PARIS REGION, NOBILITY

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INTRODUCTION. 4

Chapter 1.                COMTES de BEAUMONT[-sur-OISE] 6

A.         COMTES de BEAUMONT. 6

B.         VICOMTES de BEAUMONT. 23

C.        SEIGNEURS de CHAMBLY (HIDEUS) 23

D.        CHÂTELAINS de CONFLANS.. 31

E.         CHÂTELAINS de GISORS.. 41

F.         SIRES de L'ISLE-ADAM.. 50

G.        SEIGNEURS de MONTFORT-l'AMAURY.. 55

H.        SEIGNEURS de MONTMORENCY.. 61

Chapter 2.                COMTES de BEAUVAIS. 85

A.         COMTES de BEAUVAIS.. 86

B.         CHÂTELAINS de BEAUVAIS.. 89

C.        SIRES de BRETEUIL. 90

D.        SIRES de BRETEUIL (BEAUSAULT) 100

E.         SEIGNEURS de BULLES.. 107

F.         SEIGNEURS de DARGIES.. 118

G.        VIDAMES de GERBEROY.. 126

H.        SEIGNEURS de MELLO.. 138

I.      SEIGNEURS de MILLY.. 159

Chapter 3.                SIRES et COMTES de CLERMONT [en-BEAUVAISIS] 175

A.         ORIGINS.. 175

B.         COMTES de CLERMONT[-en-BEAUVAISIS] 182

C.        COMTES de CLERMONT-en-BEAUVAISIS (Capet) 198

D.        BOUTEILLERS de SENLIS.. 202

E.         SEIGNEURS de CONTY.. 210

F.         SEIGNEURS de GARLANDE.. 221

G.        SEIGNEURS de PIERREFONDS.. 234

Chapter 4.                COMTES de CORBEIL. 240

A.         COMTES de CORBEIL. 240

B.         COMTES de CORBEIL [et de MORTAIN] (NORMANDY) 241

C.        VICOMTES de CORBEIL. 244

D.        SEIGNEURS de LA CHAPELLE-GAUTHIER.. 254

E.         DONJON (CORBEIL) 256

F.         VICOMTES d’ETAMPES.. 278

G.        VICOMTES de MELUN.. 278

H.        VICOMTES de MELUN (CHAILLY) 281

I.      SEIGNEURS de MEREVILLE.. 294

Chapter 5.                COMTES de DAMMARTIN. 297

A.         COMTES de DAMMARTIN (MONTDIDIER) 297

B.         COMTES de DAMMARTIN [MELLO] 303

C.        COMTES de DAMMARTIN (TRIE) 308

D.        SEIGNEURS d’AULNAY.. 311

E.         VICOMTES de CRECY.. 315

F.         VICOMTES de DAMMARTIN.. 316

G.        VICOMTES de FERTE-ANCOUL. 316

H.        VICOMTES de MEAUX (MONTMIRAIL) 319

I.      SEIGNEURS de MONCY.. 323

J.         SEIGNEURS de NANTEUIL-le-HARDOUIN.. 327

K.         SEIGNEURS de la ROCHE-GUYON.. 331

L.         SEIGNEURS de SAINT-SIMON.. 333

Chapter 6.                COMTES de DREUX. 334

A.         EARLY COMTES de DREUX.. 334

B.         COMTES de DREUX (CAPET) 1152-1355. 336

C.        SEIGNEURS de BÛ.. 352

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUNEUF[-en-Thimerais] 353

E.         SEIGNEURS d’EPERNON.. 360

F.         SEIGNEURS de MAINTENON.. 362

Chapter 7.                COMTES de MANTES. 366

A.         COMTES de MANTES.. 366

B.         LE RICHE.. 369

C.        VICOMTES de MANTES.. 375

D.        SEIGNEURS de MAULE (LE RICHE) 377

E.         MAUVOISIN.. 380

F.         SIRES de POISSY.. 395

G.        SIRES de PONTOISE.. 410

H.        CHÂTELAINS de POIX, CHÂTELAINS de PONTOISE (TIRELL) 415

Chapter 8.                COMTES de ROCHEFORT. 419

A.         COMTES de ROCHEFORT (SEIGNEURS de MONTLHERY) 419

B.         COMTES de ROCHEFORT (BARRES) 424

C.        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUFORT. 428

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHEVREUSE.. 434

E.         SEIGNEURS de GOMETZ-LA-FERTE.. 444

F.         SEIGNEURS de LEVIS.. 447

G.        SEIGNEURS de MARLY.. 455

H.        SEIGNEURS de MONTLHERY.. 461

I.      SEIGNEURS de NEAUFLE-le-CHÂTEAU.. 472

Chapter 9.                COMTES de SOISSONS. 478

A.         COMTES de SOISSONS.. 478

B.         COMTES de SOISSONS (NORMANDY) 481

C.        COMTES de SOISSONS (NESLE) 484

D.        SEIGNEURS de BAUDEMENT. 492

E.         SEIGNEURS de FALVY (NESLE) 498

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

This document sets out the families of nobility based in the Parisian region, which for present purposes includes the territory to the north of the French capital as far as Beauvais, and to the west as far as Dreux on the borders of the duchy of Normandy.  The southern boundary of the area has been set north of the counties of Gâtinais and Blois, whose counts are shown in the document CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY.  The county of Champagne lies to the east.  It is recognised that the demarcation between the three documents NORTHERN FRANCE NOBILITY, CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY and PARIS REGION NOBILITY is imprecise.  None of the three areas attained much internal political cohesion before their gradual incorporation into the domaine royale of the Capetian kings.  The decision about which families to show in which documents is necessarily arbitrary, although the concept of treating the history of these three areas separately appears sensible as they each developed in different ways. 

 

Paris was the capital of the kingdom of the Merovingian King Childebert, son of King Clovis I whose territories were divided between his sons after his death in 511.  The kingdom of Paris persisted as a political entity after the division which followed the death of King Clotaire in 561, and eventually became part of the kingdom of Neustria whose boundaries were settled in the 630s during the reign of King Dagobert I[1].  The county of Paris emerged from the pagus Parisiacus, corresponding roughly with that part of the bishopric of Paris which lay north of the river Seine.  The earliest identified count of Paris is Gérard whose death is recorded in 779 and whose descendants held the county until the early 9th century.  His family, and the families of other 9th century counts of Paris, are set out in the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY.  The county of Paris was held in the late 9th century by Robert, brother of Eudes King of France, who succeeded briefly to the French throne as King Robert I in 922 (see the document FRANCE CAPETIAN KINGS).  Rodulfus Glauber refers to Robert's son, Hugues Duc des Francs, as "Hugoni, Parisiensis ducis", when recording the succession of his son Hugues "Capet" as king of France in 987[2], although it is not clear whether the Parisian title was one which was widely used within the family at the time.  It appears that Poissy and Pontoise were the only territories adjacent to Paris which formed part of the domaine royale of the Capetian kings at the accession of King Hugues.  According to Sinclair, the county of Paris was held in the early 11th century by Renaud de Vendôme Bishop of Paris, its immediate fate after his death in 1016 not being known[3].  It is assumed that the county became part of the domaine royale soon afterwards, but the precise process by which this occurred has not yet been identified. 

 

During Merovingian times, the area south of the Seine constituted the pagus Castrensis, centred on the town of Châtres (now Arpajon)[4].  East of Paris lay the pagus Meldensis (also referred to in contemporary documentation as pagus Meldicus, pagus Melcianus, and pagus Melciacus), which probably coincided with the territory of the ecclesiastical diocese of Meaux.   The bishopric of Soissons lay north-east of Meaux, within the jurisdiction of the archbishopric of Reims, in the western part of which the pagus Suessonicus (pagus Suessionensis) emerged.  North of Paris was the bishopric of Beauvais, also in the ecclesiastical province of Reims, which included the pagus Bellovacensis or Beauvaisis, the pagus Vindoilensis centred on the town of Vendeuil, and the pagus Camliacensis whose name derived from the village of Chambly[5]

 

The counties which later developed in the area around Paris did not, for the most part, coincide with the boundaries of the early pagi.  North of Paris, the county of Beaumont-sur-Oise emerged in the former pagus Camliacensis, while the counties of Beauvais and Clermont-en-Beauvaisis lay within the pagus Bellovacensis.  The county of Dammartin developed in the pagus Meldensis.  The county of Mantes emerged west of Paris, and the counties of Dreux and Rochefort to the south-west.  South-east of Paris lay the county of Corbeil, which passed by marriage to a younger branch of the family of the dukes of Normandy.  The county of Soissons to the north-east of Paris was the successor of the pagus Suessonicus

 

The various vicomtés and seigneuries have been grouped geographically with the corresponding counties in the present document.  It is recognised that this represents an over-simplification of the political reality, as the nobles held their different fiefs from numerous religious and lay suzerains, including in particular in the Parisian region the abbot of Saint-Denis, the bishop of Paris, and the king himself. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de BEAUMONT[-sur-OISE]

 

 

A.      COMTES de BEAUMONT

 

 

The county of Beaumont-sur-Oise lay to the north of Paris, south of the county of Beauvais, east of the Vexin and west of the county of Valois, although its precise geographical boundaries are uncertain.  Lépinois suggests that the county corresponded to the pagus Camliacensis [le Chambliois] and le pays de Thelle, which together became the ecclesiastical doyenné of Beaumont[6].  The first mention of a count of Beaumont-sur-Oise is dated to 1022, although it is not known when the county was formed.  Douet-d’Arcq suggests that it represented a partition of the county of Beauvais, which was granted by Eudes II Comte de Blois to Roger Bishop of Beauvais in exchange for the county of Sancerre in [1013] not long before the appearance of the first comte de Beaumont in the primary sources[7].  Earlier charters dated between 627 and 861 name the pagus Camliacensis, and its main town Chambly, located in the southern part of the future county of Beaumont.  Among these charters, “Theudaldus comes” donated property “sitas in pago Camliacense” to the abbey of Saint-Denis by charter dated 799[8]

 

Thibaut d'Ully Seigneur de Méru, a descendant of Hugues [I] Vicomte de Beaumont (see below), sold the county of Beaumont-sur-Oise to Philippe II King of France in 1223[9].  Philippe III “le Hardi” King of France granted the county to his son Louis by charter dated 1285[10].   

 

 

1.         IVES [I] (-12 Apr 1059).  Comte de Beaumont.  “Comes Ivo de Bello monte, Ebo miles, Guarinus miles Parisius, Almaricus miles de Monteforte” witnessed the charter dated 1022 under which Robert II King of France confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Coulombs[11].  “Ivo...Belmontensis castri comes” donated property to la Trinité de Fécamp by charter dated to after 1027, subscribed by “Ivonis comitis, [J]osfredi filii eius, Ivonis clerici eius filii sui fratris, Alberici eius filii[12].  “…Ivonis comitis…” witnessed the charter dated 1028 under which Robert II King of France confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Mesmin de Micy[13].  He founded Saint-Léonor de Beaumont 12 Oct 1029[14].  "Comes Ivo cum filio meo simili nomine…clerico et canonico…cum mea propria conjuge Emma et ceteris omnibus meis liberis" donated "castrum Confluentie" to Saint-Wandrigisel by charter dated 1039, signed by "Ivo…comes…Ivo clericus…comes Goffredus, Albericus, Gelduini vicecomitis…Odonis filii supradicti comitis, Gosberti fratris eiusdem Odonis"[15].  “…Yvonis Comitis Bellomontis…” witnessed the charter dated 20 May 1043 under which Henri I King of France confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés[16].  “…Walterius comes Pontisariensis, Willelmus comes Corboilensis, Ivo comes Bellomontensis, Walerannus comes Melledensis” are named among those present at the opening of the reliquary of Saint-Denis, dated 9 Jun 1053[17].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “II Id Apr” of “Ivo comes fundator ecclesie S. Leonorii[18]m EMMA, daughter of --- (-21 Jul ----).  "Comes Ivo cum filio meo simili nomine…clerico et canonico…cum mea propria conjuge Emma et ceteris omnibus meis liberis" donated "castrum Confluentie" to Saint-Wandrigisel by charter dated 1039, signed by "Ivo…comes…Ivo clericus…comes Goffredus, Albericus, Gelduini vicecomitis…Odonis filii supradicti comitis, Gosberti fratris eiusdem Odonis"[19].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “XII Kal Aug” of “Emma comitissa[20].  Ives [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Beaumont (-10 Jan [1068/1070]).  “Ivo...Belmontensis castri comes” donated property to la Trinité de Fécamp by charter dated to after 1027, subscribed by “Ivonis comitis, [J]osfredi filii eius, Ivonis clerici eius filii sui fratris, Alberici eius filii[21].  “…Gaufridi comitis Bellimontis…” witnessed the charter dated 27 May 1067 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the donation of the village of la Chapellaude en Bourbonnais to the abbey of Saint-Denis[22].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, but the fact that he is given the comital title in this document indicates that he must have been the oldest son and successor of Comte Ives [I].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “IV Id Jan” of “Gaufredus comes[23]

b)         IVES [II] de Beaumont (-[22 May] [1083/91])Ivo...Belmontensis castri comes” donated property to la Trinité de Fécamp by charter dated to after 1027, subscribed by “Ivonis comitis, [J]osfredi filii eius, Ivonis clerici eius filii sui fratris, Alberici eius filii[24]"Comes Ivo cum filio meo simili nomine…clerico et canonico…cum mea propria conjuge Emma et ceteris omnibus meis liberis" donated "castrum Confluentie" to Saint-Wandrigisel by charter dated 1039, signed by "Ivo…comes…Ivo clericus…comes Goffredus, Albericus, Gelduini vicecomitis…Odonis filii supradicti comitis, Gosberti fratris eiusdem Odonis"[25].  Ives must have resigned his ecclesiastical appointments soon after the date of this charter, as the following sources do not mention his church positions and because the birth of his daughter can be estimated to [before 1045] (see below).  "…Ivonis filii Ivonis comitis de Bello Monte…" witnessed a charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property to Marmoutier[26].  "…Yvonis filii Yvonis comitis…" subscribed the charter dated to [1049/60] which records the agreement between the abbey of Monmajour and Chartres Notre-Dame[27]Comte de Beaumont-sur-Oise.  The identity of Ives [II] Comte de Beaumont as the son of Comte Ives [I] is confirmed by the undated charter under which “comes Matheus...laudantibus conjuge mea Aeles et liberis meis” [Mathieu [II] Comte de Beaumont] confirmed the exemption from navigation duties to the monks of Saint-Wandrille de Fontenelle granted by “Ivo comes cum filio suo simile nomine scilicet clerico et canonico, cui jure hereditario post discessus sui cursum castrum Confluencie tribuendo concessit, cum sua propria conjuge Emma...[28].  "…Ivonis comitis Belli Montis…" subscribed the charter dated 1071 under which "Buccardus…Corbolensium comes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Spire de Corbeil[29].  He founded Conflans Sainte-Honorine in 1080: “Ivo comes de Bellomonte et Adelhidis uxor eius” donated “ecclesia Sanctæ Honorinæ de Confluencio” to the monastery of Bec by charter dated 1080[30].  The Chronicon Beccensis Abbatiæ records that "Yvo de Bellomonte comes uper Isarum et Adelidis uxor eius" donated "ecclesia B. Honorinæ de Confluentium” to Bec in 1082[31].  "Mainerium, fratrem Symonis de Monte Forti" donated property, with the consent of "Simone fratre eius comiteque Belli Montis Ivonis", by charter dated to before 1091, which also names "domnus Simon, filio suo Amalrico"[32].  The necrology of Beaumont Saint-Léonor records the death “XI Kal Jun” of “Iuo comes qui adstruxit ecclesiam Sancti Leonorii[33]m firstly JUDITH, daughter of ---.  She is named as wife of Ives and mother of Adelise by Orderic Vitalis[34]m secondly ADELAIS, daughter of --- (-8 Apr 1099).  “Ivo comes de Bellomonte et Adelhidis uxor eius” donated “ecclesia Sanctæ Honorinæ de Confluencio” to the monastery of Bec by charter dated 1080[35].  The Chronicon Beccensis Abbatiæ records that "Yvo de Bellomonte comes uper Isarum et Adelidis uxor eius" donated "ecclesia B. Honorinæ de Confluentium” to Bec in 1082[36].  [Depoin says that Adelais “devait appartenir à la maison de Gournay”, citing the necrology of Beaumont-Saint-Léonor which records the death of Hugues de Gournay (“X Kal Nov...Hugo de Gornayo[37]) and suggesting that Hugues, younger brother of Mathieu [I] Comte de Beaumont, was named after him[38].  However, there is no indication to which Hugues de Gournay this necrology entry relates, nor of the time when he lived.  The idea is interesting, but the data on which the hypothesis rests is too imprecise to suggest that it is probable.]  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “VI Id Apr” of “Adeledis comitissa Bellimontis[39].  The year of her death is ascertained as follows.  Depoin records that “la plus ancienne vie de saint Gautier, premier abbé de Saint-Martin de Pontoise” (he provides no precise citation reference for this source) records his death “le vendredi saint, et le même jour fut le dernier de la comtesse[40].  The necrology of Pontoise Saint-Martin records the death “VI Id Apr” of “apud castrum Pontisariense...Sancti Galteri abbatis[41], which coincides with the date of death of Adelais reported in the Necrologium Bellimontense.  According to the calculations of Cheney, the only years in the mid- to late 11th and early 12th centuries when Goof Friday fell on 8 April were 1037, 1099 and 1110[42].  Of these, the second appears to be the only year which is possible from a chronological point of view.  Ives [II] & his first wife had one child: 

i)          ADELISE de Beaumont ([before 1045]-Rouen 11 Jul 1091, bur Saint-Evroul).  Orderic Vitalis records that “Hugo de Grentemaisnilio” married “Adelidem filiam Ivonis comitis de Bellomonte[43].  Her birth date is estimated based on the estimated birth date of her oldest known son.  She owned Peatling Magna, in the possession of Leofric in 1086 in Domesday Book[44].  Orderic Vitalis records the death “Rotomagi V Id Jul” of “Adeliza...Ivonis de Bellomonte comitis, de Judæa genetrice, filia”, wife of Hugues de Grantmesnil, seven years before her husband died and her burial at Ouche, adding that she and her husband has six sons and six daughters[45]m ([before 1060][46]) HUGUES de Grantmesnil, son of ROBERT de Grantmesnil & his wife Hawise --- (-in England 22 Feb 1098, bur Saint-Evroul). 

Ives [II] & his second wife had [one] child: 

ii)         [ADELA de Beaumont .  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Adellia…Yvonis filia comitis Bellimontis atque Adeliæ Comitissæ" as wife of “Willelmus…domini Philippi Franciæ Regis Camerarius” and mother of “Hugonem, Willelmum et Mahaudam[47].  However, as further discussed in the document AQUITAINE DUKES, this source is spurious and is reliable.  Until another source emerges which corroborates Adela’s origin and marriage, the information should be treated with caution.  m GUILLAUME du Puy-du-Fou, son of RENAUD du Puy-du-Fou & his wife Helvise .  It should be noted that, according to Europäische Stammtafeln[48], the parents of Guillaume were Galéran "Blanchard" de Senlis & his second wife Héloise de Pithiviers.] 

iii)        MATHIEU [I] de Beaumont ([1070/73]-1 Jan 1155).  According to Père Anselme, Mathieu [I] Comte de Beaumont was the son of Ives [II] Comte de Beaumont and his second wife Adela[49].  Douet d’Arcq repeats the information, citing no other source[50].  No primary source has been identified which confirms that the affiliation is correct.  However, the mention of Comte Mathieu [I] for the first time in [1090/91] suggests that it might be, assuming that he and his full siblings were born much later than their older half-sister.  Comte de Beaumont.  Orderic Vitalis records that "Matthæus comes de Bellomonte et Guillelmus de Guarenna" fought against Robert de Montgommery “de Bellême” who had attacked neighbouring lands, dated to [1090/91][51]

-         see below

iv)       HUGUES de Beaumont (-15 Jul ----).  The necrology of the priory of Beaumont-sur-Oise records the death "Id Jul" of "Hugo frater Methei comitis, Agnes soror eius"[52]m AGNES de Croisilles, daughter of ALARD Sire de Croisilles & his wife Havide ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

v)        AGNES de Beaumont (-before 1105).  The necrology of the priory of Beaumont-sur-Oise records the death "Id Jul" of "Hugo frater Methei comitis, Agnes soror eius"[53]same person as…?  AGNES (-before 1105).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Duchesne cites no primary source which confirms the parentage of Bouchard [III]’s first wife but he highlights that Ivo [III] Comte de Beaumont-sur-Oise founded the priory of Sainte-Honorine at Conflans, near Pontoise and that this property was later held by Bouchard [III] Seigneur de Montmorency[54]m as his first wife, BOUCHARD [III] Seigneur de Montmorency, son of HERVE Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Agnes --- (-Jerusalem [2 Jan], after 1124).

c)         AUBRY de Beaumont .  “Ivo...Belmontensis castri comes” donated property to la Trinité de Fécamp by charter dated to after 1027, subscribed by “Ivonis comitis, [J]osfredi filii eius, Ivonis clerici eius filii sui fratris, Alberici eius filii[55]same person as...?  AUBRY (-before 1095).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[56], Aubry Seigneur de Coucy was the son of Ivo [II] Comte de Beaumont.  The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified, and no indication has been found that it is correct.  The names Aubry and Foulques (son of Aubry) are not otherwise present in the family of the Comtes de Beaumont-sur-Oise and no indication has been found that Aubry held any property or position in that county.  Until further information comes to light, it is suggested that this supposed connection should be treated with caution.  Seigneur de Coucy 1058/77. 

-        COUCY – CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY

d)         EUDES [Odo] de Beaumont (-1088 or after).  "Comes Ivo cum filio meo simili nomine…clerico et canonico…cum mea propria conjuge Emma et ceteris omnibus meis liberis" donated "castrum Confluentie" to Saint-Wandrigisel by charter dated 1039, signed by "Ivo…comes…Ivo clericus…comes Goffredus, Albericus, Gelduini vicecomitis…Odonis filii supradicti comitis, Gosberti fratris eiusdem Odonis"[57].  Camerarius 1059.  Vicomte de Chaumont-en-Vexin 1068/88. 

-        VICOMTES de CHAUMONT

e)         GOSBERT de Beaumont (-after 1039).  "Comes Ivo cum filio meo simili nomine…clerico et canonico…cum mea propria conjuge Emma et ceteris omnibus meis liberis" donated "castrum Confluentie" to Saint-Wandrigisel by charter dated 1039, signed by "Ivo…comes…Ivo clericus…comes Goffredus, Albericus, Gelduini vicecomitis…Odonis filii supradicti comitis, Gosberti fratris eiusdem Odonis"[58]

 

 

MATHIEU [I] de Beaumont, son of IVES [II] Comte de Beaumont & his second wife Adelais --- ([1070/73]-1 Jan 1155).  According to Père Anselme, Mathieu [I] Comte de Beaumont was the son of Ives [II] Comte de Beaumont and his second wife Adela[59].  Douet d’Arcq repeats the information, citing no other source[60].  No primary source has been identified which confirms that the affiliation is correct.  However, the mention of Comte Mathieu [I] for the first time in [1090/91] suggests that it might be, assuming that he and his full siblings were born much later than their older half-sister.  His birth date is estimated based on this mention, but also bearing in mind the date of his death which suggests that it is unlikely that he was born much before [1070].  Comte de Beaumont.  Orderic Vitalis records that "Matthæus comes de Bellomonte et Guillelmus de Guarenna" fought against Robert de Montgommery “de Bellême” who had attacked neighbouring lands, dated to [1090/91][61].  “...Matthæi comitis de Bello-monte...” subscribed the charter dated 1096 under which Etienne Comte d’Aumâle donated property to Beauvais Saint-Lucien[62].  Suger's Vita Ludovici names "strenuum et nobilem comitem Matthæum Bellimontensem" among those captured by William II King of England, dated to [1097][63].  “Matheus comes et uxor mea Beatrilidis cum filiis meis Ivone et Matheo” granted freedoms to the men of Bernes at the request of the canons of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois de Paris, by charter dated 1110[64].  Suger's Vita Ludovici records the campaign by "Bellimontensis comes Matthæus" and "Drogonem Monciacensem" against "Hugonem Claromontensem", stating that Matthieu married the latter's daughter[65].  Orderic Vitalis records that "Burchardus de Monte Morencii, aliique prudentes" advised Louis VI King of France not to invade Normandy, dated to 1119, that "Mathæus comes de Bellomonte et Guido de Claromonte...ac Burchardus de Monte Morentii" led the invasion and fought at Brémule[66].  "Mattheus comes, filius eius Matheus..." subscribed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent and the inhabitants of the town regarding duties on wine[67].  "Mattheus comes Belli montis" exempted Saint-Leu d’Esserent from duties, with the consent of "Matheo comite patre meo et Hugone fratre meo et Mathilde comitissa uxore mea", by charter dated 1154[68].  This charter shows that Mathieu [I] resigned the countship in favour of his son before his death, presumably due to his old age.  The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "IV Non Jan" of "Mathei comitis Bellomontis"[69].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "Kal Jan" of "Matheus comes Bellimontis"[70]

m (before 1101) BEATRIX de Clermont, daughter of HUGUES de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis & his wife Marguerite de Roucy (-after 1110).  Suger's Vita Ludovici records that "Bellimontensis comes Matthæus" married the daughter of "Hugonem Claromontensem"[71].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to a sister of "comes Rainaldus" as wife of "Matheus comes de Bello-monte, de qua genuit alterum Matheum comitem et fratrem eius et filias"[72].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, one of the sisters of "comitem Rainaldum" as "comites Bellimonti"[73].  “Matheus comes et uxor mea Beatrilidis cum filiis meis Ivone et Matheo” granted freedoms to the men of Bernes at the request of the canons of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois de Paris, by charter dated 1110[74].  Dame de ½ Luzarches. 

Mathieu [I] & his wife had [four or more] children:

1.         IVES de Beaumont .  “Matheus comes et uxor mea Beatrilidis cum filiis meis Ivone et Matheo” granted freedoms to the men of Bernes at the request of the canons of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois de Paris, by charter dated 1110[75]

2.         MATHIEU [II] de Beaumont (-1 Jul 1174 or after).  “Matheus comes et uxor mea Beatrilidis cum filiis meis Ivone et Matheo” granted freedoms to the men of Bernes at the request of the canons of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois de Paris, by charter dated 1110[76]Comte de Beaumont

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3.         HUGUES [I] de Beaumont (-1 May 1180 or after).  The priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, Paris donated property to the church of Saint-Léonor de Beaumont by charter dated 6 Jul 1151 which names “Matheus comes, filius Yvonis comitis” and is witnessed by “Matheus comes, Hugo frater eius[77].  "Mattheus comes Belli montis" exempted Saint-Leu d’Esserent from duties, with the consent of "Matheo comite patre meo et Hugone fratre meo et Mathilde comitissa uxore mea", by charter dated 1154[78].  Seigneur de Persan.  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “Kal Mai” of “Hugo vicecomes frater comitis Bellimontis[79]m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Hugues [I] & his first wife had six children: 

a)         HUGUES [II] de Beaumont (-after 1203).  “Hugo vicecomes de Bellomonte” confirmed the donation to Lannoy made by “Johannes de Atrio...” by charter dated to [1200][80].  “Hugo de Bellomonte” confirmed the donation of “medietatem vinee sue de Noytel...et apud Nuylly...terre arabilis” to Boran Sainte-Madeleine made by “Willelmus de Bellomonte frater meus, assensu Ivonis fratris nostri” and donated his own share of the land at the request of “uxoris mee Ade, Beatricis et Margarite filiarum mearum, Heudeborgi sorori mee” by charter dated 1203[81]m ADA de Parsent, daughter of --- (-after Mar 1224).  “Hugo de Bellomonte” confirmed the donation of “medietatem vinee sue de Noytel...et apud Nuylly...terre arabilis” to Boran Sainte-Madeleine made by “Willelmus de Bellomonte frater meus, assensu Ivonis fratris nostri” and donated his own share of the land at the request of “uxoris mee Ade, Beatricis et Margarite filiarum mearum, Heudeborgi sorori mee” by charter dated 1203[82]Guillelmus de Thorota et Galcherus frater meus milites” donated property to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxores nostre Beatrix et Margareta et domina Ada de Parcent mater predictarum uxorum nostrarum”, by charter dated 1223[83].  “Domina Ada de Parcenc relicta domini Hugonis de Bellomonte et domina Ermelina de Ernencort relicta domini Willelmi fratris predicti Hugonis” donated property “in territorio de Nulliaco” to Saint-Denis by charter dated Mar 1223 (O.S.)[84]Hugues [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          BEATRIX de Beaumont .  “Hugo de Bellomonte” confirmed the donation of “medietatem vinee sue de Noytel...et apud Nuylly...terre arabilis” to Boran Sainte-Madeleine made by “Willelmus de Bellomonte frater meus, assensu Ivonis fratris nostri” and donated his own share of the land at the request of “uxoris mee Ade, Beatricis et Margarite filiarum mearum, Heudeborgi sorori mee” by charter dated 1203[85].  "Willelmus filius domini Johannis castellani Noviomi et Thorote" donated property “apud Deviscourt” to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Guidonis primogeniti fratris ceterorumque fratrum et sororum mearum...Beatrix uxor mea”, by charter dated 1218[86]Guillelmus de Thorota et Galcherus frater meus milites” donated property to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxores nostre Beatrix et Margareta et domina Ada de Parcent mater predictarum uxorum nostrarum”, by charter dated 1223[87]m GUILLAUME de Thourotte, son of JEAN [II] de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon & his wife Odette de Dampierre-sur-Aube (-after Dec 1224). 

ii)         MARGUERITE de Beaumont .  “Hugo de Bellomonte” confirmed the donation of “medietatem vinee sue de Noytel...et apud Nuylly...terre arabilis” to Boran Sainte-Madeleine made by “Willelmus de Bellomonte frater meus, assensu Ivonis fratris nostri” and donated his own share of the land at the request of “uxoris mee Ade, Beatricis et Margarite filiarum mearum, Heudeborgi sorori mee” by charter dated 1203[88]Guillelmus de Thorota et Galcherus frater meus milites” donated property to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxores nostre Beatrix et Margareta et domina Ada de Parcent mater predictarum uxorum nostrarum”, by charter dated 1223[89].  “Margareta de Persenco filia Hugonis vicecomitis Bellemontis” donated property, with the consent of “domini Galcheri de Torota mariti mei et domine Beatricis sororis mee et domini Guillelmi de Torota mariti sui”, by charter dated 1224[90]m GAUCHER de Thourotte, son of JEAN [II] de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon & his wife Odette de Dampierre-sur-Aube (-after Jun 1256). 

b)         IVES de Beaumont .  “Hugo de Bellomonte” confirmed the donation of “medietatem vinee sue de Noytel...et apud Nuylly...terre arabilis” to Boran Sainte-Madeleine made by “Willelmus de Bellomonte frater meus, assensu Ivonis fratris nostri” and donated his own share of the land at the request of “uxoris mee Ade, Beatricis et Margarite filiarum mearum, Heudeborgi sorori mee” by charter dated 1203[91]Les héritiers de Jean de Beaumont: 1. Gui, Hugues, Raoul et Adam d’Andelli; 2. Jean et Thibaud de la Boissière; 3. Thibaud d’Ulli” relinquished their rights in his succession in favour of the king by charter dated [15 Mar/22 Apr] 1223[92].  A judgment of the king’s court dated [1/22] Apr 1223 decided that “Thibaud d’Ulli, fils d’Ive de Beaumont cousin germain dudit Jean” succeeded to the entire estate of Jean Comte de Beaumont, to the exclusion of “les fils de Beatrix et de Marie cousines-germaines du comte Jean et sœurs d’Ive de Beaumont; les enfants de Béatrix étaient Gui d’Andelli, Hugue, Raoul, Adam; ceux de Marie étaient Jean de la Boissière et Thibaud[93]

-        SIRES de LUSARCHES[94]

c)         GUILLAUME de Beaumont (-before 1224).  “Hugo de Bellomonte” confirmed the donation of “medietatem vinee sue de Noytel...et apud Nuylly...terre arabilis” to Boran Sainte-Madeleine made by “Willelmus de Bellomonte frater meus, assensu Ivonis fratris nostri” and donated his own share of the land at the request of “uxoris mee Ade, Beatricis et Margarite filiarum mearum, Heudeborgi sorori mee” by charter dated 1203[95]m EMELINE de Ernencourt, daughter of --- (-after Mar 1224).  Domina Ada de Parcenc relicta domini Hugonis de Bellomonte et domina Ermelina de Ernencort relicta domini Willelmi fratris predicti Hugonis” donated property “in territorio de Nulliaco” to Saint-Denis by charter dated Mar 1223 (O.S.)[96]

d)         HEUDEBORGE de Beaumont (-after 1203).  “Hugo de Bellomonte” confirmed the donation of “medietatem vinee sue de Noytel...et apud Nuylly...terre arabilis” to Boran Sainte-Madeleine made by “Willelmus de Bellomonte frater meus, assensu Ivonis fratris nostri” and donated his own share of the land at the request of “uxoris mee Ade, Beatricis et Margarite filiarum mearum, Heudeborgi sorori mee” by charter dated 1203[97]

e)         BEATRIX de Beaumont (-before 1223).  Les héritiers de Jean de Beaumont: 1. Gui, Hugues, Raoul et Adam d’Andelli; 2. Jean et Thibaud de la Boissière; 3. Thibaud d’Ulli” relinquished their rights in his succession in favour of the king by charter dated [15 Mar/22 Apr] 1223[98].  A judgment of the king’s court dated [1/22] Apr 1223 decided that “Thibaud d’Ulli, fils d’Ive de Beaumont cousin germain dudit Jean” succeeded to the entire estate of Jean Comte de Beaumont, to the exclusion of “les fils de Beatrix et de Marie cousines-germaines du comte Jean et sœurs d’Ive de Beaumont; les enfants de Béatrix étaient Gui d’Andelli, Hugue, Raoul, Adam; ceux de Marie étaient Jean de la Boissière et Thibaud[99]m --- d’Andelly, son of ---. 

f)          MARIE de Beaumont (-before 1223).  “Les héritiers de Jean de Beaumont: 1. Gui, Hugues, Raoul et Adam d’Andelli; 2. Jean et Thibaud de la Boissière; 3. Thibaud d’Ulli” relinquished their rights in his succession in favour of the king by charter dated [15 Mar/22 Apr] 1223[100].  A judgment of the king’s court dated [1/22] Apr 1223 decided that “Thibaud d’Ulli, fils d’Ive de Beaumont cousin germain dudit Jean” succeeded to the entire estate of Jean Comte de Beaumont, to the exclusion of “les fils de Beatrix et de Marie cousines-germaines du comte Jean et sœurs d’Ive de Beaumont; les enfants de Béatrix étaient Gui d’Andelli, Hugue, Raoul, Adam; ceux de Marie étaient Jean de la Boissière et Thibaud[101]m --- de la Boissière, son of ---. 

4.         daughter[s] .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to a sister of "comes Rainaldus" as wife of "Matheus comes de Bello-monte, de qua genuit alterum Matheum comitem et fratrem eius et filias"[102]

 

 

MATHIEU [II] de Beaumont, son of MATHIEU [I] Comte de Beaumont & his wife Beatrix de Clermont (-1 Jul 1174 or after).  “Matheus comes et uxor mea Beatrilidis cum filiis meis Ivone et Matheo” granted freedoms to the men of Bernes at the request of the canons of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois de Paris, by charter dated 1110[103].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to a sister of "comes Rainaldus" as wife of "Matheus comes de Bello-monte, de qua genuit alterum Matheum comitem et fratrem eius et filias"[104].  "Mattheus comes, filius eius Matheus..." subscribed the charter dated 1136 which records an agreement between the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent and the inhabitants of the town regarding duties on wine[105]Comte de Beaumont.  "Mattheus comes Belli montis" exempted Saint-Leu d’Esserent from duties, with the consent of "Matheo comite patre meo et Hugone fratre meo et Mathilde comitissa uxore mea", by charter dated 1154[106].  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” granted exemption from passage duties through his county to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Aelidi comitissa uxore mea filiis quoque meis Matheo et Philippo”, by charter dated 1166[107].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “Kal Jul” of “Matheus II comes[108].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "Kal Jul" of "Matheus comes Bellimontis"[109].  The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "Kal Jul" of "Matheus comes Bellomontis"[110]

m firstly (before 1150) MATHILDE de Châteaudun, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife Heloise Dame de Mondoubleau (-[26/27] Jun [1154/56]).  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated property to the Templars by charter dated 1152, with the consent of “Mathildi comitissa uxore Mathei comitis, cum liberis suis[111].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Mattheus comes Belli montis" exempted Saint-Leu d’Esserent from duties, with the consent of "Matheo comite patre meo et Hugone fratre meo et Mathilde comitissa uxore mea", by charter dated 1154[112].  "Matheus comes Bellimontis" noted the death "VI Kal Jul" of "Matildis comitissa uxor mea" and donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun for her soul by charter dated 1159[113].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “V Kal Jul” of “Martildis comitissa[114].  Mathilde’s death must be dated several years before 1159 as a charter dated 1160 names her husband’s second wife as well as their two sons.  "Matheus comes Bellimontis" donated property to the chapelain de la Madeleine in the church of Saint-Léonor for the soul of "patris mei Mathei et Matildis matris mee" by charter dated 1 Jan/9 Apr 1189 or 1 Jan/25 Mar 1190[115].  "Matheus comes Bellimontes" confirmed the donation by "Philippus frater meus" to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise in memory of "Mathei patris mei et Mathildis matris mee fratrumque nostrorum Mathei et Johannis sororumque nostrarum quarum ultraque dicta fuit Aalildis" by charter dated 1195[116]

m secondly ([1154/57]) as her first husband, ALIX Dame de Luzarches, daughter of --- (-8 Jan ----).  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated property to the monks of Saint-Léonor, with the consent of “Mathei filii sui primogeniti, ceterorumque filiorum eius, Philippi, Mathei atque Johannis” and the support of “Aelide comitissa”, by charter dated 1160[117].  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” granted exemption from passage duties through his county to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Aelidi comitissa uxore mea filiis quoque meis Matheo et Philippo”, by charter dated 1166[118].  "Adeleidis comitissa quondam de Bellomonte nunc autem de Gornaio domina" donated property to the church of St Marie de Gournay by charter dated [1186/87], witnessed by "Matheus et Johannes filii predicte comitisse"[119].  She married secondly Amaury de Meulan Seigneur de Gournay.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “VI Id Jan” of “Aales mater Johannis comitis Bellimontis[120]

Mathieu [II] & his first wife had four children:

1.         HUGUES de Beaumont (-15 Jul [1154/60]).  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “Id Jul” of “Hugo frater M comitis, Agnes soror eius[121].  1154. 

2.         AGNES de Beaumont .  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “Id Jul” of “Hugo frater M comitis, Agnes soror eius[122]

3.         MATHIEU [III] de Beaumont (-21 or 24 Nov 1208, bur Priory of Lay).  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated property to the monks of Saint-Léonor, with the consent of “Mathei filii sui primogeniti, ceterorumque filiorum eius, Philippi, Mathei atque Johannis” and the support of “Aelide comitissa”, by charter dated 1160[123].  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” granted exemption from passage duties through his county to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Aelidi comitissa uxore mea filiis quoque meis Matheo et Philippo”, by charter dated 1166[124].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Beaumont.  "Matheus comes Bellimontis et dominus Valesie" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Elienoris comitisse uxoris sue filie Radulphi comitis Perone" for the souls of "Aelidis sororis mee et…fratrum suorum Philepi, Mathei, Johannis" by charter dated 1176[125].  "Matheus comes Bellimontibus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Helienor comitissa uxor mea et Philippo fratre meo" by charter dated 1177[126].  Chambrier de France 1180/1208[127].  "Matheus comes Bellimontes" exchanged property with the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "uxoris mee Elienor filie comitis Suessionensis" by charter dated 1199[128].  The Chronicon Beccensis Abbatiæ records that "Mathæus comes Belli montis supra Isaram et Alienor uxor eius" founded “ecclesiam sanctæ Marie de Layo” in 1199[129].  "Matheus comes Bellimontis" donated property to Saint-Léonor with the consent of "uxore mea Eliennor et Johanne fratre meo" by charter dated 1 Jan/18 Apr 1199 or 1 Jan/9 Apr 1200[130].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “VIII Kal Dec” of “Matheus comes tertius Bellimontis[131]m firstly (1175, divorced 1192) as her fourth husband, ELEONORE de Vermandois, widow firstly of GODEFROI de Hainaut Graaf van Oostrevant, secondly of GUILLAUME [V] Comte de Nevers et d'Auxerre, and thirdly of MATHIEU de Flandre Comte de Boulogne, daughter of RAOUL I “le Vaillant” Comte de Vermandois et de Valois & his second wife Aélis [Petronille] d'Aquitaine ([1148/49]-[19/21] Jun 1213, bur Abbaye de Longpont).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Aenoram Radulphi comitis Viromandie filiam" as wife of "Godefridum [filium Alidis comitissa Hanonensis…cum viro Balduino comite]", and in a later passage refers to her subsequent marriages to "Willelmo comiti Nivernensi…[et] Matheo comiti Boloniensi…[et] comiti Bellimontis in Francia Matheo"[132].  "Matheus comes Bellimontis et dominus Valesie" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Elienoris comitisse uxoris sue filie Radulphi comitis Perone" for the souls of "Aelidis sororis mee et…fratrum suorum Philepi, Mathei, Johannis" by charter dated 1176[133].  "Matheus comes Bellimontibus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Helienor comitissa uxor mea et Philippo fratre meo" by charter dated 1177[134].  She claimed the succession to Vermandois on the death of her sister in 1183, and succeeded in 1186 as Ctss de Valois.  She succeeded as ELEONORE Ctss de Vermandois in 1192.  m secondly (before 1199) as her first husband, ELEONORE de Soissons, daughter of RAOUL I Comte de Soissons & his first wife Alix de Dreux [Capet] (-[May 1229/1234]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "uxorem comitis Iohannis Bellimontis…et uxorem Stephani de Sancerra" as the daughters of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her fourth husband[135], although this appears to refer to the same person.  "Matheus comes Bellimontes" exchanged property with the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "uxoris mee Elienor filie comitis Suessionensis" by charter dated 1199[136].  The Chronicon Beccensis Abbatiæ records that "Mathæus comes Belli montis supra Isaram et Alienor uxor eius" founded “ecclesiam sanctæ Marie de Layo” in 1199[137].  "Matheus comes Bellimontis" donated property to Saint-Léonor with the consent of "uxore mea Eliennor et Johanne fratre meo" by charter dated 1 Jan/18 Apr 1199 or 1 Jan/9 Apr 1200[138].  She married secondly ([1209/14]) as his first wife, Etienne [II] de Sancerre Seigneur de Saint-Brisson.  “Stephanus de Sacro-Cesare et Alienor uxor mea quondam comitissa Bellimontis” donated property to the prieuré du Lay by charter dated 1216[139].  "Stephanus de Sacrocesaris et Elianor uxor mea, Bellimontis quondam comitissa" donated property "in territorio Joiaci" to Val-Notre-Dame by charter dated Oct 1220[140]

4.         PHILIPPE de Beaumont (-2 Apr [1193]).  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated property to the monks of Saint-Léonor, with the consent of “Mathei filii sui primogeniti, ceterorumque filiorum eius, Philippi, Mathei atque Johannis” and the support of “Aelide comitissa”, by charter dated 1160[141].  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” granted exemption from passage duties through his county to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Aelidi comitissa uxore mea filiis quoque meis Matheo et Philippo”, by charter dated 1166[142].  "Matheus comes Bellimontis et dominus Valesie" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Elienoris comitisse uxoris sue filie Radulphi comitis Perone" for the souls of "Aelidis sororis mee et…fratrum suorum Philepi, Mathei, Johannis" by charter dated 1176[143].  "Matheus comes Bellimontibus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Helienor comitissa uxor mea et Philippo fratre meo" by charter dated 1177[144].  "Matheus comes Bellimontis, Helienor cometissa uxore mea et Philippo fratre meo" granted privileges to the monks of Saint-Léonor by charter dated 1 Jan or 1 Apr 1179 or 1180[145].  "Philippus de Bellomonte" donated property to the priory of St Leonor with the consent of "Mathei comitis Bellimonte fratris mei et Johannis fratris mei" by charter dated 8 Nov 1190 or 1 Jan/14 Apr 1191[146].  "Matheus comes Bellimontis" confirmed the bequest of "Philippus frater meus" to Saint-Léonor by charter dated 1193 after 2 Apr[147].  "Matheus comes Bellimontes" confirmed the donation by "Philippus frater meus" to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise in memory of "Mathei patris mei et Mathildis matris mee fratrumque nostrorum Mathei et Johannis sororumque nostrarum quarum ultraque dicta fuit Aalildis" by charter dated 1195[148].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “IV Non Apr” of “Philippus frater comitis Bellimontis[149]

Mathieu [II] & his second wife had three children: 

5.         MATHIEU de Beaumont (-8 Nov [1190]).  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated property to the monks of Saint-Léonor, with the consent of “Mathei filii sui primogeniti, ceterorumque filiorum eius, Philippi, Mathei atque Johannis” and the support of “Aelide comitissa”, by charter dated 1160[150].  Seigneur de Lusarches 1170.  "Matheus comes Bellimontis et dominus Valesie" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Elienoris comitisse uxoris sue filie Radulphi comitis Perone" for the souls of "Aelidis sororis mee et…fratrum suorum Philepi, Mathei, Johannis" by charter dated 1176[151].  "Adeleidis comitissa quondam de Bellomonte nunc autem de Gornaio domina" donated property to the church of St Marie de Gournay by charter dated [1186/87], witnessed by "Matheus et Johannes filii predicte comitisse"[152].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “VI Id Nov” of “Matheus de Lusarchis, frater comitis Bellimontis[153].  The fact that he was born from his father’s second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 8 Nov 1190 under which "Aales comitissa de Lusarchies" donated property to the priory of St Leonor for the anniversary of "Matheus filius meus defunctus" with the consent of "Matheo comite Bellimontis et Johanne fratribus suis"[154]

6.         ALIX de Beaumont (-4 Dec before 1186).  "Matheus comes Bellimontis et dominus Valesie" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Elienoris comitisse uxoris sue filie Radulphi comitis Perone" for the souls of "Aelidis sororis mee et…fratrum suorum Philepi, Mathei, Johannis" by charter dated 1176[155].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1 Jan/13 Apr 1186 or 1 Jan/29 Mar 1187 under which "Adam de Insula dominus" donated property with the consent of "filiis meis Anselmo, Theobaldo, Adam" to the priory of Saint-Léonor "pro anima Aelidis sororis Mathei comitis Bellimontis…Anselmo predicto filio meo conjuncta", witnessed by "Mathei comitis Bellimontis et Valesie domini"[156].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “II Non Dec” of “Aalis de Insula, soror comitis Bellimontis[157].  "Matheus comes Bellimontes" confirmed the donation by "Philippus frater meus" to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise in memory of "Mathei patris mei et Mathildis matris mee fratrumque nostrorum Mathei et Johannis sororumque nostrarum quarum ultraque dicta fuit Aalildis" by charter dated 1195[158]m as his first wife, ANSEAU [II] de l'Isle-Adam, son of ADAM [IV] de l'Isle & his wife --- (-Jan 1220). 

7.         JEAN de Beaumont (-15 Jun 1222).  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated property to the monks of Saint-Léonor, with the consent of “Mathei filii sui primogeniti, ceterorumque filiorum eius, Philippi, Mathei atque Johannis” and the support of “Aelide comitissa”, by charter dated 1160[159].  "Matheus comes Bellimontis et dominus Valesie" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Elienoris comitisse uxoris sue filie Radulphi comitis Perone" for the souls of "Aelidis sororis mee et…fratrum suorum Philepi, Mathei, Johannis" by charter dated 1176[160].  "Adeleidis comitissa quondam de Bellomonte nunc autem de Gornaio domina" donated property to the church of St Marie de Gournay by charter dated [1186/87], witnessed by "Matheus et Johannes filii predicte comitisse"[161].  Seigneur de Lusarches 1198.  He succeeded his half-brother as Comte de Beaumont in 1209.  "Johannes comes Bellimontis" donated property "vineam meam de Prato, apud Joiacum…" to Val-Notre-Dame by charter dated 1221[162]Les héritiers de Jean de Beaumont: 1. Gui, Hugues, Raoul et Adam d’Andelli; 2. Jean et Thibaud de la Boissière; 3. Thibaud d’Ulli” relinquished their rights in his succession in favour of the king by charter dated [15 Mar/22 Apr] 1223[163]m firstly (annulled) GERTRUDE de Soissons, daughter of RAOUL [I] Comte de Soissons & his first wife Alix de dreux [Capet] (-[26 Sep 1220/Sep 1222]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "uxorem comitis Iohannis Bellimontis…et uxorem Stephani de Sancerra" as the two daughters of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her fourth husband, specifying that "Matheus de Montinorenci" had children by the former[164].  She married secondly (1193) as his first wife, Mathieu [II] "le Grand" Seigneur de Montmorency.  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "VI Kal Oct" of "Geltrudis domina de Montemorenciaco"[165]m secondly (before 1214) JEANNE de Garlande, daughter of GUILLAUME [IV] Sire de Garlande & his wife Adela de Châtillon-sur-Marne (-29 Nov 1220).  "Johannis comitis Bellimontis" placed the monks of Acy in possession of property at the request of his wife Jeanne by charter dated Apr 1217[166].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1217 under which “Johannes comes Bellimontis” agreed the succession of “domino Guillelmo de Gallandia” with “Henricus comes Grandiprati…et Guidonem buticularium”, which states that he had married the deceased’s oldest daughter and the other two his second and third daughters respectively[167].  "Johannis comes Bellimontis" confirmed a donation by "Johanna comitissa uxor mea" to Notre-Dame de Gournay by charter dated [1 Jan/29 Mar to 29 Nov 1220], on the reverse of which is added "III Kal Dec ob Johanna comitissa Bellimontis"[168].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “III Kal Dec” of “Johanna comitissa Bellimontis[169]

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de BEAUMONT

 

 

1.         GELDUIN (-after 1039).  Vicomte [de Beaumont].  "Comes Ivo cum filio meo simili nomine…clerico et canonico…cum mea propria conjuge Emma et ceteris omnibus meis liberis" donated "castrum Confluentie" to Saint-Wandrigisel by charter dated 1039, signed by "Ivo…comes…Ivo clericus…comes Goffredus, Albericus, Gelduini vicecomitis…Odonis filii supradicti comitis, Gosberti fratris eiusdem Odonis"[170].  

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GARNIER (-after 1110).  Vicomte [de Beaumont].  Avocat of Bernes: “Milites: Garnerus vicecomes et advocatus predicte terre, Galterus frater eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1110 under which “Matheus comes et uxor mea Beatrilidis cum filiis meis Ivone et Matheo” granted freedoms to the men of Bernes at the request of the canons of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois de Paris[171]

2.         GAUTHIER (-after 1110).  “Milites: Garnerus vicecomes et advocatus predicte terre, Galterus frater eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1110 under which “Matheus comes et uxor mea Beatrilidis cum filiis meis Ivone et Matheo” granted freedoms to the men of Bernes at the request of the canons of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois de Paris[172]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de CHAMBLY (HIDEUS)

 

 

Chambly is located north-west of Beaumont-sur-Oise.  The Chambly family was studied in the early 20th century by Jacques Depoin.  He comments on the paucity of earlier studies relating to this family[173].  However, his own work is disappointing.  In numerous cases, he posits relationships without citing supporting source documentation, for example in linking the three persons named below as Pierre [II], [III] and [IV] de Chambly, father to son, for which (although it may be correct) the primary source basis appears sketchy.  It should be noted that Depoin does not mention the person named below as Pierre [I], so the numbering of the different individuals named Pierre de Chambly is different in his article from what is shown below.  Successful reconstruction of this family is hampered by this repeated use of the name Pierre.  While eight different individuals of this name are identified below in what appears to be the main line of descent, it is difficult to assess when the career of one of them ends and his successor’s starts.  Few of the sources which have been found specify family relationships. 

