heidelberg 1410) ANNA von Veldenz, daughter FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Margareta von Nassau (-Wachenheim/Pfrimm 18 Nov  1439, bur Meisenheim).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following: Stefan Pfalzgraf issued a charter for Oberstein”, previously held by “Friederich graue zu Veldentz und su Spanheim unser...sweher selige” by charter dated 29 Oct 1444[125]Stefan & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ANNA (1413-after 1468)m (before 10 Mar 1435) VINCENZ Graf von Mörs-Mörs, son of FRIEDRICH Graf von Mörs-Mörs & his wife Engelberta von der Mark (-20 Apr 1499).  

b)         MARGARETE (1416-Wachenheim/Pfrimm 23 Nov 1426, bur Annweiler evangelische Kirche). 

c)         FRIEDRICH (24 Apr 1417-Simmern 29 Apr 1480, bur Ravengiersburg Augustiner-Kloster).  He succeeded his father in 1459 as Pfalzgraf von Simmern, when he also reunited his Sponheim territories into the duchy of Sponheim. 

-        PFALZGRAFEN von SIMMERN

d)         RUPRECHT (1420-Zabern 18 Oct 1478, bur Zabern Stiftskirche).  Canon at Trier Cathedral 1432, at Mainz Cathedral 1436.  Provost of St Guido at Speyer 1437.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1437-1478.  Bishop of Strasbourg 1440.  Canon at Würzburg Cathedral, and at Speyer Cathedral before 1458. 

e)         STEFAN (1421-Köln 4 Sep 1485, bur Köln).  Canon at Speyer Cathedral 1440-1459, at Köln and Mainz Cathedrals 1441, at Eichstätt Cathedral 1450.  Custodian of Köln Cathedral 1451, Thesaurius 1452-1481.  Canon of St Lambert's at Liège 1457.  Provost of the Holy Apostles at Köln 1464-1467.  Provost of Magdeburg Cathedral 1468-1478.  Custodian of Strasbourg Cathedral 1469-1478.  Provost of St Cassius at Bonn 1477-1479. 

f)          LUDWIG "der Schwarze" (1424-19 Jul 1489, bur Meisenheim Stadtkirche).  He succeeded in 1444 as Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken und Veldenz. 

-        PFALZGRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN

g)         JOHANN ([1429]-Schloß Giebichenstein near Halle/S 13 Dec 1475, bur Magdeburg Cathedral).  Canon at Trier Cathedral 1452.  Provost of St Martin at Worms 1456.  Elected Bishop of Trier 1456.  Elected Bishop of Münster 1457-1465.  Provost at Worms and Mainz Cathedrals 1459.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1466. 

9.         OTTO (Mosbach 24 Aug 1390-Kloster Reichenbach 5 Jul 1461, bur Kloster Reichenbach)A contemporary manuscript records that "Rupertus Bavariæ dux, comes Pallentinus Reni, electus in regem Romanorum" had four sons "Ludwicum…Johannem…tercium…quartus Otto iunior inter omnes", adding that Otto resided "prope Haidelbergam"[126]He succeeded his father in 1410 as OTTO I Pfalzgraf in Mosbach.  He inherited Neumarkt and Neuburg 1448 from his nephew Christoph.  He died from over-eating.  m (Burghausen 15 Jan 1430) JOHANNA von Bayern-Landshut, daughter of HEINRICH IV "der Reiche" Duke of Bavaria-Landshut & his wife Margareta of Austria (1413-Mosbach 20 Jul 1444, bur Mosbach Stiftskirche).  Otto & his wife had seven children: 

a)         MARGARETE (1430-14 Sep 1457, bur Hanau Marienkirche)m (11 Jul 1446) REINHARD Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg, son of REINHARD Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg & his wife Katharina von Nassau-Bilstein (-20 May 1452, bur Hanau Marienkirche).

b)         AMALIE (1431-15 May 1483, bur Grünsfeld)Amelia...Pfalzgreuin bey Rhein Herzoginn in Bayern unnd Greuin zu Rieneck" renounced rights in favour of “Philipps Graue zu Rieneck der Elter unnser...Gemahel”, with the consent of “Ottenn Pfalzgrauen bey Rheynn unnd Herzogenn in Bayern unnsernn...Vatter”, by charter dated early Feb 1445[127]m (contract 26 Apr 1436, before Feb 1445) PHILIPP “der Ältere” Graf von Rieneck, son of THOMAS Graf von Rieneck & his third wife Katharina von Hanau (-15 Dec 1488, bur Grünsfeld).

c)         OTTO (26 Jun 1435-Neumarkt 8 Apr 1499, bur Neumarkt Hofkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1461 as OTTO II Pfalzgraf von Mosbach.  He shared the Government of his territories 1490 with Philipp Kurfürst von der Pfalz. 

d)         RUPRECHT (25 Nov 1437-Ybbs 1 Nov 1465, bur Regensburg Cathedral).  Canon at Passau Cathedral, at Regensburg Cathedral 1447, at Bamberg Cathedral 1451-1461, at Köln Cathedral 1455, at Freising Cathedral 1456.  Provost of Regensburg Cathedral 1452, Administrator 1457.  Elected Bishop of Regensburg 1465.

e)         DOROTHEA (24 Aug 1439-Liebenau 15 May 1482, bur Liebenau).  Nun at Liebenau 1457, later Prioress.

f)          ALBRECHT (6 Sep 1440-Zabern 20 Aug 1506, bur Zabern Stiftskirche).  Canon at Augsburg Cathedral 1452-1468, at Köln Cathedral 1453-1493, at Eichstätt Cathedral 1464, at Bamberg Cathedral 1472/74.  Provost of Strasbourg Cathedral 1464.  Bishop of Strasbourg 1479.

g)         JOHANN (1 Aug 1443-Jerusalem 4 Oct 1486, bur Jerusalem Franciscan Monastery).  Canon at Speyer Cathedral 1454-1469, at Mainz Cathedral 1458, at Eichstätt and Regensburg Cathedrals 1460, at Augsburg Cathedral 1461-1468.  Provost of Augsburg Cathedral 1468.  Canon at Bamberg Cathedral 1472-1474.  Provost of Regensburg Cathedral 1472.

 

 

 

B.      ELECTORS PALATINE [KURFÜRSTEN von der PFALZ] 1410-1559

 

 

LUDWIG Pfalzgraf, son of RUPRECHT III Pfalzgraf bei Rhein King of Germany & his wife Elisabeth von Nürnberg [Hohenzollern] (23 Jan 1378-Heidelberg 30 Dec 1436, bur Heidelberg, Heiliges Geist)A contemporary manuscript records that "Rupertus Bavariæ dux, comes Pallentinus Reni, electus in regem Romanorum" had four sons "Ludwicum…Johannem…tercium…quartus Otto iunior inter omnes", adding that Ludwig was "Pallentinus Reni et unus de electoribus"[128]He succeeded his father in 1410 as LUDWIG III "der Bärtige" Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern. 

m firstly (contract 7 Mar 1401, Heidelberg [22 Jul] 1402) BLANCHE of England, daughter of HENRY IV King of England & his first wife Mary de Bohun (Peterborough Castle Spring 1392-Hagenau, Neustadt, Alsace 22 May 1409, bur Neustadt St Aegidius).  The Chronicle of Adam de Usk records that “Rex” married “duas filias suas, unam regi Daci et alteram [filio] ducis Bavarie tunc imperatoris electi[129]The marriage contract between Henrici Angliæ Franciæque regis ac domini Hiberniæ...filiæ suæ senioris dominæ Blanchiæ” and “Ruperti regis Romanorum...filii sui...Ludowici comitis Palatini Reni ac ducis Bavariæ” is dated 7 Mar 1401[130]

m secondly (Pinerolo 30 Nov 1417) MATHILDE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE de Savoie Signore di Piemonte, titular Prince of Achaia & his wife Catherine de Genève ([1391/1400]-Germersheim 14 May 1438, bur Heidelberg, Heiliges Geist).  The marriage contract between "Domicellæ Matildis natæ quondam bonæ memoriæ…domini Amedei Principis Achayæ" and "domini Ludovici comitis Palatini Rheni…ac Bavariæ Ducis" is dated 30 Nov 1417[131]

Ludwig III & his first wife had one child:

1.         RUPRECHT "der Engländer" (Heidelberg 22 Jun 1406-Heidelberg 20 May 1426, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist). 

Ludwig III & his second wife had five children:

2.         MECHTILD Pfalzgräfin (Heidelberg 7 Mar 1419-Heidelberg 22 Aug 1482, bur Güterstein, transferred 1554 to Tübingen Stiftskirche)m firstly (Stuttgart 21 Oct 1434) LUDWIG I "der Ältere" Graf von Württemberg, son of EBERHARD IV "dem Jüngeren" Graf von Württemberg & his wife Henriette Ctss de Montbéliard (1412-Urach 24 Sep 1450, bur Gütenstein, transferred 1554 to Tüblingen Stiftskirche).  m secondly (Böblingen Aug 1452) ALBRECHT VI "der Freigebige" Duke of Inner-Austria, son of ERNST I "dem Eisernen" Duke of Inner-Austria & his second wife Cimburka of Masovia [Piast] (Vienna 18 Dec 1418-Vienna 2 Dec 1463, bur Vienna St Stefan).

3.         LUDWIG (Heidelberg 1 Jan 1424-Worms 13 Aug 1449, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  He succeeded his father in 1436 as LUDWIG IV "der Sanftmüthige" Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern, minor until 1445. 

          -        see below

4.         FRIEDRICH (Heidelberg 1 Aug 1425-Heidelberg 12 Dec 1476, bur Heidelberg katholische Pfarrkirche).  He succeeded his brother 1449/1451 as FRIEDRICH I "der Friedfertige/der Siegreiche" Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern.  The family of Baden ceded a further three tenths of the County of Sponheim, added to the “vordere Grafschaft”, to the Palatinate in 1463.  m (secretly 1471) KLARA Tott, daughter of GERHARD Tott [Councillor at Augsburg[132]] & his wife --- (-29 Apr 1520).  A former maid of honour at the court of Munich, she had been Friedrich’s mistress since 1458 and had borne him two sons who were legitimated by the Pope and the Bishop of Speyer before 9 Oct 1470.  Friedrich I & his wife had two children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH (1461-1474). 

b)         LUDWIG (1463-1524).  Graf von Löwenstein. 

-        GRAFEN VON LÖWENSTEIN

5.         RUPRECHT (Heidelberg 27 Feb 1427-in prison in Blankenstein 16 Jul 1480, bur Bonn St Martin).  Canon at Köln cathedral 1442.  Provost at Würzburg cathedral 1448-1460.  Provost at Strasbourg Cathedral 1458-1463.  Archbishop of Köln 1463.

6.         MARGARETA ([1428]-Kloster Liebenau 23 Nov 1466, bur Kloster Liebenau).  Nun at Liebenau.

 

 

LUDWIG Pfalzgraf, son of LUDWIG III "der Bärtige" Kurfürst und Pfalzgraf von der Pfalz, Herzog in Bayern & his second wife Mathilde de Savoie (Heidelberg 1 Jan 1424-Worms 13 Aug 1449, bur Heidelberg, Heiliges Geist)

He succeeded his father in 1436 as LUDWIG IV "der Sanftmüthige" Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern, minor until 1445.  On the death of Johann V Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg [“hintere Grafschaft”] 1437, a second fifth of the County of Sponheim  passed to the Palatinate and was added to the “vordere Grafschaft”, in fulfilment of a 1422 agreement.  Elector Ludwig IV acquired the County of Löwenstein in 1441. 

m (Heidelberg, Heiliges Geist 18 Oct 1445) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Savoie, widow of LOUIS III Duc d'Anjou titular King of Sicily, daughter of AMEDEE VIII Duke of Savoy & his wife Marie de Bourgogne [Valois-Capet] (Morges, Vaud 7 Aug 1420-Stuttgart 30 Sep 1479, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  The marriage contract between "Ludovicus Comes Palatini Rheni…" and "Ludovicus Dux Sabaudiæ…Margaretam de Sabaudia, Jerusalem et Siciliæ Reginam, sororem" is dated 21 Oct 1444[133]She married thirdly (Stuttgart 9 Jul 1453) as his third wife, Ulrich V "der Vielgeliebte" Graf von Württemberg-Stuttgart

Ludwig IV & his wife had one child: 

1.         PHILIPP (14 Jul 1448-Germersheim 28 Feb 1508, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  He succeeded his uncle in 1476 as PHILIPP "der Aufrichtige" Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern.  The necrology of Aldersbach records the death "V Kal Mar 1508" of "dux Philippus comes palatinus Rheni" adding that "hic Georgii ducis Bavarie sororem habuit uxorem"[134]m (Amberg 17 Apr 1474) MARGARETA von Bayern, daughter of LUDWIG IX "dem Reichen" Duke of Bavaria-Landshut & his wife Amalia von Sachsen (Amberg 7 Nov 1456-Heidelberg 24/25 Jan 1501, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  Philipp & his wife had fourteen children: 

a)         LUDWIG (Heidelberg 2 Jul 1478-Heidelberg 16 Mar 1544, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  He succeeded his father in 1508 LUDWIG V "der Friedfertige" Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern.  m (Heidelberg Heilige Geist 23 Feb 1511) SIBYLLE von Bayern, daughter of ALBRECHT IV "der Weise" Duke of Bavaria & his wife Kunigunde Archduchess of Austria (16 Jun 1489-Heidelberg 18 Apr 1519, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  Mistress (1)MARGARETA von der Leyen, daughter of ---.  In prison 1547.  Ludwig V had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

i)           MARGARETA (-Harburg 3 Jul 1550).  Legitimated 31 Jul 1543 at Speyer, and 10 Apr 1544 at Nürnberg, and created Gräfin von Lützelstein.  m (contract Oettingen 11 Sep 1543, Oettingen 25 Nov 1543) LUDWIG XVI Graf von Oettingen, son of --- (-Harburg 1 Oct 1569, bur Harburg).

b)         PHILIPP (Heidelberg 7 May 1480-Freising 5 Jan 1541, bur Freising cathedral).  Provost of St Alban at Mainz 1489.  Canon at Mainz, Strasbourg and Trier cathedrals 1490, at Augsburg cathedral 1491-1526, at Köln cathedral 1491-1508.  Provost of Mainz cathedral 1491-1506.  Canon at Freising cathedral 1491, at Würzburg cathedral 1491-1509, at Eichstätt cathedral 1491-1498.  Bishop of Freising 1498.  Bishop of Naumburg 1517).

c)         RUPRECHT (Heidelberg 14 May 1481-Landshut 20 Aug 1504, bur Seligenthal).  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1491, at Freising cathedral 1492.  Provost of St Mariengreden at Mainz 1493.  Bishop of Freising 1496-1498.  He resigned his ecclesiastical appointments 1498.  The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "XIII Kal Sep 1504" of "Rupertus palatinus Reni Inferioris Superiorisque Bavarie dux, ligt bei uns begraben"[135]m (Heidelberg 10 Feb 1499) ELISABETH von Bayern, daughter of GEORG "dem Reichen" Duke of Bavaria-Landshut & his wife Jadzwiga of Poland (1478-Landshut 15 Sep 1504, bur Seligenthal).  Ruprecht & his wife had four children: 

i)          GEORG (Nov 1500-1504, before 20 Aug, bur Seligenthal).

ii)         RUPRECHT (Nov 1500-1504, before 20 Aug, bur Seligenthal).

iii)        OTTO HEINRICH (Neuburg an der Donau 10 Apr 1502-Heidelberg 12 Feb 1559, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  The terms of his maternal grandfather’s will were confirmed 1509, when he succeeded as OTTO HEINRICH joint Pfalzgraf von Neuburg, minor until 1522, jointly with his younger brother until the latter’s abdication.  He converted to Lutheranism in 1542.  He was obliged to abandon the Government of his land 20 Aug 1544 to the Landstände, because of the ruinous financial state in which he found himself.  The Emperor occupied the town of Neuburg and took it under his personal control until 15 Aug 1552, when Otto Heinrich was reinstalled under the Treaty of Passau.  He succeeded his uncle in 1556 as OTTO HEINRICH Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern.  He abandoned the Duchy of Neuburg in 1557 to his distant cousin Wolfgang Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken.  m (Neuburg 16 Oct 1529) as her second husband, SUSANNA von Bayern, widow of KASIMIR Markgraf von Brandenburg, daughter of ALBRECHT IV "der Weise" Duke of Bavaria & his wife Kunigunde Archduchess of Austria (2 Apr 1502-Neuburg an der Donau 12 Apr 1543, bur Munich Unsere Liebe Frau). 

iv)        PHILIPP (Heidelberg 12 Nov 1503-Heidelberg 4 Jul 1548, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  The terms of his maternal grandfather’s will were confirmed in 1509, when he succeeded as PHILIPP "der Aufrichtige" joint Pfalzgraf von Neuburg, minor until 1523, jointly with his older brother.  He abdicated in 1541 in favour of his older brother. 

d)         FRIEDRICH (Schloß Winzingen bei Neustadt 9 Dec 1482-Alzey 26 Feb 1556, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  He succeeded his brother in 1544 as FRIEDRICH II "der Weise" Elector Palatine und Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern.  He converted to Lutheranism 1547.  m (Heidelberg Heilige Geist 26 Sep 1535) DOROTHEA of Denmark, daughter of CHRISTIAN II ex-King of Denmark & his wife Isabel Archduchess of Austria Infanta of Spain (10 Nov 1520-Neumarkt 31 May 1580, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  Friedrich II had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:   

i)           son.  Living 1544.

ii)          son.  Living 1544.

iii)         ANNA von Bayern .  Nun at Alzey 1556.

e)         ELISABETH (Heidelberg 16 Nov 1483-Baden-Baden 24 Jun 1522, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche)She received Sponheim-Kreuznach (Vordere Grafschaft) from her father as her dowry on her second marriage.  m firstly (Frankfurt-am-Main [16 Oct] 1498) WILHELM III "der Jüngere" Landgraf zu Hessen in Oberhessen, Katzenelnbogen und Dietz, son of HEINRICH III "dem Reichen" Landgraf zu Hessen in Oberhessen, Katzenelnbogen und Dietz & his wife Anna von Katzenelnbogen ([8 Sep] 1471-Rauschenberg 17 Feb 1500, bur Marburg).  m secondly (Heidelberg 30 Jan 1503) PHILIPP von Baden, son of CHRISTOPH I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Ottilie von Katzenelnbogen (6 Nov 1479-17 Sep 1533, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche).  Graf von Sponheim-Kreuznach (Vordere Grafschaft) 1503, in right of his wife.  He succeeded in 1515 as PHILIPP I Markgraf von Baden in Baden, half Eberstein, Lahr und Mahlberg. 

f)          GEORG (Heidelberg 10 Feb 1486-Schloß Kisslau bei Bruchsal 27 Sep 1529, bur Speyer cathedral).  Canon at Trier cathedral 1496, at Speyer cathedral 1497.  Provost of Mainz cathedral 1499-1529.  Provost of St Donat at Bruges 1502.  Bishop of Speyer 1515.

g)         HEINRICH (Heidelberg 15 Feb 1487-Ladenburg 5 Jan 1552, bur Worms cathedral).  Provost of St Alban at Mainz 1506, canon at Köln cathedral 1508.  Provost at Strasbourg cathedral 1518-1542.  Provost of St Adalbert at Aachen 1519, of Ellwangen 1521.  Canon at Augsburg cathedral 1523-1524, at Freising cathedral 1525.  Coadjutor at Freising cathedral 1540, administrator 1541-1552. 

h)         JOHANN (Heidelberg 7 May 1488-Regensburg 3 Feb 1538).  Canon at Passau cathedral.  Abbot of Klingenmünster and Coadjutor 1506. Bishop of Regensburg 1507.  Canon at Strasbourg cathedral, and at Köln cathedral after 1510. 

i)          AMALIE (Heidelberg 25 Jul 1490-Alt-Stettin 6 Jan 1524, bur Alt-Stettin St Otto)m (13 Jun 1513) as his first wife, GEORG I Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast, son of BOGISLAW X Duke of Pomerania & his second wife Anna of Poland [Piast] (-Alt-Stettin 9/10 May 1521, bur Alt-Stettin St Otto).

j)          BARBARA (Heidelberg 28 Aug 1491-Heidelberg 15 Aug 1505, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  

k)         HELENE (Heidelberg 9 Feb 1493-Schwerin 15 Aug 1524, bur Schwerin Cathedral)m (Wismar 12 Aug 1513) as his second wife, HEINRICH V "der Friedfertige" Herzog von Mecklenburg, son of MAGNUS II Herzog von Mecklenburg & his wife Sophie von Pommern-Stettin (3 May 1479-Schwerin 6 Feb 1552, bur Schwerin Cathedral).  

l)          WOLFGANG (Heidelberg 31 Oct 1494-Neumarkt 2 Apr 1558, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1509-1524, at Augsburg cathedral.  Provost of Klingenmünster 1511.  Canon at Speyer cathedral 1515-1524.  Knight of the Teutonic Order 1522-1524.  He resigned his ecclesiastical appointments 1524, when he succeeded in 1524 as Pfalzgraf in Neumarkt.  Statthalter at Amberg 1544.  

m)       OTTO HEINRICH (6 May 1496-31 May 1496, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).

n)         KATHARINA (Heidelberg 14 Oct 1490-Kloster Neuburg bei Heidelberg 16 Jan 1526, bur Neuburg).  Nun at Kloster Neuburg 1515, abbess 1526. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    ERBACH

 

 

Reliable reconstruction of the Erbach family between the 12th and 14th centuries is challenging.  Schneider’s 18th century study reproduces numerous primary sources, but his genealogical table does not reflect the data contained therein and can only be described as wildly inaccurate[136]Luck attempted to correct these errors in his late-18th century work, and added other useful sources, but his work, based on Schneider’s structure, is difficult to follow[137].  Simon, in the mid-19th century, published yet more sources, corrected some of Schneider’s and Luck’s errors, but still produced some surprising results.  The following reconstruction attempts to mirror the source material more precisely, but highlights several knowledge gaps, particularly in the 13th and early 14th centuries, which could only be filled by unsatisfactory guesswork.  Nevertheless, at present it represents the best which can be done pending the emergence of other sources. 

 

 

A.      SCHENKEN von ERBACH

 

 

1.         EBERHARD [I] von Erbach (-[1148]).  The Codex Laureshamensis records the death of "Eberhardus de Ertbach", in the same paragraph naming “Palatinus Reni comes frater imperatoris Cunradus” [Konrad von Staufen Pfalzgraf bei Rhein][138].  Simon dates this passage to the early years after Konrad’s appointment in 1147 and suggests that Eberhard [I] died in 1148[139]

 

2.         EBERHARD [II] von Erbach (-after 1184).  “De ministerialibus: Eberhardus de Erpach, Marquardus de Hirzberch...” subscribed the charter dated 1184 which records that “comes Boppo de Laufen” donated Gernsheim to Kloster Schönau[140]

 

3.         FRIEDRICH von Erbach (-after 1214).  “...Fridericus de Ertbach...” witnessed the charter dated 1214 under which Burchard Abbot of Bronnbach confirmed a donation[141]

 

4.         [GEORG von Erbach .  Schenk von Erbach.  Schneider names Georg” as “erster Erd-Schenk der Chur-Pfalz” but cites no source on which he bases this information[142].  It seems possible that he assumed that “G. von Erbach”, shown below, was named Georg although this is not a name which is typical in the Erbach family.] 

 

5.         [PHILIPP von Erbach (-after 1235).  Schenk von Erbach.  Schneider names Philipp” as successor of Georg (he shows Philipp as Georg’s son in his genealogical table) but cites no source on which he bases this information[143].  Luck adds no information[144].  Simon refers to “den alten Turnierbüchern im Jahre 1235” which names “Philipp Schenk von Erbach” at a tournament in Würzburg[145].  The accuracy of this information is unknown.] 

 

 

1.         GERNOD von Erbach (-after 1206).  Schenk von Erbach.  “...Gernodus de Ertbach et ipsi fratres” witnessed the charter dated 1206 under which Heinrich Pfalzgraf bei Rhein confirmed the property of Kloster Bronnbach[146]same person as...?  G--- von Erbach (-before 13 May 1223).  Heinrich VII King of Germany condemned Ludwig I Duke of Bavaria relating to his dispute with “ministerialem nostrum G. de Erpach...beate memorie” and return the latter’s fiefs to “minorem filium et filiam seniorem ipsius pincerne” by charter dated 13 May 1223[147]m ---.  The name of G.’s wife is not known.  G. & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         son (after [1205/08]-).  Heinrich VII King of Germany condemned Ludwig I Duke of Bavaria relating to his dispute with “ministerialem nostrum G. de Erpach...beate memorie” and return the latter’s fiefs to “minorem filium et filiam seniorem ipsius pincerne” by charter dated 13 May 1223[148].  His birth date is estimated from his being a minor at the time.  same person as...?  GERHARD [I] von Erbach (-after [1224/29]).  “Ministeriales:...Gerhardus Pincerna de Erpach...” witnessed the charter dated to [1220/29] under which “Siboto advocatus noster in Heidelberg” donated property to Schönau[149]

b)         daughter .  Heinrich VII King of Germany condemned Ludwig I Duke of Bavaria relating to his dispute with “ministerialem nostrum G. de Erpach...beate memorie” and return the latter’s fiefs to “minorem filium et filiam seniorem ipsius pincerne” by charter dated 13 May 1223[150]

c)         [one or more] daughter(s) .  Her/their existence is confirmed by the 13 May 1223 charter quoted above which refers to “filiam seniorem”.  The possible marriage of one of the daughters of Gernod is suggested by the following document: “Philippus et Gerhardus dapiferi de Alceia” named “Chunradum Pincernam de Erbach avunculum suum” [Konrad [I], see below] in a charter dated 12 Apr 1277[151].  [m --- von Alzey, son of ---.] 

2.         [two or more] brothers .  The 1206 charter quoted above records that Gernod von Erbach had brothers. 

 

 

Three brothers.  Their parents have not been identified, but the chronology suggests that they could have been grandchildren of “G. von Erbach” who is named above. 

1.         EBERHARD [III] von Erbach ([1225/30]-before 23 Nov 1267).  Schenk von Erbach. Eberhart und Konrat Schenken von Erbach” renounced rights in favour of Kloster Schönau, for themselves and for “ihren Bruder Gerhart”, by charter dated 1251[152].  “Eberhardus et Cunradus Pincerne de Erpach fratres” confirmed the property transactions made by “Ludovicus dictus Ranwart...” by charter dated 22 Aug 1255[153].  “Eberhardus Pincerna de Erbach quondam” donated property to Steinbach, with the consent of “uxoris meæ et meorum heredum”, by charter dated 23 Nov 1267, sealed by “fratris mei[154]Quondam” in this document presumably indicates that Eberhard [III] died soon after donating, but before the charter was prepared.  m --- (-after 23 Nov 1267).  She is referred to, but not named, in the 23 Nov 1267 charter of her husband quoted above. 

2.         KONRAD [I] von Erbach ([1225/30]-after 1290).  Schenk von Erbach.  Eberhart und Konrat Schenken von Erbach” renounced rights in favour of Kloster Schönau, for themselves and for “ihren Bruder Gerhart”, by charter dated 1251[155].  “Eberhardus et Cunradus Pincerne de Erpach fratres” confirmed the property transactions made by “Ludovicus dictus Ranwart...” by charter dated 22 Aug 1255[156]...Chunerus et Eberhardus Pincernæ de Erpach...” witnessed the charter dated 1269 which records the investiture of Berthold Bishop of Bamberg[157]“...Konrad schenk von Erpach und sein sohn Eberhard...” witnessed the charter dated 24 Apr 1277 under which Hermann, Rudolf and Hesso Markgrafen von Baden sold Lindenfels[158].  “Ulricus de Rosenbach...” sold property to Höchst by charter dated 18 May 1282, sealed by “dominorum nobilium Eberhardi dicti Reitz de Bruberch et Cunradi pincerne de Erpach senioris[159].  “Cunradus [...senior] pincerna de Erpach, Engelhardus et Eberhardus filii sui, necnon Gerhardus nepos suus” sold property “in Vlvensheim” by charter dated 6 Dec 1282[160].  “Conradus Pincerna de Erpach” donated property to Schönau by charter dated 1290, sealed by “Engelhardi canonici Spirensis et Eberhardi militis filiorum meorum atque Gerhardi nepotis mei[161]m ---.  The name of Konrad’s wife is not known.  Konrad [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         [KONRAD [II] von Erbach ([1250]-[16 May 1279]).  A late-18th century epitaph at Steinbach records the death “XVII Kal Jun” 1279 of “Conradus junior Pincerna de Erpach” and “Id Jan” of “uxor sua filia comitis de Cigenhann, Gertrudis[162].  It is assumed that “junior” indicates that he was survived by a Konrad “senior”.  No primary source has been found which confirms that Konrad [II] was the son of Konrad [I], but the 1290 charter reference to Konrad [II]’s supposed son Gerhard [III] as “nepos” of Konrad [I] fits with this affiliation assuming that “nepos” in this case was used in the sense of grandson not nephew.  The 1290 charter makes more sense if Konrad [I] named the surviving son of his deceased older son, than a nephew, along with his two surviving sons.]  m GERTRUD von Ziegenhain, daughter of --- Graf von Ziegenhain & his wife --- (-13 Jan ----).  A late-18th century epitaph at Steinbach records the death “XVII Kal Jun” 1279 of “Conradus junior Pincerna de Erpach” and “Id Jan” of “uxor sua filia comitis de Cigenhann, Gertrudis[163].  The primary source which identifies which of the numerous Grafen von Ziegenhain was Gertrud’s father has not been found.  Konrad [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [GERHARD [III] von Erbach ([1275]-[Dec 1292/1299]).  “Conradus Pincerna de Erpach” donated property to Schönau by charter dated 1290, sealed by “Engelhardi canonici Spirensis et Eberhardi militis filiorum meorum atque Gerhardi nepotis mei[164].  “Gerhardus pincerna de Erpach” acknowledged holding “Castrensi in Castro suo Lindenfels” in fief from Ludwig II Duke of Bavaria by charter dated 8 Dec 1292[165].  “Gerlacus dominus de Bruberg et Ebirhardus filius noster” and “Conradus, Gerlacus, Engilhardus et Ebirhardus fratres Pincerne de Erpach” settled disputes, restoring “medie partis castri Erpach et in bona...apud quondam Gerhardum Pincernam de Erpach” to “dominum Gerlacum de Bruberg”, by charter dated 11 Jan 1300[166]

b)         EBERHARD [V] von Erbach ([1255]-after 1290, maybe after 1291, maybe 1312).  ...Chunerus et Eberhardus Pincernæ de Erpach...” witnessed the charter dated 1269 which records the investiture of Berthold Bishop of Bamberg[167]“...Konrad schenk von Erpach und sein sohn Eberhard...” witnessed the charter dated 24 Apr 1277 under which Hermann, Rudolf and Hesso Markgrafen von Baden sold Lindenfels[168]Iohannes, Ebirhardus et Conradus fratres Pincerne de Erpach...” sold “decimam in Pungstad” to Mainz for “villam in Mosa” by charter dated 26 Sep 1277[169].  “Ulricus de Rosenbach...” sold property to Höchst by charter dated 18 May 1282, sealed by “dominorum nobilium Eberhardi dicti Reitz de Bruberch et Cunradi pincerne de Erpach senioris[170].  “Cunradus [...senior] pincerna de Erpach, Engelhardus et Eberhardus filii sui, necnon Gerhardus nepos suus” sold property “in Vlvensheim” by charter dated 6 Dec 1282[171].  [The following two charters could refer to Eberhard [IV], Eberhard [V] or Eberhard [VI].  “Domini Eberhardi pincerne de Erbach” sealed a charter dated 1283 which records an exchange of property between Steinach and “Hermannum militem de Eicholdesheim[172].  Gerhard Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between the Teutonic Knights and Philippum et Gotfridum de Bikkembach fratres consanguineos nostros” concerning “ecclesia de Roelbach” by charter dated 1291, witnessed by “...Eberhardus Pincerna de Erpach[173].]  “Conradus Pincerna de Erpach” donated property to Schönau by charter dated 1290, sealed by “Engelhardi canonici Spirensis et Eberhardi militis filiorum meorum atque Gerhardi nepotis mei[174].  [The following three charters could refer to Eberhard [V], Eberhard [VI] or Eberhard [VII]; they probably do not refer to Eberhard [IV] as he was called “senior” from 1310.  Andreas Bishop of Würzburg granted “villas Mödach et Limpach” to “nobilis vir Ebirhardus dominus Pincerna de Erpach” by charter dated 18 Jul 1310[175].  “Eberhart der Schenke von Erpach, Gotfrid von Bickenbach und Wernher von Libsberg” acknowledged that Pfalzgraf Ruprecht had restored to them “die Burg zu Erpach”, lost during the Bohemian war, in the presence of “Cunradt von Winsperg, Ulrich von Bickenbach, Ulrich von Hanawe und Eberhart Schenken, Johans sun von Erpach”, by charter dated 21 Oct 1311[176].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht granted “die Burch unn stat ze Michelstat” to “Eberhart Schenk von Erpach der elter, etwenn Schenk Eberhartes son” [=Eberhard [IV]] by charter dated 20 Oct 1311, sealed by “Ulriches und Gotfrides von Bickenbach, Wernhers von Liebsperch, Chunrats von Weinsperch, Ulriches von Hanaw unn Schenk Eberhartes mines vetern[177].]  [An epitaph in the Eginhardscapelle at Erbach records the death in 1312 of Eberhard von Erbach[178].  This epitaph could refer to Eberhard [V], Eberhard [VI], or Eberhard [VII].]  [m AGNES, daughter of --- (-10 Jun 1302, bur Steinbach.  An epitaph at Steinbach records the death “IV Id Jun” 1302 of “Agnetis conjux Eberhardi Pincerne de Erpach[179].  This epitaph could refer to the wife of Eberhard [V], Eberhard [VI], or Eberhard [VII].] 

c)         ENGELHARD von Erbach (-after 1290).  “Cunradus [...senior] pincerna de Erpach, Engelhardus et Eberhardus filii sui, necnon Gerhardus nepos suus” sold property “in Vlvensheim” by charter dated 6 Dec 1282[180].  Canon at Speyer: “Conradus Pincerna de Erpach” donated property to Schönau by charter dated 1290, sealed by “Engelhardi canonici Spirensis et Eberhardi militis filiorum meorum atque Gerhardi nepotis mei[181]

3.         GERHARD [II] von Erbach (-after 1251).  “Eberhart und Konrat Schenken von Erbach” renounced rights in favour of Kloster Schönau, for themselves and for “ihren Bruder Gerhart”, by charter dated 1251[182]same person as...?  GERHARD von Erbach (-after 31 Jul 1287).  ...Gerhardus Pincerna de Espach...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Jul 1287 under which Ludwig II Duke of Bavaria bought “castrum Tanne[183].  This document is too early to refer to Gerhard [III] von Erpach, assuming that his birth date is estimated correctly as shown above.  Another possibility is that the witness was Gerhard [II], although if that is correct it is surprising that no other document has been found which names him between 1251 and 1287.  He could also have been another Gerhard von Erbach whose parentage has not been traced. 

 

 

The 11 Jan 1300 and 9 Aug 1320 charters quoted below, which record joint ownership of property held by named members of the Breuberg, Erbach and Bickenbach families, suggest that all three sets of owners shared a common ancestry, presumably descent from the Erbach family.  It is possible therefore earlier heads of the Breuberg and Bickenbach families married heiresses of different Erbach branches.  If that is correct, it would not be sensible to speculate on where their wives might fit into the main Erbach family given the absence of other primary sources. 

 

1.         [--- von Erbach )m --- von Breuberg, son of ---.] 

 

2.         [--- von Erbach )m --- von Bickenbach, son of ---.] 

 

 

Five children.  The primary source which names their father has not been identified.  Simon indicates that he was Konrad [I], suggesting that the latter had two sons named Konrad: Konrad [II] (died 1279, see above) and Konrad [III][184].  Unfortunately, Simon produces no evidence supporting his suggestion.  Many examples are of course found of two or more children bearing the same name in German medieval noble families, although no other cases have been found in the Erbach family.  Another possibility, assuming that Konrad [I] was their father, is that Konrad [III] was born after the death of his supposed older brother Konrad [II].  However, the 11 Jan 1300 charter quoted below names Konrad [III] before his three brothers, normally a sign that he was the oldest son.  The descendants of Konrad [III], the Schenken von Erbach-Erbach, were later referred to (in terms of dynastic seniority) as the most senior branch of the Erbach family.  This could suggest descent from Eberhard [III], older brother of Konrad [I] shown above, who in that case would have been their grandfather.  Another possibility is that the five siblings were children of Eberhard [V], second son of Konrad [I] (see above)

 

1.         KONRAD [III] von Erbach ([1275/80]-after 3 Mar 1359).  Schenk von Erbach.  Gerlacus dominus de Bruberg et Ebirhardus filius noster” and “Conradus, Gerlacus, Engilhardus et Ebirhardus fratres Pincerne de Erpach” settled disputes, arbitrated by “Arroisium dominum de Bruberg...Synandum de Bruberg...”, restoring “medie partis castri Erpach et in bona...apud quondam Gerhardum Pincernam de Erpach” to “dominum Gerlacum de Bruberg”, by charter dated 11 Jan 1300, sealed by “domini Arroisii de Bruberg mei Conradi Pincerne avunculi...[185]Heinrich Abbot of Fulda [Heinrich von Hohenberg?] settled a dispute between unsern Oheim Eberharte von Bruberg, Conrad Schenk von Erpach, Ulriche und Godfride von Byckenbach” and “unsern Oheim Schenken Eberharte dem Eltern von Erpach” concerning “die zwee Dorf Rorbach...” by charter dated 9 Aug 1320[186].  Emperor Ludwig III Duke of Bavaria enfeoffed “medietatem castri Erpach” to “Ebirhardo de Bruberg”, and consented to dower granted to “Mechtildi uxori sue...ac Elizabet et Luckardi filiabus suis” with the consent of “Conradus Pincerna de Erpach coheres predicti Ebirhardi in dicto castro”, by charter dated 4 Dec 1320[187].  “Ulrich von Bickenbach, Starcrat von Bruberg...Arnolt Kreiz von Lindenfels” settled disputes between “greue Rudulue von Wertheim unt schenke Cunrade von Erpach” and “schenke Eberharte dem alten...von Erpach” by charter dated 20 Nov 1324[188]Elsebat von Bickenbach etwan...frauwe hern Ulrichs heren zu Bickenbach” agreed the succession of Bickenbach with “Conrat auch here zu Bickenbach...”, naming as guarantors “Schengk Conrat von Erpach Engelhart sin bruder Canonicke zu Spier...”, by charter dated mid-Dec 1339[189]. Schencke Conrad von Erpach und Yde sine...Husfrauwe” bequeathed property, with the consent of “Conrad und Eberhard Schenken unsere Söne”, for masses at Erbach by charter dated 24 Feb 1341[190].  “Schenke Conrat von Ertpach der alte und Schenke Engelhart von Ertpach Dumherre zu Spire Gebrudere” agreed on payments owed by the church of Würzburg, with the consent of “Schenke Conrat der Junge”, by charter dated 17 Jul 1342[191]Balduin Archbishop of Trier confirmed that 17 Jun 1329 the chapter at Worms had confirmed quondam dominum Gerlacum pincernam, præpositum ecclesiæ S. Trinitatis Spirenses” as bishop of Worms, that he held the bishopric for about three and a half years while he lived, that “Johannes de Boppardua et Conradus Pincerna frater quondam Gerlaci episcopi...milites” held “castrum Steines” by imperial order, that in Mar 1343 Worms had settled a dispute with “Conradus pincerna de Erpach et Engelhardus præpositus S. Trinitatis Spiræ, fratres quondam Gerlaci electi Wormat”, by undated charter[192].  “Cunrad Schencke von Erpach” acknowledged buying “daz hus Furstenauwe und Kuntiche das dorf” from “her Cune von Falkinsteyn Dumprobist und vormunder des Stiftes zu Mentze” by charter dated 12 Sep 1348[193].  “Conrad Schenck von Erpach der alte, Conrad und Eberhart Schencken sine Sone” confirmed spending payments “an dem huse Furstenow” by charter dated 27 Feb 1350[194].  Konrad [III] later sold Fürstenau back to Mainz as shown by the following document: Gerlach Archbishop of Mainz sold “unnsers Stifftes Hus zu Furstenawe und unnser Halbteil in dem dorffe zu Kuntpich”, bought from “Schenken Conraden von Erpach den alden”, to “Schenken Johann canoniker unsers vorgenanten Stiftes, Conrad sinem Bruder genant Schencke Rauch von Erpach” by charter dated 23 Feb 1355[195].  “Albreth Tuborn...” granted property to “her Conrade dem Schenken herren zu Erpach dem Alten” by charter dated 3 Mar 1359[196]m IDA, daughter of [POPPO von Steinach & his wife ---] (-after 29 Jun 1344).  Hermann Bishop of Würzburg consented to “Chunrat der Schencke von Erpach unser Oheim” granting rights “uf dem halben Dorffe zu Mükkenloch” to “Yden sin...frowen” by charter dated 12 Aug 1334[197].  Simon suggests that Ida was “eine Erbtochter Boppos von Steinach” and that “wahrscheinlich” she brought Mückenloch to her husband[198].  The primary source on which this speculation is based has not been identified.  “Schencke Conrad von Erpach und Yde sine...Husfrauwe” bequeathed property, with the consent of “Conrad und Eberhard Schenken unsere Söne”, for masses at Erbach by charter dated 24 Feb 1341[199].  “Arnold von Fryenstein” sold property to “Schenck Conrade von Ertpach, vrowen Yden sinre husvrouwen” by charter dated 29 Jun 1344[200].  Konrad [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         KONRAD [IV] von Erbach ([1305/15]-[15 Jul 1379/1 Jun 1381])Godefret von Eppinstein der iunge und Lucart unser...frauwe, etzwanne dochter hern Eberhartyes von Bruberg” granted “unse teil des Sales zu Frankenvord”, naming “schenken Cunraten von Erpach und sinen sun Cunraden”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1333[201].  “Schencke Conrad von Erpach und Yde sine...Husfrauwe” bequeathed property, with the consent of “Conrad und Eberhard Schenken unsere Söne”, for masses at Erbach by charter dated 24 Feb 1341[202].  “Schenke Conrat von Ertpach der alte und Schenke Engelhart von Ertpach Dumherre zu Spire Gebrudere” agreed on payments owed by the church of Würzburg, with the consent of “Schenke Conrat der Junge”, by charter dated 17 Jul 1342[203].  “Conrad Schenck von Erpach der alte, Conrad und Eberhart Schencken sine Sone” confirmed spending payments “an dem huse Furstenow” by charter dated 27 Feb 1350[204].  “Conrad der Schencke von Erpach der Junge und Kunegund von Brucke sine...husvrow” sold “Lyndenberg unser hus” to “Engelhart vom Hirßhorne unßerm Oheime” by charter dated 23 Sep 1353[205].  “Ruprach von Budingen” bought property from “Herrn Schenken Conrad unde Schenken Eberhart Gebruder Herrn zu Erpach” by charter dated 1365[206].  Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bein Rhein confirmed a settlement between “Conrad und Eberhard Gebruder Schenck zu Erpach” and “Luckart von Eppenstein Conrad Herrn zu Wynsperg und Eberhart Herrn zu Eppenstein der obgemelten Frauwen Luckarts Sonen” relating to rights at Erbach by charter dated 1365[207].  “Conrad von Franckenstein und Conrad von Bickenbach der junge” confirmed that “Schenck Conrat und Schenck Eberhart gebrüdere Herrn zu Erpach mine...vorgenanten Conrad von Franckenstein...Sweger und mine Conrads von Bickenbach...Oheim” owed payments by charter dated late-Jun 1366[208].  “Conrad der Schenke der Eldeste herre zu Erpach” consented to the sale of “dez dorffs Sentzelspach” by “Arnold von Fryenstein” by charter dated 18 Mar 1373[209].  “Schenck Conrad des eldsten herren zu Erpach” consented to the sale of property made by “Rukeln von Hochhusen” by charter dated 15 Jul 1379[210].  The following charter suggests that Konrad was deceased, or at least incapacitated, at the time: Pius Bishop of Worms granted property at the request of “filii nobilis viri Conradi de Erbach militis” by charter dated 1 Jun 1381[211].  The following document suggests that Konrad’s decease had been recent, after giving his consent but before the document was written: Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “Schencke Ebirhart von Erpach selige der Edeln unser...Niffteln Elsebethen von Katzenelnbogen sine...husfrauwen” selling “sinen deil halben an Borg und Stad zu Erpach”, with the consent of “sines bruder Schencke Conrads seligen und siner sone Conrad und Ebirharts”, by charter dated 1 Jun 1381[212]m firstly (before 5 Sep 1339) KUNIGUNDE von Bruck, daughter of --- (-13 Sep 1357).  Pfalzgraf Rudolf consented to “Kunigunde von Brugge dez Jungen Schenken Cunrad...husfrowe von Erpach” acquiring “das vierdenteil der Burge Schönenberg”, with the consent of “dez alten Schenken Cunrad, der vorgeschrieben Kunigen sweher”, by charter dated 5 Sep 1339[213].  “Schencke Eberhart der alte von Erpach” confirmed that “unser...Feter Schencke Cunrad der junge von Erpach” had granted “ein Vierde Teil der Burge Schönenburg” to “sin...Hußfrauwen Kunigunde von Bruck” by charter dated 1339[214].  “Conrad der Schencke von Erpach der Junge und Kunegund von Brucke sine...husvrow” sold “Lyndenberg unser hus” to “Engelhart vom Hirßhorne unßerm Oheime” by charter dated 23 Sep 1353[215].  An epitaph at Steinbach records the death “Id Sep” 1357 of “Kunigunda de Brucke legittima u. Pincerne in Erbach[216]m secondly ([1358/62]) MARGARETA von Erbach, daughter of KONRAD “Rauch” Schenk von Erbach [in Fürstenau] & his wife Anna --- (-after 1 Jul 1380).  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “schenke Cunrad von Erpach der Elter” granting dower to “sine...hussfrauwe Greten...htmhter schenken Cunrad von Erpach...schenke Rauch” by charter dated 24 Mar 1366[217].  The testament of “Margrede die Schenkin von Erpach frauwe zum Hirßhorne”, dated 1 Jul 1380, bequeathed property to “...myner suster Schenke Conrat frauwen...[218].  Konrad [IV] & his first wife had [three] children: 

i)          ANNA von Erbach (-after 17 Jul 1363).  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht confirmed the dower granted “zu Richoldesheim”, which Heinrich “und sin bruder Eberhart mit einander gemutschart haben”, by “Schencke Heinrich von Erpach” to “Annen sine...husfrawe” by charter dated 16 Apr 1357[219].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “schencke Heinrich von Erpach” granting property to “Annen sin...husfrawe schencke Conrad von Erpach dochter” by charter dated 17 Jul 1363[220]m (before 16 Apr 1357) HEINRICH Schenk von Erbach, son of KONRAD “Rauch” Schenk von Erbach & his wife (-24 Jun 1387, bur Michelstadt). 

ii)         --- von Erbach (-after 1 Jul 1380).  Nun at Liebenau: the testament of “Margrede die Schenkin von Erpach frauwe zum Hirßhorne”, dated 1 Jul 1380, bequeathed property to “...mynes bruder dochtern zu Liebenauwe...[221]

iii)        [--- von Erbach ).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document, assuming that “Oheim” was used in this document to mean uncle (which is not inevitable): “Conrad von Franckenstein und Conrad von Bickenbach der junge” confirmed that “Schenck Conrat und Schenck Eberhart gebrüdere Herrn zu Erpach mine...vorgenanten Conrad von Franckenstein...Sweger und mine Conrads von Bickenbach...Oheim” owed payments by charter dated late-Jun 1366[222]From a chronological point of view, it appears more likely that this Margareta was the daughter of Konrad [IV] than Konrad [III].  The following document could refer to this person’s husband: the testament of “Margrede die Schenkin von Erpach frauwe zum Hirßhorne”, dated 1 Jul 1380, bequeathed property to “...mynem Bulen Conrat von Bickenbach dem eltern[223]m (before Jun 1366) KONRAD [V] “junior” von Bickenbach, son of KONRAD [III] von Bickenbach & his [second wife ---] (-[after 1 Jul 1380]).] 