 

 

1.         PIERRE [I] de Chambly (-after 1152).  “…famuli: Petrus, major Cambliaci…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated a house in Paris to the Knights Templars[174]

 

2.         PHILIPPE [I] Hideus (-after 1160).  “…Philippus Hideus…” witnessed the charter dated 1160 under which “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated property to Saint-Léonor de Beaumont[175]

 

3.         PIERRE [II] Hideus de Chambly (-after 1177).  It is not known whether Pierre [II] was the same person as Pierre [I].  From a chronological point of view, this co-identity appears possible.  “Petrus Horridus…” witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which “Matheus Bellimontis comes” granted transport toll exemptions to Beaupré abbey[176].  “…Petrus Hispidus, Fromundus major de Chambli…” witnessed the charter dated 1165 under which “Matheus comes de Bellomonte” settled a dispute between the abbey of Val and "Heimarum de Amblevilla filiosque eius"[177].  “…Petrus Hispidus, prepositus meus, Fromundus de Ihambli, major meus, et Gislebertus de Monasteriis, frater ipsius…Petrus Hispidus, Lambertus tunc prepositus, Fromundus…” witnessed the charter dated 1166 under which “Matheus comes de Bellomonte” guaranteed a donation to the abbey of Val[178].  This document is the only one so far identified in which Pierre Hideus is named "prepositus".  The second list of witnesses in the charter suggests that "Lambertus" may have been omitted from the first list and therefore that Pierre Hideus was not in fact "prepositus".  “…Petrus Hisdesus…” witnessed the charter dated 1177 under which “Matheus comes Bellimontis…” exchanged property with Saint-Martin de Pontoise[179]

 

 

1.         PIERRE [III] le Hideux de Chambly (-after Apr 1228).  “…Petro Hisdus” witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which “Matheus comes Bellimontis” confirmed donations to the abbey of Val[180].  “…Petrus Hisdeus de Chambli…” witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which “Matheus comes Bellimontis” guaranteed a donation to Beaupré abbey[181].  “…Petrus le Hisdous de Chambli…” witnessed the charter dated 1206 under which “Hugo de Bellomonte” noted the settlement of a dispute with Beaupré abbey[182].  A manuscript list of feeholders in the county of Beaumont-sur-Oise during the reign of King Philippe II includes “Petrus Hideus...Petrus Hideus de Chambli” and the statement that “Petrus Hideus” was “homoligius de feodo Baldoini de Bellovidere[183].  Depoin concludes that the two individuals named were Pierre [III] and Pierre [IV][184].  He suggests that it was Pierre [III] who was “homoligius de feodo Baldoini de Bellovidere”, which appears to be corroborated by the charter dated Oct 1275 under which King Philippe III repurchased from “Petrus de Chambeliaco…cambellanus…noster” various revenues from Beaumont and Méru, including the right to revenue bought by “defunctus Petrus quondam avus suus” from “Baldoino de Bellovidere[185].  This hypothesis assumes that “Petrus de Chambeliaco…cambellanus…noster” in that document was Pierre [V].  If on the other hand it was Pierre [VI], it would be Pierre [IV] who was “homoligius de feodo Baldoini de Bellovidere”.  [m GILA, daughter of ---.  Depoin refers to “une mention nécrologique” (no citation) relating to a donation made by “Herbert doyen de Senlis” which names his parents “Pierre Hideux et Gila” and his brother “Pierre Hideux le Jeune[186].  He speculates that Herbert was born in [1165/80] “d’après le temps où il fut en charge” and concludes that he was the son of the person named Pierre [II] in the present document.  However, from the dates of the documents in which Herbert is named (see below), it is likely that he was born much later: he could still have been a young man when named in 1225.  If that is correct, Gila was probably the wife of Pierre [III].]  Pierre [III] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         PIERRE [IV] [de Chambly] (-after [Apr 1228]).  Depoin refers to “une mention nécrologique” (no citation) relating to a donation made by “Herbert doyen de Senlis” which names his parents “Pierre Hideux et Gila” and his brother “Pierre Hideux le Jeune[187].  As noted above, it appears more likely from a chronological point of view that this document refers to the sons of Pierre [III].  A manuscript list of feeholders in the county of Beaumont-sur-Oise during the reign of King Philippe II includes “Petrus Hideus...Petrus Hideus de Chambli” and the statement that “Petrus Hideus” was “homoligius de feodo Baldoini de Bellovidere[188].  Depoin concludes that the two individuals named were Pierre [III] and Pierre [IV][189].  Depoin concludes that the two individuals named were Pierre [III] and Pierre [IV][190].  He suggests that it was Pierre [III] who was “homoligius de feodo Baldoini de Bellovidere”, which appears to be corroborated by the charter dated Oct 1275 under which King Philippe III repurchased from “Petrus de Chambeliaco…cambellanus…noster” various revenues from Beaumont and Méru, including the right to revenue bought by “defunctus Petrus quondam avus suus” from “Baldoino de Bellovidere[191].  This hypothesis assumes that “Petrus de Chambeliaco…cambellanus…noster” in that document was Pierre [V].  If on the other hand it was Pierre [VI], it would be Pierre [IV] who was “homoligius de feodo Baldoini de Bellovidere”.  ["Petrus de Chambliaco capellanus [error for cambellanus[192]] domine regine Francie" acknowledged receiving woodland "in prepositura Vernoti" from “magistro Alberico et Guillelmo Pullo canonicis Parisiensibus” by charter dated Apr 1228[193].  It is not clear whether this document refers to Pierre [IV] or Pierre [V].]  m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          PIERRE [V] [de Chambly] [de Laon] ([1212/13]-after Jun 1282)["Petrus de Chambliaco capellanus [error for cambellanus[194]] domine regine Francie" acknowledged receiving woodland "in prepositura Vernoti" from “magistro Alberico et Guillelmo Pullo canonicis Parisiensibus” by charter dated Apr 1228[195].  As noted above, there is no indication whether this charter refers to Pierre [IV] or Pierre [V].]  Chamberlain of Louis IX King of France.     

-         see below

b)         [HERBERT (-after 1227).  Depoin refers to “une mention nécrologique” (no citation) relating to a donation made by “Herbert doyen de Senlis” which names his parents “Pierre Hideux et Gila” and his brother “Pierre Hideux le Jeune”, in a later passage adding that Herbert was canon at Senlis during the bishopric of Guérin (from 1214 to 1227), named as such in charters dated Apr and Nov 1225, and was appointed “doyen” under Bishop Adam de Chambly (1227-1259), donating property at Tarantafosse to Chaalis as such[196].  A search for this person in Gallia Christiana has not been successful.]

 

 

PIERRE [V] [de Chambly] [de Laon], son of PIERRE [IV] Seigneur de Chambly & his wife --- ([1212/13]-after Jun 1282).  ["Petrus de Chambliaco capellanus [error for cambellanus[197]] domine regine Francie" acknowledged receiving woodland "in prepositura Vernoti" from “magistro Alberico et Guillelmo Pullo canonicis Parisiensibus” by charter dated Apr 1228[198].  As noted above, there is no indication whether this charter refers to Pierre [IV] or Pierre [V].]  Chamberlain of Louis IX King of France.  “Guillelmus de Bellomonte, Francie marescallus” guaranteed to Louis IX King of France a debt owed to “domino Petro cambellano” by charter dated Jun 1250[199].  A charter dated Apr 1262 records the sale of property by “Johannes filius quondam domini Johannes de Bellomonte, Francie camerarii”, naming “Petri cambellani…domini regis Francie[200]The list of knights who accompanied King Louis IX to Tunis in 1269 includes “...messire Jehan de Chambly...messire Pierre de Laon...[201].  The Vie de Saint Louis, written by the confessor of Queen Marguerite, names “monseigneur Pierres seigneur de Chambli chevalier, chambellene du roi Philippe...du dyocese de Biauvès, de quarante an ou environ...monseigneur Pierres de Loon chevalier...de soixante-huit ans ou environ” among the witnesses at the enquiry into the proposed canonisation of King Louis IX, dated to 1282, and in another passage records that “monseigneur Pierres de Laon ...son chevalier...avecques lui par trente-huit ans ou environ et...son chambellenc[202]

m SIBYLLE, daughter of --- (-after 1292).  Depoin states that “Sébile” wife of Pierre [V] de Chambly [Pierre de Laon] was named in a source dated 1292[203]

Pierre [V] & his wife had one child:

1.         PIERRE [VI] le Hideux de Chambly ([1241/42]-after 1297)Chamberlain of Philippe III King of France.  King Philippe III repurchased from “Petrus de Chambeliaco…cambellanus…noster” various revenues from Beaumont and Méru, including the right to revenue bought by “defunctus Petrus quondam avus suus” from “Baldoino de Bellovidere”, bought by charter dated Oct 1275[204].  Seigneur de Chambly.  "Pierre dit Hideus de Chambli chambellan le Roy de France" donated property to the priory of Saint-Léonor, with the consent of “Marguerite ma femme”, by charter dated Mar 1278 (O.S.)[205]The Vie de Saint Louis, written by the confessor of Queen Marguerite, names “monseigneur Pierres seigneur de Chambli chevalier, chambellene du roi Philippe...du dyocese de Biauvès, de quarante an ou environ...monseigneur Pierres de Loon chevalier...de soixante-huit ans ou environ” among the witnesses at the enquiry into the proposed canonisation of King Louis IX, dated to 1282[206]Depoin refers to a source in which Pierre [VI] de Chambly declares himself heir to his mother “Sébile veuve de monseigneur Pierre de Laon” and transferred property to King Philippe IV[207].  “Pieres sires de Chambli chevalier et chambellan de...Loys roy de France” donated revenue from a grant to him by “noble Jehanne jadis comtesse d’Alençon” to Paris Saint-Marcel, for the soul of “nostre...compaigne Marguerite”, by charter dated Aug 1293[208].  An arrêt of the parliament recorded in Jan 1295 ordered the transfer of assets acquired “matrimonio inter Petrum dominum Chambliaci et eius quondam uxorem” be due to “Petrum eorum filium[209].  “Petrus de Chambliaco miles...domini regis cambellanus” donated revenue to the abbaye du Val, in accordance with the last wishes of “Marguerite”, by charter dated Feb 1295[210]m firstly MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-2 Mar, before Aug 1293).  "Pierre dit Hideus de Chambli chambellan le Roy de France" donated property to the priory of Saint-Léonor, with the consent of “Marguerite ma femme”, by charter dated Mar 1278 (O.S.)[211].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "VI Non Mar" of "domina Margarita mater domini Petri de Chambli"[212].  “Pieres sires de Chambli chevalier et chambellan de...Loys roy de France” donated revenue from a grant to him by “noble Jehanne jadis comtesse d’Alençon” to Paris Saint-Marcel, for the soul of “nostre...compaigne Marguerite”, by charter dated Aug 1293[213]m secondly ([1294]) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Mauvoisin, daughter of GUY de Mauvoisin Seigneur de Rosny & his wife Isabelle de Mello (-after 1323).  A charter dated 1294 names Isabelle de Rosny femme de Pierre de Chambly[214].  A charter dated May 1297 records royal grants to les enfans nez et à naistre de Isabeau de Roony, engendrez et à engendrer de Pierre seigneur de Chambly[215].  She married secondly Jean [II] Sire de Heilly, and thirdly (1323) as his second wife, Jean [II] Comte de Sancerre.  Pierre [VI] & his first wife had one child:  

a)         PIERRE [VII] de Chambly (-[1307/Mar 1309]).  An arrêt of the parliament recorded in Jan 1295 ordered the transfer of assets acquired “matrimonio inter Petrum dominum Chambliaci et eius quondam uxorem” be due to “Petrum eorum filium[216].  Seigneur de Viarmes.  Pierre de Chambli chevaliers sires de Wirmes et...Jehanne dame de Wirmes sa fame” donated property to Beaupré by charter dated 1298[217].  Philippe III King of France confirmed the rights of Petrus de Chambliaco filius Petri de Chambliaco...cambellani nostri et Johanna eius uxor filia Petri de Machello” to revenue “ex parte ipsius Johanne in prepositura nostra Meleduni...quas predictus Petrus de Machello...percipiebat...facto defuncto Odoni de Machello militi patri suo quondam et...ex conquestu per ipsum Petrum de Machello ab heredibus defuncti Ade de Chassiaco militis” by charter dated Sep 1277[218]m (before Sep 1277) JEANNE de Machaut, daughter of PIERRE de Machaut & his wife Isabelle --- (-[1326/31]).  Philippe III King of France confirmed the rights of Petrus de Chambliaco filius Petri de Chambliaco...cambellani nostri et Johanna eius uxor filia Petri de Machello” to revenue “ex parte ipsius Johanne in prepositura nostra Meleduni...quas predictus Petrus de Machello...percipiebat...facto defuncto Odoni de Machello militi patri suo quondam et...ex conquestu per ipsum Petrum de Machello ab heredibus defuncti Ade de Chassiaco militis” by charter dated Sep 1277[219]Pierre de Chambli chevaliers sires de Wirmes et...Jehanne dame de Wirmes sa fame” donated property to Beaupré by charter dated 1298[220].  “Jeanne dame de Viarmes femme jadis de noble homme Pierre de Chambli seigneur de ce lieu et Pierre de Chambli à present seigneur de Viarmes fils du dit trépassé et de la dite dame chevalier” committed to paying annual revenue from the toll at Choisy to the chapter of Beauvais by charter dated 1309[221]An arrêt of Parliament dated 1319 relates to litigation by “Ysabellis de Burgundia vidua Petri de Chambliaco iunioris domini de Nealpha filii Petri de Chambliaco militis domini de Chambliaco et de Parcenc, mater Ludovici et Ioanne de Chambliaco” against “Petrum de Chambliaco militem filium domini de Wirmes et Ioannæ matris suæ[222]Philippe V King of France confirmed an agreement between noble dame madame Jehanne dame de Chambli, monseigneur Guillaume de Machau, Pierre et Guillaume enfans et hers de...Pierre de Machau...et de madame Ysabeau sa fame” concerning the succession of Pierre de Machaut and his wife, recording the actions of “Jehan de Machau...apres la mort de son pere vivant sa mere de l’assentement de lui et de ses autres freres et de la dame de Chambli sa suer”, by charter dated May 1319[223].  Pierre [VII] & his wife had one child: 

i)          PIERRE de ChamblyJeanne dame de Viarmes femme jadis de noble homme Pierre de Chambli seigneur de ce lieu et Pierre de Chambli à present seigneur de Viarmes fils du dit trépassé et de la dite dame chevalier” committed to paying annual revenue from the toll at Choisy to the chapter of Beauvais by charter dated 1309[224].  A charter of King Philippe IV dated Mar 1309 names nostre...chevalier et chambellan Pierre de Chambli seigneur de Wiermes fil et hoir dudit trespassé[225].  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1319 relates to litigation by “Ysabellis de Burgundia vidua Petri de Chambliaco iunioris domini de Nealpha filii Petri de Chambliaco militis domini de Chambliaco et de Parcenc, mater Ludovici et Ioanne de Chambliaco” against “Petrum de Chambliaco militem filium domini de Wirmes et Ioannæ matris suæ[226]

Pierre [VI] & his second wife had one child:

b)         PIERRE [VIII] "le Jeune" de Chambly (-1319)There appears to be some difficulty over the date of birth of Pierre [VIII].  His parents’ marriage is dated to [1294].  However, Depoin records that his son Louis was of age in 1323 when King Charles IV confirmed the exchange of land at Torigny for Chambly[227].  It therefore appears probable that Pierre [VIII] was born before his parents’ marriage.  A charter dated May 1297 records royal grants to “les enfans nez et à naistre de Isabeau de Roony, engendrez et à engendrer de Pierre seigneur de Chambly[228]Chamberlain of Louis X King of France.  Sire de Neaufles.  m ISABELLE de Bourgogne, daughter of JEAN de Bourgogne Seigneur de Montaigu & his wife Marguerite de Blâmont (-Chambly Aug 1323, bur Paris église des Grands Augustins).  According to Du Chesne, “Pierre de Chambly le jeune seigneur de Chambly” married Isabelle, daughter of Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy, who was the widow of Rudolf I King of Germany[229].  This statement is proved incorrect: her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a document dated May 1321 which records that “Pierre de Chambli seigneur de Neaufle fils de Pierre seigneur de Chambli” had married “Isabeau fille de Jean de Bourgogne fils de Hugues de Vienne et d’Alis de Méranie comtesse palatine de Bourgogne” and that Isabelle “sœur de Henri de Bourgogne fils du susdit Jean” was present when the latter reached agreement with Jeanne Queen of France regarding “le château de Montrond près de Besançon[230].  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1319 relates to litigation by “Ysabellis de Burgundia vidua Petri de Chambliaco iunioris domini de Nealpha filii Petri de Chambliaco militis domini de Chambliaco et de Parcenc, mater Ludovici et Ioanne de Chambliaco” against “Petrum de Chambliaco militem filium domini de Wirmes et Ioannæ matris suæ[231].  An epitaph of the church of the Augustins in Paris records the death in 1323 of “Ysabeau de Bourgongne Dame de Neaufle, femme de Monsieur Pierre de Chambelye le jeune seigneur de Neaufle[232].  Pierre [VIII] & his wife had two children: 

i)          LOUIS de Chambly (-1341).  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1319 relates to litigation by “Ysabellis de Burgundia vidua Petri de Chambliaco iunioris domini de Nealpha filii Petri de Chambliaco militis domini de Chambliaco et de Parcenc, mater Ludovici et Ioanne de Chambliaco” against “Petrum de Chambliaco militem filium domini de Wirmes et Ioannæ matris suæ[233]King Charles IV confirmed the exchange of land at Torigny for Chambly with Louis by charter dated 1323[234]

ii)         JEANNE de Chambly (-[Nov/Dec] 1359]).  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1319 relates to litigation by “Ysabellis de Burgundia vidua Petri de Chambliaco iunioris domini de Nealpha filii Petri de Chambliaco militis domini de Chambliaco et de Parcenc, mater Ludovici et Ioanne de Chambliaco” against “Petrum de Chambliaco militem filium domini de Wirmes et Ioannæ matris suæ[235]m PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny, son of --- (-1353). 

 

 

 

D.      CHÂTELAINS de CONFLANS

 

 

Conflans Sainte-Honorine is located in the canton of Poissy, now in the north-western suburbs of Paris. 

 

 

1.         IVES [I] (-after 981).  “Hugonis Francorum ducis…Ivonis…” witnessed the charter dated 968 under which Richard I Duke of Normandy donated property to the abbey of Saint-Denis[236].  The Gesta abbatum Fontanellensium includes an extract from a charter, dated to the 10th century, under which “Ivo” granted exemptions from navigation duties on the Seine “secus Conflendis castrum” to “sanctis...Wandregisili atque Ansberto simulque Wlfranno” venerated at Fontanelle[237].  [Richer records that “Ivo” was selected by Hugues Duc des Francs to avenge the insult when one of the leaders of the German army of Emperor Otto II struck his lance against the door of the bridge of la Cité when it was camped on the right bank of the Seine at Paris, dated to 978[238].  Depoin identifies “Ivo” as Ives Seigneur de Conflans[239].]  “Womarus abbas” [abbot of Blandin Saint-Pierre] granted “terram...in comitatu Pinciacensi in villa Alpico...super fluvium Sequane” {Pecq} to “Ivo...et uxori eius atque infantibus suis” by charter confirmed by King Lothaire 979[240].  "Hugo comes et dux Francorum" confirmed that "Yvonem fidelem nostrum et venerabilem coniugem eius Geilam" had relinquished property at Chavigny en Vermandois to Homblières, retaining the usufruct, with the consent of "Yvonis patris et Yvonis filii uxoremque eorum", by charter dated 981[241]m as her second husband, GEILA, widow of FOUCHARD Châtelain de Ham, daughter of ---.  Her first marriage is confirmed by the Vita of Gilbert Bishop of Meaux names his mother “Geila” and adds that he had a brother “Ives[242].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Geila was the mother of Gilbert Bishop of Meaux (who died 13 Nov 1009) by her first marriage[243].  "Hugo comes et dux Francorum" confirmed that "Yvonem fidelem nostrum et venerabilem coniugem eius Geilam" had relinquished property at Chavigny en Vermandois to Homblières, with the consent of "Yvonis patris et Yvonis filii uxoremque eorum", by charter dated 981[244].  Depoin suggests that Geila was the daughter of Albert Comte de Vermandois[245].  He bases this on a list of members of the Cathedral of Paris (in order) "Albertus comes, Girberga comitissa, Harbertus, Otto, Lewultus, Girbertus, Gondrada, Ricardus, Harbertus comes, Walerannus laicus, Gisla…", the first four individuals named apparently being Albert Comte de Vermandois, his wife and three sons, and the last named maybe his brother or nephew[246].  Depoin suggests that the relationship is corroborated by the suggested consanguinity between Mathieu [III] Comte de Beaumont and his first wife Eléonore de Nesle-Soissons, supposedly descended from Héribert [IV] Comte de Vermandois, but this supposed descent does not appear to be correct[247].  Ivo & his wife had one child: 

a)         IVES [II] .  "Hugo comes et dux Francorum" confirmed that "Yvonem fidelem nostrum et venerabilem coniugem eius Geilam" had relinquished property at Chavigny en Vermandois to Homblières, with the consent of "Yvonis patris et Yvonis filii uxoremque eorum", by charter dated 981[248].  Depoin suggests that Ives was the same person as Ives [I] Comte de Beaumont, who founded Beaumont Saint-Léonor, dated to 1029 (see Part A of this chapter)[249].  However, the chronology appears impossible if it is correct that Comte Ives [I] died in 1059.  There remains the possibility that this Ives was the father of Comte Ives [I].  m (before 981) ---.  His marriage is confirmed by the reference to the wives of Ives, father and son, in the charter dated 981 quoted above. 

 

 

1.         EUDES [I] de Conflans (-before 1060).  An undated charter records the consent of "Odo de Conflantio et Drogo filius eius" to the donation of "decima de Morlencourte et in ecclesia eiusdem villæ" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by "Droco de Populiaco vel Wuiriaco et Mathildis uxor eius"[250]m ---.  The name of Eudes’s wife is not known.  Eudes [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         DREUX [I] de Conflans (-after [1081]).  An undated charter records the consent of "Odo de Conflantio et Drogo filius eius" to the donation of "decima de Morlencourte et in ecclesia eiusdem villæ" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by "Droco de Populiaco vel Wuiriaco et Mathildis uxor eius", the later confirmation by his son Dreux being witnessed by “Radulpho Delicato, Milone de Conflantio, Hugone Malefiliastro...[251].  Châtelain de Conflans.  "Droco de Cuflante castro, intra Sequanam fluvium sito" donated property "in Loconis Villa" to Liancourt priory “manu domni mei Walterii comitis” [Gauthier [III] Comte de Mantes] by charter dated 1060[252]The Liber translationis et miraculorum B. Honorinæ records that “hujus castri [=Conflans] vir nobilis Drogo” released prisoners after the intercession of Sainte Honorine, dated to [1081][253]m ---.  The name of Dreux’s wife is not known.  Dreux [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          GUYARD de Conflans (-[1098/1102]).  "Wiardus filius Drogonis de Coflente" exchanged property with Liancourt priory by charter dated 15 Oct 1098, subscribed by “Otmundo ipsius castri [=Calvum Montem] domino, Roberto fratre eius, et Watho de Pissiaco...[254]

ii)         THIBAUT de Conflans (-after 1156).  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Theobaudus filius Drogonis de Conflantio, uxor eius Adelaida et filii sui Albericus et Stephanus, filiæque sui Ada et Richildis et Mabilia"[255].  [Châtelain] de Conflans

-         see below.   

iii)        RORIC de Conflans .  “Tetbaldus de Confluentio et Ruricus et Albericus fratres eius...” witnessed a charter of Sainte Honorine, dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[256].  “Ivo de Confluentio et duo filii eius Drogo et Walterus et Tetbaldus de Confluentio et duo fratres eius Rurichus et Albericus...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Wililemus de Helcincourt et Haisa uxor eius” donated property to Sainte Honorine[257]

iv)       AUBRY de Conflans .  “Tetbaldus de Confluentio et Ruricus et Albericus fratres eius...” witnessed a charter of Sainte Honorine, dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[258].  “Ivo de Confluentio et duo filii eius Drogo et Walterus et Tetbaldus de Confluentio et duo fratres eius Rurichus et Albericus...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Wililemus de Helcincourt et Haisa uxor eius” donated property to Sainte Honorine[259].  

b)         [MILON de Conflans .  An undated charter records the consent of "Odo de Conflantio et Drogo filius eius" to the donation of "decima de Morlencourte et in ecclesia eiusdem villæ" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by "Droco de Populiaco vel Wuiriaco et Mathildis uxor eius", the later confirmation by his son Dreux being witnessed by “Radulpho Delicato, Milone de Conflantio, Hugone Malefiliastro...[260].  It is not known whether Milon was related to the donors or was a knight who took his name from the castle.  "Milone de Conflantio...cum uxore sua et filio...Odone" confirmed the donation made by "Huboudus clericus filii Rogerii de Gisetio" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by undated charter which also records that “post mortem Milonis de Conflantio” his donation was siezed by “Johannes de Maigniaco[261].]  m ---.  The name of Milon’s wife is not known.  Milon & his wife had one child: 

i)          EUDES [II] de Conflans .  "Milone de Conflantio...cum uxore sua et filio...Odone" confirmed the donation made by "Huboudus clericus filii Rogerii de Gisetio" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by undated charter which also records that “post mortem Milonis de Conflantio” his donation was seized by “Johannes de Maigniaco” and became the subject of a settlement between the parties[262]

ii)         [daughter .  "Milone de Conflantio...cum uxore sua et filio...Odone" confirmed the donation made by "Huboudus clericus filii Rogerii de Gisetio" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by undated charter which also records that “post mortem Milonis de Conflantio” his donation was seized by “Johannes de Maigniaco” and became the subject of a settlement between the parties[263].  The editor of the compilation consulted suggests that Jean de Magny must have married a daughter of Milon de Conflans.  m JEAN de Magny [en-Vexin], son of ---.] 

 

 

1.         IVES [III] de Conflans (-after [1124/35]).  “Ivo de Confluentio et duo filii eius Drogo et Walterus et Tetbaldus de Confluentio et duo fratres eius Rurichus et Albericus...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Wililemus de Helcincourt et Haisa uxor eius” donated property to Sainte Honorine[264]Paganus de Nielfo, Radulfus Delicatus, Yvo de Conflentio et filius eius Radulfus...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/35] records the donation of land "apud Linviller" to Pontoise Saint-Martin by “mater eius venerabilis Adelissa” after the death of “Gauterius filius Gauterii Tirelli[265]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Yvo de Conflentio et uxor Margarita, tempore Theobaldi abbatis successoris Gauterii primi abbatis"[266].  Another charter, dated to [1099/1104], records the death of "Gauterio abbate” and the succession of “Theobaudo"[267]. Ivo [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         DREUX [II] de Conflans (-after 25 Mar [1148]).  “Ivo de Confluentio et duo filii eius Drogo et Walterus et Tetbaldus de Confluentio et duo fratres eius Rurichus et Albericus...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Wililemus de Helcincourt et Haisa uxor eius” donated property to Sainte Honorine[268].  “Milites: Drogo de Confluentio...” witnessed the charter dated 26 Dec 1107 under which “Hugo qui cognominatur de Sancta Honorina” donated property to Sainte Honorine[269]...Drogo de Conflantio et Gauterius frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated to 25 Mar [1148] records the donation of "decimam...molendinorum...apud Gisortium et...de Bezu" to Pontoise Saint-Martin by “uxor ipsius...Mathildis et frater defuncti...Theobaldus atque soror ipsius...Richildis” after the death of “Hugo filius Pagani de Nealfo[270]

b)         GAUTHIER de Conflans (-after 25 Mar [1148]).  “Ivo de Confluentio et duo filii eius Drogo et Walterus et Tetbaldus de Confluentio et duo fratres eius Rurichus et Albericus...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Wililemus de Helcincourt et Haisa uxor eius” donated property to Sainte Honorine[271]...Drogo de Conflantio et Gauterius frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated to 25 Mar [1148] records the donation of "decimam...molendinorum...apud Gisortium et...de Bezu" to Pontoise Saint-Martin by “uxor ipsius...Mathildis et frater defuncti...Theobaldus atque soror ipsius...Richildis” after the death of “Hugo filius Pagani de Nealfo[272]

c)         RAOUL [I] de ConflansPaganus de Nielfo, Radulfus Delicatus, Yvo de Conflentio et filius eius Radulfus...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/35] records the donation of land "apud Linviller" to Pontoise Saint-Martin by “mater eius venerabilis Adelissa” after the death of “Gauterius filius Gauterii Tirelli[273]

 

 

THIBAUT de Conflans, son of DREUX de Conflans & his wife --- (-after 1156).  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Theobaudus filius Drogonis de Conflantio, uxor eius Adelaida et filii sui Albericus et Stephanus, filiæque sui Ada et Richildis et Mabilia"[274].  [Châtelain] de Conflans.  “Tetbaldus de Confluentio et Ruricus et Albericus fratres eius...” witnessed a charter of Sainte Honorine, dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[275].  “Ivo de Confluentio et duo filii eius Drogo et Walterus et Tetbaldus de Confluentio et duo fratres eius Rurichus et Albericus...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Wililemus de Helcincourt et Haisa uxor eius” donated property to Sainte Honorine[276]Theobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[277]

m ADELAIDE, daughter of ---.  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Theobaudus filius Drogonis de Conflantio, uxor eius Adelaida et filii sui Albericus et Stephanus, filiæque sui Ada et Richildis et Mabilia"[278]Theobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[279]

Thibaut & his wife had twelve children: 

1.         AUBRY de Conflans .  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Theobaudus filius Drogonis de Conflantio, uxor eius Adelaida et filii sui Albericus et Stephanus, filiæque sui Ada et Richildis et Mabilia"[280]Theobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[281]

2.         ETIENNE de Conflans .  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Theobaudus filius Drogonis de Conflantio, uxor eius Adelaida et filii sui Albericus et Stephanus, filiæque sui Ada et Richildis et Mabilia"[282]Theobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[283]

3.         ADA de Conflans .  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Theobaudus filius Drogonis de Conflantio, uxor eius Adelaida et filii sui Albericus et Stephanus, filiæque sui Ada et Richildis et Mabilia"[284]

4.         RICHEUDE de Conflans .  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Theobaudus filius Drogonis de Conflantio, uxor eius Adelaida et filii sui Albericus et Stephanus, filiæque sui Ada et Richildis et Mabilia"[285]Theobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[286]Racheldis uxor Rodulphi de Lima” on her deathbed donated land “ex patrimonio juxta” to Sainte Honorine by undated charter[287]m RAOUL de Limay, son of ---. 

5.         MABILE de Conflans .  A fragment of a charter of Pontoise Saint-Martin names "Theobaudus filius Drogonis de Conflantio, uxor eius Adelaida et filii sui Albericus et Stephanus, filiæque sui Ada et Richildis et Mabilia"[288]Theobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[289]

6.         THIBAUT de ConflansTheobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[290]

7.         BARTHELEMY de ConflansTheobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[291]

8.         HUGUES de ConflansTheobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[292]

9.         PIERRE de ConflansTheobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[293]

10.      HERBERT de ConflansTheobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[294]

11.      ROBERT de ConflansTheobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[295]

12.      SARRACENA de Conflans .  “Theobaldus de Confluentio” donated “elemosina in villa...Mortefonteine” to Saint-Germer, with the consent of “uxorem meam Aelisiam et liberos meos...Albericus, Stephanus, Theobaldus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Petrus, Herbertus, Robertus, Richeldis, Mabilia et Sarracena”, by charter dated 1156[296]

 

 

1.         EUDES [III] de Conflans (-after 1175).  “...Odo miles de Conflente et Odelina uxor eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1175 under which "Isabel de Calvo Monte" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père for the soul of "patris mei Lugdovici…regis Francorum…et…Willelmi filii Osmondi et Rainaldi de Braileic", subscribed by "Lugdovici filii eius, Philippi clerici"[297]m ODELINE, daughter of ---.  “...Odo miles de Conflente et Odelina uxor eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1175 under which "Isabel de Calvo Monte" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père for the soul of "patris mei Lugdovici…regis Francorum…et…Willelmi filii Osmondi et Rainaldi de Braileic", subscribed by "Lugdovici filii eius, Philippi clerici"[298]

 

 

DREUX [III] de Conflans, son of ---. 

m ---.  The name of Dreux’s wife is not known. 

Dreux [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         RAOUL [II] de Conflans (-[1217]).  "Radulfus de Conflens miles" granted customs privileges to Ourscamp, or the souls of “mee et Mabilie uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Radulfus primogenitus filius meus et fratres mei Symon monachus, Yvo et Odo”, by charter dated 1207[299].  "Raoul [de Conflans]" donated property “que son père Dreux recevait des moines” to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Mabile sa femme et Raoul son fils aîné”, by charter dated 1210[300]m MABILE, daughter of --- (-after 5 Apr 1217).  "Radulfus de Conflens miles" granted customs privileges to Ourscamp, or the souls of “mee et Mabilie uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Radulfus primogenitus filius meus et fratres mei Symon monachus, Yvo et Odo”, by charter dated 1207[301].  “Rod[ulfus] de Confluencio et mater mea Mabilia et omnes fratres mei...Guillelmus, Hugo, Drogo, Giraldus et soror nostra Richeudis” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine the day when “pater noster Rod[ulfus]” was buried there, by charter dated to [1207/17][302].  "Raoul [de Conflans]" donated property “que son père Dreux recevait des moines” to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Mabile sa femme et Raoul son fils aîné”, by charter dated 1210[303].  “Mabilia uxor Radulphi Conflantio senis militis et Hugo, Guillermus et Droco et Girardus filii eius et Bartholomeus gener eius...Radulphus de Conflantio miles filius predicte Mabilie dominus...” donated property to Pontoise Hôtel-Dieu by charter dated 5 Apr 1217[304].  Raoul [II] & his wife had six children: 

a)         RAOUL [III] de Conflans (-after Aug 1220).  "Radulfus de Conflens miles" granted customs privileges to Ourscamp, or the souls of “mee et Mabilie uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Radulfus primogenitus filius meus et fratres mei Symon monachus, Yvo et Odo”, by charter dated 1207[305].  “Rod[ulfus] de Confluencio et mater mea Mabilia et omnes fratres mei...Guillelmus, Hugo, Drogo, Giraldus et soror nostra Richeudis” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine the day when “pater noster Rod[ulfus]” was buried there, by charter dated to [1207/17][306].  "Raoul [de Conflans]" donated property “que son père Dreux recevait des moines” to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Mabile sa femme et Raoul son fils aîné”, by charter dated 1210[307].  “Mabilia uxor Radulphi Conflantio senis militis et Hugo, Guillermus et Droco et Girardus filii eius et Bartholomeus gener eius...Radulphus de Conflantio miles filius predicte Mabilie dominus...” donated property to Pontoise Hôtel-Dieu by charter dated 5 Apr 1217[308].  “Radulphus miles de Confluencio” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine, with the consent of “Odonis primogeniti mei et filie mee Aalis”, for the soul of “Johanne uxoris mee”, by charter dated Aug 1220[309]m firstly (before 1228) JEANNE, daughter of --- (-before Aug 1220).  “Radulphus miles de Confluencio” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine, with the consent of “Odonis primogeniti mei et filie mee Aalis”, for the soul of “Johanne uxoris mee”, by charter dated Aug 1220[310]m secondly AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Jehan prieur de Conflans” certified that “Agnes femme de Raoul de Conflans” renounced “ses droits dotaux sur le fief cedé aux moines du Val”, by charter dated 1228[311].  Raoul [III] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          EUDES de ConflansRadulphus miles de Confluencio” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine, with the consent of “Odonis primogeniti mei et filie mee Aalis”, for the soul of “Johanne uxoris mee”, by charter dated Aug 1220[312]

ii)         ALIX de Conflans .  “Radulphus miles de Confluencio” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine, with the consent of “Odonis primogeniti mei et filie mee Aalis”, for the soul of “Johanne uxoris mee”, by charter dated Aug 1220[313]

b)         GUILLAUME de Conflans .  “Rod[ulfus] de Confluencio et mater mea Mabilia et omnes fratres mei...Guillelmus, Hugo, Drogo, Giraldus et soror nostra Richeudis” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine the day when “pater noster Rod[ulfus]” was buried there, by charter dated to [1207/17][314].  “Mabilia uxor Radulphi Conflantio senis militis et Hugo, Guillermus et Droco et Girardus filii eius et Bartholomeus gener eius...Radulphus de Conflantio miles filius predicte Mabilie dominus...” donated property to Pontoise Hôtel-Dieu by charter dated 5 Apr 1217[315]

c)         HUGUES de Conflans .  “Rod[ulfus] de Confluencio et mater mea Mabilia et omnes fratres mei...Guillelmus, Hugo, Drogo, Giraldus et soror nostra Richeudis” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine the day when “pater noster Rod[ulfus]” was buried there, by charter dated to [1207/17][316].  “Mabilia uxor Radulphi Conflantio senis militis et Hugo, Guillermus et Droco et Girardus filii eius et Bartholomeus gener eius...Radulphus de Conflantio miles filius predicte Mabilie dominus...” donated property to Pontoise Hôtel-Dieu by charter dated 5 Apr 1217[317]

d)         DREUX de Conflans .  “Rod[ulfus] de Confluencio et mater mea Mabilia et omnes fratres mei...Guillelmus, Hugo, Drogo, Giraldus et soror nostra Richeudis” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine the day when “pater noster Rod[ulfus]” was buried there, by charter dated to [1207/17][318].  “Mabilia uxor Radulphi Conflantio senis militis et Hugo, Guillermus et Droco et Girardus filii eius et Bartholomeus gener eius...Radulphus de Conflantio miles filius predicte Mabilie dominus...” donated property to Pontoise Hôtel-Dieu by charter dated 5 Apr 1217[319]

e)         GERAUD de Conflans .  “Rod[ulfus] de Confluencio et mater mea Mabilia et omnes fratres mei...Guillelmus, Hugo, Drogo, Giraldus et soror nostra Richeudis” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine the day when “pater noster Rod[ulfus]” was buried there, by charter dated to [1207/17][320].  “Mabilia uxor Radulphi Conflantio senis militis et Hugo, Guillermus et Droco et Girardus filii eius et Bartholomeus gener eius...Radulphus de Conflantio miles filius predicte Mabilie dominus...” donated property to Pontoise Hôtel-Dieu by charter dated 5 Apr 1217[321]

f)          RICHEUDE de Conflans .  “Rod[ulfus] de Confluencio et mater mea Mabilia et omnes fratres mei...Guillelmus, Hugo, Drogo, Giraldus et soror nostra Richeudis” donated property to Conflans Saint-Honorine the day when “pater noster Rod[ulfus]” was buried there, by charter dated to [1207/17][322].  “Mabilia uxor Radulphi Conflantio senis militis et Hugo, Guillermus et Droco et Girardus filii eius et Bartholomeus gener eius...Radulphus de Conflantio miles filius predicte Mabilie dominus...” donated property to Pontoise Hôtel-Dieu by charter dated 5 Apr 1217[323]m (before 5 Apr 1217) BARTHELEMY, son of ---. 

2.         SIMON de Conflans (-after 1207).  "Radulfus de Conflens miles" granted customs privileges to Ourscamp, or the souls of “mee et Mabilie uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Radulfus primogenitus filius meus et fratres mei Symon monachus, Yvo et Odo”, by charter dated 1207[324]

3.         IVES de Conflans .  "Radulfus de Conflens miles" granted customs privileges to Ourscamp, or the souls of “mee et Mabilie uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Radulfus primogenitus filius meus et fratres mei Symon monachus, Yvo et Odo”, by charter dated 1207[325]

4.         EUDES de Conflans .  "Radulfus de Conflens miles" granted customs privileges to Ourscamp, or the souls of “mee et Mabilie uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Radulfus primogenitus filius meus et fratres mei Symon monachus, Yvo et Odo”, by charter dated 1207[326]

 

 

 

E.      CHÂTELAINS de GISORS

 

 

Gisors is located south-west of Beauvais, on the frontier with the duchy of Normandy, and was the site through which merchandise was traded between the duchy and the French kingdom and where the fortified town was constructed to protect this trade.  William II “Rufus” King of England built a castle in the same area in the last years of the 11th century and installed Payen as châtelain. 

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY “Le Riche” (-after [1085]).  Duchesne suggests that he was Geoffroy de Montmorency, son of [Bouchard [II] Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife ---][327].  The naming of his son Hervé, a name typical of the Montmorency family, suggests that this may be correct.  "Dominum Godefridum eiusque uxorem ac eorum decentem prolem" donated “ecclesiam villæ...Turris” to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise by charter dated to [1085] witnessed by "Hervicus, Walterius, Amalricus..."[328]m RICHILDE, daughter of ---.  "Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed donations to Saint-Martin de Pontoise made by "Theobaldus, Pagani de Gisors et nobilis matronæ Mathildis filius...Godefridus Dives et Richildis uxor eius...Paganus de Gisortio uxorque eius Mathildis...Hugo filius Pagani mortuus sepelitur in æde S Martini, Mathildis eius relicta et Theobaudus frater..." by charter dated to [1149][329].  Geoffroy & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         HERVE .  "...Gaufrido de Caluomonte, Herveio de Marleio, Herveo filio Godefridi Divitis" witnessed the undated charter under which "Gasfridus Nivardi filius" donated "ecclesiam de Mansionibus" to Coulombs[330]

b)         [MATHILDE (-after [1110/24]).  Duchesne indicates that “Thibaud surnommé Payen”, the husband of Mathilde, was the son of Geoffroy “le Riche” and his wife Richilde[331].  Duchesne quotes an undated charter which confirms that her son was the grandson of Geoffroy “le Riche”: “Theobaudus Pagani de Gisorz et nobilis matrona Mathildis filius” confirmed donations to Pontoise Saint-Martin made by “avus eius Godefridus Dives et uxor eius Richildis[332].  The fact that Mathilde’s husband is called “de Gisors” in these charters, an epithet which was not applied to Geoffroy “le Riche”, suggests that it may have been Mathilde herself who was the daughter of Geoffroy “le Riche”, although no primary source has yet been identified which confirms beyond all doubt that this hypothesis is correct.  "Hugo vicecomes de Calvomonte...Paganus de Gisortio et uxor eius Mathilde et filii eorum Hugo et Hervæus et Richildis et Idonea sorores eorum" consented to the donation by "Hubertus Bucellus moriens" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1110/24][333].  "Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed donations to Saint-Martin de Pontoise made by "Theobaldus, Pagani de Gisors et nobilis matronæ Mathildis filius...Godefridus Dives et Richildis uxor eius...Paganus de Gisortio uxorque eius Mathildis...Hugo filius Pagani mortuus sepelitur in æde S Martini, Mathildis eius relicta et Theobaudus frater..." by charter dated to [1149][334]m PAYEN de Gisors, son of --- (-after [1110/24]).] 

 

 

Depoin suggests that Thibaut, son of Hugues [I] shown below, was the same person as Payen de Gisors who is shown in the succeeding family group[335].  Assuming the correct dating of the 1066 charter, in which Hugues [I] and his four sons are named, this is unlikely to be correct from a chronological point of view. 

 

1.         HUGUES [I] (-after 1066).  "Hugo sæculari militiæ mancipatus [...de Gizorcio]" donated “locum jure hereditario...mihi in honorem S. Audoeni constructum...ab oriente Franciam ab occidente Normanniam inter utramque patriam fluentem atque alteram ab altera dividentem...[et] decimam molendinorum duorum super fluvium Eptam [...ecclesiam de Gisors in honorem SS. Gervasii et Prothasii constructam in pago Rothomagensi]” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of "conjugis Mathildis necnon filiorum meorum Theobaldi, Drogonis, Hugonis atque Lamberti", by charter dated 1066[336]m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "Hugo sæculari militiæ mancipatus [...de Gizorcio]" donated “locum jure hereditario...mihi in honorem S. Audoeni constructum...ab oriente Franciam ab occidente Normanniam inter utramque patriam fluentem atque alteram ab altera dividentem...[et] decimam molendinorum duorum super fluvium Eptam [...ecclesiam de Gisors in honorem SS. Gervasii et Prothasii constructam in pago Rothomagensi]” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of "conjugis Mathildis necnon filiorum meorum Theobaldi, Drogonis, Hugonis atque Lamberti", by charter dated 1066[337].  Hugues [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         THIBAUT "Hugo sæculari militiæ mancipatus [...de Gizorcio]" donated “locum jure hereditario...mihi in honorem S. Audoeni constructum...ab oriente Franciam ab occidente Normanniam inter utramque patriam fluentem atque alteram ab altera dividentem...[et] decimam molendinorum duorum super fluvium Eptam [...ecclesiam de Gisors in honorem SS. Gervasii et Prothasii constructam in pago Rothomagensi]” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of "conjugis Mathildis necnon filiorum meorum Theobaldi, Drogonis, Hugonis atque Lamberti", by charter dated 1066[338]

b)         DREUX .  "Hugo sæculari militiæ mancipatus [...de Gizorcio]" donated “locum jure hereditario...mihi in honorem S. Audoeni constructum...ab oriente Franciam ab occidente Normanniam inter utramque patriam fluentem atque alteram ab altera dividentem...[et] decimam molendinorum duorum super fluvium Eptam [...ecclesiam de Gisors in honorem SS. Gervasii et Prothasii constructam in pago Rothomagensi]” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of "conjugis Mathildis necnon filiorum meorum Theobaldi, Drogonis, Hugonis atque Lamberti", by charter dated 1066[339]

c)         HUGUES (-bur Pontoise Saint-Martin).  "Hugo sæculari militiæ mancipatus [...de Gizorcio]" donated “locum jure hereditario...mihi in honorem S. Audoeni constructum...ab oriente Franciam ab occidente Normanniam inter utramque patriam fluentem atque alteram ab altera dividentem...[et] decimam molendinorum duorum super fluvium Eptam [...ecclesiam de Gisors in honorem SS. Gervasii et Prothasii constructam in pago Rothomagensi]” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of "conjugis Mathildis necnon filiorum meorum Theobaldi, Drogonis, Hugonis atque Lamberti", by charter dated 1066[340]

d)         LAMBERT .  "Hugo sæculari militiæ mancipatus [...de Gizorcio]" donated “locum jure hereditario...mihi in honorem S. Audoeni constructum...ab oriente Franciam ab occidente Normanniam inter utramque patriam fluentem atque alteram ab altera dividentem...[et] decimam molendinorum duorum super fluvium Eptam [...ecclesiam de Gisors in honorem SS. Gervasii et Prothasii constructam in pago Rothomagensi]” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of "conjugis Mathildis necnon filiorum meorum Theobaldi, Drogonis, Hugonis atque Lamberti", by charter dated 1066[341]

 

 

PAYEN de Gisors [de Neaufle] (-after [1110/24]).  Orderic Vitalis records that William II King of England constructed "castrum Gisortis", and that “Tedbaldus-Paganus de Gisortis” was among those captured and ransomed by the French, dated to [1097][342].  Orderic Vitalis records that Robert III Duke of Normandy granted "munitionem de Gisortis" to “Tedbaldo Pagano” was among those captured and ransomed by the French, dated to [1097][343].  "Hugo vicecomes de Calvomonte...Paganus de Gisortio et uxor eius Mathilde et filii eorum Hugo et Hervæus et Richildis et Idonea sorores eorum" consented to the donation by "Hubertus Bucellus moriens" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1110/24][344].  Orderic Vitalis records the rebellion of "Pagani de Gisortis", dated to [1123][345].  "Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed donations to Saint-Martin de Pontoise made by "Theobaldus, Pagani de Gisors et nobilis matronæ Mathildis filius...Godefridus Dives et Richildis uxor eius...Paganus de Gisortio uxorque eius Mathildis...Hugo filius Pagani mortuus sepelitur in æde S Martini, Mathildis eius relicta et Theobaudus frater..." by charter dated to [1149][346]

m MATHILDE, daughter of [GEOFFROY “le Riche” & his wife Richilde ---].  Duchesne indicates that “Thibaud surnommé Payen”, the husband of Mathilde, was the son of Geoffroy “le Riche” and his wife Richilde[347].  Duchesne quotes an undated charter which confirms that her son was the grandson of Geoffroy “le Riche”: “Theobaudus Pagani de Gisorz et nobilis matrona Mathildis filius” confirmed donations to Pontoise Saint-Martin made by “avus eius Godefridus Dives et uxor eius Richildis[348].  The fact that Mathilde’s husband is called “de Gisors” in these charters, an epithet which was not applied to Geoffroy “le Riche”, suggests that it may have been Mathilde herself who was the daughter of Geoffroy “le Riche”, although no primary source has yet been identified which confirms beyond all doubt that this hypothesis is correct.  "Hugo vicecomes de Calvomonte...Paganus de Gisortio et uxor eius Mathilde et filii eorum Hugo et Hervæus et Richildis et Idonea sorores eorum" consented to the donation by "Hubertus Bucellus moriens" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1110/24][349].  "Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed donations to Saint-Martin de Pontoise made by "Theobaldus, Pagani de Gisors et nobilis matronæ Mathildis filius...Godefridus Dives et Richildis uxor eius...Paganus de Gisortio uxorque eius Mathildis...Hugo filius Pagani mortuus sepelitur in æde S Martini, Mathildis eius relicta et Theobaudus frater..." by charter dated to [1149][350]

Thibaut [I] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         HUGUES [II] de Gisors (-before [1149], bur Pontoise Saint-Martin).  "Hugo vicecomes de Calvomonte...Paganus de Gisortio et uxor eius Mathilde et filii eorum Hugo et Hervæus et Richildis et Idonea sorores eorum" consented to the donation by "Hubertus Bucellus moriens" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1110/24][351]

-        see below

2.         HERVE de Gisors (-after 1123).  "Hugo vicecomes de Calvomonte...Paganus de Gisortio et uxor eius Mathilde et filii eorum Hugo et Hervæus et Richildis et Idonea sorores eorum" consented to the donation by "Hubertus Bucellus moriens" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1110/24][352].  Orderic Vitalis records that "Burchardus de Monte Morencii, aliique prudentes" advised Louis VI King of France not to invade Normandy, dated to 1119, that "Mathæus comes de Bellomonte et Guido de Claromonte...ac Burchardus de Monte Morentii" led the invasion, that “Burchardum ac Otmundum et Albericum de Marolio“ were captured in battle at Brémule, and that “Burcardum ac Herveium de Gisortis...quia homines utriusque regis erant” were released by Henry I King of England[353].  Orderic Vitalis records that Henry I King of England hurried from "Ponte-Aldemari" to "Gisortis", that “Hugo, Pagani filius, cum Stephano Moritolii consule“ was ignorant of events involving his father and was still loyal to the king, who granted him his father’s honours after disinheriting “Herveio filio suo”, dated to 1123[354].  Orderic’s reference to the disinheritance of Hervé in favour of Hugues suggests that the former was the older brother.  However, the charter dated [1110/24] quoted above indicates that Hugues was older than Hervé. 

3.         RICHILDE de Gisors (-[after 1149]).  "Hugo vicecomes de Calvomonte...Paganus de Gisortio et uxor eius Mathilde et filii eorum Hugo et Hervæus et Richildis et Idonea sorores eorum" consented to the donation by "Hubertus Bucellus moriens" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1110/24][355].  A charter dated 25 Mar [1148] records that “uxor ipsius...Matildis et frater defuncti...Theobaldus atque soror ipsius...Richildis” donated “decimam moltura molendinorum suorum...apud Gisorcium” to Pontoise Saint-Martin the day when “Hugo filius Pagani de Nealfo” was buried at the church, witnessed by “Hugo Vicecomes de Caluomonte, Hugo de Marinis et filius eius Theobaudus, Richardus de Bauterluto et Willelmus et Herueus fratres eius...Drogo de Conflentio et Gauterius frater eius[356]

4.         IDOINE de Gisors (-after [1110/24]).  "Hugo vicecomes de Calvomonte...Paganus de Gisortio et uxor eius Mathilde et filii eorum Hugo et Hervæus et Richildis et Idonea sorores eorum" consented to the donation by "Hubertus Bucellus moriens" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1110/24][357].  Depoin says that "Idoine (surnom donné à une fillette avant son baptême, à cause de son intelligence précoce) n’est autre que Marguerite femme de Guillaume Aiguillon II de Trie morte en 1147"[358].  However, the name Idoine was also given to the daughter of Hugues [II], which suggests that it may have been a family name and that Idoine, sister of Hugues [II], may not have been the same daughter as Marguerite. 

5.         MARGUERITE de Gisors (-1147).  "Margarita uxor Willelmi Aculeii de Treja" donated property to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise on her deathbed, with the advice of "fratris sui Theobaudi de Gisortio" for the soul of "viri sui Willelmi", and in the presence of "frater eius Theobaldus et quatuor filiæ suæ Oda…et Ydonea et Adelaidis et Mathildis" by charter dated 1147, which specifies that "Ingelramnus filius" was not present because "Theobaldus avunculus eius" prevented him[359]m GUILLAUME [II] "Aiguillon" de Chaumont, son of DREUX de Chaumont & his wife --- (-[1147]). 

6.         THIBAUT [II] de Gisors (-27 Jan after [1181/85]).  A charter dated 25 Mar [1148] records that “uxor ipsius...Matildis et frater defuncti...Theobaldus atque soror ipsius...Richildis” donated “decimam moltura molendinorum suorum...apud Gisorcium” to Pontoise Saint-Martin the day when “Hugo filius Pagani de Nealfo” was buried at the church, witnessed by “Hugo Vicecomes de Caluomonte, Hugo de Marinis et filius eius Theobaudus, Richardus de Bauterluto et Willelmus et Herueus fratres eius...Drogo de Conflentio et Gauterius frater eius[360].  "Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed donations to Saint-Martin de Pontoise made by "Theobaldus, Pagani de Gisors et nobilis matronæ Mathildis filius...Godefridus Dives et Richildis uxor eius...Paganus de Gisortio uxorque eius Mathildis...Hugo filius Pagani mortuus sepelitur in æde S Martini, Mathildis eius relicta et Theobaudus frater..." by charter dated to [1149][361].  A charter dated 1150 records that Louis VII King of France exiled "Theobaldum de Gisortio" who went to “villam suam...Beeleium” with “Willelmum abbatem” who took them to the church of Saint-Martin de Pontoise, and that while at Le Bellay "Robertus de Relhi" donated “decimam” with the support of “ipsum Theobaldo uxor eius Rohaidis et sororia ejus Mathildis quæ fuerat uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Theobaldi et filius eiusdem Mathildis Johannes nepos Theobaldi et soror Johannis Idonea[362].  "Dnum Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed an agreement between Saint-Martin de Pontoise and "Dnum Theobaldum de Ronkerolis" as well as the donation of “decima de Arunvilla” made by “Dnam Mathildem quæ fuit uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Dni Theobaldi graviter infirmari apud Charz”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre suo, nepote domni Theobaudi, ipsoque Theobaudo”, by charter dated to [1151/61], witnessed by “Gauterius de Insula miles, Hugo de Banterluto nepos Domini Theobaudi...[363].  Louis VII King of France wrote to “fideli suo T. de Gisortio” regarding “loqui de verbo...inter Milonem de Livis et nepotem suum” dated 1161[364], indicating that the king had been reconciled with Thibaut.  A charter dated to [1176] records that "Theobaldus de Gisurcio" had donated “ecclesia de Charz” to Pontoise Saint-Martin, but later donated it to Saint-Denis, and confirms the settlement of the dispute[365].  A charter dated to [1181/85] records the presence of "dno Theobaldo de Gisorcio" in a judgment given by the Pope’s representative against Pontoise Saint-Martin[366].  The necrology of Pontoise Saint-Martin records the death “VI Kal Feb” of “Theobaldus de Gisortio[367]m ROHESE, daughter of --- (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that Louis VII King of France exiled "Theobaldum de Gisortio" who went to “villam suam...Beeleium” with “Willelmum abbatem” who took them to the church of Saint-Martin de Pontoise, and that while at Le Bellay "Robertus de Relhi" donated “decimam” with the support of “ipsum Theobaldo uxor eius Rohaidis et sororia ejus Mathildis quæ fuerat uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Theobaldi et filius eiusdem Mathildis Johannes nepos Theobaldi et soror Johannis Idonea[368].  Depoin suggests that she was Rohese de Bulles, daughter of Lancelin [II] de Beauvais Seigneur de Bulles & his wife Agnes de Dammartin, because Thibaut de Gisors was helped by Guillaume de Mello abbot of Pontoise Saint-Martin during a dispute with Louis VII King of France, Abbot Guillaume being the brother of Dreux [II] Seigneur de Mello who had married the sister of Rohese de Bulles[369].  From a chronological point of view, this is unlikely to be correct as Rohese de Bulles was named in a charter dated 1114, so could have been considerably older than Thibaut de Gisors. 

7.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1151/61] under which "Dnum Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed an agreement between Saint-Martin de Pontoise and "Dnum Theobaldum de Ronkerolis" as well as the donation of “decima de Arunvilla” made by “Dnam Mathildem quæ fuit uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Dni Theobaldi graviter infirmari apud Charz”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre suo, nepote domni Theobaudi, ipsoque Theobaudo”, by charter dated to [1151/61], witnessed by “Gauterius de Insula miles, Hugo de Banterluto nepos Domini Theobaudi...[370]m RICHARD [I] de Banterlu, son of THIERRY [de Bantelu] & his wife ---. 