Konrad [IV] & his second wife had two children:

iv)       KONRAD [VI] von Erbach ([before 1363]-after 17 Dec 1426).  Konrad [V]’s omission from the 1 Jul 1380 testament of his paternal aunt Margareta von Hirschhorn, which bequeathed property to their mother, indicates that he was born from their father’s second marriage as his mother would have been considered his “representative” in the testament. “Schenk Conrad der Jungste herre zu Erpach” confirmed grants of property made by “Ulrich Etwanne herre zu Hanauwe...Schenck Conrad etwanne herre zu Erpach myme vater selyge”, in the presence of “Schenck Ebirhard Herre zu Erpach mynen...vettern und Conrad Herren zu Bickenbach und Hansen vom Hirshorn Rytter myne...Oheym”, by charter dated 1381[224].  This document presumably indicates that Konrad [VI] had reached the age of majority at the time.  m MARGARETA, daughter of --- (-before 1424). 

v)        ANNA von Erbach (-1444 after 28 Mar, bur Heilbronn Barfüsserkirche)Jorg dumbherr zu Babenberg unnd Henrich beide grauen zu Lewenstein unnd Anna Schenkin zu Erpach greuinnen zu Lewenstein des ehegenanten graff Henrichs gemahell” sold “die gravschafft und das schloss Lewenstein” and its named dependencies to “Ludwigen pfalzgrauen bey rhein des hailigen Romischen reichs erztruchsessen unnd herzog in beyern” by charter dated 1 Jan 1441[225]m (before 8 Feb 1408) HEINRICH Graf von Löwenstein, son of ALBRECHT [II] Graf von Löwenstein [Habsburg] & his second wife Udilhild von Werdenberg ([1375]-1444, bur Heilbronn Barfüsserkirche). 

b)         EBERHARD [VIII] von Erbach (-[24 Aug 1372/18 Mar 1373]).  “Schencke Conrad von Erpach und Yde sine...Husfrauwe” bequeathed property, with the consent of “Conrad und Eberhard Schenken unsere Söne”, for masses at Erbach by charter dated 24 Feb 1341[226]

-        SCHENKEN von ERBACH-ERBACH

c)         --- von Erbach ([1305/30]-before 1 Jul 1380).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: [her father] “Conradus Pincerna de Ertpach et Engilhardus de Winsperg eius gener” acknowledged receipt of part payment of a debt from Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz by charter dated 5 Aug 1345[227].  The information is confirmed by the following document: the testament of “Margrede die Schenkin von Erpach frauwe zum Hirßhorne”, dated 1 Jul 1380, bequeathed property to “...myner swester dochter von Winsperg...[228].  This document presumably indicates that Engelhard’s wife was deceased at the time.  m ENGELHARD von Weinsberg, son of --- (-after 5 Aug 1345). 

d)         MARGARETA von Erbach (-after 1 Jul 1380).  The testament of “Margrede die Schenkin von Erpach frauwe zum Hirßhorne”, dated 1 Jul 1380, bequeathed property to “Hansen mynem Son...Albrecht mynem son...Contzen mynem son...Eberhart mynem son...myner dochter...myner dochter von Riperg...myner suster Schenke Conrat frauwen...myner suster von Franckenstein...mynes bruder dochtern zu Liebenauwe...myner swester dochter von Winsperg...mynem Bulen Conrat von Bickenbach dem eltern[229]m ENGELHARD von Hirschhorn, son of --- (-before 1 Jul 1380). 

e)         MAGDALENE von Erbach (-after 1 Jul 1380).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document, assuming that “Sweger” was used in this document to mean brother-in-law (which is not inevitable): “Conrad von Franckenstein und Conrad von Bickenbach der junge” confirmed that “Schenck Conrat und Schenck Eberhart gebrüdere Herrn zu Erpach mine...vorgenanten Conrad von Franckenstein...Sweger und mine Conrads von Bickenbach...Oheim” owed payments by charter dated late-Jun 1366[230].  The information is confirmed by the following document: the testament of “Margrede die Schenkin von Erpach frauwe zum Hirßhorne”, dated 1 Jul 1380, bequeathed property to “...myner suster von Franckenstein...[231]m KONRAD von Frankenstein, son of --- (-after Jun 1366). 

2.         GERLACH von Erbach (-18 Dec 1332, bur Worms).  Gerlacus dominus de Bruberg et Ebirhardus filius noster” and “Conradus, Gerlacus, Engilhardus et Ebirhardus fratres Pincerne de Erpach” settled disputes by charter dated 11 Jan 1300[232]Bishop of Worms 1329.  Balduin Archbishop of Trier confirmed that 17 Jun 1329 the chapter at Worms had confirmed quondam dominum Gerlacum pincernam, præpositum ecclesiæ S. Trinitatis Spirenses” as bishop of Worms, that he held the bishopric for about three and a half years while he lived, by undated charter[233]The necrology of Worms Cathedral records the death XV Kal Jan” 1332 of “dominus Gerlacus de Erbach electus et confirmatus Wormatiensis episcopus[234]

3.         EBERHARD [VII] von Erbach (-[after 10 May 1336]).  “Gerlacus dominus de Bruberg et Ebirhardus filius noster” and “Conradus, Gerlacus, Engilhardus et Ebirhardus fratres Pincerne de Erpach” settled disputes by charter dated 11 Jan 1300[235].  [The following three charters could refer to Eberhard [V], Eberhard [VI] or Eberhard [VII]; they probably do not refer to Eberhard [IV] as he was called “senior” from 1310.  Andreas Bishop of Würzburg granted “villas Mödach et Limpach” to “nobilis vir Ebirhardus dominus Pincerna de Erpach” by charter dated 18 Jul 1310[236].  “Eberhart der Schenke von Erpach, Gotfrid von Bickenbach und Wernher von Libsberg” acknowledged that Pfalzgraf Ruprecht had restored to them “die Burg zu Erpach”, lost during the Bohemian war, in the presence of “Cunradt von Winsperg, Ulrich von Bickenbach, Ulrich von Hanawe und Eberhart Schenken, Johans sun von Erpach”, by charter dated 21 Oct 1311[237].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht granted “die Burch unn stat ze Michelstat” to “Eberhart Schenk von Erpach der elter, etwenn Schenk Eberhartes son” [=Eberhard [IV]] by charter dated 20 Oct 1311, sealed by “Ulriches und Gotfrides von Bickenbach, Wernhers von Liebsperch, Chunrats von Weinsperch, Ulriches von Hanaw unn Schenk Eberhartes mines vetern[238].]  [An epitaph in the Eginhardscapelle at Erbach records the death in 1312 of Eberhard von Erbach[239].  This epitaph could refer to Eberhard [V], Eberhard [VI], or Eberhard [VII].]  [Heinrich Abbot of Fulda settled a dispute between unsern Oheim Eberharte von Bruberg, Conrad Schenk von Erpach, Ulriche und Godfride von Byckenbach” and “unsern Oheim Schenken Eberharte dem Eltern von Erpach” concerning “die zwee Dorf Rorbach...” by charter dated 9 Aug 1320[240].]  [Heinrich Abbot of Fulda settled disputes between “unsern Magen [...und Oeheim], Schenken Ebirharte dem Alten von Erpach...und Schenken Ebirhart dem Jungen” relating to “Ir Burg ze Rychenburg” by charter dated 10 Aug 1321[241].]  [Otto Bishop of Würzburg granted “die Cent und daz geriht ze Mudach” to “Eberhart Schenke von Erpach der iunger” by charter dated 10 May 1336[242].] 

4.         ENGELHARD von Erbach (-after Mar 1343).  “Gerlacus dominus de Bruberg et Ebirhardus filius noster” and “Conradus, Gerlacus, Engilhardus et Ebirhardus fratres Pincerne de Erpach” settled disputes by charter dated 11 Jan 1300[243]Elsebat von Bickenbach etwan...frauwe hern Ulrichs heren zu Bickenbach” agreed the succession of Bickenbach with “Conrat auch here zu Bickenbach...”, naming as guarantors “Schengk Conrat von Erpach Engelhart sin bruder Canonicke zu Spier...”, by charter dated mid-Dec 1339[244]Schenke Conrat von Ertpach der alte und Schenke Engelhart von Ertpach Dumherre zu Spire Gebrudere” agreed on payments owed by the church of Würzburg, with the consent of “Schenke Conrat der Junge”, by charter dated 17 Jul 1342[245]Balduin Archbishop of Trier confirmed that in Mar 1343 Worms had settled a dispute with “Conradus pincerna de Erpach et Engelhardus præpositus S. Trinitatis Spiræ, fratres quondam Gerlaci electi Wormat”, by undated charter[246]

5.         LUCKARD von Erbach (-after 28 Feb 1339).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: “Lucgart von Jazza...etwan...frauwe hern Gerharden seligen von Jazza” sold her share “an Dasperg, an Gugenheim unn zu Dythersclingen” to “mime...bruder schenke Cunrad von Erpach”, with the consent of “mins...sons Gerlaches, Reinhartes unn Engelhartes unn...den erben man Gysen von Jazza”, by charter dated 28 Feb 1339[247]m GERHARD Herr von Jazza, son of --- (-before 28 Feb 1339). 

 

 

Three children.  The primary source which confirms their father’s name has not been identified.  Their descendants, Schenken von Erbach-Fürstenau, were later referred to (in terms of dynastic seniority) as the “middle” branch of the Erbach family.  This would suggest that the brothers shown below were not the sons of Eberhard [III] von Erbach, who was the older brother of Konrad [I] as shown above.  One possibility is that they were sons of Gerhard [II], although in that case the absence of the name Gerhard among their known descendants seems surprising. 

 

1.         JOHANN von Erbach ([1250]-after 1280, maybe 9 Jun 1296, bur Steinbach).  Schenk von Erbach.  “Iohannes, Ebirhardus et Conradus fratres Pincerne de Erpach...” sold “decimam in Pungstad” to Mainz for “villam in Mosa” by charter dated 26 Sep 1277[248].  “Johannes nobilis Pincerna dictus de Erppach” donated property “in nova villa juxta Buchem” to Kloster Amorbach in absolution of his excommunication by charter dated 1280[249].  An epitaph at Steinbach records the death “V Id Jun” 1296 of “Johannes Pincerna de Erpach[250].  The accuracy of this information is unknown.  m ---.  The name of Johann’s wife is not known.  Johann & his wife had one child: 

a)         EBERHARD “Rauch” von Erbach ([1275/80]-before 26 Mar 1348).  “Eberhardus pincerna de Erpach natus quondam Johannis pincerne” settled a dispute with Pfalzgraf Rudolf relating to “oppidi mei in Michelstadt” by charter dated 6 Jun 1307[251].  “Ebirhart der Schenke und Ebirhard Rauch, Schenken Johans son, Schenken von Erpach” settled a dispute concerning “unser burg zu Richenburg”, with the consent of “unsern Oheim, hern Ulrich von Bickenbach, hern Gotfriden von Bickenbach, hern Wernhern von Liebsperg und hern Erckingern von Franckenstein”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1307[252].  “Eberhart der Schenke von Erpach, Gotfrid von Bickenbach und Wernher von Libsberg” acknowledged that Pfalzgraf Ruprecht had restored to them “die Burg zu Erpach”, lost during the Bohemian war, in the presence of “...Eberhart Schenken, Johans sun von Erpach”, by charter dated 21 Oct 1311[253].  “Ebirhardus Pincerna de Erpach, dictus Rauch” received payments from Peter Archbishop of Mainz, renouncing certain rights “ad castrum nostrum Furstenawe...apud villam Steynbach”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1317[254].  The Teutonic Knights confirmed the sale of property to “Schencken Eberhart...Rauch und Vrawe Uden siner...Wirten...und Schencken Eberharte deme junge und Schencken Henriche sinem Bruder die Schenken Rauchs federen Sone” by charted dated 25 Feb 1333[255].  [“Schencke Eberhart der alte von Erpach” confirmed that “unser...Feter Schencke Cunrad der junge von Erpach” had granted “ein Vierde Teil der Burge Schönenburg” to “sin...Hußfrauwen Kunigunde von Bruck” by charter dated 1339[256].  Eberhard “Rauch” appears to have been the oldest member of the family named Eberhard at that time, so was presumably “senior”.]  He is named as deceased in the 26 Mar 1348 of his son Konrad.  m UTA, daughter of --- (-after 25 Feb 1333).  The Teutonic Knights confirmed the sale of property to “Schencken Eberhart...Rauch und Vrawe Uden siner...Wirten...und Schencken Eberharte deme junge und Schencken Henriche sinem Bruder die Schenken Rauchs federen Sone” by charted dated 25 Feb 1333[257].  Eberhard & his wife had two children: 

i)          KONRAD “Rauch” von Erbach [“der Älter”] (-1390, after 27 Mar).  “Conrait Schenk, Schenk Rouchs seligen son, von Erpach” acknowledged receiving “achteil...[den Burgfriden zu Rodenstein”, which he had bought from “Heinrich herren zu Rodistein”, as a fief from “greff Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen” by charter dated 26 Mar 1348[258]

-         SCHENKEN von ERBACH-FÜRSTENAU

ii)         JOHANN von Erbach (-[4 Mar 1379/18 Jun 1386]).  Gerlach Archbishop of Mainz sold “unnsers Stifftes Hus zu Furstenawe und unnser Halbteil in dem dorffe zu Kuntpich”, bought from “Schenken Conraden von Erpach den alden”, to “Schenken Johann canoniker unsers vorgenanten Stiftes, Conrad sinem Bruder genant Schencke Rauch von Erpach” by charter dated 23 Feb 1355[259].  “Schencke Johan von Erpach, Dumhir zu Wirzeburg und Schencke Cunrad min Bruder...Schencke Rauch” donated “dorff Dreyse” to Kloster Höchst by charter dated 15 Jun 1372[260]

2.         EBERHARD [VI] von Erbach (-[maybe 1312, 22 Apr 1322, or 12 Mar 1327, bur Steinbach]).  Iohannes, Ebirhardus et Conradus fratres Pincerne de Erpach...” sold “decimam in Pungstad” to Mainz for “villam in Mosa” by charter dated 26 Sep 1277[261].  [The following two charters could refer to Eberhard [IV], Eberhard [V] or Eberhard [VI].  “Domini Eberhardi pincerne de Erbach” sealed a charter dated 1283 which records an exchange of property between Steinach and “Hermannum militem de Eicholdesheim[262].  Gerhard Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between the Teutonic Knights and Philippum et Gotfridum de Bikkembach fratres consanguineos nostros” concerning “ecclesia de Roelbach” by charter dated 1291, witnessed by “...Eberhardus Pincerna de Erpach[263].]  “Ebirhart der Schenke und Ebirhard Rauch, Schenken Johans son, Schenken von Erpach” settled a dispute concerning “unser burg zu Richenburg”, with the consent of “unsern Oheim, hern Ulrich von Bickenbach, hern Gotfriden von Bickenbach, hern Wernhern von Liebsperg und hern Erckingern von Franckenstein”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1307[264].  [The following three charters could refer to Eberhard [V], Eberhard [VI] or Eberhard [VII]; they probably do not refer to Eberhard [IV] as he was called “senior” from 1310.  Andreas Bishop of Würzburg granted “villas Mödach et Limpach” to “nobilis vir Ebirhardus dominus Pincerna de Erpach” by charter dated 18 Jul 1310[265].  “Eberhart der Schenke von Erpach, Gotfrid von Bickenbach und Wernher von Libsberg” acknowledged that Pfalzgraf Ruprecht had restored to them “die Burg zu Erpach”, lost during the Bohemian war, in the presence of “Cunradt von Winsperg, Ulrich von Bickenbach, Ulrich von Hanawe und Eberhart Schenken, Johans sun von Erpach”, by charter dated 21 Oct 1311[266].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht granted “die Burch unn stat ze Michelstat” to “Eberhart Schenk von Erpach der elter, etwenn Schenk Eberhartes son” [=Eberhard [IV]] by charter dated 20 Oct 1311, sealed by “Ulriches und Gotfrides von Bickenbach, Wernhers von Liebsperch, Chunrats von Weinsperch, Ulriches von Hanaw unn Schenk Eberhartes mines vetern[267].]  [An epitaph in the Eginhardscapelle at Erbach records the death in 1312 of Eberhard von Erbach[268].  This epitaph could refer to Eberhard [V], Eberhard [VI], or Eberhard [VII].]  [Heinrich Abbot of Fulda settled a dispute between unsern Oheim Eberharte von Bruberg, Conrad Schenk von Erpach, Ulriche und Godfride von Byckenbach” and “unsern Oheim Schenken Eberharte dem Eltern von Erpach” concerning “die zwee Dorf Rorbach...” by charter dated 9 Aug 1320[269].]  [Heinrich Abbot of Fulda settled disputes between “unsern Magen [...und Oeheim], Schenken Ebirharte dem Alten von Erpach...und Schenken Ebirhart dem Jungen” relating to “Ir Burg ze Rychenburg” by charter dated 10 Aug 1321[270].]  [An epitaph at Steinbach records the death “in vigilia S. Georgii” 1322 of “Eberhardus Pincerna[271].  This epitaph could refer to Eberhard [VI], or Eberhard [VII].]  [An epitaph at Steinbach records the death “in vigilia Sancti Gregorii” 1327 of “Eberhardi Pi[272].  This epitaph could refer to Eberhard [VI], or Eberhard [VII].]  [m AGNES, daughter of --- (-10 Jun 1302, bur Steinbach.  An epitaph at Steinbach records the death “IV Id Jun” 1302 of “Agnetis conjux Eberhardi Pincerne de Erpach[273].  This epitaph could refer to the wife of Eberhard [V], Eberhard [VI], or Eberhard [VII].] 

3.         KONRAD von Erbach (-after 26 Sep 1277).  Iohannes, Ebirhardus et Conradus fratres Pincerne de Erpach...” sold “decimam in Pungstad” to Mainz for “villam in Mosa” by charter dated 26 Sep 1277[274]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Eberhard [IV] has not been identified.  Named Eberhard “senior” in sources from 1310, he was presumably at that time the oldest individual named Eberhard in the Erbach family as the qualifications “senior/junior” did not indicate dynastic seniority, as can be seen from the later examples of the family members named Konrad who are referred to above.  Simon indicates that Eberhard [IV] was the son of Eberhard [III], older brother of Konrad [I][275].  However, this is inconsistent with his descendants in Michelstadt being later referred to as the most junior of the three branches of the Erbach family.  The most junior member of the Erbach family named Eberhard is likely to have been Eberhard [VI], younger brother of Johann (ancestor of the “middle” branch of Schenken von Erbach-Fürstenau, shown immediately above).  If that is correct, Eberhard [IV] “senior” could have been the same person as Eberhard [VI]. 

 

1.         EBERHARD [IV] von Erbach “senior” ([1250]-after 27 Feb 1327).  “Ebhardus Pincerna senior de Erpach” granted dower to “Elizabet...Frederici quondam dicti heidin bone memorie”, at the request of “avunculi nostri Ulrici dni de Bickinbach...dominus de Clinginberg”, by charter dated 8 Aug 1310[276].  Herr von Michelstadt: Pfalzgraf Ruprecht granted “die Burch unn stat ze Michelstat” to “Eberhart Schenk von Erpach der elter, etwenn Schenk Eberhartes son” by charter dated 20 Oct 1311[277].  

-        SCHENKEN von ERBACH-MICHELSTADT

 

 

 

B.      SCHENKEN von ERBACH-ERBACH

 

 

EBERHARD [VIII] von Erbach, son of KONRAD [III] Schenk von Erbach & his wife Ida [von Steinach] (-[24 Aug 1372/18 Mar 1373]).  “Schencke Conrad von Erpach und Yde sine...Husfrauwe” bequeathed property, with the consent of “Conrad und Eberhard Schenken unsere Söne”, for masses at Erbach by charter dated 24 Feb 1341[278].  Karl IV King of Germany rewarded “die Edlen Ebirhard Schencke Conrad Schenck Rauch und Heinrich Schenk Gefettern Schenken von Erbach” for their support against “Gunthern von Swartzburch...” by charter dated mid-May 1349[279].  “Conrad Schenck von Erpach der alte, Conrad und Eberhart Schencken sine Sone” confirmed spending payments “an dem huse Furstenow” by charter dated 27 Feb 1350[280].  Gerlach Archbishop of Mainz enfeoffed “dem...Graven zu Rienecke [...Gerhart], Menen siner...Hußfrauwen...und...Ebirhart Schenkin von Erpach, Elsen [...von Katzenelnbogen] siner...Hußfrauwen” with property previously held by “Ulriches seligen Herin zu Byckenbach” by charter dated early Jun 1357[281]Conrat here zu Bickenbach der Junge” promised to respect all agreements made between (1) “Gerhart graue zu Rienegk...Ebirhart Schengk von Erpach myn...oheim...und Conrat von Bickenbach der alde myn...bruder” and (2) Elisabeth, widow of Ulrich von Bickenbach, her two daughters and “myn vatter selge herre Conrat herre zu Bickenbach und mit yme sin Sone myn brüder Wolffram und Conrat”, concerning the succession of “Ulrich seligen hern zu Bickenbach” by charter dated 1362[282]Ruprach von Budingen” bought property from “Herrn Schenken Conrad unde Schenken Eberhart Gebruder Herrn zu Erpach” by charter dated 1365[283].  Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bein Rhein confirmed a settlement between “Conrad und Eberhard Gebruder Schenck zu Erpach” and “Luckart von Eppenstein Conrad Herrn zu Wynsperg und Eberhart Herrn zu Eppenstein der obgemelten Frauwen Luckarts Sonen” relating to rights at Erbach by charter dated 1365[284].  The precise Erbach/Weinsberg family relationship has not been ascertained.  “Conrad von Franckenstein und Conrad von Bickenbach der junge” confirmed that “Schenck Conrat und Schenck Eberhart gebrüdere Herrn zu Erpach mine...vorgenanten Conrad von Franckenstein...Sweger und mine Conrads von Bickenbach...Oheim” owed payments by charter dated late-Jun 1366[285].  The precise Erbach/Frankenstein family relationship has not been ascertained.  “Johanns Grafe zu Wertheim und...Margarethe unsir...Hußfrauwe” sold their share in the Bickenbach inheritance to “Eberhart Schencken Hern zu Erpach und...Elsen von Catzenellebogen sin...Hußfrauwen” by charter dated Sep 1371[286].  He was named as deceased in his widow’s 20 Jan 1383 charter quoted below.  Eberhard’s absence from the 18 Mar 1373 of his brother Konrad [IV] (see above) suggests that he was deceased at the time. 

m (before 23 Apr 1347) ELISABETH von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of EBERHARD [III] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Agnes von Bickenbach (-after 25 Jul 1390).  “Eberhart Grefe zu Katzenellinbogin” made payments to “Elsen von Katzenellnbogen unser swester sine...husfrow”, with the consent of “Greffe Johan von Katzenellnbogen unsers vedern...und...Eberhart Schenckin unsern Swager”, by charter dated 23 Apr 1347[287].  Gerlach Archbishop of Mainz enfeoffed “dem...Graven zu Rienecke [...Gerhart], Menen siner...Hußfrauwen...und...Ebirhart Schenkin von Erpach, Elsen [...von Katzenelnbogen] siner...Hußfrauwen” with property previously held by “Ulriches seligen Herin zu Byckenbach” by charter dated early Jun 1357[288].  “Domina Elizabeth de Katzenelnbogen” granted “quarta parte castri in Hohenburg [Homburg vor der Höhe]...quarta parte opidi et castri in Steynheim” to “militem dominum Eberhardum Schenke dominum in Erpach maritum suum” by charter dated 23 Mar 1360[289].  “Johanns Grafe zu Wertheim und...Margarethe unsir...Hußfrauwe” sold their share in the Bickenbach inheritance to “Eberhart Schencken Hern zu Erpach und...Elsen von Catzenellebogen sin...Hußfrauwen” by charter dated Sep 1371[290].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “Schencke Ebirhart von Erpach selige der Edeln unser...Niffteln Elsebethen von Katzenelnbogen sine...husfrauwen” selling “sinen deil halben an Borg und Stad zu Erpach”, with the consent of “sines bruder Schencke Conrads seligen und siner sone Conrad und Ebirharts”, by charter dated 1 Jun 1381[291].  “Else von Kaczenelnbogen frauwe zu Erpach” donated property to the Franciscans at Dieburg, with the consent of “myn...kinden Margreden greuin zu Ebirstein, Schenck Ebirharten herren zu Erpach und Yden von Hoenfels frauwen zu Rippoltskirchen”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1381[292].  The Franciscans acknowledged donations made by “Else Grevinnen von Katzenelnbogen Wiedewe und Frauwe zu Erpach” for the soul of “Herrn Eberharts Schencken von Erpach...ires Wyrts seligen” by charter dated 20 Jan 1383[293].  Elisabeth made other donations by charter dated 1385[294].  “Henchin Stargrad...” sold property to “Elsen von Katzenelnbogen witwen frauwe zu Erpach” by charter dated 25 Jul 1390[295]

Eberhard [VIII] & his wife had four children: 

1.         KONRAD [V] von Erbach (-[1 Jun/12 Jul] 1381).  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “Schencke Ebirhart von Erpach selige der Edeln unser...Niffteln Elsebethen von Katzenelnbogen sine...husfrauwen” selling “sinen deil halben an Borg und Stad zu Erpach”, with the consent of “sines bruder Schencke Conrads seligen und siner sone Conrad und Ebirharts”, by charter dated 1 Jun 1381[296].  His absence from his mother’s 12 Jul 1381 charter presumably indicates that he was deceased at the time. 

2.         EBERHARD [IX] von Erbach (-after 18 Apr 1425).  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “Schencke Ebirhart von Erpach selige der Edeln unser...Niffteln Elsebethen von Katzenelnbogen sine...husfrauwen” selling “sinen deil halben an Borg und Stad zu Erpach”, with the consent of “sines bruder Schencke Conrads seligen und siner sone Conrad und Ebirharts”, by charter dated 1 Jun 1381[297].  “Else von Kaczenelnbogen frauwe zu Erpach” donated property to the Franciscans at Dieburg, with the consent of “myn...kinden Margreden greuin zu Ebirstein, Schenck Ebirharten herren zu Erpach und Yden von Hoenfels frauwen zu Rippoltskirchen”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1381[298].  A charter dated 20 Dec 1396 records an alliance between “Schenck Eberhart der Elter herre zu Erpach, Schenck Hans und Schenck Conrad herren von Erpach, gebruder, Schenck Eberhart der Junge herre von Erpach und Schenck Conrad der Junge herre zu Erpach” and the Pfalzgrafen bei Rhein[299].  “Schenk Eberhart der elter herre zu Erpach...Elizabeth sin...husfrauwe” granted “dem halben deile des Sloßes Habitzheim...” to “Luckarten geborn von Waltpurg, dez...Schenck Eberharts dez Jungen herren zu Erpach [...ir Sone]...husfrauwe” by charter dated 16 Oct 1407[300]m (before 4 Jul 1388) ELISABETH von Cronberg, daughter of HARTMUT von Cronberg & his wife ---(-before 1412).  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “Schencke Eberhart von Erpach” granting “ein firtel der veste Fryenstein” as dower to “Elsen von Cronberg sin...husfraw” by charter dated 4 Jul 1388[301].  “Schenk Eberhart der elter herre zu Erpach...Elizabeth sin...husfrauwe” granted “dem halben deile des Sloßes Habitzheim...” to “Luckarten geborn von Waltpurg, dez...Schenck Eberharts dez Jungen herren zu Erpach [...ir Sone]...husfrauwe” by charter dated 16 Oct 1407[302].  “Francke von Cronberg der alder, Philips von Cronberg der alde und Franck von Croberg hern Hartmods seligen sone” confirmed that “des edeln Schenck Hansen hern zu Erpach vatters mutter eyn...htmhter gewest ist von Cronberg...Elizabeth und derselben vatter hat geheissen Hartumudus” by charter dated 5 Jun 1408[303].  Eberhard [IX] & his wife had children: 

a)         JOHANN von Erbach (-after 5 Jun 1408).  Knight of St. John in Mosau.  “Francke von Cronberg der alder, Philips von Cronberg der alde und Franck von Croberg hern Hartmods seligen sone” confirmed that “des edeln Schenck Hansen hern zu Erpach vatters mutter eyn...htmhter gewest ist von Cronberg...Elizabeth und derselben vatter hat geheissen Hartumudus” by charter dated 5 Jun 1408[304]

b)         KONRAD von Erbach (-1464).  “Schenck Eberhart der alte herre zu Erppach...Conrad, Ludwigen und Engelharden myne Sone” granted property to “Schenck Eberharten herre zu Erppach Dumherrn und Remere zu Mentze myne...Sone” by undated charter[305]m (before 6 Jun 1417) ANNA von Bickenbach, daughter of KONRAD von Bickenbach Burggraf zu Miltenberg & his wife ---.  “Anna geborn von Bickenbach des...Schenck Conrads des Jungen herren zu Erpach...husfrauwe”, noting that “Schenk Eberhard der elter herre zu Erpach myn...Schweher” had granted her property, renounced rights in Erbach with the consent of “Conraden herren zu Bickenbach Burggrauen zu Miltenberg mynen...vatter” by charter dated 6 Jun 1417[306]

-        SCHENKEN von ERBACH-ERBACH

c)         LUDWIG von Erbach (-after 1414).  “Schenck Eberhart der alte herre zu Erppach...Conrad, Ludwigen und Engelharden myne Sone” granted property to “Schenck Eberharten herre zu Erppach Dumherrn und Remere zu Mentze myne...Sone” by undated charter[307].  Canon at Worms, Speyer and Weissenburg. 

d)         ENGELHARD von Erbach (-after 1446).  “Schenck Eberhart der alte herre zu Erppach...Conrad, Ludwigen und Engelharden myne Sone” granted property to “Schenck Eberharten herre zu Erppach Dumherrn und Remere zu Mentze myne...Sone” by undated charter[308].  Knight of St. John. 

e)         EBERHARD von Erbach (-14 Oct 1441, bur Mainz St. Kilian).  “Schenck Eberhart der alte herre zu Erppach...Conrad, Ludwigen und Engelharden myne Sone” granted property, including property inherited from “Elizabet von Cronenberg seligen Frawen zu Erppach miner...Hußfrawen”, to “Schenck Eberharten herre zu Erppach Dumherrn und Remere zu Mentze myne...Sone” by undated charter[309].  Canon at Mainz. 

f)          EBERHARD von Erbach (-before 1414).  His parentage is confirmed by the 16 Oct 1407 charter quoted below.  m (before 16 Oct 1407) as her first husband, LUCKARD von Waldburg, daughter of JOHANN [II] Truchseß von Waldburg & his [third wife Elisabeth von Montfort].  Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by the following document: “Schenk Eberhart der elter herre zu Erpach...Elizabeth sin...husfrauwe” granted “dem halben deile des Sloßes Habitzheim...” to “Luckarten geborn von Waltpurg, dez...Schenck Eberharts dez Jungen herren zu Erpach [...ir Sone]...husfrauwe” by charter dated 16 Oct 1407[310].  The date of her first marriage suggests that Luckard was the daughter of Truchseß Johann [II] by his third marriage.  She married secondly (before 28 May 1416) Heinrich von Sulmendingen.  “Luckart von Sulmendingen geborn von Waltpurg”, noting that “Schenke Eberhart der elter Herre zu Erpach myn...sweher” had granted her “dorffere...Rutschwilre und Kantzinbach” as dower, made commmitments with the consent of “Heinrich von Sulmendingen mynen...hußwirt” by charter dated 28 May 1416[311]

g)         ADELHEID von Erbach (-after 1449).  “Alheit Schenckinne geborn von Erpach, Philips von Cronenberg der elter myn...hußwirt” confirmed dower from “deile halben dez sloßes Bickenbach”, held by “Schenck Eberhart der elter unser...vater und sweher” from “Johann grauen zu Wertheim”, naming “her Franken von Cronenberg unßn...sweher und vater”, by charter dated 12 Jun 1409[312]m (before 12 Jun 1409) PHILIPP von Cronburg, son of FRANK von Cronberg & his wife ---. 

3.         MARGARETA von Erbach (-before 21 May 1416).  Her parentage and first marriage are indicated by the following document: “Conrad Here zu Winsperg” confirmed that “myn...Sweher Eberhard Schencke Here zu Erpach” had granted “uf Erbach Burg und Stad eyme Virteil” to “Gredin myner...Frauwin sin Dochter” by undated charter[313].  “Else von Kaczenelnbogen frauwe zu Erpach” donated property to the Franciscans at Dieburg, with the consent of “myn...kinden Margreden greuin zu Ebirstein, Schenck Ebirharten herren zu Erpach und Yden von Hoenfels frauwen zu Rippoltskirchen”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1381[314].  Her parentage and second marriage are indicated by the following document:  “Schenk Eberhart herre zu Erpach, Wilhelm graue zu Eberstein und Eberhart von Hohenfels herre zu Reipoltzkirchen” agreed to hold jointly property inherited from “unßer...muter und anefrawen seliger” by charter dated 21 May 1416[315]m firstly as his second wife, KONRAD von Weinsberg, son of KONRAD [VI] von Weinsberg & his second wife Luckard von Breuberg ([1326/29]-[1366]).  m secondly WILHELM [II] Graf von Eberstein, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Eberstein & his wife Margareta von Oettingen (-1375). 

4.         IDA von Erbach (-before 21 May 1416).  “Else von Kaczenelnbogen frauwe zu Erpach” donated property to the Franciscans at Dieburg, with the consent of “myn...kinden Margreden greuin zu Ebirstein, Schenck Ebirharten herren zu Erpach und Yden von Hoenfels frauwen zu Rippoltskirchen”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1381[316].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document:  “Schenk Eberhart herre zu Erpach, Wilhelm graue zu Eberstein und Eberhart von Hohenfels herre zu Reipoltzkirchen” agreed to hold jointly property inherited from “unßer...muter und anefrawen seliger” by charter dated 21 May 1416[317]m KONRAD [II] Herr von Hohenfels und Reipoltskirchen, son of [KONRAD [I] von Hohenfels und Reipoltskirchen & his wife ---] (-1391). 

 

 

 

C.      SCHENKEN von ERBACH-FÜRSTENAU

 

 

KONRAD “Rauch” von Erbach “der Älter”, son of EBERHARD “Rauch” Schenk von Erbach & his wife --- (-1390, after 27 Mar).  “Conrait Schenk, Schenk Rouchs seligen son, von Erpach” acknowledged receiving “achteil...[den Burgfriden zu Rodenstein”, which he had bought from “Heinrich herren zu Rodistein”, as a fief from “greff Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen” by charter dated 26 Mar 1348[318].  Karl IV King of Germany rewarded “die Edlen Ebirhard Schencke Conrad Schenck Rauch und Heinrich Schenk Gefettern Schenken von Erbach” for their support against “Gunthern von Swartzburch...” by charter dated mid-May 1349[319].  Herr von Fürstenau: Gerlach Archbishop of Mainz sold “unnsers Stifftes Hus zu Furstenawe und unnser Halbteil in dem dorffe zu Kuntpich”, bought from “Schenken Conraden von Erpach den alden”, to “Schenken Johann canoniker unsers vorgenanten Stiftes, Conrad sinem Bruder genant Schencke Rauch von Erpach” by charter dated 23 Feb 1355[320].  “Conrad Schencke Rauch von Ertpach und Heinrich Schencke von Ertpach” sold their share “in dem Dorfe zu Celle” to “Hennichin Eybirhartes Sun von Celle” by charter dated 1360[321].  “Schencke Johan von Erpach, Dumhir zu Wirzeburg und Schencke Cunrad min Bruder...Schencke Rauch” donated “dorff Dreyse” to Kloster Höchst by charter dated 15 Jun 1372[322].  “Schencke Conradt der Elter und Schenck Eberth der Junge gevettern herren von Erpach” reached agreement over the building of a wall around Michelstadt by charter dated 27 Mar 1390[323].  He was named as deceased in the 1390 charter of his son Johann, quoted below.  An epitaph at Steinbach records the death “in feria sexta St Gregorii Papæ” 1393 [presumably inaccurate] of “dns Conradus pincerna senior dns de Erpach dict. Rauch[324]

m MARGARETA von Bickenbach, daughter of KONRAD von Bickenbach & his wife --- (-24 Aug 1396, bur Steinbach).  Simon identifies her as the wife of Konrad “Rauch”, noting that her epitaph shows the Bickenbach and Erbach arms[325].  An epitaph at Steinbach records the death “festo bti. Bartholomei Apli” 1396 of “Margareta Pincerna de Erpach Dna in Bickibach[326]

Konrad & his wife had three children: 

1.         JOHANN von Erbach (-[1417]).  “Schencke Johann herre von Erpach” donated property to Mosau, for “mins vatter selgen Schenke Conrat des eltern herren von Erpach, myne, myner huzfrauwen Schonet Rugrefen, myns bruders Schenke Conrad dumherren zu Wyrczburg, myner kynde”, by charter dated 1390[327].  “Schenke Johan here von Erpach” acknowledged that “Ebirhardt graffen zu Katzinelllinbogen” granted “eyn deil an deme huse zu Rodenstein”, as granted to “myn vatter selige Schencke Conraidt der Elter herre von Erpach” by “graffen Wilhelm seligen sime bruder”, by charter dated 24 Aug 1394[328].  “Schenck Johann und Schenck Eberhard Gevettern Herren von Erbach” issued a charter relating to Michelstadt dated 20 Dec 1395[329].  A charter dated 20 Dec 1396 records an alliance between “Schenck Eberhart der Elter herre zu Erpach, Schenck Hans und Schenck Conrad herren von Erpach, gebruder, Schenck Eberhart der Junge herre von Erpach und Schenck Conrad der Junge herre zu Erpach” and the Pfalzgrafen bei Rhein[330]m (before 29 Jun 1384) SCHONETTE Raugräfin, daughter of RUPRECHT [IV] Raugraf von Altenbaumburg & his wife Katharina --- (-after 1390).  “Schonette Rugreven frauwe von Erpach” acknowledged payments from “Dietrich und Cunrad gebruder herren zu Bickinbach” by charter dated 29 Jun 1384[331].  “Schencke Johann herre von Erpach” donated property to Mosau, for “...myner huzfrauwen Schonet Rugrefen...”, by charter dated 1390[332].  Johann & his wife had children: 

a)         children .  “Schencke Johann herre von Erpach” donated property to Mosau, for “...myner kynde”, by charter dated 1390[333]

b)         WALPURGIS von Erbach (-after 24 Aug 1418).  A charter dated 24 Aug 1418 records a dispute between “Schenck Conrad Here von Erpach” and “Hadamar Here zu Labar” concerning property inherited from “siner Hußfrauwen Schenck Hansen seligen [...Schenck Conrads Gebruder] Dochter[334]m HADAMAR Herr von Laber, son of ---. 

2.         KONRAD von Erbach (-1423).  Canon at Würzburg.  “Schencke Johann herre von Erpach” donated property to Mosau, for “...myns bruders Schenke Conrad dumherren zu Wyrczburg, ,yner kynde”, by charter dated 1390[335].  A charter dated 20 Dec 1396 records an alliance between “Schenck Eberhart der Elter herre zu Erpach, Schenck Hans und Schenck Conrad herren von Erpach, gebruder, Schenck Eberhart der Junge herre von Erpach und Schenck Conrad der Junge herre zu Erpach” and the Pfalzgrafen bei Rhein[336]m AGNES von Erbach, daughter of EBERHARD Schenck von Erbach-Michelstadt & his wife ---.  A charter dated 1412 records that “Eberhart der junge Here von Erppach sine elste Dochter Angnesen” married “Schenk Conrat Heren von Erppach[337]Her parentage and marriage are also indicated by the following document: a charter dated 1425 names [her brother] “Schenk Otto Herr zu Erpach...als etwa der edel Schenk Conrad Herr zu Erpach mein Swager[338]Konrad & his wife had one child: 

a)         PHILIPP von Erbach (-before Aug 1462).  “Schenck Philips Herr von Erpach und Luckard geborn Frawe von Eppenstein sein...Gemahel” donated property to Michelstadt by charter dated 1454[339].  An epitaph at Michelstadt records the death 1461 “auf S. Sebastian Tag“ of “Schenck Philipps Herr zu Erbach[340]m LUCKARD von Eppstein, daughter of EBERHARD Herr von Eppstein und Königstein & his wife --- von Cronberg (-after Aug 1462).  Schenck Philips Herr von Erpach und Luckard geborn Frawe von Eppenstein sein...Gemahel” donated property to Michelstadt by charter dated 1454[341].  “Luckart von Eppenstein Schenkin von Erbach” confirmed donations to Michelstadt made by “unserm...Hußwirt seligen Schenck Philips Heren von Erpach” by charter dated late Aug 1462[342]

-        SCHENKEN von ERBACH-FÜRSTENAU

3.         MARGARETA von Erbach (-after 1 Jul 1380).  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “schenke Cunrad von Erpach der Elter” granting dower to “sine...hussfrauwe Greten...htmhter schenken Cunrad von Erpach...schenke Rauch” by charter dated 24 Mar 1366[343].  The testament of “Margrede die Schenkin von Erpach frauwe zum Hirßhorne”, dated 1 Jul 1380, bequeathed property to “...myner suster Schenke Conrat frauwen...[344]m ([1358/62]) as his second wife, KONRAD [IV] Schenk von Erbach, son of KONRAD [III] Schenk von Erbach & his wife Ida [von Steinach] ([1305/15]-after 15 Jul 1379). 

 

 

 

D.      SCHENKEN von ERBACH-MICHELSTADT

 

 

EBERHARD [IV] von Erbach “senior”, son of --- (-after 27 Feb 1327).  [The following two charters could refer to Eberhard [IV], Eberhard [V] or Eberhard [VI].  “Domini Eberhardi pincerne de Erbach” sealed a charter dated 1283 which records an exchange of property between Steinach and “Hermannum militem de Eicholdesheim[345].  Gerhard Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between the Teutonic Knights and Philippum et Gotfridum de Bikkembach fratres consanguineos nostros” concerning “ecclesia de Roelbach” by charter dated 1291, witnessed by “...Eberhardus Pincerna de Erpach[346].]  “Ebhardus Pincerna senior de Erpach” granted dower to “Elizabet...Frederici quondam dicti heidin bone memorie”, at the request of “avunculi nostri Ulrici dni de Bickinbach...dominus de Clinginberg”, by charter dated 8 Aug 1310[347].  Herr von Michelstadt: Pfalzgraf Ruprecht granted “die Burch unn stat ze Michelstat” to “Eberhart Schenk von Erpach der elter, etwenn Schenk Eberhartes son” by charter dated 20 Oct 1311, sealed by “Ulriches und Gotfrides von Bickenbach, Wernhers von Liebsperch, Chunrats von Weinsperch, Ulriches von Hanaw unn Schenk Eberhartes mines vetern[348].  Heinrich Abbot of Fulda settled disputes between “unsern Magen [...und Oeheim], Schenken Ebirharte dem Alten von Erpach...und Schenken Ebirhart dem Jungen” relating to “Ir Burg ze Rychenburg” by charter dated 10 Aug 1321[349].  “Ulrich von Bickenbach, Starcrat von Bruberg...Arnolt Kreiz von Lindenfels” settled disputes between “greue Rudulue von Wertheim unt schenke Cunrade von Erpach” and “schenke Eberharte dem alten...von Erpach” by charter dated 20 Nov 1324[350].  “Eberhart schenke von Erpach” founded an anniversary at Weinheim for himself and “unser frauwen...Menen von Spanheim” by charter dated 27 Feb 1327[351]

m MENE von Sponheim, daughter of [HEINRICH Graf von Sponheim & his first wife Kunigunde von Bolanden] (-after 27 Feb 1327).  “Eberhart schenke von Erpach” founded an anniversary at Weinheim for himself and “unser frauwen...Menen von Spanheim” by charter dated 27 Feb 1327[352].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not been identified.  Simon names “Graf Heinrich von Spanheim von der Kreuznacher Linie” as her father[353].  This is consistent with her naming her second son Heinrich. 

Eberhard [IV] & his wife had two children: 

1.         EBERHARD von Erbach (-after 1359).  The Teutonic Knights confirmed the sale of property to “Schencken Eberhart...Rauch und Vrawe Uden siner...Wirten...und Schencken Eberharte deme junge und Schencken Henriche sinem Bruder die Schenken Rauchs federen Sone” by charted dated 25 Feb 1333[354].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht confirmed the dower granted “zu Richoldesheim”, which Heinrich “und sin bruder Eberhart mit einander gemutschart haben”, by “Schencke Heinrich von Erpach” to “Annen sine...husfrawe” by charter dated 16 Apr 1357[355].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “die schenke Eberhart und Schencke Heinrich” selling rights “des zehendens zu Burvelden” to “Henne von Erlckheim dem Eltern, vitzdum zu Heydelberg” by charter dated 1359[356]

2.         HEINRICH von Erbach (-24 Jun 1387, bur Michelstadt).  The Teutonic Knights confirmed the sale of property to “Schencken Eberhart...Rauch und Vrawe Uden siner...Wirten...und Schencken Eberharte deme junge und Schencken Henriche sinem Bruder die Schenken Rauchs federen Sone” by charted dated 25 Feb 1333[357].  Karl IV King of Germany rewarded “die Edlen Ebirhard Schencke Conrad Schenck Rauch und Heinrich Schenk Gefettern Schenken von Erbach” for their support against “Gunthern von Swartzburch...” by charter dated mid-May 1349[358].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht confirmed the dower granted “zu Richoldesheim”, which Heinrich “und sin bruder Eberhart mit einander gemutschart haben”, by “Schencke Heinrich von Erpach” to “Annen sine...husfrawe” by charter dated 16 Apr 1357[359].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “die schenke Eberhart und Schencke Heinrich” selling rights “des zehendens zu Burvelden” to “Henne von Erlckheim dem Eltern, vitzdum zu Heydelberg” by charter dated 1359[360].  “Conrad Schencke Rauch von Ertpach und Heinrich Schencke von Ertpach” sold their share “in dem Dorfe zu Celle” to “Hennichin Eybirhartes Sun von Celle” by charter dated 1360[361].  An epitaph at Michelstadt records the death “in ipso festo Johannis” 1387 of “dominus Henricus Pincerna de Erpach[362]m (before 16 Apr 1357) ANNA von Erbach-Erbach, daughter of KONRAD [IV] Schenk von Erbach-Erbach & his first wife Kunigunde von Bruck (-after 17 Jul 1363).  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht confirmed the dower granted “zu Richoldesheim”, which Heinrich “und sin bruder Eberhart mit einander gemutschart haben”, by “Schencke Heinrich von Erpach” to “Annen sine...husfrawe” by charter dated 16 Apr 1357[363].  Pfalzgraf Ruprecht consented to “schencke Heinrich von Erpach” granting property to “Annen sin...husfrawe schencke Conrad von Erpach dochter” by charter dated 17 Jul 1363[364].  Heinrich & his wife had two children: 

a)         EBERHARD von Erbach “der Junge” (-1415).  “Conradus pincerna senior dominus de Erpach”, following the resignation of “Eberhardi filii quondam Henrici pincerne domini de Erpach”, invested “Philippum pincernam de Erpach filium Henrici pincerne quondam domini de Erpach” with “ecclesie parochialis in Wiblingen” by charter dated 1387[365].  “Schencke Conradt der Elter und Schenck Eberth der Junge gevettern herren von Erpach” reached agreement over the building of a wall around Michelstadt by charter dated 27 Mar 1390[366].  “Schenck Johann und Schenck Eberhard Gevettern Herren von Erbach” issued a charter relating to Michelstadt dated 20 Dec 1395[367].  A charter dated 20 Dec 1396 records an alliance between “Schenck Eberhart der Elter herre zu Erpach, Schenck Hans und Schenck Conrad herren von Erpach, gebruder, Schenck Eberhart der Junge herre von Erpach und Schenck Conrad der Junge herre zu Erpach” and the Pfalzgrafen bei Rhein[368]m MARIA von Bickenbach, daughter of DIETRICH von Bickenbach & his wife Agnes von Isenburg-Büdingen.  Simon records her parentage and marriage[369].  Eberhard & his wife had eleven children: 

i)          OTTO von Erbach (-1468).  His parentage is confirmed by the 30 Nov 1440 charter quoted below.  m (30 Nov 1440) as her second husband, AMALIE von Wertheim, widow of WIELAND von Freiburg, daughter of MICHAEL Graf von Wertheim & his wife Sophia von HennebergThe late-16th century Chronik der Grafen von Wertheim names "Sophie, Elisabeth (Klosterfrauen zu Frauenzell unter Wúrzburg lebten anno 1454), Amalia” as the daughters of Michael [I] Graf von Wertheim[370]An anonymous mid-15th century Chronicon Suevico-Bavaricum records that “Wieland von Fridberg” married “gruuff Michel von Wertheim...ein Dochter[371]Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the following document: Dietrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed arranging the marriage of “Wilhelm Grave zu Wertheim...siner Swester Amalien” and “dem Edelen Schenk Otto Herren von Erpach unsern...Bruder” by charter dated 30 Nov 1440[372]

ii)         JOHANN von Erbach (-1458).    

-         SCHENKEN von ERBACH-MICHELSTADT

iii)        DIETRICH von Erbach (-1459).  Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1434. 

iv)       AGNES von Erbach )A charter dated 1412 records that “Eberhart der junge Here von Erppach sine elste Dochter Angnesen” married “Schenk Conrat Heren von Erppach[373]Her parentage and marriage are also indicated by the following document: a charter dated 1425 names [her brother] “Schenk Otto Herr zu Erpach...als etwa der edel Schenk Conrad Herr zu Erpach mein Swager[374]m KONRAD Schenk von Erbach-Fürstenau, son of KONRAD “Rauch” Schenk von Erbach-Fürstenau “der Ältere” & his wife Margareta von Bickenbach (-1423). 

v)        GERHARD von Erbach (-1451).  Canon at Mainz. 

vi)       DIETRICH von Erbach (-1457).  Canon at Mainz and Aschaffenburg. 

vii)      HEINRICH von Erbach (-after 1418).  Teutonic Knight.  Comthur at Prozelten 1418. 

viii)     PHILIPP von Erbach (-1467).  Abbot at Weißenburg. 

ix)       CONSTANZA von Erbach (-1442). 

x)        MARGARETA von Erbach (-1461).  Abbess of Ritzingen 1439. 

xi)       JOHANN von Erbach (-1404). 

b)         PHILIPP von Erbach (-after 1390).  “Conradus pincerna senior dominus de Erpach”, following the resignation of “Eberhardi filii quondam Henrici pincerne domini de Erpach”, invested “Philippum pincernam de Erpach filium Henrici pincerne quondam domini de Erpach” with “ecclesie parochialis in Wiblingen” by charter dated 1387[375]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    HERREN von HOHENFELS

 

 

PHILIPP von Bolanden, son of PHILIPP [I] von Bolanden & his wife Beatrix Wildgräfin (-after 19 Dec 1276).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Herr von Hohenfels.  "Emercho comes Reni et Philippus de Hohenvels" agreed an alliance with Sifried Archbishop of Mainz against "Cunradum comitem Sylvestrem" by charter dated 3 Apr 1236[376].  "Conradus comes Silvestris" settled a dispute between Kloster Otterburg and "Berthramum militem de Lonsheim" by charter dated 1240, witnessed by "Philippus de Hohenvels, Philippus de Valkenstein…"[377].  "Philippus senior de Hohenvels…[et] collateralis nostre Elizabet" sold property at Schimsheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1246, witnessed by "Philippum de Valkenstein consanguineum nostrum…"[378].  "Philippus de Hohinvels" confirmed property at Drechtingshausen and Heimbach for Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1248[379].  "Philippus de Hoenfels" founded a memorial at Kloster Otterburg for himself and "beate memorie…coniugis mee Elizabet" by charter dated 1249, witnessed by "Rubertus gener meus…"[380].  "Philippus de Hoenfels" freed property donated to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "Philippi et Wernheri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 9 Oct 1254, witnessed by "Philipp von Falkenstein…"[381].  "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…"[382].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[383].  “Philippus de Hohinvels” granted property “apud villam Isenheim” to “Heinrico dicto Starthe militi”, in the presence of “filiis nostris Philippo et Johanne”, by charter dated 18 Nov 1276[384].  “Philippus senior de Hohinvels” granted rights to “homines ville nostre Muminheim”, in the presence of “Philippi ac Theoderici filorum nostrorum seniorum...cum Philippo et Johanne filiis nostris junioribus”, by charter dated 19 Dec 1276[385]

m firstly ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-[1246/49]).  "Philippus senior de Hohenvels…[et] collateralis nostre Elizabet" sold property at Schimsheim to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1246, witnessed by "Philippum de Valkenstein consanguineum nostrum…"[386]

m secondly (after 1246) as her second husband, LUKARDIS von Isenburg, widow of HEINRICH [II] von Hanau, daughter of HEINRICH [I] von Isenburg in Cleeberg & his wife --- (-1260 or before).  “Reinardus dictus de Hagenowe” confirmed the donation of property “in Wagghenbuche sita” to Kloster Eberbach made by “dominus Heinricus...patruus meus de Hagenouwe...pari manu domine Lucgardis uxoris sue” by charter dated 1243[387].  “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[388].  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 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"[389].  "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…"[390]

Philipp [I] & his first wife had five children: 

1.         PHILIPP [II] (-[18 Nov 1283/1291]).  "Philippus de Hoenfels" freed property donated to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "Philippi et Wernheri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 9 Oct 1254[391].  "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…"[392].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Lysa nostra collateralis" confirmed that "Philippus et Theodericus de Hoenfels sororii nostri" had relinquished property at Mauchenheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1271[393].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[394].  "Philippus de Hoenfels et Isengardis contectalis nostra" sold property at Lonsfeld to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 28 Feb 1277[395].  "Philippus de Hoenuels et Isengardis collateralis nostra" sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Minzenberg et Gisele uxori sue" by charter dated 18 Nov 1283[396].  He is named as deceased in his widow’s 1291 charter quoted below.  m as her first husband, ISENGARD, daughter of --- (-after 1291).  "Philippus de Hoenfels et Isengardis contectalis nostra" sold property at Lonsfeld to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 28 Feb 1277[397].  "Philippus de Hoenuels et Isengardis collateralis nostra" sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Minzenberg et Gisele uxori sue" by charter dated 18 Nov 1283[398].  "Domina Isengardis relicta quondam domini Philippi de Hoenvels, Wernherus et Hermannus filii eius, Johannes filius dni Johannis de Metis senioris et Agnes filia dicte domine Isengardis uxor…prefati Johannis" sold property "in villa Steden" to "Monsterdreysen" abbey by charter dated 1291[399].  Philipp [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         WERNER von Hohenfels (-before 18 Oct 1306).  "Domina Isengardis relicta quondam domini Philippi de Hoenvels, Wernherus et Hermannus filii eius, Johannes filius dni Johannis de Metis senioris et Agnes filia dicte domine Isengardis uxor…prefati Johannis" sold property "in villa Steden" to "Monsterdreysen" abbey by charter dated 1291[400].  "Wernherum et Hermannum fratres dominos de Hohenvels" and the abbess of Kirsgarten reached agreement concerning property "in villa et in marca Guntheim", donated by "dno Philippo patri eorum quondam de Hohenvels", by charter dated 26 Jul 1295[401].  He is named as deceased in the 18 Oct 1306 charter of his brother Hermann, quoted below. 

b)         HERMANN [I] von Hohenfels (-after 27 Aug 1316).  "Domina Isengardis relicta quondam domini Philippi de Hoenvels, Wernherus et Hermannus filii eius, Johannes filius dni Johannis de Metis senioris et Agnes filia dicte domine Isengardis uxor…prefati Johannis" sold property "in villa Steden" to "Monsterdreysen" abbey by charter dated 1291[402].  "Wernherum et Hermannum fratres dominos de Hohenvels" and the abbess of Kirsgarten reached agreement concerning property "in villa et in marca Guntheim", donated by "dno Philippo patri eorum quondam de Hohenvels", by charter dated 26 Jul 1295[403].  “Juncherre Johannes genant von Mezzen und unsir...vrowe iuncfrou Agnes von Hohenvels” donated property to Otterburg, with the consent of “unserme bulen hern Hermanne von Hohenvels”, by charter dated 20 Feb 1306[404].  It should be noted that Georg Graf von Veldenz and his wife Agnes von Leiningen made arrangements with the same individuals concerning the same property by charter dated 14 Jun 1307.  “Hermannus dominus de Hohenvels” settled disputes about “ville Eichene” by charters dated 10 Mar 1314 and 27 Aug 1316[405]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-before 18 Oct 1306).  “Herman Herre von Hohenvels” granted “minen halben Teil an der Burge Gunthein” to “Grauen Frideriche von Liningen, Johannen sinen...wrtinnen und ir zweiger”, naming “mine wrtinne seligen Elsebeten...mins bruder Wernher seligen”, by charter dated 18 Oct 1306[406]

c)         AGNES (-after 20 Feb 1306).  "Domina Isengardis relicta quondam domini Philippi de Hoenvels, Wernherus et Hermannus filii eius, Johannes filius dni Johannis de Metis senioris et Agnes filia dicte domine Isengardis uxor…prefati Johannis" sold property "in villa Steden" to "Monsterdreysen" abbey by charter dated 1291[407].  “Juncherre Johannes genant von Mezzen und unsir...vrowe iuncfrou Agnes von Hohenvels” donated property to Otterburg, with the consent of “unserme bulen hern Hermanne von Hohenvels”, by charter dated 20 Feb 1306[408]m JOHANN von Mezzen, son of JOHANN von Mezzen & his wife --- (-after 20 Feb 1306). 

2.         WERNER (-[9 Oct 1254/1260]).  "Philippus de Hoenfels" freed property donated to Kloster Otterberg, with the consent of "Philippi et Wernheri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 9 Oct 1254[409]

3.         ENGELBERT (-after 21 Dec 1274).  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[410]

4.         DIETRICH [Dylmann] (-after 1 Oct 1283).  "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…"[411].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Lysa nostra collateralis" confirmed that "Philippus et Theodericus de Hoenfels sororii nostri" had relinquished property at Mauchenheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1271[412].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[413].  “Dilmannus de Hohenvels et Agnes uxor eius” donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 8 Jun 1277[414].  "Theodericus de Hoenuels…cum coniuge nostra Ang." sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Falkenstein" by charter dated 1 Oct 1283[415]m AGNES von Zweibrücken, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes von Eberstein.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   “Dilmannus de Hohenvels et Agnes uxor eius” donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 8 Jun 1277[416].  "Theodericus de Hoenuels…cum coniuge nostra Ang." sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Falkenstein" by charter dated 1 Oct 1283[417].  Dietrich/Dylmann & his wife had children: 

a)         HEINRICH von Hohenfels (-1329).  Herr von Reipoltskirchen.  “Rupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “...Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[418]

-        see below

5.         ELISABETH (-after 21 Dec 1274).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1249 under which her father "Philippus de Hoenfels" founded a memorial at Kloster Otterburg for himself and "beate memorie…coniugis mee Elizabet", witnessed by "Rubertus gener meus…"[419].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Elizabeth collateralis mea" donated property at Mauchenheim to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 29 Aug 1271[420].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Lysa nostra collateralis" confirmed that "Philippus et Theodericus de Hoenfels sororii nostri" had relinquished property at Mauchenheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1271[421].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[422]m RUPRECHT [II] Raugraf von Altenbaumburg, son of RUPRECHT [I] Raugraf & his wife Hedwig von Eberstein (-after 21 Dec 1274). 

Philipp [I] & his [second] wife had three children: 

6.         PHILIPP [III] (-after 24 Mar 1297).  The 18 Nov 1276 and 19 Dec 1276 charters quoted below suggest that the younger Philipp, given the same name as his brother Philipp [II], and his brother Johann may have been born from their father’s second marriage.  “Philippus de Hohinvels” granted property “apud villam Isenheim” to “Heinrico dicto Starthe militi”, in the presence of “filiis nostris Philippo et Johanne”, by charter dated 18 Nov 1276[423].  “Philippus senior de Hohinvels” granted rights to “homines ville nostre Muminheim”, in the presence of “Philippi ac Theoderici filorum nostrorum seniorum...cum Philippo et Johanne filiis nostris junioribus”, by charter dated 19 Dec 1276[424].  “Philippus de Hoenuels junior” donated property “in terminis ville Isenheim” to Mainz St. Agnes by charter dated 21 Jan 1288[425]

7.         JOHANN (-after 20 Apr 1295).  “Philippus de Hohinvels” granted property “apud villam Isenheim” to “Heinrico dicto Starthe militi”, in the presence of “filiis nostris Philippo et Johanne”, by charter dated 18 Nov 1276[426].  “Philippus senior de Hohinvels” granted rights to “homines ville nostre Muminheim”, in the presence of “Philippi ac Theoderici filorum nostrorum seniorum...cum Philippo et Johanne filiis nostris junioribus”, by charter dated 19 Dec 1276[427].  “Johannes natus...quondam Philippi de Hohenuels” noted his rights in “advocacia in villa Armesheim” by charter dated 2 Jan 1284[428].  “Johannes junior de Hohenvels” confirmed the grant of property to the heirs of “quondam Jacobi dicti zeme Lorzwilre” made by “quondam Philippus senior pater et dominus meus pie memorie” by charter dated 20 Apr 1295[429]

8.         LUKARDIS von Hohenfels (-[1286]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Her name suggests that Lukardis was born from her father’s second marriage.  "Philippus de Bolandia" freed the property of Kloster Otterberg at Herbisheim, with the consent of "Lukardis collateralis mee", by charter dated 29 Mar 1263[430].  "Lukardis relicta…domini Philippi quondam de Bolandis" sold property at Albisheim to "Herdegeno militi de Offenheim", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Iohannis et Philippi…infra legitime discretionis annos", by charter dated 2 Nov 1282 which names "Albertum de Schenkenberg, Henricum comitem de Spanheim…generos nostros" as fiduciaries[431]Luggardis relicta nobilis quondam Philippi de Bolandia” donated property “in villa nostra Albesheim” to Zell St Philipp, for the anniversary of “Philippi quondam nostri felicis recordationis mariti”, by charter dated early Feb 1284[432]m PHILIPP [II] Herr von Bolanden, son of WERNER [IV] von Bolanden & his first wife Kunigunde von Leiningen (-19 Jun 1276). 

 

 

Two brothers.  Their parents have not been identified, although the chronology suggests that they were sons of Hermann [I] von Hohenfels who is named above. 

1.         HERMANN [II] von Hohenfels (-[19 May 1331/10 Aug 1332]).  Herman und Wernher gebrudere von Hoinvels unn unsir suster Jutte zu eine male eliche frauwe unsirs [...seligen] vederin Heinrichis von Hoinvels” confirmed the sale of property “zu Morsheim” to Syon monastery by charter dated 26 Jun 1330[433]Hermannus dominus in Hohenfels” donated property to Otterburg by charter dated 1330, sealed by “Wernheri fratris nostri de Hohenfels et domini Jacobi abbatis de Munster avunculi nostri[434].  “Herman Herr zu Hohenfels” confirmed property to Otterburg, naming “Kunegunt selge unsir...frauwe...geystlichen herren unsir brudere Wernhern fon Hohenfels und Philips von Oppinheim”, by charter dated 19 May 1331[435].  Hermann presumably died before 10 Aug 1332, the date of his sons’ charter quoted below.  m KUNIGUNDE, daughter of --- (-[25 Jul 1330/19 May 1331]).  “Herman Herre zu Hohinfels und unser...frauwe Kunigunt” confirmed certain property to Otterburg by charter dated 25 Jul 1330[436].  “Herman Herr zu Hohenfels” confirmed property to Otterburg, naming “Kunegunt selge unsir...frauwe...geystlichen herren unsir brudere Wernhern fon Hohenfels und Philips von Oppinheim”, by charter dated 19 May 1331[437].  Hermann [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         WERNER von Hohenfels (-[15 Dec 1357/23 Feb 1360]).  The monks des closters zu sante Mariendale” renounced property “zu Osstein” in favour of Hochheim monastery, with the consent of “hern Wernhern und junchern Hermannen vun Hohinfels gebrudir unde junchirn Cunraden, hern Heinrich selgen sun vun Hohenfels”, by charter dated 10 Aug 1332[438]Wernher und Herman und Johan hern Hermans son, Herren zu Hoenfels” sold property, including “daz man nante der Jungen gut von Hoenfels” inherited by “unser Wernher und Hermans brudere und unser Johans federe”, to “Heinrich zum Jungen burger zu Meintz”, by charter dated 15 Dec 1357[439].  Werner presumably died before 23 Feb 1360, the date of his brother’s charter quoted below in which he is not named. 

b)         HERMANN [III] von Hohenfels (-after 21 Jan 1372).  The monks des closters zu sante Mariendale” renounced property “zu Osstein” in favour of Hochheim monastery, with the consent of “hern Wernhern und junchern Hermannen vun Hohinfels gebrudir unde junchirn Cunraden, hern Heinrich selgen sun vun Hohenfels”, by charter dated 10 Aug 1332[440]Wernher und Herman und Johan hern Hermans son, Herren zu Hoenfels” sold property, including “daz man nante der Jungen gut von Hoenfels” inherited by “unser Wernher und Hermans brudere und unser Johans federe”, to “Heinrich zum Jungen burger zu Meintz”, by charter dated 15 Dec 1357[441]Hermann herre zu Hohinfels unde Heinrich von Hohinfels herre zu Ripoltskirchen” granted property “in Hocheim” to “Dyrolf der riddir von Wormisse” by charter dated 23 Feb 1360[442]Herman herre zu Hohinfels und Johan unser son” accepted the allegiance of “Peter von Selfin” by charter dated 4 Dec 1368[443].  “Herman Herr zu Hohenfels und Johan unser Son" sold “unser...Dorff Ingelnheim” to “Hern Conrat Lantschade” by charter dated 21 Jan 1372[444]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Hermann’s wife has not been identified.  Hermann [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHANN von HohenfelsWernher und Herman und Johan hern Hermans son, Herren zu Hoenfels” sold property, including “daz man nante der Jungen gut von Hoenfels” inherited by “unser Wernher und Hermans brudere und unser Johans federe”, to “Heinrich zum Jungen burger zu Meintz”, by charter dated 15 Dec 1357[445].  “Herman herre zu Hohinfels und Johan unser son” accepted the allegiance of “Peter von Selfin” by charter dated 4 Dec 1368[446].  “Herman Herr zu Hohenfels und Johan unser Son" sold “unser...Dorff Ingelnheim” to “Hern Conrat Lantschade” by charter dated 21 Jan 1372[447].

-         HERREN zu HOHENFELS[448]

2.         WERNER von Hohenfels (-after 19 May 1331).  Herman und Wernher gebrudere von Hoinvels unn unsir suster Jutte zu eine male eliche frauwe unsirs [...seligen] vederin Heinrichis von Hoinvels” confirmed the sale of property “zu Morsheim” to Syon monastery by charter dated 26 Jun 1330[449]Hermannus dominus in Hohenfels” donated property to Otterburg by charter dated 1330, sealed by “Wernheri fratris nostri de Hohenfels et domini Jacobi abbatis de Munster avunculi nostri[450].  “Herman Herr zu Hohenfels” confirmed property to Otterburg, naming “Kunegunt selge unsir...frauwe...geystlichen herren unsir brudere Wernhern fon Hohenfels und Philips von Oppinheim”, by charter dated 19 May 1331[451]

 

 

HEINRICH von Hohenfels, son of DIETRICH [Dylmann] von Hohenfels & his wife Agnes von Zweibrücken (-1329).  Herr von Reipoltskirchen.  “Rupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “...Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[452].  “Henricus de Hohenvels dictus de Rypoldeskirchen” donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1299[453].  “Heinricus de Rippelskirchen miles natus quondam domini Thilmanni de Hohenwels” donated a serf to Worms St Martin by charter dated 21 Feb 1305[454].  “Heynricus de Hohinvels” decided that, if “Conradus comes Irsutus et sua legitima Alheydis comitissa noster socer et socrus” died, he would not “ex parte Iutte nostre legitime” requests rights “ad castrum Nouuinmbombourg” from “Godefridum et Heinricum fratres” by charter dated 19 Mar 1307[455]

m (before 19 Mar 1307) JUTTA Raugräfin, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Raugraf von Altenbaumburg & his wife Adelheid von Sayn (-after 26 Jun 1330).  “Heynricus de Hohinvels” decided that, if “Conradus comes Irsutus et sua legitima Alheydis comitissa noster socer et socrus” died, he would not “ex parte Iutte nostre legitime” requests rights “ad castrum Nouuinmbombourg” from “Godefridum et Heinricum fratres” by charter dated 19 Mar 1307[456]Herman und Wernher gebrudere von Hoinvels unn unsir suster Jutte zu eine male eliche frauwe unsirs [...seligen] vederin Heinrichis von Hoinvels” confirmed the sale of property “zu Morsheim” to Syon monastery by charter dated 26 Jun 1330[457].

Heinrich & his wife had children: 

1.         KONRAD [I] von Hohenfels (-before 23 Feb 1360).  The monks des closters zu sante Mariendale” renounced property “zu Osstein” in favour of Hochheim monastery, with the consent of “hern Wernhern und junchern Hermannen vun Hohinfels gebrudir unde junchirn Cunraden, hern Heinrich selgen sun vun Hohenfels”, by charter dated 10 Aug 1332[458].  Konrad [I] had presumably died before 23 Feb 1360, the date of the charter of his presumed son Heinrich quoted below.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Konrad’s wife has not been identified.  Konrad [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH von Hohenfels (-after 23 Feb 1360).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, but his name and the chronology indicate that he was presumably the son of Konrad [I] von Hohenfels.  Herr von Hohenfels und Reipoltskirchen.  Hermann herre zu Hohinfels unde Heinrich von Hohinfels herre zu Ripoltskirchen” granted property “in Hocheim” to “Dyrolf der riddir von Wormisse” by charter dated 23 Feb 1360[459]

b)         KONRAD [II] von Hohenfels (-1391).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although the chronology indicates that Konrad [II] was unlikely to have been the same person as Konrad [I], the most likely explanation being that the latter was father of the former.  Presumably Konrad [II] succeeded his older brother Heinrich.  Herr von Hohenfels und Reipoltskirchen.  m IDA von Erbach-Erbach, daughter of EBERHARD [VIII] Schenk von Erbach-Erbach & his wife Elisabeth von Katzenelnbogen (-before 21 May 1416).  “Else von Kaczenelnbogen frauwe zu Erpach” donated property to the Franciscans at Dieburg, with the consent of “myn...kinden Margreden greuin zu Ebirstein, Schenck Ebirharten herren zu Erpach und Yden von Hoenfels frauwen zu Rippoltskirchen”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1381[460].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document:  “Schenk Eberhart herre zu Erpach, Wilhelm graue zu Eberstein und Eberhart von Hohenfels herre zu Reipoltzkirchen” agreed to hold jointly property inherited from “unßer...muter und anefrawen seliger” by charter dated 21 May 1416[461].  The primary source which names her husband has not been identified.  However, the later succession of her son Eberhard indicates that he was presumably Konrad [II].  Konrad [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          EBERHARD von Hohenfels (-before 1430).  “Schenk Eberhart herre zu Erpach, Wilhelm graue zu Eberstein und Eberhart von Hohenfels herre zu Reipoltzkirchen” agreed to hold jointly property inherited from “unßer...muter und anefrawen seliger” by charter dated 21 May 1416[462]

-         HERREN zu REIPOLTSKIRCHEN[463]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    LEININGEN

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von LEININGEN

 

 

The first dynasty of the Grafen von Leiningen was studied in the late 19th century by Brinckmeier who cites numerous primary sources[464].  The difficulty with the Brinckmeier study is that his sources cited simply do not justify his reconstruction of the early generations of the family, which has been largely adopted by Europäische Stammtafeln and other secondary sources.  Combined with information from other sources to which he does not refer, a complete reassessment has therefore been necessary as shown below. 

 

 

1.         EMICH (-after 30 Jun [782/83]).  "Amicho" donated property "in pago Wormat. in Linunga marca" to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 30 Jun [782/83][465].  His name, and the location of the property donated, suggests that Emich may have been the ancestor of the later Grafen von Leiningen. 

 

 

1.         EMICH [I] (-after 1131).  The family relationship, if any, between Graf Emich [I] and the three earlier counts of this name shown in Part B above has not been traced, although the common name and references to Wormsgau suggest that there was a close connection.  "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"[466]Graf von Leiningen:  "…Emercho comes de Liningen…" signed the charter dated 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Mainz cathedral[467].  "…Emicho comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of "villa Woverebach…in pago Wetereiba in comitatu Bertoldi comitis de Nuringe" to Mainz[468].  There is no indication of the date when Graf Emich [I] died, nor whether some of the later resources listed here, or the earlier sources listed below under Graf Emich [II], applied to him or to Emich [II]. 

 

2.         EMICH [II] (-after 1179).  Graf von Leiningen"…Emicho comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 1143 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Disibodenberg "per manum comitis Simsonis advocati ecclesie sancti Disibodi"[469].  "Comites:…Emmisso de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 23 Jul 1144 under which "Henricus dux Saxonie" confirmed the privileges of Kloster Bursfeld[470].  "…Comes Emicho de Liningen…" 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"[471].  "Emichos comes de Liningen, Regenbodo de Lobendenborg" witnessed the charter datd to [1149] under which "dominus Eckardus abbas de Sunnesheim" donated property "in…Hagenauwe" to Otterberg[472]The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Emicho comes de Lynengen…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[473].  "Emicho…comes de Liningen" confirmed his advocatiam over Kloster Hegen by charter dated 1158, witnessed by "Hermannus, Eberhardus, Fridericus filii mei"[474].  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[475].  “Emico comes de Liningen et filius eius Everardus, Gerlacus comes de Nuenburc, Emico comes hirsutus, Folmarus comes de Castello et filii eius Folmarus et Hugo, Theodoricus comes de Homberc, Warnerus de Bolandia et filius eius Philippus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172/1181 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[476]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…"[477]"Emicho comes de Liningun et filius eius Eberhardus…" witnessed a charter of the bishop of Worms dated to [1173][478].  "Emicho…comes de Lyningen et consors mea Elisa et pueri mei Eberhardus et Fridericus" confirmed donations to Zell church by charter dated 1179[479].  According to Brinckmeier, Graf Emich witnessed a charter dated 1189 under which Heinrich VI King of Germany granted the advocatiam of Sittum to the bishop of Worms[480].  It is more likely that this entry refers to Graf Emich [III] than Graf Emich [II].  m ELISA, daughter of --- (-after 1179).  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[481].  "Emicho…comes de Lyningen et consors mea Elisa et pueri mei Eberhardus et Fridericus" confirmed donations to Zell church by charter dated 1179[482].  Graf Emich [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HERMANN (-[1159/73]).  "Emicho…comes de Liningen" confirmed his advocatiam over Kloster Hegen by charter dated 1158, witnessed by "Hermannus, Eberhardus, Fridericus filii mei"[483].  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[484]

b)         EBERHARD (-after 1179).  "Emicho…comes de Liningen" confirmed his advocatiam over Kloster Hegen by charter dated 1158, witnessed by "Hermannus, Eberhardus, Fridericus filii mei"[485].  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[486].  “Emico comes de Liningen et filius eius Everardus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172/1181 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[487].  "Emicho comes de Liningun et filius eius Eberhardus…" witnessed a charter of the bishop of Worms dated to [1173][488].  "Emicho…comes de Lyningen et consors mea Elisa et pueri mei Eberhardus et Fridericus" confirmed donations to Zell church by charter dated 1179[489]

c)         FRIEDRICH [I] (-[1190/28 Apr 1193]).  "Emicho…comes de Liningen" confirmed his advocatiam over Kloster Hegen by charter dated 1158, witnessed by "Hermannus, Eberhardus, Fridericus filii mei"[490].  Graf Emich donated property to Kloster Höningen, with the consent of "collateralis meæ Elisæ et filiis meis Hermanno, Eberhardo, Friderico", by charter dated 1159[491].  "Emicho…comes de Lyningen et consors mea Elisa et pueri mei Eberhardus et Fridericus" confirmed donations to Zell church by charter dated 1179[492]Graf von Leiningen.  "Fridericus comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Apr 1189 under which Emperor Friedrich I an exchange of property "in Grevenhusen et in Mettenbach et in Rodenbach" for the bishop of Strasbourg[493].  "…Der edele von Liningen grave Friderich…" is named among those who accompanied Ludwig III Landgraf of Thuringia on crusade in 1190[494]"Comes Fridericus de Lyninge, Sifridus de Runchele, Crafto de Bilestein, Godebertus de Lyningen…" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which Gottfried Abbot of Trier St. Euchar confirmed the foundation of “capellam in minore Vilmere” by “comitis Friderici de Lyninge[495]

 

 

Two possible brothers.  The source dated 31 Mar 1205 quoted below states that Graf Friedrich [II] von Leiningen was "fratruelis" of Graf Emich [III], and that Friedrich was the junior count.  The term “fratruelis” usually indicates nephew, in the sense of brother’s son.  The precise chronology of the lives of Emich [III] and Friedrich [II] is difficult to ascertain.  Emich [III] could have been the son of one of the three brothers who are shown above as sons of Emich [II].  Another possibility is that Emich and Friedrich were first cousins, rather than uncle/nephew, assuming that “fratruelis” can be interpreted in a broader sense, in which case Friedrich [II] would have been the son of another of those three brothers. 

1.         EMICH [III] (-after 2 Jun 1208).  Graf von Leiningen.  According to Brinckmeier, Graf Emich witnessed a charter dated 1189 under which Heinrich VI King of Germany granted the advocatiam of Sittum to the bishop of Worms[496].  It is more likely that this entry refers to Graf Emich [III] than Graf Emich [II].  "…Emmecho com. de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 28 Apr 1193 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed the properties of Springiersbach abbey[497]Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed the sale of "villam…Hillensheim…de manu nostra iure feodali comes habuit de Liningen" by "Hellingero de Frankenstein" to Kloster Hemmenrode by charter dated 19 Jul 1195[498]"…Embrecho comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 20 Jan 1197 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the property of Kloster Arnstein[499].  "Emicho comes de Liningen et Fridericus fratruelis meus comes iunior" confirmed the charter dated 31 Mar 1205 under which "Conradum filum Merbodonis militis de Wartenberg" granted dower to his wife[500].  "…Emicho comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 2 Jun 1208 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the privileges and properties of Neuburg abbey[501]

2.         [--- .]  m ---.  Four children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH [II] (-[10 Mar 1217/1220])Graf von Leiningen.  "Alberhardis nobilis comitissa de Cleberc marito et liberius orbata" donated “ius patronatus ecclesie b. Martini in Buckenheim” to Kloster Wadgassen, on the advice of “fratris sui Friderici comitis de Liningen”, by charter dated 24 Nov 1196[502].  "Emicho comes de Liningen et Fridericus fratruelis meus comes iunior" confirmed the charter dated 31 Mar 1205 under which "Conradum filum Merbodonis militis de Wartenberg" granted dower to his wife[503]"Comes Fridericus de Leiningen…comes Fridericus de Saraponte" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1210 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus comes de Zolre qui et Burggravius de Nurenberg" to the church of Speyer[504].  "…Fridericus comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 5 Sep 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany donated property to the Teutonic Knights[505].  "…Comes Fridericus de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 29 May 1215 under which Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed donations to Kloster Otterberg[506].  "…Comes Fridericus de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 8 Jul 1215 under which Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed property of Kloster Hirsau[507].  "…Comes Fridericus de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 6 Sep 1215 under which Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed property of the hospital St Maria in "Lutram"[508].  "Fridericus Comes de Liningen…" witnessed the charter dated 1216 under which "domina Ida de Mencingen" donated property "in mencingen et in Owensheim" to Kloster Maulbronn[509]"Fridericus comes de Liningen" confirmed a donation to Kloster Otterberg made by "Bertholfus de Gerswilre" by undated charter, witnessed by "Gerhardus comes Irsutus, Fridericus de Frankenstein…", confirmed by Emperor Friedrich II by charter dated 10 Mar 1217[510]He was a Minnesang[511]m GERTRUD von Habsburg, daughter of [ALBRECHT [III] Graf von Habsburg & his wife Ita von Pfullendorf].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Ruodolfum et comitissam de Linigen" as the children of "Alberctus per Itam cometissam de Pfullendorf, filiam sororis ducis Welph"[512].  Brinckmeier cites a charter dated 1220 under which Gertrud "widow", after the death of "ihres Gemahls des Grafen Friedrich von Leiningen", donated property "in partibus Logane" which belonged to her husband and now belonged to "Herrn Friedrich ehedem genannt von Hartenburg nun Grafen von Leiningen" to Limburg church[513]

b)         LIUTGARDE (-1239 or after)"Comes Simon de Sarbrucken et uxor eius Lutgardis" granted the church of Boekenheim to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated 1196[514].  "Hanricus comes de Duobus Pontibus et Albertus S. Paulini in Treviri prepositus et Symon comes de Sarbricken et mater eius Lucardis comitissa" confirmed the donation of land at Putzerburg to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated to before 1212[515].  "Lucardis comitissa de Sarbrucken assensu filii mei Simonis comitis" donated property to Kloster Wadegozingen, for the soul of "viri mei bonæ memoriæ Simonis comitis patris supra dicti Simonis et cæterorum liberorum meorum", by charter dated 1218[516].  "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[517].  "Lucardis comitissa de Wide…mater Simonis comitis de Sarbrucken" donated the church of Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen by charter dated 1220[518].  "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[519].  "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[520]"Lucardis comitissa de Sarebrugen…cum sororibus nostris Alverade quondam comitissa de Cleberc et Elysa quondam etiam comitissa de Nassowe" donated property to Limburg church by charter dated 1235[521]m firstly (before 1180) SIMON [II] Graf von Saarbrücken, son of SIMON [I] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Mechtild ---.  1183/1207.  m secondly LOTHAR Graf von Wied, son of DIETRICH Graf von Wied & his wife --- (-1 Mar, after 5 Mar 1243). 

c)         ALVERADIS (-after 1235).  Ulrich Provost at Worms confirmed the donation of Bockenheim church to Kloster Wadgassen made by "comes Simon de Saarbrucken et uxor eius Lutgardis…[et] comitissa Alberadis de Cleberc soror prenominate comitisse, marito et liberis orbata zelo pietatis agitata" by charter dated 1196[522].  Wegener speculates that the husband of Alveradis was an older brother of Friedrich [VI] Graf von Kleeberg and assumes that his name must have been Siegfried[523].  This appears to be a reasonable speculation but there appears to be no proof that it is correct.  One difficulty is the absence of a reference to a second son from the donation of his supposed mother Euphemia.  "Alberhardis nobilis comitissa de Cleberc marito et liberius orbata" donated “ius patronatus ecclesie b. Martini in Buckenheim” to Kloster Wadgassen, on the advice of “fratris sui Friderici comitis de Liningen”, by charter dated 24 Nov 1196[524]"Lucardis comitissa de Sarebrugen…cum sororibus nostris Alverade quondam comitissa de Cleberc et Elysa quondam etiam comitissa de Nassowe" donated property to Limburg church by charter dated 1235[525][m [SIEGFRIED] Graf von Peilstein-Kleeberg, son of SIEGFRIED [II] Graf von Mörle und Kleeberg & his wife Euphemia --- (-before 24 Nov 1196).] 

d)         ELISABETH (-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…"[526]Gräfin von Schaumburg.  "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[527].  "Lucardis comitissa de Sarebrugen…cum sororibus nostris Alverade quondam comitissa de Cleberc et Elysa quondam etiam comitissa de Nassowe" donated property to Limburg church by charter dated 1235[528]The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 20 Jun of "Elizabetis comitisse de Nassauwe, que legavit nobis elemosinam bonam"[529]m (before 1169) RUPRECHT [III] "der Streitbare" Graf von Nassau, son of ARNOLD [II] Graf von Nassau & his wife --- (-in Palestine 1191 or after). 