 

 

HUGUES [II] de Gisors, son of PAYEN de Gisors & his wife Mathilde --- (-before [1149], bur Pontoise Saint-Martin).  "Hugo vicecomes de Calvomonte...Paganus de Gisortio et uxor eius Mathilde et filii eorum Hugo et Hervæus et Richildis et Idonea sorores eorum" consented to the donation by "Hubertus Bucellus moriens" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1110/24][371].  Orderic Vitalis records that Henry I King of England hurried from "Ponte-Aldemari" to "Gisortis", that “Hugo, Pagani filius“ was ignorant of events involving his father and was still loyal to the king in fighting “Stephano Moritolii consule”, who granted him his father’s honours after disinheriting “Herveio filio suo”, dated to 1123[372].  "Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed donations to Saint-Martin de Pontoise made by "Theobaldus, Pagani de Gisors et nobilis matronæ Mathildis filius...Godefridus Dives et Richildis uxor eius...Paganus de Gisortio uxorque eius Mathildis...Hugo filius Pagani mortuus sepelitur in æde S Martini, Mathildis eius relicta et Theobaudus frater..." by charter dated to [1149][373].  

m MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after [1151/61]).  A charter dated 25 Mar [1148] records that “uxor ipsius...Matildis et frater defuncti...Theobaldus atque soror ipsius...Richildis” donated “decimam moltura molendinorum suorum...apud Gisorcium” to Pontoise Saint-Martin the day when “Hugo filius Pagani de Nealfo” was buried at the church, witnessed by “Hugo Vicecomes de Caluomonte, Hugo de Marinis et filius eius Theobaudus, Richardus de Bauterluto et Willelmus et Herueus fratres eius...Drogo de Conflentio et Gauterius frater eius[374].  "Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed donations to Saint-Martin de Pontoise made by "Theobaldus, Pagani de Gisors et nobilis matronæ Mathildis filius...Godefridus Dives et Richildis uxor eius...Paganus de Gisortio uxorque eius Mathildis...Hugo filius Pagani mortuus sepelitur in æde S Martini, Mathildis eius relicta et Theobaudus frater..." by charter dated to [1149][375].  A charter dated 1150 records that Louis VII King of France exiled "Theobaldum de Gisortio" who went to “villam suam...Beeleium” with “Willelmum abbatem” who took them to the church of Saint-Martin de Pontoise, and that while at Le Bellay "Robertus de Relhi" donated “decimam” with the support of “ipsum Theobaldo uxor eius Rohaidis et sororia ejus Mathildis quæ fuerat uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Theobaldi et filius eiusdem Mathildis Johannes nepos Theobaldi et soror Johannis Idonea[376].  "Dnum Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed an agreement between Saint-Martin de Pontoise and "Dnum Theobaldum de Ronkerolis" as well as the donation of “decima de Arunvilla” made by “Dnam Mathildem quæ fuit uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Dni Theobaldi graviter infirmari apud Charz”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre suo, nepote domni Theobaudi, ipsoque Theobaudo”, by charter dated to [1151/61], witnessed by “Gauterius de Insula miles, Hugo de Banterluto nepos Domini Theobaudi...[377]

Hugues [II] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         JEAN de Gisors (-11 Aug [1216]).  A charter dated 1150 records that Louis VII King of France exiled "Theobaldum de Gisortio" who went to “villam suam...Beeleium” with “Willelmum abbatem” who took them to the church of Saint-Martin de Pontoise, and that while at Le Bellay "Robertus de Relhi" donated “decimam” with the support of “ipsum Theobaldo uxor eius Rohaidis et sororia ejus Mathildis quæ fuerat uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Theobaldi et filius eiusdem Mathildis Johannes nepos Theobaldi et soror Johannis Idonea[378].  "Dnum Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed an agreement between Saint-Martin de Pontoise and "Dnum Theobaldum de Ronkerolis" as well as the donation of “decima de Arunvilla” made by “Dnam Mathildem quæ fuit uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Dni Theobaldi graviter infirmari apud Charz”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre suo, nepote domni Theobaudi, ipsoque Theobaudo”, by charter dated to [1151/61], witnessed by “Gauterius de Insula miles, Hugo de Banterluto nepos Domini Theobaudi...[379].  "Johannes de Gisorcio" donated “terram...apud granchiam de Campinoliis...et...terram...de territorio de Serefontaine” to Val Notre-Dame abbey by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “...Galterus de Insula...[380].  “Johannes de Gisortio” exchanged a donation to Pontoise Saint-Martin made by “matrem meam dominam Mathildam de Gisortio”, for the souls of “Hugonis de Gisortio patris mei et venerabilis Dne Mathildis matris meæ”, by charter dated 1175, witnessed by “Dnus Engelramnus Aculeus cognatus meus germanus, Domnus Galo de Calvomonte sororius meus...[381]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES [III] de Gisors .  "Hugo de Gysorcio miles" confirmed donations to Pontoise Saint-Martin made by “Dni Theobaldi de Gisorcio patrui mei et Dni Johannis de Gisorz patris mei”, by charter dated Jul 1218[382]

2.         IDOINE de Gisors (-[1208]).  A charter dated 1150 records that Louis VII King of France exiled "Theobaldum de Gisortio" who went to “villam suam...Beeleium” with “Willelmum abbatem” who took them to the church of Saint-Martin de Pontoise, and that while at Le Bellay "Robertus de Relhi" donated “decimam” with the support of “ipsum Theobaldo uxor eius Rohaidis et sororia ejus Mathildis quæ fuerat uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Theobaldi et filius eiusdem Mathildis Johannes nepos Theobaldi et soror Johannis Idonea[383].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by an undated charter under which “Johannes de Gysorcio” donated revenue from “furno meo de Chars” to Livry, for the soul of “Anselli nepotis mei”, witnessed by “Guillelmus de Garlanda, Odo de Gysorcio...[384].  “Guillelmus de Garlanda” donated land “de nemore Talebot et medietatem nemoris de Genesvilla” to Jumièges, with the consent of “Ydonie uxoris mee et Guillelmi filii mei primogeniti”, by charter dated 26 Aug 1188[385].  “Idonea” donated property to Livry, for the soul of “Vuillelmi de Garlanda quondam viri mei et...filiorum meorum maxime pro anima filii mei Theobaldi pro quo abbatia constructa est”, with the consent of “Vuillelmi filii mei”, by charter dated Sep 1205[386]m GUILLAUME [IV] de Garlande, son of GUILLAUME [III] de Garlande & his wife Agnes --- (-after 26 Aug 1188). 

3.         THIBAUT .  "Dnum Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed an agreement between Saint-Martin de Pontoise and "Dnum Theobaldum de Ronkerolis" as well as the donation of “decima de Arunvilla” made by “Dnam Mathildem quæ fuit uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Dni Theobaldi graviter infirmari apud Charz”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre suo, nepote domni Theobaudi, ipsoque Theobaudo”, by charter dated to [1151/61], witnessed by “Gauterius de Insula miles, Hugo de Banterluto nepos Domini Theobaudi...[387]

4.         [MATHILDE (-after 1199).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1175 under which “Johannes de Gisortio” exchanged a donation to Pontoise Saint-Martin made by “matrem meam dominam Mathildam de Gisortio”, witnessed by “Dnus Engelramnus Aculeus cognatus meus germanus, Domnus Galo de Calvomonte sororius meus...[388], although it is possible that Mathilde was born from an otherwise second marriage of her mother.  "Domina Matildis de Chaumont" donated harvest from property "in grangia sua de Latroe" to Paris Hôtel-Dieu, with the consent of "Hugo de Chaumunt prefate domine filius et heres et uxor mea Petronilla", by charter dated 1199[389]m GALON [III] Vicomte de Chaumont, son of HUGUES [I] “Strabo” Vicomte de Chaumont & his wife Luce --- (-[1175/82]).]

 

 

 

F.      SIRES de L'ISLE-ADAM

 

 

L’Isle-Adam is located south-west of Beaumont-sur-Oise, on the banks of the river Oise in the direction of Méry.  The first family of seigneurs de l’Isle, in which the name Adam was used repeatedly, applied this name to their property which became known as l’Isle-Adam.  The seigneurie passed to the Villiers family in the early 14th century on marriage with the heiress of the original family. 

 

 

1.         ADAM [II] de l'Isle (-[1092/93]).  "Dominus Adam et Philippus suus filius nec non et uxor Philippi" donated property "apud insulam in tuwi sua" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1092], in which "Ansoldo fratre domini Adæ…Fulcone filio Alberici" are recorded as present[390]m ---.  The name of Adam's wife is not known.  Adam [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         PHILIPPE (-after 1093).  "Dominus Adam et Philippus suus filius nec non et uxor Philippi" donated property "apud insulam in tuwi sua" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1092], in which "Ansoldo fratre domini Adæ…Fulcone filio Alberici" are recorded as present[391].  "Philippo de Insula..." witnessed the charter dated 1093 under which Louis, son of Philippe I King of France, donated fisheries to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise[392]m ---.  "Dominus Adam et Philippus suus filius nec non et uxor Philippi" donated property "apud insulam in tuwi sua" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1092], in which "Ansoldo fratre domini Adæ…Fulcone filio Alberici" are recorded as present[393].  The name of Philippe's wife is not known. 

b)         ADAM [III] (-before [1110]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m ADELISE, daughter of ---.  "...Adelissa mater Anselini domini Insulæ..." witnessed the charter dated to [1110] under which "Balduinus de Lislula" donated "censum...juxta Mainoldivillam" to Pontoise Saint-Martin on his deathbed[394].  Adam [III] & his wife had two children:

i)          ANSEAU [I] (-18 Mar before 1162)Sire de l'Isle.  He founded the abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Val before 1127.  "Ansellus de Insula" granted duty exemptions to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxoris illius Mabillæ filiorumque suorum Adæ atque Theobaldi", by charter dated 1149[395]

-         see below

ii)         ADAM (-after 14 Dec [1137/38]).  "…Adam frater Anselli de Insula Adam…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Dec [1137/1138] under which "Hugo cognomine Tyrellus" renounced rights over income from land at Bouffémont in favour of Saint-Martin-des-Champs[396]

2.         ANSEAU .  "Dominus Adam et Philippus suus filius nec non et uxor Philippi" donated property "apud insulam in tuwi sua" to Saint-Martin-de-Pontoise by charter dated to [1092], in which "Ansoldo fratre domini Adæ…Fulcone filio Alberici" are recorded as present[397]m ---.  The name of Anseau's wife is not known.  Anseau & his wife had one child:

a)         EUDES "le Roux" .  1125. 

 

 

ANSEAU [I] de l’Isle, son of ADAM [III] de l’Isle & his wife --- (-18 Mar before 1162)Sire de l'Isle.  He founded the abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Val before 1127.  "Ansellus de Insula" granted duty exemptions to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxoris illius Mabillæ filiorumque suorum Adæ atque Theobaldi", by charter dated 1149[398].  The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "XV Kal Apr" of "Ansellus dominus de Insula"[399]

m MABILIE, daughter of ---.  "Ansellus de Insula" granted duty exemptions to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxoris illius Mabillæ filiorumque suorum Adæ atque Theobaldi", by charter dated 1149[400].  According to Père Anselme, she was Mabiliefille de Lancelin de Beauvais et d’Alix de Bulles”, but he cites no primary source[401].  The names Lancelin and Manassès, introduced into the Isle-Adam family after this marriage, do suggest a connection with the Bulles family.  However, no mention has been found of the involvement of the Isle-Adam family in the complicated question of the inheritance of the seigneurie de Bulles during the 12th century.

Anseau [I] & his wife had six children: 

1.         ADAM [IV] (-[1189]).  "Ansellus de Insula" granted duty exemptions to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxoris illius Mabillæ filiorumque suorum Adæ atque Theobaldi", by charter dated 1149[402]Sire de l'Isle.  He joined the Fourth Crusade in 1189.  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[403].  “M[anasserius] de Insula” notified a donation of revenue to Canterbury, for the souls of “parentum meorum Anselini et Mabilie et fratris mei Adam et filii eius Anselini et aliorum fratrum meorum Ade...et Lancelini[i]”, with the consent of “frater meus Adam de Insula...et filius eius Anselinus”, by charter dated to [1179/89][404]m (before 1166) as her second husband, ADELA de Corbeil, widow of --- Seigneur d'Andresel, daughter of BAUDOUIN [V] de Corbeil & his wife --- (-10 May [1184/86]).  Her first and second marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 14 May 1190 under which [her son] “Ansellus de Insula” granted toll exemptions to Bon Port Notre-Dame, with the consent of “uxoris mee Eve et Ade fratris mei et Mabille sororis mei”, witnessed by “Albertus de Andresel frater meus, Manasserius de Insula avunculus meus...[405].  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[406].  The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "VI Id May" of "Adeleidis uxor Ade de Insula"[407].  Adam [IV] & his wife had five children: 

a)         ANSEAU [II] de l’Isle (-Jan 1220)M[anasserius] de Insula” notified a donation of revenue to Canterbury, for the souls of “parentum meorum Anselini et Mabilie et fratris mei Adam et filii eius Anselini et aliorum fratrum meorum Ade...et Lancelini[i]”, with the consent of “frater meus Adam de Insula...et filius eius Anselinus”, by charter dated to [1179/89][408].  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[409].  “Ansellus de Gallanda” granted privileges to “burgensibus meis de Turnomio”, with the consent of “Sofie uxoris mee et Johannis fratris mei”, by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Sofia uxor mea, Johannes frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Aubertus de Andesello, Ansellus de Insula…"[410]m firstly ALIX de Beaumont, daughter of MATHIEU [II] Comte de Beaumont & his second wife Adela Dame de Luzarches (-4 Dec before 1186).  "Matheus comes Bellimontis et dominus Valesie" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Elienoris comitisse uxoris sue filie Radulphi comitis Perone" for the souls of "Aelidis sororis mee et…fratrum suorum Philepi, Mathei, Johannis" by charter dated 1176[411].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1 Jan/13 Apr 1186 or 1 Jan/29 Mar 1187 under which "Adam de Insula dominus" donated property with the consent of "filiis meis Anselmo, Theobaldo, Adam" to the priory of Saint-Léonor "pro anima Aelidis sororis Mathei comitis Bellimontis…Anselmo predicto filio meo conjuncta", witnessed by "Mathei comitis Bellimontis et Valesie domini"[412].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “II Non Dec” of “Aalis de Insula, soror comitis Bellimontis[413].  "Matheus comes Bellimontes" confirmed the donation by "Philippus frater meus" to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise in memory of "Mathei patris mei et Mathildis matris mee fratrumque nostrorum Mathei et Johannis sororumque nostrarum quarum ultraque dicta fuit Aalildis" by charter dated 1195[414]m secondly (before 1192) EVA de Garlande, daughter of ANSEAU de Garlande & his wife Rancie ---.  “Ansellus de Gallanda" donated annual revenue to "monachis ecclesie Beati Dyonisii de Turnomio”, with the consent of “Johannis fratris sui”, for the soul of “matris sue domne Rancie”, by charter dated 1192, which also records a similar donation by "Agnes…soror eorum" with the consent of "domni Auberti de Andresel mariti sui" and by "Eva soror eorum" with the consent of "mariti sui Anselli de Insula"[415]

-        SIRES de L'ISLE-ADAM[416]

b)         THIBAUT .  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[417]

c)         ADAM .  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[418]

d)         AVELINE .  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[419]

e)         MABILIE .  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[420]

2.         THIBAUT .  "Ansellus de Insula" granted duty exemptions to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxoris illius Mabillæ filiorumque suorum Adæ atque Theobaldi", by charter dated 1149[421]

3.         ADAM .  “M[anasserius] de Insula” notified a donation of revenue to Canterbury, for the souls of “parentum meorum Anselini et Mabilie et fratris mei Adam et filii eius Anselini et aliorum fratrum meorum Ade...et Lancelini[i]”, with the consent of “frater meus Adam de Insula...et filius eius Anselinus”, by charter dated to [1179/89][422].  This document shows that Ancelin [I] had two sons named Adam. 

4.         LANCELIN .  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[423].  Deacon at Beauvais 1177/95.  “M[anasserius] de Insula” notified a donation of revenue to Canterbury, for the souls of “parentum meorum Anselini et Mabilie et fratris mei Adam et filii eius Anselini et aliorum fratrum meorum Ade...et Lancelini[i]”, with the consent of “frater meus Adam de Insula...et filius eius Anselinus”, by charter dated to [1179/89][424]

5.         MANASSES (-after 1202).  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[425].  “M[anasserius] de Insula” notified a donation of revenue to Canterbury, for the souls of “parentum meorum Anselini et Mabilie et fratris mei Adam et filii eius Anselini et aliorum fratrum meorum Ade...et Lancelini[i]”, with the consent of “frater meus Adam de Insula...et filius eius Anselinus”, by charter dated to [1179/89][426].  “Ansellus de Insula” granted toll exemptions to Bon Port Notre-Dame, with the consent of “uxoris mee Eve et Ade fratris mei et Mabille sororis mei” by charter dated 14 May 1190, witnessed by “Albertus de Andresel frater meus, Manasserius de Insula avunculus meus...[427]m AMELIE de Milly, daughter of ROBERT de Milly & his wife Regina --- (-after 1202).  A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[428].  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter of Variville dated 1202 which names “Manasses de Insula miles, Roberti de Milliaco gener, propter Emiliam[429]Manassès & his wife had four children: 

a)         ROBERT de l’Isle (-after Aug 1209).  "Robertus de Insula" donated harvest to Paris Hôtel-Dieu, with the consent of "Ansellus dominus meus de Insula...et dominus Robertus de Miliaco dominus meus et avunculus", by charter dated Aug 1209[430]Seigneur de Nourard-le-Franc et de Montreuil-sur-Brèche 1209. 

b)         MANASSES .  1210. 

c)         JEAN .  1210. 

d)         THIBAUT .  1210. 

6.         ADAM .  "Adam de Insula" donated property to Valle Sainte-Marie, for the soul of "Aalis uxoris mee", with the consent of "fratrorum meorum…Lancelini, Manasse et Adam, filiorumque meorum Anselli, Teobaldi, Adam, et filiarum mearum Aveline et Mabilie", by undated charter[431].  1182.  Monk.

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de MONTFORT-l'AMAURY

 

 

Dion suggested that the castles of Montfort and Epernon were constructed as twin protection for the castle of Saint-Léger-en-Yvelines, which was a preferred residence of Robert II King of France and lay approximately equidistant between Montfort to the north towards Paris and Epernon to the south in the direction of Chartres[432].  As noted below, the construction of both castles was probably started in the early 11th century.  The seigneurs de Montfort-l'Amaury were vassals of the comtes de Beaumont[sur-Oise], as shown by the charter dated to before 1091 under which "Mainerium, fratrem Symonis de Monte Forti" donated property, with the consent of "…comiteque Belli Montis Ivonis"[433].  After the death in 1118 of Guillaume “Crespin” Comte d’Evreux (see the document NORMANDY NOBILITY), the county of Evreux passed to his nephew Amaury Seigneur de Montfort, although Orderic Vitalis records that Henry I King of England "took the county of Evreux into his own hands" because Amaury "had forfeited the king's favour by his effrontery"[434].  Orderic records that Amaury led a major rebellion and captured the town of Evreux[435], after which King Henry besieged the castle, before the two parties were reconciled by King Henry's nephew Thibaut Comte de Blois[436], when Amaury’s succession as Comte d'Evreux was confirmed.  The seigneurie de Montfort was elevated to the status of a county in [1223/26] in favour of Amaury de Montfort Duc de Narbonne, Comte de Toulouse, et Seigneur de Montfort, as compensation for the loss of territories in the south-west of France[437].  The corresponding act has not survived, but Amaury is described as "Amalricus...comes Montisfortis et Leycestrie" in a charter for Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay dated May 1226[438].  The county of Montfort was inherited by Amaury’s grand-daughter who married Robert [IV] Comte de Dreux, who granted it to their daughter Yolande wife of Arthur II Duke of Brittany. 

 

 

1.         [GUILLAUME [de Hainaut], son of --- .  Orderic Vitalis names "Guillelmi Hanoensis" as father of "Amalrici senioris de Monte-Forti", when recording a visit by Henri I King of France to Fécamp on the advice of Amaury, dated to [1032][439].  The accuracy of the information is uncertain, although presumably it cannot be dismissed entirely.  Dion suggests that he was a cousin of Reginar [IV] Comte de Hainaut[440].  No other trace of such a person has yet been found.]  m --- dame de Nogent, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by an apparently incomplete fragmentary passage of the mid-12th century continuation of the Historia of Monk Aimon which records that, during the reign of Robert II King of France, [name omitted] fortified "Sparnonem et Montifortem" and married "de Novigento dominam"[441].  One child: 

a)         AMAURY de Montfort (-after Apr 1052).  An apparently incomplete fragmentary passage of the mid-12th century continuation of the Historia of Monk Aimon records that, during the reign of Robert II King of France, [name omitted] was granted “Benia” taken from “dominio Sancti Germani”, fortified "Sparnonem et Montifortem", married "de Novigento dominam" by whom he fathered "unum filium...Almaricum", who in turn was father of "duos filios...Simonem et Almaricum", Simon being the father of “Almaricum de Monteforti et Bertrandam comitissam Andegavensem[442].  “Comes Ivo de Bello monte, Ebo miles, Guarinus miles Parisius, Almaricus miles de Monteforte” witnessed the charter dated 1022 under which Robert II King of France confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Mesmin de Micy[443].  “…Almarici de Monteforti…” witnessed the charter dated 1028 under which Robert II King of France confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Mesmin de Micy[444].  Robert II King of France confirmed the donation of "Manasses comes" to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated 4 Feb 1031, signed by "…Manasses comitis, Hilduini comitis fratris eius, filorum eius Manassis et Hilduini, Burcardo de Montemorenciaco, Evrardi filii Hilduini de Britoglio, Amalrici de Monteforti, Milonis de Caprosa…"[445].  He began the building of the castle of Montfort l'Amaury, which was finished by his son[446].  Orderic Vitalis records that Henri I King of France visited Fécamp, dated to [1032], on the advice of "Amalrici senioris de Monte-Forti, filii Guillelmi Hanoensis"[447].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Amalricus de Sparnoto, Simon et Mainerius filii eius...[448]"Amalricus miles" founded the priory of Saint-Thomas d’Epernon, with the consent of "conjugis mee…Bertredis…et filiorum meorum…Simonis…atque Mainerii", by charter dated [11 Apr 1052/Jul 1053][449]m BERTRADE, daughter of --- (-after Apr 1052).  "Amalricus miles" founded the priory of Saint-Thomas d’Epernon, with the consent of "conjugis mee…Bertredis…et filiorum meorum…Simonis…atque Mainerii", by charter dated [11 Apr 1052/Jul 1053][450].  Amaury & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          SIMON de Montfort (-25 Sep [1087], bur Epernon).  "Amalricus miles" founded the priory of Saint-Thomas d’Epernon, with the consent of "conjugis mee…Bertredis…et filiorum meorum…Simonis…atque Mainerii", by charter dated [11 Apr 1052/Jul 1053][451]Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury. 

-         see below

ii)         MAINIER de Montfort (-before 1091).  "Amalricus miles" founded the priory of Saint-Thomas d’Epernon, with the consent of "conjugis mee…Bertredis…et filiorum meorum…Simonis…atque Mainerii", by charter dated [11 Apr 1052/Jul 1053][452].  Seigneur d'Epernon. 

-         SEIGNEURS d’EPERNON

iii)        [EVA (-23 Jan 1099, bur Bec abbey).  Her possible affiliation is explained in the Complete Peerage[453].  The Chronicon Beccensis Abbatiæ records that "tempore S. Anselmi abbatis Becci tres matronæ nobiles…Basilia uxor Hugonis de Gornaco, et Amfrida neptis ipsius Basiliæ, et Eva uxor Guillelmi Crispini" entered Bec and lived at the abbey, adding that they died on three consecutive Sundays "Amfrida Basiliæ neptis...minor...ætate, virgo…IV Non Jan, qua sepulta…Basilia domina eius…XVII Kal Feb…tertia Eva…X Kal Feb...post mortem...viri sui Guillermi Crispini...Beccique usque ad finem vitæ...perseuerauit"[454].  Gurney dates the passage to [1099/1100][455]m GUILLAUME Crispin, son of GILBERT [I] Crispin & his wife Gunnora --- (-Bec 8 Jan 1074).] 

 

 

SIMON de Montfort, son of AMAURY [I] Seigneur de Montfort & his wife Bertrade --- (-25 Sep [1087], bur Epernon[456]).  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Amalricus de Sparnoto, Simon et Mainerius filii eius...[457]"Amalricus miles" founded the priory of Saint-Thomas d’Epernon, with the consent of "conjugis mee…Bertredis…et filiorum meorum…Simonis…atque Mainerii", by charter dated [11 Apr 1052/Jul 1053][458].  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Montfort and completed the construction of the castle known as Montfort-l'Amaury which was started by his father[459].  "…Simon de Monte forti…" witnessed the charter dated 29 May 1067 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the possessions of Saint-Martin-des-Champs[460].  Orderic Vitalis records the death of “Simon de Monteforti, gener Ricardi comitis Ebroicensium”, dated to 1087 from the context[461].  "Mainerium, fratrem Symonis de Monte Forti" donated property, with the consent of "Simone fratre eius comiteque Belli Montis Ivonis", by charter dated to before 1091, which also names "domnus Simon, filio suo Amalrico"[462]

m firstly ISABELLE de Broyes dame de Nogent-le-Roi, daughter of HUGUES [I] "Bardoul" de Broyes & his [first wife ---].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1160 under which Louis VII King of France confirmed donations to the abbey of Colombs near Nogent, including donations made by "Hugo…Bardulfus…et Simon de Monteforti gener eius et successor"[463].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.   The Historia of Monk Aimon records that "dominam de Novigento" married the lord of "Montifortem et Sparnomum", although the passage is confused as it appears to refer to the paternal grandparents of Simon, husband of Isabelle[464]

m secondly ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

m thirdly AGNES d'Evreux, daughter of RICHARD Comte d'Evreux [Normandie] & his wife Godechildis ---.  Orderic Vitalis records that “Radulfus...de Conchis filius Rogerii de Toenia” kidnapped “Agnetem uterinam sororem suam, Ricardi Ebroicensium comitis filiam” by night and married her to “Simoni de Monteforti”, who in exchange granted “filiam eiusdem Simonis...Isabel” to Raoul[465].  In other passages he names her and specifies that she was the daughter of Richard and sister of Guillaume[466]

Simon & his first wife had three children: 

1.         AMAURY de Montfort (1056-killed in battle [1089]).  "Mainerium, fratrem Symonis de Monte Forti" donated property, with the consent of "Simone fratre eius comiteque Belli Montis Ivonis", by charter dated to before 1091, which also names "domnus Simon, filio suo Amalrico"[467].  He succeeded his father in [1087] as Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury.  Orderic Vitalis records that, two years after the death of King William I [1089], “Ascelinus cognomento Goellus” captured “arcem Ibreii” from “Guillelmo Bretoliensi domino suo” and surrendered it to Duke Robert who resold it to Guillaume de Breteuil for “MD libras”, triggering a lengthy war, during which “Almaricus de Monteforti qui Fortis” attacked the lands of Guillaume but was killed[468]

2.         ISABELLE de Montfort .  Orderic Vitalis records that “Radulfus...de Conchis filius Rogerii de Toenia” kidnapped “Agnetem uterinam sororem suam, Ricardi Ebroicensium comitis filiam” by night and married her to “Simoni de Monteforti”, who in exchange granted “filiam eiusdem Simonis...Isabel” to Raoul[469].  Her parentage is suggested by a charter dated 1160 under which Louis VII King of France confirmed donations to the abbey of Colombs near Nogent, including donations made by "Hugo Bardulfus castri Nouigenti…aliique eorum successores…Simon de Montisforti, et Radulfus iunior de Toneio et Rogerius filius eius…et Simon de Monteforti gener eius et successor"[470].  Orderic Vitalis records that “Elizabeth...uxor et Rogerius atque Radulfus filii eius” consented to the donations to Ouche made by “Radulfus...de Conchis filius Rogerii de Toenia...Normannorum...signifer[471].  Dame de Nogent-le-Roi.  Orderic Vitalis calls her "Isabel de Conches", says she was "generous, daring and gay" but "in war she rode armed as a knight among the knights", and recounts that Helvise Ctss d'Evreux was offended by her "slighting remarks" which led to a bitter war between their husbands[472].  After her husband died, she repented "the mortal sin of luxury in which she had indulged in her youth" and became a nun at Haute-Bruyère[473]m RAOUL [III] de Tosny Sire de Conches, son of ROGER [I] de Conches & his [first wife ---] (-24 Mar [1102], bur Conches Saint-Pierre). 

3.         GUILLAUME de Montfort (-27 Aug 1101).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He was elected Bishop of Paris in 1095, consecrated in 1096[474]

Simon & his third wife had four children:

4.         RICHARD de Montfort (-killed in battle [Nov 1092], bur Epernon).  Orderic Vitalis records that “Ricardus frater eius” succeeded after the death of “Almaricus de Monteforti qui Fortis” and relentlessly took vengeance against Guillaume de Breteuil for the death of his brother, dated to 1089[475].  He succeeded his brother as Seigneur de Montfort-l’Amaury.  Orderic Vitalis records the bitter dispute between “Helvisa...comitissa” [wife of Guillaume Comte d’Evreux] and “Isabelem de Conchis”  [wife of Raoul [III] de Tosny] and the war between their husbands which followed, during the course of which “nepotes eius...Guillelmus de Bretolio et Ricardus de Monteforti” supported “Guillelmus comes” and Richard was killed, being buried “Asparlone in cimiterio sancti Thomæ apostoli”, dated to [1090][476]

5.         SIMON [II] de Montfort (-24 or 25 Sep after 1104).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded his brother in [1092] as Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury.  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "VII Kal Oct" of "Symon de Monteforti"[477].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "VIII Kal Oct" of "Simon miles de Monteforti"[478]

6.         BERTRADE de Montfort (-Fontevrault end-1115/1116, bur church of the priory of Hautes-Bruyères, Saint-Remy-l’Honoré, Yvelines).  Her parentage is recorded by Orderic Vitalis[479].  The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses names "Fulconi Richin Andegavensi comiti uxorem suam nomine Bertradam" as second wife of King Philippe whom he abducted from her first husband after repudiating his first wife[480]. Orderic Vitalis records that “Bertrada...Andegavorum comitissa”, fearing that her husband was about to treat her like his previous two wives, sought protection from “Philippo regi Francorum” who repudiated his own wife and married her, the ceremony being conducted by “Odo Bajocensis episcopus[481].   William of Tyre records this marriage[482].  Pope Urban II at the Council of Autun excommunicated the king 16 Oct 1094, confirmed at the Council of Clermont 18/28 Nov 1095[483].  The church finally admitted the validity of the marriage after the Council of Paris 2 Dec 1104[484].  Orderic Vitalis alleges that Bertrade tried to poison her stepson Louis so her own sons could succeed to the throne[485].  "Fulco iunior Andegavensium comes Fulconis comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Fontevraud with the consent of "Bertrade regina matre meo, Philipo fratre meo" by charter dated to [1109/1112/13][486]m firstly (1089, divorced [15 May 1092]) as his fifth wife, FOULQUES IV "le Réchin" Comte d'Anjou, son of GEOFFROY II Comte de Gâtinais, Seigneur de Château-Landon & his wife Ermengarde d'Anjou (1043-14 Apr 1109).  m secondly (Paris 1092, before 27 Oct) bigamously as his second wife, PHILIPPE I King of France, son of HENRI I King of France & his second wife Anna Iaroslavna of Kiev (1052-château de Melun, Seine-et-Marne 30 Jul 1108, bur Abbaye Saint Benoît-sur-Loire).  King Philippe I was excommunicated by Pope Urban II at the Council of Autun 16 Oct 1094 for this bigamous second marriage.  The church finally admitted the validity of the marriage after the Council of Paris 2 Dec 1104. 

7.         AMAURY de Montfort (-[18/19] Apr [1137/38]).  His parentage is recorded by Orderic Vitalis[487].  He succeeded his brother after [1104] as Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury.  He succeeded as Comte d'Evreux.   

-        COMTES d'EVREUX

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de MONTMORENCY

 

 

The Montmorency family was studied by Duchesne in the early 17th century[488].  More recently, the establishment of this family at the castle of Montmorency, and its rise to power between the 11th and 14th centuries, was analysed in detail by Brigitte Bedos[489].  Duchesne records that "la ville de Montmorency" is situated "dessus un Mont à deux lieues de S. Denys sepulchre des Roys et à quatre de Paris"[490]

 

 

[Two possible] brothers, whose descent from the family of the vicomtes d’Orléans (see the document CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY) has been suggested: 

1.         BOUCHARD [I] "le Barbu" de Montmorency (-before 1012).  He inherited a castle on an island in the Seine from his wife (see below).  Robert II King of France granted protection to the abbey of Saint-Denis, confirmed the destruction of the castle held by "Burchardi cognomento Barbati…de feudo sancti Dionysii prope ipsum castrum in insula Sequanæ", inherited "ex sua coniuge, coniugi autem ex marito suo Hugone…Basseth", and the grant of Montmorency (near Fontaine Saint-Valéry) to Bouchard, by charter dated 25 Jan 996[491].  Bedos dated this charter to 25 Jan 1008 and confirmed that it is partly spurious[492].  [Brigitte Bedos identifies "Burchardus", who subscribed a series of charters of Robert II King of France, as Bouchard [I][493]: "…Ottonis comitis, Widonis comitis, Rodulfi comitis, Rainaldi comitis, Burchardi, Odonis vicecomitis" subscribed the charter dated 1005 under which Robert II King of France confirmed possessions of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[494].  "…Buchardus…" subscribed the charter dated 1007 under which Robert II King of France confirmed the foundation of "ecclesia B. Mariæ Bellimontis, non longe sita a castro Patris Martini…in pago Turonico"[495].]  A presumably spurious charter dated Feb 1028 records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d’Anjou granted "castris et dominiis Eroussi, Caprosæ et Marlei", previously held by "Burchardus quondam comes patruus noster et Reginaldus episcopus Parisiensis", to "Burchardo de Montemaurenciaco et Alveriæ uxoris sue et filiis suis Buchardo, Gelduino et Alberico"[496]m as her second husband, ---, widow of HUGUES Basset, daughter of --- (-[1009/12] or after).  Her marriages are confirmed by Duchesne who reproduces the "Chroniques françoises de l’abbaye de sainct Denys" which state that "Bouchard a la Barbe" held a castle "en une Isle de Seine" from "sa femme, et sa femme d’un sien mary qu’elle ut paravant…Huc Basset"[497].  Bouchard [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         BOUCHARD [II] de Montmorency (-after 4 Feb 1031).  "Burchardi filii Burchardi de Montemorenciaco" subscribed the charter dated 1 May 1023 under which Robert II King of France confirmed property of the abbey of Saint-Vaast[498]Seigneur de Montmorency et de Marly. 

-        see below

b)         GELDUIN de Montmorency .  A presumably spurious charter dated Feb 1028 records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d’Anjou granted "castris et dominiis Eroussi, Caprosæ et Marlei", previously held by "Burchardus quondam comes patruus noster et Reginaldus episcopus Parisiensis", to "Burchardo de Montemaurenciaco et Alveriæ uxoris sue et filiis suis Buchardo, Gelduino et Alberico"[499]

c)         AUBRY de Montmorency (-after 1060).  A presumably spurious charter dated Feb 1028 records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d’Anjou granted "castris et dominiis Eroussi, Caprosæ et Marlei", previously held by "Burchardus quondam comes patruus noster et Reginaldus episcopus Parisiensis", to "Burchardo de Montemaurenciaco et Alveriæ uxoris sue et filiis suis Buchardo, Gelduino et Alberico"[500].  Connétable de France until [1060].  "Tetbaldi de Montemorenci, Alberici connestabularii…" subscribed the charter dated 1060 under which Henri I King of France confirmed the restoration of the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris[501].  [m ---.  The name of Aubry’s wife is not known.  Aubry & his wife had two children]: 

i)          [LANDRY (-after [1083/89]).  "Herveus de Montemorenciaco, Hugo comes de Domno Martino, Theodericus filius Fulchardi, Hugo filius suus, Ivo Rufus, Drogo filius Ivonis, Godefredus de Morenciaco Monte, Ivo, Landricus filius Alberici...Arraudus frater Landrici…" witnessed the charter dated to [1083] under which “Fulco” donated the fief he held from the church “in villa...Anetum” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs[502].  According to Duchesne the brothers Landry and Arraud were sons of Aubry de Montmorency Connétable de France[503]"Arroldus de Montemarentii" donated “apud Cebrentum terram...Mons Zelosus” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Odelina uxore sua et Landrico fratre suo” by charter dated to [1083/89], which specifies that “Albericus filius eius et...Odelina et frater defuncti Landricus” confirmed the donation on the day when Arraud was buried at the church[504].] 

ii)         [ARRAUD (-[1083/89]).  "Herveus de Montemorenciaco, Hugo comes de Domno Martino, Theodericus filius Fulchardi, Hugo filius suus, Ivo Rufus, Drogo filius Ivonis, Godefredus de Morenciaco Monte, Ivo, Landricus filius Alberici...Arraudus frater Landrici…" witnessed the charter dated to [1083] under which “Fulco” donated the fief he held from the church “in villa...Anetum” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs[505].  According to Duchesne the brothers Landry and Arraud were sons of Aubry de Montmorency Connétable de France[506]"Arroldus de Montemarentii" donated “apud Cebrentum terram...Mons Zelosus” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Odelina uxore sua et Landrico fratre suo” by charter dated to [1083/89], which specifies that “Albericus filius eius et...Odelina et frater defuncti Landricus” confirmed the donation on the day when Arraud was buried at the church, witnessed by “Nanterus de Montegaio, Paganus frater eius baptismatus Arnulfus...[507]m ODELINE, daughter of ---.  "Arroldus de Montemarentii" donated “apud Cebrentum terram...Mons Zelosus” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Odelina uxore sua et Landrico fratre suo” by charter dated to [1083/89], which specifies that “Albericus filius eius et...Odelina et frater defuncti Landricus” confirmed the donation on the day when Arraud was buried at the church[508].  Arraud & his wife had one child: 

(a)       AUBRY"Arroldus de Montemarentii" donated “apud Cebrentum terram...Mons Zelosus” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Odelina uxore sua et Landrico fratre suo” by charter dated to [1083/89], which specifies that “Albericus filius eius et...Odelina et frater defuncti Landricus” confirmed the donation on the day when Arraud was buried at the church[509]

d)         [EUDES de Montmorency (-after Sep 1069).  “...Odo de Monte Morencii...” witnessed the charter dated to before 1070 (probably before [1055/61]) under which "Teduinus vicecomes castri Mellentis…cum meo filio Gualteri, prænomine autem nuncupato Pagano" confirmed rights in property of "Sancti Petri Gismoensis" to Chartres Saint-Père[510].  Duchesne suggests that he was a son of Bouchard [I] “le Barbu” de Montmorency[511].  However, he could also have been a knight attached to the castle of Montmorency from which he adopted his name.  “...Hermerus præpositus, Odo de Monte Morencio” witnessed the charter dated Sep 1069 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed a donation to Bec made by “Hugo comes filius Waleranni comitis” [Hugues Comte de Meulan][512].  Duchesne says that he was the father of “un autre Eudes qui vivoit soubs le Roy Philippe I” without citing the corresponding primary source[513].  It is assumed that this refers to the charter dated 1096 under which "Burchardus de Montemaurinciaco" confirmed donations made to Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris by "miles…Paganus…a baptismate Walterius et uxor eius a baptismate Hodierna Comitissa nuncupata", witnessed by “milites eius...Hugo filius Theoderici, Odo filius Odonis, Hugo de Warenna, Richardus filius Theoderici...[514]

e)         [FOUCAUD [I] .  He is named by Duchesne as another son of Bouchard [I] “le Barbu” de Montmorency but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[515].  His descendants were studied by Estournet[516].  His connection with the Montmorency family is indicated by the charter dated to [1121] under which [his grandson] “Richardus filius Theoderici de Montmorenciaco” donated the church of Moncelles to Pontoise Saint-Martin, with the consent of "Fulcardo fratre suo"[517], and the charter dated 1122 under which "Fulcardus frater Richardi filii Theoderici de Montemorenciaco" donated other property to the same church on his deathbed[518].]  m ---.  The name of Foucaud's wife is not known.  Foucaud [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          THIERRY"Herveus de Montemorenciaco, Hugo comes de Domno Martino, Theodericus filius Fulchardi, Hugo filius suus, Ivo Rufus, Drogo filius Ivonis, Godefredus de Morenciaco Monte, Ivo, Landricus filius Alberici...Arraudus frater Landrici…" witnessed the charter dated to [1083] under which “Fulco” donated the fief he held from the church “in villa...Anetum” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs[519]m ---.  The name of Thierry’s wife is not known.  Thierry & his wife had two children: 

(a)       HUGUES (-after 1096).  "...Theodericus filius Fulchardi, Hugo filius suus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1083] under which “Fulco” donated the fief he held from the church “in villa...Anetum” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs[520].  "Burchardus de Montemaurinciaco" confirmed donations made to Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris by "miles…Paganus…a baptismate Walterius et uxor eius a baptismate Hodierna Comitissa nuncupata" by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “milites eius...Hugo filius Theoderici, Odo filius Odonis, Hugo de Warenna, Richardus filius Theoderici...[521]

(b)       RICHARD [I] de Bantelu .  "Burchardus de Montemaurinciaco" confirmed donations made to Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris by "miles…Paganus…a baptismate Walterius et uxor eius a baptismate Hodierna Comitissa nuncupata" by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “milites eius...Hugo filius Theoderici, Odo filius Odonis, Hugo de Warenna, Richardus filius Theoderici...[522].  A charter dated 25 Mar [1148] records that “uxor ipsius...Matildis et frater defuncti...Theobaldus atque soror ipsius...Richildis” donated “decimam moltura molendinorum suorum...apud Gisorcium” to Pontoise Saint-Martin the day when “Hugo filius Pagani de Nealfo” was buried at the church, witnessed by “...Richardus de Bauterluto et Willelmus et Herueus fratres eius...[523]m --- de Gisors, daughter of PAYEN de Gisors & his wife Mathilde ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1151/61] under which "Dnum Theobaudus de Gisortio" confirmed an agreement between Saint-Martin de Pontoise and "Dnum Theobaldum de Ronkerolis" as well as the donation of “decima de Arunvilla” made by “Dnam Mathildem quæ fuit uxor Hugonis de Gisortio fratris Dni Theobaldi graviter infirmari apud Charz”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre suo, nepote domni Theobaudi, ipsoque Theobaudo”, by charter dated to [1151/61], witnessed by “Gauterius de Insula miles, Hugo de Banterluto nepos Domini Theobaudi...[524]

-         SEIGNEURS de BANTHELU, SIRES de JUILLY[525]

2.         [AUBRY [I] (-after 987).  Seigneur de Vihiers-en-Anjou.  An undated charter of Saint-Aubin d’Angers recites the history of land at Champigné-sur-Sarthe, recording firstly that "Gaufridus comes filius Fulconis comitis cognomento Rufi" (Geoffroy I "Grisegonelle", Comte d’Anjou from 958 to 987), after his duel with "Hisgaldo clerico apud Mosterolum super mare", brought "de pago Parisiacensi quendam Albericum consanguineum suum" to Anjou and to whom he granted "omnem terram de Vieriis et capellam Sanctæ Mariæ Caritatis"[526]Europäische Stammtafeln dates this grant to 975[527].  ["Adelelmus miles…ac Burcardus…consobrinum meum" donated property, including "prædium in pago Senonico…Villaris…cum ecclesia…beatæ Mariæ", to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, for the souls of "genitore meo Rotberto et genitrice mea…Bertha et pro Burcardo", by charter dated 8 Sep 975, witnessed by "…Alberici…"[528].]  Ménage states that "Alberic de Montmorenci oncle du Connestable de France et fîs de Bouchard I Seigneur de Montmorenci fut Seigneurs de Vihers en Anjou par le don que lui en fît vers 980 Geoffroi Grisegonelle Conte d’Anjou son parent"[529].  The primary source which confirms the relationship has not yet been found, nor the precise relationship between Aubry [I] Seigneur de Vihiers and Geoffroy I "Grisegonelle" Comte d’Anjou.] 

-        SEIGNEURS de VIHIERS

 

 

BOUCHARD [II] de Montmorency, son of BOUCHARD [I] "le Barbu" de Montmorency & his wife Hildelinde ---.  (-after 4 Feb 1031)Seigneur de Montmorency et de Marly.  "Burchardi filii Burchardi de Montemorenciaco" subscribed the charter dated 1 May 1023 under which Robert II King of France confirmed property of the abbey of Saint-Vaast[530].  A presumably spurious charter dated Feb 1028 records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d’Anjou granted "castris et dominiis Eroussi, Caprosæ et Marlei", previously held by "Burchardus quondam comes patruus noster et Reginaldus episcopus Parisiensis", to "Burchardo de Montemaurenciaco et Alveriæ uxoris sue et filiis suis Buchardo, Gelduino et Alberico"[531].  "…Burchardi de Montemoranci…" subscribed the charter dated [1027/28] under which Robert II King of France confirmed donations to Coulombs[532].  Robert II King of France confirmed the donation of "Manasses comes" to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated 4 Feb 1031, signed by "…Manasses comitis, Hilduini comitis fratris eius, filiorum eius Manassis et Hilduini, Burcardo de Montemorenciaco, Evrardi filii Hilduini de Britoglio, Amalrici de Monteforti, Milonis de Caprosa…"[533].  Considering the chronology of the later members of this family, Bouchard [II] presumably died well after the date of this charter. 

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

Bouchard [II] & his wife had [five] children:

1.         THIBAUT de Montmorency (-after 1086).  "Tetbaldi de Montemorenci, Alberici connestabularii…" subscribed the charter dated 1060 under which Henri I King of France confirmed the restoration of the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris[534]...Tedbaldo de Monte Morentie...” subscribed the charter dated 1060, after 4 Aug, under which Philippe I King of France with “episcopo Agoberto in cujus diocesi eadem ecclesia est” confirmed the confirmation by Henri I King of France of a donation of the church of Saint-Germain de Brezolles to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fidelis noster Albertus...Ribaldi...filius[535]"…Thetbaldus de Monte morenciaco…Herveius de Marleio…" witnessed the charter dated 29 May 1067 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the possessions of Saint-Martin-des-Champs[536].  "…Hervei de Marliaco, Theolbaldi de Monte Morenci…" subscribed the charter dated [5] Nov 1071 under which "Buccardus…Corbolensium comes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Spire de Corbeil, although the document does not specify any relationship between the two[537].  "Theobaldum de Montemaurenciaco fratremque eius Herveum" confirmed donations made to the church of Stilly by "Willelmus de Stilliaco" by charter dated 1086, witnessed by "…Godefredus filius Heruei, Garimboldus de Montemaurenciaco"[538]same person as…?  THIBAUT (-after 1086).  Connétable de France.  Duchesne assumes that Thibaut de Montmorency was the same as Thibaut Connétable who subscribed the following charters[539].  "…Theobaldus constabularius…" subscribed the charter dated 1083 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed a donation to the church of Saint-Léger[540].  "…Tetbaldi constabularii…" subscribed the charter dated 1085 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the church of Saint-Lucien de Bury to the abbey of Saint-Jean d’Angery[541].  "…Tedbaldi stabularii regis…" subscribed the charter dated 1086 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed a donation of vines to Chartres Saint-Père[542].  The difficulty is that none of these charters specify that the connétable was Thibaut de Montmorency, although it is correct to say that many appointees to this position belonged to the Montmorency family. 

2.         HERVE de Montmorency (-before 1096).  "…Thetbaldus de Monte morenciaco…Herveius de Marleio…" witnessed the charter dated 29 May 1067 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the possessions of Saint-Martin-des-Champs[543].  "Theobaldum de Montemaurenciaco fratremque eius Herveum" confirmed donations made to the church of Stilly by "Willelmus de Stilliaco" by charter dated 1086, witnessed by "…Godefredus filius Heruei, Garimboldus de Montemaurenciaco"[544].  "…Hervei de Marliaco, Theolbaldi de Monte Morenci…" subscribed the charter dated 1071 under which "Buccardus…Corbolensium comes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Spire de Corbeil, although the document does not specify any relationship between the two[545].  "Herveus de Montemorenciaco, Godefridus de Morenciaco-Monte, Landricus filius Alberici, Arraudus filius Landrici …" subscribed an undated charter for the church of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, Paris[546].  Bouteiller de France: "…Hervei buticularii …" subscribed the charter dated 1075 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed a donation to the priory of Saint-Pierre d’Abbeville[547]"Herveus de Montemorenciaco, Hugo comes de Domno Martino, Theodericus filius Fulchardi, Hugo filius suus, Ivo Rufus, Drogo filius Ivonis, Godefredus de Morenciaco Monte, Ivo, Landricus filius Alberici...Arraudus frater Landrici…" witnessed the charter dated to [1083] under which “Fulco” donated the fief he held from the church “in villa...Anetum” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs[548].  "Herveus de Marleio et uxor mea Agnes, Burcardus…filius meus" donated the church of Marly to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Colombs en Beausse by charter dated 1087[549]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-before 1124).  "Herveus de Marleio et uxor mea Agnes, Burcardus…filius meus" donated the church of Marly to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Colombs en Beausse by charter dated 1087[550].  The charter dated 1124, which records an agreement between the prior of Saint-Martin-des-Champs and [her son] "Burchardum de Montemorenciaco" relating to earlier donations, refers to a donation made by Bouchard “post obitum...domine Agnetis matris sue[551].  Hervé & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         BOUCHARD [III] de Montmorency (-Jerusalem 2 Jan, after 1124).  "Herveus de Marleio et uxor mea Agnes, Burcardus…filius meus" donated the church of Marly to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Colombs en Beausse by charter dated 1087[552]Seigneur de Montmorency, de Marly, de Feuillarde, de Saint-Brice, d'Epinay et d'Hérouville. 

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b)         GEOFFROY de Montmorency (-after 1086).  "Theobaldum de Montemaurenciaco fratremque eius Herveum" confirmed donations made to the church of Stilly by "Willelmus de Stilliaco" by charter dated 1086, witnessed by "…Godefredus filius Heruei, Garimboldus de Montemaurenciaco"[553]

c)         HERVE de Montmorency .  An undated charter records a donation to Chantilly made by "Herveus de Montmaurenciaco", and the later confirmation by "dominus Burchardus supradicti Hervei filius…fratrum eius Hervei clerici, Theobaldi de Marli et Mathei" for the souls of "uxorum suarum et filiorum suorum"[554].  "Comes Ricardus filius comitis Gisleberti" confirmed donations of property to Saint-Victor-en-Caux by "Radulfus de Vuaterivilla et Ansuuidus apud Bosunvillam", with the consent of "Rogerii filii Ricardi et comitis Gisleberti patris mei", by undated charter (a copy of which is attached to a late-12th century transcription of a charter under which Hugh de Mortimer confirmed donations to the monastery), witnessed by "Herveio de Monte Morenci…"[555].  ["...Gaufrido de Caluomonte, Herveio de Marleio, Herveo filio Godefridi Divitis" witnessed the undated charter under which "Gasfridus Nivardi filius" donated "ecclesiam de Mansionibus" to Coulombs[556].] 

d)         [AUBRY de Montmorency (-29 Apr ----).  The necrology of Saint-Victor, Paris records the death "III Kal Mai" of "Magister Albericus de Montemaurentiaco"[557].  Duchesne assumes that Aubry was the son of Hervé Seigneur de Montmorency, apparently only on the basis of this necrology entry which gives no indication either of his parentage or when he lived[558].] 

e)         [HAWISE (-27 Apr ----).  Duchesne, reading all the following documents together, concludes that Hawise, wife of Nivelon de Pierrefonds, was the daughter of Hervé Seigneur de Montmorency[559].  However, these sources do not link the "amita" of Mathieu de Montmorency, whose death is recorded at Saint-Victor, Paris, with the wife of Nivelon Seigneur de Pierrefonds.  In addition, "amita" could have been Mathieu’s maternal aunt.  A document in the archives of "l’abbaye de Mairmonstier lés Tours" [Marmoutier] records the donation made by "Nivelo dominus de Petra-fonte…et uxoris eius Advisæ", with the consent of "filiis suis Petro, Anscullo, Niueline et Drogone" and encouraged by "domni Hugonis fratris sui Suessionum pontificis" before he left for Jerusalem, by undated charter[560].  The necrology of Saint-Victor, Paris records the death "V Kal Mai" of "Havidis amita Mathei de Montemorenciaco"[561].  The necrology of the abbey du Val de Notre-Dame records the death "III Id Jun" of "Margareta filia Droconis de Petrafonte, Neuelus et Hawida parentes eius"[562]m NIVELON [II] Seigneur de Pierrefonds, son of NIVELON [I] Seigneur de Pierrefonds & his wife ---.] 

3.         [GEOFFROY de Montmorency"Herveus de Montemorenciaco, Hugo comes de Domno Martino, Theodericus filius Fulchardi, Hugo filius suus, Ivo Rufus, Drogo filius Ivonis, Godefredus de Morenciaco Monte, Ivo, Landricus filius Alberici...Arraudus frater Landrici…" witnessed the charter dated to [1083] under which “Fulco” donated the fief he held from the church “in villa...Anetum” to Saint-Martin-des-Champs[563].  Duchesne says that “Geoffroy semble avoir esté frere de Hervé et de Thibaud Seigneur de Montmorency[564].  "Herveus de Montemorenciaco, Godefridus de Morenciaco-Monte, Landricus filius Alberici, Arraudus filius Landrici …" subscribed an undated charter for the church of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, Paris[565]same person as...?  GEOFFROY “Le Riche” (-after [1085]).  Duchesne suggests this co-identity[566].  The naming of his son Hervé, a name typical of the Montmorency family, suggests that it may be correct.  "Dominum Godefridum eiusque uxorem ac eorum decentem prolem" donated “ecclesiam villæ...Turris” to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise by charter dated to [1085] witnessed by "Hervicus, Walterius, Amalricus..."[567]

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4.         [EUDES de Montmorency .  "…Odo de Monte Morentii…" subscribed the charter dated to before 1070 under which "Teduinus vicecomes castri Mellentis" confirmed property to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "meo filio Gualteri, prænomine autem nuncupato Pagano"[568].  Duchesne assumes that he was the second son of Bouchard [I] Seigneur de Montmorency, named before his supposed brother Aubry, but as he cites only the charter quoted above he provides no proof of this statement[569].  From a chronological point of view, it seems more likely that Eudes was the son of Bouchard [II], if he was related to the main Montmorency family at all.] 

5.         daughter .  "Quedam matrona…cum fratre soror, cum patre…Herveo Burchardi Montismorentiaci" donated her share of land at Aisenouille to the monastery of Notre-Dame et de Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis by undated charter[570].  Nun 1067/95. 

 

 

BOUCHARD [III] de Montmorency, son of HERVE Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Agnes --- (-Jerusalem [2 Jan], after 1124).  "Herveus de Marleio et uxor mea Agnes, Burcardus…filius meus" donated the church of Marly to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Colombs en Beausse by charter dated 1087[571]Seigneur de Montmorency, de Marly, de Feuillarde, de Saint-Brice, d'Epinay et d'Hérouville.  The Liber translationis et miraculorum B. Honorinæ records that “domino de Montmorenceio Burcardo” burned the church of Conflans during his war with “comiti Matheo de Bellomonte”, dated to 21 Jun 1086[572].  "Burchardus de Montemaurinciaco" confirmed donations made to Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris by "miles…Paganus…a baptismate Walterius et uxor eius a baptismate Hodierna Comitissa nuncupata" by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “milites eius...Hugo filius Theoderici, Odo filius Odonis, Hugo de Warenna, Richardus filius Theoderici...[573].  Suger's Vita Ludovici records a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Denis and "Burchardum...dominum Monmorenciacensem" during the course of which the future Louis VI King of France, together with "Matthæum Bellimontensem comitem et Drogonem Monciacensem", invaded “terram eiusdem Burchardi”, dated to [1101][574].  "Dnus Bucardus de Monte Morentiaco" donated road tolls at Saint-Denis to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise for the souls of "uxorisque suæ, filiorum filiarumque suarum" with the consent of "filium suum Mathæum" by charter dated [1102][575].  "Bocardus Munmorenci castelli dominus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of "Matheo comite Belli Montis", by charter dated to before 1112, later confirmed by "Matheus filius Bocardi"[576].  An undated charter records a donation to Chantilly made by "Herveus de Montmaurenciaco", and the later confirmation by "dominus Burchardus supradicti Hervei filius…fratrum eius Hervei clerici, Theobaldi de Marli et Mathei" for the souls of "uxorum suarum et filiorum suorum"[577].  Orderic Vitalis records that "Burchardus de Monte Morencii, aliique prudentes" advised Louis VI King of France not to invade Normandy, dated to 1119, that "Mathæus comes de Bellomonte et Guido de Claromonte...ac Burchardus de Monte Morentii" led the invasion, that “Burchardum ac Otmundum et Albericum de Marolio“ were captured in battle at Brémule, and that “Burcardum ac Herveium de Gisortis...quia homines utriusque regis erant” were released by Henry I King of England[578].  The vassal relationship between Bouchard de Montmorency and King Henry has not been identified.  A charter dated 1124 records an agreement between the prior of Saint-Martin-des-Champs and "Burchardum de Montemorenciaco" relating to earlier donations[579].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records on "XVI Kal Dec" that "Bucardus avus, Bucardus, Theobaldus de Montemorenciaco" died in Jerusalem[580], although it is not clear to which of the three deaths the date relates. 

m firstly AGNES [de Beaumont] Dame de Conflans Sainte-Honorine, daughter of IVES [II] Comte de Beaumont-sur-Oise & his second wife Adelais ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Duchesne cites no primary source which confirms the parentage of Bouchard [III]’s first wife but he highlights that Ives [II] Comte de Beaumont-sur-Oise founded the priory of Sainte-Honorine at Conflans, near Pontoise and that this property was later held by Bouchard [III] Seigneur de Montmorency[581].  The necrology of the priory of Beaumont-sur-Oise records the death "Id Jul" of "Hugo frater Methei comitis, Agnes soror eius"[582]

m secondly (before 1105) AGNES, daughter of RAOUL Deliés [Seigneur de Pontoise] & his wife Hazecha [Hawise] --- (-[18 Jul] ----).  "Radulfus Delicatus et Hahuis loco Agnetis filiæ suæ" confirmed donations made to Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris by "Lambertus nepos Humboldi concedente uxore sua Tesza" by undated charter[583].  "Radulfus Delicatus et uxor eius Hazecha" donated property to Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris, with the consent of "eorum filiis Radulfo et Amalrico atque filiabus Agnete et Cometissa", on the day that "uxor sua Hazecha" was buried in the church, by undated charter, witnessed by "Burchardus de Montemorentii…"[584].  "Burchardus de Montemorencii et Agnes uxor eius" confirmed donations to Saint-Martin des Champs, Paris made by "Radulfus Delicatus" by undated charter[585].  [The necrology of the abbaye du Val records the death "XV Kal Aug" of "Agnes de Montemorenciaco"[586].  It is probable that this entry refers to one of the wives of Bouchard [III].] 

[m thirdly (after [1114/17]) as her second husband, ADELISA de Clermont, widow of GILBERT FitzRichard de Clare, daughter of HUGUES Comte de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis & his wife Marguerite de Ramerupt.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to a sister of "comes Rainaldus" as husband of "Gillebertus, filius Richardi Anglici"[587].  Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Giselbertus” married “filia comitis de Claromonte[588].  Her second marriage into the Montmorency family is confirmed by the charter dated under which Robert Bishop of Lincoln confirms previous donations to Thorney, including one by “Adelidæ de Montemoraci” of “…terræ in Randa quas Turgisius tenuit et Toui prius dederat[589], which clearly refers back to the earlier undated charter under which “Adeliz, uxor Gilberti filii Ricardi, et Gillebertus et Walterus et Baldewinus et Rohaisia pueri Gilberti” donated property “quod Tovi dedit…et in Randa…quas Turgisius tenebat” to Thorney Monastery[590].  The precise identity of Adelisa’s second husband has not yet been confirmed.  According to Duchesne, Adelisa’s second husband was Hervé, son of Bouchard [III] Seigneur de Montmorency and his second wife, but he cites no primary source on which this statement is based[591].  As noted below, the first marriage of Mathieu [I] de Montmorency, who would have been Hervé’s older half-brother born from their father’s first marriage, is dated to [1126].  This suggests the birth of Mathieu [I] in [1095/1105].  If that estimated date range is correct, any half-brothers born from his father’s second marriage would probably have been too young to have married Adelisa.  In addition, given Adelisa’s prominent family background and first marriage, it is unlikely that her second husband would have been the younger son of the seigneur de Montmorency.  As Adelisa had several children by her first husband, she would have been considerably older than her second husband if he had been a younger son of Bouchard [III].  A more likely case is that Adelisa’s second husband was Bouchard [III] himself, whose age and position would have been more appropriate for the marriage.  This is supported by the Liber Vitæ of Thorney abbey which lists "…Gilebt fili[us] Ricardi…Burchardus de Muntmorenci…Aaliz uxor Gilbti filii Ricardi…", suggested by Keats-Rohan as Adelisa and her two husbands[592].] 

Bouchard [III] & his first wife had [three] children: 

1.         MATHIEU [I] de Montmorency (-1160).  "Bocardus Munmorenci castelli dominus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of "Matheo comite Belli Montis", by charter dated to before 1112, later confirmed by "Matheus filius Bocardi"[593]Seigneur de Montmorency, de Marly, de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine et d'Attichy.  

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2.         THIBAUT de Montmorency (-after 1147).  "Matheus de Montemorentiaco" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Victor, Paris, for the souls of "…Burcardi patris mei" and with the consent of "frater meus Theobaldus", by undated charter[594].  Duchesne states that he accompanied King Louis VII to the Holy Land in 1147 but cites no primary source which provides the basis for the statement[595]

3.         [ADELINE [Helvide/Méchaine] .  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by Orderic Vitalis who records that "Petrus…Manliæ" married "Adam, Burchardi de Montemorentii neptem et comitis Gisinarum filiam"[596].  Le Prévost assumes that "comitis Gisinarum" refers to the comte de Guines and states that "Ade fille de Manassès comte de Guines et d’Emme de Tancarville" married "en effet Pierre de Maule et mourut sans enfants avant son père"[597].  He cites no source which provides the basis for his statement, while conceding that he found no family relationship between the Montmorency and Guines families.  No record has been found in other primary sources that Robert [Manassès] Comte de Guines had another daughter besides Sibylle [Rose] who married Henri Châtelain de Bourbourg (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE NOBILITY).  Duchesne also assumes that Guines is the correct interpretation, although, on the basis that "neptem" indicates niece, he suggests that the relationship was through a daughter of Hervé Seigneur de Montmorency (which appears difficult to sustain from a chronological point of view)[598].  However, it is possible that "Gisinarum" refers to "Guise" (which is normally referred to in primary sources in Latin as "Guisia" or "Guisciensis") and that the granddaughter of Bouchard [III] Seigneur de Montmorency (assuming that "neptem" in Orderic’s passage indicates grand-daughter, not niece) was the daughter of the seigneur de Guise.  If this is correct, the chronology dictates that her father must have been Guy Seigneur de Guise.  This proposed parentage is corroborated by Guy Seigneur de Guise naming his second son Bouchard, presumably after his father-in-law.  "Bartholomeus…Laudunensis episcopus" noted that "Guidone de Guisia" donated property to the abbey of Femy, with the consent of "uxoris suæ Aeluidis", by charter dated Dec 1120[599].  "Wido Lescheriensis…et Guisiensis" granted rights to the abbey of Saint-André du Câteau, for the souls of "meæ et coniugis meæ Adeluyæ", by undated charter, signed by "filiorum meorum Adam et Burgardi…" and later confirmed by the bishop of Laon by charter dated 1121 at the request of "Guido de Gusia rogatu uxoris suæ Adeluyæ et matris suæ Adæ" and with the consent of "filiis suis Adam et Burchardo"[600].  The Histoire de Guise refers to her second marriage, stating that her second husband consented to Adeline's donation to the church of Prémontré at Clairefontaine[601]m firstly GUY Seigneur de Guise, son of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Guise & his wife Ada de Ramerupt ([1060/80]-after 1124).  m secondly HENRI, son of ---.] 

Bouchard [III] & his second wife had [one child]: 

4.         [HERMER (-24 Jul ----).  The necrology of the abbaye du Val records the death "IX Kal Aug" of "Hermerus de Montemorenciaco"[602].  According to Duchesne, he was the son of Bouchard [III] Seigneur de Montmorency and his second wife, citing only this necrology entry which gives no indication either of his parentage or the timeframe during which he lived[603].  An indication that the suggestion may be correct is provided by Orderic Vitalis who names "Heremari de Pontesia", possibly related to Hermer’s supposed mother, when recording the marriage of "Itam filiam [suam]" and "Fulcoius, Radulphi de Caldreio [Chaudry] filius"[604].  No other examples have yet been found of this name Hermer.] 

Bouchard [III] & his [third wife] had [three] children: 

5.         [HERVE de Montmorency (-after 1172).  His family origin and mother’s identity are confirmed by the undated charter under which “Adeliz, uxor Gilberti filii Ricardi, et Gillebertus et Walterus et Baldewinus et Rohaisia pueri Gilberti” donated property “quod Tovi dedit…et in Randa…quas Turgisius tenebat” to Thorney Monastery, witnessed by “Gilberto filio Gilberti, Galterio, Hervæo, Baldwino fratribus eius et Rohaisia sorore eorum[605], read together with the later charter recorded in the same source under which Robert Bishop of Lincoln confirmed previous donations to Thorney Monastery, Cambridgeshire including one by “Adelidæ de Montemoraci” of “…terræ in Randa quas Turgisius tenuit et Toui prius dederat[606].  The question of his father’s identity is discussed above.  The Liber Vitæ of Thorney abbey lists "…Burchardus de Muntmorenci…Aaliz uxor Gilbti filii Ricardi…Heruic, Hugo, Guido filii sui…", suggested by Keats-Rohan as Adelisa de Clermont, her second husband, and three sons by her second marriage[607].  “Adeliz, uxor Gilberti filii Ricardi, et Gillebertus et Walterus et Baldewinus et Rohaisia pueri Gilberti” donated property to Thorney Monastery, by undated charter witnessed by “Gilberto filio Gilberti, Galterio, Hervæo, Baldwino fratribus eius et Rohaisia sorore eorum[608].  Constable of Ireland 1172.  The Expugnatio Hibernica records that "Herveius de Monte Mauricii" was "Ricardi comitis…patruus"[609].  He became a monk of Trinity, Canterbury.  m NESTA, daughter of MAURICE FitzGerald & his second wife ---.  The Expugnatio Hibernica records the marriage between "Herveius" and "Reimundi consobrinam, Mauricii Giraldidæ filiam, Nestam"[610].] 

6.         [HUGUES .  The Liber Vitæ of Thorney abbey lists "…Burchardus de Muntmorenci…Aaliz uxor Gilbti filii Ricardi…Heruic, Hugo, Guido filii sui…", suggested by Keats-Rohan as Adelisa de Clermont, her second husband, and three sons by her second marriage[611].] 

7.         [GUY .  The Liber Vitæ of Thorney abbey lists "…Burchardus de Muntmorenci…Aaliz uxor Gilbti filii Ricardi…Heruic, Hugo, Guido filii sui…", suggested by Keats-Rohan as Adelisa de Clermont, her second husband, and three sons by her second marriage[612].] 

 

 

MATHIEU [I] de Montmorency, son of BOUCHARD [III] Seigneur de Montmorency & his first wife Agnes de Beaumont (-1160).  "Dnus Bucardus de Monte Morentiaco" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise for the souls of "uxorisque suæ, filiorum filiarumque suarum" with the consent of "filium suum Mathæum" by charter dated [1102][613].  "Bocardus Munmorenci castelli dominus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of "Matheo comite Belli Montis", by charter dated to before 1112, later confirmed by "Matheus filius Bocardi"[614]Seigneur de Montmorency, de Marly, de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine et d'Attichy.  "Milites, Witerus Registensis comes, Henricus comes de Grandiprato, Drogo de Petrefonte, Gualcherius de Castellione, Matheus de Montemorencii..." witnessed the charter dated 1137 which records an agreement between "Guermundus de Castellione advocatus Ruminiaci" and Compiègne Saint-Corneille[615]"Matheus de Montemorenciaco" donated property to the abbaye du Val, with the consent of "filii mei Buchardus, Theobaldus, Matheus", by charter dated 1160[616].  The necrology of Saint-Victor, Paris records the death "V Kal Nov" of "domini Mathei de Montemorenciaco", and records his donations for the anniversaries of his parents and of "fratris eius Theobaldi"[617]

m firstly ([1126]) ALIX, illegitimate daughter of HENRY I King of England & his mistress --- (-24 Apr ----).  Guillaume de Jumièges records that one illegitimate daughter of King Henry I married "Matthæo filio Burchardi de Montemorenceio"[618].  Duchesne dates the marriage to 1126 but cites no source which provides the basis for this statement[619].  The necrology of Saint-Victor, Paris records the death "VIII Kal Mai" of "Alina uxor Mathei de Montemorenciaco"[620]

m secondly (1141) as her second husband, ADELAIDE de Maurienne, widow of LOUIS VI "le Gros" King of France, daughter of HUMBERT III "le Renforcé" Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his wife Gisèle de Bourgogne [Comté] ([1092]-Montmartre 18 Nov 1154, bur Montmartre, église abbatiale de Saint-Pierre).  Her first marriage is recorded by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her father and her four oldest sons[621]. The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses records "filiam Humberti comitis Morienne" as wife of "Ludovicum regem Grossum"[622].   The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "regina Alaydis…soror Amadei comitis Sabaudie" as wife of "Ludovici Grossi"[623].  She exercised considerable influence over her husband, playing an active part in the downfall of Etienne de Garlande, Chancellor of France.  After the accession of her son Louis VII in 1137, Adelaide conspired against Suger, Abbé de Saint-Denis, triggering a quarrel with her son who exiled her and her second husband to her lands in Compiègne.  Her second marriage is confirmed by an undated charter which records a donation to the priory of Saint-Nicolas d’Acy, near Senlis made in the presence of "dominæ Adelæ reginæ et domini Mathei mariti eius"[624].  In 1153, she retired to the church of the Abbaye de Saint-Pierre at Montmartre, which she had founded[625].  The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "XIV Kal Dec" of "Adelaidis regina"[626]

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

1.         [HENRI (-24 Jul before 1160).  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "IX Kal Aug" of "Henricus de Montemorenciaco"[627].  Duchesne names Henri as oldest son of Mathieu [I] Seigneur de Montmorency, citing only this necrology entry which gives no indication either of his parentage or the time-frame during which he lived[628].] 

2.         BOUCHARD [IV] (-Jerusalem 1189, bur Abbaye du Val).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "nobili Buchardo de Montemorenciaco…filium Matheum et filiam Rogerus, Reinaldi de Roseto frater…comitis Hanoniensis consobrinus"[629].  "Matheus de Montemorenciaco" donated property to the abbaye du Val, with the consent of "filii mei Buchardus, Theobaldus, Matheus", by charter dated 1160[630]Seigneur de Montmorency, Seigneur de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine et d'Hérouville.  "Bucardus de Monte Morenciaco" donated money to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay by charter dated to [1160/77], witnessed by "Teobaldo fratre meo, Matheo fratre meo…"[631].  Seigneur d'Ecouen 1183.  "Buccardus de Montemorenciaco" confirmed donations made by "Guibertus de Tauerni…" to l’abbaye du Val, with the consent of "fratres mei Theobaldus et Matheus et Herveus clericus, uxorque mea Laurentia et filius meus Matheus et filia mea Eva", by undated charter[632].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records on "XVI Kal Dec" that "Bucardus avus, Bucardus, Theobaldus de Montemorenciaco" died in Jerusalem[633], although it is not clear to which of the three deaths the date relates.  m (1173) as her second husband, LAURETTE de Hainaut, widow of DIRK van Aalst, daughter of BAUDOUIN IV Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alix de Namur (-9 Aug 1181, bur Abbaye du Val).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Yolandem, Agnetem, Lauretam" as the daughters of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite", specifying that Laurette married "Theodericus de Alost, Iwani de Gandavo et Laurete filius" and secondly "in Francia Bucardo de Monte Morenciaco…filium Matheum", recording in a later passage that her second marriage took place "1173 post atavam epiphanie"[634].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comitem Balduinum, Henricum de Seburgo et quatuor sorores" as children of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco", naming one daughter (third among those listed) "Loreta [uxor] Buchardo de Montinorencei" by whom she had "Matheum in curia Francie nominatissimum et comitissam Montisfortis matrem comitis Almarici"[635].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "V Id Aug" of "domina Laureta de Montemorenciaco"[636].  Bouchard [IV] & his wife had five children: 

a)         MATHIEU [II] "le Grand" (-24 Nov 1230).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Matheum in curia Francie nominatissimum et comitissam Montisfortis matrem comitis Almarici" as children of "Loreta [de Haynaco] [uxor] Buchardo de Montinorencei"[637].  Seigneur de Montmorency, d'Ecouen, de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine et d'Attichy.  Connétable de France 1194. 

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b)         EVA .  "Buccardus de Montemorenciaco" confirmed donations made by "Guibertus de Tauerni…" to l’abbaye du Val, with the consent of "fratres mei Theobaldus et Matheus et Herveus clericus, uxorque mea Laurentia et filius meus Matheus et filia mea Eva", by undated charter[638].  

c)         THIBAUT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He is not mentioned by Duchesne.  [1220]. 

d)         ALIX (-25 Feb 1221, bur Abbaye de Haute-Bruyère).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Matheum in curia Francie nominatissimum et comitissam Montisfortis matrem comitis Almarici" as children of "Loreta [de Haynaco] [uxor] Buchardo de Montinorencei"[639].  "Symon comes Leycestrie dominus Montisfortis…Biterrenensis et Carcasonensis vicecomes" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe with the consent of "A comitissa uxore mea et filiis nostris A et G" by charter dated Jul 1212[640].  The necrology of Port-Royal records the death "V Kal Jan" of "Alix comtesse de Montfort"[641].  The necrology of Haute-Bruyère lists members of the Montfort family who are buried in the abbey, including "…conte Simon…qui mourut en Albigeois et de la contesse Alix sa femme…"[642]m ([1190]) SIMON [V] Sire de Montfort, son of SIMON [IV] Sire de Montfort & his wife Amicie of Leicester ([1170]-killed in battle Toulouse 25 Jun 1218, bur Abbaye de Haute-Bruyère).  Earl of Leicester.  Duc de Narbonne, Comte de Toulouse. 

e)         JEANNE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   She is not mentioned by Duchesne.  [1220]. 

3.         THIBAUT (-Jerusalem after 1189).  "Matheus de Montemorenciaco" donated property to the abbaye du Val, with the consent of "filii mei Buchardus, Theobaldus, Matheus", by charter dated 1160[643].  "Theobaldi domini castri de Marli" confirmed donations made by "avo suo Bucardo" to "ecclesiæ S. Eugenii de Diogillo", by charter dated 1160, witnessed by "domino Bucardo fratre suo"[644].  "Bucardus de Monte Morenciaco" donated money to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay by charter dated to [1160/77], witnessed by "Teobaldo fratre meo, Matheo fratre meo…"[645].  Seigneur de Marly.  "Theobaldus Marliensis dominus" donated property to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay by charter dated 15 Aug 1173[646].  He joined the crusade in 1173: "Theobaldus dominus Marliaci", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem on pilgrimage, donated property "apud Gunnessam et apud Montem Morenciacum Herveo fratri meo" to Notre-Dame de Paris, with the consent of “dominus Bucardus frater meus”, by charter dated 1173[647]He became a Cistercian monk at Notre-Dame du Val in [1177].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records on "XVI Kal Dec" that "Bucardus avus, Bucardus, Theobaldus de Montemorenciaco" died in Jerusalem[648], although it is not clear to which of the three deaths the date relates. 

4.         HERVE (-25 Mar 1192).  "Theobaldus dominus Marliaci", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem on pilgrimage, donated property "apud Gunnessam et apud Montem Morenciacum Herveo fratri meo" to Notre-Dame de Paris, with the consent of “dominus Bucardus frater meus”, by charter dated 1173[649]"Burchardus dominus Montismorenciaci" confirmed the grant of property made by "frater meus Theobaldus de Marliaco, assumpto peregrinationis Hierosolimitane" to "Herveo fratri meo" by charter dated 1173[650].  Abbot of Saint-Martin de Montmorency 1174.  Deacon at Paris 1184.  The necrology of Paris Notre-Dame records the death "VIII Kal Apr" of "de domo Sancte Marie...Herveus decanus et sacerdos", his donations of “prata apud Viri...terram...apud Gonessiam”, and the donation made by “Matheus de Marli frater eiusdem Hervei” for his soul[651]

5.         MATHIEU (-Constantinople 27 Aug 1204).  "Matheus de Montemorenciaco" donated property to the abbaye du Val, with the consent of "filii mei Buchardus, Theobaldus, Matheus", by charter dated 1160[652].  "Bucardus de Monte Morenciaco" donated money to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay by charter dated to [1160/77], witnessed by "Teobaldo fratre meo, Matheo fratre meo…"[653].  Seigneur de Marly et d'Attichy. 

-        SEIGNEURS de MARLY

 

 

MATHIEU [II] "le Grand" de Montmorency, son of BOUCHARD [IV] Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Laurette de Hainaut (-24 Nov 1230).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Matheum in curia Francie nominatissimum et comitissam Montisfortis matrem comitis Almarici" as children of "Loreta [de Haynaco] [uxor] Buchardo de Montinorencei"[654].  "Buccardus de Montemorenciaco" confirmed donations made by "Guibertus de Tauerni…" to l’abbaye du Val, with the consent of "fratres mei Theobaldus et Matheus et Herveus clericus, uxorque mea Laurentia et filius meus Matheus et filia mea Eva", by undated charter[655]Seigneur de Montmorency, d'Ecouen, de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine et d'Attichy.  "Matheus de Montemorenciaco" confirmed various donations to the abbaye du Val, made by "dominus Matheus avus meus" with the consent of "dominus Burchardus pater meus et Theobaldus et Matheus avunculi mei…Lauretæ uxoris suæ matris meæ…sororis meæ Evæ", by charter dated 1193[656].  Connétable de France 1194.  "Matheus de Montemorenciaco" donated property to Saint-Martin-des-Champs on the advice of "domni Mathei avunculi mei" by charter dated 1 Jan/9 Apr 1200 or 1 Jan/25 Mar 1201, which also names "Buchardus proavus meus"[657].  "Matheus dominus Montis Moren[tiaci]" donated property "in grangia mea de Herovilla" to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of "Gertrudis uxoris mee et Buccardi primogeniti mei", by charter dated Sep 1222[658].  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "VIII Kal Dec" of "dominus Matheus de Montemorenciaco constabularius Francie"[659]

m firstly (1193, [annulled]) GERTRUDE de Soissons, divorced wife of JEAN de Beaumont [later Comte de Beaumont], daughter of RAOUL II Comte de Soissons (-26 Sep [1222]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "uxorem comitis Iohannis Bellimontis…et uxorem Stephani de Sancerra" as the two daughters of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her fourth husband, specifying that "Matheus de Montinorenci" had children by the former[660].  "Matheus dominus Montis Moren[tiaci]" donated property "in grangia mea de Herovilla" to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of "Gertrudis uxoris mee et Buccardi primogeniti mei", by charter dated Sep 1222[661].  This charter is presumably misdated in light of the date of the second marriage of Mathieu [II] de Montmorency.  The necrology of the abbey of Notre-Dame du Val records the death "VI Kal Oct" of "Geltrudis domina de Montemorenciaco"[662]

m secondly (Jul 1218) EMMA de Laval Dame de Laval, widow of ROBERT [III] Comte d'Alençon, daughter of GUY [VI] Sire de Laval & his wife Avise de Craon ([1197/98]-27 Apr 1264, bur Abbaye de Clermont).  "Guido dominus sextus de Lavalle" donated property to Olivet priory, for the soul of "Ozannæ filiæ meæ", by charter dated to [1205], witnessed by "Haoys uxore mea, Guido filius meus, Emma filia mea"[663].  A manuscript genealogy of the Lords of Beaumont record the marriage of “Robertum comitem Alencheii” and “Emmam filiam Guidonis domini de La Val” after the death of his wife “Joanna…filia domini Josberti de Guirchia[664].  "Robertus comes d’Alencon et dominus Lavallis et Emma uxor eius filia Guidonis de Lavalle et hæres Lavallis" exchanged property with "Yvoni Franco et dominæ Haoys uxori suæ" by charter dated Feb 1216[665].  "Matheus de Montemorenciaco, conestabularius Franciæ et Emma, eius uxor, comitissa de Alanconio et domina Lavallensis" ratified a donation by "dominus Ivo Francus et uxor eius Advisia de Lavalle" to Bellebranche, for the salvation of "domini Guydonis de Lavalle" and for "Hugonis filii sui", by charter dated 1218[666].  "Ama comitissa de Alenceon" donated property to Notre-Dame, Paris for the soul of "domini Mathei de Monte Morenciaco mariti mei defuncti" by charter dated 1230[667].  She married thirdly ([1231]) JEAN Sire de Toucy et de Laval.  "Joannes dominus de Toceio miles" confirmed commitments made for his marriage to "Emmam comitissam de Alenchon et dominam de Lavalle" by charter dated 1231[668].  The necrology of Joyenval records the death “27 Apr...circa 1280“ of "dominæ Emmæ comitissæ Alençonio, dominæ de Valle Guyonis, domini Guillelmi de Bellomonte [error] uxoris” and that “domini Guidonis de Laval filii eorum primogeniti” confirmed their donations[669]

Mathieu [II] & his first wife had three children: 

1.         BOUCHARD (-1 Jan 1243, bur Meynel).  "Matheus dominus Montis Moren[tiaci]" donated property "in grangia mea de Herovilla" to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of "Gertrudis uxoris mee et Buccardi primogeniti mei", by charter dated Sep 1222[670]Seigneur de Montmorency

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2.         MATHIEU (-killed in battle Mansurah Feb 1250)Seigneur d’Attichy.  Comte de Ponthieu, de iure uxoris"Matheus de Montemorenc. comes Pontivi et Monsterolii dominus de Atechi" donated property, with the consent of "Maria comitissa Pontivi et Monsterolii uxor mea", by charter dated Feb 1246[671]m ([Sep 1240/15 Dec 1241]) as her second husband, MARIE de Ponthieu, widow of SIMON de Dammartin Comte d'Aumâle, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] "Talvas" Comte de Ponthieu & his wife Alix de France (before 17 Apr 1199-Sep 1250).  "Matheus comes Pontivi et Monstreoli et Maria uxor eius, comitissa" noted property sales by charter dated Sep 1242[672].  "Matheus de Montemorenc. comes Pontivi et Monsterolii dominus de Atechi" donated property, with the consent of "Maria comitissa Pontivi et Monsterolii uxor mea", by charter dated Feb 1246[673]

3.         JEAN (-after Jan 1226).  "Matheus dominus Montemorenciaci constabularius Franciæ" confirmed donations made by "Girardus de Riberticurte…", naming "Burchardo primogenito meo milite", with the consent of "Ema uxor mea et filii mei Matheus et Ioannes", by charter dated Jan 1226[674]

Mathieu [II] & his second wife had two children: 

4.         GUY [VII] de Montmorency-Laval (-[1267])The necrology of Joyenval records the death “27 Apr...circa 1280“ of "dominæ Emmæ comitissæ Alençonio, dominæ de Valle Guyonis, domini Guillelmi de Bellomonte [error] uxoris” and that “domini Guidonis de Laval filii eorum primogeniti” confirmed their donations[675]Sire de Laval

-        SIRES de LAVAL

5.         AVOISE de Laval (-after 1 Jun 1270).  A charter dated Jun 1230 (misdated?) records claims by "Iacobum de Castrogonterii generum meum" against "Matheus de Montemoranciaco et de Laval dominus Franciæ constabularius"[676].  Letters dated Sep 1239 record donations made by "Jean seigneur de Chossiaco et de Laval", with the consent of "Emme comitisse d’Alençon et dame de Laval son espouse", to "Jacques seigneur de Chasteaugonthier" on his marriage to "Avoise fille de ladite comtesse"[677]m (Sep 1239) JACQUES Seigneur de Château-Gonthier, son of ADELARD Seigneur de Château-Gonthier & his wife Emma de Vitré (-10 Jan [1257/1264]). 

 

 

BOUCHARD de Montmorency, son of MATHIEU [II] Seigneur de Montmorency & his first wife Gertrude de Soissons (-1 Jan 1243, bur Meynel).  "Matheus dominus Montis Moren[tiaci]" donated property "in grangia mea de Herovilla" to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of "Gertrudis uxoris mee et Buccardi primogeniti mei", by charter dated Sep 1222[678]Seigneur de Montmorency.  "Bucardus de Montemoranciaco" confirmed the donation of revenue "in censu de Montemoranciaco" to Paris Hôtel-Dieu made by "pater meus Matheus" by charter dated 1231[679].  The testament of "Bouchardus dominus Montemorenciaci" was made Jun 1237, with the consent of "Isabellis uxoris meum"[680].  The martyrology of the abbey du Val records the death "Kal Jan" of "Buchardus de Montemorenciaco"[681]

m ISABELLE de Laval, daughter of GUY [V] Sire de Laval & his wife Avise de Craon. 

Bouchard & his wife had children: 

1.         MATHIEU [III] de Montmorency (-after Apr 1270)Seigneur de Montmorency.  "Mathei domini de Montemorenciaco et dominæ Ioannæ eius uxoris" confirmed donations to Ponthieu Saint-Martin by charter dated 1250[682].  A charter dated May 1260 records an agreement between Saint-Denis and "mon seigneur Mahiu de Mommenci chevalier...et Thibaut son frere et damoisele Aales et damoisele Iehenne ses sereurs"[683].  "Matheus dominus Montismorenciaci et Iohanna eius uxor" sold property to Montmorency Saint-Martin by charter dated Apr 1270[684]m (before 1250) JEANNE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD [II] de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt & his second wife Philippa de Champagne (-[1 Aug], 1270 or after).  A manuscript history of the abbey of la Piété de Rameru, when naming the daughters of Erard de Brienne, records "Damoisele Iehanne qui puis fu Dame de Montmoranci", the passage indicating that her marriage took place after the death of her father[685].  "Mathei domini de Montemorenciaco et dominæ Ioannæ eius uxoris" confirmed donations to Ponthieu Saint-Martin by charter dated 1250[686].  "Matheus dominus Montismorenciaci et Iohanna eius uxor" sold property to Montmorency Saint-Martin by charter dated Apr 1270[687].  The necrology of Rameru La Piété records "Kal Aug...Iohanna domina de Montemorencii et Matheus vir eius[688].  The joint reference to husband and wife suggest that this entry may relate to a joint donation in addition to or instead of the decease of either party.  Mathieu [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         MATHIEU [IV] de Montmorency (-1305). Seigneur de Montmorency.  Philippe IV King of France ordered "Matheum dominum Montismorenciaci" to swear homage to Saint-Denis, as “pater ipsius Mathei cuius est heres avus et proavus” had done, by charter dated Feb 1277[689]

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b)         ERARD de Montmorency (-before 1334).  "Maheus sires de Montmorency" granted "le manoir de Conflans" to "Erart son frere" on his marriage to "damoiselle Jeanne fille de monsieur Aubert de Longueval", with "messires Baudoyns de Guines, messires Maheus de Trie et messire Jehans de Danisy" acting as sureties, by charter dated Jun 1286[690].  “Erars de Montmorenci chevaliers sires de Conflans eschancons de France et Climence fame dou dit Erart” reached agreement with Héronval concerning certain property by charter dated 1309[691]m firstly ([Jun] 1286) JEANNE de Longueval, daughter of AUBERT de Longueval & his wife ---.  "Maheus sires de Montmorency" granted "le manoir de Conflans" to "Erart son frere" on his marriage to "damoiselle Jeanne fille de monsieur Aubert de Longueval", with "messires Baudoyns de Guines, messires Maheus de Trie et messire Jehans de Danisy" acting as sureties, by charter dated Jun 1286[692]m secondly CLEMENCE de Muret, daughter of HENRI de Muret Seigneur de Chérizy & his wife Clémence de Beausault (-after 1334).  “Erars de Montmorenci chevaliers sires de Conflans eschancons de France et Climence fame dou dit Erart” reached agreement with Héronval concerning certain property by charter dated 1309[693]Clémence de Muret dame de Beausault et de Breteuil” founded a chapel in the church of Breteuil by charter dated 1334[694].  Erard & his first wife had children: 

i)          JEANNE de Montmorency (-1341)Dominus D. Herveus de Leonia dominus de Noyone miles” and “domina D. Johanna de Montmorency domina de Fremerville mater sua et relicta defuncti Dom. Hervei de Leonia militis quondam maritis sui, patris dicti Hervei domini” agreed payments by charter dated 14 Oct 1337[695].  The Chronicon Britannicum records the death in 1341 of “domina Johanna de Montmorenci uxor quondam Hervæi de Leonia domini de Noyone militis[696].  Dame de Fremerville et de Choissy.  m (1307) HERVE de Léon Seigneur de Noyon-sur-Andelle, son of HERVE de Léon & his wife Jeanne de Rohan (-1337). 

ii)         BLANCHE de Montmorency m as his second wife, GUILLAUME [III] le Bouteiller de Senlis Seigneur de Chantilly, son of JEAN [I] le Bouteiller de Senlis Seigneur de Chantilly & his wife Jeanne d’Aunoy Dame de Moucy-le-Neuf (-[1333/40]). 

Erard & his second wife had children: 

iii)        JEAN de Montmorency (-after Dec 1337).  Seigneur de Beausault, de Breteuil, de la Falaine et de la Tournelle.  m as her first husband, JEANNE de la Tournelle Dame de Tournelle, de Raulot, de Montdesir et de Mainvilliers, daughter of ROBERT Sire de la Tournelle & his wife Marie de Ferrières (-27 May [1373], bur Valmont).  She married secondly (16 Mar 1338) Nicolas [II] Seigneur d’Estouteville, and thirdly Louis d’Harcourt Vicomte de Châtellerault

-         SEIGNEURS de BEAUSAULT et de BRETEUIL[697]

c)         JEANNE de Montmorency .  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) records that "Baudouyn", son "au conte Ernoul de Guignes" and his wife, married "la sœur du sieur de Montmorency"[698]m BAUDOUIN de Guines Seigneur d’Ardres Châtelain de Bourbourg, son of ARNOUL [II] de Guines & his wife Alix de Coucy (-after 1293). 

2.         THIBAUT de Montmorency (-29 Dec, 1268 or after).  A charter dated May 1260 records an agreement between Saint-Denis and "mon seigneur Mahiu de Mommenci chevalier...et Thibaut son frere et damoisele Aales et damoisele Iehenne ses sereurs"[699].  "Theobaldus frater domini Montismorenciaci clericus" sold property to Saint-Denis, with the consent of “Matheus dominus Montismorenciaci frater eius”, by charter dated 1267[700].  The martyrology of the abbey du Val records the death "IV Kal Jan" of “Theobaldus clericus de Montmorency[701]

3.         HAWISE de Montmorency (-before Sep 1287).  A charter dated Sep 1287 records that "damoisele Aales de Montmorenci" confirmed an obligation under the marriage contract between “monseigneur Anssel de Gallende chevalier sires iadis de Tournem en Brie” and “feu Haovys iadis sa fame fille iadis feu mon seigneur Bouchart iadis sires de Montmorenci et de Ysabel iadis fame d’icelui Bouchart”, and that “Iehan de Gallende escuier sires de Tournem” confirmed that “ladite feu Hauys estoit morte sans hoir propre de son corps[702]m ANSEAU [III] de Garlande Seigneur de Tournan, son of --- (-before Sep 1287). 

4.         [MARSILIE de Montmorency (-1264 or after)Europäische Stammtafeln records that “Marsilie”, daughter of Mathieu [III] Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Jeanne de Brienne, married Mathieu de Trie[703].  The primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified.  From a chronological point of view, this parentage is impossible.  If Mathieu’s wife belonged to the Montmorency family, it is assumed that she was the daughter of Bouchard.  m (before 1237) MATHIEU de Trie Sire de Trie et de Moncy, son of JEAN de Trie Châtelain de Trie & his wife Alix de Dammartin (-1272).  Comte de Dammartin 1259.] 

5.         ALIX de Montmorency (-after Sep 1287).  A charter dated May 1260 records an agreement between Saint-Denis and "mon seigneur Mahiu de Mommenci chevalier...et Thibaut son frere et damoisele Aales et damoisele Iehenne ses sereurs"[704].  A charter dated Sep 1287 records that "damoisele Aales de Montmorenci" confirmed an obligation under the marriage contract between “monseigneur Anssel de Gallende chevalier sires iadis de Tournem en Brie” and “feu Haovys iadis sa fame fille iadis feu mon seigneur Bouchart iadis sires de Montmorenci et de Ysabel iadis fame d’icelui Bouchart”, and that “Iehan de Gallende escuier sires de Tournem” confirmed that “ladite feu Hauys estoit morte sans hoir propre de son corps[705]

6.         JEANNE de Montmorency .  A charter dated May 1260 records an agreement between Saint-Denis and "mon seigneur Mahiu de Mommenci chevalier...et Thibaut son frere et damoisele Aales et damoisele Iehenne ses sereurs"[706]

7.         [--- de Montmorency .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Rogerus", son of "Aelidis secunda filia...[Jacobus]" and "domino Rogero de Rosoy", married thirdly “filiam domini de Montmorenchi in Francia[707].  From a chronological point of view, it appears likely that she was the daughter of Bouchard Seigneur de Montmorency.  m as his third wife, ROGER de Rozoy, son of ROGER Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Alix d’Avesnes (-killed in battle Fariskur 6 Apr 1250).] 

 

 

MATHIEU [IV] de Montmorency, son of MATHIEU [III] Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Jeanne de Brienne (-13 Oct 1305)Seigneur de Montmorency.  "Matheus dominus Montismorenciaci et Maria uxor mea" donated harvest “in granchia nostra de Esconio” to “prior prioratus de nemore sancti Petri” by charter dated Aug 1273[708].  Philippe IV King of France ordered "Matheum dominum Montismorenciaci" to swear homage to Saint-Denis, as “pater ipsius Mathei cuius est heres avus et proavus” had done, by charter dated Feb 1277[709].  The necrology of Montmorency Saint-Martin records the death "III Id Oct” of “dominus Matheus dominus huius castri" and his donation[710]

m firstly (before Aug 1273) MARIE de Dreux, daughter of ROBERT IV Comte de Dreux & his wife Beatrix Ctss de Montfort ([1261]-8 Mar 1276, bur Hautebruyère).  "Matheus dominus Montismorenciaci et Maria uxor mea" donated harvest “in granchia nostra de Esconio” to “prior prioratus de nemore sancti Petri” by charter dated Aug 1273[711].  The necrology of Val abbey records the death "VIII Id Mar" of “Maria de Dreues domina Moranciaci[712].  The necrology of Haute-Bruyère lists members of the Montfort family who are buried in the abbey, including "…madame Marie fille dou conte Robert de Dreux et de la contesse Beatrix…" specifying that she was married "à Montmorency"[713].  A charter dated Sep 1277 records that "Robers cuens de Dreues et de Montfort et...Beetris sa femme comtesse de ces mesmes leus" granted property to “monseigneur Mahi seigneur de Montmorenci iadis nostre gendre” under his marriage contract[714].  "Mahi sires de Montmorenci et Iehanne ma fame" donated property to Paris Saint-Victor by charter dated Mar 1278[715]

m secondly (contract Mar 1278) JEANNE de Lévis, daughter of GUY [II] de Lévis Seigneur de Mirepoix & his wife Isabelle de Marly (-10 Jan [1307/09]).  An undated charter records the contract for the marriage of "Guy de Léviz mareschal de Mirepois chevalier et…Ysabel sa femme…Jehanne nostre ainsnée fille" and "Mahiu seigneur de Montmorency, chevalier"[716].  "Mahi sires de Montmorenci et Iehanne ma fame" donated property to Paris Saint-Victor by charter dated Mar 1278[717].  "Iehenne dame de Monmorenci et Iehans sires de ce mesme lieu" acknowledged payment from Saint-Denis of a debt due to “nostre...seigneur monseigneur Mahi iadis sires de Mommorenci et chambellen de France” by charter dated Apr 1306[718].  The necrology of the abbey of Port-Royal records "VIII Id Apr...Mathieu de Montmorency chevalier et dame Jehanne de Mirapoix sa femme" and their donation[719].  The necrology of Val abbey records the death "IV Id Jan" of “domina Ioanna de Montemorenciaco[720].  "Iehan sire de Mommorency chevalier" donated property to Argentan, for the souls of “monseigneur mon pere et de madame ma mere”, by charter dated Oct 1309[721]

Mathieu [IV] & his second wife had children:

1.         MATHIEU [V] de Montmorency (-[Oct 1305/Apr 1306])Seigneur de Montmorencym (before 23 Jul 1306) as her first husband, JEANNE le Bouteiller de Senlis, daughter of GUILLAUME [IV] le Bouteiller de Senlis Seigneur de Chantilly & first wife Eléonore de Beausault (-after 1314).  She married secondly Jean de Guines Vicomte de Meaux"Ioannem de Guynes militem ratione Ioannæ uxoris suæ relictæ defuncti Mathei de Montemorenciaco quondam fratris Ioannis domini nunc de Montemorenciaco militis" acknowledged having received his wife’s dower by charter dated 1311[722]

2.         JEAN de Montmorency (-Jun 1326, bur Conflans Sainte-Honorine).  Seigneur de Montmorency.  "Iehenne dame de Monmorenci et Iehans sires de ce mesme lieu" acknowledged payment from Saint-Denis of a debt due to “nostre...seigneur monseigneur Mahi iadis sires de Mommorenci et chambellen de France” by charter dated Apr 1306[723].  "Iehan sire de Mommorency chevalier" donated property to Argentan, for the souls of “monseigneur mon pere et de madame ma mere”, by charter dated Oct 1309[724].  "Iohannes dominus de Montmorenceio et de Argentonne" donated property to Argentan, for the souls of “nostra et Ioannæ...uxoris nostræ et liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 31 Mar 1320[725]m as her first husband, JEANNE de Calletot, daughter of ROBERT de Calletot Seigneur de Berneval-en-Caux & his wife --- de Houdenc (-before 22 Apr 1350).  A manuscript genealogy records "N--- de Houdent femme de Guillaume Calletot (al. Robert) seigneur de Berneual et des trois villes S. Denys" as mother of “N--- Calletot femme du Baron de Montmorency” and of “N--- Calletot femme du Baron du Bec Crespin[726].  "Iohannes dominus de Montmorenceio et de Argentonne" donated property to Argentan, for the souls of “nostra et Ioannæ...uxoris nostræ et liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 31 Mar 1320[727].  "Madame Iehanne Dame de Montmorency et...damoisel Charles son filz sires de ce mesmes lieu" confirmed a grants of revenue “en la ville de Saint Brice” to “monsieur Pierre Troussel chevalier, chambellenc nostre sire de Roy et noble dame Madame Ysabeau de Dreus sa fame” by charter dated 14 Jun 1328[728].  She married secondly Guillaume Seigneur de Rochefort.  Jean & his wife had children: 

a)         CHARLES [I] de Montmorency (-11 Sep 1381, bur Notre-Dame du Val)Seigneur de Montmorency.  "Madame Iehanne Dame de Montmorency et...damoisel Charles son filz sires de ce mesmes lieu" confirmed a grants of revenue “en la ville de Saint Brice” to “monsieur Pierre Troussel chevalier, chambellenc nostre sire de Roy et noble dame Madame Ysabeau de Dreus sa fame” by charter dated 14 Jun 1328[729].  Edward III King of England granted protection and free passage to “Charolus de Mountmorensy et Mathæus frater eius” by charter dated 20 May 1341[730].  The necrology of Val abbey records the death “III Id Sep” of “dominus Karolus dominus de Montemorenciaco[731]m firstly (contract 7 Jan 1331) MARGUERITE de Beaujeu, daughter of GUICHARD [VI] Seigneur de Beaujeu & his second wife Marie de Châtillon (-1336).  The marriage contract between "Guichart seigneur de Biaueiu chevalier...sa fille" and “Charles seigneur de Montmorency escuier” is dated 7 Jan 1331[732].  An epitaph at Val abbey records the death "la veille de la Tiphaine" 1336 of “madame Marguerite de Beaugeu iadis fame de messire Charles de Montmorency[733]m secondly (contract Paris 26 Jan 1341) JEANNE de Roucy Dame de Blason et de Chimeliers-en-Anjou, daughter of JEAN [V] Comte de Roucy & his wife Marguerite de Bommiers (-10 Jan 1361, bur Abbaye du Val).  The marriage contract between "monsieur Charles seigneur de Montmorency chevalier" and “damoiselle Ieanne de Roucy fille de...monsieur Iean comte de Roucy et de Braine et de...madame Marguerite de Bomez sa femme” is dated 26 Jan 1341[734].  An epitaph at Val abbey records the death 10 Jan 1361 of “madame Ieanne de Roussy iadis fame de monseigneur Charles sire de Montmorency[735]m thirdly as her first husband, PERNELLE de Villiers Dame de Vitry-en-Brie, de la Tour de Chaumont et de Villiers-le-Sec, daughter of ADAM “le Bègue” Seigneur de Villiers & his wife Alix de Méry (-[1400/15], bur Notre-Dame du Val).  A charter dated 7 Apr 1372 records the division between “monsieur Charles de Montmorenci et dame Perrenelle de Villiers” and “monsieur Gilles de Poissoy et dame Leonor de Villiers sa femme” of the lands of “monsieur Adam de Villiers seigneur de Villiers le sec et à Alix de Mery sa femme, pere et mere desdites Perrenelle et Leonor[736].  She married secondly Guillaume d’Harcourt Seigneur de la Ferté-Imbault et de Montfort-le-Rotrou.  Charles [I] & his second wife had children: 

i)          MARGUERITE de Montmorency (after 1339-after 21 Sep 1406)m (contract Paris Jan 1352, 30 Nov 1356) ROBERT [VII] Seigneur d’Estouteville, son of --- (-[11 Jul] 1396). 

ii)         JEANNE de Montmorency (-after [1364/68])m (contract Paris 29 Sep 1358) GUY dit Brumer de Laval Seigneur de Chaley, de Blazon et de Chemillé, son of --- (-[1383]). 

iii)        MARIE de Montmorency (-after 26 Feb 1372).  m firstly GUILLAUME d’Ivry Seigneur d’Oissery et de Saint-Pathus, son of --- (-after 1368).  m secondly as his second wife, JEAN Seigneur de Châtillon, son of GAUCHER [VIII] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Seigneur de Châtillon, de Troissy et de la Ferté-en-Ponthieu & his second wife Alemande de Revel (-1416). 

Charles [I] & his third wife had children: 

iv)       JACQUES de Montmorency (-1414, before 20 Oct).  Seigneur de Montmorencym (30 Jan 1399, 1 Oct 1399) PHILIPPOTTE de Melun Dame de Croisilles et de Courrières, daughter of HUGUES de Melun Burchgraaf van Gent, Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his second wife Beatrix de Beausart (-1420). 

-         SEIGNEURS de MONTMORENCY[737]

b)         MATHIEU de Montmorency (-29 Jun 1360, bur Taverny).  Edward III King of England granted protection and free passage to “Charolus de Mountmorensy et Mathæus frater eius” by charter dated 20 May 1341[738].  A charter dated 28 Jan 1343 records a division of territories between “Charles de Montmorency” and “Mathieu son frere[739].  Seigneur d’Avraismesnil, de Bouqueval et de Goussainville.  m (before 7 Apr 1349) AIGLANTINE de Vendôme Dame de la Ventrouse et de Charençoy, daughter of JEAN de Vendôme Seigneur de Chartre-sur-Loir & his wife Philippa de Mesalent Dame de la Ferté-Ernaud et de Villepreux. 

-        SEIGNEURS de AVRAIMESNIL[740]

c)         JEAN de Montmorency .  Seigneur d’Argentan.  A charter dated 23 Aug 1350 records the grant of “nostre chastel et chastellerie d’Argenten” to “Iean de Montmorency” by “nostre...frere monsieur Charles seigneur de Montmorency[741]

d)         ISABELLE de Montmorency (-after 2 Mar 1341).  The marriage contract between "messires Charles sires de Montmorenci chevaliers et madame Marguerite de Beaugeu sa fame...damoiselle Ysabeaul de Montmorenci seur dudit monsieur Charles" and “messire Iean sires de Chasteillon cuen de France” is dated 13 Oct 1336[742]m (contract 13 Oct 1336) as his second wife, JEAN de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne, son of GAUCHER [V] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Porcien & his first wife Isabelle de Dreux [Capet] (-1363). 

3.         ALIX de Montmorency .  "Aleps de Mommorency seur de…monseigneur Iean sire de Mommorency" confirmed a donation to Chantilly by charter dated 23 Nov 1314[743]

4.         ISABELLE de Montmorency (-bur Avesnecourt Notre-Dame).  m as his first wife, RORICON Seigneur de Hangest, son of JEAN [III Seigneur de Hangest & his wife Jeanne de la Tournelle (-[1352]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de BEAUVAIS

 

 

A.      COMTES de BEAUVAIS

 

 

Under the Merovingian Frankish kings, the town of Beauvais was governed by the defensor civitatis, appointed by the king, a position which until the mid-9th century is thought to have been filled by the bishop of Beauvais although the texts are lacking to prove that this was the case[744].  The county of Beauvais probably consisted of the former pagus Belvacensis, which lay south of the county of Amiens with the river Epte as its western boundary, and the pagus Vindoilensis to the east which was centred on Vendeuil[745].  The earliest reference to the Carolingian-created county of Beauvais is contained in a capitulary of Emperor Louis I dated 823, but it is not until a charter of King Louis IV dated 936 that we find the first reference to a named comte de Beauvais:  "Bernardus Belvacensium comes"[746].  It has been suggested that the Carolingian comtes de Paris and comtes de Vermandois, to whom Comte Bernard was probably related (see the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY), governed Beauvais before that time, but once again the documentary proof is lacking[747].  In the early 11th century, the county was held by Eudes II Comte de Blois (see CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY), although it is unclear how and when the county came into his possession.  Labande highlights the theory that Beauvais was the dowry of Luitgarde, daughter of Héribert II Comte de Vermandois, who was the paternal grandmother of Comte Eudes[748].  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified and the fit is not ideal from a chronological point of view:  Luitgarde’s marriage to Thibaut I Comte de Blois is dated to [943/44], whereas Bernard Comte de Beauvais was probably still alive in 949.  During the preparation of the present document, no references have been found in any of the primary sources consulted either to the county or any comte de Beauvais during the second half of the 10th century.  This total absence of information suggests that the town was not governed by a hereditary count during this period, presumably because it was not considered strategically important either by the Carolingian king/emperors or by the counts who governed the neighbouring counties.  The absence of a strong local ruler must have provided an opportunity for the bishops of Beauvais to consolidate their lay power in the town and county, although there are no surviving charters from this period which confirm the immunities and privileges of the bishopric of Beauvais[749].  Whatever the truth of the position, a charter dated 1015 records that Eudes II Comte de Blois donated part of the county of Beauvais to Bishop Roger[750], who was probably appointed to the bishopric in 998 after the death of Bishop Hervé.  Thereafter the bishops of Beauvais were recognised as counts of Beauvais, as direct vassals of the king. 

 

 

[Two] siblings: 

1.         BERNARD [III] (-[after 10 Nov 949])Comte de Beauvais.  A charter of King Louis IV dated 25 Jul 936 names "Bernardus Belvacensium comes"[751].  Flodoard records that "rex Ludowicus" besieged Reims with "Erluino…et Artoldo episcopi…comitibus quoque Bernardo ac Theoderico nepote ipsius" in 945 and reinstalled the bishop[752]Hugo Floriacensis records that the king acted on bad advice from "Bernardi comitis Silvanectensis et alterius Bernardui Rothomagensis" which resulted in his defeat by "pagano Aygroldo regi Danorum" in 945[753].  It is possible that one of these counts named Bernard was the same person as the comte de Beauvais.  He may also be identical to the king's adviser who is recorded in 10 Nov 949. 

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

a)         [THEODERIC [Thierry] (-after 949).  Flodoard records that "rex Ludowicus" besieged Reims with "Erluino…et Artoldo episcopi…comitibus quoque Bernardo ac Theoderico nepote ipsius" in 945 and reinstalled the bishop[754].  Flodoard records that "Dodo frater domini Artoldi cum fidelibus ipsius et Theodericus comes" besieged "Altmontem" [Omont] in 949[755].] 