 

 

1.         [SIEGFRIED (-after 1 Apr 1214).  Graf von Leiningen.  "Sifridus comes de Liningen, Simon comes de Saraponte…" witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1214 under which Friedrich II King of Germany granted protection to the churches of Rodenkirchen and Hagene[530].  No other reference has been found to this person.  It is not known whether "Sifridus" in this document is an error for "Fridericus".] 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von LEININGEN (SAARBRÜCKEN)

 

 

FRIEDRICH [III] von Saarbrücken, son of SIMON [II] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Luitgard von Leiningen (-1237).  Graf von Saarbrücken.  "Comes Fridericus de Leiningen…comes Fridericus de Saraponte" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1210 under which Emperor Otto IV confirmed the donation made by "Cunradus comes de Zolre qui et Burggravius de Nurenberg" to the church of Speyer[531]Graf von Leiningen.  Brinckmeier cites a charter dated 1220 under which Gertrud "widow", after the death of "ihres Gemahls des Grafen Friedrich von Leiningen", donated property "in partibus Logane" which belonged to her husband and now belonged to "Herrn Friedrich ehedem genannt von Hartenburg nun Grafen von Leiningen" to Limburg church[532].  Heinrich von Saarbrücken Bishop of Worms names "Fridericus frater noster, successor Friderici comitis pie memorie avunculi nostre" in a charter dated 1221[533]"Fridericus comes de Liningen" donated his part of the church at Blidersdorf to Kloster Wadegozingen (Wadgass), with the advice of "cognati mei domini Walrami ducis de Limburgh et…fratris mei Symonis comitis de Sarbrucken…mater mea Lucardis", and with the consent of "collateralis meæ et liberorum meorum", by charter dated 1223[534].  "Wernherus de Bolandia…cum fratre meo Philippo" renounced rights over property of Kloster Ottenberg "in Bertolviswilre" by charter dated Jun 1227, witnessed by "…comite Friderico de Liningen, Godelberto de Liningen…"[535]

m [firstly] (before [1202/05]) [AGNES] von Eberstein, daughter of EBERHARD [III] Graf von Eberstein & his wife Kunigunde [von Andechs-Merano] ([1185/87]-).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 29 Aug 1227 under which her son "Symon comes de Dauborc" recorded his peace agreement with "domino Johanne Metensi episcopo" and named "dominum Evrardum de Vrestein avunculum meum"[536].  Given the marriage date of her parents, she must have been one of their older children as her son´s marriage is estimated to 1224.  Fridericus comes de Liningin...et uxoris nostre Agnetis...et liberorum nostrorum” donated property to the Teutonic Order by charter dated 30 Nov 1221[537]Brinckmeier quotes a charter of "Emichs IV und Friedrichs III" dated 10 Mar 1263 which refers to "post obitum nobilis domine Agnetis comitisse"[538].  If the speculation about Friedrich’s second marriage is correct, these documents could refer to his second wife. 

[m secondly [AGNES] von Zollern, daughter of KONRAD III Burggraf von Nürnberg & his [first wife Clementia ---] (-[18 Feb 1251/10 Mar 1263]).  Her supposed parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1262 under which [her son] "Bertholdus…Babenbergensis ecclesie episcopus" conferred property of "avunculus noster Ch. Burgravius de Nurenberch" on "avunculus noster Fridericus Burgravius de Nurenberch"[539].  This conclusion assumes that "avunculus" should be interpreted in this document in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  The likelihood of this second marriage is also indicated by the probable date of birth of Graf Friedrich´s [first] wife, and bearing in mind the chronology of the careers of his younger children.  A charter dated 18 Feb 1251 records a dispute between Otterberg and "Heinricus…Spirensis electus, E--- comes de Liningen et --- relicta quondam Friderici comitis de Liningen" concerning property "apud Bockenheim"[540].  Brinckmeier quotes a charter of "Emichs IV und Friedrichs III" dated 10 Mar 1263 which refers to "post obitum nobilis domine Agnetis comitisse"[541].] 

Graf Friedrich & his [first] wife had two children: 

1.         SIMON ([1202/05]-[16 Mar 1234/1236]).  "Symon comes de Dauborc" recorded his peace agreement with "domino Johanne Metensi episcopo", including his marriage with "filiam fratris sui G. domini de Asperomonte", with the consent of "patris mei F. comitis de Lynengen", by charter dated 29 Aug 1227, which refers to "uxore mea comitissa de Dauborc defuncta" and named "dominum Evrardum de Vrestein avunculum meum"[542].  His date of birth is estimated from the likely date of birth of his mother and his own marriage date.  "Simon comes de Dauborc" agreed peace with the bishop of Metz by charter dated 16 Mar 1233 (O.S.) which names "uxoris mee quam habueram, comitisse de Dauborc filie Alberti comitis"[543]m (1224 before Sep) as her third husband, GERTRUD von Dagsburg, widow firstly of THIBAUT I Duke of Lorraine, repudiated wife secondly of THIBAUT IV Comte de Champagne [later TEOBALDO I King of Navarre], daughter of ALBERT [II] Graf von Dagsburg & his wife Gertrud von Baden ([May 1205/mid-1206]-before 19 Mar 1225).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Albertus comes Dasburgensis et domnus de Musal…parvulam filiam Gertrudem"[544].  Poull suggests the birth date shown above[545], although it seems likely that Gertrud was born earlier as her mother would have been at least 52 years old in 1205.  The Vitæ Odiliæ names "Gertrudem filiam defuncti comitis [de Moha Albertus]" as wife of "Theobaldus ducis Lotharingie filius"[546].  Richer records that "ducem Lotoringie Theobaldum" was married to "filiam comitis de Daxporc", that he inherited the county through her, that after her first husband died she married "comes…Campanie adhuc adolescens" who in his turn inherited the county, that she was repudiated for sterility by her second husband and married thirdly "comiti de Lignigne", and that after the couple's death soon afterwards there were no heirs to her county which (including "castra…Hernestem et Turquestem, et…opida…Albam et Saleborc") was annexed by "Metensis episcopus Iohannes" but that "frater…dicti comitis defuncti" captured "castrum Daxporc"[547]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gertrudam filiam comitis Alberti Dasburgensis" as wife of "dux Theobaldus natus de filia comitis Barri"[548].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the second marriage in 1220 of "Gertrudem comitissam de Daburc [relictam Theobaldi iuvenis dux Lotharingie]" and "iuvenis comes Theobaldus Campaniensis" and their separation two years later on grounds of consanguinity[549]The Chronicon Ebersheimense names "filie comitis de Dagesburc" as the wife of "comite de Lyningen"[550]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1225 of "Gertrudis…heres unica de Daborch et de…Musacum" recording that she was "novissime…de Linengis comitissa", without naming her third husband[551]Betrothed (29 Aug 1227) to --- d´Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [VI] Seigneur d´Aspremont & his wife Julienne de Rosoy.  "Symon comes de Dauborc" recorded his peace agreement with "domino Johanne Metensi episcopo", including his marriage with "filiam fratris sui G. domini de Asperomonte", with the consent of "patris mei F. comitis de Lynengen", by charter dated 29 Aug 1227[552]

2.         HEINRICH (-28 Feb 1271).  The identity of his mother as Agnes von Eberstein is confirmed by the Jan 1259 charter quoted below in which Heinrich names her brother Otto von Eberstein as his “avunculus”.  Bishop of Speyer 1245.  A charter dated 18 Feb 1251 records a dispute between Otterberg and "Heinricus…Spirensis electus, E--- comes de Liningen et --- relicta quondam Friderici comitis de Liningen" concerning property "apud Bockenheim"[553].  “Henricus...Spirensis electus” confirmed that “avunculus noster Otto de Eberstein” pledged “villam...in Niwenburc” to “Henrico de Liehtenberc consanguineo nostro” by charter dated Jan 1259[554]Heinrich Bishop of Speyer confirmed the sale of property in Walsheim by "frater noster Emicho et fratruelis noster de Liningen comites" by charter dated 23 Sep 1266[555]

Graf Friedrich & his [first/second] wife had six children: 

3.         FRIEDRICH [IV] (-[1249/14 Dec 1254]).  Konrad Bishop of Speyer confirmed the division of territories agreed between “consanguinei nostri Fridericus comes de Leiningen et Emicho frater suus”, the former taking “castrum Hartenberck...” the latter “castrum Franckenstein...”, by charter dated 17 Oct 1232[556].  Berthold Bishop of Strasbourg granted feodo castri de Dagesberg”, held by "bone memorie Symundus frater suus", to "consanguineum nostrum et vasallum Fridericum comitem de Liningen" by charter dated Jun 1239[557].  The family relationship between the bishop (who was the son of Adalbert [II] Herzog von Teck) and Friedrich [IV] Graf von Leiningen has not yet been ascertained.  The Annales Wormatienses name "domni Friderici comitis de Liningen et domni Emichonis fratris sui" in 1249[558]Graf von Leiningen in (part) Dagsburg, Leiningen und Hartenburg.  “Fridericus comes de Liningen” declared that Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine had granted him “castrum de Ulmis”, previously held by [his mother-in-law] “soror eius pie memorie domina Gangerrivi” by charter dated 29 Sep 1242[559]m (before 29 Sep 1242) ADELHEID von Kyburg, daughter of WERNER Graf von Kyburg & his wife Alix [Bertha] de Lorraine.  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 29 Sep 1242 under which [her husband] “Fridericus comes de Liningen” declared that Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine had granted him “castrum de Ulmis”, previously held by [his mother-in-law] “soror eius pie memorie domina Gangerrivi[560].  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[561].  1258.  Graf Friedrich [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         FRIEDRICH [V] (-1316).  "Emecho comes de Liningen et Fridericus fratruelis ipsius iunior comes de Liningen" confirmed sale of revenue from property "in Walesheim" made to Speyer by charter dated 14 Dec 1254[562]Graf von Leiningen.  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[563].  "Emicho, Walramus prepositus Wormaciensis, Bertholdus canonicus Spirensis fratres et Fridericus de Lyningen comites" granted property to "Ioannem filium Cunonis de Durenkeim militis" by charter dated Jun 1256[564]Fridericus comes de Liningen et Fridericus filius noster” confirmed various ecclesiastical rights by charter dated 13 Jan 1285[565].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" made a treaty with "Aleyde filia quondam Emichonis comitis de Liningen patrui nostri…comitissa de Spanheim et ipsius liberis…pueris suis Rudolfum de Alsenbruch et Wildericum de Spanheim milites" by charter dated 1 Jul 1291[566].  “Herman Herre von Hohenvels” granted “minen halben Teil an der Burge Gunthein” to “Grauen Frideriche von Liningen, Johannen sinen...wrtinnen und ir zweiger”, naming “mine wrtinne seligen Elsebeten...mins bruder Wernher seligen”, by charter dated 18 Oct 1306[567]m firstly (before 1268) MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-[1268/70]).  "Emicho et Fridericus comites de Lyningen…Fridericus comes predictus uxorem meam…Mehtildim" donated property at Walsheim to Speyer by charter dated 1268[568]m secondly (before May 1270) JOHANNA von Sponheim, daughter of SIMON [I] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Margareta von Hengebach (-after 1270).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated May 1270 under which "Iohannes nobilis de Spanheim et Adelheidis uxor nostra" exchanged property with "Ingebrandi dicti de Munzichen civis in Crucenachen et Gude uxoris sue", witnessed by "Dni Emechonis soceri nostri ac Frederici sororii nostri comitum de Liningen…"[569]m thirdly (1282) JEANNE d'Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT [VII] Seigneur d'Aspremont et de Dun & his wife Agnes de Coucy (-after 17 Jan 1321)The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Fridericus comes et Iohanna nostra collateralis comitissa de Liningen" granted freedom to "Sendelborne" for Otterberg by charter dated 22 Mar 1304[570].  “Herman Herre von Hohenvels” granted “minen halben Teil an der Burge Gunthein” to “Grauen Frideriche von Liningen, Johannen sinen...wrtinnen und ir zweiger”, naming “mine wrtinne seligen Elsebeten...mins bruder Wernher seligen”, by charter dated 18 Oct 1306[571].  Friedrich [V] & his [first/second] wife had children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH [VI] von Leiningen (-1327).  “Fridericus comes de Liningen et Fridericus filius noster” confirmed various ecclesiastical rights by charter dated 13 Jan 1285[572]Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg

-         GRAFEN von LEININGEN-DAGSBURG

Friedrich [V] & his third wife had children: 

ii)         JOFRIED von Leiningen (-1344).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Graf von Leiningen-Hartenburg

-         GRAFEN von LEININGEN-RIXINGEN

iii)        AGNES von Leiningen (-after 1343)Fridericus comes de Liningen” granted “Agnetem filiam nostram” to “Georgio filio...domini Henrici comitis Veldencie”, specifying her dowry, by charter dated 18 Oct 1288[573].  Considering the marriage date of her parents, the bride must have been a child at the time.  “Georie Greve von Veldenze und Agnese unser...wrtinne” granted rights “uffen Gunthein” to “Grauen Frideriche von Liningen, Johannen siner wrtinnen” by charter dated 14 Jun 1307[574]m (contract 18 Oct 1288) GEORG von Geroldseck Graf von Veldenz, son of HEINRICH von Geroldseck & his second wife Agnes von Veldenz (-1347). 

4.         KUNIGUNDE "Wirnherus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer et Kunegundis sua collateralis" sold "predium nostrum de Jmzwilre" to "domini nostri Heinrici comitis de Seyn" by charter dated 27 Dec 1236[575]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 18 Aug 1278 under which her son Friedrich Bishop of Speyer settled disputes with "Fridericum de Liningen comitem avunculum nostrum", in the presence of "Wernheri de Bolandia fratris nostri…"[576]m (before 27 Dec 1236) as his first wife, WERNER [IV] von Bolanden, son of WERNER [III] von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg (-[25 Jul 1258/Mar 1262])

5.         EMICH [IV] (-[1276/79]).  The Annales Wormatienses name "domni Friderici comitis de Liningen et domni Emichonis fratris sui" in 1249[577]Graf von Leiningen in Landeck. 

-        see below

6.         WALRAM (-after 16 Aug 1284).  "Walramus Wormatiensis ecclesie et S. Guidonis in Spira prepositus" donated property to "Embichoni comiti de Lyningen fratri nostro" by charter dated 1249[578]Provost at Worms cathedral.  "Emicho, Walramus prepositus Wormaciensis, Bertholdus canonicus Spirensis fratres et Fridericus de Lyningen comites" granted property to "Ioannem filium Cunonis de Durenkeim militis" by charter dated Jun 1256[579]"Walramus…prepositus maioris ecclesie Wormat." donated property "in Abenheim" to Otterberg by charter dated 16 Aug 1284, witnessed by "patrui nostri…Fridericus senior et Emicho comites de Liningen"[580].  The reference to "patrui" in the last document is unexplained, unless the donor was a different person, belonging to a later generation, than Walram who is recorded in the sources dated 1249 and Jun 1256. 

7.         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m KUNO Herr von Malberg, Herr von Vinstingen, son of --- (-[1259/62]). 

Graf Friedrich & his [second] wife had [two] children: 

8.         BERTHOLD (-17 May 1285).  Canon at Speyer cathedral 1247.  "Emicho, Walramus prepositus Wormaciensis, Bertholdus canonicus Spirensis fratres et Fridericus de Lyningen comites" granted property to "Ioannem filium Cunonis de Durenkeim militis" by charter dated Jun 1256[581].  Bishop of Bamberg 1257.  "Bertholdus…Babenbergensis ecclesie episcopus" conferred property of "avunculus noster Ch. Burgravius de Nurenberch" on "avunculus noster Fridericus Burgravius de Nurenberch" by charter dated 1262[582].  "Ber[tholdus]…Babenbergensis Episcopus" appointed "consanguineus noster…Fridericus Burcravius de Nurenberc…filia sua Maria" as his heir in various properties, and if she died "aliam Adelheidam", in particular if "Cunradus frater dicti Burcravii" died childless, by charter dated 24 Apr 1262[583]"Bertholdus…Episcopus Babenbergensis" appointed "cognate nostre Elyzabeth uxori eiusdem et Marie filie ipsius" as his heir in property in fiefs held from "consanguineus noster Fridericus Burgravius in Nurenberch", by charter dated 15 Jun 1267[584]These appointments suggest that Berthold may not have had brothers and sisters of the full blood with children, and therefore that the other children of Graf Friedrich who are shown above were probably born from their father´s first marriage.  Berthold Bishop of Bamberg confirmed that "avunculus noster comes Henricus de Kastel et uxor sua Adelhedis matertera nostra" renounced their rights in the property of "avunculi nostri Friderici Burgravii de Nurenberch" and promised not to sell "castra Kastel…et Halleberch" without the permission of "Fr[iderici] de Nurenberch Burgravii soceri sui" by charter dated 1 Sep 1283[585]

9.         EBERHARD .  The Annales Wormatienses record that "Heinricus episcopus" [Heinrich von Saarbrücken Bishop of Worms] introduced "filium fratris sui comitis de Liningen…Eberhardum" into the Dominican order in 1226, adding that he died "in eadem domo" and was buried "in area fratrem ibidem"[586].  1265/1280.  Monk. 

 

 

EMICH [IV] von Leiningen, son of FRIEDRICH [III] von Saarbrücken Graf von Leiningen & his [first] wife [Agnes von Eberstein] (-[1276/79]).  Konrad Bishop of Speyer confirmed the division of territories agreed between “consanguinei nostri Fridericus comes de Leiningen et Emicho frater suus”, the former taking “castrum Hartenberck...” the latter “castrum Franckenstein...”, by charter dated 17 Oct 1232[587].  The Annales Wormatienses name "domni Friderici comitis de Liningen et domni Emichonis fratris sui" in 1249[588]Graf von Leiningen in Landeck.  A charter dated 18 Feb 1251 records a dispute between Otterberg and "Heinricus…Spirensis electus, E--- comes de Liningen et --- relicta quondam Friderici comitis de Liningen" concerning property "apud Bockenheim"[589].  "Emicho comes de Liningen, Bertholdus et Godfridus fratres dicti de Metis in Liningen" confirmed the donation to Kloster Otterberg made by "Marquardus de Rodenbach et uxor sua" by charter dated 1252[590]"Emecho comes de Liningen et Fridericus fratuelis ipsius iunior comes de Liningen" confirmed sale of revenue from property "in Walesheim" made to Speyer by charter dated 14 Dec 1254[591].  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[592].  "Emicho, Walramus prepositus Wormaciensis, Bertholdus canonicus Spirensis fratres et Fridericus de Lyningen comites" granted property to "Ioannem filium Cunonis de Durenkeim militis" by charter dated Jun 1256[593]

m firstly ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-[8 Apr]. 1263 or before).  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[594].  “E. comes de Liningen” donated “molendinum...in Harwesheim” to Zell St Philipp, for the anniversary of “dne Elisabeth collateralis nostre felicis memorie”, by charter dated 2 Feb 1264, witnessed by “Spiren. Epi. Heinrici fratris nostri...fratruelis nostri Friderici comitis de Liningen et Ottonis comitis de Nassauwen generi nostri[595][The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 8 Apr of "Lyse comitisse de Lyningen"[596].] 

m secondly (15 Mar 1265) as her second husband, MARGARETA von Hengebach, widow of SIMON Graf von Sponheim, daughter of EBERHARD [III] von Hengebach & his wife Elisabeth von Hochstaden.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not been identified.  1248/91. 

Graf Emich [IV] & his first wife had four children: 

1.         EMICH [V] von Leiningen (-1289)Graf von Leiningen"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[597]Rudolf I King of Germany granted “oppido...Landowe”, unassigned following the deaths of “quondam Emichonis comitis de Leiningen et...filii sui”, to nobilis vir Otto de Ochsenstein filius sororis nostre” by charter dated Feb 1290 (O.S.?)[598]m as her first husband, KATHERINA von Ochsenstein, daughter of OTTO [III] Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Habsburg.  "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[599].  She married secondly ([3 Jun 1290]) Johann [II] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenberg.  Rudolf I King of Germany pledged “castrum Wer” to "domine Katarine de Ossinsten relicte quondam Emichonis de Liningen consanguinee nostre" as dowry for "Johannem comitem de Sponheim suum maritum" by charter dated 3 Jun 1290[600].  Emich [V] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RUDOLF von Leiningen (-before Feb 1291).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Graf von Leiningen.  Rudolf I King of Germany granted “oppido...Landowe”, unassigned following the deaths of “quondam Emichonis comitis de Leiningen et...filii sui”, to nobilis vir Otto de Ochsenstein filius sororis nostre” by charter dated Feb 1290 (O.S.?)[601]

2.         AGNES von Leiningen (-[Dec 1299/1303]).  A manuscript dated to end 13th/early 14th century records "…Otto et uxor eius Agnes…"[602].  "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[603].  "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[604].  "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[605]m OTTO Graf von Nassau, son of HEINRICH II "der Reiche" Graf von Nassau & his wife Mathilde van Gelre (-[1289/90]). 

3.         ADELHEID von Leiningen (-[1301]).  "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[606].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" made a treaty with "Aleyde filia quondam Emichonis comitis de Liningen patrui nostri…comitissa de Spanheim et ipsius liberis…pueris suis Rudolfum de Alsenbruch et Wildericum de Spanheim milites" by charter dated 1 Jul 1291[607]m ([1265]) JOHANN Graf von Sponheim, son of SIMON [I] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Margareta von Hengebach (-1291). 

4.         KUNIGUNDE von Leiningen (-[May 1302/Jul 1311], bur Saint-Sauveur, Vosges).  Her marriage can be dated from the following: her father committed to helping Ferry Duke of Lorraine except against Henry sire de Blâmont son gendre” by charter dated Jan 1267[608]"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[609].  “Henris sires de Blanmont et Cunegons sa fame” confirmed the donation made to “nostre...ganre Jehans de Bourgongne fiz à noble baron Hugon conte de Bourgongne qui fu” and an exchange of property, naming “nostre fille Marguerite fame audit Jehan”, by charter dated May 1296[610]The testament of “Connigons dame de Blanmont”, dated May 1302, named “messires de Blanmont mes maris.,..ma...fille Marguerite dame de Montagu”, chose burial at “Sainct-Sauvor con dist en Voige”, bequeathed property to “Fedri mon nepveu...ma fille Marguerite...ma fille de Grancé...[611].  In his testament dated Jul 1311, “Hanris sires de Blanmont” divided his territories between “mes enfans Hanri et Emekin” as well as the territories “de part dame Conegon ma feme lor mère, dont Deus ait l’ame[612]m (before Jan 1267) HENRI [I] Seigneur de Blâmont, son of FRIEDRICH von Salm Seigneur de Blâmont & his [second] wife Jeanne de Bar (-1331, after 10 Nov). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von LEININGEN-DAGSBURG

 

 

The following reconstruction is an incomplete outline only, added mainly to show hyperlinks to other families in Medieval Lands.  The primary sources which confirm the family relationships have not been identified unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

FRIEDRICH [VI] von Leiningen, son of FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Leiningen & his [first/second wife Mechtild ---/Johanna von Sponheim] (-1327).  “Fridericus comes de Liningen et Fridericus filius noster” confirmed various ecclesiastical rights by charter dated 13 Jan 1285[613]Graf von Leiningen-DagsburgFriderich und Joffrid Gebrüdere Grafen von Leiningen” divided their territories by charter dated 18 Oct 1317[614]

m (Strasbourg 7 Jul 1286) SOPHIE von Freiburg, daughter of EGINO [II] Graf von Freiburg & his wife Katharina von Lichtenberg (-after late Mar 1335).  Friederich Graf von Leiningen und Julte seine...Wirtine” sold property to Balduin Bishop of Trier by charter dated late Mar 1335, sealed by “Frauen Sophien mines Friederichs Mutter und Friederich dem Thumb-Probst zu Wormbs unserm altesten Sohn...[615]

Friedrich [VI] & his wife had children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH [VII] von Leiningen (-before 1342)Graf von Leiningen-DagsburgFriederich Graf von Leiningen und Julte seine...Wirtine” sold property to Balduin Bishop of Trier by charter dated late Mar 1335, sealed by “Frauen Sophien mines Friederichs Mutter und Friederich dem Thumb-Probst zu Wormbs unserm altesten Sohn...[616]m JUTTA von Isenburg, daughter of JOHANN Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his second wife Oda von Ravensberg.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Friedrich [VII] & his wife had children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH [VIII] von Leiningen (-[3 Mar 1376/19 Jan 1378])Friederich Graf von Leiningen und Julte seine...Wirtine” sold property to Balduin Bishop of Trier by charter dated late Mar 1335, sealed by “Frauen Sophien mines Friederichs Mutter und Friederich dem Thumb-Probst zu Wormbs unserm altesten Sohn...[617]Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg.  “Fridrich der Alte und Fridrich der Junge Gebruder Grauen zu Liningen" sold property “zu Haselach” to “Diether Kammerer Ritter...” by charter dated 12 Apr 1355[618]Fryderich Dumprobest zu Wormetzen unde Fryderich Grauen zu Lynengen gebrudere” issued a charter relating to the altar of St. Katharina dated 31 Oct 1350[619]m (1353 before 9 Aug) as her second husband, MARIE de Châtillon dite de Blois, widow of RAOUL Duke of Lorraine, daughter of GUY de Châtillon Comte de Blois et de Dunois & his wife Marguerite de Valois ([1323]-1363).  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

b)         EMICH [FRIEDRICH [IX]] von Leiningen (-1397).  The two charters quoted under his wife below indicate that Friedrich was originally called Emich.  Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg.  “Fryderich von Lyningen Domprobst zu Wormetse und Fryderich Greve zu Lyningen Gebrudere unde Yolenta Gravynnen zu Lyningen des selben Fryderiches...frauwe” donated property to Hornbach by charter dated 22 Mar 1351[620].  “Fridrich der Alte und Fridrich der Junge Gebruder Grauen zu Liningen" sold property “zu Haselach” to “Diether Kammerer Ritter...” by charter dated 12 Apr 1355[621]Friederich Graff zu Leiningen undt Friedrich Graff zu Leiningen der Junge des vorgenannten Grafen Friederichs Sohn” made property commitments to “unserm...Vettern Graff Emichen von Leiningen” by charter dated 7 Sep 1386[622]m firstly CATHERINE de Grandpré, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly (before 3 Nov 1348) YOLANDE von Bergheim, daughter of GOTTFRIED von Jülich Herr von Bergheim & his wife Elisabeth von Kleve (-31 Oct 1387).  "Emiche greue zu Lyningen und…Jolenta von Bergheim greuinne zu Lyningen, desseluen greuen Emichen…wyfe" sold "die burg…Oede…die vaidie van Kempen…" to "Wilhelme deme marchgreuen van Guilge…oheimen unser Jolenten vorgenant" by charter dated 3 Nov 1348[623].  "Wilhelmus…marchio Juliacensis" sold "castrum de Oyde, advocatiam Kempensem…", bought from "Emichone comite et Yolenta de Bercheim consanguinea nostra comitissa de Lyningen, coniugibus", to Walram Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 5 Jan 1349[624].  “Fryderich von Lyningen Domprobst zu Wormetse und Fryderich Greve zu Lyningen Gebrudere unde Yolenta Gravynnen zu Lyningen des selben Fryderiches...frauwe” donated property to Hornbach by charter dated 22 Mar 1351[625].  Friedrich [IX] & his second wife had children: 

i)          JUTTA von Leiningen (-after 1390).  She is named in the marriage contract between [her daughter] "Juncfrawe Yland, Fr. Jutten von Lyningen Dochter, Wildgravin zu Dunen u. Ringrafinnen zum Stein...mid Johann u. Friderich ir Sone" and “Hern Hansen von Hirßhorn Ritter”, including reference to a debt to “Grave Friderich von Lyningen”, dated late Jun 1398[626]m (1370) as his second wife, JOHANN Rheingraf von Stein, Wildgraf zu Dhaun, son of JOHANN [I] Rheingraf von Stein & his wife Hedwig von Dhaun (-1383). 

ii)         FRIEDRICH [X] von Leiningen (-[1434])Friederich Graff zu Leiningen undt Friedrich Graff zu Leiningen der Junge des vorgenannten Grafen Friederichs Sohn” made property commitments to “unserm...Vettern Graff Emichen von Leiningen” by charter dated 7 Sep 1386[627]Graf von Leiningen-DagsburgThe marriage contract between "Juncfrawe Yland, Fr. Jutten von Lyningen Dochter, Wildgravin zu Dunen u. Ringrafinnen zum Stein...mid Johann u. Friderich ir Sone" and “Hern Hansen von Hirßhorn Ritter”, including reference to a debt to “Grave Friderich von Lyningen”, is dated late Jun 1398[628]m (contract 25 Jul 1405) MARGARETA von Hachberg, daughter of HESSO [I] Margraf von Hachburg & his wife Margareta von Tübingen (-[1417/26]).  Friedrich [X] & his wife had children: 

(a)       HESSO von Leiningen (-Munich 8 Mar 1467, bur Kloster Höningen)Graf von Leiningen-DagsburgHe was created “Gefürsteter Landgraf von Leiningen” 1444.  A charter dated 8 Dec 1472 records that “dns Hesso lantgravius un Lyningen” donated property “in villa Monsheim” to Zell St Philipp, confirmed after his death by “qundam dna Margareta comitissa in Lyningen ipsius Hessonis soror...et vidua...Reinhardi dni in Westerburg infrascripti avia”, and later confirmed again by “Reynhardus dns in Westerburg et Schauwenburg[629]m (Worms 4 Oct 1440) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Bayern, widow of ADOLF II Duke of Jülich, daughter of ERNST Duke of Bavaria in Munich & his wife Elisabetta Visconti of Milan (-Heidelberg 5 Mar 1468, bur Kloster Höningen)Ulrich Füetrer’s Bayerische Chronik names “Margreta...die ander...Elysabeth” as the two daughters of “Hertzog Ernst des ietz jüngst gemelten hertzog Johannsen sun” and his wife “Elysabeth von Mayland”, adding that Elisabeth married “dem hertzogen vom Perg[630].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

(b)       MARGARETA von Leiningen (-1470).  “Friedrich Graue zu Leynningen und Tagspurg” made an alliance with “Reinhart herr zu Westerburg und zu Schauenburg unser...Schwager und Dieterich herr zu Runkel unser...Neue”, including the dower of “Margrethen geborn Greuin von Leiningen Frawen zu Westerburg und zu Schaumburg”, by charter dated 23 Apr 1448[631]A charter dated 8 Dec 1472 records that “dns Hesso lantgravius un Lyningen” donated property “in villa Monsheim” to Zell St Philipp, confirmed after his death by “qundam dna Margareta comitissa in Lyningen ipsius Hessonis soror...et vidua...Reinhardi dni in Westerburg infrascripti avia”, and later confirmed again by “Reynhardus dns in Westerburg et Schauwenburg[632]m (24 Aug 1423) as his second wife, REINHARD [IV] Herr von Westerburg, son of REINHARD [III] Herr von Westerburg & his wife Katharina von Nassau-Wiesbaden (-1449).  Ancestors of the Grafen von Leiningen-Westerburg. 

iii)        ELISABETH von Leiningen m JOHANN [I] “Hannemann” Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, son of SIMON [II] Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch & his wife Agnes von Lichtenberg (-1393). 

iv)       YOLANDA von Leiningen (-24 Apr 1434)m AREND van Egmond, son of JAN [I] van Egmond & his wife Guyotte van IJsselstein (-9 Apr 1409). 

v)        ANNA von Leiningen (-[1447])m SWEDER [III] van Abcoude Heer van Gaesbeek, son of Gijsbrecht [II] Heer van Abcoude & his wife Johanna van Horne (-Apr 1400). 

c)         FRIEDRICH von Leiningen .  Provost at Worms: “Fryderich Dumprobest zu Wormetzen unde Fryderich Grauen zu Lynengen gebrudere” issued a charter relating to the altar of St. Katharina dated 31 Oct 1350[633]Fryderich von Lyningen Domprobst zu Wormetse und Fryderich Greve zu Lyningen Gebrudere unde Yolenta Gravynnen zu Lyningen des selben Fryderiches...frauwe” donated property to Hornbach by charter dated 22 Mar 1351[634]

2.         ELISABETH von Leiningen (-[after 1351]).  The primary sources which confirm her parentage and three marriages have not been identified. m firstly EMICH [I] von Daun, son of ---.  m secondly FRIEDRICH Herr von Blankenheim, son of GERHARD [VI] Herr von Blankenheim & his wife Irmesinde [Irmgard] de Durbuy [Limburg/Luxembourg] (-[1321/22]). 

 

 

 

D.      GRAFEN von LEININGEN-RIXINGEN, GRAFEN von LEININGEN-HARTENBURG

 

 

The following reconstruction is an incomplete outline only, added mainly to show hyperlinks to other families in Medieval Lands.  The primary sources which confirm the family relationships have not been identified unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

JOFRIED [I] von Leiningen, son of FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Leiningen & his third wife Jeanne d’Aspremont (-1344).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Graf von Leiningen-HartenburgMarggrafe Rudolf der elter von Baden...minem vettern marggrave Frideriche” transferred property to Strasbourg in the names of “herre bischof Johannes von Strazburg...her Ulrich der lantgrave [...von Elsas, her Walther von Geroltzecke sin swager] und her Jofrid von Liningen der lantvogt von Elsaz und her Otte ein herre von Ohsenstein...sin schwager”, by charter dated 25 Jul 1313[635]Friderich und Joffrid Gebrüdere Grafen von Leiningen” divided their territories by charter dated 18 Oct 1317[636]

m firstly ([contract 1291]) AGNES von Ochsenstein, daughter of OTTO [IV] Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Lichtenberg (-[after 25 Jul 1313]).  Lehmann records her parentage and marriage in 1291 without citing the source on which the information is based[637].  If that date is correct, the chronology suggests that she and her husband could have been children at the time, their actual marriage taking place at a later date.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: Marggrafe Rudolf der elter von Baden...minem vettern marggrave Frideriche” transferred property to Strasbourg in the names of “herre bischof Johannes von Strazburg...her Ulrich der lantgrave [...von Elsas, her Walther von Geroltzecke sin swager] und her Jofrid von Liningen der lantvogt von Elsaz und her Otte ein herre von Ohsenstein...sin schwager”, by charter dated 25 Jul 1313[638].  The reference to “sin schwager” suggests that Jofried’s wife was still alive at that date. 

m secondly (before 1321) MATHILDE von Salm, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Salm & his wife Jeanne de Joinville. 

Jofried [I] & his first wife had children:

1.         FRIEDRICH [Fritzmann] von Leiningen (-after 1366).  m ---.  Secondary sources record that Friedrich married the heiress of Réchicourt [Rixingen] in Lorraine.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Friedrich’s wife has not been identified.  Friedrich & his wife had children: 

a)         JOFRIED [II] von Leiningen (-before 1380)Graf von Leiningen-Rixingen"Greve Joffrit von Lyningen Greve zu Rugsingen und Grete Marggreffin von Baden" confirmed payments to “Ruprecht von Randecke” by charter dated 1370[639]m (contract Winzingen 27 Aug 1361, before 10 Nov 1363) as her first husband, MARGARETA von Baden, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Markgraf von Baden & his wife Margareta von Baden (-23 Mar ----).  Dame d’Héricourt 1367.  "Greve Joffrit von Lyningen Greve zu Rugsingen und Grete Marggreffin von Baden" confirmed payments to “Ruprecht von Randecke” by charter dated 1370[640].  She married secondly [as his second wife,] Heinrich Graf von Lützelstein Herr von Geroldseck am Wasichen.  Jofried [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          JOHANN von Leiningen (-before 1445)Graf von Leiningen-Rixingenm (before 1382) ELISABETH von Lützelstein, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Lützelstein & his first wife --- (-before 1437).  Heinrich graff zu Lützelstein undt Elß sein tochter undt Henselin von Lyningen grave zu Rixingen der vorgenanten Elsen ehemann” agreed an alliance with “Brunen herrn zu der Hohen Rappolstein ihren oheim” by charter dated 1382[641].  Johann & his wife had children: 

(a)       RUDOLF von Leiningen (-1475)Graf von Leiningen-Rixingenm (1435) AGNES von Zweibrücken, daughter of ---.  -     GRAFEN von LEININGEN-RIXINGEN[642]

(b)       WALPURGA von Leiningen (-after 1447)m (1415) JOHANN [V] Graf von Sponheim, son of JOHANN [IV] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg & his wife Elisabeth von Sponheim (-1437). 

2.         JOHANNA von Leiningen )Lemann records her parentage and marriage in 1318[643].  If this parentage is correct, the chronology dictates that Johanna must have been born from her father’s first marriage.  m (1318) JOHANN [II] “Hanemann” von Lichtenberg, son of KONRAD [I] von Lichtenberg & his wife Agnes von Teck (after Mar 1290-after 10 Nov 1359). 

Jofried [I] & his second wife had children:

3.         EMICH [VI] von Leiningen (-before 17 Feb 1381)Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg und HartenburgJohannes de Liningen canonicus et portarius ecclesiæ Argentin.”, on his deathbed, donated property to “Emichonem dominum in Lyningen comitem fratrem nostrum” by charter dated mid-Oct 1346[644]m firstly (contract 28 Feb 1345) LIUTGARD von Falkenstein, daughter of KUNO [II] Herr von Falkenstein und Münzenberg & his first wife Anna von Nassau (-before 14 Jul 1363).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly (after 14 Jul 1363) MARGARETA von Kiburg, daughter of EBERHARD [II] Graf von Kiburg [Habsburg] & his wife Anastasia von Signau (-after 1381).  Emich [VI] & his second wife had children: 

a)         EMICH [VII] von Leiningen (-1452 after 3 Mar)Friederich Graff zu Leiningen undt Friedrich Graff zu Leiningen der Junge des vorgenannten Grafen Friederichs Sohn” made property commitments to “unserm...Vettern Graff Emichen von Leiningen” by charter dated 7 Sep 1386[645]m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms hte name of Friedrich’s first wife has not been identified.  m secondly (contract 2 Jul 1409, before 11 Jul 1411) BEATRIX von Baden, daughter of BERNHARD I Markgraf von Baden & his second wife Anna von Oettingen (24 Jun 1400-1452).  Emich [VII] & his wife had children: 

i)          EMICH [VIII] von Leiningen (-1495).  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Emich’s wife has not been identified.  Emich [VIII] & his wife had children: 

(a)       EMICH [IX] von Leiningen (-18 Feb 1535).  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Emich’s wife has not been identified.  Emich [VIII] & his wife had children: 

(1)       EMICH [X] von Leiningen (1498-10 Jan 1541)m (17 Jul 1537) KATHARINA von Nassau-Saarbrücken, daughter of JOHANN LUDWIG I Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken & his second wife Katharina von Mörs (11 Nov 1517-1553)

-         GRAFEN von LEININGEN[646]

(2)       KATHARINA APPOLONIA von Leiningen (-1585)m firstly (17 Jul 1535) PHILIPP Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken, son of JOHANN LUDWIG I Graf von Nassau-Saarbrücken & his second wife Katharina von Mörs (25 Jul 1509-Strasbourg 19 Jun 1554, bur St Arnoul).  m secondly (1557) JOHANN JAKOB I Graf von Eberstein in Frauenberg Rixingen und Oberstein, son of --- (-Frauenberg 8 Mar 1574, bur Gernsbach). 

ii)         ANASTASIA von Leiningen (-20 Oct 1452)m as his first wife, JAKOB Graf von Mörs und Saarwerden, son of JOHANN Graf von Mörs und Saarwerden & his wife Adelheid von Geroldseck (-1483). 

b)         ANNA von Leiningen (-22 Feb 1413).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has  not been identified.  m ([1367]) ENGELHARD von Weinsberg, son of ENGELHARD von Weinsberg & his wife --- ([1340]-1417). 

c)         ANASTASIA von Leiningen m firstly ([1377]) FRIEDRICH Wildgraf von Kyrberg, son of GERHARD Wildgraf von Kirburg & his wife Uda von Isenburg-Limburg ([1390]).  m secondly (1396) JOHANN Herr von Westerburg, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Westerburg & his wife Kunigunde von Sayn (-1410). 