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         ROGER (-24 Jun 1022)Gallia Christiana notes that Bishop Roger is alleged to have been the son of "Odone comite Blesensi et Bertha filia Conradi Burgundiae", and that “patruum habuit Hugonem archiepiscopum Bituriecensem, avunculus ex sorore Elvisa Odolrici episcopi Aurelianensis”, but adds that "contra aiunt quidam, nulla exstare vetera instrumenta, quibus adstruatur stemma illud genealogicum"[756].  A charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, names "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus"[757].  "Rogerius notarius regis" wrote the charter dated 14 Jun [988] under which Hugues King of France confirmed the privileges of the abbey of Sainte-Colombe de Sens[758].  Chancellor of France.  "Rogerius Protocancellarius" subscribed the charter dated [996] under which Hugues King of France and his son Robert II King of France confirmed the foundation of the monastery of Bourgeuil[759].  The Vita Burchardi names "Rogerius Cancellarius" [of King Robert II] and adds that he was later appointed bishop "in urbe Belvacensi", in the context of a donation by the king to the abbey of Noisy-le-Sec[760].  Seigneur du château de Nogent-le-Roi.  Bishop of Beauvais [998].  “...Rogerus Belvacensium episcopus...” subscribed the charter dated to [1008] under which Robert II King of France confirmed donations to Saint-Denis[761]Comte de Beauvais 1015.  "Odonis…comitis" [Eudes II Comte de Blois] donated part of the county of Beauvais to "Rogerius sanctæ Belvacensis sedis…pontifex", recorded in the charter dated 1015 under which Robert II King of France confirmed the donation[762].  One of the continuators of Sigebert records that "Rogero episcopo" was given "comitatus Beluacensis" in 1015 and died in 1024, confirming that he had exchanged "castro Syncerrio in Bituricensi territorio sito" for the county of Beauvais (which is not mentioned in the 1015 charter)[763].  The later Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines also states that Comte Eudes granted Beauvais to the bishop and received in return the castle of Sancerre "sui patrimonii in dyocesi Bituricensi"[764].  The necrology of Beauvais records the death "VIII Kal Jul" of "Rotgerius presul" and his donations to the church of properties "in pago Normannico Alliacum et in Vermandensi Montiacum"[765].  The Continuatio of Sigebert's Chronica written in Beauvais records the death in 1024 of “in Gallia Beluacensi urbe...Rogerius...episcopus” who had donated “inter alia...æcclesiæ sancti Petri...Alliacum in Northmannia et Montiacum in Vermandensi patria”, adding that he had acquired “comitatum...eiusdem urbis” from “Odone Campaniensi comite” in exchange for “castro Syncerrio in Bituricensi territorio sito[766]

2.         HELOISE (-Jan ----).  The Vita of St Gregory Archbishop of Nikopolis records "nobilis matrona Allvisa" in "Pithiueris" as mother of "Odolricum", specifying that Odolric was "unigenitum suum" in relation to his mother[767].  Labande confirms that Odolric was the son of Rainard de Broyes seigneur de Pithiviers and his wife Héloise[768].  Her family origin is confirmed by charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, which names her son "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus"[769].  The necrology of Pithiviers Saint-Georges records the death in Jan of "dominæ Heloysiæ quondam ducissæ Aurelianensis", adding that she founded the church[770].  The anachronistic "ducissa" indicates that the record was not contemporary, although it provides some indication of the relative importance accorded to her family in the region.  m as his second wife, RAINARD, son of ---.  Seigneur de Pithiviers.   

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de BEAUVAIS

 

 

1.         EUDES [I] (-after Nov 1107).  Châtelain de Beauvais.  “...Odonis castellani, Rorberti de Calvomonte, Radulphi filii Walterii fratris, castellani” subscribed the charter dated Nov 1107 under which Godefroy Bishop of Beauvais granted rights to Saint-Just-en-Chaussée[771]m EVA, daughter of --- (-8 Sep ----).  The necrology of Saint-Quentin records the death “VI Id Sep” of “Eva” and the donation for her and for “Odone castellane viro suo” made by “Odo castellanus filius eorum concedente Agnete uxore sua[772].  Eudes [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         EUDES [II] .  The necrology of Saint-Quentin records the death “VI Id Sep” of “Eva” and the donation for her and for “Odone castellane viro suo” made by “Odo castellanus filius eorum concedente Agnete uxore sua[773]"Odilo castellanus et Adam filius eius" donated property to Saint-Leu d’Esserent by charter dated 1124[774]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  The necrology of Saint-Quentin records the death “VI Id Sep” of “Eva” and the donation for her and for “Odone castellane viro suo” made by “Odo castellanus filius eorum concedente Agnete uxore sua[775].  Eudes [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ADAM"Odilo castellanus et Adam filius eius" donated property to Saint-Leu d’Esserent by charter dated 1124[776]Adam castellano, Odone fratre eius” are named as present in a charter dated 1139 of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais[777].  “Adam castellanus, Hierosolimitane asccintus expeditioni, et Adelais uxor eius et Odo filius eorum et Agnes eorum filia” donated property to Saint-Quentin by charter dated 1147[778]m ADELAIS, daughter of ---.  “Adam castellanus, Hierosolimitane asccintus expeditioni, et Adelais uxor eius et Odo filius eorum et Agnes eorum filia” donated property to Saint-Quentin by charter dated 1147[779].  Adam & his wife had two children: 

(1)       EUDES [III] .  “Adam castellanus, Hierosolimitane asccintus expeditioni, et Adelais uxor eius et Odo filius eorum et Agnes eorum filia” donated property to Saint-Quentin by charter dated 1147[780]

(2)       AGNES .  “Adam castellanus, Hierosolimitane asccintus expeditioni, et Adelais uxor eius et Odo filius eorum et Agnes eorum filia” donated property to Saint-Quentin by charter dated 1147[781]

ii)         EUDES .  “Adam castellano, Odone fratre eius” are named as present in a charter dated 1139 of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais[782]

2.         GAUTHIERm ---.  Gauthier & his wife had one child: 

a)         RAOUL .  “...Odonis castellani, Rorberti de Calvomonte, Radulphi filii Walterii fratris, castellani” subscribed the charter dated Nov 1107 under which Godefroy Bishop of Beauvais granted rights to Saint-Just-en-Chaussée[783]

 

 

 

C.      SIRES de BRETEUIL

 

 

Breteuil is situated in the arrondissement of Clermont, in the present-day French département of Oise.  From the early 11th century, it is recorded as one of the holdings of the family who were also Vicomtes de Chartres (see the document CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY).  Erard [II] de Breteuil Vicomte de Chartres resigned his holdings to enter the monastic life in 1073, when his properties were divided between his brothers: Hugues du Puiset succeeded as vicomte de Chartres, while Valéran [I] retained Breteuil.  The history of the family is relatively straight-forward until the succession of his great-grandson Valéran [III] in 1147.  The primary sources which have been identified indicate that Valéran [III] married twice, leaving two daughters by his first marriage and one by his second.  Breteuil eventually passed to his youngest daughter Amicie.  The inheritance of Breteuil after the death of Amicie is discussed in detail in the introduction to Part D of the present chapter. 

 

 

VALERAN [I] de Breteuil, son of ERARD [I] Comte de Breteuil, Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Humberge --- (-after 25 Feb 1084)Sire de Breteuil.  Co-seigneur de Creil.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1077 under which "Waleranni…possessor in Francia castri…Bretulii" granted property for the love of "germanique mei fratris Ebrardi" who recently became a monk at Saint-Martin de Turenne, witnessed by "Ursione vicedomino Belvacensi et possessore Girbereici castri, Elia cognato eius…"[784]

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

Valeran [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         VALERAN [II] de Breteuil (-after 1124).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Sire de Breteuil.  “Gualeranus de Britolio” donated “altare du Tilz” [Notre-Dame-du-Thil] to Beauvais Saint-Quentin, in the presence of “Ebrardus filius meus et filia mea Emelina”, by charter dated [15] Mar (“XVIII Kal Apr”) 1118[785].  "Galéran de Breteuil, Ivette son épouse et Eberard leur fils" consented to the donation by Robert de Membroles to the abbey of Josaphat-lès-Chartres, confirmed by Louis VI King of France by charter dated 1124[786]m JUDITH [Ivette], daughter of ---.  Nobilis femina Judidta” donated “terram...Limaurion” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1123, which names “Ebrardum Judidte ex Galeranno de Britullio filium[787]Henry I King of England confirmed the foundation of Conches by "Rogerius senior de Toenio et filius eius Radulphus senex et Radulphus juvenis filius prædicti Radulphi senis et Rogerius filius Radulphi juvenis", quoting the donation by "Ebrardus Britholensium dominus" with the consent of "Ineta matre mea", dated to [1130][788].  The charter dated 1150, under which Thierry Bishop of Amiens confirmed agreements with “Manassem dominum castelli Conteiensis et Johannem filius ipsius [...quarte partis quartam portionem] et Everardum de Britolio [...quarte...partis...concedente...filiis suis Gualeranno et Hugone] et Petrum de Velana [...octavum parte]” concerning "vicecomitatu villarum...de Dommeliers, de Dommorez, de Vacaria, de Bonoculo, de Fontanis", half of which was held by the church and the other half “de feodo domini Conteiensis[789], suggests a family connection between the Breteuil and Conty families.  It is possible that this was through the wife of Valéran [II] de Breteuil.  Valéran [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ERARD [III] de Breteuil (-killed in battle Laodicea 1147)Nobilis femina Judidta” donated “terram...Limaurion” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1123, which names “Ebrardum Judidte ex Galeranno de Britullio filium[790]Comte de Breteuil

-        see below

b)         SENEGONDE de Breteuil (-[1113]).  Ives Bishop of Chartres wrote to Lisiard Bishop of Soissons, dated to [1113/14], objecting to the proposed marriage of “Petri filii Gervasii” and “filiæ Waleranni Brituliensis”, because “Sinegundis...soror hujus juvenculæ” had been the wife of Pierre[791]m (before 1113) PIERRE de Châteauneuf, son of GERVAIS de Châteauneuf & his wife Mabile de Montgommery. 

c)         EMMELINE de Breteuil (-after [15] Mar 1118).  Ives Bishop of Chartres wrote to Lisiard Bishop of Soissons, dated to [1113/14], objecting to the proposed marriage of “Petri filii Gervasii” and “filiæ Waleranni Brituliensis”, because “Sinegundis...soror hujus juvenculæ” had been the wife of Pierre[792].  “Gualeranus de Britolio” donated “altare du Tilz” [Notre-Dame-du-Thil] to Beauvais Saint-Quentin, in the presence of “Ebrardus filius meus et filia mea Emelina”, by charter dated [15] Mar (“XVIII Kal Apr”) 1118[793]

2.         GAUTHIER de Breteuil (-killed in battle Nikaia [1097]).  Albert of Aix records that the crusaders arrived at "urbem Nizh" and requested supplies from "ducem Nichitam principem Bulgarorum" who was then in the town, and were obliged to give him as hostages "Walterus filius Waleramni de Bretul castello…juxta Belvatium et Godefridus Burel de Stampis", who were returned safely after the crusading army passed on[794].  Albert of Aix records that "Petrus, Reinoldus de Breis, Walterus filius Waleramni de Bretoil, Godefridus Burel, Folcherus Aureliensis" regrouped with 500 men on a mountain after the crusaders were attacked by "ducem Nichitam principem Bulgarorum" outside "urbem Nizh" before proceeding on their way[795].  Albert of Aix records that "Reinoldum de Breis, Walterum Senzavohir, Walterum quoque de Bretol et Folkerum Aureliensem", leaders of the army of Pierre l’Hermite, refused to counter-attack the Turks after the crusading army was first defeated at Nikaia and were declared cowardly by "Godefridus…Burel" leader of the foot soldiers, which spurred them into action, but that "Walterus Senzavohir…Reinoldus de Breis, Folerus Carnotensis" were killed in the ensuing battle[796]

3.         THIBAUT de Breteuil "le chevalier blanc" (-killed in battle [1090]).  Orderic Vitalis records that "Tedbaldus, Gualeranni de Britolio filius […candidus eques], et Guido Rubicundus" were killed in battle in Normandy, dated to 1090 from the context[797]

 

 

ERARD [III] de Breteuil, son of VALERAN [II] Sire de Breteuil & his wife Ivette [Judith] --- (-killed in battle Laodicea 19 Jan 1148).  “Gualeranus de Britolio” donated “altare du Tilz” [Notre-Dame-du-Thil] to Beauvais Saint-Quentin, in the presence of “Ebrardus filius meus et filia mea Emelina”, by charter dated [15] Mar (“XVIII Kal Apr”) 1118[798]Nobilis femina Judidta” donated “terram...Limaurion” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1123, which names “Ebrardum Judidte ex Galeranno de Britullio filium[799]Comte de Breteuil.  Henry I King of England confirmed the foundation of Conches by "Rogerius senior de Toenio et filius eius Radulphus senex et Radulphus juvenis filius prædicti Radulphi senis et Rogerius filius Radulphi juvenis", quoting the donation by "Ebrardus Britholensium dominus" with the consent of "Ineta matre mea", dated to [1130][800].  “Miles Evrardus Britulensium dominus et filii eius Walerannus, Evrardus...avocaturam et vicecomitatum” donated property “in villa et in terra de Tilleto” to Lannoy abbey by charter dated to [1136][801].  Odon Bishop of Beauvais confirmed donations to Lannoy, including the donation of property “in villa et in terra Teoleti” made by “Everardus Britolii dominus et filii eius Walerannus, Everardus et Hugo”, by charter dated 1140[802].  “Dominus Brituliensis Ebrardus” donated “partem suam vicecomitatus...in terris et villis matris ecclesie Ambianensis” to Amiens Notre-Dame in the same way that "Manasses dominus Conteiensis" donated his part, with the consent of "filiis suis Gualeranno et Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1142][803].  “Manasses dominus Conteiensis” donated property “de vicecomitatu villarum de Dommeliers, de Dommorez, de Vaccaria, de Bonoculo, de Fontainis” to Amiens, in the presence of "Brituliensi domino Ebrardo", with the consent of "conjunx mea Eufemia et frater meus Rainaldus", by charter dated to [1142][804].  The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Evrardus de Britolio…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[805].  William of Tyre records "comes Guarenna...Galcherius de Montiay, Evrardus de Bretol, Berus de Magnac…" among those killed in battle at Laodicea, in early 1148 (N.S.)[806]

m firstly (repudiated 1130) BEATRIX de Coucy, daughter of THOMAS Comte d’Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy & his first wife Ida de Hainaut (-after 1156).  The Annales Lobienses refer to the two daughters of "Thomam de Marla" & his wife, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Evrardus de Bretullie" by whom she was mother of "Evrardum et Gualerannum cum aliis"[807].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the other of the two daughters of "Thomam de Cocy" as the husband was "Everardus de Bretulio"[808].  "Ebrardus Britulensium dominus" names his wife Beatrix and his sons “Galeran et Ebrard” in a charter in favour of Charlis abbey[809].  Pope Lucius II ordered an enquiry into the consanguinity between “Ebrardus de Britolio”, who had just returned from Jerusalem, and “filiam...Thomæ de Marna”, presumably with a view to regularise Erard’s second marriage, dated 16 Jun 1144[810]

m secondly IVETTE, daughter of --- (-[before 1147]).  "Ebrard seigneur de Breteuil et Ivette son épouse" donated the church of Hacqueville to the abbey of Conches by charter dated to [1129/64][811].  Her family origin is not known.  However, as noted below, no indication has yet been found about how Hugues, son of Erard [III] Sire de Breteuil, acquired the seigneurie de Crèvecœur.  One possibility is that he was the son of his father’s second marriage, his second wife being the heiress of an earlier Crèvecœur family.  Pope Lucius II ordered an enquiry into the consanguinity between “Ebrardus de Britolio”, who had just returned from Jerusalem, and “filiam...Thomæ de Marna”, presumably with a view to regularise Erard’s second marriage, dated 16 Jun 1144[812]

Erard [III] & his first wife had two children: 

1.         VALERAN [III] de Breteuil (-[1162]).  “Miles Evrardus Britulensium dominus et filii eius Walerannus, Evrardus...avocaturam et vicecomitatum” donated property “in villa et in terra de Tilleto” to Lannoy abbey by charter dated to [1136][813].  Odon Bishop of Beauvais confirmed donations to Lannoy, including the donation of property “in villa et in terra Teoleti” made by “Everardus Britolii dominus et filii eius Walerannus, Everardus et Hugo”, by charter dated 1140[814].  “Dominus Brituliensis Ebrardus” donated “partem suam vicecomitatus...in terris et villis matris ecclesie Ambianensis” to Amiens Notre-Dame in the same way that "Manasses dominus Conteiensis" donated his part, with the consent of "filiis suis Gualeranno et Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1142][815]Sire de Breteuilm firstly HOLDEBURGE Dame d'Ailly-sur-Noye et de Tartigny, daughter of --- [Seigneur d’Ailly-sur-Noye] & his wife Beatrix de Bulles (-after 24 Jun 1156).  A charter dated 1153 records that “Galerannum de Britoglio” donated property at Champmartin at Rueil-sur-Bèche to Froidmont abbey, with the consent of “Hugone fratre suo...et Holdeburge uxore Galeranni, Aalsi et Mathilde filiabus eius[816].  “Holdeburgis domina Britoglii” on her deathbed donated the tolls of Hermes-sur-le-Thérain to Variville priory, with the consent of “Beatricis matris sue...domini Waleranni Britolii predicte Holdeburgis mariti”, by charter dated 24 Jun 1156[817]m secondly ([1156/60]) as her first husband, ALIX de Dreux, daughter of ROBERT [I] Seigneur de Dreux et du Perche [Capet] & his first wife Hawise de Salisbury ([1145/46]-[Jan 1205/Mar 1210], bur église collégiale de Dreux).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Alaydam" as the daughter of "comitem de Brana Robertum domnum" & his first wife, naming her first husband "Gallerano de Bertuilh", her second husband "Guidone de Castellone", her third husband "Iohanne castellano Noviomensi" and her fourth husband "comite Suessionensi"[818].  She married secondly (1161) Guy [II] Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne, thirdly Jean [I] Seigneur de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon, and fourthly (1182 or before) as his first wife, Raoul de Nesle Comte de Soissons.  Valéran [III] & his first wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         ALIX de Breteuil (-after [1195/97], bur Variville).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissam Clarimontis Belvacensis et uxorem Symonis Clarimontis et Emiciam" as the three daughters of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her first husband[819], although it appears chronologically impossible for Alix, wife of Raoul Comte de Clermont, to have been the daughter of Valeran [III] by his second wife.  The correct parentage of Alix and her sister Mathilde is confirmed by the charter dated 1153 which records that “Galerannum de Britoglio” donated property at Champmartin at Rueil-sur-Bèche to Froidmont abbey, with the consent of “Hugone fratre suo...et Holdeburge uxore Galeranni, Aalsi et Mathilde filiabus eius[820]Dame de Breteuil.  "Adelidis uxor …" consented to the donation by "Radulfus…comes Clarimontis" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated 1162[821].  "R…comes Clarimontis et dominus Brituliensis…et Aeliz comitissam uxorem meam" confirmed the donation to the church of Breteuil by "Sangalo de Garda Malgerii, Henricus filius eius" by undated charter, witnessed by "Albericus Domni Martini comes et Mahaux soror mea, Domni Martini comitissa, Rainaldus castellanus Britulii…"[822].  "Radulphus…comes Clarimontis" donated harvest from property "apid Credulium" to Paris Hôtel-Dieu, with the consent of "uxore mea comitissa Aaliz et filiabus meis…Catalina et Aaliz", by charter dated 1177[823].  "Adelidis uxoris mee…" consented to two donations by "Radulfus comes Claromonensis" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charters dated 1178[824].  "Uxore mea Aelis…" consented to the donation by "Radulfus comes Clarimontis" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated 1182[825].  "Aelidis comitissa Claromontis et domina Britulli" confirmed the donation to the church of Breteuil by "Hugo de Garda" by charter dated 1194, witnessed by "Radulphus de Ailli nepos meus…Manasses de Conti…" and confirmed another donation by "Hugo de Crepicordio frater patris mei Galeranni" for the soul of "Petronille filie sue" and confirmed after his death by "Heverardus eius filius successor et heres"[826]m ([1153/55]) RAOUL "le Roux" Comte de Clermont, son of RENAUD Comte de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis & his [second wife Clémence ---] (-killed in battle Acre 15 Oct 1191).  Seigneur de Breteuil 1163.  Connétable de France. 

b)         MATHILDE de Breteuil (-14 Mar 1208).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissam Clarimontis Belvacensis et uxorem Symonis Clarimontis et Emiciam" as the three daughters of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her first husband[827], although it appears chronologically unlikely for Mathilde, wife of Simon de Clermont, to have been the daughter of Valeran [III] by his second wife.  The correct parentage of Alix and her sister Mathilde is confirmed by the charter dated 1153 which records that “Galerannum de Britoglio” donated property at Champmartin at Rueil-sur-Bèche to Froidmont abbey, with the consent of “Hugone fratre suo...et Holdeburge uxore Galeranni, Aalsi et Mathilde filiabus eius[828].  Dame d’Ailly: [the widow of her grandson] Gertrudis domina Alliaci...Joannes filius meus” confirmed the donation of land “apud Beeleuses in decima quam emit Matilidis de Alliaco mater predicti Radulfi” made by “Radulfus de Claromonte quondam maritus meus” by charter dated 1225[829]Radulfus...comes Clarimontis et dominus Britolii” reached agreement with Lannoy abbey over “feodis meis in Montania”, with the consent of “uxore mea comitissa Aeliza et filia mea Katerina et fratre meo Symone cum uxore sua Matilde”, by charter dated 1174[830].  "Dnus Symon de Alliaco" donated property to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "Matildis uxor eius et filii eius Radulfus et Guido et Dnus Robertus de Bova", by charter dated to before 1191, but received 1193, signed by "Rodulfus comes de Claromonte…"[831]m SIMON de Clermont Seigneur de'Ailly-sur-Noye, son of RENAUD Comte de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis & his [second wife Clémence ---] (-after 1187). 

c)         sons .  A charter dated 1221, under which Amicia domina Bretolii” confirmed donations of harvest at Breteuil to the church of Saint-Just for the souls of “ses fils et de ses filles, de ses frères et sœurs[832], shows that Amicie had brothers, who presumably all died young

Valéran [III] & his second wife had one child: 

d)         AMICIE de Breteuil ([1157/62]-[Sep/Oct] 1226)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissam Clarimontis Belvacensis et uxorem Symonis Clarimontis et Emiciam" as the three daughters of "Alaydis [filia comitem de Brana Robertum domnum]" & her first husband[833].  As noted above, other sources indicate that Valéran’s first wife was the mother of the two older daughters.  However, the charter dated Mar 1201, under which "Gaucherus de Castellione dominus de Mongai" [identified as Gaucher [III] de Châtillon, future comte de Saint-Pol, son of Alix de Dreux by her second marriage] confirmed a donation to Saint-Denis by “sororio meo Balduino de Donion et...sorori meæ Amiciæ” by charter dated Mar 1201[834], indicates that Amicie was Alix’s daughter.  One difficulty is presented by the charter dated Jul 1223, quoted below, which confirms that Amicie inherited the seigneurie de Blanc-Fossé from Manassès de Bulles her “avunculus”.  It has not yet proved possible to identify the precise family relationship between Manassès and Amicie, although three possibilities are suggested in the present document none of which is entirely satisfactory (as a possible son of Erard [III] Sire de Breteuil by his second wife, or the as same person as either Manassès [V] de Conty or Manassès [VI] de [Conty-]Bulles both of whom are shown in the section of this document dealing with the seigneurs de Conty).  "Balduinus de Dongione et...Amicia uxor eius" donated property “quod dominus Gaucherius de Castillione feodum” to Saint-Denis by charter dated Mar 1201[835]Gallia Christiana states that “Guillelmus de Donjeon ex comitibus Nivernensis oriundus, Mathildis comitissæ Nivernensis dominæ Donziaci avunculus (forte patruus)” had “fratrem...Baldudinum de Hiere” who donated property to “Sacro-Portui seu Barbello Cisterciensis ordinis...monasterio” when leaving for Jerusalem with the consent of “A. uxore et I & Ferrico filiis”, but cites no primary source on which this information is based[836]Du Bouchet, presumably referring to the same donation, states that “Baudouin du Donjon” donated property to Barbeaux abbey on leaving on pilgrimage, with the consent of his wife “Amicie de Chastillon...de Jean et Ferry ses enfans et de Guillaume son frere Archevesque de Bourges” by charter dated 1203[837]Amicia uxor quondam Baudoini de Donjun” donated “censu meo...apud Domnum Martinum” to Chaalis, with the consent of “Dni Johannis Briardi presentis viri mei”, by charter dated 1213[838].  “Symon de Pissyaco [...et Agnes uxor mea] et...Johannes Briart [...et Amitia uxor mea]” confirmed a donation to Vaux de Cernay by charter dated 1214[839].  She succeeded her great nephew Thibaut VI Comte de Blois as Dame de Breteuil in 1218.  Dame de Catheux.  Amicia domina Bretolii” confirmed donations of harvest at Breteuil to the church of Saint-Just for the souls of “ses fils et de ses filles, de ses frères et sœurs” by charter dated 1221[840]Amicie dame de Breteuil” donated “une rente de cent livres sur le péage de Francastel” to “son fils Guillaume de Donjon frère et chevalier de l’hôpital de Jerusalem” and the knights by charter dated Jun 1221[841]Amicia domina Britulii” confirmed the donation made by “dominus Manasserus de Bullis avunculus meus, de Albo Fossato dominus, ad ultimum vite sue”, adding that she was “in hereditate dicti Manasseri, avunculi mei, jure hereditario”, by charter dated Jul 1223[842].  A charter dated Aug 1225 records an agreement between the bishop of Beauvais and Galterus de Risnel dominus Brituliensis et Amicia uxor mea domina Brituliensis[843]m firstly ([1175/80]) BAUDOUIN du Donjon, son of FERRY [I] de Donjon & his [second/third] wife [---/Moenée ---] (-[22 Jan 1205/06]).  m secondly JEAN Briard Seigneur de Villiers, son of --- (-[Feb/May] 1219).  m thirdly (before Aug 1225) GAUTHIER de Reynel, son of --- (-killed in battle [Aug 1225/Aug 1226).  He was killed fighting the Albigensians. 

2.         ERARD de Breteuil (-after 1168).  “Miles Evrardus Britulensium dominus et filii eius Walerannus, Evrardus...avocaturam et vicecomitatum” donated property “in villa et in terra de Tilleto” to Lannoy abbey by charter dated to [1136][844].  Odon Bishop of Beauvais confirmed donations to Lannoy, including the donation of property “in villa et in terra Teoleti” made by “Everardus Britolii dominus et filii eius Walerannus, Everardus et Hugo”, by charter dated 1140[845].  “Dominus Brituliensis Ebrardus” donated “partem suam vicecomitatus...in terris et villis matris ecclesie Ambianensis” to Amiens Notre-Dame in the same way that "Manasses dominus Conteiensis" donated his part, with the consent of "filiis suis Gualeranno et Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1142][846]m REMBURGE, daughter of ROGER Ferat & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1168.  Erard & his wife had one child: 

a)         GAUTHIER de Breteuil .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1168. 

Erard [III] & his [first/second] wife had two children: 

3.         HUGUES de Breteuil (-[28] Mar 1184, bur Abbaye de Breteuil)Odon Bishop of Beauvais confirmed donations to Lannoy, including the donation of property “in villa et in terra Teoleti” made by “Everardus Britolii dominus et filii eius Walerannus, Everardus et Hugo”, by charter dated 1140[847]Seigneur de Crèvecœur.  No indication has yet been found about how Hugues acquired the seigneurie de Crèvecœur.  One possibility is that he was the son of his father’s second wife, whose family origin is unknown but who may have been related to the earlier Crèvecœur families who are shown in the document NORMANDY NOBILITY.  “Hugo de Crevecuer...et uxor mea Ada et filii mei et filiæ meæ omnes...Ebrardus, Ingelranus, Matilda, Sara et Petronilla” donated “terra de Mormaisons” to Beauvais Saint-Lucien by undated charter[848]

-        SEIGNEURS de CREVECŒUR

4.         ENGUERRAND de Breteuil .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Dion says that he is nommé seulement en 1139” but he does not cite the relevant source[849].    

-        CHÂTELAINS de BRETEUIL[850]

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

5.         [MANASSES de Bulles (-[1222/Jul 1223]).  This is only one possible identity of Manassès de Bulles who is named in the 1222 and Jul 1223 charters which are quoted below (the others so far identified are Manassès [V] de Conty and Manassès [VI] de [Conty-]Bulles, who are both shown in the section of the present document which deals with the seigneurs de Conty).  It is the possibility which most strictly respects Manassès being described as “avunculus” of Amicie de Breteuil, and it is possible that a son of the second marriage of Erard [III] de Breteuil would still have been alive in 1222 although he would have been old.  However, there is no other indication that the Breteuil family held a share in the Bulles inheritance.  This had been divided between the Mello and Conty families after the death of Renaud Seigneur de Bulles after 1167, and it is difficult to see how the Breteuil family could have acquired a share subsequently either through the second wife of Erard [III] de Breteuil or in some other way.  It is true that the family origin of Erard’s second wife has not yet been identified, but as noted above there is some likelihood that she was connected with Crèvecœur.  Another difficulty is that the name Manassès features in both the Conty and Mello families, which further complicates the conclusive identification of Manassès Seigneur de Blanc-Fossé.  No earlier reference has yet been found to the seigneurie de Blanc-Fossé (located in the Beauvaisis), so there is no indication whether it formed part of the holdings of the Bulles, Breteuil, Conty or Mello families.  Dion names Manassès dit de Bulles seigneur de Blanc-Fossé, dont Ascelin et Henri morts sans postérité” as the son of Erard [III] by his second wife[851].  However, it is not clear from his text that he had analysed all the different possibilities, including the connection between the Conty family and the Bulles inheritance, before making this statement.  He does not cite the primary source which names Manassès’s two supposed children.  Seigneur de Blanc-Fossé: “Manasserus de Bullis miles dominus de Albo Fossato” donated “vingt journaux de bois en la vallée de Paillart” to Hôtel-Dieu de Beauvais by charter dated 1222[852].  He appointed as his heir Amicie Dame de Breteuil: “Amicia domina Britulii” confirmed the donation made by “dominus Manasserus de Bullis avunculus meus, de Albo Fossato dominus, ad ultimum vite sue”, adding that she was “in hereditate dicti Manasseri, avunculi mei, jure hereditario”, by charter dated Jul 1223[853].] 

6.         ERMENGARDE de Breteuil (-after 1193).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Dion says that Ermengarde was en 1193 veuve d’un seigneur dont le nom ne nous est pas connu et avait pour enfants: Gervais, Raoul, clercs; Isabeau, Alice et Mathilde” but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[854].  She founded the abbey of Froidmont[855]m --- (-after 1193). 

 

 

 

D.      SIRES de BRETEUIL (BEAUSAULT)

 

 

The relationship between Amicie, third and youngest daughter of Valéran [III] Sire de Breteuil, and her successors in Breteuil is uncertain.  Valéran [III] left three daughters.  The heirs of the oldest daughter Alix, who had married Raoul Comte de Clermont, governed Breteuil as well as the county of Clermont, until 1218 when Alix’s grandson Thibaut VI Comte de Blois died.  The French crown then acquired Clermont, while Thibaut’s maternal great-aunt Amicie succeeded in Breteuil.  It is not known what arrangements were made at the time to compensate the descendants of Mathilde, the second daughter of Valéran [III] who had married Simon younger brother of Raoul Comte de Clermont, for the loss of Breteuil.  Amicie died in [Sep/Oct] 1226.  Within a few weeks, by charter dated Nov 1226, “Simon de Bellosaltu, Clementia uxor eius et Johenna de Argies” repurchased “terræ Britholii, de dicto rege moventis” for 3,000 Parisian pounds, saving “pactionibus quas Amicia domina Britholii” had made “cum domino rege[856].  It is assumed that the joint purchasers, Clémence wife of Simon de Beausault and Jeanne de Dargies, were sisters although the relationship is not specified in the document.  It is not known what was the nature of the agreements ("pactionibus") which Amicie made with the king before she died. 

 

On the basis of the primary sources which have so far been identified, the following are the only facts which are certain in this situation: 

·         Clémence and Jeanne were closely related to Amicie, probably her nearest natural heirs.  This is confirmed by the transfer of the seigneurie de Blanc-Fossé, which Amicie had inherited from her “uncle”: Amicia domina Britulii” confirmed the donation made by “dominus Manasserus de Bullis avunculus meus, de Albo Fossato dominus [Seigneur de Blanc-Fossé], ad ultimum vite sue”, adding that she was “in hereditate dicti Manasseri, avunculi mei, jure hereditario”, by charter dated Jul 1223[857]A charter dated 1233 shows that Blanc-Fossé was then held by Hugo de Dargies miles dominus de Albo Fossato, frater Simonis[858], who is identified as a younger son of Jeanne de Dargies

·         The sisters were also closely related to the Clermont family.  Simon de Dargies miles dominus Britolii” [the son of Jeanne de Dargies] confirmed donations of harvest “de prato in granchia de Tartigny” made to Beaupré by “dominus Radulfus de Claramonte quondam avunculus meus...cognatus meus Radulfus de Claromonte miles filius predicti domini Radulfi” by charter dated Apr 1243[859].  It is assumed that this document refers to Raoul de Clermont, son of Simon de Clermont, and his son Raoul.  It is unlikely that it refers to Raoul Comte de Clermont, married to Alix de Breteuil, as the donor is not accorded the comital title in the charter. 

·         Arrangements had already been made for the inheritance of Breteuil even before Amicie died, which does suggest that none of her children had survived.  Radulfus de Claromonte” [Raoul de Clermont, son of Simon de Clermont and his wife Mathilde de Breteuil] agreed with Louis VIII King of France to renounce his claims “in comitatu Clarimontis”, with the consent of “Johannes et Simon filii mei”, in return for the king recognising his acquisition of “eschaetæ Amiciæ dominæ Britolii de terra Britolii et eius pertinentiiis tam feodis quam domaniis” if he lived “post decessum Amiciæ predictæ”, by charter dated Nov 1223[860].  The king was at that stage planning to grant the county of Clermont to his half-brother Philippe "Hurepel".  He needed the renunciation of all the possible claimants to the county, including Raoul, to avoid later challenges.  It cannot be concluded definitively from this document that Amicie had no surviving children: given the pressure relating to Clermont, the king needed Breteuil to provide convenient compensation for obtaining Raoul’s consent and he may have been willing to deprive Amicie’s natural heirs of their inheritance in order to do so.  It should be noted that neither Clémence’s nor Jeanne’s husband was nobility of the highest order, so presumably they would have had little influence in the matter.  Raoul de Clermont died before Amicie, so the condition imposed in the 1223 document failed and the king was then free to sell Breteuil to whomever he chose. 

·         Breteuil escheated to the French crown when Amicie died: it is described in the Nov 1226 charter as terræ Britholii, de dicto rege moventis”.  This suggests that Amicie had no surviving children. 

·         Amicie did have children.  Amicia domina Bretolii” confirmed donations of harvest at Breteuil to the church of Saint-Just for the souls of “ses fils et de ses filles, de ses frères et sœurs” by charter dated 1221[861].  From this extract, in French translation, it appears that all her children were deceased at the time as they are mentioned before Amicie’s brothers and sisters, all of whom were dead.  However, this conclusion is proved incorrect by the charter dated Jun 1221 under which Amicie dame de Breteuil” donated “une rente de cent livres sur le péage de Francastel” to “son fils Guillaume de Donjon frère et chevalier de l’hôpital de Jerusalem” and the knights[862].  Presumably Guillaume de Donjon died before the charter dated Nov 1223 referred to above, otherwise he would have been the natural heir to Breteuil (unless his succession was excluded because he was a knight hospitaller)

 

There appear to be two possibilities concerning the parentage of the sisters Clémence and Jeanne: either they were daughters of Mathilde de Breteuil and her husband Simon de Clermont, or they were children of Amicie.  Daniel Power opts for the first possibility: he assumes that Amicie died childless and that Clémence and Jeanne were the sisters of Raoul de Clermont, son of Simon de Clermont[863].  However, in this scenario succession to Breteuil by Raoul de Clermont’s sisters seems surprising given that his sons would have been deprived of their apparently superior claim.  Nevertheless, this hypothesis appears consistent with all the known facts set out above, and is probably the safer conclusion.  It is what is shown below in the present section, but in square brackets to indicate that doubt persists, as the possibility of Amicie leaving children cannot be excluded entirely.  Concerning the second possibility, Dion (who made a special study of the seigneurs de Breteuil) identified Clémence and Jeanne as Amicie’s daughters[864].  However, he identified Amicie’s second husband Jean Briard as their father.  From a chronological point of view this is impossible: the younger sister Jeanne is recorded in 1194 as the mother of two sons (in a charter which Dion did not cite in his study), whereas Amicie was still married to her first husband Baudouin de Donjon in 1201.  The chronology dictates that the sisters were born before [1175/80] at the latest.  If they were Amicie’s daughters, they must have been born from her marriage to Baudouin or, more likely considering the indication of blood relationship with the Clermont family mentioned above, from an earlier otherwise unrecorded husband of Amicie who would presumably have been one of the other younger brothers of Raoul Comte de Clermont. 

 

The part of Breteuil which was inherited by Clémence eventually passed to a younger branch of the Montmorency family, while the Dargies family sold its share to their Beausault cousins in 1261. 

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Beausaultm ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Beausault (-after 1166).  Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed donations to Lannoy made by “pater meus Gaufridus et Ansoldus de Bizette et Henricus filius eius” in “territoriis de Moncellis, Maisnilio et Vaccariis” by charter dated 1160[865].  “Willelmus de Belsalt et Walterus frater eius” witnessed the charter dated 1160 under which “Odon de Lihus” donated property to Beaupré[866].  “Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed that “Hugo de Belsart frater meus cum uxore sua Eufemia et filiis Gaufredo et Willelmo et filiabus suis Isabellis, Eva et Mathilde” donated property “in terris Moncellorum, Maisnilii et Vacciarum” to Lannoy by charter dated 1166[867]

b)         GAUTHIER de Beausault (-after 1160).  Willelmus de Belsalt et Walterus frater eius” witnessed the charter dated 1160 under which “Odon de Lihus” donated property to Beaupré[868]

c)         HUGUES de Beausault (-after 1206).  “Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed that “Hugo de Belsart frater meus cum uxore sua Eufemia et filiis Gaufredo et Willelmo et filiabus suis Isabellis, Eva et Mathilde” donated property “in terris Moncellorum, Maisnilii et Vacciarum” to Lannoy by charter dated 1166[869].  “Hugo de Belsart et Eufemia uxor mea” donated property to Lannoy, with the consent of “Isabellis filie nostre et Willelmi de Cauchi et Eve uxoris sue et Alize sanctiomonialis”, by charter dated 1206[870]m EUPHEMIE, daughter of --- (-after 1206).  “Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed that “Hugo de Belsart frater meus cum uxore sua Eufemia et filiis Gaufredo et Willelmo et filiabus suis Isabellis, Eva et Mathilde” donated property “in terris Moncellorum, Maisnilii et Vacciarum” to Lannoy by charter dated 1166[871].  “Hugo de Belsart et Eufemia uxor mea” donated property to Lannoy, with the consent of “Isabellis filie nostre et Willelmi de Cauchi et Eve uxoris sue et Alize sanctiomonialis”, by charter dated 1206[872].  Hugues & his wife had six children: 

i)          GEOFFROY de Beausault .  “Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed that “Hugo de Belsart frater meus cum uxore sua Eufemia et filiis Gaufredo et Willelmo et filiabus suis Isabellis, Eva et Mathilde” donated property “in terris Moncellorum, Maisnilii et Vacciarum” to Lannoy by charter dated 1166[873]

ii)         GUILLAUME de Beausault .  “Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed that “Hugo de Belsart frater meus cum uxore sua Eufemia et filiis Gaufredo et Willelmo et filiabus suis Isabellis, Eva et Mathilde” donated property “in terris Moncellorum, Maisnilii et Vacciarum” to Lannoy by charter dated 1166[874].  “Hugo de Belsart et Eufemia uxor mea” donated property to Lannoy, with the consent of “Isabellis filie nostre et Willelmi de Cauchi et Eve uxoris sue et Alize sanctiomonialis”, by charter dated 1206[875]

iii)        ISABELLE de Beausault (-after 1206).  “Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed that “Hugo de Belsart frater meus cum uxore sua Eufemia et filiis Gaufredo et Willelmo et filiabus suis Isabellis, Eva et Mathilde” donated property “in terris Moncellorum, Maisnilii et Vacciarum” to Lannoy by charter dated 1166[876]

iv)       EVA de Beausault (-after 1206).  “Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed that “Hugo de Belsart frater meus cum uxore sua Eufemia et filiis Gaufredo et Willelmo et filiabus suis Isabellis, Eva et Mathilde” donated property “in terris Moncellorum, Maisnilii et Vacciarum” to Lannoy by charter dated 1166[877].  “Hugo de Belsart et Eufemia uxor mea” donated property to Lannoy, with the consent of “Isabellis filie nostre et Willelmi de Cauchi et Eve uxoris sue et Alize sanctiomonialis”, by charter dated 1206[878]m GUILLAUME de Cauchy, son of --- (-after 1206). 

v)        MATHILDE de Beausault .  “Willelmus de Belsalt” confirmed that “Hugo de Belsart frater meus cum uxore sua Eufemia et filiis Gaufredo et Willelmo et filiabus suis Isabellis, Eva et Mathilde” donated property “in terris Moncellorum, Maisnilii et Vacciarum” to Lannoy by charter dated 1166[879]

vi)       ALIX de Beausault (-after 1206).  “Hugo de Belsart et Eufemia uxor mea” donated property to Lannoy, with the consent of “Isabellis filie nostre et Willelmi de Cauchi et Eve uxoris sue et Alize sanctiomonialis”, by charter dated 1206[880]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GEOFFROY de Beausault .  “Gaufridus de Belsad cum Simone fratre meo” donated “terre...cum nemore in bosco de Blargies” to Lannoy by charter dated 1190[881]

2.         SIMON de Beausault (-after 28 Apr 1239).  “Gaufridus de Belsad cum Simone fratre meo” donated “terre...cum nemore in bosco de Blargies” to Lannoy by charter dated 1190[882].  “Symon de Belsat” donated harvest from “grangiam de Moncellis” to Lannoy, for the soul of “Symonis avunculi mei”, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee”, by charter dated to [1205][883].  “Symon de Bello Saltu” donated land “de Moncellis et villam de Feucheres” to Lannoy, for the souls of “mee et Clementie uxoris mee et Gaufridi filii mei”, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Willermi et Symonis”, by charter dated 1216[884].  “Symon de Bello Saltu miles” donated harvest to Lannoy by charter dated 1233[885].  A charter dated 28 Apr 1239 records an arbitral sentence against “dominus Symon de Bello saltu miles et duo filii eius milites...Guillermus et Symon” relating to pasturage rights “in nemoribus Moncellorum, Meisnillorum et Vaccariarum[886]m CLEMENCE, daughter of [SIMON de Clermont & his wife Mathilde de Breteuil] (-[Nov 1226/1231]).  The doubts about the parentage of Clémence are discussed in detail in the introduction above.  The conclusion is that the more likely possibility is that she was the daughter of Simon de Clermont and his wife Mathilde de Breteuil, although the alternative possibility that she was the daughter of Amicie de Breteuil, younger half-sister of Mathilde, cannot be excluded entirely.  “Symon de Belsat” donated harvest from “grangiam de Moncellis” to Lannoy, for the soul of “Symonis avunculi mei”, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee”, by charter dated to [1205][887].  “Symon de Bello Saltu” donated land “de Moncellis et villam de Feucheres” to Lannoy, for the souls of “mee et Clementie uxoris mee et Gaufridi filii mei”, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Willermi et Symonis”, by charter dated 1216[888].  “Simon de Bellosaltu, Clementia uxor eius et Johenna de Argies” repurchased “terræ Britholii, de dicto rege moventis” for 3,000 Parisian pounds, with the exception of “pactionibus quas Amicia domina Britholii” had made “cum domino rege”, by charter dated Nov 1226[889]Dame de Breteuil.  Simon & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [I] de Beausault (-after 28 Apr 1239, maybe after Jan 1262).  “Symon de Bello Saltu” donated land “de Moncellis et villam de Feucheres” to Lannoy, for the souls of “mee et Clementie uxoris mee et Gaufridi filii mei”, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Willermi et Symonis”, by charter dated 1216[890]Sire de BreteuilGuillelmus de Bello saltu miles dominus de Bretulio” signed a charter dated 1231 for Saint-Germer[891].  “Guillelmus de Bello saltu miles dominus Brithulii” [presumably acting in his capacity as head of the Breteuil family] confirmed the donation of “medietatem terre in terra Alodiorum” made to Beaupré by “bone memorie Ingeranno de Crepicordio milite et domina Clementia quondam eius uxore” and by “dominus Johannes de Crepicordio miles eorum filius heres terre...et Aelis uxor dicti Johannis” by charter dated 1231[892]A charter dated 28 Apr 1239 records an arbitral sentence against “dominus Symon de Bello saltu miles et duo filii eius milites...Guillermus et Symon” relating to pasturage rights “in nemoribus Moncellorum, Meisnillorum et Vaccariarum[893].  [Guillelmus de Bello saltu miles dominus de Bretulio” signed a charter dated 1259 for Froidmont[894].  Renaud de Dargies sold his share in "la châtellenie de Breteuil" to Guillaume de Beausault by charter dated 1261[895]"Guillelmus de Bello saltu miles dominus Brithulii" approved the donation of property to Beauvais Hôtel-Dieu made by Jean de Jumelles by charter dated Jan 1261 (O.S.)[896].  It is not known whether these three charters refer to Guillaume [II] or to Guillaume [I].]  m ELEONORE, daughter of --- (-after 1246).  “Guillaume de Breteuil” and his wife “Eleonor” donated property to the chapel in “son château de Faloise” by charter dated 1246[897].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [II] de Beausault (-after 18 Mar 1311).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [Guillelmus de Bello saltu miles dominus de Bretulio” signed a charter dated 1259 for Froidmont[898].  Renaud de Dargies sold his share in "la châtellenie de Breteuil" to Guillaume de Beausault by charter dated 1261[899]"Guillelmus de Bello saltu miles dominus Brithulii" approved the donation of property to Beauvais Hôtel-Dieu made by Jean de Jumelles by charter dated Jan 1261 (O.S.)[900].  It is not known whether these three charters refer to Guillaume [II] or to Guillaume [I].]  Sire de Breteuil"Guillaume de Biausaut esquier sires de Bretuel" renounced rights over certain woods in favour of Beauvais Saint-Lucien by charter dated Aug 1283[901]Guillaume de Breteuil comte de Clermont et seigneur de Breteuil et Jeanne sa femme” made an agreement with the monks of Breteuil by charter dated 1296[902]The parliament of Paris ordered "[le] seigneur de Beausault et de Breteuil" to return the administration of the maladrerie Saint-Lazare de Breteuil to the bishop of Beauvais dated 18 Mar 1311[903]m JEANNE, daughter of --- (-after 1296).  Guillaume de Breteuil comte de Clermont et seigneur de Breteuil et Jeanne sa femme” made an agreement with the monks of Breteuil by charter dated 1296[904]

ii)         CLEMENCE de Beausault .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m HENRI de Muret Seigneur de Chérizy, son of --- (-after 1301). 

(1)       CLEMENCE de Muret (-after 1334)Erars de Montmorenci chevaliers sires de Conflans eschancons de France et Climence fame dou dit Erart” reached agreement with Héronval concerning certain property by charter dated 1309[905]Clémence de Muret dame de Beausault et de Breteuil” founded a chapel in the church of Breteuil by charter dated 1334[906]m (1305) as his second wife, ERARD de Montmorency, son of MATHIEU [III] Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Jeanne de Brienne (-before 1334)

b)         SIMON de Beausault (-after 28 Apr 1239).  Symon de Bello Saltu” donated land “de Moncellis et villam de Feucheres” to Lannoy, for the souls of “mee et Clementie uxoris mee et Gaufridi filii mei”, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Willermi et Symonis”, by charter dated 1216[907].  A charter dated 28 Apr 1239 records an arbitral sentence against “dominus Symon de Bello saltu miles et duo filii eius milites...Guillermus et Symon” relating to pasturage rights “in nemoribus Moncellorum, Meisnillorum et Vaccariarum[908]

c)         GEOFFROY de Beausault .  “Symon de Bello Saltu” donated land “de Moncellis et villam de Feucheres” to Lannoy, for the souls of “mee et Clementie uxoris mee et Gaufridi filii mei”, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Willermi et Symonis”, by charter dated 1216[909]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de BULLES

 

 

The town of Bulles is located twelve kilometres north-east of Clermont in the Beauvaisis.  It was granted by the bishops of Beauvais to the abbey of Saint-Lucien de Beauvais but wrongly appropriated by Ascelin de Bulles in [1030][910].  It was inherited by his daughter who married Hugues [I] Comte de Dammartin.  That couple’s daughter married Lancelin [II] de Beauvais, who inherited the seigneurie.  After the death of his four sons, presumably all childless, the seigneurie was inherited as co-heirs by Guillaume Seigneur de Mello and two representatives of the family of the seigneurs de Conty.  The exact family relationships are unclear.  An attempt has been made below to reconcile the information in the charters in which the seigneurs de Bulles are named in the late 12th and early 13th centuries but it is not certain that this is correct. 

 

 

[Five] siblings, parents not known: 

1.         ASCELIN de Bulles (-after 1078).  "Ascelinus de Buglis casatus ecclesie Belvacensis" is named in a charter dated 1030[911]Seigneur de BullesAscelin de Bulles et Mathieu son frère et Hubert son neveu” are named in an undated charter of the abbey of Saint-Lucien[912].  “Hugo de Crevecuer” donated “terre...de feodo de Crevecuer apud Riencort” inherited from “Ascelino de Bules et...uxore eius Freessent” to Saint-Just-en-Chaussée by undated charter (12th century)[913]m FRESENDE, daughter of ---.  Hugo de Crevecuer” donated “terre...de feodo de Crevecuer apud Riencort” inherited from “Ascelino de Bules et...uxore eius Freessent” to Saint-Just-en-Chaussée by undated charter (12th century)[914]Ascelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         GOSCELIN de Bulles (-after 1080).  Militarem Goselinum infantem...filium Ascelini de Buglis” donated “medietatem feodi de Honricourt” to Saint-Lucien de Beauvais, in the presence of “Hugone domino de Buglis et de Domno Martino et Matheo avunculo Goscelini”, by charter dated 1080, witnessed by “Matheus et Paganus avunculi Goscelini[915]

2.         MATTHIEU (-after 1080 Ascelin de Bulles et Mathieu son frère et Hubert son neveu” are named in an undated charter of the abbey of Saint-Lucien[916].  “Militarem Goselinum infantem...filium Ascelini de Buglis” donated “medietatem feodi de Honricourt” to Saint-Lucien de Beauvais, in the presence of “Hugone domino de Buglis et de Domno Martino et Matheo avunculo Goscelini”, by charter dated 1080, witnessed by “Matheus et Paganus avunculi Goscelini[917]

3.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         HUBERT .  “Ascelin de Bulles et Mathieu son frère et Hubert son neveu” are named in an undated charter of the abbey of Saint-Lucien[918].  

4.         PAYEN (-after 1080).  Militarem Goselinum infantem...filium Ascelini de Buglis” donated “medietatem feodi de Honricourt” to Saint-Lucien de Beauvais, in the presence of “Hugone domino de Buglis et de Domno Martino et Matheo avunculo Goscelini”, by charter dated 1080, witnessed by “Matheus et Paganus avunculi Goscelini[919]

5.         [ROHESE Europäische Stammtafeln[920] indicates that Rohese was sister of “Ascelin de Bulles”.  This family origin is presumably speculative because her husband is described as “domino de Buglis” in the following charter: Militarem Goselinum infantem...filium Ascelini de Buglis” donated “medietatem feodi de Honricourt” to Saint-Lucien de Beauvais, in the presence of “Hugone domino de Buglis et de Domno Martino et Matheo avunculo Goscelini”, by charter dated 1080, witnessed by “Matheus et Paganus avunculi Goscelini[921]"Comes Hugo de Domnomartino" founded the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxor…mea Roaidis…et filius meus Petrus et filie mee Basilia, Adalaidis, Eustachia", by charter dated 1081[922].  "Duo fratres Ebolus et Andreas et uxores nostre Sibilla et Adelisa et cognatus noster Hugo comes de Domno Martino uxorque eius Rothaidis" donated property to the church of Ramerupt Sainte-Marie by charter dated 1082[923]m HUGUES [I] Comte de Dammartin, son of MANASSES Comte de Dammartin & his wife Constance --- (-[1100]).] 

 

 

1.         FOULQUES de Beauvaism ---.  The name of Foulques’s wife is not known.  Foulques & his wife had one child: 

a)         LANCELIN [I] de Beauvais (-before 30 Nov 1092).  “Lancelinus senior Fulconis Beluacensis filius” founded the priory of Villers, after returning from Jerusalem, by charter dated May 1060[924]m ---.  The name of Lancelin’s wife is not known.  Lancelin [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          LANCELIN [II] de Beauvais (-[15 Jan] after 1116).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Bulles, de iure uxoris

-         see below

ii)         FOULQUES de Beauvais (-10 Sep 1095)Bishop of Beauvais 1089.  The necrology of Beauvais records the death "IV Id Sep" of "Fulco episcopus" and his donations to the church[925]

iii)        PIERRE de Beauvais (-1133)Bishop of Beauvais 1114. 

iv)       RAOUL de Beauvais (-1133).  Abbé de Bec.  Governor of the church of Beauvais 1114.

 

 

LANCELIN [II] de Beauvais, son of LANCELIN [I] de Beauvais & his wife --- (-[15 Jan] after 1116).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Bulles, de iure uxoris.  Administrator of the county of Dammartin-en-Goële 1112-1116.  ["…Dominus Lancelinus…" signed the undated charter, maybe dated to [1120/30], which records donations to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent[926].]  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas records the death "XVIII Kal Feb" of "Lancelinus de Buglis et Adeliz uxor eius", adding that "filii eorum Manasses atque Lancelinus, Teobaldus et Rainaldus" donated property in Fouquerolles for them[927].  It is not clear which of the spouses died on the date mentioned. 

m ADELA de Dammartin, daughter of HUGUES [I] Comte de Dammartin & his wife Roharde de Bulles (-1167 or after).  "Comes Hugo de Domnomartino" founded the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxor…mea Roaidis…et filius meus Petrus et filie mee Basilia, Adalaidis, Eustachia", by charter dated 1081[928].  Dame de Bulles.  A charter of Amaury d’Auteuil dated 1114 records the consent of “Adeliza uxor Lanscelini et filii eius Manasses, Rainaldus, Theobaldus et filia Rohes” to a donation to Saint-Quentin de Beauvais[929].  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[930].  The date of the original foundation is not known, but took place after 1116 when Adela’s husband was still living.  A charter dated 1134 records that “domina Aelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...et Manasses et eorum soror Beatrix” donated “terram...in territorio Harmarum” to Trie Sainte-Marie[931].  A charter dated 1136 records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...”, witnessed by “...Drogo de Merlo et filii eius Drogo et Rainaldus...[932].  “Willelmus de Merloto et frater meus Rainaldus antequam filium vel filiam haberet” granted property to “Manasserius de Bullis avunculus noster”, with the consent of “Adelisa matre sua et fratribus suis Lancelino atque Rainaldo”, by charter dated 1167[933].  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas records the death "XVIII Kal Feb" of "Lancelinus de Buglis et Adeliz uxor eius", adding that "filii eorum Manasses atque Lancelinus, Teobaldus et Rainaldus" donated property in Fouquerolles for them[934].  It is not clear which of the spouses died on the date mentioned. 