4.         JOHANN von Leiningen (-after mid-Oct 1346).  Canon at Strasbourg: Johannes de Liningen canonicus et portarius ecclesiæ Argentin.”, on his deathbed, donated property to “Emichonem dominum in Lyningen comitem fratrem nostrum” by charter dated mid-Oct 1346[647]

5.         JOFRIED von Leiningen (-after 20 Dec 1351).  “Domicellus Joffriedus comes de Liningen natus quondam domini Joffridi comitis de Leiningen senioris” donated property to “Emichonem comitem de Liningen fratrem eius”, providing for the case the donor left legitimate children on his death, by charter dated 20 Dec 1351[648]

6.         AGNES von Leiningen (-[1387/89]).  “Rhin Grave Phillipps Herr zur Neuwen-Brumberg und Agnes unsere...Frau” acknowledged payments from “Grave Emich unser Bruder und unser Rhingraffe Phillipps Schwager” by charter dated mid-Jul 1354[649]Philippus Irsutus comes dominus in nova Boumburg...ac Agnete uxore nostra” confirmed the sale of property “in terminis ville Solzheim et...in villa Werstad”, made by “avum nostrum Henricum comitem Irsutum necnon Alheidim eius legittimam”, with the consent of “coheredum nostrorum Wilhelmi et Ruperti comitum Irsutorum”, by charter dated 25 Aug 1355[650]m (1333) PHILIPP [I] Raugraf zu Neuenbaumburg, son of HEINRICH [III] Raugraf von Neuenbaumburg & his wife --- (-1359). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    RHEINGRAFEN, WILDGRAFEN, RAUGRAFEN

 

 

 

A.      RHEINGRAFEN

 

 

Two brothers, parents not yet identified: 

1.         EMBRICHO [III] (-after 1173).  Rheingraf.  Christian Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between "Embrichonem ringravium…et fratre suo" and Kloster Johannisberg by charter dated 1170[651].  "…Embricho ringravius et frater suus…" subscribed a charter dated end 1173 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Tiefenthal[652]

2.         --- .  Christian Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between "Embrichonem ringravium…et fratre suo" and Kloster Johannisberg by charter dated 1170[653].  "…Embricho ringravius et frater suus…" subscribed a charter dated end 1173 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Tiefenthal[654]

 

 

1.         SIEGFRIED von Stein /-after 1192).  "…Sifridus de Lapide et filius suus Wolfframus…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[655]m ---.  The name of Siegfried’s wife is not known.  Siegfried & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         WOLFRAM von Stein (-after 27 Mar 1217).  "…Sifridus de Lapide et filius suus Wolfframus…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[656]same person as...?  WOLFRAM (-after 27 Mar 1217).  The unusual name “Wolfram” and the later association of the family of Rheingrafen with Stein suggest that he may have been the same person as the later Rheingraf, his younger brother Siegfried (see below) being named after their father.  Rheingraf"…Walframus Ringravius…Wernherus Ringravius…" 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"[657].  "Wolframus Ringravius" founded a mass in Hirzenach church, for the soul of "Alberonis quondam abbatis in Ebirbach avunculi mei", by charter dated [11 Nov] 1208, witnessed by "Philippi de Bolanden sororii mei…"[658].  "W. et Sifridus Ringrauii et fratres" granted customs privileges to Kloster Oberwesel by undated charter[659]A charter dated 13 Jan 1211 records the settlement of a dispute between "Wernherum ringravium" and "Wolframum ringravium" about tolls at Geisenheim[660]"Wulframus Ringravius" pledged "ville nostre Rimilsheim…cum castro Leiga" to "domino Gerardo comiti Irsuto", with the consent of "filii mei Embrichonis", by charter dated 27 Mar 1217, witnessed by "Ruperti comitis Irsuti et Wernheri de Bolanden…"[661]m GUDA von Bolanden, daughter of WERNER [III] von Bolanden & his wife --- von Isenburg.  "W. Ringrauius" confirmed the donation of "de Bopardia…Schindehengist" made to Kloster Weiler by "uxor mea Guda et coheredes eius dominus Wernherus de Bonlanden et frater suus puer de Valkenstein" by charter dated 1206[662].  Wolfram & his wife had one child: 

i)          EMBRICHO .  "Wulframus Ringravius" pledged "ville nostre Rimilsheim…cum castro Leiga" to "domino Gerardo comiti Irsuto", with the consent of "filii mei Embrichonis", by charter dated 27 Mar 1217[663]

b)         [SIEGFRIED"W. et Sifridus Ringrauii et fratres" granted customs privileges to Kloster Oberwesel by undated charter[664]Rheingraf.] 

 

 

1.         WERNER (-after 1194).  Rheingraf"…Walframus Ringravius…Wernherus Ringravius…" 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"[665]

 

2.         WERNER (-after 1 May 1207).  "Wernherus Ringravius iunior…signo crucis designatus" donated property to Kloster Rupertsberg for the entry there of "sorori mee Adelheidi" as a nun by charter dated 1 May 1207[666]

3.         ADELHEID .  "Wernherus Ringravius iunior…signo crucis designatus" donated property to Kloster Rupertsberg for the entry there of "sorori mee Adelheidi" as a nun by charter dated 1 May 1207[667].  Nun at Kloster Rupertsberg. 

 

4.         --- .  m GERTRUD, daughter of --- (-before 10 May 1213).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 10 May 1213 under which [her son] "Wernherus Ringravius" and "Heinrico comite de Wilnowe consanguineo nostro…et fratrem suum Gerhardum" reached agreement on "castri Derne" and other property inherited from "matri nostre Gertrudi"[668].  Her family origin is not known, but the charter dated 24 Jun 1225, under which "Godeboldus dominus de Wierbach" sold property "in Dreyse prope Crucenache" to [her son] "domino Embrichonis Ringravio nepoti meo"[669], suggests that she may have been related to the vendor.  [Three] children: 

a)         EMBRICHO [IV] (-after 23 Apr 1235).  Rheingraf.  "Embricho et Wernherus fratres ringravii" exempted Kloster Johannisberg from tolls at Geisenheim by charter dated 24 Jun 1223[670]Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz and "Embrichonem et Wernherum fratres comitis Reni consanguineos nostros" settled a dispute by charter dated 27 Nov 1223[671].  "Godeboldus dominus de Wierbach" sold property "in Dreyse prope Crucenache" to "domino Embrichonis Ringravio nepoti meo" by charter dated 24 Jun 1225, witnessed by "Willehelmi domini de Hencinberg sororii mei"[672].  "Embricho comes Reni dictus de Lapide" confirmed the donation to Kloster St Martin at Bingen made by "Henricus de Sarmesheim miles noster et uxor sua Luccardis" by charter dated 1234[673].  "Johannes dominus de Dailberch" offered "castro meo Dailberch" to "dno Embrichoni Ringravio consanguineo" by charter dated 23 Apr 1235, witnessed by "dominorum Cunradi comitis Silvestris et Eberhardi de Lapide"[674].  "Emercho comes Reni et Philippus de Hohenvels" agreed an alliance with Sifried Archbishop of Mainz against "Cunradum comitem Sylvestrem" by charter dated 3 Apr 1236[675]

b)         WERNER (-after 27 Nov 1223).  Rheingraf.  A charter dated 13 Jan 1211 records the settlement of a dispute between "Wernherum ringravium" and "Wolframum ringravium" about tolls at Geisenheim[676]"Wernherus Ringravius" and "Heinrico comite de Wilnowe consanguineo nostro…et fratrem suum Gerhardum" reached agreement on "castri Derne" and other property inherited from "matri nostre Gertrudi", appointing "Cunradum de Bopandia sororium nostrum…" among the guarantors, by charter dated 10 May 1213[677]"Embricho et Wernherus fratres ringravii" exempted Kloster Johannisberg from tolls at Geisenheim by charter dated 24 Jun 1223[678]Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz and "Embrichonem et Wernherum fratres comitis Reni consanguineos nostros" settled a dispute by charter dated 27 Nov 1223[679]

c)         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 May 1213 under which "Wernherus Ringravius" and "Heinrico comite de Wilnowe consanguineo nostro…et fratrem suum Gerhardum" reached agreement on "castri Derne" and other property inherited from "matri nostre Gertrudi", appointing "Cunradum de Bopandia sororium nostrum…" among the guarantors[680].  ["Domina Luchardis uxor domini Cunradi sculteti domini regis in Bobardia post defunctionem mariti sui" became a nun and donated property to Kloster Marienberg by undated charter[681].  It is not clear that this document refers to the same couple as are indicated by the charter dated 10 May 1213 quoted above.]  m KONRAD von Boppard, son of --- & his wife Gertrud --- (-after 22 Jul 1215).  Theoderich Archbishop of Trier confirmed that "Cunoni de Bopardia et Hermanno fratri eius, filiis matrone Gertrudis" had sold property "aput S. Castorem in Confluentia" to Himmerode abbey by charter dated 22 Jul 1215[682].] 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         WERNER (-after 24 Jun 1267).  Rheingraf"Fratres uterini Wernerus Ringravius" promised "Sifrido de Runckele consanguineo meo" the recovery of "castri Runkele" from "Gerhardum comitem de Dietze" by charter dated 28 Mar 1254[683].  “Werneherus et Sifridus Ringravii” donated property to Eberbach church by charter dated 1256[684]"Sifridus Ringravius junior" donated "mediam partem Thelonei" held by him with "frater meus Wernerus Ringravius senior in Gisenheim Mogunt. Diocesis", with the consent of "Agneti uxori mee…propter nuptias", by charter dated Sep 1260[685]"Wernherus et Sifridus fratres Ringravii…cum Philippo de Bolandia nostro consanguineo" sold property at Rheindürkheim to "Heinrico genero Zeizolfi, civi Wormatiensi" by charter dated 23 Jun 1266[686].  “Wernherus et Sifridus fratres Ringravii” donated property to Eberbach church by charter dated 24 Jun 1267[687]m ---.  The name of Werner´s wife is not known.  Werner & his wife had one child: 

a)         SIEGFRIED (-1327).  Rheingraf"Sifridus Ringravius" confirmed the donation of "decime in Crucenach" to Kloster Sponheim made by "pater suus Wernherus" by charter dated 1290[688]"Syfridum Ringravium vicedominum nostrum in Rinkogia…" was named among the executors of the testament of Peter Archbishop of Mainz dated 25 Aug 1319[689]m MARGARETA von Heinzenberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH Herr von Heinzenberg & his wife ---.  "Siffridus Rhingravius" names "Margaret eine von Heinzenberg" in a charter dated Oct[690]Siegfried & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHANN [I] (-1333)Rheingrafm (contract 9 Dec 1310) HEDWIG Wildgräfin, daughter of KONRAD Wildgraf in Dhaun und Grumbach & his wife ---.  "Siuerit der Ringreu von me Steine unde Margrete min eliche Frauwe" arranged the marriage of "Johannin unsin Son" and "Hedewige Johanis Suster des Wildegreuin" by charter dated 9 Dec 1310[691].  Johann & his wife had children: 

(a)       JOHANN [II] (-1383)Rheingraf von Stein, Wildgraf zu Dhaun. 

-         see below

2.         SIEGFRIED (-after 24 Jun 1267).  RheingrafFratres uterini Werneherus et Sifridus Ringravii” donated property to Eberbach church by charter dated 1256[692]"Sifridus Ringravius junior" donated "mediam partem Thelonei" held by him with "frater meus Wernerus Ringravius senior in Gisenheim Mogunt. Diocesis", with the consent of "Agneti uxori mee…propter nuptias", by charter dated Sep 1260[693]"Wernherus et Sifridus fratres Ringravii…cum Philippo de Bolandia nostro consanguineo" sold property at Rheindürkheim to "Heinrico genero Zeizolfi, civi Wormatiensi" by charter dated 23 Jun 1266[694].  “Wernherus et Sifridus fratres Ringravii” donated property to Eberbach church by charter dated 24 Jun 1267[695]m ([Sep 1260]) AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Sifridus Ringravius junior" donated "mediam partem Thelonei" held by him with "frater meus Wernerus Ringravius senior in Gisenheim Mogunt. Diocesis", with the consent of "Agneti uxori mee…propter nuptias", by charter dated Sep 1260[696]

 

 

JOHANN [II] Rheingraf, son of JOHANN [I] Rheingraf von Stein & his wife Hedwig von Dhaun (-1383)Rheingraf von Stein, Wildgraf zu Dhaun

m firstly (before 13 Oct 1339) MARGARETA Wildgräfin von Kyrburg, daughter of FRIEDRICH Wildgraf in Kyrburg & his wife --- (-1368). 

m secondly (1370) JUTTA von Leiningen, daughter of FRIEDRICH [IX] Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg & his second wife Yolande von Bergheim [Jülich] (-after 1380).  She is named in the marriage contract between [her daughter] "Juncfrawe Yland, Fr. Jutten von Lyningen Dochter, Wildgravin zu Dunen u. Ringrafinnen zum Stein...mid Johann u. Friderich ir Sone" and “Hern Hansen von Hirßhorn Ritter”, including reference to a debt to “Grave Friderich von Lyningen”, dated late Jun 1398[697]

Johann [II] & his second wife had children: 

1.         JOHANN [III] (-1428)Wild- und Rheingraf zu DhaunJohan und Frideriche gebruder wildgreve zu Dune und Ringrevenen zu Ringraffstein” confirmed allegiance to Pfalzgraf Ruprecht for certain properties  by charter dated 29 Sep 1399[698]m (before 28 Oct 1406) ADELHEID Wildgräfin von Kyrburg, daughter of GERHARD Wildgraf von Kyrburg & his wife --- (-1438).  Johann [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         JOHANN [IV] (-1476)Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun und Kyrburgm ELISABETH von Hanau, daughter of REINHARD Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg & his wife Katharina von Nassau-Bilstein (-1446).  Johann [IV] & his wife had children: 

i)          JOHANN [V] (-1495)Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun und Kyrburgm JOHANNETTE Gräfin von Salm, daughter of ---.  Johann [V] & his wife had children: 

(1)       JOHANN [VI] (-1499)m JOHANNA von Mörs und Saarwerden, daughter of NIKOLAUS Graf von Mörs und Saarwerden & his wife Barbara von Vinstingen (-1510).  Heiress of Vinstingen. 

-         WILD- und RHEINGRAFEN zu DHAUN und KYRBURG, GRAFEN zu SALM, FÜRSTEN zu SALM[699]

2.         FRIEDRICHJohan und Frideriche gebruder wildgreve zu Dune und Ringrevenen zu Ringraffstein” confirmed allegiance to Pfalzgraf Ruprecht for certain properties  by charter dated 29 Sep 1399[700]

3.         YOLANDE Rheingräfin .  The marriage contract between "Juncfrawe Yland, Fr. Jutten von Lyningen Dochter, Wildgravin zu Dunen u. Ringrafinnen zum Stein...mid Johann u. Friderich ir Sone" and “Hern Hansen von Hirßhorn Ritter”, including reference to a debt to “Grave Friderich von Lyningen”, is dated late Jun 1398[701]m (contract Jun 1398) HANS von Hirschhorn, son of ---. 

 

 

 

B.      WILDGRAFEN

 

 

EMICH, son of --- (-after 1136).  "Werinherus…comes et advocatus cenobii sancte crucis in Cofunga" donated "in Oggozeshusum mansum 1, in Crumbelbach mansos 2, Vennee 3 mansos…Ritte mansos 3…" to the abbess of Kaufungen by charter dated 1102, witnessed by "Bertholfus comes, Sigefrid palatinus comes, Emicho comes, Emicho comes, Gerlach comes, Udo comes"[702]Emperor Lothar donated property to Epternach by charter dated 24 Apr 1131 witnessed by "…Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…"[703].  "…Emmecho comes et frater eius Gerlacus de Veldenz…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the canons of Trier St Simon and Bamberg St Georg concerning tithes in Hönningen[704]

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

Emich & his wife had two children: 

1.         KONRAD (-after 1173)Wildgraf.  Graf von Kyrburg.  "…Cunrat comes de Kereberch, frater eius Emicho, Wolfram comes de Wertheim, Gerhart comes de Nuringen, Gerhart comes de Berebach et frater eius Henric…" witnessed the charter dated 1143, after 27 Sep, under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed property of Kloster St Victor, Mainz[705].  "…Cunradus comes et frater eius Emmecho…" subscribed the charter dated 1144 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Eberbach[706]"…Conradus comes de Kirberg, Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…" subscribed the charter dated 4 Jan 1146 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an agreement between Adalbero Archbishop of Trier and Henri Comte de Namur[707]"…comes Conradus et frater suus Embicho…" subscribed the charter dated 1151 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Winkel[708].  The Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Cuonradus comes de Kirberg…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[709].  "…Conradus irsutus comes…" subscribed the charter dated 1170 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz settled a dispute between "Embrichonem ringravium" and Kloster Johannisberg[710]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…"[711]m MATHILDE de Bar, daughter of RENAUD [I] Comte de Bar & his wife Gisèle de Vaudémont.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "comites qui dicuntur Silvestres in Allemanni" as descended from "tertia [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]"[712].  The primary source which confirms her name and more precisely identifies her husband has not yet been identified.  Konrad & his wife had four children: 

a)         GERHARD [I] (-after [1198/1202])Wildgraf.  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[713].  Graf von Kyrburg. 

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b)         KONRAD (-after 1186).  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[714]Abbot of St Maximin at Trier. 

c)         MATHILDE (-after 1221).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildis uxor comitis Manasseri Reytestensis [et] Cunegundis domna de Rista" as daughters of "tertia [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]"[715].  “Manasses comes Registensis” donated “capelle Beati Petri apostoli apud Macerias site” to Reims, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mathildis et filii mei Hugonis, et Alberti, Henrici, Balduini fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 16 Sep 1176[716].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[717].  “Manasses Regitestensis comes” donated property in “Venderesia” to Omont, with the consent of “Mathilde uxore mea et Hugone filio meo et uxore eius Felicitate”, by charter dated 1198[718]m (before [1174]) MANASSES [IV] Comte de Rethel, son of ITHIER de Vitry Comte de Rethel & his wife Béatrice de Namur (-1198). 

d)         KUNIGUNDE .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildis uxor comitis Manasseri Reytestensis [et] Cunegundis domna de Rista" as daughters of "tertia [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]"[719]m HUGO [I] Comte de Lunéville, son of FOLMAR [I] Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Clementia von Metz (-1220 or after). 

2.         EMICH [I] (-after 1172).  "…Cunrat comes de Kereberch, frater eius Emicho, Wolfram comes de Wertheim, Gerhart comes de Nuringen, Gerhart comes de Berebach et frater eius Henric…" witnessed the charter dated 1143, after 27 Sep, under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed property of Kloster St Victor, Mainz[720].  "…Cunradus comes et frater eius Emmecho…" subscribed the charter dated 1144 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Kloster Eberbach[721].  Graf von Naumburg/Neuenburg 1146.  Raugraf 1148.  "…Comes Conradus et frater suus Embicho…" subscribed the charter dated 1151 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz donated property to Kloster Winkel[722].  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…"[723].  “...Emico comes hirsutus et filius eius Conradus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[724]m ---.  The name of Emich´s wife is not known.  Emich [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         EMICH [II] (-after 1194).  Raugraf.  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[725]

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b)         KONRAD (-after 1186).  “...Emico comes hirsutus et filius eius Conradus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[726]"Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[727]

 

 

GERHARD [I], son of KONRAD Wildgraf, Graf von Kyrburg & his wife Mathilde de Bar (-after [1198/1202])Wildgraf...Gerardus comes Silvaticus...” subscribed the charter dated 1172 under which “Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden...et frater meus Ludovicus” confirmed the foundation of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) abbey[728]"Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[729].  Graf von Kyrburg. 

m (before [1198/1202]) as her first husband, AGNES von Wittelsbach, daughter of OTTO [IV] Pfalzgraf of Bavaria & his wife Benedikta von Wörth (-5 Mar ----).  1172/1219.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Albertum [filius comiti Alberto de Everstein ultra Coliniam]" as "neptem archiepiscopi Moguntini que fuerat comitissa Silvestris sororem scilicet illius comitis Ottonis de Withhelebac qui interfecit Philippum de Suavia"[730].  She married secondly ([1198/1202]) as his second wife, Albert [IV] Graf von Everstein.  Another indication of her two marriages is provided by the charter dated 28 Jun 1253 under which [her grandson, son of her son by her first marriage] Gerhardus...Maguntine sedis archiepiscopus” confirmed a donation made by [her son by her second marriage] “patruus noster Otto comes de Euerstein[731]

Gerhard & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         [GERHARD [II] (-[Mar 1217/1220])Wildgraf.  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" confirmed a donation to Kloster Otterberg made by "Bertholfus de Gerswilre" by undated charter, witnessed by "Gerhardus comes Irsutus, Fridericus de Frankenstein…", confirmed by Emperor Friedrich II by charter dated 10 Mar 1217[732].  No other reference has yet been found to this supposed Wildgraf Gerhard [II].  The date indicates that the documents could not refer to Wildgraf Gerhard [I], whose widow remarried in [1198/1202] as noted above.  It is therefore assumed that they refer to an otherwise unrecorded son of Gerhard [II].] 

2.         KONRAD [II] (-1263 or after)Wildgraf.  "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[733]Conradus Silvester comes” renounced “bonis ville Medersheim”, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei”, by charter dated 1239[734].  "Conradus comes Silvestris" settled a dispute between Kloster Otterburg and "Berthramum militem de Lonsheim" by charter dated 1240, witnessed by "Philippus de Hohenvels, Philippus de Valkenstein…"[735].  "Conradus comes Sylvester, Gysela comitissa, Emicho filius eorum" confirmed the donation to Flonheim St Maria made by "Heynrico homine nostro, marite Hepele de Vlanheim" by charter dated 14 Mar 1243[736].  "Cunradus comes Sylvester" divided his territories between "filios meos Emechonem et Godefridum", Emich taking "duo castra…Kyrburg et Smideburg" and Gottfried "duo castra…Dunam et Grumbach", by charter dated 1258[737]m GISELA von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON [II] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Liutgarde von Leiningen ([1180/1200]-1265 or after).  Her birth date is estimated very approximately from the her parents’ marriage date.  The date of death of her husband suggests that Gisela was probably born in the later part of this date range.  "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[738].  "Conradus comes Sylvester, Gysela comitissa, Emicho filius eorum" confirmed the donation to Flonheim St Maria made by "Heynrico homine nostro, marite Hepele de Vlanheim" by charter dated 14 Mar 1243[739]Konrad [II] & his wife had [nine] children (the primary sources which confirm their parentage have not been identified unless otherwise stated below): 

a)         GERHARD (-25 Sep 1259)Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1249. 

b)         [BEATRIX (-1245 or after)"Ermesindis comitissa Luccemburgensis et Ruppinensis" granted "villam de Grevewilre et de Rodeha et de Vinckenbach" to "Gerlacus comes Veldentzie…consensu Beatricis uxoris sue" by charter dated 25 Feb 1236[740].  "Beatrix comitissa domini Gerlaci bone memorie comitis Veldencie relicta…filii mei Gerlaci tutrix et curatrix" founded a mass at St Helenenburg, in accordance with the testament of "dominus supradictus" and with the consent of "consanguineorum…", by charter dated 30 Apr 1245[741].  Croll states that Konrad [II] Wildgraf calls Gerlach [V] Graf von Veldenz "nepotem" in a charter dated 1259 and that this word has been interpreted as "grandson" in a mid-18th century manuscript genealogy[742].  The relationship is also suggested by the charter dated Apr 1271 under which "Conradus de Bochisberc...cum...Gerlacus pie recordationis quondam comes de Veldenze, avunculi nostri…Craftonis, Gerhardi canonicorum Herbipolensium et Adilheidis confratrum nostrorum, matri nostre quondam sorore sue" renounced revenue "de curia Konken", with the consent of "Craftonis, Gerhardis et Adilheidis predictorum confratrum nostrorum", and names "avunculus noster dominus Emicho comes Silvestris…et Hugonis nati sui" as guarantors[743].  It is also referred to in the following document: “Emechonem comitem Silvestrem” and “affinem nostrum Henricum comitem Veldentie dominum de Geroltecke” reached agreement about property “in Suarza” and “hereditatis uxoris sue nostre neptis”, naming “Conrad[um]...comitem Irsutem, Ottonem de Bikenbach nepotem nostrum, Wilhelmum de Lapide, Wilhelmum de Smideburg, Ekelmannum de Grunenbach et Georgium nepotem nostrum” as guarantors, by charter dated 29 Jun 1275[744]m GERLACH [IV] Graf von Veldenz, son of GERLACH [III] Graf von Veldenz & his wife --- (-before 1245).] 

c)         EMICH [II] (-before 1284)"Conradus comes Sylvester, Gysela comitissa, Emicho filius eorum" confirmed the donation to Flonheim St Maria made by "Heynrico homine nostro, marite Hepele de Vlanheim" by charter dated 14 Mar 1243[745].  "Cunradus comes Sylvester" divided his territories between "filios meos Emechonem et Godefridum", Emich taking "duo castra…Kyrburg et Smideburg" and Gottfried "duo castra…Dunam et Grumbach", by charter dated 1258[746]Wildgraf.  Graf von Kyrburg.  “Emich der Wildegreve und…Elizabeth sin…frawe geborn von Monfort” confirmed agreement with "grauen Sigebrechte von Werde deme lantgraven von Elsaze mime sune" concerning his inheritance dated 6 Feb 1265[747].  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort" dated 27 Oct 1266[748].  "Conradus de Bochisberc...cum...Gerlacus pie recordationis quondam comes de Veldenze, avunculi nostri…Craftonis, Gerhardi canonicorum Herbipolensium et Adilheidis confratrum nostrorum, matri nostre quondam sorore sue" renounced revenue "de curia Konken", with the consent of "Craftonis, Gerhardis et Adilheidis predictorum confratrum nostrorum", by charter dated Apr 1271 which names "avunculus noster dominus Emicho comes Silvestris…et Hugonis nati sui" as guarantors[749].  “Emechonem comitem Silvestrem” and “affinem nostrum Henricum comitem Veldentie dominum de Geroltecke” reached agreement about property “in Suarza” and “hereditatis uxoris sue nostre neptis”, naming “Conrad[um]...comitem Irsutem, Ottonem de Bikenbach nepotem nostrum, Wilhelmum de Lapide, Wilhelmum de Smideburg, Ekelmannum de Grunenbach et Georgium nepotem nostrum” as guarantors, by charter dated 29 Jun 1275[750]m (after [1236/38]) as her third husband, ELISABETH von Montfort, widow firstly of MANEGOLD Graf von Nellenburg-Veringen, and secondly of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Werde Landgraf im Elsaß, daughter of HUGO [I] Graf von Montfort & his second wife Mechtild von Wangen (-after 27 Oct 1266).  "Elisabet comitissa de Werde" donated property "in Honberch", given to her by “quondam marito nostro Manegoldo comite de Nellenburc...pro nuptiif...morgengabe”, to Kloster Salem, for the souls of “predicti comitis...filii nostri Eberhardi comitis de Nellenburc...mariti nostri Emechonis”, and renounced certain rights for the souls of “patris nostri Hugonis comitis de Monfort necnon matris nostre Metilde et omnium fratrum et sororum nostrarum”, by charter dated 20 Dec 1251[751].  “Emich der Wildegreve und…Elizabeth sin…frawe geborn von Monfort” confirmed agreement with "grauen Sigebrechte von Werde deme lantgraven von Elsaze mime sune" concerning his inheritance dated 6 Feb 1265[752].  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort" dated 27 Oct 1266[753].  Emich [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED Wildgraf (-before 30 Dec 1299).  Wildgraf in Kyrburg

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ii)         EMICH Wildgraf (-1311).  Bishop of Freising.  “Emicho...episcopus, Hugo canonicus Moguntinus, Gerhardus prepositus Frisingensis, fratres filii quondam Emichonis Silvestris comitis, Gerhardus canonicus Magunt. et Fridericus filii quondam Gotfridi dicti Royp Silvestris comitis” donated “Crabencruce...apud villam Ensentheim” to Mainz, for the soul of “b. m. Gotfridi fratris nostri germani et patris fratrum predictorum”, by charter dated 30 Dec 1299[754]

iii)        HUGO Wildgraf (-after 30 Dec 1299).  Canon at Mainz: “Emicho...episcopus, Hugo canonicus Moguntinus, Gerhardus prepositus Frisingensis, fratres filii quondam Emichonis Silvestris comitis, Gerhardus canonicus Magunt. et Fridericus filii quondam Gotfridi dicti Royp Silvestris comitis” donated “Crabencruce...apud villam Ensentheim” to Mainz, for the soul of “b. m. Gotfridi fratris nostri germani et patris fratrum predictorum”, by charter dated 30 Dec 1299[755]

iv)       GERHARD Wildgraf (-1312).  Provost at Freising: “Emicho...episcopus, Hugo canonicus Moguntinus, Gerhardus prepositus Frisingensis, fratres filii quondam Emichonis Silvestris comitis, Gerhardus canonicus Magunt. et Fridericus filii quondam Gotfridi dicti Royp Silvestris comitis” donated “Crabencruce...apud villam Ensentheim” to Mainz, for the soul of “b. m. Gotfridi fratris nostri germani et patris fratrum predictorum”, by charter dated 30 Dec 1299[756]

d)         [daughter ([1210/25]-)Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following documents.  “Emechonem comitem Silvestrem” and “affinem nostrum Henricum comitem Veldentie dominum de Geroltecke” reached agreement about property “in Suarza” and “hereditatis uxoris sue nostre neptis”, naming [her son] “...Ottonem de Bikenbach nepotem nostrum...” as guarantors, by charter dated 29 Jun 1275[757].  A charter dated 7 Nov 1278 under which [her son] "Otto de Bickenbach" arbitrated between "Emechonem et Gozonem fratres comites Silvestres avunculos meos"[758], assuming that the term “avunculus” can be interpreted in its strict meaning of maternal uncle (which is not necessarily the case as it could indicate a more remote family relationship.  Her date of birth is estimated very approximately from the probable date of birth of her mother.  m ([1230/40]) --- von Bickenbach, son of ---.] 

e)         BENEDIKTA (-before 1270).  Pope Innocent IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Conrado comiti Irsuto” and “Benedictam natam...comitis Silvestri”, despite “quarta consanguinitatis linea”, dated 25 Jan 1251[759]m (1246, Papal dispensation 25 Jan 1251) KONRAD [II] Raugraf von Stolzenburg, son of KONRAD [I] Raugraf von Stolzenburg & his wife --- (-1279 or after). 

f)          HEINRICH .  1257/84.  Abbot of St Maximin at Trier. 

g)         KONRAD (-1 Mar 1278).  Bishop of Freising. 

h)         SIMON .  1258/80.  Provost of St Moritz at Mainz. 

i)          GOTTFRIED (-1301 or after)"Cunradus comes Sylvester" divided his territories between "filios meos Emechonem et Godefridum", Emich taking "duo castra…Kyrburg et Smideburg" and Gottfried "duo castra…Dunam et Grumbach", by charter dated 1258[760]Wildgraf in Dhaun und Grumbachm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gottfried’s wife has not been identified.  Gottfried & his wife had children: 

i)          KONRAD Wildgraf )Wildgraf in Dhaun und Grumbachm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Konrad’s wife has not been identified.  Konrad & his wife had children:

(a)       JOHANN Wildgraf (-1350)Wildgraf in Dhaun und Grumbach

(b)       HEDWIG Wildgräfin (-after 1361).  "Siuerit der Ringreu von me Steine unde Margrete min eliche Frauwe" arranged the marriage of "Johannin unsin Son" and "Hedewige Johanis Suster des Wildegreuin" by charter dated 9 Dec 1310[761]m (contract 9 Dec 1310) JOHANN [I] Rheingraf, son of SIEGFRIED Rheingraf & his wife Margareta von Heinzenberg (-1333). 

3.         BEATRIX (-1240 or after).  "Philippus de Bolandia et domina Beatrix uxor nostra" sold property to Kloster Johanisberg by charter dated 11 Dec 1215, which names "frater noster Wernherus de Bolandia"[762]Teodericus de Heinesberch...[cum] uxoris mee Beatricis comitisse Siluestris” restored “allodio...de Bertolueswilre”, which had been renounced by “maritus uxoris mee Ph. et frater eius Wernerus de Bonland”, in favour of Kloster Otterburg by charter dated 1225[763]m firstly PHILIPP [I] von Bolanden, son of WERNER [II] von Bolanden & his wife --- (-[1220]).  m secondly (before 1225) as his second wife, DIRK [I] Heer van Valkenburg, son of ARNOLD [III] von Kleve & his wife Adelheid von Heinsberg (1192-4 Nov 1228). 

 

 

GOTTFRIED Wildgraf, son of EMICH [II] Wildgraf & his wife Elisabeth von Montfort (-before 30 Dec 1299)Wildgraf in Kyrburg.  He is named as deceased in the 30 Dec 1299 charter quoted below. 

m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gottfried’s wife has not been identified. 

Gottfried & his wife had children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH Wildgraf (-after 1358).  Emicho...episcopus, Hugo canonicus Moguntinus, Gerhardus prepositus Frisingensis, fratres filii quondam Emichonis Silvestris comitis, Gerhardus canonicus Magunt. et Fridericus filii quondam Gotfridi dicti Royp Silvestris comitis” donated “Crabencruce...apud villam Ensentheim” to Mainz, for the soul of “b. m. Gotfridi fratris nostri germani et patris fratrum predictorum”, by charter dated 30 Dec 1299, sealed by “dni Ulrici de Bickenbach cantoris et Ottonis militis fratris ipsius[764].  “Friderich wildegrave von Kirberg...und Gerhart unsir son” reached agreement with Pfalzgraf Ruprecht concerning “Kierberg, Wildenburg, Tronecken und Welstein” by charter dated 4 May 1357[765]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Friedrich’s wife has not been identified.  Friedrich & his wife had children: 

a)         GOTTFRIED Wildgraf (-[1370])

b)         GERHARD Wildgraf (-after 4 May 1357).  “Friderich wildegrave von Kirberg...und Gerhart unsir son” reached agreement with Pfalzgraf Ruprecht concerning “Kierberg, Wildenburg, Tronecken und Welstein” by charter dated 4 May 1357[766].  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[767]m [as her second husband,] UDA von Isenburg-Limburg, [widow of JOHANN von Katzenelnbogen], daughter of GERLACH Herr von Isenburg-Limburg & his second wife Kunigunde von Wertheim.  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"[768]"…Uda von Limburg wittwe Gerhards von Kirberg und ihres Sohns Friedrich" acknowledged repayment of a debt by charter dated 14 Jul 1360[769].  Gerhard & his wife had children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH Wildgraf (-[1390]).  "…Uda von Limburg wittwe Gerhards von Kirberg und ihres Sohns Friedrich" acknowledged repayment of a debt by charter dated 14 Jul 1360[770]m ([1377]) as her first husband, ANASTASIA von Leiningen, daughter of EMICH [VII] Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg und Hardenburg & his second wife Margareta von Kiburg.  She married secondly (1396) Johann Herr von Westerburg

ii)         GERHARD Wildgraf (-1408).  “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[771]m (before 2 Mar 1386) ADELHEID von Veldenz, daughter of HEINRICH [III] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Loretta von Sponheim-Starkenburg.  “Heinrich und Friderich gebrudere grauen zu Veldenze”, considering the marriage of “Alheiden myn Heinrichs vorgenant dochter” to “Gerharde von Kyrberg myn Heinrichs vorgenant...eidem”, arranged payments to the latter by charter dated 2 Mar 1386[772].  Gerhard & his wife had children:

(1)       ADELHEID Wildgräfin (-1438)m (before 28 Oct 1406) JOHANN [III] Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun, son of JOHANN [II] Wild- und Rheingraf zu Dhaun & his second wife Jutta von Leiningen (-1428). 

c)         MARGARETA Wildgräfin (-1368)m (before 13 Oct 1339) as his first wife, JOHANN Rheingraf von Stein, Wildgraf zu Dhaun, son of JOHANN [I] Rheingraf von Stein & his wife Hedwig von Dhaun (-1383). 

2.         GERHARD Wildgraf .  Canon at Mainz: “Emicho...episcopus, Hugo canonicus Moguntinus, Gerhardus prepositus Frisingensis, fratres filii quondam Emichonis Silvestris comitis, Gerhardus canonicus Magunt. et Fridericus filii quondam Gotfridi dicti Royp Silvestris comitis” donated “Crabencruce...apud villam Ensentheim” to Mainz, for the soul of “b. m. Gotfridi fratris nostri germani et patris fratrum predictorum”, by charter dated 30 Dec 1299[773]

 

 

 

C.      RAUGRAFEN

 

 

EMICH [II] Raugraf, son of EMICH [I] Graf von Naumburg/Neuenburg, Raugraf & his wife --- (-after 1194).  Raugraf.  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[774]"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"[775].  "Embricho Irsutus comes et filius eius Conradus…" 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"[776]

m ---.  The primary source which names Emich’s wife has not been identified. 

Emich [II] & his wife had children:

1.         KONRAD [I] Raugraf .  "Embricho Irsutus comes et filius eius Conradus…" 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"[777]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Konrad’s wife has not been identified.  Konrad [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         KONRAD [II] Raugraf (-1279 or after)"Heinricus et Conradus comites Irsuti de Bömenburc" and "comitem Symonem de Spanheim" agreed the ownership of property held by "Godefrido de Lebersheim filio quondam Hirzhals et Engelbrehto de Merchesheim" by charter dated 2 Nov 1248[778].  “Henricus comes Irsutus et Conradus patruelis noster etiam comes Irsutus” settled a dispute involving “novi castri apud Sarlesheim”, “Henricus et Rupertus fratres comites Irsuti” promising to provide, after his death, for “dictum Conradum patruelem nostrum...Benedictam uxorem suam cum liberis suis” by charter dated 13 Mar 1253[779]Raugraf von Stolzenburgm (1246, Papal dispensation 25 Jan 1251) BENEDIKTA Wildgräfin, daughter of KONRAD [II] Wildgraf & his wife Gisela von Saarbrücken (-before 1270).  Pope Innocent IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Conrado comiti Irsuto” and “Benedictam natam...comitis Silvestri”, despite “quarta consanguinitatis linea”, dated 25 Jan 1251[780]Henricus comes Irsutus et Conradus patruelis noster etiam comes Irsutus” settled a dispute involving “novi castri apud Sarlesheim”, “Henricus et Rupertus fratres comites Irsuti” promising to provide, after his death, for “dictum Conradum patruelem nostrum...Benedictam uxorem suam cum liberis suis” by charter dated 13 Mar 1253[781].  Konrad [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          GEORG [I] Raugraf (-after Feb 1308).  Raugraf von Stolzenburg.  “Rupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “nostrorum cognatorum...Georgii et Conradi fratrum necnon E. Wormatiensis episcopi...cum Conrado, prefati Yrsutis comitis tutorum...Gotfridi et Heinrici filiorum quondam Heinrici Yrsutis comitis, necnon Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[782].  “Otto de Brussella et dominus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer” waived the debt from “Martinus Lumbardus residens in Kirberg” by charter dated [end Feb/early Mar] 1308, sealed by “Georgii Rugravii soceri mei et Sifridi militis de Lewinstein[783]m MARGARETA von Daun, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Georg & his wife had children:

(a)       GEORG [II] Raugraf (-1350)Raugraf von Stolzenburgm (before 25 May 1313) as her second husband, MARGARETA von Katzenelnbogen, widow of GOTTFRIED von Schlüsselberg, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his first wife Irmgard von Isenburg (-after 30 Jul 1335).  “Margaretha...collateralis...Georgii Irsuti comitis, filia Wilhelmi comitis de Catzenellenbogen, collateralis quondam...Gotfridis de Sluzelberg” confirmed having received payment from “Elizabet domina in Hoenloch” as dower from “Gotfridus de Sluzelberg b. m. predictus”, by charter dated 25 May 1313[784].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 30 Jul 1335 under which "George der Rugrefe und unser…Frowe und unser Son" reached agreement with "Wilhelme Greffen zu Katzinelnbogen, allen sinen Brudern und Geswestern" concerning the inheritance of "unser…Frowen…Margreten, die Dochter", with the consent of "Herrn Rugreven Conrad unsern Bruder, Gref Symon und Gref Johann von Spanheim, Gebrüdere"[785].  Georg [II] & his wife had children:

(1)       WILHELM Raugraf (-1358)Raugraf von Stolzenburgm firstly (1344) ELISABETH von Leiningen, daughter of --- (-1345).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly as her first husband, KUNIGUNDE von Sponheim, daughter of PHILIPP Graf von Sponheim & his second wife Elisabeth Raugräfin.  "Ruhgreve Wilhelm von der alden Beymberg und Cunegund sunser…Hutzvrauwe" pledged his share of Dorf Münster to "unser…Neve Herre Friedrich Wilde Greve von Kirberg" by charter dated Jul 1355[786].  She married secondly (before May 1369) Ludwig Graf von Rieneck.  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the following document: Rorich Abbot of Trier St Maximin confirmed that “Grave Henrich von Spanheim, syn swester vrauwe Kunegunt Gravinne zu Rynecken unde Rugrave Henrich von der alden Boymberg” had donated “Kunegunt van Rynecken ir teyl an dem dorfe zu Wyldestein”, bequeathed by “Rugraven Georgen seligen” to “Rugrave Rugraven Wilhelm yrem huswirte”, by charter dated 9 Mar 1376[787].  “Ludewig grafe zu Rinekg” confirmed that “Kunegund Grafinne czu Renekg unsir...frawe” had sold her share in property of “Rugrafin Wilhelm seligen...Aldinbemburg, Nuwinburg, Weltstein unde Wonsheim”, with the consent of “unsir...vetirn grafin Gerhart unde grafin Gotfridis grafin czu Renekg”, by charter dated 30 Jun 1379[788]

(2)       PHILIPP [II] Raugraf (-[1377]).  Raugraf von Stolzenburg

(b)       KONRAD Raugraf (-after 30 Jul 1335).  "George der Rugrefe und unser…Frowe und unser Son" reached agreement with "Wilhelme Greffen zu Katzinelnbogen, allen sinen Brudern und Geswestern" concerning the inheritance of "unser…Frowen…Margreten, die Dochter", with the consent of "Herrn Rugreven Conrad unsern Bruder, Gref Symon und Gref Johann von Spanheim, Gebrüdere", by charter dated 30 Jul 1335[789]

(c)       LORETTA Raugräfin (-after 5 Jul 1332).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: “Otto de Brussella et dominus de Bolandia imperialis aule dapifer” waived the debt from “Martinus Lumbardus residens in Kirberg” by charter dated [end Feb/early Mar] 1308, sealed by “Georgii Rugravii soceri mei et Sifridi militis de Lewinstein[790].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  “Loretta relicta, Phylippus et Otto filii et heredes quondam Ottonis domini in Bolandia pie memorie” granted property to “Herbordum doctum Suzman de Ebernsheim armigerum” by charter dated 13 Dec 1325[791].  “Frauwe Lorette von Bolandin”, widow of “Her Otto von Bruzil unde auch von Bolandin”, donated property to Mainz St Alban, with “juncherre Otto der alste...mine geschwisterde alle” consenting to the donation of “unser muder”, by charter dated 5 Jul 1332[792]m (before Mar 1308) OTTO von Bruchsal Herr von Bolanden, son of --- (-[1309/16]). 

ii)         KONRAD [III] Raugraf (-after 19 Mar 1307)Raugraf von Stolzenburg.  “Rupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “nostrorum cognatorum...Georgii et Conradi fratrum necnon E. Wormatiensis episcopi...cum Conrado, prefati Yrsutis comitis tutorum...Gotfridi et Heinrici filiorum quondam Heinrici Yrsutis comitis, necnon Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[793].  “Heynricus de Hohinvels” decided that, if “Conradus comes Irsutus et sua legitima Alheydis comitissa noster socer et socrus” died, he would not “ex parte Iutte nostre legitime” requests rights “ad castrum Nouuinmbombourg” from “Godefridum et Heinricum fratres” by charter dated 19 Mar 1307[794]m (after 1292) as her second husband, ADELHEID von Sayn, widow of HEINRICH Raugraf von Altenbaumberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Sayn & his wife Jutta von Isenburg (-after 19 Mar 1307).  “Heynricus de Hohinvels” decided that, if “Conradus comes Irsutus et sua legitima Alheydis comitissa noster socer et socrus” [Adelheid and her second husband] died, he would not “ex parte Iutte nostre legitime” [Adelheid’s daughter by her first marriage] requests rights “ad castrum Nouuinmbombourg” from “Godefridum et Heinricum fratres” [Adelheid’s sons by her first marriage] by charter dated 19 Mar 1307[795]

2.         GERHARD Raugraf (-after 1228).  "Wulframus Ringravius" pledged "ville nostre Rimilsheim…cum castro Leiga" to "domino Gerardo comiti Irsuto", with the consent of "filii mei Embrichonis", by charter dated 27 Mar 1217, witnessed by "Ruperti comitis Irsuti et Wernheri de Bolanden…"[796].  "R. et G. comites Hirsuti" exchanged property with "R. de Wilre" by charter dated 1228[797]