Lancelin [II] & his wife had [eleven] children: 

1.         LANCELIN (-after 1167).  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[935].  A charter dated 1134 records that “domina Aelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...et Manasses et eorum soror Beatrix” donated “terram...in territorio Harmarum” to Trie Sainte-Marie[936].  A charter dated 1136 records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[937].  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas records the death "XVIII Kal Feb" of "Lancelinus de Buglis et Adeliz uxor eius", adding that "filii eorum Manasses atque Lancelinus, Teobaldus et Rainaldus" donated property in Fouquerolles for them[938]Seigneur de Bulles.  "Lancelin, Renaud et Thibault domini castri Buglensis" donated their fief of Wavignies to the abbey of Breteuil by charter dated 1154[939].  “Willelmus de Merloto et frater meus Rainaldus antequam filium vel filiam haberet” granted property to “Manasserius de Bullis avunculus noster”, with the consent of “Adelisa matre sua et fratribus suis Lancelino atque Rainaldo”, by charter dated 1167[940]

2.         MANASSES (-1171).  A charter of Amaury d’Auteuil dated 1114 records the consent of “Adeliza uxor Lanscelini et filii eius Manasses, Rainaldus, Theobaldus et filia Rohes” to a donation to Saint-Quentin de Beauvais[941].  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[942].  A charter dated 1134 records that “domina Aelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...et Manasses et eorum soror Beatrix” donated “terram...in territorio Harmarum” to Trie Sainte-Marie[943].  A charter dated 1136 records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[944]Manasses de Buglis et Rainaldus frater eius et Beatrix soror eorum” donated land “in territorio de Waismaisons” to Beaupré by charter dated 1144[945]The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Manasses de Bugliis…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[946].  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas records the death "XVIII Kal Feb" of "Lancelinus de Buglis et Adeliz uxor eius", adding that "filii eorum Manasses atque Lancelinus, Teobaldus et Rainaldus" donated property in Fouquerolles for them[947]Seigneur de Bulles.  “Willelmus de Merloto et frater meus Rainaldus antequam filium vel filiam haberet” granted property to “Manasserius de Bullis avunculus noster”, with the consent of “Adelisa matre sua et fratribus suis Lancelino atque Rainaldo”, by charter dated 1167[948].  Newman states that Manassès was abbé de Froidmont from 1142 to 1171, but does not cite the supporting source[949].  The necrology of Beaupré records the death XVIII Kal Feb” of “Manasses de Bullis miles dominus nostre fundator et nepos eius Robertus[950]m (annulled before [1128]) --- [de Milly], daughter of ---.  A letter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais to Suger, dated to [1146/47], records that “P. de Miliaco” had married “neptim Manasse de Bulis” after the annulment of the marriage of “prædictus Manasses” and “hujus Petri amitam[951]

3.         RENAUD de Bulles (-after 1167).  A charter of Amaury d’Auteuil dated 1114 records the consent of “Adeliza uxor Lanscelini et filii eius Manasses, Rainaldus, Theobaldus et filia Rohes” to a donation to Saint-Quentin de Beauvais[952].  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[953].  A charter dated 1136 records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[954].  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas records the death "XVIII Kal Feb" of "Lancelinus de Buglis et Adeliz uxor eius", adding that "filii eorum Manasses atque Lancelinus, Teobaldus et Rainaldus" donated property in Fouquerolles for them[955]Manasses de Buglis et Rainaldus frater eius et Beatrix soror eorum” donated land “in territorio de Waismaisons” to Beaupré by charter dated 1144[956]Seigneur de Bulles.  "Lancelin, Renaud et Thibault domini castri Buglensis" donated their fief of Wavignies to the abbey of Breteuil by charter dated 1154[957]Rainaldus de Buglis” renounced rights over “terra de Morviler” in favour of Saint-Just-en-Chaussée by charter dated 1161[958]Willelmus de Merloto et frater meus Rainaldus antequam filium vel filiam haberet” granted property to “Manasserius de Bullis avunculus noster”, with the consent of “Adelisa matre sua et fratribus suis Lancelino atque Rainaldo”, by charter dated 1167[959]m EUPHEMIE de Picquigny, daughter of GUERMOND [I] de Picquigny Vidame d’Amiens & his wife Beatrix ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   

4.         THIBAUT (-1167).  A charter of Amaury d’Auteuil dated 1114 records the consent of “Adeliza uxor Lanscelini et filii eius Manasses, Rainaldus, Theobaldus et filia Rohes” to a donation to Saint-Quentin de Beauvais[960].  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[961].  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas records the death "XVIII Kal Feb" of "Lancelinus de Buglis et Adeliz uxor eius", adding that "filii eorum Manasses atque Lancelinus, Teobaldus et Rainaldus" donated property in Fouquerolles for them[962].  Archdeacon of Beauvais.  "Theobaldus archidiaconus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1150/62] which records a donation to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent by "Odo cognomine Gallus" on his deathbed[963].  "Lancelin, Renaud et Thibault domini castri Buglensis" donated their fief of Wavignies to the abbey of Breteuil by charter dated 1154[964]

5.         ROHESE (-before 1134).  A charter of Amaury d’Auteuil dated 1114 records the consent of “Adeliza uxor Lanscelini et filii eius Manasses, Rainaldus, Theobaldus et filia Rohes” to a donation to Saint-Quentin de Beauvais[965].  Rohese was presumably her parents’ oldest daughter as their other three known daughters are not named in this charter.  She presumably died before 1134, the date of the charter in which her sister Beatrix is named with their brothers Lancelin and Manassès.  Depoin suggests that she was Rohese, wife of Thibaut de Gisors, son of Payen de Gisors & his wife Mathilde ---, because Thibaut de Gisors was helped by Guillaume de Mello abbot of Pontoise Saint-Martin during a dispute with Louis VII King of France, Abbot Guillaume being the brother of Dreux [II] Seigneur de Mello who had married the sister of Rohese de Bulles (see below)[966].  From a chronological point of view, this is unlikely to be correct as Rohese de Bulles was named in a charter dated 1114, so could have been considerably older than Thibaut de Gisors.  Her correct marriage is indicated by a letter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais to Suger, dated to [1146/47], which records that “P. de Miliaco” (reporting that he was causing difficulties in the Beauvaisis) had married “neptim Manasse de Bulis” [the wife of Pierre de Milly being recorded in another source as Amélie, daughter of Sagalon de Milly] after the annulment of the marriage of “prædictus Manasses” and “hujus Petri amitam[967].  A charter, maybe dated to [1136], which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “in minuta decima de Monsterelo” made by “Sagalonis de Milliaco” for the soul of “Rosciæ uxoris suæ, et Henrici[968]m SAGALON [IV] de Milly, son of --- (-after 1148). 

6.         BEATRIX (-after 24 Jun 1156).  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[969].  A charter dated 1134 records that “domina Aelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...et Manasses et eorum soror Beatrix” donated “terram...in territorio Harmarum” to Trie Sainte-Marie[970].  A charter dated 1136 records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[971]Manasses de Buglis et Rainaldus frater eius et Beatrix soror eorum” donated land “in territorio de Waismaisons” to Beaupré by charter dated 1144[972]Holdeburgis domina Britoglii” on her deathbed donated the tolls of Hermes-sur-le-Thérain to Variville priory, with the consent of “Beatricis matris sue...domini Waleranni Britolii predicte Holdeburgis mariti”, by charter dated 24 Jun 1156[973]m ---.  The name of Beatrix’s husband is not known, but presumably he was seigneur d’Ailly-sur-Noye, which was inherited by his older daughter.  Two children: 

a)         HOLDEBURGE (-after 24 Jun 1156).  A charter dated 1136 records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[974].  A charter dated 1153 records that “Galerannum de Britoglio” donated property at Champmartin at Rueil-sur-Bèche to Froidmont abbey, with the consent of “Hugone fratre suo...et Holdeburge uxore Galeranni, Aalsi et Mathilde filiabus eius[975].  Dame d'Ailly-sur-Noye et de Tartigny.  “Holdeburgis domina Britoglii” on her deathbed donated the tolls of Hermes-sur-le-Thérain to Variville priory, with the consent of “Beatricis matris sue...domini Waleranni Britolii predicte Holdeburgis mariti”, by charter dated 24 Jun 1156[976]m as his first wife, VALERAN [III] Sire de Breteuil, son of ERARD [III] Comte de Breteuil & his first wife Beatrix de Coucy (-[1162]). 

b)         MATHILDE (-after 1136).  A charter dated 1136 records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[977]

7.         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1167 under which [her son] “Willelmus de Merloto et frater meus Rainaldus antequam filium vel filiam haberet” granted property to “Manasserius de Bullis avunculus noster”, with the consent of “Adelisa matre sua et fratribus suis Lancelino atque Rainaldo[978].  The wife of Dreux [II] Seigneur de Mello was clearly therefore one of the daughters of Lancelin [II] de Beauvais Seigneur de Bulles.  No primary source has been identified in which she is named.  Newman suggests that she was the sister named Basilie, as one of her daughters bore that name[979].  However, the daughter could just as easily have been named after her maternal aunt.  Various documents quoted in this section which record the succession to the seigneurie de Bulles, after the deaths of the brothers Lancelin, Manassès and Renaud, name Guillaume Seigneur de Mello (son of Dreux [II]) before Robert de Conty, suggesting that his claim was superior by inheritance and that his mother was therefore one of the brothers’ older sisters.  Nothing is known about the fate of the sister named Rohese.  It is not impossible that she married and had children.  The sister Beatrix is named in 1136 with two daughters.  Their father is not known, but their names are not typical of the Mello family, although it is possible that Beatrix married Dreux [II] as her second husband.  The sister named Mabile allegedly followed an ecclesiastical career, although it is possible that she embraced religion after the death of her husband.  Lastly, the existence of another unrecorded older sister, already married and away from home when her mother founded Wariville so not named in the foundation document, cannot be excluded.  Yet another difficulty with Guillaume de Mello’s inheritance of Bulles results from the charter dated 1181 which names "nos duo domini Bullarum…Willaumus de Meloto, Ermentrudis uxor mea et Renaldus filius meus…Robertus de Conteio alius dominus Bullarum et mei nepotes Manasserus et Johannes"[980].  The naming of Guillaume’s wife Ermentrude with him in this document would normally indicate that he had acquired his right to Bulles through her.  Ermentrude is recorded in primary sources as châtelaine de Roye, although her parents have not yet been identified.  The Guillaume de Mello/Ermentrude de Roye marriage can probably be dated to [1165], given Guillaume’s birth which is estimated to [1130/35], the fact that the couple are named with five children in a charter dated 1172[981], and because Ermentrude remarried after Guillaume died in 1201.  This would place Ermentrude’s birth in [1150].  If Guillaume’s right to Bulles derived from her, from a chronological point of view she must have been either the niece or great-niece of Manassès de Bulles, meaning that she would have been her husband’s first cousin or his first cousin once removed, a degree of consanguinity which would have caused obvious problems with the papacy.  Despite the wording of the 1181 charter, it is probable therefore that Guillaume inherited Bulles through his mother.  m DREUX [II] Seigneur de Mello, son of DREUX [I] Seigneur de Mello & his wife Richilde de Clermont ([1095/1105]-before [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147]).] 

8.         MABILIE .  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[982].  Lépinois states that Mabile was prioress of Wariville, and later abbess of Fontevraud, but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[983].  According to Père Anselme, Mabile “fille de Lancelin de Beauvais et d’Alix de Bulles” married Anseau Sire de l’Isle, but he cites no primary source[984].  The names Lancelin and Manassès, introduced into the Isle-Adam family after this marriage, do suggest a connection with the Bulles family.  However, no mention has been found of the involvement of the Isle-Adam family in the complicated question of the inheritance of the seigneurie de Bulles during the 12th century.   

9.         BASILIE .  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[985]

10.      [daughter .  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[986].  The order in which "...quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti" are named in this document indicates that Guillaume de Mello was senior co-heir to Bulles after the deaths of the brothers Lancelin, Manassès and Renaud.  The Conti brothers therefore acquired their rights through a junior branch of the family, presumably any of the sisters named above except Rohese.  The issue is further complicated by the charter dated 1203 which names “Robertus de Conteio dominus de Bullis, Philippa de Bullis uxor eius[987], the naming of Robert’s wife as “Philippa de Bullis” suggesting that he derived his right to Bulles from her, presumably because she was descended from one of the Bulles sisters.  Why then was Jean de Conty also named with his brother Robert in the papal bull dated 10 Jul 1175?  One possible explanation is that Jean de Conty and his brother Robert married two Bulles heiresses.  If that is correct, it is more likely that the heiresses were first cousins rather than sisters, each with an equal right to share in the inheritance which they brought to their respective husbands.  The hypothesis appears supported by the absence of Guillaume de Mello’s brother Renaud from the 1175 papal bull: if the claim of the two brothers derived from a single sister, their mother, it would have passed automatically to her older son.  It is unlikely that either Philippa de Bulles, or her supposed cousin the possible wife of Jean de Conty, was descended from one of the brothers Lancelin, Manassès or Renaud de Bulles, for in that case the question of co-heirship of descendants of their sisters would not have arisen.  m ---.]  [One possible child]: 

a)         [daughter m JEAN de Conty, son of --- (-[before 1181]).  It is likely that Jean de Conty died before 1181, when "nos duo domini Bullarum…Willaumus de Meloto, Ermentrudis uxor mea et Renaldus filius meus…Robertus de Conteio alius dominus Bullarum et mei nepotes Manasserus et Johannes" granted a communal charter to the town of Bulles[988].  The naming by Robert de Conty of his two nephews in this document suggests that they had a separate right to Bulles, derived from their father who is assumed to have been Jean de Conty.] 

11.      [daughter .  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[989].  The order in which "...quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti" are named in this document indicates that Guillaume de Mello was senior co-heir to Bulles after the deaths of the brothers Lancelin, Manassès and Renaud.  The Conty brothers therefore acquired their rights through a junior branch of the family, presumably any of the sisters named above except Rohese.  The issue is further complicated by the charter dated 1203 which names “Robertus de Conteio dominus de Bullis, Philippa de Bullis uxor eius[990], the naming of Robert’s wife as “Philippa de Bullis” suggesting that he derived his right to Bulles from her, presumably because she was descended from one of the Bulles sisters.  Why then was Jean de Conty also named with his brother Robert in the papal bull dated 10 Jul 1175?  One possible explanation is that Jean de Conty and his brother Robert married two Bulles heiresses.  If that is correct, it is more likely that the heiresses were first cousins rather than sisters, each with an equal right to share in the inheritance which they brought to their respective husbands.  The hypothesis appears supported by the absence of Guillaume de Mello’s brother Renaud from the 1175 papal bull: if the claim of the two brothers derived from a single sister, their mother, it would have passed automatically to her older son.  It is unlikely that either Philippa de Bulles, or her supposed cousin the possible wife of Jean de Conty, was descended from one of the brothers Lancelin, Manassès or Renaud de Bulles, for in that case the question of co-heirship of descendants of their sisters would not have arisen.  m ---.]  [One possible child]: 

a)         PHILIPPA de Bulles .  [Co-heiress of Bulles.]  Robertus de Conteio dominus de Bullis, Philippa de Bullis uxor eius” are named in a charter of Saint-Germer dated 1203[991].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  The reference to her as “Philippa de Bullis” in the preceding charter suggests that she was the heiress of Bulles which her husband acquired in her name.  It is unlikely that she was the daughter of one of the known sisters of Manassès de Bulles, which leaves his brother Renaud as the best candidate for her father.  m ROBERT de Conty, son of --- (-after 1208).  The necrology of Beaupré records the death XVIII Kal Feb” of “Manasses de Bullis miles dominus nostre fundator et nepos eius Robertus[992].  It is likely that “nepos eius Robertus” was Robert de Conty, husband of one of the nieces of Manassès.  Co-seigneur de Bulles: "Nos duo domini Bullarum…Willaumus de Meloto, Ermentrudis uxor mea et Renaldus filius meus…Robertus de Conteio alius dominus Bullarum et mei nepotes Manasserus et Johannes" granted a communal charter to the town of Bulles in 1181[993].  "Johannes filius Manasses de Conti" confirmed the donation to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent of property "apud Bullas castrum" by "Robertus de Conti avunculus meus", by charter dated 1190[994]Robertus de Conteio dominus de Bullis, Philippa de Bullis uxor eius” are named in a charter of Saint-Germer dated 1203[995]

 

 

There is another charter whose wording is impossible to interpret satisfactorily: "L. et R. domini castri Bugliencis" accepted the arbitrage of a dispute involving the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent concerning revenue from Ailly, with the consent of "uxor mea Ada et Robertus et Thomas et Hugo fratres mei", by charter dated May 1202[996].  It has not yet proved possible to identify either "L” or “R." as seigneurs de Bulles at that date, although the reference to Ailly does suggest a connection with the previous Bulles family. 

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de DARGIES

 

 

Dargies is located in the canton of Grandvilliers, arrondissement de Beauvais, in the present-day French département of Oise. 

 

 

1.         BAUDOUIN de Dargies (-before 1206).  "...Balduinus de Dargies..." witnessed the charter dated to before 1191 under which "Radulfus comes Claromontensis" confirmed donations to the church of Wariville[997].  “Balduinus dominus de Dargies” donated property to Beauvais Saint-Quentin, with the consent of “uxoris sue Joanne que cognomento dicitur Beatrix et filiorum meorum Simonis et Balduini”, by charter dated 1194[998]m (before 1192) JEANNE [Beatrix], daughter of [SIMON de Clermont & his wife Mathilde de Breteuil] ([1175/80]-7 Mar [1228/Mar 1232]).  The doubts about the parentage of Jeanne are discussed in detail in the introduction to the section of the present document which sets out the Sires de Breteuil (Beausault).  The conclusion is that the more likely possibility is that she was the daughter of Simon de Clermont and his wife Mathilde de Breteuil, although the alternative possibility that Amicie de Breteuil, younger half-sister of Mathilde, was her mother cannot be excluded entirely.  “Balduinus dominus de Dargies” donated property to Beauvais Saint-Quentin, with the consent of “uxoris sue Joanne que cognomento dicitur Beatrix et filiorum meorum Simonis et Balduini”, by charter dated 1194[999]Symon dominus de Dargies et Beatrix mater mea” donated property to Beaupré by charter dated 1206[1000]Simon de Bellosaltu, Clementia uxor eius et Johenna de Argies” repurchased “terræ Britholii, de dicto rege moventis” for 3,000 Parisian pounds, with the exception of “pactionibus quas Amicia domina Britholii” had made “cum domino rege”, by charter dated Nov 1226[1001]The necrology of Beaupré records the death “Non Mar” of Johanna...domina de Dargies et dimidie partis castellanie de Britolio[1002]Simon miles dominus de Dargies” donated harvest “apud Britolium”, for the soul of “bone memorie domine Joanne matris mee”, with the consent of “Isabellis uxor mea, Rainaldus filius meus primogenitus”, by charter dated Mar 1231 (O.S.)[1003]Baudouin & his wife had three children: 

a)         SIMON [I] de Dargies (-[Jun 1246/May 1249])Balduinus dominus de Dargies” donated property to Beauvais Saint-Quentin, with the consent of “uxoris sue Joanne que cognomento dicitur Beatrix et filiorum meorum Simonis et Balduini”, by charter dated 1194[1004]Symon dominus de Dargies et Beatrix mater mea” donated property to Beaupré by charter dated 1206[1005]Guillermus canonicus Belvacensis et...Manasses miles de Melloto fratres et...Simon de Dargiis miles et...Elizabeth filia domini Reginaldi de Melloto” made claims against “Johannem de Villari” by charter dated 1215[1006].  The Scripta de Feodis of King Philippe II record “Simon de Dargies” holding “octava parte de Bules...”, and in an earlier section “Johans sires de Neele” holding “Neele et les apartenances...” and among his “home...missires Simons de Dargies...[1007]Simon miles dominus de Dargies” donated harvest “apud Britolium”, for the soul of “bone memorie domine Joanne matris mee”, with the consent of “Isabellis uxor mea, Rainaldus filius meus primogenitus”, by charter dated Mar 1231 (O.S.)[1008].  “Symon dominus de Dargies miles et Elisabeth uxor mea, filia domini Renaldi de Melloto dudum defuncti” donated property by charter dated Jun 1232[1009].  “Simon miles dominus de Dargies et Elisabeth uxor mea” donated property to Breteuil, with the consent of “Rainaldi et aliorum liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated Sep 1233[1010].  “Simon de Dargies miles dominus Britolii” confirmed donations of harvest “de prato in granchia de Tartigny” made to Beaupré by “dominus Radulfus de Claramonte quondam avunculus meus...cognatus meus Radulfus de Claromonte miles filius predicti domini Radulfi”, by charter dated Apr 1243[1011].  “Symon miles et dominus de Dargies” confirmed a donation made to Beauvais Hôtel-Dieu by “Balduinus pater meus” by charter dated Mar 1243 (O.S.)[1012].  “Symon miles et dominus de Dargies: Reginaldus de Dargies miles filius meus primogenitus” are named in a charter dated Jun 1246[1013]...Heredes domini Symonis Dargies...” are named in the charter dated May 1249 which records payments made to the executors of the testament of “domini Philippi quondam comitis Bolonie[1014]m (before 1215) ISABELLE de Mello, daughter of RENAUD de Mello & his wife Gertrude de Nesle (-after Jul 1258).  “Guillermus canonicus Belvacensis et...Manasses miles de Melloto fratres et...Simon de Dargiis miles et...Elizabeth filia domini Reginaldi de Melloto” made claims against “Johannem de Villari” by charter dated 1215[1015]Simon miles dominus de Dargies” donated harvest “apud Britolium”, for the soul of “bone memorie domine Joanne matris mee”, with the consent of “Isabellis uxor mea, Rainaldus filius meus primogenitus”, by charter dated Mar 1231 (O.S.)[1016].  “Symon dominus de Dargies miles et Elisabeth uxor mea, filia domini Renaldi de Melloto dudum defuncti” donated property by charter dated Jun 1232[1017].  “Simon miles dominus de Dargies et Elisabeth uxor mea” donated property to Breteuil, with the consent of “Rainaldi et aliorum liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated Sep 1233[1018].  [A charter dated Mar 1255 records that "Elizabeth domina de Lagniaco...Johannes Dargies miles filius dicte Elizabeth" donated property “in territorio de Legniaco” to Ourscamp Notre-Dame and that “Johannes Dargies miles filius dicte Elizabeth” confirmed “dictam elemosinam a predicta Katarina [error for Elizabetha] matre mea[1019].  It is assumed that this charter records a much earlier donation and that only the confirmation was dated Mar 1255.  If that is correct, Isabelle de Mello would have been dame de Laigny, inherited from her paternal grandmother.]  Simon [I] & his wife had [three or more] children: 

i)          RENAUD [I] de Dargies (-[19 Mar/Dec] 1269)Simon miles dominus de Dargies” donated harvest “apud Britolium”, for the soul of “bone memorie domine Joanne matris mee”, with the consent of “Isabellis uxor mea, Rainaldus filius meus primogenitus”, by charter dated Mar 1231 (O.S.)[1020].  “Simon miles dominus de Dargies et Elisabeth uxor mea” donated property to Breteuil, with the consent of “Rainaldi et aliorum liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated Sep 1233[1021]Seigneur de Dargies

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ii)         JEAN de Dargis (-[after Jun 1285]).  A charter dated Mar 1255 records that "Elizabeth domina de Lagniaco...Johannes Dargies miles filius dicte Elizabeth" donated property “in territorio de Legniaco” to Ourscamp Notre-Dame and that “Johannes Dargies miles filius dicte Elizabeth” confirmed “dictam elemosinam a predicta Katarina [error for Elizabetha] matre mea[1022].  It is assumed that this charter records a much earlier donation and that only the confirmation was dated Mar 1255.  Seigneur de Laigny: "Jehans chevaliers et sires de Leigni" confirmed the donation made by “me dame me mere...le cens de Laigni” to Ourscamp Notre-Dame by charter dated Oct 1267[1023].  [Simon de Clermont Sire de Nesle appointed “mon seigneur Jehan de Dargies mon neveu seigneur de Laigni” as one of his executors under his testament dated Jun 1285[1024].  This date appears late, but not impossible, for the document to apply to the same Jean de Dargis.  It is possible therefore that the Jean de Dargis in question was the son of this Jean, having inherited the seigneurie de Laigny from his father.] 

iii)        --- .  Simon [I] had three or more children, as shown by the charter dated Sep 1233 under which Simon miles dominus de Dargies et Elisabeth uxor mea” donated property to Breteuil, with the consent of “Rainaldi et aliorum liberorum nostrorum[1025]

iv)       [SIMON [II] de Dargies (-after 1294).  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Simon [II] has not been identified.  However, it is reasonable to suppose that he was another younger son of Simon [I] who inherited the châtellenie de Roye from his mother Isabelle de Mello, while his brother Jean inherited the seigneurie de Laigny which was also inherited from Isabelle.  Châtelain de Roye: "Simons de Dargies chevaliers chastelains de Roye" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated Aug 1265[1026][m GILLE Dame de Triechoc, daughter of --- (-after Jan 1266).  "Gile dame de Triechoc et castelaine de Roye" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated Jan 1265 (O.S.)[1027].  It is possible that Gille was the wife of Simon [III] de Dargies Châtelain de Roye.  Simon [III] & his wife had [two] children: 

(1)       [SIMON [IV] de Dargies (-after 1294).  Châtelain de Roye: Simon de Dargies châtelain de Roye” sold property to Charles Comte de Valois by charter dated 1290[1028]The testament of Renaud Seigneur de Dargies dated early 1294 was made with the advice of “mes boins amis et cousins messire Symon de Dargies[1029].  The chronology of the Dargies family suggests that these two charters could not refer to Simon [II].  It is reasonable to suppose that they refer to his son, who had inherited the châtellenie de Roye from his father, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.] 

(2)       GOBERT [II] de Dargies (-after 1287).  “Gobert de Dargies...fils de messire Simon de Dargies” names “proche parent Jean de Moy chevalier” in a charter dated 1287[1030]

b)         BAUDOUIN de Dargies .  “Balduinus dominus de Dargies” donated property to Beauvais Saint-Quentin, with the consent of “uxoris sue Joanne que cognomento dicitur Beatrix et filiorum meorum Simonis et Balduini”, by charter dated 1194[1031]

c)         HUGUES de Dargies (-after Sep 1250).  Seigneur de Blanc-Fossé (inherited from his relative Amicie de Breteuil, see the section dealing with the Sires de Breteuil): “Hugo de Dargies miles dominus de Albo Fossato, frater Simonis” sold property at Cormeille to Froidmont, confirmed by “Simon fils de Hugues”, by charter dated 1233[1032].  “Hugo de Dargies et dame Aelide sa femme” sold property at Blancfossé to Froidmont by charter dated 1235[1033].  “Renaud” confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Breteuil and “Pierre Hamons”, in the presence of “Hue de Dargies son oncle”, by charter dated 1250[1034].  “Hugo de Dargies miles” confirmed a donation to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Beauvais made by “Manassès de Bulles” by charter dated Sep 1250[1035]m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 1235).  “Hugo de Dargies et dame Aelide sa femme” sold property at Blancfossé to Froidmont by charter dated 1235[1036].  Hugues & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          SIMON [III] de Dargies (-after 1233).  Hugo de Dargies miles dominus de Albo Fossato, frater Simonis” sold property at Cormeille to Froidmont, confirmed by “Simon fils de Hugues”, by charter dated 1233[1037]

ii)         [JEAN de Dargies .  Seigneur de Blanc-Fossé: “Jehan de Dargies chevaliers sires de Blanc Fossé” is named in an undated charter of Froidmont[1038].  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Jean has not been identified.  However, it is reasonable to suppose that he inherited the seigneurie de Blanc-Fossé from Hugues de Dargies, who may have been his father.] 

 

 

RENAUD [I] de Dargies, son of SIMON [I] Seigneur de Dargies & his wife Isabelle de Mello (-[19 Mar/Dec] 1269).  “Simon miles dominus de Dargies” donated harvest “apud Britolium”, for the soul of “bone memorie domine Joanne matris mee”, with the consent of “Isabellis uxor mea, Rainaldus filius meus primogenitus”, by charter dated Mar 1231 (O.S.)[1039].  “Simon miles dominus de Dargies et Elisabeth uxor mea” donated property to Breteuil, with the consent of “Rainaldi et aliorum liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated Sep 1233[1040]Seigneur de Dargies: “Reginaldus miles dominus de Dargyes” renounced claims over “villa sua de Riex” in favour of St Germer by charter dated 1250[1041].  “Renaud” confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Breteuil and “Pierre Hamons”, in the presence of “Hue de Dargies son oncle”, by charter dated 1250[1042].  “Reginaldus dominus de Dargies et de Catheu miles” donated a chapel at “castri de Catheu” founded by “Avitie quondam domine de Catheu et de Britholio” to Amiens by charter dated Jul 1251[1043]Renaud de Dargies sold his share in "la châtellenie de Breteuil" to Guillaume de Beausault by charter dated 1261[1044]Renauz chevaliers sires de Dargies” donated property “en mes bois de Barneu” to the church of Beaupré by charter dated 1268[1045].  Simon de Dargies donated property to Beaupré by charter dated 19 Mar 1268 (O.S.)[1046].  A charter of Beaupré dated Mar 1272 names “pie recordationis Reginaldus de Dargies quondam miles[1047]

m ---.  The name of Renaud [I]’s wife is not known.  Carolus-Barré calls her “Isabelle” in the genealogical table which illustrates his study of Renaud [II] Seigneur de Dargies, but he does not cite or date the primary source on which he bases this name[1048].  Two clues about the origin of Renaud [I]’s wife emerge from the documentation.  They appear mutually contradictory, which suggests that Renaud may have married twice.  In addition, the chronology of Renaud’s sons indicates a considerable difference in their ages, which also points to their having different mothers. 

[m --- de Clermont, daughter of RAOUL [I] de Clermont Seigneur d’Ailly & his wife Gertrude de Nesle.  “Dominum Gobertum de Dargies dominum de Kateu militem” settled a dispute with the church of Amiens, with the consent of “Symonis de Claromonte militis domini de Nigella avunculi sui”, by charter dated 9 Sep 1278[1049].  If “avunculus” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle, Gobert’s mother would have been the sister of Simon [II] de Clermont.  If this hypothesis is correct, a Papal dispensation would have been necessary (on the assumption that Renaud’s paternal grandmother, Jeanne [Beatrix], was the daughter of Simon [I] de Clermont as suggested above) as Renaud’s father would have been the first cousin to his wife.  That appears to be rather close consanguinity for the grant of a dispensation.  If, on the other hand, Jeanne [Beatrix] was the daughter of Amicie de Breteuil (another difficult problem which is discussed elsewhere in the present document) the relationship would be more remote.  Another explanation of 9 Sep 1278 charter is that “avunculus” is used in a broad sense to describe Gobert’s blood relationship with Simon de Clermont.] 

[m [as her second husband,] ---.  Renaud [II] calls Gaucher de Châtillon (identified as Gaucher [V] de Châtillon, later Comte de Porcéan) “fratrem meum” in his second testament[1050].  If “Isabelle” is confirmed as the name of Renaud’s wife, and if she was his second wife, she could have been either (1) Isabelle de Villehardouin widow of Gaucher [IV] de Châtillon and mother of Gaucher [V] (in which case Renaud [II] and Gaucher [V] would have been uterine brothers), or (2) Isabelle de Villebéon widow of Robert de Dreux Seigneur de Bû (in which case Renaud [II] de Dargies would have been Gaucher [V]’s brother-in-law, as his first wife Isabelle de Dreux was Isabelle de Villebéon’s daughter)[1051].] 

Renaud [I] & his [first wife] had one child: 

1.         GOBERT [I] de Dargies (-[1288/92])Gobertus armiger dominus de Dargies” confirmed a donation to Amiens made by “Guifredus dictus maior de Gratepanche” by charter dated Dec 1269[1052].  The Exercitus Fuxensis Index Primus, dated 1272, names “milites...Gobertus de Argies” among “homines feodales...in ballia Viromandensi...Mons Desiderii[1053].  "Almaricus de Meullento dominus de Cauda, Guillelmus de Essartis dominus de Ambleinvilla, Gobertus de Argus dominus de Guitebuef, Albertus de Longavalle dominus de Croissiaco milites, Ysabellis predicti Guillelmi, Yda dicti Goberti, et Anna dicti Alberti uxores" confirmed rights of pasture of the convent of Notre-Dame de Gournay by charter dated Apr 1274[1054].  A charter dated 9 Sep 1278 records a settlement between Amiens and dominum Gobertum de Dargies dominum de Kateu militem” concerning “jurisdictionem...decani et capituli in villa et territorio de Vacaria”, with the consent of “Symonis de Claromonte militis domini de Nigella avunculi sui[1055].  "Almauricus de Meulento dominus de Cauda et de Gornayo armiger, dominus Gobertus de Argiis et dominus Guillelmus de Amblevilla milites" authorised the opening of two routes through their forests at Roissy by charter dated Nov 1281[1056].  The death of Gobert de Dargies is estimated to [1288/92][1057]m as her first husband, IDA de Meulan Dame de Fontaine-Guérard, daughter of AMAURY [II] de Meulan Baron de la Queue-en-Brie et de Gournay-sur-Marne, Seigneur de Noyon-sur-Andelle, de La Croix-Saint-Leuffroy, de Fontaine-Guérard et de Roissy & [his wife Marguerite de Neufbourg] ([1258]-16 Jan 1324, bur Abbaye de Fontaine-Guérard).  She married secondly ([1293]) Jean de Ponthieu Comte d’Aumâle.  Her first and second marriages are indicated by the testaments of Renaud Seigneur de Dargies [younger brother of Ida’s first husband], dated early 1294 and Aug 1295, which bequeathed dowry to his daughter Jeanne “...toute le terre de Clari qui me doit venir apres le dechest me dame le contesse d’Aubemalle[1058], indicating that the property in question must have constituted Ida’s dower from her first marriage.  Ida’s parentage is indicated by the charter dated Apr 1274 under which "Almaricus de Meullento dominus de Cauda, Guillelmus de Essartis dominus de Ambleinvilla, Gobertus de Argus dominus de Guitebuef, Albertus de Longavalle dominus de Croissiaco milites, Ysabellis predicti Guillelmi, Yda dicti Goberti, et Anna dicti Alberti uxores" confirmed rights of pasture of the convent of Notre-Dame de Gournay[1059].  The death of Gobert de Dargies is estimated to [1288/92][1060], which indicates that his widow must have been older than her second husband at the time of their marriage.  It has previously been suggested that, because of this age difference, it is more likely that the wife of Jean de Ponthieu was Ida de Meulan, daughter of Amaury [III] de Meulan, and not Ida de Meulan, daughter of Amaury [II] de Meulan, who married Gobert de Dargies[1061].  However, the testaments of Renaut de Dargies quoted above confirm that the same Ida de Meulan married the two individuals. 

Renaud [I] & his [second wife] had one child: 

2.         RENAUD [II] de Dargies (-Saint-Sever [Aug/Sep] 1295)Seigneur de Dargies.  Renaud Seigneur de Dargies confirmed donations to Beaupré made by “son frère aîné Gobert” and by “son boin pere messire Renaut jadis seigneurs de Dargies” by charter dated Aug 1293[1062]The testaments of Renaud Seigneur de Dargies, dated early 1294 (made with the advice of “mes boins amis et cousins messire Symon de Dargies”) and Aug 1295, bequeathed dowry to his daughter Jeanne “...toute le terre de Clari qui me doit venir apres le dechest me dame le contesse d’Aubemalle[1063], indicating that the property in question must have constituted Ida’s dower from her first marriage.  Renaus chevaliers sires de Dargies” names “Galcherum de Castellione fratrem meum militem, Simonem de Dargies et Joannem dictum Poli de Lihus” as executors in his testament dated 1295[1064]m as her first husband, AGNES, daughter of --- (-before 1329).  According to Père Anselme, she was “Agnes de Bruyères...sœur de Thomas seigneur de Bruyères” but he cites no primary source which confirms his statement[1065].  Carolus-Barré suggests a connection with the seigneurs de Châtillon-sur-Marne as her first husband called Gaucher de Châtillon [presumably identified as Gaucher [V] de Châtillon Comte de Porcéan who in 1295 was married to his first wife Isabelle de Dreux] “fratrem meum” in his second testament[1066].  In contemporary sources “fratrem” can sometimes mean brother-in-law as well as brother, but is unlikely to indicate a more remote relationship.  However, if Agnes had been a sister of Gaucher [V] she would have been related to her second husband by consanguinity, whereas the dispensation quoted below only refers to the affinity relationship between her two husbands.  Other possible relationships are through Renaud [II]’s mother, as discussed above.  She married secondly (Papal dispensation 10 Jun 1302) Aubert [VI] de Hangest Seigneur de Genlis.  The Papal dispensation for the marriage of “nobili viro Auberto de Hangesto milite” and “nobli muliere Agnete domina de Dargies”, because “quondam Reginaldus de Dargies olim vir predicte Agnetis” was related by 4o affinity to “ipsi Auberto”, is dated 10 Jun 1302[1067]Renaud [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE de Dargies ([1290]-after 1348).  The testaments of Renaud Seigneur de Dargies, dated early 1294 and Aug 1295, bequeathed dowry to his daughter Jeanne “...toute le terre de Clari qui me doit venir apres le dechest me dame le contesse d’Aubemalle[1068], indicating that the property in question must have constituted Ida’s dower from her first marriage.  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1310 of "Ludovicus Roberti Clarimontis filius...frater Johannes" and "comitissam"[1069]m firstly HUGUES de Nesle Comte de Soissons, son of JEAN [III] de Nesle Comte de Soissons & his wife Marguerite de Montfort (-after Feb 1306).  m secondly ([1309]) JEAN de Clermont Baron de Charolais, son of ROBERT de France Comte de Clermont Sire de Bourbon & his wife Béatrix dame de Bourbon (1283-1322, bur Lyon, église des Jacobins, transferred to Paris, église des Jacobins).  m thirdly (after 1322) HUGUES de Châtillon Seigneur de Condé, son of JACQUES [I] de Châtillon Seigneur de Leuze et de Condé & his wife Catherine de Condé (-1329). 

b)         EUSTACHIE de Dargies (-16 Jan 1357).  She is named in the genealogical table which illustrates Carolus-Barré’s study of Renaud [II] Seigneur de Dargies[1070]m (before 1314) JEAN [II] Seigneur de Barbançon, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Marie d’Antoing (-5 Oct 1332). 

 

 

 

G.      VIDAMES de GERBEROY

 

 

Pillet suggests that the vidames (“vicedomini”) bore this title in their capacity as representatives of bishops in fulfilling their temporal role, including the administration of justice in the episcopal courts[1071].  Presumably therefore their role equated with that of the avocats/avoués who represented all manner of religious institutions in lay matters.  The vidames de Gerberoy were representatives of the bishop of Beauvais, but took their name from their own castle, in the canton of Songeons in the present-day French département of Oise, which had been constructed to defend the bishopric and county of Beauvais against Norman incursions.  The date when the castle was built is not known, but as can be seen below it is referred to in sources dated to the early 11th century.  Louvet records that the chapel of Saint-Vaast or Sainte-Véronique, which was donated to the nuns of Vuariville in 1173 by Guillaume Vidame de Gerberoy, was the Hôtel of the vidames de Gerberoy in Beauvais[1072].  From the late 11th century, two separate families of vidames de Gerberoy are recorded, holding the position jointly.  In the first of these families, the names Hélie and Guillaume predominated, in the second Gérard and Pierre.  It is not known whether these two families shared a common ancestry.  The vidamé of Gerberoy reverted to the bishop of Beauvais in [1193], presumably because the current office-holders died without male heirs[1073]

 

1.         FRANCON de Gerberoy (-[3 Nov], after 1015).  [Vidame] de Gerberoy.  Documents dated to the 11th century record that Roger Bishop of Beauvais agreed not to harm “Franco...de castello Gerboredo[1074].  Robert II King of France confirmed that Roger Bishop of Beauvais confirmed “mercatum quod tenebat Franco de castro...Gerboredum” by charter dated 1015[1075].  Francon is not referred to as vicedominus in these sources, but it is likely that he fulfilled this role for the bishop of Beauvais.  The death of “Franco de Gerboredo” is recorded 3 Nov[1076]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GARNIER de Gerberoy (-10 Apr after 1072).  Guy Bishop of Beauvais records “Gerboredi castello” and “Warnerus et Ursio iam dicti castelli principes” in a charter dated to [1070], witnessed by “...Guarnerus frater domini Guarneri, Evrardus frater domini Ursionis...[1077].  Guy Bishop of Beauvais founded Saint-Vaast by charter dated 18 May 1072 witnessed by “Garinus et Ursio de Gerboredo...[1078].  The necrology of the church of Beauvais records the death “IV Id Apr” of “Guarnier vidame[1079]

2.         [GARNIER] (-after [1070]).  Guy Bishop of Beauvais records “Gerboredi castello” and “Warnerus et Ursio iam dicti castelli principes” in a charter dated to [1070], witnessed by “...Guarnerus frater domini Guarneri, Evrardus frater domini Ursionis...[1080]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         URSON de Gerberoy (-12 Oct after 1072).  Guy Bishop of Beauvais records “Gerboredi castello” and “Warnerus et Ursio iam dicti castelli principes” in a charter dated to [1070], witnessed by “...Guarnerus frater domini Guarneri, Evrardus frater domini Ursionis...[1081].  Guy Bishop of Beauvais founded Saint-Vaast by charter dated 18 May 1072 witnessed by “Garinus et Ursio de Gerboredo...[1082].  The necrology of the cathedral of Beauvais records the death “IV Id Oct” of “Urso vicedominus[1083]

2.         ERARD (-after [1070]).  Guy Bishop of Beauvais records “Gerboredi castello” and “Warnerus et Ursio iam dicti castelli principes” in a charter dated to [1070], witnessed by “...Guarnerus frater domini Guarneri, Evrardus frater domini Ursionis...[1084]

 

 

1.         HELIE [I] de Gerberoy (-after [1078]).  Vidame de Gerberoy.  Orderic Vitalis records that Robert, son of William I King of England, sought refuge "in castrum Gerberracum...in pago Belvacensi situm" with “Helias...vicedominus”, dated to [1078][1085].  The dating clause of a charter of Philippe I King of France dated 1078 records "in obsidione regum...Philippi regis Francorum et Willelmi Anglorum regis circa Gerboredum"[1086].

 

 

1.         ROBERT de Beauvais, son of ROBERT “Eloquens” de Chaumont & his wife --- (-after [1116]).  Orderic Vitalis records that, after the death of their father "Rodbertus Eloquens de Calvimonte, qui capitalis dominus erat", "filii eius Otmundus de Calvimonte et Waszo de Pexeio et Rotbertus Belvancensis" confirmed donations to "Sancto Ebrulfo", in a passage dated to [1066/89][1087]"Otmundo ipsi castri domino, Roberto fratre eius, et Watho de Pissiaco...…" witnessed the charter dated 15 Oct 1098 “apud Calvum Montem” under which "Wiardus filius Drogonis de Coflente" renounced claims over “Ledonis Curtis” in favour of Chartres Saint-Père[1088]Vidame de Gerberoym ---.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

a)         OSMOND .  “...Osmundus filius Roberti vicedomini de Girbereyo...” is named as a hostage in a charter dated [1116] under which "Hildeburgis mater Goelli de Ibriaco" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Goellus…uxoremque suam Isabel filiosque suos Willelmum atque Robertum"[1089]

 

 

1.         HELIE [II] de Gerberoy (-[1155/60]).  Vidame de GerberoyHelias et Petrus vicedomini Gerboredi” confirmed the donation of land at Lannoy to build an abbey made by “Matheus de Pleeis” by charter dated 1138[1090].  “Helius et Petrus vicedomini Gerboreti” confirmed the donation of “mediam partem terre Teuleti” to Lannoy made by “Nantolius”, by charter dated 1145[1091].  “Helias et Petrus vicedomini Gerbosreti, Hugo de Gornaco...” subscribed the charter dated 1149 under which Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed the donation of “territorii veteris Briostel” to Lannoy made by “Drogo filius Roeri et mater eius Isabelt[1092].  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed an exchange of property between the abbeys of Lannoy and Beaupré, consented to by “Helias vicedominus Gerborredi ad cujus feodum ipsa terra pertinebat, cum uxore sua Martina et filiis suis Willelmo et Helia, Johanna et Drogone”, by charter dated 1153[1093].  “Helyas vicedominus Gerboreti...cum uxore mea Martiniana et cum Willelmo et ceteris liberis meis” donated property “in terra Moncellorum, Maisniliorum et Vaccariarum” to Lannoy abbey by charter dated 1155[1094]m MARTINE, daughter of --- (-after 1155).  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed an exchange of property between the abbeys of Lannoy and Beaupré, consented to by “Helias vicedominus Gerborredi ad cujus feodum ipsa terra pertinebat, cum uxore sua Martina et filiis suis Willelmo et Helia, Johanna et Drogone”, by charter dated 1153[1095].  “Helyas vicedominus Gerboreti...cum uxore mea Martiniana et cum Willelmo et ceteris liberis meis” donated property “in terra Moncellorum, Maisniliorum et Vaccariarum” to Lannoy abbey by charter dated 1155[1096].  Hélie [II] & his wife had five children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [I] de Gerberoy (-after 1171).  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed an exchange of property between the abbeys of Lannoy and Beaupré, consented to by “Helias vicedominus Gerborredi ad cujus feodum ipsa terra pertinebat, cum uxore sua Martina et filiis suis Willelmo et Helia, Johanna et Drogone”, by charter dated 1153[1097].  “Helyas vicedominus Gerboreti...cum uxore mea Martiniana et cum Willelmo et ceteris liberis meis” donated property “in terra Moncellorum, Maisniliorum et Vaccariarum” to Lannoy abbey by charter dated 1155[1098].  Vidame de Gerberoy.  “Willelmus [...cum uxore mea et liberis cum fratribus...meis] et Petrus [...cum Girardo et ceteris fratribus...meis] vicedomini Gerboreti” confirmed the donation of “terram suam de Ursimonte” made to Lannoy abbey by “Benzo de Reio...” by charter dated 1160, witnessed by “Helius frater Willelmi, Girardus frater Petri...[1099].  “Guillelmus Gerboredi castri dominus” donated property to Notre-Dame du Pré, with the consent of “Mabiliæ uxoris meæ et Vuillelmi filii mei”, by charter dated 1170[1100].  “Willelmus vicedominus Gerboredi” confirmed the donation of property “in territorio Ursimontis et Auboudimasnil” made to Lannoy abbey by “Radulfus Waleran...” by charter dated 1171, witnessed by “...Helias frater meus...[1101]m (before [1155]) MABILIE, daughter of ---.  “Guillelmus Gerboredi castri dominus” donated property to Notre-Dame du Pré, with the consent of “Mabiliæ uxoris meæ et Vuillelmi filii mei”, by charter dated 1170[1102].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [II] de Gerberoy (-after 1183).  Guillelmus Gerboredi castri dominus” donated property to Notre-Dame du Pré, with the consent of “Mabiliæ uxoris meæ et Vuillelmi filii mei”, by charter dated 1170[1103].  “Vuillelmus dominus Merloti” acknowledged that “Vuillelmus vicedominus Gerboredi, gener meus, esset in tutela mea” and that together they donated “medietatis terræ Gerboredi” to Beauvais Saint-Lucien by charter dated 1183[1104]m [AGNES] de Mello, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Mello & his wife Ermentrude Châtelaine de Roye.  “Vuillelmus dominus Merloti” acknowledged that “Vuillelmus vicedominus Gerboredi, gener meus, esset in tutela mea” and that together they donated “medietatis terræ Gerboredi” to Beauvais Saint-Lucien by charter dated 1183[1105].  The source which confirms that Agnes was Guillaume de Mello’s daughter who married Guillaume de Gerberoy has not been identified.  However, bearing in mind the marriage date of her parents, it is likely that Guillaume’s wife was their older daughter. 

ii)         JULIANA de Gerberoy (-after 1172).  “Vuillelmus de Gerboredo” donated property to Sainte-Marie des Prés, with the consent of “dominus...Petrus gener meus cum Juliana uxore sua filia mea”, by charter dated 1169[1106].  “Petrus de Gerboredo” donated property to Notre-Dame du Pré, with the consent of “Stephanus frater meus, Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus”, by charter dated 1172 “anno quarto ætatis Petri filii mei[1107].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi et Stephanus frater meus et Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus et filia mea Haevis” confirmed the possessions of Lannoy abbey, including property “in territorio Moncellorum, Mainiliarum et Vaccariarum” donated “ex dono et feodo sive dominio patris sui Willelmi et matris sue Mabilie”, by charter dated 1171[1108].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi” donated annual harvest in “terre sue Ursimontis et Auboumaisnilii” to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Juliane uxore mea et Petro filio meo”, by charter dated 1172, witnessed by “...Stephanus frater meus...[1109]m ([1165]) PIERRE Vidame de Gerberoy, son of PIERRE Vidame de Gerberoy & his first wife Havise --- (-after 1195). 

b)         HELIE de Gerberoy (-after 1171).  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed an exchange of property between the abbeys of Lannoy and Beaupré, consented to by “Helias vicedominus Gerborredi ad cujus feodum ipsa terra pertinebat, cum uxore sua Martina et filiis suis Willelmo et Helia, Johanna et Drogone”, by charter dated 1153[1110].  “Willelmus [...cum uxore mea et liberis cum fratribus...meis] et Petrus [...cum Girardo et ceteris fratribus...meis] vicedomini Gerboreti” confirmed the donation of “terram suam de Ursimonte” made to Lannoy abbey by “Benzo de Reio...” by charter dated 1160, witnessed by “Helius frater Willelmi, Girardus frater Petri...[1111].  “Willelmus vicedominus Gerboredi” confirmed the donation of property “in territorio Ursimontis et Auboudimasnil” made to Lannoy abbey by “Radulfus Waleran...” by charter dated 1171, witnessed by “...Helias frater meus...[1112]

c)         JEAN de Gerberoy (-after 1153).  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed an exchange of property between the abbeys of Lannoy and Beaupré, consented to by “Helias vicedominus Gerborredi ad cujus feodum ipsa terra pertinebat, cum uxore sua Martina et filiis suis Willelmo et Helia, Johanna et Drogone”, by charter dated 1153[1113]

d)         DREUX de Gerberoy (-after 1153).  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed an exchange of property between the abbeys of Lannoy and Beaupré, consented to by “Helias vicedominus Gerborredi ad cujus feodum ipsa terra pertinebat, cum uxore sua Martina et filiis suis Willelmo et Helia, Johanna et Drogone”, by charter dated 1153[1114]

e)         ADA de Gerberoy (-after 1160)Hugo de Britolio, Galeranus frater eius, Ada uxor Hugonis” subscribed a charter dated 1157 which records a donation to Beaupré[1115]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1160, which records a donation to Beaupré made by Gérard de Caigny”, subscribed by “Hugo de Britulio, gener ipsius Helye vicedomini Gerboredensis[1116]Hugo de Crevecuer...et uxor mea Ada et filii mei et filiæ meæ omnes...Ebrardus, Ingelranus, Matilda, Sara et Petronilla” donated “terra de Mormaisons” to Beauvais Saint-Lucien by undated charter[1117]m (before 1157) HUGUES de Breteuil Seigneur de Crèvecœur, son of ERARD [III] Sire de Breteuil & his [first/second] wife [Beatrix de Coucy/Ivette ---] (-[28] Mar 1184, bur Abbaye de Breteuil). 

 

 

1.         RICHARD de Gerberoy, son of --- m --- d’Aumâle, daughter of ETIENNE Comte d’Aumâle & his wife Hawise de Mortimer.  A manuscript history of the foundation of Melsa Abbey records that “Willielmus” had “sorores quatuor, filias Stephani” who married “una…vicedomino de Pynkeney, altera…vicedomino de Verberay, tertia…Bertanno de Brikebet, quarta Willielmo de Romare et postea Petro de Brus[1118]

 

 

1.         GERARD [I] de Gerberoy (-after 1136)m MARGUERITE de Clermont, daughter of HUGUES Comte de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis & his wife Marguerite de Ramerupt (-[1136]).  "Margarita de Gerboreio, filia Hugonis de Claromonte", on her deathbed, summoned “Gerardum maritum suum” to donate property to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "Rainaldus comes frater domne Margarite…et Petrus filius Gerardi et Beatrix uxor Oddonis de Angivillari", by charter dated to [1136][1119].  A charter which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “sextam partem decimæ de Curleio” made by “Margaretæ vicedominæ de Gerberedo[1120].  Gérard & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE [I] de Gerberoy .  "Margarita de Gerboreio, filia Hugonis de Claromonte", on her deathbed, summoned “Gerardum maritum suum” to donate property to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "Rainaldus comes frater domne Margarite…et Petrus filius Gerardi et Beatrix uxor Oddonis de Angivillari", by charter dated to [1136][1121]

b)         BEATRIX de Gerberoy .  "Margarita de Gerboreio, filia Hugonis de Claromonte", on her deathbed, summoned “Gerardum maritum suum” to donate property to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "Rainaldus comes frater domne Margarite…et Petrus filius Gerardi et Beatrix uxor Oddonis de Angivillari", by charter dated to [1136][1122].  "Oddo de Angivillari et uxor eius Beatrix" donated the serfs, given to them by "Gerardus de Gerboriaco" on their marriage, to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "pueri eorum qui tunc nati errant Bernardus et Margarita", by charter dated to [1150], signed by "Albertus, Arnulfus, Ansculfus et Joannes, frater eius…"[1123]m EUDES d’Angevilliers, son of ---.

 

 

[Three possible brothers:]

1.         EUSTACHE de Gerberoy (-15 May ----).  The necrology of Amiens records the death “Id Mai” of “Eustachii militis patris Ricardi de Gerborredo episcopi huius ecclesie” and the donation made by his son in his memory[1124]m ERMENTRUDE, daughter of --- & his wife Adela ---.  The necrology of Amiens records the death “XV Kal Jun” of “Adele avie et alumpne Ricardi de Gerborredo episcopi huj ecclesie et Ermentrudis filie sue matris eiusdem Ricardi epi” (and his donation for her), and the death “XIV Kal Jun” of “Gervasi et Guillermi fratrum et militum” for whom “Ricardus de Gerborredo episcopus huj ecclesie nepos eorum” donated property[1125].  Eustache & his wife had one child: 

a)         RICHARD de Gerberoy (-14 May [1210/11], bur Saint-Martin-aux-Jumeaux, Amiens).  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Amiens which records the death “Id Mai” of “Eustachii militis patris Ricardi de Gerborredo episcopi huius ecclesie” and the donation made by his son in his memory, the death “XV Kal Jun” of “Adele avie et alumpne Ricardi de Gerborredo episcopi huj ecclesie et Ermentrudis filie sue matris eiusdem Ricardi epi” (and his donation for her), and the death “XIV Kal Jun” of “Gervasi et Guillermi fratrum et militum” for who “Ricardus de Gerborredo episcopus huj ecclesie nepos eorum” donated property[1126].  [“Robertus...Ambianensis episcopus” confirmed “vicecomitatus de Ver, de Saleu, de Mes quem Hugo de Saluel...tenebat” by charter dated to [1165/69], witnessed by “...Ricardus de Gerberroi...[1127].  It is not known whether the witness was the same person as the later bishop.]  Canon at Amiens. A charter dated 1184 names “Ricardus de Gerborredo concanonicus noster[1128].  Deacon at Amiens.  “Ricardus...Ambianensis decanus” confirmed rights in “Creissi” by charter dated 1191[1129]Bishop of Amiens 1205.  Pope Innocent III ordered an enquiry into the election of Richard de Gerberoy, because of his ill-health, dated 2 Mar [1205][1130].  The enquiry presumably found in Richard’s favour, although no record survives of the outcome.  “Ricardus...Ambianensis episcopus” confirmed the donation of “decima totius territorii de Belsar” by charter dated 20 Mar 1205 (O.S.)[1131].  “Ricardus...Ambianensis episcopus” confirmed rights in “agricultura territorii de Matricort” by charter dated Apr 1209[1132].  “Ricardus...Ambianensis episcopus” confirmed rights in “nemore de Cresci” by charter dated May 1210[1133].  The necrology of Amiens records the death “pridie Id Mai” of “Ricardi...hujus ecclesie episcop viri litterati, liberalis et constantissimi” and the donation made for his anniversary[1134]An epitaph in the church of Saint-Martin-aux-Jumeaux, Amiens records the burial of “præsul Ricardus[1135]

2.         [GERVAIS (-19 May ----).  The necrology of Amiens records the death “XIV Kal Jun” of “Gervasi et Guillermi fratrum et militum” for whom “Ricardus de Gerborredo episcopus huj ecclesie nepos eorum” donated property[1136].  It is not known whether the brothers Gervais and Guillaume were paternal or maternal uncles of Bishop Richard.] 

3.         [GUILLAUME (-19 May ----).  The necrology of Amiens records the death “XIV Kal Jun” of “Gervasi et Guillermi fratrum et militum” for whom “Ricardus de Gerborredo episcopus huj ecclesie nepos eorum” donated property[1137].  It is not known whether the brothers Gervais and Guillaume were paternal or maternal uncles of Bishop Richard.]  

 

 

1.         PIERRE [II] de Gerberoy (-after [1150]).  It is possible that Pierre [II] de Gerberoy was the same person as Pierre [I] who is named above.  Helias et Petrus vicedomini Gerboredi” confirmed the donation of land at Lannoy to build an abbey made by “Matheus de Pleeis” by charter dated 1138[1138].  “Helius et Petrus vicedomini Gerboreti” confirmed the donation of “mediam partem terre Teuleti” to Lannoy made by “Nantolius”, by charter dated 1145[1139].  “Petrus vicedominus...” subscribed the charter dated to [1146] which records an agreement between the canons of Gerberoy and Lannoy concerning “decime...apud Tyle[1140].  “Helias et Petrus vicedomini Gerbosreti, Hugo de Gornaco...” subscribed the charter dated 1149 under which Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed the donation of “territorii veteris Briostel” to Lannoy made by “Drogo filius Roeri et mater eius Isabelt[1141].  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation made by “Petrum Gerboredi vicedominum” with the consent of “Melescende uxore sua, filiis suis Petro, Girardo, Guillelmo et Stephano, filiabus suis Auvide et Ermentrude”, by undated charter, dated to [1150/62][1142]m firstly HAVISE, daughter of ---.  Philippe Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation of produce from “molendino de Uns” made by “Ivis matris Girardi vicedomini...et...ex parte domini Petri...pro suæ sororis Havis” to the church of Gerberoy by charter dated 1195[1143]m secondly MELISENDE, daughter of ---.  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation made by “Petrum Gerboredi vicedominum” with the consent of “Melescende uxore sua, filiis suis Petro, Girardo, Guillelmo et Stephano, filiabus suis Auvide et Ermentrude”, by undated charter, dated to [1150/62][1144].  Pierre [II] & his [first] wife had six children: 

a)         PIERRE [III] de Gerberoy (-after 1195)Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation made by “Petrum Gerboredi vicedominum” with the consent of “Melescende uxore sua, filiis suis Petro, Girardo, Guillelmo et Stephano, filiabus suis Auvide et Ermentrude”, by undated charter, dated to [1150/62][1145].  “Willelmus [...cum uxore mea et liberis cum fratribus...meis] et Petrus [...cum Girardo et ceteris fratribus...meis] vicedomini Gerboreti” confirmed the donation of “terram suam de Ursimonte” made to Lannoy abbey by “Benzo de Reio...” by charter dated 1160, witnessed by “Helius frater Willelmi, Girardus frater Petri...[1146].  “Petrus vicedomini Gerboredi” donated pasturage rights in “totam terram meam de Halinis” to Lannoy abbey by charter dated 1170[1147].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi et Stephanus frater meus et Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus et filia mea Haevis” confirmed the possessions of Lannoy abbey, including property “in territorio Moncellorum, Mainiliarum et Vaccariarum” donated “ex dono et feodo sive dominio patris sui Willelmi et matris sue Mabilie”, by charter dated 1171[1148].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi” donated annual harvest in “terre sue Ursimontis et Auboumaisnilii” to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Juliane uxore mea et Petro filio meo”, by charter dated 1172, witnessed by “...Stephanus frater meus...[1149].  “Petrus de Gerboredo” donated property to Notre-Dame du Pré, with the consent of “Stephanus frater meus, Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus”, by charter dated 1172 “anno quarto ætatis Petri filii mei[1150].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborrei...” witnessed the charter dated 1179 under which “Weremundus vicedomini Pinconii” donated property “in montana de feodo meo...territoria Moncellorum, Maisniliorum et Vacariarum” to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Flandrina uxor mea, Girardus filius meus, Petrus et Johannes fratres mei[1151].  Philippe Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation of produce from “molendino de Uns” made by “Ivis matris Girardi vicedomini...et...ex parte domini Petri...pro suæ sororis Havis” to the church of Gerberoy by charter dated 1195[1152]m ([1165]) JULIANA de Gerberoy, daughter of GUILLAUME de Gerberoy & his wife Mabilie --- (-after 1172).  “Vuillelmus de Gerboredo” donated property to Sainte-Marie des Prés, with the consent of “dominus...Petrus gener meus cum Juliana uxore sua filia mea”, by charter dated 1169[1153].  “Petrus de Gerboredo” donated property to Notre-Dame du Pré, with the consent of “Stephanus frater meus, Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus”, by charter dated 1172 “anno quarto ætatis Petri filii mei[1154].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi et Stephanus frater meus et Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus et filia mea Haevis” confirmed the possessions of Lannoy abbey, including property “in territorio Moncellorum, Mainiliarum et Vaccariarum” donated “ex dono et feodo sive dominio patris sui Willelmi et matris sue Mabilie”, by charter dated 1171[1155].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi” donated annual harvest in “terre sue Ursimontis et Auboumaisnilii” to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Juliane uxore mea et Petro filio meo”, by charter dated 1172, witnessed by “...Stephanus frater meus...[1156].  Pierre & his wife had three children: 

i)          PIERRE de Gerberoy ([1167/68]-after 1172).  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi et Stephanus frater meus et Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus et filia mea Haevis” confirmed the possessions of Lannoy abbey, including property “in territorio Moncellorum, Mainiliarum et Vaccariarum” donated “ex dono et feodo sive dominio patris sui Willelmi et matris sue Mabilie”, by charter dated 1171[1157].  “Petrus de Gerboredo” donated property to Sainte-Marie des Prés, with the consent of “Stephanus frater meus, Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus”, by charter dated 1172 “anno quarto ætatis Petri filii mei[1158].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi” donated annual harvest in “terre sue Ursimontis et Auboumaisnilii” to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Juliane uxore mea et Petro filio meo”, by charter dated 1172, witnessed by “...Stephanus frater meus...[1159]

ii)         HAVISE de Gerberoy (-after 1171).  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi et Stephanus frater meus et Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus et filia mea Haevis” confirmed the possessions of Lannoy abbey, including property “in territorio Moncellorum, Mainiliarum et Vaccariarum” donated “ex dono et feodo sive dominio patris sui Willelmi et matris sue Mabilie”, by charter dated 1171[1160]

iii)        CLEMENCE de Gerberoy (-after Jul 1220).  “Ingelramus de Crevecuer” donated property to Beauvais Saint-Lucien, with the consent of “uxoris Clementiæ”, by charter dated 1190[1161].  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 1240 under which [her son] “Joannes de Crepicordio miles...et filii mei...Reginaldus et Odardus et domina Alidis uxor” renounced claims to land of “Vuilelmi de Gerboredo...tanquam hœredem proximiorem” in favour of the bishop of Beauvais[1162].  “Clementia de Crevecuer”, in the absence of “domino Odone milite ad præsens marito meo” on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, confirmed a donation by “Giroldus de Crevecuer” of property held from “Ingelrani quondam mariti mei”, by charter dated Jul 1220[1163]m firstly ENGUERRAND de Crèvecœur, son of HUGUES de Breteuil Seigneur de Crèvecœur & his wife Ada de Gerberoy (-[1204/05]).  m secondly EUDES de Ronquerolles, son of --- (-afetr Jul 1220).  

2.         GERARD de Gerberoy (-after 1160).  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation made by “Petrum Gerboredi vicedominum” with the consent of “Melescende uxore sua, filiis suis Petro, Girardo, Guillelmo et Stephano, filiabus suis Auvide et Ermentrude”, by undated charter, dated to [1150/62][1164].  “Willelmus [...cum uxore mea et liberis cum fratribus...meis] et Petrus [...cum Girardo et ceteris fratribus...meis] vicedomini Gerboreti” confirmed the donation of “terram suam de Ursimonte” made to Lannoy abbey by “Benzo de Reio...” by charter dated 1160, witnessed by “Helius frater Willelmi, Girardus frater Petri...[1165].  Philippe Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation of produce from “molendino de Uns” made by “Ivis matris Girardi vicedomini...et...ex parte domini Petri...pro suæ sororis Havis” to the church of Gerberoy by charter dated 1195[1166]

3.         GUILLAUME de Gerberoy (-after 1164).  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation made by “Petrum Gerboredi vicedominum” with the consent of “Melescende uxore sua, filiis suis Petro, Girardo, Guillelmo et Stephano, filiabus suis Auvide et Ermentrude”, by undated charter, dated to [1150/62][1167].  “...Willelmus canonicus frater Petri vicedomini Gerborreti...” witnessed the charter dated 1164 under which Barthélemy Bishop of Beauvais confirmed the donation of their part “in decimam de Briostel” made to Lannoy abbey by “Balduinus de Caisneel...[1168]

4.         ETIENNE de Gerberoy (-after 1172).  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation made by “Petrum Gerboredi vicedominum” with the consent of “Melescende uxore sua, filiis suis Petro, Girardo, Guillelmo et Stephano, filiabus suis Auvide et Ermentrude”, by undated charter, dated to [1150/62][1169].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi et Stephanus frater meus et Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus et filia mea Haevis” confirmed the possessions of Lannoy abbey, including property “in territorio Moncellorum, Mainiliarum et Vaccariarum” donated “ex dono et feodo sive dominio patris sui Willelmi et matris sue Mabilie”, by charter dated 1171[1170].  “Petrus vicedominus Gerborredi” donated annual harvest in “terre sue Ursimontis et Auboumaisnilii” to Lannoy abbey, with the consent of “Juliane uxore mea et Petro filio meo”, by charter dated 1172, witnessed by “...Stephanus frater meus...[1171].  “Petrus de Gerboredo” donated property to Sainte-Marie des Prés, with the consent of “Stephanus frater meus, Juliana uxor mea et Petrus filius meus”, by charter dated 1172 “anno quarto ætatis Petri filii mei[1172]

5.         HAVISE de Gerberoy .  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation made by “Petrum Gerboredi vicedominum” with the consent of “Melescende uxore sua, filiis suis Petro, Girardo, Guillelmo et Stephano, filiabus suis Auvide et Ermentrude”, by undated charter, dated to [1150/62][1173].  Philippe Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation of produce from “molendino de Uns” made by “Ivis matris Girardi vicedomini...et...ex parte domini Petri...pro suæ sororis Havis” to the church of Gerberoy by charter dated 1195[1174]

6.         ERMENTRUDE de Gerberoy .  Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed a donation made by “Petrum Gerboredi vicedominum” with the consent of “Melescende uxore sua, filiis suis Petro, Girardo, Guillelmo et Stephano, filiabus suis Auvide et Ermentrude”, by undated charter, dated to [1150/62][1175].

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de MELLO

 

 

Mello is a small village in the canton of Neuilly-en-Thelle, arrondissement of Senlis, in the present-day département of Oise, about 45 kilometres north of Paris.  In medieval times, it was the site of an important castle, the earliest references to which in the primary sources date to the late 11th century.  Depoin refers to the château de Mello as “le chef-lieu d’une très ancienne seigneurie du Beauvaisis[1176].  The family of the seigneurs de Mello rose to some prominence in the region, as shown by the position of their names in the subscriber lists of various charters which are quoted below.  One branch of the family settled in the county of Auxerre in the duchy of Burgundy (see BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY).  There was a tradition, now impossible to verify, that the family was descended from Charlemagne: Hugues le Poitevin’s mid-12th century Histoire de Vézelay, when recording the appointment as abbot of “Guilelmum de Meloto”, adds that he “Caroli Magni de Rupe Merloti proles edidit[1177].  Depoin makes the point that the name Dreux, borne by many members of the Mello, was also closely associated with the Carolingian dynasty[1178]

 

The reconstruction of the early generations of the family is problematic.  The genealogy as shown by Père Anselme is inaccurate and incomplete[1179].  Later attempts, in particular those of Depoin in the early 20th century, have been confused by the additon of a possible “Gilbert [II] Seigneur de Mello” in the early 12th century.  This results from an interpretation of a mid-12th century charter which names numerous members of the family, and refers to an early grant of property by "dominus Gillebertus de Mello" to one of his sons[1180].  However, a careful study of the chronology of the family shows that there is insufficient time for the insertion of Gilbert [II] as an additional generation and that this charter must in fact refer to Gilbert [I] Seigneur de Mello.  In addition, no other references have been found in charters to a Gilbert [II], although all other members of the family are recorded in numerous documents.  I am grateful to Jean-Claude Chuat for providing information on many charters which have been useful in establishing the reconstruction which is shown below. 

 

 

The chronology suggests that the following two individuals probably belonged to the generation preceding that of Gilbert [I] de Mello who is shown below, assuming that it is correct (as stated by Depoin), that Yves was appointed archdeacon of Brie in 1050.  There is no indication that Yves and Dreux were brothers, but this is likely, although the earliest mention of Dreux is later than that of Yves. 

 

1.         YVES de Mello (-after [1087]).  "Godefridus...Parisiorum episcopus" granted "altare Maierolis ville" {Marolles-en-Brie, canton Boissy Saint-Léger, arr. Corbeil} to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Drogone archidiacono...Ivone archidiacono in cuius archidiaconatu altare illud consistit”, by charter dated to [1087][1181].  Archdeacon of Brie.  "Godefridus...Parisiorum episcopus" granted "altare Maierolis ville" {Marolles-en-Brie, canton Boissy Saint-Léger, arr. Corbeil} to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Drogone archidiacono...Ivone archidiacono in cuius archidiaconatu altare illud consistit”, by charter dated to [1087][1182].  Depoin states “Ives I archdiacre de Brie de 1050 à 1099 est désigné catégoriquement dans un texte sous l’appellation Ivo de Merlou” but he does not cite the source in question[1183].  However, the Mello connection with Marolles-en-Brie is suggested by the charter dated to [3 Aug 1117/14 Apr 1118] under which "Drocho archidiaconus Parisiensis" (seal “Drochonis de Mello archidiaconi Parisiensis”) donated property "in villa...Marollas...apud Chevriacum villam et apud Meindres" {Marolles-en-Brie, canton Boissy Saint-Léger, arr. Corbeil, Chevry, canton Brie-Comte-Robert, arr. Melun, Mandres, ca. Boissy-Saint-Léger, arr. Corbeil} to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs[1184]

 

2.         DREUX [Drogo] [de Mello] (-1097).  Archdeacon of Vexin.  Archdeacon at Paris.  Depoin states that Dreux archdeacon of Vexin, then archdeacon of Paris “dès 1067, mort en 1097” is not “dénommé “de Mello” mais on a des données équivalentes[1185].  "Godefridus...Parisiorum episcopus" granted "altare Maierolis ville" {Marolles-en-Brie, canton Boissy Saint-Léger, arr. Corbeil} to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Drogone archidiacono...Ivone archidiacono in cuius archidiaconatu altare illud consistit”, by charter dated to [1087][1186].

 

 

[Four] siblings, parents not known: 

1.         GILBERT [I] de Mello (-after [before 1106]).  A charter dated to before 1106 records a donation to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent,  guaranteed by "Gislebertus de Marlo et filius eius Drogo", witnessed by "Philippo cognomento Compains", and the subsequent challenge of the donation and settlement of the challenge[1187].  Depoin suggests the existence of a Gilbert [II] de Mello, supposed son of Dreux [I] and father of Gilbert [I]’s two younger sons Guillaume and Yves who are shown below[1188].  However, the chronology of births of the Mello family, as shown below, would not permit the insertion of another generation.  m ---.  The name of Gilbert's wife is not known.  It is possible that Gilbert [I] married twice and that his two sons Guillaume and the younger Yves, shown below, were sons of this supposed second marriage.  The second son named Yves would presumably have been born after the death of Gilbert [I]’s first son named Yves.  Gilbert [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         YVES de Mello (-after 1092).  An undated charter records transactions relating to the donation of “ecclesiam...sancti Dyonisii de Bunduslo” to Longpont, including the consent to the donation by “Odo comes Corboilensis, ex cujus sisco est”, witnessed by “...Yvo de Merlo filius Gisleberti...[1189].  The charter in question is dated to [1130] by the editor of the cartulary.  However, the following charter in the cartulary records the consent of “Gaufredus...Parisiorum episcopus et Joscelinus archidiaconus, monachis Cluniacensibus” to the donation of “altare...in villa...Bunduflum...in honore...beati Dionisii” dated 1092[1190]

b)         DREUX [I] de Mello ([1070/80]-after [1117/18]).  A charter dated to before 1106 records a donation to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent,  guaranteed by "Gislebertus de Marlo et filius eius Drogo", witnessed by "Philippo cognomento Compains", and the subsequent challenge of the donation and settlement of the challenge[1191].  His very approximate birth date range is calculated by working back from the birth date range of his grandson Guillaume.  The approximate nature of the estimate must be emphasised.  Nevertheless, it is useful in dismissing Depoin’s hypothesis concerning the existence of a Gilbert [II] de Mello who he suggests was the son of Dreux [I] and father of the two brothers Guillaume and Yves who are shown below as younger children of Gilbert [I]. 

-        see below   

c)         GUY de Mello (-after [1117/18]).  A charter dated to [1117/18] “tempore Rainoldi comitis” [Renaud [II] de Clermont Comte d’Amiens] relates to "ecclesie...Ambianensi beate Marie et sancti Firmini...apud Nogentel, villam Belvacensem" witnessed by "...Drogone de Merloaco, Guidone fratre suo"[1192]

d)         GUILLAUME de Mello (-after [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147]).  An undated charter records that "dominus Gillebertus de Mello" had "villam in territorio Parisiensi...Beuranc" {Boran, canton Neilly-en-Thelic, arr. Senlis, on the left bank of the river Oise}, which he had granted to "Yvoni filio suo quum fecit eum clericum", that it was mortgaged to “Stephano dapifero” [therefore dated to before 1127, when the Garlande family fell into disgrace], recovered by “ipsius Yvonis frater Guillelmus” before leaving for Jerusalem and donated to “Dnus Guillelmus tunc temporis cœnobii Pontesiensis abbas, nepos Yvonis et Guillelmi”, including rights of “Rainaudus nepos abbatis et frater Dni Guillelmi de Melloto”, and that “Yvo siquidem patruus abbatis” now donated all his interest in the land inherited from his father with the consent of “Guillelmus frater Yvonis”, witnessed by “Yvo decanus Belvacensis, Guillelmus de Anogilo nepos eius, Theobaldus archidiaconus Belvacensis, Guillelmus junior dominus de Merlo...[1193].  The editor of the cartulary dates the charter to 1157.  However, Depoin demonstrates that it must be dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] because of the succession of abbots of Pontoise Saint-Martin at the time and the departure of Louis VII King of France on crusade, presumably accompanied by Guillaume de Mello[1194].  “Willelmus abbas” [abbot of Pontoise Saint-Martin, see below] addressed “Ingelramnum Aculeium”, with the support of “...Willelmo de Merlou avunculo Dni abbatis” by undated charter which notes that “isdem Ingelramnus adhuc juvenis est et absque uxore”, which probably dates the document to the late 1140s/early 1150s[1195]

e)         YVES de Mello (-after [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147]).  An undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, records that "dominus Gillebertus de Mello" had "villam in territorio Parisiensi...Beuranc", which he had granted to "Yvoni filio suo quum fecit eum clericum", that it was mortgaged to “Stephano dapifero”, recovered by “ipsius Yvonis frater Guillelmus” before leaving for Jerusalem and donated to “Dnus Guillelmus tunc temporis cœnobii Pontesiensis abbas, nepos Yvonis et Guillelmi”, including rights of “Rainaudus nepos abbatis et frater Dni Guillelmi de Melloto”, and that “Yvo siquidem patruus abbatis” now donated all his interest in the land inherited from his father with the consent of “Guillelmus frater Yvonis”, witnessed by “Yvo decanus Belvacensis, Guillelmus de Anogilo nepos eius, Theobaldus archidiaconus Belvacensis, Guillelmus junior dominus de Merlo...[1196]

2.         [DREUX de Mello (-after [3 Aug 1117/14 Apr 1118]).  "Drocho archidiaconus Parisiensis" (seal “Drochonis de Mello archidiaconi Parisiensis”) donated property "in villa...Marollas...apud Chevriacum villam et apud Meindres" {Marolles-en-Brie, canton Boissy Saint-Léger, arr. Corbeil, Chevry, canton Brie-Comte-Robert, arr. Melun, Mandres, ca. Boissy-Saint-Léger, arr. Corbeil} to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to [3 Aug 1117/14 Apr 1118][1197]

3.         [MARTIN de Mello (-after May 1103).  His parentage is not known.  However, his mention in 1103 suggests that he may have been the brother of Gilbert [I] de Mello.  Canon at Notre-Dame de Paris: “Martin de Mello, chanoine de Notre-Dame de Paris” founded the church of Mello in May 1103[1198].] 

4.         [--- .  Her son is named “nepos Gislberti de Marlo” in the source quoted below.  Assuming that “nepos” can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew, Philippe’s mother must have been the sister of Gilbert [I] de Mello.  The identity of her husband is not known.  m ---.]  Two children: 

a)         PHILIPPE "Compains" (-after [1091]).  A charter dated to [1091] records the settlement of a challenge by "Ricardi fratris Widonis de Rupe", represented by "miles…nepos Gisleberti de Marlo…Compains", to the donation by "Hugo comes de Domno Martino" of "feodum…Vuidonis de Rupe" to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with compensation paid to "Ricardo…et Widoni…filioque eius Widoni"[1199].  A charter dated to before 1106 records a donation to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent,  guaranteed by "Gislebertus de Marlo et filius eius Drogo", witnessed by "Philippo cognomento Compains et Garnerus frater eius", and the subsequent challenge of the donation and settlement of the challenge[1200]

b)         GARNIER .  A charter dated to before 1106 records a donation to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent,  guaranteed by "Gislebertus de Marlo et filius eius Drogo", witnessed by "Philippo cognomento Compains et Garnerus frater eius", and the subsequent challenge of the donation and settlement of the challenge[1201]

 

 

1.         AUBRY [I] [Payen] de Mello (-[after 1106]).  "Albericus…vocabatur Paganus de Marlo" donated milling revenue “de Hescerens, que de feodo comitis Domni martini erat” to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxore sua Adalaide" whose dowry it was, by charter dated to before 1107[1202].  Depoin states that “la parenté directe d’Aubri avec le chef de la maison de Mello ressort clairement du fait qu’au nombre de ses témoins il prit Gaubert curé de Boran, paroisse dont la seigneurie était en partie détenue, quelques années plus tard, par Gilbert II de Mello[1203].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Aubry was the son of Gilbert [I] de Mello and that he predeceased  his father[1204].  There appears no basis for affirming this affiliation, although the reference to “de Marlo” does appear to confirm that Aubry [I] was a member of the Mello family.  Depoin states that “Aubri Payen peut être regardé comme un fils de Gilbert I qui mourut avant son père[1205].  It is unclear how he concludes that Aubry must have predeceased his father, but whatever the reason in any case it cannot be concluded with certainty that Aubry was the son of Gilbert.  m ADELA, daughter of ---.  "Albericus…vocabatur Paganus de Marlo" donated milling revenue “de Hescerens, que de feodo comitis Domni martini erat” to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "uxore sua Adalaide" whose dowry it was, by charter dated to before 1107[1206].  "Uxor illius Adalaidis" donated the remaining part of the milling revenue, kept by "Albericus…Paganus de Marlo" during his lifetime, by undated charter[1207].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1208], she was Adela de Dammartin Dame de Bulles, daughter of Hugues [I] Comte de Dammartin & his wife Roharde de Bulles, who married secondly Lancelin [II] de Beauvais.  Presumably this hypothesis is based on the charter dated to before 1107 quoted above.  However, that document could indicate that Adela belonged to a family which had been enfeoffed with the property in question by the comte de Dammartin.  It appears that the hypothesis is unlikely to be correct as Agnes, wife of Lancelin, did not name her son Aubry de Mello in her foundation of the priory of Wariville which names her children by her supposed second husband.  Aubry [II] & his wife had one child:] 

a)         [AUBRY [II] (-1129 or after).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Aubry [II] was the son of Aubry [I] de Mello[1209].  It appears that this is speculative based only on the name and the hypothesis that his mother was a member of the family of the first comtes de Dammartin.  1122, 1125/29.  "Amalricus...Silvanectensis episcopus" confirmed the donation of “usum...totius forestæ Espioniæ de Bealci” made to Charlieu by “Albericus camerarius et filius eius Albericus comes de Dammartin”, with the consent of “Johanne scancione regis et uxore sua Helisendi et Petro filio suo”, by charter dated 1162[1210].] 

-        COMTES de DAMMARTIN.

 

 

The following group represents an approximate reconstruction of another family named Mello.  It is not known whether they were related to the main Mello family or if they were unrelated knights at Mello who adopted the name of their castle. 

 

1.         HUGUES de Mello (-before 1130).  m HELISENDE, daughter of --- (-after 1130).  “Helisendis relicta Hugonis de Merloto, Petrus filius eius” issued a charter for Saint-Lucien dated 1130[1211].  Hugues & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         PIERRE de Mello (-after 1130).  “Helisendis relicta Hugonis de Merloto, Petrus filius eius” issued a charter for Saint-Lucien dated 1130[1212]

b)         [HUGUES de Mello (-after 1161).  “...Hugo de Melloto...” canon of the church of Saint-Quentin subscribed a charter of Hugues doyen du chapitre de Beauvais dated 1161[1213].  His name suggests that he was the son of the earlier Hugues de Mello.] 

c)         [GUILLAUME de Mello (-after 1157).  The name of his son suggests that Guillaume was closely related to the family of Hugues de Mello, maybe a younger son.  [Guillaume de Merlo et Raimundus frater eius, canonicus de Merlo” donated “une prébende de Merlou” to the abbey of Saint-Quentin by charter dated to [1160][1214].  It is not known whether the donor was the same person as the father of Pierre de Mello.]  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

i)          PIERRE de Mello .  “Pierre de Mello” confirmed a donation of wine to the Hôtel-Dieu de Beauvais made “Guillaume son père, qui partait pour la croisade avec le roi”, dated 1157 (although the well-known crusade of Louis VII King of France is of course dated to 1147)[1215]

d)         [RAYMOND de Mello (-after [1160]).  Guillaume de Merlo et Raimundus frater eius, canonicus de Merlo” donated “une prébende de Merlou” to the abbey of Saint-Quentin by charter dated to [1160][1216].  It is not known whether the donor was the same person as the father of Pierre de Mello.] 

 

 

DREUX [I] de Mello, son of GILBERT [I] de Mello & his wife --- ([1070/80]-after [1117/18]).  A charter dated to before 1106 records a donation to the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent,  guaranteed by "Gislebertus de Marlo et filius eius Drogo", witnessed by "Philippo cognomento Compains", and the subsequent challenge of the donation and settlement of the challenge[1217].  His very approximate birth date range is calculated by working back from the birth date range of his grandson Guillaume.  The approximate nature of the estimate must be emphasised.  Nevertheless, it is useful in dismissing Depoin’s hypothesis concerning the existence of a Gilbert [II] de Mello who he suggests was the son of Dreux [I] and father of the two brothers Guillaume and Yves who are shown below as younger children of Gilbert [I][1218]Seigneur de Mello.  A charter dated to [1117/18] “tempore Rainoldi comitis” [Renaud [II] de Clermont Comte d’Amiens] relates to "ecclesie...Ambianensi beate Marie et sancti Firmini...apud Nogentel, villam Belvacensem" witnessed by "...Drogone de Merloaco, Guidone fratre suo"[1219]

m (before 1101) RICHILDE de Clermont, daughter of HUGUES Comte de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis & his wife Marguerite de Ramerupt.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Depoin states that the Histoire de Vézelay, by Hugues le Poitevin, names “Dreux de Mello...et...Richeud, fille de Hugues de Mouchy, sœur de Renaud II de Clermont et de Félicie reine d’Aragon” as the parents of Guillaume abbé de Vézelay[1220].  However, the passage in question has not been found in the edition of the Histoire which was consulted during the preparation of the present document.  The introduction of the name Renaud into the family after this marriage suggests that the affiliation may be correct.  A charter which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “medietatem altaris de Camberonne” made by “Richeldis de Merloto” and of “aliam medietatem” by “Berneri de Claromonte” (the latter not yet having been identified, although his name and joint ownership of the property in question suggests a relationship between Richilde and the Clermont family)[1221]

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

1.         DREUX [II] de Mello ([1095/1105]-before [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147]).  His parentage is assumed from the undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, which records the history of "villam in territorio Parisiensi...Beuranc", which names “ipsius Yvonis frater Guillelmus”, “Dnus Guillelmus tunc temporis cœnobii Pontesiensis abbas, nepos Yvonis et Guillelmi”, and the supposed sons of Dreux [II] “Rainaudus nepos abbatis et frater Dni Guillelmi de Melloto[1222].  His date of birth is estimated from the estimated date of birth of his son Guillaume, as shown below.  “Drogo de Mello et filii eius Drogo et Rainaldus...” subscribed a charter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais for for the foundation of Froidmont abbey, dated to [1134][1223].  “...Drogo de Merlo et filii eius Drogo et Rainaldus...” witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[1224].  ["Dnum Drogonem de Marloto..." subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1150], which records an agreement between Esserent Saint-Leu and Jumièges concerning a proposed mill on the river Thérain[1225].  If the subscriber was Dreux [II], and the date of his death is correctly as estimated as above, the dating of this charter is presumably inaccurate.]  m --- de Bulles, daughter of LANCELIN [II] de Beauvais Seigneur de Bulles & his wife Agnes de Dammartin.  "Nobilis mulier Adelidis de Bullis" founded the priory of Wariville, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Lancelini…Manasseri, Renaldi, Theobaldi et filiarum suarum Beatricis, Mabiliæ, Basilidis. et quorumdam etiam successorum...Willelmi de Merloto, Joannis et Roberti fratrum de Conti", confirmed by the bull of Pope Alexander III dated 10 Jul 1175[1226].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1167 under which [her son] “Willelmus de Merloto et frater meus Rainaldus antequam filium vel filiam haberet” granted property to “Manasserius de Bullis avunculus noster”, with the consent of “Adelisa matre sua et fratribus suis Lancelino atque Rainaldo[1227].  The wife of Dreux [II] Seigneur de Mello was clearly therefore one of the daughters of Lancelin [II] de Beauvais Seigneur de Bulles.  No primary source has been identified in which she is named.  Newman suggests that she was the sister named Basilie, as one of her daughters bore that name[1228].  However, the daughter could just as easily have been named after her maternal aunt.  Various documents quoted in this section which record the succession to the seigneurie de Bulles, after the deaths of the brothers Lancelin, Manassès and Renaud, name Guillaume Seigneur de Mello (son of Dreux [II]) before Robert de Conty, suggesting that his claim was superior by inheritance and that his mother was therefore one of the brothers’ older sisters.  Nothing is known about the fate of the sister named Rohese.  It is not impossible that she married and had children.  The sister Beatrix is named in 1136 with two daughters.  Their father is not known, but their names are not typical of the Mello family, although it is possible that Beatrix married Dreux [II] as her second husband.  The sister named Mabile allegedly followed an ecclesiastical career, although it is possible that she embraced religion after the death of her husband.  Lastly, the existence of another unrecorded older sister, already married and away from home when her mother founded Wariville so not named in the foundation document, cannot be excluded.  Yet another difficulty with Guillaume de Mello’s inheritance of Bulles results from the charter dated 1181 which names "nos duo domini Bullarum…Willaumus de Meloto, Ermentrudis uxor mea et Renaldus filius meus…Robertus de Conteio alius dominus Bullarum et mei nepotes Manasserus et Johannes"[1229].  The naming of Guillaume’s wife Ermentrude with him in this document would normally indicate that he had acquired his right to Bulles through her.  Ermentrude is recorded in primary sources as châtelaine de Roye, although her parents have not yet been identified.  The Guillaume de Mello/Ermentrude de Roye marriage can probably be dated to [1165], given Guillaume’s birth which is estimated to [1130/35], the fact that the couple are named with five children in a charter dated 1172[1230], and because Ermentrude remarried after Guillaume died in 1201.  This would place Ermentrude’s birth in [1150].  If Guillaume’s right to Bulles derived from her, from a chronological point of view she must have been either the niece or great-niece of Manassès de Bulles, meaning that she would have been her husband’s first cousin or his first cousin once removed, a degree of consanguinity which would have caused obvious problems with the papacy.  Despite the wording of the 1181 charter, it is probable therefore that Guillaume inherited Bulles through his mother.  Dreux [II] & his wife had five children: 

a)         DREUX de Mello (-[1136/53]).  “Drogo de Mello et filii eius Drogo et Rainaldus...” subscribed a charter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais for for the foundation of Froidmont abbey, dated to [1134][1231].  “...Drogo de Merlo et filii eius Drogo et Rainaldus...” witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[1232].  The donors are identified as the mother-in-law of Dreux [II] de Mello and her children, which suggests that the witnesses were Dreux [II] and his sons by his known wife Basilie de Bulles.  The later succession of the couple’s son Guillaume indicates that their sons Dreux and Renaud presumably predeceased their father. 

b)         RENAUD de Mello (-after 1136).  “Drogo de Mello et filii eius Drogo et Rainaldus...” subscribed a charter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais for for the foundation of Froidmont abbey, dated to [1134][1233].  “...Drogo de Merlo et filii eius Drogo et Rainaldus...” witnessed the charter dated 1136 which records various donations to Trie Sainte-Marie including “domina Adelidis de Buglis et filii eius Lancelinus...Manasses et Rainaldus sororque eorum Beatrix et eiusdem Beatricis filii Hildeburgis et Mathildis” who donated “in...terræ Hermarum...Hez...et Hulsoy...[1234].  The donors are identified as the mother-in-law of Dreux [II] de Mello and her children, which suggests that the witnesses were Dreux [II] and his sons by his known wife Basilie de Bulles.  The later succession of the couple’s son Guillaume indicates that their sons Dreux and Renaud presumably predeceased their father.  The absence of Dreux’s son Guillaume from the witness list suggests that he was either too young to subscribe or not yet born at the time.  This suggests in turn that the witness Renaud was not the same person as Guillaume’s younger brother Renaud who is named below and that the older Renaud must have died young. 

c)         GUILLAUME de Mello ([1130/35]-1201)His date of birth is suggested by his absence from the charter dated 1136, quoted above, in which his two, presumably older, brothers are named.  Guillaume witnessed the undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, quoted below, as “Guillelmus junior dominus de Melloto”, which also indicates that he was young at the time.  Seigneur de Mello

-        see below

d)         BASILIE de Mello (-1201 or after).  Baziliam, Willelmi de Merloto sororem” donated land “prope grangiam...Vallis Vitrea” to Froidmont by charter dated 1177[1235]Willelmus de Merloto et Rainaldus filius meus et Basilia soror mea” donated property by charter dated 1193[1236]Renaldus dominus Melloci” noted that “Basilia amita mea” had donated produce from “clauso suo apud Sernicourt” to Froidmont by charter dated 1201[1237]

e)         RENAUD de Mello (-after 1178).  As explained above, Renaud was probably born late in his father’s life, after the death of his older brother of the same name.  The charter dated 1167, quoted below, which indicates that Renaud was childless at the time also suggests that he may have been born later than his siblings.  An undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, records that "dominus Gillebertus de Mello" had "villam in territorio Parisiensi...Beuranc", which he had granted to "Yvoni filio suo quum fecit eum clericum", that it was invaded by “Stephano dapifero”, recovered by “ipsius Yvonis frater Guillelmus” before leaving for Jerusalem and donated to “Dnus Guillelmus tunc temporis cœnobii Pontesiensis abbas, nepos Yvonis et Guillelmi”, including rights of “Rainaudus nepos abbatis et frater Dni Guillelmi de Melloto”, and that “Yvo siquidem patruus abbatis” now donated all his interest in the land inherited from his father with the consent of “Guillelmus frater Yvonis”, witnessed by “Yvo decanus Belvacensis, Guillelmus de Anogilo nepos eius, Theobaldus archidiaconus Belvacensis, Guillelmus junior dominus de Merlo...[1238].  "Milo de Noeriis, Rainaudus de Merlo, Stephanus de Petrapertusia..." witnessed the charter dated 1162 under which “Guillermus Nivernensis comes” donated property to Tonnerre Saint-Michel[1239].  Hugues le Poitevin’s Histoire de Vézelay records that “Guilelmus de Merloto et Rainaldus frater eius” reached agreement with “patruum suum Guilelmum abbatem Vizeliac.”, dated to the mid-12th century[1240].  “Willelmus de Merloto et frater meus Rainaldus antequam filium vel filiam haberet” granted property to “Manasserius de Bullis avunculus noster”, with the consent of “Adelisa matre sua et fratribus suis Lancelino atque Rainaldo”, by charter dated 1167[1241]Guillelmus de Merloto” renounced claims over “terra de Riencort et Morviler” in favour of Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, with the confirmation of “Rainaldi avunculi mei [=Renaud Seigneur de Bulles, his maternal uncle]...Rainaldo fratre meo”, by charter dated 1171[1242]Rainaldus de Merloto...uxore mea Avitia et filio meo Manasse” donated property by charter dated 1173[1243].  “Rainaldus de Merloto” donated property with the consent of “uxore mea Avicia et liberis meis Manasse et Basilia” donated property by charter dated 1178[1244]m ([1170/73]) AVICE de Milly, daughter of SAGALON Seigneur de Milly & his wife Alix --- (-after 1202).  “Sangalo de Milli” confirmed the donation by Sagalon de Gerberoy, with the consent of “fratribus suis Roberto et Guidone et uxore sua Aelidi et filiabus suis Avicia et Amilia”, by charter dated 1154[1245]Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1246]A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1247]Rainaldus de Merloto...uxore mea Avitia et filio meo Manasse” donated property by charter dated 1173[1248].  “Rainaldus de Merloto” donated property with the consent of “uxore mea Avicia et liberis meis Manasse et Basilia” donated property by charter dated 1178[1249].  “Avitia uxor Renaudi nobilis viri de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1201 which records a previous donation made by “Aelidi filie nostre...quamdiu vixerit”, witnessed by “domini Petris fratris mei de Miliaco[1250]Avicia uxor Renaudi nobilis viri de Melloto” names “fratres suos Petrus de Milliaco et Radulfum” in a charter for Variville dated 1202[1251]Renaud & his wife had four children: 

i)          MANASSES de Mello ([1171/73]-after 1208).  “Rainaldus de Merloto...uxore mea Avitia et filio meo Manasse” donated property by charter dated 1173[1252].  “Rainaldus de Merloto” donated property with the consent of “uxore mea Avicia et liberis meis Manasse et Basilia” donated property by charter dated 1178[1253].  “Willelmus filius Renaldi senioris de Melloto” noted donations to Froidmont made by “frater meus Manasserus” by charter dated 1208[1254].  [same person as...?  MANASSES de Bulles .  This co-identity is not certain.  It is suggested by the name Dreux born by one of the children of Manassès de Bulles.  Manasses de Buglis et uxor mea Aelis et filii mei Manasses et Drogo” donated land to the monks of Beaupré by charter dated 1202[1255].  The Bulles inheritance was shared between the Mello and Conty families.  It is perfectly possible that Manassès de Mello, son of Renaud de Mello, adopted the name Bulles.  The other possibility is that the charter refers to a member of the Conty family.  m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 1202).  “Manasses de Buglis et uxor mea Aelis et filii mei Manasses et Drogo” donated land to the monks of Beaupré by charter dated 1202[1256].  Manassès & his wife had two children:] 

(a)       [MANASSES (-after 1202).  “Manasses de Buglis et uxor mea Aelis et filii mei Manasses et Drogo” donated land to the monks of Beaupré by charter dated 1202[1257].] 

(b)       [DREUX (-after 1202).  “Manasses de Buglis et uxor mea Aelis et filii mei Manasses et Drogo” donated land to the monks of Beaupré by charter dated 1202[1258].] 

ii)         BASILIE de Mello (-after 1178).  “Rainaldus de Merloto” donated property with the consent of “uxore mea Avicia et liberis meis Manasse et Basilia” donated property by charter dated 1178[1259]

iii)        GUILLAUME de Mello (-after 1208).  “Willelmus filius Renaldi senioris de Melloto” noted donations to Froidmont made by “frater meus Manasserus” by charter dated 1208[1260]

iv)       ALIX de Mello (-before 1201).  “Avitia uxor Renaudi nobilis viri de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1201 which records a previous donation made by “Aelidi filie nostre...quamdiu vixerit[1261]

2.         GUILLAUME de Mello (-3/4 Feb 1171).  Abbot of Pontoise Saint-Martin 1146.  An undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, records that "dominus Gillebertus de Mello" had "villam in territorio Parisiensi...Beuranc", which he had granted to "Yvoni filio suo quum fecit eum clericum", that it was mortgaged to “Stephano dapifero”, recovered by “ipsius Yvonis frater Guillelmus” before leaving for Jerusalem and donated to “Dnus Guillelmus tunc temporis cœnobii Pontesiensis abbas, nepos Yvonis et Guillelmi”, including rights of “Rainaudus nepos abbatis et frater Dni Guillelmi de Melloto”, and that “Yvo siquidem patruus abbatis” now donated all his interest in the land inherited from his father with the consent of “Guillelmus frater Yvonis”, witnessed by “Yvo decanus Belvacensis, Guillelmus de Anogilo nepos eius, Theobaldus archidiaconus Belvacensis, Guillelmus junior dominus de Merlo...[1262].  Abbot of Vézelay.  Hugues le Poitevin’s Histoire de Vézelay records the appointment as abbot of “Guilelmum abbatem S. Martini Pontisarensis”, dated to 15 Oct 1161, who would hold the position for 15 years, adding in a later passage that “Guilelmum de Meloto...Caroli Magni de Rupe Merloti proles edidit[1263].  The necrology of Pontoise Saint-Martin records the death “III Non Feb” of “domni Guillermi Vizeliacensis abbatis[1264].  The necrology of Beauvais Cathedral records the death “II Non Feb” of “Guillelmus de Melloto quondam canonicus noster[1265]

3.         [RENAUD de Mello (-[killed Tripoli 1152]).  It is unlikely that Renaud de Mello belonged to an earlier generation of Mello as the name appears to have been introduced into the family after the marriage of Dreux [I].  His mention in [1130] indicates the unlikelihood of his being the child of Dreux [II], whose sons appear in documents only with their father in the early 1130s.  It is therefore most probable that Renaud was the son of Dreux [I].  ...Renaldus de Melloto...” subscribed a charter of Pierre Bishop of Beauvais for Saint-Quentin, dated to [1130][1266].  The dating clause of a charter dated 5 Feb ----, under which "Drogo dominus Monciaci" freed “Hauvi uxorem Gisleberti de Meirart”, with the advice of “uxoris meæ Adæ”, refers to “in eodem anno quo mortuus est Rainaldus de Merlodo[1267].  As the charter relates to Dreux [III] de Moncy, it can presumably be dated to the late 1140s/early 1150s.  If that is correct, it is unlikely that “Rainaldus de Merlodo” was the older son of Dreux [II] de Mello who was named Renaud.  The other possibility is the possible son of Dreux [I] de Mello who is named in the charter dated to [1130].  The hypothesis appears corroborated by the Nobiliaire de Nivernois which records that “Rainaud” third son of Dreux de Mello and Richilde de Clermont “fut tué par les Assassins en 1152[1268].  William of Tyre records the presence of "Radulphus de Merlo" at Tripoli and in the subsequent chapter that “dominus Radulphus de Merlo” was killed there by “Assissinorum”, dated to 1152[1269].  The reference in the charter dated 5 Feb ---- suggests that “Radulphus” in William of Tyre is an error for “Rainaldus”.] 

4.         [YVES de Mello (-after [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147]).  Deacon of Beauvais.  "...Domini Yvonis de Merlo Belvacensis decani..." witnessed the charter dated to [1149] which records that "Radulphus miles de Alvers" became a monk at Pontoise Saint-Martin[1270].  An undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, which records the history of "villam in territorio Parisiensi...Beuranc" is witnessed by “Yvo decanus Belvacensis, Guillelmus de Anogilo nepos eius, Theobaldus archidiaconus Belvacensis, Guillelmus junior dominus de Merlo...[1271].] 

5.         [daughter .  Her relationship to Yves de Mello deacon of Beauvais, and her marriage, are confirmed by the undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, which records the history of "villam in territorio Parisiensi...Beuranc", witnessed by “Yvo decanus Belvacensis, Guillelmus de Anogilo nepos eius, Theobaldus archidiaconus Belvacensis, Guillelmus junior dominus de Merlo...[1272]m --- Seigneur d’Auneuil, son of ---.] 

 

 

1.         --- de Mello The identity of the father of Dreux de Mello, ancestor of the Mello family of Burgundy, has not been established.  He was presumably a member of the Mello family which is set out above, but this cannot be confirmed.  Dreux’s estimated birth date is consistent with Dreux having been a younger son of Dreux [II] Seigneur de Mello, born from his otherwise unrecorded second marriage to Agnes, but this is mere speculation.  It is also possible that Agnes’s husband was an otherwise unrecorded brother of Dreux [II].  m as her second husband, AGNES, widow [firstly] of GUILLAUME de Garlande and [secondly] of --- Mauvoisin, daughter of ---.  Her three marriages are indicated by the undated charter (dated to after 1166) under which "Robertus comes Mellenti" confirmed donations to Gournay Sainte-Marie made by "pater meus Galerannus comes et mater mea Agnes", in the presence of "Willelmus de Garlanda, Robertus Malusvicinus et Drogo de Mello fratres…"[1273].  The order of the brothers in the document presumably signals their relative seniority by age, and therefore the order of their mother’s three marriages.  However, the charter dated 1177 under which [her son] “Drogo de Merloto” donated property from "Mintriaci" {Nitry} to La Charité-sur-Loire, for the souls of “fratris mei Roberti et Vuillelmi ibidem sepultorum[1274], suggests that Robert Mauvoisin may have been older than Guillaume de Garlande.  The order of Agnes’s marriages is not therefore clear.  It is assumed that Agnes was heiress to territories in Burgundy which passed to her son Dreux.  A different indication is provided by a pair of charters of La Charité-sur-Loire, dated 1177, relating to Nitry (identified as located in Tonnerre), which specify that the land was the fief of Vuillermo de Merloto[1275].  If the latter can be identified as Guillaume Seigneur de Mello (see below), this would suggest that the Burgundian properties were held by the Mello family before the marriage of Dreux’s parents.  One child: 

a)         DREUX de Mello ([1130/40]-3 Mar 1218).  His estimated birth date is suggested by his estimated marriage date.  Given that Dreux [I] was named in 1216, it is likely that he was born during the later part of the range.  "Robertus comes Mellenti" confirmed donations to Gournay Sainte-Marie made by "pater meus Galerannus comes et mater mea Agnes", in the presence of "Willelmus de Garlanda, Robertus Malusvicinus et Drogo de Mello fratres, Willelmus Malusvicinus, Manasses frater eius…", by undated charter dated to after 1166[1276].  Connétable de France 1191. 

-        SEIGNEURS de SAINT-BRIS

 

 

GUILLAUME de Mello, son of DREUX [II] Seigneur de Mello & his wife --- de Bulles ([1130/35]-1201).  His date of birth is suggested by his absence from the charter dated 1136, quoted above, in which his two, presumably older, brothers are named.  Guillaume witnessed the undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, quoted below, as “Guillelmus junior dominus de Melloto”, which also indicates that he was young at the time.  Seigneur de Mello.  An undated charter, dated to [13 Oct 1146/14 Jun 1147] as explained above, records that "dominus Gillebertus de Mello" had "villam in territorio Parisiensi...Beuranc", which he had granted to "Yvoni filio suo quum fecit eum clericum", that it was invaded by “Stephano dapifero”, recovered by “ipsius Yvonis frater Guillelmus” before leaving for Jerusalem and donated to “Dnus Guillelmus tunc temporis cœnobii Pontesiensis abbas, nepos Yvonis et Guillelmi”, including rights of “Rainaudus nepos abbatis et frater Dni Guillelmi de Melloto”, and that “Yvo siquidem patruus abbatis” now donated all his interest in the land inherited from his father with the consent of “Guillelmus frater Yvonis”, witnessed by “Yvo decanus Belvacensis, Guillelmus de Anogilo nepos eius, Theobaldus archidiaconus Belvacensis, Guillelmus junior dominus de Merlo...[1277].  Guillaume de Mello subscribed the charter dated 1154 udner which Lancelin de Bulles donated property at Wavignies to the monks of Breteuil[1278].  A charter dated 1158 records that "Willelmus de Merlo apud Luath, Belvacensis castellani" consented to the donation of "decima totius territorii de Warnaviler" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[1279].  Hugues le Poitevin’s Histoire de Vézelay records that “Guilelmus de Merloto et Rainaldus frater eius” reached agreement with “patruum suum Guilelmum abbatem Vizeliac.”, dated to the mid-12th century[1280].  “Willelmus de Merloto et frater meus Rainaldus antequam filium vel filiam haberet” granted property to “Manasserius de Bullis avunculus noster”, with the consent of “Adelisa matre sua et fratribus suis Lancelino atque Rainaldo”, by charter dated 1167[1281]Guillelmus de Merloto” renounced claims over “terra de Riencort et Morviler” in favour of Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, with the confirmation of “Rainaldi avunculi mei [=Renaud Seigneur de Bulles, his maternal uncle]...Rainaldo fratre meo”, by charter dated 1171[1282]Willelmus de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1172, which names “uxor domini Willelmi Ermentrudis et filii eorundem Rainaldus, Petrus, Drogo et filie Agnes et Beatrix, et Rainaldus frater predicti Willelmi[1283].  “Drogo de Merloto” donated property from "Mintriaci" {Nitry} to La Charité-sur-Loire, for the souls of “fratris mei Roberti et Vuillelmi ibidem sepultorum”, with the consent of "domino Vuillelmo de Merloto…et uxore mea Ermengardi", by charter dated 1177[1284].  Co-seigneur de Bulles (presumably inherited from his maternal uncle): "Nos duo domini Bullarum…Willaumus de Meloto, Ermentrudis uxor mea et Renaldus filius meus…Robertus de Conteio alius dominus Bullarum et mei nepotes Manasserus et Johannes" granted a communal charter to the town of Bulles in 1181[1285].  Châtelain de Roye.  "Guillelmus Buglensis oppidi dominus et Roye castellanus" confirmed the donation of land “de feudo meo ex parte Hermentrudis uxoris mee” made by "miles Macharius" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “uxoris mee et liberorum meorum...Rainaldi, Petri et Guillelmi et Agnetis filie mee, et Avitie”, by undated charter[1286].  “Willelmus de Merloto et Rainaldus filius meus et Basilia soror mea” donated property by charter dated 1193[1287]Guillelmus de Merloto, uxor eius Ermentrudis et liberi eorum Rainaldus, Petrus, Guillelmus et Manasses” made donations to Froidmont by charter dated 1190[1288]Willelmus de Merloto et Rainaldus filius meus et Basilia soror mea” donated property by charter dated 1193[1289].  "Willelmus dominus de Melloco" donated "terram arabilem de Lacheni" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Ermentrudis uxor mea...Rainaldus filius meus...Willelmus et Manasses filii mei”, by charter dated 1197[1290]

m ([1165]) as her first husband, ERMENTRUDE Châtelaine de Roye et Dame de Laigny, daughter of ---.  “Willelmus de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1172, which names “uxor domini Willelmi Ermentrudis et filii eorundem Rainaldus, Petrus, Drogo et filie Agnes et Beatrix, et Rainaldus frater predicti Willelmi[1291].  "Nos duo domini Bullarum…Willaumus de Meloto, Ermentrudis uxor mea et Renaldus filius meus…Robertus de Conteio alius dominus Bullarum et mei nepotes Manasserus et Johannes" granted a communal charter to the town of Bulles in 1181[1292].  "Guillelmus Buglensis oppidi dominus et Roye castellanus" confirmed the donation of land “de feudo meo ex parte Hermentrudis uxoris mee” made by "miles Macharius" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “uxoris mee et liberorum meorum...Rainaldi, Petri et Guillelmi et Agnetis filie mee, et Avitie”, by undated charter[1293]Guillelmus de Merloto, uxor eius Ermentrudis et liberi eorum Rainaldus, Petrus, Guillelmus et Manasses” made donations to Froidmont by charter dated 1190[1294]"Willelmus dominus de Melloco" donated "terram arabilem de Lacheni" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Ermentrudis uxor mea...Rainaldus filius meus...Willelmus et Manasses filii mei”, by charter dated 1197[1295].  She married secondly (1201) Jean de Crapeaumesnil.  "Ermentrudis Roie castellana et domina de Lagniaco" donated her rights "in territorio Sempigniaci" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “mariti mei Johannis de Crapoutmaisnil”, by charter dated 1201, which refers in the title to “concessio domini Rainaldi de Melloto filie dicte G” (which does not appear in the body of the text)[1296].  ["Dominus Royensis castellanus...Werrico" and "domine Odote uxor eius...Oda" donated “apud Sempigniacum” to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Petri filii sui”, by charter dated 1102[1297].] 