3.         RUPRECHT [I] Raugraf (-after 1228).  "Wulframus Ringravius" pledged "ville nostre Rimilsheim…cum castro Leiga" to "domino Gerardo comiti Irsuto", with the consent of "filii mei Embrichonis", by charter dated 27 Mar 1217, witnessed by "Ruperti comitis Irsuti et Wernheri de Bolanden…"[798].  "R. et G. comites Hirsuti" exchanged property with "R. de Wilre" by charter dated 1228[799]m HEDWIG von Eberstein, daughter of EBERHARD [III] Graf von Eberstein & his wife Kunigunde von Andechs (-after 2 Jul 1248).  The primary source which confirms Hedwig’s parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that she was the daughter of Eberhard [III] Graf von Eberstein.  “Hedewigis de Euerstein comitissa de Boumelburg et filii eius Henricus comes et Gerardus prepositus Spirensis, Rupertus et Agnes de Boumelburg” renounced claims against “Cunradi et Golsdu uxoris sue de Werstat”, while “Heinricus comes et predictus Gerardus prepositus frater meus” promised to obtain the consent of “Euerardum et Fridericum fratres nostros, Cunegundem sororem nostram”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1248[800].  She is referred to (as deceased) in the 6 Dec 1283 charter of her son Friedrich Bishop of Worms, quoted below.  Ruprecht [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         HEINRICH [I] Raugraf (-19 Oct 1261, bur Kloster Rosenthal bei Göllheim).  "H --- dictus comes Irsutus et…domina Agnes uxor mea" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Dec 1247[801]Raugraf von Altenbaumburg.  “Hedewigis de Euerstein comitissa de Boumelburg et filii eius Henricus comes et Gerardus prepositus Spirensis, Rupertus et Agnes de Boumelburg” renounced claims against “Cunradi et Golsdu uxoris sue de Werstat”, while “Heinricus comes et predictus Gerardus prepositus frater meus” promised to obtain the consent of “Euerardum et Fridericum fratres nostros, Cunegundem sororem nostram”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1248[802].  "Heinricus et Conradus comites Irsuti de Bömenburc" and "comitem Symonem de Spanheim" agreed the ownership of property held by "Godefrido de Lebersheim filio quondam Hirzhals et Engelbrehto de Merchesheim" by charter dated 2 Nov 1248[803].  “Henricus comes Irsutus et Conradus patruelis noster etiam comes Irsutus” settled a dispute involving “novi castri apud Sarlesheim”, “Henricus et Rupertus fratres comites Irsuti” promising to provide, after his death, for “dictum Conradum patruelem nostrum...Benedictam uxorem suam cum liberis suis” by charter dated 13 Mar 1253[804].  "Heinricus Hirsutus comes de Beymburg" granted fiefs to "Nicolaus et Johannes advocati de Huneltstein" by charter dated Feb 1255[805]m AGNES von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON [II] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Liutgarde von Leiningen (-1261 or after).  "H --- dictus comes Irsutus et…domina Agnes uxor mea" donated property at Massholderbach to Kloster Otterburg by charter dated Dec 1247[806].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Heinrich [I] & his wife had children: 

i)          HEINRICH [II] Raugraf (-1292)Raugraf von Altenbaumburg.  Friedrich Bishop of Worms confirmed that “matre nostra et domina bone memorie, nostro et fratrum nostrorum...Eberhardi bone memorie antecessoris nostri Wormat. episcopi, Gerhardi prepositi s Germani Spirens. et Ruperti Irsuti comitis” donated property to the churches of Worms St Paul and St Martin, with the consent of “Heinricus Irsutus comes filius fratris nostri...et Emicho canonici Wormat. fratres”, by charter dated 6 Dec 1282[807]

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ii)         SIMON Raugraf .  “Henricus comes Irsutus” granted “Novobeynborc” as dower to “nostram legitimam dominam Alheidem filiam comitis de Seyn”, with the consent of “fratres nostros Symonem et Emychonem et sororem nostram Cunegundem et sororium nostrum et omnes fratres nostros”, by charter dated 1 Oct 1285[808]

iii)        EMICH Raugraf (-24 Jul 1299).  Friedrich Bishop of Worms confirmed that “matre nostra et domina bone memorie, nostro et fratrum nostrorum...Eberhardi bone memorie antecessoris nostri Wormat. episcopi, Gerhardi prepositi s Germani Spirens. et Ruperti Irsuti comitis” donated property to the churches of Worms St Paul and St Martin, with the consent of “Heinricus Irsutus comes filius fratris nostri...et Emicho canonici Wormat. fratres”, by charter dated 6 Dec 1282[809].  “Henricus comes Irsutus” granted “Novobeynborc” as dower to “nostram legitimam dominam Alheidem filiam comitis de Seyn”, with the consent of “fratres nostros Symonem et Emychonem et sororem nostram Cunegundem et sororium nostrum et omnes fratres nostros”, by charter dated 1 Oct 1285[810].  Bishop of Worms 1294.  “Rupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “nostrorum cognatorum...Georgii et Conradi fratrum necnon E. Wormatiensis episcopi...cum Conrado, prefati Yrsutis comitis tutorum...Gotfridi et Heinrici filiorum quondam Heinrici Yrsutis comitis, necnon Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[811]

iv)       KUNEGUNDE Raugräfin .  “Henricus comes Irsutus” granted “Novobeynborc” as dower to “nostram legitimam dominam Alheidem filiam comitis de Seyn”, with the consent of “fratres nostros Symonem et Emychonem et sororem nostram Cunegundem et sororium nostrum et omnes fratres nostros”, by charter dated 1 Oct 1285[812]

b)         RUPRECHT [II] Raugraf (-after 21 Dec 1274)Raugraf von Altenbaumburg.  “Hedewigis de Euerstein comitissa de Boumelburg et filii eius Henricus comes et Gerardus prepositus Spirensis, Rupertus et Agnes de Boumelburg” renounced claims against “Cunradi et Golsdu uxoris sue de Werstat”, while “Heinricus comes et predictus Gerardus prepositus frater meus” promised to obtain the consent of “Euerardum et Fridericum fratres nostros, Cunegundem sororem nostram”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1248[813].  “Henricus comes Irsutus et Conradus patruelis noster etiam comes Irsutus” settled a dispute involving “novi castri apud Sarlesheim”, “Henricus et Rupertus fratres comites Irsuti” promising to provide, after his death, for “dictum Conradum patruelem nostrum...Benedictam uxorem suam cum liberis suis” by charter dated 13 Mar 1253[814].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Elizabeth collateralis mea" donated property at Mauchenheim to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 29 Aug 1271[815].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Lysa nostra collateralis" confirmed that "Philippus et Theodericus de Hoenfels sororii nostri" had relinquished property at Mauchenheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1271[816].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[817]m ELISABETH von Hohenfels, daughter of PHILIPP von Bolanden Herr von Hohenfels & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-after 21 Dec 1274).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1249 under which her father "Philippus de Hoenfels" founded a memorial at Kloster Otterburg for himself and "beate memorie…coniugis mee Elizabet", witnessed by "Rubertus gener meus…"[818].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Elizabeth collateralis mea" donated property at Mauchenheim to Kloster Otterberg by charter dated 29 Aug 1271[819].  "Rupertus comes Irsutus et Lysa nostra collateralis" confirmed that "Philippus et Theodericus de Hoenfels sororii nostri" had relinquished property at Mauchenheim by charter dated 29 Sep 1271[820].  "Philippus et Ysengard conjuges de Hohenfels" sold "ville…Pedersheim", with the consent of "Philippi patris nostri, Ruperti comitis Yrsuti, Elizabet conjugis sue sororis nostre, Engelberti canonici Magunt. et Theoderici de Hohenfels fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 21 Dec 1274[821].  Ruprecht [II] & his wife had children:

i)          RUPRECHT [III] Raugraf Raugraf von AltenbaumburgRupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “nostrorum cognatorum...Georgii et Conradi fratrum necnon E. Wormatiensis episcopi...cum Conrado, prefati Yrsutis comitis tutorum...Gotfridi et Heinrici filiorum quondam Heinrici Yrsutis comitis, necnon Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[822]

ii)         HEINRICH [III] Raugraf (-after 24 Jun 1326)Raugraf von Altenbaumburg.  “Rupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “nostrorum cognatorum...Georgii et Conradi fratrum necnon E. Wormatiensis episcopi...cum Conrado, prefati Yrsutis comitis tutorum...Gotfridi et Heinrici filiorum quondam Heinrici Yrsutis comitis, necnon Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[823].  “Rugreve Henrich der elder und Katherine unßer...husvrawe” decided rights relating to “Diffendal” by charter dated 1 May 1319[824].  “Rugreve Henrich der alde und Katherinen unser...frawe und Philips von Spainheim viriehen uns” sold property to “Johanne von Bechtoldesheim” by charter dated 21 Apr 1325[825].  “Irsutus comes Henricus senior...Philippo de Spanheim genero suo cum Lysa filia sua ipsi Philippo desponsata” donated property revenue from “ville de Weldesteyn” to Trier St Maximin by charter dated 24 Jun 1326[826]m ([11 Nov 1316/1317]) as her third husband, KATHARINA von Kleve, widow firstly of WALRAM Graf von Kessel and secondly of DIETRICH [IV] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of DIETRICH LUF von Kleve Graf von Hülchrath & his first wife --- ([1285]-after 2 Jul 1357).  The primary source which confirms her first and second marriages has not been identified.  Wicbold Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation of the chapel of Broich by "nobile viro Walramo de Kessele domino de Brugge et Catharina eius uxore" by charter dated 20 Dec 1299[827]Rugreve Henrich der elder und Katherine unßer...husvrawe” decided rights relating to “Diffendal” by charter dated 1 May 1319[828].  “Rugreve Henrich der alde und Katherinen unser...frawe und Philips von Spainheim viriehen uns” sold property to “Johanne von Bechtoldesheim” by charter dated 21 Apr 1325[829].  "Katerine dye Ruegreuinne, dochter…Loeues van Cleue greuen to Hilkerade" relinquished her inheritance rights from "onse…broeder her Otte praest to sunte Gereone" by charter dated 10 Aug 1349[830].  Heinrich [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       RUPRECHT [IV] Raugraf (-after 1 Nov 1367)Raugraf von Altenbaumburg.  “Ruhegrafe Ruprecht von der Aldinbeimburg und Katherine min...husfrauwe” granted property “zu Gugenheim”, relinquished by “unserme swager hern Phylippes seligen von Spanheim”, by charter dated 5 Mar 1344[831].  “Rugrave Rupreth her zu der Aldinbemburg und Heinrich sin son” acknowledged holding property “zu Gundermsheim” from Pfalzgraf Ruprecht by charter dated 1 Nov 1367[832]m KATHARINA, daughter of --- (-after 5 Mar 1344).  “Ruhegrafe Ruprecht von der Aldinbeimburg und Katherine min...husfrauwe” granted property “zu Gugenheim”, relinquished by “unserme swager hern Phylippes seligen von Spanheim”, by charter dated 5 Mar 1344[833].  Ruprecht [IV] & his wife had children: 

(1)       HEINRICH [IV] Raugraf (-after 9 Mar 1376).  “Rugrave Rupreth her zu der Aldinbemburg und Heinrich sin son” acknowledged holding property “zu Gundermsheim” from Pfalzgraf Ruprecht by charter dated 1 Nov 1367[834]Raugraf von Altenbaumburg.  “Rugrave Heynrich von der alden Beumburg” sold property to “Antilman von Grasewege” by charter dated 9 Jul 1373[835].  “Rugrave Heinrich von der Alten Beymburg” sold his share in two villages “Gonbrunsheim und Oensheim” to “unserm...vetdern Grave Heinrich von Spanheim” by charter dated 30 Nov 1375, sealed by “Rugrave Heinrich vorg. und unser...Nefe Rugrave Phielip herre zu der Nuwen Beymburg[836].  Rorich Abbot of Trier St Maximin confirmed that “Grave Henrich von Spanheim, syn swester vrauwe Kunegunt Gravinne zu Rynecken unde Rugrave Henrich von der alden Boymberg” had donated “Kunegunt van Rynecken ir teyl an dem dorfe zu Wyldestein”, bequeathed by “Rugraven Georgen seligen” to “Rugrave Rugraven Wilhelm yrem huswirte”, by charter dated 9 Mar 1376[837]

(2)       SCHONETTE Raugräfin (-after 1390).  “Schonette Rugreven frauwe von Erpach” acknowledged payments from “Dietrich und Cunrad gebruder herren zu Bickinbach” by charter dated 29 Jun 1384[838].  “Schencke Johann herre von Erpach” donated property to Mosau, for “...myner huzfrauwen Schonet Rugrefen...”, by charter dated 1390[839]m (before 29 Jun 1384) JOHANN Schenk von Erbach-Fürstenau, son of KONRAD “Rauch” Schenk von Erbach-Fürstenau “der Ältere” & his wife Margareta von Bickenbach (-[1417]). 

(b)       ELISABETH Raugräfin (-after 24 Jun 1326).  “Rugreve Henrich der alde und Katherinen unser...frawe und Philips von Spainheim viriehen uns” sold property to “Johanne von Bechtoldesheim” by charter dated 21 Apr 1325[840].  “Irsutus comes Henricus senior...Philippo de Spanheim genero suo cum Lysa filia sua ipsi Philippo desponsata” donated property revenue from “ville de Weldesteyn” to Trier St Maximin by charter dated 24 Jun 1326[841]m (after 1320) as his second wife, PHILIPP Graf von Sponheim, son of HEINRICH Graf von Sponheim & his first wife Kunigunde von Bolanden (-1338).  He is named as deceased in the 5 Mar 1344 charter of his brother-in-law Ruprecht [IV], quoted above. 

c)         EBERHARD Raugraf (-23 Mar 1277).  “Hedewigis de Euerstein comitissa de Boumelburg et filii eius Henricus comes et Gerardus prepositus Spirensis, Rupertus et Agnes de Boumelburg” renounced claims against “Cunradi et Golsdu uxoris sue de Werstat”, while “Heinricus comes et predictus Gerardus prepositus frater meus” promised to obtain the consent of “Euerardum et Fridericum fratres nostros, Cunegundem sororem nostram”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1248[842].  Bishop of Worms 1257.  He is named in the 6 Dec 1282 charter of his brother Friedrich. 

d)         FRIEDRICH Raugraf (-17 Feb 1283).  “Hedewigis de Euerstein comitissa de Boumelburg et filii eius Henricus comes et Gerardus prepositus Spirensis, Rupertus et Agnes de Boumelburg” renounced claims against “Cunradi et Golsdu uxoris sue de Werstat”, while “Heinricus comes et predictus Gerardus prepositus frater meus” promised to obtain the consent of “Euerardum et Fridericum fratres nostros, Cunegundem sororem nostram”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1248[843].  Bishop of Worms 1277.  Friedrich Bishop of Worms confirmed that “matre nostra et domina bone memorie, nostro et fratrum nostrorum...Eberhardi bone memorie antecessoris nostri Wormat. episcopi, Gerhardi prepositi s Germani Spirens. et Ruperti Irsuti comitis” donated property to the churches of Worms St Paul and St Martin, with the consent of “Heinricus Irsutus comes filius fratris nostri...et Emicho canonici Wormat. fratres”, by charter dated 6 Dec 1282[844]

e)         GERHARD Raugraf .  Provost at Speyer: “Hedewigis de Euerstein comitissa de Boumelburg et filii eius Henricus comes et Gerardus prepositus Spirensis, Rupertus et Agnes de Boumelburg” renounced claims against “Cunradi et Golsdu uxoris sue de Werstat”, while “Heinricus comes et predictus Gerardus prepositus frater meus” promised to obtain the consent of “Euerardum et Fridericum fratres nostros, Cunegundem sororem nostram”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1248[845].  Canon at Speyer St German: Friedrich Bishop of Worms confirmed that “matre nostra et domina bone memorie, nostro et fratrum nostrorum...Eberhardi bone memorie antecessoris nostri Wormat. episcopi, Gerhardi prepositi s Germani Spirens. et Ruperti Irsuti comitis” donated property to the churches of Worms St Paul and St Martin, with the consent of “Heinricus Irsutus comes filius fratris nostri...et Emicho canonici Wormat. fratres”, by charter dated 6 Dec 1282[846]

f)          AGNES Raugräfin (-before Sep 1258).  “Hedewigis de Euerstein comitissa de Boumelburg et filii eius Henricus comes et Gerardus prepositus Spirensis, Rupertus et Agnes de Boumelburg” renounced claims against “Cunradi et Golsdu uxoris sue de Werstat”, while “Heinricus comes et predictus Gerardus prepositus frater meus” promised to obtain the consent of “Euerardum et Fridericum fratres nostros, Cunegundem sororem nostram”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1248[847]"Comes Ditherus de Katzenelnpogen" donated revenue from Gehaborn to Kloster Eberbach, with the consent of "fratris nostri Eberhardi", for the soul of "quondam uxoris nostræ dominæ Agnetis", by charter dated Sep 1258[848].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   m as his first wife, DIETHER [III] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of DIETHER [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Hildegunde --- (-13 Jan 1276, bur Mainz Klarissenkloster). 

g)         KUNIGUNDE Raugräfin (-after 2 Jul 1248).  “Hedewigis de Euerstein comitissa de Boumelburg et filii eius Henricus comes et Gerardus prepositus Spirensis, Rupertus et Agnes de Boumelburg” renounced claims against “Cunradi et Golsdu uxoris sue de Werstat”, while “Heinricus comes et predictus Gerardus prepositus frater meus” promised to obtain the consent of “Euerardum et Fridericum fratres nostros, Cunegundem sororem nostram”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1248[849]

 

 

HEINRICH [II] Raugraf, son of HEINRICH [I] Raugraf von Altenbaumburg & his wife Agnes von Saarbrücken (-1292)Raugraf von Altenbaumburg.  Friedrich Bishop of Worms confirmed that “matre nostra et domina bone memorie, nostro et fratrum nostrorum...Eberhardi bone memorie antecessoris nostri Wormat. episcopi, Gerhardi prepositi s Germani Spirens. et Ruperti Irsuti comitis” donated property to the churches of Worms St Paul and St Martin, with the consent of “Heinricus Irsutus comes filius fratris nostri...et Emicho canonici Wormat. fratres”, by charter dated 6 Dec 1282[850].  “Heinricus comes Irsutus et Adelheidis uxor nostra” donated “quartam partem decime...in villa Solzheim” to Mainz St. Victor by charter dated 6 Feb 1286[851]

m (before 1 Oct 1285) as her first husband, ADELHEID von Sayn, daughter of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Sayn & his wife Jutta von Isenburg.  “Henricus comes Irsutus” granted “Novobeynborc” as dower to “nostram legitimam dominam Alheidem filiam comitis de Seyn”, with the consent of “fratres nostros Symonem et Emychonem et sororem nostram Cunegundem et sororium nostrum et omnes fratres nostros”, by charter dated 1 Oct 1285[852].  “Heinricus comes Irsutus et Adelheidis uxor nostra” donated “quartam partem decime...in villa Solzheim” to Mainz St. Victor by charter dated 6 Feb 1286[853].  She married secondly Konrad Raugraf von Stolzenburg.  “Heynricus de Hohinvels” decided that, if “Conradus comes Irsutus et sua legitima Alheydis comitissa noster socer et socrus” [Adelheid and her second husband] died, he would not “ex parte Iutte nostre legitime” [Adelheid’s daughter by her first marriage] requests rights “ad castrum Nouuinmbombourg” from “Godefridum et Heinricum fratres” [Adelheid’s sons by her first marriage] by charter dated 19 Mar 1307[854]

Heinrich [II] & his wife had children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED Raugraf (-after 19 Mar 1307).  Raugraf von Neuenbaumburg.  “Rupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “nostrorum cognatorum...Georgii et Conradi fratrum necnon E. Wormatiensis episcopi...cum Conrado, prefati Yrsutis comitis tutorum...Gotfridi et Heinrici filiorum quondam Heinrici Yrsutis comitis, necnon Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[855].  “Heynricus de Hohinvels” decided that, if “Conradus comes Irsutus et sua legitima Alheydis comitissa noster socer et socrus” died, he would not “ex parte Iutte nostre legitime” requests rights “ad castrum Nouuinmbombourg” from “Godefridum et Heinricum fratres” by charter dated 19 Mar 1307[856]

2.         HEINRICH [III] Raugraf (-1344)Raugraf von Neuenbaumburg.  “Rupertus et Heinricus fratres Yrsuti comites” donated property “in villa Westhofen” to Worms, with the consent of “nostrorum cognatorum...Georgii et Conradi fratrum necnon E. Wormatiensis episcopi...cum Conrado, prefati Yrsutis comitis tutorum...Gotfridi et Heinrici filiorum quondam Heinrici Yrsutis comitis, necnon Heinrici armigeri de Rypoltsekirchen”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1297[857].  “Heynricus de Hohinvels” decided that, if “Conradus comes Irsutus et sua legitima Alheydis comitissa noster socer et socrus” died, he would not “ex parte Iutte nostre legitime” requests rights “ad castrum Nouuinmbombourg” from “Godefridum et Heinricum fratres” by charter dated 19 Mar 1307[858]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Heinrich’s wife has not been identified.  Heinrich [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         PHILIPP [I] Raugraf (-1359).  “Philippus Irsutus comes dominus in nova Boumburg...ac Agnete uxore nostra” confirmed the sale of property “in terminis ville Solzheim et...in villa Werstad”, made by “avum nostrum Henricum comitem Irsutum necnon Alheidim eius legittimam”, with the consent of “coheredum nostrorum Wilhelmi et Ruperti comitum Irsutorum”, by charter dated 25 Aug 1355[859]m (1333) AGNES von Leiningen, daughter of JOFRIED [I] Graf von Leiningen-Hardenburg & his second wife Mathilde von Salm (-[1387/89])Rhin Grave Phillipps Herr zur Neuwen-Brumberg und Agnes unsere...Frau” acknowledged payments from “Grave Emich unser Bruder und unser Rhingraffe Phillipps Schwager” by charter dated mid-Jul 1354[860]Philippus Irsutus comes dominus in nova Boumburg...ac Agnete uxore nostra” confirmed the sale of property “in terminis ville Solzheim et...in villa Werstad”, made by “avum nostrum Henricum comitem Irsutum necnon Alheidim eius legittimam”, with the consent of “coheredum nostrorum Wilhelmi et Ruperti comitum Irsutorum”, by charter dated 25 Aug 1355[861].  Philipp [I] & his wife had children: 

i)          PHILIPP [II] Raugraf (-1397)Raugraf von Neuenbaumburg.  “Rugrave Heinrich von der Alten Beymburg” sold his share in two villages “Gonbrunsheim und Oensheim” to “unserm...vetdern Grave Heinrich von Spanheim” by charter dated 30 Nov 1375, sealed by “Rugrave Heinrich vorg. und unser...Nefe Rugrave Phielip herre zu der Nuwen Beymburg[862]

-         GRAFEN von SALM-NEUMAGEN[863]

3.         JUTTA Raugräfin (-after 26 Jun 1330).  “Heynricus de Hohinvels” decided that, if “Conradus comes Irsutus et sua legitima Alheydis comitissa noster socer et socrus” died, he would not “ex parte Iutte nostre legitime” requests rights “ad castrum Nouuinmbombourg” from “Godefridum et Heinricum fratres” by charter dated 19 Mar 1307[864]Herman und Wernher gebrudere von Hoinvels unn unsir suster Jutte zu eine male eliche frauwe unsirs [...seligen] vederin Heinrichis von Hoinvels” confirmed the sale of property “zu Morsheim” to Syon monastery by charter dated 26 Jun 1330[865]m HEINRICH von Hohenfels Herr von Reipoltskirchen, son of DIETRICH [Dylmann] von Hohenfels & his wife Agnes von Zweibrücken (-1329). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    GRAFEN von SPONHEIM

 

 

Some details of the genealogy of the early Grafen von Sponheim are found only in the Chronica Cœnobii Spanheimensis, written in 1506 by Johann Trithem, abbot of Sponheim[866].  The Chronica is too late to be considered a primary source for the events which it relates, although it does include the full text of some early charters which have not been found elsewhere and which have presumably since disappeared.  Information found only in the Chronica has not generally been included in the present chapter, except for extracts from the quoted charters. 

 

 

1.         --- .  The identity of Hedwig´s husband is not known.  m HEDWIG, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1130 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations made by "comes Megenhardus de Sponheim" to Sponheim, founded by "comes Eberhardus cum domina Hadwige matre sua"[867].  One child: 

a)         EBERHARD (-after [1 Nov 1063]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1130 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations made by "comes Megenhardus de Sponheim" to Sponheim, founded by "comes Eberhardus cum domina Hadwige matre sua"[868]Graf von Sponheim.  Trithem´s 1506 Chronicon Spanheimensis records that "Euerardus comes de Sponheim" founded "ecclesiam in…Mons Campi" and donated "decimam villæ Sponheim" and other property by charter dated 8 Jun 1047[869].  [Archbishop Eberhard of Trier confirmed a donation of property to the monastery of Prüm by charter dated 1 Nov 1063, subscribed by "Waldonis advocati, Eberhardi comit, Bertolfi com, Anselmi, Adalberonis, Cunone…Godefridi"[870].  It is not certain that this document refers to Eberhard Graf von Sponheim.] 

 

2.         STEFAN [I] von Sponheim [Spanheim] (-[1101/24 Feb 1118]).  "Heinrici comitis de Lach, Diepoldi de Haga, Stephani de Spanheim..." witnessed the charter dated 1075 under which Udo Archbishop of Trier confirmed the donation of property “in villa Olkebach” made to St. Simeon by “Hugo...de Hachenueles[871]Graf von Sponheim.  Hermann [III] Archbishop of Köln settled the dispute between Kloster Brauweiler and Köln St Maria by charter dated 1090, witnessed by "Stephanus comes, Gerhardus de Hostade, Arnoldi prefectus urbis, Adelbertus de Safinberg, Adolfus de Monte, Adelbero de Duno…"[872].  Trithem´s 1506 Chronicon Spanheimensis records that "Stephanus comes de Sponheim" donated property to "ecclesiam suam in Monte campi" by charter dated 1101[873]m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Disibodenberg, including the donation of "villam Nuwenkirchen" owned by "mater eius Dna Sophia" made by "Comes Megenhardus de Spanheim" with the consent of "sororis sue Dne Iuste", by charter dated 1128[874].  Stefan [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         MEGINHARD (-[1136/45]).  His parentage is confirmed by Trithem´s 1506 Chronicon Spanheimensis which records donations by "Stephanus comes de Sponheim" to "ecclesiam in…Mons Campi" and confirmations by "filium suum Megenhardum…Mechthildis uxor eius" by charter dated 24 Feb 1118[875]Graf von Sponheim"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"[876]Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of "ecclesiam in Sponheim" by "Dominus Megenhardus de Sponheim et uxor eius Machthild, comes Rudolphus et uxor eius Reggat" by charter dated 10 Jun 1124 witnessed by "Arnoldus urbis præfectus, comes Goswinus et filius eius Gerardus et frater eius Emicho, Arnoldus et frater eius Rupertus de Lurenburck, comes Fridericus Bertolfus et frater eius Sigefridus, Henricus de Catzenelenbogen, Rorich et frater eius Gerlach…"[877].  "Megenhardus…comes de Sponheim" confirmed the foundation of "genitor noster Stephanus comes de Sponheim ecclesiam suam in Monte campi iuxta villam Sponheim", with the consent of "Mechthildis uxoris meæ et fratris mei comitis Rodolphi", and provided that "post mortem…meam, senior ex filiis meis, qui dominus fuerit in Creutzenacht…" would hold "advocatiam præfati monasterii", by charter dated 1 Sep 1125[878].  Graf von Mörsperg [Morimont].  "Meginhardus" donated "predium Illinowa…apud Sueviam in pago Zurichowa" to Schaffhausen St Salvator, naming "uxoris mee Mahtilde…filia [Adilberti de Morsberk]", by charter dated 21 Sep 1127[879]Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Disibodenberg, including the donation of "villam Nuwenkirchen" owned by "mater eius Dna Sophia" made by "Comes Megenhardus de Spanheim" with the consent of "sororis sue Dne Iuste", by charter dated 1128[880].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Schwabenheim by "comes Meginhardus de Spanheim…et uxoris sue Methildis", previously founded by "comes Eberhardus cum domina Hadewiga matre sua" [Graf im Zürichgau/Nellenburg, supposed ancestor of Meginhard´s wife], by charter dated 1130[881].  Emperor Lothar donated property to Epternach by charter dated 24 Apr 1131 witnessed by "…Meinhardus comes de Spanheim…"[882]"…Megenhardus de Spanheim…" witnessed the charter dated 1132, after 13 Sep, under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated property "in pago…Weitereibia…in comitatu Sigefridi comitis de Nuringes" to Mainz cathedral[883]m (before 24 Feb 1118) [as her first husband,] MECHTILD von Mörsperg, daughter of ADALBERT Graf von Mörsperg & his wife Mathilde de Mousson (-12 Mar [1152/1180]).  Trithem´s 1506 Chronicon Spanheimensis records donations to "ecclesiam in…Mons Campi" to "filium suum Megenhardum…Mechthildis uxor eius" by charter dated 24 Feb 1118[884].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 30 Aug 1125 under which "Maynardus…comes Morspeccensis" donated the priory of la Celle near Metz to Suger abbé de Saint-Denis after the death of "Adalberti comitis" whose daughter "Mattildis" he had married[885]"Meginhardus" donated "predium Illinowa…apud Sueviam in pago Zurichowa" to Schaffhausen St Salvator, naming "uxoris mee Mahtilde…filia [Adilberti de Morsberk]", by charter dated 21 Sep 1127[886]Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Schwabenheim by "comes Meginhardus de Spanheim…et uxoris sue Methildis", previously founded by "comes Eberhardus cum domina Hadewiga matre sua" [Graf im Zürichgau/Nellenburg, supposed ancestor of Meginhard´s wife], by charter dated 1130[887].  She may have married secondly Adalbert [I] Graf von Dillingen und Kiburg.  The necrology of Neresheim records the death "IV Id Mar" of "Mechtildis com in Dilingen sor n c"[888]Meginhard & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          GOTTFRIED [I] (-after 1183).  "…Godefridus comes de Spanheim…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the canons of Trier St Simon and Bamberg St Georg concerning tithes in Hönningen[889]Graf von Sponheim

-         see below

ii)         [KRAFT (-[1174/76]).  Trithem´s 1506 Chronicon Spanheimensis records the election of "Dominum Crafftonem, huius cœnobii monachum…filium Megenhardi comitis de Spanheim" as second abbot of Sponheim monastery in 1151, adding that he headed the monastery for 23 years, 2 months and 5 days, but does not cite the primary source which confirms his parentage[890].  Abbot of Sponheim].   

b)         RUDOLFGraf von Sponheim.  Trithem´s 1506 Chronicon Spanheimensis records donations to "ecclesiam in…Mons Campi" to "filium suum Megenhardum…Mechthildis uxor eius" by charter dated 24 Feb 1118 and also donations by "Rodulphus etiam comes frater Meginhardi…cum Richarde uxore sua"[891].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of "ecclesiam in Sponheim" by "Dominus Megenhardus de Sponheim et uxor eius Machthild, comes Rudolphus et uxor eius Reggat" by charter dated 10 Jun 1124[892]m RICHARDA, daughter of ---.  Trithem´s 1506 Chronicon Spanheimensis records donations to "ecclesiam in…Mons Campi" to "filium suum Megenhardum…Mechthildis uxor eius" by charter dated 24 Feb 1118 and also donations by "Rodulphus etiam comes frater Meginhardi…cum Richarde uxore sua"[893].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of "ecclesiam in Sponheim" by "Dominus Megenhardus de Sponheim et uxor eius Machthild, comes Rudolphus et uxor eius Reggat" by charter dated 10 Jun 1124[894]

c)         HUGO (-1 Jul 1137)Archbishop of Köln 1137.  The Annales Brunwilarenes record the death in 1137 of "Bruno archiepiscopus in Apulia in expeditione regia constitutus" and the succession of "Hugo", followed "eodem tempore" by the death of Hugo and the succession of "Arnoldus"[895]

d)         JUTTA (-22 Dec 1136).  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Disibodenberg, including the donation of "villam Nuwenkirchen" owned by "mater eius Dna Sophia" made by "Comes Megenhardus de Spanheim" with the consent of "sororis sue Dne Iuste", by charter dated 1128[896].  Abbess of Disibodenberg.  The Annales Sancti Disibodi record the death "II Kal Jan" in 1136 of "domna Iudda 24 annis in monte sancte Dysibodi inclusa, soror Megenhardi comitis de Spanheim"[897]

 

 

GOTTFRIED [I] von Sponheim, son of MEGINHARD Graf von Sponheim & his wife Mechtild von Mörsperg (-after 1183).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Gottfried was the person referred to in the present document as "Gottfried [I] Graf von Sponheim" represents two different individuals both named Gottfried.  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  The birth of Graf Gottfried [I] can probably be dated to [1115], suggesting that he was a young adult when he succeeded his father.  If that is correct, there would be no chronological difficulties with his being the same person who is named in the charter dated 1183, quoted below.  "…Godefridus comes de Spanheim…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the canons of Trier St Simon and Bamberg St Georg concerning tithes in Hönningen[898]Graf von SponheimThe Annales Sancti Disibodi (Continuatio) name "…Godefridus de Spanheim…" among those present with the king when he celebrated Christmas at Worms in 1155[899].  "Conradus Palatinus comes de Reno" settled a dispute between the canons of Springirsbach and "Godefrido comite de Sponheim…et filiis suis" by charter dated 1183, witnessed by "Gerlaco comite de Veldenze, dominis Henrico, Simone, Ludovico de Spanhem…"[900]

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

Gottfried [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         WALRAM (-after 9 Aug 1187).  "Godefridus et Fredericus fratres comites de Vernenburgh" donated their castle and county to Johann Archbishop of Trier by charter dated 9 Aug 1187 witnessed by "Henrici comitis Palatini Reni advocatie ecclesie predicte…Walrami comitis in Spanheim, Conradi de Blankenheim et Wilhelmi domni in Duna…"[901]

2.         HEINRICH [I] (-[27 May 1197/1200]).  "Conradus Palatinus comes de Reno" settled a dispute between the canons of Springirsbach and "Godefrido comite de Sponheim…et filiis suis" by charter dated 1183, witnessed by "Gerlaco comite de Veldenze, dominis Henrico, Simone, Ludovico de Spanhem…"[902]Graf von Sponheim"…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[903].  "…Henricus comes de Spanheim et fratres sui Albertus et Lodowicus…" signed the charter dated 28 Jun 1193 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed the exchange of Schloß Ahr for half of Schloß Nürburg[904].  "…Heinricus comes de Spanheim…" 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"[905].  "…Henricus de Spanheim…" witnessed the charter dated 6 Apr 1197 which records the resignation by "Henricus Palatinus comes Rheni" from "episcopali apud Trevirem advocatiam"[906].  "Henricus…dux et comes palatinus Rheni" granted a loan to "comitibus de Spanheim Heinrico…Alberto et Godefrido" over "comitiam in Meineuelde ex illa parte Moselle" for "peregrinationis" by charter dated 27 May 1197[907].  It is likely that Heinrich died before 1200, from which date Gottfried [I] is named in documents as the only Graf von Sponheim. 

3.         [SIMON (-after 1183).  "Conradus Palatinus comes de Reno" settled a dispute between the canons of Springirsbach and "Godefrido comite de Sponheim…et filiis suis" by charter dated 1183, witnessed by "Gerlaco comite de Veldenze, dominis Henrico, Simone, Ludovico de Spanhem…"[908].  No other reference has been found to Simon.  It is possible that "Simone" in the document dated 1183 represents an error for "Adalberto", who is not named in the charter.  If Simon was a separate person, it is likely that he died soon after the date of the document.] 

4.         ALBERT (-[27 May 1197/1200]).  "…Henricus comes de Spanheim et fratres sui Albertus et Lodowicus…" signed the charter dated 28 Jun 1193 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed the exchange of Schloß Ahr for half of Schloß Nürburg[909].  "…Henricus de Spanheim…" witnessed the charter dated 6 Apr 1197 which records the resignation by "Henricus Palatinus comes Rheni" from "episcopali apud Trevirem advocatiam"[910].  "Henricus…dux et comes palatinus Rheni" granted a loan to "comitibus de Spanheim Heinrico…Alberto et Godefrido" over "comitiam in Meineuelde ex illa parte Moselle" for "peregrinationis" by charter dated 27 May 1197[911].  It is likely that Albert died before 1200, from which date Gottfried [I] is named in documents as the only Graf von Sponheim. 

5.         LUDWIG (-after 28 Jun 1193).  "Conradus Palatinus comes de Reno" settled a dispute between the canons of Springirsbach and "Godefrido comite de Sponheim…et filiis suis" by charter dated 1183, witnessed by "Gerlaco comite de Veldenze, dominis Henrico, Simone, Ludovico de Spanhem…"[912]Graf von Sponheim"…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"[913].  "…Henricus comes de Spanheim et fratres sui Albertus et Lodowicus…" signed the charter dated 28 Jun 1193 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed the exchange of Schloß Ahr for half of Schloß Nürburg[914]

 

 

1.         GOTTFRIED [II] ([1175/85]-1223).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he was the youngest son of "Gottfried [II] Graf von Sponheim" who, according to the same source, was the son of Gottfried [I] (see above).  Estimating Gottfried´s probable birth date represents the best starting point for assessing his possible parentage.  Given the first mention of his son Johann in 1219, and the marriage of his son Heinrich dated to 1230, it is likely that the children of Gottfried [II] and his wife Adelheid von Sayn were born in the range [1200/15], bearing in mind also that Adelheid had three children from her second marriage.  If that date is correct, Gottfried [II] was probably born no earlier than [1175/85].  Looking at the careers of the sons of Gottfried [I] Graf von Sponheim who are named above, it is likely that they were already adult by that time, which is also consistent with Gottfried [I]´s own birth in [1115] as discussed above.  There would seem to be two possible solutions for the parentage of Gottfried [II]: either he could have been the son of Gottfried [I] born from a second marriage contracted towards the end of his father´s life, or he could have been the son of one of Gottfried [I]´s sons who are named above.  Until more primary source data comes to light, it has been decided to leave his parentage as unidentified in the present document.  "…Henricus de Spanheim…" witnessed the charter dated 6 Apr 1197 which records the resignation by "Henricus Palatinus comes Rheni" from "episcopali apud Trevirem advocatiam"[915].  "Henricus…dux et comes palatinus Rheni" granted a loan to "comitibus de Spanheim Heinrico…Alberto et Godefrido" over "comitiam in Meineuelde ex illa parte Moselle" for "peregrinationis" by charter dated 27 May 1197[916].  "Godefridus comes de Spaneim…" witnessed the charter dated to [1199/1200] under which Johann Archbishop of Trier and "Folmarem comitem de Castele" reached agreement concerning "quod in monte de Baruncastel"[917].  "…Godefridus comes de Spaneim…" witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Johann Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Sayn by "Heinricus comes de Seine"[918]"…Godefridus comes de Spanheim…" witnessed the charter dated 1211 under which Konrad Bishop of Speyer donated "patronatu et in decimis ecclesie de Medenheim" to Kloster Hemmenrode[919]"Godefridus comes de Spanheim", on leaving overseas on crusade, donated property to Kloster Werchweiler, at the request of "…uxoris mee Adelheidis comitisse", by charter dated 21 Jul 1218, witnessed by "comitis Henrici de Geminoponte"[920]m as her first husband, ADELHEID von Sayn, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Sayn & his wife Agnes von Saffenberg (-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"[921].  She married secondly Eberhard [V] Graf von Eberstein.  "A…comitissa de Spanhem et Euerstein" donated wine production to Abtei Sayn, for the souls of "domni Godefridi comitis de Spanhem et domni Euerhardi…filii nostri defunctorum", by charter dated 1256[922].  Gottfried [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JOHANN [I] (-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[923]Graf von Sponheim"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[924].  The Annales Wormatienses name "domni Iohannes comitis de Spanheim et fratrum suorum" in 1249[925]Herr zu Sayn und Starkenburg.  "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[926]

-        GRAFEN von SAYN

b)         HEINRICH (-[1258])"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[927]Graf von Sponheim.  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[928].  Herr zu Blankenburg und Löwenburg.  "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"[929]

-        HERREN von HEINSBERG

c)         SIMON (-8 Apr 1264, bur Pfaffen-Schwabenheim)"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[930]Graf von Sponheim.  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[931]

-        see below

 

 

SIMON von Sponheim, son of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Adelheid von Sayn (-8 Apr 1264, bur Pfaffen-Schwabenheim)"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[932]Graf von Sponheim.  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[933]"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[934]"Henricus Dominus de Heinesberg" donated "castra…ex parte mei patris…Kestelun, Neve et Kirberg" to "fratri meo Domino Symoni ac Margarete sue uxori", in return for "Blankenberg, Saffenberg, Hilkerode" received from "meus avunculus bone memorie Henricus comes Seynensis", by charter dated 13 Oct 1248[935].  "Symon comes de Spanheim et Margaretha uxor sua" donated "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights, for the soul of "quondam comitis Henrici Seynensis", by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[936]

m (contract 6 Dec 1240) as her first husband, MARGARETA von Hengebach, daughter of EBERHARD [III] von Hengebach & his wife Elisabeth von Hochstaden (-before Feb 1299).  "Domina Elyzabeth de Hengebach" agreed the marriage of "filiam nostram Margaretham" and "domino Symoni de Spanheym" by charter dated Nov 1240[937].  "Henricus Dominus de Heinesberg" donated "castra…ex parte mei patris…Kestelun, Neve et Kirberg" to "fratri meo Domino Symoni ac Margarete sue uxori", in return for "Blankenberg, Saffenberg, Hilkerode" received from "meus avunculus bone memorie Henricus comes Seynensis", by charter dated 13 Oct 1248[938].  "Symon comes de Spanheim et Margaretha uxor sua" donated "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights, for the soul of "quondam comitis Henrici Seynensis", by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[939].  She married secondly (15 Mar 1265) as his second wife, Emich [IV] Graf zu Leiningen in Landeck. 