Guillaume & his wife had [eight] children: 

1.         RENAUD de Mello (-1201, bur Froidmont)Willelmus de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1172, which names “uxor domini Willelmi Ermentrudis et filii eorundem Rainaldus, Petrus, Drogo et filie Agnes et Beatrix, et Rainaldus frater predicti Willelmi[1298].  "Nos duo domini Bullarum…Willaumus de Meloto, Ermentrudis uxor mea et Renaldus filius meus…Robertus de Conteio alius dominus Bullarum et mei nepotes Manasserus et Johannes" granted a communal charter to the town of Bulles in 1181[1299].  "Guillelmus Buglensis oppidi dominus et Roye castellanus" confirmed the donation of land “de feudo meo ex parte Hermentrudis uxoris mee” made by "miles Macharius" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “uxoris mee et liberorum meorum...Rainaldi, Petri et Guillelmi et Agnetis filie mee, et Avitie”, by undated charter[1300]Guillelmus de Merloto, uxor eius Ermentrudis et liberi eorum Rainaldus, Petrus, Guillelmus et Manasses” made donations to Froidmont by charter dated 1190[1301]Willelmus de Merloto et Rainaldus filius meus et Basilia soror mea” donated property by charter dated 1193[1302].  "Willelmus dominus de Melloco" donated "terram arabilem de Lacheni" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Ermentrudis uxor mea...Rainaldus filius meus...Willelmus et Manasses filii mei”, by charter dated 1197[1303]Renaldus dominus Melloci” noted that “Basilia amita mea” had donated produce from “clauso suo apud Sernicourt” to Froidmont by charter dated 1201[1304].  “Rainaldus de Melloto” requested Philippe II King of France to restore property to the abbey of Saint-Denis for him by his testament dated 1201[1305]m as her first husband, GERTRUDE de Nesle, daughter of JEAN [I] de Nesle Châtelain de Bruges & his wife Elisabeth van Peteghem (-after Jun 1239).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Gertrudis uxor domini Renaldi de Melloto” donated revenue to Froidmont to maintain a lamp at night before the tomb of her husband by charter dated 1201[1306]She married secondly (1203) Raoul de Clermont Seigneur d'Ailly-sur-Noye.  Gertrudis domina Alliaci...Joannes filius meus” confirmed donations “apud Beeleuses” made to Beaupré by “Radulfus de Claromonte quondam maritus meus...in decima quam emit Matildis de Aliaco mater predicti Radulfi” by charter dated 1225[1307]Renaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         ISABELLE de Mello (-after Jul 1258).  “Guillermus canonicus Belvacensis et...Manasses miles de Melloto fratres et...Simon de Dargiis miles et...Elizabeth filia domini Reginaldi de Melloto” made claims against “Johannem de Villari” by charter dated 1215[1308]Simon miles dominus de Dargies” donated harvest “apud Britolium”, for the soul of “bone memorie domine Joanne matris mee”, with the consent of “Isabellis uxor mea, Rainaldus filius meus primogenitus”, by charter dated Mar 1231 (O.S.)[1309].  “Symon dominus de Dargies miles et Elisabeth uxor mea, filia domini Renaldi de Melloto dudum defuncti” donated property by charter dated Jun 1232[1310].  “Simon miles dominus de Dargies et Elisabeth uxor mea” donated property to Breteuil, with the consent of “Rainaldi et aliorum liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated Sep 1233[1311]m (before 1215) SIMON [I] de Dargies, son of BAUDOUIN de Dargies & his wife Jeanne [Beatrix] --- (-[Jun 1246/May 1249])

b)         DENISE de Mello .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Johannes castellanus Noviomi et Thorote...Guidoni primogenito meo...cum sorore [error for uxore] sua D---" donated “nemoris...inter vivaria Ursicampi et villam de Trachi in Esga silva...et fratri meo R ---- Laudunensi episcopo” to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated 1217[1312].  A charter dated 1217 confirmed the donation made by "Johannes castellanus Noviomi...Guido dicti castellani primogenitus cum uxore sua Dyonisia" of “nemoris in Esga silva” to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated 1217[1313].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly GUY de Thourotte, son of JEAN [II] de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon & his wife Odette de Dampierre-sur-Aube (-1221).  m secondly (1222) ROBERT de la Tournelle, son of ---. 

2.         PIERRE de Mello (-after 1190, maybe before 1197).  “Willelmus de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1172, which names “uxor domini Willelmi Ermentrudis et filii eorundem Rainaldus, Petrus, Drogo et filie Agnes et Beatrix, et Rainaldus frater predicti Willelmi[1314].  "Guillelmus Buglensis oppidi dominus et Roye castellanus" confirmed the donation of land “de feudo meo ex parte Hermentrudis uxoris mee” made by "miles Macharius" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “uxoris mee et liberorum meorum...Rainaldi, Petri et Guillelmi et Agnetis filie mee, et Avitie”, by undated charter[1315]Guillelmus de Merloto, uxor eius Ermentrudis et liberi eorum Rainaldus, Petrus, Guillelmus et Manasses” made donations to Froidmont by charter dated 1190[1316].  Pierre may have died before 1197 as he is not named in his father’s charter of that date. 

3.         DREUX de Mello (-before 1190).  “Willelmus de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1172, which names “uxor domini Willelmi Ermentrudis et filii eorundem Rainaldus, Petrus, Drogo et filie Agnes et Beatrix, et Rainaldus frater predicti Willelmi[1317]

4.         AGNES de Mello .  “Willelmus de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1172, which names “uxor domini Willelmi Ermentrudis et filii eorundem Rainaldus, Petrus, Drogo et filie Agnes et Beatrix, et Rainaldus frater predicti Willelmi[1318]. "Guillelmus Buglensis oppidi dominus et Roye castellanus" confirmed the donation of land “de feudo meo ex parte Hermentrudis uxoris mee” made by "miles Macharius" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “uxoris mee et liberorum meorum...Rainaldi, Petri et Guillelmi et Agnetis filie mee, et Avitie”, by undated charter[1319].  “Vuillelmus dominus Merloti” acknowledged that “Vuillelmus vicedominus Gerboredi, gener meus, esset in tutela mea” and that together they donated “medietatis terræ Gerboredi” to Beauvais Saint-Lucien by charter dated 1183[1320].  The source which confirms that Agnes was Guillaume de Mello’s daughter who married Guillaume de Gerberoy has not been identified.  However, bearing in mind the marriage date of her parents, it is likely that Guillaume’s wife was their older daughter.  [m GUILLAUME [II] Vidame de Gerberoy, son of GUILLAUME [I] Vidame de Gerberoy & his wife Mabilie ---.] 

5.         [AVICE .  "Guillelmus Buglensis oppidi dominus et Roye castellanus" confirmed the donation of land “de feudo meo ex parte Hermentrudis uxoris mee” made by "miles Macharius" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “uxoris mee et liberorum meorum...Rainaldi, Petri et Guillelmi et Agnetis filie mee, et Avitie”, by undated charter[1321].  The document is unclear whether “Avitie” was another daughter of the donor, but if this was not the case it is difficult to understand why her name was included.] 

6.         BEATRIX de MelloWillelmus de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1172, which names “uxor domini Willelmi Ermentrudis et filii eorundem Rainaldus, Petrus, Drogo et filie Agnes et Beatrix, et Rainaldus frater predicti Willelmi[1322].  [“Drogo Belvacensis telonearius” donated wine to Lannoy, with the consent of “Beatricis uxoris mee et heredum meorum...Guillelmi et Drogonis”, by charter dated 1190[1323]m DREUX tonloyer de Beauvais, son of [HAIMERIC tonloyer de Beauvaisis & his wife Jeanne de Gerberoy] (-1202).] 

7.         GUILLAUME de Mello (-[1222/23]).  "Guillelmus Buglensis oppidi dominus et Roye castellanus" confirmed the donation of land “de feudo meo ex parte Hermentrudis uxoris mee” made by "miles Macharius" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “uxoris mee et liberorum meorum...Rainaldi, Petri et Guillelmi et Agnetis filie mee, et Avitie”, by undated charter[1324]Guillelmus de Merloto, uxor eius Ermentrudis et liberi eorum Rainaldus, Petrus, Guillelmus et Manasses” made donations to Froidmont by charter dated 1190[1325]"Willelmus dominus de Melloco" donated "terram arabilem de Lacheni" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Ermentrudis uxor mea...Rainaldus filius meus...Willelmus et Manasses filii mei”, by charter dated 1197[1326].  Canon of Beauvais.  Manasserus miles dominus Melloti” donated property to Froidmont, with the consent of “Guillelmi clerici fratris sui”, by charter dated 1201[1327]Guillermus canonicus Belvacensis et...Manasses miles de Melloto fratres et...Simon de Dargiis miles et...Elizabeth filia domini Reginaldi de Melloto” made claims against “Johannem de Villari” by charter dated 1215[1328].  Seigneur de Mello 1216.  Guillelmus clericus dominus Melloti” donated property to Froidmont by charter dated 1216[1329]m as her first husband, ADA, daughter of ---.  Ada domina de Merlotto” confirmed the donation of flour from the mill at Bulles to Froidmont made by “Guillaume son mari” by charter dated 1222[1330]She married secondly ([1222/23]) Jean de Chaumont, who became seigneur de Mello, de iure uxoris, and transmitted the seigneurie to their children.  Petronilla de Calvomonte domina” donated property, with the consent of “Joannis de Calvomonte militis domini Melloti filii mei et...Ade uxoris sue”, by charter dated 1223[1331]

8.         MANASSES de Mello (-1216).  Guillelmus de Merloto, uxor eius Ermentrudis et liberi eorum Rainaldus, Petrus, Guillelmus et Manasses” made donations to Froidmont by charter dated 1190[1332]"Willelmus dominus de Melloco" donated "terram arabilem de Lacheni" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp, with the consent of “Ermentrudis uxor mea...Rainaldus filius meus...Willelmus et Manasses filii mei”, by charter dated 1197[1333]Seigneur de Mello 1201.  Manasserus miles dominus Melloti” donated property to Froidmont, with the consent of “Guillelmi clerici fratris sui”, by charter dated 1201[1334]Guillermus canonicus Belvacensis et...Manasses miles de Melloto fratres et...Simon de Dargiis miles et...Elizabeth filia domini Reginaldi de Melloto” made claims against “Johannem de Villari” by charter dated 1215[1335]

 

 

 

I.        SEIGNEURS de MILLY

 

 

Milly was located in the canton of Marseille-en-Beauvaisis in the present-day French département of Oise.  Even the ruins of the castle of Milly have long since disappeared[1336].  The early history of the Milly family is complicated by the repeated use of the first name Sagalon, rendering it difficult to identify how many individuals of this name existed.  In the early 12th century, the heiress of the Sagalon Milly line married Pierre de Milly, whose ancestry is unknown, whose descendants succeeded as seigneurs de Milly.  No family relationship has so far been found between the Seigneurs de Milly-en-Beauvaisis and the Seigneurs de Milly-en-Gâtinais (see the document CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY) or the Milly family who were nobles in the kingdom of Jerusalem (see JERUSALEM NOBILITY). 

 

 

1.         SAGALON [I] (-after 985).  “Walterus...Ambianorum comes...nostri fideles Rorico et Saxwalo” donated property to Homblières by charter dated 985, subscribed by “Saxwalonis[1337]

 

2.         SAGALON [II] de Milly (-after 1035).  “...Sagalonis de Miliaco...” subscribed the charter dated 1034 under which "Theobaldus et Stephanus germanus meus...comites Francia et Ermengardis comitissa mater noster" confirmed property "in pago Ambianensi...Crisciacum" to the church of Amiens[1338].  “Saxwalonis...” subscribed the charter dated 1035 under which “comitem Tetbaldum” issued judgment in favour of Saint-Germain d’Auxerre[1339].  "...Sansgualo senescallus..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1038 under which "Odo...palatinus comes" donated "eidem loco bannum Bermerii Villæ" to Chartres Saint-Père[1340]m ---.  The name of Sagalon’s wife is not known.  Sagalon [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY .  "...Guidonis filii Sansgualoniæ..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1036 under which "Droco comes Ambianensium" restored property to Chartres Saint-Père[1341]

 

3.         SAGALON [III] (-after 1082).  "Sansgualo..." subscribed the charter dated 1066 under which "Adela uxor quondam Huberti militis de Medanta castro" donated “terram...Geneth Villæ...in Vilcasini territorio” to Chartres Saint-Père[1342].  “Sensuvalo” donated “altare de villa...Cameriacus” to Epernay Saint-Martin by charter dated 1074[1343].  "...Sanciivalonis..." subscribed the charter dated 1082 which records an agreement between "comes Breonensis donnus Walterus" and Montiérender[1344]

 

 

1.         HERBERT de Milly .  A charter, maybe dated to [1136], which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “decima de Frocurte” made by “Herberti de Milliaco[1345]

 

2.         WALBERT de Milly .  A charter, maybe dated to [1136], which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “altare S. Sulpicii de Hanachiis” made by “Vualberti de Milliaco[1346]

 

3.         ROBERT de Milly .  A charter, maybe dated to [1136], which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “tertia partem decimæ de Hetosmenil...” made by “Roberti de Milliaco[1347]

 

4.         --- de Millym ODELINE, daughter of ---.  A charter, maybe dated to [1136], which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of property “in Ructaria” made by “Droardi de Milliaco et Odelina matris eius[1348].  One child: 

a)         DROUARD de Milly .  A charter, maybe dated to [1136], which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of property “in Ructaria” made by “Droardi de Milliaco et Odelina matris eius[1349]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         SAGALON [IV] de Milly (-after 1148).  A charter dated 1128 records a donation to Saint-Quentin of property held by Sasvalo et Petrus de Milliaco, maritus Amilie filie Sasvalonis[1350]...Sagalo de Milliaco...” subscribed the charter dated to [1136] under which “Miles Evrardus Britulensium dominus et filii eius Walerannus, Evrardus...avocaturam et vicecomitatum” donated property “in villa et in terra de Tilleto” to Lannoy abbey[1351].  A charter, maybe dated to [1136], which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “in minuta decima de Monsterelo” made by “Sagalonis de Milliaco” for the soul of “Rosciæ uxoris suæ, et Henrici[1352].  “Sawalo dominus Milleii” confirmed the donation of property made to Lannoy by “Radulfi et fratrum eius in territorio Gosleni curtis” by undated charter, included in the compilation among charters dated to [1140/45][1353].  “Sangalo dominus Miliacensis...Hugo frater Sangalonis domini Miliacensis” are named in a charter dated 1148[1354]m ROHESE de Bulles, daughter of LANCELIN [II] Seigneur de Bulles & his wife Adela de Dammartin (-before 1134).  A charter of Amaury d’Auteuil dated 1114 records the consent of “Adeliza uxor Lanscelini et filii eius Manasses, Rainaldus, Theobaldus et filia Rohes” to a donation to Saint-Quentin de Beauvais[1355].  Rohese was presumably her parents’ oldest daughter as their other three known daughters are not named in this charter.  She presumably died before 1134, the date of the charter in which her sister Beatrix is named with their brothers Lancelin and Manassès.  Her marriage is indicated by a letter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais to Suger, dated to [1146/47], which records that “P. de Miliaco” (reporting that he was causing difficulties in the Beauvaisis) had married “neptim Manasse de Bulis” [the wife of Pierre de Milly being recorded in another source as Amélie, daughter of Sagalon de Milly, see below] after the annulment of the marriage of “prædictus Manasses” and “hujus Petri amitam[1356].  A charter, maybe dated to [1136], which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “in minuta decima de Monsterelo” made by “Sagalonis de Milliaco” for the soul of “Rosciæ uxoris suæ, et Henrici[1357].  Sagalon [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         AMELIE de Milly (-after 1170).  A charter dated 1128 records a donation to Saint-Quentin of property held by Sasvalo et Petrus de Milliaco, maritus Amilie filie Sasvalonis[1358]Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1359].  A letter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais to Suger, dated to [1146/47], records that “P. de Miliaco” (reporting that he was causing difficulties in the Beauvaisis) had married “neptim Manasse de Bulis” after the annulment of the marriage of “prædictus Manasses” and “hujus Petri amitam[1360]Domina Amelia mater Sagalonis de Miliaco” donated property to Beaupré by charter dated 1170[1361]m (before 1128) PIERRE [I] de Milly, son of --- (-before 1170). 

2.         HUGUES de Milly (-after 1148).  “Sangalo dominus Miliacensis...Hugo frater Sangalonis domini Miliacensis” are named in a charter dated 1148[1362]

 

 

1.         SAGALON [V] .  m ---.  The name of Sagalon’s wife is not known.  Sagalon [V] & his wife had two children: 

a)         SAGALON [VI] (-after 1160).  “Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1363].  “Sagalo de Milliaco, Robertus et Wido fratres eius, Sagalo filius Segaldus et Omundus frater eius, Drogo de S. Brictio et Sagalo filius eius” witnessed the donation to Beaupré made by Eudes de Lihus et Girard de Saint-Omer by charter dated 1160[1364]

b)         OSMOND (-after 1144).  “Thome filii Bernardi de Milliaco, Omundi filii Sawalonis...” subscribed the charter dated 1144 under which Hugues Merlet donated property to Beaupré[1365].  “Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1366].  “Sagalo de Milliaco, Robertus et Wido fratres eius, Sagalo filius Segaldus et Omundus frater eius, Drogo de S. Brictio et Sagalo filius eius” witnessed the donation to Beaupré made by Eudes de Lihus et Girard de Saint-Omer by charter dated 1160[1367]

 

 

[Two possible siblings], parents not known: 

 

1.         [--- [de Milly] .  A letter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais to Suger, dated to [1146/47], records that “P. de Miliaco” had married “neptim Manasse de Bulis” after the annulment of the marriage of “prædictus Manasses” and “hujus Petri amitam[1368].  It is not known whether the wife of Manassès de Bulles was the paternal or maternal aunt of Pierre [I] de Milly.  m (annulled before [1128]) MANASSES Seigneur de Bulles, son of LANCELIN [II] Seigneur de Bulles & his wife Adela de Dammartin (-1171).] 

2.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         PIERRE [I] de Milly (-before 1170).  A charter dated 1128 records a donation to Saint-Quentin of property held by Sasvalo et Petrus de Milliaco, maritus Amilie filie Sasvalonis[1369]Eudes Bishop of Beauvais confirmed properties of Beaupré, including donations made by “Gerardus...et Helias vicedomini de Gerboredo et domina Aelidis de Buglis et filii sui et Petrus de Miliaco” by charter dated 1136[1370].  “Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1371].  A charter dated to [1145] confirmed the possessions of Beauvais Saint-Lucien and includes the donation of two serfs by “Petri Miliacensis[1372]m (before 1128) AMELIE de Milly, daughter of SAGALON [IV] Seigneur de Milly & his wife Rohese de Bulles (-after 1170).  A charter dated 1128 records a donation to Saint-Quentin of property held by Sasvalo et Petrus de Milliaco, maritus Amilie filie Sasvalonis[1373]Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1374].  A letter of Eudes Bishop of Beauvais to Suger, dated to [1146/47], records that “P. de Miliaco” (reporting that he was causing difficulties in the Beauvaisis) had married “neptim Manasse de Bulis” after the annulment of the marriage of “prædictus Manasses” and “hujus Petri amitam[1375]Domina Amelia mater Sagalonis de Miliaco” donated property to Beaupré by charter dated 1170[1376]Pierre [I] & his wife had eight children: 

i)          PIERRE de Milly (-after 1144).  “Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1377]

ii)         GERVAIS de Milly (-after 1144).  “Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1378]

iii)        SAGALON [VII] de Milly (-after 1190).  “Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1379]

-         see below

iv)       ROBERT de Milly (-after 1170).  “Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1380].  “Dominus Sawalo de Milliaco et fratres eius Robertus et Wido...Sawalonis de Moncellis” confirmed the donation to Beaupré made by Guy de la Houssoye by charter dated 1152[1381].  “Sangalo de Milli” confirmed the donation by Sagalon de Gerberoy, with the consent of “fratribus suis Roberto et Guidone et uxore sua Aelidi et filiabus suis Avicia et Amilia”, by charter dated 1154[1382].  “Sagalo de Milliaco, Robertus et Wido fratres eius, Sagalo filius Segaldus et Omundus frater eius, Drogo de S. Brictio et Sagalo filius eius” witnessed the donation to Beaupré made by Eudes de Lihus et Girard de Saint-Omer by charter dated 1160[1383].  A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1384]m REGINA, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1385].  Robert & his wife had two children: 

(1)       ROBERT de MillyA charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1386]

(2)       AMELIE de Milly (-after 1202)A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1387].  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter of Variville dated 1202 which names “Manasses de Insula miles, Roberti de Milliaco gener, propter Emiliam[1388]m MANASSES de l’Isle-Adam, son of ANSEAU [I] Sire de l’Isle-Adam & his wife Mabilie --- (-after 1202). 

v)        MAURICE de Milly (-after 1144).  “Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1389]

vi)       MABILIE de Milly (-after 1190).  Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1390].  “Sagalo de Miliaco, Ierosolimam profecturus” donated property to Beauvais, with the consent of “Radulfo filio meo”, for the souls of “Petro filio meo qui mecum profiscitur et...Mabiliæ sororis meæ”, by charter dated 1190[1391]

vii)      ROHESE de Milly (-after 1144).  Petrus de Milliaco et uxor eius Ameria et eorum filii Petrus, Gervasius, Sawalo, Robertus, Mauricius et filie Mabilia, Rosceidis” consented to the donation by Hugues Merlet of property to Beaupré by charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Ascelinus de Buglis, Matheus frater eius...Sawalo filius Sawalonis, Omundus frater eius...Thomas filius Bernardi, Radulfus frater eius[1392]

viii)     GUY de Milly (-after 1193).  “Dominus Sawalo de Milliaco et fratres eius Robertus et Wido...Sawalonis de Moncellis” confirmed the donation to Beaupré made by Guy de la Houssoye by charter dated 1152[1393].  “Sangalo de Milli” confirmed the donation by Sagalon de Gerberoy, with the consent of “fratribus suis Roberto et Guidone et uxore sua Aelidi et filiabus suis Avicia et Amilia”, by charter dated 1154[1394].  “Sagalo de Milliaco, Robertus et Wido fratres eius, Sagalo filius Segaldus et Omundus frater eius, Drogo de S. Brictio et Sagalo filius eius” witnessed the donation to Beaupré made by Eudes de Lihus et Girard de Saint-Omer by charter dated 1160[1395].  A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1396]Abbot of Ourscamp.  A charter dated 1193 records that “Sagalo de Milliaco, in via Iherosolimitana profecturus” donated property to Beauvais, in the presence of “abbate Ursicampi fratre suo et filiis ipsius Sagalonis Petro et Radulfo[1397]

 

 

SAGALON [VII] de Milly, son of PIERRE [I] de Milly & his wife Amélie de Milly (-after 1190).  “Sangalo dominus Miliacensis...Hugo frater Sangalonis domini Miliacensis” are named in a charter dated 1148[1398].  “Sagalon sire de Milly et Alix sa femme” granted toll exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Lucien by charter dated 1150[1399].  “Dominus Sawalo de Milliaco et fratres eius Robertus et Wido...Sawalonis de Moncellis” confirmed the donation to Beaupré made by Guy de la Houssoye by charter dated 1152[1400].  “Sangalo de Milli” confirmed the donation by Sagalon de Gerberoy, with the consent of “fratribus suis Roberto et Guidone et uxore sua Aelidi et filiabus suis Avicia et Amilia”, by charter dated 1154[1401].  “Sagalo de Milliaco, Robertus et Wido fratres eius, Sagalo filius Segaldus et Omundus frater eius, Drogo de S. Brictio et Sagalo filius eius” witnessed the donation to Beaupré made by Eudes de Lihus et Girard de Saint-Omer by charter dated 1160[1402]Sauvalo de Miliaco” donated “medietatem vivarii sui de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus, Wido et filia Aelidis necnon et Everardus maritus eius”, by charter dated 1169[1403].  “Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1404]A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1405]Sagalo dominus Miliaci...uxor mea Aelis cum filio nostro Radulfo” donated property by charter dated 1184[1406].  “Sagalo de Miliaco, Ierosolimam profecturus” donated property to Beauvais, with the consent of “Radulfo filio meo”, for the souls of “Petro filio meo qui mecum profiscitur et...Mabiliæ sororis meæ”, by charter dated 1190[1407]

m (before 1150) ALIX, daughter of ---.  “Sagalon sire de Milly et Alix sa femme” granted toll exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Lucien by charter dated 1150[1408].  “Sangalo de Milli” confirmed the donation by Sagalon de Gerberoy, with the consent of “fratribus suis Roberto et Guidone et uxore sua Aelidi et filiabus suis Avicia et Amilia”, by charter dated 1154[1409]Sauvalo de Miliaco” donated “medietatem vivarii sui de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus, Wido et filia Aelidis necnon et Everardus maritus eius”, by charter dated 1169[1410].  “Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1411]Sagalo dominus Miliaci...uxor mea Aelis cum filio nostro Radulfo” donated property by charter dated 1184[1412]

Sagalon [VII] & his wife had nine children: 

1.         AVICE de Milly (-after 1202).  “Sangalo de Milli” confirmed the donation by Sagalon de Gerberoy, with the consent of “fratribus suis Roberto et Guidone et uxore sua Aelidi et filiabus suis Avicia et Amilia”, by charter dated 1154[1413]Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1414]A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1415]Rainaldus de Merloto...uxore mea Avitia et filio meo Manasse” donated property by charter dated 1173[1416].  “Rainaldus de Merloto” donated property with the consent of “uxore mea Avicia et liberis meis Manasse et Basilia” donated property by charter dated 1178[1417].  “Avitia uxor Renaudi nobilis viri de Merloto” donated property by charter dated 1201 which records a previous donation made by “Aelidi filie nostre...quamdiu vixerit”, witnessed by “domini Petris fratris mei de Miliaco[1418]Avicia uxor Renaudi nobilis viri de Melloto” names “fratres suos Petrus de Milliaco et Radulfum” in a charter for Variville dated 1202[1419]m ([1170/73]) RENAUD de Mello, son of DREUX [II] Seigneur de Mello & his wife --- de Bulles (-after 1178). 

2.         AMELIE de Milly (-after 1154).  “Sangalo de Milli” confirmed the donation by Sagalon de Gerberoy, with the consent of “fratribus suis Roberto et Guidone et uxore sua Aelidi et filiabus suis Avicia et Amilia”, by charter dated 1154[1420]

3.         PIERRE [II] de Milly (-[1220/22])Sauvalo de Miliaco” donated “medietatem vivarii sui de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus, Wido et filia Aelidis necnon et Everardus maritus eius”, by charter dated 1169[1421]A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1422].  “Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1423]Sagalo de Miliaco, Ierosolimam profecturus” donated property to Beauvais, with the consent of “Radulfo filio meo”, for the souls of “Petro filio meo qui mecum profiscitur et...Mabiliæ sororis meæ”, by charter dated 1190[1424].  A charter dated 1193 records that “Sagalo de Milliaco, in via Iherosolimitana profecturus” donated property to Beauvais, in the presence of “abbate Ursicampi fratre suo et filiis ipsius Sagalonis Petro et Radulfo[1425]Petrus dominus de Miliaco” donated “partem nemoris de Achiaco” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxor mea Ada et filii mei Drogo et Petrus et filia Aliza”, by charter dated 1201[1426].  “Petrus miles dominus de Miliaco” donated property to Variville, with the consent of “Petri filii mei prioris natu militis et aliorum liberorum et Mathildis uxoris mee et Aeline uxoris dicti Petri militis”, by charter dated 1210[1427]Petrus Milliaci dominus” donated property to Gerberoy, with the consent of “filiis meis Petro et Gervasio”, by charter dated Jan 1212[1428].  “Petrus dominus castri Milliaci” confirmed the sale to Beaupré made by “dominus Rad. de Miliaco frater meus et Eustachius filius eius”, with the consent of “Petrus filius meus et uxores nostre Matildis, Aelina”, by charter dated 1220[1429]m firstly ADA, daughter of --- (-after 1201).  Petrus dominus de Miliaco” donated “partem nemoris de Achiaco” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxor mea Ada et filii mei Drogo et Petrus et filia Aliza”, by charter dated 1201[1430]m secondly MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  “Petrus miles dominus de Miliaco” donated property to Variville, with the consent of “Petri filii mei prioris natu militis et aliorum liberorum et Mathildis uxoris mee et Aeline uxoris dicti Petri militis”, by charter dated 1210[1431]Pierre [II] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         DREUX de Milly (-[1201/10]).  Petrus dominus de Miliaco” donated “partem nemoris de Achiaco” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxor mea Ada et filii mei Drogo et Petrus et filia Aliza”, by charter dated 1201[1432]

b)         PIERRE [III] de MillyPetrus dominus de Miliaco” donated “partem nemoris de Achiaco” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxor mea Ada et filii mei Drogo et Petrus et filia Aliza”, by charter dated 1201[1433].  “Petrus miles dominus de Miliaco” donated property to Variville, with the consent of “Petri filii mei prioris natu militis et aliorum liberorum et Mathildis uxoris mee et Aeline uxoris dicti Petri militis”, by charter dated 1210[1434]Petrus Milliaci dominus” donated property to Gerberoy, with the consent of “filiis meis Petro et Gervasio”, by charter dated Jan 1212[1435].  “Petrus dominus castri Milliaci” confirmed the sale to Beaupré made by “dominus Rad. de Miliaco frater meus et Eustachius filius eius”, with the consent of “Petrus filius meus et uxores nostre Matildis, Aelina”, by charter dated 1220[1436].  “Petrus dominus castri Milliaci” confirmed donations to Beaupré by “Petrus pater meus quod nemus quondam fuit domini Radulfi avunculi mei” by charter dated 1222[1437]m (before 1210) ALINE, daughter of ---.  Petrus miles dominus de Miliaco” donated property to Variville, with the consent of “Petri filii mei prioris natu militis et aliorum liberorum et Mathildis uxoris mee et Aeline uxoris dicti Petri militis”, by charter dated 1210[1438]Petrus dominus castri Milliaci” confirmed the sale to Beaupré made by “dominus Rad. de Miliaco frater meus et Eustachius filius eius”, with the consent of “Petrus filius meus et uxores nostre Matildis, Aelina”, by charter dated 1220[1439]

c)         ALIX de MillyPetrus dominus de Miliaco” donated “partem nemoris de Achiaco” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxor mea Ada et filii mei Drogo et Petrus et filia Aliza”, by charter dated 1201[1440]

d)         GERVAIS de Milly  .  “Petrus Milliaci dominus” donated property to Gerberoy, with the consent of “filiis meis Petro et Gervasio”, by charter dated Jan 1212[1441]

4.         GERVAIS de Milly (-after 1170).  Sauvalo de Miliaco” donated “medietatem vivarii sui de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus, Wido et filia Aelidis necnon et Everardus maritus eius”, by charter dated 1169[1442].  “Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1443]A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1444]

5.         RAOUL de Milly (-after 1220).  Sauvalo de Miliaco” donated “medietatem vivarii sui de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus, Wido et filia Aelidis necnon et Everardus maritus eius”, by charter dated 1169[1445].  “Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1446]A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1447]Sagalo dominus Miliaci...uxor mea Aelis cum filio nostro Radulfo” donated property by charter dated 1184[1448].  “Sagalo de Miliaco, Ierosolimam profecturus” donated property to Beauvais, with the consent of “Radulfo filio meo”, for the souls of “Petro filio meo qui mecum profiscitur et...Mabiliæ sororis meæ”, by charter dated 1190[1449].  A charter dated 1193 records that “Sagalo de Milliaco, in via Iherosolimitana profecturus” donated property to Beauvais, in the presence of “abbate Ursicampi fratre suo et filiis ipsius Sagalonis Petro et Radulfo[1450]Radulfus de Miliaco...et uxorem meam Isabellam et filium meum Eustachium et filias meas Isabellam et Mabiliam” settled a dispute with Beaupré “super nemore de Achy”, donated by “Sagalonis defuncti quondam domini Milliaci”, by charter dated 1210[1451]Rad. de Miliaco et Eustachius filius meus” sold property “in parte domini Petri de Miliaco fratris mei” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxorum nostrarum Ysabellis, Helvidis, et liberorum nostrorum Ysabeldis, Mabilie, Radulfi, Eustachii, Wagonis, Ysabellis”, by charter dated 1220[1452]m ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  Radulfus de Miliaco...et uxorem meam Isabellam et filium meum Eustachium et filias meas Isabellam et Mabiliam” settled a dispute with Beaupré “super nemore de Achy”, donated by “Sagalonis defuncti quondam domini Milliaci”, by charter dated 1210[1453]Rad. de Miliaco et Eustachius filius meus” sold property “in parte domini Petri de Miliaco fratris mei” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxorum nostrarum Ysabellis, Helvidis, et liberorum nostrorum Ysabeldis, Mabilie, Radulfi, Eustachii, Wagonis, Ysabellis”, by charter dated 1220[1454].  Robert & his wife had three children: 

a)         EUSTACHE de MillyRadulfus de Miliaco...et uxorem meam Isabellam et filium meum Eustachium et filias meas Isabellam et Mabiliam” settled a dispute with Beaupré “super nemore de Achy”, donated by “Sagalonis defuncti quondam domini Milliaci”, by charter dated 1210[1455]Rad. de Miliaco et Eustachius filius meus” sold property “in parte domini Petri de Miliaco fratris mei” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxorum nostrarum Ysabellis, Helvidis, et liberorum nostrorum Ysabeldis, Mabilie, Radulfi, Eustachii, Wagonis, Ysabellis”, by charter dated 1220[1456]m HELVIDE, daughter of ---.  “Rad. de Miliaco et Eustachius filius meus” sold property “in parte domini Petri de Miliaco fratris mei” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxorum nostrarum Ysabellis, Helvidis, et liberorum nostrorum Ysabeldis, Mabilie, Radulfi, Eustachii, Wagonis, Ysabellis”, by charter dated 1220[1457]

b)         ISABELLE de MillyRadulfus de Miliaco...et uxorem meam Isabellam et filium meum Eustachium et filias meas Isabellam et Mabiliam” settled a dispute with Beaupré “super nemore de Achy”, donated by “Sagalonis defuncti quondam domini Milliaci”, by charter dated 1210[1458]Rad. de Miliaco et Eustachius filius meus” sold property “in parte domini Petri de Miliaco fratris mei” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxorum nostrarum Ysabellis, Helvidis, et liberorum nostrorum Ysabeldis, Mabilie, Radulfi, Eustachii, Wagonis, Ysabellis”, by charter dated 1220[1459]

c)         MABILIE de MillyRadulfus de Miliaco...et uxorem meam Isabellam et filium meum Eustachium et filias meas Isabellam et Mabiliam” settled a dispute with Beaupré “super nemore de Achy”, donated by “Sagalonis defuncti quondam domini Milliaci”, by charter dated 1210[1460]Rad. de Miliaco et Eustachius filius meus” sold property “in parte domini Petri de Miliaco fratris mei” to Beaupré, with the consent of “uxorum nostrarum Ysabellis, Helvidis, et liberorum nostrorum Ysabeldis, Mabilie, Radulfi, Eustachii, Wagonis, Ysabellis”, by charter dated 1220[1461]

6.         GUY de Milly (-after 1170).  Sauvalo de Miliaco” donated “medietatem vivarii sui de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus, Wido et filia Aelidis necnon et Everardus maritus eius”, by charter dated 1169[1462].  “Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1463]A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1464]

7.         ALIX de Milly (-after 1169).  “Sauvalo de Miliaco” donated “medietatem vivarii sui de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus, Wido et filia Aelidis necnon et Everardus maritus eius”, by charter dated 1169[1465]m EVERARD, son of ---. 

8.         MARGUERITE de Milly (-after 1169).  “Sagalo de Miliaco” donated “nemus Widonis majoris de Achy” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Aelidis uxor eius et filii eorum Petrus, Gervasius, Radulfus et filie Avicia et Margareta”, by charter dated 1169[1466]

9.         SAGALON de Milly (-after 1170).  A charter dated 1170 records that Wido frater Sagalonis de Miliaco” left the secular life and donated “decimam totius territorii de Monsterol” to Beaupré, with the consent of “Widoni Robertus frater...Regina uxor Roberti et filii eorum Robertus, Amilia, Sagalo quoque de M. frater jamdicti Roberti cum filiis suis Gervasio, Widone, Sagalone et Radulfo necnon et filia Avicia, necnon et Petrus jamdictus Sagalonis filius[1467].

 

 

1.         SAGALON de Monceaux (-after 1167).  “Dominus Sawalo de Milliaco et fratres eius Robertus et Wido...Sawalonis de Moncellis” confirmed the donation to Beaupré made by Guy de la Houssoye by charter dated 1152[1468]Sauvalo de Moncellis...Gile uxoris sue et filiorum Drogonis...Petri et Thome et filiarum suarum Mabilie, Aelidis et Eremburgis” consented to a donation to Beaupré made by Thomas de Polhoy by charter dated 1167[1469]m GILLE, daughter of --- (-after 1167).  “Sauvalo de Moncellis...Gile uxoris sue et filiorum Drogonis...Petri et Thome et filiarum suarum Mabilie, Aelidis et Eremburgis” consented to a donation to Beaupré made by Thomas de Polhoy by charter dated 1167[1470].  Sagalon & his wife had eleven children: 

a)         DREUX de MonceauxSauvalo de Moncellis...Gile uxoris sue et filiorum Drogonis...Petri et Thome et filiarum suarum Mabilie, Aelidis et Eremburgis” consented to a donation to Beaupré made by Thomas de Polhoy by charter dated 1167[1471]Drogo et Petrus filii Sawalonis de Moncels” confirmed donations “de territorio Teoleti” made to Lannoy by “Sawalo pater eorum”, with the consent of “ceteri filii prefati Sawalonis in domo paterna, Bartholomeus...et Guillelmus, Guido et Johannes et Avicia soror eorum”, by charter dated 1175[1472]

b)         PIERRE de MonceauxSauvalo de Moncellis...Gile uxoris sue et filiorum Drogonis...Petri et Thome et filiarum suarum Mabilie, Aelidis et Eremburgis” consented to a donation to Beaupré made by Thomas de Polhoy by charter dated 1167[1473]Drogo et Petrus filii Sawalonis de Moncels” confirmed donations “de territorio Teoleti” made to Lannoy by “Sawalo pater eorum”, with the consent of “ceteri filii prefati Sawalonis in domo paterna, Bartholomeus...et Guillelmus, Guido et Johannes et Avicia soror eorum”, by charter dated 1175[1474]

c)         THOMAS de MonceauxSauvalo de Moncellis...Gile uxoris sue et filiorum Drogonis...Petri et Thome et filiarum suarum Mabilie, Aelidis et Eremburgis” consented to a donation to Beaupré made by Thomas de Polhoy by charter dated 1167[1475]

d)         MABILIE de Monceaux .  “Sauvalo de Moncellis...Gile uxoris sue et filiorum Drogonis...Petri et Thome et filiarum suarum Mabilie, Aelidis et Eremburgis” consented to a donation to Beaupré made by Thomas de Polhoy by charter dated 1167[1476]

e)         ALIX de Monceaux .  “Sauvalo de Moncellis...Gile uxoris sue et filiorum Drogonis...Petri et Thome et filiarum suarum Mabilie, Aelidis et Eremburgis” consented to a donation to Beaupré made by Thomas de Polhoy by charter dated 1167[1477]

f)          EREMBURGE de Monceaux .  “Sauvalo de Moncellis...Gile uxoris sue et filiorum Drogonis...Petri et Thome et filiarum suarum Mabilie, Aelidis et Eremburgis” consented to a donation to Beaupré made by Thomas de Polhoy by charter dated 1167[1478]

g)         BARTHELEMY de Monceaux .  “Drogo et Petrus filii Sawalonis de Moncels” confirmed donations “de territorio Teoleti” made to Lannoy by “Sawalo pater eorum”, with the consent of “ceteri filii prefati Sawalonis in domo paterna, Bartholomeus...et Guillelmus, Guido et Johannes et Avicia soror eorum”, by charter dated 1175[1479]

h)         GUILLAUME de Monceaux .  “Drogo et Petrus filii Sawalonis de Moncels” confirmed donations “de territorio Teoleti” made to Lannoy by “Sawalo pater eorum”, with the consent of “ceteri filii prefati Sawalonis in domo paterna, Bartholomeus...et Guillelmus, Guido et Johannes et Avicia soror eorum”, by charter dated 1175[1480]

i)          GUY de Monceaux .  “Drogo et Petrus filii Sawalonis de Moncels” confirmed donations “de territorio Teoleti” made to Lannoy by “Sawalo pater eorum”, with the consent of “ceteri filii prefati Sawalonis in domo paterna, Bartholomeus...et Guillelmus, Guido et Johannes et Avicia soror eorum”, by charter dated 1175[1481]

j)          JEAN de Monceaux .  “Drogo et Petrus filii Sawalonis de Moncels” confirmed donations “de territorio Teoleti” made to Lannoy by “Sawalo pater eorum”, with the consent of “ceteri filii prefati Sawalonis in domo paterna, Bartholomeus...et Guillelmus, Guido et Johannes et Avicia soror eorum”, by charter dated 1175[1482]

k)         AVICE de Monceaux .  “Drogo et Petrus filii Sawalonis de Moncels” confirmed donations “de territorio Teoleti” made to Lannoy by “Sawalo pater eorum”, with the consent of “ceteri filii prefati Sawalonis in domo paterna, Bartholomeus...et Guillelmus, Guido et Johannes et Avicia soror eorum”, by charter dated 1175[1483].

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    SIRES et COMTES de CLERMONT [en-BEAUVAISIS]

 

 

A.      ORIGINS

 

 

Lépinois suggests that, in the early 11th century, Clermont was a fief of the county of Beauvais[1484].  He points out that there was never a pagus of this name and also that the county does not correspond geographically with any of the local ecclesiastical jurisdictional entities.  It is therefore difficult to define precisely the boundaries of the medieval county of Clermont.  It appears that Clermont became a county unofficially when Renaud Seigneur de Clermont assumed the title count on his marriage to Adelais Ctss de Vermandois in 1103 and that the elevation in status was generally recognised.  On the death in 1218 of Thibaut VI Comte de Blois, son of Catherine Ctss de Clermont, the county of Clermont [en-Beauvaisis] was sold to the French crown[1485]

 

 

1.         RENAUD [I] (-before 1047).  He is named in the charter of his son dated 25 Dec 1047 (see below).  m ---.  The name of Renaud’s wife is not known.  Renaud & his wife had three children: 

a)         HUGUES [I] (-after 3 Mar 1057).  "Hugo" donated property in "villis…Villana, Villereisium…Curtis et Brochis" to Saint-Médard de Soissons, for the souls of "patris sui…Rainoldi…et fratris sui…Alberti", by charter dated 25 Dec 1047[1486].  "…Hugonis pincernæ regum, Balduini fratris eiusdem…Valterii pincernæ regis…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Mar 1057 under which Henri I King of France donated property to Notre-Dame de Soissons[1487]

i)          GAUTHIER (-after 1069).  "…Hugonis pincernæ regum, Balduini fratris eiusdem…Valterii pincernæ regis…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Mar 1057 under which Henri I King of France donated property to Notre-Dame de Soissons[1488].  "Miles…Gualterus filius Hugonis pincerne regis" settled a dispute with Saint-Riquier concerning "la terre de Feuquières-en-Vimeu" by charter dated 29 Aug 1062[1489]

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ii)         [RENAUD [II] (-after 1058).  According to Depoin, Renaud was the son of Hugues pincerna, but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[1490].  His hypothesis may be based solely on the charter dated 1067 under which his son "Hugues fils de Renaud" consented to the donation of "la moitié de la terre de Rungis" by "son cousin le chambrier Galeran" to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs[1491].  "…Ragenaldi camerarii…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Apr 1048 under which Henri I King of France donated "fiscum…Uni-Gradus" to Chartres Notre-Dame[1492].  "Rainaldus…senioris camerarius" renounced rights relating to "Villare" in favour of Fécamp by undated charter, dated to before 1060, witnessed by "Hugo filius meus cum uxore sua et uxor mea Ermentrudis…"[1493].] 

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b)         ALBERT (-before 25 Dec 1047).  "Hugo" donated property in "villis…Villana, Villereisium…Curtis et Brochis" to Saint-Médard de Soissons, for the souls of "patris sui…Rainoldi…et fratris sui…Alberti", by charter dated 25 Dec 1047[1494]

c)         BAUDOUIN (-after 3 Mar 1057).  "…Hugonis pincernæ regum, Balduini fratris eiusdem…Valterii pincernæ regis…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Mar 1057 under which Henri I King of France donated property to Notre-Dame de Soissons[1495]

 

 

RENAUD [II], son of [HUGUES [I] & his wife ---] (-after 1058).  According to Depoin, Renaud was the son of Hugues pincerna, but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[1496].  His hypothesis may be based solely on the charter dated 1067 under which his son "Hugues fils de Renaud" consented to the donation of "la moitié de la terre de Rungis" by "son cousin le chambrier Galeran" to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs[1497].  "…Ragenaldi camerarii…" witnessed the charter dated 17 Apr 1048 under which Henri I King of France donated "fiscum…Uni-Gradus" to Chartres Notre-Dame[1498].  "Rainaldus…senioris camerarius" renounced rights relating to "Villare" in favour of Fécamp by undated charter, dated to before 1060, witnessed by "Hugo filius meus cum uxore sua et uxor mea Ermentrudis…"[1499].] 

m ERMENTRUDE, daughter of ---.  "Rainaldus…senioris camerarius" renounced rights relating to "Villare" in favour of Fécamp by undated charter, dated to before 1060, witnessed by "Hugo filius meus cum uxore sua et uxor mea Ermentrudis…"[1500]

Renaud [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HUGUES [II] de Creil (-after Nov 1099).  Joint holder of the castle of Creil: an undated charter names "Hugo Rainaldi camerarii filius, regis beneficio Credulii dominus" and "[Galerannus] ipsi Hugoni et consanguinitate et eiusdem castelli participatione conjunctus"[1501].  "Hugo filius Reginaldi camerarii" donated "tributum navium…per Cretellum transeuntium" to Fécamp by undated charter, witnessed by "Haimericus de Haurecey nepos Hugonis…"[1502].  "Rainaldus…senioris camerarius" renounced rights relating to "Villare" in favour of Fécamp by undated charter, dated to before 1060, witnessed by "Hugo filius meus cum uxore sua et uxor mea Ermentrudis…"[1503].  "Hugues fils de Renaud" consented to the donation of "la moitié de la terre de Rungis" by "son cousin le chambrier Galeran" to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated 1067[1504].  An undated charter records the grant of pasturage rights "ad castrum Claromontis, Credulii, Gornaci, Lusarchiarum" to Saint-Leu d’Esserant by "Hugo comes Cestrensis" and "Hugo Claromontensis et Margarita uxor eius", later confirmed by "Rainaldus comes" with the consent of "uxore eius Clementia et filiis eius Guidone et Rainaldo"[1505].  Seigneur de Mouchy: "…Hugo de Montiaco" witnessed the charter dated to [before 1092] under which "Radulphus de Basincourt et Helvidis uxor eius…" donated property "juxta Manusdivillam" to Pontoise Saint Martin[1506].  Seigneur de Clermont: "Hugo Clarimontis dns" confirmed his donations to the church of Saint-Germer-de-Flay, with the consent of "filiis meis Rainaldo et Guidone", by charter dated to before Nov 1099[1507]m (before 1060) MARGUERITE de Ramerupt, daughter of HILDUIN [IV] de Montdidier et de Ramerupt Comte de Roucy & his wife Adelaide de Roucy.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Margareta" as third daughter of Hilduin Comte de Roucy and names her husband "comiti Hugonis de Claromonte Baluacensi"[1508].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "secundam filiam comitis Helduini de Rameruth dictam Margaretam" as wife of "Hugo comes de Claro-monte"[1509].  Her marriage date is estimated from the undated charter, dated to before 1060, under which "Rainaldus…senioris camerarius" renounced rights relating to "Villare" in favour of Fécamp, witnessed by "Hugo filius meus cum uxore sua et uxor mea Ermentrudis…"[1510].  An undated charter records the grant of pasturage rights "ad castrum Claromontis, Credulii, Gornaci, Lusarchiarum" to Saint-Leu d’Esserant by "Hugo comes Cestrensis" and "Hugo Claromontensis et Margarita uxor eius", later confirmed by "Rainaldus comes" with the consent of "uxore eius Clementia et filiis eius Guidone et Rainaldo"[1511].  Hugues & his wife had eight children: 

a)         RENAUD [III] de Clermont (-before 1162).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Guido dictus Qui-non-dormit et Hugo Pauper et comes Rainaldus et sorores eorum" as children of "Hugo comes de Claro-monte" and his wife Marguerite[1512].  He assumed the title Comte de Clermont [en-Beauvaisis] after his marriage. 

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b)         GUY de Clermont (-Rouen 1119).  A manuscript entitled Genealogia regum Francorum tertiæ stirpis names "Guido dictus qui non dormit et Hugo pauper et comes Rainaldus" as the sons of "Hugo comes de Claromonte" and his wife "filiam…comitis Helduini de Rameruth…Margaretam"[1513].  "Hugo Clarimontis dns" confirmed his donations to the church of Saint-Germer-de-Flay, with the consent of "filiis meis Rainaldo et Guidone", by charter dated to before Nov 1099[1514].  Orderic Vitalis records that "Guido de Claromonte" was captured at Rouen and died in jail[1515]

c)         HUGUES de Clermont (-after 17 Nov 1099).  A manuscript entitled Genealogia regum Francorum tertiæ stirpis names "Guido dictus qui non dormit et Hugo pauper et comes Rainaldus" as the sons of "Hugo comes de Claromonte" and his wife "filiam…comitis Helduini de Rameruth…Margaretam"[1516]

d)         ERMENTRUDE de Clermont (-after 13 May 1106).  Orderic Vitalis records that “Hugonis de Abrincis filio Ricardi cognomento Goz” married “Ermentrudem filiam Hugonis de Claromonte Belvacensi[1517].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to a sister of "comes Rainaldus" as husband of "comiti Hugoni de Cestre"[1518].  “Ricardus Cestrensis comes et Ermentrudis comitissa mater eius” confirmed donations to Abingdon by charter dated 13 May 1106[1519]m (before 1093) [as his second wife,] HUGUES d'Avranches Earl of Chester, son of RICHARD Le Goz & his wife --- ([1047]-St Werburg's Abbey, Chester 27 Jul 1101). 

e)         ADELISA de Clermont .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to a sister of "comes Rainaldus" as husband of "Gillebertus, filius Richardi Anglici"[1520].  Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Giselbertus” married “filia comitis de Claromonte[1521].  "Hadalaidis filia Hugonis de Claromonte…uxor Gisleberti de Anglia" founded an anniversary at Saint-Leu d’Esserent, like the anniversaries of "patris sui Hugonis et matris sue Margarite", by undated charter[1522].  Her second marriage into the Montmorency family is confirmed by the charter dated under which Robert Bishop of Lincoln confirms previous donations to Thorney, including one by “Adelidæ de Montemoraci” of “…terræ in Randa quas Turgisius tenuit et Toui prius dederat[1523], which clearly refers back to the earlier undated charter under which “Adeliz, uxor Gilberti filii Ricardi, et Gillebertus et Walterus et Baldewinus et Rohaisia pueri Gilberti” donated property “quod Tovi dedit…et in Randa…quas Turgisius tenebat” to Thorney Monastery[1524].  The precise identity of Adelisa’s second husband has not yet been confirmed.  According to Duchesne, Adelisa’s second husband was Hervé, son of Bouchard [III] Seigneur de Montmorency and his second wife, but he cites no primary source on which this statement is based[1525].  As noted below, the first marriage of Mathieu [I] de Montmorency, who would have been Hervé’s older half-brother born from their father’s first marriage, is dated to [1126].  This suggests the birth of Mathieu [I] in [1095/1105].  If that estimated date range is correct, any half-brothers born from his father’s second marriage would probably have been too young to have married Adelisa.  In addition, given Adelisa’s prominent family background and first marriage, it is unlikely that her second husband would have been the younger son of the seigneur de Montmorency.  As Adelisa had several children by her first husband, she would have been considerably older than her second husband if he had been a younger son of Bouchard [III].  A more likely case is that Adelisa’s second husband was Bouchard [III] himself, whose age and position would have been more appropriate for the marriage.  This is supported by the Liber Vitæ of Thorney abbey which lists "…Gilebt fili[us] Ricardi…Burchardus de Muntmorenci…Aaliz uxor Gilbti filii Ricardi…", suggested by Keats-Rohan as Adelisa and her two husbands[1526]m firstly [as his second wife,] GILBERT FitzRichard de Clare, son of RICHARD de Brionne Lord of Clare and Tonbridge [Normandy] & his wife Rohese Giffard (-1114 or 1117).  m secondly (after [1114/17]) [as his third wife, BOUCHARD [III] Seigneur] de Montmorency, son of [HERVE Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Agnes --- (-Jerusalem 2 Jan, after 1124)]. 

f)          MARGUERITE de Clermont (-[1136]).  "Margarita de Gerboreio, filia Hugonis de Claromonte", on her deathbed, summoned “Gerardum maritum suum” to donate property to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, with the consent of "Rainaldus comes frater domne Margarite…et Petrus filius Gerardi et Beatrix uxor Oddonis de Angivillari", by charter dated to [1136][1527].  A charter which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “sextam partem decimæ de Curleio” made by “Margaretæ vicedominæ de Gerberedo[1528]m GERARD de Gerberoy, son of --- (-after 1136). 

g)         RICHILDE de Clermont .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Mouchy.  Depoin states that the Histoire de Vézelay, by Hugues le Poitevin, names “Dreux de Mello...et...Richeud, fille de Hugues de Mouchy, sœur de Renaud II de Clermont et de Félicie reine d’Aragon” as the parents of Guillaume abbé de Vézelay[1529].  However, the passage in question has not been found in the edition of the Histoire which was consulted during the preparation of the present document.  A charter which confirms donations to the abbey of Saint-Paul-en-Beauvaisis includes the donation of “medietatem altaris de Camberonne” made by “Richeldis de Merloto” and of “aliam medietatem” by “Berneri de Claromonte” (the latter not yet having been identified, although his name and joint ownership of the property in question suggests a relationship between Richilde and the Clermont family)[1530]m (before 1101) DREUX [I] Seigneur de Mello, son of GILBERT [I] de Mello & his wife --- (-after [1117/18]). 

h)         BEATRIX de Clermont (-after 1110).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to a sister of "comes Rainaldus" as wife of "Matheus comes de Bello-monte, de qua genuit alterum Matheum comitem et fratrem eius et filias"[1531].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, one of the sisters of "comitem Rainaldum" as "comites Bellimonti"