Simon & his wife had children:  

1.         HEINRICH (-1310)Graf von Sponheim.  "…Henricus et Johannes de Spanheym…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[940].  "Johannes comes de Sponheim…consensu Aleidis uxoris nostre…Emechonis comitis de Liningen filie" exchanged property with "Henricum comitem de Sponheim" by charter dated Apr 1277[941].  "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, Conrado et Henrico comitibus Irsutis, Philippo domino de Hohenfels", agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 1 Sep 1277[942]m firstly (before Sep 1277) KUNIGUNDE von Bolanden, daughter of PHILIPP [II] von Bolanden & his wife Lukardis von Hohenfels (-after 15 Jan 1295).  "Lukardis relicta…domini Philippi quondam de Bolandis" sold property at Albisheim to "Herdegeno militi de Offenheim", with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Iohannis et Philippi…infra legitime discretionis annos", by charter dated 2 Nov 1282 which names "Albertum de Schenkenberg, Henricum comitem de Spanheim…generos nostros" as fiduciaries[943].  "Heinricus de Spanheim comes et Kunigundis sua collateralis" donated revenue from "villa Albesheim" to Kloster Otterberg, except the part granted to "Friderico comite de Lyningen", by charter dated 24 Feb 1291[944].  "Heinricus de Spanheim ac Kunegundis coniuges" confirmed the donation of property in "ville Albesheim" made to Kloster Otterberg by "pie memorie domina Lukardis de Bolandia socrus nostra" by charter dated 22 Dec 1292[945]m secondly as her first husband, AGNES von Westerburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] von Westerburg & his wife Agnes von Isenburg-Limburg (-before 16 Mar 1339.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage has not been identified.  She married secondly as his first wife, Robert [III] Graf von Virneburg.  Heinrich [I] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         PHILIPP (-1338)Graf von Sponheim in Bolanden.  m firstly (1320) ELISABETH von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly ELISABETH Raugräfin, daughter of HEINRICH [III] Raugraf & his wife Katharina --- (-after 24 Jun 1326).  “Rugreve Henrich der alde und Katherinen unser...frawe und Philips von Spainheim viriehen uns” sold property to “Johanne von Bechtoldesheim” by charter dated 21 Apr 1325[946].  “Irsutus comes Henricus senior...Philippo de Spanheim genero suo cum Lysa filia sua ipsi Philippo desponsata” donated property revenue from “ville de Weldesteyn” to Trier St Maximin by charter dated 24 Jun 1326[947].  Philipp & his second wife had two children: 

i)          HEINRICH [II] (-1393)m ([21 Feb 1355]) ADELHEID von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of JOHANN Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Elisabeth von Isenburg-Limburg (-1397).  "Gref Wilhelm von Katzinelnbogen" confirmed to "Hertzuge Ruprechte dem Eldesten Hertzuge von Beygern und Palzgraue off dem Rine" that "Grefe Henrich von Spanheim" had granted "daz Hus Lichtinberg" as dower to "Grefe Johanns Dochter von Katzenelnbogen" by charter dated 21 Feb 1355[948].  A charter dated 11 Apr 1360 records an agreement between "Wilhelm Gref zu Katzenelnbogen" and "Gref Henrich von Spanheim" regarding "Lichtenberg", naming "unser…Riftel Alheit…Gref Johanns Tochter von Katzinelnbogen…Heinrich von Spanheim…Hussfrauwe"[949].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ELISABETH von Sponheim (-1381)m (before 23 Mar 1374) as his second wife, KRAFT [IV] von Hohenlofe-Weikersheim, son of KRAFT [III] von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim & his wife Anna von Leuchtenberg (-24 Nov 1399). 

ii)         KUNIGUNDE .  "Ruhgreve Wilhelm von der alden Beymberg und Cunegund sunser…Hutzvrauwe" pledged his share of Dorf Münster to "unser…Neve Herre Friedrich Wilde Greve von Kirberg" by charter dated Jul 1355[950].  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the following document: Rorich Abbot of Trier St Maximin confirmed that “Grave Henrich von Spanheim, syn swester vrauwe Kunegunt Gravinne zu Rynecken unde Rugrave Henrich von der alden Boymberg” had donated “Kunegunt van Rynecken ir teyl an dem dorfe zu Wyldestein”, bequeathed by “Rugraven Georgen seligen” to “Rugrave Rugraven Wilhelm yrem huswirte”, by charter dated 9 Mar 1376[951].  “Ludewig grafe zu Rinekg” confirmed that “Kunegund Grafinne czu Renekg unsir...frawe” had sold her share in property of “Rugrafin Wilhelm seligen...Aldinbemburg, Nuwinburg, Weltstein unde Wonsheim”, with the consent of “unsir...vetirn grafin Gerhart unde grafin Gotfridis grafin czu Renekg”, by charter dated 30 Jun 1379[952]m firstly (after 1345) WILHELM Raugraf von Stolzenburg, son of GEORG [II] Raugraf von Stolzenburg & his wife Margareta von Katzenelnbogen (-1358).  m secondly (before May 1369) LUDWIG Graf von Rieneck, son of GERHARD Graf von Rieneck & his wife Mene von Bickenbach (-1408). 

b)         GOTTFRIED .  Canon at Trier: Pope John XXII granted "eccl. Treverensis canonicatum" to “Godefrido nato Henrici comitis de Spaimheim”, dated 24 Jan 1329[953].  Canon at Köln: Pope John XXII granted "eccl. Coloniensis canonicatum" to “Gotfrido nato quondam Henrici comitis de Spanheim” despite already holding “in eccl. Treverensis sub expectatione prebende in canonicum”, dated 24 Apr 1330[954]

c)         HEINRICH .  Canon at Mainz: Pope John XXII granted "eccl. Maguntine canonicatum" to “Henrico nato quondam Henrici comitis de Spanheim”, dated 24 Apr 1330[955]

d)         [MENE von Sponheim (-after 27 Feb 1327).  “Eberhart schenke von Erpach” founded an anniversary at Weinheim for himself and “unser frauwen...Menen von Spanheim” by charter dated 27 Feb 1327[956].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not been identified.  Simon names “Graf Heinrich von Spanheim von der Kreuznacher Linie” as her father[957].  This is consistent with her naming her second son Heinrich.  m EBERHARD [IV] Schenk von Erbach “senior”, son of --- (-after 27 Feb 1327).] 

2.         JOHANN (-1291).  "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[958]Graf von Sponheim.  "…Henricus et Johannes de Spanheym…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[959].  "Johannes comes de Sponheim…consensu Aleidis uxoris nostre…Emechonis comitis de Liningen filie" exchanged property with "Henricum comitem de Sponheim" by charter dated Apr 1277[960].  "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, Conrado et Henrico comitibus Irsutis, Philippo domino de Hohenfels", agreed a division of their territories by charter dated 1 Sep 1277[961]"Dns Iohannes comes de Spanheim...Dne Adelheydis collateralis ipius et Dnor. Eberhardi et Lutheri fratrum suorum" renounced rights in revenue from property “Wenzelvelt” in favour of Cruznach St Peter by charter dated 1 Feb 1279[962].  "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[963]m ([1265]) ADELHEID von Leiningen, daughter of EMICH [IV] Graf von Leiningen & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-[1301]).  "Johannes comes de Sponheim…consensu Aleidis uxoris nostre…Emechonis comitis de Liningen filie" exchanged property with "Henricum comitem de Sponheim" by charter dated Apr 1277[964].  "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[965].  "Fridericus comes de Liningen" made a treaty with "Aleyde filia quondam Emichonis comitis de Liningen patrui nostri…comitissa de Spanheim et ipsius liberis…pueris suis Rudolfum de Alsenbruch et Wildericum de Spanheim milites" by charter dated 1 Jul 1291[966].  Johann & his wife had children: 

a)         SIMON [II] (-after 10 Jan 1333)"Emiche der Corbischof von Lüdeche, Simon, Johann und Gotfried Gebrüdere Grauen von Spanheim" agreed the marriage of "Annen unser Suester" and "Grauen Lodwig von Rynecken" by charter dated 1299, witnessed by "Graue Eberhard von Katzenelenbon und Graue Gerhart sin Sun, Ruhegraue Jorge, Graue Ruprecht von Virnburg, Graue Heinrich und Herman sin Bruder von Sulmese, Her Otte von Bickenbach, Graue Wilhelm von Katzenelnbon"[967]m (before Nov 1293) ELISABETH van Valkenburg, daughter of WALRAM [II] Heer van Valkenburg & his wife Philippa van Gelre.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Simon [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          WALRAM (-1380).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 10 Jan 1333 under which "Walrave Greven Symons Son von Spanheim" reached agreement with "mime…Swager Wilhelme Grefin von Katzinelbogen" concerning the dower of "miner…Frauwen Elisabet die Swester ist Wilhelms des vorgenanten"[968].  “Wallraf Greue zu Spanheim und Elizabeth unser...Frauw" sold “des dritten Teyles der Burg Stoltzenburg” to “Her Phylips von Boland Herre zu der Alten Beimburg unser...Neue...Frauwen Meynen siner...Frauwen” by charter dated [Feb] 1364[969]m (before 10 Jan 1333) ELISABETH von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his second wife Adelheid von Waldeck (-1368).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 Jan 1333 under which "Walrave Greven Symons Son von Spanheim" reached agreement with "mime…Swager Wilhelme Grefin von Katzinelbogen" concerning the dower of "miner…Frauwen Elisabet die Swester ist Wilhelms des vorgenanten", with the consent of "Simon Gref von Spanheim egenant, Johann und Reinhold unsre Sone"[970].  “Wallraf Greue zu Spanheim und Elizabeth unser...Frauw" sold “des dritten Teyles der Burg Stoltzenburg” to “Her Phylips von Boland Herre zu der Alten Beimburg unser...Neue...Frauwen Meynen siner...Frauwen” by charter dated [Feb] 1364[971].  Walram & his wife had three children: 

(a)       SIMON [III] (-30 Aug 1414)Graf von Vianden 1349.  m ([23 Jul 1348]) MARIA von Vianden, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Vianden & his wife Marie de Namur ([1337]-21 Apr 1400).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Simon [III] & his wife had children: 

(1)       ELISABETH (1365-Kreuznach 3 Sep 1417, bur Kreuznach Pauluskirche)On her death, one-fifth of the county of Sponheim [“vordere Grafschaft”] passed to the Palatinate.  The other four-fifths of the county passed to Johann [V] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg [“hintere Grafschaft”].  m firstly (5 Apr 1381) as his second wife, ENGELBERT [III] Graf von der Mark, son of ADOLF [III] Graf von der Mark & his wife Margareta von Kleve ([28 Feb] 1333-Wetter 22 Dec 1391).  m secondly (Alzey 1392 before 30 Aug) RUPRECHT PIPAN Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, son of RUPRECHT III Pfalzgraf bei Rhein King of Germany & his wife Elisabeth von Nürnberg [Hohenzollern] (Amberg 20 Feb 1375-Amberg 25 Jan 1397, bur Amberg St Martin). 

(b)       ELISABETH (-1395).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m JOHANN [IV] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg, son of JOHANN [III] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg & his wife Mechtild Pfalzgräfin (-1411). 

(c)       MARGARETA .  Lehmann records the marriage contract between Philipp von Falkenstein (whom he identifies as Philipp [VI]) and “Margaretha eine Gräfin von Spanheim”, dated late Aug 1344, and another charter date late Nov 1354 under which her father Walram confirmed her dowry[972]m (contract late Aug 1344, late Nov 1354) as his first wife, PHILIPP [VII] Herr von Falkenstein und Münzenburg, son of PHILIPP [V] Herr von Falkenstein und Müzenburg & his wife Johanna [von Dune] (-18 Jan 1410). 

ii)         JOHANN (-1348).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 10 Jan 1333 under which "Walrave Greven Symons Son von Spanheim" reached agreement with "mime…Swager Wilhelme Grefin von Katzinelbogen" concerning the dower of "miner…Frauwen Elisabet die Swester ist Wilhelms des vorgenanten", with the consent of "Simon Gref von Spanheim egenant, Johann und Reinhold unsre Sone"[973]

iii)        REINHOLD (-1352).  Pope John XXII granted "eccl. Treverensi canonicatum" to “Raynaldo nato Symonnis comitis de Spaenheim”, dated 2 Nov 1330[974].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 10 Jan 1333 under which "Walrave Greven Symons Son von Spanheim" reached agreement with "mime…Swager Wilhelme Grefin von Katzinelbogen" concerning the dower of "miner…Frauwen Elisabet die Swester ist Wilhelms des vorgenanten", with the consent of "Simon Gref von Spanheim egenant, Johann und Reinhold unsre Sone"[975].  Pope Clement VI installed “Reynoldo nato quondam Symonis comitis de Spanheym canonico Coloniensi” in "subdiaconatus ordine", dated 26 May 1343[976]

iv)       IMAGINA (-after 21 Dec 1352).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (before 1322) as his first wife, PHILIPP Graf von Solms-Königsberg, son of REINBOLD [II] Graf von Solms-Königsberg & his wife Gisela von Falkenstein (-[1364/65]). 

v)        ELISABETH .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage has not been identified.  The Limburger Chronik records that "lantgrebe Henrich…bruder…lantgrebe Ludewig" married "eins greben dochter von Spanheim"[977]m firstly as his third wife, RUDOLF [I] Graf von Hohenberg, son of ALBRECHT [II] Graf von Hohenberg & his [first/second wife ---/Margareta von Fürstenberg] (-11 Jan 1336, bur Ehingen).  m secondly (Oct 1340) LUDWIG II Landgraf Herr von Hessen zu Grebenstein, son of OTTO I Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife Adelheid von Ravensberg (-2 Feb 1345). 

vi)       AGNES von Sponheim ).  “Simon graue zu Spanheim und Elizabeth unser...frauwe” resigned property to “Heinrich unser eiden grauen Georigen son von Veldentzen und Agnesen unser thochter” by charter dated 15 Jan 1330[978]m (before 15 Jan 1330) HEINRICH [II] Graf von Veldenz, son of GEORG Graf von Veldenz [Geroldseck] & his wife Agnes von Leiningen (-1389). 

b)         JOHANN (-1340).  "Emiche der Corbischof von Lüdeche, Simon, Johann und Gotfried Gebrüdere Grauen von Spanheim" agreed the marriage of "Annen unser Suester" and "Grauen Lodwig von Rynecken" by charter dated 1299[979]

c)         EMICH (-[1325/26]).  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for "Emiconi nato Johannis comitis de Spanehym...Adolphi regis Romanorum...clericus et consanguineus" to hold "ecclesie Leodiensis canonicatum ab prebendam" dated 21 Mar 1297[980]"Emiche der Corbischof von Lüdeche, Simon, Johann und Gotfried Gebrüdere Grauen von Spanheim" agreed the marriage of "Annen unser Suester" and "Grauen Lodwig von Rynecken" by charter dated 1299[981]

d)         GOTTFRIED (-1316).  "Emiche der Corbischof von Lüdeche, Simon, Johann und Gotfried Gebrüdere Grauen von Spanheim" agreed the marriage of "Annen unser Suester" and "Grauen Lodwig von Rynecken" by charter dated 1299[982]

e)         ANNA (-5 Aug 1311).  "Emiche der Corbischof von Lüdeche, Simon, Johann und Gotfried Gebrüdere Grauen von Spanheim" agreed the marriage of "Annen unser Suester" and "Grauen Lodwig von Rynecken" by charter dated 1299[983]m (contract 1299) ashis first wife, LUDWIG [V] Graf von Rieneck, son of LUDWIG [III] Graf von Rieneck & his wife --- (-3 Jul 1333). 

3.         EBERHARD von Sponheim (-after 8 Sep 1296).  "Dns Iohannes comes de Spanheim...Dne Adelheydis collateralis ipius et Dnor. Eberhardi et Lutheri fratrum suorum" renounced rights in revenue from property “Wenzelvelt” in favour of Cruznach St Peter by charter dated 1 Feb 1279[984].  “Gerhardus dapifer de Altzeia...et Mechthildis uxor mea mater eiusdem Lyse” noted that “Ebirhardum comitem de Spanheim generum meum et Loisam uxorem suam meam filiam et liberos” held “de castro in Alczeia pro parte” in fief from Ludwig Duke of Bavaria by charter dated 26 Nov 1292[985].  “Eberhardus comes de Spanheim...Leysa collaterali mea et Mathilde de Runkel socru mea” acknowledged holding “partem castri in Allzeia” from Pfalzgraf Rudolf by charter dated 8 Sep 1296[986]m (before 26 Nov 1292) LOISA von Alzey, daughter of GERHARD Schenk von Alzey & his wife Mechtild von Runkel (-after 8 Sep 1296).  “Gerhardus dapifer de Altzeia...et Mechthildis uxor mea mater eiusdem Lyse” noted that “Ebirhardum comitem de Spanheim generum meum et Loisam uxorem suam meam filiam et liberos” held “de castro in Alczeia pro parte” in fief from Ludwig Duke of Bavaria by charter dated 26 Nov 1292[987].  “Eberhardus comes de Spanheim...Leysa collaterali mea et Mathilde de Runkel socru mea” acknowledged holding “partem castri in Allzeia” from Pfalzgraf Rudolf by charter dated 8 Sep 1296[988].  Eberhard & his wife had three children: 

a)         GERHARD von Sponheim (-after 23 Sep 1328).  “Gerhart und Ebirhard von Spanheim gebrudere...und Johan von Metze genant von Scharpenden eyn ritter unde Lyse mine husfrawe, der vorg. Gerhardis und Ebirhardis swester” acknowledged rights of Mainz St. Victor by charter dated 23 Sep 1328[989]

b)         EBERHARD von Sponheim (-after 23 Sep 1328).  “Gerhart und Ebirhard von Spanheim gebrudere...und Johan von Metze genant von Scharpenden eyn ritter unde Lyse mine husfrawe, der vorg. Gerhardis und Ebirhardis swester” acknowledged rights of Mainz St. Victor by charter dated 23 Sep 1328[990]

c)         LISA von Sponheim (-after 23 Sep 1328).  “Gerhart und Ebirhard von Spanheim gebrudere...und Johan von Metze genant von Scharpenden eyn ritter unde Lyse mine husfrawe, der vorg. Gerhardis und Ebirhardis swester” acknowledged rights of Mainz St. Victor by charter dated 23 Sep 1328[991]m JOHANN von Metze gen. von Scharpenden, son of --- (-after 23 Sep 1328). 

4.         LUTHER von Sponheim"Dns Iohannes comes de Spanheim...Dne Adelheydis collateralis ipius et Dnor. Eberhardi et Lutheri fratrum suorum" renounced rights in revenue from property “Wenzelvelt” in favour of Cruznach St Peter by charter dated 1 Feb 1279[992]

5.         JOHANNA von Sponheim (-after 1270).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated May 1270 under which "Iohannes nobilis de Spanheim et Adelheidis uxor nostra" exchanged property with "Ingebrandi dicti de Munzichen civis in Crucenachen et Gude uxoris sue", witnessed by "Dni Emechonis soceri nostri ac Frederici sororii nostri comitum de Liningen…"[993]m (before May 1270) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Leiningen, son of FRIEDRICH [IV] Graf von Leiningen & his wife Adelheid von Kyburg (-1316). 

6.         IMENA von Sponheim (-after 7 Jan 1305)The marriage contract between "Walterum seniorem filium…domini H. de Gerolsdesekken, comitis Veldencie" and "Ymenam filiam…Sy bone memorie comitis de Spanheim…Johannes de Spanheim frater predicte Ymene" is dated 3 Aug 1270[994].  “Mena domina de Geroldiseckin et Johannes filius noster” noted that “Symonem et Johannem fratres comites de Spanheim nostros consanguineos” acted as guarantors by charter dated 7 Jan 1305[995]m (contract 3 Aug 1270) WALTER von Geroldseck, son of HEINRICH von Geroldseck Graf von Veldenz & his first wife --- (-before 18 Apr 1301). 

 

 

HEINRICH [I] von Sponheim, son of JOHANN [I] von Sponheim Herr zu Sayn und Starkenburg & his wife --- (-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[996].  "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"[997].  "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[998]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[999]

m (before 1277) BLANCHEFLOR von Jülich, daughter of WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-after 23 Apr 1330).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

Heinrich [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         JOHANN [II] von Sponheim (-1324)Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburgm ([3 Jun 1290]) as her second husband, KATHARINA von Ochsenstein, widow of EMICH [V] Graf von Leiningen, daughter of OTTO [III] Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Habsburg (-after 1313).  "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[1000].  Rudolf I King of Germany pledged “castrum Wer” to "domine Katarine de Ossinsten relicte quondam Emichonis de Liningen consanguinee nostre" as dowry for "Johannem comitem de Sponheim suum maritum" by charter dated 3 Jun 1290[1001]

a)         HEINRICH [II] von Sponheim (-1322)m (before 20 Jan 1314) LAURETTA von Salm, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Salm & his wife Jeanne de Joinville (-[Jun 1345/1 Jun 1346]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1324 under which [her father] “Johan graue von Salmen...en miner dother Loraten hant grauine van Spanhem unde irre kinde” issued instructions to “her Johanne den voyt van Hunolstein[1002].  “Johan v. Salmen Herre zu Puttelingen und Margarete min...frauwe” reached agreement with “unsern...Nefen Greue Johan von Spanheim” about the succession of “frauwen Lorettin...siner mutter, mins Johans Vatdire...swester was” by charter dated 1 Jun 1350, sealed by “unsern...Oyheim Greue Walrame von Zweynbrucken...[1003].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          JOHANN [III] von Sponheim (-20 Dec 1398, bur Himmerod)Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg.  Johann [III] Graf von Sponheim granted part of his property to Balduin Archbishop of Trier, noting the rights of “fratres nostri Heinricus et Godfridus cum suis liberis suis utriusque sexus, quibus non extantibus Blanzflorie comitissa de Veldenzia amita mei Johannis comitis prædicti cum suis liberis utriusque sexus”, by charter dated 1338[1004]m ([28 Jun 1330/20 Sep 1331]) MECHTILD Pfalzgräfin, daughter of RUDOLF I joint Duke of Upper Bavaria and joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his wife Mechtild von Nassau (1312-25 Nov 1375, bur Himmerod).  “Blantzflors die junge frowe von Veldentzin und Georgie ir son” renounced certain rights in Sponheim properties in favour of “unser...neue greue Johan von Spanheim und...Mechthild von Beyern sine...husfrowe” by charter dated 14 Mar 1344[1005].  Johann [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       JOHANN [IV] von Sponheim (-1411)"Bernhart et Rudolph Gebrüder...Marggraven zu Baden" agreed a succession pact, following the advice of “...Johann Graven zu Sponheim des Alten...unnd Graven Johann von Sponheim dess Jungen seins Sohns, unnsers Oheims”, by charter dated 16 Oct 1380[1006]Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburgm ELISABETH von Sponheim, daughter of WALRAM Graf von Sponheim & his wife Elisabeth von Katzenelnbogen (-1395).  Johann [IV] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       JOHANN [V] von Sponheim (-1437)Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburgm (1415) WALPURGA von Leiningen, daughter of JOHANN Graf von Leiningen-Rixingen & his wife Elisabeth von Lützelstein (-after 1447)

(b)       MECHTILD von Sponheim (-[10 Mar 1407/3 Oct 1410]).  The marriage contract between "Johan Grave von Spanheim...unser Dohter Mehtild" and “Marcgraven Rudolfe, Marcgraven Friderichs Sune von Badin” is dated 13 Jul 1346[1007].  Rudolf must have been an infant at the time of this betrothal.  m (contract 13 Jul 1346) RUDOLF Markgrafen von Baden, son of FRIEDRICH III Markgraf von Baden & his wife Margareta von Baden (-20 Mar 1372, bur Lichtenthal).  He succeeded his father in 1353 as RUDOLF VI Markgraf von Baden

(c)       LORETTA von Sponheim )m HEINRICH [III] Graf von Veldenz, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Agnes von Sponheim (-1389). 

ii)         HEINRICH .  Johann [III] Graf von Sponheim granted part of his property to Balduin Archbishop of Trier, noting the rights of “fratres nostri Heinricus et Godfridus cum suis liberis suis utriusque sexus, quibus non extantibus Blanzflorie comitissa de Veldenzia amita mei Johannis comitis prædicti cum suis liberis utriusque sexus”, by charter dated 1338[1008]

iii)        GOTTFRIED .  Johann [III] Graf von Sponheim granted part of his property to Balduin Archbishop of Trier, noting the rights of “fratres nostri Heinricus et Godfridus cum suis liberis suis utriusque sexus, quibus non extantibus Blanzflorie comitissa de Veldenzia amita mei Johannis comitis prædicti cum suis liberis utriusque sexus”, by charter dated 1338[1009]

b)         BLANCHEFLOR (-1358).  The marriage contract between “Johann greve von Spanheym...meine dochter Blanseflors” and “Freyderighe des greuen Georigen szune van Veldentzen” is dated 14 Mar 1314[1010].  Johann [III] Graf von Sponheim granted part of his property to Balduin Archbishop of Trier, noting the rights of “fratres nostri Heinricus et Godfridus cum suis liberis suis utriusque sexus, quibus non extantibus Blanzflorie comitissa de Veldenzia amita mei Johannis comitis prædicti cum suis liberis utriusque sexus”, by charter dated 1338[1011].  “Blantzflors die junge frowe von Veldentzin und Georgie ir son” renounced certain rights in Sponheim properties in favour of “unser...neue greue Johan von Spanheim und...Mechthild von Beyern sine...husfrowe” by charter dated 14 Mar 1344[1012]m (contract 14 Mar 1314) FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Veldenz, son of GEORG Graf von Veldenz [Geroldseck] & his wife Agnes von Leiningen (-10 Apr 1327). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  VELDENZ

 

 

The county of Veldenz lay south of the county of Sponhe im and the Rheingrafschaft, south-east of the river Mosel, its territory lying around the town of Lichtenberg, although the town of Veldenz itself lay within the lay jurisdiction of the archbishopric of Trier.  The county originally formed part of the county of Nahegau.  Croll studied the first dynasty of the Grafen von Veldenz in the 18th century and concluded that they probably descended from the Grafen im Nahegau (see FRANCONIA) and in whose family the names Emich and Gerlach are repeated[1013].  It is not impossible that Gerlach [I] Graf von Veldenz and his brother Emich, ancestor of the Wildgrafen, were the same persons as Graf Emich (named in various sources dated between 1108 and 1135 as Graf im Nahegau, Graf von Schmidburg and Graf von Kirburg) and his brother Gerlach.  The mentions of the two sets of brothers cover approximately the same period, and no other record has been identified of the marriages and descendants of Graf Emich im Nahegau and his brother Gerlach.  The only apparent difficulty is that most sources, in which the brothers are named together, name the Veldenz brothers in a different order from the Nahegau/Schmidburg brothers, which suggests a different order of seniority by age.  Another possibility is that the Veldenz brothers were first cousins of the Nahegau/Schmidburg brothers, maybe sons of an otherwise unrecorded sister. 

 

The primary sources reveal five successive counts of Veldenz named Gerlach between the 1130s and the mid-13th century.  Given the birth of Graf Gerlach [V], dated to after 1228, the chronology suggests that these five counts belonged to at least five successive generations. However, it should be noted that no primary sources have yet been identified which confirm the parentage of either Graf Gerlach [II] or Graf Gerlach [IV].  On the basis of our current knowledge, it cannot therefore be confirmed that these five counts represented a continuous succession from father to son.  Little information about the lives and careers of the Grafen von Veldenz is gleaned from the primary sources, apart from their enjoyment of a prominent position in the courts of both the archbishop of Mainz and the archbishop of Trier, at least throughout most of the 12th century, as shown by their witnessing numerous imperial and archiepiscopal charters.  The county of Veldenz was closely linked to the church of Verdun whose ownership of property within the county is recorded in several sources.  Laurence of Laon´s Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium records that Richer Bishop of Verdun travelled northwards along the river Mosel "ad Valdentiam alodium ecclesiæ" where he died in 1107[1014].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of the church of Verdun by charter dated 17 Aug 1156, which lists "Valdentiam…castrum cum advocatia et banno" among the church´s possessions[1015].  Graf Gerlach [IV] confirmed his allegiance to the bishop of Verdun for his castle in 1235.  No primary source has yet been identified which shows that the Veldenz comital family founded a specific monastic establishment themselves or that they enjoyed a continuous association with one particular church or abbey.  No indication has yet been found of the identities of the wives of Graf Gerlach [II] or Graf Gerlach [III], although they presumably belonged to prominent local Franconian comital families as judged by the known marriages of the three other counts named Gerlach.  The heiress of Graf Gerlach [V] married the Swabian nobleman Heinrich von Geroldseck in the late 1260s.  The couple were ancestors of the second dynasty of Grafen von Veldenz (not treated in the present document) until its extinction in the male line in 1444, when the county passed to Stefan Pfalzgraf in Simmern und Zweibrücken who had married the heiress, and through whom he also succeeded in reuniting the frequently divided territories of the county of Sponheim. 

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von VELDENZ

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GERLACH [I] (-before 1141).  "Werinherus…comes et advocatus cenobii sancte crucis in Cofunga" donated "in Oggozeshusum mansum 1, in Crumbelbach mansos 2, Vennee 3 mansos…Ritte mansos 3…" to the abbess of Kaufungen by charter dated 1102, witnessed by "Bertholfus comes, Sigefrid palatinus comes, Emicho comes, Emicho comes, Gerlach comes, Udo comes"[1016].  "Arnoldus comes, Gerlahus comes, Embricho vicedominus…" witnessed the charter dated 1119, before 15 Aug, under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz granted property to Stift St Maria at Mainz[1017].  "…Gerlachus Comes de Feldenzun…" witnessed the charter dated 1130 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed donations to Mainz[1018]"…Gerlacus de Veldence…" witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of "villa Woverebach…in pago Wetereiba in comitatu Bertoldi comitis de Nuringe" to Mainz[1019].  Emperor Lothar donated property to Epternach by charter dated 24 Apr 1131 witnessed by "…Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…"[1020].  "…Emmecho comes et frater eius Gerlacus de Veldenz…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the canons of Trier St Simon and Bamberg St Georg concerning tithes in Hönningen[1021]m CÄCILIE von Thüringen, daughter of LUDWIG "der Salier/der Springer" Graf in Thüringen & his [second] wife Adelheid von Stade (-1141, bur Reinhardsbrunn).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Cunegundim, Ceciliam, Adelheidim" as the three daughters of "Ludewicus comes" & his wife Adelheid[1022].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Ceciliam" as second daughter of Graf Ludwig & his wife, recording that she married "comes de Weldense Gerlacus" and that by him she was mother of "Udonem minorem Cycensem episcopum"[1023].  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the death in 1141 of "Cecilia filia comitis Ludewici primi…relicta comitis Gerlaci" and her burial at Reinhardsbrunn[1024].  Gerlach [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [GERLACH [II] (-1186 or after, maybe after 29 Aug 1192).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is clear that Gerlach [II] must have been a different person from Gerlach [I] as Cäcilie von Thüringen was named as widow of the latter in 1141.  Graf von Veldenz.] 

-        see below

b)         UDO .  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis names "Ceciliam" as second daughter of Graf Ludwig & his wife, recording that she married "comes de Weldense Gerlacus" and that by him she was mother of "Udonem minorem Cycensem episcopum"[1025]

2.         EMICH (-after 1136).  "Werinherus…comes et advocatus cenobii sancte crucis in Cofunga" donated "in Oggozeshusum mansum 1, in Crumbelbach mansos 2, Vennee 3 mansos…Ritte mansos 3…" to the abbess of Kaufungen by charter dated 1102, witnessed by "Bertholfus comes, Sigefrid palatinus comes, Emicho comes, Emicho comes, Gerlach comes, Udo comes"[1026]Emperor Lothar donated property to Epternach by charter dated 24 Apr 1131 witnessed by "…Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…"[1027].  "…Emmecho comes et frater eius Gerlacus de Veldenz…" witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the canons of Trier St Simon and Bamberg St Georg concerning tithes in Hönningen[1028]

-        WILDGRAFEN und GRAFEN von KYRBURG

 

 

GERLACH [II], son of [GERLACH [I] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Cäcilie von Thüringen] (-1186 or after, maybe after 29 Aug 1192).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is clear that Gerlach [II] must have been a different person from Gerlach [I] as Cäcilie von Thüringen was named as widow of the latter in 1141.  Graf von Veldenz.  "…Comites…Gerlaus de Veldece…" subscribed the charter dated 30 May 1145 under which Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed possessions of the canons of Gottesthal[1029]"…Conradus comes de Kirberg, Gerlacus comes fraterque suus Imecho…" subscribed the charter dated 4 Jan 1146 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed an agreement between Adalbero Archbishop of Trier and Henri Comte de Namur[1030]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…"[1031].  "…Gerlacus comes de Veldence…" subscribed a charter dated end 1173 under which Christian Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Tiefenthal[1032]"Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[1033]["Gerlacus Comes de Veldenzin…" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen"[1034]"…Henricus comes de Spanheim, Henricus comes de Sarbrucken, Gerlacus comes de Veldense, Bertoldus comes de Dietse, Gotfridus comes de Vebing…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[1035].  It is uncertain whether these two documents refer to Graf Gerlach [II] or Graf Gerlach [III]: his privileged position in the witness list suggests seniority which may indicate that he was Gerlach [II] rather than his son.] 

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

Gerlach [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         GERLACH [III] (-after 22 Nov 1214).  "Gerhardus Silvester comes et frater eius Conradus, Gerlacus comes de Veldenzem et filius eius Gerlacus, Embricho Hirsutus comes et frater eius Conradus…" witnessed a charter dated 1186 under which the archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange involving Flonheim[1036]Graf von Veldenz.  ["Gerlacus Comes de Veldenzin…" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Conradsdorf by "Hartmannus de Budigen"[1037]"…Henricus comes de Spanheim, Henricus comes de Sarbrucken, Gerlacus comes de Veldense, Bertoldus comes de Dietse, Gotfridus comes de Vebing…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Aug 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[1038].  It is uncertain whether these two documents refer to Graf Gerlach [II] or Graf Gerlach [III]: his privileged position in the witness list suggests seniority which may indicate that he was Gerlach [II] rather than his son.]  "Gerlacus comes de Veldence" and the abbey of St Eucharius, Trier reached agreement about "Hunria villarum…Hemptre et Lampaiden" by charter dated 1202[1039].  Emperor Friedrich II ordered the destruction of "castrum Lichtenberg" built without authorisation by "comes de Veldencem in allodio S. Remigii Remensis" by charter dated 22 Nov 1214[1040]m ---.  The name of Gerlach´s wife is not known.  Gerlach [III] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [GERLACH [IV] (-before 30 Apr 1245).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   However, the chronology indicates that Graf Gerlach [IV] must have been a different person from Graf Gerlach [III] and could have been his son.  Graf von Veldenz.  Theodericus Archbishop of Trier confirmed an agreement between "Gerlaco comiti Valdencie" and Jean Bishop of Verdun concerning the rights of the bishopric by charter dated 30 Nov 1220[1041].  "Gerlacus comes de Veldence" donated "capellam Ennensheym" to the church of Flanheim St Maria by charter dated 1224, witnessed by "Silvester comes Conradus, Embericho de Lapide…"[1042].  "Guerlacus comes Valdencie" confirmed allegiance to the bishop of Verdun for "castro meo" by charter dated 23 Aug 1235[1043].  "Ermesindis comitissa Luccemburgensis et Ruppinensis" granted "villam de Grevewilre et de Rodeha et de Vinckenbach" to "Gerlacus comes Veldentzie…consensu Beatricis uxoris sue" by charter dated 25 Feb 1236[1044].]  m (before 25 Feb 1236) BEATRIX, daughter of [KONRAD [II] Wildgraf & his wife Gisela von Saarbrücken].  "Ermesindis comitissa Luccemburgensis et Ruppinensis" granted "villam de Grevewilre et de Rodeha et de Vinckenbach" to "Gerlacus comes Veldentzie…consensu Beatricis uxoris sue" by charter dated 25 Feb 1236[1045].  "Beatrix comitissa domini Gerlaci bone memorie comitis Veldencie relicta…filii mei Gerlaci tutrix et curatrix" founded a mass at St Helenenburg, in accordance with the testament of "dominus supradictus" and with the consent of "consanguineorum…", by charter dated 30 Apr 1245[1046].  Croll states that Konrad [II] Wildgraf calls Gerlach [V] Graf von Veldenz "nepotem" in a charter dated 1259 and that this word has been interpreted as "grandson" in a mid-18th century manuscript genealogy[1047].  The relationship is also suggested by the charter dated Apr 1271 under which "Conradus de Bochisberc...cum...Gerlacus pie recordationis quondam comes de Veldenze, avunculi nostri…Craftonis, Gerhardi canonicorum Herbipolensium et Adilheidis confratrum nostrorum, matri nostre quondam sorore sue" renounced revenue "de curia Konken", with the consent of "Craftonis, Gerhardis et Adilheidis predictorum confratrum nostrorum", and names "avunculus noster dominus Emicho comes Silvestris…et Hugonis nati sui" as guarantors[1048].  It is also referred to in the following document: “Emechonem comitem Silvestrem” and “affinem nostrum Henricum comitem Veldentie dominum de Geroltecke” reached agreement about property “in Suarza” and “hereditatis uxoris sue nostre neptis”, naming “Conrad[um]...comitem Irsutem, Ottonem de Bikenbach nepotem nostrum, Wilhelmum de Lapide, Wilhelmum de Smideburg, Ekelmannum de Grunenbach et Georgium nepotem nostrum” as guarantors, by charter dated 29 Jun 1275[1049]Gerlach [IV] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GERLACH [V] (after [1228]-[17 Jun 1259/Jul 1260])"Beatrix comitissa domini Gerlaci bone memorie comitis Veldencie relicta…filii mei Gerlaci tutrix et curatrix" founded a mass at St Helenenburg, in accordance with the testament of "dominus supradictus" and with the consent of "consanguineorum…", by charter dated 30 Apr 1245[1050]Graf von Veldenz"Gerlacus comes Veldentzie" freed "Heinricus dictus de Suffersheim et Benigna conjuges in terminis ville nostre Wentzenheim" by charter dated 6 Dec 1254[1051].  "Gerlacus comes Veldentie" donated property "in Osterna et in Ouinbach" to Kloster Wersweiler, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Elisabeth et parentum nostrorum", by charter dated Aug 1258[1052].  Eberhard Bishop of Worms recognised that, if "Gerlacum comitem de Veldenze" died without male heirs, "filiabus suis" would inherit "castrum Landsburg" held by Graf Gerlach from the bishopric, by charter dated 17 Jun 1259[1053]m (1254) ELISABETH von Zweibrücken, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes von Eberstein (-1259).  "Hanricus comes et A. comitissa Geminipontis" granted dowry to "generum nostrum Gerlacum comitem de Veldentia", with the consent of "patris nostri E. comitis de Everstein et A. matris nostre necnon Elizabeth et Adleidis filiarum E. quondam comitis de Seina fratris nostri", by charter dated Jul 1258[1054].  "Gerlacus comes Veldentie" donated property "in Osterna et in Ouinbach" to Kloster Wersweiler, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Elisabeth et parentum nostrorum", by charter dated Aug 1258[1055]Gerlach [V] & his wife had [two] children: 

(a)       AGNES ([1254/55]-)"Agneta comitissa filia quondam Gerlaci comitis de Veldentze" granted property "in villa Leibersheim" to "de Landesburg et de Liechtenberg castrensium nostrorum Balwino militi de Landesberg", with the consent of "avi nostri Henrici comitis Geminipontis", by charter dated 10 Jun 1263[1056]m (before 3 Aug 1270) as his second wife, HEINRICH von Geroldseck, son of WALTER von Geroldseck & his wife Heilika --- (-[after 1296]).  Graf von Veldenz

(b)       daughter(s) (-after 17 Jun 1259).  That Graf Gerlach [V] had more than one daughter is confirmed by the charter dated 17 Jun 1259 under which Eberhard Bishop of Worms recognised that, if "Gerlacum comitem de Veldenze" died without male heirs, "filiabus suis" would inherit "castrum Landsburg" held by Graf Gerlach from the bishopric[1057]

ii)         ADELHEID (-after Apr 1271).  Croll cites sources which, read together, indicate this marriage, together with a reconstruction of the family of the Herren von Bocksberg and Herren von Krautheim from 1144 to the end-13th century[1058].  "Conradus de Bochisberc...cum...Gerlacus pie recordationis quondam comes de Veldenze, avunculi nostri…Craftonis, Gerhardi canonicorum Herbipolensium et Adilheidis confratrum nostrorum, matri nostre quondam sorore sue" renounced revenue "de curia Konken", with the consent of "Craftonis, Gerhardis et Adilheidis predictorum confratrum nostrorum", by charter dated Apr 1271 which names "avunculus noster dominus Emicho comes Silvestris…et Hugonis nati sui" as guarantors[1059]m KRAFT [I] von Bocksberg, son of --- (-before 1271).  "Krafto de Bochisberc" granted "partem predii nostri Grewilre, Hohenhelde, Niwenburc" to "Balduwino militi et filio suo Balduwino cognomine Bische de Landesburc" by charter dated 1268[1060]

b)         [HUGO (-after 1257).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Canon at Trier cathedral.] 

2.         [AGNES von Veldenz (-[1185/90])Poull states that Duke Simon is named in [1185] with “Agnes de Valdentz[1061].  If Agnes belonged to the family of the Grafen von Veldenz, the chronology suggests that she would have been the daughter of Graf Gerlach [II].  A primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (before [1185]) as his first wife, SIMON II Duke of Lorraine, son of MATHIEU I Duke of Lorraine & his wife Bertha [Judith] von Staufen (before 1152-1 Apr 1206, bur Stürzelbronn).] 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von VELDENZ (GEROLDSECK)

 

 

GEORG von Geroldseck, son of HEINRICH von Geroldseck & his second wife Agnes von Veldenz (-after 2 May 1347)Graf von Veldenz, Herr zu Geroldseck.  “Johans von Gerolzecke” and “Georgen dem grauen von Valdenzen und hern zu Gerolzecke, Walramen und Eberharden sinen brudern mynen vettern, Uten myner mumen von Tüwingen myns vettern Hermans seligen wirtynne und Walther yrem son myme vettern” agreed to divide the Geroldseck properties by charter dated 18 Apr 1301[1062].  “Georie Greve von Veldenze und Agnese unser...wrtinne” granted rights “uffen Gunthein” to “Grauen Frideriche von Liningen, Johannen siner wrtinnen” by charter dated 14 Jun 1307[1063].  It should be noted that Hermann Herr von Hohenfels sold part of the same property to the same persons by charter dated 20 Feb 1306.  “Walther herre von Gerolsecke herrn Hermans seligen sun von Gerolzecke” and “min vetter her Gerie der graue von Veldenze” reached agreement concerning certain properties, naming “unser vetter Walther von Gerolzecke der elter, margraue Friderich von Baden und Heinrich von Rapoltstein” as guarantors, by charter dated 9 Sep 1309[1064].  Hermann Abbot of Rodenkirchen granted property to “Georgio comitis Veldentiæ, Agneti eius coniugi, eius filio, et filiabus Seviliæ et Adelheidi” by charter dated 6 Dec 1311[1065].  “Walther herr zu Gerolzecke” and “myne vetter Georige von Veldenzen” reached agreement concerning certain properties in Alsace, naming “grauen Ecken von Furstenberg mynen sweher und lantgraue Ulrichen von Elsass und mynen vettern Walther von Gerolzecken den alten” as guarantors, by charter dated 25 Sep 1314[1066].  “Grave Georie herre zu Veldenz und herre zu Geroltzecke und Walther Grave Georien Brudersone herre zu Geroltzecke” granted property to “Heinrich dem Hulwer unserm Diener” by charter dated 1327[1067]Georgie greue zu Veldentzin und Agnes unser...frowe” granted rights to “Heinrichin unsern son und Georgien unser enckeln” by charter dated 8 Sep 1343[1068].  “Friederich graue von Homberg, Mechtild frawe von Homberg und Arnold ir son herre zu Homberg” made vows to “Georigen grauen von Veldentzen und herrn Heinrich sin sone” relating to Homberg by charter dated 2 May 1347[1069].  The 28 Oct 1347 charter, in which his son is named “Heinrich der junge grebe van Veldentzin...”, suggests that his father may still have been alive at the time.   

m (contract 18 Oct 1288) AGNES von Leiningen, daughter of FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Leiningen & his third wife Jeanne d’Aspremont (-after 8 Sep 1343)Fridericus comes de Liningen” granted “Agnetem filiam nostram” to “Georgio filio...domini Henrici comitis Veldencie”, specifying her dowry, by charter dated 18 Oct 1288[1070].  Considering the marriage date of her parents, the bride must have been a child at the time.  “Georie Greve von Veldenze und Agnese unser...wrtinne” granted rights “uffen Gunthein” to “Grauen Frideriche von Liningen, Johannen siner wrtinnen” by charter dated 14 Jun 1307[1071].  Hermann Abbot of Rodenkirchen granted property to “Georgio comitis Veldentiæ, Agneti eius coniugi, eius filio, et filiabus Seviliæ et Adelheidi” by charter dated 6 Dec 1311[1072]

Georg & his wife had children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH von Veldenz (-10 Apr 1327).  Hermann Abbot of Rodenkirchen granted property to “Georgio comitis Veldentiæ, Agneti eius coniugi, eius filio, et filiabus Seviliæ et Adelheidi” by charter dated 6 Dec 1311[1073].  An epitaph at Reginsberg records the death “die parasceve” 1327 of “dns Fridericus junior comes Veldencie filius dni Georgii comitis Veldencie[1074]m (contract 14 Mar 1314) BLANCHEFLOR von Sponheim, daughter of JOHANN [II] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenburg & his wife Katharina von Ochsenstein (-1358).  The marriage contract between “Johann greve von Spanheym...meine dochter Blanseflors” and “Freyderighe des greuen Georigen szune van Veldentzen” is dated 14 Mar 1314[1075].  Johann [III] Graf von Sponheim granted part of his property to Balduin Archbishop of Trier, noting the rights of “fratres nostri Heinricus et Godfridus cum suis liberis suis utriusque sexus, quibus non extantibus Blanzflorie comitissa de Veldenzia amita mei Johannis comitis prædicti cum suis liberis utriusque sexus”, by charter dated 1338[1076].  “Blantzflors die junge frowe von Veldentzin und Georgie ir son” renounced certain rights in Sponheim properties in favour of “unser...neue greue Johan von Spanheim und...Mechthild von Beyern sine...husfrowe” by charter dated 14 Mar 1344[1077].  Friedrich & his wife had children: 

a)         children .  Johann [III] Graf von Sponheim granted part of his property to Balduin Archbishop of Trier, noting the rights of “fratres nostri Heinricus et Godfridus cum suis liberis suis utriusque sexus, quibus non extantibus Blanzflorie comitissa de Veldenzia amita mei Johannis comitis prædicti cum suis liberis utriusque sexus”, by charter dated 1338[1078]

b)         GEORG von Veldenz (-19 Jun 1377, bur Meisenheim).  “Georgie greue zu Veldentzin und Agnes unser...frowe” granted rights to “Heinrichin unsern son und Georgien unser enckeln” by charter dated 8 Sep 1343[1079].  “Blantzflors die junge frowe von Veldentzin und Georgie ir son” renounced certain rights in Sponheim properties in favour of “unser...neue greue Johan von Spanheim und...Mechthild von Beyern sine...husfrowe” by charter dated 14 Mar 1344[1080].  “Heinrich der junge grebe van Veldentzin und Georie meines bruders sun” settled disputes with “Johan wildgrebin von Dunen” by charter dated 28 Oct 1347[1081].  “Georgie von Veldentzen” renounced rights “zu Luterecken” in favour of “min...veder graue Heinrich von Veldentzen” by charter dated 11 Aug 1368[1082].  His absence from other official Veldenz family documents and his failure to inherit part of the county (even bear the title count) suggests that he might have been disabled in some way.  An epitaph at Meisenheim records the death 19 Jun 1377 of “nobilis Georgius de Veldencia germanus...dni Heinrici comitis Veldencie[1083].  Croll suggests that the family relationship in this epitaph is misrecorded[1084].

2.         CECILIA von Veldenz .  Hermann Abbot of Rodenkirchen granted property to “Georgio comitis Veldentiæ, Agneti eius coniugi, eius filio, et filiabus Seviliæ et Adelheidi” by charter dated 6 Dec 1311[1085]

3.         ADELHEID von Veldenz .  Hermann Abbot of Rodenkirchen granted property to “Georgio comitis Veldentiæ, Agneti eius coniugi, eius filio, et filiabus Seviliæ et Adelheidi” by charter dated 6 Dec 1311[1086]

4.         HEINRICH [II] von Veldenz (-1378)Georgie greue zu Veldentzin und Agnes unser...frowe” granted rights to “Heinrichin unsern son und Georgien unser enckeln” by charter dated 8 Sep 1343[1087].  “Friederich graue von Homberg, Mechtild frawe von Homberg und Arnold ir son herre zu Homberg” made vows to “Georigen grauen von Veldentzen und herrn Heinrich sin sone” relating to Homberg by charter dated 2 May 1347[1088]Graf von VeldenzHeinrich der junge grebe van Veldentzin und Georie meines bruders sun” settled disputes with “Johan wildgrebin von Dunen” by charter dated 28 Oct 1347[1089].  Balduin Archbishop of Trier granted “curia dicta Syon in opido ipsorum Armesheim...prope...Kreyer” to “Heinricus comes Veldenzie consanguineus...noster...Agnetam comitissam Veldencie conthoralem suam” by charter dated 4 Apr 1352[1090].  “Heinriche herr von Lichtenberg der jonger” agreed an alliance with “myn...swagere graue Heinriche graue zu Veldentzen...Heinrichis und Friederichis siner sone” by charter dated 29 Jan 1374[1091]m (before 15 Jan 1330) AGNES von Sponheim, daughter of SIMON [II] Graf von Sponheim & his wife Elisabeth van Valkenburg.  Simon graue zu Spanheim und Elizabeth unser...frauwe” resigned property to “Heinrich unser eiden grauen Georigen son von Veldentzen und Agnesen unser thochter” by charter dated 15 Jan 1330[1092]Heinrich [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         HEINRICH [III] von Veldenz (-1389)Heinriche herr von Lichtenberg der jonger” agreed an alliance with “myn...swagere graue Heinriche graue zu Veldentzen...Heinrichis und Friederichis siner sone” by charter dated 29 Jan 1374[1093].  Heinrich [III] and his brother Friedrich [II] divided their properties by charter dated 23 Apr 1387[1094]m LORETTA von Sponheim, daughter of JOHANN [III] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenberg & his wife Mechtild Pfalzgräfin

i)          HEINRICH [IV] von Veldenz (-1393)m (1387) ELISABETH von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of DIETHER Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his first wife Elisabeth von Nassau-Wiesbaden (-1393).  Liébaud Bishop of Verdun confirmed that Friderico et Henrico comitibus Veldentzie” had granted “castello Luterecke” to “dominam Lisam filiam...Dietheri comitis in Katzenelnbogen uxorem...Heinrici prefati Veldentie comitis” by charter dated 24 May 1389[1095]

ii)         FRIEDRICH [III] von Veldenz (-before 29 Oct 1444).  Canon at Trier: Heinrich graue zu Veldentze” granted payments to “Friederich unser...son...by dem stiffte zu Triere” by charter dated 30 Aug 1387[1096]Graf von Veldenz

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iii)        JOHANN von Veldenz (-10 Jun 1434). 

iv)       ADELHEID von Veldenz ).  “Heinrich und Friderich gebrudere grauen zu Veldenze”, considering the marriage of “Alheiden myn Heinrichs vorgenant dochter” to “Gerharde von Kyrberg myn Heinrichs vorgenant...eidem”, arranged payments to the latter by charter dated 2 Mar 1386[1097]m (before 2 Mar 1386) GERHARD Wildgraf von Kyrburg, son of GERHARD Wildgraf von Kirburg & his wife Uda von Isenburg-Limburg (-1408). 

b)         FRIEDRICH [II] von Veldenz (-before 23 Sep 1396).  Heinriche herr von Lichtenberg der jonger” agreed an alliance with “myn...swagere graue Heinriche graue zu Veldentzen...Heinrichis und Friederichis siner sone” by charter dated 29 Jan 1374[1098].  “Heinrich und Friderich gebrudere grauen zu Veldenze”, considering the marriage of “Alheiden myn Heinrichs vorgenant dochter” to “Gerharde von Kyrberg myn Heinrichs vorgenant...eidem”, arranged payments to the latter by charter dated 2 Mar 1386[1099].  Heinrich [III] and his brother Friedrich [II] divided their properties by charter dated 23 Apr 1387[1100]Liébaud Bishop of Verdun granted property previously held by Eberhardus comes Geminipontis sororius vester in...villa...sancti Medehardi” to “Friderico et Friderico comitibus Veldentzie” by charter dated 4 Dec 1394[1101].  He is named as deceased in the 23 Sep 1396 charter of his nephew Friedrich [III]. 

c)         GEORG von Veldenz (-after 1389).  Chor-bishop of Trier. 

d)         AGNES von Veldenz (-after 1398)The marriage contract between “Adolff graue zu Nassauwe...Gerlachen unsern eltesten son” and “grauen Heinrich von Veldentzen...Agnesen seiner eltesten dochter”, naming “unsers bruders grauen Johannes von Nassauwe herrn zu Merenberg”, is dated 22 May 1354[1102]m firstly (contract 22 May 1354, before 1360) GERLACH [II] Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, son of ADOLF I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden & his wife Margareta von Nürnberg ([1333]-after 1386).  m secondly OTTO Wildgraf in Dhronecken, son of --- (-1409 before 31 May). 

e)         LISA von Veldenz (-after 3 May 1389)Croll records her parentage and marriage in 1357 without citing the source on which this information is based[1103].  “Eberhard graue zu Zweinbrucken und Lise von Veldentzen graffynne daselbis unser elichusfrauwe” advised “Friederich grauen zu Veldentzen unserm...swager und bruder und Heinrich grauen zu Veldenzen unserm...neffen und vettern” of payments agreed by “Heinrich graue zu Veldentzen selige...unsers Eberharts...sweher und unser Lysen...vatter” by charter dated 3 May 1389[1104]m (1357) EBERHARD Graf von Zweibrücken, WALRAM [II] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Johannette de Bar (-before 4 Dec 1394). 

f)          ADELHEID von Veldenz (-5 Oct 1411).  Ruprecht I Elector Palatine confirmed Neuburg to “Heinrich IV...mit seiner Gattin Adelheid von Veldenz” by charter dated 1383[1105].  Heinrich [IV] “seiner Hausfrau Adelheid von Veldenz und ihre drei Kinder der cölner Domherr Johannes, Ludwig IV und Hildegart” sold property to Abtei Selz by charter dated 1393[1106].  The book of souls of Buchsweiler records the death “die S. Aurelie” 1411 of “Dna Adelheidis de Veldentz Dna de Lichtenberg[1107].  m HEINRICH [IV] “der Jüngere” von Lichtenberg, son of LUDWIG [III] “Ludemann” von Lichtenberg & his wife Hildegarde von Vinstingen (-18 Nov 1393). 

 

 

FRIEDRICH [III] von Veldenz, son of HEINRICH [III] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Loretta von Sponheim-Starkenburg (-before 29 Oct 1444).  Canon at Trier: Heinrich graue zu Veldentze” granted payments to “Friederich unser...son...by dem stiffte zu Triere” by charter dated 30 Aug 1387[1108]Graf von Veldenz.  Liébaud Bishop of Verdun granted property previously held by Eberhardus comes Geminipontis sororius vester in...villa...sancti Medehardi” to “Friderico et Friderico comitibus Veldentzie” by charter dated 4 Dec 1394[1109]Eckhard Bishop of Worms granted property previously held by sins vettern juncher Friederichs seligen” to “jungher Friederich grauen zu Veldentz” by charter dated 23 Sep 1396[1110].  He is named as deceased in the 29 Oct 1444 of his son-in-law quoted above. 

m (contract 25 Mar 1393) MARGARETA von Nassau, daughter of JOHANN I Graf von Nassau-Weilburg & his second wife Johanna von Saarbrücken (-22 Jan 1427)The marriage contract between Philips graue zu Nssauwe und zu Sarbrücken...Margreten sine swester” and “Friederichen grauen zu Veldentzen dem jongen” is dated 25 Mar 1393[1111]

Friedrich [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         ANNA von Veldenz (-Wachenheim/Pfrimm 18 Nov  1439, bur Meisenheim).  Heiress of Veldenz and Sponheim.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following: Stefan Pfalzgraf issued a charter for Oberstein”, previously held by “Friederich graue zu Veldentz und su Spanheim unser...sweher selige” by charter dated 29 Oct 1444[1112]m (Heidelberg 1410) STEFAN Pfalzgraf in Simmern und Zweibrücken, son of RUPRECHT III "Klemb" Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog in Bayern, King of Germany & his wife Elisabeth von Nürnberg ([13 Jun] 1385-Simmern 14 Feb 1459, bur Meisenheim am Glan). 

 

 

 

C.      PFALZGRAFEN zu VELDENZ

 

 

RUPRECHT Pfalzgraf zu Zweibrücken, son of ALEXANDER Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken und Veldenz & his wife Margareta Gräfin von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein (Zweibrücken 1506-Grevenstein 28 Jul 1544, bur Zweibrücken Alexanderkirche).  Canon at Strasbourg and Mainz cathedrals, at Köln cathedral 1517.  He succeeded in 1533 as Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz.  He received Remigiusberg from his brother Ludwig.  He received the baillages of Veldenz and Lauterecken in 1543 from his nephew Wolfgang. 

m (23 Jun 1537) as her first husband, URSULA Wild- und Rheingräfin zu Salm-Kyrburg, daughter of JOHANN [VII] Wild- und Rheingraf zu Kyrburg & his wife --- (1515-1601).  She married secondly (13 Dec 1546) Johann von Daun Graf zu Falkenstein (-1579).  

Ruprecht & his wife had three children: 

1.         ANNA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (12 May 1540-Graben 30 Mar 1586, bur Pforzheim Schloßkirche)m (Heidelberg 1 Aug 1558) as his second wife, KARL II Markgraf von Baden und Hochberg, son of ERNST Markgraf von Baden und Hochberg & his first wife Elisabeth von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Sulzburg 24 Jun 1529-Karlsburg near Durlach 23 Mar 1577, bur Pforzheim Schloßkirche).  He adopted the title Markgraf von Baden-Durlach 1566. 

2.         GEORG JOHANN Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (11 Apr 1543-Lützelstein 18 Apr 1592, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1544 as Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz.  zu Guttenberg 1553, Lützelstein 1566.  m (20 Dec 1563) ANNA MARIA Pss of Sweden, daughter of GUSTAF I Eriksson Vasa King of Sweden & his second wife Margareta Eriksdotter [Leijonhufvud] (19 Jun 1545-30 Mar 1610, bur Remigiusburg).  Georg Johann & his wife had eleven children: 

a)         GEORG GUSTAV Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Remigiusburg 6 Feb 1564-3 Jun 1634, bur Remigiusburg).  He succeeded his father in 1592 as Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz

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b)         ANNA MARGARETA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (28 Apr 1565-Remigiusberg 2 Oct 1566, bur Remigiusberg). 

c)         JOHANN RUPRECHT Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (9 Sep 1566-1 Oct 1567, bur Remigiusburg). 

d)         ANNA MARGARETA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (17 Jan 1571-1 Nov 1621)m (14 Dec 1589) as his third wife, RICHARD Pfalzgraf von Simmern und Sponheim, son of JOHANN Pfalzgraf von Simmern und Sponheim & his first wife Beatrix von Baden-Hachberg (Simmern 25 Jul 1521-Simmern 13/14 Jan 1598, bur Simmern Stadtkirche). 

e)         URSULA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (24 Feb 1572-Nürtingen 1635, bur Tübingen St Georg/Stiftskirche)m (Stuttgart 20 May 1585) as his second wife, LUDWIG III Herzog von Württemberg, son of CHRISTOPH Herzog von Württemberg-Montbéliard & his wife Anna Maria von Brandenburg (Stuttgart 1 Jan 1554-Stuttgart 18 Aug 1593, bur Tübingen St Georg/Stiftskirche).

f)          JOHANNA ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (2 Oct 1573-Nürtingen 28 Jul 1601, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche). 

g)         JOHANN AUGUST Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Schloß Lemberg 26 Nov 1575-Schloß Lemberg 18 Sep 1611, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1592 as Pfalzgraf zu Lützelstein.  m (Braubach 30 Jan or 14 Jun 1599) as her second husband, ANNA ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin von Simmern, widow of PHILIPP II "der Jüngere" Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Elector Palatine & his first wife Maria Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Simmern 23 Jun 1549-Lützelstein 20 Sep 1609, bur Lützelstein Stadtkirche). 

h)         LUDWIG PHILIPP Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (24 Nov 1577-Guttenberg 24 Oct 1601).  He succeeded his father in 1592 as Pfalzgraf zu Guttenberg 1592, minor until 1593.  

i)          ANNA MARIA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (9 Jun 1579-16 Oct 1579). 

j)          KATHARINA URSULA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (3 Aug 1582-Lauterecken 22 Nov 1595). 

k)         GEORG JOHANN Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lützelstein 24 Jun 1586-29 Sep 1654, bur Lützelstein)He succeeded his father in 1592 as Pfalzgraf zu Guttenberg, minor until 1604, zu Lützelstein 1611.  m (Neuburg an der Donau 6 Jun 1613) SUSANNA Pfalzgräfin von Sulzbach und Hilpoltstein, daughter of OTTO HEINRICH Pfalzgraf von Sulzbach & his wife Dorothea Maria Herzogin von Württemberg (Sulzbach 6 Jun 1591-Nürtingen 21 Feb 1661, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche).  Georg Johann & his wife had four children: 

i)          GEORG OTTO Pfalzgraf zu Lützelstein-Guttenberg (Lützelstein 25 Sep 1614-Tübingen 30 Aug 1635, bur Tübingen St Georg). 

ii)         ANNA MARIA Pfalzgräfin zu Lützelstein-Guttenberg (Lützelstein 20 Jun 1616-Lützelstein 13 Sep 1616). 

iii)        JOHANN FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf zu Lützelstein-Guttenberg (Lützelstein 5 Sep 1617-Lützelstein 21 Feb 1618, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche). 

iv)       PHILIPP LUDWIG Pfalzgraf zu Lützelstein-Guttenberg (4 Oct 1619-19 Mar 1620, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche). 

3.         URSULA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (1544-)m (18 Dec 1578) WIRICH [VI] von Daun Graf von Falkenstein, son of --- (1539-shot by the Spaniards Schloß Broich in Mülheim 10 Oct 1598). 

 

 

GEORG GUSTAV Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz, son of GEORG JOHANN Pfalzgraf von Veldenz & his wife Anna Pss of Sweden (Remigiusburg 6 Feb 1564-3 Jun 1634, bur Remigiusburg).  He succeeded his father in 1592 as Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz

m firstly (Stuttgart 30 Oct 1586) as her second husband, ELISABETH Herzogin von Württemberg, widow of GEORG ERNST Graf von Henneberg-Schleusingen, daughter of CHRISTOPH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Anna Marie von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Basel or Montbéliard 3 Mar 1548-Schloß Karlsburg 28 Feb 1592, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche). 

m secondly (Zweibrücken 17 May 1601) MARIE ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken zu Zweibrücken, daughter of JOHANN Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken & his wife Magdalena Pss von Kleve (Zweibrücken 7 Nov 1581-Lauterecken 18 Aug 1637, bur 1694 Remigiusberg). 

Georg Gustav & his wife had eleven children: 

1.         ANNA MAGDALENA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 19 Mar 1602-Bernstadt 20 Aug 1630, bur Bernstadt St Katharina)m (Oels 7 Nov 1617) as his first wife, HEINRICH WENZEL Duke of Münsterberg-Oels in Bernstadt, son of KARL II Duke of Münsterberg-Oels in Bernstadt [Podiebrad] & his second wife Elisabeth Magdalena Pss von Brieg [Piast] (7 Oct 1592-Schloß Vielgut bei Oels 21 Aug 1639, bur Oels St Johann Baptist). 

2.         JOHANN FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 12 Jan 1604-Augsburg 30 Nov 1632, bur 1805 Munich St Michael).  Lieutenant colonel in the Swedish army. 

3.         GEORG GUSTAV Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 17 Aug 1605-Rockenhausen 17 Nov 1605, bur Remigiusburg).

4.         ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 18 Mar 1607-4 Oct 1608).  

5.         KARL LUDWIG Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 5 Feb 1609-killed in battle Werben am Havel 19Jul 1631, bur Stettin St Marien). 

6.         WOLFGANG WILHELM Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 22 Aug 1610-27 Jan 1611, bur Remigiusburg). 

7.         SOPHIE SIBILLE Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Rothau im Steintal 14 Dec 1612-Lauterecken 12 Jul 1616, bur Remigiusburg). 

8.         MARIA ELISABETH Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 24 Jun 1616-Lauterecken 12 Sep 1649).  Canoness at Herford.  

9.         MARIA AMALIA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Rothau im Steintal 11 Sep 1621-Rothau im Steintal 14 Nov 1621).  

10.      MAGDALENA SOPHIE Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz ([Rothau im Steintal] 29 Nov 1622-Strasbourg 15 Aug 1691). 

11.      LEOPOLD LUDWIG Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Feb 1625-Strasbourg 29 Sep 1694, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche)He succeeded his father in 1634 as Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz, minor until 1643.  He succeeded his uncle Georg Johann in 1654 as Pfalzgraf zu Lützelstein.  Converted to Lutheranism.  m (Bischweiler 4 Jul 1648) AGATHA CHRISTINA Gräfin von Hanau-Lichtenberg, daughter of PHILIPP WOLFGANG Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg & his wife Johanna Gräfin von Oettingen (Bouxwiller 11 Aug 1632-Strasbourg 5 Dec 1681, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche).  Leopold Ludwig & his wife had twelve children: 

a)         daughter (Lauterecken 1649-Lauterecken ----, bur Remigiusberg). 

b)         ANNA SOPHIE Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 20 May 1650-Mörchingen/Morhange 12 Jun 1706, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche).  She converted to Catholicism and became a nun 1694, but ultimately returned to Lutheranism.

c)         GUSTAV PHILIPP Erbpfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 17 Jul 1651-Lauterecken 24 Aug 1679, bur Lauterecken). 

d)         ELISABETH JOHANNA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 22 Feb 1653-Mörchingen 5 Feb 1718, bur Diemeringen)m (Mörchingen 27 Dec 1669) JOHANN [XI] Wild- und Rheingraf zu Salm-Kyrburg zu Mörchingen, son of --- (-Flonheim am Rhein 16 Nov 1688, bur Kirn Stadtkirche). 

e)         CHRISTINE Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lauterecken 29 Mar 1654-Lützelstein 18 Feb 1655).  

f)          CHRISTINE LUISE Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lützelstein 11 Nov 1655-Lützelstein 14 Apr 1656). 

g)         CHRISTIAN LUDWIG Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lützelstein 5 Oct 1656-Lützelstein 15 Apr 1658). 

h)         DOROTHEA Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lützelstein 16 Jan 1658-Strasbourg 17 Aug 1723, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche)m (Zweibrücken 10 Jul 1707, annulled religiously by the Bishop of Metz Paris 2 Apr 1723, separation effected 23 Apr 1723) as his first wife, GUSTAV SAMUEL LEOPOLD Pfalzgraf zu Kleeburg, son of ADOLF JOHANN Pfalzgraf zu Kleeburg & his second wife Elsa Elisabeth Brahe (Stegeborg 12 Apr 1670-Zweibrücken 17 Sep 1731, bur Zweibrücken Alexanderkirche).  Herzog von Zweibrücken 1718. 

i)          LEOPOLD LUDWIG Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lützelstein 14 Mar 1659-Lützelstein 17 Mar 1660, bur Lützelstein). 

j)          KARL GEORG Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lützelstein 27 May 1660-killed in battle siege of Ofen 4 Jul 1686). 

k)         AGNES ELEONORE Pfalzgräfin zu Veldenz (Lützelstein 29 Jun 1662-Lützelstein 1 Jan 1664). 

l)          AUGUST LEOPOLD Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz (Lützelstein 22 Dec 1663-killed in battle Mainz 9 Sep 1689, bur Hanau Lutheran church).

 

 

On the death in 1694 without surviving male heirs of Leopold Ludwig Pfalzgraf zu Veldenz, the succession to Veldenz, Lauterecken and Lützelstein was disputed between Christian August Herzog von Sulzbach, Carl XI King of Sweden, and Christian II Pfalzgraf von Birkenfeld zu Bischweiler.  The final resolution came with the Succession Treaty of Mannheim 23 Dec 1733, which confirmed Christian III Pfalzgraf von Birkenfeld zu Bischweiler as heir. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  ZWEIBRÜCKEN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN

 

 

HEINRICH [I] von Saarbrücken, son of SIMON [I] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Mechtild --- (-[1228]).  "…Henricus comes de Spanheim, Henricus comes de Sarbrucken, Gerlacus comes de Veldense, Bertoldus comes de Dietse, Gotfridus comes de Vebing…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed privileges of the church of Mainz[1113].  "Simon comes Sarepont et…mater mea Lucardis comitissa in Wide" donated part of the church at Listorf to Kloster Wadegozingen, with the advice of "ducis cognati mei Walrami et filiorum suorum Henrici et Walrami et Henrici Gemini Ponits comitis patrui mei et…cognati mei Henrici comitis de Castello et…Lutheri comitis de Wide" by charter dated 1223[1114]Graf von Zweibrücken.  "E. comes de Obresten et…Henricus comes Geminipontis" revoked their alliance with "Th. de Barro" and promised fidelity to "domino nostro Ja. … Metensi episcopo" by charter dated 29 Sep 1243[1115]

m HADWIGE de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY de Lorraine Seigneur de Bitsch & his wife Wierchosława Ludmilla of Poland (-after 1228).  "Hedewigis comitissa Geminipontis" confirmed the donation of "patronatum ecclesie S. Marie in Omersheim" to Wadgassen abbey made by "collateralis meis Heinricus comes" by charter dated 1225[1116]Hawy contesse de Dous Pons, après le decez de mon marit lo conte” donated property at “Harewainvile“ to Sainte-Marie de Villers, with the consent of “mon fil lo conte Henri de Dous Pons”, by charter dated 1228[1117]"Hedewigis comitissa Geminipontis et H. unicus filius" confirmed the donation of "decimas in Homersheim…et…allodii in Hauestal" to Wadgassen abbey made by "H. comes Geminipontis quondam…collateralis meus" by undated charter[1118]

Heinrich [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] (-1282)"Hedewigis comitissa Geminipontis et H. unicus filius" confirmed the donation of "decimas in Homersheim…et…allodii in Hauestal" to Wadgassen abbey made by "H. comes Geminipontis quondam…collateralis meus" by undated charter[1119]Graf von Zweibrücken.  “Hawy contesse de Dous Pons, après le decez de mon marit lo conte” donated property at “Harewainvile“ to Sainte-Marie de Villers, with the consent of “mon fil lo conte Henri de Dous Pons”, by charter dated 1228[1120].  “Henricus comes de Zweinbrucken et Agnes collateralis” donated “castrum nostrum in Stauff, Wormatiensis dioëcesis” to the church of Worms, in the presence of “Eberhardus et Walramus filii...Heinrici comitis de Zweinbrucken et Agnetis eius contectalis”, by charter dated 1282[1121]m ([1238]) AGNES von Eberstein, daughter of EBERHARD [V] Herr von Eberstein & his wife Adelheid von Sayn (-1297).  "Eberhardus comes de Eberstein dictus senior" donated property to Kloster Herrenalb, with the consent of "uxoris mee Adelheidis et filie mee Agnetis comitisse Gemini Pontis et Symonis iunioris comitis nepotis mei", by charter dated 1258[1122].  "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"[1123].  "Hanricus comes et A. comitissa Geminipontis" granted dowry to "generum nostrum Gerlacum comitem de Veldentia", with the consent of "patris nostri E. comitis de Everstein et A. matris nostre necnon Elizabeth et Adleidis filiarum E. quondam comitis de Seina fratris nostri", by charter dated Jul 1258[1124]Henricus comes de Zweinbrucken et Agnes collateralis” donated “castrum nostrum in Stauff, Wormatiensis dioëcesis” to the church of Worms, in the presence of “Eberhardus et Walramus filii...Heinrici comitis de Zweinbrucken et Agnetis eius contectalis”, by charter dated 1282[1125].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         SIMON [I] “von Eberstein” (-22 Nov 1280)Symon dictus de Eberstein” confirmed holding “allodium in Ensmingen” from the bishop of Strasbourg with “H. comes Gemini pontis pater noster...cum Agnete comitissa matre nostra” by charter dated 25 Jan 1261[1126]Henricus comes Geminipontis” recorded the homage sworn by “Hugonem de Fenestingen generum nostrum...Katerina filia nostra uxor eius”, with the consent of “Symonis, Everardi et Walerami filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1275[1127]The Annales Sindelfingenses record the death “post octavam sancti Martini...in civitate Spirensi” 1280 of “Symundus comes Geminipontis[1128]m --- (-21 Feb 1284).  The Annales Sindelfingenses record the death “in vigilia cathedræ Petri” 1284 of “comitissa de Zaphilstan [Zavelstein], relicta Symundi comitis de Zwainbruoch[1129].  The primary source which confirms her name and family origin has not been identified, although Zavelstein castle was located in the county of Calw.  Simon [I] & his wife had children: 

i)          HEINRICH [III] (-after 1 Jun 1297)Graf von Zweibrücken.  A charter dated 1 Jun 1297 records the settlement of a dispute between Speyer cathedral and "Heinricum…comitem Geminopontis…et…Otto frater suus nec non coniux sua de Bolandia" concerning passage on the river Rhine[1130].  "Otto comes de Eberstein natus quondam domini Symonis comitis Geminipontis" confirmed the grant of salmon fishing rights in the river Rhine by "Heinrico bonæ memoriæ quondam fratri nostro" to "Engelmannus de Bebingen civis Spirencis" by charter dated 20 Feb 1310[1131]m KUNIGUNDE von Bolanden, daughter of --- (-after 1 Jun 1297).  A charter dated 1 Jun 1297 records the settlement of a dispute between Speyer cathedral and "Heinricum…comitem Geminopontis…et…Otto frater suus nec non coniux sua de Bolandia" concerning passage on the river Rhine[1132]

ii)         OTTO (-after 20 Feb 1310).  A charter dated 1 Jun 1297 records the settlement of a dispute between Speyer cathedral and "Heinricum…comitem Geminopontis…et…Otto frater suus nec non coniux sua de Bolandia" concerning passage on the river Rhine[1133].  Graf von Eberstein.  "Otto comes de Eberstein natus quondam domini Symonis comitis Geminipontis" confirmed the grant of salmon fishing rights in the river Rhine by "Heinrico bonæ memoriæ quondam fratri nostro" to "Engelmannus de Bebingen civis Spirencis" by charter dated 20 Feb 1310[1134]

iii)        UTA (-before 1290)m (before 1282) as his first wife, KONRAD Herzog von Teck, son of [KONRAD [I] Herzog von Teck & his wife ---] (-murdered [Frankfurt] 1/2 May 1292, bur Owen Marienkirche). 

b)         EBERHARD (-[1316/1321]).  “Henricus comes Geminipontis” recorded the homage sworn by “Hugonem de Fenestingen generum nostrum...Katerina filia nostra uxor eius”, with the consent of “Symonis, Everardi et Walerami filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1275[1135].  “Henricus comes de Zweinbrucken et Agnes collateralis” donated “castrum nostrum in Stauff, Wormatiensis dioëcesis” to the church of Worms, in the presence of “Eberhardus et Walramus filii...Heinrici comitis de Zweinbrucken et Agnetis eius contectalis”, by charter dated 1282[1136]Graf von Zweibrücken.  “Eberhardus et Walramus fratres et domini Geminipontis” sold “quartam partem silve...in banno Visbach” to Hornbach by charter dated Nov 1284[1137].  "Walramus comes Geminipontis…et Everhardum fratrem nostrum" confirmed the privileges of the churches of Schorbach and Mörlheim by charter dated 24 Mar 1301[1138]m (before 27 May 1267) AGNES von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON [III] de Commercy Graf von Saarbrücken & his first wife Marguerite --- (-after 1304).  Eberhard & his wife had children: 

i)          SIMON [II] (-1355)Graf von Zweibrücken

-         see below

c)         WALRAM [I] (-[18/22] Jan 1309]).  “Henricus comes Geminipontis” recorded the homage sworn by “Hugonem de Fenestingen generum nostrum...Katerina filia nostra uxor eius”, with the consent of “Symonis, Everardi et Walerami filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1275[1139].  “Henricus comes de Zweinbrucken et Agnes collateralis” donated “castrum nostrum in Stauff, Wormatiensis dioëcesis” to the church of Worms, in the presence of “Eberhardus et Walramus filii...Heinrici comitis de Zweinbrucken et Agnetis eius contectalis”, by charter dated 1282[1140]Graf von Zweibrücken.  “Eberhardus et Walramus fratres et domini Geminipontis” sold “quartam partem silve...in banno Visbach” to Hornbach by charter dated Nov 1284[1141].  "Walramus comes Geminipontis…et Everhardum fratrem nostrum" confirmed the privileges of the churches of Schorbach and Mörlheim by charter dated 24 Mar 1301[1142]m AGNES de Vaudémont, daughter of HUGUES [III] Comte de Vaudémont & his wife Marguerite de Bar (-1282, bur Werschweiler).  Walram [I] & his wife had children: 

i)          SIMON [III] (-before 1312)Graf von Zweibrückenm AGNES von Saarbrücken, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Saarbrücken [Commercy] & his first wife Mathilde d'Aspremont (-before 1 Mar 1337).  Simon [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       WALRAM [II] (-[30 Jun/29 Sep] 1366)Graf von Zweibrücken.  “Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[1143].  “Johan v. Salmen Herre zu Puttelingen und Margarete min...frauwe” reached agreement with “unsern...Nefen Greue Johan von Spanheim” about the succession of “frauwen Lorettin...siner mutter, mins Johans Vatdire...swester was” by charter dated 1 Jun 1350, sealed by “unsern...Oyheim Greue Walrame von Zweynbrucken...[1144]m JOHANNETTE de Bar, daughter of PIERRE de Bar Seigneur de Pierrefort & his first wife Jeanne de Vienne (-3 Oct 1358).  The Chronicle of Lichtenthal records the death "V Non Oct" 1358 of "domna Jenat de Bare comitissa uxor domni Walrami de Geminoponte"[1145][Her son] “Evrard comte de Deux-Ponts...comme hoir de feu...Pierre de Bar” sold his part “en la succession dudit feu Pierre de Bar” to Robert Duke of Bar by charter dated 14 Dec 1384[1146].  Walram [II] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       EBERHARD (-before 4 Dec 1394)Graf von Zweibrücken.  He is named as deceased in the following document: Liébaud Bishop of Verdun granted property previously held by Eberhardus comes Geminipontis sororius vester in...villa...sancti Medehardi” to “Friderico et Friderico comitibus Veldentzie” by charter dated 4 Dec 1394[1147]m (1357) LISA von Veldenz, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Agnes von Sponheim (-after 3 May 1389).  Croll records her parentage and marriage in 1357 without citing the source on which this information is based[1148].  “Eberhard graue zu Zweinbrucken und Lise von Veldentzen graffynne daselbis unser elichusfrauwe” advised “Friederich grauen zu Veldentzen unserm...swager und bruder und Heinrich grauen zu Veldenzen unserm...neffen und vettern” of payments agreed by “Heinrich graue zu Veldentzen selige...unsers Eberharts...sweher und unser Lysen...vatter” by charter dated 3 May 1389[1149]

d)         ELISABETH (-1259)"Hanricus comes et A. comitissa Geminipontis" granted dowry to "generum nostrum Gerlacum comitem de Veldentia", with the consent of "patris nostri E. comitis de Everstein et A. matris nostre necnon Elizabeth et Adleidis filiarum E. quondam comitis de Seina fratris nostri", by charter dated Jul 1258[1150].  "Gerlacus comes Veldentie" donated property "in Osterna et in Ouinbach" to Kloster Wersweiler, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Elisabeth et parentum nostrorum", by charter dated Aug 1258[1151]m (1254) GERLACH [V] Graf von Veldenz, son of GERLACH [IV] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Beatrix [Wildgrafen] (after [1228]-[Jul 1258/1260]). 

e)         KATHARINA von Zweibrücken .  “Henricus comes Geminipontis” recorded the homage sworn by “Hugonem de Fenestingen generum nostrum...Katerina filia nostra uxor eius”, with the consent of “Symonis, Everardi et Walerami filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1275[1152]m HUGO Herr von Vinstingen, son of BRUNICHO Herr von Malberg & his wife --- (-after 1304). 

f)          AGNES von Zweibrücken (-after 1 Oct 1283)The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   “Dilmannus de Hohenvels et Agnes uxor eius” donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 8 Jun 1277[1153].  "Theodericus de Hoenuels…cum coniuge nostra Ang." sold their share in "ville Bischouesheim" to "consanguineo nostro Philippo de Falkenstein" by charter dated 1 Oct 1283[1154]m DIETRICH von Hohenfels, son of PHILIPP von Bolanden Herr von Hohenfels & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-after 1 Oct 1283). 

 

 

The following reconstruction is an outline only, added mainly to show hyperlinks to other families in Medieval Lands.  The primary sources which confirm the family relationships have not been identified unless otherwise shown below. 

 

SIMON [II] von Zweibrücken, son of EBERHARD Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes von Saarbrücken (-1355)Graf von Zweibrücken, Herr von Bitsch.  “Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[1155]. 

m AGNES von Lichtenberg, daughter of JOHANN [II] Herr von Lichtenberg & his wife Johanna von Leiningen (-after Jan 1368).  "Simon von Zweibrucken herre von Bitsch" granted dower to "Agnesen unser...Frauwen des...htmhter...Hammans Herrn von Lichtenberg" by charter dated 1334[1156]Heinrich IV zu Lichtenau” confirmed the grant made by “sein seliger Vater” to “der Gräfin Agnes von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, ein Tochter Hannemanns II” by charter dated early 1370[1157]. 

Simon [II] & his wife had children: 

1.         JOHANN [I] “Hannemann” von Zweibrücken-Bitsch (-1393)Graf von Zweibrücken, Herr von BitschDie gräflichen Brüder von Bitsch, Hanemann I, Symon Wecker II und Friederich” agreed an alliance with “Johannes IV ihrem Schwager” by charter dated Sep 1389[1158].  m ELISABETH von Leiningen, daughter of FRIEDRICH [IX] Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg & his second wife Yolande von Bergheim [Jülich].  Johann & his wife had children: 

a)         JOHANN [II] “Hannemann” von Zweibrücken-Bitsch (-[1418])Graf von Zweibrücken, Herr von Bitschm IMAGINA zu Oettingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf zu Oettingen & his second wife Euphemia von Münsterberg (-8 Sep 1450).  Johann & his wife had children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH von Zweibrücken-Bitsch (-1474).  Graf von Zweibrücken, Herr von Bitschm (1435) ANNA Raugráfin von Alt- und Neu-Baumberg, daughter of ---.  Friedrich & his wife had children: 

(a)       SIMON [VI] Wecker von Zweibrücken-Bitsch (-1499)Graf von Zweibrücken, Herr von Bitschm (1464) ELISABETH von Lichtenberg, daughter of LUDWIG [V] von Lichtenberg & his wife Elisabeth von Hohenlohe (9 Aug 1444-). 

-         GRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN[1159]

(1)       ELISABETH von Zweibrücken-Bitsch (-Reichenweier 14 Feb 1487, bur Reichenweier)m (Reichenweier 10 Jan 1485) as his first wife, HEINRICH Graf von Württemberg, son of ULRICH V "der Vielgeliebte" Graf von Württemberg-Stuttgart & his second wife Elisabeth von Bayern-Landshut (-Hohenurach 16 Apr 1519, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche). 

(2)       ANNA von Zweibrücken-Bitsch )m (before 26 Feb 1487) HUGO Graf von Montfort zu Rothenfels und Wasserburg, son of HUGO Graf von Montfort-Argen & his second wife Elisabeth von Hohenlohe (-24 Apr 1519). 

ii)         AGNES von Zweibrücken-Bitschm (15 Jul 1435) RUDOLF Graf zu Leiningen-Rixingen, son of --- (-1475). 

b)         SIMON [V] von Zweibrücken-Bitsch (-before 1407)Graf von Zweibrücken, Herr von Bitschm (before 1397) HILDEGARDE von Lichtenberg, daughter of HEINRICH [IV] “der Jüngere” von Lichtenberg & his wife Adelheid von Veldenz.  Heinrich [IV] “seiner Hausfrau Adelheid von Veldenz und ihre drei Kinder der cölner Domherr Johannes, Ludwig IV und Hildegart” sold property to Abtei Selz by charter dated 1393[1160].  Simon [V] & his wife had children: 

i)          HEINRICH [I] von Zweibrücken-Bitsch (-before 1453)Graf von Zweibrücken, Herr von Bitschm (1440) KUNIGUNDE von Ochsenstein, daughter of VOLMAR Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Adelheid von Geroldseck.  Heinrich [I] & his wife had children: 

(a)       HEINRICH [II] von Zweibrücken-BitschGraf von Zweibrücken, Herr von Bitsch.  The testament of [his maternal uncle] Georg Herr von Ochsenstein, dated 3 Mar 1485, appointed his nephew Heinrich [II] Graf Zweibrücken-Bitsch as his heir[1161]

-         GRAFEN von ZWEIBRÜCKEN[1162]

2.         SIMON [IV] Wecker von Zweibrücken-Bitsch (-1393).  Die gräflichen Brüder von Bitsch, Hanemann I, Symon Wecker II und Friederich” agreed an alliance with “Johannes IV ihrem Schwager” by charter dated Sep 1389[1163]. 

3.         FRIEDRICH von Zweibrücken-BitschDie gräflichen Brüder von Bitsch, Hanemann I, Symon Wecker II und Friederich” agreed an alliance with “Johannes IV ihrem Schwager” by charter dated Sep 1389[1164]. 

4.         HEINRICH von Zweibrücken-BitschHenrich Graue zu Zweinbrugken Herre zu Bitsch und...Grete vom Hirzhorn unser...Hußfrauwe" settled a dispute with “Conrat Lantschaden...” concerning property “zu Benshem”, naming “Symunt genant Wecker Graue zu Zweinbrugk und Herre zu Bitsche unser des egenanten Heinrichs Bruder” as adviser, by charter dated early Feb 1378[1165]m MARGARETA von Hirschhorn, daughter of ---.  Henrich Graue zu Zweinbrugken Herre zu Bitsch und...Grete vom Hirzhorn unser...Hußfrauwe" settled a dispute with “Conrat Lantschaden...” concerning property “zu Benshem”, naming “Symunt genant Wecker Graue zu Zweinbrugk und Herre zu Bitsche unser des egenanten Heinrichs Bruder” as adviser, by charter dated early Feb 1378[1166]

5.         LORETTA von Zweibrücken-Bitsch Lehmann records her parentage and marriage contract 21 Aug 1370[1167].  Her family origin is confirmed by the following document:  Die gräflichen Brüder von Bitsch, Hanemann I, Symon Wecker II und Friederich” agreed an alliance with “Johannes IV ihrem Schwager” by charter dated Sep 1389[1168].  m (contract 21 Aug 1370) JOHANN [IV] von Lichtenberg, son of SIEGMUND von Lichtenberg & his wife Adelheid von Helfenstein ([1347/48]-23 Aug 1405, bur Neuwiller abbey)

 

 

 

B.      PFALZGRAFEN von SIMMERN

 

 

FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf in Simmern und Zweibrücken, son of STEFAN Pfalzgraf in Simmern und Zweibrücken & his wife Anna von Veldenz (24 Apr 1417-Simmern 29 Apr 1480, bur Ravengiersburg Augustiner-Kloster).  He inherited a further three-tenths of the county of Sponheim “vordere Grafschaft” and one-half of the county of Sponheim “hintere Grafschaft” in 1444, as well as Veldenz, from the family of his late maternal grandmother.  He succeeded his father in 1459 as Pfalzgraf von Simmern, when he also reunited his Sponheim territories into the duchy of Sponheim. 

m (Lobith 16 Aug 1454)